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I MRS. HAROLD STAGG. 1
Copyright, 1890 and IBM b7
Twenty-four hours later Emma and
lier husband were In the train on the
-way to Chicago. Harold, though still
by no means enlightened to his own
satisfaction as to tho exact meaning
of the dialogue which had taken place
1n his niece's parlor, was, neverthe
less, very well pleased at her deter
mination to accept tho presidency.
.Nevertheless, ho had not been able to
explain to himself how ho or Emma
had been of assistance to Eleanor In
making up her mind or why It had
been necessary for them to visit her.
There was, obviously, some mystery
which Emma appeared to understand,
the solution of which was for some
reason withheld from him. Moreover,
his wife, contrary to expectation, had
iseemcd eager to avoid further discus
sion of tho matter when they were
alone together; so much so that she
had neglected to call his attention
to the fact that sho had prophesied
that there was a man at the bottom
of it. Tho only further reference
made to it by Eleanor had been a
promise made by her on the way to
the station, whither she accompanied
them, to write full particulars of tfio
Inauguration ceremonies, the date for
which would be fixed as soon as her
lotter of acceptance of tho office iad
been sent to tho trustees.
Five minutes after the train was
under way, however, Emma, who had
been sitting lost in contemplation,
sighed, and with a sympathizing shako
of the head, said:
, "Poor child! I am sorry for her."
As sho spoke she cast an interroga
tive glance at Harold, who answered,
somewhat doggedly, "What Is the mat
ter now. Cherub?"
"Nothing Is the matter; but when a
girl is in love with a man it Is nlwayB
hard to give him up. For once In her
life Eleanor, however, seems to have
acted with discretion."
"Do you mean that she was In love
with that man sho mentioned, Prof.
"Why, certainly, dear."
"Why, didn't sho say so, then?"
"Sho did, as plainly as It was pos
sible for her to do, considering that
she was not going to marry him."
"I suppose that sho decided not to
accept him because sho did not love
him," Harold said. "To tell tho truth,
though, I was pretty well in the dark
"I saw that you wore, dear, and I
was rather thankful, for a word of the
wrong sort from your lips might havo
"How do you mean?"
' "If you had given her any encour
agement I am afraid she would have,
"I thought you were anxious to have
"So I was to the right man. But
this would never do."
"Why not? This Prof. Struthers is
a very decent fellow, and a very able
one from all accounts. His invention
is already very successful, and ho Is
sure to be rich, and I understand that
ho has taken out patents for the Intro
duction of electricity as a motive
power In moving railroad trains. He
is a rising man, I should say, and if
Eleanor is in love with him, I think
alio had better havo married him, even
if sho were obliged to give up her
presidency In order to do so."
"It is a little late now," said Emma,
majestically. "You should have said
so at the time."
"But I tell you I had no Idea she was
in love with him."
"That was not my fault."
1 "Pshaw! It's an outrage, Cherub.
,You oughtn't to have let her do It."
. Emma coughed uneasily,
i ,MI don't mean that sho was desper
ately In love with him. Of course If
she had been she would havo accepted
him very likely, without asking us any
thing about It What I mean is that
she liked him just well enough, so
that, others things being equal, sho
would have married him. But they
weren't equal, and sho knew it. He
wanted her to glvo up her position."
1 "Ot course ho did. Any man would;
and if he had given up his own in
order to marry her ho would havo
been a fool. Well, as I said at tho
trnie, women aro beyond me. Appar
ently, I am in the position of having
advised her to accept tho presidency
at tho cost of her affections."
Emma pursed her lips disdainfully.
"As I said before. If sho were to
marry him, and they were to live out
here, it might not havo been such a
Tory bad Idea if Eleanor had been
seriously bent on it; out If she had
como to live In Now York, ho would
havo been a whito elephant on our
hands. He knows nobody; in fact,
they neither of them know anybody
now. What would they havo done?"
"Died from sheer lack of companion
ship in a city of over a million inhabi
tants. Cherub, you aro superb!"
"Laugh if you like, Harold. I am
right. Sho is very much better off
as Bho Is. Peoplo havo got used to
thinking of her as a blue stocking and
it will bo rather a feather in her cap
to be known as president of a college,
even If sho is described In tho news
papers as 'Lady President.', But
to marry a man who Is wrapped up In
battories, and whom no one over heard
of before ho invented this machine, or
whatever it is, would ho neither ono
.thing or anothor. Unless I were to
,tako thorn in hand and push them
'hard, they would have no chanco of
getting on; and I doubt vory much if
jovorything I could do would bo suf
'flclent, though It is possible that the
Robort Bonner' Sons.
great Interest which there is In elec
tricity at the moment might savo them
from falling flat. But I nm thankful
that I havo not got to try."
Harold was silent for Borne mo
ments. "I am not sure. Cherub," ho nald,
"that I shall not wrlto Eleanor a let
ter, tolling her that I did not under
stand the real fncts."
"What facts will you tell her you
did not understand?"
"That she lpves that man, of
"Sho will scarcely thank you for
that, my dear. Girls do not care to
have It said to them that they aro In
lovo with men whom they havo re
fused." "But you said sho admitted It."
"What I said was that any ono
could have told she was In lovo with
him. Sho never said so, In words, of
Harold squirmed In his chair dis
gustedly, and spreading out with a
pJerk the newspaper which ho had Just
bought, ho said:
"If people expect others to glvo
them good advice, they should speak
out plainly, instead of beating nbcyit
the bush. I believe in calling a spade
Thereupon ho relapsed Into dignified
silence behind tho expanse of news
paper, which Emma did not sec fit to
Interrupt until tho train stopped for
refreshments, an hour or so later.
The Staggs, nfter visiting Chicago,
went to several other cities, so that
It was over a fortnight from tho date
of their departure from Claverlng be
foro they reached home. As Emmn
ran her eyo over the packet of letters
awaiting them on tho hall table, sho
"Here's ono from Eleanor! I sup
pose the Inauguration must have
Harold, who was removing his over
coat, heard her gasp a moment after,
and looking up, perceived that her
eyes were greedily devouring tho con
tents of an open letter with an expres
sion of horror.
"What Is It?" he asked.
"All I can say Is sho is a perfect
"Your precious niece, Eleanor Bald
win." "What has sho dono now?" he said,
as ho approached his wife and looked
over her shoulder. "I say, who autho
rized you to open my letter?"
"Don't bo foolish, Harold. Take
your old letter. I might havo known
I couldn't trust her. Why didn't I stay
until tho ceremony was over?"
"The ceremony? Why, Is Eleanor
married?'' ho asked, as ho received the
letter from her hand.
"Tho Inauguration ceremony,
Harold went Into tho library, and
seating himself near tho window to
catch tho waning afternoon light, read
"Dear Uncle Harold: You will
tli Ink me a regular Reuben, I dare say.
'Unstable as water thou shalt not
excel.' Well, I have no wish to excel
after this In anything but tho homely
duties that belong to a purely domes
tic life. I have told him that I would
marry him, Uncle Harold. Prof.
Struthers I mean. I thought when you
were here, that I was settled In my
mind that It was best to give him up;
but after you and Aunt Emma were
gone I felt so miserable that I went up
to my room and had a good cry, and
then I knew that I had been trying to
deceive myself. There Is no use in
disguising it, dear Uncle Harold. I
love William Struthers and ho loves
me; and I havo written to tell him
that I will marry him as soon as ho
wishes. Ono of us must glvo up, and
I cannot let him, can I?"
At this point In tho letter Harold
paused and gave vent to an explosive:
"Hooray! Of course sho can't let
him!" Whereupon ho glanced trium
phantly at Emma, who, seated, and
rocking herself nervously In a little
gilt rocking chair, was watching him
read. The letter continued:
"I could not bear to have him glvo
up tho position which he holds in
order to gratify my ambition, so tho
only way is for me to glvo up every
thing for his sake. I did not believe
that I could ever do it for any man,
but lovo is a wonderful persuader,
dear Uncle Harold.
"I do hopo that you and dear Aunt
Emma will not feel very badly. I am
sure that you will love my husband
when you know him, and I am con
fident that, when you think the matter
over, you will agree that, groat as
was tho honor I am renouncing here,
true love ought not to bo gainsaid for
any honor in tho world."
Again Harold paused and ejacu
lated: "Hooray! That girl is a trump!"
"Havo you finished?" Emma asked,
"Not quite, Chorub. Llston to the
"I havo wrltton to tho truBtoos to
tell thorn why I havo decided to de
cline tho presidency of the colloge;
and It seems host to mo to William
also that tho wedding should take
placo as soon as possible. I havo de
cided, too, that I should like to be
married here, from tho college whore
tho last flvo years of my life havo
been passd. In asking your permis
sion for this I am not unmindful that
you will bo sure to wish to havo mo
married from your own house; nnft
such would havo boon ray wish, too,
except that by being married hero I
can glvo pleasure to a largo number
of tho students who are dear to mo,
and who could not possibly como to
New York. Moreover, If I were man
rled from your Iiouso a simple wed
ding would bo almost out of tho ques
tion, and neither William nor I would
like a fashlonnblo ceremony. But( If
you would prefer It otherwise, wo shall
glvo up our own preferences. And
now, dear Undo Harold, let mo thank
you from tho bottom of my heart, and
thank Aunt Emma, too, for all tho
lovo and kindness you havo lavished
on mo lovo and kindness greater
than which you could not havo shawn
to any child. Indeed, I feel myself to
bo your child, and It Is with the nssur
nnce that you feel similarly toward mo
that I sign myself
Hnrold folded up tho letter with n
beaming expression, but tears in his
voice restrained him from speaking
for a few moments; then ho said, hap
pily: "What do you think of that?"
"I am not trying to think of It," Em
ma replied In a sepulchral tone. "I
suppose you will aid and abet her, as
"To tho extent of telegraphing her
ttf congratulations and high approval
of everything sho has decided upon,
if that is aiding and abetting," ho an
swered, seating himself at his desk
and searching fern a blank.
"She will probably bo married be
foro a justice of the peace," groaned
"Nonsense. Whnt if she is?"
"No proper ceremony; no suitable
dress; no Invitations; no wedding
cake, I dare say," she murmured, as
she rocked herself to and fro.
"You can send her a wedding cake,
you know," hazarded Harold.
"Somo women would be thankful to
be free from the bother of It all," sho
continued, without regard to his re
mark; "but there is a right way and
a wrong way of doing everything.
And," sho added, with a dreary sigh,
"If thero is a wrong way, Eleanor
alwayB chooses It. Of course, sho can
do as she sees fit, and of course, when
she comes to New York I shall have to
do what I can for her, Harold, because
sho is your nlcco; but it is perfectly
certain that she and I-are fated never
to agree on any possible subject
never never never!"
"Poor Cherub!" her husband an
swered, with genuine commiseration,
looking up from the telegram he was
composing, for he was touched by tho
melancholy In her voice. "And yet
I know," ho continued, "that as soon
as she comes here, there Is nothing
you will not do to mako her comfort
able and happy.
"I suppose I shall be just fool
enough," sho answered, with mourn
For somo minutes she rocked her
self with folded arms, whilq Harold
wrote and rewrote his telegram.
"Harold," sho said, finally.
"I have been thinking what wo shall
give them for a wedding present. They
will probably get vory llttlo silver,
and I think wo had better glvo them
spoons and forks. It may take some
tlmo to havo them marKed properly,
so tho sooner I order them tho bet
ter." "Just the thing, I should say," he
replied, as ho rose from the table, and
he stooped to kiss her, exclaiming
with proud fondness: "Thero is no
equal to you, Cherub, In tho whole
Emma received his embrace with
pleased complacency. Then sho look
ed up at him nnd said, before reading
tho telegram ho had dropped In her
"Do you know, Harold, I sometimes
think that if I had not married you,
you might have dono something very
AN ODD ODD FELLOW.
Paid to Learn the Signs and Was
Kicked Down Stairs.
"Of all the mean swindles I over ob
served," said an Odd Fellow, "the
meanest was ono down in Texas a
couple of years ago. I was living
thero at that tlmo, and ono of my
neighbors was a llttlo German saloon
keeper. Ho wanted to Join our order
tho worst way, but ho didn't llko put
ting up the Initiation fee.
"Ono day while the llttlo fellow was
dealing out bcor in his placo a seedy
looking individual entered and asked
him If ho was an Odd Fellow. The
saloon man said he wasn't, and then
tho seedy-looking chap offered to tell
him of all tho Inner workings of the
order for $5.
" 'You look like a pretty good fel
low,' said tho visitor, 'and as long as
I don't attend lodge meetings very
much any more, I'll glvo you tho grip
and all of tho secret passwords, so
that you can attend tho next session
"Tho saloonkeepor put up tho five,
and tho seedy-looking man explained
a queer grip to him and told him ol
all sorts of queer motions to make
with his hands as soon as he entered
the lodge hall.
"Woll, on our next meeting night up
camo tho llttlo Gorman. Whon the
doorkeeper stopped him he grabbeo
his hand and began going through nl)
sorts of antics. Then he put IiIe
thumbs to. his ears and began wiggling
"At this stago In tho proceedings
tho doorkeopor threw him down stairs
When ho loarnod how ho had boon
swindled ho swore out a 'John Doo
warrant for tho arroat of tho man whe
taught him the 'signs, but that Indi
vidual never appeared In town again.'
Tho Curate Scored.
A lato lamented and popular Dean
had, even when a curato, n pretty turn
of wit, and hardly over fallod to mako
his mark In encounter with his clerical
brethren. Speaking on tho mnrrlago
laws nt n rurl-dccanal meeting, pre
sided over by nn archdoncon, ho re
marked that "It was not gonorally
known that n man could not marry
his widow's cousin."
"Widow's sister, you mean," cor
rected tho prcsldont.
"No," replied tho youthful cleric,
"I mean widow's cousin."
Tho archdeacon was on his foot In
an Instant. His law must not bo
challenged by a curate. "I tell you,"
ho rejoined, "that a mnn may mnrry
his widow's cousin, but not his wid
ow's sister. You must really," ho con
tinued, amid murmurs of "Henr, hear,"
from tho clergy nround, not ono of
whom saw tho point, "allow mo to
know, and I BUggest thnt you examlno
more closely tho tables of affinity In
tho Prayer Book."
"But," persisted tho futuro dean,
"how can a man do anything In tho
way of marrying when his wlfo Is n
It was somo minutes beforo order
Was There All the Time.
"Negroes generally havo funny an
swors for almost ovory question," said
L. W. Mitchell of Atlanta to a group
of comrades at Camp Roosevelt dur
ing tho Grnnd Army encampment at
Washington. "You havo heard, per
haps, of tho fellow who was visiting
at tho sccno of the battlo of Antlctam
and mot an old woolly-bended African,
who took pleasure In explaining to
the visitor all 'facts' about tho en
gagement thorc. Tho negro was
asked If ho was present whon tho
light took placo and his answer was:
v " 'Sartlnly, sah; sure, wuz right
" 'Guess you saw tho whole thing,
i "'Deed I did, sah; an It wuz right
bllllous times, sah.'
" 'What position did you occupy?'
1 " 'I wuz down In do cellar, sah. I
got down dar to keep out do way of
de Yankees, enso I knowed dnt I
would bo blceged tor whoop for dem,
an' I knowed dat Marso Bob Leo didn't
spec dat of mo, bo I jls got own in do
cellar an' let 'em fight It out' "
Railroad Rolling Stock.
Last year 1G4.547 railroad cars
wcro built, Including cars for use on
elevated railroads, but exclusive of
streot and other electric cars. ThlB
13 considerably the largest record
which has over been mado In tho coun
try, and exceeds by 25,542 tho output
for 1901. These figures, of course, do
not Include cars built by railroads at
their own shops. Of tho cars recorded
approximately 1G2.G99 aro for freight
servlco and 1,948 for passenger ser
vice; 101,747 aro for domestic use and
2,800 aro for export. In 1901 tho total
number of cars built was 144,267,
which exceeded by 20,1(11 tho recorded
output for tho year 1900. Tho 1901
figures included also 5,202 street cars.
During last year 4,070 locomotives
wero built at tho various locomotive
plants in tho country, as against 3,384
In 1901. Tho real meaning of this fig-u-o
Is perhaps best realized by calcu
lating tho expenditure Involved, which
would bo nearly $48,000,000, If tho
average cost per locomotlvo Is assum
ed to bo 512.000.
A Courtly Prelate.
Tho Duchess of Marlborough, who
was Miss Consuolo Vanderbllt, took
tea on ono of the warships engaged
In tho sham battlo off Newport during
her visit to America last summer. A
young naval ofTiccr narrated tho other
day a story told him by tho duchoss
on this occasion.
"Sho said to mo," ho began, "that
tho custom of saying graco beforo
meat seemed to bo dying out every
where, and, she added, apropos of
this, that she had entertained a bish
op shortly after her settlement in
England, and the question of the omit
ted graco perplexed her not a little.
However, at the first meal which tho
uishop partook of at Blenheim palaco
no graco was said. The duchess apol
ogized for this, but tho prolate, smil
ing nnd bowing, said:
" 'Your graco is sufficient' "
Gen. Hooker's Statue.
The equestrian bronze of "Fighting
Joo" Hooker by Daniel C. French will
bo unveiled on tho grounds of the
statehouse in Boston on Juno 15. In
order to mako the ceremony more
striking It Is proposed to havo tho
regular field day of tho troops of Mas
sachusetts coincide with tho date of
the unveiling. Gen. Sickles and Gen.
Miles will bo present and veteran or
ganizations will attend with tho old.
battlo flags, A prominent place will
be given the survivors of Hooker's old
J NEXT ,
u WEEK u.
A Story of Cromwell's Time
AMELIA E. BARR
A splendid Romance of the middle
of the Seventeenth Century.
J NEXT ti
4i .WEEK u,
THE TRUST BILLS
WHAT ATTORNEY GENERAL
KNOX HA8 TO SAY.
ADMINISTRATION IS SATISFIED
The Legislation Will Give Opportu
nity to Test Many Points and Obtain
Useful Court Decisions Wlthhut
Harming Country's Industry.
WASHINGTON Attorney General
Knox, who Is known to havo proposed
many clauses of tho anti-trust bills
rocently pnsscd, being asked tho ad
ministration's opinion on tho legisla
Tho legislation affecting tho truBts
passed at this session of congress Is
satisfactory to tho administration nnd
tho prompt response to tho president's
requests Is highly gratifying. A long
stride In ndvanco hns been accomplish
ed and tho promises of last fall havo
been mado good.
Tho giving and taking of railroad
rebates Is now prohibited by a law ca
pablo of effective enforcement against
corporations as well as Individuals,
and tho courts of the United States
aro clothed with Jurisdiction to re
strain and punish violations.
Tho net creating the department ot
commerce vests In thnt department
comploto authority to lnvcsygnto tho
organization nnd business mcthbds of
corporations engaged In iutcrstato
and foreign commerce, and, to that
end, to compel the testimony of rcr
sons having tho desired knowledge.
Tho legislation is concise In its
tonus, but comprehensive In its scopo.
Under its provisions a fair opportu
nity will bo afforded to test tho effect
upon tho tendency toward Industrial
monopoly of Its guarantees of no fa
vors for tho great pioducor as against
tho small one.
Discretion Is lodged In the president
as to tho publication of facts useful
to the public and a wise administration
of tho law promises much thnt Is help
ful and nothing that Is harmful.
Tho law to expedite the hearing of
cases and giving nn appeal directly to
tho supremo court from tho court of
first instanco assures, within a rea
sonable time, nuthorltatlvo decisions
upon Important questions on tho
knowledgo of which future legislation,
If necessary, can bo confidently fram
ed. Upon the whole, the sltuntlon Is em
inently satisfactory and Is tho result
of concessions, modifications of vIowb
and forms of expression upon the part
of many onrnest and thoughtful mon
who have endeavored, within a brlof
session, to meet a rational public de
mand In a rational and effectivo way.
The Child Saving Institute of Omaha.
Tho child Saving Institute of Omaha
la distinguished from other organiza
tions In that this Institution In somo
cases allows parents and relatives to
know where tho children aro placed.
Somo years ago an appeal was mado
to another society to tako charge of
a llttlo girl nlno years of ago, whoso
mother had died in Omaha. Tho
grandmother of tho child, who was 70
years ot ago and very feeble, was
anxious to know where tho llttlo girl
would bo placed. This sbcloty said
"No, you can never know her loca
tion" Tho grandmother was anxious
to recolvo occasionally llttlo letters
that her granddaughter might wrlto.
Being refused, nn appeal was then
made to tho Child Saving Instituto of
Omaha and tho little girl was placed
In a homo near Fullerton, Neb., Blnco
which timo she has written many cdm
forting letters to tho old lady in her
declining years. It does not appear
to this Institution that any harm was
dono to tho child nor any ono clso, In
allowing her grandmother to know
her wheronbduts. Thero arc many
New Greek Letter Fraternity.
WASHINGTON, D. C A now secret
letetor fraternity named tho Sigma
Nu Phi, designed to emhraco chapters
In nil the law schools of tho United
States, has filed articles of Incorpor
ation hero. Members of other fra
tornltles will not bo admitted. Tho
membership will bo confined entirely
to undergraduates of law schools and
alumni associations and tholr facul
ties. It Is proposed ultimately to own
a fraternity houso in Washington and
to publish a paper here. Tho incor
porators aro membors of tho faculty
and undor graduates of tho National
University Cchool of Law.
EARTHQUAKES IN MEXICO.
Houses Thrown Down In Several
MEXICO CITY Tho stato of Guor
rero continues to roport many nnd
somewhat alarming earthquakes. Chll
panclngo, which two years ago was al
most destroyed by an earthquake, now
reports another, which throw down
houses, as also happened In tho towns
of Chllapa, San Diego and Mexlcal.
WA8 NOT LOOKING FOR WAR.
Uncle 8am Will Have Vessel on the
WASHINGTON, D. C Although It
was recognized hero that tho feeling
botwuon several of tho Central Amer
ican republics wns at high tension
becauso of tho political conditions ex
isting there, yet tho officials wcro not
propnrcd for reports thnt war had been
declared. No later than Saturday last
Sonor Lopez, tho Salvadorean minister,
had reassuring advices from his gov
ernment which indicated that tho peo
plo wero for peaco. Secretary Hay
has been exerting his Influences,
merely. In tho cnpnclty, however, of a
good friend, to prevent the outbreak
or hostilities In Central America.
Tho United States will soon havo
naval representation on tho Pacific
coast, as Admiral Glass is about to
loavo for Amnlapn Island, off Hon
duras. CONFE3SE8 TO THE HOLD UP.
Two Men Arrested at Butte for the
BUTTE, Mont Georgo Cole, under
arrest hero, has mnde a confession of
tho Burlington' hold-up of Wednesday
and implicates Georgo Howard, alias
Joo Klrby. Ho says thoy sent a boy
to hire a rig nt Morrow's livery stnblo
on South Main streot about 9:30 Tues
day night Thoy drovo to tho sccno
of tho hold-up end hold up tho train.
Klrby had two guns, but was too
drunk to uso them. Klrby Is tho mnn.
who Jumped on to tho unglno as tho
train was nearlng Homcstako and
compelled tho engineer to stop and
mado the flremnn get down. But for
Klrby's drunken condition, Colo snys,
thoy would have met with better suc
cess. Colo and his companion wcro
arrested because they had Just como to
town nnd answered tho general de
scription of tho two hold-ups.
HIS ANSWER IS EVASIVE.
Cleveland Does Not Say that He is
Not Candidate for President.
CINCINNATI In response to n dl
lect Inquiry as to whether ho was a
candldato or will accept another nom
ination for tho presidency tho follow
ing hns been received from former
President G rover Cleveland:
"PRINCEON, N. J. To tho Editor of
tho Times-Star, Cincinnati: Dear Sir
I havo received your letter of tho 4th
Inst, asking on behalf of tho Times
Star for an expression regarding my
Intentions as related to tho next demo
cratic nomination for tho presidency.
I cannot possibly bring my mind to
tho belief that a condition or senti
ment exists that makes any expres
sion from mo on tho subject of tho
least Importance. Yours very truly,
HE RETURNS TO MISSOURI.
Cole Younger Goe3 to the Scenes of
His Earlier Life.
ST. PAUL, Minn. Colo Younger, tho
pardoned bandit, left St. Paul and Min
nesota Saturday for his old homo In
Missouri, which he has not seen In
twenty-soven years, when ho left It to
participate In tho memorable North
field bank raid, which resulted In his
arrest and Imprisonment.
Younger had planned to leavo St
Paul Monday,' but ho received a tolo
gram Saturday afternoon stating that
his sister was seriously HI at Lee's
Summet, Mo., and ho decided to leavo
at once. Ho cannot, under tho con
ditions cf tho pardon, return to Min
nesota. Ho said ho intended to locnto
in Dallas, Texas, and would probably
go into tho stockrais:ng business.
Monster Aerolite Falls.
SALT LAKE, Utah. A special to
tho Trlbuno from Bingham, Utah,
"A largo meteor struck the earth In
tho vicinity of this placo at 4:01
o'clock Saturday morning. Tho fall
nig body, whon It collided with tho
earth, caused windows to rattlo and
tho houso to tremble, whllo a sound
llko a mighty clap of thunder awak
ened tho Inhabitants from their sleep.
Tho peoplo thought thero nad been nn
earthquake and much alarm was felt
until tho true naturo of tho shock was
To Help the Old Soldier.
WASHINGTON, D. C Represen
tative Aplin of Michigan introduced a
bill Monday granting a pension of $12
a month to all soldiers and sailors
who served at least ono year In tho
civil war. A bill Introduced by Rep
resentative Marshall of North Dakota
permits tho free transmission through
tho malls of pension papers mailed by
pensioners to pension agents.
Idaho Memorializes Congress.
BOISE, Ida. In the houso Monday
Roprosontatlvo Jenkins, tno republi
can loader. Introduced a Joint memo
rial to congross asking for anti-trust
legislation. Congress Is urged to
adopt tho regulations of President
Roosevelt on trusts.
Many Cattle Are Perishing.
BONESTEEL, S. D. Stockmen from
tho range country report that cattle
aro perishing by huudrods. A Tripp
county man lost over 300 steers.
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