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VALENTINE , NEBRASKA , JANUARY 5. 1899. NUMBER 50.
WHAT OUR NEWS
ktLLIONAIRE IN AN
. n * .
a. WARD *
-r Became So Violent that
. B.foreatened to Exterminate His
_ .7hole Family-Was Prominent in
Gotham's Financial Circles.
Drink Made Him Insane.
-,30 lloyt , millionaire and agent of the
was removed from his
.Iloyt estate ,
fe on West Seventy-third Street , New
_ L Thursday and locked up in the ulco-
/TcwardofBellevue Hospital , lie was
Pitercd 011 the records as "insane , andj
Put in the alcoholic ward of the insa
laulion. Jesse Hoyt is a member of the
Id family of Iloyts , whibh lias been prom-
lent in New York city for the last four
Vrations. The family millions were
\ < le in the northwest , some of
Hoyt's ancestors having been
builders and owners of the
Lt and Pere Marquette Railroad. , the
Voimand St. Peter Railway , a part of
1 Chicago and Northwestern and the
fcaukee and Northern. Mrs. Hoyt said
lier husband had been drinking heavily
'became so violent that he threatened
Ve and that of her children.
"OR CUBAN SOLDIERS.
likely Be Advanced by
J are progressing in the mat
yiaent of the Cuban troops so ;
l ing down their arms they may
ruied to enter upon ciil pursuits am"1
Jlieir living. Probably no further ap-'i
Lation from congress will be necessary1'
Vie the president to carry out
i it should be decided , as it undoiibt.
. ill , to advance money , chargr
lagainst the revenues of Cubs
> cial deficiency appropriation bLS
in item of $3.000,000 as an emer
md which the government may us- -
mrpose , and the idea is to advance "
r the payment of the Cuban sol-
.of this fund. It is understood
, that the president Jias not
\40 \ CONFEDERATE PENSION
'Southern Soldiers Living in
York Condemn Butter's Kftorts.
The following resolution , offered by Com
radeBeasley , formerly of North Caroling
was unanimously passed at a meeting
# ie Confederate Veteran camp of : V-
Tork , Thursday night :
' Resolved. T.at the Confederate Vetera
New York condemns muumea.
enn the efforts of Senator Butler
I Carolina ( who is not a Confcdera
Veteran ) to debauch the manhood of tlf
to obtain pensions for e
south by seeking
S federate soldiers from the United State
tnd that anv similar.offortby any southe
nenber of congress will be abhorrent
fhis camp and meet wilh unqualified coj
TO LAY CABLE
Issues Orders i\
\ the Purchase of an Iron Ship.
( , ,1 Kimball of the quartermaster's
partmenU i 2f * w * ' } VdS
, . , ved orders from the war department/
5 -are at once an iron -hip from 1.000 tog
tons for use as cab'e ship to lay cal
o'connect tlic islands of the riiilippiii
The department has already entered
this purpose 100 milw of marine cal
tiling P25 IMI * . The cable ship nf
anjinmodate on the forward dec-lag
'Ki\ing out" machinery , \\hich will \r ,
from fifteen to lu only tons , and a t < Hj
i-ighing from fne to ten tons.
BIG TEXAS ROB ERY.
\j J Farpo
oio esti'iuiif N made for labor , ton
-on egir- . ! ' produced at a
iibout ; ci-uiv for food , or about
cent an i z . If nil of the food
to lit's MV converted into e
Tn-olit oi'a il i ? 'n egcrs would l-re
even wli'Mi pr'cos are very low , lith
deppntNJi whether the hens
food int.i eir-i- . flesh or suppqi
"oodles. Ii N ai fact deinonsrrrft
ever. Jltit whc'ii a dozen eggsjp"
'lietcd tlu-y i--irry from the farnei1
tie of tlu * nutritious elements < fll
in proportion io their value in
and on ; hii : -fount i they jir fs111'
iiblo -uiythiiiir that can be plV
on the f.jrui.Poultry Keejor.
Corn in ( ierninny.
A lar f htnv of thf $1,000,0 0
corn : now goes
Jly to Kiiropr 5 > for the Gi'rni.-inJTf
For the iii t two years thejyf
farnu'iIKMII \ \ \ Jp.-iniinjr how i
his corn lo ] \l \ < stoc-k. It is es ,
that th 'n will be a yearly laurn ,
150,001 M M > ! Inishels of Ainonetl ' )
for thi > i urpo-e in the Germ ev
bultural disirifts alone. Previc
German faniuu-s had fed ontsJt
barley n ml oilier cheap '
'krheir own land is too
( rait thpni to jjrow feed.
To Tnn Skins.
A. .7. Lo . in the Epiton
Jtlie folly 'iut ; instructions : D
jheep .skiH ? . and uch small ? ;
POISON SENT BY MAIL.
Iher Mjtterious Case in "Which
[ Wrong Person Was Victim.
> . Kate , J. Adams , a well-to-do woman ,
[ poisoned Thursday in her handsomely-
L'shed ' apartments on Eighty-sixth
t , New York. Her death is connected
a curious chain of events. Mrs.
was a widow , 50 "years old. She
wit B | with her son-in-law , Edward Adams ,
: agent. Harry Cornish , a well
athlete and physical director of
[ nickcrbocker Athletic Club , boards
kml the Rogers family. Mrs. Adams
llie fee ' Thursday morning with a severe
ache. Her daughter , Mrs. Rogers , ad-
Id her to take some brome seltzer. She
[ some in Mr. Cornish's room , and gave
jer mother a fair sized dose. In a few
finds Mrs. Adams was in great pain
evidently suffering from the effects of
poison. Dr. Hitchcock was called
ind tried to counteract the effects of the
Uon , which he declared to be cyanide of
iassium. Mr. Cornish and Dr. Hitch-
jk both tasted the poisonous stuff and in
l.iw minutes both were prostrated by the
I cts of the slight quantity they had taken.
Potter was called in. He revived the
i men , but Mrs. Adams died ,
hlr. Cornish states that on Christmas day
[ received a neat package addressed to
Jiself containing a sterling silver medi-
| e bottle holder in a Tiffany box , and in
i holder was a bottle marked "Bromo
I'tzer. " The package was anonymously
It , but Mr. Cornish says he thought
[ thing of this , as he frequently gets pres-
Jts in this way. It was this bottle that
rs. Rogers got for her mother , and out of
liich Mrs. Adams drank with fatal effect.
fr. Cornish says he cannot think who
[ otild have any designs on his life.
ICE HOMES FOR JACK TARS
j M. C. A. Planning to Erect Them
at Various Seaports.
Commander Philip is at the head of a
5'i t-coinmittee of the international corn-
fee of the Young Men's Christian Asso-
} on , which is planning to build a home
[ jack tars near the Brooklyn ( N. Y. )
" Jo- yard , to cost $100.000. But the home
- ' fBrooklyn will not be the only one.
' re will be others , costing almost as much ,
l Itoston , Newport , Norfolk , San Fran-
fo and perhaps in Manila aud Havana ,
se buildings will be for enlisted sea-
i , and later there ill be similar build-
Is in the large cities for enlisted soldiers ,
( fe cabins or rooms will resemble state-
Ijrns on ships , but will be separated with
, rre screens , so each lodger will be by him-
- If. There will also be a bar , but no in-
: fcicating drinks will be sold.
BIG KANSAS FAILURE.
ityoclcmen Go Under with Inabilities
of Half a Million.
nWord reached Abilene , Kan. , Tuesday
Jat Catlin Bros. , the extensive stock feed-
| 's of Milton Vale , had failed , with liabil-
: ies of $800,000 to $500,000. Their bank
c3 Closed Saturday. They have been feeding
- : J5,000 head ot cattle and are said to have
lost heavily. The impossibility of securing
f an extension on rcatured cattle paper Ish
' | aid to be responsible for the failure , which
' 5 all straight. It is said the failure will
, ( itr'fc a heavy loss to several commission
c bffees of Kansas City , through whom they ;
wb' > W much paper.
C Dynamite Moves a Saloon.
" Citizens of Woodbine , Kan. , blew up
with dynamite a building in which a
"joint" had been started a week ago.
Everything in the building was destroyed ,
\ timbers being thrown for rods , and adjoin
ing stores were somewhat injured. No one
d was hurt. The keeper had been ordered to
" .cave , but refused to do so. A "joint" in
, Kansas is an illegal saloon.
Killed at a Funeral.
* ; the funeral of Mrs. W. Martin at Ne-
; Mieh. , a team which drew a hack ;
* . carrying mourners ran away. William
| % * 4Kevern , a pallbearer , who was walking
s the hearse , was run over and almost
instantly killed. Frank Sheron , a livery-
* J5ani who was driving the hearse , was
arthrown from it and injured , though not
iThirty French Officers Arrested.
Thirty officers have been arrested inn
jparis and all sentenced to four days' im
prisonment for subscribing lo the fund
' l tarted by the Libre Parole to enable Mine.
h.jBIenry to meet the expenses of her contemplated -
a ! plated prosecution of Joseph Reinach ! ,
i , for ut
daring her late husband , Col. Henry , a
Jamaica Dedicates a Pier.
The new pier at Jamaica market , Kings
. ton , Jamaica , which was built for the ac
commodation of tourist steamers and foreign >
eign warships , was opened Tuesday. heW
German training ship Molte , which is now
' cruising in West Indian waters , partici
pated in the opening ceremonies.
Military Plot Is Hatched.
The Paris correspondent of the London
Daily Chronicle sa\s : "It is asserted that
the French police have seized several
bundles of letters , whose contents prove
that a military plot is in thorough working
, order. "
Klevator Burned at Minneapolis.
urn A loss of $150,000 was caused at Minne
uiia ; apolis Tuesday night by the burning 10of
in j elevator "I , " together with its contents of
00,000 bushels of wheat. The property be
longed to Wheeler , Carter & Co.
Gillett Located in Mexico.
John Green , feputy sheriff from New
Mexico , wbo is in Denver , received inform
ation that Grant C. Gillelt , the fugitive
cattleman , is making his headquarters at
Jimenez , Mexico.
INSURGENTS TAKE ILOILO.
Spanish Forces Evacuate All Sta
tions in South Philippines.
A dispatch from Gen. Otis , at Manila , re
- ceived in Washington Wednesday after
noon , confirmed the fears of the war de
partment officials as to what had taken
place at Iloilo. Gen. Otis says :
Sent Col. Potter on fast vessel to Iloilo
on the 24th lo communicate with Spanish
Gen. Rios. The latter evacuated on the
evening of the 21th , and Potter is thirty-
nine hours late.
The insurgents took possession of the
city on the 2Gth and Potter found Agui-
naldo's flag flying. Cannot now report
what have been the results. Will not hear
from there for four days , as there is no
cable communication. The Spanish forces
evacuated all stations in the southern
islands except Zamboanga. Mindanao by
orders , they say , from Madrid.
The evacuation of the southern Philippines -
pines by the Spaniards has undoubtedly
done much toward complicating the prob-
lem of extending military jurisdiction over
the islands by the United States. It will
now be necessary to expedite the execution
of the original plans , and it may be fully
expected within a week that important
events Avill have happened in the islands.
It is presiimed that Gen. Otis will de
mand the surrender of Iloilo into his hands ,
and this demand may at once raise the
issue between the insurgents and our own
government of possession of the islands.
The province of Iloilo is set down in the
official directories as having a population
of 472,000 and it is the second in importance
of the Philippine group.
WILL BE NO DELAY.
Seventy-One Senators Will Vote to
Ratify the Peace Pact.
A Washington special to the Chicago
Post Wednesday says : There will be
seventy-one votes in the United States
senate for the ratification of the peace
treaty , according lo the present count , with
seven senators on the doubtful list , all of
whom may go Avith the majority. The
president will submit the treaty im
mediately upon the reassembling of
congress , and it will be taken up with
out delay. Xot to exceed half a dozen
speeches against the treaty are looked for ,
and the majority Avill not seek to prolong
the debate b\- unnecessary speechmaking.
Three or four senators will present the
case and the argument on behalf of the
administration , the peace commission andvl
tbe nation , and then the matter will be
allowed to rest. The opinion prevails that
two weeks will cover the time consumed in
discussing the treaty in the senate , and
that a vote will be reached on January 20.
It will then only remain for congress to
Appropriate the 920,000,000 called for in the
treaty. Then there will be a formal ex
change of the documents. The war- , maybe
be legally closed and all necessary formalities -
ities observed in connection therewith be
fore the middle of February. It is barely
possible that the end may be technically
reached by February 1.
WIDOW'S UNFORTUNATE LOVE
It Leads to Murder and an Attempt
Mrs. N. L. Borglund Wednesday shot
and killed Peter Hanson , a tailor , and then
cut her own throat at Dultith , Minn. , but
was not effective in her own case
and will probably recover. Mrs. Borg
lund is a widow , 40 years of age.
She kept a number of boarders , among
them being Hanson , vho is her cousin. He
is 30 years of age , but although ten years
his senior , the widow was wildly in lova
with him. Hanscu paid her considerable
attention for a time , but lately bad been
quite devoted to a younger and fairer
FIVE TRAINMEN HURT.
Switch Engine Blows Out Its Crown
Five men were seriously injured as the
result of an Ohio Southern switch engine
blowing out its crown sheet at Springfield ,
Ohio , Wednesday afternoon. Engineer
Schellinger and Fireman Welch were
blown out of the cab and both were very
badly injured. Conductor Snow and
Brakemen Layer and Brickman were
blown thirty feet and badly injured. Some
of the injuries may prove fatal.
Two Thousand Miles in Open Boat
Capt. McDonald of the burned bark C.
D. Bryant , accompanied by his wife and
children , arrived at San Francisco Wednes
day from Honolulu on the steamer China.
The Bryant , which was bound from Puget
Sound for Africa with a load of lumber ,
burned at sea on November 5 and the sur
vivors traveled 2,200 miles in an open boat
when they reached one of the Hawaiian
Robbers Secure $7OOO.
The dry goods store of Henry Wessel of
Baltimore , Md. , was entered by burglars
Tuesday night and a considerable' of
money and checks aggregating $7,000 was
taken The valuables were in a safe in the
countintg room , the door was blown off by
dynamic and $6,800 in specie and
currency , the remainder in checks of small
denominations , taken.
Christmas in Bad Weather.
Most of the Americans in Santiago cele
brated Christmas Monday , though hardly
able to realize that this is the Christmas
season , in the midst of the discomforts of
summer weather. The pal ace clerks pre
sented General Wood wUh a magnificent
gold-headed tortoise shell
Buried Beneath the Ruins.
A new two-story building in course ol
erection at St. Louis , Mo. , collapsed
Wednesday afternoon , burying two work
men. Two or three workmen were hurt ,
but not seriously injured ,
f * $ .
DEATH OJ ? MOBJRILL.
VENERABLE SENATOR EXPIRES
Aged Vermont Statesman the Victim
of Pneumonia Total Eclipse of the
Moon Visible in Many Places Pinna
for a New President's Palace.
Senator Justin S. Merrill of Vermont ,
the venerable "father of the Senate , " died
at 1:25 o'clock Wednesday morning at his
residence in Washington. There were at
the bedside the Senator's son , .Tames Mor .
i-ill , Miss Swan , the sister of his deceased
wife , and Senator Proctor , his colleague.
He was attacked by grip about a week
previous , but as the disease was mild in
i'ovm , he attended the sessions of the Sen-
ste ( up to the holiday adjournment. His
condition . was not considered serious un
til the day before his death , when pneu
monia developed. He grew rapidly worse ,
and Monday night became unconscious ,
in which ptatc he remained except for a
few short lucid intervals. The Senator
suffered a severe attack of pneumonia last
winter. His wife died last summer just
SENATOR MOBRJM. .
before the adjournment of Congress , and
Mr. Merrill had been visibly failing since.
Justin S. Merrill was born at Strafford ,
Orange ] County , Vt. , on April 14 , 1810.
He received an academic education and I
engaged in mercantile pursuits until 1848 ,
when he took up agriculture. He was
elected to Congress in 1855 as a Republi ,
can , and represented his native State in
the Thirty-fourth , Thirty-fifth , Thirty-
sixth J , Thirty-seventh and Thirty-eighth
Congresses. During his several terms in
Congress he always took a leading part in
all financial and economic legislation , and
was the father of the famous tariff bill of
1861. This bill became known as the
Merrill tariff bill.
Senator from Vermont , . 1866.
Mr. Merrill was elected to the Senate
from Vermont in I860 and has served con
tinuously ever since. He had been a mem
ber of Congress for forty-three years and
had at all times been earnestly interested
RIOTERS AT HAVANA.
Deeds of Violence PreccdeHoistinjr * of
Stars and Stripes.
Serious rioting occurred in Havana
Tuesday night. Before it was quelled
American regulars had to be called for.
They did their work so well that one
Spanish sailor was killed and a dozen
Cubans and Spaniards injured , some fa
The trouble started through the resent
ment of some Spanish soldiers and sailors
because the American and Cuban flags
were flying everywhere in the city , which
event the Cubans were boisterously cele
brating. A Spanish soldier , marching
with his company to the wharf , tried to
pull down a Cuban flag in Bomba street.
He was shot at and dangerously wound
ed. Desperate fighting followed between
Spaniards and Cubans.
Lieut. Miller of the Tenth United States
infantry , whose company had been
brought into the city for just such an
emergency , and was stationed three
blocks away , sent Sergeant Adams with
a detail of a dozen men to preserve order.
The regulars soon reached the narrow
street and forming in line swept all be
fore them at the point of the bayonet.
Midway in the block is a cafe. When
the Americans reached there they were
fired upon. A quick order from Sergeant
Adams and a dozen rifles rang out as one.
Nearly every shot told , for eight or ten
persons were seen to drop. One Spanish
sailor was killed and the rest , Cubans and
Spaniards , were wounded. That single
volley scattered the crowd like so many
sheep. The American soldiers captured
four of the ringleaders in the disturbance
and marched them back to their quarters.1
None of the American regulars was in
jured. The city Wednesday was prac-i
tically in the hands of the Americans.
A PRESIDENT'S PALACE.
A Movement for the Erection of a $ IOr-
000,000 Executive Mansion.
A movement is on foot for the erection
of a new executive mansion for the Pres
ident. Paul J. Pelz , the architect of the
Congressional Library , has prepared elab
orate drawings and diagrams for the pro
posed mansion. The projectors want the
Government to build a home for the Pres
ident that will be a credit to the nation.
They have found an ideal site on Meridian
hill , bounded by West Sixteenth and
Fourteenth streets. The crest of the hill
is 202 feet above the Potomac , while the
Capitol site is only 90 feet above the river.
They say fifty-two acres can be secured
at moderate cost by condemnation , be
cause there are few buildings on the land.
, The White House grounds have twenty-
one acres. Mr. Pelz's plan is drawn on
a scale of striking grandeur.
The proposed building is in the form of
the letter H. One wing is set aside for
the living apartments of the President
and his family , and the other is devoted
to social and state functions. The con
necting structure is to Lav.- roof garden.
In the rear of the building is an elaborate
system of conservatories inclosing an
enormous court that is to be covered. The
site is a mile or more north of the White
House , which is to be retained for office
purposes for the President. The new
mansion is to face south toward the
THE PROPOSED XEW WHITE HOUSE.
ir legislation. Mr. Mori-ill's career as Sen
ator exceeded in length that of any other
Senator in the history of this nation.
Thomas H. Benton , the first Senator from
Missouri , served thirty-one yearsin the
Senator Merrill was widely known in
educational circles because of his success
ful advocacy of the act of 1802 granting
land to the various States for educational
purposes. The act came to he known as
the Merrill land-grant act. It was from
the proceeds of this fund and from his
private resources that Exm Cornell found
ed Cornell University. At that university
and at many others Mr. Mori-ill's name is
held in high honor , and a building at Cor
nell is named for him.
The Senator had been for some year ?
the patriarch of the Senate and held a
warm place in the affections of his asso
ciates. He likewise enjoyed the fullest
confidence of his constituents , who. not
withstanding his years , re-elected him in
1890 for a fifth consecutive term , which
would not have expired until March 3 ,
MOTIONLESS FIVE MONTHS.
Milwaukee Girl's Straince Trance a
Puzzle to Physicians.
For five months Tiny Broeschit of Mil
waukee has not spoken a Avord and lies in
her little rooin entirely oblivious to her
surroundings. Every effort to attract her
attention or make her so much as raise
an eyelid has completely failed. She'is
gradually wasting away : death is tlu only
thing which her family and friends think
will relieve her from her suffering. She
has become greatly emaciated , takes but
little food and seems simply to exist with
out interest in the outward and apparent
world. She is not in a trance , for during
the greater part of the day her eyes are
wide open and fixed 'with a wistful glance
upon one corner of the room , where she
seems to see things that other people can-
" Hypnotists are experimenting with the
&irl "andfcclaim to have made progress in
revivinffKer. They expect to ultimately
snccee f. tehrsicians , however , find no
change in flS&ri's' condition _ _
White House , and its approach from the
south side is io be buttressed by walls ,
terraces and broad flights of stairs , some
what after the style of those on the west
side of the C'apitol. The architecture is
like that of the Congressional Library ,
but Hie plan calls for white marble in
stead of granite for the building. It is
estimated the work will cost ? S,000,000 to
$10.000,000. and require eight or ten years
for its completion.
LUNA'S FACE HID IN ECLIPSE
Obscured for tlie Third Time in the
. , Courfee of a Year.
For about an hour and a half Tuesday
night , where clouds did not obscure , it
Deemed as if a black hand had been put
over the face of the moon. Her silver face
wa : blotted out and the sky was as if she
had never been. In her flight about the
earth she slid for a period of six hours and
eighteen minutes through the converging
DIAGRAM OF THE ECLIPSE.
shadow o the earth that projects like a
great invisible cone into space in the di
rection away from the sun. For an ir
| and twenty-nine minutes the eclipse is
total to observers whore the sky was clear.
As the shadow of the earth has swung
about its tremendous circle during 1S98 )
the moon has three times passed through
it. .Tan. 7 there was a total eclipse that ,
like the one of Tuesday night , was visible
throughout the Americas , Asia , Africa
and Europe. July 3 the silver orb that
floats jn the sky had a section of its bright
surface obscured by the shadow of a par-
tifj eclipse that could he seen only in
rbpe. The eclipse Tuesday followed to
second a schedule that was calcinated :
fnlly fifty years ago by the astronomer *
of that time , _ '
STATE OF NEBRASKA'
NEWS OP THE WEEK IN A CONDENSED -
Special Election will Be Held at
Fremont oa Proposition to Re
fund City's Bonded Indebtedness
Will Be Great Saving if Carried ,
Fremont Will Drive aBargain. . *
At the meeting of' the city council of
Fremont last week an ordinance was
passed , without opposition , calling .a ' spe
cial election for January 80 to vote o'n the
proposition to refund the bonded Indebted
ness of the city. The bonds now ; > ut bear 6
and 5 per cent , interest. It is proposed to
refund them with twenty-year 4 per cent ,
bonds , date of March 1 , which will make
an annual saving to the taxpayers of $1,600 ,
iccording to the estimates of the city treas
urer , the bonded Indebtedness of the city
being $209,000. Previous bond issues of the
city of Fremont have been in good demand
and it is probable that u fair premium cap
be obtained on them , which will still for-
Iher reduce the amount of the annual ap
Verdict for Cheyenne County.
The injunction suit of Euclid Martin , ad
ministrator of the estate of William J.Max-
\vell , against A. Pease , treasurer of Chey-
snne County , was heard at Sidney before
District Judge II. M. Grimes. The ruling
of the court stated that the petition failed
to state facts sufficient to entitle him to the
writ prayed for and it was accordingly de
nied. This is the suit whereby the county
treasurer seized 100 head of horses of the
Maxwell estate on ii distress warrant for
failure to pay nearly $600 in personal taxes.
Clergyman Under Suspension.
Bishop A. R. Graves has suspended Rev.
Tyrer of Ord because of a series of ser
mons recently delivered from his pulpit ,
lie is said to have declared himself an evolutionist
lutionist and a disbeliever in many portions
tions of both the nen- and old testaments.
The Episcopal community there is excited
over the verdict and , as Rev. Tyrer is pop-
tilarT many declare they will support him
in opposition to the will of the bishop.
Omahas Want an Agent.
A petition is being circulated at the
agency in Thurston County , proposed at )
he request of the Omaha tribe , asking that
hey be given a separate agent. They.
maintain that they are neglected and that.
there is business enough for two agents.
Mr , Chase , who drew the petition , says
that it will be generally signed by both'
tribes. He believes that itwill bethemeans
of re-establishing the Omaha agency.
Cuban Veteran Rejoins Regiment :
Corporal John Jacobs of the Twelfth reg
ular infantry , who fought in all the Cuban
battles and has been at his home in West
Point for several months , left last week to
join his regiment , which is "fattened at
Jefferson Barracks , Mo. He et.ne home on
thirty days' sick leave in August , but had
to have his leave extended several times 011
account of his severe illness. He expects
lo leave soon for Manila.
Suicide at Cody.
Suffering with an intense and acute pain ,
the result of a short and recent illness , M.
Underwood , proprietor of the Elkhorn
Eating House at Cody , put an end to his
Bufferings by shooting himself. Under
wood was a well-to-do man and
was successful in the hotel business. No
other reason than his sickness can be as
signed for the ra.sh act which cost him his
Fourteen Horses Cremated. J Yi
W. A. Cole's large feed and livery stable-
at Bloomington were totally destroyed by
fire. Fourteen head of horses were burned.
The fire was under good headway before it
was discovered , and being full of hay , the
barn was thoroughly ablaze in five minutes.
No one knows how the fire originated.
The total loss was 35,000 , with $800 insnr *
ance on the barn.
Farms Bring Good Prices.
E. D. Marcelhis has * old his 200-acre farm
one and one-half miles from York to
Artemus Miller for § 10.000. There have
been a number of sales of York County
farms lately at advanced prices over what
the same land was offered at one year ago.
Child Kicked by a Horse.
The 7-year-oid son of J. D. Barhart of
Korth Lotip was kicked ba horse while
playing in the barnyard and when found
was unconscious and for some time his re
covery was considered doubtful. His con
dition is now more favorable.
Blind Boy Stricken.
James Burns , living near Holstein fellto
Hie ground a few da\s since and died
a short period of unconsciousness.
been blind for eight \ears and had learned
several trades at the institute for the blind
at Nebraska City.
Scotchman Proves a Swindler.
A Scotchman has swindled a number of v
his fellow countrymen in and around Wil-
ber by imposing upon their race friendli
ness. He borrowed considerable sums of
money on various pretexts and thea disap
Arrested for Murderous Assault.
Bruce Madison , who stabbed Wallace
Scott at Fairmont over a game of cards ,
Las been captured at Trenton , He will
waive examination and is under bonds oE
EI.OOO , which he uili be unable to give.
Town Under Mail Quarantine.
Five new cases of smallpox are reported
from Wilsom ille * making a total of seven. '
Postmaster Asec of Beaver City has served
notice on tire mail messengers that ha
vould receive no mail Irom that town.
Burlf/jgton Depot Burned.
Fire destroyed the east half of the Bur-
fington ik-.pot at Superior , entirely eonsum-
the freight room ? and their contents. The
prompt work of the fire department saved
the. remainder of the building.
Miss Kitty Bothwell , who teaches just
outside of Grafton , had the misfortune to be
robbed of her purse , containing § 3Q and re
turn ticket , while in the Lincoln B , &