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    THE NORFOLK NEWS : FRIDAY JANUARY 27 1905.
COMMITTEE OF TEN REPRESEN-
TATIVE3 IN NORFOLK.
ARRIVED IN CITY LAST NIGHT
Their Million Wai to Look Over the
Site and the West Wing , and to
Make a Report n to the Future
Needi of the Initltutlon.
A committee of ten members of
Mm liotiso of representatives arrived
In Norfolk last night to Inspect , the
now Nebraska hoHiltnl | for the IMHIUIO
with regard to recommendations for
appropriations from the present leg
islature. Tlio object of the visit WIIH
to look ovur tht' west whig and to de
termine needs for olhor porlloiiH of
the Institution.
Those nit the trip were . ! . 13. llrnwu ,
Robert .IOIIOH. II. M. Union , 1' . Cald-
well. 13. A. Luce. W. C. I.lnc. Charles
MeLeod , T. .1. Tuttli' . .1. Wlilthnin , V.
P. I'cnhody.
At noon the cominlttco returned to
I ho city from the hospital , liuil curly
dinner nt the Oxnard and loft ever
the oiiHtliouuil Northwestern passen
ger train for Lincoln.
Committee's Impression.
" \\ro found Iho buildings that huvo
JiiHt been hnlll , to ho In very good
Khapo , " said nno of the nieinhoni to
The NOWH this morning. "Hut wo
alBo found that there will liuvo to ho
many repairs inado In order to not
the Inntllntlon nR 11 Hhonld ho. There
In lotn of rnhhlBh and Bomo of the
buildings left standing after the llro
will liavo to ho fixed np again. The
conunlttoo favored rebuilding the
west wing , as this lu In good shape.
Favor Appropriation.
"Yes , wo favor an appropriation.
Ono estimate In that It should ho
about $110,000. Thlit report will soon
ho mmlo to the legislature nnd the hill
Introduced. The now Infltltutlon will
ho llnlslioil not before Juno , likely. "
RAILROADS FIGHT.
Fight Is on for Right of Way Through
Dig Horn Country.
A bitter struggle Is now on between
the Burlington and Chicago & North
western railroads for a right of way
and other privileges In the vicinity
of Thennopolls , In the Big Horn ba
sin. The Burlington railroad has ap
plied to the state hoard of charities
and reform for an exclusive right of
way through the Ulg Horn canyon and
across the state reserve at Thormop-
oils.
oils.Doth
Doth the Northwestern and Burlington -
ton are hurrying surveys and other
work looking to the building of lines
to the Wind lllver Indian reservation ,
In central Wyoming , which Is to bo
opened to settlement next Juno. The
Northwestern Is extending Its line
west from Casper , whllo tlio Burling
ton is to build south from Us Tnluca-
Cody lino. The Northwestern will
not stop at the reservation , but has
planned to hultd on northwesterly
through the llig Horn country Into
Montana.
The outcome of the race Is being
watched with keen Interest by rail
road men all over the country.
The Burlington will begin work at
Frannlo In a few weeks on Its Thcr-
mopolls road. From Thcrmopolls the
line will bo extended westward
through the Klrwln mining district ,
thence south of the Yellowstone park ,
down Snake river and Into Idaho and
Utah.
PAIR OF DRUNKS.
Bryant and Jones Get Fines.
In police court this morning Charles
Jones was fined $7.10 for being drunk
and disorderly nnd Claud Hrynnt got
the same damage for the same offense.
They each paid and were dismissed.
DEATH OF AINSWORTH WOMAN.
Wife of Lumber and Hardware Mer
chant Succumbi.
Ainsworth , Nob. , Jan. 24. Mrs. Fred
Slsslon , aged forty-three , died at her
homo here yesterday of kidney dis
ease. She leaves a husband , ono son
and five daughters. The funeral Is to
bo held at 2 o'clock this afternoon
from the house at which Rev. Mr. Con-
nel of the M. B. church will officiate
and Interment will ho In the Alns-
worth cemetery. Mrs. Slsson was a
kind and loving wife and mother and
Is mourned by many friends. Mr. Sis-
son Is a leading lumber and hardware
merchant of Ainsworth.
A LIVING TESTIMONIAL
Geo. H. Spear Returns to Deny the
Story That He Is Dead.
Geo. H. Spear returned yesterday
noon from a trip through the Black
Hills , a living evidence ot the fact
that ho did not drop dead at Lead a
few days before. A wild rumor to
this effect floated freely around the
city on Friday , and for awhile his
friends were very much worried , hut
as the story was traced for authen
ticity it became apparent more and
moro that it was not true. Through
considerable effort on the part of
friends , the story was kept from the
ears of Mrs. Spear until It could bo
denied absolutely , Mr. Bundlck having
talked with Mr. Spear at Valentino
ever tbo telephone.
This is the kind of a rumor , which
at first bore all appearances of being
true , that frequently lead nownpnnorn
to print nlorles that nro Incorrect ,
although given In perfect good faith
by the writers.
McGreevy Gives Dnll.
llernard Mcdreovy , president of the
failed Klkhorn Valley bank of 0'Nolll ,
furnished n bond for $2,000 , signed by
John McGreovy , his father , W. It. , and
Mary Duller , and was released from
custody Saturday night. McGroovy
has been In jail since ho was brought
back from Arizona. Cashlor Hngorty ,
for whose arrest there has been of
fered a reward , Is still at largo.
TUESDAY TOPICS ,
H. Sellloy was up from Loavltt Sun
day.
day.W.
W. H. Hogrofo was In the oily from
Stella.
K. Smith was down from Spencer
Monday.
W. fS. Irwln wan over from Madison
Sunday.
10. C' . SllnomalcH was lu the city
from Cordon.
Oscar Sandburg was a Norfolk visit
or from Wahoo.
Charles Whaleu WIIH up from Stanton -
ton yesterday.
L. M. Wolfe was In Iho city yester
day from Duff.
Dr. A. 13. Dlshrow was down from
Crelghlou today.
M. A. Dnvlcs was over from Madi
son yesterday.
Clifford Woodworlh was down from
Nellgh yesterday.
Emma Teano of Crelghton was In
the city yesterday.
Mrs. (1. F. Ullgor Is visiting relatives
and friends In Sioux City.
.1. 11. Ijino was a Norfolk visitor yes-
lerday from Wlsnor.
Louis Sominor was In Iho city yes
terday from Randolph.
H. H. Robinson was In the city
from Columbus yesterday.
Chart. 13. Henry of Ainsworth was a
Norfolk visitor yesterday.
Fred Harnord of Magnet had busi
ness In Norfolk yesterday.
S. C. Paulson was a Norfolk visitor
yesterday from Wlnnotoon.
Fred L. Wansor of Plalnvlow was
a Norfolk visitor yesterday.
W. P. Hanks was registered In the
city yesterday from North Platte.
Url Hollman and C. 0. Marten wore
In the city yesterday from Wausa.
M. O. nurnott , the bridge man , Is
back In the city after a season's work
through the country.
A. J. Dunlevy , manager of the Audi
torium , was In the city on business
today from Tllden.
Stanton Picket : The Picket recent
ly learned of a narrow escape from a
n most serious accident which oc
curred at the homo of Otis Tomporly
some two weeks ago. If wo are cor
rectly Informed Mr. Tomperly lives at
the horseshoe lake and keeps a loaded
shot gun handy for ducks. The gun
rests above an outer door , on hooks.
Ono day both Mr. and Mrs. Tomporly
passed out through this door. The
slam of the closing door throw the
muzzle of the gun from Its hook , It
swung down and was discharged , moro
than forty shot passing through the
dress of n toddling Imbo and a num
ber passed through the under garment ,
only one or two cutting the skin , and
these not seriously. Ono can well un
derstand the fright nnd feelings of the
parents and their thankfulness that
the accident was not more serious.
Columbus Telegram : The street
railway question Is being agitated in
Norfolk. At a meeting-of the Com
mercial club and business men of that
city last Friday night the general sen-
tlment was In favor of offering any
reasonable encouragement to Interest
capital In the project. It Is proposed
to offer an annual bonus of $1,000 for
a period of three years to any firm or
corporation with nerve enough to con
struct nnd operate the proposed lino.
The history of the street railway busi
ness In Columbus a few years ago was
anything but profitable to the mag
nates who had put their money Into
It , but perhaps the situation Is differ
ent In Norfolk. Up there the town Is
all strung out for a mile or two , and
the people have long been maintaining
quite an elaborate hack service. The
business for ono day from the hack
lines alone amounts to moro than the
gross receipts from the old Columbus
street cars would foot up in a week.
After the snowfall of yesterday Bo
reas got after a proud and haughty
mercury that had been rearing its
crest heavenward for several days and
this morning had succeeded in bendIng -
Ing It In hurablo submission to the rule
of King Winter , and Inclining it to
ward the bulb of the thermometer.
The morning was not as cold as mornIngs -
Ings that have passed , but the sudden
change from moderating weather to
below zero temperature was sufficient
to make it keenly felt and there was
no pressing invitation for lovers of
nature to get out for a ramble without
there was pressing business necessity
at the other end of the line. For an
other week In January and through
February there will bo no positive as
surance that the country has escaped
these sudden shrinking attacks on the
part of the mercury to below the zero
point , but after that there is a hope
that it will not become quite so hum
ble , nor remain humble quite as long
as at present. Meanwhile this has
placed an additional thickness of an
inch or so on the ice crop and the
icemen are about ready to haul it in
and btoro it for the use of'tho summer
season which is practically certain to
arrive in time.
HALF HUNDRED CARS OF SUGAR
FACTORY DEEN SHIPPED.
WORK WILL TAKE TILL MARCH 1
Seventy-Five Men are Now Employed
at the Norfolk Sugar Factory , Dis
mantling the Institution Progress
at Lemar , Col. , Is Satisfactory.
Just an oven half hundred carloads
of sugar factory machinery have been
shipped out of the Norfolk plant to
the now location at Lemar , Col. The
fiftieth car of wheels and pipes loft
today for the west , by way of the
North western railroad.
There are now seventy-live men
employed In dismantling the factory
at I his place and the work , according
to Manager llundlck , will require un
til March 1.
Progress at Lemar , where the ma
chinery Is being Installed and prep
arations made for a now factory , Is
said to bo progressing satisfactorily.
CHRIS DERR FINED.
Man Who Killed George Fctterly Is
Guilty of Disorderly Conduct.
Chris. Derr , a Pierce county farmer ,
was fined $10.Ill by Police Judge-
Hayes yesterday for disorderly con
duct and threatened to get even with
the court by getting so far away that
he never would ho able to get to the
town again. The man is a German
and speaks and understands very llt
tlo English so that an Interpreter was
required to bring the case to a con
clusion.
Dorr Is not unknown to followers of
court news. It will bo remembered
that several years ago ho shot and
killed George Fettorly of this city ,
having detected him In the act of re
moving property from the farm on the
Dorr place. In the trial that followed
Dorr was acquitted and given his lib
erty , It being held that ho was justi
fied In taking the summary action ho
did.
Pets Froze Stiff.
The weather of last night was too
severe for two pots of the Pacific
house clerical force two largo blue
bottle ( lies that had withstood the
assaults of previous zero weather but
this morning had turned up their toes
to the daisies , or where the daisies
might bo next summer.
Carrier's Team Ran.
Hural Carrier E. L. Show of rural
route No. 3 was the victim of a run
away accident this morning and the
horses almost succeeded In distribut
ing the mall at places for which It was
not Intended. In passing through town
a bolt came loose , permitting the polo
to drop. This frightened the horses
and they ran to the corner of Norfolk
avenue nnd Second street where they
encountered a telephone pole and
stopped. Mr. Show gathered up the
mall sacks and other equipment for
the trip , secured another rig , proceed
ed on his way and with scant delap
delivered to the patrons of his route
the letters , packages nnd papers which
ho carried.
Publisher Draws the Line.
The Tribune starts In the Now Year
with the firm resolution to entirely
shut out all laudation of parties not
patrons of the paper except at the
regular rate of so much a laud. News
Items will bo given as a matter of
course , but parties who do not oven
take the paper need not expect us to
devote any moro space to them than
Is strictly necessary. WInsIdo Tri
bune.
In Praise of Chamberlain's Cough
Remedy.
There Is no medicine manufactured
that has received more voluntary
praise or moro expressions of grati
tude from people who have boon cured
by it , than Chamberlain's Cough Rem
edy. From long experience In the use
of this preparation , people have found
that It not only gives quick relief but
effects a permanent cure , and that it
can always bo relied upon. The fact
that It la pleasant to take , also that it
contains no harmful drug Is ot much
Importance when n medicine Is in
tended for young children. TUis rem
edy is for sale by Leonard the drug
gist.
Promoting the College.
Mr. Dnrland reports that the busi
ness men are taking hold of the Busi
ness College Catalogue first rate , but
that ho finds ho has undertaken a pret
ty big job to see everybody personally
about it , and would appreciate it very
much if they would call up 213 and
say how much they will subscribe. It
is understood that the fund is strictly
for now advertisements. In this con
nection Norfolk business people are
to bo congratulated , as every ono is
evidently not only willing but very
anxious to promote this matter.
Six now students have been added
to the college rolls during the past ton
days.
Harley Dixon , Ed. Hollingsworth
and Adolph Pasewalk are the latest
Norfolk young men to enroll their
names for an education along business
linos.
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MISSOURI DEADLOCK STILL ON
Fifth Ballot for United States Sena *
tor Shows No Change.
Jefferson City , Mo. , Jan. 24. The
fifth ballot for United States senator
to succeed Francis M. Cockrell In
joint session , resulted In no change
In the deadlock , and was as follows.
Nledrlnghaus , 80 ; Cockrell , 79 ; Ker
ens , 9 ; Pottljohn , 1. There was ono
pair In the honso and two In the Ben-
ate. One Democrat , ErlcUson of Gen
try , was absent. Kerens received his
s .tno nine votes. Illchnrdson of Jack-
BOH continued to vote for Pottljohn
Drown of Ornndy , who had been ah
sent on account of illness , was pres
ent and voted for Nledrlnghaus.
The Republican mass meeting called
to discuss the senatorial deadlock and
endeavor to devise means for coming
to a conclusion , convened In the hall
of representatives. Near the close of
the meeting , after a committee had
presented a sot of resolutions and
the meeting had gone Into executive
hCBslon , .1. ' . < 3. ( Joodrlch of Kansas
City made n brief , caustic speech anil
left the ball , declaring ho had been
denied the right to address the meet-
JiHr In open session. Vice President
IV'thwell called the mooting to order.
The hall was crowded. Resolutions
were adopted railing on the members
of the legislature In the Interest of
party harmony to get together and
s'and for the election of the Repub
lican caucus nominee , Thomas K.
Nledrlnghaus , for senator.
Would Regulate Stock Yards.
Jefferson City , Mo. , Jan. 24. The
Missouri house adopted n concurVent
resolution providing for the appoint
ment of three representatives and
two senators to confer with a like
committee of the Kansas legislature
to the end that legislation may bo
agreed upon to regulate Kansas City
stock yards charges.
Women Testify for Smoot.
Washington , Jan. 20. Two prom
inent gentile women of Utah , one a
membci of the legislature that selected
Mr. Smoot , were witnesses in the
Smoot Inquiry before the senate com
mittee. Hoth women gave Senator
Smoot an excellent reputation and
testified that they would not vote for
a polygamlsl.
COMtl ' Cl *
) llM *
A recent sale of treasures In London
Included UK ) canes collected by the
MnniuN of Anglesey , wiyn Leslie's
Weekly. The fet brought about $ .r .000.
One stick was gold mounted and adorn
ed with diamonds , emeralds and other
stones. A Glasgow dealer got It for
$2SO. Two other diamond studded spec-
linens went for $11.10 and $170 respec
tively A stick that glowed with diamonds
mends and bore a watch sold for $125.
Sticks with carved heads of animals
and birds , with secret springs that
made the Leads move and with electric
batteries , found ready buyers.
'
HOCK CASE DEVELOPMENTS
Missing Man Had Married Thirteen
Women In Ten Years.
Chicago , Jan. 24. Police Inspector
Bhlppy declared that Johann Hock
bad married at least tlfirteen women
In the last ten years. Four of them
died within a short time alter tfielr
marriage. No trace of Hock has yet
been found. The police have no proof
of murder against him , but declare
they have a clear case of bl-jamy , on
Which charge they will arrest him as
teen as , possible.
Henry Schwanzara Identified a
newspaper photograph of Hock as a
likeness of the man who married the
mother-in-law of Schwanzara In St.
Louis in April , 1903. Hock was at
the time going under the name of
Bchultz , and under It he married Mrs.
Emma Hecher , the mother of Schwan-
sara's wife. The two lived very hap
pily for a time. Ono of his first acts
after the marriage was to Insure her
life heavily. More than a. year after
the marriage Mrs. Schultz died.
Three days after the deatu of Mrs.
Echults her husband disappeared from
St. Louis without paying the funeral
expenses , although he had collected
the Insurance on the woman's life.
Fatally Shot by Husband.
Marlon , Mich. , Jan. 24. Elmer K.
Hardy , a dancing teacher from the
tate of Washington , is under arrest
and his wife Is dying u the result of
a shooting that occurred at the home
of Mrs. Hardy's father , William Hall ,
a prominent merchant of this village.
The couple were married six years
to and went to Washington to live.
Last summer Mrs. Hardy returned to
her father with her two children. The
husband appeared at the father-in-
law's house and , It Is alleged , emp
tied the contents of a revolver at his
wife. One bullet lodged over the
heart and another penetrated ITTe
rliht luue.
Koosevelt to Hunt Rabbits ,
St. Louis , Jan. 24. The RepuUlc
ays ; President Hoosovelt has ar
ranged to hunt rabbits In Texas souio
time between March 25 and April G.
The president will attend a wedding
In New York March 18 and almost Im
mediately afterwards , accompanied
by Secretary Loeb , ho will take a spe
cial train for St. Louis , where he will
bo met by Cecil Lyon of Sherman ,
Tex. , and W. S. Simpson of Dallas.
Mr. Simpson was a member of Che
rough riders and was in tbo charge
at San Juan Hill. The party will go
direct to Texas , and the president
will visit Houston and Dallas and at
tend the rough riders reunion at San
Antonio. He will be then taken to a
section east of Houston , known aa the
-Dig Thicket , " which abounds in jack
rabbits and other game. The presi
dent will BDond some dava la hunting.
C. M. COTTERMAN , NOW CHIEF OF
POSTS IN PHILIPPINES.
CAREER OF ONE NORFOLK DOY
Rose From Clerkship In Postofflce
Here Under Postmaster Wldaman ,
to Chief of Postal Service In For
eign Islands Mall Service In East.
"In my four years of living at Ma
nila , I have never yet seen ono drunk
en native , " said C. M. Cottorman , now
director of the posts In the Philippine
Islands and but eighteen years ago an
ordinary clerk In the postolllco of this
city under Postmaster Wldaman. Mr.
Cotterman , who was sent to the Phil
ippines four years ago by Postmaster
General Charles Emory Smith , to take
charge of the postal service of the
new iMssesslons , Is in America on a
brief vacation and has arrived In Nor
folk to renew the memories of days
when ho began working for the gov
ernment. Ho spent yesterday renew
ing acquaintances.
"I don't mean to say , " ho continued ,
"that the native Filipino docs not
drink. You rarely find one who does
not. Hut. ho drinks so moderately and
so temperately , so to speak , that In
toxication is unheard of. And in re
gard to his liquor , it is Interesting to
note that , whllo ho Is rapidly becoming
Americanized in most other ways , ho
hay not been educated into liking
American drinks nnd ho still prefers
his "blno. " Blno Is a liquor distilled
from rico nnd from young , juicy bam
boo stalks. It is as colorless as alco
hol and probably contains more alco
hol than anything else. Yet , by drinkIng -
Ing it in small quantities , the native
retains his equilibrium where a white
man goes insane. The Filipino buys
his blno In a quantity worth ono cent
about a spoonful. Then ho quits.
The average American soldier goes
against a beer glassful and then people
ple talk with surprise of the oriental
liquor that drives the American
crazy. "
Rural Free Delivery.
"How does the postal service In the
Islands compare with that of the Unit
ed States ? " was asked of the man
who has organized the post roads and
postofllces throughout the country.
"It Is very much the same , " said Mr.
Cotterman. "Wo have free delivery
In the cities and rural free delivery
throughout the country districts , just
as you do here. There are no settled
countrysides like these of America ,
with a farm every now and then , but
the natives live In clusters or barios ,
and native carriers deliver their malls
to them every day , traveling mostly
on foot.
"It Is a queer sight to see a little
native toss n mall bag weighing thir
ty pounds , over his shoulder and start
out on a dog trot for the country. And
ho keeps on trotting all day long , mak
ing thirty miles before dark. The ad
vantage ho has In covering the coun
try Is marked ever an American. The
country Is cut up Into small rice fields ,
which are always flooded. Little
ridges enclose them. If one knows
these ridges , he can travel all over the
islands without ever getting off the
ridge , but if you aren't accustomed
o the country , you will have to cut
across the fields , and be flooded to
your neck in no time.
"The malls are transported mostly
> y the natives. There is ono line of
railroad in the islands owned by an
English company and called the Ma
nila Railway company , Limited. It
was part of the contract which gave
this railroad a charter that It should
carry the mails free of charge. The
Spanish government demanded this.
The road was built fifteen years ago
and Is l.r 0 miles long. There are two
little branches off it. The terminals
are Manila and Dagunpan.
"Postage rates on the islands are
the same as here , except that the cost
Is ono cent for an ounce instead of
two cents for ono ounce , as here.
Malls that go by neither rail nor na.
tlvo go by boat. The government op
crates fifteen boats , called the "coast
guard and transportation service. '
They run on regular schedules
throughout the Islands and to points
not touched by commercial craft. "
Like American Government.
"How do the natives feel toward the
American government ? " was queried.
"Tho better element Is now satisfied
that they are getting the best service
they ever had. It in a very small mi
nority that ever talks now of' Indepen
dence. And that minority gets less
every day. There Is no thought of in
surrection against the government
"In fact , " said the post director , "I
never hivvo seen any people so eager
to learn anything as they are to grasp
the English language. At night
schools In Manila you will find men
forty-five years old pouring over books
for the solo purpose of learning to
speak English.
"Tho war ? Do wo get any of tlio
ragged edges of it ? Well , no. The
fact is wo don't know any moro of the
details of the war than America docs.
There are but three American dally
papers in Manila , and the cable rates
are too high to get much of a report
"Tho islands are , it is true , a good
matrimonial fleld for young women.
There are mighty few of them all told ,
and they are prize packages. Nearly
all of the American men who are mar
ried , have their families with them in
the islands , but the great majority
aren't ' married and many don't want
to bo. The women in Manila , though ,
arc making money. The teaching pay
roll nms from $900 per year to $1,400
for each person on the list. Stcnogra-
phers get $1,200 the first year nnd $1-
400 later. Salaries In all branches of
government service arc from twenty-
five to fifty per cent higher than in ;
this country. "
The native * are malting great sol-
dlers , according to Mr. Cottorman.
They are being used as scouts and In
the constabulary. They arc making
more money nt It than they over did
before at anything else , In all their
lives. They enjoy the drill and toke
pride In It. They are all officered by
Americans.
Robbers In Mountains.
"These shootings that wo hear of
these episodes In which many Amer
icans and a few olllcers arc killed ;
what are they ? "
"They are the work of bands of rob
bers who live in the mountains and
who rush down on the llttlo towno. "
Mr. Cottermnn sees a great future
for the Islands. Ho says that people
who have gone there from here , are
anxious for a reduction in the tariff
rates so that commerce may bo estab
lished with the United States.
"We hope to see the bill now In con
gress for a reduction of the tariff ,
passed. " lie said. "At the present
time we pay throe-fourths of the reg
ular Dlngloy rates , and It Is prohib
itive. The result Is that our goods
nil go to other countries. For in
stance , I brought over a number of
cigars. The law allows you to bring
fifty without duty. I paid three cents
each for them In Manila and the duty
was eight cents each. The bill now
In congress would reduce on every *
thing except tobacco and sugar. Spain
bought ten million dollars' worth of
our tobacco last year. Of hemp worth
$22,000,000 England purchased $16-
000,000 worth. There is no sugar re
fining In the Islands. Our sugar syrup
all goes to Hong Kong and then back.
Last year wo Imported $20,000,000
worth of rice.
"It has been declared , " said Mr. Cot-
terman , "that the natives could not be
made to work. That statement has
just been refuted. The first electric
railway ever built In the Islands , has
just been installed and started run
ning the first ot this month. It Is the
only big interest owned by Americans
In the oriental possessions. The na
tives built this road. They are made
to do It through the use of competent
foremen foremen who understand
how to handle the Filipino. An ordl-
nary American going ever there can't
even get his washing done. It takes
a peculiar way of handling them. This
company has demonstrated that the
Filipino can work and Chinese labor
ers will now diminish In number
there. "
Speaking of the conditions and the
interest that Americans feel In the
islands , Mr. Cottermnn mentioned Wil
liam B. Curtis , the newspaper correspondent
pendent , who made a little trip to the
Islands. "Mr. Curtis will find trouble
if he ever conies back. Ho dined with
the officers nnd participated in their
hospitality , but roasted them when he
got away. Consequently they are sore
nt him. Ho criticised the customs col
lector for being too rigid among oth
ers , lie also criticised the mall ser
vice between here and the Islands , de
claring that the government should
run frequent and fast mall boats. He
illdn't seem to understand that those
boats co < t much money and that It is
worth $ l.nno per day to operate them.
And besides that , there aren't a great
many letters to go across. Furthermore -
more , it is a twenty-six days' trip.
The irregularity of boats causes Amer
icans to go in the nir at first. A boat ,
for example , may leave San Francisco
today and get into Manila behind a
boat that leaves a week from today.
Then the man whose letter started on
the first boat , kicks because his mail
wasn't put on the last boat. "
Manila Is a city of 225,000 , and there
Isn't a three-story structure in the
town. There are no big institutions
there at present. What it needs is
American capital and push , and it will
bo a great place , for sure. There are
not 12,000 soldiers in the islands
where , four years ago , there were C5-
000.
000.Mr.
Mr. Cotterman , after leaving Nor
folk eighteen years ago , went into the
railway mall service on the main Hoe
of the Union Pacific railroad , running
between Omaha and Cheyenne. Then
ho went to Ogden , Utah , as chief clerk
In the railway mall service. In 1897
ho was transferred to Portland and In
1899 became assistant superintendent
of the Pacific coast division. In 1900
the postmaster general tendered the
appointment to Mr. Cotterman and fi
nally succeeded In persuading him to
take the position , of director of the
posts in the new country In the far
east.
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy Acts on
Nature's Plan.
The most successful medicines are
those that aid nature. Chamberlain's
.Cough Remedy nets on this plan.
Take it when you have a hold and It
will allay the cough , relieve the lungs ,
aid expectoration , open the secretions
and aid nature m restoring the sys
tem to a healthy condition. It Is fa
mous for Us cures over a largo part
of the civilized world. Thousands
have testified to its superior excel
lence. It counteracts any tendency of
a cold to result in pneumonia. For
sale by Leonard the druggist