The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, July 19, 1901, Image 6

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    People and
T EVents
President of Chile.
Don Jerman Riesco. who at the elec
tion in Chile on Tuesday last, re
ceived a majority for president, was
supported by most of the liberals and
radicals and by part of the Conserva
tive party. He is a relative of the re
tiring president. Senor Errazuriz.
Don Pedro Montt. Riesco's opponent,
was supported by a majority of the
conservatives, or clericals, and by part
of the liberal party. Both Senor Riesco
News and Views
an Senor Montt are moderate
JVot keeping Appointment.
Carelessness in keeping appoint
ments Is one cf the evils of the age.
Time was when it was considered a
point cf honor to be exact in such
matters, and the person who did not (
fulfil hi3 promises was not regarded
as lit to do business with. Most men
today will promise anything, and at
the moment have no thought of meet
ing an engagement unless it is to their
own Interest to do so. Punctual men.
honorable men. faithful to every trust, j
pend a large part of their time wait
ing for irresponsible lagards who
either arrive not at all. or if they do
arrive are half an hour late and full
of lame excuses. These men are rob
bers, stealing the time of others in ac
commodating themselves
TO hen Extremes Meet.
Extremes met et the recent confer
ring of degrees at the University of
Melbourne. The duke of Cornwall
and York received his D. C. L. and an
engine driver in the employ of the
Victorian railway department, James
Horatio O'Connell. took the degrees of
master cf arts and bachelor of science.
O'Connell is a towering Irish-Australian
giant, and he gained these aca
demic distinctions by his own unaided
efforts, by constant study In his leis
ure hours, indomitable pluck and per
Indian Tries Injunction.
A decidedly interesting situation is
developing in Oklahoma, where the
United States federal government has
been planning to throw open for set
tlement the lands of the Kiowa, Com
anche and Apache Indians on Aug. 9.
says an editorial writer in the Chicago
News. As has happened heretofore
when Indian lands were opened for
settlement, the "boomers" in large
numlx-rs have lined up along the bor
der of the territory. Some of them. In
their anxiety lest they be unfortunate
in the distribution, have crossed the
line, in spite of all restrictions, stak
ing out claims which seem desirable
and preparing to seize and hold them
by force. To obviate this, the federal
officials have arranged a novel plan
of drawing lots: the man drawing the
first number receiving the right to take
his pick, the one drawing the next
number securing second choice and
so on.
As there are only 13. 473 homestead
claims, it was certain that many of the
boomers must be disappointed and the
prospects for an open clash were
bright. Now, however, a new and
wholly unexpected complication ap
pears in the shape of a protest from
poor Lo himself. The humble red
man, in the person of one Lone Wolf
through his attorneys, propose to plead
in the courts that under the constitu
tion "no person shall be deprived of
life, liberty or property without due
process of law," and that therefore the
taking of the Indian's land is uncon
stitutional. Whether or not Lo is a
"person" is for the courts to discover,
Certainly he has not always been treat
ed as such, but his present attitude of
resistance indicates that he may have
been undergoing a process of evolution
which is turning him into one.
Current Topics
French Canadian Aids 'Britain.
Edouard Girouard has left South
Africa, and is now in England for rest
and change. He is one of Kitchener's
5young men." and has had charge of
all the South African railways during
Kitchener's campaign. Sir Edouard Is
a French-Canadian, and accompanied
Ixird Kitchener to the Soudan in the
'80s as a subaltern in the Engineers.
He is now a colonel and a K. C. M. G.,
so his advancement has been almost as
rapid as that of bis chief.
Heath of John FisKe.
A popular vote undoubtedly would
have given John Fiske the foremost
ly executed. His sudden death now
To Christen the tSrujeton.
Isabel Truxtun. a reigning beauty of
Norfolk, Va.. is to christen the torpe
do boat nan-ed after her illustrious an
cestor. Commodore Thomas Truxton
(bom 1775, died 1S22), who was voted
a gold medal by Congress. Her fath
er, the late William Thalbot Truxtun,
U. S. N., was the grandoon or the commodore.
In the daily war for supremacy now
waged In Parl3 between the police and
the motormea the former are constant
ly devising fresh methods for catching
the latter in the act of furious driving.
The authorities have just made a new
move by investing in a large stock of
high-priced chronometers. Special po
licemen have been provided with these
instruments and sent to the Bols de
Boulogne to watch offending automo
bilists. The policeman takes up his
stand on a given spot, the distance
from which to another point in view
has previously been accurately meas
ured. cen a motorman passes the
first place the policeman times him
during his progress to the second, and
when he reaches the latter invariably
nabs him for furious driving. In nine
cases out of ten the automobilist can
only plead guilty when confronted by
the unimpeachable evidence of his time
taken on a first-class chronometer.
The Counte3 of Strafford retired
from society entirely on the death of
Queen VIctoriak
but will resume
lavish entertain
ment as soon as
the period o f
mourning is over.
Her ladyship, pre
vious to marrying
a title, was the
enormously rich
widow of Samuel
Colgate, a soap
manufacturer o f
New York. The earl was killed by a
train In England and his estate went
to a brother, the countess having
meantime expended a large amount of
money In rehabilitating the Strafford
family mansions.
The late Senator Villeneuve of Mon
treal bequeathed $25,000 to Laval Uni
versity for the founding and endow
ment of a chair to be known as the
.Villeneuve chair.
A six months cruise will decrease
the speed of the ship 15 pit cent.
place among living American histori
ans. His fame grew steadily as each
succeeding year added a new link to '
the elaborate series of American his
tories which he had planned and part
leaves that enterprise unfinished, but
the portions completed are still suf
ficient to give him a permanent place
by the tide of Parkman, whose succes
sor in many respects he was. In artis
tic beauty cf diction he was not Park-
man's equal, but in breadth of knowl
edge, of sympathy, and of outlook he
had no superior among all the his
torians the nation has produced. Pro
fessor Fiske was familiarizing Amer
icans with the history of their coun
try from the date of its discovery. He
had the faculty of infusing interest
into the driest periods. His historical
knowledge was encyclopedic, yet with
his great powers of memory he also
had a rare judgment that enabled him
to tell the interesting things and leave
out the rest. He wrote history as a
good novelist writes stories. While his
work was not always free from error.
it was in the main remarkably re
liable. He did not aim at the bril
liancy of Macaulay or Froude. but he
was more just and more accurate. He
did not describe the manners, customs,
and conditions of the people as Mc-
Master does, for the longer period of
time he covered would not allow of it.
His tolerant spirit, his kindly but
judicial attitude, and his clear and
natural English make his books de
lightful reading.
After Long Ser-Vice.
T. S. Gold of Cornwall. Conn., has
resigned as secretary of the Connecti
cut state board of
agriculture after a
continuous service
of thirt y-f our
years. Mr. Gold
claims that the
Seckel pear is the
acme of perfection
in fruit, thereby
challenging the
old saying that
might have
a better
A Fossil Mine.
The state of Wyoming is a geological
wonderland, for. geologically speaking,
it is the newest land on the continent.
There are very rich fossil deposits In
the state, the remains varying in size
from little invertebrates to the giant
dinosaurs. In the richest portion there
has been established a fossil quarry,
situated in the extreme southwestern
part of Wyoming, near the town of
Kemmerer. at the summit of a moun
tain 8.200 feet above the sea level. The
geological formation is known as the
'Green River Tertiary." The share
here is laminated and carboniferous
and some streaks are bituminous, car
rying paraffin and oil in large quanti
The quarry is worked exclusively by
hand and there are no blasting opera
tions. The shale is split into slabs,
broken with sledge hammers and
thrown over the bank by hand. From
the top of the quarry to the "floor," a
few feet below, the shale contains fos
sils. When the slabs containing the
specimens are cut and taken out they
are very moist and are dried out to
about a third of their original weight
before the cleaning process begins. It
is difficult to clean the fossils when
the shale is too dry. for it requires the
utmost skill and care to clean the more
delicate specimens. Knives and saws
made especially for the purpose are
A hut or cabin is situated at the foot
of the mountain, more than a mile
from the quarry, and the workmen
bring the slabs to this place to prepare
them. The specimens when they are
properly cleaned are exceedingly beau
tiful, the fishes with all their bones
outlined being especially interesting.
The Green river fishes are considered
the finest specimens of fossil fishes.
Each ghoald Fit Herself for Somtthlng
a m Vocation.
The strenuous life of today demands
that a young woman, no less than a
young man, should have definite Ijleas
concerning a career, and that her edu
cational work, and particularly her
college training, shall be along the
line of preparation for such career. At
least, this is the opinion that is en
tertained by the up-to-date girl and her
family, and the number of young glrla
who are entering the professions or
fitting themselves for business life
proves that the contingent of the com
munlty which believes in professional
or business careers for women is a
large one and steadily growing. There
is one woman in town a prominent
worker in clubs and philanthropic as
sociations who has carved out a ca
reer for herself in a literary way. and
is desirous and even anxious that her
boys and Kirls shall have a definite
life work. Three of the children have
pretty well defined ideas as to wha.
they desire to make their life work,
including the elder girl, who is yet at
college. The remaining child, the sec
ond daughter, has no settled opinions
as to her "career," and her mother, in
discussing her children's futures with
a friend, said recently, in response to
her visitor's comment upon the pretti
ness of this young girl: "Yes, she is
pretty, but there it ends. She Is just
a dear, pretty goose, without any spe
cial ability or inclinations, and I sup
pose she'll have to marry." The tone
more than the words conveyed the Im
pression that marriage was the opposite
of a desirable career, and the resort
only of the girl with mediocre talent,
supplemented by considerable personal
charm, although the woman who made
the observation was the happiest of
wives and has never entirely recov
ered from the effects of her husband's
death some years ago. Kansas City
A Princess' Carrier.
The first-born of the king and queen
of Italy will take her outings in an
II Hits Cpoo Stage Joke Not Made to
"Stage jokes are rarely made to or
der," said Dan Daly to a writer in the
New York World. "Mine turn up in
all sorts of queer ways. In a barroom
the other night I heard a fellow say
he was going to open a saloon on
Broadway. 'Who did you ever whip?'
asked the bartender. The next night
I worked it into 'The Girl From Up
There, and it gets a bigger laugh
than anything else I say. My most suc
cessful stage joke the golf story
came to me by accident, too. One after
noon while lounging about the Casino
stage I picked up a scrap of news
paper that had evidently been used to
wrap up something. In glancing It
over I found the golf story, credited
to 'Exchange. I don't even know what
paper it was, as part of the page was
torn off. It looked like one of those
patent in. sides used in small towns.
The odd thing about it all was that I
was never allowed to tea tne wnoie
story. You know It goes on to explain
that after you hit the ball you walk
a mile, and that if you find It the same
day you win. At that point the audi
ence thought the climax had been
reached and laughed. The first time
tried to finish the story, but nobody
heard me and I never tried It again. It
would have been useless. The story
continues that if you don't find the ball
the same day you send your man to
look for it the next, and if he finds it
he wins. After awhile I saw that the
audience was right and that the story
really ended better where they insist
ed it should. At first, though, it mad
me pretty mad."
The Chicago newrpapera and the
Chicago public have become greatly
excited over the mysterious society
known as the White Boxers. Thisorgan
ization (in its secret councils) has be
gun a war of conquest against the dark
er races, using the "heathen Chinee"
as an object of peril to the Caucasians.
Iu their meetings the "Boxers" wear
gowns and masks. Their organization
came about as a result of the publica
tion of William Roe's "Boxer Book."
This book first saw the light in Chi
cago and was freely distributed among
people of advanced thought. It dem
onstrated (to the satisfaction of the
author) the fact that inasmuch as the
darker races of mankind are more pro
lific than the whites, the Mongolians
and Africans will In time rule the
earth, with the whites as slaves. It Is
shown that the darker races already
form by far the most numerous divis
ion of the human family. It therefore
advises the whites to follow up the
Biblical injunction to "increase and
multiply," that the ratio of increase in
population over the darker races may
ward off the peril.
The negroes of Chicago are naturally
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Indignant at the proposition, and have
called meetings of protest. In the
meantime the Boxers are said to be
increasing at a rapid rate, and the
sales of the "Boxer Book" are aid to
be enormous. A public meeting was
held at the Chicago Auditorium Sun
day, and was addressed by the chief
of the Boxers, who wore gown and
The speaker was accompanied by
two other men similarly masked and
robed. After the meeting the threo
disappeared through a rear door and
all attempts to trace them were in
vain. Their identity was a mystery to
every person in the audience but one
Frank Finsterbach, 3030 Archer
avenue, and he refuses to divulge it.
The speaker stated that the very ex
istence of the white race was threat
ened by the Mongolians and negroes
and that unless something was done
the Caucasians would be swept from
the face of the earth. lie advocated
war beginning first with education
and ending with cannon and sword.
He told of the new society formed to
promote this war, and asked his hear
ers to join.
The only man in Chicago publicly
identified with the movement who
knows the Boxer leader is Mr. Finster
bach. He says that among those iden
tified with the Boxers is a Chicago
writer who is well known and who is
the author of a pamphlet containing
the statement of the beliefs and prin
ciples of the order.
He also says a Chicago philanthro
pist who is a millionaire is backing
the movement financially. The order
in Chicago has one secret lodge, which
meets in a place unknown to all ex
cept a very fw and whos head is the
speaker referred to. '
In connection with the organization
is a free school at the People's Insti
tute, Leavitt and Van Buren streets,
where children are instructed in elo
cution, music, dancing and athletics.
Sunday's gathering was the first
public meeting of the society, but
hereafter one is to be held regularly
every Sunday.
English perambulator. The baby prin
cess l clanda is not to te wheeled
through the parks of the imperial cas
ties in an old-fashioned baby carriage.
but in what is known as an imperial
canoe pattern, mounted on tee springs
and proof against jolting and anything
that may jar the good nature of the
royal infant.
Princess Yolanda's perambulator
was made by a London manufacturer.
Its entire framework, including the
wheels, is silver-plated. The body of
the little vehicle is painted a pure
white and the interior is lined with
a rich white satin, with an elaborate
awning of white corded silk, with fine
lace to protest the precious occupant
from the Italian sun.
than the strawberry, but doubtless He
never did."
The Marquis of Ripon, who recently
celebrated his golden wedding, has
been a dairyman for years. In and
about the picturesque town of Ripon.
Yorkshire, may be seen milk wagons
bearing his formal title, "The most
noble the Marquis of Ripon." He also
has a milk store in London, where
country dairy products are sold.
The Empress of Japan is just about
a year older than the emperor, al
though she seems younger. She 13
rather fine looking from a Japanese
standpoint, being short and petite. She
now dresses in European style, al
though when first married she wore
Japanese clothes and blacked her teeth.
as did all good Japanese wives thirty
years ago. Today her teeth are as
white as those of any American
beauty and her clothes are of the lat
est Paris fashion.
Chairman Burton and eleven mem
bers of the river and harbor commit
tee, after their return from Alaska, ex
pect to visit the "inland empire."
They will inspect the Columbia and
Snake rivers from Portland, Ore., to
Iewiston, Idaho.
J. W. Hell, member of the Canadian
lower house of parliament, suffered a
paralytic stroke on July 1, and is now
at death's door. He was elected to a
seat in parliament from Addlngton In
1882, and with the exception of the
term of 1891-6 ha3 served ever since.
He is considered one of the most en
ergetic and popular members of the
King Edward VII has accepted from
Scctt Montagu, M. P.. a number of
American bronze turkeys, taken to
England In a wild state. They will
be housed at Sandringham.
Prince Ferdin
and of Bulgaria, it
is reported, will
shortly become en
gaged to Princess
Junta, a younger
daughter of the
Prince of Monten
egro, and sister of
the Queen of Italy.
The matchmaker
in the case Is said
to be the czar himself.
Giants Kettles la Mlanciot.
In the Interstate Park, near Taylor's
Falls, Minnesota, has been discovered
a singular group of "giants kettles,"
or potholes, covering an area of two
or three acres and ranging in diameter
from less than a foot to 25 feet, and
in depth from one foot to 84 feet. They
have been bored in exceedingly hard
rock, and In many cases they are like
wells in shape, the ratio of width to
depth varying from one to five up to
one to seven. Mr. Warren I pham
ascribes their origin to torrents fall
ing through glacial " moulins" at the
time when the northern territory of
the United States was buried under
ice. As with similar pot-holes else
where, rounded boulders are occasion
ally found at the bottom of the cav
Modern Art Not Appreciate. I.
Unless some very marked change
comes soon in the position of affair
artists will have cause to remember
the present season as one of the worst
on record, says a London newspaper.
Not for many years have the sales at
the art galleries been so disappointing
A diub by a man who has been dead
long enough will fetch hundreds or
even thousands, while a better piece of
wck by a living artist will not find a
Earthquake Swallows a Lake.
An earthquake wrecked several
buildings in the town of Aulton. Mex
ico, and then passed on to Zopothon,
where it sported with the waters of a
big lake. At first the waters seemed
in a state of great agitation, and then
they subsided and gradually disap
peared. The earthquake had caused a
fissure In the bed of the lake, and
through this the lake had passed out
of sight.
The old court house in Williams
burg. Va., where Patrick Henry made
his famous speech on the stamp act, is
still in existence. It is used for ju
dicial purposes and every Saturday
morning petty offenders are tried
Oar Population and Great Britain's.
Forty-one and one-half millions of
people are now crowded into the
United Kingdom, says the National
Geographical Magazine: A similar
density of population in the United
States would mean a total population
in this country, excluding the depend encies,
of about one billion thirty-six
Carnegie Invites Johnston.
John Johnston is in receipt of a per
sonal letter from Andrew Carnegie, in
which the multi-millionaire invites the
Milwaukee Scotchman to visit him In.
Scotland. Mr. Camegle writes that he
will give Mr. Johnston a "genuine
Highland welcome." Milwaukee Wis
consin. He who would be long an old man
must begin betimes. -
Jtflent Multi-Millionaires.
The reticence of the multi-million
aires is provoking. Several of them
Mr. J. Pierpont Morgan among the
number, lately returned from Europe
Tney had been on the ocean in close
communion for the better part of
week. They must have spent most of
their time in discussing grave affairs
of business, just as statesmen of the
same party, if thrown together on
steamer, would have discussed great
matters of state and would have out
lined a political policy for the com
ing season. The "community of inter-
eat" men who were together on the
Deutschland must have outlined their
fall campaign. What it is they will
not say, but the people would like to
know. Statesmen are not always taci
turn. They are often willing to take
the public into their confidence. It
enables them to get along better than
if they were resolutely silent about
their plans. Often they throw out
hints of what they intend to do, and
if they find a cold response they
change their tactics and escape mak
ing a blunder. It would not be a bad
idea if'the financial and industrial po
tentates of today were to try this prac
tice occasionally and put out feelers
to find whether the community will
take kindly to some grand scheme they
have In mind. If the men of high
finance and consolidated industry arc
to continue to play the important part
they have been playing of late they
ought to reign like constitutional rul
ers and be a little less reserved. They
should be as accessible as senators,
cabinet officers, and presidents, and oc
casionally they should be communi
cative. If they have in mind further
invasions and subjugations of Euro
pean Industries the people will be
pleased to know it. If they are plan
ning to combine more railroads and
consolidate more Industries, or If they
have decided that the Dingley tariff
schedules can with safety be reduced
or reciprocity treaties ratified, they
should give the public a preparatory
hint. Chicago Tribune.
Lord Strathcona, who will soon
visit Canada, will spend part of the
fall at Invercoe House, Argyllshire,
Scotland. He owns the Glencoe grouse
moors and has rented several neigh
boring moors besides a deer forest.
Grant? Hoy hood Street heart
Georgetown. O., Correspondence
Mrs Lucinda Power, who died here re
cently, is said to have been one of Gen
eral Grant's boyhood sweethearts.
When Grant was elected President he
made Mrs. Power postmistress of
Bartlett Bailey, a brother of Mrs.
Power, to pass the examination that
gave young Grant a chance to go to
West Point.
Mrs. Power's husband. Dr. Henry
Power, died in 1858, and subsequently
JJfs. Ziiiein da Power '
Georgetown, giving color to the roman
tic tale.
Mrs. Power was the second daughter
of Dr. George B. and Jane Bailey, who
were the nearest neighbors of the
Grant family while residents or
Georgetown. It was the failure of
their three children died, leaving Mrs.
Power the sole survivor of the fam
ily. On the first visit General Grant
made to Georgetown after his mar
riage he Introduced Mrs. Power to his
wife as one of his old sweethearts.
That was in the summer of 1876.
4af Historic Hotel to be Torn Dobvn.
ti.. f,imHiir and fixtures of the last week without reserve preparatory
Bate- House at Indianapolis were sold to the destruction of the historic old
building, which will now be removed
to make way for a modern hotel. The
old Bates will be wiped out wholly,
even to its name. For fifty years the
Bates was the most noted hotel In In
diana, and for a long time it has been
one of the most famous hotels in the
country. The house was built in 1852
by Harvey Bates, Sr., in whose honor
it was named. Its first cost was $60,
000, a goodly sum for an investment of
this kind in a small western town. A
few years later improvements and ad
ditions to the cost of $75,000 were
made. Under its various ownerships
the hotel entertained many eminent
men. Lincoln stopped there before the
civil war. President Johnson spoke
from its balcony, Stephen A. Douglas
was a guest within its walls, and all
the noted Indiana statesmen honored
the hotel with their presence at one
time or another. Another national
event in which the Bates figured was
tne fuaeral of the late Vice President
ffendrieks. and to whose obsequies
eminent men came from all parts of
tile country.