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PINOREE SUGGESTS NEW JERSEY
WOULD BE A HAPPY RIDDANCE.
Scathing Arraignment of
Fearful Industrial Evils of
New York, April 17. The announce
ment that Governor Hazen S. Plngree
of Detroit was to speak Friday night
under the auspices of the People's in
suiuie ai uooper union attracted a
large crowd. There was not a vacant
eat in the hall when the speaker,
whose subject was "Trusts," appeared
on the platform. His appearance was
the signal for much cheering and wav
ing of hats and handkerchiefs.
Another demonstration of welcome on
the part of the audience followed up the
Introduction of Charles Sprague Smith,
When quiet was restored Governor Pin.
gree spoke from manuscript as follows
"There Is no more Important prob
lem before the people today than the
trust and what to do with It. It Is a
menace to our commercial institutions.
Does It imperil our national life and
character? Should It be made a legal
outlaw or merely be regulated by law?
Can the problem be solved with equal
Justice to capital and labor? Are the
dangers from trusts magnified? Do
the public men of the country under
estimate their seriousness? Is the so
lution of the problem a matter for
political parties to undertake? These
and many other questions are being
"Like all questions, it has two sides
and both must be fairly stated. It can
not be solved by denunciations on the
part of those who believe in drastic
CANNOT SILENCE THE PEOPLE.
"On the other hand the manipulators
of the trusts cannot quiet the clamor,
looking on with a 'what are you going
to do about If attitude. The Christian
religion given the world by the man of
Nazareth has provided mankind with
spiritual freedom. The emancipation
proclamation gave man physical free
dom. Industrial freedom Is now de
manded by nine-tenths of the world's
population. America, freer of the ne
gro slaves. Is asked for the solution of
the last great problem.
"The trust creates conditions more
serious than our people have ever fac
ed, slavery and secession alone except
ed 11 is rraugnt with more conse
quences to the nation than the question
of expansion and foreign policy arising
out of the recent Spanish-American
AVOIDS THE LAW,
"The trust of the present day Is not
a combination of many corporations.
It Is the one huge corporation which
has absorbed the property of many cor
porations and of Individuals, too. The
corporations whose property It has
wallowed have dissolved, gone out ot
"In this way the trust of today seeks
to avoid the anti-trust laws. Its man
agers claim that It Is not a combina
tion, that it Is not organized to restrain
trade. 'How can It be?" they say.
"We are merely one corporation. The
field Is open to others.'
"It Is Instructive to note how useless
the anti-trust laws have been. They
have been enacted In twenty-five states.
Twenty states have no anti-trust laws.
In only four states have serious at
tempts been made to enforce them, that
Is In Ohio, Missouri and Texas.
"As soon as a 'trust' is organized It
Imemdlately executes a mortgage on its
property and usually Issues bonds equal
to the amount of Its stock. The stock
and bonds are given In liberal amount
to the promoter and the financier and
distributed among the stockholders
of the smal companies which have
transferred their property to the 'trust.
The balance Is sold at low prices and
the proceeds used to pay the debts of
the small corporations, to purchase new
machinery and to start the 'trust' on ita
road to ruin.
RUIN TO MANY.
It Is plain to the dullest of us that
this process means Immense quantities
of 'water' In the stocks and bonds of
the 'trusts.' -But what do the promo
ter and financier care for that. Those
who suffer are the innocents who pur
chase the securities as Investments and
the men and women who are thrown
out of employment by the closing of
factories made necessary by the econ
omy of the 'trust' management. Event
ually the wages are reduced, and the
consumer pays a tribute In high prices
In order that dividends and Interest
may be paid to the owners of the
heavy 'watered' stock and bonds of the
"Harsh as it may sound, the 'trust'
will divide the people of this country
Into sharply defined classes, masters
and slaves. The tendency of the 'trust'
Is to place aril business In the hands of
a few men, whose only ability lies In
their power to make money. All em
ployes will be subject to these men,
and they will be treated as tools to do
the bidding of their mercenary masters.
"It needs no prophet or philosopher
to predict what effect this will have;
Indeed, la already having, upon the In
dependence of the people. Men cannot
be machines and free men at the same
"There is something to lire for beside
accumulated wealth. But without com
mercial Independence, without manll
neea and fair play In business, there la
little hope for the higher development
of the people.
-Not the least of the beneflU to corns
from the deatrwtloB of the trust will
k the purtfylm to a gnat degree ef
o wgnmiy bodies.
i believe that the 'trust' problem
should not be made the football of
politicians and political parties. I think
an parties snouia mane common war
HOTBEDS OP TRUSTS.
"The figures which I receive from
secretaries of states show beyond ques
tion that practically all the trusts are
organized under the laws of New Jer
Bey and New York (a very small pro'
portion In New York).
"We all know that the trusts are
conceived In New York, because capital
Is concentrated there, but It Beems
they cross the river to New Jersey to
get a license to live.
"Do not think that I am prejudiced
If say that this 'trust' evil might be
cured if all the other states would ex
tend an Invitation to New Jersey to
secede from the union. This might be
embarrassing Just now. Our vice pres
ident and attorney general are both cit
izens of New Jersey.
MIGHT INVITE SECESSION.
"I am confident the people of the
country, who are suffering from the
oppression of the 'trust' would raise
no objection If New Jersey would com-
nly with such an Invitation. I am also
satisfied that a large part of the evil
existing from trusts would no longer
exist if states, and especially New Jer
sey, did not grant such liberal charters.
I believe that government and munici
pal ownership and operation of rail
roads, gas, water and other public prop
erties will help solve the problems
which arise from the encroachments of
'I would not have public ownership
extended to anything else, because we
cannot afford to discourage or stifle
State supervision and limitation of
corporations will do much to rid the
country of the 'trust' evil. It can at
least prevent the 'watering" of stock
and the creation of excessive bonded
"A vigorous expression of public sen
timent in s.l lthe states will bring the
proper answer from the courts.
This subject of the proper regula
tion or prevention of the trust Is a very
serious one. It must be dealt with In
a spirit of respect for property rights.
On the other hand, sacred Justice must
compel us to regard the Interests of
the humblest citizen of the states.
'Above all, let us remember that
life, liberty and the pursuit of happi
ness' are Infinitely more Important than
the Interests of Incorporated wealth of
all Its people."
OHIO HAS A PINGREE.
Mayor Jones of Toledo After the
Toledo, O. (Special.) If straws Indi
cate the direction from which the wind
blows, there should be no difficulty for
Ohloans to understand that Mayor
Jones of Toledo has come to the well
established conviction that the welfare
of the state demands that he shall be
Its next governor. In order that the
people of the state may be educated
to a full understanding of the blessings
In store for them, Toledo Is to have a
new morning dally, which will be the
organ of Mayor Jones.
The projectors claim that, with a good
field and little opposition, the Invest
ment will make ft liberal financial re
turn. There will be abundance of mon
ey behind It. It Is proposed, however,
to Institute a. personal Interest In It
among citizens by making It a Joint
stock concern, with $1 shares, to be sold
In small lots to worklngmen and others
who wish to share In Its prospects. This,
It is believed, will hold together the
varied classes who followed the may
or's platform at the last election. In
cidentally, should the Jones boom for
the governorship definitely materialize
he will need an official organ, and will
have this one ready to his hand.
The monster mass meeting ratifying
Mayor Jones' re-election was held In
Memorial hall. In his address the may
or said that this election had demon
strated that men are brothers. "The
people," he went on, "understand, with
the people of Glasgow, that this is our
city, and that all of Its functions should
be operated for our benefit. Their eyes
are open to the Imbecility of continu
ing the system that taxes people thro'
franchises and contracts and puts a
premium on dishonesty, while levying
tribute upon the tolling masses for the
benefit of the (lever, cunning and un
scrupulous. "They have refused to be cajoled,
coerced or deluded Into running after
any false Issue, but have kept their
eyes steadily upon the great eternal
truth that the true purpose of human
government Is to associate men togeth
er In such a v ay that they mcy ex
press their lovii for each other as the
children of one common Father. Men
are corning to look upon superior ability
as a thing that carries with It the re
sponsibility to iicrve their fellow men,
instead of rcgadlng it as a title deed
conferring upon one the right to make
a profit off ones fellows.
"And now cones the serious and Im
portant work. That Is, making practi
cal the things that have been called
Mayor Jones then went on to sum
marize hlB mensage, In which he rcc
ommends a number of departments,
such as the establishment of a city
plant for the nanufacture of fuel gas,
the control and operation by the city
of the electric lighting plan, the estab
lishment of clrll service, the refusal of
grants or exleislons of franchises to
private enterprlie without the approval
of the people, Ihe abandonment of the
contract systm on all public work, the
appointment of a building Inspector,
larger public ptrks, appropriations for
music In the parks, and playgrounds
for the children; establishment of pub
lic bathe, and. In a word, the conver
sion of the city Into a modern Utopia.
WANT THE BOYS HOME
A MASS MEETING OF FATHERS,
MOTHERS AND SWEETHEARTS.
All Parts of the State were Repre
sented and a Permanent Or
Lincoln, Neb., April 18. A large
number of relatives and friends of the
First Nebraska, representing as dele
gates the various towns and communi
ties from which companies of the regi
ment were raised, met In the senate
chamber Saturday afternoon.
Rev. J. W. Seabrook of Geneva pre
sided over the meeting, and B. P.
Cook of Lincoln acted as secretary.
Many of the delegates were mothers
and sisters of Nebraska volunteers ex
posed to the dangers of war and
pestilence In the far-away Philippines.
The purpose of the meeting was
stated by the president to be the taking
of action to prevail on the war depart
ment to release the First Nebraska
regiment from further service.
Mrs. B. E. White of Omaha, presi
dent of the Auxiliary Thurston Rifles,
addressed the meeting, saying that on
April 13 the Auxiliary Thurston Rifles,
deeming that the volunteers had served
every purpose for which they had en
listed, the treaty of peace having been
signed, sent the following cablegram to
the members of company L:
SUPPRESSED BY CENSOR.
"Roys, don't re-enllst; Insist on Imme
On April 14 the following message
was received from the officers of the
'Your cablegram of yesterday, Omaha
to Manila, Is undelivered, the reason
given being that it was suppressed by
This action, said Mrs. White, indi
cated to what a desperate strait the
affairs of the boys in the Philippines
were corning. Because of the sup
pressing of tills cablegram, continued
Mrs. White, the following letter was
sent to Assistant Secretary or War
George I). Meiklejohn:
PROTEST TO MEIKLEJOHN.
Yesterday we sent the following ca
ble to our boys In Manila: 'Boys, don't
re-enllst; Insist Immediate discharge.'
This was the unanimous expression of
the friends who desired to communicate
their wishes to the members of com
pany L, First Nebraska. Today we re
ceived the following notice from the
Western Union Telegraph company:
"Your message reached Manila all
right, but cannot be delivered, as It is
held by the government censor.
In the name of the Ladles' Auxiliary
and the associate members of the
Thurston Rifles, representing the fath
ers and mothers and friends of thess
boys, we most earnestly protest against
this Interference with family messages
between us and our sons. We ask you
In the name of all that is fair and Just
to cable instructions to Manila that
this message be delivered at once.
"The action of this government 'cen
sor' is a reflection on our patriotism,
and we do not propose to have our
loyalty and devotion to our country and
the flag called in question in this un
ceremonious manner without entering
TIRE OF POLITICS.
"We have no interest or sympathy for
the political turn that has been given
the retention of our sons In Manila. We
have nothing to do with politics. We
claim the right of communication with
our boys and the action of the 'censor'
only Increases our anxiety, already hard
enough to bear, for our boys in Manila,
Your prompt action and telegraphic
information to us will be very much
This letter was signed iy Mrs. vvnne
as president of the auxiliary society.
Rev. Seabrook objected that the
cablegram sent was Improper, inas
much as It contained the words In
sist on Immediate discharge." The
volunteers, he declared, were In the
hands of the government, and the best
this meeting could do was to adopt
temperate and respectful resolutions,
petitioning the president to send the
Mrs. S. H. King of Lincoln replied In
ii lellinir and stirring speech, hne ut
terly repudiated the stand taken by
the president of the meeting. The
mothers of Nebraska, she declared,
would have more courage than the
men. If the men were afraid, the
mothers were not. The boys from Ne
braska hud not gone to the pnmppinen.
she declared, to fight against a peo
ple's liberty; they were being scandal
ously treated by the government, and
their relatives and friends should have
the courage to demand and insist on
their immediate discharge.
There was pathos and deep feeling In
vtr Kino's remarks, ami tears were
flowing down the cheeks of many
mothers present as she took her seat.
The committee on resolutions pre
sented the following report, w hich was
TO THE PRESIDENT.
"To lion. William MeKlnley. Iresl
dent.Washlngton, D. C: We, the friends
and relatives or the soldiers or uie
First regiment of Nebraska volunteers,
desire to appeal to you to have the
First regiment mustered out of service
at the earliest possible date for the fol
First The First Nebraska was
among the very first equipped, muster
ed Into the service and In the field.
"Second The cause for which the
boys enlisted has been gloriously won,
and by the recent exchange of the rati
fication of the treaty (if peace between
the United States and Spain, peace
and amity between these countries
"Third While we as Americans are
more than proud of the accomplish
ments, the bravery, the patrlirtlsm ot
all our American soldiery, whether It
be storming Caney hill and rushing
the Intrenchments at Santiago, or fight
ing and lying In the enswamped trench
es around Manila, or In the final glori
ous (barges through rivers and Jungles
on fi the Insurgent capital Malolos.
"We sny we can well be proud of the
proof of that which needs no proof,
American prowess and American valor.
"And. Mr. President, while this is all
true of the regiments, whether they
were white or black. It Is peculiarly
true and we are particularly proud of
the boys of the First Nebraska.
deb;ds at the front.
"In the actions In the trenches be
fore Manila and In the later actions
with the Insurgents the First Nebraska
has been In the forefront, and It Is yet
to be learned that they once failed to.
show those high soldierly qualities of
all true Americans.
"This being true, and for the further
reason that the First Nebraska Is al
most entirely made up of the young
business men, farmers, teachers and
students from our high schools and col
leges, from among the beet cltltens of
our state, who temporarily laid aside
their peaceful" avocations In response to
their country's call and that now the
cause for which they volunteered is an
"We, their friends and relatives, be
lieve that you will consider the best
interest of all are concerned by their
early discharge. We, therefore, in the
warmth of our pride In our nation and
our state and in our Nebraska soldiers,
and with the firm intent to be Just to all
alike, ask the Immediate honorable dis
charge of the First Nebraska volun
teers at first port of entry In the Unit
"And if thlB you will do, Mr. Presi
dent, we who so warmly make this pe
tition as friends of the gallant First
Nebraska, will ever hold you in grateful
Many of the fathers and mothers
present spoke briefly, all concurring In
the statement that their boys wrote
nome that they were heartily tired and
disgusted at such a war as is being
waged in the Philippines, and are anx
ious to come home.
A permanent organization was formed
for the purpose of arranging for a re
ception to be tendered the First Ne
braska on their arrival home. Rev. J.
W. Seabrook of Geneva was elected
president; Brad Cook of Lincoln, secre
tary, and Mrs. C. E. White of Omaha,
treasurer of the permanent organiza
tion. William A. Sherman of Cortland, a
blind man, having a son in company C,
was elected honorary vice president.
Other vice presidents were elected as
S. S. Peters of Beatrice, Mrs. Theresa
Woodard of Haveloek, W. D. Batfield
of Nelson, Cadet Taylor of Omaha, Dr.
R. C. Talbot of Broken Bow.
"The number of versions," says the
Missionary Herald, "into which the bi
jle has now been translated has reach
ed the round number of 400."
Rev. Mlnot Savage of New York in a
ecent Bermon defended agnosticism
ind said that more than half the pul
jits In that city were filled by agnostic
Speaking about ancient bibles, Frank
Campbell of Aurora, Neb., reports that
iakett, printer to the University of
It is proposed to raise $10,000 as a
pedal contribution to aid the Amer
can Missionary association in estab
ishlng three schools In favorable points
n Porto Rico. Quite an amount has
ilready been secured.
Nearly all the converts to Chrlstian
ty in China are men, because the wo
nen have no one to teach them. Men
annot teach women In China, the cus
oms of the country forbid It, even it
.here were enough men missionaries.
Louisville, Ky., April 10. The most
gigantic liquor combination ever en
gineered an amalgamation of whisky
ind distillery interests, with a united
apltal of $200,000,000 has been prac
tically completed to all but the small
est details In Chicago, when the men
now controlling the Kentucky distiller
ies and warehouse companies finished
arrangements for the purchase and ab
sorption of nearly every distillery ot
rye whisky In the United States. Levy
Mayer of Chicago, chief attorney for
the Kentucky company, said:
"The most Important part of the Chi
cago meeting may be said to be the
finishing of the legal plans connected
with the completion of the largest of all
whisky combines, and the consolidation
of the rye distilleries of Pennsylvania,
West Virginia and Maryland. The new
company Is now said to be ready for its
final organization. Its capitalization Is
estimated at J60.000.000, of which one
half will be preferred stock and the
balance common. It is said the new
company will acquire by purchase ev
ery rye distillery in the United States
Among the purchases contemplated or
prac tically completed will be the follow
"The Mount Vernon Distillery com
pany, the Montlcello Distilling company,
Guggenhelmer Bros. & Co., Finch &
Co., Philip, Hamburger & Co., Mutual
Distilling company, Hannls Distilling
company, Monongahela company, Phil
adelphia Rye company, Meadow Brook
Rye company, Pontefract & Co., Mag
nolia company, Baltimore Rye com
pany and the Seminole Rye company."
Washington, D. S., April 18. Rear
Admiral W. S. Schley, who has been
on waiting orders since relieved of the
command of the flying squadron, has
been assigned to duty as a member ot
the naval examining board In this city.
The admiral had Just completed ar
rangement for an extensive western
trip and would have left the city with
in a few clays. He had planned to visit
New York, and then Pittsburg, where
he was to address sever:, meetings to
be held in his honor. He intended then
to visit Chicago, Omaha and Denver.
He has been upon waiting orders ever
since be assisted in destroying the
Spanish fleet off Santiago harbor.
Admiral Schley Intimated that he de.
sired the command of the European
squadron when that should be re-established.
While he was not told so in plain
words, It was intimated that he could
not have this desirable assignment.
Schley then stated he wanted that
command or nothing. Up to now he
has received nothing.
Admiral Schley's friends assert tnai
the "ring in the navy department nas
secured this assignment for the ad
miral In order to prevent his going on
the western trip. Admiral Schley is
popular In the west, and his trip would
have been In the nature of a triumphal
To transform wagons Into sleighs a
Massachusetts man has designed a
sleigh which has a beam placed par
allel with the axle of a wagon, with
recess In the face Into which the axle
fits when the wheels are removed, with
means for securely holding it In place.
In an Improved safety lock for doors
To automatically indicate when a
clock needs winding a toothed bar Is
attached to the winding shaft to rise
sm the clock unwinds, a lever being
pivoted at the end of the bar to fall
when the bar Is drawn up high enough
to clear it, dropping an Indicator Into
The latest earth-thawing apparatus
for mining purposes permits the used to
stand inside the chamber and keep
warm while he works, the heat being
produced by forcing air through a sys
tem of pipe colled over the fire box and
then dlcharglng It Into the thawing
WHIN DEWEY WAS A BOY.
Incidents of the Youthful Daya of
the Hero of Manila.
Burlington, Vt. Dr. Julius Dewey.the
father of the admiral, while earning
the meant with which to pay for hie
professional training by teaching school
In Vermont, acquired habits of economy
which clung to him through life.
After his marriage and establishment
In Montpeller a large family connec
tion living in his native town, Berlin,
four miles distant, fell Into a way when
business called them to the capital of
stopping with their teams at hie bouse.
The doctor stood it for a time In
silence, but on a certain market day his
patience sJdenly gave way, and meet
ing his guests at the gate he directed
them to a hotel in the adjacent square,
where he assured them they would find
better accommodations than he could
furnish and at "current rates."
From this Incident, which he fre
quently related, he dated his prosper
ity. He had always a high sense of his
religious obligations, however, and was,
indeed, the founder of the Christ Pro
tesant Episcopal church in Montpeller,
where his distinguished son was bap
tized, attended Sunday school and was
confirmed, and which became the ec
clesiastical home of the family. The
house which he occupied, and In which
all of his children were born, was orig
inally exceedingly small, but waa sev
eral times added to.
Within the last two or three years,
wishing to replace this modest struc
ture with a handsomer, more modern
edifice, Edward Dewey, the second eon,
sold the dwelling and barn (retaining
the grounds) for $150. Three daye aft
erwards the buildings were resold for
$400, the last purchaser, who paid the
cost of removal, placing them on a lot
on state street.
Since the battle of Manila this house,
as the birthplace ana early home or
Ks hero, has been an object of Interest
to tourists and relic hunters. The lat
ter, Indeed, have threatened to carry It
away piecemeal, a souvenir fiend in one
Instance wrenching off a silver plated
faucet and leaving the water running
In the bath room with the pressure ot
the full system f 158 pounds.
Of characteristic stories of Dewey
many are preserved In the mental ar
chives of those who were his compan
ions in the boyish escapades of which
he was the instigator and ,n which he
always played a prominent part.
An Incident of his earliest boyhood,
graphically portrayed by one of them,
brings vividly before us a delightful
tragl-comedy, with the dramatis per
sonae and stage settings of front yard
and vine-clad cottage.
As the two children were at play one
morning a lady, with the Indubitable
toothache symptomB of swollen face
and hand pressed to cheek, alighted
from a vehicle before the gate and
asked to see the doctor. Deciding to ap
ply the only Infallible remedy, and
Wishing to get the best light upon his
patient, that gentleman asked that she
would take her seat In the front door
way, resting her feet on the upper step,
But here a new difficulty arose. The
improvised dental chair provided no
support for the head, and summoning
ye little visitor the operator directed
Im to stand behind her, put his hands
on either side of her face, and let her
brace herself against his shoulder.
"I did as I was told," continued the
narrator, "but at the first twist of the
old-fashioned turnkey the patient ut
tered a yell which, never having heard
an Indian warwhoop, thrilled me with
horror, and, d;;rting m,y post, I fled in
dismay. In an Instant Geo?; was in
my place, and I can see now the set
look of determination upon bis faos
and the resolute pose of his sturdy little
figure, as with the lady's head plllowai
pen his breast he grasped aa ear firm
ly with either small hand.
"Wtw the tovth was out and we
were again alone he endeavored to con
vince me that a 'woran's screams
couldn't hurt,' but I had my own opin
ion on the subject, which logic failed
On another occasion when the two
boys had come Into possession of a bot
tle of maple syrup they agreed to go to
the school house where a fire still burn
ed In the stove and "sugar it."
Upon their arrival they happened to
try the door leading to an upper room,
and finding it fast, although there was
no lock upon it, they concluded that
It was being held by some Intruder, I
who, Intent upon mischief, had con
cealed himself, and, receiving no an
swer, retired to a convenient distance
p.nd held a council of war, When George
is tacitly acknowledged organizer, de
cided that they would get Into the up
ped window by climbing upon a shed
roof, and dislodge the enemy.
"You get a club from the woodpile,"
he said, "and I," unclasping it and
illpplng It Into the breast pocket of
his little spencer, "will take my knife.
Let me go first, and If there are two
of them you can club one while I finish
"All this was as real to us then,"
ald my Informant, "as was the battle
at aMnlla afterward to him. We made
our way stealthily to the upper win
dow, opening It with the utmost cau-
Iton, lest our prey, apprised of our ap
proach, should escape us, but upon en
tering the room there was not a crea
ture to be seen. On examining the
door we found that the fire shovel had
fallen against it In such a way as to
prevent its being opened from the out
side, and the mystery being thus solved
we descended the stairway and set
bout our syrup boiling."
Another adventure in which the dan
ger was by no means imaginary threat
ened a more serious termination, and
might have reversed the victory at
There waa pile of toga ta the baak
yard at the Deweys, and the doctor
on vao MKotr t
him all day. Oonge secured a hmttJ
filled powder horn, aad calling klaj
young companions together, Invited?
them to unite with him In a self-ap-j
pointed celebration. Having bored
hole In one of the logs and filled lt'
in with powder, they arranged a fuse.
Inserted a plug and retired to a safe
distance to await results.
The plug was not driven la with suf
ficient force, however, and was blown
out without making the desired report.
Running forward with one impulse the
boys would have recharged, but George,
waving them back, exclaimed: "One
man's life is enough at a time," and
going to the log was proceeding to pour
in more powder, when It exploded di
rectly in his face.
With eyes fast shut he made straight
for the rain tub, and plunging his head
In, shook it violently about.
When he raised it, with hair all sing
ed, and eyebrows and eyelashes gone,
he presented a strangely altered ap
pearance, but there was not a quiver
on the small, powder-burned face, as,
turning to his companions, be asked:
"Does it show much?"
The least candid of them was obliged
to admit that it did; but George, atill
sanguine of escaping detection, hoped
that "after it stopped smarting; it
would look better."
When the doctor returned from his
distant call that evening, however, he
found a patient awaiting him at home;
and in the quiet seclusion cf the two or
three days following the adventure the
future admiral had leisure In which to
concoct new plans for the entertain
ment of himself and his young friends.
During the Mexican war he was an
ardent worshiper at the shrine of Gen
eral Taylor, who 'licked the enemy
He never tired of looking at a picture
of him which bung In his own homej
and when the boys, catching the mili
tary spirit which pervaded the air,
fought sham battles, he always Insist.
ed upon impersonating "Old Zack," as
signing the part of Santa Ana to soma
one else, an apportionment of charac
ters sometimes resulting in a mutiny.
One night one of the younger set,
then a 6-year-old and not allowed to
go with the big boys, recalls the
fascination which his society had for
him, and the hair erecting stories of
the yellow-back variety with which ha
sometimes regaled him. On a certain
memorable evening, the smaller boy,
stealing away from home at dusk, Join
ed young Dewey and two of hi asso
ciates, and accompanied them up a
deep ravine to an old-fashioned saw
mill, which they set in motion, the
double object thus accomplished being
the seeing of "the old thing shake It
self to pieces" and the securing of a
day's holiday for their friend, the mil
ler's son, by the suspension of opera
tions subsequent upon the draining of
The Immense amount of snow which
falls in the mountains and valley of
New England and the large deposits of
Ice which form In Its rivers make the
breaking up of winter In that far north
ern climate a period to which every boy
endowed with a spirit of adventure
looks eagerly forward.
Two small rivers, the Wlnooskl and '
the Onion, come together in Montpeller
in such a way as to form the letter
T, and around this letter the town is
built. In the spring, when the stream
sreams are swollen by the melting
snows, and pieces of ice are hurried
along by the current, the boy who gets
upon the smallest "cake" which will
bear iiff weight standing often In wa
ter four or five inches deep and suc
ceeds in effecting a landing upon the
mass of pulverized far. interspersed
with huge endwise and crlss-sicss
blocks, which lodges six miles belowt
ebcomes the hero ef the hour.
On such occasions young Dewey was
In his element, leading the way la
every daring enterprise and acquiring
that hardihood and utter disregard of
danger of which the victory at Manila
was the glorious outcome. It was while
guiding his ice raft past bridges and
piers, over cross currents formed by
the influx of lesser tributaries ane"
around quick bends In the river tha
he learned his first lessons in the sci
ence of navigation.
"What man has done man can do,"
was the motto which formed the pro
pelling power of his young life, carry.
Ing him through every boyish undertak-
ing. Who knows but that It may have
inspired his later achievements as well?
Germans Are Skeptical.
Berlin. (Special.) The German gov
ernment was taken wholly by surprise
with the news from Samoa. The im
perial chancellor. Prince Hohenlohe. Is
spending his birthday, which occurred
Friday, at Baden Baden, and the min
ister of foreign affairs Varon von Bue
low, Is enjoying a fortnight's vacation
A well Informed Individual says the
government Is skeptical as to Admiral
Kautz" Instructions. He adds that the
Instructions for a bombardment were
based on the British and American
claims that Mataafa was contravening
the Samoan act But, the correspond
ent's informant points out, the contra
vention was not specified, and the gov.
ernment presumes that If the act was
really Infringed, Herr Rose, the Ger
man consul, would also have protested,
as his government had Instructed him
to strictly conform to the act
The assertion that Herr Rose protest
ed against the deposition of the pro
visional government Is doubted here,
as, it Is claimed, Herr Rose waa In
strutted not to Identify himself with
Mataafa more closely than tha repro
sentatlvea of the other powers.
There Is considerable curiosity In this
city as to the effect the outbroak will
have on the attitude of tha UaltaC
States and Great Britain, but tha view
remains that tha final settlement wtl
bo changed by tha outbreak of keotlM.
ties, qui must do arranged by tlM ;
cinni oi mo inrae eaunets.
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