Harrison press-journal. (Harrison, Nebraska) 1899-1905, May 15, 1902, Image 2

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The Harrison Press Journal.
C C. BURKE, Proprietor.
The postoffice at Bryone, Red Willow
ounty, has been ordered discontinued
after May 31.
Senator Millard has recommended Al
exander J. llcDougal for postmaster
at Oconee, Platte county.
The name o( the postofflce at Spur,
Putler count-, ha? been changed to
Loma. Fred J. J. Vanicek has been
appointed postmaster.
The Omaha conference of Congrega
tional churches was held at West Point
last week with a full attendance of
ministers and members.
Mrs. Elizabeth Lowrey and Miss
Lowrey, wife and daughter of the pres
ident of the theological seminary at
Omaha, are in Washington.
Dr. W. T. Cline of the history de
partment of the Nebraska Wesleyan
university has resigned his position.
Dr. Cline had held the position for four
years. -
The committee on military affairs In
the house appropriated J75.000 for a
tupply depot at Omaha. Congressman
Mercer asked for this sum for a new
building at the government corral.
In the recent district nigh school or
atorical contest at York, Clifford Wil
kin of that place was given first place
by all the judges, and Brooks Potter
of Seward was given second place.
The hardware store of William BIs
chof at Nebraska City was entered and
fM worth of knives and revolvers were
taken. It is thought that a local gang
of boys are responsible for the robbery.
Judge T. E. Bennett of York acci
dentally fell into his cellar and nar
nowly escaped serious if not fatal in
juries. Hi jhead was 1 considerably
bruised and he received other Injuries.
Under the terms of a bill to reorgan
ize the judicial districts of the United
states from nine to fifteen, Nebraska,
Colorado, Wyoming and Kansas will
be thirteenth, with a term of court at
Senator Millard will ask the commit
tee on public buildings for J50.00O for
the completion of the new postofflce at
Omaha, so that the Seventeenth street
side of the structure may conform with
the frost.
The republican central committee for
the, Fourth congressional district met
at Lincoln and decided to have the
nominating convention held In Beatrice
on June 16. Several of the candidates
were in attendance at the committee
mectnig. ; ,. J ;
Claudius Pugk of Gresham, who was
charged , with assault on two little
girls, Verlie Ryan and Rachel Mooney,
was sentenced to pay a fine of J25 and
costs, amounting to 3S. !Pugh is a
man 32 years old. - ;
The second prospect hole for coal on
the Kernele farm at Jamestown, near
Fremont, Is now down over 218 feet.
The same vein which was struck in the
first hole was struck in this one at a
depth of 218 feet. The formation above
and the quality of coal appears to be
the same as first struck.
following are the amounts of mort
gages filed and released in Sarpy coun
ty, durnig the month of April: Farm
mortgages filed, fl8,82S;farm mortgages
released, $22,885; town mortgages filed,
S1.3C0; town mortgages released, $1,
013.34; chattel mortgages filed, $,281.03
chattel mortgages released, $7,112.19.
Representative Mercer's bill appro
priating 25,000 for the establishment
of a Sen hatchery at Boath Bend. Neb,
baa been favorably reported on by tht
fisheries committee. The committee
amended the bill striking oat the loca-
tlo of the hatchery, leaving that t
the discretion of the fish commissioner.
The arguments of the railway cor
poisjtln ' were again heard by tin
tat board f equalisation. Taj
CsJtor Cranton of the North
wilira, OJasgo; Peter Whitney of
tb sSMBBrsv Omaha; General Manage!
BkNreS of the Xlkhora, Omaha, and
gecsotary Daniels of the Omaha Brldgt
and; Terminal company argued. Tht
work" of ttmM the valuation of cor
porattoa-yqrperty will probably be flo
bkej that week. ..
Tt CUrtieth annua meeting ef tht
NehTXti State Press associatton con
vent! is semate chamber at Us
coUkf tM Gst afternoon the association
vtsiCI tb4t farm and In the even
Ins; Edgar Howard led a round tabU
discussion on the question of the asso
ciation taking a trip down the Missis
sippi next summer. Later the aaVocia-
recelved by the state officials.
The state session of the Order of the
i Star was held at Grand Island
week. Three hundred delegates
In attendance. Dawson Chapter
of Ueitngton exemplified the chapter
of mggoss , In. memory of those who
IMS Ced'durin the past year.. After
th ceremony, Andrew chapter of
Oraad Island entertained the visiting
Hyfr fuh banquet at the Ma
Mate ball.
Armstrong, a farmer resident oi
XTbr sk City, was arrested at the
tvsjsMK, f tb fes Motoea, la., oA
Ca, aileg that he robbed the
of Us brother at CburchvM. He
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C'Jat Tribune! "Wt don't allow
V cl CM Jaalsor of fbs apartment
.fT. : TwwiJk woe s man 'on
FOB APRIL 87, 10O2.
Subject for Discussion, The Gentiles
Becelved Into the Church
Acts 10:43.
Lesson Text
4 But Peter rehearsed the matter
from the begnning, and expounded it by
order unto them, saying.
-5 1 xas la the city of.Jopp& praying:
and in a trance I saw a vision, A certain
vessel descend, as It had been a great
sheet, let down from heaven by four
corners; and it came even to me:
6. Upon the which when I had
fastened mine eyes, 1 considered, and
saw fourfootcd beasts of the earth, and
wild beasts, and creeping things, and
fowls of the air.
I And I heard a voice saying unto
me, Arise, Peter; slay and eat.
8 But I Raid, Not so. Lord: for noth
ing common or unclean hath at any
time entered Into my mouth.
9 But the voice answered me again
from heaven, What God hath cleansed,
that call not thou common.
10 And this was done three times:
and all were drawn up again into
II And, behold, immediately there
were three men already come unto the
house where I was, sent from Caesarea
unto me.
12 And the spirit bade me go with
them, nothing doubting. Moreover
these six brethren accompanied me, and
we entered into the man's bouse:
13 And he showed us how he had
seen an angel In his bouse, which stood
and said unto him. Send men to Joppa,
and call for Simon, whose surname is
Peter; '
14 Who shall tell thee words, where
by thou and all thy house shall be
15 And as I began to seak, the Holy
Ghost fell on them, as- on us at the be
ginning. Golden Text Whosoever believeth In
fclm shall receive remission of sins.
Acts 10. 43.
Time Immediately after the last les
son. Place Jerusalem.
Truths Brought Out.
These Jews of Jerusalem, though they
were Christians, did not like the Gen
tiles, and did not understand God's
great love for them. The Jews had so !
long been God's special people that they j
could not at once believe he would love j
all the world.
So there are young people now who '
A r.r.t iiir. " i !
frrn7''r;,""r P
tics or beliefs. Some of them feel as
if God cared more for them than for
these other people. Let us be careful
not to continue in such feelings.
God sent Jesus Into the world to die
for every human being. He told fys dis
ciples to preach the gospel to every
creature, and to teach all nations.
Peter tells about the groat sheet full
of unclean beasts let down from heaven.
How his hearers, the Jewish Christians,
would listen and how they would nod
approval when Peter relied to God's
voaiiEand. "Arise, kill and eat:" "Not
r, Ird."
!riead Lev. 11 for the list of beasts
'Tlch were unclean to the Jewish peo-
Peter called some "common," as well
is unclean. So the Pharisees had sneer
e4 at the "common people," who were
uneducated and had to work hard for
a Wing. So some sneer at many as
"common" today.
Some dear old Christians make blen
ders In grammar when they pray or
talk In meeting, but God has cleansed
them. Let us love and respect them, to
please Jesus.
Three times Peter says he saw the
vision, perhaps to prove that it must be
true and not a mere dream. The men
from Caesarea were waiting for him.
And In addition to the vision the Spirit
told him to go, nothing doubting. He
took Six Christian men with him in t
Cornelius' house, so that he would have
plenty of witnesses to all that occurred.
Then Peter told how Cornelius had
related his vision, telling him to send
for Peter, and the promise made to
Cornelius that when Peter preached to
them he and all his house should be
Outlines for Study.
First: L Criticism of Peter. 2.
Peter s Vision. 3. Peter's First Argu
ment 4. Peter's Second Argument 5.
Peter s Third Argument
Second: 1. Peter's Vision. 2. Peter's
Need of Broad Views. 3. A Gospel for
Third: I. The Godly Gentile House
In Caesarea. 2. The Gradual Reduc
tion of Sect Prejudices. 3. The Great
er Peter Broadening Out 4. The Mes
sengers of Cornelius.
, Fourth: 1. The Cure of Narrow
ness. 2. Peter's Defense of His Apostle
ship. 3. , The Church of the Jew and
A Reflection or Two.
The kingdom of God a established
by our Lord was not an outgrowth from
rabbinical ideas; it was not to be reg
ulated by tbem. God looks upon the
heart, and not on outward appearance.
It is clearly shown in the lesson that
Peter was not supreme among the
apostles, nor In any peculiar sense
Christ's vicar upon the earth. Instead
of our prejudices, let Providence and
the Spirit of the Lord direct us to our
dnty. We should seek in the spirit of
our Master to bring the blessings of the
Oospel to the whole world. God direct
ed the development, expansion, and
growth of the church. The Christian
church was not Judaism merely modi
fled by circumstance. On the contrary,
very prejudice of the Jewish mind was
s gainst the recognition of those who
were not of Hebrew blood or faith. Ex
pansion was not a matter of mere ex
pediency, but was directed by the Lord
himself, and this directing power may
ha seen In very many instances in the
early Christian church.
The Lsssm Ssplained.
The religious expeiienc of Peter had
deepened and stimulated at
A new power. had cause to
He was a positive man a self.
reliant mmm. Now bs must be broaden
ed. Has Jewish prejndtcea still remain
ed With hint These hindered bis work
am on tb CowCk wotM. Tim an
many narrow pifti living today, it I
"m sMtr "y nrefc.'r wa eaa b
bread Wta t bnthf s9rbv:
Victor flr set drrsJCs. A ata aay
Visions ware Gods method of revealing
himself to his people. Now the Holy
Spirit acta directly on mind and heart.
Note God's double method. He
speaks both to Peter and Cornelius, to
the Individual whom he seeks out for
tpecial work and to the church pf which
that person is a member.
Peter acts promptly. He forsakes his
life-long prejudices because he felt It
to be God's will. He did not doubt nor
hesitate. His Judalzing tendencies were
laid aside. He becomes world wide in
his visions and sympathizes like the
magnificent Paul.
He trusts God. With him it was not
a question of results, but rather of
obedience. God cares for results. It is
ours io obey, . To strip some people of
their prejudices is to leave little re
maining. God calls. We must foliow
promptly. Not God's way cf adapting
truth to people.
Pentecost meant to the early dis
ciples in the upper room, days of per
sistent waiting and untiring and united
prayer. Then came the Holy Ghost in
marvelous profusion and glorious pow
er. But this same Holy Ghost comes
to the Gentile convert without special
prayer or expectation and without the
laying on of hands. In this wa see the
varied manifestations of the spirit.
There is no exciusiveness. Varied and
blessed are the methods of God. Some
times they are complex and other times
simple. It is our duty to trust. He
chooses his own methods of giving.
The perplexities of this great apostle
quickly disappear. The path of duty is
made plain. It takes a deep and abid
ing religious experience to meet God In
the secrets of His counsels. Much of
our ecelaslastical machinery is a
hindrance instead of a help. Some forms
are necessary, but confusion always re
sults when these become manifest and
complex. Sirs, we would see Jesus, was
the solemn inquiry of the Greeks. Too
many tpectacles spoil visions. To see
Him is generally to know, love and un-
derstand him.
Lesson for May 4 The Church
Antioch In Syria. Acts 11:19-30.
Chillon Castle, Rendered Famous by
Byron, to be Transformed.
London Correspondence Chicago
Chronicle: Chillon castle, the ancient
and picturesque chateau which stands
in the shadow of the Alps on the shore
of lake Geneva, and around which By
ron wrote one of his finest poems, is
about to be turned into a historical mu
seum. I The fine old monument, which is a
"l 'v" ml eand .? r F?m :
i"au'e aiunireaux ana wnitn is vinuea
very season by hundreds of tourist.
has been carefully looked after for a
good many years by the Swiss govern
ment and. considering its age, is in sur
prisingly good condition. It is known
to have existed as a prison in the eighth
century, and Amedeus IV, Duke of
Savoy, who rebuilt it in 1238. made the
same use of It Byron found the inspir
ation for his "Prisoner of Chillon" in
the story of Bonivard, a prisoner of
state who during the fourteenth century
cndureJ six years' confinement in the
chateau. -
The castle has been restored only
where it has been absolutely necessary.
The wall and ceiling paintings of the
famous hall of justice and torture cham
ber have been repaired, but thoe in
the chamber of the Duke of Savov are
in almost perfect condition and have
neded only a careful cleaning.
In the course of the recent invcMifia
tionh and researches in the castle dis
coveries have been made of the bases
of columns that once must have sup
ported immense arches of thirteenth
teptury pattern. The castle contained
a complete set of rare mediaeval
wrought iron hearth furniture, includ
ing a turn-spit, and to this has been
added some especially well-carved fur
niture of the fifteenth to the seven
teenth century.
Tbft most popular portion of the cas
tle with tourists Is the historic dungeon,
on the walls of which thousands of
names have been written. Among them
are those of Lord Byron, George Sand
and Victor Hugo.
Development of Wireless Telegraphy
in the French Capital.
Paris Correspondence Ixsndon Tele
graph: Paris wanu to take the lead of
other capitals In too development of
wireless telegraphy. A new and ambi
tious company makes a tremendous an
nouncement. This is a proposal to es
tablish a vast system of wireless tele
graph posts all over the city. Private
persons, shopkeepers and cafe and ho
tel proprietors will, it is expected, sub
scribe to the company as they do at
present to the telephone service.
Bach customer will have a small re
reiving poet In bis residence. The com
pany will flah through the air 6n the
Hertzian wave to the subscribers all
the news which they may require to
know. Thus, in particular, Rportsmen
will be enabled to obtain turf informa
tion and all the winners "practically In
stantaneously," the company's circular
states. Wireless posts will iw Installed
on all the race courses round Paris, and
the result will be "the turf brought to
your very home." Sportsmen will not
be obliged to go out to Anteuil. Long
champ, or CTantiily, but will be able
to follow the races, not minute by min
ute, but second by second, from their
The circular mention Incidentally
that the proposed wlreletw system will
also be of use socially and for buslnews
purposes, but the company evidently
looks to support from racing people.
Social Calls by Telephone.
New Tork letter: ."Formal calls."
said n society woman, "are becoming
obsolete. I mean the running in of an
afternoon, chatting for Ave or ten min
utes, leaving your cards and rushing off
to the next place on your list. That sort
of thing Is growing beautifully less. I
make nearly nil my raits now over the
'phone. It Is so much more comforta
ble and saves such a lot of time and
bother, I lost sit down In my own
bono and call up Mrs. Jones In her
home. I owe her a call. If sb is, In
she cone to the 'phone, and, although
I may have nothing in particular to
talk about, we chatter a war for several
tastes, and b before I ring off I Im
press mow bet the Cut that 1 am re
turning her eufl, and that tb
expect sm te mum i
ft K f
Paris letter: This Is undoubtedly a
children's age. Even in Paris, whore
children are exotics and considered
somewhat in the way of luxuries, or
superfluities, perhaps I might better say
little madamomoisello has a wonderful
wardrobe when she happens to possess
parents who are wealthy.
Taken on a broad basis the fashions
for the little folk follow the general
lines of those for grown up persons this
year, even to the extent of black being
a favorltecolor for their garments.
Mammas, in many instances, are com
plaining if this overdressing which not
only has a tendency to distort the ten
der lines of the childish form, but also
to destroy the childish naivete of man
ner which Is so charming in our nursery
For spring wear the black silk coats
in moire and taffetas are very much In
evidence for little women. They are
made both long and short In aacque
form, fitting partially in the back, being
loose and double-breasted In front,
where they are fastened with handsome
buttons. The collars are wide, but
made either round or square, of either
blue, pink or white silk, with lace ap
plique on embroidery, or else of lace
and tucked and embroidered batiste.
When made in taffeta some of the
coats are tucked, whilst others are
either laid in plaits at either side of
the front and back, which has a box
plait in the center, or else the plaits,
turned the other way, are made to meet
Very swell Indeed Is the black taffeta
silk gown with the white guimpe lace
collar, threaded through with blue rib-
Thi first hat Is made of green and white stiaw and is trimmed with
, green taffeta ribbon and yellow pop-pies. The second hat is of rough re
d straw and is trimmed with bows of red taffeta.
bon, knotted at the side and matching
the ribbon of the hair.
White materials range next to black
In popularity for Juveniles. An extreme
ly neat and pretty garment In white
batiste has an embroidered ruffle at the
bem, surmounted by an insertion, whlcri
Is crossed at intervals with bands of
narrow blue velvet ribbon. The frock
has s round yoke tjf embroidered ba
tiste, with bertha and cuff formed of
tabs of embroidery, finished by bands of
the velvet
Sometimes this frock, which Is In
tended for a child of 5 or 6 years. Is
made without the belt, falling straight
and full from yoke to hem. Similarly it
may have a wairt, with belt of the vel
vet ending with a rosette and loop ends
at tbe back.
The batistes, dimilie and thin silks
are the materials most seen, but chal
lles, veilings and cashmeres are also
worn by children. A pretty belt ef
fect is produced in some of the mi
dimity dresses with tab of embroidery
edged around with a frill of narrow
Valenciennes lace which Is sown up on
and down at Intervals over the ribbon
sash underneath. A unique effect Is
produced with cross strappings of vel
vet or tiny band which sre Mometimes
formed Into a little blouse waist over
some sheer fabric. Another feature of
trimming is fancy buttons In very
small sixes, while open hemstitching
snd minute niching form the favorite
decoration of the dancing gowns.
The wealth of beauty In the embroid
eries this year makes the white gown
exceptionally attractive and abto adds
mach to tbe dslnty effect of the black
dresses on which white appears.
One of the pretty mnor effects of the
new summer stylos to an apron of lawn
for a little girl. It Is trimmed with
stitched bands, fastened wltb pearl but
ton. It to a Mother Hubbard effect,
wide box flalt In front, belted In at tbe
waist with stitched belt.
. Another child' frock shown, la our
tnastrutkra, la of flgured lawn. -Che
waist I nude round and tb nock fn
lsbed with a wide raffle trimmed with
ata braid. The sash to of blue taffeta,
the skirt being made In plait trtasaad
with tk bin braid.
dVtittl girl's frock of pal Mm St
art gingham has yob ud vent oi
embroidery. The skirt Is laid In box
ptalta, while the waist baa four box
plaits, back and front.
In children's hats, one is of green
and white otraw, trimmer! with green
taffetas, ribbon and yellow poppies.
The waist is made with a round
neck, finished with a vride ruffle. The
frock is trimmed with blue braid.
The skirt is made in plaits and the
sash, passed beneath straps of the
material, is blue taffetas.
Another is of red roush straw,
trimmed with bows of red taffetas.
Many of thf dainty transparent
rtraws seen are bound on tjio edge with
black ilk or blue, or any required color
in order to strengthen them, as they
are very fragile for children's wear.
The siik shows almost an inch wide on
each side, while a scarf of the same col
or is tied around the crown to the
bock, where it finishes with bow and
hemstitched ends.
For elder Maters and mothers pique
powns are trimmed with white linen
English embroidery, which is also seen
on the white, ecru and blue linen gowns
now promising to be so popular. Irish
lace is being largely used also. It is
inset elaborately in many designs.
The linen gown Is to be the sum
mer gown par excellence and it Is ap
pearing in almost countless forms.
Some are plain to severity, wltb stitch
ed bands for a finish, others being
trimmed with elaborate embroideries
In Oriental colors. Pretty combina
tions are also made by trimming these
gowns with lace and heavy embroidery.
An extremely attractive gown ap
pears in a combination of blue and
white linen. The white forms bands,
which are stitched with bli,e, set on In
perpendicular lines, leading from tbe
waist down, or extending upwards from
the hem to the knee in alternate
lengths. Ilie vet, collar and cuffs air
In white. Another form of trimming
isliaen cut out In scroll designs. Most
popular of all, however. Is the very
openwork embroidery decoration, and
the more els borate It Is tbe more mod
ish It become.
A word must be giveo to the broad
collars which seem to be Indispensable.
Those of lace are particularly aa fait,
being worn either with gauss or cloth
gowns. Those heavy lac embroider
ed collars In soft pal colors are seen
on net aad muslin gowns as well.
An afternoon gown of silk gingham
I vary stylish. The yoke aad sleeve
are of white embroidery, with straps of
black velvet fastened by big pearl but-
A rcat law enacted by the Saxon
landtag (parliament) prohibit tbe
Chamber of Com mere and Export as
sociation of Dresden and all similar
business associations in Saxony from
giving lnfoma..oa of any character to
th reprawaUUrt of aay foreign
Continuous L'ne to be Built Aero
th South Fart of tbe Continent.
New York Sun: A great railroad
enterprise Is getting under way in Aus
tralia. Tbe surveys have been made
for a railroad from Port Augiixta, in
the state of South Australia, clear
across the southern eupe of the conti
nent to the mining town of Coolgardle,
In wentera Australia. As Coo!?ardie
is already joined by rail to Perth, on
the west coast, the trans-continental
road will be completed when It reaches
that point. '
The road will run quite near the sea,
where a telegrnrh has for yenrs con-
nected the eaxtrh and "western roasta
of the continent . NIne-tonths of the
mileage will bo through one of the
most barren deserts In the world, but
tb.c building of railroads through den
ert lands no lor; ser offers difficult prob
lems to engineers. The problems have
been solved, ami no one doubts that
the Htreiching of a railroad across this
part of Australia will be successfully
carried out.
The engineers say that the limestone
plateau to the north of the Great Aus
tralian I'iRht, along whose shores the
track will he laid. Is tbo only part of
the continent where there are no native
tribes. A considerable number of na
tives, however, live In the western part
of the region to be traversed.
Until the engineers recently went
over thiB desolate country the region
had been crossed only by Eyre, who.
while vainly hunting for new pasture
lands, made the Journey in 1810-41 that
cost him so much differing and the
loss of bis white comrades.
The, railroad will complete the con-"
nectlon by rail of all the Important
centers of population In Australia, ex
cepting some isolated settlements on
the north and northeast coast?. Here-
tofore it has always been necessary to
travel by sea between Perth, Freraan
tle, and Albany, the most important
towns In tbe state of western Australia,
and the well developed region of Vic-
torla and New South Wales.
Hut with the building of this rail
road the journey may be made from
the Kouthwest corner of Australia
through all the southern states of the,,
commonwealth. and north alongtheeast
coast as far as Roekhampton, on tho
midaie coast of Queensland. Thus near
ly all tne great mining regions and ag
ricultural districts will be connected
by rail, cither by the line along the
coasts or by branches from it already f
across the sandy wa.,tes of Australia,
which penetrate into the mining and
wool-producins di.trlctB of tho Interi
or. . , . 1
Eyre was Baved from tath when he t
crossed the continent by the discovery
that he could obtain water by dlt?sinf
It will be remembered with what in
finite difficulty the famous overland .
telegraph line from South to North ,
Australia was carried across the water
ier.! interior to meet the submarine ca
ble on the north coast N
But a great deal has been learned
about practical methods for carrying
on enterprises la the deserts since the
overland telegraph we.i stretched
across th esandy wastoa of Australia,
and there Is no reason to doubt that
the desert railroad now to be built will
be completed without very great dim-
Frisky Animals Have Sport With
Their Feline Enemies.
Boston Transcript: Hare you ever
seen a squirrel dnre a cat? It is the v
most amusing exhibition of mischievous
ntidncity. A large colony of fat, enter
prising squirrels live In the hfi? elm
trese of Walnut street. Brockllne, the
descendants of a pulr of tame squirrels
that were owned by a family occupying
one of the lovely old estates of early
Brookline in that vicinity, and which
were finally liberated to establish them
selves and their progeny as permanent
residents of the street. They are tho
tantalizing despair of numerou3 cat
that haunt the plnco in search of tooth
come morsels. The little crcatureB are
wonderfully tame and very quickly re
spond to friendly overtures In the shape
of nuts, which they soon learn to tiko
from one s hand. They scamper up and
down the big trees, whlskins? their
bushy frray tails in saury defiance of
their feline pursuers, who, with eager
eyes and watering mouths, follow tho
tantalizing motions of the squirrels as
they frisk about alluringly Juiit out of
each of the cruel claws. Sometimes the
game Is carried on so O.ringly that Jt
seems only by s hulr"s breadth that a
squirrel tragedy la averted, and yt very
few occur, and their number and free
dom seem undiminished.
Keeeives Fatal Blow from Swan,
Leader of the Birds.
Chicago Inter Ocean: As a result of
a fight with White Prize, the largest of
the Lincoln park Hwans. the leader of
the "zoo's" flock of wild geese U dead.
In the struggle between the two big
birds the wan flapped Its powerful
wings and struck Its opponent a blow
on the neck. The leader of the geese
sank to the bank of the pond la a limp
condition and kicked Its lat kick a
few moments later. A post-mortem
examination held: by Keeper DeVry
showed that the gooxe's neck bad been
The leader of the wild geese and the
swan have long been enemies. White
Prize has long enjoved the distinction
of being the king of the pond. The
swan's next nesrest competitor for su- '
pretnacy ha been tbe wild goose tbst
Is now dead. On several ocraaloas the
two bare fought Yesterday the swan
went Into the midst of tbe wild geese
and attacked Its old enemy, and the
birds fought for ten minutes before tb
goose received It death blow.
Th Vew American Msvy. -Sine
llti a fleet of battle-ships,
cruisers, snd t oped o-boats, stronger
than tbe two fleets that conquered tb
ship of Spain, has been added to tb
American navy. The new fleet contain
II battle-ship. ( armored eruaiara a .'
protected crullers, 4 monitors, 11 tor-'
pedo-boats, 16 torpedo-boat destroyer,
and 7 submarine boats In all 71 res-' '
ela. 0( these vessels I bet tie-ships. 1
"ubmarln" have been completed, and ,
many of th other vsta will bfla
lnd this jrnr. .