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Senate to Dispcse of Appropriations Quick
ly to Make Way for Subsidy Bill.
In (lie Hoime Revenue Red net Jon Likely
to Inn|>lre Vigorous Debate—Hazing
l'ractlre May He Cootldi red Any Time
—Other Matter* In Washington.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 11.—If consid
eration of the naval appropriation
bill is completed Monday, as it is sup
posed it will be, the ship subsidy bill
will be called up by Senator Frye and
that bill rill continue to receive the
attention of the senate during the re
mainder of the day. Senator Caff^ry
will take the floor when the bill is
taken up and is expected to occupy
the remaining portion of the day.
whatever time there may lie left. Sen
ator Proctor has given notice that as
chairman of the committee ou agri
culture he will call up the agricul
tural appropriation bill on Tuesday.
There will be no effort to prevent
displacement of the subsidy bill by
the appropriation bill. The committee
on approoriations hopes to be able to
report the fortifications appropriation
bill by the time the agricultural bill
shall be disposed of and the army ap
propriation bill is expected to lie
reached later in the week. The plan
is to have all appropriation bills acted
on as promptly as possible after they
are reported, but when there are no
bills of that character before the sen
ate the subsidy bill will continue to
have right of wav.
No decision has been reached yet
as to whether there will be renewed
effort to secure night sessions in the
considering of the subsidy bill, but
the present indications are that there
will be no further immediate attempt
in that direction. The opponents of
the bill declare that in case of a re
newal of the night meetings the
friends of the bill will he compelled
to keep constantly in the chamber a
quorum of their own. While they
made frequent demands for a call of
the senate during the evening sessions
of last week, they always themselves
replied to their names when called.
It is now understood to be their pur
pose not t) do this in case of further
efforts to bring the bill to a vote by
carrying the senate meetings into the
Much interest is felt in the effort
which is to be made to secure legis
lation in connection with the army
appropriation bill in regard to the
Philippines and Cuba. It has been al
ways supposed that any attempt in
either direction would open up the en
tire colonial policy of the administra
tion and lean to interminable debate,
but there is now unquestionably a
quite general acquiesence in the ef
fort to be made for Philippine and Cu
ban legislation. Whether tills is due
to the fact that there has not been
time to consider the bearing of these
twro proposed amendments sufficiently
or to the general desire to avoid an
extra sessi u of congress, does not yet
appear. Be that as it may, a major
ity at least of the democrats seem
quite willing that a vote should bo
reached on botli these provisions. In
deed, it is understood to be the posi
tion of Senator Jones of Arkansas and
of liis immediate supporters in oppo
sition to the subsidy bill that there
will be no obstacle to getting a vote
upon any 1 ill before the senate, ex
cept the ship subsidy bill and possibly
file oleomargarine bill.
T lie revenue reduction bill will come
before the house tomorrow, with some
prospect of an animated discussion.
The ways and means committee has
already determined on a recommen
dation for a disagreement to the sen
ate amendments to the bill and that
a conference with the senate be asked.
But this ''‘termination has aroused
considerable feeling among the major
ity members of the committee and
this may i’nd expression when Chair
man Payne presents the report and
moves for a conference.
Following this matter, the diplo
matic and consular appropriation bill
will claim attention, the general dis
cussion of foreign questions, particu
larly the Philippines, being still open.
The armv appropriation bill and the
sundry civil bill also w’ill receive con
sideration during the week.
Declaration Made In n Poster Fastened
to Palace Gates.
LONDON, Feb. 11.—The Daily Mail
makes the following statement: A
notice declaring Edward VII an usurp
er and Mary IV the rightful queen was
posted on the gates of St. James pal
ace and at the guild hall on the night
Queen Vice trie died. It w'ss not signed
and no one saw it posted at eittier
place, but It is known to have been
the handiwork of a member of the Ja
cobite league. Probably no action will
be taken, but the Incident explains
why the legitimists were not allowed
to put flowers on the statute of
Charles I. January 1.
Gen Mandcrsnn Hitler.
OMAHA, Feb. 11.—General Charles
F. Mander.-on had gained so much
yesterday that he was able to partly
dress and sit up. He was much bet
ter than at any time since bis illness
Mnjor Cartn'ii Column Encounter* Them
^ — »Dil Fierce Fighting Follow n.
EAST LONDON, Cape Colony. Feb.
11 —Details have been received here
of severe fighting at Tabaksberg
mountain, forty miles east of the
railway and about midway between
Smalldeet and Bloemfontein,
Major Crewe, with a composite col
umn traveling southwest, sighted the
mountain on the morning of January
31. He heard heavy firing and know
ing that Colonel Pilcher’s column was
on the other tide of the mountain he
concluded that this office was in ac
tion. Consequently he hurried for
ward, only to meet Boers streaming
down and evidently retiring from Col
onel Pilcher’s lyddite shell.. Immedi
ately Major Crewe brought three fif
teen-pounders and a pompon to hear
j on the Boers, who, however, were
found to he to numerous that it was
impossible to head them. Orders were
given to return to camp, about two
miles from the mountain. The col
umn rested until 4 o’clock in the aft
ernoon, when the march was resumed
Major Crewe was just touching the
southern point of the mountain when
a terrific rifle fire opened from a
large force of Boers who were in am
buscade on the mountain. The fight
soon became general. The Boers out
numbered the British five to one and
were attacking them on both flanks
and the rear. The British pompom
jammed and became useless. Major
Crewe grasped the situation and lay a
brilliant move got the comoy into a
safe position.
Between 7 and 8 o’clock in the even
ing the Boers charged the position
and turned both Hanks. The British
ammunition became exhausted and
Major Crewe was obliged to retire
; and abandon the pompom after the
j advance party had endeavored to
save it and had sustained severe
! losses.
a rear guard action was iougm uy
Major Crewe into the (amp, where
the wagons had been laagered. He
personally superintended the retire
ment. the Boers harassing him
throughout. Entrenchments were
thrown up during the night.
When morning came Major Crewe
started to join General Knox, twelve
; miles southwest. The Boers immedi
I ately reattacked him, compelling him
to fight a second rearguard action for
a few miles. General Dewet person
ally commanded the Boers, estimated
at 2,500. Major Crewe’s force was
only 700. Eventually the British offi
cer joined General Knox and return
! ed to Bloemfontein. Lord Kitchener
I has highly complimented Major Crewe
I on the achmievenient.
Will He (alien Her Freedom After 12
Year'* Imprlunninent.
CHICAGO, Feb. 11.—A special ca
blegram from London to tho Chicago
Record cays’ A well authenticated
report reaches the Record correspond
ent tonight to the effect that Florence
T. T. Maybrick will be released from
Alyesbury piison tomorrow (Monday.)
At the United States embassy nothing
is known about the matter, and Am
bassador Choate when seen at his resi
dence tonight declined either to deny
or confirm the rumor.
Ever since Charles Thomson
Ritchie, the new home secretary, came
into office hist November efforts to se
cure the release of Mrs. Maybrick have
been act'v> and have continued up
to within a very few days ago. The
efforts of Ambassador Choate, al
though made informally, have beei
unceasing. When Mrs. Maybrick was
allowed ill' privilege of seeing her
New York lawyer, Clark Bell, last
summer, that gentleman told the Rec
ord correspondent that the chances for
his client’s release were more favor
able than they had been at any other
time during her twelve years’ incar
Tlie authorities conversant with the
attempts to secure the famous prison
er’s freedom assert that if at last she,
is to be given her liberty this may be
regarded as due to the influence of
King Edwvrcl and may be interpreted
as a token of appreciation of Ameri
can sympathy over the death of Queen
Armours I’ay for Quail.
LINCOLN. Neb., Feb. 9.—Through
B. C. Eldridge of South Omaha the
Armour Packing company pleaded
guilty in Justice Green’s court to the
charge of violating the state game
laws. A car of quail was found in
the company's possession last week,
and proceedings were begun by local
members of the Fish and Game Pro
tection association. On the plea of
guilty the company was fined $500,
which was paid promptly.
Parking Plant to K<‘*ume.
NEBRASKA CITY, Nob., Feb. 9.—
The packing houses in this city,
which were closed down last summer
on nccount of a disagreement among
tho stockholders of the Chicago Pack
ing and Provision company, have been
bought by a new company and will
be started up immediately. W. L.
Gregson of Chicago will be president.
Kttrluier'fl A rentier* Arr:ilgne<l.
CAPETOWN, Feb. 9.—Albert Cart
wright, editor of the South African
News, who was arrested yesterday
charged with criminal and seditious
libel contained in a letter accusing
General Kitchener of secretly instruc
ting his troops to take no prisoners,
was formally arraigned in police
court here this morning and remand
ed in £2,000 bail.
Reports Go Round London That Chamber
lain Ii Reconsidering.
K<>tiihI Table Conference with I.Ibi ral
louder* In Contemplation The Stor
ies Denied llie Mouthpiece o I
Colonial Secretary.
LONDON, Fob. 0.—Pn'.ili attention
has again turned to South Africa by
the dispatch of reinforcements and
the publication of Lord Roberts’ mail
Rumors have been in circulation
that Mr. Chamberlain has reconsid
ered bis South African policy and was
contemplating a round-table confer
ence with Mr. John .Worley and Sir
William Hat-court and the recall of
Sir Alfred Milner. The Daily Mail
says it is able to assert, on Mr. Cham
berlain’s authority, that the story Is
a fabrication and that the government
retains the irest absolute confidence
in Sir Alfred Milner. “Mr. Chamber
laic flatly denies," says the Mail,
“that be lias had any communication
with any member of the opposition
on the subject of the war."
Lord Roberts’ dispatches are not
re,carded as giving any further elu
cidation of 1 lie tonduct of the war,
but they are interesting, as proving
that throughout the campaign he nev
er hail sufficient men. horses or sup
plies to cover such a vast field of op
Lord Roberts asserts deliberately
that the permanent tranquillity of the
republic "depends on the complete
disarmament of the inhabitants, a task
difficult, I admit, but attainable with
time and patience."
Looking at all the circumstances.
Lord Roberts says the campaign is
"unique in the annals of war" and lie
pays the highest tribute to the gal
lantry and worth of the troops, de
claring that "no finer farce ever took
the field under the British flag."
There is a general Idea that the
dispatches have suffered considerable
excision at the hands of (he war office.
They do not throw any fur! her light
on the summary retirement of Gen
eral Colville or any other matters re
garing which the public is anxious
to hear.
The appearance of bubonic plague
at Capetown spems likely to add to
the difficulties of the situation. The
authorities there have decided upon a
wholesale extermination of rats.
Should the disenes spread ll will ne
cessitate changes In the military ar
Today Sir Alfred Milner makes an
other earnest appeal to employers to
allow as many men as possible to
enroll in the colonial mounted defense
From Delagon Bay it is reported
that tlie British have occupied Er
niolo and Carolina, which until re
cently were Boer depots.
The Boers held up a Natal mall
train near Vlakfontein. The few sol
diers on board exhausted their cart
ridges and the Boers then robbed the
passengers, afterward allowing the
frai nto proceed.
Hr i I inti Cabinet Connell Holds Session to
Frame the Document.
LONDON. Feb. 9.—Tlio cabinet
meeting today will presumably settle
the terms of King Edward's speech at
the opening of his first parliament,
February 19, which may he expected
to partially repeat his majesty's speech
to the privy council on accession day,
expressing thanks for the condolences
and expressions of loyalty, referring
to his deep sense of the responsibility
of his new position and announcing
his determination to work for the wel
fare of all ( lasses.
Krco'iimend Wyoming Men.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 8.—Senators
Warren and Clark and Representative
Mondell of Wyoming have recom
mended for appointment, ns officers in
the regular army under the new re
organization act, all the Wyoming men
now in the volunteer service. They
are; Lieutenant L. L. Dietrlek. Chey
enne; Lieutenant Charles ?f. Ilurrltt.
Buffalo; Captain George R. Shannon,
Laramie; Captain Thomj3 Miller,
Buffalo; Captain Loren Chefver, Sher
idan; Captain Ira L. Fredenhall,
Cheyenne. Of these officers, Distriek.
Burritt. Miller and Cheever are in
th Philippines, Shanonn is in Cuba,
and Frendenhall In China.
Union Pacific’* Illgli Figure.
NEW YORK, Feb. 7.—A new high
figure was scored by Union Paeiti
common today, when 129,400 shares
sold up to 95, a rise of three and one
eighth. In addition to the buying by
banking interests considerable stock
was taken by traders on the notion
that In some way the stockholders
W’ould receive valuable rights in con
nection with the Southern Pacific pur
chase. Halle & Stieglitz bought heav
ily all day. .
Another KaMroud Combine.
CHICAGO. Feb. 8.—The Tribune to
morrow will say that according to
reports received here today a new
Milwaukee & St. Paul deal is being
planned, with President J. J. Hill of
the Great Northern left out. Accord
ing to this story the Pennsylvania,
Milwaukee & St. Paul and Northern
Pacific are to he merged into one svs
t( m.
Plan for New Acquisition Is Agreed on
by tl»® Executive Committee.
NEW YORK, Feb. 8.—A pi*' for
financing the acquisition of . ontrol
ling interests in the S^:.thern Pa
cific on behalf of the Cnion Pacific
was today agreed upon by the execu
tive committee of the I’nion Pacific,
which will make an official announce
ment tomorrow.
Semi-official admissions made to
night are already directly in line with
what has already been published. The
Central Pacific will be taken out of the
Southern Pacific system and annexed
separately to the Cnion Pacific. The
directors do not want to assume any
direct burden on behalf of the Cnion
Pacific, so will Issue debenture bonds
secured by the Southern Pa ifie stock
purchased, the bonds being redeema
ble at par at the company's option or
exchangeable tor Cnion Pacific stock
at par within a limited period. It
i also said that two Southern Pacific
bonds may be exchanged for one Cn
ion Pacific.
i’nion Pacific was a market leader
again today. Both common and lire
ferred rose violently. Ovei 125.000
shares of common was sold. The
heaviest buyer was John \V. Oates.
All his brokers were ou the door.
He bought 40,000 shares. Other
heavy buyers were: Keeeli, I.oew &
Co.. Jacob Kidd, A. Houseman. Wil
liam Oliver, Wasscrman Bros., C. A.
Missing, Halle & Siglitz and Clarke.
Dodge & Co. It is said that a large
amount of stock was purchased by
tlie interests recently in control of
the Southern Pacific, and this list of
brokers indicates that.
Will OPPOSt SfNATf Bill.
HipiibllrnnH Dimmish Wxr HfTfiiu#
A iiieiMlmrnta.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 8.—The repub
lican members of Hie ways and menus
committee met this afternoon to for
mulate a plan of action relative to the
war revenue bill, but no definite con
clusion was reached beyond the it< < i
aion to nonconcur in the senate
The action of the senate in substi
tuting an entirely new bill for the
bill as it passed the house, is looked
upon as a distinct invasion of the
prerogative oi the house to initiate
revenue legislation and at the meet
ing today some of the members fa
vored radical action to sustain what
they consider the constitutional rights
of the house to originate revenue leg
islation. The plan was to ignore the
bill in its present form and to pass
another entirely new revenue bill.
But this was regarded r.s entirely
too radical.
Another proposition, and the one
that met with most favor, was to re
port back the bill to the house tomor
row with a recommendation of non
concurrence, hut without a request
for a conference. This would require
the senate to ask for a conference it
any was to be held.
Walt Awhile for Creation of a Vacancy
in the 1,'Rt of ticncral)
WASHINGTON. Feb. 8.—It is said
at the war office that no more general
officers of the army will be appointed
until the senate lias acted on those
sent in on Tuesday. One reason is
that there will be no vacancy in the
list of generals unless General Miles
is confirmed in the higher rank. Un
less a vacancy occurs in that manner,
it is predicted that it will be filled
by the appointment of Colonel C.
Bates, who was yesterday nominated
a brigadier general. Such an ap
pointment would prevent the appoint
ment of Brigadier General Wade or
Merriam to a major generalship for
some time.
Under the present plan Brigadier
General Sehwan, nominated yesterday,
will be retired immediately after his
confirmation, and Colonel Daggett of
the Fourteenth infantry will bo ap
pointed to the vacancy.
llouae Committee Will Favorably Report
the Hill.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 8.—'The house
committee on coinage, weights arid
measures derided to report favorably
the hill establishing a branch mint at
Omaha and appropriating $100,000
therefor. Sutherland of the Fifth
district of Nebraska was the member
of the sub-committee that took initial
Att ick* Statue of \ irgitt.
LONDON. Feb. 7— Hildberand de
Rritto Lyra, a relative of the presi
dent of Brazil, Dr. Campos Salles, was
incarcerated in an asylum for the in
sane today after committing a sacri
legious outrage in a Roman Catholic
church at Matlock Bath, a place a few
miles south of Mallock, in the county
of Derby. Lyra suddenly appeared in
the church this morning during ser
vice. jumped over the altar rails and
attacked a statue of the Virgin Mary.
Morgan Opposes Subsidy.
WASHINGTON .Feb. 8.—The sen
ate had both day and night sessions
today. At the day session the pen
sion Dill appropriating $144,000,000
was passed after a few minutes con
sideration. The ship subsidy bill was
then taken up. and Messrs. Mc
Lauriu and Morgan, both democrats,
made speeches on it. Mr. McLaurin
announced his intention to support
the bill and Mr. Morgan opposed it
in vigorous language
Packers deny the rumor
Lord Kitchener to Be Reinforced by
Thirty Thousand Mounted Men,
(i'll Thousand of the Mew Troop* Will
He Available Soon—Hard Pressed nn
All Side* llritl«li Commander hooks to
Ragland for Assistance.
LONDON. IVli. 7.- The following
announcement has been issued by the
war office:
“In view of the recent Boer activ
ity in various directions, the govern
ment has decided, in addition to the
recently equipped forces for South
Africa, to reinforce Lord Kitchener
by 30,000 more mounted troops, be
yond those already lauded iu Cape
Recruiting for the imperial yeoman
ry has proceeded so rapidly that it is
believed 10,000 will soon be available.
“The South African mounted con
stabulary, including those recruited
in the colonies, may he relied upon
to extend to 8,000, and the new co
lonial contingents to replace those
withdrawn will probably reach 5.000.
"The remainder of the force will be
made up of cavalry and mounted in
fantry from the home establishment.
The enlistment of volunteers to re
place those that have already served
a year in South Africa is also being
proceeded with. Arrangements have
been made for the prompt equipment
and transportation of the forces. The
first consignment will leave on the
Aurania February 10."
Lourenzo Marquez, Feb. 7.—The
railroad has been cut by the Boers
fifty-three kilometers from here.
The war office has notified the yeo
manry recruiting stations that it is
desired to enroll an additional 5,000
CAPETOWN, Feb. 7.—A party of
Imperial Yeomanry came into contact
with the invaders near Prince Albert
Cape Colony, a id an officer and samp
men are missing.
The Gazette announces that Gen
eral Brabant has been appointed to
the command of the force being raised
for the defense of Cape Colony, with
Colonel Giouard as his chief of staff.
His headquarters will he at Fast
London, from which point lie will ad
vance northward and westward, grad
ually clearing the colony of invaders
and enabling the imperial forces to
concentrate ultimately on the terri
tory of the republics.
lowu Fiirmer Dlpcovvrg That Velvet Weed
Fiber I» ak Strong ait lf< nip.
CHICAGO, Feb. 7.—A special to tlie*
fimes-Herald from Creston, la., says:
State Senator Clark of Page county
lias made public a way to boat the
twine combine. At a farmers’ insti
tute he displayed a piece of twine and
a piece of rope, resembling a good
quality of hemp. These, he explained,
were made from velvet weed, or
abutilon, which grows lankly on al
most every farm and has been con
sidered useless.
The discovery that the weed could
be thus utilized was made by D. I).
Weir, a farmer, living near Clarinda.
Mr. Weir discovered the strength of
the fibre of the weed about two
months ago. He picked up a few
strands from the ground after they
had lain there rotting since last sum
mer and found them very strong.
They were separated Into threads as
fine as the best hemp. He endeavored
to secure a patent, but found that a
discovery of that nature could not be
patented. A machine for making it
could be patented, hut the us* of *he
weed for making twine and rope must
be left free to everybody.
Want Mi'Klnloy to Stay Au»y.
SAVANNAH, Ca.. Feb. 7.—The Con
federate Veterans’ association of Sa
vannah passed resolutions against the
Invitation to President McKinley to
attend the reunion of confederate vet
erans In Memphis. The association
calls upon General Gordon, command
er-in-cliief, to name some other city
than Memphis as the place for the
reunion, and says it will not send
delegates to Memphis if the invitation
to the president is adhered to.
Humor »« to Queen'* Will.
LONDON. Feb. 6.—The latest ru
mor regarding Queen Victoria’s will
is that it bequeaths £140,000 each to
the duke of Connaught, Prince Chris
t;on of Schleswig-Holstein. Princess
Louise and Princess Beatrice, and in
cludes liberal legacies for the duchess
of Albany and a number of the queen’s
grandchildren. The bulk her private
fortune goes to King Edward and
both Bolforal and Osborne house arc
given to the king.
Niouz Fall* in Hnrd Look.
SIOUX FALLS, S. D.. Feb. 6.—An
drew Carnegie has, through Senator
Pettigrew, made a proffer of a $25,
000 donation to the city of Sioux
Falls for a public library building,
but the conditions are such that it is
doubtful if it can be accepted. A
couple of years ago W. H. i^yon gave
to the city a magnificent stone build
ing for library purposes and to ac
cept the Carnegie gift means the
abandonment of the Lvon building.
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bu> iabi a a Sulonu at Uaylight and la
Landed In .lail by I’ol
TOPEKA, Feb. 5.—Mrs. Nation
lauched her crusade against the joints
at an early hour this morning. She
rose at 4:30, and soon afterward start*
id out on a tour if joint-smashing.
Accompanied by Mrs. J. P. White and
Miss Madeline Southard, she attempt
ed to enter the place at 830 Kansas
avenue. The man on duty at that
early hour was taken unawares, but
managed to disarm Mrs. Nation and
bolt the door before any of the party
could enter. Mrs. Nation said her
friends caught hold of her arm hero
and prevented her going in through
the window.
The next place visited was ‘The
Senate," at 400 Kansas avenue. The
women filtered without resistance,
but a colored man quickly seized Mrs.
Nation and took her hatchet away.
Somehow in the scuffle Mrs. Nation
was struck on the right temple by
the hatchet, but the blow did not dis
able hrr, and she at once seized the
hatchet carried by Mrs. White. She
turned over two large slot machines
and smashed the glass in the front of
each. She soon made a wreck of ths
large refrigerator, and after that
turned her attention to the nquor and
fixtures behind the liar. A keg of beer
came in the way of her hatchet and
the contents completely drenched the
skirts of Mrs. Nation. At this junc
ture the colored porter fired his re
volver at the ceiling to frighten the
crusaders and attract attention from
the outside. Policeman Graham was
attracted to the place by the noise
and escorted Mrs. Nation to the police
station. Here Mrs. Nation and her lit
tle hand of followers held a short
prayer meeting and lectured those in
charge at the time.
The Senate saloon which was
I wrecked was one of the handsomest
and most complete in its equipments
of any in the city. It is flttevi up with
a handsome cherry liar, and the great
mirror which hung cn the north side
was valued at fully $500. Probably
$1,500 worth of property, mostly made
up of cherry bar and handsome fix
tures, was destroyed.
At the police station Mrs. Nation
was booked as a “joint smasher." The
others were released. Her case was
continued till Thursday with bond,
tlie charge preferred being that of
“instituting a riot."
The case against Mrs. Nation for at
tempting smash the Unique saloon
on Bast Sixth street late Monday af
ternoon was dismissed.
Man Wdlkn Into t'lilongo Police tUtiou
nml Tells Strange story.
CHICAGO, Feb. 6.—Eugene I. Gow
<11 visited detectives headquarters
here today and announced that he was
the long “ought for Charlie Hoss, who
was kidnapped from Germantown,
Pa., in 1871.
“I remember nothing of the kid
naping because i was drugged and it
left my mind temporarily a blank,”
said Gowell. “1 do have a dim recol
lection of comfortable surroundings
and a home by a running brook, how
ever. I was brought up in Bos An
gel'S, Cal., believing Mrs. c ara Rob
bins, with whom 1 lived, to be my
mother. She married one John or
William Gowell. and I took her hus
band's name. The fact that I was only
an adopted child was told me by my
half-brother, Clarence. Some years
ago 1 left home and have since trav
eled about the country. Mr. and Mrs.
Gowell still live in lvos Angeles
Some time ago I told my story in
Uogansport, lnd., and was adjudged
insane for my pains."
President Names Present Major
for tlie Higher Kank.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 0.—ihe presi
dent sent the following nominations
;o the senate:
Army—To be lientenant general, Ma
jor General Nelson a. Miles.
To be Major General—Brigadier
Samuel M. B. Young, U. S. A.; Colonel
Adna R. Chaffee, Eighth cavalrf, U. S.
A. (major general U. S. V.); Brigadier
General Arthur McArthur, U. S. A.
(major general, U. S. V.)
Kidnaped at St. Joseph.
ST. JOSEPH, Mich, Feb. 6.—Vina
Mills, the 14-year-old daughter of Geo.
A. Mills of Benton Harbor, was kid*
naped from here Friday evening. It
was supposed the divorced wife of Mills
came from Chicago and took the child
away, but telegraph messages and
searching parties have failed to reveal
her whereabouts. Mr. Mins had the
custody of Vina, and as he is well-to
do some tnink the child is kidnaped
for ransom.
He Cannot Sleep.
INDIANAPOl-lS, Feb. 0—George
W. Woodruff of Rossville, lias not
slept for seventy-three day9. Four
years ago Woodruff, then robust,
weighing 200 pounds, became troubled
with sleeplessness that would extend
over several days at a time. These
periods finally developed into weeks
and then into months.
Mufti Nut He Armed
DES MOINES. Ia„ Feb. 0.—Mrs.
Nation has engaged the Y. M. C. A.
auditorium for a lecture here next
Saturday. Secretary Johnson of the
Y. M. C. A. provldod in the contract
that she was not to use her hatchet
in the hall. The saloan koepers loro
say they will kill her if she attacks
their saloous.