Custer County Republican. (Broken Bow, Neb.) 1882-1921, August 30, 1900, Image 8

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D , M. A.MSnicnnr , Vuhllihur.
John C. Orrlck , the well known St.
Louis attorned , died of brain trouble.
Drouth In portions of Kansas and
Missouri has been broken by ncavy
At Copenhagen ! Carl Smith , the
sculptor , of Washington , died of
Brlghl's disease.
The Chicago building trades' coun
cil will try again to bring the con
tractors to terms.
An anarchist meeting held In Ber
lin was dispersed by the police , who
ai rested the speaker.
At Amsterdam , N. Y. , Judge John
Beverly , late of the superior court of
the state of Washington , died.
English purchasing agents have been
stationed at Lawrence , Kan. , to pur
chase artillery and cavalry horsej.
At St. Joseph , Mo. , A. Trtiex , assist
ant night foreman of the South St.
Joseph stock yards , committed suicide.
William McMtlL i : of Nevada City ,
Nev. , has boon appointed liifi ector of
surveyors general and local kind of
Marcus Dally left Paris for London
on his way back to New York. Thuro
is no truth in the report of his lll-
Animal keepers at Lincoln Park ,
Chicago , think the death of a 10-
months-old leopard was duo to appen
There Is a vigorous resumption of
work upon the part of the agricultural
industries in the province of Santiago
do Cuba.
Colonel Marchand , of Fashoda fame ,
has been appointed tothe general
staff of the China expeditionary corps
of France.
Prince Maximilian of Saxony has ac
cepted the professorship of canonical
law at the University of Freyburg ,
BrescI , the assassin of King Hum
bert , has asked for a postponement of
his trial until witnesses can arrive
from the United States.
The sultan of Turkey has ordered
a committee to investigate the recent
massacre of two hundred Armenians
in the Sassun districts of Asiatic Tur
The station agent at the Milwau
kee's station at Slater , la. , was
slugged , bound and gagged , and his as
sailants then cracked and looted the
At Medina , 0. , the county court
house was wrecked by a terrific ex
plosion of dynamite , a largo box of
which was stored In the basement of
the building.
Arrangements are being made to
have 5,000 wives , daughters and moth
ers of the locked out building trades'
workmen march in the Labor day pa
rade in Chicago.
Joe Alvarez , the richest cattleman
of El Paso county , Texas , died of
wounds received last week in a pitched
battle with four Now Mexico outlaws
on his ranch near Vlnton.
Miss Helen Gold has presented 250
specimens of valuable plants , which
are cuttings from the Gold conserva
tories at Irvington , to the Botanical
Gardens In Bronx Park In Now Vork
The census office has made public
the census returns of St. Paul and
Minneapolis. The population of St.
Paul Is 163,632 , an increase over 1890
of 30,476. The population of Minneap
olis Is 202,718 , an increase of 37,980.
Calvin Tltun , who scaled the walls
of Peking , was a member of the Sal
vation army in Topska for several
months. Ho was related to Captain
Lee , a well known Salvation Army of
ficer and an evangelist of some note.
After repeated efforts on the part of
Mrs. Charles Blocckner to get the po
lice magistrate to order her husband
of Cchicago , who had deserted her ,
to pay something towards her support ,
her baby died of starvation in the
court room.
George H. Hosmer , one of the best
known oarsmen In the world , Is dead
at the Carney hospital in Boston.
Owing to the case of bubonic plague
at Hamburg , the government authori
ties are taking unusual precautions to
avoid the Introduction of the pest in
any part of German territory.
Count von Goetzen has been promoted
meted to the rank of captain on the
general staff of the German army.
Things are lively In the "horse
business" in the Pacific coast country.
The United States , German and Brit
ish governments are all striving hard
to find and purchase cavalry and ar
tillery horses for shipment to China.
John Mitchell , president of the Unit
ed Mine Workers of America , says
the organization will take no partisan
Interest in politics this fall.
The population of Philadelphia , ac
cording to the count just completed at
the census office , IB 1,203.697. The
population In 1890 was 1,046,964.
Miss Mary C. Burton of Kansas City ,
Kan. , has been appointed a teacher at
the Umatllla Indian school , Oregon.
Chairman Stewart of the prohibition
national committee says that the pro
hibition special train with speakers
wil llnvadc Kentucky and that the vote
for Woollcy is expected to bo twice
that for Leverlngs.
'Major ' John B. Kerr of the Tenth
cavalry is ordered to Berlin as mili
tary attache of the United States em
bassy there.
A strike of all the woodworkers in
Chicago will be called September 1
unless the mill owners consent to sign
the agreement for an eight-hour day.
Governor Shaw has appointed Con
gressman J. P. Dolllver of Fort Dodge
United States senator from Iowa to
succeed John Henry Gear.
General Chaffeo. the gallant com
mandant ot the American troops In
China , Is slated for a promotion to the
first vacancy that occurs among the
brigadier generals.
A ill ( MD SO FAR.
Rtnia , Germany and Japan Ilavo Yet to
Break ClT Relations with Ohitia ,
IViuliliiRlon HUH IIo'uil Nothing Iti liny *
rnnn Conger , Htmicy in1 Cliunt'u P 'Ur
IXlircMoii us to InlcriwtlimnlH Action
Mciintni : of Kutplitn AttlUulc ,
WASHINGTON , Aug. 27. Russia ,
Germany and Japan have not declared
war upon China , cither separately erIn
In ( ioncort. Thin statement Is made
upon the authority of the highest
Wlmt those nations mny do within
the next forty-eight hourn , or within
the next fortnight , Is a question which
no ono if * Wnshlii3ton Is prepared to
A brief dispatch from Che Fee , con
veying n rumor current there that
Russia , Germany itnd Japan had joined
In u declaration of war upon China ,
aroused some Intel ustctl comment
among Washington olllclala r.nd among
diplomatic representatives of foreign
governments resident hero. In neither
official nor diplomatic circles , how
ever , wan the rumor taken seriously.
No information of such action has
reached cither the Derailment of State
or the legations of the governments
primarllj Interested. That fact alone
is accepted iu official circles is a suffi
cient refutation of the rumor.
Officials of the State , War and Navy
departments were at thalr desks early
today , but up to the hour of closing
for the day not a word had been heard
from Minister Conger , General Chat-
foe or Admiral Remcy. Since thu dis
patch from Consul Fowler was received
late last Thursday night the Depart
ment of State has received no advices
from any source In China , except a
brief cablegram from Minister Conger
inquiring how ho should route lily
messages. The text of the dispatch ,
which , It was explained , was very brief
and purely administrative In charac
ter , was not made public. The War
department has received no dispatch
from General Chaffee , known to havu
come directly from him , for about a
weok. Cablegrams signed "Chalfcc"
have been received , but as they con
tained only lists of casualties it Is as
sumed they wore Rent by some subor
dinate officer In General Chaffee's
name. From no official sources has the
department learned of the departure
of forty Americans from Peklu to Tien
Tsln , as reported to a London paper
under date of August 19.
Advices from General Chaffeo are
expected hourly , us the military tele
graph line bctwden Tien Tsln and Pc-
kln , which has been Interrupted , pre
sumably Is being or has bc i repaired.
Imperative Instructions wore sent yes
terday to the commander of the United
States forces at Tien Tsln to have the
line restored at once mulor the pro
tection of a cavalry detachment. A
suspicion exists hero that the delay in
messages , both from and to Washing
ton , Is rather between Che Fee and
Shanghai than between Tien Tsln and
Pokln. From Cho Fee to Shanghai
the telegraph line Is In control of the
Chinese authorities and it is suspected
they are not so prompt in the trans
mission of messages as they might
Later In the day a dispatch was re
ceived at the Japanese legation from
the foreign office of Japan conveying
the latest and most authentic Informa
tion of the situation in and around
Pekin. In a measure the advices
were of a diaqnlctlng nature , as they
Indicated that the Chinese had rallied
their forces and were preparing for an
nttack upon the allies In Pekln. If
it should prove that the allied forces
were besieged In Pekln It would ac
count for the lack of advices from
General Chaffeo.
AmvrlruiiH Lrn1'ekln. .
LONDON , Aug. 27. A special dis
patch from Pekln , dated August 20 ,
says : Forty Americans , with an escort
of United States troops , start for Tien
Tain tomorrow.
rMlilTli ] Through thn I'alnre.
PARIS , Aug. 27 General Frcy ,
commanding the French forces at 1'e-
kln , telegraphs under date of August
20 :
"The allies have driven the Boxers
from all the points they occupied. The
allies are camped outside the imperial
palace , which was occupied by some
coldlers of the regular Chinese army.
Th generals decided to march the In
ternational forces through the palace
doors , which wuio afterward closed. "
Farmer Klllnil ulili u Mint Ciin.
STUART , Neb. , Aug. 25. Henry
Beck , residing near Boneskee , S. D. ,
was mowing and carrying a shotgun
with him. In some manner the gun
was ( Uncharged and the bullet pene
trated his left lung , causing his death.
Mrs. Mnoru fur I'rt'Kldont.
TOPEKA , Kan. , Aug. 27. Mrs. 0. L.
Moore , cx-dopartmont president of the
Woman's Relief Corps of Kansas , IB
being boomed for national president of
the organization. She was endorsed
at the rccont state convention of the
Woman's Relief Corps and the Kansas
delegates to the Chicago encampment ,
which started north tonight , will work
for her election
Mcxlrun War Vctrrunn.
CINCINNATI , O. , Aug. 2V. The Na
tional Association of Mexican War
Veterans will meet In Cincinnati , Sep
tember 13 and 14 , and the local com-
mltto of entertainment have nrarnged
a very enjoyable program for the
pleasure of the veterans. This pro
gram covers receptions , banquets and
rides to points of Interest hi and about
the city , inculding a visit to the mll-
tary camp at Fort Thomas. Mexican
veterans arc expected from all over
the country , as it is probable that this
will be the last formal meeting of the
national association.
TliolMiiiiitl of VllhlKu IlofilRi-Md Flocking
to Oily CupUiriMl \ jf AllliM.
LONDON , Aug. 27. The latest news
from Pekln Indicates that the situa
tion thcie fa unchanged. The imperial
city is Htlll limited , but hits not yet
bouii occupied. The allies when the1
last message left , were still refraining
from aggressive action pending In
structions from Ihflr government.
An attack from liO.OOO Boxers was
expected and to meet this the whole
American force and the British ui'tll- '
lery , affording to a dispatch to the
Morning Post from Pekln , tinted Au
gust 18 , .vns moved to the outer city
wall. The Boxers were reported com
ing from thu mitli.
General Dorwnrd , In his report of
thn engagement outside Tien Tsln Au
gust 1 ! ) , when the Americans , British
and Japanese signally defeated a largo
force of Boxers , killing over 300 , says
in n dispatch daled August 25 :
"Tlio lines ot communication near
Tien Tain cro now free from danger.
The enemy had been treating the vll-
lagora badly. Several decapitated
bodies wera found near their camp.
The vlllagora are now fighting to Tien
Tain at the rate of about a thousand a
day. As ( hero Is not more than u
month's food supply , there Is every
prospect of a famine shortly. "
The declaration that a famine is Im
minent In consequence of the inade
quacy of provisions for the hordes of
refugees nt Tien Tslu adds u. new ele
ment of peril to the situation.
Shanghai advlccp say the report of
the capture of Emperor Hwang Su Uy
the Japanese was erroneous. It was a
case of mistaken Identity. The Pekin
coricapondcut of the Daily Telegraph ,
writing August 1 ! ) , nays that the em-
prcfW dowager fled westward , and adds :
"Sho has a bodyguard of 1,500 and as
the mountainous oliaractoi of the
country would ptuvenl artillery for-
lowiug , It IH believed she will not bo
pursued. "
This correspondent reports every
thing quiet on the date of his dispatch ,
but a telegram to the same paper from
Tien Tsln , doted August 21. asserts
that 1,000 Russians , Germans and Jap-
aneao pushed forward from Peklu with
the Intention , it was assumed , of pur
suing the fleeing empress dowager.
At a conference of ministers and
generals , hold at Taku Friday , it was
decided , according to the correspond
ent of the Dally Telegraph , to refer
the fate of Iho Forbidden city to Eu
Ariniiiir Ccta un Order for (1OOP , ( ) ( ) ( )
I'oundft for Boldlrm.
CHICAGO , 111. , Aug. 27. Armour
Co. have roLelvcd an order from the
Russian government for G.OOO.OOOi
pounds of "beef on the hoof" to the ]
food the soldiers of the czar in China. '
This is the largest order of the kind
in the hlstoiy of the Chicago meat
trade. Options are said to have been
taken upon every available ship in the
carrying trade on the Pacific. II will
lake 5,000 fatled caltlc to fill the order.
The catllo will be soul from San
Francisco via Hawaii and Japan.
Vlan for Uprlalng In Munlln. _
WASHINGTON , Aug. 27. The War
department 1ms made public letters
found among the papers of General ;
Rlcart , recently arcsted by the pollcc
near Manila. Among them is an unsigned - '
signed letler In regard lo an allack on
Manila In January , 1900. It states that
the reason for nol carrying out the
proposed attack was because of the
small number of resolute persons sta
tioned at the gates and because Gen-
eal Otis had gone aboard a ship in
Manila bay. Another attack was
planned , but not carried out because
the "enemy" made a careful search of
the city.
After KxprrHH Itnhhora.
BURLINGTON , ia. , Aug. 27. TWO
detectives left Burlington tonight for
some point cast , whore It Is claimed
they will arrest men concerned In the
$20,000 express robbery. Absolutely
nothing Is known of the point that it
is stated that there arc three in the
gang and it will be In the hands of the
detectives by noon Monday. The
point of arrest is said to be some clly
belwcen Burlington and Chicago.
A Soldier Diet llruvrly.
LONDON , Aug. 27. A special dls-
' patch from Pretoria , dated August 24 ,
gives description of the execution on
Friday of Lieutenant Cordua of the
Transvaal artillery , convicted by court
martial of breaking his parole In plot
ting to abduct Lord Roberts and H.HI
British officers. Cordua walked fear
lessly to the garden behind the jail.
At his own request he was not bound
and sat In a chair with folded arms.
Ten bullets entered his body.
1Varlil | > H to Kit force Claim.
TANGER , Morocco , Aug. 27. A
United States war ship has arrived
hero today to support the claim aris
ing out of the murder last Juno of
Marcos Essagln , a naturalized Ameri
can citizen , who was the manager of
the Fez branch of the French firm of
Braunswelg & Co.
OIIKIIA of Two Cltli'K.
WASHINGTON , Aug. 25. The pop
ulation of Rochester , N. Y. , was made
public today by the census bureau. It
Is 162,105 , against 133,896 In 1890. an
Increase of 28,539 , or 51.31 per cont.
The population of Indianapolis , as
just made public by the census bureau ,
Is 169.1C4 , against 105.436 In 1890 , an
increase of 03,728 , or 60.44 per cent.
Itohi'rlM "MoiiIn ( ieiu > raln ,
CAPETOWN , Aug. 27 Lord Rob
erts arrived yesterday at Belfast , a few
miles west of Mnchododorp , where hemet
met Sir Redvors Duller , General
French and General Pole-Carow.
Everything is now ready for an ad
Declaration of AVar.
CUE FOO , Aug. 27. It Is rumored
on good authority that Russia , Ger
many and Japan have declared war on
China and Invite England and tlio
United States to retire.
iHartb cf Vengeful Boxers Routed ITcar
to City of Tien Tjin ,
TrlpraiiiM | Aniionliro tlio Ciiptnro
of Kinpc'ror ICtrail ) ; Kit anil 1'rlnco
Titan , nn Well IIH InTni'iilatlon of n 1'ro-
LONDON , Aug. 25. Five hundred
American troops participated hi a sig
nal tlofcat of Boxers outside of Tien
Tsln August 15. The fact Is reported
from Vicuna. Details came from the
Router agent at Tien Tulu in n dis
patch dated August 20. In addition
to the Americans the force consisted
of 375 British and 200 Japanese , all
under the British general , Dorward.
The fight look place at n village six
miles west of Tien Tsln , where the al
lied forces found a considerable nuin-
bor of Boxers , whom they engaged ,
killing over HOO and taking sixty-four
wounded prisoners , who wore sent to
tlio hospitals of the allies. The vil
lage was burned. The Americans had
five wounded , the Japanese six and
the British none. Hundreds of Box
ers , flags , spears and swords were cap
From Shanghai conies a report , qual
fled by the assertion thai It Is from
purely Chinese sources , thai Ihe cm-
pi-ss dowager , after proceeding one
day's journey from Pokln , became ter
rified at the looting by General Tung
Full Sing's soldiers , and went back lo
A Chinese telegram from Sian Fu
says that Prince Tumi has been captur
ed by a detachment of the allies.
Other Chinese messages record the for
mation of a provisional government in
Pekin by the allies , but this appears
to bo a purely military measure and
merely an elaboration of the scheme
for dividing the city Into sections for
police purposes.
LI Hung Chang has received word
thai Iho allies enlcrcd Pekln easily ,
because the troops of General Tung
Full Slang utterly refused to face Ihe
According to the Shanghai correspondent
pendent of the Daily Telegraph Earl
Li , recognizing the futility of an at
tempt to drive the foreigners from
China , now professes conversion to
reform principles.
Shanghai advices announce the re
ceipt there or Chinese official advices
asserting that Emperor Kwang Su has
been found and rescued by the Jap
Messages from Tien Tsln report se
rious mortallly among the American
horses , owing to the heat.
Delayed advices to Repler , daled
Pekln , August 14 , reiterate the state-
menls regarding the treachery of the
Chinese on the night before the re
lief. They had Informed Iho members
of Ihe legations that orders had been
issued to cease firing. This was fol
lowed by a desperate atlack. And it
was only the welcome sound of Ihe
cannon of Iho relieving force in Ihe
morning lhat renewed the courage of
the foreigners. The correspondent
adds :
"The Chinese admit having lost 3,000
In the various attacks upon the lega
tions. Our rations dwindled to one
pound a day , consisting of horse flesh
and rice. " When the American de
tachment atlacked Ihe whole Chinese
force conconlralcd against them , leav
ing the Sha Ho gale unwatched ,
whereupon the British entered there
without the loss of a man.
Trouble Among TelpRrnphern.
SAN FRANCISCO , Cal. , Aug. 23.
The Chronicle says : Trouble is brewing
ing In the Order of Railway elegraph-
ers. The Immediate cause of Iho
trouble Is the action of W. V. Powell ,
president of the order , in suspending
George Estee , chairman of division 53.
For some time there has been much
dissatisfaction among the telegraphers
regarding the administration of cer
tain regulations which relate to the
Insurance benefits of the order. Presi
dent Po\yoll took a stand which was
distasteful to many of the members ,
and especially those of division 53 , and |
when Esteo was called on to execute
the orders Issued by his superior he
hsitated and finally referred the matter -
tor back to headquarters. The corre
spondence that followed did not con
tribute much toward the settlement
of the misunderstanding nnd a few
day ago the edict of suspension was
I.lout. Cordua I * Shot.
LONDON , Aug. 25. A special dis
patch from Pretoria says thai Lieu
tenant Cordua was shot yesterday
( Friday ) afternoon.
LONDON , Aug. 24. A special dis
patch from Pretoria , dated today , says :
"General Lord Roberts has confirmed
the sentence of death imposed upon
Lieutenant Cordua , formerly of the
Staals artillery , who was convicted of
being a ringleader in the plot to ab
duct General Roberts and kill British
officers. "
I'rclc III tlio I'cnltcntliirv.
COLUMBUS , 0. , Aug. 25. Peck ar
rived at the penitentiary In the cus
tody of the sheriff of Summ" county
at 8:50 : tonight. He felt greatly re
lieved when the heavy iron gate closed
behind him and ho realized that he
was safe from mob violence. Ho had
little to say and was quickly conduct
ed to a cell. '
tliipHtifKu t'mirtt'Hjr to American * .
WASHINGTON. Aug. 25. The state
department Is in receipt of a dispatch
from the consul of the United States
at Osako ( Kobe ) , Japan , accompanied
by a translation of a note from his
excellency , the governor of Hiogo
province , acting as chief commissioner
of the Japancssc Red Cross society ,
stating that owing to the disturbances
in China should any wounded Ameri
can soldiers or any sick or wounded
refugees arrive al Hlogo or bo passing
through that city the Japanese Red
Cross would have pleasure in renderIng -
Ing tneni every possible aid.
UUcovoify of nn OmUnlon In tlio
iiuiin Hutuift. .
LINCOLN , Nob. , Aug. 27. Kelson
nicli , one of the attorneys represent
ing the Union Pacific railway com
pany who has boon delving Into the
maximum rate law for the purpose of
finding Irregularities , was rewarded
by the discovery that the penalty
clause of tlio bill and one unimportant
section of the bill were not In the
engrossed copy , though the missing
portions arc In the enrolled bill which
was signed by the governor. Now the
question Is , how did the penalty clause
Bet into the enrolled bill , being miss
ing from the engrossed bill ?
What effect this discovery will have
on the litigation now In the courts
over the enforcement of the maximum
rate law is not known , but Mr. Rich
Intimates that ho considers the dis
covery of great importance. Ills road
has been sued for over $000,00 for violating
elating the law. He says the omission
was overlooked by others who have
examined Into the record relating to
the passage of the law. The house
journal shows that the penalty clause
and other amendments were adopted
but the clause and the amendments
do not appear In the engrossed bill ,
and as the bill serves as the original
copy from which the enrolled bill Is
made , the omission may play an Im
portant part In litigation. As the
courts do not accept the engrossed
1)111 In evidence , some profess to be
lieve that the omission Is of no mport-
anco whatever. However , If the omis
sion la of any moment , it is of vital
importance , uccausc tiic act without
the penalty clause would be valueless.
Asiatittcd mi the Train ,
OIIAIIA. Aug. 27. Edward E. Balch ,
assistant cashier of the Omaha Na
tional bank , was assaulted and robbed
in a. Pullman sleeper on a Northwest
ern train while coming from Chicago
to Omaha. Ho was roughly handled ,
brutally mauled about the head and
did not regain consciousness for sev
eral hours after the assault. Immed
iately upon the arrival of the train
in Omaha , Mr. Balch was removed to
his home , where medical attention
was given his wounds. The attending
physician does not anticipate any se
rious consequences from the Injuries.
The perpetrator of the deed escaped
with $50 In cash and two drafts of $50
each belonging to Mr. Balch.
The affair Is a mysterious one in
every particular. Not the slightest
clew as to the identity of the robber
Is at hand and the theories advanced
by those who are investigating the
case are decidedly vague. The robber
did not attempt to hold up all of the
passengers In the sleeper. He awoke
none of the occupants and accom
plished his work with the greatest
Murder nt Wayne.
V/AYNE , Neb. , Aug. 27. A man ,
supposed to bo Robert Bigham of Dun-
bar , Neb. , was brutally murdered here
by another man who gave his name
as Adolph Wonlund of Buckland , Mo.
Both men had been placed in tl" city
jail , Bigham for being Intoxicated and
Wonlund because he had been put off
the train here and teemed to bo men
tally unbalanced , not knowing where
he was going.
The murderer gave his reason for
committing the horrible crime , ac
complished by crushing the man's
face with his heels , that the murdered
man was an enemy of his soul and
that God had ordered him to do the
bloody work. The Insanity of the
murderer is not questioned. Bigham
was on his way to Big Spring , Neb. ,
and has a son-in-law living near
runner 1)1 I'M Suddenly.
CLARKS , Neb. , Aug. 25. Reaben
Ronker , with his family , passed
through Clarks on their way to Ames ,
Neb. , where he expected to work in
the beet fields. When about two miles
out of town he died almost Instantly
while on the seat of the wagon. The
corpse was brought to Clarks and bur
led. The wife was without moans ana'
the citizens of this place raised about
$35 for her and gave her all the as-
slstnnce possible.
A ItlK Hnllot.
OMAHA , Aug. 27. While the official
ballot that will be used at the election
this fall has not yet been printed , it
is known that it will be a huge affair.
Printers who have made some esti
mates on the ballot , say that It will
require a little over five feet In length.
Printed in accordance with the law ,
the letter used must be one-eighth of
an inch in helghth and a space three-
sixteenths of an inch between each
name. Thus with the names of the
presidential doctors , candidates for
the legislature and county and pre
cinct officers , the ballot will be the
longest ever presented to the electors
of this county.
Dead Hnbjr ICencucd From I'lrc.
WAYNE , Nob. , Aug. 27. The resi
dence of II. Hassford was struck by
lightning and the house and most of
the contents burned. The family was
in the cyclone cave and when the
house was burning , It was remembered
that the corpse of the little baby who
'died the night before was In danger
of cremation. One of the family ran
into the burning structure and res
cued the little body.
Violating tlio ( iuinc Law ,
BLOOMFIELD , Neb. , Aug. 27.
Without regard to law , the hunters
are numerous in this vicinity , and ere
the first of September comes , few ol
the immature young chickens will
have escaped the burning motten of
the trespassing nlmrod. Even young
quails are now being recklessly killed.
This manner of works , robs the legit
imate sportsman and the farmer of
pleasure and profit , to which ho is
entitled by virtue of feed and protec , _
tion tendered the birds. The law
should bo observed or repealed.
Aitorney Ueneral Piles Supreme Court
in Support of the Law ,
Keasoiis for Knimlng the 1IIU 1'amcil tlio
Iii'RMnturo nnd KITorti to Jti-pcal It
1'lonU-r round In the Missouri Itlver
OlliiT NillriiMm "Mutters.
LINCOLN , Nob. , Aug. 22. The at
torney general filed In supreme court
his brief in the case of Ihe state
ajjainst the Durlh'gton and the Elk *
horn railroads , as per the stipulation
reached at the recent extra session of
the supreme court. The question to
bo decided In whether or not the title
which is borne by the act creating the
board of transportation and defining
its duties , as the same appears on file
In tJie secretary ot state's office , was
passed by both houses of the legis
lature. The defense holds that it was
not , and that , therefore , the act was
invalid , and the board without legal
existence. It was on this point that
Judge Munger granted his temporary
Injunction restraining the board from
Interfering with existing -interstate
traffic rates. And it Is this point that
the supreme court Is asked to pass OH
before the question of making the In
junction permanent la passed on by
Judge Munger.
In his brief the attorney general re-
vlows exhaustively the history of the
passage of the bill and its title , in an
attempt to show that the title berne
by the enrolled bill is the same an
that under which it passed both the
house and the senate.
lEIrliiirdHon Is Driul.
ALLIANCE , Neb. , Aug. 22 The
shooting of Briulis Richardson bj R.
M. Kline has proved to bo a fatal
shooting , Richardson dying. Richard
son was a ealoon keeper and Kllno
was a musician employed by Richard
son , who , with his wife , played In
Richardson's saloon. There Is no ex
citement , as it was done In the ten
derloin district and between parties
who make up its citizenship. The af
fair grew out of an Insult said to have
been offered to Kline's wife while eho
was drinking beer and playing the
piano with her husband in Richard
son's saloon. Richardson's former
homo was at Beroa , Ky. , where he has
a wife and five children. Kline is an
itinerant fiddler and his wife a piano
player employed to play In such places.
Kline is in custody.
Locating Stolen Goods.
HUMBOLDT , Neb. , Aug. 22. A num
ber of parties In and near Humboldt
are ill at ease .these days owing to the
presence of a railroad company detec
tive , who Is here endeavoring to lo
cate a quantity of merchandise- which
was taken from the cars which were
smashed up at tlio time of the wreck
In the here. The
yards smash-up oc
curred abou 3 o'clock in the morning ,
and the section men did not arrive on
the scene for some time , and subse
quent eventa go to show that some
other parties visited the wreck earlier ,
for when the goods were checked over
n considerable shortage was discov
ered and the officials ordered an in
Nathan Itedfleld' * Dentil.
'NEBRASKA CITY , Neb. , Aug. 22.
Nathan Redfleld , one of the oldest settlers
tlors of this section , Is dead. The do-
aeased same to this city In 1856 and
has since- made it his home , save when
ho served with the Second Nebraska
cavalry in the civil war. He was 78
years of age. His funeral will take
place tomorrow under the auspices of
the Grand Army of the Republic post
of this city. Ho loaves a widow and
one son.
Found u Floater.
HOMER , Neb. , Aug. 22. The nude
body of an unknown man was found
floating in the-Missouri river about
six miles southeast of here at Blyburg
by some young men. Coroner Sawyer
at Jackson was notified and will hold
an inquest. It was at first believed
to bo the remains of the man who
ler.ped from the combination bridge at
Sioux City about three weeks ago , but
as he was fully dressed It proved not
to bo him. The body was secured to
the shore pending investigation.
Mnrahal I.earra Town.
CALLAWAY , Neb. , Aug. 22. George
Rupert , who has been marshal of Cal-
laway for eomo time , suddenly left for
parts unknown. No trace of him has
yet been found , and numerous credit
ors mourn his departure , ho having
run bills and borrowed money from al
most every business man in the town.
His wife and baby were left behind.
Old Coi trnversjr Itevlveil.
CALLAWAY , Neb. , Aug. 22. The
present outlook indicates that Ouster
county will be divided this fall. The
vote in this quarter will be almost
unanimous for It , and reports come
from the other quarters that parties
who heretofore opposed division wilt
vote for it on the present Hnoo ,
Kohhed a
OCTAVIA , Neb , , Aug. 21. Robbers
onlered the hardware store and post-
ofilco here and blew open Ihe safe ,
securing auout ? 97 worm of postage
stamps and a icw cents in money. The
robbers used black powder to do the
work. Pieces of the safe were blown
through the ceiling. No clue.
Klrliardu Is Wanted.
BLAIR , Neb. , Aug. 22. The case of
J. B. Richards , the man taken In cus
tody as a fugitive from justice from
Minnesota , came up tor hearing In the
county court. Owing to the absence of
Important teslimony the case was con
tinued until Saturday. Ball was fixed
at ? 3,000. It is expected the requisl-
| lion papers will be hero by that time.
I when In all probability the prisoner
. will be taken to Minnesota , where It
is alleged the crime of assault with
I iutoul to kill was committed.