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" "fclinUBHED WEEKLY.
Tho oldest duly qunlllled physician
In the world resides nt CarlHlmd, In
tho person of Online Hitter von Hoc.r
borgor, M. D. He Is 97 ycarH old. lie
hon been In practice- 71 years, and
etUl gives medical advlro, but only
visits poor people who live In the rc
moto corners of tho town and on tho
hills. Tho veteran doctor Is a dally
vfaltor to tho Carlsbad theatre.
Capo Colony Dutch Practically in
ACTIVE REBELLION IN WHOLE REGION
A man In Philadelphia takes five
dally pa vera, Just to read the patent
inedl-'nr. advertisements. Ho Imagines,
rV .lading tho symptoms of any
ase, that that malady Is growing
.seen within his body, and ho sklpi
off to tho drug store and buys a rem
edy. During tho past two years ho has?
taken 772 bottles of various proprie
A society Is being organized by Dr.
A. J. uisten Kelly, of Hrooklyn. for
the purposo of es'nlillshlng rolunlrs for
consumptives In Northern New York.
Something like r.,000 acres of land have
been bought in the foot bills of tho
Adlrondacks. Tho purpose Is to es
tablish n number of small farms, e.ich
with Its own house, and the patients
will be glrn light work out of doors
when tho weather Is favorable.
fleiicral Kitchener In tlie Tlili k of 11
Kelnforcmnentii Nrmleil mill 'mi Ar
rive None Too Soon Ilciiiuml
Muilr for Mnrtlid l.iitv.
A Minneapolis widow fitted up n
room In her house, where for month.)
she nightly communed or thought she
did -with the spirit of her desd luis
band. Then a dashing young physi
cian laid sclgo to her heart. Among
other good ndvlec he said to her: "It
Is your duty, Emma, to turn your at
tention from tho dead and sek hap
piness with tho living." The spirit
chamber has been dismantled, and the
widow will soon be cheered by a liv
Tho Maori party In the New Zealand
hoiiBc of representatives contains but
four native members, but It has gioa.
power In tho Moail Interests Tho
maorls have been agitating lately fo'
a certain measure of homo rule, and
It is another example of the pracllc.il
spirit which obtains In New Zealand
that they are to be given what tiny
seek. A measure has now been Intro
duced to parliament at Wellington em
bodying the modest claims of the na
tives In regard to tho Maori landi, ami
no doubt it will, after sympathetic
discussion, bo placed upon the statute
book of tho great progressive colony.
The practice of commemorating tho
one-hundredth anniversaries of im
portant events operates to keep fresh
in recollection tho historical occur
rences of Just a century back. A few
years ago wo had n long series of
Revolutionary celebrations, beginning
with Concord nnd ending with York
town. Tho centenary of the Iouls
iana purchase Is now In preparation.
Many of the states will celebrate tho
hundredth anniversary of their admis
sion to tho Union; Tennesseo lias al
ready done so. and 01ki will soon fol
low. In this way the world is steadily
living over again the great events of
tho pas-t. The time will doubtless coma
when Honolulu, docked In gay colors,
will celobrato the centennial of Its an
nexation to the United Stales.
Congress usually passs a general
"Ulvej- and liaibor" bill every other
year, and such a bill is due this win
ter. In tho nppioprlatlnus of tills sort
the people of seaports and river towns
uro naturally more Interested than
aro those ot Inland regions. A sea
port representative in persoml conver
sation the other day put tho case thus,
in order to persuade his Inland asso
ciates thnt they had as much to gain
by a certain harbor Improvement as
he: "It is not the mouth that profits
by the food that goes Into It, but tho
whole body. The harbor of my city is
but a mouth of the nation; by making
access to It easier, goods going and
coming have loss to pay for transpor
tation. This leaves more remaining
as your share on whnt you have to
sell abroad, and also makes what you
have to buy cost less."
A London, Dec. 2i' dispatch says:
The position of Cape Colony Is hang
ing in the balance. According to the
Morning Post's Capetown correspon
dent everything depends upon the
quantity of ntntnunitioii In possession
of the disloyal Dutch, 100 of whom
have joined" tho Hoers in the Phillip
town districts nlnu. Energetic meas
ures have been taken to stem the Inva
sion, but there is unquestionably dan
ger that parties of Hoers will get
through into parts of the colony and
gradually raise the whole cape in re
bellion. Most of the dispatches from Cape
town says the raiders are doing little,
harm and are being rapidly enclosed
by Lord Kitchener's command. Lord
Kitchener Is in the heart of the disaf
fected districts, lie has the advantage
of being acquainted with local condi
tions. Last March be supervised the
suppression of the rising which oc
curred then, lie is bringing down
thousands of troops from the north.
The Standard's Capetown corres
pondent says the loyalists demand that
marshal law shall be proclaimed
throughout Cnp Colony, but adds:
"Such a step Is now impossible, ow
ing to the luck of hufllclent troops to
The correspondent of the Dally Mull
at Capetown says:
"The pro-Hoer press is singularly
quiet. They have been made unea .y
by tlie promptness ami thoroughness
of the military action, but reports
from the various parts of the western
provinces foreshadow perilous possi
bilities. A responsible colonist who
recently made a tour of the eolony .
declares that HO per cent of the Dutch
are simply waiting for the appearance
of a resourceful leader to rebel."
Civil railway tratlie lias been sus
pended largely in all parts of the
colony, and the movements of both the
Hoers and the British are almost un
known in Capetown. It appears that
one Hoer column attacked Steynsberg
but was repulsed and lied, entrenching
itself in the mountains. Another Hoer
comiuaudo captured a party of police
STRIKE ON TROLLEY LINES
CAVING IN OF A BIG MINE
rrlnil!il Hired or I'lttxloii, Ph., NlnltN Out
The cave-In at the Havlne mine of
the Pennsylvania Coal company, at
I'lttston, Pa., has caused the principal
street of the city for a distance of
thirty-five feet to fall Into the mines.
The cave-Jn Is the most serious In
the history of tho unthracite region.
It Is feared other sections will also
sink. Water and gas mains were
broken by today's cave-In and water
Is Hooding the mines. Seven houses
have been badly damaged. 1 1 is stated
the collapse was caused by the robbing
of the mine pillars.
('Iiih-rihI With Sl.ulliiK lliigii.
Charles Splcce, Robert, Lovelace and
Will Hale of llattlc Creole are confined
in the county jail, charged with steal
ing a wagon load of hogs from K. .1.
Hale. The hogs were located in
.Madison, Mr. Krnser, who tiaiifciieteil
the deal went to Hattle Creel: and says
he Identified Spleee. Later Lovelace
was pushed and It Is alleged he con
fessed. One of the trio, Hale, is only
Smlileii Dentil ill Ogitlitllii.
W. A. I'orsyth. head of the linn of
W. A. I'orsyth tf Son, grocers of Ogal
alia, was found dead lu his bed Sun
day moiiiing. He left his place of
business early In the evening, feeling
as well as usual. Mr. I'orsyth went
to Ogalalla in the pal 1113' days and was
one of Its leading business men. He
was sevent3,-sl. years old. Heart fail
ure was the cause of death.
Sent to Ihi! ItcforinutDry.
Albert the teu-3'ear-old son of John
P. Sat tier, of Plattsinouth, Neb., has
been sentenced I13' .lodge Douglass to
a term lu the state teformatory at
kenrnejv The boy was one of those
who burglarized the safe In the store
of the Saltier l'utnituro company and
also the safe in the 1 1 steam laundry.
The complaint was sworn out by W
Hoy I'iiIiiII.v Wounded.
At (treat Kails, Mont., on December
'.'."i, .lacob Wcrten shot and fatally
wounded his sou .lohn. Wcrten had
treated his wife budh- and the son in
terfered to protect the mother. The
father drew 11 revolver and fired a ball
Into the boy's neck. The son is para
lyzed and will die. Jacob Werten Mir
reiideied to'the authorities.
Wealthy .Mull .Murdered.
Kruiilc Klchutdsm, a weiiltli busi
ness man of St. Joseph, Mo., and Sa
vannah, was murdered at Ills home in
Savannah. It was found that a stran
ger with whom lie hail quarreled, fol
lowed him from town and shot him in
the back of the head. Klchurdsou was
a brother of John 1). ltiehardsou. the
general manager of the biscuit trust.
Hip HjhIciu 'lied I'p In lYuiinjIxunlii Min
Every one of the !I00 car and barn
employes of the Seranton. Pa., Kuil
wuy company obeyed the strike order
which went into elleet at .1 o clock De
cember tl.'l, and as a consequence only
two ears were run in all the Luckuwu
1111 valUv. These two cars were man
ned by Superintendent Patterson and
dispatchers, foremen and clerks. No
attempt was made to molest them, and
although rain fell the greater part of
the day the two curs seldom had pas
sengers. The tied up region extends from
Pittsburg to Koivt City, a distance of
thlrtj' miles and includes sixtj-'b-e
miles of track on which are run ordi
narily eighty cars.
KILLS A NEBRASKA MAN.
Tiiih t'lty Slur-
At tho recent meeting of tho Ameri
can Ornithologists' union, tho committee-
on bird protection submitted an
encouraging report of work done dur
ing the past year. With, tho ro-opcra-tlon
of lighthouse keepers, captains of
Hfo-Bavlng stations and owneis of Is
lands on which gulls nnd turns breed,
the plum hunters were kept away from
fields which have heretofore yielded
Ir largest returns. Under tho Lacey
ill, pahscd at tho last session of con
fess, tho society wbb ablo to solzo
bodies of 'J.COO birds from n Hary-
dealor, and to bring suit against
Tho good effect of this action
jfelt nt once. All tho wholcsa!o
iors in Haltlmoro asueii to navo
itock Inspected, nnd offered to
vf whntover was held Illegally.
rorth noting thnt among tho
Idles present nt tho meeting of
in, not one. wore a hat trimmed
fds or feathers. The members
Fly practice what they preach.
,,nd, the submnrlne bont man,
'fs to cross tho Atlantic In a
tW' which will live undor water
tliko an ordinary, respectable
ust as tho owner desires,
mined tho itlnorary nnd de
''.Wii no more to bo feared
Fh jQpxperlment than when
"vr-OWo In tho original Hoi-
logwf"low invention will go
, lUUilLU lu 11m
ind Cadiz, Spain.
dh bo niudo under
Fitful Colllxloii With 11
Marshal Morrison, of M.uisfield,
Texas, shot and killed Dick House and
badly wounded his father, O. P. House,
farmers from Maiistleld, Neb. The
cause, of the. tragedy is not known
here, but it is said it grew out of a
grudge of long standing. Marshal
Morrison was not injured. He has
been nil otlieer in Mansfield for tlfteen
DUiiihu A1111111K I(iiiik Cilttlr,
Word has been received nt Lead, S.
D., from the ranges west of the Hhick
Hills, In Wyoming, of the deadly dis
ease that has broken out among range
cattle. In 11111113' tespeets it resembles
human diphtheria and it Is nearly al
ways fatal. The throat swells up and
a moeus forms in the mouth which
usually results in strangulation. It Is
believed by the state veterinarian that
the disease was started l3' the warm
days and cold nights. The disease is
being watched carefully by the veter
inarian, but it is believed that it will
be dlllleult to stop, it is hoped that
cold weather will stop Its spreading.
DouiiRcr I.111I) Churchill lli'iul.
Tim Dowager Lady Churchill, senior
lady of the bedchamber una" an inti
mate friend of the queen, was found
dead in bed at Osborn palace December
JI5. On retlrlngshecoiiiplaluedof cold,
but no alarming symptoms manifested
themselves and her indisposition was
not thought to bo of a serious nature.
riiir l'utu of rUlirrini'ii.
A dispatch from Aberdeen, Scotland,
says that five Shetland fishing boats
havo'been missing sice the storm that
raged last week, 'and It Is feared that
twenty-suven llshcrmen have been
Kiiliii- lli'cnratrx Chiuiccllor.
Similay, Dee. 'ill. Kiupcor William
visited the Imperial chancellor. Count
von Huelow, and peisonnlly conferred
upon him the insignia of the order of
the Hlack Kagle.
Tliri'i- ItujK lliirix'il.
At Little llocf. Ark., three of Dick
Lainberson's isons burned to death.
Thi'3' played with matches, the house
caught lire anil tln-y could not escape.
A Muskegon. Mich., dispatch says
the oil well being ilevelop.-d there was
shot and after the explosion the pumps
were set and a good now resulted.
Clip WorUn Hum.
Klre at Juliet. 111., destroyed the
plant of the Kox pressed steel ear
works, one of the big institutions of
tlu city. Total loss Stoii.oou.
Munlrrrd for Money.
At liolier, Tex., J. J. Johnson a prom
inent farmer was found dead in his
yard. Ho was evidently murdered for
Thiirmliiy, Dicoinhcr JO.
esterday'H executive session of the
senate demonstrated that tho discus
sion of the llay-Paunccfote treaty by
that body Is practically ended, anil
that the senate Is ready for the vote,
which it has fixed for tomorrow.
When, upon Mr. Lodge's motion, the
doors were closed and ho called up the
treaty no senator evinced a desire to
speak upon it.
Congress lias authorized tho presi
dent to appoint Heprcseutatlve Charles
A. Houtelle of Maine to be captain of
the 1'mlctl States navy on the retired
list. Without a word of opposition or
even comment, tho senate passed the
house resolution authorizing Mr. Hon
telle's retirement. It Is expected that
tlie president will approve the resolu
tion, and in accordance with the au
thorization nominate him as a captain
on the retired list of the navy. Mr.
Houtelle is a member of the. present
bouse and a member elect of the next
house. It is assured that lie will re
sign ills membership lu the house and
thus open tlie wny fur his retirement
in accordance with tlie provisions of
(In motion of Mr. Hoar of Massachu
setts the house amendments to tlie bill
relating to tuxes-In (Ircer county, Tex
as, were agreed to, thus passing tlie
The army reorganization bill passed
13 the house was before the senate
committee on military affairs. The
canteen paragraph was amended to
read as follows:
"The sale of or dealing in wine or
any distilled spirits lj' 11113' person lu
any post exulutuge or canteen or nrnv
transport or upon any premises used
for military purposes by the i'nited
States L hereby prohibited. The sec-
retnry of war is liereh3' directed to
carry tlie provisions of this action Into
full force and effect. "
Senator Harris made an effort to
have the canteen extended to the city
of Manila so as to prohibit tlie sale of
liquors in thnt city, but failed.
Without malting any special request
fur bpenlcerh Mr. Lodge asked tlie sen
ate to take up tlie treaty with Spain
providing fur the cession to the L tilted
States of the Philippine islands of Sib
utit and Cnguyun, hiilu and their de
pendencies in consideration of the pa'-
inent to Spain of S100.000. Objection
to tills request was made 13' several
senators including Messrs. Hoar. Well
ington nnd Itacou, and Senator Lodge,
with the hope of removing tlie objec
tions made, went into n brief explana
tion of the terms of the ttonty.
Senators Hoar and llaeoii said they
should like to have more time to con
sider the question, and Senator Well
ington made iinqualilird ol-jection.
Accordingly the treaty was laid aside
for tin time holntr.
Seventy-one private pension bills
were passed, including two giving pen
sions of S.'iO a mouth to the widows of
of Ken. John A. McClenard and (Ion.
John M. Palmer. A bill giving a pen
sion of SIO a month to the widow of
Col. James Mercur, late professor of
civil and military engineering at West
Point, also was passed.
The urgent deficiency bill was
passed without debute The senate
then, at It'll), on motion of Mr. Lodge,
went into executive session to resume
consideration of the Hay-1'auncefote
treaty, and at '.'Mil p. in. adjourned.
Tlmrntliiy, Drc-i'inticr 'JO.
The house yostcrdny, at the end of a
spirited contest extending over two
dnvs, passed bills to compel the Penn
sylvania and Haltlmoro .- Ohio rail
roads to abolish grade crossings to
alter their routes Into Washington,
and to change their terminal facilities,
An nmemlment was placed upon the
Pennsylvania bill to require the road
to build a new station to cost not less
than Sl.MM.OOO. Tho bills were vigor
ously antagonized 1)3' a portion of tlie
mlnorlt3' under the lendeishlp of Mr.
Cowherd of Missouri, on tlie ground
that they were too liberal.
THE NEWS SHORTENED.
Hoers tin eaten Kiniborloy. Lord
Kitchener bus completely shot till"
The storm of tlie Hist part of the
week was quite general. Stock in
many states suffered considerably.
Nick (lontloniau, who killed Soron
Oleson at Platte Center. Neb., has been
held to answer to the charge of murder.
The Missouri liiver commission, now
considered to be useless, will. It is
said, lie abolished in tlie river and bar
Knrlies lioiierlson, a London actor
manager, and Miss (ierlrudo Hlliott,
sister of Mnxlne Klliott, weio married
Christmas trade in Lincoln and
Omaha, as well t, lu many other of
Nebraska's larger towns, was excep
Hoy I'roti'rlM III .Mother.
To shield bis mother from abuse nnd
save himself from a beating with a
poker. Albert Albertsen shot and kil
led hlb father at their home on Wont
worth avenue, Chicago. Albert, who
is seventeen yeum old, was arrested.
At Cleveland. ()., Judge Nelf se.n
toneed K.dwurd Ituthveii, colored, to
be electrocuted April PJ. mill, for the
murder of Patrolman Sbipp.
At Hastings, Iowa, Inez Cilbson,
aged 1',' years, commit tod suicide be
cause she was below her usual average
at the monthly school examination.
The libel suit of Karon von Schroo
der against John I). Spreekles, piopri
etor of tlie Sail Kraneiseo Call for
520U,000 was decided in favor of Sprcck
II, D. Porter, editor of the fieneseo,
111.. Kopiibllc. died suddenly at Km
porla, Kansas, whltuer lie and his wlfo
hud gone to spend the holidays .vlth
John. T. McCutcheon, tho Chicago
K coord's, artist and newspaper corres
pondent is critically 111 at ills home In
Chicago. lie was stricken with
1 luiouiuonlu a few days ago.
I'rliliiy . Dei I'liilier "I.
After spending tho greater part of
the past fortnight in considering the
llny-l'nuneofute treaty for the modifi
cation of the Itulwor-Clayton conven
tion of ls:,o. the senate j'c.stordny con
sumed only one hour unit ten minutes
in amending it and ratifying it as
amended. All the auieudmeiits, e
cept those offered l3' Senator Koraker
and reported by tlie' committee on for
eign relations' were voted down by
majorities averaging about nineteen.
The ratification lesolutlon was adopt
ed by a vote of fifty-live to eighteen.
Tlie senate was in executive session
for about an hour' before tho time for
voting arrived, listening to speeches
by Senators Thurston. (Inllingor, Wal
cost and Hard, explanatory of their
attitude. Senator Hard contended fur
tlie adoption of his amendment giving
preference to American ships passing
through the proposed Nicaraugan 011
nnl. Senator (iallingor spoke in de
fense of the treaty asitoriglnally came
from the executive. Senator Wolcott
saiil that the original tieat' would
have been satisfactory to him, but
added that he considered tho agree
ment as it bad boon, and was about to
lie amended, preferable to no treatj' at
Senator Thurston strong' advocated
the treaty, siting that as (iieat Krit
nin owns and governs a very large por
tion of the territory of North America,
it was perfectly right and proper thnt
that country should be consulted in
the matter of tho construction of the
tine after another amendments were
voted down and the treaty was finally
ratified. Tho vote was;
Yeas Aldrlch. Allison. Haeon. Hev-
erldge, Harrows, Carter, Chandler.
Clav, Cullom, Deboo, Dillingham,
Klklns, Kali-hunks, Kornkeu, Koster,
Kryl), liallinger. Hale, llanna, Hans
brongh, Harris. Huwliv, Hoar, Jones,
of Nevada. Kcan. Kcnnv. Lindsay,
Lodge, Mcltride, MeComus, McCnnibor,
McKrney, Mcl.aurin. MeMillian. Mai
lorv, Morgan, Nelson, Penrose, Per
kins, Pettiis, Platto of New York,
Pritehard, I'roetor. Qunrles, Seott,
Slump, Spouner. Stownrt, Sullivan,
Taliaferro, Thurston. Turner, Warren,
Wotinoro. Wolcot t lift.
Nnj-8-Allen. Hard, Hate., Horry, lint
lor. Cock roll, Culberson, Daniel, licit
fold, Martin, Mason. Money, Petti
grow, Teller. Tillman, Turley, Vest,
Mrs Andrew Peterson of Llndsav
committed suicide by hanging herself.
Friday. l)-rt-iiilior 'i.
The house yesterday passed
dlan and the military academy app -prlatlation
bills. The former carried
S'.l.O.lil.riSO. and the latter STOO.IRL
Neither provoked much discussion. A
few minor amendments were passed
upon the former.
Mr. Shermati, Now York, who was
lu chrngc of tho Indian bill, explained
the measure, which carries i'SUii.'.'sTi
mom than the law for the current
year. The main Items of luereiii-e aro
those appropriating 81.. MIO.HOO for ful
filling treaty stipulations with the
Apaches. Kiuw-us. and Comanches; SM),
O'lO for the Chippewns of Minnesota
and SI.'.'.'i.ooo for the Koit Hall Indians.
The principal decrease is 5471,1100 for
flue civillzyd tribes commission.
The amendment of Mr. Little, Ark
ansas, striking out the appropriation
for the Hampton, Vn Indian school,
was disagreed to It to XI. A vigorous
discussion of tins sectarian question
developed in connection with the
Mr. Cannon called attention to the
growing cost of education among the
Indians. In 1ST7 it was about 81,000,
000 and now about Sa.ono.ooo. Last
year it cost SI.MIJMIO to educate the
1.1.000 children of the District of Co
lumbia, and over S.l. 000,000 to educate
'.1 .'00 Indian children.
Mr. Curtis. Kansas, explained that
the Indian children were not 011)3' edu
cated, hut boarded ami clothed.
An amendment was agreed to rela
tive to the fee of clerks in courts in
the Indian territory requiring fees to
be accounted for and allowing SaOO per
year in addition to .salury for certain
Tho military academv appropriation
bill was then taken up. It carried
S700.ir,l. SJa.Sir. more than the current
law. Mr. Hull, of Iowa, chairman of
the military committee, explained that
tlie principal Item of increase wnsSIO,
000 for the centennial celebration to
be held at tlie academy July 1. 1'nil
Mr. Hailoy, of Texas, asked if the
practice of hazing at the academy had
been broken up.
"Tlie nc.-ulemv management," ropneii
Mr. Hull, "Is doing all It can do to
break It up. Two cadets have been
expelled during the past year for in
dulging In tho practice."
"I notice from the testimony now
being taken at West Point," said Mr.
Hailey, "that the cadets admit the haz
ing continues. I do not believe it is
necessary to make a brute of a man in
order to make a soldier of him. I be
lieve the practice should cease. If it
cannot be stopped, the iiziidcu' should
be abolished. ' (Applause.)
"And tho naval aeadenu' as well.''
cried Mr. Hill, Conneticut, amid re
"I agree with all the gentleman has
said regarding the brutality of haz
ing," observed Mr. Hull, "and 1 think
the otllcers of the ucadciiry will soon
stamp out the practice."
The bill was then passed.
Morocco t'oiiHoiitH lo Settle.
n message from I'nited States Con
sul Oiinuiiery at Tangiors informes tlie
state department that the Moorish
government had settled the claim of
tlie I'nited States fur S.'i.OOt) inceiuuity
on account of the murder of Lss-igui, a
naturalized American citizen, in Mo
ra ecu hist spring. Kssagul wns of
Krencli birth, but the fact that he was
naturalized as an American citizen re
lieved the Kreneh government from
the nccoMdty of joining In the demand
C'ou let l.ulior Coiiiiiilaslnn,
A Joliet, ill., dispatch of December
18, says: The convict labor commis
sion, appointed under the authority of
the last legislature, is in session here
at the penitentiary, endeavoring to
formiilutu a report to the next legisla
ture. The sessions are becret. Tho
commission just 1 cturned from a tour
of the eastern prisons Senator Chap
man of Vienna, 111., Is chairman of the
Welfare of ArlinniiJ CMtlm.
Tho mayors In Arkansas met In
convention In Little itock on Wednes
day, Nov. 28, to further legislation
looking to the welfare of their cities.
Hoards of trades, business men's
leagues and commercial organizations
Itotlmchllri u Turtl" Clollnotor.
Walter Hothschlld of London has a
collection of eighty-four turtles from
all parts of the world. Soma, weigh
ing over 400 pounds, aro bcllnvod to bo
about U&0 years old. t
Mimt Toy Their Oun HUM.
The secretary of the Interior has
called the attention of congress to a
ruling by the comptroller that the gov
ernors of states and territories who
took part In the recent celebration in
Washington cannot bu paid their ex
penses, owing to the technical features
of the law limiting the expenditures
to committee purposes. It is suggest
ed that the law be broadened so the
governors' expenses can be paid.
WmitH .Mlmtinirl Iliiiropil,
Hoprohcntativo 1). II. Mercer appear
ed before the river and harbor commit
tee December HI and presented argu
ment for his bill for the Improvement
of the. Missouri river in tho vicinity of
Omaha. The other towns interested
are South Omaha, Klorcnco and Coun
cil Hluffs. Mr. Mercer's bill carries
an appropriation of STIi.OOO.
Foit Scott lias blossomed out as a
plnco where gambling dovlccs nie
mado nnu sold uaiaiogues ami pncn
lists uro sent out, and the trade of
sporting men Is solicited In 11 degnllleil
and buslncss-llko stylo.
Ijitln In n Piihllo School.
A pupil at the public school In Arm
strong, Mo., refused to study Latin and
was expelled. Ills lather, n Methodist
preacher, took tho mattor before tho
baud, with tho result that Latin 13
now an optional study.
Kclinolt for learned ITofMilonfc
There uro 141 theological schools In
the United States, fifty-twu law
Hchools, ninety-two roSulnr medical
schools, nlno eclectic medical schools
and fourteen homoopathlc.
Text at the Trmty nn Amended nntl
I'nsaed by tlie Somite.
The text of the treaty as amended
nnd passed IsiDec. 20, as follows:
"The United States of America and
her majesty the ueen of the United
Kingdom of Great llrltnln nnd Ireland,
empress of India, being desirous to
facilitate tlie construction of a ship
canal to connect tlie Atlantic and
Pacific oceans and to that end to re
move any objection which may arise
out of the convention of April ID, 18.10,
commonly known as the Clayton-Hul-wcr
treaty, to the construction of such
cnnal under the auspices of the govern
ment of tho United States, without
Impairing the general principle of
neutralization established In nrttclu
VIII, of that convention, having for
the purpose appointed for their envoys
the president of the United States,
John Hay secretary of state and her
masesty the queen of Great llrltnln
and Ireland, empress of India, the lit.
Hon. Lord I'auncufolc. G. C. It., G. C.
M. O., her majesty's ambassador ex
traordinary and plenipotentiary to the
I'nited States, who, having communi
cated to each other their full powers,
which were found to bo In due form,
have agreed upon the following
"Article 1. It Is agreed that the
canal may be constructed under the
uusplecs of the government of the
United Stntes either directly at Itsow u
cost, or 1)3' gift or loan of 11101103' to
Individuals or corporations or tlnougli
subscription to or purchase of stock
or shares, and that, subject to the
provisions of tho present, convention,
tlie said government shall have and
enjoy all the rights Incident to such
construction, as well as the exclusive
right of providing for the regulation
and management of the canal.
Unlet for Future (lulcliuico.
"Article ". The high contracting par
ties, desiring to maintain the general
principle of neutralization established
in article VIII of tlie Clayton-Hnlwer
convention, which convention is here
by superseded, adopt us the basis of y
such neutralization tlie following rules,
substantially as embodied In the con
vention between Groat. Hritain and
certain other powers, signed at Con
stantinople October 'JO, 1S8S, for the
free navigation of the Suez maratime
canal, that is to say:
"1. The canal shall be free and op
en, in time of war as in time of peace,
to vessels of commerce and of war of
all nations, on terms of entire equal
ity, so that there shall bu no discrimi
nation against any nation or its citi
zens or subjects in respect of tlie con
ditions or charges of tialllc, or other
wise. "-'. The canal shall never be block
aded, nor shall any right of war be
exercised, nor any act of liotstllity be
committed within it.
".1. Nessels of war of a belligerent
shall not revlctnal nor take any stores
In the canal, except so far as may be
strictly necessary, and the transit of
such vessels through the canal shall
be effected with tlie least possible de
lay, In accordance with thu regula
tions in force, and with only such in
termission as iiin3' result from the ne
cessities of tlio service. Prizes shall
be in all respects subject to the same
rules as vessels of war of the belliger
ents. "4. No belligerent shall embark or
disembark troops, munitions of war or
warlike materlulb in tlie eanal, except
in case of accidental hindrance of the
transit, and in such ease the transit
shall be resumed with all possible dis
patch. "5. Tlio provisions of this article
shall apply to waters adjacent to the
canal within throe, marine miles of
either end. Vessels of war of a bellltr-
crent shall not remain In buch wnters
longer than twenty-four hours at any
one time, except in oases of distress,
and in Mich cases shall depart as soon
as possible, but a vessel of war of one
belligerent shall not denart within
twent3'-four hours from the departure
of a vessel of war of the other bellig
erent. Tlio I'rhicipul Amendment.
"It is agreed, however, that none of
the immediate foregoing conditions
and stipulations in sections numbered
one, two, three, four and five of tills
article shall apply to measures which
the United States may find it neces
sary to take for securing bv its own
forces the defense of tlio United Stntes
and the maintenance of public order
"7. Tlie plants, establishments',
buildings, nnd all works necessary to
the construction, maintenance ned op
eration of the canal shall be deemed
10 oe pari tneroof for the purpose of
construction, and in times of war, ns
n time of pence, shall enjoy complete
Immunity from attack or injury by
belligerents and from nefK .ni..int...i
to impair their usefulness as part of
"No fortification shall bo erected
commanding tlie canal or the waters
adjacent. The Knited States, how
ever, shall be at liberty to maintain
such military police along tho cannl as
may be necessary to protect It ugulnst
lawlessness and disorder.
"Article 3 The. present convention
?L it ?. ril"n'1 bv t,,e I'Hlileiil of
..u W...IV.. oiuies, o.v unn with the ad
vice and consent of the senate thereof.
HiV n7 !L'r nrllft""io, ""ijcsly. and tho
ratifications shall bo exchanged at
Washington or at London within six
months from the date hereof, or earlier
"In faith whereof, tho respect ivo
plen potentiarlos have signed Oils con
vention and thereunto alllxod their
.ft n doplieatc at Washington,
the fifth day of Kobruary, in the, year
1 iMr o.orn m,c t"s',il nine iuui-
A Paris dispatch says: Tho chatn.
berof deputies, adopted tho amnesty
bill by u vote of ISA to 3. The bene
fits of the mcnsnro extend to offenses
connected with strikes, public meet
ings of associations and tho troubles
In Algeria in 1884f Jn addition to
causes arising out of the Dreyfus ugltu.
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