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AN HONEST MAN.
Dennis Mulvlhlll, who astonished
everybody, Including himself, by being
elected mayor of Bridgeport, Conn.,
ay be will have no politicians about
bim and that under his administration
there will be no secret sessions and
no committee meetings behind closed
doors. "I know the value of money,"
says Mr, Mulvlhlll, "because I have
bad to work hard for all I have earned.
Tlie taxpayers' money shall be used
as If It were my own."
DEATH OF COLONEL MAPLESON.
" The death of Colonel J. H. Maple
son In London removes from the world
of music the last and, In some respects,
the most picturesque of the old-school
opera impressarioa. All his contem
poraries, Lumley, Ullman, Orovcr, Ja
cob Grau, Maret.ek, the Strakosh
brothers, and De Vivo, died some time
ago. Maurice Grau, the most promi
nent of the Italian opera managers of
today, can hardly be called one of the
old school, for he was a ticket seller
when Colonel Mauleson was In his
It were useless to deny Colonel Ma
pleson's great service to the opera-
goers of thid country. For eighteen
years he was the leading operatic pur
veyor, and duririg that period he pre
rented nealy two score of the most
famous artists and introduced many
new operas to the American public at
considerable expense to his patrons
and at considerable loss to himself,
for he was nearly always on the verge
of bankruptcy and sometimes over the
verge. His financial straits, however,
nowise abashed or distressed him. In
some mysterious way he always came
out on top and continued year after
year to present operas In lavish style
and pay most extraordinary salaries.
PRETENDS TO SAY PRAVERS.
T. P. O'Connor, the famous editor of
the London papr, Mnlnly About Peo
ple, has a talented wife, who is very
fond of a fox terrier that she calis
"Coaxy O'Connor." The dog has been
taught all manner of tricks, one of
which tha picture shows him In the
iict of performing. He is supposed to
MRS. O'CONNOR AND "COAXY,
be saying his prayers while Mrs. O'Con
nor looks on with a display of mock
gravity. Mrs. O'Connor Is now on tour In
England with her play, "A Lady From
Texas," and too dog Is her constant
companion. She Is also reputed to be
at work on a new comedy..
THE LAW-MAKING BUSINESS.
The truth Is the mass of the people
do not desire direct legislation. They
no more wish to make their own laws
'than they wish to make their own
shoes or coats or hats, watches or
jewelry. These are made for them by
comparatively few people, who make
the manufacture "of some article the
business of their lives. In like man
ner the people choose men to make the
I laws, and they expect them to attend
to the matter. They are not In all
cases as well equipped for tho task as
they should be, but that Is the fault
In part of tho voters themselves.
Lord Roaeberjr Hair,
Lord Dalmeny, Lord Rosebery's eld
est son, has, like his father, a sense
.if humor, though in other respects,
he ! singularly unlike his distin
guished father, Big, strong, and ath
letic, he Is fond of outdoor life and
field sports, Is a first-class racquet
player, and much Interested In racing,
(t was Lord Dalmeny who, when Lord
r.osebery was to address the boys at
Eton on the "Fourth of June,"
begged his father not to allude to Wel
lington and "tho playing-fields of
Eton," a hackneyed quotation which
the poor Etonians suffer from at very
COMFORT FOR THE AGED.
That many persona live In long-con-tir.ucd
dread of landing in the poor
house Is not to be doubted. That this
fear Is wholesome is believed by some
and doubted by others. That It tends
to Btinjulate increased endeavor to
provide against destitution is obvious
ly true. A typical case of the way in
winch life sometimes winds uu In the
public refuge despite this fear is that
of an old truck gardener in the south
ern outskirts of Chicago whom the
County Agent has been urging to go to
the poorhoune. He had seen better
days, but old age disabled him, his
wife died, the Utle to his little "spot"
clipped Into other hands, and, despite
bis resolute determination never to
meet that fate, he has finally yielded,
or probably mutt yield, to the County
Agent's solicitation. Some of the most
commendable Instances of charity,
whether public or private, are those
1'evlsed for the aged poor, and especial
ly such as provide for aged couples to
live together Instead of being separat
ed as they are in the typical British
workhouse and In our own poorhouse.
Of this sort are the great Krupp works
in Eesen, and some of the almshouses
maintained by some English, towns
and now and then by private chanty.
There Is a sense of fitness In provlslona
which allow destitute old couples who
have performed their work to complete
their days In neace together. Such.
provisions dienify human life, and
likewise human labor.
STRETCHER IN A LAMP POST.
An ambulance In a lamp post is
the latest Idea in street contrivances.
THE AMBULANCE LAMP POST OF
Paris has Just been endowed with
:i:veral specimens' of what ts called a
"phare de secours," or first-aid light
house. It consists of on ornamental
bronze pillar about fifteen feet high
with a round, overhanging top resem
b'.Ing that of a lighthouse, and con
talning a clock face barometer an
three transparent pictorial advertise
ments, revolved by clockwork an
lighted by gas from within. In the
bae of the pillar Is a letter box, and
l.l the shaft Is a folding stretcher, with
printed directions for affording first
:i!d to the Injured. In case of a street
accident the stretcher can be lmmedi
atelv obtained by breaking a small
slass window just above the letter box
taking out the key, and unlocking th
PRINTER BEATS MILLIONAIRE.
It would be difficult to find tw
men who presented such a marked
contrast as the candidates for mayor
in the aristocratic city of Yonkers
John E. Andrus, the Republican nom
nee. Is reputed to be worth $30,000,000
O p p o s ed to
thiB mun of
CO whose rec
ord It would
do naught but
firmly in the
esteem of the
man of fine
a politician. He la a printer
trade and, though he has a small estab
llshment of his own, has been but
moderately successful in business. A
a writer for newspapers and as alder
man, he has, however, gained great
popularity and so well did the peopl
of Yonkers think of him that they
elected the printer, his plurality over
the multl-mllllonaire being 650 the
lavgeat ever given a candidate for
mayor In Yonkers.
Yonkers contain more rich peopl
I'tan any city of Its sise In the east,
Clot on tho II rain.
An extraordinary operation In
New York hospital recently was th
cutting through a man's skull and th
removing of a blood clot on the right
side of 'the brain. His entire right
side and leg were paralyzed. Two days
after the removal of the clot the ma
could move his leg, the paralysis grad
ually left him and last to tie recovered
was the power of speech, which was
matter of days, and was not perfectly
accomplished at last accounts, but the
surgeons had no doubt of his entire
HELEN GOULD ACCEPTS.
Miss Helen Gould, who has accepted
her appointment as meqjber of tht
board of lady managers of the St
Louis, world's fair, Is the roost distin
guished member of the family of th
late Jay Gould.
DRESS HAS THE ADVANTAGE.
It may be unfortunate, but it is true
that dres3 and manners count foi
about as much as ability In the cap!
tals of Europe and South America. A
diplomat who is laughed at In society
can bo of little use to his government.
He loses much of the gossip heard in
exclusive circles which a diplomat
ought to know, and he meets with
coldness instead of cordiality at the
foreign office. The general character
of the United States representatives
abroad has been raised of recent years.
But congress has not yet appreciated
the value of the social standing of the
government's envoys. Kansas City
PEACE TESTS OF BRAVERY.
Peace has its tests of a sailor's oi
a soldier s bravery no less severs
than those of war, though they may
be less glorious. Few civilians would
fancy the duty which has been assign
ed to several naval officers of sealing
themselves up in the new submarine
torpedo boat Fulton, of sinking then
below tho surface of the water, and of
remaining there from twelve to fifteen
hours. The officers and men who are
to undergo this experience will breathe
bottled air, so to speak, the necessary
supply of atmospheric fluid being con
talned In compressed air flasks. New
York Mail and Express.
FROM COOK TO MILLIONAIRE.
William Morgan, second cook at the
St. Charles hotel in St. Joseph, Mo., Is
(St. Joseph, Mo., chef, who has fallen
heir to $1,000,000.)
preparing to claim the $1,000,000 for
tune left him by an uncle's will. His
uncle resided In London, England.
Ancient Pie Eatcra.
An antiquarian has been searching
through the records of the city gov
ernment of Geneva In the hope of fin 1
ing something of historical value with
reference to the times of John Calvin
The search cannot be pronounced suc
cessful, as most of the material t-x-humed
is rubbish; yet one little note
Is amusing If not precious, and 1(
shows how puritanical was the little
Swiss elty In the. Sixteenth century
The jecord In question preserves the
Interesting fact that three artisans
were punished for having eaten three
dozen pies at breakfast this being re
garded as evidence of dissolute living.
When Welshmen t ied the Bow.
There still exist proofs In tho pipe
rolls and other government documents
that tho army of tfdward I., in that
monarch's campaigns, both against the
Welsh und the Scots, partly consisted
of Welshmen, drawn from Monmouth
shire and Breconshlre. Those Welsh
men were tho first to use longbows In
war. Those bows were made of yew,
and It Is an interesting fact that there
are still more yew trees In the coun
ties Just mentioned than In any othei
part of Wales. Cardiff Mall,
Reciprocity with Canada.
A delegation representing the Cham
bers of Commerce of the United State
has told President Roosevelt that It bar
llevc reciprocity with Canada will be
of great Value to American commerce
and Industry. The President told the.
delegation that he would take the mat
ter "under advisement." This Is usual
ly a polite method of saying that out
Is not ready to take action.
THIRD NEBRASKA REGIMENT
Adjutant Colby aad Other Appro
LINCOLN, Neb., Nov. 23. Adjutant
General Colby and other military au
thorities of the state are contem
plating the organization of a third
regiment of Nebraska National guard.
While the plan is yet In embryo, it
has received the endorsement of sev
eral of the highest officers of the
guard and the general opinion of
most of them is that it will soon be
put into successful operation.
Under the new organization Omaha
would be given one battalion. The
metropolis now has three companies
of militia, but two of them are at
tached , to different regimentft, 'and
the third is an independent organiza
tion. It is proposed to group the
three companies together in one reg
iment and one battalion. This reor
ganization would give Omaha a major
and it is not unlikely that the man
chosen for the position will be Cap
tain Eli Hodgins of Company G, Sec
ond regiment. He ranks second among
the captains of the guard.
Adjutant General Colby and Briga
dier Genera Barry were in consulta
tion and it is understood that they
were considering the plans for reor
ganization. General Barry is quoted
as having said that the battalion or
ganization for Omaha, at least, would
GIVE EVERYBODY A CHANCE
McKinley Monument Auxiliary Adopt a
Method of Ralalug Money.
OMAHA, Neb., Nov. . 23. Every
teacher, edito.' and postmaster in Ne
braska will be asked to receive sub
scriptions for the McKinley memo
rial fund. At their meeting here
members of the Nebraska branch of
the McKinley Memorial association
decided to raise Nebraska's contribu
tion to the monument fund by means
of a popular subscription.
The money contributed by Nebras-
kans will be used in erecting monu
ments to the late president both in
Canton and Washington. It is the
purpose of the national association to
erect a suitable memorial to his mem
ory In Canton first and to use what
money remains in the erection of a
McKinley monument in Washington.
General Charles F. Manderson, pres
ident of the Nebraska branch, pre
sided at the meeting. The Nebraska
plan for raising money will be made
known to the public by means x)f cir
culars, which will be sent into all
parts of the state. E. Rosewater, sec
retary of the Nebraska branch, will
mall these circulars to all the post
masters, teachers and editors in the
state, and an effort will be made to
call the memorial movement to the
attention of every person in the state.
ONE HUNDRED LIVES LOST
Many Fatalities Known to Have Resulted
From Mine Disaster.
TELLURIDE. Colo.. Nov. 22. What
is likely to prove the most disastrous
accident that has ever occurred in a
metallic mine in Colorado resulted to
day from a fire which burned the
buildings at the mouth of tho Bullion
tunnel, through which the Smuggler
Union is worked and which filled the
mine with deadly gas and smoke. It
Is Impossible to give even an approxi
mate estimate of the loss of life, but
it is believed that it will reach nearly
if not quite 100. Twenty-two are
known to have perished, their bodies
having been recovered.
Nebraska Art Association.
LINCOLN, Neb., Nov. 23. The
eighth annua! exhibition of the Ne
braska Art association will be held at
the library December 2C to January
1, inclusive. The pictures have been
selected by Miss Florence Levy, who
was conected with the art department
of the Pan-American exposition. Ex
hibits will be confined to American
Stile Teaehera' Convention.
LINCOLN, Neb., Nov. 23. State
Superintendent Fowler has begun the
distribution of programs for the
forthcoming annual meeting of the
Nebraska State Teachers' association,
which meets in this city the last
days of December. The officers of the
association expect a larger attendance
than last year.
THEDFORD, Neb., Nov. 23. Jhe
stockmen of this county met at the
court house here and organized a
Stockmen's Protective and Breeders'
association, and have determined to
pave a rocky way for the rustler in
the future. J. H. Edmlsten was elec
ted chairman and E. I). Roberts sec
retary. Claim of tha State Fair.
LINCOLN, Neb., Nov. 23. The
board of managers of the State Board
of Agriculture met and allowed sev
eral claims arising from the recent
state fair. No definite figures have
been reported, but it Is believed by
ths board that the total expense of
the fair will not exceed the available
funds. E, L, Vance of Pawnee City
was elected delegate lo the conven
tion of the American ' Association ol
Fain and Exposition In Chicago.
Senators Dietrich and Millard Will
MATTERS TO BE TALKED OVER
Commlsilonar Jones asked to Toko Ac
tion Concerning Band of Saanllpoxed
Indiana A lo Free Rural Delivery
Other Nebraska Matter.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 20. Senator
Dietrich said an erroneous impression
prevailed that he was an applicant for
the chairmanship of the committee on
irrigation and reclamation or arid
lands. Ha denied having expressed
any preference for any particular com
mittee and thought that It was but
proper to leaye that matter in the
hands of the committee on commit
tees. The question of a committee
assignment, however, so far as the
Nebraska senators are concerned, will
be talked over when Senator Millard
reaches Washington and concerted
action will be agreed upon to the end
that Nebraska will not be behind when
the chairmanships are assigned. Sen
ator Millard is understood to desire
the head of the committee on rail
roads, the chairmanship of which is
held by Senator Clark of Wyoming,
who will in all probability be given a
more important assignment in view of
his length of service.
The chairmanship of the committee
on the Pacific railroads is vacant, due
to the death of Senator Gear of Iowa.
Senator Dolliver, his successor, has
been appointed on the committee and
It may be possible he will succeed to
the chairmanship. Should he be given
another assignment it is thought Sen
ator Millard would make a bid for the
place, in view of his knowledge of the
Senator Dietrich said he had asked
Indian Commissioner Jones to take
action upon the complaint of the citi
zens of Dakota county that bands of
Indians affected with smallpox were
permitted to roam through white set
tlements and that the commissioner
had replied that the matter of quar
antine rested with the county author
ities. Just where the power of gov
ernment stops in the matter of quar
antine regulations as applied to white
settlements adjacent to Indian reserva
tions is a question, but lawyers in the
interior department are of the opin
ion that Commissioner Jones has
ample authority to qnarantine In
dians on the Omaha and Winnebago
reservations should exigencies arise to
warrant such action and to police the
reservation against the spread of the
Congressman Burkett, who has ap
pointed a committee of tanners to
district Cass county for the purpose of
establishing therein a complete rural
free delivery system, based upon the
Carroll county (Maryland) plan, will
probably have to wait some time.
"There are "too many applications
ahead of Congressman Burkett's to
do anything before next spring with
Cass county," said an official.
VIOLATING THE GAME LAWS.
Four Counta to Be Filed Againat shipper
, In Till State.
' LINCOLN, Nov. 20. Chief Game
Warden Simpklns will file four counts
against two shippers residing at Bur
well and Thedford, as a result of the
seizure of game. The names of the
parties are withheld until the com
plaints are filed. The charges will be
of having possession of quail, for
shipping game out of the state, and for
delivering goods falsely labeled to a
common carrier. It Is understood that
the express company will also be made
a party in the affair. Three boxes of
game were captured altogether. One
was billed to J. H. Galloway at Hast
ings, and on the reverse side of the
card was the address George Benze
welle, 138 South Water street, Chi
cago. Another box was also billed to
the Chicago firm, while the third was
addressed to P. N. Kiely & Co., 914
North Third street, St Louis.
Want Soldier to Come Hack.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Nov. 20.
Army officers wholly discredit the
published story ot be reported con
spiracy to secure the independence of
Alaska. The only report made by
General Randall to the war depart
ment from his headquarters at Van
couver related to the transfers of a
couple of engineers from Valdcz to
Fort Egbert The cynical suggestion
is thrown out at the department that
the story is devised to secure the re
turn of soldiers to Alaska.
Call Report Exaggeration.
LONG PINK, Neb., Nov. 20. Tho
report of sixty cases of smallpox In
Long Pine Is a prevarication, pure
and simple, There are no more cases
here' than In many ' other Nebraska
towns and all are under quarantine.
Cornalalk Disease Killing Cattle.
CALLAWAY, Neb., Nov. 20. The
dreaded cornstalk d I seas, is again get
ting In Its work In cattle herds of the
farmers of this vicinity.
MEMORIAL TO WM. M'KINLEY.
Tba Nebraska Association Aeke far Con
tributions. To the People of Nebraska: Tho
McKinley National Memorial associ
ation, organized after the untimely
death of the nation's honored presi
dent, has as its members the president
of the United States, tie governor cf
each state and territory and leading
citizens from the country at large.
Its president is Hon. William R, Day
of Canton, O.. the vice president is
Marcus A. Hanna. the treasurer is
Myron T. Herriek and the secretary
is Ryerson Ritchie, all of Cleveland.
O. The undersigned have been ap
pointed as the Nebraska branch of tho
association. Hhe oWect is to raise
a fund for the erection at Canton, O.,
of a fitting monument over the grave
of William McKinlev. and after an ap
propriation of a proner amount for
such purpose for th erection of a
suitable memorial at the national cap
ital. The contribution should be the
people's offering to th noble dead and
should be a popular tr&nte. The state
association, having this object in view,
suggests the following as the course
to be pursued in Nebraska:
While not attempting to fix the max
imum of contribution! the committee
suggests that $25 from anv individual
citizen is sufficient and that no con
tribution need be considered too small.
We ask that everv r-s-wsnaper in tho
state shall publish this appeal and
supplement the action of the associa
tion with the power of the press. W
further ask that everv editor, teacher
and postmaster in Nebraska shall act
as the agent of the association to re
ceive contributions and forward the
same to Hon. Edward Rosewater,
treasurer, Omaha. Neb., who will ac
knowledge the same. To these con
tribution blanks will he sent by tho
secretary. The name of every con
tributor will be enrolled upon the rec
ord of the national association and
the receipt of the sum acknowledged. i
There are about 2r.0.000 school chil
dren in the state of Nebraska, and we.
appeal to each teacher in the state to
aim to collect 5 or 30 cents from each
child as the tribute of the youth of
the state, showing their affection for
the lamented chief executive, who
stands today as an ideal American.
CHARLES F. MANDERSON,
JOHN A. CRETOHTON,
" Secretary and Treasurer.
J. STERLING MORTON,
LOREN O. CROTTNSE.
L. D. RICHORDS.
E. J. HAINER. , . ,
A. L. CLARK. : ' ,
SILAS A. HOLCOMB,
Composing the Nebraska Branch of
the McKinley Memorial Association.
State Teachers Annual.
LINCOLN, Neb., Nov. 25. The pro
gram for the annual meetins of the
Nebraska State Teachers' association,
which will be in this city three days,
beginning January 1, has been made
public. The principal addresses will
bo made by President Arnold Tomp
kins of the Chicago Normal school,
President, William Bradshear of the
National association and President
.lessee of the University of Missouri.
Hlch Price Paid for Cattle.
SOUTH OMAHA, Neb., Nov. 25.
John Tiaiks of Weston, la., topped
the market for cattle last week. The
load was mixed, being half-breed
White Faces and Shorthorns. The
shipment was made up entirely of 2-year-olds
and averaged 3,336 pounds.
Cudahy bought this bunch for $7.25
per 100 pounds. These cattle were
bought for the export trade.
McKinney I'p for Shooting Game.
BURWELL, Neb., Nov. 25. On com
plaint of State Game Warden Simp
kins, E. B. McKinney of this place
was arrested for shipping game. The
complaint alleges that McKinney bill
ed game to a Chicago firm under a
false name. McKinney pleaded not
guilty and his trial is set for Decem
ber 3. . , i
Denie Young Glrl'a Acrustlon.
FREMONT, Neb., Nov. 25'. Frank
Yeager, a farm hand near Nickerson,
was bound over to the district court
on the charge of statutory assault on
Vanctta Van Horn, a 14-year-old
daughter of P. E. Van Horn of Nick
erson. Acting County Attorney Mar
tin filed an Information against Yea
ger in the district court, to which he
entered a plea of not guilty and was
given time in which to make a show
ing for a continuance.
Randall' Ribs Rubbed Loose.
MADISON, Neb., Nov. 25. In a run
away accident C. A. Randall of New
man Grove suffered three broken ribs.
He left Madison III a livery Tig to
overtake some parties who ha bis
grip In their buggy. When midway
between Madison and Newman Grove
the pole straps broke, letting the pote
down and Into the ground, throwing'
the buggy over, with Mr. Randall un
der it. He did not realise he waa
hurt and started to And the horses.
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