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FIND LOST GOLD
Bars Stolen From Selby Smelter
THE IWF MAKES A FULL CONFESSION
Duipect Winters rereaW Hiding riarc
Sank Plunder la Hay Remainder to
lie Secured When Tide Condition
Are Iletler Get Iteward.
Tlic gold bars, amounting to S2H0,0O0,
stolon from the strong room of the
Selby smelting works during Monday
night at San Francisco, have been lo
cated aud 8130,000 of the precious mctnl
has been recovered mid the balance
will be taken from its hiding place
within a few hours. The detectives
worked on the suspect, .lack Winters,
with the result that he confessed his
crime and took the detectives to the
spot where ho hid the gold. The spot
chosen by him was a poor one for the
secreting of so much treasure, it being
at the end of the railroad wharf but a
hhort distance from the company's
plant and but a few feet of water cov
ered its hiding place.
Winters when he had made up his
mind to tell what he knew about the
crime, was exceedingly willing to give
all the information necessary toward
the recovery of the bullion. He prac
tically assumed charge of the opera
tions, and led Captain Seymour and
Superintendent Von Der Ropp of the
smelter company to the dock. He act
ed more like one of the detectives em
ployed on the case than a prisoner. As
aoon as he arrived at the water's edge
he called the superintendent to his side
"Now watch what I am going to
allow you. Iks careful that you get the
Stooping, he picked up three stones,
and pacing forward he tossed one of
them into the water. It fell the south
of the spot at which the prisoner stood.
Another Btonc fell to the east and the
third was thrown directly in front of
"That," said tho prisoner, "will
mark the water boundary .of the place
where your gold is hidden."
Stepping to the left, Winters drew
a nail from his pocket and asked for a
hammer. He then paced off a few
yards to the left and drove another
nail in the timber.
"The gold," he continued, "will be
letwecn those two nails somewhere
in line with the spots maaked by the
stones I just threw into the water."
A small boat was secured and into it
Sheriff Viale, Detective Kimball and
two laborers were loaded. Winters
assisted in the search for the bricks.
He talked glibly all the while. Tho
deep mud finally put a stop to opera
tions and it was decided to build a
cofferdam before trying to recover the
rest of the treasure.
HALF CROP OF CORN
That Kstlmate Made for the Whole Conn-
The August report of the statistician
of the department of agriculture shows
the following averages of conditions
on August 1! Corn, fit; spring wheat,
hO.l; oats 73.(1; barley, 80.0; spring rye,
83.0; buckwheat, 01.1; potatoes, 03.3;
timothy hay, 84.1.
The following condition of figures
relating to the corn and other crops in
dicate the damage vaused by tho re
cent extensive and severe drouth' in
auch of tho principal producing states
named aa have been affected thereby:
The average condition of corn de
clined 27.3 points during July and on
August 1. it was 33.0 points lower than
at the corresponding day last year and
33.0 points below the mean of the Au
guut averages for the last ten years.
In some localities the corn crop has
been injured beyond recovery by hot,
dry winds. In others timely rains
during the closing days of July have
gone far toward assuring fair yields.
The conditions in the principal states
arc as follows: Ohio, 73; Indiana, 7.1;
Illinois, SI; Iowa, 57; Missouri, 20:
Kansas; 10, and Nebraska,' 30. During
July there wob a decline of S points in
Ohio, 27 in Indiana 30 in Illinois, 30 in
Iowa, 41 in Missouri, 55 in Kansas and
52 in Nebraska.
RESCUES A KIDNAPED BOY
Michigan Mother Find lllm la a Negro
Den at Chicago.
Mrs. A. J. Countryman arrived Sat
urday at her home in St. Joseph, Mich.,
from Chicago with her five-year-old son
who with an eight-year-old brother
was kidnaped July 4. She found them
in a negro den in Forty-third street.
When she started away with her chil
dren she was chased by a negro mob,
which captured the oldest boy. With
the younger one sho escaped to a
steamer. Her husband jumped aboard
the boat and threatened to throw her
and the boy overboard. She was pro
tected during tho trip and given police
protectian on her arrival home.
IlllnoU Town Ilurncd.
Almost the entire business portion
of tho town of Rantoul, 111., was tie
Btrdyed by fire recently. A small hotel
and a hardware store are the only busi
ness structures left standing. The tiro
destroyed all tho grocery stores, meat
markets, dry goods (stores and restau
rants. Tho burned buildings include
two banks, tho postofiice, the Illinois
Central depot, the opera house, two
newspaper offices and tho quarters of
the telephone and telegraph compan
ies. Tho losses are estimated all the
way from 8359,000 to 8300,000.
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CHARGE OF EMBEZZLEMENT
rroMlarnt Omaha Man Placed Under
William S. Wedge for ten years sec
retary of the filters and traders' ex
change at Omaha has been' arrested on
the charge of embezzling 8.1,0'. belong
ing to the exchange. The complaint
was filed by J. Fred Smith, president
of the exchange. Deputy Sheriff
Swlt made the arrest ami Mr. Wedge
was released on his own reeoguUancc.
He. was secretary of the exchange un
til quite recently, when it was an
nounced that the exchange desired, to
economize and the place was left va
cant. Mr. Wedge said he had no intimation
of the charge until he wbh arrested.
The complaint charges that the money
was taken in small sums of from 875 to
8100, and one item of 83,000. Mr.
Wedge in speaking of the charge, Bald
there was nothing whatever on which
it could le based.
FIND ROLL OF BILLS.
Children Unearth a Vomlbte Hurled For
tune on a Farm.
Dr. Elder of Ilcynolds, Neb., reports
tt-valuable find there. While some
children were playing in tho dirt upon
the farm of Joe Lamb, ucar Ilcynolds,
they unearthed a roll of greenbacko
that measured 'about four inches
through. They were so badly decom
posed by their contact with tho dirt
that they were falling to pieces, but by
the use of a powerful glassonc of them
was found to be of a thousand dollar
denomination. Tho roll was immedi
ately sent to tho treasury department
in Washington. There are a number
of conjectures as to the circum
stances surrounding the rich de
posit, but tho most plausibly theory
seems to bo that it had some connec
tion with the famous Hubbell wreck
that occurred some liftcon years ago.
It will be remembered that the wreck
was planned with the evident intention
of robbery, and that a man by the
name of .Voorhecs was sent to the pci
ltentiary for the crime. The theory Is
advanced that he stole the money nt
the time of tho wreck and burled it
on Mr. Lamb's farm, which Is not far
from the scene.
CALLS IT GAME OF SQUEEZE
General Chaffee Comment! on Claim for
The war department at Washington
has completed and published tho re
ports on the military operations In
South Africa und China, extract of
which have been published, including
all of the important features. Refer
ence was inude at the time of a scheme
of settlement, submitted through
Minister Conger to.General Chaffee, in
command in China. This scheme was
presented by Rev. E. O. Tewksbury,
who made the claim for damages by
the boxers to Chinese- Christians or ad
herents of the American congressional
mission. Tho damand included a mon
ey indemnity 10,150 taels and 00 acres
of land. General Chaffee, commenting
upon this demand, says:
"The scheme of settlement, as it ap
pears to me; is very much in tho line of
business called 'squeoxc,' which wo
hear a great deal about in China.
BADLY INJURED IN A FIRE
Loahj I'llcer Hurt While Fighting Flames
Fire KxtlnguUhor Hunt'
Saturday night tho drug store owned
by I. D. JcffricH and the store building
owned by A. C. King at Pilgcr, Neb.,
were burned. It is reported that near
ly all of the stock in the drughtore was
saved and tho other building, which
was occupied as a meat. market. Insur
ance not known. Had it not been for
tho fact that it was a very calm night
it is probable that tho entire business
portion of tho town would have been
wiped out. Tho drug store was . alsd
occupied and used us postoflico" and
distance telephone otllco. Tho loss is
During tuc fire while Louis Pilgcr
'was attempting to use a patent ex
tinguisher tho machine exploded in d
he was injured severely if not fatally.
FINDS DEATH IN AWFUL WAY
Tekamah Woman Throw Horaejf Under
Wheel of Tntln.
Miss Lizzie Smith of Tekamah, Neb.,
threw herself under a south bound
jtrain on tho. Chicago, St. Paul, Minne
apolis & Omaha road, and was instant
ly killed. Sho selected a spot one
quarter of a mile from the depot in a
deep cut at a sharp curve. Tho engi
neer of tho train saw her and heard
her scream. Ho reversed tho engine,
but was unable to stop the train. Tho
woman's body was badly mangled and
both legs were nearly severed. Sho was
forty-five years of of ago. Three of
her brothers are merchants at Te
kamah. Miss Smith owned consider
able property. No catise is known for
the deed unless it bo despondency
caused by ill health.
Trees Uprooted by Wind.
One of tho heaviest rains of the sea
son fell at Frirbury Saturday night.
The rain was rccompanied by terrillic
lightning and tho wind did consider
able damage to trees.
Good Ualn In Nebraska.
Tho State of Nebraska, particularly
the central part, was prttty well soak
ed.wlth rain on Satusday night. Tho
fall Ib reported from varions points
over the state as follows: Aurora, 2 in.;
Crete, 1.5 in.; Tecum&eh, .1.5 in.; Hum
boldt, 1 in.; Table Rock, 1.0 in.; Ches
tcr, 1.3 in.; Edgar, one half inch; Mln
den, 1 inch. The wind did some dam
age at Hastings, and at Aurora n burn
with twelvo head of horses were struck
und.bulj-ucd by. lightning.
PUTS OFfKE ASIDE
General Gomez Hae no Longing
For the Presidency.
IS NOW BOOMING HIS FRKRB PALNA
8uggt That Mono lie ilen the Second
riaee Latter Not IlUpotrd to Fall
InWIIh the 1'Ian Olher News
or (treat Importance.
Gen. Maximo (lamer, has addressed a
letter to the local committee of the
national party, in Havana, who had
chosen him as a candidate for the pres
idency of Cuba and Scnor Estrada
I'alma as a candidate for tho vice pres
idency, in which ho firmly declines "to
undertake such high o.llcc tinder the
General Gome, suggests Scnor Es
trada I'alma and Scnor Mil so its the
best selections that could lc made for
the presidency and vice presidency.
A movement was started some time
ago to make Scnor I'alma the uuanl
tnous choice of the people for the pres
idency and overtures were made to
Scnor Maso Wavo persuading him to
accept the vice presidency. It is ns
acrtcd, however, that thus far Senor
Maso has declined to fall in with this
plan, as he relics upon the negro vote
to elect him president.
A NEW MAN IS SELECTED.
Admiral Johnson to Take Hhe I'lace f
The navy department lias selected
Rear Admiral Mortimer L. Johnson,
now in command at Port Royal naval
station, to succeed Admiral Sampson
in command of the. ltoston navy yard,
when the latter officer hhall retire.
The formal appointment has not been
made, as it is not known how soon
Admiral Sampson may wlhh to Ik re
lieved, or whether he will wait until
his retirement from the service next
February. However, it is usual when
the retirement of an officer is ahead to
look about for those available to suc
ceed him, and this led the department
some weeks ago to determine upon Ad
miral Johnson for the prospective ser
vice. It has been known for some time to
navy department officials that Admiral
Sampson is not in robust health, and
that he might desire to lay aside his
duties at tho yard before the time of
hlB retirement from the service, as to
this, however, it is stated at the navy
department that there is no definite
information from Admiral Sampson,
lie has not asked to be rcllcvcd,'or in
dicated when he would like to be de
It is stated that the action of the
navy department has no connection
with the Schley court of inquiry. Of
ficials of the department were unable
to say whether Admiral Sampson
would be summoned as a witness, or
would appear otherwise before the
court, although it was said to be alto
gether probable that he would be
among the witnesses. ,
WOODS HAS MUCH TROUBLE
Squatter Take roelon of HI Land
J. R. Woods the prize winner in the
land lottery, who claimed abtrlpalong
tho Lawton townsite to the injury of
Miss Mattie Reals, the Kansas tele
phone girl, has appealed to ex-Governor
Richards, who conducted the open
ing, to have government troops put
the trespassers off his homestead.
Squatters are now-camped on nearly
every lot in the 160 acres of Woods'
homestead. They have sunk wells and
contracted' for the erection of buildings.
Woods' lawyers declare that If his
homestead rights are denied every
other homestead entry is worthless
and chaos will prevail
Gold Thief a Nebratkan.
Jack Winter or Winters who roblicd
tho San Francisco smelting works of
8280,000 in gold and who was captured
and disgorged most of the treasure, is
believed to have served a term in the
Nebraska penitentiary for an attempt
ed criminal assault upon Claricy Ann
Watson, a Bervant girl. Tho assault
occurred at North Rend. Tho namo
and description of the man at San
Francisco correspond with that of the
man who waa convicted in this state.
Winters waa brought to the peniten
tiary in February, 1875. At that lime
ho waa twenty-five years old and had'
been employed on a farm near Fre
mont. Offer Hlraielf for Tet.
In view of tho interest taken in tho
question of whether or not animal tu
berculosis can be communicated to hu
man beings, T. L. Monson, state dairy
commissioner of Colorado, offered him
self asa subject for a thorough test of
tho matter, provided a suitable annui
ty for his family In case of fatal results.
Mr. Monson has made a study of the
matter and Ib a strong believer in Dr.
The Shamrock at New York.
Shamrock Second, Sir Thomas Lip
ton's second challenger for America's
cup, in tow of her consort, the big
steam yacht Erin lias arrived off Sandy
Hook light ship in New York and
anchored inside the light ship half au
John Hirschman had o pile of lum
ber fall upon him at the Fremont
Ilrowery company's plant and his right
leg was broken between the kneo and
Noted Italian Die At III Home
Slgnor Crlspl died at 7:1. Sunday
evening at his home nt Naples. He
was surrounded by inemltcra of his
family and several Intimate friends.
The news was immediately telegraph
ed to King Victor Emmanuel and
Queen Helen. The evening papers as
sert that the hotly will be conveyed by
steamer to Palermo, where the munici
pality will arrange for a great public
It is rumored that Slgnor Crispl's
will authorizes a prominent Italian
politician to examine his papers and
to publish his memoirs.
It is rumored that the documents
left by Signor Crlspl contain compro
mising revelations regarding several
politicians and unpublished details
concerning the struggle for Italian uni
ty and Independence.
It Is asserted that all the property
left by the deceased it heuvlly mort
gaged. The deuth, though so long expected,
has made a marked Impression. His
wife and daughter did not leavo the
liedslde for fifty hours and their friends
were compelled to use loving . violence
to induce them to leave the chamber.
When all was over, Princess Linguag
losa fainted and had to be carried out
by her husband.
The friends declined to allow strang
ers to touch the body, and they per
sonally performed all the last sad of
fice, placing tho liody in evening dress
with the collar of tho order of the
FOREST FIRES ARE RAGING
Or rat Damage none' Along- Line of the
Word from Tacotna, Wash., says:
Immense forest fires are raging in
several parts of the great timber belt
lying west of the Cascade mountains.
They ure especially fierce between
Lake Saintuamish aud Snoqualmlc riv
er, and the lumlier camps there are in
great danger. Thousands of dollars
worth of tlmlier has already been de
stroyed. Another tremendous flro is
raging lie t ween Woodlnvillc and Grace
on the Northern Pacific railroad. Sev
eral farm dwellings in that vicinity
have been burned. Similar damage
is liclng caused to timber in Chehalls
and Mason counties. Passengers on
the Great Northern overland train
which arrived last night several hours
late, report that several forest fires are
raging on Itoth sides of the track in
the Cascade mountains just west of
Wellington. The Great Northern
overland express had a thrilling race
through this fire with flames leaping
about it on both sides. Many of tho
passengers were overcome by fright
and several women fainted. The smoke
and heat were intolerable.
Nebraaka State Fair.
The following announcement has
been sent out by President E. L. Vance
and Secretary Robert W. Furnas:
lly legislative enactment the Nebras
ka state fair is permanently located at
the city of Lincoln, the capital of the
state. The fair grounds adjoin tho
city on the north. From tho city of
Lincoln the grounds reached both by
steam, railway and electric car lines,
running every five minutes.
The late legislature appropriated
money to purchase fair grounds and
equip them with all 'modern improve
ments All live stock will be provided
for in new and commodious barns.
Railroad conveniences nnd accommo
dations are complete. Lincoln is a
western railroad center. All western
railroads center there. All exhibits
arc unloaded and reloaded Immediately
at the main entrance gate. Steam
railway passenger trains run into thr
Kariuer Buffers Accident.
John Allington residing about ten
miles southwest of Callaway, Neb,,
met with nn accident that will lay him
up for n few days, at least. He was
hauling a wagon load of -rye, and while
going down hill, tho rope which he
had locked his wagon broke, letting
the load run down onto the team. On
either side of the road was a steep em
bankment of some twenty-feet. The
wagon ran to one side of the road,
caving off, letting Mr. Allington, tho
rye and wagon box tumble to tho bot
tom of tho embankment. He was lat
er found in nn unconscious, condition
taken home and a doctor called, who
prorioupced his- injuries aarlous, but
not fatal. The team and running
Tgcurs otitic wagon were found about
ainiiu irum wncru mu ucciuent occur
;rcd. At a public meeting held at DcWitt,
Nctt., L. F, Holloway and Henry Way
raaa wore elected as, delegates to gp to
Alberta; Canada, to investigate the fa
vorable reports concerning that coun
try. If found to be as represoutcd a
colony will be formed to locate at some
place in the new country.
While engaged in work on a fewer
extension at Grand Island Itert Ferris
slipped, and in falling grabbed a pick
et, resulting in the brtiislngof hlshand
and the dislocation of a finger joint.
Ho was otherwise uninjured. Wood
poisoning and lockjaw set in and tho
young man died later.
Hie; Yield of Wheat.
William Aldsup of Madison town
ship recently threshed forty-two acres
of wheat near Geneva, Neb., that aver
aged thirty-six bushels per acre, ma
chine measure, and thirty acres of oatu
that averaged twenty-eight bushels.
His corn, he thinks, will make from
five to twenty-five bushels per acre.
The coroner's jury over tho remains
of Miss Elizabeth Smith, who was
killed on tho railroad at Tekamah,
Neb., decided that her death was acci
dental, and not suicide.
Night Express Looted In the
PASSEIKFRS MAW TO DELIVER.
Hobhera (In Through Train to Levy Tri
bute I'ontal Hack Alio Mined
' Urllbemte In Work and
Itute with High
The south-bound Missouri, Kansas
it Texas train was robbed at Caney
switch, I. T., by five masked men. The
express ear was blown open, tho afe
wrecked nnd the mall sacks rilled. All
the passengers were robbed of their
The robbers put a charge of dyna
mite to the safo and blew It open.
They demolished the safe but got only
81. A0, as the money had all been left at
Muskogee, to lie picked up by the
"Katy Flyer" which runs through the
territory by day.
The messenger clerk was forced to
assist the bandits in their work. Ev
ery mail pouch was emptied and the
mall considered valuable wan taken.
Then, with Postal Clerk Tullcy hold
ing an empty mall sack, the robbers
went through the conches and robbed
every pas7cngcr.Th"y got 8'-'90 in one
coach. A negro who refused1 to irlvc
np his money was severely beaten. The
passengers were compelled to throw
their valuables Into tho pouch.
The express company says that it
lost nothing and tho conductor esti
mates the passengers' losses at about
8400, not conntlpg jewelry. The rob-
iHjrs gave hngineer Lanhum a diamond
ring and a shirt stud. '
E. C. Rlchmon, Rob Alford, George
Ill-own, John Gibson, Tom Edwards,
and Jack Rarr have been arrested on
the charge of committing the robbery
at Caney, J, R. Davis, deputy marshall
nt Colbert, I. T., arrived at Dcnnison,
Texas, from tho scene of tho holdup.
He said In regard to the arrests :
"These men were arrested at Caney
and taken to Atoka. The operator at
Caney when he heard the shooting,
suspected the train was being held up,
and put out the light in the depot and
telegraphed to Atoka, eleven miles
away, for officers."
"Within two hours after the robbery
was committed bloodhounds had trail
ed theso men to their homes. Wo
found tho wet clothing identified by
passengers as that worn by the rob
bers. Wo found three masks aud in
the fire box of the cook stove when
the arrests were made the shoes of the
men arrested. Tho .tracks were meas
ured and fitted the shoes exactlv."
This afternoon tho men were given
a hearing In Commissioner Rail's court
at Atoka aud their bonds fixed at 85,
000 in each case. They could not give
tho bond aud were remanded to jail.
Mate of Ohio Innltt that Steel Combine
The secretary of state of Ohio has
forwarded to the president of the Uni
ted States Steel corporation blanks no
tifying the corporation that, the state
is ready to receive the tax duo it under
tho law applying to foreign corpora
tions. If the company refuses to pay the
tax suit will at once be brought to col
leet it. If the corporation consents io
pay the tax it will have qualified, it is
claimed, merely to do a legal business
in the state. The secretary of state
and attorney general say they are con
vinced that the constituent companies
aro doing an illegal business in tho
tato in that they are connected with
a trust and whather.the United States
Steel corporation pays tho tax or not;
proceedings will be brought against
the Ohio companies under the anti-trust
FITTING OUT THE MACHIAS
tlunboat Hoon to Hall for Southern Wa
ter. A Norfolk, Vn., dispatch says: The
gunboat Machias, en route for Colon,
has been loading coal, provisions and
ammunition in Hampton Roads since
August 10. A large part of the., sup
plies came from the llrooklyn navy
yard, and a great deal of the ammuni
tion was prepared at Saint Helena
magazine here. The vessel is likely to
sail nt any moment. She wlll'carry a
full complement of men.
A Mortgage for Million.
There was filed in the Hudson county
court house At Jersey City, New York,
a mortgage for 81.10,000,000 made by
tho consolidated, tobacco company of
America to the Morton Trust to secure
an issue of 4 per cent bonds not to ex
ceed 8150,000,000. It is dated June 16
and bore revenue stamps to the amount
of 875. The papers show that the Con
solidated Tobacco company have ab
sorbed the American Tobacco and tho
Continental Tobacco and subsidiary
. Loveilck and Hecerted.
Miss Daisy Holl, n pretty girl, whose
lover had deserted her, attempted to
take her life at Omaha by tho use of
ir.o.-phlne. She was at tho Dodge ho
tel, where she and her lover Frnak
Davis have been staying for some time.
They had quarreled and Davis left her
penniless. Two weeks ago sho told n
friend ahq would kill herself but no
attention wns paid to her talk. The
posion had taken effect but sho was
brought back to life by a physician.
She Ih twenty years old and quite pret
ty. Several months ago she came to
FRANCE TO IMPORT WHEAT
Harvesting rlnUhed and Serlou Short
A dispatch from ' Washington says:
France lins practically completed tho
harvesting of her wheat at about tho
time when it usually begins, nnd it is
no longer doubtful that (hero will be a
very serious shortage. Thin Informa
tion is conveyed to the state depart
ment Inn report from Consul General
Skinner nt Marseilles. It is the' firm
belief In some quarters, says the con
sul general, that France will have to
become again an Importing nation of
this commodity aud tho country will
have to look abroad the coming year
for alxntt fifty million bushels.
About twenty million bushels of soft
wheat to make up this shortage Is ex
pected to come from tint United States
providetl prices keep slightly under or
on a par with those of Russian wheat.
GIVEN A $134,000 SURPRISE
Chicago Company found la ne'Itettir Off
Than It Thought.
The George II. Phillips company of
Chicago has fonnd itself bettor oT by
8134.000 than it thought by the discov
ery of two slight errors In the hooks,
found since the firm suspended -business
to have its house cleaning. ' One
was nn error of nn oven 8100,0.1.). ' The
firm deposited in the bank i3J,obo in
cash, for which it received credit by
tho bank, but which appeared, on tho
books of the firm a a denonlt of 833.000.
Another mistake of tho bookkeeper
was the failure to credit tho firm for
831,000 of warehouse receipts deposited
in the bank early in April. The depos
it of these receipts Is the same as a de
posit of cash, and the failure to ac
count for them caused a reduction in
thoVworklng capital of thu firm to that
THE STRIKE SITUATION.
Btrlklng Men and the Manufacturer
The struggle for mastery between
manufacturers aud men in the steel
industry Ih now fairly launched. The
general strike order issued by Presi
dent Shaffer of thu amalgamated as
sociation haB so far been obeyed by
14,000 men, according to the best fig
ures obtainable. Tho first two pre
liminary calls were answered by about
45,000 men, ho that tho total number
now out is In the neighborhood of 00,
000. Roth sides seem to be satisfied with
the situation, but an yet neither side
can claim advantage. In some locali
ties the mill men havo rcf usod to obey
the strjkc call, but may do so latr.
Detective Fred M. Hans, employed aa
a special detective by a railroad com
pany at Omaha, Neb., waa arrested at
Logan, la., on the charge of conspir
acy. The charge relates to the de
tective's part in the capture of two
men who were robbing a freight train.
It is charged that the robbery waa con
cocted by the detective for the purpose
of giving him standing with his em
ployers. Francis Daniels, who ib Hans'
brother-in-law, was ono of the men
captured nt the timo the train 'was "
robbed, but wat permitted to "escape.
Daniels was afterwards caught by an
other officer. Hans-pleaded not guilty
and gave a cash bond of 8300 for his
appearance nsxt Tuesday at the pre
liminary hearing. Daniels was ar
ranged and pleaded not guilty and
was bound over to the district court.
Hare of World's ralr Site.
Judge Zachritz, in the circuit court,
refused to grant an injunction restrain
ing l(he Louisiana Purchase Exposition
company from using Forest park for a
site for the world's fair, to be held in
St. Louis in 1903,-.
Officials of tho Louisiana Purchase
Exposition company were jubilant over
the 6ucome of tiro proceedings. Tho
matter was discussed at a meeting of
the executive committee, which gave
direction to the general counsel to
look into methods of procc'cdurc neces
sary to secure by condemnation 300 or
more additional acres of ground need
ed outside of the Forest park site.
laborer Heir to Fortune.
Thomas Watts of Cornlshman, Mich.,
for twenty years a day laborer about
tho mines of that section, has received
a legacy of S2-0,000 by tho death of a
sister in Cornwall. Ue has left to ar
range the probating of the will. '
NEWS IN BRIEF.
The transport Sumner has arrived at
San Fraucisco from Manila with 180,
convalescent soldiers. There were
two deaths on the voyage.
At State Line, Utah, Jim Hedges
was killed in a street duel by Jim
Glendenning, a miner, who waa after
wards arrested and placed in jail.'
The comptroller of the currency has
declared a dividend of 10 per cept in
favor of the creditors of tho insolvent
First National bank of Niles, Midi.
Extensive forest fires have been rag
ing in three districts of the government
of Nijni-Novgorod, central Russia, and ,
several villages have been destroyed.
Frank Purcell of Washington, Ind.,
has been arrested on tho charge of.
murdering his wife on an affidavit
sworn out by his son. Mrs. Nettle
Southcrt, thu daughter, who waa mar
ried on tho evening of the crime, bears
out her brother's charges of brutality.
Assistant Postmaster John O. Pole
and his family, while attempting to
cross a mountain stream about six
miles from Lexington, Va., were awept
down by tho waters of a cloudburst
and his wife and three daughters aged
from one to eight years, drowned, Mr.
Polo and a daughter three 'years old
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