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THE NORTHWESTERN. ■■JfbCHOTItR * GIBSON. Kd. and l’ub» LOUP CITY. - * NEB. Tn a wood, near Palnora, on th« edge ef the Northern Carpathians, a wom an went to gather sticks, leaving her baby in a secluded spot. Upon her re turn she saw two great eagles bearing away her child, whom they had dis membered. Upon a hunt being made by the inhabitants, the bones of the baby were found In the eagle's nest on the rocks amid the snow. In the state archives at Rome it has been found that the X-rays may suc cessfully exhibit the writing on manu scripts concealed in old book covers whenever this writing is done In red lead, ultramarine blue or cinnabar. They are being used also in attempts to detect forgeries of paintings and in efforts to discover signatures of old masters In paintings alleged to have been produced by them. A novel still for the making of moonshine whisky was recently dis covered in the mountains of Maryland. It was concealed in an oven standing out In plain view in a yard, and from the boldness of Its position bad long gone undetected. Inside the oven was a movable copper still, which could be taken out in tlme3 of peril, otherwise all suspicions ‘could be al layed by Innocently using the oven to bake bread. One Sunday evening a rough-cast man rose in the Refoim Club meeting and said: "I believe in owning up. When I get into trouble by making a fool of myself, or by letting somebody else lead me out of the way, I ain't goin' to shirk the blame. I am goin’ to take my own load on my own shoul ders. I shall just speak up and say, 'I, Bill Pike, did that!’” There’s an example, as well as a rebuke, for sev eral kinds of whimpering sinners, In high places and in low. The marriage landau of the queen of the Netherlands is on exhibition on the premises of a carilage builder in the Boulevard Haussmann, in Paris. It has been sent thither to be rellned, but has already be* n used by her maj esty Wilhelmina on a few state oc casions. It i3 painted in cream color, “Vernis Martin," of g.eat purity of tint; the box seat, the springs and the hubs of the wheels are of a rich orange; the new linings are of white brocade, and the quern will, they say, have eight white horses, with orange colored trappings, io take her to church on her wedding day. The more one tnlnks about wireless telegraphy the more amazing It seems. By Marconi's method, messages are Rent over, or through, mountain ranges; and the curving segment of the earth, covered by the ocean, does not prevent communication between ships sixty miles apart. Still more marvelouB is It that simultaneous mes sages can be transmitted by "tun ing" the instruments so as to produce a difference in the vibrations; but it has long been known that countless waves of light and sound can pass and repass, crossing eacn other in every conceivable direction, without the least interference. It is pleasant to record the fact that the consular service is gradually work ing out of politics, that more and more fitness is considered in the original choice of consuls, that efficient men are promoted from less important to more important stations, and that the effects of the Improved system In ad vancing American trade are so marked that the new way is approved by all who study the subject. The cleverness of some consuls in getting at the facts wnic~ will enable American manufac turers and merchants to compete in foreign markets is much more pleas ing to Americans than it is to those whom they are supplanting in trade. It is singular, but true, that the in dustrial school system of the United States owes its origin, in large part, to Hawaii. General Armstrong, the founder of Hampton Institute, was the son of that Hawaiian educator who organized the schools of the Ha waiian Islands. Hampton this winter contains eight grandchildren of former Indian students. Honolulu, in the course of but a single generation, show's a still more notablt. instance of rapid aboriginal development. A former queen of Hawaii, awakened to a sense of a finer civilization, came with great pomp and retinue to express her wish for reform. Unwrapping from her body the seventy-five yards of broadcloth which had composed her royal robe, she burned It in the public square. Her niece, Lady Bishop, later bequeathed her entire property of over a million dollars to the cause of edu catiou in Hawaii. Today the com pulsory school system of those islands is so admirable that Australia lately sent there for a teacher to expound in the southern continent the Hawallan Ameriean system of education. Engineer! of the cable ship engaged in repairing the cable from Galveston to the Mexican coast found that the cable was destroyed by a submarine earthquake and the catastrophe at Gal veston may have been due to the same cause. The destruction of deep sea cables by earthquakes is so com mon that it attracts little attention nowadays. In the East Indian archi pelago submarine earthquakes are so com mm that they are reckoned among the chieX causes of the destruction of cable* State Capital Observations. Expressions Emulative for the Good of Republican Supremacy. ^ LINCOLN, Feb. 4, 1901. In the senatorial battle everybody but the candidates and their earnest and zealous workers and assistants have become more or less weary of the struggle, and are becoming disgusted in a measure. Ttie close of the past week finds the deadlock as tight as it was a week ago, with no hope of an early solution of the fight. Some are of the opinion that the op position to both Rosewater and Thompson is so deep-rooted that a set tlement cannot come so long as they are in the race. On the other hand, partisans of these gentlemen aver that it is not true, hut that the failuret o reach an agreement lies with others. Whichever it is. the fact is clear that up to the present time all efforts to se cure a caucus hare been futile, and the disposition seems to be to avoid hold ing one. A number of different propo sitions were advanced the past week, but all were coldly met by the repub lican members who are opposed to a caucus, and as there are yet enough so opposed, a caucus is of the future. Amid the conflicting interests it is a question when a call for a caucus will find enough to become a sure thing. Each candidate still holds to the belief that his chances are as good, if not better, than they were at the start, and is proceeding on the theory that while there is life there is hope. No one looks for the withdrawal of any of the avowed candidates, and if tho members of the legislature hope to accomplish some law-making and get home in time to put in a spring crop they will have to get the bit between the teeth and go as they please. Senator Miller of Buffalo county, the only fusionist who was returned to the senate, introduced a bill yes terday as an Inducement for his peo ple to return him again. It Is a meas ure intended to hold political parties responsible for the conduct of their members in office. It provides that if a political party has had a man in office who has defaulted, that party shall be deprived of the right to nominate an other candidate for such office while the shortage remains unpaid. Mr. Mil ler has taken pains to provide, how ever, that if a shortage is not discov ered until after another member of the same party has been elected, such person shall be permitted to serve out Lis t°rm. This bill was drawn by Judge H. M. Sullivan of Broken Bow, judge of the district court, at the request of Mr. Miller The ideas are all Mr Miller's exclusive property. He tells his friends in confidence that he does not expect to get the bill passed at this session of the legislature. “I take the position," said he, “that a political party should stand good for its candidates. The state is a big cor poration that cannot do its own work. This work must be done by hired men. A political party brings forward its best men and announces that he will undertake the job at the usual wages. Why shouldn’t a party stand good for its recommendation of hired hands?” The fusionistn having given up hope of securing the election of a fusionist for United States senator, some talk lias been indulged in of lending pop ulist aid to elect two republicans. Some of the leaders, notably James Dahlman, suggested recently that if the deadlock continues it might be a good move for the fusionists to turn in and elect two re-publicans. They would probably not accept Mr. Thomp son or Mr. Rosewater, but w'ould be satisfied with any of the other candi dates now before the joint conven tion. The argument used in favor of this proposition is that it might en courage the “independent voter” of the state and thus do the fusion forces some good indirectly. And it is fur ther argued that republicans elected in this manner would be pretty cold hearted men if they should afterward refuse to do some little, friendly turn for the men who elected them. This plan is said to be proof positive that the fusion forces have given up hope of securing the election of a fusionist by the aid of republican votes. Taylor Flick late candidate for gov ernor of Nebraska on the mid-road populist ticket, together with other mid-road leaders, will have to come forward with a few dollars in cash or suffer the humiliation of having exe cution served on them by the sheriff of Lancaster county for supreme court costs. The clerk of the court was in structed to issue a f^e bill against them. If the indebtedness isn’t im mediately liquidated the bill will ne placed in the hands of an officer. The costs were Incurred in a suit brought to the supreme court from Lancaster county district court on error by W. F. Porter, the* secretary of state, and Chairman J. H. Edmisten of the pop ulist party. The right to use the name •’populist’’ was involvea. Confirmation of the appointment of E. D. Davis of Clay county as warden of the penitentiary to succeed Warden Hopkins was secured from the senate. Governor Dietrich announced the ap pointment, together with the selection of A. V. Cole of Hastings as comman dant of the soldiers’ home at Grand Island. Mr. Davis was formerly sheriff of Clay county. Ed Church of Lin coln and ex-Warden A. D. Beemer were applicants for the position of warden. At the Elk's stag social in honor of the state officers, senators and repre sentatives last Friday night. Bartlett and May of the “Woman in the Case'’ company assisted in the entertainment at the lodge rooms after the perform ance. A fine male quartet and some clever specialty members of the com pany “diil a turn” for the private edi fication of the state solons. The re mainder of the program was by local talent. Nearly all members of B. P. O. Elks No. SO in good standing were on hand and constituted themselves an informal reception committee at the | function. It Is most remarkable that every man who has been complimented by the fusionists, a party that grew out of the farmers' demand for reform and was originally a protest against law yer domination has been found in the lawyer class and most of them chronic office-seekers. Justh look over the list: William V. Allen, lawyer, senator and judge. George W. Berge, lawyer and late candidate for congress. Jefferson H. Broady, lawyer and former district judge. M. F. Harrington, lawyer and poli tician. G. M. Hitchcock, lawyer, editor and candidate for congressman and sena tor. W. D. Oldham, lawyer, late assistant attorney general and candidate for at torney general. Ed P. Smith, lawyer and late assis tant attorney general. C. J. Smith, lawyer, former attorney general. R. D. Sutherland, lawyer, congress man. W. H. Thompson, lawyer and poli tician. That is a pretty good exhibit for a farmers’ reform party. The house committee on public lards and buildings visited the Lincoln asy lum one day last week for the purpose of making an inspection. The house has ordered the committee to visit these institutions at the earliest pos sible date, but the senatorial fight nas prevented their leaving Lincoln to go to Hastings or Norfolk. At the Lincoln hospital the demand is for furnishings for the new build ing recently erected. In addition a new dynamo is asked for in the electrical department besides some smaller re pairs. The committee chairman, Mr. Corneer. said he found the institution in much better shape than he expected. The buildings were in very good repair anti were kept up in a manner that was very creditable to the manage ment. Not all members of the commit tee were able to make the trip, but those who did go agreed with Chair man Corneer on his views. The resolutions passed by both houses January 15 asking the supremo court to further enlighten the legisla ture on the meaning of its decision holding the act creating the board of transportation invalid, was presented to Clerk Lee Herddrnan of the court last week by Secretary J, C. F. Mc Kesson of the senate. For some rea son the presentation of the resolutions to the court was overlooked and hence the delay. In the meantime a bill was introduced to amend the constitution so as to require the court to answer any questions which the legislature or the governor of the state may ask. The court will convene this week and .1 copy of the resolution will then be presented by Clerk Herdman. The questions are: First—What was the effect of the decision of the state vs. the B. & M. railroad rendered last November? Second—Did that decision render the railroad commission defuuct in toto? Was the statute of 1885 revived? C. H. Rudge, E. L. Vance and S. C. Bassett of the state board of agricul ture accompanied by J. C. Seacrest and other citizens of Lincoln, escorted the house committee on public lands and buildings to the state fair grounds one day last week. The trip was made in cars furnished by the Lincoln Trac tion company. The committee in spected the grounds and the old build ings with a view to action on a bill appropriating $50,000 for permanent buildings and improvements on the fair grounds. The fair has been lo cated permanently at Lincoln and this bill i3 intended to carry out the in tent of the legislature. The commit tee desires to keep the appropriation down as low as possible, but so far none have beer, heard to express a de sire to reduce the fair appropriation materially. Tlie current issue of Leslie's Weekly contains a map of the principal states in the union, with the location of In dustrial plants reported to be the larg est in the world or largest in the Unit ed States. Iowa, Kansas and North Dakota have no such industries, while Nebraska lias two, they are: “The Beatrice creamery of Lincoln Is the largest in the world, having a a pacity of 30,000 pounds of butter per day, and a present average output of 17,000 pounds per day. A very large establishment at St. Albans, Vt., util Izes the product of 12,000 cows, has a daily output of 10,000 pounds of but ter, and a capacity of 20,000 pounds. "Mr. Robert Taylor, owning a ranch near Grand Island is reputed to be the largest sheep owner in the world, hav ing 90,000 animals." Governor Dietrich last Friday reap pointed Elder P. H. Howe of this city chaplain of the penitentiary. Elder Howe has held this position for fif teen years. He lias devoted the great er part of his life to charitable work 1 and now that he is ill his preacher friends of Lincoln have agreed to per form his duties for him until such time as lie is able to get out again. Mr. Singleton, a colored man from Omaha who has be^n serving as a mes senger in the governor's office, has gone back home. He told his friends that he was disappointed in not secur ing a permanent position. The posi tion of messenger was abolished sev eral years ago, hut Mr. Singleton came with the intention of filling that or a similar place. Dr. Green of University Place took charge of the Lincoln hospital for the insane February 1, succeeding Dr. C. E. Coffin. The appointment of the stew ard will be rnasaidsed soon. THE DUTY ON HIDES. HOW IT AFFECTS SHCE MEN AND CATTLE RAISERS. Some Conflicting View*—Duty Should Not lie Removed—Ald« the Country’* Internal ami Kiport Trade—Doth Side* In the Coutrovemy Heard. The fact that there are two sides to every question has seldom been more clearly illustrated than In the argu ment for and against the removal of the duty on hides. Here we have the shoe manufactures of New Eng.and strenuously contending for non-duti able hides as an absolute necessity in the manufacturing interest. Speaking for this interest the Boston Commer cial Bulletin, in an article entitled “The Hide Duty Must Go," says: “A few years ago it did not matter so much whether there was a duty on hides or not, as foreign producers were making shoes by oid methods and therefore could not produce a shoe with the style of the American article at a price low enough to keep our shoes out of their markets. Now, how ever, the situation has changed. For eign manufacturers have visited our factories and seen the results obtained with up-to-date American machinery. This has caused them to fit out their factories with our machinery, and they have even gone so far as to engage American workmen to teach their own the proper way to obtain the best re sults. All this has pointed more strongly than ever to the fact that the duty on hides must be taken off if our export trade is to be given a chance to grow. “On all hides imported this duty Is 15 per cent. Now when this was impos pedal benefit, and once the gates were opened for such changes, there wou.d be no stopping.” The Dingley tariff law was framed for the benefit of all citizens and in dustries, and not to aid any one at the expense of others. It has benefited the 6boe manufactories, without Im posing any hardship upon them, and their business has increased beyond the fondest hopes of the most optimis tic. It has also been of inestimable benefit to other manufactories and the farmers, stock raisers and laborers of the entire country, and there is no reason for changing it, beyond the sel fish desires of selfish men, who would be satisfied to reap personal advan tages, even at the direct expense of their fellow citizens. As between the rival contentions of those who produce the hides aud those who make them up into shoes and boots, perhaps the safest and fairest arbiters would be those who buy r d use the manufactured product. It does not appear that the great body of do mestic consumers are worrying much about the duty on hides. They keep right on wearing the best made, best fitting, best looking and lowest-pr c'-d footgear to be found anywhere in the best consumers the manufacturers could find if he searched through all creation. Neither is the domestic consumer of the American shoe pro duct very greatly grieved over the fact that the export price is a trifle lower than the domestic price. It is the hav ing of the price in his pocket, rather than the price of the thing itself, that chiefly concerns him. It was when he didn’t have the price, no matter how cheap it was, that he made trouble. But that dismal time ended when the country was given a tariff law that fur nished work and wages for everybody, that gave the farmer the biggest prict for his cattle he ever received, and that VNAAAA<VSAA^VSAiVVVWVVWVV>A% I STABLE (jOYEW'LNT THAT NIGH HIND LEG IS NOT SECURELY TETHERED. ed the leather manufacturer was protected. After the hide has been made into leather the dealer can ship it to foreign countries and a rebate of 15 per cent is allowed him by the government. This makes it possible for the foreign shoe manufacturer to buy our leather from 5 to 10 per cent cheaper than the manufacturers in this country can buy it. Now when our producer is obliged to pay from 5 to 10 per cent, more for leather manufac tured in this country than a foreign buyer has to pay for the same leather it is certainly high time that some thing was done by congress to remedy such a state of affairs, and the only step that can be taken is to strike from the tariff list this unfair duty. “A protective tariff is a good thing in many ways, but when this protec tion dscrlminates against American industries, as it has in this case, the commodity in queston should be placed on the free list. “The only people benefited by this duty are a half dozen western mil lionaires, and those affected are not only the manufacturers but the entire public as well. The cattle growers or this country are not benefited by this duty, as they sell their cattle on the hoof, and therefore do not handle hides. While, our exports of shoes amounted to about 14,000,000 last year, it is possible, with the duty removed, to increase this amount tenfold, but it can never be done with the duty in force.” This would seem to be conclusive as to the propriety of placing hides on the free list, provided a'l the conten tions were to pass undisputed. Buch, however, is not the case. There is an other point of view from which the question bears a totally different as pect. Concurrently with the p'.ea or the Commercial Bulletin, comes a vig orous showing by the Helena, Mont., Record, on the other side of the ques tion. The Montana editor, speaking in behalf of the men who raise cattle, finds ample ground for the claim that the tariff on hides should not be taken off; certainly not, if the tariff on shoes is to remain on. The Montana man says: “Just why the reduction of the duty on hides would increase the export business Is not clear, when the pro visions of the present tariff allows drawbacks oil all articles on which duty is paid, when again exported. Ths drawback in the case of shoes is 99 per cent of the duty paid on the imported hides. “The duty has been of great benefit to the farmers and stock raisers of the country, in spite of the denials of the shoe manufacturers, who claim the packers have reaped all the benefits. The fact that the prices of cattle have Increased, beginning immediately upon the adoption of the tariff, confirms this statement. “No doubt there are others besides the shoe manufacturers who would like j the tariff law manipulated for their es world, and they are very much th« gave to the shoe manufacturer the best and most profitable market at his own door which he ever had, while at the same time rebating to him on hla export trade 99 per cent of all duties paid on Imported hides. It is too good a state of things to bear tinkering with, especially if the tinkering shall result in hurting more than it helps. THEY BEGIN TO SEE IT. The London Iron aud Coal Trades Review says that when the iron and steel industries of the United Kingdom begin to give way, as they are doing at present, it is not unreasonable to as sume that the whole Industrial fabric is more or less on the eve of a serious chauge. This, it says, appears to be tho general expectation in Great Britain at the present time. When an Ameri can writer a couple of years ago di rected attention to the imminence of an industrial change such as that now generally expected, the London Spec tator and o ther British free trade journals pooh-poohed the suggestion. They werre unable to perceive, what this trade Journal clearly sees, that the iron and steel industries "are the basis of all the other mechanical in dustries—of shipbuilding, general en gineering, foundry operations, and a thousand minor industries that may be named.” When a basic industry is in jeopardy all those resting upon it are sure to stiffer, a fact which the optimistic free traders will be sure to appreciate before long, although they are unable to do so now.—San Fran cisco Chronicle. SENATORSHIP BY TELEGRAPH. It is doubtful whether to any Ameri can statesman has come a finer Christ mas gift than that received by Senator Warren of Wyoming in the shape of a telegram announcing the pledges of 56 out of 58 Republican members of the legislature to support him for re-elec tion at the current session. This Is conclusive, as the Republicans control the legislature. Not altogether a sur prise—for it would naturally be re garded as a matter of course—it was none the less a most flattering presen tation, this senatorship by telegraph. Wyoming, which was formerly a Bryan state, but is now safely Republican, is to be congratulated. So Is the whole country. Senator Warren Is In all ways one of the big men of the upper house big in stature. In brain, in fine personal qualities, and In usefulness to his state and to the nation. Couldn't Ifnve Stolen Anything, A few Democratic: newspniiers, who do not know any better, have been try ing to make capital out of the fact that there have been several defaulting cashiers, etc, since McKinley's elec tion. If Bryan had been elected thorn would have soon been nothing to stem) - Benton (111.) Republican. Frroh Flower* on Shipboard Dally. A remarkable test of cut-flower pre servation was made by a Philadelphia man whose fiancee was going to Eu rope. He promised her that she should have a fresh bouquet every day sho was on shipboard. So he had six boxes made and each labeled for the uay it was to be opened. These he confidbd to the steward of the steamer who placed the boxes in cold storage and opened one each morning for the recepient. After she arrived at Liv erpool she wrote home that the flow ers were as fresh as though newly gathered. A Three llllllon-Dollar City. The assessed valuation of real estate in New York city now exceds $3,000, 000,000. The total valuation doesn't look so large, however, considering some of the single instances. There is the Equitable Life building, for In stance, which is assessed on ft valua tion of $6,000,000, and the Waldorf Astoria hotel for $5,000,000. James P. Sterling, former chief Jus tice of the supreme court of Pennsyl vania, is dead in Philadelphia, from the effects of a carbuncle. He was 78 years of age. PRESIDENT 0E PRESIDENTS. A DUtlngoUhed I.ady Indeed, I* Mr*. Mary E. Poole, of Whiting, Ind. Whiting, Ind., Feb. 4. 1901.—(Spe cial.)—The Presidents of the Ladies of the Grand Army of the Republic have an association composed exclusively of the Presidents of the different State Associations. This Presidents’ Asso ciation '-hooses a President, and to this very high and distinguished position Mrs. Mary E. Poole of this place haa been elected. Mrs. Poole is thoroughly deserving of this great honor. Her devotion to the interests of the Asso ciation is very marked, and her experi ence with the old soldiers of the G. A. R. is wide. Mrs. Poole is never slow to take advantage of anything that may benefit the veterans, and her zeal has resulted in much that Is good to these grand old men. sne writes or her experiences: “Honor to whom honor is due, and having seen the nu merous cures effected through the usq of Dodd's Kidney Pills, I gladly en dorse them as being particularly ef fective to cure that dreaded disease of so many of our old soldiers, Bright s Disease and Kidney Disorders of dif ferent kinds. Kidney Disease soon poisons the entire system, and as a re sult the vital organs are attacked, and I have found that no remedy so surely, completely and quickly finds the weak spot and heals it as Dodd’s Kidney Pills. “I have used them myself in slight attacks of biliousness and indigestion, and usually find that from three to four pills do the work.’’ Such evidence from a lady of so much distinction and experience should convince any sufferer from Kid ney Trouble that Dodd’s Kidney Pills is the remedy that never fails. 60c a box, six boxes for $2.50. Buy them from your local druggist if you can. If he can’t supply you send to the Dodds Medicine Co., Buffalo, N. Y. Brittle nails are remedied if olive oil is rubbed into them. Many complicated diseases and much suffering result from constipation. Garfield Tea, the great Herb Tea, will cure the most obstinate case. Adversity is often a blessing In dis guise. Ask your grocer for DEFIANCE STARCH, the only 16 oz. package for 10 cents. All other 10-cent starch con tains only 12 oz. Satisfaction guaran teed or money refunded. If men were like clocks they could all go on tick. JP1TS TVrmanrr.C'y Cum*. !*oPt« nrii*TTno«ii*«i%rt*w flrvt dav* ur* of I»r. Kiln*’* Great Narva he*toier. Baud for FKKK 92.00 trial hottla and tr*at1»e. Ub~ It. 1L Klikk, LU1..VKJI Arch flt.» 1 hUaatlt k)-. Fa. In 1800 only 4 per cent of the peo ple of the Inited States lived in cities. Today 30 per cent live in cities. Uncle Sara Alms to buy the best ct everythin!? which Is why he uses Carter's IuU. lie knows what’s good. In the race for wealth too much money seems to be an Impossible quantity. Ask your grocer for DEFIANCE STARCH, the only 16 oz. package for 10 cents. All other 10-cent starch con tains only 12 oz. Satisfaction guaran teed or money refunded. Tell your secret to your servant and you promote him to the position of master. $148 will buy new Upright piano on easy payments. Write for catalogues. Schmoller & Mueller, 1313 Farnam street, Omaha. The Joint senatorial vote from day to day shows but little change. Til CURE A COM) IN ON* DAT. Take '.aiativi Hkom- Qcunink Tahi bts. All SruggWt* refund the money if it fulls to cure. K. W. Grove's signature is on the bo*. Sfto. The more checks a spendthrift haa the faster he goes. T IWLAC&CKt'YttJULfcW Will Keep You Dry Gfl®raoi»<a Bta Wm. Take Ho Sustitute . Free Catalogue, Showing Full Line or Garments and Hats. A.J.TOWERCO. Boston. Mas#.