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TO 13ANISE .THEM
'KITCHENER ' ISSUES PROCLAMA
TION TO THE REBELS.
I'rrninlilo Summing tip Condi
tions In South Africa London Tapers
Appi-civo of tlio Orilur liners Given
LONDON , Aug. 10. A parliamentary
paper has been Issued containing the
proclamation Issued by Lord Kitchen-
er August 7 , in accordance with in
structions from the imperial govern
ment , the governments of Cape Colony
-and Natal.concurrlng. The proclama
tion says :
"All commandants , Hold cornets and
leaders of armed bands , being burgh
ers of the late republics and still en-
.Riged In resisting his majesty's forces ,
whether iln the Orange'Colony , the
Transvaal or other portions of his
majesty's South African dominions ,
and all members of the late govern
ments of the Orange Free State and
the Transvaal , sha 1 , unless they sur
render before September 15 , be per
manently banished from South Africa.
'The cost of the maintenance of the
families of all burghers in the Holds
who have not surrendered by Septem
ber 15 shall he recoverable from such
burghers and shall be a charge upon
their property , removable and Immov
able , In the two colonies. "
Preliminary correspondence shows
that the proclamation is based on sug
gestions which the government of
Natal forwarded to Colonial Secretary
Chamberlain , July 2-1 , and that the
date , September 15 , was recommended
by Lord Milner.
REASONS FOll PROCLAMATION.
The reasons of the government for
the proclamation of Lord Kitchenf-
August 7 are set forth in a preR. * * * lo
to the proclamation , as follows :
"Whereas , The late Orange ( Free
State and South African republic have
been annexed to his majesty's domin-
"Whereas Ills ' forces
, majesty's are
and have been for some considerable
time in complete possession of seats of
government for the aforesaid territor
ies with their public olllccs and the
whole machinery of administration ,
ns well as the principal towns and the
whole of the railways ; and ,
"Whereas , A great majority of the
burghers of the two late republics , to j
the number of 25,000 , exclusive of
those who have fallenin war , arc now
cither prisoners or liave submitted to
his majesty's government , and are liv
ing peaceably in towns and camps un
der control of his majesty's forces ;
"Whereas The burghers of the late
republics still in arms are not only few
in number but have lost ahnost all
their guns and munitions of war , and
ace devoid of regular military organiza
tion , and arc , therefore , unable to car
ry on regular warfare or to offer any
organized resistance to his majesty's
forces In any part of the country ; and ,
"Whereas , Those burghers who
arc s 111 in arms , though unable to
carry on regular warfare , coirinue tote
to make isolated attacks upon small
posts and detachments of his majes
ty's forces , to plunder or destroy property -
erty and to damage railway and tele
graph lines ; and ,
"Whereas , The country is thus
kept in a state of disturbance , checkIng -
Ing the resumption of agricultural and
Industrial pursuits ; and ,
"Whereas , 'his ' majesty's govern
ment Is determined to put , an end to a
.state of things which Is aimlessly pro-
longinu bloodshed and destruction and
inflicting ruin upon a great majority
of the inhabitants who are anxious to
live in peace and earn a livelihood for
themselves and their families ; mid ,
'Whereas , It is just to proceed
against those still resisting and espe
cially against those persons who , be
ing in a position of authority , are re
sponsible for the continuance of the
present stale of lawlessness and are
instigating their fellow burghers to
continue their hopeless resistance to
his majesty's government. "
AI'l'ROVJi OK PROCLAMATION.
The afternoon papers comment ap
provingly upon the proclamation of
Lord Kitchener. Even the Westmin
ster Gazette says there is no fault to
Hud with it , nor is there any objection
to make on the score of justice. It
thinks , however , that its extremely
doubtful if it will have any effect in
shortening ' the war. Most of the light
ing' Boors are already completely
ruined and nothing retrains them ,
owing to the devastation of the conn-
r IN .Surely Coming.
BRUSSELS , Aug. , 10. Mr. Krugor
yesterday received at Hilvorsum a rep
resentative of the Holland society of
Chicago. Ho confirmed the rumor of
his intention to visit the United
States , but said he had not yet fixed
thooatc on account of "possible events
in Europe. "
I'nliiiyrn Store Iliirglnrlzcil.
PALMYRA , Nob. , Aug. lo.-ffhe dry
goads store of R. Oakley was broken
into last night , the thief gaining en-
trance.by removing a window in the
cellar and going up through a trap
door in the floor. It must have been
a yotinir person and some ono acquaint
ed with the place , for there was noth :
ing taken but two dollars In pennies ,
left in the cash drawer. Goods were
scattered around as if searching for
THE PitIS CAST.
Itntt'o In The l.nlmrV6ritl < K In
PirrsnuRa , Aug. 7. The die is cast.
The battle of the giants Is on lu
earnest , whether to Ignomlnous defeat
of one side or the other , or compro
mise , remains to be seen. Up to this
evening It has been merely a' skirmish ,
each side trying to llnd the vulnerable
spot in the other's armor. Kow It Is
different , brought about by the actual
Issuance by President ShalTer of the
long-talked of general strike order.
This order was promulgated this even
ing to take effect after the last turn
ot the mills on August 10. What the
result will be no man can foretell , but
Judging by the expressed determina
tion of both parties to the controversy
the battle will be waged fast and fur-i
lously , Much money will be lost ,
thousands upon thousands of men will
bo kilo , great siilfdring Is looked for ,
even bloodshed and death arc possible
The strike call Includes practically
all amalgamated men In the United
States Steel corporation's employ not
now on strike. It was Issued from the
amalgamated association headquarters
and mailed to all amalgamated lodge
olllclals who arc expected to call their
men into the strike.
TKXT OF THK STRIKE OUDKIl.
The text of the call follows :
"Brethren : The olllcials of the
United States Steel trust have refused
to recognize as union men those who
are now striving for the right to or
ganize. The executive board has au
thorized 'me to Issue a call upon all
amalgamated and other union men in
name and heart to join in the move
ment to light for labor's rights.
"VVc must light or give up forever
our personal liberties.1'
"You will be told that you have
signed conti acts , but you never agreed
to surrender those contracts to the
United States Steel corporation. Its
ollicers think yon were sold to them ,
just as the mills were , contracts and
"Remember , iiefore you agreed to
any contract you took an obligation to
the amalgamated association , it now
calls you to help in the hour of need.
Unless the trouble is settled on or be
fore Saturday , Aug. 10 , 1001 , the mills
will close when the iirst turn is made
on that day. "
"Brethren , this is the call to pre
serve our organization. "We trust you
and need you. Uonic and help us and
may right come to a just cause. Fra
ternally yours. "T. J. SHAKKHK , "
"SAN FRANCISCO , Aug. 7. The Sol-
by Smelting and Lead company has
been robbed of S PO.OOO worth of gold
bullion. The theft occurred some time
last night , was not discovered until
morning. The thieves tunneled from
outside the building under the vault
at the Selby works , which are located
on the bay shore , about thirty miles
from San Francisco. They got away
u 1th near 1,200 pounds of line gold ,
worth twenty dollars an ounce , with
out leaving a trace of their identity
The lohbery is the most successful
and remarkable ever accomplished on
the Pacific coast , and was evidently
the work of skilled mechanics. The
whole affair was .skillfully planned
and skillfully executed. It ts supposed
that when the tobbers secured their
loot they loaded it into a boat that
was waiting and disappeared in the
fog that had come over San Francisco
bay. In their ho&lc to get away they
left twn gold bars , worth nearly $30-
OuO , lying on the bank at the water's
The police at all the bay cities were
Immediately notified of tle crime but
all they could discover was a few of
the tools that the robbers had used.
I50LDKST IN HISTORY OK STATIC.
"It is the boldest robbery In the
history of the state , " said Chief of De
tectives Seymour , thlsaftcrnoon , "and
from all the information that can be
obtained at this lime there Is abso
lute1 } ' no clue to the robbers. In fact
we do-not know whether the crime
was committed by one 'man or live.
The probabilities arc , however , that
more than one man was concerned in
"We have taken al ! precautions to
capture the robbers. Telegrams have
been sent to every sheriff in the cen
tral part 01 the state ordering him to
search for the missing gold , to over
haul every boat and steamer within
his jurisdiction ; to search every rail
road train and stage coach passing
through his country and to examine
everyone taking passage at the differ
ent railroad stations throughout the
"We can do no more than this , and
I think that , with the precautions wo
have taken , no stranger can leave the
state uninspected. Surely , if any at
tempt Is made to ship the bullion by
any of the ordinary modes of convey
ance , we will discover it. On the
whole , I believe the chances are good
for capturing the robbers. "
Trnulilii oil tint Hrtnrvntlon.
HJCLIJN-A , Mon. , Aug. 7. Trouble Is
brewing on the Flathead Indian reser
vation between Indittnsand Imlfbreeds.
Yesterday near Ronan station , six In
dians and three half-breeds exchanged
a number of shots , and one Indian was
shot in the arm.
The Indians object to the half breeds
picking up cattle. Both hides are re
inforcing and more trouble is antici
pated in the near future.
TO GREAT BEYOND
DEATH CALLS DOWAGER EMP
RESS OF GERMANY.
Collttno Como * Suddenly Knlfcnr Ar
rlv < > In Tlmo Tn Ho At Drntti llcd-
SnrvlvliiK Clillilrnt Of I'onmir ICin-
' pr < > M dithered In Cliiunlirr.
Gitoximitn , Aug. 0. Km press Fred-
crick Is dead. She died at 0:15 : p. in.
The death of the dowager empress
was somewhat sudden. At 4 o'clock
her physicians reported no change In
her condition. Emperor William and
her majesty's other children were in
the sick room most of the day.
The dowager empress , eldest child
of Victoria , who slowly died of cancer ,
has been called the most unhappy wo
man In all Europe. ' She was heart
broken at the death of her husband ,
Frederick the Noble , himself a victim
of cancer , and her last days were full
She was unloved by the people , as
shohcrsclf knew , for she recently said :
"I mean to live as longas J can , but
when I die , no one will bo sorry , least
of all myself. "
Her health had been rapidly falling
for some time , and she was too 111 tone
no to her dying mother's bedside. She
was notyetsixty-ono years old.
Emperor William arrived at Horn-
urg this morning and proceeded to
1IKLL9 TOLL DOL-KFUIi XKVt'S.
Closely following the announcement
of the death from the castle , the
church bells were tolled and the flags
half-masted. Visitors to the castle
began inscribing their names in a book
placed for the purpose In the hall. It
Is said the cause of death was dropsy ,
accompanying the cancer. The re
markable vitality of the dowager em
press astonished her physicians. She
retained consciousness to the end.
The castle grounds arc now surrounded
by soldieis and patrolled by hussars
and mounted police.
At/8 o'clock last evening Emperor
William conducted the members of the
dowager empress' household into the
d ° ath chamber , and led them , oni by
one , past the bedside , to take a last ,
farewell to their mistress.
The papers assert that the empress
dowager long ago adopted her hus
band's motto. "Learn to suffer with
out complaining. " She recently or
dered that the public should bo ex
cluded from the grounds of Frlederich-
shof , saying , "The world shall not
learn what I am suffering. 1 will not
be pitied in my misfortune. "
The announcement of the death of
Dowager Empress Frederick was pub
lished hero too late for comment In
j the evening papers , with the. exception
of the Prelsinnige Zuitung , which re-
'calls ' her heroic bearing .during her
; husband's last days , "when she silent
ly endured the heartless allusions of
the Chauvinistic ( German press "
This journal also praises her "digni
fied self ellacement" since the death
of Frederick , the noble.
Soon after the announcement was
made the flags on all the public buildIngs -
Ings in Berlin wcio half-masted. It
is taken for granted that the inter
ment will be at Kriedenskirche , Pots-
! dam , by the side of Emperor Fred- '
crick , but the dace of the function is
not yet known publicly. '
MOWS IlKACIIKS LONDON.
LONDON , Aug. 5.-The news of the
death of the '
Dowager Empress Fro -
'crick sprod slowly in London. The as
sociated press gave Buckingham pal
ace , Marlborough house and the Man
sion house the lir.st information that
her majesty was passing away. As all
members of the royal family and many
of the otllcials were out of town for
the holidays , it is probable that no of
ficial recognition of her majesty's
death will be Issued before morning.
The bolls of St. Paul's cathedral will
bo tolled when the secretary , Mr.
Ritchie , uillclally informs the Lord
mayor of the death of the dowauer
Cowiss , Aug. 5. King Edward re
ceived the ollleial news of the dcatn of
Dowayer Empress Frederick on board
the royal yacht almost simultaneously
with the receipt of the associated
press dispatch in London. The yacht's
Dag was immediately half-masted.
Tt'tlcly tn Cluist , CoyotoH.
COLORADO SI'RINOS , Col. , Aug. 0.
Vice President Theodore Roosevelt
with a party of live , left hero today
for a three day's coyote chase in the
vicinity of I ountaine , eighteen miles
south of tliIs city.
flllllltM ! lIl'COIIIIl IlMllluilt.
PKKIN , Aug. ( i. American and Eu
ropean residents assort that the demeanor
meaner of the Pekin populace is con
stantly becoming mure unfriendly and
that as the allied troops depart the
Chinese resume their old habits of
joistling and cursing foreigners in the
Slioulil lii < an Kn y Si'iNhiii.
, III. , Aug. 0. After a visit
to President McKinley at Canton Sen
ator Cullom says there Is not likely to
be any general tariff legislation next
winter , but that some of the. pending
commercial treaties ought to pass the
senate. The senator also talked of
government policy in other tines.
The senator returned home last
o.vening and went at once to Highland
Park , where lie is spending the sum-
ARREST A SUSPECT.
Pullco Clnlni tu llnvo Clue to Smcltor
SAN FRANCISCO , Aug. 9. Captain
Seymour , of the local detective force ,
has disclosed the Identity of the man
whom the police 'department has In
custody on suspicion of being Impli
cated In the robbery of $280,000 worth
of gold bull Ion from the Sclby smelter
works at Vallojo .I unction. The sus
pect Is John Winters , thirty-seven
years old , a former employe of the
smelling company. Captain Seymour
also outlined the evidence on which
Winters Is being hold , as follows :
"A man's cap which was found In
the railroad tunnel last Tuesday morn-
I > g has he-en positively identified as a
head covering worn by Winters , and
tostiengthcn this fact there Is the
further one that the suspect has been
wearing a new cap ever since the time
of the robbery. IIo explains his loss
of the old one by saying that It blow-
"The cover of the tunnel excavated
by the thieves was constructed of
laths upon which some cloth was fast-
e cd with tacks of a peculiar pattern ,
and tacks similar to these were found
todny In Winter's cabin. Portions of
lath similar to those composing the
iramework of tne cover have been
.found at the same place.
"A pistol owned by Winters and
found in his cabin Is covered with mud
which corresponds exactly with the
earth taken from the tunnel. In the
tunnel were found several tubes of
peculiar chalk which had evidentially
been used to smother the grinding
sound made by the drill by which the
lloor plate of the vault had been bored ,
and pieces of chalk exactly like them
were discovered In Winter's residence.
"In the cabin was also found a now
implement designed to cut gas p'pc '
A small electric battery and a tiny
electric bulb , the latter being covered
w th dirt , similar to that in the tuncl
n .dor . the vault , was found in thc
"Winters has been seen late at night
in the vicinity of the railroad tunnel
six or seven times by persons who had
occasion to pass that way. "
Winters stoutly claims that ho
knows nothing whatever about the
OT11KRS MAY 1 1C ARRKSTKI ) .
The prisoner Is tall and slender ,
with dark eyes and mustache , and a
swarthy complexion , such as to draw
immediate attention. lie was respect
ably dressed. *
It Is said that men now In the em
ploy of the smelting company are un
der suspicion , and jtho facts they have
in hand the police'appear to be conll-
dent of being able to make further ar
rests within the next few hours.
The authorities are disposed to be
lieve that some experienced eastern
crooks were connected with the rob
bery , owing to its clever manner of
"Dick" Phelan , theparoled , convict ,
who was suspected , has reported him
self ami claims to be able to establish
Special guards arc now stationed at
night In the neighborhood of the works
armed with shotguns and with direc
tions to take no chances on the escape
of anyone lurking about who could
not give a good account of himself. It
will lie a long and weary wait for the
robbers If they are awaiting an oppor
tunity to remove the bars from con
cealment near the works. As a stim
ulus to the army of detectives who are
working on the case the Selby Smelt-
In company has Increased the reward
o.lered from' W.OOO . to 82r ,000.
This will be paid for the arrest and
conviction of the criminals and for
the return of the gold. If only a part
is. if turned a proportionate part of the
reward will be paid. The company
places its exact loss at $2Si,003.01 :
Two KrnlKlitn Collltlr > .
Si'RiNoi'iKin , 111. , Aug. 0. An ex
tra freight on the Chicago & Alton
railroad at Greenvicw , twenty-live
miles north of Jacksonville , was run
into a freight train today and three
men seriously Injured as follows :
W. 1. Burns , fireman , Columbia , 111. ,
both legs run" over , necessitating am
putation ; may not survive shock of
James W. Wilson , painter for Alton ,
Wcllsvillo , Mo. , jumped from engine
of regular freight and had loft leg
John S. Kcnley , engineer , Bloomington -
ton , dislocated shoulder and bad
wound In the skull.
! Both engines wore totally wrecked
and several cars.
FOHT SCOTT , Kan. , Amr. 8 A jury
of prominent men in a justice court
here today found Uev. Mr. Price , pre
siding elder of the Methodist church ,
in this district , guillty of malicious
prosecution in a liquor case. The de
fendant was acquitted and the costs
wore assessed against the clergyman.
The verdict Is the result of a bitter
light for and against open saloons.
' ( TriiloiiN.v CniiHt" * Sliontlni ; .
, Col. , Aug. Mis. Philip
Hitchcock , wife of a prominent rail
road man , today shot and seriously
wounded James W. Roberts and hih
wife In their candy store , on sixteenth
street. The woman was shot In the
face and the man received two bullets ,
ono in the middle oftl'frnlu'ad It
was at flrst thought the man was kill
ed , but at the hospital ho revived ,
and the physicians hope for the reco
very of both.
NAME LATE DATE
POPULIST AND DEMOCRATIC CON
VENTIONS SEPTEMRER17. -
ftllvrr ItcpuMlrituft Uult-Dtrlda tn Die
Milvi'Tlmlr Slntoof OrKiinlrntlau I'op-
lllliti l 'i'lnr i AKitluit Noniliintlnc n
Oovornor till * rail.
LINCOLN , Aug. 8. The date of the
state conventions of the populist and
democratic ! parties was llxed yesterday
by the state committees for Septem
ber 10 In Lincoln. No date was named
for the silver republicans as they uis-
solved their state organization.
The people's Independent stale cen
tral met at the Grand hotel. ' For an
hour the members listened to a speech
by .1. 11. Cook , chairman of the pee
ple's party in Mlssoui'l ' , In which he
urged the reform forces of Nebraska
to join in the organization of a now
party. His appeal went unheeded.
Then a motion was passed instructing
a conference committee to meet a like
committee from the democrats and
ficu silver republicans to agree on
d.Ue , the populists expressing a i'r
fcronee of September 10 , the conven
tions to he held at Lincoln. Later
this committee reported that the dem
ocrats favored the 18th of September ,
and that the location named was fav
orable to both parties. The populists
favored an early date , compromised by
setting the date for September 10 , the
populist con vontlon to meet in the
auditorium at 2 p. m. on that day. The
basis of representation was llxed at
one degree from each county for every
one hundred votes or fraction thereof
polled In that county for W. A. Poyn-
terat the last election. This will
make a convention of more than
twelve hundred delegates.
The populist committee sat down on
the proposition ot .John O. Yclsor of
Omaha , to nominate a candidate for
governor , although this was not done
without imiflh discussion. Then the
committee took up the financial con
dition of the party In this state , and
urged that every clfoit bo made In
each county to raise the $ ltOO ; how
owing from Inst campaign. A n assess
ment for the coming campaign was
made , the counties being assessed $2
for every delegate given them In the
representation. Alter listening to a
short talk from Mr. Bryan , In which
he urged that the reform forces stand
together , the committee adjourned.
There were atiout twenty delegates
present , although three times that
many populists took part in the dis
cussions or watched the proceedings.
The democrats were united on the
Idea that fusion shall prevail this year.
They agreed to the date for the con
vention lixed by the populists and dis
cussed party measures and plans for
the campaign. Mr. Bryan spoke to
tlipm briefly before they adjourned ,
lie desired them to neglect no oppor
tunity to unite the fmces of rclorm.
The silver republicans decided to
dissolve their organization. Tills ac
tion was taken because of thcdllllculfcy
of maintaining a separate political
party with so lew members behind It
when other parties represent the same
views and may bo alllliated with easi
ly. At all the meetings a goodly at
tendance of members was noticeable.
Hum Him Allvo.
BIRMINGHAM , Ala , Aug. 8 With
agonizing screams and Ills eyes bulg
ing irom his head John Wesley L'enn-
Ingotu , a negro , was burned at the
btakenearhnterpii.se , Ala. , before a
crowd of 500 enraged and determined
citizens of Coll'ee enmity tliismOrning.
Tne mob was composed of botnwhltcs
and blacks. Pcnnington had commit
ted a brutal assault upon Mrs. .1.0.
D.ivis , the wittof one of the most
prominent I'anm rs of Uuffeo county
and eotiusscd ins guilt. The crime
was committed yesterday afternoon ,
wnile Mis. Davis was gathering vege
tables in her garden.
MOU QUICK TO KORM.
As soon as she regained conscious
ness Mis. Davis erasvled to the house
and told her husband what had hap
pened. A large posse Was quickly or-
uanized and Limy chased the negro
until early yesterday morning , when
he was captured In a swamp and rot-
turned for Identification. Mrs. Davis
Immediately recognized him and the
negro broke down and wept. lie ad-
mittcd having committed the assault
pleaded lor mercy , but with cries
of terror the trembling man was drag
ged from the house ami into the woods
where the crowd had gathered.
ANTIfll'ATJS THK OU'IC'OIK. '
Evidently expecting the confession ,
s ° veral ol the citizens had already
Driven an iron pipe in the ground and
as the men approached witn Penning-
ton both whites and blajks were pil
ing brushwood around the stake.
The negrosaw his doom and with a
soieam of terror fell to thp ground In
a faint. He was quickly revived and
dragged to the stake while the
crowd stood silently by. The
Irigtenud man was limp mid had
to be field up while the chain
were fastened around his neck
and body. When all was ready the
cry was given and the crowd stood
back. A match was applied to the
pile and with oil to iced upon the tiny
flame MIOII Iwist Into a roaring ( ire
Then 11 lied negro again p.eaded for
mercy in the most agoiii/.mif tones and
prayed tn God that tntw around him
might } > Tish He then called upon
the Mai. r of forgiveness and as the
iiiiiiu's KM pod up and enciicled his
nov k an unearthly shriek was heard
in.I the uuin'-'u.iu-i had almost bulged
on of tne sockets The body was
quickly consumed and all of Penning-
ton that remained was r pile ( if ashes.
The crowd then quickly di-pcr-sud.
KlllliiK oil l.iuh uiliiir.
LOM ) IN , Augu i s. A dispatch to
the Morning Lea 'or ' from M lia u-i-i its
an alleged battle between Bulgarian
t < i ndits and Turkish tmops mar An-
orianople , In which thirty Turks were
VIKNNA , Aug K A dispatch to the
Morning Loader Irom Sallo reports an
alleged battle Detwecn Bulgarian ban
dits and Turkish troops near Andrla-
nople , In which thirty Turks were
Peach&s are plentiful In Wymoro
and are selling at 30 cents a basket.
The Hurt county farmers are con-
lldcnt of a half crop of corn this year.
The young women of North Bend
are preparing to organize two basket
, A bank at WakolMd received a
draft one day last week forl $ U,38l. > t ,
the proceeds of a cattle shipment f loiu
that village to Chicago.
The bridge across the Platte river
at Fremont is ito bo closed for two \
weeks , beginning Augusts , while repairs - \
pairs arc being made.
Fred Horn , allay Springs lad , un
dertook to stop the discharge of a f'\ \
shotgun by placing his hand over the
IIHI//.IC of the gun. Usual results.
A Nance county farmer refused to
accept an oiler of MO an acre for hi *
arm near Belgrade. Nance county
Is all right.
The yotuiR woman of Sprlngvlcware
soon to spring Into public view
through the medium of a woman's
Members of the. baseball nine at
North Pin to wear bathing suits when
playing ball. They evidently expect
diowcrs of applause.
The old soldiers of Washington
county are raising a war cry because ,
no town In that county will advance a
.sulllclcnt amount of money to defray
the expenses of their annual reunion.
Now that the corn crop In the Im
mediate vicinity of Belgrade has beei >
ruined by the drouth , the subscribers
to the Herald of that place are paying
their subscription In hogs ,
The big stories ab ut hay being
worth its weight In gold go glimmer
ing when the real situation Is leanmL
A correspondent in Ouster county\
says all kind of hay is being bought
for $1 a ton. ,
Th re was a general exodus of st.u-v
dents from the dormitory of the Fre
mont Normal school last week , because -
cause a reiwrt that a guaranthio for
smullpi.v , which had broken out hit ho
school , was to bo maintained.
Owing to the drouth and the largo
attendance at the Old Settlers' picnlo
at Pawnee City , the Fair association
held a meeting and decided to cancel
the dates for the Pawnee county fair
People who left Hay' Springs a.
month ago , expecting to llnd greener *
picking In some other locality , have
returned and will content thomscl"es
with the husks that the swine fain
would cat. ,
Some evil designing person placed a ,
long iron bolt In a bundle of whoit on
i farm nearSholton and Charllo Lfc's
new thresher was greatly damaged
tvhen the bolt passed through Its
The Wymore Reporter unloaded a
double-barreled shotgun Into a venal
vampire of some sort , and now the
elitor is wearing his last summer's
suit of clothes while his other ? ult Is
bt\lng renovated. It wasn't thi > kind
of a kitten he thought It was.
The grasshoppers which have been
doing considerable damage to tiio
corn are now said to be succumbing
to the ravages of a small red mlto
which gets under the hopper's wings
and soon oats through the whig , sever
ing it from the body and ending the
life of the hopper.
An 8yearold boy , who -was living
with his uncle at some point In Mon
tana , was sent to Long Pine to hemet
mot by his father from Sioux City ,
His father has left Sioux City and Ills
uncle has since loft Montana , and the
noy is stranded at Long Pine. A
guardian will bo appointed for him.
The administrator oP the estate t f
.Tames Glbbs , a prominent Madison
county farmer , who met death In a
peculiar manner several months ago ,
is endeavoring to locate about $0,000
In cash which Mr. GU.bs was going to
invest just before he dle.d , No trace
of the noney can bo found.
The district reunion of the Grand
Army of the Republic will be held at
Weeping Water , August 20 , 21 , 22
and 23. Big preparations are being
made to'entertain .visitors. Sports ,
baleen ascensions , base ball , band mr-
sic and the best speakers In the state
will form attractive features. The
district comprises the counties of
Otoe , Lancaster , Cass , Saunders and
A letter found In the pocket of the
man whose remains were discovered
underneath a pile of grain and rub
bish at Bowen siding by the workmen
who were cleaning away the debris
from Sunday's wreck , llxe.s the identl-
by of the man as Olaf Oleson. Ho. Is
supposed to have been a tramp steal
ing a ride. The workmen traced the
location of the body by a powerful
htcnch that proceeded from Its place-
of seclusion , where it had lain since
the wreck occurred , for a period ot
forty-six hours. It Is not known where
the dead man lived , or who his rela
T. E. Austin , a carpenter working
on a granary of the Central granaries
at Holdrcge , foil from a broken scaff
old Into a grain bin twelve foot below.
He was considerably bruised and was
unconscious a few minutes. His
shoulder was sprained , tint no bones
A large barn , 100 feet square , on the
farmot Mr. Norton , between Tekamah
and Herman , was moved from Iti
foundation by an amateur Herman
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