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Tlio Hhoilo Islnnd -legislature ad
journed Hlno dlo without (selecting, h
United Stales senator. 4
Former Judge Abncr Smith, late
president of the Bank of America
Chicago, and Gustuv IP. Sorrow, vice
president, woro Vacli fined $J,000 ami
sentenced for two years in prison.
Mrs. Julia Sheldon, mother of Gov
ernor Goorgo L. Sheldon of Nebraska,
died at her homo at Nehawlca.
, Tho Rhode Island superior court has
held that tho proprlpior of a place of
amusement Is undor no obligation to
admit any person he may choose to
exclude, and that the person wearing
n United States uniform has no more
right to admission than anyone else.,
Tho Oklahoma constitution has been
formally signed by tho delegates to the
constitutional convention. A Guthrlo,
Okla., dispatch to the Sfe Louis Globe
Democrat, savs: "Tho final vote on tho
constitution, as Interlined, changed
and added to during tho past week,
was taken just prior to its being
signed by President Murray. Tho to
tal vote was elghty-iTvo nycn, no nays,
and twenty-seven absent. Delegate
Oioud of Wellston, the only republt
ean present, voted for tho constitu
tion on final passage. Thus it received
every vote cast. Tho signing was
completed at 4:10 o'clock, when Sec
retary Charles Fllson o Oklahoma at
tached tho Oklahoma seal. When tho
Signing began, Delegate Harrison of
Snyro called attention to the fact that
the signing -was being done on the an
niversary of the battle of Lexington,
in 1775, when tho first blood of tho
revolution was shed. Delegate Bryant
of Gotobo mentioned that it was the
anniversary of tho opening of tho
Cheyenne and Arapahoe Indian coun
try to settlement, In 1892, at which
time ho made tho run for a homo. Tho
republican delegates, in caucus as
sembled, agreed not to sign the con
stitution, and only Hudson of Hen
rietta was present when the signing
was in progress. It is understood that
two republicans were not bound by tho
party caucus and will in all probabil
ity sign the constitution Cobb of Sa
pulpa and Cain of Oktaha. The latter
recency wrote to President Murray
asking him to attach liln nnmo
constitution. None of tho other repub-
lii-uua, uuwever, wm sign.
ho sold and out of ilio proceeds tho
court will pay all coats and damages
duo tlio state. If it 1$ necessary to
send tho militia to enforce tlio order
tho defendants will pay the bill. Jt
will not bo necessary to do this, how
ever.' Tlio brewer' property In Kan
sas consists of warehouses and saloon
fixtures and is valued at many thou
sands of dollars."
James Bartlott Hammond, Inventor
of the Hammond typewriter, has been
sent to an asylum on complaint of his
brother. He Is sixty years of ago.
John Mitchell, tlio labor leader, is
reported to bo seriously ill.
, Washington dispatches report that
William Loeb, secretary to the presi
dent, may bo chosen president of tho
Washington City Railway and Electric
sight. Tlio nature of tho girl appealed
fo tlb chivalry of Dr. Garvin, himself
a southerner of the old-Xashloncd type,
and through his efforts she was sent
to tho Perkins 'Institute for the Blind
at Boston, where she took a full course,
afterward studying" music at the same
Dr. Garvin took Intense interest In
the 3roung woman, whoso attainments
wore such as to m'nko her a valuable
friend, and since the death of Mrs.
Garvin, half n dozen years ago, he has
spent considerable time In her society,
tho close acquaintanceship culminat
ing in the announcement of their en
gagement. Miss Tomllnson is 33 years old and
Dr Garvin was born In 1841. He lias
throe daughters Edith, Ethel and
Florence Garvin all of whom are
close friends. of .Miss Tomllnson.
Providence, R. I., Dispatch in New
Two members of the marine corps
wero ojocted from the congressional
ifUKujr uuiiuiiig ut vvasnington. They
claimed that tlioy were ejected be
causo tlioy were in uniform. Library
authorities claim, however, that they
wore ejected because they were "flirting."
. Gilbert . Laws, at one time a mem
ber of congress, of Nebraska, died at
his home in Lincoln. ,
In a letter written to George E. Pow
ers of Orange, la., Governor Cummins
says that Mr. Roosevelt ought' to bo a
candidate for a third term. ,
An Associated Press dispatch from
Topeka, Kan., follows: "Attorney
General F. S, Jackson, by securing an
Injunction against nine foreign brew
ing companies to prevent their own
ing property and operating saloons,
and In obtaining an order for an ap
pointment of, receivers for tho brewers'
property, has taken the most offcetlvo
rjoasuro that has ever been Invoked
to enforce the prohibitory law in Kan
sas. He Intends to push tho crusade
to an active conclusion and todav in
mi interview said: 'When tho receiv
er is named ho will proceed to locate
nud take under his control all prbn
orty of tho defendants found Injihe
state und thus will bo able to sd
every place where tho defendants' aro
in any way carrying on business1 m
Kansas. Any attempt to conceal tho
sale of llmiora win ni.iA , ,,!",
um ,i .tu .."" ?" ",v- "UlUIUl-
I ninX l . " anticipating ngentsN
h. V u suue lu contempt of
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-..wu wuii. xuu property wul
President Roosevelt and partv left
Son April 4r Jamest0WI1 exPsl-
n?i10 -?imMtoYn oxI)0slon was op
cued with great splendor April 2G.
An Associated Press dispatch from
Upper Alton, 111., 8nys: "SvlngX
elded in favor of tlio sopnomores m
an oratorical contest at Shurtleff col
lege last night, which decision was
Mugan of St. Louis and E. M. Dev
general advertising agent for the Mis'
sourl Pacific system, two of the three
judges, were seized by the freshmen,
tied to trees on the campus and left
helpless until morning. Attorney Har
old Johnson of St, Louis, tlio third
Judge, who rendered a devlsion in fa
vor of the freshmen, was not molest-
h i"r;rV "u? IWI Mr. Dey
: A " i , ,. uoulH to iiee tnemaelves
after being tied to tlie trees, but to no
avail Before dawn thoy' were
leased and permitted to return to St.
Louis, chilled and chagrined.''
The Santa E3 railroad company has
been indicted at Los Angeles for giv
ing rebates. hV
,A yieJlim cablegram says: "Prof.
Albert Rlttor Von Mosetig-Moorhof,
the famous surgeon and introducer of
Iodoform, threw himself into the Dan
ube today while suffering from mental
trouble and was drowned
DR. GARVIN'S ROMANCE
Ex-Governor Luclous P. C. Garvin
of Rhode Island has announced his en
gagement to Miss Sarah Emma Tom
llnson of Lonsdale, who Is just half
his owir age, and who has been blind
since she was seven years old. The
date of tlio wedding has not yet been
fixed, but Governor Garvin in an
nouncing the engagement said that the
ceremony would bo performed soon.
When Governor Garvin first mot
Miss Tomllnson she was a small child
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tP illness which deprived her. of,, eye-
ROSCOE CONKLING'S QUO
TATION Thoroxis a vast amount of discus
sion going on about the poetical quo
tation made by Senator Roscoe Couk
Img in his speech at the Chicago con
vention in 1880 Whmi lin r1nnr1 Tr
ident Grant in nomination for a third
Ho wound up his great speech with
these stirring lines:
"When asked what state he hails from,
Our sole reply shall be,
Ho comes from Appomattox,
And its famous apple tree."
This was called "doggerel and
"stuff" and the like at that time, and
occasionally nt iha ftmo nni w
tributed to Conkling himself. Of
course Mr. Conkling himself knew
better and well-read people, as a rule,
know better,, and knew who therenl
author wjis, tand knew what it was
that evoked the entire poem in 18GS(,
m responding to a toast to the name
of Gen. U. S. Grant.
It was a military banquet at Sher
ry's In New Vnrlr In IfifiQ r
Charles G. Halpin, "Private Miles
y avuxiv yub unexp.ecteuiy called on
to respond to the toast. On the back
of a menu card he penciled some 20
or 28 lines of verse winding up with
tlio lines above quoted. It was one
of the great hits of the evening, and
as an impromptu poem has probably
never been equaled.
The late Robert B. Ttoosevclt, the
democratic uncle of the president, was
at that time associated with Gen. Hal
p n, and edited one of the volumes of
his poems. Now Mr. Roosevelt hated
doggerel" with an implacable hatred,
and the fact that he asked Halpin to
add a few prefatory lines, and then
placed it conspicuously in tho volume,
auswers fully the suggestion made by
several writers that it was mere "dog
gerel." Columbus Press-Post.
OBSTACLES TO SELF-RULE
The Porto Rlcaus who-want a na
tive of the island appointed colonial
secretary should remember that the"&
are several Harvard graduates, rough
r'dera and congressional lame ducks
who need a job just about that size.
Some years ago General Hiles
started to drive from Red Lodge,
Mont., to Cody, Wyo to see his friend,
Buffalo Bill. The road was rough, and
the reckless driving of the man holding
tho lines made it seem rougher, but
the Indian fighter compressed his lips
and clung to tho seat without com
plaint. When near Cody, the general
suddenly prodded the driver in the
hack with his, walking stick and said
curtly: "Driver, turn around."
"What?" exclaimed the astonished
mDo n , to11 you" commanded
Miles. So tho man turned the horses
about and started. back to Red. Lodge.
"Now turn here' ordered Miles,
after they had driven a few yards.
convinced that his distinguished pas
senger had suddenlv Instills mti'irl flT
driver turned about once, more and - ..
started for Cody. '
"There!" exclaimed kilos, In a tone
of satisfaction, as the side wheels
struck a stone and he boundeiUnto" the',
air. "You hit itl Nowr. driver, you
can go back to Red Lodcro'stuf nii
them that you drove seventy-five miles'.
iuiu never missea a pock. You've ult7A.
them, every one." Lippincott's. ",;
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