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NEW FLAG HAS BEEN RISEN
BIRTH OF CUBAN REPUBLIC HAP
HAVANA , May 21. The natal
< day of the republic of Cuba fonuod
Havana arrayed like a queen to await
the cowing of her lord. She seemed
reinvested for the occasion with
the dignity of the prosprerous days
of her power and wealth.
The decorations were universal.
In some casts men had worked all
night by the light of torches to com
plete elaborate designs. There was
not a residence , pretentious or hum
ble , that did not bear upon its
quiant facade some emblem in honor
of the event. The many arches erec
ted at the entrance of plazas had
an air of real grandeur.
The scaffolding was covered with
canvas painted in imitation marble ,
and from a distance the illusion was
'complete. Bunting spread on Ve
netian masks canopied the deep nar
row streets fiom the rays of the
sun. Beneath the canopies the Cu
ban colors and palms graced open
doorways , through which glimpses
could be caught of luxuriant gardens
in cool .inner courts. Many of the
balconies jutting from the white
walled buildings were adorned with
NATUUK IN KINDLY MOOD.
Nature seemed in harmony with
the spirit of the festivities. The
parks were literally aflame with
tropical flcwers and the vaulted sky
above might have been chiselled of
turquoise. Aobve every red tiled
roof rose a Cuban Hag. The whole
city seemed btnied beneath a forest
of waving banners.
The decorations along the water
front were exceedingly lavish and
all the shipping in the harbor
was dressed in gala attire. The
majority of the sbips flew the Amer
ican ensiagn at the main and the
Cuban" colors at the fore or mizen.
The United States armoured
cruiser , Brooklyn , which was to take
General Wood away , and the steam
er Mono Cistle ; of the Ward line ,
pn which the troops were to embark ,
as well as the fureinn war ships
which bad been sent by their govern
ment to be present at the birth of
the new republic were dressed with
streamers of signal flags fore and aft ,
made in war fashion. American
colors , which were to be hauled
'down in a few hours , still floated
above the grim walls of the fortress
which guarded the entrance of the
harbor. Not another bit of color
THOUSANDS OF VISITORS.
The early moining was cool and
delightful , and the entire popula
tion , reinforced by thousands of vis
itors , was abroad soon after daylight.
All wasiinimaiion and expectantcy.
The streets were swarming with
people and were filled with a
ceaseless din. The babble of voices
was drowned by the sharp cries of
'drivers and the clamor of warning
; b lls. As the coachmen drove their
cnrriajes madly over the stony pave
ments , pedestrians had a busy
time keeping out of the way of
the wheels. There are 4,000 public
carriages in Havana , and this morn
ing each of them seemed going
somewhere on a life or death mis-
Much curiosity was arouesd by a
statue of freedom which had been
raised during the night in Central
park , upon the pedestal where , for
centuries , a statue of Queen Isabelle
had stood. During the morning a
bountiful breakfast was given to
several thousand poor children by
Mr. Payne of Boston , who had passed
the winter , in Havana for many
As the day advanced the heat of
the sun became intense and the
weather grew hotter every minute.
The actual transfer of the control of
Che island was scheduled to occur ex
actly at noon ( Havana time ) which is
12:30 p * . m. ; Washington time ) , bi t
those invited to witness the ceremoi.y
were requested to be at the palace at
11:30 a. m. They include , besides the
American officers , and members of
P/esident-elect Palma's cabinet , the
members of congress , the supreme
court judges , the governors of prov
inces , the ollicrs of the visiting war-
skips , the foreign consuls. William Jen
nings Bryan , the other visiting Amer
ican statesmen , several of Senor Pal-
ma's Central Valley , N. Y. , neighbors.
; Horatio Rubens , counsel for the for
mer Cuban junta , and a few other es
pecially invited gueste.
The coal miners of Pennsylvania
are out on a strike. 150,000 men idle.
Wyoming Has a Snowstorm.
Evanston , Wyo. The snow storm
which began in this vicinity Saturday
jiight has continued without abate-
ment. It is estimated that ten to
fourteen Inches of wet snow has fallen.
Sheep and lambs are reported to be
dying by thousands. A prominent
sheep man estimates the loss in Uintah
county alone will reach two hundred
SWALLOWS IT UP
RECURRENCE OF EARTHQUAKES
A CITY TOTALLY DESTROYED
QUEZALTENANGO IS WIPED FROM
FACE OF EARTH-
SHOCK OF BRIEF DURATION
Creator Part of Coffee Crop Dentroyecl ,
and BuBinemi Suspended.
Hamburg. May 24. A special dis
patch to tbe Hamburg Boersenballe
from Guatemala says that the town of
Quezaltenanjm has been wholly de-
t royed by an earthquake which lasted
hree quarters of a minute. Bu.s nes. .
s entirely suspended in Guatemala
and a great part of the coffee crop
here has been destroyed.
It is reported from Guatemala City ,
Guatemala , April 20 that earthquake
shocks which were general throughout
that country April 18,19 and 20 , partly
obliterated the town or .Quezaltenango
and badly damaged Ainatitlan , Solola ,
Nahuala , Santa Lucia and is.i Juan.
Two hundred persons were reported
killed , mostly women , and many peo
ple were injured. Quezaltenango has
a population o about 25,001) people ; is
handsomly built and veil paved and
has a richly decorated cathedral , sev
eral other churches and a ti iccityhail.
Merchant Kills Himself.
St. Paul , Nebr. , May 24 George
Herrijg a merchant at Palmer , com
mitted suicide yesterday afternoon
at 5 okslock by shooting himself
through the heart. The deed was
caused supposedly , by the discovery
of allegejd irregularities in his ac
counts as clerk of the local Modern
Woodmen camp , which position he
had held for nearly nine years. Hugh
Anderson , who supposed himself in
good standng in the oiganization ,
died recently. When his widow
attempted to collect the insurance
she found fchat he had been suspend
ed on the records of tlie head camp
ince 1894. It is alleged that he
had paid his dues regularly to
Herring , but that they were not
remittbd. Mr. Herring was a man
o'about forty-five years , lie leaves
a widow and one son , who is almost
South Bend , Ind. . May u4 John
W. Curry , aged thirty-one , a carpen
ter , shot and killed his sweetheart ,
Susanne Kccskemeti , aged sixteen
early today and then shot himself
with ihe same revolver.
Curry and the girl with her par-
ents , all apparently in good spirits ,
sat on the porch until midnight ,
when the family retired. About five
minutes later the mother heard
three shots. She gave the matter
but little thought however , and
went to sleep. At two o'clock she
awoke , and looking out saw tbe
bodies of her daughter and Curry
lying on the ground. The couple
had evidently planed to die together.
The girl had laid her best dress
and underclothing on a chair in
the parlur and the man was attired
in his best clothes. They apparent
ly had laid on the ground side by
side. 'lie then evidently placed the
38-caliber revolver over her heart
and rired twice. Both bullets not
an inch apart passed through her
body and buried themselves iu tha
ground. He then shot himself in
the mouth. His right hand still
clutched tbe weapon. There was no
indication of a struggle and no reason
for the tragedy is known.
Woman Kills Her Husband.
Pittsburg , May 24 Joseph Pear
son , a horse jockey was shot and it
instautaly killed by his wife Louise ,
at tbe hitters home in Esplenbor-
ough last night.
He was in the act of braining her
with a hatchefc when tbe women
warned of his intentions by numer
ous remarks which he had let drop
during the day , fired point blank at
The bullet entered the right
cheek and lodged in the brain ,
Pearson falling a cropse at her
feet. Mrs , Pearson surrendered to
the officers at once and will be held
pending the coroner's inquest.
Two Men For Penitentiary.
Kearney , Nebr , May 24 She IB
Sammons has received the commu- $
ment papers from the clerk of the
district court for the removal of
Lester Strong and Arthur Snowden
to the penitentiary. Strong to serve
five years and Snowden eighteen
months from May 20 , 1902 .The
sheriff will take them to Lincoln.
Strong was sent up two years ago
on the charge of rape and was wait *
ing a new trial. .
The salary of the postmaster at
Butte has been raised to $1,100.
Catholics will build a church at
An anonymous philanthropist offers
to build a home for Omaha newsboys.
Germany's twenty-two shipyards
; ive employment to 60,000 men.
David C Dodd of Omaha has secur
ed an appointment as railway postal
. H. Ferguson , of Hastings , is said
to own a hundred grainelevators at
different points on * the Burlington
August Hennins , a young man liv
ing south of Plattsmouth is reported
to have fallen into a fortune of
$50,000 by the death of his adopted
parents in Germany.
Mrs. E. C. Watkins , a nurse , was se
riously and probably fatally burned. ,
Her clothing caught tire and she was
.so badly burned that there is little
hope of her recovery.
The "Nebraska Normal won the
third interstate debate from theEm-
poria "Jayhawers , " F. J. Minsday ,
Edison ; C. B. Buckley , Rradshaw , and
R. J Gilbert , Johnson , represented
Horse theives are at work at Falls
City. John Strauss , a young farmer ,
came to town and hitched a horse at
the public square , which was stolen
during the evening with buggy and
Henry Schutte , living four miles
west of Hickman , resound his two-
vear-old son from a large rattlesnake.
The snake had bitten the boy and was
preparing to strike again when the
father killed the reptile.
David Guthrie has applied for a re
ceiver for the firm of Guthrie Brothers
of Superior. The application is made
because the two brothers in the mill
ing company cannot agree as to the
division of the business.
A number of local capitalists are
considering a plan to build an electric
railroad from Nebraska City to Sidney ,
la. No road runs through that coun
try. The company is seekiner permis
sion from the Burlington to use its
bridge over the Missouri.
The Carnegie library building at
Linco nwas opened to the public Tues
day afternoon , May 27. Prominent
citizens made addresses on library
topics. The building and lixiurescost
$77,000 and were donated by Mr. Car
It has been rumored at Plattsmouth
that Will Berger and Miss Ida Murray
have been married in Council Bluffs.
Berger deserted his wife , the sister of
his new bride , and two small children ,
list summer and neither his wife nor
his other relatives have known where
he was since.
Arrangements have been made for
holding union revival in a tent which
will seat 2,500 persons at High School
in Plattsmoutb , commencing June 1.
Evan.elist F. E. Smiley of Denver and
a celebrated singer with a choir of 100
voices will conduct the services and
furnish the music.
Deputy State Game Warden Conns-
man of Omaha , accompanied by Don
Forbes , game warden for Dakota
county , captured a trommel net 225
feet long , which contained 100
pounds of tlsh. The catch was dis
tributed among the poor. The net
was ( ound near the farm of William
Burnett. A forty-yard gill net was
discovered on the premises of Charles
Wester and was confiscated.
An exchange says : The stake which
marks the half way point on the con
tinent , from ocean to ocean , is on a
ranch in Nebraska. The ranch com
prises 8000 acres , on which H. D. Wat
son an Easterner , has laid out a mod
el farm in which agriculture , dairy
ing , stock raising , bee culture and
other similar lines of effort are oper
ated on strictly scientific lines. It is
his hope to make of it a gigantic out
door school of agriculture. This farm
is equipped with buildings sufficient
to compose a good sized town. The
farm is the largest of its kind in the
world. An orchard contains 6000
peach trees , 3500 plums , 3000 apples ,
5500 cherries and other kinds of fruit.
There are more than 2500 acres of al
falfa. The dairy feature of the farm
will be on a large scale. There is a
central herd of cows and smaller herds
to each of the smaller farms.
The funds for the public schools of
the state will be divided among
the various counties on the basis of
$1.10 to each person of school age.
This is the semi-annual apportion
ment and is the largest ever made ,
with one exception. In 1898 , $1.20
was apportioned to each pupil of
school age , but this was when a
special effort was made to collect
back taxes. The total sum to De
apportionned is $41,750 , tbe school
population being 377,000.
Excerpts From The Nebraska Independent , Lincoln , Nebraska , Made by Direc
tion of the Populist State Central Committee.
Two bills which were introduced at
the last session of the legislature by
Mr. Taylor of Ouster county deserve
notice at this time because there will
doubtless be an effort to introduce
them again at the next session. These
are house roll No. 428 and No. 430 of.
the 27th session.
No. 428 disqualifies any person for
serving as a petit juror if within a
year previous to the time of his be
ing offered as a juror he has received
or used free railroad transportation
No. 430 disqualifies a judge or justice
from sitting in a case when he shall
have received or used free transporta
tion , unless by mutual consent of the
parties to be made in writing and
made a part of the records , the disabil
ity is waived.
The Independent understands that
these bills were drawn up by Judge
Ames and W. B. Price and were intro
duced by Mr. Taylor who believed
thoroughly in the justice of making
such provisions as the bills call for.
The State Press
The Hon. Charles Wooster of Mer-
rick is engaged in a joint debate with
Uncle George Wells of the Central City
Democrat over the Meserve matter.
If tho honorable Charles would study
the treasurer's report of 1898 he could
see exactly the amount of money Bart-
ley turned over to Meserve.
Horace M. Davis of the Greeley
Leader-Indpendent claims ' to have a
card up his sleeve on the Sixth district
congressional nomination. He's for a
democrat f r governor , but accepts Dr.
C. E. Coffin of Ord as second choice.
Col. C. J. Bowlby of the Crete Dem
ocrat , in answer to the Nebraska City
News' question : "Well , what is the
matter with General Victor Vifquain
( for governor ) ? " says , "He's all right ;
but we do not believe he has any show
for the nomination. Smyth has the
support of nearly every anti-trust
voter in the state either as a first or
second choice. "
R. O. Adams of the Grand Island
Democrat believes D. J. Koenigstein
( the Norfolk Times-Tribune's candi
date for governor ) is certainly worthy
of consideration. "
B. A. Walrath of the Polk County
Democrat. Osceola. thinks "W. L.
Stark for governor will poll more
votes than any other man at the pres
ent time. No other man in the state ,
in our opinion , can poll as many votes
as did Silas Holcomb but our own
Stark. " But Bowlby of the Crete Dem
ocrat and Wahlquist of the Adams
County Democrat believe Stark is the
only man to win in the Fourth for con
Alfred Pont of the Stanton Register
observes that "John C. Sprecher is
not being fought by any fusion paper
in the state" and believes that Sprech
er will do more than any other candi
date to promote unity and harmony
among the fusion forces. Most of the
third district papers are whooping it
ip for Sprecher.
J. P. Hale of the Red Cloud Nation
says. "Dr. Robert Damerell. in our
opinion , will be the next governor of
Nebraska. He is our own choice of a
man who. if elected , will make the
best governor Nebraska ever had. "
Col. Edgah Howahd of the Columbus
Telegram has changed his tactics
slightly and is now writing para
graphs for reproduction in his own
party papers. Most of the time he
writes that the rej iblican papers "will
please copy. " "Si y with 'em , boys , "
is his latest slogan , "and make the
nominee for governor a democrat of
the Smyth or Vifquain stamp. Let's
make the best fight there is in us. If
we lose , then let us be ready to grace
fully accept the leadership of some
good and clean pop. like a Sutherland
or a Sprecher. " Good for Ed.
The Third district congressional
nomination seems to have developed
some misunderstandings. Moseley
Warner of the Lyons Mirror brought
out the name of R. A. Tawney of
Pierce , and a number of the Third
district papers took up the cry In
good earnest. Afterward a report got
circulated that Tawney refuses to ac
cept. "Tawney hasn't pulled out of
the race. " Warner tells Mark Murray
of the Pender Times , "why don't some
of you democrats look up matters be
fore you commit yourselves ? Senator
Allen's Madison Mail can also spend
some of its time looking up. "
R. D. Kelly of the Fremont Leader
is determined that Congressman Rob
inson shall not forget that he ousted
Maxwell on the plea of taking turns ,
and notes that Tawney is mentioned
and suggests that "Sprecher has been
a standing candidate. "
The Sixth district congressional
fight lines up with R. L. Miller of Bur-
well backed by the Mascot of that
place , his former paper : Judge W. H.
Westover of Rushville backed by the
Holt County Independent : the St. Paul
" " honograph-Press favoring either
Judge Homer M. Sullivan of Broken
Bow or Mike Harrington of O'Neill ;
and the Greeley Citizen favoring Gen.
P. H. Barry of Greeley.
Jason L. Claflin of the Ord Journal
devotes over a column in supporting
Dr. C. E. Coffin for governor. And C.
B. Sprague of the Blair Republican
"fully indorses Dr. Coffin's candi
dacy. " The Greeley Citizen , however ,
wants Coffin for auditor.
Between the lines one can read that
Edwin S. Eves of the Holt County In
dependent would be glad to announce
that M. F. Harrington would accept
the nomination for governor. The
question is , Will Mike accept ? The
Ewing Advocate and Boyd County
Register are both enthusiastic for Har
rington. Mr. Eves believes the nomi
nee should be a populist , although he
concedes that it "would certainly be
hard for any fusionist to cast a vote
in convention or at the polls against
Billy Thompson ( of Grand Island ) . "
R. S. Scofleld of the Loup County '
News remarks that "G. W. Berge of
Lincoln is frequently mentioned as
the proper man for the fusionists to
nominate for governor. He would suit
all sections of the state and would
make big Inroads on the B. & M. vote
at the ste J capital. "
D. LivhAt'ston of the Lawrence Locot
motive quotes with approval from the
Nelson Sun , which takes occasion to
defend R. D. Sutherland against the
fight being made upon him by Col.
Lyori of the recently Hannaized Her
J. H. Dundas of the Auburn Gran
ger evidently never acted as chairman
of the state committee. Here is the
proof : "This would he a good time
for the several political parties to
set about raising campaign , or cor
ruption funds. A tax of $1 per heac
on every fellow'who is anxious foi
the nomination for governor , or for
congress , would raise a fund sufficient
to conduct a rousing campaign and
raise Texas generally. " It is true that
the suggested tax would raise a com
fortable fund if it were paid. But
Bro. Dundas has been so busy with re
ligion and historical matters the past
several years , he probably doesn't
know that populists are getting "very
near , " as the Scotchman would say.
Without a dollar in the committee
treasury , yet with over $1GOO unpaid
on last year's business , the outlook
for raising a "campaign , or corruption
fund , " as Bro. Dundas puts it , it not
Nebraska republican state conven
tion , Lincoln , June 18.
Nebraska populist state convention ,
Grand Island , June 24.
Nebraska democratic state conven
tion , Grand Island. June 24.
First district republican congres
sional. Lincoln , May 27.
Fourth district republican congres
sional , Beatrice , June 16.
Fifth district republican congres
sional , Hastings , June 10.
Kansas democratic state , Wichita ,
Kansas populist state , Topeka ,
South Dakota populist state , Huron ,
Sixth congressional , democratic ,
Kearney , July 9.
Sixth congressional , populist , Kear
ney , July 9.
NEBRASKA COUNTY CONVEN
Harlan. republican , at Orleans , June
6 ; nominating.
Red Willow , republican , at McCook ,
May 24 ; nominating.
Pawnee , republican , Pawnee City ,
Burt , republican. Oakland , May 19.
York , democratic , York. June 14.
York , populist. Yolrk , June 14.
Fillmore , republican , Geneva , Slay
Knox. republican , Center. June 7.
Madison , republican , was held at
Battle Creek , Wednesday , May 7 ; dele
gates selected to state convention. In
structed for W. 1\I. Robertson for gov
When your republican neighbor
shows you a statement that the Diet-
i ich-Savage-Bartley combination is
running the state institutions more
economically than under the fusion
administrations of Holcomb and Poyn-
ter and that everything is running
along so smoothly just inquire why
John Mallalieu resigned as superinten
dent of the boys' industrial school at
Kearney. He will doubtless tell you
that it was because John got a crack
ing good job out in Colorado that is
the lie the republican papers are tell
ing , although one of them has Sled
away in a pigeon-hole a four-column
story of scandals connected with that
institution. John resigned before the
populist and democratic papers made
any mention of the scrapes out in his
institution he was compelled to do
so.Might ? ask that republican neighbor
if he noticed the item in the State
Journal a week or so ago relating that
the dead body of a day-old child had
been found in the weeds near the pen
itentiary. There is not a particle of
doubt that if this matter could be
thoroughly investigated and the truth
known , that another republican offi
cial would be called on to resign
There are men about the penitentiary
who could tell the truth about the
death of that hapless infant , conceived
in iniquity , born in disgrace and put
out of the way.
Here is a sample of republican state
ments. Figures compiled by the repub
lican press bureau at the capitol , and
published in republican papers over
the state. Institution for feeble-mind
ed youth , at Beatrice. Fusion ex
penses from April 1 , 1899. to April 1 ,
1900 , as shown by the auditor's books ,
under Poynter's administration. Re
publican expexnses from April 1. 1901 ,
to April 1 , 1902 , as shown by the au
ditor's books , under the Dietrich-Sav
THE REPUBLICAN LIE.
Fusion § 56,896 28
Republican 37,159 12
Republican "saving" ? 19,737 16
THE REAL FACTS.
For current expenses $28,211 63
For four new buildings 26,776 04
Total $54,987 87
For current expenses $37,165 12
Purchase of land 13.713 90
Total $50.879 02
The fusion current expenses were
aclvally $8,953.49 less than the repub
lican cm rent expenses. A republican
lie of oniy $28,000 to $30,000 for one
institution is , however , rather better
than one , who is acquainted with re-
publica : methods , might expect
Take one teaspoonful of whole cloves ,
one tablespoonful of allspice and one
tablespoonful of lemon. Crush them
lightly and bob ? ne minute in a quart
jf vingear and A pint of sugar mixed.
Selecta fine variety of pear , halve them ,
taking out the Seeds , boil them in water
until nearly tender , and finish them hi
the syrup , cooking them not too soft.
Cover them well with syrup and place
them in small stone jars. Tie a cover
aver the Jar.
IN CLOSE QUARTERa
Death Menaced the Hidden
frotn Two Directions.
Many and varied were the
ences which befell the heroes of India *
warfare. Jack Stilwell and "P t f *
Tnideau. two border scouts , had a pe
culiar adventure one day in northern.
Kansas when on the way to frauaswm
help to the little fort on the Arikare *
River , which was besieged by the In
The two scouts had made their wax
under cover of the darkness until they
thought they were safe from purvalfc
Then they plunged boldly forward.
They were crossing a level plain
when they descried several Indian * o
horseback. Hoping that they bad aot-
been seen by the savaires , tbe wait * .
men dropped to the ground , and seeing.
the skeleton of a buffalo not far dis
tant , they quickly got behind it and
concealed themselves In some weed *
which grew rank and high about it.
Poor though it was. it was the osly
shelter in tbe vast plain.
They had not been long hidden whear
they heard the Hoping of horses'
hoofs , and the Indians came to a ha.16
not a liumlriHl yards from where thej-
lay. They .urave themselves up for kwf
for a moment , but .soon ascertained
that the Indians had halted merely far
At that very instant , however , they
were menaced by an unexpected dan
ger. They were pressing close against
the buffalo skeleton , afraid to move for
fear of disclosing themselves to tbe
Indians , when they heard a peculiar
whir , and to their horror saw a bug *
rattlesnake coiled within two feet ot
It was a trying moment Deatk
threatened them on either baud. Botk
men remained motionless , however
and at lensrih the angry rattler quieted
down and its tail ceased its rapid vibra
tion , although it still remained in coiL
The slightest movement on the part of
the si-outs sufficed to set the rattles in
For what seined a Iontime the sit
uation remained unchanged. Tuea.
Jack , who was solacing himself with
a large chew of tobacco , suddenly spat
( squarely on the snake's bead.
The reptile was taken by surprise
and the result was srood. The suake
uncoiled and glided on" , actually crawt-
jnjr over Tnuleaifs letr as it went.
The Indians rode away soon after
ward , and the two scouts drew a breath
of relief. Rut it was not for several
hours that they dared to venture from
their place oJconcealment. .
lii music the thumb is counted as a-
rtnjrer. otherwise the fourth finger is th
In some of the farming districts ot
vhina pigs are harnessed to small wajr-
ons and made to draw them.
All birds serve as weathercocks when
they are perched on lives or bushes , as
they almost invariably face the wind-
In Zululand. when the moon is at the
full , objects are visible at a distance of
seven miles. By starlight one can read.
Grasshoppers are so great a plagmm
at Hay , N. S.V. . , that they obscure all
the street lamps at night
, leaving the :
town in total darkness.
The largest sum ever spent in irnpiw-
ing one street was $14,300,000 , on th
Hue de Rivoli , Paris. New Cam * * .
street , Londoii. cost 52,950,000.
The Mistichthys luzonensis of th
Philippines averages a half-inch to-
length. This fish is scooped up in qnanr
tities and used as food. It belong * t *
the goby family.
Berlin has a little circus in which th ,
performers are trained ants. They
dance , turn somersaults , draw minia
ture wajroiis. fight sham battles an * <
perform other wonders.
A Parisian lamplighter makeshi *
rounds on a bicycle , with a long torcfc
carried over his right shoulder. H < r
guides the wheel with the left han
and is so expert that he lights the lamp-
It was William Pitt who origrnatetf
the Income tax in Great Britain , la-
1798 , as a war tax. The Napoleonl
wars were fought with it. From that
time to this it has been the resort of
all ministers to meet war expenditures.
Now York has more incoming
outgoing trains a day than
has ; all roads entering New York ; In
eluding , as you say , Jersey City and
Hoboken , are double-track lines ; almost
all of those entering Chicago are
The King of England receives a
ary or "civil list" of 470,000 , or ,
$2,3oO,000 ; out of this he has to pay ce-
tain fixed charges. The King ot Pru * >
sla receives at least 15,719,296
or about ? 3,852,770. He receives
bag as German Emperor.
Professor Seybold , of Stuttgart ; has
discovered in the Tueblngen University
library an Arabic manuscript five hun
dred years old. which is probaWy th -
original of the "Arabian Nights , " H *
has also found manuscript descriatnjf-
the whole religious system of to *
A certain medical celebrity once
if his patients would eat a couple at
good oranges before breakfast , fron-
February to July , his practice woul&
be gone. Ailing folks ought to try th
experiment The price of the oranges :
would not amount to one-fourth of th *
The smell from frying cat fish
mains in the house aa long as
from boiling kraut.
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