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SOON TO AN-
N D0U6T ITS
1.0NDON. May 3L Tbe government
leader. A. J. Baltoar. annoaaced in
the bouse ot coaatoai that he heped
to fc"ahle on Slanday next to an
nounce the result of the peace nezotia-
tions in South Africa.
. Mr. Balfoar added: "I cannot,
however, be absolutely certain of be
Eg In apposition to "do so, ami until
the statement can be made I do not
think It expedient to take up the
The government leader also said:
"A recent phrase, 'hung in the bal
ance, frqs been absurdly misinterpret
ed as referring to divisions in the cab
inet on the subject of the budget. That
ai not a fact .and the question is
u. -aaaaaaaaa MMhMM
Despite Balfsavli FntoaM .Vwssr-
tairtty P;i i IT I istwi a PI
Cabinet wes r1aMBj7BB am
the Acre. -
whether the house can properly be
asked to discuss the budget until they
kuow precisely where they stand id
regard to the negotiations."
In spite of Mr. Balfour's pretended
uncertainty there is no dcubt what
ever in the house of commons, or else1
nhere. that a full peace settlement
mil be announced Monday next.
The capture of Commandant Halan.
announced from Middelburg. Cape Col
ony, renews attention to the rebellion
in Cape Colony. Commandant Malan
took the Commandant Scheeper's com
mand when the latter was captured by
the British and became chief Boer
commandant in Cape Colony after
Commandant Kritzinger's capture.
Malan, who was mortally wounded
when captured by Major Colett's
mounted troops, was among the irre
concilables who refused to send dele-
gate to the peace conference at
. Yreeniging. Transvaal. w
According to the latest uncensored
correspondence from Capetown the
Boers ar1 still in constant occupation
ot at least twenty-two different local
ities in Cape Colony, having more
Than a score -of bands of raiders,
mounted and armed, and of sufficient
mobility to defy successful pursuit, al
though the British have often swept
and "cleared" every mile of th5 col
- ony' territory. A correspondent re
ports that the "invasion is more ac
tively aggressive than ever and rebel
lion is more rampant."
"The campaign against the roving
Boer commandoes in Cape Colony.
which has been in active progress for
sixteen months, has achieved nothing
beyond keeping them moving. "Any
occasional success," the correspondent
adds, -obtained by the seventeen
IJriush -columns operating in Cape
Colony is more the result of luck than
of their tactics, and these unpalatable
facts will continue as long as so few
columns co-operate in the hustling
The inadequacy of the supply of the
troops is at the root of the unsatis
The British cabinet was specially
summoned last nfght and sat for a
little over an hour. It is generally
accepted, this morning, that the ses
sion. though brief, sufficed to put the
final touches on the agreement which
will terminate the war.
Spanish Are Still Sore.
PARIS. May 31. It is announced
in a uispatch to the Patrie from Ma
drid that Senor Sabino Arana, leader
of the Biscayan nationalist party, sent
a long cable message to President
Roosevelt, congratulating him on the
establishment of the republican gov
ernment in Cuba, and that the Span
ish censor suppressed the message.
Connelly Must Serve Two Tears.
COLUMBUS. Neb May 3L A mo
tion for a new trial in the case agaiast.
Vincent Connelly of Lindsay, convict
ed of assault with intent to kill in
the district court last week, was brer
ruled and Judge Jamison sentenced
Connelly to two years in tne peniten
tiary. Death for Train Roaeery.
WASHINGTON, May 31. Senator
Piatt of New York has introduced a
bill making train robbery a felony
and providing the death penalty for
Silver Coinage Bill.
WASHINGTON. May 31. The
house passed the bill to increase the
subsidiary silver coinage.
- Herbert Gets the Appointment.
LONDON. May 31. Bon. Michael
Henry Herbert, who is nominally sec
retary to the British embassy at Par
is, probably wfll be the next British
ambassador to the United States, in
succession to the late Lord Pannce
f ate. 3. ' Herbert's appointment
-probably will not be aaaounced untUj
the remains of Lord Pauncefote ar
rive in England. The only question
as to Mr. Herbert's selection is the
approval of King-Edward.
Frees Seventeen Other.
"' WASHINGTON, ay ii. Under
the decision jf the supreme court in
the case of Captain Peter G. DemtBg.
Secretary Root has directed that
twenty-seven ex-members of vobxateer
organizations sow si'i liaft
gn be released frcaa.
Ten of the freed men are asm at the
.Fort Leaveaworth peakeaxiary aad
the other sevecteea are at Aleatras is
land, California. Taey dieaB ealiet-
TO CHOP COfMNTIOfr
LINCOLN. Neb Ma? JL The chV
id crop service haBetim eays:
The past week has beem
rery. The daily
tare has averaged
eraOy aalow am artaenu The raim-
fall exceeded an inch in most of the
counties south of the Platte river,
and was generally less than half as
inch north of the Platte.
The past week has beem very favor
able for the growth of vegetation.
Winter wheat has headed nicely, al
though the straw is usually rather
aaort. Oats have thickened aad hc
proved in condltionIespeciaIly J
"southern counties. Corn planting has
been retarded by the rain, but plant
ing is well advanced and a targe per
centage of the crop is up, showing a
fine stand; com cultivation has com
menced. The cutting of alfalfa for
hay has commenced in southwestern
counties, with generally a good crop.
STILL TAXED IN ARMENIA.
Efforts in Washington for Relief of
WASHINGTON, May 31. Repre
sentative Shallenberger called on the
State department regarding a matter
concerning Rev. M.,S. Beliax of Riv
erton. Neb., who is a naturalized citi
zen of this country, formerly a native
It appears that under the laws of
that country the inhabintants have
to pay a personal tax for the right
to live. Mr. Belian has a brother liv
ing in Asia Minor, and for the past
ten years, during which time he has
resided in this country, the Turkish
government has been compelling his
brother to pay the tax upon Mr. Be
lian of Nebraska. Mr Shallenberger
asked the secretary of state to look
into the matter and it has been re
ferred to our consulate at Hudjan,
Teachers Life Certificates.
LINCOLN, Neb May 31. Exam
inations for teachers' professional life
certificates will be held simultaneou
ly in various places in Nebraska on
June 10, 11 and 12. Superintendent
Fowler- has appointed the following
board of examiners: Superintendent
A. O. Thomas. Kearney: Superintend
ent D. C. O'Connor, Norfolk, and Dr.
George E. Condra, Lincoln. The ex
aminations will be "held in Lincoln,
Fairbury. Norfolk, North Platte,
Holdrege, Culbertson, Sidney and
York. Tests will be made on each of
the three days in this order: Tues
day, chemistry, general history and
English literature; Wednesday, plain
trigonomerry, zoologjt, geology and
physical geography: Thursday, intel
lectual philosophy, rhetoric.
Funeral of Editor Turner.
COLUMBUS, Neb., May 3L The
funeral of M. K. Turner is said to
have been the largest in point of at
tendance ever held at this place. It
was conducted at the home of the
deceased by Rev. G. A. Luce, assisted
by Rev. G. A- Mums. The Grand
-Army veterans had charge of the
service at the grave, aad a squad of
Spanish-American soldiers fired a sa
lute to the dead.
Boy Killed by Lightning.
MERNA, Neb., May 3L Barney,
the 12-year-old son of Thomas Tea
fcTi a farmer residing west of this
town, was struck and instantly kill
ed by lightning. The boy was on
horseback driving cattle when the
electric death messenger ended his
existence. The horse the boy was
riding and one cow were also killed-
Swallowed Carbolic Acid.
FREMONT, Neb May 3L News
reached thip city of an attempt made
by Conrad Hiatz, aged about fifty
years, to commit suicide by drinking
half a pint of carbolic add. He was
found almost dead, lying, in a room
at the house ofD. Tobia, a farmer
Jiving north of Arlington, where he
had been workbag. His condition is
Farmers Elevator Company.
BENEDICT, Nelx. May 3L A far
mers elevator company was organiz-
ed here with D. W. Baker as presi
dent. Ralph Shily secretary and W.
C Conkle treasurer. A committee
was appointed to solicit subscribers
and the talk is that an elevator win
be built in time for the coming har
vest. Widow Rendered Judgment.
SEWARD. Neh- May 3L In the
district court Catherine Bower ob-.,
taiaed a jadgment for 32J50 agaiast.
the Bankers Union of the World in
a suit brought to recover under a pol
icv of insurance of 12.000 on the life
of William Bowers, who died aboat a
veer ago. The case was contested on
the grounds Mr. Bowers drank: to
excess. but the evidence did aot show
that he had used liquor to any great
RAVENNA, Neb, May 3L A class
of eight .girls and one boy comprised
the class that graduated from the
high school here a few evenings ago.
Ckaacellor Andrews of the State uni
versity deHvered the address. Some
fire vocal selections were rendered
by Miss Rispo Clerk .aad Mm
Blanch Hktva. The haU was tiled to
overflowing. The diplomas were
sezted by S. N.BartIey, who
Yaaw "TaaJaaafiBB " aaaawS aaalaT
A-aaaE aaBBaaaaBBva. aaBaav ajii aa
sal ia. tae ankhera'
ABOUT THE CROPS
is Nated in the Cendi-
af Winter Wheat in Ncbraafca,
Portions of lliinoie, Indiana
WASH1NGTON, May 36. The
itker bareau's weekhr summary of
crop conditions is as follows:
The week ending May 28 was one of
highly favorable temperature condi
tions in all districtreast of the Rocfcy
auraataias, with aavadaatf rainfall
over the greater portion ot the cen
tral valleys, lake region aad middle
Drouth conditions in the Ohio val
ley have been effectually relieved ev
cept in southern Illinois, and while
partially broken over the greater part
of the middle and South Atlantic
states, more rain was needed at the
close of the week in those districts.
Rain is much needed in Tennessee,
over the northern portioas of Mis
sissippi and Alabama and in central
and southern Florida. Excessively
heavy rains retarded work aad caused
some damage by washing and over
flows in the lake region in the states
of the Ohio and lower Missouri val
leys. On the Pacific coast the first part
of the week was too cold in Washing
ton and Oregon, but more favorable
conditions prevailed during the latter
part in California. With the excep
tion of drying winds the week, though
cooler than usual, was generally fa-
vorable. Heavy frosts occurred on
the 19th and 20th in the niddle and
southern Rocky mountain districts,
causing considerable daaaage.
Heavy rains have interrupted corn
planting over extensive areas in the
Missouri, upper Mississippi and Ohio
valleys and lake regions, in portions
of which districts much replanting
will be necessary as a result of over
flows and washed lands. The early
planted corn has made good growth
throughout the central valleys, but is
suffering for cultivation in the lower
middle valley. In the southern states
the crop has made good progress and
much of the early planted has been
An improvement in the condition of
winter wheat is reported from Nebras
ka. K3T--g portion-rof Uliaois, aad is.
Tnd'" and Michigan. It is in fine
condition in Missouri, except in a few
southeastern counties. The reports
xrom Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio, the
middle south Atlantic and east gulf
states show that the crop is heading
low and indicate very light yields.
Harvesting continues in Texas and
will soon begin in Arkansas, Oklaho
ma and southern Kansas. On the Pa
cific coast the outlook continues fa
vorable, except in southern Califor
nia; the crop is. however, reported as
unusually weedy in Oregon. In Cali
fornia winter wheat is ripening rapid
ly and harvest will soon begin in the
San Joaquin valley.
Early spring wheat has made rap
id growth and that later sown is com
ing up welL Seeding is practically
In the middle, sooth Atlantic and
east gulf states and portions of the
Ohio valley the outlook for oats is
not promising, but more favorable con
ditions are reported from the Missouri
and upper Mississippi valleys and the
lake region. Harvesting is in prog
ress in the central and west gulf
Elizabeth Coleacott Clarkaon Dead.
DES MOINES, May 30. Elizabeth
Colescott Clarkson. widow of Coker
F. Clarkson and mother of James S.
Clarkson cf New York and R. P
Clarkson, editor of the Iowa State
Register, died here, after an illness
of only two days. She was S2 years
Sagaata'e Cabinet Troubles.
MADRID. May 30. The premier.
Senor Sagasta, is hopeful of limiting
the changes in the Spanish cabinet
to finrttTig a successor for Senor Can
elajas, the minister of public worship,
works, commerce and agriculture.
Resignation of French Premier.
PARIS. May 30. The resignation
of the premier. M. Waldeck-Rosseau.
was formally communicated to the
cabinet at its meeting today. Public
announcement of the resignation win
he made June 3.
Feel ScaraMy f Coal.
NEW YORK. Mar 3- Many smaU
.owas in New, Jersey are beginning
ta feel the scarcity of anthracite coaL
SaaTera village has been 'in darkness
several aigats, saving no electric
lien. The steel pleat taere win run
! outof coal aad it win be necessary
XO lay t-"V "" us. i airint mc uxim
' in use at Uidgewood. At Spring Val-
ley. N. Y- the silk mm. the pipe fas-
tory and ihe shirt works, employing
"OOTiaads, wffl be shut down.
Reck Island to Abesra.
MINNEAPOLIS. Minn.. May 30.
The Journal annoences from i au
thoritative scurce that the Rock Is
land has decided to absorb the Bur
lirstcn, CedafT!apias 4: Northern, in
which it already owrs a controlling
interest, and make the L287 zsJ.es of
road Grirp'ed a integral cart of tie
Rcc Island systeru Mcneaplis wHl
thea become the Ecrtiera. terrunrua
of tie- Rock Island, .wiick win carry
j out an
ANGRY ELEPHANT KILLS MARV
Hurl Him a
Kneel Up Him. , -
NEW. YORK, May 30. "TofB." Jk
female elephant of the Foreaafi 4
Sells circus, kileW a mam at tfc
show grounds of the circaa in Bcwam
The victim was Joshoa Btaat ef
Fort Wayne, Ind. He weat to the efc.
phants' encloasre, where thee
mals were waiting for their
and each stuck out his
"shake hands" as Blunt
in front of them, it being the
of the trainers to salute each elephaar
with a wentle tap. "
Blunt had a beer glass ia. aia aamm
and when he approached Tope" few
shoved it at her instead of
usual greeting. This act
offend the great beast. Ia aa
she aeizedtaeaama wkh he
and after hurling him violently to the'
ground knelt on him and crashed hint
to death. Keepers came to the res
cue too late. They drove "Tope"
back and removed the body.
GOES OVER TO NEXT SESSION.'
No Agreement Reached en
of Public Land.
WASHINGTON, May 30. The
house committee on public lands met
and among other things took up the
matter of the leasing of public lands
and after discussing the matter for
some time it was decided to allow
the whole matter to go over until the
next session of congress.
During the consideration of the so
called Hill bill by the house Con
gressman Shallenberger took .the
floor in opposition to the measure.
He based his opposition on the pro
vision to make silver dollars redeem
able in gold and also the provision
for the issuance of an asset currency
by national banks. As a democratic
speech his address was well received
on that side of the chamber, aad after
he concluded his .remarks he receiv
ed the congratulations of his demo
WOOD CONFERS WITH ROOT.
Makes Oral Report ef His Admim
tration of Cuban Affair.
WASHINGTON. May 30. Geaeral
Wood, until recently military gover
nor of Cuba, arrived here on the gov
ernment transport Kanawha.
His first act was to proceed to the
war department aad make an oral re-
L port to Secretary "Root of the com
plete discharge of his stewardship in
Cuba and the gratifying success of
the aiisaainirala far hie withdrawal
of the American troops and the in
auguration "of the Cuban republic on
He will have a full conference with
the president and Secretary Root re
garding Cuban affairs later. It is ex
pected that General Wood will be de
tained in this city for at least six
weeks, closing up Ihe affairs of the
Cuban military government.
The Cuban Cengi
HAVANA. May 30. The hoase of
representatives has reconsidered the
bUl which provided amnesty for
Americans who were aader sentence
or in jail in Cuba, and has added an
amendment providing that amnesty
be granted to native-born Americans
only. The bUl, in this form, was
sent to the senate. The purpoae of
the amendment is to exclude from
the amnesty those naturalized Ameri
can citizens who might be released
by- the bOl.
Regents Deny the Report.
MILWAUKEE. May 30. The story
from Lincoln, Neb., that Chancellor
Andrews has been offered the presi
dency of the University of Wisconsin
is denied by the regents. Dr. A. J.
Pule, a member of the committee
which has the task of selecting a new
president, said the report was with
out a word of truth. The same of Dr.
Andrews, he said, had aerer come be
fore the committee. He said the of
fice was still open.
Unfit far the Libraries.
CHICAGO, May 30. Balzac's aov
els in fifty-one volumes were sifted to
the bottom in three hours by a jury
in Judge Hatchiason's eoart today.
and anally declared to be unfit for
the libraries of respectable people
aad improper reading for childrea.
Keane for Corrigan'a
LONDON, May 30. The Rome cor
respondent of the DaUy Man says that
at the consistory to be held Jaae 9 the
pope wUl nominate' Archbishop Keane
of Dubuque, Ia to saeceed the late
Archbishop Corriaan of New York.
ST. LOUIS, May 30. The Republic
says that a compact set ten the Bar
lingtoa aad the Bock Islaad railway
systems s reported. It iavotves, it is
said. -aot .eaiy the Wigaias Ferry, bat
also world's fair- teraamala for both
lines, the baflding of a new passeager
station by the Barliagtoa aad the
opening of a right of way from Twen
tieth aad Waheat atieets over a cir
cuitous route to the wharf
North -Jlarket. street.
CLEVELAND. O, May 30. The re
pabUcaa state coareatiea. ia seaska
here, aomhaated'tae foOowiac ticket:
For secretary of state, Lewis C. Lay
Iin of NorwaJk.
For judge ot sapreme. eaart, WB
1t Crew ef MeCooaensvffle.
Fsr food aad dairy coaeadaskmcr.
Horace Aakeay of "Xenia.
For member of the board of pahlfe
works, WmUaaa Kirtley Jr.
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PUTILE ATTEMPT TO EXAMINE
MOUTH OF VOLCANO.
SB il-WiE maunm
, awt Says No Sane Man
Crater in Actien
Predict What the Vol-
POST DE FRANCE. Island of Mar
tiaisae. May 28. A tremendoas expto
sfam of very black smoke from Mount
Teko at 9:1a o'clock this morning ac-
esataated the fear entertained for the
of George Kcnnan, the Amer-
. author; who. with a land party.
boon PT&miainr the northern Dart
the islaadV 'Te'" governor 6TTiar-"
tmiqae, M. LeHuerer, was at once
seem with the object of arranging for
a rescue party to proceed by land in
connection with the voyage along the
coast of the United States cruiser
Cincinnati, should such steps appear
At about 11 o'clock this morning
Fernand Clerc, a wealthy land pro
prietor of Martinique, arrived here and
announced that Mr. Ken nan and his
party were safe on a plantation at the
north end of the island.
ProL Robert T- HiU, United States
government geologist and head of the
expedition sent to Martinique by the
National Geographical society, who
left Fort de France Monday on horse
back for the volcano, returned here
this morning. He was completely
worn out by his trip.
Speaking personally of his expedi
tion to Mount Pelee, Prof. Hill said1.
My attempt to examine the crater of
Vnnf PpIpp has been futile. I suc
ceeded, however, in getting very close
to Morse Rouge. At 7 o'clock Monday
sight I witnessed from a point near
the ruins of St. Pierre a frightful ex
plosion from Mont Pelee and noted the
accompanying phenomena. While
these eruptions continue no sane man
should attempt to ascend to the crater
of the volcano. Following the salvos
of detonations from the mountain
gigantic mushroom shaped columns of
smoke and cinders ascended into the
clear starlit sky and then spread in
a vast black sheet to the south and
directly over my head. Through this
sheet, which extended a distance of
ten miles from the crater, vivid and
I awful lightning like bolts flashed with
alarming frequency. Tcey louowea
distinct paths of ignition, but were
different from lightning in that the
bolts were horizontal and not perpen
dicular. This is indisputable evidence
of the explosive oxidation of the
gases after they left the crater.
This is a most important observa
tion aad explains, in pert, the awful
catastrophe. This phenomenon is en
tirely new in volcanic history.
I took many photographs, -but do
not hesitate to acknowledge that I was
terrifiedT But I was not the only per
son so frightened. Two newspaper
correspondents who were close to
Morne Rouge some hours before me
became scared, ran three miles down
the mountain and hastened into Fort
The people on the north end of
the island are terrified and are fleeing
witli their cattle and effects. I spent
Tuesday night in a house at Deux
Choux with a crowd of 200 frightened
The volcano is still intensely active
and I cannot make any predictions as
to what it will do.
America Their Destination.
NEW YORK, May 29. There are
25,000 immigrants on the Atlantic due
to arrive at this port this week and.
they win bring the total for May up
to 5,000 or 30,000. This wttl break ali
records for any month in the last
twenty years. The number of depor
tations is increasing, 750 persons hav
ing been ordered deported during the
first twenty-six" days of May. The ma
jority of the new arrivals- are from
Austria-Hungary, Italy and Russia.
Black Eye far the Territories.
WASHINGTON, May 29. The sen
ate committee on- territories decided
by formal vote against fixing any time
for the consideration of the omnibus
statehood bill, providing for the ad
mission of Oklahoma. New Mexico
and Arizona into the union.
Put Governor Out of Church.
LITTLE ROCK. May 29. After a
lengthy discussion in the Second Bap
tist church touight the congregation
voted to withdraw fellowship from
Governor Jefferson Davis upon charges
of unbecoming conduct filed some
time ago. .
Paul J. Sorg. Ohio.
DAYTON, O.. May 29. Hon. Paul J.
Sorg. former congressman and multi
millionaire tobacco manufacturer, died
at his home in Middeltown, after an
illness of several years' duration.
Come Up Last of June.
WASHINGTON. May 29. The in
junction cases instituted by die in
terstate commerce commission against
fourteen railroad lines running east
ward from Missouri river points, in
-which the government seeks, to enjoin
ihe roads from granting rebates to
shippers, will come up before Judges
Groascap aad Phillips in Chicago en
June 23. The decision then win de
termine the question of jurisdiction
ef court in the premises.
Will Vote n Bill Tuesday.
WASHINGTON. May 29. An agree
ment yesterday was reached in the
aeaate by which a final vote on the
Trnilippmes aovernmeat bill and an
will be taken ap next
at 4 p. m. Peadhsg the vote.
the-aeaate wffl meet at 11 o'clock each
day, except tumorrow. when the sen
ate win aot sit. it being Memorial
day. Monday aad Tuesday the debate
win be aader ficteea-miaate rale. Bur
on the bill yesterday.
iaatitBaed ar Nclasa Vaa Vi
of Saeepakead Bar, L. L.
Brooklyn Heights KaOns
the ram asked for in his aait
ttMN. la September. IStl.
aeloagiag to the eompaay
wagoa ia which Vaa Valk
riding throwiax aba oat
jnriag aim. After weeks spent ta the
hospital Vaa Valkeabarg was dis
charged, his health stfll impaired aad
his perseaal appearance greatly
marred. Yet it is -sot likely that he
woeld have iastftated a salt far
ages aad aot aaotaer sait of ais
wroax. aad herein comas ia the
city of the ease.
Prior to the accident he was one of
the handsomest and most psaamr
voting mea on Loag Island aad was
eaaeged to marry Hiss Beatrix Poad.
a belle of Spriagfeld village- Bat saw
"promptly broke the eaaagemeat ea
seeiag his post-aospitaL appearance;
altaoagh while he was being aarsed
she sent him daily measages of love
aad sympathy. Other girls, too. who
esteemed him "a catch" before the ac
cident gave him the arctic stare after
it aad he retired to his home a heart
broken young man. Now he sues the
company on the ground that by the
accident he was deprived of the society
of a "true and loving wife" and he
has witnesses to prove that the brok
en eagagement was the result of his
It win be interesting to watch the
results of this suit and here we ven
ture the prediction that if Van Valk
enburg gains his suit for 315,090 all
the girls will be after him again!
"I went west when a lad to grow up
with the country, and have always re
joiced that I followed the advice of
Horace Greeley, said Edward H. Tal
cott, a banker, of Livingston. Moat.
"Landing in Livingston eighteen
years ago, when it was an embryo
town of only six months old, I have
stayed by it and am prettty weU sat
isfied with the results, for, though it
is not yet a large city, it is a Uve and
progressive place aad the condition of
its people is sufficiently attested by
the deposits in one bank amounting
to $600,000. As president of that bank
I naturally take some pride in its suc
cess, which is but an index of the
prosperity of the surrounding country.
"Eastern people hardly realize the
greatness of Montana. We had one
county that, before its division some
time ago. was larger than aU New
England. It is a journey of 800 miles
across the state. The combined pro
duction of oar ffl'""t including aU the
precious metals, exceeds in value the
output of any other state. In cattle
we are second only to Texas. BeaMea;
we have one of the greatest farmiag
countries on earth, and the man with
the hoe is coming in great numbers.
ANSWER SHE EXPECTED
She was a bright young teacher in
charge of a bright young class. To in
crease their vocabulary she had hit on
a guessing game. She told the class
of what she was thinking, and they
named the object.
This time she had thought of the
word "birthday," and the lesson went
on in this fashion:
"Now, nttle folks. I am thinking of
something you aU have. You don't
have it very often just once every
vear. Even I have one. What is it?
TI1 give you a minute to think, and.
when you are sure you know, raise
Hands began to go up rapidly.
"My!" said this bright young teach
er, "1 reaUy think I have the best
Uttle folks in all this big schooL They
all think so fast and I know they are
thinking of the very thing I thought.
I'm going to let Morris telL I'm sure
Morris rose to his feet and stood
in the aisle in true military position:
and like a shot from a gun, in response
to the teacher's "Tell us what it is,
Morris." came the ready answer:
"A clean undershirt, teacherl"
dba aad Viper.
A resident at VersaUles, France, M.
Guignet. sends to Nature a vivid ac
count of a duel he saw between a
hedgehog and a viper. The two ene
mies knew at first sight who was who,
and eyed each other as if they knew
a moment's inattention would be fa
taL The viper was the first to get
tired of gazing and it began to glide
away. Just then the hedgehog rushed
for the viper's taU. aad having nailed
It fast with its teeth, it rolled itself
up. The hedgehog was very careful,
however, not to cut the tall off. The
viper curled back and deUvered furi
ous assaults upon its aggressor, wrest
ling and rolling with the curled-up
hedgehog all over the place. At length
the snake, wounded In a hundred
places, died. The hedgehog beganjts
repast on the tan of its victim, but
was careful not to eat the head.
AcdSmt ar Dla ?
A woman's editorial association had
a dinner in Topeka and one of the
toasts was 'Woman: Without Her
3an is a Brute." It must have been
a cynical printer man who set up the
type, for this was the way the toast
read in print: "Woman. Without Her
Man. Is a Brute." Just how much of
a rumpus this raised may possibly be
imagined; it certainly cannot be de
scribed. The lines of no two human hands
are exactly alike. When a traveler
ia Chiaa desires a passport, the palm
of the hand is covered with fine oil
paint aad an impression is taken on
thin, damp paper. This paper, oftcial
ly signed, is his passport.
A Moari contralto is singing ia Loa
doa. 8eie the Princess Te Baagf
Pai. a half-breed, her father being a
Britfak eakmel ataiJoaed ia New Zea
laaaVaad her mother the head of the
Ngatlporoa cma. The prtsi am aiags
Preatdeat Barrows of Oberlia coHeg
k seriously ill
Formal dedicatioa of the Caracgie
library occurred at Liacoia.
The Bock Islaad railroad is mikiag
arraagemeats to eater Kansas City.
The president has signed the Indian
appropriation bill aad the omnibus
Up to the present time there has
been tweaty-tve cases of cholera
amoac America is Manila.
Freak Bacon has been reappoiated
receiver aad George E. Freach as
register of the land omce at North
All mm ia Aagasta. Ga- have start
ed ap, aad, with the exception of the
jrjac."1 T cfJti co1"
ptemeat of haads.
The aavy department has agreed to
transport to the homeless people of
St. Vincent a large quantity of build
iag lumber which the Canadian gov
ernment has donated.
Isabel Irving-is no longer with Rich
ard Mansfield. It is said that Mans
field criticized her acting. Miss Irving
immediately canceled her contract and
left for her home ia New Jersey.
Engineer James Couch and Fireman
J. E. James were killed aad Conductor
Grant Robaoa was severely injured in
a freight wreck on the West Pennsyl
vania railroad, near Porters Curve
It is said on good authority that
Charles F. Price has maUed from
LcuisvUle his resignation as general
manager of the New California Jockey
club to President Williams at Saa
L. T- Ohketo, a Japanese, and Miss
Carolyn Walber. a comely white girl,
were united tn marriage at Evanaton.
Wyoming, by Justice O'Flynn. The
couple claim Ogden as their place of
Generals Corbln, Young and Wood
hav been formaUy invited by Em
peror Wniiam to attend, as his per
sonal guests the German military
maneuvers next fall- The three gen
erals will accept.
A bill has been introduced by Sen
ator Lodge providing for the removal
of the battleship Maine from the har
bor of Havana and the recovery of the
bodies of the American sailors who
sank with the vesseL
Senator Quay introduced a bill pro
viding for the promotion of Major Gen
eral Brooke, the senior major general
of the armv. to the rank of lieutenant
general, aad for the general's retire- I
meat with that rank.
The Kaaxacsy hoard df health de
clared a eaaraatiae uaainst the state
of Indiana on account of smallpox in
the southern part of the latter state.
The quarantine is to go into effect on
Sunday. June 1. at noon.
At the inquest held at Opal, Wyom
ing, over the remains of Austin Park
er, who was shot and killed In the
Austin saloon last Thursday by Nick
Garcia, it was decided that Garcia act
ed in self-defense, and was exonerated.
Herbert H. Matteson. the defaulting
cashier of the First National baak of
Great Falls, Montana, who pleaded
guilty in the federal court, was sen
tenced to ten years in the penitentiary
by Judge Knowles. Matteson's short
age was $196,000. He lost, the money
Of the $456,000 appropriated by the
Iowa legislature for the state institu
tions, the school for the feeble minded
at Glenwood will receive $59,575. the
state hospital ar Clarinda $5L500, and
the school for daf at Council Bluffs
$3,100, exclusive of the appropriation
to make good the loss suffered by the
The steamer Camana, laden with
wheat, sunk in the Columbia river.
Commander Booth-Tucker of the"
Salvation Army announces that the
commander in chief. General William
Booth, will visit this country in Octo
Over 300 head of cattle were drown
ed in the flood at Butte, Montana.
Emigration statistics for 1901 show
that 14.000 Norwegians left Norway
for the United States last year, and
it is estimated that during 1302. 30,000
Norwegians wiU leave for America.
The Presbyterian general assembly
will be held next year at Los Angeles.
President Roosevelt has informed a
number of senators that he would sign
the Indian appropriation bilL Some of
the objections b has had to it have
been met by special legislation.
The president nominated Robert S.
McCbrmick of Illinois to be ambas
sador to Austria-Hungary.
The largest cargo of wheat that has
ever left the Pacific coast for South
Africa will be shipped from Portland
early in Jaae on the big ship Speke.
At Dover. DeL, the American Pack
ers association, with an authorized
capital of t6.9W.060. was iacorporated.
General Nelson A. Miles aad staff
are expected to arrive at Fort Filey
earlv next week to witness the test of
the aew guns.
The Freach cable company issued
notice that direct communication with
Martinique, via Hayti. is now restored.
Unicago sxocsnomers in use rma i
wheel are again talking of sending it t
to Coney island. They have invested
$90,000 in it and get no returns.
At Kansas City. Frank Robinson ,
formerly of Nevada, la, aged 20 years,
shot aad killed his sweetheart, Gertie
Rawlias. aged 16 years; shot aad fa
tally wounded his rival, Albert H. Fer
guson, aged 19 years, and shot and fa- j
tally injured himself.
Congressman Mercer has introduced j
a bill in the house authorizing the
wrtfv of war to macadamise to
the width of sixteen feet the military
boalevard extending from Fort Crook
to the city limits of South Omaha, at a
cost of aot to exceed $6.se0.
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