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The Valentine : Democra
; VALENTINE , NEB.
I L M. RICE , - - - - Publisht
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, : BIG BLAZE IN OMAHA
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.ELEVATOR AXD FI..OURIXGULL . : :
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High Wind Carries Flames to ' AdjoIn-
t ing Buildings and Firemen Make : : a
1 Hard 'Ight-Scorcs < of Box Cai
and Contents Burned.
I At a late hour Sunday night fire
. . broke out in the 1,000,000-bushel cen-
tral grain elevator owned by the Nye-
Schneider-Fowler company , located
. Twenty-eighth and Oak streets ,
Omaha , Neb. , and owing to a high
wind , quickly spread to the adjoining
' llouring mill of the Maney Millin
company , both of which propertie
will be a total estimated loss of $500- ,
. The independent elevator , the prop-
erty of the Great Western Railroad
company , was on fire several times ,
but being principally of steel tan !
construction this building has with-
stood the ravages of the flames.
Nearly 100 box cars , about half of
which were loaded with grain , stand-
Ing on nearby tracks , were destroyed
A number of small nearby residences
"were only saved by the most strenu-
ous efforts of the fire departments of
Omaha and South Omaha , between
, "which places the scene of the fire lies.
' A At 2 a. m. the fire was still burning ,
fl'l but is under control.
, , Great danger was experienced to
' \ liouses in the residence district , . man ;
, " "blocks distant , owing to the flying ;
i. I , embers. It is reported , but not con-
I firmed : , that the Omaha Wool and
I Storage warehouse near the X 'e-
Schneider-Fowler elevator was de-
stroyed. A large quantity of wool and
Jiearly 100 automobiles were stored in
SHOOTS HUSBAND DEAD.
JJcll1cntedlother : Then Kills Her .14
1 Year-old Child.
IMrs. Delbert Allen , of West Union ,
N. Y. , the mother of an infant only a
lew hours old , Sunday called her1 hus-
band to her bedside and shot him
dead. Their 4-year-old son heard the
shot and ran into the room to meet
he : same fate that befell the father.
Mrs. Allen , apparently with an un-
-balanced mind , now is under guard at
lier home. Her condition , resulting
, Jrom : shock and exertion , is so serious
that there is little hope of saving herI I
life. She is the mother of eight child. I
I ITALIANS ARE ENRAGED.
I , Threaten to Lynch Motorman : and
t Conductor of Trolley Car.
i I When ; a trolley car in Philadelphia
Sunday struck and seriously injured
3-year-old : John Taconnelli , in the
I Italian district , an enraged crowd at-
I tempted to lynch I the motorman and
J . .conductor. A rope was secured and
. strung over an iron awning pole , but
I - the carmen drew revolvers , and , aided
by two policemen , held the crowd at
bay until reinforcements arrived from
a police station. The crew of the
car and the leaders of the mob were
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. -Y Theft of Postage Stamps. " *
; J. Mason Smith , a clerk in the mail
I , ing department _ , . of the stock * yards of- .
, I I : fice of It. one of the packing firms oi
Chicago , was Sunday charged with
the theft of . $12,000 worth of stamps.
The thefest were said to have covered
a period of seven years. .
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: : . Cross Country FligllL I
The French'aviator , Emil du Bon- I
nett , Sunday won the "Review of Na
_ ture" prize , making a splendid cros
. country flight from Savigny-sur-Orge.
to' Ferte St. Aubin , a distance of aboul
68 miles , in one hour and fifty min-
. . . Another Wage Increase.
Although no official announcement
. : has been made , it has been reported
on good authority that the Delaware
and Hudson company has agreed to a
G per cent increase in the wages of its
conductors and trainmen.
Killed : by a Steer.
Garret Woods , a farmer living near
Lancaster , Ky. , was attacked by a vi-
cious steer Sunday and gored to death
, before help could reach him. His two
. little daughters witnessed the tragedy.
I Sioux City Live Stock Market. :
: - , Saturday's quotations on the Sioux
! City liv stock market follow : Beeves ,
1 650850. Top hogs , $10.75.
] : Bryan in Porto Rico.
. . William Jennings , Bryan arrived at
. : : San Juan , . P. R. , Sunday on the steam-
. er President. He will be the guest of
\ the governor and will probably remain
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o i there ten days.
' Bank Cashier Arrested.
. Ezra . Mayfield , cashier of the I I Bank
, ; ' - \ ; r , . of Pine Valley , W. Va. , has been ar-
3 't : ' : ; . rested. He is charged with embez
' zling $10,000 of the bank's funds
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3IEN GRANTED AN INCREASE. .
New York Central Makes - a Sweepin
There was real money In AprIl
Fools' day purse the New York Cer
tral men picked up Friday. After a
special meeting of directors , a general
order was Issued Increasing by 7 per
cent all the pay of all employes on
the New York Central lines east of
Buffalo who now earn $200 a month
or less. Vice President C. F. Daley
said that the directors of the Lake
Shore and Michigan Southern , the New
York Central and Big Four would
probably take similar action at an ear-
ly date. The order goes into effect
Those employes whose demands for
a wage Increase are now under ad-
visement , namely , the telegraph opei
ators , the Brotherhood of Railroad
Trainmen and the Order of Railway ;
Conductors are not included , as a set-
tlement with them will be reached on
a separate basis.
Directly affected are the locomotive
engineers and firemen and the
entire clerical force. Yard switch-
men and yard conductors re
ceive three cents an hour ad-
vance under a separate classification
in accordance with the terms of agree-
ment recently reached through the <
federal board of arbitration between
the western railroads centering in Chi-
cago and their yardmen.
It is estimated the general increase
will cost the eastern divisions of the
New York Central lines $2,500,000 a
SEE TIIEIR HOME : LOOTED.
Bride and Groom Tied to Bedposts
While Robbers Work.
Dr. Thomas F. Gleason and his bride
of one day , with the former's sister ,
Miss Anita Gleason , were compelled
to witness the looting of their home
at San Francisco , Cal. , Friday after-
noon , and while tied hand and foot to
bed posts they implored the two rob-
bers to spare their wedding prese ts.
The robbers , after gathering the
silver wedding gifts in a' sack , relent-
ed and left the sack in the hall. When
Miss Gleason answered the doorbell
she was confronted by two men who
held revolvers at her head. Her
screams attracted her brother and his
wife. They joined her in the hallway
and also were overpowered and tied
to pedposts in an adjoining room.
Gleason freed himself and released
the two women after the robbers left.
DRIVER LOSES CONTROL.
Auto Injures Four Persons and Kills :
While going at a very high rate of
speed on the grand prize race course
near Savannah , Ga. , Fr'day night an
g.utomobile.in which were Albert M.
Ir : Marshall and
Harry Noyes ,
ciety men , became unmanageable , left
the : road and struck first a small negro
girl , then a negro man and later a ne-
gro woman who were on the sidewalk ,
probably fatally injuring each. Then. !
after killing two cows , trie machine
turned turtle , seriously injuring Noyes.
Noyes was sent to a hospital. Mar
shall was arrested and is at police
headquarters , to remain there until
the result of the three negroes are in-
PANIC IN A THEATER.
fnny Persons Injured in a Stampede
for the Exits.
Many persons were injured , none
seriously , in a panic in the Grand the-
.ter at Fort Smith , Ark. , Friday night.
Six ! hundred men , women and children
became terror stricken and rushed for
the doors when the building of Swift
& Co. , across the alley . from the thea-
ter , caught fire. '
Swift & Co.'s building was destroyed ,
ntailing a loss of $90,000. * .
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Police :7. . . . Chief . } \ilIc : .
Assistant Chief of Police William
lurphy , of Houston , Tex. , was shot
and killed Friday night by Earl Mcr ;
Farlane , a former patrolman , wno had
been recently discharged from the
force. McFarlane was arrested and
lodged in - jail. -
Miss Lena Hackbatch , of Cedar
tills , Minn. , who on Monday confess-
ed to having sent poisoned candy to
Miss Minnie Luthen because of an
alleged wrong done her by Frank W.
Urdel , Miss Luthen' fiance Thursday
was , adjudged insane.
Eleven Men Drown.
Eleven men were drowned Friday
by the sinking of a fishing boat caught
in the heavy storms sweeping the
north coast of Portugal.
Carpenters Go on Strike.
All union carpenters at Ogdensburg ,
N. Y. , went on strike Friday to en-
force a demand for $3 and a nine-hour
day , an increase of 50 cents a day.
Peary Has Had Enough.
Commander Robert E. Peary , who
arrIved in Chicago Friday , declared he
was positively through with polar ex-
I plorations for all time.
Fatal Street Duel.
In a duel in the streets at Herrin ,
Ill. , Thursday night , Special Officer
Robert Hilton was killed ' by Otis Kear-
ney , who died later. Kearney resisted
Call to National Banks. I
The controller of the currency Fri-
day issued a call for the condition of
ational banks at the close business .
: March [ 29.
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300,000 MINERS QUIT \VC ? 11K. :
Miners : Quit Work In Bituminous Coal
Three hundred thousand organized !
miners of the bituminous coald fields
of Pennsylvania , Ohio , Indiana , Iowa : ,
Missouri , Kansas , Oklahoma and Ar .
kansas quit work at midnight Thurs-
day pending settlement of a new wage
Officers of the United Mine Worker
of North America declared that the
walkout was not a strike , but merely ;
a suspension of work because no wage
scale had been made to replace the
old scale , which expired with the
month of March. . .
The miners demand an increase of
pay in some instances of 5 cents a ton
and in other instances of more , with
certain changes in working condi-
Confidence was expressed by the op
erators that there would be no gen-
eral coal famine , large supplies of :
fuel having been stored in anticipation
of the walkout.
While the miners predict that the
suspension will be cut short by a
prompt signing of wage scales , some
of the operators maintain that the
mines may be kept closed for a month
The first settlement came in an an-
nouncement from Brazil , Ind. , the
center of the Indiana block coal field ,
where the men's demand for a 5-cent
increase was granted.
President Lewis , ' before leaving to
visit the centers of the different min-
ing fields , made the following estimate
of the number of miners affected by
the suspension of work :
Western and central Pennsylvania ,
100,000 ; Ohio , 47,000 ; Indiana , 18-
000 ; West Virginia , 10,000 ; Illinois ,
72,000 ; Iowa , 15,000 ; Michigan , 3,000 ;
Kansas , Arkansas , Texas and Okla-
homa , 25,000 ; Colorado , 5,000 ; west-
ern ' Kentucky , 5,000. Total , 300,000.
HERRICK'S FEE PRUNED.
New York Attorney's $9,000 Charge
for Services Cut to $90.
D. Cady Herrick's fee of $9,000 for
nine days' service as referee in the
Eleventh avenue litigatian between
the city of New York and the New
York Central railroad was cut to $90
Thursday by Archibald Watson , the
Mr. Herrick had already been paid
by the railroad , which then sent a bill
to the city. Mr. Watson thought the
aill excessive , and offered to com-
promise at $5,000. The railroad re-
fused , whereupon the corporation
counsel cut the bill to the $10 a day
allowed by the law.
BRIBE STORY RELATED.
: : Mississippi State Senator Tells of Ac
cepting $ G45.
State Senator Theodore Bilbo ap-
peared before an executive session of
the Mississippi senate Thursday night
and told in detail a story of accept-
ance by him of an alleged bribe of
$645 ! from L. C. Dulaney. a planter ,
to change his vote from former Gov.
Vardaman to Leroy Percy for United
States senator. The story said to
have been related by Bilbo to the sen-
ate is almost identical with that al-
ready published when the charges
were made public and denied by Du.
Another Bomb Explodes.
' The explosion of a bomb in the
basement of an East Thirty-ninth
street tenement in New York Thurs-
day shook the structure to its founda-
tions , shattered every pane of glass in
it ; and created a panic throughout the
entire block. Police attribute the ex-
plosion to Black Hand operators.
Tnsj sts on Going to Jail.
Former Probate Judge John T.
Gale , of Columbus , 0. , who was in- I
dicted Wednesday on three counts
charged with giving bribes to George
E. } Woods , applied at the court house
Thursday ' to gve himself up. He in-
sisted on going to jail , saying he would
ask no man to go his bond.
Higglns Jury Disagrees.
The jury at Greenup , Ky. , disagreed
in the trial of Mrs. Sarah H. Higgins ,
60 years old , charged with having
hired Fred Ferguson to assassinate
William Culbertson , a railroad agent ,
last July. The woman will be tried
again in June.
Given Time to Plead.
Albert Wolter , of New York , the
9Tyear-old youth accused of the
murder of Ruth Wheeler , a stenogra-
pher , began a fight for delay Thurs-
day when 'arraigned. He was given
twenty-four , hours' time in which to
Federal Court Clerk Dead.
John R. Green , for nineteen years
clerk of the supreme court of Missouri ,
died at Denver , Colo. , Thursday. 'He
went to Denver from Jefferson City
last September , hoping his health
would be improved. He was 51 years
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Marie Corelli , novelist , is seriously
ill I of pneumonia at her home , Mason- :
-croft Stratford-upon-Avon , England.
Her : condition has given rise to con
Eight Years for Bigamy.
Emil von Muejler , "the marrying r
count , " was sentenced at Jersey City ,
N. J. , Thursday to eight years' imDrls-
onment for bigamy. I
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UNABLE TO SOLVE CASE.
Jury Finds Kacria Came to Death by
Suicide or Foul : Play.
After a session of five hours , hear-
Ing testimony in the August Kaderia
murder case , the coroner's jury at
Kearney brought in a verdict that he <
met death by two gunshot wounds in-
flicted either by himself or by some <
party unknown to the jury.
Fred Kaderia , a brother , on the wit-
ness stand , told a straight story that
cleared himself fully. Drs. H. S. Bell
and J. P. Norcross held an autopsy
and reported that the man was mur-
dered and that either of the two
wounds inflicted would have caused
instantaneous paralysis and that he
could not have inflicted a second af-
ter inflicting the first. Three wounds
on the side of his head had been in-
flicted by some blunt instrument and
were the result of a hard blow.
Kaderia's body was found lying in
a field north of Riverdale last Friday.
He had been missing for fifteen days
and no effort was made by his rela-
tives to locate him. There was no
blood on the rass where Kaderia lay.
Kaderia generally carried some mon-
ey with him and two or three rare
foreign coins. Hs pockets were emp-
ty when the body was taken charge
of by the sheriff. Kaderia had been
a party in a law suit a few weeks pre-
vious in which one of his neighbors
was the defendant and this neighbor
found the body.
Kaderia was well fixed financially
and no excuse can be offered for his
HORSE TIHEF CAPTURED.
Silver Creek Marshal Arrests Man : for
Stealing Team in Iowa.
Charles Bowers , a young man sup-
posed to have been living since his
birth north of Columbus , Platte coun-
ty , was = arrested in Silver Creek by
Marshal Lucas on advice from Sheriff
Her , of Merrick county. He was
charged with having in his possession
a team of bay horses that did not be-
long to him.
When Marshal : Lucas arrested him
he made a dive for the wagon , but did
not succeed in reaching it. When the
wagon was searched a 38 caliber , 8-
inch Colt revolver was found under
the seat. Also a bottle of strychnine
People in Silver Creek had read
with interest the story of a scour of
the : country by Deputy Sheriff Thomas
and Detective Devreese , of the Omaha
police force , in search of a man al-
leged to have stolen a team from John
P. Peterson , of Honey Creek , Ia. , de
scribed to be a bay team , one with two
white feet and the other with four
Harry Letton . Gets Appointment.
Adjt. Gen. Hartington has appoint-
ed Harry P. Letton assistant chief en-
gineer of the National Guard. The
new engineer will take a special
course at the Fort Leavenworth sshool
at the expense of the government , by
reason of the appointment.
Fish Car to Northwest.
Fish Commissioner O'Brien and
Game Warden Guilus left Tuesday
with the state fish car for the north-
western part of the state to plant fish.
The plant amounts to 80,000 small
fish and 3,000 yearlings and 2-year-
Fire Takes ; : Old Landmark.
Fire starting from a spark from a
assing locomotive totally destroyed
the Union Pacific storehouse in the
west end of the yards at Columbus.
This building is one of the landmarks
of Columbus , as it was the original
Union Pacific depot , built in 1866.
Rohmer Tircd of Living.
J. D. Rohmer , of Calhoun , hung
himself Tuesday in his brother's barn
on his farm three miles northwest of
Calhoun. He was 84 years of age ;
had been ill a long time and was de-
spondent over his life. .
Steer Six Feet High.
A steer which weighs as much as a
big team of , horses is the property of
Dan > Dunovan , living three miles from
Chapman. To be exact , he tips the
scales at 2,620 , is 4 years old and
stands : over 6 feet high.
Horses Found , Robbers Gone.
The team of horses that was stolen
from Peter Sibbers , six miles south of
Bloomfield on March 20 , was found
Wednesday five miles . northwest of
Pierce. Nothing has been seen of the
Engine Shaves Automobile.
Both F. M. Wilkinson , an automo-
bile driver , and a passenger , narrowly
escaped death near the city of Axtell
as they were leaving that place. They
had rounded a turn , in the road and
were crossing the railroad track when
an engine , running "light , " crashed
into the car , taking the radiator and
the front of the auto almost com-
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HAS CIVIL WAR RELIC.
Paper Published at Vicksburg , \1159. : : ,
in 1803. I
W. M. Williams , of West Point , Is
the possessor of an interesting rellc
of the civil war-a copy of the Dally
Citizen , Vicksburg , Miss. , issued on <
Thursday , July 2 , 1865. It is printed <
on the back of an ordinary sheet of
wall paper , four columns wide. It is
filled with fiery denunciation . the
hated "yanks" . and breathes a spirit
of intense sectionalism. The follow-
ing are extracts from the paper :
"We lay before , our readers in this
issue an account of Lee's brilliant and
successful onslaught upon the abol -
tion hordes , etc. " This refers to Lee's
raid through Virginia and Marylar
and the writer concludes the para-
graph thus : "Today Maryland is ours ,
tomorrow Pennsylvania will be , and
the next day Ohio , now midway , like
Mohammed's coffin , will fall. Success
and glory to our arms , God and the
right are with us. "
Another interesting item is : "The
great Ulysses , the yankee generalissi- :
mo , surnamed Grant , has expressed
his intention of dining in Vicksburg on
Sunday next and celebrating the
Fourth of July by a grand dinnei
Ulysses must get into the city before
he can dine in it. "
TO DIVIDE CUSTER COUNTY.
Sallaway Citizens Back of Project to
Create Five Counties.
At a meeting held at Callaway re
cently R. E. Brega , John Moran , W.
C1. Keyes , II. H. Andrews , G. H. La-
fleur , E. W. Rusk , Charles Humphrey ,
tf. E. Schneringer and Will M. Durfi
were elected as delegates to attend the (
county : division lines convention to be
held at Grand Island. It is thought
that a five-county cut has been prac-
tically decided upon , and if these lines ;
are adopted they will throw a portion
of Broken Bow in the county with
Ansley and the other portion in the
county with Callaway. Sargent , Ans-
ley Merna , Oconto and Callaway will
be the prospective new county seats.
In the campaign last year lines wert
drawn favoring Broken Bow and giv-
ing that city a territory'which would
always give it a county seat , but the
citizens of Broken Bow , it was learned , ,
will fight division on any lines , and
now no mercy will be shown it and it
will be thrown in two counties if the
present plans are carried out in the
RUSIIVILLE . BOYS QUARREL.
rill Weslovcr Shot by Leland . Dale in
Struggle for Revolver.
The shooting of Will Westover , son
of Judge Westover. of Rushville , Fri-
day ni-ht in front of Joe Warren's
store : by Leland Dale , a son of Horace
Dale was the result of some rough
play between school chums. West-
o\'er was going to punsh Dale for
throwing some rotten bananas and
oranges the night before. Dale was
\ \ illing to take the punishment , but
is he uas dressed for a dance he
wanted the boys to let him off till next
day. Westover-advanced to grab him ,
when Dale pulled out a 3S-caliber re-
' ) lver and said he would shoot. West-
OVl'r grabbed the gun and Dale pulled
the trigger. The bullet passed through
'estover's hand shattering one of the
igers and slightly penetrated his
breast about the heart. The wound
in the hand is the most serious. Dale ,
who is quick-tempered , surrendered
to the sheriff and is now in the county
WEST POINT TO TEST CORN.
jriciillural [ Class of High School U
Have Charge of the Experiments.
The agriculture class of the Wesl
Point high school has made arrange-
mEnts to test seed corn for the farm-
ers of that section. Much trouble Is
being experienced in securing seed
corn that will germinate properly , the
bulk of last year's crop being entirely
unfit for seed.
The high school class will do this
\ ' ; ' " ark " " for the farmers free of charge ,
and will guarantee their tests to be
correct. This move , originated by Su-
perintendent Campbell , is much ap-
Two Bootleggers Fined.
Ben F. Shultz of Curtis , was founc
guilty of the illegal sale of liquor on
two counts. He was fined $500 on the
first count and sentence was suspend-
ed on the second. Jess Cronk , who
pleaded gu'lty to seven counts , was
fined $400 on the first cbunt and sen-
tence was suspended on the other six
county until next term of the district
Fruit Damage Exaggerated.
Ray Hesseltine , an expert fruit
grower of Peru , says that the fruit
crop has not been damaged as much
is reported. He says that all present
indications point to plenty of fruit
in the vicinity of Peru.
Newspaper Changes Hands.
The Orleans Chronicle changed
hands last week , Horace Phelps as-
suming the editorship in the place 01
J. F. Albin.
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CHICAGO PIE MAN POISONED.
Coroner's Jury Finds A. J. LIood'S ;
Died from Eating Drugged Mea.t.
Alexander J. Moody , the wealhy
Chicago pie man , whose death on Feb- .
ruary 20 was attributed to ptoinalno- l
poisoning , really died from the effect.
of arsenic , was the startling assertion
made by Coroner Hoffman. That the- 1
poison was contained in hamburger-
steak eaten by the decedent seems.
clear to the authorities. Moody : Inher . ,
ited a fortune from his father who
was the founder of the pie firm of
Moody : & Waters. Moody occupied a
fine residence In the city and owned !
a summer residence in Wisconsin and.
a farm In St. Charles. The remain'ng- .
portion of the steak was taken to Dr
Walter Haines , the chemist whose-
name is familiar in the Swope case at
Kansas City , for analysis. The ! att r. . .
In a report to the coroner stated the-
meat contained enough arsenic to hav & -
killed a half a dozen persons. The kid-
neys , heart and stomach of the dece-
dent , according to the coroner , also
showed pronounced traces of poison.
Detectives have kept a close watch on
all who might shed light. A year a
Moody : is said to have narrowly es-
caped poisoning in soup. The servant
who had previously tasted it , was later
seized by cramps. Moody is said to
have carried insurance of $15,000 in fa
vor of his wife. Her maiden name was-
Anne Olson , and married twenty-five-
SENATOR ALLDS FOUND GUILTY
Verdict on Bribery Is 40 to 9-
Move to Probe : Grafting-
After seven weary weeks of Inves
tigation the New York Senate has con-
victed Senator Jotham P. Allds , of
Norwich , of accepting a bribe of $1,000
to influence bridge legislation. The
vote against him was overwhelming
40 to 9. By the unexpected move of
sending in his resignation Allds re-
lieved the Senate of the painful duty
of expelling him. The resignation was
sent on the advice of his attorneys ,
who were convinced that he had lost
and who desired to put the blame oa
political interference with the Sena-
torial jury from Washington and else-
There is every indication that Sen-
ator Benn Conger , who accused Allds
in an effort to defeat him as majority
leader , will be expelled within a month ,
unless he resigns in the meantime. A
resolution for a committee to . prepare
charges of bribe-giving against rrnS.
was offered. Nor will this end \ _
matter. The proposition for a general
investigation of all sorts of bribery
charges will undoubtedly be present-
ed and can hardly fail of passage.
Ex-Senator Allds declared that he
would seek vindication from the Sen-
ate verdict and $100,000 damages froni
Senator Conger in the civil courts.
GIRL ACCUSED OF POISONING.
Catherine Manz Clings to Story ol
Pleading not guilty and waiving pre-
liminary examination , Catherine Manz ,
the 16-year-old : girl who is accused of _ . . . ' ,
murdering her sister , by strychni ' I
poisoning , was lodged in jail at cp'
ton , Ohio , to await the action of Ide
grand ; jury. That body will not con-
ene until May. 't
The girl has clung to her original
story of a mysterious man who gave
her two supposed quinine tablets , one
of which she claims her sister took ac-
identally. She gave the man's name
as "Murray" and stated he lived in
Canton , but the police have been un-
able to trace him and express the be -
lief that he is a myth.
The girl's father and other relative : ,
who disowned her in the first shock of
the tragedy , have now come to her aa-
sistance and engaged attorneys for her
defense. A special grand jury may be
summoned to consider the case , but
this action probably will be forestalled
by a lunacy inquiry. The girl's rela-
tives claim that her brain has beer
affected ever since a fall received IE :
Family L.o.tu Two in Fire.
Two children were burned to death
in i the residence of George Rowe in
Washington , Pa. , and the mother and
three other children are suffering from
shock and smoke inhalation. Katherr - .
ine and Sarah Rowe are dead and fne
injured include Mrs. Rowe and three
other children , Jennie , Louise and Ma- :
Lilesville , X. C. , Svrept by Fire.
Lilesville , forty-five miles east of
Charlotte , N. C. , was nearly wiped from
the map by fire. The fire is believed to
have been of incendiary origin. The
loss will reach $250,000 , with insignifi-
Prairie Fire Burns n Girl.
While playing in the yard : of her
home > at Banner City , Kan. , the 6-year-
old daughter of Jacob Fiedley was
ught by a / prairie fire and Burned
Chiltl In Frozen on Prairie.
During a blizzard the 6-year-old boj
of Nicholas Kozala . a homesteadar
near Rushville , Neb. , wandered from
home and was frozen to death. The
bod- was found on the prairie.
Band of Gypsies Drowned.
A caravan of fifty gypsies broke
through the ice on Cheremenetzki
lake , near Luga. Russia. Of the m ,
women and children all but a few . wet .
Twenty-live , Burn to Death. " '
Twenty-five women and children
were burned to death in a fire that de-
stroyed the state cotton warehouse at
lilwara in the district of Rajputana
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