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SBOKEN BOW , NEBRASKA ,
THE NEWS IN BRIEf.
The Italian cabinet has resigned.
It is said President Kruger IK very
The condition of John Chirk Rldpath
is no better.
Archbishop Ireland has palled from
New York for Paris.
Lord Roberts Is planning to slezc the
Delagoa Day railroad.
Sir J. Gordon Sprlgg Is the new
premier of Cape Colony.
General Wood has cabled u short
casualty list from Cuba.
The HawailariB have formed nn in
dependent political party.
Four new plague CUHCH have been
discovered at RI6 Janeiro.
It is probable that the Insurgents In
Panama will take that city.
A postolllce has been established at
Leroy , Lake county , S. D.
The khedlve of Egypt Is In England.
Jlc shows symptoms of diphtheria.
The town of Wakkerstroom , Trans-
vaSil ; has surrendered to the British.
The Cheyenne Indians are trying to
get two games with the Denver Gulfs.
Fred C. Test of Council muffs , has
been appointed a cadet at V/eat Point.
It is learned at Cheyenne that the
population of Cheyenne is about 13-
Dr. L. C. Troxlcr , aged -12 , a well
known hotel man , died at San Antonio ,
Tex. , of sunstroke.
General Joseph Wheeler has been as
signed to the command of the' Depart
ment of the Lukes.
The Decourcey building at C7C West
Broadway , Now York , was destroyed by
fire. Loss , $110,000.
The order of Dr. Klnyon , quarantin
ing California , has been revoked by tlie
authorities at Washington.
The twelfth annual convention of
the Association of Economic Entomol
ogists was held in Now York.
E. G. Rnthbonc , , late director of the
posts in Cuba , will bo arrested tor snar
ing in the Cuban postal frauds.
The Commonwealth Mining com
pany's mill at Pearce , A. T. , was de
stroyed by fire. Loss , $500,000.
John A. Slcicker of Now York has
beep elected president of the Republi
can National Editorial association.
Henry Walter Webb , the famous railroader
reader and financier , died at his resi
dence at Scarborough-on-the-Hudson.
Preparations are nearly completed in
Chicago for the national prohibition
convention , to bo held In that city next
Colombian revolutionists have occu
pied Bucaramanga on 'the Venezuelan
frontier. Curcut is still in their pos-
the Colorado Southern railroad
bridge across the Gunnlson river , lias
been wrecked by an explosion of giant
Lady Randolph Churchill has an
nounced that her marriage to Lieuten
ant George Cornwallis West will take
place in July. . ,
Augustus Lowell , A. M. , died at his
home in Brooklinc , Mass. Ho was a
vice president of the American Acad
emy of Arts and Sciences.
Captain W. A. Smith , recently re
turned from Havana , says It will be Im
possible to learn the exact loss caused
by the postal frauds for several \v'ecks.
John H. Butler , ex-Judge Floyd of
'the county court and one of the most
prominent lawyers of the state is dead ,
aged 87 , at Indianapolis , hid. Ho
was a law partner of Walter Q. Gres-
It Is believed that very Rev. John'
Guemlllng , administrator of the va
cant see of Fort Wayne , Ind. , will bo
appointed bishop of that diocese at
an early day. Advices to this effect
have just reached Washington from
General Wheeler Is arranging to cs-
eume command of the Department of
the Lakes ,
Despite its heavy losses , the St. Louis
Transit company will pay Us usual
Admiral Schlcy has telegraphed that
his squadron has been released from
quarantine at Montevideo.
Secretary Hay has asked Governor
Thomas of Colorado for an explanation
of the quarantine in that state against
Chinese and Japanese.
At Washington a monument was
erected to the memory of Sninuc ;
Hahneman , founder of the Homeo
pathic School of Medicine.
The American Institute or Home
opathy will hold Its nest meeting at
Niagara Falls , N. Y.
The report that Senator Bacon is ill
from eating toadstools , mlstaKing them
for mushrooms , is denied.
Herr Mertel , a member of the Ger
man relchstag , declared that England
would be Germany's next opponent.
An Alaskan steamer has arrived in
Seattle with the news that the sea end
of the famous Mulr glacier has been
destroyed by an earthquake.
The national republican literary DU-
reau will be established In the Audi
torium annex , Chicago. D. N. Moore or
"Wisconsin will be superintendent.
Mrs. Reitz , wife of the secretary of
state of the Transvaal , lias gone to
The railroad between. Manila nnd
Tnrlae , in Luzon , has been washed out
Ijy a typhoon.
The California quarantine has been
absolutely ignored by the Santa Fo
Fifteen hundred recruits for the reg
ular army in the Philippines are being
enlisted in New York and Columbus ,
Lord Pauncefote is negotiating wlta
the postofflce department , regarding a
parcels post treaty into which ho wants
this country to enter with Englanc.
The Burlington will extend its Ta-
luca-Cody City line to a point south of
.Yellowstone park ,
The census bureau at Washington
will not bo able to give out any re
ports for two weeks.
The remains of Mrs. W. E. Glad
stone have been placed beside those of
ber husband at Westminster Abbey.
AT TIEN m
Chinese and International Forces Engage
iu Sharp lighting ,
BA1UE TOR fIVE WHOLE DAYS
Hundred Americana Am Aiming
Defender * of JU-ilcRcil Clly Shnngt
Director of Tolccriiph , Cublci Tliut
Foreign Mlnlrtnri Am Safe ,
LONDON , June 23. The sllcnco of
Pckln' continues unbroken. Four
thousand men of the allied forces were
having sharp defensive lighting at Tien
Tsln Tuesday and Wednesday , with a
prospect of being lelnforeod on Thurs
day. This Is tlA situation in China as
set forth In the British government
"Eight hundred Americans are tak
ing part In the lighting at Tien Tain , "
say the Shanghai correspondent of the
Dally Express In Ills cable 01 last even
ing , "and they apparently form a part
of a supplementary force , arriving with
Germans and British after the conflict
started. It Is impossible to estimate
the number of the Chinese there , but
they had a surprising number of guns. "
The Information appears to have
been brought by the United States gun-
bout Nashville to Che Fee nnd tele
graphed thence to Shanghai. The Chi
nese nro dcfccrtlng Shanghai In largo
numbers and going Into tnc Interior.
Reports from native sources continue
to reach Shanghai of anarchy In Pekln.
According to these tales the streets arc
tilled day and ulght with Boxers , who
; ire wholly beyond the control of the
Dhlneso troops and who are working
themselves up to a frenzy and clamorIng -
Ing for the death of all foreigners.
The English consulate at Shanghai Is
mid to have received from Influential
natives reports of a tragedy in the
mlaco at Pekin , though precisely what
t is is not defined. The consulate
hlnks tmit Admiral Seymour , com-
nander of the interantlonal relief col-
imn , was misled by Information from
Jekin , and consequently undercstl-
natcd the difficulties in his way and
ho Chinese power of resistance with
Maxim guns and Mausers , 'ihe consuls
it Shanghai still believe the foreign
nlnlsterfl at Pekln safe , although Jap-
ineso reports received at Shanghai al-
ege that up to Juno 15 , 100 foreigners
ind been killed In Pekln.
The Dally Express says ; "We un-
lersUmd that Mr. Reginald Thomas
secretary of the British embassy in
Washington , Is to succeed Sir Claude
McDonald nt Pekln and that the rea
son of Sir Caude's recall Is the break-
lown of hjs health. "
A special dispatch from Vienna says :
'Li Hung Chang hiB ) wired the va'ri-
) us Chinese legations In Europe dlrect-
ng them to Inform the governments
: o which they arc accredited that ho Is
called to Pekln by the empress to act
is intermediary between China and
: he powers to negotiate a settlement of
the points at Issue , and he Instructs
.hem to beg the po\vers to facilitate
ils mission by declining to send fur
ther troops to China.
Sheng , director of telegraphs , wires
from Shanghai to the Chinese legations
in Europe that the foreign legations In
Pekln nro safe. It Is reported that the
British government will send 1,500 ma
rines to China , and possibly , accordIng -
Ing to some of the morning papers ,
10.000 of the regulars now with Lord
STORMS DELAY TRANSPORTS.
Supposed Thnt I.ORUH Will Leave for
Tultu on the 'i'ttli.
WASHINGTON , Juno 23.-Qunrtor-
niaster General Ludlngton hns receiv
ed a cable message from Colonel Mil
ler , o.unrternmstor at Manila , saying
that the , transport Hancock , which had
been unavoidably detained by contin
uance of storms , l.d sailed on June ,
19 for San Francisco , and that the
transport Wnrren , which had been or- ,
dcrcd south by the major general com
manding , would sail from Manila f6r-
San Francisco on June 1.
No mention was made of the trans
port Logan , but It is supposed that It
will be ready to start from Manila on
Juno 21 with the' Ninth infantry for
Taku , as previously predicted by General
eral MncArthur. It Is undorctoo'd here
thnt the movement of the regiment to
Manila from Tarlac , Com-epcion and
other stations on the Manila & Dniru-
pun railway hns been delayed by the
prevalence of severe storms In the In
NEW YORK. June 23. Edward M.
Logan nnd Charles P. Cantos , alias
Charles M. Smtlh , who were arrested
several days ago on a charge of swind
ling merchants In this city nnd other
cities out of thousands of dollars , were
arraigned In the Center court before
Magistrate Media today. It Is said that
seventy-five victims have been found.
The men were arrested on a specific
charge of swindling , In connection with
a store at Pecksklll. Detectives brought
into court two largo bags filled with
Witnesses from different cities testi
fied to sending goods to the store run
by the prisoners in Peekskill nnd Inter
In Philadelphia. Among the companies
represented to have lost are the Le-
high Shoe company , the MePhall Piano
company of Boston anil others. The
prisoners were held In $6,000 ball , each
for further examination on next Mon
SPRINGFIELD. 111. . Juno 23.
There was filed in the office o * tlui
county recorder of Macoupln county
today a deed from Stuart Brown , mas-
ter-ln-chancery of the United States
circuit court for the Southern dis
trict of Illinois , to Charles H. Helm-
onz of St. Louis , Mo. , conveying tlui
Lltchflold , Cnrrollton & Western railroad -
road property , which runs from
Qulncy to Lltchfie'ld , for the sum of
$85,000. Also a deed for Charles II.
Hclmenz and Clara Holmonz , his wife ,
to Edwin S. Layman , convoying the
name property for the sum of ? 175,000.
HAS EYE GENERAL ON STEYN.
Lord Itulivrtd I * Nut Cotictirnlnc lllnnclf
With Krngrr itml llnlliu.
LONDON , June 23. General Stcyn'B
force In the Orange Hlver colony nro
for the time drawing most of the at
tention of Lord Roberts , rnther to the
neglect of Commandant General Loul
Hot ha nntl President Kruger.
The severance between the Trnns-
vnnl mid tlio Orange River colony was
completed yesterday , HH Lord Ilobeits
rild : It would bo by the arrival of Gen
eral Uullnr's advance guard , under
Lord Dundonuld , at Standerton. The
wide knot around the 0,000 or 8,000
men under General Steyn will not con
tract. Adroit maneuvering and brisk
fighting are likely to tnko place , be
cause until all resistance south of the
Vanl Is at an end. the British line of
communication will not be safe.
President Kruger's principal condl-
rcndercd to General Baden-Powell , are
back on their farms and working
peacefully. General Buden-Powcll
rode with only 300 men from Mafeklng
nnd he made the lust section of his
ride to Pretoria with only thirty-five ,
Lord Roberts met him In the outskirts
of the town and escorted him to the
General DeWct's farm houses have
been burned by the British. General
Bullcr has Issued a special order eulo
gising the services of Strathcona's
Captain .Tones and the brigade from
li. M. S. Forte have been ordered back
to the ship at the admiral's request. .
Piesldcnt Krugcr.s principal condi
tion for Immediate peace Is that he bo
allowed to stay In the country.
There are 5,000 British sick nntl
wounded nt Pretoria.
Mrs. Rcltz , wife of the Transvaal
state secretary , and her family , who
arrived here enroute for Europe , had
no little money that tne Dutch consul
purchased second class steamship tick
ets for them.
MAY MAKE TRIP TO HAVANA.
Proceedings for Neely'H Itoninviil to Culm
Are to He Tiiltcn.
WASHINGTON , June 23. It Is un
derstood that the United States at
torney at New York will take action
within the next day or two looking to
the prompt removal of Neely , the al
leged embezzler , of Cuban postal
funds , to Havana for trial. Judge Lacombe -
combe , before whom the case will be
brought , expects to leave New York on
July 2 and it is his wish that the mat
ter bo disposed of before his departure.
Some days ago the government sent to
Havana for copies of papers wanted
in the case ; nlso for n certified copy
of nrticlo 401 of the old Spanish-Cuban
laws against the crime of. embezzle
ment. These papers have been re
ceived and forwarded to United States
Attorney Burnett , who will prosecute
There nro twd Indictments against
Neely , one for violation of articles 401
of the Spanish-Cuban laws and the
other is under sections 33 to 57 of
the Cuban postal code. The former
case is said to be the stronger and it Is
probable that he will be tried first un
der the indictment for violating arti
cle 401. Officials here expect that Nee-
ly's counsel will take the case to the
United States supreme court.
MORE TROOPS IF NECESSARY.
Says the Government Will CKFO for
Itn CltlzuiiK In Clilnn.
CLEVELAND , June 23. General
Nelson A. Miles , who came here to
witness n test of the recently invented
McClaln ordnance , In nn interview re-
gnrding the Chinese question , Is quot
ed ns saying :
"Our government will bo prompt tenet
net in that mntter ns soon ns the true
niUmtlon | s learned. This country
will be equal to the emergency , and
when decisive action is taken It will beef
of such a character as to be effective.
The trouble in China is most serious
and the result is most difficult to pre
dict. What is likely to result from
the uprising Is certainly a very serious
"Tho United States will send enough
troops to China to protect the Ameri
cans there and American Interests.
More troops than those already detail
ed will bo sent to China speedily if
the situation demands. The dignity
and rights of the government will be
lllumlor of roHlolllcu Department.
WASHINGTON , Juno 23. It has
been discovered that through an error
committed In the state department
there Is now no postmaster for the
position of postmaster ut Honolulu.
Several weeks ago the president nom
inated John M. Onts for the position
of postmaster nt that place nnd the
nomination was confirmed by the sen
ate. It is now learned that the man
appointed is the brother of the one
whom It was intended should fill the
position. Joseph M. Oats was formerly
postmaster general of Hawaii and the
Intention was to give him tno office
at Honolulu , but through an error the
name of his brother John was sent to
the senate. John M. Oats lives at Snn
Francisco and has no desire to go to
Honolulu. The commission will be
cancelled and Joseph M. Oats will bo
Arc Holding Their Own ,
CARACAS , Venezuela , June 23.The
Colombian revolutionists have occu
pied Haucarainanga , on the Venezue
lan frontier. Cacuta , a town In the de
partment of Santnnder. also on the
Venezuelan frontier , continues in pos
session of the revolutionists.
ltoo > o\elt Will Not
NEW YORK. June 23. B. B. Odell ,
jr. , chairman of the republican state
committee , had his attention directed
to the statement of an ardent partisan
of Lieutenant Governor Woodruff that
Governor Roosevelt would pronbly re
sign , making way for Woodruff In the
executive office , the expected result be
ing the nomination of Mr. Woodruff
for governor. ' Mr. Odell said : "Gov
ernor Roosevelt will not resign. Ho
will servo out his term ns Grover
Cleveland did when ho was nominated
for president. There Is no reason why
he should resign. "
Foreign Forces in Ohina Will Bo Lucky
to Escape Annihilation.
r l'm - - " '
100,000 MEN NEEDED DY ALLIES
Cnftimltlcfl of Intf > rnntlonnl Relief Fori-e
lit Tlcn Tr.ln Were SOU Crncrnl Yunn
Shi Kl HUH 11,000 Forulgn-Drllled ,
Milliner-Armed Men ,
LONDON , June 25. The Interna
tional forces In the section of north
ern China where 10,000 men are striv
ing to keep a footing and to succor the
legations in Pekln appears to by in
increased peril with every fresh dis
patch. Pekln 1ms not been heard from
directly for fourteen days. The last
dispatch was one imploring aid. Ad
miral Seymour's column of 2,000 was
last heard from twelve days ago. At
that time It was surroundc'd midway
between Pekln nnd Tien Tsin. Possi
bly now it has reached Pekin.
The 3,000 Internationals at Tlon sin
were hard pressed nnd fighting for
their lives on Thursday and a reliev
ing force of less than a thousand hnd
been beaten bark to Takn Friday. Ob
servers on the spot think that 100,000
men would not be too many to grasp
China firmly. The admiralty has re
ceived the following from the British
rear admiral nt Taku :
"CHE FOO , June 23. Only one run
ner has gotten through from Tien Tsln
for five days. No information could
be obtained except that the foreign
settlement had been almost entirely de
stroyed nnd that our people were light
ing hard. News has boon received ns
this dispatch is sent that an attempt
to relieve Tien Tsln on June -2 was
repulsed with some loss. "
The telegram nlso said : "The allied
admirals are working in perfect accord ,
with the Russian vice admiral as sen
ior officer. "
A press message from Shanghai , dat
ed yesterday at 4 p. m. , embodies some
later information. It says :
"Official Japanese telegrams con
firm the reports of n defeat of the al
lied forces at Tien Tsln. The foreign
ers there are now placed In n most des
perate situation. Russian Admiral Hll-
lebrandt yesterday sent a mixed force
of 4,000 from Taku to attempt the relief
of Tien Tsln. Nearly half of the force
consisted of Japanese. The remainder
was made up of contingents represent
ing the other nations.
"The guns of the Chinese around
Tien Tsln are superior to anything
the European force has or Is likely to
have for some time. The bombard
ment of Tien Tsln continued on Fri
day. Bomb shields were hastily erect
ed by the foreign troops , largely con
structed of wetted piece goods. The
food supplies are insufficient and the
continued shelling is reported to be
"Among' those killed of the relief
force on Friday was the commander
of H. M. S. Barflcer. The foreign cas
ualties wore 300.
"Japan Is making every effort. Her
troops are now arriving at Taku in
large numbers. The Chinese troops in
the province of Chi Li include 00,000
auxiliaries who have been drilled by
Russian nnd German officers. "
Captain Beatty and Lieutenant
Wright , British , have been severely
wounueti ai lien ism , according 10 a
dispatch from Shanghai to the Daily
Express. Tnc Information was brought
there by the British cruiser Orlando
from Che Fee and was dated Satur
day. The losses of the Russians were
"General Yann Shi Ki , governor of
Shan-Tung , commands 11,000 foreign-
drilled troops , organized to a high de
gree of excellence and equipped with
Mausers. It was in the plans that these
troops should go to Tnku , but the seiz
ure of the forts was effected before
they could get there. "
Some of the special dispatches from
Shanghai describe the great southern
province of China as still quiet , but
others assert that the news from the
north Is exciting the southerners to a
dangerous height of feeling and that
millions mny rise any day. Shang
hai is quiet , but there are fears of n
rising. The action of the consuls in
asking for the departure of the Six
Chinese cruisers was objected to by
the senior naval officer , who Informed
them that he had at his disposal n
force sufficient to compel them to
leave If they objected to the presence
of the fleet. The Chinese cruisers are
heavier nrmed than the vessels of the
allies , nmong whose six vessels is the
United States gunboat Castlne.
The powers are said to have fatally
underestimated the numbers , despera
tion and armament of the Chinese ,
who for three years have been accu
mulating rifles at the rate of 20,000 a
month. The question here Is , What
are the powers going to do ? Jnpnn Is
preparing to transship this week 10,000
additional troops , Russln is sending
down from Vlndlvostock'nll her avail
able forces , estimated at from 8,000
to 9,000 men , although recent events
have shown that the numbers of Rus
sians on the Pacific coast has been
overestimated. The Russian council
held a special meeting yesterday and
considered the feasibility of sending
Safe lllowur U Useful.
FRANKFORT , Ky. , Juno 25. The
inside doors to the cash nnd bond
boxes In the stnte treasurer's vault
cell the combination of which was lost
when the new state treasurer took
charge of the office were opened today.
Frankfort machinists have been at
work on the doors for three days and
made no progress.
Must 1'uy Vine or Ho to .lull.
SALT LAKE. Utah , June 25. In
the cnso of B. H. Roberts , found guilty
of unlawful cohabitation , the judgment
of the court was thnt he pay a fine
of $150 , or In lieu thereof that he be
Imprisoned in the county jail for the
period of 150 days.
Sculler Lynch I.OUCH n Foot.
HALIFAX , June 25. Michael
Lynch , the well known sculler , lost his
loft foot Saturday , nn 'old Injury hav
ing taken n serious turn , necessitating
AWEUL LOSS OF UfE.
Thlrty-roMon * Killed In llallrnnd Wreck
nt McDonotiKh , < > u <
ATLANTA , Ga. , June 25. A passen
ger train on the Macon branch of the
Southern railway ran Into a washout
one and a half miles north of McDon-
ough , Gu. , last night and was com
pletely wrecked. The wreck caught
fire nnd the entire train , with the ex
ception of the sleeper , was destroyed.
Every person on the train except the
occupants of the Pullman perished.
Not a member of the train crew es
caped. Thirty-five persons In all were
The train left Macon at 7:10 p. m.
and was due at Atlanta at 9:45 : last
night. McDonough was reached on
time. At this point connection Is made
for Columbus , Ga. , and hero every
night the Columbus train Is coupled on
and hauled through to Atlanta. Last
night , however , for the first time In
many months the Columbus train was
reported two hours late on account of
a washout on that branch and the Ma
con train started out without waiting
for Its Columbus connection.
Tremendous rnlna of daily occur
rence for the last two weeks have
swollen all streams in this part of
the south and several washouts have
been reported on the different roads.
Camp's creek , which runs into the
Ocmulgee , was out of Its banks and
its waters had spread to all the low-
lauds. About a mile and a half north
of McDonough the creek comes some
what near the Southern tracks and
running alongside it for some distance
finally passes away under the road by
a heavy stone culvert. A cloudburst
broke over that section of the coun
try about C o'clock last night and
shortly after dark washed out a sec
tion of the track nearly 100 feet in
length. Into this the swiftly moving
train plunged. The storm was still
raging and all the car windows were
closed. The passengers , secure as
they thought from the Inclement weath
er , wont to death without a moment's
The train , composed"of a baggage
car , second-class coach , first-class
coach and a Pullman , was knocked into
kindling wood by the fall. The wreck
caught fire a few minutes after the
'all and all the coaches were burned
except the Pullman car.
Every person on the train except
the occupants of the Pullman car per
ished in the disaster. There was no
escape , as the heavy Pullman car
weighted down the others and the few
alive in the sleeper were unable to
render assistance to their fellow pas
For a brief time there was silence.
Then the occupants of the Pullman re
covered from the bewilderment and
after hard work managed to get out
of their car and found themselves on
the track in the pouring rain. The
extent of the capacity was quickly ap
preciated. The flames were seen com
ing from that part Df the wreckage
not covered by the water. As the
train began to go to pieces under the
destructive work of both flames nnd
flood human bodies floated out from
the mass and wore carried down
stream by the swift current. The
storm did not abate in fury. Flashes
of lightning added to the steady glow
of the burning train and lit up the
scene with fearful distinctness.
Flagman Qulnn , who was one of the
first to get out , at once started for the
nearest telegraph station. Making his
way as ranidlv as nnsslhlp. in thn fnnr >
of the blinding storm , he stumbled
into the officeat , McDonough and aftes
telling the night operator of the wreck
fell fainting to the floor. "Word was
quickly sent to both Atlanta and Ma
con , but no assistance was to be had ,
except In the latter city , and the wash
out prevented the arrival of any train
EIGHT LIVES CRUSHED OIL
Henr-Knd Collision on NorthwcHtern
Itoad Npnr ( Jrcen Jlny , WlH. '
GREEN BAY , Wls. . June 25. A
wreck occurred on the Chicago &
Northwestern road at Depcre , a. sta
tion five miles south of here , at 10:1,5 :
this morning. A north-bound passen
ger train , loaded with excursionists
bound for the Saengerfest in this city ,
ran into a freight train about 100 yards
south of the station. There were fifty-
three persons Injured and eight killed
outright. One of those Injured died
before they could be taken to the hos
Of the injured about thirty nre not
In a serious condition. The excursion
train was made up at Fond du Lac
and was packed with people from that
city , Oshkash and Neenah. The first
two coaches were a combination bag
gage and passenger and smoker and
wore almost entirely filled with Fond
du Lnc people. The freight , nn ospe-
cjnlly long one , mnde up at Green Bay ,
was ordered to sidetrack at Dopere sta
tion. Enough of the train to fill the
passing track had been cut off and the
remainder had just stnrted to bnck
up from the sidetrack back of the sta
tion , , A curve In the main track cut off
the view of the oncoming passenger
train. A flagman stood In front of the
train to flag the approaching passen
ger train. Suddenly It came Into view ,
running at nearly full speed. It was
flagged and many of the trainmen say
that the air brakes din not work prop
erly. The two trains crashed together.
The first two coaches of the passenger
train were telescoped nnd demolished ,
few of the passengers escaping injury.
Some were killed outright , others were
terribly mangled and legs and nrms
of some were broken. Others were
bndly crushed nnd mnlmcd nil hem
med In nmld the debris of the wrecked
cnrs. The other cnrs were not dis
lodged from the track and none of the
other conches were damaged.
Are I/lkely to I.envo Denver.
WASHINGTON , June 25. It is
learned at the Franciscan monastery
hero that a special mooting of all the
provincials of thnt nnuent order in
the United States will be hold tomor
row nt Clevelnnd , O. . when the ques
tion of moving the Denver monnstery
to a point nearer the mother house
In this country , Paterson , N. J. , Is to
be definitely settled. Although the
Franciscans of Colorado may thus bo
changed to other quarters they will
get full indemnity in houses and lands
wherever they are sent.
Indians and Oowloyc to Mix Up on the
Glorious Fourth ,
MORE THAN 4,000 TO PARTICIPATE
Chief Hod Cloud to Cuiniimnil rive Hun
dred of Hid llriivtH In Slmiu Itiittlo To
gether With Mnny Other Troop * nnd
CHADRON , Neb. , June 25. The
committee In charge of the Fourth ot
July celebration nt this place has ar
ranged for the entertainment of the
public In grand style. The most novel
feature of the celebration will bo a
sham battle between 2,500 Sioux In
dian and 2,000 cowboys. The Sioux
will come from the Pine Ridge agency
and the cowboy brigade will bo com
posed of old-time riders , who used to
ride the ranges in the , early days of
this country. The battle lias been ar
ranged through the personal efforts
of Colonel W. F. Haywnru , who has
Just returned from a visit to the res
ervation. The plan Is for the Sioux
to make a sham attack on the city at
daybreak , armed with their rifles und
belts full of blank loads , the town to
be defended by the cow punches , in
charge of Colonel Jay L. Torreywho ,
was colonel of a regiment of rough
riders In the Cuban war. The colonel
Is proprietor of a ranch in tne Big
Horn mountains , and has been Invited
to come with as many of his old com
mand as possible , and take charge of
the defense. The cow punchers' will
be mounted and armed with carbines
and six-shooters , with double rounds
of blank cartridges.
The Indians are quite friendly ? and
peaceable , some of them being half
and quarterbreeds , and most of them
speak the English language , so no'real
danger from them is apprehended.
They will come over the day befor *
and camp outside the city limits-the
night of July 3 , whiclj th'cy will spend
in dancing war dances and singing
war songs , accompanied by the squaws.
Excursion trains and special rates
are being arranged for from all di
rections , and the time of arrival will
be such that visitors will arrive In
time to witness this novel event. The
battle will be of greater Interest when
it Is remembered that Ch'lef Red
Cloud , the greatest living Indian chief ,
will lead with 500 braves from his
district , and will be supported by
Chief American Horse , who has in his
command a great many of the Wound
ed Knee warriors and some who were
In the Custer massacre.
There seems to be no doubt that the
battle will appear real , and every
precaution will be taken to avert any
Two I.lcoiiBes for Ono Couple.
TABLE ROCK , Neb. , June 25.
There was quite a romantic runaway
marriage here , or rather at Pawnee
City. Mr. William Holman Jennings
of Lincoln , who formerly practiced law
here , being the groom and Miss Addie
Shaw Lyman , who has lived here since i
a child , being the bride. Mr. Jennings
came down here Thursday night , with
a marriage license securely hid In his
inside pocket , which he had procured
that day from the county judge of Lan
caster county. Finding an Irate fath
er , with the aid of friends a swift
team was procured and the couple
drove to Pawnee City , where another
license Wcis procured and the couple
made one. The Lancaster county doc
ument lie too * back with him to Lin
coln. Arriving homo and driving up
to the residence of the bride they
were not permitted to enter and took
their dinner at the house of a mutual
They took the afternoon train for
Lincoln , their future home. The
bride is the daughter of W. G. Ly
man of this place and the groom Is "a
nephew of Captain R. P. Jennings.
Ue-KstHl.llsh IMnlr Koad.
WEST POINT , Neb. , Juno 25. The
county board of supervisors has de
cided to re-establish the bpundariesi
of the historic "Blair road" within the
confines of this county. This is one
of the oldest established roads in the
state and runs in a diagonal direction
from the southeast corner of the coun
ty to the city of West Point' , thereby
saving the farmers living along the
route a considerable distance to the
county sent. It was established by a
special act of the legislature on Feb
ruary 15 , ISfiO , but the records of that
body being inaccessible to the people
of this county heretofore the fact was
denied and the road allowed to fall
Old Settle of Snrny.
PAPILLION , Neb. , June 25. The
old settlers of Sarpy county held a pic
nic at Howard's grove Saturday after
noon. John I. Goss of Bellevue was
speaker of the day. Fully 500 people
from the surrounding country were
present. The Paplllion baud furnished
music for the occasion.
Seven Year gen'once.
CLAY CENTER , Neb. , June 25. An
adjourned tesslon of the district court
IB being held here , with Judge Stubbs
presiding. The man Nelson , who
broke jail hero two years ago , and was
brought back by Sheriff Secord last
week from Carthage , Mo. , was arraign
ed in court and pleaded guilty to burg
lary , receiving a sentence of seven
years In the pen.
Street Fnlr Prejmrallon .
NORTH PLATTE , Neb. , Juno 25.
The first meeting of the street fair
executive committee was hold nt the
Commerclnl club rooms. Officers were
selected and the chairman of several
subcommittees appointed. Tlie unan-
roous sentiment of the committee was
that no time should be lost in getting
ready for the fair and preparations
will begin at once. The officers of the
executive committee are : Chairman ,
John Bratt ; vice chairman , " \ , R. Me-
Keen ; secretary , W. H. McDonald ; as
sistant secretary , Butler Buchanan ;
treasurer , W. A. Vollmer
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