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Red Cloud Chief.
Mixed drinks nnd mixed metaphors
ro tho principal features of an up-to-J
Tho debates In congress aro almost
Wnrm enough to start an early spring
If it lft truo that Socrotnry Shaw
onco sawed wood for a living ho un
loubtcdly earned tho "handout."
Gov. Dcckhara gives positive nssur
Inco that peace has arrived in Ken
jucky, and that sho has cuino to stay.
John Legrco Sullivan's dramatic
tompany has como to grlof, but John
will drown his nharo of it In tho old
Mr. Morgan drew his check for $34,
K)0.000. and tho bank toller didn't nBk
him If he'd have It in small bills,
London Is becoming n great concen
tration camp, Its population hav
ing Increased nearly a million lu ten
Mayor Low of Now York has Just
tnado tho painful discovery that It la
a hard thing to plcaso everybody all
Tho most surprising thlug about
"Uncle Tom" Is not his own vitality
but tho faculty ho has of stirring up
Puts nnd calls In Illinois havo been
put on tho sholf by tho United Status
luprcmo court, whoro they aro likely
lo stay put.
Lord hholto Douglass and wlfo nro
lo open a saloon In Spokane. It Is
lot every country that can boast of
royalty "tending bar."
Tho exportation of largo quantities
f surplus gold brickB Is a very shabby
way of profiting by England's now
lorn trust nnd friendship.
Thoro was something peculiarly har
monious nnd appropriate about tho ro
:cnt meeting of Pndcrewskl and Count
Podgovoskl at Poughkeepslo.
Andrew Carneglo's plans for a na
' tional univoraity havo not beon fully
matured, except that he knows where
tho money Is coming from.
A Boston papor refers to an inventor
If that city as "Tho Fnthnr nf hn
Monkey Wrench." Tho population of
Boston is getting sadly mixed.
Tho latest misalliance is charged
up to hypnotism. However, that's
only another namo for powerful fas
tlnntlon. So let the couplo plead
A Missouri school teacher whipped
William Boone's son nnd shot Wil
liam for objecting. Thoro may havo
Doon somo other extenuating circum
itnnco. Tho nged organist who boxed J.
Plerpont Morgan's cars Is now mnklng
i bid for famo, but ho should havo
waited until aftor Prince Henry had
A man who onco boxed J. Plerpont
Morgan's ears for "cutting up" in a
church gallery 1b, still allvo. Ho ought
to havo little trouble in making him
elf dear to tho hearts of tho American
We must all quit this valo of tears
Bomo day, and many a weary mortal
would like to mako his exit after the
manner of that lucky Wisconsin man
who has juBt died of laughter over a
If eastern Siberia grows In the
next fifty years as our western Btatos
havo grown In tho last half century,
tho pcoplo of Siberia and tho United
States will be singing "Hands Acro3
fixo Sea" to a new tuno.
Great Britain has Just Invited bids
for ten new torpedo destroyers, and
ono of tho principal conditions of the
contract is that tho torpedo destroyers
shall float a reasonable length oftlrao
after leaving their docks.
Tho daughter of a Kentucky politi
cian accompanies her father during
his campaign for a congressional nom
ination and sings and plays for votes.
This differs from tho gcnoral custom,
where raonoy pays for ovorythln?.
Admiration for Washington Is noth
" Ing new In England. Byron declared
that there is but ono such man In his
tory. Washington came of an old
English family and for tho most of bis
life was an English subject. What he
did In his later years holpeu to make
England itself freor. Mr. Bull has.
no reason to bo ashamed of the Wash
Ington strain of blood.
There Is a strange mingling of the
(Arabian Nights wlthythe modern west
ern world in thojfottco ttat tho opon
ing of.the Bagtfjui rallroauhaa been
postPifneS ctfll alter tho feast 9j Dal
rjBf." By trolley to Jerusalem liTo
Hext extension projected. "k
.y After July 1, 1902, tho only kind o!
'' pistol that can bo sold lawfully in
South Caiollna will bo a formtdablo af
fair twenty-tvo Inches long and weigh
ing not less than three pounds. Thcra
will be some bootlegging in pistols
done In South Carolina after that data
BLAZE AT CAMPBELL
Half of tho Town
stroyod By Flro.
FUMES ACCOMPANIED BY STRONG WIND
Rather Than Hnlnnlt (o If Mr-Cut Indians
Karoll Themselves riiing-cd Orar
Niagara Full Fumlluro Car
Harm Whllo Ku Route,
A disastrous flro destroyed nearly
half tho town of Campbell, Neb. Tho
Are, started at 2 o'clock In the pool
hall, and in lcc than an hour it had
completely wiped out tho pool hall,
bladkumlth shop, printing ofllcc, post
oftlc, hotel and drug store.
JA terrific wind had been blowing all
diy nnd when tho flro broke out on the
cast side of the street, It was forced
along at lightning speed and Ignited
everything within reach before It could
no cxunKuisneu. ja mo uuuuingu
wcro all framo structures they burned
liko so much paper and the pcoplo
could do nothing out savo Bomo of
r Tho only ilro protection that Camp
bell has Is a bucket, brigade and every
body lent a helping hand to prevent
ihe fire from wiping out tho entire
town. Tho origin of tho flro seemB to
ho a mystery to all, uh there waB
nelthor explosives or flro In the pool
hall. Tho loss will amount to several
thousand dollars, but most of tho prop
erty was Insured.
FREIGHT CAR DURNED.
Trniaaet. Discover Fire Too Lute to
As freight train No. 63 was en routo
frorn Wymoro to Red Cloud tho train
cre.r discovered, between Hubbcll and
Chester, that a furniture car In tho
train was on fire, and appearances aro
that it caught from tho inside. When
discovered tho wholo Inside of tho car
was on flro and as the train was
stopped tho car was disconnected. Tho
crew used their best endeavors to ex
tinguish tho flro and all tho water was
used and the cngino run to Chester for
another supply. The car was entirely
consumed and was thrown from tho
track, and traffic was resumed at 7
p. in. The flro was discovered about
2 p. m. It waB thought at first that
a track would havo to bo built around
the burning car, but a new rail or two
will be all tho repairs necessary.
MUST STAY ON THE LAND
Secretary of Interior Affirms Decision of
Irfcal Land Office.
Franklin Thackery haB appealed to
tho secretary of tho interior from tho
decision of tho general land office can
celing hlfl homestead entry for certain
land In tho Valentine, Neb., land dis
trict. On March 13, 1900. ho made his
entry, and in July, 1901, submitted
proof showing that ho built a houso on
the land, dug a well, etc., that he was
absent from tho land on account of be
ing employed by tho United States gov
ernment in various Indian schools In
Nebraska, South Dakota and Oklaho
ma. The land commissioner held that
his employment from prior to his entry
to tho present time was audi as to
render compliance with tho homestead
law impossible. This decision was af
firmed by tho secretary.
Km. McKlnley Improving.
Secretary to tho President Cortclyou
and Dr. and Mrs. Itlxcy, who arrived at
Canton, O., noted the improvement in
Mrs. McKlnlcy's condition, lno vis
itors and Mrs. Barber accompanied
Mrs. McKlnley carried a bunch of
to tho cemetery during1 tho morning.
Mrss. McKlnley carried a bunch of
flowers and herself entored the vault
and placed them on tho casket con
taining tho remains of President Mc
Klnley. Forty Houses Wrecked.
A tornado Btruck tho mining town
of Piper, Bibb county, Alabama,
wrecking forty houses and damaging
thlrty-flvo others. Ed Turner, colored,
was killed, and John Allen, wife and
three children were severely injured.
Tho storm also did great daruago at
Gurneo Junction and Belle Ellen.
The mines In that section are flood
ed and cannot be operated for several
One Is Killed.
David Williams, a prominent citizen
of Hidalgo, 111., shot and killed Ed
ward Ortman. An old grudgo had ex
isted between tho two men and Ort
ronn, It Is alleged, had threatened Wil
liams' llfo a numbor of times. Today
Ortman went Into Williams' drug store
and placed his hand on his hip pocket.
Williams then commenced firing and
shot eleven times,, eight ullets taking
effect Ortman waa killed Instantly.
Shot Each Othor to Death.
Reese Evans and A. A. Smith fought
a duel with Winchesters at eight feet
distance at Purdy Station, Nevada.
Each recolved injuries from which
death resulted. Tho quarrel was over
a strip of almost worthless land.
Ready to Accept.
It is understood that Mr. Frank P.
Sargent, the chief of tho brotherhood
of locomotive firemen, will accept tho
office of commissioner of Immigration
In tho treasury department when, it
la formally offered him,, vrhlcb', It is
said, will bo shortly. .' v
-, Carried Oyer the Falls.
A manswl6 registered at tho Hotel
Lafayctto, Niagara Falls, ns H. J.
O'Connell of South Bend, Ind., jumped
Into Niagara river, just above
tho Horseshoe Falls, and was carried
over tho falls.
THE HAUNT OF CRIME
Womnn Doe Not Iteriirmher How Many,
Have linen Drugged and Kohbed.
John Welsh, a whlto man, who has
been implicated by allegation by Mnt
tic Bennett, tho negro leader of tho
gang of robbers and murderers, was
brought to Beaumont, having
been arrested nt Houston on tho
strength of tho woman's confession.
Welsh denies complicity in Uio mur
ders. Ho was an Iron moulder em
ployed In tho foundry whero Benjamin
Pearson, ono of tho murdered men,
In Jail tho Bonnctt woman talked)
freely to a reporter. She confessed'
everything except direct murder, and
went fully Into tho details of the plan
pursued by tho gang. '
"Tho business has been going on for
six months," said she. "The men
would go out to tho saloons and street
corners nnd find men that had money.
They'd bring them to my house, and I
nnd the other women would give them
beer with knockout drops in it. Then
tho men would either beat them up
there and rob them or tako them out
Into tho 'hobo' yard. I don't know
how many men I've druggod; too
many to romember, and all of thorn
wcro robbed. ,
"I don't know what thoso folks that
I've told tho sheriff about will do to
rnc. I know I'm safe In Jail now, but
lf I over get out thoy wH kill me,
it'any of them are alive and aro out of
the penitentiary then."
Tho Noches river, whero flvo bodies
of supposed victims of tho gang wore
found, nklrtB the town of Beaumont.
It Is about ISO feet wldo and thirty
feet deep. In Rome places swamps nin
back. A body thrown Into tho Bwamps
stands Rinall chanco of being found.1
Tho alligators would devour them. If
It is true that fifty porsons havo dis
appeared from Beaumont, this may
be tho solution of tho mystery of tho
missing bodies. '
Tho case Is Bomo of Its features re
calls tho Bender family murders In
Labette county, Kansas, thirty years
ago. Tho Benders for months en
trapped travelers nnd killed them. Tho
family consisted of a man and nls wife
nnd their grown daughter. When the
murders wcro finally discovered tho
Benders had fled.
NO MORE BOND-BUYING
Secrotnry of Treasury Announces Kurt of
The secretary of tho treasury has an
nounced that ho will discontinue for
the present tho purchase of United
States bonds of the 5 per cent loan
of 1904, tho 4 per cent funded Joan of
1907, tho 3 per cont loan of 1908-1918
and the 4 per cont loan of 192G, such
discontinuance to tako effect at tho
close of business March 15.
The secretary bonoves that the price
of bonds is unreasonably high and that
the effect of the government being per
manently In tho market stimulates and
helps to maintain this price to the
prejudlco'of national bank circulation,
presumably for tho purposo of selling
the bonds now on deposit at present
prices, or for the purposo of using
them, with the treasury aa Becurlty for
government deposits tho secretary Is
disposed to discriminate in favor of
such banks as maintain their circula
tion, and by theso two methods ho
hqpes to overcomo the tendency to re
tiro national bank circulation.
Death for Train Robbery.
Representative Kahn of California
today submitted the report of the Ju
dlclary committee on the bill to sup
press train robberies. Ho points out
tho extent of theso depredations, par
ticularly In sparsely settled localities
where It Is difficult to organlzo a posse,
tho robbers escaping before the posse
gets in pursuit. The report Bays wo
are accustomed to Bueer at tho futile
efforts of Turkey, Greece, Spain and
other countries to stop brigandage, yet
we have in train robbing a system in
volving both robbery and murder, as
atrocious as brigandage. The bill
reached provides the death penalty
to train robbers when death results
to any one on the train; otherwise! im
prisonment from flvo to ten years.
Public Buildings for Nebraska Towns.
The senate passed Senator Dietrich's
bill appropriating $25,000 for the erec
tion of a public building at Hastings,
Neb., on the slto acquired in 1899.
Representative Novlllo (Neb.) Intro
duced a bill providing that cltlzons
who now have or may hereafter file
application on nny of tho lands within
tho abandoned Fort McPherson mili
tary reservation in Lincoln county, Ne
braska, shall be entitled to a patent
upon compliance with the homestead
law and not required to pay tho ap
praised value of tho lands In addition
to the homestead requirements.
Senator UlUard Introduced a bill to
provide for tho purchaso of a site and
tho erection of a public building there
on In tho city of Kearney, Neb. Tho
amount Is $75,000.
' May More the University,
Representative Larrabeo, son of ox
Governor Larrabco, Introduced a Jolnt
resolution Into tho Iowa legislature
amending tho constitution so oa to
permit tho removal of tho state unlver-',
slty from Iowa City to Dcs Moines, or
somo other city offering sufficient in-1
ducements, providing Iowa City con
tinues to do as llttln'for tho institu
tion as in the pact.
Refuses to Reopen Litigation.
Judge Harney, In a decision handed)
down March 15, refused to grant a new
trial In tho celebrated Minnie Healy
Mining case. Ho also ordered stricken
from the court flies tho sensational
affidavits which alleged that the court
had been unduly Influenced In deciding
that tho Mlnnlo Healy property be
longed to F. Augustus Holnze.
Kansas has raised an nggregate of
$3,000 for tho McKlnley memorial fund,
which is within $22,000 of tho amount
SAFE BLOWN OPEN
Jewelry Store Robbed at Danno
brog and $600 Secured.
SUSPECTS ARE NOW UNDER ARREST
Mfe-Bavlnc; Crew IVrlih In Storm Hos
ton Strike Ended Carload of In
sane Hoteliers Kansas Tornado
Shot Himself In Forehead.
M. C. Peterson's Jewelry store at
Dannebrog was burglarized on tho
night of March 17. Tho safe was
blown open nnd all tho contents,'
aIued at about $600, taken. Tho crime
was committed at about 2:15 n. m., tho
forco of tho explosion having stopped
tho largo Jowelor's clock nt that time.
A number of citizens heard tho report
but suspected nothing wrong ad no
alarm was given until daylight.
Coming Just nt this time, tho rob
bery recalls n similar crlmo committed
at Boelus, only a few miles from Dan
nebrog, five years ago, when tho How
ard bask safe was cracked and $1,.100
stolen. Governor Savago recently lib
erated ono of these robbers, Otto War
wick, who had served less than half of
his term of eight years.
Three men, supposed crooks, giving
their names as John Rlloy, Oeorgo
Lytic and Charles Adams, were nr
rcstcd at Grand Island on n message
received from Dannebrog advising tho
pollco to look for men of a given de
scription and hold them for having
robbed the Jewelry store safe and tak
ing $C00 In Jewelry and some cash. Tho
men answered tho description exactly
and will bo taken back to Howard
county for trial. Tho same men nro
said to bo wanted for burglary and
highway robbery at Vnlloy, and It is
believed two of them were tho men
who held up Dick iietfcldt, they hav
ing been seen here that day and having
departed during that night. Tho three
mon wore seen walking from the direc
tion of Dannebrog.
Seven Drown on Massachusetts Const In
Seven life-savers, practically the en
tire crow of tho Monomy Btntlon on the
south end of Cape Cole, Massachusetts,
met death at their post of duty, and
with them Into tho sea which capsized
the life boat went five men from the
stranded barge Wadena, whom they
tried to bring In safety to tho shore.
One man, Lemuel EIHb, through the
heroic work of Cnpt Elmer Mayo of
another strandeu bargo, tho John C.
Fltepatrlck, was rescued from the bot
tom of the upturned llfo boat Among
tho lost was William H. Mack of
Cloveland, O., who waa on tho barge
representing his, company, the Boutelle
Towing and Transportation company
of that city, while Capt. Marshall N.
Eldrerdge, ono of tho oldest life-savers
on the coast, went down with his men.
All tho life-savers came from Chatham
SITE FOR AN ARMY POST
deneral Chaffee Makes Selection Near
General Chaffee, at Manila, has
signed an executory contract for the
purchase of a slto for an nrmy post at
a point seven miles up tho Paslg river.
Tho site is a mile and a quarter wldo
by two miles and a half long. It is
.bounded on ono sldo by the Paslg river
and on tho other by the Laguna de
Bay. It Is on high ground and over
looking Manila. Building on this site
will commence as soon as tho purchaso
has been approved by congress.
Glvera, the Insurgent leader, has Is
sued a proclamation in tho island of
Saraar declaring he has succeeded Gen
eral Lukban, who was captured by tho
Americans and that consequently all
orders now standing in tho name of
Lukban aro void. Glvera also says he
has been compelled unwillingly to issue
Man and 930,000 Missing.
Larry McKee of Mattoon, 111., a
messenger employed by the Adams Ex
press company, 1b missing and a pack
ago containing $30,000 has also dis
appeared. Tho package was Bent from
Brazil, Ind., to St Louis, in McKeo's
charge. When the train arrived at St.
Louis both tho package and McKco
Last Hhot the Rest.
Frederick Moecker, a well known
young man of Qulncy, 111., shot his
wife twlco In the breast and then sent
two bullets Into his own brain.
Moecker Is dead, but his wlfo will live.
The couplo had been separated for
some time. Moecker left a note show
ing thaVhe had intended also to kill
They'er 8 aro of K vans' Scalp.
A high official of the G. A. R. is au
thority for tho statement that the pen
sion committee appointed at tho last
annual encampment will soon submit
Its roport to the president They are
confident of Commissioner Evans' re
moval, although not immediately, and
not in a way to humiliate him.
nans; Iloers Accnsed of Breaking Farole
The latest returned South African
hero to London Is Sergeant Palsh of
the Glamorganshire militia. He hanged
with his own hands four Boers, accused
of breaking their parole, a punishment
which In itself, Is a breach of civilized
What specially aroused jingo admira
tion was Paish's description of the
"pretty seeno" created by tho wife of
one of his victim's, when she saw him
practising the banging beforehand with
an old anvil. This practico waB carried
on In a public place, whore the women
could not fall to see it
BROUGTH TO TERMS
Indians Enroll Themselves Rather Tliaa
Hubnill to Hnlr-Cut.
Rathor than submit to a balr-cut,
eight full-blood Chorokeo Indians, wcro
arrested nt Muskogco, I. T., charaged
with being In contempt of the federal
court, enrolled before tho Dawes com
mission. Theso Indians aro members
of tho Kotoowah society, somposed of
an element in tho Cherokee- nation op
posed to enrollment
Last month Judge Raymond of tho
United States teriltorlal court ordered
them to present themselves for en
rollment under pain of contempt. They
disobeyed tho order and wero arrested
and placed In tho federal Jail. Tho
government officials pleaded with them
to submit, but thoy declined stoutly,
Rcdblrd Smith, their lender, making an
Impassioned speqeh in defense of their
action. Argument being of no avail,
an ordor waSlssued that each prisoner
should have his hair cut. They were
lined up to take their turn in the bar
rier's chair. When tho flrst Indian had
lost his shock of hair tho others broke
down nnd signified their willingness
to enroll. With sullen taces they signed
their names to tho enrollment and wero
Secretary of tho Interior Hitchcock,
in a ruling says Indians In tho Creek
nation may rent their allotments for
a period of not longer than ono year
prior to tho receipt of their deeds.
Hundreds who have gone to tho Creek
nation with the Idea that tho lands aro
now open to purchaso aro disappointed.
Tho Creek rolls are incomplete, the
deeds are held up, and thousands have
already filed on their homesteads.
CARLOAD OF LUNATICS
Insane Soldiers on Their Way to Wash
A spcclul car carrying eleven Amer
ican soldiers to tho Washington hos
pital for Insane soldiers, passed
through Omaha. Thoy had been ren
dered lnsarie by tho haradshlps of tho
campaigns In tho Philippines nnd somo
of them from drinking vino, tho fa
vorite drink of the Filipino. A half
dozen guards from tho 105th coast ar
tillery sufllced to guard them, under
command of Sergeant Bevlngton. Hos
pital Steward Plrlo had chargo of tho
car. Tho men came from tho Philip
pines In January on tho transport
Meade. They wero kept nt the Praesl
dio till last week In tho hope that a
changa of climate would better their
condition. Somo recovered while thoso
who requlro longer treatment are now
being taken to Washington. After a
day's run some of the men wero in
straight jackets and many were put in
restraining ralta and strapped to their
seats. None of tho eleven reside in
Nebraska when at home.
A Ills; Kiploslon In Kansas.
The glazing mill and one of tho bar
rel mills of the Lafllu & Rand powder
works, four miles north of Columbus,
Kan., exploded March 15. Seventeen
thousand flvo hundred pounds of pow
der was Ignited. Tho shock of the ex
plosion was felt in Joplln and Galena.
Most of tho men had gone to dinner,
leaving Walter Held cleaning a rotary
barrel. Reld was killed. The powder
works wero established In 1889 at a
cost of about $200,000. This was the
third explosion that has taken placo in
them, but only two personB havo been
killed. The loss from the explosion
was about $10,000, not Including tho
powder. Tho damage to tho works will
be repaired at once.
A Tornado In Kansas.
A small tornado passed over tho edge
of Scotch Plains, five miles southwest
of Belleville, Kan., demolishing the
Dunkard church, several barns and
windmills and moving one house from
its foundation. The barn belonging to
N- K. Williams, containing several
horses, was blown to pieces and not an
animal injured. Tho granary in which
wero 100 bushels of corn and a quan
tity of other small grain was picked
up and carried several rods without
spilling tho grain or damaging the.
building. No loss of life is reported.
Ronton Strike All Over.
Tho great strlKo at Boston, Involv
ing 20,000 union men, was completely
wiped out March 17, when practically
evory man went back to work under
conditions but slightly changed from
thoso existing whon tho trouble began.
The only lncldont in the labor situa
tion is tho striKe oi seventy-five 'long
shoremen at the Clyao line wharves.'
This Is an Independent strike, brought
about by two disgruntled workmen.
At tho freight sheds of tho railroads
the number of men left without imme
diate employment was less than COO.
Knds Ills Life.
John .Nicholson, a well-to-do farmer
living near ixownrk, Nob., shot him
self in tho forehead. Death was in
stantaneous. He has been ill with the
grip for several weoks and became de
spondent and melancholy and Just be
fore noon ho went into a room ad
Joining the kitchen, got an old shot
gun, leaned aglnst tho wall, calmly
looked down tho barrel and sprung the
trigger with a stick. No reason can
bo assigned for the act and it is sup
posed that it was on acount of his ill
By a vote of 8 to 2 tho city council of
Plattsmouth decided that absolute
darkness shall prevail during tho pond
ing litigation between the city and
the electric light company.
Harry Watts, 17-ycar-old son of C. D.
Watts of Crescent, la., was severely
stabbed by Gcorgo Saratt, a man from
Nebraska. The trouble started In
church. Saratt assaulted Watts, who
said ho did not want any trouble, but
on tho way home after church, Saratt
drew a knlfo and Btabbed tho Watts
boy six times. Ono cut required four
stitches to cloao. Watts bled profusely.
Though Watts was cut horribly, he
will recover, If blood poisoning docs
not set in. Saratt escaped.
A man who is fond of cabbago la
nearly always a cigar smoker.
BROKE HIS NE(f '
Falls From Top of Twenly-Foot
HEAD STRUCK THE PUMP HOUSE
Btrlka situation at IJoston-round oa
the Track with hi. Skull Fractured
riattsmonth Vonth Accidentally
Moses II. Smith, of Loup City, Neb.,
was instantly killed by falling from
a windmill tower on his farm, He
went to tho farm to inspect Bomo re
pairs on tho windmill nnd fell from
the top of tho twenty-foot tower. His
head Btruck tho pump nouso nnd when
bis body was plckc- up his neck was
found broken. Ho waa 70 years old
and was formerly a machinist In tho
Burilncton Hhnim nt Plntto.nr.Mti. ii
leaves a who anu two children.
THE BOSTON STRIKE.
Governor Crane Itccelvlng Delegations
From IJutli Hides.' ;
Tho labor situation in Boston is ex
tremely perplexing. To give weight lo
statements of labor men, who tpoke
without authority, that harmony is not
restored Is to make tho outlook far
more critical than at any time einco
tho allied freight transportation coun
cil began its fight against the R. S.
Brlno Transportation company. Gov
ernor Crano in summing up tho pres
ent status of the strlko, says:
"Tho situation looks very much more
encouraging than last night Tho rail
roads havo all agreed to take bnck as
many men as possible without discrim
ination. Ab far as tho steamship lines
aro concerned, I understand thnt the
men havo returned, or nrnctlcillv nil
of them. The railroad companies will
not consent to discharge men whom
they havo hired In place of tho strik
ers, but thoy aro well disposed to tho
men nnd aro very anxious to tako back
as many as possible. Tho question
of tho loading and unloading of teams
whllo It camo up Incidentally, was not
very much discussed.
Wallaco Pnramore of Madison, Fla.,
was picked up on the Union Pacific
track at Shelton, Neb., early this
morning with his skull fractured in
three places. He has ocen unconscious
over since and It is thought his In
juries will prove fatal. It 1b supposed
ho fell from a train on which
he was stealing a ride. Ho was taken
to tho hospital at crand Island. His
mother in Florida was notified by wire
and answered asking that ho be given V'
the best of care.
Rftlimari Vna f l.
A traveling Balcsman for tho Dla- f ' A,
mond Mcdlclno company of Kansas "
City, Mo., who had letters on his per
son addrcssBcd to George West, but
known here as N. n. nnivunn wn
fouBd dead in a room at a boarding
house at Springfield, 111. Ho had at
tached a rubber tube to the gas jet,
the end of which he nlaccd nntlpr tim
bed covering. Poor business is un
doubtedly tho causo. Ho left a note,
asking that Mb wife, Mrs. H. L. Daw
son, 362 West Fifteenth Btreet, care of
J. L. Laughlln, New York, be notified.
Veteran Commits Bnlclde.
Charles MlchacliB, a retired merchant
and prominent politician of St Joseph,
Mo., committed suicide at his home
by shooting himself through tho right
temple. Continued illness and de
spondency over tho recent death of his
wlfo are supposed to havo been the
causes which led to tho Bulclde.
Mlchaelis was C8 years of age, was a
veteran of the civil war and prominent
In G. A. R. circles.
Beats Ills Wife's IJralus Out.
Seized with sudden insanity, Lafo
Yenkey of Flint, Doderidge county,
West Virginia, buried a hatchet Inhla
wife's head and shoulders and. then
beat her brains out with a poker.
After killing her he cut his own throat
with a razor, and, although still alive,
he will die. Ho Is violent in spite of ,
his injuries and has to bo held with ,
Fasseneer Train Wrecked.
A westbound Nickel Plato passenger
train ran Into an open switch at Knox,
Ind., resulting in a disastrous wreck.
The train was running at a high speed
whon it collided with a number of
freight cars which wore standing on
the sidetrack. The baggage coach was
torn to pieccc and tho englno and six
freight cars wero piled In a heap.whlch
was completely destroyed by fire.
Boy Shoots himself Fatally.
Frank, tho son of Councilman Now
man of Plattsmouth, Neb., accidentally
shot himself In the hip this afternoon
while hunting. He was sitting on a
log and reached behind nlm for the
gun when it was discharged. The
wound is of such a nature that tho at
tending physicians have glyen up all
hope for his recovery.
The folkcthlng (or lower houso ol
the Danish parliament), by 86 to 7
voteB, today approved the treaty pro
Tiding for the sale of the Danish West
Indies to the United States. The treaty
now goes to the lansthlng (upper
A mixed MlBsaurl Pacific train on
the Versailles branch was wrecked bj
a broken rail near Fortuna, Mo. An
express car and ono passenger coach
wero turned upside down In a ditch.
Twenty-four persons wero injured, but
none of them fatally. j
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