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THE TWO OFFERS
CANAL PROPOSITIONS WEIQHEO
BY CABINET OFFICIALS.
OUTLINES MUCH THE SANE
President Rooeevtlt i Anxious that a
Decision Be Reached in the Matter
at This Session of Congress Miscel
laneous Washington Matters.
WASHINGTON, April 26. The cab
inet held a short session today, during
which the relative propositions of the
Colombian and Nicaraguan govern
ments in connection with the proposed
canal were discussed.
The president is exceedingly anxious
that, whatever determination congress
aaay come to as as to the relative mer
its of the twon routes, in any event
seme decision may be reached at this
A comparison of the outlines of the
agreements or treaties made the State
department with Colombia in relation
to the Panama canal and with Nicar
agua and Costa Rica as to the Nicar
ague canal shows a general resem
blance in the scope of the arrange
ments, but important differences in
One point of resemblance Is the
amount of money to be paid down at
once by the United States government
to the country making the conces
sions. In each case this is $7,000,000.
If the Panama loute is chosen Colom
bia gets all of this money. If the
choice falls on the Nicaragua route
Nicaragua will receive $6,000,000 and
Costa Rica $1,000,000.
The delay that occurred in consum
mating the arrangements was owing
to the difficulty in reaching a basis
of agreement between Nicaragua and
CcBta Rica, and this is generally fixed
upon as about 6 to 1 in favor of Ni
caragua. No provision is made in the Colom
bian protocol for the payment of any
annual rent that matter will be left
to future adjustment, though of course
it is expected that some rent will bs
charged. The agreements as to the
Nicaragua canal, however, speiflcally
Btato the rent to be paid, whicn is $30.
000 per annum, of which Nicaragua
will get about $25,000 and Costa Rica
While this rent is merely nominal,
it serves a useful purpose in the esti
mate of the isthmian republics, name
ly, to continually assert the nominal
sovereignty of Nicaragua and Costa
Rica over the territory through which
the canal is cut
The original proposition was to pay
a lump sum rep-eenting the capital
ization of this rent for 1G0 years, but
the republic prefer to have the money
paid in recognition of their sovereign
ty, and in consideration of the allow
ance of tkeir wish in this matter they
have gone to the length of making the
lease to the United States perpetual
a5 against the 100-jcar renewal re
lease of the Colombian agreement.
Neither nf the ministers Nicaraguan
or Costa mean has yet received the
full powers from their governments
necessary to the perfection cf the
The question of the fiscal agency in
the Philippines was also discussed by
the cabinet, but no conclusion was
reached and it was stated that none
can be until the attorney general
rends his opinion on the power of the
Guaranty Trust company to keep its
Plans for Governor Taft.
WASHINGTON. April 2G. Governor
Taft will leave here at noon tomor
row for New York. He will return to
Washington to confer further with the
president and Secretary Root respect
ing Philippine affairs preliminary to
his return to Manila. He will go to
.Manila by way of New York and the
Mediterranean, stopping en route at
Rome to confer with the authorities
of the Vatican regarding the disposi
tion of the friar lands.
Amos J. Cummings a Gick Man.
BALTIMORE. April 26. It was
learned from a reliable source late
last night that Congressman Amos J.
Cummings of New York is critically
ill from pneumonia.
Officers Are Not Guilty.
MANILA, April 26. Major Waller
and Lieutenant Day of the marine
corps, who were tried by court-martial
here on the charge of executing na
tives of the island of Samar without
trial, have been acquitted.
Pays Penalty on Gallows.
NEWARK, N. J-. April 26. Henry
Schaub was hanged here today for
the murder of his wife and child. The
drop fell at 10:10 o'clock. As the body
fell the head was nearly severed and
blood spurted from the neck. Schaub
was a barber, but did not work steady
and was dissipated. His wife made
arrangements to leave him and when,
he learned of her determination he
killed her and their child- He cut his
own throat but not fatally.
Body Found in Narrow Well.
FORT DODGE. U-. April 2. A
terious death was brought to light here
when the body of Mrs. H. J. Meyer,
the wife of as old and well known
fanner, living at Lotts Creek, sear
Algona, was discovered in as old asd
uused well, sot far frost her hosw.
Mrs. Meyer had disappeared some fosr
days previose. ssd the. tad was the
tcsult of the search which was iseti-
tsted. The matter is
GRANTS RHEA A REPRIEVE.
Gevcrnor Psitpents Date of Executisn
Until July f Next Year.
LINCOLN, Neb., April 26. Governor
Savage has granted a reprieve to Wil
liam Rhea until July 10, 1903. He gives
his reasons in the following statement
for taking this action :
Tie foregoing reprieve of William
Rhea is issued because I believe, after
a .thorough investigation of all the
facts iavolved, that it is doubtful if
the death peaalty ought to be imposed
upon the said William Rhea. At the
same time I am reluctant to commute
the sentence to imprisonment for life,
for the reason that history shows that
in many cases a life sentence in the
nrnitentiarv does not mean confine
ment for life.
"In my opinion, the said William
Rhea ought not at any time to be
given his liberty. I grant a reprieve
for -this-Iong-time in order that the
coming legislature may have an op
portunity to amend the law relating to
pardons and commutations, if it sees
fit to do so, and I direct that this ex
planation of my action be recorded in
the records of the state penitentiary.
and also in the office of the clerk of
the supreme court."
cFlIowing is the agreement signed
"I, William Rhea, the prisoner men
tioned in the foregoing reprieve, hav
ing read the same and being fully ad
vised and aware of the meaning there
of, do hereby voluntarily consent there
to and hereby accept and adopt the
provisions and conditions of said re
prieve, consenting that the date of ex
ecution may be delayed and postponed
as therein provided for, and I request
and direct that E. D. Davi3 and George
W. Martin, who are to me well known,
shall sign this, my consent and ap
proval and acceptance of said re
prieve, as witnesses, and that they
make proof of my signature and ac
ceptance before the said clerk of the
supreme court of the state of Nebras
ka, and that the reprieve and this ap
proval thereof and said proof of said
witnesses may thereupon be recorded
in the office of the said clerk of said
The governor's order to the warden
"Whereas. It seems proper that said
execution should be delayed for the
time hereinafter mentioned,
"Now, therefore, this is to command
you to postpone and delay the said
execution of said William Rhea until
the second Friday of July, A. D. 1903,
being the 10th day of said month, at
which time you will carry said man
date from the clerk of the supreme
court into effect between the hours
mentioned and in all respects in ac
cordance therewith, only the date of
paid execution being hereby altered.
You will retain said William Rhea in
confinement in the said penitentiary
in the meantime at hard labor during
the hours of labor and keep him in
solitary confinement during the hours
that the other prisoners are kept in
Janitors Threaten to Strike.
LINCOLN, Neb., April 26. Janitors
at the state house are threatening a
strike because of the action of the
State Board of Public Lands and
Buildings in ordering them to have
all dandelion plants removed from the
capitol lawn before May 1. They say
it will be impossible to do the work in
the time allowed and that rather than
pay other men out of their wages to
assist them they will give up their po
sitions. Tour the World Afoot.
WEST POINT, Neb.. April 26.
Amandus Krause, William Gelfeke,
George Meier and Ed Clancy expect
to make a tour of the world on foot
and without money, starting on May
1. They will start out witn a pack
mule and a camping outfit and expect
to make the tour in about two or three
Nebraska City Man Loses Diamonds.
" NEBRASKA ClTY.-NebTTApril 26
James H. Butler of this city lost a
diamond stud valued at 11.000. Wheth
er the stone was stolen or was lost
from the setting is not Known.
Takes Deserter to Fort Crook.
TECUMSEH, Neb., April 26. Sher
iff W. H. Cummings received orders
from the army authorities at Fort
Crook to bring Fred Bebrle, the desert
er, there at once.
Beatrice Church is Dedicated.
BEATRICE, Neb., April 26. The
Mennonite church recently erected in
this city at a cost of $4,000 was ded
York County Crops Flourish.
YORK. Neb., April 26. Growing
crops are in fine condition in York
cossty. Never in the history of the
county has there been a spring when
winter wheat looked any better. There
are fields of winter wheat in York
county which stand from four to seven
inches high. About 50 per cent of the
acreage here is winter wheat Quite
a little acreage has been put in oats
and it is coming up through the ground
in fine shape.
Rhea Making Broome,
v LINCOLN, Neb., April 26. Dressed
im s brand new suit of striped clothes,
Rhea, the condemned murderer who re
ceived a respite st the hands of Gov
ersor Savage has been put at work in
the broom factory. He seems some
.what brightened up ss s result of his
lew lease os life, but seems to have
leaned something is his narrow es
csoe. His tongue is sot seariy sc
loose ss it once wss ssd he so kmgei'j factnrer who occupied quarters is the
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THE BEEF TRUSTl
ATTORNEY GENERAL DIRECTS AN
WILL CUB THE COWMMATIOM
His Action Upon the Result of
the Recent Inquiry by Department
Trust Clearly Appears in Restraint
WASHINGTON, April 25. Attorney
General Knox yesterday made the fol
lowing statement regarding the so
called beef trust:
"On April 4 this department direct
ed W. A. Day, Esq., of Washington to
examine into, as far as practicable,
the public charges to the effect that a
combinatlog of ifccarge meal wteW
had been effected contrary to the pro
visions of the laws of the United
States. This preliminary examination
resulted in instructions to Mr, Day
and Mr. Bathea, United States attor
ney at Chicago, on April 7 to prose
cute simultaneously in Chicago and
the east, and more particular to ex
amine into the allegations and proofs
alleged to exist in support thereof.
From their reports I am satisfied that
sufficient evidence is in hand upon
which bills in equity for an injunction
can be framed to restrain the com
bination from further proceedings un
der their arrangements, which ciearty
appear to be in restraint of trade. I
have, therefore, in compliance with
the law. which provides: 'It shall be
the duty of the several district attor
neys of the United States in their re
spective districts, under the direction
of the attorney general, to institute
proceedings in equity to prevent and
restrain violations of this act, direct
ed the district attorney at Chicago to
prepare a bill for an injunction
against the corporation and persons
who are parties to the combination
mentioned to be filed in the United,
States circuit court for the north dis
trict of Illinois."
PACKERS ARE WILLING.
CHICAGO, April 25. United States
District Attorney Bethea refused to
make any statement last night about
the action that he will take under At
torney General Knox's instructions.
"I have absolutely nothing to say,"
he said, when the announcement was
read to him.
A representative of the packing
houses said that packers welcomed a
full investigation of their relations
with each other and the conduct of
their business. In their behalf he en
tered a denial to all charges that they
are in combination to control prices
or in restraint of trade.
Fences Must Come Down.
WASHINGTON, April 25. A dele
gation of cattle dealers from Nebras
ka had a hearing before the secretary
of the interior and urged that the
taking down of fences on government
domain be deferred until congress, at
its next session, has an opportunity
to act They represent that ic means
large losses. Secretary Hitchcock
told them he had no discretion in the
matter, as the law ordered tne remov
al of the fences.
Boom for Irrigation.
CHADRON, Neb.. April 25. Irriga
tion in this section has received a
great deal of encouragement by the
purchase of what is known as the "Big
Burns ditch" recently by Charles Nay
lor, deputy county clerk of Dawes
county. This ditch has been idle since
the man who planned and built it
was buried alive in it. a year ago.
Naylor intends opening it immediately
as it was nearly completea before
General Castillo Killed.
PORT-OF-SPAIN, Island of Trini
dad. April 25. (By Special Steamer
from Cumana. State of Bermudez,
Venezuela.) On Tuesday morning
the Venezuelan government troops,
numbering 2,200 men. under General
Ramon Castillo, attacked the revolu
tions between San Antonio and Guna
naguana. General Castillo was wound
ed and his trdops ran in panic. Gen
eral Castillo later died.
Conflagration at Fremont
OSKALOOSA. la., April 25. Fre
mont fifteen miles southeast of here,
was visited by a disastrous fire, which
destroyed three-fourths of the busi
ness part of the town.
Free Land in Oklahoma.
WASHINGTON. April 25. The
house committee on Indian affairs re
ported a bill opening to settlement
400,000 acres of the Kiowa, Comanche
and Apache lands in Oklahoma.
Secret Conference is Held.
, BALMORAL. Transvaal, April 25.
Secretary of State Reitz of the Trans
vaal, General Lucas Meyer, commander-in-chief
of the Orange Free State
forces, and other members of their
party, who arrived here Friday night
last have concluded their conferences
with the burghers composing General
Lucas Meyer's command. Nothing
has leaked out regarding the result
Secretary Reitz proceeded to Peiters
tjurg. Fire at Red Oak, Iowa.
RED OAK, Isu, April 25. The most
disastrous fire in the history of Red
Oak swept over the entire block com
posing the south side of the square
yesterday, causing a loss of $200,000,
with insurance of 1125,000. The Ire
originated in the rear of the bssemest
of the banking house of H. C Hough
ton, presumably in s qsastity of to
bacco stored there by s cigar aans-
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FAVORS THE IRRIGATION BILL;
Hot Winds from Arid Region M
to Boreerinj States.
WASHINGTON, April 25. Williaav'
H. Chad wick, chairman of the trass-4
portation committee of the Board of
Trade of Chicago, has written a let
ter to Representative Newlaads of
Nevada, the author of the pending ir
rigation bill, presenting new reasons
why this measure should t passed.
Mr. Chadwick holds that the states
lying east and north of the arid lands
suffer enormous loss as a result of the
burning heat coming from the arid
quarters. He says:
"In behalf of many interests which
will suggest themselves to you from
my official position I ask to call yoar
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awenu, u, , 6- - " "i W. By the ruling of the chair the
th bill now in the house. The dis-TOT -.- Z .. -, ..
tricta waicM compose the "arid lamds,"
. wawm of llit laCeagg.'diy -wt
there produced, through the east
ward movement of all atmospheric
conditions across the continent, are
and always have been a menace to all
that great agricultural country lying
to the east and northeast of the sec
tion in question, notably Texas, Ok
lahoma, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois,
Iowa, South Dakota, Indian and Ohio.
The tremendous losses experienced
within the nast twelve months by
farmers, the live stock interests, the
merchant and common carriers are
fresh in our minds. A veritable ca
lamity. The great loss entailed through the
partial failure of the corn crop and
enforced substitution, on a large
scale, of other grain to supply the de
ficiency thereby caused with wheat,
rye, oats, etc., resulted in the curtail
ment of exports to such an extent as
to be not only extraordinary, but in
some instances, as with corn, sensa
tional. The effects in the eastern or con
suming states are notable and scarcely
any part of the union has been unaf
fected by the conditions produced by
the scorching blight which, origraat
ing only in the arid region, blasted
the crops over a large and important
part of the country.
We who are directly affected by such
misfortunes desire to earnestly sec
ond the endeavor to remove the con
stant menace to prosperity in such a
wide scope of territory and ask for
legislation to that end.
Think Confession Untrue.
WELLINGTON. Kan., April 25. It
is believed to be the intention of John
Cummings. who has acknowledged
the accidental killing three years ago
of Anna Dishman, his 13-year-old ser-.
vant, to take the chances of going to
the penitentiary in order to shield
some member of his family. After he
was placed under bond here today
for his trial next -month, Cummings'
attorney made the statement that his
client had told him a story about the
girl's death that would free him be
fore any jury, the most remantaoie
tale in connection with a murder that
he had ever heard, but that Cum
mings had sworn him to secrecy, and
that he would stand trial.
Nominated by President.
WASHINGTON, April 25. The pres
ident toiay sent the following nom
inations to the senate:
Indian inspector, John E. Edwards,
Montana: Indian agent S. G. Rey
nolds. Crow agency, Montana.
Registers of land offices: Joseph P
Batten, at Dardenelle, Ark.; John I.
Worthington, Harrison, Ark.; Andrew
W. Swaney, KalispelL Mont; Samuel
Gordon, Miles City, Mont
Receivers of public moneys: Ed
ward A. Shicker, at Camden, Ark-:
John G. Chitwood, Dardenelle, Ariu.
Charles M. Greene, Harrison, Ark.;
John E. Lewis, Kalispell, Mont;
James M. Rhodes, Miles City, Mont.;
John E. Bush, Little Rock, Ark.
Child Commits Suicide.
KANSAS CITY, April 25. Frances
Rigby, aged 12 years, daughter of H.
M. Rigby, president of the Rigby
Printing company in this city, ::
found in a dying condition on the
street near her home today and lirJer
died at the city hospital from tho ef
fects of swallowing carbolic acid No
motive can be advanced for the child's
suicide except that she feared a pun
ishment because of a trifling off use
Declinese the Bishopric
PHILADELPHIA. April -25. Rev.
Nathaniel S. Thomas, rector of the
Protestant Episcopal church of the
Holy Apostles here, who was elected
bishop of the missionary district of
Salina, Kan., says he will not accept
Clark Declines Mission.
WASHINGTON, April 25. Captain
Charles E. Clark has declined the ap
pointment of special naval representa
tive at the coronation of King Ed
ward, and the president has samed
Rear Admiral Watson for that mis
sion. Hitt is Renominatedv
FREEPORT. HL. April 25. HoiL
Robert R. Hitt was renominated for
congress here yesterday.
Potatoes High in Chi
CHICAGO. April 25. Prices of po
tatoes here jumped to $1 a bushel in
the wholesale market yesterday. There
has been as advance of 13 cents since
i Saturday last and the present price
is the highest since last August, when
JtK- product sold at SL25. The crop
of old potatoes has been seariy ssed
i:p asd supplies is all markets are
ucusually small. New Cubans sold at
510 s barrel yesterday. The Louisi
ana crop is just startisg.
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OLEO COMES BACK
MOT LIKELY TO BE MUCH CHANG
ED IN THE HOUSE.
Who Seek to Alter Amend-
Tacked en by Upper Heuec
en Every Proposition Miscel-
WASHINGTON, April 24. Tfce
hoese yesterday began consideration
mt tbo anatA amendments tn the oleo- I
margarine bill. A special rule for this
was adopted by a vote of 152
qieeties of farther amendment of the
is very narrow limits. Slow progress
was made. The opponents of the meas
ure, who sought to modify the senate
amendments in various particulars,
were outvoted on every proposition
Bills were passed to donate the spars
of Don Juan de Austria and Almirante
Oquendo to the state of Alabama; to
approprite $20,000 of the funds of the
Choctaw and Chickasaw Indians for
the relief of destitute members of those
tribes; to provide for trade statistics
between the United States and its out
lying possessions;! to grant certain
lands to the city of Colorado Springs,
Mr. Dalzell of Pennsylvania, from
the committee on rules, then presented
the special continuing order agreed to
by the committee some time ago to
provide for the consideration of the
senate amendments to the oleomar
Mr. Cowherd of Missouri vigorously
opposed the adoption of the rule. Last
week, he said, the house considered a
bill for the relief of the Cubans. The
program was to be tears and sym
pathy for the poor of Cuba and sneers
and taxes for the poor of America.
As an indication of what would hap
pen when this bill went into effect
Mr. Cowherd said that immediately
after the passage of the oleomargarine
bill by the senate the price of butter
went up 4 cents in New York and 3
cents in Chicago.
Mr. Dalzell, replying to Mr. Cow
herd, said the merits of the bill were
not now under consideration. The or-'
der was simply designed to give the
house a chance to pass upon its merits.
The rule was adopted, 152 to 79.
When the consideration of the
amendments was considered the chair
ruled that the text of the bill agreed
to by both the house and senate was
not open to amendment The ruling,
made by Mr. Olmsted of Pennsylvania,
who was in the chair, prevented the
offering of many amendments which
the minority members of the agricul
tural committee desired to offer. Mr.
Wadsworth of New York, chairman of
the agricultural committee, finally
succeeded in offering an amendment
changing the section providing that
oleomargarine free from artificial col
oration, which is taxable at one-fourth
of a cent per pound, so as to provide
that "colored butter shall not be con
strued as coloration." The amend
ment was lost by a vote of 81 to 8L
VERDICT FOR THE MASSES.
Supreme Court Grants Mandamus
. Against Omaha City Council.
OMAHA, April 24. At 5 o'clock yes
terday the supreme court of Nebraska
handed down an opinion granting the
writ of mandamus asked for by mem
bers of the Omaha Real Estate ex
change to require the city council to
reconvene as a board of equalization
and reassess the street railway, the
gas, water, electric light and telephone
In this opinion the recommendation
of the referee was not' concurred in.
The opinion covers every point and is
s clean victory for the Real Estate
exchange. The court announces that
the section of the statute which per
mits the subtraction of indebtedness
from the actual value of a corpora
tion's property in order to obtain what
is assessable is unconstitutional, null
and void. Jt is also laid down that
the board of equalization is not pro
hibited from acting because the actual
cash value has not been used as a
basis for assessment, but the court
says, the board must take the percent
age of the actual cash value used as a
basis by the assessor and see to it
that property falling below that figure
is brought up to it A rule is also laid
down for determining the value of the
intangible property of the corpora
tions. Considers War Inevitable.
VICTORIA, B. C. April 24. O. W.
Little, editor of the North China Daily
News, in an interview given here, says
war between Japan and Russia is con
sidered inevitable, not only by the
Japanese, but also by the Russians
and all residents on the Siberian
coast Enormous preparations are be
ing made at Porth Arthur and in Si
beria fortifications are progressing
and troops massed, and Japss is also
ready for active operations.
Vetoes Railrsarf Request
WASHINGTON, April 24. The pres
idest today seat to congress s mes
sage vetoisg s bill granting the Cen
tral Arisens Railway company the
right-of-wsy throagh the San Fran
cisco moustais forest reserve. He
says this sextos wss takes on advice
of tse secretary of the interior sad
cosxsusstoser gesersl of the Issd of -
See, who ssys test the bin does sot
properly ssfegoKid tse goversmest
trees sestrsctism of property.
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Ex-Senator James Smith of New Jer
sey has gone to Europe. The senator
goes to Dresden to bring his wife and
Tee 3-year-old twin children of M.
Shields, residing at Bear Grove, Dal
las county, were found im debris re
sulting from a fire that consumed a
Near Lead. S. D.. E. F. Koehler. a
locomotive engineer on the Burliagtom.
fell from a forty-foot trestle, striking
on a concrete wall, death ensuing is a
William H. Wallace, known to
grain men all over the United States,
and a prominent member of the pro
duce exchange, is dead at his home
in New York.
-The democrats jof-lhe house.of.renv
resentatives held a caucus to consider
the Philippine civil government bill
agreed on by the democratic members
of the insular committee.
It is announced that Emperor Wil
liam has notified the executors of the
will of Cecil Rhodes of his country's
acceptance of the trust relative to the
German scholarships at Oxford.
It is stated that the new company to
control the Atlantic steamship lines.
Just combined, will be incorporated is
New Jersey with a capital of about
$150,000,000, says the Journal of Com
merce. Secretary Shaw has taken up horse
back riding in Washington and hopes
to be able to join President Roosevelt,
Secretary Root and Senator Lodge in
their afternoon canters over the coun
A courier who arrived at Canton,
China, reported that over 2,003 im
perial soldiers sent by Marshal Su
against the rebels, were ambushed in
a narrow defile and all were killed
John Redmond, the Irish leader is
the British house of commons, gave s
dinner to Bourke Cockran of New
York at the house of commons, at
which several members of the Irish
party were present
Andrew Carnegie formally dedicated
the handsome free library of Carnegie
borough in Pittsburg before an audi
ence of over 1,200 people. Many prom
inent citizens of Carnegie and Pitts
burg occupied seats upon the stage.
President James J. Hill of the North
ern Securities and the Great Northern
Railroad company says he is not in the
least worried by the granting of leave
by the supreme court to the state of
Washington to file a bill for an injunc
tion against the Northern Securities
The state department has received
information by cable to the effect that
General Uribe-Uribe, the insurrection
ary leader, has been completely over
whelmed by the government troops at
a place called Medina, and has been
compelled to beat a retreat to Venezue
lan territory. It is believed in Bogota
that the war is now practically over.
Representatives of about fifty of the
leading manufacturers in the United
States of pickles, kraut, tomato catsup,
preserves, mince meat, etc., met in
Cincinnati and organized a national as
sociation under the name of the Na
tional Association of Manufacturers of
Food Products. William McMecham. of
Wheelisg, W. Va., was elected presi
dent Buffalo Bill's Wild West show
opened in New York to a crowd which
completely filled Madison Square gar
den. There were many well known
people present, among them General
Miles. General Brooke. Brigadier Gen
eral M. V. Sheridan (retired , Lieuten
ant Colonel M. P. Maus. Rear Admiral
Barker and Senator W. A. Clark of
General Torrence, commander-in-chief
of th G. A. R,, has issued his
first general order in connection with
the forthcoming encampment in Wash
ington. It officially announces that the
encampment will begin October 6, that
the same railroad rates and stop-over
privileges will be operative as in the
1S99 encampment, and that only a lim
ited number of proj-eriy certified vet
erans can be accommodated with free
State Senator Clark of Clarinda, la.,
ilicd in Los Angeles. Cal.. on the 22nd.
The Austrian minister of instruction.
Dr. Von Hartel. has conferred the
great gold Staats medal upon Waller
MacEwen. the American artist for his
picture called 'The Ghost Story."
Editor Hurlbut of the Aurora (Neb.)
Sun dropped dead from heart disease
while walking on the street
In Kansas City. Kan., John Calhoun
was shot by his son, Rowland, five
times and fatally wounded. The father
had attacked the boy's married sister.
The strike in the Thilmany paper
mill at Kankanna, Wis., the biggest
tissue mill in the world, was settled.
David Carpenter, who was a personal
friend of Horace Greeley and John C.
Fremont is dead at his home in Mount
Pleasant N. Y.
Representative Champ Clark of Mis
souri ba3 decided to dissent from his
associates on the McKinley momorial
committee in recommending that the
COfflauww l" ' o
thanks of congress be given to Secre-
tary Hay for nts oration ai ice mcbjb-
ley memorial exercises.
Mrs. Carrie Nation paid a second
visit to Omaha, but did no smashisg.
Mrs. Ll A. Cox of Abilene. Tex., has
arrived is San Francisco asd identlfed
the msn killed by Oflcer Pink Taylor
23 her son. Orland Camillo Hanks, the
zUeged train robber.
In the house of commons Sir Michael
Hicks-Beach, the chancellor of the ex-
chequer, is the course of a speech se
j f ending the budget proposals, said
nothing could be more premature tssa
the rumors in the press regsrdiss; tse
J peace augoUatioas is Sostk Africa.
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SENATOR ITIIILLAirS FINE PINS DOS
A ssg. doc has board ssd lodsisg is
Senator McMillas's stable asd he hse
every qualilcatkm to warrant his ss
sociatios on equal terms with the thor
oughbred horses that take the Mkhi
gas senator to the capitol every morn
isg. Isdeed. the pus dog. whose ssse
is Piper, far outclasses the thorough
breds socially, because he has made
himself s welcome visitor and great is
the senator's Vermost avenue house,
and Piper would he humiliated if a
reception were held at which he was
sot present On such occasions he
takes his place on a mat in the hall
and no visitor escapes his keen, ob
serving eye. Piper's knowledge of af
fairs often surprises eves those whs
have the highest regard for his Intel
licence. One of Senator McMillan's grasd
children. who lives in the house, goes
out Jo school every morsing. and Pi
perliever fails to be present In the hall
ready to accompany her on time. He
accompanies her to school and then
goes back to the house. At the hour
for dismissing the school Piper slways
returns asd is found waiting for his
little mistress and walks home with
her sedately. He knows there Is no
session of the school on Saturdays and
Sundays as well as any one, says the
Washington Star, and on those aays is
neither waiting in the morning nor
does he go to the school building in
SHOWED REAL PRESENCE OF MIND
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Laatcra la aa
"Talking about presence of mindV'
said a railroad brakeman, "let me tell
you of a little incident that I know
something about, 'cause I was there.
We were out one bad night last Febru
ary, when we got stuck in a snowdrift.
I was head brakeman and had noth
ing to do with flagging our rear. That
was the business of the other brske
man, but as he had been drinking a
good deal I felt a little alarmed for
fear he would go to sleep. So pretty
soon I skipped back to see if he was
attending to business and I found him
lying flat on the track, asleep. He
had fallen on his lantern the red one
and broken it al to pieces.
"Just then I heard the 'Flyer com
ing, and she was coming fast too. How
to stop that train I didn't know. 1
had my ordinary white lantern, but a
white light isn't just the thing for a
danger signal in a snowstorm. I was
mad. and as the darned bum got up I
suddenly concluded I would make sure
?f my work."
"What did yoa do?"
"I hit him in the nose and held my
lantern to catch the blood. In thirty
seconds I had the daisiest red lan
tern an engineer set eyes on. and In
i moment more I stopped the 'Flyer
ind avoided a terrible wreck."
ND NOW WE HAVE PARLOR POLO
raa Latest T4 of Iw Terk laaa-
The newest fad is parlor polo, and
.he reader can readily guess its rules
is well as its charms. Parlor polo can
De played indoors or out and doe3 not
equire a table with a net Sides hav
ing been chosen, each player selects a
Dony. which Is a stick with a horse's
head, like the hobby-horse of our
Aildhood. The men straddle the po
lies; the women ride side-saddle or
as they please. Some of the different
:olored ponies are considered unlucky
md it is the rule to draw for choice.
The goals are fixed; the ball is thrown
iown. and the drivers hit it or at it
with their mallets. The rules of real
polo are observed as far as they apply
U the restricted space.
You will be surprised at the amount
Df healthful exercise you can get out
:f this apparently simple game. There
ire accidents the slipping of a rider.
the falling of a pony, the hitting of
in adversary with a mallet that add
to the interest. The scene is more pic
mresque when the men wear polo cos
nimes and th women parti-colored
Dolo caps; but this is not required,
indeed, dinner parties are now hur
jied through so that-the company may
jlear away the furniture and play par
'or polo as they once played ping
pong. New York Town Topics.
Manly a Sn.
Two small boys were wending their
way home tnrougn me smr siunu
ast evening when I came upon them
lear the Northern boulevard viaduct.
Ihey had evidently been to one of
:he theaters from the conversation
aeard'by the vagrant, which was some
thing like this:
"Say, Mike, de guy what played de
villain was a sleepy mug. wasn't he?"
"Well. I should snicker! Why. de
chump made me eyes blink wid sleep
every time I seen him."
"Wonder if he was brought up in de
biz?" asked the first speaker, to which
the one addressed as Mike replied :,
"Naw, I don't t'ink so. He's about
one of de guys wot goes wid de show
to handle de baggage, and mebbe the
regular feller got snowed in some
where." Albany Journal.
Saavtltata tmr Sleca,
A London paper says that the health
of people in fashionable society is be
ing dangerously threatened by a new
drug which is popularly regarded as a
substitute for sleep. Very discreetly it
declines to name this dangerous sub
stance. When tea was first introduced into
Europe it was commended for the same
virtues, and it was believed that it
would no longer be necessary to de-
vise any substitute for sleep which
... . th. lon . brin nervo.X5
0remkdOwn. Springfield Republican.
Datea Herrlas rukiag.
The great Dutch industry, herring
fiahing. wss unusually successful la3t
year. Belgium consumes large qnar
tities of Holland herring. England I:
the largest purchaser of Dutch
Caral Help TlUacav
The villages of Fulton. X. Y., and
AihoU Mass.. are the latest heneficaries
under Andrew Carnegie's library fasd
Each village is to get a $13,000 library
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