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FIRST AMERICAN ADMIRAL 18
GIVEN TRIUUTE ,
TWO COUNTRIES CEMENT TIES
France and the United States Join In
the Official Transfer of the Admiral's
Body to Hla Countrymen of n Suc
Pnrln , July -Another Unit In the
elmln of friendship binding together
the grout republics of the now nml
old worlds was forged tmliiy when of-
llclal Franco nulled with roproBonln-
lives of the United States In paying
respect to the memory of Iho great
American mtinlrnl , Paul Jones. The
program of ceremonies accompanying
the transfer of the nilmlrnl'n romiilns
to the cnntndy of the American tmvnl
authorities for convcynnro to the
United States occupied Iho Rrontor
pnrt of the dny and attracted unlim
ited ntlcnllon lu the French capital.
An American naval escort of more
tlmn flvo hundred oIllcorH mid men
from the American squadron at Cher
bourg arrived In Paris by special train
at an early hour this morning. The
visitors were met at the Invnllilea
railroad station by a di'lachment of
French troopa , who acted as osoort to
the bnrrnekB of the military school ,
which tlie government placed nt the
disposal of the United States pallors
antl marines. This afternoon Admiral
Slgsbeo , his staff and the entlro imval
contingent proceeded to the American
church , on the Avonno do 1'Alinn ,
whore the ceremonies of the delivery
of Admiral Paul .lones' bedy to the
representatives of various patriotic
The body lay In state In the chnn-
col of the church , the casket bolus
covered with the national lings of the
United States and Franco and a num
ber of handsome floral emblems. Gen
eral Horace Porter , former ambassad
or to Franco and as custodian of the
body , the recovery of which was duo
entirely to his efforts , mailo n brief
address previous to turning over Uio
body to Francis n. Loomls , the npo-
clal representative of the United
States government , lie Inter In turn
commissioned Hear Admiral Slgabco ,
commander of the American escortIng -
Ing squadron , to transport the body to
the United States. A salitfo was fired
ns eight American marines shouldoiod
the collln and carried It to an artII-
lory caisson , on which It was publicly
convoyed to the Haplnnndo of the In-
valldos. The route of ( lie procession
wns through the Champs Klyseos and
across the Alexander bridge , halting
before the tomb of Napoleon. Houses
all along the route displayed the
American colors ami the sidewalks
were thronged with sightseers who
stood with bared heads as the pro
Arriving before the tomb of Napol
eon Jho collln was deposited on n high
catafalque , surrounded by ( lags and j
Mowers , and an entlro division of
French troops passed In review before
the body. After rendering military
honors to the dead the body waa
placed lu an open railway car , guard
ed by a French and American escort
Ten o'clock tonight Is the hour flxoil
Tor the departure of the funeral car
for Cherbourg. Arriving there the
body will bo transferred to the flag
ship Brooklyn with appropriate _ coro-
. 18,000 , ENDEAY1RERS GATHER
Intcrratlonal Convention Formally
Opened at Baltimore.
Baltimore , Jul > > . Thu twenty-sec
end Iiite.rnntU.uni Christian ICndeavor
convention was foimnlly opened In
Armoiy hall , with about 18,000 dele
gates present and nearly all of the
10,000 beats in iho vnst auditorium oc
cupied. In the absence of President
Francis K. Clark , who la detained at
homo by Illness , Uov. Howard B.
Grease of New York presided. Treas
urer Shaw of the United society read
u letter from President Roosevelt. In
which the latter expressed1 regret at
not being able to addresa the conven
tion , but sent greetings , closing with
the following words : "To make bet
ter citizens , to lift up the standard of
American manhood and womanhood Is
to do the greatest service to tha coun
try. The Mablllty of this government
depends upon the individual character
of Its citizenship. No more Important
work can bo done to tha caua * of
Christianity , as well as to our national
llfo and greatness. "
After singing tha doxolory by the
Croat audience and & prayer by the
Rev. Dr. Floyd Thompson of Philadel
phia , there were devotional xarolies ,
Including a brief memorial service for
the late Secretary of State John Hay.
and the Christian Endeavor rally
song was sung by the chorui as a
welcome to the visitors.
All the old officers were re-elected.
Knockout Blow Proves Fatal.
Aberdeen , Wash. . July 0 Fred
Ross , who waa knocked out by Jac k
Donnelly la the sixteenth round of n
prl/e light on Monday nlgnt , IB dead
His neck was dislocated and a blood
clot gathered on the brain Donnelly
la from St. Louis and Ross from Dn
ver. The coroner has or ItroJ the ar
rest of Donnelly
GREER , MILLS & CO.
View of Live Stock Markets at South
Omaha , C. A. Mallory , Mgr.
South Omaha , July 5. The advance
In the catllo tnnrUct Mi.ndm , together
with ( he hotitlity and Hit ili.-.lru on
the part of the fn.Kr. to uu'.ud ,
tiu cil Inrn i.ni'plu i turywluii' ' liv
da\ and a rood t-h.irp of Hitndxnnro
Hlrlclly ehnlpp eallle lire ncnrco and
wo think will continue no through the
year , but the olhor grade * belun morn
plentiful , cauncii n wider rntm * In
prlcen. We look for liberal receipt"
right along , and , while price * for fat
cattle will doubt loan hold fairly well
this month , wo still advise nhlpplng
anything Mint will compete with the
range trade , especially butcherH * Htoc.lt.
HtOckoi-H and feeders nro selling nt
Iho recent decline and may not change
much In the near future , hut wo look
for lower prices later unless the corn
market Hhould rule considerably low
Hogs. The favorable market and
Iho cool , wet weather , caused liberal
receipts of hogs , also , nnd while the
demand continues good , the market
ruled H'/jUfT'C ' lower , with the hulk
soiling , $ r .25fn.iO. ( : Light hogs are
still selling best , but the range In
prices Is very narrow. The provision
market ruled weak and a 111 Ho lower ,
hut the pnckorH have the Blocks of
provisions , and as the best consuming
months are July , August and Septem
ber , wo look for a steady or lltllo bet
tor market later on.
\\'o look for liberal recelptH at the
weslern markets right along , as the1
corn situation and present prices forj
hogs will cause n free movement , but
wo don't look- for anything Hko a
fnmlne , and don't bollevo In discountIng -
Ing the future , but wo continue to ad
vise operating regularly and shipping
whenever hogs tire ready.
Sheep and lambs tire noting nt the
high point of Iho season.
llroor , Mills & Co.
Epworth League nt Denver.
Denver , July C. Dclcgatlona of mem
bers of Iho Upworlh league from .Min
nesotaVlHconsln , IIUuoU. Iowa. Kmi-
HUH , Nebraska and South Uukotn to at-
torn ! ( lie seventh Intermit tonal conven
tion have arrlvml. The extreme rant
cm nnd Pacific const delegations urn
due today and when nil have arrived
It Is predicted that at leant 25.000
visitors will bu In th city. The con
vention opens today In thron dlvUlonn ,
held In as many dlftcrNnt Imlln.
Woman SuffraglatB Adjourn.
Poitland , Ore. , July 0. The Na
tional Woman's Suffragu association
convention ended last night. Many
resolutions and reports wuro consid
ered. Mrs Flornnco Kelly , In her 10-
port on "Industrial Problems Affecting
\Vomon and Children , " made the
strong point that the weakness of the
suffrage movement has boon that it
has not onllcteil the active support of
the worklimninn and urged that the
two ureat forces Julu hanila.
General Aniasn Cobb Dead.
I.os Angrlea , July G.- General
Amasa Cobb. brigadier general of vol
unteers during the civil war. veteran
of the Mexican war , av-congresaman
and cvjusllco of Hie supreme court
of Nebraska , died here , aged novonlv-
two years. Cobb was a personal friend
of President Lincoln. His body will
be rnuiovod to Nebraska for Inter
High Dive Breaks Boy's Nack.
Monticollti. in. , July 1. Harry Kgtin ,
fourteen years old , broke his neck by
striking iln ; river bottom while dlvins.
Ho and oth r boys were diving from
Hi * railings of a bridge about thirty
feet hlch. He Jumped too far out tind
struck sund bar. Duath was In-
Bonaparte Takes Onth of Office.
Washington , July 1. This morning
Charles J. Uonapnrtc of HnlHmoro
took the oath of nlllco as Secretary of
the Navy Pitul Morton's successor and
assumed the duties dovolviui ; upon the
civilian head of thn navy. Mr. Mor
ton left for New York to take up his
permanent residence. Mr. Hnanpuno
announced that U. C. ( Ituiss , who lias
boon confidential rle.rk to Mr. Moiion.
vould bo his private secretary.
Kills Husband nnd Self.
Portland , Ore. , July 5. Mrs. Ger
trude Hodgson shot and killed her hus
band , Thomas Hodgson , nnd then
killed herself. The tragedy took plnco
nt Twelfth nnd Northup street. The
couple were walking along the street
the wife pleading with her bnsbann
As they approached the Hotel North
ern the woman drew a revplver and
fired nt her husband , who fell dead
She then shot herself. Jealousy was
Trolley Cars Collide.
Cedar Rapids , la. , July 15. Through
misunderstanding of orders , two In
term-ban tiulley cars collided head-on
on n curve near Swlshor , twelve
miles south of this city. The Injured ;
Motorman Harry lloll , both legs
broken , badly cut and Internally In
Jured , may die- ; Anton Elevoe of lown
City , both feet crushed , Injured about
the head ; fifteen others received mm
or Injuries. Uoth car * were telescopot
Poisons His Two Boys.
Doylcstown , Pa. , July 5. After bo
IIIK subjected to n severe examination
by detectives. Gustavo A. Closson o
Morrisvlllc. Pa. , has confessed that
he poisoned one of his sons and at
tempted to kill the other In the same
manner. Chisnon was a flagman at a
railroad crossing at Tullytown and is
about sixty years old. He poisonei
the hoys because they wore not vorj
bright and tlu-re was no chance tha
they would over bo of any use to him
The man who wants a man and the
man ho wants may get acquainted
through NOVTB want
'DISTIHCT ' TREASURY HAS SOME
CASH ON HAND.
SOME REPAIRS ARE NEEDED
Is IB Expected That the Repairs Will
be Mnde nnd Finances Perfect In
Another Year More Than Enough
to P.iy all Warrants.
The report of the finances of the
school district of Norfolk for the fis
cal year ending Juno HO , shows that
( he treasury IB In belter condition
Hum It has been for a decndo. Not
ouly nro obligations being met with
( null payments and Interest Is being
saved to the tax payers , but there IB
t'jiHli on hand to meet current expens
es for some tlmo to come. The only
largo Immediate expense that will fallen
on Iho district will bo the replacing
or repairing of the furnace of the high
school In readiness for the opening
of the school term In September. Per
manent rotnent walks are nlso to bo
made tit tbo high school and other re
pairs nnd Improvements will undoubt
edly be Inaugurated , for the district
haw been waiting many years with
needed repairs until snino of the debt
had been removed. It In expected ,
however , that everything needed will
be done without running Into debt
more than can be paid out during the
coming .year. The following Is the
Rinloment of the financed of the dis
"Report of receipts and disburse- '
iients of the school district of Nor-
oik. Nob. , for tbo fiscal year begin-
ilng July 1 , 1001 , and ending Juno 30 ,
Inlnnco cash on band July 1 ,
inoi $ 2.117.33
lecelved from county trea
surer , taxes 115-IEiR.flO
lecolved from county trea
surer , state apportionment 2-ir > 2.-in
lecolved from county trea
surer , adjunct school fund 117.00
lecelved from police Judge
lecolved from saloon licens
Received from book fines. . 3fi.41
lecelved from school enter
leeolved from house rent. . . GS.OO
lecolvod from Insurance . . 21.50
lecelved from non-resident
Totnl ? 25,020.7G
Superintendent's nnd tench-
ors' salaries $12,011.59
Onicera' and Janitors' sal
Supplies , 436.30
lopalrs 1,33:1.31 :
"Vnmis enumerator 00.00
romium treasurer's bond. . . 28.00
Electric light 22.15
ommoncemont expenses . . 54.25
nt crest on warrants 490.75
Unpaid outstanding war
rants Juno 30 , 1905 $ 517.50
llalnuco cash In general fund
Juno 30. 1005 1.833.03
H. C. Mat nut , Secretary.
h Sessions was a Plerco visitor yes
13 C. Durns of Snrlbncr wan a town
vtnllor over night.
Jas. CSildea and D. 0. Uryunt went
to West Point this morning.
Mr. and Mrs. G. F. Durltiud and fam
ily of Plalnvlew are visiting relatives
in the city.
Miss Hlauch Morr of Wayne Is vis
iting relatives and friends In Norfolk
and taking in Iho carnival.
Dr. and Mm. C. A. Mclvlm are in
the city for u visit with relatives be-
fjire going to Lincoln lo live.
Mr. and Mrs. l ttrau of lies Molncs ,
Iowa , who are guests at the home ol
W. J. NVeatherhoH at Hoskins. paid
n visit to Norfolk yesterday.
Mrs. 13. Tanner , Miss Nelda Hans
Staslu Severn and Mrs. It , Snyder ol
Battle Creek are visiting In the city
Frank Flynn has returned from n
trip to Omaha , Chicago and other
points. He has accepted a position at
the Fair store.
Judge Barnes went to Lincoln thlF
morning to attend the last Bitting ol
the supreme court before the summoi
Dr. P. H. Sailer returned last even
lug from Plalnvlow , where ho weul
during the night before by special
train to attend a serloun surgical case
P. P. Bell aud wife and Mrs. H. A
Pasownlk and children left today foi
Portland by way of San Francisco '
After doing the exposition they will
visit C. J. Chapman at Kureka. Cal.
Thomas Williams of Denver arrived 1
in the city last night to t.ike the po '
sltlon of Mr. Maloney , cutter at Hunr '
phroy's , during the absence of the
latter on a vacation. Mr. Malouey *
has gone to the lakes to visit with Ills
family for a mouth.
H. E. Owen returned to Omaha to >
A. M. Morrisooy of Valentine Is ID
H. E. Kelster of Lincoln IB lu the
T I ) , Preeco of Battle Creek was In
Thomua Wade | j In the city today
from Uattlo Creek.
H. W. Dnu > y \Vlnnetoon was In
Iho city over night.
Siiporlnlondonl C. If. Reynold * went
to Omnhn this morning.
F. S. Batloy and family of Carroll
are vlHltoru In thu city today.
\V. J. Woathorholt was a passenger
for Hullo yesterday nftornoon.
Mlas Prnvltz of Stanton visited nt
the homo of Mrs. Pllger on South Fifth
Btreol , over the Fourth.
Mrs. F. K , Knblk and won Corald
linve returned after a visit with Mrs.
Kuhlk's parents nt Wausn.
Misses Frances and Mary Collins of
Independence , town , nru visiting nt
the homo of their undo , P. Stafford.
T. K. Mat/on of Plntto county , who
has been visiting his son , Dr. Mat7.cn ,
the dentist , returned to his home to
Mrs. Andrew Teal and granddaugh
ter , Vorono Teal , loft on the noon
train for Missouri Vnlloy , lown , whore
they will visit friends.
Clayton Ira of Lynch was In town
this morning , taking In the Bights nnd
visiting his friend Win. Smith. Ho
left on the noon train for Scrlbnor.
Mrs. J. A. Sohllngor ertnrned to her
Homo In Clyde , Kansnu , this morning.
She wns accompanied by her mother
ind sister , Mrs. J. Allbery nnd Miss
Miss Ll/.xlo Zimmerman of Battle
Creek Is a guest nt the home of Mrs.
Pilger. She Is on her way to Cherry
country where aho has taken a sec-
Ion homestead and will reside.
A. W. Hntrlnglon of Danbnry , Iowa ,
i nephew of Judge ami Mrs. M. F.
Harrington of O'Neill , who has been
ooklng over the fertile soil of Nobrns-
< ; i , was In town this morning He Is
.veil pleased with Nebraska and will
irolmbly locate In Hoytl county.
A , J. Kocnlgstoln , who left hero
some weeks ago on account of his
lioalth , has decided to locate In Thorn
ton , Arkansas , aud engage In the real
estate business with his fathor-ln-law ,
Mr. Smith. Thornton Is n town of
500 people and ho likes It very much ,
ivhllo his health shows decided Im
Miss Bessie Horton of Stnnton Is n
nest nt the homo of Mr. and Mrs. C.
W. A. Rnnsch went to Stanton this
morning to be gone a few weeks ,
working with n , contractor.
One man on the street. Tuesday shot
tils shoo entirely off by the explosion
: > f a dynamite cane.
Mr. nnd Mrs. T. L. Tllden have ront-
? d the Doughty house on South Fourth
Uroet. Mrs. Tlltlon Is at present In
Des Molnes for a visit.
Judge S. W. Hayes has moved bis
justice of the peace oflice from the
city building to the building of Her
man Rrummund on South Fifth street.
The weather has permitted the re
sumption of the cement walk build
ing aud It will be hurried along with
ill speed to get It out of the way of
mother bad spell as much as possible.
Mr. Ludwlg Koonigsteln has en
rolled n. now music student on his
1st , a boy having arrived at his home
m North Seventh street this morning.
Hosts of friends will extend congrat
Coyote hunters who are not favored
Liy a bounty law in their own counties
arc now drawing on the state trea
sury for tholr pay , this being another
now law Hint has gene Into effect with
the first of July.
A dumb mnto walked Into a Nor
folk store yesterday and asked the
prlco of an article. When It waa written -
ton out for him bo replied , on paper ,
"You nio too stingy , " which the clerks
considered pretty plain language fern
n dumb mute.
The condition of H. L. Sp.iuldiug ,
who has been flick for months , nhov/3
no change over what has been for
the pnst wnerol weeks. ITo In no bet
ter nml no wonio , and bis friends hope
Hint by his unusinl persistence and
vitality he may bo able to wear the
disease out and recover bin ho > illh.
His sl.iler , Mrs. S. 0. Dean , han al
most recovered from her Into sickness
and In nhlo to be out.
A number of the men with the car
nival company , who nro running apln-
dlos on Hie slroel , were nt Bonesteol
List summer during the rush. One of
Hio spindle men saw the partner of
Kill English , the young sport killed nt
notioslecl , down at llcniimont , Texas ,
thin year. The wheel men are work
ing their way north lo the Winnipeg
falro. "Wo get more money out of a
Canadian fair In a week than wo do
hero In a your , " he said. "Tho dar
kies of the nouth arc easy mouoy , too , "
ho dechued . "Thoy like jewelry nm !
. right after cotton season wo get all
colors of coin from them. "
Frank LoiiBor of this city , who waB
homo from Stanton county to spend
tbp Fourth , gives some indication ol
i the prosperity of the farmers of north
Nebraska. Ho Is building for his
cousin , Frank Lonser , of Cedar Creek
precinct in Stnnton county , a hand-
some , up to-dato farm homo that will
cost at least ? 3,000. It will bo a flno
residence , nnd one of the best In the
neighborhood , but it is an indication
of what other fanners have done and
i are about to do In north Nebraska
The handsome and convenient farm
home , with its equipment of large
barns , spacious granaries and corn
cribs , and other conveniences is the
natural outgrowth of the prosperity
- they have known In the past several
years. Conditions are rapidly ap
preaching that of the older farmers
of the east with many advantages thai
they never will possess.
FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF TOPEKA -
KA IN HANDS OF BRADLEY ,
TOO LARGE LOANS TO DEVLIN
Millionaire Coal Operator Turns Over
Real Estate and Llfo Inaurance.
Dank Will Probably Pay Out Mrs.
Devlin Assigns Dower Interest.
Topokn , Knn. , July 5. J. T. Brad
ley of Sedan , roct-lvcr of the First
National bank , arrived in the city and
took charge of the bank. The otllcinls
of the bank tinned ovurythlut ; over to
Receiver Bradley , and he U making
an effort to get the bank'i affairs In
The only thing In the shape of In
formation about the bank comes front
the Devlin Inlurcats. Clifford Hlsted ,
attorney for C. J. Devlin , Bays the
estate la worth more than the Indebt
edness , and dial the bank can pay
out. C. S. Glued , head of the com
pany which baa taken over the Devlin
Interests , says that If there Is no
trouble in holding Iho property turned
over to the bank by Devlin , a full
settlement will be made.
A statement waa published to the
effect that Mr. Devlin owed other
banks In Topeka nearly $500,000. This
proves lo be greatly over-estimated.
Mr. Devlin's obligations to all the
other banks uf this city than the
First National do not aggregate na
much ns $100.000.
The men engaged in clearing up the
affairs of the First National bank
praise the participation of Mis C. J.
Devlin in her husband's affairs The
Insurance' policies which she assigned
for the benefit of the creditors were
entirely hers and might have been
hold for herself clear of all connec
tion with the bank. She has assigned
all her Insurance except that which
went to the children. The same Is
true of her dower Interest in $700,000
worth of real estate.
It Is not known Just how much
money will be needed to reorganize
tha Devlin interests. It is now thought
that something like $250,000 will bo
suftlclent. When the corporation was
first planned It was the Intention to
save the First National bank of To
peka. This would have taken much
more money than is necessary now.
Circumstances made It impossible to
do this and now It Is no longer neces-
aary to put up money for saving the
bank. It Is thought that the Devlin
property and the resources of tl-e bank
Itself will be sufficient to pay all obli
gations of the bank.
In brief , this Is the condition of the
bank : The obligations of the bank to
depositors amount to about $1,300,000.
Against these deposits there is the
property transferred and the other To-
peka real estate securities turned over
to the bank by Mr. Devlin , amounting
In all to $700,000. In addition , there
are the Insurance policies turned In
by Mr. Devlin , the actual cash value
of which Is stated at $200,000. The
assets of the bank , exclusive of the
Devlin property turned In , amount , to
$1,050,000. Of this there is Devlin
collateral , with a par value of $ GOO-
000. The other notes held by the
bank amount to $300,000. At the tlmo
the bank was closed there waa approx
imately $150,000 In cash on hand.
KANSAS WHEAT THE BEST.
It I.PHIIH < lie World , HH > H u Kiiropeun
"There In no wheat anywhere in the
world so good as Kansas wheat , " .said
John M. Turner , flour merchant of
Hamburg and London , who , with hU
business partner , S. Gruuer , recently
Journeyed to Kansas City to attend tlu
convention of thu National Millers' fed
eration , .says the Kansas City Star.
"Everywhere In Kurope , " Mr. Turner
continued , "American wheat stands
high in the estimation of the people ,
but Kiinsns leads the world. There's
nothing like it , no other wheat with HO
much gluten , so much inusi'lo. and
uerve building stuff In It. It bus be
come so popular on the continent ns
well as In Great Britain that Hour deal
ers have to carry It regardless of the
price or profit.
"All tbo wheat In Kussln IH grown or
controlled by the Jow.s. Fearing a
ukiisj from tli czar against exporting
the crop last year , they rnslictl It all
out of the fountry. The result was |
Denmark , Holland , Great Britain , Bui-
glum nnd Germany were blocked with
HilH.slaii wheat. It's poor stuff. They
don't clean It. You can find almost
everything In It rye , corn , oats , tacks ,
pieces of. wood , nails and other prop
erty that doesn't belong there. Euro
pean buyers have complained bitterly
against this Itussluu wheat. They
want American grain , American flour ,
nnd o wonderful market la being built
up fo > > It. American Hour In Uurllu to
day lu worth In American money about
? G.CO to $7 for a hundred kilos , which
Is ii20 pounds , in oilier words , we pay
for American Hour nearly the same
price you pay In Kansas City , plus
the freight. The freight rates , steamer
rates , change about every two hours ,
So keen Is the competition between
Btcnmer lines and railroads that the
rates are quoted for immediate accept
ance nnd die with the day. "
Amarlcaiv League Boston , 2 ; Wash
ington , 1. Cleveland. 2 ; Detroit , 0 ,
Philadelphia , 7 ; New York , 4. Nil/
tlonal Leaffii * N w York , 5) ) Brook
lyn , 8. Boston , 3 ; Philadelphia , T ,
PittaburK , 3 ; St. Louis , 3 , Waitorn
League Omaha , 6 ; Bloux OUr ,
Dai Molnea , 1J | St. Jose-ph , S.
Try our Now Yorlc buckwheat flour.
Feed store , Pacific block.
A friend of the home
A fee of the Truat
Compiles with the Pure Food Laws
of ell Stnten.
GALILEOS 1LV/-U A CAFE.
HIMV it I'liiniiiiN IIHIc I * llolnur IJen-
oralcit li > - lliilltin ( otintirrclullNiii.
For ccntiirleM a conspicuous object on
the beautiful hill of Arcell , above Flor
ence. In Italy , the famous " .Star tow
er" of Galileo , where the great astron
omer made many of his most Impor i
tant discoveries , is now practically de-
atroycd , says a Florence correspondent
of the Chicago Tribune. Commercial
enterprise la responsible. For aomo
mouths the picturesque structure has
been swathed In scaffolding while
workmen have been engaged lu raising
the quaint castellated tower by a
third of Its former height , piercing Its
walls with two new tiers of windows
and adding a loggia. When the work
Is completed the tower will bo used
for a cafe and restaurant.
"To the Anglo-Saxon race , " says one
writer , who has protested too late
again-t the destruction of the historic
monument , " ( Jnllleo's tower possessed
a s-peclnl interest , In that It was the
scene of the classic meeting between
John Milton and the great Italian as
tronomer. Indeed In the whole history
of science aud literature there Is no In
cident more picturesque or affecting
than this Introduction of tbo I'lirlfui
poet , young and vigorous , with M.s
br < < ! n teeming with conceptions for his
uilghty epic , to the Florentine sage ,
blind , old and persecuted for aillrmlng
the great truths of the solar system. "
Another placeof pilgrimage In Italy
which on entlmental grounds makes
a far stronger appeal than the "Star
tower" to popular Imagination , will
soon vanish entirely If something Is not
speedily done to preserve what remains
of It. This l.s the house In Verona
from the balcony of which Juliet cried :
"Oh , Romeo ! Wherefore art Uiou Ro
meo ? " 'The mansion IA crumbling to
ruins nnd on the point of collapse.
It Is probable that ouly the facade of
the building formed part of the original
structure. The arms of the house of
Capulut. however , still bravo tbo
weather over the entrance gate lu the
Interior court , and an Inscription placed
there reads , "This Is thu house of the
Cnpulets , from which sprang Juliet , for
whom so many poets have sung and
tender hearts have wept. "
Though shoal.4 of pilgrims have visit
ed the hhrlne consecrated to two Im
mortal lover. ? , the shrine Itself has
been put to strange uses. It has served
at various times as u cabman's lodging
ii-iittiiitiiiit- * tfilir\iiaa tf\i *
it * * n * trt \ \
carts and a farrier's shop.
THE APPOINTING POWER.
A Story of IrvHliI < * i > t Ornnt mid an
Oli tliiiitu Subordinate.
General Grant's generosity to bis
foes , his many private nml olllclal kind f
nesses to the widows and orphans of
Confederate soldiers , Is an old tale ,
but It bears repetition lu the fonn of
tin Incident which Helen D. Longstreet
gives In "Lee untl Lougstrect nt High
The widow of a Confederate ofllcer
applied to the postoflieo department to
bo appointed postmistress In u small
southern town. As she beard nothing
of her application , she went to Wash
ington to press It. SIio was unable to
move the authorities at the postolflco
department and was about to go homo
lu despair when a friend suggested that
It might be worth while for her to see
With much effort she summoned
courage and appeared at the White
House. The president received her In
a most friendly manner and after hear
ing her story took her application and
wrote a strong but brief Indorsement
on the back of It. She hurried In tri
umph to the postnllice department.
The olllclal to whom HIG ! presented
the application frowned and pondered
over It for some tlmo and then wrote
tinder the president's Indorsement ,
"This being a fourth class oltteo , the
president does not have the appointing
I power. "
| The application was bunded back to
her , and she went away In deep dlu-
tress and wan agnln preparing to re
turn home when another friend told
her by all means to tuko the paper back
to the president , so that ho might see
how bin Indorsement had been re
ceived. When the president read It
ho wrote under the last Indorsement ,
"While the presldont docs not have the
appointing power In this ofllcc , he hii
the appointment of the postmaster gen
eral , " nutl , minmionliig his secretary ,
President Grant directed him to ac
company the lady to the department
nnd In person deliver her application
to the postmaster general.
Rho received the commission before *
she left the olllce.
An old darky WIIH watching th
G. A. U. purade one Memorial dny ,
nnd was vociferously cheering the
band. I suppose you were through the
civil war , uncle ? " said n bystander.
"Kver' step of It , sub ! " "At the sur
render too ? " "Kver' step of it , sub ! "
"What did General Luc say to General
Grant ? " "Never said nuttlii' , sub ; des
chopped off Ills hnld an' went ou < "
O. R. MEREDITH , D.O
Office , Collon Black , 'Phone Olack 23.
Itcildencc 109 North TentU Street , Tbone 354
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