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DAKOTA CITY, NEK., FRIDAY, AINiUST 26, 1910.
NICARACUAN PRESIDENT QUITC
OFFICE AND FLEES BEFORE
ESTRADA IS NOW PRESIDENT
Insurgent Army Is Within Twelve
Miles of Capital City Many Peo
pie Slain In Rioting American
Legation Strongly Guarded.
New Orleans, Ln. Gen. Jifan J. Ks
trada. the revolutionary leader of Nic
aragua, 13 now president of that re
public, having assumed office on Sun
day. Tho office was transferred to him
by Jose Dolo - Estrada, a brother,
who on Saturday was made provisional
president by Dr. Jose D. Madriz, who
abdicated following sweeping victories
of the lr.aurgr-ti Id the interior and
Gen. Luis Mena, with his revolu
tionary army, Is within twelve miles of
Rioting Is ln progress at Managua
and many have been killed. There Is
practically -no government. Those
who could escape fled to Corlnto.
Madriz and his family were permit
ted to leave for Corlnto unmolested.
They will sail from there for Panama
and take the steamer for ' Europe or
the United States.
V News of the excesses perpetrated by
the revolutionists at Granada, which
was sacked and looted, have Instilled
the people of Managua with dread.
Those who cannot get away are barri
cading themselves in their homes.
Women and children were victims of
half-.- tarved marauders at Granada.
Tho United States legation and con
sulate are under heavy police guard
at Managua and the general situation
is reported to be very threatening.
Should there be any serious disturb
ances at Managua, the United States
government will assume control there,
for which purpose It has sent the
Yorktown to' Corlnto to reinforce the
MAXES FLIGHT TO LONDON
Daring American Aviator Travels
From Paris and Captures the
London. Th youtntui American av
iator, Moissant, accompanied by hi?
mechanician, Albert, Wednesday madu
a remarkable flight ln a biplane from
Paris to London across the English
channel. It waa tlie first time""'th!s
feat was ever accomplished, although 1
Moissant accomplished his remark
able flight from Paris to Calais and
across the channel ln company with
his mechanician, Albert.
Dy making his remarkable flight ha
captures the cup that a London paper
offered and the proceeds of the sub
scription raised in England for Gra
ham White, which the unsuccessful
competitor in the London-Manchester
flight offered as an award in the
Hubert Latham, who started from
Issy, a suburb of Paris, to race Mols
sant to London, met with a series of
accidents, the last at Amiens, cul
minating in the wrecking of his ma
chine as ho was preparing to resume
the flight. Latham escaped unhurt,
but ras out of the race.
The last stage of Moissant's flight,
the trip across tho channel, was ac
complished in a strong channel breeze,
the wind being so high that experi
enced aviators looked upon the start
&l foolhardy. It was such a wind
as repeatedly deterred Blerlot, La
tham and other aviators from at
tempting the passage of the straits.
Paris, Fiance. M. Le Blanc, the
aviator, arrived at Issy, in the suburbs
of Paris, at 6:45 a, m. Wednesday
and Is th-j winner of the cross-country
flight which started August 7. The
distance of the race was approximate
ly 485 miles. The prize is $20,000, of
fered by a Paris newspaper.
Le Blanc, the winner, covered the
circuit in 11:55:59. He used a Bleriol
CALIFORNIA IS INSURGENT
Hiram W. Johnson, Exponent of Anti
Machine Doctrines, Wins Guber
natorial Nomination in Primary.
San Francisco. California Is In
surgent in its Republican politics; H!
ram W. Johnson, leading exponent .of
anti-machine doctrines, has swept the
field In Tuesday's primaries, winning
his party's nomination for governor by
a plurality that will border on 50,000
when all returns are in.
Just how great was the extent of
the disaster to the stalwarts cannot
be known until outlying districts have
been heard from, but every indication
points to a clean-cut declaration by
the party for Insurgency and against
the political activities of the Southern
It is asserted that tho progressives
have carried to victory two new In
surgent nominees for congressmen,
William Kent In the Second district
and W. t). Stephens in the Seventh
Plot to Destroy Steamship.
New York. The dlseovery a 1
hours before the time set for the sail
ing of the Russian l'ntir I.ltuaiiia Sat
urday of a can of giant powder in the
coal that was being loaded into the
ship's bunkers is believed to have
forestalled a scheme for the destruc
tion of tho vessel at sea. The Lltu
anla carries more than 100 passengers
and a large cargo. The ran contain
ing one and oue-half pounds of gun
powder had been almost scooped up
ty the great shovel when a work
man saw It.
REPORT 105 -BEAD'S FIRE
MANY HEFSOIC FIGHT1RS CUT
OFF BY THE FLAME3.
Forest Flames In Montana and Wash.
Ington Are Spreading Wallace
Is Nearly Wiped Out.
Spokane. Wash. One hundred fins
fighters are reported dead in tho flood
ed canyon near Wallace. Idaho, and
five citizens were burned to death in
their hotneo as a result of forest fires
wlilrh for sixty days bavo terrified
the Coeur d'Alenc country and which
spread to the town of Wallare. the
metropolis of tho mining district.
More than a third of Wallace is
burned. The Pacific, Michigan and
Coeur d'Alenn hoteln, two O. R. & N.
depots, a big hardware warehouse and
150 to 200 residences are destroyed.
The town !s tilmost dark by day and
tho heavens and surrounding coun
try a seething mass by night.
Ashes fill the air and the heat is
tremendous. Telegraphic communica
tion is cut off for a time, but the
fighters believe they have the fire in
the city under control.
Newport, Wash., a town of 2,000. is
burning, but the loss of life is as
yet unknown. Cries for help are be
ing answered as rapidly as relirf par
ties can be made up. All available
soldiers In this part of the country
are pressed Into srvlcn.
WILL N 6f "sU PP0RtC A N N 0 N
Congressman Longworth, After Con
ference with Taft and Others, Makes
Beverly, Mass. The fight of the Re
publican party reoiganization against
Speaker Cannon was opened by Con
gressman Nicholas Longworth of Ohio,
son-in-law of ex-President. Roosevelt.
In a statement which he Issued
Thursday Mr. Longworth declares that
having voted for him in caucus on
four different occasions he ha3 sup
ported Cannon for the speakership
for the last time and that when the
proper time comes, namely the meet
ing of the Republican caucus at the
assembling of the next congress he
will oppose Uncle Joe to that position.
Mr. Longworth makes it clear that
in his view harmony in the Republic
an ranks and party success depends
upon Cannon's elimination.
"I am absolutely convinced," he
he says," that Cannon cannot be again
Tho importance of the Longworth
statement lies not only In the fact
that the Ohio congressman, a long
time friend and supporter of Cannon
l3ued it, but that it was not given to
the public until :'" a series of con-
" fi '.ft
IV w .,
fcrences with President Taft mid
other leaders that have called hero
and that the president was acquainted
with tho context of the statement ln
advance of its publication, and that
Vice-President Sherman likewise wns
informed Wednesday of the contem
plated move and gave It his tacit ap
proval. Danville, 111. "I have no quarrel
with Longworth as to who shall 10
speaker of the next house, and there
Is no room for disagreement touching
this matter between Representative
Longworth and myself," said Spenker
Cannon Thursday after reading a
statement by Representative Long
worth. "If any Republican ci.ndldnto for
congress feels that his position on the
Republican ticket would be strength
ened by pledging that he will net sup
port me In a Republican caucus I have
no objection to his imkli:g tho
CRESCEUS" TIME IS BEATEN
The Harvester Trots Mile In 2:02 end
Makes Four New World's
Buffalo, N. Y. Sensational rac
ing marked the second day of the
Grand Circuit at the Fort Erlo track.
Several world's -ccorda were made
in tho final heat of tho 2:07 trot, when
The Harvester, driven by Ed Goers,
covered the mile in 2:02, cutting a
quarter of a second from the world's
record, held by Cresceua for nine
years. Tho 2:02 mile also glve3 The
Harvester a world's record for five-year-old
trotters; n world's third heat
record, stallions, mares or geldings; a
world's record for stallions. Tho
track, horsemen, raid, was two min
Love Affair, Double Shooting.
Morgantown, N. C. An attendant
at the insane hospital here Friday
shot and fatally wounded Miss Miiry
Cuthbertson, an attendant at the eame
hospital, who refused to marry him.
He then fatally shot himself.
Doctor Killed by Patlert.
Ottawa, Ont. Dr. Wil'.lar. Empiy
of Vars wan fatally y 01 Iday by
Alfred Blondln, a paM2.11. Before he
died Empzy said Blond, 3 fired at him
deliberately. Blondin leclarad the
shooting wao accidental.
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THREE FORMER OFFICIALS OF
ROAD ARE TAKEN INTO
MORE ARRESTS WILL FOLLOW
Charges of Conspiracy to Defraud and
of Confidence Game Placed Against
Harrlman, Ewlng and Taylor in
Car Repair Frauds'
Chicago. The Illinois Central rail
way graft scandal storm broke Friday
with tempestuous fury when three
former high officials of that road were
arrested on charges c." conspiracy to
cheat and defraud the road by false
pretenses. More arrests are to follow
and the names of others said to be
Implicated will probably be revealed
at the trial of the men already under
Those arrested are:
Frank B. Harrlman, former general
manager of the Illinois Central sys
tem. Charles L. EWing, former . general
superintendent of the Illinois Central
lines north of the Ohio river.
John M. Taylor, former storekeeper
for the Illinois Central.
The men were taken before Muni
cipal Judge Bruggemeyer, who re
leased them on $20,000 bonds each.
The history of the car repair frauds,
the alleged fraudulent transactions
between the officials and railroad em
ployes, and the like also will bo told
on the witness stand.
Harrlman, as general manager of
the entire system, was tho next man
to Ira G. Rawn, tho vice-president who
resigned to become president of tho
Monon road, and who was killed with
his own revolver in his Wlnnetka
home. Harrimrv resigned his posi
tion in March, the public announce
ment being made March, 15.
C. L. Ewing resigned as general su
perintendent of the northern lines at
Chicago soon after the first exposures
were made ie connection with the dis
covery 01 wholesale frauds.
Taylor resigned as general store
keeper May 1, at the time when Presi
dent Haralian's office was being flood
ed with resignations from officers of
high and low rank.
PEST IN ITALY SPREADING
"wenty Thousand People Flee From
Cholera-Stricken Town Disease
of Virulent Type.
Rome. The cholera epidemic is
rapidly spreading ln southern Italy,
but rumors that It had also reached
this city are without foundation. Not
a single case has been reported here
and the health officials are on the qui
vive for any appearance cf the mal
ady. According to the reports Friday the
disease is of a most virulent type and
accompanied by a high death rate.
Thirty deaths are reported at Tranl.
The town is being rapidly depopulated
because of the panic among the in
habitants, The authorities are greatly con
cerned over tho possibility of a still
wider spread of the epidemic as a re
sult of this flight of people from the
Mite Born to a Farmer.
Duquoin. A baby girl, weighing
one and one-half pounds and less
than twelve inches ln length, has
been born to Mr. and Mrs.
Charles Wallace, who live on a farm
east of tovm. The Infant Is eo small
that a match will hide one of her
fingers, while her head is about the
size of a hen's egg.
Matt McGrath Smashes Mark.
Hartford, Conn. At the Hibernian
Athletic club games Saturday, Matt
McGrath of the I. A. A. C. New York,
broke the world's record for throwing
the GG-pound weight for height, with a
throw of 16 feet 24 Inches.
General Hayes Is Paralyzed.
Wilmington, Del. Brig. Gen. Hayes.
U. S. N., retired, who was with Law
tw when he fell in the Philippines,
and who was famous as an Indian
fighter, was paralyzed here Saturday.
Ills condition Is critical.
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PRESENT STATUETO FRANCE
BRONZE IMAGE OF GEORGE
Virginia's Gift to French Republlo It
Placed In Napoleon Hall at
Versailles, France. With ap
propriate ceremonies the bronZe re
plica of Houdon's celebrated statin
of George Washington was dedicated
in Napoleon hall of the Chateau of
Versailles in the presence of the
French minister of war, Geucral Brun;
tho French ambassador , to the
United States, M. Jusserand, and his
wife, and the American ambassador,
Robert Bacon, and Mm. Bacon; the
marquis de Lafayette, tho members of
tho French mission which presented
to America the statue of Rochambeau,
now at Washington, and former United
States Senator Nathan B. Scoft of
General Blron, who presided? spoke
of the statue as the greatest, work of
the greatest French sculptor of the
eighteenth century. Col. James Mann,
chairman of the Virginia commission,
delivered the speech of presentation.
State Senators Don P. Halscy and F.
W. King of Virginia also made ad
dresses on behalf of the state of Vir
ginia. Ambassador Juserand, In the i.b
sence of the French lulrtster for for
eign affairs, M. Pichon, accepted the
statue on behalf of the French govern
ment. He declared that the friendship
of General Washington and of the
American people constituted one of
the glories of France. It was, there
fore, singularly appropriate that this
statue, "the third erected on French
soil by our ancient allies, should be
Placed in the palace consecrated to
all our glories."
CLEAR SHERMAN OF BLAME
Congressional Committee Exonerates
Vice-President and Senator Curtis
In Indian Land Probe.
Sulphur, Okla. The select commit
tee which was appointed by the house
of representatives to investigate In
dian land affairs and the so-called
McMurray contrncts and which also
has been investigating the Gore bri
bery charges Issued the following
"The committee has heard and care
fully considered all the testimony sub
mitted and is unanimous ln the opin
ion that there is and was no warrant
for any person to use the names of
Vice-President Sherman and Senator
Charles S. Curtis In connection with
any improper relations with any In
dian contract whatever."
This U the opinion of the commit
tee after hearing scores of witnesses
who appeared following the testimony
of Senator T. P. Gore that he had been
approached by Jake L. Hamon, who,
acting ln tho Interest of J. F. McMur
ray, offered him (Senator Gore) $25,
000 or $r0,000 as a bribe to promote
in congress the contracts by which
McMurray was to receive a ten per
cent, attorney's fee on the sale of t30,
000,000 worth of Indian lands.
STABS CONVICT TO DEATH
Colored Inmate of Bridewell Plunges
Shears Into Benchmate Causes
Panlo Among Prisoners.
Chicago. An oath,
a scuffle, and ninety
work in the tailor shop
well saw William Jones,
prisoner, killed William
at the bride
2C, a colored
colored, with a pair of
he stabbed him ln the
The tragedy happened
ncss that paralyzed lute
with a quick
rfTfioce. Pope Honors an American.
Rome. The pope Saturday appoint
ed John J. McGrane of New York a
knight commander of the Order of St.
Gregory. This gives him special privi
leges, such as occupying a distin
guished post at papal functions and
Town on Fire Is 8aved.
Alanson, Mich. With the assistance
of equipment and firefighters from
nearby towns, the village of Alanson
was saved from destruction by fire
.Saturday. The loss is fSO.OOu
r Jill If;
I. I I In 1 M!i I
THEY BECOME DELINQUENT THE
FIRST C? SEPTEMBER.
il PENALTY FOR HOMERS
Situation of the Rock Island Cuch as
May Prove Serious to That Road.
Other Capital Matters,
Though a penalty i3 levied Septem
ber 1 against every corporation, do
ing business ln Nebraska which has
not paid its occupation tux, only 1,200
out of 3,000 have fo far met tho re
quirements of the law. After Septem
ber 1 every corporation which fails to
pay the tax will bo assessed a pen
alty of $10. November 30, If tho tax
has not been paid, the corporation
becomes defunct and it It does busi
ness ln Nebraska legally It will be
required to relile Its articles or Incor
poration. The law waa enacted by tho Lite
legislature and approximately 4,000
corporations failed to pay the tax and
thereby forfeited their charters,
charters. Among the large corpora
tions which the governor, through a
proclamation, declared without legal
authority to do business ln the slute
was the Rock Island railroad. This
company overlooked or failed to pay
its tax and seve.al months after it
had become defunct an agent of the
company camo to the state house to
look up the case. He was Informed
that the only way, so far thought
out, for the railroad to get right, was
to refilo its articles of incorporation.
This 'would cost In the neighborhood
of $35,000. So far nothing has been
done, but it is possible the governor
will order the attorney general to pro
ceed against the company.
Telephone Company's Answer.
In answer to questions asked by At
torney General Thompson, the Ne
braska Telephone company filed ln
the supreme court a mass of statis
tics and statements regaVdlng.the op
eration of the company ln this state.
These questions are a result of the
suit filed by the attorney general at
the request of' parties interested In
the Lincoln Telephone company from
buying a controlling Interest in Inde
One of the questions submitted was
whether the Nebraska Telephone
:ompany would agree to connect with
Ebe Lincoln company. In answer. At
torney Morsmnn said the Nebraska
Jompany would connect with the Un
join company or any other company
that would bring it business, but it
doubted that tho Lincoln company
would consent to connect, inasmuch
as it had signed a contract not to
connect with the Nebraska company
tor twenty-five years.
The statement filed by the Nebraska
company covers the intention and first
use of the telephone and its devel
ipmont down to the present time.
Weeds and Insects.
A bulletin on common weeds and
Insects of corn fields and potato
patches has been issued Jointly by
State Superintendent Bishop and Val
Keyser of the state university de
partment of farmers' lnstltuto.i. It
was written by A. K. Nelson and is
designed for the benefit and encour
agement of tho Nebraska boys' and
The total amount of Btate taxes
charged against the counties is $134,
579.25 less than last year. The in
crease in the valuation of all proper
ty ln fees received by tho state has
resulted ln a reduction of one-half mill
In the levy.
Dead Man's Identity.
Major E. H. Phelps, state command
er of the United Spanish War Veter
ans, was Informed that the unknown
circus employe who dld in Beatrice
of sunstroke was Frank P. Fllzpatriek,
a member of James W. Milne camp
No. 14, United SpanlKh War Veterans,
Rockvllle, Conn. Adjutant John J.
O'Neill of the Connecticut camp,
wrote Commander Phelps, asking that
the body be given a soldiers' burial
and that the camp would pay
Farmers' National Congress.
The farmers' national congress
which opens Its thirtieth convention
ln Lincoln, October G, with a prospec
tive attendance of about 2,000 dele
gates, played an Important part in
bringing about an unusual situation
wherein legislation antedated Its prac
tical application. Within the last h'w
years, although the date may seem
like ancient history there was a
country wide agitation In favor of re
moving the government tax on de
natured alcohol. The farners' na
tional congress had n hand In foster
ing this agitation, the result of which
was the eventual removal of the tax.
Beautifying Right of Way,
All of the railroads entering Lin
coln have now signified their approval
of the plan proposed by the city park
board last spring to clean up und
beautify the rights of way ruiiulng
State Fair Tickets.
At a meeting of the board of man
agers of the state fair, it was decided
to sell reserves tickets for the grand
etand on the race course. The sale
of tickets to the grand stand will
cease when the full sauting capacity
has been sold.
VIOLATES THE LAW.
Union Pacific Turns Down It Own
Attorney General Thompson has
complained to the railway commis
sion that a Union Pacific railroad con
ductor refused to accept mileage
from a book bought by the attorney
peneral more than one year ago. The
railway commission will go after tho
nillroad company for violating the
Knowlos law. which provides that
railroads sh:;ll Jssiie 1,000 miles of
transportation for $20, the mileage
books to be good ln any person's
hn nds for two years from date of sale.
Tho Union Pacific and other roads af
ter delay, pliterd such books on sale,
but, seek to override the law by limit
ing their lire for one year.
It Is said the railroads have Btrict
ly enforced the one year limit and ac
cept the unused mileage at the end of
0110 year ns payment upon a new $20
Assistant Attorney General George
Ayers was on oiilclal business when
he presented a one-year hook to a
Union Pacific conductor. The mile
age was refusod and Mr. Ayers paid
his fare In cash. The penalty for a
violation of tie Knowles law Is a line
of from $100 to $500.
Drills at the State Fair.
Following are the rules governing
the competitive drill of fraternal so
cieties at the Nebraska State Fair
All teams wishing to enter the
above contest may do so do by noti
fying H. J. Glldersfove, 306 Fraternity
building, Lincoln, on or before Sep
tember 5. No entranco two will be
charged; tickets of admission to the
grounds will bo furnished captains
only for the actual number taking
pnrt ln drill. The entry list must
give the names of the captains, and
the number of persons constituting
their teams. The selection of Judges
who ore to act without compensation
will be made by the board of man
agers of the State Bonrd of Agricul
ture from recommendation made from
the hend offices of the society repre
The Judges when appointed will
meet and agree on the rules for scor
ing the contest, subject to tho hand!
cap adopted by the Board of Agrl
culture, and the decision of these
Judges shall bo final. Tho captains
shall draw for their turn to appear
for drill by lot; the drill will take
place on tho race track on Tuesday
morning, September 6, beginning at
10 a. m.'
TKe handicaps are ns follows:
"Teama having won first prize at any
state fair meeting since 1002 will be
handicapped seven points; teams
composed entirely of rnen, five
points; of Indies and gentlemen, two
and one-half points; entirely of
ladies, no handicap."
Committees Are Working.
Nothing has been heard of th
work of tho committees somo time
ago appointed at -the Nebraska con
servation In the state. It is Bald, how
ever, that all the committees are at
work, and that perhaps little will be
heard of what they are dolnpc until
the next meeting of the legislature
when some of tho reports of the com
mittees will be brought to tho atten
tion of the legislature.
Governor Accepts Invitation.
Governor Shallenberger has been'
asked to be tho guest of the commit
tee in cbargo on the occasion of the
visit of Colonel Roosevelt to Omaha
on September 2 next. Ho has writ
ten to Victor Rosewater, chairman of
the committee, Baying he will accept
Johnson Granted More Time.
The secretaries of the state board
of health have granted Dr. W. If.
Johnson of Lincoln a continuance of
thirty days in tho matter of a com
plaint asking the board to revoke hia
certificate to practice medicine.
Nebraska National Guard.
W. B. Throop, general superintend
ent of tho Burlington, has written Ad
jutant General Hartlgan that railroad
employes belonging to tho Nebraska
National guard will be permitted to
go to Fort Riley, except where such
vacations would cripple tho service.
Complaint was made that two guards
men employed ln the Wymore offices
wero unable to get, leave of absence.
Mr. Throop replied that the office wai
r.ow short-handed and that the loss oi
cither man would be serious
Deuel County First.
Deuel county was the first count?
to report its election returns to th
secretary of state. The official re
turns were as published previously.
Spanish War Veterans.
Spanish war veterans of the state
ore making preparations to attend the
seventh national encampment at Den
ver, August 2i), 30 and 31. Colonel
Roosevelt will attend the Denver
meeting, and It Is said he Is to be
elected national commander.
Dogs Are Increasing.
Dogs have kept pace with the grow
ing prosperity of the state and not
only has this class of property in
creased In number, but also in value.
Lust year all the dogs could have
been bought for $59,350 If the value
placed upon them by tho assessors
had been paid, while this year the as
sessed value of the dogs of the state
la $600,110. The average assessed
value last year was $1.0ti, and this
same figure Is used in the computa
tion this year. There were assessed
Uat year a total of 111,530
PERFORMS MANY QUEER STUNTS
IN A NEW JERSEY
NEVER TCUGHED OCCUPANTS
rurnlture and Decorations Are Torn
or Melted, But No One Is Hurt,
Though the Bolt Had to Dodge
Lightning has been known to plaj
queer freaks, but a strenk of the Jer
sey brand which etnick the home of
John Ackennnnn ln Rochelle Park,
N. J., a few days ago, seems to have
done more queer thing in a moment
than had been done since Ajax defied:
the fluid. From removing the four
castors of a tablo to snipping off the
steel stub of a pen with which a young
woman 'was writing ln nn adjoining
house, the zigzagging bolt managed to
disrupt or injure most everything In ,
The bolt melted the telephone wire
and hurled the molten metal against a
window with such force as to make
mosaics of several punes, the spatter
ing hot metal so deeply engraining it- '
self ln the glass that there has been
no getting it out.
One side of the hall was ripped out
and from there the lightning flashed
into the pnrlor, where a broken lomp
and scattered and broken bric-a-brac
told of Its passago through that apart
aient. Then It Journeyed to the dining
room, where Mr. Ackernian was sit
ting. Tho walls, blackened, seared
and bulged out on threo fides, show
that the bolt struck the room in three
places, and Ackerman is still mar
veling how it was that tho lightning
flashed all around without ever touch
In the kitchen was an old-fashioned
clock, quite heavy and fully two feet
In height. The lightning removed this
from the kitchen and deposited the
wreck in the dining-room. The west
side of the kitchen wall was blown
cut. The kitchen floor was blown up
ward. The kitchen table was splin
tered into bits and the range was shat
tered into many pieces.
A young woman next door was writ-
The Bolt Crashed Down on Them.
lng a letter and her pen-point disap
peared as tho bolt shook the place. ,
Yet, strange to Fay, although there
were four persons ln the house at the
time not one of the occupants suffered
any injury from the freakish bolt
other than the shocked surprise that
would-be expected on such an exciting
occasion. ' 1 .j
William II. Jacobs and his son,
Charles II. Jacobs, of Aberdeen, Md.,
had a most remarkable escape from
death during a terrific thunderstorm.
A holt of lightning struck their barn
In which both were occupied at the
time In unharnessing a horse. The
lightning came through an end of the
building like a flash, and struck the
animal, killing It immediately, but
both men were only momentarily
shocked. They recovered within a
minute or so and returned to the
house. There was a large quantity of
hay in the barn, but, strange to say,
nothing caught on Are. The only evi
dence of the visitation of the electri
cal bolt Is the dead horse and a hole
'u one end of the bam.
Negro Turning White.
Chester, Pa. Fred Hopkins, a ne
gro, is gradually turning white. Until
a couple of years ago there was not
a white spot on him, but gradually his
skin began to bleach and his hands
and arms are now as white ns those
of the Caucasian race, and the skin
on his face and neck Is covered with
large white spots. A few years ago
Hopkins married a yosng white won
an, and they live happily together.
Preached In Dark Church.
Newcastle, Pa. Rev. R? N. Merrill
rf the Methodist Episcopal church at
Mahonlngton advertised that ho would'
preach in the dark. The lights were
extinguished because of the heat The
church waa crowded wUen the minister
entered the pulpit and more than'
three-quarters of the congregation'
were young folk.