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Red Cloud Chief.
IIICM CLOUD. - NLItKASKA
J NEBRASKA NOTES. j
John Wlth'n house In Wymoro was
Franklin will Boon have ttn tele
phono exchnngo In working order.
Tlio rnllrontls suffered washouts In
varloiiH parts of tlio Btnto last week.
Tlio Ravenna creamery Is shipping a
cnrload of butter to Boston each week.
Tho fnrmcrn nre harvesting on tho
Installment plan. They work between
A windstorm twisted tho homo of
Otto Kins, near Blue Hill, off Its foun
dation. Uelvlderc reports wheat and oats
practically ruined. Tho bottom land
being under wntcr.
At IJlnlr, MIbb Edna Kelly and Miss
Delia Cochran died In tho Knmo hour,
both from consumption.
ProfeBBor D. K. I.uthy. of Superior,
has been elected superintendent of tho
Weeping Water high school.
Tho officers of the Nebraska Hetall
Dealers' association have filed n notice
of dissolution with the secretary of
Albert Nye. who lost his hand last
November In n com shredder, died ut
his homo In Lexington last week of
A portion of the dam of the Bcn
nlngton roller mills hns gone out be
cause of high water, and It is feared
tho whole dam will be destroyed.
Tlio western portion of Lincoln was
pretty well Hooded last week', and
many of tho occupants could get to
town only by boats sent by friends.
There Is a belief that oil exists In
southwest Nebraska and a company
has been organised and Is now drilling
for that product south of Danbury.
Hecause he made remarks about her
not strictly proper, Frank Swnrliwcr,
an Omaha barber, felt the lash of a
horsewhip wielded by Mrs. Alice Moler.
Tho Central City flouring mill Is be
ing overhauled preparatory to the fall
run and new machinery added which
will Incrense Its capacity elghty-llvo
barrels per day.
The city of Grand Island has made
an ordinance effective authorizing tho
city treasurer to pay ono and a half
per cent premium for $10,000 of tho
bonds of the city, and tho bonds havo
been called in.
Vernon King, the youngest son of
Mr. and Mrs. (Scorgc King of Firth,
was accidentally shot between the eyes
while plnylng with n plBtol. The shot
entered the brnln, and tho boy's
chances for recovery are slim.
Tho Fremont Commercial club has
passed a resolution favoring tho clos
ing of C, D and F streets, whero they
cross tho railroad tracks, to give tho
nddltlonal room to construct the union
depot which the Elkhorn and Union
Pacific roads have In contemplation.
John Sehroff. the eleven-year-old
son of Charles Sehroff, died suddenly
at Alma. Ho with companions wns
playing under nn elevator and he was
missed and they returned anil found
hi m dead. He was subject to fits anil
In falling it Is thought he broke his
Thieves broke Into the home of Geo.
Rumold at Nebraska City. Thursday
night of last week, broke open the
smoke-house and took therefrom all of
the supplies that he had, among which
was something over 300 pounds of
cured hams and bacon. At I lie price
fresh meat is, tills Is a pretty serious
f R. C. MeKlnncy and F. L. Owen, of
Washington, D. C, and M. A. Steele.
Marlon, Ind United States geological
surveyors, commenced the work last
week for making a thlrty-mlnute sheet,
which Is one-fourth degree of longitude
and latitude. After getting the eleva
tion of tho Missouri river at Nebraska
City they commenced the survey at a
point six miles west and the map will
Include a portion of Cass, Otoe and
i.ancnster counties. The topographical
map is being made under the direction
of the geological survey, and will show
nil the streams.
The large barn belonging to tho
Abrams nros., near Heart well, burned
last week. The lire started in the hay
loft and It. is thought a trump was
sleeping there. The horses were all
In tho paBturo which saved them, as it
wns Impossible to get anything out of
tho barn. It was one of the largest
barns In Kearney county.
The little stone church on the cor
ner of I nnd Klin streets, which has
Bet veil the M. 13. people of Weeping
Water for over thirty years as a place
nf mcntinir. Is to be nni'tlollv torn
down and remodeled Into a line struc
ture to bo used as a place of worship.
When finished tho Methodist people
will havo a place for worship they may
be proud or. They will expend $1,400
on tho Improvements.
Tho new club house of the Hastings
Country club was formally opened
Thursday night of last week. About
forty couples were In attendance and
a most enjoyable tlmo wns had. Light
refreshments were served during the
foro part of tho evening, ufter which
dancing wns Indulged In. The club
house Is nn Ideal one and contains all
tho Improvements necessary to make
It convenient and comfortnble.
Orleans citizens will build a town
The Nebraska Telephone company
hns been greatly Improving Its Hast
ings service, adding more employes
nnd Inaugurating the flvc-mlnute ser
vlco for long dlstunco patrons.
Jim Collins, who has been employed
bv the Kllpntrlck Bros., of Heatrlce, in
their railroad work for nenrly fifteen
yenra, has been adjudged Insane, and
ordered sent to the Lincoln asylum.
Oreat preparations urn now being
made by the Nebraska Christian Mls
Blonary society for their annual meet
ing nt Bethuny Park, August fi to 10.
Tho Christian church of Nebraska ex
pects to receive much good from this
Towns of Lincoln, Beatrice, Hick
man and Others Suffer.
PEOPLE DRIVEN FROM THEIR HOMES
Bluo Rices nnd Beatrico in tho
WHEAT lil SHOCK 5S CARRIED AWAY
Police nt l.lnrolti Iti'xim KrnlilniM In
rinoilril Dlitrlit lllrkitmu MufTunt
Ifentlly Kullrimd 1'rinllrully
Niiinicl 0ienillmi -- Oilier
Nimh of Inlerctt.
Tho highest water ever seen In Lin
coln covered the lowlands in the west
patt of town Wednesday night, sub
merging railroad tracks, filling base
ments nnd the lower Moors of those
houses that are situated In low places,
and creeping up at some points higher
thnn residents of a quarter of a cen
tury had ever seen it before, lly 7
o'clock the people lMng in the low
lands and the salt Hats west of town
had begun u vlld scramble to get away
before they were completely cut off
from the mainland. At night the
court house and the Park school house
were turned Into emergency quartern
for those who were rendered homeless
by the Hood. The basement of the
Illehards block was also thrown open
to the sufferers. At (! o'clock the
water was falling nt Saltlllo, but at
midnight was still rising nt Lincoln.
The water extended clear from
Eighth nnd N streets, which wns the
highest point reached, across the low
lands to tho high land on the west
shore of the valley. On I) street the
water reached as far as Sixth, which Is
almost a block farther than It ex
tended during the Mood or 1V.2. Resi
dents in thnt vicinity say they have
never seen the water as high as It was
last night. Train service from nnd to
the west on the llurllngton nnd Union
Pacific was completely suspended
owing to submerged tracks.
The cause of the Mood was u heavy
fall of rain on the branches of Salt
creek south of Lincoln. At some
points It approached a cloudburst. The
first news of the coming of the torrent
was received from Saltlllo about 2
o'clock In the afternoon. The water
was rising several feet an hour.
Tho police early organized them
selves Into life-saving crews nnd
worked until a late hour rescuing the
people from their homes iu boats nnd
on rafts. Chief of Police Hoagland
gave the alarm early In the afternoon,
but was laughed at. The rise came
bo gradually ut first that it was hardly
The water at Lincoln began rising
about 2 o'clock and In less than nn
hour It wns bIx Inches higher than the
high mark of the forenoon. The steady
progress of tho water was suillclcnt to
nlarm the n.ore prudent and a gen
eral exodus wns bfgun from the lower
territory. People commenced calling
on the police for wagons to help their
families out of their homes.
News from Saltlllo. eight miles
south of Lincoln indicates that the
damage from the Mood was widespread
In the valley. The water began rising
rapidly about 1 o'clock and In u half
hour had risen four feet. Hy the mid
dle of the afternoon It stood close to
fifteen feet higher than the banks of
the creek. Later In the evening tho
wnter stood two feet nnd a half feet
deep In some of the dwellings. The
damage to crops could not he deter
mined Inst night, but ninny Melds were
completely ruined. One Meld of thirty
flvo ncres was swept entrely destitute
of the wheat which was In the shook.
Just north of this was another Meld of
twenty-Mvo acres. This wns also
swept clean of grain. It Is not thought
that any grain which Is In the path of
the Mood can be saved. No loss of
stock has been reported. A number
of cattle were seen In the wnter Moat
ing with the current. It Is not known
whether they were drowned or not.
About 0 o'clock the water at Saltlllo
began to fall and by It o'clock had sub
sided a foot or two.
Tho heaviest rain for n decade fell
at Hickman. It poured all night and
by r o'clock yesterday morning the
water In Salt creek valley was higher
than It has been for twenty years.
The cellars In all the business houses
were Mooded, doing great damage to
merchandise such as oils, vinegar and
other wet goods. Farmers having
crops on the bottom lauds will suffer
The railroad men of Lincoln hnd
all the trouble they wanted with the
high water. The Rock Island road at
fi o'clock had Its last train In from
Omaha and got It out for the west by
great gooti fortune, over tho llurllng
ton. The Hiirllngton northern division
had no trouble handling all trains that
reached here up to 7 o'clock last even
ing when tho rising water submerged
all tracks lending north, weat and
Booth out of the city. No. II, the even
ing passenger for the west, was
pushed through Just In time to avoid
a sudden rise of wnter that closed the
At Ran Diego. Cal.. II. R. nnd Res
sle, diamond thieves, and J. M. Hrooks,
burglnr, under penitentiary sentence,
attacked the Jailer, beat, bound, and
gngRcil him, locked him In a cell and
Mr.vHii Auk for Kntiteiilr
State Geologist Eugene A. Smith, of
Alabama, hns received a noWco from
the sccretnry of state that he had re
ceived a request from William J.
Hrynn for a slab of Alabama marblo
to be used as a tiling for a mantel
piece Mr. Brynn wns having built.
Kneli state thnt he carried In tho last
election Is to bo represented by a tile.
The stone desired Is six Inches square
nnd three Inches thick nnd a clear
Some men ought to bo ashamed of
themselves If they arc acquainted.
SITUATION AT BEATRICE.
t'ltl::ri! CoiilriKl Willi lire m Well of
Heatrlce, Neb., July 10. An Inrendl
ary lire broke out In n frame building
half n block from the Paddock hotel
nbout 2 o'clock this morning. With
tho wnterworkn Inundated nnd nnablo
to furnish pressure, the city appears to
be doo nn! to n great disaster.
The Lincoln Mre department was ap
pealed to for help, but It wns Impossi
ble for u train to get through owing
to washouts on the railroads.
Tho fire started In n stairway be
tween Ilroady's grocery store and
Breaker's bakery. Oil had been poured
on the stnlrway and It was undoubted
ly the work of nn Incendiary.
Three feet of water In the boiler
room of the city pumping station had
caused the plant to shut down. It was
even Impossible for the waterworks
whistle to sound the alarm. Instead
tho church hells were rung. Citizens
stood about almost paralyzed with fear
and hopeless of saving any property
unless the streets should block the
blaze iu Its march.
There was much excitement III Hea
trlce last night over the tremendous
rise in the river. The water fell eigh
teen Inches the night before, but yes
terday It rose by leaps until It hnd
risen over two feet. At 10 o'clock It
had passed the high water mark of
At fi o'clock the waterworks and the
electric light plnnt were forced to shut
down, there being then two feet of
wnter on the Moors.
Not n wheel has turned on nny of
the three lines of rnllwny since noon.
There ate four passenger trains tied
up In the yards.
Fremont, Neb,, July 0, A cloud
burst occurred between Oleyen nnd
Dodge yesterday afternoon which wns
followed by a flood sweeping down
Pebble creek valley past Dodge and
Snyder. The damage to property was
tremendous. Two miles or more of
the Elkhorn railroad trock was washed
out between Dodge and Snyder, while
fifty rails are gone between Dodge and
ClilniKo Freight Hitniller nnd Mnnngeri
of ItoailN IteHcli Agreement
The strike of the freight handlers at
Chicago Is virtually settled. Meet
ings of the strikers will be held to
ratify the nctlon taken by President
Cumin of the order. There is little
doubt that the terms will be accepted
by the mass meeting of the strikers.
Hy the terms of the settlement tho
strikers accept the schedule of wages
offered them by the railroads July 1.
This schedule was emphatically re
fused by the strikers at the time It wns
made. It offered an average Increase
of 20 per cent for nil classes of labor
connected with the freight handlers'
union. The demands of the men would
have nuiile an average Increase of
about "0 per cent.
MAYOR TURNS DOWN GIFT
i:iiiporl:i'n Ohlef Kiei'ittlve Vetooi Ordl
nnnee Aeeeptlng Slle fur l.llirrtry
Mayor Morse, of Kmporla, Kan.,
vetoed the city council's acceptance of
a gift from Mrs, Carrie Plumb, widow
of the late United States Senntor Pres
ton H. Plumb, of a site with plans and
specifications, for Kmporla's $20,000
Carnegie library. Mrs. Plumb tnndo
the offer recently and the council
nccepted It lust night by n vote of 8
to n. Iu vetoing the council'!! nctlon.
Mayor Morse said that he disapproved
of the location which is opposite Mrs.
Plumb's residence. Some of the coun
ciliuen say they will endeavor to pass
nn ordinance accepting the gift over
tho mayor's veto.
HERE AND THERE
Splendid rains visited the section
nround Aberdeen. S. D., nnd they will
be of great benefit. The crop outlook
is very promising.
Word has been received at the war
department of the outbreak of typhoid
fever nt Gimp Thomas, Chlekamauga
Park, (ieorgla. This Is the first tlmo
the epidemic has appeared among the
soldiers since the Spanish-American
Adjutant General Conklln of South
Dakota has ordered company 11, First
regiment, of Volga, to be mustered out
for tho good of tho service, and In
spector General Moulton hns been or
dered to take charge of the equipment
of the company.
Peter K. So If el, ex-warden of the
Pittsburg. Pa., Jail, has begun suit for
divorce ngalnst his wife. Kathorlne,
who helped the Iilddlo brothers escape
from Jail. The charge is deseitlon.
Mrs. SolTel Is In the penitentiary and
will make no defense.
R. Van Hrunt. u well-known mining
exiiert of the PaclMe coast nnd former
manager of Mrs. Lily Langtry's stock
farm, has become demented nnd
fancies King Kdwnrd has created him
a lord. Horse-racing Is supposed to
be the cause of his mania.
Judge Wing, In the United Stntes
circuit court at Cincinnati, dismissed
the bill brought by the Philadelphia
National league baseball club against
Pitcher Hernhard for an Injunction to
prevent him from playing with tho
Cincinnati team, on the ground that
lleruhard Is not a resident. Tho Lu
Jole case then was taken up.
In accordance with n permit recent
ly granted by tho treasury department
at Washington, steps are being tnken
for tho establishment of tho Hot
Springs Nntlonnl bank at Hot Springs,
S. D. The Merchants' bank of Sioux
Falls probably will be merged Into tho
new national bank, which Is expected
to open ItB doors and commence busi
ness on July 15.
The meeting of the Western Co
operative nssoclntlon, the Miller Ex
port company, the Farmers Grain
comiKiny of Solomon, and tho Kansas
Co-operative association formed a
big milling comblno nt Topeka Wed
nesday. The trust will be formed with
a capital of $500,000.
Tho treasury department has been
notified by telegraph by President
Francis of the St. Louis exposition
that the Sunday closing resolution for
warded by the department was adopted
by the board of directors, thirty-eight
signing the agreement upon which de
pends the payment of the government
HELD OF FLAMES
Oil Tanks at Jennings La.,
come in Ignited.
BURNING ElUID TLOWS TO RIVER
IIIrIi Wlnil Add lei Peril ofKltiintlfiii
OH Ik LoorpiiciI nml Dungernf Kntlre
lllntrlit llelng llewmtiiled Oili
er Netrn of Intureit.
A Jennings, Ln., July 15, dispatch
Bays: During n heavy electrical storm
that passed over the Jennings, oil field
today a bolt of lightning struck the
Meld storage tanks of tho Jennings Oil
company, setting (hem on Mre.
The flames spread to the derricks of
the company adjoining mid In n short
time they, us well as the tanks, were
destroyed. By the time the derricks
hnd fallen the flames had eaten nway
a port'on of one ot the field tanks, al
lowing the oil to escape, nnd the binn
ing fluid rushed toward the Coulee.
All workmen on the Meld Immediate
ly stopped operations and set about
throwing up levees to prevent the
spreading of the Are.
Iu u short time, however, nnother
tank had broken loose, and the wind
had driven the Haines Into the derricks
of the Southern, Northern and Cres
cent Oil companies, but they escaped
The Mre Is still raging tonight and
the safety of the Meld depends on the
strength of Jennings No. 2. The oil
Is leaking around this tank nnd to
gether with the gas Is burning fiercely.
A Into telephone message from the
field says It Is Impossible to stop the
Mnmes and that the "gate valves" will
hold but a short time longer. If this
gives away the entire field probably
will bo destroyed.
Workmen are now removing derricks
and burying the mouths of the wells.
Kxperts from Hcauniont will be
taken to the Meld to assist in saving
the remaining property.
1:00 a. m. The lire has burned nil
of the packing out of the valve upon
which so much depends and the flames
are shooting as high as the derricks.
It Is expected that the top of the
pipe will burn off and the flames will
spread to the derricks and the adjoin
President A. 1 ley wood stuted that nn
attempt would bo made between now
and morning to smother tho Mnmes.
TOWNS SWEPT BY TORNADO
Three South lliikntii Village Heimrteil
Tremendous dninnge, and It Is
thought loss of life, were caused by a
terrific tornado which swept in a
southwesterly direction front the in
ternational boundary across the north
eastern portion of North Dakota Tues
day. Three towns, according to re
ports, were totally wiped out. Railway
and Western Union Telegraph lines
aro wrecked and there Is no com
munication with the devastated sec
tion of the state.
The first Intimation of the serious
ness of the storm came when the
Great Northern nnd Northern Pnclfle
telegraph lines In the storm district
were suddenly snapped.
Tho little town of Ilorup on the St.
Vincent line of the Great Northern
is nn nbsoluto wreck.
This news came from n Great North
ern telegraph operator, who. after his
station onice hnd been laid Mat, saved
his key from the ruins and tapped the
wlies at the nearest available point.
He also reported tho razing of a ham
let somo miles distant with destruc
tion of a large amount of property.
With the report from the St. Vincent
branch enme reports thnt the towns
of Kldorado, about seven miles from
Grand Forks, and Thompson, between
Granil Forks and Larlmore, had been
At Thompson the Grcnt Northern
station lies a confused mass of wreck
age directly across the mnln line.
Stores and residences nre lu ruins and
the main portion of the town Is wiped
out. Neither of the reports from
Thoiiinson or Kldorado speak, of loss
BOERS ARRIVE AT NEW YORK
Over H Hundred I'runi Anions; the PrU
iiuurH III lllTllllllllt.
A New York, July 14, dispatch says:
Among tho passengers who arrived to
day by the steamer Pretoria from
Bermudu were 108 lloers who were
prisoners at Hcnmnla. The Boera were
clad in tho samo suits they wore In
South Africa. Twenty-one of them
had been ofllcers.
Among the most prominent of the
officers were Gen. J. B. Wessels, Presi
dent Steyn of tho Orange Free State,
J Dovllllers, late attorney general of
the Free State, and Joubert Reltz, a
son of the Free State secretary.
None of the ofllcers would talk about
the way they had been treated by the
British in Bermuda.
The recent favorablo weather has
changed tho prospects of the wheat
harvest in Roiimnnla. Cutting has
commenced and the harvest promises
to surpass that of 1884, which was tho
record crop for Roumnnla. The pros
pects for the maize crop nro also ex
cellent. Cardlnnl Rampolla. the papal secre
tary of state, Tuesday morning In
formed the popo of the death of Arch
bishop Fcehan of Chicago. Tho pontiff
was much grieved nnd retired to pray
for tho repose of the late nrchblshop's
CORN WILLBE BANNER CROP
ItepnrtK Agree It lining finely Whent
I Slightly Hurl.
The weekly bulletin Issued Tuesdny
by the Nebraska section of the United
Stntes weather bureau states, us was
expected, says the heavy rains end
ing several days ngo, hnd damaged tho
wheat crop. The bulletin places no
estimate on the Injury, which, how
ever, Is generally believed to have been
only n small per cent of the total crop.
Corn, nicnnwlille. except where sub
merged by floods In tho lowlands, Is In
n flourishing state. Tho soil has been
soaked as never before during a crop
season nnd only a miracle now can
prevent a bounteous yield. Inasmuch
as corn Is Nebrnsku's stuplu product
the agricultural outlook at once be
The bulletin says:
The past week as a whole was cool
nnd wet. The dally mean temperature
has averaged fi degrees below the nor
mal In eastern districts, and 2 degrees
below In western.
The ralnfnll In the northwestern
portion of the state has generally been
below half an Inch. In the rest of
the state It exceeded an Inch In most
places, and ranged from 2 to more thnn
4 Inches In a large part ot the eastern
The low temperature and heavy
rains continued generally for the first
three days of the week. Crops on
lowlands nnd along tho river volleys
were further injured by high water in
tho southeastern counties. Harvest
ing was delayed and the cultivation of
corn retarded. Early cut wheat is
sprouting Mime nnd the crop wns
further Injured by the unfavorable
weather. The last part of the week
was warm, with less rain nnd more
sunshine, and harvesting, stacking,
and In a few instnnces threshing mndo
good progress. Oats arc lodged badly
In southeastern counties and the har
vest Is Just commencing. Potatoes aro
rotting slightly. Corn has grown well
the past week and is in good condi
tion; many Melds did not receive tho
proper amount of cultivation and aro
weedy, early planted com Is begin
ning to tassel.
Comer Hreuks nml I'ricet Take i IlJf
A Chicago. July Ifi. dispatch says:
The famous John W. Gates corner In
July corn came to an abrupt termina
tion today when it became known that
shoits to the extent of a good many
million bushels had effected pilvate
settlements with Harris, Gates & Co.,
and that the deal was at an end so
far as the steel magnate was con
cerned. The July price responded to
the settlement by a quick drop of 15i
cents to rri'4 cents. Later It recov
ered a fraction and closed at OJ1.,
substantially the price of the cash arti
cle. BABIES SIX WEEKS APART
Tent of Meili'iin Woinun Pult'H Texim
A Mexican woman in El Paso, Tex.,
has given birth to two henlthy chil
dren, tho second one being six weeks
after the first.
The ense has caused considerable
comment among physicians.
HERE AND THERE
Thirty persons were drowned by tho
sinking of a small steamer on tho
Luge river, near Probroa-Schenskala,
Russia. The disaster was caused by
over-crowding. Only those who were
on the upper deck were saved.
Grasshoppers near Callaway. Neb.,
are dying by the millions, and farm
ers cannot explain the cause. They
crawl up to the top of whatever they
are on nnd fasten their feet in a dead
ly uriii and die. A bunch of the dead
hoppers has been sent to Professor
Briiner of the state experimental sta
tion for examination.
The strike of tho railway freight
handlers and teamsters In Chicago Is
proving valuable to the Omaha Job
bing houses. Already the local Jobbers
nre filling orders for big Chicago con
cerns In Iowa and Nebraska. One of
the largest orders yet given was filled
Tuesday by the Bryne-Hammer com
pany for Marshall Fluid & Co.
Tho sugar-rate cases were continued
by United Stntes Circuit Judge Mor
row Tuesday at San Francisco until tho
November term. The Interstate com
mission, through United States Attor
ney Woodworth. said that time was
required to get service atainst tho
Southern nnd Union Pacific railways,
the defendants. The suits Involve dif
ferential rates on sugar between Mis
souri river points nnd tho Pacific
Notices are being sent by Stnto Su
perintendent Fowler to county super
intendents that the teachers' examina
tion questions for August will be based
principally on the new course of
study. This course of study will bo
given special attention in county In
stitutes during July and August. The
stnto superintendent Is sending out
questions for the examination of ap
plicants for ndmlsslon to the Peru
state normnl school and for students'
At Quebec. Can., Messrs. Goynor and
Greene filed answers to the motlonB
mndo by counsel for the United States
to quosh the writs of habeas corpus
by Judge Caron on Juno 20 and 21.
Should tho writs be set asldo tho ex
tradition proceedings will bo heard on
Whllo priests Intoned funeral chants
nnd melancholy bells rang In church
belfreys, the remains of tho late Arch
bishop Feelian were taken from tho
n'rcheplscopal residence In Chlcngo to
Holy Name cathedral Tuesday. Until
the final services are held tho portals
of the church will be open for thoso
who wish to look at the dead prelate.
GIVE$ MILLIONS TO CHARITY.
John M. Burke, Ninety Years Old, a
Since tho announcement of his gift
of $4,000,000 ns u fund for convnles
cents, John M. Burko bus been forced
to Instruct his servants not to
swer the door bell. Hundreds of
sons have called at the unostcntntlous
brown stono house In West Forty
seventh street, Now York, all asking
for nsslstonce, nnd mnny with prop
ositions Involving from a few thou
sand dollars to hundreds of thousnnds.
Mr. Burko continues tho even rou
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f j f
tlno of tho quiet, nlmost ccccntrlo
life ho hns led since his retirement
from business thirty years ago. Ho
docs not hesitate to go to the market
himself, nnd has several times been
seen on the street with n basket on
tils arm. Up to thirty years ago bo
was part of tho Hfo of bustling Now
York, but In tho Intervening years
ho has drawn within himself moro
and more until when tho nnnounco
ment wns made of his stupendous
charity few people could recall who
tho man wns.
Russell Sago and n few other an
elents among tho capitalists know
him well, nnd aro proud of his ac
quaintance, but ho has few or no
friends of this generation. Ho Is just
n placid old gentleman of tho sim
plest tastes, who Is neither n miser
nor a spendthrift. He hns no yacht, A
no horses or carriages, no palaco by
tho seaside, belongs to no clubs, and
has no fads. He lias never married,
his houso being kept for him by a
housekeeper who has been with him
forty yours. Ho has just passed hl.-
ninetieth birthday. ,
GOES TO MEET HEP HUSBAND.
Mrs. Peary Will Journey to the Arctic
to Welcome Him.
Mrs. Robert Edwin Peary, wire of
tho arctic explorer, who will soon
leave for tho North to meet her hiw l
band and return with him to olvlllz.i
tion, hns accompanied the daring vo.v
nger on moro thnn ono of his expeill
tions. Mrs. Peary's llttlo girl w.
born on ono of these hazardous trips
Tho explorer's wifo wns formerly MN
Josephine C. Dlotbitsch of Wnshtn-.
ton, nnd was married to Llcutonai''
Peary In 1888 while he was yet In hU
early fame, She has spent three yo::i
In tho arctics.
Tho wealthiest elergymnn In lh
United States was tho Into Dean Hoff
man, whoso estate is valued at $-.".
000,000. The wealthiest Judge W
Justice P. Henry Dngro of our Scwp
York Supreme conn. Ho Is vnrloun
ly styled P. Henry, Philip 11. and
Philip Henry Dngro. Tho value of
Justlco Dugro's estate Is not known,
but It Is well up among the millions.
Inheriting n largo fortune from hit
father, ho has, by shrewd real estul"
speculation, Increased it twenty-fold.
He Is ono of the younger generation
of Judges, not yet having attained hi
forty-seventh year, and hns been or
the bench over slnco 188(5.
Premier H.-s Syty-three Secretaries.
Tho antl-mlnlftorinl organs of Pnrn
nro Indignant because tho premier. M
Combes, employes slty-tlirou secre
taries. The Patrlo, after computing their
salaries, says that around 51. Combe
mo as many scribe.! a.! siMnulcl
Constantino Poipliyiogonetes; and
recalls tho fact that Louis XIV. in tlio
hlght of his splondoi employed but
nno secretary, whllo Napoleon tho
Great had only two- Baron do Mono
val and Boiirlemuv Paris Herald
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