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RED CLOUD, NEB.
PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY.
Entered the Poitofllce nt lied Cloud, Keb
i Second Clan Mntttr,
PAUL C. PHARES.
23 AMERICANS DEAD
FAST TRAIN IS WRECKED NEAR
Most of the Victims Are Americans
Who Had Just Debarked From the
Rtnmfr Mouli Vnrlr at Dlvmnnth. !
Death and Destruction Follow Crash.
Sallabury, England, July 2. Driving
At u mad puce over the London South
western rnllwny, the Amerlenn line ex
press, carrying forty-throo of Iho
etenmer New Yorlc'H passengers from
I'lymouth to London, plunged from tho
truck just after passing tho station
here, at 1:57 a. m., and mangled to
death In Uu wreckage twonty-tlireo
passensers, who sailed from New
York Juno 23, and four of the train
men, licsldcs those to whom death
came speedily, a dozen persons were
injured, some of them seriously.
Following is tho list of the first
cabin passengers dead: Walter Bar
wick of Toronto, LoiiIh Cassler of
Trumbull, Conn.; Frederick Henry
Cossltt of Now York; Mrs. C. W. 131
phlcke of Chicago, Dudley P. Harding
of Now York, Mrs. L. N. Hitchcock
of Now York, Miss Mary F. Howleson
of Now York, ltev. 13. L. King of To
ronto, Frank W. Koch of Allentown,
l'a.; John E. McDonald of New York,
C. F. McMcekln or New York, C. A.
Plpon of Toronto; MrB. E. Semtell of
Now York, Miss Ulancho M. Semtell of
New York, Miss Gertrude M. Semtell
of New York; Mrs. Walter W. Smith
of Dayton, O; MIsh Eleanor Smith of
Dayton, Mrs. Lillian Hurd Walto of
The lato hour of the New York's ar
rival at Plymouth saved many lives.
She carried moro than sixty travelers
for London, but many of them elected
to travel on comfortably to Southamp
ton In preference to tho lato landing
nt Plymouth and tho long night rldo
across the country. If tho Now York
had made a faster passage the sombor
roster of tho dead and Injured would
have been longer. Tho train consist
ed of a powerful express engine, three
first class corridor carriages and one
combination guard's van and buffet.
The passengers were soon entrained
and the express pulled out. II was
given a clear track on the run of 230
miles to London, on which the express
generally maintains an average speed
of a mile a minute.
Engine Leaps From Track.
Driver Robins quickly gave the en
Kino her head and the special was
soon speeding swiftly through tho
night. It ran on safely and without
incident until it entered tho long rail
way yard nt Salisbury, when the pas
sengers noted that the coaches began
swaying from side to side. Suddenly,
at the end of the long platform, where
the track begins to curve towards the
bridge spanning Fisherton street, tho
engine seemed fairly to leap from the
track. It swung across the adjoining
track with terrific force and destroyed
the guards' van of a milk train that
was slowly steaming in the opposite
direction, killing a guard. Lurching
forwnrd tho locomotive plunged
against tho standards and the girders
or tho bridge.
Tho first coach shot over the engine
and careened onward until It was
hurled ngainst the parapet of the
bridge and smashed into fragments,
killing or maiming almost every occu
pant. One man was shot through the
window, cloared the parapet and fell
to his death to the s. oet below. Tho
second coach lurched forward and
rolled towards a stationary train and
practically destroyed Itself before its
wild lllght was ended.
The third coach dashed forward
with tho rest, left the rails and en
countered somo obstruction, over
turned and collapsed.
Tho guards' van and buffet, tho
rearmost car of tho train, was saved
by the courage and quickness of
Guard Richardson. With tho first
shock Richardson Jumped forward and
set the brakes and saved himself and
his comrades. Tho van ploughed for
ward, Injuring soir- of Its occupants,
but practically maintained Its equilib
rium' Tho surviving passengers and train
men describe tho sound of the wreck
as llko tho discharge of a series of j
heavy guns of varied caliber and when
tho crashing of tho wreck was past '
there came calls of the Injured, somo
shrieking with pain and fenr and oth-'
ers moaning as If bewildered by the
Work of Rescue Difficult.
Tho darkness and incredible de-.
fitructlon made tho work of i lone ex-'
ceedlngly difficult. Lamps and torches
were brought to light the desolate
scene. Tho station was converted Into
a surgery and tho platform was made
a mortuary. Several of the dead and
Injured were imprisoned in compart
ments and it wns necessary to saw
away tho partitions In order to effect
their release. Others were caught un
der heavy wreckage. Several of tho
bodies wero badly mangled, and one
woman wns decapitated.
In the carriages huddled in wreck
age almost under tho wheels of the up
turned engine, death had been busiest.
Here nine men and five women were j
taken out dead soon after the accident. t
Tho driver and fireman were dead In
their cab. When an opening was
made Into the second carriage a terri
ble sight was revealed. At one end
of a compartment several bodies wero
jammed together In an almost unrec
The cause of the accident Is still In
doubt. It. is suggested that tlu ..'heels '
nt tln niln.- fnllml to f'lltn Mm avvltnli I
or that a wheel or axle broke.
ty convention, to be held tomorrow,
wero elected on tho ticket headed by
Mayor C. M. Hull for state senator,
and C. W. Hoxlo for representative.
Norrls Brown was choice of both tick
ets for United States senator.
Deluge at Lincoln.
Lincoln, July 2. A torrent of rain
fell hero last night, lasting forty-fivo
minutes, during which time the pre
cipitation wns 2.C0 Inches. The heart
of the business district was flooded,
water standing In the largest retail
stores, after flooding basements, caus
ing a, heavy loss to merchants. Small
boys dived from street cars into tho
Hood on tho paved streets.
Indians Must Pay Taxes.
Lincoln, Juno 28. Tho state of Ne
braska will lntervono In the case of
the United States against Thurston
county, now pending in the federal
court. This case Involves the assess
ment for taxation of approximately
$100,000 now on deposit. In tho banks
to tho credit of the Omaha Indians.
When the county assessor of Thurston
county attempted to nsscss this
money the government applied to the
federal court for an Injunction on the .
ground mat tho money constituted
trust funds in the hands of the gov
ernment nnd was not taxable. The
county entered a demurrer, which was
sustained, and tho state became a
party to tho suit, supporting Thurston
BURLINGTON STRIKES BACK.
Reduces Gram Rate and Discontinues
Omaha. July 3. Tho Union Pacific's
announcement of the payment of an
olevntlon allownnco to all elevators
performing the service which would
tend to return tho Union Pacific cars
within forty-eight hours, Is stirring
the other roads to action. The first
road to make a new move Is the Bur
lington. C. E. Spens, general freight
"Effective July 5 the rates for
transporting grain on the Burlington
are reduced 1', cents per 100 pounds
from Missouri river points to the Mis
sissippi river and Chicago nnd tho
payments of olevntlon allowances will
be discontinued from that date."
A rate war on grain Is promised by
this move of the Burlington. Should
the Union Pacific not yield the Bur
lington will reduce the rate from the
points in tho state and the Union Pa
cific will have to meet the cut.
Kansas Woman Kills Self.
Omaha, June 21). Mrs. O. A. Sump
tion of Sallna, Kan., wife of Traveling
Auditor Sumption of the Union Pnclflc,
took her life at 205 North Twentieth
street by drinking laudanum and in
haling Illuminating gas. The woman
left a letter Intimating her domestic
llfo had not been of an altogether
pleasant nature and that her husband
had not allowed her all the money sho
ASYLUM MATTER NOT SETTLED.
Steward Peters Will Send the Govern
or Correspondence and Vouchers.
Lincoln, July 3. Tho Norfolk asy
lum matter has not been settled.
Steward Peters will send the governor
somo correspondence and some vouch
ers. After that Governor Mickey will
announce his decision. It is expected
that he will try to remove tho two
men. It is also expected that they
will resist. Should the caBc go to the
supreme court the men probably
would hold on during the remainder
of Governor Mickey's term.
Dr. Nicholson, assistant superin
tendent, came before the board. He
stood by his recent letter, in which
ho declared all was not well. Steward
Peters was questioned concerning
somo vouchers and an alleged dis
crepancy In the ensh fund. He agreed
to send the vouchers to Governor
The voucher matter the state board
overlooked when probing the case of
Dr. Aldcn and his assistant. It Is said
that Dr. Young of Lincoln and Dr.
Osborn of Beatrice will be named to
succeed Alden and Nicholson. Dr.
Alden ignored the request of Govern
or Mickey. He refused to answer
either by nttorney or In pc-son.
Terrorists Kill Gendarme and Captain.
Warsaw, July 3. Terrorists shot
nnd killed a gendarme and an infan
try captain, named TobolsofT, tho lat
ter having been nccused by revolu
tionary papers of commanding pla
toons at executions. The assassins escaped.
Livery Barn and Lumber Yard Burn.
O'Neill, Neb., June 30. Firo broke
out In tho Bowcn livery bam and the
barn and all Its contents, including
fifteen head of horses, wero consumed.
The fire then caught in tho lumber
sheds of tho Bazclman Lumber com
pany and consumed tho entire sheds,
office and contents. This was one of
the largest yards In this part of the
Btato and the loss is estimated at
Leg Severed by Binder Knife.
Crete, Nob., June 29. Willie Henry
Stelnhoider was cutting wheat on his
farm six miies west of here, his team
became frightened by a train and be
came unmanageable. Mr. Steinhelder
was thrown In front of the knife of
the binder and one leg entirely sev
ered from his body and one arm was
broken. The train wns stopped and
the Injured man taken to Dorchester
by tho crew.
Confesses to Killing Sister.
Nebraska City, Neb., July 2. Miss
Lucy Lloyd confessed that she choked
her sister, Miss Dolla Lloyd, to death
Saturday night at their home on a
farm near here. The elder woman,
who was killed, had been losing her
mind, nnd whllo brooding of tin
and the separation that would result,
tho younger woman stepped up behind
her sister as they were preparing for
bed and killed her, then remained bo
s' i he corpse all night.
DO YOU GET UP
WITH A IvAMU BACK?
Kidney Trouble Makes You Miserable,
Almost everybody who rends the news
papers is sure to know of the wonderful
cures made by Dr.
i Kilmer's Swamp-
1 v-"jli I Root ",e JJreat k,u"
I jJrj-rw li ,lcyi liver n,1d blad-
It is the great med
ical triumph of the
nineteenth century ;
discovered after years
of scientific research
by Dr. Kilmer, the
eminent kidney ami
bladder specialist, and is wonderfully
Miccessful in promptly curing lame back,
uric acid, catarrh of the bladder and
Hright's Disease, which is the worst
form of kidney trouble.
Dr. Kilmer's Swamp-Root is not rec
ommended for everything but if you have
kidney, liver or bladder trouble it will be
found just the remedy you need. It has
been tested in so many ways, in hospital
work and in private practice, and has
proved so successful in every case that a
special arrangement has been made by
which all readers of this paper, who have
not already tried it, may have a sample
bottle sent free by mail, also a book tell
ing more about Swamp-Root, nnd how to
find out if you have kidney or bladder trou
ble. When writing mention rending this
generous offer in tins paper nnci scnu your
address to Dr. Kilmer
& Co., Imighamton,
N. Y. The regular
fifty-cent and one
dollar size bottles arc
sold by all good druggists. Don't make
any mistake, but remember the name,
Swamp-Root, Dr. Kilmer's Swamp-Root,
and the address, Binghainton, N. Y., on
Homo of Swamp-Root.
says many a doctor to his
lady patients, because he
doesn't know of any medi
cine that will cure female
troubles except the sur
That such a medicine
exists, howcvcr,is proved by
thousands of cures made by
Firebug at Creighton.
Creighton, Nob., July 2. Firo at 2
a. m. destroyed the millinery stock
and building owned by George Ayres.
The firemen, hearing a noise in a rear
room of the second building from
Ayres' store, burst open the door and
found the room in flames. A well-directed
stream extinguished the flames,
when tho firemen found a five-gallon
can partly filled with kerosene had
been overturned and its contents
spread on tho floor. A bottle of
naphtha had also been uncorked and
part of Its contents sprinkled over the
floor. Both fires nre believed to have
been the work of an Incendiary.
it has saved Hie lives of many
weak, sick vonicn and rescued (th
ers from n lifetime of chionic sick
ness. It will cure yc;u if you will
only give it a chance. Try it.
Sold by all druggists and deal
ers in SI .00 bottlts.
GAVE UP SUPPORTER.
"I wire a buppurtcr for four
yeais, to keep up my woml ,"
writes Mrs. S. J. Chrisman, of
AUiinsv.ib, N. Y. " Ay doctor Mid
no meJume would help me. A'tc r
tnkl a; dr.'.ui I ga up my sup
porter and am now well."
in every style. Ca
tering to parties and
dances a specialty.
Fresh Bread, Pies,
Cakes, Candy and
The Bon Ton
W. S. BENSE, Proprietor.
I against Fire, Lightning, Cy-
I clones and Windstorms, sen
JNO. B. STAt4SERr
agent for the Farmers Union Intni
mice Co., Lincoln, Nob., the best in
surance company intlfe e'ste.
INFLAMMATORY RHEUMATISM CUKHD M
j 3 DAYS
Morton L. TII11. of Lcbnnon. Ind.. unyo; "Ity
wife rm1 Inllammatorv HIieuramlHm in ettry
nuncio nnd Joint; fier mlferiiiL' wnn ttrrililo
iil her body nnd Im were h millet) almost bo
jtimi recognition: hHd been In bed nil wtcho
nnd bid elRht jhyMeliuit. but received i.o
beneBt until i-he tried tlio Myttlc ( me lor
Itliuumntltrn. It cave Immediate relle: i.iul
hhe wbn Hblo to WHlk itbout In tbreo (Irvk j i.dq
, sure It wived her life." Sold by U. 'u. GrZtc.
DrtiBKlst. Ked Cloud.
To Prtcct Prairie Chickens.
Lincoln, July 2. Game Warden Car-
tor has Issued a circular to his depu
ties explaining tho laws relative to i
tho protection of prairie chickens and
has asked his deputies to arrest all
Injunction Against Ticket Brokers.
Omaha, Juno 30. Judge Munger in
the federal court issued a temporary
injunction, returnable July 10, to re
strain all ticket brokers operating In
Omnha from dealing In special rato
railroad tickets. All tho railroads
centering hero joined In the applica
tion for tho Injunction.
Plans for Bryan Celebration.
Lincoln, June 30. Preliminary ar
rangements preparatory for the home
coming reception of W. J. Bryan we're
made at tho meeting of the executive
committee held in tho Commercial
club rooms. Mayor Brown, as chair
man of the executive committee, wns
authorized to appoint seven commit
tees to carry out the details under
tho direction of tho executive commit
tee, these to have chargo respectively
of speakers, transportation, music,
decorations, program, finance and pub
licity. Two letters were received, ono
tolling of a delegation to come from
Fort Scott, Kan., and the other from
UNION PACIFIC GIVES IN.
Yields to Demand of Missouri River
Omaha, July 2. The pressure
ngainst tho Union Pacific railroad to
glvo all grain dealers along the Mis
souri river the same show It has been
giving Peavey & Co. has had tho de
sired result. Announcement was made
that tho lVi cents per 100 pounds elo
vntor allowance, which had been made
secretly to Peavoy & Co. for so many
years, will bo mado to all elevators
on tho Missouri river.
It Is freely predicted that before the
interstato commcrco commls..on and
tho courts get through with this mat
ter of grain rates the Union Pacific
will have to abrogate its contract with
Teavey & Co and abolish all elevator
Kearney Chooses Delegates,
Kenrnoy, Nob., Juno 2S. At the Re
publican caucus, with 400 voters pres
ent, thirty-one delegates to .the couu-
Only la CliriiilMtry.
Tommy Pnw, doesn't precipitation
moan the same as settling? Mr. Flgg
It does In chemistry, but in business
you'll find that most men in settling
don't show any precipitation nt nil.
Every one of us, wluitover our spec
ulative opinions, knows better than ho
practices nnd recognizes a better law
than ho obeys. Froude.
Sent for our
Daring all these yean A. B. OHASE Piano
have been acknowledged to be of the very highest
grade. The most critical and expert musicians find
them unsurpasaed im
Tone, Action and Durability
We are district distributers of the A. B. OHASE
Pianos, and will gladly put you in touch with one of
our representatives, or mail you catalogues
and npecial prices.
St. Joseph, Mo.
T. J. WASHBURN.
Established la I86S,
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well as US, to buy your Building Ma
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that our prices avekage lower, or at
least as low, as those of our competit
ors, but because we take especial care
of and protect all can be classed as
PL ATT & FREES CO.
City Dray and Express Line.
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Goods Delivered to any part of the city.
Charges as low as the Lowest
CITY AGENTS FOR ADAMS EXPRESS CO.
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