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About The Red Cloud chief. (Red Cloud, Webster Co., Neb.) 1873-1923 | View Entire Issue (July 3, 1908)
E. B. DeWOLF, Publisher
Mnrrlngo In n fnlluro only when ona
or both parties to It nru failures.
A man can quit any job ho holds
whonovor ho fools llko It, except being
Wo seem' to ho cm tlio verge of Im
portant dlscovorles In navigation
among tlm cloudB.
Tho trouulovlth tho nverago man
la ho known how to run overy man's;
business .but IiIh own.
Evidently nature's scheme to save,
tho alligator by making It both tin
asnumlug nnd repulsive hi a failure.
Tho man who swallowed a cheque.
for $150 mimt hnvo some personal
knowledge of undigested securities.
France, "as Mb families grow small
cr, looka with Increasing pleasure on
a partnership with Its old enemy, John
It Ib proposed to booBtTho pny or
tho kalsor without first advertising 1
boo If any one will tako tho Job for
Prof. Lowell, tho astronomer, bo
llovcs tho earth In drying up. It la
evident ho hasn't been in tbuso parts
In rccont wcckH.
A German Bclentlst hns discovered
thnt women's feet aro growing larger.
Horrid mnn! What did he want to
discover thnt for?
Tho czar of Russia at tho ago of 40
Is sitld to bo an old man. Ilelng n
czar la appnrontly about as hnrd as
working for a living.
A Illnclt Hand agent demanded
$5,000 from Hetty (Irecn, but she re
fused to glvo tip until sho saw tho na
ture of tho securities.
You may hnvo noticed how much
easier It Ih to exchango your money
for experience than It Ib to Bwap your
experience for money.
It Ib a largo question whether the
suffragottes In England would bo will
Ins to surrondcr the prlvllego of riot
Ing in exchange for the ballot.
Two more nutomobllo demonstrators
havo boon fined for scorching. Coun
ter demonstrations by tho courtH aro
absolutely necessary to stop tho prac
tice. Tho mikado'B daughter hns landed
ob a husband l'rlnco Tsuneshln
Tsakida, thereby removing ono moro
danger from, the path of American
Pittsburg declined an offer of tho
loan of $1,000,000 from Now York. Tho
Smoky city wishes It distinctly un
derstood that It has millionaires of Its
own to burn.
For tho 12 months ended March 31,
1907, London's consumption of water
amountod to 82.125,249,347 gallons,
representing a dally nvorngo supply of
33 gallons a head.
Of tho $1,400,000 thus far raised for
tho construction of tho Liverpool ca
thedral about $825,000 remains unex
pended; nnd probably will sufllco for
tho noxt flvo years.
A man In Arkansas had to m?
f 1,500, nnd costs for dynamiting fish.
Ho' should contluo himself to tho less
expensive pastime of dynamiting
street cars or burning tobneco barns.
Speaking of happiness in murrled
life, tho only sure way to securo it,
no matter what the lecturers and mag
nzlnlsts say, is to fall In love and re
main that way all tho rest of your life.
PcrhapB what ailed tho young man
who lost 22 positions In live years was
that no one hired him at a generous
salary, to tch tho ball games In sum
mer and tako notes In winter on in
Ono of our noble policemen, snyn tho
Chicago Dally News, has won tho girl
of his cholco becauso ho proved him
boU a horo. Thoro are other men who
consider tho slmplo act of getting
married exalted heroism.
Tho Bowery mission of New York
hns so far this year supplied 233,000
meals and ncany 11,000 lodgings to
homeless men and boys, Its early
morning bread lino being ono of the
most pathetic sights In the world.
Kxports of Iron nnd steel from the
United Kingdom for tho first threo
months of tho current calendar year
nhow a declino compared with the cor
responding months of lust year of 279,
000 tons In volumo and of $9,195,261 In
Ono Atlantic steamer noticed n wa
ter spout that filled tho air with a
Bchool of porpoises. It would havo
boon great had Borne of our flying ma
chines boon there Tho oporatorB
could havo thrown out hook and lino
and gone fishing In tho air.
Thcro havo been soma oxports of
gold. Hut so Ib American wheat go
ing abroad, largo shipments having
been made from Now York. This Ib
last year's grain, and tho foreign de
mand at this Benson Is somewhat ex
ceptional. It shows that the old world
la In aeed of food Biippllcs and thnt
the United States Is tho placo to find
inmost readily what is wanted. And
ivwhlle wo aro shipping food to other
laupuB, remans? wo iroy in. x.)
idw, moro is niuo uanger or mo
unroof gold, nttalnlngjlinrmful pro-i
8TATE NEW8 AND NOTES IN CON
THE PRESS, PULPIT AND PUBLIC
What Is Going on Here and There
That Is of Interest to the Read
ers Throughout Nebraska.
Wheat and oats nro badly lodged in
many places from high wind.
Arrangements havo been completed,
for tho Knlrmont Chautauqua, which
will ho held In Fairmont beginning
As a result of a favorable decision
.rendered tit an adjourned session of
the dlstrlrt court the saloon at Chap
man has opened for business.
The large barn of llermnn Lubcck
living about live miles Miutheast from
Alma was blown to tho ground by n
storm which pnsHCd over that section.
Part of the barn on tho C. T. Nqwmnn
farm was also blown In during tho
William Aldrldge, who was arrest
ed In Omaha, charged with stealing
horses, has worked on farm at Inter
vals near Fremont. There havo been
n good many horses stolen from that
vicinity this year, ono theft being of a
$500 team fiom Hooper.
At a special election Ponder voted
$7,000 bonds for an electric lighting
plant. This amount, with funds on
hand, will give the board $10,000 to
expend. The question, "Electricity or
gas?" was also voted upon, the former
winning nearly unanimously.
Albeit E. Stnldcr, a leading farmer
and representative of Hichardson
county In the last legislature, commit
ed suicide by drinking carbolic acid at
his home. Ill health mid loss from
flooded farm land are supposed to bo
tho primary causes of tho deed.
Adjutant General Charles F.
Schwartz Is negotiating for a llvc-yoar
lenso with the option of buying a tract
of 120 acres lying along tho Platte
river two miles north of Ashland, to
bo used us a permanent rlllo range for
for the National Guard of Nebraska.
Pen Pearson, an aged bachelor, who
has been living nlono In Nebraska
City for many years, appealed to
sheriff Fischer for protection, and was
locked up In jail. He claims that sev
eral women are trying to force him
to mnrry them. It Is thought ho Is
J. M. Dunbar of Kansas City says ho
Is going to do some business In Ne
braska, right away. A letter was re
ceived f mm him by the secretary of
state saying ho Intends to build a rail
road beginning at Heukelinaii and then
limning Into Kansas and Colorado. Ho
wants Information regarding Incorpo
Ono of the Nebraska Wesloyan
graduates who received his, degree
last week, Mr. H. A. Whltehorn, loft
tor Snn Francisco, to sail lor the Phil
ippines, where ho hns a position with
the government In the public school
system. Mr. Whltehorn was a clas
sical student having his majors In
Latin and Greek.
In conformity with nn ordei by
Judge W. B. Stewart, permitting tho
receiver to lovy nn assessment against
tho policyholders to the amount of
the unpaid portion of the premium on
each policy, a suit was brought m tho
district court at Lincoln by .1. A. Ran
(tall, receiver of the refund Nebras
ka Mercantile Insurance company,
against about 800 policyholders.
Pqstnuuitors, in convention at Lin
coln; elected officers as follows: K. H.
Slzor of .Lincoln, prcnldont; .1. Cook
of ltlalr, secretary and E. L. Howe of
South Omaha, vlco president, and the
following vice presidents for the differ
ent classes: First .class, B. L. Howo of
of South Omaha; second class, B. M.
Wells of Crete; third class, .1. H.
Tower ot Sutton; fourth class, Miss
Olive P. Trucoy of Florence.
Almost nt tho hour set for tho mar
riage of Miss Mabel Richardson and
Mr. Clyde Fnlsoni, of Ashlnnd, David
'i. Cowan, grandfather of the bride,
expired sudde'iily n't tho homo of. Mrs.
G. Worley, where the ceremonies were
to occur. Preparations for the wed
ding were complete and the guests
were beginning to arrive, when Mr.
Cowan suddenly foil to the ground in
groat distress. Ho was assisted into
tho house, but died Just In a short
A sovoro tornado swept over part of
Custer county doing a great amount
of damage. Tho residence of Fred
Arthur, four miles southwest of Brok
en Bow, was completely demolished.
Tho family took refuge In n leanto
and escaped serious injury. V. J.
Stedry, In the samo neighborhood, lost
a big bam nnd outhouses. On tho
farm of George Pelkey, ten miles
bouthwest, a now cement block res
idence nntl flno bam wore swept away
the damage at this place amounting
probably to $0,000 of $8,000.
In the case of tho romonstrators
against tho saloon petitions In Stolla
Judgo Pemberton In district court de
cided In favor of tho saloon petitions
nnd as tho result F. M. Hlnklo and D.
C. Allen nro preparing to open up in
tho near future.
This portion of tho stnto, says a
Callaway dispatch, has been receiv
ing Its share of the moisture which
has boon well distributed over the
country. From last October until tho
3d of last month no moisture fell here,
but ddrlng tho month of May and tho
first half of Juncwof this -year- over
.eleven Inches of ralti Is rocofdcd.ffc -
NEBRASKA NEW8 AND NOTES.
Items of Greater or Lesser Impor
tance Over tho State.
Tho Hnbtlugs tiutl-snloon fight Ib
now In tho supreme court.
Bonds hnvo been voted at Pender
for a municipal light plant.
Dr. nnd Mrs. Kelllng of Nemaha
celebrated their golden wedding. They
hnvo lived In Nemuhn county fifty
Before tho rnllway commission O.
H. Allen made a formal complaint
ngalnst the closing of the depot nt
Tho Broken How Chautauqua will
open July 25 mid continues for nine
days. Tho program Is exceptionally
Tho Nebraska National bank of
Norfolk hns taken possession of tho
business of tho Faucctl-Curny candy
factory or that city.
Frederick Bniiumond, awelf known
farmer of Cuming county, 'was sen
tenced In county court to thirty days
In Jail for wife beating.
Lincoln wns unanimously chosen an
tho next meeting placo of tho Nebras
ka Postmasters' association, which
closed lt:i sixth annual convention last
Over thirty bridges In Gage county
were damnged by the high wntor of
tho past month, many of them, be
ing unsafe for travel. They aro to
be repaired at once.
A farmers' cooperative creamery Is
bilng organized nt Chapman, and at
the rate stock Is being suortcrlhod for
It It Is probable that It will be capi
talized at about $10,000.
Warren, tho 9-year-olil son of Mr.
nnd Mrs. Charles Sheckler of Ne
braska City, while fooling with n toy
pistol was shot In the right hand and
perhaps fatally wounded.
"In n fight over a difference of opin
ion Robert Swunn of Fullerton wns
stabbed six times- In the back and
arm by Raymond Woods. One of tho
wounds may prove serious.
The death is announced of Demet
rius Maynard, who died on his home
stead south of West Point nt an ad
vanced nge. Ho was one of tho first
settlers of southern Cuming county.
The board of supervisors rnlsed the
valuation of about 800 pieces of prop
erty In Fremont nnd Issued notices
to tho owners to nppcar and show
cause why the valuations should not
be inado absolute.
Peter Jensen fell oh a bnrge at the
Burlington bridge In Fremont nnd
was drowned. Ho was working with
n bridge gang and while lifting lost
his balance nnd fell overboard In a
uwlft current twenty-live feet deep.
Tho cherry crop is lnrgcv this year
In the section about Nebraska City
than ever before, but many of the
cherries will hnvo to remain on tho
trees because It Is Impossible to get
sufficient men and boys to gather
A milk Inspector wns In Nebraska
City and secured some sixty samples
of milk nnd cream. There has been
considerable complaint regarding the
quality of the milk and cream and nn
Inspector wns Instructed to look Into
Harry Bckert of Nebraska City who
was arrested some time ngo on the
charge of not sending his children to
school regulnrly, went befrro the
county court and pleaded guilty and
was fined. Ho promised to send tho
children to school rogularly.
The board of directors on the Mc
Cook Masonic Templo craft awarded
Carl Boiler, the well known theater
architect of Kansns City, the contract
for preparing the plans nnd specifica
tions, of the Mnsonlc Temple opera
house to be built In that city.
Bank stock Is woith what the assets
and liabilities innke it worth, declares
Attorney General Thompson in reply
to County Attorney Brown of Saline
county, who united concerning thol
proper assessment of stocks. Value
of tho capital stock should ho de
ducted from tho real estate which has
been separately assessed.
A Yankton (S. D.) dispatch says:
"Just across the river in Nebraska,
near Herrlck, land is being rapidly ac
quired by lease on nn oil find, nnd
hoy 8,0,00 ncres are In tho hands of a
hastily formed company, which Is after
7,000 acres more, which It wnnts before
boring commences. Tho men nt tho
head of tho project are completely
satisfied they havo control of nn oil
field ami great Interest Is naturaly be
ing tuken In every movement made
by an oxpert oil man, who Is directing
Whllo engaged In stncklng, Mr. Ar
thur N. Corby, living north of Nellgh,
was struck by tho stacker and thrown
from the stack with tho fork in his
hand nnd the tines penetrated his
breast. Ho was loaded Into tho wagon
and taken to his home, where ho
walked into the house with tho assist
ance of his son. He sat down upon a
chair and sald"I am dying, good-byo,"
and leaned on his head and expired.
Ho leaves a wife and two young sons
to mourn his loss. His father and
motho live In Nellgh.
With tha avowed purpeso of mak
ing It difficult to buy liquor In Cen
tral City, tho Central City I-aw and
Order leaguo was organized, and nl
ready $1,000 has been pledged by
membors and enthusiastic supporters
of tho leaguo to see that Its purposes
aro carried out.
Tho many friends of Miss Eva
Cooper of Humboldt were rojolced to
learn of her safo arrival homo after
a two years' stay In tho Philippine Ib
lnnds. Miss Cooper wns mot in Now
York City by her friend, MIbb Clema
Rouaek, who accompanied her on tho
remainder of hot- homeward Journey.
NEWS OF THE WEEK
Most Important Happenings of the
Past Seven Days.
Interesting Itemo Gathered From all
Parts of the World Condensed
into Small Spaco for the Ben
efit of Our Readers.
Tho Louisiana legislature has passed
a bill to provont tho drinking of Intoxi
cating liquors on trains.
Flvo persons, nil members of one
family, were killed and a score of oth
ers injured by nn explosion In a five
story building nt Chlcngo, tho upper
floors of which were used us a board
Beef steers sold for $8.25 a hundred
pounds at the Kansas City Mock yards
recently, tho highest price paid since
Two Missouri Pacific passenger
trains collided hendon near Piper,
Kan., nnd soveral passengers were In
jured, ono seriously.
Gov. I loch of Kansas has ordered
tho flags on the Btato capltol to be
placed at half mast for 30 days out of
respect to tho memory of the Into ex
A bomb was exploded In a church at
Romo In nn attempt to tako tho llfo of
Cardinal Rlchelmy. Many people were
Injured In the panic which followed
A bolt of lightning struck nn nuto
mobllo In which Gov. Hughes of New
York was riding near Albany, stunning
tho chauffeur. Tho governor was not
By order of President Roosevelt nil
tho flngB on tho government buildings
In Washington were placed at half
mast as a mark of respect to ox-Presl-dent
Attorneys General West of Okla
homa, Jackson of Kansas and Hndley
of Missouri, held n conference In Kan
sas City for the purpose of discussing
tho proper autl-trust procedure to
Secretary Garfield Is to Initiate steps
to make a government rcservntlon of
the site of the Cnpt. Cook monument
in the Hawaiian Islands.
Over 100,000 barrels of oil consumed
by fire, three valuablo oil refineries
destroyed nnd a loss of $500,000 nre
tho results of two days' electrical
stomiB in western Pennsylvania.
Tho Spanish steamer Im Rache
struck a rock and sank near Muros,
Spain. Ot tho 98 passengers and 54
of a crow aboard only G2 had been
It cost tho government $48,300 to
convict F. A. Hyde nnd J. II. Schneider
of Innd frauds at Washington, but the
government recovers 100,000 ncrcs of
land valued at $1,000,000.
Tho registered mall pouch which
was stolen from the Union depot In
Kansas City recontly has been found
near Kansas City, .Kan., whero tho
thief had thrown It ufter securing tho
packages of currency. About 50 par
cels woro found Intact by tho In
spectors. Secretary Tart wns an Interested
and enthusiastic spectator at the Yale
Harvard ball gamo at Now Haven
whon Ynlo won by n scoro of 3 to 0.
At Detroit, Mich., 5,405 cases of
Canadian whisky wero seized by
United States officials under the pure
food law. The" liquor 18 valued at
Frederick Immcl, a former member
ot tho ColumbuB, O., board of public
servlco pleaded guilty to accepting a
brlbo nnd wns sontonccd to four
years In prison and fined $1,000,
Cholera has broken out among tho
troops at Camp Gregg in tho Philip
pines. Tho camp .as been placed un
Tho total immigration into the
United Stntes from all countries dur
ing May was 30,317, a decrease of 80
per cent compnrod with 1907.
Secretary Taft has dlrectod that n
suitablo plot of ground at the Arling
ton national cemetery bo reserved ns a
site for a proposed monument to negro
An Inflammatory circular has been
Issued anonymously in Manila de
nouncing the Americans nnd declaring
their puposo is to rob and enslave
From 100 to 103 degrees wns a com
mon temperature In tho western part
of Kansas recently.
Randolph county, Mo., went dry by a
Inrgo majority In tho recent local op
Tho KaiiBas Tax commission has
completed its work of assessing tho
property of corporations In tho Btato.
Tho actual valuo of tho property Is
placed at $402,99C,44C.3G. Tho samo
property was assessed in 1907 at $7G,
000,000. A klto flown from tho weather bu
reau station at Mount Weather, Va.,
recently reached an altltudo of 10,300
foot, whore tho temperature waB found
to be 20 degrees, whllo on tho surfaco
It was 75.
A receiver has been nsked for tho
National bank ot Hnrvy, Iowa.
Twenty-six railroad compnniea In
tho United Stntes havo either pro
duced their July dividends or pansed
It Is estimated that tho wealth ot
overy Osago Indian Is at leaBt $40,000,
whllo numberB of them aro worth up
Into tho hundreds ot thousands.
Tho Investigation Into tho accident
on tKo AUnntlo liner Arcadia at Phila
delphia Bhows thnt tho explosion was
caused by fireworks among tho ,cufco.
Oil burning boilers nro to bo In-'
stalled on tho 'ten now torpedo boat
destroyers .authorized nt tho last ses
Tho property, franchises nnd rights
of the Brooklyn Ferry company, said
to bo worth $10,000,000, woro Bold at
auction In New York for $25,000.
Whllo temporarily Insane Mrs. A. P.
Johnson, a farmer's wlfo living near
Ida Grove, la., drowned her four little
children In the cistern.
The death list by the sinking of the
Spanish steamer La Radio Is official
ly placed at 38. The balance of the
111 persons (. 6ard wero rescued.
On the order of Gov. Folk all Mis
souri stato offices wero closed during
the tuneful of ex-Proshlcnt Cleveland.
Four white men who wero ex-Con-federate
soldiers acted as pnllbearers
at a negro's funeral In Independence,
Harvard won the eight-oared 'varsity
boat raco from Yalo la easy fashion
nt New London, Conn. Grlswold,
Yale's stroke, collapsed and the crew
finished with Kovcn men.
Thotuis Taggart, chairman of tho
National Democratic comiylttoe, says
Bryan will bo nominated nt Denver
on tho first ballot and that John W.
Kern of Indiana will bo his running
The state of Illinois lost a deep
wntorway Btilt at Chicago when the
court decided that a dam leaso from
the old Lake Michigan nnd Henepin
canal was valid.
On account of tho Illness of Mr.
Sherman, his running mate, Secretary
Taft has postponed tho meeting of the
subconimlttoo of the Republican na
tional committee at New York for one
At tho Yale alumni dinner Secretnry
Taft paid an eloquent tribute to the
life nnd services of tho Into cx-Presl-dent
Cleveland, declaring that his
death was a distinct loss to the coun
try. In a bloody battlo between tho
shah's troops and nationalists at
Toheren, Persia, 70 persons wero eith
er killed or wounded. The parliament
buildings wero bombarded at close
rango and are In ruins.
A second sou hns been born to
Queen Vldorin of Spain. Their first
son wns born on May 10. 1907.
A fire which started In n stable at
Three Rivers, Que., was not checked
until almost the entire business sec
tion of tho city was destroyed. Not n
building of any consequence wns loft
Btandlng. Tho loss will bo more than
A flro nt Port CltCBter, N. Y., de
stroyed a block of buildings occupied
chlefiy by business firms, rendered 40
families homeless nnd entailed a loss
Attorney General Ellis of Ohio has
written a reply to Mr. Bryan's criti
cisms of tho Republican platform.
Threo pcrsoiiB wero killed and a
number Injured when nn explosion oc
curred In tho hold of tho Humbert;
American lino stenmer Arcadia at
Philadelphia. It is thought that a
bomb was placed in tho cargo before
tho vessel left Hamburg.
The engine pulling tho Pennsylvania
flyer, on which wns Secretary Taft
on his way east, broke a piston rod
nenr Dennlson, O., while running at a
rate of 60 miles nn hour.nnd but for
(,ood luck nnd prompt action of rail
road employes tho train would have
Four new cases of Plague havo ap
peared In Port of Spain, Island ol
There wero nine prostrations from
heat In St. Louis the other day.
Twenty-four companies composing
tho Manila and Fiber association
pleaded guilty to maintaining nn Il
legal combination In restraint of iredo
In--the federal court at No a York and
were each fined $1,000.
"Tho i(nrringo of Jean Held, daugh
ter of -'tho American ambassador to
England, to 'John Hubert Ward, cqulry
In waiting to the klngjwns Bolemnlzed
In tho chnpel royAk,or'St. JnmeB' pal
ace In London. TUo kUig nnd queen
wero both nresent.'
Charles Jefferson, eldest son of the
late Joseph Jefferson, tho actor, Is
dead in Now York. '
Grover Cleveland, ex-prcsldcnt of
the United Stntes, died suddenly at his
homo In Princeton, N. J. His death
was due to henrt fnlluro superinduced
by stomach troubles of long standing!
Mr. Cleveland was born In Caldwell,
N. J., March 18, 1837. Mr. Cleveland
married Miss Francis Folsoru nt tho
Whlto Houso Juno 2, 188C. Fivo chil
dren wero born to tliom, four of whom
with the widow survive. Mr. Cleveland
was twlco elected president, tho first
time In 1884, when ho defeated James
G. Blnlno nnd the second tlino In 1892
whon he defeated Benjamin Harrison.
Tho illness of James S. Sherman, the
Republican nominee for vice president,
has taken n serious turn at Cleveland,
O. Ho wns removed to Lakesldo hos
pital where nn operation rnny bo per
formed. He Is Buffering from gall
stones nnd is In a dangerous condition.
George B. Hnrrlson, who disappeared
last January and was later found run
ning a chicken ranch in California,
has returned to his home In Topeka.
His wlfo was the only person ho recog
nized on reaching Topoka.'
Col. R. H. Hunt, quartermaster ol
tho National Soldiers' homo at Leaven
worth, Knn njid a former mnyor ol
Kansns City, Mo., Is dead nt tho home.
Madam Anna Gould and Prince
Hello do Sngan plan to bo married In'
a email parlBh in tho south of En
gland on Saturday, July 4.
Judgo Luman F. Parker of Vlnltn,
Ok., has been sworn In as a special as
slBtant nttornoy general In chargo ol
the litigation affecting Wd titles In
Mre,. William Thaw Balled for Europe
recently without u reconciliation with.
flier son's wlfo.
RESTS IN GRAVE.
Funeral of Grover Cleveland Held a
At six o'clock Friday evening, Just
ob the sun wub sinking in the west
a distinguished compnny silently
watched while the body of Grover
Cleveland was lowered Into the grave.
When tho simple burial boi-vIcc of tho
Presbyterian church was rend anrt
when tho last of the carriages In tho
cortege had driven up to the path
leading to tho grave, the benediction
luiil been pronounced, nnd the mem
bers of tho family, President Roose
velt and others who had gathered
about tho grave were leaving the
cemetery, niany of tho personal
friends of the dead statesman lingered
about the spot which was to mark tho
last resting placo and each In turn
was permitted to cast a shovelful "of
earth Into tho grave.
Agreeable to the wlshen of Mrs.
Cleveland, the services both at the
houso and at the comokry were of
the simplest character. An Invocation,
scriptural leading, n brief prayer nna
tho reading of William Wordswoith's
poem, "Character of tho Happy War
rior," constituted the services nt tho
house, while tho reading of the burial
services nt tho grave was brief and
impressive. Although the funeral was
of. a Btrlctly private nature, those In
nttendanco numbered ninny disting
uished citizens, Including Presldem
Roosevelt, Gov. Fort of New Jersey,
Gov. Hughes of New York, Gov. Hoke
Smith of Georgia, former members of
Cleveland's cabinet, officials of the
Equitable Life Assurance sociely.
members of tho Princeton university
faculty nnd many friends nnd neigh
bors. Mr. Cleveland wns burled with nil
the simplicity nnd privacy that he
himself might havo wished as a pil
vate citizen rather than ns the forme
chief executive or the nation. Thero
wns nothing that savored of the offi
cial and the military clement v.ms In
jected solely as a measure of pre
caution In protecting President Roose
velt. JUST A BOLD BANDIT RAID.
Nothing Revolutionary In Attack en
Wild stories concerning a formid
able and serious revolutionary out
break in tho heart of Mexico has been
wholly discredited by telegraphic re
ports received from Gov. Cardenas of
the stato of Choahulla. Accoidlng
tc these telegraphic advices, one of
tho boldest bandit raids ever at
tempted In tho history of Mexico wan
rucccssfully carried out when tho
town of Vlesca was assaulted and
Tho bandits, numbering 50, all well
armed nnd mounted, swooped down
upon the town without warning. A
feeble resistance was made by tho
police of the place, but threo of them
wero killed and threo moro wounded
und tho mnraudcra practically had
things their own way. They first
proceeded to the Jail, releasing all
the Inmates, some of whom Joined
the robbers. Tho bandits next bended
for the Bank of the Nuevn Leon, a
branch of tho main institution of that
raino, which la located in Monterey.
They soon oyerpowered tho employes
there and robbed tho bank of all tho
money thoy could get The sum Is
pot stated In tho official dispatches.
CLAIMS AN IMMENSE ESTATE.
Ctllfornian Will Take Steps to Se
B. N. Springer, formerly n. cnndl
dnte for county surveyor and n resi
dent of Uklah, Calif., now In busi
ness In Potior valley, claims to bo
heir to an estate In Wilmington, Del.,
alleged to be worth $90,000,000. Ho
will at onco tako legal steps to estab
lish Ills descont.
Christopher Springer died at Wil
mington In tho year 1789, leaving land
that now comprises a largo part of
that city and extensive fnrmlng lands
in Pennsylvania to the Swedish
church thoro, under leaso for 99 years.
The leaso expired In 1899, n fact that
haB only recently becouq tyiown, and
now ovory Springer from the Atlantic
to the Pacific Ib trying to connect him
self with tho rast estate.
All tho heirs are now taking steps
to organize n corporation to provide
money to take up the case.
Million Dollar Fire Logs.
Elevator D of tho Consolidated Ele
tator Company of Duluth, Minn., was
destroyed by flrp Friday, entailing a
loss on tho building rfnd contents or
$1,000,000. The adjoining dock and
warehouse belonging to tho North
ern Pacific railroad Buffered to the.
extent ot $30,000.
Congressman Parker Dead.
Congressman N. W. Parker of
South Dakota died Friday in Dead
wood. Ho was a veteran of the Civil
war and a promlnont lawyer and wns
also identified with tho early history
of Colorado and tho Black Hills.
Brevities by Wire.
Llout. Col. Ammon A. Augur, U. 9.
A., died at Cincinnati.
Tho Latonla summer rnco meeting
will mn its full courso of 41 days.
John W. Riddle, ttfyAmerlcnu am
bassador to Russia "jinking slow
but steady progrcssl !;(rd recovery.
Bullion amounting vlo' $25,000 was
withdrawn from tho Bank ot England
for shlpmont to South Africa.
Tho executivo committee of thq In
stitute of Homeopathy selected Do
trolt a3 tho meeting placo of tho J90D
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