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Oliver Briclwr Slaughters 0 , D , Guild and
His Son Clarence ,
RESULT OF A FEUD OF FAMILIES
Many Shots Are Kxchnngctl on Farm
Near Dayton , Iowa Victor Twice lilt
Claims Ho Did Not Flro Until IIo Was
DAYTON , la. , June 29. As a result
of a bitter neighborhood feud , C. D.
Guild and his 19-year-old son Clar
ence Ho dead , riddled with charges fired
from a shotgun. The man who did
the fatal shooting is believed to be
Oliver Brickcr , one of a fan.ily of
neighbors to the Guilds , f lie shooting
Avas committed at 1 o'clock this after
Stories or how the shooting occur
red vary. Bricker's story is that he
met Guild and son. Guild pulled a re
volver and began firing. Bricker was
hit three times , on- the lip , on the
forehead and in the arm. All his
wounds are slight. The last shot ,
Brickor claims , was fired by the boy ,
Bricker having knocked a revolver
from Guild s hand. When Bricker got
through the fence he saye that his
brother George met him and handed
him a shotgun. - He fired one barrel
at the boy , who held the revolver.
The boy fell dead and as the father
sprang to pick up ihe revolver
Bricker shot and killed him.
A different story is told by Charlie
Guild , 36 years old , son of the dead
man , who claims ho was an eyewit
ness of the shooting. The boy says
Oliver Bricker opened fire first with
a revolver and that Geojge Bricker
did the fatal shooting with a shotgun.
Both Brickers were arrested. Oliver
Bricker was placed umler $10,000
bonds and George Bricker uudor $5,000.
A jury impaneled by Coroner Youker
went to the ground and took eveidence ,
but has not returned a verdict. Brick
or openly admits the shooting and
talks about it freely. "It was bad , "
ho says , Abut when a man's got to
ho has to. "
Both bodies lay in a lane only a few
hundred yards from Guild's home.
Mrs. Guild heard the shooting and
rushed to the spot , only to come upon
the bodies of her son and husband.
She carefully took off Ilio apron which
she wore and wrapped It about her
dead husband's head. She was later
taken home in a dazen condition and
now lies in a serious state from nerv-
Guild was a well-to-do farmer , GO
years of age , and leaves a wife and
eight children , the oldest 17 years and
the youngest a baby in its mother's
Both bodies showed wounds in the
chest. The fatal charges were heavy
loads of No. G shot and were fired
from a twelve-gauge , double-barreled
shotgun. The revolver used by Guild
was a thirty-eight calibei Smith &
Wesson. Four or five chambers are
It is believed that the shooting was
caused by a quarrel this morning ,
when Geofgo Bricker and Guild had
words over a broken fence which let
Bricker's cattle in Guild's corn and
Bricker claims Guild struck him with
EX IRA DAYS FOR VOLUNTEERS.
Regiments at San Francisco Cannot lie
Mustered Ont Soon.
SAN FRANCISCO , June 29. Al
though four volunteer regiments in
camp at the Pi'esidio are working night
and day to be within the law by leav-
iug the service on Sunday , June 30 ,
there are three others which will not
&et out before next week.
According to the present schedule ,
the Forty-seventh infantry will be
mustered out on the 2d of July , the
Forty-first ou the 3d , and the Forty-
third on the 5th. These troops will
thus be in the service two , thiee and
five days respectively longe : than they
ere supposed to have a military ex
istence. A deficiency bill by congress :
vill have to provide for their extra
Connty Fairs in Nebraska.
LINCOLN , Neb. , June 29. The fol
lowing dates for county fairs in Ne
braska have been announced ty Sec
retary Furnas : Jefferson county , Sep
tember 17 to 20 , at Fairbury ; Fron
tier county , September 24 * o 27 , at
Stockville ; Kearney county September
18 to 21 , at Minden ; Madison county ,
September 10 to 12 , at Madisrn ; Ce
dar county , September 27 to 20 , at
Samuel Gompcrs May Die.
WASHINGTON , June 29. Samuel
Gompers , president of the American
Federation of Labor , is lying danger :
ously ill at his home in this city , suf :
fering from concussion of the brain :
and a possible fracture of the skull. :
While his condition is critical , liis ;
physicians say he probably will .re = '
cover. He was injured last night as
he alighted ijroni a car on which
he had been taking his two children
for an outing. j p
JESSIE MORRISON GUILTY.
Jury Returns Vlrdlct of Manslaughter in
the Second Degree.
ELDORADO , Kan. , June 28. Jessie
Morrison was found guilty of man
slaughter In the second degree late
this afternoon for the murder of Mrs
Olin Castle. The penalty is not more
than five years nor less than three
years in the penitentiary.
One of Miss Morrison's lawyers im
mediately filed a notice of appeal. Jes
sie Morrison was taken to her old eel
and locked up. There he" father , who
had been with her , left her.
The jury wrangled for nearly thirty
hours over the verdict. It is said that
one juror held out obstinately for ac
quittal. Last night while the jury wa
deliberating the Eldorado band gave
a , concert in the city park near the
court house and Olin Castle and Hayward -
ward Morrison , Jessie's brother , played
Instruments side by side.
ENORMOUS GRAIN CROP.
Largest In History la Predicted for This
CHICAGO , 111. , June 28. After mak
ing a careful canvass of the north
west territory and preparing conserv
ative estimates upon the conditions
found throughout the grain belt , traffic
officials of the St. Paul , tb.2 Northwest
ern , the Great Northern and the Bur
lington systqms are agreed trat the
wheat crop of this region for 1901 will
break all previous records.
According to the estimates of
these officials , it is clainjod that the
two Dakotas and Minnesota alone will
harvest between 185,000,000 and 200-
000,000 bushels of wheat , as against
100,000,000 last year. Tu greatest
previous yield of wheat ir > the three
states named was in 1898 , when 175-
000,000 bushels were harvested.
Prize Cases Are Decided.
WASHINGTON , June 28. Justice
Bradley in the equity court today de
cided the Manila bay and Santiago
bay prize cases. The decision is in
favor of the claimants as to vessels cap
tured and as to property taken from
vessels so captured , but against them
as to property captured ashore. Th3
decision holds that vessels sunk and
afterward raised were captured and
not destroyed ; that property captured
ashore is not subject to prize.
County Treasurer Slugged.
MINDEN , Neb. , June 28. At about
10 o'clock tonight Alfred Norlin ,
county treasurer , ran out of his office
m the court room crying fire. Fire
companies soon put out the fire , which
had been set in the treasurer's books.
It develops that Norlin was working
on his books and some one slugged
him , knocking him senseless , and ,
after rifling his pockets and the money
drawer , set fire to the building.
Mrs. McKinlpy Takes a Drive.
WASHINGTON , June 28. Mrs. Mc-
Kinley's condition is so much improv
ed that she was able to take a drive
with the president this forenoon.
Mrs. McKinley was taken down
stairs in her rolling chair. The pres
ident accompanied her to the side
entrance , where they entered the car
riage. The drive lasted abou * . forty
Russia Not to Try Again.
ST. PETERSBURG , JUPG 28. The
dispatch of the London Times from
Pekin , saying the Russian minister
there , M. DeGiers , had acetified the
Chinese authorities that the negotia
tions regarding Manchuria are to be
reopened , is classed in official circles
liere as being entirely inaccurate.
Pope Reported Quito 111.
PARIS , June 28. A dispatch to the
Petit Bleu from Rome announces the
pope to be seriously ill an 1 says that
3r. Lapponni , his attending physi-
iian , does not leave the pontiff's bed
side. The Vatican officials are anxious
concerning the pope's health.
State Work for FIve Years.
NEW YORK , June 28. Thomas G.
Barger , convicted in the Hudson coun-
y court of Jersey City last week of
felonious assault upon Re 7. John Kel-
er of Arlington , was today sentenced
l.o five years' imprisonment in the
Gomez Goes to New York.
HAVANA , June 28. General Max
imo Gomez sail for New York today ,
by way of Tampa , Fla. , accompanied
ay the private secretary of Governor
After forty years of service in the
Chicago fire department , William H.
Munsham has become its chief.
St. Joseph Elevators Empty.
ST. JOSEPH , Mo. , June 28. Rush
jrders from Chicago grain men today
leaned up every bushel of wheat ,
orn and barley in the elevators in
his city. There have been more
han 500,000 bushels gone out of this
ity during the last week -Jor export ,
i'old "V.t 7fi cents a bushel. About
100,000 bushels stored in the St. Jo
seph & Grand Island company's ele
vator at Elwood , Kan. , was also ship-
pec to Chicago during the week.
Spain So Par Porgets Her Chastisement
as to Encourage Trade ,
COUNTRY IN GENERAL PROGRESSES
Reawakening and Regeneration Seems to
Bo About to Follow the General Shak
ing Up and Readjustment that-the
War Brought About.
WASHINGTON , June 27 In spite
of the discriminating tariff , the out
look for United States trade in Spain
is hopeful , according to Consul General
oral Lay at Barcelona , in a report
which makes up the greater part of
the latest extract from "Commercial
Relations , ' made public by the bureau
of foreign relations , Slate depart
Since the old trade treaty was can
celled with Spain no new compact has
been effected to take its place and
hence Spain is obliged to impose max
imum tariff duties on American goods ,
which amount to discriminatory rates.
However , it is thought that the ef
forts of Mr. Storcr , as minister to
Spain , will soon bear fruit and that
mutually satisfactory trade relations
between the two countries will be es
tablished. In spite of the drawbacks ,
American goods at elevated prices find
ready sale in Spain and any feeling
against the United States as a nation
engendered by the late war is fast
Consul Brown , at Carthogena , states
that he had hundreds of applications
during the past year from young Span
iards .vio are desirouo of settling ia.
Cuba. He also says it is a positive
fact that Spain , with the burden of
past reverses still partly upon it , is
advancing with slow but steady strides
on the road to prosperity The poor
er classes are getting higher wages ,
all classes pay more taxes and have
more money to pay them with and
the entire regeneration of the country
has begun with commendable vim.
CARS PILE IN HEAP.
Culvert Near Peru , Ind. , Gives Way
Under Wabasii Limited.
PERU , Ind. , June 27. Thirteen per
sons were killed and about fifty were
seriously injured in a wreck of train
No. 3 , the westbound Wabash limited ,
nine miles west of this city , at 12:30
a. m. today. The dead are mosfy
Italian emigrants , en route to Cole
rado. Many of the injured undoubt
edly will die.
Two sections of train No. 3 , one
coming from Detroit and the other
from Toledo , were consolidated in
this city into a train of eleven cars ,
making up the flyer for its journey
to St. Louis. It consisted of a com
bination baggage and express , com
bination baggage and smoker , day
coach , emigrant coach , three chair
cars , three sleepers , and the private
car of General Superintendent William
Cotter , Iron Mountain railway. Hav
ing left this city one hour late , the
train was speeding westward at a high
rate , when at a point nine : miles west
the engine plunged through a tres
tle which had been undermined by
the recent heavy rains.
The embankment on both sides of
the little stream dropped at a sharp
degree a distance of fortv feet. Ow
ing to the momentum of the train
the engine appeared to leap nearly
across the abyss , plunged into the
soft earth on the opposite side and
fell back to the bottom. Engineer
Butler and Fireman dams were
thrown from the cab , but not serious
ly hurt. The express car and the first
chair car were telescoped. The emi
grant car , followed by two chair cars ,
went down on the left side of the
track and the first sleeper pitched
forward upon the mass of debris. Its
windows and trucks were broken , but
none of the occupants were injured.
The remaining cars also left their
trucks , but were not badly damaged.
It was in the emigrant and day
coaches that most of the death and
injuries occurred. Heavy foliage lin
ed the banks on both sides of the cul
vert , the approach to which was over
a "reverse curve. "
Insane from Cigarettes. citl
OTTUMWA , la. , June 27. Thomas
Collingwood , 19 years of age , was ad-
udged insane today and ordered taken
o Mount Pleasant. Collingwood had
) ecn employed at the Dain Manufac
turing company's plant and is said
to have been forced to give up his
work on account of the excessive use
of cigarettes. l
Henderson Chats With King.
LONDON , June 27. David B. Hen
derson , speaker of the United States
louse of representatives said to a
representative of the Associated Press
.his afternoon : "I have never enjoyed
greater half-hour interview than the
one I had with King Edward yester-
day. Hs was perfectly frank and
.ble. He looks forward t ? even more ,
cordial relations than now exist between - .
tween the English-speaking nations.
America has a firm friend in him. " .
IMPOSSIBLE TO flX LOSSES.
Ucans of Communication too Meagro to
Collect Facts Regarding : Flood.
KEYSTONE , W. Va. , June 26. The
following story Is told by an eyewit
ness of the great flood :
"Keystone Is the metropolis * of the
Elkhorn mining country. It has hut
one narrow street , and , because of
limited space , many houses were built
on piles or walls over the Elkhorn or
close up against themountains. . The
town follows the meanderings of the
stream for a mile.
"On Friday night at 11 o'clock the
storm struck the mountain and for six
hours rain fell in torrents. By 9 a.
m. the valley was a raging , seething ,
angry torrent. Houses , barus , bridges ,
fills , live stock and human beings
were swept by the mighty current and
dashed on the rocks or trees below.
"I was an eyewitness of the disas
ter at Keystone , stopping at a hotel.
At the first warning many of the in
habitants took refuge on the mountain
side overlooking the town and river.
More than a hundred people , how
ever , remained in the town to look
after the women and children who
did not escape early. The bridge
leading to the depot was soon swept
away , then the angry waters rushed
through the only street in the town
and we found hundreds cut off from
the mountain retreat arid the hotel
was made fast to the telaphone poles
by ] means of a line. Hundreds of
lives ] were saved. But in attempting
to cross the muddy , surging waters
which swept like an avalanche down
the j street , many lost their hold and
in j plain sight of friends were carried
0 * ! > to the river and drowned.
RECALLS CUSTER MASSACRE.
Twenty-Five Years Ago the Bravo Gen
eral Met His Death.
OMAHA , Neb. , June 26. Yesterday
was the twenty-fifth anniversary of
the massacre of General George A.
Custer in the Little Big Horn country
of Montana. The slaughter of General
Custer and 447 of his troopers took
place on Sunday , and it was several
days before the news of the tragedy
reached telegraph lines. Many of the
officers who were killed had been in
the Department of the Platte and were .
well known in this city. General Cus- .
ter had many warm personal friends
in Omaha and gloom was cast over the
city by the announcement of the ter
General Custer was campaigning
against the Sioux at the time of his
death. With less than 500 troopers
he descended upon an Indian village
which was supposed to contain but a
limited number of warriors. Custer
and his men were surrounded and annihilated - .
nihilated and their bodies were discov
ered a short time afterward by Gen
TOTAL LOSS ABOUT SIXTY.
This Is the Conservative Estimate by
NEW YORK , June 2G Word was 1
received by Henry Fink , president of
the Norfolk & Western railroad , from
General Manager L. E. Johnson of the
system to the effect that the total loss
of life by the West Virginia floods
would amount to about sixty. Con n
siderable damage had been done to a
number of mines , but some of the
more important were only slightly \v
damaged and will begin loading coal
The dispatch added that the flood
of water was enormous in some places.
At the town of Eunis the rise had
amounted to six feet in thirty min
utes. The rapidity of the approach o
af the flood , the dispatch says , was ai
responsible for the fact that so many tl
lives were lost. s
Mr. Johnson reported that the Norfolk
folk branch of the Norfolk & Western
ivas nearly washed away and that it eg'
would take a considerable time to repair
SECRETARY HAY RALLIES. hi
rYrrangements For Son's Funeral Awaits
Mr * . Hay's Advice tlcl
NEW HAVEN , Conn. , June 26.
Alter passing a fairly restful night
Secretary Hay , who , arriving late yesterday ttof
terday afternoon at the residence of >
3eth H. Mosely , where the body of his ccm :
son lay , was stricken with physical m
collapse , was very much improve'd ac :
It was stated at the house this
morning that no definite plans for the
funeral will be fixed upon until the fii
irrival of Mrs. Hay and her daughter , fr
who are expected this afternoon from frM
Newbury , N. H. , their summer home. d (
Meanwhile , however , arrangements are w
aeing made for departure with the body re
later in the day. ti
Consolidation of Railroad Offices.
CHICAGO , June 26. The Chronicle
oday will say : It is reported here T <
hat the offices of railroads in the T <
lifferent combinations located in all ce
jrincipal cities throughout the country ceW
vill be consolidated. The report is er
evived in connection with the Mor-
jan-Hill syndicate operations. It is
aid that wherever separate offices
ire now maintained by the Great m
Northern , Northern Pacific and Bur- m
.ington joint offices will be instituted. ar
All of" Them Doing as "Well as Could Be
SOME LOST ALL OP THEIR Ef f ECTS
The Result of Yours of Industry and Self-
Denlal Utterly Wiped Out Mormon *
Looking Over un Old Burying Ground
Other Nebraska Notes.
STUART , Neb. , Juno 2G. The vic
tims of the Naper disaster are doing
well , . Mrs. Anderson and Theodore
are being cared for by her father
and brother ; Mrs. Greening and
t'nughtci' , the only ones sunlving
out of a family of seven , are at
Schoenfeldts , kindly attended by
friends. Bertha Anderson will not
die , as reported. Otto Mertz and
Henry Me- ' . . : , \ill set well.
The Andersons lost everything
poultry , stock , house , barn and crops.
They had two $20 gold pieces in a
trunk , which was to defray expenses
of furnishing their house. The trunk
was splintered and the money lost.
Mrs. Anderson had been on the claim
four years and had a good home
Their new house , the result of
years of industry and self-denial , was
almost ready for use , the shingles be
ing just on and the siding done.
No a piece of the building remains
and there is no trace of the frag
The Mcrtz boys lost everything.
Mrs. Greening had some stock and a
homestead. Her friends will pay the
funeral expenses. The unforunate
people were industrious and worthy.
Naper has raised $150 for the suffer
ers and Butte $200 for the Anderson
family. Stuart will raise a subscrip
tion. Nb help outside the vicinity
has yet been offered.
HUNTING BURIAL GROUND.
Elder Rddlc ! and IJrother Looking Over
Old Mormon Fort.
NIOBRARA , Neb. , June 2G. In
184G a settlement of Mormons at
tempted to make a home on the oppo
site side of the Niobrara river. Traces
of this short-lived settlement of the
saints still existed when the first
white settlement was made in 1S5G.
An old mill burr was found on the
island and what was supposed to be
a canal for power purposes existed.
An old Mormon elder named Isaac
Riddle , from Utah , and his brother ,
J. H. Riddle of Crete , who were mem
bers of the ancient settlement , have
been here for two days. They are in
search of the remains of relatives
who are said to bo here , also to look
over the ground where they had
It is thought that they f may be
ooking for treasures that were bur
ied ( here , but this is not credited.
They say that they never worked the
mill burrs by water power , but by
horse power , and that supposed canal
was a freak of nature.
The history of this Merman settle
ment has been very meager and until
now no one has been able to tell
anything about that part of the early
white population in this section.
DATE OF THE REUNION.
3. A. F > . to 3Iect at Hastings the Last
Week in August.
LINCOLN , Neb. , June 2G. The date
c ; the annual state G. A. R. reunion
it Hastings has been determined by
ho G. A. R. council of administra-
ion. The reunion will open August
6 ( and close August 31. It was deem-
id best to select the last week in Au-
ust ' because a lull in farming occurs
hen which will enable farmers to at-
ead. The old exposition grounds ,
"here the reunion was formerly held ,
las been secured by the citizens of
Castings and will be at the service of
he G. A. R. department. J. .f. Bu-
hanan is manager and T. J. Creeth
secretary and quartermaster for
he committee chosen by the citizens
f Hastings. Persons who desire to
ommunicate with the citizens' com-
nittee in regard to the minion may
ddress either of these gentlemen.
Has Lnnch With the President.
WASHINGTON , June 25. For the
irst time since she was brought home
rom California in a feeble condition
Jrs. McKinley today was able to gc.
lownstairs and join the president
vhile the latter was at luncheon. She
emained at the table for some little sisi
ime and then returned to her room. si
Will Enter Auditor's Office.
TECUMSEH , Neb. , June 26. Murry
Townsend , son of Mr. and Mrs. Al siVI
'ownsend of Tecumseh , has accepted a VIa
erkship in the office of State Auditor a
Veston , and has gone to Lincoln to eiR ;
nter his new field of work. R
Arrange for Rural Delivery. w
TABLE ROCK , Neb. , June 26. The SI
aail boxes for the two new rural ci
aail routes out of Table Rock have m
rrived and are being distributed. a :
THE llVE STOCK MARKET.
Latest Quotation * from Sontli Onr-ilis
and KtuiKn * Cltr.
Cattle There was a liberal run of cat
tle and as a result packers ( lid not have
to hurry In order to set all the supplies
they wanted. It was late before the mar
ket opened and the tendency was to
pound down prices all around. Receipts
Included close on to ninety cars of beef
steers. Buyers went the rounds rtnd bid
lower on nearly everything. Sellers wcro
holding for steady prices , so that It was
late before much of anything was done.
Some of the better grades sold at a rea
sonably early hour at Just about yester
day's prices , but all others were very
slow and In most cases a little lower.
Packers did not seem to care much
whether they got the cattle or not. so
that It was rather late before the bulk
of the offerings were out of first hands.
Cow stuff also sold lower unless in the
ease of some of the choicer grades ot
heavyweight cows and heifers. They
were- not far from steady , but the light
stuff and the commoner kinds , and par
ticularly the grassers , could be quoted
very slow and .VTjlOc lower. Choice bulla
were about steady , but others were
lower. The same was true of veal calve *
and stags. The light receipts of feeders
continued today , and. In fact , there were
not enough offered to make a test of the
market. The few that changed hands did
so on a basis of just about steady prices.
Hogs There was a fairly liberal run of
hogs and buyers went in from the start
to get their hogs for le s money. The
opening market was weak to U'/C ( lower ,
and after the llrst round It was gener
ally t'Uc lower. The close was weak at
the decline. On the start some of the
packers went around and picked up the
better loads at $3.02'X ; and some at $3.95 ,
and as high as $ G.OO was paid. The bulk
of the hogs , however , sold at $3.30 an 1
Sheep There was not a heavy run of
sheep and the market held junt about
steady. Trading was not particularly act
ive , but still most everything was out of
first hands early in the morning. A bunch
of grass yearlings and wethers sold at
$ ' . : . ' > , while a bunch of native fed weth-
ors brought ? : ! . & > .
Cattle Rest beef steers and heavy feed
ers , steady ; others , IfKilHc lower ; choioj
dressed beef steers , ? 3.3'fir : .80 ; fair to
good , $ I.S.-ft.0 : ! ; stockers and feeders , 52. . "
fo'1.73 ; western-fed steers. $ t.7."fI3.rX ) : Texans -
ans and Indians , ? l.20fj."i.2."i ; Texas grass
steers. ? 3.1.Vfi4.13 ; cows , ? 2.75 < 5 ; | .50 ; heifers ,
$3.r,0(5.13 ( : ; ; canners. 51.73172.63 ; bulls. $ : ; . < WTi >
4. > < > : calves , . .norOO. .
Hogs Market 2' c lower : top , $0.10 :
bulk of sales , S3.90f7fi.03 : heavy. JfI.OOfiG.10 :
mixed packers , ? 3.90'IG.03 ' ? ; light , $3.70'd
3.93 ; pigs , $3.rOT 3.G3.
Sheep and Lambs Sheep , active and
steady ; western Iambs , 51..7K73.23 ; western
wethers , J.'UOft C.OO ; western yearlings ,
$ -l.23f7J.73 ; ewes , $3.231i:5.7.1 : : culls , $2.30i )
S.OO ; Texas grass sheep , $3.25 3.90.
BOERS ARRIVE AT BERMUDA.
Dutch and European Prisoners Waiting
to I5o Landed.
HAMILTON , Bermuda , Juno 29.
The British transport Armenian , hav
ing board the first shipload of Boers
prisoners to be quartered en Barrels
end Tuckers island near here , arrived
in these waters today.
The Armenian had a good passage
of eleven days from the island of St.
Vincent. The prisoners sr.cm to be in
good spiritd , though rather ragged in
appearance. There was no infectious
diseases on board and the ship was
allowed pratique. The prisoners arc a
mixed lot of native Dutch and Euro
peans. The water supply of the new
arrivals is scarce , as the weather has
been exceedingly dry and the condens
ing apparatus of the canifis has not
Krnpp Wants Another Test.
WASHINGTON , D. C. , Ju e 29. The
Krupp works have applied to the navy
department for the test of another
group of their new armor plate for
war ships , a group of this plate hav
ing failed to pass a test held at the
Indian Head proving ground a short
High Praise for Onr Army.
LONDON , June 29. During the de
bate on the army reorganization bill
in the house of commons today Lord
Wellesley declared that the United
States army was the finest of its size
in the world. He said its superiority
was due to good wages.
Omaha Koad Jluihli r Dead.
HUDSON , Wis. , June 29. H. L.
Preston , a master builder of the Om
aha road , was found dead in ln ? room
today , having expired while dressing.
Mr. Preston was one of the best known
railway men in this part of the coun
Violation of Game Lairs.
MAR3HALLTOWN , la. , June 29. As
the result of the watchfulness of the
officers and members of the Marshall-
town Fish Protective association ,
three arrests were made for illegal
World's Fair Site Approved.
ST. LOUIS , June 29. The World's
Fair National commission at its ses
sion tonight approved the Forest park
iite and adjourned.
Peyton's First Wife Is Late ,
SPOKANE , Wash. , June 29. The
suit of Mrs. Helen M. Pe/trn of Den-
er against Colonel Isaac N. Peyton ,
wealthy mining man of Spokane ,
nded today in a decision by Judge
Richardson , finding for the defendant
m all points. The plaintiff , who
vas the first wife of Colonel Peyton ,
iued for $500,000 , or half his prop'erty ,
ilaiming the divorce
he secured was
rot legal , and asking that it be set
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