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IT IS NIP AND TUCK
Yacht Race Close and Stirring
NEATEST AND CLEANEST RACE SAILED.
Challenger Ahead at Start and Around
the Tarn, bnt Heat on Home Itun
by One Mlnnte, Twenty
. . . Start. Finish.
Columbia 11:00:10 3:31:S3
bhamrock 11:00:14 3:31:58
Columbia wins, boat for bout by
Columbia wins, with time allowance,
by one minute, twonty-nlne seconds.
In the closest and most soul-stiriing
race ever sailed for the. old America's
cup the white flyer Columbia Saturday,
wept. 28, beat the Rrltlsh challenger
oyer a windward and leeward course
of thirty nautical miles by the narrow,
heart-breaking margin of thirty-nine
seconds. As Llpton's latest aspirant
for cup honors must allow the defend
er forty-thrco seconds on account of
the extra 833 square feet of canvas in
her sail area the official record, under
tho rules, crlves t'olnmliln ft,,, ,-!(..,.
hy one minute and twenty-two sec
onds. Asa spectacle tho contest was su
perb. From the time the two sky
scraping racers crossed the starting
1 no until they fled across tho finish
line, four and a half hours later, the
result was in doubt, and the excite
ment aboard the excursion llect in
creased until men became frenzied and
women almost hysterical. So evenly
matched were these scientific racing
machines that never after they started
were the rival skippers out of each
The memory of the races between
Ocncsta and the Puritan in 188.'., and
Lord Dunraven's first Valkyrie and
the Vigilant in 1803; which have been
treasured by yachtsmen up to this time
will be forgotten after this magnificent
duel of today. It will live forever in
the memory of those who witnessed it.
In the years to come yachtsmeu of two
nations will recount the thrilling story
of the celebrated first race between
tho Columbia and tho Shamrock II.,
Bailed off New York harber in th first
year of the new century.
As a result of Saturday's race,
though faith in the Columbia still re
muins in the hearts of the patriots, all
tho experts admit thut tho Hrltlsh
boat is the ablest sloop ever sent to
these waters to lift the 100 guinea cup
which the old schooner America
brought across tho Atlantic fifty years
ago. The next race will be sailed over
a triangular course ten miles to a leg.
DISASTER IN SAMAR.
forty-Eight American Troop Killed
A Manila dispatch of September 20
A hard fight between United States
troops and insurgents occurred yester
day in the island of Samar, near Ha
langina. A largo body of insurgents
attacked Company C, Ninth infantry,
only twenty-four men of the company
escaping. All tho others are reported
to have been killed. Tho company
were at breakfast when attacked and
. made a determined resistance, but the
overwhelming number of the insurg
ents compelled them to retreat. Of the
survivors eleven are wounded. Ac
cording to tho latest returns the com
pany's strength was Bovcnty-two. The
survivors include Captain Thomas W.
Connell, First Lieutenant Edward A.
Rumpus and Dr. R. S. Griswold, sur
geon. Captain Edwin V. Bookmiller, of the
Ninth infantry, reports that General
Hughes is assembling a force to attack
The insurgents captured all stores
and ammunition of the company and
all rifles except twcnty-Bix.
Injured In Initiation.
John A. Fieener of Arkansas City,
Han., has filed suit in the district
court of Cowley county against the
American Order of Pyramids, asking
damages in the sum of 815,000.
He stated in his petition that about
a year ago ho was being initiated into
the order, and was placed upon some
sort of an instrument in a careless and
reckless manner, and was carried
around the hall. It was during this
performance that he fell from the in
strument mentioned and crushed his
ankle, this rendering him a cripple for
life. The bill gives an itemized ac
count of the doctors' fees, etc. The
case will come up at the next term of
, Murder at Troy, Kas.
In a street duel at Troy, Ka., Carl
White, aged twenty-three, was shot
and fatally wounded by Howard Lange,
aged seventeen, son of a restaurant
keeper. White had ordered beer and
when Lange refused to serve it be
cause of the prohibitory law, he pro
voked a quarrel.
Demand Return of Taylor.
Arthur Goebel of Cincinnati, brother
of the late Wb. Goebel of Kentucky,
tue chief oi police of Frankfort, Ky.,
and several others, had a long confer
ence with Governor Durbin of Indiana
for the purpose of having him honor
requisition papers for W.Js. Taylor and
Charles Fin ley. This was on Septem
ber 28. Since the conference Governor
Durbin has been flooded with tele
grams from Kentucky and elsewhere
urging him not to do so, and it is as
serted: he will refuse to act in the matter.
ONE WINQ TO BE REBUILT
State lionrd Iteady to Qlve Job to
Governor Savage and Attorney Gen
eral F. N. Prout have returned to Lin
coln from Norfolk, where they inspect
ed the ruins of tho burned asylum.
The board of public lands held a meet
ing recently and decided to ask for
bids for tho reconstruction of tho west
wing of tho building, tho contractor to
make it fireproof and to depend solely
on the licxt legislature for pay. Archi
tect Grant was requested to visit Nor
folk and report tho cost of this im
provement. It is believed that a fire
proof structure will cost between $20
000 and 825,000. It is tho determina
tion of the board to build nothing but
fireproof buildings for tho state here,
WANT AN AMERICAN BISHOP
Church Tropin of Hawaii Make Such an
Appeal to Episcopal Conference.
An important question to be consid
ered by tho Episcopal general confer
ence which meets In San Francisco
this week will relate to the position of
tho church in Hawaii. A statement
from Honolulu says: "Tho people of
Hawaii arc strongly in favor of their
church being placed under tho juris
diction of an American bishop and of
the American church being established
Although the church in Honolulu
selected two men to attend tho general
convention, General Osborno and Cllvo
Davies, they In no sense corao as depu
ties, but merely to further tho inter
ests of their church as far as posslblo
in an uuoillclal way.
ALL WILL BE REPRESENTED
Many Itcpubllcs to Attend l'nn-Amerlcan
All but two of tho South American
republics have appointed their repre
sentatives to tho pan-American con
gress to be held October 21 in the city
of Mexico. Those two countries aro
Hundtiras and the Dominican republic.
Their representatives will be appoint
ed '.-afore tho congress meets. Tho
delegates from the United States are
Henry G. Davis of West Virginia, Wil
liam L. ltuchanan of Iowa, Volncy W.
Foster of Illinois, John Barrett of Ore
gon, and John M. Pepper of the Dis
trict of Columbia.
WILL GO TO COAST IN 1902
President, Roosevelt Eipected to Visit
l'uclHo States Next Year.
President Roosevelt will probably
make an extended visit to the Pacific
coast next vear. A Washington dis
patch ear the president has spoken of
his Intention to several of his friends.
It is proposed that tho president shall
visit Washington and Oregon first, go
ing theme to California and returning
through tho central western or south
ern states. The president has never
visited tho Pacific slope.
Wabash Not Responsible,
The wreck which was reported to
have occurred on the Wabash railroad
near Council Illuffs, la., the other day,
as a matter of fact, occurred on the
Omaha fc St. Louis railroad and not on
the Wabash. Mr. J. ltamscy, jr., presi
dent of the Wabash, says the Omaha
& St. Louis is in no way connected
with the Wabash, and that his road it
in no way responsible for the wreck.
Tries to Rulld a Fence,
J. R. Woods, who drew claim No. 1,
adjoining the city of Lawton, Okla., is
now attempting to fence his farm, on
which are located 500 "squatters" who
refuse to move. To feme the north
side, one tnllo in length, ho must go
through an almost solid row of tenta
and shacks. He 1b ncaring that Bide
and will again appeal to the United
States government to remove the squab
Invites Uncle Sam.
The state department has received
advices from the vice consul general at
Cairo transmitting the khcdlval gov.
ernment's invitation to the government
of the United States to have the scien
tific societies and institutions of the
United States take part in the meeting
of tho Egyptian medical caucus at
Cairo, in December, 1002, by sending
delegates and presenting works bear
ing upon the preliminary program.
Castro Will Declare War.
It is again asserted in well informed
circles at Caracas, Venezuela, that
President Castro will declare war on
Colombia Boon. The Venezuelan gov
ernment is without financial resource!
and will shortly use tho method of
South American dictatorships and pro
ceed to raise funds by force. Lack oi
confidence in the government is mani
fested everywhere in Venezuela.
Sues Ills Son for Rent.
'William E. Cochran of niawatha,
Han., rented land from his father, Geo.
W. Cochran, in 1803, and since that
time he has paid only 8137 rent. Ue
put 8300 in improvement on the place.
His father has brought in the district
court suit against his son for 82,030
which he asserts is the amount of rent
Driving Oat the Negroes,
A Guthrie, O. T.,, dispatch saysi An
attempt was recently made by a mob,
composed of unknown persons, to
dqYvo the negroes from Pond Creek,
thtf county seat of Grant county, Ok
lahoma. They began firing by a fusil
ado of shots into the homes of Annie
Meade, a mulatto, and Jim Gillespie,
Two of tho woman's children were
seriously injured, the bed in which
they were sleeping was filled full oi
bullet holes and the dished on the tab
le were broken into piece
Miss Jennie Butler Commits Sui
cide at Neligh.
IS FOUND LYING DEAD IN A GARRET
Lived Atone In a House In the North
Tart ot Town Was nt One Time Km-
ployed In New York City Library
Other Important News,
Miss Jennie Hutlcr, who was living
alone In a little house of her own In
tho north part of Neligh, Neb., com
mitted suicide recently by taking u
doso of carbolic acid. She had
attended tho services in the Congrega
tional church, and not having come to
the place where she had lately been
taking her meals, a search was insti
tuted after dark and she was found
lying dead In tho garret of her house.
The lady was about forty years old,
and had been feeble-minded since her
residence at Neligh. She had formerly
been employed In tho library In New
York city. She came there with the
purpose, she said, of being near the
grave of her father, an old soldier who
had been frozen to death many years
ago and had been interred at Neligh.
Some time since her house had been
broken Into by vlllla ns, who frighten
ed her greatly, and she had never en
tirely recovered from tho fright. She
has no relatives In Nebraska.
THE SCHLEY INQUIRY.
Crtptnlu Hob ICvitns it Witness nnd Iletnlls
tho Santiago Fight.
Rear Admiral Evans, who as captain
commanded the battleship Iowa during
the Santlugo campaign, was a witness
before the naval court of inquiry on
the 30th. His testimony covered the
entire period from the time the Iowa
left the port of Key West on the 20th
day of May, 1808, until the 5th of July,
when Admiral Evans testified he had a
conversation with Admiral Schley con
cerning the battle of the 3rd. Ho de
scribed in detail the principal battle oft
Santiaffo and also gave particulars
concerning the bombardment of the
Colon on the 31st of May.
Other witnesses of the dov were Cap
tain Jewell of the cruiser Minneapolis
and Commander Miller, who command
ed the collier Merrimac until it was
turned over to Hobson to be sunk iu
the mouth of the harbor.
Mstor of Lcmly Dcud.
News was received at Washington
Monday of the death by burning of u
sister of Captain Lemly, judge advo
cate of the Schley court of Inquiry,
which occurred in North Carolina.
Immediately upon receipt of the news
Admiral Schley and his counsel sent
word to Captain Lcmly offering to
move the court to adjourn.
Miss Laura Lcmly, forty-five years old,
a sister of Judge Advocate Lemly of the
navy, was burned to death at her home
in Salem, N. C. Her clothing caught
lire from a kitchen stove and she was
so budly burned thut deuth resulted in
PASSENGER ON TRAIN SHOT
Vnknonn Man Fires Ilullet Through a
A Cassopolis, Michigan, dispatch
says: Ex-Judge II. D. Smith was shot
in the throat by an unknown person.
Mr. Smith had been in Chicago on le
gal business and was returning on the
Grand Trunk. Just before reaching
South Rend, a bullet mashed the win
dow where he was sitting cutting a
gash in Mr. Smith's throat. The
train was stopped, but no signs were
visible of anyone and the source of the
shot is unknown.
The wound is serious, but not neces
To Change Name of Islands.
A suggestion which is meeting with
favor is to change the name of the
Philippine islands to the McKinley
islands, says a Washington dispatch.
It is intended to bring the proposi
tion before tho next congress. The
plan embraces the idea of bestowing
upon the different islands and prov
inces the names of the men most prom
inently Identified with tho acquisition
and management of the islands.
Dole Will Not Resign.
Henry E. Copper, secretary to Ha
waii, has arrived at Washington, and
denied the report that he was bearing
the resignationof Governor Dole to the
president. M& Copper said that the
governor had' never even intimated
thai he had (any such purrpose of re
signing. Killed While Hunting.
David Hell, an inspector for the
Iowa Telephone company at Dcs
Moines, died recently as a result of an
accident which occurred while hunting
near Oskuloosa Sunday. A bullet
struck his pocket and carried several
coins through the thigh.
Race Riot In Texas.
News has reached Long View, Tex.,
of a mce riot at Hallvllle, in Harrison
couny. A party of white men whipped
a ni ro so severely that he died. They
the? attempted to break into the house
'of another negro, who shot and In
stantly killed one of tho whites, and
armed citizens are now hunting for
the negro who did the shooting. The
trouble arose over crop mortgages. It
is said that the negroes secured ad
vances on their crops and then refused
to fulfill the contracts.
PLATTSMOUTH MAN SHOT
Injured While Leaving a Dunce Late In
George Pease, an employe of tho 11.
it M. shops at l'lattsmouth, was shot
in a mysterious manner while leaving
a dance, and his wound may prove fa
tal. The bullet Is supposed to have
lodged In hit neck. Peaso had attend
ed a dance given at the lturllugton
boarding house and claims that whllo
ho whs leaving the premises, intending
to go home, someone discharged n re
volver at him from across thu street.
He also claims that his assailant fol
lowed him for some dlstauee, threaten
ing to do him more harm. A young
man named Fielder has been arrested
pending a thorough investigation of
the ease. It Is believed that the shoot
ing was the result of a quarrel which
occurred during the early part of the
STRUCK BY A PASSENGER
loM'ph Unlit, n Section Mnu from I'lntts
mouth liMtuntly Killed.
Josoph Hula, n section man, was
struck nnd Instantly killed by a Rurl
lugton passenger train at a point two
miles north of l'lattsmouth. Hula
was working along the track when a
northbound freight train came around
tho curve and iu getting out of the
way he stepped directly In front of the
rapidly approaching passenger train,
which was coming In on another
track. The unfortunate man's head
was terribly mutilated, ilie leaves it
wife and three children. Hu liiid been
a faithful employe for u number of
DICKINSON TAKES ACTION
DciiiiiiiiIs tho Itvli-iisa of Miss Stone 1'rnm
C. M. Dickinson, United States con
sul general iu Constantinople, has
made representations to the Rulgarlan
government with a view of securing
the release of Miss Helen H. Stone and
her companion who were captured by
brigands Sept. 3 near Djumabula. It
Is reported that a number of the mem
bers of the Hulgar-Maceeilonlan revolu
tionary committee have been arrested
on evidence Implicating them In the
Found Dead In Ills lied.
At Renedlet, Neb., George Meelhou
sen, a German farmhand, was found
dead In his bed one morning recently
at the home of George Clark. Ho
was In Renedlet the day previous on
business, and was a member of the
Modern Woodmen and carried it 5W.000
policy, which was written in favor of
two llttlo girls of Mr. and Mrs. 11. P.
Walker, where he made his home when
out of work.
Severs Artery of Arm,
Chris Peterson, a young man work
ing at the carpenter trade at Franklin,
Neb., met with u serious accident
Lwhlle in the Porter & Conkllng build-
ing. In some way he rau a sharp in
strumcut into his arm severing an
artery. It was necessary to place him
under tho influence of chloroform that
the doctor could stop tho flow of blood
IMke Monument Unvelllug.
A large crowd was present at Re
public City, Knn.Pon the 30 to witness
the unveiling of the Pike monument.
This monument is raised upon the spot'
where Zebulon Pike compelled tho
lowering of the Spanish flag an'd com
memorates the raising of tho first
American flag west of tho Mississippi
Dat e for Murder Trial.
A Washington dispatch says: Tho
date for beginning the trial of Mrs.
Lola Ida Henry Uonlne, charged with
tho murdur or James Seymour Ayres,
the young Michigan census clerk, in
the Hotel Kenmore tragedy, has been
fixed for November 0.
THE NEWS IN BRIEF.
Happening of Here and There Dolled
Down to Readable Slse.
Lord Kitchener has asked for 25,000
It is stated that there is no material
change in Mrs. McKlnlcy'a condition.
Jacob A. Rlodt, a Cleveland, O., bus
iness man, to escape persecution of
enemies, killed himself by asphyxia
tiou. The warden of tho Auburn, New
York, prison, is flooded with requests
for permission to witness tho execution
A pitched battle between strikers
and policemen occurred at San Fran
cisco. Seven men were wounded, one
Prince Chun, head of the Chinese
mission of expiation, has started from
Rerlln for China. It is intimated lie
will not visit America.
Admiral Valcarcl of tho Spanish
navy has presented his report to the
queen regent asking for necessary
funds for naval defense.
At Kansas City, Charles Hudspeth,
of Mason City, 111., shot und killed
Charles Curry of Lexington, Mo.. Jeal
ousy over attentions paid Mrs. Huds-,
peth by Curry was the cause.
Forest fires rage on Rattle mountain
Colorado, and threaten the town of
The printing establishment of Wil
son, Humphrey fc Co., at Logansport,
Ind., burned. Loss, 850,000.
Miss Helen Morton, daughter of for
mer Vice-President Levi Morton, will
soon wed the Count do Perlgord, son
of the Duke of Talleyrand-et-Sagen.
The Nebraska university foot ball
team defeated the Kirksvllle, Mo.,
team by a score of S to 0. The osteo
pathists were a hard proposition.
Schley Inquiry Moves Along; in
BOB EVANS CONCLUDES HIS TESTIMONY
Three New Witnesses lUntiilnril, Among
the Lot llelug n Newspuper Mnn on
Hoard llittlleshlp Tetiis itt Tlmo
of the Snutlngo Fight.
The Schley court of inquiry made
good headway at Its session of October
1, concluding with Admiral Evans
and hearing three new witnesses, al
though the testimony of one of them
was not concluded when the court ad
journed for the day. Admiral Evans'
testimony was along tho hiiiiiu general
lines as was IiIh statement, of thu pre
vious day, but somu points were pre
sented in greater detail in response to
questions by Mr. Ilayner.
The new witnesses were Captain
Slgsbee, who commanded thu scout St.
Pan1 during the Santiago campaign,
Thomas M. Dleualde, a newspaper cor
respondent who was on tho Texas dur
ing the battle, and Chief Yeoman Gus
tave Recker, who was clerk to Admiral
Sampson during the war.
Captain Slgsbee's testimony covered
his communications to Schley upon the
lattcr's arrival oft Santiago May SO
lb'.iS, and at subsequent dates and
dealt with the state of tho weather at
that period. lie was asked a great
number of questions by the court.
Mr. Dleualde described thu loop of
the Rrooklyn as seen front thu Texas.
Mr. Recker testified as tit dispatches
sent by Admiral Sampson to Commo
There wero five admirals of the Unit
ed States navy congregated within the
railing of thu gunners' shop in thu
navy yard, where the Schley court of
inquiry meets. Admiral Dewey and
his associates, Admirals Renham and
Ramsey, occupied their usual scats as
members of the court, und Rear Ad
miral Schley his customary place at
tho table set apart for the "applicant'
iu the witness stand.
Rear Admiral Evans, who had been
called Monday, still occupied his po
sition, and continued to tell his story
of the part taken by him as captain of
thu Iowa. lie had completed his testi
mony in cliler when the court ad
journed Monday, and had also been
questioned at some length by Mr. Ray
ner on cross-examination, but ho was
recalled for the purpso of allowing Mr.
Rayner time to consult with Admiral
Schley and prepare certain formal
questions bearing upon special features
of the campaign, which thu attorney
had stated would require more than
ordinary time and research in their
preparation. These questions were 'put
to Admiral Evans in their order nnd
through them a clearer understanding
was arrived at. On tho whole, the tes
timony was not altogether favorable
NO WIND FOR THE RACE
Yachts Couldn't (let Around Triangular
Course In Time Limit.
A New York Oct. '', dispatch says:
Yesterday's attempt to sail the second
of tho present scries of international
yacht races for the blue ribbon of the
sea proved a dismal failure. Rctwecn
S!5,000 and' 30,000 people who crowded
the pleasure fleet ot? Sandy Hook light
ship in thu hope of seeing a repetition
of the thrilling spbrt of lost Saturday
witnessed instead more of a drifting
match than a race.
Tho wind, with crews lined up on
the Ice sails, was not sufficient at any
time to make the racing machines heel
to their lines. At the end of four and
ahalf,hours, the two yachts having
covered less than one-half of the pre
scribed course of thirty miles and as
there was no possibility of their finish
ing within the time limit, the regatta
committee declared the race off. -When
the gun was fired announcing this de
cision tho challenger was about half a
mile ahead pf the defender and to that
extent the trial was a victory of Sham
rock II. Rut the fluke demonstrated
little as to the question of supremacy
between the two crews except perhaps
thut Sir Thomas' new champion Is
more dangerous iu light nlrs than was
supposed after Iter two former meet
ings witli tho white flyer to which the
patriots are pinning their faith.
Inrreased Enrollment at K. V.
There are 1,033 students enrolled nt
the Kansas University as against 030
nt this time last year. The incoming
class far exceeds iu size any previous
class. The greatest gains are in the
pharmacy atid art sohools, while tho
engineering school has eighty men in
freshman class. The wheat country
sends a much greater number than
ever before. The short grass country
shows the greatest gains in the regis
trations. The eastern, southern and
central portions of the state maintain
their previous high record of represen
tation. There are no losses from any
portion of the state.
Shortage Has lleen Covered.
The directors of tho People's Nation
al bank of Washington,. Ind, have is
sued a statement placing the shortage
of R. C. Davis, ex-cashier, ut 871, 048.22.
The shortage has been covered by the
transfer of property togcthar with
money paid over by tho bondsmen,
Stock Killed by Train.
Five head of cattle belonging to Mrs.
James Wiles and the firm of Kunzman
&. Kamge of l'lattsmouth got out of a
pasture at Culolm recently and were
killed by a Rurllngton train.
IT IS PRAIRIE CHICKEN TIME
Open Season Now On -A Few Fact Foi
the I'rnlrle Chicken Hunters
The open season for the shooting of
prairie chickens began October I and
lasts two months. As the season ll
short the lovers of hunting nnd tho'
professional hunters expect to mako,
the most of it. It is reported that thoj
chickens are plentiful in the western'
part of the state but as they have had
one entra month the start of the hun
ters they are wary and hard to shoot.'
Those who hunt away from homo must
secure a licensu from tho county clerk.
Ncbraskans may have a license for 81,
but persons from other states must
pay 910. These aro good for one year
and arc not transferable.
As tho law permits one person to
have fifty birds in his possession tho
dealers nnd pot hunters are planning
to evade this section of tho law. In
tho larger cities dealers have proposed'
the plan of having each of their em
ployes buy fifty birds and thus seek to
evade thu law, Chief Gamu Warden
Slmpltlns says If this Is nttciriptcd ar-'
rests will bo made nnd he feels posl--five
that thu law will soon put a stop
to that sort of evasion, lie has uo
fear of the result if arrests are made
tinder such circumstances, It is pre
dicted that dealers in gamu will not
make any contracts until they secure
legal advice on this point.
ALL GOES WELL IN CUBA
Forthcoming Elections Arouse Mo Great
Animosity Among Islanders,
The Cuban constitutional convention
nt a recently held session, considered ni
letter front Governor-General Wood,',
advising the appointment of a commis
sion of flvu members to have charge
of thu forthcoming elections, nnd alsoj
advising that two elections be held ln-l
stead of four. The attendance did not'
amount to n quorum, but General'
Woods' suggestions were approved byj
all present. A manifesto has been is
sued by prominent revolutionists ap-,
provlug the recent letter of T. Estrada
Palma ns to the program for the future
republic, nnd strongly recommending,
his election to the presidency.
At n later session the convention1
changed the constitution to conform
to General Wood's suggestions and it
is now ready to dissolve. '
MONEY FOR FREE DELIVERY'
Fostrunstcr (lenerul Makes Estimates fetf
Coming Fiscal Vear,
The ofllclal estimates for tho coming
fiscal year, beginning July 1, 11)02,'
which Postmaster General Smith wllll
submit to congress at the opening of
the session, call for an aggregate of
3a,2r0,000 for rural free delivery Berv-i
Ice throughout the country. This is'
an increase of 82,752,000 over tho ex-j l(
peuse of that rapidly growing service'
for the current year. Thu total for
tho free delivery service proper, which 1
Ih that operated in cities, is 818,743,000,'
an increase of 0 per cent. The grand
aggregate for the entire postal free de
llvcry service, Inclusive of both the
free delivery and rural frco delivery,
Had Farm Year In Britain. 1
This will rank as a bad year for tho
farmers throughout Great Rritaln.
Alike in England and in Scotland the
acreages sown to wheat and, barley are
smaller than they wero last year, and
there Is a decline iu the number of cat
tle, sheep and pigs kept in England.
Nor is the decline an unimportant one.,
In many respects it leaves Hrltlsh ag-j '
rluulture in a more restricted plight
than for years. In Scotland thoposl
tion is not so bad ns in England.
' Father Told Hint to Shoot.
Carl White was shot by Howard
Lang, the 18-year-old son of George
Lung, a restaurant keeper at Troy,
Kan. White had been drinking. He
went into the Lang place and asked
for1 beer. He was refused and put out.
Young Lang went out with him. They .
fought outside. The elder Lang came
to the door cried to his son to shoot
The son did as his father bade.
Soldier Drought Horn.
The transport Thomas has arrived at
San Francisco. Among her passengers
are Surgeon General George M. Stern
berg and Commissary General John
F. Weston, who have been in the Phil
ippine islands several months Inspect
ing the condition of their respective
departments. Tho Thomas brought a
number of array officsri and discharged
Will Test American Coal.
At New York to test tho steaming
qualities of American coal, with which
its bunkers will at once be filled, the
French third-class cruiser d'Estrccs is
in port and anchored in North river
It come direst from Quebec, where it
had recently taken part in tho welcomo
of thu Duke and Duchess of Cornwall
I'eter lilt lor Recovers.
Peter Miller, of Plattsmouth, Neb.,
who hu I his throat cut und windpipe
severed by an unknown assailant, haa
so far recovered us to be able to return,
to his hoint! iu Omaha. His physician
considers his recovery ono of the moat
remarkable on record.
Lad Shoots Off an Arm,
The son of Lawrence Vehlim 1. a far
mer, living five miles southwest of
Shclton, Neb., while hunting accident
ally shot himself in the left arm, shat
tering tlte member so that amputation
was necessary. Tho boy Is reported to
be in a serious co .dltlon.
Student Hold Aloof.
The London correspondent of the
xriouno says: ncousn students sees
to hold aloof from Mr.
lof from Mr. Carnegie's aa- H !
ilversity scheme la Scotland,' J ,1
! effect of the executive eoaa - V" 1
This is the effect of the executive
ml t tee's report, just published.
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