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VOLUME iXXH. NXIMBER 49.
COLUMBUS. NEBRASKA. WEDNESDAY. MARCH 12. 1902.
WHOLE NUMBER 1.661,
COMPLETES HIS ITINERARY OF
HIGHLY IMPRESSED WITH VISIT
peaks in Cordis! Terms of United
States and His Reception Grateful
.for American Hospitality What
Captain Von Muller Said.
NEW YORK. March 8. Prince Hen
ry of Prussia yesterday completed his
tour and is once more in New York,
where he will remain until Monday,
when he goes to Philadelphia. He was
absent from the city for nine days,
during which time his special train
was within the territory of thirteen
" states and fogged a total distance of
He was greatly pleased with his trip
and last night, through his aide. Cap
tain von Muller, issued a statement
xpressing his satisfaction at the op
portunity which came to him and his
gratification at the cordiality with
which he was received throughout the
country. Captain von Muller said:
"His royal highness is very much
pleased by his trip into the interior of
the United States. He is fully aware
of the fact that he has had only a
very superficial glimpse of a very
small portion of the United States,
and that he might perhaps have used
his time to greater advantage had he
remained in one of the larger cities of
the east. But he is convinced, never
theless, that, considering the charac
ter of his mission, the trip was the
right thing for him. In making it he
has obtained a fair idea of the country
and its resources which the capital of
the "United States and the great com
mercial centers of the east alone could
not have given himr bnt more than
this impression he valuees the hearty
welcome which he met in all places
he went through; a welcome that
showed him how the people of the
United States everywhere understood
and appreciated the intention of the
German emperor in sending him here.
"The prince mad a speech in St.
Louis in which he said he regretted
not to have been able to express his
thanks to those who greeted him at
the railway station or otherwise to
show him their respects- He wishes
to have the intent of that speech con
veyed to all those who in the course of
the trip gave him such a cordial re
ception, and especially he wishes to
express his thanks to those who, early
in the morning, when he was not pre
pared and still la tea. -wrricuurca mm
with music and cheers.
"The receptions by the great cities
of the south and the middle west were
more than he over had expected, and
so were the receptions in the east.
But his royal highness is equally
thankful for what the smaller places
did in showing him their good will,
though the train in such places stop
ped only a few minutes and frequently
not at all.
"Altogether the prince is most grat
ified by his trip and shall never for
get how the American people every
where met him with hospitality and
MEETS APPROVAL IN AUSTRIA.
Elevation of Diplomatic Posts a Good
VIENNA. Jllarch S. The Tremden
blatt. referring to the decision of the
government to raise the mission of
Austria-Hun cary at Washington to an
"As the United States legation at
Vienna will also be converted into an
embassy, the relations, of Austria
Hungary and the United States will
be represented in a manner in con
snranrp -with the nresent importance
and which will b enhanced in the j
future. Political hostilities between
the two countries, humanely speaking,
is no more probable in th future than
it was in the past. In view of the
impending rearrangement of the political-commercial
relations of Europe
and the United States it is douhlv im
portant to be in close contact with
all nations which are pre-eminent m
the economic domain.
Nothing Heard frcm Beer Envoys.
WASHINGTON. March 8. The mis
sion of the Bopr delegates to the Uni
ted States government is ended so
far as officials know. They presented
no credentials and made no effort to
embarrass the administration by for
mal applications for relief. Their fu
ture movements are net known to the
Doesn't See End of War.
LONDON. March S. Cabling from
Pretoria. Edgar Wallace, says that he
sees no reason why the war should not
be prolonged tor another year and per
haps for two years more.
Omaha Road in Oklahoma.
GUTHRIE. O. T.. March 8. The
Omaha. Kansas City & Gulf railroad
has been chartered in Indian Territory
to build a line from Wichita. Kan., to
the Osage and Creek nations.
Must Conform to Federal Line.
AUSTIN. Tex.. March 8. In a deci
sion the supreme court "of Texas
holds that the State Live Stock Sani
tary board has not the authority to
establish a cattle quarantine line at
variance with that ot the federal com
mission. The quarantine was estab
lished as a protection against splenet
ic fever and the Variance between the .
state and federal lines has been a
source of itch .trouble to cattlemen
is the wfCT,cciu n 1 1 y.
OSCEOLA. THE FIRST STATION. '
Only Contributing Communities May
Have Traveling Library Benefits.
LINCOLN, Neb., March 8. The Ne
braska Public Library commission has
decided that only these communities
which contribute to the book fund
may be designated as permanent trav
eling library stations. Under this rul
ing Osceola becomes the first station.
the Woman's club of that city having
donated funds sufficient for one collec
tion of books. Outling the plan. Miss
Edna Bullock, secretary of the com
mission, said :
"The number of applicants for trav
eling libraries on the waiting list at
the office of the commission is so great
that the legislative appropriation is
entirely inadequate to the demand,
and the commission has adopted the
policy of making such communities
as contribute money or books for one
traveling, library permanent stations
for a period of years equal to the life
of a traveling library. The traveling
libraries contain forty volumes and
the average cost of the books is $1
"The Woman's club of Osceola re
cently secured the loan of a traveling
library, which was placed in a drug
store. The books have been very pop
ular and within two weeks after the
arrival the women were able to raise
enough money to buy a traveling li
brary. Thejr have notified the secre
tary of the commission to select and
order the books and send the bill to
them. The people of Osceola will
thus have a succession of traveling li
braries for a period of five years."
SMALLPOX IN NEBRASKA.
A Report Showing the Number
Cases by Counties.
LINCOLN, Neb., March S. At the
meeting of the State Board of Health
a report showing the .number of cases
of smallpox in the state during the
month was made out- In the counties
reporting 764 cases are found. The
report by counties follows: Adams,
20; Antelope. 1; Boone. 3; Boyd, 1;
BufTalo, 14; Burt. 3; Eutler, 20; Cass.
S; Cedar. 48: Clay, 13: Colfax. 3; Da
kota. 12; Dawes, 12: Dixon. 6: Dodge,
6: Douglas. 1S9. Fillmore. 1: Furnas.
16; Gage. 43: Hall. 4: Hamilton. 21;
Holt. 17; Jefferson. 1; Johnson, 14;
Kearney, 7; Keya Paha. G: Knox. 9;
Lancaster, 77; Lincoln, 1; Madison.
12: Vance. 1; Nemaha. 19; Nuckolls.
8; Otoe. 2; Pawnee. L; Pierce, 7:
Platte. 2; Richardson. 10; Sarpy. 21:
Saunders. 23; Seward. 6; Stanton. 34;
Thayer, 2; Thurston. 5: Washington.
2; Wayne. 10; Webster. 14. No re
ports were received from the remain
Contracting for JSugar Beets.
GRAND ISLAND. Neb.. March 8.
The American Beet Sugar company at
this place has contracted to date 2.430
acres. The total number of acres con
tracted last year was 2 650. The pres
ent contracting season, however, does
not close for six weeks yet. during
which time the management is confi
dent that it can exceed the acreage of
last year by from 50ft to 1,000 acres.
Leasing School Lands.
LINCOLN, Neb.. March S. Land
Comissioner Follmer expects soon to
finish the annual leasing of public
school lands. Two weeks ago there
were approximately 22.000 acres of
this land available, but since this
about one-third has been rented. Mr.
Follmer hopes to lease all but about
1.500 acrs. The next leasing will be
in the fall season.
Arrested for Theft of Hcgs.
FREMONT. Neb.. March S. John
Hemming and Otto Hitchcock were ar
rested on the charge of stealing a
load of hogs from C. Spath. a fanner
living west of the city. Hemming
pleaded guilty and was bound over
to the district court for trial. Hitch
cock demanded a hearing and his case
Boy Killed Under a Wagon.
FAIRBURY. Neb.. March S. Har
low H.. aged 9 years, son of Charles
Franz, who resides on A and Ninth
streets, while on his way to school
climbed on the side break of a load
ed farm wagon and fell from it. He
was killed by the wagon wheel run
ning across his neck.
Mrs. Lundy Certain to Die.
SARGENT. Neb.. Iarch S. Mrs. L
J. Lundy. who was shot by her hus
band at Taylor, is still alive, but tiere
is no hope of saving her life, as one
of the bullets passed through her
spinal cord. Lundy shot him?elf three
times, once in the forehead and twice
through the. heart.
Republican Ccmmittes March 20.
LINCOLN, Neb.. March S. Chair
man H. CL Lindsay of the republican
state central committee issued a call
for a meeting of the committee in this
city' March 20 to determine on a time
and place for holding the nominating
convention. It is understood that
there is a general sentiment in favor
of an earry convention, some time dur
ing the latter part of June or the early
part of July. It may be extended to
the last of the month.
State Fair Beard.
. LINCOLN. Neb., March 8. The
managers of the state fair awarded a
contract for printing the premium list
of ihe next exposition to the Jacob
North company of Lincoln, which of
fered to do the work without charge
Reports trom. railroad officials were
received, showing that this year the
only.change In the old scale of -freight j
and passenger rates will be on live
stock, for which a one-way charge will
be Bade. ...
TRADE WITH CUBA
CHAIRMAN PAYNE. GIVES
LINE OF HIS PLAN.
THE MATTER OF KCIPMCI7Y
Payne Har Three Plans, One of Which
He Most Favors Prefers to Import
Cuban Sugar with Twenty Per Cent
WASHINGTON, D. C, March 7.
Chairman Payne of the ways and
means committee gave out the follow
ing authorized statement in connec
tion with thte discussion over Cuban
"I think the large majority of the
republicans have made up their minds
that we must do something for Cuba.
rThere are many' propositions presented
which have this professed end in
view. The proposition of Mr. Morris
of Minnesota provides for an increase
in the tariff on sugar to the outside
world and a rebate on sugar imparted
frcm Cuba. It does not seem to me
that many republicans are willing to
increase the duty on sugar.
"Then there is the proposition of
Mr. Tawney to vote between $7,000,000
and $8,090,000 directly into the Cuban
treasury and to ask the Cuban gov
ernment to distribute about Sl.000,000,
according to his figures, to native Cu
ban planters. This first payment is to
be paid without any compensation
from Cuba in any way or manner
a pure gift to the Cuban government.
It hardly needs the opinion of a law
yer to say that such a procedure
would be unconstitutional. His prop
osition further is to pay a like sum
yearly on the granting of reciprocal
concessions and the passage of our
immigration and exclusion laws.
. "Of. course, no bounty of this kind
could be distributed without a scan
dal and a fraud. In the next place.
seven-eighths of the Cuban laborers
would remain without work. It would
be just as easy for the sugar trust to
obtain a concession on the sugar it
bought on account of the bounty as ae
obtain a concession where the planter
knew he was to have a 20 per cent
concession in duty. So that Mr. Taw
ney's proposition has no advantages
over that for a 20 per cent reduction,
and it has the advantages named.
"The third proposition is that for a
20 per cent reduction of duties. This
would injure no home industry. Cou
pled with the provision to extend our
exclusion laws to Cuba, no one ap
pearing before the committee on ways
and means rnntrnd1nr-tht j wnnfri
j tt csQeCtX
that the price of sugar to the Amer
ican consumer would remain the same.
Nor would it inure to the benefit of tne
"The witnesses before the commit
tee united in testifying and the sta
tistics prove that the trust has re
ceived no benefit in buying sugar,
either in Hawaii or Porto Rico, since
the duty was reduced or removed. The
entire benefits have been reaped by
the planters in these islands. We
have every reason to believe the same
would prove true as to Cuba. Many
misleading statements as to the atti
tude of the president, the cabinet and
the house republicans are appearing in
the newspapers. I cannot speak of
conferences with the president.
"But I have every assurance that the
cabinet is not divided on this ques
tion, nor has a majority of the house
republicans committed themselves
either to the Morris, the Tawney, or
the do nothing policy. The proposi
tion cf a 20 per cent reduction, if
adopted, will put off. in my- judgment,
the annexation of Cuba for many
years. She will not come in until her
population is Americanized from the
CHARGES AGAINST WALLER.
Inhuman Treatment of Natives in Is
l?id ef Samar.
MANILA, March 7. A court-martial
has been ordered to try Major
Littleton W. Waller and Lieutenant
John A. Day of the Manne corps on
March 17 next, on the charge of ex
ecuting natives of the island cf Sa
mar without trial. Some of the cir
cumstances in the case are peculiarly
atrocious. One native was tied to a
tree and publicly shot in the thigh.
The next day the man was shot in the
arms. The third day he was shot in
the body, and the fourth day the na
tive was killed.
Friends of the two officers attribute
their actions to less of mind, due to
the privations :vhich they suffered in
the island of Samar.
Trainmen Have Grievance.
DENVER. March 7. A grievance
committee representing the employes
of the fourth division of the Denver
& Rio Grande railrcad is in the city
and will lay before the manager sev
eral complaints, ameng them allega
tions that trainmen are discharged- for
trivial reasons, that men are laid off
and transportation refused them to
their hemes. Manager Herbert denies
that there is any danger of a tie-up
cf the road.
Gardner A. Robinson Dead.
COUNCIL BLUFFS, March 6. Gard
ner A. Robinson, one cf the pienrer
residents of Council Bluffs, died at his
home, 225 North Thlrty-fcurti stiezt.
from the infirmities cf cli age. He
was 82 years eld and ca:ne to Council
Bluffs when it was kaewn on the
map as Krzrsville. in 1S49. He vr2s
prominently if ent:ficd w th the earlier
history cf the clt-.. KLj vr.Zz end two
daughters survive him. Tai fmzrf::!
will be at Fairriew cemetery. -
BEET SUGAR INDUSTRY GROWS.
One Hundred and Forty Per Cent
WASHINGTON, March 7. C. F. Say-
lor, the special agent in charge of the
beet sugar investigations in the de
partment of agriculture, is in-Washington
making his annual repcrL He
gsve to the Associated Press the fol
lowing figures on the industry in the
"The total production of beet sugar
in the United States in the season of
1901-2 has aggregated 185,000.000 tons,
an increase of 140 per cent from the
77,000 tons produced during the sea
son 1900-01." v "
There were thirtyone factories in
operation in 1900, according to the
census figures, and eleven more were
started in 1901. There are nine fac
tories in course of construction fo:
operation in 1902, as follows: Sebe-
. waing. CarroUton, Mount Clemens and
CrossweU. Shelby, Ind.; Greeley and
Fort Collins, Colo., and Phoenix. Ariz.,
ranging in capacity of daily output
from 500 tons to 1,000, the latter figure
being the capacity at the Phcenix
Other companies have been organiz
ed with a total capitalization of $49.
000,000 and would require annually a
working capitalization in addition to
PHILIPPINE SICK REPORT.
Health of Troops Good Considering
WASHINGTON, March 7 Surgeon
General Sternberg received the health
report of the military division cf tkc
Philippines for the month ended Jan
uary 15 last. The percentage cf sick
was 6.16 per cent and the total sick
2,534 cases. There were fifty-nine
deaths during the month, a decrease
of eighteen compared with the previ
ous month. Colonel Pope, who made
the report just before his death, says
the small percentage of the sick and
the few deaths are especially gratify
ing, in view of the active military
operations of the most arduous char
acter in Samar and Batangas. The
situation in regard to bubonic plague
is much more favorable than at the
time of the last repo"rt. Only three
cases of the disease occurred during
the month, one being Harry Dunn, a
quartermaster's employe, who died De
LITTLE HOPE FOR STATEHOOD.
Impression Prevails Among Delegates
that the Bill Will Fail.
ARDMORE. I. T.. March 7. The
single statehood delegation from the
mgton today witn nitie-nope lor st.
gle statehood during this session of
congress. The following address to
the reople of the territory from Dele
gate Bradford was issued today:
"I have not abandoned single state
hood, but to the contrary I insist that
no statehood bill for Oklahoma can
be passed that does not in some way
provide for making Indian Territory
a part of it, either as a state or terri
tory. In my opinion no statehood leg
islation will pass this congress. I am
of the opinion that a bill for tempo
rary territorial government for the
Indian Territory will pass. It must
be a measure offering no resistance
to single statehood in the future."
Japan Buys Colorado Rails.
PUEBLO, Colo.. March 7. G. Oya. a
member of the board of directors of
railways in Japan, nearly all of
which are owned by the government,
is in Pueblo, after visiting the prin
cipal eastern steel works, and has
made arrangements for Japan to get
its supplies of railroad steel from
steel works here. He will recom
mend the arrangement and it is ex
pected, that it will be -closed. It will
mean an immense saving in cost of
transportation to the Japanese gov
ernment. Editor New Strongly Urged.
WASHINGTON. March ".Consid
erable pressure is being brought to
bear on Henry S. New of Indianapolis
to accept the first assistant postmas
ter generalship, but there is said to be
very much doubt of his acceptance.
Senator Beveridge of Indiana cpnferred
with Postmaster General Payae on
the matter yesterday. Mr. New bases
his reluctance to accept on business
and other reasons, but has not yet
ziven a final answer.
Peet Bads in Michigan.
ALLEGAN. Mich., March 6. H. T.
Marsh of Allegan county has sold to
Count Carl Kleinstuck 360 acres of
land in Martin township, which the
count intends putting into peet beds.
Illinois Selects the Site.
ST. LOUIS. March 7. President H.
M. Dunlap and the members of the
Illinois world's fair commission ar
rived in St. Louis yesterday. After
consultation with Director of Works
Isaac S. Taylor they visited the fair
site for. the purpose tof picking out a
I location for 'the Illinois state building.
It is to be on a direct line with those
of Missouri and T'exas and will occu
py the 'second position" of importance
among state buildings.
Drops the Omaha Committee.
CHICAGO, March 7. A number of
the smair sub-committees of the
Western Freight, association were dis
solved today by the" officers of the
roads members of the auxiliary organ
zations. The committees that were
disbanded were- located is Omaha and
Kansas City and were presumed toi
have jurisdiction over the details of
the alleged pooling arrangemeni that
prevailed among the westers a lines.
I Supervision was mnder J. W. Sistiae.
CANT AID BOERS
United states' intervention
SOUGHT IN VAIN.
KSIDEIT OECUIES TO ACT
faya Our Government Cannot and
' Will Nat Interfere with War Uncle
Sam Wilt Stand by a Strict Neutral
WASHINGTON, March 6. Messrs.
Woliarana and Wessel3, the Boer rep
resentatives who came to the United
States from Europe for the purpose of
conferring with the secretary of state,
aare achieved their purpose.
StoThey were received by Mr. Hay at
' TxiafcloeBT yesterday morning. It was
aJstlactly understood that the Boers'
were to be received as private citizens
and not in an official capacity. Secre
tary. Hay talked wjth them freely and
with this understanding. The princi
pal object of the delegates was to in
duce the United States government to
do something to terminate the present
bloody struggle in South Africa. They
were not very specific as to what they
wanted and apparently would be satis
fled with almost anything from inter
vention direct to a simple tender of
the good offices on the part of the
United States. Secretary of State Hay
heardthem attentively and promised
to consider their representations and
to .do whatever he could to ameliorate
the conditions in South Africa. But
he pointed out that the president was
the prime authority in s.uch mattars
and fie recommended that they see
President Roosevelt and ascertain hs
views. This they agreed to do and
will be received at the white house in
the same unofficial way.
Later in the day Messrs. Wolmarans
and Wessels, accompanied by Dr.
Frederick Mueller of the Orange Free
State, called at the white house. They
were received by President Roosevelt
in the library and remained with him
about fifteen minutes. They called as
private citizens and not in their of
ficial capacity as Boer representatives.
-Mr. Roosevelt listened attentively to
what they had to say and then inform
ed them this government cannot and
will not interfere in the struggle.
A matter of complaint by the dele
gates was the shipment of horses.
mules and provisions from the United
States for the British forces in South
Africa. Secretary Hay went over this
subject very carefully with them, cit
ing authorities and precedents, which
he pointed out conclusively establisa-
the general government to prevent the
American farmer from shipping his
stock and the stock raiser from ship
ping his produce to any part of the
world he desired. He also pointed out
that the government's attitude in this
matter toward the South African war
had been strictly neutral and that the
government had done nothing to pre
vent shipments of commodities to the
NEBRASKA CONVENTION DATE.
Republican State Central Committee
to Set the Time.
LINCOLN, Neb., March 6. Chair
man H. C. Lindsay will issue a call
today for a meeting of the republican
state central committee in this city
on Marach 20 to" determine upon a
time and place for holding the state
nominating convention. Mr. Lindsay
made this announcement after confer
ring with Secretary Mallalieu by long
distance tlephone. They agreed that
March 20 would be a satisfactory
It is understood that officers of the
committee favor an early convention
to be held during the latter part of
June or early part of July.
Bryan Meets Fellow Scribes.
" NEW YORK, March 6. William J.
Bryan was the guest of the New York
Press club this evening at the club's
regular monthly smoker. He said he
did not go into newspaper work en
tirely of his own free will, but was
led into it after he had become con
vinced that his oratory was not suffi
ciently clear to convince a majority
of people that his ideas were good.
Miss Alice Going to Cuba.
NEW YORK. March 6. Miss Allice
Roosevelt, accompanied by Harriet
Blain Beale. will, it is reported, leave
Washington Sunday night for Florida,
and will sail Tuesday from Port Tam
pa for Havana. They go to visit Gov
ernor General and Mrs. Wood and will
remain in Cuba two or three weeks.
Confirms Sugar Plant Deal.
SALT LAKE CITY, JIarch 5. Sec
retary Horce G. Whitney of the Utah
Sugarv Refining company received a
telegram today from Manager T. R.
Cutler in New York, stating that a
deal for a sale of a half interest in
the company had been closed. The
names of the purchasers were not giv
en, but it is believed that the Ameri
can Sugar Refining company is back
of the deal. The amount involved is
said to be about "51.300,000.
Lumber Scarce, Prices High.
CHICAGO, March 6. Speakers at
the tenth annual meeting of the Na
tional Wholesale Lumber Dealers' as
sociation, held here, declared that
while business ia the past year had
.bee prosperous, prices have been un
Hsaally high, because of the growing
shortage of the supply of lumber. Pres
ident Lippiacott, in his address, pre
dicted there would 'be a further rise
ia prices of the. product unless the
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At Lynchburg. Texas, Frank P. Ja
cobs shot and killed his wife.
.Chicago outdid' all other places in
the graadeur and magnitude of re
ception to Prince Henry.
Flo Freeman shot and killed Peter
McCaffery, a Kansas City saloon
keeper. The woman said she did It
The memory of the late President
McKinley was honored by the New
York legislature by exercises in the
The conference of the joint scale
committee of the .miners and mine
operators of Iowa has adjourned after
three days' futile effort to reach an
The commission to review and com
pile the laws of Porto Rico, appoint
ed by virtue cf the- act of April 12,
1900. has submitted its report to the
Near Sargeant. Neb.. Ira J. Lundey
mortally wounded his wife and then
turned the pistol on himself with
fatal effect The parties had not of
late lived together.
W. A. Templeton, a member of
Company 105 of the coast artillery,
has been given a clerkship in the of
fice of the judge advocate of the de
partment of California.
It is reported that the projected
visit to Ireland of King Edward has
been abandoned on account, it is un
derstood, of the aggressive action of
the United Irish league.
What is expected to become a tele
phone war involving nearly the en
tire southern section of the state' of
Illinois is on at Carbondale and the
outcome is problematical.
The Ohio house of representatives
by a vote of 59 to 24 passed the Be
vaul bill to repeal the corrupt practice
act in buying votes in elections,
known as the Garfield law.
At Harlan. Ia., after feeding mor
phine pellets to two of her children,
Mrs. Anna Rasch, a widow, tried to
kill herself in the same manner, but
failed. The children died.
Jo A. Parker, chairman of the na
tional convention of middle of the
road populists, announced at Memphis
that there would be no more fusion
between the populists and democrats.
Fire at Marshalltown, Iowa, destroy
ed half a block of buildings in the
heart of the city, entailing a loss of
$75,000. resulting in injuries to several
guests and employes of the Tremont
So great was the demand upon mem
bers of congress for tickets of ad
mission tn th VrK
.r. at th mem
were paying 25 each for the coveted
The house, by a vote of 138 to 109,
approved the conference report on the
Philippine tariff bill, which now be
comes a law. It provides, in the main,
for a reduction of 25 per cent on th
A memorial from the Colorado leg
islature was presented in the United
States house of representatives call
ing upon the government to invest Its
good offices in bringing about peace
in South Africa.
The rainfall has been light in In
dia, and of no benefit to the famine
stricken districts. There are 395,030
persons receiving relief. Three mil
lion acres of wheat in the Punjab are
suffering total drouth.
Lieutenant Strebler. who captured
General Lukban. the Filipino leader,
is of German birth and enlisted in the
regular army before he was 20 years
old. He was promoted to a lieuten
ancy by President McKinley.
The Burlington and Union Pacific
have announced homeseekers' rates
to California to apply on the first and
third Tuesdays of March. April and
May. $52 being quoted for the round
trip, second class.
The Portland Oregonian says that
the largest industrial consolidation
ever undertaken in the Pacific north
west is being quietly worked ino
shape in that city and San Frisc'sco.
The enterprise is an amalgamation ot
the great export milling firms of the
Secretary Shaw has received a num
ber of applications from New Ycrk
bankers, asking for permission to de
posit gold in the New York sub
treasury and withdraw equal amounts
from the sub-treasury at San Fran
cisco. Rev. Sheriff Pearson of Portland,
Me., says that when he was elected
there were 271 open saloons in the
city and that now he'll give $100 to
the man who can shew him an open
saloon there or anywhere in the coun
ty. Because petitions were circulated,
asking that an assistant be employed
to help County Attorney Butler in the
prosecution of the Woodward case, the
latter has sued 175 citizens of Casper
for $100,000, alleging his professional
reputation has been injured.
Near Belvidere. 111., after a pitched
battle with revolvers and shotguns
eight farmers trailed James Miller and
Daniel Butler through the darkness
by means of their tracks in the snow
for eight miles and finally captured
There has been great. loss of prop
erty in the east by high water
Joseph Devlin, at present in the
United- States in the interest of the
United Irish league, has been elected
without opposition to represent North
Kilkenny in the house of commons.
During the visit to Boston. Prince
Henry will be given a Masonic emblem
of much value. The donor is Mrs. P.
C- Goodwin, who wishes, as a "trpc:i
American woman," to present the gift
as an expression of -American, gcoi
will to Germany.
SHUN TUT GERMAN ARMY.
AlaraUac lack r XatwUl for
Prussian army authorities are great
ly exercised over the startling shrink
age in the supply of young men fit to
oe non-commissioned officers. Scions
of families formerly wore the uniforms
of sergeants and corporals wita pride,
but now look on them with scornful
eyes. Accompanying this revolutionary
state of affairs is the discovery that the
rank and file also no longer produce
the stern stuff in which common sol
diers in times past abounded. The re
sult is said to be an alarming depre
ciation in the standard indispensable
to that branch of- the kaiser's troops.
Low pay is one cause of the unpopu
larity of the noncommissioned rank.
Other reasons assigned are the passing
of the old Prussian petty officer, who is
accorded much credit for the splendid
discipline of German troops, and the
tendency of commissioned officers to
on the noncommissioned officers. Sons
of aristocratic families are said to use
under-officers' position as mere step
ping stones to higher rank, employing
i influence to that end. The war depart
ment has sought to dispel the fears
these conditions have aroused, but the
Illustrirte Armee und Marine, the lead
ing service organ, declares the danger
Is real and the necessity urgent of in
ducing better men "to wear the king's
cloak." Many authorities say that the
traditional popularity of any army ca
reer is greatly on the wane throughout
the whole of Germany. Some blame
the industrial boom: others the in
creasing importance of the navy. One
of the most potent reasons is said to
be the insistence of the kaiser that his
officers cease to regard their commands
as sinecures and begin to lead a strenu
ous life of study and work.
WASTE HEAT OF FURNACES.
Eaglaeers Ar Begiaalag
English engineers are beginning to
turn their attention to the utilization
of the waste heat of furnaces, and none
too soon, for Belgium and Germany are
distinctly ahead of use in this vital
matter. Bryan Donkin discussed the
subject before the last meeting of the
Institution of Civil Engineers in an ad
dress on "Motive Power from Blast
Furnace Gases." He showed that the
escaping gases can be burnt in gas en
gine cylinders so as to produce twenty
eight horse power hour per ton of pig
iron. As 40,000.000 tons of iron issue
from the world's blast furnaces every
year, we have here a prodigious possi
ble saving of power. At the Cockerill
works, Seraing. Belgium, huge gas en
gines, up to 1.000 horse power, are be
ing built to economize the new source
of energy, and orders are in hand for
machines aggregating 39,000 horse
power. Similarly, the Gasmotoren-
feuscuati arc uusy. cugiauu iuu
Scotland seemed rather slow to utilize
these gases," said the lecturer. Just so,
but the time of awakening is at hand.
tl 1... .T f-..l . I
The most agreeable men I have
ever known are the senators of the
United States. No set of gentlemen
with whom the writer has been associ
ated seem so considerate of one an
other's wishes and convenience. In
fact, it is a question if this has not
been carried too far. at times even to
the point of interference with the
transaction of public business.
The word "parliament" is derived
from parley or talk; and how they
happened to call our august body the
senate instead of parley-ment or
talk-ament. I cannot fathom. Therj
are great senators who can set thir
lips moving that is. begin to parley
and let them run for days at a time
without apparent physical or ment?l
The pay of a United States senator
ifc $.",000 a year, with mileage of five
cents a mile which will about pay
one's fare if one Ie&ves his family at
Li.me and gets a pass for oneself, and
also if one is not held up too often by
he sleeping car. the dining car. and
he bofcs of the road, commonly called
the porter. We all admit that our
pay is too small, but we have to ad
mit that we all knew what th piy
Tias when we so reluctantly accepte-i
the office. I have examined the stat
utes and the constitution very care
fully ant1 can find nothing in either
which prevents our resigning. Sena
tor Ma.on in Washington Times.
We don't Talak Eaoagh or Old People.
We do not consider serious enough
here in the United States the comfort
and dignity and happiness of old peo
ple. The widowed mother of a pros
perous man is often seen haunting the
house of a son or daughter like a ghost.
She ha3 no place there, no work, no
interests, no old friends, and the aged
find it hard to make new friends. It
is selfish and inconsiderate for a son
to thus treat his mother. She is un
happy, and the cause of unhappines3
in those about her. Where means do
not permit the settling of old people
in homes of their own it is still pos
sible to make thera comparatively in
dependent. To raise a smalLsum and
place it at her disposal, and assist her
to find a comfortable room or two in
the home of a family where the rent
will be an acceptable addition to the
income, to furnish the new place ta3te
rully and tbougatfuIly"is an easy task.
Woman's Home Companion.
Seastor Sorgfeaam's OpJaloa,
"This is an irreverent age." said the
thoughtful man. "I have even heard
some people intimate that George
Washington was not so great in all
respects as we have learned to consider
"Well."" answered Senator Sorghum.
r"1 never Iiked t0 sa?" anything about a
teiiow statesman, Dut it. has always
struck me that Washington didn't
make near as much money as a man
in his position might
Vice is a creature of such hideous
niieriTasHogari'says, that th' more ye
see it th betther ye like it. "3r.
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