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The Valentine Democrat
VAUENT4NE , NEB.
XM. JUGE ,
MAT EXPRESS YIEWS
CZAR'S GRACIOUS CONCESSION
TO HS , ! PEOPLE.
Emperor Issues Rescript Will Be
JS'o Change in Autocracy People's
Rights * to be Heard This Much It
Recognizes , and No 3Iore.
St. Petersburg : In the Alexandria
palace at Tzurskoi Selo , surrounded by
the ministers and a few members of
the court , and with the empress at his
side , Emperor Nicholas Friday afternoon
aflixed his signature to a rescript con
taining his majesty's decree to give elect
ed representatives of the people an op
portunity to express their views in the
preparation of the laws of the empire.
This is the autocracy's final response
to the agitation in favor of representa
tion of the people in the government ,
which has brought Russia in the last few
months almost to the brink of revolu
tion. No change in the regime of au
tocracy is involved for the present , and
it means neither a constitution nor a
national assembly. At the same time it
recognizes the principle of the people's
right to be heard regarding laws under
which they must live.
Whatever the result may be , the docu
ment is sure to mark an epoch in Rus
sian history as important as the signing
of the emancipation manifesto , the twen
ty-fourth anniversary of which it was
intended to signalize.
The signing of the document came at
the end of a dramatic scene , the climax
of which was an impassioned speech by
Emperor Nicholas to his ministers , in
which he declared that he sought only
the welfare of his subjects.
"I am willing. " the emperor said , "to
shed my blood for the good of my peo
SEVEN PERSONS KILLED.
Collision of Trains Bound for the
Pittsburg , Pa. : Seven men were killed
and a score of persons injured Friday
night in a rear-end collision of special
trains bound from Cleveland , O. , to
Washington on the Pittsburg , Fort
Wayne and Chicago Railroad , carrying
Ohio delegations to the inauguration.
The first train of seven cars earned a
battalion of Ohio National Guard engi
neers. It stopped at Clifton , eight miles
west of Pittsburg , to repair a hot box.
The second train , with the same number
of cars , carried the Tippecanoe Club of
Cleveland , a band and twenty-five wo
men.The special trains were running close
together and the rear brakeman of the
forward train did not have time to run
back. The engineer of the rear train said
the block signal light showed green and
he ran ahead at forty-five miles an hour.
His locomotive plowed through the rear
Pullman of the forward train and half
way into a tourist sleeping car , just
BATTLE STILL ON.
Desperate Fignting is in Progress
in the far JSnst.
St. Petersburg : According to the lar-
sst information from the front the battle
is now general and of the most desperate
The loss has been exceedingly heavy
an both sides during the preliminary
Although not officially admitted , it is
regarded as certain that Kuropatkin is
directing all his efforts to the withdrawal
of his army to Tie Pass. It is now prac
tically a rear guard action , but the task
Df extricating himself is proving very dif
The Japanese have not only driven in
Kuropatkin's left , but a column is al
ready reported to have crossed the Hun
River east of Fushan. At the same time
the Japanese are pressing the Russian
center under cover of the fire of their
siege guns , and Kuropatkin is gradually
retiring before the Japanese advance.
Statipn Agent Kills Burglar.
Uniouville , Conn. : A. A. Burnham ,
-tation agent of the New York , New Ha
ven and Hartford Railroad , shot and kill
ed a burglar in the station early Thurs-
dy. A burglar's kit was found on the
body , but there was nothing to reveal
the man's identity. His companions es
Yale Expenses Going Up.
New Haven. Conn. : An analysis of
the income and expense account of Yale
University shows that in cost of tuition
alone there was paid out last year 15
per cent more than the students paid in
as tuition fees. In the whole university
four items alone show an excess of $213 -
Marshall Field Breaks His Leg.
Chicago : Marshall Field is confined at
his residence 1005 Prairie Avenue , with
a broken leg. The injury consists of a
fracture of one of the small bones of the
ankle. It was received in a fall on an
Killed in a Packing HOMSP.
Cedar Rapids , la. : Frank Reemer ,
on employe at the Sinclair packing house ,
while trying to get a rope off a shafting ,
was caught on the shaft andrwhirled
around it to death.
Sioux City Stock Market.
Sioux City : Friday's quotations on
the Sioux City stock market follow :
Butcher steers , $3.75(24.90. ( Top hogs ,
Killed by a Carbuncle
Fond du Lac , Wis. : Col. Hiram I * .
Thompson , an architect and Grand Army
man , died Friday from blood poisoning
caused by a lanced carbuncle. He was
.73 years old. He designed several impor
tant buildings of this city.
Hermann Again Indicted.
Washington : Congressman Binger
Herman , of Oregon , was Friday indicted
by the federal grand jury on the charge
of destroying public records. The spe
cific charge is that he destroyed thirty-
five letters ill press copybooks.
ESTATE IS GOING BEGGING.
John Dickson , Heir to a Canadian
Estate , is Wanted.
Sioux City , la. : A rich estate in New
Brunswick , Canada , is awaiting the ap
pearance of one of the heirs for a set
tlement. The man in question was a
resident of Sioux City , la.ten years
ago. His name is John Dickson , and if
he will communicate with Richard A.
Dicksou , of Elyria , O. , he will shortly
find himself in the possession of more
money than the average man knows what
to do with.
Twenty years ago the elder John
Dickson and his family lived in New
Brunswick , which is a Canadian prov
ince bordering upon the Atlantic. lie
acquired a very large estate , and at his
death left it to his two sons after his
wife had died. This event took place
last year , but in the meantime John
Dickson , the younger , had departed for
the United States and the west and all
track of him was lost. Richard A. Dick-
sou is now an inhabitant of the little
Ohio town , and he has written Mayor
Sears a letter asking his help in locating
RAILROADS WILL GO TO LAV/
Before They "Will Obey Interstate
Commerce Commission Ruling.
Chicago : Executive officers of the west
ern railroads have decided to ignore tho
order of the interstate commerce com
mission requiring them to charge no
higher rates for live stock than arc
charged for the transportation of live
stock products. By the advice of the at
torneys for the different roads the matter
will be tested in the courts , as the rail
roads are agreed that it will be impossi
ble either to lower the live stock Kites
or to increase the rates on live stock
A reduction on the live stock rates in
Compliance with the decision of the com
mission would mean a minimum reduc
tion of 3l/2 cents and a maximum reduc
tion of about 8 cents per hundred pounds ,
and would affect fully 40 per cent of all
the live stock traffic west of Chicago.
The railroads estimate that compliance
with the order of the commission would
mean an annual aggregate loss to the
railroads of about $2,000,000.
V/ILL BE NO STRIKE.
Belief of Engineers' and Firemen's
Xew York : After an all day conference
between representatives of the Brother
hood of Locomotive Engineers and
Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen in
this city it was announced that another
meeting would be held , and that it was
hoped to reach a final settlement at that
time on the differences between the or
ganizations which so nearly resulted in
serious trouble on tho New York , New
Haven and Hartford Railroad.
At tho conclusion of the meeting
Grand Chief Stone , of the engineers , and
Grand Master J. J. Hannahan , of the
firemen , left for their homes in the west ,
expressing themselves of the belief that
danger of a strike on the road had been
ELOPING , PREACHER CAUGHT
Third Escapade of New Jersey Di
vine Halted in Washington.
Washington , D. C. : The third elope
ment of the Rev. J. F. Cordova with his
former choir member , Miss Julia Browne ,
received a rude termination Wednesday
night in the arrest of Cordova by the
Cordova is being held for the New
Brunswick ( N. J. ) authorities as a fugi
tive from justice , and it is probable the
same charge will be placed against the
'jLiie eloping preacher was arrested as
he stepped into a store to make a pur
chase. He refuses to discuss his es
EDWARD WOLCOTT DEAD.
The Former Senator from Colorado
Succumbs in France.
Denver , Colo. : A message announcing
the death of former United States Sena
tor Edward Wolcott , who has been so
journing in France , was received Wed
nesday night at the Brown Palace Hotel.
The cablegram came from Monte Car
lo , France , where the senator had gone
in the hope of obtaining relief from in
fluenza in the milder climate of southern
While the cablegram did not give the
cause of his death , it is known he hud
suffered from stomach trouble for a num
ber of years.
Fight for a Chance to Work.
New York : A newspaper advertise
ment offering a day's work to fifty snow
shovelers brought such a crowd of appli
cants to a point in Fifty-fifth Street
Thursday that the police reserves were
called out to quell an incipient riot which
attended the scramble for work checks.
More than three hundred men came in
response to the advertisement.
Hobson Turned Down.
La Crosse , Wis. : Capt. Richmond P.
Il9bson met with a frosty reception
here Friday when he offered to address
the pupils of the La Crosse high school
while waiting a few hours for a train.
Prof. W. R. Hemmenway refused to
permit it , saying he did not approve of
Ilobson's kissing record.
Armours Sued for 914O.OOO.
Trenton. N. J. : The Metropolitan
Yater Company , of Kansas City , Kan. ,
began suit in the United States circuit
court against the Armour Packing Com
pany to recover $140,000 , alleged to be
due f r water furnished the Armour
Council Cannot Fix Phone Kates.
Columbus , O. : Tho supreme court has
given a decision in the Toledo telephone
case , which was dismissed. The court
holds that councils nor probate courts
are not authorized to fix telephone rates
Girl Frozen to Death.
Humbird , Wis. : The body of Elvina
Sclineller , a 13-year-old girl , was found
near Neillsville. She had been frozen to
death. She left home on Jan. ! ) , and
nothing had been heard concerning her
until she was found dead.
Sultan's Daughter Married.
Constantinople : Primoss Mailhe Sul
tana , daughter of the sultan of Turkey ,
was married at the Yildiz Kiosk Thurs
day to Bikmet Bey , a councillor of state
and son of the Turkish minister of jus
BANDITS ROB TRAIN.
Holdup on Frisco lioad Near Mam
moth Springs , Ark.
Memphis , Tcnn. : A passenger train
on the Frisco system was held up an
robbed by bandits near Mammoth
Springs , Ark. . Wednesday. Tho safe ic
the express car was robbed.
Tho train was signaled shortly after
leaving Mammoth Springs by three men
heavily armed. They entered the cai
of the Southern Express Company and
covered Messenger Harry White with re
volvers. After rifling the safe the rob
bers made a dash for the woods and es
The train , which was due in Memphis
at noon , arrived an hour late and a re
port of the holdup was immediately
made to the railroad and express officials.
The officials of the Southern Express
Company in Memphis state they do not
know the amount of money secured b5
Messenger White went to the com
pany's office , but has not yet made a
The amount of money usually carried
on this train is not large.
ENOUGH TO KILL HUNDREDS
Great Quantity ol Strychnine in
Mrs. Stanford's Medicine.
San Francisco : The receipt Thursday
by the acting chief of police of a cable
gram from High Sheriff Henry , of Hono
lulu , slating that there were no less than
( JU2 grains of strychnine in the bottle of
bicarbonate of soda from which Mrs.
Jane Stanford took a dose shortly before
her death , has aroused the detective forc < 5
of this city , nad every effort is being
made to discover who placed the poison
in the medicine.
The police believe that the bicarbonate
of soda and the strychnine were pur
chased here and secretly dropped into
the bottle by a person connected with the
The bottle containing the bicarbonate
of soda and its death dealing potion
originally were purchased in Australia ,
but , according to Miss Bertha Berner ,
Mrs. Stanford's private secretary , and
the maid. May Hunt , the bottle was re
filled in this city at a local drug store ,
SUIT FOR CONSPIRACY.
Santa Fe Hail road to be Included
with Standard Oil.
Topeka. Kan. : The Atchison , Topeka
and Santa Fe Railroad Company is to be
included in Attorney General Coleman's
suit for conspiracy against the Standard
Oil Company. Mr. Colcman said
that the Santa Fe was left out of the
original petition by an error of the sten
ographer. He will at once file an amend
ed petition to include the Santa Fe. The
suit is brought against all the railroads
in the state. The strongest feature of
the situation , according to the attorney
general , is that relating to the failure of
the Standard to pay charter fees , thus
having no authority to do business in the
state. To fight the Standard is the ob
ject of the suit. The fight against the
railroads is brought to dissolve the
fieight rate combination.
Two Trains Come Together in Vir
ginia One Killed.
Alexandria , Ya. : One man was killed
and from fifty to sixty people were more
or less hurt in a head-on collision be
tween two trains on the Washington ,
Alexandria and Mount Verm on Railroad
at Spring Park station Wednesday night.
The man killed was Frederick Schneider ,
of Marietta , Pa. , Avho was employed as
the engineer of the "dinkey" engine on
the railway construction work near the
Among those injured were Conductoi
Davis , the motormen of both trains and
J. S. Cropper , postmaster of this city.
So far as ascertained the condition of
none of the injured is serious.
The two trains which came together
were one from Washington and M special
from this city , the majority of those iu
the former being women.
Kaiser Rrnts Kntire Hotel.
Milan : A dispatch from Taormina ,
Sicily , says all visitors at the Hotel
Times at Taomina left the hotel , as it is
reserved exclusively for the German em
peror , who will arrive March 20 with
his family and suite of forty persons.
Furniture fo'r the chambers reserved for
the emperor and empress will be sent di
rectly from Herlin. The emperor ha ?
rented the hotel for . ' s5,000.
Murdered by Robber.
Chicago : James A. Logan. Jr. , aged
17 , colored , confessed Wednesday to
having murdered Mrs. Delia Tracy , the
woman found dead Tuesday night on the
sidewalk in the fashionable residence
portion of Hyde Park. The woman was
a domestic , employed three blocks from
the scene of the tragedy. Robbery was'
Taking Stock Transfers.
Albany , N. Y. : At the hearing before
the joint taxation commission of the
general assembly Thursday representa
tives of the New York Stock and Consol
idated exchanges declared that the en-
actment of the proposed law taxing
stock transfers $2 per hundred would
cost New York City its pre-eminence as
a financial center.
Ate Fillet of Rhinoceros.
New York : The Canadian camp ate a
rhinoceros dinner Thursday nicht at the
Hotel As tor. The guests included many
women and numbered 2oO. The menu
cards announced thnt the fillet of rhi
noceros had been prepared from a rhi
noceros presented to the camp by Prince
Henry of Prussia.
Gambler's Shot is K
Terrc Haute. Ind. : Joe Roach shot
and killed "Matty" Robertson , whom hs
found in another gambling house , be-
cause be believed Robertson had been a
party to a theft of J > : MO from Roach's
gambling house. Robertson was a SOD
of Col. Robertson , a prominent citizen.
"Worldrf Pair JK.iii nd5turp.
Jefferson City , Mo. : The lower branch
of the legislature Wednesday authorized
the appointment of a committee to inves
tigate the expenditure of the $1,000,000
appropriation for Missouri's participation
in the world's fair.
For Embezzling $ GOOO.
Chicago : Charged with embezzling
about $0,000 from the Equitable Fire
and Marine Insurance Company , of Prov
idence , R. I. , John J. Mayberry. fojr
fourteen years secretary of tho company
in Chicago , has been arrested. '
STATE OF NEBRASKA
-JEWS OF THE WEEK IN A CON-
in Norfolk Church Panic Nar
rowly Averted Rev. Father Walsh
Showed Great Presence of Mind-
Saved Many from Serious Injury.
Pire broke out in the Sacred Heart
chinch at Norfolk during service Sunday
morning and the 800 people comprising
the congregation were thrown into a
fienzy which , but for the presence of
mind 'of Rev. Father Thomas Walsh ,
must have resulted seriously.
While Father Walsh was iu the midst
of his sermon a puff of smoke yame
through the floor and was almost instant
ly followed by huge flames in the center
of the church.
The congregation arose as one person
and made for the doors. Not a cry was
heard , but the throng of people , a ma
jority being women and children , was
terribly frightened. Several women
fainted and children fell under foot.
Father Walsh held out his hands im
ploringly. ' 'He calm , " he commanded.
" ( Jo out , but go out slowly. There's no
danger if order is preserved. "
His advice was heeded and none was
The fire started from the furnace in
the basement and burst forth without
a moment's warning. The interior fix
tures and a portion of the church were
badly damaged , but the local fire depart
ment by prompt work saved the building.
The smoke was so dense that the fire
men could not enter , but were forced to
fight the flames through the windows.
Fortunately there were no casualties.
Nemaha Man Shoots Himself While
Driving in the Country.
News has just reached Auburn of the
death of IT. D. Clark , of Nemaha. The
best information that has been obtain
ed is that Mr. Clark was driving along
the country road in a wagon with a shot
gun between his knees ; someone passing
saw this , and they had gone but a short
ways when they heard the report of the
gun and saw Clark's hat fly in the air.
When he was found about half of his
head. was gone , having been blown oft"
by the charge. It is naturally supposed
that his death was accidentally caused.
REFUSES TO LEAVE PRISON.
Mrs.Vorsbaker V/ants to Stay and
Finish Her Novel.
* 'I positively will mot leave the prison
at present , " So declared Mrs. Wors-
baker , of Dakota County , sentenced to
seven years for shooting. Warden Beem-
er , of the state prison at Lincoln , was
surprised that she had a good time al
lowance of fifteen months.
"I want to finish my book , " she de
clared. "If you mean to put me out be
fore I get it done I'll do something to
knock ou . my good time. "
The prisoner is at work on a novel.
Found His Hogs.
( Jeorge Frost , a Colfax County farm
er , says that in the last week of Decem
ber he missed five large hogs and had
strongly suspected parties in the neigh
borhood. Last week ho , with one of his
sous , went into a field to haul up some
straw and went to a stack which had
been partly blown over some time ago.
While loading the straw they heard
pounds emanating from the stack and
they soon uncovered the missing five
hogs. The animals were badly emaciated ,
but soon began to recuperate. They had
been buried up about nineweeks without
food or water.
Jakota County Court.
The regular spring term of district
.ourt for Dakota County was convened
In Dakota City Monday morning. The
State vs. Steve Whittecar was taken
iil > for trial. Whittecar is accused of
raping his 14-year-old daughter. Miss
( Jeorgia. and at the last term of district
court was found guilty of the charge by
i jury , but .Judge Graves set the verdict
asid < > on the grounds of misconduct of
the jury. Whittecar has been in jail
aver since his arrest last June , being un-
ible to furnish bond * .
Fine Season at West Point.
At Wost Point the weather ibalmy
nud springlike. Frost is rapidly leaving
the ground and every vestige of snow is
gone. Gardens are being planted and
farmers are busy preparing for sprinjr
seeding. The snow has apparently all
been absorbed by the soil , insurini ; plen
ty of moisture for the coming season.
"Wreck Near Fremont.
A train ou the Northwestern went off
the track just west of the Platte River
bridge on the Superior line Wednesday
night near Fremont. Seven cars loaded
with grain piled up. making a wreck
that was a bad one to handle. A tempo
rary track was built around it and trains-
are running over it as usual.
Engineer's Narrow Escape.
Joe Norris , engineer on the "Irish
Mail , " had a narrow escape from death
at Table Rock. He wa.under the en
gine for some purpose , and his fireman ,
nut knowing , dropped the ash box to \ i
clean it out and caught him , bruising him |
quite seriously. j
Platte County Jail Empty. i
The Platte County jail at Columbus |
is i.'pipty. This is a condition which
raraly happens. Tile la t inmates were
liberated a few days atro. vags who had
been given a term during the cold spell.
Explosion Proves Fatal. j
J. K. Donm-ll. of York , died from the '
.shock caused by the explosion of a gaso
line can , which occurred last week at
the Donnell A : Co.'s laundry , in which
Mr. Donnell was seriously burned.
Will Be Some IVacb.es.
William Mohler , of FalK City , has been
investigating the condition of the peach
buds in that locality and he reports that
there will be some peaches tin * year.
They will appear only on the seedling
trees , however. The large budded fruit
is all killed by the severe weather.
At the session of the Dakota County
Farmers' Institute held in Dakota City
the past week Emmet II. Gribble was
elected president for the ensuing year
aad Andrew J. Kramper secretary.
FIRE AT LINCOLN.
Hargreaves Bros ; , Wholesale
cers. Heavy Losers.
Fire early Wednesday evening nt Lin
coln caused the complete destruction oC
the wholesale grocery stock of | ; '
greaves Bros. , causing a loss of fclirJ-
000 on stock and between $5.000 and
to the four-story building
occupied by the firm. The loss is full/
covered by insurance.
Capt. Stopper was overcome by heat
and was taken home. His condition is
not serious. The blaze was dineovered
in the southwest corner of the upper
located the stock ol
floor , where were
matches , and it is supposed that nrici *
started it. Owing to the low water
pressure and the fact that an engine
broke down just as the department got
to work , much time was lost and the
blaze gained much headway. Itas
checked , however , in the third story and
prevented from spreading.
Thousands of people crowded the fire
men and this made their work the more
difficult. The greater portion of the loss
was caused by water.
TWO GIRLS NEAR DEATH.
Have Narrow Escape "While Boating
on Elkhorn River at Pierce.
A Pierce special says While out boat
riding on the Elkhorn River Miss Edyth
Nelson and Lillian Rentiers were nearly
drowned by the overturning of t. e boat.
Prof. J. M. Mclndoo. who happened to
be walking along the street next to the
river , saw them hanging on to the limb of
a tree , and , not being a swimmer , he
ran to the Upton residence and tele
phoned up to the Upton lumber office for
Mr. Upton and several others jumped
into the dray and made for the river as
fast as the horses could carry them. Up
on arriving at the scene Mr. Upton and
Frank Drebert jumped into the water
and swam to the girls and boosted them
up into a tree and held them there until
the other men pulled out the old boat ,
poured out the water and then rowed out
and rescued the girls.
SR1DGE AT FREMONT GOESOU7
Four Span1 * of Structure Across the
Platte River Gone. !
The three north spans of the Platte
River bridge south of Fremont were car
ried out Sunday forenoon and a little
after noon the next one followed. There
is but little ice in the river , except on the
sand bars , and the current , aided by a
northwest wind , is very swift. Sunday
morning a small ice gorge formed west
of Fremont , sending a big stream of
water through the southwest part of that
dty. It broke before much damage was
The streets in tho north part of Engle-
wood are under water. The county hat
a gang of men using dynamite at the
bridge across the south channel , but aa
communication with that side is cut of !
the condition of the bridge is not known.
SERIOUS TROUBLE FEARED.
Melting Snow Causes the Lioup
lliver to Iise Rapidly.
Reports from railroad offices iu Lincoln
on Thursday say the Loup River is on
the rampage and serious trouble is feared
if the warm weather continues. The ice
has begun to go out without melting per
ceptibly , and a great gorge has formed
at Ravenna , which threatens to cause
a flood. Pleasanton and Pool Siding are
both under water. One bridge has gout ?
out and railroad men are looking for
Gorges are forming in the Platte River
at Grand Island and Plattsmouth. The
fast melting snow is pouring a great vol
ume of water in tb streams.
The Blair Republican and all office
fixtures , good will and the subscription
list , along with the lot and building o\vn-
ed by C. B. Sprague. retiring editor nt
the R ( publican , were bought by Thoma ?
Osterinan. Mr. Overman is an all
around newspaper man and will assiiuu
active control of the paper , changing the
nainn to the Blair Democrat , and w.JJ
be Democratic in politics.
Will Knforce tho Quarantine * .
The Gage County board of health held
a meeting at Hf.itrice. In view of the
fact that the smallpox is spreading over
the county , and is likely to assume an ep-
identic form , it wa decided to enforce
the quarantine regulations more rigidly
iu the future than in the past. Patient"
caught violating the law will be subject
to the penalties prescribed.
Killed by the Cars.
While standing beside a Rock Island '
train that was pulling out of Ashland , !
J. C. I lot tie. aged about IS years , was j
killed. He was struck in such a manner j
that his right loir was thrown under , ,
the wheels , cutting it ofi"above the knee .
and cutting oft" hi right hand and bruis- i
ing his 1 t foot.
Old Ston-c IJjirii Burned.
The large stone barn on the premises
of II. V. Rien. . in the south part of
Heatiice. was damaged by fire Tuexlav
to the extent of S.j ! ( < ) . The buildinir is an
old landmark and was built forty years ]
ago by Fotd Roper , who at that time ! c
owmd.tlte Hratiice flour mill , saw mill
and dam. s
Man Iteturim to "Wales
Louis Williams , until recently an in-
mate of the Lincoln hospital , will short-
ly leave for Wales , his old home , where
his father , who is said to be wealthy ,
veides.Yiiains ! ! uas the owner of a
ranch in Kimball County and last Sep
tember became suddenly deranged.
Painter Falls to His Death.
F. W. O'Connor fell from a window
in ; the thiid story of the Tinrston Hotel
in Omaha Thursday morning and was
crushed to death on the pavement helo-vv.
He had been drinking , his friends say.
and it is supposed he lost his balance
and fell while raising thevhulow. .
Had His Foot Crushed.
Ed F'UTOW. a young fanner living
northwost of Ilumboldt. got one of his
feet caught in the cogs of a hore pow
er , the result being a severe bruising
and lacerating of the member. The phy
sician hopes to avoid amputation.
New City Building for Humboldt
The mayor and council of Humboldt at
a special session passed an ordinance
providing for the submission of the prop >
osition to vote ? 10.000 bonds for a new
city building to be erected in the chj k :
* * " * "
Congressman John A. Sullivan ,
whose violent altercation with Con-
1 gressman Hearst , involving a charge
K A. SULLIVAX. gross. wus
born at Abington , Mass. , in 1SG3 , was
educated at the public schools of Bos
ton and in the Boston University Law-
School. In both his State and Sen
atorial races he defeated popular Re
publicans in a Republican district , and
in both bis Congressional campaigns
he defeated Eugene N. Foss , brother
of Congressman Foss , oi" Illinois. Tbe
charge of murder made against him by
Mr. Hearst grew out of the death of
a man in Boston twenty years ago ,
while the man was being ejected from
a saloon owned by Mr. Sullivan's fa
ther. The elder Sullivan was pun
ished for the offense , but Congressman
Sullivan , then 17 , was allowed to go
Thomas Carlyle once told Dr. Joachim ,
the well-known violinist. "I don't care
generally for musicians : they're an
empty , winfd-baggy sort of people. "
Ananias Baker of Rochester , Ind. ,
Representative from Cass and Fulton
counties , , in the Indiana Assembly ,
who startled that
body of lawmakers
by telling the
House of an at
tempt of the cigar
ette trust to bribe
him , is 5G years old
and is a native of
Virginia. He is a
veteran of the Con
federate army and
went to Rochester
shortlv after the
or inuruer ,
ed the House of
R epresentatives ,
He is a Democrat ,
served two terms
in the State Sen
ate , and is now
serving his sec
ond term in Con-
close of the war , AXAXIAS BAKEK.
penniless. ] He was a carpenter by trade
and ; after several years of economical
living ; saved enough money to enter
the lumber business. He was always a
Democrat until that party threatened
to revise the tariff on lumber , wlien he
went over to the Republicans. Since
that time he has been an ardent work
er < for the Republicans and was elected
to ; the Indiana House of Representa
tives ; in a Democratic district by a ma
jority of over three hundred.
- : : -
James Hall , the Newcastle ship owner , tj
whose death has been recorded , was part
owner ' of the first steam collier. He also
was a philanthropist of original views.
* B *
Gov. Hoch , a country editor with
high ideals , elected to the governor
ship last November , bosan the big fight
now on between
I the State of Kan
sas and the Stand
ard Oil Company.
He skirted it in
j his message by
I asking the Legis
lature to establish
a State refinery.
This he followed
with a speech de
manding that the
oov. E. w. iiocu. Standard C o m-
pany be "throttled. " Then came I
charges in the newspapers of attempt
ed bribery of legislators. The Stand
ard Company announced it will accept
no more oil from the Kansas field.
This , instead of "bringing the State
} to time , ' ' seems to have had the ef
fect of uniting the people on the proj
ect for a refinery to be owned bv the
State. * I
Dr. Charles A. Eastman is now on the
Pacific coast collecting material for his
listory of the Sioux. The work is being
lone j under direction of the Interior De
_ . .
Dr. William Osier
, who has enun
ciated , in his farewell address in this
Country , the sentiment that
man of 40 may be ,
: iseful , one of 00
rears of age has
ceased to be so , has
> een recently cho
sen regius profes
sor of medicine at
Jxford university ,
iiul goes now to
issume his new du-
ies. He is a Ca-
ladian by birth
ind education , ami
: anie to this coun- mWILLIAM OJ > LEK
ry in 1SS4 as profe - > r of clinical
nedicine in the University of Penusyl-
ania. Five years later he was given
he same professorship at Johns Hop-
: ins , an office he is just now resi"n-
ns. His 'Theory and Practice of Med-
cine" Is a text-book throughout the
rorld. He is now 58 years of age.
M. Losman. chairman of the Society
Scientific Research in Antolia , during
recent journey in northern Syria found
L silver com , known to be the oldest in
he world. It
u perfect Ara-
aean inscription of Panammu bar Rerub ,
: ing of Schamol , who reigned 800 B. C.
Sir Heary A. Blake , Governor of Cey-
on , says that Shigalese medical books
f the sixth century described
even varieties of mosquitoes and 424
inds of malarial fever caused by
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