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THE NORFOLK NEWS : FRIDAY , MARCH 1-1,190X. 5
* .Most Serious British Reverse
of the Whole War.
j ! A
TW fit' 'DOER ' VICTORY SHOCKS LONDON , .
'Message From Kitchener Relates Tri
umph of Dclarey Three English Of
ficers and 38 Men Killed In Battle.
Large Number Wounded and Missing
' London , March 11. It was an
nounced yesterday that General Lord
Mcthucu and four guns had been cap.
tured by the Doers commanded by
General Delaroy. The news came like
a thunderbolt to London. The extra
editions of the evening papers giving
nn account of the disaster wore eager
ly bought up and their readers hur
ried through the streets with anxious
faces and bitter remarks were passed
i on the subject of the government's
declaration that the war In South Af
rica was over. The news came too
late to affect business on the stock
exchange , but excited curb dealings
quickly followed the closing , In which
South Africans slumped heavily.
The news was received In the house
of commons amid great excitement.
, The reading of Lord Kitchener's tele
gram by the war secretary , Mr. Bred
Tick , was listened to In deep silence ,
GENERAL LORD HETnUEJT.
which was broken by loud Irish cheers.
Instantly there were cries of "Shame , "
' "shame , " from the government bench
es. Then the Irish members seemed
to think better of their outbreak and
suddenly subsided. The subsequent
eulogistic references to General Me-
thuen were received with cheers. In
brief , Lord Kitchener announced that
when General Methuen was captured ,
wounded , with four guns , three British
officers and 38 men were killed and
five officers and 72 men were wound
ed. In addition , one officer and 200
men were reported missing.
The fight In which General Methuen
was captured occurred before dawn
March 7 between Winburg and Llch-
tenburg , Orange River Colony. The
British force numbered 1,200 men.
The feeling of depression In the
lobbies of the house over the news
was very marked. The service mem
bers of the house expressed the opin
ion that It will necessitate sending
fresh troops to the front , while the
belief was widely expressed that the
Boers will not fall to take advantage
of General Methuen's prominence to
hold him as a hostage for the safety
of Commandant Kritzlngor and other
Boer leaders now In the hands of the
, Delarey's Second Victory.
' Delarey , who has proved himself
the most able of all the Boer generals ,
has within a fortnight gained a second
decisive victory. His first victory was
the capture of Vondonop's camp , when
the British casualties In killed , wound
ed and made prisoners totaled 632 ,
and he has now added to his laurels
by the capture , for the first time
throughout the campaign , of a prom
inent British general and by Inflict
ing what Is generally admitted to bo
one of the worst reverses the British
have suffered throughout the whole
war. It Is supposed that Lord Me
thuen was marching with the Intention
to avenge the capture of the Vondonop
convoy. The newspaper correspond
r-s ents In South Africa have not been
allowed to describe the affair. The
rsk k only additional details available are
contained in a further dispatch from
iLord Kitchener , which Mr. Brodrick ,
the secretary of war , read Just as par
liament adjourned. This dispatch
shows" that the utmost confusion was
caused by native boys with led horses ,
. who galloped through the mule convoy
as the latter was endeavoring , by Lord
Methuen's direction , to close on the
or convoy. The disorder among the
mules communicated itself to the
mounted troops and the Boers , dressed
In khaki , frustrated all the attempts
of the British officers to rally their
forces. Great confusion ensued among
this portion of the mounted troops ,
they and the mule wagons galloping
three miles beyond the ox wagons ,
; where they were cut off.
Sections of the Fourth and Thirty-
-eighth batteries of artillery fought
; wlth great gallantry and 300 men com
posed of the Northumberland Fusiliers
and the Lancashlres showed great
courage In protecting the wagons and
In refusing to surrender until resist
ance was useless. The force under
General Dolaroy wan almost entirely
Pressed in British uniforms. This
anado It Impossible for the Infantry
to distinguish between their own men
and the enemy when the mounted
troops were driven in on them. The
enemy numbered 1,500 men. They
had one 15-pounder and a pompom.
Delarey , Colliers , Kemp , Verraso ,
'ITromp and other commandants were
present. General Mothucn was soon
by nn agent of the Intelligence depart
ment , lie was being well cared for In
his own wagon ,
In a private telegram received hero
Lord Kitchener says : "I find Methuen
has a fractured thigh , but is reported
to bo doing well. " In another mes
sage Lord Kitchener says the wounded
will bo brought In to the railroad to
day and says : "I hope the reinforce
ments now arriving will rectify the
situation In this nrca without dis
turbing operations elsewhere. " It Is re
ported that Lord Kitchener's incom
plete accounts have not told the worst ,
but among the newspapers and the
public there Is a tendency to accept
Mr. Brodrlck's advice to suspend Judg
ment pending the receipt of'details.
HIGH WIND STRIKES OMAHA.
Does Considerable Damage In North
Part of City.
Omaha , March 11. From the north
west a veritable hurricane swept down
upon the city early this morning and
wrought a great amount of damage in
an Incredibly short time. It was pre
ceded bya light rain and the first hailstorm
storm of the spring. At 1 a. m. the
wind suddenly rose to a terrific veloc
ity and swept with almost cyclonic
force through North Omaha and only
npont Itself when it ncared the cen
ter of the city. Its general direction
was apparently toward the river ,
which it crossed , after wrecking ,
ipllntcrlng and shattering buildings ,
-sees , fences and billboards.
The old Coliseum was directly In the
path of the hurricane which blow down
flvo skylights , each weighing some
Much damage was done In David
son's grocery store , Christiansen's
carpet cleaning establishment and the
Western box factory.
The right wing of the storm struck
in the vicinity of Twenty-third and
Cunilng streets. The marble works
of E. P. Rutherford were completely
wrecked. The one-story brick buildIng -
Ing was blown down and the marble
and granite pieces were overturned
and some of them hurled Into the
street. The undertaking establish
ment of T. A. Taggart was badly shat
tered. The front windows of plate
glass were blown In and the Interior
of the store was swept by a perfect
torrent of water.
HOUSE ADOPTS SALARY BILL.
Passes Measure to Classify Rural Free
Washington , March 11. The bill to
classify the rural free delivery service
and place the carriers under the con
tract system , which has been debated
In the house for most a week , was
passed yesterday , but In a form that
completely changed the purpose for
which It was framed. Before It was
passed the bill was altered radically
by Its opponents. All the provisions
relating to the placing of carriers un
der the contract system were stricken
out and the salary system not only was
continued , but the maximum salary
of carriers was Increased from $500 to
$600 per annum. A motion offered
by Williams ( Dem. , Ills. ) to recommit
the bill , with instructions to report
back an amendment providing for the
dismissal from the service of carriers
who would use their influence In favor
of any particular party or any par
ticular candidate was voted down 96
As passed , the bill classifies the
rural free delivery service and fixes
the compensation of employes as fol
lows : Special agents In charge of di
visions , not exceeding $2,400 per an
num ; special agents , four classes ,
graded from $1,300 to $1,600 ; route Inspectors
specters , four classes , from $900 to
$1,200 ; clerks , four classes , from $900
to $1,200. The compensation of car
riers Is not to excee'd $600.
Today the postoffice appropriation
bill will bo considered.
VEST ATTACKS SUBSIDY BILL.
Missouri Senator Is Accorded Most
Washington , March 11. For nearly
two hours yesterday Vest ( Mo ) ad
dressed the senate In opposition to the
pending ship subsidy bill. No member
of the body has been accorded more
flatteringly close attention than ho re
ceived. Despite his evident feebleness
ho spOke with force and fire and at
times became brilliantly eloquent.
Ho carefully analyzed the pending
measure , and particularly attacked
the present navigation laws , which , he
declared , were relics of barbarism
and responsible for the decline of our
TJllman ( S. C. ) followed with a brief
speech in opposition to the bill. Ho
denounced the policy of giving sub
sidies to anybody , particularly to Indi
viduals and corporations engaged in
the forming of shipping trusts.
The senate passed a considerable
number of unobjected bills on the
Two Bodies Washed Ashore.
Now York , March 11. The bodies
of two men dressed In the uniforms of
United States soldiers were washed
ashore at Sands Point , L. I. , yester
day afternoon. So far no word has
been received as to the Identity of the
Roberts Is Exonerated.
Washington , March 11. The civil
service commission has adopted a re
port exonerating Postmaster Roberts
of Brooklyn from any willful violations
of the civil Borvlco law and rules as
charged by the National Civil Service
Negro Hanged by Mob.
Sherman , Arlc. , March 11. A negro ,
giving his name as Horace McCoy , ac
cused of assaulting a white woman
and a nogress , was hanged by a mob
United States Begins Action
Against Securities Scheme.
BROUGHT IN ST. PAUL COURT.
Demands That the Company Be Per
petually Enjoined From Operating
Great Northern and Northern Pa-
c'flc Under One Incorporation.
St. Paul , March 11. The govern
ment's attack upon the $400,000,000
Northern Securities company , as rep
resenting the merger of the Northern
Pacific and the Great Northern Hall
way companies , was begun yesterday
by a bill for Injunction filed hero In
the circuit court of the United States.
The suit Is Instituted in the name of
the United States and against the
Northern Securities company , the
merged railroads , J. Plorpont Morgan ,
James J. Hill and all the directors ,
officers and stockholders of the three
companies Involved , and seeks perpet
ually to restrain them from carrying
out the purposes of the Now Jersey
corporation. Action Is brought In ac
cordance with the provision of the
Sherman anti-trust act , passed July 2 ,
1098 , which it is said to violate and
It Is sought to have the merger of the
northern roads declared nn unlawful
combination and conspiracy In re
straint of trade.
The petition In the rase Is signed
by Milton D. Purdy , district attorney
for Minnesota , and by IJhllander G.
Knox , attorney general , and by John
K. Richards , solicitor general of the
KNOCKS OUT ANTI-TRUST LAW.
Exceptions to Measure Fatal to Its
Washington , March 11. The United
States supreme court yesterday de
cided the Illinois anti-trust statute to
be unconstitutional , because of the
provision of the law exempting agrl-1 I
cultural products and live stock from j
the operations of the law. I
The decision of the court , In effect ,
declares unconstitutional the anti-trust
laws of Georgia , Illinois , Indiana ,
Louisiana , Michigan , Mississippi , Mon
tana , Nebraska , North Carolina , South
Dakota , Tennessee , Texas and Wis
consin. In each of these states there
Is nn exemption In favor of Hvo stock
and agricultural products In the hands
of the raiser or producer , or of labor
organizations. Under the rulings of
the court an anti-trust law to bo con
stitutional must apply Indiscriminately '
to all combinations , with no exemp
tions or exceptions whatever.
Kills Sweetheart , Shoots Himself.
Chicago , March 11. Last night In
the suburb of Rlvervlew , 20 miles
from Chicago , Edward Desnltz , 22
years of age , shot and instantly killed
Lillle Dlttmann , his fiance , 19 years
old. After killing the girl , Desnitz
sent a bullet Into his own head. Ho
was removed to the Jail In a dying
condition. A mob gathered to lynch
him and was battering In the Jail door
when the assurance of a physician
that he could not live caused them to
retire. The cause .of the tragedy was
the Jealousy of Desnltz , who said the
girl cared more for others than for
Five Children Burned to Death.
Binghamton , N. Y. , March 11. "Dig
one large grave , , children all dead , "
so reads a telegram received yester
day by his sister in this city from
Thomas Scanlon , whose five children
were burned to death at Shinhopplo
last night. They wore Mary , aged 13 ;
Thomas , aged 13 ; Nellie , aged 8 ; Den-
nie , aged 6 ; Charles , aged 4. The
bodies will bo brought here In one
large coffin for burial today.
Prince Ends His Tour.
Philadelphia , March 11. Prlnco
Henry finished his American tour in
this city yesterday and for the brief
space of five hours was the guest of
this municipality. His reception was
most cordial and his welcome heart
felt. From the moment when the spe
cial train bearing the imperial visitor
steamed into the Pennsylvania railroad
station the popular demonstration was
hearty and spontaneous.
Ends Life With Dynamite.
Guthrle , O. T. , March 11. Knight
W. Joles committed suicide yesterday
at Perry , holding a stick of dynamite
under hs [ head until It exploded , blowIng -
Ing off his head and both hands. He
had been arrested on the charge of
burning the mall , which he was em
ployed to carry. He confessed , saying
he had only burned papers to keep
from delivering them.
Judge Campbell Declines Place.
Aberdeen , S. D. , March 11. Judge
A. W. Campbell has received formal
notice of his appointment as assistant
attorney general in the Spanish-Amer
ican war claims matters and in the
communication Mr. Kuox Informs him
that the salary will be only $300 per
month. The amount named decided
Judge Campbell not to accept the
Woman Held Up by Highwaymen.
Guthrle , O. T. , March 11. Miss
Sybil Taylor of Rockford , la. , waa
held up by highwaymen near this city
last night. Her pockets wore cut from
her dress , robbing her of money , roll-
road tickets , postoffico order and other
Editor John S. Murphy Dead.
Dubuque , March 11. John S. Mur
phy , editor of the Telegraph , died
suddenly yesterday la his editorial
FREIGHT HANDLERS STRIKE.
Labor Difficulty Ties Up Freight Traf
fic at Ooston.
lloslon , March 11. After nearly six
wookH of sklrmlHhlng , the dreaded la
bor war between the organized toamn-
torn , freight and express handlers of
Boston and the two great rat I rand cor
porations , the New York , Now Haven
and Hartford and the Boston and Al
bany , broke out yoBtprday. The out
look IH that unluHU powerful agonclon
are npuedlly invoked to compel peace
the struggle will have a far-ronc.hlng
effect. The Htrlko , which IH a sympa
thetic one , already InvolvoH 8,000 men
In and about BoHtou. Stopping work
hecnutu ) of the discharge of union mon
who ruftiHcd to handle nonunion
moved freight , the four organlzatlonn
now on Htrlko made every effort to extend -
tend their nphoro of Inlluoneo to atllN
lated bodlcH , while the corporation ! !
eneigetleally tried to fill the strikers'
pliicoa and to receive anil dispatch
goods offered them , lloth met with
seine mcamiru of BUI-COBB.
Today the local employes of the
great express companies , the Adamn
ami the Now York and Boston , two
companies which handle practically
all the fast freight In Houthorn New
England , will rofuHo to work , whllo
several smaller bodies of organized
labor , such as the brewery teamsters
and the piano movers , an well as
freight handlers In Eaut Boston , will
The action of the express men In
Joining the freight handlers will quick
ly affect the fast freight buslncHH with
nearby renters like Worcester. Spring
field , Hartford , Now Haven , Provi
dence , Fall Hlver and Now Bedford.
The contest Is being closely watched
on all Hides by labor leaders.
FORMER PARTNER ON TRIAL.
Stewart Fife , Alleged Murderer of
Richardson , Must Answer Charge.
Bavminah , Mo , , March 11. Stewart
Fife's trial for the murder of Frank
A. Richardson , his former associate In
business hero , began yoHtunlay.
Fife has lost much of the calmness
that lie displayed when ho arrived
from North Ynklinn , Wash. , where ho
was arrested two months ago. Ho
Bleeps but little and when he entered
the court room he looked worried.
Several stories of new and startling
developments that are to come out at
the trial have been circulated , one of
them being to the effect that Fife's
lawyers will Implicate another man
in the murder.
Mrs. Richardson , widow of the dead
man , who was acquitted recently of
complicity In the murder , will appear
as a witness for the defense , while her
two young sons will be used as wit
nesses for the state. Fife's attorneys
will , It Is said , try to prove an alibi
TAKE NO CHANCES ON ESCAPE.
Accomplice of True Johnson In Diamond
mend Robbery In Chains.
Chicago , March 11. Clunlnod to his
wife and guarded by five detectives
and a sheriff , Charles Savage , a negro
who Is charged with being implicated
in a $11,000 diamond robbery In Port
land , Or. , last November , arrived In
Chicago from Montreal , Can. , and con
tinued on the way to Portland. Sav
age and his wife were arrested after
a chase across the continent. Savage
Is charged with entering the room and
robbing the trunk of A. L. Lowenthal ,
a Now York diamond merchant , while
ho was stopping at a Portland hotel.
Savage , Mrs. Savage and a woman
known as True Johnson , who was ar
rested In Omaha , are charged with
havlng disposed of the stolen property.
TRANSPORT WARREN DISABLED.
Broken Propeller Causes Ship Bearing
700 Men to Put Back Into Port.
Honolulu , March 3. The army
transport Warren , which left here on
Feb. 28 for Manila , via Guam , put back
the same day with a disabled pro
pcller , and Is still in port. It has lost
one blade of Its propeller. Efforts are
being made to repair the damage and
it is thought it will be ableto con
tinue its Journey within ten days.
The Warren had on board about 700
men , including the Second battalion
of the Fifteenth Infantry and about
375 recruits. They have been brought
ashore and are now encamped In Honolulu
lulu In front of the national guard bar
Populists and Democrats May Fuse.
Topeka , Kan. , March 11. Populists
and Democrats in Kansas may yet
fuse in the coming state campaign.
The members of the Populist state
committee who favor merging their
party with the Democrats , having
failed to have their party declare for
fusion at the recent conference , have
evolved a plan to hold a Joint session
of the state committee for the two
parties hero on March 15 , and arrange
for union with the Democrats.
Whirled Around a Shaft
Oskaloosa , la. , March 11. Newton
Starln , employed In the machine shops
of the Iowa Manufacturing company
was caught In a bolt , carried to the
shafting and whirled many times be
fore the machinery could bo stopped
His right leg was crushed , threo. ribs
were broken , ho Is Internally Injured
and h\s \ head Is crushed. He Is likely
to die. His family lives at What
Big Blaze In Paris.
Paris , March 11. The biggest blaze
seen In Paris since the burning of the
1 Opera Comlquo , in 1897 , broke oui
last night In the corner of a block o !
warehouses In the Rue Montmartre
The warehouses were occupied by ten
firms and the lower floors of the build
ings woro. filled with silk , velvet and
woolen goods. The damage Is estl-
I mated at 150,000.
Secretary of Navy Decides to
Return to Practice of Law.
HANDS IN HIQ RESIGNATION.
Songressman Moody of Masoachuaetts
Selected ns His Successor Makes
Third Change In President Reese
velt's Official Family.
Washington. March 11. The third
changeIn the cabinet of ProHldcnt
tooHovult occurred yesterday , when
Secretary Long mibnilttod bin roBlg.
uitlon In a graceful letter , It being ac
cepted In ono equally fellcltouit by thn
president. The ctmngo wan mailo
complete by the selection of Hopro-
Hontatlvo William Henry Moody of
the Sixth coiiKfOHHlonal district. , of
MaHBachimettH nn Mr. Long'ii BUG-
ccHiior In the navy department.
Thin change haw been expected for
a long time. Mr. Long had Intended
o retire at the beginning of the Into
President McKlnloy'H nccond term ,
but ho consented to remain until cor-
.aln llnoH of policy In wh&h ho wan
nvolved were moro HiitlRfriclnrlly ar
ranged. Then when President HOOBO-
volt succeeded , though anxious to ro-
- CONQnKESllAN W. II. MOODT. l
turn to private life , a Btrong feeling of
loyalty to President IlooHovclt induced
the secretary to' withhold bin retire
ment until it was convenient to make
a change. Recently Mr. Long IIIVB
been In MassachiiHotti ! making ai
rangenients with bin old legal connec
tions to re-enter the prnctlcu of Inw
and he has had Ills house at Hlnghain
put In order for his occupation. When
Mr. Long entered the cabinet originally -
ly he was an active member of the
firm of Hemingway & Long , a well
known legal firm of Boston. Ho al
ways has maintained a silent connec
tion with the concern and will again
become an active partner.
The nowH that Representative
Moody of Massachusetts had been of
fered and li d accepted the navy port
folio reached the capital shortly after
noon and Mr. Moody , who was on the
floor of the house , was showered with
hearty congratulations. For several
minutes ho held a regular levee In one
of the sldo aisles on the Republican
side. Democratic members noticed
the demonstrations and crossed over
to Join In the ovation , his congratu
lations from that quarter being fully
as hearty and sincere as those from
his own sldo of the house. Mr. Moody
began to rlso to prominence during
his first term In the house , when
Speaker Reed selected him frequently
to preside over the committee of the
whole and predicted for him a brllllani
legislative career. As a member oi
the appropriations committee ho has
since led several fights on the floor
notably In connection with the con
test between the navy and geodetic
survey over Jurisdiction of deep sea
surveys. Ho secured the adoption o
a resolution on an appropriation bll
raising Dewey to the rank of admiral
Swept by Tidal Wave.
San Francisco , March 11. The Pa
clflc Mall's steamer Newport , fron
Mexican and Central American ports
brings details of a recent disaster be
twccn La Libertad and Acajutla
Without a moment's warning a ter
rifle tidal wave burst over all the
length of coast and when the Newpor
sailed for San Francisco It was salt
that l > 3 bodies had already been re
covered and buried. No possible cstl
mate of the full loss of life could be
made. The wave went entirely eve
the barriers that had been built along
the coast and swept the towns of La
bertad and Acajutla , carrying away
the fresh water pumps of the latte
place. "There seems to not have been
the slightest warning of the disaster , '
said the officers 'of the Newport. "The
only thing that will account for It Is
some terrific volcanic eruption far ou
at sea. The wave rolled In like a
mountain , and there was no break to
It until It reached the coast , and swop
over the embankment , covering them
four or five feet , completely inundat
Ing the whole coast and almost wiping
out all the small buildings In La Lib
ertad and Acajutla. "
Dlegnan After Commission.
Seattle , Wash. , March 11. Osborn
Dlegnan , ono of the naval heroes who
were with Hobson on the Morrlrnac
when It was sunk In the entrance o
Santiago harbor during the Spanish
war , arrived hero yesterday on a vlsl
to his mother. Ho has been given a
furlough of three months In which to
recuperate. When he Is promoted to
boatswain Dlegnan states he will try
for a commission.
HOLDOVER CROPS ARE LESS.
Smaller Amount of Grain Held by
Farmers This Year Than Last.
WaiihliiKton , March 11. The agri
cultural department hau Issued the
ollowlnic report : Until the puhllrti-
ton of the consult figuron of acreage ,
tuned on a farm to farm canvanii , ad
ult of the making of any necessary
dJiiBtmontH In the acreage flguron of
hln department , no quantitative oittl-
nato of the amount of grain remain-
UK In the liatulB of farmnrn on March
will bo nmdo by the statistician. Ile-
) ortB received from the department
orronponilontn , however , Indicator
hat about 25 pnr cent of lust yvar'tt
wheat crop IB Rtlll In farmcm' bandit ,
ns compared with 24.5 pur cent (128- (
00,000 bushels ) of the crop of 1900
in hand March 1 1001 , and 29 percent
158,700,000 bilsholH ) of the crop of
H)9 ! ) on hand March 1 , 1900. Corn In
armors' liaiiiln IH estimated at about
29 per cent of hi t ycar'n crop , against
80.9 per cent (776,200,000 ( biiHholtO of
ho crop of 1900 on hand March I , 1901 ,
and 37 2 per cent (77.1,700,000 ( biiHlieln )
of the crop of 1899 on hand March 1 ,
While , an slated above , no definite
liiantltatlvo cHtlniiitcfi of grain pro-
liictlou In 1901 will ho made public at
ireBPiit , roportH received by the dc-
mrttncnl make It manifest that thn
vhoat crop of that year wan ono of the
argent over grown , that the corn crop
was the iiiiialloBt with ono exception
n 20 years , and that the oat crop "wad
nuch below the average. Thin con-
BplcuniiH departure from the ordinary
relative production of the three great
woalfi appears to have boon followed
ly a UBO of wheat aB feed for anltnalii
uoro oxteiifllvo geographically , If not
n actual volume , than hafl over before )
ROBBERS HOLD UP DOCTORS.
Bind Their Victims and Desert Them
Locked in Cellar.
Kansas City , March II. Or. D. 1C.
Cloppor , Burgeon for the AtchlHon , To-
H'kn and Santa Fo railroad , and Dr.
il. J. Hockabout , a surgeon and a mom-
lor of the Argentine council , were
the vIctlniH of a daring hold-up whllo
they weio Irlvlng In the woHtorn out-
BklrtH of KIUIHIIH City , Kan. , yoHtor-
Iny. They were confronted by two
men with drawn revolvers nnd forced
to leave their buggy and , with the rob
bers , to enter the cellar of an unoccu-
ulcd house. I lore the robbers Hceurely
bound the linndH and feet of their vic
tims and robbed them of $200 and a
gold watch , after which they escaped ,
leaving the two doctorn In the collar.
Fifteen minutes later the doc-torn wore
released by a paBflorby , who heard
their sboiitH for help.
Russia to Withdraw From Manchuria.
London , March 11. Yielding to
China's persistence , cables the Poking
correspondent of the Times , Russia ,
now undertakes to wlthdiaw from
Manchuria within 18 months of the-
signature of the proponed convention.
China still Insists upon withdrawal
within a yea1.
"Hrr Touch. "
A Bailer who met with a Bcrlou1 ? nccl-
dent WIIH carried to the London hospi
tal. The poor mother hurried to tha
building to HCC her BOH. She wan met
by n kind but firm refusal from the
house physician , but nothing daunted
tdic pleaded for admission to the poor
fellow's bedside. Who could resist &
mother's entreaties ? The safety of the
patient lay In his being kept absolutely
quiet , but the physician consented to
her admission on condition that she did
not nponk n word. She stole softly to
bin bedside and gazed an only a mother
can nt her unconscious boy. She dare
not speak , but a mother's love was not
to be denied all expression , nnd gently
laying her hand on his fevered brovr
she let It rest there n moment and thca
noiselessly crept from the room.
The watchful nurse heard the coma
tose sleeper murmur the words , "Her
touch , " and , rousing himself , he added ,
"Surely my mother has been here. I
know her touch ! "
Ah , there was nn electric thrill of
sympathy In that touch which told Its
own tale to the dying man ! Weekly
"If a ship-began the comedian wltfc
the rose tinted beard , "Is 100 feet Ions
and -10 feet wide and Its masts are 100
feet high nnd the bo'sun Is bowlegged.
what does the capstan weigh ? "
"It weighs the anchor ! " hoarsely
shouted the audience as It grubbed the
benches to prevent Itself rising en
masse and doing violence to the thea-
pians. Baltimore American.
The type of horseshoe common in the
orient Is a plate fitted so as to cover
the entire bottom of the hoof , with 11
perforation In the center. The weight
of the average horseshoe is three-
fourths of a pound. The native smith *
usually cut these plates from sheets of
wrought Iron and rudely shape them
for the purpose in view.
Digests what you eat.
This preparation contains all of the
dlgestants and digests all kinds of
food. It gives Instant relief and never
falls to cure. It allows you to eat all
the food you want. The most sens ! tlvft
stomachs can take It. By its use many
thousands of dyspeptics have been
cured after everything else failed. Is
unequalled for the stomach. Child
ren with vreac stomachs thrive on it.
Cures all stomach troubles
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