Harrison press-journal. (Harrison, Nebraska) 1899-1905, July 11, 1901, Image 5

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People and
of Etdents
Oh Late Judge Woods.
Judge William Wood whune drain
w recorded a few days since, wag
orn on May 13, 1837, at Farmlngton,
(Marshall County, Tenn. He left the
roungMt of three children, the other
two being girls. At the ace of four
months William Allen Woods' father
died. When be wan 10 years of age he
look his share of the work on the farm
and continued for font yean. He was
then aent to Wabash College, from
which place he graduated in 1859. After
fearing college he taught Bchool at
Marlon, Ind., which was broken up by
tu outbreak of the war. He began the
practice of law in 1873. Judge Wood'
access at the bar was rapid. In 1873
he was elected to the office of Circuit
Judge of the Thirty-fourth Circuit of
Indiana and wag re-elected In 1878. In
1880 Judge Woods was elected to the
State Supreme Court bench. In 1883
Prealdent Arthur appointed Judge
Woods aa United States District Judge,
succeeding Judge Walter Q. Qresham.
On March 17, 1892, President Harrison
appointed Judge Woods Judge of the
United States seventh Judicial cir
cuit, which he held until his death.
Besides a widow, two children survive
him, Floyd A. and Alice, both of In
dianapolis. He gained celebrity by is
suing the injunction against the rail
way strikers In 1894 and sentenced
Eugene V. Debs and other officers of
the American Railway union to Jail.
Manchester's Municipal Trams.
In 1895, one year after Glasgow had
begun the successful operation of its
tramways, the City of Manchester be
gan to debate the wisdom of similar
action. The matter was carefully con
sidered for two years, and it was fin
ally decided to municipalize the tram
way service of the city and Install the
overhead electric system In place of
horse traction at the expiration of the
operating company's lease of the
tracks In 1901. The company endeav
ored to withstand this project before
parliament, but its effort was unsuc
cessful, and a few clays ago tho first
reconstructed lines, comprising about
eighteen miles of Rlngle track, were
opened by the city with appropriate
ceremonies. Electrification of the
other lines is proceeding.
Cen. Comet' Visit.
General Maximo Gomez, the greatest
soldier of Cuba, came to the United
States with words of gratitude to the
American people. He expresses the
opinion that if the CubanB had under
stood some things better there would
not have been so much delay In the
action of the Cuban convention, and
adds: "Our people simply want an op
portunity to develop their possessions
and live in peace, freed from the gall
ing yoke which has held them hereto
fore." Undoubtedly Maximo Gomez is one
of the remarkable men of the age. His
career as a revolullonlst In Cuba was
one of strange adventure, of many
sacrifices endured with Indomitable
fortitude, of desperate courage In guer
rilla warfare and of moderate opinions
as expressed since the freedom of the
island was secured through the help
of the United States. t
A. "Prompt Lesson.
The city of Philadelphia has Just of
fered tor sale $9,000,000 of 3 per cent
bonds and has failed to find a pur
chaser. Only one bid of 15,000 was re
ceived. Some bond experts think that
the franchise scandal has Impaired the
city's credit, as It well might. Others
any that the rate of Interest offered Is
too low. But howevrr, that may be, If
Mr. Wanamaker's original offer had
been accepted the city would have had
to borrow only $6,600,ii)0 Instead of
19,000,000 and might reasonably have
expected better terms. And If this new
offer should be accepted and the stol
en franchises be put up at auction, an
amount might be secured that would
prevent the necessity of Issuing any
bonds at all.
Z5he WeeKJy
"Xetnard of Heroism.
riy a display of much courage and
ingenuity Edward Mullvehlll, a bag
gagemaster. saved the life of Mme.
Schumann-Heink In New York the
other day and at the same time pre
vented her from falling Into the hands
of the poliie who wished to detain
her aa a witness to a runaway. When
the. danger was over and she was safe
on board the steamer, on which she
sailed for Germany the famous prima
donnu rewarded the hero by throwing
her arms around his neck and giving
hi ip a kiss. The question is at once
raided whether the ordinary hero
would consider himself properly and
sufficiently rewarded for saving the
life of an elderly song bird by a single
kin from her ruby lips. If the value
of a prima donna's kisses is to be com
puted on the same financial scale ab
her high notes the most unmercenary
of heroes might be excused if he pre
ferred to take the equivalent of the
kiss in rash. Such an equivalent in
the c ase of so famous and highly paid
a singer as Mme. Schumann-Heink
might well amount to a sum sufficient
to allow the humble baggagemaster to
retire from business and live there
after on the Interest of his money. At
any rate It Is to be hoped that Man
ager Orau will not prove ungrateful.
Ho should at loat send to Mr. Mull
vehlll a check for a sum equal to what
Mme. Hchumann-Heink would earn ir.
a single evening.
Injustice to a Child.
The Ignorance or stupidity of tho
constable and police Justice who
brought a 13-year-old girl from Matte
son. III., to put her In the county Jail
in Chicago, almost passes belief. The
child Is too young
to go to Jail for
any crime, a fact
which both these
country officials
should have
known. Moreover,
her offense appears
to have been noth
ing more than the
taking of someeggs
from a hen's nest
grass along the
her home. A
tho child's arrest,
found In the
railroad near
neighbor canned
and there appears to have been nobody
to defend her. The Justice of the
peace, whose duty It Is to know the
law In such caces and to prevent in
justice Instead of Inflicting it, has dis
played a degree of ignorance that is
highly discreditable. The mittimus by
which he meant to send the child to the
county Jail charges the prisoner with
"larceni and Insolltlng a lade." The
spelling Is .merely a surface Indica
tion of the deeper ignorance of the
duties of the position he holds. This
child appears to need a little parental
care and attention rather than Im
prisonment. She was promptly re
leased and sent home by Judge Tuley
of Chicago without trial.
An American Countess.
Though the Countess of Strafford
has been little heard of since the sud
den death of her husband a year or so
ago, she Is still as popular and as much
sought after as ever, and is exported
to re-enter Boclety as soon as the pe
riod of mourning for Queen Victoria Is
over. The Countess, us Is well known,
is an American woman, whose first
husband was the late millionaire Col
gate of New York, fine married the
Earl of Strafford in Nr.v York in 1898,
and had there been a male heir result
ing from the union the countess would
now be entitled to occupy Worthnm
Castle and the house in St. James
square, J.ondon, both of which were
put In order with her money. The Earl
was killed by a railway train, and,
leaving no heir, the estate all went to
his brother, the Rov. Francis E. C.
Byng. The countess visited her mother,
Mrs. Samuei Smith, at the Laurel
House, Lakewood, N. J., last summer.
The Countess has one daughter by her
first husband.
Horses and the Crip.
More than fifty thousand horses In
New York city are disabled by a dis
ease which the veterinary surgeons say
Is the grip. Tho symptoms arc the
same as those shown by human beings
with that disease, including the sud
denness of the attack and the subse
quent weakness and collapse. The per
centage of deaths among the horses al
so appears to be about the same as that
among people when the grip first ap
peared In Its virulent form. The great
est loss to the owners of horses Is
caused' by the Inability of the animals
to work during the week or two In
which the disease runs Its course.
i Current Topics
Problem of Labor on the Farm.
Economists and students of Indus
trial conditions who "view with
alarm" the constant Invention and
multiplication of labor-saving machin
ery in this country will find food for
thought in the present efforts that are
being made to coax the idlers and
hoboes from the cities to the western
wheat fields.
It is the same old Macedonian try
for help from the farmers of Kansas
and Dakotas. The harvest is ripe and
the reapers are few. Vast fields of
golden grain are already overrlpened
and the farmers are threatened with
heavy losses through inability to se
cure the necessary help to harvest the
crop. Employment agencies and rail
road companies are making the
most tempting offers to the unem
ployed. In some instances wages as
high as $3 per day and free transporta
tion are offered. Bi!t the Idlers prefer
the overcrowded city ?.'!h a meager
and uncertain livelihood to good wage
and plenty to eat on the harvest fields
of the Dakotas.
Samuel Gompers Hurl.
Samuel Gompers, president of the
American Federation of Labor, Is lying
ill at his home in Washington, D. C,
differing from concussion of the brain
und a possible fracture of the skull.
While bis condition is critical, his
physician says he probably will recov
er. He was injured as he alighted
from a car on which he had been
taking his two children for an outing.
Gifts to Ifale and Harvard.
Commencement week is the time
when the colleges "take stock" like
business firms and reckon up the finan
cial receipts of the year. The presi
dents of Yale and Harvard have made
announcement showing that the year
has been one of remarkable prosper
ity for both Institutions. In the last
twelve months each has received gifts
aggregating about $2,000,000. No fur
ther proof is needed to Ehow that the
remarkable new era of educational
donations and of university expansion
continues unabated. The most strik
ing announcement is that of J. Pler
pont Morgan's offer to erect a group
of buildings for the Harvard Medical
School at a cost of about $1,000,000.
The buildings are to be a memorial to
Mr. Morgan's father. The new archi
tectural building and an endowment of
$300,000 for that department have
been given by Mr. and Mrs. Nelson
Robinson of New York. In addition
to these important gifts President
Eliot was able to announce that more
than $750,000 In cash bad been given to
Harvard University in the last year.
Horse ttith Strait) Hat.
How are you, Mr. Horse? I seo
You wear a new straw hat.
And it is quite becoming to
You, too, I'll tell you that;
I watch you plodding down the street,
And as I stand and gaze
I think of those old ladles who
Wore shakers and looked much like
Back In the glad, old days.
Ah, good old horse, I'm glad to sea
That some one cares for you.
That some one cares for you.
As I and others do,
Kind linnds still smooth your mane,
that they
For whom yon strain and sweat
Know that you have the sense to feci
The pain of woe, the Joy of weal
And, knowing, don't forget.
Chicago Record-Herald.
HighUays Versus "Railtirays.
An average speed of forty-five miles
per hour, exclusive of stops, was made
by the winner of the first run of 282'.,
miles In three days' automobile race
from Paris to Berlin, which Is to be
finished today. Does this mean that the
railway Is to yield to the highway?
In an exceedingly suggestive article
In the June North American Review
Mr H a Wells foretells the recon
struction of modern cities In this conn
try through the automobile moving
over new systems of broad, smooth
roads, carrying freight as well as pas
sengers, eclipsing railroads In enter
prise, comfort, adaptability, and speed,
and lengthening the limit of the one
hour's ride, and so the radius of the
urban district," to 100 milea.
Colossal Undertaking Proposed for Ecotts
Bluffs acd Cheyenne.
Projected Canal Wonld Add Sixty
Thousand Arras to tlia Irrigated Strip
North of the Flail MUcsllaaeous
Nebraska Matters.
LINCOLN. July 6. A plan for ir
rigating on a colossal scale a long
atrip of land north of the Platte river
In Scotts Bluffs and Cheyenne coun
ties has been brought to the attention
of State Engineer Dobson and a com
mittee of citizens residing in Scotts
Bluff county is searching anxiously
for capital with which to back tho
scheme. The territory through which
it is proposed to run the principal
canal has been organized into an irri
gation district and $400,000 of bonds
have been voted for the purpose of
raising funds to complete the work
already begun.
"It is undoubtedly the biggest Irri
gating scheme ever attempted in the
state," said Mr. Dobson. "The people
who are pushing it started their work
quite a while ago and they have con
structed already a canal of upwards
of twenty miles In length, extending
from a point on the Platte river, very
near the Colorado line, eastward and
about parallel with the river. They
say they have invested approximately
$100,000 in this canal and it is esti
mated that $400,000 will be required
to complete it."
The district included in the plan
would be the owner of the canal. The
residents of the territory have voted
the bonds, and if these can bo disposed
of for cash the work will be pushed.
Completed, the canal would be about
fifty or sixty miles in length. It
would follow closely the banks of the
river for -a mile or so and then east
fcr the remainder of the distance.
Deputy Warden Uoea Not Anticipate
Trouble In Enforcing Same.
LINCOLN, July 6. George B. Simp
kins, deputy game warden, said that
he did not anticipate any serious diffi
culty In enforcing the game law which
was passed by the last legislature.
The law went Into effect July 2 and
the deputy and undar deputies are al
ready on' the lookout for violations,
but do not expect to find many.
"The railroad, express and trans
portation companies have assured me
that they will abide by the provisions
of the act, and this Is a long step In
Ue right direction," said Mr. Simp
kinB. "Everywhere people seem to
think that the law is a good one, and
I don't think there will be many efforts
made to break it."
The office of the game warden was
opened at the state house. Mr. Simp
kins will have full charge of the de
partment and will probably devote
considerable of his time to directing
the movements of the under deputies
from the office at the state house, but.
he will be In the field a good share
of the time.
Killed While Drlnklnt Beer.
ELK CREEK, Neb., July C Otto
Mucler, a farmer 23 years of age, near
this place, was trying to open a bot
tle of beer and, being unable to pull
the cork out, he pushed It in. It caus
ed the bottle to explode, driving a
three-cornered piece of glass into on;
of his limbs and cutting an artery. He
bled to death In thirty minutes and be
fore Dr. Roh, who was summoned from
this place, could get there.
Disease Among Stork.
DEWITT, Neb., July C. A peculiar
disease which the veterinary surgeons
find difficult to understand and which
is proving fatal In a number of cases.
Is attacking horses and cattle In this
vicinity. The animals attacked ap
pear In almost their usual health up
to within twenty or thirty mnutes of
their death, when symptoms appear
and soon after the animals fall to the
ground where they die In a short time
after hard struggles.
Condition of the Treasury.
WASHINGTON. July 5 Following
is a statement ot the treasury balance
In the general fund, exclusive of the
$150,000,000 gold reserve In the divis
ion of redemption: Available cash
balance, $172,005,544; gold, $93,314,.
Choice Cattle for Fxhlhltlnn.
LINCOLN, Neb., July C Nebraska
will be represented In the National
Stock show In Kansas City In October
by a selected lot of the finest Duroc
Jersey hogs that ran be found In the
state. This was decided at a special
state meeting of swine breeders. Tho
object Is to have the exhibit consist
of the best Duroc hogs that can be
found among the cattle exhibited at
the state fair. Twenty-five stock own
ers attended the meeting.
Conference Supposed t Have Bearing
Upon Cuban Republic
NEW YORK, July 2. General Max
imo Gomez has been spending much of
his time in conference with Totnas Es
trada Paiuia at the Waldorf-Astoria.
Neither would divulge the exact nature
of their talk. It is thought General
Gomez is here to sound the head of the
Cuban junta on the question of his can
didacy for the presidency of Cuba. Gen
eral Gomez, who is himself a presiden
tial possibility, declared recently in fa
vor of Senor Palma. When this subject
was mentioned to Estrada Palma last
night he said:
"I would rather not discuss the mat
ter. It is too early anyway and the Cu
bans have not yet made up their minds
whom they desire for president."
General Gomez will leave the city
this morning with Senor Palma for the
latter's home at Central Valley, N. Y.
He expects to go to Washington tomor
row and call upon President McKinley,
Before going to the capital it is possi
ble he will issue a statement covering
the object of his trip north and setting
forth bis views on Cuban affairs.
Capital from the L' ill ted State Is Bajluf
Vp the Dominion.
LONDON, July 2. J. Henry Bour
assl, member of the Dominion parlia
ment and some years director of La
Review Canadienne, has arrived in
London for a holiday. Interviewed by
a reporter for the Daily News he re
fered among others matters to the way
American capital is invading Canada.
"American capital," be said, "is
spreading around the lakes, up the riv
ers and along the railroad systems. It
is breaking down the barrier between
Canada and the United States. The
Americans are not conquering us, but
they are buying us. When this is ac
complished it will only need a slight
political difference with the home gov
ernment and the annexation move
ment, now dead, will revive.
i "Then you will have to look not to
the half Americanized business men of
Canada, but to us French Canadians,
who have saved Canada for you more
than once and may have to save it
again, unless you hopelessly alienate
Spanloh Claims Considered.
The Spanish treaty claims commission
held a session today and heard argu
ment on the question of taking testl
many in Cuba or other foreign terri
tories. Several attorneys presented
arguments on the subject, but no de
cision was reached.
The motion filed by the attorney for
the- government to dismiss the case
growing out of the sinking of the
Maine for want of jurisdiction was
called up, hut in the absence of Mr.
Fuller, who prepared the motion on
behalf of the government, the case
went over, subject to call.
ttnylna: Missouri Lead Fields.
NEW YORK, July 3. The Herald
says: With the passage of a check
for almost $1,000,000 from the Morton
Trust company of this city to the
Union Trust company of St. Louis,
the first definite step on the part of
the Union Lead and Oil company to
ward the acquirement of title of all
purchaseable Missouri lead fields has
been taken. More changes of titles
for large amounts are expected soon.
Damage at Fort Crook.
FORT CROOK, Neb., July 3. A
windstorm verging close upon a cy
clone passed over this section yester
day about 4 o'clock doing consider
able damage. The depot building was
unroofed, a section of which was car
ried fully 300 feet distant. It was
scattered In fragments for an entire
block. Lightning struck a telegraph
pole near which a soldier was pass
ing, riddling the pole Into splinters.
The soldier was not hurt.
Wrecked at Rock f prl--.
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, July 3.
A special to the News from Chey
enne, Wyo., says: Eastbound Atlantic
express No. 6 on the Union Pacific ran
Into the rear end of a freight train
at Rock Springs last night Between
fifteen nnd twenty persons, all but
two of the passengers on the east
bound train, were slightly Injured.
Traffic was delayed for nearly fourteen
Km Rrvenne District.
WASHINGTON, D. C July 8. Tho
now revenue collection district em
bracing North and South Dakota was
established with Herman Ellermand
as collector. The office is located at
Aberdeen, S. D.
Fight on Plan of Settlement.
GUTHRIE, 0. T., July S.-Tho goy
err.ment'8 proposed lottery plan of
settlement of the Kiowa and Com
manche country Is to bo contested
by settlers who expect to take claims
when the country In opened. The
plan of contest is the legality of the
drawing scheme. Among those who
wilt be leading plaintiffs is Lewis N.
Ilornbeck ot Mlnco, I. T., who has
been a government surveyor. He has
retained coiidkI to make his case.
mm aim heat
In tho Great Cities of the East Are Many
. Deaths aod Prostrations.
Hundreds Drop and Die an Heroins;
Pavements Fubllc Vehicle Inadcejoata
to Care Promptly for the Unfortunate)
New York 223
Philadelphia 52
Baltimore 2.1
Pittsburg and vicinity 51
NEW YORK, July 4. The heat
which has worked such havoc on this
city recently was somewhat mitigated
late yesterday by a succession of thun
derstorms, which sent the mercury
tumbling dowp ten degrees between
the hours of 4:30 and 8 p. m. Never
did a downpour of rain receive such an
enthusiastic reception as did this one.
The thunder and lightning were heavy
and many houses were struck, causing
fires, but so far as known no person
was killed or injured. During the
last downpour hail fell in quantities.
It was after tho hottest July 2 in
the history of the local weather bu
reau and a day that almost reached
the city record of September 7, 1881,
that this cant relief came.
The rooming opened with the tem
perature at 83 at 6 a. m., and in an
hour it had gone to S7, and in another
hour had climbed a point higher, jump
ing all the way to 93 by 9 o'clock.
The wind was scarcely perceptible and
the humidity, which was i9 per cent,
aggravated the conditions. Then the
mercury kept on climbing, registering
95 at 11 o'clock and going up to 98
between 12 and 1 and stayed there un
til after 3 o'clock. The humidity had
fallen to 41 per cent. The suffering
caused by the heat was unprecedent
ed. All the ambulances in the city as
well as the patrol wagons and many
other vehicles were kept busy answer
ing calls. At the rate of about one
minute the calls came in over the po
lice wires all day, breaking all records
for the amount of ambulance servico
and providing patients enough to
crowd all the hospitals.
The official temperature up In the
lofty weather bureau remained at 9S.
the temperatures on the street level
ranged from 100 to 10G.
Tho terrible fatality of the heat was
shown by the large percentage cf
deaths among those prostrated. Out
of 328 onsno ot prriKti-atton. lepm-ted. un
to 11:30 o'clock la3t night, t48 ,
Among the most prominent victims
were the Rev. Dr. Newland Maynard,
the Episcopal clergyman and lecturer,
and Jacob Rogers, the former locomo
tive builder.
Between the honrs of 2 a. m. Tucs-
dey, and 12:4a a. ro. yesterday, Wed
nesday, there were In the boroughs of
Manhattan and the Bronx, 158 deaths
and 178 prostrations.
The same weather conditions which
prevailed in this city were experience;!
In Brooklyn. It was estimated by th!
police at midnight that during Tues
day there had been sixty deaths and
150 prostrations by the heat in Brook
FreaWlent Will Soon Issne Statement
Opening Indian Reservation.
WASHINGTON, July 4. Secretary
Hitchcock informed the cabinet today
that the proclamation for the opening
of the Kiowa, Comanche and Apachs
Indian reservations In Oklahoma was
completed. The secretary will go over
It with the president tomorrow and it
will be issued either tomorrow evening
or July 4. It will fix the day of open
ing nnd will proscribe the methods and
rules to be observed by prospective
Secretaries Hay and Long were Uk
absentees at today's meeting. Little
business was transacted. The most im
portant action decided upon was a
change in the civil service rules re
garding clerks and carriers in the pos
tal service. The age limits within
which applicants could apply for posi
tions as carriers heretofore have been
21 years as the minimum and 40 as tha
maximum. 1'he minimum for clerks
has been 18 years, with no maximum.
The civil service commission' proposed
a uniform minimum of 18 and a maxi
mum of 40 years. It was the opinion
of tho postmaster general and the rest
of the cabinet, however, that thU
maximum was too low and it was de
cided to fix 45 years as the maximum
for both classes of employes.
Fncts Abnnt June Weather.
OMAHA, July 4. Only twlco in
thirty-one years has the mean temper
ature of June been so high as In 1901.
In 1871 average for the month was 70
and In 1881 the average was 75. This
year the average was 75, three de
grees abovo normal for the month.
The highest temperature ever record
ed at Omaha In Juno was on the 2Sth,
when the mercurr reached J00, Th.
mean maximum Uiaperature for th
month was U.4.