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About The Red Cloud chief. (Red Cloud, Webster Co., Neb.) 1873-1923 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 4, 1905)
SUES FOR MILLIONS
IQUITABLE MANAGERS ASKED TO
ACCOUNT FOR 8URPLUS.
Attorney Genemt of New York Files
Bill In 8upremo Court Demands 0f William V. Kennedy, representing
That Directors Refund Money to ' Nebraska's contribution to tho Ben
th Society nlngton disaster, were fittingly laid at
me a ci y. ro3t hciQ ftt Qrecnw0od cemetery.
New York, Aug. 1. An action waa The body was met by a delegation of
instituted by State's Attorney General civil and Spnnlsh-Amorlcnn war vet
Julius M. Mayer In tho Buprcmo court,' ernnB, together with a great number
2Jew York county, In tho name of tho ' of people, and escorted to tho home of
people of tho Btate or New York ' the deceased. Hero, encased In a
against tho Equltablo Llfo ABSiiranco whlto casket, with tho American flng
society, Its olllcers, directors and wrapped thereabout and amid a pro
members of tho executlvo and finance fusion of flowers, tho remains were
committees, all of which aro named
fti the complnlnt. The defendants nre:
The Equltablo Life Assurance society
f the United States, and James W. .
Alexander, Louis Fitzgerald, Chauncey ,
31. Depcw, Henry C. Doming, Cor-
flollus N. BHbs, Georgo H. Squire, I
Thomas D. Jordan, Charles S. Smith,
"Valentino P. Snyder, Alvln W. Krcck,
"William Alexander, John J. McCook,
Jurnes B. Forgan, C. Ledyard Blair,
Jlrnyton Ives, Melvlllo E. Ingal s,
Jntncs H. Hyde, Alexander J. Cassatt,
Jacob II. Schlff, James J. II 11,
:terson Cooldge, Alfred Q. Vanderbllt,
John Jacob Astor, William C Van
lorno Gago E Tarbell. Marvin
aiuchltt, Charles B. Alexander, T. Do-
wltt Cuylcr. Mnrcellns H .Dodge, J. P.
Be Navarro, Brandish Johnson, Jo
jeph P. Low, John A. Stewart, Er
van II. Harrlman, Levi P. Morton,
August Belmont, Darius O. Mills, Rob
in T. Lincoln, George J. Gould, John
Eckcrt, William II. Mclntyre, Henry
M. Alexander, Henry C. Frlck, Samuel
M. Inman, Henry C. Haarstack, David
H. MofTatt nnd Henry It. Wlnthrop.
Papers Served on Harrlman.
A week ago, before the papers wero
completed, Edward H. Harrlman, on
the eve of his departure for Japan, ac
cepted service of the summons in tho
proponed action and many of tho oth
er defendants, Including James H.
Jlyde, were served through their prl
rate counsel. The defendants aro al
lowed twenty days from tho tlmo of
service to Ills their answers.
Tho complaint charges that the In
dividual defendants, disregarding their
duty to the society of which they
Tvere directors, "negligently, Improper
ly and lmprovldontly performed such
duties and have habitually and con
tinuously done, or suffered to bo done,
wrongful, Illegal and Improper acts,
whereof the defendant society hns suf
fered great loss" nnd demands
that the defendants account to the
state for their official conduct, their
management of the company and tho
disposition made of their charge;
that all the directors bo compelled to
pay to the Equitable society any
moneys which they acquired by con
nection with tho society nnd moneys
vhlch, under the management, wero
lost or wasted, and that the moneys
recovered In tho suits shall be cred
ited to the policy holders in equitable
Depew Improvement Company Loan.
Of tho loan to the Depew Improve
aient compnny, the complaint charges:
"That the defendants Improperly, lm
jrovldcntly and wastcfully procured,
tnd permitted the defendant society
t loan tho sum of $250,000 to the
Depcw Improvement company, a cor
poration doing business in tho state
of New York, In which company tho
defendant, Chauncey M. Dcpow, nnd
others of tho Individual defendants
were stockholders, which loan of
$250,000 was made upon grossly In
Adequate security, and which property
securing said loan was appraised In
J901 by tho Insurance department of
tho state of New York at tho sum of
$150,000. That said Depew Improve
ment company subsequently became
Insolvent, and the property which so
an red said loan was bid In at foreclos
ure sale for about $50,000, thereby re
sulting in a great waste and loss of
the property of the defendant society.
That the referee's deed for said prop
irty wbb not recorded by said defend
ant society until about July 12, 1905,
and tint In the meantime no proceed
ings woro taken to collect the judg
ment for the deficiency thereon, and
ihe same has ever since remained duo
snd unpnid. That said Depew and
others of tho Individual defendants
agreed with tho defendant society thnt
they would save said defendant soci
ety harmless from loss by reason of
said loan In said society, would re
frain from recording said deed nnd
from enforcing said deficiency Judg
ment. That said society did so re
frain, but said defendants have neg
lected and refused to pay the amount
of said losses said society had so suf
fered." New Towns Springing Up.
Ashland, Neb., Aug. 2. With tho
aapld building all along the Grent
Northern right-of-way, activity In tho
two newly projected towns between
ijlU point and Fremont has begun.
Tho sale of lots In Pleasant Valley,
3ho station seven miles north of Ash
land, has begun and also in Estlnn,
ibo s'tntlon across tho PIntto from
Tiemont. A bank at tho latter plnce,
in. which olllcers of tho Commercial
I National bank of Fremont are Inter
ested, 1b projected. A number of Fro
mont persons are also preparing to
I establish stores at Estlnn. Both
townB aro In a rich and thickly settled
Burial of Bennington Victim.
Alliance, Neb., Aug. 2. Tho remains
viewed by many sorrowing friends.
Services wero then held at tho Meth
odist Episcopal church, Rev. C. W.
Ray officiating, after which the body
was taken to tho cemetery, whoro
military honors wore given tho dead.
FIND ANDREWS' BODY IN RIVER.
t Lodged Against a Log Near Place
Where He Was Last Seen Alive.
l)lwiM XTtit Ann O MMirt
1Ife, ,J(J1 of ,sanc R AnilroWB tho
mlEB Qmnha atlornoy for whom
Je;-,8oarch htt8 boon ,n rBross for four
wng found ,0(, gt ft ,
th(j pMiQ rIv(;r at Cc(lar CrceU
(llscovory wn8 maiIe y John Da.
. m. an. n. ..
ncnp t,)(j paco wh(jro Amlrewg
was last seen alive.
A close Inspection of tho body hns
not been mnde, but there wero no
outward Indications to point to foul
' vest pockets. An Inquest will be
NEBRASKA CROP CONDITIONS.
Corn Promises a Good Yield and Other
Grains Make Fair Showing.
Lincoln, Aug. 2. Tho rain of tho
last week In centrnl and southern
counties delayed stacking and thresh
ing, but tho work Is well ndvanced for
thlB time of tho year. Tho harvest of
oats and spring wheat has progressed
nicely In northern counties. Oats arc
a fair to good crop, and spring wheat
a light crop. Haying has been gen
eral and has been retarded somewhat
by rain. Tho second crop of alfalfa
Is being cut. It 1b a good crop. A
pnrt of tho crop wns damaged by rain
in southwestern counties. Corn has
grown wail nnd Is earing nicely in
southern counties. All but very lato
corn Ib now generally in tassel. Tho
crop is ten days to two weeks late In
northern counties, but nearly as far
advaccd as usual in southern coun
ties at this time of the yenr. The
crop Is In a very promising condition
In most counties. Fall plowing has
begun qulto generally with the ground
In good condition.
Cloudburst In Kansas.
Junction City, Kan., July 31. Near
Wreford, six miles south of town, a
cloudburst caused Lyon's creek to rise
more than twenty feet. The creek
overflowed its banks, doing much
damage to farm lands. About 1,000
feet of the Missouri, Kansas and Tex
as railway track were washed out.
A party of about thirty persons from
this city, Chnnuto and Topeka wore In
camp close to Lyon'B creek and tho
flood came upon them while they wero
asleep. All members of the party
escaped In their night clothes. Their
camp equipment and clothes wero
washed away In tho flood.
Mickey Honors Requisition.
Lincoln, Aug. 2. Governor Mickey
honored the requisition of Governor,
Iloch of Kanasas for the return to
Cedar Bluffs, that state, of Solomon
Beyer, who Is under arrest at Dan-(
bury, Neb. Beyer Is charged with tho
crime of assault
Farmer Commits Suicide.
Beatrice, Neb., July 31.-Henry Pul-
vormaker, 4G years of ago and un-
mlttcd suicide at his homo
one and a half miles east of Odell by
shooting himself through tho right
tomple. Coroner Walden was called,
but decided not to hold an Inquest.
Pulvermnker was a giant In stature,
being C feet 4 Inches tall. Ho had
lived In that vicinity since 11883 nnd
wns In moderate circumstances. No
cause is nssigned.
Packing Plant Scorched.
St. Joseph, Mo., Aug. 1. Fire, which
parted about 1 o'clock this morning
In the beef beds of Swift & Co.'s plant
of South St. Joseph, has completely
destroyed the poultry department,
which Is said to be the largest In the
world. The beef beds aro also en
tirely consumed. Tho flro spread rap-
Idly from the beef beds to the poultry
department and a second alarm was
immediately turned In. Five h03e
companies wero soon on the ground
and made a hard fight to get tho
flames under control. The loss is esti
mated at $250,000.
Tumcn River Is Flooded.
Seoul, Aug. 2. Tho heaviest rains
In thirty years have occurred and tho
Tumen river Is flooded. Tho Russians
who have heen holding semi-permanent
works south of tho river hnvo
heen cut off from Vladivostok and are
unable to retreat.
Wings of the Morning.
(Continued from Paje Three )
dropped easily on to the lip of the
rock. Instantly his bright eyes encoun
tered those of the man, and he darted
off with u scream thut brought his
mates after him.
Tho Dyak evidently noted the behav
ior of the birds his only lore was the
reading of such signs and gazed In
tently at tho ledge. Jenks he could
not distinguish behind the screen of
grass. He might perhaps see some
portion of the tarpaulin covering the
stores, but at tho distance It must re
semble a. weather beaten segment of
the cliff. Yet something puzzled him.
After a steady scrutiny he turned and
yelled to others on tho beach.
The crucial moment had arrived.
Jenks pressed the trigger, and tho
Dyak hurtled through tho air, falling
headlong out of sight.
The sound of this, tho first shot of
real warfare, awoke Rainbow Island
Into tremendous activity. The winged
life of the place filled the air with rau
cous cries, while shouting Dyaks scur
ried In all directions. Several came In
to the valley. Those nearest tho fallen
man picked him up and carried him to
tho well. He was qulto dead, and, al
though amid his other Injuries they
soon found the bullet wound, they evi
dently did not know whence the shot
came, for those to whom he shouted
had no Inkling of his motive, and the
slight haze from tho rifle wns Instantly
swept away by the breeze.
Iris could hear the turmoil beneath,
nnd she tremulously asked:
"Aro they going to attack us?"
"Not yet," was tho reassuring an
swer. "I killed the fellow who saw us
before he could tell tho others."
It was a bold risk, nnd he had taken
It. though now the Dyaks know for
certain their prey had not escaped
there was no prospect of their speedy
depnrture. Nevertheless the position
was not ut,terly hopeless. None of the
enemy could tell how or by whom their
companion had been shot Many
nmong tho excited horde Jabbering bo
neath actually looked at the cliff over
and over ngaln, yet failed to note tho
potentialities of tho ledge, with Its few
tufts of grass growing where seeds bnd
apparently been blown by the wind or
dropped by passing birds.
Jenks understood, of course, thnt the
real danger would arise when they vis
ited the scene of their comrade's dis
aster. Even then the wavering bnl
mice of chance might enst the issue In
bis favor. Ho could only wnlt, with
ready rifle, with the light of battle
lowering In his eyes. Of one thing at
least ho was certain before they con
quered him he would levy a terrible
to be continued.
A certain pompous Individual from
the Btate of Massachusetts was once
Btruttlng about the capltol at Washing
ton. A western senator said to Sen
"Who is that person?"
"Thnt," responded Hoar, "Is General
Blank of my state."
"Docs be cut ns wide a swath In
Massachusetts as he does In Washing
ton?" "No," snld Senntor Hoar, with a
merry twinkle. "No, General Blank's
reputation Is purely national." Life.
The Mnlurin of AmMnnlty.
Admiring Friend (to captain of col
lege boat club) I say, Thompson has
been slanging you like anything nbout
putting Jones Into the Henley boat
I ir.k uiiT!! tlin fntlnti-u tfin litrrrrnat- fnnl
y Cnptnin-Ob! And what
Admiring Frlcnd-Ob. I
fituck of Qf CQ oW fe,.
"What does the word 'aroma' mean?"
is recently asked by a teacher. Only
one hand went up. Its owner thus
"" "'"' iUU VT "" T
in me kiiciii'm, wiu iirumu jb wum juu
get In the parlor."
A Hound of Plenaure.
Nell Last night wns the happiest In
my life. It brought me one round of
pleasure. Bell What do you consider
one round of pleasure. Nell An en
Mny-Ever been Jilted, Edith? Edith
No, dear. What does It feel like?
One WoinanIf I thought I would
ever have hair as gray oh Mrs. Bad
ger's, I believe It would worry me to
death. Another I am sure I should
dye right off.
nistory 1b a mighty drama, enacted
upon the theater of time, with suns
for inmns nnd eternity for a back-
' ground. Carlyle.
Take Laxative brOUlO VJUinilie Tablets.
v.iiam mvflinmrt bhtpc xnia 111 uui it
5 AY, niSTER!
Do you know that it will pay YOU, as
woll as US, to buy your Building Ma
torial and Coal at ouryurds? Not ouly
that our prices average lower, or at
least as low, as thoso of our competit
ors, but because we tuko especiul care
of and protect all can bo olussod us
PL ATT c
THE MALE CRICKET.
Curlotm Trent lie Develop For tbe
Lmly of III Choice.
In tho American Naturalist J. L.
Hancock gives an Interesting descrip
tion of sonio of the hnbltfl of tho
striped meadow cricket. Tho most
striking part of the account deals
with tho allurements which tho male
crickets possess. When lie wishes to
nttrnct the female tho male cricket
raises his fore wings vertically above
his bead and by rubbing them over
each other produces a high pitched
singing, or, perhaps better, shrilling.
When the female's attention lias been
attracted Bhe goes to tlio male nnd
proceeds to tnko advantage of tho re
freshments offered. Upon tho mate's
bock, situated well forward on tho
thorax, Is a little depression or well In
which n small quantity of semifluid
material Is secreted. Climbing up on
tho male's back, tho female eats this
apparently delicious morsel with grent
eagerness. It Is evidently something
especially choice which Is formed
there for her especial benefit. This
proceeding suggests thnt treating as a
means of winning a lady's love Is not
confined to tho allurements of Ice
cream nnd soda water. Collier's
EnRlnnd'M Xcwnpnper Tnx.
On June l.", 1835, England's newspa
per stamp duty was abolished and the
reign of the cheap dally began. This
"tnx on knowledge" was first Imposed
In 1712 nnd was made most severe by
the act of 1820, which fixed It at 8
cents a sheet, with 87 cents duty on
each advertisement. The Whigs re
duced the duty to a penny In 1S30, but
when the Crimean war broke out and
every one wanted the news even a
penny duty wns found to be intolera
ble. Its repeal Is called the Magna
Chnrtu of the British press.
Small Tommy, being reproved by his
mother for some misdeed, showed his
displeasure In his face.
"Why, Tommy," said his mother,
"aren't you nshnmed to make a face at
"Yes, mamma," replied the little fel
low. "I tried to laugh, but my face
slipped." Chicago News.
Mrs. De Style Bridget, will you
please hnug up my skirt nnd Jacket?
The Mald-YIs, mum. Sh'll I git two
tickets on 'in, or ouly wan t'r th' two
of 'em? Cleveland Leader.
When you are hungry and
want Bomethig nice in th
meat lino, drop into my
market. Wo havo the nicest
and moats, fish, nnd game
iu season. We think, und
almost know, that we can
pleuss you. Give us a
ROBINSON A BURDEN.
IinEUMATISM CURED IN A DAY.
Mystic Cure for Rlienmatlsra and Nouralula
radically cures In 1 to H days. Its action upon
the aystem is remarkable and mysterious, It
removes at once thecauso and tbe dUeaeelm
mediately dUappears. The first dote greatly
benefits. 7ft rents and ll. 00. Scld by II. E
Once Dniiriclet. Red Cloud
To Cure a Cold in One Day
ajsAw ww -w
IN THE CITY
H. B. ASHBR,
Of tho Kansas City Veter
inary College Oillce at E.
.lohiibtou's, tho Brick Burn.
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RED CLOUD, - - NEB.
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