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HII BY A TORNADO
St. Paul and Minneapolis aro
FIFTEEN LIVES ARE LOST
Plftyflre I'eople Injured nntl Umimce
to Properly lnr Three Mil
Fifteen pooplo wcro hilled nntl fifty
flvn Injured In tho florro tornado at
HI. Paul and Minneapolis nnd tho ag
gicgato loss Is conservatively oatl
tnntcd at $.1,000,000. Of this amount
Ht. I'nul fluttered to tho extent pf about
one million. Minneapolis is catlmntcd
at $1,GOO,000, whllo In thn oulnMo dls
trlctn It In feared that $500,000 will not
tovor tho dainaRo dono to crops and
Tho nlorm una of Bhort duration,
lasting no mora than fifteen minutes.
The devastation It wrought was ter
rillc. Tho wind, according to tho gov
ornmont wonthor obflervor, blow eighty
miles an hour, coming from tho south
west Buildings wcro unroofed and
fronts blown In, tho Interiors being
flooded by tho rata which camo in
great waves along with tho wind.
Hoglnnlng at n point below Fort
Shelling, th oro Is tho first known evi
dence that tho storm struck with dam
aging effect. It camo from tho south
west and, howling In Its fury, uprooted
trees and demolished buildings In its
pathway toward St. Paul.
(t tore off two spans of High brtdgo
completely. Tho brldgo Is thcro con
nected with the high bluffs at West
Ht. Paul and It Is 180 foot abovo tho
river. This mass, of steel was carried
to tho lints below whero flying steel
girders and heavy planks fell on sev
eral small franio housos of tho flat
dwellers and crushed them. Nono of
tho occupants of theso housos wcro
hurt, thoy having seon the storm com
ing, and taken refugo In .tho caves in
tho hilly Ides. Tho storm toro nlong
the flats, uprooted trees on Harriet
island and with u deafening roar nnd
tho hiss and splush of falling sheets
of rain, it struck St. Pnul at Wabasha
btreet brldgo. Hern woro located at
tho bridge entrance on opposite sides
of Wabasha ntrcel, the TIvoll concert
halt and. Empire theater, both of which
wore fairly filled with men watching
tho performances. The full forco of
tho tornado struck them. Tho build
ings bosun lo sway and rock nnd tho
nudloncn became panic stricken. Men
nnd boys rushed over each other for
iclts. Tho lights wont out nnd the
nhect lightning flashes, one following
another with gunfire rapidity, illunil
nntod a stono of pandemonium which
wnn Intensified by the crash of glass
and tho tearing of timbers us tho frame
utructuro gavo way before tho tornado.
Tho tornado which struck St. I'nul
cut a path a half mllo wldo and eight
miles long through tho business and
resldenco districts. leaving ruin and
devastation In Its track. Fortunntoly,
the loss of llfo was not great, throo
persons having been killed, but tho list
of Injured Is long, In which thero aro
several who aro reported to bo fatally
hurl. Tho damaso to property wa3
Immense, conservative ostlnintes plac
ing it between $500,000 and $1,000,000.
The down town business i.istrlct was
bit hard, ninny of tho Inrge office nnd
business blocks being completely rid
dled, and tho Blocks of wholesalo
houses seriously damaged by tho floods
or rain that nccompnnled tho wind.
Tho storm cloud, which enmo from
the southwest, flrst bit tho ground on
tho west sldo bluffs near the high
brldgo. Two spans of this structure,
which is of steel and which crosses
tho Mississippi rived at a holght of 200
foot, wcro cut out as cleanly as though
dono with a knlfo, small houses situ
ated on tho llata nlong tho rlvor bank.
Tho storm kept on across tho river In
un oblique direction, leveling tho nu
merous Bhado trcos on Harriet island,
whero tho St. Paul public baths are
situated, but doing llttlo or no tlamago
to buildings there. It struck tho TIvoll
theater, a framo structure on tho Sand
stono bluffs at tho edgo of tho rlvor.
Thero wob a vaudeville performance
on at tho theater which wns fairly well
filled. Two mon wero killed by tho
fall of tho roof, nnd about u dozen por
sonB, women performers and others,
wore burled In tho ruins. Many of
them, wero sevoroly hurt boforo thoy
wero extricated by tho police depart
ment, which rushed to tho rescue as
soon as tho storm hud abated. At Wa.
bash street, the Umpire theater, a two
story brick house of tho samo charac-
llonor General VlfquMln's Name.
The camp of the Nebraska national
rfuard,at David City has been named
Camp Victor Vlfquain, in honor of the
late General Vlfquain, former adjutant
geueral of the guard.
Wreck on the Itock Iiland.
The Chicago limited on the Chicago,
tlock Island & Pacific railway, which
left Kansas City for tho north was
wrecked by spreading rails two miles
east of Altamout, Mo. Two persona
were probably fataly hurt and (fifteen
others wero seriously Injured.
of tho business blocks on Third street
betweon Wabash and Sibloy streets,
dlstanco of flvo blocks, wero datnagod.
Roofa wcro blown off, plato glass win
dows shattorod and hugo signs sont
scurrying through the air Itko feathers.
Tho Polneer Press building, a thir
teen story stcol nnd brick structure,
was considerably damaged by tho
storm. Tho windows on tho top floors
wore blown In nnd a number of print
ers at work In tho composing room
wcro seriously cut by tho flying glass.
Tho Western Union Telegraph ofllco
occupies tho eleventh floor of tho
Pioneer Press building, and their oper
ating room was flooded with water.
An lminonso skylight on tho room was
crushed to a powder and tho court in
tho contcr of tho building was filled
with tho debris.
READY FOR THE FRAY
Kxertilhn Committee of Nehraskn I'opu
list nntl Democrats flat to Work.
Thoro will ho no chnngo In tho fu
sion stnto ticket as solcctcd by tho
two conventions. At tho mooting of
tho executive committees of tho two
stato central committees at tho Lin
coln hotel, Lincoln, it was unanimous
ly decided that those nominated should
mado tho race. At tho earnest solici
tation of tho committees, A. A. Wors
ley decided to forego running for con
gress and for stato senator and to lend
his entlro offort toward tho success of
tho stato tlckot. Dr. Townsend of
Franklin, candidate for llcutcnnut-gov-ernor,
decided to remain on tho tlckot
nnd to glvo up tho nomination for rcp
rcsentatlvo given him by his district
beforo the stnto conventions.
Tho populist commlttco ro-elccted It.
It. II. Wobor to tho chnlrmnnshlp of
tho commlttco nfter ho hail expressed a
deslro to retire In favor of somcono
else and Insisted that ho should direct
tho campaign for iho party at least ono
year more. J. H. Edmlstcn was elected
vlco chnlrman, Frank I). Enger treas
urer, and tho secretary will bo selected
by these throo officers. Tho officers of
tho two committees will select tho lo
cation for Btato headquarters, which
tho committees decided Bhould bo
either at tho Lin dell, Lincoln or Royal
hotels In Lincoln. Iloth committee
will bo housed at tho samo place.
The rompleto list of cntrLs on tho
speed program for tho Nobraska stato
fair hns been mado public. It discloses
one of tho largest entries over received
for tho Mato fair. Tho Lincoln tracks
have the largest number of horses en
tered of any town named, nlncteon
horses bolter entered for tho ovents.
Tho stato fair board will hang up $8,
000 In purses for winners of this speed
program. Tho big days on tho racing
program vhl bo Dan Patch day, Tues
day, August 30, when Dan Patch will
attompt lo lower his world's record on
tho half m'lo track.
Tjtlmr D.iy l'riiiltiiuitloit.
Governor Mickey has Issued tho fol
lowing Labor day proclamation:
A nntlon's greatness may bo meas
ured by Its capacity for labor. Other
elements of powur aro supplemental to
It and only becomo Important when
tho genius of toll has ;;lven them di
rection. Nowhero Is perfection attained
without offort. Our own nntlon, great
er than any othor, has corresponding
ly dignified labor In many ways and
has also sot apart a special executive
department which lias to do with all
questions pertaining to the great army
of wage earners. Further thnn that,
nearly all tho states, Nebraska Includ
ed, have, by legislative ennctmeut, des
ignated a particular day In recognition
of labor, as a public tribute to tho Im
portance of toll and tho results
achluved by It. In obedience, there
fore, to tho mandate of law and to
established custom. 1, John H. Mickey,
governor of tho stato of Nobraska, do
hereby designate Monday, Septombor
C, 1904, as Labor day, nnd earnestly
request all who toll, whether with hand
or brain, to tako a brief respite from
their ordinary avocations nnd pass the
day In such a way ns will best pro
mote their social, intellectual and
JOHN H. MICKEY, Governor.
"Nehrasltii Crnr nro flrcnt."
Tho Row Luther P. Ludden. who has
Just returned from an extended trip
though Kansas ahd Missouri la pleased
with tho Nebraska corn crop. "Tho Ne
braska rrop Is far ahead of Missouri."
much hotter than Kansas crop. In
Missouri thero aro many fields which
will not yield a fourth of a crop and In
Kansas tho growth Is not as strong as
In Nebraska. Thoro is a section of
country In tho Shenandoah valley near
Red Oak. la., which will como up to
nny of tho Nobraska fields, but naldo
from this ono strip thoro Is nothing in
any of the throo states which oven can
compare with Nobraska.
Auditor Will Not Par Iloantln.
Auditor Weston will roslst in thosu
promo court an action brought by tho
Lincoln Safe Deposit and Trust com
pany to collect $288 in wolf bounty
claims alleged to be due It from the
stato. The last session of tho legisla
ture approbated $40,000 for the pay
ment of outstanding wolf bounty
claims and tho Safe Deposit company
purchased from the original holders a
number of the bounty claims.
othorwlso badly damaged. Nearly all
Preparations Being Made for a
Big Timo at St. Louis.
WILL BE SECOND TO NONE
KsercMe will Conlt of llnnd Mn.ilo
Military 1'nrade nnd Hpeaklnt;
by Prominent Man,
Friday, September 30, will bo tho
big day for Kansans at the World's
fair. That Is tho date set aside by
tho World's fair management as Kau
nas day, and Kansans will furnlBh
tho cntortalnmont on that date.
The commission has boon working
on the program for Kansas day for
Bomo time. Tho military programmo
Is complotcd. but all tho arrangoments
.avo not been mado for tho, program
of exorcise tho speeches, music and
other features but thoy will bo an
nounced shortly. It is certain, that
there will bo npocchen by President
Francis on behalf of tho exposition
management, and by Governor Balloy
and H. J. Allen nnd David Ovcrmycr.
Tho military' program will bo an
olaborato ono, participated in not only
by numerous military bodies who will
bo present nt tho fair at that time,
but by n number of tho big bands
which will be at tho exposition. Tho
program of tho military parade, as
announced by C. H. Lullng, secretary
of tho Kansas commission, Is ns fol
lows: Pnrado from plaza of Kansas to
pl07a of St. Louis.
Marshal General S. II. Kclscy, and
Third Artillery Mexican band
Governor of Kansas W. J. Ilalloy.
President D. It. Francl3, Louisana
Staff of governor of Kansas.
Battalion band of Philippines scouts.
United States Marino band Slxty
Battalion United States marines.
Phllllpplno Constabulary band.
Thirty-fourth Sep. Co. Now York
Company C, Second Ohio National
Third battalion, Fifty-second Iowa
Company M, 6ccond Ohio National
Visiting guests in carriages and on
Parado will assemble and start from
tho Kansas pavilion promptly at 10:30.
From tho Kansas pavilion' north pn
Commonwealth avenuo to tho Wlscon-
uln building, passing United Sstatos
bird exhibit to tho northwest corner
of Mines and Metallurgy building,
east to Louisiana way, along Louis-
ana way to Transportation building,
south to tho south side of Military
hall. Parado to bo reviowed by tho
governor nnd his party at tho Louls
Du.iiig tho ceromonlcs n fine mu
slcnl program will bo rendored. In
tho evening a reception nnd musical
program will tako place at tho Kansas
running the r.lrrtrlo Rond.
Tho promoters of tho Omaha North
ern Electric railway, which was In
corporated several months ago, assert
that tho road will bo completed and
In operation between Decatur and Te
kamah In tlmo to transport grain to
tho market this fall and winter. East
ern capital is behind tho venture and
has interested local men of promin
ence and wealth who will lend it every
encouragement Tho right of way bo
tween Decatur and Tckamah has been
secured and grading will begin within
a few weoks. A power plant' to cost
$50,000 Is to bo erected nt Decatucr at
Ther no no wet.
Notwithstanding tho attraction at
St Louis whero millions of people
have gone, thero seems to bo no let up
to travel west. A sot piece of scenery
mado for a special occasion don't car
ry with It tho beauty and grandeur that
naturo endowed scenic Colorado with
and it would seem that pleasure seek
ers of the far east aro not only going
to St. Louis, but continue thoir travols
west, as all roads aro taxed to thoir
capacity and with the flat rate of 15
round trip from Nebraska points to
Denver, Colorado Springs and Pueblo
tho Rock Inland is Btrlctly in it
Fire at Vesta.
The little village of Vesta, nine miles
southwest of Tecumseh, suffered a flro.
Two frame buildings wero burned, one
of which was" occupied. Tho best
building was a ono-story framo, the
property of Mrs. L. Nolo; was valued
at 11,200 and insured for $800. It was
occupied by Dick Meyers, goneral mer
chandise. Tho entlro stock, worth $4,
C00, was lost; Insurance $3,300. The
other building to burn was a small
framo worth perhaps $300 aud tho
property of tho Ostraudcr estate. Causo
of flro not known, but It originated in
the Myers store.
CARRIE NATION HONORED
Celebrated Woman Speaks to 8,000 Del
A dispatch from Wilmington, Del.,
Carrlo A. Nation spent today In Wil
mington, with a vlovr to ascertaining
facta concerning tho liquor business
horo. She is opposed to clubs with
sideboards and bo expressed horself
to rcportora with whom sho was talk
ing. Mrs. Nation proved a big attraction
at Drandywlno Springs park last even
ing, where sho mado a tompentneo
speech beforo about 8,000 people. Sho
arrived at tho park at about G o'clock
in tho afternoon and took supper at
Colla's park cafo. Ordinarily, It Is un
derstood, sho fasts on Fridays, but shs
did not follow this rulo yestorday.
After supper Mrs. Nation strolled
around tho park looking nt tho eights
and making a study of tho placo and at
8 o'clock, to the strains of "Good
Morning, Carrlo," by Professor Gattt's
band, sho made hor appearanco on tho
locturo platform, whero sho was Intro
duced to tho multitude by Prof. N. Du
shano Cloward, who announced hor as
"ono of tho most famous personages In
Mrs. Nation was pleasantly received
by tho throng and her address was
listened to with marked attontlon. Sho
admitted that sho had been advertised
as a freak with a hatchet, but sho de
clared that she had never raised It
against her fcllowman. Sho displayed
an ugly looking scar on her forehead
received in a Korrtwcky saloon by bo
ing struck with a chair, and also
showed a broken bono in her right
hand inflicted by a saloonkeeper at
Tried to Clnb Thief to Death.
Jim Demon, Domino Petrel lo nnd
Daniel Antlonlo, two Greeks and an
Italian, inombcrs of a construction
gang working near Neosho Rapids,
wcro brought to Emporia, Kan., on a
chargo of assault with intent to kill.
Jim Carpenter, a negro from Pino
Bluff, Ark., was caught in their board
ing car going through their clothing
Saturday and cmfwypcmwfyp pjpjap
and whllo they wcro searching him ho
jerked away from thorn and ran. Ono
of tho Greeks caught him and brought
him down with a blow of a pickax
hnndlo on his head and when tho
others caught him ono chopped him In
tho back with a hatchet and the others
kicked him. Ho was taken to town on
a stretcher nnd placed under arrest oi
tho chargo of burglary.
Nil in Jone Score lllfthnp Potter.
Tho opening of tho Wathena Chau
tauqua saw 2,000 people on the grounds
to Ilston to tho celebrated, Sam Jones,
of Georgia, who has been on tho pro
gram and n prominent factor Blnco the
origin of tho Chautauqua. Ho took the
saloon for his theme and did not mince
words In condemning Bishop Potter
for dedicating a so-called poor man's
club in Now York city recently. Ho
told of tho atiocloun crimes committed
by drunkards and appealed to tho men
to shun tho saloon as thoy would a
vlpor. In concluding his speech he
touched on politics, and stated that
thcro woro fow mon who could bo
Christians and politicians.
A new tabernnclo hus been con
structed 00x120 feet, nnd equipped with
now scats, which ndded to the com for'
of tho visitors.
AiitMIorse Thieve .Jollify '
Tho annual picnic of tho members of
tho antl-horso thief association of
Crawford and Cherokee counties, Kan
Bas, was held at GIrard. Tho exercises
consisted of a parado in tho morning.
Two hundred men on horsoback wcro
in lino and as many more on foot and
in conveyances. There was also tho
supposed stealing" of a horse, a race
and tho capture of tho thief, speeches
by Mayor W. II. Ryan, N. J. Randnll
of Mineral, stato vlco prcsldont; John
W. Wall of Parsons, stato president,
and G. I. Mnrty of Valeda, stato secre
tary. Harness racing was In the after
noon. Cherokee was selected as tho
place of tho next meeting. E. I. Hitch
cock was choson president; N. J. Ran
dall, vlco prcsldont; J. P. Price, secre
tary, and Mr. Laruo, treasurer.
Otoe Comitjr Teachers' Institute,
Tho Otco county teachers' Institute
was exceptionally well attended at
Nebraska City. Ono hundred and
thirty teahers enrolled from neigh
boring counties. A. L. Blxby of Lin
coln dollvered a lecture which was
well received. Superintendent W. H.
Davidson of Omaha lectured.
The Spotter "Clot 'Km."
Seven freight brakemen In tho em
ploy of tho Santa Fe through and out
of Ottawa, Kan,, havo received their
walking papers as a result of "spot
ting" dono by a clever railroad de
tective. Tho Identity of the latter is Mill un
known, so qulotly nnd effectively has
ho workod, but tho results of his work
show his vigilance
In each case tho brakeman was
"fired" for collecting and "knocking
Cooper Union Crowded to Wel
come the Leaders.
MUCH ENTHUSIASM SHOWN
The Presidential Candidate's Hpeecli ltc-
celToil Willi Manr Kvldonces
Thomas E. Watson of Georgia, tho
people's party candldato for president,
and Thomas H. Tibbies of Lincoln,
Neb., vice president candldato, were
formally notified of their nomination
at Cooper Union, New York city. The
big hall wa3 crowded when, nt 8
o'clock, tho two candidates, accom
panied by Alfred G. Boulton of Brook
lyn, chairman of the meeting, appeared
on tho platform. Thcro was much
cheering when Chairman Boulton in
troduced Samuel Williams of Indiana,
who mado tho speech officially notify
ing tho candidates of their selection.
In addressing Mr. Watson, Mr. Wil
liams said the convention that nomi
nated him wan mado up of unselfish,
sclf-sncrlflclng patriots who attended
and participated In Its deliberations
solely through a high senso of duty.
Tho purposo of tho convention, he con
tinued, was to take ono moro step in
the evolution of progress which it took
to finally bring us to that ideal con
dition of society whero tho laborer
shall receive tho full fruits of his lalior,
and an injury to ono shall bo tho con
cern of nil.
"The work of tho hour was not to
trim a sail of expediency to catch a
passing breeze of popular, though tran
sient approval, but rather to proclaim
and again dcclnro in plain and concise
languago the principles and promises
of tho people's party as first laid down
at Omaha in 1892, and subsequently re
affirmed in 189G and in 1900. It was
understood thero that our nomlnco
mut bo a man with whom politics
was a matter of conscience and who
believed thoroughly and fully in tho
tenets of populism; who subscribed to
tho doctrine of tho brotherhood of man
and tho fatherhood of Almighty God;
who stood ready, ablo and willing to
defend, against any and all comers,
each and every plank in our platform,
and who, if elected president, would
havo tho broadness of mind, tho good
ness of heart, tho firmness of charac
ter, tho knowledge of men and affairs,
to so administer tho duties of that
high office as to bring the best posslblo
dogrco 'of peace, harmony nnd happi
ness to tho wholo people.
"Wo confidently Invito the country
to say whether or not tho convention
fulfilled theso requirements. Wo know
your zeal for, and fidelity to, our party
and its principles during nil tho years
of Its history.
"Wo rcallzo with prldo that you
stand with Jefferson and Lincoln, with
Peter Cooper nnd Henry Georgo, with
Polk nnd with Donnelly, In placing tho
man above tho dollar."
When Mr. Watson arose to speak tho
encoring continued nearly four min
utes. Chairman Boulton introduced
him in half a dozen words, simply re
ferring to him as the candidate of tho
After a formal notice that ho would
soon prepare a formal letter of accept
ance, Mr. Watson gavo up a great por
tion of his address to a discussion of
tho democratic and republican plat
forms. Xonshoys nt World Fair.
The newsboys of tho country were
granted tho privileges of tho world's
fair and tho gates wcro thrown opon
for tho free ndmlsslon of throngs of
diminutive paper sellers and also to
over a thousand orphans from various
elomosynary institutions. Probably ono
of tho most Interesting features of
tho day was tho band concert on tho
plaza of St. Louis, rendered by tho
bands of four newsboy's organizations.
A drill by the nowsboys followed In
which the Boston boys, ono hundred
strong, In natty whlto sailor uniforms,
and tho Pittsburg boys, bearing red,
white and blue umbrellas, carried off
Democrats Nominate In HUtli.
Tho democratic congressional con
vention for tho Sixth district was held
at North Platto with twelvo counties
represented. Wnlter B. McNeill of
North Platto was nominated for con
gress on the second ballot . Ills op
ponents wero Shumway of Scotts
Bluff and GUlcsplo of Holt county.
Resolutions wero adopted endorsing
Parker and the St. Ixnils platform.
Pled to Sure Womnn liather.
Dr. John S. Coman, ono of tho most
prominent physicians nnd dentists in
Harlom, N. Y., and a graduate of tho
University of New York, sacrificed his
lifo at Navcsink highlands in attempt
ing to save a woman, who, whllo bath
ing In Shrewsbury river, stepped In
to a deep hole. Ho brought tho woman
to the surface after diving three times.
Tho effort exhausted him and he sank
while another bather took tho woman
to tho shore. Four doctors workod
ovor her Bevoral hours, but she pro
bably will die.
Q. A. R. ELECT OFFICERS
Cnanlmons Election of a CommnndeV la
Chief Fall to Itoston.
Gen. Wiimon W. Blackmar of Massa
chusetts was elected commnndcr-ln-chlof
of tho Grand Army of tho Re
public by acclamation at Boston.
Denver was chosen, as tho placo for
tho national encampment next year.
Tho election of officers was tuo flrst
business. Massachusetts presented tho
name of General Blackmar. Tho nomi
nation was seconded by states. Cor
poral James Tanner of tho Now York
department had been chosen to pres
ent tho name of Colonel Shotts, but M
Instead of making tho nomination he
said that because it was apparent that
General Blackmar was tho choice of
tho majority of the encampment, ho
had urged Colonel Shotts to withdraw
and ho then formally announced tho
withdrawal. Tho namo of Colonel
Blakowell was not presented.
On motion of .Past Commander-in-chief
Wagner of Pennsylvania, tho
nomination of General Blackmar was
mado unanimous amid a tumultuous
Colonel Shotts headed tho delegation
which led General Blackmar to the
platform, and with tho now command-or-ln-chlef
was heartily cheered. Gen
oral Blackmar accepted his offlco with
n brief speech.
John R. King, of Wnshlngton, D. C.
former commander of tho department
of Maryland, was chosen senior vlco
commander-in-chief of tho G. A. R.
Georgo W. Cook, past department
commnnder of Colorado, also was nom
inated for the office, but withdrew.
Tho election of Mr. King was then
mado by acclamation.
Georgo W. Patten of Chattanooga,
Tenn., past commander of tho depart
ment of Tennessee, was elected Junior
vico commnndcr-In-chlef by acclama
tion, after Mr. Cook had been nomin
ated for tho office and had again with
drawn. Dr. Warren R. King, of Indiana, was
elected surgeon general.
Tho Row J. H. Bradford of Washing
ton, D. C, was chosen chaplaln-ln-chlof.
Denver, Col., was unanimously chos
en as tho placo for holding tho next
Tho resolution regarding tho pro
posed fraternal convention et the blue
nnd tho gray survivors of tho union
nnd confederate armies to bo held at '
Washington, D. C, In May, 1905, was
laid on tho tabic.
A 10-Year-Old Fremont Hoy Thinks Ha
Fired Fiitnl Nliot.
Frank Rhodes, tho man shot through
tho back on tho Engburg placo at Fro
mont died at 2 o'clock. Ho failed rap
Idly from tho tlmo ho was found till
death. Death was caused by tho shock
and loss of blood.
Arthur Canaga, a sixteen-year-old
boy who works at Vanhol.'s meat
market, went to tho sheriff's offlco and
In a broken volco and with tears
streaming down his face confessed that
ho probably fired tho fatal shot. The
boy said that shortly after two o'clock
ho was driving out to Vasholz's
slaughter house with Ed. Hcrro, an
other boy about tho samo ago, going
on tho military road. They had with
mem a -H-cauuro rlflo, which was
brought along for tho uso of the men
at tho slaughter house killing beoves.
Thoy stopped their team just after thoy
had crossed tho sldo track which leads
to somo stock yards and tho Cannga
boy took a couplo of shots toward tho
southeast at n bird sitting on the
fonco, without hitting it. Then ho
said: "I sawn sign nailed to a post
on tho fonco at tho west side of tho
corn field, nnd I fired nt that I didn't
hit it and that bullet wont into tho
corn field. I guess thnt was tho bul
let that struck Rhodes. I looked at
tho corn field when I nlmcd at the
sign nnd I couldn't seo nnybody." Tho
boys say it was about 2:30 in tho af
ternoon, which make It about tho
tlmo Rhodes said ho was shot.
TJio boy was overwhelmed at tho ter
riblo result of hl3 carelessness nnd It
wns with difficulty between eobs and
tears that ho was ablo in a brokon way
to toll his story to tho sheriff. Ho said
ho confessed becauso ho thought It
waB tho right thing to do nnd ho felt
hotter nfter telling Mr. Bauman what
ho had dono. H1b employer, P. R.
Vasholz, speaks woll of him and his
general reputation Is that of an hon
est, straightforward boy.
When a girl coughs it is not so much
a sign that she has a cold as that she
thinks Eomobody Is looking.
Watermelon as u Xcrvlae.
Thlovcs who feasted before they
8tolo departed with two horses be
longing to William Morrill, a farmer
living near Donton, Nob. Two men
who visited tho farm to seo tho ani
mals wore at first suspected, but In
vestigation proved that they had no
connection with the thoft. Tho horses
wero missed Wednesday, two days af
ter tho visit of tneso men. Mr. Morrill
says that whoever took tho horses
camo for thorn in a rig of somo kind
and used watermelon for the nervine
which keyed them ud to thoir work.
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