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Red Cloud Chief.
Tho baKcball magnates arc playing
a groat batting game.
Admiral Ych has been ordered by the
Chinese government to bring his navy
up to tho United States standard.
In China tho year begins In Febru
ary, nnd tho Chink thus escapes tho
January thaw of good resolutions.
Now York probably realizes by this
timo tho miprcmo folly of attempting
to conflno an earthquake to u tunnel.
Swlcztochowskt entertained Patter
ewskl tho other nlghtskl. After a flow
of Roulskl they put each other to bed
ski. Women in Gorninny cannot ho said
to be dragging behind the times; they
want tho fuuilly washing dono by u
It Is now said that the pope is tired,
not Blck. Perhaps ho has beon rend
ing the conflicting rumors regarding
Tho Kentucky girls say Admiral
Schley Is a flnttorer. Ho probably told
each of them that she had beauty
enough for all.
Tho mipply of mustangs in Montana
has practlcully beon exhausted by tho
heavy demands of Buffulo BUI and tho
South Afrlcnn war.
In deciding to hold Reception for
tho women of tho foreign legations tho
dowager empress of China bus moved
right into tho front row.
Great Britain nnd tho United States
have exchanged places In one respect.
Whllo tho former Is piling up u war
debt tho latter Is cutting ono down.
Tho picture tho German newspapers
nro using to represent Miss Roosevelt
might bring on war wero wo not n
good-natured and long-suffering peo
ple. No request haB yet beon received In
this country for tho appointment of
representative to attend tho corona
tion of King Alfonso at Madrid next
When an impecunious friend strikes
you for ten dollars of your surplus it Is
less embarrassing to say "Ikona,"
which Is crocodile Zulu for "I have
There Is no nssuranco that America
Is not absorbing tho usual quota of an
archists Into its population every tlmo
n shipload of Immigrants roaches our
Tho discovery that thero Is a gang
of counterfeiters nt work In Porto
Rico seems to lndicato that tho Ameri
canization of tho Island la proceeding
Tho European nations now striv
ing to prove how much they lovo us
would probably bo less demonstrative
if they knew how determined we aro
to remain single.
If tho reports of Prlnco Henry's good
sense nro trustworthy tho American
who attempts to "fnwn nt tho feet of
royalty" Invites tho discouragement of
a royal kick in tho Jaw.
As u result of tho earthquako at the
City of Moxlco, Gov. Morn und his
family novo no homo and. aro now liv
ing in a stable. Well, tho Savior of
mankind was born1 In one.
Anarchists say that Prince Henry
never did a useful day's work und that
th'ey will Ignore him when ho visits
this country. But do tho anarchists
want to monopollzo tho loafing?
No sooner does the Kaiser prove that
ho Is friendly to tho United States than
he Is called upon to demonstrate his
affection for England. Somo ot the
Kaiser's orators keep him busy.
With the Danish West Indies ours,
tho territory controlled by tho United
States will come within 100 miles of
reaching halt around tho globo. Even
Benjamin Franklin didn't foresee that.
Mr. Marconi's engagement was
broken off because v.o failed to keep
up his correspondence. He was so Im
mersed In his wireless signal schemo
that he forgot all about tho postal
Capt. Clark, who commanded the
Oregon, and Is to go to tho coronation,
Is nn expert chess player. Ho will he
nil right In Unulon unless King Ed
ward shall stcor him Into a gamo of
It is the Judgment of thoso host
qualified to speak on the subject that
now Is tho tlmo to visit Washington,
Politically and socially, tho nntlon's
capital 1b rarely more brilliant nnd at
tractive than ii Is at present. Besides,
it Is the duty of all. thoso of our people
who can afford It to see their country's
capital at Its best.
Bishop Fowler hus told tho ministers
of tho .Methodist Episcopal Colored
Church to cut all tho big words out o(
their sermons. The bishops of other
churches, not colored, would mnko nc
mistake in giving the same counsel.
Our colored brethren have by no means
a polysyllabic monopoly.
Mr. Charles M, Schwab's arrival In
Berlin waa awaited by a large number
of persona who, somehow or other,
had formed the Impression, based per
haps on dispatches from Monto Carlo,
that be was looking for gold bilcks,
Contents of Loaded Shotgun En
ters Breast of Brother.
WAS IN A HURRY TO SHOOT A RABBIT
Miner Killed While Descending Shaft
Oil From n Load of Com Califor
nia Ulontlbu rut Klevatnr at llru
no II ii rim Other New.
News of a second terrible accident
happening in Rlchnrpsoh county, Neb.,
within a week, haB been received, tho
particulars being as follows: Emer
son, tho thirteen-year-old son of Jo
seph Helm, one of tho well known
farmers of the county, in driving into
the. barn after his return from town,
saw a rabbit and hastened Into tho
house to get tho gun. In his haste to
loud it tho weapon was discharged and
tho entire lond entered the breast of a
younger brother, killing him almost
instantly. Tho fuuilly is one of tho
most popular In the county, ami the
affair Is the cause of sincere regret.
Decomposed Remain of Norn Fuller
Found In Uuocruplod House.
A mysterious murder resembling in
some of Its features, the noted Dnrnnt
case, Is now puzzling tho police de
partment of Hun Francisco. The body
of Nora Fuller, a slxtccn-ycar-old girl,
who disappeared from her homo Jan
uary 11, was found lying nnlccd on a
bed in tho upstairs backroom of nn un
furnished house. The girl hud been
deud for some time, us decomposition
had begun. Thero was. nothing In tho
house to lndicato tho means used to
take her life, but the posture of tho
body and its condition, together with
the disorder of the room, indicate that
the girl was murdered. An autopsy
disclosed that death was not duo to
natural causes. The general theory is
that the girl was cither strangled or
Nora Fuller left home January 1 1
and met a man known an John Bennett,
in response to an advertisement for a
girl to take care of a baby. She met
tho man at a restaurant, and thereafter
all knowledge of her was lost. On
January 8, the house in which the
body of the girl wns found, was rented
by a man giving the nnmo as C. B.
Hawkins. The general descriptions of
Hawkins and Bennett tally and it is
thought that tho two names were
aliases of tho same man. Both Ben
nett and Hawkins are cncli said to be
between thirty-five nndfortyyoars old.
Bennett wore clcricnl clothes nnd
claimed to have studied for the minis
try. A possible motive for the murder
1b found in tho suggestion that tho
murderer either quarreled with the
girl or feared that his relations with
her wero about to become public.
Tho United States grand jury has
brought In its final report after a four
days' session at Deudwood, S. D., and
has been discharged, tho jury exam
ined into fourteen cases nnd returned
twelve true bills and two no bills. A
number cf persons indicted are not in
custody and their names are withheld.
Several of them aro for selling liquor to
Indians and for violating tho revenue
laws. Only live individuals against
whom indictments wero returned are
there, nnd they are tho Indluns, John
Frog, Frank Engle Dog, Frank Four
Horns, Dan Comes From tho Wnr, and
John End of Timber. Their cases will
Boon bo tried there. Mnny of the
court ofllccrs and witnesses who were
before the grand jury have returned to
At half past one on the morning of
Feb. 10, the Nye & Schneider elevator
wns entirely destroyed by lire which
caught in somo way that has not been
reported. Scvernl thousand bushels
of grain, mostly corn, were consumed.
The only property saved was a little
charred grain which the flames were
unable to get nt in tho bottom of the
bins. The loss is said to bo the sum
of 80,000 fully covered by insurance.
The lumber yard owned by the Nye
& Schneider concern nt tho sumo place
was not touched by tho fire. Tho end
of one corn crib, however, wns burned
out and tho gruln It contained wns
damnged. Tho company will take
steps Immediately to have tho elevator
replaced with a new building.
Mayor on Trlul.
The trial of Mayor Charles F. Shill
ing of Decatur, 111., under indictment
for malfeasance In oflice, began Febru
ary 10. This indictment was brought
abont by a commltteo of citizens who
nllcged that tho mayor knowingly per
mitted violations of the law by gam
blers uud saloon keepers, and is llablo
to punishment under a state law. The
pennlty is removal from olllce. A hun
dred witnesses hnvo been summoned.
Scvernl days will bo required to get a
Avfurded to Foster rarents.
At the conclusion of tho hearing In
tho habeas corpus proceedings in the
Bnrkel-Crlssmann ease at Plattsmouth,
Neb., Judge Douglass ordered that tho
child be restored to tho foster parents.
Tho grcnter portion of tho day was
consumed by the nttorneys in arguing
law points for and against tho legality
of the adoption papers. Thu court
room wns crowded with interested
spectators. Tho child was adopted by
Mr. and Mrs. Val Burkcl several
months ago and recently forcibly taken
from them bv Us mother, Mrs. Crissman
Second Iteport Cover Mitimfiicturus and
Tho second part of the report of tho
industrial commission has been made.
It covers manufactures and industrial
combinations and In its recommenda
tions quotes from its report to congress
of 1000, in which it then recommended,
among other things that tho larger
corporations the so-called trusts
hhould be required to publish annually
a properly audited report, showing In
reasonable detail their assets und lia
bilities, with profit or loss; such report
and audit under oath to bo subject to
Among the recommendations now
made are the following:
"That district attorneys of the Unit
ed States, bo authorized and directed to
institute proceedings for violations of
the federal anti-trust laws.
"That combinations and conspiracies,
in tho form of trusts, or otherwise, in
restraint of trndo or production, which
bo the concensus of judicial opinion
nvc unlawful, should bo so declared by
legislation uniform in all jurisdictions
and ns to all persons, and such statutes
should be thoroughly enforced.
"That stringent luws bo enacted by
congress and tho several state legisla
tures, mnklng both penal and criminal
tho vicious practice ef discriminating
between customers, and cutting rates
of prices in ono locality below thoso
which prevail generally, for the pur
pose of destroying local competition.
"That to prevent over-capitalization
the several fitute legislatures enact
laws similar to the anti-stock-watcrlng
laws of Massachusetts; also to provide
for state supervision of a . public ser
vice corporations with power to re
commend or regulate- rates for servlco
and to pass upon the public need, de
sirability or exigency of any proposed
"That an annual franchise, tax be
imposed upon nil state corporations en
gaged in interstate commerce. '
"That there bo created in the treas
ury department a permanent bureau,
the duties of which shall be to register
all state corporations enguged in inter
state or foreign commerce; to secure
from such corporations all reports
needed to enable tho government to
levy a franchise tax with certainty and
justice, and to collect tho same."
PATERSON HAS A BIG BLAZE
Ten Million Loss and n Thousand Fami
A great flro swept through Paterson,
N. J., and iu its desolate wnkc are the
embers and ashes of property valued in
preliminary estimates at 810,000,000.
It burned Its way through tho busi
ness section ofjthe city nnd claimed as
its own a majority of tho liner struc
tures devoted to commercial, civic, ed
ucational and religious use, ns well as
scores of houses. Thero was but a
small tribute of life and injury to the
conflagration, but hundreds were
homeless and thousands without
ploymeut. A relief movement for
earn of thoso unsheltered and unpro
vided for hns already been organized,
nnd Mayor John HonclliTc said that
Paterson would bo able to caro for his
own without nppeullng to the charity
of other communities nnd states.
An estimate made from a general in
spection of the sinoldcrlngruinspluccd
the number of dwelling and apartment
houses destroyed at !()() and thu num
ber of families left without shelter at
Policeman Waited For Illin.
A young man who gave his name to
the police as It. G. Sutton of Now
Orlcnns, but who wns subsequently
Identified as Hay Sutton Ourllclc of Ta
coma, has bceu arrested in San Fran
cisco, on charges of forgery and ob
taining goods by false pretenses. Rep
repscntlng himself ns thu nephew of
William Alvord of the Bank of Califor
nia, Garllck bought a gold watch and a
diamond ring from W. E. Vandersllce
& Co. and offered in payment n check
for 8100 bearing Mr. Alvord's signa
ture. Ho had previously telephoned
the firm that ho would cull to make
some purchases and Mr. Alvord, when
notified of tho fact, pronounced thu al
leged nephew a fraud. A policeman
was therefore in watching nnd after
the check had been passed Oarllek was
placed under arrest.
Diamonds a Myth.
Stato Senator Hobson, of Montana,
who Is largely Interested in tho sap
phire diggings in Fergus county, says
tho story in circulation throughout
tho enst of the many diamonds being
found that stato Is a myth. The stone
that is creating all the furore is a
white sapphire, very bard, but of com
paratively little worth. In veins ex
tending for miles along tho creek beds,
Hobson says, thoso white stones can
bo found by the barrel.
Dies on the Truln.
Mr. Z. Brlggs died on a Burlington
trnln whllo on tho way from Lincoln
to Denver. Rov. L. P. Ludden, at
whoso homo at Lincoln Mr. Brlggs
had spent the day, received a telegram
at midnight informing him of tho
death. Tho body was taken from tho
train at McCook. It will probably bo
taken to West Point for burial. Ho
was a well known businessman of that
Two Little- Live Lost.
Jennie nnd Elsie Bcrllnger, aged
eight nnd six years, respectively, chil
dren of Dr. It. Berllngcr, wero suffo
cated and died whllo a tiro was in pro
gress at their father's resldunco in
Now York City.
Tho children were in their room on
the top floor when the Ore wns discov
ered and all efforts to reach them was
uuavalllug as tho flro had broken out
In n connecting room through which
it was necessary to pass before tho
children could bo reached.
Resident of North Bend Has
INFURIATED BEAST WAS DEHORNED
Illinois 1 till k Looted Nebraska
Woman Missing Klevator
Kullroad Uradcr Killed
Other Important New.
(Icorge Millnr, of North Bend, had
about ns narrow an escape from death
on Sunday last as any man would wish
to experience. In company with his
family he had been out driving nnd
was helping his wife and three chil
dren out of the rig nt home, when a
wild steer was seen coining toward the
party at full tilt. The younger boy
was wearing a bright garment, which
was no doubt the occasion of the lint
mnl's hostile exhibition.
Mr. Miller jumped in front o! the in
fnrluted beast to protect tho child,
unci In an instant he was knocked
down. The steer showed a disposition
to do its worst, but as it had not horns
it could not gore him. Tho animal did,
however, try to stamp him with Its
feet, but ho managed to save himself
by good maneuvering. Finally he
grabbed the steer around the neck nnd
hung on In a determined manner. The
benst at this juncture gave up the fight
and made no further attempt to injure
him. Mr. Millar came out of the melee
with scarcely a scratch.
LOSSES ON BOTH SIDES
Week of Hard Fighting In the Transvaal
lly lloers and Ilrltlsh.
A report received in London from
Lord Kitchener at Pretoria shows last
week to have been the liveliest, with
the heaviest losses on both sldeH, for
several months past. Lord Kitchener
gives the Boer casualties a total of (59
killed, 17 wounded, f7 surrendered and
B74 taken prisoners. The British cap
tured 480 rifles, one pompom and the
usual grist of munitions nnd livestock.
The most serious British loss during
the week was the capture of sixty don
key wagons, convoyed by 100 troops.
At a point thirty miles from Beaufort
West, Cape Colony, tho enemy swooped
down on the donkey wagons and cut
up the convoy before assistaucc ar
rived. They were uble to remove only
twelve of the wagons and burned the
In this engagement the British lost
two ofllccrs and eleven men killed nnd
one oftlcer and forty-seven wounded,
while the Boers lost twenty-four killed
and forty-seven wounded.
The Hocrs also rushed a detachment
of 100 of Colonel Doran's column, the
night of Februnry 3, when the British
lost three otllcers nnd seven men killed.
Von Donop surprised Potglcr's Laa
ger near Walmnrstud, Transvaal colony
February 7, killing three Boers and
capturing thirty-six as well as twenty
live wagons and live stock.
Itcvolullonury Steamer Llhertudor
gages the i:uemr
General Andrudc, the former presi
dent of Venezuela, who reached the
Island of Curuco recently, embarked on
board the revolutionary steamer Liber
todor. Libertador some days ago landed a
force of insurgents on the Venezue
lan coast and they subsequently took
possession of the vlllnge of Cumnrobo,
situated near La Vela de Coro. The
Venezuelan gunboat General Crespo,
which attempted to prevent the land
ing, was fired upon and badly damaged
by the Libertado. Crespo had its pro
pcllor shaft broken.
The success of Libertador has caused
a sensation at Caracas, where great
commotion prevails. The nuws re
ceived there from the Interior of Vene
zuela ia not favorable to tho govern
ment. It is announced that the Insur
gents nre very active, especially in the
vicinity of Kurquislmento.
The revolution against President
Castro is gaining ground visibly.
It is further asserted that Crespo
sank in tho road instead of Cumurcbo.
William M. Redmond, M. P., and
Joseph Devlin, tho Irish envoys, wero"
escorted from tho steamer Cymric to
tho Hoffman house In New York by a
delegation of prominent members of
the various Irish societies. Mr. Red
mond is enthusiastic over tho rapid
growth of tho United Irish league.
"When to assert their independence
the Irish finally unite," said ho, "it
will bo with such a force of arms as
thoy novor have shown before. Tho
English now recognize tho extent of
our movement and Lord Salisbury
spoke truly when he said England
feared the Irish more than she did tho
Boers. They talk of reducing our rep
resentation of eighty in the parliament
to sixty. If they do, tho sixty remain
ing will mnko as much noise as tho
eighty do now."
Joseph Douglass Killed,
Joseph A. Douglass was killed at his
home in Lyndon, Kas., by falling from
a load of corn. Mr. Douglass was the
witness in tho historical Armstrong
murder trial in Illinois, when William
Armstrong wns cleared by Abraham
Lincoln. Douglass sworo at thp trial
that ho saw young Armstrong strlko
the fatal blow, saying that tho moon
was very bright at the time. Mr. Lin
coln then produced nn old almanac as
his only witness, by which ho proved
that there wus no moou on the night
HALF A MILLION LOSS
Miinufncturlug I'lauts lliirncd at Spring
Held, ). .
The largest fire in the history of
Springfield, O., broke out In the Cham
pion chemical plant of the East street
shops, and In an hour nnd a half twelve
manufacturing plants were in total
ruins. Tho cstimuted loss is now
placed nt 8.100,000.
Tho fire started from the cxplosiou
of somo chemicals in the Chumplon
plant, situated in the southwest corner
of the shops.
A company of the nationnl guards
were placed on duty to keep away tho
dense crowds and marauders.
The shops were built in 1882 by Wil
liam Whltely at a cost of 8760,000. Tho
equipment of the shops cost about 8--000,000,
but after the failure of Whltely
a few years later tho shops were left
Idle for nearly ten years, when they
were sold at receiver's sale and Senator
Fairbanks and other capitalists bought
them for 8200,000. In the last few years,
through the efforts of the board of
trade of Springfield nnd tho commer
elnl club fifteen concerns wore placed
In the old shops and tho machinery,
material and unfinished product of the
concerns Is a total loss. Tho insurance
is approximately 8300,000.
NATIVES WANT TEXT BOOKS
Appeal to Nebraskans From the Island
IT. II. Hiatt, formerly of Broken Bow,
Neb., Is now superintendent of educa
tion for the Isle of Guam. He writes
to Hon. W. K. Fowler, superintendent
of gubllc Instruction, that the children
of the island are bright and anxious to
lenru English, but says there Is no
money with which to buy books and
asks Mr. Fowler to send him a con
signment of second hand text books.
The latter has u4kcd Congressman Mer
cer to get free transportation oh somo
naval vessel for the books, which Mr.
Fowler believes he can induce the book
publishers to donntc, as they have tons
of second-hand books. Mr. Mercer
made application to the navy depart
ment and wns advised that if the rail
roads would transport the books free
In all probability the secretary of war
would permit an urmy transport to
take the books over to Gaum free of
cost. Thus it falls to Nebraskans to
promote a most worthy benevolent
WANTS AN INQUIRY
Sugar Magnate Oznard Would Sond an
Agent to Cnba.
The American Beet Sugar associa
tion, by its president, Henry T. Ox
nurd, submitted to the house commit
tee on ways and means a petition urg
ing that a committee be sent to Cuba
for the purpose of obtaining by actual
inquiry on the ground and by an exam
ination ot the accounts of the Cuban
sugar factories the facts iu regard .to
the Cuban sugar Industry. The peti
tion declares that General Wood in his
letter to members of congress made an
error when he said the present selling
price of sugar is 1.0 cents in Cuba or
84.60 per sack, placed ulong side of
ship, and it is asserted that the actual
selling price of 00 degrees centrifugal
sugar f. o. b. Havana on January 30
was and hns since remained 1.01 V cents
per pound or 50.73J per sack.
I'leads Guilty to Arson.
Julian, Neb., wns alarmed by a fire
which, on investigation, wns found to
bo in the Jones elevator, owned by the
Tones Elevator company of Nebraska
City. The elevator, valued at 83000,
and contents, 10,000 bushels of wheat
and 200 bushels of corn, was a total
loss, as was also a Missouri Pacipc box
car standing adjacent to tho elevator.
It Is understood that there was uo in
surance on the elevntor or contents.
The fire had its origin In the crimi
nal carelessness of a tramp, who is
now under arrest at Julian. It is
claimed he was put off of u night train
at Julian between 1 and 2 o'clock nnd
went up town and tried to get lodging.
Failing in this ho went down to tho
railroad again and got kindling and
built a flro insldo of the freight car
which stood alongside of the elevator.
Tho Are had gotten beyond his control
and the elevator was already begin
ning to burn when discovered. The
tramp escaped to the country, but was
captured and brought back. The iden
tification of tho man under arrest and
tho one who stnrted tho Are is thought
to be complete.
Later Tho trnmp nrrestcd, Charles
nill, claiming to Ihnll from Madison,
Col. pleaded guilty to arson and was
bound over to district court.
Says Wife Was Unfaithful.
In the case of Fred Beck, charged
with tho murder of his wife, Viola
Beck, in the Sangamon circuit court at
Springfield, 111,,, the defendant was on
the witness stand and testified that his
wife hud been unfaithful to him, and
claiming that ho found his wlfo with
Otis Bell in a compromising position
when ho entered his home tho night of
the killing, nnd that his wlfo rnu into
the next room and took n knife from
her cloak pocket and threatened him,
whereupon he drew his revolver and
fired, but did not know where tho bul
lets struck. Tho case will go to the
Woman Is Missing.
Mrs. Sesson, aged sixty-three years,
Nebraska City, is mysteriously miss,
ing. Sho loft home without saying
anything to any one and no trace of
her lias been found. She took hoi
clothing and it was thought she had
gono to her daughter in Hamilton
county, but a telegram from there says
sho did not come that way. It ii
thought the bloodhounds wll)
find somo trace of her. Last Mondny
night sho stopped at a friend's, fout
miles from her home, but after leaving
there all trace of her is lost.
DEPENDS ON OTHER NATIONS FOR
HER FOOD SUPPLY.
i'osslblllty of a Illockade of the Island!
Has Ileen Considered Kdlbles Could
He Husbanded So ns to Last Thu
One great military weakness of Eng
landthe renson why tho maintenance
of a preponderating sea power by her
is a matter of vital importance Is her
absolute dcpcndcnco upon tho ouUldo
world for her food supply. Her homo
supply would fail nt tho end of six
months; her beef supply would last
scarcely ns long.
Tho possibility of tho British Islea
being blockaded by a combination ot
powerful hostile fleets has not been
overlooked by tho authorities, nnd Cap
tain Stewnrt Murray has, after much
timo and study, submitted a plan for
meeting tho dearth of food which
would, ensue upon such a contingency.
His plan for collecting and distributing
tho food in caso of blockade is most
elaborate. The govornmont, of course,
would' take charge of everything edible
In tho kingdom, and tho people would
bo ns they were under Pharouh, when
tho seven lean years camo upon Egypt
nnd Joseph doled out tho corn. Cap
tain Murray's rations for tho males
over 10 years of ago would consist of
ono pound of brown bread and ono
pound ot potatoes a day. Once a week
half a pound of meat would bo al
lowed, and three times a week the citi
zen could draw half a pound of oat
meal, and three times a week half a
pound of barley. This would make a
weekly allownnce of seventeen pounds
of food upon which llfo and liberty, It
not happiness, could bo maintained.
Females over 10 years of ago are to
receive half tho male rations only, with
tho exception that they will get an
equal qunntlty of meat nnd three-quarters
of a pound of potatoes dally.
Children under 10 years of age will re
ceive, roughly, one-third tho malo ra
tions, with a weekly allowance of one
quarter of a pound of meat. Luxuries
in tho form of fish, milk, vegetables
other than potatoes, tea, coffco, etc.,
could be purchased by uny ono having
money enough as long as tho supply
lasted, but they would not bo consid
ered as necessary to support life.
By Captain Murray's plan It Is as
serted that tho native food supply of
Grent Britain could be so husbanded
that it would last for two years. It
would bo a pretty hungry and amactat
ed people that would survive at the end
of the siege, but the British govern
ment believes that the thing could bo
done. This plan has been worked out
in its most ml nu to details, and if tho
British Isles should bo blockaded could
be put in operation at once. The cost
, of maintaining this national food sup
ply for a period of two years would
amount, It is calculated, to 170,000,000.
New York Press.
Illchos In Clam Shells
Shell dealers on tho upper Mississip
pi estimate that tho amount of clam
shells taken out of tho river between
Prairlo due Chlen, Wis., nnd Red Wing.
Minn., tho past season was 8.C00 tons,
which was -valued at ?103,200. Over
three-fourths of the product was
shipped to factories at Muscatine,
Iowa, and tho East, for which freights
to the amount of $14,800 were paid.
Tho shell product is, however, only
part of the clam industry, and in addi
tion ,to tho above amounts at least
$170,000 was paid to the clam diggers
for pearlB and poroquos, which makes
a total of over J270.000 paid by tho
pearl-button industry in obtaining tho
raw material. Tho army of men nnd
hoys employed In the factories in cut
ting these shells into buttons ready for
-wear will probably treble tho abovo
amount. Tho button business is fast
becoming ono of tho leading industries
ot tho Mississippi valley.
The Over-Generoas American.
A wall Is going up all over tho Orient
over the demoralizing effect ot tho
American on the cost of living, travel
and tho necessities of llfo. Whatever ,
clso may bo said, tho man from tha
States must plead guilty to having
"boosted" prices everywhere. Even
tho 'rickshaw men of Japan, tho Bam
pan coolies of China and tho cocheroa
of Manila all evidence this. The prices
of labor, food, clothes, and in fact, all
articles of merchandise, havo advanced
tremendously in tho lost thrco or four
years for no other reason than that
tho Interested partico have discovered
that thanks to tho American's lavish
propensities they can get present
prices. Tho American is a natural
Scope of Manual Training,
In tho opinion of an experienced
public-school principal, too much can
not bo said to correct the impression
that tho manual training in our public
schools is based on a desire to give tho
boys a start at tho trado of tho carpen
ter or cabinetmaker. A recent writer
on tho subject distinguishes a training
for a trade from tho manual training
of tho schoolB in this way: "Manual
training of tho hand means tho learn
ing of a trade, whllo manual training
by tho hand is distinctly educational."
Man differs from tho lower animals in
that he uses his feet for locomotion
and his hands for other things, Imug
Ino tho effect ot eliminating tho uso of
tho hands from our dally necessities!
Lovo Is indestructible. Its holy
flanio forovor burneth; from heaven
It came: to heaven returneth
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