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HEWS OF NEBRASKA!
CONDENSATION OF IMPOR
TANT NEWS ITEMS.
abort and rithy raraRraprn Which Tell
of What Una napfxnt J or Will' Hap
pen In Oar Commonwealth Tua New
Tharilay, .Inly 0.
The residence of Wllllwn Nickcrson
at Grand Island was pnrtlallydcstroysl
by flro which originated from lire
O. F. Cowgill, a inolonnnn for the
Lincoln strv ct railway company, had n
ltand severely burned while attempt'
tap to fix a fuse that had burned out
on his car.
At Hartington Harry Anderson was
Accidentally shot by a target gun, th
ball entering the breast. It is not yet
"WriiiU'b Whtther Anderson will live or
Will II. Smith, aged sixteen yearn,
was drowned In Iogan creek, one mile
north of Bancroft, while in bathing.
The body'laid in the water two hours
and all efforts to resuscitate him were
Fred Yank, living six mile-, north
west of Pleasant Dale, has a mutilated
hand Wn'rcsuU of n cannon eracker
exploding while he was still holding
It. Two lingers were amputated and
it may be necessary to take the hand
At Wahoo Wednesday, Ira Lnttln, a
brakeman on the O. fc It. V. road was
crushed to death while trying to make
a coupling. It is supposed lie fell in
front of the engine, and was not seen
in time. His right leg and arm were
cut off, hip and side crushed, and neck
The proposed street fair will be held
In Lincoln In connection with the
I.ancastcr county fair, September 18 to
23. All departments of the county
fair except the speed department, will
I exhibited in the city. All live stock
exhibits will be given at market vjuare
while the agricultural exhibits will be
diotvn in booths along the principal
afreets. The display of the merchants
Added to the how of product by the
fanners in expected to make something
intcrmtlng enough for everybody to
come and see.
Katurilay, July 8.
At Humboldt, Thornton Pryse, aged
A, was drowned while in bathing.
Land Commissioner Wolfe has leased
27,000 acres of school land in Duwes
Twenty-four brands have been filed
thus far with the stutc murks aud
John Moon, the, missing city treas
urer of Ashland, is still absent and his
thereabouts are unknown.
Theodore Thompson, the man lu
jured iu a tight ut u railroad camp near
Humboldt, died of his Injuries.
The David Cole company of Omaha,
an oyster and general produce linn,
Iiuh tiled articles of incorporation.
Refunding bonds of the city of
Plattsmouth uir.ountlng to 8103,000
have been registered at the state
Mrs. Thomus Graham of Seward has
been appointed ns u member of the ad
visory board of the Nebraska industri
Monday, July to.
Frank II. Hlbbard of Irvlugtou has
leen appointed food commissioner.
Hulls have been secured and the fu
sion conventions will beheld iu Omaha.
Miss Stella Slsson of Ainsworth, who
was bitten by a rattlesnake .luue 23, is
Murk M. Fisher, confined in jail nt
North I'latte, hung himself to the door
of his cell.
Mrs. Hunker and daughter of Fre
mont have been taken before the in
Eight-year-old Gotleb Hlfesnydcr of
Nntton was hit In the nose by a batted
tall and the nose was badly broken.
Fred Ilostleman, who was conilucd
In jail at Auburn, carried out some
hlops the other day uud forgot to re
turn. John Kerr, who killed his wife's
father a year ago at Valley, has been
sentenced to ten years In the peniten
tiary by Judge Raker of Omaha.
The state board of henlth has or
dered that all eases of smallpox in the
slate shall be reported to them, with
the surrounding conditions, und the
origin of the cases if obtainable.
O. lludda, while engaged in laying
rails on the Tnion l'uciflo at North
Hend, was accidentally struck with a
pick by Oust Mix, the point entering
the spine. One leg was instantly par
alyzed. W. E. Sharp, president of the Royal
Highlanders, has filed complaint with
Insurance Commissioner liryunt against
fraternal and mutual companies that
are doing business in this stutc Ille
gally. The identity of the man who jumped
from the Douglas street bridge nt Oma
ha one day lust week has not yet been
Governor I'oyntcr has appointed J.
J Rou&e of Alvo as a member of the
lish commission to hiiccccd J. S. Kirk
putrick of Lincoln.
' At 12:18 this morning fire was dis
covered in the Lludcll hotel at Lin
coln and an alarm turned in. All the
ipicstp got out iu safety. The tire
started In the basement and the build
iug was dam&ged to the ninouut of
over four thousaud dollars.
S. C. Ward i colored, nnd wife, white,
have lecii arrested In Omaha, charged
with robbing Ihi! Tootle mansion nt
St. Joe, of diamonds nnd other valu
t b'.cs while employed there us servants.
TaraUuy, -Inly 1 1.
Wm. Fitzgerald and H. H. Crockett
escaped fnm tho South Omaha city
jail by digging through the east wall.
They are still at large.
The millinery stock and fixtures be
longing to Mr. Esther Harnett at Nor
folk was destroyed by lire, entailing u
Jossof 3700, insured for 3450.
Preparations are being midc by the
local committees for the annual reun
ion, and the determination Is to have
this year's gathering surpass all pre
hilcs Do Molllcns was assaulted by a
gang of saloon toughs at 11th and
Dodge streets, Omaha, und his skull
was fractured on the curbing. His as
sailants have lieen arrested.
ilurlclgh Hacker, a Fremont hack
driver, has been arrested and Iwund
over to district court charged with
bastardy. Anna Rusmusson, aged 17,
charges him with being the father of
her unborn child.
F. E. Dodge proprietor of the hotel
at Long1 Pi ue, -has disappeared nnd It
(ft not known where he Is. It is said
he mortgaged cattle, which did not 1k
long to hlin. No good reason can be
assigned for his disappearance.
Joseph Willard, an old man perhaps
00 years of age, dropped dead iu an al
ley at tho roar of Fred Voight's meat
market, Lincoln. He was noticed ly
ing there in much pain, and word wtw
sent for a physician. The man tiled
before the doctor arrived.
Alex Schlegel, who went from Lin
coln to San Juan, Porto Illco, as an ex
aminer of customs, has just been pro
looted to the position of auditor of cus
toms ut that place. Ho writes hack
that he likes the country nnd is espe
cially enthusiastic over the ooflVo
Dr. Dnmarcll and Dr. Sprague, who
held appointments under Holeomb,
have tiled n stipulation in the Lancaster
roiintv district court nsrrcelng to con
tinue their salary suits until the su
premo court passes upon Dr. Abbott's
claim for additional salary. They will
accept that court's decision in their
II. Orccncr, a well known German
farmer living eight miles southwest of
Hastings, sturted out to the field early
the other morning to bring up his cat
tle, taking his gun ulong to kill any
stray skunk he found, as these animals
had been bothering his chickens. In
crawling through u barbed wire fence
the ir un was discharged and the top of
Orecuer'w bead was blown off. His
u.-lf itlu-iiri-red him, a littlo later. Ho
leave a wife and, seven pmull children.
Wrtlnratlayt July 12.
Tho potato famine at Rising City I
While at work on the Hurllngton
near Denton, Mark llummermuu had a
Two small children of A. Jacobus
were drowned lu Cottonwood creek
The Ileatrlee Creamery company Is
putting In a skimming stntlon at llert
ruud. Murk Cometh, u Lincoln motorman,
was badly bruised In a collision of cars
at the power house.
While Chas. Wadum was working on
tho street car tracks in Omuhu he was
struck by a runuwuy horse and badly
The executors of the estate of the
late Rev. Cusson of Nebraska City have
effected u settlement with the city and
county for taxes due.
The unconsc'on form of Hilly Thomas
was found near Shadclund with a deep
cut across his throat. It Is supposed
to be nn attempt at suicide.
Nellie Walbaum, the slxtecn-ycai-old
girl who disappeared from her
home at Wymore iv couple of weeks
ago, has not yet been found.
F. Hoyd, alias Anderson, was dis
charged from the sugur fuetory ut
Ames and Is now In jail at Fjemont
for assaulting the president of tho
The 810,000 suit of Frauk Fuhlrodt
vs. A. lllumenthal at Fremont for al
leged defamation of character has been
postoncd until the Septcrabar term of
Mayor ilonu' fleneroilty.
Toi.kdo, Ohio, July 12. Mayor
Jones bus handed in his bid for tho
leuko of tho city gas plant Four
other bids wero received. Mayor
Jones has formed a company and will
attempt to securo u leaso of tho plant
uuder an ordinanca recently passed
under his dlrcotlon which provides
for its snle or lenso for a pcrloi of
yenrs. Tho mayor nnd his friends
will run tho plant on their own re
sources and will turn the profits, if
there bo any, Into tho city treasury.
The losses will be carried by tho
company. Tho object of Mayor
Jones' company Is to put the plant as
nearly on a municipal ownership
basis as possible.
An Kstraorillnary Church.
One of the most curious churches In
the world exists at Lao Vlnccnte, Ma
deira, being cut out of a huge boulder
on the shore. All tho work of exen
vntlon was carried out by the natives
with great lubor, and the church lo
exceptionally quiet, and perhaps
Hoy ul l.iKiiuriiuriui'iit.
"My quccu," exclaimed her adorer,
.Imldly, "may I kits the royal hand?"
'My faithful subject," replied tho
oung woman, with an air of ono gen
tly chiding him, "what is tbo mattei
tilth tbo royal Hdb?"
THE EED CLOUD CHIEF,
Gould, Huntington and Others
Wire Funds for Sufferers.
LOSS IN COTTON, $4,000,000.
Governor Bayer Ilai Iteeelveil 830,000
for the Keller of the rioodeil lie
glona SOO 1 Mci in Ketcuecl liy Ilojti
la the lirmto Valley.
Aubtiv, Texas, July 10 Governor
Sayers has received many telegrams
offering uld to the flood sufferers of
the state. George Gould cf New York
city wired tho governor to draw on
him for 3.i,00) and to apply the sum
where It was most needed. President
Richard A. McCurdy of the Mutual
Life Insurance company, and Collis P.
Huntington of New York, each con
tributed 8.',000". II. P. Hollls &. Co.,
of New York, contributed 81,000. A
St Louis firm contributed 810). The
total cash contributions from nil
sources yesterday wero about S3'i,00U.
Tho greatest suffering from the
flood has not yet been experienced.
Tho pinch will coma when the flood
subsides and tho people return to the
places where there homes were. Not
one house in five In the bottom lands
seen by tho life-savin? crews is hab
itable. Nearly all large buildings arc
undermined and thousands of small
dwellings have been wrecked by the
waters or carried off bodily.
Not less than 200 square miles of
cotton bearing land has been flooded.
Every aero of It would have produced
a big bale. Rasing the loss on 5 cent
figures, tho crop dcstroycl on theso
plantations was worth almost SI, 003,
000. Thousands of mules have been
drowned, nil of the domestic animals
have perished, tho gins arc nearly all
ruined, and hundreds of plantation
stores carrying big stocks of general
merchandise are under water. Few
bridges have escaped nnd not a train
has passed over the Santa Fc railroad
between Urcnham and Milauo for a
week. It Is estimated that 50 per
sons wero carried from places of dan
ger in small boats on tho lower llra
zos river yesterday. Persons wero
found on house tops, in second story
windows, in trees and on kno'.ls.
Thompson is almost deserted and
thcro arc 700 refugees at Duke.
Refugees are reported congregated nt
nearly all the high spots up and down
tho river for many miles. At Illue
Rldgo 300 are reported, 2."0 aro nt
Howard's plantation, seven miles
north of Dulv, and 200 at Stafford's
CLEARING HOUSE FOR FREIGHT
The Money Subscribed for a New Hall
road I'roject In Chicago.
Chicago, July 10. Tho money re
quired for tho promotion of the plan
for tho great railroad freight clear
ing houso at the Stlckncy track in the
southwestern part of tho city has
been provided. Assurances arc
given that tho enterprise as orig
inally laid out will go ahead
without further dulay. Tho Chicago
Transfer and Clearing company,
the corporation which will manage
tho property, has a capital of 84,003,
003, and this has bcou subscribed.
Mr. Hanson of London, who has been
Identified with various features of tho
matter, has agreed, it is said, to put
Si.OOO.Oi'O into tho project Tho es
tate of Roswcll P. Flower will invest
8500,000 and II. N. Porter and 1). O.
Mills havo each agreed to tako 81,000,
000 of tho stock.
It is said 18,003 men will bo em
ployed when the scheme Is in full op
eration. BIG NUGGETS IN KLONDIKE.
A Chicago H.ut tiring atowlnjr Iteportt
From the Gold field
Tacoma, Wash., July 10. Dr. L. O.
Wllcoxsonof Chicago, who has arrived
from Dawson, brings authentic news
of a great clean-up that took place In
tho first half of June, pack trains ar
riving at Dawson daily from llonuuza,
Eldorado, Hunker and Sulphur creeks,
each bringing in fortunes in dust
The largest nuggets yet found in
tho Klondike wore discovered during
tho clean up. One from claim 4 be
low on Honanza weighed sixty nnd
ono-half ounces and was valued at
S9u8. A stilt larger one, but Impreg
nated with quartz, was found on Gold
hill. It weighed over 100 ounces and
Is valued at 81,834.
It Towlnit Hilt Wat SJ 7,500.
London, July !(. Tho admiralty
court has awarded 817,500 salvage to
tho Ilritish steamer Eldersllo, for
towing tho Atlantic transport liner
Montana Into Falmouth on Juno 23.
Tho Montana's shaft had broken nt
sea. Iloth vessels were bound from
Nw Yorlc for London.
FoUin In an Old Well' Water.
Fout Smith, Ark., July 10. About
fifty men employed in cutting rail
road tics aro ill from fovcr or water
poisoning on Water Cat mountain,
twenty miles from here. Several havo
died. Tho men pitched their camp
near an old well from which water
had not been used for sevcrul year.
The Fall of I'rliicn Hluoher.
Rr.nt.tx, July 10 Measures haro
been taken to strike off tho rolls of
tho Prussian Hcrrcnhnus, or homo of
lords, tho nnmo of Prluca Ucbhnrd
Hluchcr, great-grandson of tlv famous
general who commanded the Prussiaus
at tho battle of Waterloo. Several
years ago I'rlucj Hluchcr, who had
ruined himself by gambling, fled to
New York city, whore, It Is said, ho
became uuturallz3.1, Tho great Gen
eral Hluoher was a famous gambler in
PRESENTED TO THE QUEEN.
31 In Bun It Antooti' nnd Mr. May
Wrlcht Sew4ll Hecelvtd.
Londo.v, July 10. A number of tho
American, colonial and continental
guests of the International Congress
of Women having expressed n dcslro
to pay their respects to the queen,
Lady Aberdeen arranged a trip to
Windsor yesterday nftcrnoon, when
her majesty assented to the suggestion
that sho should drive slowly through
the quadrangle of the castle nnd re
colvo n few of tho more prominent
It was about oil when the dele
gates took up n position in front of
tho private entrance. A quarter of
an hour later her majesty appeared,
nml Lady Aberdeen made iho presen
tations. Miss Susan H. Anthony, who,
with Mrs. May Wright Sewall, tho
newly elected president of tho con
gress, enjoyed the privilege of presen
"I had never seen the queen beforo
and could not but feel a thrill when
looking into her wonderful face. I
saw her, ns her life is going out, wel
coming this women's movement, which
is the precursor of the twentieth cen
tury. What pleased mo molt was
when her majesty said:
" 'Now I cannot have these ladles
who are vlsitiog me return without
giving them a cup of tea.
"Sir Arthur Hlgg, tho queen's pri
vate secretary, replied: 'Hut. your
majesty, they are hero In hundreds.'
" 'I do not care,' said the queen, lf
they are there in thousands, they must
nil have a cup of t;a when they come
to sec me.'
"Anil we had It In tho quccn's pal
ace as a recognition of the great wo
manhood of our country."
Mrs. Sen-all said: "Tho queen looked
ten years younger than when I saw
her three years ago. The whole bear
ing of her majesty was a symbol that
she, who has governed the. mightiest
of empires for slxty-thrco years, has
finally recognized Intuitively, that
sho crowns her work in recognizing
thcclulmsof her sex to equal rights
WILL RETURN TO ZION.
Ilrlgham Vounc, Jr., Bays Ilia People
Will Come Hack.
Kansas City, Mo, July 10. Hrlg
ham Young, Jr., whllo In Independ
ence Thursday, mado the rather start
ling statement that the time was near
at hand when all the believers in the
Mormon religion will gather there to
live. Ho referred to Independence as
the "central stake in Rion." He made
this statement in the presence of
many Latter Day Saints with whom
ho visited. He also said that a great
tcmplo is to bo erected in Independ
ence on the tcmplo lot.
Tho Mormons wero driven out of
Jackson county in 1833. In his pre
diction that the Mormons will return
to Independence, Young claims to
have been led to the belief by a rev
olution. Ho says tho Mormons will
return in peace to Independence and
that they will bo welcome. During
tho recent great confercneo In Salt
Lako of Mormons, Young said, tho
sentiment expressed that tho Mor
mons would return to Independence
met with great favor and enthusiasm.
He says he prays daily for the trans
fer to come to pas.
Mr. Young told friends in Inde
pendence that his church had 2,000
missionaries over tho world seeking
for converts to tho faith.
Ak for a Itehearlni?.
Jr.FFKitsoN City, Mo., July 10. Tin
seventy-threo tiro insurance companies
against whom tho supreme court has
ordered a writ of ouster, revoking
their licenses to do business in tho
state lor violation of tho anti-trust
law, have asked u rehearing of tho
case. Tho motion was filed by Judgo
Given Campbell of St. Louis, repre
senting till tho companies, and by
Thomas Hates of Chicago, represent
ing some twenty-five of tho companion.
Tho court meets again on July 14, and
It Is expected that it will act on tho
motion nt that time. No one seems to
doubt hero that tho court will over
rule tho motion.
KIU Fatlrur an I Maybe Son.
MAN8FIKM), Mo.. July 10. G. V,
Hunter, a merchant at Astoria, shot
und Instantly killed C. C. Wlnulngham
and mortally wounded his son, J O.
Wlnnlngham, yesterday. A dispute
had arisen over tho division of soma
wheat, nnd Hunter stepped Into his
houso wlulo tho Winnlnghains drove
by and emptied his Winchester Into
their bodies with tho above results.
Hunter has irlvcn himself un. nnd or.
dered Coroner Hanson to tho scene of
tho tragedy. This is the third shoot
ing affray with which Wlnningham
has been connected, having killed a
man yoars ago at Mount Grovo in o
quarrel over a load of seed wheat
Nteventou Talk to Lawyer.
Colorado Sphinob, Colo., July 10 . .
Adlal E. Stevenson, formerly vice
president of tho United States, de
livered uu address before tho Colorado
Stato liar association on "Tho Lawyer
in Politics " He gavo an exhaustive
argument in favor of tho lawyer tak
ing up politics, although ho declared
more money coirid bo mado by avoid
Agree on Fniloa Ticket.
Sn.NKCA, Kan., July 10, Tho Demo
cratic and Populist county control
committees of Nemuha county mot
hero In joint mooting yesterday und
agreed upon a finlon county ticket la
this fall's election.
J'nltoalnK Stl.l n Myjtery.
San FnANCiPCo.July 10. Tho pollen
aro still In tho dark regarding tho
poisoning of Mrs. Elslo Schclb dud
Miss Campbell, who wero taken vio
lently ill after eating poisoned candy,
scut tb rough tho malls
1 HEIR 18 Di;
Grand Duke George, Brother to
the Czar, Passes Away,
NEXT IN LINE TO THE THRONE.
He Wm 28 Year Old Seven Year Ago
He Wm Nearly Aiiantlnated In Japan
Die Crr Only Other Hrotlier,
Michael, Now Next In BucceMlon.
St. Pr.TEitsnuno, July 11. Tho
Grand Duke George, brother of tho
czar and heir-apparent to the throno
of Russia, is dead. He was 23 years
Duko George was tho second son of
the late Czar Alexander, and had been
In dolicatc health for several years.
Ho was colonel of tho Irkutsk Infan
try regiment No. 03 and an hondrary
lieutenant of the Austrian regiment
of Uhlans, "Alexander II, Emperor of
Russia," No. 11. Hut tho grand duke's
career was not to havo been t. mHI
Ury, but n naval one, Ills Imperial
Highness being called tho "Sailor
Prince of Russia '
Sovcn years ago tho Grand Dt-ko
George started with his brother, tho
present czar, for u voyage ,to India
and Kastcrn Asia a voyago which
nearly resulted in tho assassination
Df tho heir to the Russian throuc in
Japan, his imperial highness being
invcd by his cousin, Prince George of
The present czar has three daugh
ters, but no sons, aud the grand duke,
is next of the mule line, wab heir up
parent. The czar has one other brother,
Michael, 21 years old, who now be
:omcs next in tho Buccoisiou to tho
POLES OPPOSE ALLIANCE.
Meet In Chicago anil Declare Acalnit
Any Ural With Oreat Krltaln.
CmcAOO, July 11. Tho Polish resi
dents of Chicago, at a meeting hero
last night, denounced tho Auglo
In opposition to the promoters of
the meeting and in favor of tho Anglo
Amerlcnp alliance, .lolm M. Siciiklc
wic. ;nudc u bitter speech, In which
ho pleaded with those present to
staud by America and Poland first,
before protesting against alliances
with the i'Jngllsh people, who have
always been in sympathy with Po
land nnd her cause. Ilo said that
though the Poles as a liberty-loving
people- will always stand ready
to help the Irish pcoplo, yet ho
claimed that they must first stand by
Poland and her causo. which, in n
way, would bo furthered by Indur&ini'
and favoring America's a'.lianco with
Kngland. He urged that the reason
for the allianco was the near struggle
of England with Russia, in which
event the Poles would have a chanco
for liberty, for Kuglaud and America
joined together would annihilate the
Russian power. Tho Irish people
would, In that cciit, sldo with Rus
sia, Poland's enemy, because Russia's
victory over Kngland" would mean
freedom to Ireland. The result of his
speech was that when tho resolutions
were offered opposing the uianeo of
America with Kngland, those preseut
were about equally divided on the
Mass meetings for and against tho
alliance vill be organized all over the
city among the Poles, and resolutions
of protest nnd indorsement will be
sent to Washington bv the Poles.
TEXAS FLOOD DAMAGE.
Thirty-Seven l'eople Uroivne I and Prop
erty Lou Will lie H, 600, 000
Gai.vkston, Texas, July 11. Relief
work in the llrazos Hooded district
has been systematized, three reliof
trains leaving Houston, Galveston and
San Antonio dally. Probably 20,000
negroes are now being fed aud will
need to be sustained for bomo time by
the relief committees. Tho water is
falling at all points except in liruzo
All sorts of estimates arc made as
to the amount of cotton loss. An
estimate of 50 per cint Is considered
conservative This will bo a money
loss of 55,000,000. Tho loss sustained
by tho destruction of other crops,
houses, fencing, stock and bridges
will be 82,500,010, whllo tho loss 'to
the railroads is probably 8l.OUU.ono,
making a total of 88,500,f.OO. Reports
received from thirteen counties show
a loss of thirty.sevort lives from
drowning. Negroes supposed to havo
been drowned continue to appear and
want to be fed,
WHEN DEWEY GETS HIS SWORD
Secretary Lone' I'lan to Give CoDKreu
Ulft to the Admiral.
Washington, July 11. A letter hns
been sent to Admiral Dewey, through
Secretary Long, te'llng him of tho
program citizens of Washington havo
arrunged for his reception.
Secretary Long will present to Ad
miral Dewey, on tho east front of tho
capitol, In the presence of tho Prosi
dent nnd citizens of Washington, tho
sword voted him by Congress. Tho
President has approved tho program.
Howuno Gitr.itN, Ky , July n.
Kvcr sinco the Democratic convention
nt Louisvillo two weeks ago there has
been talk of another Democratic stato
ticket. T,o untl-Goebel Democrats
or Warren have culled a meeting hero
for to-day. In the event of tho initial
movement hero being taken up In
other parts of the state, Hon. John
D. Carroll, Colonel W. C, P. Hrcckln
rldga nnd cx.Governor J. Prootor
Knott ure spoken of for tho nomina
tion for governor. So far, however,
this movement is limited to certain
What the Trnt h bcrlcn i(u lnay U'llJ
Do for Con were?.
Wariii.notom, July ll Herbert D
Pierce, first sect clary of the United
States embassy to Russia, has been iu
Washington several duys on leave ot
absence from his post. It has afford
ed nn opportunity tor talks with tho
President and Stato department of
ficials on Russian affairs, both politi. '
cat and commercial, and tho imparl
ing of much interesting Information"
which could not be brought by tho
channels of otliciul reports.
Tho Transsibcrlan railway, with u
track stretching across 4.0.10 miles of
tho north of tho continent, was one of
Mr. Pierce's chief topics of con versa
tlon. "People outside of . Russ'a
hardly realize how nearly completed
the Transsibcrlan railway Is," M,-,
"I was told recently by Prince
HIlkofT, minister of ways of commun
ication, who has charge of this groat
work, that he expected to mnko a
trip around tho world In forty days
during tho coming Paris exposition,
going by way of tho Transsibcrlan
route, and ho had the kindness to ask
.mo to accompany him upon the trip.
Even now the routo is almost contlu
uous from Moscow to tho Amoor river
nnd thence to Vladivostock, upon the
Pacific coast, with tho exception of a
comparatively short stretch which
has to be covcrc I with post horses.
Once open, this will mark almost a
commercial revolution, giving a high
way from Western Kuropo to the Pa
cific, and from our Pacific coast intc
the far Kast, and thence to Kastcrn
Tho roulbcd Is well constructed,
the track well ballasted, generally
with stone, and tho grades easy. It
has a five foot gauge nnd the cars arc"
unusually broad and high. The
bridges nre mostly all of steel and
the wooden ones arc rapidly replaced.
All along the route the stations arc
uriistlc and equal to thoso on the
best American roads. Thqro is an
army of guards. Tho road is divided
into two sections of two-thirds of a
milo each. For each section Is built
a neat cottage in which tho guard and
his family live It Is tho duty of the
guard to patrol a section night ano?"
day. As soon as a train passes the
guard steps Into the middlo of the
track, holds a flag or lantern aloft,
and watches the train until it passes
into tho next section. A train it
never out of sight of a guard
"Tho road is so well along that
trains arc run out of Moscow whlcl
would astonish even Americans as
models of elegance," Mr. Pierce 6ald.
"These trains have not only baths,
libraries and other modern equip
ments, but a complete gymnasium t
beguile the long trip through Siberia.
The original purpose of Russia was tc
mako the routo one for military nnd
strategic purposes, linking tho capital
and other large centers with tho naval
rendezvous nt VladivostTock. Rut now
commerce, nnd travel over the road
havoqulte overshadowed tho strategic
purpose, aud Russia finds that she
has opened a highway which is to be
ono of the great channels of the
world. In time, possibly, tho routt
will be diverted southward througT.
Chinese Manchuria, to permit a ter
minus at Russia's new aud important
leasehold at Port Arthur. Rut foi
tho prcscut, Vladivostock contiuuut
to be considered Its commercial ter
minus on the Pacific."
Russia offers a great field for Amer
ican investment, Mr. Pierce bjliovei.
"Tho relations between the United
States and Russlu," he said, "were
never on a more cordial basis than at
present, and tho friendship which Is
traditional between tho twocountrks
finds constant expression in Russia,
not only among- oflicials, but also
among the pcoplo of all classes. It U
not too much to say that from the
emperor down to tho peasantry there
is a sinccro friendship for us and a de
sire to become acquainted with Amer
ican methods and to mako uso in Rus
sia of the skill und Ingenuity which
havo advanced this country with such
"For this reason thore Is a great
opening in Russia for American cap
ital, and for tho introduction' !
American machinery nnd methods ol
doing business. It is an immense
fiold, far beyond anything realized by
the people In this country. Russia ifc
just entering an era of tremendous
prosperity a sort of commercial and
industrial awakening. Hero is the
new field for American enterprise and
capital, for, with our Pacific coast
facilities, tho Philippines and the
Trnnssiberlan railroad route, thero is
ready access for our goods into the
very heart of Russia."
OnUI Standard for Inilla.
London, July 11. Tho report of the
parliamentary commitlco on Indian
currency just Issued in thq form of a
bluo hook, approves tho decision of
tho government not to revert to
silver standard. It argues that it
would be Imposslblo to maintain the
status quo permanently, and, there
fore, recommends that measures bo
taken to Introduce a gold stundaru.
with tho Ilritish sovcrolg.t us lop1
tender, and advises that tho Indii
mines bo allowed to coin gold w I tr
out restrictions on tho samo terms ai
tho Australian mints. 4
To Invito William to Ht. I.tlul
Hkiii.in, July ii Congressman liar
tholdt of Missouri is huro, and Intends
to lntcrvlaw Von Ruelow, minister of
foreign affairs, und Emperor Ylllia1n4t
Ho says ho will Invito tho kaiser to
attend tho St. Louis World's fair, to
bo held in mm
Drowned In the AlaraU lo Cygnet.
Ottawa, Kan., July 11. ClinrTc
Oakes, a single man about 2J years
old, wasdrowndod hero in tho MniB'
des Cygnea. It is thought ho took
cramps. Ills brother almost lost his
llfo in att i opting to rescue tho drown
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