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THE NORFOLK WEEKLY NEWS = JOURNAL
PART ONE , NORFOLK , NHIMAS1CA , FRIDAY , JANUARY 2 , W08. PAGES 1 TO 8 i
Creditable Results Shown by
Norfolk Sugar Factory.
MADE SEVEN MILLION POUNDS
In a Run of 1002 Hours 30,000 Tons
of Beets Wcro Converted Into High
Grade Sweetness Competent and
Energetic Work by the Officers.
From Saturday's Dally ,
After S3 days and 83 nights , or some
thing like 19913 hours of miming , the
campaign of 11)02 ) at the factory of the
American Boot Sugar company in this
city , and the most successful run since
the plant bognn operations in Norfolk
ten years ago , was brought to u close
yesterday afternoon , when the last little
grain of ever HOVOII millions of pounds
of pure whlto sugar , was turned through
the factory nnd sacked for shipment. Q
The last bit of a boot , after 80,800 tons
of thorn had boon ground np , was tossed
into the chutes at 2 o'clock on Wednesday
day afternoon of this week , took nearly
two days to make the rounds of the
plant , and came out of its hiding place
in the pipes yesterday afternoon ,
dressed in white , and choice enough to
sweeten the coffee of a princo.
Manager Buudick is eminently pleased
at the success of the season , the 230
workmen are fooling good ever the run ,
and the farmers are justifiably happy
ever the best campain that they have
had in the history of the company.
At 7 o'clock in the morning , on Octo
ber 4 , the wheels of the factory began
to turn and ran incessantly until the
27th of December. During that time
J0,800 ] tons of boots were converted into
over 7,000,000 pounds of the finest sugar
on earth. On the average 400 tons of
the root were ground into sweetness
every 24 hours.
The profit to the growers was great.
There was au average of ever 10 tons to
the acre , $135,000 , was paid out for beets ,
and the yield ot every aero of ground
put into them was , on the average ever
On an average there were 230 men on
the pay roll. About 8,000 tons of coal
wore put into the furnaces , and n largo
list of other supplies were used , includ
ing 550 tons of coke and 4,200 tons of
The contract for next year , though
iiot yet issued , is expected to bo the
same as the ouo made this year with the
To Manager J. N. Buudick , who has
boon about the busiest man in Norfolk
for the past three months , aud who has
given the factory hia whole attention
for the greater part of the 21 hours in
every day , tbo success of the run ie
largely duo. It has boon n streuuoue
campaign aud ho has made it count.
Struggling against the difficulties oi
strikes in railroads , strikes in coal , and
what not , it has been n tremendous
piece of work to keep the great factory
fed with every sort of supply , but the
1092 hours have rolled along without n
sign of n hitch , and Mr. Baudick is
"It has been the most successful cam
paign from the farmer's point of view ,
in the history of the company , " ho said
this morning , "and it is the greatest run
the Norfolk plant has over soon. "
Another man to whom should be
given a great deal of credit for'tho suc
cessful season , is the superintendent ,
N. A. Lcckwood. Mr. Lockwood is n
good example of n self made man. He
started in with the mechanical work
when the factory was built , has gone
steadily up and now occupies the most
important position inside the factory ,
proper. He has boon ouo of the most
important factors in the run just fin
ished , and has made a record for him-
aelf that entitles him to the sincere con
gratulations of hia friends nud asso
ciates , and the officers of the company
are accordingly well pleased.
DR. MACKEY'S QUAIL.
Game Warden Simpkins Has a Few
Words on the Subject.
Lincoln , Deo. 21 , 1902. Editor NORFOLK -
FOLK DAILY Nnws , Norfolk Nebraska ,
Dear Sir : My attention was called tc
an article which appeared in your issue
of December 16 , signed by J. H. Mao-
Ordinarily this letter , as others of itf
calibre , would bo passed with casual
notice , except for the charge that the
state game wardens had expended $2fi
of state money to coinpoll Dr. Maokay
to release his pot quail. This is un
true aud must have originated in the
fertile imagination of Dr. Mnckay ,
Deputy Darter wna in Norfolk on r
different mission , which developed the
following day when ho seized a large
unlawful shipment of game whicli
prvssod through Norfolk in au express
car. While iu Norfolk Mr. Garter's nt
tentiou wns called to Dr. Maokay'e
having these quail confined iu his office ,
n much deplored fact , not only because
it is unlawful , but because quail con-
not bo domesticated and are never sat
isfied iu confinement.
The doctor was not requested to ro
lease tho'quail Wv ' tt j 'thor wan
BO cold , but was askou ' ' 'fo , soon
an the weather would . / ' % i
doctor says , it ia not the diu. e/f
ordinary oltiv.ou to report violate
the gamu laws. How does this now. ,
paper game protectionist expect three
men ( tno present force on the commis
sion ) to tnanago the Btatu fhhorloB nnd
protect the game nnd fish in the 00
counties iu thia state without the co
operation of the citizens ? If the doc
tor know of so many violations of the
law iu the vicinity of Norfolk , why
did ho not continue his course of letter
writing and drop ono to the gumo nnd
fish department of the statu convoying
the iu formation ? It would have been
treated with duo confidence and if
violations did exist prosecutions would
Dr. Mackay also ftuda fault because
wo have not constructed n flshway in
the Norfolk milldnm. If the doctor
will road the law carotully , ho will
find thnt the law requiring the main
tenance of fishways in milldams , was
declared unconstitutional by the supreme
premo court about 1895. It ia therefore -
fore impossible for us to rtqniro the
maintenance of fluhwnys , much aa wo
would like to do BO.
Very Tiuly Yours ,
5. B. SlMl'KlNS.
PANIC AT A CHURCH PARTY.
fltereoptlcan Gas Tank Explodes at
Chicago and Many Arc Hurt.
Chicago , Dec. 30. A wild panic and
Injury to several persons followed an
explosion at an entertainment last
night lu the French Evangelical Meth
odist Episcopal church , 327 Center
avenue. The crash was caused by the
bursting of a stcreoptlcan gas tank ,
Us force being so great as to hurl people
ple from their seats , shatter windows
and partly wreck the Interior of the
structure. Men , women and children
fought for ogress when the crash came
and that the list of injured was con-
lined to those hurt directly by the ex
plosion proper was due to the efforts
of the pastor , Ilev. A. L. Allais , who
calmed the 300 excited occupants of
the small Sunday school room.
The seriously injured are : Lewis
Compondu , two fingers of right hand
blown off , internal injuries ; Mrs. Mary
Llnder , both legs crushed and flesh
torn from left limb from ankle to
knee , internal Injuries ; Peter Under ,
nose crushed , both legs burned and
flesh torn from them.
Several other persons were more or
Cummlngs Died of Alcoholism.
Chicago , Doc. 30. Richard Cummings -
mings , whoso dying statement Satur
day night charged the family of Will
iam Moniak , 422C Ashland avenue ,
with causing his death , did not expire
as the result of drinking poisoned
wine , as he alleged , but from the ef
fects of acute alcoholism. This was
do' f loped at an autopsy held on Cum-
mincs' body by physicians from the
coroner's office. No trace of any kind
of poison was found. The police have
released the Moniak family.
Wins Fight With Robber.
Clinton , la. , Dec. 30. Joseph How
ard by a desperate struggle saved
$1,200 and his valuables from robbers
who invaded his apartments last
night. Howard was shot three times
and finally frightened the robbers
away by kicking out a window. While
one robber .was fighting with Howard
one of his companions succeeded In
terrorizing throe other men In the
room. Without opposition these men
yielded up their valuables and $200.
Atlanta Theater Burns.
Atlanta , Ga. , Dec. 30. The Star
theater building , on Decatur street ,
was almost completely destroyed by
fire yesterday. A vaudeville company
was giving a rehearsal in the theater
when startled by cries of "flro" and
the members of the company made a
hasty retreat from the burning build
ing in their stage costumes. The
burned building originally cost about
Thirty Lawyers In the Case.
Colorado Springs , Colo. , Dec. 30.
The will of the late W. S. Stratton , in-
yolvlng a fortune of between $10,000-
VOO and $12,000,000 , came up for pro
bate yesterday before Judge Orr of
the county court of El Paso county.
There are thirty of the moat prom
inent lawyers of Colorado in the case.
Injured In Gas Explosion.
Plttsburg , Dec. 30. Three buildings
were burned to the ground and two
hotels and the postofilco were dam-
igcd by fire at Braddock yesterday.
During the flro Chief McMlchaols of
the fire department and Policeman
George Young were badly Injured by
in explosion of gut. Lost , $55,000.
Germany Silent as to Blockade.
Berlin , Dec. 30. The Qarman gov
ernment Is completely silent as to
when the 'blockade will be raised , or
whether it will bo raised at all until
every question concerning arbitration
Is accepted. The acceptance of arbi
tration after the blockade was begun
IB not received with popular favor In
Clerk "and Money Gone.
Omaha , Dec. 30. Frank M. Urown ,
night clerk at the Metropolitan hotel , ,
has disappeared after relieving the
safe of all Its cash , about $250 , and
two diamond rings belonging to u
Axel Hagblad of Meadow Grove
ACCIDENT WAS LAST NIGHT
In Crossing the Tracks at the Junc
tion the M. & O. Train Caught Hag
blad Ribs Broken and Foot nnd
Hand Crushed Trains Delayed.
KIOIII Motultir'n Dully ,
Iii attempting to crow the rails of nn
M. & 0. track at the South Norfolk
station at 7:50 : o'clock last night , jnat
ahead of the incoming passenger train
from uptown , Axel Hiigblad , u man
from Meadow Qrovo , was struck by the
pilot of the locomotive , terribly chewed
by the wheels , and thrown some twenty
foot away. The man was caniod to
the Olifton hotel , cured for by the rail
way physioiau , Dr. A. Hoar , nnd Dr.
Frank Salter , is resting comparatively
easy today and will recover.
The injuries anstalned were filghtfnl
ind many. Ho wna literally scalped
along thu front part of his forehead ,
and the covering that toro loose was
slashed and gashed and shredded in a
dozen places. The loft hand wont
under a wheel and was mangled and
crushed in such u way that a portion of
it had to bo amputated , and the rest
ought to have been ; the heel bono of
the loft foot was crushed and u pair of
ribs on the loft side wore fractured.
Hagblad was not rendered unconscious ,
but was in such shape that ho was un
able to give any ncconut of himself
until thi morning.
llagblatt is from Meadow Qrovo ,
where ho works in a restaurant owned
by Mr. Drossier. Ho had boon in the
city two or three daya , and was about to
leave for homo. Just before the acci
dent ho had lunched at a restaurant
near the fetation , and was making for
the platform when tha steaming engine
of the passenger train caught him. Ho
says ho did not notice tlio train , did not
hoar it and was struck utterly unaware.
When picked up , the mangled man was
blooding profusely from great , ngly
holes over his entire body. Ho was
cniriod to the Olifton hotel , near by ,
and given surgical attention immedi
The Httlo finger nnd the ring finger of
the loft hand wore mashed on the rail.
Both ought to have boon amputated ,
but Hagblad absolutely rofuhod to allow
the ring finger to bo touched. "If you
touch that fiuger , " ho declared , "I'llsuo
yon for damages. " So the doctors took
off the little finger , and the rest of the
hand will have a bud tiuio healing as a
The injured man is 37 years old , un
married , and a member of the Modern
Brotherhood of America. It IB im
possible at present to say how long his
recovery will require , but in all proba
bility it will bo a long , long tirno before
he is able to be about again.
It is not known what will bo done
with the man. Word is expected from
his employer today , when it will bo
settled as to where he will be taken.
It is not at all unlikely that ho will bo
cnrod for at tbo Olifton hotel.
Snow Blockade at Long Pine.
Trains on nearly oil railroads running
into Norfolk have been delayed during
the past few days. The time table
schedules have not been exactly kept
for several weeks with some trains ,
owing to the heavy work , bnt the past
few days have been especially unfortun
The east bound passenger train from
the Black Hills , duo here Saturday
noon , arrived yesterday morning at 1) )
o'clock , just 21 hours behind schedule
time. The cause of the delay was a ter
rific snow storm west of Long Pine ,
which burled hot * passenger trains on
the main lino.
Train No. S , which left here for the
west at 8 o'clock Friday night , wna tied
up between Long Pine and Ainsworth ,
with ita snow plow stuck tight into n
bank , Train No. ( > , the one which W B
late into Norfolk , was on the other side
of the drift , and pinned at Woodlako.
Finally the mammoth obstacle was cut
clean , and the passengers , after being
blocked for nearly a day nnd a night ,
wore brought to Norfolk.
The storm was one of the worst that
has boon experienced along the Elkhorn
formany years , and extended bnt a few
miles below Long Pine , so that Norfolk
One Norfolk man who was tied up
with the train , nnd who wanted to get
homo Saturday night , waa Otto Tapport ,
and the reason he wanted to got to Nor
folk wns the meeting of the Elka' lodge.
Since the organization of the ledge in
thia city , Mr. Tapport had never missed
n meeting , and ho was anxious to keep a
clean record on the book. Ho had
planned to roach the city nt noon , bnt
the snow drift stored him in the face ,
it was many miles to Norfolk too
many to walk and it began to look as
though Mr. Tappert would be con
spicuous by hia absence at the gathering
of KlkH that night. Hut tlio genial
drummer WIIH equal to the occasion.
The telephone line to Norfolk was Htlll
olonr nnd whim the lodge had been
called to order by Kxaltod Uulor
Huuhol'/ , , there catnn n slinrp , deter *
ml nod ring at the 'phono. "Thin la
Tupport , " the voice mild. " 1'lniiPO
mark mo present on thu book. "
The passenger from thu east duo at
7 :20 : last night crippled at "Winner and
pulled in about an hour lato. Tlio
trouble lay with tha engine , which died ,
and for u time it WIIH thought in Nor
folk that the train would bo several
liourH behind. The engine was sulmti-
iutod however , and good running
brought it in but (10 ( minutoH Into.
The east hound passenger duo at noon
yesterday was about three hours late ,
duo also to the snow storm.
Thu Union Pacific passenger duo in at
[ ) o'clock Saturday night , arrived at
Th M. & O. Ima at no thno been
Today's train from the hills was
about a hour and ix half behind.
Tlio CIXUBO of the delays , other than
the storm , has been the engines , which
Imvo had especially heavy loads , and
which have boon no busy that they
could not bo taken off to bo overhauled.
Fed Hungry Russians.
A party of Russians came In ever the
M. & O. train Saturday and were trans
ferred to the Junction depot where they
awaited the artlvnl of the train that
would convoy them to Lincoln , which
is their destination. HocniiHo of tlio
snow blookado their train was late and
ihoy were compelled to innlcu a weiiry
wait State Oil Inspector SonnoiiKchoin
of West Point , who understands the
[ lussian language , hoard one of the
women of the party ask her husband
for something to oat , as she was hungiy.
IFo replied that ho couldn't glvo her
anything to cut but would get her a
glass of water. Inquiry developed the
fact that the pnrty was without money
and possessed uothiug but transporta
tion to Lincoln. The heart of Mr.
Soiinousuhoin was touched and ho wont
to the restaurants and hotels nud ar
ranged for the members of the party to
bo fed at his expense , for which they
wore sincerely grateful.
STANDARD OIL GIVES PENSIONS.
Company Adopts Plan Along Linen of
Those In Vogue Among Railroads.
- Now York , Dec. 30.- The Standard
Oil to.npany hat ) announced a general
pension plan for the benefit of Its em
ployes. Tlio plan is on the linen of
those that have been announced by
various tailroad companies. Among
the new features , however , is a pro
vision to the- effect thnt employes
who have readied the ago of sixty-
four years , after twenty live years In
the service of the company , may retire
tire on half pay for one year , after
which the regulation pension IB to bo
paid to thorn. The regular pension Is
to bo one-fourth of tlio salary which
the employe was receiving at the time
of his retirement. It will be paid to
all who 'have been In the service of
the company for twenty-five years and
who have reached tht age of sixty-flvo
years. Several hundred men will bo
eligible to retirement on Jan. 1.
Bold Diamond Robbery.
New York , Doc. 30. In full view of
the passing crowds , a window In the
pawnshop of Simpson & Co. , in West
Forty-second street , was smashed with
a paving block last night and $1,000
worth of diamonds were stolen. Only
tluee of the gems were recovered after
the capture of the robber. It is be
lieved by the police that several men
wore In the Job and that the man who
broke the window passed the jewels
to confederates. After an exciting
chase , which was entered into by hun
dreds of men , the robber , who druw a
pistol and fought desperately for hla
liberty , was captured. He was more
dead than alive when the police res-
rued him from the crowd of pursuors.
Ho is nineteen years of age and calls
himself William Madison of Boston.
Engineer Killed In Wreck.
San Uornardino , Cal. , Dec. 30.
Santa Fe overland train No. 5 crashed
into a light engine sidetracked at 81am
station , killing Engineer Charles Hayward -
ward and badly Injuring Fireman A.
Arkllis. M. U Shackelford , fireman
on the overland , was bruised about
the body and had an arm mangled.
Engineer Janios Gray of the overland
escaped by jumping. The Impact was
terrible , completely demolishing both
engines. A defective switch Is said
to have caused the collision. No pas
sengers were injured.
Forestry Association to Meet.
Washington , Dec. 30. The twenty-
first annual meeting of the American
Forestry association will be held hero
tomorrow. Tke morning session will
be a business meeting , at which the
president of tfco association , Secretary
of Agriculture Wilson , will preside.
At the afternoon session a number of
tapers will be read.
Sultan Barricades Palace.
Tangier , Morocco. Doc. 30. The sul
tan of Morocco Is said to have retired
to the palace at Fez , with all his
available artillery and ammunition
and to have strongly barricaded him
self ID congequeuce of a threatened at
tack on tha part of tke rebels.
Outlook for the Game Here
Next Summer is Poor.
MANAGER WILKINS TO LEAVE ,
Two Seasons With the Qaino In Nor
folk arc Enough Mr , Roberts Has
Likewise Retired Kick for Good
Call but Don't Pny.
From present indications there will
likely bo no batm bull In Norfolk next
milliner. It has been loportod from
Kromunt , ( Irnnd Island and other places
) f the like , that a niovo was on foot to
in-ganlvio a Nebraska league , which
would take in Norfolk , and about HOVOII
: > thor cities. The roport. suyn that the
manager at thin plaoo has boon oorro-
qjondlng In rognrd to the matt or.
Haso ball men in Norfolk know noth
ing of the move whatever , and state ,
furthermore , that no suiih plan will bo
mtorod into by this city , These who
Imvo had experience in the business huro
. ; ( ) up into the air when prospects for
next year arc muntionod , and are em
phatic in lulling how they intend to
profit by their uxporionoo.
Joe WilkliiH , who has boon manager
if thu Norfolk team for the past two
tciiHoiiB , and who lost hoavlly lu last
years' venture with the "Brownies , "
had thiH to say , when soon this mornIng -
Ing : "I know nothing of the proposed
league , and I trust 1 shall not got
untight by Norfolk base ball again. It
Is too expensive an experience , The
Lroublo is that there aron't enough people
ple in town who will turn out to sup
port a good toiun. Thirty-Ilvo dollar
crowds will ncvi r keep a heavily salaried
loam goi/.g / , and yet they demand first
clans ball. 1 Imvo sold my bowling
ulluy nnd will leave next wool : for
Tiioonm , where I have an oll'or. I shall
uithor play thuio next year , or got the
management of a Northwest loiiguo
W.V. . Roberta , who at cno time
managed thu Norfolk club , said : " 1
haven't hoard of the proposed league ,
but anything that comes into my of
fice regarding base ball , goes into thu
waste basket. 1 doubt if they play the
Kama here next sonion. " ' - ,
It would scum that Norfolk , with its
Rroat railway facilities and thu largo
lumber of inns wlio really unjoy the
port , ought to bo nbln to support a bnsu
Mil team , and ngcod ono. Manysmallur
towns throughout north Nebraska have
thu sport , and it would seem that there
s an opportunity horo. Hut from pros-
unt indications , and if thu old hands at
t are right , Norfolk will not play ball
"BEN HUR. "
The Great Spectacle Coming to
Omaha for a Week.
The famous spuctaclo "Hen Hur" ,
which is well known to all , in coming to
Omaha , for a single week nt Hoyd's
thontro , commencing Monday , January
i. This will bo welcome IIOWB to all
in this vicinity as it now brings within
our roach an opportunity of witnessing
the greatest and most impressive rollgio-
listoric drama of modern times. Spec
ial accommodations will bo arranged
on all roads leading to Omaha during
thia important week nnd everything is
being done to provide for the accommo
dation of out-of-town patrons.
The production which comes to
Omaha ia the same original Kluw &
Erlauger organization which was seen
in Chicago last year with the sniuo cast ,
scenery , equipment , horses , camels nnd
ornate electrical effects. It is a sermon
of varied speech , illustrated by art and
music. The purpose of the drama and
dramatist is wholly good and the play
begins most adroitly , yet reverently.
There are a few bars of music serv
ing the same purpose as a voluntary
before divine service and when the
curtain rises , it discloses the illimitable
waste of desert ; the tired camels ; the
three wise men gathered from Greece ,
from Egypt , from Hindustan , to greet
the appearance of the star , "a focus of
dazzling lustre" . Ilia star proclaims
His birth. The play opens with His
birth nnd closes with hosaunas and re
joicing over the last miracles Ho was to
preform before His appointed end.
Following the prelude cornea the
brilliantly colored pictures of thohouse ,
tops of Jerusalem , the toiraco of the
palace of Hur. Next is one of the
great scones of the play the dim in
terior of the Roman galley ship the
muscular , grim visaged slaves tugging
in rythraio motion at the oars. Then
the wreck , with Ben Hur and his cap
tain struggling in the waves.
Then comes the most thrilling and
realistic effect ever presented on
the atago thu great chariot race. A
rumble ia heard in thu background , the
hurryiug clatter of horses hoofs and
then the race is disclosed. Two Roman
chariots , each drawn by four hot-Ms ,
form the center of a marvellous pietiut.
The animals with far stretched necks
and dilated nostrila run like mad , urged
on by the whips of the charioteers Bon
Hur and hln iinoiny , Mtmnln. Tlio
whoolH of the olmrlntH rnniblo ami
sway. Now Unn Hur IH abend , now
Mowmla , then Don Hur and thcr race in
Tim last Huono in ono of fitting Imunty
mil improHslvunoNH , revealing the
Mount of Ollvot , where a great tnulti-
tudo gut her to greet the Nazarene and
tvhero the Savior performs the mlraclo
jf cleansing the loperH. Uhrist'H ] Hir-
tonality is never represented in thu
lush but ills proHOitco IH indicated by n
ray of nmrvullouH brilliancy which in
reflected by a Hhaft of pure whlto light
from the halo ever his hoad.
To prommt the marvellous Hpodaolu ,
no IUSH than 1150 pooplu are required.
In thu oharlot race eight hornoH are
mod , wlillo four moru aru kept in train-
> ng for oinorguncloH.
"Hun Hur" will romaiii in Omaha
lint ono week and the ndvanco milo of
mtH opuim Wednoflday morning , Do-
somber HI , at o'clock. The manage-
inuiit announces that all out of town
mlurH , if accompanied by cash or
inonuy ordur , will ho filled buforo the
regular box olllco nnlo opens ,
PatroiiH of "Hon llur" are earnestly
requested by thu management to bo ia
Lhuir HuatH promptly at uight o'clock in
Llio ovuning and two oulock in thu after-
iioon , IIH thu ourttiln will rtoo promptly
it thoHO bourn on the marvellously
bountiful tableau , "ThoHtarof Hothlu-
lium" , which requires the entire audi
torium to bo darkened , and it will bo
Impossible to Hetit late-comers until
tftor the proludu is ovor.
Thu chariot race in Kliiw & Krlang-
ir'a "Hun Hur" will bo the most effectIve -
Ivo reality ever soun in a theater , either
In this country or abroad. Its develop-
inunt into an actuality may bu consid
ered thu triumph of stiiguurat't In
his incident twulvu horsoH und three
jlmiiotH will bo shown , apparently
racing at break nock Hpocd , thu iininmlH
lolloping at nil their power. Foiir
IOIHOB , thu two blanks nnd two whites
iru driven by MoHsala and the Ariibinn
lays by Hon Hur , Mossula loads ; Hen
Hur smashes thu wheels of Mu Bala'H
chariot ; Ilio Hoiimn falls beneath the
'unt of thu crir/.ed horses and Hen Hur
winH the ruco. Every vital interest
losorlbod by Qen. Wallace in his book
will bu scon when thu play is presented
it thu Hoyd , Omaha , thu week of Jan
uary ft. Seats will bo on sale Wednes
day , and mail orders , with remittance ,
ire being filled in ndvnicc.
The hconu in IClaw & Krlatigor'H
'lion llur" representing between the
locks of a great Human galley , Is the
Irst that has ever boon put acrurutuly
oii the Btago. it is one of the nioHt
ntorcsting oventH of the performance
, o students of ancient history.
Th ore are IJOO costumes worn in Kluw
Erlingor'B "Hen Ilnr , " many of them
of the costliest fnbricB. Six hundred
mirs of shoes are worn nnd cost the
ducing managers $ ' , ' ,100. The pro-
imimuy electrical experiments to pro-
Inco the Star of Hethlohom effect in
volved mouths of time by exports and
an expenditure of ever $1,000.
William Farmun , who plays the title
Klaw & Erlangor's "Bon Hur" in
twonty-throo years old , is five foot
eleven inches in height and weighs 190
pounds. His physical development is
magnificent nnd ho has not an onnoo
of superfluous flo"h on him.
* " * * - - _ .
BINQER HERMANN TO QUIT.
Commissioner of General Land brficc
Resigns by Request.
Washington. Dec. 30. Qlngor Her
mann , commissioner of the general
land office , has resigned and will be
succeeded by William A. Richards ,
now the assistant commissioner of thu
general land oflke. Commissioner
Hermann said that the change will be
operative Feb. 1. Mr. Hermann's
resignation was requested about two
weeks ago by the secretary of the In
torlor and was Immediately presented
The relations between Secretary
Hitchcock and Commissioner Hermann
have been strained for a long time.
Charges have been preferred
against two of the subordinate officials
of the land office Involved In the al
legcd Irregularities and they have
been given a specific time In which to
make answer. These officials are Har
ry King , chief , and Fred P. Metzger
assistant chief of the draughtsman's
division of the government land office
The former Is charged with neglect
of duty and the latter with mlsman
agcment and unsatisfactory adminls
tratlon of his duties. Mr. Metzger
was formerly from Kansas and was
once chief clerk of the general land
. Fire at Louisville.
Louisville , Dec. 30. Fire which
broke out at 11:30 : last night In thu
wholesale whisky house of Bonnie
Bros. , on Main street , In the heart ot
the wholesale whisky district of thh
city , caused a loss of about J100.00U
and threatened for a time to destroy
the Louisville and Nashville Railroad
company's general offices and other
propei ty , valued at three or four
times that amount. The flames , how
ever , were gotten under control after
a hard fight and the principal damage
was confined to the building In which
the flro started.
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