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ANTO RICA AND ANGELES ARE
TAKEN BY AMERICANS.
Filipino aro Completely Surprised
and Scatter Like Sheep New
Recruit Fight Well.
Manila. Special) Advices from Ca
blet, under date of August 11, report
the General MacArthur took the Nlntt
regiment, a battalion of the Twenty
sseoad and a detachment of the First
artillery from Caluluet to Santo Rico,
sear BocsJor, Friday morning. The
in trance of the troops to the town a
Dot opposed, the Insurgents fleeing- as
the Americana approached.
The troops had a hard march of ten
miles, In some places being- obliged to
trade waist deep in water. Many were
exhausted. The troops spent the night
at Santa Rita and proceeded Saturday.
Lieutenant Hazard of General Wbea
ton's staff, with five scouts from the
Iowa regiment, marched up the railroad
luto Angeles. A small force oi rebels
attacked the scouts outside the town
and Lieutenant Hazard sent for rein
forcements. General Wheaton's orders,
however, were that the Americans
should not occupy Angeles, and a force
f 600 or 700 rebels appearing. Lieuten
ant Hazard retired.
Manila. General MacArthur's troops
remained all night at Calulet The reb
els had evidently fled far beyond rifle
range, for the American outposts were
sot disturbed, and not a shot was fired
luring the night. At daybreak a re-
eonnoitering party, consisting of a bat
The nartv armroarhed wMthin i
the field run The Americana -
eelved with a blydlrect rifle fire
returned with a few volfeys venteentl1
ThVstrength of the Insurants at An-
reles no? being kSown ! Se situation
was reported to General MacArthur
mho did not desire to send reinforce-
ments, and directed the reconnoitering
party to return unless the rebels aban-
toned the town. Soon after the receipt
f these orders It became evident that
the rebels had set Are to the town and
Bed, leaving the place to be occupied
y the Americans.
A battalion of the Twelfth infantry
was also sent on a reconnoitering ex-
pedltlon toward the west, but up to
soon no firing had been heard in that
lirection and no word had been recelv-
d from it at General MacArthur's
headquarters, and it Is believed that
the troops encountered nothing.
Everything Indicates that all the reb-
la have scattered for miles In every I ther storm is reported at New Rock- ! the cyclone. Forty-six people were
direction from Calulet. The Insurgents ' !ord In Eddy county, where It is as- killed and there are many more in the
lost heavily In the fighting around Ca- lerted that from 26 to 100 per cent of debris. Eight privates of troop C were
lulet It la believed that 100 ,vere killed :he crop of 40,000 acres of wheat was Injured, two fatally. Sergeant King of
and 800 or 400 wounded. The Iowa reg- : aid waste. The total loss will be over , the Eleventh Infantry was Injured,
bneat killed thirty In one place, and 11,000,000. North, a discharged private, Is miss-
ne company of the Seventeenth sud- 1 REPORTS FROM OTHER POINTS. ' lnf- At Prt of Humancao eish
Senly encountered a party of rebels in Minneapolis, Minn. A special from : teen bodles have been found. Eight
a trench and killed twelve. Halstead, Minn., says: Hail totally de- hundred people are starvlnR here."
The American loss was Ave killed and itmv.H rmn. in hi. tinn mon ! Three persons were killed at Las
thirty-one wounded, including three of-
SURPRISE TO FILIPINOS.
The attack was a complete surprise
to the Insurgents, who had no idea that
a movement was Intended until the ar-
mored car opened a deadly Are with
two Gatllngs, a revolving cannon and
m six-pounaer. The heavy . artillery i
epened Ion both flanks a moment later. !
A majority of the Filipinos were asleeu
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i ? o- , en wun j
IT v . -. "noB i nlau" "'u vwauiij snoniy ueiore uovu. )sland ttpart from ponce. ;t . c,.r.
toesha arousing the soldiers 1 4 large acreage of crops was destroyed taln however, that the food supplies
mie Americans maintained almost a iy hail. Hail fell north and south of t , the Bt,cken' dutrlcU haV(s bee de-
ZZ'iZJj? 1ZW ,O'!f'J!,r0,h1iia- 'stroyed and In these quarters the sup-
fT. Vf7 D? Jametown- N- D" reports the most plv of government stores In store Is
ES"' tTe mU. p!f?" W,a S lestrucUve hailstorm of the year on BmaU. fillet wagons will be sent out
SEJE.12. . v ,d and laagie,' tni Wednesday night The storm began at tomorrow In various directions. Oen
hough the ditches flowed small riv- sew Rockford and swept through Ed- eral George W. Davis has cabled to
"SLv 1 .2' . v u .v. ' Foster, Griggs and Barnes coun- the war department an appeal for as-
The Filipinos tried to ambush the Ues to Rogers in the latter county. It sistance.
trZ.jyLu'?!?: titT,"' thf, c"unS ts estimated that 40,000 acres of wheat j St. Thomas As later advices come
5 S!L n.gh?PJr V Slnf wel1 adapted ere destroyed. Tbe losses are over 25 from Montserrat it is seen the first
. t. 1 , ' . iWDDw
'Jlf'T'11 tJ,eJLway "lrouKh
or over obstacles and firing whenever
they could locate the fleeing enemy,
The officers highly commend the re
cruits of the various regiments.
There Is reason to believe the reports
tecently received that the Insurgents
are short of ammunition, as well In-
formed people at Calulet say the In-
argents had only forty rounds of am-
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nwauwii rwca ana inai rive extra
rounds were issued just before the
Hlnra. A rjr.myir.rn n luwiinitlm r
Baa Fernando the rebels have torn up
three miles of railroad between there
and Calulet, and It is Impossible to get
inv Jmonq car more uu two miles
beyond Baa Fernando.
WHT EGG8 VART IN SHAPES.
"Birds' eggs vary In shape as well
as they do In color " said a well known
. .... ... . .
arnltbologlst "For Instance, the eggs
ef the owl family are almost spherical
and are thus easily moved by the par. '
tut bird la her desire to secure as
Mtl u.nn.1 nf
r7.V. v... J. V .
tag the time of batching. As she nestt ,
to a hole, there Is no fear whatever of
her eggs rolUng away and being smash- ;
ea. on tae other hand, the guillemot,
wniea nests, or rather lays her eggs,
bare rocks In high, exposed
.n. i. - " -,
'"' ess eiun-
amtM and rurinualv ahuyrf that ku
tlrred by a violent gust of wind or th
bird's sudden flight It does not roll ,
way, mk simpiy spina around on lu
ants Uke a top. In tbe case of plovers,
alpes and other birds that lay fout
large eggs, the eggs narrow so rapidly ,
toward tk smaller end that four ol
In a aest practically form a
square, thus enabling the bird to eovei
them the more effectually." Washing
MTXICANs DEFEAT THE TAXJTJIB.
las TriMne rrom the City ot Mexico
MH have had
Sf?r the Taquis Beat
!!z?y 'Jr! t!"5 " f" Jf ?
ser-TSJ Wiled. The state trpsdld not
lose a maa, hut lieutenant Francisco
Oes 4ed from sunstroke during th
w. ealr. ,
aad he If
The woansd of Oeneral Torres, recelv.
ad tm ahat. Is a atlaht one
m ysaali g rapidly toward recovery.
! laatas have retired from Baeuai
rd as tvppesed to be Hi fores near
im. The death of Juaa Maldonadc
v Tetahtate has host) coaflrmed. The
tXW WIFE MUKJUEX
- .." t TwnuTwm mqseei in im oasi
r i a Asmis Kroaasaa. who was Mtsr-
I I t her hoase last Kondet', wm
"s today tmta Awat U to gm
w tt to arvsx ato. TfVOI
I J , apt hasV j, wag
si t mmrlit, wm Ul a4
GREEN FIELD LAID WASTE.
Nor.horn aflnnooota and North Da
kota Stricken by Hall and Rain.
8L Paul. Minn. (Special) A Fargo,
N. D., special to the Pioneer Press
says: Two million bdahels of wheat
are estimated to have been lost in last
week's hailstorm, which partially de
stroyed the crop on nearly 250,000 acres
of land In the state. Farmers who were
buslnly engaged In the morning In tak
ing wheat were driven to their barns
for shelter and afterward found It un.
necessary to take the binders back to
the fields as the grain had been har- coast at 1 o'clock Tuesday morning and
vested by hall In a few brief minutes. ' ... . . .
Just before U o'clock the storm struck ,wept "rthwest, Th"
the northern part of Cass and the went for nine hours, the greatest dam-
touthern part of Traill counties. In ad- j age being done between 8 and 10 o'clock
?i,V.K. ubl" area J0VerJ wbch hal1 ! a. m. The wires were down and corn
fell thickly, heavy wind and rainstorms ' ,,. . , .
completed the destruction of thousands ' nu,llc"' with the Interior was for a
of acres of grain on either side of the ! time lmpossble. It s now chiefly car-
center of the path of the hailstorm, ried on by couriers.
Covering an area fifteen miles north I At San Juan four natives were
and south between ArgusvUle and drowned in the harbor: eighty houses
Gardner in Cass, to Kelso, In Traill. were demolished andTundrds were u
and an east and west territory ranging roofed. The damage to property Is es
trom five miles wide on the south t(T Umated at 50U,000. CommlsYary stores
fifteen or twenty miles on the north, to the value of $50,000 were destroyed
the country is practically devastated. a dispatch by cable from Ponce sent
ffe?Ju'e estimated all the way from at 10 o'clock this morning says the
to 100 per cent of the crop. I town was almost destroyed. Almost
The acreage in Cass and Traill coun-lall the frame buildings are down, the
ties is placed at from 100,000 to 200,000 ; bridge Is swept away and there is no
acres. Many conservative estimators . communication het
say that 60 per cent of the crop of 125,- the city proper. The damage to the
J00 acres is not too large a figure for port is estimated at 1250,000 . Two na
the destruction in Cass and TrallL In . lives are known to have been drowned,
the northern part of the county the The records and property of the custom
itorm seems to have begun as far west : house are ruined and all the vessels
is Erie and Galesburg and gone direct- ' are ashore.
ly east on the county line between Cass , At Aibonlto very little remains stand
ind Traill to Red river and then over tng excepting the cathedral and the
Into Minnesota. The hail was appar-; barracks Four natives perished and
ently heaviest along the line and crops 1 three United Btates soldiers were badly
Dn Ola" lArmi Ilka thA r;ranlr ann lh.
T T. A ' if "l " f "
: JL , A" an malca-Uon
I ?f th!M G' n,ht telephoned in
he had cut 200 acres before the storm
fuid tomw w PloW8 to
!umm" fa" th other 1,000 acres of
?, f"fm- A, 60 "T. "? n.t ,os froT ha."
j mow e,quj" a.toUt '?" .whttt l
I t A. e y ior the eBHnsni
I ihreh P1 torm 8wePl ". from
,rth akott l?to Minnesota and tele-
pia. from, Halstead and H end rum re-
teirlble destruction. The lowest
Un of the loss in that vicinity has
i Placed at 60,000 acres. Jji aU the
, tormstricken section Insurance men
that less than S per cent of the
jcreage was covered by ball insurance.
re "trips of country on either
"de of the hailstorm suffered Just as
leverely, as the wind and halt flattened
the grain and beat it into the ground
j k badly that It cannot straighten up
n account of IU ripened condition. An-
-indows were knocked in and several
nches of hail were piled in the street.
(The storm started near Kelso, N. D.,
d cleaned a strip fifteen miles wide
to southeasterly direction, passing
through Halstead, Perley. Highland,
NlelsvlUe and Shelly on the north and
iorgetown on the south. The crops on
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ine estanrc ijajrympie xaras are to-;
ally destroyed. The Insurance among
farmers Is light.
lemme worm pai over
per cent of the total. Not one-haU of
the grain destroyed was insured,
PRESIDENT THANKS KAISER.
Plattsburg, N. T. President McKln
lev has written a letter to Emoeror
William expressing his pleasure at the
ippointment of Dr. Mumm von Schwar.
enstetn as envoy extraordinary to the
o..- ..-j-- , dk. fr..m
nnit stot nnrini th Bhenr from
America of Dr. von Holleben, the Ger-
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man amoassaaor at wasnington, say-,
nil- thnt Irr Ton KCH WH rlenut e In S Dre-
vious stay at Washington Is pleasantly
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HAIL STORM IN NORTH DAKOTA.
Fargo, N. D. (Special.) A severe hall
storm swept across the northern part of
Ca" "southern part of Traill coun
tle laBt week- B1ty thousand acres
of ripe grain was destroyed, a sman
oercentaire of the storm area had been
harvested. It U reported that 40,000
acres was destroyed in Eddy county, j
P"Jn 10 the east through Norman
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aamagea ny tne storm.
A. F. ELMORE UNDER ARREST
Arkansas City. Kan. (Special.) Al- '
bert F. Elmore, Who Is wanted In
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ureensDurg, a,y., ior muruer cunimuieu
i in. i. i VJmnn ,,
and killed a man named Durre. He Is '
well connected In Kentucky and was
well known and has highly respected
relatives Is this county. Elmore saya
the killing was In self-defense,
New Tork. Herman Hauser, the
treasurer of the Herald Square theater.
who lumped from the Brooklyn bridge
last Thursday, was arraigned In court
tnAm.V tA ainsBWa tf ths ahsaJTnT Of &!
UmvU4 ,ttlcld' HaM,r. "P11"?
h iMm raM ki he mada
an-;Ut. Jump and he was discharged, after
having been cautioned by the magie-
trate not to repeat the act
STEAMER QUEEN ARRIVES.
1 ai..tll. TIT. W wWa ii
mns, T,mmu.M.m ..r
arrived from Alaska, la addition to IM
excursionists It had 100 mlaers from
Dawson aad Atlln aboard. The amount
of gold the steamer carried Is estimated
at flCO.000. Julius Knutschmldt, gen-
eral manager of the Southern Pacific
was among the excursionists,
MORGAN CITY SAILS.
San Francisco. The United States
transport Morgan City sailed for Ma
allt tonight with rTt recruits aad "cas.
aatar aboard. The departare of tha
vessel was saeventfsL The recralt
won marched aboard during the for
aooa aad when the curies ware all
takaa la tat tea port atartod Car tas
HMDS ARE DEAD
DESOLATION AND DfcAT.l IN
WEST INDIAN HURRICANE.
Armv Officials Direct the Dispatch
Of Relief Wagons to Allay
Ban Juan de Porto Rico. (Special.)
a hurricane broke ever the south
A- . . , ... . .
' goVernlnenT IW bis" beeS'dUpatcned
" oaney was leveiea to the ground,
S W cashed Tw, ,UaS
ea btates soldiers were Injured and
many cavalry horses killed.
Standard Oil company was ruined. The
loss on property is $200,000.
( At Bayamon a majority of the house,
were destroyed and the rest were flood.
ed. Two hundred cattle were killed and
the railway was seriously damaged,
The village of Carolina was literally
At Caguas four were killed,
. A courier who has Just arrived from
, Humacao, capital of the province of
, that name, on the eastern coast of the
jgiand, reports awful destruction there,
The loss to property is estimated at
$500,000, but this is the least item of
tne digaster. The courier brought an
official report from Captain Eben Swift
ot the United States cavalry, who says:
ysv-v i? pvtirpit ncCTnoTrn
ru" N la tWTlKLl,i uthTUOTtu,
"Humacao was entirely destroyed by
Pledras, Ave at Junco.
Couriers from the other districts are
anxiously expected at the palace. The
steamer Slocum, Captain Thomas, en
route from Mayaguez to San Juan, wus
caught In the storm, but Its passen
gers and crew were saved through the
heroism of Mr. Single, the flrat officer.
a lit? uuiivrc li v t id ruiiitni uuu tut i t
The coffee crop Is ruined and the loss
h ... v i
haB n done &lMQ to e c-r.fr.
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ceVel from the southern section of theeish,
reports conveyed only a faint Idea of
the sufferings of the people and their
deplorable condition The administra
tion appeals for help.
At La Pointe-a-Pttre, Island of
Guadeloupe, immense damage was
wrought find acrorillnir tn n renort not
yet confirmed 102 persons were killed.
m tne isiani or at. ltoix
Btructton was appalling. It was chiefly
wrought at the west end. 'here th
wrought at the west end. 'here th
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smaller hous a tanglod
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Ponce A hurricane struck here at I :
o'clock Tuesday morning and lasted
until 8 p. m. The rivers jverfiowed,
flooding the town. It Is estimated that
200 npirnna were drowned. Th town
ani port are lotal wreck,,. jt B be.
lleved the damage done will amount to
over ouo,ioo. no news nas oeen re
ceived from the Interior since the storm
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PREPARING FOR TROUBLE,
London. The Capetown correspond,
etlt ot the Dally Mal, gay,; . j u.ar
.if" " vymmcui ei-reiuer iM
Transvaal government has prepared
warrants for the arrest of prominent
reformers whenever the condition ol
affairs at Johannesburg provides as
excuse. The presumption is that r res-
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1 Lisbon. An unconfirmed report la i
circulation that a case of bubonic
plague has developed at Oporto, capital
of the province or Douro, on the Rivet
Pouro, 176 miles northeast of Lisbon.
The Official Gazette announces that
run at eufmldoua Illness hsd been ob.
served during the last two months al
MOVEMENTS OF NAVAL VESSELS.
Ti. Dm JFh. TTmIIajI ft.ia.
r Newark, which arrived at Callan
t..i c i. a b..
Uco to Join Admiral KauU and thi
JUrblehead, wt lcb arrived August K
on Its way to Mare Island, left Calls
. , ,
Lourenao Marques, Delagoa Bar.-
The German East Africa line tteamet
Reichstag has arrived here from Ham-
burg, Naples ana Morooassa with v
cases of cartridges and other war atom
lor tne Transvaal.
PHILIPPINE TREASURER NAMED.
I Washington, D. C Major Chores K
Kllbourne, paymaster of the army, hai
beea appointed to duty as treasurer ol
the Philippines aad the Island of Ouain
All moneys of the civil government ol
the islands will he placed In his hands
asHtoi ovicide here several days act
was MeaUM as Aaroa Wolkaoa al
Abilene and Sallna are picking uj
Quite a bicycle acquaintance.
Linn county has the kind of toil t'..c
grows corn sixteen feet high.
A Mr. Smith of Topeka committed
suicide instead of changing his naine
In speaking of ward politicians th
Atchison Champion spells the word
with a "t."
Emporia Is well Fupplled with sev.nrr
which are not used by more thm ha!?
A woman In Grant cou.it:' Ir-.I-'s t
spines of soap weeds and makes hat
for her boys.
The night clerks at t'..e AU'.tnc- ho
t'lB are useful fur frlg.-.toruii;; a'.uy
A Newton liveryman is so devout l i i
he will not let his ilfjs out on Fur.u
for anything except funerals.
It Is pleasant to know that the Kan
sas com crop Is niuoli better than Uif
Jokes It has suggested.
It is a good while since anything ha?
been heard In Kansas about the Hill
mon case or John l'ettr St. John.
A good many person stay away from
Vlysses who have never even heard
that there is a whittling club there.
Strong City regards Cottonwood FaKc
as a suburb, and Cottonwood Falls re
gards Strong City as a suburb, and
there you are.
The natural lakes of acphalt In Trin
idad are sustaining heavy drafts for
repairs that are in progress on Kansas
avenue in Topeka.
One thing at leapt that stands to the
credit of the Stanley administration
are the flower beds at the Topeka asy
lum for the Insane.
The McPherson Freeman regards as
a sad spectacle an old man learning to
ride a wheel and an old woman learn
ing to skate or dance.
A Burlingame woman who was caught
In the act of stealing six yards of rib
bon ought to have known that that sort
of trimming Is out of style.
"Pinafore" Is to be produced In about
six weeks at Atchison for the benefit of
the people who have grown up since
that opera was fashionable.
The chief cause of Insomnia In the
office of the Leavenworth Times is the
fear that the Topeka papers will stir up
a prohibition war In Leavenworth.
Twenty-nine Indians from the Chip
pewa reservation In North Dakota have
arrived at the Haskell Institute at
Lawrence to study base bail and other
The youngest printer In Kansas Is
Charlie Sheldon, the 10-year-old son of
the editor of the Frankfort Review.
This remarkable lad would rather set
type than go in swimming.
One thing that makes It so terrible
for a woman to grow old In Kansas Is
tbe habit which the newspapers of this
state have of sneaking of every woman
past 80 as "grandma."
A wewion man ciaima iu nave uihcuv- )
natural life of a flv Is thirty days not.r, I , ' . 1 1 a"i
counting those which come to an un- I m , v ....... ' '; '
IT. i "a k i, ih. mv. ime 10 PP nerore your smut com-
A note ot triumph from Editor Hoch
of the Marion Record: The largest cu
cumber we've seen this season graces
the editorial table as we write. We
sneaked It away from the raiser our
selves, and we point to It with pride
It came from our wife's garden.
UPhApann Vrfuma n ' A teacher In
the district school Is scheaper than the prosecuted, when you are using a self
$25 teacher. The 150 teacher works to confessed criminal, guilty of the crime
earn the salary paid and the pupil himself, as he says, you seek to pun
reaps the reward. The 125 teacher has 'eh- Blmons has repeatedly said that
no salary to earn and as a consequence he changed many thousands of the bal
does but little real work and the pupil , !ot. " you are looking for the crim
does not advance. ,nal- why don't you seize the self-con-
rr.. i.. .v.. .. a
bv the elderly women in Abilene who
h.t. I. th ln1mrlent sr!l-
,hc.. ,h. h.t. ui h hnuht for1
j -' "a
a wiiu vi vwruij-oiA vtfiv xv
Pea tor ennsimeni at e-mpona me re
and were too "soft."
cruiting omcer accepiea seenieen. inn
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Secretary of Agriculture Coburn may
Visit Wichita without fear of being .
Jinched, since he has corrected the fig- j
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mai iowii nau iw m ii.ui.uu .
The presence of "Buffalo Jones" at a
barbecue at the Goodnight ranch In
Texas. Where roast nunaio was servea, ;
was not a very consistent position for ,
a man who pretends to be laboring to
prevent the extermination of the Amer
Farmers In Butler county report army
worms In great numbers attacking the
crab grass, cockle burrs, morning glo-
lies, sunflowers and other weeds In the
corn neias, ana mat iney snuui u Dy a aeir-copressea criminal. In 81
everytblng In tbe Aelds but tbe corn, j mon's testimony be states that It was
One man said his corn was so clean j In Edmisten's office where this alleged
last ne couio. piay m amies Between wo
A young matron who was brought up ,
n Emporia and a young groom who was .
also reared In that town, met tbe other
day on the Strand, In London, and each '
knew the other, but because they had
never been introduced did not speak.
The Oasette thinks this Is the limit.
Topeka Is Immensely complimented
over the attention It received la tbe
current number of Kansas Clty-o Horse !
Show Monthly ' I
Nobody has ever been able to explain
why It I. so, but it is true all the aame,
that Clay Center is tne wettest wwn
In Kansas when It raina
A .man wno can smiie at ssnsi rmmm
and face a frowning world Is the ButU ,
A man who can smile at Satan's rage
county farmer whose oats averaged
Ixty-flve bushels to the acre.
William Allen White of the Emporia
Oasette has moved Into a house that
Is big enough to accommodate all of
his familiar friends who visit the Em
poria street fair.
"Here's aa example of how familiar
ity breeds contempt," he said, aa he
looked over the top of his paper at
"What Is Itr
"This Is a Kansas paper, snd under
me neaa oi icai Jottlnss' it Bays
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WHY COT CALL Oil
To the Bon. R. N. Prout, James H.
Van Dusen and Jacob Rocks (the so
called senate Investigating committee,
better known and more properly called
the republican smut committee): Gen
tlemen Tou and each of you know that
there Is not a particle of legal author
ity to sustain your claim as an Inestl
gatlng comriittee, but If you do not
know by this time I will take this op
portunity of Informing you that It is
the general Impression of all, regardless
of politics, that your wretohed pretend
ed Investigation is a farce and nothing
more. There Is nothing that could In
duce me to give you and your mockery
the consideration of a letter in answer,
was it not for the fact that some may
not be posted as to your methods of
deception, hence this letter:
That the senate did pass a resolution
at the last legislature which was not en.
domed by the house, and that is the
only color of authority for tbe existence
of such a smut committee.
Gentlemen, will you tell the people of
this state why the house did not Join
In passing this resolution with tbe sen
ate? Was there any attempt to have It
pass the house? If not, why not?
Please unfold the mysteries that seem
to enshroud your mysterious actions,
and explain to the public why you are
found in this ridiculous predicament
I notice In enumerating the state offl
cers that are to be Investigated the first
named in the resolution were the Judges
of the supreme court; now permit me to
ask you why you did not attempt to
comply with the resolution providing
you had any conAdence in your author
lty? Why did you not call on the mem
bers of the supreme court to come be
fore you and give testimony In regard
to their official action, and especially in
regard to the salaries for themselves
and families? Can you feel that you
have performed your sworn duty under
that resolution? In your report you
state that the state officers refused to
come before your committee and give
testimony. Why did you not compel
them to, If you were clothed with au
thority of law? Tou state further, that
all who have been connected with the
lleged ballot fraud refused to testify.
Gentlemen, In answer to this state
ment, I And that you and your bosom
friend, E. L. Simons, have connected
and used my name In connection with
the alleged fraud, or In other words.
you have summoned Slmoqs to give
testimony in this case and Simons told
the same blackmailing story he has
been peddling on the streets of Lincoln
for the past two years. Did you at
tempt to get other parties you con
nected with this alleged affair to testify
against your committee? No, you did
not Why did you not call on all par
ties you Implicated In this matter by
the testimony of a man whose evi
dence was Impeached In court by four
teen of the most reputable citizens of
the capital city of Nebraska only a few
years ago 7
Gentlemen of the committee, you are
called upon to answer these questions,
ind when you say all whose names were
connected with this alleged ballot fraud
refused to testify before the committee,
say, you ana each of you In your re
port signed as black a falsehood as ever
was signed by any living person. It Is
seldom If ever, men occupying a high
omciai position have disgraced them
selves as In this case, where you sign
a document and say that all parties
h a VA T" r l aAl t -k a ra n-as a w-.a
a. h-o A nr.tnA . v .
!ven. I say now you have not at any
mlttee. to give testimony In this mat
ter; but, gentlemen, you cannot seal my
mouth In regard to this contemptible
aeea you cannot take Into your conA
dence a man with the reputation that it
Is said Simons has for dlsreputableness,
for dishonesty, for untruthfulness, and
Is known to you, and escape censure.
Tou sought and secured his unsupport
ed testimony and attempt to report to
tne governor of this state that men
are guilty of a crime and should be
viciea scounarei wno says ne am tbe
ueea, wnora you nave apparently prom
;..t? ,h'ld- h couJd Becure hu,h
I trust your committee have not en
Ini1 with R mnm In ,,,,1, s ,.-1
this, but If the old adage be true, that
birds of a feather flock together, what
win men mink 7
For the benefit of all who may tmag-
word of truth
yourselves acknowledge. Tou used the
following language In your report: "We
aware that the wltneM g,moni hav.
lng confessed that he was a party to
llm' mM. stanas in the light of a wit-
Bess whose testimony should be re
celved with caution."
now, gentlemen, can you as an al
leged committee, Iwi of whom are law
tee, two of whom are lawyers sitting as
a tak, evidence, preparing a
TrTlort to h. (tied itn ihL Zy.tLTZ...
I report to be Aled with the chief execu
tive or tbe state, imagine how ridicu
lous you appear. Tou say In your re
port that Simon's evidence should be
taken with caution, but you prepare
your finding based only on this man's
testimony, can you Imagine a court
making Its find I nas where onlv one
side of the case Is represented, and that
iraua was committed and enters into
detail as to how he, Simons, conducted
the whole affair, and you hear him to
tne end and then In your report you al-
lege that other parties are guilty of
tne crime, via your committee attempt
to secure my presence and testimony
In this matter? Tou know you did not
My whereabouts were familiar to all In
the state house. I have been on my
ranch and farm since the ISth of May
' w"" u"f' " h"b"n Prtel
"''" Li0""''' wJl,ch, ou h
no ooubt used as the principal source
of your '""tloa In this Investlga-
t)on B,moni ( automaUc
" ' f" lot of
Simons gave this story another turn
and here is what it was then: "He came
to tne populist state committee rooms
, LlncolB slleglng that be had facta
which, If known, would defeat the ri-
publican state ticket." Simons was re.
garded then, as now, a hold-up, and
ready at any time to do anything that
a corrupt man or men might desire of
him. Our committee refused to hear
him and he was given no encourage
ment whatever. He continued hanging
around, and wanted his story beard,
and after several days' efforts to get
his scheme a hearing, a number of per
sons were called Into the office and
Mlmons was permitted to tell his story.
The story was this, that durins the .
count of the ballots In controversy the
county cierics or Douglas and Lancaster
counties were enjoined from forward-
b"01- to UU,
THE SUFT.ECE CCGT?
aa was provided by law oenoetaina)
the same. Tour friend Simons maa
the following remarkable disclosure
pending the hearing of the Injunction:
"About 1 or 2 o'clock at night, whoa
everything was quiet, he discovered a
light at the Lancaster county court
bouse and having some curiosity to
know what was going on, went to the
court house and on close examination
he saw them changing the ballots cast
amending the constitution Increasing
the number of supreme Judges from
three to Ave, and he gave among tha
number the names of the following re
publicans, Judge O. M. Lambertsoa,
Ralph Johnson, the county clerk, the
clerk of the district court, and a num
ber of others, that we will not name la
this article." Simons then said he would
make affidavit to this story If we would
pay him the sum of $1,000. He was
promptly told "no," He then offered It
for (750, then $600, and Anally 1300, aad
at that time as chairman of-the com
mittee I ordered him out of our rooms.
telling him "we did not believe a word
of his story," and we told him further
that we did not want him to be found
about our headquarters and If he was
we would report him to the polico.
There were present four or Ave per
sons who heard Simons tell him story,
and who win testify to the truthfulness
of this statement If Simons has not
changed the figures for his automatic
story, I should say he drove a sharp
bargain with your alleged committee,
and in addition to this 1 am Informed
he has very recently been employed at
the state university by and through re
publican Influence. Is this true?
Gentlemen of the alleged commltteoi
The story told you by Blmons of the al
leged ballot fraud In which he connects
me with the same Is absolutely false,
and there Is not a word of truth In It
from beginning to end. His blackmail
tng, hold-up scheme was begotten la
that low, debased mind of his or aomo
other similar, and I challenge the com
mittee, Simons or any other person
whom they may be associating with, to
prove a single charge that Is named la
the story told by Simons, and in the
event of your failure to do so, I shall
brand you as being with bad motives
only and for a mess of pottage you seek
to tear down the characters and ruin
the reputations of those filling or hav
ing Ailed high official positions. I am.
Sirs, most respectfully yours.
J. H. EDMISTEN.
At Westtown, Chester County, Pa.,
the Friends' big school celebrated Its
one hundredth anniversary recently.
They have at the school bouse a kind
of diary, or log, which has been kept up
continuously for 100 years, and lnV
which the state of the weather evenr
day during all that time has been noted
aown. The log was consulted for ul
auspicious date in the matter of weathV.
er for the anniversary, and It showed,
mat every June 10 has been clear sines'
the beginning of the school's career.1
Then some said: "Since It hasn't!
rained for 100 years on June 10 we had
better avoid that date, for it will bo'
sure to rain then this year." But oth-'
ers said that reason and philosophy in-'
icaiea june iu to be a day devoted,
from some unknown atmospheric caus-'
es, to sunshine and blue skies. The lat-'
ter set of people carried the day, and
the school celebrated Its anniversary
on June 10. But It rained so hard that
the guests had to sit around In tents."
SHE WOULD HAVE STOPPED IT,
Some time ago the wife of an old'.
Inhabitant of a Durham, England, vil
lage died, leaving a grown-up family
behind her. The father remained a
widower about eighteen months; then
he entered the matrimonial state again.
The youngest daughter, aged about
20, on the day of the wedding, went to
tne village butcher's.
After the usual courtesies the butcher
asked her: "Is It true yor fether got
marriea agyen i
"Aye! it's ower true!" said the girt
"But did ye want him te get married
No; we wor aall agyen It but aad
fyul wad hev his aan way. But Aa
back If ma muthor had been living sh'd
had put a stop tiv't!" a
IHS BIBLE VERSE A HINT. '
Mr. Hugh Montgomery, whose father
owns a large ranch In the fertile San
Joaquin valley In California, went to
San rFanclsco and paid a brief visit
at the house of a clerical uncle.
This divine, who Is one of the best
and most hospitable of men, follows
the custom of having prayers before
breakfast In connection with thia
service each member of the fumlt
circle Is expected to recite a verse of
scripture. Hugh ,who has habitually
a very healthy appetite, became decld
edly sharp set before the amen was
Id. When his turn came to recite a
verse he significantly repeated the fa.
How many hired servants of m-m
father's have bread enough and to
spare, while I perish of hungerr
The reverend uncle listened with
twinkling eyes and there was a speedy
adjournment to a well-sprad table.
HUMOR OF THE DAT.
"Our doctor keeps a medical batter
In his office." "Ours don't need on"
How does he manage when his na.
Ments need a shock T" "Hands In hla
bill." Chicago News.
"I guess I wont CO to the raoaa tn.
day," said one Parisian, "I don't think
they will be very Interesting." "Na in.
deed," answered the other. "I under
stand thst the mob has been acratohod.
"Mrs. Perkins said If we made har
president she would resign from tha
club." "Well?" "Then she resirnad be
cause ahe got but one vote." Chicago
Is cannibalism common among voa."
Inquired tbe stranger, apprehensively.
"Common?" said ths Pacific island
belle, as she coyly dug her too Into tha
sand. "Not at all. We consider It
"I cannot sing when I am aad,"
nne yeueo witn all her might; -I
only alng when I am glad,
And when my heart la light"
Her neighbor yelled across the wart
-Alas it is too baa,
That when you sing, though yoa aa
The rest of ua are
"Father, 'said one off thai typo at
young men that la likened to the Illy,
'you frequently advise mo to etnu-
late tbe busy bee." "Tea, and with very
unsatisfactory results." "WolL I've
concluded to follow your advtoe. I have
Just read here, from one of the moot
distinguished scientists of the ago, that
tha 'busy bos' never works to utiosil
thro, h a an7."-V Prom,
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