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THE M'COOK TRIBUNE
F. ITI. , PublUUcr.
McCOOK , NEB.
NEBRASKA MISCELLANEOUS MATTERS.
The city of Crete has $10,000 in
its treasury and no debts.
Hebron is soon to vote on the
question of issuing water bonds.
RevKathan preached his farewell
sermon in Grafton last Sunday.
Holt county's fair will be held at
O'Neill October 1 to 4 , inclusive.
George Shank , of Pawnee county ,
had his leg broken in a runaway.
The Falls City schools started out
with an enrollment of 525 pupils.
Long Pine is happy over a $100
premium received at the state fair.
The farmers' picnic at Harrisburg
has been postponed until September 26.
Twenty-five counties made exhib
its of their products at the state fair.
West Point sold its $7 , 000 city hall
bonds to an eastern savings bank at
The Plattsmouth schools opened
with 950 pupils enrolled and in attend
The attendance at the state fair
was 30 per cent heavier than ever be
fore on the second day.
The Methodist conference of Ne
braska will hold its meeting in Hast
ings , Sept. 10 to 15 inclusive.
There is more cheese manufac
tured in Kimball county than any oth
er western county in the state.
E. W. Sims , of Madison county ,
lost three head of cattle , supposed to
have been bitten by a mad dog.
A full set of instruments has ar-
ived at Prague for the new brass band
which has just been organized.
Martin Eckert , a former resident
of Omaha , was killed in Salt Lake last
week by the cave-in of a sewer.
William Waite of Ruby , Seward
county , possesses a curiosity in the
shape of a three-legged chicken.
Mrs. Henry Yano , of Lincoln , was
painfully , but not dangerously burned
by the explosion of a gasoline stove.
Corn is still king and the sugar beet
is his noble queen" are the words of
Secretary Furnas in reference to ITe-
James Walsh of Douglas county
carried off the first premium for early
.and late potatoes and for the best fifty
ears of corn at the state fair.
There was a bloody fight in a Lin
coln restauran the other night , in
which one man was so badly used up
that it is thought he will die.
All but a few of the boys shipped
to Nuckolls county from New York
city have turned out bad. One was
last week sent to the reform school.
Hay will be a rather scarce arti
cle in York county this year. The
fanners will cut up corn fodder , princi
pally , to winter their cattle and horses.
Mrs. Moore , wife of a former pub
lisher of the Auburn Granger , died in
Boston last week , aged 51 years. She
had been an invalid for many months.
The most successful fair ever held
in Saline county closed at Wilber. On
the third and fourth day 1,500 people
were estimated to have been on the
There are three personal liberty
leagues organized in Plattsmouth , some
of them having a large membership.
They are the German , Bohemian and
Mr. and Mrs. S. H. H. Clark have
given Doane college $250 to pay for
putting water from the Crete water
works into Merrill hall , the young
Near Cedar Bluffs miscreants went
into an apple orchard of Mr. Meacham
and completely robbed the trees of all
their apples and also destroyed the
grapes growing there.
Thieves broke into Coates' store
at Paxton and stole $50 worth of goods ,
principally clothing and jewelry. Two
arrests were made but the detained
parties established their innocence.
L. O. Sechrist , of Hebron , who
Eome months ago was thrown out of
the third story window of an Omaha
hotel , has so far recovered as to ap
pear on the streets in an invalid's
Holt county showed at the state
fair a rose geranium tree that stands
twelve feet and its foliage spreads over
six or eight feet. It is two years old
and is owned by Dr. Carrigan of
O. P. Lorance , a book-keeper
attacked by a vicious dog at Beatrice ,
and his clothing nearly torn off him
by the animal. Other than damage to
his raiment Mr. Lorance escaped un
Fire destroyed the stable of John
Tanner about five miles west of Ogal-
lala. The fire was communicated to
the building from a prairie fire which
had been started from sparks of a pass
ing locomotive. The fire also de
stroyed a quantity of hay for Mr.
Searle. The railroad company will be
called upon to foot the damage ,
o The late Chas. H. Dewey of
Omaha , who died recently in Michi
gan , was worth half a million dollars.
In his will he remembered handsomely
his friends and did something for phil
A little thing like an increase in
the family , says the Juniata Herald ,
never keeps some people from enjoy
ing a holiday. Five births occurred in
the city of tents at the reunion at
Grand Island last week.
May Russell , a servant girl of
Geneva , while in Lincoln last week ,
entered a utoro , and , grabbing a cash
box , made down street. She was cap
tured , locked up , and soon thereafter
had a violent epileptic fit.
1 Sioux county had an exhibit in n
log cabin at the state fair.
The Nebraska terminal railroad
and elevator company of South Sioux
City has filed articles of incorporation.
The object of the organization is to
furnish terminal railroad facilities.
The capital stock is $500,000.
When James Brady and three
other Missouri Pacific section men
were returning to Nebraska City , the
car was thrown from the track by an
obstruction and Brady sustained a
broken arm and serious bruises.
Saunders county farms are chang
ing hands. A farm in Saunders county
with ordinary improvements will sell
today at from $35 to $45 per acre ,
while cultivated land without improve
ments is worth from $25 to $35.
The Farmers' and Merchants'
bank is the name of a new money loan
ing and depository institution at
Gresham. The capital stock is $10-
000. R. S. Hursch and ten other gen
tlemen constitute the stockholders.
The difference of opinions which
has existed among the members of the
Wahoo city council with regard to the
selection of plans for the new city hall
has been amiacably settled and the
bonds will now be sold and the work
of building proceeded with at once.
Improvements made at the state
fair grounds the past year for the ben
efit of exhibitors was loudly commended
by visitors , and if corresponding im
provements are made during the com
ing year , Nebraska will have one of
the finest equipped fair grounds in the
The Wilsonville exposition society
announces October 2 and 3 as the date
of their annual ' 'Harvest Home , "
which has met with such success in
former years. His Excellency , John
M. Thayer , and Ex-Governor Furnas ,
according to the Review , have con
sented to be present.
Mrs. Anna Wagner , a widow liv
ing in Fairfield township , Harlan coun
ty , filed a complaint of bastardy against
Chas. Stampfer. Constable Knowlton
took the train for Grand Island that
night and found his man. The pris
oner admitted his guilt and was held
to the district court.
The body of Jeremiah Sullivan ,
a young farmer residing in Centerville
precinct , Lancaster county , was found
lying by the roadside about a mile
from his'home. It is thought that he
was thrown from his horse and
dragged. His neck was dislocated and
he was otherwise injured.
The game law of the state says :
"It shall be unlawful for any person
to go upon the premises of another
person or corporation for the purpose
of hunting , trapping , netting , ensnar
ing , or killing any animal or bird at
any season of the year , unless by con
sent of the owner or owners of said
A Lincoln man named Milforo
came near losing his life the other day.
He fell in front of a street car , with
his neck directly across the track , and
j it was stopped just in time to save his
head. The wheel left its dusty imprint
on his throat , and , thanks to the vig
ilance of the driver , he saved his head
and his life.
Commander Veazey of the Grand
Army was given a reception at Fre
mont. He made a brief talk , compli
menting Nebraska for its wonderful
growth and prosperity. He was
deeply gratified at the prospects of a
still brighter future and the consequent
quent peace and happiness of 50,000
of his comrades , who are tilling Ne
While E. P. Pock of Cedar Bluffs
was starting a fire under h/s / lard ket
tle with coal oil the oil in the can
caught on fire and exploded tearing
the can to smithereens and burning
him severely about the face and neck
and came very near causing a serious
conflagration. Had not it been for his
presence of mind , three buildings
would have undoubtedly been con
sumed by the fiery element.
The Union Pacific was represented
in the trades' display at Lincoln by a
locomotive engine which was built es
pecially for the purpose at a cost of
$5,000. It was complete in all parts ,
running gear , etc. , was fired up in the
parade and was in charge of an engi
neer and fireman. The motive power
was concealed and the engine seemed
to run on the streets by its own voli
The second town on the Randolph
extension and the one that is thought
will be the terminal point of the line ,
is being platted this week , says the
Hartington Herald. It will enjoy a
more euphonius cognomen than its
rival down the road by making a bid
for fame and popularity under the
pleasing appellation of "Bloomfield. "
The State bank of Halestown will re
move to Bloomfield as soon as the new
town is established.
The four youthful burglars who
robbed Gillan & Go's , hardware store
in Auburn several months ago , taking
knives and revolvers to the amount of
about $100 , appeared before Judge
Broady at a session of the district
court at Chambers held here last week.
They pleaded guilty to the charge pre
ferred against them and were sen
tenced to imprisonment in the peni
tentiary for a term of one year each.
The boys , shackled " together , wore
taken to the penitentiary.
An Adams county farmer gets
after the county fair , says the Juniata
Herald , saying that while the floral
hall , amphitheatre , race track , etc. ,
are complete and spacious sufficient
to accommodate from 2,000 to 8,000
people daily there were only about
200 on the ground , the majority being
children , bicycles and dogs. He was
disappointed and surprised at the leth
argy and indifference manifested by
the farmers in attendance. The lack
of interest and enthusiasm pave it the
appearance of a funeral rather than a
DIVISION OF STATES.
VURTOX'S BILI. FOR REGULATION OF
IVbattlio Measure Provides for Con-
grcHtrfonal Districts Tlie President's
E ( Torts for Relieving the JTloiicy
Market Tito Tariff Bill Under 1 -
cusslou Clone of tlie Nebraska State
Fair Ingalls' Bill for Regulation
A Bill to Regulate the Division of
WASHINGTON , Sept. 13. Represent
ative Burton of Ohio introduced in the
house a bill to regulate the division of
states into congressional districts. The
bill provides that within twelve months
after the passage of the apportionment
act states shall bo divided into con
gressional districts by a districting
board in each state , composed of four
resident members , two of each political
party , to bo appointed by the govern
ors. The districts are to consist of
continuous territory and no district is
to have more than one member. A
district is not to be divided unless its
population exceeds by one-tenth the
number necessary to entitle it to rep
resentation except in states electing
representatives by towns , and no dis
trict is to contain more than one-
twentieth more or less inhabitants than
the number necessary to entitle it to a
representative. The districts are to
be composed of compact territory
bounded as nearly as may be by civil
subdivisions or natural boundaries.
There is to be a national board of five
members , four politically divided and
the other a judge of the supreme , dis
trict or circuit United States courts ,
appointed by the president and con
firmed by the senate , to act in case of
failure to act or agreement of the state
boards. The districts made by these
boards are to remain intact until the
aext census apportionment. "
Relieving tlie Money Market. .
CRESSON SPRINGS , Pa. , Sept. 13.
That the president is taking a deep in
terest in the financial situation is
shown by the fact that he devoted
nearly two hours this afternoon to tel
egraphic correspondence with Secre
tary Windom at Williamstown , Mass. ,
and Assistant Secretaries Batchellor
and Nettleton at Washington as to the
best means of relieving the present
stringency in the money market. One
of the results of the conference was an
order for the prepayment of interest
aggregating $5,000,000 on currency 6s
and for an advance in the rate of 4 per
cent , bonds to $1.25. Another ques
tion considered was the propriety of
suggesting the extension of bonded
per cents under the new tariff law , but
no conclusion was reached on this
point. The latest advices received by
the president were to the effect that
money was easier at the close of busi
ness and the outlook more favorable.
The Tariff Bill.
WASHINGTON Sept. 13. This morn
ing the ways and means committee
held a session to discuss the senate
amendments to the tariff bill. As the
bill itself had not reached the commit
tee no formal conclusions could be
noted and the proceedings were con
fined to a general discussion. It seemed
to be practically agreed that the amend
ments should be considered by the
committee instead of acceding at once
to the request of the senate for a con
ference , but there was a pronounced
disposition on both sides to hasten ac
tion in committee as much as possible.
The committee will meet again tomor
row and formally consider the bill and
It is said by some of the democratic
members that if it should be attempted
in the house to pass the threatened
resolution to interfere with the Ohio
districts as established by the last ger
rymander , or force through other par
tisan measures , a resort will be had to
all parliamentary means to obstruct
the tatiff bill.
Nebraska State Fair.
LINCOLN , Neb. . Sept. 13. The state
fair , the greatest in the history of Ne
braska , ended yesterday. The driz
zling rain and the chilly , forbidding
morning kept away a great many vis
itors. Not over 8,000 were present
during the day and the work of remov
ing exhibits commenced early in the
morning. The agricultural displays ,
as usual , attracted a great deal of at
tention and favorable comment. In
fact , the display is regarded by old
timers as one of the finest ever seen in
this part of the world.
The award to the counties making
the best exhibits was made and re
sulted in Custer county carrying off
the $250 for the third time , gaining
thereby the gold medal for taking the
premium for the third consecutive
year and being barred from further ex
hibits. The awards were as follows :
First. Custer , $250 ; second , York ,
$200 ; third , Douglas , $15.
Ingalls Alankan Bill.
WASHINGTON , Sept. 13. Senator In-
jalls' bill to apply the general laws of
Oregon , so far as applicable , to the
district of Alaska , and authorize the
United States circuit court of Oregon
to try cases arising in Alaska , was to
day sent to the senate judiciary com
mittee , Chairman Platt ( of the terri
tories committee ) reporting that his
committee did not properly have juris
diction over the bill. The object of
this measure is to secure the judicial
determination by the United States su
preme court of the rights of the United
States in Behring sea.
Shot In the Court Room.
HAVEBSVIIXE , O. , Sept. 10. A ter
rible tragedy occurred here last night
during the trial of Iho case of George
Barngrover against Joseph Hiler be
fore Squire Vandamont. Mr. Hilei
died some months ago , leaving a will
in which ho divided most of his property -
ty between two of his sons and two
daughters to the exclusion of other
children. There has been talk of con
testing the will and much bitternesa
has been manifested. This was the
cause for a suit for damages under an
alleged breach of contract between
Joseph Hiler and Barngrover , who
was ono of the sons-in-law of
Mr. Hiler. During the trial Con
stable J. N. Allen , another son-in-law ,
stepped to the door , when a pistol shot
was heard. Allen came staggering
into the room and fell across a chair ,
exclaiming , "Hiler did it. " Before
the terrorized spectators could realize
what had happened , the murderer was
seen standing in the middle of the
crowded court room and fired a second
shot which took effect in the right
breast of George Barngrover , passing
entirely through his body. The ex
citement was indescribable , the court
room being crowded with men and
women. As Hiler rushed from the
court into the darkness he was heard
to remark. "I have loads for two
men. " It is understood that he meant
by this remark John Hiler. cousin to
the murderer , and an important witness
in the case , and Attorney W. F. Mc-
Beth , who has charge of the case for
the plaintiffs. The town is aroused
and is searching for the murderer , who
is still at large.
Kansas Democrat * .
WICHITA , Kan. , Sept , 10. The dem
ocrats and resubmissionists' state con
vention met yesterday. The resub
missionists compose a faction of the
republican party which * opposes prohi
bition , favor high license and is striv
ing to obtain , through the legislature ,
a resubmission of the prohibition
amendment to the vote of the people.
To attain these ends they formed a
separate party and fused with the dem
ocrats. Both conventions met at the
same hour in different halls. The dem
ocratic convention elected John S.
Sheridan of Paola temporary chair
man and a recess was taken. During
recess a subcommittee confered with
one from the resubmissionists on reso
lutions and reported a platform1 to the
On reassembling the democratic con
vention made the temporary organiza
tion permanent and adopted the plat
form. It declares opposition to pater
nalism in government , state and na
tional affairs , deplores the tendency
manifested by preacher politicians who
pose as leaders of the republican party
in this state to make religious belief a
test for political prefermentdeclares ; the
federal election bill the legitimate off
spring of the party which filched the
presidency ; favors a tariff based upon
public necessities ; the free coinage of
silver ; a liberal pension law ; expresses
sympathy with labor in its struggle
with insatiate power , whether in fac
tory or on farm ; opposes sumptuary
legislation and demands an early resubmission -
submission of the prohibitory amend
ment , believing that prohibition
has brought upon the people of the
state incalculable evils , and declares
emphatically in favor of high license
and local option ; declares in favor of
the exercise by the legislature of its
powers to regulate the operation of
railroads in the state. Another plank
asks the people of Kansas to repudiate
Senator Ingalls , "the man who de
nounced reform in politics as a dream ,
declared that the decalogue has no
place in politics and. expressed the be
lief that the use of money and the em
ployment of hired Hessians in cam
paigns was justifiable. "
There were two candidates for gov
ernor ex-Governor Charles Robinson ,
a resubmissionist , and ex-Governor
Glick , the only democratic governor
elected in the state. WTien the deter
mination to fuse with the resubmission
ists became evident Glick withdrew
and Robinson was nominated by accla
mation. He was the first governor
after the admission of Kansas to the
union. In 1882 he ran for governor on
the greenback ticket and this year was
one of the leaders in forming the resubmission -
submission faction of the republican
The ticket was completed as follows.
Lieutenant governor , D. A. Banta of
Great Bend ; treasurer , Thomas Kirby ,
Abilene ; auditor , Joseph Dillon , Kear
ney county : superintendent of public
instruction , M. H. Wood , Anderson
Bounty : chief justice of the supreme
uourt , M. B. Nicholson , Geary county
A Mystery Solved.
BLOOMINGTON , 111. , Sept. 12. Allen
[ rvin , alias Matthew Hankins , who
jommitted suicide in Lincoln , Neb. ,
fuesday , formerly lived in Mason City ,
nras a well known character and he
tias evaded the officers here since July ,
1884. On the evening of July 4 of that
pear he shot and killed Frank Steele ,
near this city , and since then nothing
has been known of him. Hankins and
Steele and one Simmons , with a pros
titute , drove to a house of ill-repute in
the country near this city , where they
spent the evening dissipating. Steele
was driver of the vehicle , and a quar
rel arose over the paying of fare. Sim
mons , on refusing to pay , was thumped
by Steele , after which he liquidated.
Steele then proceeded to collect fifty
uents from Hankins , who ran around
the hack , Steele following- hot pur
suit. Jumping into the carriage , Han-
ns pulled his revolver and shot Steele
'our times. Oae of the bullets lodged
n the abdomqn , producing a mortal
around. Hankins then escaped.
The Maine Legislature.
PORTLAND , ' Me. , Sept. 10. The Ad
vertiser estimates that the legislature
ivill stand : Senate republicans 28 ,
iemocrats , 8. House republicans 117.
White Caps fatally beat a preacher
ivicg near Reno , Kas.
NO QUORUM PRESENT.
SE THEREFORE DOIXG HVl
A Resolution Culling Tor Iiirornuitioii
an to liaiidH of SubsUllzed lt.tilrotul *
Conference Itoport on the Kail-
road Land Grant Forfeiture Kill A
Itccord of Oilier * In tltu Semite and
The senate on the 8th , after agreeing
ingto the conference report on the
river and harbor bill without discuss
ion and without an yea and nay vote ,
resumed consideration of the tariff bill.
The debate on the bill and amend
ments to bo limited to thirty minutes
for any senator on any one subject. A
number of changes and amendments in
the bill reported from the finance com
mittee were made. The sugar section
was taken up , the immediate subject
under consideration being the finance
committee amendment imposing duties
on all sugars above 13 Dutch standard.
The question was further discussed by
Senators Hale. Hoar and Evarts in fa
vor of the amendment , and by Sena
tors Plumb , Iliscock , Allison , Sherman ,
and Gibson against it. One of the ar
guments made against the amendment
was that with a bounty of one cent a
pound on molr.sses sugar , all the sugar
from Cuba would be imported in the
form of molasses. The section was
adopted. Yeas , 29 ; nays , 23. Sen
ator Manderson offered an amendment - -
ment for the admission , free of duty ,
of machinery for the manufacture of
beet sugar and for the refunding of
duties collected on such machinery
since January , 1890. Senator Eustis
moved to amend the amendment so as
to extend it to machinery for beet or
sorghum sugar. Senator Manderson
opposed Senator Eustis' proposition ,
and so did his colleague , Senator 1'ad-
dock. The amendment gave rise to a
good deal of discussion , the two Louis
iana senators asserting that the ciine
sugar and the beeb sugar machinery
were precisely the same ; the two Ne
braska senators asserting the contrary
idea , and Senators Higgins and Evarts
insisting that there was no necessity
for the amendment , as the machinists
of this country were competent to pro
duce the machinery. No business of
importance was transacted in the house.
In the senate on the 9th the tariff
bill was again under discussion. All
the reserved amendments having been
disposed of , the presiding officer an
nounced hat the bill was now before
the senate for amendment. Senator
Plumb called for a separate vote on
the committee amendment striking out
of the bill the provision for a bounty of
$1 per pound for silk reeled from co
coons produced in the United States.
The amendment to strike out was agreed
toyeas ; 52 , nays 5 , ( SenatorsEdmunds ,
Hearst , Mitchell , Plumb and Teller ) .
Several amendments were offered and
rejected and the question was , "Shall
the bill be engrossed and ordered to a
third reading ? " On that question the
yeas and nays were taken and resiled :
Yeas 38 , nays 25 a party vote. In
the house , the Virginia election case
of Langston ve. Yenablo was called up ,
but without definite action the house
In the senate on the 9th Mr. Morgan
offered a resolution , which went over ,
calling on the secretary of the interior
for a statement concerning the land
claims of the Northern Pacific railway
company. Also a resolution embody
ing instructions to the senate conferees
on the land forfeiture bill in relation
to the lands f the Northern Pacific
and other companies. They were laid
on the table for further action. The
tariff bill was then taken up , the ques
tion being on its passage , six hours
being allowed to close the discussion ,
after which a vote to "be taken. Mr.
Hoar referring to the reciprocity prop
osition said he had voted for it yester
day with some hesitation , and would
not have done so if he thought the
scheme contained un amendment
was all that was likely to come out of
entering on the policy. The vote was
then taken and the bill passed , yeas 40 ,
nays 29. In the house no business was
done on account of lack of a quorum.
In the senate on the 12th the resolu
tion offered by Mr. Morgan , calling on
the secretary of the interior for information
mation as to lands of the Northern Pa
cific railroad and the other companies
whose roads were not completed within
the period fixed by the granting act ,
was agreed to. The conference report
on the railroad land grant forfeiture '
bill was taken up. The main proposi
tion is contained in the first section
forfeiting to the United States all lands
heretofore granted any state or corpor
ation to aid in the construction of a
railroad opposite to and coterminous
with a portion of any such railroad
not now completed and in operation ,
for the construction or benefit of
which such lands were granted , and all
such lands declared a part of the pub
lic domain ; provided that the act is
not to be construed as forfeiting the
right of way or station ground of any
railroad company heretofore granted.
The matter was not disposed of at the
time of adjournmedt. In. the house
Speaker Heed was again in the chair.
Mr. O'Ferrall of Virginia made a point
of no quorum. The speaker , without
taking a note of the point , stated that
the question was on ordering the pre
vious question on approving the jour
nal of Tuesday and directed the clerk
call the roll. The vote stood yeas ,
87 ; nays , 44. No quorum. On mo
tion ofMr. . McKinley the house ad
In the senate on the 12th the rail
road land forfeiture bill was consid
ered. Mr. Morgan continued his ar
gument in opposition to it. He was
followed by Mr. Sanders in favor of
the conference report , the main point
of his contention being that lands actu
ally patented to railroad companies
could not bo taken from them becaxiso
they turned out to bo mineral lands.
Mr. Hearst took a contrary view and
insisted that mineral lands were espe
cially reserved by the original grants.
In the house the clerk proceeded , , '
under instructions from the speaker/ /
to call the roll on the question of ordpr-
ing the previous question on the ap
proval of , the journal of Tuesday's-
proceedings. During roll call a mea-V
sago was received from the senate an
nouncing the passage of the tariff bill
with amendments , and by direction of
the speaker it was referred to the com
mittee on ways and means. The pre
vious question was ordered yeas , 113 ;
nays , ' 34 the clerk noting a quorum.
The question recurred on the approval
of the journal. The quorum disap
peared and a call of the house was
ordered. The hundred and seventy-
five members responded to their names ,
but on the approval of the journal
those had dwindle'd to 143 no quorum
and on motion of Mr. McKinley the
The President at AVorlc.
CIJESSON SPRINGS , Pa. , Sept. 9. The
president started in to work early yes
terday. He sent a budget to Washing
ton in the first mail , the nomination of
Ch&rles Scoville of Indiana being the
first appointment made by the presi
dent since his arrival hero. Ho also
issued an executive order in pursuance
of the section of the naval appropria
tions bill providing for the appoint
ment of a commission to select a suita
ble site for a dry dock on the Pacific
coast north of the northern boundary
The president's system was some
what run down when he reached here ,
but he is feeling much better now.
His appetite is good and his spirits
bright , and the languid feeling which
oppressed him in Washington has al
most entirely disappeared.
The president and party afterwards
took a long drive , visiting the villages
of Loretto and Gallitzin. At Loretto
is located the famous Catholic convent
established nearly a hundred years ago.
The president inspected the whole
church attached to the convent and
Father Ryan gave a brief history of
the place. The president intends to
pay another visit to the place to look
over the convent. The party returned
to Cresson in the afternoon , havinp
enjoyed their ride greatly.
Suicide oT a Neivupnpcr itlnn.
LINCOLN , Neb. , Sept. 10. Matthew
W. Hankins , committed suicide at 1
o'clock yesterday morning in his room
in the Baldwin block on O street , by
shooting himself through the heart
with a thirty-two calibre revolver.
Hankins , or as he was known in Lin
coln , Allen Ervin , was the city circulator
later of the Omaha World-Herald and
also a student of the state university.
From letters left behind from his
cousin , N. G. Alexander , a stock dealer
of Delavan , 111. , it appears that he was
wanted in Bloomington , 111. , for the
murder of a man , name unknown , on
July 4 , 1884. Hankins was but
twenty-two years old , and the kill
ing happened while he , with a num
ber of boys , was celebrating.
He came to Lincoln eighteen
months ago , and has been connected
with the World-Herald the greater
part of that time. He was a quiet , se
cretive young man , making but few
friends outside of his college mates.
He never spoke of his past life or his
relatives , and the only clue aside from
his letters was the following note lying
by his side :
To Whom it May Concern : The address -
dress of my brother is R. L. Hankins ,
South Chicago. My sister's address if
Jane C. Hankins , Salem , III. As the
hour of death approaches I take it verj
cool. This step I have used every en
deavor to keep from , but I take spelh
in which I have no control over mysell
whatever and tonight I am smiling and
At May view , Mo. , Will Walters , t
negro , brutally murdered E. F. Parker ,
but was caught and lynched at Higgins-
ville , Mo. A. S. Higgins was murdered
by William Feltz , who will be lynched
An illicit still near Bardston , Ky. ,
was destroyed and seven moonshiners
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