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THE NORFOLK NE R : FRIDAY , MAY 23 , 1H02.
Jet of Fire From Volcano
Sweeps It Out of Existence ,
* IONT PELEE AGAIN IN ACTION.
Fresh Eruption Drives Entire Popula
tion In Panic From the Island of
Martinique Apprehension Felt for
Safety of Troop * .
London , May 22. A dispatch to
the Times from from Fort do Fnmcc ,
Martinique , Buys that a jot of tire has
destroyed the town of Lo Curbot , on
the west const of Martinique , and thut
apprehension lit felt for the safety of
< ho troops who wore detached on a
special inlRfilou to this town4
Polnt-a-PHrc , Isliuul of Guadeloupe ,
Way 22. The steamer Hortcn , with
JOO refugees from Fort d Franco ,
Martinique , and the French steamer
.Salvador , having on board 1.000 people
ple who wore unahlo to remain at
Port do Franco , arrived huro yester-
day. The refugees report that every
body who can do BO IB leaving Fort
, lo Franco. The refugees who have
it-ached here hy tlio ships are In n
Tillable condition. They nil report
that on the night of May 20 Mont
.Teleo vomited a thlclc cloud of black
.vinoko and throw hot mud and stones
over the greater part of the Island ,
while a 1 navy pall of Binoke overhung
SFori do Franco. The eruption was
followed by flashes of Incandescent
light , and the panic stricken people
fled to the shore. It was reported
at Fort do Franco that seine people
Jiavo been killed at Lo Carbot , on the
vest const , whllo Basse Point , on the
oortheast coast , Is sMd to have been
completely destroyed. The refugee ?
report further that nil the vessels at
Port do Franco are taking people
way from the Island ,
The streams of boiling mud and the
fire from the last eruption of Mont
flPolco destroyed all that remained ol
the northern part of the Island , accord
ng to the refugees , and Martinique
crcms destined to complete destruc
I St. Vincent a Sahara.
I London , May 22. The correspond
ent of the Dally Mall at Kingstown ,
Island of St. Vincent , describes lu a
tllBpatch the condition on that Island.
lie says that GO per cent of the In-
flurcd cannot recover. The whole Isl
nnd resembles a Sahara and the remains
mains of humans and the remains ol
animals are seen on very side. Owing
to the difficulty of breathing , the cor
.respondent could not get near La
Boufrloro. Nearly everywhere on the
4sland the rivers have been stopped
-Jby the dust or the lava , nnd In one
iralloy the dust lies GO feet deep. Most
of tlio deaths In St. Vincent wore
caused by a blast of heated , sulphur
Volcano Again In Action.
Castries , Island of St. Lucia , May
22. The Norwegian steamer Hclga ar
rived hero from Fort do Franco. She
Ss filled with refugees from that port
and reports that owing to the contlnu
xnis fall of heavy stones and othoi
-volcanic matter there , the Inhabitants
cf Fort do Franco arc fleeing th <
owu. The Hclgu was discharging
coal at Fort do Franco , but was com
Tolled by the volcanic disturbances tc
abandon this work.
TALMA'S INAUGURAL MESSAGE ,
, lta Keynote Will De Necessity of Har
I monlzlng Factions.
< Havana , May 22. President Palma
took up his official residence at the
jKtiaco yesterday and received manj
Trlsltors , but ho transacted no bust
* CSB. Governmental machinery and
business will remain at a standstill
during the festivities , which will not
xlose until tomorrow.
' President Polma'a Inaugural mes
jBago Is not yet completed. The key
note of the message will be the neces
lty of harmonising the Vaqtlons in
the island and working in unison foi
Ihe success of the republic. The mea
age will ho strong la Its expression
I gratitude to the United States and
ol the desirability of the closest com
erclal relations. It will devote also
considerable space to the necessity ol
diversifying and stimulating the in
-duEtries of the island.
1 The only unfortunate occurrence
thus far reported was the raiding oi
evoral small Spanish wineshops by
i - _ _ _ _ _ _ _
j. Passengers Cut and Bruised.
lllshawaka , Jnd. , May 22. As the
ILehlgh Valley express on the Grand
Trunk Western road passed through
Jiero last night the mall car left Uie
track , followed by the baggage cat
and five passerjger coaches. A num
her of passengers were cut am
Grand Jury Indicts Lucaa.
fihenandoah. la. , May 22. The
Page county grand jury returned an
indictment against William Lucas
who Is charged with the murder o
-Miss Emma Moore on the night o
M&y 18. The prisoner maintains a
eullen silence , save to deny the charge
i One Hundred and Thirty Dead.
I Oollad. Tex. , May 22. Since Mon
day night six persons , three white
aand three colored , have died as a re
jralt of Sunday's tornado , bringing th
total deaths to 38 whites , C3 negroe
&nd 39 Mexicans , or a grand total o
j Earthquake In Florida.
Bt. Augustine , Fla. , May 22. Al
most continuouB shocks , presum-bl
of earthquake , were felt here from
-oX'1- .12 * ' - ' ' " 'Kilt ! - '
ROYAL DULL FIGHT AT MADRID.
Fete * at Spanish Capital Over King's
Madrid , May 22. The royal bull
fight , which Is the most typically
Bpunlsh feature of the festivities In
connection with the coronatlom of the
Line , occurred yesterday afternoon in
the presence of the king , Uo royal
family and the special onvoyB. Many
ladlpH were present. The vast amphl-
theater In which the fight was hold
irim crowded with 15,000 spcctatoro.
It wan an. effort for the queen
mother to attend the bul ) Ugh } . , but
Mio did BO for the Bake of her son.
The spectacle was distasteful to her
mid her unpopularity with Uio masicB
of Spain IB mainly duo to her refusal
to patronize the national pastime.
Hho rarely gazed Into the ring w.hilo
the performance was going on , but
Instead chatted with the infantas.
King Alfonso , on the contrary , fo >
lowed the fighting closuly , and with
Dr. J. M. Curry and his wLto occu
pied scats in the front of the hones ,
provided for the foreign envoys , and
remained until the conclusion of the
lighting , ns IB required by etiquette ,
but Mrs. Curry and her niece , who
WOB also present , averted their faces
or covered thuir eyes with fans or
handkerchiefs , as did the queen
mother , at the spectacle of gored
horses careening around the ring.
MUTINY IN A WORKHOUSE.
Prisoner Shoots and Kills Guard and
Is Himself Fatally Wounded.
Canton , O. , May 22 , In a mutiny at
the Stark county workhouse yesterday
morning Guard ( leorgo Jacobs was
killed nnd Guard llouior Stouo was
There was no general mutiny among
the prisoners , but 0110 of them had se
cured a revolver and opened flro on
the guards. The prisoner with the re
volver was Charloa Glganto , a young
man recently sent up from Canton
for driving a horse to death. Ho
pulled a revolver out of the pocket of
a now guard who was passing through
the workshop. He shot George Ja
cobs , former guard , but at the time
foreman of the company having the
contract for prison labor.
Jacobs died instantly. Glganto
hen fired at Homer Stone , a guard ,
trlklng him twice , and Inflicting
vouudB from which ho will likely die ,
Guards fired at Glganto , and thnro is
not much chance of his recovery.
? hero was much excitement among
ho prisoners , but with the aid of the
ocal , pollco order was restored and
TERRORIZED BY ROBBERS.
Blow Open Banks and Hold Up People
In South Dakota.
Ynnkton , May 22. Wild pioneer
lays are revived In Charles Mix and
lutchlnson counties by a band of
mnk robbers who have been operat-
ng for the last few wooks. Banks at
Scotland , Ethan and several other
) oiuts were blown open and robbed
n quick succession. At Ethan the
robbers operated after the fashion of
ho James hoys with a guard at the
front door and with the Inhabitants
coking on from a safe distance , called
out by the nolbo made In blowing open
.he vault. Monday night the bank at
Harrison was robbed. In making
.heir escape from there the robbers
became bolder and more desperate ,
driving on the country roads with
teams they took from farmers.
The whole region of their depreda
tions Is terror-stricken.
JOKE RESULTS IN DEATH.
Woman Dies of Burns From Kerosene
Poured by Her Husband.
Junction City , Kan. , May 22. Mrs.
W. Q. Snoke , wife of Corporal Snoke
of the Nnlth artillery band , stationed
at Fort Jllloy , died at her homo here
of burns received as the result of a
joke perpetrated by her husband.
Mrs. Snoke hod hidden in an outbuild
ing , and in a spirit of fun locked her
husband out. Snoke poured some gas
oline on the stone steps and lit It ,
thinking to frighten her. The flames
were drawn in under the door and en
veloped Mrs. Snoke , who died soyeral
hours later in terrible agony. She
was conscious to the last and exoner
ated her husband , insisting that bis
act was intended as a Jplte.
Former Husband Kills Rival.
Kansas City , May 22. Henry Her
ald of LInwood , Kan. , was shot and
killed last night by G. W. Dexter at
the home of Dcxter's divorced wife In
Kansas City , Kan. Herald had been
a frequent caller at Mrs. Dcxter's
since she got a decree of divorce
from her husband , two years ago , al
though warned by Dexter to keep
away. When the two men met last
night Dexter Immediately drew a re-
Tolver and shot Herald four times.
SPARKS FROM THE WIRES.
The Bradbury piano factory In
Brooklyn was destroyed , by flro Wed
nesday night. Loss , $500,000.
Edward Lawrence Godkln , editor of
the New York Evening Post , died at
Brixham , England , Wednesday.
Professor James W. Wilson , son of
the secretary of.agriculture , has ac
cepted the chair of animal husbandry
and director of the South Dakota agri
cultural experiment station.
The A. M. E. general conference ,
which has been in general session at
Nashville for the past 15 days , ad
journed sine dlo Wednesday. The
next quadrennial general conference
meets In Topeka ,
Bulldng ) operations in Portland ,
Or. , we'ro suspended Wednesday ,
abput 2,500 men laying down their
tools. The general strike In building
trades la in sympathy with the planing
mill employes , who demand a. ulue-
North Atlantic Squadron Acts
VISIT ON FRENCH BATTLESHIP
Balutes Are Followed by Formal Ex
change of CoUrtesles Commission
ers to Attend Ftochambeau Cere *
monies at Washington Arrive.
Annapolis , Mil. , May 22. The Ini
tial reunion of the representatives
of the Fivuch republic who are hereto
to participate In the ceremonies at
tendant upon the unveiling of the
Rochnunbcau monument In Washing
ton took place on board the French
battleship Gaulots in Annapolis roads
yuHturday afternoon. The sccno in
Annapolis bay was plctures/tue and
Inspiring. Besides the usual contin
gent of sailing vessels and small craft
dotting the hay there were a number
of formidable representatives of the
American uuvy at anchor In the tran
quil waters of the Severn. These In
cluded besides the Dolphin , the aux
iliary crulBor Gloucester , the battle
ship Indiana , the training ship Chesa
peake , the monitor Terror , the prac
tice ship Blandish , the torpedo boat
Gwynn and the submarine boat Hol
The commissioners representing the
United States , Colonel Theodore I'1.
Blngham , superintendent of public
grounds In Washington ; Assistant
Secretary of State H. II. D. I'leice and
Commander B. II. Ilodgors , reached
Annapolis from Washington at 9
o'clock ( 'lid embarked on the dispatch
boat Dolphin. The commissioners
were accompanied by several mem
bers of the French embassy at Wash
French Battleship Drops Anchor.
The Gnulols and the American escort
cert , the Olympla , Alabama and Kcar-
Barge , under the command of Admiral
Hlgglnson , were anchored off Green-
berry Point lighthouse , five miles be
low Annapolis. The Gaulols anchored
just as the Dolphin appeared on the
scene. The- Indiana was the first to
give a sign of welcome to the French
warship , hoisting a signal. The Ala
bama responded with n signal and
then the quiescent air reverberated
wltli a cannon boom from the Gaulols ,
the traditional 21 guns being fired.
This was followed by two patriotic
airs from the band on board the Gau
lols , ono of these being the Marseil
laise. Immediately thereafter the
United States commissioners proceed
ed In a launch to the Gaulols , and ns
they approached the French battle
ship a salute of 15 guns was fired.
On board the French steamer every
preparation had been in ado for a most
pleasing reception of the American
representatives. The giant battle
ship was spick and span from bow to
stern and every sailor , marine and
ofllcer was in proper place to give a
hearty welcome to the American visit
ors. As soon as the commissioners
touched the deck of the Gaulols they
were effusively greeted by General
Brugore , Admiral Fournier and their
No Elaborate Ceremonies.
After greetings hod been exchanged
the visitors were escorted to the
cabin , where the brief ceremony of
welcome and response at once took
placo. Assistant Secretary of State
Pierce spoke on behalf of the govern
ment of the United States as follows :
"General : This commission now
present has been charged by President
Roosevelt to welcome you and your
colleagues to the United States in his
name and to express his hope that
you will enjoy your stay In our coun
try and carry away with you an agree
able Impression of the United States ,
its institutions and people. On behalf
of our people I bid you welcome. "
General Brugere was quite as brief ,
hut no less explicit In his reply. He
"Gentlemen : I thank you In the
name of President Louhet and the
French people for the welcome you
have ftccorded. to us. It is a very
great pleasure to me and. my col
leagues to visit you on the occasion
of international esteem the unveiling
of the Rochambcau monument and
I am sure wo will carry back to
France the most agreeable recollec
tion of our stay in your midst. Since
our departure one incident has oc
curred which will stir the heart of
every Frenchman In grateful recogni
tion of American friendship , nnd this
Is the Immediate and munificent old
which was extended to our stricken
fellow countrymen on the Island ol
Martinique. Gentlemen , I thank you
for your generous welcome. "
The American commissioners spent
a pleasant half hour on the Gaulols
and returned to the Dolphin. Later
In the afternoon the French commls
sloners made a return call on the
American commissioners on bean
the Dolphin , after which the Dolphin
returned to Annapolis.
River Brethren Conference Convenes.
Abilene , Kan. , May 22. The genera
conference of the River Brethren for
the United States and Canada openec
yesterday with a preliminary meet
ing. Several hundred members and
delegates have already arrived from
Pennsylvania , Canada , Ohio and other
states. Bishop Oberholzer of Lances
ter , Pa. , will preside.
Ministers Barred From Secret Orders.
Sioux City , May 22. Ministers of
the Swedish Baptist church in Iowa
cannot In the future belong to secret
orders , under the revised constitution
of the association , which was adopted
yesterday by the state conference.
MANSFIELD IS ENJOINED.
Author of "The Merchant Prince of
Cornvllle" Wins Suit In Chicago.
Chicago , May 22. Judge C. C.
KohlRout , in the United States district
court , yesterday issued n perpetual In
junction against the production In the
United States of Edmond Rowland's
play , "Cyrano do Borgerac , " In the
suit brought against Richard ManB-
neld and A. M. Palmer by Samuel E.
Grans of Chicago. The court In Us
order ruled that Mr. Gross was also
entitled to an accounting of the profits
from the play , but Mr. Gross waived
this right and accepted $1 as satisfac
Mr. Gross Is the author of n drama
entitled "Tho Merchant Prince of
Cornvlllo , " the leading character of
which was distinguished by the big
n6se that made Cyrano famous. This
drama , Mr. Gross maintained , was
printed for private circulation some
time before th6 appearance of the
celebrated French play and according
to expert testimony was the basis of
Edmond Rostand's work. In court nu
merous parallels , both of plot nd lan
guage , were shown. The most Import
ant of the similarities in the two
dramas WOB the wooing by proxy of
the leading characters In a balcony
Bcene made notable In Cyrano by Mr.
Mansfield's production ,
Rockhlll the Guest of Honor.
New York , May 22. Members of
the American Asiatic association gave
their fourth annual dinner last night
at Delmonlco's. The guest of honor
was William W. Rockhill , late com
missioner of the United States to
China , \yho responded to the toast
"The Open Door to Commerce In
China. " About 20Q were present ,
nearly all of whom are interested di
rectly or Indirectly in Asiatic com
merce. Senator John L. McLaurln of
South Carolina and Senator J. F.
Prltchard of North Carolina were
among the guests.
Baseball Results Yesterday.
National League Pittsburg , 3 ; New
York , 4. Cincinnati , 1 ; Brooklyn , 3.
Chicago , 4 ; Philadelphia , 3.
American League Philadelphia ,
12 ; Cleveland , 11. Baltimore , 2 ; De
troit , 4. Washington , 5 ; St. Louis , 4.
Boston , 1 ; Chicago , 2.
American Association Kansas City ,
3 ; Louisville , 14. St. Paul , 5 ; Toledo ,
2. Minneapolis , 3 ; Columbus , 1.
Western League DCS Molnes , 2 ;
Colorado Springs , 3. Kansas City , 1 ;
Peorla , 0.
Balllet Again on Trial.
DCS Molnes , May 22. The trial of
Letson Balllet , the Oregon mining
man , charged with fraudulent use of
the malls , was commenced In the fed
eral court yesterday. At the former
trial , ono of the jurors died during
the progress of the case , which was
postponed. Witnesses are here from
Oregon , California and many other
states. Interest in the trial extends
over the entire country. Little prog
ress was made , but it Is thought the
trial will bo brief.
Iowa Bankers In Session.
DCS Molnes , May 22. The Iowa
Bankers' association began its 16th
annual session hero yesterday. There
Is the largest attendance at this meet
ing of any ever held. After organiza
tion and a few short addresses , the
convention adjourned until morning.
An invitation by the Grant club to
attend an Informal reception and ban
quet at the club rooms last evening
was accepted and the banquet and
program were much enjoyed.
'Frisco Gets the Big Fight.
San Francisco , May 22. The San
Francisco Athletic club of San .Fran
cisco gets the Jeffrles-Fitzsimmons
flght. The terms are 70 per cent of
the gross receipts. The date of the
flght l to be mutually agreed upon
later by the fighters and the club.
The pugilists decided upon Eddie
Graney , a local man , to act as referee.
The articles of agreement will proba
bly be signed on Friday.
Omaha Police Board Stays.
Lincoln , May 22. The supreme
court lias denied the application ol
Wright for a writ of. mandamus to
compel the governor to appoint a
board of fire and pollco commission
era for Omaha.
Rain Demoralizes Traffic.
LaCrosbe , Wis. , May 22. Railroad
traffic is practically demoralized here
owing to six hours' rain In this vicln
ity , which caused a great many wash
outs on roads leading into LaCrosse
Lot Thomas Renomlnatcd.
Sioux City , May 22. The Eleventh
district Republican convention a
Sheldon renomlnated Congressman
Lot Thomas , who had no opposition
TELEGRAMS TERSELY TOLD.
A. D. Furry of St. Louis , one of the
men injured in the Cboctaw rallroai
wreck , died Wednesday , making five
The government weekly crop repor
found spring wheat in a promising
condition and winter wheat un
John Becker of Aberdeen , Wash ,
spent a day and a night on a ledge o
rocks above the Pacific ocean , where
he was forced to climb after being
trapped by the tide.
Plans are under way for the reor
ganization of the Omaha Packing com-
ptny. Ira M. Cobe of Chicago is promoting
meting the deal. The stock Is to be
12,000,000 preferred and $2,000,000
A collection of photographs sent to
Harvard university by the German
emperor and presented in person by
Prince Henry on the occasion of his ,
recent , visit to Harvard , IB reported to
Juv be n stole * . n
Mine Protectors Can Remain at
Work if Day is Shortened.
TO FORCE FIGHT AGAINST MEN
Operators Abandon Arbitration and
Will Try to Open Mines One at a
Time by Employment of Nonunion
WllkoBbnrre , Pa. , May 22. The
hreo anthracite executive committees
of the United Mine Workers of Amer-
ca , at their joint meeting yesterday ,
decided to permit the engineers , fire
men and pumpmen to remain at work ,
trovlded the coal companies grant
hem an eight hour day at present
wages. If these demands are not
granted by Juno 2 the men s.hall sus
At present the engineers , firemen
and pumpmen work ten hours a day.
Jnder the Instructions Issued , the pro
tectors of the mines , if granted the
concessions , can remain at work , no
matter how long the strike of the
mine workers shall last. Some of the
radical commltteemen wanted them
called out and kept out until all the
mine workers were satisfied , but the
conservative element was in the ma
It is said nothing was done In re
gard to the matter Involving the bitu
minous mlno workers In the present
struggle. There was no news from
any part of the region. Everything
was extremely quiet.
NO SURREND R THE SLOGAN.
Presidents of Coal Roads Hold Secret
Meeting to Discuss Strike.
New York , May 22. The Herald
says that the presidents of the coal
carrying railroads , in secret session ,
have discussed plans to break the
strike of the miners in Pennsylvania.
Every railroad operating In the an-
Lhracito fields was represented.
"No surrender" was the slogan of
the mine operators , and when the
meeting adjourned it was said the
railroads were prepared for a pro
tracted struggle , in which every re
source will be brought to bear upon
Arbitration has been abandoned ,
and the mine owners intend now to
force the flght against the strikers.
The plans of the coal operators will
bo forwarded to the mine superintend
It is believed that the companies in
tend to send nonunion men to the
mines In sufficient numbers to operate
the properties one at a time.
Michigan Miners Join Request.
Bay City , Mich. , May 22. The
Michigan district , United Mine Work
ers of America , has joined with the
three striking anthracite districts of
Pennsylvania in a request to Presi
dent Mitchell for a national conven
tion of all the miners of the country
to discuss a general strike of all mine
SENATE CONGRATULATES CUBA.
Felicitates the New Member of Fam
ily of Independent Nations.
Washington , May 22. Before the
senate resumed consideration of the
Philippine bill yesterday it adopted a
resolution congratulating the repub
lic of Cuba on its entry into the family
of independent nations and the sec
retary of state was directed to trans
mit the resolution to the president of
the new republic. The senate also or
dered the Associated Press account
of the ceremonies of the transfer from
the United States to the Cuban author
ities printed in the Congressional Rec
ord , and as a public document.
Wellington ( Md. ) opposed the pend
ing Philippine measure and said the
action of the United States in the
Philippines was as indefensible as the
attack of the hordes of. hell upon
God. He declared that above the
army and the war department and the
president were the American people ,
and in his judgment they were respon
sible for the condition of affairs in
the Philippines , because they had
placed the dollar above ( he man.
Bacon ( Ga. ) again denounced the
concentration policy pursued in the
Philippines. He indicated that if
leading Republican senators would de
clare It to bo their purpose to give
the Filipinos a free government , the
minority would not quarrel about the
time when the government was to be
House Takes Up Immigration Bill.
Washington , May 22. The house be
gan consideration of the immigration
bill yesterday. The principal speech
was made by Chairman Sbattuc of
the committee on immigration. He
was especially severe In his condem
nation of the manner in which immi
grants are introduced through Canada
and by Canadian railway and steamship -
ship companies. Wood ( Ala. ) gave no
tice of an amendment to provide an
educational test , and much of the dis
cussion during the day was upon
this subject. The house earlier in
the day settled three contested elec
tion cases in favor of sitting members
and passed a number of bills of minor
President Unveils Monument.
Washington , May 22. President
Roosevelt yesterday unveiled the me
morial shaft erected at Arlington by
the National Society of Colonial
Dames In memory of the veterans who
fell in the recent struggle between
Spain and the United States. Around
the platform , an Immense crowd gathered -
ered , among whom were many men
who saw service In Cuba ; Porto Rico
I said the Philippines.
IOWA VETERANS IN LINE.
Grand Parade the Feature of the DCS
DCS Molnes , May 22. The feature
of the encampment was the parade
yesterday afternoon. The line of
march was over two miles long and
the parade waa on hour-In passing a
given point Beside those w'ao rode
in carriages more than 2,000 men were
In lino. The procession was reviewed
by General Ell Torrance , Commander
George Metzger , Governor Cummlna
and others of equal prominence. AB
the men passed the reviewing stand
they came to salute. The sight was
an Impressive one.
The policy of the government In
the Philippines received unqualified
support and commendation from the
Iowa department G. A. R. , which met
at the Auditorium for the transaction
of business. A resolution congratu
lating the United States troops and
commending the war department for
Its policy was Introduced by General
Grenvlllo M. Dodge and passd with
out a dissenting vote.
There Is no opposition to John Llndt
. of Council Bluffs for commander to
succeed George Metzger , and he will
bo elected today.
Atkinson and Nlobrara Revived.
Slbux City , M g. 22. The Atkinson
nnd Nlobrara Rtvcr railroad project
Was suddenly revived yesterday , and
the announcement Is made by the promoters
meters that the road will be built.
The road will be an extension of the
Pacific Short Line from O'Neill Into
that part of the Rosebud Indian reser
vation which soon will be opened for
settlement. It Is said the road will
bp equipped and operated by the Great
Think Peace Has Been Arranged.
London , May 21. Bennett Bnrlelgh ,
the correspondent at Pretoria of the
Dally Telegraph , has cabled his
friends here that he Is about to return
home. The Telegraph Interprets this
action on the part of its correspondent
OB a circuitous intimation that peace
has been arranged in South Africa ,
and that owing to the censorship Mr.
Burlelgh was unable to communicate
this fact to his paper.
Encampment at Rock Island.
Rock Island ; Ills. , May 22. The pa
rade Incident to the state G. A. R. en
campment yesterday afternoon In
cluded about 2,500 people , old soldiers ,
United States artillery from the Rock
Island arsenal , Illinois and Iowa mem
bers of the G. A. R. auxiliary societies
and citizens. The Grand Army sent , a
congratulatory cablegram to Presi
dent Palma of Cuba.
Rain Revives Fruit Crop.
St. Joseph , Mo. , May 22. Rain has
been falling almost steadily for 24
hours. The effect of the recent rains
on the nil but ruined fruit crops is
remarkable. Strawberries are of ex
traordinary size , and the market Is
neimltl In Kind.
At n certain ball in the country the
other evening a gentleman undertook
to introduce n companion to a young
but somewhat stout lady , who eeemed
to be pining for n dance ,
"No , thanks , old fellow. I don't care
to waltz -with n cart. "
A "cart" is understood In the district
referred to ns a partner who does not
do her share of the dancing , but has to
be drawn around.
A few evenings later the same young
lady , -who had overheard the conversa
tion , beheld the young man seeking an
introduction and asking If he might
have the honor , etc.
"No , thank you , " she replied. "I may
be a cart , but I am not a donkey cart ! "
The scepter was the emblem of pow
er. As the silver wand , so familiar In
cathedrals , was once hollow , containing
the "vlrge" or rod with which chastise
ment was Inflicted upon the choristers
and younger members of the founda
tion , so the royal scepter represented
the right to inflict punishment Hence
the expression "to sway the scepter"
Implied the holding of regal dignity.
The scepter with the dove possessed the
additional signification of the Holy
Ghost as controlling the actions of the
sovereign. The same idea was con
veyed at Reims by the beautlfu. cere
mony of letting loose a number of
doves at the coronation of the French
kings. Good Words.
"You talk mighty glib about the cor
ruption in this ward. " Interrupted n
sallow faced man In the audience.
"What business is It of yours ? Have
you got any permanent investments in
this ward ? "
"Yes. I have ! " thundered the orator.
"Fellow citizens , 1 once lent that man a
He was not interrupted , again. Chicago
Mnch For Little.
McJlgger I saw Markley blowing off
that theatrical manager to a ten dollar
Thingumbob Yes , n scheme of his ,
and It worked beautifully. He was
working him for n couple of passes.
MnHtal Confidence * .
Mrs. Benham Don't you think I grow
better looking us I grow older ?
Benham Yes , nnd it's really too bad
you can't live ns long ns they did In
Bible times. You might then become a.
verltfble beauty. New York Times.
Brlggs It Isn't the man who cuts off
the most coupons who cuts the most
Grlggs He doesn't have to. His cool
thousands answer well enough for him.
Boston Transcript. .
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