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"THERE IS NOTHING WHICH IS HUMAN THAT IS ALIEN TO ME." Terence
LINCOLN, NEBRASKA, SATURDAY, MAY 17, 1890.
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The Experiment Station.
The following press bulletin issued
by the agricultural experiment station
of the state tiniv ity is self explain
ing. The station :s its existence to an
act of congress approved March 2,
1887, which granted $15,000 annually
to each state for the promotion of agri
cultural science. The legislature of
Nebraska accepted the gram and the
station promptly entered upon its
work, with Charles E. Bessey as
director and a working staff as follows :
Agriculturist. H. H. Wing; chemist,
II. II. Nicholson; meteorologist, D. 13.
Brace; geologist, L. E. Hicks; inves
tigator of animal direases, F. S. Bil
lings; entomologist, Conway McMil
lan; botanist, 0. E. Bessey. The list
of -workers remains the same except
that Dr. BilliDgs has retired, J. G.
Smith is agriculturalist, Lawrence
Bruner is entomologist and Mrs.
Bachel Lloyd has been added to the
staff as assistant chemist, L. E. Hicks
as the present director. J. Stuart
Dales has been the treasurer from the
first organization to the present time.
In addition to the bulletins required
by law, the station will now issue a
series of press bulletins, of which this
slip is No. 1. These will be brief, and
popular statements of the work in hand,
announcements, circulars giving or ask
ing for information, etc., etc. They
will be sent to all newspapers in Ne
braska with the requesl; that they be
inserted in the regular edition of the
paper, and thus laid before a large
circle of readers. All papers which
comply with the request, and send to
the station a marked copy, will be pub
licly thanked by the director in the
next annual report. Address: Agri
cultural Experiment Station, Lin
The contract has been let for the
first brick building in the town of
A large acreage of corn has been
planted in Adams county the past
Another elevator will be one of the
many acquisitions which this season
will bring to Winside.
A gang of lightning rod agents, who
bear all the marks of swindlers, are
working Burt county.
An "original package" depository is
being built on the Nebraska side of
the river opposite Yankton.
Farmers from all sections of Buffalo
county report most favorably relative
to the wheat and oats prospects.
The Ponca Mail wants a policeman
to attend church services in his official
capacity to keep the hoodlums quiet.
The K. of L. of Wahoo, although
rather few in numbers, have loa of
sand and are talking of building a hall.
The seven-year-old son of A. J.
Perry, the well known cattleman of
Wayne, was dragged to death by a
cow he was leading.
Open air concerts by the Kearney
band are proving an attractive feature.
Kearney has the best military band in
The county Sunday school conven
tion which was postponed will be held
in the rrssbvterian church in Wayne,
May 18 and 19.
It will require $9,000 to secure a
Catholic school at York and the board
of trade is bending every effort in that
The Kearney county agricultural so
ciety recently purchased new grounds
one-ha' ' mile easf of the corporation of
Minden for $62.25 per acre.
About 1,000 cattle recently passed
through Dakota City on their way to
Thurston county where large herds are
already grazing on the Indian reserva
tion. York's councilmen, by a vote of five
to 3, refuse to issue druggists permits
to sell liquor, When liquor is wanted
for medical purposes the doctors will
prescribe what is necessary.
Nebraska has appropriated $1,000
for building a school house at the
soldiers' home at Grand Island, which
will be finished and ready for occu
pancy this summer. There are now
twenty childred at the home of school
Hon. James B. Weaver, who repre
sented the Iowa democrats and green
backers in congress several terms, but
was finally defeated a the last election
will speak to the county alliances of
Saunders, Sarpy, Cass and Lancaater
counties, at Ashland on baturday,
At one of the most exciting meetings
ever held by the oity council of Minden
two saloon licenses were granted,
Mayor Jensen casting the deciding
vote each time.
Old mother Lipp was arrested Thurs
day at her deri near Fremont on the
charge of selling liquor in violation of
the Slocum law. The evidence wps so
strong against her that she was bound
over to the district court 11 the sum of
$600 and went to jail.
Storms in Missouri.
St. Louis, May 11. Reports from different
parts of North Missouri state that a large
amount of property has been destroyed
and several persons kilied by tho violent
etorina of the past few day?. In Harrison
county the houe of William Wilson was
blown away, Wilson and his two cnildren
killed and several persons injured. Twenty
buildings wero destroyed la Gentry county
and Mrs. N. A. Green was killed. Near
Memphis, Mo., six dwellings were blown
away but nobody was killed or seriously
The Commercial Situation.
New Yobs, May 10. Daring the past wee
the business situation has changed but lit
tle. The outward manifestations vary
somewhat, but the leading facts are still
the enormous volume of traffic In progress,
tne expectation of monetary expansion
and the absence of forces at presaut seri
ously disturbing even in details. The
chief and most potent of the present favor
ing influences is still the prospect of in
creased monetary use of silver in some
form. Labor controversies cause Jess in
terruption than has been anticipated. Is
has come to be recognized that the injury
to winter wheat may count for 59,0UU,Ot.O
bushels at least, but spring seeding has
covered an increased acreage and a larger
yield of that kind would natural !y follow
higher prices. Cotton is a shade weaker
than a week ago and counts of injury less
Impressive. Iron shows no great cba?e,
the radical facts In that branch being the
transfer of part of the production tj
southern Instead of northern fields.
The inoreaso in the wool suDply this vear
cannot be large, but the expectation of
Cigher prices so generally entertained by
growers tend to embarrass the manufac
tur Boston sales were large, with prices
The movement of meats continues heavy
at Chicago 2,.0,0U) pounds of dressed
beef against OiO.OcO last year, and for the
year thus far 50,O( 0,000 pounds against 18,
1)00,000 last year. Beef cattle have reached
the highest point for thid year. The re
ceipts at Chicago are nearly double, and
hogs grow stronger at the west. In gener
al the operations in products are remarka
bly large, with advancing prices but main
ly because of expected loss in production
The dry goods business continues of full
vo ume, at Chicago larger than last year,
and the sfcoe trade is also larger. The vol
ume of all trade shown by exchanges out
side New York remains about 10 per cent
above laso year's which in turn was the
largest on record. The reports from tnte
rlcr cities indicate fairly maintained activ
ity, with money markets nowneresLrlgenu
though at Chicago and some other points
closer abmic May 1 than before on account
of settlements and preparation for assess
ments for taxation. Here disbursements
about May 1 were larger than eyer before,
The business failures occurring through
out the country during the last seven days
numbet 219, as compared with ill last
week, tor the oorrespoTiing week of last
year the failures were 227.
A Great Flood. Loss of Life.
San Fbancisco, May 11 The steamer
Zaalandia from Australia, which arriyed
last night, brings advice that tho greatest
flood in the history of Australia occurred
April 18, at Bouike on thu Darling river.
The river brcke tbrough tho embankment
surrounding the place and submerged the
town to a depth of three feet. Bourke is
now In the midst of an inland ssa ferty
miles wide and many of the buildings are
The Zealandia brings news that the bark
Emetic, owned in San Francisco, was
wrecked en the New Zsaiand coast April 26.
The captain and seven men were di owned.
Tho first mate. Brown Bigg, and three men
were rescued by a tug.
The same steamer bring from Samoa
par iculars of the signing ol the treaty by
King Malietoa and the American, British
and German consuls on the 19th of last
month. Great interest was manifested in
the event p.nd a large number of tbe
natives and nearly all the white popula
tion of Apia assembled around the house
where tne treaty was ratified. The king
and the three consuls gathered in the
king's house around the table on which a
copy of the treaty was placed. The treaty
was rad and translated and then handed
to Malietoa who signed it. The British con
suls then attached their signatures.
Tempting the Census Men.
Washington, May 12. Advices have bsen
received by Superintendent Porter of the
census bureau, that the enumerators in
some of the western cities have been ap
proached by real estate boomers and of
fered tempting bribes to falsify their re
turns so as to make the population appear
larger than it was. In fact especial com
plaint to thta effect came from St. Paul,
which wants to make a better showing
than Minneapolis, its rival. A bill will be
introduced in congress tomorrow making
such propositions to enumerators a penal
offense, and making it also a penal offense
to falsity the figures.
A. Gigantic Fire Insurance Trust
New Yobk, May 10. A gigantic local fire
insurance combination is in process of for
mation in this city. There are in the me
tropolis in the neighborhood of 140 fire in
surance companies carrying on business.
Several times dnring the last fifteen years
combinations have been formed to raise in
surance rates and lower broker's commis
sions, but they have alwavs collapsed. For
some tinre there has been a quiet talk
among insurance mon of getting up anoth
er combination, but with stringent rules,
which will make it impossible for a col
lapse to occur. The present projected or
ganization is tho result.
Will Asfc Their Release.
Chicago, May 13. In a short time an
effort will be made to secure the release
from the penitentiary of the convicted an
archistsFielding, Schwab and Neebe by
application to Judge . Gresham of the
United States circuit court for a writ of
habeas corpus on the ground that the prig
oners are' detained without due process of
law. No less authority than Benjamin F.
Butler says that the effort will almost
beyond doubt be successful, hid opinion
being based on an expression of the United
States supreme court in proceedings here
tofore brought before that body. General
Butler Is regularly retained as council in
the case. The anarchist lawyers say the
writ will be asked for on the ground that
after the sentence of death was passed up
on the condemned men and Neebe was
doomed to spend fifteen vears in the peni
tentiary, the case was appealed to the eu-
freme court, where the finding of the Iowa
ower court, with sentence of death for
Spies, Parsons, Llngg, Fischer and Angel,
Schwab and Fielding was affirmed, the
prisoners were not taken before the su
preme court to near this affirmation of
their sentences, and their lawyers were
not even notified to be present. The claim
was made that this was a breach of their
constitutional right, and that the constitu
tion even went so far as to say the sen
tence oz aeatn rendered m the absence of
prieoners was not due procees of law.
The M, E. Conference.
St. Louis, May 12 In the general confer
ence of the M. E. church this morning a re
port was submitted showing that the past
four years have been the most prosperous
in the history of- the church. The report
showed 12,580 Sunday echools, with 88.839
teachers and 693,854 scholars, total of 782,
684, iBcrease during the quardrenium of
1.967 schools with 16.866 teachers and 132,-
l98echolara The committee on episcopa
cy reported a memorial eulogistic to Bish
op Tirle, who was senior bishop at the time
of his death. The committee on revisals
matfe two loug reports on propose changes
in minor detals of discipline. They recom
mended non- concurrence in neaoly every
A War on Kansas Joints.
Eaksas Citt, Mo., May 12. Ihe original
package decision has aroused the prohibi
tion police of Kansas to such an extent
that a systematic war is to be made upon
all keepers of original package joints. A
special from Leavenworth says:
"This city is soon to experience a cru
sade against liquor sellers, the like of
wnich has never been written in its his
tory. Tnis morning Police Oommissioner
Lowe demanded of Marshal Doane and his
patrolmen the names of all persons who
had taken out joint license and liquor per
mits within six months, tbe location of all
joints or suspected places of that kind, and
the names and places of all persons arainst
whom Injunctions have been issued. "
Other Kansas towns report similar ac
tion, and until the original package ques
tion is settled there will be a merry war.
The British Lion's Growl.
London, May 11. During the session of
the houso of commons todav, Mr. Jesse
Collins, liberal unionist, asked whethei
the government would take any steps to
encourage British manufacturers to send
exhibits to the world's fair at Chicago, if
the McKinley tariff bill now before the
Ameriban congress becomes a law, in view
of the faeS that the bill practically pro
hibits importation of British goods into the
United States. The right Hon. Sir James
Ferguson, parliamentary secretary of the
foreign office, said that the question of the
official participation in the proposed fair
could only be determined after considera
tion of the advantages which would ac
crue to British interests then an invita
tion to take part in the exhibition was re
ceived from the American government. It
is probable, he said, that tne manufactur
ers of Great Britain would to a great ex
tent be deterred from tendidg exhibits to
the fair if tfce tariff precluded profitable
sales in America.
Convict Labor Measures.
Washington, May 12. The house com
mittee on labor has under consideration
several bills that are of importance to
workmen throughout the country. The
two bills that carry with them the most
interest are on the ubject of convictlabor,
ne measure prohibiting the sale of any
goods manufactured by convict labor and
the other prohibiting convict labor from
entering into competition with free labor.
Mr. Waae. the chairman ox the committee.
feels assured that both measures will be
passed during the present session of con
gress. Another bill before the same committee
of hardly leBS interest is that which pro
vides for the payment of all laborers ana
others employed by the government for all
the time over eight hours a day they may
have worked since the passage of the
eight-hour law in 1868. This bill carries
with it an appropriation or 5,uuu,ouu, ana
it is very doubtful whether It will ever re
ceive consideration at the hands of the
house, although the labor committee will
report it favorably at an early date. The
opposition comes from the committee on
rules, which has exclusive control of tie
time of the house, and which is opposed to
assigning a date for its consideration be
cause of the appropriation of 85,. 00,010
proposed by the dui.
The Chicago Breweries Sold.
Chicago, May 12. The purchase and con
solidation of the leading Chicago breweries
has finally been consummated and the de
tails of the future management are about
perfected. BusselH. Monroe of Rochester
has been at the Richelieu for several weeks
working to this end, and the matter is now
in such shape that the stock will shortly be
placed upon the English market. The pro
posed directers are six in London who are
not named, Bussel H. Monroe, who will
join the board after allotment, andThies J.
Lefens. WJidara Ssipp. John A. Orb, Jr. J.
Dewes, L. C. Huck, George Bullen and F.
. Winston, of Chioago. I ae price to be
paid by the company for the breweries and
malting business is $1,900,0.0.
The Silver Fight.
Washington, May 8. It is difficult to pre
dict how the fight on silver in the senate
will terminate. The republicans are by ne
means united and there aie ten men on
that side of the chamber, namely, Messrs.
Pierce and Casey of North Dakota, Jones
and Stewart of Nevada, Pettibone and
Moody of South Dakota,, Teller and Wol
cott of Colorado, and Plumb and Ingalls of
Kansas, and perhaps more, although thy
have not disclosed themselves who are sure
to vote even against their own party to se
cure for stiver the same position that gold
holds in the money of the world. Io is the
programme toigo onwith the debate on the
Jones bill in the senate and then allow an
opportunity for Mr. Teller to offer his
amendment. If it is not adopted he will be
satisfied that he has done his best and will
concur in the action of the majority. It it
is accepted the bill will go over to the
house to receive the endorsement or dis
approval of that body. There is no telling
what will happen then, but there is a uni
versal confidence that some sort of a sil
ver bill will be passed and receive the pres
ident's signature before the end of May.
New Obleans, May 11. Reports are just
received that a terriffic hail storm visited
Grand Isle and vicinity a few days ago,
doing damage roughly estimated at $30,
00. The hailstones cut up the cabbages,
tomatoes and other vegetables, stripping
the fruit trees and breaking every pane of
glass on the island.
Philadelphia, May 11. The decision of
the supreme court of the United States re
garding the sale of liquor in original pack
ages in states having prohibition lawn has
awakened considerable Interest , among
produce dealers who oppose the law of
Pennsylvania which prohibits the manu
facture, sale and use of oleomargarine
They argue, if a law prohibiting the sale of
liquor in packages purchased in another
state is unconstitutional, that the oleomar
garine law is unconstitutional for the same
reason. The constitutionality of the Penn
sylvania statute regarding oleomargarine
was confirmed by the supreme court. A
lawyer who argued the case said that point
was fully established, but that an attempt
would be made at the next session of the
legislature to have the oleomargarine re
pealed. - .
The Senate. -
Washington, May 8. The house bill pro
viding for the classification of worsteds
was taken u ani debated at some length.
It was passed without amendment by a
vote of 32 io 20. -
The pension' appropriation bill, appro
priating for the nf xt fiscal year $97,C9J,761,
was taken up. Amendments offered by Mr.
Sherman and Mr. Wfifchburn to Increase the
number of pension agents. from eighteen
and twenty to tweaty-one gave rise to a
long discussion. As tbe vote disclosed the
absence of a quorum the senate adjourned.
WASHTNGTON.lIay 9. In the senate today
the annual appropriation bill was taken up
the question being on the amendment of
fered yesterday by Mr. Sherman increasing
the numbtr of pension agents (salary
4,00D)froin eighteen to twenty. It was
agreed to, yea", 20; nays, 19, a strict party
vote except that ot Mr. Hayne. Messrs. In
galls, Allison, Piumb and Teller voted no.
The bill having been reported back from
tue committee of . the wnole to the senate
the question of the amendment aama up
again for action.
Alter considerable opposition Mr. Shrr
man's amendment was egreed to by 22 to
Mr. Payne voted with tbe republicans
and Messrs. Allison, Ingalls and Plumb
with the democrats. Mr. Teller did not
vote. The bill then passed and the milita
ry academy bill was taken up and passed.
Washington, May 10. Dawes presented a
communication from delegations of the
five Indian nations remonstrating against
numerous grants of right of way for rail
roads through the Iudian Territory. The
remonstrance was referred to the commit
tee on Indian affairs.'
The army appropriation bill was then
taken up. Hale's amendmend provided
that no alcoholic liqnors, beer or wine, be
pold and supplied enlisted men in any can
teen or building in any fort or military
post was agreed to Yeas 30, nays 13.
Cockrell's amendment striving out the
words "beer or wire," was disagreed to.
The bill then passed. The calendar was
then taken up and the following bill
among others passed: A senate bill
authorizing the secretary of tbe interior to
ascertain the damage resulting to any per
son who settled upon Crow Creek and Win
nebago reservations in South Dakota be
tween February 27. 18S5, and April 17, 1885.
The senate then tcok up tne individual
pension bills on tie? calendar and passed
all of them (185) in an hour and a half.
Washington, May 12. In tho senate today
Mr. Hoar, from the judiciary committee,
reported back the house amendmextto the
senate anti trust bill with an amendment
The senate then proceeded to the consid
eration of the bill authorizing the issue of
treasury notes on deposits of sliver bul
Mr. Jones, who reported the bill from
the committee on fluanoes, addressed the
senate. His carefully prepared sj eech is
quite lengthy and as he did not finish it
before aojoumment ? el will do so it tomor
row. - . . - '
Washington, May 8 After the reading of
the journal the house went into committee
of the whole on the tariff bill.
Messrs. Dockerv of Missouri. Fiower of
New York and McMillin of ' Tennessee,
spoke against the bill, and Messrs. Bur
rows of Michigan and. Bayne of t'ennsyi
vania were the principal speakers for it,
the latter gentleman wishing to put the
bill on its passage immediately.
Washington, May 9. In the house this
morning Mr. Hitt of Illinois called up the
bill granting a pension of $1,200 a year to
Mrs. Delia T. S. Parnell, daughter ef Ad
miral Charles Stowart, with an amend
ment reducing the pension to $50 a month.
After some opposition the amendment was
agreed to and the bill as amended passed.
Tbe senate bill increasing to $75 per
month the pension to tne widow of Briga
dier General Ayres was passed.
The house then went into committee ot
the whole vMr. Payson of Illinois in the
chair on the tariff bill.
Mr. Fitch of New York spoke against the
After some debate the house took a
recess, after which tbe discussion was con
tinued until 10-3) p. m.
Washington, May 10. After the reading
of the journal the houso went into com
mittee of the whole for consideration of
the tariff bill and discussed at the evening
session as well as in the afternoon, the
house nut adjourning until 11:15 p. m.
Washington, May 12. In the house, after
the reading of the journal, Mr. McKinley
moved that the general debate on the tar
iff bill be limited to one minute. The ab
sence of a quorum rendered a call of the
house necessary. A quorum appearing the
motion was agreed to and the house went
into committee of the whole, with Mr.
Payson of Illinois in the chair, on the tar
iff bill. No one desiring to occupy one
minute, the clerk proceeded to read the
bill by paragraphs for amendments.
All the amendments, after some discus
sion, were rejected and the house ad
journed. More About the Kansas Cyclone.
Chanute, Kan., May 1L The cyclone
which struck Ceday Valley last Friday eve
ning demolished Joseph Wiltzey's house,
his youngest son was killed and two other
children injured. Next the dwelling of
Frank Glidden was destroyed, his wife
killed and Uo children Injured. The
dwellings of Peter Pierson, Alex. Russell
and the Widow Starr were leveled to the
ground and Mr. Pierson and wife so badly
injured that they are not expected to sur
vive. A scantling was driven completely
through the body of Mr. Starr, he is still
alive, but will die. The wife and babe of
the Rev. J. R. Chambers were blown in dif
ferent directions out of a buggy. A second
blast picked the mother up and deposited
her alongside the child.
More Nebraska Congressmen.
A CHUBCH HOWE SCHEME.
Washington, May 10. The proposition of
Governor Thayer to issue a proclamation
calling for the election of three congressmen-at-large
for Nebraska next November
upon the presumption that the eleventh
census will show the state to be entitled to
that number of additional representatives
in congress is received here with approba
tion. It is believed that the census will
show the state to be entitled to that num
ber ef representatives, and also that Super
intendent Porter will be enabled to make a
report of the result of the census when
congress convenes in December, upon
which a bill will be prepared ratifying the
work of the census and designating the
reapportionment of the representation in
congress. The election of the additional
congressmen in Nebraska this fall will
simply obviate the necessity of a special
election. If the census should not how
the state to be entitled to three additional
representatives no harm will hare been
done and a special election may be called
to select the number to which the state is
entitled. The new members will of course
take their seats on March 4 next
Still Another Horror.
Utica, N. Y., May a The Chenango
county poor house and Insane asylum,
located at Preston, six mileB west of here,
was entirely consamed by fire last night
Fire was discovered about 11 o'clock in tho
north wing of the poor house building,
where the Idiots were kept There
were no provisions for extinguishing the
flames The keepers and the neighbors
gave their attention to getting out
tne 125 paupers and insane patients and
let tne building burn. These were
all rescued except eleven iaicts, who
are missing. Six bodies can be teen
slowly burning and it is supposed the
other five are covered up. The poor
house building wss three stories high and
built ot wood. The asylum was slay a
wooden buildine, two stories high and
only separated from the poor house by a
driveway. The property was worth about
$25,(00, on which there was an insurance
of $20,100. The Universaltst and Baptist
churches have been opened for the recep
tion of the unfortunates. The origin of
the fire is unknown. Yesterday afternoon
one ot the women who was an idiot was
seen smoking. She put her pipe in her
pocket and was seen enveloped in fUmes
and later died frcm the effects of tbe
burns. It is supposed that some of the
idiots got hold of some matches and in
pl&ying with them set tire to the but! ding.
Utica, N. Y., May 9. The number of bod
ies found in the ruins of the poor house at
Preston, Chenango county, already num
bers thirteen. The impression is growing
that the loss far exoeeds the first estimate.
In the building were many aged men and
women, some of whom had not left their
beds f or months and others who from
weakness were inc.-.puble of finding their
way out of the builolng in the midst of the
confusion and excitement which prevailed.
In is believed a number of theee perished
and this belief is strengthened by the dis
covery ot a body this forenoon at some dis
tance from the department occupied by
There are several feet of ashes and debris
in the cellar and the probabilities are that
when they are removed a number of bodies
will be found. It is also believed some cf
the bodies are so completely incinerated
that no trace of them will ever ba found.
The following are known to have been
burred besides these mentioned in the pre
MaTv Vobbuj g. Ostelic, Boxy Mallory and
Ju'ia Hunt Norwich.
One insane woman was captured near
Plymouth, some twelve miles distant, last
nigat. She was half clad and was bewail
lug the Ices of her borne. One of the in
mates vi as scared into her senses by the
fire and escaped from the barning room by
a window, reached the roof and crawled
aJocg the ridge and roused the keeper's
wife Iroin slumber, thus saving her life.
Mrs. Grant Provoked.
New Yobk, May 9. "Dr. Douglas never
did General Grant a particle of good. All
he did was to look wi9e."
This from the lips of Mrs. Grant was but
one of the many expressions of the lady's
displeasure to .which she-gave-ntterance
last evening when seen at her residence.
Dr. John IL Douglas, whose friends have
again asserted that he has been badly
treated by the Grant heirs, lies at the
Presbyterian hospital suffering from a
stroke of paralysis. They assert further
that he is penniless, that his wife has been
forced by reason of poverty to start a
boarding house in Bethlehem, Pa., and
that since his attendance on Grant he has
been incapacitated from work and that
the family of the general persist in neglect
ing him. All of this, Mrs. Grant said, was
very irritating. Then she began an expla
nation, which went into caretul details, of
Dr. Douglas' claims and how they had been
"This fresh attack, in view of Dr. Doug
las' condition, is insulting and outrag
eous," said she. "Why should this family
be a pensioner of ours? He has been paid
in full and more. Twelve thousand dol
lars was the amount allowed jhim for his
services, and that was certainly sufficient
He received $2,500 while the general was
at Mount McGregor and $4,500 in Septem
ber or October following the death or Gen
Some time during his illnees the general
said he believed Dr. Douglas should be
paid $5,CoO. This Mrs. Grant undersood
was for the services rendered. Dr. Doug
las undersood it differently, claiming that
it was a legacy. When the money from
the general's book was received he was
paid the $5,0X0, making a total of $12,00U
Dr. Douglas at no time neglected his busi
ness. Mrs. Grant said sne had been impor
tuned time and again by Dr. Douglas and
hi wife for assistance and was tired of it
"I havo twice assisted the doctoi'a wife,"
she add el with emphasis.
Mrs. Grant said Dr. Dauglas was asked to
put In his bill shortly after the general's
death, bat preferred to see what Dr.
Shrady would charge before submitting
Mrs. Grant was very anxious that the
above statement should ba made public.
She said it was annoying to have the charge
of gross ingratitude flang at the family
whenevar an intimation of this nature was
made. The superintendent of the Presby
terian hospital, where Dr. Douglas is,
stated that the attack had effected only
his left arm and If g and not the head.
While the doctor it sixty-six year, old and
naturally very weak, the physicians believe
he will recover. Mrs. Dougias has net yet
called on her husband, although he has
been in the hospital since May 3. She is
still in Bethlehem.
New Yobk, May 10. The general term of
tho supreme cocrt today reversed tbe
judgment of the special term in equity
that Georg W. Rice was entitled to the
rights of a shareholder in the Standard Oil
trust because lof his having become pos
sessed by purchase of certain trust certifi
cates. The gereral term says: The mere
acquirement by assignment of the interest
of some previous beneficiary conferred no
legal right upon such assignee to bo ad
mitted as a beneficiary under the trust as a
matter of course. It is sought bv counsel
to liken the rights of tne plaintiff to those
of stoekholder of a corporation, and this
suggestion seems to have been adopted by
the court below. But there is nothing in
the allegations of the complaint which
tends to show that this association exer
cises any of the rights of a corporation or
is subject to any of the restrictions govern
ing corporation a"
The Fremont Story Exaggerated.
Washington, May 11. The statement
made in a special dispatch to a New York
paper that the government is indebted to
General Fremont in tho sum of $21,000 is
incorrect The amount involved is $1,900
and congress will be asked to pay it
Bloody Chinese Riot.
Los Angeles, CaL, May 10. Two warring
factions of Chinatown came together lasc
night and a riot resulted, during which
forty shots were fired by both sides. One
Chinaman was killed, one seriously injured,
and a white bystander shot in the leg.
The police quelled the riot and arrested
TWENTY PEBSONS BUR1EB.
Pabis, May 12. Portions of the works
connected with extensive building opera
tion as the A'psisos fort near Nam or, col
lapsed today, burying twenty persons in
the debris. Five dead bodies and twelve
iojared peraons have been extricated frcm
DOCK KEN STB!KE.
Hasebueg, May 12. Seven hundrei men
employed at the Hamburg-American
steamer docks here have gone on a strike.
ISTEEE6T IN THE SCLYEB QUEST ;ON.
London, May 12. At a ' banquet to be
given Wednesday by advocates f bimetal
ism, Mr. Henry Chaplan, M. P., president
of the board of Pgriculture, will make a
speech expressing the strong interest taken
by the royal currency cotmntbsion in the
action of the American congress upon the
Pbague, May 18. Three thousand work
men at Koenbofflo, Bohemia, have gone on
a strike. The situation is critical and
troops have been summoned to aid the
authorities in preserving order.
Rome, May 13. A quantity of balaslite,
the new explosive, exploicd today at the
factory for mannfooture cf amunition at
Aveglinia, near Turin. Fourtef n petpor.s
were killed and many others injured, some
of them fatally.
CiPTUBED THE TOWN.
Zakz bab, May IS. Mayor Wiseman bom
barded Linda on May 10 and captured tho
London, May 13. The reception to Stan
ley in Guild hall today was an enthueiastio
affair. A dense crowd thronged the ap
proaches and the guests numbered 2,000.
The lord mayor presented to the explorer
a gold cssket containing an address from
the corporation of London. Stanley in re
turning thanks said Congo might have be
longed to England nad Eagliishmen listened
to bis lectures between 1879 and 18S4.
Belgium was reaping ltP per cent Eag
lard might have had east Africa, but her
journalists see everything through an
opaque glass. Germany today has the
lion s share and cannot tail to win in the
long run. Wissmann never heard of f uch
things as Qaakeri-ms, peace societies, anti
enterpribe companies and namby pamby
journalism all of which are ologn to every
hearty endeavor made by England. He
hoped the government would remember
the services of bis companions and not chill
their young souls with the neglect whioh
first warped poor Gordon after his hereto
achievements in China.
EMTN PAf HA'S EXPEDITION.
Zakzibab, May 13. The Emtn Pasha
expedition wh'ch was dispatched to
the --in tenor- of 'Africa Tjrtne-ltC"
terests of Garmaay has met with unf or
f een diffioulties. The expedition has been
greatly delayed by the death ef a number
of porters and by the desertion of others.
The total Joss of porters by death and de
sertion amounts to one quarter of tho
whole number eBgaged to accompary the
Fatal Wreck ot a Train.
St. Louis, May 13. A mixed construction
train on the new St. Louis, Kansas City A
Colorado railway left the track near Clay
ton yesterday and Richard Joner, engineer,
ana Klcnara sneiicrait nrernan, wexe
killed, and Arnold Garfield fatally injured.
Thirty men had a narrow escape, but
iumped and saved themselve. The engine
and cars were reduced to scrap iron.
Over a Billion Dollars.
Washington, May 13. Senator Davis,
with the unanimous concurrence of the
other members of the renate pensions com
mittee today submitted a report recom
mending that the senate do not agree to
the amendments made by the house to the
senate dependent pension bill. The differ
ences between the two bodies are radical
and the members of the senate committco
announce a determination not to agree to
the house bill under any condition. The
bill as it passed the senate was a dependent
pension measure identical to that vetoed
by Cleveland. The boueo amended th bill
by passing a substitute, the Morril! bill,
which is both a dependent and servica pen
It is the opinion cf the senate committee
that it is the duty of the government be
fore entering upon any other senatorial
legislation to pibvide for the needs of tho
disabled and dependent Boidlers in the
most liberal manner possible. The senate
bill was framed upon thit theory. The
service pension is a matter which should
not be involved with the disability bill.
The estimates prepared by the adjutant
general's office showed that the approxi
mate aggregate of the cost of tbe st.rvico
pension bill, upon the basis of sixty. three
years as the age limit, will be $l,182,f 95,525
Upon the basis of sixty years the ect will
be $1, 333,109,82a Of this amount $1,079 -617,(24
must be paid before the end of the
year 1915 and tbe average annual payments
would be $41,5i3,732. These estimates are
matei tally greater than those of the houe
committee, but the senate committee adop
ted them because they were based on valid
reasons, and because experience had shown
that pension estimates heretofore had in
variably fallen below the estimated cost
It is she committee's opinion that when
ever it is deemed wise to InaRgurate a sys
tem of service pensions it should be done
for the benefit of all living soldiers who
were honorably discharged and that the
rate of the pension should be graded ac
cording to loegth of service.
PrrrrsBUBG, May 13. A special to the
Times from Greensburg, Pa,, says: One of
the heaviest rain storms that has. visited
this Boci-ion for many years passed over
here this afternoon ebout 2 o'clock. The
rain came down in torrents for over an
haur. Tbe streams leading throuh an ad.
joining city oviiflowed their' banks, doing
much damage. Paradise, the southern sub
urb, was completely submerged, the water
in many places being ten feet deep. The
southwest railroan was covered with wa
ter three feet deep, and many persons
were obliged to remove household good te
tbe second story of their houses. The Kel
ley k Jones works were flooded and work
entirely suspended. Farther south the
damage was greater.
Cologne , May 8. The Gazette ha a re
port from Wissmann's expedition that the
movement on Kilara was successful. On
the march the expedition had a number of
engagements with the Arabs and re
peatedly defeated them.
WIT AND UlLMOll.
When a man is up in
knavery ho isn't upright
Leader. the arts ot
"It's the loveliest spot on earth.
"What?" "The :icc of trumps." XI
Men who jump at conclusions usually
0 limping back to the stalling point,
Before marriage a man waits on wo
man; after marriage woman waits on
man. Atchison (llobc.
A man cau always make an oppor
tunity when he has something bad to
say about people. Atchison (Kobe.
Tho woman who is tho least popular
with men in general is most apt to inako
ono man happy in particular. Alchiwn
How soon forbearance ceases to bo a
virtue when tho forbearance is for tho
faults of those we dislike! Atchison
There is such a tiling as being so ag
gressively good that you mako beue
ticiarics "uncomfortable. Milicauk-re
It is better to be alone than in bad
companj', but some people arc in bad
eompauy when they arc alone. Somcr
No woman ever pestered a man that
she did not mention ln-r groat lovo for
him a3 an excuee for her action.
The widow who wears the longest
mourning veil is gcuerally the one who
cuts across lots to iiud another hus
band. Elmira Star.
Yes, Sophronia, it is called 4,th
growler" because tho man who is in the
habit of using it growls when he can't
work it. Itoston Courier,
Mrs Bilkins "In what .part of thei
church is tho nave?" . Bilkins "Tho
knave is generally to be found in uuo
of the front pews'" Yankee Jllmk.
In Louisville "You'll not ret met?"
"No, sah. Did you ever hoah, sah, of
a Kentucky editor, tah, taking watah
sahP" '-No, sail!" X. r. Comiiurcinl.
Father "I don't believo you've ac
ounce of brains in your head." Sou
"They arc entirely unnecessary, fathah.
I go only in fashionable soeieiy."
A pretty man is like a yellow dor; its
color does not affect its usefulness, but
somehow people natniullv expect a
yellow dog to be worthless. Atchison
Mrs. S. "Have wo everything out ol
the house now P" Mr. S. "Every thing
but the children. You know tho land
lord -won't allow them in the "new
A South Carolina colored mar
preaches ill his sleep. The general
rule, it will bo remembered, amou
the clergy is to preach in other folks'
sleep. JJoston Transcript. ,
He "Has your father ever said any
thing to indicate how ho likes 1110?'
She "He has. And I think he prefers
you roamed, judging from his conver
sation." Tcrre Haute Express.
Giles I hear you havo fouud mar
riage a failure." Cobwigger "Well,
rather. Before marriage 1 had to ask
the girl for her hand. Now she gives
it to me without askiug." Drakes
When a girl is little and bashful hei
mother makes her play with the bovs
and she doesn't want to, but when stm
is large and wants to play with tho bo
her mother doesn't want her to.
"Why, Billers, I scf you've sub
scribed $.r)00 to the new Zion church.
How's that? I thought, you were a foe
to churches?" "I am; but my '0 is -to
help pull down the old eknrcn."
N. Y. Commercial.
Stranger "How much do yo:i get
for the golden rule?" Jeweler (wear
ily) "Young man, stop right there.
I recoguize you as the dexperado u ho
wants to price a pair of ruby lips.
A farm journal advises: "Save the
nicest eggs for incubation." litis is
valuable advice. Any old hack-number
egg is good enough for the barn
storming "Hamlet" combination.
Judge (to pol iceman ) How could
anyone throw a stone and. break a
window around the corner?" Ted ice
man "But, your Honor, ph ase re
member that the prisoner is a woman."
Dr. Squills There is nothig
serious, sir; your wifo has merely bit a
little skin off the end of her tongue.
Mr. Hcnpcck "End of her tongue.
Great Scott! I didn't know there was
any end to it." County Capital.
A Sunday-school teacher was giving
a lessen in lluth. Sho wanted to briug
out the kindness of Boaz in cnmimmd
ing the reapers to drop largo handful
of wheat. "Now, children," bh. said.
Boaz did another nice thing for Uuth;
can you tell me what it waf'
"Married her." said one of the bovs.
CATTLE Butchers' eteers.. $2 75 di .V
Cows 2 00' Ct. 5
noaa-Fat s 5 m
BtockerH S 2 67
SHEEP 3 00 fi3 5 t
WHEAT No, 8 spring. M fr
OATS No. 2 11 al?
BYE No. 2 2.1 ( 'if
COllN No. 2, new 15 (2 IS
FLAXSEED 1 CO nr.U'
POTATOES 18 OA t
APPLE 5-1 Fer bbl 3 1H 00
HAY Pntlrte, 1i1K. 8 50 & y
' Cmiha, Not
CATTLE r ro m 12V
Oows 1 75 (3 25
HOGS Fair to heavy 3 P3 m 00
Mixed SW Cti3 15
" Chkhoo. Ti.li,
CATTLE Frime eteers 3 CO (0
Stockers 3 feeders. ..... 2 5 (i 5
HOQ8 pHoklTifir (0 'cti 20
8HKEP Nfktivci S 00 5 5
WHEAT ... 7Vl
Ki.iA8 Cmr, No.
CATTLE Corn fed 3 28 (Hi fi3
FeMarg 2 40 (33 PO
HOOR Good to wboloe S 75 rS 5
MirJ 3 &ili
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