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Red Cloud Chief.
It Ih a remarknblo fact that the
chameleon, whon blindfolded, Iobch
the power to change Its hues, and tho
entire body remains ot a uniform tint
William Hurkc, of Blnglmmton, N.
Y., hnti been sent to Jail for thirty
days for lining profano language In a
public "ntrcct. Since his Incarceration
he flwcnru twice aa much an ever, but
bin oaths oro muttered under Ills
Tho fish Inspector at Chicago re
portR that, by actual count, Micro nro
1.1,000,000 pounds of frozen fifth In the
city which liuvo been In cold storago
for five yearn. Tho fish, much of
which Ih unfit for food. Is Bold In tho
ghetto on Friday afternoons for two
cents a pound.
At the nmrrlngu of Miss Lalln Jor
dan to David Jennings Portor.ln Green
ville. S. C. a sudden doalh occurred
Immediately after tho ceremony. While
Mrs. John M. Jordan, tho mother of
ho bride, was talking to hqr daughter,
the old lady suddenly Ml to thn floor,
and in a few moments was a corpse
Tc abate tho smoke nuisance In Chi
cago, It has been suggested to license
stokers and firemen, so that they may
bo temporarily suspended whon they
grow careless, or have their licenses
revoked when they nllow clouds of
smoko and soot to roll from tho chim
ney tops. Mechanical exports say that
any boiler fll for tho work required of
It will produce little smoko If properly
Professor Kaufmann of Drralau, In
conferring the degree of doctor of phil
osophy on Fratilcln Iminerwnhr, the
first woman who has over passed the
examination nt that university, said
that he earnestly hoped study among
women would "contlnuo to bo tho ex
ception with tho few capable Individu
als, Inasmuch as It was desirable that
they should hold their primary nnd
nobleet calling of wlfo and mothor."
The ricent Gorman census showr
there nre now thlity-three towns In tlr
Herman empire with a population of
over 100,000. exactly tho samo numher
as In the Hrltlsh Isles. Five years ago
there were twenty-six. nnd nt tho es
tablishment of the empire In 1871 only
eight. Thliteen towns have n popula
tion of over 200,000, against eighteen
in the Hrltlsh Isles; while seven hnvo
over 300.000, ngnlnst nlno in tho Unit
The musters of Kngllsh nro not nfrald
to use homoly words whoso exprcsslvo
Hess more than ofTsots their plainness
Thus Lord ltoseberry declares that
Kngland, In order to withstand Inter
national competition, must educate ho.
youth, and he suggests sending
"hntches" of young men abroad to
learn the best her rlvnls know. That
honest word batch would hnve boon
passed over by a speaker less euro of
his Kngllsh, when speaking of an ag
gregation of Individuals. In tho usa of
language there Is a happy medium ho
tween overrastldlousncss,' which weak
ens one's style, and out-and-out slang
which wrecks It completely.
Forefathers' day celobratlons call
forth animal eulogies of the men and
women who founded New Kngland,
but they seldom suggest a botto.
thought than that uttered by tho New
Bedford Stnndard. "If wo are better
than the fathers." It savs. "It Is tie-
causo they did the best they could.
If we have outgrown our narrowness
es, It Is because they tried to overcomo
tho traditions with which their lives
wero handicapped. To the true de
scendant of tho Pilgrim a gap in tho
genealogy matters nothing. It is tho
descent of spirit and purpose that
counts of thut spirit and purposj
which dctermlno to mnko tomorrow
better than today as today Is bettor
than yesterday. Plymouth ltock and
Burial Hill teach this leasou to Now
Enland and to tho nation."
Tho Seattle spirit Is a thing to ad
mire nnd Imltato. It was manifested
when the secretary of the navy told a
Seattle tlrm that their bid must be ro
duced to two hundred thousand dol
lars if they wanted a contract for ono
of the now battleships. That was final,
and in many places tho people would
have said, "Too bad we've lost It!" nnd
gone about their humdrum business.
Not so In Seattle. The strong men of
the city conferred; the bulhloio otTored
to scale down their bid if their fellow
citizens would divide tho loss, nnd the
Seattle business men promptly sub
scribed tho hundred thousand dollars
nnd four thousand over. These
things being understood, we fancy no
body will begrudge Seattle tho con
tract which will bo richly benefit tho
manufacturers, mechanics and trades
men. She hns demonstrated her pos
sesion of that public spirit by which
a city grows grent.
In connection with the trial of tho
regleido Brescl, one, gruesome piece of
evidence made use of nt the trial wub
the bullet which had been extracted
from the breast of King Humbert.
Queen Marguerite, on hearing that tho
tragic rellu was In tho possession of
the minister of Justice, M. Oianturo,
expressed n wl6h to have It. Tho min
ister of Jubtlco at llrst hesitated to seiid
tho sad souvenir Jo hor mujosty, but
tho qu'een 'Insisted, nnd has accord
ingly received It from the hnnda of
the keeper of the seols.
RAIDER IS SHOT
Saloon Smashing Crusade Ends
NORTH TOPEKA MINT IS DEMOLISHED
Oraeadera 0ndorLiadnf Mlnliler - Folic
aod ClUren IMioot Officer Declare
They Are Not Kepoulbl tor
A Topcltn, Kas., Fob. 26th dispatch
says: J. W. Adams lies at a lrospital
hovering between life and death. Ho
was shot during a raid on a North To
pekn wholesale liquor house.
At midnight last night a crowd of
from thirty to sixty citizens, heavily
armed with revolvers, sledge hammers,
crowbars and a battering ram, broke
into the wholesale liquor house of
"Cash" Curtis, on West Curtis street,
between Kansas avenuo nnd Jackson
street, and smashed tho beer fonpd
Three policemen drove tho crowd
back. Both tho policemen and the
citizens flred their revolvers, and J. VV.
Adnras, aenrpenter, living at 521 West
Grant street, was shot twico in tho
breast. Ho was takeu in a hack to
Riverside hospital, where here Ilea in
n precarious condition.
Dr. H. II. Mitchell and Rev. V. W.
Emerson were both arrested by the po
lice. Rev. Mr. Emerson was taken to
the police stntlou, where lie waa booked
under tho charge of resisting an officer.
He wan allowed to go upon his own
Dr. Mltolicll took the Injured man
to the hospital In a hack and wns
allowed to stay and administer to him
without glvlug bonds.
Tho three ofllcers, Patrolmen Downey
and Iloylea and Private Watchman
Connors, assert that Adams was shot
by his own crowd while he was re
treating from tho place where the
liquors wore smashod, and Adams says
that ho was shot by a policeman, but
docs not know who. ,
Mrs. Nation was released from tho
county jail last night and at fl o'clock
this morning left for Peoria, to act as
editor of thu Peoria Journal for ono
day, for which she Is to be paid $1.10.
J. B. McAfee, of this city, is Mrs.
PnoniA, 111., Feb. 25. Mrs. Carrie
Nation arrived tonight from Topcka,
Knn., but her arrival was attended
with no demonstration, Sho will re
main here threodnvH. She will edit a
paper tomorrow, deliver an address at
night and her plans for the rest of her
visit are not yet outlined.
Kinalaten Mm. Nation.
Mrs. Emma Hughes of Mellvllle, N.
J., created great excitement In South
Mellvllle by emulating Mrs. Nation In
smashing a siloon which her husband
frequented. Armed with a hatched
she entered the place and smashed
every bottle of beer, after which she
took her husband by the arm and
hustled him homo. The temperance
people endorse thu action of Mrs.
Hughes, and a reform movement will
26 YEARS FOR OXLEY.
Murderer of Fiilltmr.lt Draw a Long-thy
A Broken now dispatch says: Wil
liam Oxley, who was convicted last
week of murdering W. U. Fullhardt
lust November and Kd Penn, who
pleaded guilty to forgery, wero brought
Into court aud were sentenced to tho
penitentiary. Oxley, on being asked
If he had anything to say why sen
tence should not bo prououueed, an
swered: "Nothing at all."
The judge told him that under the
evidence the jury could not have
brought In any other verdict but guil
ty and that thoy might have fouud a
verdict for the death penalty. He felt
the verdict was just, and as the jury
had been lenient in finding him guilty
only lu the second degree be thought
tliey had done rJght, as there was a
possibility that he might bo innocent.
He would therefore give him a chance
to die outside tho pcaitentlary, and
would not give a life sentence. He
then sentenced him to twenty-six yeara
at hard labor lu the penitentiary, but
none of the time to bo In solitary con
finement. RUSSIA CLAIMS MONGOLIA
Mm I.oiif Coreted tho Ittrh Onlil Field
"The L'Hassa mission to Emperor
Nicholas last spring was connected
with a plan," aays tho St. Petersburg
correspondent of tho lAtudou Dally
Mall, "to build a railway through
Mongolia, of which Russia has ob
tained a virtual protectorate. I learn
that on January 14 the Russia officials
In Klakhta, Urga, UllasMttal aud
Pobdo received secret advices that
their district was henceforth under
Russian protection. Probably Rub
la's designs more deeply concerned the
gohl deposits In Mongolia than Man
churia." DUi'ovvr a New RUr,
Harvard college observatory has an
nounced that a new star, observed
February 22, Is the brightest ono dis
covered in three centuries. It Is In
constellation Persus. It Is of first
magnitude and lu three days has
emerged from total Invisibility.
Change Anionic Diplomats.
The Echo do Paris says that M.
I'ichon, tho French minister to China
who Is to be appointed resident general
nt Tunis, will be'sueeeeded by M Beau,
chief of the cabinet of M. Delcasso.,
CHINA WILL COMPLY.
Riecntlon of Offender I Filially Agreed
The full text of the Chinese imperial
edict regarding punishments was sent
Saturday evening, February 33, to the
ministers of tho powers. It Is identi
cal witli tho official report of the con
text of the contents of the edict cabled
to tho associated press. Tho ministers
say that there Is a little confnsloh
with reference to strangulation and
suicide, but that thin Is not Important.
LI Hung Chang received a bulletin
onnounclug tho sentences which conld
not be carried Into effect by the board
of punishment and ho requested the
Japanese to deliver Ylng Nicn aud
Chao Shu Chlao in order that tho sen
tences lu their cases might be executed
In conformity with tho edict; but the
Japanese considered the notice too
short and have delayed the enforce
ment of the penalties until Tuesday in
order that tho ministers of tho powers
might scud representatives if they so
It Is also intended to gunrd the men
at the place of execution so aa to pre
vent suicide or escape.
When ofllclal confirmation, duly cer
tified by high ofllcers of stnte of the
sentence of death upon tho others shall
have been received and these two have
been executed, China practically will
have compiled with the terms de
manded by the powers.
Prince Chun, the emperor's brother,
will soon go to Berlin to express
China's regret for tho murder of
Baron von Kottcller. He says China
has now accepted to the uttermost,
and also has performed everything re
quired by the powers, except tho pay
ment of the indemnity, the amount of
which has not been decided yet He
thinks arrangements should be made
for the evacuation of Pckin iu order
to enable the court to return.
No ofllclal announcement ban been
mudc of the abandonment of the pro
posed expedition Into the interior, but
It is not likely thut any preparation
will be made. The ministers of tho
powers regarded the punishment edict
as satisfactory. Chin Slu, former
grand secretary, and Hsu Cheng Yu,
son o( the notoriouso Hsu Tung, will
be publicly executed lu Pekln Tues
day. An edict has been Issued suspending
examinations at all points which were
the scenes of outrages upon foreigners.
SHRINERS GO TO HONOLULU
Temple to Ue liitltutd In the Hawaiian
The Mystic S'.irlners' caravan passed
through Chicago Monday on Its way to
Honolulu, Hawaii, where a temple is
to be instituted. The new temple will
be instituted in an ancient volcano:
.The pilgrimage is being made by Lou
B. Winsor, imperial potentate of the
ancient ami accepted order ot nobles of
the Mystic Shrlno, escorted by Saladin
temple of Grand Rapids. About ltitl
shrlners nnd nearly fifty ladles were lu
While In Chicago the shriners were
entertained with a banquet. Steps
will be made a do.cu points before
reaching San Francisco March 4.
About a week will be spent In Hono
lulu, wheu the return trip begins.
lw Knurled by Kumars legislature iu
Iecrlht tho Hitlonm.
Governor Stanley of Kansas has
signed tho Hurrol temperance bill,
which makes places where liquor Is
sold common nuisances and allows
the county ofllcers to confiscate the
Illegal stock. Another temperance
bill by Hurrel Is in tho hands
of the judiciary committee of
the Kansas legislature. It provide
that tho county attorneys have the
power to compel witnesses to testify
in cases involving violation of the pro
hibitory law. The Hurrol measure is
tbo first of the many temperance bills
introduced since the Nation crusade
began to become a law.
M U R DERED BY A NEGRO
Indian School MUtre Caught and
Ida Finklestein, aged twenty, a
school teacher, while walking through
a lonely Btrlp of woods on her way
home from a school house near Terro
Haute, lnd., was assaulted by an un
known negro, who shot her In the
back of the head and cut her throat,
oeverlng her windpipe. After tho as
sault Miss Finklestein ran to a farm
house, hnlf a mile" distant, with blood
streaming from her wounds, and fell
unconscious on the doorstep, dying
later. Several suspecta have beeu ar
rested and public feeling Is aroused to
a high pitch.
URBANAS DISASTROUS FIRE
I'lant of the lalr Cltlien Totally De
stroyed. Fire that started In the Boston de
partment store at Urbaua, O., spread
to adjoining buildings in the center
of tho city, causing a loss of 875,000.
Tho principal losers are: The Daily
Cltixen plant, totally deatroyed, SbV
000; Boston department store, 812,000;
J. P. Bony, grocery, 810,000; all are
insured except the Dally Citixou.
In tho district court at Clinton, la.,
Thomas Burko was awarded 81,000
damages for Injuries received when in
itiated Into tho Modern Woodiuuti of
America lodge. Tho judgment is
against tho lodge, aud thu team acting
iu the ceremony was released from lia
bility. I'rlnue Commit Hulclde.
Tho Vienna correspondent of tho
London Morning Leader cays Prince
Carl of Croy has committed suicide bo
cause he was jilted by a peasant irliL
A DEATH PRISON
Fire in Wyoming Mine Claims
ABANDON HOPE OE EFFECTING RESCUE
Tbtrty-flTe Rntombed Olten Up for Head
All Opening Are Healed Only
War to Keep the Flame Prom
Spreading Other New.
A Cheynne, Wyo., Feb. 20, dispatch
says: The worst disaster In tho history
of coal mining in Wyoming since the
Almy horror, eight years ago, occurred
at Diamondvtllu last night when fire
broke out in mine No. 1, of the
Diamondvillc Coal and Coke Co., which
was attended with great loss of life
and destruction of property. Twenty
six miners perished nnd their charred
bod leu are still in the mine.
The fire was discovered shortly after
the night shift commenced work. Its
cause Is not known but the (lames made
such progress that only one man en
coped from tho two entries In which
it was confined. His name Is John An
derson, and ho won frightfully burned
in running the gauntlet of the flames.
He In unable to give any account of the
accident other than that he was sud
denly confronted by u wall of Ore and
smoke aud wrapping his head in an
overcoat he ran in the direction of the
main entrnnce. Tho first intimation
the minors in the other entiles had of
a firo was when Anderson came rush
ing into tho upper level, his clothing in
flames' He foil unconscious and was
carried to tho mouth of the mine.
PENITENTIARY FOR LIFE.
Jury at Fremont Find Gardner Utility
The jury In the Gardner murder
trial at Fremont, Neb., brought in a
verdict early of guilty and Hxcd the
penalty at imprisonment for life.
It was after midnight when .Indge
Grlmlson was notified that the jury
had decided on a verdict. The lawyers
had all retired, but the judge ordered
tho prironer brought to the court
room. Gardner was pale and plainly
nervous but receive 1 the verdict with
somestolclsnu Judge Orimison thanked
the jury and discharged them. Gard
ner was an accomplice lu the murder
of Zahn, the Snyder saloon-keeper.
HANG AND BURN
Indiana Mnh I.yiii-hr Megro Aallant
of School Teacher.
A Terro Haute, lnd., dispatch says
that justice swift and terrible was
meted out to George Ward, the negro
who murdered Miss Finklestein, the
school teacher, the other day while on
her way homo from school, lu a few
hours after his arrival at Terro Haute
he was hanged by a mob and the body
was afterwards cremated. He con
fessed to the murder, his only excuse
being that Miss Finklestein had cnllcd
him a "dirty nigger," and slapped him.
WITHIN ACCESS OF DIVERS
Frouithlllty Thai Wreck of the Itln t
Tim Man Francisco Kxnmlner says
that tho position of the wrecked Rio
de Janeiro has been located by sound
ing In thirteen fathoms of water, a
depth at which divers ean work. It Is
said to lo exactly one-quarter of u
mile southwest of Fort Point bnoy.
The Chronicle stateH that the wreck is
probably within a stone's throw of the
wallsof Fort Win Hold Scott aud within
easy reach of the wreckers.
TEN BUILDINGS AREBURNED
Fire at CreMon, Neb., Caue Uu of
Fire broke out In the Ely harness
shop at Crestou, Neb,, destroying teu
buildings iu the heart of the town.
The buildings destroyed were: Peter
son's general store, Farnsley's drng
store, Bank of Crcston, Florer & Co.,
hardware; both saloons and two dwell
ings; loss, 820,000; insurance, about
Moat Hate Natul Station.
Tho Cuban constitutional convention
met in executive session February 25th
and discussed the question of the fu
ture relations between Cuba and the
United States. It was evident the del
egates were deeply Impressed with the
recommendations of the United States
senate committee on relations with
Cuba cabled from Washington. When
tienor Nunee was asked his opinion he
replied; "That settles it. If the Uni
ted States insists on naval statlous I
have nothing to say."
To Iteaunie t'rlvate IJfe.
The resignation of Hon. Frank A.
Vanderllp, assistant secretary of the
treasury was announced at the depart
ment to take effect upon the qualifica
tion of 'bis successor, not later than
Mnrch 8. It is understood that M. E.
A lies of Ohio will succeed Mr. Vander
llp. (Iraaihopper Take tang leap.
News cornea front Danish West in
dies that a species of grasshopper,
unknown In thin Island, haa made Its
appearance In St. Croix, and the plant
era complain ot tbo damnge done to
tha canes. It Is feared it la similar
to that which made Its appearance
some time ago In Cuba and was sup
posed to have been brought over In
boy Imported from the United States.
Using artificially soured milk aa
a starter for the cream makes a fine
l1a at hnttar
YOUNG WIFE ENDS HER LIFE
Take Doie of Htryrhnlne and lllea Tery
Mrs. Ida Robbins, wife of F. C. Rob
bins, committed suicide at her home
212.1 Monroe avc., Lincoln, Neb., by
swallowing a largo doso of strychnine.
No cause for her doing the deed In
known, for she was in good health,
and had a kind, affectionate husband.
She went up town and purchased 5
cents worth of strychnine. She re
turned home and dissolved this In n
glass of water and drank it. Then she
walked over to a near neighbor, Mrs.
Minnie Eager, a block distant. Site
did not say what she bad done. When
she felt the action of tho poison, sho
shuddered, grasped her arms and said,
"I believe I have the grip." Her hus
band was sent for, and later Dr. Hol
yokc. But by this time there was uo
hope of saving her life.
In the Intervals between iter convul
sions Dr. Holyoke got her to tell him
what she had taken. She said she
took the poison to cause an abortion.
When he asaed why she took .such a
large dose, she made no response.
When Dr. Helyoke told hor lie could
do nothing for her, she exclaimed, "O,
help mcl" Shcdied a few minutes lateY
In great pain.
WRECK NARROWLY AVERTED
Track Leave the Track and Ilotnpa
Along on the Tie.
Rock Island passenger train, No. 5
came near being wrecked near'Prairie
Home a little after 3 o'clock February
25. On the way down from Omaha it
bad lost a few minutes time, and when
it struck the long piece of straight
track near Prairie Home the engineer
began making up time. The train wait
coming along at au estimated rate of,
seventy miles tin hour when the front
truck of the tender dropped off the
rails and began bumping along an tho
ties. The engineer tried to stop, but
the train had run nearly a tnllo when
a stop was finally made. No other
wheels left the track but the front
trucks of the tender. This left the
heavy tank supported by nothing but
the renr trucks and tho coupliug on
the engine. The train was delayed
some time, in getting the trucks back
on the trade It Is regarded as an
unusually lucky accident. Such an ac
cident is very ttpt to throw a wholo
train in the ditch. The heavy new
steel aud the excellent condition of
the track probably averted this. There
were 100 passengers on the train.
HEADS ARE LOST.
Uierutlon of I'rmiilnent lloier IIckIii
A Pekln, Feb. ','tl, dispatch says: Chili
Slu, former grand secretay aud Hsu
Cheng Yu, son of the notorious Hsu
Tuug, were publicl- beheaded today.
The street lu which the execution took
place was guarded by French, German
and American troops. The condemned
olllcluls were taken to the grounds iu
carts, escorted by a company of
Japanese infantry. Cli.h Su met his
death iu a dignified manner, walking
from the cart calmly und fearlessly.
Hsu was stuplfled with opinio. They
were both dressed in their Chinese
ofllclal costumes without the innigniv
Of their rank.
Gold Dlnrotery In Kunuia.
A wonderful discovery of gold Is re
ported in the Samoa n islands. Black
sund running as high as 8910 a ton is
said to have been fouud on the island
of Upola. Nickel and tin ore arc also
declared to exist in large qualities in
Samoa. Jesse Hamburg, a teaeherwho
returned recently from Guam, reports
that preparations are being made
there for 1,500 Filipino prisoners. Tho
natives of Guam have a deep hatred for
tho Filipinos, nnd do not like to see
them brought to the Island.
Gordon Find 111 1'ocketbook.
The large pocket book containing a
number of railroad passes, checks and
other valuable papers In General John
B. Gordon's overcoat, .stolen from the
Grand Pacific hotel at Chicago some
time ago reached tho hotel Sunday un
der cover of a 1-ccnt postage wrapper
and with nineteen 1-cent postage due
stamps pasted in the corner. Except
for a small amount of paper money aud
a few checks nothing apparently hat'
been taken from the pocketbook.
A free-for-all fight in Hancock coun
ty, Tennessee, between Tom Holdman
and his sons, on one side, and John
Tyc and hlrboys on the other, resulted
in the death of Thomas Holdman and
Wils Tye, son of John Tye. Thomas
Holdman aud Johu Tye were neigh
bors and farmers and quarreled over a
question in which their farms were in
volved. They got their sons together
aud fought a pitched battle.
Hoy Killed In Mine Shaft.
Two sons of Joseph Felt, aged ten
and twelve, and Andrew Sclakdlohs,
aged twelve, were killed at tho Elba
mine at Blwablk, Minn,, while playing
with a car which Is used in the shaft
One of the boys turned the switch tho
wrong way, and tho car crushed down
the abaft opening, hurling the threo
boys to tho bottom of the shaft, kill
ing them Instantly.
I'brMM Heferrlnt to Diiially.
The Latin phrase Del gratia means
"By the grace of Ood," and In English
la used exclusively tus a part of tho
royal style; thus, "Victoria, Del Gra
tia Reglna," which moans, "Victoria,
Queen by tho grace of God." Dlvlna
Provldontla Is the phraao used by an
Halratlon Army Itarred Ont
Tho Salvation Army, for the second
time, haa failed to get a foothold In
Mexico. Mexican laws forbid all re
llgluus processions In the streets of
LABORS OF LEGISLATURE
IjhI Day For Hilt Introduction rind A
Lincoln, Feby., 27. Tho houno re-
celved bills for the lust tltno nnd passed
a few measures yesterday, thin being
all the work that could be squeezed in.
Forty-five new bills wore Introduced,,
making the total for the house 481 or
141 bills less than last year wheu tha
total was 02.1. The total In the senate
Is 301), or 44 less than two yearn ago.
A great tunny of the bills am of an un
important character. In the house, of
most Interest were the general appro
priation bills which had to be Intro-
The bill for general expenses of the
state departments aud state Institu
tions as introduced Includes only the
state house offices, the committee be
ing unable to complete It in the forty
day limit. As so drawn it appro
priates only $77,025 which is a small
portion of the bill as it will appoar
when amended. The general claims
bill coming from the claims committee
ar introduced, appropriates 815,726.15.
this will doubtless be amended later.
The deficiencies bill is incomplete and
will be amended later. As Introduced
this bill includes tho railroad cntnpon
eatlon for transportation of tho state -militia
when it was mobilized in Lin
coln preparatory to departuro for the
Tha last day for the introduction of
bills brought forth only twenty-three
bills in the senate, making a total of
301), an compared with .153 introduced
three yeara ago. Part of tht day was
devoted to the passage bills. Senate
file No. 11, by Young, amending the
law against gambling, was defentod
by a vote of fourteen yens to seventeen
nays. Those who opposed tho bill
declared that tho bill would enable
the gamblers of the citlen to operate in pv
hotels, and instead of making thorn
subject to a penitentinry sentence for
keeping a gambling house, would let
them off with a tine not to exceed one
hundred dollars. The bills passed
provide protection for feehlo minded
females, amend the law relating to the
procedure In tho supreme court relat
ing to petitions in error and original
cases, impose a license of from twenty
five to one bundled dollars on peddlers,
permit town boards to levy an addi
tional road tax not to exceed throe
mills, require the moving of weeds
along highways, a county examination
for applicants for admittance to the j
Peru normal school and to trnunfer tho
stale sinking fund to the general fund
Ilia Mf Crinthed Out.
Chris Donnell, a German farmer liv
ing about ten miles southwest of Ber
trand. Neb., met with a serious acci
dent u liile en route home from town.
He had bought a load of coal at Bor
trnnd and wan found dead at the foot
of a hill, five miles from town, In a
wreck of horses, harness aud wugou.
A bottle of whisky was in his pocket.
An Hit; llefore.
Commissioner of Police Murphy ban
taken hold of his duties at New York,
und after making an address to all
commanding ofllcers, down to and in
cluding captains, he issued a proclama
tion delegating to Former Chief Devery
the command of the forces nnd all the
powers he formerly enjoyed, with the
exception of those to change the ap
pointment of men.
ComliiK to lnunKumtlnn.
The United Stales transport Rawlins
loft San Juan, P. I., Feb. 20, for the
United States with the I'orto Rlcan
battery ordered to attend tho inaugur
ation. An enormous crowd gathered
at the wharf to witness tho departure
of the steamer. The. men, who number
200, seemed delighted at the oppor
tunity to go.
Kdltor'a Asinllant Fined.
Nicholas R. Ryan of Jackson, Nob.,
who was adjudged guilty by a jury of
Jissuultund battery upou Editor Atlee
'Hart of Dakota City, was fined S10 and
costs, in all about $125, by District
Judge Graves. Tim case will likely be.
appealed to the supremo court.
A skirmish hns taken place on the
frontier between Huytl and San Do
Col. Michael C. Murphy has been ap
pointed chief of police of New sYorlc
City, vice Chief Devery.
Jn a pistol duel at South Memphis,
Tenn., between Larry 11111 and Flavla
Butler (colored) ltoth men wero killed.
William Bran.lt, a traveling sales
man for the Sioux Falls Brewing com
pany, committed suicide at his home in
that city by shooting himself with a
revolver. No reason in assigned,
It Is said a satisfactory understand
ing has been reached In regard to the
sale to the United Suites of the Danish
West Indies, and that propositions
will soon be made to this government
in such form as will prove acceptable.
The dead body of Maggie Hale, the
young woman who mysteriously disap
peared from Pueblo sometime ago, and
who was supposed to bo kidnapped;
was found in tho Arkansas river south
of Pueblo. It is believed sho was mur
dered. A Churuh Accept, I'arker HUtae.
The KrattB statue of Theodore Park
er, made In 1885, Is still a source of
trouble. It was first rejected, with
many protests, by Parker's friends
and was retired from vlow, but It has
now been accepted by tho First ar-
isn tunitarlan) of West Iloxbury
Mass., and will be set up In front or
the church of that congregation.
Allow nothing whatever kept In the
creamery except tho creaca and butter y
nnd the machinery for handling them,
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