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WATCH GRAND JURY
SPECIAL AGENT DEFREES HAS A
MASS OF TESTIMONY.
CATTLE FENCES MUST GO )
WASHINGTON INTEREST IN WOR K
TESTIMONY BEING TAKEN
Charge * District Attorurj Sum.
im-r .iuiu to He In Connection
With Violation * of
WASHINGTON , Dec. 3. News-
tpaner reports of the progress of the
.federal grand jury at Omaha ki fence
cases Hie attracting considerable at
tention here. At the general laud
office it was stated yesterday that
Special Agent J. B. Defrees had bein
at work upon the cattle ranctes of
Nebraska evre since Colonel Mosuy
made his grand stand play , and that
Defrees has served the required sixty
days' notice upon a number of ranch
men who had unlawfully fenced in
V\hen Governor Richards , commiss
ioner of the general land office , was
In Nebraska two months ago he spent
.more th n a week reviewing the woik
of Special Agent Defrees , whose
duty ! t is to work in conjunction
with Distiict Attorney Summers , and
the ccramissioner expressed himself
entirely satisfied with the woik
those two officials had done. The
.commissioner is not here now but
one of the subordinate officials of the
general land otlici said that its spec-
4al agents had collected a vast amount
of important testimony against vio-
latersif the federal statutts relating
to the illegal fencing of the public
domain in Nebiaska. aud it is the
policy of the offi--eis and of the p'esi-
ent to compel obedience to the law.
Incidentally it may be stated that
one of the charges preferred against
Summers was collusion with the
Nebraska cattle kings , the charge
-having been made personally to the
.president when be visited Nebraska
in the eaily fall , and the president ,
in conversation with Governor Mick
sy , is said to ha\e indicated that
4ie believed the charges well founded.
It is said that this charge was reit- ,
terated recently in Washington , and
It is supposed that affidavits were
-tiled , hence the action of the grand"
jury is being watched with unusual
OMAHA , Neb , Dec. 3. In the
Jand fencing cases which are be'ore
the federal grand jury , but three
witnesses , aside fioni Special Agent
F. B. Defrtes of Alliance , are hero
at present. Deputy Marshal Human
is still in tbe northwest part of Ibe
state tryinu to find witnesses , of
-which between ten and fifteen have
One of the witnesses who arrived
yesterday morning trotu Sioux count v ,
tells the story that while the big
catthnun have pretenJed to cimply
with the order to take down their
lences in some localities , they have
feiice I in some other large tracts
elsewhere and are gl'-ating over the
fact that the additional fences do
not come in under the federal prohibi .
tion or order requiring the fences to
be removed in the sixty-day limit
last summer , and they will defy the
federal authorities to compel th ir
removal He maintains that the (
big cattle companies u.ive combined
to fight the fence removal order io a
Burned To Death.
ELM WOOD , Neb. , Dec. Mrs.
Schloatmau , an old lady over ninety
years of age , met with a terrible
death here yesterday shortly after
noon. For years she has been tiken
care of by her daught' r , Mrs. K. E.
Yoeder , living in a small one r om
building adjoining her daughter1 i
house. In some manner , unknown
.to anyone this little structure caught
flre and was a mass of flames before
the fire was discovered hy Mrs. Yoeder
or any of the neighbors. Tbe old
lady had been unable either to walker
or lie down for over a year and her
daughter immediately rushed in and
tried to dr.ig her out in her chair ,
but as Mrs. Schloatman weighed over
three hundred pounds it was impossi-
bleto move her more than a litt'e '
ways , although Mrs. Yoeder worked
frantically and had her face and head
terribly burned in the attempt.
Slashes Girl With Razor.
NEW HAVEN , Conn. , DPC 3.-In
a fit of jealous rage over the contin
ued rpjection of his attentions , Thomas '
mas McCibe , mechanic , forced his rj
way into the kitchen of a private t
bouse on Crown street and beverrly t
slashed Miss Haitie Gilmore across
the face with a razor. McCabe then
committed suicide by drinking carbo
lic ncid. The giil was taken to a
hnsp-tal very weak from loss o (
blood. She is piobabiy disfigured
RECEIVES A GRIM TOKEN
HUMAN FINGER SENT ADJUTANT
DENEVR , Col. Dec. 3. Adjutant
General Sherman M. Bell yesterday
received Jrom Telluride the follow
ing letter wrapped around a human
"General Bell. We send you the
finger of a man who disappeared frotn
Telluride some time ago. His ears
"will " follow and then his head. If
bis friends want to see him again in
any other way but the way we send
him , you have got to do one thing.
We only want you to withdraw the
troops from Telluride at once. If
you don't you will receive his ears in
a few days. Don't try to find us , for
it is not in the power of a tin soldier
to do it. ( Signed )
"S. D. "
A physician who examined the
finger pronounced it the ring finger
from tbe right hand and said it was
evidently cut off shortly before the
letter was mailed , as the "blood
stains on the letter bore evidence of
being fresh and the blood on the
finger was hardly dry yet.
After , concurring with Governor
Peabody General Hell turned tbe
letter over to the p istoflice inspectors
specters , who will endeavor to track
Its author. Ifc is generally believed
at the capitol that the matter was
intended as a hoax.
The executive board of the western
federation of miners , in session in
this citv , sent the following tele
gram to Guy E. Mil'er. ' president of
the Telluride miners' union :
"Advise all men who weie ordered
to leave town as result of a leged
vagrancy trials to remain in Telluride
The justices of the peace nor any
other officials of county or state can
not compel persons to leave any p'lxe
where they choose to live. "The
constitution of the United States
concerning civic rights m ikes it un
lawful for officers to deny these
rL'hts. Howe , Kutan and others are
subject to punishment in Unit d
States courts. The law will be duly
invoked. You are assured of ihe
hearty support of the western feder-
Uion of miners.
Dietrich Case Again.
OMAHA , Neb. , Dec 2. Tbe feder-
al grand jury has resumed Its invest- !
gatiou of alleged bribery in connect
ion with p'istoffice appointments in
Nebraska. The manner of appointment -
ment of postmasters at Alma , in
Harlan county : Arapahoe. Orleans
and Ox'ord , ! Neb. , is no\\ before the
jurors. Unitnd States Senator Dietrich -
rich is still at his home in Hastings ,
and his attorney , John C. Cowin ,
Stated that he could not tell when
the senator would appear in court.
'General ' Cowin , however , sajs that
"bis client wishes to have a speedy
trial , and that he expects to prop-ire
his defense so far as it is possible to
do so , before making an appearance
in court. At the district attorney's
office it was slated that a large num
ber of witnesses were present to b"
heard in pending cases before the
arrand jury , and that until this evid
ence was heard and the jury report
ed no action would be taken toward
bringing before the court the indict
ments already found.
Everybody Will Be Paid.
CASPER , Wyo. , Dec. 3. "Ev. > ry
depositor will be piid in full in a
very short time , " said State Audia
.tor Weston of Nebraska ' 'I am not
going to leave Casper until these
bank affairs are satisfactorily
straightened out to all concerned. "
Mr.Weston has received numerous
telegrams from friends in Nebraska ,
jwho proffered assistance in a financial -
cial way , as well as from lawyers in e
a legal way , Daniel L. Johnson of
Omaha , an attorney for the Omaha
.National bank , arrived yesterday
afternoon and will look after intero '
ests of that bank , which carried some1
paper for the Dnneeke & Co. bank ,
Mr. McGrew of Omaha und Messrs. f
Huntington and Gordon will arrive v
today to assist Mr. Weston . Mrs.
Weston and her brother will arrive b
today and will remain until Auditor d
W ston leturns to Lincoln.
Four warrants have bees served on
Mr. Weston and he is un.ier bonds of
one hundred thousand dollars , bub
mmy of the wealthiest men in town ,
re on his bond.
Zion City Hezed. ae
CHICAGO , Dec. 2. Financial diffi e
culties which began during the cru
sade of John Al-xander Dowie , the
self "Elijah III" lj
styled and his TVS
toration host to New York a ru < nth C
ago , and which have been rapidly in- c
creating since Dowie's return , culmi- ei
nated in the federal courts taking
possession of all the property.
Threats Against His Life.
CHICAGO , Dec. 2. Attorney
BrodjB. Davis , counsel for the alder- C
manic graft investigation c'lmraitte ,
has received letre
nearly one hundred let-
ters threatening his life since he NV
began the campaign against gamblers ll
and violators of the saloon ordinances.a
The lact which hus been concealed "
carefully by Mr. Davis himself , be
came known when he was advisid bj
'bis friends to guard against attack ,
GET EIGHT YEAR
DILLON AND CARROLL ARE NO\
BEHIND THE BARS-
GUILTY OF SAFE BLOWINv.
TAKEN FROM HEBRON TO TH
SAID TO BE VERY BAD
Were Known to a lumber ot She r 12
from Whom They Hurt Escaped
During past two Year * .
[ State Journal. ]
LINCOLN , Neb. , Dec. 1. Saf-
blowers , Dillon and Carroll , were
brought to Lincoln yesterday from
Hebron by the sberitf of Thayer
county. They were placed in UK
penitentiary to begin serving a term
of eight yeais each for the robbing
of the safe of the bank at Byrtn ,
September 30 , last. The sheriil als
brought duwn a thud prisoner wh- >
h.ts been sentenced to a short term
in the penitentiary.
When Dillon and Carroli were
taken from the train Detective-
Franklin was standing on the plat
form. Both men saw him almost
the moment they got on the grouud ,
and Curr.Jl pointed to him and said :
"Ask that fellow about it , he is
a wise guy. lie knows it all. "
The reason given by Mr. Frauklin
for this faiuilia' greeting was that he
bus been nailing these two men all
over eastern Nebraska. He was not
in on their capture near Grand Island
a few weeks ago. He bad nut seen
them since their airest then , but
from the descriptions given him he
was certain that he knew them.
After seeing them he said they
were the men he hud caught three
) ears ago at Fairbury for the shtrill
of Saliue county , and they were also
the m n caught by sheriff Lancaster
uf York county , two years ago , and
sent to Fiiend on a burgliry charge.
While they were in Friend they es
caped from jail.
Detective Franklin says they are
both bad men and that the catch and
conviction is as oed as has been
made iu Nebraska in a long time.
He j sas they are pioressionals who
dj uoti ing else. They are evidently
veised iu the art of handling ex
plosives , and their confinement may
oreveut other bauk robberies.
Still Claims Right to Dictate.
HASTINGS , Neb. , Dec. 1. While
in O.naha Saturday Senator Dietrich
wns interviewed in regal d to the ap
pointment of # Dniteil States marshal
to succeed T. L. Maibews , whose
term ( will tcon expire. He said that
be had decided to withdraw his con
cession to Senator Millard by which
the latter was to have the nrivihge
of naming a man for the position.
Mi. Dietrich explained that he made
ihe offer to Seuator Millard , believ
ing that he would receed from his
stund in favor of W. S. Summers for
district attormy , v\hich would have
tue effect if making the way clear
for , the appointment of H. C
Lindsay. Mr. Dietrich's withdrawal
fiom the compact is due to Mr. Mill-
aid's contiuued insistence upon
Summers' reapp lintrueut.
When questioned yesterday re
garding the appointment Mr. Diet
rich ; said that he had deciued to re-
rommeud the reappoiutrnent of Mr.
Mathews. In fact he had already
written and signed a Joint letter of
endorsment , wuich was forwarded to
Mr. : Millard for his approval 01 dis
OMAHA , Dec. 1. Tbe grand jury
convened Monday afternoon. Indi
cations are stiong that it will remain
in s ssion for another fortnight be
fore < its labois are completed In
vestigation of tbe Dietiich cases was
taken up at once , and will no doubt
be continued until all the cases are
Bryan At Dublin Banquet.
DHBLIN , Nov. 30.-Lord Mayor
Harrington today gave a luncheon at
the mausion house in honor of Will
iam J. Bryan. The guests included
A'cnbishop Walsn , John Redm nd
and Juhn Dillon. Mr. Bryan deliver
ed a brief speech iu which he anuded
tj the siroug iufusion of Iiiah blooJ
in the United States aud said he be
lieved that the greatness of his
country ( was due to the composite
character of its people , and , continu
ed Mr. Bryan , ' tuey are going to
build up a citizenship in advance of
anything the world has ever seen. "
liiree Negroes Are Caught. *
SHLIEVEPORT , La. , Dec. L Un
continued ( reports fioru Belcher ,
La. , where Robert A. Dageer , a pro-
rcinent planter aud business man
was shot down by negroes while
trying to quell a street disturbance
are to the effect that three of the
negioes have been caught and identi
fied and probauly by this time hsve
been lynched. Five negroes wen
implicated in tbe
OLDEST ENGLISH PAPER.
London Gazette IB the Least Bead ,
but Pays $100OOO a. Year.
The London Gazette is the oldest
ind least read of any English newspa
per. It is at once the biggest and the
eist : of all our papers , for it is the
mly paper in the land which changes
ts size from one page to a hundred ,
iccordiug to the pressure of the news.
It is tlie only newspaper whose word
Is law and whose authority is accept-
2d iu the witness box. It can make
md unmake bankrupts.
It is tbe only paper in which certain -
tain pei-sons are compelled to adver
tise , und in which certain other po -
jens cannot advertise for love or
oioney. It yields a profit of $100,000
Time was when the editorship of
the Gazette was one of the spoils of
sfflce , worth $4,000 a year. It was the
recognized reward of party services
In the press.
Under tbe old regime the Gazette
aad , besides its editor , a staff of five ,
: lerks appointed by the treasury , but
Ji 1889 the treasury remodeled th' ,
management elsewhere and left
tvhole responsibility of the Gazette
'ts present publishers , Messrs.
son & Sons. The printing of the fci-
per has been in tlie Harrison family
for practically 130 years.
Absolute secrecy as to the contents
3f any forthcoming Gazette prevails
it St. Martin's lane , and though there
ire a thousand workers In Messrs.
Harrison's office , no item of news has
sver leaked out before its time. Ev-
2ry sheet of copy is private and confi
dential until it appears for all the
world to see. The copy for the Ga
zette is written in the government of
fices , often by cabinet ministers them
selves , and is invariably returned with
tbe proofs. Each secretary initials his
copy , and in cases of promotion in the
services no paragraph is accepted even
in.jaroof without being initialed a second
Now and then on very rare occa
sions a piece of copy is received auto
graphed by the sovereign. Westmin
FLINT A.ND SULPHURIC
It is reported that in many localitias
nouses are infested by ped 'lers ' trying
losellor introiuce so-called "cheap"
or low priced baking , powders , either
directly or by an order upon a grocer ,
In most instances deception is used ,
and it is ck med that the article is a
genu ne baking powder anil has all the
me-its of a pure article. Housekeep-
e s ? hould be on ti.eir guard against
this danger to their food. Alum pow
ders are almost a ways low priced. But
ihey are well known to be detriment
to hea th. In England and in some
sections of this country their sale is
[ rohibiied by law. Congress has forbidden -
bidden the sale ot food containing
alum in the District of C ilumb a. Thel
Highest au horitiescondemn their use.
Dr. S. W. Johnson , for instance , Professor -
fessor of Chemistry at Yale Co'ieue ' ,
Nays : "Bread made with a baking
powder containing alum mustyied a
solub e alurr i ia salt with the paatrio
juice , and mjsc , therefore , act asa
It i& well known that these so-called
"cheap" goods are made from a urn or
i he very cheapest of materials. One
of them was recen-Iy ana yzed at Yale
College and found to be one-quarter
sharp pointed grains of ground flint.
Others are filled with sulphuric acid ,
and salts of lead are also found in
In baking powders be sure to get a
reputable well-known cream of tartar
brand , and never buy from pedd.ers.
SAGACITY OF MR. SAGE.
HIa Beanon for Hefuainsr to Advance
One day a young man of Russel ]
Bage's acquaintance in fact , the
praiidson of an old friend of other
days approached him on the sub.eel
Df a loan of t.n dollars for two weeks
and got it. He promised faithfully tc
/eturn the money at a stated li ur , and
the promise was as faithfully kept
Mr. Sage had very little to say wrier
be gave up the ten , and quite as HtJt
when he got it back.
A week or ten days later the young
man came to see him again , and thh
lime asked him for a hundred dollars
tnaking all sorts of representations ol
what he would do with it. Air. Sag *
j-efused to ante. The young man wai
surprised , not to say pained.
"Why , " he exclaimed , "you know I'l
pay it all right. Didn't I say I'd havi
that ten for you on Monday , and
Wasn't I there to the minute with it ? "
Mr. Sage beamed softly on the grand
Bon of his old frien-1.
"My boy , " he said , with no trace ol
unklndness In his tone , "you disap
pointed me once and I don't want you
to do it again. "
"I beg your pardon , I did not. "
argued the youth. "I said 1 would paj
you back aud I did. "
"Yes , yes , my boy , " purred Mr. Sage ,
"you paid back the ten , and I never
expectel you would. Now if I let you
have a hundred I should expect you tc
pay it back , and you wouldn't. On
disappointment at my time of life is
enough , my ! xy. Good-moniing. " .
"There are always two sides to a
luestion , " said the broad-minded man
"That's true , " answers Senator Sor-
ghuin ; "and the question must always
be carefully studied to ascertain which
side is going to pay the best. " Wash-
Some families have everything , and
still have nothing.
IN A STATE OF ANARCHY'
< _ AW BEING SET AT DEFIANCE AT
DENVER , Coi , Dec. 4. Goveinoi
Peabody declared today that hp
would take steps to nullify the acti'n
of the court at Cripple Gieek should
it i liberate any of the "bull pen"
"The reign of the law-breaking ele
ment of the western federation of
miners has got to end in this
state , " said the governor.
Attorney Gei-eral Miller has advised
tbe gov rnor to instruct the miliUirj
to rearrest and hold at Camp Gold
field any of the prisoners charged
with crimes who may be set free b >
the civil authorities at Cripple Creek
"Teller county is in a state of
anarchy , " said Mr. Miller. "Then
is no attempt being made to sustaii.
law and order. Tbe civil otlicers are
aiding and abetting the lawless ele
ment. No man can get a fair trial
in tte county and no trials should
be held until matters have become
more normal. "
Fred Wakeman a private in com
pany F , at Camp Goldtield , Cripple
Creek , has been anested as a spy.
He is now in the military prison awaiting -
waiting trial by court-martial. The
news of the arrest was received al
the adjutant general's office today.
Adjutant General Uell said Wake-
man was employed as a detective by
the miners' union. Under the arti
cles of war a spy found guilty of giv
ing intelligence to the enemy can be
punished' by death.
Inquiry Taking Wide Range.
OMAHA , Dec. 4. Inquiry into
the motives and inducements that
impelled Senator Dietrich tu make
his pos.ollice appointments in ISeb-
ruska , is taking a wider range before
tbe grand jury. Yesterday morning
the investigation switched fiom the
ccngressioual distrrict in which
Senator Dietrich resides to another
disttict. The appointment at Fair-
bury was made the subject ot in
quiry , and a great deal ot ttstimony
was given in the morning by C. F
Steele of Fairbury. J
Mr. Steele has been twice a mem
ber of the state senate , served as
president protemp ire of that body ,
by virtue of that position be
came lieutenant governor when Lieu
tenant Governor Savage succeeded
Governor Dietiich as governor. Last
year Mr. Steele was commander of
the Nebraska division of the Grand
Army of the Republic. He was a
leader of the "auti" sentiment dur
ing ' his service in tlu legislature.
From what can be leaned of the
nature' the disclosures made by
Mr. Steele , io is probable that the
Fairbury matter will be carefully
probed , and ttiat a number of wit
nesses will he summoned. From
the story Mr. Steele told the giand
jury the following interesting facts
are gleaned :
Fuiibury is the home of E. II. Hin-
shaw , cougres ruau frori the Fourth
district. | It is also the home of Dan
iel Cropsey , a banker who has been a
staunch and unswerving Thompson
aud Dietrich man as member of tlie
legislature. iSen McLucas , Cropsey's
hon-in-law , was appointed as pust-
rnasier at Fairbury , early this year ,
to the intense astonishment of the
people of the county. For Uinshaw's
caudidare was Lew Shelly , who had
the in.dursmeuts , it is said , of 95 per
cent of the republican leaders of the
couuty , or the couuty organization
aud of the rank aud tile of the party.
And it was believed that the time-
honored precedent of allowing the
congressman to name the postmaster
of his bometvion would be followed
in this case.
The jury Wednesday afternoon
again totk up the question of illegal
fencing of public lands by cattlemen
in western Nebraska , after spending
ihe morning on the Diet.ich case.
An impoitant element entering In
to the land investigation is that of
fiaunulent homtsteadine It is
claimed by ufflcers who have been
investigating th-it a large percentage
of the homesteads filed in the cattle
country are fraudulent. Considerable
evidence is before tbe grand jury to
this effect. The co sequence is lia
ble to be a m tuber of indictments
for perjury , not only against the
fraudulent homesteaders , but against
those who enabled them to qualify.
Conductor Used A Pistol.
CHICAGO , Dec. 4. Ejected from
a Fort > -lirst street electric car be
cause he had refused to pay his fare
to a nou- union conductor. Omer R.
Burke , secretary of the steam fitters'
union pursued the car fur five blocks ,
annulled the conductor and nceivud
a buliet wound whicn will piobabiy
cause his death.
Dowie Summoned to Comt.
CHICAGO , Dec. 4 John Alex
ander Dowie will be put on the wit
ness stand before Bankruptcy Referee
Sidney C. Eastman and under oath
will be required to ans.ver all quest
ions residing the financial affairs
of Zion City. While the date for
the inquiry has not yet been set
Judge Kohlsaat yesterday afternoon
entered tbeopier whicn requires tlie
overseer of the Christian Catholic
church to submit to an examination.
I I ii 11 M i ltiH M
John Van Patten , a Wyomlni
stockman , and R. Newman will pnfc
In an extensive feeding plant near
Fremont and will feed a large num-j
bers of cattle daring the winter.
Fred Bergeson , of Chappel , ap
peared in county court on a warrant
sworn out by John Mevicn , charg-
'ng him with drawing a gun on hlra
and threatening to shoot. '
Nine coal cars on the Rok Island
jumped the track at Lewlst/m and
rolled down a fifty foot embankment
The coal was scattered all ovtr the
mbankment and the cars were badly
Those who took part in the John
son co. nty Teachers' association at
Tecuujseb were : Thomas Brakeman -
man , I. N. Clark , Miss Idemna
Swab , Miss Lucy Green and Dr.
Oharles Fordyce of Wesleyan uni
L E. Holmes , of Wahoo , received
i telegram announcing the death of
his father , T. A. Holmes , who was
run over by a train at Avoca , la.
Holmes left for Avoca and will bring
the body to Wahoo for burial. De
ceased leaves a wife and one child.
Alreidy some few losses are report
ed in tbe herds of cattle that have
been turned into stalk fields at Cal-
l.iw/iy , the effects of tbe dreaded
cornstalk disease , and it Is feared
that the same trouble that has been.
had the past two years will be re
peated this winter.
Fire threatened the destruction of
a house on Brasch avenue ati Norfolk
occupied by E. Lamb and J. A. Rom-
iiie and owned by Darius Mattbew-
on. Some damage resulted to fur-
liture mainly from smoke and water.
The damage to tbe house was covered
by insurance and was aboub 8250.
The confirmation services at St.
Joseph's Catholic church at Harvard
brought together a laree crowd il
people from surrounding towns.
Aurora , Bradshaw , York , Hastings ,
Stockham and other places being
represented. The class numbered
sixty-seven instead of thirty-five aa
The regular jury panel for tbe No
vember term of the district court
was called when court convened at
Plattsmoutb. The first case called
for trial was that of tbe state against
William Sbepard , charged with en
tering the Missouri Pacific depot al
Weeping Water with tbe intent ol
The funeral of Mrs. Jnbn WtsOj
of Columbus , was held Tuesday
Mrs. Wise died Friday at her home
in Columbus. Her death was from
heart failure superintended by drop
sy and other kidney trouble. Sb
was seventy-six years of age and bad
lived in this country for over thirtj
Judee Sortfooreer opened court at
Seward Monday. . After calling the
docket a few cases were disposed of ,
among them that of J. A. Hedge ,
charged with passing a forged check
at the Jones National bank. He
plead guilty and was given a sentence
of one year in tbe penitentiary.
Sheriff Smiley took him to Lincoln
to begin his sentence.
The rural mail carriers of AdemL
county have perfected an organlza-
> ion and will affliliate themselvej
with the state and national assocl
utiona. The following were thi
officers elected : N. W. Coleman ,
president ; George Reynolds vice pres
ident ; Frank Wheeler , treasure *
HDward Sargert , secretary ; and H.
F. Hill corresponding secretary.
The safe In the First National
bank at Lyons was blown open oni
day this week. The robbera seoarecr
32,000 of which $1,500 was ID bills ,
9400 in } * old and 9100 in silver. Tin
robbers -were not seen by anyone * At
tbe eastern edge of town they itch
\ team from the barn of " 2. H. . Har
endeen , a farmer , and drove ttat
ward. The bank safe and all thi
furniture in the bank was ufeteflrlj
An entertainment was given at tb }
Methodist church at Wymore for tb
benefit j of tbe denomination and fet
tbe especial purpose of raisini
money for a bell. Drills , readings
and recitations made up the prog ran
and it was conceded by every one ta
be the best program ever given bj
tbe Methodist people. Tbe Jefferj
twins gave a few numbers , Mist
Vistani Fisher rendered a vocal solo\
Miss Alice Crawford cleverly recited
and little Miss Dora Hammond
played a violin solo. The cburcfr
vas packed and about fifty dollan
vas cleared. The program will bi
repeated with afew changes.
Frank Brown , brakeman on : h
Burlington , was seriously injured at
tella. He jumper1 from a train and
struck on the platform and wai
rhrown under tbe wheels. One pall
> f trucks passed over his right fool
ibove the ankle and rendered ampu-
ation necessary. His left foot wai
ilso injured and some of tbe toes will"
uive to be taken off. His father
Villlam Brown , engineer on th .
rete branch , arrived and accomptt
tied bis SOB to Atohlaoa.
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