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FROM ALL PARTS C
SHOCKING ACCIDEN' '
SIX OUT OF FAMILY OF SEVE
KILLED IN OHIO.
No Less Than Forty Thousand P (
pie Made Dependent Upon Chari
by Floods in Texas Loss of LI
Six Out of Seven Killed.
All but one of the seven members of t
family of William Reinhard of Columbi
Ohio , were killed , and the lemaiuing 01
was badly injured by a I3ig Four passe
ger train Sunday afternoon. The accide
occurred at the Woodward Avenue cros
ing of the Big Four Railroad , and opposi
the southwest entrance to the state f ;
grounds. Mr. and Mrs. lieinhard ai
their five children were out for an afte
noon drive in a surrey. They approach
the railroad crossing from the east , arri
ing at that point just as the west hour
passenger train was due. The vehicle w
knocked into splinters and Mr. and Mi
Reinhard and Arthur and Karl were kill
outright. Edward and William were ;
badly injured that they died after beii
removed to a hospital. Clarence sustain !
a fractured collar bone and other lesser ii
juries , but it is believed he will recovc
The horse which was attached to the su
rey was literally ground to pieces.
DEPENDENT UPON CHARITY.
No Less Than 45.OOO People Mail
Gov. Sayers of Texas states that judgir
from all report he has received official ]
from the flooded district there had bee
great loss of property , hundreds of peopl
bad been bereft of their homes and thei
were in the neighborhood of 45,000 peopl
the majority of them being negroes , wh
were dependent entirely upon public chai
jty for sustenance. The suifering of watei
bound refugees has been very great. Th
Governor figures the reports out to sliOT
that the loss of life has been comparativel
small , nol exceeding fifty persons.
The heaviest farming losses will fall up
on the owners of the big plantations in th
bottoms , who have lost all of their crop
and much of their personal property ani
are not being protected in the distributioi
of charity , which is being expended enl ;
among the poor. Gov. Sayers had receive )
up to Monday night $30,000 in money con
tributions from the State and the char
itably disposed in the district. In additioi
thereto he sent out several carloads o
groceries which have been donated b ;
different cities in the State.
THREATENED A LYNCHING.
Suburb of Pittsburg Thrown Int <
Excitement by the Event.
Glenwood , a suburb of Pittsburg , Pa.
was thrown into big excitement Sundaj
night by the threatened lynching of z
.V - * young negro named Daniel Scott. Scott
with three companions , went to a mil
workers' camp near Hays Station , where sj
game of "craps" was soon started will
several of the mill men. Scott lost all ol
his money on a throw , grabbed the rnonej
and ran with the crowd at his heels. Pat
rick Murto caught up to him and demanded
the money. Scott pulled his revolver and
fired at Murto , the ballgrazinghisshoulder
and knocking him to the ground without
real injury. Scott fled , but was captured
on the Glenwood bridge , where a crowd of
several hundred men soon gathered. Mur-
to's companions , thinking he had been
murdered , wanted to lynch the negro. Be
fore the police arrived to rescue him Scott
had been used as a football by the crowd
and was a sorry looking object when
landed in the station house. Scott claims
that his revolver was loaded with blank
V/HAT RAINY SEASON MEANS
Troops in Luzon Are Just Begin *
ning to Find It Out.
Manila , July 11 , 8 a. m. : It has been
raining and storming almost constantly foi
three days , and the country along the
American South and Bay lines is literally
flooded. The soldiers are suffering great
discomfort. The-Thirteenth Infantry Reg
iment , at Pasay , is in the worst position ,
being practically surrounded by water. In
many cases the men are sleeping with three
feet of water beneath their bunks , which
are elevated on cracker boxes. The com
pany cooks , when preparing the meals ,
stand knee deep in water.
Some of the roads leading to Pasay are
simply impassable , and the rice fields on
ail sides are one great lake. A high wind
blew over several tents of the second re
serve hospital. Manila Bay is impossible
of navigation by either launches or canoes ,
and no vessels are leaving the harbor.
The River Pasig and all other streams are
swollen , and the city streets at low points
are covered with water.
"Cut Down and Revived.
Dick'Williams , a negro , charged with
ihe murder of two white men , was lynched
at Alma , Kan. , by a mob of white men.
The mob left the negro haugiug to a tele
graph pole , and six minutes later he was
cut down by the town marshal and taken
back to the county jail , where he recovered
consciousness. The negro is alive , but
Coal Combine in Canada.
It is announced that the uewljr formed
v Dominion Steel and Iron Co. , of Montreal ,
" 7\vill take over the Dominion Coal Co. and
-will guarantee to pay at least 6 per cent on
itlie stock of the Dominion Coal Co. , which
Amounts to $15,000,000.
Fatal Explosion of Engine.
On the Clinch Valley division of the
Norfolk and Western , at Tip Top , W. Va. ,
an engine exploded , killing Engineer J. D.
3IcColgan , Fireman E. W. Albert and
JBrakeman Oscar J. Owens.
PERISHED IN FLAMES.
Wife of Capt. Dickins of the Na
Meets a Shocking Death.
A fire and explosion in the residence
Capt. Dickins of the United States na
in Washington , resulted in the shocki
death of Mrs. Dickins , who was fearfu
burned and died before medical assistai
could reach her. Other persons about t
house were severely but not dangerou ;
wounded. The Dickins residence is
handsome three-story brick. The fi
intimation of fire was a low ru
ble , followed by several vioh
shocks , whicn blew out the
tire third story front. Firemen made th
way to the third story , and among the c
bris of the front roorri found the blacken
corpse of a woman. The explosion w
the result of the fumes of gasoline , used
clean carpets on the third floor , bei
ignited by coals in a plumber's furnr
which the plumber was carrying do\
from the roof where he had been at woi
The plumber and his helper were severe
burned. The body of the dead worn
was identified as that of Mrs. Dickins.
Mrs. Dickins was an authoress of soi
note , one of her best known books beii
"Around the World in a Man of. War. "
SLAYERS ARE FREE.
Trial of Men Who Killed Gen. tiui
Ends in Acquittal.
The trial at Cabanatuan , Island of L
Eon , of the slayers of Gen. Luna , the Fi !
pine leader who was assassinated 1
Aguinaldo's guard , has ended. The a
cused were acquitted on the ground
self defense. The testimony showed the
was a conspiracy on the part of Luna ai
other officers to kill Aguinaldo and mal
Luna dictator. Luna's death seems
have strengthened Aguinaldo's leadersh
for the time. Luna's supporters are no
outwardly loyal to Aguinaldo.
The Spanish colony in Manila is lioi
izing the survivors of the Spanish garrisc
of Baler , on the east coast of Luzon , wl
returned there last week. A dozen bar
quets have been arranged In their hon <
and a subscription started for their relie
Lieut. Martin denies the story that 1 :
killed Capt. Morenas because he tried 1
raise a flag of truce and surrender to tli
Filipinos , and says Morenas died a natui ;
TORNADO IN WISCONSIN.
Fortunately No Cities or Village
Lay in Its Path.
A tornado passed over the town of Unior
ive miles north of Manawa , Wis. , a fe\
lays ago. Only the fact that no city o
illage lay in its path prevented a resul
qualing the New Richmond horror. Th
terra struck the township at the westeri
loundary and plowed u furrow across i
i\ miles long and from fifteen to fort ;
Practically everything in its path was de
troyed. Conservative estimates place tin
jss at $50,000 to $75,000. Many farn
ouses , barns and outbuildings and mile :
f fencing were wrecked. There was m
jss of life.
Confusion of Orders Causes Deaths
on Ohio Motor Line.
By the collision of two cars on the Akron
Bedford & Cleveland electric line , neai
.kron , Ohio , Howard Emerson , in charge
F the cars , was killed , tvo fatally and a
ozen more seriously injured. Clarence
mith , superintendent ot the road , was
itally injured ; also Earl T. Martin ,
lotorman. Among those seriously injured
ere Mrs. Clarkson , Geo. Paul , Ambrose
purgeon and Benj. Fedline. The accident
as due to a confusion of orders.
Jeffries in San Francisco.
Jim Jeffries , champion pugilist of the
orld , arrived in San Francisco last Fri-
iy night. He was met at the depot by a
rge crowd of admirers , who welcomed
m amidst the strains of a brass band
red for the occasion. Among those who
elcomed the returned pugilist was Mr.
iffries , sr. , who has been conducting re-
val services In that State and praying for
s son's defeat , in the hope that a defeat
ould tend to make him better in his mode
Mother Dies to Save Her Child.
In an attempt to save her child from
ath Mrs. Frank Lausman and her 4-year-
1 daughter , Hazel , were fatally injured
being struck by an Illinois Central
burban train in Chicago. Mrs. Lausman
mbed directly in front of the engine and
isped the child in her arms , but before
B had a chance to escape the two were
: by the swiftly moving train and hurled
rty feet from the tracks.
New Cotton Yarn Trust.
The New England Cotton Yarn Com-
ny , with an authorized capital 'of $11-
1,000 , tiled papers of incorporation with
; Secretary of State at Trenton , N. J. ,
t week. The company is formed to
; ave cotton , llax , jute and linen.
Eastern Lines Join Hands.
The New York Central has entered into
ompact with the Pennsylvania Railroad
1 the two systems are now practically
J. The compact was planned by W. K.
nderbilt , who is now the largest btock-
derof the Pennsylvania.
George Julian Is Dead.
Ion. Georgp F. Julian died at Irvington ,
L , last week , as the result of a etroke of
plexy. He was a candidate for the
e presidency on the free soil ticket in
Timber Land Destroyed.
L terrible wind and hailstorm devastated
country for miles around Kendalls ,
? . , the other day. It ruined large tracts
valuable timber land.
James McAfee Hanged.
ames McAfee was hanged at Carthage ,
. , for the murder of Eben Brewer , u
cbaut of Joplin , whom he attempted to
nearly two years ago.
Carries $3OOOOOO in Gold.
dvices from Dawson say the steamer
icrt Kerr left there June 2 with over $3-
000 worth of gold dust for St. Michaels ,
Australia Exporting Gold.
he British steamer Moana sailed from
ney , N. S. W. , for San Francisco with
,000 in gold on board. j
DEATH OF BISHOP NEWMAN
One of the Most Cultured Churc
men in United States.
The death of Bishop John P. Xewm
of the M. E. Church , occurred at Sarato ;
N" . Y. , Wednesday afternoon. 1
wonderful vitality exhibited by Bish
Xewinan , who has been in a serious cc
dition since early Sunday morning , asto
ished his friends and physicians. Amo
those who volunteered their services
Newman cottage were Mrs. U. S. Grai
Mrs. Fred D. Grant and Miss Julia Gra :
Bishop John Philip Newman was one
the most cultured churchmen in Ameri <
In 1860 , after Dr. Newman had spent soi
years in the ministry , he went abroad a
devoted a long time in study at vario
continental universities. While abroad
visited Jyria , Egypt , and the holy plac
of Bible literature. On his return he w
sent south as a missionary , and during 1
stay there he established two colleges ,
church journal and three conferences.
1860 he was appointed chaplain of t
United States Senate , an office he filled f
six years. While in Washington he orga
ized the Metropolitan Memorial Method !
Church and was its pastor. In 1S74 E
Newman revisited Asia , and after a yeai
sojourn in Palestine he returned to his o
church in Washington. He was a person
friend of Gen. Grant and acted as tl
spiritual consoler of the former preside
during the latter's last illness. Dr. Ne\
man's works on the Holy Land are amoi
the most interesting descriptions of th
country extant. He was 73 years old.
READY FOR VOLUNTEERS.
Alger Issues Order for the Enlis
incut of Ten Regiments.
An order for the enlistment of ten reg
ments of infantry was issued Thursday t
the Secretary of War. They are to be r <
cruited from the country at large and wi
be numbered consecutively from tl
Twenty-Sixth to the Thirty-fifth. Th
districts for recruiting have been desij
natefl by regiments as follows :
Twenty-Sixth New England States , es
eept Connecticut , and a portion of Ne1
York north of the 42d degree of latitude.
Twenty-Seventh Connecticut , a portio
Df New York south of the 42d degree c
latitude. Maryland , Virginia , West Vii
? mia , North Carolina and the District c
Twenty-Eighth New Jersey , Pennsyl
rania and Delaware.
Twenty-Ninth South Carolina , Georgis
Florida , Alabama , Mississippi and Louis
Thiitieth Illinois , Michigan and Wis
Thirty-First Ohio , Indiana , Kentucky
Thirty-Second Iowa , Nebraska , Kan
as , Missouri , Arkansas , Oklahoma am
Thirty-Fourth Colorado , Wyoming
Jtah , Minnesota , North Dakota , Soutl
) akota , Montana , Arizona and Mexico.
Thirty-Fifth California , Oregon , Nc-
ada , Washington , Idaho and Alaska.
WHEELER CAN FIGHT.
leceivea Orders to Report at Manik
for Service in the Philippines.
Gen. Joe Wheeler was on Thursday or-
ered to report to Gen. Otis at Manila foi
2mces in the Philippines.
Commissions to Be Apportioned.
Senator McLaurm of South Carolina was
i Washington the other day in the inter-
> t of some applicants for commissions in
ic new military organization. He was
iven to understand that the President
ould apportion the officers' for the new
igiments among the several states in the
roportion of a captain and a lieutenant
om each state , irrespective of politics.
Robert Bonner Dead.
Robert Bonner , publisher of the New
ork Ledger and owner of the famous
> rses , died at his home in New York last
eek. Mr. Bonner has been ill for some
onths , but was able to be about till two
eeks ago. Death was due to a general
caking down of the system.
One Killed and Two Hurt.
A switching engine on the Pittsburg
motion Railroad ran down a pleasure
irty of colored people in Spentry Park ,
ttsburg , Pa. , Thursday night. One man
as killed and two women probably fatally
Mammoth Mine in Operation.
The Mammoth Mine started ' : p at Wal-
2e , Idaho , with twenty-five men. This
the first effort made to work it since
mial law closed it down.
Chicago Cattle , common to prime ,
.00 to $0.00 ; hogs , shipping grades ,
.00 to $4.00 ; sheep , fair to choice , § 3.00
§ 5.50 ; wheat , No. 2 red , 72c to 73c
rn , No. 2 , 33c to 34c ; oats , No. 2 , 23c
24c ; rye , Xo. 2 , Glc to 03c ; butter ,
oice creamery , 17c to 19c ; eggs , fresh ,
c to 14c ; potatoes , choice n w , 45c to
i- per bushel.
Indianapolis Cattle , shipping , $3.00 to
.50 ; hogs , choice light , § 2.75 to $4.00 ;
2op , common to choice , $2.50 to $4.25 ;
leat. No. 2 red , 74c to 7oc ; corn , No. 2
lite , 34c to 35c ; oats , No. 2 white , 29c
3t. Louis Cattle , $3.50 to $5.75 ; hogs ,
00 to $4.00 ; sheep , $3.00 to $4.75 ;
lent , No. 2 , 74c to 7Gc ; corn , No .2
ilow. 33c to 34c ; oats , No. 2 , 27c to 2Sc ;
? , No. 2 , 57c to 59c.
incinuati Cattle , $2.50 to $5.75 ; hogs ,
00 to $4.00 ; sheep , $2.50 to $4.50 ;
icat , No. 2 , 71c to 73c ; corn , No. 2
sed , 3oc to 3Uc ; oats'No. 2 mixed , 2Sc
29c ; rye , No. 2 , G4c to OGc.
Detroit Cattle , $2.50 to $5.75 ; hogs ,
00 to $4.00 ; sheep , $2.50 to $5.50 ;
eat , No. 2 , 78c to SOc ; corn , No. 2
low , 35c to 3Gc ; oats , No. 2 white , 30c
31c ; rye , 5Sc to GOc.
oledo Wheat , No. 2 mixed , 73c to
: ; corn. No. 2 mixed , 35c to 36c ; oats ,
. 2 mixed , 24c to 2Gc ; rye , No. 2 , 59c
Blc ; clover seed , new , $3.95 to $4.00.
lihvaukee Wheat. No. 2 spring , 73c
74c ; corn , No. 3 , 33c to 35c ; oats , No.
rhite , 2Gc to 29c ; rye , No. 1 , GOc to G2c ;
ley , No. 2 , 42c to 44c ; pork , mess ,
30 to $8.50.
tuffalo Cattle , good shipping steers ,
30 to $5.75 ; hogs , common to choice ,
25 to $4.50 ; sheep , fair to choice weth-
$3.50 to $5.50 ; lambs , common to
ra , $4.50 to $7.25.
ew York Cattle , S3.25 to $6.00 ; hogs ,
X ) to $4.50 ; sheep , $3.00 to $5.25 ;
? at. No. 2 red , SOc to 81c ; corn , No. 2 ,
to 4lc , ; oats. No. 2 white , 31c to 32c ;
ter , creamery , 15c to 19c ; eggs , West-
14c to IGc. i
STATE OF NEBRASK
.NEWS OF THE WEEK IN A CO
Nebraska's Fighting Regiment
Homeward Bound Gov. Poynt
Issues a Uroclaination Rcgardii
Their Welcome Home.
Gov. Poynter issued the following prc
lamation calling attention to the departi
, f the First Kegiment from Manila a
recommending that some kind of pub
demonstration be arranged to show t
appreciation the people entertain for t
valorous deeds performed by the Nebras
"The executive office is in receipt of a
vices that the First Nebraska sailed frc
Manila on July 1. The home coming
this gallant regiment is such a notal
event in the history of our State as to ci
for official recognition and for such a der
onstration of welcome upon their retu :
as will fitly commemorate their splend
courage and fortitude. As chief exec
tive of the State , and in obedien
to the dictates of my own feelings , I re
ommend that the warm welcome which tl
people have already prepared in the
hearts for our returning heroes shall tal
shape in an organized and concerted mov
ment and that such a demonstration be a :
ranged as will give ample proof to tl
world that Nebraska appreciates her neb
sons who have by their valorous dee <
made her name famous throughout tl
uThe regiment colors , " the Govern <
said , "will be delivered to the Stale inLii
coin , but this will not interfere with tl
holding of a reception for the boys in an
other city. "
The United States transport Hancoc
sailed for home with 470 men of the Ne
braska regiment and 250 men of the Uta
artillery. About thirty of the Nebraskan
and twenty-five of the Utah's remain i
the Philippines , a majority of them re-en
listing. The soldiers enjoyed transpoi
life immensely after months spent in th
Bloodhounds Trail Robbers.
Sheriff Simmering of Hastings has re
turned from Kenesaw , where he took tw
bloodhounds from Lincoln to track th
safe blowers "who succeeded in entering E
B. Moore's store and cracking his saft
Mr. Simmering says the dogs did gooi
ivork and by them it was learned that th
obbers had gone out of town about tw
niles and there opened the cash box , afe (
.vhich they returned to the town an <
joarded a train. The robbers got enl :
51.25 in cash for their trouble , but the :
iither carried off or destroyed severa
housand dollars worth of notes.
Alarming Fire at Lincoln.
Fire started shortly before 1 o'clock
Saturday morning in the basement of tlu
irug store in the Lindell Hotel Block in
jincoln , and for nearly two hours bafflec
he efforts of the entire department , bui
vas finally controlled. Guests of the note !
t'ere warned at the first alarm , and were
larchetloutin safety. The damage is
onfined to the flooding of the basement ,
nd the nearly complete wreck of the drug
tore and that of a jewelry store adjoining.
"he loss is very heavy.
While swimmimg with companions
'hornton , the 8-year-old son of Rev. and
Crs. W. S. Pryse of Humboldt was swept
way by a strong current and drowned in
long Branch. The companions gave the
[ arm and a search was instituted , sorae-
ling like 200 people joining in the effort ,
he body was found on a pile of driftwood
L the Nemaha , about two miles below
here the accident occurred. Long Branch
id been considerably swoolen by recent
iins , but was falling rapidly at the time
ie body was found.
Small Sized Cyclone.
East of McCool , in south York County ,
ere was a smaH sized cyclone on the
'ening of July 6 , that threatened to be
lite destructive and to do considerable
image. It came from the southeast , first
riking the buildings of David C. Kuns , a
ealthy York County farmer , tipping over
id unroofing them. As it was passing
er ex-Representative McFadden's farm
dipped just low enough to take the roof
: of tha large barn. After this it arose
id disappeared in the air.
Farmer Boys Badly Hurt.
Walter Derrick and Leon Wertsbaugh ,
as of farmers near York , were both
ling one horse home when they ran into
s team of J. Benson , a farmer who was
inging Mr. and Mrs. McKay to town.
r. Benson was thrown out of the car-
ige , but neither he nor Mr. and Mrs. Mc-
iy was hurt. Wertsbaugh's shoulder
is dislocated and Walter Derrick was
ocked senseless and. was unconscious
some hours. They will soon recover.
Fire at Wayne.
The large livery stable of Eli Jones at
ayne was destroyed by fire , and only
ongh the heroic work of the firemen
re the Turner & Brenner elevator , Xew-
I's feed mill and Ed Smith's lumber
i-ds saved from destruction. The horses
re all taken from the barn safely. Mr.
ics' loss will be nearly $2,000 , fully in-
ed. The origin of the fire is unknown.
Harris Pleads Xot Guilty.
ohn W. Harris , \ \ ho shot and killed
orge Jones and wounded two others at
nwood , was arranged before Judge
msey at Plattsmouth charged with mur-
in the first degree. He pleaded not
Ity and was remanded to jail to wait
il in the district court next November ,
inty Attorney P.oot had hoped for a
Injured by a Vicious Horse.
. L. Sharrar , ajtent for the Xye-Schnei-
Elevator Company at Creston , was
iously , if not fatally kicked by a vicious
se. One side of his face was terribly
ngled and his left arm was broken be-
icn the shoulder and elbow.
Slugged and Robbed.
. stranger living at Kearney was slugged
robbed by a tramp at Kimball. The
i was caught at Sidney next morning.
ast at dusk Harry Anderson of Lime
ive was accidentally shot by a target
, the ball entering the breast. The
jting occurred at St. James during the
bration. It is not known whether
ierson can live or not.
Will Not Be a Candidate.
tiief Justice Harrison "of the Nebraska
reme Court has issued a card in which
leclines to stand for renomination ,
ing that he understands there is a
iment hostile to him in the Republican
DAY OF ACCIDENTS.
Results of Celebrating the Natiot
Holiday with Gunpowder.
McCook : The premature discharge o
cannon used in firing a salute here on I
Fourth caused the severe injury of f <
boys. Charles Traver was drawing i
rammer when the discharge tore off' '
right hand. lie will loose one and prc
ably both eyes. Willie Kilpatrick losi
thumb and got his face full of powd
Jack Wentz was badly injured in the fa
The steel rammer went hissing up MJ
Avenue , tore two big holes through a frai
building 1,500 feet away , and tore an U
flesh wound in the calf of little Orvi
Ilammel's leg. George Gumniere of Stn
ton was brought to McCook. IIis left ha
was torn off by a bursiing shotgun wh
Beatrice : The usual number of accidei
occurred. R. R. Kyd , a well known gra
dealer , was seriously injured by the pi
mature explosion of a dynamite crack *
One hand was badly mangled and he i
ceived a painful wound in the pit of t
stomach. C. E. Bush , an attorney , su
tained a severe injury to his face from t
same explosion. The 11-year-old son
Traveling Auditor C. Hardy of the Bu
lington received a shot from a gas pi
cannon in the calf of his left leg , tearii
the flesh in shreds and penetrating tl
bone. Sam Carbart also sustained a b ;
wound in the leg from a cannon cracker.
Lehigh : John Chambers , a young mi
living here , suffered a painful accidei
while ushering in the Fourth. lievi
firing a salute with an old shotgun when
burst in his hands from an overcharg
Ilis right hand is badly cut and torn , win
the thumb was blown elf entirely. Tl
accident may necessitate the amputatic
of the entire hand.
Beemer : A lot of fireworks in the froi
of John Gates' restaurant exploded , breal
ing out all the windows and several shov
cases. Teams on Main Street were scare
ind started to run. Two men wei
knocked over and hurt.
TORNADO NEAR AlNSWORTH.
3ne Woman Killed and Much Prop
A destructive tornado passed Ainswort
, \vo miles to the north , July 5 , killing on
.voman and tearing houses , barns , fence
ind bridges into kindling wood. Its firs
lestrnctive work was on the farm of Joh
itrohn , four miles northwest of Ains
vorth , demolishing everything in sight
t struck the house of William Lockmiller
novmg it from its foundations , and Mrs
ilrs. Lockmiller was crushed into a life
ess mass and her body nearly severed ii
wain at the waist. Their three smal
hildren were uninjured. The farm o
lev. T. W. Delong was next visited. Tin
esidence , stable , corn cribs and shed :
fere demolished. Rev. Mr. Delong am
amily , consisting of wife and three chil
ren , ha-1 taken refuge in the cellar anc
, -ere unhurt A little later the stem
Bached a farm house belonging to Georg <
Irown , tenanted by Charley Trotter
lore it made so complete a wreck of tin
ouse that not a vestige of it remained
'he last place visited was an untenantet
ouse belonging to W. n. Ilurringof Ains-
orth , a mile further on. The wreck was
jmplete here. At this point the tornadc
issolved in a black cloud. All crops were
ampletely destroyed and much stock
illed in the path of the storm.
War on Cattle Rustlers.
The capture at Alliance by the sheriff of
. E. Crittendcn and John Davis , alleged
ittle rustlers , is believed to be the begin-
ng of a determined war upon the bands
' stock thieves which infest that district.
he men were arrested at the instance of
e Western Nebraska Stock Growers' As-
ciation and it is claimed they are at the
sad of an organized band of thieves
> erating in that part of Nebraska , South
akota and Wyoming. The charge upon
hich they will be tried is that of stealing
rses. Sheriff Sweeney , who has had
em under surveillance for some time ,
ys this is only one of a number of depre-
tions committed by the Crittenden and
Quarreled Over Card Game.
Seorge Jones , a street fakir from St.
seph , Mo. , was shot and instantly killed
John Harris at Ehnwood. William
ilone and Joe Hart , also of St. Joseph ,
; re also shot by Harris , the first through
i leg , the latter over the heart. The
in were attending the district Grand
my reunion in Elmwood. Jones and
irns were playing a game of cards for
iney , and a quarrel over the stakes re-
.ted. Harris claims the three men at-
fced him and he shot them all in self
tense. The wounded men say the
) oting was unprovoked. The slayer is
Catch a Burglar.
lenry Bartenbach discovered the pres-
: e of a burglar in the store of his father
Grand Island. He quietly left to get a
iceman , but not being able to find one
> nce , secured the assistance of another
n and the two suddenly dashed into the
re with the warning that if the burglar
jmpted to escape he would be riddled.
zy caught the man under a counter and
orted him to jail.
Nebraska- Short Notes.
rebraska City has a 54,003 damage suit
its hands. This amount would clear a
1 of sidewalks of snow.
esse Reese of Greeley Center was seri-
ly injured while working in a well. A
ic bucket filled with earth fell twenty
. and landed on his head.
he village of Arapahoe has so much
icy on hand that no tax levy was nec-
iry for the current year. The school
isury having about $2,000 on hand only
i-mill tax was voted for this year's ex-
r. S. Cole was acquitted at Blooming-
of complicity in the murder of J. P.
tchbaum on the afternoon of December I
598. J. P. Tooman is serving a life
.enceforhis part in the crime. 'lie
re Cole assisted him in the crime , but
proved an alibi.
red Hollister's gun was accidentally
harge'l at a Wood River shooting
ch and some twenty shot went into the
and side of Frank Slusser. All but
e or four shot were extracted. He is
ing along nicely and will soon be as
I as new.
IB millinery stock of Miss Ada Ware-
, in Norfolk , was destroyed by fire.
irance $600 ; covered by insurance.
ieriff Byrnes has landed the last of the
who broke jail at Columbus last Jan-
He has returned from Cheyenne ,
) . , bringing with him Robert Weast ,
was with the gang of thugs who shot
er Brock last December.
15-year-old son of Adam Fritz of
ley was killed while endeavoring to
ir a binder. He had a prop under the
line , which in some manner became
nged , letting it do-pra on his head and
aing his skull.
MANY ARE STARVING.
FEARFUL CONDITIONS CAUSED
BY TEXAS FLOODS.
People of tlic Brazes Valley Face Death
by Famine and Flood Fnlly Three
Hundred Nejrroea are Known to -
The total number of lives known u.
have been lost in the Brazes and Colorado
rado river floods , that are spread over a >
great area of central and southern Texas ,
is fully 300. There are unauthenticated
reports of many more cases of drowning.
Nearly all of the victims were m-gruesv
who refused to Iieed the warning of the
impending overflow and seek highf-r
In Burlesen County a party of twenty-
two water-bound negro men , women and
children were rescued from tree tops , ,
where they had been stationed for two-
days. They were in a famishttd condition.
The water is subsiding along the upper
source at the Brazes , but is htill rising
near the -gulf. It is now many feet above-
the highest water mark ever known. In
WaUer County there is great destitution
among the suffeiers and appeals have
been sent to the mayors of ali the larger
cities of the State for aid in the way of
clothing and food. Through railroad traf
fie on all fhe principal roads of the State
is still suspended. Gov. Sayers receive !
a telegram signed by a committee of fix
zens of Fulshear , Fort Bend County , gag
ing that thousands of people in that coiiu-
ty are starving and appealing for immedi
Twenty-two counties are submerged t'
a greater or less extent , and thousands of.
acres of cotton lands are und r water.
The loss of cotton yield is estimated at
from. 15,000 to 30,000 bales in each coun
ty , entailing a monetary loss of fully ijjS-
000,000. It is estimated that the damage
to other property , including loss of live
stock , will approximate $7,000,000 , mak
ing a total due to the floods of $1.1,000-
Terrible stories of destitution and dis
tress , of hunger and death , to cCme ic
from the flood-swept belt. In the Brar "
river bottom near Brookshire.a station on
rhe Missouri , Kansas and Texas Railway ,
thirty-eight miles from Houston , come ?
m appalling account. The meaner cLs-
? atches received from there state that in
: he Brazes bottom men , women and ehil-
Iren are lodged in trees and are dy.ng
! rom hunger and. exhaustion. Hundreds
if people , mostly negroes , are the victims ,
ground Brookshire people are huddled
ike sheep on little knolls and in other
ilaces of temporary safety.
A report received at Fort Worth btel -
phone from south Texas flood pr nt
: ives additional appalling accounts of the.
lisaster fraught by the unprecedented
looding of the Brazes river. Fully 2"C
ives have been lost near Sealey , at c
oint called The Mound. The spot i a
mall upland entirely surroumlo l bj the
aging waters , extending three or fo-ir
liles in all directions. On this : pot v > c f
ongregated 300 negroes. The u rp-s
eemed to be closing in on them. wit' '
venue of escape. On another - II
atch. of ground , out in the river ,
rookshm ? , was another bunch of in.
egroes , who were in danger of bi s
svopt away. The situation , the Iispat < . c
ly , is frightful and people are i < r
irickon and unable to lend Mie unf - -
ate onoB succor of any kind. From - , L-
itions the loss of life will reach . iO < av
' 33 imprisoned negroes are giv > n iv , - * -
Reports received from Calvert
pookshire , 100 miles down the r.\tr
om Calvort , portray a fearful * t.kt. f
isolation and suffering , partn-u : r\y \
noug tb # plantation negroes hermiu i a
' the raging torients. The riv r is > t v < T
et higher than > ver before , and the 1 > _ , -
g , leaping waters cover an expan - * t f
ore than five miles. Plantations .1' i'lg
e river , near Hearne , are all under ' . .r-
tmd crepe practically ruined. It Las
ansd continuously for eight 1 ; y3
roughout th * flooded districts , the g.o : t-
t rainfall since. 1842 , when a simslar dis-
ter befeil the people along the Br 503
rer and hundreds were drowned.
TJie War Department has grantul the
guest of fhe Governor of Texas for a.c.
r flood sufferers. Such Government
ata aa are available will be placed at
2 disposition of the Governor , and ther
tions asked will be issued at ontv.
fen. Wheeler of Alabama caterer"vTj
int from New York.
ftuerson's Essays are Queen Vi-
orite reading nowadays.
iord Salisbury never walk * , evt r , r o
rtest distance , when he can avoid * f.
ohn M. Ward , once famous as a i - < -
1 player , is winning laurels on tLr s -
or seventy ycars Roswell Bear ] y
Jbecn postmaster at North Lan *
anas Brooks of McPherson , Kr-t ,
kf-d thirty-MTVen mil * to Salina t r-
1 a circus.
mbassador Choate's son acts a : * L > >
ate secretary. He has been oar ii
; ge two years.
. L. Watson , designer of tb * fa .
; lish yachts , has never owned evtn -
boat of his own.
rs. Li Hung Chang has a more-exn * -
wardrobe th'an any other woman. H r'
ses number 3,000.
rs. George Gould's children , have _
1 nurse , two assistants , two g. - -
sses , two grooms and two footbojs t _
ister to their wants.
igustus J. C. Hare las a room far
ed entirely with articles formerly the *
rty of Pope Pius IX.
iree times Sarah Bernhardt has beeo
: he verge of bankruptcy , but friends-
come to her rescue ,
r Edwin Arnold says that he can do-
> est work when Here is plenty of aoise-
* zoom where he is writing.
hn Dr. S. Weir Mitchell began to-j
B poeme his friends said it would in-
his reputation as a physician ,
rd Rothschild confines his- reading to- i
London Times. He has read : online-i
1 , Beaconsfield's "Tomag-Duke. ' * -