Harrison press-journal. (Harrison, Nebraska) 1899-1905, August 10, 1899, Image 4

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Antl-lmporlallatlo Ltifut Spttk
r MakM a Thoughtful and
Eloquent Address,
Caicago, 111., Aug. 8. A well attend
M meeting of the antl-impertallsta
"I" was neia Satuday night la Ro
alia halL Prof. H. Laurence Laughlir
oc cnicago university waa the priori
1 speaker. Addresses were made by
Profn A. H. Tolman and Paul 8hore
a Chicago university, Frank H. Scott
ana nigmund Zeisler.
Prof. Laughlln spoke In part aa fol
"Some wise persona object to any
Public protest of this nature, because it
may possibly be interpreted as giving
aa ana comrort to the enemy. Let
as look closer at this attitude and in
consequence If the servants of the
people in a short porlod of office may
De left free to inaugurate any new con.
dition whatever, and then claim free
dom from criticism, because the condi
tions of their own creation have placed
mem ta a critical position, then there 1
an end to free government by the peo
ple. There is a great principle at stake
era, for which we ought to contend.
Do the sovereign people abdicate their
sovereignty when they choose a public
errant T Why should they not cry out
In alarm at any surprising new depar
ture by their Ignorance, especially
wasn we are asked to express our opln
too publicly? But objectors say we are
annexing our chosen leaders in person.
Not at all. We are asserting great and
fundamental principles of humanity
ana liberty, and if in the support of
these principles men In office suffer,
that can be only because they have,
of their own responsibility, put them
selves in opposition to right and Justice.
"The seeming absence of a policy is,
after all, but a cloak for the most defi
nite plana to hold the Islands at all
hazard, under a theory of false con
sistency. The consistency of words and
acts deceive no one. In all our nego
tiations with the Filipinos our govern -mnt
said, 'Surrender your aspirations
for Independence and liberty, and we
will then give you what we think good
for you. Bear in mind what that means.
Bear In mind Lincoln's word: 'No man
la good enough to govern another man
without that other's consent. When the
white man governs himself that Is self
government; but when be governs him
self, and also governs another man. that
la more than self-government that Is
despotism. On Lincoln s own definition
our government In the Philippines is a
despotism. On the theory by which we
abolish slavery our treatment of the
Filipinos is despotic.
"Since conquest and expansion are
undoubtedly the milk In the cocoanut.
there la nothing for us to do but to dis
cuss that policy squarely and frankly.
It should be opposed on two grounds;
first, it is bad policy in the form of
politics; and. second, it is wrong in
the form of morals. First, let us brief
ly consider the matter from the side of
political principle. There are several
possibilities open to us if we have
bought aad now own the Philippines It
Is open to us to give them away, Uke
a hnmsn slaveholder, who has bought a
poor slave, la order that he might have
the technical power to give him his
freedom. Having bought the islands
of Spain, the United States might give
back the struggling Filipinos their lib
erty. If we should do this we would
then stand before the monarchies of the
world as absolutely disinterested and
humane In our war with Spain. It
would be a proud thing to have paid
120.000,000 to be able to make a free na
tion. The statesman who would asso
ciate his name with that act would go
Sown Into history like Washington and
Lincoln, like great liberty-living presi
dents, to imperishable renown.
"On the other hand,-If our policy, no
matter how disguised, Is conquest and
axpauslon, then there are two alterna
tives before us In the Philippines. First,
the annexation of these islands as an
integral part of the United States, by
which the natives become citizens like
ourselves, with statehood in the future,
or, second, the adoption of the Imper
ialistic policy of the colonies, by which
the Filipinos become our 'subjects' un
der aa American governor (such as was
reported to be the terma last offered
by our officials).
"Let us discuss. In brief, the proposi
tion to annex the Philippines, and give
them a territorial government like
that of Alaska. If we refuse Inde-
Eidence to the Filipino, to give terrl
lal government s then In truth the
y and "the" Inevitable policy consist
ent with our republican form of gov
ernment. But what does that mean?
Folly blind, unillumlned folly. When
we add ths negroes to our electorate
we created a grave problem which we
have not ret solved. Let us go on. In
addition, to giving a territorial gov
ernment to Porto Rtcans, and to 10.
SJO.WM of Malays and other races (in all
actions of civilization), and put them
In line for statehood is a proposition too
appalling for any lover of his country
to contemplate for a moment Think of
our splendid country Inextricably tan
glad ta the politics of islands 7.000 miles
awayt Multiply the difficulties of Ire
land and England a thoussnd times
prsr, and then you will but faintly
picture the situation created by the
aossosatoa of Malay states and terrl
The Imagination of men Is not
ahtoto conceive it all. Than why not.
fen all common sense, remember that
nod has la trusted to us, as a light to be
kavt burhlug for the oppressed thro'
ths world, ths greatest experiment of
fro government known to the human
raes. and let us not cast away this
sacred trust for a mesa of pottage in
0t Philippine Islands.
: HI hssssin Pa. The Susquehanna
Oaal ooaapaay at Natieoke shut down
ltd MQMrt ul such time. It says, as
Ms MM sjtntoys make up their minds
tm sasara to work. The company Is
ansdail order soem time ago that ths
Tiisi should bars to load larger cars.
. - masting of ths men was held
il atwat to Uke final action, and it
m doodad not to obey the. order.
f slisnosgs Ten n. President Rich
of Lbs Southern Mormon mission offers
rt reward for ths capture of ths lead-
s-i of ths msb In Osorgla which took
2 out of Jasper county. As
as Mr. Rich rsosives authority
msb ths head of ths Mormon church
, us Foirf and 2ft&'J2:
Admiral and His Mon ars Bnjoyln
Tholr Crulso.
Naples, Aug. 8. Tb Olympla had s
perfect voyage from Trieste to this
port. There was aot a sick maa on
board. The admiral Is still gaining in
flesh. Consul Bylngton, who knew the
admiral In Washington, said fame bad
not changed him. He is the same
Dewey, only he looks much stronger
than when be left the department The
admiral announces that the Olympla
will remain here a week and then go
to Leghorn for a week. The officers
leave the ship to visit places of inter
est and enjoy themselves. The admiral
will remain aboard, taking his usual
drives. Charge d'Affalres Iddlngs give
him and a few of the officers of the
Olympla a private dinner tomorrow
night to meet the consul here and some
Italian officials. Among the visitors
tats morning was a party of American
tourists In a small boat flying the stars
and strlpea The admiral received them
warmly and showed them over the
ship. When Consul Bylngton asked
him what time would please him to re
ceive certain other tourists and Amer
icans resident here, Dewey said: "Let
them all come any time and day."
Proas Rsfusosto Balls vo His Aliased
Hostile Utterancea
Berlin, Aug. 8. Admiral Dewey's al
leged anti-German utterances at Trieste
are more extensively commented on In
American than In German papers and
with a few exceptions the tone of the
latter Is moderate and conciliatory.
Most of the papers disbelieved the truth
of the alleged utterances from the first,
citing the admiral's past conduct and
well authenticated friendly attitude to
ward the German representatives In the
The Influential Boursen Courier says:
On the German side no serious poli
tician for a moment has attributed any
importance to this latest canard. Ad
miral Dewey Is known from his inter
course with German naval officers as a
quiet, thoughtful gentleman. Incapable
of giving vent to such Incautious ut
terances." The Tageblatt repeatedly expresses
the conviction that the whole story is
Inaccurate and other Important papers
like the Cologne Gasette. Hamburger
Correspondent and the bulk of the Ber
lin papers said it would be interesting
to know just how much and how little
ths truth was to the whole story.
Fooling Against Otis.
Sioux City, Aug. 8. Horaoi Sllbert, a
Sioux City young man who has been
three years In the regular array aa first
sergeant of his company In the Third
Infantry, has Just arrived home from
Manila. He says that among both reg
ulars and volunteers there is consider
able feeling against General Otis on the
ground that he Is not letting the au
thorities at borne understand the mag
nitude of the work which confronts the
army In the Philippines.
It is the Judgment of the soldiers that
it WW take at least 100,000 men to put
down the rebellion, as the foe has a
great advantage in many respects. The
highest bravery and nerve and skill
cannot make up for number under
such circumstances as those In which
ths fighting has to be done.
Tsloarraphors May Strike
Boston, ' Mass., Aug. 8. A special to
the Transcript from New Haven says:
John D. Cardinal, secretary of the Or
der of Railway Telegraphers, says:
"Unless the New York, Nsw Haven
A Hartford road accedes to the de
mands of the telegraphers the operators
will strike as a body all along the con
solidated road. This has been decided
upon. The strike will extend also tc
the Boston A Maine and Boston A Al
bany, aad all the telegraphers on these
lines I am confident will go out. The
consolidated conductors and brakemen
will strike in sympathy. At present
there is every symptom of a strike."
Secretary Cardinal said that Presi
dent Powell would soon be In this city,
when a final effort would be made to
settle the difficulties between the tel
egraphers and ths railroad without a
Podoral Off .car Aocwsod.
Milwaukee, Wis.. Aug. I United
States District Attorney Phifaps of
Oabkonh, Attorney Francis , J. Blood
good, Jr., and Edmund . D. Carter, an
tnsuraaas agent are accused in a com
plaint filed in ths United States court
of aa attempt to wreck the Bankers'
Life association of Minnesota.
This was to be accomplished, accord
ing to ths complaint. In securing the ap
pointment of a receiver or receivers to
wind up ths affairs of tbe aasoctattsn.
The recent proceeding before the Unit
ed States grand Jury, when an Indict
ment waa returned but promptly
quashed by Judge Seaman, Is alleisrd
In ths complaint to nave oeen part oc
ths conspiracy aad the complaint also
charges that PblUlps wss tbe agent
through whom uie oerenoania are ai
Isgsd to bars worked. The plaintiff
domaads tK.WO damages.
Washington, D. C, Aug. . General
Otis has asked for a number of 81ms-
Dudlsy gtona, Oatllngs and Hotchkfss
twelve-pounders for use In the Phtlra
plnea All are rapid-fire guns and are
especially adapted for the warfare that
must be prosecuted there. Ths ord
aaaos bureau has been very busy gath
ering' up tbe guns asked for by Oen
oral Otis, as they have been scattered
about ths country In different forts
4 aissasls. out a sumciem numuvr
to meet ths prsssui aemana amm own
procmud aad ordered shipped to Ma-
Ths success of ths Ucycls and th
aulmnoMI has led many Inventors tc
it tempt a resilient wheel, simpler than
rasas la use. A promising Improvement
Is Qssi iltinil la aa English Journal. It
unseats ssseutlslty of two ooacontrte
BhsMs at ths hub. connected by radial
webs which extend ths breadth of th
hah. Between each two webs Is mssrt
sd A ptoot of India rubber, exact ty fit.
tiac ths sector-shaped space. Ths
oatsr aad taaer sides of ths hub are
eovsrsd by strcalar plat. Into the cec
tar of whteh I fltted ths axis bearing.
Bolts pass from ths swter plaU to ths
aiats, tnrouga ise maia mover
TBS SOSIOrs, ninimvi are in
us casYMgs, suppon
aad ths wheat, and all
hi sstMtssnr arswsatsd.
sd on ths asm
Chaplain Mallley of ths First Neb
raska Comes Home With a
Warrior's Tltlo.
Camp Poynter, Presidio, San Fran
cisco. Cai., Aug. 8. Again the - First
Nebraska was called upon to perform
the ceremonial duty of escort, the oc
casion being that of accompanying the
body of the late Colonel Hawkins of
the Tenth Pennsylvania from Masonic
temple to the train. The body was
taken home to Pittsburg for burial
The detail from the First Nebraska
Included Lieutenant Colonel Eager, Ad
jutant Fisher, ten privates and two
non-commissioned officers from each
company, and sufficient officers for a
battalion. In addition volunteers were
called for, which Increased this num
ber. As before, the Nebraskans, at
tracted favorable attention.
Tbe cold and dust-ralslng wind that
swept through the camp harder thaa
ever, drove the men to cover and in
duced them to stay strictly at home,
save when duty, or the ever-welcome
mess call, brought them out
The little monkey mascots, of which
there Is an average of one to each com
pany, are suffering from this climate.
The little bob-tailed fellows, for it is
the Filipino custom to clip the tails of
the pet monkeys, sit about and shiver
pitifully. Each has a leather strap
buckled about the small of the back, to
which a long chain is attached, the
other end being tied in three or four
tight knots so the mascot cannot es
cape. There Is but little fear of the
little fellows running away of their own
accord, but there ia reason to believe
they would be soon stolen If let loose.
Company B of David City brought
back Fred Black, a 10-year-old globe
trotter, as its mascot Fred's home and
early history are uncertain, for he Is
smooth as a Spanish diplomat In
evading facta But Is It known that be
became attached to the Seventeenth In
fantry at Columbus, O., and went with
It by way of the Sues canal to Manila.
There he was deserted and was soon
run down at the heel and had no other
clothes, not even a Filipino costume,
for be was too hungry to smile sweetly.
He waa picked up by company E. fed
and and clothed and brought to San
Francisco. From there the Tenth
Pennsylvania will take him to Pitts
burg and he will then more than have
gone around the world. He Is a bright.
good-natured and companionable lad.
has dark hair and eyes and a freckled
face, and is well liked.
A. J. Stoner of company H of Nelson
was discharged today, that he might
go to ths bedside of a dying sister in
John B. Bloom of company D of Lin
coln, who has been in the general hos
pital here since coming over on the
Morgan City, has returned to bis com
Pay day, so long deferred, muca to
the inconvenience of the regiment 1
promised to be the real thing today at
Because It Is too cold to bold serv-J
leas out of doors and there Is no place
la camp save the Y. M. C. A. tent
Urge enough for Indoor services. Chap
lain Mallley held none Sunday, since be
anticipated that all men desiring to go
to church would do so down town.
"The chaplain did more fighting than
preaching while we were away," said
sns of the boya "He was always on
ths firing line with a . rifle whenever
there was any fighting going on. and he
was the quickest to show up with
shlckens when it was over, of any man
la the regiment We always used to
wonder how he could find so many
"When things would quiet down for
two or three days, then Chaplain Mail
ley would disappear from tbe regiment
aad you could always find him In the
hospitals, cheering up the sick and
wounded. He was all right our chap
lain was. The boys all liked him."
Tbe chaplain s version baa not been
beard, but his fame haa gone before
him, for he found an invitation to lec
ture in Nebraska In the mail received
on the Hancock before disembarking,
which be accepted on condition that tbe
regiment is mustered out of the service. 1
They can't get me to say anything
so long as I am a soldier," he says.
Attempt to Extsnd Manila Censor
ship Mssts Disapproval.
Omaha, Aug. 1 A general expression
of disapproval Is heard over tbe effort
that Is being made to withhold the pay
of the First Nebraska until after the
boys are started eastward in order to
force them to participate in a political
demonstration at Lincoln under tbe
guise of a rerln-.t-ntal reception. The
Intimation that the boys would spend'
their miner m a dissolute manner Is
assented Ly those who have stood by
the soldiers sli the way through, and
who have subscrlled of their own
eans to contribute to the comfort of
the boys while seeing active service
on foreign soli.
"It's a downright Insult, said a vet
eran of the civil war yesterday, "for
anybody to assume to tell those boys
bow trey shal or shall aot spend their
may. If they want to burn It or
Miyow it Into the boy it Is nobody's
business but their own. They have
amou it by haider knocks than the
average man rwsive. sad' after what
they have gone through I resent the
sumption that they ought to have
gwardtuus appointed to tell them what
they fhall t-vy or where they shall
spend their money. If they want to
bU.w themsel'es,' I would say In all
or iiM-tence that it would be much more
decent for these j.ople to furnish them
the money to 0u thaa to say that
they shall aot lav the opportunity to
do s thy please after a year and a
half of ths rtftialnta of soldier life and
ffjr nv-tiths of steady service on ths
Atln line. I notice thst none of these
sen' appointed guardian were anxious
to go over and If the bullets were
flying toi thickly around the boys in
the Pr.lilpi lues, but I remember that
t-ev were very much In evidence In
killing th Mil ir. the legislature when
It was u project 4 to appropriate M.000
fir irv-iiit; tlw- regiment In ths field.
th-y acre vrr much afraid that ths
pan's "' tdat bill could be construed
Into s ci Ilk Ism C the administration.
It. fact, they hnve been actuated all
the a ay thwigh by political motives.
and that Is v.lml M ths matter wun
tbem now.
It seems to have become a repub
lican necessity to round up these boys
tt Lincoln under tbe guise of a recep
tion and turn the thing Into a blowout
In behalf of ths administration. A few
of these political guardians are very
much . ti lurbed now for fear that the
boys wi;i LAV a chance ta do as they
far awhile, aad proven! ths oav
rrlnsr out of ths pouueai sens ma wi
ws prop os id to bring bach ths rsgimsn)
free of cost, aad tried to raise Ms.tM
to provide the necessary trains an
give tbsm a genuine noa-potltlcal ro
oeptlon hers In Omaha, these psopU
were not heard from. It has been th
same all the way through. They hav
been Ions on speeches and words of ad
vice, but when It came to sometblni
practical and they had a chance to con
tribute a .Ii.llaj- fur the benefit of th
bova thev have been too busy Witt
other matters to make any response,
"It is all on a par with the action
of the legislature, which would not ap
Dronriate a dallor for the boys, but
wanted to spend several hundred dol
lars cabling them resoluttona I want
to see these boys back home Just at
badly as anybody, but If they prefer tc
rut in a month of sight-seeing out west
hope they will do It. And If they
want to blow their money before they
ret here I won't be sore because they
don't bring it home to spend with me,
and I will undertake to see that they
don't have to go hungry. My Idea ii
that nothing is too good for these boys,
and I auess I am quite as much of a
patriot aa some of these people who
seem to want to put the boys In a
nadded cell. There need be no fear that
the boys will not conduct themselves
properly, or that they will not continue
to reflect credit on their state. When
they went away, the people of San
Francisco had an opportunity to Judge
of them, and they were then regarded
as the most gentlemanly lot of soldiers
that passed out through the Golden
Gate. There need be no fear that they
will change in this respect
Another thing that Is attracting com
ment Is the fact that when Governor
Poynter went out to San Francisco to
look after the returning soldiers a so
called newspaper man by the name of
Harrison was started out there by the
republican state central committee to
endeavor to discount the governor's
work and to send back political dis
patches to a number of republican pa
pers. Including tbe Omaha Bee. Lincoln
State Journal and Fremont Tribune.
He was long on dispatches misrepre
senting Governor Poynter, but he told
all about the returning regiment In a
famous telegram, stating that no
news can be learned."
An Idea of Harrison's work and Its
effect may be gained from the follow.
Ing editorial in the Lincoln Post:
"F. A. Harrison, republican corre
spondent for the Bee. In a signed dis
patch to his paper, among other things
has this to say relative to the First
" There ia much Interest in the ques
tion here and the sentiment among the
large business men, city officials and
the best people generally Is that the
volunteers ought not to be mustered
out here (San Francisco). Their reason
for this Is that If tbe men are paid off
here (San Francisco) a large part of
the money will be spent In a dissolute
way, without helping legitimate busi
ness, and a large number of men, after
getting rid of their money, will remain
here on the coast and by Increasing
the number of laborers here cause a
reduction In wages that Is not desirable.
The leaders of the labor organisations
also take this view of the case and
would like to see the men go to their
own states to be mustered out.'
"Imagine the howl that would be
raised had this appeared In the col
umns of a democratic paper. Was Har
rison, who edits The Opinion,' whicn
Is the official organ of the republican
state central committee, sent out to
California, for the purpose of Insult-
Ing the members of the First Nebras
ka?" The above extract appeared In
the Bee of July over the signature
of F. A. Harrison and from It one
would suppose that the First regiment
was composed of dissolute characters,
ruffians and a claas undesirable to come
In contact with honest people, we can
assure tbe good people of San Fran
cisco and elsewhere that they need have
no fear concerning the morals ana gooa
conduct of the boys In the First Ne
braska. They are Industrious, of good
standing, and. In fact, are the flower
of Nebraska's manhood and citizen
ship. Any community would have rea
son to feel proud to count among Its
number such young men as compose
the First Nebraska. After sheading
crocodile tears over the 'dark and das
tardly schemes' the pops have In store
for the First Nebraska, the above dis
patch ought to open the eyes of the
friends of the returning boys as to who
their real friends and well w libers
Although every effort was made to
make it appear that the governor of
the state was an "unofficial welcomer,"
it will be remembered that It was the
governor who ordered $1,000 sent at
once to supply Immediate needs of the
boys, nor win It be forgotten that It
was Governor Poynter who, during the
legislative session, secured the appro
priation of money for emergency use In
this connection, after the bill specifi
cally appropriating money for the First
Nebraska had been killed.
Imprssslvs Funsral Sorvloos In
Honor of Colonal Hawkins.
San Francisco, Cal., Aug. 8. Impres
sive and significant was the funeral of
Colonel Hawkins, late commander of
the Tenth Pennsylvania volunteers.
The services were held at Masonic tem
ple, under ths auspices of Occidental
lodge No. IX A. V. and A. M., and In at
tendance were tbe Tenth Pennsylvania
regiment, each soldier wearing a bit of
crepe on his breast and each officer
with crepe on hla sword hilt; Golden
Oats and California commanderles.
Knights Templar; Occidental Lodge No.
22, A. F. aad A. M.; members of Gov
ernor OsgVs staff, officers of tb vari
ous regular and volunteer regiments
stationed here and many Mason and
other citterns who desired to pay re
spects ta the memory of ths gallant
hero. .
At ths conclusion of th service ths
oaskst was reverently removed from
ths temple to a gun caisson drawn by
four sable steeds. Privates of ths
Tenth wars ths coffin bearers aad ths
honorary pallbearers were selected
from ths omcers of th regular aad vol
unteer regiments and ths national
guard of California. Covsring ths cas
ket waa a large Aaaericaa flag aad ths
tattered regimental colors of ths Tenth.
Ths regular branch of ths army was
represented by an escort consisting of
four batteries of light artillery aad ths
officer of th Second Oregon regiment
sad ths Utah light artillery band rep
resented ths voTuaUsrs, will several
omcers of ths national guard were there
on behalf of ths stats troops. On each
side of ths soldiers bringing up ths
rear marched tb Knights Tmpiar and
Ths remains of Colonel Hawkins win
be shipped east ta charge of Rsglmaa.
UU Chaplain Haatsr of ths Tsata.
oriYFUs i;ew thiai
Hundrodsof Witnesses and Nsws
papsr Mon Gathor at ths Scans
Antl's Aro Watchsd.
Rennes, Aug. 8. Rennes baa awak
ened from Its normal condition ol
sleepiness and with the arrival of hun
dreds of Journalists from all parts of
he world and witnesses and other act
ors in tbe Dreyfus drama, the town
Is assuming an animated appearance.
The terraces in front of the cafes are
full of people warmly discussing the
oomli.g trial.
General Mercler, who was minister of
war when Dreyfus was condemned, ar
rived from Paris this afternoon. He
was drttsed in mufti, and hi face
showed an anxious, careworn look. A
large number of persons had gathered
on the platform at the railway station
to wltn-sa his arrival, but no notewor
thy Incident occurred.
1 he leading event of the day was the
arrival of the hero of the Dreyfus af
fair. Lieutenant Colonel Georges Pic
quart. Colonel Ptcquart wore a bowler
hat and a dark suit His train arrived
at 1 o'clock this evening, an hour late,
and only a few people were present at
the station except detectives and police
officers. As Colonel Ptcquart entered
the catrlage which Malt re Labor!, coun
sel for Captain Dreyfus, had waiting
for him in the station yard, some of the
sptators shouted "Vive Plcquart,"
and "Vive Dreyfus!"
Trefce shouts elicited counter cries of
"Abas Plcquart!" from the few antl-Drefui-!fes
present, but the barh. of
t'te latter was worse than their bite,
for not the slightest attempt was made
tj carry out threats which Colonel Plc
quart uerly Ignored. He did not give
even t glance to the shouters as his
carriage drrve quickly away to a pri
vate house in the town after a brief
call at Maitre Labori's residence. '
The authorities are apparertly be
coming anxious regarding the mainten
ance of tranquillity in Rennes during
the trial, owing to the Invasion of the
totn by a crowd of antl-Dreyfuslte
agitator, and heroic police measures
v.-eie taktn this evening to Insure peace
during a couple of opposition meetings.
A n-imber of people assembled in the
neighborhood of the houses In which
th meetings were held, and this caus
ed the tolice tc mobilize in the vicinity
a nurnter of foot police and mounted
gendarmes anj a swarm of detectives.
but there was not the slightest sign
of dlscrder.
Cords of admission to the trial were
issued this afternoon to the represent
atives of the presa Every two foreign
cot respondents without exception re
ceived cne card between them, which
means thu the leading papers of the
world outside of France will be able
to be represented only every other day.
Cp"ln Dreyfus will be conducted to
the i-o'.rt room, which faces the mili
tary prlsin, across the broad Avenue
de la Gare every morning and return
ed in the evening between a double
row of g'ndarmes. Workmen have
been busy today fitting up the Salle
les Fetes It the Lycee for the trial, and
the Installation of benches, desks, etc.,
is already practically completed. A
large crucifix has been brought from
the military chapel and hung behind
the seats of the Judges, which are plac
ed on the stage. As the Salle des Fetes
is really a theater, the proscenium has
been left untouched and win lonn a
frame for the scenes of tbe trial.
Berlin Sclsntlst Patents a Fuol Ho
Claims Is Superior to Roal Thing.
Berlin, Aug. 8. Herr Montago, ths
Inventor of artificial coal, applied to
for particulars of his fuel, says:
"I have taken out patents in seven
teen countries. Until all formalities
ire completed I can give no particulars
at the Ingredients, but I may say from
any point of view that the hylglenic
artificial coal Is preferable to the ordi
nary coal, as it does not develop any
poisonous gases and creates little soot;
it leaves no slag and a small amount of
ashes resembling wood or cigar ashes.
There Is no danger of of an explosion
causing a conflagration. This fuel Is
composed of H2.94 per cent of ordinary
earth and to 8 per cent of chemical
Ingredients. It Is cheaper and better
than coal. Any piece of land, even if it
Is unfit for agriculture, can be used
tor producing the fuel. The cost of the
necessary plant Is very low, the ma
chines weighing only 750 pounds for a
steamship. For steam engine purpose
my fuel gives a great deal longer in
combustion and needs less storage
pace. It ran be manufactured In any
shape, so that every available inch of
space In the coal bunkers can be util
ized, and I reckon a ton of my fuel
will do the work of one and three
quarters tons of steam coal at 30 per
sent less cost"
Rsscuos Hsr Brothor.
Yankton. S. D., Aug. 8. Robert Law,
a young farmer near here, attempted
suicide by banging. HI sister Ellen
noticed him take a clothes line and
walk Into a elump of trees near the
house. Suspecting something wrong
she followed and found him banging
from a limb. Believing tbe limb would
break with the weight of two on It ah
climbed the tree and went out on the
limb, but It was stronger than ah had
supposed and held. She then went
down the trunk to a point opposite her
brother and reaching out secured his
knife from hi pocket and cut him
down. He haa survived and will live.
He was temporarily Insane.
The state board of charities and cor
rections haa removed Dr. Mead, su
perintendent, and F. D. Wyman, stew
ard, of the state hospital for ths In.
sane. Dr. Ross and J. J. Nlssen wars
appointed to fill tbe vacancies.
Sprlngfteldw, 111., Aug. 8. Mra John
r. Orr of this city received ths Inteill
gene that her nephew, Joan H. Oam
Ms. a son of J. H. O amble of Louisiana,
Mo., had been subbed and killed by
Filipinos la ths island of Lusoa. No
particular were received. Oambis en
listed in the regular army la Jans, 1M8,
In St. Louis.
Cfcdar Rapids, I, Aug. 8. Wall
melting carbolic add crystal over a
tore, Mr. Fred Oregg of Bprisgvllls
wss fatally burned by the explosion
f ths vessel containing ths liquid. Shs
was covered from head to foot with ths
boiling acid, aad a sistsr whs wsat ts
hsr assurtaao waa also frightfully
Wall Plsaaod with Hla Trip In th
Intsrost of Our Harass.
Lincoln. Neb, Aug.l Governor Poyn
ter has arrived boms from his trip U
San Francisco. He I very well pieassc
with th result of bia mission and sayi
that he waa able to do many thlngt
for the comfort and welfare of the
boy of the First which might not hav
been done If he had not been. there Ir
General Barry and Colonel Stark
were of Invaluable assistance, but
was to be expected, the officials, tht
citizens and the people of the city gen
erally were glad to do anything thai
was suggested by the governor of th
state that had sent to the Philippine!
such a regiment as the First Nebraska.
Governor Poynter described with feel
ing the hearty cheers with which th
men of the regiment greeted him when
the tugboat drew alongside at midnight
on the night of the Hancock's arrival,
and how they swarmed up on the side
of the big ocean steamer while the
short talk between the party dh the
deck of the tugboat and the official
and men at the steamer rail continued
The men were eager to get the least
word from home and hear the voices
of men from Nebraska The feeling ol
the regiment was attested by the three
hearty cheers and a tiger with which
they bade him good night.
Governor Poynter recounts many
things, little and big. In which he waa
able to smooth the way for the men
and officer of the First At his re
quest General Shsfter recalled the or
der to have the regiment land on Sun
day, and this permitted getting cloth,
ing. baggage and camp equipments in
shape for them by tbe time they got to
their camp.
Again, on the governor's request, ths
men were given a month's pay as soon
as they got on shore.
The location of the camp was chang
ed to one better sheltered from the
winds, and General Harry's chest pro
tectors were distributed so that th
transition to a foggy camp waa mads
as dry as possible for the men.
Governor Poynter Is warm In his ex
pressions of appreciation of the man
ner in which the city, state and federal
officers treated him. The citizens and
social clubs of San Francisco crowded
upon him with Invitations and proffers
of services. In such numbers that his
rooms at the hotel were crowded dur
ing the whole time he was there. Scores
of Nebraskans called, and about th
only exception were two men from
The attempt of some small-bore poli
ticians In pursuance of a plan originat
ed by a very small republican, to dis
credit the governor of Nebraska was
made a failure by the Indignant citizens
of Ban Francisco and of the state of
Numbers of citizen and officials,
many of them republican In politics,
were made more ardent In their ex
pressions of respect to Governor Poyn
ter by this attempt and In order to
show that they did not countenance It
C. O. Whedon, who was one of the
two Nebraskans who did not call to
pay respects to Nebraska's governor,
took occasion to denounce the political
scheme, and to say to Governor Poyn
ter that he personally had nothing to
do with It. and it did not have his
On the question of paying off tbe boys
at San Francisco, General Shaf ter
asked Governor Poynter what he
thought and the latter said he knew
the members of that regiment were
gentlemen and advised that they be
paid there If the boys themselves de
sired It That men who had been
trusted to carry the flag In the front
af battle could be trusted In a mere
matter of a few dollars, and bow they
should spend or keep It
One of the courtesies shown the men
at the governor's request waa the send
ing out to camp of their baggage by
the custom officers before examina
tion. This saved annoying delay.
Among others who were especially
active and efficient in aiding him, Gov
ernor Poynter mention Congressman
Kahn of San Francisco with great
All the principal clubs In the city
sent representatives to the governor
with invitations to make their house
his own. The lieutenant governor, la
the absence of the governor, called the
day after his arrival, and at Sacramen
to the state officers and people gava
Nebraska's governor a most hearty re
ception. Governor Poynter 1 suffering with
hoarseness as a result of his contest
with Pacific fogs, but otherwise feel
well after the trip.
Perry, I-. Aug. 8 A meeting of em
ployes of the Chicago, Milwaukee A St
Paul railway In this city decided on
the plan of organization an antl-pollt-leal
union of all railroad employes In
Iowa. Its object will be to make rail
road men a political factor so that they
may successfully oppose political and
legislative action called to Injure their
interesta Committees will Interview all
employes of railroads In the atate and
aak cooperation. Another meeting will
be held on call of this committee, prob
ably to perfect the organization. Other
western state will be taken In.
New York, Aug. 8. The college ath
iwtes who went to England on July S,
to compete with the Oxford-Cambridge
team eight returned on the St Loul.
Th men expressed regret at their hav
ing been beaten by the Englishmen, but
thy were very emphatic In their praise
of the sportsmanlike treatment they
mat with on the field and spoke with
enthusiasm of the social elements of
their visit.
Louisville, Ky., Aug. A The police
have under surveillance a man whom
thsy suspect Is James C. Dunham.want
ed In California for the murder of six
people In 1SM. His photograph has
been sent to tbe California authorities.
He give the name of Netherfeld, but
will not talk much about hi move
ments during the past three years. A
rewar dot 111,000 has been offered for
New York. Elwood Hayes and E. 2
Anderson arrived la tbl city, having
made th trip from Kokomo, Ind., to
New York In twenty daya This I said
to be the loageat automobile trip on '
record In the United State. Th dis
tance 1 about 1,(M mil.
London, Eng., Aug. A oFllowlag ths
custom long practiced la America, ths
thirty-four English travelers of H. J.
Helns Co., the pickle people of Pitts
burg. U. S. A., have boon attending a
business conference at their London
house during the past week, H. J.
Hslnz, senior member of ths firm, pre
siding. A vary successful eonvsntloa
was bad, concluding with a bsaqust