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A the V7ortd
Che Older! Graduate.
Re. Joseph Warren, the earliest liv
ing graduate of Ilarvird college, has
Just celebrated his ninety-third an
niversary of his birth In his comfort
able home In Worcester, Mass. Mr.
Cross was graduated from Harvard
with the class of 182$. He was born
at Brldgewater, Mass., in 1808, and
was prepared for college by Rev. Pitt
Clark at Newton. Soon after his
graduation he was married to his first
wife, Mary J. Danforth, who died In
1830. At that time Mr. Cross was
principal of Chatham Academy. The
young Harvard man studied for the
ministry in the divinity school of his
own university, and also at the An
dover Seminary, and was called to the
pastorate of the First Congregational
church of West Boylston, Mass., In
1840. Thereafter he lived for nearly
fifty years in one house. He was a
member of the state constitutional con
vention In 1853 and of the legislature
In 1873. Although approaching his
centennial, Mr. Cross is active, clear
headed and Intensely Interested In the
REV. J. W. CROSS.
affairs of the world at large and of the
old university of which he Is a gradu
Problem in Education,
The effect of the parochial school
upon the public school system is a
theme that invites the earnest atten
tion of all thoughtful educators. The
discussion of the question at the na
tional teachers' convention at Detroit
did not elicit any Important informa
tion outside of the Interesting fact that
expenditures for the religious schools
show heavy increase and that these
schools are drawing from the public
With these facts if they are facts
as a basis to work upon It would seem
that the National Educational Associa
tion should be able to conduct an In
quiry that would disclose some of the
reasons why the parochial schools are
drawing pupils from the public schools.
It should be able to ascertain the rea
Bona of parents for sending their chil
dren to the so-called religious schools.
It should supplement this data with in
'formation concerning the curricula of
the latter schools and the pedagogic
methods and principles employed.
- A. Jfaiad Queen.
Eight yonng beauties, all society
leaders, attired in Berge combinations.
jbut minus shoes and hosiery, contested
War on Halt,
The war of exterminattion on rats,
which was recently proponed in the
I'nlted States, is being onrrieu oi With
relentless energy In Cape Town, South
Africa. The rats are charged with re
sponsibility for the
Introduction of the
into South Africa,
and some weekB
ago a central "rat
office" was estab
lished on the docks
at Cape Town.
where a govern
ment official was
stationed, with In
structions to pay
six cents for every
rat delivered there, dead or alive. For
while it seemed that a third of the
people of Cape Town were busy turn
ing captured rodents into ready cash.
Then the supply of rats fell off to a
considerable extent, and in order to
stimulate the hunters the bounty was
doubled, so that to-day a rat of any
kind is worth 12 cents when delivered
at the rat office.
Tor the swimming championship, says
a London cablegram. Lady Constance
Mackenzie, nlete of the Duke f Suth
erland and heiress to the Cromartlo
estates, won the challenge shield gold
medal for the third time In succession.
Medals previously won by her were
worn on her blouse. Her beautiful
raven hair fell over her shoulders.
Che Volar Expedition.
The Peary relief expedition, under
the command of N. L. Ilrldgeman of
New York, has at last (tailed. . Mr.
Bridgeman expects to And that Peary
has discovered the pole, and falling
that, bas made some Important explor
ations. Mr. E. B. Baldwin of Illinois
has also left Tromsoe, Norway, with a
flrst-class outfit, a stanch vessel, and
plenty of dogs, and expects to reach
the pole. Another north pole expedi
tion U that of Captain Bernier of Can
ada, who Intend! to enter the arctic
regioni through Bering strait and drift
to the pole. In the meantime four ex
pedition!, German, British, and Scan
dinavian, are about to sail for the
south polar regions. The froxen North
and South have lost none of their fas
cination! for adventurous spirits bent
upon solving the polar mystery. Thus
far. however, the outcome of explora
tion has been principally the sending
at relief expeditions an experience
likely to be repeated In the cases of
Baldwin and Bernier.
Coo Many Colonial Dame
There are now three Societies ' of
Colonial Dames, each one of which
claims the sole right to use that title.
The claim has caused so much friction
among the dames, and at times had
so seriously threatened to arouse the
old revolutionary spirit, that one of
the organizations went Into cofirt and
demanded that It should decide which
one of the three was the one and only
original Colonial Dames of America
The court the Appellate division of
the supreme court of New York for
once was nonplused, and after long
and serious consideration sustained
the ruling "Of the lower court that all
three had the right to use the title In
discriminately. As this decision vlr
tually says there Is (no one and only
original set of Colonial Dames, and
moreover, denies the right of mutual
exclusiveness, it may well be Im
agined that the Colonial Dames of all
three societies are In a state of mind
which can be better Imagined than de
A recent writer proved that nearly
all the members of one society of Co
lonial Dames who could trace ancestry
back to the "colonial times" were
descended from "staunch old torles"
who never became reconciled to the
severance from slavish bondage to
Britain. In this respect the colonial
dames should not be confounded with
the Dames of the American Revolu
tion, who are the actual descendants of
Christian Endeavor Croto.
In the ten years from 1890 to 1900
the population of the United States In
creased from 02,822.250 to 76,304,799
gain of not quite 21 per cent In
the ten yean, from 1891 to 1901 the
Christian Endpavor societies, whose
annual convention has just ended, in
creased their membership from one
million to four million a gain of 300
per cent. Not quite all of this is in
America, for the Christian Endeavor
societies have been planted In all lands,
but it needs only a simple mathemati
cal calculation to show that if these
relative rates of increase keep up it
will be but a matter of twenty-five
years or so until all the inhabitants of
the United States become Endeavorers,
and in less than fifty years the socie
ties will include the entire population
of the globe. But without waiting for
that consummation we may congratu
late ourselves upon the vigor of an or
ganization whose sole purpose Is to
work for good. That four million
young people can be found to act with
a single one of the many bodies formed
to elevate the world Is a pretty fair set
off to the selfish commercialism that
is doing bo much to drag mankind
Omeroas Bains Fall Over Major Portion
of the Southwest.
LATE CROPS AND PASTURES REVIVE
Good Cannot Ha Estimated, bat Will
Prove Immense Insure at Least Half
Harvest roar Begins in Western
Kansas and Sweeps to Missouri.
Mayor in a Shirt Watit.
, Mayor Harrison of Chicago is a
shirt waist man. He Joined the cohorts
of the coatless last week and sent a
thrill of wonder through the serried
MAYOR HARRISON'S SHRITWAI8T.
ranks of officialdom when he appeared
at his office In the morning with a
plaited and beruflled garment that
showed the manly outlines of bis figure.
Control of "Balloon.
A cable dispatch from Paris de
scribed how Santos Dumont. the Bra
zilian aeronaut, steered a cigar-shaped
balloon around the Longeehamps race
course several times, and. after cir
cling around, the Eiffel, tower, went
back to his starting point. The state
ment, on Its face, indicates that one
great difficulty In the navigation of the
air has been surmounted.
Long voyages In balloons were made
fnrtv or flftv vearsago. Proftssor Wise
and three others started in a balloon
from St. Louis In 18..9 and traveled
nearly 1.200 miles, landing in New
York. Long voyages were also made
by other American aeronauts and by
balloonist In Great Britain and
France, but In every case the aeronaut
was helpless. The balloon carried him,
not whera he wanted to go, but where
the winds willed. The problem of sus
taining a man in air and of flying
through the air was solved, but bal
looning of that time was simply a mat
ter of adventure.
All the efforts of aeronauts wpre
then directed to controlling the large
balloons In use, No one succeeded.
Then came experiments looking to the
construction of a balloon that would
sustain Itself In midair and to the use
In connection therewith of a motive
power and controlling apparatus that
would make the aeronaut the master
of his machine. Many of the new bal
loon! were controllable In quiet air,
but were utter failures when It came
to tests of a practical nature.
Ha 128 Uttcendant.
The Dowager of Abercorn who cele
brated her ninetieth birthday quite
recently, has more living descendants
than even Queen Victoria had. Her
children, grandchildren, great-grand
children, and great-great-granacnn-dren
number 128, among them being
four dukes and heirs to dukedoms. The
Dowager Duchess is a daughter of the
sixth duke of Bedford, and was mar
ried to the Duke of Abercorn in 1829.
On her eighty-second birthday, in 1894,
there was a family reunion, at which
101 of her descendants passed before
the venerable Dowager, led by her
eldest daughter, the Dowager Duchess
of Lichfield, with her thirteen children
and thirteen grandchildren, who were
followed by the thirteen children and
fifteen grandchildren of the Countess
of Durham. The children of the Dow
ager Duchess who are still living are
the present Duke of Abercorn, Coun
tess Winterton. Lord Claud Hamilton,
Lord George Hamilton, the Marchion
ess of Blandford, the Marchioness of
Lansdowue, and Lord Ernest Hamilton.
-A VlucKy Woman.
The Countess of Essex, who was
Miss Adele Grant of New York before
her marriage to the head of the ancient
English family, is giving London an
exhibition of American pluck. When it
became known that she and her hus
band both had exhausted their for
tunes, much sympathy was extended,
but instead of throwing up her hands
the countess devised a way of earning
both hers and her husband's living. Her
plan is to rent apartments she has had
furnished in her own taste, and the
high rents she receives give her a good
Income. It is said the title of Countess
of Essex always has been born by a
beautiful woman, and the present
American owner of the title particu
larly Is greatly admired for her beauty
and charming manner. She was the
KANSAS CITY, July 18. Generous
rains fell this afternoon over the big
ger part of the corn belt of the south
west They came just in the nick of
time. The good that will result to
late .corn and to pastures cannot be
estimated, but it will undoubtedly
prove Immense. Scattering showers
tell over the southwest last night and
this morning, but in most places up
to noon continued accounts of Intense
beat were reported. The rains began
In western Kansas about 1 o'clock this
afternoon and traveling east had
reached the Misoursi line by 4 o'clock.
Reports from many counties assert
that today's rains, following what lit
tle had fallen within the past forty
eight hours, will insure at least half
a crop of corn and make pasturage
sure. The storm began in Kansas City
shortly before 5 o'clock this evening.
The fall continued for over half an
Hour and caused a decided drop in the
temperature, the weather bureau re
cording 83 at 5 o'clock, against 100
at 3 o'clock.
TOPEKA, Kan., July 18. The rains
that have fallen in Kansas last night
and today have practically assured a
torn yield of at least 50,000,000 bush
els, and the yield may be even better.
The state is under the influence of a
lew barometric condition and more
rain Is expected tonight. Correspond
ents from numerous Kansas towns In
reporting rain say the sky is overcast
with clouds tonight and more rain
within a few hours is certain. The
drouth in Kansas has been broken and
with It has gone the excessive hot
spell. It is the opinion among those
who' have been watching the weather
conditions that the season will be
more favorable to crops from now on.
Good rains are reported tonight over
portions of eastern and central Kan
sas, and in each case is mentioned the
fact that the rain is not through.
Emporia, Hiawatha, Clay Center, Ells
worth, Salina, Atchison, Sylvan Grove,
Great Bend, Concordia, Quenemo, Ot
tawa, Fredonia and Osage City are
among the places favored with rains,
which ranged from one-half to two
Secretary Coburn of the Kansas
Board of Agriculture is enthusiastic
over the result of the rain. He is sure
that the corn yield will reach at least
naif a crop if the present very favor
able weather conditions continue.
The manner in which corn has held
Its own during the drouth was some
thing remarkable and is a source of
wonder to the farmers. In some places
it has had no moisture for over two
months. It bas made almost no
growth, but the leaves have been kept
green and the tassel kept off. Weeds
could not flourish in the dry spell any
more than the corn and they were
easily eradicated. The fields are there
fore clean and have a new lease ot
life since the rain.
belle of New York and Newport bcfoie
her marriage to the Earl of Essex, and
once was engaged to mary Earl Calms.
She has a daughter of 5, who promises
to be ns beautiful as her mother, and
a stepson of 14.
After a 2,000-mile bicycle trip
through Southern Europe, John W.
Bookwalter, the eminent American
economist and author, Is convinced that
there Is trouble for the world In the
higher prices for grain. He Is also
convinced after closely studying the
peasantry of Europe that a crisis Is
imminent between the urban and rural
options of the I'nlted State AttJ
traversing Italy from end to endnd
after crossing the Apennines, Mr. Book
wancr predicts a great struggle between
the agricultural dl.tr c U and the cities,
particularly in the United States
THE UVE STOCK MARKET.
Latest Quotations From Sooth Osoeba
and Kansas' City. ' "" "
Cattle-There was an extremely light
run of cattle and as packers all seemtl
to have liberal orders there were not
enonugh to go the rounds and prices ad
vanced sharply- The few cars of beif
steers on sale wire picked up at an early
hour at criccs that looked fnllv a dime
higher, and in some cases more. As com
pared with the dofe of laHt week prices
are now fully as (food as they were then,
and Hales were made that looked higher
than the same kind of cattle sold for on
)ist Friday. There were very few cows
and heifers on sale and practically noth
ing that could be called choice. The way
buyers acted good stuff was evidently in
good demand and would probably have
sold a little higher. Even the common
stuff that was offered sold a little higher
in some cases. Bulls, calves and stags
were all in very light supply and the few
on sale sold as they did yesterday. Stock
era and feeders were also scarce today
and prices improved. In extreme cases
they Bold as much as 20c higher, though
lOi&l&c would cover the advance in most
cases. Cattle that were carried over from
yesterday In some cases sold as much as
20c higher than the best bids received
Hogs There was another liberal supply
of hogs, though not quite as many ar
rived as yesterday or the day before.
Packers started in fairly early and the
opening market was about c higher
than yenterday's general market. The
bulk of the first hogs Bold largely at
15.57 and 15.60, but it was noticeable that
in most cases buyers were picking out the
better loads. It took a choice load of hogs
to bring over $5.62J4, and very few sold
above that figure. The light stuff sold
mostly from $5.07 down. The market was
fairly active until about half the hogs
hud changed hands, and then for a time
not much was done.
Sheep There was a very light run of
sheep, and no Iambs fit all arrived. The
sheep sold at just about steady prices
with yesterday, or 10fl5e lower than last
wefk. Western wethers sold from $.125 to
$3.40. The lamb market is still in very bad
shape at all points. The demand is ex
tremely light and prices have broken 50
75c at this point as compared with thi
high time last week.
THE NEBRASKA TAXES
Total Valuation for Astenmrat is Nearly
' ' Tbree' MiUicnl&fi
flGURES fOR 1900 AND 1901
TRIUMPH Of SOCIALISM.
That Is What John Hurim Expects! In
NEW YORK, July 18. The steel
strike In America is attracting. much
attention In England generally, and
while long articles are being printed
In the newspapers on the subject, no
comment is made In the editorial col
umns, according to the London corre
spondent of the Tribune. John Burns
bas been less reticent, for he fore
casts an American Armngedon with
the revival of the old anti-slavery feel
ing and the transformation of trusts
Into state organizations by the politi
cal power of the hordes of workmen.
Financiers watch the quotations
from Wall street, and are unmoved
by socialistic trades. Combinations
are felt to be on trial in America, and
If they survive the great conflict with
organized labor concentration of capi
tal will be promoted in England.
Last Furnace Cln1.
PITTSBURG, July 18. The last fur
nace In Unsay &. McCutchcon's mill
was closed down at noon. Aa soon
as all the men hud let the mill, sev
en deputy sheriffs were stationed
about the plant. The open hearth and
billet mills of the Clark plant wore
Starting; a Mew Inaasti? iu Bolt Ceenty
Platte County a Pioneer la Bosd
sprinkling- Other Nebraska Mat tars
Hera and There.
ecrelarjr Cridler Recovering.
WASHINGTON, July 18. Third As
slstant Secretary of State Cridler, who
has been 111 or several weeks, was
sufficiently recovered today to be re
moved to Seabrlgbt, N. J. He was ac
companied by Mrs. Cridler.
Ttirrnlirr Injury l Fatal.
WEEPING WATER, Neb., July 18.
Daniel Drum, who was injured by
a threshing machine yesterday, died
Just before the doctors arrived to am
putate Di limb,
Cattle Beef steers, cows and Texans, 19
S20c higher; stockers and feerlers, strong;
choice exports and dressed beef steer,
I5.rifrfi5.95; fair to good, ?4.75i5.40; stockers
and feeders. 2.50ffi4.2!; western fed steers,
$3.15ft5.35; Texans and Indians, $3.854.40;
Texas grass steers, j:i.2.jf3.90; Texas cows
$2.60i3.25; native cows, 12.75154.25; heifers,
I2.50fi4.76; canners. S1.75&2.70; bulls. $2.50
4.00; calves, $2.50?i5.25.
Hogs Market 5fil0c higher; top, $5.97;
hulk of sales. S5.5fi5.80; heavy, $5.8T,d5.97;
mixed puckers, $5.555.80; light. 5.35f5.70;
Sheep and Lambs Sheep, steady; lambs
were 0c lower; lambs, $4.50f5.00; wethers.
S3.2.Vfi3.7,"i: yearlings. $3.,VKft 4.2.7; ewes, $3.008
3.25; stock sheep. $1.50ft3.75.
Rt PLIES TO HIS CRITICS.
Declares He Bus No Animas Against
NEW YORK, July 20. Edgar S.
Maclay replied to the criticism which
has been made on his historical works
dealing with Admiral Schley and the
navy during the Spanish war. He said
"I did not appreciate at the time I
wrote the book that the terms were
Immoderate and intemperate. It is
only recently that it has met with ad
verse criticism. It is now my intention
to revise that portion of the work
that deals with the battle of San
tiago. But I shall not alter the facts,
for they are correct, and I must first
be assured that they are in error. Tha
proofs were submitted to the officers
who took part in the battle of San
tiago, as well as to Secretary Long:
and received their approval. I should
explain that only those portions of
the book were submitted to eai.'i of
hcer that related to him personal'y
or to the part he took in the battle.
"I have no animus against Admiral
TO RESTORE EMPIRE.
Plot Is galcl to He K I pen I rig to Overthrow
the Freni'li Kepnhlta.
LONDON, July 20. The Pall Ma1!
Gazette publishes a communication
from its Paris correspondent giving
circumstantial details of an alleged
conspiracy to overthrow the French
republic and Install Prince Louis Na
poleon as emperor. The correspond
ent is issured that September 14, upon
which date the czar intends to pro
mote Prince Txjuis to a full general
ship In the Russian army, has been
selected as the occasion for a demon
stration to support the claims of this
prince, who is such a close friend of
their Russian ally, by all the elements
opposed to the present regime. The
names of M. de Roulede, the marquis
de Lur Snluccs and M. Marc.el-Habert
are mentioned as the leading spirits
of the movement, and several high
functionaries of the present govern
ment are aleged to be assisting the
movement with funds.
LINCOLN, Neb., July 17 The to
tal valuation upon which state taxea
will be assessed this year against tax
able property in Nebraska will be ap
proximately 1174,432,000, or 2,685,0OO
greater than the assessed valution last
year. These fi cures have been com
puted from the official reports received
from eighty-nine of the ninety coun
ties. Wheeler, whose report has not
been received, bad a total assessed
valuation of $298,237.40 last year and
it is believed there will be no material
change In the figures this year.
Following is a comparison of the as
sessed valuation of property for the
two years: .
(Irenr Hank's Capital.
NEW YORK, July 20. At a meeting
of the stockholders of the First Na
tional bank It was voted to Increase
the capital of the bank to $10,000,000.
Keya Paha ...
Red Willow ...
Scotts Bluff ...
298 9S7 M
2,554, 081. 0
lrtln? wclUh Cnhllirt.
COPENHAGEN, July 20. King
Christian has entrusted Dr. DeuntBer
with the task of organizing a liberal
ministry to succeed the De Schested
cabinet, which resigned Wednesday
The following selections have already
been made: President of the council,
Dr. DeuntBer; minister of Justice, Al
bert!; minister of Interior, Count Hol
steln; minister of foreign affairs, Al
fred Hage; minister of finance, Christ
tnsen; of agriculture, Hansen.
. $171,747,593.41 11174,432,870.30
Topx the Omaha Market.
GRAND ISLAND, Neb., July 17.
The topping of the Omaha market by
Paul Frauen, a local stock breeder,,
feeder and shipper, recalls that the
Chicago market for the year has been
topped twice in the past twenty-five
years by Nebraska, a Tekamah man.
receiving the honor accompanied by
the cash once, and Mr. Frauen re
ceiving it in 1892. Mr. Frauen has
just put in the nucleus for a herd of
thoroughbred Shorthorns and Here-fords.
I'ortor's Cann Suhmittsd.
LINCOLN, Neb., July 17. The suit
of the state against William Porter,
ex-secretary of state, and his bonds
men, was argued before District Judge
Frost and submitted. The state asks
for $1,500, claimed to be due as a re
sult of funds collected and retained by
Porter without constitutional author
ity, it is alleged. C. J. Smyth of Om
aha appeared for the defendants and
Deputy Attorney General Norrls
Brown and his assistant, W. B. Rose,
for the state.
Fatal Hun Mrokr.
SCRIBNER, Neb., July 17. Augtu
Steuhaner, a young German employ
ed on the farm of John Haum, south
of Scribner, was overcome by h;at
and died from the effects thereof.
Two Nrbraskans Released.
SIOUX FALLS, S. D July 17. Two
prisoners have Just been released from
the Sioux Falls penitentiary, tbelr
terms of Imprisonment having expir
ed. They are Frank Kelley and Fred
K. Moore, each cf whoa served three
years, less goer: time, for robbing a
postofflce In Nebraska Upon being
released they departed for Oregon,
wbere they have relatives Wring and
where they claim (hey bar yoalUou
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