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WEDNESDAY. JUNE 2. 1897.
The old Tombs prison in New York
City is being torn down. It is said to
have given shelter to nearly all the not
ed criminals of the country.
Sekatob Mobgan thinks it possible
that Spain may declare war upon the
United States in order to give her an
honorable way out or the situation, by
surrended to the United States, thus not
acknowledging that the insurrectionists
are too strong for them.
Dr. Smith of Columbia, South Caro
lina, delivered an address at a church
meeting at Charlotte, North Carolina,
Wednesday, in which he summed up the
"new theology" in question and answer,
thus: "What is the chief end of God?
The chief end of God is to glorify man
and develop him fore-er."
Let all those who believe that tariff
legislation should le had without delay
write to Senators Thurston or Allen
stating their views in the matter. Don't
think that your individual influence
amounts to nothing. Public opinion is
the real governing force in this country,
and what is public opinion but the ag
gregate of individual opinion?
Gladstone says in reference to Ger-
many: "Xne union anu conwmuHuuu w
Germany was a great work, favorable,
we all expect and hope, to the peace of
Europe. There remains, however, some
thing more to be desired, namely, that
the government may cease to misrepre
sent the nation by its foreign policy in
support of tyranny and contempt of
humanity and justice."
The new treatment for lock-jaw was
applied to a patient named Edmund
RheinatSan Franciso. It consists of
injections of a tetanous anti-toxine after
a method similar to that of diph
theria. The disease in this case had
extended so as to affect almost the entire
nervous and muscular systems, but
within forty-eight hours after treatment
began, the patient began to improve,
and in a week was declared out of dan
ger. A Thursday evening dispatch to
London from Constantinople, said that
the Turkish government had given or
ders for the forwarding of thirty bat
talions from Syria for service on the
Servian and Bulgarian frontier, and that
six transports sailed the day before un
der sealed orders. A separate dispatch
stated that the grand vizier had shown
unexpected vigor as an advocate of an
exacting policy toward Greece. The
porte will not discuss conditions of
peace. And still another dispatch from
the correspondent of the Times at Sa-
lonicasays: "I have just arrived here
after passing through Larissa, Elassona
and Sarovitch en route. There is a
steady forward movement of reinforce
ments along all the roads. The force
under Edhem Pasha's command must
now be close on 200,000 men."
J. B. Bishop, a well known political
writer, has an interesting article in the
June Forum on "A New Form of Gov
ernment" "Boss" government, which
will be instructive reading to a great
many citizens of the United States, who
are better able to see a thing after their
attention is directed particularly towards
it than they are to discover it originall y
Mr. Bishop says the motto of this new
form of government is, "Vote and don't
talk;" and that the power rests upon
money and favors to come. Merit, or
long-time, faithful adherence to party
principles has no place in the "Boss"
system. The will and caprice of the
"Boss" is supreme, and not to be ques
tioned, and that, too, from start to finish.
Mr. Bishop's proposed remedy is com
bination. He says: "If we want honest
government, honest men must combine
and work to get it. They must do this
not in one election, but in every election.
The bosses have taken possession of
our nominating system, and through it
have established their despotisms, be
cause of the neglect of the duties of
citizenship by the great mass of the
people. These despotisms will continue
just as long as this neglect continues.
Railing at them, feeling ashamed of
them, getting despondent about the
future of popular government because
of them, will not disturb them a particle.
If we are too bnsy, or too indifferent,
or too lazy, or too unpatriotic to attend
to the business of government ourselves,
the bosses will attend to it for us in
their own way, and be mighty glad of
the opportunity. The responsibility for
it and the shame of it rest not upon
them, but upon us.
When the burden becomes intolerable
there will be an "uprising of the people
in their might and majesty"; and the
bosses, together with their system, will
be swept away. When this upheaval
will come, no man can say; but one
would think that it must be at hand.
It may be that an inscrutable Provi
dence is subjecting us to a period of
boss despotism in order that we may
perceive the advantage of popular gov
rnmeatand may exert ourselves suf-
ftdently to bring its restoration."
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PEPPER MUCH UNUSED
Harana Correspondent Enjoys
OALHOUV HOT HIS DTSPIRATIOH.
rtlaa By a Spanish Paper Tnnt tne
Waaalactoa Correspoadeat Is a Xoalh
f)Uc sf OMcials la Denied By Com
alassMr Calaoaaaad Ceasal Geasral
Lee Stat Secrets Not Dlvnlged.
Havana, June 1. W. J. Calhoon,
the United States commissioner who is
investigating the death in the prison at
Guanabacoa of Dr. Ricardo Ruiz, a
naturalized American citizen, was inter
viewed with reference to the article in
the Diaro De La Marina, making an in
direct attack upon the commissioner by
criticising articles which have have ap
peared in a Washington newspaper over
the signature of Mr. Pepper, who ac
companied Mr. Calhoun to Cuba. Mr.
"Mr. Pepper is in no way connected
with the commission. On the contrary,
he came to Havana on his own responsi
bility, as other correspondents have
come. No secrets of the commission
have been divulged, nor has any special
information been supplied to him which
was not obtainable by other correspon
dents. I suppose Mr. Pepper's inform
ation was gathered from special inform
ation or from hearsay."
G. W. Fishback, the secretary of Mr.
Calhoun, was also interviewed and ex
pressed opinions similar to those of the
General Fitzhugh Lee, the United
States consul general, disclaims exer
cising any influence over newspaper re
ports sent from Havana to the United
States and resents the insinuation of
the Diario de la Marina that resident
American correspondents draw their in
spiration from him. Mr. Pepper says
he is much amused by the attack of the
Diario de la Marina. He returned last
night from Gnanajay, where, accom
panied by Mr. Fishback, he had been
on a visit. He says his trip was highly
interesting. While returning to this
city the car in which he was traveling
was derailed by a railroad accident, but
all the passengers escaped without in
APPALACHIAN REGION SHAKEN.
Karthuaake Throughout Middle Atlantic
aad Soul hern States.
Washington, June 1. A distinct but
slight earthquake was experienced yes
terday throughout the middle Atlantic
and southern states. It is stated at the
weather bureau that the direction of the
wave was from south to north, but re
ports received from various sections are
conflicting. In some localities it is
stated the direction of the disturbance
was in an easterly to westerly direction,
but the records of the instruments here
probably are correct. The shock oc
curred as nearly as has been estimated
at 2 p. m. In some localities the time
is given as 1:38, and in others as late as
2:10 and its duration was less than a
minute. Far as c n be learned Savan
nah, Ga., was the furthest point south
at which the tremor was felt, while the
northern boundary of the wave was
Maryland. West it was felt as far as
Knoxville. Tenn. The disturbance
seems to have been most severe in the
Appalachian mountain region.
Riders Win In
Kansas City, June 1. The biggest
crowd that has assembled in Kansas
City for several months lined Troost
avenue yesterday afternoon to witness
the fifth annual road race over the
Waldo Park course, 10 miles. One
hundred and fourteen men started, and
although all the big towns of Missouri
and Kansas were represented, with two
entries from Omaha, local riders carried
off the heavy honors. The first time
i7a iiraa taken bv J. A. Conover of
Kansas City (scratch), in 27:29; John
Folz, Kansas City, was second, in
27:55; L. G. Reppell, Kansas City, was
third, in 25:56, and J. E. Weidner of
Louis, also a scratch man, was fourth,
in 27:57. Alex Laing, the St. Louis
crack, who was one of the five scratch
men, did not finish.
J. H. White, Kansas City, who was
allowed four and a half minutes by the
handicappers, won the first place prize;
Ed Laitner, Kansas City, 4:30, was sec
ond, and Emil Lichtin, Kansas City, 3
minutes, was third in place.
Two Factories Destroyed.
Wheeling, W. Va., June 1. A
special to the Intelligencer over the long
distance telephone tells of a disastrous
fire at Washington, Pa., shortly after
midnight. The entire works of the
Novelty Glass company, including two
factory buildings, were destroyed, in
volving a loss of $70,000, partially cov
ered by insurance. It was feared the
falling of the walls would cause the fire
to extend to a row of dwellings, but the
firemen did good work and the fire was
under control at 1:40 a. m. Seventy
five men are thrown out of employment.
To Rebuild Elnathan Hall.
Rock Island, Ills., June 1. In the
United Presbyteraian general assembly
the question of increasing the compen
sation to women medical missionaries
was referred back to be reported to the
next general assembly. The report on
the freedmen's mission was adopted,
including instructions to rebuild El
nathan Hall, Knoxville college. The
report on foreign missions was adopted,
carrying with it the appointment of two
new missionaries to Egypt and three to
Latoaia Starter Resigns.
Cincinnati, June 1. Williams, the
starter at the Latonia Jockey club, has
resigned and Colonel Jack Chiuu has
been appointed in his stead. Williams
was unsatisfactory to Secretary Ed
Hopper and the latter threatened to re
sign if Williams did not.
FLOWERS FOR SOLDIER
Imposing Ceremonies Are Held at the
Washington, June 1. Memorial day
was generally observed in Washington.
The .nate adjourned over for the day
and the house held only a 15-minute ses
sion. All the departments and the
business houses were closed and the
day was given up to patriotic observ
ance and tribntes to the heroic dead.
The bronze statues of the nation's he
roes on land and sea, in the government
reservations and parks, were shrouded
in the flags under which they fought.
At 10 o'clock there was an impressive
parade of the G. A. R. and other patri
otic organizations, which at 11 o'clock
broke np, the several posts holding
memorial exercises in the various ceme
teries. The most imposing ceremonies
were held at the national cemetery at
Arlington on the Virginia side of the
Potomac, opposite Washington, which
was, before the war, the beautiful es
tate of Robert E. Lee, the Confederate
This beautiful property had been sold
little over a century ago to John Al
exander for six hogsheads of
aad was inherited by Lee from John
Parke Curtis, the son of Martha Wash-
ngtootg her first fruband, who erred
as an aide on Washington's staff. It
was purchased by tbo government from
the Lee heirs in 188.1 for $150,000, after
having been held as a national cemetery
since the close of the war. Here bivouac
almost 35,000 of the nation's dead, 2,000
whose indentiry will never be known
being buried in a single grave.
Among the most famous heroes buried
beneath the spreading oaks and elms
are General Sheridan, the great cavalry
leader; Admiral Porter, the hero of
Mobile, Brigadier General Harney and
The exercises at Arlington were made
particularly memorable by the presence
of President McKinley. They began at
12 o'clock with a national salute of 21
guns from the light battery, Fourth
artillery, U. S. A. The beautiful cere
mony of strewing flowers on the graves
followed. Led by the Marine band, the
G. A. R. and other organizations which
had formed in front of the old Lee man
sion, marched to the tomb of the un
known dead, where the band played a
dirge while the graves were being dec
orated. NATIONAL REPUBLICAN LEAGUE.
.Call Issaed For Teuih National Conven
tion at Detroit July 13.
Cincinnati, June 1. President D. D.
Woodinansee and Secretary Major
Dowling have issued a call for the 10th
annual convention of the national Re
publican league at Detroit July 13.
Each state and territory in the league is
entitled to four delegates from each
congressional district and six delegates
The business of the convention in
cludes reports from retiring officers, the
election of officers, the designation of
the time and place for the next national
convention, consideration of amend
ments to the constitution and a discus
sion of plans for club work and organization.
There will be an evening mass meet
ing addressed by Republican leaders ou
This convention will be the 10th an
niversary of the formation of the Na
tional Republican league and will be
celebrated by a reception in honor of
the ex-presideuts of the league, all of
whom will be iu attendance.
Texan Help Flood Sufferers.
Austin. Tex., June l. Governor Cul
berson sent a message to the Texas leg
islature, calling the attention of that
body to the distressed condition of the
flood sufferers at El Paso and asked the
legislature to appropriate money to give
them assistance. He said the citizens
committee of El Paso only asked $5,000.
A bill was promptly introduced appro
priating that amount, which was passed
by both houses, so as to give immediate
Worden Must Hank.
Sacramento, Cal., June 1. Governor
Budd has decided not to interfere in the
death sentence of Walter D. Worden,
who was found guilty of wrecking a
train during the A. R. U. strike three
years ago, when Engineer Clark and
three United States soldiers were
Front Throughout Northwest.
St. Paul, June 1. Frost was gener
ally reported throughout the northwest
last night with scattered reports of suow
and a hard freeze. Considerable dam
age to vegetables and small fruits in
Medics Mret at Philadelphia.
Philadelphia, June 1. The annual
meeting of the Association of American
Medical Colleges opened at the Hotel
Walton, with an address by the Presi
dent, Dr. J. M. Bodine of Louisville.
SHELBY'S REMAINS INTERRED.
Body of the Late Confederate General Laid
In Final Resiles; Place.
Kansas City. June 1. A feature of
the memorial services in tuis city was
the interment of the remains of.the late
Confederate General Joe O. Shelby.
The body had reposed in a receiving
vault at Forest Hill cemetery since the
general's death last winter. The bear
ers of the casket were from the ranks of
General Shelby's command, and they
were attended by an imposing proces
sion of members of the ex-Confederate
ranks. Thirteen young women dressed
to represent the original colonies, and
48 little girls, representative of the
states and territories of the union led
the procession to the grave. An oration
was delivered by Colonel John C.
Mrs. McKinley Sends Flowers.
Canton. O., June 1. A member of
the Canton Women's Relief corps Mon
day morning received a box of roses,
lilies and other flowers from Mrs. Ida
McKinley. They were sent from Wash
ington for the purpose of being strewn
on the graves of soldiers at this place.
Judge Itlner Speaks at Cheyenne.
Cheyenne, Wyo., June 1. Decora,
tion day was observed here by a parade
and memorial services in the evening.
At the memorial services the principal
address was by Hon. John A. Riner,
United States judge for Wryoming.
Services at Porter's Tomb.
Washington, June 1. Special ser
vices were held yesterday over the tomb
of Admiral Porter, at which Admiral
JSlavin Lasts Two Minutes.
San Francisco, June 1. Frank
Slavan lasted just two minutes in his
fight with Joe Butler of Philadelphia
before the California Athletic club.
Honse Meets and Adjenrns.
Washington, June 1. The house
after a 15 minutes session Monday ad
journed over until today.
NEWS FROM THE WIRES.
A genuine gray eagle
was found in
Dallas county, Iowa.
Wolves are stealing young pigs in At
chison county, Missouri.
A corn famine prevails in Leslie and
Perry counties, Kentucky.
Bull snakes have become a great pest
in the vicinity of Oberliu, Kan.
An Ottawa.Kan.,boy who was struck
by lightning is shedding his skin.
William Dixon of Hot Springs, Ark.,
is under arrest for counterfeiting.
Twenty-two divorce cases were heard
in a day by a Fort Scott, Kan., judge.
Bryan, Tex., has passed an ordinance
prohibiting the practice of hypnotism.
A negro died at Lawrence, Kan.,
leaving $30,000 to divide among his
Harry Brinkman, aged 9, was killed
by wild hogs while hunting near Den
Editor Goodwin of Sedalia, Mo., gave
an excursion to St. Louis and cleared
$1,500 by the trip.
Texas produces one-third of the Amer
ican cotton crop and yet it has but three
The Texas legislature passed a special
bill appropriating $5,000 for the relief
of the flood sufferers.
George Mast, a reformed saloonkeeper
of Chillicothe, Mo., is now a successful
James Gorley of Hiawatha, Kan.,
served in the Crimean war in 185U-56
and was at the siege of Sebastopol.
The fifth annual convention of the
German Catholic union of Illinois is iu
session at Springfield.
S Onta 1?A ennniol T-lin VuMril1I7 rail
j road ofljgjgig ja,! from Florence to Em
poria, Kan., a distance of 44.7 miles in
MYSTERY CLEARED UP.
Money Located By Contents ot
a Dead Man's Note.
OBIME DRIVES A THIEF TO 8UI0LBE
Watchman Thomas or Omaha Keeps the
8ecret of His Theft Locked Within His
Own Breast For Two Tears Dies a Self
Confessed Thief By His Own Hand He
Had Spent $1,120 Ont or $6,000.
Omaha, June 1. The $6,000 United
States express office robbery has been
cleared up, and yesterday afternoon the
company regained nearly all of the
money. It was found as indicated by
Henry Thomas, night watchman at the
Pacific and United States express office,
in a note he left before committing
suicide Saturday night. There was
$6,000 taken and in the
package was '
found all the money except $ 1 , 1 20. The
letter, which led to the finding of the
money and which was found clutched
in the rigid hand of Thomas, read:
AsGodinlieavenis'v-u my mother I
found it in the wastf l-.p'r It is in the
first timber in the stable Leave my mother
alone I am insane God bles (This List
word is .scratched out.)
Mr. E. M. Morseman I done it when I
was drunk There everythig quite
give her some money that she can live as
long as she lives Thomas.
The money was found by Superin
tendent G. P. Stebbins of the Pacific
Express company. All day Sunday and
yesterday and up to the hour the lost
currency was found the old barn indi
cated by Thomas was guarded bylho
police. Sunday the building was care
fully searched, and yesterday morning
it was decided to tear the structure
down this morning.
After dinner several of the express
people thought they would again make
another careful search. They hunted
through everything on top of the
ground, when Mr. Stebbins saw a 2x4
joist standing up iu the northeast corner
of the building. He examined it and
tore it from its fastenings, it having
been securely nailed, to the wall. As
he lifted it up from the ground he saw
a piece of old oilcloth sticking out. The
cloth was pulled out and the money
found as dry and clean as the day it left
the express office. The scantling bad
been chislled out and the money pushed
up in the hole thus made.
The package was taken at once to tne
express office and the money counted.
There was $4,880 in the bundle, wuicn
V.n.n l.n rPhsxnoc Vinil new) ftl t(l I
The robbery occurred on the evening '
of July 10, 1895. The lost package
came from Lincolu. It reached the '
union depot in this city all right and
was safely transferred to the oliices or
the company. In the office it was sup
posed to be safely stowed away in a
safe. The next morning it was gone.
In its trip it passed through the hands
of a half dozen clerks. All were sus
pected and one was finally discharged.
Thomas at the time was night watch
man and was also suspected. Special
detectives were detailed to ferret out
the mystery, but no trace of the thief
was ever discovered.
New Company Organises,
Sioux City, la., June 1. At Dakota
City, Neb., the Missouri River and Los
Angeles Railway company was organ
ized, with 142,000,000 capital. Judge
A. V. Larimer of this city was chosen
president. Other incorporators are:
Hon. Francis McXulty, Donald McLean,
Robert Buchanan, Sioux City; Henry
Woods, Dakota City; E. B. Reynolds,
Jr., Wymore, Neb. The company pro
poses to build a road from the Missouri
river, presumably at Sioux City, to Los
Redskins Kill a Sheep Herder.
Helena, Mont,, June 1. Reports of
the killing of several men by the Chey
enne Indians at Lame Deer agency are
not verified. It is not believed anyone
was killed except a sheep herder named
Hoover, whose murder a week ago
caused all the excitement. Six com
panies of United States troops are at
the agency The Indians declare that
that they do not want to fight the sol
diers, but arc anxious to have a brush
with the white settlers and cowboys.
TcnHtMcs Road Hold.
Nashville, June 1. The Middle and
East Tennessee Central railroad, 11
miles long, extending from Roganna on
the Chertapeake and Nashville road to
Hartsville, was sold under decree of
court in Gallatin, Joseph & Brothers of
Cincinnati being the purchasers at $10,-
Journalist Is Appointed.
Lincoln, June 1. The appointment
of Adam McMullln, city editor of the
Lincoln Evening Call, to the place re
cently occupied by Captain Phelps
Paine in the house document room, has
been aunounced from Washington.
Woman Killed la a Runaway.
Cedar Rapids, June 1. Mrs. Robert
Tattle of Palo was thrown from a
wagon by a runaway team and the
wheels passed over her head, causing
injuries which resulted in her death.
Struthers Wins at Denver.
Denver, June 1. Alexander Struth
ers of Grand Junction, Colo., won the
annual t.'5-milo road race.
Smedley Leads at Chicago.
Chicago, June 1. W. D. Smedley of
the Calumet Cycling club won the Chi
cago road race.
RicHMOND.-Tnd., June 1. Bishop Dil
lon of Dayton, O., presided over today's
session of the United Brethren quad
rennihl conference at Dublin, Ind. The
publishing bouse report shows assets of
$9,360 in excess of those of four years
ago. The committee on education
recommended the new college at Hunt
ington, Ind., be called the Central col
lege, and that a theological department
be opened soon. This college is worth
$75,000, all gifts.
LAYING A BOLD GAME.
Germany Trying to Force thf
Czar to Declare Himself.
RUSSIA NEGOTIATED P0B A POET.
Also Rnmoretl That She Will Pemand the
Exclusive Privilege of Free Passage For
Her Fleets Through the Bosphorns and
the Dardanelles An Kngllshnaa De
nounces the United States Senate.
London, June l. The correspondent
of The Standard at Constantinople says
that the prevalent opinion there is that
Germany is playing a bold game iu
order to force Russia to declare openly
for or against Turkey.
According to a dispatch to the Daily
News from Odessa, there is a revival of
the report that Russia is negotiating
with Turkey to get a port in the Medi
terranean. It is also rumored that when
peace between Greece and Turkey is
concluded Russia will demand the ex
clusive privilege of free passages for her
fleet through the Bosphorns and the
The correspondent of The Standard at
Athens, says: "The Greeks are greatly
encouraged, by the rumors thai a navy
contractor named Kolla has received an
order to provision the British fleet of 40
men-of-war to be concentrated at Pha
lerum." The Athens correspondent of The
Times in a dispatch urges the powers to
make a speedy and firm statement as to
the Cretan difficulty and to inssist upon
Turkish evacuation, after which, he
says, the Cretan chiefs would be willing
to accept autonomy. If on the contrary
Turkey is allowed to send more troops
to Crete there will be a renewal of the
horrors of 18G6-1868.
Denounce United States Senate.
London, June 1. At the annual
meeting of the International Arbitra
tion and Peace association of London,
held here today, Moncnre D. Conway,
minister of the South Place Ethical so
ciety, denounced the United States sen;
ate for its rejection of the arbitration
treaty and characterized it as a "rotten
borough body" and an "anti-Republican
relic" He said the United States
would become a happy nation when
that nonrepreseutative body was finally
Burse Loses On a Foul.
London. June 1. At the National
Sporting club the 20-round match for
800 between Dick Burge and Tom
Causer was brought off before a large
crowd. Burge was a warm favorito.
He made some clever points during the
first five rounds, but in the sixth he
was cautioned twice for hitting too low.
and in the seventh was disqualified for a
Csar Attends Requiem Mass.
St. Peteksburg, June 1. The czar
and czarina attended a requiem mass at
the imperial church of the Peterhoff, in
memory of the victims of the terrible
panic of May 30, 1896, on the Khodin
sky plain, Moscow at the time of tbo
festivities attending the coronation of
his majesty when several thousand
people were crushed to death.
Americans Attend Prince's Levee.
London, June 1. The United States
Ambassador Colonel John Hay and the
staff of the United States embassy at
tended the levee which the Prince of
Wales held at St. James palace.
AN EAGLE FOOLED.
Carried a Decoy Buck Far Up Into the
Air Before Seela His Mistake.
My reputation for veracity amoug
my fellow sportsmen has been seriously
not entirely destroyed, by
my iusistiug upon the truth of the fol-
lowing experience that befeli mo ono
Thanksgiving day: My boy of 15 and
myself were indulging in a few days'
outing at a little clubhouse on tho Po
tomac a short distance below old Guu
ston Hall. The weather was flue in
fact, too fine for our purposes, as we
were after ducks. Early in the morning
we put out, off the old historic Hallow
ing point, dear to many duck hunters,
about 40 new wooden decoys, as hand
some as I ever saw, and then took our
positions in the blind, full of those feel
ings of exhilaration and expectancy
which all true sportsmen are bound to
feel in some degree, even when all fa
vorable conditions for sport are dead
After a few hours' waiting in eanio a
bird, which my boy knocked down pret
tily and with much enthusiasm re
trieved, but which proved to his dis
gust to be nothing but an old merganser,
or sawbill, known in these parts as a
"fisherman," a bird, I need hardly add,
of large size and of beautiful plumage,
but absolutely unfit for the table.
The incident over, we waited and
waited, with no results, until finally,
leaving the decoys in position, we went
back to the clubhouse, prepared and ate
a luncheon and then took a stroll back
into the woods and fields on a tour of
inspection, when, finding our heavy
clothes rather oppressive under the 6ou's
rays, we concluded to return to the
blind, where we were sure to find it
more comfortable Lecause of the light
breeze that was coming over the water.
On arriving at the blind we noticeu
that one of the decoys was positioned
some 25 or 30 yards from the others.
My first thought was that it was adrift,
and I was about putting out iu the skiff
to recover it when I noticed that it did
not change its position, although the
tide was running quite briskly. Could
it have floated off and become again
caught? Could it have dragged its an
chor that long distunco while the others
remained undisturbed? These and other
theories were being discussed by us
When suddenly over our heads from be
hind there passed a dark shadow, which
on our lookiug up proved to be made by
a large eagle, and aa we gazed upon
him he sailed out over the straggler de
coy about which we had been solicitous,
poised himself for an instant and then
settled down suddenly, and with out
stretched talons grasped the poor, help
less wooden thing and rose with it un
til the leaden anchor showed at the sur
face of the water, when for some rea
son, perhaps because of the discovery
of his mistake or because of the sudden
and unexpected increase in tho weight
of his burden, this king of birds dropped
his quarry into tho water with a splash
and scuttled across the river as though
to keep a suddenly remembered appoint
mentWashington Letter in Forest
and Stream. ,
THE PERSIAN GULF.
Maturat Phenomena Which to tho TJa
traveled Might Appear Incredible,
In his address as president of tho
British Institution of Electrical Engi
neers Sir Henry Mance said it was in
connection with the cable to India, by
way of tbo Persian gulf, tbat his asso
ciation wltn tne suuraanne veiegrupu
commenced. In the Persian gulf one oc
casionally witnessed natural phenomena
which, to the nntraveled, might appear
incredible. In the midst of the moun
tains near Mussendom hebad seen dnring
a thunderstorm such displays of light
ning as baffled description. He had, at
sertain seasons of the year, observed the
water in the bay which was large
enough to hold all the fleets of the
world present exactly the appearance
of blood. Not many miles from Mussen
dom he had witnessed mysterious firo
circles flitting over the surface of the
sea at a speed of 100 miles an hour, a
phenomenon which no one had yet been
able to explain.
While steaming along the coast of
Baluchistan he had been called from
his cabin at night to observe the more
common phenomenon pf a milky sea,
the water for miles around being sin
gularly white and luminous. In the
same locality tho sea was, for short pe
riods, as if putrid, the fish being de
stroyed in myriads, so that to prevent
9 pestilence measures had to be taken
to bury those cast up on the beach. This
phenomenon was doubtless due to the
outbreak of a submarine volcano and
the liberation of sulphurated hydrogen.
In. these waters jellyfib were as large
as footballs, and sea snakes of brilliant
hue were met with in great numbers.
On one occasion a swarm of sea snakes
forced their way up one of the creeks
in Karachi harbor, apparently for the
purpose of having a battle royal, for the
ground between high and low water
mark was thickly covered with their
bodies in positions which betokened a
deadly struggle. -r-Boston Transcript
FOOD THAT MAN NEEDS.
A Wise Caanhlnatlnn Necessary to Keep
the Body In Order.
"As in the daily wear and tear of
life a great deal of the substance of a
man's body is used up, it is absolutely
necessary that the repair to the body be
carefully and systematically looked aft
er." writes Mrs. S. T. Borer in The
Ladies' Home Journal "Then, too,
man must create heat and force, accord
ing to the climate in which be lives and
the occupation he follows. A wise com
bination of food is, therefore, necessary
to keep the body in working order. In
cold weather we need a larger amount
of carbonaceous foods fats, sugars and
starches than we do in summer. In
the hot climates and during the hot
months fruit and green vegetables, con
taining the salts necessary to keep the
blood in good condition, should be used
"According to our method of living
in this country, we should tain about
two parts of repair food such as meat,
eggs, milk, cheese, or, in the vegetable
kingdom, the old peas, beans and lentils
to three parts of carbonaceous food
such as white bread, potatoes, rice, but
ter, cream and fats of all kinds. Then
we must have a certain amount of bulky
or watery vegetables, such as lettuce,
spinach, cabbage, onions and also the
fruits. In making out a daily ration we
should have at the beginning of the
meal some light dish that may be taken
slowly, to prepare the stomach for the
food that is to follow, then a meat or
its equivalent. With beef we should
serve potatoes; with mutton, rice. With
chickens, either rice or potatoes."
Products of the Peanat.
In Eurooe this nut has various uses
which are only beginning to be recog
nized in this country, the first recogni
tion being that of a Virginia company
which handles the peanut products. The
principal products are peanut oil for
cooking and table purposes and confec
tioner' use, peanut cribble for confec
tionery, peanut grits for soap, etc., pea
nut flour for baking and peanut bran
for stock feed. Tho oil is highly valued
in Europe, and it is stated that fully
$5,000,000 worth of peanuts are brought
into Marseilles annually for the manu
facture of oil, which is used in toilet
soaps and for other purposes. The pea
nut flour is quite extensively used iu
Europe and is made into bread, cakes,
biscuit, etc. It is one of tho favorite ar
ticles of food in the hospitals of Ger
many. The estimated product of five
tons of peanut:) amounts to 235 gallons
of refined oil, at $1 per gallon; 175 gal
lons of crude oil, at 50 cents; 3,680
pounds of flour and meal, at 2 cents per
pound; 3,300 pounds of stock feed, at
60 cents per hundred pounds, making
$415.00 iu all. Iu the mechanical han
dling of peanuts they are first crushed
and cut between suitable rollers. Then
the cut. and crushed mass is submitted
to a hot bath for separating the shells
and kernels and finally the kernels are
dried to separate them from their skins.
Jatnes T. Fields as Editor.
In 1859 The Atlantic Monthly passed
into the hands of Tickuor & Fields, the
junior publisher becoming finally its
editor. It was a change of much impor
tance to all its contributors and greatly
affected my own literary life. Lowell
bad been, of course, an appreciative
and a sympathetic editor, yet Fields had
the advantage over Lowell of being both
editor and publisher, so that he had a
free hand as to paying for articles. The
prices then paid were lower than now,
but were raised steadily, and ho first in
troduced the practice of paying for each
manuscript ou acceptance. He bad a
virtue which I have never known in
any other editor or publisher that of
volunteering to advance money ou pro
spective article, yet to be written, and
he did this uiore thau ouco to me. I
have also known him to increase the
amount paid on finding that an author
particularly needed the money, especial
ly if it were the case of a woman. His
sympathy with struggling women was
always very great, and I think he was
the only one in the early Atlantic circle,
except Whittier and myself with Em
ersou also, latterly who favored wom
With all his desire to create a staff
Fields was always eagerly looking out
for new talent and was ever prompt to
counsel and encourage. He liked, of
course to know eminent men, and his
geese were apt to be swans, yet he was
able to discriminate. He organized Dick
ens' readings, for instance, and went to
every one of them, yet confessed frank
ly tbat their pathos was a failure; that
Little Nell was unreal, and Paul Doni
bey a tiresome creature whose death
was a relief. Fields was really a keen
judge of character and had his own
fearless standards. I once asked him
Which ho liked the better personally,
Thackeray or Dickens, and ho replied,
after a moment's reflection, "Dickens,
because Thackeray enjoyed telling ques
tionable storie.--, a thing which Dickens
never dij." Colonel T- V- Higginson
Thrifty to the Last.
An old Lancashire miller, noted for
his keenness in matters financial, was
once in a boat trying his best to get
across tho stream which drove his mill.
The stream was flooded, and he was
taken past the point at which he want
ed to land, while, farther on, misfortune
still fnrther overtook him, to tho extent
tbat the boat got upset His wife, real
izing the danger he was in, ran frau
tically along the tide of the stream, cry
ing for help in a pitiful voice, when, to
her sheer amazement, she was suddenly
brought to a standstill by her husband
yelling out, MJf I'm drowned, Molly,
dunnot forget that flour's gone up 2
shillin a sack. "London Globe
he You think, then, tbat a man
gets his punishment in this wprld?
He Yes, indeed. For example, take
mv own case. I have to spend part of
the year in Philadelphia. Twinkles.
The brain of an idiot contains much
less phosphorous than that of a person
of average mental powers.
Xaliansl Edaratioaal Association MVetiag.
For the meeting of the National edu
cational association at Buffalo in 1896
the excellent service given by the Union
Pacific was commented on by all those
who had the pleasure of using that line.
This year onr educational friends meet
in Milwaukee, Wis., July G to 9, and
members of tho rs3ociation and others
from points west of the Missouri river,
should by all means take the Union
The service of the Union Pacific via
Omaha or Kansas City is the very best.
The equipment consists of handsome day
coaches, chair cars, Pullman buffet and
drawing room sleepers, dining cars and
buffet smoking and library cars. Fewer
changes than via any other line. One
fare, plus 82.30 for the round trip will
be the rate from all points west of the
Missouri river for this meeting. For il
lustrated matter, folders, etc., call on or
write, J. B. Meagher. 19may6t
BECHER, JM1I & CO.,
Farm Loans, Real Estate
To Chicago aad the East.
Passengers going east for business, will
naturally gravitate to Chicago as the
great commercial center. Passengers
re-visiting friends or relatives in the
eastern states always desire to "take in"
Chicago en route. AU classes of passen
gers will find that the "Short Line" of
ho Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Rail
way, via Omaha and Council Bluffs,
affords excellent facilities to reach their
destinations in a manner that will be
sure to give the utmost satisfaction.
A reference to the time tables will in
dicate the route to be chosen, and, by
asking any principal agent west of the
Missouri river for a ticket over the
Chicago, Council Bluffs .v Omaha Short
Line of the Chicago, Milwaukee .v St.
Paul Railway, yon will be cheerfully
furnished with the. proper passport via
Omaha and Chicago. Please note tbat
all of the "Short Lino" trains arrive in
Chicago in ample time to connect with
the express trainsof all the great through
car lines to the principal eastern cities.
For additional particulars, time tables,
maps, etc., please call on or address F.
A. Nash. General Agent, Omaha. Neb.
To California, Comfortably.
Every Thursday afternoon, a tourist
Bleeping car for Salt Lake City. San
Francisco and Los Angeles leaves Oma
ha and Lincoln via the Burlington
It is carpeted; unhoistered in rattan;
has spring seats and backs and is pro
vided with curtains, bodding, towels,
soap, etc. An experienced excursion
conductor and a uniformed Pullman
porter accompany it through to the Pa-
While neither so expensively finished
nor so fine to look at as a palace sleeper,
it is just as good to ride in. Second-
class tickets are accepted for passage
and the price of a berth, wide enough
anil big enough for two, is tinly $T.
For folder giving full particulars, call
at nearest Burlington' ticket office, or
write to J. Francis, G. P. A., Burlington
Route, Omaha, Neb. 22dec
Fine job work done at The Jouknai.
I.KS8 THAN HALF KATKS TO SAN
Jane 29 to July 3, via the KarliaKtoa Koate.
See Nearest B. M.K. K. Ticket Agent. St
Suficring Humanity !
To am. Suffekebh: I write this for
the benefit similar sufferers may derive
from it, unsolicited and out of pure
sympathy to those poor mortals who
may be afflicted with tbat dread disease
In September of 1887 the disease
known by the medical fraternity as
lupuseretbeuiustosus first made its ap
pearance on my face and soon spread
across the nose and over a greater part
of the face, causing unsightly sores.
After nearly ten years of constant doc
toring with many noted physicians and
deriving temporary benefit at times, my
svstem at last reached a stage of com
plete collapse, and I was Hat on my back
with no rav of hope. At this stage I
was recommended to try Dr. Lieber of
Omaha; alter an examination ne saiu ue
could enre me. As a drowning person
grasping at a straw I entered bis private
hospital, and in a short space of time I
was able to leave the hospital a well
woman. My face is now clear and shows
but little sign of the dread disease.
While in the hospital there were also
removed from my body seven cancers,
and tbat withont the use or the knife.
The medical fraternity scoff at the idea
of cancers beinir removed without the
knife. Bnt I am a living proof that it
can be and is done by Dr. Lieber. To
all those poor mortals who have given
np the battle against this dread disease,
I 8av don't despair, but consult with the
ilrwtnr. I make this statement out of
pure sympathy for similar sufferers, and
will be glad to see or answer any in
quiries in regard to my case.
MRS. F. E. ROWE,
2330 N. 10th Street, Omaha, Nebraska.
AdTertiaements under this head five cents a
WM.HC111LTZ makes boots and shoes in the
best styles, and uses only the Terr beat
stock that can be procured in the market. 32.tr
In the district conrt of Platte county. Nebr&Hka,
in the matter of the estate of Daniel Schucker,
This cause came on for hearinic upon the peti
tion of Walter G. Gaines, executor of the estate
of Daniel Hchuoker, deceased, praying for
license to sell the northwest quarter of the
southwest quarter of section thirty-one. town
ship nineteen, ranse four west, in Platte county.
Nebraska, or a suificient amount of the same to
brina the sum or $7U0.00 for the payment of
debts allowed against said estate, aad the costs
of administration, there not being sufficient
personal property to pay said debts and expenses.
it is therefore ordered that all persons interest
ed in said estate appear before me at the court
house in Columbus, Nebraska, on the 28th day of
June. 1807, at 2 o'clock p. m. to show cause why
lironw Hhnnld not be sranted to said executor
to sell so much of the auore described real es
tate of said deceased as snail be necessary 10 pay
said debts and expen&ee.
It is therefore ordered that a copy of this order
be published four consecutire weeks in Tar
Colcmbcs Journal, a weekly newspaper, pub
lished in Columbus, Pl!t- county, Nebraska.
Dated this Wh lisj of May, latfl.
J. J. HCLUVAN.
In the matter of the estate of A. . Haffran,
iIomhuumI- Nntira to creditors.
Notice is hereby given that the creditors of
said deceased will meet the administratrix of
said estate, before me, county judga of Platte
county, Nebraska, at my office in Columbus, said
county, on the 10th day of June, 1&V7, oa the
10th day of September. 15U7, and on t&e loth
.It r.t iwmhir 1KR. st S o'clock a m. each
day, for the purpose of presenting their claims
for examination, adjustment and allowance.
Six months are allowed for creditors to pre
sent their claims, and one year for the adminis
tratrix to settle said estate, from the 10th dar of
June, lSOT, and this notice is ordered published
in The Colvmsus JorsSAL for four consecu
tive weeks prior to the 10th da:
lay or June, mn.
J. N. KlUAN.
In the matter of the estate of Christian Boett-
1 Vnlllk. M.illtnM
Notice is hereby given that the creditors of
said deceased will meet the administrator of said
estate, before me. county judge of Platte county.
Nebraska, at my office in Columbus, said coua
... nn Ko ifttli imr nf June. ldV7. on the 10th day
of September, 1MI7, and on the 10th day of De
cember. lW. at tt o'clock a. m. each day, for
the purpose of presenting their claims for exam-
Six months are allowed for the creditors to
present their claims and six months for the ad
ministrator to settle said estate from the 10th
day of June. l37. and this notice is ordered pub
lished in The Columbus Joubxal. for four con
secutive weeks, prior tome iwn uayoi bu,
. C. CASSIN,
rBorairroB or tbs
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