Image provided by: University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries, Lincoln, NE
About The Red Cloud chief. (Red Cloud, Webster Co., Neb.) 1873-1923 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 12, 1900)
Mis Classic Mansion in Lafayette Square, Facing
the Executive Mansion.
Sonntor Drew's advent In Wash
ngton society and Washington politi
cal llfo Is being observed with more
than the usual Interest attaching to
thu coming to Washington of a new
senator. The senator's fame as a
tellor of pat and amusing stories has
net the senators to wondcilng whether
ho will spring any of them In the se
date senate, while his generosity as
an entertainer Is likely to make Iilm
a prominent figure in the social life of
The Junior senator from New York
has leased tho famous Corcoran man
sion, occupied at different times by
Daniel Webster, tho French minister
nml Senator llrlco, the scene of many
The new rionntor'H probable course In
the senate Is n subject of speculation.
In any event Depow's acquaintances In
Washington are anticipating some de
lightful bits of his unending fund of
wit mid liumorMlfty winter.
Hero arc soino if the best of the
Depow stories ns litold by the Phila
delphia Saturday Evening Post:
Hero Is a typical Depesv story, and
its author Is particularly fond of this
offspring, born ns It was under sunny
skies nnd rehabilitated to point a mor
al In one of the senator's famous po
"Last time I was traveling in tho
south I had to put up over night at a
second-rato hotel in Western Georgia.
I paid to tho clerk when I entered:
'Whero shall I autograph?'
" 'Autograph?' said tho clerk.
" 'Yes; sign my name, you know.'
" 'Oh, right here. As 1 was signing
my namo in tho register, in eamo three
roughly clothed, unshorn fellows, im
mediately recognizablo an genuine
Georgia Crackers. One of the men ad
vanced to tho desk.
"'Will you autograph? asked tho
clerk, his faco aglow with the pleasure
that comes from tho consciousness of
" 'Certainly,' said tho Georgia Crack
er, his faco no less radiant than that
of tho clerk; 'initio's rye.'
"There was no escape for tho clerk,
nnd ho treated with as good grace as
he coulu command under tho circum
stances. Next morning I said to him:
"That was too bad, tho way you got
caught last night.'
" 'Well, I supposo I shouldn't com
plain.' ho replied; 'but the next tlmo
I speak u foreign language In my own
. .. "St. Mtf ' . ,ytl
Pi! ft P
l-r?l & s--T 1
WHERE A MOST ACCOMPLISHED
HOST WILL ENTERTAIN.
country I'll know what I'm talking
i vjiiboiit.' "
I .1 As a baok-hnnJod olap at a well
known member of congress who Is too
fond of looking upon tho wluo when It
la nnlllncd, Mr. Depow tells this nnec
doto: "The member of congress was being
jhaved by an aged colored barber In
Washington Tho shop was u favorlto
ono with tho prominent men of tho
capital, and tho old darky who presid
ed over it often boasted that ho had
M. DEPEW AS A SENA! 0
shaved every great statesman since the
Madison administration, which may or
may not have been true. The member
of congress referred lit was being
shaved by the cteian one day. when
he said to the latter:
" Tilde, you must have sbaed
many famom men?'
im.M mm Mm ft
WI1EKE SENATOR DEPEW ENTER
TAINS AT WASHINGTON.
"Oh. yes. sah: I bus. indeed.'
" 'And a great many of those famous
personages imtht have sat In this very
chair where 1 am sitting, eh'.''
'"Oat's right, sab. I ley's set Jes'
wbar yo Is a bettln ilia moment, sail.
Yes, sah. An' I s Jes' been a notleln'
a mighty cur'us similarity between yo'
and D.in'ol Webster, sah.'
- ROOM OK DEPEW'S WASHINGTON
" 'You don't say,' exclaimed tho
highly delighted lawmaker. 'Is tho
similarity In the shape of my head,
" 'Oh, no, sah. 'Taln't dal.'
" 'Is It my manner?'
" 'No, bos, 'taln't yore manner, nnd
der; hit's yoro breff.'"
"Ami ho got it, too," added Mr. De
pew. Senator Depow does not tell how tho
following came to be reported to him,
but It Is such n good story that ho uses
It continually In dismissing dignified
bores or Influential beggars from his
olllce. The senator was on his summer
vacation when a pompous Ilttlo man
called to see him nnd encountered tho
colored porter who guards the outer
gates of tho depot sanctum.
"I want to see Chatincey Depew,"
said tho Ilttlo man.
"You caln't, sah. He's gone to Eu
"Well, then, I'll seo his secretary."
"Sorry, sah, but Mlstah Duval, he's
dono gone to Europe"
"Then I'll seo Cornelius Vanderbllt."
"Ho'b In Newport, sah."
"Well, Is W. K. Vanderbllt In?"
"No, sah. He's dono gone to New
"That so? Then I'll bco tho vice
president of tlio road."
"He's In Albany, sah."
"How about tho second vice-president?"
"He's down to Long Uranch, sah."
"Is tho'superlntendent In?"
"He's out Inspectionln do road, sah."
"How about General Passenger
"Ho went nway to Capo May ills
"Who In thunder Is running this
road, anyway?" shouted the little man,
getting very red In the face.
"Well, I tell you, boss," replied tho
obou attendant, "ills yero road Jes'
runs hltself, sah, nn dero bain no
body needed 'round to look nfter things
"That l!lrnii(-fl Prince."
Tho captain of a liner running to tho
east telin this story of tho duko of
York: Some tlmo ago I was warned
at Mnlta to man the yards for tho duko
of York, who was going home with us.
The coaling operations took longer
than usual that voyage, but every
pieparatlon was made to receive Ills
royal highness, the men at the same
time being employed in clearing up
mid standing by for the order to run
aloft. The olllcer of the watch was
anxiously looking out for him, when a
shore-bom came alongside containing
a iiuletly-drcsseil gentleman. The o'll
cer hailed him. "As you are Just from
the shoie can you rive nu any idea
when that blessed punce Is lOiuliu
off?" ' I suppose you mean int" good
naturedly replied the gentleman. I
stepped foiward then to lecelve his
royal highness and cnpicmk my regret
that wo had not lerognized him.
"Oh," said be, "I saw you weie prepar
ing to man the yards, but we, sailors
know what it Is when one Is busy
coaling, and so I thought I would save
you the bother."
!! Mitril Time anil Money nml Hot
Two Nrw Siiltn Annimlly.
Koine folks are neat about clothes."
said CmI. Calliper,. "and some are care
less; the most careless man In this
respect I ever knew was my old friend
Sylvanus Turtlelon who formeily
lived in Storkvllle Center, Vt.; but be
carried his carelessness to so high u
degree that It became mi ait, and gave
him, twico a year, a new suit of clothes.
For he brushed his ilothca only twice
In fifty-two weeks, and they looked so
different after brushing that they
seemed to be new. Sylvanus said that
this was due to the fact that they were
new; or n good deal newer than they
would have been If he'd briibhed 'em all
tho time; he said that brushing clot lies
wore 'em out faster than wcnrlng 'em
did; and I thiukthere's something in
this, myself. And then, bo said that
brushing your clothes so much wore
out tho brooms, and they cost money;
nnd the brushing took time, which was
Just tho same ns money to every
thrifty person. Mr. Turtleton used to
enjoy tho Jokes that went around
Dundee is tho Natal town which
early In the war fell Into the hands of
the liners. It was In this Ilttlo frontier
mining town that Gen. Sir William P.
Symons, who was mortally wounded
In tho battle of Glencoo and died n fow
dayo later, wob burled. Tho body or
this gallant ofllcer tvaa r.ot put In a
. j I
about him. when lit' brushed his
clothes, as much as anybody; If he
happened to bear somebody miy: 'Syl
vanus ban gut on his new suit,' why, ho
laughed himself, the same as the man
to whom the Joke was spoken; but he
could afford to do thin. He had not
wasted the time hr might have spent
In dusting-Mr. Turtleton was u man
of means. I don't believe in careless
ness about one's personal apparel,
though I conress I always was rather
captivated by the sublimity of the care
lessness of Sylvanus Turtleton; but (
do think II Is pwulhlo for a ninit to
spend too much time In wielding the
THE GOVEHNOn OK NATAL.
An ofllci'il who occupies a somewhat
unlipie If nut precarious position Just
ut the present
time Is Sir Wal
ernor of Natal.
W b e u tho
I loom miccess
that colony a
few weeks ago,
they declined It
to be annexed
by the South
African Republl and so. for a time,
Sir Walter secmn olllclally out of a Job.
Natal, by the way, has had a gov
ernor of Its own since ISM!, this ollielal
being assisted In the management of
the affairs of the state by an executive
and a legislative council.
i:iiritt'rt Long tlUliuii'p Trulni.
There are some long distances In
Europe that are covered by through
trains, starting geneially from London
or Paris. The trains do not inn daily,
but usually once or twice u week, and
the fares are much higher than on or
dinary c.pivs..i trains. The olde.it
train and longest i tin Is the Oiient ex
press that goes from Paris to Conidan-
tlnople twice a week by way of Mu
nich, Vienna. Budapest. Belgrade and
Sofia, I.HIM miles lu H hours. The
Ihtenil-Vlenna-Costunza express cover
l.ti'JO miles lu .riS' hours, and connects
ut either cud with London and Con
stantinople, 7:!"j hours being the time
for the 2,0j2 tul'es between these
places. The North express takes -III
hours for the 1.517 miles bet ween St.
Petersburg nnd Ostend, while London
Is six hours further off. The St. Po-tersbiirg-Vlenna-Ce.nius
only Ir. winter and tiavels 1,0115 miles
in CI lmurr. Tho best known or tho
trains to tho south Is tho Peninsular
express between Calais and Ilrlmllsl,
1,353 miles In 'i!)Vj houiH and four
hours more to London. The South ex
press goes from Paris to Madrid, !)00
miles, in 8CV6 hours, and from Paris
to Lisbon, 1,17(5 miles, in SfiVi hours.
Germany's long-dlstanco train is the
North and South express from Heilln
to Verona, (!S7 miles, in 11H4 hours; It
will soon run to Naples, 1,330 miles,
but the tlmo has not been calculated.
All of theso tralnn that can connect
with Paris will run more frequently
during the period of the exhibition
Adobe bouses rue dwellings peculiar
to Central and South America, Mexico
and Texns. inado of unburnt brick.
Thry am usually ono Rtory high, and
their durability ia much greater than
would be expected, as there are a num
ber now In existence which liavo been
standing for considerably more than a
century. The composition of tho brlel:
Is loamy earth, containing nbout two
thirds lino wind and one-third clayey
dust. This is mixed with water and
pressed Into the required ni.o In molds,
and then taki.n from tho molds mid
placed on edgo on the ground nnd
left to harden In the sun. The adobes
are laid with mortar, the same ns nn
ordinary brick, and t tho completion
of every two feet of tho iitruituro an
Interval of two weeks Is allowed for
drying, and a similar cpacc of time be
tween the ( onipletiou of tho walls and
the putting on of the roof.
There are nearly 3,520,000 acres
swamp land In South Carolina
SYMONS 18 BURIED.
coflln, but simply wrapped In n union
Jack and burled in tho churchyard at
tached to the English church. This
churchyard mid tho vlcarngo aro shown
In tho accompanying picture, which Is
mado from a photograph taken by tho
Rev. (1. C. Iluiley, the vicar or this
Ilttlo ttnUl church.
Rescue Effected of (he Entire
WERE LONG HELD BY THE -INSURGENTS
Morrliy Anionic (Iik Mlnnlng l.liicnlii
Ilojr Miii'teil In IIuvp Hei'ii Killed
Oil Itrporl KiK'Ci'it On tlio
luliiml of Northern l.tion.
A 'ter n silence of several days Gen
eral Oils is able to notify tho war de
pavtment of the I'oinpleli! success of
the military upend Ions In northwest
Luzon, the main object, of which was
the rcM'iic of Ihe American prisoners
whict the liiMitfrents took with them
in their lllght.
The following was received from
Gen. Otis 1'ilday: "Colonels Hiiro and
Howe have just iirlved from Vlgan,
northwest of Liton with all the Amer
ican prisoners. Their iiuccessfnl pur
suit is a remarkable achievement.
Generals Schwnu mid Wheaton are
now with separate columns in tho Ci
vile province. The ufVairs lu Luzon,
north of Manila, ate greatly improved."
In the absence of n detailed ntate
inent from the udmlral us to the wv
Hinnllty of the prisoners the oillelals
of the navy department have prepared
the following statement, which, al
though believed to be correct, Is sub
ject to amendment by Admiral Wat
hou: Captured fro the Yorktown'ii boat
and believed to have been released:
Lieutenant.!. '. Gilmore, William Wal
ton, chief iiiarlcrmastcr, born In Man
helm. Germany: .lohn Ellsworth, cox
swain, born in Portsmouth, N. II.; Ly
man Paul Edwards, landsman, born In
Peru, hid.; next of kin, L. U. Edwards,
father, Mexico, Iml.; Paul Vaiuloit,
sallinaker'H mate, born lu Prance; Sil
vio llrl.olez, landsman, born In San
Francisco; Albert Peterson, apprentice
first class, born In Oakland, Cal.; Fred
Anderson, landsman, born in ltull'alo,
The United States navy has taken
possession of another Island In the east.
The news of the setijuru was contained
in the following dispatch:
On December 'Jl Woul.baugli, com
manding the Albany (a little gunboat)
hoisted the Mug on Slbutu Island, and
Dato provided and rals.'d the pole. Na
tives anil North Borneo authorities
The island lies at tho southwestern
nnglc of the boundary lines of the
quadrangle including the Philippine
group. It Is probably, but not posi
tively, outside of tlio line, mid lies
very near tlio coast ot liorueo, com
manding the. principal channel be
tween that island and tho Philippines.
The sultan of Jolo, whoso group Is
elose. to the island, is believed likely
to claim jurisdiction over it, and ns his
authority is recognized by the native
tribes on the north coast of Borneo and
vlclnity.it In believed that this clnlm is
well founded. It Is probable that ut
his instance the naval ofllcer command
ing the gunboat moved,
WILLING TO MEET SHIPPERS
Triuil: I.luo A8Mirliitlun Hits n Alvutlnc
nt Now York.
Tho cxcotitlvo committee of the
trunk line association nt it meeting at
New York, adopted tho following res
olution relative to ollielal classification
"Resolved, That a joint meeting of
the ollielal classification committee mid
classification committees of roads using
the oflieial classification bo held in
New York Monday, January 22, for the
purpose of hearing representations of
blilppers who desire to bo heard in re
spect to classification No. 20.
"That shippers bo requested to pre
sent their statements in writing, and
that public notice of thin hearing be
given through the press."
Traflle managers of all roads cast of
the Mississippi nnd north of tho Ohio
KILLED BY AN EXPLOSION
A Holler In it Sun mill WrecLcil With
I'll till JtcnulU.
A boiler in Charles Stout's sawmill,
eight miles east of Anna, III., exploded
and killed three employes and injured
the owner. The dead arc: John Ad
ams, engineer; Mutt McGinnlss, Nel
son McGinnlss. Mr. Stout had his
head crushed and he will probably die.
Throw Out the ltnok.
Histories of England furnished as
supplementary rending for tho seventh
mid eighth grades in Chicago public
schools, were thrown out by tho school
management committee of the board
of edueutlon, nndthe district superin
tendent ordered to recommend other
books on English history which would
not contain any reference to England
ab the "mother country."
Ilm Ilubonlo rUgue.
An Austrian named Mapture, who
arrived at Boston us a stowaway on
the British steamer, Fit a Clarence, is
paid to be suffering from tho bubonio
Release the Naihona.
The Durban, Natal, prlzo court re
leased the Nashona, ono of the three
American vessels carrying cargoes of
flour and other goods, seized by the
British in Delagoa bay. Tho Nasho
na's cargo, however, was warehoused,
pending tho admiralty trial.
According to Durban dlspatchea tlio
Zulu petitions in which tho natives
asked permission to organize againbt
tlio Boors was refused, but the natives
are allowed to bear urms for self dc-fetisc.
PLAN A SUGAR BEET PLANT
foloniito Mitjr IIiito Onrt (Jotting n Mil
lion nml n Half.
It has been aniioumeil at Santa Fo
railroad headquarters lu Chicago that
the American Meet Sugnr company hail
contracted for the establishment of n
sugar beet plant at Knotty Ford, Colo.,
in tho Arkansas valley. Tho plant
will be next to tlio largest lu tho
world, and will have a capacity great
er than the combined capacities ot tho
plants in Nebraska. It will cost about
31,M)0,l)0i, mid will liavo an annual
capacity of 19,000 tons of refined sugar,
using 100,000 tons of beets. Farmers1
in the valley adjacent to Koclty Ford
have arranged to plant HO.OOO acres of
beets the coming season, from which
It Is expected that a profit of 310 nn
acre will be derived, Tho land is al
most In the heart of what n fow yearn
ago appeared on the map as tho "Great
American Desert." Irrigation has mado
It ono of the most fertile places in that
section of tho west. It Is said that tho
sugar beet plant will distribute some
thing llkeSl.noo.OOO annually to farm
ers anil employes. Is Is said two mora
largo plants will be established in the
Arkansas valley within two or thrco
N. S. HARWOOD DEAD.
Stricken Willi Aioioijr nml Ones Not
N. S. Ilarwood, for nearly thirty
years a leading lawyer nnd banker of
Lincoln, and welt known all over tho
slate, sutVered a stroke of apoplexy nt
"i o'clock Friday evening and died three
hours later without regaining con
sciousness, He received a similar but
lighter stroke nearly three montlm
ago, but rallied from it and was going
into bis work again with neoustomcil
energy, forgetting tho warnings of bin
physicians lu his enthusiasm for bin
professional duties. When tho fatal
stroke came he was going down tho
stairs to enter tho bath rooms nt
Eleventh and P streets. He fell on tho
titeps nnd became unconscious. Within
an hour he was removed to his home at
1013 L street, lie sunk rapidly, and at
K:I0 breathed bis last.
WOMEN WANT MORE TIME
rrlniulM of Temiiln Think They L'ltll
Suvo Din llulldlnc
Mrs. Matilda It. Curse has it new fi
nancial plan for saving tho Chicago
woman's temple, If Marshall Field can
be pursuaded to delay foreclosure of
his mortgages and give tlio trustees
another chance. The plan will bo pre
sented to a joint meeting of tho trus
tees and a committee representing tho
The national oflleers of the Women's
Christian Temperance union arc mov
ing to Evanston.
The women's temperance publishing
association, by arrangements will glvo
up thu putiilcallons to an outslilo tlnr
on a ten years' agreement, to accede to
u wish of the stockholders, who wanted
TO FREE TWO SOLDIERS
Writ of IIuIicur Corpim Dcnlrcil ljr Mili
At Omaha United States District At
torney Summers received instructions
from Washington to make application
in the federal court for it writ of ha
beas corpus In tho caso of Corporal
Fair and Private Jockcns, in jail at
PapilUon by order of the state court.
Judge Howard bound them over in tlio
sum of SI, 000 to the district court.
They could not give bond. It is under
stood that tho war department directed
thut this action bo taken. The men
aro charged with shooting n deserter,
who was not on a military reservation
nt the tlmo ho was shot. They wero
acquitted by the military court-martial.
The. question of state rights is in
volved. GET TIRED USING CANDLES
Munlclnul Offlcori of Hi. I.otila
llitvo Hotter Lights.
Despite the failure of the municipal
assembly to provide light for the city
institutions, the St. Louis circuit court
rooms and private offices and jury
rooms attached to them will have elec
tric lights. Each of tho circuit judges
closed a ssparnte contract with tho
Missouri-Edison company for lights in
their respective rooms and will certify
their accounts to the auditor. Owing
to the failure of the municipal assem
bly to make a temporary contract to
cover the time from January J, when
tho old contract lapsed, until April .10,
when tho new contract will go into
effect, the city institutions, alleys anil
parks have been dark since the first of
DauuiRcn for Non-Union Man.
Edward Wunch, a linotype machinist,
formerly employed in tho composing
room of the liuffalo, N. Y., Evening
News, who brought suit several months
ago against Duvid Shanklnnd, as presi
dent of typographical union No. 0 of
Iluflfalo, to recover damages for al
leged conspiracy in forcing him out of
his position because he refused to tako
out a card in tho typographical union,
wus awarded a verdict of 8030 in tho
New York supremo court.
Quay Denied a Seat.
The senate committee on privileges
and elections, by a vote of 4 to 3 de
cided that Quay of Pennsylvania is
not entitled to admission to the scnato
by appointment of the governor, llur
rows, republican, voted with tho dem
Killed by Dynamite.
Four men on tho Tennessee Central
railroad, eight miles from Kockwood,
Tenn., vere unloading dynamite when
a quantity of it exploded. One man
was killed Instantly and the threo
others died in two hours.
Htmrl -! 'Vi.i
Powered by Open ONI