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VOLUME XIV. VALENTINE , NEBRASKA , JUNE 15 , 1899. NUMBER 21.
INTELLIGENCE FROM ALL
'TOENADO NEAR SALIX
THREE PERSONS KILLED AND
.AH Belong to One Family Two of
the Injured Are Dangerously
Hurt One May Die Four Farm
Death in the Wind.
A funnel-shaped cloud swooped down
rSunday afternoon upon a little strip of
country south of Salix , sixteen miles south
of Sioux City , which blew down houses
-and barns , destroyed growing crops , wiped
.away the live stock , injured several people
and killed three.
The killed are :
KATE MALLOY , his wife.
HARRY MALLOY , aged 16 , their son.
Dangerously injured :
Miss Befie Malloy , aged ! ' . , daughter ,
-skull fractured ; will probably die.
Thomas Malloy , aged 18 , son , leg man
gled and injured internally.
Fred Malloy , aged 26 , son , back : serious ,
Pat Malloy , aged 14 , son , collar bone
'fractured , back sprained ; will recover.
Jack Mulloy , aged 24 , son. arm cut and
"body bruised : injuries slight.
The storm came up from the southwest
at 5:30 o'clock and struck the district , one-
Jtialf mile : ? outhof Salix , where the Malloys
iived. . Lying in the pathway of the twistIng -
Ing cloud were the homes of John Malloy
Mrs. Cora Hassell , Philip Burger , Joseph
' .Bernard , formerly a justice of the peace in
Sioux Cit ; . . and Patrick O'Xeill , all within
a circle of oi'O yards. All of these homes
were destroyed , except that of Mr. O'Xeill ,
-which lie > farthest to the northeast. At
-this point the cloud bega-i to rise , and ,
while the O'Xeill barn was caught up and
scattered over an area of half a mile , only
a corner of the house and its chimneys
were taken. Moving on to the northeast
4he cloudjifled and dispelled. Before the
wind came there was a heavy hail , and
after the cloud had passed by there came a
thick downpour of mud , which veneered
everything in its path. From Salix the
storm was ? anxiously watched , and almost
3verybudy in the town sought places o
safety. Conductor J. X" . Pollock , of the
Sioux City rmd Pacific freight train
bound south , saw the cloud coming
his way. and stopped the train at
a point about a quarter of a mile south of
Salix. When the storm had passed over he
ran the train on and stopped opposite the
Malloy place. Here was a scene of desola
tion. The ground for a distance of several
hundred yards and a width of 200 feet was
swept clean of buildings and fences ,
and in the debris of timbers blown
down , trees and barbed wire , were bodies
D the dead and dying , and the carcasses
of horse.- and cattle. Pinned beneath
heavy timbers was the body of John Mal
loy , head of the family. His breast was
crushed and death must have been in
stantaneous. A few feet further on was
the remains of his wife , who had been
killed by flying boards , which were strewn
around her. The children were near the
todies ) of their parents.
ENEMY IS ROUTED.
.American Force of 4,50O Sweeps
the C.mntry South of Manila.
At daybreak Saturday a force of 4,500
- men under Gens. Lawton , Wheaton and
Overshine advanced from San Pedro Ma-
cati , s\\.e ; ing the country between the
4 > ay of Manila and Bay Lake , south of
Manila. By noon the country had been
cleared almost to Paranaque. The town
was occupied Sunday. The Americans
. lost two oflicers killed and twenty-one
soldiers wounded. The rebels resisted
desperately at the stronger of
their positions and left fifty
dead in the trenches. Many more were
wounded and were left behind by , the
rebels in their retreat. Lawton's force
consisted of two battalions each of the
Twenty-first and Ninth Infantry , six com
panies of Coloradoans , and a detachment
of artillery. Wheaton commanded the
Nevada Cavalry , Ovenshine the Thirteenth
ami Fourteenth Infantry , Fourth Cavalry
and a detachment of light artillery.
Crew Thought to Have Drowned
An Atlantic City , N. J. , dispatch states
: that the three-masted schooner , George A.
Howes of Philadelphia , was found wrecked
Sunday night two miles off Barnegat by
4he life saving crew. The schooner's cie\y
.is believed to have been drowned.
. Fitzhugh Lee's Son Deficient.
Among the cadets from the fourth class
ifound deficient and discharged from the
.military academy at West Point were
-George Mason Lee , son of Gen. Fitzhugh
Lee of Virginia , and P. A. Dinsmore , ot
Koutz at Honolulu.
A telegram from Admiral Kaulz , at
'Honolulu , via San Francisco , states he ar
rived at Honolulu June 1. He was to
leave June 10 and arrive in San Francisco
More Work for the Men.
The Peoria Steel and Iron works at
Teoria , III. , lately sold to the Republic
Iron and Steel Company , will resume
operation at once , employing 500 men.
TO SECURE TROOPS.
Plan to Increase Otis' Force Is Dlsj
cussed by the Cabinet.
The Cabinet on Friday last , in connec
tion with the possible necessity of enlisting
a force of volunteers for service in the
Philippines , discussed with favor the plan
for the re-enlistment of several skeleton
regiments in Manila from among the vol
unteers who desire to remain in the service
and the subsequent filing out of these reg
iments with recruits enlisted in this
country. Gen. Otis , according to this plan ,
will be given authority to select the oflicers
of these regiments from among the volun
teer officers to be mustered out. This
would form a nucleus of veteran officers
and men seasoned to the climate , familiar
with the work to be done , therefore im
measurably superior.to any force of raw
recruits. The plan was only discussed in
connection with future contingencies , and
did not reach the stage of action. The at
torney general gave an opinion that the
army reorganization bill making the
strength of the army 05,000 did not increase
the hospital corps of 2,600 , so that the en
listed force can be increased to that num
GOLD HUNTERS DIE.
Many Prospectors Have Perished on
the Edmonton Trail.
The list of prospectors who have
perished in their rush to the
Yukon gold fields over the Edmon
ton trail is growing , and if reports brought
down by the steamer Laurada , which ar
rived at Seattle a few days ago , from
Souteastern Alaska arc true , it will be
very large when the full story is told.
Fifty are reported to have been drowned
in Great Slave Lake , twenty have perished
in the rapids of the Mud and Laird Rivers ,
ten have frozen to death , twenty-live have
died from scurvy. The bodies of a score
who died from exposure have been found.
The Hudson Buy Company was preparing
to send a relief party to Disease Lake with
vegetables for the scurvey stricken people
when the Laurada sailed.
RUSSIA'S WARLIKE MOVES.
Two Thousand Paid Volunteers Ar
rive at Port Arthur.
Much continues to be said by the far
Eastern press regarding Russia's warlike
preparations. A further large consign
ment of war stores and rails and about 2- ,
000 paid volunteers have arrived at Port
Arthur. It is intended that these men
shall guard the Manchurian section of the
Siberian RfTIlroad. The entire Russian
garrison in the far East no.v numbers
nearly 40,000 men.
GILMORE AND PARTY WELL.
Captured Americans Receiving Fair
Favorable reports have been received by
Gen. Otis in Manila of the party composed
of Lieut. Gilmore and fourteen sailors , be-
bnging to the gunboat Yorktown , cap
tured April 12 by Filipinos near Balar.
The prisoners are well and are receiving
Insurgent Leader Said to Have Dis
solved Filipino Congress.
Manila specials Thursday say it is re
ported that Aguinaldo has dissolved the
Filipino Congress and declared himself
Killed by His Nephew.
Edward Ware , a prominent farmer of
Mt. Zion , Ky. , was shot and killed by his
nephew , Arthur Davenport. Davenport
was en route to serve a subpoena on Mrs.
Ware at the time. Ware , who was walk
ing along with him , suddenly said "I'll
kill you , " and at the same time striking
Davenport with a club. The men clinched ,
and as they rolled down Bill Ware was
shot three times through the heart. Dav
enport surrendered. Ware and his wife
Fall of Historic Elm.
A Toledo , Ohio , special says that the elm
tree at Fort Meigs , made famous by the
campaign of William Henry Harrison
against the Indians , has fallen and this
historic spot is not now marked. It was
in this tree that the scout , Paul Navarre ,
drowned the Indian sharpshooters who
were picking off the Americans and he
shot and killed the men who were destroy
ing the pickets. An effort will be made to
mark the place where the tree stood.
Gomez's Farewell Falls Flat.
The farewell manifesto of Gen. Maximo
Gomez has fallen comparatively flat. Ha
vana papers have given it little attention
in the way of comment and public feeling
has apparently not been much aroused.
The principal criticisms have been those
born of a suspicion that the manifesto is
not a genuine farewell.
Board Bill Causes Dual Tragedy.
Joseph Povelick , a Polander , fatally shot
his boarding mistress , Mrs. Mary Smoski
at Pittsburg , Pa. , because she demanded
money for his board which was long over
due. Povelick then fled , and an hour
later his body was found on the river bank
with a bullet through his brain. He had
Falls Down the Shaft.
John J. Lalor , a translator in the office
of the director of the mint in Washington ,
lost his balance and fell from the second
floor in the Treasury Department down the
shaft which the stairway surrounds to the
basement , probablyrecaiving fatal injuries.
To Protect Denmark Farmers.
The minister of finance of Denmark has
informed a deputation of farmers that he
Government intended to appoint a coin-
mission to consider the imposition of a
protectionist duty ou agricultural products.
! JEFFRIES CHAMPION
KNOCKS FITZ5IMMONS OUT IN
THE ELEVENTH ROUND.
Nine Thousand Spectators Witnessed
the Battle Between the Heavy
weights at Coney Island Last Fri
day Night Others.
It's All Up with Fitz.
James J. Jeffries , another sturdy young
giant , has come out of the West to whip
the champion pugilist. At the arena of the
Coney Island Athletic Club Friday night
he defeated Robert Fitzsimmons , world's
champion in two classes middle and
heavy weights in eleven rounds of whirl
wind fighting. He had the Australian
whipped from the ninth round. It was
acknowledged that Jeffries would have an
immense advantage in weight , height and
age , but the thousands who tipped and
backed his opponent to win were sure that
he was slow and that he would in that
respect be absolutely at the mercy of
the pastmaster at the science of lighting
that he was to meet , lie proved , on the
contrary , that he was just as fast as the
man he met and beat him down to uncon
scious defeat in a fair fight. At 24 he has
defeated Robert Fitzsimmons , Tom Shar-
key , and Peter Jackson , and if he cares
for himself he will probably be able to
successfully defend the title for many
years. The defeated man was just as good
as when at Carson City he lowered the
colors of the then peerless Corbett. He
was just as active , just as clever , just as
tricky and just as fearless. He went un
falteringly to his defeat , lie was the ag
gressor even at moments when he was
bleeding and unsteady , and when stunned
by the blows he received he reeled instinct
ively toward his opponent. He was fight
ing all the time and punished his oppon
ent , but found him a different opponent
than any he had met and a difficult
man to light. .Jeffries fought from a
crouching attitude that was hard to get at.
lie held his head low , his back was bent
down and his left arm was extended. He
kept jabbing away with the left and found
no trouble in landing. It was there that
his superior reach told. That giant arm
served as a sort of human fender to ward
otf his opponent. lie made an excellent
defense and demonstrated his abUity to
use both hands. He is game , too , for he
never shrank from his punishment. It
was a great fight to watch and it com
menced and ended amid scenes of intense
enthusiasm. It was all very dramatic. The
men fought before a crowd of 9,000 and
stood up in a great beam of blinding white
TWO SCORE HURT.
Kansas City Passenger Train De
railed Near Green view , Mo.
A south bound passenger train on the
Kansas City , Pittsburg and Gulf Railroad ,
which left Kansas City at 7J50 Friday
night , was derailed near Greenview at 8:80 :
p. m. The smoker was turned upside
down , and one of the coaches turned on its
side. Forty to fifty passengers were more
or less seriously injured , three probably
fatally. The train was derailed by the
spreading of the rails , the track having
been damaged by the recent heavy rains.
The smoker , which contained most of the
injured , and the chair car , immediately fol
lowing , were turned on their sides into the
ditch. The combination baggage and mail
car remained on the track. There was a
heavy downpour of rain at the time of the
accident. The crc\v went to work with a
will to rescue the passengers. Women
and children were first rescued and at
tended to as best was possible under the
circumstances. Before all had been taken
out of the chair car a fire started in the
rear end , but the porter cut a hole in thereof
roof and extinguished it. The smoker was
well filled. Passengers were compelled to
crawl the full length of the car to the rear
door to escape , darkness making it impos
sible to see a foot ahead. The scene of the
wreck was in the woods , and there were
no houses near to which the injured could
One of the Leading Characters of
Dreyfus Case Out. of Prison.
Col. Picquart was provisionally released
from custody in Paris Saturday afternoon.
He went to the home of his brother-in-
law , Mayor Gasc of Ville d'Avray.
Picquart was imprisoned last July on the
charge of communicating confidential doc
uments , and has since been accused of fab
ricating a document intended to compro
Japs Flock to Hawaii.
Advices from Yokohama state that nearly
7,000 laborers will leave Japan during the
current year under contract to work on
the Hawaiian plantations. This is the re-
suit of the permission by the United States
Government for the importation of the Jap
anese to the new island territory under the
contract to assist in the cultivation of seven
new and immense plantations.
Family Feud Breaks Our Anew.
Abe Lee , a member of the Lee faction of
the Lee-Taylor feud , which prevailed in
Harland County , Kentucky , ten years ago.
was killed Sunday night from ambush. It
is thought the Taylors did the deed and the
Lee faction is arming. The old feud will <
Fought to a Draw. <
After twenty rounds of the fastest mill
ing ever seen in Xewark , Ohio , Referee
Coulton decided the contest between Eddie
Gardner of Wheeing. and Johnny Van
lleest of Cincinnati , a draw.
TWENTY-EIGHT MEN BURIED ,
Report of Terrible Landslide on the
Choetaw & Memphis Road.
It was reported in Little Rock , Ark. ,
Thursday night that a landslide occurred
at lloss Hollow and engulfed twenty-eight
men , all of whom are supposed to have
been killed. Ross Hollow is a-pass between
two small mountain ranges , about twenty-
eight miles west of Little Kock , on the
line of the Choctow & Memphis Railroad ,
now under construction from Little Rock
to Howe , L T. A large force of graders
has been engaged in grading the roa'f '
through the pass and , according to the re
port , it was a part of this force that was
caught under the falling earth.
.The report was brought in by farmers
traveling from the locality. According to
the farmers a large force of men was en
gaged in excavating in a deep cut when the
earth above , which had been loosened by
heavy ram , suddenly came down upon
them , burying twenty-eight men in tons
BIG FIRE AT AUGUSTA , GA.
Quarter Million Dollars' Worth ol
The largest fire in the history of Au
gusta ; Ga. , in many years burned over the
same district that was swept seven years
ago , when the. Augusta Chronicle was de
stroyed. Several buildings that escaped
at that time are now smoking ruins. The
losses aggregate a quarter of a million del
lars. The fire started in the drug store of
Davenport & Phini/.y. During the height
of the excitement 10,000 rounds of cart
ridges in the armory , which was also
burned , began to explode , and for an hour
there was an incessant fusillade of shots.
Burning embers were carried by a high
wind a block away , and two or three
frame buildings were burned. Three cotton -
ton warehouses were on lire at various
times , but xvere fortunately saved before
the flames made much headway.
Troops Line Up at Pay Car.
Owing to the representations of the pret * >
there was a large gathering of Cuban
soldiers at Santiago Wednesday morning
in expectation of receiving a share of the
American gratuity. One hundred and
eighty presented a signed statement expressing -
pressing a willingness to surrender their
arms. It is evident there will be no trouble
in the province , with the possible excep
tion of the northern districts.
Exposition Peddles Its Bonds.
The Ohio Centennial bonds , amounting
to $150,000 , are again without purchasers.
Spitzer & Co. have withdrawn their bid.
The city of Toledo will be compelled to
look for other purchasers. The bonds were
refused by the Xortliern Xational Bank on
the ground fhat they were illegal.
Cloudburst and Thunderstorm.
A terrific cloudburst and thunderstorm
did great damage at Peru , Ind. , Thursday ,
leveling scores of houses , demolishing
thirty derricks in the oil field , together
with barns , trees and fences. The extent
is not fully known , but thus far no casual'
ties have been reported.
Diplomatic Relations Broken.
According to advices from Berlin the
Russian Government has broken off diplo
matic relations with the free city of Bre
men , owing to the refusal of the Bremen
authorities to grant satisfaction for the
alleged wrongful arrest of a Russian priest
Now York Kidnapers.
George and Addie Barrows , accused of
kidnaping 1 Marion Clark , arrived in Xew
York Thursday and were taken to police
headquarters. Bella Anderson , or Carrie
Jones , was taken to police headquarter ?
soon after the arrival of Barrows.
To Ship Gold to Europe.
Lasard Freres of New York Saturnuy
shipped to Europe $2,000,000 in gold , mak
ing § 3,000,000 to go on that day.
Chicago Cattle , common to pnme ,
93.00 to $5.75 ; hogs , shipping grades' ,
$3.00 to $4.00 ; sheep , fair to choice , Jjo.OU
to $5.00'wheat ; , No. 2 red , 75c to 7Uc ;
corn , No. 2 , &ric to 35c ; oats. No. 2 , 23c
to 24c ; rye , No. 2 , 5Ge to 57c ; butter ,
choice creamery , 17c to 19c ; eggs , fresh ,
lie to 13c ; potatoes , choice , 30c to 40c
Indianapolis Cattle , shipping , $3.00 to
$5.75 ; hogs , choice light , $2.75 to $4.00 ;
sheep , common to choice , $2.50 to $4.75 ;
wheat. No. 2 red , 73c to 75c ; corn , No. 2
white. 33c to 35c ; oats , No. 2 white , 2c ! )
St. Louis Cattle , $3.50 to $5.75 ; hops ,
$3.00 to $4.00 ; sheep. $3.00 to $5.25 ;
wheat , No. 2 , 74c to 7Gc ; corn. No. 2
yellow , 32c to 34c ; oats. No. 2 , 23c to 25c ;
rye. No. 2 , 57c to 50e.
Cincinnati Cattle , $2.50 to $5.75 ; hos.
$3.00 to $4.00 ; sheep. $2.50 to $4.50 :
wheat , No. 2. 74c to 75c ; corn , No. 2
mixed , 34tto 3 ( > c ; oats. No. 2 mixed. 27c
to 29c ; rye. No. 2 , G4c to GOc.
Detroit Cattle , $2.50 to $5.75 ; hoirs.
$3.00 to $4.00 ; sheep. $2.50 to $4.75 :
wheat. i No. 2 , 7Sc to SOe ; corn. No. 2
yellow , 34c to 35c ; oats , No. 2 white , 2St-
to 30c : > ryc , (52c ( to (54c. (
Toledo Wheat , No. 2 mixed , 7Gc to
7Sc ; corn. No. 2 mixed , 33c to 34c ; oats.
No. 2 mixed. 25c to 27c ; rye , No. 2 , 5k- (
to 5Sc : clover seed , new , $3.70 to $3.SO.
Milwaukee Wheat. No. 2 spring , 74c
to 7b'c ; corn. No. 3 , 33c to 34c ; oats. No.
2 white , 2Jc to 20c ; rye. No. 1 , 5Gc to 59c ;
barley. No. 2 , 39c to 41c ; pork , mess.
$ S.OO to $8.50.
Buffalo Cattle , good shipping steers.
$3.00 to $5.75 ; hess , common to choice. '
$3.25 to $4.25 ; sheep , fair to choice weth
ers , $3.50 to $4.75 ; Iambs , common to
extra. $ i.50 to $7.00.
New York Cattle. $3.25 to $5.75 ; hogs , "
$3.00 to $4.50 ; sheep , $3.00 to $4.75 ;
wheat , No. 2 red , 82c to 84c ; corn , No.
2 , 40c to 42c ; oats , No. 2 white , 32c to 34c. ;
butter , creamery , 15c to 20c ; eggs , West-
ern.4c to IGc.
STATE OF NEBRASKA
NEWS OF THE WEEK IN A CON
Wind-Up of a. Most Successful
Year for Nebraska Colleges Com
mencement Exercises in the Sev
eral Institutions in the State.
Their Studies Completed.
The twenty-eighth annual commence
ment exercises of the State University held
in Lincoln June 8 , marked the closing of a
most eventful week and a most successful
year for the institution. The commence
ment oration was delivered by Cyrus
Northrop , president of the Minnesota
State University , who spoke upon the sub
ject , "The Education Which "Our Country
Needs. " Although somewhat crippled by
the late war , the graduating class this year
was almost as large as last. Quite a number
of juniors who enlisted in the army last
year failed to return to the University ,
and , as a consequence , the number of grad
uates was slightly diminished. Following
the address , degrees , certificates and dipto-
mas were conferred by the deansof the
The sixteentli annual commencement at
Bellevue College ended June 8 with the
graduating exercises held at Clarke Hall.
In place of the orations usually delivered
by the members of the class an address
was given by Rev. T. V. Moore , I ) . D. , of
Omaha. Doplomas were conferred on five
Commencement exercises of the Institute
for the Blind occurred June 7 at the Over
land Theater in Nebraska City. The pro
gram was a varied and interesting one.
Gov. Poynter was present and presented
the diplomas. The names of the graduates
in the different departments are as follows :
Literary , May Stinger. Nora IIollings-
worth , E. C. Moore , Bert Page , Jennie
Johnson ] , Sylvia Duncan , Max Yoss and
Lee Muck ; musical , Ray Clark , Remie
Deranleau , Nora Martin and E. C. Moore ;
industrial ; , R. Deranleau.
CHARGED WITH DEFAULT.
Boyd County Treasurer Accused of
a $ , " > , OOO Shortage.
A sensation was caused at Butte recently
by the arrest of County Treasurer Nicholas
Seller , charged with the embezzlement of
over $5,000 of county funds. As this is the
second treasurer who has been charged
with default in that county the people are
considerably worked up and will demand
that Seller be dealt with according to law.
The County is represented by M. F. Har
rington of O'Neill , who has been engaged
by the county board.
Family of Soldiers.
When the call was made for volunteers
for the war with Spain four sons of John
Storch , a worthy citizen of Fullerton , en-
'isted as privates in Company B , First Ne-
Draska Infantry , end went to the Philip
pines. In the gallant charge of the regi-
nent in Quingua , where Colonel Stotsen-
oerg lost his life , Quartermaster Sergeant
James F. Storch u as killed. The other
Jhree boys are returning with honors to
; his country with the body of their brother ,
ind upon their arrival they will learn that
the President has appointed Joseph A.
Storch a lieutenant in the regular army as
i recognition of the services and the sacri
fices of the family.
Bonds for Bridge.
A petition has been filed and the propo
sition is now being published in Ashland
For the purpose of holding on election to
vote on 115,000 bonds on Ashland precinct
'o build a public wagon bridge across the
Platte River. The election will be held on
Saturday , the first day of July , and should
the bonds carry the construction of the
bridge will be commenced at once. The
oridge will be located two and a half miles
aortheast of Ashland.
Barrett to Be Prosecuted.
Patrick D. Barrett has been taken to
Omaha from Sidney by Deputy Cooley of
the United States mail. With other tour
ists Barrett boarded the fast mail train
on the Union Pacific and refused to get
off the car. The conductor then turned
him over to the Government officials.
This is the first step taken by the United
States officials to prevent tramps from an
noying the mail trains in this State.
Niobrara Postoflice Robbery.
The postoflice at Xiobrara was robbed ,
about $200 in cash being taken. The front
3oor of the building and the safe door were
left wide open , nothing being broken. Xo
stamps were taken. The robbery was done
jy some one knowing the safe combina
tion , the same not having been changed for
3ian Dies of Glanders.
Charles D. Biglow died near Niobrara
from the effects of glanders , which he
3aught by coming in contact with a team
thus affected. He was adjudged insane by
the board , but he was too ill to be removed
and died the day following.
Claim of Damages.
A claim for $4,000 damages has been filed
against N > bra. > ka City by C. AV. Seymour.
Mr. Mnsour .states that he fell upon an
icy Mdfwalk last winter and broke his leg
and suffered p..in and loss of time equiva
lent to i he amount named.
Prisoner Ordered Released.
County Attorney J. L. Root ordered
Joseph Wmkler , who shot the arm off of
Mike Brodback at Cedar Creek last week
released , as the evidence showed that he
did the shooting in his own house in self
defense. _ .
Masons Meet at Lincoln.
The annual communication of the Ma
sonic Grand Lodge was held in Lincoln
with about five hundred delegates in at
tendance. All the business sessions were
'iclil in Representative Hall in the State
Pined for Fast Driving.
William Lewis , who resides west of
"own was arrested , charged with fast driv-
ng on the streets of Plattsmouth. In the
police court he pleaded guilty to the
jhargeand was by Judge Archer fined
VINDICATED IN DEATH.
No Grounds Tor Charges Againsfc the
Late Col. Stotsenberg.
The War Department lias made public a
statement containing reports received from
Gen. Otis concerning charges preferred
by relatives and friends of the enlisted
men of the First Nebraska against the late
Col. John M. Stotsenberg , who commanded
the regiment when he was killed. The
charges embraced allegations of ill treat
ment of the men of his command , and
were accompanied by a resolution of the
House of .Representatives of the Nebraska
Legislature requesting thorough investiga
tion. Gen. Otis , under orders from the
War Department , had the charges investi
gated , and according to the statement
issued found them groundless. Men and
oflicers of the First Nebraska were enthu
siastic in their praise of the late colonel.
Gens. Otis and MacArthur also speak in
eulogistic terms of him.
TORNADO PASSES NEAR TILDEN
Farm House Torn to Pieces and.
A tornado passed four miles northeast of
Tilden a few evenings .since. The house
of Will Dahnke wzis entirely demolished.
Mrs. Dahnke and three children were in
the house and all were _ struck by pieces of
the cook stove , which appeared to explode
before the house was injured. Mr. Dahnke
was in the barn at the time , but on .seeing
the house going to pieces made a rush for
his wife and babies and reached the build
ing just in time to be caught by the bricks
of the falling chimney. No bones were
broken , but he received a bad scalp wound
and one leg was badly hurt , besides his
teeth being all loosened. The youngest
child was carried upwards of twenty rods
with some of the lumber of the house , and
was the only one of the family who es
caped without injury.
OFFICERS CHOSEN FOR GUARD
Second Kegimeiifc of State Militia
Holds Its Election.
The vote cast for regimental oHicers of
the Second Regiment , Nebraska National
Guard , was canvassed in the office of Adjt.
( Jen. Barry at Lincoln and resulted in the
selection of the following for the oflices
named : Colonel , Arthur E. Campbell , Lin
coln ; lieutenant colonel , Ernest II. Tracy ,
Nebraska City ; major , William ilayward ,
MACLEAN IS CALLED.
Presidency of Iowa State University
Tendered the Nebraskan.
The Board of Regents of the State Uni
versity of Iowa has tendered the presi
dency of the State University to Chancel
lor 1 G eorge E. Mac-Lean of
New Road Incorporates.
Articles of incorporation for the Yank-
ton , Norfolk it .Southern Railroad were
drawn tip at Norfolk a few days since.
The capital stock is $1,800,000. The articles
provide that Yankton shall be the northern ,
Omaha the southern and Kearney the
southwestern terminus and Norfolk the
principal place of business. W. W. Gra
ham of Norwalk , Ohio , and II. S. Meek-
ling of Chicago , two of the promoters of
the enterprise , and the company's attorney ,
A. II. Orvis , have been interviewing the
business men of Norfolk and have received
Tramps and Trousers Apprehended
Marshal George McGoff of Pierce ar
rested four crooks of the tramp type in
that town. When told by the marshal to
accompany Iiim from the stock yards ,
where Jhey were preparing dinner , thej
refused and it was necessary to clue twi
of them into submission. Two of them
entered the general store of D. W. Elliott ,
and while one occupied the attention of
Mr. Elloitt the other .stole two pair of
trousers , which in company with more
stolen property was subsequently re
Boy's Foot Crushed.
Charlie Crawford , a 14-year-old boy of
Ilumboldt , while playing about the mill
got one of his feet quite badly crushed by
a llatcar loaded with Hour. The physicians
think that amputation of some of the toes
may be necessary.
Gave Up His Life.
Nate Owens was drowned in the North
Fork at Norfolk as a result of his effort to
rescue a boy companion from the water.
He was 15 years old and the son of D. P.
Owens , who travels for the Dempster Com
pany of Beatrice.
Concert by the Blind.
The students of the Institute for the
Blind at Nebraska City gave their annual
musicale June 7 to a large audience. The
proeram was extensive and varied and was
rendered in a manner highly creditable to
the t performers.
Nebraska Short > otes.
The Royal Highlanders are organizing a
lodge at Cailaway.
York Methodists have raised enouirh
money to buy a pipe organ for the church.
An Illinois woman , Mrs. Anna Peterson
of De Kalb. has made the Orphans * Home ,
near Holdrege. a present of § 500.
Many farmers are congratulating them
selves that the hard winter has in a large
measure killed off the potato bugs and
olhiv iii'-e ' s.
Mr.- Cj'ini > y. who lives near Creighton.
wu > i.h.-v i ir her feet by a strong wind
and. in la.iin-4 , broke her arm.
ij-.ny N tnaha County farmers whose
i.isiit LJii ' . ! . ' bottoms \\hich overflow , and
also those on the hillsides , are compelled to
replant as the result of heavy rains.
The highest price paid for wheat at Goth
enburg this year was paid by T. L. Carroll
to Shostrom Bros , for a big bunch of wheat.
The price was 56 % cents.
John Weyland of Chadron died as the
result of a chicken pecking him on the
back of the hand. The wound was but a
mere scratch , but blood poisoning set in
and death ensued.
D. K. Staples of Antelope County was
leaning against a barb wire fence when
lightning struck the wire some distance
away , tie was knocked down and felt a
little queer for a time , but is now all right.