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DAKOTA ' COUNTY HERALD.
DAKOTA CITY, NEB., FRIDAY, NOVEMBER i). 1900.
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SUMMARY OP THE,NEWS OP
TUB WHOLE WORLD.
OPTION DEALS LEGAL
I'KDKUAL COI IIT MSTAINS TUP.
110A1II Or TltADK CONTHACTS.
1'iillcd States Circuit Court of A pixels
IlancH Down Decision In In
volvlnic Rules of lite Chicago and
St. LioiiU Hoards of Trade.
The United States circuit court of
appeals handed down a decision
Thursday upholding the validity of
contracts for the purchase or wale ox
grain for future delivery as It Is prac
ticed by the Chicago board of trade
and the Merchants' exchange of St.
Louis. The case is that of Thomas
Oleage. Jr., appellee, against W, H.
L&idley and others.
Cleage dealt in about 14.000.0)
bushels of grain, and less than 2 per
cent was delivered. He testified that
lie did not intend to deliver or receive
any grain under his contracts unless
forced to do so in order to keep his
contracts from being closed out under
ten rules of the board or the exchnige.
The brokers to whom he became in
deb ted filed, a creditors petition In
bankruptcy, upon which Cleage wus
aidjudged to be a bankrupt. Th "bank
ruptcy was assailed on the ground
that Cleage was not legally Indebted
to any of the alleged creditors for the
reason that their claims against him
were grounded upon wager agree
ments and were therefore void. The
court holds that the evidence did 'tmi
disclose a purpose to nettle the ob
ligation of his contracts by ipnytng to
r receiving from the other purtles
thereto the difference between the
contract prices and the market -prices
at the time of delivery and did not
make the transactions wagers and
HAXK KOBIIKKS KSCAFE.
llsappcar Artor Kngaglng tn 'Series of
Battle! with Farmer.
The two robbers who secured $7,000
from the Farmers and Miners bank at
ILadd, III., made their escape Monday
night after an exciting chase of over
"forty miles and after numerous battles
with farmers who attempted to lnter
, cept them.
After holding up the Ladd bank the
robbers drove to Peru and at the point
of a revolver compelled the liveryman
to furnish another rig. They pussed
through La Salle and then the pursuit
"began. The robbers drove through
.four county townships with the police,
armed with rifles. In close pursuit.
Farmers were compelled to. furnish
the robbers with fresh horses. In Wal
lace township a lively exchange of
shots was exchanged, but the robbers
took to the corn fields, secured a new
team and escaped to Sheridan, Where
they abandoned horses, buggy and
overcoats and caught a train, presum
ably for Chicago.
KILLED XEtJRO'S WIFK.
Itluck Who Helped Hicks to Kmcuo
Also is Dead.
The wife of Hicks, the negro who
billed John A. Akridge last Sunday,
was found dead in her home at Pel
ham. Ga., Thursday, having been kill
ed by unknown parties. Some time
during the night she was shot with
ver twenty bullets.
On the same farm and not far away
a negro who, it is claimed, helped
Hicks to escape was found dead. He
also had been shot several times. The
coroner was notified. Hicks has not
Liabilities Arc f2,35MM0.
At a meeting in London Thursday
f the creditors of the firm of Mae
Fayden . & Co., bankers, the London
house of Arbuthnot & Co., bankers of
Madras, which suspended payment th
day Its president committed suicide,
the chairman announced the liabilities
in London amounted to $2, 350,009,
with assets of $100,090. The Indian
liabilities exceeded $5,000,000.
Ring Fxlwurd's Blrtliduy Honors,
A London dispatch says: King Kel
ts urd's birthday honor list Is without
any features of particular interest
Henry Norman, M. P., Is raised to the
knighthood. No peerages are extend
ed. The regular list is to be left npeii
for the new year.
German Minister Resigns.
The Lokal Anzelger of Berlin suys
that the minister of agriculture, Herr
von Podbielsky, resigned Friday.
Sii.ax City Live KKs-k Market.
Thursday's quotations en the Sioux
City live stock market follow: Butch
er steers, $5. '.'5. Top hogs, $6.00.
Consulate at Mukden.
An American consulate general hr.s
been opened at Mukden, Manchuria.
Switchmen Not to Strike.
The switchmen at Chicago Thurs
day accepted the offer of the managers
of the western roads for an Increase
of 3 cents an hour In wages. A fur
ther Increase of 3 cents an hour will
be determined by arbitration.
Ten Scutucn Pcrl-licd.
Ten men perished in the wreyk of
the full rigged Russian ship Soventiv
which struck on the ledges at Priests
Pond, off Prince Edwards island, la
tha gale on Tuesday night.
BLOW TO SOCIALISTS.
Thousands of IVssr Itusnlans Are lls
frani'hlHCil. The chances of the socialists In th.
'coming .election of members of the
Russian parliament have been dealt
a sweeping blow by the Interpretation
given by the senate to the new elec
tlon law, which at one stroke disfran
chises thousands of the poorer classes.
The operating personnel of the rail
roads and even the locomotive engi
neers, the most skilled and highest
paid labor in Russia, are affected by
Outside of factory workmen the
ranks of the socialist party are re
cruited chiefly from rallrond men.
This new Interpretation is supple
mentary to the senate's ruling of Oct.
20, from which It was estimated that
over naif a million persons who voted
In the last election had been cut from
the election lists.
These two ruling together undo to
great extent the extension of the suf
frage proclaimed by Count Wltte In
December of last year. Their object
was today frankly avowed by a mem
ber of the cabinet to be to rid the
electorate of that class of voters which
Is too easily swayed by the tnlluence
of revolutionary agitator. This offi
cial, who is one of the few surviving
ministers of the old regime, doubted
whether either the restriction of suf
frage or the execution of Premier Stol
yplu's program of agrarian, political
and religious reforms would be effect
ive in producing a new parliament less
oppositional than the first one. Con
tinuing, this member of the cabinet
expressed the conviction that it prob
ably, would be-, found necessary to
uismiss ine Dew parliament with a
shorter shift than the first one and
making a sweeping revision In the
election law before summoning u third
sitmhio roit ii:i,iki"
Monthly Kcsrt of New System i
The monthly report of the Km
ployes' Relief Fund for the Pennsyl
vania Railroad company's lines east
of Pittsburg and Erie, Issued at Phil
adelphia Wednesday, shows that the
payments for the month of September,
1908, amounted to $1 15,1 51. 92. Of
this amount $40,000,902.03 ,were on
account of death, and represented the
payments of death benefits to the fam
ilies of members and the farther pay
ment of $74,249.90 In benefits for the
'relief t)t -member's disabled and rnca
pacitated for work In the company's
Since the organization of the relief
department February 15, 1886, there
have been paid In death benefits $6,-
331.J89.64. and on account of Mlsable
ment 19,130,752.04, or a total of $13,
RKMTKD .HST IX TIMK.
Six Men l' Bcrkentine's Crew Were
about to Prop Into the Ocean.
Rescued when they were about,
ready to drop into the ocean froVn the
deck house, six men of the crew of
the Nova Scotia barkentine White
Wings and her captain were brought
to New York by the German tank
steamship Mannheim, which arrived
from Shields. The captain Is M. J.
McLeod, and the mate Alexander Lus-
With her bulwarks just awash and
her cargo of 400,000 feet of lumber
littering the ocean the barkentine wa
discovered by the flare of her signals
of distress, driving across the steam
ship track '200 miles east of Nantuck
et, early Tuesday morning. Capt.
Hchau, of the Mannheim, at once sent
a boat, and after a hard struggle the
crew was rescued.
IXDICTKD FOR BKBATING.
147 Counts Against Railroad
The special federal grand jury
lch convened In Minneapolis Oct.
i. to Investigate alleged freight re
bates Thursday returned Indictments
containing 147 counts against officials
.-of four railroad companies and four
The Indictments charge giving and
receiving rebates and concessions. The
penalty on conviction In each case Is
$1,000 to $2,000 fine.
None of the Interested railroads had
expected Indictments to be returned
against it. Kadi company had dis
claimed with apparent sincerity the
possibility of any criminal act In Its
relations with the grain companies
concerning which the employes had
given testimony before the grand jury,
Methodists to Raise f 1,000,000.
The hourd of church extension ot
the Methodist Episcopal church
which convened In Syracuse, N. V.,
Thursday, decided to raise $1,000,000
next year. Of this amount $750,000
will be used for home missions work
and $250,000 for church extension.
Chewing Gum King Is llcud.
Dr. Fid win K. Beeman, one of tin'
best known men of Cleveland, O., died
Monday. , Twenty-five years ago Ir.
Beeman nult practice of medicine to
enter upon the manufacture of pepsin
Woman Guilty of Manslaughter
Miss Florlnda Illarlo, who has bee
on trial in the Homerset county cou
at Somervllle. N. J., charged with th
murder of Alexander IMpoalo. w
found guilty of manslaughter by t
Carrie Nation Tries to Vote.
Carrie Nation tried to vote at Out
rle, Okla., Tuesday, but the judges
fused to accept her ballot. She sa
the constitution gave her tiie right
suffnigti, but the law was against her
FIVE HOtT IN GAS F.XPLOSIOX.
Home of the Rev. i. G. Winter
A terrific explosion of gas wrecked
the brick residence of the Rev. G. O.
Winter at Shelhyvllle. Ind., Tuesday.
Mrs. Winter, aged 52 was burned seri
ously on the head and hands, and
Kmll O. Winter. 21, their son, also was
Jesse McCain. 24. was burned about
the head and body and Milton Shirk,
4 0, a plumber, whs Injured about the
head and hands. Shirk mid McCain
are In the hospital.
1 Two sides of the house toppled over.
and the furniture and library book
were scuttered in ail directions several
F1RF. IX CHICAGO.
lilnxo Karly Thursday Cause I.oss of
A Are which started late Wednes
day in the moulding plant of Angus
& MacKey, 79i West Madison street.
Chicago, spread to several adjoining
buildings before It was gotten uudet
control and caused a loss of $200,000.
Am nog the buildings destroyed
were the Robey hotel, the structure oc
cupied by the Lelda , Printing com
pany and the dry goods store of H. J.
Borne A Co. All the guests of the
The ,cwls Institute, which Is locat
ed across the street from the build
ings burned, was threatened for l
time, but was only slightly damaged
MOHK PAY FOR TUOVSANOS.
lVniisylvMiiia Railroad Km lit Raise to
The boa I'd of directors of
the Pennsylvania Railroad Com
pany Wednesduy at Philadelphia
ordered an advance of 10 per cent in
the wages of all employes receiving
less than $200 jer month, effective
The directoi-s gave the cost, of living
and the present prosperity of the
country as the reason for the advance.
Similar action will be taken by all
the companies 4n the Pennsylvania
system east and west of Pittsburg.
About 123,000 wl be affected by th
HITCHCOCK IS TO ftKNIGN.
.la n I s R. Gurflcld Will Succeed Hint
"Secretary of " the Interior K. A.
Hitchcock will retire on the 4th of
Tiext M-arch and James R. Oarfleld, of
Ohio, at present commissioner of cor
porations, will succeed him. Herbert
Knox Smith, now assistant commis
sioner of corporations, will be ap
pointed to Mr. Garfield's place.
These changes and that of the re
tirement of Commissioner Richards,
of the general land office, on March
4 were announced In a statement from
the White House Wednesday.-
Ignores Tennessee Summons.
Oeorge T. Dexter, vice president of
the Mutual life Insurance company,
announced Tuesduy in New York thut
he would not go to Tennessee In re
sponse to the summons of Insurance
Commissioner Folk to answer com
plaints of policyholders that their
money Is being used In an effort to re
elect the present management of tho
Sunta Fc Pasmmgers Roblxsl.
While westbound Santa Fe paxson
ger train No. "1 was standing on the
tracks at Gallup, N. M., Wednesday,
three men armed with revolvers enter
ed the coaches and forced the passen
gers to hold up their hands. They se
cured several hundred dollars in
money and several grips and escaped
1 Xegro Troops In Disgrace.
Unprecedented in the history of the
army of the Culled States Is the action
of the president announced Monday
from Washington, D. C, In dismissing
In disgrace from the army an entire
battalion of negro troops, because of
their failure to disclose the identity
of some of their number who had
been guilty of violence and murder.
Drops -Mutch; 3ft Autos Gone in Smoke
Fire Tuesday night destroyed an au
tomobile garage and two adjoining
houses In Oakland, Cal., Incurring a
loss of $150,000. Twenty-five automo
biles were burned. The fire was start
ed, it is reported, by the dropping of
a match into a pool of water heavily
coated with oil.
StocHMcl AskM Financial AM.
A dispatch from St. Petersburg to
Reuter's Telegraph agency at London
Thursday says that Lieut. (Jen. Stoes
sel. the defender of Port Arthur, Is In
such financial straits that he has ap
plied to a charitable Institution for
wounded soldiers for assistance.
lowan Is 4'Iiomii.
Rev. K. M. Vlttum, li. U., of (Jrln
nell, ., has been elected president of
the Fargo Congregational college. He
will begin his duties there Jan. 1.
To Iteorguiilxe CIUiicmi tovcrniiicut
An Imperial edict providing for the
reorganization of the government was
published In the official gazette In Pi
kin, China. Wednesday.
Put Coder Civil Service,
President Roosevelt Wednesday
made an order again classifying the
deputy collectors of Internal revenue
under the regulations of the civil serv
ice commission. They were classified
by Cleveland, but were taken out by
ritujiexuiit Fish Ousted.
J. T. Harahan, second vice presi
dent, was Wednesday elected presl
dent of the Illinois Central railroad,,
succeeding Stuyvesunt Fish.
STATE OF MUMASKA!
KEWS OF TMF. WF.F.K IN
'rcmout ;lrl i:sinv !ss Kama j
Itrcoks, I'tiurncn Vrttis Cld, Believ
ed to Hae llccn FutU-cd Away.
Sheriff In Pursuit Ctlier News.
Kmma Brooks, n 14-year-old gli'l. j
is missing front the home or Her pa
rents. Mr. and Mrs. William F. Brooks,
of Fremont, and It Is believed she has
been enticed nwny by a stuinge man.
with whom she was seen chatting lit
the city park at 9:30 Saturday night.
Rooming houses of V remont were
searched by the authorities, and Sher
iff Pnumnn went to Omaha In an ef
fort to find the girl.
At 8:30 o'clock Saturday night the
Brooks Blrl. accompanied by Ooldle
Pollock and Mollle Schneider, left the
home or Mr. and Mrs. Schneider to
walk to the residence of H. P. Tracy,
where Miss Pollock Is employed s a
domestic, Miss Schneider returned In
about half nn hour, and some tlm
later' Miss Pollock reached the home
of Mr. Xmcy. Mls-s Brooks h:is not
been seen since.
According to Miss Schneider the trio
were accosted by a young man near
the Congregational church, who forc
ibly detained her to talk to her. while
the other girls walked on. ;:jc claims
to have returned home alone a few
minutes Inter. MWs Pollock says she
and Miss Brooks were accosted by two
strangers opposite the Methodist
church, and that they were detained
there a half hour or more. When she
went on home. Miss Pollock soys. Miss
Brooks and one of the strangers were
seated on one of the ben.'hes at the
Late Monday night un olllcer pass
ing through the Fremont park dis
covered Burt Wright uml the unions
girl sitting on a bench, and arrested
them. The. man raid that they were
out so late Sunday night thut F.ninia
was nfrald to g' home, so they stayed
over night with "a friend." When
first arrested he was anxious to tlx
things up by marrying the girl, fully
realizing the predicament he was In.
Wright was Jailed.
. 1U RXS IIKBNIOI.F TO DF.ATII.
House Found In Flames and Table
I'lnccd Against IKsir.
Monday afternoon about 4:30
o'clock an alarm of lire was turned In
at Falls City arid it was discovered
that a residence occupied by a. woman
named Mrs. Ray, and her five chil
dren, was on fire. Before the arrival
of the fire company the east door of
the kitchen was broken In by Frank
Dllts, who discovered that rt table hud
been placed against the door so that It
was almost Impossible to open it from
the outside. When Dilts finally got
Into the room. It was u mass of flames
and as soon us he moved the table
from the door so he could throw the
door wldeopen hesaw the body of Mrs.
Ray lying on the floor near the place
where the table stood. The file was
put out after the body of the woman
had been removed.
It wus at first thought thut Mrs.
Ray hud met her death from an ex
plosion of the coal oil can while light
ing the kitchen lire to get supper, but
the coal oil can was found not dam'
aged, and whn Dllts broke Into the
room the kllohen stove hud a big fire
in It. Mrs. Bay had been in poor
health, and It Is thought she commit
ted suicide while laboring under a fit
of temporary Insanity.
WAS HOSPITAL PATIENT.
Identity or Suicide In Omaha is Fin
. A man who committed suicide in n
hotel at Omaha last Suturday night
was later Identified as a patient who
escaped from u hospital In Council
Bluffs a few days previously.
It Is said the man had been known
as J. Haggerty. but that his real name
was supposed to be Delaney, a Catho
lic priest, and that he was for thir
teen years In charge of a church at
Green River, Wyo. He is said to have
formerly lived at Scranton, Pa.
Hotel Burned at Nebraska City.
The Grand Pud tic hotel block was
damaged by fire at Ncbrusku City to
th eextent of $1',"i00. The fire was
caused by the explosion of a tank of
gasoline In the store of tl. W. Trul
llnger. The room occupied by Tral
linger was wrecked by fire und the
flames destroyed nearly the whole of
Its contents. Mr. Tralllnger's lo.. will
amount to $l,000. with no Insurance.
The loss on the bulhllng Is fully oov
"red by Insurunee':
linlsirer Fatally Hurl.
John Wurner. a laborer, mum fatally
hurt and two other men seriously
bruised at Blue Springs by an accident
at the Union Paeillc stone crusher. A
train striking u swing beam while bal
last . was . being loaded into u cur was
the cause of the accident. The tele
graph line was put out of business and
the tracks blockaded for a time. Wur
ner has a wife und two children.
Itcl'truinl Votes Bond.
At a special election the citizens of
Rertrand voted to issue bonds In the
sum of $12,001) for a water works sys
tem, the vote standing 1.1 for the
proposition to six against.
Still After Nebraska Boys.
Tile government Is still seeking all
varieties of recruits from among the
brawn and muscle of 'Nebraska. A
new recruiting depot has Just been
'ipened In Omaha.
Beat lire Ice Plant.
The ice plant of the Beatrice Poul
try and Colli Storage company is man
ufacturing a fine quality of Ice ut
present, which is being sold to local
consumers for 40 cents p r hundred.
Tbe plant bus a dully capacity of
Fatality nl a (.rude ('.'ossing.
A Bohemiuu named Shullu. a Hon of
Frank Shalla, living three miles n nth
east of Oddl. was i-ti uck by a Burllng
tou train early Sunday morning uml
Kallrind Ftniloes on Handcar Are
Ri:n Down by Switch Knglne.
The national holiday of the Japan
fse. in celebration of the mikado's
birthday annlversaiy, was marred by
a death In the Jspnneee colony at
On-nd Island Saturday through the
running down ly u switch train of a
handcar of section men. The hand
ear was maklnc 1U way to Alda,
where thirty-two Japs are at work In
reconstructing on the l.'nlon Pacific.
Six Japs had come down to Grand Isl
and to get supplies, part of which were
for the celebration. When a mile west
of the city, on their return, they were
run Into by a switch engine and a
string of cars and T. Kshu was In
stantly killed and his body mangled,
the five others escaping without In
Aside from those at Alda. forty-five
Japs are engaged In the same line of
work In Grand Island and thirty-five
In the 1'H'bI yards east of the city.
There are also a number of beet work
ers. They had the Japanese flag
hoisted front their construction cars,
but the unfortunate accident caused a
gloom In the circles of the colony. On
the car were over $100 worth of goods,
most of which were destroyed.
HATTLi: AT COI NTHY DAXCK.
Voting Man Seriously Hurt ml
Two Others In Jail.
A Fremont special says: Growing
out of a quarrel and fight at a country
dance held at Kldgeley hall In Itldge
ley township. Noah Orr und Albert
Coons, prominent young men of tho
neighborhood, are under arrftst and
C. H. Olese. alleged to have been
their victim, lies in a prrvarlous con
dition at his home, where physicians
performed an operation for the re
moval of a blood clot from the brain.
Orr and Coons deny their guilt, al
though they admit they had quarreled
After the quarrel at the dance Olese
came reeling Into the vestibule and
fell senseless to the floor. He was evi
dently struck on the head with a blunt
Men who were at the dance say that
orr had remarked he would give a
dollar to get Olese out of doors for n
light. It Is claimed there had been
bad blood between the two. .
Coons ssys he and Orr were absent
from the hall at the time of the as
fault because he had been taken sick
nnd went out to' the buggy, accompa
nied by Orr. to sit till he felt bet
ter. The latter two are In jail.
FATHFJt AND SOX SETTLE Slit.
Son Receives Fifty-Five Thousand
lHillars In CiimIi.
On the puyment by William Otto to
his son, Waldron Otto, of the sum' of
$55,000 cash, settlemept was made of
what promised to b the most fiotlf
contested case and one Involving the
largest utnount of money of any nuli
ever tried In York county. .
About two years ago Wm. Otto deed
od and guve a bill of sale to all per
sonal ami real estate owned by him In
York county, with, he claims, the un
derstanding that when he wanted tho
property bHck the grantees were to
deed It buck. All of the sons deeded
back except Waldron. Otto brought
suit for a division and an accounting,
claiming that tho transfer was made
to him In good faith. William Otto
Is the largest land owner in York
county and the richest man. Five
thousand dollars wus paid lawyers for
making I lie settlement.
Tlilcr Returns Checks hut Keeps Cash
Tom Adams, proprietor of the
Brunswick reslHurant at Fremont, re
ceived by mail $l00 worth of checks
which were taken from his coat pock
et a few duys ago. , The checks had
been placed In an envelope and mail
ed at Lincoln. About $160 In cur
rency, which was stolen with the
checks, was not Included In the return
Much Wanted Man.
Officers are looking for James Lll
lle, who Is wanted for highway rob
bery. They searched the home of
Mrs. Llllle, mother of the ex-cotivlct.
und also the home of his brother,
Frank Llllle, but no trace of the miss,
lug mun was found. The search was
made because reports had reached the
sheriff's office to the effect that Llllle
was In hiding at his mother's home.
Ncbrusku Student In ITcccctl.
A dispatch from Cambridge, Mass.,
suys: H. F. Myers, the Harvard law
student who charged John McCwmlck
in New York with tleeeclng him out of
$1,L'00, In a pool gurne at the Fifth
Avenue hotel the other uight, la Kd
wln Francis Myers, A. B., of Broken
Bow. this stute, a third year student In
the law school and a graduate of the
fnlverslty of Ncbrusku in 1804.
Hog Thli-r .Missing.
Recently a fat hog was stolen from
Wllllum Wynn In Plattsinouth arid
hid In a vucunt burn on the premise
recently occupied by M. S. Brlggs. Be
fore the thief returned to get the
porter a neighbor informed the police
of ihe find. The premises were guard
ed for u few duys and nights, but the
rubbers came not.
Want a Church.
The Sutherland Lutheran orgunlxa
tlnn will endeavor to build a church
there at a cost of approximately
$1.5aO. For some time the project has
been under consideration, and recently
it has been decided to make un effort
to raise the necssary amount by the
subscription of stock method.
Mall Player Is Policeman,
leu Harmon, who pitched for Lin
coln in the Western league, und subse
quently for Fremont's Nebruska charn
nlon leum, has become a policeman
Tragedy Occurs on Train.
Conductor Kmll Waller was shot
and perhaps fatally injured by an in
fane passenger on Burlington tral'i
No. 40 Wednesday morning. The
shooting occurred near Gretna. With
out warning the passenger then blew
his own bruin out.
Plenty of Coons,
Buccootis seem to be plentiful
urouiiu iteutrtce this fall. A purty of
iiumcrB nave sineii iwo lurge ones
four milts ttoitli of Beatrice on Indian
GUN DECLARED USELESS.
fwelte-laeh Weapon No l.oiiKer Fit
for t'tutst Defense.
That the l.'-liuli gun In use si inoa
of the coast furl ilieat ions of the T'niteil
State would not lust tliroiuh sit oncnite
nieiit of two hour. Hie is-riod that would
elapse from the time the lending vess-1
of a fleet would come wilnn the range
until the last vessel would pusi beyond
the range of the guns. U the statement
mndo ly llriit. lien. William Crosier,
chief of onliiBliec, who' unnital report
hn been untile pulilii-.
Gen. Cror.ler thinks that It U of the ut
most linportiince thai some method he
devised whereby (lis neces-wry gunpow
er ran lie secured with less upetise than
that Involved hi using the hlnh velocities
of projecttlis now 'inploveil, with the
accDinp.inyiuit rapid wearing sway of the
riflitiK, In such a insiiner to destroy
the acctirucy of the gnu after a few
hour. The 1-ineii sun will Irtst for
about sixty rounds, and as the gun Is m
pnble of firing for a considerable Inter
vol t the rate of forty-live rounds ier
hour, it can be sceii that Ihe limit of the
life of this gun could he reached In less
than au hour and a hitf.
Similar statement ctin be made with
regard to guns of smaller caliber, say
the rvisjrt, nltluiugh us the caliber dimin
Isbe.-t the mlmls-oblc velocity 'nerease. Ry
lowering the velocity of the l'J-iiu:h pro
jectile froUK 'J.oOO feet to LVJoO feet per
second the life of the gun is increased
to "(Ml roun.li. The penetration of armor
is nUiecd by the process, that of the 12-
inch gnu at 1f),0)0 yni'ils coming down,
from nbottt ten and one-naif inches to
about nine inches and the muxe at which
Its projectile would js'iietrate twelve
inches of armor plate being reduced from
about S.000 yards to about 0.000 yards.
The chief of ordnance shite that it
appears, by using in the situations re
quiring the greatest power a 1 1 Inch gun,
with foet per second velocity of pro
jectile, ' instead of the I'.'-incli kud with
-..VKI feet per second initial velocity, the
army would secure n Wtt.er gun and
gnu which would last four times as long,
tlon. Crozier state that the. Tuft board
for the revision of the report of the Kndi
colt board on coast defenses, recommended
this gun and thut the department has de
cided to use it in place of thi 1-inch gun
in sitUHtkuis where the highest power li
required, and the 12-inch gun as a max
imum caliber lias been abandoned.
Among the changes made In the equip
ment Iss-ied to cavalry, infantry and ar
tillery during tly' year was that of the
cup, which formerly was made of steel,
heavily tinned, aud which is now aiude of
aluminum, udopted after an extensive ser
vice trial. .
Uen. Croxier states thut "it number of
militia batteries have been supplied with
the new thren-luch Held artillery material
und others are being rapidly furnished
with it. :. . . ,: , .:
" MOODY TO THE -SUPREME COUjflf,.
President Asmes Attorney fleneral
to Succeed lleury H. Brown.
The President has announced the ap
pointment of Attorney General William
Henry .Moody of Massachusetts as justice
of . the Supreme
Court of IIih 1,'uitei!
States, to succeed
Justice Henry Itil
Unas Brown, who
retired some time
ago. Mr. Moody has
HI led the ofliee of
since Jily 1, IIMi
Previous to that
Liiii lie had served
for more than two
e.in I'd nn M..eFetMtv
of the Navy. He
was in Congress eight years.
TALLEST BUILDING WINDPROOF.
New fork's - lllab Strut-lure A
ebored by Inaenlous Method.
The Singer building, now building on
Broadway, uear Lilwriy street. New
York, which will be IKK f.st high, the
tallest skyscraper in the city, is to have
wind anchors so that it may be firmly
braced against, every gale.
The wind pressure, on aecouut of toe
structure's great altitude, will be tremen
dous, and for that reason the building in
to be literally tied to Its foundation by
an ingenious arrangement of steel rods.
They will be three and s half Inches in
diuiiieter and descend for nearly fifty
feet into the i-oucrete which forms the
caixsoiis rest i uk ou solid rock eighty-live
(i-et Isdow the curb. The lowest rod has
on the end of it a great anchor piste to
which ll is secured.
The Si. Louis Nationals tried 10 pitch
cr during the pust campaij;u.
Willie Fitzgerald 1 to (jet another
crack at Hurry l.cia, tTie clever young
light weight who recently knocked lihn
cold in jig time. The boy have signed
articles for u six-round scrap In I'liila
Buttling Nelson w'M now have to find
an antagonist other thau Joe Guns. The
Battler's manager, Billy Nolan, tried to
urrunge a mutch Is'Dveeii the twu men,
but Gins imistsed conditions as to weight
und splitting the pulse tluit Nolan would
John Morgan of SI. Louis, Mo., cham
pion continuous siol player of the world,
has formally surrendered hi title and re
turned the diamond championship emblem
to I lie donor. Kurgan's iutetvsl in bil
liurds, lie suys, causes him to give up ihrt
I"t Wulsli, wliose great twirling was
one of ihe main can sen of the Culls' de
feat, is Ihe youngest iiicmiIht of the While
Sox, He is i!l.
No member of the Impj'i club will
have u two-year contract for l'.K7 and
l'.KlS. duly one-year instrument have
been bunded out.
The American athletes who covered
themselves with glory in Greece have
miowii me tit enects or the journey since
their return. Nearly all of them dis
played pisir form in the contest in which
they competed after returning from the
Tuft renlly is secretary t peae.
Morality cb a heap of parading la
public. New York Press.
Whether denatured alcohol means
simplified juleps Is another question.-
New York Mn II.
One (mm'soii ciin lead a mnn up to re
form, but a thousand rnn't niiike liitu
keep It.-Xcw York Press.
Iki juitr Christinas shopping now.
Then you can jury for it with the money
you get for presents. Neir York Mull.
The raising of salaried at Yale ptttst
professors nearly on a par with fisit
Imll couches In Income. New York
In n few year from now we will ls
hearing of reunions of people: who were
once Incubator babies. Chicago Ijec-ord-ller.thl.
Another serious defect liHS been dis
covered In the new football rules. Tlw
Hvt.itora inn sw tlie Ktuie. -New
If there were no birthdays, Curfcf-
iniises and weddings a man would hare- .
a chance to get ahead a' few dollars. '
New York Press.
Tlie consensus of feminine opinion
seems to ls Hint so long aa bridge whUt
Is fashionable It cannot Im gambling.
Most persons are not personall1 wor
fled much nbottt the President's effort
to curb the power of great wealth.
I.o, the s)or Indian, may have ntr un
tutored mind, but the football scoro
allows that his muscle are trainod all
right. -Philadelphia Press.
A corn Vrop of 2,"fW),0O9,OOl) buslielsr
suggests Unit the Internal revenue offi
cers will have to le exceptionally vljt-
llnnt. Atlanta. Constitution.
According to the Berlin dispatches.
Kaiser W'lllieliu said hurrah for Presi
dent Histsevelt throe times out loud.
Philadelphia North American..
There were fifty-eight, arrests for
drunkenness U one town of Prohibition
Mr Ine Inst week. This Is a great apple
year. Philadelphia Inquirer.
There are u good uiauy people Iu Mil
VorUrVbo thluR thoy are puMlc-spirlt-n
ed not to kill a man after they have
robbed hliii. New York Proas.
The latest motor collision Is said to
have leu due to a cigar. Some clgurst
are bad enough to make the explana
tion credible. New York Tribune.
If the Fulled States would rujso
more wits and less magazine reformers.
there would be less silly talk about our
sad condition. New York Evening
A man uever seems to ttiluk be lsj
dolug his duty to Uls country uu1mj he
goes n round before election yelling his;
views Into everybody's ears. New York
Bertha Krupp's husband Is a poor
iiiiin. Sue thus disprove the assertion
that a ioor young man has no chnnce-
uf rising In this world. Philadelphia;
Mr. CorteJyou wants S 16,000,000 more-
thnu lust year for the Postal Depart
ment. But, perbups, the postcard erase '
will be only temporary. Philadelphia
If George Bernard Shavr would reuse1
from troubling and give two weary-
lauds a rest, all would be forgiven t
the man who stopped him. Philadel
Five buudred Kugllsb school teachers
are com log to study our schools ami
wonder how the boys van atuoke m
many cigarettes and keep up. New'
Besides the champion baseball play
ers, Chicago now bus the billiard cham
pion. All kinds of champion things are
packed In Chicago. Charleston News)
Why should Princeton be-allowed to
boast lunger of having the only 1 1 Vug
ex-President? Can't Yale capture the
Hon. Toiqus L'strudu PalmaT Philadel
phia North American.
Somehow, the American, girls who)
murry foreign uoblcmeu without refer
ence to the paternal check book do not
seem to have much trouble iu keeping
their husbands. Philadelphia Inquirer.
I'he joke seems to be on those gener
ous Kuusus farmers who took their sur
plus peaches Into Concordia to give
them to the poor rather than feed tluua
to the hogs, but when they arrived Iu.
Cou.Hirdlu they couldn't find auy
poor." Kausas City Star.
The mob eruption In Atlautu was
nothing short of au outbreak of bar
barism. It was of the same churccter
of atrocity as the Jewish massacres iu
Russia ; It will ut least be bo regarded
by the outside world, and the wretched
feature of It all Is that the eutlre
South, and to some extent the uatiuu,
must share the odium that It entails.
A New York mun has lss:u arrested
for frauduleut collection of life Insur
ance premiums. The circumstance that
he wus not connected with any com
pany evidently counted agulust him.
Philadelphia Ledger. f
lu the practical West the prevaillug
seutluieut among the best scholars ap
pears to be that it would bo u dnin
site bftter If the government would
pay more attention to Irrigation proj
ects aud less to spelling reform. Uutt
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