Custer County Republican. (Broken Bow, Neb.) 1882-1921, March 16, 1899, Image 7

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"Thwre Fell a Great Star from Heaven ,
Ilarntni ; It Wer and It Fell Cjion
the Third Fort of th * Itlreri , Etc. "
n r. 81 10.
Patrick and Lowth , Thomas Scott ,
Matthew Henry , Albert Barnes and
some other commentators say that the
star Wormwood of my text was a typo
of Attlla , king of the Huns. Ho was
BO called because ho was brilliant as
a star , and , Hko wormwood , ho embit
tered everything ho touched. Wo have
studied the Star of Dothlohcm , and the
Morning Star of Revelation , and the
Star of Peace , but my subject calls us
to gaze at the star Wormwood , and my
theme might bo called Brilliant Blttor-
A moro extraordinary character his
tory does not furnish than this man ,
Attlla , the king of the Huns. The
atory goes that ono day a wounded
heifer come limping along through the
fields , and a herdsman followed Its
bloody track on the grass to see whore
the heifer was wounded , and went on
back , further and further , until he
came to a sword fast in the earth , the
point downward as though it bad
dropped from the heavens , and against
the edges of this sword the holfer had
been cut. The herdsman pulled up
that sword and presented It to Attlla.
AttlU said that sword must have drop
ped from the heavens from the grasp
of the god Mars , and Its being given to
him meant that Attlla should conquer
and govern the whole earth. Other
mighty men have been delighted at be
ing called liberators , or the Merciful ,
or the Good , but Attila called himself ,
and demanded that others call him ,
"Tho Scourge of God. "
At the head of seven hundred thou
sand troopa , mounted on Cappadocian
horses , he swept everything , from the
Adriatic to the Block sea. He put his
iron heel on Macedonia and Greece and
Thrace. He made Milan and Pavla
and Padua and Verona beg for mercy ,
which he bestowed not. f he Byzan
tine castles , to meet his ruinous levy ,
put up at auction massive silver tables ,
and VOSOB of solid gold. When a city
was captured by. him the Inhabitants
were brought out and put Into throe
classes : The first class , those who
could bear arms , must Immediately en
list under Attlla or bo butchered ; the
second class , the beautiful women.were
made captives to the Huns ; the third
class , the aged men and women , were
robbed of everything and let go back
to the city to pay a heavy tax.
It was a common saying that the
grass never grew where the hoof of
Attlla's horse had trod. His armies
reddened the waters of the Seine and
the Mosejle and the. Rhino with car
nage , and fought on hc Catalonlan
plains tthe fiercest , battle since the
world stood 300,000' 'dead left on the
field. On and on until all those who
could not oppose him with arms lay
prostrate on their faces In prayer ; then
a cloud of dust was seen in the dis
tance , and a bishop cried , "It Is the
aid of God ; " and all the people took
up the cry , "It Is the aid of God. " As
the cloud of dust was blown aside , the
banners of .reinforcing armies marched
In to help against Attlla , "the Scourge
of God. " The most unimportant oc
currences he used as a supernatural
resource. After three months of fail
ure to capture the city of Aqullela ,
when his army had given up the siege ,
the flight of a stork and her young
from the tower of the city was taken
by him as a sign that ho was to cap
ture the city ; and his army , Inspired
with the same occurrence , resumed the
siege and took the walls at a point
from which the stork had emerged. So
brilliant was the conqueror in attire
that his enemies could not look at him ,
but shaded their eyes or turned their
Slain on the evening of his marriage
by his bride , Ildlco , who was hired for
the assassination , his followers bewail
ed him , not with tears , but with blood ,
cutting themselves with knives and
lances. He was put Into three coffins ,
the first of iron , the second of silver ,
and the third of gold. He was burled
by night , and Into his grave was
| j
poured the most valuable coins and
precious stones , amounting to the
wealth of a kingdom. The grave dig
gers and those who assisted at the
burial were massacred , so that It would (
never bo known where so much wealth '
was entombed.
The Roman empire conquered the
world , but Attlla conquered the Ro
man empire. Ho was right In calling
himself a scourge , but Instead of being
"the Scourge of God , " ho was the
scourge of hell.
Because of his brilliancy and bitter
ness , the commentators might well
have supposed him to bo the star
Wormwood of the text. As the re
gions ho devastated were parts most
opulent wltn fountains and streams
and rivers , you see how graphic my
text la : "There fell a great star from
heaven , burning as It were a lamp , and
It fell upon the third part of the riv
ers , and upon the fountains of waters ,
and the name of the star Is called
Wormwood. "
Have you ever thought how many
embittered lives there arc all about us ,
misanthropic , morbid , acrid , saturn
ine ? The European plant from which :
wormwood Is extracted , Artemisia ab
sinthium , Is a perennial plant , and all
the year round It la ready to exude Us
oil. And In many human lives there
Is a perennial distillation of acrid ex
periences. Yea , there are some whose
whole work Is to shed a baleful Influ
ence on others. There are Attllns uof
the home , Attllas of the social circle
Atttlas of the church , Attllas of the
state , and one-third of the waters of
all the world , if not two-thirds of the
waters arc poisoned by the falling of
the star Wormwood. It la not com
plimentary to human nature that most
men , ns soon ns they got great power ,
become overbearing. The more power
men have the better , If their power
bo used for good. The less power men
have the better If they use It for evil.
Birds circle round and round and
round before they swoop upon that
which they arc aiming for. And If my
discourse so far has been * swinging
round and round , this moment It drops
straight on your heart , and asks the
question , Is your life n benediction to
others , or an embltterment , a blessing
or a curse , a balsam or a wormwood ?
Some of you , I know , are morning
stars , and you arc making the dawning
life of your children bright with gra
cious Influences , and you are beaming
upon all the opening enterprises of
philanthropic and Christian endeavor ,
and you are heralds of that day of Gos-
pollzatlon which will yet flood all the
mountains and valleys of our sin-ac
cursed earth. Hall , morning start
Keep on shining with encouragement
and Christian hope !
Some of you arc evening stars , and
you are cheering the last days of old
people ; and though a cloud sometimes
comes over you through the querrul-
ousness or unreasonableness of your
aged father and mother , It' Is only for
a moment , and the star soon comes out
clear again and is seen from all the
balconies of the neighborhood. The
old people will forgive your occasion
al shortcomings , for they themselves
several times lost their patience with
you when you were young , and per
haps whipped you when you did not
deserve It. Hall , evening star ! Hang
on the darkening eky your diamond
coronet. * *
What Is true of Individuals Is true of
nations. God sots them up to revolve
as stars , but they may fall wormwood.
Tyre the atmosphere of the desert ,
fragrant with spices coming in cara
vans to her fairs ; all seas cleft Into
foam by the keels of her laden mer
chantmen ; her markets rich with
horses and camels rom Togarmah ; th *
bazaar filled with upholstery from He
dan , with emerald and coral and agate
from Syria , with mines from Holbon ,
with embroidered work from Ashur
and Chllmnd. Where now the gleam of
her towers ? where the roar of her
chariots ? where the masts of her ships ?
Lot the fishermen who dry their nets
where once she stood ; lot the sea that
rushes upon the barrenness where
once she challenged the admiration of
all nations ; let the barbarians who set
their rude tents where once her pal
aces glittered , answer the questions
She was a star , but by her own sin
turned to wormwood , and has fallen.
Hundred-gated Thebes for all tlmo
to bo the study of antiquarian and
hieroglyphtst ; her stupendous ruins
spread over twenty-seven miles ; her
sculptures presenting In figures of war
rior and chariot the victories with
which the now forgotten kings of
Egypt shook the nations ; her obelisks
and columns ; Karnac and Luxor , the
stupendous temples of her pride ! Who
can imagine the greatness of Thebes
In those days , when the hippodrome
rang with her sports and foreign roy
alty bowed nt her shrines , and her
avenues roared with the wheels of pro
cessions in the wake of returning con-
qucrord ? What dashed down the visIon -
Ion of chariots and temples and
thrones ? What hands pulled upon the
columns of her glory ? What ruthlessness -
ness defaced her sculptured wall anil
broke obelisks and left her Indescrib
able temples great skeletons of gran-
Uo ? What spirit of destruction spread
the lair of wild beasts In her royal sepulchers -
ulchers , and taught the miserable cot
tagers of today to build huts In the
courts of her temples , and sent deso
lation and ruin skulking behind the
obelisks and dodging among the sar
cophagi , and leaning against the col
umns , and stooping under the arches ,
and weeping in the waters which go
mournfully by , as though they were
carrying the tears of all ages ? Lot
the mummies break their long silence
and como up to shiver In the desola
tion , and point to fallen gates and
shattered statues and defaced sculp
ture , responding : "Thebes built not ono
temple to God. Thebes hated right
eousness and loved sin. Thebes was
a star , but she turned to wormwood
and has fallen. "
* * *
From the persecutions of the Pll-
grim Fathers and the Huguenots In
other lands , God set upon these , shores
a nation. The council-fires of the aborigines
rigines went out In the greater light
of a free government. The sound of
the war-whoop was exchanged , for tlw
thousand wheels of enterprise and
progress. The mild winters , the fruit
ful summers , the healthful skies
charmed from other lands a race of
hardy men , who loved God and wanted
to bo free. Before the woodman's axe
forests fell , and rose again Into ships
masts and churches' pillars. Cities on
the banks of the lakes began to rlva
cities by the sea. The land quakes
with the rush of the rail car , and the
waters are churned white with the
steamer's wheel. * Fabulous bushels o
Western wheat meet on the way fabu
lous tons of Eastern coal. Furs from
the North pass on the rivers fruits
from the South. And trading In the
same market are Maine lumberman
and South Carolina rice merchant , and
Ohio farmer , and Alaska fur dealer
And churches and schools and asy
lums scatter light and love and mercj
and salvation upon seventy millions o
I pray that our nation may not copy
the crimes of nations that have per
Ished ; that our cup of blessing turn
not to wormwood and wo go down ,
am by nature and by grace nn optimist
and I expect that this country wll
continue to ndvnnco until the world
shall reach the millennia ! era , Our
only safety Is In righteousness toward
God and Justlm toward man. If wo
forget the goodness of the Lord to this
land , am ! break his Sabbaths , and Im
prove not by the dire disasters that
have again and again conic to us ns a
people , and wo learn savins lesson
neither from civil war nor i aging epi
demic , nor drought , nor mlldow , nor
scourge of locust and grasshopper ; 'f '
the political corruption which has
poisoned the "fountains of public vir
tue , and besllmed the high places of
authority , making free government at
times . a hissing and a byword In all
the earth ; If the drunkennebs and li
centiousness . that stagger and blas
pheme j in the streets of our great cities
fit though they were reaching after
the fame of a Corinth and a Sodom ,
are not repented of. we will yet see
the smoke of our nation's ruin ; the pll-
lars of our National and State CapItols -
Itols will fall moro disastrously than
when Sanihon pulled down Dagon ; and
future historians will record , upon the
page bedewed with generous tears , the
story that the free nation of thr West
arose in splendor which made the
world stare ; It had magnificent possi
bilities. ! It forgot God. It hated Jus
tice. It hugged its crimes. It halted
on Its high march. It reeled under the
blow of calamity. It fell. And as it
was going down , all the despotisms of
arth , from the top of bloody thrones ,
egan to shout : "Aha ! BO would we
ave It ! " while struggling and op-
ressed peoples looked out from dun-
eon bars , with tears and groans , and
rles of untold agony , the scorn of
hose , and the woe of these , uniting In
he exclamation : "Look yonder !
There fell a great star from heaven ,
urnlng as it were a lamp , and It fell
pen the third part of the rivers , and
upon the fountains of waters , ; and the
lame of the star Is called Worm
wood ! ' "
ilic Hufferrd , but Announced There Wni
n Cure In Sight.
A woman from near Sabatls came
nto Lewlston after n doctor to go out
and visit her daughter , who was 111
n bed , ns she said , the other nlgnt.
The woman explained that once a week
is sure as ascertain night cnmo around ,
the daughter was taken 111 and went
o bed with all the symptoms of appcn-
llcitis , as soon as supper time came.
The doctor didn't like going out to
Sabatls In the cold , but went. The
woman said that her daughter didn't
< now that she was coming In after the
loctor. She had gone to bed and
ocked the door of her room. When
there the doctor warmed himself while
the lady wont up to tell her daughter
that the doctor was there. In a little
while the woman came down , and ,
with a scared face , said that the door
was locked and she could not arouse
the girl. The doctor went up and tried
: o shako open the door , but It would
not shnke. So the father of the young
ady put his shoulder to the door nud
forced It open. There was no ono .1
.ho ' room , and the bed had not been
: umbled. That they were startled Is
putting It light. They adjourned to the
kitchen , and finally went out to search
for the girl. Nothing was found of
her , and the next morning they were
talking of it nt breakfast tlmo when
down she came from the bedroom as
If she had been asleep In her bed all
night. The consternation on their faces
showed that she was found out , and
she confessed that she had been going
to dances once a week ; and that In
stead of being 111 when she went to bed ,
she went out her window , and In that
way found her way to the street , where
a beau waited for her. "But I am go
ing to be married now , and It will
not make much difference whether I
go to the dance with your consent or
not , " she said. Lewlston Journal.
Its Slimline * " "d SuKftentloi'K Are Ito-
yonil All Tniimliitlou.
Mexico Is a land of many tongues ;
but above the Indian dialects and
Spanish thcro Is one universal lan
guage , the language of signs , says
Modern Mexico. It is the most ex
pressive of all ; the Mexican eye and
hand are eloquent members. It Is
capable of Infinite variation ; its shadIngs -
Ings and suggestions are beyond all
translation. But there are certain ges
tures that have a fixed meaning , a sig
nification well understood to every na
tion aud every tribe from Guatemala
to Texas. A general upward move
ment of the body , shoulders shrugged ,
eyebrows raised , lips pouted , the palms
outspread vary In meaning from "I
don't know and I don't care" to a most
lespectful , "Really , sir , I do not under
stand you. " The Index finger moved
rapidly from right to left , generally
before the face , means , "No more , " or
simply "No. " To move the right hand
palm outward from the body toward
another person means , "Just wait ; I'll
bo even with you yet. " The Index fin
ger on the temple , moved with a boring
twist means , "He's drunk. " The right
hand held to the lips throe fingers
doubled , thumb and llttlo finger erect ,
varies from "He drinks" to "Have one
with me. " To move the open hand
over the cheek In Imitation of a razor
has reference to the Idiom "playing
the barber" and means "to flatter. " All
four fingers and the thumb held points
together and moved toward the mouth
means "to cat. " The right hand held
before the face , the two mlddlu fingers
moving rapidly , Is a familiar saluta
Two commercial travelers were com
paring notes. "I have been out three
weeks , " said the first , "and I have
only got four orders. " "That beats
mo , " said the other. "I have been out
four weeks , and have only got ono
order , and that's from the firm to como
home. "
Whoaton's Now Britfnclo Ad
vances on the Enemy.
Tliry Find It Bnfrr mid More Couiforlnbl *
lo Slnjr In Trriiflirn A'o Outlirrftk 1 *
Apprrlinidrd In .tlHiillu City Well ! * > -
llr d , but rr * tnrc if Women , llnucirr
U llir < > i - > i | : < < d Work for I lie Tnrmttjr-
MANILA , March III. Ueifral
Wheaton'H newly formed divisional
brigade ( ) advanced at 7 a. m. from SHU
edro | Macatl for the purpose of cor
ralling the enemy. It is now moving
on 1'aslg , meeting with but slight re
The rebels are In full retreat.
A Kiinbual is clearing the jungle
along the river banks , which have
been carried as far as Guadaloupe.
The purpose of the move Is to clear
the country to Lagune do Bay.
The Filipinos apparently had plan
ned an attack upon the lines of Gen
eral Otis and General Halo this morn
ing , but their courage seemed to fall
them , though they tired signals and
afterwards kept up the fusillade along
the American front for an hour. Our
troops , in obedience to orders , re
frained from shooting , with the excep
tion of two companies of newly ar
rived men , which replied until they
had suppressed a regiment of Agulu-
aldo's Red brigade. This body of reb
els seemed under better order than
the others. A white man was seen
among the officers , endeavoring to
lead them to the attack , but appar
ently all efforts to Induce them to
leave the trenches were futile.
The American authorities in Mani
1I la 1 say the city Is now so effectually
policed 1J that a serious outbrc/ik IH Im
possible. J They believe that the na
tives are cowed.
The presence of the families of offi
cers Is discouraged , and many are
leaving on board the United States
transports , some going to Japan for
temporary residence. General Otis has
has remarked : "Manilu i no placu
for women. Tnls Is a war , nm a pic
The British cruiser Narcltuus 1ms
sailed for various ports 'n the iHhiid
of Luzon OM fi cruise to tn'ce on Brit
ish subjects who I'cslre or Jtcctlon
This afternoon the Twentieth and
Twenty-second Infantry and several
companies of the Oregon volunteers
marched to San Pedro Macatl to join
General Wheaton's new divisional
brigade , which is to consist of the
Twentieth and Twenty-second Infan
try , eight companies of the Washing
ton volnuntcers , seven companies of
the Oregon volunteers , three trpops o !
cavalry , mounted , and a battalion of
light artillery.
AlthouKh the rain which fell this
morning has cooled the temperature
to 82 degrees , many dropped from the
overcome by Hit heat.
oral soldiers worn snnstruck In the
streets of Manila this morning. Brig
adier General Charles King ban recov
ered from his indlspomtku und re
sumed command at the San Pedro Ma
catl bridge. The enemy isory active
north of the river , llio-isi not doing
any firing just now.
In all probability the current week
will see the beginning of an active
campaign on a scale hitherto unknown
to the Filipinos. For the last few
days there has been unusual activity
at headquarters and there Is every In
dication of reorganization of the en
tire corps In the near future.
Since the arrival of the American
reinforcements several changes hnvo
been made , the most Important being
the appointment of a divisional bri
gade under General Wheaton , consistIng -
Ing of the Twentieth and Twenty-
second regulars , eight companies of
the Washington and seven companies
of the Oregon volunteersthreo ; mount
ed troops of cavalry and a baUullon
of light artillery. All the troops have
disembarked. A battalion of mo
Fourth regular Infantry is ali-rady on
the firing line , assigned to General
Mac-Arthur's division. The others
have been held In reserve anil are en
camped on the Luneta parade ground.
A battalion of rbe Seventeen1 h regu
lars has been assigned to wovosi
guard duty , relieving the Orog'Jii vol
IniiB T of il Iti
HAVANA , March 13. ( New York
World Cablegram. It is now an open
secret that the relations between Gen
eral Fltzhugh Lee and General Brooke
are not of the most amicable charac
ter. Several Incidents have recently
occurred Indicating this. Among the
officers of the Seventh army corps It is
believed that llttlo would bo required
to produce an open rupture. Lee's _
resignation has moro than once been
considered probable , It having been
thought he would take this method to
publicly mark his protest against wha
he feels to be the potty assumption o
authority by the chief of the mllltnrj
It now appears likely that Genera
Leo will be removed from his prcsen
command and appointed military governor
ornor of Santa Clara province , with a
regular army rank of brigadier gen
General Brooke will shortly resign
Ills place as governor general wll
moro than likely bo taken by Genera
Leonard Wood , now military governo
of Santiago province.
Honor to tlio Ind lleron .
WASHINGTON. D. C. . March 13.
The secretary of war has sent the fol
lowing order to Major GOIIOM ! WPB
ley Morrltt at Governor's IslinJ , Nev
York :
"By direction of the pi evident yoi
will , upon the arrival of iuo Ro.una
nla with the remains of the iioMtcr
who were killed or have d'l ' l at Pan
tlago and Porto Rico , fire a flttlnc ; sa
lute , order all flaea hnlf-innilu'l am
detail a sufficient guard of hone ; t (
the caskets taken off the shli and ex
pressed to their former hotnos.
CoMKrt-miiiiMii tlroi'inof Nnliraiku , l l
In Omnlui ,
OMAHA , March 13. Whllo on lilt
way to the Burlington depot In u cur
rlage Saturday evening Congressman
\V. L. Grcono of the Sixth district died
suddenly of licnrt failure.
With the cone cummin tit the tlmo
iv ere J. IJ. Donovan , F , n. I'rlncc niul
J. C. Reeves , nil residents of Mndl-
l on In Madison county , this atnto.
Mr. Greene expired without u word
or H moan , and thu three gentlemen
did not know of It until they left the
carriage at the doorway of thu depot.
When removed from the vehlulo
ne signs of life could bo dlHccrned by
thorn ; around him. He was borne to
the opposite doorway lending out
upon thu platform , but at thin point
It became evident that ho was eltner
dead or desperately nick. Ho was then
placed on the lloor and a young medi
cal student who was near af hand
pronounced him dead.
In the hope that he might still bo
ttllve , word was nt oneo sent to Dr.
S. 11. Smith , and his companions
worked his arniH backward and forward -
ward , but to no purpose.
\Vhen Itva certain that Congrcss-
man Greene was dead Coroner Swanson -
son was Informed and he wont atonco
to the depot. He decided to hold an
Immediate Investigation and n private
room on the flrnt lloor of the tleuut
HE used for that purpose by the dc-
ot master. Meantime the body was
emovcd to the coroner's undertaking
stabllshment at Seventeenth and
uming street P.
Coroner Swanson reiiuested the men
< > m Madison county to remain In the
Ity until an Inquest could be held ,
his they readily agreed to do , and
oturned to the Arcade hotel. Mr.
Oonovan then wired Senator Allen of
Ir. Greene's death and the Burllng-
on olIlclalR sent word to Kearney ,
he congressman's home.
Congressman Greene left Kearney
' "rlday morning and arrived at the
Arcade hotel In this city early Friday
veiling. Ho canio to look after some
business In South Omaha. This was
( included Saturday afternoon and > < o
VMS on his way home when he died.
William L. Greene of Kearney wan
born on a farm In Plko county , Indl-
ma , October 3. ' 840. find movrd with
its parents to Du'tols ' county in the
same state , where during his early
youth , he worked on a farm In the
iiimnpr months a id attended school
n the winter , thus aciiurlng an edu
cation which 'fitted him to enter the
ncademy nt Ireland. Ind. , which Insti-
: utlon ho attended for thrco years ,
le engaged In the profession of tcach-
ng , which vocation ho followed until
! io began the Btudy of law. In 1876
iic was admitted to the bar In Bloo'n-
mgton , Ind. , and began a successful
practice In the Indiana courts. In
1883 ho removed with his family to
Kearney , wlioro they now reside , and
resumed the practice of his profession ;
as a practitioner ho has been very
successful and made for himself morn
than a state reputation as a criminal
nwyer ; In politics he was originally
a democrat , but in 1800 ho cast his lot
with the populist party , bolng oho of
ho founders of that organization. In
1892 , without solicitation on his part ,
10 was brought out before the state
cglslaturo as candidate for United
States senator and en mo within two
votes of being elected , his supporters
it his Instance going to Mr. Allen and
assuring that gentleman s election. In
1805 he was elected Judge of the
Twelfth Judicial district. lie was
lectcd to the Flfty-llfth congress as a
populist , receiving 111,378 votes against
14.841 for A. 13. Cacly and 43fi votes
for A. D. George , prohibition. In 1897
he was elected to tno Fifty-sixth con
gress over Morris Drown , republican.
WASHINGTON , D. C. , March 13.
The death of Representative Qreeno
of Nebraska adds ono more to an un
usually prolific death list for the Fifty-
fifth congress and created a painful
Impression , for while the late Ne
braska member occupied a somewhat
unique position as ono of a party with
comparatively small representation ,
his ability wan generally recognized
as far above the average and second tone
no populist on the lloor of the house.
OMAHA. March 13. John T. Malla-
Heu , Norrla Drown. C. W. IIoxlc , C. D.
Scott and Mayor D. D. Hosteller , all
of Kearney , came in yesterday mornIng -
Ing at 0:30 : and left two hours later
on the Union Pacific with the body of
Congressman Greene , who died suddenly -
donly nt the Durllngton depot Satur
day night.
( irci-no'H HonialiiH nt Homo ,
KEARNEY. Nob. , March 13. The
remains of Congressman Greene ar
rived here yesterday In cha o of an
escort and were met at thy depot by
members of the Kearney bur and .1
large crowd of sympathizing c'lizpnc.
A funeral procession of cxrnitjiHHJV -
oral blocks In length folio jpo.l the ? c-
mains to the homo of the f.imlly. Tiio
Hags In public and private bull llnga
are lloatlng nt half mast. The Kear
ney bar mot and appoint il a commit
tee to confer with the farnllv In refer
ence to the funeral arrangi'rncnta and
also a committee consisting of ex-
Judges Oaslln. Hamer , Sinclair and
Mr. Marston to draft resolution- !
condolence to bo presented at the ses
sion of court March 20. The funeral
services will be hold Tuesday at 3
o'clock at the residence of the de
ceased State ofllclals , members of
congress and other prominent otllclalft
are expected ,
( 'liniiiillliiH of llitvnliitlnn.
SAN FRANCISCO , Gal. , March 13.
Minister Sampson at Quito has re
ported to the state department that Ina DIn
the battle that ended the revolution
In Ecuador COO wore killed and several
hundred mortally wounded and 400 )
prisoners taken.
NDW YORK , March 13. Uudvard
Kipling passed a restless on ac
count of suffering a good dual of pain.
Today , however , ho was miii"i tetter.
As yet no ono outside ilia attendants '
and his family has been pernUte I to
see him.
Today Mr. Kipling saw his two chil 11
dren for a short tlmo. His little girl 1 ,
Elslo , Is now sufficiently recovered '
from her sickness to run about , al 1-
though she has not vet boon outside
the hotel. The phyalciaus h.ivo dn-
cldcd that within two weeks the pa
tient will ho well enough to rotuova
to some pleasant spot
Judge Airbroso A. Ilannoy , former
congressman from the Third Massa
chusetts district and n member of the
law firm of Rannoy & Clark , is dead
in Boston , aged 77 years. Ho served
as a member of the Forty-seventh ,
Forty-eight and Forty-ninth congress
The offlclala of the navy department
are feeling grateful for the small meas
ure of relief extended by congress In
the increase of the force of enlisted
men , though the total Is still Inade
quate under sound practice for the
needs of the navy. Congress author
ized the Increase of the force to 17,500
A cablegram from General Otis , at
Manila , received In Washington , Indi
cates the satisfactory and agreeable
reception accorded to the American
troops which recently landed at the
Island of Ncgros. They were sent
there by General Miller , at lollo , in
command of Colonel Smith to take
formal possession for the United
States , which they did without trouble.
The welcome announcement
rnndo by the financial secretary of the
treasury , , Mr. H. W. Hanbury , in the
house of commons , that the govern
ment has decided to Introduce compe
tition in the telephonic uorvlcc of the
country. Ho asked for a credit of $10-
000,000 ns n starter In order to enable
the postofllco department .to dovcolp
the telephonic communication of Lon
Miss Mary pooner , of Acushnot ,
Mass. , who has Just celebrated her
105th birthday , Is probably the oldest
woman In Massachusetts. She is entitled -
titled to the distinction of haying llyod
In thrco different towns without hav
ing changed her residence. By al
terations In the boundary lines of the
towns the Spoonor homestead has been f
first In Now Bedford , then In Falrhn//-
cn , and finally In Acushnct.
The British Railway association has
arranged to send five prominent rail tl
way officials to the United States to
Investigate the facts upon which the
government bases the bill compelling
the adoption of automatic couplings
a measure which would glvo the board
of trade owor\fivo years from Its
adoption , to compel Brltsh railroads
to supply the whole of their rolling
stock with this device at an estimated
cost of 10,004.000.
A statement compiled In the adju
tant general's office shows the number
of deaths from disease at Camp Thom
as. The figures are taken from the
muster rolls of each regiment or bat
tery. Upon these every death and Its
cause Is entered. The total deaths
from disease , from the first occupation
of the camp , the middle of April , to
Its abandonment , the middle of Sep
tember , and Including the four battal
ions which remained to January 1 ,
were 341 , the percentage bolng a llttlo
loss than } & of 1 per cent
The plans for the throe battleships
authorized by the naval appropriation
bill Just passed are bolng worked out ,
The battleships will bo a thousand
tons larger than the Maine and Mla-
sourl class , though laid on almost the
same basis as the former , with a total
displacement of 13.1500 tons , making
them by far the largest ships In the
American navy and about equal In di
mensions to the best typo of battle
ships now bolng constructed abroad
under the now practice. They will
carry four twolvo-inch guns in turrets.
Although General Wade Hampton
IB moro than 80 yors old , ho performed
a feat the other morning that proved
him to bo .still . active and vlgoroui.
Discovering that the roof of his house
In Columbia , S. C. , was on ttro , with
out permitting any of the household
to bo awakened , ho hastened out and
himself proceeded to climb to the roof.
Reaching the blaze , ho managed to ex
tinguish the llames. It was not until
the breakfast hour that members of
the household were aware of the fire
or of the aged soldier's risky but ef
fective climb upon the roof.
Chief Justice Fuller rendered un
opinion sustaining the validity of the
state law of Arkansas , requiring rail
road companies operating In the 1)f
to pay employes when discharge and
fixing a penalty for failure. The law
allows the amount of wages for sixty
days as mich penalty. In the present
case Charles Paul , a dlncharced day
laborer on the St. Louis , Iron Moun
tain & Southern railway , brought suit
for $21 , a part of which was on account
of penalty earned under Iho law. The
railroad company resisted the suit In
tlio state courts and In this court on
the ground that the law provided for
taking property without duo process
of law and was therefore repugnant 'A
to the constitution. The supreme 'A.t
court of the state declined to nccbpt
this vfow of the case and hold the law .
to bo valhl.
Omahn , Chicago und New York Market
Jlutter Gretunory boparator. . . 21
llutter- Choice fancy country. 10
Eggs-Krobh. per do * . . . 19
OhTcUens-dressed per pound. . 7U
Turkeys dressed iu U
I'lgeonit-ltvu.pordo/ 70 a 75
Lemons -1'er box 3 W a 4 50
OraiiKes-i'urbox " °
Uraiiberrlos-Jersoysiior bbl. : . . . 00. ) ? a , 0 AV 2 ,
Applps-l'ur barrel 1 < S u * 00
Honey Choice , per pound UHu 13
Onloiis-I'orlmhliel. < 0 a 75
HiMuis-llamlplekcd navy 1 < a 1 40
I'otatooh-IVr bushel now 0 u (15 (
Uuy Upland per ton 5 00 a 0 OJ
Hogs-Choice light 3 M a 3 05
Hogs Heavy weights > a 3 ? 0
Hoef steers > J > 9 15
Hulls ; a 4 10
1 "A
a 4 05
Calves -JOO a < 1 50
Western feeders 2 ,5 a 3 00
OOWH. . . . - - a 4 10
Heifers .y ' a 4 23
Btockers and feeders > 00 a 4 S3
BlVeop-Liimbs . 100 tt 4 C5
Blicop- Western ' wiithon . 4 15 a i 25
Wheat-No. 3 spring . 09 a 72
Corn I'ur busliul . ft ) a 30
Oats 1'or bushel . 27 u ! H
Uarlov-No. 3 . 42 a fit
Kyo-No.2 . 80 a 50M
Timothy seed , per bu . 2 45 a 2 SO
1'ork-I'errwt . 020 a U 2.5
I < ard I' < T 100 pounds . 520 a 23
Cuttle Western foil steers . 4 15 a 4 70
Cnttlo Native beef steurs . f > M u 5 70
HoKS-Mlxud . 355 n377
Hlmen-I.nmbs . 400 a 5 00
Hnerp Wostcrn UHIIRPM . 3 75 a i CO
Wheat No. S , red winter . 83Uu 87
Corn No. 2 . 45 a 4(5 (
Oats No. 2 . 31Ha 35
Wheat No. Ssurlng . 00 a , 07
Oorn-No.2 . 3t ; a 33K
Outs-No. 2 . 2Wu 1) )
Bheep Muttons . 310 a 3 75
Hogs-Mixed . 370 a 4 25
Oattlc Btoukors and feeders. . 4 00 a t CO