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Red Cloud Chief.
Oornuny has a life Insurance itsso
elation of hotclkccpcrs which In seven
yaars ImB paid over 300.000 to the
families of members.
The will of tho Into Jarvis Ford,
sf 8t. Joseph, Mo., loaves $20,000 for
a free memorial library In that plnco,
and $10,000 to the municipal hospital.
Charles C. Rumsoy, whoso cqucBtrlnn
statue of a North American Indian hat
been accepted by the managers of the
Buffalo Pan-American Exposition, In a
member of the Junior clans of Harvard.
Yenlce Is trying to rovlvo the pic
turesque ceremony of wedding tho Ad
riatic, which haa been discontinued
since tho InHt Dogo was expelled In
1197. Plans havo been mado for build
ing a HuccnUiur on tho model, of tho
last state galley used for the cere-mony.
MANY NEW BILLS
Nobraska Senators and Legisla
Tiff HIDE BILL HAS BEEN POSTPONED
3nlntlon! on Death of Judge Maiwel)
Adopted kf a Hltln Tote Hon
la Mm! at 9 a. m. and Hold 8f
Ion Todr and Tharidaj
The new Japanese cruiser Ynkunio,
which wnH built at Stettin and recently
nailed for Jnpan, has so far given the
greatCHt Batliifactlon. The system of
vcntllntlon Is so perfect, It la asserted,
that durliiK her passage of tho Red sea
the teinpernturo of the engine and boil
er rooms was not much more than half
that In British ships.
Attention Is railed by tho Ixintlon
lancet to the fact that canned toma
toes nrn now being extensively col
ored, In order to nuke them look at
tractive nnd as If mado from rlpo fruit.
Among the roloru ao employed are
oal-tar colore and cochineal. The
subject of artificial coloring and pres
ervation of food Is now receiving great
attention In England.
When ex-Queen Lilluoknlnnl visited
the Island of Maul not long ago for
the first time In ten years tho irteam
ship which carried her was surround
ed by natives bringing gifts of all
kinds, fruits. vegetables, fowls nnd
even pigs. There was music, dancing,
a great feaBt, nnd the whole steamship
was decorated with their garlands.
An original device for evading tho
prohibitory law was recently un
earthed by plumbers In a house In
Rutland, Vt. The liquor, Btorod In a
secret nook, was conveyed In hidden
pipes to u radiator In one of the prin
cipal rooniH of the uoubo. A small
faucet attached to the radiator was tho
means by which tho liquid was drawn
off for use.
The Hungarian government Is about
to take steps to effectually put an end
to tlm wandering of gypsies, who nro
no frequently to be met in that coun
try. The stnlwurt Hungarian gypsy,
with his inultl-colorod cloak, his dnrk
ayed, fortune-telling wife, and his
rowd of half-naked children, Is ono
f the most picturesque figures in this
part of Europe
Tho Slcele announces that M. Osiris,
a well-known Parts philanthropist, linn
Instituted a prize of 100,000 francs to
bo awarded by a committee of tho Paris
PrcbH Syndicate to the author or au
thors of a work adjudged by the com
mittee to be tho most meritorious,
whether from the artistic or Industrial
point of view, or on tho ground of gen
eral service to humanity.
It has been remarked In connection
with the late Lord Armstrong as not
a tittle singular that while ho was the
founder of Elswlck, the arsenal of the.
north, a member of 'another branch of
the same family was tho founder of
the royal urscnnl at Woolwich In 17K.
This was John, a scion of the Lldtles
dale Armstrongs, who became a very
eelcbrutcd military officer and engi
neer, serving with the highest reputa
tion under the duko of Marlborough
and Prlnco Rugcne.
Captain Cotton of tha Norfolk navy
yard has made a report on the damage
sustained by tho torpedo-boat .Erlcssou
on Jan. 2, when she touched bottom In
the Delaware and Chesapeake canal,
while tho water was low and the Ice
thick. The known damage Is n bent
propeller. Orders have been Issued for
the docking of tho boat at Norfolk
nnd It Is expected that she will soon
be In readlncaa to Join the torpedo flo
tilla which will accompany the north
Atlantic squadron on Its winter cruise.
The sonata committee on medical
societies heard physicians of many
schools on a bill to legalize the practice
of osteopathy and then reported tho
bill to the senate without recom
mendation. It wss placed on tho gen
eral file for consideration in committee
of tho whole. The physicians of the
regular school proposed to repeal all
medical laws and enact a rigid exami
nation law. To this the ostcopathlsta
consented but whether the proposition
will be followed by the introduction of
a bill for that purpose is not known.
A bill applying tho Lincoln system
of nominating1 candidates in counties
having over 30,000 inhabitants, Intro
duced by Edgar of Oage, and one for a
similar system for metropolitan cities
and cities of first nnd second class, by
Lyman, were fsvornbly reported by the
committee on privileges and elections.
A bill was passed to include yonng
koldlers in the biennial state roster of
loldiers and sailors. A bill providing
for registers of deeds in counties hav
ing more than 28,250 inhabitants was
defeated on Its passage.
Report of standing committees on
the following bills were adopted in the
ton ate yesterday morning:
Senate tile No. 1-",', by Cummins, im
posing a 8100 license fee on peddlors of
jewelry, patent medicines, etc, to
Senate file No. 130, by Lyman, relat
ing to enrollment of farmers and wage
works, male and female, by assessors,
to be indefinitely postponed.
Senate file No. 311, by Martin, ex
empting from taxation property of
schools, religious or charitable institu
tions which Is routed for the benefit of
welt institutions, to pass.
Senate Hie No. 21V!, by Cummins, to
empower metropolitan cities to Issue
certificates of indebtedness, to be re
ferred to the committee on municipal
Senate file No. 187, by Cummins, pro
viding for a tax of 8100 peddlers, to bo
Senate tile 173, by Lyinun, relating
to foss of county treasurers, to pass.
Tho following bills were pa ssed at
the afternoon session:
Senate file No. -I, by Newell, a cur
ative act amending section 17 of the
criminal code, relating to assault and
Senate file No. 112, by O'Neil to In
:ludu tho names of soldiers of the
Spanish war and the Philippine insur
rection in tho list of soldiers compiled
biennially by the state, assessors not
to receive pay for their labor until
they list the names of nil soldiers and
sailors In their districts; Johnson of
Harlan and Miller of Buffalo alone
voted in the negative.
The bill legalising the prnetico of os-
icopauty, senate mo ro. ioj, was
placed on the general file without re
commendation. The following woro placed on ,the
Senate tile No. 130, by Young to pro
tect primary elections.
Senate tile No. 113, by Edgar, a gen
eral primary clectlou luw for cities of
Uiu metropolitan class and cities of tho
tlrst and second class, nnd requiring
all political parties to comply with Its
Senate file No, 17, by Edgar, ' a gen
eral primary election law for the selec
tion of candidates for county o dices in
counties of over ','0,000 inhabitants.
Senate tile No. ,14, by Lyman, mak
ing the giving of otllclul bonds optional
for nflicers less than btatc otlleers, and
authorizing payment of premiums on
guarantee bonds from the nubile funds.
Resolutions were passed by the sen
ate on the death of Judge Samuel
DEATH PENALTY POSSIBLE
Antl-Kldnapln Act r tha Sonata
Lincoln, lob. 18. The Cudaby kid
naping caso, which attracted tho at
tention of tho entire country, and
which resulted In the payment of
a $25,000 ransom, stirred up tho people
of the atato and a demand wni mado
for the passage of an act to punish
such crimes. The sonata yesterday
took tho first step and passed aenaU
file No. 'Si, by Hanson, u bill which
provides for the death penalty or life
imprisonment for ono grade of erlme.
Tho bill punishes kidnaping by sen
tence of from three to seven years in
the penitentiary. Kidnaping for the
purpose of extorting money may be
punished by Imprisonment from one to
twenty years, and kidnaping with
throats of Injury to the person or act
ual injury to the person la made pun
ishablo by death or imprisonment for
life in the discretion of the Jury J
An act patsed by tha senate requires
the name of the manufacturer and tha
number of feet nor pound to bo stamped
on each ball of binding twine of
fered for sale In this state. Onu effoct
of this 1)111 will bo to discredit convict
made binding twine, which is now
manufactured at more than one peni
tentiary in the country.
Tho forestry bill introduced by Sen
ator Arendk of Otoe, providing that
the Increase in value of land by reason
of the growth of trees shall not bo
taken into consideration for purposes
of assessment, was also passed.
The senate approved Martin's bill
for the repeal of all boards of 'trans
Miller's bill for the repeal of tho oil
Inspection law was Indefinitely post
poned. .Daldrlge's bill to submit a con
atitutlonal amendment to Increase the
supreme court to nine members wan
favorably reported by the judiciary
committee. Ae amended the bill pro
vides that unleM the.voter erases the
negative part of the ballot his vole
shall be counted as a vota for the
The house yeaterday rooeived the
bill making an appropriation for tho
purchase of a site for the Stat lair in
Lincoln. The committee on public
lands and buildinga reported tbo meas
ure and the same was placed on gen
eral file. Tha appropriation wus
amended by the committee to 325,000.
Some tittle controversy was aroused
by McCarthy, but the majority of tho
members favored giving the bill a
The greater part of the day in the
house was spent receiving reports of
standing committees which wore filed.
'Ph.. l.lll ..r,.. .Unn- tin; state ooaru oi
eharlties and corrections passed ou
third reading after a long call of tho
house to call members to duty.
The special committee appointed to
draw up a ballot law satisfactory to
all parties baa about completed Its la
bora. The ballot agroed upon embodica
the features of the old blanket ballot
and the present single column type.
THE A(T STANDS
Senate Refuses to Repeal Corrupt
SLOCUM LAW IS JEALOUSLY GUARDED
vara! Llqaor nitU Killed In tha Senate,
and Oaa Is til van I,eae af Ufa
llonta Seek Information an Baa-
Jacta of Hiima lejiporUaae.
ROOSEVELT DONE HUNTING
in Scotland tho halfpenny Is called
a "bawbee," but how it cam a to receive
that name is not n matter of common
knowledge. It appears that the first
attempt at the portraiture of the un
fortunate Mary, queen of Scots, wan
made In her 'earliest Infancy, and her
"wee" face was engraved upon tho
Scottish halfpennies nt the time of her
coronation In 1G43, when she was but
9 months old. A number of these
smnll coins arc still preserved, nnd it
will be easily understood that tho
uamo "bawbeo," or baby, was origin
nlly given to the coin bearing the
Misa .lane Rchroeder, who has Just
died In Essex, Conn., has left what Is
called In sporting parlance 7,000
"bones" to two dogs which she had
picked up ou the streets. During her
05 years of life Mlsa Schrocder lived
In u tumble down shinny and dovoted
her days to visiting tho slrk of the
town and picking up Btray dogs nnd
eats. During ono of these missions Bhe
picked up a child and ndoptcd nor au a
(laughter, Oreatchon Schrocder, as tho
child Is called, will inherit what re
mains of tho $7,000, should tho dogs
dlo before bho does.
Standing committees reported in tho
house yesterday morning immediately
after tho house convened. They were
adopted as follows:
House roll No. 173. to prevent com
binations of lumber dealers, to be
House roll No. 173, to compel tho
stamping of adulteration of lard on
cans or vessels containing the Mime, to
be postponed. Tho bill later, on mo
tion of Hamilton, was placed ou gen
House roll No. UU, to rermlt the or
ganization of home guaranty bond
companies, to pass as amended.
House roll No. 207, to permit meet
ings of statw poultrymen's association
at buch times as the board of managers
muy direct, to pass.
House roll No. '.'00, relating to the
Torrens system of land transfer, to
pass as amended.
The house went Into committee of
tho whole with Sprecher In the chair.
House roll No. 110, by Mullen, to amend
the law relating to garnishment and
provide different collection laws, wan
first on general file. Mullen wanted
action ou (lie uiu postponed till some
Omaha men could get here. Tanner
moved to postpone ami he said Mullen
had asked postponement for considera
tion before. The bill was ordered post
poned by a vote of thirty to thirty
Houso roll No. 300, to provide for tho
appointment of a atato prosecutor, to
Information has been received at
Denver that Vice President Roose
velt, who has been for several weeks
hunting wild animals In the wilds of
northwest Colorado, will roach Rifle,
Colorado. February 10, and will there
board a Colorado Midland train '.o be
gin his homeward journey. It is not
known whpther ho- will accept tho
Invitation that has been extended to
him to Btoplu Denver and address the"
KiniMTor ThnnU Hullnn.
Emntoror William in thanking the
sultan for the reception of tho mission
sunt to attend the inauguration of the
fountain erected by tbo emperor in
Constantinople to commemorate, his
visit and that of Empress Augustus
Victoria, says he considers It a fresh
proof of tho sultau's friendship.
Odd Dinner In New York.
It is a very unimportant part of the
civilized world whose existence is not
celebrated by a dinner In this city at
least once a year. Australians living
in New York are tbo latest to fall Into
line, and thoy propose to dine together
In a fow weeks. Every civilized nation
Is represented here by a dining society.
Naarly ovory state in tho Union has its
society hero, and at least a dozen coun
ties ot this state are also represented
by societies. Now York Sun.
Lincoln, Feb. 14. The senate occu
pied an hour's time at the forenoon
session yesterday In flights of oratory
and a short period afternoon In dis
cussing tha bill introduced by Martin,
of Richardson, to repeal the corrupt
practices act, a law governing the eon
duct of candidates for office. The bill
was Indefinitely postponed by a vote
of SO to 4. Quite a number of bills
wore killed by standing committees,
including two or three bills amending
the liquor law. Harlan stated that
there seemed to be no desire to change
the Slocum law. However, one bill
permitting saloon keepers to pay their
license fee quarterly in advance In
stead of annually In advance was
referred back to Mr. Harlan's commit
tee in order to give Ltddell, of Doug
las, an opportunity to present the
merits of the bill to the committee.
Harlan warned tho senator from Doug
las that it was useless to refer the bill
back to the committee as the members
were unanimous lu their decision
against the bill. The house bill to
establish two new normal schools was
favorably recommended by the coin
ralttee on university aud normal
Tho house paid particular attentlo n
to the passage of bills. Tho bill per
mitting Lancaster county commission
ers to retain their piesent salaries
passed as did a number of other mens
ural locently considered in committee
of tha whole. The committee on
soldiers' homes renorted whnt they had
found at Mllford aud Grand Island
Ou motion of Ream of Custer the at
torney general was requested ,to give
to the house answers to the followiug
First. Tho specific features of the
contract between the state of Nebraska
and Guy II. Drown and his successor,
II. H. Wheeler, whereby the said Guy
II. Drown and II, II. Wheeler compiled,
unnoted, indexed and prepared for
publication the various editions of the
laws of Nebraska since isbo.
Second. To what extent does the
said Guy II. Drown or ills heirs and II.
II. Wheeler hold copyright on aunota
tions, Indices, catchwords or other
matters of forms contained in said edi
tions and the length of time of bald
copyrights will yet bold.
Thlid. The number of copies of the
laws of the state of Nebraska that
would be required by the state in or
der to comply with the requirements
of chapter 47 of tho compiled statutes
of tho state of Nebraska, 18'J'J, and tho
probable cost per copy of material,
printing and binding of the UW stat
Proceeding of That nndjr For Saturday,
Lincoln, February 10. The house
members were determined to work
yesterday. Some of tho representa
tives believed the general file might
get away from them unless they put in
nn hour or two of intense application,
and the afternoon was spent in com
mittee of the whole after the morning
was occupied with committee reports
and introduction of bills. In commit
tee of the whole a bill providing that
in cauntles of 3,000 population or less
the county boards shall appoint county
attorneys and pay them not to exceed
9300 per annum, was agreed to. This
measure will affect about twelve Ne
braska counties and is regarded by
those who favor it as a stroke in favor
A good portion of tho afternoon was
spent discussing a bill to reimburse
both ex-Treasurer Mescrve and Treas
urer Htnefer for money paid out as
oremlura for bonds furnished the state.
The entire question of furnishing
bonds was discussed and the policy the
state should pursue. Many of tho
members desired more time aBd the
discusnlon wa postponed until Tues
day afternoon at S! o clock.
Representative LoomlB called up his
resolution offered earlier in the week
in memory of the late Jndge Samuel
Maxwell. They embodied a motion to
adjourn out of respect for the eminent
jurist. Mr. Loomls spoke very elo
quently of his friend and townsman
and his speceh was followed by short
er onces by Representatives McCarthy,
Lane and Speaker Scars. The resolu
tions were odopted by a rising vote.
A half hour was devoted by tho sen
ate to legislation yesterday. During
that tune Senator Owens of Dawson,
from tho Irrigation district, introduced
a constitutional amendment which is
designed to do awny nh the common
law interpretation of wnter rights.
The object of the new constitutional
amendment is to dedicate to the public
use all water in natural streams, sub
iect to annroprlutlon under the lawsof
the state. Under reeent decisions of
tho supreme eonrt It Is believed that
the irrigation laws which appropriate
the use of the water to the atate an
not bo held constitutional.
For the purpose of curing this the
irrigation societies of tbo state de
round the adoption of a constitutional
amendment which will permit the
state to eontrol water lu natural
6trcam6 and to pass laws regulating
A list of bills was killed in tho sen
ate on recommendation of the com
mittee on agriculture. Included in
the list is one for the establishment of
three agricultural experiment stations
in the western part of tho state, ana
another had for Its purpose the regu
lation of horseshoeing in sltlcs of
Kin Resign Mastership.
Karl Amherst, presiding nt a special
meeting of the grand lodge ot Free
Mnsous, In London, announeed that
King Kdwnid will assnmo the title
and position of protector of tho English
Five Masons. The Duke of Connuught
was nominated for grand mater In
succession to king Kdward. Tho elec
tion will take place March 0.
NITRIC ACID IN HIS FACE
DlToread Wife of an Omaha, Nrb., Man
Make an Aoanlt. "1v
At South Omaha, Neb., Mrs. Mary
Adams, diverted wife of J. ,0. Adams,
a commission merchant residing 160S
Locust street, threw nltrio acid intoa,
his face. She came in from Denver,
registered at a hotel nnd took n hack
for her former husband's residence
knocking at the kitchen door. Adams
opened the door. His young wife wad
in the kitchen with hlin, be having
married Clara Qnaln last June immedi
ately after getting a divorce from hi
Adamu setred the infuriated woman,
who had followed him into the kitchen
took a revolver out of her hand nnd
knocked her down. lie then ran tor
the police. In his absence the inter
loper demolished the dishes and every
thing in sight, chasing the bride up
stairs, where a few minutes later elm
woe rescued by neighbors. Tho woman
was taken to jail. The doctor cays
Adams is not badly hurt.
BANK IS LOOTED.
Craekianen Hob HtaU Hank nt rhllllo
of Csih on Hand.
The state bank at Phillips, Ncb,
was entered, tho safe blown to pieces w
and alt the money contained therein
secured by a gang of presumably four
robbers. The amount Bccnred Is esti
mated at between 81,000 nnd 51,508,
the exact amount unknown by reason
of tho fact that through the explosion
some of the money wan so defaced and
mashed up as to make it impossible to
tell just what it was.
The sheriff of Hamilton county, at
Aurora, was sent for and took the ease
in charge. liloodhounds have not sh
yet been set for owing to the fact that
the bank officials and officers have lit
tle faith in their work. "Tf
Last June a similar effort was made
on the bauk. Iu fact this is the third
attempt, it is the only one that liui.
NOW A THINO OF THE PAST
Carnegta Bteet Company, at lluh, !
"Tlu Carnegie Steel company, sh
such, has ceased to exist except by
This statement wue mnde in New
York city by a high official ,f the.
American Steel and Wire company, flv
this it was implied that all details foVw.
the transfer of control of that compa
ny to the Morgan syndicate have been
completed, and that the only delay in
making complete and llnnl 'announce
mentis due to matters ntrectiug the
other companies which it is believed
will be taken in.
Charles M. Schwab of the. l.'nrnegio
Steel company has been formally se
lected as the head of the big 'steel
To l'enetxate AfghanUtaa.
Prof. A. V. Williams ot Columbia
university leaves for India In tho in
terest ot the department of Indo-Ira-ulan
languages and literatures In the
university. He will make an attempt
to penotrate Afghanistan through tho
Khyber pass and will study the cus
toms and religious ceremonies of the
Parse and Hindoos. He expeota to
return In June.
Dollili and Tran Down.
William C. Whltnoy is continually
spending some ot his vast fortune In
building or tearing down. He will give
Instructions for the 'erection ot a stable
for Instance, atter having carefully
considered plans therefor. It is a safe
bt that before the building Is eom
'pleted he will order It to bo entirely
remodeled. Hamilton McK. Twombly
Is another millionaire who Is given to
similar changes of mind.
A t'harch AcrapU Farker Slalac.
The Krauo statue of Theodore Park
er, made in 1885, Is still a source ot
trouble. It was first rejected, with
many protests, by Parker's friends,
and wan retired from view, but it has
now been accepted by tho First par
ish (Unitarian) of West Roxbnry,
Mass., and will b st up in fiont t
the church ot that congregation. '
To Kiplora tha South Volar Baa.
The duke of Abruzzi proposes to
start from Duenos Ayres in 1!)02, on a
voyage to explore the south polar seas,
in a ship which will be specially built
in Italy from his own plans and speci
fications. He has selected as his com
panions Vittorlo Sella, the geographer,
and several young officers ot the
Italian royal navy.
Doi't N4 the Crown Vow.
Prince Ferdinand ot Bulgaria twa
yean ago ordered a crown designed
by a prominent artist at Munich. At
that time the prince hoped to be pro
moted to kingly rank, but since his
ambition has been disappointed he re
fuses to pay for the design, and the
artist has been compelled to eue.
St. Clair McBlway, editor of th
Brooklyn Eaglo, speaking for the laity
at tho celebration at Rev, Dr. Mere
dith's church recently suld that at tha
root of tho caste spirit, too often found
In churches, Is the man-tearing spirit.
. The Kmparoi Great AdTantnge.
Tho kaiser has taken to playing prac
tical jokes, And his loyal subjects
daro not rotallato, tor thero is leae
majesty. Thero are certain advan-
Bait fof Cincinnati School.
A marble trust ot Mrs. Christina O.
Sullivan, tho Ohio educator, is being
made by O. T. Webber, tbo sculptor,
for the Cincinnati public schools. It
is the gift of several members of tha
National Educational association and
the Southern and Ohio Teachore' associations.
Cealdn't Count tha Karat.
A Maine man sent his small eon ent
to count the new brood ot chicken
which bad hatched out that ar.
When tho boy returned be said: "I
counted them all but one, daddy, and
that one waB running 'ronnd ao fast
I could not count him!'
Mirrlnm to Bned 1m:
A Washington Feb. 14 dispatch says:
When Genernl Fit. Hugh Leo is placed
ou the retired list, and he will be in a
few days, it is expected that Oeneral
Merrlain, now commanding the depart
ment of Colorado, will temporarily
have charge of the department of the
Missouri, with headquarters at Omaha.
Some nlavful corn fed steer, delayed
a Russell county school a half day by
chasing the lady teacher up a tree.
The report drifts in from the Central
branch that snow is up to the second
story windows. This is ono story too
The raiding of Mother Hnlnt's a
loon at Holton exemplifies the theory
that all Joints look alike to Bucb
wreckers as public sentiment.
The Belgian hare fad at Hanover
has taken a temporary lull since a
measly little tabby cat changed own
ers for a 9&0 consideration.
A spider swung Itself down from
the celling of a Jackson county storo
by its web and attached itself to tho
tall of a mouse and dragged the
mouse up till only Ita front feet
touched the floor, where it was held by
tho spider until lit was extinct.
Campbell has a proposition to put in
a system of waterworks consisting ot
a gasoline engine, an 100 barrel tank,
mains, hydrants, 400 feet of hoee and
all necessary appliances complete for
2,500. The council will decide upon
tho construction of a plant nt the next
Tha Turners of Flattamouth nave
an exklbltlon recently and they wera
greeted by ne ot the largest au
diences sine tho opening ot the Par
mere theatre. The society gav this
exhibition for the purpose of illustrat
ing to the public their methods ot
physical culture, and the interest
shown was very gratifying to them.
They nve made the school board t
llbe'ral proposition, with a view of In
troducing physical culture into the lo
oal public schools.
MAY COMPROMISE TROUDl p
KfTortto SetUe the Hrbley-Huiuiiion Con
A Washington. FVb. Ift, dispatch
says: Senator McComas is making an
effort to secure a compromise which
will permit contlnnatiou of the presi
dent's nominations advancing vnrlnut
ofilccrc of Admiral Sampson's fleet for
meritorious conduct during tho Span
ish war. He suggests that all but
Sampson and Schley be confirmed ami
that congress pass a resolution creat
ing tho grade of vico-admlral, with
the understanding that these two of
ficers bo given the position. Some op-
position u made by supporter of
Admiral Schley, who four that lie
would not be given the senior positinvx
by the president.
Kroblan Danotlnc Vairtad Stat.
Married men in Sweden nnd Norway
wear wedding rings, thereby proclaim
ing themselves to all and sundry a
(appropriated bloeslngs. Directly thoy
become engaged they proclaim the fact
to tho outside public by sporting a
ring, Just as do their fair flanoeea.
Perfume Warrti Oft Cholera.
Tho cholera repeatedly during the
last coJtury visited London and Paris,
but at no tlma was there n death from
that disease among tho operatives of
tha pcifurao factories.
Balloon ! OTer Ten Mile.
A balloon fitted with automatic in
struments was sent up recently In Par
Is and came down safely. The Instru
ments showed that It had risen to 56,
000 feet, or over 10 miles. At that
height the tomperntiue outside thi
balloon was 102 degrees below xcro.
Idtag Term a Inanranoo Heeretarr.
Santord J, Hall, who had been sec
retary of the Springfield Fire and Ma.
rlno Insurance company ot Springfield,
Maes,, died a few days ago, aged 8o!
He had been secretary of thn innnrnn..'
I company since 1868.
HANGS HIMSELF TO A TREE
Fall Ulir Mnn Commit Mileldn Aftrr
Worl reached Falls City Neb.. Feb.
lS.tlmt tho dead body of a man had been
found hanging from a tree by the road
side about two miles eastof this place
The body was identified os L. Chest
nut. The miiti had been on a spree for
two days. After going about two
miles he drove his teum to the side of
the road, tied a hitch strnn :ilmit hU
nccic anil tho other end to a tree ant.
jumped from tho buck of his wagon.
The body was still warm whun dis
covered and brought to the city and
the coroner notified. The deud' roup
was about slxty-flvo years of ago.
To l.ajr Mine In Ilnrbor.
The work of laying mines nnd tor
pedoes about the entrance to 1'ort Or
chard dry dock, Tacomu, is noon to be
gin. A shipment of five ears of mush
loom anchors has been received by the
quartermaster's department, consigned
to the United States encrineer bv the
ordinance department of tho urmv.
They are to be used to hold down theJ
gun cotton mines and torpedoes.
llniid Hndly Crnchcd.
Fred Laudt, a laborer on the Bur
lington bridge gang, tt proscnt at
uork on tho bridge over tho Platte
river several miles east of Grand Isl
and, has been taken to St. Franci
hospital with a badly crushed hand.
While another employe was splitting a
piling with a twelve-pound maul,'
Landt's hand came between the maul
uuil the piling.
Wobiiii Load of Wildcat. f
"Buck" Davis, a cowboy, who luii
Just reached Meeker, (Jol., in from tho
north, brings the information thut)
Governor Roosevelt and his guides and
party will count lu with I wo wagon
loads of lions and wlldcnts. (
Vilth Tatul Iti'MiltM,
A street cur containing thirty passen
geih, uu loute from Dayton, ., jumpei
the track on a down grade and plunged
over u fifty-root embankment into a
small stream, injuring all but opo nt
the passengers. Sever! may die,
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