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VOLUME XXXI. NUMBER 36.
coltfmbijs. Nebraska. Wednesday. December 12. 1900.
WHOLE NUMBER 1.596.
WRITES TOMB. CONGER
: Cantonese Eetbrmer, Tonner Adfiaer to
' . Ewang 8n, "Wants Emperor Bestored.
VICEROYS ARC NOT TO IE TRUSTE!
ror.iffa.rm Uold That Empress Should
ot S Allowed to Iaterf ere mod That
Reactionary Officials Should Be Very
- PEKIN, Dec S. Mr. Conger, the
United States minister, and other for
eign envoys, received today a letter
signed by Hang Yu "Wei, the well
known Cantonese reformer, who was
formerly an adviser of Emperor Kwang
Su and who has always been favorable
to foreigners. Kang Yu Wei says that
great calamities have befallen China
through the empress dowager and also
in consequence of her advisers, Prince
Tuan. Prince Ching, Yung Lu, Yang
Yi, Chao Shu. Chian, Muang Ru, Moyn
Kuen and Hiang. He says he is thank
ful that the foreigners held out in the
legation buildings in Pekin and that
all the Chinese who understand the
law of nations regret the murder of
Baron von Ketteler. He then says he
desires to make suggestions which will
insure the just punishment of the real
culprits, satisfaction to the different
countries and a permanent settlement
of the international relations of
China." He urges:
First That the empress and her ad
visers should net be allowed to vio
late the peace.
. Second That the emperor, wno is
a friend of foreigners, should be re
stored. Third That all reactionary officials
should be arrested and that a careful
watch should be kept over the so
called friendly viceroys in the south.
Unless Yung Lu. Prince Tuan and
the others' are severely dealt with.
Kang Yu Wei contends that they will
continue to say that the foreigners
"The foreigners should not rely upon
the viceroys," continues the Cantonese
reformer. "They send men. money and
armament to the empress and are her
be restored the empire would rejoice.
The emperor's party consists of the
most enlightened men, who are friendly
to foreigners and desire to incorporate
western civilisation and culture in an
Kang Yu Wei points out that he was
appointed for the task by a secret edict
of the emperor in 1S98, when he madu
his appeal en behalf of the emperor to
tee foreign powes.
"An appeal, which nad they listened
to. would probably have prevented
what has happened."
PISHING REBELS IN LUZON.
Troop Krep the Little Brown Me. o.
Keea Jam p.
MANILA. Dec. S. More activity is
shown in the operations in northern
and. southern Luzon. The reports
from the former district come in
more quickly and telegraphic instruc
tions are fewer.
General Funston. with Trcop A of
the Fourth cavalry and a score of
scouts, last Thursday encountered a
hundred insurgents posted on the op
posite bank of the Mehico river. The
Americans charged across the stream
.and the enemy retreated, firing from
cover. They left four dead on the
field. A native who was captured re
ported that Fagin. a deserter from
the Twenty-fourth infantry, who has
been active with the Filipinos, with
a part- of two cavalrymen, had been
Lieutenant Mcrrow. with fifty men
from the Forty-seventh p giment. at
tacked and occupied Bulucan. While
returning these troops encountered
Colonel Yictoris. occupying an en
trenched pesiticn. with thirty rifles
and 300 bolomen. Lieutenant Mor
row's force charged and drove the
onemy from their position, it is be
lieved, with heavy loss. Preceding
The finht the expedition had captured
Major Floras and several of his fol
lowers. An engagement is reported to have
occurred near San Roque, in which,
according to natives, fiftv rebels were
Several minor encounters and cap
tures are also reported. The Amer
ican casualties have been very slight.
Ask Secreiarv G; to Remain.
WASHINGTON". Dec S. President
Homer of the Baltimore clearing house
and thirty of the prominent business
men representing the clearing house,
the savings bank and the Merchants'
'and Manufacturers' association of rJal
timore. called in a body today at the
Treasury department and urged Sec
retary Gage to accent the invitation of
the president to remain at the head of
the Treasury department for another
WASHINGTON. Dec S. The presi
dent today sent the following nomina
tions to the senate: John F. Westcn,
assistant commissary general of sub
sistence, to be commissary general cf
subsistence, with rank of brigadier
general; Captain Frank B. McKenna.
Fcrty-seventh infantry. U. S. V.
(first lieutenant Fifteenth infantry, t.
S. .A.), to be inspector general of -cl-unteers.
with rank cf major.
Marrit-e nl Uiinrce Laws.
WASHINGTON, Dec S. Repre
sentative Tay'or of Ohio, who was
prominently identified with the move
ment to exclude Brigaam Roberts of
Utah from a seat in congress, today
introduced a measure intended to
bring about federal prohibition of
polygamy. It proposes a constitution
al amendment for uniform laws on
.-marriage, .and divorce. Mr. Taylor
says, however, that his aim goes con
siderably beyond a mere uniformi'v
of such laws, and is expressly de
signed to reach polygamy, and pnt
an end to it.
Biz Krsh for California
CHICAGO, Dec. S. According n
western railway officials, the flow of
travel from Chicago and tie east to
ward the winter resorts is row break
ing all records. So hezvy has the
traffic become that neariy- all tha
roads, transcontinental as well as
these with terminals at Hissouri
river points, have been compelled not
enly to put on extra, coaches to their
regular westbound trains. hut in some
irstances to run additional trains to
accommodate the heavy traffic.
rtOSrEMTY IN OKLAHOMA.
Gov.raars Report Arxues Coalltlea
WASHINGTON. Dec 7. The annu
al report of the governor of Oklahoma
says that the year has been marked
by general prosperity agricultural
grazing, manufacturing and commerce
flourishing in an unprecedented
manner. The total assessed valuation
of property is $49,338,661, an increase
of $6,247 over 1S99. The report states
that in addition to its excellent pub
lic school system, Oklahmoa has five
higher institutions of learning,
which are not excelled by the similar
institutions of any state in the union.
There are still .1.733,385 acres of va
cant government land in the territory,
subject to homestead entry. While
most of the land is unfit for farming
there are still many sections upon
which the homeseeker from the north
or east can find a comfortable home
and atttain a competence in time.
As each justice of the supreme court
of the territory sits as a trial judge
with original jurisdiction of all cases
of civil and criminal litigation arising
in the district to which he is assigned
the report recommends that a separate
court of appeals be provided. In
order to avert sentencing of youthful
criminals to the penitentiary, the es
tablishment of a reformatory institu
tion within the territory is recom
mended. The report says that the
prosperous condition prevailing in
Oklahoma, its population, area and
wealth, when compared with a like
condition prevailing in a large num
ber of states at the time of their ad
mission in the union, amply justifies
its claim to statehood. The report
recommends that Fort Supply, which
was abandoned several years ago, e
presented to the territory for oe as
a public institution.
CONNECTING LAKE AND . RIVER.
War Department Furnlslies Estimate for
WASHINGTON, Dec 7. The War
department today sent to congress re
ports on the number of important
river and harbor projects, including
that for connecting the Mississippi
river with Lake Michigan by the
means of the Illinois river and the
Chicago sanitary canal, and also or
extensive improvement of the Sauli
Ste. Marie canal. The total cost of
the project for connecting Lake Mich
igan and the Mississippi river is
placed at $7,731,517 for a five-foot
depth. The project involves tne con
struction of twelve locks and two
dams with movable weirs. The esti
mates are based on the assumption
that all necessary franchises in con
nection with the construction will be
ceded free of cost to the United States.
The estimate for improving the
channel between Lakes Superior and
Huron, through St. Mary's river, in
cluding Hay channel, is $9,0u,000.
The distance is sixty-four miles, part
of which is improved.
The estimate for deepening the
Sturgeon Bay and Lake Michigan ship
canal to twenty-one feet is $218,000.
Jabbl. Sage Kicaatasaa Dead.
NEW YORK, Dec 6. A special ca
ble dispatch to the Brapklyn Eagle
from Rome says:
Mrs. Abby Sage Richardson, drama
tist, poet, literary.critic amd translator,
died in this city today. She was the
widow of the late Albert Deane Rich
ardson, newspaper man and author,
long time correspondent of the New
York Tribune in the civil war, and
afterward an editor on that paper.
Mrs. Richardson arrived here with
her son. William Sage, the novelist,
early in November and her death was
wholly unexpected by her friends in
House Bills Introduced.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Dec. 7. The
senate today transacted no business
of importance in open session.
Throughout almsot the entire after
noon it was in executive session. The
ship subsidy bill therefore received
Mr. Hoar presented a resolution of
the Massachusetts legislature in favor
of the purchase by the United States
government of Temple Farm Moor
house, at Yorktown, Va.
General Facn. Is Retired.
"WASHINGTON, Dec. 7. Brigadier
General Charles R. Eagan, commis
sary general of subsistence, who has
been under suspension since Febru
ary 9, 1S99, by sentence of court
martial for alleged intemperate and
anuse language, concerning Lieuten
ant General Miles in connection with
the army beef investigation, was re
stored to duty today, and he was
afterwards placed on the record list
of tne army.
To Arrange I nan rural.
WASHINGTON, Dec 7. John Joy
Edson was today named as chairman
of the committee having charge of the
inaugural ceremonies. He was ac
cepted. Senator Hanna. chairman ot
the republican national committee,
previously tendered the office to Mr.
Theodore W. Noyes, who was com
pelled to decline the honor, as his
duties would not permit him to devote
sufficient time to the position.
Hold Up aa Iowa Stockman.
CHICAGO. Dec. 6. Fred T. Gilmore
of Baxter, la., was knocked senseless
late last night near Michigan avenue
and Harmon Court and robbed ci $11,
229 in negotiable paper. $23 in money
and a watch. The robbers, William
Cummings and George Hayes, after a
desperate battle with detectives, were
captured and all the booty save tae
watch, and money was recovered.
Csar Celiac Back to Health.
LIVADIA, European Russia, Dec. 7.
The following bulletin was issued
this morning by the czar's physi
cians: "The czar slept well all night long.
His general condition and spirits are
very-good His temperature and pulse
The czar now leaves his bed each
day and spends an hour or two in an
armchair. In sleep and appetite he is
steadily improving, though he is still j
limited to a light met. It is probable
that the bulletins will be discontinues
CiTil Serrtce fa Kansas.
TOPEKA, Kan., Dec 6. Governor
Stanley has undertaken to establish a
system of civil service among- the of
ficers and employes of the various
state institutions. The proposed law
will be similar to the Illinois law pro
viding for civil service in municipal
governments. It will provide that
politics shall not be considered in se
lecting Ostvcers for state institutions.
The State Board of Charities will com
prise the examining beard and -rill
act as the civil service commission.
MY BILL IS ADOPTED
Heaiare to Provide Troops Goes Through
by 8trictly Party Tote.
(NCtfASEi ARMY IS rtOVIDED TOR
Aaaeadateat Abolishing Caatcaa System
Carrie by OTarwheLmiag- Majority
G.oerals e. aad Wilson Are Oeaied
Retirement with Rank of Brigadier.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 7. The house
of representatives today, at the end
of a long sitting, passed the army re
organization bill by a vote of 166 to
133. Three democrats, Messrs. Hall of
Pennsylvania and Underhill and Clay
ton of New York, voted with the re
publicans fox the bill, and Mr. McCall,
republican of Massachusetts, with the
democrats, against .it. Otherwise It
was a strict party vote. The propo
sition which some of the democrats at
tempted to commit their side to in
caucus, an extension of the present
temporary army until July 1, 1903,
which was voted upon indirectly on a
motion to recommit, commanded the
votes of only about half the opposi
tion and two republicans, Mr. McCall
and Mr. Mann cf Illinois. Many of
the democrats voted against the mo
tion, however, because they were op
posed not only to the reorganization
bill, but also to continuing the army
at its present strength.
Quite a number of amendments were
placed on the bill before it was pass
ed. The liveliest fight was made on a
substitute made by Mr. Littlefield or
Maine for the canteen section. The
substitute absolutely prohibited the
sale of intoxicants at military posts.
It was supported by Messrs. Littlefield.
Grosvenor, republican of Ohio, DicX
republican of Ohio, and Hay, demo
crat of Virginia, and opposed by
Messrs. Slayden, democrat of Texas,
Fitzgerald, democrat of Massachusetts,
Pearce. republican of Missouri, Parker,
republican of New Jersey, and Bar
tholdt, republican of Missouri.. Large
delegations from the Woman's Chris
tian Temperance union, which is in
session in this city, watched the fight
from the galleries. When the vote
was taken the prohibiting amendment
was carried by an overwhelming ma
jority, 159 to 51. Mr. Bartholdt at
tempted to secure a record vote in the
house, but the peculiar parliamentary
statutes shut him out.
The sections designed to retire
General Shatter as a major general
and Generals Fitzhugh Lee and James
H. Wilson as brigadier generals were
Among the amendments adopted
were those providing for fifty volun
teer surgeons and 150 asisstant sur
geons for service -in the Philippines;
for thirty dental surgeons and for a
veterinary corps with actual rank.
The officers of the pay corps were in
creased eleven and of the signal corp
twenty-three. The age limit was re
moved from volunteer officers eligible
for appointment for first and second
lieutenants, and the provision for re
tiring officers who served in the civil
war as of the next higher grade was
Tas Hepburn amendment to provide
that vacancies in the quartermaster's
department would be filled from civil
life or from volunteer officers com
missioned since April 10, 1898, which '
was pending when the house adjourn- j
ed yesterday, was voted down without
Mr. Hay of Virginia offered an
amendment, which was adopted, au
thorizing the president to appoint fif
ty volunteer surgeons with rank of
major and 150 volunteer surgeons
with the rank of captain for terms of
two years unless previously discharg
ed. Mr. Otey offered an amendment to
empower the surgeon general of the
army to employ not to exceed thirty
dental surgeons, three of whom should
be chief dental surgeons.
Mr. Otey made a humorous speech
In support of the amendment, appeal
ing to every member o vote in the
interest of 3.200,000 teeth. "Irrespec
tive of party or the result of the late
election," he said, "vote to rid the old
soldier of the toothache."
The amendment was adopted.
Re ts Galveston I-ohhm.
WASHINGTON. Dec. 7. The sec
retary of war today sent to the senate
reports of the board of engineers
concerning the effects ci the Galvfs
ton storm of last summer on the jet
ties in the vicinity of that city. The
board finds that $1,500,000 will be
necessary to repair the jetties at Gal
veston and $175,000 for the repair of
the Brazos. The board places the
loss of life at 5,000. The damage to
fortifications is placed at $99,000.
American noViai Prsnted.
CONSTANTINOPLE. Dec. 7. The
United States charge d'affaires, Lloyd
C. Griscom. today officially presented
Captain Colby M. Chester and the oth
er visiting officers of the United States
ship Keniucky, now at Smyrna, to
the minister of marine, Hassai Pasha.
The American officers were also en
tertained at dinner today at the Brit
ish embassy by Mr. DeBunser, the first
secretary of the embassy.
Otto H. T.ittataa Confirmed.
WASHINGTON. Dec 7. The senate
today confirmed Otto H. Tittman of
Minssouri to be superintendent of the
coast and geodetic survey.
Oaly Because They Were Employed by
YQUNGSTOWN, 0 Dec. 7. Walter
Kennedy, contractor and expert engi
neer, who has just returned from
completing some contracts in China,
said that he saw twenty-six China
men beheaded for no reason other
xhan that they were in hi3 employ.
During the time he was erecting ex
tensive machinery he was practically
a prisoner and did not know what mo
ment he would be taken from his work
Jfr Bryant Hatn't Heard It.
LINCOLN, Neb.. Dec. 7. W J. Bry
an said this evening he knew nothing
of the movement for the organization
ot a new political party, announced
by Charles M. Walters of IndianapoILi.
Furthermore, he said, he had no
knowledge of the coming meeting at
Indianapolis. He declined to discuss
the mention of his name in connection
with the formation of the proposed
Mr. Bryan savs he was an.i
pleared to hear of the appointment of
Charles A. Towne to a seat in the
CHINESE AVOfcttM A ErfiRT.
Kaiaaa Kxpedltlea tartly a FaUar as
LONDON, Dec 5. A special dis
patch from Hankow Pass, dated No-
vember 30, says the Kalgan expedl-
tion was ineffective, the Chinese evad
ing all attempts to engage them. Tha
towns enroute were occupied unop
posed and some tolls of skins and sil
ver were levied. The cavalry captur
ed the baggage of the retreating Chi
nese force at Swen Hwa Fu, killed
thirty of its guards and secured 30,000
Three mandarins, who were instigat
ors of the massacre of converts at
Swen Hwa Fu. and twenty-three Box
ers were killed, but the Germans gen
erally ignored evidences of anti-foreigB
There are continuous disturbances
in the interior, where, the dispatch
adds, a bad impression has been made
by the excessive withdrawal of for
eign troops and the complacence at
the allies. The missionaries antici
pate a recurrence- of the outrages. -
The Westminster Gazette says it
hopes Great Britain will not drift
apart from the United States' sensible
China policy, owing to the supposed
necessity for supporting Germany's
TROPOSES BOER RESOLUTION.
Resolution in the House Crgiac Victoria
WASHINGTON, Dec. 5. Represent
ative Sulzer today introduced in the
house the following resolutions:
"Whereas, The war in South Africa
has degenerated into a reckless and
ruthless extermination of a brave peo
ple, fighting for their homes and lib
erty, "Resolved, That the congress of the
United States protest in the name of
humanity and civilization against a
continuation of a war which outrages
the feelings of all liberty-loving peo
"Resolved, That the congress of the
United States, being committed to the
principle of arbitration for the settle
ment of international disputes, urges
upon the government of her majesty
the wisdom of adopting this policy
for the purpose, of stopping the awful
atrocities now going on in South Af
rica." Talk of War Tax Redaction.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 5. The repub
lican members of the ways and means
committee had another meeting to
consider the bill for tne reduction of
the war revenue taxes, but no impor
tant conclusions were reached. There
is some talk in the committee of in
creasing the reduction over the $30,
000,000 at firat agreed upon, and there
appears to be a prospecc that soma
increase over the original figures will
be made, but no definite action has
yet been taken.
Child Devoured by a Panther.
MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 5. A special
to the Times from Cartwright, Wis,
says: An 8-y ear-old daughter of C. F.
Riley, a farmer living abiut sixteen
miles from here in the Mad Brook set
tlement, was carried away by a panth
er and devoured. Only a few frag
ments of the remains could be found.
The girl was walking in the road when
the beast sprang from the woods and
taking her in his jaws carried her into
a swamp, where she met a most horri
Reminder of Dreyfus Case.
PARIS, Dec 5. rhe hearing of tha
libel suit brought by Colonel Henry's
widow against M. Joseph Reinach,
who accused Henry of being the real
traitor in the Dreyfus case and said
Esterhazj was his accomplice opened
in the assize court. The audience was
small. The arrival of Former Minis
ter cf War Cavaignac and Generals
Mercier and Roget, witnesses, number
ing altogether about 500, did not lead
to any incident worthy of note.
Sending; Recruits to Cnba.
WASHINGTON. D. C, Dec. 4. The
war department has arranged to send
350 recruits to Cuba to fill vacancies in
the Tenth cavalry, Eighth cavalry and
Second infantry, stationed at Matan
zas, Neuvitas and Santiago. Of these
recruits 175 are taken from Fort Ri
ley, Kan.; 100 from Jefferson Bar
racks, Mo., and seventy-five from
Fort Clark, Tex. There is no signifi
cance in this movement.
Dewey Arch Abandoned.
NEW YORK, Dec. 5. By a vote of
10 to 3 the executive committee of
the citizens' committee for perpetuat
ing the naval or Dewey arch, as it was
originally called, today decided to dis
band and to return to the subscribers
the money collected for the project.
The abandonment of the plan is due
to the lack of interest displayed by
Nicholas Feels Strong.
LIVADIA. Dec. 4. The czar is so
much better in health that he desired
to get up today, but was advised by
his medical attendants to remain in
bed till the end of the week. His ap
petite is increasing and he has asked
for solid food, but the physicians
would not allow him to partake of it.
Harrison Goins; to Washington.
INDIANAPOLIS, Dec. 5. General
Harrison, accompanied by Mrs. Harri
son and their daughter, Elizabeth, left
this afternoon for Washington, D. C,
where he will attend a meeting of the
committee on the revision of the creed
of the Presbyterian church.
Caralrr Making Practice Karebes.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 5. By direc
tion of Major General Wood, com
manding the division of Cuba, the
cavalry troops stationed on that is
land are now engaged in a series of
practice marches of not less than two
weeks duration. Commanding officers
have been instructed to give special
attention to the needs of actual serv
ice in campaigns, loading and unload
ing of transports, pitching and taking
down tents, signalling, field sketch
ing, packing and exercise in minor tac
tics. Immizraat Hits Jewels.
HALTFAX, N. S., Dec 5. Among
the passengers en board the steamer
Lake Superior, which arrived from
Liverpool, England, were more tha
100 Russians, Austrians and Hungar
ians, bound for different parts of the
United States. Most of the party
claim to be coppersmiths and the oth
ers farmers. Many of the men wore
necklaces formed of small coins of sti
ver with hammered orcamentatioas
nnd the women are bedecked with gold
and silver coins in their hair or about
ALL BAIOI AT LAST
I foreign Ministen at Pekin Beach Agree
ment Satisfactory to AIL
CONGER CARLES TO WASHINGTON
Brtef Batalte Show Dlpleaaatie Victory
far ta. United States Chief America.
Coatratlea Accepted Offenders to Be
WASHINGTON, Dec. 6. The State
department has been informed that
the foreign ministers at Pekin yes
terday reached an agreement, which
was submitted to the home offices.
Secretary Hay today received Min
ister Conger's signature on the part
of the United States government. It
to jUfjfenlt to gather details of the un
aetstanding -at this time. However,
it is known that in the two important
issues, namely, those relating to pun
ishment and indemnity, the view of
the United States government has
prevailed. As to punishments, they
are to be the severest that can be
inflicted by the Chinese govrnment.
As to the indemnity, the Chinese gov
ernment is formally to admit its liabil
ity and then the matter is to be left
for future negotiation. It was un
derstood that on the other points the
French proposition has formed the ba
sis of the agreement.
LONDON. Dec. 6. The Times in the
course of a skeptical editorial con
cerning the chances of an agreement
at Pekin, says:
"Are the Chinese to be the iudsres
of what is the severest punishment
they can inflict or the European pow
ers? If the latter is the case, the ac
ceptance of the American view will
not take us much nearer a solution
and the same thing may be said of
the indemnity question. It seems, in
fact, that there is no settlement, but
simply an adjournment."
"It is believed here." says the
Shanghai correspondent of the Times,
"that the Yang Tse viceroys arc gain
ing power over the court and substi
tuting their troops for General Tung1
Fu Hsiang's. The new governor of
the province of Che Kiang has been
instructed to arrange forthwith the
question arising out of the Chu Chou
"It Is the general Belief here," says
thp Tln Tsin corresnondent of the
Daily Mail, wiring Tuesday, "that
China will accept the demands of the
joint note, which all the powers ap
prove, within a fortnight or three
weeks and that then the second stage
ot uie procfetiings the examination
of proposal after proposal in detail
BERLIN. Dec. 6. The Chinese min
ister here has handed the foreign offi
cials a telegram from Li Hung Chang
to the effect that Sih Liang, the new
governor of Shan Si. has publicly ex
ecuted upward of eighty rebel leaders
and asserting that he is otherwise
acting with the greatest severity in
the sunpression of the Boxers and
energetically protecting the mission
aries. LKMJOR LAW TOR MANILA.
Prevalence of Wet Goods Emporium.
MANILA. Dec. 6. The hall occupied
by the United States commission was
crowded today, the occasion being the
public discussion of the Manila license
bill. The section providing for ban
ishing Intoticants from the escolta
and down town plazas was strongly
criticised. Judge Taft explained that
the 'United States courts settled the
right of the police and the power to
limit the sale of liquors and yet the
places where they were sold were un
limited. Ho declared that the condi
tion of the escolta. owing to the pres?
ence of saloons, was disgraceful. The
judge admitted that it was a hardship
to some, but he denied that injustice
was being done. The licenses expire
In January r-nd the section cf tha bill
requiring removals will tr.ke effect ir
The bill provides for a license of
600 pesos semi-annually, for a regular
saloon; 800 for a theater and 500 for
a hotel, besides a bar license. None
of these will be allowed to sell a na
tive intoxicants. Places are licensed
separately for the latter. They ar
prohibited from selling to soldiers aud
Sunday closing is required. But ho
tels can serve liquors with meals. Li
censes are imposed on distillers, brew
ers and wholesale dealers. The comJ
mission has passed an act requiring
wholesome feed supplies for animals;
used in transportation and imposing:
penalties for cruelty to animals.
Mercer Calls a Meeting.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Dec. 6.
Chairman Mercer of the public build
ings committee of the house has call
ed a meeting for Friday to consider
public building measures. It is in
tended first to give attention to those
buildings requiring more money on'
account of the rise in the price of
building material, some of the main,
ones being at Seattle, Salt Lake and!
Portland. Ore. These are to be in
cluded in one general bill.
C.istetlanes Going to London.
LONDON. Dec. 6. "Count and
Countess Boni de Castellane are .ne
gotiating for a house in London." says
Vanity Fair, "where, in future, they
will .spend a portion of the year, as
Count Boni is deeply hurt at the want
of sympathy shown him by hi3 friends
and compatriots in his recent finan
Tnrks Admire the Kentucky.
CONSTANTINOPLE, Dec 6. Cap
tain Colby H. Chester. Lieutenants
William P. Scott and William A. Mof
fctt and Ensign Leigh C. -Palmer of
the United States battleship Kentucky
will remain here until after the Sel
amlik. Friday. The other officers of.
the Kentucky are expected to visit
Constantinople. While at Smyrna,
Captain Chester exchanged visit3 with
the Yali (governor) and the naval au
thorities. The latter greatly aumired
the super-imposed turret system of the
For Sola, for tbe Boers.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Dec 5.
House bills- and, resolutions intro
By Mr. Littlefield- (Mo.); to prohibit
the sale of firearms, opium and intox
icants to aboriginal tribes and native
races in the Pacific islands.
By Mr. Wilson (Ariz.), to establish
a supreme court for the territories
ot Arizona, New Mexico and Okla
homa. ByMr. Fitzgerald (Mass.). provid
ing for a government ship to bring
Boers ta the Unite! States to take
advantage of the homestead laws.
MWMRATItN IS INCREASING. I
Caau.iaitea.rV Report is how. a Set
Gala Orer Last Tear.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Dec. 8. The
annual report of the commissioner
general of immigation shows that dur
ing the last fiscal year the total num
ber of immigrants who arrived in this
country was 448,572 of which 23,200
came through Canada. Of the whole
number 304.14S were males and 144.442
females. This is a net increase over
1899 of 136,857. These figures, how
ever, the commissioner general says,
do not show the total numbar of alien
arrivals, as 65,635 aliens came as cabin
passengers. They would have swelled
the total immigration to 514,207 had
they traveled in the steerage.
The figures show that of the whole
number of arrivals 424,700 came from
European countries, 17,946 from Asia,
thirty from Africa and 5.S95 from all
othher places.. Switzerland and Spain
and the Spanish islands show a small
decrease in immigration, while Austro
Hungary shows an increase cf 83 per
cent; the Russian empire andJJinland
49 per cent increase; Italy 29 per cent
increase and Japan 340 per cent in
crease. The total arrivals from -apan,
however, amounted to only 9,791.
White Denies Interview.
BERLIN, Dec. 7. The morning
papers here print an interview with
United States Ambassador White re
garding the relations between the
United States and Germany in the
China negotiations. Mr. White gave
the Associated Press correspondent a
formal repudiation of the interview,
saying Germany and the United States
had been working harmoniously to
gether and also that nothing more
divides them since it has been found
that the conditions formulated by the
Pekin diplomats are subject to amend
ment, to meet any decided changes in
WASHINGTON, D. C, Dec. 7. The
annual report of the librarian of con
gress was submitted to that body o
day. it shows that during the year
there were 38,110 books and pamphlets
adaed to the library, making a total
of 995,166. Of the books added dur
ing tLe jcar 10,599 came through the
operation of tne copyright law. There
were other accessions of 16,605 pieces
of music prints, 14,043 maps and charts
3,536, and manuscripts 773.
Honorable Retirement of Boo telle.
WASHINGTON, Dec. S. The bill
authorizing the appointment of Rep
resentative Boutelle of Maine on the
retired list of the navy, upon his
resignation from congress, was favor
ably reported today by the houso
committee en naval affairs, over
which Mr. Boutelle presided until his
Fi !oreeedii Rootelle.
WASHINGTON. Dec. 8. The house
committee on naval affairs today
complimented the acting chairman of
the. committee. Representative Foss
of Illinois, by unanimously selecting
him to the important ehairmanaiiip
of that committee, made- vacant by
the recent resignation of Mr. Boutelle
Military Academy to Have Attention.
WASHINGTON. Dec. 8. The mili
tary academy appropriation bill will be
taken up by the house committee on
military affairs next Tuesday. At that
time also it is expected that the resolu
tion asking the secretary of war to
investigate the alleged hazing of Cadt
Eooze at West Point will be favorably
reported, as Chairman Hull says the
secretary of war probably has insti
tuted an inquiry on his own account
and there is no objection to express
ing the wish of the house that the in
quiry shall be made.
Like American Art.
PARIS. Dec. 7. It has been learned
that the French government has
given John B. Cauldwell. director of
arts at the Paris exposition, who
sailed en the Deutschland last Friday,
a commission to sound certain Amer
ican artists resident in the United
States upon the subject of the sale
of some of their works. The French
minister of fine arts has expressed the
desire of the government to secure
examples of the art of American
painters living in the United States
for the national gallery at the Lux
A small parish in Zurich canton has
recently been endeavoring to procure a
loan of $7,500, but is unable to offer
any security other than the village
cemetery and a suicides' morgue. Both
of these being in use, the negotiations
have hung fire, the bank declining to
take in pawn such grewsome pledges.
Czar lcaoIas as Plowboy.
The czarina likes to set her own ta
ble and tend her own house dowers, as
Victoria of Wales does at Sandring
hani. Nicholas has done a day's work
in the harvest field in his time and has
also shown the rural moujiks that the
"little father" can turn a sod with the
best of them.
Apportionment, or the basis ot rep
resentation, is fixed: Federal, shortly
after each decennial census. The state
apportionments are guided by the fed
eral census. The apportionment un
der the census of the present year
has not yet been announced.
Xoaoammt to Benjaaila West.
The people of Swarthmore, Pa., have
decided to erect a suitable monument
to the memory of Benjamin West, the
celebrated painter, who was born in
the town 162 year3 ago. Nothing has
ever been done in America to honor
tea's Graver Crime. Increase.
During the year ended on Sept. 30
last the number of cases brought be
fore the Boston , criminal court was
about o.OOO less than in the previous
year. There was an increase, however,
in the number of grave crimes.
Gerasaay aad Pasprts.
When, in 1837, the first railway line
between Dresden and Leipsic was es
tablished, no one was permitted to
buy a ticket before he had shown his
Elephant Arm 7.
The kins of Siam owns an "elephant
corpa' nambiS some 500 gray ani-
Imals. They all are trained for army I
porpoaea. general is In charge.
I.dlaa FapU. la 2Tw Tor Schools.
Tha first Indians ever admitted as
public scnool pupils in New York City
are two -who entered last week. They
are Buelah and Bessie Dark Cloud.
Buelah is 16 years old. and has attend
ed school in Montreal "Bessie, the
typical Indian child of the Sierras,
restless, quick, and gracious, entered
the kindergarten grade. Dark Cloud,
the father of the children, has been
a model for prominent artists, includ
ing Remington and Deming. The
mother, a woman of much beauty, is
a full-blood Abeneki, and her husband
is of the same tribe, and a well edu
cated Indian, wo, during the summer,
"lectures" for medicine companies.
Wouldn't B Exhibited for Fay.
An aggravated attack of the com
mercial instinct, has raised quite a
breeze in society at Jackson, Miss., be
sides preventing the appearance at a
reception there of Lieutenant Hobson,
the Merrimac hero. While Hobson was
at the state capital of Mississippi the
King's Daughters arranged a reception
in hishonor. The affaic. was to be
held at the residence of Mr. Millsaps, a
bank president, and it was decided to
charge 25 cents admission. The lieu
tenant and his relatives decided that
it was a trifle too much to expect the
young sailor to go on exhibtion like
a dime musemm freak and so the re
ception fell through.
A blank cartridge will make
David R. Snovner of Orange, N. J..
a lawyer who was convicted of embez
zling $1,375 from the estate of Cath
errine Breiit of Rockport, Ind., was
sentenced to six months' imprison
ment. AN ENEMY TO DRINK.
On. Woman Who Has Don. a Great
Deal to rut Down This EtIL
Minneapolis. Minn.. Dec. 3. (Spe
cial) When the Independent Order of
Good Templars of Minnesota wanted
a State Organizer they chose Mrs.
Laura J. Smith, of 1217 West 33d
Street, this city. The American Anti
Treat League also selected Mrs. Smith
as National Organizer. The reason is
not far to seek. This gifted woman
has devoted her life to a battle against
Drink and Drinking Habits. Her in
fluence for good in Minnesota is and
has been very far reaching.
About two years ago however. It
seemed as if this noble woman would
have to give up her philanthropic
work. Severe pains in her back and
under her shoulder blades, made life
a burden and work impossible. Physi
cians were consulted, and they pre
scribed for Kidney Disease. Three
month's treatment however, failed to
give Mrs. Smith any relief. Her hus
band was much exercised, and cast
about him for something that would
restore his good wife to health and
strength. He heard of the cures ef
fected by Dodd's Kidney Pills, and ad
vised her to try them, which she did.
She is now a well woman and says:
"Two weeks after I commenced tak
ing Dodd's Kidney Pills. I felt much
better, and at the end of seven weeks
was completely cured. I have had no
recurrence of the trouble, but I take
a pill off and on, and find that it keeps
me in good health."
Dodd's Kidney Pills are for sale by
all dealers at 50 cents a box.
They are easily within the reach of
all. and no woman can afford to suf
fer, when such a simple, and sure
Remedy is at band.
Don't think because a politician has
his price that he always gets it. Chi
PIso's Cure cannot be too trighly spokea of as
.cough cure J. W. O'Hmiix. 32 Tnird Ave.,
N-. Minneapolis. Minn.. Jon. 6. 1C0O.
Corckscrews have sunk more people
than cork jackets will ever save.
Your clothes will not crack if you
use Magnetic Starch.
The greatest stand ever made for
civilization was the inkstand.
Toa Can Get Allen's Foot-Eae FREE.
Write today to Allen S. Olmsted, Le
Roy, N. Y., for a free sample of Allen's
Foot-Ease. It cures Chilblains, sweat
ing, damp, swollen, aching feet. It
makes New or tight shoes easy. A cer
tain cure for Corns and Bunions. All
Druggists and Shoe stores sell it; 25c.
You can't always tell what's in a
bottle by reading the label.
It Is hard to avolil indigestible foods on
Thanksjjivlns day. but It Is easy to avoM
indigestion take Garlield Tea. iL c!eanse3
the system and acts on the liver, thus
promoting sood digestion.
The want of riches is almost as bad
as the bause 9L them.
Cures Cough or Cold at once.
Conquer. Croup. Whooping-cough. Bronchitis,
Grippe and Consumption. Qniclc. sure results.
WINTER TOURIST RATES.
SPECIAL Tours to Florida, Ky We?t
Cuba. Bermuda. Ol Mexico
aid the Mediterranean and
HAIiW- Rates for the round trip to
many points south on sale flrst
and third Tuesday each month.
.RATES To Hot Springs. Ark., tne la
mous water resort of America,
on sal every day in the year.
Tickets now on sale to all the winter
resorts of the south, good returning until
June 1st. 1ML Frr rates, descriptive mat
ter, pamphlets and all other information,
call at C. & St. L. R. B. City Ticket
Offlce, 1413 Farnam st. (Paxton Hotel
Bid) or write
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C. P. & T. A., Omaha, Neb.
To W. C T. U. Workers
with nneiashdeTot!onpoorln:rj-oiirsjoIeJt jpilns In
to the lap of a great, helpful. msny-lded enterprise ot
aoble -women, send fur details olOCTltlZMmOFVKlZ.
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