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SIOUX CO. 'JOURNAL
By GEO. D. CANON.
Hn, Retbge of Brown county, the
Qerman woman who was thought to be
fatally injured while burning weeds on
her farm a few days ago, will recover,
although her back and one side were
burned to a crisp.
Returns from the special bond elec
tion of Brown county for the purpose
f bonding the judgment indebtedness
oC the county at a lower rate of inter
tat, show that it was defeated by about
forty, a very low vote being polled.
The Star clothing house of North
Platte was entered by burglars. The
burglars gained entrance by breaking
the glass of the front door. Two sus
pects are under arrest. Several hun
dreds dollars' worth of goods were
Much excitement was caused by the
mysterious disappearance of a Mrs.
Grams, living north of Ainsworth, but
the consequent suspicion of foul play
has been quieted by locating the miss
ing woman some several miles south
of town, where she bud fled to escape
further cruelty at t titer uf a bru
The state grand lodge of the Bohe
mian Benevolent association, C. S. P.
S., was held last week at Wilber, with
delegates from all over the state. An
ton E. Novak of Humboldt was elected
president and W. S. Witt of the same
place secretary. F. J. Sadilek of Wil
ber was elected delegate to the national
grand lodge, which meets at Detroit
Mich., next August. , 4
Of the twenty-two boys who enlist
ed from St. Edwards in the First Ne
braska regiment, two were discharged
from dirty at Honolulu, Lieutenant Sis
son killed and all but seven are now
In the hospital suffering from wounds.
The last one reported was Eli Sisson,
son of Mr. and Mrs. H. P. Sinson,
cousin of Lieutenant L. E. Sisson, who
has many friends there who hope his
wound will not prove serious.
Sheriff Byrnes of Platte county has
returned from Glenwood, la., bringing
with him George Hayden, wanted at
Columbus for burglary committed last
November. Jack Hayes, his pal, who
was caught at the time, was tried in
the district court at Columbus and
given three years In the penitentiary.
Hayden was positively identified and
concluded to come without requisition
papers. There are now nine occupants
of the county Jail and things are in a
very crowded candition.
Lincoln,- Neb. (Special.) Adjutant
General Barry sent to the war depart
ment the following:
"Lincoln, Neb., April 26. Hon. Rus
sell A. Alger, Secretary of War, Wash
ington, D. C: I am instructed by the
governor of Nebraska to request the
return of the remains of all officers and
enlisted men of the First Nebraska kill
ed in battle and died of wounds re
ceived in battle in the Philippine isl
ands to their respective homes on the
same transport bearing the remains of
Colonel Stotsenberg to the United
States P. H. BARRY,
The following has also been wired to
Colonel Vifquain at Augusta, Ga.:
"Citizens of state are organizing to
give regiment a reception on return.
Before calling meeting of delegates
from towns where companies were or
ganized to arrange for reception at
home of companies the governor directs
me to ascertain whether regiment will
return to state In body and If compa
nies will retain organization until their
arrival at home stations."
TELLER'S ALARMING ATTACK
Senator Seized with Fainting, Re
maining Unconecloue 15 Minutes.
Denver.Colo. (Special. United States
Senator Henry M. Teller had an alarm
ing fainting attack at Longmont. He
had attended and spoke at the funeral
tf ex-Attorney General Byron L. Carr.
After the funeral he fainted at the
church. He was taken to the Carr res
idence and It was about fifteen min
ute before he regained consciousness.
The senator came back to Denver on
the train and was feeling fairly welL
Dr. George E. Rlter, son-in-law of the
senator, and also his physician, said:
"I do not regard the attack as very
serious. Senator Teller visited hit
ranch near Boulder yesterday and did
tome physical labor, which he Is not
accustomed to. He slept very poorly
last night and ate a very light break,
fast. He then rode to Longmont and
walked In the hot sun and spoke at the
funeral services without his ordinary
lunch. He hat not been strong since
felt recent Illness in Denver. All these
causes combined, were, I think, respon
sible for the fainting attack. His cou
t 4ltlon seems very favorable tonight."
New Tork. (Special. -A company
with M.0M.0M capital was organised
eder the law of New Jersey to ae
fmin.OM various Halllde patents for
. sMking wlrt and wire rope, a4 to
ssanu factors the same.
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. ,isjstti have never yet decided at to
atr or not It it proper t or a fat
rs t taiw a seat vacatoa m a ortrwe-
cloar wtta tfetrt art
, rran havt
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MULFORD NOW COLONEL
SENIOR MAJOR OF FIRST NE
Other Honors Conferred by Gov
ernor According to Recommen
dations of Lato Colonel.
Lincoln, Neb. (SepciaL) Major Har
ry B. Mulford has been appointed to the
rank and position of colonel to com
mand the First Nebraska volunteers,
cow in the Philippines.
zGovernor Poynter received a cable
gram from Lieutenant Colonel Colton,
expressing his appreciation of the ap
pointment tendered him, but saying
that he could not acept for the reason
that he was detached from the regi
ment and In charge of the custom house
The governor at once ordered that the
adjutant general cable to Major Mul
ford the notice that he had been ap
pointed Instead of Colton, declined.
Governor Poynter made these ap
pointments of officers in the First Ne
braska volunteers, now In the Philip
pines, to fill vacancies:
To be Junior major of the regiment
Captain W C. Taylor of Omaha, pro
moted from captain of company L, the
To be captain of company L, vice
Taylor promoted to major, First Lieu
tenant Gegner, company F.
Second Lieutenant Andrew Smith of
company. L promoted to first lleuten'
ant and transferred to company F.
First Sergeant Charles IS. Robbins of
company B is promoted to second lieu
tenant and transferred to company I.
Sergeant Harry Fingardo of com
pany K is promoted to second lieuten
ant of company K, to succeed Sisson,
These appointments were made up by
the governor from the recommendation
of the late Colonel Stotsenberg in his
reports to the governor, in which the
Junior officers worthy of promotion
Around the state house and Lincoln
the declination of Lieutenant Colonel
Colton of the command of the regiment
offered him by Governor Poynter has
been generally discussed and consider
able surprise has been expressed that
Colton would decline to take his posi
tion in the field at the head of the regi
ment. This declination disposes of the
clamor which has been raised in repub
lican political circles over what was
claimed to be the efforts of the gov
ernor to prevent Lieutenant Colonel
Colton from reaching the rank and po
sition that his overzealous "friends"
claimed he wanted.
It would seem that Lieutenant Colonel
Colton is better satisfied with the remu
nerative position and comparatively
easy berth at the customs house and
prefers that to the command In the
field, as was stated by Governor Hol
comb last fall.
The statement that he is unable to
accept the appointment to the head o(
the regiment in the field cannot be
properly construed to mean that he will
not be allowed to do so for the simple
reason that Governor Poynter got from
the war department at Washington a
revocation of the order of last October
by which Lieutenant Colonel Colton
was detached from the regiment and
put into the customs house at Manila.
It is here interpreted to rather mean
that he is "unable to accept without
giving up his present place."
The cablegram from the lieutenant
colonel to the governor declining the
appointment Is here given:
"Manila, April 26. Poynter, Lincoln.
Neb.: Detached from regiment. Charge
Philippine customs. Unable to accept.
Appointment appreciated. Regiment
probably permanently relieved from fir
ing line. COLTON."
SPANIARDS AS ALLIES.
Otis Will Use Late Enemies to Carrl
Washington, D. C (Special.) The
state department has withdrawn any
objection It may have entertained to
the dispatch of Spanish troops from
the Philippine Islands to the Carolines.
Pending the exchange of ratifications
of the peace treaty It was held that
under the terms of the protocol there
could be no movement of troops In
the direction of strengthening garri
sons or in any manner changing the
The only exception was the repatria
tion of the Spanish troops In Cuba and
the Philippines. Nearly all of the Span
ish troops who surrendered at Manila
have gone home and only a few troops
remain to garrison some posts on the
The report from Madrid that General
Otis has requested that the Spanish
garrison at Zamboanga, Island of Min
danao, be held in place until American
garrisons can be sent to relieve them.
It confirmed here. Had a similar ar
rangement been made at Hollo, It It
said, much trouble would havt been
wheeler Will Not Go.
New Tork. (Special.) A special from
Washington says: It Is understood that
tht cabinet has decided not to tend Ma
jor General Wheeler to tht Philippines.
Tht general officers who will be assign
ed to duty under General Otis will be
Brigadier Generals Young, Grant and
It la proposed, however, to plant Gen
eral Wheeler on active duty, and to
tnlo tad tht organisation of tht new
department to be known at tht depart
sntat of Texas la contemplated. Oen
eral Wheeler will be assigned to com
mand until next November, when be
wni be rttteved and come to Washing
fm to atMsnt his congressional duties.
SMALLPOX CAME FROM CUBA
Brought to Kansas By Negro Volun
Kansas City, Kan . (Special.) A new
outbreak of smallpox has come to light
in this city, this time among the ne
groes, and Dr. F. P. Clark, the county
physician, says it has all been traced
to three negroes who were soldiers in
he Twenty-tssrd Kansas volunteers, re
cently mustered out, after service In
Cuba. There are seventeen cases now
and ten bouses are under strict quar
antine, to prevent any spread of the
lisease. The city council has ordered
the purchase of a large hospital tent,
which will be erected in an isolated
place In the outskirts of the city. As
won as this Is put up the patients will
te moved to it.
The doctors who have examined the
-ases say that the disease Is a modified
form of smallpox, characterized by
nuch eruption of the skin, but with lit.
'.le fever. The patients do not appear
to be very sick. The cases originated
.n three places. Central avenue,
Everett avenue and Seventh street and
Walker avenue. A new case was dis
covered at 4J6 "The Horseshoe," a lo
:ality mar the lard refinery of the
Jeorge Fowler, Son & Co. packing
house. The patient there is a negro,
The physicians and the health author
Hits believe that the mild form of the
disease will Insuie its early eradication
by the aid of hot weather. They say,
however, that unless there is a general
Meaning up of the city during the sum
mer there Is sure to be a fresh out
break of the disease next winter, as
loon as cold weather ronn-s.
The health officers declare that there
Ih no smallpox on this side of the state
line except the ca-ses in the pest hos
pital. In St. George's hospital there
ire five smallpox patients. They are
Or. Unthank and four of his patients.
The sanitary officers say the epidemic
3riginated among the negroes in the
west bottoms, along the state line, and
that its spread in Kansas City, Kan.,
is due to the laxity of the quarantine
Stella Reed, a negro woman at 95
Cell street, was found to have small
pox a week ago, and when the health
sfflcers went after her with an ambu
ance she escaped, going to Kansas City,
Kan. Officer Russell found the woman
jn Nebraska avenue and notified the
sfficials, but a physician diagnosed her
:ase as chickenpox and she Is still at
Mr. Russell says the strictest watch
must be kept on the negroes along the
state line or they will carry the infec
tion and spread H.
AN INFANT PRODIGY.
Viola Rosalia Olerlch, the infant prod
igy of Lake Vity, Iowa, is partly the
result of a system of education adopted
Dy her foster father. Prof. Olerich.
This remarkable child was born 1
Des Moines, la, February 10, 1'. '
Little is known of her origin. At thi
ige of eight months Bhe was adopted by
Prof. Olerich and his wife. Every 8at-'
urady since then she has been weighed,
measured and photographed. This was
3one because she early began to show
igns of abnormal intelligence, which
was destined to atrraet universal at
tention, and because Prof. Olerich had
Jetermined to educate the little one by
what he called "the natural system."
mbarclng the following ideas:
L To awaken a keen Interest In edu
;atlonal work by the use of attractive
apparatus or playthings for the child.
2. To treat the child at all times with
the greatest kindness and equity.
J. To make all educational work an
interesting and voluntary game of play,
ind never to resort to coercion or even
The Intelligence of this baby was first
tested at the age of 1 year, 11 months
ind 25 days. The examination was con
ducted by Miss Vema Lumpkin and
Miss Mattie Campbell, school teachers
it Lake City. The names of 2,500 ob
ects, presented either In the concrete
sr by picture, were given without the
.east hesitation by this remarkable
ihlld. The total number of names used
oy her during the examination was 8.000
considerably more than the average
idult ever thinks of using, and more
than many know.
Little Viola recognizes the flags of
iwenty-five nations and portraits of
more than 100 famous men and women,
tan a me all the slates and territories
md their capitals and most of the coun
tries of the world and their capitals.
3he can name all of the 208 bones of
the human body and dissect a flower.
She recognizes by their pictures more
than 500 different animals, knows all
the diacritical marks In Webster's dic
tionary, and the name and value of all
trades of money coined or printed by
'.he United States under the value of
ri.ooo. Before she was nine months old
ihe could read clearly and with under
itandlng sentences of considerable
Detroit Journal: "A woman cries at
ler wedding as If she had lost her best
Wend." "Well, she has made a husband
if him, and it amounts to the same
Chicago Record: "Consistency Is a
lewel." "That's all right, but you can't
work It off on any girl Instead of a dia
Chicago Tribune: Titled Husband
fshrugglng his shoulders) Tou took mt
is I am, my dear. Tou'll havt to put up
with mt. American Heiress I can put
jp with you easily enough. It't what I
aavt to put up for you that hurts.
Detroit Journal: Whisky relieves dys
pepsia on tht theory, perhaps, that tht
feeling of a brick In tht hat off sett thi
fsellng of a brick In tht stomach.
BRAVERY OF KANSAtiS
FUNSTON AND A HANDFUL OF
HIS MEN ThMPT DEATH.
Crawled Across an Iron Bridge and
Swam a River In Full.Rsngo
of tht Enemy.
Manila. (Special.) Agulnaldo has de
fended Calumpit energetically, and the
Americans are led to believe that the
rebels are making this their last ditch
the stand they were expected to
make at Malolos.
For the first time the Filipinos are
They brought two guns Into action
In the trenches before Calumpit, firing
modern shrapnel, which burst over the
heads of General Wheaton's men, but
The fighting has now been going on
continuously for nearly two days, hav
ing opened by cannonading from the
armored train in Wheaton's brigade
Then the troops were nearly a mile
from the Ragbag river, In front of Ca
lumpit. There was a jungle to push
through, an open Fpace covered by the
Filipino fire, and the river to cross. And
here the Kansas boys had an oppnrtun
Ity and jumped at It. Colonel Funston
and five volunteers crossed the stream,
were first on the other side and put
the rebels remaining there to flight.
Today is the fight for Calumpit. Yes.
terday the Americans pushed across
the Ragbag river, although the rebels
had wrecked the bridge.
The fighting was resumed ut 6 o'clock
this morning. During the night the
American engineers had repaired the
Bagbag bridge. thus enabling our troops
to cross the river. General Wheaton's
brigade advanced in extended order,
with the Kansas regiment to the west
of the railroad, and the Montana regi
ment to the eart of it, and took up a
position covcreing one and a half miles
upon the south bank of the Rio Grande
river. On the opposite side were forti
fied trenches from which a few Amer
ican soldiers would have been able to
defy thousands, so strongly were they
constructed. The Americans found the
trenches upon the south bank of the
When they reached them they were
under cover, from which they could
pick off Filipinos whenever one of them
showed his head.
About this time General Hale's brig
ade was advancing east of the line, ap
parently to ci oss the river and attack
the rebel trenches In the flank, as the
Americans did yesterday.
In the fighting yesterday General
MasArthur advanced four miles, most
ly through woods and Jungle, and
crossed the Ragbag river. This was
accomplished at a cost to the Ameri
cans of six killed and twenty-eight
wounded. The First South Dakota reg
iment was the heaviest loser.
TO CALL'MPIT'S OUTSKIRTS.
After fording the river the South Da.
kotans pursued tht insurgents to the
outskirts of Calumpit, but the town was
found to be so stiongly protected that
General MacArthur deemed it best to
withdraw the tired fighters and go into
camp for a night's rest before making
the final assault.
The largest buildings In Calumpit
W.ere fired by the Filipinos while the
Americans were crossing the river fully
a mile away, leading the troops to be
lieve that it was the enemy's Intention
to abandon the place. This they found
to be a mistake.
Across the river, in front of Calum
pit, is an Iron railway bridge Before
the battle the Filipinos had sawed the
girders through, hoping that the Amer
ican artillery train, which has proved
of so much service, would crash into
the river. But the rebels sawed too well
and the Iron span sank Into the river of
its own weight before the American
train arrived. And here was the Kan
THE RIVKR PROTECTED THEM.
The Ragbag river, w hich Is about 100
yards wide at that point, was well for
tified by the rebels and the Americans
were compelled to approach an open
space, from which the rebels had clear
ed every obstruction to sight The bank
of the river, a high bluff, was surround
ed with trenches, capped with rocks,
loopholed and partly hidden by bushes.
General Wheaton's brigade approach
ed the river along the railroad, leaving
camp beyond Malolos city. General
Hale's brigade, which started Monday,
was earlier on the march, and sweep
ing westward toward the railroad. The
armored train was being pushed by
Chinamen, the Twentieth Kansas regi
ment advanced In extended order on
the left and the First Montana regi
ment, with the Utah light artillery, on
The -rapid firing guns on the train
opened the fight at 11:30 o'clock yes
terday morning about a mile from the
river, their popping alternating continu
ously with the boom of the 8-pounders.
FOUGHT IN THE JUNGLE.
The Montana regiment snd the Utah
artillery at the same time entered the
jungle, the Insurgents, who were occu
pying a large, straggling village of huts
pouring heavy volleys Into them.
In the course of an hour the Amer
icans had forced a passage through the
woods to the open space In front of the
river, and the artillery, Immediately on
wheeling Into the open, shelled the Fili
REBELS USED CANNON.
When the rebels began firing, two
puffs of smoke, simultaneously, from
the trenches on each side of the railroad
track, showed they were using cannon,
which was a genuine surprise to the
Americans. Several shells burst close
to Oeneral Wheaton's staff, but It seem
ed that the Filipinos failed to master
the machinery of modem arms, as tbey
were unable to get the light range.
The fire seemed to be directed espe
cially at the Kansas regiment, and
Young's Utah battery was ordered Into
position In the center of Funston's
command to silence the rebel guns. At
11 o'clock the Utah rapid fire guns had
been ferried across the river and came
Into the position they had been ordered
to. Meanwhile the Kansans had been
targets for the poor aim of the Fill
plna artillerymen. It was noon before
the rebels ceased pouring a heavy fire
In the direction of the Americans, who
returned it spiritedly.
Two Americans were killed and sev
en wounded before the Utah artillery
gat Into action. ......
COMPANY K'S DASH.
The Twentieth Kansas was held in
reserve. A quarter of a mile down the
track an Insurgent body in a trench
was directing its fire on the ammuni
tion train. Captain Boltwood of com
pany K (Ottowa), Twentieth Kansas,
ordered a charge through a cornfield.
The full quarter of a mile the little
Kansas band rushed, until only a short
distance from the rebels, when they
reached a trench, litre they had a
good range on the Filipinos, and the
object of the charge was soon apparent.
Colonel Funston wanted to cross the
river, and the bridge was down. He
called for volunteers, and Lieutenant
Rail, Trumpeter Rarstield, Corporal
Ferguson of company I (Osaw atomic), a
private of company K (Ottawa) and a
private of company E (Puola) respond
ed. FUNSTON AT THEIR HEAD.
The colonel led them. The men
crawled along the iron s'rdirs and the
Filipinos Immediately direct d their
fire at them. On reaching the broxen
span the brave Kansans slid down the
caisson, or iron pier, into the river and
swam a few yards to the opposite
shore. Meantime the Filipinos in the
trench had gotten the range, and their
bullets soon spattered the water under
the structure. Company K, from its
shelter, came Into use, and with an
enfilading fire into the Filipino trench
tried to distract their attention from
the Kansas heroes.
The little colonel and his men reached
the shore without loss and dashed to
the Filipino trench, to find that most
of them had already fled and the oth
ers were runninir.
Colonel Funston said afterward: "It
wasn't much to do. We knew they
could not shoot straight, and that our
boys (company K) would attend to
them while we were crossing."
LAW TON MOVES SUAVLY.
General Law ton Is meeting w ith the
greatest obstacles in the character of
the country. His troops have only had
a few skirmishes thus far. resulting in
live of his men being wounded. Rut he
as been forced to put his men at
work building roads and the transport
service is giving much trouble, bullocks
dying of the heat and exhaustion, and
Chinamen having to be employed in
pulling some of the carls. Therefore
the general has been unable to cover
the ground he hoped to cover.
The natives flee before the expedition,
but they swarm back to their huts as
soon as the American troops have
A few Filipino sharpshooters are har.
asslng the American flanks.
The commissary department Is pre
paring to send more rations, under a
strong escort, to the front.
THEY WENT WITH FUNSTON.
Boltwood a Civil War Veteran and
Barshfeld From Kansas City.
Ottawa, Kan. (Special) Captain Ed
lund Boltwood, one of the volunteers
th Funston. Is a native of Massa-
uBetts and Is nearly CO years of age.
e entered the civil war as a private
the Twenty-seventh Massachusetts
volunteer infantry in 1861, .t two years
later was appointed second lieutenant
of the First United States negro cav
alry, In which he served until the close
of the war. He took conspicuous parts
In the engagements at Roanoke Island,
February 6, 18C2; Newbcrg, N. C,
March 14, 182; Kingston, N. C, White
hall, Goldsborough, N1. C. 183; Half
way House, May 10, 1S64; Drury Bluff,
July 2, 1864. He was wounded In a
skirmish at Wise Crossroads, near
Klnston, N. C, In May, 1863.
He moved with his family to Ottawa
In September, 1875, where has has been
a leader In local politics. He has held
the positions of deputy sheriff and city
marshal. No place wss ever too dan
gerous for him to go after a man, and
his life was often threatened by the
tough element of the town and county.
He Is noted as the best drillmaster In
this part of the state. For this reason
he was often called upon to drill local
organizations In military tactics. He
enlisted for the war with Spain at the
first call and was unanimously made
captain of company K.
Of Lieutenant Ball very little la
known here. He was a collecting agent
that was working this town when the
call for volunteers came. His borne Is
In Sedan, Kan.
The Percy Barsfleld given distinctive
mention for bravery for fighting around
Calumpit Is probably Percy Barshfteld
of Kansas City, Kas., who enlisted at
trumpeter of company B, and was later
made one of the regimental trumpeters
of the Twentieth Kansas. As such he
Is at all timet at the elbow of Colonel
Funston, ready to transmit his orders
by bugle. He was thus probably tht
nearest man to Funston when he called
for volunteers for the extra hasardous
duty. Barahfleld Is about 20 years old.
He wss a member of tht mllltla or
ganlsatlon of Kansas City, Kan., before
the outbreak of tht war wKh Spain. Ht
is the son of William Barshfleld of 44
Everett avenue. He had begun a courts)
of study of medicine and gave It up ta
DICE BY ELECTRICITY".
Sclonttflo Swindle Unearthed b
Bt. Louis Post-Dispatch: DMeetlvi
Lee Killlan csplured Friday night thf
most unique and scientific dice outfit
ever seen at police headquarters. An
electric battery and dice that are plug,
ged with steel are the essential parti
of the outfit.
The game was run at Jacob Gut
freund's saloon, at Twelfth street am?
Washington avenue, and for a "lead
pipe cinch" the police have never seer
anything to equal It. Electric dice hav
been heard of In police circles befor
this, but none were ever operated be
fore, Gutfreund and his bartender, Teddl
Beard, so the detectives allege, were en
gaged In fleecing Joe Parker, when the
raid took place. The men were ar
rested and the outfit confiscated. Parker
lives at 321 South Fourteenth street.
He says he lost J23 on the dice game
before the raid was made. The detec
tives suspected that the game was
crooked, but they did not expect to
find so elaborate an outfit as was re
vealed by their Investigation.
The counter In the saloon Is much tht
same In general appearance as that of
all other saloons. The polished sur
face gave no clew to what was Imme
diately underneath. Craps was the
game being played and Parker lost J23
before he could understand why he
could not make his point, while the
bartender could, with such becoming
The game started pretty much as all
crap games do. For a while the cams
took Its natural course The dire ap
peared to be regular. Then the bar
tender would shake 4 or 10. or !" or 9
points hard to make. The victim would
Increase his bet. so sure was he that
they could not make the required point.
How easy It was to do this was show n
when the police showed up the para
phernalia. Until r the counter was a
strong electric battery It was screwed
up to the counter. Two large round
steel plates, with steel poles in the ren
ter were fastened Into the counter m
that only a thin wood veneer covered
them. Insulated copp. r w ires led from
the battery to these steel r'-'"" plill
other wires led from push buttons he
hind and under the counter, so that
by merely pressing any of these but
tons the circuit was opened and the
plates became charged w ith magnetism.
The top of the counter is usually wet
and the thin veneirlng of wood did not
destroy its Itilioenee.
So long as absolutely fair dice were
used the electric current h.i.l no effect
on the game. The victim was always
supplied with fair dice. Hut It was no
difficult task for sotio one connected
with the establishment to switch the
dice. These dice ttiat wore doctored are
artistic. On the surface they seem to
be absolutely fair. Rut when Chief of
Detectives Desmond iwcl several of
them It was found they had been filled
with steel and copper wires. The ac
tion of the electricity was such that
when the dice were rolled they would
Invariably stop In a certain position.
Thus, when the bartender threw 4, a
difficult point to make, he could he
reasonably sure of making It again
whenever he saw fit. by simply pressing
a button and turning the current on.
Chief Desmond says It Is the most
Ingenious contrivance he ever sw and
he congratulated Detective IKlllan on
his clever work In unearthing the game.
Twenty sets of "fixed" dice were found.
TEN RULES FOR KEEPING WELL
A publishing house In Paris recently
offered a prize for ten of the most ef
fective rules for the preservation of
mental and bodily health. Physicians,
surgeons, and scientists from all over
the world took part In the contest, and
over too competitors of renown sub
mitted their Ideas. Dr. Decornet of
Ferte-sur-Aube. a French author and
scientist, won the prize, his rules be
ing: 1. General hygiene: Rise early, go to
bed early, and In the meantime keep
2. Respiratory hygiene: Water and
bread sustain life, but pure air and
sunlight are Indispensable for health.
3 Gaitro-lnltlnal hygiene: Fru
gality and sobriety are the best elizli
for a long life.
4. Epidermal hygiene: Cleanliness pre
serves from rust; the best machines last
5. Sleep hygiene: A sufficiency of resl
repairs and strengthens; too much
weakens and makes soft,
6. Clothes hygiene: He Is well clothed
who keeps his body sufficiently warm,
safeguarding It from all abrupt changes
of temperature, while at the same tlmi
maintaining perfect freedom of motion
. 7. House hygiene; A house that II
clean and cheerful makes a happy
8. Moral hygiene: The mind reposes
and resumes Its edge by means of re
laxation and amusement, but excess
opens the door to the passions and they
attract the vices.
9 Intellectual hygiene: Gaiety con
duces to love cf life and love of life ll
half of health; on ihe other hand, sad
hif ard gloom help on old age.
10. Professional hygiene: Is It your
praln lhat feeds you? Don't allow youi
arms and your legs to become anky
loud Dig for s livelihood, but do not
nmlt to burnish your intellect and ele
vate your thoughts.
Heven years ago a young Irishman
started to this country with tl.MO,
w huh was stolen from him on tht
ship, and he could not send back for hit
sweetheart. He went to Anderson, Ind.,
to wtrk and some time later tht girl
fuCcw i d on her own hook and got work
si a domestic, Kecently she became
heir lo l.'O.Ooo and now they art mar
ried and have set up In a Ant tttasv
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