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VOLUME XXXII. NUMBER 46.
COLUMBUS. NEBRASKA. WEDNESDAY. FEBRUARY 19. 1902.
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WHEELER AND GROSVENOR EX
CHANGE LIVELY WORDS.
FORMER ASSAILS PRESIDENT
He Denounces Our Attitude Toward
England as "Flunkeyiam" Thinks
it Proper that Lord Pauncefote Be
WASHINGTON. Feb.. 15. The mo
notony of a private pension day of
the house was enlivened by an im
passioned speech from Mr. Wheeler
of Kentucky in denunciation of what
-he denominated "flunkeyism" to for
eign countries. He took the recent
statements emanating from the conti
nental cabinets regarding the attitude
of Great Britain during the Spanish
American war as a text for a whole
,sale attack upon the trend of the
United States recent diplomacy. He
severely scored Secretary Hay and de
clared that if Lord Pauncefote had
sought, as was alleged, to circumvent
this- country during the war of 1898,'
the sooner he was shipped across the
seas the better.
He also criticised the president for
his reported intention to send his
daughter to the coronation of King
Edward and protested against the offi-'
cial reception of Prince Henry.
His speech aroused the house to a
high pitch of excitement and elicited
from .Mr. Bouteil of Illinois a spiced
defence of Secretary Hay, whom he
eulogized in high terms. Several
members took a hand and later in the
afternoon Mr. Grosvenor of Ohio took
Mr. Wheeler to task for his "inop
portune protest" and rehearsed the
history of the visit of the prince of
Wales to this country in I860 and
his reception by President Buchanan.
Mr. Wheeler excoriated what he
termed the modern disposition toward
"European flunkeyism." Until 1896.
he said, all Americans had gloried In
the splendid isolation of the republic
and its determination to hold aloof
from foreign entangling alliances.
Less than fire years ago., he declared,
a president, "goaded on by the pitia
ble flunkey in the State department."
had stretched his arras across the seas
in adulation to the people of Great
Britain and today the government was
hugging to its bosom that which since
the battle of Yorktown had systemat
ically and persistently plotted our
' "I have respect for the present oc
cupant of. the- White House, I frankly
avowsa'd the speaker. "I think he
re too honest to be palatable to the
average republican partisan. A little
.Quixotic, it is true, hasty-tempered,
full-blooded and not exactly desirable
to many of our citizens, and I indulge
the hope that the lingering element
of Americanism will induce him at the
first opportunity to boot out that man
in the State department, who in my
judgment has brought us to this hu
"England a friend of the United
States? I would to God she were, but
what a spectacle have we presented
in order to boast that we have the
friendship of Great Brtain and have
become a world power.
"For more ihan four years we have
witnessed Great Britain maintaining
military stations inside' the borders
of two republics. We have se?n her
agents going up and down this coun
try enlisting men and buying mate
rials of war. and 1 believe I will not
travel outside the record when I as
sert that any. member upon this flcor
who has served here as much as
four years has -received letters from
his constituents protesting against the
enforced enlistment of. American boys
by the English government to do bat
tle in South Africa.
"We have swung further away from
the democratic traditions, from repub
lican ideas and repub'ican principles
in the last five years than in the pre
vious 10o .years."'
W. E. West Acquitted.
AMES". la.. Feb. 14. The trial of W.
E. West of Grand Forks. Minn., for
killing Frank March, has resulted .in
his acquittal after a three weeks' ses
sion. Report of Tolstoi's Death.
VIENNA. Feb. 15. The Nieus Wie
ner Journal publishes an unconfirmed
rumor that Count Tolstoi is dead.
A bill was introduced in congress
by Delegate Flynn. providing for two
additional judges in Oklahoma and
placing judicial salaries- in the terri
tory at $5.CmX a year.
Introduces Treason Bill.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 15. Senator
Hoar today offered the following
amendment to the Philippine tariff
bill .now pending in the senate, the
provision to be inserted at the end:
"No person in the Philippine, islands
shall, under the authority of the Uni
ted States, be convicted of treason by
any tribunal, civil or military, unless
upon the testimony of two witnesses
to the same overt act or confession
in open court."
Fitz Says He is Willing.
NEW YORK. Feb. 15.-VRobert Fitz
Simmons said today that he would ac
cept a proposition made by James Jef
fries for a fiaish contest between
them, the winner to take 60 per cent
and the loser V- per cent of the purse.
Fitzsimmoas said he was willing tc
sign articles at any time, and the only
stipulation he .wished to make was
that the wiaaer should have all of
the proceeds derived from the picture
THE STATE FAIR FOR 1902.
Officers Elected and Class Superin
LINCOLN, Neb., Feb. 15. Officers
were elected and class superintend
ents chosen by the State Board "of Ag
riculture to supervise the work of the
coming state fair, ihe premium list
was also revised. It was practically
decided to hold evening entertain
ments at the fair grounds next fall.
The following officers were elected:
General superintendent. William Fas
ter, Sal til lo; superintendent of gates,
E. 31. Searle jr.. Ogalalla; superin
tendent of agricultural hall, J. R
Cantlin. Blair; superintendent of art
hall. W. A. Poynter, Lincoln; super
intendent of transportation, O. M.
Druse. Lincoln ; superintendent of for
age, Charles Mann,. Chadron; superin
tendent of booths, George C. Furnas,
Lincoln; superintendent of amphithe
ater, A. L. Stillson, York; chief of po
lice, George W. Overmeier. Kearney.
The following class superintendents
wer named: E. I. Vance, Pawnee
City, horses and mules; Elijah Filley,
Beatrice, cattle; R. M. Wolcott, Ar
cher, sheep; L. W. Leonard, Pawnee
City, swine; C. M. Llewwellyn, Bea
ver City, poultry; L. Morse, Benkle
man, farm products; Mrs. G. H. Dev
ereux, Omaha, women's textile depart
ment: Mrs. F. M. Hall, Lincoln, fine
arts; S. C. Bassett, Gibbon, dairy;
Charles Fordyce, University Place, ed
ucation; E. Newcomb, Friend, bees
and honey; W. H. Barger. Hebron, me
chanical arts; H. L. Cook, St Paul,
machinery; W. H. Barger, Hebron, in
struments; county collective exhibits,
W. E. Ewing, Franklin; discretionary,
Y- H. Barger; speed. George F. Dick
DESPERATE FIGHT FOR MONEY.
Farmer Resists Robbers Until Beaten
GRAND ISLAND, Neb., Feb. 15.
Thomas R. Varah. a prominent far
mer residing five miles southeast of
Doniphan, was assaulted and robbed
of $65 in his own home, between 9
and 10 o'clock at night. He was alone
in the house with his children, the
other members of the family, includ
ing his son-in-lavr, having gone to a
dance a quarter of a mile distant.
Varah was awakened by a handker
chief over his mouth. He threatened
to call his son-in-law, but was inform
ed by the robbers that his son-in-law
was at the dance, showing that the
robbers had been posted.
They ordered him to get out of bed
and go down stairs. Varah had been
at Hastings the day before and in a
business transaction had secured $250
in cash.. On the way down stairs he
took the larger of the rolls of bills
and tucked it under his drawers. leav
ing only $G5 in his trousers' pocket.
All but this amount was therefore
Farmer Killed by a Bull.
NORT BEND. Neb., Feb. 15. A
farmer named Fred Ladehoff was kill
ed by a bull ia his feed yard near this
place. His small son saw the animal
rolling him along the ground on his
horns and ran to tell his mother. When
the two arrived at the yard they suc
ceeded in driving the animal away, but
Mr. Ladehoff was dead. It had bscn
scarcely half an hour since he left his
house. The man's left side was crush
ed and all the ribs broken on that
side. His head "and face were bruised
and his arms broken.
In Interest of Old Veterans.
HUMBOLDT. Neb., Feb. 15. Cap
tain J. P. Grinstead of this city, who
served two years in the Philippines
with the, Twenty-second regiment of
United States volunteers and who was
mustered out last spring and returned
home, has gone to Washington to
work with a number of his brother of
ficers to secure desired changes in the
army bill, which they believe discrim
inated against a few by reason of the
age limit, preventing their getting
proper credit and advancement.
Raising Angora Goats.
CALLAWAY. Neb.. Feb. 15. Morri
son Bros., ranchmen, have just enter
ed into a new industry for this por
tion of the country, having received
seventy head of fine Angora goats,
which they have placed on their ranch
near their place. As the increase of
these animals will more than double
in a year's time, it is thought they
are a paying investment. It is said
they are more healthful than either
cattle or sheep.
Root Returns to Work.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 14. Although
still suffering with a severe cold. Sec
retary Root today resumed his duties
at the war department.
Arrests for Theft of Swine.
BROKEN BOW. Neb.. Feb. 15.
Chris Burhof of Roten Valley, in the
southwest part of Custer county, was
arrested and lodged in jail by Deputy
Sheriff Richardson on the charge of
stealing thirteen hogs of James Byler
about Christmas. .Elisha Furgerson.
who is charged with being an associ
ate in the theft, was arrested at Kio
wa. Wash., and is to be brought here.
The hogs were sold at Cozad the
morning after they, were stolen.
Real Estate Men Elect.
ETJPWOXT. Xeh. Feb. 15. Tn roil
estate dealers perfected a permanent
organization under the name of the
Nebraska Real Estate Dealers' asso
ciation and elected these officers:
President, James Conklin cf Franklin;
secretary, J. F. Hansen of Fremont;
treasurer, R. E. Moore of Lincoln r vice
presidents. H. C. Smith of Falls City.
G. G Wallace of Omaha, Alonzo
Thompeon of Fallerton. A. D- Curtis
HOUSE ADOPTS RESOLUTION
FOR POPULAR ELECTION.
MEASURE HAS NO OPPOSITION
Bill to Construct Bridge at St. Joseph
is Among Those Passed Ex-Confederates
to Be Reimbursed for
Loss of Side-Arms.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 14. The house
yesterday unanimously adopted a res
olution proposing an amendment to
the constitution cf the United States
for the election cf senators by dire't
popular vote. There was no demand
for time to debate the resolution. This
is the fourth time the house has
adopted a similar resolution.
Two bills of general importance
were passed by the house, the re
mainder of the time being devoted to
minor business. One was a senate bill
to provide for the payment of claims
of confederate officers and soldiers
whose horses, side arms and baggage
were taken from them by union sol
diers, contrary to the terms cf the
surrender of Lee's and Johnson's
armies. The amount to be paid un
der the bill was limited to J50.CO0.
The other bill was to confer on the
Spanish claims commission authority
to send for persons and papers and to
punish for contempt.
A bill also was passed to grant to
the White River Railroad company
the right to construct a railroad a?ros
the government lands in Independence
Speaking to a pro forma amend
ment to the latter bill. Mr. Corliss
(rep.) of Michigan, who is the author
of the bill to provide for the laying
of a government cable from San
Francisco to Manila, addressed the
house on the cable project H2 was
opposed, he said, to congress yielding
concessions to private cable monop
olies, notably the Commercial Cable
company, controlled by the Mackay
Bennett forces, and dwelt on the im
portance of the United States operat
ing its own cable lines.
"The right to construct cable 1 n?s,"
he said, "is an inherent right or the
nation. No one has a right to lay
a cable without permission of con
gress. There is no law in existence
by which cables can be laid."
"Ccngress," he continued, "has as
sumed the right to control ihe con
struction and operation of cable lines
to Alaska. Is it not far more im
portant for the maintenance of peace
and for the welfare of cur people to
contrcl eablp communicat'on with
Hawaii, the Phi'ippines and the other
islands in the Pacific?"
The following bills were passed:
To authorize a bridge across the
Arkansas river near Fort G.bscn, I.
T.; to construct a bridge acrcss the
Misscuri river at St. Joseph. Mo., and
to authorize the Memphis. Helena &
Louisiana railrcad to construct bridges
across the White and Arkansas rivers.
When the committee on election of
president, vice president and repre
sentatives in ccngress was considered.
Mr. Corliss called up the jo'nt resolu
tion proposing a constitutional amend
ment to provide for the election of
senators of the Un:ted States by pop
ular vote. He expla:ned that the
resolution was practically identical
with the one passed by the house in
several congresses and said he did not
think it necessary to discuss the meas
ure. STRIKES CHRISTIAN SCIENCE.
Ohio House Passes a Bill Imposing
COLUMBUS. O.. Feb. 14. The
house today passed a bill aimed at
Christian Scientists. It provides that
any parent or guardian who shall
willfully deprive any sick child un
der IS years of age sha'.l be fined
from $10 to $200, or imprisoned for
six months or both.
A bill was introduced appropriat
ing $75,000 for a state building and
exhibit at the St. Louis exposition.
The position of the house on the
proposition of abandoning the canals
was indicated today when a bill pro
viding for the adbandonment of a
remnant of the Wabash and Erie ca
nal in Paulding county was passed.
Only two votes were recorded against
Warts Kiel Canal Widened.
BERLIN. Feb. li. The German
Nautical society of Hamburg has
passed a resolution for the widening.'
of tie Kiel canal, as this canal has
already reached its traffic capacity.
Too Many American Hogs.
BERLIN, Feb. 14. The Association
of German Swine Breeders, which has
assembled here, has discussed the
scarcity of hogs suitable for butcher
ing. The general secretary of the '
association, Herr Burkhart explain
ed that the unrestrained importation
of American bacon and lard was com
pletely ruining the German fattening
business and making Germany entire
ly dependent on the hog markets ot
the United States.
Germans Visit Officers.
NEW YORK. Feb. 14. Rear Ad
irirai Count Baudissin. commandei
of the German imperial yacht Hohen
zolisrn. beran to pay return calls tc
the city officials and military and na
val officers whose representatives
were receired on the Hohenzollem
yesterday. The rear adoiraL in full
dress uniform of the German navy
accompanied by an aide and the Ger
man: consul, General Bnenz. paid his !
respects to Rear Admiral. Barker. I
FOR GOVERMENT EXHIBIT.
House Committee and St. Louis Man
WASHINGTON, Feb. 14. The o-
cials of the government board for the
St. Louis exposition and a number
of St. Louis men identified with that
enterprise today were before the
bouse committee on expositions rela
tive to the amount required for the
Congress has heretofore appropri
ated 1250.000 as a part of the amouat
for the building, but the amount for
the exhibit itself was left open.
Assistant Secretary of Agriculture
Brigham, head of the government
board, and his assistants calculate oa
I800.C0O for the exhibit. They also
desire a building to cost $450,000.
Supervising Architect Taylor of the
Treasury department stated that the
building would cost from 150,000 to
$75,000 more if built within the time
originally set for opening the exposi
tion than it would if another year was
The various officials explained the
magnitude of the work and the plana
to make this government exhibit in
every way worthy of the enterprise
as a whole.
RUSSIA LIKELY TO PLAY EVEN.
Austrian Papers See a Way to Be Re
venged. VIENNA, Feb. 14. The Anglo-Japanese
treaty of alliance is the feature
of today's news in the Austrian news
papers and Russia's probable action
is widely discussed. The consensus
of opinion among those who are gen
erally in touch with Russian views
is that the militant Muscovites will
endeavor to revenge themselves by
stirring up disorders in Afghanistan,
while the Russian government will lie
low, awaiting the moment when Jap
an, having organized the military
forces of China, will join hands with
the latter and drive out all Euro
peans with the exception of the Rus
sians, who. by that time, will occupy
an impregnable position in Manchu
ria. Some of the papers affect to see
in the publication of the treaty at
the time when Admiral Prince Henry
of Prussia is starting for the United
States "Great Britain's reply to Ger
many's reapproachment with the Uni
NOW OUT OF DANGER.
Young Roosevelt is on the Road to
GROTON. Mass., Feb. 14. The
most eventful day 'at the Groton
school since Theodore Roosevelt, jr.,
became ill closed with the departure
o President Roosevelt for Washing
ton late last evening. Before that
the president, in the homely phrase
"Ted has improved with such rapid
jumps that I am sure he is out of the
woods." had told to the world of the
lead lifted from his mind.
The day was full of happiness for
the president and Mrs. Roosevelt, and
for all at the infirmary or near the
school grounds. The first report
from the bedside of young Roosevelt
showed that he bad passed a good
night. After the morning examina
tion by the doctors it was announced
that the boy's condition was pro
gressing favorably. The report said
that the lungs were clearing well,
although the patient was still in the
second stage of pleuro-pneumonia.
known to medical men as the stage
Olympia Ready for Prince.
NEW YORK. Feb. 14. The United
States cruiser Olympia. Captain Hen
ry Lyman commanding, went into the
harbor from Boston and dropped an
chor off Tompkinsville. S. I., about 1
o'clock. Olympia comes here to par
ticipate in the naval reception of
Prince Henry, after which it will pro
ceed south to become the flagship of
Rear Admiral Higginson. commanding
the North Atlantic squadron, now in
West Indian waters.
WATERLOO, la.. Feb. 14. For
shooting six quail Harry Fields, taxi
dermist for the state normal school,
was fined $125 by Justice Hildebrant.
Fields will take an appeal, as he
holds that he had a right to kill the
quail for scientific purposes.
Commissioner of Indian Affairs
Jones has given formal notice that
the new leases of the 480.000 acres of
KIcwa Indian lands in Oklahoma, bor
dering on Texas, will take effect April
17, as originally proposed. An effort
had been made to have the date post
poned some months.
Merging Express Companies.
SAN FRANCISCO. Feb. 14. The
Cal intimates that the four big ex
press companies of the country the
Adams. American, United States and
Wells-Farg(j may merge into one
corporation. It says that "word
comes by private message from the
east that E. H. Harriman. president
of the Southern Pacific company, will
be elected to the presidency of the
Wells-Fargo Express company at the
next meeting of the stockholders."
For Educating the South.
NEW YORK. Feb. 14. A movement
to organize educational work in the
United States, especially in the south, i
on a scale larger than has ever been
attempted heretofore, has been gain
ing ctrength rapidly in this city with
in a few weeks, says the Tribune. It
hzz attracted the favor of a dozen or
mere men; cf great wealth, among t
them John D. Rcckefeller and his som. j
who are said to have determined to
give needed flnaacisl support.
JFH.IPINOS PETITION FOR PERMA-
t; NENT UNION WITH AMERICA.
'ays Natives Desire a Definite Civil
Farm af Government All Provinces
-' Except Two Said Now to Be Peace
fuL WASHINGTON. Feb. 13. The me
morial of the federal party of the
Philippine islands was transmitted to
the senate yesterday by the secretary
C war, together with a letter of
tramsmittal by Governor Taft, in
whose charge the document was given.
The memorial was adopted at an ex
traordinary sessIon"or the federal
party held in Manila in Noevmber. It
sets forth that the performance of that
obligation of the treaty of Paris which
gave the United States congress au
thority to fix the statutes of the Phil
ippine islands, has been deferred to
this time because of the attack by
the Filipinos upon the sovereignty of
the United States, an act brought
about, the memorial says, through a
misunderstanding and not through
hatred of the American sovereignty.
It further states that out of the
sixty provinces and districts war ex
ists in only two Batatngas and Sa
mar. It also asserts that it is a dem
onstrated fact that the pueblos, or
towns, anxiously desire a "definitive
civil rule," and says that those who
are still in arms allege the lack of a
civil regime, "agreed upon and pro
mulgated by the congress of the
United States as a weighty pretext far
their belligerent attitude, which regime
shall determine at once the political
status and civil rights of the inhab
itants of the archipelago in accord
ance with the treaty of Paris."
The memorial then makes a pres
entation of the deduction of the fed
eral party that congress should pro
ceed to carry into effect its intention
of defining the future of the Philip
pines in their relations to the United
States and asserts that there is no
reason for not replacing the military
regime "by a civil rule of a popular
character in conformity with the de
cisive words of the never-to-be-forgotten
The memorial proper is divided into
two parts. The first of these is a pe
tition for annexation and a presenta
tion of the form of government de
sired. In this subdivision the federal
party sets forth that' it has made an
exhaustive study of both the Filipinos
and the Americans and concludes that
from the mass of data collected it is
"the intention of the two peoples that
they should never be disunited." The
memorial then proceeds:
To make the Philippines a co'ony
of the United States or to grant in
dependence to the Philippines wouid
be to hand the islands over to disorder
and to anarchy, to destruction and to
chaos. In effect the colonial system
involves the principles of difference
of citizenship, in equality of rights
and other consequent abuses and in
justices, of all of which we Filipinos
were surfeited under the Spanish gov
ernment, and for this reason we re
ject everything which tends toward a
colony. Philippine independence, with
or without a protectorate, means a
holding of power by all the tribal ele
ments of the secas which predominate,
and would predominate still for years,
until the anger of Filipinos toward
Filipinos shall have become complete
ly calmed, education become general
and the fanaticism we have inherited
from Spain exiled. Federation or an
nexation would settle all these difficul
ties by concentrating the interest of
the Filipino people upon education
HOPE FOR AMERICAN SUPPORT.
British Papers Think We Sympathize
LONDON, Feb. 13. The liberal aft
ernoon newspapers view the al.iance
between Great Britain and Japan with
mixed feelings and consarvative or
gans generally applaud it. The St.
James Gazette (conservative) express
es "modified surprise at this wide de
parture from British traditional pol
icy," but finds solace in the thought
that the policy and interests of the
United States are identical with those
of Great Britain and Japan, and con
cludes: "Perhaps we shall find, when
the policy of Great Britain is definitely
known, that the United States is
formally cr informally a party to the
league of peace in the far east At
any rate, no effort should be spared
to secure its adhesion."
Destroys Many Buildings.
PITTSBURG, Feb. 13. An early
morning fire- at Haverhill, Pa., on the
West Penn railroad, destroyed $75,000 I
worth of property and for a time
threatened the entire place. The fire
started in the plant of the Duquesne
Distributing company and before it
was under control consumed the main
structure, a four-story brick building.
the First Methodist Episcopal church:
postoffice and Thompson's general
store, a large frame building.
Cling to Spring Shooting.
SIOUX CITY. la., Feb. 13. The Soo
Gun club, whose membership includes
168 sportsmen in Sioux City and vi
cinity, opposes the proposed passage
f a bill by the Iowa legislature to
prohibit shooting of all kinds. The
clnb decided to call upon the legisla
tors to oppose the bill, and C. C. Ham
ilton, cowrt reporter, who is president
of the club, and H. H. Hawman, ex
chief of police, who is captain, will
ha scat to lofcby against it.
R. L. Deakin, pioneer and legislator.
Is dead at St Paul. On February 1
his wife died, and while standing by
her body he was stricken with paraly
sis. The eleventh Continental Congress
.of the Daughters of the American Rev
olution is to be held in Washingtoa
during the week commencing Febru
Unwilling to face her husbftnd in a
compromising situation. Mrs. Lydia
Timmons. wife of J. L. Timmons of
Edwardsville, Kan., attempted suicide
Emperor William visited at the al
cohol exhibition which was opeaed in
Berlin, and showed keen interest in
the plans for introducing alcohol fuel
on warships. - -
The Virginia constitutional conven
tion is to recommend that city, like
county, treasurers should not be eli
gible to re-election after two terms
of four years each.
Secretary of the Navy Long, in the
statement sent to the senate, says the
total cost of the new navy has been
$99,803,928 for construction and $9,
343,233 for repairs.
A report by the Illinois state board
of health shows that smallpox in that
state is rapidly declining, the number
of cases now extant being 1,000 less
than on January 1.
Tommy Ryan and Australian Tim
Murphy have signed articles for a ten
round boxing contest at catch weights
before the Tuxedo club in Kansas City
Tuesday night. February 25.
It is related of Samuel Alvin Sper
ry. who has just died in Reno county.
Kansas, that he was one of a family
of fourteen children, all of whom liv
ed to be more than 75 years old.
Ex-Senator Chandler says President
Roosevelt has set a pace in his atten
tion to the transaction of public busi
ness that will kill any of his suc
cessors who may attempt to keep it
Temp Percifiefd. an expressman of
Chariton. Iowa, received word from
Mexico. Mo., that his grandfather has
died at an advanced age and left him
a portion of his estate, valued at $20,
000. General Manager Dickinson of the
Union Pacific, while on a trip over
the southern lines.' received a tele
gram announcing the death cf his
brother, James Dickinson, in Cleve
Representative Cooper of Texas In
troduced a bill to provide for the se
lection of a site for a United States
naval station and dry dock on or near
Sabine Pass, cr the Neches or Sabine
Senator Dietrich introduced a bill
extending the time allowed for the
Omaha & Northern railroad to con
struct a railroad and erect stations on
the Omaha and Winnebago reserva
tions until 1906.
In the senate yesterday a hill ap
propriating $200,000 for the erection
of a public building at Newcastle, Pa.,
was passed at the request of Mr.
Quay of Pennsylvania,
crease of $4,036.
A special dispatch received in Lon
don from Rome says that at a meeting
of representatives of Italian lodges of
Free Masons it was decided that Ital
ian Free Masonry should cease to be
a secret society.
Former Lieutenant Diraison of the
French army announces that he has
now given full satisfaction to all per
sons offended by his book, "Les Mart
times," and will now devote himself
to the advertising of his work.
Robbers tunneled into a bank at
Muskegon, Mich., and secured $125 in
The gross receipts of the Omaha
postoffice for the month of January
were $40,259. against $35,223 for the
same period of last year
The condition of General Fnnston.
who was operated on recently at Kan
sas City, is much improved.
The Mexican government has voted
$20,000 in aid of the victims of the
earthquake at Chilpancingo and the
'City of Mexico will send. aid also.
' Miss Nancy Roberts died at Port
land, Ore., aged 109 years. She came
from Missouri to Oregon in 1852.
Attorney W. A. Lewis of Spokane
was sentenced to seven years in the
penitentiary for the theft of $7,000
from one of his clients.
Pottawattamie Indians near Guthrie,
Okl.. are preparing to migrate to Ta
Small. Maynard & Co.. publishers
of Boston, have made an assignment.
No statement of assets or liabilities
General Joseph Wheeler told a boys
brigade in Philadelphia the other
night that his earnest hope is that
we shall never have another war.
and he aded that there will never be
1 Z M -
any necessity ior one u an persona
LwUl be good."
H. T. Oxnard, as president of the
American Beet Sugar association,
presented to the ways and means
committee of the house a petitioa urg
ing that a committee be sent to Cuba
to obtain the actual facts regarding
the condition of the Cuban planters.
Grand lodge, Ancient Order of Uni
ted Workmen, convened in biennial
session. Reports showed that the or
der had increased from 4.496 to f,555.
Benefits paid during the past two
years aggregate $212,584.21, aa in
crease of $47,431.02.
Major E. Latta of Waterloo, la., ha3
been appointed a pressman in ths gov
ernment printing office.
At Portland, Ind.. Congressman Cro
mer was nominated for the thirl time
over Messrs. Shockney and Duncan.
Thirteen ballots were taken.
aiout newspaper emmes.
ThT Hav CMlts. Sohm or Which
AppiT to CwMtltaUamL
The average critic of the newspaper
does not own stock in any newspaper
ann does not know the cost of getting
the news. The chances are that he has
never consciously met a reporter. Yet
most of what he knows from reading
outside of his own business or profes
sion has been taught him by the news
papers. They show him every day
that the world is not what he waits
it to be and it is hard for him to learn
their lessons and -serially hard to
make allowances for their faults. He
may be lazy they are industrious for
him; he may be stupid they are ia
tplligent for him: he may be timid
they are bold for him: yet he de
nounces the newspapers.
When a reporter, working day aad
night, throws the ardor of youth or the
pity of age into tragic scenes from
court where every one with a bright
heart was in tears he denounces the
newspapers: When an editorial-
which he hunts for before breakfast
in order to know what to think im
mediately after some momentous trag
edy is not exhaustive, he denounces
the newspapers. His especial condem
nation is bestowed upon what he calls
the vulgar publicity of the newspa
pers. When he reads enough papers or ex
tends his reading beyond his newspa
pers and his business, or. better still.
tries to prevent some injustice, he may
learn that vulgar publicity is often a
safeguard of justice. Good taste and
the modest reserve of private life too
often tempt the critic to shrink from
an open fight -with oppression. One ot
the arts of the leading criminals
among politicians is to scare off the
private citizen by warning him that
evil communications corrupt good
manners. But public spirit "is much F
more robust and efficient, says the At
lantic Monthly, when coupled with a
familiar knoVledge of the vulgar
TALKING TO ONE'S SELF.
BaUaff 1 Coaiaioa That It Is a Syaia
tam of laaaaity.
Talking to one's self has this obvious
advantage over any other form of ora
tory or gossip one is assured of a
But it has also this peculiar draw
back it is supposed to be one of the
early symptoms of insanity. Wrongly
so, perhaps. A mad doctor might rule
the habit out of his diagnosis.
Nevertheless the popular belief is
firmly rooted. And it is for fear of
this belief, doubtless, that we talk to
ourselves, even as we dress our hair
with straws, so rarely. It may be said
that we never do address ourselves at
any length except in the delirium of
a fever. In moments of ordinary ex
citement, of course, we utter to the
wind some sort of appropriate ejacu
lation. Delight wrings from us a cry
of "Hurrah!" or "Thank heaven!"
even though there be none by to echo
Similarly in any disgust we emit one
of those sounds whose rather poor
equivalents in print are "Ughtf and
"Faugh!" "D n!" and "Tut!" Much
farther than this we do not go. "Why.
what an ass am I!" cries Hamlet in
one of his soliloquies. Omitting the
first word and transposing the last two,
the ordinary modern man does often
soliloquize to that extent. But he
could no more soliloquize to Hamlet's
extent than he could speak in deca
syllabics. Nor is there any reason to suppose
that that class of the community with
which, contemptuous of his own flu
ency, Hamlet compared himself, is or
ever was more prone to sol I loonies we
cannot accept Hamlet as an unbiased
We merely find in him the possible
origin of the belief that talking to
one's self is a bad sign.
Thoaxht tha Doctor Kaaw.
At the last annual meeting of the
Association of Military Surgeons of the
United States Maj. John Van R. Hoff.
in the course of his speech accepting
the presidency of the association, told 1
the following story: "A lady was pass
ing through the wards of an over
crowded military hosiptal when she
suddenly encountered two men sawing
and hammering on some boards. She
looked at them in some surprise and
wonderingly asked: 'What are you do
ing there, my menr They looked up
at her and one of them said: 'What
are we doing? Why, we are making a
coftln, that's what we are doing. 'A
coffin?' she asked. 'For whom are you
making a coffin?' 'For that fellow over
there in that bed. Don't you see himr
The lady looked in the direction indi
cated and saw a man apparently in
good condition and watching the oper
ation with great interest. 'Why. that
man is not dead. and. indeed, he does
not look as if he were going to die.
Can't you postpone this work? 'No.'
the men said, 'we can't postpone ir
The doctor told us to make the coffin,
and he knows what he gave him."
WoaMa'a Sbrawd Basiaeaa Sanaa.
Miss Ella Connard of New York, un
til recently, was employed by a life
insurance company in that city, where
her shrewd business sense had come
under the notice of an official of the
Pennsylvania Railroad company. The
company was desirous of purchasing
some land in West Thirty-fourth street
to be used as terminals, but did not
wish this fact to become public, for the
reason that publicity of that kind
would inevitably put the, price away
up. Miss Connard was employed to
negotiate for the property, and so well
did she manage that the company was
saved a vast sum. the total payment
being in millions. The clever young
woman's commission was of such pro
portions that she will have a comfort
able income for life-
a Gaaaraaa Mn. -
Mr. Newlywed (solicitously) And
how do you get along with the butcher,
Mrs. Newlywed Oh. splendidly. He
is aach a generous man. Mortimer.
When "I order a four-pound roa3t he
always sends one weighing six or
Ridicule never kills unless the death
is deserved- I
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