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VOLUME XXXJL-NUMBER 45.
COLUMBUS. NEBRASKA. WEDNESDAY. FEBRUARY 12. 1902.
WHOLE NUMBER 1,657.
IBs "am ' T"
THE PHILIPPINE TARIFF BILL. UP
A KLOS IF KISMI Mils
in the Upper
eatrictiefie Placae Upon
Matters at W
. "-WASHINGTON, Feb-. S. The "Phil
ipppine tariff bill was taken np in the
oat. yesterday. The session was
notably quiet. Mr. Tomer of Waah
iagtoa delivered a .carefully -prepared
speech on the general Philippiae sues
tioa aad had sot concluded whea the
Bill was laid aside for the day. He
eTawaased pertiealariy tie legal aad
aeti rational questions .involved in
the government and control of tie
Philippine arehipelago by the Uaited
After tae adoption of only stiaor
Botes tae pension bill was passed early
la the session.
The senate disagreed to the amend
rents of the coos on the urgeat de
dency bill, agreed to the conference
asked sad appointed Senators Hale.
Allison and Teller as conferees oe tae
part cf the seste.
At th conclusion of routine business
Sir. Patterson cf Colorado made a per
acnal explanation of what he had said
aoneerning government again toward
tae treason and sedition laws enacted
ay the Philippine commission.
GoTernor Tart, he said, had made a
statement before the Philippines com
missioe to-which he said that Mr. Pat
terson inadvertent!?, no doubt, aad
conveyed a wrong impression to the
senate aad to the country as to his
attitude toward those laws.
Mr. Patterson's statement. Governor
Taft said, had pat aim in the attitude
of criticising his colleagues on the
committee. The particular scarate was
enacted while he was ill, hot anything
he may have said he did not intend
to convey the impression that he was
opposed to laws enacted. The respon
sibility for their enactment was as
much his as of his colleagues.
Mr Patterion said he had stated in
his own way the impression govern
ment officials original statements had
made upoa him. That impression. h
said, was wrong.
'Taft does not agree with the law.
he added, "bat approves of it as pecul
iarly necessary." Mr. Patterson dis
claimed any intention or desire to mis
represent Governor Taft.
.-rjirr -Ge&isger of New Hampshire
chairman of the pension committee,
called up the pension appropriation bill
and offered an amendment, which was
adopted, prohibiting the collection of
any fee to aid in the passage by con
gress of any pension bilL He said
that the number of special pension
bills introduced in congress at this
session probably was larger than ever
before, nearly 5,000 having been intro
duced in the house alone.
Mr Pritchard of North Carolina of
fered an amendment, providing that a
man who had served in the confeder
ate army, but subsequently had served
in the union army, should have a pen
sionable status. A point of order
against the amendment by Mr. Gal
linger was sustained.
Mr. Pritchard. evincing his disap
pointment at the loss of his amendment-
gave notice that he would se
tnat not many bills would go through
hereafter until something is done in
the direction of granting the relief de
sired. The peasion appropriation bill
was then passed.
A bill appropriating J150.Q00 for a
public building in "Winston-Salem,
Protest Schley's Appeal.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 8. E. S.
Theall. representing Stayton A Camp
bell, counsel for Rear Admiral Samp
son, called at the White House and
filed with the president a brief in the
Schley case. The document is short.
and rrhfle it has net been made public
it can be stated that it is devoted en
tirely to one subject, a protest against
the claim set up in Admiral Schley's
appeal that he was in snprenv com-
dnring the battle off Santiago.
Captain Bataen Retired.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 8. atthew
A. Batson. Fifteenth cavalry, who ren
dered such efficient service in the
early days of the rampaign in the Phil
ippines, hi command of the Maeabebe
secrets, has been retired in conse
qnence of wounds "received in action
against the in:
Scnley Goes ts Waahinptan.
KNOXTILLE. Tenn Feb. 8. Ad
miral and Mrs. Schley left Kaoxviile
for Washington in the private car of
W. H. Peddle, superintendent of trans
portation of the Southern railway, and
the entire trip will be made over the
Southern- The train is scheduled to
stop at Morristows, Tean.; Asheville,
Hickory. StatesviTle. KTisbiiij and
GTeenboro. X. CL: Danville, Lyneh
barg and Charlottesville. Ya" arriving
at Washingtnn at 5:42 a. m. tomorrow.
To Outlaw Faith- Healing
BERLIN Feb. 8. Empercr WiUiam
has intervened to stem the spread of
the faith healing-, cult in Germany.
His majesty has 'had loag conferences
with the ehiefs'ef police for the pnr--peae
of devising 'aeaenrea to eoanter
aex the csTTTwigfi here' of the Chris-
ive followers in
circles of Berlin society.
it M claimed that the practice of
CONSUMING MOKE LIVE STOCK.
Large Iwcriaac Over a
SOUTH OMAHA. Neb., Feb. S-
Baflroaaa carried to the South Omaha
stock yarns 770 cars more of lire
stock this year in. January than they
did last year. Cattle and hogs are
largely increased as to anmbers. while
and horses show a slight de-
Daring the January just ended there
were 3.016 cars, carrying 73308 head
of cattle, as against 98 ears carry
ing 55.456 cattle in January a year ago.
"This was a aet increase of 718 ears
and 18,45- cattle.
Hogs rode ia on 2,935 cars 230,375
at them, aa against 2r809 cars, with
203.477 hogs, a year ago. This is a
aet increase of 12 ears and 26302
hogs over a year ago. The larger
anmber of hogs ia proportion to the
number, of cars is . acconntad fnr by
the fact that the average porcine
weight dropped from 234 to 209
This year there were 27S cars of
sheep, the Seecy passengers number
ing 54.875, as against 310 cars, with
4.22 sheep, a year ago. thus making
a loss of 34 cars with 9,447 sheep.
There was a drop in horses and
mules from 10 cars with 2,489 ani
mals aboard a year ago, to
with U12 of them this year, a 1
of forty cars and 1,177 horses and
Thus the total number of can ar
riving this January was 6,293. as
against 5.523 a year ago a net gain
of 770 cars.
WORMS ATTACK FALL WHEAT.
Deatrsy Many Plants, but Are Check
ed by Celt.
FARNAM. Neb., Feb. 8. Worm at
tacked the fall w jeat which was grow
ing aad doaUujed considerable quan
tities of it last falL Tae cold ware of
December atoped it for a short time
aad then it recommenced and was
only stopped by the present severe
spelL Some of these worms were
sent to the University of Nebraska to
Prof. Bnraer for information. He says
In reply to your favor of the 24th
inrr. will say that the worms which
you seat prove to be a caterpillar
somewhat closely related to the fall
army worm. I think, however, that
the severe winter will do much toward
destroying these pests at any rate, if
you see various kinds of birds in your
field do not disturb them, as they will
no doubt destroy large numbers of
"They are so neariy grown now that
very shortly after warm weather they
will become fully go and go into the
ground before doing much damage to
the small grain. No cultivation meth
od can be adopted that win be of much
nse in destroying them unless soon
after the ground thaws in the spring
you should go over the field with a
roller In this manner you might
crush many of them. Yours very, truly,
"Acting State Entomologist."
More Beet Seed.
OMAHA. Neb.. Feb. S. Another con
signment of beet seed has arrived
for the beet fields of Nebraska. Like
former consign taenm this comes from
Germany, and is in the bonded ware
house here, where it will remain until
sent out to the proprietors of the fac
tories. The shipments this year are
larger than usual, which indicates that
the acreage is to be greater than dur
ing former years.
Ministerial Union Farmed.
HUMBOLDT. Neb.. Feb. 8. The
ministers of the various churches here
have perfected an organization to be
known as the Ministerial anion, elect
ing Rev John Currie of the Presby
terian church president and Rev. B.
Wilson of the Christian church
Nebraska Weman Dead at 108.
M'COOK, Neb.. Fb. g. Mrs. Mary
Roach, the oldest woman in this state.
if not in the United States, died last
Friday at the home of her son near
Strarton. at the age of 10S. Up to the
time -of her last illness Mrs. Roach
bad enjoyed the best of health, never
having had a serious illness hi her
Morten En Route for Mexico.
NEBRASKA CITY. Neb Feb. S.
Ex-Secretary of Agriculture J. Ster
ling Morton left for w c City,
where he will join his son Paul in a
trip to the City of Mexico.
Kins Hie Baby Brother.
. HUMBOLDT. Neb.. Feb. S. A trag
edy happened at .the home of Her-
toesman. a farmer living north-
of the city. The farmer had pre-
to drive into the field to procure
some fodder aad loaded a shotgun to
take sloag He temporarily left the
loaded gun in the kitchen and during
his absence his 7-year-old son picked it
up aad playfully pointed it at his 3-year-old
brother. It exploded, instant
ly killing the boy.
- Weman at
LINCOLN. Neb Feb. 8. Gowsraor
Savage appointed Mrs. Nellie Richard
sen of tarn dry aa additional delegate
to- the Interstate Irrigation congress
to be held in Sterling; CokL, February
SC aad 37.
Juirrsosa. snstmaali i of Mfflerboro,
INEE POWEM ANTAGONISTIC
TO MANCHURIAN COMPACT.
JFKKIN, Feb. 7. The British. Amer-
aad Japaaese ministers have re
their opposition to the Maa-
It is probable that this
will result in the farther post-
t of the ca ummattoa of this
The powers opposing the Maachnriaa
Ttralty are now beghiximg to recognize
the force of the representationa of the
Chinese plenipotentiaries that China
to making the beat terms possible for
herself and incidentally for the equal
rights of the other nations in China,
aad are shifting their protests to Ras
ste as the responsible party. Paul
Lissir, the Russian minister here, is
endenvo'iag to maintain the transpar
ent diplomatic fiction that the Man
ehurian treaty and the Rnsso-Caineae
beak agreement are not regulated. He
has informed his colleagues that the
Russian government has no official
knowledge of the negotiations of the
The Russian agents are playing their
parts with the greatest regard for ap
pearances, while M. Lessar is arrang
ing the treaty with China. The man
ager of the beak, M. Pacatillo. one of
the most able and trusted of the Rus
ama agents in the east, is negotiating
the bank agreement with Wang We
In the light of the statements of
Chinese officials, which were repeated
yesterday, namely, that Russia insists
upon the simultsneoas signing of the
Manchurian treaty aad the bank
ment. the representations of M.
fail to carry weight. The native
papers are filled with stories that
sia is trying to gain her ends by ofTers
of heavy bribes.
Germany remains a disinterested
spectator of the affair. Chang Chi
Tung, the viceroy of Han Kow, and
Lieu Kun Kiy of Nankin continue thei
efforts against the treaty. They are
co-operating with the Jananese min
istry. ' Th corresonndent of the Associated
Press here has seen a draft of the
agreement. This provides that China
shall build all railways and develop
all mines in Manchuria. If she is un
able to command the capital she shall
apply to the bank. If the bank is un
able or unwilling to enter into ar
rangements China may apply else
where for capital. The final clause
states that the agreement shall in no
wise impair the existing rights of
other nations, which claase is palpably
nullified by the preceding conditions.
AWAITS FULL REPUBLICAN VOTE.
Revenue Reduction Bill Not to
WASHINGTON, Feb. 7. One of the
house leaders, whose position gives
him the fullest information as to the
outlook of legislation, said today.
"The program for considering the
war revenue reduction bill is fully un
derstood, but it is not desired to give
those who oppose the majority the
fullesr information on the exact time
of its consideration in order to assist
"Oae thing has been settled beyond
any doubt, that the bill will be passed
exactly as reported except in minor
verbal committee changes. The length
of the debate will be about two days,
vrhich seems about reasonable,, as
there is no great pressure for time.
"As to when the debate will begin,
it hardly will be next week, as some
thirty republican members win be ab
sent before and after Lincoln's birth
day, so that it will not be taken up
until there is a full republican attend
ance. wbn it will be passed without
Democrats Taik ef Union.
NEW YORK. Feb. 7. Prominent
democrats from many states will at
tend the reception to be given by the
Manaattan club. February 2Z. when
means of reuniting the party in the
nation will be discussed. General
Patrick A. Collins, mayor of Boston,
will speak on "The Democracy of New
England." Fcrmer Senator David B.
Hill will have for his subject "Th
Democracy of the Middle States."
leads Guilty of Forgery.
TIFFIN. 0 Feb. 7. Russell B.
Drake, the absconding' insurance agent
who was captured in Mexico after a
two years chase, pleaded guilty to the
charge of forgery and was sentenced
to the penitentiary for seven years.
Drake claimed, before sentence, rhar
he had been led to commit the crime
because of ftrmnHaT straits, and dis
claimed any criminal intent. He is
predisposed to consumption and
not lire to serve oat his time.
Sehley Dedicates Marker.
KNOXVTLLE. Tenn Feb. 7. Yes
terday Admiral and Mrs. Schley! ac
companied by many citizens and Pres
ident Charles W. Dabney. visited the
University of Tennessee bafldiags aad
grounds. They held a levee in Science:
tit aaditorinm, where Admiral Schley
snbeectxeztly addressed the stndents.
Admiral Schley mrrefled aad eedicat-
ea the site af the
trst TiTiiilihsaai or fort hnSt by the
frst settlers at F i TTli
Stand Uniavs in Ciwbsllim th
Prsjpaaaa' Agreement sr Russia ana
WEDDING IN CABINET CIRCLE-
WASHINGTON. Feb. 7
eldest daaghter of Secretary of
Joan Hay, aad Payne Whitney
York, sob of ex-Secretary af the Nary
Whitney, were married
book at the Chsreh of the
The wedding was the
rial event of the
ton. being celebrated ia the
of the highesromcials in the
dndzag the president aad his
aad of what. Is. recognised aa
of New York aad New
dety. The Hay family has
mourning since the death of
Hay, bat for this oae day the
ing was pot aside aad the
waa celebrated with all the
circumstance that wonld hare
teriaed it otherwise.
VERDICT OF DEATH IMPOTENT.
Sultan af Turkey Santa ncas Brether-in-Law
CONSTANTINOPLE. Feb. 7. The
saltan's brother-in-law, Darned Hah
mud Pasha, has been sentenced to
death. Mahmud has long been prom
inent in the young Turk movement
and was recently expelled from Greece
at the behest of the sultan. Mahmad
went to Rome and the saltan requested
his expulsion from Italy. It was re
fused, but Mahmud proceeded to Par
is, where he remains in safety. AH
the sultan's blandishments failed to
induce him to return to Coaataatino
ple. so the criminal court was instrac
ted to issue a warrant for Mahmud's
arrest and to try the fugitive by de
fault, with the result that he was con
demned to death.
TO DEBATE IRRIGATION BILL.
Senate to Consider the M
WASHINGTON, Feb. 7. Mr. Haas
brough of North Dakota addressed the
senate on his bill appropriating the
receipts from the sale of public laad
in certain states and territories to
the construction of irrigation works
for the reclamation of arid lands. He
claimed that the proposition was aot
a sectional one and said it would
provide homes far many now home
less. At the conclusion of Mr. Haas
brough's speech the irrigation bill was
ordered to be unfinished business when
the Philippine tariff bill was dispos
Three Die from Bums.
WATERLOO, Ia Feb. 7.-Oae of
the mo3t appalling accidents that ever
occurred in Waterloo was the burning
of Samuel Kushner's home. Mrs.
Kushner and two children are dead
and two other children are lying in the
hospital at the point of death from
burns they received. The Ire was
caused by the overturning of a kero
sene lamp upon a table about which
Mrs. Kushner and her six children
were gathered before retiring. The
clothing, of Mrs. Kushner and two of
the children caught fire at once and
when the first assistance arrived the
woman and two elder children were
so badly burned that they only lived a
Uuroee New Forest Ri
WASHINGTON, Feb. 7. Senator
Pritchard. from the committee on for
est reservations, today presented a
written report on the bilL appropriat
ing 15.000,000 for a forest reserve in
the South Appalachian region, as au
thorized by the committee several
days ago. The report urges the es
tablishment of the leserve for the pro
tection of the timber aad the eoaeer
vation of the waters of the laad em
braced within its proposed area, plac
ing the damage done by floods srtsisg
in that area in the year lfOl at $15,
000,000. It is claimed that the land
needed can be purchased for Lam 12
to S3 per acre.
Oleo is on the I
WASHINGTON, Feb. 7. The eeasus
bureau has issued an advance onUetin
on the manufacture of oleomargarine
in the United States. It shows that
the number of establishments increas
ed from twelve to twenty-focr between
1890 and 1930, with a total capital in
vested of $3,023,646, an iaereeee of
375 per cent.
Wants the OW
WASHINGTON. Feb. 7. Represent
ative Griffith of Indiana today intro
duced a bill to provide far coupon
currency in order that ssaaB aams ia
multiples of 5 cents may be coaveni-
ently seat by
Rhea Lease Seat h
WASHINGTON.. Pea. 7. House
election committee No 1 decided the
contested election cane of McKeaxie
Mses against BipfasaatatiiL Rhea
fdem.) of Keatathj fin the east of
the Third Keataeky eaatrict in favor
of the coateataatr receaamemiiag the
unseating of Mr. Rhea. The vote
on party lines, the dent
against unseating their i.ofleagst. The
contest is one involving alleged elec
I Guard fer
NEW TORE, Feb. 7. Wafleee W.
Downey, member of the arm which is
saHding Emperor William's
had a conference wkh
Roosevelt yesterday. The
said to have asked particalarly
the arraageawat far the
the launrhiwg He is said te
Hr. Downey that Prince Henry m ta
be the guest of the aatioa ami that
the nation wffl he reapeaefWe isr his
safety during his
Event ef th Wash
i lit I is I is
NBA ANNEX BILL
W PROVIDES UNION FIRST AS
TERRITORY, THEN AS STATE.
STAStJINGTOX. Feb. . Represent-
Newlands of Nevada, of the
aad means committee, who was
of the resolution aanexiTig
introduced a joint resolution,
the republic of Cuba to be-
a part of the United States, first
aa a tettltuij aad then as a state of
tts.aaioiu.tnbe called the state of.
Cuba, also authorizing a 25 per cent
redaction of duty on the present crop
of Caban sngar, in consideration of
Cuba's granting preferential rates to
the United States. The resolutions
Conine the 25 per cent reduction of
daties to the period prior to January
The provisions as to annexation are
"In the meantime the republic of
Cuba is Invited to become a part of
the United States of America, and her
people to become citixeas of the United
States, with the assurance that Cuba
will be entitled at first to a territorial
form of government under the con
stitution and laws of the United
States, with a delegate in congress to
represent her people, and that ulti
mate statehood will be granted, when.
In the judgment of congress, it is ad
visable to admit Cuba, including such
ether West Indies belonging to the
United States as may be deemed ad
visable, as a single state in the union.
to be called the state of Cuba."
Mr. Newlanda in explanation of his
"AH those who hare appeared to
Toice Cuba's needs aad .requirements
have indicated that an invitation to
Cuba of annexation would be accept
ed. "Annexation by force would not be
justified- It must be accomplished, if
at ail. by the free act of the Cuban
people, by which the popular will can
be tested, but the Cuban constitution
has been adopted. The Cuban con
garss will meet in February, a Cuban
government will be organized aad the
United Sates will then leave the gov
ernment and control of the island to
its people. Cuba will then be in a
posfffrm to express her will, aad it is
only necessary to tide over the pres
ent emergency by a temporary meas
ure, such as I have introduced, reduc
ing the duty on Cuban sugar one
fourth for one year and inviting Cuba
to become a part of the United States
under a territorial form of govern
ment, under the constitution, her peo
ple to be citizens, not subjects, with
the ultimate result of statehood.
"In coming into our political union.
Cnba will secure immediately the
highest degree of freedom and with it
a large market for varied products.
Those products will not threaten our
sugar industry so seriously as they
would under reciprocal trade relations.
for the reason that the restricted labor
laws of this country will apply and
will raise the cost of production to
such an extent as to prevent over
stimulation of her industries, while
her supplies will be bought tn the
high protected markets cf this cata
try, instead of the cheap markets of
the world. I much prefar political
anion, for that involves the best kind
of commercial union that can be es
tablished between the two countries
Such annexation is entirely in line
with the traditional policy of the
Schley Apaeais in Vain.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 6. The Post
tomorrow will say: It was stated last
Bight that the president's response to
the appeal of Admiral Schley would
be made public next Saturday. It is
understood that the response will be
adverse to Schley. A visitor to the
White House yesterday, with whom
I the president talked, qnoted the presi
dent as saying that he thought the
verdict of the majority of the court
ought to be sustained.
SmaUpex at Missouri Valley.
MISSOURI TALLEY, la., Feb. .
Eight families cf this city are now
under quarantine on account of small
pox. This is the first time in years
that the city has been visited by the
disease and every precaution is being
taken to stamp it cut-
Lihertaeer Appears Again.
WUXEMSTAD, Island of Curacoa.
Feb. S. According to trustworthy in
formation received here today the
Venezuelan revolutionist steamer Lib
ertador was at SahaniTIa January 31
and was to have left there February
1. in order to rene-sr its operations
against the forces of the Venezuelan
government. This seems to contra
dict the report received at Colon that
Ubertador wa sunk at Porto Colom
bit, while undergoing repairs.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 6. Rer. S. L.
of New York, secretary of
society of the Method-
church, was heard by
the lease committee on foreign affairs
ha opposition to the Mitchell
efll far Chinese exclusion. He
teak Oc positioa that general restrie
tiaaa ea immigrants should govern aff
as'in TTf'r i alike aad that dkwrimiBSr
tioa aaaxaat the Chinese alone
afmBJUl IT 1. KWUP3S
AnSher ef Reealatisn Under Which
re ftTbiaiaa Aheelum Political
I to the jfzhUs
tin mini iiminn mm
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 m n 1 1 1 1 ii i iii
The authorities of maay Spaaish
towns are aaafatiag those who suf
fered ia the recent storms with provi-
The Bulgarian brigands are begin
aiag to regard Miss Stone as a valu
able asset oa which it is riilralt to
The Chicago Coliseum, which can
seat 15,000 people and is located in
the center of the city, is to be utilized
as a mammoth indoor summer gar
den. Secret ar Root has sent to congress
a resolutioa adopted by the American
of commerce at Manila nrg-
to provide -for a Pacific
Senator Mason introduced a bill to
limit the effect of the regulation of in
terstate commerce between the sev
eral states in goods, wares aad mer
chandise. A. J. Patterson, convicted of em
boding $3,000 in city funds from the
city of Clyde, Kan , of which he was
treaearer. was sentenced to three
years in the penitentiary.
Wolff, the famous concert hall man
ager of Berlin, is dead. Eerr Wolff
began his career as a manager for
Rubenstein and later was manager for
Hans von Buelow, the musician.
It is anderstood to be the purpose
of the state department to make the
cession of proper coaliag stations oa
the isthmas a condition of the under
taking to build an isthmian canal.
The Bavarian government has sold
a loan of 85,000,000 marks to a syndi
cate of Bavarian bankers. The loan
bears interest at 34 per cent and sub
scriptions to it will soon be opened.
N. D. Parker, a young man who lives
at Ottawa, Kan., has been held for
the federal grand jary on a charge
of fraudulent use of the mails by ob
taining goods under false pretenses.
Old. enfeebled aad a victim of aom
aambnllam. Robert Haydon. aged 86
years, of Washington. intL. arose from
his bed and wandered down a nearby
lane, where he was frozen to death.
The British government replied to
Dr. Kayper, the Dutch premier, that
if the Boers in the field desired to ne
gotiate for peace, negotiations can be
sntered into, but only in South Africa.
In bis weekly review to the war of
fice Lord Kitchener states that for the
week ended February 1 twenty-nine
Boers were killed, six wounded, 142
taken prisoners and forty-eight surren
dered. A thousand Maoris of New ZeaUand
have volunteered to do garrison duty
anywhere in the British dominion with
the object of reliving a like number
of British troops for service in South
The commission on arid lands in the
house is pushing the consideration of
an irrigation bin with the expectation
that something in that direction will
be accomplished by the present con
gress. The Minesota legislature convened
in special session to act on the new
rax code. The bill prepared by the
special commission is severe on the
corporations and has the approval of
Governor Van Sent.
In the United States court ar Chey
snae A. D. Speugh. the Mannville
stockman, was sentenced to one day in
jail and to pay a fine of S50 and the
costs in the case far illegally fenc
ing government lands.
During the negotiations for the re
lease of Miss Stone, between the dele
gation and the brigands, the house is
which the party was lodged burned
Sown, but the inmates escaped with
the money to be paid as ransom.
James W. Tufts, rhe millionaire soda
water fountain manufacturer of Roe
ban, died suddenly of apoplexy at Pin
churst. N. C.
In the senate the urgent deficiency
bill as reported allowed pay to John
Slaker of Hastings as clerk to Sena
tor Dietrich from April to December
1; for J. B. Haynes as clerk to Senator
Millard from April 11 to December L
This action is made necessary because
the senators were elected or appoint
ed after the senate adjourned last
A Russian bishopric for Manchuria.
with headquarters at Pekin, will be es
tablished during the present year.
The comptroller of the currency has
approved the Omaha National bank as
a reserve agent for the First National
bank of Genoa, Neb.
The Keeley institute at Dwight. BL,
was destroyed by fire.
Iadiaa Territory is suffering the
worst grass famine is years and is
many parts cattle in poor flesh are
dying by hundreds. There have been
two weeks of cold weather.
The president has nominated S. D.
Cole of Wymore. Neb., for the post
mastership at that place.
Commander Yoang of the Nebraska
aivision of the Sons of Veterans has
Issued orders appointing Bert J. Gal
ley of Columbus division inspector.
-o mure urougB cars iu oe op-
erased between Chicago aad Kansas
City and the City of Mexico by the
Santa Fe road. The principal cause
Cor the abandonment of the through
sleeping car service to the Mexican
capital was the length of the run.
Representatives Payne " Grosven
jc, the former chairman of the ways
and means committee, had a long con
ference with the president on Jhe sub
ject of the reduction of the rax oa
Cuban ssgar imported into the United
Cuban reclprscity will sat a set
back tf the Tote depends upon Iowa,
Nebraska and Sonth Dakota. While
e of the members of the delegation
Nebraska are in favor of recip
rocal relatione with Cuba, they want
scarf rt cmxEcmmL
Collectors of scarf pins or tie Una,
o be more correct are oae of the
ads of New .York men. The recent:
obbery of Paul Gilbert Thebaud by
us valet revealed that Mr. Thebaud
ras one who cultivated this hobby.
One of the largest collections of the
and was left-some years ago by "Jiai
nie Wood, an eccentric bachelor, well
mown in New York society. wbe livd
it the old New York hoteL Mr. Wood
eft nearly 500 pins, which were dis
ributed to various friends. He was a
jachelcr and a native of Baltimore,
dis hair and -whiskers were fiery red.
md for a long time he dyed them,
naking them almost supernatural and
dephistophelean in their 'effect. Sud
ienly he gave up the deception, aad
ifterward appeared with snow-white
2air aad side appeadages. He'was a
vays in' love with the last society
jeauty, but he would never propose.
ind-hf- took; deepest-xxmhrage if any of.
em married. To oae daughter of a
.odally prominent family, a famous
jeauty still, he had left a large sum
n his wilL On her marriage, however,'
le managed to change the amount of
senses and the punctuation point so
'hat her dowry from him fell from
ihausands to hundreds not being in
dued to further expiess bis dissat
isfaction is a legal codiciL
William Cutting and Center Hitch
ck have collections of the pins al
most as extensive as is that of Mr.
Thebaud. Many of these were given
ihem at wedding3 at which they were
POPE AND UNITED ITALY.
rthli Qwatlaa Btaafea ta Way f a
Both young and old. the holy father
said at Christmas, were wanted in the
Christian movement for the upraising
jf the people, and young and old must
work hand in hand. These frequent
exhortations of the pope to union
imong Catholics suggests the existence
jf causes of dissension, says the Tab
.et. There are Catholics of the old school.
ond of a quiet life, who refuse to take
aote of .the changed conditions of. the
times: on the other hand, there are
irdent young spirits who forget that
there has been a past at all. and who
seek to impress their own ideas whole
ind entire, as in a new creation, on the
Italy of today.
To these especially the holy father
iddresses a former instruction on the
social movement, in which he urges
that it must be in continuity with the
past, must draw its inspiration from,
religion, and its direction from the
oastors of the church. There have
seen some few who were ready to leave
the Roman question and the rights of
che holy see is the background in their
eagerness to prove the democratic
character of the Catholic movemeat
The Roman question does undoubtedly
clock the way of the Italian govern
ment, whose path will never be 3mocth
antH it has solved it to the satisfaction,
of the pope.
EVOLUTION OF ELEPHANTS.
Statable Flat ia EarpC Waick a;
The history of the extinct members
of the elephant order has always prov
ed of interest because of the associa
tion of primitive mas as a contempo--ary
of the mammoth. Older elephasts
(frun this big furred elephast are
ksown to science, and among them
stand out very promisently the masto
dons. One of the unsolved points regarding
elephant history in the past has been
the nature of the links, which on the
evolution theorv are bound to exi3t byl
way of connecting these giant creat
ures with their ancestors, says the
London Chronicle. Dr. C W. Andrews
has been making a notable find in
Egypt, such as may serve to supply the
5aps and to produce the missing
links' is the elephant chain of descent.
He has found the fossil remains of
an animal which, while smaller than
the mastodons, is evidently closely re
lated to them on the one side. Beyond
rH'g comes another fossil find of a still
more primitive elephant that takes us
back is the family history to the
hoofed quadrupeds. This last form
may come to be regarded as the point
af departure of the elephant branch of
the mtiTPTTi',a- tree. The British Mu
seum will probably be duly enriched
by the exhibition of these primitive
types of elephant life.
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Those who suppose that the work of
authorship is easy may be interested
to learn some of the expedients re
sorted to by distinguished men" of let
ters. With strong and vigorous men
like Victor Hugo and CatuIIe Mendes a
walk is sufficient to- stimulate- ideas;
the weak, on the contrary, like Des
:artes and Leibnitz, find their inspir
ation lying down. Cujas usually wrote
lying on his stomach. Rossini and
Ambroise Thomas were inspired only
when is bed. Chateaubriand used to
dictate to his secretary .while walking
barefooted up asd down his chamber.
Bossouet wrapped his head in warm
'inen. Balzac wore a monk's cowl and
autiera red dressing gown, it is said
'.hat without his scarlet jacket M
Francois Coppee could not write. Lord
Derby when writing filled his- mouth
jvith cherry brandy. Fesimore Cooper
sucked gam and Pierre Lot! has re
course to perfumes.
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A statistician in New -Jersey, with
the lack of delicate feelTag common to
ais kind, has gone into the question of
the marriage process from a purely
economic standpoint: He finds that
the 15.S73 Jersey weddings' celebrated
during the present year have cost
about $965,090 in outfits, social func
tions, honeymoon trips, fees, presents.
etc This is as average 'of tlSS and a
few odd cents per wedding. The -ex-i
penses of the -courtsnip period are.
classed as incidentals', asif they range
from S9& per courting up fato the
thousands, making as averaga of some
thing like 122. These figures show well
for. an industry protected by the Lloyd
Marriage License law. They are not
eloquent as disceuragers of. hesitation
before the matrimonial step.
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