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Js CDSTERCODffi REPUBLICAN
JsL D. M. AHSDKUBT.Vabll her.
SBOKKN BOW , NEBRASKA.
THE NEWS IN BRIEF.
Work hao Just been started on the
battleship Missouri at Newport News.
Comptroller Dawcs has announced
that the Broadway National Bank of
Boston will not resume business.
Lady Alice Montague , sister of the
Duke of Manchester , died at Daves-
Platz , a health resort in Switzerland.
Representative Slmfroth of Colorado
has introduced n resolution proposing
a woman suffrage amendment to t\\o \ \
The eighty-ninth annual report of
the American board of foreign mis
sions shows total receipts for the past
year of $033,010.
The Review of the River Platte es
timates the wheat crop of the four
principal provinces of Argentine at
84,000,000 bushels , againct 72,800,000
bushels last year.
The Vole , of Paris , says that In
Franco last month there were 708 ac
cidents , caused by horses which ru-
flulted In fifty-two deaths and the inJury -
Jury of CCC persons.
The Sugar trust voted to reserve un
divided profits as working capital ando
\o reduce dividends to meet the reduc
tion In profits , duo to the sugar war
with the Arbucklcs.
At Now York after the fight Tues
day night Gcorgo Dlxon said he would
never enter the ring again. McQovcrn
issued a statement inviting challenges
from ambitious lightweights.
Gideon Hawley , the oldest engineer
on the Lake Shore road , will soon bo
retired on a pension of J97 a month.
Ho has been actively engaged on the
road as engineer for the past fifty
President Edwin Locke and the ex
ecutive committee of the Epworth
League have selected Topcka as the
place to have the first annual conven
tion of that organization , on Juno 19-
21 , next.
The executive committee of the Kan
sas state live stock commission has
.raised a preliminary fund of $2,000 to
make the fight in the courts against
the now cattle rates established by the
The committee selected at Indian
apolis last year to fix a time and place
for the next meeting of the Mexican
Veterans' National Association , has
named Cincinnati as the point and Sep
' tember 14 as the date.
Representative Levy of Now York
introduced in the house a bill to pro
vide for the payment of interest on
nil Internal revenue receipts now on
deposit or hereafter deposited in na
tional banks ef the United States.
At Kalamazoo , Mich. , Rev. C. G.
Thomas was stricken with nppoploxy
-Sunday night in his pulpit. Ho had
'just finished his sermon and raised his
hands , saying , "Let us pray , " when
ho fell to the floor of the pulpit.
Representative Levy of New York
has Introduced in the house a bill to
provide for the payment of Interest
on all internal revenue receipts udw on
I'1 deposit , or herca'ter deposited , & na
tional banks or the United Suits.
Mrs. Joseph Christie of McPherson ,
Kan. , cut the throats of her two chil
dren , both under six years old , then
cut her own throat and set fire to the
house. The children died at once and
Mre. Christie died soon afterward.
"Coin" Harvey's now book , announc
ed by the democratic literary bureau
at , the text of the book of the party
in 1900 , has been made public In nd-
vance sheets. It Is called "Money ,
Trusts and Imperialism , " and contains
Governor Brady of Alaska and a del
1 egation from Capo Nome were before
the house committee on public lands.
The governor spoke on general condi
tions in Alaska and in particular urg
ed the extension of the general land
laws to the territory.
Thirty-three grain laden vessels
cleared from the port of Qalveston dur
ing the month of December , carrying
7B5.80D bushels of wheat and 2,108,566
uushels ot corn. Of this 116,509 bush
els of wheat and 795,042 bushels ot
corn went to United Kingdom points ,
and 608.800 bushels of wheat and 1-
313,524 bushels of corn to continental
The Kansas Retail Hardware Deal
ers' Association in session at Topeka ,
adoptad resolutions against trusts and
combinations , " declaring that its mem
bers were desirous of buying , as far
na possible , with houses who deal out-
sld.e of trusts. The resolutions request
Kansas senators and congressmen to
use their votes against all trusts and
Representatives of the eastern nnd
southern railroads decided to unite for
the purpose of stopping the payment
of commissions on the sale of tickets ,
and a mass meeting of the general
passenger agents of the various rail
roads of the east , southeast and south
was called for this purpose and It was
decided to abolish all commission Feb
The manager and artist of La Cari
cature , Paris , who published an alleged
Indecent cartoon representing Presi
dent Krugor having Queen Victoria
over his knees , in the act of spanking
her , were tried on the charge 01 out
raging public morals. The court ac
quitted the accused on the ground that
in spite of the grossncss of the
satire , it did not have the obscene
character which would justify the
Statistics show a reduction , by cur
few ordinances , of 80 per cent of the
crimes committed by children undei
15 years of age.
v George Sheldon McCook , a son ot
Prof. McCook , of Trinity College
Hartford , and a nephew of Genera
McCook , died at Paris , Franco.
It Is the purpose of Senator Hanna
and the officials of the national re
publican committee having the matter
in charge to ask Mr. Joseph Brucker
the editor of the Chicago Staats Zel-
tung , to assume direction of the Ger
man literary bureau of the committee
during the coming presidential cam
House to Dispose of Urgent Deficiency and
Pension Bill This Week ,
MAY OPEN PHILIPPINE QUESTION
Many Mlllloni for Army nnd Nnvy
Hplrltotl Dclmtn Likely Over I'm I on
lllll * 1'ettlgrenr Krgolutlon In tint
Bonnie MlgcollnnootiR Washington
WASHINGTON , Jan. 15. The house
will plunge into the routine work of
the session this week. Most of the
time , excepting Friday , which has been
Eet apart for paying tribute to the
memory of the late Vice President
llobart , will bo devoted to the con
sideration of appropriation bills. It
IP expected that the urgent deficiency
nnd pension bills will be passed this
The former , containing as It docs
many millions for the army and navy ,
may raise the whole question as to the
Insurrection In the Philippines with Its
ullled issues nnd lead to a very pro
tracted debate. How far the republi
can leaders will allow the debate to
run has not yet been determined , hut
If the democrats are insistent and per
sistent they can hardly refuse them
several days , in view of the large
nmount of the appropriations Involved.
The pension appropriation bill is
likely to cause some spirited debate ,
awing to the disposition In certain
luartcrs to criticise the conduct of the
pension office. Attempts doubtless will
bo made to legislate on the bill re
versals of the pension commissioner's
rulings , but as all legislation is sub
ject to a point of order it will fall.
There is no prcssnt prospect that the
Roberts case will get into the house
before next week.
The senate probably will resume con
sideration of the Pottlgrew resolution
making request for certain Information
concerning the beginning of the war
n the Philippines Monday morning.
This will bo succeeded at 2 o'clock
W a speech on the financial bill by
Senator Rawllna of Utah , If the pres-
jnt program Is followed. Senator Pct-
tlgrew will continue his speech on the
Philippine resolution nnd after ho con-
iludes Senator Berry of Arkansas will
; ako the Hoer for a general speech on
ho Philippine problem , if sufficient
imo remains of the morning hour.
When the Pettlgrew resolution is
llsposed of the Hoar resolutions will
mpply food for talk each day in thJ *
naming hour nnd after that the Hale
esolutlon concerning the seizure of
Vmerlcan goods by Great Britain will
jo taken up. '
It is Senator Aldrlch's announced
) urposo to press consideration of the
Inanclnl bill each day after the con
tusion of the morning hour , but it Islet
lot probable that ho will succeed In
iccurlng a dally speech on the suojcct.
senator Teller probably "will speak
lomo time during this week after Sen-
itor Rawllns concludes. It Is also
mderstood that Senator Daniel will
) o heard soon on the question of the
Inances. Other addresses on this sub-
cct will como later.
The consideration of the Samonn
; reaty In executive session will bo re
sumed if the legislative work permits
ind Senators Mason and Money will
nake speeches in opposition to , It. It
s also probable that the report in the
ijuay case may bo presented later in
: ho week.
30TII SIDES FIGHT LIKE DEMONS.
Vsunult ut Lndygmltli Hecomcs a Iliuid
to Iluntl Conflict.
LONDON , Jan. 1C. A special dis
patch from the Hoofd longer at Lady-
smith , dated January 9 , via Lourenzo
Marquez , describing the assault on
January 6 , upon Ladysmlth , says :
"Tho British made no attempt to
hold the first line of breastworks , but
tnado an exceedingly stubborn resist
ance at the next row. Every Inch was
stubbornly contested ana conspicuous
bravery was displayed on both sides.
"After 10 o'clock the British artil
lery fire slackened and a terrlblu indi
vidual contest ensued among the rllle-
men for the possession of Plat Rnnd
ridge. At noon a heavy thunderstorm
Interrupted the battle , lasting for two
"Although the burghers ultimately
succeeded in gaining possessions of
most of the British positions on the
western side of the plat Rnnd , they
were finally obliged to retire from
most of the ground they occupied. The
British were most strongly entrenched ,
their redoubts being still fully loop-
holed and the combat was BO close
that rifles were frequently fired at
arm's length. It was a hand to hand
encounter. The men on both sides
fought like demons and the horror nnd
bewilderment of the scene could
scarcely 'bo ' paralleled.
"Tho operations were continued the
next day ( Sunday ) on a smaller scale
hut it Is reported that as a result of
one of the forlorn hopes ono gun and
two ammunition wagons were cnn-
Ilrltlgli liny Krupp Oung.
LONDON , Jan. 15. The Berlin cor
respondent of the Dally Mall says :
Great Britain has bought 240 Krupp
guns that wore supplied about two
years ago to ono of the southern Euro
pean states. These guns are not quick-
firers , but will DO used to replace the
guns sent to South Africa from British
Two Iowa IJoyg Agiliyxluto < l.
NEW YORK , Jan. 15. Two young
men , John Woessnor nnd George Leh
man , German farmers from Ackloy , la
on their way back to their former
homes in Germany for a visit , put up
at the True Blue , n Second avenue hotel -
tel , on Saturday night. Ono ot them
blow out the gas and Woessnor's dead
body was found today , with Lehman in
an unconscious condition lying bealdo
it. Lehman was taken to n hospital ,
whore It was said ho has a very small
chance of recovering. In Woessnor's
poakcts was found several hundred
KRUGER STILL FIRM IN FAITH.
Anirnm rrovldntico In on Hide of lloer *
Thulr JiiiU Ciumo.
PRETOIUA , Jan. 11. ( Via Louronzo
Mnrquez. ) President Krugor , in the
course of a stirring address just issued
to the burghers , affirms that Provi
dence Is on their side , that their cause
is just and that they must succeed.
Reports from Colesborg represent
the position there as favorable to the
Doers , hut that the British are concen
trating for operations on a large scale.
Tha oinclal list of the Doer casual
ties in what is called the "Plat Rand
fight" on Saturday , January 6 ( the at
tack upon Ladysmlth ) , shows twenty-
six Killed and seventy-seven wounded.
These figures are described as the "first
The embargo at DolaRoa bay upon
Transvaal imports is tnu question of
the hour with the burghers. If this
is not removed it Is asserted that steps
will bo taken prejudicial to prisoners
SAYS IT WAS HOAR'S SPEECH.
Itnrrott Uluirgcfi Him \Vllh Doing CIIURO
of tlio War.
CHICAGO , Jan. 15. John Barrett ,
ex-United States minister to Slam , for
the first time publicly named Senator
Hoar last night at Lake Forest uni
versity as the United States senator
whose anti-expansion speech was ca
bled to Hong Kong and subsequently
put in the hands of the Filipino sol-v
dlcrs , causing , as Mr. Barrett believed ,
the open Insurrection. It appears fur
ther from the ex-mlnlster'a speech
that the government has discovered
privately the stages by which the anti-
expansion address reached Luzon.
WASHINGTON , D. C Senator Hoar
tonight declined to take any notice of
the statements attributed to Mr. Bar
rett , ex-minister to Slam , In an ad-
tlress on the Philippine queston. The
senator said that General Otis' reports
give the fullest account of the events
that led to hostilities and that he ex
pects , as he has already given notice ,
to deal with the whole matter in the
fIRED fROM WEST POINT.
llonril ( JMscliurKcs Cadets Fulling Short
"WEST POINT , N. Y. , Jan. 15. The
icademy board finished Its review of
: he January examination of the corps
if cadets at the military academy to-
iay. The following were found de
ficient nnd discharged :
Second Class W. M. Cooley , Michl-
; an ; James Prentlss , Now York.
Third Class R. J. Sprague , New
fork ; A. R. Burnan , Kentucky ; W. C.
Elussoll , Illinois ; J. B. * > . . Barry , Ten-
Fourth Class C. F. Coury , Ohio ; A.
W. Fridge. Mississippi ; W. C. Hascall ,
Mew Hampshire ; D. J. Burnett , Ala-
tmmn ; H. F. Rulsslng , Massachusetts ;
\ . S. Lohll , ; A. C. Crow , Mich
igan ; J. C. French , Kansas ; C. L.
Lacey , Indiana ; Leo. J. Fallor , Penn-
jylvania ; W. C. Brant , .
Some will appeal their cases to the
HARRISON FORMALLY DECLINES.
Will Not Hun for the Governorship of
Illinois , Ho Siiys.
CHICAGO , 111. , Jan. 15. Mayor Car
ter Harrison today refused formally
the offer of the democratic nomination
tor governor. Ho was waited on by
Chairman Watson ot the democratic
itate committee , in company with ex-
Congressman Hlnrlchsen and M. F.
Dunlap of Jacksonville , nominee ot
the party for state treasurer in 1898 ,
irfd asked if his Informal declination
of the nomination was final. They
urged that it was his duty to the state ;
democracy to accept the nomination
and make the race.
The mayor replied that he did 'not
look at it in that light ; that there
were plenty of good men who would
make acceptable candidates nnd he
As n result of Mayor Harrison's ac
tion friends of former Vice President
Stevenson are urging him to accept
TO CHECK INDIAN UPRISING.
Precaution * to llviid off Itnldi of Mani
toba Jted Men.
CHICAGO , Jan. 15. A special to
the Chronclo from Winnipeg says :
Every effort will bo made to head
off a possible rising of the Indians , who
are talking In a threatening manner.
It Is known that many chiefs are eager
to otrlko a blow at the British , but
the olllclals are confident that peace
will be maintained. Assistant Com
missioner Lash , In an 'interview today ,
said there was little danger ot an out
break. Ho believes that strangers have
been preaching sedition to the red
man , but ho says the government is
prepared for any trouble and will make
a thorough invcstlgaton of the Indians'
Shut Down for Wnnt of Coal.
PHILADELPHIA , Jan. 15. Inabll-
Ity to secure bituminous coal In suffi
cient quantities is necessitating the
shutting down of some of the manufac
turing concerns In the Schuylklll val
ley. At Blrdsboro the plant of the I.
E. & G , Brooke Iron company has been
shut down for several uays , but It Is
expected that by tomorrow sufficient
coal will be on hand to enable some ot
the departments , if not the entire
plant , to resume. The Reading Iron-
company Is practlcany without coal ,
and unless it can be secured a tempo-
rorary shut down must follow. From
other points throughout the valley
como reports of coal shortages for
Tallc Over Lost Ciumc.
MADRID , Jan. 14. In the senate
yesterday , replying to criticisms of the
government's policy toward the United
States during the incumbency of the
Sagsta ministry , Senor Gullon , former
minister of foreign affairs , dccalred
that the note presented by General
Woodford demanded the pacification
of Cuba within a short period.
Spain , he said , desired the arbitra
tion of the pope , but unfortunately the
United States provoked the war , Senor
Gullon concluded by demanding the
good will of tbe senate on behalf of
the Sagastn ministry ,
Favorably Eoported Without Awaiting the
Isthmian OommiEsiou'a Action ,
NICARAUGUA AND COSTA RICA GAIN
Authorized to Gunrnntco Them
Use of Cnnal nnd Harbor Total Cost
to Ho Within Fourteen Million * Ml -
celluncouii Wuglilngton Intelligence.
WASHINGTON , Jan. 13. The house
committee on Interstate and foreign
commerce today ordered a favorable
report upon the Hepburn bill for the
construction of the Nicaragua canal.
The bill is in most particulars the
same one reported by this committee
in the last congress. There was sonic
discussion about the advisability of
delaying action on the bill until the
Isthmus Canal commission reported ,
but this was finally regarded as un
necessary and all the members except
Fletcher of Minnesota voted to report
the bill favorably. The latter said his
sllenco should not bo constructed na
opposition to the measure , but merolv
as a reservation of his right to supporter
or oppose it after further considera
The committee made some chancjos in
the original bill , inserting u now sec
tion 3 nnd making verbal alterations.
As finally agreed to , the bill Is as fol
"To provide for the construction of
a canal connecting the waters of the
Atlantic and Pacific oceans.
"Be it enacted , etc. , that the presi
dent of the United States be , and he is
hereby authorized to acquire from the
states of Costa Rica and Nlcaraugua
for and in behalf of the United States
control of such portion of territory be
longing to Costa Rica nnd NIcauragua
as may bo desirable and necessary , on
which to excavate , construct and de
fend a canal of such depth and capac
ity as will be sufficient for the move
ment of ships of the greatest tonnage
and draft now in use , from a point
near Greytown , on the Caribbean sea.
via Lake NIcauragua , to Breto , on tno
Pacific ocean ; and such sums as may
be necessary to secure such control
are hereby appropriated out of any
money In the treasury not otherwise
"Section 3. That the president shall
cause secured full control over the ter
ritory in section 1 referred to , ho shall
direct the secretary of war to "excavate
and construct a canal and waterway
from a point on the shore of the Car-
rlbean sea , near Greytown , by way of
Lake Nicaragua , to a point near Breto ,
on the Pacific ocean' Such canal shall
be of sufficient capacity and depth so
that It may be used by vessels of the
largest tonnage and greatest depth
now In use , and shall be supplied with
all appliances to meet the necessities
of vessels passing from Greytown to
Breto. and the secretary of war shall
also construct such safe and commo
dious harbors at the termini ot said
canal and such fortifications for de
fense as will be required for safety ami
protection of said canal and harbors.
"Section 2. That when the president
has such surveys as may bo necessary
for said canal and harbors and in the
constructing of the same.
"Section 4. That in the excavation
and construction of said canal the San
Juan river and Lake Nicaragua , or
such parts of each as may be made
available shall bo used.
"Section 5. That In any negotiations
with the states of Costa Rica or Nica
ragua the president Is authorized to
guarantee to said states the use of said
canal and harbors , upon such terms as
may bo agreed upon , for all vessels
owned by said states or by citizens
"Section 6. That the sum of $140-
000,000 or so much thereof as may bo
necessary , Is hereby appropriated , out
of any money in the treasury not oth
erwise appropriated , for the comple
tion of the work herein authorized ,
said money to be drawn from the treas
ury from time to time , as the same
shall bo needed , upon warrants of the
president , based on estimates in
charge of the work and approved by
the secretary of war. "
MORA IS OUT OF A JOB.
Removed from Pogltlon of riecnl of
Suupreuie Court by Wood.
HAVANA , Jan. 13. "Frederlco Mo
ra , fiscal of the supreme court. Is here
by removed from office for the good of
the public service. This removal is
the result of an Investigation into the
condition existing in the admlnjstra-
tlon of justice under his supervision. "
The foregoing official order was
handed to Senor Mora this morning
by Governor General Wood.
Senor Mora's fall has been predicted
over since the first case was brought
against the custom house officials , and
the disgraceful condition of the pris
ons , especially as affecting those await
ing trial , has been genet ally charged
against him. For some time It has
been said that Mora has been devoting
too much attention to social affairs
and too little to his duties.
General Wood's Investigation has
shown that the office of supreme court
fiscal Is responsible for a largo number
of the untried cases and net only Mora
but others in the department of jus
tice , have been persistently trying to
block the charges against some officials
whom Collector Bliss Is anxious to
prove guilty of wholesale bribery and
Major Gutlirlo Ilen Suddenly.
BUFFALO , N. Y. , Jan. 13. Mn.lor
John B. Gutherle , aged 55 , died sud
denly tonight. At the battle of San
Juan hill Captain Gutherie of the Thir
teenth Infantry was wounded while
leading his regiment up the hill after
the commanding officer. Colonel
Worth , had been wounded. Ho was In
valided homo , appointed major in the
Fifteenth Infantry nnd assigned to spe
cial duty , representing the war depart
ment on the board of manager * ) on the
United States government exhibit at
th < j Pan-Am.erlcan exposition ,
DRYAN CHANGES HIS VIEWS.
Understood lie ling Given AMurnreg to
Utah Wool Men.
BOSTON , Jan. 13. In its weekly re
view of the wool market the Boston
Commercial Bulletin tomorrow will
"Utah correspondents of Boston wool
houses Bay that they have received
personal assurances from \V. J. Bryan
that , if elected president , he'will retain
a protective duty on wool , having
changed his mind on free wool. "
LINCOLN , Jan. 13. W. J. Bryan was
in the city a few hours this evening
on his way from. Minneapolis to Co
lumbia , Mo. , where ho speaks tonight.
His tour includes speeches at St. Louis ,
Frankfort , Ky. , Cincinnati and the At
lantic and New England states and
will not be finished until February 3.
Bryan left for the south at G o'clock.
Political intimates , when asked con
cerning his reported change of opin
ion on free wool , said they could not
speak with authority , but nothing he
had said had Indicated that attitude
and they doubted the correctness of
VOLUNTEERS ENTER SERVICE.
Given Freedom of the City of London
Durlnjj Their Btny.
LONDON , Jan. 13. There was n
uniuqe and interesting ceremony at the
Guild hall today , when GOO of the City
of London Imperial volunteers received
their kits and the freedom of the city.
The big crowds In the vicinity cheered
the arriving volunteers , each of whom
received a parchment certificate of the
freedom , enclosed In a neat blue case.
The ceremonial admitting the officers ,
this afternoon , was more elaborate. It
occurred In the presence of the lord
mayor , Mr. A. J. Newton , the coun
cilors and the duke of Cambridge.
The portion of the regiment , which
sails tomorrow , will attend a special
service in St. Paul's cathedral tonight
and will afterwards be entertained at
supper by the benchers of the inner
HAMPERS PUBLIC BUILDING WORK
fllnny Appropriations Inadequate Be
cause of Advtinclng 1'rlcos.
WASHINGTON , Jan. 13. Assistant
Secretary Taylor of the Treasury de
partment told the house committee on
public buildings and grounds today
that the supervising architect's office
was much hampered because of an ad
vance of about 30 per cent in building
Many appropriations for public
buildings had been found to be quite
inadequate because of advancing
prices. Moreover , the cost of sites
had also risen. There are about 130
public building bills before the com
mittee , Involving appropriations of
$20,000,000. While no formal action
was taken , the sentiment of the com
mittee appeared to be favorable to pro
viding increased appropriations for
work already authorized in order to
meet the added cost of material.
DEWEY TO VISIT CALIFORNIA.
Promises Congressional Delegation to
Mnko the Trip Next Summer.
WASHINGTON , Jan. 13. The Cali
fornia delegation in congress called
today on Admiral Dewcy and invited
him to visit the state next September ,
when California will celebrate the
semi-centennial of Its admission to the
union. The admiral said he hoped to
make the trip to California next sum
mer or fall and he would endeavor
to arrange so as to bo present at the
time Indicated. During the intercourse
Admiral Dewey said that before the
battle of Manila , when ho was look
ing ahead to his retirement , he had
intended making arrangements to live
at Santa Barbara , Cal. , as ho liked
the people and the climate of the
Flour Dispute All Settled.
WASHINGTON , D. C. , Jan. 13. At
the cabinet meeting today Secretary
Hay read the reply of the British gov
ernment to our representations regardIng -
Ing the flour seizure In Delagoa Bay.
Members of the cabinet , after tKb
meeting , said the British answer was
entirely satisfactory to the govern
ment. The several resolutions of in
quiry as to the conduct of the war ,
which have been introduced in both
houses of congress were discussed and
the statement was made that full and
complete information would bo fur
nished on all of the matters covered
at the earliest day possiale. A dis
patch from General Otis announcing
further successes in Luzon was read
and favorably commented upon.
tawton Fund Klglity Thousand.
WASHINGTON , Jan. 13. General
Corbin announced today * .hat the sub
scriptions to the Lawton fund had
reached the handsome figure of $80,101 ,
being an increase of nearly $8,000 since
the last report. Today's subscriptions
included one of $6,595 from the mem
bers of the Union League club of Now
York , which is in addition to subscrip
tions sent to Washington direct from
members of the club amounting to
Itoacl IMuy Ho Kohullt.
WASHINGTON , Jan. 13. Before the
completion of the Siberian railroad * t
hus become necessary to reconstruct
the work already done , and this will
cost not less than $25OUu,000. The in
formation is supplied to the state de
partment by Commercial Agent Green
er at Vladivostock.
Incrcimo In 1'oxtal Receiptg.
WASHINGTON , Jan. 13. A state
ment of the gross postal receipts for
December , 1899 , was compared with
the receipts for the eamo month dur
ing the preceding year shows a net
increase of $199,835 , or 5 per cent. The
total receipts for last December were
$4,162,030. New York , Chicago , Phila
delphia , Boston , St. Louis , Cincinnati ,
Brooklyn , Baltimore and Plttsburg nil
showed Increases. San Franolsco's re
ceipts decreased 7.8 per cent. The
largest percentage of increase shown
was at Albany , 21.6 per cent. De
creases are shown at Providence , R. I. ;
Lowell , Mass. ; New Haven , Conn. ;
When the Spanish minister and hla
American wife drive out in Wasnlng
ton they attract no little attention.
They drive in a handsomely appointed
Victoria , and the man on the box are
in light liveries , with brilliant scarlet
cockades in their hats. The duke Is
very fair and the duchess a decided
brunette , and they make a handsome
Among applicants for shelter at the
city lodging house in New York the
other night was one woman over fill
years old , who was clothed entirely In
newspapers. In some places the paper
was two inches thick.
A Now Sea Port.
There is a lusty -young city grow
ing up down in Texas which Is attract
ing widespread attention. It Is La.
Porte , located at the head of Galveston -
ton Bay. It is being made the great
seaport of the Gulf of Mexico , the
meeting place of rail and water ways
for the vast commerce of the west.
The saving to western shippers via
this export outlet will run into mil
lions annually. The city has the most
magnificent natural port on the south
ern coast of the United States and ono
of the best in the world. The
U. S. government is completing :
a deep water channel through the bay
to the gulf , which will soon bring the
largest ocean liners to La Porto docks
The burden of some people's conver-
satlon Is pretty hard for others to
Important to mothers.
Ezunlno carefully every bottle of CASTOIUA , .
ft ( afo and snro remedy for Infants nnit children ,
and eco that it
In Use For Over 30 Years.
The Kind You Hnvo Always Bought
A church without a scandal would
have to bo without a choir.
Try Magnetic Starch It will last
longer than any other.
In life's battle one must either be
a struggler or a straggler.
HOTT'B TlllB ?
\Vo offer Ono Hundred Dolhxrs reward for any
case of Catarrh that cannot bo cured by Hall's
P. J. CHENEY & CO. . Props. , Toledo. O.
Wo , the undersigned , have Jcnown F. J.
Cheney for the last f5 years and bollovo him.
perfectly honorable In all business transactions
and financially nblo to carry out any obliga
tions anado by their lltm.
West & Truax. Wholesale Druggists. Toledo.
0. ; Waldlnp. Klmiau & Marvin , Wholesale *
Druggists. Toledo , Ohio.
Hull's Catarrh euro is taken internally , act
ing directly upon the blood and mucous surface1 ]
of the system. Testimonials sent free. Prlco-
fSo per bottle. Sold by all druggists.
Hall's Family Pills are the best.
Sometimes It is very difficult to see
through and interview.
AN APPEAL TO HUMANITY
Wo need your assistance in announc
ing to the world the greatest remedy
that Science has ever produced , and.
you need our assistance to secure re
lief for yourself and friends through
Swanson's " 5-DROPS. "
A ItEMICDY SUPREME.
As surely as the American Navy has
conquered and will conquer all that
opposes it , so will " 5-DROPS" unfail
ingly conquer all disease like Rheu
matism , Sciatica , Neuralgia , Kidney
Troubles , Lumbago , Catarrh of all
kinds , Asthma , Dyspepsia , Backache , '
Sleeplessness , Nervousness , Heart-
Weakness , Toothache , Earache , Creep
ing Numbness , Bronchitis , etc. , or any
disease for which we recommend it.
" 5-DROPS" is the name and the dose.
Trial bottles 25c. Largo bottles , con
taining 300 doses , $1.00 prepaid by mailer
or express. Six bottles for $5.00. Why
suffer pain and agony when for such
small amount you can obtain the re
lief for which you have been so long
waiting ? Don't wait ! Write now , and.
the Swanson Rheumatic Cure Co. , 104
Lake St. , Chicago , 111. , will imme
diately give your order attention.
The purse is a poor place to keep
Plso'g Cure for Consumption is the best
of nil cough curen. George W.Lotz ,
Pabuohor , La. , August 20,181)5. )
The way to scandalize is to tell
"A Miss is As
Good as a Mile. "
If yen are not entirely < cocllr you are HI.
Illness does not mean death's door. It is
a sense of < wearincss. a. " tired feeling" a.
life filled owY/i nameless pains and suffer-
ing. In 90 % of cases the blood is to blame.
Hood's Sarsaparilla. is Nature's-corrective
for disorders of the blood. Remember
W. N. U. OMAHA. No 3 100O
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