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NEWS OF THE STATE.
F unionists Coma to Omaha.
) Lincoln. Neb. The democratic and
populist state committee voted to re
establlfh their head'iuarU-rs In Uinaha.
4jhe location In the city will be deter
mined by the chairmen of the execu
tive commit tees.
The popuilnf committee elected TZ.
W. Nelnon of this city aw chairman to
succeed Charles Q. De Fran re. "Mr.
Nelson was eecretary of the committee
several year under former Chairman
Edrriliten, The chairman, candidates
and executive committee were author
ized to appoint a secretary ahd treas
urer. Trie ropullHt executive commit
tee consists of: li. E. Dawes, , Lincoln;
J. J. Points, Omaha; W. V. Alien, Mad
ison; F. M. Howard, Aurora; Dr. Rob
ert Damarell, Red Cloud; J. H. Ed
misten, Eddyvllle; Cliff Frank, Yorlf."
Chairman P. L. Hall announced (he
appointment of this democratic execu
tive committee: '. H. D. Travis, Platts
mouth; J. J. O'Connor, Omaha; Georgs
li .Loomis, Fremont George W. Phil
lips, Columbus; C.'"B. Scott, Kearney;
R. B. Wahlqul?t, Jlastlngs; R. O, Ad
ams, Grand Island!
The proposition "(organize a joint
committee to head the management ot
the campaign was considered, but not
Ropublleitn &tate Committee.
Lincoln, Neb. The republican state
Committee decided to maintain the
state headquarters in this city at the
Lindell hotel. The following executive
committee was 'appointed: First con
gressional district, J. C. Secrest, Lin
coln; Second, vVlctor Rose water, Oma-.
ha; Third. W. 1." Warner, Dakota City;
Fourth, Clark Robinson, Fairmont;
Fifth, L. W. Hague, Mlndcn; Sixth,.
Aaron Wall, Loup, City. ' . ' . '
All the state" nominees were present
and responded to 'calls for speeches
Besides these Senator Dietrich, Repre.
sentatlve E. J. Burkett of the First"
congressional district; 3. 3. McCarthy
of the Second, Judge Norrls of the
Fifth and Moses P. Klnkaid of the
Sixth ppoke. J. H. Mickey also spoke.
, Ssss Murder in a Vision.
Wood Stiver, Neb. (Special.) On
June 23 'John Donaldson, for thirty
years a resident of Wood River, was
found murdered near Pocatello. Idaho
Yesterday Fred Whitehead. , a farmer
living three miles east of town, told
of a dream he had th; night before,
when, in a vision, h saw with dis
tinctness the details of the murder ot
Donaldson and his companion. ' Mr.
The gulch, the lay of the land, the
surroundings, the man wltb the rifle
and his shooting of the men waa vlvld
d3 ma ujd inouXyi igx d 0 1
ly Impressed upon Mr. Whitehead's
mind and is still retained by him. The
facts as published tally exactly with
the vision of Mr. Whitehead. He says
that his impressions of the horrible
tragedy, the features and appearance
of the murderer, as so sharply and
clearly Impressed upon his mind tftU
be cculd pick the man'out of 10,000.
He describes the murderer ess man
about five feet ten inches tall, about
35 years old, light complexion,, blut
eyes, heavy, light-colored i mustache,
v.iarlng a faded gray hat, blue woolen
ehlrt and dark-colored trouBers. H
has sent this description to the o ccn
Mr. Whitehead Is a prominent and
well-to-do farmer and : hi strange
stor yis believed by -rrmnan i
Gillian Murder Case a- Mystery.
Lincoln, Neb. With the dismissal of
C. E. May ward, the last step in ths
prosecution of those cfiurged with the
murder of J. J. Glllllan has been taken
and it i more than likely, that the
guilty party or parties wllJ ever be
apprehended and convicted. In th
case of both '"Hayward and Balrd tht
star witness fulled to Identify the rner.
and thn case f the state fell through
far luck cf material evidence. Hay
ward has been held Bince last Octo
ber, In t he hope that evidence could
be secured to convict him, Seelnj the
useicsMiit-HK of the attempt, th county
attorney allowed the case to be "dls
missed. .: ...
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State Nws Notes.
Llnctiln, Nc'b.-Pnlllp'plno ' veteran
met In rponse to a tall Issued by
Captain Coegrovp, -to form a local
branch of the National Society Army
of the Philippines. A complete organ
Izatlon will be made at an adjourned
meeting next Wednesday night.
Beatrice. Neb. To better its service
the city lighting company has ordered
a new engine and dynamo of ISO-horse
power capacity Jund other new machin
ery will be Insthtfrd doubling the pres
ent capuclty ot'the. plant. .
Lexington, Neb. Miss Sophy Mullln
was badly burned here. Her hair.'
which she was combing, caught lire
from a gusollne stove. Her mother
heard her screams and ran to hef as
sistance. The (lames were extinguish
ed, but no iief"rc,lhe girl li!fd buen
dlsDgured i0 llff.
Fremont, NebXj. P. BrlltllnB of
this place has hVen allowed I75 by
tcngiens for breltfurnlshed Iowa re-
crults at Clinton. Vf,
claim hns been- ptiij fiei
. i tie
et since the
ticse tf the war,
Lincoln. Neb.-The Ktil'e board of ag
riculture met atiIextended an Invita
tion to Secretary of Agriculture Wll-son-snd
W. J. Bryan toip!eak at the
state fair on farm topics. The board
also decided to offer 1200 In prize tot
drills on fraternal day. '
Trenton, Neb.-A B. A M. bridge,
.nil and a half east of town, caught
ftre by a oal- dropping from an en
gtne and waa almost cotisuwd. . An
txtra work train earn from McCook
W4 rtyalr4 It to trmioa om paM otm.
WATCHING- FOE CYCLONES.
Westerners Tear Them as the Island
era Do Volcanoes.
Recent disturbances by volcanic
t ruptlon In the island of Martinique and
Gautemala bring oi:t In tull measure
the sympathy of the residents of the
cyclone district of the Southwest The
cyclone is by far the worst form of
disaster that visits this country, com
ing at unexpected times and dealing
death .and destruction in widespread
When the summer days bring waves
7f heat across the stretthes-ef hot sod.
then the residents of the prairie West
begin to cast their eyes to the wind
ward. They are watching the forma
tion of the clouds, and he who could
not distinguish a cyclone bank from
any other is Indeed a tenderfoot. Then
the cry-of warning Is carried across the
plains',. and the members of every fam
ily. make for :thvlr - cyclone cellars.
These cellars differ in various commun
ities. '.The nomilar 'cvclone' cellar on
,theais of - wWeVn : Kansas, where
cystines a few years ago were almost a
dally occurrence, are ordinary sod
houses, builtrlbw and strong.
In the Russian communities of Kan
sas these cyclones houses serve as the
family residence' the year around. They
are about seven feet high, and built ex
ceptionally strong. The roofs are slant
ing, and the houses are set to the wind,
that is, the ends are faced toward the,
east and west
In Oklahoma every farmhouse is
backed up by a cave, a hole dug into
the ground, and covered by an earthen
roof. Some farmers have gone so far
in protecting themselves against cy
clones that they have a small cannon
loaded with salt and buckshot, which
is fired into the whirling clouds as they
'approach. .This has been known to
tiinrthe course of a storm. It is a
common event to dismiss school on the
plains of Oklahoma when a bank of
elouds -begins to arise in the southwest.
These wind and rain storms are becom
ing -mdre uncommon every day. and it
is believed that the planting of trees
and- the settlement of the barren sod
has had much to do with it. Before
Oklahoma was thoroughly well settled
dozens of cyclones were reported every
day in the hot months. The writer was
in the Newklrk one day in the early
period of that town's existence, and
saw seven cyclones form In the after
noon. All of them followed the course
of the Arkansas river, and "struck" in
the Osage Indian reservation, far to the
Good Old Times.
People who talk of the good old times
should read these facts, compiled by
"Popular Mechanics." In the good old
There was not a public library in the
Almost all the furniture was import
ed from England.
An old copper mine in Connecticut
was used as a prison.
There was only one hat factory, and
that made cocked hats.
Virginia contained a fifth of the
whole population of the country.
A man who jeered at the preacher
or criticised the sermon was fined.
Two stage coaches bore all the travel
between New York and Boston.
A day laborer considered himself well
paid with 2 shillings a day.
The whipping post and pillory were
still standing In New York and Bos
ton. Trousers were fastened with pegs or
laces. ' .
The church collection was taken in
a bag at the end of a pole, with a bell
attached to arouse the sleepy contribu
tors. Washington Times.
"Ten per cent of the world's popula
tion Is more or less somnambulistic,"
said a physician, "and every one, at
one time or another, has done a little
sleepwalking. I myself, when a lad, got
up, dressed, took my books, and went
to school on a summer night, my father
following close behind to see that I
should come to no harm.
YBlonde persons are more apt to he
somnambulists than dark folk, and In
cold climates there Is more somnambu
lism than in warm ones. In certain
Greenland villages, I have been told,
the hut doors are locked from without
by a watchman in order that those
within may not come forth in their
sleep, and maybe freeze to death. Hut
in Egypt and such like hot lands such
precaution is unnecessary." Philadel
A Heckless Plunger.
In the great gambling hall there was
breathless silence. -
K poker game between two of the
billionaires was In progress.
About their table were: packed and
Jammed hundreds of curious, excited
people, watching their play with aston
ishment. "I'll bet you a porter-house steak,"
Murmurs of awe rise from the walch
eis. Clear and stern comes the answer:
"I'll see that porter-house steak nnd
raise you r two rib roasts, a pig's
knuckle and a can of ox-tall soup."
Here the onlookers gasped.
One of them, Indeed, muttered:
"It Is such things as this that make
anarchists." Baltimore American.
A student In the New England Con
servatory of Music says thnt out of 85
In this year's graduating class only 26
pnssed the final examinations, thereby
entitling them to diplomas. "This only
goes to show," says the Boston Journal,
."that the Increasing regldlty of exam
ination papers which has been so no
tlcBlilo in .the professional schools of
lato Is extending to the Institutions of
art and music as well."
Clarence Hale, brother of Senator
Kuge.no Halo, who has been appointed
the United States district Judge of
Mains, has served as city solicitor of
Portland and as a member of the leg
Islfttnrc, and la widely known In the
Pins Tre State. He la a member of
the Maine Historical society, and has
one of the best private libraries In New
Prof. B. 8. Ooff, one of the most emi
nent horticulturist of the country and
a professor of tbe State University of
nrLain la aw He wan the author
of a nnmber ot aUntoN work on nor-ttmltvr.
WORLD'S FAIR NEWS NOTES.
The five counties of tbe Arkansas
valley in eastern Colorado, one of the
most favored regions of tbe West, con
templates making a joint exhibit as a
part of the Colorado exhibit at the
CommiKKioner Ernest H. Wands
nrin from Peru a nackage of newspa
ner clinninES which show a very lively
Interest in the exposition In that t-oun
try. Commissioner Wands has nan
conferences with the prini-jpal govern
ment officials as well as many promin
ent business men and is confident that
Pern, having made a liberal appropria
tion and provided for a commission,
will have a splendid representation..
Joi.n Rice Chandler, commissioner to
the five Central American republics for
the world's fair, has now reached Nic
aragua, having visited Guatemala and
Salvador. From all these countries he
has forwarded newspaper clippings and
other information showing the inten
tion of those republics to be well rep
resented at the fair.- Their wealth of
natural resources Insures exhibits of far
more than ordinary interest.
A mammoth "iron elephant" for the
world's fair is the creation of Joseph
Husak of Chicago. The body of. tbe
metallic animal is to be four stories
high, the floors to be reached by eleva
tors In the legs. On top of the elephant
it is proposed to have a roof garden and
observatory. This elephant, which is
to be '300 feet long and 250 feet high,
Hgsak hopes to erect at the world's
Jatr'at St. Louis if the exposition au
thorities will grant him permission.
. Colorado expects to send half a mil
lion dollars worth of live stock to the
A party of newspaper men represent
ing the papers of Cleveland, O., visited
the world's fair this wek as guests of
the Big Four route. The magnitude of
the enterprise and the splendor of its
conception brought out many expres
sions of surprise from the visitors.
The next visitors of royal blood to
the world's fair will be the Grand Duke
Boris of Russia, cousin to the czar, and
the Crown Prince of Slam. The Grand
Duke Boris will reach San Francisco in
a few weeks. The Prince of Siam is
now In Great Britain to attend the cor
onation, and will pass through the Uni
ted States soon after the ceremonies at'
The Count Rochambeau says he will
come to America again In 1904 to visit
tbe world's fair at St Louis. The
countess will drape her room in the
Vendome chateau with the American
flag presented to her by the Daughters
of the American Revolution.
The auditor of Louisiana has reported
the finances of that commonwealth to
be in such fine condition that $100,000
can be appropriated for the state build
ing and exhibit at the world's fair with
out subjecting the treasury to any dan
ger of an overdraft.
The Kentucky Exhibit association,
which is raising $100,000 for the world's
fair exhibit from that state, will be In
corporated. The American Woolen company,
comprising 33 plants for the manufac
ture of fine clothes, has decided to make
a competitive exhibit of all their woolen
products at the world's fair.
Charles H. Fairbanks, treasurer of
the Bigelow Carpet company, intends
to secure concentrated action for an
exhibit of American carpets and rugs
at the world's fair.
Southwestern Vegetation Either
Armed or Armored.
Writing in the Century of the South
west (Arizona and New Mexico partic
ularly), Ray Stannard Baker has this
to say of the self-protected plants of
the desert spaces:
"In the green hills one loves to He on
the grass, to brush against the trees,
to pick a twig here and there and taste
the tart sap, but the desert allows no
such familiarity. Everything that lives
within its confines is either armed or
armored. Every cactus stalk is covered
with a myriad of spines and hooks as
sharp as needles, that warn one to keep
his distance. Tread not on the cactus
with your heavy shoes even, for the
barbed spines will often pierce thick
leather; every rider of the plains has
had the experience of picking cactus
spines from his bare flesh. The mas
qult tree, which Is a near relative to
the honey locust, is covered with
thorns, so that you trespass at your
peril; the cat's claw strikes at you as
you pass, tearing your clothing and
lacerating your skin. Even the aeaves
and the yuccas, the green foliage of
which looks soft enough in the dis
tance, are armed with leaves each of
which is a double-edged sword with a
spear point. The leaves' of the spread
ing bunches of bear grass, which cov
ers a thousand desert hills, often are
so stiff, needle-pointed, and rasp-edged
that no animal ever ventures to touch
them. Even the greasewood and the
strange paloverde tree the "green
pole" of the Mexicans, a tree with
branches, but with almost Invisible
leaves while having no spines, yet
know well how to protect themselves.
Break off a twig of either, and the smell
of it that clings to your fingers will
cure you well of further desire to med
dle." "A BrltlHh officer in South Africa,"
says the London Chronicle, "sends an
account of General DeWet's passing,
at his own request, through thn English
blockhouse lines in the neighborhood
of LIndley, on his way to confer with a
commando. He camo to the officers'
mess to afternoon tea, drank coffee and
ate case. He was In the best of spirits,
this leader, who Is often spoken of as
mixxiy even to madness. So, too, he
was when a week later he repassed the
English lines, drank more cofTeo, and
in more senses than one took the cake.
For all the British who saw him were
delighted by his simple and gay bear
ing, by the Interest he took In an offi
cer down with the fever, at whose bed
side he sat, and by the cordnllty of his
he ptit It, ever bring them within his
promise to extend eirual hospitality to
his hosts should the fortunes of war, as
The Japanese government has an
nounced that Japan will welcome post
ponement of the St Louis expositions,
because In 1903 the great exposition la
to be held at Osaka, which will Inter
fere with a worthy representation at
St. Louis, but In 1004 the best of the
Osaka exhibits could ba brought to St.
IiOUlS. . .
HIS NEW BTJO.
The Specimen Proved to Have Been
New York Times: As the stogie man
stool at the end of the bar he chuckled
to himself and blew clouds ot smoke
until the mixer had serious thoughts of
sending In a call for the fire depart
ment. Fortunatelx, the broker's -clerk
and the meek man came in together,
and 'the oracle let it out.
"Got a laugh on that college profes
sor up my way. His regular graft is
anatomy, you know; but he makes a
side issue of zoology in general 'specil-
ly Insects and bugs. Reg'iar bug hunt
er one of these fellers that chase but
terflies and such with a young fish net,
and Impales specimens on a big-beaded
pin, and. as though "that wasn't bad
enough, insults the por creatures by
writing unpronounceable names under
"Well, he was returning from church
with his family last Sunday when be
uiscovered a new and singular insect
on the front doorstep. He was natural
ly mighty pleased, and. forming his
handkerchief into a net,, he pounced
down upon and succeeded in capturing
"'Bring in the microscope, children,'
says he, 'an' tell your ma to hurry. I
want her to look at It I'm sure it be
longs to the hemiptera class, and is a
new specimen. Here, Charlie, put your
eye to the glass and tell me what you
" 'Oh, pa, ain't it splendid! It's got
four wings, eight eyes, and don't it
sparkle! Red and green and yellow
oh, it's getting away, ain't it?'
"'Then it isn't dead!' cried the pro
fessor, in ecstacy. He's so near-sighted
that he passes his next-door neigh
bor on the street without knowing him.
'I wasn't quite sure whether it moved
or not. Let me look! Yes, I think, af
ter all, it belongs to the genus penta
mera the antennae have that peculiar
flexible look; and yet, now that I look
again, the eyes seem to. indicate that
It is a phytocoridae, in which case it
will be very destructive to your ma's
plants, and we must kill it at once. It
will be a very valuable addition to our
collection. Marie, Where's the chloro
form?' " 'What are you going to do with it?'
asked Mrs. Professor. She 'Wouldn't
trust him with the paregoric without
knowing what he was going to do with
it, he's so absent-minded. ,
" 'Kill this insect as son as. you have
" 'Well, I guess not,' says she, look
ing with much interest at the new
specimen. 'I paid $2 for that insect,
as you call it, last week, to wear on
my new bonnet, and It must have drop
ped off when I came in. It belongs to
the genus millineraeand couldn't be
any dearer if it had been baked for a
century. Science will have to get on
without it, professor; it's already class
ified.'" WASHING BLUE FOB THE HAIR.
Said to Remove Yellow Tint from
Locks Turning Gray.
Gray hair is an ordeal to the average
woman under the most favorable cir
cumstances, and she probably finds In
it little that is to be palliated. On the
other hand, most women would proba
bly not mind it so much if they were
certain that all their hair would become
white Immediately and not remain for
coveral vears In the yellowish, mixed
stage that comes to all women who have
not black hair. It is tne promem oi
getting their hair white all at once
that troubles most women.
Some of the Paris hairdressers are
said to be able to make the balr quite
white when once It begins to turn. The
process is expensive under any circum
stances. A remedy has been found which is
successful in the case of moBt of the
women who have tried it. It is not ex
pensive,' for the process consists in giv
ing the hair a bath of washing blue.
The blue must not be too strong, but
must be liberally mixed with water.. If
one bath does not have the effect of
taking all the yellow out of the hair,
the operation should be repeated.
In a day or two after the batch of
blue has been given the yellow will be
gin to fade from the hair, and in a
short time it will be quite white.
GOOD KING, GOOD POET.
Fifteen poems by King Oscar of
Sweden will be published In Paris at an
early date. They have been written
within the last year, and were recently
translated into French by M. Sonne
berg, a son of the Swedish-Norwegian
vice consul at Paris. ,
There will be two Introductions to
the book, one of which will be written
by Jules Claretlo aid the other prob
ably by Sully Prudhommfi.
Those who have read the poems In
manuscript say that they are of a high
order of merit, and will easily place
King Oscar in the first rank of modern
CMINA WANTS BICYCLES.
That It would be worth while for
American manufacturers of bicycles to
look for. trade in China Is evhient from
a report which has Just been sent by
the Italian consul at Tientsin to his
"Enterprising manufacturers of bicy
cles," he says, "could easily establish
a large business In China, and especial
ly at Tientsin, since' that city is sur
rounded by several small villages,
which at present lack the proper fa
cilities for communicating with each
other. Bicycles are now only sold In
Tientsin by two Chinese dealers, and
as a result a large price is paid for
"Doctor," said the wild-eyed young
man, "my wife Is a kleptomaniac. Do
you think you can do anything for
"Well, we might try vaccination," re
plied the young doctor. "You know
thnt keeps people from taking things."
A Candid Husband,
The following advertisement appear
ed the other day In an English paper:
Wanted Gentleman desires two
plainly furnished rooms, with board
nnd attendance, In country village, for
wife who is subject to fltf of Utcnsr.
A EELIC OF LAFAYETTE.
The Tilghman Family Has a Letter
He Wrote to Their Ancestor.
New York Sun: The death of the
Marchioness de la Rosiere, in Paris, has
recalled to some New Yorkers en inter
esting incident in the early history oi
the Tilghman family of which the mar
chioness was the last to bear the name.
When Lafayette, Baron de Kalb and
their party came to America to enlist
with the American patriots who were
fighting for the cause of liberty, they
brought, besides their credentials from
the French government, a personal let
ted issued by William Carmichael, sec
retary of the American delegation wh&
went to Paris to ask for the aid of the
French, to Tench Tilghman, who was
an aide-de-camp of Gen. George Wash
ington. The letter is still preserved by
the family and is kept in a safe deposit
vault downtown. It reads as follows:
"Dear Sir: Permit me to put you in
mind of an old friend by introducing to
your particular notice the Marquis de
Lafayette and the Baron de Kalb, as
well as the Colonels Lafier and Valfeit
The first of the first connections and
fortune in France. The latter all offi
cers of the first consideration here in
their different ranks. I beg you to in
troduce them to the gal lan test of our
countrymen, who, I hope, want no ex
ample to inspirit them to act to deserve
the continuance of the admiration of
Europe which they now have. If such
should be wanted, see in the marquis
an example too striking not be fol
lowed, a young nobleman with a clear
fortune of 15.000 sterling a year pre
ferring every danger in search of glory
to the tranquil pleasures such connec
tions and such fortune could give him,
with the example of almost all his pre
decessors who fell in battle to deter
"The public will instruct you in our
news. The loss of our common friend at
Chester distresses me. I hope., from
your knowledge of me you do not re
quire more testimonies to my past sen
timents which my present situation will
confirm, although absent in this time of
danger and glory. I understand youT
brother Dick was well a week or two
ago and on the point of sailing for
India. I am, Dr. Sr., yours very affec
tionately, "WILLIAM CARMICHAEL.
"Paris, 17 March, 1777.
"To Tench Tilghman, Esqr., per the
Marquis de la Fayette and the Baron
de Kalb, Philadelphia." -
Tench Tilghman, the great-greatgrandfather.
of -the late marchioness,
was Washington's aid frormthe begin
ning to the end of the revolution. When
Cornwallis surrendered to Washington
at Yorktown, the honor of carrying to
congress the news of the magnificent
victory of the American forces was in
trusted to Colonel Tilghman. The let-1
ters announcing the victory, which
Tilghman bore on horseback to Phila
delphia, contained a reference to the
splendid services of the bearer to the
cause,, and congress voted Tilghman a
sword and horse with accoutrements in
recognition of his fidelity and loyalty.
The brother Dick referred to' in the
letter from Secretary Carmichael was
Hon. Richard Tilghman, who. was then
on his way to India to visit his cousin,
Sir Philip Francis, who fought a duel
with the great Warren Hastings.
A Place in Hungary Where Every
body Must Play Chess.
Pearson's Weekly. There is in Hun
gary a village probably unique among
the world's townships, in that it not
only encourages chess as a pastime, but
insists that the king of games shall be
played by every man, woman, and child
in the place.
It is just as necessary in this out-of-the-world
spot for the inhabitants to
be proficient chess players as it is for
them, to be able to read, write, and
cipher. Prizes are given to the school
children for proficiency in chess. Prob
lems are given to the scholars that they
are expected to take home and work out
in their spare hours in addition to their
Hungary has long been famous for
her chess players. Indeed, this little
village has, as can be well understood,
turned out more than one player who
has been considered fit to rank with
such giants as Lasker, Steinitz, and
Every Christmas a great tournament
is held in the village, and the burgo
master gives prizes for the best juvenile
and adult players.
It Happened in a Church and Caused
New York Christian Advocate: Co
Incidences of a ludicrous character are
liable to occur on the most solemn oc
casions. As an Illustration, we recall
that the Rev. C. R. Moses of Virginia,
a Baptist preacher of considerable xe
nown, once spent a Sunday in Rich
mond, soon after he had visited the
beautiful regions around Mountain lake
in Giles county, Virginia. Being In
vited by one of the city pastors to
preach, toward the close of the sermon
he gave as an Illustration a vivid de
scription of thn wonderful landscape,
Bcones which he had just beheld, and as
he closed called on the choir to sing
somethlng'of their own selection. They
struck -up the old hymn beginning,
"There is "a land of pure delight." but
when they reached the' fourth stanza
thes words confronted them:
Could we but Btand where Moses stood,
And view the landscape o'er.
They tried to sing, but broke down.
The congregation followed their ex
ample, and the service closed in gen
Kranklelgh Naw! I don't 1l my
new neighborhood at all. Every man
on the street's a cad.
Sharpe You don't say?
Kranklelgh Yes, and there's one
man In particular who isn't fit to live
there at all.
Sharpe Strange; that's what all the
other neighbors say. Philadelphia
The voters' lists for Paris, as revised,
show the total number of electors In
the capital to be 605,271, as compared
with 550.691 iMt year, an Increase of
SCOTT AND JUMBO.
A Circus Man's Stories of the Little ;
Man and the Big Elephant.
Washington Evening Star: Ele
rhants are verv neculiar animals. No
one can possibly tell who they will take
a notion to, or who they' will turn
against, and there is no telling in ad
vance what they will do toward any
one. They are, more than woman, past
I, The speaker was W. H. Gardner, gen
eral agent of the Adam Forepaugh &
Sells Bros.' shows, who was in the city
a few hours. Mr.'-- Gardner has been
around the world repeatedly. Continu
ing, he said:
'The general supposition obtains
that elephants may be handled only by
the severest methods. In some respects -that
is true. But there are some eh-- '.
phants that will not stand any sort of
punishment. They know their strength,
aud will use it if provoked. One of the
most noted illustrations of this fact
was Jumbo. Mr. Bailey purchased Jum
bo from the Zoological Gardens .' of
London. He brought with him Mat
thew Scott who had charge (k Mta
frnm the time he fircf name from Sf&m
to London. '-.
"Now, Scott was one of the gentlest
little men ever seen. He has ' been
working in Mr. Bailey's menagerie
since Jumbo's death, taking care ot
small animals, and; by the way, he is in
Europe with Mr. Bailey now doing the
same thing. Jumbo was the only ele
phant he ever handled.
"When Jumbo arrived we all went
down to the dock. There had been en
ormous difficulties in getting him.,
aboat the ship at London, and like dif
ficulties were expected here in unload- ;
ing him. Mr. Bailey sent Scott In to sea ,
Jumbo. The little man went In and be- '
gan to talk to the biggest brute in the -world
since prehistoric times.' His soft '
gentle voice could scarcely be heard.
With his hands empty, Scott went up
to Jumbo in his room, which had been 4
built upon the upper deck of the ship,
and walked up to him confidently, and
"Hello, Jumbo. Nice old Jumbo! '.
Won't you come with me, Jumbo? Come
on, Jumbo! Come along!'. . 'ij
"And as he loosened the chains upon '
Jumbo's ankles, the big fellow stepped
out of the house and submitted quietly .
to the process of being hoisted off. the
ship by means of an enormous crane.
Scott remained with. Jumbo all the
time. He paid no attention to any of
the other elephants. Among them wast
a very big and very bad elephant call-J
ed Pilot, who long since pa the death
penalty for his wickedness. It wa:
plain to be seen that Pilot was horribly,
jealous of Jumbo. Before Jumbo's ar-t
rival Pilot had been the star mopster j
of the herd, and he seemed to know '
that he had been superseded as well as i
we knew it."
' "One evening at Lansing, Mich., Pi
lot got loose from his chains, and with
out making any noise, he worked his
way around in -front of. Jumbo's place
of . honor in the menagerie. Suddenly
Scott felt himself seized and dragged
backwards, and in the next instant
he saw before him the enormous trunk
of Jumbo. Looking beyond the. protect-
ing trunk he saw the maddened Pilot
standing before him, shrieking his an
ger at being prevented by Jumbo front,:,
wreaking his dislike upon Scott. But
old Jumbo stood Just there, holding
Scott between his trunk and his fore
legs, and Mr. Pilot knew it would' be
bad work for him to come any closer.
"Pilot's shrieks were heard all
around the show, and In a moment his",
keepers came running in from the cook ;
tent, where they were eating ineir sup- r-
per, and for a wnne iney naa a lively .
time of it getting Pilot back to his .
place and getting him securely chain- ,
ed. ' -
"Another time, at Ottumwa, la., Pilot
led the other elephants into stampede.
At first it seemed as if Jumbo would
join them, but" when old Scott said,'
'Here, Jumbo,' what are you' going to
do? You are. not going to leavcold'
Scott, are you? Stay here, Jumbo,' and .
I am -blessed if the big fellow didn't
quiet down in an instant. A few mo-
ments later the other elephants got be
yond control of their keepers and bolt
ed off through an alley at the side of i
the eh grounds. Old Scott took Jum
bo, and hurrying out to the end of the
alley, where the elephants were shriek-'
ing a sort of pow-wow, as if they were
deciding what they would do, Scott sent
i.imlm intn the nllcv ahead of him.
saying, 'Send them home, Jumbo.-.-
Make them go back, Jumbo.' And.bacfc.j
they went. ""1
I n m in nounr itiit x mriw iir H iiiiiii-.ir.
all the time he was with the show,
from the time he landed until his un-f
timely death by accident up in Canada.
It will be remembered that .it was nis
attempt to rescue his little mate, Tom
1 numb, irom injury Dy a train, wnica
caused him to be squeezed between the
bank of fi. cut and the train, and killed.
Tom Thumb was the smallest elephant ,
in the herd, and Jumbo would have
nothing to do with the rest. Tom was
a lady elephant despite the name, and
Jumbo was her Bteadfast beau, while
old Scott was a sort of guardian to
A firm of London wine merchants has
ust recolvedfrom the Court of Chancery
a check for 95 for wine supplied to a
eiictnttier In the vear 1816. the litlcation ,
B - .
T TT; T n.V.J TT . '. V
And when Mary MacLane's demon
lover came at last the brutish Butte
police diagnosed him as a crazy Italian
and locked him up. Buffalo Express.
August von Ende, a pioneer German
resident of Wisconsin, Is dead. Hia
grandfather was a German nobleman ,
whose cFtatcs were confiscated during ;
the Napt'ifonlc lnvaslou.
Prince Henry, of Prussia, recently re-
covered an old relic of his family In a
singular manner. On board a German
warship a cabin boy (according to thn
Kolnische Zeltung) showed him a watcJri
belonging to Queen Louise, the prince's I
great-grandmother, together with A I
document attesting Its authenticity!
Fleeing from the French troops In 1806,
the queen had stayed with ancestors of
the boy's family, and had given them
the watch, which the boy respectfully ..
presented to the prince. Prince Honrjr-j
accepted It, and, besides making sf
money payment, has had the boy ad
mitted to tbe Hamburg School of Navigation.
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