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Slayer of Staudmeyor Sentenced
THIRD TIME HE HAS BEEN CONVICTED
Farmer Shoot n Ilnrgtar I.emnel Gold'
berry nml Ills Two Honaroand Utility
Jcc MorrUon Ulten Another
Chnnre Other Hew:
ThcMnoilon for tv now lrl.il4 In, the
Russell murder caso was tried before
Judgo JVjstovcr at Cbadron, Neb.
Sevcrnl of tho jurors who Bat In the
former trial wero put on the witness
stand to try to prove that after eighty
nine hours of deliberation the Jury nr
rlveil at an Improper verdict. The mo
tion for a trial was overruled and Rus
sell was told to stand up. He ad
vanced to tho Judgo's stand and Judgo
"You havo been tried on the charge
of murder In tho first degree by two
Juries nnd found guilty In each In
stance. You havo been tried In the
district court of Dawes county and
found guilty of murder In tho second
degree, with the recommendation of
tho clemency of the court. I havo con
cluded to sustain the verdict of tho
twelve men who have heard tho evi
dence and have returned a verdict of
murder In the ucond degree. If you
nrc an Innocent man you are tho vic
tim of ono of the strangest cases of
circumstantial cvldenco I have ever
Been. Now It Is my duty to sentence
you, whether I like It or not. Have
you anything to say why sentence
should not bo passed on you at this
Russell turned to tho lawyers and
spectators, glancing for a moment over
to whero his brothers and sisters sat,
and with a voice almost choked with
"I am not guilty; I never was guilty.
When Jim Force killed my brother the
samo bullet marks wero on him that
wero on Staudmeyor, and I was not
there when my brother was killed"
After a moment tno judge resumed:
"It Is the sentenco of tho court that
you bo taken after a period of thirty
dayB by the sheriff of this county to
tho state prison and there confined for
tho full term of twenty years."
Homo for Dlnnbled Volunteer Boldlera nt
Hot Hnrlnft-a, 8. D.
Nebraskans evince considerable in
terest in the bill providing a soldiers'
homo for disabled volunteer soldiers
at Hot Springs, S. D., for tho reason
that tho success of the measure would
mean the establishment of a great san
itarium. Tho G. A. R. has taken a very great
Interest In tho matter. For years tho
grand commander has appointed a
committee to try an induce congress
to pass such a bill. Successively Copt.
II. E, Palmer of Nebraska has been
chairman of that committee. Ho hag
labored zealously for his pet measure'
Tho senate passed tho bill January 20
and now the house- committee on mili
tary affairs has reported It favorably.
REFUSED TO SURRENDER
And Kecelted Content of Shotgun In
Chnrlcy Bode, a youn man of about
twenty-two years, living three miles
northeast of Exeter, was shot at tho
homo of Nets Jansen by Herbert Jan
sen, son of Mr. Jansen.
Bodo was coming out of tho cellar
at tho Jansea place. Ho was com
manded to surrender, but refused, and
made for young Jansen. Ho seized the
gun, which was discharged in the
scuffle, causing a very severe wound
In his right leg, just below tho thigh.
Bodo bad gained admlttanco to tho
houso by entering a window, where, It
is believed, ho had Intended to commit
robbery. A number of houses havo
been entered in tho neighborhood and
It Is now generally supposed ho Is the
Narrowly Fjcupe Incineration.
An Insane Chinese woman narrow
ly escaped Incineration In Dcadwood,
S. D. She was released from tho coun
ty jail a few days ago and was in
charge of n nurse. Tho latter left her
and in order to avoid being annoyed
by tho other Chinese, chained her to
tho floor In her room, within reach of
a stove, In which they started a fire.
The woman, fed part of her clothing
to tho flro and finally set flro to tho
bed. Tho other Chlneso wero be
wildered and.afrald to attempt her res-cuo-and
but for tho arrival of a police
man sho would havo perished. Tho
ofllcer broko tho door down and
dragged her out Into tho air. Sho wns
nearly dead from suffocation and tho
flro had singed her badly. Sho has
been lnsano for several months nnd
it Is hoped that sho may bo deported.
Otherwlso application w..i be mndo to
havo her admitted to tho Yankton asy
lum. Write for our j'reo special farm ma
chinery catalogue. Wo will savo you
money. Lincoln Supply Co., 122 North
Tenth Btrect, Lincoln, Neb.
JrBHo Morrison Griiuted n Now Trlul,
, Jesso Morrison, who was convicted
of accond degree murder for tho kill
ing of Mrs. Clara W. Castlo of Eldo
rado, Kan., nbout a year ago, was
granted a new trial by tho supremo
Tho court held that thoro was error
In tho empaneling of tho jury which
tried Miss Morrison. Miss Morrison
was a rival of Mrs. Castlo in a love af
fair. Sho was invited by her victim
to her homo nnd In a quarrol that en
sued cut her throat with a razor. Her
first trial resulted lu a disagreement.
ENVOYS AT WHITE HOUSE
Prrldent Receive Thorn In Capacity ot
Messrs. Wolmarans and Wesscls. tho
Boer delegates, wore received by Sec
retary Hay at Washington. It wns
distinctly understood that tho Doers
wero to be received as private citizens,
nnd not In nn ofllclnl capacity.
The principal object of tho delegates
was to Induce tho United htntes gov
ernment to do something to terminate
the present bloody struggle In South
Africa. They wero not vory specific
as to what they wanted, and apparently
would bo satisfied with almost any
thing from Intervention direct to a
simple tender of the good oiilccs on tho
part of the United States.
Later In the day Messrs. Wolmarans
and Weesols, accompanied by Dr. Fred
crick Muoller of tho Ornnge Freo Stat'c,
called at the Whlto house.
They were received by President
Roosevelt In the library, and remained
with him about flfleen minutes. They
called as private citizens nnd not In
their ofllclnl capacity as Ilocr repre
sentatives. Mr. Roosevelt listened to what they
had to say, and then Informeu them
that this government cannot and will
not Interfere In the struggle.
A matter of complaint by tho dele
gates wari the shipment of horses,
muleo nnd provisions from the United
States for the Brltlsn forces In South
llnrRlnr nt Arlington.
Several minor burgluries are report
ed from Arlington. A barber shop
owned by C. 12. Branson, the general
merchandise Btore of John F. Jackerott
and James Novak's saloon wero tho
places entered. A few pennies wero
secured nt tho llrst two plnces nud
about $1 In small chnngo nt the saloon.
Tho men also tried to get Into Mrs.
Fcnthcrstoue'H restaurant, but did not
succeed in doing so. The lady stood
with a gun in her hand ready to fire at
them should they effect nn entrance.
A pair of hounds wero brought from
Valley and they followed a scent from
tho saloon to the atocKyards. It is
supposed that the burglars hoarded n
freight train out or town. Mrs.
Foathcrstono sayB Bho saw two forms
dimly In the darkness when tho at
tempt was being made to break Into
Insure your crop against loss by hall
In a company thnt Insures. The United
Mutual Hall Insurance association of
Lincoln, Neb., Is stnrtlng In Its fourth
year's business with more Insurance
in force than nil other hall companies
combined. It has paid in the past
three years 1.GC2 losses, amounting to
$119,005, being $GO,000 more than was
paid by all its competitors. This Is a
remarkable showing, when taking Into
consideration the fact tnat during thin
period losses by hall storms havo been
very heavy. On account of tho In
ability of itB members In the western
counties to pay assessments because
ot the failure of their crops by drouth
the company Is confining Its operations
to tho eastern district of Nebraska.
Farmers in this district will do well to
insure In this co'mpany. a
' m- .-
Forger lit Nebraska City.
A clever forger haR beon working In
Nebraska City and tho victims nro un
able to give any description of him that
would lead to his arrest. Ho has been
passing tho checks that he Issued for
email sums on tho butchers. Tho check
.was cleverly gotten up, a rubber stamp
being used where It was necilea ana a
machine used to punch out tho amount
for which the check was drawn. Tho
blank checks wero thoso used by tho
banks, but had been tinted before be
ing used by the men that passed them,
which gave them the appcaranco of
safety paper. Ono check for $12 was
passed upon Mueller Bros., and tho
other on Fred Boehm. It Is thought
that other checks aro out and the po
lice aro trying to locate tho man that
Doom In Hanking nnlne.
A report Issued by the treasury de
partment Bhows that slnco tho passage
of the act of March 14, 1900, there have
been organized 87S national banking
associations, with nn aggregate capi
tal stock or $48,519,000 and Dona de
posits of $12,872,400.
At tho closo of business on Febru
ary 28 there were In active operation
4,385 notional banking associations,
with authorised capital stock of $673.
279495; bonds on doposlt to secure cir
culation, $322,57G,000; circulation out
standing, secured by bonds, .u0,074,
924. Tho circulation secured by lawful
money deposited on account of Insol
vent banks, associations, Involuntary
liquidation nnd those reducing circula
tion, was $38,359,943.
Court-Martial for Waller.
A court martial has been ordered
to try Major Littleton W. Waller and
Lieutenant John A. Day of tho marino
corps on March 17 next, on tho chargo
of executing natives of tho Island of
Rnmnr without trial. Some ot tho cir
cumstances In tho case aro peculiarly
atrocious. -no nntlvo waB tied to a
treo and publicly shot In tho thigh.
Tho noxt day tho man was shot In
tho arms. Tho third day ho was shot
in the body nnd tho fourth day tho na
tive was killed.
Friends of tho two officers attrlbuto
their actions to loss of mind, duo to tho
prlvatlonB which they suffered in tho
island of Samar.
In tho caso of Btato vs Lemuel T.
Ooldsberry and his two sons, Guy
Goldsberry nnd Melvln Goldsborry, tho
trial of which was begun at Auburn,
Neb., beroro Judgo Paul Jcssen, tho
jury found a verdict against all thrco
defendants. Judgo Stull, In tho nb
senco of Judgo Jesscn, received tho
verdict. Ho fixed tho ball of each ot
tho defendants nt tho sum of $2,!i00,
and placed them In tho hands of tho
shorlft ponding filing and hearing of
motion for new trl'
Four Hundrod Dollnrs Found
That Had Boon Hidden.
MONEY WAS SECRETED UNDER SHELVES
Hired Man Accidentally Shoot III Kite
ployer' Daughter TcrrWc l'owdrr
Kiploslon TwoVotniR Men Shot
on Nmplilnn Other Noiti,
While carpenters were tearing down
some shelving In the shoo department
of Heroic! Son's store nt Plattsmoutli,
Neb., the'y found a stocking containing
400 In sliver money. Years ago when
William Herold wns at tho head of tho
firm, It was the custom to make a de
posit In tho bank every Mondny tho
amount averaging from $1,600 to $1,800.
They had a Inrgo safe In tho store, but
he seldom used It. preferring to hldo
the proceeds of tho store under tho
shelves and other odd plnces until It
could bo deposited. 'He died suddenly
In 1S95 nnd tho books showed thnt
about $1,G00 had been taken In during
tho week previous to hlu death. Of
thlH amount $1,100 wns found, but the
place where tho remainder wns located
was not revealed until yesterday.
GIRL SHOT IN LEO
Cnrcle IlHiidllng of tliin Mne Kotcro
Martha Olc3selman, tho 8-ycnr-old
daughter of II. If. Olesselmnn, u fnrmer
living seven miles northeast of Arling
ton. Neb., was accidentally shot In tho
right leg Bundny nfternoon Jiust above
tho ankle. She nnd her smnll brother
wero In her father's machine shed in
company with Fred Wolff, the hired
man, who wns looking nt a gun. Tho
weapon was ono which Mr. Gclusclmnn
kept hnnglng In the shed so that It
could bo taken down In a moment nnd
used to kill English sparrows. It was
kept constantly loaded, but this fact
was unknown to Wolff. He has never
had a gun of his own nnd was not
thoroughly familiar with the handling
of one. While ho had ono barrel at
half cock, the load was discharged nnd
entered the little girl's limb.
Tho flesh was frightfully torn and
two Inches of the large bono wns shnt
tered by the shot. The child won cared
for at her homo during the night nnd
taken to the hospital nt Fremont on a
morning train. Fears for her
life are not entertained, but It seemB
probable that she will remain a cripple.
Wolff's Btory of tho shooting nnd
thnt told by the children nre different.
Tho young man, who 1b twenty years
of age, says that tho little girl wont
to tell him something nnd ran ngalnst
the gun, causing it to go off. The boy
and girl, on, tho contrary, declare that
the accident was due entirely to his
BILLS PASS SENATE.
Senator Dietrich Favor Amendment to
tho Itnnklng I.uiv.
Scnntor Dietrich Introduced n resolu
tion today instructing the sonntc com
mittee on finance to present an amend
ment to tho banking law calculated to
provide an clement of elasticity to the
currency of tho United Stntcs.
Senator Dietrich's bill appropriating
$125,000 for a public building nt Hnst
lnEB passed the sennte. It now
goes to tho house, whero it will bo put
Into tho hands of Mercer, chairman
of tho houso committee of public build
ings. Tho chances of tho mil arc re
garded as very favorable.
Senator Millard secured for the First
National bank of Lincoln a designation
by tho secretary of the treasury as a
regular United States depository. This
was done on request of President Burn
ham of that bank. Postmaster Gen
eral Payne certified to Secretary Shaw
that It would bo a convenience to tho
postal department If funds coming to
the Lincoln postofflco could be deposit
ed to tho extent of $uu,000 In a United
StatcB depository. I'hc City Nntlonal
bank ot York wns nlso dcslgnnted by
the secretary of the treasury as a
United States depository. It was stated
at tho treasury department thnt there
Is quite a brisk demand among western
banks to bo designated as United States
fiulcldo of Wealthy Farmer.
J. A. Brlggs, a well to do nnd highly
respected fnrmer living thrco mlloB
northwest of Columbus, Kan., was
cither accidentally killed by tho dls
chargo of a shotgun or committed sui
cide. Ho was In tho barn and had
either taken tho gun with him expect
ing to go hunting or with suicidal In
tent. Tho upper half of his head wns
blown off. Ho was prosperouo and It
seems no reason exists for suicide.
Shooting nt Wlehltn.
.George Chouteau, mall cnrrlor, living
nt Wichita, Kan., shot his stepson, Al
bert CorbeU, Wednesday, becauso he
Bald ho discovered that tho latter had
mado nn nssault on Chouteau's 12-ycar-old
daughter. Ho shot tho young mnn,
wounding him in tho hand. Both men
wero nrrcstcd and taken to tho city
jail, but Chouteau was later released,
owing to tho serious Illness of Mrs.
FerUh In Fire.
Flro, which orlglnnted In tho resi
dence of Arthur Bouchard at Matano,
Quebec, caused tho denth of Mrs.
Bouchnrd nnd nine children. Tho flro
wns discovered by n servnnt, who Im
mediately gavo nn alarm. Mr. Bouch
ard Jumped from an upper window, nnd
wns about to bo followed by 1i1b wlfo,
but sho failed in her attempt nnd per
ished, together with hor nine children,
six boys nnd three girls, the eldest be
ing a boy of fourteen years. Bouchard
aroso nbout 5 o'clock und lighted a flro
in tho kitchen nud then retired.
TRIAL OF TWO OFFICERS.
Mni.lln Coiirl'.Mnrtlitt to llo Frcultled
Oirr by Col. Forney.
Col. Jnnicn Forney of the marine
corps will preside at the court martial
to try MnJ. Littleton W. T. Wnller nnd
Lieut. John 11. A. Day of tho marine
corps on the chnrge of executing na
tives of tho Island of Sntnnr without
trial. The court martial will be com
posed of nrmy officers nnd officers of
tho marine corps. The charges specify
thnt Major Waller and Lieutenant Day
killed three native stevedores on the
streets of Ilnsey, lslnud of Snninr, with
out trial. These stevedores wero among
those who accompanied the disas
trous expedition of MnJor Wnllrr and n
detachment ot marines to tho Interior
of Sntnnr hist December.
It Is claimed these stevedores mu
tinied nud proceeded to tho foothills
where they dug cnmolos (a variety of
sweet potatoes), nnd thnt they later
concealed nnd refused to turn them
over to the Americans, saying that
when the marines died of hunger they
would have u good supply of nrms nud
Sympathy In expressed for MnJor
Wnller, who, nt thnt time, wnH suffer
ing from mental und physical struln.
Lieutenant Dny apparently obeyed
MnJor Wnller's aiders.
Lieutenant Howlund of tho Twenty
first Infantry, and aldo on the staff of
General Wheaton, who was sent to re
port on tho state of nffalrs in Rlzal
province, after tho recent outbreak of
activity here, reports that tho In
surgents have now been dispersed and
thnt tho solcilcrn nud .onstnbulnry aro
closely pursuing them. There Is but n
small force of Insurgents lu tho prov
ince, nnd they nro grcntly ovor-olli-ccred.
It Is elenr thnt tho Insurgents
In Itlr.nl province hnd no Idcn how
quickly troops and constabulary could
concentrate nnd break their power.
Complete hnrmony exists between tho
American soldiers and tho nntlu con
stabulary In this district nnd both havo
done excellent work during a short
The troop consists of six officers nnd
230 men of tho Fifth cavalry.
OMAHAS TURNED DOWN
Want 100.000 of the rrlnclpnt Now
Held In Trout by tho (loveriitiieut.
Application has been received by tho
Indian office from tho council of' tho
Omaha Indian tribe requesting thnt a
delegation bo nllowed to go to
Washington In tho nenr future to en
deavor to secure n payment of $100,000
out of tho principal now held by the
government In trust for tho Indians.
Senator Millard and Congressman Rob
inson have received petitions from
tli ono Indiana and requested to use In
fluence In securing permission for tho
delegation to come to this city. Con
gressman Robinson called on tho com
missioner of Indian nffnlrs re
garding tho matter, but was In
formed by Mr. Jones that tho depart
ment had notified the lndlnns that
there was no apparent necessity for a
delegation to come on, and per
mission to this effect would not bo
granted. Ho further stated that In
order to secure a payment of $100,000
as requested a special act of congress
would havo to bo passed, and thcreforo
nothing could bo done by tho depart
ment. The bill Introduced by Sonntor Gam
ble to ratify an ngrcement with tho
Rosebud IndlniiB in South Dakota to
open certain lands on tho reservation
to Bettlcment wns favorably reported
to tho senate. Tho report gives val
uable Information concerning tho char
acter of these lauds.
Governor Orman of Colorado has re
ceived tho following telegram from
Secretary of Slate Hay, dutcd Wash
ington, Match 7:
"Tho Chlneso minister advises mo of
reported attempt by miners' union nt
Ouray, Colo., to drive Chlneso out of
town. Minus' union alleged to havo
declared boycott against Chinese who
nro Bald to bo peaceablo residents. If
tho factB aro as understood nnd repre
sented by tho Chlneso minister tho de
partment would bo pleased If you
would timely tnko such measures as
you may find appropriate to prevent
vlolcnco and to nssuro tho Chinese pro
tection und unrestricted enjoyment of
treaty rlKUts and privileges."
Tho governor roplled thnt ho would
take up the mnttor with tho county
nnd town authorities Immediately and
ascertain what can be done.
Womt Fire for Year.
The most destructive fire that Plain
field, N. J., has experienced In many
yeare destroyed tho Uabeoek building,
a flvc-story brick, nnd two adjoining
buildings. Tho total loss Is $250,000.
Tho ground IJoor of tho Babcock build
ing wub occupied by Woodhull & Mar
tin, dry goods met chants, nn tno post
office. Tho mnll In tho postofflco was
saved. In tho rear part of tho build
ing lived a number of families.
Shot by Follee.
Two young men or Bloomlngton, III.,
nnmed Burke and Pearson, members of
respected families, wero perhaps fa
tally shot by a policeman on suspicion
of being Incendiaries. For two yearn
Incendiary tires, principally bams,
havo been numerous. An Incendiary
flro led to the overhauling of tho two
men who wero acting suspiciously, and
they wero shot while fleeing.
Drop Dead on tho Htreet.
William Spraguo of York, Neb.,
dropped dead on tho street of heart
failure. Ho was a resident of Hamil
ton county. Ho waa CG years of ago.
Ho hnd bought property nnd came In
with a load of hlB household effects
preparatory to making York his homo.
Nrnreli nnd HoUuro Vnlld.
Tho Hiipremo court of Kansas has do
ni.ind thnt thnt Hcctlon of tho Hurrcll
liquor law which gives cities tho right,
to pass ordinances to suppress
nuisance's nnd providing for "search
and selzuro" Ib valid. ,
Prince Honry Sails on JDoutscIv
Inncl for Homo.
MAY RETURN EOR A SECOND VISIT
KfHtntn Treasurer Meere I Acquitted
of Ihiihrrlrint'iit - Metliiiuin nnd
Unit HrllMi l'rlnnim -Noeretnry
of tho.Naty Long ltelgn.
Prince Henry of Prussia sailed for
ilermany on board tho ilnmbuig
Amcikun liner Dcutschlaud. His .Inst
day In America-wns spent entirely on
board tho Dcutuchland, but It was well
Midi with pleasing Incidents.
The prince breakfasted caily and
about 1( o'clock began to recelvo offi
cial farewell visits, Including represen
tatives or Germany In thin country nnd
those of the United States government.
Mayor Low of Now York was also a
caller ami the prince, In bidding him
farewell, turn- n hint that he had some
Intention of returning to America for
n second visit. The prince lu reply to
the mnyor's expressions, said:
"I thank tho citizens of New York
for all their kindness to me. which 1
npprcclntu deeply. If I should return
to America I should feel when 1
renched New York thnt I wnB onco
more nt home."
ilnrigc llnxtcr N.i) llo I Not (lullty of
fn n lengthy opinion, tho delivery of
Ahlch consumed uu hour nud a half,
Judgo Baxter sustained the legal
contentlonB of former Attorney Gen
eral C. J. Smyth, Ed. P. Smith und W.
S. Morlnp. attorneys for John B. Mo
serve, former state treasurer, Indicted
for embezzlement, nnd held thnt Mo
nerve could not bo prosecuted for re
ceiving for his own uso the Interest on
$GO,000 of tho permnnent school fund
deposited In the Union Stock Yurds
National bank nt South Omaha.
While tho question of venuo wns
raised ami sustained, tho real point
of tho ense wns as to whether tho trcaB
uier could bo prosecuted nny whero un
dVr tho circumstances, tho attorneys
for tho defense setting up tho new nnd
rather startling contention that tho
Interest doen not and never did belong
to the stnte. but that it belonged to
Mescrvo nud thnt tho state had no
claim nor tltlo to It In law.
It was further held that under the
constitution nnd tho laws of tho state
tho funds could not earn nny Intercut
or other Income of tho stnto, except
through tho specified method of Invest
ment In .bonds or state securities nud
that this condition can only bo changed
by amending tho constitution.
Judge Baxter announced that he
would call In tho jury In tho case and
direct a verdict In favor of tho defend
Tlditl Wie Cnuioa Heavy DumaRe.
Tho Pacific Mall company's steamer
Newport, from Central Amerlcn nnd
Mexican ports, brings details of a re
cent disaster between La Ltbcrtad and
n point thirty miles north of Acajutla.
Without a moment's warning a tor
rlilc tldnl wavo burst over all tho
length of the coast and when tho Now
port sailed for San Francisco it wns
said that fifty-three bodies had al
ready been discovered nnd burled. No
posslblo estimate of tho full loss or
lifo could bo made.
It Is believed tho wave was caused
by n terrific volcnnlo eruption far out
Tho whole coast was Inundntcd nnd
almost all tho small bulluings at La
Ltbcrtad and Acnjutla wero wiped out.
Officers ot tho Newport state that
when they left, tho work ot rescuing
tho remains had only Just begun.
Omitha Ha n Must.
Fifty buildings wero moro or less
dnmaged by a terrific wind that blow
through Omaha. Cuming street from
Fourteenth to Eighteenth, and Twenty-fourth
north to Cuming wero strown
with debris. Of the larger structures,
tho collBcum Is tho worst wrecked.
Throughout tho section visited by the
wind, buildings aro unroofed, windows
blown out nnd sidewalks torn up.
Lightning added to tho terror. Tho
Monmouth Park Methodist church was
practically ruined by tho wind. A
number of flat buildings wero badly
damaged by lightning.
Ono ot tho freaks of tho storm was
tho tearing out of a pendulum of a
clock In nn undertaker's shop, tho
clock being otherwise undamaged.
Cheek for S0.
The Grent Northern Railroad com
pany hnB rcmemlcrcd Mrs. Mary
Schoror, who last fall, by waving hor
Bklrt, flagged a passenger trnln on the
Pacific Short Line west or Mcuean,
Fires which hnd been burning nlong
tho right or way had burned up to n
bridge, and tho stringers wero begin
ning to blnzo n little. Just at this
tlmo tho passenger trnln wns duo nnd,
whtln thcro wns no real danger, Mrs.
Schoror, who lived near, thought there
was danger, nnd hurrying clown tho
track, sho took off her skirt nnd flngged
the train. Her Intention was all right
and tho company yesterday sent hor
check for $50. '
Fimxe the Ilouto.
The bill to classify tho rural freo de
livery service und jilnco the curriers
under Uio contract system, which has
been debated In tho houso for over a
week, has passed, but In a form that
completely changed tho purposo for
which It was framed. Before it wns
passed tho bill was altered radically
by Us opponents. A1J tho provisions
relntlng to tho placing of curriers un
der tho contract system were stricken
out, nnd tho salary Bytem not only was
continued, but tho maximum salary ot
carrlerB was Increased from $500 to
f GOO pet annum.
HEAVY BRITISH REVERSE. (
Hour Cnptnro Tno Hundred mid n Many
Morn Killed nnd Wounded.
It Ib nnnounccd that General l.ord
Methuen nnd foul guns lin.il been cap
tured by the IIocih commanded by Gcn
ernl Delnrey. The news catno llko a
thunderbolt to London. The extra edi
tions of the papers giving an account
of tho disaster weie eagerly bought up f
and their renders hurried through tho '
streets with nnxlous nces, and bitter V
remarks were pmsscd on Uu subject of
the. government n declaration that the1
war In South Africa wan over. , i
The text of Ionl Kitchenor'B dlH-
patch announcing tho capture of Gcn-i
crnl Methuen Is ns follows:
"Pretoria, Saturday, March 8. I
greatly regret to have to send you bad)
news of Methuen. Ho wns moving,;
vlth 900 mounted 'men, iiudcr Major,
Pnrls, nnd .100 infantry, four guns ami
a pompom, from Wynburg to Llchten
burg nnd wns to meet (Ironfall with,
1,300 mounted men nt itovlrnlnfontcini
today. Yesterday morning ho wns nt-l
tucked by Delnrey between Twe-bosch'
nud I'almelteknlll. The liners chnrged.
o utltrco sides. i
"Five hundred nnd fifty men havo,
come lu nt MnrolK)gs nnd Kreepon.i
They were pursued by tho Poors four
miles from tho sceno of the nctlon.
They report tha. Methuen nnd Paris,
with this guns, baggage, etc., wero cap
tured by tho Hints.
"Methuen when last seen was a prlB
ouer. I have no dctnlls of the easual
tlcs nnd suggent delaying publication
until I send dellultn news. I think thin
sudden revival of activity on tho part
of Delnrey is to draw off tint troops,
pressing Do Wet." ,
LONG HAS RESIGNED.
Fort folio Tendered to W. II. Mood) of
Secretary Long has minded his reslg
nntlon ns secrctnry of tho nnvy to the
president. It Is to tnko effect May 1.
Tho port folic was tendered to Con
gressman Moody of MasHachusetiH and
ho has accepted. It has been well un
derstoood for some tlmo thnt thin
change would be mnde.
Mr. Long will again become nn ac
tivo member of tho Boston law firm
of Homlngwny & Long.
In hlB letter to the president, Secre
tary Long snyn thnt ho has found hit)
ofllco n delightful service and tho presi
dent In his letter ucccpung ic resigna
"I shall nlwnys count it a prlvllcgo
not only to hnvo served with you dur
ing tho last six months, but to havo
served under you nt tho outaet of Pres
ident McKlnloy'B ndmlnlstratlon. t
havo seen you In both relations, and It
has never been my good fortuno to ba
associated wltn nny public mnn mora'
single-minded In his devotion to tho
public interest. Our relations havo not
merely been ofllclnl, but. also thoeo oC
Irrigation Mill Opposed.
Representatives Ray of Now Yor
and Jenkins of Wisconsin has filed a
minority report on tho Newlands btltj
for tho Irrigation of arid lands. Tho
report characterizes the measure as an,
"unfnlr, unwise nnd Improvident!
Bchemo," so vast and expensive that
the ordinary mind staggers nt ItB merei
contemplation. Tho report says that,
tho peoplo of tho states and territories':
do not approve tho plan nnd that "tho
land grant rallronun arc behind this
schomo and nro the real boneflclarlca.'
Tho bill Is nlso declnred to bo un
constitutional In its provision for con
demning lands within states.
Tno Convict Fought. j
A fight occurred In tho Kansas peni
tentiary coal mine between John Wll
nnms, white, nnd Antonio Lamlo, ai
Mexican, both convicts. Lamlo's sUulll
was crushed and ho will dlo. The men1
were pushing enrs from the rooms into
the mine entranco when tbey quar
reled. Lftmlo stabbed Williams in tho
back with a cose knife. Williams',
struck Lamlo over tho head with a.
mino prop, crushing tho skull. Lamlo
ucmo from Garden City twelve years,
ago under a tnlrty-year sentence for
highway robbery. Williams camo from'
Ford county two years ago to sorvo m
three-year Bentenco for larceny.
Moh (lathered to Lynch lllm.
In the suburb of River Vlow, twenty
miles from Chicago, Edward Desnltr,
22 years or age, suot and Instantly
killed Lllllo Dlttmnnn, his fiancee, 19
After tho killing Dcsnltz sent a bul
let Into his own -end. Ho waB re
moved to tho Jail In a dying condition.
A mob gathered to lynch him nnd was
battering In tho Jail doors when tho
assurance of a physician that Desnltr.
could live nut a few hours caused them.
Tho cnuso of tho tragedy was the
jealousy of Desnitz, who said tho glrJi
cared moro for others than for him.
Killed In Mliulo llnttle.
Stewart Hill, nged nlno years, of
Denver, died from tho effects of a bul
let wound In tho brc&si received whllo
engaged In a mimic. Indian battle.
James Butson, nged twolvo years, la.
under arrest, charged with murder.
Four boys, all twolvo years of ago or
under, stationed themselves bohlnd
barricades about thirty yards apart,
and had exchanged nbout twonty shots
when Hill fell, piorccd through tho
lung. Acroi cling to the other boyu.
Hill stepped out In tbo open, when.
Butson took deliberate nlm and fired.
Shaken hy nil Knrlhquako. '
Sovero earthquake shocks recurred nt
Shanmlcn, Transcaucasia, Sunday.
About 12,000 persons arc destltuto as
a result of tho subtorrnnenn disturb
ances which occurred nt Shamaka
about tho middlo of February.
"" ' ' " t
Kxpedltion Acalmt llitudlta.
An imporlnt edict just Issued com
mands Goneral Mn to proceed to Jehol'
nbout a hundred miles northeast of
Pekln and personally Biiporvlso tho-'
punishment of tho bandits who recent
ly murdered a Belgian priest ' l
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