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DEMENTED WOMAN KILL8 8ANA. TORIUM ATTENDANT. THREW AGIO INTO HIS FACE Attendant Was Asleep at the Tlme Woman Said He Wan Trying to Murder Her Family Other Ncwo. Irony Nickel, u demented wonnin nl (Ik; llalloy sanatorium, near Lin coln, eluded hoi sleeping nurse and poured carbolic, acid down the throat or .1. Gallogly, an attendant who was asleep at. tho hospital, ho that 1e died throe lionrH aftyr tlio poison wan administered. Thy coroner's Jury I'ound tliat. thy man had come to his dealit liy having carbolic acid thrown Into IiIh face and that thy Bailey Hanilorhiin was exonerated from any liluine. Thy woman wore handcart's through thy yiillry act. Shy rosy In the. early morning, wont. (otho lied of thy young man, who shy thought was murder ln; hor fainily, and she was deter inliicd to Htoi It. She said in her tea timoiiy tliuL sliy debated wliether site should (alio the poison herself or give It to tho man. Shy decided that if Hi ly took tho acid thy killing would Htlll go on hnt If sho killed him it would slop at. once, and hur family would he safe. Mr. Gallogly was sleeping In an ad joining room, lie was lying on his hack and his month was partly open. Thy woman took') lie poison from thi ckest and In thy awkward way one would throw the contents of a bottloj If holh thy hands wore tied, she throw It on the face of the sleeping man, a part of (lie liquid going Into his month and the rest on other parU of Ills face. He started from tho hod and removed a part of the need from Ills month liy expectorating -vigor oiisly. Ills face and neck were hadl.v burned hesides parts of thy body where thy acid touched. Irene Nickel lives at Alvo. She is said to corny from a good family. 1 lei folks thought thai a few weeks at the Manltorlum would restore her to hor normal health. Her people did noi like the Idea of sending lier to the tate lusany asylum. Shy has hyeu in Lincoln for several months. Kicks on Pure Food Law. 13. II. Stearns, attorney for the Cheat Western Cereal company of Chicago, called on Food Commission, or J. W. Johnson to protest that tho Nebraska food law is in contravene Hon of the state and federal consti tutions, In that It appears to prevent the sale of cereals and a dish In a Koalud package. The law prevents 'the giving of prizes and gifts with food Bluff and Commissioner Johnson lias ruled that a dish enclosed in a package of breakfast food Is a prize prohibited by tho state law. The man. iifacturyrs say this ruling Is wrong. They asHert that. It Is simply a mat ter of thy sale of "so much oats and ho much dish" at a llxed price, that the purchaser pays for tho oats a well as the dish and has a right to make such a purchase. Dies From Injuries. Joint McLaughlin, the Burlington fireman who was run over by a train in the Ashland yards, died in Lin coln. The Injury to Ills left log neces sitated Its amputation above the knee, lie was twenty-two years old. He has boon in 'tho employ of tho Hun lliigtou but a short, time and at the time of the accident lie was a lire man ou a switch engine In the Bur lington yards at Ashland. He was helping some of the brakemon make up a train of Ice cars and was In the act of opening one of the gates at the yards wlion tho train caught him, mangling the left leg from the mid dle of tho thigh downward and cut ting off the toes of his rlglit foot, r.esides. ho had an arm broken. Appoints Dr. Osborn. Thy official announcement has been made of the appointment of Dr. Frank Osborn, superintendent of the intsllule for feeble-minded youth at Beatrice. C. C. Hasted, representing tho governor, and Secretary of State Junkln, representing the board or public lands and buildings, will loava for Beatrice to check ovor state prop erty and oversee 'the transfer of tho same from Superintendent Johnson to Dr. Osborn. Land Commissioner 12a tun and Prlvnto Secretary Dim mery wore in Kearney to perform tho flame servlco at tho Industrial school for boys. Mr. Hayward has been sue courted by Prof. Sherman, hvte super intendent of the Columbus school. BAD STORM AT LIBERTY. Lightning Strikes Livery Barn and Causes Considerable Damage. Tho neighborhood of Liberty was recently visited by one of the worst electrical storms In a long time. Tho livery barn operated by J. L. Drauok or was struck by lightning and en tirely consumed. No horses wore burned but nearly all the other equip ment was destroyed The building was owned by VV. II. Itlchards and wsa Insured for $!0. Drauckor hat) some Insurance but, not marly enough to cover his loss. Men Maxwell's barn, one. mile north of Liborty, was also burned, being struck by lightning about II o'clock. Three carpenters who were sleeping in the barn, C. A. Ulpley, Roy Houso man and Ed. Buckley had a narrow escape, but managed to get out. All the contents or thy barn were saved except the hay. Loss will probably reach from $'.500 to $500. A barn on the premises of John Mallca west, of town was alao burned together with one horsy and two stacks of oats. A heavy rain of about two inches fell during thy night and was of great benefit to the corn. Big Partition Sale of Land. The large tract of laa Is known as thy Ulchard Williams estate, and lo cated In Saunders county around Cedar Bluffs, was sold at referee's sale, itl' partition, upon order of the district court for the county. There were LI eighty-acre tracts, or ten hundred and forty acres, which brought, the fancy pric of $111, the lowest, to $152. the highest, per acre, The homestead was sold to tho widow for $ t R0 per acre, and the eighty acres adjoining brought $152 per aore. These facts and figures Indicate tho value placed upon Saunders county lands by fanners of the community. Hastings Teacher Hurt. Miss Agnes Meston. teacher in the II fLli and sixth grades, Hastings, met with a serious accident while visiting with relatives at North Platte. In alighting from a buggy at that place Miss Meston sustained a fall which resulted In the fracture of both bones of one leg Ju3t above the ankle joint. Although her injuries are not re garded us dangerous, it will necessi tate the appointment of a substitute in the west ward school for several weeks. The school board has been nolille I of the accident and the mat ter has been referred to the teachers' committee with the power to act. Marshal Faces Trial. John Schmidt, village marshal of CJlenville, was tried at Clay Center before County Judge Palmer and a jury on a charge of assault and bat tery preferred by Mr. Fred Freltng. The trial resulted In a disagreement. The dllliculty grew out of a previous day's transaction in which Schmidt accused Freitag with preventing an arrest. Freitag shows unmlstabable signs of rough treatment, but Is not dangerously hurt. Boys Are Released. Ollu Ghumni, "O. A." Cooper. Floyd and Ralph Shaffer, the four Humboldt lads accused of robbing the depart ment store of Boyd & Lyforrt, were held by Judge Fallstead to answer in district court for the offense, but were released on their personal recog nizance, with the understanding that their parents would bo responsible foi their appearance In district court at the- proper time. Appoint New Superintendent. The board of county commissioners of Johnson county has appointed M. 11. Carman, of the Cook neighbor hood, as county superintendent of schools to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Superintendent By ron 13. Dill. Mr. Dill will go to Wll hor tills week, where he has been elected superintendent of the city schools. Race Horse Drops Dead. Sir Townsend, a trotting stallion, cwnert by George Townsend, of Te eumseli. fell dead in a race at the county fair in Tecumsoh. A ruptured blood vessel was tho cause. Sir Townsend had a record of 2: '24 1-2 and Mr. Townsend refused $1,000 for a half interest lu him this summer. Indians Leaving For School. Valentine lias been full of Indians ab there are about one hundred young men and women leavlug for school. Part of them' will go to Rapid City and the rest to Carlisle Indian school. Tho most of them ar rived in town accompanied by their relatives, who camped around town. Sent Objectionable Letter. Information has been received at Blair of the arrest in Milwaukee of Clate Sagor, aged nineteen, who Is charged with sending an objectionable postnl to Miss Kate Brooks, of Blair. Tho arrest was made by postal in spectors, who have been on the look out for the sender of the postal for some time PUZZLE FIND THE QUEBEC BRIDGE FALLS Ninety Workmen Went Into the River with Wreckage. Structure Had Been Seven Year3 Building Was to be Longest Span In The World. Quebec, " Quebec. A section of tho new bridge across the St. Law rence river five miles below this city collapsed late Thursduy carrying scores of bridge workmen and me chanics into the water. It Is estimat ed that the loss of life Is at least GO j and may exceed that number by 20. The bridge was about a mile and a half In length and half of it .from the south shore to midstream, crumpled up and dropped into the water. Nine ty men were at work ou this section of structure and tho whistle had blown at 3: '50 for tho men to quit work for the day when there came a grinding sound from the bridge midstream. The men turned to see what had hap pened and an instant later the cry went up. "The bridge is falling." The men made a rush shoreward but the dis tance was too great for them to oscape. Tho fallen section of the bridge dragged others arter It, the snapping girders and cables booming like a crash of artillery. Terror lent fleetnoss to the feet of tho frightened workmen as they sped shoreward, but only a few of them reached safety be fore the last piece of Iron work on the south shore was dragged Into the river. Near the shore the wreckage of the bridge did not go below the surface of the water and olght workmen who remained above water were rescued and taken to tho hospital at Lovls. The Quebec bridge was begun about seven years ago and It was to be fin ished In 190!). Subsidies had been granted by the federal and provincial governments and the city of Quebec, and the estimate cost of the work was $10,000,000. Montreal, Quebec. the Quebec bridge was remarkable in that It was to be the longest single span canti lever bridge In the world, the length of span In the center being I.S00 feet, or 200 foet longer than that of tho Firth brldgo at present the world's longest single bridge span. Iowa State Fair Damaged. Des Moines, Iowa. A windstorm struck the Iowa state fair grounds here early Thursday morning caus ing damage estimated at $100,000. A live wire was blown against the Knabonshue airship and captive bal loon, setting fire to them and totally destroying both. The big tent of the International Harvester company was blown down and the exhibit ruined by heavy rain and fire. Japanese City Burns. Hakodate, Island of Yezo, Japin. Fire broke out Monday morn ing In the tllmsy native struc tures of this seaport and before it could be got under control nearly 70 per cent of the city was lu ashes. Garfield Back In Washington. Washington, D. C Secretary Gar field roturnod Monday from hl.s two months tour of Inspection of the public land states. He will remain three or four days and then go to Ohio for a vacation. A GOOD TRUST. ASK PRESIDENT'S HELP. Striking Telegraphers Will Send Him s Petitions The Companies Have Vire Troubles. New York, N. Y. An appeal Is to be made to President Roosevelt by the loaders of tho telegraphers' union to take some action looking to a trm (na tion of the present, telegraph strike It Is the plan, according to an an nouncement made Wednesday, to first have the appeal signed by representa-, tlve business men and then to forward It with the signatures to the president , Chicago. Illinois. Criminal prose cution of railroad telegraph operators who. out of sympathy with the sfrlk lug commercial men, are causing ex tensive trouble on tho wires, is threat ened by officials of the telegraph com panles. Superintendent Cook of the Western Union company declared Wednesday that a detective would bo placed lu every office In tho country. If the In terference with the wires assumed such proportions as to irtake that course necessary. The Western Union controls the wires on practically every railroad in the country and Its com mercial business, (u many Instances goes through the railroad offices. Since the beginning of tho strike it Is said that trouble with the wires has caused more Inconvenience than has the lack of operators. Schwab is Optimistic. New York, New York. Charles M. Schwab Is optimistic over the steel and iron situation. He sees no reason for discouragement, much less pessim ism. He said in an interview that his optimism was based on the observa tion that during the 150 years in which he Vs ,H'on identified with the steel and iron Tmslness there has been a constant increase In that business al most year by year, and thereforo there will be no stoppage now. Coal for the Warships. New York. X. Y. Orders for P.G. 000 tens of coal to be distributed along the route or the battleship fleet from the Atlantic to the Pacific coast were reported Thursday to have been given to four New York coal firms by the government. It was stated that 125,000 tons of coal will be needed to carry the fleet to the Pacific and five shipments to ports where the warships will call are al ready under way. More Plague Cases in 'Frisco. San Francisco, California. Since June IS, nine cases of bubonic plague have been discovered here and seven deaths have occurred. The federal authorities have sent a marine hos pital surgeon here and coasting ves sels are being Inspected by quaran tine officers. The health officers say there is no rauso for alarm. Competition for Standard. New York. Arrangements lmvo been completed for tho organiza tion of a $50,000,000 American syn dicate, according to anno'incomont publishod Monday, which plans to develop several million acres of oil lands lu Mexico. Japs Decorate President Fallleres. Paris, Franco. Tho Japanese am bassador, M. Kttrlno, Thursday, In be half of the Japanese emperor, formal ly bestowed tho Order of the Chrysan themum upon President. Fullloros,' who came to Paris from Uamboulllet espe cially for tho occasion, AIRSHIPS BEHAVED WELL Trial of Two Machines at Berlin Demonstrated Good Qualities. They Spent Most of the Day In th Air Arising and Descending at Pleasure. Berlin, Germany. The military diri gible balloon and the parsaval arlshlp spent virtually the whole of Tuesday In the air the aeronauts are high ly pleased with the achievements o( the two ships. They both displayed trustworthy maneuvering dualities. A large gathering of military and civil observers witnessed the Might. The military airship made a number ot short voyages including a trip to Spandau and return and executed complicated flights in ev-Jiy direction over the parade ground. This air ship then descended in order to taka up the chief inspector of the transpor tatlon of '.roops, who desired person ally to test the capacity of the bal loon. In the meanwhile the j.nrseval aln ship had undertaken a journey which lasted more than two hours, directly acalnst a strong wind. She made ex cellent progress, the motor worked well and the balloon amrwered her helm wltn the greatest facility. Both airships landed at tv late hour Tuesday evening precisely at the same moment and on the exact spot whence they had ascended. Sailing together side by side for a short distance be fore they came to the ground they presented a unique spectacle. We Will Know Later. Caracas, .Vonez. Commenting up on the Venezuelan decision in the New York and Bernr.idez company case by which the company Is fined, $5,000,000 for participation In tho Matos rebellion, tho government news paper, El Constitutional says: "It now remains to be seen If the state department (at Washington.) will again convort ltseir into the protect or, defender and tutor of adventurers who have confessed their guilt and who are legitimately chastised by the legislature of all civilized nations, including the United States,' where there abound sentences perfectly an alagous to that now suffered by the guilty company in the Venezuelan court." Has Harnessed the Sun. Philadelphia, Penn. By using tho principle of the common hotbed, by which farmers grow fresh vegetables in winter, Frank Shuman, engineer, inventor of wire glass, and chemist, believes he has solved the problem of converting the heat of the sun in to power at such a low cost that its commercial uso is neat at hand. He Is now running an engine that gets its power from the sun. Want Pullman Can-, Unlocked. Topeka. Kansas. Notice was sent to the Pullman Car company Tuesday by the state board of n.ilroad com missioners, that it is the wish of the board that the Pullman company ar range matters so that the passengers may be admitted to and carried on dead-head Pullman cars at the usual Pullman rates instead of sending those cars through on crowded trains, locked and empty. Railroads Earned More. New York. N. Y. The gross earn ings of the railroads of the United States in I'.iOO, according to the 40th annual nr.mber of Poor's Manual, Is sued Wednesday, made the enormous Increase over 1110.". of $2'J4,442,s'H. The net earnings increased. $104,728,224. This was done in spite of a heavy increase in operating expenses due to higher wages and increased cost of material. Frisco Meteor Wreck. Oklahoma City, Okla. Fast Frh co train No. 400. known as the M( teor." which left St. Louis at 2: HO Wednesday afternoon, ran Into an open switch near Tulsa, 1. T., at an early hour Thursday morning and was wrecked. One mail clerk and two pnssjengors were seriously injured. Nebraska to the Gulf. Lincoln, Nebraska. In a letter to the secretary of state, Civil Engi neer Edward T. Hoemer of 177 Eastj Nlnety-third street, New York City, declared Thursday thai the capital for, a railroad from the northern part of Nebraska to the Gulf of Mexico is practically secured. To Merge Farmers' Elevators. Minneapolis, Minn. A big merger of farmers' elevators in Minnesota Is to be formed at a meeting callod to take place in Minneapolis Septembor 5 by presidents and managers of sev-, era! elevators throughout the state. Kubellk Coming Again. New York, N. Y. Daniel Froh-, man, who first brought Jan Kubellk to America, announces another Amer ican tour for tho violinist, beginning in this city November 10.