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    THE RED CLOUD CHIEF.
Ill OF
AN iIR
Filipinos Planned to Annihilate Ono
of Whoaton's Battalions.
FOUGHT FOR THREE MILES,
A Reconnolterlng Force Wni Caught la
m Sunken Uunl and Surrounded by
8,000 KeboW Monday Hclnforcetnontt
Nono Too Hoou.
Washington, June 21. General Otis
forwards the following dispatch:
"Manila, Juno 21. Adjutant General,
Washington: Wheaton Is at Imus,
Cavlto province, with four guns, four
battalions, Fourth and Fourteenth
infantry, Nevada troop cavalry; ho
iicnt battalion south on rcconnolsanco
in tho direction of I)as Marinas yes
terday morning whero enemy was re
ported concentrating scattered forces;
battalion encountered enemy's force
2,000 marching to attack linus; suc
cessful in impeding its progress.
"Wheaton, with two guns and two
battalions, hurried forward; repulsed
enemy with heavy loss; enemy leaving
100 dead on tlio Held; our loss live
hilled, twenty-threo wounded.
"Wheaton reinforced last night by
battalion Ninth infantry, is driving
the enemy beyond Marinas, now in his
possession. Casualties to-day not re
ported. "Wheaton's qualities for bold and
successful attack unsurpassed. Otis. "
Manila, Juno 21. Heforc the battle
near Poroi das Marinas, while tho
American troops wcro in a sunken
road, a forco of Insurgents attacked
them on tho flank. Tho Americans
retreated In good order for several
miles. Finally, reinforced by Hobln
son's battalion of tho Fourth infan
try, they advanced upon the foe.
Surrounded by i,000 of tho enemy,
six miles from reinforcements, and
with 1,000 mora Insurgents moving
rapidly on their flank to inako their
annihilation coinpleto, the First bat
talion of tho Fourth infantry, Major
Hudd commanding, fought their way
back to Perez das Marinas. They
fought for three miles toward their
military base at Itnus, where the rest
( of the Fourth camo to their support.
In explanation of tho dangerous sit
uation of the battalion it is said that
reports were received that Das Marinas
had been deserted by the insurgents.
The alcalde of the place camo to Itnus
and formally surrendered the town.
Tho houses along the roadsldo were
filled with "amlgos" and the battalion
advanced confidently until within
throe-fourths of a mile of Das Mari
nas, when thoy discovered the enemy,
paralleling the road at a long distance
on both, sldos and practically sur
' ronndtng tho little force.
Natives began firing from tho houses
In the rear and natives with white
clothes were captured with guns in
hand. All had contended that thoy
were friendly. Tho whole scheme
was to wipe out tho small body of
American troops and might havo suc
ceeded except for the marvelous cour
age of tho troops and officers.
The skirmish line crowded tho Fil
ipinos back toward Itnus, whilo out-
y flankers were upon the right and left.
Under a flanking fire tho rear guard
was desperately holding tho enemy's
fire poured upon the main road and
men were falling everywhere. The
ambulance was filled and carts wcro
pressed into service, loaded with tho
wounded and dragged by the hand by
tho prisoners. Two of our doad were
left behind. Only tho arrival of
Wheaton with reinforcements saved
the battalion from annihilation.
To-day tho troops commanded by
General Wheaton entered lV-rex das
Marinas without opposition except
upon the part of small bodies of reb
els, who inflicted no losses upon the
Americans. Tho town is an unimpor
tant placo surrounded by swamps and
General Wheaton will probably return
to Imus.
SUICIDE OF FEVER EXPERT.
Or. Bummer. Growi DoiponUent and
Shoot Himself,
St. Louis, Juno 21. Dr. Thomas
4 Osmond Summers, late major surgeon
in charge of tho fever hospital at San
tiago, and a noted yellow fever expert,
shot himself through the head here
last evening. Despondency caused by
fancied lack of appreciation of his
services by tho government during the
Spanish war is assigned as tho causo
for tho act. Dr. Summers was the
author of several standard medical
works and his successful treatment of
yollow fever cases during tho Mem
phis epidemic of 1878 gave him a na
tional reputation. Dr. Summers was
7 professor of anatomy in tho St. Louis
College of Physicians and Surgeons.
Tho deed was committed In his lecture
room as ho stood facing a grinning
skeleton which he used In illustrating
his lectures.
A School of Muilo for Nej-roe.
Ban Fiiancibco, June 21. Steps
havo been taken by representative ne
groes of San Francisco towards secur
ing for their rnco a national academy
of music to be located in Washlngtoa
Wood It Home on a VUlt
Boston, Juno 21 The Boston Fruit
company's steamer Admiral Dewoy,
which arrived yesterday, brought
among her passcngets Major General
Leonard Wood, "military governor of
Santiago do Cuba. Ho said: "Every
r thing is quiet in Santiago province.
Every wau who is entitled to receive
tho United States bounty Is bolng
paid, and ho is very glad to got it. Of
xpursc, there aro a fuw agitators, men
who want to control, whose ambitions
have not been gratified, but thoy do
-lot amount to anything."
IN NO HASTE TO FIGHT BOERS,
Ilrltnln UiiMIooiI t'Hime to Hesitate Open
ing War n Krueecr,
CmcAoo, Juno CI. Lord Cecil
Douglas Compton, an English captain
of lancers, after a brief stay In Chi
cago, left for tho East last night with
his wife. Lord Compton served in
South Africa for five years. Ho spoko
of tho Transvaal problem entirely ai
a military man. He said:
"There are motives of fair play and
humanity which make Groat Britain
exceedingly reluctant to interfcro in
South Africa by force But It Is only
candid to say that considerations of a
military character also opcrato to
mako us chary about rushing Into a
campaign which must prcsout tho most
formidable obstacles and Involve ques
tions of transport, supply and strat
egy that might stagger a military ex
pert. "In tho first placo, tho Poors of tho
Transvaal are mngnlUccut guerrilla
soldiers. Their history has proved It,
and they are fully up to their stan
dard to-day. They arc export marks
men, born 'rough tidcrs,1 such as your
own cowboys, nnd their courage and
tenacity is undeniable. Individually
they aro as good military stuff as tlo
worm possesses. They also ard thor
oughly convinced of tho justice Jf
their cause, and would dlo to a man
at tho word of Ootn Paul.
"Hut asldo from their morals and
their fitness, the Transvaal countrv
is one admirably adapted for tho pur
poses of defense. It is inland, with
large, uninhabited spaces. An army
Invading It must havo a dlstatit base,
and lis supplies must bo brought up
through a semi-tropical country under
the most disadvantageous conditions.
Capo Town Is 1,000 miles from tho
Vaal river, and if an attack were to
be made from Natal thero would bo
mountains to work through aud much
tropical growth.
"Tho question of transportation
would be serious. Wo would need
thousands of mules, which must bo
brought from South America. Tho
ocean dlstanco and the adverse climate
would kill the animals off by the hun
dreds, nnd tho actual work would on
tall even greater losses.
"Thero is a question of strategy as
well. Tho Boers would be difficult to
hit in u mass. Indeed, thev mitrht
not bo mobilized in a European senso
at all. In an arid, rocky country,
filled with splendid shots, with no
real objective point of capture, with
a disaffected or actively hostile
population on your flank or rear, tho
conquest of tho Transvaal would bo
ono of the most arduous undertakings
wo ever entered upon. In my opinion
no less than 00,000 men would bo re
quired. Your own Philippino war is
not so difficult Indeed, it is folly to
underestimate tho military strength
of the Transvaal, which proceeds not
nlono from the material character of
the population, but also from tho na
ture of tho country itself.
"And tho Poors are armed to tho
teeth. Tho money they raised by
taxation of tho Uitlandcrs has been
spent in arms and artillery, so that
tho republic repeats on a small scale
the military camp which the conti
nental powers exhibit on a great
scale."
STEADY FLOW TO MANILA.
Nearly 10,000 Regular Expected
to
Rench Utli by September 1,
Washington, Juno 21. It is esti
mated by tho war department officials
that nearly 10,000regularsoldlors will
reach Manila by September 1. Tho
quartermaster's department lias boon
adding to Its Pacific transport
fleet several vessels. Four additional
transports wore added last week. Tho
Zealandin, Valencia and Wyefleld
wore chartered early In tho week,. nnd
on Saturday tho City of Paris was
added to the fleet. Tho recharterlng
of these vessels means that tho depart
ment proposes to send troops to Otis
with the least possible delay. Ad
jutant General Cor bin said to-day
that tho transports Sherman and
Hancock, with volutcors, would
sail from Manila within a few
days, nnd that they would bo ready
to leave San Francisco not later than
August 7, arriving at Manila again by
September 7. Genoral Schwan, with
his staff, will sail on the City of Paris
about July 12 for Manila, whero ho
will bo assigned to duty on General
Otis' staff.
RENTS GO HIGH AT RENNES.
Forelenera Crowd tho Town to Attend
the Drcyfui Court-MarUaL
Pakis, Juno 21. Tho approaching
arrival of Dreyfus at Hemic? is caus
ing an influx of foreigners thero. The
hotels aro beslegod with applications
for rooms, which command immense
prices. Tho arrangements for tho
conveyance of the prisoner from Brest
havo been mado with tho greatest
care and it is believed there is no dan
ger of demonstrations.
Dreyfus is expected to reach Brest
early in the morning and precautions
havo been taken to prevent anybody
from seeing him cither at Brest or at
Renncs The Figaro says It under
stands Dreyfus will arrive at Itenncs
on Juno 30 and that he will bo landed
elsewhere than at Brest.
A Balllnjr Ship for the Navy.
Batu, Me., Juno 21. The United
States practice- vessel, Chesapeake,
was lauuehed to-day .from tho Bath
Iron Works yard. She was christened
by Miss Elizabeth Bradford, daughter
of Hear Admiral Bradford, chief of
the bureau of equipment nt Washing
ton. Tho launchlug was successful
in every particular. Tho Chcsapeako
will bu taken to tho Charlcstown navy
yard, where shs will bo rlggud aud
fitted for sea duty. Tho Chesapeake
Is a sailing vessel of 1,775 tons. Sho
will havo no steam power. Her bat
tery will consist of six guns.
IN AID OF THEJVORKING GIRLS
Tho Xehraaka Ijw Limit the Hour of
Ijhor In r.freel July 1.
Omaha, June 21. Women employes
In tho largo incrcautllo establishments
nnd factories in Omaha aro in a con
dition of unrest. They don't know
whether they will have work after tho
first of next mouth. What Is truo of
tho women workers of Omaha is truo
of every largo city in Nebraska.
This condition Is duo to the law
regulating tho employment of women,
passed at tho last session of tho legis
lature, which becomes opcratlvo July
1. It is estimated that 2.' por cent of
tho women employed in stores and
factories throughout tho stato will
bo dismissed nnd their places filled by
men.
Tho provisions of tho law aro
sweeping. It regulates and limits the
hours of employment of women in
manufacturing, tncchnulcal nnd mer
cantile establishments, hotels and res
taurants. Every otnployor is com
pelled to provide suitable scats for tho
women employes and permit tho
womon to uspthom. ,-IV.Hxf.s apenalty
of 850 for every infraction and makes
it tho duty of tho deputy labor com
missioner tov8cothat tho law in 'pro
perly enforced.
Iho measure was urged by tho Cou-
club has taken great interest in the
taw. uectaring mat smca, umana lias
passed beyond the village- stago of
existence it should no longer bo neces
sary for retail stores to maintain suoh
long working days. Tho committee
has mndo a canvas among tho
merchants, urging that the working
hours of womon bo shortened in
cousounuco with tho provisions of tho
now statute. Through the committee's
efforts tho women employed in many
Omaha stores will bo permitted to bo
gin work about 10 o'clock Saturdays,
In order that thoy may remain Into In
tho evening of that day without lay
ing their cmployors llnblo to fine.
The law will work a great revolu
tion in tho conduct of hotels, restaur
ants and small shops, where women
aro expected to work from daylight
to dark. Proprietors of theso places
are opposed to its enforcement and
aro talking of going into the courts to
test its constitutionality.
In Lincoln tho big storekeepers aro
as much perturbed over tho enforce
ment of tho law as aro tho merchants
of Omaha.
WILL OF AUGUSJIN DALY.
Ada Hehan tieneronaly Remembered In
the Will of the Great Manager.
Nkw Yoiik. Juno 21. Tho will of
Augustin Daly, filed for probate yes
terday, gives to his wife all the per
sonal effects, books, engravings,
paintings, furniture, eta, in his resi
dence, money in bank and securities.
Tho will bequeathes to Miss Ada Rchatt
tho Emplro furniture in the private
office which sho may select. Thd will
authorizes tho executors to continue
tho business of Daly's theaters, in
London and Now York. It directs tho
executors to set apart a portion of the
proceeds of the business of those
houses, not less than 40 per cent,
which is to bo divided annually be
tween Miss Ada Hehan, Mrs. G. H.
Gilbert, Hichard Dornoy, John Far
rlngton, George Clarko and Sidney
Herbert, Miss Hehan to got SO per
cent of tho sum divided. The re
mainder, after deducting a sum for
charltablo purposes, is to bo divided
between Judge Daly, brother of tho
deceased, ano Mra Mary D. Daly.
8700,000 In Tubllo Ho(uoti.
Boston, Juno 21. Tho will of tho
lato Hobort C. Billings, gives about
8700,000 in public bequests, Including
SlOO.Ol'O each to Harvard college, tho
Massachusetts Institute of Technol
ogy (with 830,000 additional to found
the Billings student fund) nnd tho mu
soum of Ano art; 850,000 each to tho
Massachusetts general hospital, Now
England hospital for womon and chil
dren, Children's hospital, Massachu
setts oyo and car Infirmary, 825,000 to
Perkins instltuto for tho blind, tho
American Unitarian association, the
Boston Young Men's Christian associ
ation, Homo for Agod Men, the Hnmp.
ton institute, Hampton, Va.; S10.000
to tho Tuskegec, Ala., normal school,
55,000 to Atlanta university, 810,030
each to sixteen public and charltablo
Institutions In and around Boston,
ind numerous other sums of 82,530 or
jver to various bo.lles.
A Iloipltal In the Country.
Nkwton, Kan., Juno 21. A hospital
eas dedicated at Goessol, a little town
fourteen miles north of Newton, Sun
day, under tho auspices of tho Men
nonito church. About 5,000 persons
attended services, which were con
ducted in largo tents by twelve
preachers from tho surrounding
towns. Tho building Is 30x40 feet
and two stories In height, with a
kitchen. There aro accommodations
for soventeeu patients. Tho building
has complete heating apparatus and
other conveniences. The cost of tho
property as it stands to-day, ready to
receive patients, is about j.'i.OOO. A
collection was taken Sunday amount
ing to 8050.
Ohio Congrenman Dead.
Wiikkmno, W. Va., June 21. Cap
Un Loronzo Danford, serving hla
sixth term as congressman from the
Sixteenth Ohio district, died last
night at 7 o'clock nt his country homo
near Clalrsvlllo, Ohio. His death was
sudden and was caused by heart dis
ease All Had Tuberculin!.
Ciiiraoo, June 21. Germs of tuber
culosis wcro found in every cow of n
herd ot 0? that was received at tho
stock yards yesterday. Many of tho
infected cows were from stato institutions.
ieuoraicuyomoiraj,oiui)s ana by labor
leaders inhe" larger oltlea Tho in
dustrial commttteo '''of tho women's
TAKES HIS JLIFE IN MEXICO,
Agent Roy, Long Mlmilne from It linen,
n Suicide.
T. L. Hoy of Auburn revolved a tele
gram that his son, who Is in Mexico,
had committed suloldo. This Is the
Hoy who mysteriously dropped oil" tho
face of the earth whilo hi was station
agent nt Ithaca nbmit year ago, nnd
afterwards returned as a soldier from
Cuba. After visiting with his parents
and sisters a few days lust fall, he ac
cepted a position in Mexico as u tele
graph operator. Tho causo of the
HUlcldc is supposed to bo tho outcomo
of family troubles, which was tho
alleged cause of his leaving Ithaca so
suddenly.
WRECK NARROWLY AVERTED,
Mltuiulrratitmttiig of Order Nrurl;
C'uimrn n Colllnloii.
Blair was tho scent: of what might
nave been a terrible, wreck recently.
The flyer, under Conductor Hartley,
and Engineer Flynn; pulled out of
llltilr to meet No. 5, tho south bound
train, nt Highland, but they had mis
understood orders and tho two train
met just outMtlu town., Excitement
wiik at n high plh-h and men, women
and children jumped through the ear
windows in attempting to get out.
Both trains were packed and a terrible
wreck might havo occurred. Thf
crew on the flyer w.'ih discharged.
CANNOT SUSTAIN CHARGES,
Nvbruikii Clly liar (.'nimiilttro Deride!
for.liilin 1!. Wittftiiu.
The committee to whom was referred
tho disbarment proceedings against
Attorney John C. Watson of Nebraska
City, composed of Attorneys I). T. Hay
den, chairman; Paul .lessen and S, .1.
Stevenson of Otoo county, E. and O. D.
Dwycr and A. L. Hoot of Cass county,
met in and adjourned session. The
committee went into executive session,
and after considering the specifications
in the charges separately nnd at length,
gave as their decision that the evldenco
was not sufficient to sustain the charges.
M'COOK ICE HOUSES BURNED,
HurHngton Company Suffer I. on
of a
Thouinnd Dollum.
Three Immense lee houses owned by
tho Burlington railroad at MeCook
wcro destroyed by lire, entailing a loss
on buildings of about 81,000. The ico
houses each held about four hundred
tons, three-fourths of which wits saved.
The loss is covered by a "blnnkct" in
surance. A large force of men was nt
once put to work building a temporary
covering for the ice.
Hoy llttdlr Injured
Herbert Beachly, son of Dr. N. J.
Beachly.of Twelfth and L streets, Lin
coln, was thrown from a horso whilo
out riding last Saturday evening and
suffered .several severe bruises. Tho
horse became unmanageable, and in
his movements tried to stand erect on
his hind feet. Tho result waR that tho
horse fell backward on the pavement
before tho boy could dismount. Tho
boy tried to get off before the fall,
but his foot caught in tho stirrup.
The horso fell on his back, the back of
his head striking the pavement and it
was thought for a time that ho would
have to be killed. The boy Is hlxteen
years of age. At last reports ho was
resting easy.
Regular Reward l Offered
Sheriff Taylor of Hall county culled
at the governor's oflleo nnd asked that
tho state reward of 8200 for the capture
and conviction of a murderer be offered
in the case of a man named Tyler who
died at Grand Island from knife wounds
inflicted by some one unknown. The
reward proclamation was mado out
and forwarded to York for Lieutenant
Governor Gilbert to sign,. Governor
Poynter being absent from the state.
A Hli; IIuul
Burglars entered tho store of Mar
(teller Bros, at Harrison and cracked
tho safe. They secured about 875 in
monoy, but the greatest loss to tho
firm is in notes, mortgages, warrants,
etc. Tho total valuo of theso will
reach 81,500. Several life insurance
polices were taken. No goods from
the store were taken except a revolver.
The work bears t h i imprint of profes
sionals.
Ready July 1
Secretary Casebeer of tho barbers'
board announces that the board will
be ready for business July 1. Ho de
sires barbers who wish to apply for
certificates to apply to him at his ad
dress In Lincoln for application blanks
and Information relating to tho pro
visions of tho law.
I'DEtnlllco Iimpcetor Return.
Postoffieo Inspector A. O. Swift, who
has been In Cuba for the past two
months to assist in perfecting tho
postal service of tho island, has re
turned home. Ho is in tho best of
health and seems favorably impressed
with that country.
Roy of Ten Year Drowned.
The little son of G. W. Happ of Nc
ligh was fishing when his Hue caught.
He waded in to get it loose and got be
yond his depth and was drowned bu
help could reach him.
Humboldt Itdy Injured.
Mrs. W. II. Steins, who has been
canvassing along the A. fc N. railroad
between Humboldt and Lincoln, met
with a severe accident at Firth. She
was walking along tho street with a
companion when she was tripped by a
loose board springing up, and fell
heavily to tho walk, suffering a severe
Injury to ono of her limbs. She was
taken to Humboldt on the night train
nnd the exact extent of her Injuries are
not yet known, but In any event sho
will be laid up for some weeks and a
suit for damages may result, I
ROSA BONIIBUlfS LIFE
MOST REMARKAULE WOMAN OF
THE CENTUPY.
t Letter Written dut llcfore Her
Dentil llve a Ten I'leturen of Her
1m1 !! On Kurlli Was n World
Cliiirweter.
flcur a Fontnlnebleau correspondent
tavo the following pen picture of her
nst dayB on earth:
Hosa llonheur, tho great artist, Is
now n halo and handsome old lady or
77, et ill passing much of her time out
of doors among her friend tho ani
mals, In tho grounds ot her beautiful
estate In tho heart of tho forest of
Fontnlnebleau. in tho course of her
remarkable career sho has dlsplnyed
many traits nnd tastes more commonly
associated with the mascullno box than
with her own. Her physical vigor, her
high courage, her Interest In hunting
her love for Iiomob, dogs and wild
beasts, the half-manly eostumo sho
early ndopted to moot tho require
ments of her work nil theso hnvo
been roughly claused hits mascullno.
Perhaps they aro so, .but thoy havo not
thereforo mndo Mademoiselle Bonhutir
nn unwomanly woman'.
Her guests pronounce her a chnrmlng
hostess. She Is kind and sympathetic, ,
her manners are pleasing, allhough nb
nipt, and she resents any Imputation
that her career linn, rendered her tact-
ROSA BONHEUH.
fessly rude or rustic. Sho confessed re
cently to her fcmlnlno satisfaction In
having, whilo visiting nt tho court or
tho EmpresB Eugenie, disappointed
the malicious expectations of Hint over
bearing great lady, tho Princess Mct
tcrnlch, who was on the lookout for hor
to mako sonio awkward slip. In her
youth, however, as sho gaily admits,
Bho was an cxtremo type of tomboy,
brought up to delight In tho compan
ionship of her father and brothers, de
testing all tho usual tasks of girls, and
caring little for their pleasures. At
ono time, when her brothers went to
school next door, their mnBtor, seeing
her Idle, offered to take her, too.
"So I entered his class of boys with
my brothers, Augusto and Isidore, I
was not in tho least abashed to havo
only boys for my companions during
tho hours of recess, which wo spent In
the garden of tho Placo Hoyalo. I was
qulto ablo to hold my own In all tho
games."
FIvo years later, on the death of her
mother, she was placed she, of all
girls I as nn apprentice with n dress
maker, Madamo Galndorf. Nuturnlly,
sho did not long remain thoro. Her
next occupation was to color simple
designs for n friend of hor father's,
Monsieur Brlsson, whoso business was
to paint heraldic devices.
"In this way," sho says, "I earned a
few sous poor little earnings, of
which I ennnot now think without
emotion. Whnt an eccentric creature
was dear Madamo Brlsson I Tho moth
er of three boys, sho was disconsolate
never to havo had a daughter hoi
dream. To lessen tho disappointment
sho nicknamed her hoya with girl
names In tho homo circle, of course
My chum, best friend nnd closest com
panion, her youngest son, answered to
the name of Elenora."
An odd comradeship, surely, of boy
girl nnd girl-boy I Tho madenp Itosa
was next sent to a prim boarding
school, from which she was sent home
in disgrace for having slashed the
heads off tho owner's best roso bushes
with a stick while conducting a des
perate charge In tho garden, during a
shnm battle, in which sho had Induced
the other girls to tako part. Shortly
after, sho began to paint In earnest,
and had entered modestly and obscura
ly upon her destined career, although
she was not qulto tho conventional girl,
even then.
"I gave lessons to tho Princess Isa
Czartorlsky," sho Fays, "but I should
add, wo wasted half our time In sliding
up nnd down tho polished floor of tho
long gallery. Certainly It was true,
what my grandfather had often ro
marked to my mother, 'You think you
h&vo a daughter! What a mistake!
Rosa is a boy in petticoats!' "
Rota llonheur' Rnrly Dnya.
The earlier days ot Rosu llonheur
tvero spent not' In depleting animal
life, but In copying the old masters.
Her first efforts were made In order to
help In the household expenses. A
picture of a goat was tho first animal
study sho ever attempted, and she was
so pleased with this effort that she
decided to devote all her time to ani
mal painting. Models being too ex
pensive for the slender purso of the
young artist, sho would tramp miles to
a farm, carrying a meager lunch In
hor pocket, to sketch nn nnlmal. When
only 19 yoars old sho sent her first pic
ture to an nrt exhibition, and at once
was pronounced n genius.
What He Wunteil.
War Hero All right. I will accept
your offer of 11.000 for an article.
What shall I wrlto about? Mngazluo
Editor Pb, about nine or ten pages,
POISONOUS FLOWERS.
;ti)it(in.r Willi h follow tlio letting af
Nnitin of Them.
it seems a ahamo to connect thoughU
of poison with, for Instance, such deli
cate and lovely things as that baby ot
thr flower, tho snowdrop, as tho nar
elssus, with Its delicious breath, as tho
hyacinth and tho Jonquil, says tho En
gineering MiigHslno. Hut ono is obliged
to sco to It that tho children do not
put tho bulbH of these flowers Into their
mouths. The oxnlls also la not a safe
thing to put between tho lips; nnd all
tho lohellns will produce dizziness and
general disaster. Tho monk's hood,
too, nnd the beautiful foxglove, as well,
nro noxious nfTnlrs, from which pow
erful drugs are obtained, more than :i
few dropn of their extracts being usual
ly n fatal dose. Certain of tho cmcuBOs
If eaten, even If nothing bo Hwallowod
but tho Juice, produce vomiting; the
bulb of the Intricately beautiful lady's
slipper polrons externally as tho nox
ious Ivy, dogwood and sumac do; tho
quaint Jack-ln-thc-piilplt, although not
a garden plant,-' Is anolher ciioujy to
health and life; and u, nlsoAjA tho
ninrveloim Queen Anne's" Ihcowhlch
now nnd Ihcn will creep In UfrquRh tho
paling, and looks so qnchantlriKFwhpn
farnnO wide. It qmliroidors Hold nnd
(roadside. Tho laughing little .butter
cup, tunt might bo a drop of Klslhlo
sunlight, Is by no means'ns Inndcent n
It loohe; tho cow In tho pastu'ro knows
enough to nvold It; that unit all Ita
couhIus, the rich, protuso peonies,' tho
(luzzllngly bluo larkspurs and tho roHt,
nre full of toxic propertlos. Tho olcnn
der tree, that Is set out ot doors when
spring comes and that lines tho street
of vurlous of our southern cities, is
another hlvo of deadly poison. Tho
superb cntnlpn tree, towering with Its
great leaves nnd Its mass of whlto ami
fragrant flowers, In a chnrmlng thing
In the gnrdrn, hut Its hark Is exceed
ingly Injurious; nnd tho laburnum,
that looks like a fountain of gold leap
ing Into tho sun, and oven tho grass
beneath It, Is best thrown nway luatoail
of being fed to cattlo when cut.
DIVORCE EASY THERE.
Mo Trouble to I'url the Woildlnc Tie It.
Iitpun.
Japan nrfords some matrimonial cu
rloslttcs. In ono village thoro Is a
remarkable woman who has bocn lo
gaily married twcnty-nlno times. She
commenced her career as a wlfo at
1G, and Is now 37. Sho expresses tho
determination to havo n record of 100
husbands before sho bids farewell to
hor youth. In nnothor caso a hus
band, finding that his wlfo had tho
bad tnsto to prctor another gentleman
to himself, did not rave, or swear, or
repair to tho divorce court. Ho acted
llko a philosopher. Calling the pair
together, ho calmly proposed that, as
they appeared to hit it, thoy should
marry. All ho demanded was tho usual
commission of a matrimonial middle
man. Most marriages aro conducted la
Japan by an Intcrcdlary, and it is
usual to pay them a bonus on tho
transaction. This commission the com
plaisant husband obtained, and every
thing ended up amicably. London
Leador.
DEWEY'S SON.
George Goodwin Dewey, only son ot
tho great admiral, Is very small of
stature, measuring senrcely moro than
flvo feot In holght, and wolghlng not
much moro than 100 pounds. Ho has
his father's determined face, and Is
plainly nn active, ablo business man.
Ho Is bright nnd entertaining in hla
manner, although, llko his father, ho
Is very reticent upon all matters con
cerning himself. In splto of tho tamo
of his Illustrious slro, ho Is the same
quiet, unassuming, companionable Ht
tlo chap as ho was whon only Commo
dore Dewey's son. Recently he vis
Itcd Columbus, 0 nnd thero, as every
where, tho enterprising reporter col
lared him. "No, I havo nover been In
GEORGE DEWEV, JR.
Manila," he said. I havo been busy In
New York during all tho trouble thero.
No, I havo never been oven In Colum
bus before" and tho llttlo fellow's
black eyes snapped humorously "but
I balleve I'd rather bo hero than In the
Philippines. I havo no tasto for that
sort of thing. In my last letter from
my father and it was tho best I ever
had from hlm-jhe" spoko ot bis ap
pointment ot admiral of the Unltod
States navy as tho fulfilment of his
highest ambition. 'I never expected
to be so fortunate ho suld, "and I am
perfectly satisfied now. 1 usk nothing
more.' "
taking Their Stoutba ,Yter.
The method employed by Dutch fish
ermen to Insuro "astonishing catches"
Is thus described by tho Golden Pen
ny: The fisherman puts a number o!
Uvo worms and lnseots In a bottla
partially filled with water, and the i
corlrn It securely. Tho bottlo Is dropp I
Into tho water, the fisherman sinking
his line alongside. It appean that tho
sght ot tho wriggling contents of "the
bottlo so excites tho appetlto of the
finny tribe that they fall easy vlclraa
to the balttd hooks.
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