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VncaHrf )- in 1A0 Army.
General Miles hat acted wisely in
Issuing general order Intended to
promote a more trim and soldierly ap
pearance on toe part of the mea la
the United Statea army. All the Amer
ican aa well aa all the foreign critic
of our reft nenU in the Chinese expe
dition agreed that the American sol
diera, while second to none la courage
and emclency, were deficient la drill
and slouchy In appearance. General
Chaffee recently haa found it neces
sary to Issue an order on this sabjeet
to hit men In the Philippines. Now
General Miles calls the attention of the
whole army to "a certain uncoat tineas
of exterior and laxity of manners,"
which seem to be affected Intentionally
by some of the troops under the mis
taken Idea that these are soldierly
characteristics. The commanding gen
eral says offenses of tfala kind must
This carelessness In drees and disci
pline appears to have crept into the
army at the time of the civil war. Up
to that time the regulars were models
of punctilious propriety. No European
officers were more insistent In matters
of discipline and pipeclay than those
of our army before the '60s. The civil
war called into the field vast bodies of
untrained volunteers, who in time be
came as efficient fighters as the regu
lars, but who never acquired the per
fection of drill or the rigid habit of
keeping their uniforms in spotless
condition.- These volunteer regiments,
with their splendid fighting and their
careless dressing, set an example whose
effect upon the regulars remains no
ticeable to the present day. Ex.
A. Liberal Gi-Otr.
General William J. Palmer, whose
gift of $1,000,000 to officials and em-
WILLIAM J. PALMER,
ploye of the old Denver and Rio
tavande and Rto Orande Western roads
haa just been made public, came west
from Philadelphia In 1870. He was
the first president of the road, which
he built In 1871. He founded Colorado
Springs July 13, 1871. Ever since be
has made his home at Glen Eyrie, a
picturesque canyon just north of the
Garden of the Gods, three miles north
west of Colorado Spring. In June
last he sold his control of the road to
the Gould interests of New York, re
ceiving $6,000,000 therefor. He has
given liberally to Colorado College. He
is principal owner of the Antlers Ho
tel. Recently be gave the city Austin
Bluffs about 1.000 acres for park pur
poses. He says he has retired from
railroading and will probably Invest
hla millions In building up Colorado
Springs and in other public enter
prises. He Is yet In middle life. He
is averse to notoriety, but no Colorado
pioneer haa greater claims for distinc
tion. Franc' Ejc-Emprm.
Ex-Empress Eugenie is making a
tour of the west coast of Scotland, a
region she has never before visited.
Incidentally she will visit the Glas
gow exposition. She is much gratified
by the scant attention ' she receives
(Taken In 1 )
from the Scottish people, for she has
for years avoided public notoriety.
pope Leo la an omnivorous reader.
Ha has recently perused "Quo Vadls."
and the author, Henry Blenkiewlc s, has
received a letter from the Vatican ex
pressing satisfaction for the Catholic
Ideas expressed In tha novel. The
Polish author has also received from
Leo XIII a marble tablet of the time
of Constantlne recently found In the
Oatriano cemetery, the scene of soma
of the Incidents of "Quo Vadls."
Aar 1 he World
Swam 6WAc Milt.
Miss Madae Johnson, daughter of
Dr. Johnson of Sag Harbor, L. I.( the
other day took a swim of twelve miles.
She was in the water seven hours.
Miss Johnson is about 23 years old snd
U devoted to athletics. She swani
away from Sag Harbor at 4:40 o'clock
In the morning to get the benefit of
the tide. Miss Halsey and Miss Sav
age accompanied her in a rowboat She
reached the beach at Greenport, twelve
miles away, at 11:40 o'clock. Through
out her long swim ber companions de
clare that she never sought help or
tot in the boat and that she swam the
entire distance without any outside
iruh Emigration Will Co On.
Michael Davitt says in substance
that the Irish, in America are helping
the English in Ireland by "encourag
ing our people to desiert our country"
Ireland. Mr. Davitt says that during
the last nrteen years 500,000 young
men and women have come from that
Inland to the United States to stay
here. Thus Ireland has lost a quarter
of a million fighting men. That is eight
times the number of the Boers who
have been fighting England for two
years and who are "still unconquered
nnd unconquerable." "Unless this drain
is stopped," says Mr. Davitt, "the Celts
In Ireland will be In the minority,
which means that the conquest of our
country after Its hundreds of years of
resistance will have been all but con
summated." Mr. Davitt has made great
sacrifices for the cause which is dear
to his heart. There is no sacrifice
probably which he would not make to
further what he takes to be the best
interests of big native -land. But he
cannot reasonably expect Irishmen
who have become citizens of America
to be as devoted to the cause as he is
or to make as many sacrifices for it.
So he la not fair when he taxes them
with "helping England," and upbraids
them for doing so much less than Mr.
Davitt thinks they ought to have done
to help on the cause. Chicago Trib
une. Domtnico Mortlli.
Domenlco Morelll, the celebrated
Italian painter who died in Naples last
DOMENICO MO RE I.LI,
week, had a political as well aa an ar
tistic career. He was born at Naples
in 1826, and took up arms against
King Ferdinand In 1848. He did not
begin bis studies as a painter until
1854. and then he was the temporary
pupil of 0irra Morelll won medals
In 1861 at the Neapolitan exhibition,
and In 1867 he was awarded a gold
medal at the exposition in Paris. The
late King of Italy decorated him with
several orders and he was highly hon
ored In his own country. Among his
best works are "Christ Walking on the
Sea," "The Ascension," "The Nativity,"
"The Entombment," and other paint
ings illustrative of the life of Jesus.
His best known historical painting is
"Caesare Borgia at Capua." Morelll
was highly admired by the French
OricK for a Hoy.
Here is a trick that Is almost Im
possible for a boy to do, but, strange
to say, the girls
find it quite easy.
In the first place,
stand facing the
wall, with both toes
touching the base
board. Now meas
ure back three of
your owu feet, and
place a chair be
tween you and tho
wall. Ueml over
the c,halr until your head touches the
wall. Now raise the chair, and, with
out moving your feet or touching the
chair to the floor or wall, regain your
standing position. Don't be dkeoiir
eged with one trying.
I Current Topics J
ClarK Against Eight Hour.
"I would rather let the grass grow ia
the streets oi Jeiuiim," m WlIlliES
A. Clark, "than grant my men an
eight-hour day." Accordingly be baa
closed) the United Verde copper mines.
"Those who know Clark." says the dis
patch announcing the shut-down,
"know he will keep the mines closed
a year rather than surrender."
The United Verde mines, according
to the latest statistics, produced 22,000
tons of copper annually. They produce
more now, for when theae figures were
given out new smelters were building.
They have paid dividends aa high V,
43.5 per cent. They are estimated to
add $12,000,000 a year to Clark's pri
vate fortune. The number of men em
ployed is not stated, but comparison
of their product with that of similar
mines shows that it Is from 1,500 to
Yet rather than diminish In the least
his enormous gains by granting an
eight-hour day their owner shuts them
down and coolly announces his inten
tion of making a desert of the town
where they are situated.
Hat Hetoard in Old A.g.
Henry Michael, a retired farmer of
Mattoon, 111., Is an odd and noted char
acter. He is 97 years old, yet as spry
and alert as many men of 50. His
memory is unimpaired and he narrates
reminiscences of early days In Illinois
with a dramatic effect. He has lived In
Coles county, within a few miles of
Mattoon, for three-quaiters of a cen
tury. Although unable to read or write he
Resident of Mattoon, 111., 97 Years
Old and Can Do the Manual Labor
of a Man of 50. A Unique Charac
ter. amasged a fortune of $50,000, which he
divided among ten children when he
recently retired from the farm. His
sagacity In a land or cattle trade was
notorious and he could compute finan
cial transactions involving thousands
of dollars to the penny by mental proc
esses quicker and more accurately
than most men by use of figures.
The Michaels came from North Caro
lina. They walked the entire distance,
the Journey requiring three years.
Michael's parents had six children, all
of whom walked with tbem. For days
they bad no other food than their
father could secure with his rifle. The
family was among the first to till the
prairie at Kickapoo Point, where sav
ages yet roamed and wild beasts were
In possession. Schools were unknown
and thrice envied was he who could
read his bible.
, Ctar'4 SUttr ' Marriti.
An important event of last week In
Europe was the marriage of Grand
Duchess -Olga Alexandrovna, youngest
sister of the Czar, to Prince Oldenburg.
There was some opposition at first to
the union, which Is a love match, but
Nicholas II. Is so fond of his sister
that he gave In after a little persua
sion. Princess Olga has inherited the
simple manners uf her father, Alex-
GRAND DUCHESS OLGA.
ander III., end Is the favorite of the
Mrs. O. H. P. Belmont was forced
to abandon her proposed "patent med
icine quadrille," wMch was to have
been a feature of her dance at New
port recently. She was compelled to
.,.!, ihi steo owing to tho avalanche
of letter and telegrams which the an
nouncement of the entertainment
brought down upon heniclf and upon
her invited guests ftom tho proprietors
r oin medicines and from their
advertising: agents. Bag" to avail
thenwlvcs of such a favorame oppor
tunity to advertise their "cures"
amon tha "four hundred," they of
fered not only to dwlgu the costume
worn to represent each particular rem
edy, but 1o W (1,!frl,y 1,11 1,16 ePen,",
In connection therewith. (some even
belns impol'to enough to offer mone
tory conriderntloiis If their proposals
Governor Says He Eai Waited Three
Weeks for Their Fulfillment.
8ECI.I.ES TO ftttK TBfM ft'SUC
Preparations Ooloe Forward far tar
Stat Fair Mooa a Ha Bald Tha Mat
tar of Mr. Hartley1 Moadtssea Mi
cellaaeoua Nebraska Matter.
FREMONT Neb., Aug. 21. Govern
or Savage was in town on his way to
Norfolk to examine the water works
system at the Norfolk asylum for the
insane. In reply to tb question what
be intended to do about continuing
Joe Bartley's parole in view of the
criticisms that had been made by the
public press and citizens generally, he
"All I have to say. Is what I have
said before; the settlement of this mat
ter Ilea wholly with Bartley. When
I paroled him he made certain defin
ite, specific promises as to what he
would do, and whenever he carries out
those promises I shall feel under ob
ligtaions to do something for him. He
knows perfectly well what those re
quirements are and he knows I have
been waiting for him for three weeks
to do as he agreed.
"Unless Bartley does as he prom
ised me, he need not expect any fur
ther leniency. As soon as he complies
with the conditions which I imposed
on him when he waa paroled, I shall
take his case under further considera
tion. If he does not carry out those
pledges which have been made by him
self he will have to go back to the
penitentiary, and stay there," added
the governor. When asked what the
conditions were, he eald: "I do not
wish to make a statement at the pres
PREPARING TOR THE EAIR.
Buildings and Grounds Being Put la Flrit
LINCOLN, Aug. 21. Eighteen thou
sand dolars is being expended in new
buildings and improvements at the
state fair grounds. It will make an
appreciable difference In both the ap
pearance of the grounds and the com
fort of the state fair visitors. Since
the purchase of the grounds by the
state, plans have been made which In
present and future betterments will
work out as handsome and convenient
exposition grounds as could be de
sired. There will be a consolidation of
buildings on the most available sec
tions of the grounds that will make
the distance from place to place much
less than formerly. Heretofore there
has been much traveling required and
especially has this been against the
stock exhibitors, for the people have
been obliged to walk half a mile in
the sun while viewing this important
feature of tho fair.
One of the first steps taken by the
board when the appropriation became
available was to provide permanent
buildings for the stock. The result Is
that hereafter all stock will be seen
In a comfortable way and the stock
itself shown to the greatest advan
tage. On the south side of the grounds
rear the entrance, three horse barns
have been erected, each 34x114 feet In
elze, with a centra aisle 16 feet in
width. These barns will accommo
date 130 head of exhibit horses.
the Cae Against Bartley's Bondinra.
LINCOLN, Neb., Aug. 21. An ap
peal to the supreme court has been
taken by the state In its case against
file official bondsmen of ex-State Treas
urer Bartley. A decision was render
ed on' June 24 in the district court
of Douglas county and judgment was
only a part
bondsmen. The three bondsmen who
went upon the bond as additional se
curity were released. They are W. A.
Paxton, Thomas Swobe and Cadet
Taylor. The other defendants In the
lower court were E. E. Brown, C. C.
McNIsh and John II. Ames. Judg
ment for $545,947 was rendered against
them. Tha evidence Introduced at
this trial waa that used in. a former
Decide ta Hold no Fair.
WAHOO, Neb., Aug. 21. The Saun
ders County Agricultural society, at
a meeting decided to have no fair this
fall, owing to the drouth having dam
aged fruit and vegetables to such a
great extent. While there Is much
fine stock and grain In the' county It
was decided that the people would be
placed at a great dlsadavntage In
holding a fair this season.
Aerolite Strike Farm Bonne,
HASTINGS, Neb., Aug. 21. As Sat
urday night's storm was at Its high
est a meteoric stone, weighing four
teen pounds, struck the house of
Georgfc Brookman, who lives four miles
west of Juniata, and went through the
aiding, tho sheeting, the plastering and
did considerable damage when It fell
Into the room. But fortunately no
body was Injured. Tho stone was
part of an aerolite and was hurled
from the heavens with a terrible force.
GREAT INTEREST IN IRRIGATION.
Dry Weather ebows to Farsners Its Grxat
LINCOLN, Aug. 24. The dry
weather of July and the resultant
damage to crops in several sections
of the state have caused Nebraska
fsriSCrS tO diMy ronwpj Interest
in the subject of Irrigation. State
Engineer Dobson has received many
applications for water rights along the
Platte river during the last two weeks
and Inquiries are being made daily
at the irrigation office relative to
methods of using well water for irri
gating purposes. Mr. Dobson is en
couraging investigations of this sub
ject and all applications filed at his
office are receiving prompt attention.
The elate hoard of irrigation has
jurisdiction over flowing streams only
and it can do nothing more than as
sist those who wish to use well water
for irrigation. Several successful sys
tems depending entirely upon wells
for the water supply are now in oper
ation and Mr. Dobson believes sim
ilar methods might be adopted else
where and with good results.
GOLD ALONG THE BLUE RIVER.
Experiment In Sarins Floor Gold at
Maetina Prove Fruitful.
HASTINGS, Neb., Aug. 24. The
test of flour gold made at Brickton
on the Blue river was a good success
and proved a big surprise to the
Chicago parties who are here with
their mill for extracting gold. It
was much richer than they expected.
A run was made with 300 pounds
and the mill had no trouble In sepa
rating the gold from the sand Into
the quicksilver vats. The workmen
are compelled to shut down for a few
days on account of some of the quick
silver entering into one of the cylin
ders. J. F. Hoyt, the inventor of the ma
chine, said that yesterday's test was
a great surprise to all, as it showed
nearly $15 to the ton. This Is so
much better than they had anticipated
that ail. concerned are very much
elated over the test and are quite anx
ious to have the mill in good running
Condition of Nebrnftka Banks.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 24. The ab
stract of the condition of the national
banks of Lincoln, exclusive of Omaha
and Lincoln, at the close of business
on July 15, as reported to the comp
troller of the currency, shows the av
erage reserve held at 34.40 per cent,
against 37.48 per cent on April 24.
Loans and discounts increased from
$19,683,304 to $19,883,559; gold coin
decreased from $745,610 to $733,450;
total specie from $1,049,864 to $1,034,
258; lawful money reserve from $1,
627,590 to $1,622,625; individual de
posits Increased from $21,611,245 to
To Feed Cattle In Colorado.
SUPERIOR, Neb., Aug. 24. C. E.
Adams has just returned from a trip
to Colorado, where he has purchased
6,000 tons of ensilage. This feed was
put up by the Longmont Packing com
pany, who owns the largest silos In
the world. The Superior Cattle com
pany will feed cattle there this win
ter For Cattle Stealing;.
LINCOLN, Aug. 24. A requisition
from the governor of Wyoming for the
return of John Turner was honored
and an extradition warrant was placed
in the hands of the proper authorities.
Herman is now under arrest in Chad
ron. He was wanted in Converse
county, Wyoming, to answer the
charge of cattle stealing.
Third Cutting- of Alfalfa.
LEXINGTON, Neb., Aug. 24. Lex
ington and vicinity was visited with
a good rain. Plenty of rain has fallen
within the last few weeks to make a
third cutting of alfalfa a profitable
one. Farmers of Dawson county for
tunate enough to have grass land or
an alfalfa field will be well provided
Llshtalog- Burn Wheat.
BEEMER, Neb.. Aug. 24. The heav
iest rain storm of the season fell here,
accompanied by much thunder and
lightning. During the storm lightning
struck some wheat stacks belonging
to W. A. Holmes, burning five of them
to the ground. '
Barn and Hone Burned.
WYMORE, Neb., Aug. 24 The
large barn belonging to Durvey Ful
ton was discovered to be on fire and
before the fire department reached the
scene the barn was on 3 mass of flames.
A team of fine horse, together with a
large quantity of hay, were burned.
Hnrt Vflill Rlillna the Bnmpara.
FREMONT, Neb., Aug. 24. Bert
Brownell, a 16-ycar-old boy at Fre
mont, had a couple of bones in his
right foot broken while riding on the
bumpers at Pllger. He was(taken to
his home in this city.
I. enter of Nebraska Win.
WASHINGTON, Auk. 24, Jot-cph
II. Langer of Nebraska has been se
lected for consul at Solllngen, Ger
many, and his cnmmlKslon will be Is
sued in a few days.
SHAFFER HHIS PLAN
Association President Thinks Ho Gas End
. Eteel Strike.
WILL naST BRING AXCUT A
Bint mf Forcing aa Agroasaaat or Tab
let; Some Drastic bat Mystarloas Maao
aiea BajTtew Moa Fald Off Taa lf
aation la a Geaeral Way.
PITTSBURG, Aug. 22. President
Shaffer said tonlgnt that he has well
defined plans to bring tue great strike
to a close. This is to be done by
bringing about such a crisis in the dif
ferences between the steel corporation
and the Amalgamated association aa
will force a settlement. Just how all
this is to be accomplished Is a mys
tery, but it will not be by arbitration
or litigation. In answer to questions
about the numerous stories going the
rounds of mediation or, arbitration Mr.
Shaffer dismissed all by saying:
"We have not beard from the other
side. We have not placed anything be
fore them and know of nobody acting
tor either side or on any side. We are
not hunting for 'arbitration. Arbitra
tion, representing both sides, might be
worse than the strike itself. Two will
ing champions, one for either side,
might have a worse fight in choosing,
a third party and in settling the differ
ences than we in .the continuation of
the strike. ,
"I have told the other side that, per
sonally, I would consent to disinter
ested arbitration in the hands of such
public men as Archbishop Ireland,
Bishop Potter and Seth Low. Although
I did not, as an officer of the associa
tion, suggest such a move, I waa will
ing to advise It." J v; :..
A squad of non-union tin workers
are scheduled to arrive in Pittsburg at
1:50 in the morning, their destination
being cither Demmler or the Star tin
Seven Gt.rtborR were nrrprorl fiMr
tho gates of the Pennsylvania tube
works in Soho. When the whistle blew
at 5:30 a crowd of about 1,500 gather
ed to give a warm reception to any
workers who might come from the
mill. None came, but the crowd be
came noisy and the large force of po
licemen on hand ran the leaders, all
foreigners, into the mill office and
called for the patrol.
American Federation officials offered!
ball for the prisoners, who are charged
with disorderly conduct, but the mag
istrate refused to accept it. The mea
vlll have a hearing in the morning.
NO CHANGE IN THE STRIKE.
Ho Development or Galas for Either at
the Contending For e.
PITTSBURG, Aug. 22. The strike
situation was not materially changed
today. The feeling of Irritation at
Wellsville has been increased by the
appointment of thirty strike breakers
as special officers to guard the plant
of the American Sheet Steel company,
and the police here have had to dis
perse noisy crowds at the recently tied
up plants, but there has been no seri
ous trouble at any point. It is assert
ed that an attempt was made last even
ing to fire the Monongahela works of
the American Tin Plate company. Ac
cording to the story told by John
Schuster, general labor boss of the
plant, a pressure gauge was knocked
off of an eight-inch gas main and
burning paper thrown Into the place
with the Idea of destroying it with ex
plosion and fire. He says he plugged
the break before the brand was thrown
and saved the works. The strikers in
dignantly deny that they had anything
to do with any plot to wreck the plant
and are Inclined to dlscreo.it Schuster's
Story entirely. .
The -promised break in the Carnegie
properties has not yet come. As far
as outward appearances go the Lower
Union mill in this city has not been
affected, but the strikers Insist that
they have seriously Impaired it. The
strike leaders are trying hard to gain
a foothold In the Clark mill, which is
running with non-union men, but that
property, too, seems to be going at
practically full capacity. It Is quieter
at Duquesne, but the fight for suprem
scy there Is by no means over. '
Veyrl Preston of the United States
Steel corporation was In the city again
today and conferred with the officials
of the Carnegie company. He and the
other officials are still silent as to their
plans. The somewhat shop-worn ru
mor of peace has again been revived,
but the mlldept suggestion of it at au
thoritative places produces long and
Drowned In a Tunnel.
CLEVELAND, Aug. 22. Five men
were drowned last night as the result
of an explosion of gas in the tunnel
leading from crib No. 2, where the fa
tal accident of last Wednesday oc
curred. The work of-slnklng the shaft
t crib No. 3, which is five miles from
shore, was completed yesterday. PIt
men were at once put to( work dlgjrHts
a tunnel toward crib No. 2, when
accident occurred. The bodies were rs
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