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C W. SHERMAN, Publisher.
TLATTSMOUTH. : KEBRASKA
The News Condensed.
Important Intelligence From A!! Parts.
Tnc debate In the senate on the 2d on the
fmear schedule was preceded by three hours of
liM-usion of a resolution to throw open the
tloors of the committee investigating the
method of forming the sugar schedule, but no
vote was taken In the house a resolution
was introduced for non-interference with
Hawaiian affairs. A reduction in the wages of
laborers to cue dollar a day by the district
commissioners caused a resolution of Inquiry
to l e offered.
On the 4th the tenth week of the tariff debate
oetran In t he senate and an amendment was pre
sented to the bill declaring all combinations,
conspiracies, trusts, agreements or contracts to
be contrary to public policy and illegal and
void In the house the time was occupied in
discussing the state-bank tax bill. A senate
Joint resolution appropriating J10,(W0 to defray
the expense of the sutar Investigating com
mittee was agreed to.
In the senate on the 5th the amendment to
the tariff bill placing sugar on the free list was
lost, and an amendment fixing sugar duties, to
iro into effect January 1. 1S95. was carried by a
vote of 35 to a In the house bills were Intro
duced to provide for arbitration and to prevent
hostilities between labor and capital, and to
reimburse the soldiers of the rebellion or their
heirs for the average annual difference between
Fold and the value of the paper currency in
which they were paid.
The senate adopted a resolution on the 6th
for the appointment of a special committee of
five senators on the existing public distress
The tariff bill was further considered, and a
l.ill was introduced to preserve the purity of
national legislation In the house the bill to
repeal the lax on Hate bunk circulation was de
feated by a vote of ir' to lOi
0: the 7t!x the action of the attorney general
In claiming 15.000 .000 of the Stanford estate
was disvussed in the senate, after which the
tariff bill was further considered In the
house a bill for a new public building at Elgin.
111., was favorably reported, as was also one
for the survey of a sh'.p canal route from the
Ohio river to Lake Erie.
A i.kxaxder McI i kdy, who terribly
mutilated his stepbrother, Charles
Berry, was taken from the Golden
(Col. I jail and 13-nched after being- sub
jected to horrible brutalities.
Two hrothlhs named Donath while
clinging1 a well at St. Cloud, Minn.,
-truck pas at a depth of 45 feet, and
before held could reach them both were
Five blocks of dwelling's and busi
ness houses in Ottumwa. Ia., were de
stroyed by fire, causing a loss of S225,
000. A boy was burned to death.
A further postponement of the in
sanity trial at Chicago of Prendergast.
the murderer of Carter Harrison, until
the fall term of the criminal court was
!x an address before the Interna
tional Temperance congress in New
York Neal Dow denied that prohibition
had been a failure in Maine.
Floods continued to do great dam
age throughout Colorado and Oregon.
The farm and well machinery plant
tf R. R. Howell & Co. at Minneapolis
was destroj-ed by fire, the loss being
Jeff Crawford, the negro murderer
of W. P. Blackburn, of Bethesda town
ship, S. C, was lynched by a mob.
Andy Johnson, who killed five peo
ple at Pineville, Ky., in one day, was
killed by Jim Horn, whom he tried to
arrest at a dance. Horn was also
J. L. Bell, second assistant post
master general, resigned to become
traffic manager of the Jersej Central
The Winters Lithographing company
at Springfield, O., failed for 8151,000.
Harry Gill (colored) was taken
from the jail at West Lancaster. S. C,
by a mob and lynched, and Hill and
Parker, in jail for murder at Colfax,
Wash., met a like fate.
In the United States district court
at Owcnsboro, Ky., Judge Barr handed
down an opinion declaring the sep
arate coach law for whites and blacks
Strikers fired upon Powellton (W.
Va.) miners aud killed four of their
Cyclones swept over Tacoma. Wash.,
and Fort Scott, Kan., and a number of
persons were killed and great damage
to property was done.
United States deputy marshals were
guarding the Santa Fe road from
(strikers under orders from Judge
The visible supply of grain in the
United States on the 4th was: Wheat,
59,895,000 bushels; corn, 7,490,000 bush
els; oats, 2.600,000 bushels; rye, 252,
000 bushels; barley, 100,000 bushels.
Steele fc Walker, wholesale gro
cers at St. Joseph, Mo., assigned, with
liabilities estimated at $700,000.
Colorado mine owners agreed to a
settlement of the strike proposed by
Oov. Waite, who had ordered out troops
to secure its enforcement.
Leonard W. Marsh, of Kansas City,
shot his wife and daughter, but their
lives were saved by their corset.
Jealousy caused Joseph Lozeinski, a
Toledo, O., contractor, to kill his bride
of two weeks, and then to end his own
In a battle between the striking min
ers and the Indiana militia near Farm
ersburg four of the former were shot
dead. The strikers were burning rail
road bridges to prevent moving' coal
Robbers ditched a Mobile & Ohio
passenger train at Fisher's Lake, 111.,
and the engineer and fireman were fa
tally hart and many others injured.
The total fire losses in the United
States and Canada during May were
$10,777,800, making the losses for the
first five months of 1S94 aggregate S-3,-30.900,
against 800,637,650 during the
tame time in 1893.
Striking miners at Streator, 111., re
fused to allow the city waterworks to
Edward Daniels, a young farmer at
Perry Landing, Tex., killed three men
with whom he had a dispute.
Oscar J. Hodoens, of Springfield,
III., killed Mrs. Mollie Jones and then
ended his own existence by shooting1.
A qrsrrel was the cause.
Charles W. Pike, a commission mer
chant of San Francisco, failed for SI 00,
The Farmers' and Merchants' bank
at South End, O. T., closed its doors.
New Jersey's supreme court refused
to examine Miss Mary Philbrooke, a
woman law student, for admission to
Five boys, inmates of a Catholic
home in Tarrytown, X. Y., died from
eating a poisonous root, and seven oth
ers were seriously ill.
Desferate strikers took possession
of McKeesport, Pa., and non-union
men were terribly beaten and many
acts of violence committed.
By the explosion of a gasoline gen
erator in a laundry at Portland Ore.,
six Chinamen were killed and property
valued at $100,000 was burned.
Fifteen frame buHdings, compris
ing three blocks of the largest busi
ness houses in Pleasantville, la., were
destroyed by fire.
Drought, cold weather and frosts
have greatly retarded crops generally
in Minnesota, Illinois, Iowa and Mis
souri. Gov. McKinley ordered out a force
of 1,200 militiamen to the scene of the
coal miners strike in eastern Ohio
where strikers were interfering with
the movement of trains.
The McKeesport (Pa.) tube works
strikers forced the men at Duquesne
to cease work and destroyed several
Four colored men, James Wheeler,
Edward Green, James Holmes and Ed
ward Scraggs, were drowned at Bird's
Point. Mo., by the upsetting- of a boat.
Strikers attacked the Little mine
near Peoria, 111., and four of the de
fenders, including one of the proprie
tors, were wounded and one of the at
tacking party killed. The mine was
then set on fire.
Otis Haskins, living near Pittsfield,
111., was fleeced out of 5,000 by two
strangers who wanted to buy his farm.
The dead bodies of Eli Buret and his
wife were found on a lonely road near
West Hoboken, X. J. It was thought
that Buret first shot his wife and then
killed himself. Xo cause was known.
Many shots were fired in a skirmish
between strikers and guards at Farm
That American manufacturers are
finding new fields for their products is
shown by the exports for ten months,
which have reached the unprecedented
total of S153,305,2'J4.
Strikers stoned a Vandalia train
near Brazil. Ind.. killing the engineer,
William Barr, and injuring1 the con
ductor and a brakeraan.
King William, the largest horse in
the world, being 2"i2' hands high and
weighing 3.027 pounds, died at Chester
ton, Ind. He was valued at S10.000.
The town of Ruby City, Wash., was
completely destroyed by a flood.
A heavy frost in portions of Illinois
badly damaged corn, potatoes and
The German national bank at Den
ver. Col., closed its doors with deposits
of S853.000; resources, SI. 777,000.
Twenty members of the Denver in
dustrial army were said to have been
drowned by their boats capsizing in
the Platte river near Brighton, Col.
Lawrence Stemmer's house near
Shakopee, Minn., was destroyed by
fire and two children Ellen, aged 6,
and Gerome, aged 9 were burned to
It was said that seven lives were
lost in a battle between strikers and
militia at Mineral Siding, Col.
Theodore I. Hacghey. president of
the defunct Indianapolis national
bank, was sentenced to a term of six
years in the penitentiary.
James Parrish. his wife and child
were killed in a cyclone near Baker
Advices from Tacoma, Wash., say
the floods throughout the northwest
caused a loss of over 5,000.000.
Two more regiments were sent to
Belmont, O., on account of increased
Gov. Altoeld sent troops to Pekin,
111., to suppress the mining riots in
that vicinity. Sheriff Newton, of Dan
ville, said that Vermilion county was
in a state of severe anarchy.
PERSONAL AND POLITICAL.
The following' congressional nomi
nations were reported: Illinois, Eighth
district, G. W. Sindlinger (pro.); Twenty-first.
John J. Higgins (dem.). Mis
souri, Seventh district, John T. Heard
(dem.). Kansas, First district, n. C.
Solomon (pop.). Kentucky, James B.
McCreary (dem.) renominated. Maine,
Second district. Nelson Dinglej-, Jr.,
Ohio republicans in state convention
at Columbus nominated S. M. Ta3"lor,
of Champaign, for secretary of state;
O. T. Carson, of Guersey, for state
school commissioner; Charles E. Grace,
of Pickaway, for board of public works;
and John A. Shanck, of Montgomery,
for supreme judge. The platform in
dorses protection to home industries,
denounces the Wilson bill, denounces
the attempt of congress to destroy the
principle of reciprocity, denounces the
present democratic administration and
says its Hawaiian policy lias been a
national disgrace, favors bimetallism,
and indorses Gov. McKinley's adminis
tration of state affairs.
R. T. Walker, a retired army officer,
died at Salt Lake City. He was a na
tive of Pennsylvania, and was a
brother-in-law of the late James G.
J. W. Wilson, of Chicago, inventor of
the sewing machine that bears his
name, died at San Jose, Cal., while on
a visit to a daughter.
At the republican state convention
in Lewiston, Me., Henry B. Cleave?
was renominated for governor. The
resolutions favor international bi
metallism, the restriction of immigra
tion, and advocate a high protective
The Pennsylvania state prohibition
convention at Williamsport nominated
Charles L. Ilawley, of Scran ton, for
governor; II. L. Castle, of Pittsburgh,
for lieutenant governor; Charles Pal
mer, of Delaware, for auditor general,
and E. K. Kane and Rev. L. G. Jordan
Maj. E. N. Morrill, of Hiawatha,
was nominated for governor of Kan
sas in the republican convention at
Topeka, and W. A, Johnson was nom
inated for associated judge of the su
Congressional nominations were re
ported as follows: Indiana, Ninth dis
trict, J. F. Hanley (rep.); Thirteenth,
Lewis W. Boyse (rep.). Kansas, Sixth
district, William Baker (pop.) renomi
nated. Maine, Third district, Seth S.
Milliken (rep.) renominated.
The Arkansas republican state con
vention will be held in Little Rock
Naganab, chief of all the Chippewa
Indians, died at the Indian reservation,
at Fond du Lac, Wis., aged 99 years.
In 182(5, through his efforts, the treaty
was made by the Sioux and Chippewa
Indians by which they acknowledged
the sovereignty of the United States.
Rhoda Irwin died at Battle Creek,
Mich., aged 101 years. She was born a
slave on the plantation of Alexander
Irwin in Bedford county, Va.
William Dviut Whitney, professor
of the combined chairs of Sanscrit and
comparative philologj- at Yale, died in
New Haven, aged 07 years.
Ex-Gov. Rodman M. Price, of New
Jersey, died at his residence In Oak
land. He was the first person to raise
the stars and stripes on California soil.
The Wisconsin republicans will hold
their state convention in Milwaukee
The Ohio prohibitionists in conven
tion at Columbus nominated the fol
lowing ticket: Secretary of state,
Mark G. McCaslin; judge of supreme
court, J. . Rosenborough; state
school commissioner, Prof. F. V. Irish;
member of board of public works, H.
T. Earles. The platform favors equal
suffrage; money issued by government
alone; tariff as a defense against for
eign governments; government con
trol of railroads and telegraphs; one
day's rest in seven; pensions; revision
of immigration laws; extension of time
of naturalization; public schools in
English language; and opposes all
forms of license, local option or taxa
tion of liquor traffic.
Candidates for congress were se
lected as follows: Illinois. Eighth dis
trict, A.J. Hopkins (rep.) renominated;
Seventeenth, A. F. Smith (pro.). In
diana, Third district, R. G. Tracewell
(rep.); Tenth, Rev. S. M. Hathorn
(pop.); Eleventh. A. F. Benson (pop.).
Kansas, Fifth district, John Davis
(pop.) renominated. Kentucky, Eighth
district, Phil Roberts (rep.).
Colored republican clubs will meet
in national convention in Washington
Sf.nor Megnf.o, manager of the Pro
vincial bank of Baenos Ayres, com
mitted suicide. Irregularities had pre
viously been discovered in his accounts
to the extent of 81,300.000.
Premier Crisi! announced the res
ignation of the Italian cabinet.
Lord Roseijery's Ladas won the
English Derby amid the cheers of over
Ex - Postmaster General Wana-
maker presided at the jubilee celebra
tion of the Y. M. C. A. in Exeter hall,
London, and made an address.
The first constitutional convention
of Hawaii was formally opened in the
legislative chamber in the old govern
ment building in Honolulu.
Kaslo, a town of 1,200 population
in British Columbia, was entirely de-
stroved bv a flood.
Queen Victoria entertained the dele
gates to the Young Men's Christian as
sociation in her private gardens at
In the United States senate on the
Sth the diplomatic and consular appro
priation bill (l,57y,4:;s) and the army
appropriation bill (?23,6(M5,14S) were re
ported. The tariff bill was further
discussed. A resolution to set at rest
the claim of the United States against
the estate of Leland Stanford was laid
on the table. In the house the Indian
appropriation bill was considered. It
was decided by the committee on inter
state and foreign commerce to report
a bill for the acquirement of the Nic
aragua canal by the government and
for carrying on the work to comple
tion. Morton & Chesley, builders in Bos
ton, charge their cashier, T. C. Faxon,
with embezzling $50,000. '
There were 210 business failures in
the United States in the seven days
ended on the fth, against 183 the week
previous and 322 in the ccrrespondinjf
time in 1M3.
The National bank of Pendleton,
Ore., went into the hands of a receiver.
The great strike at Cripple Creek,
Col., was said to be at an end. the
striking miners having surrendered to
Gen. Brooks, commander of the state
Citizens of Cairo, 111., starved Gen.
Kelly and his commonwealers into an
agreement to get out of the county.
Isaac Kemi a negro, who murdered
Deputy Sheriff Ned Carver in West
over, Md., was taken from jail by a
mob and shot to death.
Five persons were seriously Injured
in a railroad wreck at Golden, Col.
Lawrence Spilleh was hanged at
Staunton, Va.. for the murder of Lot
tie Roe on April 2S last.
An assignment was made by the
Union Warehouse company of New
York, with liabilities of more than
Claims for 22.500,000 pesetas for cus
toms duties have been filed by the
United States against Spam.
Forty-seven graduates of the naval
academy at Annapolis were given
diplomas by Secretary Herbert.
One woman is dead and others were
very ill, the Tesult of drinking poi
soned coffee at Foster, Ind.
In many large cities a serious coal
famine was reported and numerous
factories had been closed.
The exchanges at the leading clear
ing houses in the United States during1
the week ended on the 8th aggregated
8004,353,820, against 8711,000,970 the
previous week. The decrease, com
pared with the corresponding week ia
1803, was 22 8.
Desperate Men Resort to Des
Blood Run as a Rrinlt of the Strike
Militia Has Its Hands Full The Mob
In Complete Control at Mc
Shelburn, Ind., June 6. The Evans
ville &. Terre Haute railway trestle,
half a mile above here, was badly
splintered early Monday morning by
dynamite or giant powder. The trestle
still bears up trains, but it furnishes
evidence of a terrific explosion. Min
ers indignantly deny that they are in
any way responsible.
United States Marshal Sent.
Chicago, June 6. United States
Marshal Arnold, with a large force of
deputies, went on a special train on
Monday to Streator in response to
orders by Judge Grosscup, on applica
tion of counsel for the receivers of the
Santa Fe raihoad, for the purpose of
arresting miners who are interfering
with the running of trains at Streator
and Coal City. The fact that the re
ceivers were appointed by the United
States court gives the federal authori
Outwitted by the Miners,
Terre Haute, Ind., June 7. Early
Tuesday morning the militia in the
Sullivan count j- mining district learned
J if vll
" LADAS," Lord Rosebery's Three-Year-Old Colt, with which the
Premier Won the Recent Derby at Epsom Downs.
they had leen outwitted and that five
cars of coal had been stolen from them
by strategy. Early in the morning'
the captured coal was burned on a
branch road to the Alum Cave coal
Massii.lon. O., June 7. An armed
peace has been maintained on the
southern end of the Cleveland, Loraine
fc Wheeling' railroad. General Man
ager Woodford has made no attempt
to move the loaded coal trains
and the strikers maintained a guard
around the 200 cars. They are even
suspicious of box cars and inspect their
contents before permitting- them to go
through. The inability of the Cleve
land, Loraine & Wheeling railroad to
continue the daily supplies of coal to
the Lake Shore at Elyria has reduced
that road to desperate straits and local
trains are beinsr taken off.
ItIoolh-d In Illinois.
Peoria, III., Tlnne 8.- Strikers to the
number of several hundred on Wednes
day charged the mine of E. Little fc
Co., a short distance from Wesley
City, drove the workingmen away with
loss of life and limb, and completely
destroyed the plant. The trouble
which culminated in the tr&gedy has
betm anticipated for a long time.
The killed and wounded are: Ed
Bloomer.killcd: shot through the'neck;
Jas. Little, fatally injured; Win. Dick
son, fatallj shot, has since died; Peter
Little, eye shot out. Others of the
miners were injured, and Feveral strik
ers were undoubtedly wounded, but
they were removed by their friends
before their identity could be estab
lished. The mine is a complete wreck.
All the buildings have been destroyed
The trouble was the outgrowth of
threats which have been made for a
long time. The Little mine is one of
the most prominent in this section and
supplies its entire output to the Peoria
& Pekin Union Railroad company, a
contract being made by the 3'ear. This
mine refused to suspend at the time
the great suspension was ordered,
April 21. The miners w ere getting what
thev desired and announced that they
would remain nt work, come what
might. The strikers immediately be
gan making threats and have visited
the plane, compelling the men to quit
work. The Littles were determined
to continue operations, and purchasing
a number of rifles placed them in the
tower of the building, fully 30 feet
high, and commanding a fine viewof the
mine. Recently the strikers again vis
ited the mine, but at the sight of the
arms fled precipitately.
Engineer Killed by Strikers.
Brazil, Ind.. June 8. William Barr,
engineer of freight train No. 1 extra,
west-bound on the Vandalia road, was
killed at 2 o'clock Wednesday after
noon by being hit on the back of the
head by a large stone thrown from a
mob of strikers. Conductor W. J.
Harshruan was badly hurt and
one -brakeman was slightly in
jured, being hit by a rock.
Strikers Shot Down. ,
Huntington, w. Va., June 8.
Fighting is in progress on the Ohio
side at Kenova bridge, the Norfolk &
Western railroad structure, guarded
for several days by a large force of
deputies. Two men have been killed
and four wounded. The guards on the
bridge were compelled to shoot into a
crowd of men who approached sus
piciously from the Ohio side. A miner
says the killed were John Kessler and
an Englishman named Redmond.
Will Stop Coal Traffic.
Ashland, Ky., June 8. The organ
ized miners of this district, in session
near Kilgore, decided to use force if
necessary to prevent the further de
livery of coal to local mills and fur
naces. The warnings will be sent out
at once and will likely be respected.
The strikers have obtained three
large cannon, two of which were used
by the Homestead strikers two years
ago and the other from Duquesne. They
were planted in a commanding posi
tion on the river bank about 200
yards apart and manned by eight men
each It is definitely known that at
least one of the guns is heavily loaded
with railroad iron. The position is such
that the guns can be trained on the Riv
erton bridges and the Pittsburgh, Vir
ginia & Charleston and Pittsburgh
McKeesport fc Youghiogheny railroads.
The men at the guns have orders to
fire if any attempt is made to bring
deputies into the city. The excite
ment over the situation is intense.
At 2:30 o'clock 6,000 strikers carrying
pit lamps left here for Duquesne, bent
upon destruction. When the mob
reached Duquesne it had increased to
8,000 strikers and sympathizers. With
yells thej' attacked the Duquesne tube
works, drove all the men at work out
of the plant, drew the fires and ran
the hot metal from the furnaces out
on the floors The reason the strikers
gave for their actions was that the
works were using "black sheep"' coal.
The assault was witnessed by thou
sands of spectators thronging the sum
mits of surrounding hills.
MEET ON THE FOURTH.
for the Convention of the National
Reform League in Chicago.
Chicago, June 8. A call has been
issued by the National Reform league
for a mass convention to be held in
this city on'the coming- Fourth of July
to inaugurate measures for "re
storing peace, concord and pros
perity to the inhabitants of the
country by readjusting its affairs
upon its time-honored princi
ples of liberty, justice and equality."
The call suggests "the propriety of all
the various organizations being called
together by their respective officers to
meet for a great common good,
upon one common ground, and
agTee upon a platform, concise, brief
and to the point, that the people may
choose between the English idea of
government, or that iustituted by our
illustrious forefathers."' The call de
clares that "the paramount necessity
at this time is patriots to preserve and
perpetuate our . republican institu
tions." VIENNA BOMBARDED BY HAIL.
One Soldier Killed and Several Injured
IOO.OOO Windows Broken.
Vienna, June 9. The worst hail
storm that ever visited this city com
menced at 7 o'clock Thursday morning.
In less than fifteen minutes the
city looked as if it had under
gone bombardment- It is estimat
ed that 100,000 windows were
smashed. Serious damage was done
in a field outside Vienna, where
a detachment of artillery with thirty
two guns was overtaken. The horses
bolted with fright in all directions
and thirty soldiers soon lay help
less on the ground. Several of them
were run over and one was killed.
Three officers were severelv injured.
Many persons were bruised by the
hail in the principal streets. The
fronts of many houses have the appear- j
ance of having been the target for a j
musketry volley. Telegraph and tel- j
ephone poles were blown down and '
the wires are stretched on the ground
like huge cobwebs, causing the death
of thousands of birds and stunnin
WON THE DERBY.
Lord Itoscbery's Wonderful Colt, I.adas,
Victorious at Epsom Downs.
London, June 8. Lord Rosebery's
good colt Ladas won the 115th derby
at Epsom Downs, and the premiers
prediction made in 1S71 that he would
marry the richest heiress in Europe,
be prime minister of England and win
the derby with his own horse has
The National tiranjje.
Springfield, 111., June 9. The special
committee of the Illinois state grange
ha perfected arrangements for the
annual convention of the national
g-range of the United States, which
will be held here commencing Novem
ber 14 and lasting ten days.
Ex-Judge John M. Broomall, whose
speech in congress on the civil rights
bill has become a classic, died in Media,
Even the Babies Loe the Drama In Spain,
In no other country is the theater as
popular as in Spain. After a bullfight,
the Spaniard loves the theater bet-t. A
true Spanish home is so dull that Span
ish men and women alike scarcely ever
spend a quiet evening' in their inner
circle. It is not to be wondered at,
therefore, that they should prefer to
leave their uncomfortable rooms to git
warmed and dazzled for a few hours ia
the glare of the teatro. It is there,
also, they see their friends, and con
tinue their habitual tertulia or gossip.
Even the children love the drama, play
or sainete, and on Sunday afternoons
and feast days their mammas deck
them up in finery and take them
to see the latest sensational play.
It is curious, indeed, to -watch a box
full of baby faces keenly interested and
devouring a terrible drama full of har
rowing scenes, or laughing at a short
play full of wit and piquant jokes. It
does not seem at all natural to see chil
dren taken to these spectacles, but
Spanish children are little old men and
women, and a fairy pantomime would
be too dull for them.
In Madrid there are almost as many
theaters as churches. They are very
commodious, splendidly decorated, and
all built after the same model. A larre
stage, a pit full of cozy red velvet buta
cas, or stalls, where ladies and gen
tlemen sit together, and round the
house the palcos, or boxes, large and
airy, with looking glasses, chairs and
carpets. Above the tiers of boxes is
the paraiso, paradise, or cheap gal
lery, which derives its name from its
vicinity to the sky. The Madrid opera
house is perhaps smaller than the
Grand opera house or Covent garden,
but is by far more convenient. It re
minds one of a dainty ladies' iKiudoir,
it is so fresh and bright with its red
and gold decorations, and pretty fres
coes. The royal box itself is a gem,
with Mpetonnel walls and the arms cf
Spain above the red and gold curtain.
This Is the only small royal box. as the
queen never uses the immense oue tht
occupies the center of the house, except
on very grand occasions. Behind the
queen's box is a pretty saloon. whre
the can retire to take refreshments 1
tween the acts. There is a telephone
there, and it was through it that t r
majesty received the news of Mrnt
pensier's death one night when (he
opera was going on. Philadelphia
How Invalids May Obtain Some
Good Effects of Exercise.
About fifteen years ago Maj. -Gen.
Drayson, of the British arnrv, often
suffered, especially at night, from a
severe pain in the region of the heart.
He believed he was doomed to die soon
of heart disease. About that time cer
tain of his experiences in the mountains
of India led him to believe that his
I heart pain might be due to insufficient
oxygenation of the blood. He, there
fore, tried to relieve it by breathing
rapidly at the rate of about forty
breaths a minute. In a few seconds the
pain ceased and did not return that
After that, he says, he always resort'
ed to the same expedient, and invaria
bly with success. As time went on the
pain ltecame not only less frequent, but
, less -severe, and now, if there is the
slightest indication of it, rapid breath-
1 ing prevents its arrival at maturity.
I He thereupon brings forward many
instances in support of his belief that
: some of the advantages of moderate tx-
' ert ise are to be gained by simply breath-
I ing rapidly. Rapid breathing is an ef
fect of exercise, and this is beneficial
1 Ijecause the rapid breathing gives the
j blood plenty of oxygen.
Invalids or others who can not take
exercise can obtain some of its good
I effects by deliberately passing much
: pure nir through the lungs. Rapid
breathing is particularly helpful in
: cases of sleeplessness and restlessness.
j The air must of course be pure, eNe
rapid breathing can have no goxl
effects. Hundreds of thousands attri-
j bute disease to themselves when noth-
l ing is wrong except their habit cf
breathing air impure from tobacco,
smoke, gas-burning, or simply from a
lack of ventilation.
' Impure air makes impure blood and
impure flesh. Thus those who consume
6uch air fall quickly into and before
disease. They can not endure an open
j window or door because they feel cold,
this sense of coldness being in many
! cases simply a symptom that the blood
j has been vitiated by the breathing of
j To breathe air laden with human ex
halations is not a whit more sensible,
as Gen. Drayson observes, than to drink
liquid sewage for a beverage. Youth's
Ife-neflts of Education.
Education does two things for th
household it gives a certain amount ot
information that is of direct service
und it gives a training that is of indi
rect but even greater value. The In
formation immediately gained comes
j through the study f art, chemistry,
i economics, physiology and psychlogy.
! The study of art should enable the
housekeeper to build and furnish her
house with taste; of chemistry, to pro
vide for its sanitary construction and
for the proper preparation of all food
materials: of physiology, to study the
physical development of her children;
and of psychology, to observe their
mental growth and base her training
upon it. If this were all it might be
said that for a young woman contem
plating the care of a household the best
possible preparation would 1 a four
years college course. Chicago News.
The empress of Japan, who re
cently celebrated her silver wedding, is
not only a very pretty woman, but very
intellectual, and has great strvngrb
and beauty of character. Her particu
lar hobby is the Peeresses' school, .vhich
she has established in Tokio; and sho
has a suite of apartments there.
Justice 0"Halloran- -"Have you ncv
children. Mrs. Kelly?" Mrs. Kelly -"J
hov two livin' an' wan married. Bo
ton iiom Journal
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