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1 News and views I I ftordau Assails Trusts Dr. Max Nordau, who has lately turned his attention to the consolida tion of large companies of capitalists, is one of the most skillful and learned physicians of Europe. His very wide spread fame is due, however, not to his scientific ability, but rather to his bril liance as an author. In 1883 he shocked and delighted two continents with his rarely analytical book, "Conventional Lies of Society." In 188fi he published his "Paradoxes," and in 1893 the work by which he is best known, "Degenera tion " In this remarkably original book Dr. Nordau atetmpts to show on purely psycho-physiological grounds that all modern tendencies are toward degeneration. He fortifies his position by examinations into art. literature and life, and claims that degeneracy is seen iti all mental and moral phe noro<* ia Dr Nordau is descended from a well-known Jewish family of Buda MAX NORDAU. post. He began writing to the newspa pers on many topics even while he was a lad at school. He is 52 years old. A Dream of Copper. The dream that is said to have re vealed to a young chemist in Pennsyl vania the secret of tempering copper cannot he accounted among the idle fani ie.s of the brain should his experi ments prove as successful as they promise. It is a practical vision that supplies a formula to experiment upon that may result in restoring what has for centuries been considered a lost art. The psychological part of the Penn sylvania incident does not show, how ever, that the dreamer was blessed with an outright revelation. He had long been experimenting with copper in au effort to obtain the required hardness that would make it cut steel, and, like a shrewd American, he had in view the large reward said to have been offered by the government for the discovery of such a formula. This task naturally affected his sleeping as well as his waking hours, and it was subconscious suggestion that at last gave him a clew to what he sought. A sample of tempered copper, sent to Washington, is claimed to have with stood every test. A I JO Mile an Hour. A society of mechanical engineers representing the principal European machine shops, has recently been or ganized abroad for the purpose of de veloping railroad engines of phenome nal speed The accompanying illus tration shows a railroad electric motor lately built by .Siemans and Halske, in connection with the organization, which, by order of Emperor William, was tested preltniinaiily a short time since on the military railroad at Ber NEW SPEEDY ELECTRIC ENGINE. lin-Zoasen, when, according to reports, it gave an exhibition that promised remarkable results. Pine JVeedle-t. It having been announced some time since that oil of pine was beneficial in relieving pulmonary complaints it seems that since then quite an indus try has spruug up in Oregon in its manufacture. The oil is made from pine needles, which are stripped from the trees twice a year. Some of the trees, it is said, yield from 600 to X00 pounds of leaves at each picking, a good hand being able to pick about 600 pounds a day. As soon as picked the leaves are sent to the factory, where the oil is extracted by distilla tion, ten pounds of oil being produc ed from two thousand pounds of leaves. The fibre that remains is wo ven into fabrics and mixed with hair for mattresses. It is also used as a filling for cigars, to which it imparts a pleasant quality. A notable fact connected with the process is that it is oonaidered a benefit to the treea to fitnp them twice a year. Those engag ed In the industry are mostly Ger mane. | 15he Weekly j : Panorama. JLoOe and Figures That love will find a way through all difficulties is illustrated by the recent experiences of Philander Simon and Bertha Karger, both of Paterson, N. J. Philander had been keeping com pany with Bertha about two years, wnen ror some un explained reason his love began to cool. Simultane ously Bertha be gan to fret and pine away. There had been no actual engagement be tween them, so that a suit could not be brought for breaking the mar riage promise, but Berthas mother, who Is not only a woman of expedients but a thrifty soul, decided upon a plan for punish ing the faithless Philander, She fig ured that he had eaten sixty hearty dinners at her house, upon the occa sions of his Sunday wooings, which at 25 cents each amounted to $15. Be sides this in a rash moment she had lent him $10. She accordingly began suit for $25. Meanwhile, Philander, who is also thrifty and a man of expedients, be gan to do a little figuring on his own side, and promptly came in with a counterclaim for $86.80, which left Mrs. Karger $61.60 in his debt, if the claim were pressed. Bertha, as girls go, had not been expensive. In two years the had consumed but one box of chocolates, twelve pounds of candy, thirty ice creams, and 100 sodas, amounting to $9.55. She had only been once to Coney Island, but had had 100 trolley rides, transportation foot ing up $12.60. Bouquets for two birth days cost $5 and two books 65 cents, a total investment of $27.80. which shows that Philander had the advan tage of $2.80 in actual expenses over Mrs. Karger. This margin Philander increased by putting in a claim for his time, charging 50 cents for each Sun day evening's wooing for two years, or $52. In the course of the preparations for the suits Philander and Bertha were thrown much together, and en couraged hy the artful lawyers on both sides, as well as by thrifty Mrs. Kar ger, who was appalled by the counter claims, the flame broke out anew and with greater ardor than before. An ac tual engagement was effected, a day for the marriage fixed, and both suits were dropped, and Philander and Bertha are happy, all owing to Philan der's skill in figuring. Figured in Mohneujc Case. Justice White of the New York Su preme court at Buffalo last week MRS. FLORENCE ROGERS. tiiipu n iiivunr iu mis. r loronce Hi. Rogers from Edward F. Rogers, thus confirming the report of the referee. Mrs. Rogers is the daughter of the late Mrs. Kate Adams, and a distant cousin of Harry Cornish. Roland B. Molineux was found guilty of causing tiie death of Mrs. Adams by poison, which lie was accu ed of sending to Cornish at the Knickerbocker A. (’., New York city. Cornish had a room in Mrs. Adams' apartments in West 8bth street, New York. Mrs. Rogers liven there, and was there on the morning her mother died, after finding the dose of cyanide of mercury. Mrs. Rogers and her husband have been separated for some time, she liv ing in New York, he in Buffalo. When she brought her suit she applied for alimony. One of her lawyers stated, pathetically, that she had to “live in a New York hash house.” while her husbanu dwelt in luxury at the Iro Quolse hotel. It was shown, however, that Mr. Rogers paid his wife money for her support, altuough he lived apart from her. Wireless Telegraphy. A report comes through Consul Gen eral Gunther of Frankfort to the effect that the captain of a channel mail steamer, which is provided with a wireless telegraphy apparatus, states tnat on his last trip he received a mes sage from the officer of the French lightship, anchored about twenty-five miles from Dunkirk, stating that he would be unable to light up the next night unless help arrived from the shore. The captain at once sent a wireless message to La Panne, on the Belgian coast, from which point it was forwarded to Dunkirk by the regular telegraph line, whence a boat was sent to the lightship and the necessary re pairs were made. SAYINGS dim DOINGS I___J Henry Clay' ErCan^. Henry Clay Evans went to the South j from Pennsylvania several years ago and grew quite popular in Tennessee, the state of his adoption. He Las a strong political following and his friends have always claimed that he was elected when he ran for governor, but was counted out. Mr. Evans has a good war record. He is about 57 years old and one of the live, pushing men of Dixie. So well was he thought of by all classes of persons in Chatta nooga that he was twice elected mayor of that town, in 1890 when he ran for Congress he had a strong Democrat for an opponent, but although it was a close race Mr. Evans was elected by 18,641 votes to his opponent's 18,368. His administration of the pension HENRY CLAY EVANS, office brought sharp criticism from | people favoring a more liberal policy. Monument to Terry. No more striking spectacle could be imagined than that of the premier of the new Japan delivering the dedica tory oration over a monument erected by Japanese admirers to the memory of Commander Perry, the bluff Am erican sailor who in 1853, at the point of his guns practically forced the open ing of the first Japanese port to the shipping of foreign nations. It is sig nificant that the men of the new Japan which has been created since that time are now willing to acknowledge so handsomely the debt of gratitude which they owe to the sailor who less than half a century ago was looked upon as a foreign interloper. Noth ing could be in more striking proof of the great progress in civilization and enlightenment which the island em pire has made in the last fifty years. When Perry, with his two vessels, sailed into the Bay of Yeddo the Jap anese governor sent off a fleet of lit tle boats to warn him to retire. But he, mindful of the ways of Oriental diplomacy, hid himself in his cabin and sent word that the “great admiral" would hold communication only with the governor in person, and that if the swarm of small boats did not get back to land they would be blown out of the water. A few days later Commo dore Perry, surrounded by a glittering bodyguard, arranged only for its ef fect on the Japanese mind, was given an impeial reception on land and de livered to the royal princess the letters with which he had been intrusted by the President of the United States. Mechanical Calendar. An amateur artist by the name of M. Albert Jagat has invented a me chanical calendar, which indicates the days, weeks, months, years and even leap years. The apparatus is wound up and works like a clock. It consists principally of a disc and five cog wheels, which contain a sum total of ninety-six teeth, three weights and nine levers. Of the weights, one is ft counterpoise, one is wound up every fortnight and one every year. The parts aie all very accurately adjusted THE CLOCK-WORK CALENDAR, and are expected to last until they ao tually wear out. One of the wheels in fact, is designed to last for 300 yeara. Women Should Be Barred. One reads with a shock of surprise ; that as many women as could crowd Into the room were present on Mon day when the trial of a Presbyterian preacher was begun before a commit tee of the presbytery on charges which involve his standing as a decent man as well as a minister. The surprise is not occasioned by the fact that so many women were present, for there will always be plenty of people anxious to attend any hearing at which prurient or sensational testi mony is expected. But as it is cer tainly within the power of the mem bers of the committee to liar out of the courtroom women who have no direct interest in the case one would certainly expect that they would be i the first to take such action. TAX LtVY TOR THE STATE. It I* Now Oomptettnl anil I* Htiown to lie a* Below. LNCOLN, Neb., July 22.—The state | board of equalization completed the | tax levy by counties.. The rate for the general fund is 6 mills; for the university fund, 1 mill Owing to the increase lu the assessed valuation oi the state, which amounts to nearly $2,70t).000, the university fund will be increased this year by about $2,685 over last year. The levy by counties is as follows i- — ——— General University Fund. Fund. Adams . $ W,5».7« $2,717.16 Antelopa .‘ 7,863.901 1,572.11 Banner . 1,332.94 266.51 Blaine . 1,091.91; 218-31 Boone .’ 3,472.521 1,694.50 Box Butte . 3,903.671 780.73 Boyd . 3,454.75! 690.9J Brown . 8.530 68; 703.12 Buffalo. 188.8.131.52! 2,707.72 Burt . 13.921.02 2,784.26 Butler . 11,116.32 2,223.24 Cass . 23,377.52 4,675.56 Cedar . 13.961.08 2,792 21 Chase . 3,266.73' 663.34 Cherry . 9,903.26| 1,930.64 Cheyenne . 7,515.71 1,503.14 Clay . 12.0-*i S9. 2,419 17 Colfax . 10,024.63! 2,004.90 Cuming . 11,237.'8! 2.247.57 Custer . 12,206 95 ) 2.441.39 Dakota . 8,041 29 1,603.25 Dawes ... 5.142.51 1.923.50 Dawson . 8,375.01 1,674.80 Deuel . 3,420.57 684.11 Dixon . 8.647 46! 1.729.49 Dodge . 15.763.52 3,152.70 Douglas . 111.908,961 22.381.79 Dundy . 3.291.32 ! 658.26 Fillmore . 11,425.861 2.295.17 Franklin . 5.782.29 1,156.54 Frontier .I 5,437.29| 1.087.45 Furnas .i 9,369.25, 1,873.85 Gag- . 26.790.471 5.856.09 Gartleid .j 1,271,92| 254.38 Gosper . 3,765.69 753.13 Grant . 2.371.351 474.27 Greeley . 4,802.15, 960.43 Hall . 12.900.181 2.560.08 Hamilton . 9.329.59 1,865.91 Harlan . 6,443.'», 1,28'.41 Hayes . 2.211.701 44'. 34 Hitchcock . 4,506.51 901.30 Holt . ll.637.60j 2,327.53 Hooker .j 724.94 144.93 Howard . 6 827.46 1,365.49 Jefferson . 12,770.40 2,554.08 Johnson . 10.825.55 2.1>i5.11 Kearney .! 6.604.59, 1,329.91 Keith .: 4.024.29 804.97 Keva Paha . 2,192.38' 438.27 Kimball . 3,128.26 627.>5 Knox .i 9,271.08 1,864.21 Lancaster . 44.076.87 8,815.37 Lincoln . 9.835.99' 1,967.19 Logan . 1,154.90 230.98 Loup . 925.70, 185.14 Madison . 11,511.09 2,902.21 McPherson . 858.74| 131.74 Merrick . 9,222.38; 1,844.49 Nance . 6.407.30 1.281.46 Nemaha . 13,837.381 2,767.47 Nuckolls . 11.188.72' 2,237.47 Otoe . 24.206.171 4,841.03 Pawnee . 12.220.11 2,644."3 Perkins . 2,758.29 551.65 Phelps . 6,416.47 1.283.23 Pierce . 7.632 36 1.526.47 Platte . 12.230.04, 2.446.00 Polk . 6.5*16.15 1,319.23 Red Willow . 6,2';6.55 1.263.71 Richardson . 16,667.33 3.:i33r4S Rt, k . 2.>16.99 561.39 Saline . 12.l«3.57 2.496.71 Sarpy . 11.398.69 2.279.73 Saunders . 17,*>W1.39 3,418.37 Scott< Bluff . 2.340.65 468.13 Seward . 13,014.40 2,6ns.'8 Sheridan . 5."8.80 1,177.76 Sherman .i 4..',.*'.74 879.74 Sioux . 2.561.73 512.34 Stanton .1 7.367.13 1,473.72 Thayer . 11 S75.SO 2.375.56 Thomas .! 909.71 181.94 Thurston . 2,780.91 556.18 Washington . 11.793.IF 2,358.62 Wayne . 9,508.65 1,901.77 Webster .! 9,50.8.651 1,901.73 York .1 11 498.10 2,299.62 Valley .1 _ 4.997.77,_995.55 She Drive* to Death LINCOLN. Neb., July 22.—Mrs. Dan Johnson, postmistress at Rokeby, a small town about twelve miles south west of Lincoln, while driving across the Rock Island track within a mile of her home at an early hour this morning, was struck by a special freight train and received injuries that resulted in her death Opinion is prevalent there that Mrs. Johnson came to her death as th» result of de liberate action on her part. She had had a great deal of trouble with her neighbors, who made her the victim of constant persecution. Hnrvefttini; If ay Crop*. BASSETT. Neb., July 22.—Ranch men in this vicinity are making ac tive preparations to begin haying and inside of ten days the harvest will be well under way. At first It was thought that the heavy late rains had injured the crop, and while this was found true in some instances, as a general rule the fear was unfounded. Tow Drag-* It v to Death. WAHOO. Neb July 22.—Chas. Mil ler, 10-ve ir-old son of Mr. and Mrs. N. Miller, was killed while leading a eow to pasture He tied the rope around his body and the cow ran, dragging him four blocks breaking his neck and greatly mutilating his head and face. Fnglnc Set* Fire to Wheat. STROMSBl'RO, Neb . July 22 —As John Dritzler started to thresh some wheat for J. A. Crawley, two miles west of here, the engine set fire to the field and burned twelve acres of fine wheat wooii Mart* For Philippine*. LEXINGTON. Neb., July 22.—Rev. Mr. Montgomery of Wayne, Neb., is visiting in I>exington. NVh , prior to going to the Philippine islands, to j take charge of the Presbyterian mis sion schools. - I Bloodhound* Trace Money. BEATRICE, Neb., July 22.—Cyrus j Bel, a farmer three miles from this city, was robbed while working in the . field. Bell is a bachelor and had over. |100 secreted in a trunk at the house, j The thief stole 137, but did not find the balance, which was in another part of the trunk. Bell drove to Bea- ; trice about midnight, secured the Fulton bloodhounds and they traced ( the thief to this city, whore he was located. He settled the matter. J STATE rAIR GROUNDS PURCHASE. Builders Ordered to Begin Work on the New fthedtt. LINCOLN, July 20.—The state hoard of public lands and buildings com pleted the purchase of the state fair grounds and the board of agriculture immediately ordered the builders to begin work on the new live stock sheds and barns. The grounds will be enclosed by an improved wire fence and all of the main buildings now standing will be repaired and repaint* ed. All of the expense incident to putting the grounds and buildings in shape for the npxt state exhibit will be paid out of the balance of the ap propriation of $35,000 made by the legislature. Secretary Furnas said that every thin gwould be in readiness by the opening day of the fair. The various contractors have been impressed with the importance of ther duties and they have agreed to exprt every power to have their work completed by Aug ust 25. The warrant which was delivered to the Nebraska Exposition association for the state fair grounds was after wards sold to the state treasurer for investment of the permanent senool fund. DEAD IN SALT CREEK. ITody of t’uknown Man Fouud I’ndsr Bridge at Lincoln. LINCOLN, July 20.—An unknown man was found dead in Salt creek un der a Rock Island bridge two milts south of this city. It was at first thought he had been murdered, but an investigation soon exploded that theory. A wound on his head was thought to have been made by a bul let. but Coroner Graham insists that it might have been caused by some sharp piece of metal in the undergear ing of a freight train. Coroner Graham and a jury examin ed the Imrlv and after listening to the testimony of the section workmen returned a verdict, finding that death came from unknow causes. It is be lieved that Graham was riding under a freight car and while asleep or from exhaustion lost his hold and foil. SLAUGHTER GOES TO MANILA. Nebraska Paymaster to Serve Two Years in the Orient. OMAHA, July 20.—Majoi Bradner D. Slaughter, army paymaster here, has news that lie has been ordered to the Philippines for service. Major Charles E. Stanton, now in Manila, is expected to come her* to relieve him. August 15, Captain William R. Graham will be relieved from duty in the Phil ippines to also come to Omaha. Major Slaughter is not surprised, and, in fact, is quite willing to try a couple of years on the other side of the world. It is expected that Major Stanton will not be able to arrive here and take charge before September 1. Major Slaughter will be aicompanled to Manila by John A. Lottridge, his chief clerk, who came here from Lin coln at the beginning of 1899. Plainvlew Farmer’s suicide. PLAINVIEW, Neb., July 20.—The body of William Dibbert, a prosperous German farmer who lived six miles northwest of here, was found hanging to a rafter in his granary. Mr. Llih bert hail been afflicted with kidney trouble for the past year and during the day had worked in the harvest field, but when he left the field at night he failed to show up at the house. He was found by his mother, having hung himself the previous evening. Child Struck l>y Lightning. GRAND ISLAND, Neb., July 20.— The little daughter of Henry Stack, aged seven years, was struck by light ning while playing in the hack yard in this city. Her hair was badly burn ed and she was seriously shocked, but has good chances of recovery. Deputy liMine Warden. LINCOLN, July 20.—Governor Sav age has named Captain J. T. Richmond of Johnstown as deputy game warden, to serve without compensation. It is the intention of the governor to ap point at least one deputy for every county in the state. Young Man Die* on Train. ALMA, Neb., July 20.—Jesse Mc Guire, of Garden City, Iowa, who was accompanied by his mother, hound for Colorado for his health, was taken from the Darlington train dying. He died shortly after being placed in the depot. DhiikIIuk from >i Halter. CAMBRIDGE, Neb., July 20.—The body of John Denmead was found dangling from the rafters of the barn on his place north of town. A doctor was summoned and gave as his opin ion that the man committed suicide by hanging and that the deed was done at least three days before the body was found. Denmead was a farmer in fair circumstances and had lived alone for some time. His wife had died several years ago. Tttl UVT STOCK MARKET. ▼ Latest Quotation* I rum South Omaha and Kansas City. SOI'Til OMAHA. Cattle—There was an extremely light run of cattle and as packers all seemel to have liberal orders there were not enonugh to go the rounds and prices ad vanced sharply. The few cars of beef steers on sale were picked up lit an early hour at prices that looked fully a dime higher, and In some cast s more. As com pared whh the (lose of last week prices are now fully as good as they were then, and sales were made that looked higher than the same kind of cattle sold for on last Friday. There were very few cows and heifers on sale and practically noth ing that could he called choice. The way buyers acted good stuff was evidently In good demand and would probably have sold a little higher. Even the common stuff that was offered sold a little higher In some cases. Bulls, calves and stags were all In very light supply and the few on sale sold as they did yesterday. Stock ers and feeders were also scarce today and prices improved. In extreme case* they sold as much as 20c higher, though 10@15o would cover the advance In most cases. Cattle that were carried over from yesterday In some cases sold as much as 20c higher than the best bids reoeived yesterday. Hogs—There was another liberal supply of hogs, though not quite as many ar* rived aa yesterday or the day before. Packers started in fairly oarly and the opening market was about 2V»c higher than yesterday's general market. The hulk of the first hogs sold largely at $5 574 and $3.60, hut It was noticeable that tn most cases buyers wpre picking out the better loads. It took a choice load of hoge to bring over $5 624. and very few sold above that figure. The light stuff sold mostly from $5.57 down. The market was fairly active until about half the hogs had changed hands, and then for a time not much was done. Sheep- There was a very light run of sheep, and no lambs nt all arrived. Thu sheep sold at just about steady prices with yesterday, or 107(100 lower than last week. Western wethers sold from $3.25 to $3 to. The lamb market is still In very bad shape at all points. The demand Is ex tremely light and prices have broken 50® 75c at this point as compared with th» high time last week KANSAS CITY Cattle—Beef steers, cows and Texans, 16 7/20c higher; stockers and feeders, strong; choice exports and dressed beef steer. $5.507(E.9o; fair to good, $1 75713.40; stookers and feeders $2 50®4.25; western fed steers. $3.15715.35; Texans and Indians, $3X5®4.40; Texas grass steers, $3.25713 90: Texas cows, $2.60713.25; native cows, $2 .75(04.25; heifers. $2.50714.75; canners, $1,737/2 70; bulls. $2.50® 4.00: calves. $2,507/5.25. Hogs Market 57/ 10c higher: top. $5,974; bulk of sales. $5 50715.80; heavy, $5,857/5.974; mixed packers. $5.55715.80. light, $6.35®6.70; pigs, $1,737/5.30. Sheep and I,amba—Sheep, steady; lambs were 10c lower; lambs, $4.30715.00; wethers, 257/3 75. yearlings, $3.50714.25; ewes. $3.«0® 3.23; stock sheep. $1.507i3.75. inputs TO HIS CRITICS. Declare* Ife If** No Anlmni Against the Admiral. NEW YORK, July 20.—Edgar S. Maclay replied to the criticism which has been made on his historical works dealing with Admiral Schley and the navy during the Spanish war. He said in part: "I did not appreciate at the time I wrote the book that the terms were immoderate and intemperate. It is Y only recently that it has met with ad verse criticism. It is now my Intention to revise that portion of the work that deals with the battle of San tiago. But I shall not alter the facts, for they are correct, and I must first be assured that they are in error. Tin proofs were submitted to the officers who took part in the battle of San tiago, as well as to Secretary Long, and received their approval. I should explain that only those portions of the book were submitted to eaNi of ficer that related to him personal'y or to the part he took In the battle. ‘‘I have no animus against Admiral Schley.” TO RESTORE EMPIRE. Plot I* Sal<l to Ho Klponlng to Overthrow • he French Kepithll)'. LONDON, July 20.—The Pali Ma'l Gazette publishes a communication from Its Paris correspondent giving circumstantial details of an alleged conspiracy to overthrow the French republic and install Prince Louis Na poleon as emperor. The correspond ent is Issured that September 14, upon which date the czar intends to pro mote Prince I-ouis to a full general- / ship in the Russian army, has been selected as the occasion for a demon stration to support the claims of this prince, who is such a close friend of their Russian ally, by all the elements opposed to the present regime. The names of M. de Roulede, the marquis de Lnr Saluces and M. Mari el-Habert are mentioned as the leading spirits of the movement, and several high functionaries of the present govern ment are aleged to be assisting the movement with funds. firput Hunk’* Cxpital. M'jW \ ORK, July 20.—At a meeting of the stockholders of the First Na tional bank it was voted to increase the capital of the bank to $10,000,000. «cl.'rti.i>r Cabinet. COPENHAGEN, July 20.—King Christian has entrusted Dr. Deuntser with the task of organizing a liberal ministry to succeed the De Schested cabinet, which resigned Wednesday The following selections have already been made: President of the council, Dr. Deuntser; minister of justice, Al berti; minister of interior, Count Hol utein; minister of foreign affairs, Al- 'i frcd Hage; minister of finance, Christ ensen; of agriculture, Hansen.