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Red Cloud Chief.
Anton Dvorak, the Bohemian com
poser, linn been made a member of th
Auntrlnn house of Lords.
LI Hung Chang probably would be
willing to pay the Indemnity himself
t( the empress dowager had not been
10 rude to him In the earlier stages ot
President Schwab of tho steel
trust will have the most luxurious pri
vate ear in the country, That alono
ihoutd sell several million dollars
worth of tho common stock.
Green nnd yellow chartreme may no
longer bo manufactured In Franco If
the bill against religious associations
Koch through, as the head of tho or
ganization of Cart' '-Aim, tho mnnka
of tho Grande C. . tense, Is situated
outside of France.
Detroit will soon celebrate the two
hundredth anniversary of Its founding
by Cadillac. Kastern people nro apt
to forget that there Is so old a city In
tho west. In the story of tho settle
ment nnd progress of Detroit much Ir
levelled of the history of "the north
west under t hi oo Hags."
Tho latest Paris Idea Is to pave tho
strectH with glass, and experiments nro
now bring tried to that end. Accord
ing to the Telegraph'H correspondent,
pure glnss Is used without admlxturo
of cement, but subjected to a Bpeclal
treatment, called dovltrlfactlon. The
icault Is a hard, smooth substance,
opaque, absolutely non-poms, absorb
ing no foreign matter, nnd thus re
taining no dampness or unpleasant
The varied character of the Manila
population Is shown by such Items as
these, taken at random from one Ibbuo
of a local dally: "Sim Vlaco. a Fili
pino, ran nmuck on Cnllo Andn on
Thursday night nnd attacked Lu Tang
with a heavy scantling. Mnndanu
Chang Qnlng, son of Carlos Palanca,
the Chinese millionaire of Manila, has
been appointed ambassador to Mexico,
and Is expected by his father to visit
Manila about April 1."
Kx-EmpresH Eugenie lias given to
the municipality of Paris the cradle of
Prince Louis Napoleon, tho only son of
Napoleon III. and tho Empress. Prlnco
Louis was killed In tho Zulu war in
South Africa In 1870. The body of the
cradle is made of rosewood and is dec
orated with ennmelB In antique sliver
and chiseled bronze, Tho frames aro
of silver. A statue holds the Imperial
crown, lu gilt nnd bronze, over tho
pillow, which Is of white satin em
broidered in gold with the lettor "N."
Tho cradle wna orlglnnlly a gift from
tho municipality of Paris to Empress
Farmers of Wabash county, Indiana,
are building good roads by co-opern-tlon
and at much reduced cost. They
have an agreement among themselves
on road-bulldlng, each owner of lnnd
abutting on a highway to lie Improved
pledging In work or cash $1.00 per aero
within half n mllu of the road. Pay
ment may he made within three years,
and the burden thus distributed is
hardly felt. The work Is done in dull
seasons, and gravel roads havo re
placed the old mud highways over
many miles of turnpike. On tho com
pletion of a road the task of main
talng it is assumed by the lounty au
thorities. The general design for the naval
arch, which Is to be erected at the
Hattery, New York, has been approved
by tho trustees of the Naval Aich As
sociation nnd the organization of the
finance committee for the collection of
the funds, with which to construct it
will be effected nt once. The design
wns prepared by Ernest Flagg. It is
nstlmnted that the arch, Including the
statuary, will cost tS50,000, while the
sea-wall, beacons and monuments will
cost $300,000 more, lu organising the
committee for the collection of the
fund, every care Is to bo taken to
make It ns representative as possible,
in order to give perfect conlldeucu lu
Tho French military authorities,
after protracted experiments, nre snld
to be so far satisfied with tho valuo
of the motor car In war time, that
they are making arrangements
to ncqulro, If necessary, tho whole of
tho auto-cars for military service. In
tho event of tho army entering tho
field. Notices are said to have been
sent to owners of nuto-cars, asking
them If they are disposed to sell their
vehicles to the government whenever
the country should find Itself threat
ened with war, and also requiring
them to fix prices of the enrs. Tho ac
tual purchasing prlco will bo decided
upon by the military authorities whon
the vehicles are handed over after
taking Into account tho depreciation
they may have undergone in tho mean
time. Recent experiments by railway olll
clals In Heme with nn automatic ticket
machine, Invented by n Swiss, have
given entire satisfaction, snys a Heme
correspondent. Tho machine Is simi
lar to the ordinary automatic ma
chines, but the glass cases contain the
tickets on which are printed tho names
of the stntions and the price of tho
ticket. ISy dropping n tho right
amount and pulling a handle the ticket
Is set free. Tho machinery is so weU
constructed that an iuBUfllcient eum or
any base coins will not work the
te iJofc it Hi ili fc Hi Hi Hi Hi ti ' -
In but few minutes' time after tho
accident Mildred was beside Denzll,
and down upon her knees, her horse
idly wandering away. She stooped
and placed her hand upon his heart,
but fnllrd to detect the faintest bent.
8ho drew her fingers across his fore
headcold and damp with the chilling
wintry wind but to her it seemed
touched by the cold hand of Death.
A terriblo fooling took possession of
her. Was he dead? Was he speech
less, deaf, blind, beyond love, life,
hope, for evermore?
Lifting his head onto her lap nnn
pushing back the hair from his beau
tiful forehead, she murmured to him
tenderly, almost reproachfully, half
believing the cruel voice he hnd loved
so well on earth would recall him even
from the grave. But there wns no an
swer. She looked up wildly. Would nobody
ever como? How long they were
how long! And, when they did come,
would It, perchance, be only to tell
her that help waa needless that he
was Indeed dead, as he appeared
lifeless within her very nrms.
Oh, to speak with him once more,
If only for a moment Just for bo long
as It would tnko to let him know how
well she loved him, nnd to beg on her
knees for his forgiveness!
Why did ho lie bo silent at her feet?
Surely that calm, half smile hnd no
sympathy with death. Waa Bhe never
to hoar lila voice again never to seo
the loving tenderness that grew lu hla
eyes for her alono?
Was all the world dead or Insensi
ble that none would come to her call,
while perhaps each precious moment
was ateallng another chance from his
life? This thought was maddening;
she glanced all round her, but ns yet
no one waa In Bight. And then she
began to cry nnd wring her hands.
"Denzll, speak to mo!" she Bobbed.
nml1 .Inrllnrr ilnrllnir!"
Lord Lyndon, shortly after the acci
dent hnd occurred, turning round In his
saddle to dlscovor whether Miss Tro
nnion wns coming up with them, and
not seeing her, raised himself In his
stirrups to survey the ground behind,
nnd beheld two horses riderless, and
something he could not discern clearly
upon the grnsB.
"Sir Oeorge, look!" ho called to his
companion. "Whnt la It what has
happened? Can you see Mildred?
He waited for nothing more, but
putting spurs to the astonished animal
under him, rode futlously back, leav
ing Sir Oeorge to follow him almost
And this was what they saw.
Lying apparently lifeless, with one
nim twisted under him, in that horri
ble, formless way a broken limb will
sometimes take, lay Denzll Youngc,
with Miss Trevnnlon holding his head
upon her lap and smoothing back his
hair, while she moaned over him words
nnd entreaties that made Lyndon's
henrt grow cold.
"Mildred!" he cried sharply, putting
his hand on her arm with the Inten
tion of raising her from the ground,
but she shook him off roughly.
"Let me alone," she said: "what have
you to do with us? I loved him. Oh,
Denzll, my darling speak to me speak
"What Is the meaning of this?"
Lyndon asked hoarsely. "Trevnnlon.
you should know."
Sir George, who was bending over
the prostrate man, raised IiIb eyes for
"I Bupposp, ns shn.say It, It Is true."
he answered simply. "Hut 1 give you
my word of honor ns a gentleman, I
wns unnwnre of It. All I know 'Is that
she refused him long before you pro
posed for her for what reason I am
as Ignomnt as yourself. It baa been
her own secret from first to last."
Aa Sir George spoke,, Mildred looked
up for the first time.
"Is he dead?" she uBked with terri
"No, no I hope not; n broken arm
seldom kills," answered her father,
hurriedly, drawing the broken limb
from beneath the wounded man with
grent gentleness. "Lyndon, the bran
dy." Lyndon, who was nlmost ns white as
Denzll at the moment, resolutely put
ting his own gilevnnccs behind him
for the time being, knelt down beside
Sir George, and, giving him his flask,
began to help In the task of resusci
tation. "How will it bo?' he asked In .i
"I cannot tell," answered Sir George;
"we enn only hoie for the best. Hut
l don't like tho look on the poor lad's
face. I havo seen such a look before.
Do you remember little Polly Stuart of
the Guards? J was on tho ground when
he wns killed very much In tho same
manner and saw him lying there with
Just that sort of strange, calm, half
smile upon his fnce as though deflng
death, Hut he was stone dtnd at the
time, poor boy."
"How shall wo get him homo?"
naked Lyndon. "I wish some doctor
could be found to see him. Was not
Stubber on tho field this morning?"
"Yes, but waB called off early in the
day, I think."
i i - J - ?' A' & fc Sfc Ji fc ift
"Hla henrt I" cried Miss Trcvanlon,
suddenly. "His heartl It'B beating!"
Sho raised her eyes to her father's
as she gave uttoranco to tho sweet
words, and Lyndon saw all the glorious
light of tho hope that had kindled In
them. Her white flngera were pressed
closely against Denzll'a chest; her
breath was coming and going raptur
ously at quick, short intervals; her
whole face was full of passionate, glad
"So It la," snld Sir Ocorgo, excitedly.
"Lyndon, moro brandy."
So life, struggling slowly bnck Into
Dcnzll's frame, began Its swift course
once moro for him; while for Lyndon,
turning away sick at heart and misera
ble, Its Joya and promises were but as
rotten fruit, ending lu bitterness and
It wan late the same evening, nnd
Mildred sitting in her mother's room,
with one hand clasped In Lady Caro
line's, waa gazing idly into the fire,
seeming pale and dejected In the rea
light of the flame, that ever and nnon
blazed up nnd sunk, nnd utmost died,
and brightened up ngaln. Yet In her
heart there waa a great well of thank
fulness, of Joy unutterable for hnd
not the doctor, fully an hour before,
declared Denzll out of any Immediate
Up to that moment Miss Trcvanlon
hnd remained In her own npartment,
not cnrlng to encounter the gaze of
curious observers now walking fever
ishly backward and forward with un
spoken prayers within her breast, now
Bitting stunned nnd wretched, waiting
for the tidings sho yet dreaded to hear.
Hut, when Lady Caroline came to
tell her all waB well for tho present,
she could say nothing; she only fol
lowed her mother back to her own
room where she fell upon her knees
and cried as If her heart would break.
Suddenly the door opened and a ser
vant stood revealed.
"Lord Lyndon's compliments to
Mlsa Trevnnlon, nnd he would be glad
to see her for a few minutes In the
north drawing room," he said, and lin
gered for n reply.
"I will bo down directly." Mildred
answered tremulously, and when he
hnd withdrawn turned nervously to
ward Lady Caroline. "Oh, mother,"
she snld, "what can I sny to him?
Whnt must he think of me?"
"Have courage, my darling," whis
pered Lady Caroline, "and own the
truth plain speaking la ever the best
nnd wisest. Afterwnrd he will forgive
you. Remember how Impatiently I
shall be waiting here for your return."
"Of course he will understand that
It Is now nil over between us?" Mil
dred nsked, half anxiously, as she
reached the door.
"Of course he will," said Lady Caro
line, with a suppressed sigh. How
could she help regretting this good
thing that was pnsslng nwny from her
daughter. "Now go, nnd do not keep
him in suspense any longer."
So Mildred went; but, ns she passed
the threshold of the room that con
tained Lord Lyndon, n sudden rush of
memory almost overpowered her, car
rying her back, aa It did, to that other
night, a few short weeks ngo, when
she hnd similarly stund, but In how
different a position in the sight of the
man now standing opposlto to her.
Then sho had come to offer him nil
that was dearest to him on earth, now
she was come to deprive him of that
boon wns standing before him, Judg
ed nnd condemned as having given
away that which In nowise belonged
She scarcely dared to raise her head,
but waited, shame-stricken, for him
to accuse her, with eyes bent sorrow
"I have very little to say to you,"
said Lyndon, hoarsely, In a voice that
waa strange and cold, all the youth
being gone out of it, "but I thought It
better to get It over nt once to end
this farce that haa been playing so
No answer from Miss Trcvanlon
no movement no sound even, beyond
a slight catching of the brenth.
"Why you should have treated - mo
as you have Is altogether beyond my
fathoming," he went on. "Surely I
could never hnvo deserved It at your
hands. When I gave -you thatpaltry
money a few weeks ago, I little
thought It waa accepted as tho prlco of
your affection. Affection! Nny, rather
toleration. Hnd I known It I would
have Hung It Into tho sea before It
should huve so degraded both yourself
nnd me. Had you no compassion
no thought of the drenry future you
were so coldly planning out tor ub
both I ever striving to gain a love
that was not to be gained you per
petually remembering past days that
contained all the aweetness of your
life? There It Is of small use my ro
proaching you now; the thing la done,
and cannot bo undone. You have only
acted as hundreds of women havo act
ed before you ruined one man's hap
piness completely, and very nearly
wrecked another's, all for tho want of
a little honesty."
He made a few steps forward, as
though to pass her, but she arrestod
him by laying both her hands on hla
"Oh, Henry, forgive mo!" she ex
claimed, with deep emotion. "You can
not leave me like thla. I know I have
been bad, wicked, deceitful, In every
way, but, oh, forgive met No do not
mistake mo. I know well you would
never mnrry me now; and" lowering
her voice "neither could I ever marry
you, having once shown you my heart;
so there can bo no misconception
about that. Hut If you knew every
thing how wretched I wna, how hope
less, how eseontlal It wna that the
monoy should be procured, how ter
riblo It waa to mo to have to borrow
It, and how Just and right a thing it
seemed to give you myself in ex
change, having no other mennu of re
paymentyou might perhapa pity me.
Could you only hnve seen into my
heart, you would have read there how
real waa my determination to be true
to you, to make you a good wife, and
lovo you eventually aa well as I loved
Sho broke down here and covered
her face with her hands. And Lyndon
who had never learned tho art of be
ing consistently unkind to anything,
felt his wrath and wrongs melt away
altogether, while a choking sensation
arose in his throat.
He forgot all his own deep injuries,
nnd, taking the pretty golden head
between his hands, he drew It down
upon his breast, where alio began to
cry right henrtily.
"Mildred, how could you do it?" ho
whispered, presently, In a broken
voice. "Had you hated mo you could
have done nothing more cruel. Child,
did you never think of tho conse
quences?" "I know t have behaved basely to
you," sobbed Mildred. "Hut I never
thought thnt this would be tho end.
All might have turned out bo different
ly, had had this day never been."
"I ahall never cease to be thankful
that thla day did come," he answered,
earnestly. "Better to wake from a
happy dream In time thnn rest uncon
scious until the waking is too late.
Bitter a8 It Is to lose you now, and
no one but myself can guess how bit
ter thnt la, would it not be far worse
to discover that my wife had no sym
pathy with mo, no thought akin to
mine?" Ho paused for a moment nnd
then ho said, sadly, "It seems a hard
thing for mo to say, but yet oh, Mil
dred, I wish we had never met!"
"la there nothing I can do to mako
It up to you?" Bhe nsked, despairing
ly. "No, there Is nothing," he answered,
regretfully; "all thnt could be said or
done would not obliterate tho nast.
You are crying still. Mildred," ralslny.
her fuce, and regarding It mournfully;
"aro you so very sorry then, for your
work? And yet a few plnln words,
would havo prevented all this. Tell
mo when returning the money, which
you Insisted on doing nfter your
grand-aunt's death, why did you not
then honestly Bpeak the truth? Waa
not that a good opportunity?"
"Oh, how could I do It then?" she
asked, turning away her head, with a
llttlo shiver of distaste; "that would
havo appeared so detestable In your
eyes. What! "alio exclaimed, "accopt
your kindness gratefully when I was
In sore need of it, nnd then when I
had no further wnnt of It, throw you
off without the slightest compunction?
Surely you would hnvo thought thnt
a very unworthy nction?"
"Still It would have been better than
this," he nnswered, gloomily, begin
ning to walk slowly up nnd down tho
room, while she stood weaving her
lingers restlessly lu and out, watching
Poor Mildred, the bitterness of her
remorse Just then mndo half atone
ment for her sin. With a heart at
onco affectionate and deeply feeling,
It wns to her the Intensest ngony to
see Lyndon so crushed nnd heart
broken, and know It was her own
For a few minutes there wns silence
except for tho faint sound of Lyndon's
footsteps as he paced heavily to and
fro on the thick carpet. At length
she could bear it no longer.
(To bo continued.)
Freache for Her IIuhnil.
Wearied and almost ready to col
lapse from overwork, Rev. Mr. Clegg
of Tanncrsvllle, Pa., on a recent Sun
day evening permitted his wife to oc
cupy hla pulpit, nnd tho congrega
tion that listened to tho discourse wna
greatly pleased. "Sin enmo Into the
world by my sex, and It Is my duty
to get all the sin out of the world I
can," said Mrs. Clegg in her sermon.
She conducted her entire servlco for
her husband and her sermon was In
teresting from beginning to end. The
announcement1 that tho minister's wife
was to preach brought out a very
large congregation and Into comera
stood two deep in tho corridor. Rov.
D. W. Lecrone, the Lutheran pastor of
tho village, dismissed his evening
service in order to hear Mrs. Clegg.
He was Invited to a sent on tho plat
form and accepted. Pastor Clegg, who
Is an Englishman, Introduced his wlfo
to the congregation.
Limit of th Aurtllillltr of Soun'l.
An interesting matter, from a scien
tific point of view, in connection with
the denth of Queen Victoria, Is tho dis
tance nt which the sound of firing waa
heard when tho fleet saluted aa tho
hody wns convoyed from Cowes to
Portsmouth. Letters In the English
Journals of science show that tho
sounds of tho guns were heard In sev
eral places at a distance of eighty-four
miles, and that at a distance of sixty
miles the concussions were sumcientiy
Intense to shake windows and to set
cock pheasants to crowing as they do
during a thunderstorm. There ap
pears to have been but little wind to
interfere with tho propagation of tho
Bound. New York Post.
Of 555 Jnpaneso university students
who wore questioned as to their reli
gious beliefs no fewer than 472 called
AFFAIRS IN CUBA
President Has Some
CONFERENCE HELD AT WHITE HOUSE
Itoatlon Titkan Up Without a Conclusion
I"act Statu of 1'lutt Amendment
Not Quit Clear United State
Cannot Vet Withdraw.
An Important conference on Cubnn
relations took plaee at the White house
Thursday. There were present tho
president, Secretary Hoot, Senator
Piatt and Senator Spooner of Wiscon
sin. For more than an hour and a
half the situation lu Cuba wns con
sidered, and when the conference broke
up no determination had been reached.
It is expected that the whole matter
will be brought before the cabinet anil
possibly will be further discussed with
those who have had much to do with
shaping" Cuban relations thus far.
Secretary Root has been advised
by Governor General Wood regarding
the progress of events in Cuba, and lias
been informed of the convention in its
successive stages, together with the
final action of the convention in adopt
ing the Piatt amendment and the in
terpretation placed upon it by the con
vention as well as the interpretation
of the Interviews between the Cuban
commissioners and the president and
Secretary Root. He was thus able to
inform the president fully of the defi
nite results of the convention in adopt
ing the Piatt amendment as amended
or interpreted by the delegates. This
discussion was the basis of the con
ference held recently.
The president and his advisors must
determine whether the I'lutt amend
ment has been 'substantially" adopted
by the convention. This Is prelimi
nary to the withdrawal of the Tinted
Status authority and forces from the
Island of Cuba.
An impression gained currency that
the Philippine situation and the fleet
uuon it of the supreme court decisions
was also a subject of the conference,
but this was denied by those who took
part in it. The. complete opinions of
the court have not been read and con
sidered with the caro necessary to ar
rive nt any fruitful results as to their
bearing upon tho Philippines.
COMMITTEE ON REVISION
I'rcI)jtcrlnn (Jcnrnil Aseinhly Will I line
New Creed Next Year.
The one hundred nnd thirteenth
Presbyterian general assembly in ses
sion at Philadelphia, was dissolved on
Tuesday by Moderator Miuton, after
having been in session for nearly two
two weeks, during which time many
matters of the utmost importance to
the church were considerd. Chief
among these was the question regard
ing the revision of the confession of
faith. After a discussion continuing
nearly four days, this momentuous sub
ject was referred to it committee of
twenty-one, who will mitko recom
mendations as to the manner in which
the creed should be revised and present
them to the next general assemby
which meets in New York.
NORDSTROM MUST HANG
Supreme Court Finally Affirm the Sen
tence of Death.
The United States supreme court
nfilrmctl tho judgment of the supreme
court of the state of Washington in
the case of Charles W. Nordstrom, un
der sentence of death on the charge of
murder committed in that state, and
directed that the mandate be issued at
once. The case has become famoun by
reason of tho fact that Nordstrom's
death sentence has been postponed for
nine years by reason of legal complica
Slcni Oleomargarine mil.
Governor Stone of Pennsylvania has
signed the Snyder Harris restriction
bill. The new law regulates tho man
ufacture of buttcrine and similar
products, forbids the. coloring of oleo
margarine, prevents dealers from sell
ing oleomargarine for butter and makes
t compulsory upon ench dealer to se
cure a permit from the agricultural de
pnrt'ment before handling oleomar
garine. Kill llerielf In Church.
Miss Aggie Iong, aged 14 years, a
member of the. choir of the, Methodist
church at Sycamore, liul., went to the
church alone to practice. While there
she shot herself dead. On tho organ
was a letter naming her pall-bearers.
No cause is known for the deed.
Shooting ut Church Social.
Because ho was called a "cheap
skate" at a colored church social at
Sioux City, In., Harry linker, walked a
mile, procured a revolver, returned to
the church and shot three other ne
groes, one of whom, ,11m Askow, will
die. Rivalry over a girl was the.( cause
for the crime.
Dellherate Effort to Kill.
Charles Nell, aged nineteen, nn em
ploye of the .lewetttype writer factory,
entered the residence, of ,T. W. Mercer,
nt Dcs Moines, la,, drew n revolver and
calmly commenced shooting at Kflle
Mercer, nged 17. He fired three shots,
taking dellln'rato aim, but none took
effect. He fled, but was pursued nnd
captured. He pleaded guilty to a
charge of assault with intent to do
great bodily injury and was bound over
to the grand jury. The Mercers were
strangers to him and no motive for his
crime is apparent.
STATE CROP CONDITIONS
Tli Wentern Tart of Nehrab Hal lloon
Itnln Which Aid the Grail.
The university weather bureau re
ports: The past week has been cool,
with heavy showers in western coun
ties and generally, light showers in
eastei n. The daily mean temperature
has averaged five degrees below normal
in eastern counties and three degree
in western. Frosts occurred quite gen
erally in the Inst tiny of the week. On
ly slight damage has thus far been re
ported. The rainfall was nbove normal in
tlie western counties, and ranged from
one to two and one-half inches in most
of the northwestern counties. In
eastern counties it was generally less
than half an Inch.
Winter wheat has generally grown
well, although chinch bugs have done
some damage, and in places more rain
would have improved the crop pros
pects. Oats havo grown fairly well:
lint continue thin on the ground and
in rather poor condition. (Irass lias
Improved in western counties, and gen
erally pastures and meadows are in
good condition. Corn planting is
nearly finished in northern counties,
and some replanting has been done in
southern. The low temperature has
been unfavorable for the germination
and growth of corn, and it is coming
up slowly, but In most places the stand
is good; cultivation of tin; earliest
planted corn has commenced. Gener
ally prospects for a good fruit crop are
reported, but some complaint hns been
made that apples aro not setting well,
indicating that the apple crop may be
TOWNLEY CASE NEXT
Natal I.lcutunant llefore a Court Marr
Commissary Sergeant Henry Wilson
has been sentenced to three years' im
prisonment in llilibid prison for steal
The trial of Hnrold M. Pitt, mana
ger of Evans & Co., charged with im
properly purchasing government stores
hns been postponed.
The court-mnrlial of Lieutenant
Richard II. Townley for alleged par
ticipation in the commissary frauds at
Manila began t'avlte.
It is settled that the governing board
of Manila is to consist of an army of
ficer, a Filipino and a civilian. i
Major Hatsou is negotiating with
the emissaries of Cicneral Caillcs at
IIIiIh 1'or llaxauu Sower.
Hid.s for the sewering and paving of
Havana have been opened. Only one
bid was received, and this was from
Onderdok, McClellan fc Daily of New
York The amount specified was
Si:i,S:i.',r7.-..Ol. Thu bid was referred
to the city engineer, Lieutenant Har
den, to be considered by him for three
days. It will then bo sent to the
auyeiiauilcnto for three days audi
thence to General Wood for fina
I'leuRvil With Culm' Action.
The president nnd members of the
cabinet arc much gratified at the ac
tion of tho Cuban constitutional con
vention in accepting the Piatt amend
ment. Cuba's acceptance of its terms,
however, will not change its status for
present. It must hold an election and
establish a government and congress
will eventually be allowed to take the
final action which will release it from
tho military control of thu United
Hunted nt Stake,
Fred Rochelle, a negro thirty-five
years of age who criminally assaulted
and then.murdcred Mrs. Rena Taggart,
a well-known nnd respectable white
woman of Hartow, Fin., was burned at
the stake in the presence of a throng
of people. The burning wns on the
scene of the crime, within one hundred
yards of the principal thoroughfare of
Ilauk Clone II Door.
Complying with orders issued by the
state banking board, Hank Examiner
K. K. Kmmett has taken charge of the
People's State Hank of Gothenburg,
Neb. The bank is not a state depofci
Uiry. Secretary Royce of tho state
banking board lias little to say as to
the cause of the failure except to sug
gest that poor paper on hand was the
Claim of Maine. Victim.
Fifteen claims hne been filed with
the Spanish claims commission on lx
half of survivors of the Maine disaster
and the family of victims. Tho aggre
gate of damages asked for is SJ70.000,
the sum for injuries to each of the
survivors being placed at 810,000, and
that for euch of twelvo families of
those pcrlsheil at 520,000.
Indicted 3!un u Sulrlde,
William llelnomeycr, of Qulncy, 111.,
a basket maker, seventy-five years old,
committed suicide by jumping into tho
Qulncy bay. The grand jury recently
indicted him for urson for burning
down his barn for insurance money.
Helnomeyer furnished bail and then
Wo iimn Hang Ilerirlf.
Mrs. Hva Cook, of Kansas City weflt to
the cellar of her residence and storo
room, located on Main street, placed a
box in position so that she could read
a floor beam, adjusted a small rope
around it and uround her neck, kicked
the box from under her feet and in ttiis
position strangled to death. Mrs.
Cook has been partly demented for sev
eral years. She attempted to commit
suicide several weeks ngo by poisoning,
but by prompt medical measuies he
life wa saved then,
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