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COLUMBUS. NEBRASKA. WEDNESDAY. JULY 29. 1903.
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THE POPE IS DEAD
VENERABLE PONTIFF YIELDS TO
ATTACK OF DISEASE.
THE LAST MOMENTS PEACEFUL
Cardinals. Relatives and Members ef
the Papal Court at tne Death Bed
Burial Will Take Place in Nine
ROME The pope died shortly after
4 o'clock Monday afternoon. His last
moments were comparatively peaceful
and painless and were preceded by a
period of insensibility.
Around the bedside at the final mo
ment were the cardinals, the relatives
and the paprl court.
Into unconciousness the dying ponttu.
' feebly moved his lips, his last articu
late words being those used in bestow
ing a benediction.
Gradually the shadow of death
spread over the pontic, his extremities
became cold, his features assumed the
fixed rigidity of death, and Dr. Lapon
ni noted his last fluttering heart beats,
which gradually becime slower and
weaker, until they finally stopped.
The news of the pope's death spread
rapidly throughout Rome and caused
a most profound sensation. The whole
city is in mourara?.
During the alarming crisis about
noon, while the pope was lying on his
'bed. perfectly motionless, ami around
him knelt the cardinals and other
members of the papal court, praying
without any preliminary restlessness,
the pontiff opened his eyes, which fell
on Cardinal Oreglia. who was at his
side, and said solemnly: "To your
eminence, who will so soon seize the
reins of supreme power. I confide the
church in these difficult times."
Then Mirr Bisleti, the master of the
chamber asked for the pope's bene
diction for the court, which the pope
granted, adding: "Be this my last
The pleuro-pneumonia with which
his holiness had been sufferinz was
scarcely so much responsible for his !
death as that inevitable decay of tis- 1
sue which ensues upon ninety-three i
years of life. The tested steel which
had been bent so often before human
ills was bound to break at last.
Tonight, the emaciated and lifeless
frame which held so brave a spirit lies
on the bed in the Vatican beside which
almost all the world has prayed. The
red damask coverieti rest lightly over
the body, his cardinal's scarlet cape
is about the shoulders while on his '
head is the papal hood of velvet, bor
dered with ermine. A white silk hand
kerchief is bound over his chin and in
the hands which have blessed so many
thousands is a crucifix. So Pope Leo
will remain for a time, watched by un
iformed ofiicers of the noble guard and
rough clad Franciscan penitentiaries
who will keep a ceaseless vigil until
the burial ceremonies.-
Pope Leo's final moments were
marked by that same serenity and de
votion and. when he was not delirious,
but that calm intelligence which must
always be associated with him. Short
ly before he died, turning to Dr. La
ponni and his devoted valet. Pie Cen
tra, he murmured. "The pain I suffer
is most terrible." Yet his departing
woros were not of the physical suffer
ing, but were whispered benedictions
of the cardinals and his nephew. who
knelt at the bedside, and the last look
of his almost sightless eyes was to
wards the rreat ivory crucifix hanging
in the death chamber.
Of the supreme moment. Dr. Laponni
gives an impressive description. He
"Death occurred through exhaustion.
although in the last two hours Pope
Leo made a supreme effort to gather
together all his energies. He suc
ceeded in recognizing those about him
by the sound of their voices, as his
sight was almost entirely lost. Still
he made a marvelous display of his
energy and even his death was really
grand. It was resided, calm and se
rene. Few examples can be given of a
man of such advanced ase. after so ex
haustive an illness, showing such su
preme courage in dying. The pontiff's
last breath was taken exactly at 4:04.
I pet a lighted candle to his mouth
three times, according to the tradi
tional ceremonial, and afterward de
clared the pope to be no mere.
T then went to inform Cardinal
lapsing, at another rallying, with ex
Oreglia. the dean of the sacred college.
who uamv-diately assumed full powpr
and cave orders that the Vatican be
cleared of all carious persons having
r.o"rizht to be there. Contemporan
eously the "ardinal instructed Mgr.
Righi. master of rremonirs. to send
th1 Swiss guards trom the Clementine
hall to the close ail the entrances to
the Vatican and dismiss all persons
from the death chamber, the body be
ing entrusted to the Franciscan peni
tentiaries." LAST 5LLNESS OF THE POPE
It Dates Frcrr. Jane 30 When the Pon
tiff Caught Ccld.
While drivms' in the Vatican wardens
on June 3 the pope cancht a cold, but J
refused medicai attencance lie text
day he was better, but on the night of
Thursday. July 2, Br. Laponni was snf-;
nciently alarmed to spend the right
with him. ,
On Friday. July 3. he was found to ,
be suSenng trom pulmonary irt. amma-
tion in the right cf the tnorax. between
the inferior and middle lobes. Dr
Laponni informed Cardinal Rampoila
and began treatment on Saturday. Dur
ing the day the inflammation spread, j
On Sunday Dr. Marroni was called
in and confirmed Dr. Lapomii's diag- f
! nosis. xiz, an inflammatory prucess in
the lung which was defined in the
medical bulletin as pulmonary hepati
zation. His breathing crew more and more
labored and all this day his death was
momentarily expected. Tne last rites
were dtafalI and he was inform-
' ed of his approaching end.
On Monday he kept his attendants
on tenter hooks. At one moment re-
traordinary vitality. The extreme ',
unction was administered on this day. 1
On Tuesday an operation was per-
""- lu r"ve " pressure en uie,ed vratnuiis, gave absolution
right lung and S00 grams of liquid mat- aad mmlxoA je bodv i bolv
ter were urawn of
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tertain hopes that, after all he might
On "Wednesday, however, he sank
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On Thursday he was still worse and formation about the funeral services, j
Dr. Rossoni was called in consuita- The government of the Catholic
tion. On Friday a second operation church has been officially assumed by
relieved him materially and by Satur-1 Cardinal Oreglia, as dean of the sa
day he had rallied and until Monday cred college and as aoan of the car
morning it was hoped death was yet dlnal bishops. He will be assisted by j
tar distant. On this day he suffered the deans of the other two orders of !
another relapse and gradually de-; cardinals. Cardinal Macchi of the car- j
On Tuesday, for the first time, his
mind seemed affected, his general
weakness increased and breathing
again became labored.
On "Wednesday he grew progressive
ly weaker and on Thursday it was de
cided to perform a third operation, as
liquid had again gathered in the
pleura. His condition was so grave.
however, the doctors decided to post
pone acaon as long as possible.
On Friday much improvement is
noted and doctors say he may live for can are being pressed forward which
weeks. ' will enable the conclave of cardinals
On Saturday so much better that to begin sitting Auzust 1. However,
some express belief that he may re- it is thought the sessions may last con
cover. 1 siderably longer than at first expect
On Sunday relapses into semicoma ed even long enough to permit Car
dunng night and all hope of his living dinal Moran of Sydney. N. S. W.. to
more than few hours abandoned. arrive in time to take part in the pro-
At noon Monday all the cardinals ceedmgs.
were hastily summoned to the Vatican. 1 An ambassador accredited to the
At 4:4 o'clock Monday artemoon. Vatican says the question of Pope
His Holiness Pose Leo XIII died.
CEREMONY AT THE VATICAN.
Cardinals Formally Declsre tnat Pope
Lee XIII is Dead.
ROME Tuesday mominrr bzan
the first of those grandiose and unique
ceremonies which follow the demise
of a pope. and. although private, it
was conducted with great pomp and
was most impressive.
All the cardinals present in Rome.
numbering twenty-nine, assembled at
the apostolic palace to view the re
mains of the late Leo XIII and to offi
cially pronounce him dead.
Cardinal Oreglia. dean cf ih sacred
college and camerlingo 01 th holy
Roman church, had to put aside his
cardinal's sign of deep mourning and
was gowned entirely in violet. The
other cardinals wore crimson robes.
v.ith violet collars, indicative of
Within the death chamber the body
lay. with a white veil over the face,
on the bed. surrounded by the Frands
can penitentiary, while ontside the
noble guard maintained a solemn
vigil. The profound silence was only
broken by the chanting of prayers
for the dead
Into this sGlemn presence came the
mourning procession of cardinals. l
who. kneeling silentlv. prayed. Then
the prelates reverently looked en
while Cardinal Oreglia approached
the remains. For this function the
pope s bed room has been transform
ed into a mortuary hapel. nn altar
at one end. having in the center a
crucifix surrounded by six lighted can- 1
cMes pQUr cycles stood ar the bed
The white veil was then re-
moved from the dead mans face, re-
vealing the cameo-like features of the
departed pope, rendered sharper and
EOre transparent by death. So life-
inje was the body that those present
had expected Leo to raise his hand in
the familiar gesTure of blessing.
A moment of breathless silence en
sued and then the cardinal camer
lingo, taking the aspersorium. sprin-
jje xhs late pontiff with holy watar
and said in a firm voice, "Gioacchino"
(the Christian name of the deceased
holy father). "When there was no an
swer, the same word was repeated
three times, louder and louder. After
which, turning to the fcneelhig cardi
nals, the camerlingo solemnly an
nounced "Papa rertu mortuus est"
(the pope is really dead).
As the words were uttered there
arose from the kneeling cardinals a '
sigh, a tribute paid to the late pontiff
by these princely heads of the church.
After this, in voices trembling with
emotion, the ranking cardinals recit-
, The air of Rome. Cardinal Pietro
Respjg nas caused to be attached
1 ro the doors of the churches an an-
nouncement of the death of Pope Leo,
with instructions regarding the pray -
I ers to be offered and also giving in-
dmal deacons and Cardinal Rampoila
for the cardinal priests, the latter. 1
however, as a substitute for Cardinal
Netto. the patriarch of Lisbon, who, I
when he arrives, will take over
TALK AS TO THE NEW POPE.
Conditions Are Such He May Be Man
Not Yet Mentioned.
ROME According to a statement
coming from a high ecclesiastical
source, the arrangements at the vati-
Leo's successor is a peculiarly open
one at the present momenr. The per
sonality of the candidates plays a
' much more important part than in any
preceding conclave, since the condi
tions prevailing in the past are now
Cardinal Svamna is quoted as say
ing. "The conclave will be very
short, as were the last two. At the
utmost I think it may take one week.
as now there does not exist in the sa
cred college the marked political dif
ferences of other times. Therefore, it
will be possible to arrive at an under- t
standing more easily and quicker.
LIFE OF POPE LEO.
Left an Orpnan, He Secured His Edu
cation in a Jesuit College.
His late holiness, the Pope of Rome.
, was bom at Carpincto. in the diocese
of Anazni. in the papal states, on
March 2. 1SI0. being chnsten?d under
the name of Vincent Joachim Raphael
Louis. The name Vincent was given
, him by his father, who had great ven
eration for th? famous Dominican mis
sionary. Saint Vincent Ferneri, bishop
of Valence, but after his father's death
he used the name Joachim, which he
1 kept The Society of Jesus, which it
was afterwards the first care cf his
pontificate to restore to its andent pc-
sition in the councils of the church,
was entrusted with his education. '
young Peed being sent at the age of
S years to the Jesuit college at VToerlo. ,
where he remained until his 14th year.
At this time his mother died and he
shortly afterwards proceeded to Rome 1
to continue his studies at the Jesuit '
college ia rnnr cirr- "Wiien lie "Eras IS
vears old he secured th
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tor chemistry and physics. tis apu-,
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tude for natural science, however, tn
no way mtertered with his taste for
literature and classical studies, and
even in those early days he was re-
markable far the elegance and purity
of his Latin, which subsequently
found such notable expression not f
oniy m nis encyclicals and ecdasias-
tical wotk. but in the higher plane of
poetry- He obtained, in 1SS1, tie
gree of doctor o divinity aad entered
the academy of coble ecclesiastics to
study lav and diplomacy and thus
qualify himself for joining what mar
be termed the papal diplomatic ser
vice and become conversant with the
system of the spiritual government. It
is from the ranks of this official body
that, in these days, a new pontiff is
almost invariably chosen.
At the consistory held in 1S77 Car
dinal Peed was appointed camerlingo
of the Roman church, which gave him
chief charge of the temporalities of
j the holy see. In this capacity it fell
to his task to make the necessary ar
. ranzements for the conclave for the
election cf a new pope after the death
of Pius IX. in February, 1S78. The
conclave lasted thirty-six hours and at
the third ballot Cardinal Pecci was
. elected supreme pontiff and took the 1
, name of Leo XIII, after the famous
Pope Leo X. for whom he had a great
veneration. He was crowned oat
March 3 with the tiara, or triple
crown, the ceremony taking place, not
in St. Peter's, where all his predeces
sors but one had been crowned, but
in the Vatican, where the conclave had
POPE'S BODY IS EMBALMED.
Doctors Perform Autopsy and Find
Pleurisy Only Ailment.
ROME Dr. Papponi presented to
Cardinal Oreglia. dean of the sacred
1 college, the official report of the au-
j topsy performed Tuesday on the body
' of the pope, which was conducted so
1 fj. g permissible in connection with
the embalming. The report is chiefly
important in disproving the presence
of cancer or nephritis. The text of
the report follows:
"Rome. July 22. Yesterday even
ing, from 4 to S the embalming of the
body of his holiness. Leo XIII, occur
red." After giving the names of those who
assisted and those who were present
at the autopsy, the report says:
"We began by injecting into the
thigh over five litres of special pre-
j serving fluids. Having opened the ab
I domen the lower viscera were ex
l tracted and found to be perfectly
I healthy. The spleen and kidneys
' were absolutely normal. In the lat
j ter the cortical substance was well
' preserved and of a pale pink color.
I "After opening the thorax it was
I found rhat the heart, the aorta and
I the carotid arteries were healthy, ex
j cept that in the archa aorta was
I found an athersimateus excresence.
, Nothing unusual was found in the per-
1 icardium. The pleura on the left side
I was quite normal, but on the right
side the pleura was full of liquid of
an orange yellow color above and
bloody at the bottom, with a large
clot of fibrine floating. More fibrine
was on the free surface of the pleura
towards the ribs, with a slight scrap
, ing of fibrine easily detached, allow
ing a view of the surface serum. The
upper part of the right lung was quite
normal, but the lower part was some
I what hard and cracked at the touch,
j and while cutting a whitish, frothy
liquid cozed out The inferior lobe
I had partly adhered to the wall of the
1 thrarax. and when this was cut a
dirty white, abundant liquid without
gas oozed out. showing complete hepa
tization." GIBBONS OUTLINES PROGRAM.
Cardinal Leaves Instructions Which
Will Likely Govern Churches.
BALTIMORE Before Cardinal Gib
bons departed for Rome he left with
Rev. Dr. William A. Fletcher, rector
of the cathedral, an outline of the
services he desired held in the
churches of this province, and which
will supposedly be followed by the
Catholic churches throughout the Uni
ted States. The plan is set forth in
the following statement furnished by
Dr. Fletcher Tuesday at the request
of tho Associated Press:
"Prior to his departure for Rome
his eminence desired that a solemn
pontifical requiem mass be celebrated
in the cathedral, to which all the
bishops of this province and the rever
end clersy of the archdiocese will be
i "The mass in the catnedral will
take place on the dav of the funeral
i in Rome. Right Rev. Bishop Curtis
i will officiate. The discourse will be
preached by Right Rev. Bishop Dona
hue of Wheeling.
"The ceremonials and music will be
of the most impressive character.
"The cathedral will be draped in
mouminir within and without for thir
"Every evening until after the fu
neral at the hour of the de profundas,
ar 7 o'clock, fjie cathedral bell will e
tolled for thirty minutes.
"This is the program which has
been adopted for the cathedral No
doubt the pasters of the other church
es will make similar arraneements.
"Lcrd" Bamngton III.
ST. LOUIS. 3Io. The preliminary
trial of "Lord" F Seymour Barrine
rnn charged with the mnrHor nf
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James P. McCann. whicn was set for
Monday in Justice Campbell's court.
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Death Parts Him from Millions.
SAN DEEGO. Cal. S. L. Griffith, a
millionaire cf Danby. Vt., who came
here a few months ago and bought a
beautiful place called "The Palms " at
National City, died Tuesday.
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66 years of age aad haiTbeen in poor
health fcr seme time.
He was 1
TWO FIRMS GO UNDEH.
L. Staw A Co. Sink First and
T. J. Taylor A Co. Afterward.
NEW YORK. The announcement
on the stock exchange late Friday
afternoon of the suspension of T. J.
laylcr & Co. and of W. L. Stowe
Jo. was the cause of a period of ex
ited selling of stocks and wide cut3
fe prices which has not been equaled
4nce the present movement to liqui
date set in. There is nothing in
tber failure that can be traced to
business or industrial conditions out
ade the exchange, the case lying close
ta a diagnosis of speculative collapse.
Lfcth firms have been largely concern-
ei in speculative stock market pools,
firmed for the purpose of taking on a
liie of stocks, sustaining their price
or supporting orders real or manipu
lative, and seeking to realize profits
bj telling out to. outsiders at the high
prices. -Suchbperations have resulted
in increasing difficulties with the
growth in the stringency of money, the
solicitude of bankers over loans em
ployed in such production, and the
jaded appetite of the public for such
securities. The operations of the
firm of "W. L. Stowe & Co. were on
a large scale in Mexican Central, and
the difficulties accumulated by them
are added to the price of 11 touched
recently, compared with 34 V4 las;
PURE FOOD MEN ADJOURN.
Elect Officers. Condemn Preservatives,
Boost Good Whisky.
ST. PAUL. Minn. The national con
vention of dairy and food commission
ers closed Friday with the election of
ofiicers. as fellows:
President. J. W. Bailey, Oregon: first
vice president W. P. McConnell. Min
nesota; second vice president. Maroni
Heiner. Utah; secretary and treasurer,
R. M. Allen, Kentucky.
A number of resolutions were adopt
ed. The most important were those
referring to coloring matter and pre
servatives. The use of preservatives
in food was condemned and coloring
matter was also condemned, except
that known to be harmless. The bot
tling in bond of liquor was approved
and a recommendation was added for
the extension of the law ro facilitate
the distribution of pure whisky from
manufacturer to consumer.
PRINCE FERDINAND FLEES.
Fears He Might Meet Fate of Alexan
der cf Servia.
BERLIN Notwithstanding the ojE
dal denial that Prince Ferdinand's de
parture from Servia amounts of flight,
the Vbssiche Zeitung. which gets well
authenticated private information
from Bulgaria, says rhat the rumor of
the prince's flight has some founda
tion and thinks he has left the coun
try until the excitement subsides. A
special dispatch from Sofia srys that
an attempt against Prince Ferdinand'd
life is not impossible, Servia"? exam
ple having a profound influence on
the prince's enemies.
Is the Fair Will Case.
PARIS. Five witneses examined
Friday in connection with the Fair
will case declared that they had not
seen Morrance and Mas, the cyclists
who testified in New York that they
were the only witnesses of the tragedy
on or near the scene of the accident.
Mas has visited the scene with coun
sel with a view of preparing his de
fense in the present perjury charges
against him and took topographical
Siam Wants to Barrow Money.
WASHINGTON. D. C United
States Minister King at Bankok re
ports to the state department that in
quiries have been made of him as to
the chance of placing in the United
States a loan of one million pounds
sterling. He says that the proposed
loan is for twenty years at 5 per cent
and that the general revenues of
Siam are offered as security. An offer
from other sources is now under con
A Reaction in Colombia.
PANAMA. A strong reaction in
favcr of the ratification of the canal
treaty seems to be cccuring through
out Colombia. From all the principal
cities, and from Cauca, the largest de
partment of the republic, prominent
citizens have telegraphed congress re
questing that the treaty be ratified.
Communication with Pazota is on!y
possible by maiL The land lines are
in bad condition and the cable ir
Sceculating on the Peps.
PARIS The Rome correspondent cf
the Paris edition of the Herald tele-
. graphs that if Cardinal Rampoila is
zct elected it win be due to the ac
tion of Cardinal Gibbons, who. it is
asserted in Vatican circles remained
m Paris in order to unite rhe French
cardinals against him Cardinal Mat-nuei-';
still the most ardent supporter
lor Ccrdina Ramrolla.
Hurrying en tc th Frsnt.
LONDON The Standard prints a
Tien Tsin. dispatch which says th
New Chvang trains ar crowded
sith Russian troops going in rhe di
rection of Prrt ArtLu- re
trains sre taking precedence over nor
mal txaSic. and that heavy znz.s am.'
irtHlery is also being se-t
The number cf murders per million
population is 5J.Z in England, 5.43 in
vjinnaa, u.30 m r ranee, la.i ml
Austria IIT-ll is. tlaly, and 44.70 in I
German, 11.53 in France. 15.12
IN STATE AT ST. PETER'S-
People of AH Nations to Pay Thsir
ROME The body of Leo XIII lies
in state In the basilica of St. Peter's.
Beginning Thursday at sunrise the
.people of Rome and those of all na
tions now in the Eternal City will be
admitted to pa their last farewelL
Opportunity for this solemn tribute
wttl end Saturday. Until 5 o'clock
Wednesday afternoon the remains of
the dead pope lay in the throne room
of the Vatican, where the leaders of
the diplomatic, clerical and civil worid
were allowed to pass the bier. The
ceremonial at night, when the body
was conveyed from the throne room
to St. Peter's, was one of the most
striking of all the obsequies. j
During the day the congregation of
cardinals met and decided to hold the
conclave under the identical regula
tions which obtained at the conclave
which elected Leo.
in the course of the
day. presented to Cardinal Oreglia a
report of the autopsy which was held
and which showed that there was no
sign of cancer in the pope's body.
PRESIDENT DEEPLY TOUCHED.
Department. Upon News
Death. Sends Cablegram.
OYSTER BAY. X. Y President
Roosevelt was deeply touched by the
death of the pope. On being inform
ed of the demise of the venerable
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tated the following for the Associated
"The president expresses his pro
found regret ar the death of the ven-
erable pontiff, whose long career, no
less than his exalted character, frg l
commanded the respect of Christen- I
The president said that in uttering J
these sentiments he was ziving ex- i
pression to the feeling of all the peo
ple in tne United States, wholly with
out regard to their religious faiths.
WASHINGTON The state depart-
ment, upon learning of the death of
the pope, sent the following cable
gram to Cardinal Rampoila:
"The president desires me to ex
press his profound sense of the loss
which the Christian world has sus
tain with the death of his holiness.
"By his lofty character, his great
learning and his comprehensive char
ity, he adorned his exalted station and
made his reign one of the most illus
trious, as it had been one of the long
est, in the history of the Catholic
church. JOHN HAY."
WAR IS SCENTED.
Fear that the Fear East Will Sreed
LONDON The Dail Mail's Tokio
correspondent sends a rather alarming
view of the situation in the far east.
He says Russia's rention of Manchu
ria, the increase of its fleet, the dis
patch of reinforcements to Manchu
ria, the southward movement of the
army occupying Manchuria and the
defiant conduct on the Corean fron-
tier, all alarmed the Japs, many of
whom an? convinced that it would be
better to fight now than risk the
eventual loss of Corea and the rele
gation of Japan to a secondary place.
The Japs, he proceeds, are accumulat
ing stcres and negotiating the pur
chase of ships and already have a
squadron off Vladivostock. to which
port Russian vessels have been sent
as a precaution, and both fleets arc
ready for action at any moment.
The Siberian press is declared to
reveal the aggressive spirit of the Rus
sian military party and to show that
the Russians believe they will lose
prestige if they sive way now. as
their far eastern empire will be lost
and Japanese influence will become
The appointment of Marquis Ito as
president of the Privy council, the
correspondent says, is favorable to
pence, but Russia must retreat or
there will be grave danger of war.
The Japanese believe France and Eng-
lang will join in the expected con
flict, which diplcmatisrs at Tokio
think, if once begun, will continue for
years, involving disastrous results to
Japan financially and the creation of
a sort of Balkan difiiculty in Corea.
He adds that confidence is shown In
the Anglo-Japanese alliance.
MAKE SERVICE ATTRACTIVE.
Government to Provide Amusements
at Navy Yards.
WASHINGTON. D C With a view
of makinz the naval service as at
tractive as possible to enlisted men
and lessening visits ro dives and de
irtions. the navigation bureau is now
working en a scheme fcr the estab
lishment of recreation hails and
grounds in navr yards and stations.
One of the most complete projects so
far unfolded within reasonable price
came from the Norfolk navy vard
This plan makes provision for a foot
ball ground, base ball diamond, grand
stand, binder track, swimming poo! a
recreation hall, costing ZZo.hfln with
Ivmnasium and library, dance hall.
and smoking ream. It is probable
that where sufiicient ground can be se
cured these Norfolk plans will be
adopted as a zrpc fcr other yards. An
appropriation for the purpose will be
requested at the next session of congress-
Case Gees tc the President.
"WASHINGTON. D. C The case of
Assistant Postmaster Delano, court
martialed for financial irregularities,
has gone to the president and it is
understood the sentence is dismissaL
t UtT TELEGRAMS.
The lynchings for the first half of
1903 number 4S.
The Irish land bill passed its third
readinjf in the commons by 317 to 20.
Albert C. Ferguson of Ottawa. Kan.,
has been appointed farmer at the
Grand River Indian schooL North Da
kota. The first life insurance company
was started in London in 1S3S and
another in 1700. Neither was suc
cessful. 3aIIconists who ascended about 10.
000 iset in Europe the ether day
found a temperature of 27 degrees be
Anonymous remittances amounting
to J35.SCS were sent to the conscience
fund of the United States during the
Tor the first time in thirty years at
the navy yard in Boston there was a
1 launching, the c;aft being the new U.
' S. navy tug Fenturket.
It is probable the western railroads
will accept the form of clergy permit
which is now i. cae en the lines cf
the Central Passenger association.
The secretary of war has directed
that all ofiicers who have been, on de
tached duty for a period of four years
to their regiments or
George E. Harvey, superintended j
' ri-a I tt-t li n rrt3.-n-VT O "T TC ?Tt I
Washington on his annual visit to ac-
- - . 1
auaTnr himself with the solicies of the
Indian bureau. ,
Prof. John K. Paine of Harvard will ;
represent that institution at tne un-
' veiling of the Wagner monument
Mr Paine is professor of niu-
sic at Harvard. j
Baron Utsumi. minister of the inte- j
rior. has resigned on account of ill I
health. He has been succeeded by
Baron Kodama. who will retain the
governorship of Formosa.
Dr. Luther Gulick. director of phy
sical training in the public schools of
; New. York, and the father of basket
ball. has been elected
the American Physical Education
Nine men were burned, one fatally
and two others seriously, by an ex
plsion c4 cinders at Open Hearth fur
nace No. 1 of the Homstead works t)f
the Carnegie Steel company at Pitts
The largest fresh water pearl on
record was found at Geona. Wis., by
a 17-year-old son of Willis Hastings.
It weighs 1S3 gmins and is pure white.
It measures fifteen-sixteenths of an
inch in diarneter.
In a Berlin insane asylum is a pa
tient, it is said, whose hair changes
i color with her temperature. When
she is cool and quiet her hair is a
light yellow, but when she is restless
and excited it becomes auburn.
Chicago & Alton ofiicers announced
an increase in pay to conductors,
brakemen and swichmen similar to
that recently granted by the Illinois
Central and the Burlington. Freight
men will receive an increase of 15
per cent and passenger men 12 per
Over-exertion white participating in
! tie sun dance which the Cheyennes
have been holding near ."Watonga. O.
T.. caused the death of an azed
squaw. She had danced without rest.
food or drink for forty-eizht hours,
and being 70 years old the strain was
W. H. Murray of San Francisco is J
in Washington looking for 2.600 un
skilled laborers, men, women ani
girls, to go to the Pacific coast to
help harvest the thousands of car
loads of fruit to be gathered, packed
and shipped the last part of this sum
t-i!t- sTrt in rho f.-j?T
The cantaloupe season, whih i: !
now drawing to a close around A
bany. Geonria. has been on- of t
most successful that the growers ra '
that srtion have ever expn-jr
Th" yield, the quality of the mns
aia-Uie prices have all been satisfa.
tory. Arrangements have been perfected
for the announcement of the plans in
regard to the consolidation of th
J-wish theolosical seminaries of th
Caked States. The scheme has betn
for seme time in the hands of a New
York law firm. The result of thir
work will be made public, it is stated,
in a few days.
A war is breeding between cattle
men and sheepmen in Grant. Mathoir
and Harney counties, Oregon. The
cattlemen have posted notices tiirear
oaing to kill sheepmen unless the lat
ter keep their flocks out of certain
It is estimated by Bnran House.
who is probably rse largest individual
dealer in grain in Oklahoma and wbo
has kept close tab on the wheat har
vest that the yield for Oklahoma this
year of wheat will exceed 40.i"m.uo
Major Andrew RussoII, for many
years prominent in militia work in
Kansas while a resident of Leaven
worth, was killed at the state hospra.'
fcr the 'nsane m St. Joseph. Mo . bv
the accidental administeria- of a dse
of carbolic acid instead of medicine
M. Locqui Lobet. member of the
Geographical society, is in San Fran
cisco. It is stated that he is inter
ested in the scheme of building a
trans-Aiaska-Siberia railroad and
thereby affording an all-rail route
from New York to Pans.
A pension has just been granted to
Thomas B Howard of Houston. Tex
fcr services in the Seminole Indian
vmr in IS35 and ISSo.
A general holiday was observed on
the icthmus in celebration of the in
dependence of Colombia.
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Best Interests cf X X
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Sample Copies Sent Free ft
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