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January 23, 1896.
THE NEBRASKA INDEPENDENT.
NO MILITIA ORDERED OUT BY THE
RECOGNITION FOR CUBA.
The President Is Expected to Boon Issue
a Proclamation Recognizing the Bel
ligerency of the Patriots The
Cession of Cuba to England .
Would Be Resisted by
Washington, Jan. si. A flat denial
is given at the War department to the
report from Florida that the depart
ment has requested the governor of
that state to put the Florida troops in
readiness to take the field at a mo
ment's notice. In the first place, it is
said the President has no constitution
al or lawful authority to make such a
request, and in the next place there is
no emergency that would justify the
calling out of the 1,200 men who make
up the Florida militia.
The rumor was current here and
elsewhere in the East last night that
President Cleveland had learned that
Spain, despairing of a successful ter
mination of the war, had offered to
sell Cuba to Great Britain. The rumor
seemed to be confirmed by dispatches
from Florida. The governors of the
Southern states, according to advices,
had been requested by the War de
partment to prepare the State militia
men for immediate service. Troops
were reported on the move in Florida,
and the belief was held in some quar
ters that the flying squadron of Great
Britain was destined for service in
The cessation of Cuba to Great Brit
ain would certainly be resisted by the
United States and on these grounds
sensational war predictions were sent
Nothing is known at the depart
ments about the alleged offer of sale
of Cuba. However, a crisis has been
reached in the Cuban war and Presi
dent Cleveland is said to have pre
pared a proclamation, which may be
received in the near future' rec
ognizing the belligerency of the
patriots. The President, it
is declared, intended to recognize
the insurgents last week, when he
learned of the recall of
Campos, but under the circumstances.
the executive thought that such recor-
n ; : : 1 .3 v i i .
nitition would be
rcgarueci as irtOp-
portune and unfriendly to Spain, and
he therefore withheld the important
document, pending the appointment of
a successor to Campos. Now that
Campos has been retired ; there, is ap
parently, no reason for withholding
Coupled with the rumor of pending
negotiations for the cession of Cuba to
the English crown comes an additional
assertion that President Cleveland
may go beyond the original proposi
tion and recognize the independence
of Cuba. This, however, must be
taken with a large grain of salt.
, There is an important distinction be
tween independence and belligerency.
Belligerency can be recognized when
insurgents have established themselves
on a basis of apparent permanen
cy by having military establishments
able to cope with the armies
of the parent country and having es
tablished a form of government. In
dependence, on the other hand, ac
cording to the principle and invaria
ble practice of the United States, is
recognized "only when the legal gov
ernment of another nation, by its es
tablishment in the actual exercise of
political power, is supposed to have re
ceived the express or implied assent of
The London Globe's Arrogant Talk.
London, Jan. 2L The Globe this
afternoon in an article condemning
the attitude of the United States Sen
ate committee on foreign affairs, says:
"The English people will not stand
much more flouting from anybody,
and these gentlemen, whom we credit
with no more exalted sentiment than
the wish to stand well with their Irish
constituents, may very easily find
themselves face to face with a situa-
tioft that could only be called appalling-V
President's Reply in the Bayard Matter.
Washington, Jan. 31. -The Presi
dent sent to the House his reply to the
resolution calling upon him for in
formation as to what he had done
about the matter of the speeches de
livered by Ambassador Bayard. He
transmits copies of the two' speeches
in iun ana aiso copies ol the letters
from Mr. Bayard, explanatory of them,
No action was taken by the President
on the speeches, except to notify Mr.
Bayard of the action of tne House.
lis Destination Not Decided.
London, Jan. 21. In spite of the as
sertion of a sensational rumor to the
contrary, the British admiralty says
that the destination of the flying
squaaron, now at opitneaa, is not yet
determined upon even by the admir
alty and that certainly it will not go
to .Bermuda or any where m American
waters for the present.
Gasoline Fatally Burns a Family.
Cincinnati, Ohio, Jan.. 21. Jacob
Bruehl, a barber, his wife and 7-year-old
boy were fatally burned at their
residence on Knowlton street, Cum
mingsville, this morning from the
effects of an explosion of a gasoline
A Railroad Man Ends His Life.
St. JosEfH, Mo., Jan. 21. Elmer F.
' Jackett, a young railroad man, COm
mlttal cninirla loaf viffvlt at ? --, V... -.J
Fing house on South Sixth street, bv
Jaking Rough on Rats. He was out of
employment and despondent.
To Salve Campos' Wounded Pride.
Madrid, Jan. 21. Although Mar
tinez Campos has declined the post of
president of the supreme military
court of justice, his appointment will
nevertheless be gazetted.
the Rival Candidates Hard at Work Mar
shaling Their Forces.
Fbamcfort, Ky., Jan. 2!. Although
the leaders of both parties had agreed
mai mere snouia De no Dauounsr lor
Senator till February 4, or until after
the successor of Wilson had qualified,
yet the nominees of the caucuses seem
to be so suspicious of each other that
they are marshalling their forces here
for balloting in both houses separately
Tuesday, and the friends of Hunter
are claiming he will be declared elect
ed Wednesday. Some Republican Sen
ators insist they will join the Demo
crats in postponing the election until
after Wilson's successor arrives, as
there was authority for the agreement.
Some of Hunter's most ardent sup
porters think the scheme to postpone
the election of Senator was a trick in
the interest of Bradley or Yerkes, and
say that they will, therefore, not
abide by it In addition to the opposi
tion from those who want to stand by
the compromise agreement, Populist
Poor has become estranged from
Hunter, but says he will never go to
Blackburn, so it does not seem possi
ble for any election of Senator to
occur this week. The deadlock be
tween Hunter and Blackburn with
their fighting friends on the ground is
expected to make trouble. Both sides
are very determined and suspicious.
SCHOOL TEACHER KILLED.
Henry Foust Dies of Injuries Inflicted by
Drkxkl, s Ma, Jan. 21. Henry
Foust, teacher of Prairie View school,
five miles northwest of here, died last
night from injuries which were in
flicted upon him some days ago by two
of his 16-year-old pupils. Foust, it
seems, severely punished Arthur Bish
op for some misdemeanor in school
Young Bishop's father was so angered
by it that he gave a knife to his son
and instructed him to use it in case the
teacher attempted to punish him
again. The next day the teacher
started to whip the boy and the latter
tried to carry out his father's instruc
tions, but the knife was knocked from
his hand. At this point, another boy,
Earl Dunington, interfered and as
sisted Bishop in beating and kicking
the teacher into insensibility.
Blelvllle F. Ingalls for President.
Cihcinnati, ' Ohio, Jan. 21. Since
this city did not get the National
Democratic convention a movement to
get the nomination has been started.
The Cincinnati delegation that went
to Washington last week to present
ne claims of this city to the National
Democratic committee, was headed by
Melville F. Ineralls, president of the
l; "L1,, i. : l n ,j
Juui auu utucr 1 aim ay a, uuu
is the man that a combination of busi
ness men and politicians are consider
ing as a candidate who would com
mand the confidence of business
interests in these 6tringent times.
Miss Barton Goes to Turkey.
Cleveland, Ohio, Jan. 21. Rev.
Charles C. Creegan, secretary of the
American board of missions of the
Congregational church, lectured here
last night on the Armenian question.
After the lecture, he said Miss Barton,
of the Red Cross Society, would go to
Armenia to distribute the relief fund
collected in the United States. She
would not wait for the permission of
the bultan of Turkey before starting,
but upon her arrival in Constantinople
she would go to the Sultan with Min
ister Terrell and ask for permission to
visit Armenia in person.
Tramps Horsewhipped. ,
Centbalia, Mo., Jan. 21. Three
tramps visited this city Saturday
evening and, after becommg some
what intoxicated, began to disturb the
peace by entering stores, restaurants
and barber shops and threatening the
lives of several citizens. They were
locked up by the city marshal. Less
than an hour later they were taken
from the officers by six masked men
and escorted to a lake one mile east
of the city. There each tramp was
given a ' severe horsewhipping and
then released. The tramps immedi
Women Are for Peace.
Chicago, Jan. 21. Mrs. Charles
Henrotin, president of the General
Federation of Women's Clubs, has
issued a circular letter to all the club
presidents, asking them to bring for
ward the consideration ol a peace
movement in Europe and in this
country. The ultimate hope is to have
a convention of the Christian powers
in 1900, with a view to establishing an
international court of arbitration.
Many of the club presidents have
already acted in accordance with the
Prisoners Hanged by Negroes.
Havana, Jan. 21. The band of
Bermudez plundered Sterra Linares
in Pinar del Rio, and it is alleged the
negroes of the band hanged the mer
chants in the presence of their wives
and children. It is reported 150 per
sons have taken passage on the
steamer Olivette for her next trip to
A Notorious German Judge Dead.
Beblin, Jan. 21. Judge Brausweil
ler, who was the severest and most
reactionary of the Berlin judges in all
political trials, is dead. He had re
cently become insane and had been
placed in an asylum. An attempt is
now being made to have some of his
everest se ntences set aside.
To Fortify Cleveland, Ohio.
Cleveland, Ohio, Jan. 21. It was
learned yesterday that an agent of
the war department had been making
inquiries in this city for an available
site for the location of a fortification for
the protection of the city in case of a
Artist Gillam Dead.
Amsterdam, N. Y., Jan. 21. Ber
nard Gillam, the noted cartoonist of
Judge, died yesterday morning at the
home of his father-in-law, ex-Senator
James Arkell of Canojaharie. His
death was the result of an attack of
typhoid fever. .
J REBATE INDICTMENTS
Santa Fe Officials Hast Stand Trial, bat
the Shippers Go Free.
Chicago; Jan. 21. In the United
States court to-day Judtre Grosscuo
handed Hn-n n nninlnn n
to quash the indictments in the Santa
Fe's alleged violations of the interstate
The indictments were upheld in part
and quashed in part John A. Henlev,
general trafflo manager of the Santa
Fe, and ex-President Binehart of the
road were adjudged to have been
properly indicted on two counts.
The indictments against Isaae
Thorapsou, a Kansas City shipper, and
Manager Jenkins of the Hammond
Packing company, were quashed, the
court holding lack of sufficient pres
entation of facts to show that they
had resorted to a "device" to secure a
less than the regular rate of shipment.
These decisions are in effect that a
shipper could not be held for violation
in accepting a rebate and form the
first legal interpretation of that part
of the interstate commerce law mak
ing shippers equally liable wish carri
ers to a violation of the law in dis
criminating, Henley and Einehart will not submit-
without a stubborn fight and
probably an appeal to a higher court
A NEW DEATH DEALER.
Fires Four Hundred Shots a Minute as
Long as Desired.
New Yobk, Jan. 21. A new auto
matic rapid-fire gun has been adopted
by the Navy department after careful
and exacting tests. In its operation
the gases of the power are utilized to
throw out the empty shells and
feed in the fresh cartridges. The
whole machine, after one movement
of a lever by hand, is worked by the
expansion of the gases without inter
fering with the efficiency of the explo
sive in propelling the bullet The op
erator merely sets the gun up on a
three legged platform, trains it on a
given object and pulls a trigger like
that of a pistol, and the gun goes on
firing. A continuous fire may be kept
up at the rate of 400 shots a minute as
long as may be desired.
GEN. WEYLER ACCEPTS.
Will Govern , Cuba, With Snares
Taldei Second In Command.
Madbid, Jan. 21. General Valerio
Weyler has accepted the governor gen
eralship of Cuba and on Friday he
will sail for that island to assume com
mand of the Spanish forces. General
Suarez Valdez will be, his assistant
General Weyler is a veteran of wide
experience, is known as a severe dis
ciplinarian and a man with great en
ergy and resource, and it is predicted
that the lenient policy pursued by
Campos with the insurgents will be
speedily done away with.
A Clergyman Assassinated.
Toomsbobo, Ga., Jan. 21. There is
great excitement near Hall's Station,
Wilkinson county, over the mysterious
assassination of Rev. Warran Powers,
a well known country preacher. He
was called to his door at night and
shot, falling dead in the arms of his
wife. The suspicions of the officers
have been directed to a man named
Dixon, a member of Powers' congre
gation, and he is under arrest. It is
said that last Sunday Powers preached
a strong 6erinon against the marital
infelicities of some of the community.
and. Dixon took the sermon as applying
Red wine May Be Pardoned.
Atlanta, Ga., Jan. 2L Advices
received from Washington seem to
leave no doubt that President Cleve
land will grant a pardon to Lewis
Redwine, now in the Ohio peniten
tiary, although Redwine has served
but little more than one year of his
seven years' sentence. Redwine was
in the center of the biggest sensation
Atlanta has ever known. His defalca
tion of about $100,000 wrecked the
Gate City National bank, and that, it
has always been believed, was re
sponsible for the suicide of Tom Cobb
Millions for a HospitaL
PiTTSBCBo, Pa., Jan. 21. The will
of Mrs. Anna R. Aspinwall of this city,
who died recently in Edinburgh, Scot
land, was filed in the county courts
to-day. With the exception of a few
paintings donated to the Academy of
Fine Arts in Philadelphia, she be
queaths her entire fortune, estimated
at 83,000,000, to the hospital of the
Protestant Episcopal church. Phila
delphia. The will will be contested
by a niece of the deceased. Miss Delia-
held of this city.
Martial Law in Bolivia.
New Yobk, Jan. 21. A dispatch
to the Herald from Bogota, Colombia,
says: "Martial law has been pro
claimed in the province of Barran
quilla, state of Bolivia. Six hundred
troops are proceeding from the coast
of Magdalena river to the city of Bar-
ranquuia, ihe governor has , been
invested with military power and the
police force has been doubled. The
governmant is vigilant and is said to
be prepared to put down any attempt
A Cardinal Dies In France.
Toubs, Jan. 2!. Cardinal Gillaume
Rene Meignan, archbishop of Tours,
was found dead in bed this morning.
He was born in 1817 and was created a
cardinal in 1893. He was the author
of a number of religious and histori
cal works, and was decorated with the
cross of the Legion of Honor in 189L
A "Camper" Accidentally Poisoned.
Hennessey, Ok., Jan. 21. While
camping near Riley, Martin Finley
was taken very ill and a companion
gave him carbolic acid in mistake for
medicine, lie died in great atrony be
fore help could be had. His compan
ions did not learn thsir fatal mistake
until after be had died.
A German Gunboat Goes to Africa.
London, Jan. 2:. A Capetown dis
patch to the Times says the German
gunboat Sperber has started for Dela
A Gang Near Pleasanton, Kan., Taken In
Pleasanton, Kan., Jan. 21. Yes
terday morning at 5 o'clock Detective
L A. Davis went, with three assist
ants, to the forest rendezvous of a
gang of robbers and burglars, and
captured the entire company.
For some time this gang has been
committing robberies and burglaries
in the vicinity of Pleasanton. The
members have eluded arrest by hiding
in the timber along the Marais des
Cygnes, near the Kansas-Missouri
Four of the men gave the following
names: George Laughlin, C. D. Mason,
James McLaughlin and Sherman
Pinks, which are . believed to be
aliases. Two of the robbers are from
the Indian Territory and are believed
to be ex-members of the Dalton gang.
The leader of the gang carried papers
which indicated that he was Alfred
Blanchard from Waco, Texas. A pair
of clasped hands has been tattoed in
india ink on his right wrist
TO SAVE JOHN HAMMOND.
General Sherman's Son Appeal to In
fluential Friends In His Behalf.
Dknveb, Col., Jan. 21. Father Thom
as E. Sherman, son of the late General
W. T. Sherman, who is engaged in
mission work in Denver, yesterday re
ceived from James L Houghteling of
the Chicago firm of Peabody & Hought
eling, a telegram to the effect that the
trial of John Hays Hammond for high
trsason, will occur at Johannesburg
to- morrow, and urging him to use his
influence to avert the heavy penalty
that is likely to follow Hammond's
Father Sherman and Mr. Hought
eling were classmates of Hammond at
Yale. Father Sherman at once wired
an appeal to his uncle, Senator Sher
man, and to General Miles, who is also
a relative, to use their influence with
the administration to interfere iq
THE WEATHER BUREAU.
Kites to Be Used to Record the Atmos
phere Two Miles Above Us.
Washington, Jan. 21. The weather
bureau, under the direction of Pro
fessor Moore, is now engaged in
experiments in the management of
aeroplanes or kites that promise to be
of high scientific value. It is the pur
pose of Professor Moore to devise a
system of kites that can be relied upon
to carry a considerable weight six or
eight pounds, perhaps,two miles above
the surface of the earth. It is intend
ed to carry up to this great altitude
various observation instruments bar
ometers, thermometers, hiegrometers
and other like instruments which
will automatically record the condi
tion of the atmosphere above.
St, Loali Gets the Populists.
St. Louis, Mo., Jan. 21. The Pop
nlist executive committee awarded the
national convention to St Louis. The
date is left open between July 7 and
2?, pending the action of the Bimetal
lic League, which meets in Washing
ton this week.
Kansas City. Ma, Jan. 21. Receipts of wheat
here to-day were less than they were Saturday,
There was a fair demand for car lots, but buy
ers were very slow to pay any advance for any.
thing. One car of choice No. v bard, with spe
cial billing, soitt at ozc.
Hard wheat No. 2, 61o; No. S. 53j; No.
4, 50c: rejected, 840o; no grade, 30c. Soft
wheat-No. 2, 70c: No. 3, Kc; No. 4, S6o:
rejected, &0o. ' Sprinir wheat No. i. 60c ; No.
t, 58c; rejected, 43i50c; white spring wheat,
No. 3, 55c
Cora No. 2, 23c; No. 3, 2223o; No. 4, 21
c; white corn, No. 2, 23c
Oats-No. 2, ltic; No. 8, 16c; No. 4, 14J4
ISc; no grade,. 181 lo; No i. white, 10 Hi
No. J. white, 17Hc
Rye o. 2, 3lo; No. 8, 30c- No. 4,29a
Bran 1&$ 3o in lOJ-lb sacks ; balk, 6c less.
Hay Timothy, choice, $11.50 12.01; No. 1,
tlOOOeil.00; No. 2, J).Wj9.W); No. 3, $3.03.50
fancy prairie, $7; choice, $0.006.5O; No. 1,
$5.50-6.00; No. 2, i.5O5.0O: packing hay,
Broon Corn Snort and common, $2025 per
ton; pelf working, fair to good, $:5iS5 per ton;
self working, choice, $40$50 per ton; dwarf
com, $ JO ft W per ton ; all hurl, $25&5) per ton,
according to quality.
Eggs Strictly fresh candled stock, 14o pet
Poultry Live poultry Hens, 5o: springs,
6Hc; roosteis, 15c; young, )7'4c. Turkeys,
hens, 7ra7!c; gobblers, 7c. Ducks, 7K8o. Geese,
fat, 5!i "t 6c. Pigeons, dull, 6Jc per dot Dressed
hens, 6V4c; springs, 78(4; turkeys, hens,
XHc; gobblers, 8c; ducks, 8'Vc; geese, fat,
Bnttor-Creamory, extra separator, 21o; firsts.
V U4o; dairy, fancy, l'O; fair, 13c; store
packed, fresh, 10 t 12c ; oil grades, 8c; country
roll, fancy, l-'c; choice, 10c.
Apples Single barrels sell as high as $3.2);
fancy, &!.2jgu.5u per barrel; choice, $LiS$2j
common to good, $11$ 1.50 per barrel.
Potatoes Home grown, supply fair. 2?H25o
hi a small way; choice, 2L22o per bain oar
lots; fancy, 25g,27c per bu.
Chicago Board of Trade.
Chic AGO.Jan. 21. The following is tb.3 range
of prices of the grain and provision market on
the board of trade :
Jan 2U Jan. 18.
V) 50 10 00
10 77!4 10 80
5 75 5 75!4
6 0214 ' 8714
6 ny, eo
5 124 4 8714
5 8il4 A 15
5 5 ) 5 2714
5 7 '.
KAssAsCrrY, Mt., Jan. vl .Cattle-Receipts
since Saturday, 5,50 1 ; calves, 58 snipped Satur
day. 2.2)9 out tie; no calves. The mark t was
strong on natives and weak on Westerns and
Hogs Receipts sinse Saturday, 6,18.1: ship
pod Saturday, 2,812. The market was lOo
hhiher, clewing easy. The top sale. ai $4.00
and the bulk of gales from$3.ti5 to $4.00.
Sheep Receipts since Saturday, 4(8; shipped
SatU'day, none, The market was steady to
The following are representative sales:
S theep, tg 1 50
27 sheep, i ; 1 50
218 lambs, 56 4 00
OF SUFFERING FBOM PILES.
Ramarkabl Car of Popular Major Daa
of Columbus, Ohio.
. People who suffer from tbat annoying
and obstinate disease will be gratified to
leurn that science has discovered a safe,
convenient and simple cure for every
forut of piles, as the experience ef the
popular Major Dean of Columbus, Ohio,
amply attest. The JIujor says: "I
would like to add my name to the thous
ands who have been cured by the Pyra
mid Pile Cure. I know from experience
that it is the only remedy on earth that
will effectually cure piles; pleuty of reme
dies give relief for a time, but as for a
laHtuig cure I had tried ail the salves,
lotioiiH, etc , without success. Six boxes
of the Pyramid Pile Cure entirely re
moved all traces of a case of piles of
forty years standing.
You may rest assured that the Pyra
mid Pile Cure has no stauncher advocate
1 leel that it is my duty to allow you
to ukh my name in any way that you
limy see tit, in order that other sufferers
may thus be directed to what I feel cer
tain will be a speedy relief and cure. ,
The Pyramid Pile Cure givss instant
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It is absolutely free from opiates,
cocaine and Bimilar poisons, so common
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given instant relief and a ierinanent cure
iu nil kiuds of blind, bleeding, itching
It is absolutely free from opiutes, co
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The Pyramid Pile Cure is sold by drug
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A book on chunk and cure of piles will
be sent free by addressing the Pyramid
Co., Albion, Mich.
Bom of tne Characteristics of Thoal
Anomalies of the Vegetable Kingdom.
From the Cincinnati Enquirer: II
has been proved time and again that
the so-called "canlbal plants," of whlcl
the Venus flytrap Is the type, are mucl
more healthy when allowed their regu
lar Insect food than when they aw
reared under netting or In any othei
manner which excludes them froa
their regular meat diet. The above li
an oddity of Itself, especially whea wr
consider the fact that there Is a cer
tain school of botanists which teachef
cannibal plants make no use whatevei
of the Insect prey captured by them,
but it is nothing compared with th
bold assertion made by Francis Darwin
That noted scientific gentleman bravely
meets the "vegetarian botanists" witb
the assertion that all kinds and classes
of plants, whether known as "meaters"
or not, bear more and heavier fruits and
seeds when fed on meat than those that
are not allowed a flesh diet. He grew
two lots, comprising various varieties ol
the different common plants. One lot
was regularly fed (through their roots,
of course) with pure juices compressed
frota meat, the other wl'h water and
the various fertilizers. The final fig
ures on this odd experiment proves that
the plants which were fed pure meat
Juice bore 168 fruits of the different
kinds, while the unfed plants of the
same number and original condition
bore but twenty-four. Also that the
pampered plants bore 240 Beeda to every
100 borne by the plants that were not
given a chance to gratify cannibalistic
tastes. , This Is certainly a discovery
worthy of much careful study and ex
tensive experiment. .
THE KAISER AND THE TRAMP.
William Gives a Hobo Some Money and
An anecdote of the kaiser and the
tramp has Just appeared In Berlin pa
pers. Bays the Pall Mall Gazette.
Kaiser Willam was, it seems, lately
staying at the Jagdschloss Huberstock,
near the Angermunde, and was one day
shooting in that neighborhood. A
tramp descried him from afar, and, not
knowing It was the emperor, accosted
him with the usual German request for
unterstutzung or financial propping
up, and also wished to be directed as
to the road to Angermunde. The kaiset
complied with both requests, conversed
with him at length as to his personal
and professional views of life, and dis
missed him with the wish tor a pleasant
end to his day's Journey. The pleasant
end was in the police station, for one
of the kaiser's servants, who seemed
to be of the Scotchman's opinion that
It was "an awfu' like business for pulr
fouk tae luik at a king," imagined
that the emperor had been insulted and
telegraphed far and wide for the arrest
of the pilgrim, with accompaniment of
bonds, fetters, handcuffs, and bo on.
The wanderer was run to earth at An
germunde, when he learned several
things that he did not know before
inter-alia, that he had been speaking
with the kaiser and was guilty of high
treason, anarchism and the like. Need
less to say, he was speedily released by
an Impetuous telegram from the em
peror, who ordered that he should be
fed, comforted and have a free ticket
to Cuxhaven, "where he told me he
wanted to go."
What llecomes of the Clothespins?
There lives a man in Wayne, Me.,
who three years ago resolved to keep
an account of the clothespins he should
be called upon to buy. Since then he
has purchased forty dozen, and his
wife neither takes in washing ner uses
them for kindling.
The Way of the World.
"It's strange," said the Maltese cat
"In this life nobody eeems to get wha
he really needs without difficulty."
"I've heard that before," Bald the tor
tolse shell cat
"Yes; but I've had more cause thai
usual to notice it. If I wore shoes .
wouldn't have anything like the col
lection of bootjacks and blacking brush
es that come now without assung."
PRISONERS ON THEIR HONOR.
Kasy to Manage If the Officer Baa Theti
Jasper Ramey, one of the moonshin
ers now In Jail here, walked twentj
miles to give himself up to the rev
enue officers, says the Louisville Courier-Journal.
This is not uncommon In
the mountain counties. A number of tht
deputies who make periodical visits to
the counties of Pike, Knott, Magoffin,
etc., have little trouble In arresting thi
men they are after, while other officers
have W fight for their Uvea.
It is told of one of the deputy mar
shals that whenever he wants a man
be simply writes a letter to him inform
ing him that an Indictment has been
returned against him and that he
wants to met him on a certain day
at a neighboring town. Some of the
letters wind up like this: "I also have
warrants for several of the other boys
(naming them), and I wish you would
see them and tell them that I will be in
on and for them to be there."
It Is said that many of the men make
their appearance at the place and time
Several deputy marshals who go to
the top of the Cumberland for prison
ers occasionally let the men "tend their
crops" while they are under arrest. The
officer goes through (he country, meets
the man and' says:
"Tom, I've a warrant for your arrest"
an rignt; I've been 'spectur it."
"I know you've a big crop, though,
and as court don't meet before Octo
ber, you can 'tend your crop and com
up to Louisville Just before court
Then the man would return to his
work and at the appointed time he
would be in this city ready to answer
to the charge against him when his
case was called.
Several months ago one of the old-et-t
of the deputy United States mar
shals in Kentucky walked up to, the
door of the county Jail and asked for the
Jailer. He was introduced to Mr. Watte
"I have three 'shiners' that I brought
from Magoffin county. As we came on
the train I left my 'mltimuses' in my
saddle bags and when we came out of
the coach I forgot my saddle bags. I
want to know if you will let me put up
these prisoners in Jail here without the
papers? I will get the 'mltimuses' in
a few days and it will be all right and
Jailer Watts told the man he would
accommodate him because of his bad
luck. "But where are the prisoners?"
eald the jailer.
"Oh, them! Well, they're out In town
someplace. We came in yesterday and
I told them they might knock about
the city until I arranged It with yon
for them to go in here. I'll go and look
them up and bring them In."
In about an hour he returned with
three typical, mountaineers, who said
they had enjoyed looking at the Bights
of the city very much. They had never
been in Louisville before and thought it
a great eat to be able to "ride thar
free," fc.n though they came as pris
oners. No Indian Wars In Canada.
The great fact stands boldly forth
that Canada has never fought the In
dians and she will not begin to do M
now. Never has Canada bad an In
dian war; an Indian massacre is un
known in the annals of her history
She is too poor to seek glory by slaugh
tering the natives born of her boII and
too proud to defame her character oi
stain her escutsceon.
- Contrast with this the policy of th
United States, that is nearly alwayi
lighting its red men. Indian wars art
very expensive matters to deal with
The small episode of last year, begin
ning with the messiah craze and ending
with the tragedy of Pine Ridge agency
covering but a few weeksj cost tht
United States government $2,000,0001
besides the lives lost, and in additioa
unsettled the natives throughout tht
country. It is to the credit of the Ca
nadian Indians that, although sorel)
tempted, the messiah craze had ni
charms for them.
There was In Canada, it is true, Riel'i
first rebellion that cost Canada $7,000,
000 and the lives of some of her noblest
HI lzenK. Rut thai was not an Indiai
uprising. Nevertheless, it taught botl
the white men and the red men a lesson
It taught Canada that it would tx
cheaper to ration all the Indian tribei
than to have another rebellion and il
taught the Indian the prowess of tht
authorities, and this was emphasizes
by the trips given the Indian chiefs t(
Ontario, where they beheld tokens o.
the power, wealth and glory of th4
white men. Westminster Review.
Mark Twain's Series of Mishaps.
Mark Twain's lecture tour in the an
tipodes is proving highly successful,
but, according to the Australian papers,
he had a series of set-backs at the
start, which probably , have afforded
him some quiet chuckles since. His
agents had engaged a hall at Hono
lulu in which ha was to lecture while
the steamer he was traveling to Aus
tralia on was in port Eight hundred
seats were sold. But when Mark Twain
arrived he found he could not land at
Honolulu on account of the cholera. As
soon as he arrived in Australia he was
laid up with a carbuncle, which kept
him in his hotel for a week. When he
got well, and everything seemed smooth
ahead, his manager was put in quaran
tine at Adelaide and kept there four
teen days because the steamer on which
he arrived had smallpox aboard. Bnt
Mark went ahead without the man
ager, and let him catch up after he got
out of quarantine.
Perfumes and Microbes.
A French savant has discovered thai
many perfumes aid health by destroy
ing disease microbes. Thyme, lemon,
mint, lavender, eucalyptus and other
scents proved very useful
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