The Opinion-Tribune from Glenwood, Iowa on May 18, 1899 · Page 2
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(Kmttttg ititunc N. C. FIELD, Editor. PRJCB 11.25 A YKAR IK ADVANOI OLBNWOOD, IOWA, May 18, 1899. CITY AND COUNTY. Tbe cold, chilly weather ot the past few days bas checked tbe growth of the corn that has been planted, materially. Nearly half the population of Glenwood went down to Tabor today to see the college field sports. This promises to be the greatest day in the history of the college. Mr. C. H. Towslee's latest addition in the catering line is an elegant marble topped ice cream and phosphate chest. This article of furniture cost tbe snug little sum of 886, but it is worth tbe money. Mr. W. F. Larawny has just received a supply of "Chic" cameras which make of machine he in agent for in Glenwood. This machine, it will be remembered, is the invention of Glenwocd's photographer, Mr. E. E. Kiddoo. Mr. Ora Lee has bought tbe 40 acre farm lying one-half mile south of Glen wood belonging to Frank Ridgewny He paid 82,000 for it or $50 per acre which is quite reasonable indeed for i good fruit farm located BO near Glen wood. This is the farm that belonged to Jay Hughes and on which tbe house burned last fall. The TKIBUNE has just received bright and breezy letter from Newt Hannah one of Uncle Sam's soldiers in the Philippines. Mr. Hannah was formerly a resident of Strahau and his letter will be read with additional interest by his many friends and acquaintances throughout the country. We have read a ^ood many communications from the seat of war but this is one of tbe best we have yet seen. Architect Liebbe, tbe official architect of the Board of Control of Iowa was in Glenwcod last Thursday to look over tbe burned Institution building and to determine just what would be necessary in the way of its repair. After making a thorough examination of the premises be decided that another story of the building would have to be torn down which will leave but one, the first story, standing to build on to. They will com meuce the work rebuilding at once. Mr. Edgar Dyar a former well known Gleuwood boy bas been covering himself with glory recently in an athletic way. At tue "Field Day" of tbe Council Bluffs high school last Craig Mardis Glen wood's old ioidie. who is minus a \fg was made happy yes terday by the receipt of a wooden on which be ordered some time ago. I oo;t 875 aud seems to be jnet the thing The pension board of Mills count consisting of Drs. Wbilnall De Witt an Campbell; met in Glenwood yesterda for their regular semi-monthly examin ation of pension applicants. There wa bnt one application. Mr. Alonzo May berry of J Glenwood making it. Mr. W. F. Laraway accompanied Mrs Sam Stout to Omaha this morning where the latter went to nave her eye operated on. At. present she is totall) b lind, but it is thought that with prope treatment her sight will be restored. Dr Gifford will perform the operation. Grocer Dick Hudson of Glenwood or dered a full car load of sugar last week Tbis means a total of 27,000 pounds o sugar brought in at one load. This is fche first time in the history of Glenwooc that a single merchant bas ordered an entire car of sugar t>t onetime and al !or his own use. Mr. Hudson struck t streak; of luck in ordeiiug when he diii andin'such a large quantity as sugar IBS advanced one-half cent a pound in price in tbe last few days. Messrs. J. M. Rumbangh and Geo. F. H nrpster the Glenwood merchants who recently sold their dry goods store to Messrs. Sharpe & Fleming have decided to go into business ngnin. Not together however. Mr. Rumbaugh has arranged to locate in Red Oak where he will go into the dry goods business again. He bas planned to open up his new store by June 1st. f Mr. Harpster on the contrary will go back to Blue Springs, Nebr., at which place be was originally located. He will not go into business immediately but will take an extended vacation. Messrs. J. E. Wickham and C. E. Dean have gone into the brick business. They commenced on their fiist kiln last Saturday which will consist of 150,000 bricks. They intend to burn aboutJSOO,- 000 altogether. The general supposition is that Messrs. Wickhom and Dean are burning these bricks for their own use. It is thought they w ill put up a large brick building at the southeast corner of tbe square. They could easily do so and as they own tbe land there this conjecture has a strong coloring of probability. The new brick yard, we might add, is located east of Ridge- waj's lumber yard and at present seven in and tbe 220 yard dath iu 24 seconds. He ^ou the running broad jump IS feet, C inches and was second in the pole vault 7 feet and 1 inch. Finally he captured first honors for being the best all around athlete ou the program. While in Glenwood last Saturday our old friend Mr. J. S. Shisler informed us that be was no longer iu the extract business but had struck a brand new job—and a snap too—as travelling salesman for tbe Wholesale Leaf Tobacco company of Omaha. He has more territory under the new concern than hulf a dozen men can canvass but he is figuring on covering it all tbe same. He has allot North and South Dakota and the principal part of Iowa. Mr. Shisler is to be congatrulated on his new find. Mr. J. B. Mershou tbe fat and frisky proprietor of the CoE-ey restaurant, Gltnwood's popular eating house, is tbe victim of misplaced confidence and in consequence is out just 8450. He trusted a gentleman named Smith who was boarding with him too implicitly and as a result tbe latter got behind rith his board bill. He promised Mr. MeisLon be would pay iiim but instead of doing so, one fine morning he came up missing and now all the comfort Bernie has is to warble the refrain of that taking anthem, "He was a stranger and I took him in." Mrs. J. L. Bellatti and Mrs. A. J. Howe gave a reception last Friday to a number of their lady friends and as they didn't succeed in inviting everybody they wanted that day they entertained again Tuesday when they took care of the remainder. Tbe hostesses exerted themselves to the utmost to make the time pass pleasantly aud succeeded very well indeed considering the fact that it was as one sided as it was. An entertainment where there are no men pres ent to enliven the tedium or vary the monotony of tbe program, is very apt to prove somewhat dull tho it must be confessed that the Bellatti Howe function was far less of a bore than such exclusively feminine affairs usually are. The junior class of the Glenwood high echo jl served their beloved teachers a sbaoitful trick today by each and every oae of them piling into a conveyance and slidiug out for Tabor to be on baud for "Field Day." To be sure they got the written content of their parents, all of them, but they uevc-r sprung these excuse till the last day m the afternoon and tLus took their teachers very much by hurpiiae ua they hadn't intended to let tLt-w go. These bold, bad juniors were Lot chuperoiaed by anyone but the bL-uior clubs who had full permission to go wen, cbuperoned by Supt. Nutting, Both crowds started out early thie morn- jug aud DO doubt will have B picnic. men are tirplojed to woik upon it. Mr. C. C. Stranathan of Hillsdol surprised his many friends last. Thurs day by quietly slipping off to Nebrask and getting married. Tbe young lad, n tbe case is Miss Maggie Gordon o wedding took place *«!&!* teg?/ flRpmtf *pw ent. Mr. Strauathan is one of Mill county's most worthy young men am he is deserving of all the happiness am prosperity that ordinarily fall to the lo of the mag who marries an excellen wife. We are not acquainted with tbe bride bnt we understand she is a mos amiable and accomplished young lad' who will preside over a home with the dignity and grace befitting her new position of matron. Mr. and Mrs Strauathan will occupy the home farm east of Hillsdale where they will hence forth make their permanent abode. The unaccountoble disappearance of i gold watch belonging to Mike Carl a the Home of Henry Banister out i short distance northeast of Glenwood hns caused a good deal of trouble to various people. Carl was working for Mr. Banister and be claims tbe only other person who had access to his person was a 14 year old sou of Tom Brew er's. He accused young Brewer of stealing the watch aud when the latter entered a vigorous denial to the accus ation he hopped on to him and gave him a terrific threshing. This happen ed Monday and the next day the boy's fatber had a warrant sworn out for Carl's arrest. Tbe latter was taken before Squire Tolles Tuesday afternoon and after a hearing of the facts was fined 89 including costs. In tbe mean while the watch is still missing and the mystery shrouding its whereabouts mains as impenetrable an ever. Miss Winifred Wells the talented young lady from Tabor who has recently become acquainted with so many of Glenwood's musically inclined people, has undertaken a new venture in a musical way. She will give a series of entertainments at different poit-ts in which her host of Glenwood friends wish her abundant success. The Tabor Beacon tells about it as follows: "In order to further advance themselves in their several lines of work, Miss Winifred Wells, pianist and vocalist, and Mr. Thomas Askins, dramatic reader and vocalist, Mr. Claud Nettleton, violinist, have associated themselves under tbe — fd Mr. and Mrt. ft 0. of Glen wood one day last week, a promising boy. All parties interested doing finely. Grace Swaney of Pacific City brotsght re- name "The Tabor Trio," and will give several entertainments in neighboring towns. Dates have already been made for Weeping Water, Nebraska, May 10th; Tabor, June 16th, and Sbenau- doah, June 23rd. Other towns have asked the trio to make dates, and tbe members may conclude to do so. To Tabor people the work of this trio needs no commendation at our bands, and we can assure the people in other places where they may appear that Tabor bas never sent out three people better adapted to tueir several specialties than Tbe Tabor Trio. They are deserving of action Monday asking tbe court to Appoint a guardian for the person and property of her father John Swaney who is insane. Dr. 0. H. DeWitt was the person suggested to receive such appointment. Tbe matter will be acted npon when Judge Thornell comes to hold court Jane 5th. Mr. F. H. Diishner and other residents of Lyons township have been troubled a good deal in tbe past by pilferers who visit their hog pens, corn cribs, etc., and help themselves to property without leave. This state of affairs is becoming pretty monotonous and if it isn't stopped something is liable to happen. Two matrimonial alliances have evidently been contracted since our last publication as Clerk Potter has issued two marriage licences to couples solicitous to wed. Not a very big business but our genial clerk says he is thankful for even small favors in these dull time of n general connubial dearth. Following are the names and ages of the two couples in question: John 0. Goss, 23, Jessie B. Owrnc, 20, Hendersor.; Hugo O.Pontow, 27,EmilaA.Scbiefelbein,24, tfalvern. Mr. George Plumb of Anderson town- hip left Tuesday for Nevada, Mo,, where be goes to take treatment for hronio rheumatism from which he has )een for some years a constant suffernr. Mr. Plumb is not yet quite 69 years of age bnt tbe suffering he has experienced from bis ailment makes him look like man of 80 or more. He goes to Nevada o take treatment of a magnetic healer ocated at that place who claims to effect marvelous cures in tbe direction of rheumatism and other chronic diseases. dr. Plumb's son-in-law Mr. Geo. H. 'arker accompanied him to Nevada. Mr. L. W. Russell Jr., popularly nown in Glenwood as "Woodie" is now olding down a lucrative clerical posit- on in Hot Springs, South Dakota hav- ug just left Chadrou where he has been ocated for sometime past. Tbe Chad- on Journal in mentioning this fact says: L. W. Russell, jr., the pleasant young entlemnn who has been in charge of ie Boston Store in this city for several months, closed bis connection with the establishment this week and left Tuesday morning to accept another position in Elsey's store at Hot Springs. Mr. Russell made many friends in Chadron who regretted to see him leave and wish for him all possible success and happiness." and should be greetei with large ieuces wherever they appear. aud- Deputy Sheriff Morgan oiime in last uiguiuu nu.iiwuu a new prisoner, Jim Travis, whom he captured yesterday in Council Bluffs. Travis was arrested on tbe charge of burglary the crime alleged to have been committed being the theft of a half bushel measure and other articles from Mr. F. H. Dashuer of Lyons township. Morgan found tbe half I'ushel in question sitting near the corner of tbe Travis residence so appearances it would seem are considerably against James. Mr. Dashner also had some well buckets stolen but Jim asserts very stoutly that he didn't take these but that tbe other fellow was the guilty party. James was looked up in jail and tbe chances are he will stay there until next September when the grand jury meets. Ocar Hall a 14 year old Glenwood youth hit lioilie Compton a companion with a cinder last Sunday afternoon and the consequences were rather disastrous to Oscar. Young Oompton was struck on tbe side of tbe head and a serious gosh was made. He at once swore out a warrant for his assailant's arrest and the trial was held before Justice Tolles Tuesday. After a recital of the facts, bis Honor assessed a flue upon the boy of $10.25 which included the costs. Not being immediately able to pay tbe fine he waa taken to jail but in the course of the day his two sisters appeared upon the scene and paid the necessary 810 and let their brother out. Tbis little incident may serve aa a warning to the boys about town to be a ittle more careful hereafter how they manipulate missiles of various sorts. There has been altogether too much of ;his kind of work going on and it was :ime a stop was put to it. There will be a vacancy in the county reasurer's office after June 1st as our iffioieut deputy treasurer, Mr. 0. C. Ge- uung, bas resigned to take effect on that date mentioned. Tbis will come in the ature of a surprise to Mr. Genung's ost of friends all over the county who nave regarded him as a fixture in his iresent location. He did not resign lowever because he disliked the duties f his position but simply because be 'as ambitious for better things. A ouug man who is equipped with plenty of ability aud vim should be able at 26 to command a higher salary than $50 per month and this is the conclusion Mr. Genuug bus arrived at. We do not know what his plans are for the future as he has not announced them as yet. The patrons of the office will miss our genial deputy as he has managed to combine iu a rare degree both sociability and efficiency aud so has made a friend with every man with whom he did business. Treasurer Wallace has Mfg. Henry T. Ridhmond died at her home in Malvern Monday night after A long uud tedious illness lasting gome months. Mrs. Richmond lived in Glenwood for a year or more at one time and hence waa well known to onr citizens. The interment took place in the Mai- vern cemetery yesterday. Quite a bail storm passed thro West Liberty last Sunday morning, it being an adjunct of the Silver City storm which raged at the same time. The bail began to fall about M. J. Williams's place an<l from there ou north it fell to the depth of two and three inches. The trees in places were stripped of a large part of their foliage and some other trifling damage was done. Just to what extent the fruit trees in the track of the storm were injured by the hail stones cannot as yet be definitely ascertained . Rev. James Hayes aud M. C. Young of the Missouri river bottom were in Glenwood last Saturday soliciting contributions from our citizens to move the United Brethren church building from Bethlehem where it is located at the present time to Pecifio Junction where a new church organization has been effected and which is destined to be hereafter the headquarters for tbe United Brethren in the West End. They met with (airly liberal responses from the people they approached on the subject of donations. Mr. A. A. Z. Mnore Glenwood's well known marble man had rather an inter- e sting experience over in Nebraska recently. He went over to Cass county Friday to deliver the monument ordered from him for Fred Terryberry and in payment the whole amount of the purchase price of tbe monument, 8600, was paid to him in five dollar gold pieces! It is needless to say our genial monument m an came very nearly having his pockets full, tho he managed to find a place for each and every "shiner" until he got safely across the river into Iowa. The TRIBUNE last week chronicled the death of Jacob A. Clites one of the pioneers of Deer Creek township but we n eglected to add another important fact in relation to his family and that was he had 12 children of whom ten survive him. The following bit of intelligence from the Shennudoah Sentinel gives a few further particulars: "He was born June 13,1823, in Bedford county, Pa., came to Mills county, in 1870, was mar-' ried to Lydia Sturlz in 1842, and to this union were born 12 children, ten of them living. He bad 37 grandchildren and 11 great gandchildren; 80 of tbe relatives attended tbe funeral, one son and one daughter and their families alone being unable to be present." Several citizens of Glenwood are now trees which were killed by the long and severe winter thro which we have just passed. Mr. It. H. Daniel has had five splendid Norway firs killed which were 40 years old while Mr. E. B. Woodruff bas loat three fine arbor vitae and Geo. W. Rose, C. M. Sharpe and tbe Baptist shurch have sustained losses in this way. Perhaps the most serious we have to chronicle is the killing of the evergreens in Judge W. L Tubbs's grove in Emerson. He has a magnifi- cieut grove of evergreens surrounding bis residence but it is now ascertained that the winter has killed at least one- half of the trees. Tho past has been the worst winter evor known in these parts for killing pines, spruces and firs —at least that is what the oldest inhab itant tells us and he ought to know. Mr. Wm. Goode of Rawles township who has been confined to his home for the past three years with a diseased leg has at last had an operation performed in which the defective limb was amputated. In speaking of the amputation Friday's Tabor Beacon says: "Mr. Will Goode, who bas been confined to his home for some months, and who was taken to the Presbyterian hospital, Omaha, several weeks ago, had his right limb amputated last Saturday. The hospital [physicians made an X-ray examination of the injured limb and decided that amputation was necessary to save Mr. Goode's life. The operation was successful in every way, the limb being out off just above the knee joint. Mr. F. 8. Jones, who was present during the operation, tells us that the hospital physicians informed him that Mr. Goode will be able to return home in course of three or four weks and that his cure will be permanent, for all of which his many friends are truly thankful." Another dead man at Pacific Junction makes a new chapter in tbe already long J. E. Shadan of Malvern commenced suit Monday against N. E. Wilkinson to collect 8165:26 which he claims Mr. Wilkinson owes him on notes aud account. The matter will come up for disposition at tbe September term of conrt. Contractor M. A. Evans and his bridge force finished up another fine iron bridge for the county over Keg creek ont one half mile southwest from Mineola. It is 72 feet in lengfh and the total cost of construction will figure up to about 8350 when each detail of ex pense is figured in. It will make a very strong and durable bridge. The C. B. & Q. depot at Hillsdale, and we might add tbe only depot in the town, burned to the eround last Thursday afternoon. The fire started from sparks from No. 70's engine an eastbound thro freight that came along a little before 3 o'clock. Efforts were made to save the burning building bnt the blaze bad gotten too good a start to be beaded off. The loss was a total one as far as tbe building was concerned 6bo luckily some of the contents were saved. There was no insurance as it is the policy of the "Q" to carry its own insurance. The loss complete will hardly exceed 8500 as the depot was an old one and nothing extra when first built. The trial of Henry Wells came off before Squire MoKnight of Wanbonme last Thursday afternoon. Mr. Wells was charged with pasturing his cow, n thoroughbred Jersey we presume, in the Waubonsie cemetery. The chief witness for the prosecution was Andrew Jackson Wolfe who testified that he saw Wells herding his Jersey, if it were a Jersey, in the cemetery one night as he was coming home from Glenwood. After all the evidence was in, the court bound Wells over to await the action of the grand jury. He furnished the necessary bonds and can in consequence rest easy until Sept. 19th when the district conrt convenes. County Attorney Cook prosecuted while Shirley Gillilland defended Wells. Tbe latter claims this prosecution is only ep : te work and that he will be able to establish innocence before the proper tribunal. In conversation recently with a member of the Board of Control of Iowa's state institutions, be informs us that the Board had determined not to vaccinate the inmates of Glenwood's Institution. This action to be sure is directly antagonistic to the regulation lately passed by tbe state board of health to have Iowa's entire population vaccinated, but the Board of Control had good reasons for taking it. They assert, and rightly too, that a wholesale vaccination of the Institution's inmates enfeebled as they are .in. mind and.body might be productive of no end of mischievous results. This being true the Board do not care to assume the responsibility of taking a step likely to convert the Institution into a hospital or morgue without the danger from small pox is very imminent in which case it would leave them simply the choice between the two evils. Just what the outcome will be will be awaited with interest. Mrs. A. E. Lounsberry and her daughter Mrs. Frank Study were up from Egypt last Saturday to consult with Sheriff Tubbs and other county officials with reference to a child which seems to be in dispute. The child belongs to Mrs. Study and has been kidnapped by its father, her husband, Frank Study. The two do not live together in anything like that state of connubial felicity not selected a new deputy as yet tho there have been a number of applicants for tbe position. and hideous volume of horrors iu tbe shape of railway accidents at that place. The name of tbe last victim is George Onus and his death occurred last Friday night having been crashed beneath the wheels of the deadly engine. He was brakernan on a K. C. passenger train and went to step upon the engine of the tram when he slipped from the cow catcher and terribly mutilated. He was picked up aud sent over to Platts- moutu where in spite of his mangled condition he lived until 8 o'clock that night, the accident taking place about four hours before. His remains were sent back Saturday night to Springfield, Vermont, his home. A man accompanied tho corpse all the way to its destination which bespeaks a thoughtfuluess for its employees on the part of the Q management not often witnessed ou other roada. The which bas been pictured oat to us by the poets as being the ideal condition of wedlock. Tbe marriage of Study aud his wife which occurred two years ago, May 25, was a compromise reluctantly acquiesced in by Study to save himself from prosecution ou the charge of seduction which was preferred by the younvr ludy. A marriage under such circumstances wouldn't naturally give promise of a great deal of happiness nor has it proved so. Tbe couple have bad repeated jars and finally it ended the other day by Study kidnapping bis two year child. His wife as we have stated come to Gleuwood Saturday to have a warrant issued for bis arrest bnt this was not permissible as a father cannot be arrested for taking his own child. In consequence nothing has been done. I may not be generally known that Dr. W. M. Plimpton, Glenwood's pop ular homeopathic physician is a poet, but such is the case. An opportunity is all he bas been looking for to display his talent iu a metrical way and this come in the shape of the dandelion crop. It seems that the presence of an unusually laige aud beautiful array of dandelions in tbe vicinity of Glenwood this spring bas had the effect of lighting tbe poetic fire in the Doctor's soul Al we go (o preps there fo A fumot that Wallace Coats has been found in. Omaha. The long drawn out agony oter election of principal of the Hendetton echoo'a was ended Monday night by thft "1 election of Prof. Canfleld. of county. The struggle between tbe ilton and anti Hamilton factions baa been long and acrimonious but the contest ended in tbe defeat of Prof. HnmiU ton for another year. There ia not the best feeling in the world, however, otfef tbe result between the two opposing parties. Silver City with its customary enter* prise is now busily engaged hustling for funds to help make the old soldiers' reunion to be held at that p'ace a sno<> cess. Nearly 8300 has already been raised, this being the amount necessary to foot, the bil Is of the contemplated reunion. The meeting of the veterans will be held some tinv? in September tho the exact date has not as yet fl$en determined upon. Tbe meeting this year promises to be a grand success as Silver City is an excellent place to hold such a reunion. Indeed we dont know of another point in the county so Well suited for it except Malvern. Wm. Coziahr living a mile west of Glenwood made a queer find yesterday in a ditch near his place, it being nothing else than two seta of second hand harness carefully tied up in three sacks. Tbe harness had been stolen in Omaha and the parties had evidently come this way with the intention of getting ont of tbe neighborhood where the theft was committed but after thinking the matter over they decided they were running too much risk and so dumped their booty in a ditch. The stolen property was turned over to Sheriff Tnbbs and he now has it in his possession. He is confident be will be able to find an owner for the harness in a short time. In addition to tbe two sets of harness there are some new lines apparenuy^ never used before. A jolly company of fishermen left Glenwood for Missouri where they will put in the next week or such a matter hooking whole car loads of trout, bqff- alo, carp, shad, cot, pike and other breeds of the finny tribe. They go to Langdon and Phelps in Holt county. The delegation includes some of Glenwood's most distinguished citizens as will be seen from their enumeration. They were Admiral Frank Ridgeway who was oommander-in-chief of the expedition, Col. C. 0. Potter the celebrated wire puller and political boss, General Richard Shepard the gallant "Hero of Santiago," Baron Theordore W. Ivory the millionaire money lender, Capt. Francis James Wallace the dashing rifleman of the Glen wood gnn'olnjtf Marquis Giacomo Luigi di Bellatti tlffe distinguished Italian nobleman, Dcfj. M. Donelon, official physician of Mills county, Hon. R. C. White assistant postmaster general and Major Wm. Skilli- oorn the eminent drug magnate, banker and fruit packer. A ferocious hail storm visited SilVSr City and vicinity doing much damage last Sunday morning. The storm only lasted 15 minutes but that was long enough to do a whole lot of mischief.. The hail damaged nearly every roofTfc Silver City and that day and the next were busily spent by the citizens repairing the leaks which were generally large and numerous. The ground after the storm was covered with hail to the / depth of two or three inches in some'' places and many hail stones fell which in circumference, large however as the famous hail the locality of ago and it was all ablaze a day or two when he handed us tbe following delicious little quatrain ot trochaic verse; "Dainty little dandelion timiliiJi; ou the lawn, Sleeping thro the dewy eve, Waking with the dawa!" The Doctor told us he bad a lot more of the same kind if we wished it but we told him that this would probably be all we would want for awhile. It wouldn't do to feed the TUIUUNE'S readers on too much poetic pabulum like the above. It is too delicate aud might cause them to become surfeited too soon. However it was a welcome intelligence to us to know that the Doctor is a poet and we 30 years of age aud unmarried. deceased was about feel sure it comes aa a glad surprise to I rmmArriA/? ' nur rAnriAra aa nrall 'our ag well. measured 12 inches These were not as those which fell in storm which visited Glenwood iu June 1893, six years ago. Many of the stones at that time measured 14 inches in circumference. Last Sunday's storm extended north and east as far as Carson and visited all intermediary points in Pottawattamie county such as Treynor, Quick, Armour, Taylor, Living Spring, High Five and Macedonia, tho in some of the places mentioned but trifling damage was done. Tbe people of Tabor and vicinity remember well Jack Dn Gette a dashing student of Tabor College who was ly noted for his achievements in ios and social doings. No little meut was occasioned among his old acquaintances by the report that he attempted to commit suicide in Chicago Sunday while suffering from an attack of temporary insanity. A dispatch ifr Tuesday's Nonpareil from Nebraska City his old home says: "The information was received in Nebraska City today that John D. De Gette, a weH-kqowfl society man of this place, attempted to kill himself in Chicago. The report caused a sensation. De Gette but a few months ago received 8100,000, being the only heir of his father, a lawyer, who died here in February. The family has- been prominent in Nebraska for many years. John De Gette graduated some years ago from Tabor college, aodj is 24 years old. Three weeks ago h$ married a Minneapolis girl in Elgin. The understanding here was that ha had but a brief acquaintance with her at that time. He was spending his money very freely about the time of his gmar- riage and Las not been in Nebraska City since marrying. Few of his friends here know aught of him since he left her nearly a month ago. At that time be said nothing about intending to marry, aud the announcement of the affair a great surprise. 1 "

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