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About The Red Cloud chief. (Red Cloud, Webster Co., Neb.) 1873-1923 | View Entire Issue (April 1, 1892)
POX the first of
When the trisk
sters are about.
We are extremely
la the house and when we're out
To never be an "April fool;"
We also show our art
In making fools of others,
Who, of course, are not so smart.
We scorn the tempting pocketbooks
That lay upon the walk
We keep an eye upon our back
For printings nude of chalk;
We 3o not stoop for pennies
That are nailed upon the floor,
Xor do we burn our Angers
With the hot ones any more.
At pics of soap and cotton
We are careful not to bite; '
We don't po on an errand
Nor go runninp to a sight:
The old plus? hats put in our way
Don't uCer from our kicks,
And no exprosaes we pay
On bundles made of bricks.
We do not trust our dearest friends.
We don't believe our eyes.
We're watchf ul and suspicious
And for caution take a prize;
We smile a 'very knowing smile
At any yarn we hear
The more a thing looks innocent
The worse it doth appear.
Yes, on the First of April
Tis a wonder how a man
Detects the j-ltehtest humbug.
When, on other days, he can
Be taken In so easily.
And be o great a fool
In spite of long experience.
Both in and out of school.
H. C. Dodge, in Goodall'3 Sun.
ffiiPHS A RfTABR' TF&Sfl
. i l
Fhe Nicest Kino Of An
SSV35SES, she's the
XT 1, ' ," Jv"! - Tlfdo
' $ lipfa I speaks English
a V JJ with the most
"Shairman accent. We do have lots of
fun with her, and 1 suppose we're very
-wicked. But truly, I doubt if she
xeallv knows when we are bothering
"Why. of course, she does; but she
hasn't the gift of keeping order, and
"that isn't our fault, is it?"
r "Sh ! there she goes!"
The group of girls about the register
turned to look after the tiny, queerly
dresed figure as Fraulein Mann passed,
vrith her odd walk, through the darken
'She's a good teacher, though, isn't
she?' asked Nettie Lawson. the new
girl at Miss Douglas", to whom the
others were imparting such bits of in
formation concerning school as the
thought would be interesting and
"Oh, yes, good enough," the first
speaker said, with a laugh, "for those
that want to learn. I hate German,
and only take it because 1 must. Uut
she can't manage us any more than a
Rosamund got off a fine joke on her
-awhile ago. You haven't met Rosa
mund Thorp yet, have you? She's a
dear, icn't she, girls'.'"
"The sweetest, prettiest, brightest
thing!" cried one enthusiast
"And no end of jollinesi about her,"
"Well, you'll see her soon, and you'll
"be sure to agree with us that she's a
jewel of the first water. She was out
for the afternoon, and she's making up
her practice now down in the lower
music-room; she changed with. Mary
Loring. She plays like a dream."
"You perceive that Molly doesn't ad
mire Kobe at all." vhiscered a girl,
Molly grew crmon.
"Admire! I love her beyond words;
hes my best friend," she declared,
stoutly. "You girls can joke all you
like, you know you'd give your ears if
he were as fond of you as she is of
me," with schoolgirl frankness
"Come now. don't be huffy, Molly:
Rosamund's a duck, and so are you. Tell
-about Joan of Arc's triumphal entry."
Well, Miss Mann's English vocab
ulary isn't what you'd call complete,"
"began Molly, "and she has a little way
of writing down the translation of all
the words she isn't used to on a piece of
&M y v
rUJi if m for! hfo,
paper, which she brings to class. One
morning she was in a flutter. I saw
her looking in her pocket, in her books,
and in the remarkable little bag she
carries, but no paper was to be found.
Still all was well till my turn came to
translate. My paragraph was some
thing about Joan of Arc's entry into
Orleans, but that's all I could make
out, so I stumbled along anyhow. Miss
Mann lost patience, and said: 'Das is
not so, not so,' and started off herself
to show me how it should be done. "But
before she began she whispered to
Rose to know the meaning of 'schlach
tross' it means a charger, you know
and Eose, I could see her eyes just
dance, whispered back very low.
Fraulein warmed to her work, so to
speak, and went through the paragraph
in her broken English with many
gestures, flashing up with: 'At the bet
ov her troops came Joan, attired most
recchly, and riding upon a speritea
rooster.' We all shouted, and little
Mann couldn't do a thing. Wasn't
Eose a wretch."
Molly wiped her eyes as she finished
this choice incident, which evoked
much laughter from her little audience.
In the midst of it entered a pretty girl,
whom the others greeted with enthu
siasm. "0, Rosamund dear, we're so glad to
see you. This time we'll forgive you,
but you must not have your practicing
again just before study hour."
The tall, blonde girl laughed blithe
ly, submitting unresistingly to the
petting she received from each of the
"This is"Miss Lawson, Miss Thorp,
but you might as well be Eose and
Nettie at once, because you've got lots
of friends in common. But you can't
talk them over now; time is flying, and
we want to settle on a joke to play on
Fraulein on the first."
"For an April fool?" queried Eose.
"Yes, of course, for talents are un
limited, our resources in inverse propor
tion thereto. Thy brilliant brain sup
plies ne'er an idea."
'Nor mine." added Molly; "but we
must bestir ourselves, for, though what
wo do cannot be anvthimr much, we
must solace ourselves by getting great
fun from it, for she's the only teacher
we'd dare try it with, and she s sure
not to telL"
"Where are your brilliant flashes of
genius, Eose?" asked Jenny Noyes.
"You haven't said a word since you
"Aren't you well, dear?" said Molly,
"I'm all right, girl. Only I'm getting
used to having my ideas turned topsy
turvy." "As how, mum?"
"Girls. I feel serious," said Eose,
"Wonders will never cease!"
"I'm going to turn over a new leaf.
In fact, ladies, it's turned!"
"Mercy! what's up? Miss Lawson'il
think she's struck a paragon."
"Instead of the ringleader of all
that's rule breaking,"' finished Rosa
mund, with a smile.
"Come, now, Eosey. you shan't run
yourself down!" cried Molly, warmly.
"You're better than any of us."
"Tastes differ, my Molly."'
"Not in this case," Agnes Walton
said, squeezing Rose's left hand, Molly
having possession of the other.
"Well, girls, don't you want to hear
about my leaf? It's just turned over,
and I'm anxious to have it stay where
it's put, so I'll 'fess and make you wit
nesses. It's about Fraulein Mann.
Girls, I shall never bother that woman
"Saul among the prophets!" ex
claimed Jenuy. "What's happenod?"
"You know I practiced in Mary
Loring's place this evening. I was
playing scales in the darlc Then I be
gan on that lovely thing of Schu
mann's that I've just memorized. The.
door opened as I was finishing it and I
stopped. A voice said: 'Better; once
more that, Mary.' No wonder Fraulein
thought I was Mary Loring, for she
plays that same Schumann thing, too,
and my corner was as dark as a pocket.
I never said a word, thinking what a
joke it would be when she found out
it was I, but just played away in my
best manner. As I finished I heard an
unmistakable bob. Just fancy how
surprised I was, for certainly Fraulein
Mann looks like the last person to be
moved by music or anything else. I
didn't know what to do for a moment,
but I could see dimly that she had her
handkerchief up to her eyes. You
know I just can't bear to see people
cry. so I rushed over and took hold of
her hand, and in a minute-she was sob
bing on my shoulder and saying in her
broken English that she was so home
sick and miserable. I soothed her as
well as I could and got away as fast as
possible, for I felt like a guilty wretch,
letting her think I was Mar" but how
could I undeceive her? Her broken
English didn't seem funny a bit, girls,
and I nearly cried myself, she was so
pitiful. Somehow, you know, I never
realized she felt things, she always
seemed so stolid."
"Poor thing!" murmured Nettie.
"Yes, we all know what homesick
ness is, don't we? And we have lots of
fun, too. Vell, I just petted her a bit
you needn't laugh, Jenny Noyes, I've
seen you homesick! and, when lleft
her. went to find Mary Loring. She
and Fraulein are quite chummy, and I
wanted to find out something about
Fraulein Mann. Sure enough, she
knew lots about her, and said it was
no secret, of course. I do wish we'd
been kinder to her. Just think! she
hasn't a soul in the world belonging to
her, except one little niece, about ten.
over in Germany. She is so fond of
her, and supports her entirely, and
Mary says Fraulein is juit miserable
away from her. And, do you know,
Mary says she's always wanted to tell
our class about this, for she knew we
weren't a bit considerate, but she sup
posed we wouldn't care. Now, there's
an opinion of our set for you! But I'm
ashamed for one "'
"A fine impression we've made on
Mary!" cried Molly.
"1 fancy we deserve itin some ways."
said Alice Snow, "though I don't think
Mary really knows any of us. She's a
fine girl, but so prim and priggish that
I never could get on with her for one."
We all have oar faults, my friends,"
said Eose, "and it may be better to be
a prig than an 'imp of mischief.' as a
teacher once called me. I'm a repent
ant imp now. anyway."
"I 'spose that puts a stop to our plan
of an April fool." said Jenny Noyes,
just a little regretfully.
"Wait a second, girls, I have an
idea!" Eosamund's blue eyes were
dancing with fun through the little
mist that had clouded them a few mo
ments before. "Lend me your ears,
and I'll impart it."
Fraulein Mann went into her class
room that next Friday morning with
some foreboding. What would those
girls, so fluchtig, so unbesonnen, what
would they do to-day on this first of
April? She felt depressed, unstrung,
hardly equal to commanding herself if
anything trying should happen, as it
did, alas! so often. She glanced along
the line of demure faces as she took her
scat, and motioned to Jenny Noyes to
begin. Fraulein Nojes, at least, could
pronounce German with some degree
of correctness. They were reading
"Maria Stuart." Schiller's master
piece had fared badly in the hands of
this class, and the teacher's teeth had
been fairly on edge to hear it rendered
so poorly with such willful careless
ness as it had met with so often. Now
Jenny began, first reading, then trans
lating, and doing both so well that
Fraulein's beady little eyes peered
curiously at her, to fiud if there was
not a hidden paper behind the book.
But no, the volume held down could
conceal nothing. Eose came next, giv
ing to the words a touch of reality, of
feeling, that her teacher had not be
lieved her capable of. Each girl in
'WOULDN T YOL GO FOR A DRIVE AT
turn took her share in the lesson so
well that the German wondered if it
was not all a dream; even Molly
plodded through her part with surpris
ingly few faults, showing an eager in
terest in the language she "hated."
What had come over the class? "Wun
derbar!" muttered Fraulein Mann to
herself. No whispers, no half-suppressed
laughter, no surreptitious notes
passed from hand to hand! Her expla
nations of difficult points were listened
to attentively; intelligent questions
were asked; Fraulein found it easy to
spoak to these interested girls, and
waxed eloquent, so that the class, in
turn, were surprised to find how much
more enjoyable than usual the lesson
was. Just once, Jenny Noyes, catch
ing Eosamund's eye, smiled and winked
expressively, but that damsel met her
look with one of Spartan virtue. Eosa
mund never did things half-way. When
the lesson ended, the class trooped out
in excellent order, silent until they
reached the corridor.
"Well, it knocked her perfectly sil
ly," said Molly, inelegantly, to Eoc
"She was afraid it was all a blind,
though, my dear primrose," added
"Well, it made me feel pretty silly
to think how we've acted,"' cried Rosa
mund. "We've all been April fools oursel ves
before, I think, not to appreciate hav
ing such a good teacher.'
"Well, we've reformed. Now, we'll
have a chance this afternoon in gram
mar, and Eose, dear, how can 1 take
her out in that atrocious bonnet!"
That class in German grammar was
a model of decorum. They knew the
lesson to a girL They asked questions
that showed real interest. Molly sur
prised everyone, herself included, by
her correct rendering of German sen
tences from the English. Fraulein
tried as never before to make the hour
an interesting one. Molly lingered
after the rest. She colored vividly as
she approached her teacher's desk.
"It's such a lovely day, Fraulein
Mann" she did not say "Frowleen"
as she usually did "wouldn't you go
for a drive at four? My horse is gen
tle, and you you haven't driven with
me at alL"
The little German was quite as em
barrassed as her would-be hostess, aud
a faint color crept up in her faded face
as she accepted this surprising invita
tion. She blew her nose vigorously as
Molly went ont.
"Ach. eef they'd be so gut always,"
she thought. "I could bear it better
away from meiu liebling."
The drive was a great success. Molly
enjoyed it as much as her guest, for
Fraulein talked of her life in Germany
in such an interesting way that the
giri even forgot the "atrocious" crim
son bonnet with its nodding pink
"Could this be that boscs madchen,
Fraulein Matthews?" thought the
"It doesn't seem as if this was that
stupid little Mann," mused Molly, al
most at the same moment.
But there was still another surprise
in store for the little woman, who,
with cheeks flushed by the soft spring
air, mounted the steps of "Miss Doug
las' school," after her airing.
"Fraulein Mann," said Eose, meet
ing her in the hali, "I've got some
tickets for the Philharmonic this even
ing. Miss Douglas goes with us, you
know, but I've an extra ticket; they
are going to play the Seventh Sym
phony, and would you care to go?"
"Ach, Fraulein Trp, ich danke ih
nen; it would give mc much play-shure."
Care to go! Fraulein Mann wiped
her eves as she went into her room.
Like'all Germans, music was her de
light," yet how little she had heard
since her stay in America! Had she
not spelled out the programme of this
very concert with eager eyes? Only
the thought of little Hedwiz's need
had kept her from buying a ticket
What happiness to hear the good and
grand music to-night! Why had these
girls Molly and Eose so suddenly
changed to her? Dropping on her
knees by a table where was the pic
tured face of a little child, the devout
woman thanked the good God who had
thus prompted her pupils to be kind to
1 wonder if there was a happier par
son in the big Music hall that evening
than the little oddly-dressed woman,
who. sitting bolt upright on the edge of
her chair, listened with shining eyes to
the heart-stirring strains of Bee
thoven's divine allegretto. Eose saw
ho,- fT,,;t ononlr wine her eyes. And
when the orchestra crashed through
the magnificent harmonies of the Eide
of the Valkyries, Eose, a keen music
lover herself, could hardly take her
gaze away from the rapt face that
beamed with appreciation and enjoy
ment. "Fraulein," said Eose, as they
walked homeward together, "perhaps
you've noticed that our class has been
"Well, it's going to last truly.
We're all ashamed of ourselves, though
we didn't mean any harm. Still we
were horrid, and I'm a committee of
, n hoo- narrfnn: and we're going to
be such German scholars as were
never known before, if you'll only
J help us."
Molly and Jenny oyes were laiuius
it over. too.
"I'm prouder of Bosaraund than
ever," declared Molly, emphatically;
"it's the nicest April fool I ever heard
of. and the best of it is that it can last
the whole year through." J. W. Miner,
in N. Y. Observer.
HE HAD A ROLL.
Bat the Bills Composing It Were Not
Thompson (meeting Fangle) Hello,
Fangle. you are just the man I want to
see. Lend me ten dollars for a week
or two, will 3'ou?
Fangle I'm very sorry, Thompson,
but I haven't the" money. But why
don't you ask Cuinso? I saw him about
a quarter of an hour ago, and he had a
great roll of bills in his pocket. I think
you'll find him in the cigar store on the
Thompson All right! I'll tackle
(Thompson hurries off. and presently
meets Cumso at the place indicated by
Cumso Hello! Good morning,
Thompson Good morning, Cumso.
I want to borrow ten dol
Cnmso (interrupting) Awfully sor
ry, old man, but
Thompson 0. that won't do! You've
got lots of money about your clothes.
Fanjrle told me that you had a big
bundle of bills in your pocket not
twenty minutes ago.
Cumso Well, it was very little in
Fangle to give me away like that- I
have a roll of bills, though. Here they
are. (Produces rolL) The tailors bill
is the smallest It's thirty-four dol
lars; how will that suit?
Thompson I'll thrash Fangle when
I catch him. I forgot that this was
the first of ApriL Munsey's.
TWO HAPPY APRIL FOOLS.
April First, Morning;
De u Jack
Your letter came to-day.
I scarcely know what to write:
If you were here perhaps I'd say
Perhaps you'd better call tonight.
You say you love medear oli chap
I've known that many a day:
But didn't think you cared a rap
For me in that sweet way.
You've been just like a brotaer dear.
And never like a beau:
If you've been 'pining for a year,"
You should have told me so!
Tis April flrst, you know, old friend,
Take time to think aripat:
Perhap-j you mean it for a joke
Perhaps you'd better call to-night!
Arnu. First, Afternoon.
My Darling Girl
I never wrote
The lines of which you tell:
Some April joker's est the note,
And forged my name as well.
Uut just suppose we spoil the fun.
My Maud and with their tools.
We'll laugh the Iasr, when they are done
Two happy April fools.
I've loved you, Maud, just in "that way,"
And didn't dare to write:
Sweetheart if I was there you say
Perhaps I'd b'ttr call to-n!sht:
Kate Materson, in Once a Week.
SHOCKING BAD HAT." Life.
I have in mind a woman fair
Old then she seemed, for I was ycunsr.
But time had left no mark upon her hair.
And I was babbling with an infant's tongue.
Another face confronts me now
'Tis sweet, with eyes that light in love;
And while my lips are forming in a vow
I feel an inspiration from above
Two women: they who bless my life
One old and gentle, full of years;
The one the mother, one the tenier wiffr
Both full of love that dissipates all tears.
Homer Bassronl, in. Detroit Free Prea.
A CLOSE CALL.
The Silver BUI Has a Narrow Es
cape in the House.
Oaljr the Casting Vote or the Speaker Sarea
It From Defeat An Excltin? Seasloa
or the House of Repre
sentatives, WASHiX0T0X,March23. The last leg
islative day of the silver debate opened
with crowded galleries and a full at
tendance of members of the house.
Immediately after the reading of the
journal, the period of general debate
was extended three hours by the an
nouncement of Mr. Bland that he
would postpone the motion for the
previous question until 5 o'clock, to
give opportunity for greater debate.
Representative Williams, of Illinois,
a democratic member of the committee
on coinage, opened the debate in favor
of the bill.
Burke Cockran, of New York, next
spoke in opposition to the bilL
Mr. Cummings, of New York, spoke
briefly, saying that his constituents
were opposed to the pending bill and
that he was not one of those who felt
at liberty to cross the desires of their
constituents. He would, therefore, as
the representative of the people of his
district, cast his vote against the bilL
Mr. Dingley, of Maine, also spoke in
opposition to the bill.
Speeches were then made by Messrs.
Dingley, Hatch, Bunn, Lond and Bart
line. At one minute after 5 o'clock Mr.
Bland, the advocate of the free silver
coinage bill, was recognized by the
speaker, and in a quiet tone of voice
demanded the previous question on
the pending bilL
Mr. Burrows, of Michigan, moved to
lay the pending bill on the table, and
said that motion took precedence of
the motioa of the gentleman from Mis
souri (Mr. Bland), and demanded the
yeas and nays on his motion.
The chair decided in favor of Mr.
Burrows, and then, amid intense excite
ment, the clerk began to call the roll
on Mr. Burrows' motion, which brought
the question to a square test vote. Ex
citement became intense as the call
progressed, and the members plainly
showed it by the restless manner with
which they moved about and crowded
to the space in front of the speaker's
At the conclusion of the roll call the
excitement had risen to fever heat. At
first a rumor spread that the motion
had been carried by three votes and
that the Bland bill was beaten. An
anti-silver man in the house started to
shout, but quickly checked himself.
Private information given out that the
vote stood yeas 148, nays 147, excited
every member and the aisles were
The recapitation being completed
the speaker arose to announce the re
sult But before doing so directed the
clerk to call his name. The clerk
called "Mr. Crisp, of Georgia," and
"Mr. Crisp, of Georgia," availing him
self of his right as a representative,
cast his vote in the affirmative amid
the deafening applause of the friends
of the measure.
Mr. Bland, not aware that the speak
er's vote saved his measure from im
mediate annihilation, changed his vote
from the negative to the affirmative in
order that he might have an opportun
ity to move a reconsideration, but
being advised in a moment that the
motion was defeated by a tie vote,
again changed to the negative. In the
meantime the members had clustered
in the space in front of the speaker's
desk and many of them propounded
questions as to the side upon which
they were recorded. In each case the
reply was a satisfactory one and no
change was made in the result. At
this moment, Mr. Enloe, of Tennessee,
with his hat on, hastily strode into the '
house and said he desired to have his
The speaker asked: "Was the gentle
man in the house during the roll call
and failed to hear his name called?"
Mr. Enloe was compelled to respond
in the negative, and the speaker said
he could not vote.
The motion was lost by a tie vote of
yeas, 14S; nays, 14a
Mr. Outhwaite, of Ohio, at once
moved to adjourn. The motion tempo
rarily left the members at sea as to
their course, and Mr. Bland, rising to
a parliamentary inquiry. asked
whether the effect of an adjournment
would be to make another special order
necessary to call up the bill. The
speaker said it would.
The vote oa adjournment was de
clared lost yeas, 91); nays, 193.
Then Mr. Johnson, of Ohio, took his
hand in the fight with a motion to re
consider the vote by which the house
refused to table the bill, and Mr. Bland
parried the foil with a motion to lay
the motion on the table. The motion
to table the motion to reconsider was
rejected yeas, 145; nays, 149. Then
it was the turn of the anti-silver men
to applaud and they did so with a- vim.
The speaker stated that the vote oc
curred on the motion to reconsider and
Mr. Reed, of Maine, sprang to his feet
and demanded yeas and nays and the
roll was called.
The speaker, without ordering a re
capitulation, announced that the mo
tioa to reconsider was defeated by a tie
vote of 14S to 14S.
The silver bill now goes on the cal
endar, but it is probable that the com
mittee will at an early day report a
resolution for its further consideration.
MrEnerr Wins In Louisiana.
New Orleans, March 25l Returns
are in from the democratic prima
ries held throughout the state Tues
day from all save a few precincts The
white democratic voters voted directly
on the question whether they pre
ferred the state ticket nominated by
the regular democratic convention and
headed by McEnery for governor, cr
the anti-lottery ticket headed by Fos
ter, and the result was as follows:
McEnery ticket. ........................... .41.?TS
Foster ticket.. .......................... ....33,73)
McEncry's majority 5,556
The missing precincts may reduce
this SCO or 400.
Why a Treaty Has Not Bent Arranged
With the Dominion A Canadian Ex
Ottawa, Oxt., March 24. One of the
most important features of the minis
ter of finance's budget speech yester
day was his explanation of the failure
of the recent vi-.ii of himself and his
colleagues to Washington to arrange a
treaty of reciprocity with Secretary
Blaine. The delegation had been most
cordially met by Mr. BIaineand Gen.
Foster, who said the Canadians must
deal with the United States and with
them alone, otherwise there would bo
no reciprocal equivalent for any con
cessions made to Canada by the United
States. The Canadian delegates then
pointed out to Secretary Blaine that
while in placing imports from the
United States on the free list thero
would be a loss of some S3, 000. 000 per
annum to the revenue, there would bo
a further loss in import duties taxed
upon goods purchased from other
countries, and which would be import
ed from the United States if the cus
toms barriers were removed. Hera
Secretary Blaine asked if it would not
be possible for Canada to make up this
loss of revenue through other means of
taxation, to which the Canadian repre
sentatives replied that the only means
by which the deficit could be made good
was by direct taxation, which,
the Canadian people would re
volt against Concluding his speech.
Minister Foster said with reference to
the Washington negotiations, that so
long as a high protective policy is main
tained in the United States Canada can
hope for no fair treaty of reciprocity
on any other line than will include
manufactured goods, and a consequent
discrimination against Great Britain,
and the rest of the world, and if the
result of the recent conference at
Washington had not resulted as had
been hoped, Canada now knows tho
only basis upon which a commercial
treaty of reciprocity with the United
States can be reached.
RUSSIA FOR WAR.
Reports In Regard to the Feeling of tho
Viexxa, March 24. The Austrian,
government is greatly disturbed by the
attitude of the military men in Russiaa
Poland. Gen. Gourko. acting, it is pre
sumed, under orders from St Peters
burg, appears to be making prepara
tions for hostilities against some
power, whether Austria or Germany is
not apparent The defenses of War
saw are being strengthened and house
holders have been notified of the num
ber of soldiers that each house will
have to accommodate in the event
of a Russian army taking up quarters
in the city. Persons whose loyalty is
questioned are expelled from Warsaw
and other Polish cities, and some aro
deported to Siberia. The guards on
the frontier have been reinforced, and
fortified camps have been established
at convenient Hoints for a sudden
movement in the direction of either
Prussia or Austria. Large bodies of
troops are in continual motion, and al
together the situation is calculated to
stimulate anxiety both at Vienna and
Berlin. Gen. Gourko returned a short
time ago from a personal conference
with the czar, and prcpar ations have
been increased since he came back to
his command. It is said that in the
event of a European war the Russian
infantry would use their old rifles, as
the Berdan rifles now being manu
factured in France will not be readr
for another year at the very earliest.
SEVENTEEN PEOPLE HURT.
An Illinois ntrl Freight CraHhea
"i hrouch an O. Jt M. I'avsencer Train.
Cixcixx.vTr, March 24. The O.iio fc
Mississippi train from St Louis, due
here this morning, arrived several
hours late, owing to a wreck at Odia,
111., where the Illinois Central road
crosses the Ohio & Mississippi. While
the Ohio & Mississippi train wa cross
ing the Illinois Central tracks a freight
train on that road tore through it car
rying away the day coach and the
front end "of the sleeper. There were
seventeen passengers in the day coach,
all of whom were injured. All will
The Illinois Central engineer elaitned
that he could not control hK train. "
However, a passenger in the day coach
says: "The freight engineer must
have been asleep. His train was made
up of seven loaded cars and thirteen
"empties." which certainly was not an
uncontrollable train. The engineer,
however, had the presence of mind to
put out his fire and thus prevent a con
flagration. The injured not able to
travel were cared for at Odin. 7Iost of
them continued their journey."
STANDARD OtL PROFITS.
When Dissolved. It is 5aW, Thr UVrr
SG.OOO.OOO in Cash anil CuTirnmeut
ItmuN on ilanil.
New Youk. March 24. The Standard
oil trust it was stated to-day. had in
its cash box at the date of its dissolu
tion on Monday S2i).000,00) in cash
and government bonds, which repre
sent the cumulative profits since :ha
stock dividend of two years ncro. whiirh.
then amounted to S20.003.00D. A
part of the 525,000,000 ..w oa
hand will be used to strengtlven
by increased capital somn of
the smaller companies controllel by
the Standard Oil Co. The remainder
of the cash and bonds will be distrib
uted among the certificate holders of
the Standard trust It is now believed
that the number of the companies in
the Standard will be reduced to 12: in
stead of 18 or 2a This will go a long;
way toward preventing undue friction.
Crufthed to Death.
CniCAGO, March 24. Two laborers
met a horrible death at the Illinois
steel works. They were Frank Puhe -skie
and John Draaeck. At .1:30 o'rlock
the men went to work to Io I ir m ore
from a huge heap on the laic shore at
Nineteenth street mto barrows whicn
they were to dump in the steel com
pany's ore cars. The excavatioa as
sumed the shape of a fanneL Sudden
ly the mass above fell and bnried tha
men beneath hundreds of ts.ni of the
heaw metaL Life was crnshci out in
an instant Fifty men worked three
hours before tbjy recovered the bodies
of the victims.
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