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SIOUX COUNTY JOURNAL
GEO. D. CANON, Editor.
Harrison. - - Nebraska
tiimU STATE NEWS.
U. R. Cannon fell and riassfd unria
the tender of an engine at Alliance, sus-
waini iiuu injuries.
Frank Chatman of W vre and Jnh
Gorman, keeper of a iunch counter at
Chatman had the upper portion of hla
ear omen on. No arrests.
The Burlington railroad has luat com
pleted a nice new depot In Sterling. The
new building was badly needed, and is
a decided improvement.
The Ponca Indians near Niobrara
were paid Friday by their agent,
Being a pan aue mem on the Sioux
treaty, jacn member of a family av
The two packet steamers that have
plied between Niobrara and up-river
points this side of Chamberlain are
now full of business and report a ood
season. Next year will probably see
tnree boat operating between these
a young man. Charles Daheke, while
siretcning a woven wire fence at Shel
ton Saturday, was seriously hurt, a
team was pulling the corner post in po
sition, and a log chain which was used
in tne operation broke and flew back,
auiuug mm in tne lace and chest. Da-
acne is injured Internally, and has
mall chances of recovery.
The American Chicory company is
drying some sugar beets at its works
uere. The roots, when dried, are to be
hipped to Chicago, where they will be
treated by a new process for extracting
the sugar. Two lota of beets, sufficient
to cover the drying floor, have been
dried this week. Very few sugar beets
ware raisea around here this season.
Irled beets are also palmed off as chic
Mrs. E. W. Thomas of Falls City has
begun suit in the district court against
the B. AM. railroad to recover i,C00
uamages tor tne death of the late Judge
Thomas. Mr. Thomas was returning
from Tecumseh one night last February
un a ireigm train. Alter alighting lie
w-ieu across to me depot, and was
crossing the main track when he was
truck by a westbound freight and m-
Burglars have been at work In Falls
City. The residence of Mayor Miles in
the north part of the city was entered
and three watches and 111 in money
laaen. ine Durglars overlooked Airs.
Miles' pocketbook, containing $35 and a
diamond ring, which were on the dress
er. The house of Frank Blairs was aldo
entered on the same night and a gold
watch taken. Both places were entered
through a window.
A furniture car on a special freight
caught Are a mile east of North Bend
Thursday evening. The crew detached
the car, which was next the engine, and
made the run to the water tank. A full
stream was turned on the burning car.
but the flames had gained such bead
way that water had no effect The car
Beatrice, got into an altercation and
was "kicked" onto the switch, where
It was entirely destroyed.
James Hannafln, a porter employed
at Hayden Bros', store. Omaha, fell
down the freight elevator shaft from the
third story of the new addition Friday
afternoon and received injuries from
which be died at St Joseph's hospital
two hours later. Coroner H. K. Burket
held an Inquest over the remains and
the Jury returned a verdict of acci
dental death. The funeral was conduct
ed by the Modern Woodmen. Hann! fin's
wife died six months ago.
Hugh Sproles stole $27 from Milt
Firquln, a farmer living north of Falls
City, a few days ago. Sproles was work
ing for Firquln at the time. The money
consisted of a $20 gold piece and $7 in
silver. The gold coin was one Firquln
bad owned for years. Sproles went to
Kulo and bought a suit of clothes, pay
ing for it with the gold piece, and went
from there to Forest City, Mo., where
be was arrested. He was brought back
there Friday and locked up.
On behalf of Samuel J. Rothwell, re
ceiver of the Mutual Loan and Trust
company, which was declared insolvent
by the Douglas county district court
some time ago, Attorney John C Cow in
has filed a petition against the Home
Investment company of Omaha in
erhlch, while asking judgment against
the latter company for $15,135.41, and in
terest on that amount from June. 1831.
charge of fraud are made against some
of the parties Interested in the suit, in
cluding ex-Congressman G. W. E. Dor-
:he big exposition closes
THE NASHVILLE AFFAI3 WAS
A GRAND SUCCESS
Promoters of the Big; Show Declare
It was a Success in Points of At
tendance, Exhibits, Financially and
Every Other Way.
Nashville, Tenn., Nov. 3. Saturday,
the last day and night of the Tennessee
Centennial exposition, which opened
Its gates May 1. was well attended,
about 30,000 people, many of them vis
itors, being present. There were no
special features during the day, but
that night at V o'clock, after a mag
nificent display of fireworks and a con
cert, there was held the closing meet
ing In the auditorium, which was
packed, main floor and galleries. It
was a love feast held in commemoration
of the closing hours of the exposition
In which all the people of Tennesuee
evinced the greatest and moBt loyal
pride, Hon. Tully Brown, United States
district attorney; G. H. Baskette. Mrs.
Van Leer Kirkman, president of the
Woman's Board; Major W. C. Lewis,
director general, and Major John W.
Thomas, president of the exposition
company, t livered addresses to cheer
ing thousands. Sixteen guns were then
fired, commemorating the fact that
Tennessee was the sixteenth state of
the union, and then, with the doxology,
In which the audience joined In sinz-
ing, the exposition was declared closed.
Total receipts and expenditures wi l
not be known until the executive com
mittee meets, but the exposition pays
out, and President Thomas announced
In his speech that every dollar of In
debtedness would be promptly paid.
I he week s attendance has been in-
mense. The largest attendance was last
Thursday and the official figures given
out today state that 84,493 attended on
that day. The week's attendancewlll
approximate 170.000. and the total dur
ing the exposition will exceed 1,650.000.
It will be to weeks before the build
ings are dismantled and the exhibits
SHOOTS DOWN A DEFAULTER,
TRIED TO SHIELD Hlg SISTER.
The New Born Babe was Carried I
Council Bluffs, la . Nov. F!ar'
Saturday morning a young man all-ji
at the Christian Home and asked to
the manager. When that gentleman ap
peared the young man confidingly told
aim ne nan brought him a buoy. Noth
ing was in sight but an ordinary look
ing grip which the young man had de-
posited on the porch. Manager Lernen
opened the grip and was somewhat as
tonished to discover a nude babe only
a few hours' old. wrapped in a blanket
ana a pillow. The young man was very
reluctant about giving any explana.
tion or how the baby came Into his dos
session, but said it had been born the
night before and that its mother was
hired girl employed at the home of hi
mother. He was waiting impatiently
for the baby to be taken out and the
grip returned to him. but when Man
ager Lemen informed him that babies
were nut taken in at the home after that
fashion and that some preliminary cor
respondence and recommendations from
responsible people were necessary he
was willing to go away without h's
satchel. When the manager told him
he must remain until the matter could
be investigated by the police he became
very much alarmed and it was neces
sary to use strong language to induce
him to remain. Officers Murphy and
Anderson responded to the call and to
them he told the truth. He said his
name was Levi Whitaker and that h,
home was in Avoca, and that the moth
er of the child was his own sister. Geor
gia M. Whitaker. She had been em
ployed as a domestic In other tjwns
and had returned to her home, where
her baby was born after midnight yes
terday morning. In the hope that the
family might be spared the disgrace of
publicity the mother and brother had
decided to bring the babe to the Chris
tian home, and the grip was chosen as
the means of conveyance that would ex
cite the least attention. Whitaker hki
permitted to return to his home oend
Ing further inquiries into the case, and
unless the child should happen to die
and Its death be shown to be the resu't
of the extraordinary cradle In which
took Its first journey, he will not bo
further interfered with.
RESEMBLES CEO. WASHINGTON
An Ex-Banker Killed by a Man He
Columbus, O., Nov. 3. William S. Ide
was shot and killed Saturday by John
Smith. Ide is a banker and brother c '
Commander Ide, U. S. N. Smith was
arrested. He followed and shot Ide as
Smith Is an English coachman, f.5
years of age, and says Ide owed hlrn
$1,700. Ide's extensive property Is in
the hands of a receiver. Smith says
he asked Ide for the money and Ide said
he would pay when he got ready and
attempted to pass into the court hou?.
Smith shot him In the side and then in
the head. Ide falling dead in the aud
itor's office. Smith says he was sane
and sober, but exasperated.
Mr. Ide is of an old family here, his
mother being a Sullivan, daughter of
one of the pioneers. Death came so
ulckly he did not utter a word. Trm
affair occurred so quickly that the
score or more of persons near the scene
scarcely realized what had happened
ntll it was all over. Witnesses tat
that the first they saw was, the enter
ing form of Mr. Ide at the north en
trance of the court house. He was bein
followed by an excited individual, who
was rapidly emptying the contents of
revolver toward the retreating bank
er. Mr. Ide continued retreating until
he reached the door of the auditor's
office, where he fell dead. As soon as
he saw that his victim had fallen to the
floor the assailant turned
disappeared through the outside en.
trance. The same instant Countr AuA. i
nor naiuaay anu others In the off'ce
umea to ne scene. Mr. HaIIMhv
passed the prostrate form of Mr i.ij
ana nastent a after the murderer a
policeman r iptured Smith, but not un
til after Smith had made a desperate ef-
tori to put 8 ban throueh his own in-nin
The man gave little resistance when hs
found that his attempt to add suicide
to the tragedy had failed and was hur
riedly taKen to the do ce t.itim.
rTODaoly no coachman In h ,-itu-
better known. For some time wn
n tne employ of Dr. n. N inn.nl
later acted In a similar capacity for the
late M. M. Green of the Hocklnjr Val
ley roaa, ana in more recent years had
LuarKe oi tne stable or William A. Neil
oi.i.ii, n.iB ne una lae ir i rf fi nnt
pay him he (Smith) would have to go to
me uouse. ne naa ben dis
charged bv his last employer on ac-
luuiii oi oia age.
Thomas Sullivan and Steve R. Ar
Bold were arrested In Omaha as bus
Vicious characters Saturday night, and
are believed by tbe police to be "good
men." In their possession were two
skeleton keys, two handsome diamond
Flags valued at 1200, two diamond ear
rings and a diamond stud valued at
much more. They also owned $80 in
cash. The men were secured in a room
ear Fourteenth and Dodge streets by
uetecuves Hunivan and Hudson, and
are known to be new arrivals in the
dty. They are connected by tho au
thorities with an eastern diamond rob
Lincoln has been infested with hlirh
waymen for a couple of weeks past and
tnere nave been hold-ups every night
In on case a merchant in East Lincoln
was compelled to hold up his hands
whits the robbers went through the
money drawer. Saturday night J. w.
nenlth. a merchant, was driving home
With his son, when they were waylaid
at Twentieth and J streets. Smith was
track over the head with a sandbag,
bat was not disabled. He showed flzht
and the robbers fired at him two r
three times. Mr. Smith returned the
re, and, whipping up the horses, es
caped. It Is not known If either of the
rcbsars was hit The horse was wound
sd fey a stray bullet.
The new state law requiring the oper-
eoea or vesvouiea motor cars became
CsetHrs Monday mors ing. but not all
eg tne motors of the Omaha Street Rail
way company wars vestibuled on that
aat, Several months ago the local
f mot railway company increased the
i tm hi its car hops and commenced
t-e work of placing vestibules upon the
r "-sears. The holding of thii state fair
VN as worn to some extent for,
si snow ns; tan tramc, n was necessary
ft lavs some eigaty extra motors in
te nfvtos, and work npoa these could
rt M commenced antil after the doss
re f-r. lines that time about fifty
f r I " .. -Jm havs been constantly em-
71 1 ri tJM ear shops, and before the
t s-4k it is expected that all
t ! L-'-v wU bs as tripped with ves
l 1 "-star morning about thlr-
r . 1 triors wsrs sent eat
( s,t I wTJs tiMM already la
M f t-1 be stfdent to
Mil J, L Vahrat Kill, the
..I cxJ Ram Twentieth
President McKinley Issues Hla Fir. t
i nanKsgiving Day Proclamation.
Washington, D. C Nov. 2 t
l t 1 - , ...
nvKHiiey nas IHHUed hl first Thont,.
giving day proclamation, as follows-
"In remembrance of God's good;ieis
lo us uunng me past year, which has
been so abundant, let us offer u nln Ulm
our thanksgiving and pay our vows
uiuo ine most nign.
"Under his watchful rirnvirin i
iustry has prospered, the conditions of
wuwen nave oeen improved, the re.
wards of the husbandmen hive .
Increased and the comfort of our homes
iiuiupiica. ins mignty hand has pre.
served peace and protected the nation.
Respect for law and order has be .i
strengthened, love of free Institutions
zherished. rid all sections of our be-
iovea country brought into closer bonds
oi iraiernai regard and generous co-op
"For these great benefits It Is our dutv
to praise the Lord In a spirit of humility
and to offer up to Him our most earnest
"That we may acknowledge our obll
ratlon as a people to Him who has so
graciously granted us the blessings cf
free government and material pros
perity. I, William McKinley, president
i tne united states, do hereby desig
nate and set apart Thursday, the 26t
lay of November, for national thank,
riving and prayer, which all of the peo.
pie are Invited to observe with appro,
prlate religious services in their re
ipectrve places of worship.
"On this dsy of rejoicing and domestic
reunion let our prayers ascend to the
fiver of every good and perfect gift for
the continuance of his love and favor t
Is, that our hearts may be filled with
lharlty and good will, and that we may
ks ever worthy of his beniflcent con
tern. "Done at the city of Washington, this
twenty-ninth dsy of October, In th
year of our Lord, one thousand eight
bund red and ninety-seven, and of the
Independence of the United States ths
Mie hundred and twenty-second.
(Seal) "WILLIAM M KINLET.
"By the president.
"Secretary of State."
After having keen shot twice without
sing hurt m the very act of stealing
chickens, a Maltese cat of Plkeaviiu.
BalUmore county, Md., was Anally dis
patched by a cltlsen who had lain la
wait all night for It In the hen house,
accord! as? to ths neighbors' mmHi the
est had carried oft IN chickens la lew
Several Vain Attempts to Murder an
Old Man who Inheritsa Fortune
Eldora, la., Nov. 3. Henry Dershorn,
the old farmer who lives north of ner
near Owassa. and who has fallen heir
to $32,000 in Pennsylvania, has lived In
terror during the last year, bariy ,n
the spring his family came home from
church one Sunday night and found
him lying In a pool of blood, nearly
dead. He was Insensible, and had "eon
struck on the head with a billy. When
aroused he said that masked men ha 1
entered the house to murder him and
had left him in that condition, suppos
ing him dead. The sheriff and county
attorney made a very careful Investiga
tion at the time, but found no clew and
made no arrests.
In July, one dark night Mr. Ders
horn was driving home from OwaKa.
when a man sprang up from the road
side out of the grass and shot at him.
Fortunately the aim was misdirected
and beyond a slight wound In the ear
Mr. Dershorn escaped uninjured. For a
second time the officers went over the
case thoroughly, but again they found
Now, in the light of this windfall to
Mr. Dershorn of $32,000. it Is believed
that a motive existed for wishing the
old man out of the way. and these at
tempts at murder were prompted, by
mercenary motives on the part of Inter
ested parties between whom and tha
fortune Mr. Dershorn Btood.
He Is an elderly man, quite deat.ion-J
It is an easy matter to approach him.
In both attempts upon his life trace
were left to show that robbery was in
tended of his person or premises, but It
Is thought that these schemes were lata
to deceive the officers.
A JOKE CAUSES INSANITY.
Young Man Is Frightened Into In
sanity Suit For Damages.
Fort Dodge, Ia, Nov. 3. Attention of
the district court was taken up all last
week with the case of Lazarus Reynolds
against Thomas Reedy. The plaintiff
sues for J25.000 for damages to the
health and mind of his son, Ralph M.
Reynolds. He alleges that In the win
ter of 1895 Reedy, for a joke. Induced
Ralph Reynolds, a young man of 22, to
go to the railroad tracks to see the
body of a man supposed to have been
killed. It was at a late hour In the
night and the supposed corpse, which
was really the hired man. Allen John
son. jumped up In his winding sheet
and chased him until he was frantic
with fear. He became insane the nett
day, and after being three times at the
hospital for the insane he is pronounced
Reedy denies that the Incident took
place and says it Is a creation of Ralph
Reynolds' Insanity, and claims the suit
is an attempt to bleed htm. Reedy Is
a wealthy farmer near Gowrle and Rey
nolds family are neighbors.
THE OUTRAGEOUS DECISION
EX-CHIEF JUSTICE MAXWELL
The Venerable Jurist Explains the
Errors of Judge Powell Unlawfu
Means and Flimsy Technicalities
Resorted To to Defraud the State
THE ANDREE BALLOON.
Report That It was Seen Floating
Near Prince Charles Promontory
Christiana, isov. z. utspatcnes re
ceived here from the island of Vardl In
the Arctic ocean off Flnmark, which,
with Vardoehuus, is the most northern
fort, say the public there Is fully con
vinced or the truth of the report that a
whaling ship sighted Prof. Andree's
balloon floating September 28, neir
Prince Charles promontory, Spltzen
bergen. The news has caused consider
able depression among the friends cf
Brakmo, the Arctic explorer, proposed
to sail for Prince Charles promontor
In order to investigate the truth of the
story told by the crew of the whaler.
Captain Sverdrup of Dr. Frldjof Nan
sen's exploring ship Fram does not be
lieve the report
Edison's New Triumph,
New York, Nov. 2. The Electrical
Engineer published the first authorita
tive account of Thomas A. Edison's
success In recovery by electricity of the
iron contained in low grade ore. The
Inventor's experiments have been car
ried on during the past six years at the
old Ogden Iron mills, a few miles fro.n
Dover, N. J. His process. In brief, con
lets of pulverising the ore. The pow
der Is then stlowed to fall In close prox
imity to electric magnets, which defl ;t
the iron to one side and non-metall'c
matter falls to the other side by grav
Yu Shi Yfs Term Ends.
Washington. D. C. Nov I I u
stated at the Chinese legation thst the
retirement of Tu Hhl Yi as consul gen
eral at Sen FYanclsro Is In the usual
course of business, his term of three
years having expired. He is mmiiw
east to visit friends and confer with te
minister. Mr. Yo How, secretary of the
legation, has left for San Francisco te
occupy a consular position.
Fredrico Mora and RIoMa Raaua.
en. found guilty of making false notes
cf the Bank of Costa Rica, have teen
sentenced to two years' Imprleoweat
t Sing Stag and to pay a fine of Ua
Fremont Neb., Oct 25, 1897. Hon. W,
L. Greene: Dear Sir The ruling of
Judge Powell la erroneous In the case
of State vs. Bartley et al just tried be
fore him, that a bond delivered to the
governor within the time fixed by stat
ute was void because not approved
within such time. Tbe law does not
require an impossibility. The governor
Is to exercise care In the approval of
the bond and It is his duty to ascertain
whether or not the sureties are suffl
clent The bond was for a large amount
and with many sureties, and thus might
require several days to examine It It
is for the interest of the state that tbe
governor take sufficient time to make a
thorough investigation. The approval
dates from the time of delivery to the
governor. The act of approving la con
tinuing from that time until complet
ed, but It is but one act "the aproval. '
The provision In regard to filing and
and recording is directory merely, and
bond approved by the governor is
good and will bind the obligors If nei
ther filed nor recorded. If the filing
and recording were necessary to enti
tle a party to exercise the duties of the
office to which he had been elected it
would be In the power of the secretary
of state to defeat his election by failing
to file and record the bond, and man
damus would not lie if this decision is
right, because the time had expired.
No one will contend that the secretary
has such power. The governor may re
quire additional sureties as a condition
of approval and when given they merely
strengthen the original bond which the
governor is considering.
Judge Sutherland in his valuable
work on Statutory Construction No. 322
says: In the consideration of the pro
visions of any statute they ought to re
ceive such a reasonable construction If
the words and subject matter will admit
of It as that the existing rights of the
public or of Individuals be not in
fringed. Consideration of what is rea
sonable, convenient or causes hardship
and injustice have a potent influence I
many cases." He also says. No. 44i
A provision that an officer shall take
his official oath within a certain period
or give his official bond even where the
Iwsue of a commission to him Is prohib
ited until such bond is given," Is direc
tory. In regard to bonds he states truj
rule that a bond differing in form and
mode or execution from what is re
quired by statute but containing sub
manually the required provisions
valid. No. 453. Hartley held the offltve
of state treasurer for two years with the
knowledge of his sureties under the
bond approved by Governor Holcomb
He was a member of many state boards
received public money as treasurer and
paid It out In the same capacity, and
was treasurer In fact. He handled
millions of dollars of the money of the
state, drew his salary regularly as treas
urer and is charged with the wrongful
ppropriatlon of more than half a mil
lion dollars, mostly of. the permanent
school fund, and yet we are gravely told
that he was not treasurer and therefore
there is no liability on his bond. The
reposition looks like a mere pretext to
saddle the loss on the state. So far as
the settlement of the account before
the approval of the bond is concerned
the proof shows that Governor Hot-
comb made a rigid examination of the
accounts of the treasurer. He checked
p all the assets and evidences of cred
Its In the forms of certificates of deposit
produced by the treasurer and found
hat all the funds were accounted for
The mode of procedure Is that of every
clearing house. No public charges of
ishonesty had been made against
Hartley at that time and the republican
party had vouched for his honesty and
reliability by re-electing him. If he
was a defaulter at that time no one
seems to have been aware of it The
presumption of law Is that these certlfl
cates of deposit are genuine and there
is nothing to ehow that they were not
The treasury of this state has no vaults
proof against burglars, hence, until
suitable vaults and guards are provided
it has been and will be necessary to tie
posit cash in various banks for safe
keeping. And the certificates sub
mitted to the governor were the evl
dence of such deposits. Had he re
quired the cash to be produced It would
have occupied several weeks In count-
ing it and needed the services of several
watchmen and guards for which there
was no provision, or for their payment
The trial lasted several weeks. The
court at tbe commencement of the trial
and later refused to receive evidence of
tho approval of the bond, but at the
close held that as the bond had not
been approved within tbe statutory
time It was void.
The judge said: "I cannot see that
either party has been prejudiced by
my not having decided the point at
that time. And in light of the request
of the attorney general will now an
nounce my decision on that question
In view of the decision in the Lansing
case and the very mandatory character
of the language of the statute of this
state, the failure to approve the bond
on or before January , 189S, was s
very material matter, and by reason of
that failure the office of state treasurer
became vacant and remained vacant
until the 7th day of January, 187
know of no ststute In any other state,
and no statute was called to my atten
tion In any of the arguments where the
language is nearly as strong as it Is ex
pressed In our own statutes. Is that
clear enough. Mr. Attorney General 7"
, Attorney General Smythe responded.
"It Is clear enough, but what effect does
It have on the bond?"
Judge Powell answered: "It has an
effect Without expressing an opinion
as to whether or not the bondsmen
would be liable under the waiver. I cer
tainly think that-the state cannot re
cover upon that instrument."
Governor Holcomb had taken the
precaution at the time he approved the
bond to take from the sureties a waiver
of any objections to the bond. This
the attorney general offered In evidence
but the court refused to receive It be
cause a variance, The reported caaer
of the early years of this century show
that the common law judges dissolved
attachments and dismissed cases be
cause of the misspelling of a word or
Improper addition of a letter Jn the
pleadings or the ground of a variance.
That rule has never prevailed In this
country. Onr code, section 144, pro
vides for amendments and no case la to
be dismissed where an amendment can
be made. The court may either before
or after Judgment, in furtherance of
Justice, and on such terms as may be
proper, amend any pleading, praeses or
proceeding, by adding or striking out
the name of a party, or by correcting a
mistake to the name of a party, or a
mistake la any ether respect, or by In
serting other stlegstlons material In the
case, or when the amendment does not
change substantially the claim or de
fense by confirming the pleading or
proceeding to the fact proved," etc. An
amendment of the petition setting up
the written waiver of the sureties was
clearly within the provisions of the stat
ute. It raised no new Issue. The
amendment was clearly In luitherance
of justice. Why, then, was it not per
mitted and the cause proceed? The
court seems to have ruled that there
could be do recovery on the bond. If
not then there could be no recovery on
the waiver alone. This decision, how.
ever, is In line with several decisions in
regard to the permanent school fund
made by our courts In the last three
years; and acts of the misuse and mis
appropriation of that fund are glossed
over as If they were meritorious, if
the people of the state assent to such
decisions, and taxes are heaped upon
the taxpayers to supply the deflclen
cies, the burdens of taxation will not
only be greatly Increased, but the bale-
fjl Influence will be felt In every part
of the state. The decisions referred to
are such as to fully justify the strong
language of Governor Crounse in his
last message to the legislature. Gov
ernor Crounse was not inaugurated In
January. 1893, for several days after
the time fixed by statute. In conse
quence of the failure of the senate to
organize so that the votes could be can
vassed. So of the treasurer and other
state officers. The governor elect and
other officers were present ready to be
gin the performance of their respctive
duties, but without their fault were
unable to do so. If this decision is
correct It Is probable that Hartley's flirt
bond Is In the same condition as the
second one. I cannot believe such de
cisions state the law correctly. Yours
CEATH OF HENRY GEORGE.
SAD ENDING OF HIS BRILLIANT
Son of the Dead Leader Named
as the Candidate of the Jefferson
Ian Democracy For Mayor of
Greater New York.
THE SUGAR-ROLLING SEASON.
Canfleld In the Chicago Times-Heraid.
In a little while black smoke will be
pouring against the blue sky of Louisi
ana from the cavernous throats of 'bag
asse" chimneys. "Bagasse" is refuse
cane after the juice Is expressed. Ton
of It are accumulated In sugar-making
and In many mills the custom is still
to burn it More advanced planters use
it as a fertiliser. The "grinding sea
son, or "rolling season. Is near at
hand. The broad fields, which all sum
mer waved darkly green In solid mass,
He brown under the autumn sun. Where
the cane still stands1 an army of dusky
soldiers who wield the two-foot knife
as a Cuban wields his machete Is mov
ing to the attack. The serried stalks
struck close to the ground, will fall In
swaths, making what are known as
"windrows." Then they will be hauled
In enormous wagons to a great mill.
which stands pear the bayou.
If the mill be of the modern pattern
the work in celerity and system will re
semble the work of an eastern factory.
If it be of the old pattern the work will
lose in efficiency, but will gain In pie
turesquenes. In old days the can
was crushed between huge Iron rollers.
The juice flowed into a tank, where It
was treated with sulphur. Thence It
WPnt Into the open kettles, where It -a
boiled until It reached the granulation
point. Thence It was emptied Into open
"coolers," where It slowly formed Its
crystals. The uncrystalilzed residue
was known as "suar-house molasses."
or "cooler molasses." The syrup which
drains from the still wet sugar after It
Is placed In hogsheads is known as
"black," or "cistern molasses," and it
of the lowest grade.
The modern mill Is a "diffusion" mill.
The cane is not ground, but Is chopped
Into little bits by macerators. The bit
are placed In huge Iron bottles, with
closed tops, whtre they steep. The pro
cess is almost an exact reproduction of
making tea. Nearly every particle of
saccharine matter Is extracted at a less
cost. Closed vats, centrifugal machines,
chemical rooms and so forth do the rest
of it It Is all very exact and scien
tific, but it Is not pretty. Planters are
putting In diffusion machinery as fast
as they can afford It, because its use
means much more money In the agri
Romance has gone out of the sea. No
more do towering three-deckers with
bellying sail on sail shear through the
waters of the main. One gets no poesy
from what Mr. Kipling calls a "ram.
you-damn-you liner, with a brace of
bucking screws." Most of It has gone
from sugar making, slain, as the ro
mance of the sea was slain, by machin
ery. In the old time a Louisiana sugar
mill, under full pressure, made a sight
worth remembrance. It was tall and ot
"cane shed," througn which ran the
carrier that transported cane to the roll
ers. Enormous chimneys reared their
heads about the building. Wagon
trains bearing cane came and went con
stantly. The cane lay heaped twenty
feet high under the shed, hundreds ot
tons of it. Wood fires roared In two
furnaces built under the sugar kettles,
which were set In masonry on the see.
The vast Interior swarmed with heln
Everywhere were faces black as jet.
Light glanced from a dozen smokv
lamps fastened to the walls. The in
terior of the old-fashioned mill was all
in one room and an uninterrupted view
was naa from end to end. At night the
scene was particularly picturesque,
Then the lights glared, the furnace
flames roared more loudly, black shad.
ows danced upon the walls, song was
constant, ine "sugar boiler" moved
about, an embodiment of authority.
Through wreaths of steam that floatel
to the roof dark figures flitted, looking
like evil spirits. The men who handled
the long shafts with buckets at the
ends used to spill the seething Juice
from one kettle to another, frequently
were stripped to the waist. Th ma..
slve muscles showed like ropes undr
the black skins. Outside a winter wind
might howl, but In the mill was a tor.
rid temperature. The folks from th
big house the planter's famllv
down every night all through the "roll-
ing season." 'l here was a fascination
New York, Nov. 1. Henry George
died at I'nlon Square hotel at S o'clock
Friday morning of apoplexy. He made
four speeches tiie preceding night.
After speaking at several different
campaign meetings Thursday evening.
Mr. George returned to the hotel about
II o'clock. He ate a light supper an!
Immediately retired. About 3:30 o'clock
this morning he awoke and complained
of suffering severe pains. He became
unconscious, from which condition be
did not again recover.
After his nomination for mayor by
the Jeffersonlan democrats a month
ago Mr. George made an extremely ac
tive canvass, speaking several times
every evening and working from early
to late ashls headquarters. He gave to
the campaign Its most sensational In
cidents, Its attacks on Kichard Croker
and Senator Piatt, nhom he threatened
to prosecute for various crimes such
as levying blackmail upon city con.
tractors and aspirants for olnce should
he be elected mayor.
His candidacy gave to Greater New
York's election Its greattst element of
uncertainty, for, according to expert
politicians, it was practically Impos
sible to estimate how much of Hryan's
vote of last year would go to George
Instead of Van Wyck.
The night before his death Mr. George
poke In the borough of Manhattan at
the Central opera house. He was greet
ed by large and enthusiastic crowds
In one of these speeches Mr. George
'I have labored for years to make
myself known, and now at last these
things are all written down. I believe
that all the needed reforms are summed
up in the philosophy. The right of
every man to eat. to drlrk, to speak
as he sees fit so long as he does not
trench on the rights of other men.' "
Later, in the same speech, he repeat
ed his threats against Mr. Croker In a
ringing voice that greatly affected his
hearers, saying: "lt him go to the
penitentiary; he shall go there."
Mrs. George accompanied her husband
on most of his spi ei limaklng trips.
Mr. George was about five feet five
Inches high and of sl-nder build. His
bead was bald and his brows fast be
The committee In charge of the funeral
of Henry George have arranged that the
body He In state at the Grand Central
palace Sunday. At 3 p. m. the funeral
services and orations will take place.
At 7 p. m. the funeral procession will
cross the Brooklyn bridge to the Brook
lyn city hall.
SON SUCCEEDS HIS FATHER.
The Name of Henry George, Jr.,
Substituted For His Father.
New York, Nov. 1 The Thomas Jef
ferson democracy Friday afternoon
substituted the name of Henry George.
Jr., for the name of his father, Henry
George, as candidate for mayor of
Greater New York.
Henry George, jr., was born In Sac
ramento, Cal., ki lisfi2. He was educated
In the public schools of San Francisco.
He was taken from school and put to
work In a printing office and helped to
set type for "I'rogress and Poverty."
He came east with his father in 188),
In 1S&X he went to England as his fath
er's private secretary. After his return
he was ! yed for some time on the
editorial staff of Truth, a dally paper
then publlhhed In this city. Afterward
he was assistant to the late James Ked-
path, when the latter was editor of the
North American Hevlew.
When the Standard was founded by
his father as the recognized exponent of
the single tax movement, he became
managing editor of the paper, holding
that position until W.n. Then he went
to Washington as sieclal correspondent
for a number of western paH'rs.
In 1S92 he spent six months In Eng
land as eorresimmlent for several prom.
lnc-nt American dallies, writing letter
on social and political topics.
In 1.S93 he went to Jacksonville, Fla.
to assume the news management of lh
Jacksonville Citizen. He held that po
sition for two years and then returned.
to act as his father's secretary and as
sist In the revision of the new book ort
political economy, which was nearly
PROPOSE TO CUT WAGES.
A Reduction of Wages Is Proposed
by Print Cloth Manufacturers.
Fall Klver, Mass., Nov. 3. The print
cloth report for last week does not show
very satisfactory results and the situa
tion Is railing forth considerable com
ment from stockholders, who have
selz1 upon the opportunity offered by
the annual meetings to criticise some,
w hat the methods In vogue here.
The production has b-en normal, 130.
000 pieces, and the sales have been
comparatively light. The stocks on
hand have been Increased 90,000 places.
The market Is dull at cents.
Manufacturers have come to the con
clusion that the cost of production
must be lowered If they are to compete
with southern mills and they have
agreed upon a novel plan. It Is noth
ing more or less than an appeal to the
operatives to accept a cut of 10 per cent
In wages. The plan Is not generally
approved by manufacturers.
BLOOD 18 ON THEIR HEAD8.
Deputies who Shot Down the Hozel
ton Miners Indited for Murder.
Wllkesbarre, Pa., Nov. 2. The grand
lurv him rr-f nrn..l . im. l.i n .. i .
about It that was not to be resisted. The Sheriff Martin and his deputies for the
men who fired the furnaces ran races ', Lattlmer shooting. The true bills In.
with each other. He who caused the eluded nineteen for murder one for
most strikes 'that Is, the greater each man kin .nM ,..
quaniuy or juice to be boiled was king
of his fellows and favored of the dusky
There are still places wrere the am
season may be seen In all Its glorv
Thirty-six true bills were found In the
same way for felonious wounding
against the same defendants. The fact
that true bills have been found occa
sions very little surprise, as this action
where "slrop" half boiled cane lulce Ti Mpected. If the Jury had Ignored
Is still made; where "sugar-house beer" in bl"" lho "'lunts would have
la hrotvoH- whr . . . ' . i been at once re-arrested.
pecans sre burled In the fast rranui.i. I Tne likelihood is that Sheriff Martin
le work of fifty; but they are not , " " l,,n or preliminary hesr-
many. Before the march of modernitv '' ""''"i" tnat me prosecution will
most of the old things are n..Yn I U u,ne1 wln
among them that spirit of patriarchy
which was once the dominant not In Thirty-five striking miners were ar-
the symphony of life on the old plant- relel 'sr the Oak Hill. Ps mines of
tion. The southern grower Is becoming Nw York and Cleveland Oas Coal
more and more an employer at hi company, charrmi wiik n.i..fui
mer slaves, and less of a fsther. He bl-
thinks more of what he ran get out of
m i'!!. ot. wh" i!omm,,loner ormah of the Internal
tne effect on them will be in th revenua hinn m
for it hut"? u -Jh-.mor ro!Pro" f.n, tor distilled spirits bottled
(Or It DUt It IS not any mora nlaa..- i In hnnit w S . ....
or beautiful. That Is certain. ernment r
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