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Lady Mil bank enjoys the superior
ity of Jt greater number of iw bes than
any oUmn- f the high-born beauties
of London aaciety. Lady Milbank
proudly boast that she l a fraction
over the perfect bight of . man, but
none the leaa to ahe graceful for all
She is Monde and blue-eyed, with a
typical Engllah akin of milk and
rosea, ad4 tie artists who have paint
ed her portrait say be ha the pret
tiest IlUle nn in all Knglanrf, Aa a
rule Lady Milbank dresses In soft,
dinging fabrics, draped with a special
view t Accentuating her stately
Jnches. and a hlg black hat, loaded
with plumes, ia the Invariable accom
paniment of all her charming gowns.
ta fcplte ef her good looka and great
-social talents, thla vigorous young wo
man wastes lUtle of her time in aoclal
frivolities. She la an expert yachts
woman, holding a pilot's certificate,
and also n great huntress, whether the
game la deer in Scotland, foxes in Eng
land or plga in India.
AH the way Tnom England she came
one seanon to flub for tarpon In Flor-
Ida watera, and ahe la said to have
purchased a share In a western cattle
ranch. In order to have a chance to
try the strenuous life of the great
plains and experiment at shooting in
Mjng Zdtvard tot a Joker.
Some male and female American
toadies presented to Queen Alexandra,
through King Edward of England, a
medal and a servile address. The king,
acknowledging In a bored way the
trouble taken, alluded to their "loyal,
dutiful sentiments." This was no slip
of the tongue on the part of the Eng
lishman. There waa good reason for
alluding to Americans of the claaa ad
dressed as "loyal and dutiful," and by
the tame token King Edward wl!l find
- In this country a good many others
who would also deserve to be called
"loyal" by him. We possess among
our inhabitants an Individual who has
just gone abroad to receive aome
trifling decorations from the English
monarch, says Hearst's Chicago Amer
ican. This Individual spent thousands of
American dollars fitting out an ambu
lance corps for the British war against
the Boers. He never spent a penny
when the United States wag fighting
the Spanish. It was right that he
should not spend anything in an
American war. for there in nothing
American about him except some
money which he got by marrying a
woman whose ancestors bought cheap
land on Manhattan Island. The Amer
icans who presented the medal to King
Edward of England had helped to lit
out a hospital ship to take care of the
British soldiers shot by the Boers.
Those same Americans had done noth
ing, had shown no Interest, when their
own country was at war in a righteous
cause except to go about prating that
England "sympathized with us" in our
war against Spain.
That Man Maclay.
Here la a portrait of Maclay. the ac
cuser of Admiral Schley. He la a
Scotchman by birth, a newspaper man
by choice, and a historian by necessity.
When all the facta become known It
will be found that down at the bottom
of his efcar agaUst fehley we the
aabHJoa to do something that would
attract national attention to his work.
Ho has succeeded la Baking himself
rich la dollare If not In the esteem of
the American people. Ha waa edu
cated at Cornell. He worked as a re
porter oa the New York Tribune. He
got a situation In the lighthouse ser
vice, and later got a clerkship in the
j' a s
Aaj- the World
Bhe TaK of Cornwall.
It ia announced seml-officially that
the Duke of Cornwall, son of the Eng
lish King and heir to the throne of
Grtat Britain, will not come to the
United Suites. He would like to come
very much Indeed and to study at
closer range the men who are causing
bis native land so much trouble. But
he la afraid that the Americans will
not receive him respectfully.
His idea of a proper reception In
New York would Involve official rec
ognition of hlg superiority, based on
the fact that his father spent more
than fifty years of a worthless life
gambling and waiting for a place that
he ought never to have had, ays Chi
The millionaire Idiots who produce
so rapidly In this country, the foolish,
empty-headed ro-called society, which
divides it! time between toadyism and
snobbery, are sufficiently anomalous in
a republic without Inviting visits from
the regularly appointed rldlculosltles
of monarchical rule.
We advise the Duke of Cornwall,
who seems to be an amiable young
saphead fond of being photographed in
a very large top hat, to confine his
visits to Canada, where they still pre
fer being ruled and protected at a dis
tance to the responsible work of rul
They Line on FUh.
"The city of Cebu has something
like 200,000 Inhabitants, but this popu
lation 'is largely made up of people
who are huddled together In native
huts," said Capt, Going of the Forty
fourth, just bock from service In the
Philippines, the other day. "They live
year in and year out on rice and corn.
There Is no hunting, but thousands of
small 0h. less than six Inches long,
are caught and dried for local con
sumption. We bad a contract with an
old man who controls the flxhlng at
Dumanjug, to furnish us with all the
hlg fish be might catch. Once in two
or three weeks he would bring us a
fish a foot long, but such are very
rare. The natives, even of the lowest
classes are extremely fond of cock
fighting. They arm the birds with
saber gaffs, and nothing is regarded as
a fight unless both the birds are killed,
the money, of course, being awarded
to the backer of the bird that sur
vives the longer. A native who Is able
to get as much as 50 cents knows no
more delightful way to speni It than
to wager it on the outcome of a cock
fight." May Succeed "Dabut.
Professor Joseph French Johnson of
the University of Pennsylvania may
succeed Charles O. Dawes as comp
troller of the currency. Professor
Johnson Is regarded as one of the best
PROF. J. F. JOHNSON.
Informed authorities upon finance In
the country and several years ago, If
he had chosen to accept, he might
have been comptroller. He preferred,
though, retaining bis place . as a
teacher In the Wharton School of Fi
nance and Economy In the University
of Pennsylvania. The Republican
party has been under great obligations
to Professor Johnson for service's ren
dered during the campaign In 1896, and
be stands close to the present admin
istration through the many friends be
has holding high official positions.
Professor Johnson has just returned
from Europe, where he journeyed with
Assistant Secretary of the Treasury
Vanderlip, and Is now spending the
summer on his farm In Massachusetts.
Comptroller Dawes' successor will be
appointed Oct. 1.
Dean Fremantle contributes to the
Times an Interesting and Important
letter to show that "the causes of de
ns.nnlatfnn which are excltina such
dismay," are not peculiar to France,
but that "all Europe, except Russia, Is
going In the ssme direction, and Eng
land Is leading the way." He says If
the present decline In the birth-rate
continues In the neit 26 years It will
have come down from 2 to 22 per
1,000; and In lees than 60 years from
this time It will have been reduced to
17 ik Inwaat .aura which we can Im
agine the death-rate to reach. There
will then be ao increase or isw nation,
hnt. sa now In France, the prospect
of actual diminution. He declares
there Is no resson to doubt that the
limitation of families will go on be-
aaalannble limits unless the
conscience of the nation awskes to Its
tremendous dsnger. The wish -for ease
and material enjoyment are Indicated
as the general cause oi tne evil.
Will Succeed A. lien.
William H. Hunt, who will succeed
Charles H. Allen as governor of Porto
Rico Sept I, has been secretary of the
island under Governor Allen and is
thoroughly familiar with Its affairs.
He was born in New Orleans forty
four years ago and U the fourth son
of the late William Henry Hunt, who
was Secretary of the Navy In the cab
inets of Presidents Garfield and Ar
thur, and minister to Russia. The
greater part of his life, however, haa
been paased In Montana, where he has
held prominent political positions ever
since he was 27 years old. Mr. Hunt
was educated at Yale, but ill health
prevented the completion of his
course. As a recompense for this loss
of a degree and as a tribute to his
later successes, Yale University made
him an honorary master of arts in
18S6. In 1884 he was elected attorney
general of Montana, and he waa a
member of the constitutional conven
tion when the State was admitted to
the Union. Four years later he Berved
in the Legislature, and since then he
has held Important judicial positions
in the State.
XUarthipi on the LaKe-t.
By the Rush-Bagot treaty, or
"agreement" of 1817, neither Great
Britain nor the United States can
maintain on the great lakes more
than four small armed vessels, includ
ing one on Lake Ontario and one on
Lake Cbamplaln. No such vessel may
exceed 100 tons burden, nor may its
armament exceed one eighteen-pound
cannon. "And no other vessels of
war shall be there built or armed."
It is stipulated that either party
may terminate this agreement by giv
ing six months' notice, and there .is a
demand In certain quarters that our
government give this notice and re
sume the right to build war vessels
on the lakes without restrictions of
' Ousted from "Rutiia.
When a newspaper man accepts of
the hospitality of the Russian govern
ment and Is given every chance to
judge Russian life and character, and
then, as soon as he gets out of range
of Russian influence denounces the
Russians and their form of govern
ment he is not likely to retain the
good opinion of men in general and
those he has wronged In particular.
The Russian government claims that
George Kennan, who has just been ex
pelled from Russian territory, has
basely betrayed the confidences here
tofore reposed in him because he was
an American, by publishing falsehoods
about Russia's penal system false
hoods that have been repeatedly dis
proved by reputable American writers
such as John W. Bookwalter, Dr. T.
DeWltt Talmage, William E. Curtis
and others. Kennan went to Russia,
lately, knowing full well that he would
be expelled. His visit Is supposed to
have aome connection with an Intrigue
which has for Its object the creation of
Ill-feeling between Russia and the
United States. In Russia Kennan Is
regarded as an Englishman in pay of
the British foreign office; otherwise
he would not have been deported.
For years Dr. R. Johnson Held of
New York bad been preparing an ex
haustive treatise on diseases of the
eye, ear and nose. The other evening
he completed the Isst sf the 0,632 type
written pages, and with a sigh of satis
faction aat back In his chair to enjoy
a cigar. He fell off Into a nap, from
which ho awoke to And that the burn
ing epd of his perfecto had ignited the
cloth of a table on which ho had laid
the manuscript., The pages were
nearly all consumed and lay la a heap
Mrs. William J. Bryan haa erected a
handsome monument to the memory
of her father, John Balrd, who died
recently. The stone Is of granite from
Msssschusetts and has been set np la
the family lot In Wyuka cemetery,
near Lincoln, Neb,
WIMKtBS Of CASH WUS.
Daaka VBraaar Oals first Award from
OMAHA, Neb., Aug. 5. Decisions In
the prize letter contests of the Bur
lington road for the best letters about
Nebraska have been made and the
piites aitarucu. Five tuE-lr-i STs-1
forty-six letters were received in all,
and twenty prizes, ranging all the way
from a trip through tne Yellowstone
park, valued at $100, to small cash
prizes of 6 each, were awarded.
The letter which won first prize waa
from a Danish-American farmer at
Aurora, and is the more remarkable
from the fact that the writer deplored
his lack of knowledge of the language.
He came to this country penniless,
owing the money which he paid for
his steamer passage. Today he Is a
prosperous Nebraska farmer worth all
Those who won prizes are:
First Prize Paul Holm, Hampton,
Second Prize M. W. Miner, York,
Third Prize H. H. Shedd Ashland,
Fourth Prize J. H. Wengert, Juni
Fifth Prize A. K. Brower, St. Paul,
Sixth Prize George D. Carrington,
Jr., Auburn, Neb.
Seventh Prize F. D. Mills, Wester
Eighth Prize W. H. Wagner, He
bron. Ninth Prize Rowlen Shepherd,
Tenth Prize J. W. Wilson, Oconto,
Elevnth Prize Mrs. D. C. McKil
lip, Seward, Neb.
Twelfth Prize R. W. Story, Pawnee
Thirteenth Prize H. P. Best, Ne
Fourteenth Prize J. A. McRae, Cen
tral City, Neb.
Fifteenth Prize Andrew Warner,
Sixteenth to Twentieth Prizes
Five prizes of $5 each: S. S. Peters,
Beatrice, Neb.; Will M. Maupin, Om
aha, Neb.; J. E. Storm, Hyannis, Neb.;
D. A. Gard, Ord, Neb.; Miss Mamie
Austin Humphreys, Franklin, Neb.
loiana Ovar Crop run.
LINCOLN, Neb., Aug. 5. Suffering
under the hallucination that the drouth
of the past weeks was sent by the
divine band as a punishment for some
grievous wrong which she had commit
ted, Mrs. Edith McLean, wife of a far
mer a few miles north of McCook, has
been committed to the hospital for
insane. For many days she had feared
the destruction of crops on her hus
band's farm farm and when she saw
the corn begin to shrivel up she lost
LINCOLN, Neb., Aug. 5. The State
Board of Health Issued physicians'
certificates to sixteen osteopaths and
twelve allopaths. C. W. Abel of Ful
ton was refused a license because he
did not present a diploma from a mod
leal school of required standing.
. Hold Find by Superior Men.
SUPERIOR, Neb., Aug. 5. An Idaho
paper reports a rich gold find In the
Goose Creek mountains near Oakley,
made by a couple of Superior hunters,
Henry Sparks and Bert Gosney. Sam
ples of the ore assayed $85 per ton In
gold and $20 in copper.
Hand Caa(ht In ThrMhtr
TABLE ROCK, Neb., Aug. 5. Wil
liam Petrashek, a Bohemian farmer,
living three miles southeast of here,
had his right hand caught In the cyl
inder of a threshing machine and bad
ly disfigured, although It Is thought
the hand will be saved.
Thro Win tnrnu.
HUMBOLDT, Neb., Aug. 5. Of the
sixty citizens of this city who regis
tered at El Reno last week, but three,
so far as known, were successful in
the drawing. They were S. B. Bobst,
V. Marek, and Charles 0. Carter.
rMllry to Have a Bank.
BEATRICE, Neb., Aug. 5. The town
of Filley, which has been without
banking facilities for some time, is u
have a new institution, one which will
at once command the confidence of the
Sapartor Man la Wraeh.
SUPEROK, Neb., Aug. 5. August G.
Kline, the Nebrssksn reported Injur
ed In the Rock Island wreck at Krem
lin, Okl., Is a resident of this place.
His hand was crushed.
UeMa far Fotaaalaf Birds.
LINCOLN, Neb., Aug. 6.-"PersonB
using, parts green or other poisons for
the purpose of eradicating graaahop
para and chinch bugs are exposing
themselves to prosecution," saya Game
Warden Slmpklns. Notice was receiv
ed from Dawson county that the use
of poisons by the farmers there was re
sulting In the wholesale death of birds.
The game law provides a fine of $6
for every song or Insectivorous bird
killed or Injured,
TRY TO Ri A TRAIN
livs Masked Men Halt Baltimore 4 Obic
Flyer Hear Chicago.
tbey blow it two mail cars
Ml Kipraae Dapartu ant Baca nan of lis
Unusual Position- Kobbcr Th ran tan
Vm Taka the LI fa f tba Knglnaar for
the Mlataka Mada,
CHICAGO, Aug 1. The Baltimore
ft Ohio passenger train from the east,
which was due to arrive in the Grand
Central depot, Chicago, at 9 o'clock
lutst uigiit, was held up by five masked
men at 8 o'clock between Edgmore an. 1
Grand Calumet Heights, Ind., thirty
one miles out from Chicago.
One of tbe mail cars, which contain
ed no money, was wrecked with dyna
mite. The attempt at robbery was
made after the two mail cars bad been
detached from the train and run a
quarter of a mile ahead. Tbe failure
of the robbers to make a rich haul warj
due to the fact that the express car,
which contained the train's treasure,
was in an unusual place. It was the
third car In the train. After wrecking
the mail car and obtaining no booty
tbe robbers disappeared In the dark
ness without attempting to rectify
their mistake. The only loot that they
carried away with them as a result
of their adventure was the gold watch
of the engineer.
The train was the Nov York ani
Washington vestibule Usnited. Most of
the trainmen were shot at and had nar
row escapes from the bullets. No per
son was Injured, either by the dyna
mite or firearms.
Just before climbing into the cab
the three men commenced to fire with
their revolvers to frighten away all
assistance. The shots produced tho
liveliest kind of a panic in the Bleeping
cars, where the passengers made every
effort to hide their money and valu
ables before the robbers could get at
them. No attempt, however, was mad?
to rob any of the passengers.
After mounting the cab of the en
gine the robbers, covering the engineer
and fireman with their revolvers, made
them step down and go back the length
of two cars. They ordered the men to
uncouple the first two cars, which wai
done. They then hustled the two
trainmen back into the cab and, still
keeping the engineer covered with re
volvers, directed him to pull up some
distance from the rest of the train.
Engineer Collins ran up 200 feet and
was then directed to stop. He did so,
and while one of the men remained to
guard him the others jumped off, and
hurling dynamite at the door of the
car which they judged to be the ex
press car, burst open the door. Hastily
climbing in to get at the safe, they
were astonished to find that they had
broken into a mail car. They threat
ened the engineer with death for not
telling them that the cars which he
had uncoupled were not express cars,
and ordered him to return at once and
uncouple the next behind the baggage
cars. Climbing once more into his cab
Collins backed his engine down,
coupled on to the third car, which the
fireman was made to uncouple at the
rear end, and still with the muzzle of
the revolver at his head Collins was
ordered to run down the track as be
He drew away frpm the balance of
the train about the same distance as
on the first occasion, and the robbers
still leaving him under the charge of
one of their number attacked the
other car. When they reached it they
found to their great wrath that they
had opened another mail car and that
it contained no money. The train had
been delayed now fully thirty minutes,
and, fearing that if they delayed any
longer, help would be coming to the
train crew, the robbers gave up their
attempt to rob the train and ran Into
a thicket of scrub oaks at the side of
the train and disappeared.
Keatuikr Drouth End.
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Aug. 1. The
drouth in Kentucky was broken last
night and this morning, when there
were heavy rainfalls in Frankfort
Owlngsvllle, Danville, Paducah, Shel
byville, Paris, Carlisle, ancaster, Nlch
olasville, Burgln, Versailles and Hop
klnsvllle. mega of Bneaoa Ayrat Endad.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 1. The stat
department has received from the
United States legstion at Buenos Ay ret
telegraphic information to the effect
tbat the state of siege declared In that
eapltol an July 6, by reason of politi
cal disturbances, has been raleed.
Attempt Life of Qaaaa.
NEW YORK, Aug. 1. A dispatch to
the' Herald from Alx-Les-Balns says:
If aria Pla, queen dowager of Portugal
and mother of King arlos, haa had a
narrow escape from assassination. Her
majesty was taking a course of the
baths here, but was so perturbed by the
attack upon her thst she left Ail
hastily for Rome. Details of the at
tempted assassination are not obtain
able at present. The police are said to
hare no clew up to the present time.
DECEASES IT TO tl AOTRAX.
Mate Vatarlaarlaa lavaatlgatlag Cattle
PENDER, Neb., Aug. 3. Dr. W. A.
Thomas, state veterinarian, was called
to this place to Inspect a herd of cattle
belonging to Fred Glister, a prominent
Gentian fsrirrr ISriag soath ?? !
place, which' Is Infected with a malady
which has so fsr caused six Of bis
feeders to drop dead in the feed yarda
and others are affected. Dr. Thomas,
efter making a close examination, pro
nounced the disease anthrax, or splente
apoplexy, confirming the diagnosis
made by M. M. Parish, the local veter
inary surgeon here. A part of the herd
has since been inoculated against the
disease by tbe latter gentleman, who
will inoculate the remainder a soon
as additional vaccine arrives from Chi
cago. This is the only instance wber,?
this disease has shown Itself in this
locality and every means will be
adopted to prevent its spreading, if
possible. Should it be carried to the
herds grazing on tbe Indian reserva
tion located in this county it will
cause a large amount of loss, for it is
pronounced to be a very contagious and
Thosa Who Ioh Cattla Are Asked to
LINCOLN, Neb., Aug. 3. To the
People of Nebraska: The season for
Joes of cattle from sorghum poisoning
is approaching and tbe Nebraska ex
periment station authorities are anx
ious to Investigate as many cases as
possible where deaths occur, and In
some instances they will purchase and
turn animals on dangerous fields and
watch the symptoms of the disease
which causes the death of the animal.
It is hoped that by holding an imme
diate post mortem the cause of death
may be determined. Persons losing
animals pasturing on sorghum wiil
confer a favor on the experiment sta
tion by reporting deaths Immediately
by wire or telephone at our expense
and every effort will be made to give
assistance or find the cause of death.
E. A. BURNETT, Director.
Antlajr Nuca Btata Recant.
LINCOLN, Neb., Augi 3. What is
believed to be the first suit ever insti
ted against the regents of the State
university has been filed In district
court. The plaintiff is Prof. C. F. Ans
ley, at one time an instructor In Eng
lish. He resigned his position to go
with Chancellor McLean to the Iowa
State university. His resignation was,
according to its own wording, to tako
effect at the end of the school year,
1900. It was filed in June and accept
ed at once by the board of regents.
Now Mr. Ansley claims $250 salary he
asserts due him because the regents
had no right to accept the resignation
to take effect at once. The action is in
the nature of a mandamus to compel
tbe regents to allow his claim.
The Governor In Demand.
LINCOLN, Neb., Aug. ?. From all
parts of the state come invitations re
questing Governor Savage to speak at
old settlers' picnics. He has five invi
tations for August 15. He has disposed
of one by persuading Deputy Attorney
General Norris Brown to speak at Ver
don. Governor Savage desired to go
to Pawnee City, but remained to atten.1
an Important meeting- of the board of
health. Several cases dealing with al
leged Infractions of the medical laws
had to be decided.
Grauhoppars, Dying Off.
LEXINGTON, Neb., Aug. 3. The re
cent rains in Dawson county will ma
terially help the vegetation of this vi
cinity. The grasshopper fungus has
not been tried sufficiently to be of any
help to the destruction of the plague.
In Keith county a swarm of black
grasshoppers landed and In a few days
a farmer reported that the "resident
'hoppers" were dying by the bushel. No
further trouble Is feared from them.
Capt. McGlntlo Withdraws.
LINCOLN. Neb.. Aug. 3. Captain
William S. McGlntie of Company E,
First regiment, Nebraska National
Guard, has announced his Intention of
withdrawing from the service and his
resignation has been 'accepted by tho
K rarer la Coming Sara.
LONDON, Aug. 3. "I am Informed
on good authority," says the Brussels
correspondent of the Dally Mall, "that
Mr. Kruger's visit to the 'United States
has been absolutely decided upon. It
will take place probably about th
middle of September and he will be
accompanied by Messrs. Fischer, Wea
sels and Wolmarans."
Nebraafeaa Killed la OfcmboBM.
LINCOLN, Neb. Aug. l.-Charleo L.
McClaln, a resident of Lincoln until,
few weeks ago, waa killed In a wrack
on the Rock Island near Kremlin, OkL
He was sitting on a atop of a crowded
smoker at the time. The car waa hurl
ed from the track, and a heavy track
rlnoned him to the ground. Ho lay la
a prostrate position for over two houra
before relief reached him. Ha waa a
young man about 22 years old, bora
Ir Lincoln and graduated there.
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