Hemingford herald. (Hemingford, Box Butte County, Neb.) 1895-190?, February 28, 1896, Image 3

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to linluiiiio tlio l'rojeet.
Tlm Trnn,-MIllppt Kvponltlon.
Omaha, Feb. 21. At the request of a
committee of tlic Truns-Alississippi and
International Exposition compuny, a
number of business men of Omaha
gathered at the Coinmcreial club rooms
to confer with Senator Thurston re
garding the best means of expediting
legislation necessary to promote the
success of the exposition. Vice Prcsi
dent 0. W. Wattles of the Union Na
tional bank presided. Senator Thurs
ton nnd n number of leading business
men of Omaha were present.
Chairman Wattles said that consider
able progress hntl been made toward
securing the endorsement of the
.scheme. Among the bodies tiiat had
announced themselves in favor of it
were the Nebraska Press association,
the beet sugar convention of Nebraska,
the vnrious labor unions of Nebraska
and the Iowa legislature. He btated
that tho matter was now before the na
tional legislature, having been intro
duced In both the senate and the house.
He said that the action of the Trans
Mississippi congress had started tho
ball a-rolling, nnd that wherever the
plan had been mentioned it met with
instant favor. Ho said that great ad
vantages had come to the south through
the Atlanta exposition. He was sure
immigration nnd capital would be at
tracted to tho western states by the ex
position proposed.
onaior Thurston, who is chairman
of the senate committee having the bill
in hand, said that he came to the meet
ing for the purpose of learning the de
sire of tho Omalin people in regard to
the exposition more than to speak on the
matter himself. Ho said that he was
glad ho was chairman of the committee
to which the senate bill was referred,
since ho would have the opportunity of
giving it bis personal attention. He
thought the disposition of congress was
to give the exposition just about the
same amount of aid that was given to
"You will understand.'' said he, "tho
government of the United Slates is not
in the exposition business. All it docs
is to attend to the government exhibit.
It provides for tho formation of such
exhibits, its transportation, tho em
ployment of olllciais to look after it
and the erection and maintenance of a
building in which it may be housed
That's all tho aid that can bo expected.
Of course tho Columbian exposition was
nf national character and received more
Senator Thurston said that what lie
desired especially to know was the
amount o money tho business men
thought best to request. Ho said that
an appropriation sufficient to insure
success should be asked for. lest serious
criticism of the bill be challenged. He
thought that it might be wise to pass
the bill through the senate, with the
amount of the appropriation left blank.
'J he endorsement of thu senate would
liavo weight with tho house. Later
the senate would concur with the house
on any reasonable amount that the lat
ter might suggest. He recommended
hccuiuig endorsement from as many
states as possiblo and suggested that
,iro"i icnt men in other western states
be aslced to write to their representa
tives in congress concerning the enter
prise. "There is a disposition all
through tho country favorable to any
thing that the west may nsk for in
order to help itself. I've sounded sen
timent regarding it pretty thoroughly,
and can safely say that there will be no
serior.s objection encountered."
'.. T. Liudscy spoke of tho trip to
Iowa, He said that the people there
were as enthusiastic regarding it as
were the Nebraskans. "There is no
question but that every business man
and property owner iu this region is
buck of it with all his might."
Mr. Koiewater recommended that
S'.'MJ.OOO be asked for. He said that if
as much aid was secured as was given
Atlanta there would be no doubt that
the Omaha exposition would be a li.ueh
greater success. He declared that the
exposition would be the greatest thing
for Nebraska sinco it became a state.
lie urged active work all along the line.
and cspecally from now until the pas -
sage ot tlie uiii, wnicii must no secured
ueloro tho adjournment of congress.
He predicted that tlie moment the bill
became a law the value of Omaha prop
erty would go up 2.1 per cent.
Senator M hurston thought that tho
limit of the appropriation should be
fixed at S'.'OO.OOO. lie said that there
w-a. a great demand for keeping down
the exooiises of the government this
year, and that it was best to ask tor a
conservative amount ntthis time.
Mr. Lmdsey said that tho trans-Mississippi
region was an empire of twenty
four states, am) that the Omaha exposi
tion would completely outshine the ex
position of tho Cotton States. He
t nought that Nebraska's representa
tives wero proceeding upon an errone
ous assumption when they considered
that tlie exposition of 1S',I8 was to boon
the lovol with that held at Atlanta.
He urged an appropriation of 5100,000.
L II. Hradley favored a small appro
priation at tliis time, but wanted tho
limit of tho government's appropria
tion set at S500.0U0. Ilo thought that
but few present realized the great
scope of the exposition.
Senator Thurston said, "This is the
experience I've had with the gentle
men of Omaha. They don't like to play
to a bmall limit."
A vote on tho amount of the appro
priation to be asked for was almost
unanimous in deciding on S2.'0,ouu.
Congress will bu ashed to appropriate
K'O.OOO of this amount at once.
Tin- Fopo Approir a llecreo of Dhoree.
Halifax, N. S.,' Feb. 21. A decree
-of divorce, approved by Pope Leo, tho
tlrfct of its kind ever rocordud in Cnnn
da, baa been granted to John Keefe,
separating him trom his wife on tho
ground of infidelity on the part of thu
woman. ' Much interest is "excited by
tlie concession from Hume, as never
before has a divorce been recognized
in thih. country by a llonian Catholic
authority. The decree granted Keufe
is not only one of separation, but it
permits a remarriage. A legal disso
lution of the marriage iias also bean
obtained from tlie Supreme court.
Wilt In m Oraici n Itefined TSomt en ft
nni r i i.v
WAHiJfOTt.T, Fob. : i. Reprr.enta
Uvo folftou of Kentucky to-day intro
duced in the House a resolution to in
vestigate the action of Secretnry Cur
lisle in refusing to accent the hid of
William Grave for JM.MiO.OiM In bonds
at 11. tt Mill.
The Senate amendments to the mil
itary academy appropriation bill were
concurred in. The Senate bill to
amend section Btffli of the Rerlsed
Statutes, relative to the power of the
Secretary (if tho Treasury to remit or
mitigate lines, penalties and forfeit
ures was piinsed; also the Senate bill
relating to dual proof in timber cul
ture entries.
Mr. McMillln of Tennessee inquired
into the viTcct of the latter bill and
whether it had been indorsed by tho
commissioner of tho general land
olllce. "I do not want to appear enp
tious in these matters," said lie, "hut
only a few days ago an innocent look
lug bill, carrying 310,000, was brought
up here and I was assured that it had
the approval of the Interior depart
incuL Upon that assurance I with
drew opposition. I have since learned
that it did not have the upprovul of
tliu department and ttint it will cost
S.")00.0(i0 to carry out Its provisions,"
"Tho committee gave no such as
surance," said Air. Laeey, chairman of
the committee on nublio lands.
"Someone whom I supposed had
authority to speak did givo it," rc
plied Air. McMlllin.
Much Itoutlno Work I)Upocil Of Do
lmto Over Jnillmt Affair.
Washington, Feb. 22. Again tho
House attended strictly to business.
The conference report on the diplo
matic and consular bill was agreed to,
tlie Senate amendments to the pension
bill were sent to conference, and the
Indian appropriation bill wns taken
up. The latter bill carries S-.oao.Oii.'i,
or Sn:.'.7:: less than the law for the
eurient year. In connection with a
proposition to increase the salaries of
Indian inspectors from V00to $",000,
the salaries llxcd by law (the bills of
the last two years have only appro
priated S2,Ji00 each for these siilurios),
both Mr. Cannon and Mr. Oingley, the
Republican leaders on the lloor, ap
pealed to the majority In view of tho
situation of the treasury to keep down
expenses, and refuse to take a step iu
the direction of Increased salaries.
Hut their appeals wore in vain, and
the action of the committee on Indian
alfairs iu restoring tne salaries was
sustained. S7-.r'.'.
A bill was passed granting railroad
companies in the Indian Territory ad
ditional powers to secure depot
Mr. Flyun, the Oklnhoina delegate,
moved to strike out the appropriation
of SL'.fOO for live Indian inspectors,
whom Mr. Flj'nn termed "Hoke
Smith's personal body guard."
Mr. Dockcry. Democrat of Missouri,
moved, as an amendment, to reduce
the salaries of inspectors to S'f00
each, the amount of salaries fixed in
the current appropriation law. The
motion was defeated.
The committee rose with (he Flynn
amendment still pending.
At .1:10 p m. tlie House adjourned.
Hit Is Iti'liateil From I'rlson Will Join
Ills l'mnlly.
Washington. Feb. 22. Secretary
Olney received a cablegram to-day
from Ambassador Eustis, announcing
that Waller, the ex-consul at Mada
gascar, was released from pri-on to
day. It is expected that Waller will
join his family iu the United States.
As Waller is entirely destitute of
means. Ambassador Eutis has been
authorized by Secretary Olney to pro
vide him with transportation to the
United States. He has been iu prison
for nearly a year, having been ar
rested on the oth of March last, in
Aladagascar, and afterwards being
kept iu confinement in the military
prison iu France. The authorities
liere feel that they havo reason to be
gratified at tlie outcome of the case,
which, as revealed by the correspond
ence on the subject, came uearct
than the public wns aware at one time
i of leading to severance of diplomatic
' relations between the two republic?.
The point at issue was not whether
Waller wns guilty of the offense
.barged against him, but whether the
government had the right to insist
upon satisfying itself that the Ameri
can citizen hud had justice.
The Waller family announces that,
upor Waller's return from trance,
theywill return to Kansas, and will
live again in their old home iu Kuusas
City, Kan.
Tlilnl DMrli-t .Illsiniirl KeptthliunnA.
Excr.i.sion Si'HiMis, Mo.. Feb J2.
A call has been issued in tlie Third
district for the Republican delegate
convention to meet hero March 23 for
the purpose of selecting two delegates
to the national convention nt St.
Louis. The counties composing the
district with the number of delugates
to which each one is entitled arc as
follows: Caldwell b, Clay 2, Clinton 0,
Dekalb u, Davlos 0. Gentry 7, Harrison
10. Mercer 7, Hay l
I or Mi'Kliiluy anil I.eliucl.
Tni'HKA, Kan., Feb. 22. Gove county
has chosen her delegates to the
Wichita convention in tlie persons of
W. G. Helney and X. 12. Torrill. lloth
are enthusiastic for AlcKinley ami Le
land. Doniphan county also has
chosen her delegates and they are for
McICiuley nnd Leland. Tlie same is
true of Ellsworth county.
They Will not Agttlii Oppuin the CoimIiI
cnitlon of tlm .Mt-:mtiri-.
Washington, Feb. 55. The Populist
senators have now decided that when
the motion is renewed for tho consul.
oration of the tariJY bill, they will ;
cast their votes In the nfhnnatlve. If
they adhere to this decision they will
bo able to turn the timilt from tlm
( negative to tho alllrinative side of tho
scale, and thus secure', the considera
tion ol till! nieu&uri! in t hi Si'iiMti. niv.
vltling as large a number, of Kcpub-
1t...... c.,i.n,..M. ..A.n t. It... .It ...at '
a.s on the first occasion.) J
Thfi Subject t;niler lllneimloti In the
Semite- Mr. Cntl Nexerely ArriilRii-. Iln
Sp.witsli Cnicrnment for ltd Ailinlnl
trntlnn In Ciilin How Srnutor ('minim
unci Lodge SI unit on the, ijiiedtlon.
Senator Dlncun t'ulia.
Washington, Feb. 2!. Tho Senate
to-day, on motion of Air. Chandler,
postponed consideration of Air. Lodge's
resolution for an investigation of re
cent bond Issues until Monday.
Air. Cull, at 2 o'clock, called up tho
resolution to grant belligerent rights
to tho Cuban insurgents. Air. Cam
eron moved a substitute resolution re
questing tho President to oiler the
good ofllccs of this Government to
bring the war to a close.
Air. Call snnke. snvnrnlv nrrnlrrnltitr
the Spanish government for Hs admin
istration in Cuba. Senator Cameron
followed Air. Call. He referred to tho
fact that ho was iu President Grant's
cabinet at tho time of tho former
Cuban uprising. Ho objected to the
committee resolution as accomplishing
nothing nnd giving oil'euso to Spain
without extending any benefit to
Cuba. Ho wanted tho United States
to act. Ho urged that the miseries of
Cuba be brought to an end. GS"
Air. Lodge followed Air. Cameron In
a vigorous speech advocating the rec
ognition of Cuban independence. Ho
referred to the unfriendliness of not
only Spain but Franco and Khgland
as well at the time of the civil war.
A letter from Secretary Carlisle, as
to the coin nnd other money in circu
lation was read and ordered printed.
Air. Squire of Washington reported
favorably a bill requiring marine en
gineers to be American citizens. Mr.
l'ryo caned attention to recent re
marks of Air. Squire criticising tho un
American course of tlie international
steamship line. Air. Fryo declared
that the senator had unintentionally
misstated the facts, having been
"crammed with misinformation.
ItcrpUor Auilorxon OltJocU to tho Out nil
l'ni'llle ItoliiR I)lioi'il of Separately.
Washington, Feb. 2l. Air. Ander
son, a receiver of the Union Pacific
railroad, and ex-Congressman Coombs,
a government director, appeared be
fore the house committee on P.citlc
railroads to-day. They asked that the
I'ulqn and Central Pncillo roads bo put
up for sulo as a whole and given to
the highest bidder. Air. Anderson
submitted an amendment to thu bill
presented to Hie committee by him,
providing for the issuo of patents to
the several roads. The Union Pacific,
he said, had used the proceeds of the
sale of lands fcr tho payment of in
terest on bonds; what was done with
the money secured from tho bonds he
did not know. The Union Pacific
was very much misunderstood as
to its financial ability, for, though
it was. insolvent, It had been
able to pay every bill for operating
expenses. The proposition to sell the
properties in separata parts was not
good. They should bo sold as a whole,
and in that way would bring a much
higher price than otherwise. AH
propositions for any other solution
than a sale ho aid, would meet with
opposition from Congress, for however
meritorious they might be, it wits im
possible to secure a unanimity of opin
ion from so largo a body.
Air. Coombs agreed with the propo
sition that the roads bhould bu sold
together nnd carry out tho original
plan that they should be a through line
from tho Missouri river to the Pacific.
Thd government would probably ob
tain S7."i,()00,COO from them. It might
be well, ho suiil, for tho government
to protect itself by making nn upset
price. It would nlso bo well to bring
those persons owning terminal facili
ties into the suit to settle the question
whether tho terminals bhould be sold
with the road. Tho government
should not sell its lien upon tho prop
erties. If wo can rid ourselves of this
railroad scandal, he said, the value of
our stocks all over the world would
Mm First Rone llroko nnd Flt7rnilI
Dlil Not I.os Coimi'lotinnea.
St. Louis, Alo., Feb. 21. James
Fitzgerald was hanged here this fore
noon for the murder of his sweet
heart, Annie Nncssens, on tho night
of November 2i, 18D.1. Fitzgerald was
taken to tho gallows nt 10 o'clock,
bound in the usual way, tho black cap
adjusted, tho trap sprung and tlie eul
put shot down six feet, but not to
death. The rope broko and tho vic
tim lay . struggling on the ground be
neath the gallows. '1 lie black cap
was instantly removed by the doctors,
who found Fitzgerald still conscious.
Stimulants wero given and lie revived
and was taken into the morgue a few
feet away, where ho was cured for by
tho doctors.
A new rope was sent for at once,
and at 1 1 o'clock the sick and trem
bling, but nervy victim, was again
taiteu to the scail'old. At Jl:0'i thu
trap was ngaln sprung. Ills neck was
Wullrr'n I'urilou SlKiion.
Washington. Feb. 21. Secretary
Olney this morning received the fol
lowing cablegram announcing the
pardoning of ex-Consul John L.Waller
by President Fnure of France: "Paris,
Feb. 20. Tho President signed this
morning Waller's pardon- Orders aro
being issued for his release (Signed)
X lCuj-n L'iCil lii .Stfrl-MaMiic.
Chicago, Feb. t!t. The Illinois Steel
company is making plans to use tho
Roentgen photography for tho detec
tion of ilaivH in steel. If experiments
along tills line are successful one of
the greutest benefits of tho new pho
tography will accrue to manufactur
ing and metallurgy.
Alrn, Steveinnu I'resldent OenoruL
Washington, Fob. 2;. Tho Daugh
ters of tho Amuricun Revolution to
day unanir.Toufcly elected Mrs. Steven
sou, wife of the Vice President, as
president general.
luilinn T.olili' IMuhliic a Strong IMfilit
ARtlnt tho Mm mi re.
Wamunutox, Feb. 2!. Chairman
Dawes of tho commission that bohra
his name occupied practically tho
whole of tho titno that the Indian
nffuirs committee of the llouso wns
able to givo thu commission to-day.
His address was In support of tho bill
for the government of tho territory.
A concerted effort to dofent tho
measure appears to bo making pro
gress. President Clovolnnd nssttred
tho Indians and tho commissioners
alike that he would sign any measure
which came to him preserving the gen
eral features of tho bill tentatively
submitted by tho Dawes commission.
Acting upon that information, tho
Indian lobby is manifesting tlie strong
est zeal in behalf of amendments
which would tnnko tho bill extremely
radical. In House and Senate alike
tho lobby is luborlng for its defeat.
riicjr Auk Concrr' for Itcrlprornl I.pjttii
lut Ion In I'orplcn Mnrl(it.
Washington, Feb. 21. Tho ofllcer.
and members of tho executive board
of tho National Live Stock Exchange
ot Chicago, SL Louis, Kansas City and
Omaha wero given a hearing by tho
Somite committee on agriculture yes
terday. They asked for reciprocal
legislation which would open tho
foreign markets' to American live
stock and while thoy suggested
no especial plan, urged that
Congress assist in finding n
way to do tills. They complained
especially of tho restrictions placed
upon importations of American cattlo
by foreign countries and contended
that there was no foundation for tho
charge that American livo stock is
Senators Wnrrcn, Gear and Gcorgo
were appointed a sub-coiiimitteo to in
vestigate the question and report.
Tho Wlurd Snrrnpil In TiikltiR tin In
Muiitunroii" I'li-turo.
OiiANGK, N. .1., Feb. 2'.. After ex
perimenting for two weeks in his Jab
oratory in West Orange, Thomas A.
Kdi.sou yesterday succeeded in taking
an instantaneous photograph by means
of tlie Roentgen rays from llorescent
tubes, tho rays having penetrated a
heavy cardboard and vulcanized fibre
plated holder. In another experiment
a sharply defined image of u metal
strip was made on a plate with four
and one-half inches of wood between
the plate and the llorescent tube, and,
after an exposure of twelve minutes,
the photograph was taken. Air. Edi
son said by tho cntl of tho present
week lie will be ready to try to tuko a
picture of tho human head and make
other interesting photographic exper
S'linVrlnc From n Stroko of Apoplexy
iiml Can I.lvr Only a Fmr lloiit-K.
Ashi:Ii.i.k, N. C, Fell si. The rend
ing public of America will hear with
regret that Edgar W. Nye, tho "Hill"
Nye of the world of humor, whoso
writings have inado tho whole world
laugh, is seriously ill at his home nt
liuck Shoals, eight miles south of
Abbeville. Ho is buffering from a
stroke of apoplexy. 1 L iu thought ho
can live only a few hours.
Kiiii'ns City Time Pold to tho needier
for 8,:i(l().
Kansas Citv, Alo., Ecb. 21. Tho
Kansas City Times was sold to-day ut
sheriffs sale and bought by Wiley O.
Cox, tho receiver, for $82,300. Mr.
Cox represented a syndicato of promi
nent Missouri Democrats. Air. Cox
will bo the publisher anil make it u
straight out Democratic paper.
Forty Curs of Implement".
Omaha. Neb., Feb. 21. The Union
Pacific this morning sent out a train
of forty cars of agricultural imple
ments to Snake River valley, Idaho,
and Utah. It is consigned to ono of
the co-operative concerns of Salt Like
City. It is ono of tho largest tdnglo
shipments of machinery in the history
of iho West, and is designed to assist,
in irrigation work iu thu great Snnko
river valley.
I.rglnlntorn Itesent t'nrll!o's Letter.
OwKNsnor.o, Ky., Feb. 21. Tho
Daily Alcssenger published last night
responses from eighteen Democratic
members of thu legislature severely
criticising Secretary Carlisle's letter,
in which he declines to advise hound
money men to vote for Illackburn.
Nearly all say it looks like Carlisle is
making a bid for thu senntorship him
self. Left a Mlnlnturn Collin mi 111 DoorKtep
Pr.nnv, Ok In., Feb. 21. Twenty
miles north of here a fow nights ngo
whltecapslefta miniature colllu on tho
doorsteps of L. A. Irwin.- On tho
colllu wero inscribed the words:
"Whitccaps 177." Insldo the coffin
was three feet of rope. It is thought
it was left there by Irwin's contest
ants to scare htm out of tho country.
W. W. Aator' LiiBiioment.
London, Feb. 21. Tlie Leeds Alcr
eury says thu engagement of William
Waldorf Astor and Lady Randolph
Churchill, formerly Aliss Jennie Je
rome of New York, will be announced
shortly. Airs. Astor died December
22, 181H. and L-rd Randolph Churchill
died January 21, 1895.
Ml l.imelllnj; u- a Danrlni; Temiher.
Ei.doiiaho, Kun., Fob. 21. AHss.Ies
siu Lcwclling, daughter of ex-Governor
Lewelling, of Wichita, opened a
dancing class hero yesterday with
forty pupils, and gave a public recop
tion, which was attended by a num
ber of leading citizens.
Ileln ti Ouhernutorlut CuiulMutu.
Soi-tji Uknd, Intl., Fob, 21. The
Tribune says that Eugene V. Debs
will accept the Populist nomination
for governor of Indiana on a platform
favoring the free coinage of silver and
in opposition to corporations.
Cinuo of thn l'xilolon n Slyntory Mn
I'hlitrry Wn ri'diod, nnd It U Iiu
.nll.ln to ot Air Into tin Shaft
On nnd Moulin Inlerfi-rii With tho
Work of Unii'tin (IriMil I.ulior to K
cover llodlrn of tho Miner.
llUti'ter In n Conl Mine.
Nr.wc.V8Tt.n, Feb. Col., 31). An un
known number of men aro dead as the
result of a terrible explosion that oc
curred in thu Vulcan mine, one ot tho
coal properties of the Atchison, To
poka and San la Fo Railway company,
at 11:20 yesterday forenoon. Usually
sovonty-llvo iiion nro employed in the
mine, but less than this number were
at work when tho explosion occurred
yesterday. There is little doubt that
all who wero at work aro dead.
Tho number of victims cannot now
bo accurately muted, e.stunatos run
ning from fifty to seventy. Thosu
best informed think the number is
very likely between fifty-live and
sixty. Tho excitement at present is j
so Intense that ell'orts to secure a
complete list nro useless. I
Tho only man who got out of tiio
mines at the time of the explosion
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!-, JjUtllll 11UIUII, Will' ,l'- lll-4l bill!
mouth of thu tunnel nnd wus blown
out. His ckull was fractured, arm
broken, the face badly cut and burned
and nil tho hair burned from his head,
Ho was breathing when found, but
expired shortly after without showing
consciousness. Thu miners who es
caped direct death from the explosion
must havo been quickly suffocated by
gas, us all means of ventilation wero
cut. otL
The first news of the disaster was n
report as from HtO cannon. People
rushed out of their homes nnd places
of business to seu what had happened
and one look toward tlie Vulcan mine
was Ktitllcicut, for a dense cloud of
smoke issuing from tho mouth of thu
slope told tho tale of death. A throng
of people was soon at thu scene of dis
aster, a distance of nearly two miles
iruin .Nuw'custle. A glance was euougli
to dissipute any hope for the lives of
thu entombed men. The forco of tho
explosion had caused a cuvo-lnaud tho
tunnel and air courses were filled with
tho fallen rock, earth and timbers.
Roth fan houses wore wrecked ami the
slope anil vicinity wero so full of tlie
debris nnd the gas wus so bud that it
was hard anil dangerous work to
begin the rescue.
Nevertheless, willing hands were
soon at work and ilvo men went down
as far as possible to ascertain tho con
dition of tho slope and found it bitch
that it will require great labor to re
cover the bodies of the miners. The
gas was so bud that after thu party
liad gotten 200 feet thoy were com
pelled to return.
As soon ns the news of the explosion
reached Newcastle, Superintendent
Paul llloitut closed the minus of the
Colorado Fuel and Iron company, unit,
taking his miners, left for thu Vulcan
minus, where ull are actively at work
aiding in tho attempts at rescue.
There are two shafts in addition to
thu oho in which the explosion took
place. In the upper of these tw'o the
rescuers aro in about 300 feet and it is
thiough this that the air can be forced
into some ot tho rooms, but none of
those in the mliiu have como out, and
it Is feared that this is cpnclusivc evi
dence that all aro dend.
The causu of the explosion is not yet
known. Tho coal fields in which tho
Vulcan mine is located havo been
troubled with subterranean gases for
many years. In ninny places over an
uivn of eighty to 100 miles binoko has
issued from crevices in the rocks since
tho country wn''irst known to white
men, uutl in later years more than one
valuable coal mine has been destroyed
by lire breaking inio the workings. A
little over a year ago thu mines of the
Vulcan company had to be Hooded on
this account, and the old workings
have never been reopened. The drift
w here yesterday'n accident occurred
was u new one. It Is thought the dis
aster may have been caused by the
breaking into an iinmenso pocket of
gus, generated by these everlasting
fires. On February S, Stato Coal Mine
Inspector Griffith inspected the mine
and pronounced it in splendid condi
tion anil tlie work is said to have been
done nt all times in the most careful
Seed DUtrllmtloii Mmlo OldlKHtory Upon
llin Heerotnry.
Washington, Fob. 20. The houso
yesterday passed the agricultural ap
propriation bill. It carries $3,lr.8.102.
The section of the Revised Statutes
for tho purchasu and distribution of
"rnru anil uncommon'' seeds, which
Secretary Aiortou declined to executo
in the current appropriation law, was
repealed, the appropriation for seeds
was Incienscd from 3l.i0.0H0 to
S1.0, 000, and its execution was
made mandatory upon the secretary.
Mr. Cousins of Iowa introduced his
ameudmdut to reduce Air. Morton's
sulnry from 8,000 to Si.1 until ho ex
pended the appropriation iu the cur
rent law, but the amendment was
ruled out on a point of order. Several
umciidinents to the meat inspection
uctof 18!)!, recommended by Secretnry
.Morton, which would havo given him
additional power to enforce regula
tions and have strengthened tho Jaw
by tho imposition of penalties for vio
lations, wero stricken out.
liujHirtunt If 1'run.
Sr. PKTKKsmnin, Feb. 20. Tho
young king of Coren is here seeking
the protection of Russia for his coun
try. His vislVis supposed to bo a pro
found secret.
An Imll.inu Kmhuzzler Shoot Himself.
Indianai'oi.is, Feb. 20. Charles S.
Na.worthy, assignee of tho American
Lounge company, wus removed from
his trust at noon yesterday by Judgo
Rrown of tho Circuit court. He wus
cited to appearand produco his reports
before noon. He disregarded tho cita
tion and a warrant wns issued for htm.
He lias about SaOl) of the Loungo Com
pany's money. It is alleged that ho
is short in his accounts as deputy
county prosecutor. Ho is a member of
the Alarion 'club and is a Knight of
Pythias. Tills afternoon Nnzworthy
attempted suicide. He cannot live.
'jUMimitiiaim m'iiJiwMiijriaTiuu-uu-umLii,B3p
I Mmnci Miotif 3liner,
When Senator Mephon Ti. Elltlnswaf
I in Philadelphia thi other day he told
n inWyeating story of his election to
his iireiWiit oeat. "I was killing in my
uttiny at my country home," unld he.
' unaiting the returns that would tell
me whether or not I hntl been choneii
to take tho place of Jsenator Camden.
The operator at tho telegraph station
had orders to open all tolograms ml
i! rennet! to me, itntl to teicpliono their
contents to mo immediately. Suddenly
the telephone rang, and the children's
goverue, who answered tho 'phone,
camo to mc and told me the portion nt
the other end of the wire was saying
something about 'fdioes.'sho couldn't
quite make it out, 'Oh,' said I, 'U'h my
wife's shocuinker, probably. Tell him
to let tlie matter rest until tomorrow.'
She delivered tho message, but returned
shortly to say that the man insisted
upon talking to me. I went to thu tel
ephone. It was the telegraph opera
tor, and the message ho wns trying to
send mo was: 'When shall I send you
my shoes? Johnson R. Camden.' Then
1 knew that I had been chosen to fill
tho shoes of that worthy gentleman.'
Philadelphia. Record.
tlnpiirdouithln l'rrniiiupllon.
"You know thoflo people thut livo in
that two story houso across tho way -the
Gumpersons. or some such name?"
"Yes, I know them when I sco
"I havo a passing ncqualnlunco with
them. Speak to them when I meet any
of them on the street. Well, ono of
the girls stopped mo whllo 1 was out
walking the other morning. She said,
'Allssllighlly, your houso wasn'tbroken
Into last night and robbed, wns It." I
said: 'No. Why'." And hc said
'I'm gltid to hear It- I dreamed Inst
night somebody hntl got into your
house through the kitchen window and
stolen ever so many valuable things.'
Think ot the presumption of itt Dream
ing about ubI And thoy aren't In our
sot at all." Chicago Tribune.
Okliilioimi nnd tho litilliui Territory.
A well-known Now York financier,
who recently nindo a busincfm nnd
pleiitmro trip through Oklahoma and
tho Indian Territory, in a letter to a
friend gives some very interesting data
and information relutlvo to "Tho Land
of tho Fnlr God." Ho nays, in part:
"When 1 recall my cxpcrloncea, while In
Oklulmmtt nnd tho Indlnn Territory, It
sceiiiB to mo to bo more like a dream
than a reality. 1 never wna more fa
vorably impressed with a people, and
tho lesourceB of tho country are truly
"Ilcforo ninklng thin trip I was Im
bued with tho Idea, so provnlent anions
tho pcoplo of tho oast, that thlu terri
tory liavo llttlo In common with the in
terests of our people, nnd wbb n plnce
fitted more by nnturo for an abode for
tho rod man and a rendezvouu for oitt
lnwa than n homo for a civilized and
Christian people. A pcrsoual investi
gation nnd inspection of, tho country
early dispelled this Idea, nnd I found
that nliip-tentha of tho scnsntlopnl arti
cles of outlawry and other tragedlea
credited to that country ominated alonu
from tho fertllo brain ot some ovor-cu-tliualastlc
newspaper correspondent.
"Tho Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific,
the AtchiBon, TopcUa & Santa' Fo, tho
Choctaw, Oklahoma &. Gulf and thu
, AllBnoiirl, KniiBaB & Toxaa syBtems of
railroads each lend into and across thi.i
country, and tho groat amount of cattle,
hogs, wheat, cotton and other protluco
.hipped out from thoro evidenced tho
fact of tho fertility of the soil and the
productiveness of tho country.
"Tho Indian Territory 13 rich In IU
J mineral landB and coal lleldB, and these
lntiustrieB nro only in tholr Infancy,
while tho cheapness of tho land and
rich soil over tho greater part of Okla
homa offers Inducements to capitalist:)
aa well as the farming and laboring
class of our people.
"There is still Home fair hunting iu
the Kcchl hills, southwest of Anni
daiko and In the Gloss mountains, and
the streams aro well supplied with fish.
"Crop prospects aro exceptionally
good, and undoubtedly the coming sea
son will see a largo emigration from thij
cast to that country."
Airs. Emily Crawford, the well-known
Paris correspondent, contributes to the
March Century a biographical sketch
ot Alcxandro Dumas tho older. The
article is a succession of anecdotes of
the old novelist, und presents him in a
very picturesque light Mrs. Crawfonl
has an account of the Iiohemians and
"sponges" who took advantage of Du
mas' prodigality, and of his architec
tural folly, thu Chateau Alonto Cristo,
with its strange menagerie.
Spolllnt; I'otiitoen.
In a bulletin issued by Prof. Snyder
of tho Alinucsota State Agricultural
college he makes a point of interest to
the housewife lie shows that where
fiotatocs aro peeled and started to boil
ng in cold water there is a. loss of 80
per cent of tho total albumen, and
where they aro not peeled and started
In hot water this loss iu reduced to 'i
per cent. A bushel of potatoes weigh
ing sixty pounds, containing about two
pounds of total nitrogenous compounds
when properly cooked one-half pound
is lost, containing six-tenths of a
pound of the most valuable proteids.
It requires all of tho protein from
nearly two pounds of round beefsteak
to replace tho loss of protoin from im
properly boiling a bushel of potatoes.
ine j'.mpire ot the Spaniards, founded
In America after Its discovery by Col
umbus, comprised about twelve million
square miles of territory.
The Chinese train the cormorant as a
nshlnir bird. A ring Is placed around
the bird's neck, which prevents its
swa.liQ.wlns' the flab It takes.
With tho March issue, tho Atlantic
Alonthly begins two important serlesof
pnpers. Tho Irish in American Life,
by II. C. Alerwiu, is tho first of the
promised articles on Race Characteris
tics in American Life. Under tho gen
eral heading. The Case of the Public
School, the Atlantic will discuss tha
payment and standing of teashers
throughout tho country. Over ten
thousand teachers have been requested
to contribute information as the basis
of these papers. Tho first, Ttao Wit
nefcs of tho Tenoher, by G. Stanley Hal,
presldont of Clark University, Yorces
ter, Mass., appears in this issue.