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THE NEWS IN NEBRASKA.
District court at West Point has
closed Its fall tens.
Fir damaged the confectionery
store ot L. F. Vaagsn at Wayne.
A load of wheat was stolen from
the fats of George If. Schdster, west
William Hawley, an old resident of
Madison county, was killed by the
cars at Norfolk while trying to cross
the Northwestern tracks.
Members of the United Brethren
church la this state are making ar
rangements to open a hospital in Ne
braska City and have asked aid from
the Commercial club, which will be
Walter West, a young man living
near Snrague, was thrown from his
horse near Kartell, while riding at
full speed across the Rock Island
tracks. His face was cut and bruised.
He also suffered Internal Injuries.
The biennial state council of the
Catholic Knights of America is called
to meet In delegate convention at Co
lumbus on October 18. The order
has made rapid progress during the
last blennlum. especially in the Co
Nearly every year more fruit is
raised In York county, and this year
hundreds upon hundreds of bushels
of peaches have been marketed by
farmers and fruit raisers, and now
they are shipping apples, which are
also an abundant crop.
Plenty of water awaits the use of
Irrigators in western NebraKka. ac
cording to the report of Secretary
Dodson of the state board of irriga
tion. One violation of the law was
reported during the last year, a west
era farmer opening a headgate after
it had been closed by the under sec
retary. George Zuraski. a farmer living six
miles east of Columbus, met with a
peculiar and painful accident. He
was starting for home and had just
climbed into his wagon when his
team started quickly, he lost his bal
ance and fell out. striking his head
heavily, first on the hub of the wheel
and again on the ground.
Prank Brown, arrested in St. Jo
seph on a charge of passing forged
checks in Lincoln, is now In the city
Jail at Lincoln and will be given a
preliminary hearing. Brown said he
expected his father to make good the
checks when they were presented at
the bank end said he did not knov?
natll recently that his father had re
fused to stand for them.
Beets are turning into tiny white
particles of sweetness at the Norfolk
sugar factory nowadays. The fall
campaign has begun and there is ev
ery prospect of a long one this sea
son. Manager Bundick states that
the bulbs are unusually good this sea
son and the farmers are happy over
the outlook of getting several tons of
beets off each acre at about S5 per
A stranger giving the name of Dr.
F. G. Busch visited the home of
Wilke Jargens, a prominent German
farmer, who resides in Hanover town
ship. Gage county, and succeeded in
fleecing him out of 150 cash. Jurgens
has a crippled son and the stranger
offered to cure him for $150. He told
Jurgens that he must have $50 before
taking the case and the unsuspecting
farmer paid It
What might have resulted seriously
was a peculiar accident which took
place near Humboldt E. C. Colhapp.
a young business man of the city, was
driving Into the country, in company
with his wife and a friend, when a
tree which was being cut by a lad
at the roadside fell across the spring
wagon la which they were riding, dis
locating a shoulder and badly bruising
Mrs. Colhapp and scratching the oth
Word has been received In Fremont
that A. J. Ferris, the man who so
nearly succeeded in swindling several
Fremont people by means of fraudu
lent chattel mortgages a few months i
ago. had been convicted at Concordia,
Kan., of forgery. At the time of his.
arrest the Kansas authorities put in
a claim for him. and as they were
very aaxloas to have him brought
back, bo complaint was filed against
him la Nebraska.
John Miller, who resides on a small
farm southeast of Plattsmouth, reports
that while fishlag below the Burling
ton bridge a few days ago he witness
ed a tornado. The storm came from
the southwest and the clouds from
that 'direction appeared to strike a
current--ef air from the opposite di
rection' "--forming a funnel-shaped
cloudt-wfcich dipped into the river at
a polat near Becker's island. Mr.
Miller, says the cloud moved slowly,
but Its rapidly revolving movement
carried with It a vast quantity of
water and destroyed the entire corn
crop of a farmer whose premises ad
join the river on the east.
The new United States postofflce
building is completed in Norfolk. It
was built at a cost of $100,000 and
.has "been In process of construction
since-a year ago last May. It is a
perfect copy of the ballding at An
Albert C. Chase Co.- were the suc
cessful bidders for the $7,000 improve
ment bonds which were sold at Oak
land. The bonds draw 5 per cent and
ran for ten years, with a privilege of
redeeming In five years. The price
was par and accrued interest with a
premium of $178.
At -Geneva the people of Trinity
church, of which George Nelson is or
ganist, met at his home and present
ed him with a fine chair. H. F. Put
Iftx making the presentation.
. X H. Wiesse of South Omaha, who
has the contract for the construction
of the sew public building at Hast
ings., has been authorized to substi
tute buff Bedford limestone for orna
mental terra cotta below the level of
the third story window arches. This
change, of material will necessitate an
expenditure of $3,380 above the con
The new cells at the state penitentiary-are
filling a long felt want for
inhls report for the month of Sep
tember, Warden Beemer does not men
tkmla aiagle infraction of the rules
of ? the institution. During the month
there were, received into the prison
sifftaen prisoners and fifteen were
'dmcharged, leaving 315 on hand at
the end of the month. Of these 195
-were employed by the Lee Broom aad
Duster company- "
DRIVE BACK JAPS
RUSSIANS TAKE OFFENSIVE AND
BREAK OYAMO'S LINE.
WWO MAKES FATAL MISTAKE
thusslsiiB Seize a Hill He Failed to
Occupy an Fortify It Japanese
Right Ales Turned and They Are
Farces' to Abandon Position.
ST. PETERSBURG General Kuro
satkln's order of the day announcing
km determination to take the offensive
la supplemented tonight by the news
that an offensive movement has al
ready begun and that the Japanese
lues have been broken at Bentsla.
yetxe. The Japanese occupied a front
of about fifty-two miles, stretching
from Benttsiaputxe on the east
through Yentai and across the railway
to the banks of the Hun river on the
west The Russian force has been
moving south in close touch with the
Japanese advance since October 4.
The Japanese outposts were driven
hack in a series of skirmishes, and on
October 6 the Russians reoccupied the
station of Shakbe. fifteen miles south
ef Mukren, the railway battalion re
storing the bridge across the Shakhe
river the next day in order to faclli-
ate the advance. Now General Mit
chenko's Cossacks pushed southward
as far as the Yentai mines, defeating
the Japanese in a series of warm
skirmishes. The most important ac
tion, however, occurred at the Japa
nese right at Bensiaputze. Here the
Japanese held a strong and important
Bosition. but it seems they made the
Inexplicable omission to fortify a com
menting hill which was the key to
the whole situation. A portion of
General Kouropatkin's force made a
strong attack on Bentsiaputze. and
takiaa a leaf from the Japanese book.
occupied the hill from the east and
tanked the Japanese out of the town.
causing a serious loss in a rear guard
fight The Russian casualties have
While these operations are progres
Ing south of Mukden, it is reported
that two Japanese divisions, under
General. Fushlma. are marching west
no the Liao river and are now twenty-
two miles south of Sinmintiln. Gen
eral Kuroki is expected to make a
similar movement eastward. This
statement, if accurate, leaves the two
armies In the anomalous position of
threatening each other's lines of com
munication, the Japanese by a wide
turning movement, while the Rus
sians, pushing southward have al
ready Inflicted a blow on the Japa
nese right and are crowding back their
center along the railway.
While it is understood that Mukden
Is not heavily fortified. General Kuro-
amtkin has a powerful force behind
him strongly posted at Tie Pass, and
he asserts the Russians are now
powerful enough to assume the offen
sive. It is possible his aggressive
movement mill force the Japanese
Banking column to withdraw in order
to protect its own base.
COMMITTED TO THE GRAVE.
Last Services Over Body of George
F. Hoar Held.
CONCORD. Mass. The last ser
vices over the body of United States
Senator George Frisbie Hoar were
held Tuesday in this town, the place
of his birth, and several hundred of
the senator's former townsmen fol
lowed the body to the place of Its
burial in Sleepy Hollow cemetery. In
the First Parish church service was
conducted by the pastor. Rev. Loren
B. McDonald. The pastor spoke no
words of eulogy, reading Instead
James Russell Lowell's poem on Chan
nlng. At the grave brief services of
burial were held and the body was
committed to the grave.
Put On An Open Shop Basis.
CHICAGO The Pullman company
resumed work in its manufacturing
department, putting on a small force
of men. Three hundred workers were
given employment in the mill and
lumber vards and the number is to be
Increased as the work is developed,
according to Vice President Wickes,
until 1,500 or 2,000 men are again on
the payroll. Those employed were
required to sign an application prom
iamg to obey the rules of the com
yeny. "Signing of the application,"
said Vice President Wickes, "meant
that resumption would be on the 'open
shop' basis and that no anion agree
ment would Le signed.
Labor Federation Complains.
WASHINGTON Frank Morrison,
general secretary of the American
Federation of Labor, has filed with the
Interstate commerce commission a
complaint alleging discrimination on
the part of the transcontinental pas
senger association against the federa
tion of labor In the matter of reduced
rates for delegates to the national
meeting of that organization in San
Francisco, beginning November 14.
Many Skirmishes Occurs.
Field Headquarters of the Second
Japanese Army. Noon, via Fusan, Oct.
Daily skirmishing is occurring along
the Japanese advance line. On Friday
Japanese calvary attacked two com
panies of Russian infantry and two
regiments of calvary with machine
guns on the right flank of the River
Run. southwest of Choran. The Rus
sians were driven back to the north
west. The Russian casualties were
fifteen. The Japanese sustained no
loes. On Saturday the Japanese ad
vance drove back the Russians.
American Acquitted in Mexico.
Mexico City J. O. Rice, who was
manager of the defunct Interactional
Bank and Trust Company of America,
has been acquitted of the charge made
against him in connection with the
failure of the bank, his bond of $200,
000 being returned to him.
Activity on Railroad.
Chelliabiusk, Russia There is the
greatest activiity on the railroad. Men.
munitions and artillery are passing
through bound eastward.
Mexicans to Attend the Fair.
MEXICO CITY. Vice-President
Corral will, it is announced, go to the
St Louis exposition as the representa
tive of President Diaz. He will be
accompanied by General Louis Torres
of Sonora and assistant Secretary of
the Treasury Robert Nue.
The annual report on pauperism In
southwest England shows that out of
every 1.000 persons in the district thirty-three
are acknowledge public paupers.
GUARDING THE BATTLESHIP
Extra Precautbns Taken in Behalf of
WASHINGTON After delaying for
some time In the hope that by work
ing secret detectives might be able to
discover the persons who have been
making various attempts to damage
the battleship Connecticut In the New
York navy yard, the navy department
concluded to publish the latest report
In the case from William J. Baxter,
the constructor In charge at New
York, feeling that publicity now will
make toward the protection of the ves
sel in the future from a repetition of
such attempts. The report shows in
detail how holes were skilfully drilled
near the battleship's keel and how a
ball bad been placed as an obstruction
to the launching.
Acting Secretary Darling endorsed
the report as follows:
"The precautions taken by the com
mandant and naval constructor are
"The official report also shows that
the efforts to ruin the battleship were
persistent; that the attempts began
six months ago, and that they con
tinued since that time, notwithstand
ing the close watch kept on the ves
sel day and night."
"The recommendation of the bureau
that special legislation be enacted
which will provide adequate punish
ment for any person who may damage
or attempt to damage maliciously,
public property, either completed or
in course of preparation, is approved
and the subject will be handled
through the usual channel."
DECLINES TO VISIT OHIO.
Bryan Writes a Letter to the State
COLUMBUS, O. William J. Bryan,
in a letter to Chairman Harvey C.
Garber of the democratic state com
mittee, declining to visit Ohio during
the present campaign, says:
"While Judge Parker announces
himself as unqualifiedly in favor of
the gold standard, he is no more ob
jectionable upon this question than
President Roosevelt and he does not
stand for many things in which the
silver democrats are interested.
"The election of Parker and Davis
would remove from the arena of ooli
tes the questions which stand in the
way of the consideration of economic
questions, and for this reason I be
lieve that every democrat who sup
ported the ticket in 1896 and 1900
should interest himself in the suc
cess of the ticket this year.
"When the election is over I want
to renew the fight for economic re
form and I believe that we will be In
better position to do this with Judge
Parker elected than with Roosevelt at
the head of the nation. It is also im
portant to secure congress, for with
out the house of representatives the
president could not carry out his poli
cies." PORTER EXPRESSES SORROW.
Ambassador of United States Writes
Letter of Condolence.
PARIS Acting on instructions
from Washington Ambassador Porter
sent Mme. Bartholdi the following let
ter: Madame: The death of the eminent
sculptor who had always aimed at giv
ing to his works the expression of
some great idea or noble aspiration
has profoundly moved the American
nation, which has received from him
lasting proof of bis sincere admira
tion. As the interpreter of these senti
ments the government of the United
States has bidden me to say to you
that the statue of liberty enlighten
ing the world has rendered the name
of Bartholdi dear to all my country
men, who Join In your grief and that
of the artistic world. In acquitting
myself this duty allows me to express
my personal sympathies and those of
all the members of the embassy who,
like myself, had with Bartholdi friend
ly relations during the last twenty
years which have left in our hearts
sovereigns we never shall forget. I
have the honor to be, your respectful
servant, HORACE PORTER.
FUNERAL OF DEAD STATESMAN
Simple, Private Service Over Sir Wil
LONDON The remains of Sir Wil
liam Vernon-Harcourt, who died on
Saturday, were buried in the family
vault at Nuncham, Oxford, with the
utmost simplicity and privacy. Only
the family and tenantry were present
Simultaneously a memorial service
was held at St. Margaret's church,
Westminister, where representatives
of King Edward and the prince of
Wales were among the immense con
gregation, which included Ambassador
Choate. Mrs. Choate, John R. Carter,
second secretary of the American em
bassy, and the other ambassadors and
ministers, cabinet ministers and per
sonal and political colleagues of the
Election of Harry Marks.
LONDON Editorial articles in the
morning newspapers chorus express
ions ranging from regret to indigna
tion at the election of Harry Marks
to parliament in the Thanet district.
The conservative Standard says: "In
the interests of purity of public life
we hope before Marks is allowed to
take any active part in parliament
work he will be afforded an oppor
tunity by the house of commons to
clear his character of the grave as
perations cast upon it by a judge of
the supreme court."
Regular Crew Tries Cruiser.
WASHINGTON Contrary to the
usual practice the protected cruiser
Chattanooga, soon to be tried off New
York ha-bor, will be commissioned be
fore its trial trip. This is in order that
the government may man it with a
regular navy crew. The Chattanooga
was contracted for and partially built
"at Elizabethport, N. J., but was taken
over by the government and com
pleted at a navy yard at New York.
The trial of the Colorado has been
set for Oct. 26 and the board will
convene at oston Oct. 24.
Increased Wheat Crop.
MEXICO CITY As the wheat crop
this year, according to reports from
over Mexico, indicates an increase
of 5 per cent over that of last year,
the importation of this cereal there
fore will probably not be necessary.
Senator Clark Sells Newspaper.
BUTTE. Mont. The Great Falls
Tribune of Great Falls. Mont., an
nounces editorially that it has bien
I sold to W. C. Conrad of this city by
oeiuuur v. a. mrn., va.fi iormer
INTO DEEP WATER
THE NEBRASKA LAUNCHED WITH'
SHOUTS AND BOOMS.
CHRISTENED BVJISS MICKEY
Daughter ef Nebraska's Chief Execu
tive Stands Sponsor for the Vessel.
Ship Supports Weakened Too
Quickly and Boat Takes the Water.
SEATTLE Special to the Omaha
Bee: Impatient of restraint and eager
to rush into the arms of Old Ocean,
the Nebraska broke through the stays
that held it and at 2:02 p. m., amid
the shouts of 60,000 people, the boom
ing of great guns of the monitor
Wyoming, the blare of bands and the
hoarse shrieks of all the whistles of
all the ships in the harbor, the great
hull glided down the ways and into
its natural element.
Miss Mickey was not unaware, and
as the first tremor of the starting ship
was noted, she broke the brightly
decked bottle of champagne across
the massive steel nose of the vessel,
a new ship was born and christened.
The day was dark and foggy, but
the citizens made a holiday of It All
banks and other business houses were
closed from noon until 3:30 p. m.,
that everybody might have an oppor
tunity to attend what Is here looked
on as one of the most important
events in the history of the city. At
the shipyards every inch of room was
occupied and on the adjoining wharves
the people swarmed to the danger
point. Sound steamers and tugs were
fitted up as floating grandstands and
many thousands were thus given a
chance to see the new warship take
its dip into the water.
On the launching stand had as
sembled the officers or the states of
Washington and Nebraska and rep
resentatives of the army and navy of
the United States, together with
many distinguished citizens who were
invited by the Moran Bros, company
to grace the occasion with thei pres
ence. Bands from the navy yard,
from Fort Lawton and from Van
couver barracks furnished the music,
among the pieces being a spirited
march dedicated to Nebraska by a
local composer, and played publicly
for the first time today.
The only hitch in the program for
the launching was that caused by the
impetuosity of the ship Itself. Appar
ently imbued with the spirit of he oc
casion and eager to show that it could
keep up with the pace set by the
great state for which it is named, the
Nebraska started eleven minutes he
fore the time set.
The tide was still rising, but the
water was sufficiently high to avoid
danger of an accident. Congressman
Humphrey of Washington had just be
gun his speech, which was to have
been followed by an invocation by
Rev. Dr. Matthews of Seattle, when
a crash was heard as of breaking
planks, and the great bulk trembled
for an instant. All eyes seemed to
have centered on the ship rather than
on the speaker, for a whisper, "She's
moving," turned instantly into a tu
multuous cheer, and the Nebraska
was on its way to the water.
Miss Mary Nain Mickey stood
ready, a charming sponsor for a mag
nificent cralt, coolly awaiting the
word. As she saw the vessel starting
she quickly grasped me bottle by the
neck and broke it over the stem of
the vessel, pronouncing the conven
tional formula as she did so. Her
words were never heard, even by her
self, for the signal service had been
so accurate and the lookout so keen
that the vessel had not moved a foot
along the ways till the great guns of
the Wyoming began to thunder a
greeting to the newest sister of the
navy and all the joyous pandemonium
of the affair broke loose.
Mayor Balling of Seattle made the
opening address, telling of the import
ance of the occasion to Seattle as well
as to Nebraska and the nation. He
was followed by Secretary of State
Sam H. Nichols, acting governor of
Washington, who welcomed Governor
Mickey and the Nebraska visitors.
Governor Mickey then spoke, and
was frequently interrupted by ap
plause. The Ship Nebraska.
SEATTLE. Wash. The battleship
Nebraska, which was launched here
on Friday, has a displacement of 15.
000 tons. Its contract price is $3,733,
600; length, 441 feet 3 inches; beam.
76 feet 2 inches; draft, 23 feet 9
inches; displacement. 15,000 tons;
weight at launching, 14.500,000
pounds; speed, 19 knots; indicated
horse power. 19,000; engines, two four
cylinder triple expansion; boilers,
twelve water tubular. Its main bat
tery consits of four 12-inch guns, eight
8-Inch and twelve 6-inch guns.
David Auld Drops Dead.
ATCHISON, Kan. David Auld,
president of the First National bank,
and a pioneer Kansan, dropped dead
here Friday, aged 80 years. Mr. Auld
built the Hannibal road into Atchison.
Uprising in China Is Feared.
SHANGHAI Numerous reports re
ceived from the interior telling of the
activity of secret societies at points
widely apart are causing serious un
easiness. It is known that the officials
everywhere are displaying great anx
iety and are procuring the most mod
ern arms and munitions of war for
the purpose of equipping the soldiery.
There is no certainty as to whether
the anxiety of the officials Is directed
against anticipated risings or as to
whether it is a precautionary move
ment against possible danger.
Bartholdi is Laid to Rest
PARIS The funeral of Bartholdi
took place Friday and was a most im
posing ceremony. It was attended by
hundreds of mourners, including pub
lic officials, students and models. The
American embassy was represented.
The hearse was covered with wreaths
and flowers. Ambassador Porter's of
fering was a large wreath. Conspicu
ous in the throngs were numerous
Catherines nf wnrlfincr nonnlo CnM!n
j were drawn up at the Bartnoldi resi
dence and the body was received with
Crane's Credit Manager Dead.
CHICAGO. 111. Oliver P. Dickin
son, credit manager for the Crane
company, is dead after an; illness of
several weeks. Mr. Dickinson was for
merly vice president of the Mer
chants National bank of Kansas City,
Italy Incre -s Army.
ROME The war office has recalled
under arms the reserves of 1903, ex
cept the cavalry and artillery. This
action places about 50,000 more troops
at the disposal of he government
HE PASSED AWAY.
Postmaster General Payne Dies In
WASHINGTON Henry C. Payne,
postmaster general of the United
States, a member of the national re
publican committee, a stalwart ot bis
party, with the history of which, both
In his home state and nationally, he
has been identified for many years,
died at his apartments at the Arling
ton hotel at 6:10 o'clock Tuesday
night, aged 60 years.
Mr. Payne has been in poor health
for at least .two years, but his last
illness covered only seven days, an
attack of heart trouble last week pre
cipitating the end at a time when, after
a rest, he seemed to have recovered a
small measure of his vitality impaired
by years of ardous labor. Death this
afternoon came after nearly six hours
The last official who called to In
quire as to Mr. Payne's condition was
President Roosevelt, and he had been
gone only about ten minutes when
the stricken member of his cabinet
expired. As Mr. Roosevelt was leaving
he spoke feelingly of Mr. Payne to
the newspaper men gathered In front
of the hotel, as "the sweetest, most
lovable and most trustful man I ever
Around Mr. Payne's bedside at the
time of death was his devoted wife.
Rev. Dr. Dunlap, pastor of St. John's
Episcopal church; Major and Mrs. W.
S. Cameron of Jamestown. N. Y.; Mr.
and Mrs. Wlnfield Cameron of Mil
waukee: Charles L. Jones and Miss
Louise Jones, relatives; Private Sec
retary Whitney, Miss Marie Barblere,
an old companion of Mrs. Payne; Mr.
and Mrs. W. L. Mason of Washington.
'- The last day had been one during
which practically all hope had been
abandoned for some hours. The ap
proach of dissolution beginning during
the noon hour, when the sick man
lost consciousness and no longer re
cognized those whom he had attempt
ed to cheer during his illness by say
ing to them that he was all right.
Rev. Dr. Dunlap of St John's Epis
copal church at the request of Mrs.
Payne, read at the bedside of the dy
ing man, Psalm 130, "Out of the
depths," and then repeated the pray
ers prescribed by the Episcopal church
LONE BANDIT ROBS A BANK.
Secures About Fourteen Hundred Dol
lars by the Trick.
TREYNOR, la. Taking advantage
of the fact that nearly all of the resi
dents of the town were in Council
Bluffs attending the German celebra
tion, a lone bandit succeeded Thurs
day afternoon in robbing the Savings
bank of Treynor, la., of $1,400 and
making his escape unmolested.
The bank was in charge of Miss
Flood, a young woman about 18 years
of age, the eldest daughter of Thomas
Flood, the cashier of the institution,
who was out In the country on other
business. Miss Flood was alone in
the bank building, which it situated
on the main street of the town, when
about 3:30 o'clock a man drove up to
the bank in a buggy drawn by a dou
ble team. Entering the bank the
stranger asked Miss Flood If her fath
er was in, and receiving an answer in
the negative, drew a revolver and lev
elling it at her head, ordered her to
produce the cash. He took what was
on the counter and then ordered Miss
Flood to secure the money in the
vault Having secured what was in
sight. $1,400, he shut her in the vault,
where she remained for about fifteen
minutes before being released by a
customer who came in and heard her
cries. A posse was at once organized
and the pursuit of the robber taken
STALWARTS STAY IN FIELD
Wisconsin Campaign Is to Be Fought
by Rival Republican Factions.
MILWAUKEE Samuel A. Cook of
Neenah has withdrawn from the head
of the stalwart republican state ticket
and is succeeded by Former Governor
Edward Scofield. The selection of
Scofield will be ratified by the state
central committee at a special meet
The question of mandamus pro
ceedings to compel Secretary of
State Houser to place the list of re
publican electors in both columns
was left open, pending further in
vestigation by attorneys for the stal
wart faction. The stalwart have de
termined to remain In the field and
have arranged for an active cam
paign. Senator Hoar's Will.
WORCESTER. Mass. The will of
the late Senator George F. Hoar was
filed Wednesday. It makes no public
bequests, dividing his property be
tween his son and daughter, Rock
wood Hoar and Miss Mary Hoar, and
giving his Asnebumskit estate in Pax
ton to his granddaughter. The will
is dated January 8. 1904.
Democrats Meet Candidate.
NEW YORK The first conference
between Judge Herrick. democratic
candidate for governor of New York,
and Judge Parker took place Friday
at the apartments of the latter. Daniel
S. Lamont and National Chairman
Taggart arrived shortly after Judge
Herrick. The four conferred at length
concerning the state issues in New
York and the relations thoy bear to
the national campaign. At the conclu
sion of the discussion Judge Parker's
visitors departed, declining to talk
of the conference.
Prince Henry Moves.
BERLIN Prince Henry of Prussia
Intends to give up his residence at
the old castle at Kiel, for his new
chateau at Hemmelmark. an estate a
few miles from Kiel. The historic
castle at Kiel is filled with souvenirs
of the princes' American and Chinese
travels and wonderful antique furni
ture. It will be used only during the
June regattas and other occasional
festivities. The castle stands on con
tracted grounds, overlooking the hotel
and business houses and Is lacking in
the privacy desired.
Artist Commits Suicide.
KANSAS CITY Thomas Allon. an
artist aged 47 years, who came horn
from Chicago after studying thorp and
in New York, committed suicide In
his studio, swallowing poinon. Ho wm
On a Tour of Inspection.
DULUTH, Minn. Baron rhsrlos
Helledorff of Klagenrurt. Austria, If In
this city on a tour of Inspection of
mines in this section. He will go 'nra
here to St Louis.
The Ward of
A lUmUmCS of the
Copyright, 19SS. by A
CHAPTER XX Continued.
But the king did not spring upon his
foster-brother. Even as they looked,
the fire went out in his eyes, spark by
spark, until they were lustreless as
ashes, and at last he put up his hand
and wiped great drops from his fore
head. "Heavy Is it to lose faith in
others, but heavier still to lose faith in
one's self. . . I know that no word
of mine urged Edric to this deed, but
what my eyes may have said, or some
trick of my voice or my face, is not so
sure. . . It may be that I wanted
this thing to happen without knowing
it It Is true that I do not always
know for certain what I have at heart."
His eyes came back from space to rest
musingly on Elfgiva. "When I began
this feastlng-time, I thought I had
grasped heaven with my hands, but
now" he spread out his fingers and
relased the little bunch of dead leaves
that he had been rolling against his
palm "now I let not this go from me
more easily. . . You see that a man
Is not sure even of his own mind."
He dashed his fist against the tree
beside him and did not seem to feel It
when his hand was bleeding. "I will
be such a king that there will not be
many to equal me; such a king that
they will wish they had given me hap
piness and left me a man."
Whirling, he flung out his bleeding
hand toward Elfgiva, and his mouth
was distorted with its bitterness.
"Hear that, you who were so mad to
have your lord the King of England
that you could not spend a thought on
the love of Canute of Denmark! You
have got your wish, go back now to
yoor Northamptonshire castle and
think whether or not yon are glad
dened by It"
"Go back!" Elfgiva fell from her
height of injured dignity with a pierc
ing scream. -"What is it yon say.
King? Now by the splendor of heaven,
yon depart not for London without
me! Be it known to yon that I am
going to be your Queen."
At first he laughed at her In genu
ine astonishment; after that he
laughed, neither angrily nor bitterly,
but with the quietness of utter con
tempt. "I will have the London gold
smiths send you a crown if you wish,"
he said. "That is all you understand
about being a queen."
She tried to protest, to cajole, to
threaten. She tried to do so many
things at once that she accomplished
none of them. Her speech became
less and less intelligible until tears
and hysterical laughter reduced it to
mere mouthings, while her tiny hands
beat the air with fingers bent hook
like. But the young King did not look at
with this dead
her again. He had rejoined his nobles
and was leading them toward the door,
giving rapid orders as he walked. "Do
you, Rothgar, see to it that the horses
are saddled. Kinsman Ulf. it is my
will that you join us some while later,
when you have seen these women re
turned in safety. You. my chiefs, get
you ready to ride to Oxford as quick
as is possible." His voice was lost in
the trampling as they stepped from
the turf upon the flagging of the gal
lery. When the echoing tread was gone at
last from the cloister, the garden
.. atmncplv silent in snite of the
hurrying servants silent and empty.
In the stillness u came siowiy io wu-j-ii
t. lifo was not so simDle as
she had supposed; that she was not
going to die of her grief, but to live
with it live with this dead emptiness
In her breast The years seemed to
stretch before ner une me snu
wastes of the North white, white,
white, without a break of living green.
on the Road to London.
From Edgeware. where the Watling
street left the Middlesex forest to
cross the barren heath known as Ty
hnn ini the ereat road was crowded
with travelers. Amid the rabble a
band of high-born women was to be
seen approaching the city this early
December morning. Their hoods were
pulled down as before a storm, their
n.. .wn tm ihnvp their chins:
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and all but two of them appeared to be
trving to shr into their gilded sad
The two who rode at their head.
however, looked to be of a different
i. Tho chnrtpr of the two. while
she rode with gracefully drooping j
bead, had left her face practical un
covered, seemingly unconscious of the
half slighting half pitying admiration
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other, who showed no more than the .
tip of her nose, held her neaa oravtnj
erect while, even through her wrap
pings, the straightness of her back
Yet It was not to the pensive fair
one that a timid companion appealed
for comfort when a temporary dam
ming of the stream pressed those who
led back upon those who foUowed.
She stretched out an entreating hand
toward the girl with the haughtily car
"Randalln! What will he do the
Ktng-when he finds that we have
fooled Ulf Jarl, and come hither
sgalnflt his command?"
The Danish girl laughed recklessly.
-LHe do I care. Candida, to tell It
'i-othtullT. Nothing can be worse than
ltting in that abbey. Think that you
will sleep m the palace to-night."
Catching this last phrase, as her
Valkyria eame abreast of her, Elfgiva
w tihlv: "You see fit to alng
a different tune from what you did J
J The Tarsi ef List the Ussy.
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when you tried to hinder me from this
undertaking. I should have brighter
hopes if I had not given ear to your ad
vn e to send a messenger ahead. If I
could have come upon him before he
had time to work himself into hostile
Her attention wandered as a couple
of tipsy soldiers elbowed themselves
ittween the guards only to catch a
nearer glimpse of her face, after which
they allowed themselves to be thrust
back, shouting drunken toasts to her
"Is It your wish that I help you to
lower your hood, lady?" the Danish
girl made offer.
Elfgiva's half smile deepened into a
laugh. "Not so, not so!" she said.
"What! Have you seen so much of
war and battle axes that you have
forgotten the ways that are pleasing
to men? Yet methlnks you 'must
needs have taken notice that always
before he goes into battle a soldier
tests the sharpness of his weapon. It
is to that end that I endure the gaze
of these serfs to test the power of my
"It would not be unadvisable for you
to whet your wits as well," Frode's
daughter muttered scornfully and
somewhat rashly, since Elfgiva's wits
had been sharp enough to guess the
significance of her hand-maiden's in
terview with the young English noble,
and the knowledge had given her a
weapon which she was skillful in us
ing. "Has the sharpness of your mind
brought you so much success then, my
sweet?" she inquired with her fault
less smile; and had the satisfaction of
seeing her rebel shrink into silence
like a child before a rod.
The crowding of the highway be
came more noticeable as they neared
the point where the Watling street
swerved from its old course toward
the ford and the little Isle of Thorns,
to bend eastward toward the New
Gate. Some obstruction at the fork
ing of the roads impeded their prog
ress almost to a walk. After a brief
experience of it. Elfgiva spoke impa
tiently to the nearest soldier.
"Why does it become more crowded
when two paths open before us? Why
does it not happen that some of these
cattle turn down the old way?"
The man shook his head. "I do not
think there is much likelihood of that,
lady; since the bridge was built no
one has wanted to use the ford: and
there is little else to take that way
for. unless you are going to service
in the West Minster or to the monas
tery." "Wanted!" the Lady of Northamp
ton repeated in the extremity of scorn.
emptiness in her breast."
"Bid them turn into that road at once.
They stand some chance of their faces
getting clean if they take the ford if
they also get drowned matters very
little. Tell them, seek what they may
seek, to take that way instantly, or the
King shall punish them for ir.t"rfering
with their betters."
The man pushed up his leather cap
to scratch his head. He was not unac
quainted with her custom of sweeping
the Northamptonshire serfs off any
road she wished to possess, but that
struck him as being somewhat easier
than dispersing a coronation mob at
the gates of London; and yet to defy
her that was harder than either of
them! It was an interposition of his
good angel that at this moment pro
vided a diversion.
Randalin broke from her silence
with an exclamation: "Thorkel! Yon
der!" Less than fifty paces ahead of them
the grizzled head of the King's foster
father rose steeple-like above the
crowd, while the mighty shoulders of
the King's foster-brother made a bul
wark beside it. and the glided helms of
the King's guard formed a palisade
around them. The obstacle in the wav
was nothing less than a royal detach
ment drawn up in waiting beside the
Elfgiva's frown relaxed; for the first
time in many days she let the liquid
music of her laughter trickle forth.
-Be blithesome in your minds, maid
ens!" she called gayly over her shoul
der. "Friends are at hand to take
charge of us."
Taking into consideration what they
had expected, the attention was so flat
tering that at first they scarcely dared
believe it; but its truth was proved
the moment Thorkel turned his head
and saw them coming. At his com
mand, the line of glided helms quickly
drew out across the road in a barrier
which once more dammed the human
stream to overflowing. A break In the
middle allowed the party from Glou
cester to filter through; then the open
ing closed behind them; the line bent
at either end, and they moved as be
tween walls, guarded against any fur
ther jostling or rude contact Elfgiva
sparkled with delight and greeted the
Tail One with more affability than she
had ever before deigned his gruffness.
"Since my royal lord came not him
self to meet us," she said graciously
and pushing her hood entirely back so
that he might get the full benefit of
her face "he has well honored us in
his messengers, than whom no persons
could be more welcome. I pray you.
tell me without delay how it stands'
with his health and his fortunes."
Turning from a muttered word to
the soldier at his side. Thorkel an
swered her with his usual curtness.
"He thrives well, but his time is full
of great matters. To-day he Is with
the English Witan. Yesterday they
chose him to be their king. To-mor-l
row he is to be crowned." j
'.'To-TEorrow? Ant-he would have',
let me remain In -Ignorance!" The'
Lady of Northampton was unable to
repress a start of -anger, though she
turned, it as soon .as possible into a
plaintive sigh. "Let me be thankful
that my arrival is not too late. I can
not tell, you how we have been beset
with hardships!" Whereupon, she in
stantly began telling him. giving free
rein to eyes and lips and all the grace
ful tricks of her hands. It did not dis
turb her in the least that he rode be
side her In silence, when she had ob
served that from under the. bristling
thatch of his brows his gaze never left
(To be continued.)
QUEER SOUTH AFRICAN SLANG.
Many Phrases That Are New to the
Ears of Americans.
The most curious slang in the world
is said to be that of South Africa. The
South African loves to drawl, particu
larly In describing anything. "Man.
it's such a l-e-e-tle thing." he will say;
or. "Man. we went r-l-i-ght over there."
He addresses man, woman or child as
"man," it may be observed. Nobody
ever steals unless the police catch
hire he only "jumps" the artlclej. or.
since the war, "commandeers" it-As
In America, all shops are "stores,"
while public houses become "canteens."
a la militaire. Having entered the can
teen, he will either have a "shandy"
of beer and lemonade, the staple drink
of the colonial; a "long" or a "pony"
beer. Should he go on the spree he i
"only having a birthday."
Nothing is ever good, but anything
from a concert to a pair of boots will
be "decent" or "all kiff." Go to the
theater and at the close of an exciting
scene you will hear half a dozen
voices say in unison. "Ma-a-n. it's de
cent!" Should any occurrence move
him to hearty laughter our friend will
describe it as "dead funny." On the
other hand, if he suspects that the
play at the "gaff" (theater) is poor he
is "dead off" going.
If anyone tries to impose on him
or play him a trick he is trying to
"come the tin man." and he will be
told to "voetsac" (pronounced "foot
sack"), a Dutch epithet applied to
dogs when you want them to get out
of the way. Ne'er-do-wells and cad
gers are "stiffs." Of course, natives ot
ail ages are "boys." the term "coolies'
being applied to Indians and Asiatics
generally. A female "coolie" is inva
riably addressed as "Mary."
Ice Made in Open Air.
Dr. Wells, a London physician. In
1618. in his published essay on dew.
was the first to draw attention to the
curious artificial production of ice in
India. Shallow pits are dug. which
are partially filled with perfectly dry
straw; on the straw hoard, flat pans
containing water are exposed to the
clear sky. The water, being a won
derful radiant, sends off its heat abun
dantly into space.
The heat thus lost cannot bo re
placed from the earth, for this source
is excluded by the straw. Before sun
rise a cake of ice is formed in each
vessel. To produce this Ice in quan
tities clear nights are advantageous,
and particularly those on which prac
tically no dew falls.
Should the straw get wet, it be
comes more matted and compact, and
consequently a better conductor of
heat, for the vapor acts as a screen
over the pans, checks the cold, and
retards freezing. Pearson's Weekly.
Where Women Race.
Butte, Mont., is putting in most of
its time at the relay races these days.
Out on the flat at the old race track
the women riders of the state are
cavorting about a two-mile track for
six days at a stretch in search of
glory and a few dollars prize, says the
There is perhaps another induce
ment for the fair riders to exert their
best efforts in the old say in k that his
tory repeats itsc'f. and Paris Gibson.
Jr., grandson of United States Senator
Paris Gibson, married the winner of
the relay races at Helena last fall.
Young Gibson, being a rancher and
rider himself, was so struck with the
oouine feats of the winner of the
women's races that, though he had
never seen her before, he met her at
the paddock at the end of the six days
racing and offered her his heart and
hand, in addition to the prize which'
was paid by the State Fair Associa
tion. President Polk in Boston.
Charles J. Ilateman. a descendant ot
President Polk, asked to tell of some
anecdote concerning his distinguished
ancestor, told the following story:
"It is said that when President Polk
visited Boston he was impressively re
ceived at Faneuil hall market. The
clerk walked in front of him down the
length of the market, announcing in
"'Make way. gentlemen, for the
president of the United States! The
president of the United States! Fellow
citizens, make room!"
I lite uuici c';tuiivv nuu BTvppea
j into one of the stalls to look at somo
game, when Mr. Rhodes, the secretary,
turned around suddenly, and, finding
himself alone, promptly changed his)
tone and exclaimed:
" 'My gracious, where has that darn
ed idiot got to?' "Louisville Herald.
Covering the Truth.
A certain man in Philadelphia, who
goes fishing two or three times a
year and brings home more stories
than fish, was talking to a friend not
long after his last trip. "And what
did your wife say," inquired the
friend, "when yon told her you had
caught thirty-five fish, none less than
a pound weight?" "That wife of mine
is a queer woman." was the reflective
response. "You know the statue of
Truth we had there in the parlor
without any clothes on?" "Yea."
"Well, do you know, when I told her
what I had caught, she didn't say a
word, but went right over to that
statue with tears in her eyes and
wrapped a rug around it. Now, what
do you suppose she meant by that?"
and his friend assured him that It waa
entirely beyond his explanation.
Low Water Stops Navigation.
Navigation on the- Danube and the
Elbe has had to be stopped, 'because
the rivers are without sufficient water
for the boats to keep afloat The boats
that left Buda-Pesth for Orsova only
got as far as Moldova. For some time
past the boats which were drawn "jy
tugs could only be half loaded. On
the lower Save, where at this time of
the year an active-, export of timber Is
usually carried on; there is not water
enough to float rafts.
Sale of Indian Ceal Lands.
The sale of; the Chickasaw-Choctaw
coal lands is regarded as the most
important pending event of the terri
tory. The value: of the coal lanes is
variously estimated at 125,000.000 to.
9M.000.M0. Kansas Crty Journal.
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