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Red Cloud Chief.
Th Hungarians are actio Tery
Tat tultan of Bacolod wants war
Ht will set It, a la Gea. Sbermaa.
Peary ! thoroughly convinced that
h ) is there to be found anyway
Russia la preparing a coup and
Turkey It In It Thanksgiving It com
in. Hall Calce Is coming to this coun
try, but cot, let It be understood, by
Before betting oa the Bogota let's be
ture the Padllla Isn't manned with
It ha beea discovered that light
tlnp will not strike water. Always
drink your chaser.
It now transpires that the boxers
are W by a woman. And yet they
say China is backward.
This Is the footbcll season, and in
consequence of the scarcity of coal
nearly CTeryone is kicking.
The Duke of Marlborough says he
will never set foot In America again.
Please accept our best thanks.
What a terrible lot of thlnklns a
man does about himself when be lies
awake at night! Atchison Globe.
The kaiser's tariff commission has
decided that tooth brushes are luxu
ries. So are soap, water and towels.
We can't understand how anybody
who llres In the climate of New Or
leans ever gets up energy enough to
With beef going up In Germany and
already up In America, the cause of
vegetarianism never has been so
If people would save up all they are
saying about coal and put the' lan
guage in the furnace it would be hot
What Is this: Girl strikers in a
riot? Are men to hav no riehts
whatever that are sacred from the
Victory seemk to have perched upon
the banners of J both armies in Vene-
lueja, and it vf u be necessary to fight
the if .... I
An Iron atf.rl utp.l trust hit Lwn
formed to operate In China. The
Chinese wdi will soon have a ponlnt
.Of harKsT i-
- j rii wire.
Henry James Kiuroy. earl of Graf
ton, has been declared bankrupt. It
takes a lot of money to live up to a
Aame like that.
Steamers coming back from Bering
sea report a poor catch of seals. Now,
of course, your wife will insist on a
new sack of skin.
Fire put to flight a redding party
in Hobokea. Probably there hadn't
been one in the bouse for so long
that the bride got scared.
Lieut. Peary says that the pole can
be reached by a sufficient outlay of
money. But Just now PJerpcnt Mor
gan doesn't need the pole in his busi
ness. A French scientist has dlscovereo
that a man may be alive long after
his heart has ceased to beau That's
true, too; our banker Is that sort of
Fears are entertained on this side
of the water that Count Boal de Cas
tellaae will get scratched ia some of
those French duels resulting from
Nearly sixty thousand Italians emi
grated to Argentina last year. The
glad sound of the street piano is prob
ably catering the people of that far
off laid to-day.
Some wise obserrer has discovered
that close proximity to electric llcht
will cause taldness. How this would
interest the Prophet ElUha and the
late Jclics Ciesar.
Pcllzaas porters have forme.! as
antl-tlpring association. It is high
time measures were taken to check
the practice of forcUj: up oa a
worthy asd unassuming das of est
tens. AfUr fifty-six years of married life,
a Chicago cosple advl their friends
te resaalB single. The surprise of the
xcattr Is that they manage! to live
together for fifty-six year la the
A Texas professor snno-ev that
be has "reduced the prodnctioa of
poetry to a chemical formula." Hai
he reduced It to an irreducible mini
mum he would have done sull better.
A Quaker City court has dec'.arei
that "craps" is not a game of chitce.
Nelther is a brace game of fsro, rw
poker, when played by profvislonals.
Fortunately the Crown Prince of
Siam is pleased with the United
States army. Thus we are relieved
cf the necessity of reorganizing it.
lie hie Mi on.
By JOHN R. MUSICK,
4 -Mtrt Mr. Mrwc.M Tl
aranfer." -CkarH All lilt's
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CHAPTER XIV. (Continued.)
The fellow set off at a lively pace
on his snowshoes and in an hour and
a half was back, saying:
They be not there."
"What d'ye mean?" asked Kate.
"What is gone?"
"Dun know," and he shrugged his
She was nonplussed, and In fact
"Gone!" she whispered, half aloud.
"Gone and left me alone with thla
sick man In this wilderness! Gone,
and with that poor child. Why, I
can't hardly bellete It, and yet my
heart has always told me th rascal
was a villain. Oh, Laura, Laura!
where are you now, my poor child?"
sho began to eob. "I promised ye I'd
stay by ye through thick an' thin,
an' I've gone an lied to e. That ras
cal put this poor sick man off on me,
an' what could I do?"
In her helpless rage she looked
about for some object to vent her
wrath upon, and seeing Horsa Cum
mins emerging from the small tent
In which be had slept, she rushed at
hlra like a virago, crying:
"You red-headed thief, where Is yer
master? I say, where Is yer master?
Speak or I'll chuck yer head In the
snow an' hold it there till ye
With a look of surprise he said:
"Why, I did not know he had gone."
"He Is, and took my little friend
"Well, that Is strange: that beats
anything I ever heard! What can he
"I don't know, but there is some
mischief In It, and I'll be bound you
are at the bottom o' It."
"Why, my dear good woman, you
do me a very great Injustice." began
Cummins with mock humility.
"lxok here!" she yelled. "Don't
ye come none o' yer monkey-doodle
business around me, for I won't stand
It. Rack out an' find that good-for-nuthln
master o' yours, and tell him
f bring that girl back or I'll make
Alaska so hot for you the icebergs
With this threat Kate turned and
en'ered the shanty.
"That woman's a regular she tiger!"
growled Cummins, as he walked over
the bill. Once out of her sight he sat
down in the snow to think the matter
over. "Blame me If she ain't a per
fect devil of a woman. The boss has
put a hard Job on me. She knows I
had a hand In It. Now the youngster
don't show any signs o dyin very
fast. I wish he would, but be don't.
What am I to do with this tiger cat?
She'll snatch my ces out If I go
Meanwhile Kate went Into the small
shanty, vowing she would have har
mony or know the reason. Her pa
tient was wide awake, his great, dark
brow n eyes on the door. For the first
time Kate realired that he was a
young man and quite hasdtome.
"Were you talking to some one out
there?" be asked.
"Yes: I was Jus: a-layln' one o'
them triflln' critters for not attendin'
1 to his work. I give him a piece of
my mind and I reckon after this he'll
know what's what!" Kate declared.
j "Don t your people agrev"
! "Yes: all agree with each other, but
none don't agTee with me. They go
do things without askln' me or con
sultin' me a bit more'n if I was a
block o' stone, and bad no more '
sensen a Kansas badger."
Paul, who felt conclderably strong
er, raised himself on his elbow and
-W;at have they done, my good
friend, without consulting you?"
"Palled up stakes an' gone! Tea.
gone, an' not left a sled nor dog to
foller 'em with. I don't keer so much
so fur a I'm concerned, but that poor
child all alone with that maa; and
she told me with her owa mouth she
mistrusted him. and I said I'd stand
by her. and, like a tunkbt-ad. let 'em
side-track me c2 here and then h
slopes an' takes the pore little thing
with him! Oh. It makes me hot: but
HI have harmony yit: $ .! I don't!"
"Vast do you mean, my good wo
man" Paal asked in amazement
-Who is this man that deceived you?"
"That scamp from Fretzo called
"Lackland from Fresno'" The pa
tient started up ia bed sta.icg at her.
"Who is the poor younr thing he
j took away the girt?" aVed the pa
tient, seizing her arm in a vice-like
With a wild shriek he leaped half- ,
dressed from the td and rested from i
The Old Man of the Mocatains.
Lore after dar tad dawned the lit
! tie train cf porter Indians, dcrs and "
fieds, continued their way over the
s:o-- Laara protested agalz,st this
pi.ratoa from her friend, but it was
a!l in vaUt.
When the tents were pitched Laura
met LtAkland and asked:
"Where Is my companion, Kate Wil
lis, from -shorn you promised I should
ret t separawd?"
te U lack with the sick nan," j
i tt izsirertd. "It was cur wUn to,
bring her. but the storm came up so
sudden that we had no time to send
"Can you not do It now?"
He shook his head and said t:ie
avalanche had fallen In the pass be
hind them and they were-completely
shut In where there were.
"Will there be no escape?" eho
"Not until spring unless we can
cut our way through."
Laura went to her tent and wept.
She realized bow helpless she was
and began to distrust the man who
professed to be her friend.
"Oh, God." she groaned, "to Thee
alone ran I now appeal for help! I
need expect none from these men."
Mr. Lackland seemed very much
distressed that she was cut off from
her female companion, and selected
four men to go back, as he said, and
bring her over tbe fallen avalanche
if possible. The four selected were
Ben Allen. Morris. Ned Padgett and
Tom Ambrose. When I-ackland took
them apart, to give his final instruc
tions, he said:
"Take the woman and wounded man
back to Skaguay."
"What! An' have him hang us for
holdln' him prisoner in the moun
tains?" asked Allen.
"But he Is insane. You are four
witnesses to one."
Ned shrugged bis shoulders and
muttered something about never want
ing to see Skaguay. especially while
their late prisoner lived.
"Very well. then, start with them
toward Skaguay. but don't reach the
place. Become lest. You understand
how to do that. At least he must
not know anything of the young wo
man here, and she must have no
knowledge that Paul Miller Is alive."
His final Instructions were so clear
and Imperative there could be no pos
sible mistaking them, and when he
had finished they took their departure.
The story about the avalanche fall
ing In their rear and blocking up the
way as all a clever Invention on the
part of Mr. lackland
Lackland wont to Laura's tent, his
white face w-earlng a careworn and
troubled look. The lines of his fea
tures seemed more deeply drawn and
his face was expressive of the great
"Laura Miss Kean." he began. In
his cautious, considerate manner. "I
hope you will believe me when I say
that this lamentable accident causes
me unaccountable annoyance on your
account. When awakened in the
night with the intelligence that a
storm was coming and the pass would
be Impassable. I decided that for you
I must act at once. If we were aboard
a sinking ship and I should rescue you
and take you ashore, would you deem
it an act of hostility because I did
not wait for some companion of
She bowed her head and was silent.
In argument, the subtle villain al
ways brat her, but when left to her
self to con over what he had said and
commune with her own heart, she In
stinctively felt the mau tvas a villain.
Intuition, or whatever you may choose
to call it, told I -aura her lover lived.
She was conscious of his presence
somewhere In this ast world, and
felt as instinctively drawn to him
as the needle to the magnet.
Days passed and the small party
was still in the valley, hemmed in
by the mountains and eternal snows.
Lackland made frequent visits to
Laun after despatching the four men
to give an account of their progress
in cutting their way throush the pass. ,
"Laura." he said, in a low gentle j
tone, which would have thrilled any
other woman. "I have tried to hope i
against hope for your sake. I have '
tried to believe your lover lived, but
I must yield to facts. All this Jour- j
ney, hardship and suffering, this j
passing the winter in an Alaskan '
wilderness is to no purpose."
"Is St not?"
"Laura, are you very strong!"
She gave him a swift, wild look kit
imploring glance and gasped:
"What do you mean?"
"Can you b-rar a great shock?"
"What shock what Is It speak out,
I beseech you!"
-Paul is dead!"
"It is false!"
"It Is true!"
"What evidence have voh?"
"The evidt-nce of men who saw him
die. He died thre weeks ago!"
His face was & white, he expressed
such concern, that she was strongly
impressed with his manner, yet she '
"What you say can't be true! My
heart tells me he lives."
Nevertheless, her eyes grew dim
with tears, which trickled adown ber
damask che-eks. Lackland, for sev
eral moments overcome with bis own
emotions, at last said.
"Laara, It's your noble, sanguine na-
ture which 1 admire that makes you
hope anlBit hope. But. alas! It Is I
useless for you to fed yourself on I
hops longer. I know It must be true,
for men whose word I cannot doubt
tell me, and It must be true. By:
Laura, whatever may happen, believe
me. I will ever be your friend. Let me
weep with you over your loss!"
"Don't, don't talk so! Yon frigstea
me!" sh gasped.
"Frighten you. darling? he wblp-
7.Tr.i. nijuifs you; ua, it yoa i
knew the pangs cf this bean If you '
only knew how tenderly devoted I am i
to you. If you only knew how willingly !
I woald change places and He In tbe ,
unknown mountain tomb nn'.H the '
. .t-JL.. - m al .,
soending of that preat tramp which
shall wa'ee the &u&, yew would not
cave the least carwe for fear."
"Hush hush! Don't talk so!"
S;e tsas stunned and confused by
his impassioned speech Poor girl.
v.... ... u...iiwa juivji, 1.1 uj i
madman no wonder she was fright
ened. She h& started up from the cams
stool and taken a step toward th
door of the tent as If she would fir,
but he quickly put himself before Wis
"No. no: don't leave me, dearest I
will not harm you. I will not tcch
yoa. I only want to say one vord.
When convfneed our poor, dear Paul
Is no more, will you. oh, will you look
wita snore favor on my suit?"
Sh found her voice now. The
words the stinging Insult fired ber
soul and in a voice In which grief,
rage and disgust were strangely
blended, she cried:
"No, no a thousand times no! If
It was for this you have followed me
across the ocean and wilderness you
can go yes. go! I will have no more
to say to you go!"
Drawing herself up to her full
height, with all the scorn which an In
jured soul can depict In a handsome
face, she pointed toward the door of
th lent tnM frt ttnA Kfn.A tV
V.l4 4a. ..9 .. ... .... W. W. n t. M Jk '
In his grasp, he started toward the
door of the tent, when one of the
strangest figurts either had ever seen,
It was a man fully fifty years of age,
his long, white hair and beard evident
ly many years strangers to either
razors, scl-ors. combs or brushes. In
his hand the old man carried a Win
chester rifle, the butt of which he
placed oa the ground, while he leaned i
on the muule. and fixed his curious
eyes oa the man before him. So '
piercing was that glance that It
seemed to penetrate the very soul of
The old man might have been taken
for a Rip Van Winkle, but for the fact
that his arms were all of the latest
improvement. Advancing a pace or
two and pausing, he leaned on his
rifle, glancing from first one and then
the other, but uttered not a word.
After a moment's amazed silenca
"Who In Satan's name are you?"
Th old man rf tht mountain
was the answer. In a low husky voice,
which seemed to chill the blood In the
veins of the rascally Lackland. There
was firmness In the voice, a steady j
gleam In the ee. which indicated he
had mt a man whom it would not
do to trifie with.
"Where did you come from?" askl
"From the mountain," was the an
swer. "Wnat are jou doing here?"
Without paying any heed to him. the
old man of the mountains, none other
than our hermit friend, the captain,
turned his eyes upon Laura and
"Are you going to the Klondyke?"
"I was going." she answered.
"A woman companion was with me.
but she remained back on the trail
twenty-five miles, and 3n avalanche
has filled the trail, so she cannot
"There has been no avalanche." the j
old man answered, in his deep voice:
"There has been no avalanche!'' i
She quickly fastened her gaz upon
the face of lackland, who began to
retreat toward the door.
so you nave ceceived me, mon- j
ster! she began.
if you listen to that old fool you
will believe anything. He Is crazy!"
cried Lackland, and darted from the
tent, leaving Laura alone with tbe old
man of the mountains.
Driven to Desperate Straits.
Once outside tae tent. Lackland was
like one dazed and confused. He saw
a figure cominc toward him and recog-!
nlzed It as one of his men. He hur
ried toward him. saIng:
"Cummins, you have come at lat?"
"Yes: they relieved me and told
me to report her.?. Right glad I am
of it. too. for if ever there was a fiend
in woman form it's that tarmagant
To be continued. I
LONG LIFE AND A MERRY ONE
Strenuous Americans Cutlive the In
It seems that we are all wrong
about the hurtful and life-shortening
effect of American "hustle." Our na
tional motto ma t said to have been
A short life, but a strenuous one."
We were willing, as a people, to have
the span shortened a little If only
we could have something worth while,
something active and effective, going
all the time. But It seems, according
to the latest bulletin of the census
bureau, that the fast life Is also the
long one. says Harper's Weekly. Our
"median age" that Is. the age which
is such that half the population is
under it and half oVer It Is more
than seven years greater than It wts
a century ago, and Increases from dec
ade to decade. We are surpassing
easy-going forlgn countries In this
respect, we are surpassing even the
looie-Jolnted, Indolent, beautifully re
laxed, never-wcrrying African in our
midst: for whereas tbe median ag of
our American whites is 23.4 years
that of the devil-may-care colored per
son is but 1S.3. Lately much confu
sion has arises In the minds of many
Africans over the statement made
by certain eminent neurologists that
it is next to impossible for a man to
"overwork." provided his bodily func
tions are kept in good order by tem
perate nd wholesome living. Other
physicians, to be sure, tell us that
hurry and worry spell death. We had
accepted the latter judgment, with the
cjualifying reflection that no matter
what science tells us, it always seems
to have "another think coming." This
censes bulletin whlc'j links the long
life with the fast one appears to b
the other "think."
LOTS 0 f MONEY
More Money Available for Irriga
tion INCREASE WILL BE STEADY
rro?1f ItererU I'efyr Njr I .aw to
Fond L'iKl Id Iterfemtloj of Arid
Jtraion Mmor llorarkrs
-Other Important wt
There is more money available for
the redemption of arid lands of the
west by irrigation than has been
counted upon, even by th most en
thusiastic advocates of national aid
for Irrigation enterprises. In the argu
ments before congress last winter,
when the Irrigation bill was pending.
It was claimed that the funds then
available would not exceed S5.0v0.000
and that this sum would be Increased
but gradually from year to year. The
annual report of BInger Hermann, gen
eral commissioner of the land olSte.
shows that there was. at the Hose of
the fiscal year In June last, a fund of
J9.500.00O on hand, derived from the
sale of public lands, and available
for Irrigation purposes. The sales of
the last fiscal year were greatly in
?xcess of those of any year In the last
decade, aggregating $6,500,000. This
was due largely to th sale of public
laads in the Indian territory and Okla
homa. These were placed oa the mar
ket and iold. la some sections, to the
highest bidder, the total realization be
ig much In excess of that secured from
the usual method of disposition.
NE3RASKA BEATS MISSOURI
Th St. i1o tiamr Wa llumiurr
12 to o
Nebraska triumphed over Missouri
on th gridiron, but the defeated tigers
waced desperate defense, forcing the
comhuskers in achieving the ictory to
be content with but two touchdowns.
Benedict kicked both goals and the
final store stood 12 to u in Nebraska's
Nebraska deserved to win by playing
a superior rame. but her partisans who
expected a runaway srorp were wrong
in their reckoning. The tlgr fought
back desperately at all stas. com
pelling their opponents to extend them
selves to the utmost. The halves were
cut short. Missouri asking It and Ne
braska gladly acquiescing that the men
might husband thtir energies for next
Saturday's crucial contest against the
INEREASEIN COAL OUTPUT
Nlnrtj-ona Thousand Men and Uor Ac
tively at Work.
There Is a further increase of coal
produced In the anthracite region. The
estimated output Is 120.000 tons. The
Increase came mostly from collieries
that have been in operation and which
are in good condition now. The num
ber of men and boys at work is placed
at Sl.C-K The Lehigh Valley Coal com
paay has all of Its collieries in opera
tion, with the exception of one. The
company's output of coal was Co per
cent of the normal.
Nearly all the steam men formerly
employed by this company. It is said,
are at work.
IeMolne X-oop Lincoln
In the most stubbornly fought game
of football played so far this year on
the university gridiron, the East Des
Moines high school defeated the Lin
coln high school Saturday by a score
of 5 to 0. Tbe score hardly Indicated
the one-sldednes of the play. Only at
critical times did the Lincoln boys re
alize the seriousness of the case and
settle down to hard work. Pes Moines
earned at least three touch downs by
forcing the ball within the Lincoln five
yard line, but each time failed to score,
on fumble. Once the visitors carried
the ball over the goal line, only to
lose It on a fumble. Almost the entire
game was played in Lincoln's territory
and at no time wa there any chance of
Fatal Injur j att Oretn
Phil Dow-d. a young man who had
ben visiting relatives at Gretna, was
killed In an accident at the place. He
was trying to board the east bound
Burlington passenger train. No. 12.
when he slipped and fell under the
wheels. He was dragged ISO feet. He
received Internal Injuries from which
he died about thirty minutes later Ills
hip were fractured and one finger and
the thumb oa his left hand were cut
lloy Klllf.t T Vr
Enrl BuTk. a thirteen-year-old boy.
was killed by a train on the tracks
Just east of the Tnion Pacific briilgv In
Council Bluffs. It Is not known what
train strucK him. as his body was found
by tome trainmen ometime after the
The boy's head and arms were cut
off and every bone ia his body wj
Daniel S. Jacobs, chairman of the
raiders' defense fund committee of the
central federated union, said at the
meeting of that body that as the strike
of the anthracite miners had been de
clared off the committee did not think
it necessary to levy any ftnihiT con
tribution for the minors.
Add to Ilrlrk l'laat
The business of the. Table Rook,
Neb., Clay company has attaiucd such
proportions that it had to have more
land for Its tut, and they have- just
purchased and had surveyed thirty-two
acres or land, where- a new plant will
be erected In the near future.
Mel riant llnrnrst
The plant of the Portland Iron and
Steel company at Tigonhi, Me., was
destroyed by fire, causing a loss of
I1W.0OO. The fire resulted from an
explosion caused by water drlpplug on
a large quantity of molten metal.
BEGIN THE BATTLE ROYAkL
Ficht for tlm hlritton Million .Now
The great legal battle over the Strat
ton millions has commenced in earnest
In the district tourt before Judge W. P,
Seeds at Colorado Springs. The pro
teedlngH are the beginning of tbe fight
on the present three executors named
by Mr. Stratton In bis will to prove
that the administrators appointed In
September by County Judge Orr were
illegal and therefore are not entitled
to handle and admlnlstenshe estate
Th." eas was taken out tWbe eounty
court and Into tbe district court on a
writ of certiorari Issued three ue-Hts
The moitt Important point yt de
cided wan the ruling by Judge KedA
that questions In law must be taken
up before qu'-stlons of fact. The de
cision, as far as It go'-s, is a victory for
the executors, as It means if the Ille
gality of the appejlntmrnt of the ad
ministrators Is establish"! the mtlre
proceedings of the county court will
be thrown out. in which "vent tin
executors will not have to substantiate
their charges ot otisplrai.-y preft-rrwl
a?alnn the aimlnutratorii three wkI.s
ago. The- latter objected strenuously
to the ruling.
United States Senator T. M. Patler
Fon has bn adued to the arra of
legal talent for the executors, address
ing the nourt for two hours, In whith
he reviewed th- case from the btart
to the prese-nt time.
FULLOF YEARS AND HONORS
i:iliulxth Caily Manton Drad at Arc of
Elizabeth Cady Stanton, the won
known woman suffragist, died at ber
home In New York city. Old age was
given as the cause of death. She was
conscious almost to the last. Her age
About a wek pgo Mrs. Stanton be
gan to fail rapidly. This became more
notieable test week and then it was
known to the family that her death
was only a question of days or hours.
The children with Mrs. Stanton when
she died were Mrs. M. K. Lawrence and
Mrs. Stnnton B. latch of New York;
Henry and Robert l. of New York.
lawrrs; Theodore of Paris, and G.
Srritb a rtal estate broker at Warden
Cliffe, Long Island.
NebraoLa Kthlt.lU at Illlnol Fair
Cyrus Douglas, a leading hortirul
turallst of Johnson county, has Just
returned from a protracted visit to
Illinois. The object of his visit to that
statt was to make an exhibition of Ne
braska's resources at the Illinois state
I fair, in Springfield. He associated him
Jself with his brother, W. W. Douglas,
of :aline county, and these two men
secured a nice lot of grains, grasses,
fruits, etc, for the display. The man
agers of the Illinois fair gave them
prominent booth room, and the exhibit
wa tastefully and artistically arranged.
It was a good advertisement for the
state, and elicited many compliments
from the fair visitors.
Hug; Cholera I'roTlng; Fatal
Hog cholera is prevailing badly in
Johnson county again. One of the
heaviest losers this fall Is Hon. C. H.
Beethe of Todd Creek precinct. He had
a fine herd of over one hundred full
blooded Poland China porkers and has
t only about a dozen left. Mr. Beethe
would not have taken $100 each for
twenty of his brood sows.
THE NEWS IN BRIEF
The cattle shipment has closed for
the season at Belle Fourche. S. D.
Over lOO.CW head have been shipped.
John Volkman. a barber, was acci
dentally shot and killed on the stage
of Thespian hall by Chas, Melnel.
member of a comnany which has been
giving a show at Cold Springs Harbor,
What is considered the largest pear
ever grown in Cass county is owned by
Harry Bart hold of Plattsmouth. It is
thirteen inches In circumference,
weighs twenty-one ounces and was
grown on a three-year-old tree.
The first cars of material for the con
version ot the ho-se car line at Ne
braska City into an electlc line have ar
rived. This shipment consists of heavy
sixty-pound rails. The work of putting
them into position will be commenced
at once. The plans us announced in
clude several now lines about the city,
and two or tlmv country linos to con
nect Nebraska City, aud the smaller
towns in the vicinity.
.Mrs. K. Smith, living near Arbor
Mile, met with a seer and painful
acvldtnt recently, which was caused
by opening a bureau drawer, which
contalnesl a loaded revolver. In open
ing the drawer, the trigger caught, ex
ploding a curtridge and the bullet en
tered the wrist of her right arm. travel
ing nearly to the elbow, where it cams
Dr. W. A. Thomas stMr veterina
rian, recently reui'nrd from a trip to
the western pari ot the state. Neat
Alliance he saw and heard much of the
extraordinary growth of the loco plant
on the range Whether the rain or
some other cause is responsible he does
not know Live- stock rat the plant
when other grating becomes pvxar. Th
animals acquire a laste for it In thti
way hiuI become addicted to the habll
as much ns a nun sometimes takes tc
cocaine. The plant crares them and
often ends In death. The supply ol
the drur being greater than ever before
Dr Thomas belleus trouble will be en
countered on the winter range.
t'hTfl TTtth Murder
A. 0. Hall, wanted by the authorities)
of Urungrrvlllr, Ivy., for murder, was
arrested whllo working on a farm near
Industry. ,., by Sheriff Gleason. Hall
confessed to the offleor that he was
tho right num. A reward of JiOO l
outblaiulliiK for hi unfit.
Vitriner llttthaiul Arretted
Newton Ore, it former husband of
Mr. Jesse Tuutait, wns placed under
arrest at Muscatine, la,, under the be
lief that be know t-oincihtng of tha
murder ot the woman nd ber husband.
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