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Red Cloud Chief.
Lord llopntotin's oldest son, Lord
llopo, who hao koiio out to Australia
with hln fnthor, will return after Eas
ier to England, when ho will hogln
his public school career at Eton. Lord
Hope Is now In his 14th year. Ilia
brother Is a year or two youngar,
tord and Lady Hopctoun havo only
thceo two sons, ns their little girl died
omo years ago.
I'rof. James of the University of
Chicago, has boen working twenty
years to get a fully authenticated case
of death from snake blto. Every case
ho investigated turned out to be en
tirely without foundation, or else to bo
basod on utterly Insumclent evidence,
until tho other day when a snake
charmer in Georgia died from tho er
(oct of a diamond rattler's bite, and
adequate proofs wero given by the at
About the coolest thieves on record
did a Job of work In Philadelphia a
Jew days ago. Early In tho morning,
.while hundreds of pcoplo were going
to work, half a dozon men arrayed as
mechanics appeared in front of a Turk
ish 'bath establishment in Walnut
trect, and with chisels, hammers and
wrenches took down tho handsome
bronze ornaments and railing which
ornamented tho place. Then they
calmly walked away with the plunder.
Merits of chocolate as food for
troops in tho fields appear to be be
coming rapidly and widely appreci
ated. In the recent autumn maneuvers
of the Austrian army .in Gallcla a
rhocolate ration was found to be equal
to about five times its weight of the
prlmcst beef. From Russia also catua
equally favorable reports respecting
the use of chocolate and now in Amer
ica it forms a chief constituent of a
new emergency ration wltn which
trials hate boen lately carried out
According to the Norwich press, a
syndicate has been formed for a
floating Monte Carlo, to bo moored off
the English coast somowhero Just be
yond tho three-mile limit. Negotia
tions are pending for an obsolete At
lantic liner, which would bo turned
Into a miniature casino, at a total coat.
Including the first outlay for the hulk,
of 60,000. The Idea Is to provide a
haunt for gamblers within easy reach
of London, but beyond the reach of the
betting laws of tho realm, and, of
course, capital for running the tablea
would have to bo provided to the ad
ditional tune of nonio hundred thou
sand pounds. It is understood that
the Brighton coast la thought of.
It la contended by me organ of the
German general staff that the rapid
and declslvo manner In which cam
paigns are now carried out will not
allow time for mining. A fortraaa
will, it is affirmed, bo captured by
bombardment or open attack or in
most cases by a combination of the
two methods. The training of engin
eers in the German army In mining
work has been abandoned, while the
cumbrous material required for sub
terranean warfare will no longer form
part of the equipment of their forces.
In AuBtrla, it la further stated, the
same views on the matter are held,
and the eame stepa toward carrying
them into practice have been takan.
The government Is horeaftor to par
tially furnish tho quarters of British
army officers. The amount of furni
ture that will be glvon Is not yet spec
ified, but it will Include at leaat tha
bed, a chest of drawers, woabstand and
bath. This saving In hired or other
transport at every regimental move
will, it Is calculated, Boon show as a
cat-off or reduction of the initial out
lay. Hero is a hint for our war de
partment. Perhaps soma officer good
at figures will help tho suggestion by
estimating the cost of providing fur
niture for quarters and how much
would bo required, annually to pay the
interest on this sum and provldo a
linking fund for its ultimate, extin
guishment. The Missouri Dairy Association
heard some lntorostlug testimony
about the influenco of music ou kick
ing cows. One man had (in animal so
vicious that she ulways had to bo tied
into the stall at milking time, His
two boys noticed that whenever they
began 'to sing at their work, the cow
became quiet. Now, Instead of tying
her, whoever is milking moroly strikes
up "Annie Rooncy" or "My Old Ken
tucky Home," and tho cow stands per
fectly still. Another delegate said
that In Switzerland farm workers who
have good voices get bettor iuy be
cause they cuu milk the wildest and
most restlofes cows. Tlio "sense of tha
meeting," however, was expressed by
a fanner, who said: "It may be all
right to sing to a kicking cow, but I
wantito keep my eye on her feot. Sho
might take u notion to dance to tha
Robert Genrhart, who Is eighty-four
j ears old, recently wnlked from his
homo in Hnish Creek township to Me
Conncllsburg, Penn., and back, making
a round trip ol fifty-two miles. H
is tho father of twenty-eight children
nd has never boen 111 In his life.
A business man In Fort Worth,
Texas, has had his feelings hurt by
being described in tho elty directory
aa 'colored." Ho thinks about $5,000
will heal his wounded dignity, and hah
brought suit against the publishers fur
Tnnrsdny, .lauttnry 31.
Tho senato listened to two of it dis
tinguished members yesterday. Ex
fiovoriior Crouuso nltaclccd a bill pro
viding for tho establishment of two
new slate normal schools on tho ground
that tho stato and the taxpayers wcio
not In duty bound to discriminate in
favor of teachers ns against black
smiths or persons of any other profes
sion or trade, tiat the statu should not
compete with private enterprises and
that it was against publlu policy to
separate stato Institutions or to create
more than In necessary, ilo took the
ground that the proposed expenditure
of 8110,000 for the proponed schools
was but tho entering wedge for tho ex
penditure of millions and other extrav
agances that are practiced under the
name of education. .Senator Martin
spoke on behalf of barbers, who be
said were being fleeced, by the state
barbers' examining loard without re
ceiving any protection in return. Ills
bill abolishing the barbers' board wan
recommended for passage in commit
tee of the whole, but notion on tho nor
nml school bill Introduced by Senator
Allen of Furnas, was deferred to await
the action of the house which has de
etded to consider a similar bill as n
special order at 2 o'clock.
In tho committee of the whole the
senate Indefinitely postponed a hill
abolishing the contract rate of Inter
est which, under tho present law, may
!)0 as high as 10 per cent. An antl
cidnaplng bill was recommended for
passage by tho judiciary committee
tho bill, amending tho marks and
Wand law was recommended for pas
sage in committee of tho whole and a
bill mnklng the legislative journals
inferior as evidence in courts to the
enrolled bills was Indellnltely post
poned. A rcbolutlon calling for 85,
"H2.2A to pay the expenses of the elec
tion contests instituted against Menu
tors Hansom and Llddell, of Douglas,
fuslonlsts, was presented and referred
to the committee on accounts and ex
penditures. Ransom's auti-lddnaplng
bill was favorably reported by tho
committee on judiciary. A house blU
for the relief of Lancaster county in
the matter of drawing jurors was
Yhoraday, January 31.
The house yesterday decided to set
tle the normal school pioblem this
afternoon at l!:30 o'clock. Tho propo
sition of taking up these bills In com
mittee of ttie whole yesterday after
noon was made and the postponement
till this afternoon waa made und tho
postponement till this afternoon when
the matter was made a special order
resulted after a brief discussion. The
house will take up four bills in com
mittee of tbe whole, one providing for
the purchase of the old Western Nor
mal school, one providing for tho es
tablishment of a normal school at
Central City, one establishing two
normal schools In tho western part of
the state, the place not stated, and
the other to appropriate 175,500 for
the Peru normal school. Soveral of
the members wero out to see the old
Western Normal yesterday and found
to their surprise a very substantial
structure. The members from the
western part of tho state ' are very
anxious to establish new schools in tho
west. A number from tho eastern por
tion are desirous of securing an addi
tional school in Lincoln. Various prop
ositions are being discussed (n this
Kills were placed on third reading.
JDno by Ilroderick, providing that the
fcountry road tax shall bo paid In cash
In counties under township organisa
tion passed as did one by Fuller, pro
viding for mowing the weeds along
publlu highways. Fowler's bill pro
viding that tu tho popular vote on con
stitutional amendment, a majority of
the votes cast on the proposition shall
ybe sufficient to carry the mea&ure, also
passed. Loomls' bill, providing regu
lations for carrying out the death pen
alty at the penitentiary passed.
Leare Fifteen Million.
The estate of the late Philip D. Ar
mour, according to a petition for let
ters testamentary tiled In probata
court at Chicago, is valued at 915,000,
000. Of thts, 814,000,000 is realty.
Tills estate is distributed among the
members of the Armour family, the le
gatees named in the petition being
Mclvlna G. Armour, widow; J. Ogden
Armour, son; Philip 1). and Lester Ar
mour, grandsons. The executors named
in the will aro tho widow and son.
Company Violating Law.
Attorney General Sheets at Colum
bus, O., has instituted in the circuit
;ourt of Franklin county proceeding
in quo warranto to oust the Pennsyl
vania Railroad company from con
tinuing Its relief department. The
state claims that the company, In vio
lation of law and abuse of its corpor
ate powers, Is engaged In tho business
of transacting life and accident huut
nnce. lllluohi Town Horned.
Fire almost destroyed tho entire
business section of tho little town of
Tolono, nine miles south of Danville,
111. The loss Is estimated at 911)0,000,
partly covered by Insurance. The fire
started in a small frame building occu
pied by a restaurant, and before It
was gotten under control nearly every
business block was destroyed.
Funeral of Comnoer Verdi.
The funeral of Verdi took place
January 80 at Milan, Italy. All the
authorities followed the bier. The
ceremony was simple hut most impres
sive, owing to the silent demeanor of
the populace, who wero present at the
service in immense mimlier.x.
Many Jnpaneie Hoi til em Killed.
The North China Dally News asserts
that while a quantity of Chinese gun
powder was 'destr6ye4 at Shan Hnl
Kwan thero was an explosion and forty
Japanese soldiers were killed.
Mrs. Nation's Hatchot Brigade
Wrecks Topeka3 Finest.
THE "SENATE" VISITED AT EARLY DAWN
Crunader Niirreil In Running- tha (Jannt
let anil I'llea Her llroadaxa With
il real Vffor Arretted and
lenMl Other Nana.
A Topekn, Kan., Fob. , dispatch
says: Mrs. Nation today rettlcvcd
yesterday's setback, when she and
three follower wrought damage to
thoextentof 91,500 in the "Sounto"
the finest equipped joint in To
pelca. Mho did more, for sho gained
tho first police protection given her
since sho started on her saloon-smashing
career at Wichita a month ago.
Tho pollce'f olio wed up her raid toduy
and arrested the propiletor of the
"Senato" and two men who were
guarding the place. Mrs. Nation was
arrested, but promptly released.
Mrs. Nation and her wreckers, each
armed, with a hatchet, sallied forth at
daybreak. They forced their way
past a negro who guarded the door of
the "8cnate," and In less than ten
minutes had strewn the floor with
broken mirrors, bottles, slot machines
and splintered bar fixtures. The ne
gro fired a shot of warning Into the
colling but It had no effect.
Presently a policeman entered the
room ami said:
"Well, Hlatcr Nation, I guess we'll
have to arrest you again."
"All right," she responded, chrcrlly.
"You came just when I wanted vou
Sho turned back as she reached the
door and Inquired:
"Everything cleaned up, ladies?" '
The police judge was glad to release
her when she appeared for' trial and
administered a rebuke to the officer.
Mrs. Nation soon walked proudly
down Kansas avenue, free again to
smash and preach.
The owners of the saloon were later
GOMEZ MAY BE RULED OUT
Cubans Determined Me float! Nr lie
A dispatch from Havana of February
4 says: The Cuban constitutional con
ventlon held Its first meeting since the
deadlock occurred over what Is known
as the "Gomez clause" in the twelfth
section of the constitution, which pro
vides that naturalized citizens shall be
aligible to the presidency of the re-
DUhlla If thev hava H4.rv.wl lti ..- In
the wara. A poll of the house before
the meeting showed that none of the
delegates had changed opinion, but
that tho anti-Gomez faction was short
by one man, Honor Llorente, who was
atlll unable to attend. On learning
this Juan Gulberto Gomel, colored, and
his followers, made a ahrewdimove,
and (persuaded Honor lietaucourt to
vote with them for the postponement
of a further discussion of the clause
until the other portions of the consti
tution had been considered. Senior
Alcmnn made a motion to postpone dis
cussion and it was carried by fifteen
votes to fourteen.
HAS FULFILLED CONTRACT
HI. l.ooU One Iter Fart In the repeti
A (Washington dispatch Bay: The
secretary of the treasury has written
Representative Tawnov. chairman of
the Louisiana purchase exposition com-.
miuee, mat no has received satisfac
tory evidence that the Lnuislaua pur
chase exposition company has raised
the 810,000,000 "required as a prere
quisite to government aid. Mr. Taw
ney says the secretary's letter is con
clusive aei satisfactory assurances
that thebaic? Louis authorities havo
compliedVIth their part of the pro
Ject and that It Is now incumbent upou
the government to comply with Its
part as pledge In the last civil sundry
appropriation act. The committee per
fected the bill and by a vote of six to
two oidered it reported favorably.
Two democrats, Mr. Williams of .Miss
issippi and Mr. Otley of Virginia, voted
gainst the bill.
Masonic Temple Ilurned,
The Masonic temple at Toledo, O.,
. us destroyed by fire. Loss, 8150,000.
The Masonlu records, regalia, etc.,
were all lost. Armstrong Jfc Co.'s
wholesale and retail grocery ou the
ground floor, Miss Mnuek's millinery
and other smnll shops were gutted.
The loss is covered by insurance.
The lire started at the buse of the
elevator shaft and spread with great
Norther at Cnjte Henry,
A tcrriiiu northwest-em storm Is
ragiug from Cape Henry to Capo Hat
teras, the wind averaging fifty miles
an hour. A large three-masted schoon
er has been sighted over three, miles
off the Cape Polony life saving station,
signaling for assistance. She Is in
danger of being blown ashore,
I'ltUburfr llulldlnr Hums.
The largo four story Iron front
double building on Wood street, Hltts
burg, Pa., occupied by the Stevenson
it Fostor Printing company collapsed.
vhe ruins took fire and in less than an
hour the destruction was complete.
Tho building had been closed for re
pairs. The loss Is esttmutcd at SIM),
(MM). ' Town Deitrnjed by Fire.
A dispatch from Hlackford, Ky., Im
mediately south of Kvansvllle, Ind,,
on the Illinois Central, says the entire
town was destroyed by fire.
TO CREATE COMMISSION
Holme rne Semite Mill Frothllng fo
Handling Cliilni Agnlniit Bpnln.
Wushlngton, Feb. 5. The holisc yes
lerdny passed tho senate bill to cieate
a commission to adindlcatc tho claims
of ITnlted States cltircnsngal list Spain,
which the government assumed by the
treaty of Paris, nfter having amended
the bill so as to refer the claims In the
court of claims instead of to a commis
sion. A strong etfort was made to
vote down the amendment and pass
the senate bill, but the advocnles of
this course were defeated by u vole of
12.1 to 88. A bill was without debato
passed to extend the charters of
national banks for another period of
twenty years, when the present char
ters expire. Hills to ratify the agree
ment with the Crow Indians of Mon
tana and to provide for the redemption
of the Hawaiian coin at par weie
defeated. About an hour was spent
on the postotTlee bill In the discus
sion of the 'amendment to reduce the
railway mall pay, but no action was
Tho ship .subsidy bill wns laid aside
Informally by the senate to permit con
sideration of the appropriation bills.
This action was tnlteti late In tho day
on Mr. Allison's request that the Dis
trict of Columbia appropriation bill be
taken up. Mr. Frye, In charge of the
shipping bill, who had said he would
not give way to appropriation bills
without a vote of tho senate, was not
In the chamber nt the time, but Mr.
Aldrleh. Mr. Hanna aud others Inter
ested in the measure joined in the
general assent given Mr. Allison's re
quest. The shipping bill holds Its
ploce and as the unfinished business
can be taken ' up when tha appro
priation bills are hot occupying atten
tion. PUNISHMENT OF BOXERS
Heal (Juration TSow Drfore tha Foreign
A Pekln Feb. 4 dispatch says: To
morrow will le held the first joint
meeting between the foreign envoys
and the Chinese plenipotentiaries.
Only LI Hung Chang and Prince Ching
have plenipotentiary rights. The other
Chinese have merely the status of ad
visors. All the envoys bave agreed to main
tain absolute secrecy and will endeavor
to impress the Chinese with the im
portance of similar reser"o, but as a
matter of fact there are many Chinese
who already know exactly the pro
gram of tomorrow's meeting.
All rumors and ropovts that large
numiKirs bnve been listed for punish
ment are without foundation, as only
twelve provincial authorities have
been named. These the Chinese will
be required to punish commensurately
with their misdeeds. There is n nri-
vate feeling that at least half of them
will be executed, while the others must
be banished or imprisoned.
To Celebrate the Fall or Manila.
The society of the Array of the Phil
ippines meets in Salt Luke City August
13th to ISth. -The people In the Mor
mon capital aro considerably stirred
up over tho mutter. It Is learned that
the citizens have organized finance nnd
entertainment committees nud are now
eugnged in detailing the plan for the
reception of all who may come. It
will be a grand ovation to the heroes
of Mnnila. August 13th is the anni
versary of the fall of Manila and the
demonstration at Oreat Salt Lake by
the famous Utah liattcrtes will t-lval
tho original scene. An effort is being
insde, with assurances of success, to
bring the Astor Uatterles. and as many
of the volunteer regiments to Utah on
this occasion as possible. When the
program has been finally completed It
will give assurance of a very warm
time in the City of the Saints. Oen.
Greene and other leaders will attend.
SurprUe In the Army BUI.
Just how two clauses came to be In
serted In the reorganization bill, mak
ing only volunteer officer already in
tho subsistence and quartermaster's
department eligible to appointment to
those branches of tho service under
the new law. Is" not known to the war
department. Tho effect will lie to pre-vent-the
realization of the aspirations
of many line officers now In the volun
teer establishment who had planned
to transfer to these branches of the
statr under the reorganization act.
To Compete With fltnndard.
The steamship Duke of Fife brings
news that owners of Japanese oil wells
are organizing u strong company to
compete with the company formed by
the Standard Oil company to develop"
the Kchlgo oil fields. Tho opposition
company have acquired wells known
to have been proluetlvc for the last'
100 years. Tho;e give It possession of
4,000 acres in the oil district.
Fall of Know a llleliir.
The value of tho great snow and
i (tilt storms which have prevailed in,
Arizona recently can be measured by
millions of dollars. The snowfall was
the heaviest known for years and v
furnish enough wnter in this valley,
cveu If no more rain falls for six!
months. It will greatly aid the mln-'
Ing Industry, besides being of Incalcul
able value to sheep and cnttle,
flnvernor to ll F.lected.
In the Cuban constitutional conven
tion the question of provincial gov
ernment camu up for discussion, and
it wnB voted that the governors of tha
provinces should be elected by tho
direct vote of the people, n motion to
have the president appoint them being
Couple Ilurned to Death.
Joseph Ilodgers, a negro potter, and
his wife, enoh about fifty years of ago,
were burned to death at Kansas City,
tho result of an explosion of gasoline
that set tire to theit home.
IN GRAVE DANGEI
Americans of Vonezuola in a Hos
ENGLISH flEGRO POLICE LEAVE POSTS
Employed to Ilo l'ollce Duty Hut Heroine
SVared When InrturiienU llegln Fir-
In Families Alinont at Mercy
Of the Native Other Newn.
A Port of Spalu, Jan. 'JO dispatch
says: According to advices received
today from Caracas a trustworthy en
gineer, who has arrived there from
Pitch lake, reports that the situation
is disastrous. He soys that a hundred
and fifty English negroes, who wero
employed to do police duty when the
in urgnnts began firing, went Into the
jungles, only twenty-five Amerlcnns
being left to protect the property and
lives of Amiirican families.
The messenger from the lake Im
plored the United States legation to
afford protection, saying that the lives
and property of Americans wore ex
posed to guerilla attacks, firing going
on nightly, and the Americans being
too few to hold out long. Minister
Loomls, accoidlug to the same advices
replied that these reports wore pos
sibly exaggerated, but that they could
no. be ignored, nnd that he would wire
the fact to Washington.
Mr. Olcott, tbe Orinocq manager, has
returned from Caracas, where he went
to try to arrange for the release of tho
steamers and schooners captured by a
Venezuelan gunboat near Trinidad.
The Hritish owner flew tho Venezuelan
flag, and the crew were not shot.
The resolution in th'e uasV, near the
asphalt deposits, is Increasing but the
disturbances are remote from Caracas,
which remains tranquil.
The commander of the French crui
ser Suclict confims these intelligences
and the report of the activity of the in
surgent. It appears that an attempt
to capture Ciudad llolivur, capital of
the state of llollvar, alwut thirty-five
miles up the Orinoco is likely to be
made as soon nsthe insurgents have re
ceived a large supply of Arms expected.
Cables to tho Trinidad papers from
Caracas are severely censored. The
Venezuelan government threatens
three American reporters with forcible
expulsion and is rigorously suppress
ing press dispatches to the United
States. Even diplomatic messages are
M. VT. I.llley, a B. A M. Track Repairer,
Run Over Ily Hwltrh Knflne.
At Lincoln, Neb., Monday, Jan. L'8,
after he had quit work, and was on his
way home, M. W. Lllley, a II. A. M.
track repairer, was Instantly killed.
He probably did not see the engine,
which was within ten feet of him,
when he stepped on the track. A mo
ment later his crushed and mangled
body was taken from under the engine.
He died within live minutes of the
time he was struck.
M. W. Lllley was a man about forty
five years of nge, employed on the re
pair tracks of the yard. He lived at
University Place. The crew of the
engine supposed ho saw them np
prouchlng and hod no thought that he
would walk ou the trucks iu front of
The engine was coming down the
line as Lllley walked dlong the track.
He stepped on from tho llroninn'. !!
The fireman saw him but was power
less to stop the engine Engineer Ma
loy did not see him. The fireman suc
ceeded iu getting the engineer to stop
when the drivers of the big machine
were over Lillcy's body. His body was
taken out from between the drive
wheels and he died within a few sec
Coroner Graham viewed the remains
and ordered them taken to Undertaker
Wll L SERVE AS A PRECEDENT
Balaiy of ConCret man Oslo From Time
liy a vote of ten to five the house
committee on judiciary has adopted a
resolntion that Representative Itich
aidson of Alabama should draw salary
from August 0, 1000, the date of hfs
election to succeed (encral Wheeler.
Tho case has excited some controversy',
as the authorities have been divided as
to whether Mr. Richardson's pay
should date back to tun time of Oeneral
Wheeler's resignation or from Maich
4, when congress convened, or from
the day of his election. The decision
will serve as a precedent.
Wilder ftlncle Mnnajiement.
The Toledo & Ohio Central will, it is
understood, take possesslhu of the
Columbus Noithwcstern, running be
tween Peoria and St Marys, O., next
Monday, February 4, and will ut once
begin operation of tho roud. The de
tails of the arrangement have not been
given out by the officials of the Ohio
Admlml KatiU Retired
Rear Admiral Albert Kant, who has
just been relieved from command of
the Pacific station, wns placed on the
retired list Jnnuary 20 on account of
age. Ho has had a long and ills
tlngulshed career, of which nearly
eighteen years wbb spent at sea.
Safe lllowara at Culver,
Culver, a small town north of Salvia,
Kan., was visited by burglars aud two
atorea wore broken into. The thieves
aeonred about WOO tu the two places
and made good thetr escape.
GOTHENBURG'S HEAVY LOSS
Mtisl Ontrnctho Fire In History of Ne-y
The most destroclivc lire ever ex
perienced In Oothrnbiirg occurred Sun
day night, January 27. A largo livery
barn nnd thtcc store buildings nru la
The fire was discovered about mid
night bursting out from the roof of
A. P. Singer's livery bnrn, wliloh was
a frame structure 40x100 feet In size,
and in a few minutes the whole build
ing was wrapped In flames. Thirty
two head of horses, Including a fine
stallion, perished In the flames and
the stock of buggies and harness wcre.
A small store building just east of
the barn was burned down, and one
enst of that was on fire several times,
but wns saved from tho flames.
West of the barn and fronting on
the main stieet, two Iron venoered
store buildings, owned by A. tt. Carl
son, one occupied by him as a hard
ware store, and the other by R. J.
Stack, as a restaurant, caught fire and
were burned to the ground, only a
small portion of the goods being re
moved from the bulldiugs.
There Is no fire protection here and
it was only by great efforts of thy
citizens that the fire wus c6n fined to
Mr., Htngor's loss is estimated at
from ftfJ.OOO to $7,000, with 84,200 In
surance. Mr. Carlson's loss is placed
nt87,.'00 with $4, .100 insurance, and
Mr. Stack carried four hundred dollars
insurance on an eight hundred dollar
stock of goods.
The other building burned wan
o-vned by Oust Odcucrnntz of New
York city, and was worth 'about 1100:
JACOB STOTLER DEAD.
Veteran Newspaper Man nnd Knuin
Floorer Fae Away.
News comes from Kansas City that
Jacob Stotler, the Kansas Pioneer and
veteran newspaper man, who was
lately editor of the Perry, Okla., Re
publican, died iu St. Joseph's hospital
on January 'JO. The cause of Mr. StolJ
ler's death was u bladder complaint,
aggravated by. his generally broken
down condition, brought on by hard
work. He and Preston I). Plumb came
to Kansas from Xcnia, O., in 1857,
bringing witli them an old-fashioned
printing press nnd outfit of type,
which they hauled from Lawrence UT
Emporia behind an ox team. Together
Stotler and Plumb founded the Kansas
News, at Emporia. In those early
days the name of the territory was
spelled with a "z" Instead of an "s."
A year later Mr. Stotler bought out
his interest in the paper and continued
its publication until 1834. Since that
time he has engaged in the newspaper
business in various Kansas towns, ac
cepting, in 1897, the editorship of the
Perry, Okla.. Republican. Mr. Stotler
held various offices in Kansas, being
for several terms a member of the leg
ROWN PRINCE HONORED.
KIdk Edward luveits Him With Order
Or the Garter.
The crown prince of Germany, Fred
erick William, was invested with the
order of tho Garter January ft at
Cowes, Isle of Wight, by King Edward
VII The investituie occurred In the
council chamber of Osborne house and
was a brllllunt function. The high
officers of tho lioushold, military and
civil functionaries and the emperor's
entourage, including a party from the
imperial yacht Hohcnzollern, wer
present, nil in full uniform. "
Willie the crown prince knolt before
tho Icing to receive the Insignia hla
majesty addressed a few cordial words
to the prince und then, turning to
Emperor William, in touching terms
he thanked him for his visit at tula
time of sorrow and bereavement and
dwelt on the personal and other ties
uniting the two countries, Germany
aud Oreat llrltain.
NEEDS NEW CREDENTIALS
Ambaitador Choate Mmtt Da Accredited
to the King
It has been decided that Mr. Cboate
should have new credentials. Ills old
credentials accredited him to the
queen. He will now be accredited as
United States ambassador to the court
of Edward VII. Lord Pauncefort, It
is expected, will receive new creden
tials as ambassador to the United
States, his present commission being
signed by the queen.
Iladly Injured Ily a Full.
Isaac llrcitcndall was scrionsly In
jured at Fremont by a fall from the
roof of his barn. He was on top mak
ing repairs and hnving finished started
to descend by a door through the rooff
He expected to step on a pile of cobs
aud let himself down easy, but he
missed his footing ami fell to the floor
below. His back wss wrenched aud
he was bruised In a number of places.
It will be some weeks before he will bo
around as usual.
Lumber for Manila.
Rids for 3,000,000 feet of lumber have
been opened at Seattle, Wash. They
will be forwarded at once to Washing
ton. The lumber is for Manila.
"Connie" Sullivan, former bautam
weight champion, is dead at Now
The mine workers' convention re
fused to raise salaries of national of
ficers. TaHejieral IMhune has been left
the task ot driving the Doera out at
Cape Colony, "
Governor Sayers reported to the
Texas legislature that 31,088,414 bad
beeu contributed to GaWeaton suffer-
"' ... s.
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