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E. B. DoWOLF, Publisher
RED CLOUD, - NEBR.
NEWS OF THE WEEK
Most Important Happenings of the
Past Seven Days.
Interesting Items Gathered From all
Parts of the World Condensed
Into Small Space for the Ben
efit of Our Readers.
In a hendon collision between two
fast pwacnger trains on the Missouri
Pacific railroad nt Knobnostor, Mo.',
nine persons were killed and tip'
wnrdB of 5!) Injured. The arcldont
was duo eluinr to disregard of train
ordcrB or failure to receive them. All
the dead ami most of the Injured wero
on the castboiiPd train.
Last month was the wettt dune
In 41 yearB In hnnsiirf, according to
Dr. Snow's records.
Tho negro arrested at Monroe, Mloh.,
Huspcctcd of HtenlliiK a mull poueh con
talnlng f r.0,0U0 nt Kansas City, roves
10 be the wrong man.
It linn been finally decided to have
the notification of Mr. Taft's nomina
tion take place at Cincinnati on July
flold In paying quantities has been
bound In the Itrownwood oil Held
about 100 miles southwest of Fort
A negro giving (he naino of Charles
StevciiB has been arrested In Monroe,
Wis., charged with stealing the $r(),
000 registered mall pouch at Kansas
City. He was Identified by photo
An nlrshlp flight that lasted all day
wns nmdo recently by Count Zeppelin
Htnrtlnfc from Lako Constance, Swlt
'crland, In tho morning nml returning
there In tho evening.
A. J. UllKB or White Clou.l. Kan.,
has been arrested on a. charge of per
tiry for making false returns to the
tax assessor. He listed $100 when he
bail $0,000 on deposit in a bank.
Tho new Lehigh viaduct In lluffalo,
N. Y., was badly damaged by the ex
plosion of two heavy charges of dyna
mite. One man has been arrested on
Tho New York grand Jury has re
turned two indictments ugalnst Mae
Wood on charges of perjury and for
gory la connection with thu suit
against Senator I'latt.
JuBtlco Lambert directed the Jury
to find a verdict for Mayor McClellan
in tho suit brought by William It.
Hearst to oust him from olllce as
mayor of New York.
Tho Kansas r.upreme court liaa dls
mlsncd nil tho attachment milts recent
ly filed ngalnst Pittsburg jolutlsts.
A. Ilooth &. Co., one of the largest
flBh and oyBtcr concerns In the west
has pleaded guilty in Chicago or hav
ing accepted rebati'B from railroad
companies. The maximum penalty
for tho offense Is $20,000.
Revolutionists attacked the Mexican
post nt I'alomas, Chihuahua, but were
repulsed by tho garrison.
HocauBO tho education given was
not satisfactory tho Japanese of Se
attle, Wnsh., hnvo decided to with
draw their children from tho public
schools. Japanese schools with na
tive teachers will be established.
Ab tho result of a cloudburst at
Wellington, Kan., four persoiiB wero
d'owned nnd hundreds of families wero
forced from their homes by tho ruslw
Ing waters which washed thu houses
from their foundations.
Tho Northern Kansas Millers' club,
whoso primary object Is to procure
hotter seed wheat for fanners has
boon orgnnlzed at Junction City. C.
K. Currnn of Concordia !b tho first
Tho westbound California limited
on tho Santa Fe railroad was wrecked
near Hardy, Arizona, killing two
train-men nnd a passenger and Injur
ing about 20 persons.
Tho Missouri I'ncllle has opened tho
freight car workB In tho new shops at
Scdalla, Mo. r,
Tho tracks of the Joplln & Pitts
burg Klectrlc lino were blown up with
dynamite by Indignant citizens ol
Chlcopeo, n coal camp, who objected
to an Increase In car fares.
Lightning caused tho destruction ol.
four 1, COO-barrel tanks of oil In tho
Glenn Pool In Oklahoma recently,
making tho fifth fire in that section
In throo months.
National Committeeman Sullivan of
Illinois says that John Mitchell can
bo tho state's cnndldato for vlco presl
dent at Denver If ho Bays tho word.
Two St. LouIb "nodal" clubB wero
recently raided by tho police, C5 per
Bona nrreated and 49 kegs of beer con
fiscated. Fifty thousand school tenchers from
all parts of tho country aro nttendlng
tho forty-sixth annunl convention ol
tho National Educational association
at Cleveland, Ohio.
Two men wero killed and throo oth
ers seriously Injured by tho collrpso
or n building In process of demolition
in Minneapolis, Minn.
Attorney General Strauss, of Mary
land Is to second Gov Johnson's nom
ination for prosldent at tho Donver
William Harr, a former merchant of,
St. Louis, ban bequeathed $100,000 to
"WaEhlngton university of that city.
' Tho Lincoln memorlnl commission
proposes a magnificent hlghwny ex
tending from Washington to Gettys
burg, Pa., an a national memorial tc
Two hundred miners met dentn toy
an oxplofllon of gns In u mlno nt
Yuvoso, Kuropenn Russia. Seventy
three men were rescued nllvo but ten
of them died after being taken out of
Sylvnnim 10. Johnson, for mnny
years Washington correspondent for
the Cincinnati Enquirer nnd other pa
pers and a former president of the
Gridiron club, Is dead.
Six persons, five women and a five-year-old
boy, aro dead and a score
(of otherB Injured ns the result of an
explosion of fireworks in a live nnd
ten cent store In Cleveland, O. A
panic nmong the hundreds of custom
ers and employes followed tho explo
sion and many were Injured In Jump
ing from the windows of the upper
A slight earthquake shock Bhook
San FranclBco nnd Los Angeles the
other day but did no damage.
Frank Coy, a wealthy farmer and n
United States mall rarrler of' Taney
county, Mo wns shot from nmbush
nnd dangerously wounded while on his
Grant Ferguson, n negro credited
with having saved 12 persons from
drowning at Des Moines, In., him been
presented with n gold medal by the
Commercial club of that city.
The public debt Increased $1,79:1,
7!) I during June.
The United States mints coined din
ing the last fiscal year $2iri,7n,8(i2.
The recelpta of tho government foi
the lineal year just closed wero $!!)".,
895,70:1 and tho expenditures wen
$ti.VJ,ri.VJ,12l, lenvlng a dellclt of $09,
C5C.:i0L Three brothers named Khodus, or
gnnlzors of the Central Life Securl
ties company nnd half n dozen sub
sldlary concerns have been urrested
In Chicago charged with using thi.
malls to defraud.
F. C. Hrockhauser, a Chicago man
who swindled working girls out ol
$8,000 by selling them fake mortgagee
ban been returned to Chicago from
Oklahoma where he wns captured.
The railroads of tho middle west
have decided to restore the old rates
on package freight. The movement
means a saving of thousumlB of dol
lars to shippers.
The cortlllcates or the ofllelal list ol
candidates to be voted on at tho prl
mary election In Kansns has been sent
to the county clerks. The list Is llvi
Teet long nnd six newspaper columnt
Secretary Cortelyou has Issued it
stntement saying that tho dellclt ol
$(10,000,000 hhown by the treasury
statement Is more apparent than real
because of the antiquated system ol
bookkeeping In vogue.
A temporary restraining order hap
been Issued against tho Prahio Oil &
Gas company, restraining them from
further work on the oil pipe line from
fancy, Kan., Into Oklnhomn.
Five persons were killed, 10 In
jured and many rendered homeless b
a tornado nt Fort Summers, N. M.
Sunday theaters are illegal in Kan
sas under a recent decision of the
The entire Japanese cabinet has
tendered ItB resignation to tho cm
Prominent publishers hnvo offered
Mr. Roosevelt $1 per word for the
story of his Impression of Africa nf
ter his coming hunting trip.
Rear Admiral Charles M. Thomas.
l S, N.. retired, who was second In
command of tho Atlantic battleship
.tlcet on Its voyage to tho Paclllc, died
.suddenly nt Del Monte, Cal., of heart
Joel Chandler Harris, famlllarl)
known as "Uncle Remus," and an nu
thor of note, Is dead at his home In a
suburb of Atlanta, Gn.
Herman Rldder, editor of the New
York Stunts Zeltung, one of the recent
callers at Mr. llryan's home, asked the
Nebraska candldato to withdraw from
tho race for the Democratic presiden
tial nomnntlon. Mr. Hrynn refused.
Thomas P. Uashaw, u former speak
er of tho Missouri house, Is dead at
his home In St. Louis.
11. C. Townsend, for many years
general passenger agent of the Mis
souri Paclllc railroad, Is dead In Port
lUshop H. C Potter of New York
Is dangerously 111 nt Cooperstown.
Tho return of Representative Sher
man to his home In Utlca, N. Y., was
the occablon for a great non-partisan
demonstration by his fellow citizens.
Mural Halstead, one of the leaders
of American Journalism for over half
a century, widely known ns a vigor
ous editorial and magazine writer, Is
dead at his homo in Cincinnati of
cerebral hemorrhage. He wiih In his
seventy-ninth year. Mr. Halstead per
sonally reported many battlca ln the
Civil, Frnnco-Prussinn and Spanish
An operation for gout has been per
formed on Rear Admiral F.vnns at
Lako Mohonk, N. Y.
Tho will of Grover Cleveland has
been filed for probato In New Jersey.
Tho bulk of the property is left to
tho widow. Tho amount of tho os
tato Is not given.
L. D. Harvey, Ph. D., superintendent
of tho schools nt Menominee, Wis.,
has been olocted president of tho Na
tional Educational association. A. 11.
Chamberlain of Pasadena, Cal., was
Dr. William Wilson, a Philadelphia
physician, was recently killed by
drinking nlo In which had been placed
cyanido of potassium. Tho bottlo bad
been sent to him by oxpresB by parties
Albert Gallnher, ono of tho secret
service men who acted ns body guard
for Presldont McKlnley nt tho Umo ol
bin assassination. 1b dead in Chlcaco.
CONVENTION IS OPENED
Proceedings of the First Day in the Great National
Gathering of the Democrats at Denver---City
Elaborately Decorated in Their Honor
Denver, July 7. The Democratic
national convention was formally
called to order at noon by Thomas
Taggurt, chairman of the national com
mittee, in tho spacious auditorium
erected by the citizens of Denver for
tho use of the con.entlon.
Rt. Row Jnmes J. Ken tie, arch
bishop of Wyoming, one of the most
eloquent nnd able prelates In Amer
ica, made tho opening prayer.
Call for Convention Read.
At ter tho delegates and visitors
had settled In their sentB, Uroy Wood
son of Kentucky, secretary of the na
tional committee, read the cnll for the
convention, and n brief period of do
lay followed. The committee on rules
then mndo Its report, nnd the ofllcers
of tho convention wero nnnounced.
They are as follows:
Tompornry Chairman Theodore A.
General Secretary Prey Woodson,
Abslstnnt General Secretary Kdwin
Scrton, Washington, D. C.
Sergonnt-at-Arms John I. Mnrtin,
Chief Assistant Sergennt-nt-ArmB
J. C. Fenn, Indiana.
Chief Doorkeeper Eugene W. Sul
Parliamentarian H. D. Crutchfield.
Chaplain for Opening Day Rt. Rev.
Jnmes J. Keaue, nrchblBhop of Wyo
ming. Official Stenographer M. W. Ilium
berg. Washington, D. C.
Temporary Chairman Theodore A.
Hell, In his speech, frequently uroused
his audience to enthusiasm, nnd tho
npplnuso was especially generous and
lasting where reference wns mado to
tho record of tho pnrty or tho leaders
whom Democrats dollght to honor.
National Colors Used.
Red, white and blue woro tho only
color3 used In decorntlng tho audi
torium, and tho decorations wero tho
most olnborato over seen In a Demo
cratic convention. A tinlquo feature
wns 52 hugo stars urtlstlcnlly ar
ranged on tho celling. Thcso stars
represented tho states, territories and
Insular possessions, tho names appear
ing In bluo letters ond u whlto back
ground In tho center of each star. The
i! .i! r
WILLIAM JENNINGS BRYAN
points of the stars were red and white.
Directly over tho speaker's plat
form, against tho wall of the building
near the junction with tho celling, was
a largo shield, 10 feet high, carrying
six Hags 12 reel long draped in artis
tic folds. In addition to this main
shield there were tour other shields
over the plntform. each ten feet high.
The six flags on these shields were
eight feet long.
Just below tho main fhleld hung a
mammoth portrait of George Washing
ton, 11 by 10 feet In dimensions. Rod,
white nnd bluo bunting was draped
from the Hides of the shield to the
bottom of tho portrait of the "Father
of His Country."
Dlroctly under tho last shield, on
each Bide of tho Washington portrait,
was suspended a poi trait, ono of
Thomas Jefferson and tho other of
Andrew Jnelaon. On each side of
these pictures a large American flag
was draped. These lings aro 40 by
00 feet In dimensions. Heyond those
pIcMircs. nt each end of tho wall, nnd
hanging above tho gallery, was sus
pended a pendant, ten feet In diame
ter, upon which hunting was draped.
Upon these pendants a tiger was
painted. The back of the platform
was banked with palms. Twenty
stuffed Amerlcnn eagles, with extond
ed wings, were suspended over tho
platform, each bird currying In his
bill red, white nnd bluo silk ribbons
that were draped back to tho wall.
Balcony and Galleries Draped.
In tho auditorium tho balcony ex
tends nil the way around tho hugo
building, but tlid galleries are limited
to onch end. The front of tho balcony
nnd tho frontB of the gnllerlos nnd
boxes wero draped with hunting. 55,000
yards being necessary to completo this
pnrt of the decorative scheme. At
Intervals of five feet shields, thrco feet
high, wero placed.
Thousands of yards of bunting
woro used in draping tho corridors of
tho building and tho wnlls of tho bal
cony and galleries. DelogatcB woro
supplied with small American (lags
to wave when their toolings reached
n pitch that compelled an extraordin
Although tho dccoratlonB In tho
auditorium wero elaborate, tho Btroet
decorations were even more pictur
esque, nnd tho illumination Bchemo
was tho most brilliant Denver eyer at
tempted. Fifteenth, Sixteenth nnd Seven
teenth streets, three of the main
thoroughfares In the city, wore reve
lations In color. On Fifteenth and
Sixteenth streets there nro, eight Iron
ornamental electric poles "to a block,
four on each Bide of the street. On
these streets tho poles wero draped
with red, white and bluo bunting.
Wires were Btretched across the street
from thoso poles and from each wlro
two American Hags wero suspended.
Tho lings hung over tho street nnd
woro "weighted" to prevent them from
becoming tangled nnd torn by tho wind.
On Seventeenth street tho Bchemo
was tho finmp, except there wero only
six polc3 to 'each block, two nt ench
corner nnd two at each alley.
At each crossing two wlre3 woro
strung diagonally across tho Intersec
tion, from which red, whlto nnd bluo
incandescent lights hung. Tho busi
ness houses along tho tluoo streets
wero handsomely decorated with
hunting nnd flags. Elaborate and cost
ly electric dlsplny signs had been
put In placo on tho buildings, nnd at
night Fifteenth, Sixteenth and Seven
teenth sheets wero a blnzo of light.
Electric display signs nre one of
tho mnln features of business life In
Donver. Every mcrchnnt has an elec
tric sign, nnd ns all of tho streets that
cross tho three thoroughfnres de
scribed nro live business streots, the
commlttco on illumination did not find
It necessary to add much In the way
of light to these avenues of trade.
However, tho business houses wero
handsomely decorated with bunting
nnd flags, bo tho entlro business sec
tion of Dcnvor was n mass of color
when tho big convention opened.
Tho peoplo of Denver, In addition to
decorating their city and providing a
beautiful nnd commodious auditorium
for tho Domocratlc national conven
tion, Boomed determined to convlnco
every visitor that truo western hos
pitality Is not n thing of tho past in
this city. Tho real Donverlto is lios
pltablo becnuso hospitality Is In tho
atmosphcro in tho wonderful Rocky
HEALTH BRINGS HAPPINESS.
Invalid Once, a Happy Woman Now.
Mrs. C. R. Shclton, Pleasant Street,
Covington, Tcnn., snys: "Onco I
seemed n helpless in
valid, but now I en
Joy tho best of health.
brought mo down ter
aches and pains made
every move pninful.
The socrotlonB were
disordered and my head ached to ills
trnctlon. I wns In n bad condition, but
medicines failed to help. I lost ground
dnlly until I began with Donn's Kidney
Pills. They helped me at once and
soon tnnde mo Btrong and well."
Sold by nil dealers. GO cents n box.
Fostcr-Mllburn Co., lluffalo, N. Y.
An Undeterminable Temperature.
It was not in his public address that
Senator Iteverldgo related this Btory,
but at an Informal gathering of con
genial spirits. "When I was a boy In
Adams county," ho said, "Judge Rlank
was tnkon very HI. Tho doctor called
regularly; but the judge kept getting
worse. Finally tho crisis came. Tho
morning after the doctor called at tho
Judge's house. 'I hopo your master's
temperature Is lower than It wns last
evening,' Bald he to tho butler.
" Th not bo sure about that,' replied
the man; 'ho died, sir. In tho night.'"
Sun Francisco Call.
Sheer white goods, In fact, any fine
wash goods when new, owo much of
their nttractlveness to tho way they
arc laundered, this being done In a
manner to enhance their textile beau
ty. Homo laundering would be equal
ly satisfactory If proper attention wns
given to starching, tho first essential
being good Starch, which has nufllclent
strength to stiffen, without thickening
the goods. Try Defiance Starch and
you will be pleasantly surprised nt the
improved appearance of your work.
Tho reward which life holds out for
work, Is not Idleness nor rest nor Im
munity from work, but Increased ca
pacity, greater difficulties, moro work,
appeal to tho Well-Informed in every
walk of life and are essential to permanent
6ucccs3 and creditable standing. Accor
ingly, it is not claimed that Syrup of Figs
and Elixir of Senna is the only remedy of
known value, but ono of many reasons
why it is the bejt of personal and family
laxatives U tho fact that it cleanse?,
sweetens anil relieves the internal organs
on which it acts without any debilitating
nftcr cfTects and without having to increase
tin; quantity from time to time.
It acts pleasantly and naturally and
truly as a laxative, nnd its component
par Li are Icnown to nnd approved by
physician, ns it is free from all objection
able substances. To get its beneficial
clTects always purchase the genuine -manufactured
by the California Fig Syrup
Co., only, and for 6alc by aU leading drug
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sbld in bulh and
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