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Ibe Columbus Journal
By COLUMBUS JOURNAL CO.
News in Brief
The business section of the town of
Flora, Miss., was destroyed by fire.
An imperial proclamation declaring
that martial law exists throughout
Formosa, and declaring that country
in about a state of siege, was ga
zetted. A complaint has been sworn out In
Kansas City by a trolley car motor
man against Jesse James, son of the
famous outlaw of that name, charged
The Vatican has issued a communi
cation stating that the mission of Rev.
Francis Albin Symon, titular arch
bishop of Attalia to the United States,
is not from the Holy See.
The correspondent at Moscow of the
London Times hears that the Russian
Red Cross hospitals will be removed
to Chita in preparation for the prob
able evacuation of Harbin.
The New Jersey board of pardons
refused to pardon or parole Libbc
Garrabraridt. who has been in the
state prison more than thirty years,
serving a life sentence for murder.
The naval transjKirt Solace which
leaves the Mare inland in a few days
en route to Manila, carries outfits for
wireless telegraph stations at Hono
lulu and Guam of the most improved
Governor Cummins presented a tell
ing argument before the senate com
mittee on interstate commerce, speak
ing in favor of program of freight rate
legislation favored by the adminis
tration. Frank Mead, general superintendent
of Indian reservations in the south
west, is in Washington on his way to
New York. Mr. Mead is on leave of
absence and is spending his vacation
in the East.
The board of directors and the ex
ecutive committee of the Kansas City
Southern railway met at New York
and arranged preliminaries for the
annual meeting of stockholders at
Without permission from Washing
ton. Governor Ferguon cannot go out
side of Oklahoma. "There are a good
many prisoners in the territory." says
the governor, "including Geronimo
IJy an order dated May 1. the presi
dent has directed the consolidation of
the Springfield. Boonoville and Iron
Ion land districts in Missouri and the
abolition of the land offices at Boone
ville and Ironton.
The German newspapers condole
with Great Britain on the uncomfort
able position which she has been
placed in in connection with loth
Japan and France by the action of
General Nogi. the hero of Port Ar
thur, has written a card to Colonel W.
II. Knauss of Columbus. O.. in which
lie returns his thanks for the numer
ous kind expressions received from
the American people.
An earthquake was experienced at
Bender Abbas. Persia. April 25. and
fifty persons are reported to have
leen buried by a landslide. Two hun
dred yards of the mountain of Kuh
gando behind the town, collapsed.
Lady Curzon. wife of the viceroy,
Intends to present a handsome foun
tain to the ctiy of Calcutta as a
mark of her gratitude for the notable
welcome accorded her on returning
to India after her long illness In Eng
land. Franco presented an answer to the
Japanese charges regarding violation
of neutrality in the far east, claiming
that Japan herself has been guilty of
overstepping the same rules with the
transgression of which France is ac
cused. Yi Han Thing, the Korean charge
d'affaires in London, committed sui
cide by hanging at the legation. He
wrote a letter to the Korean consul
Keneral. W. P. Morgan, asking him to
come to the legation at once as he
was going to die.
TEnsineer Harry Taylor was killed
ontricht and Fireman Charles Clark
and Brakeman L. F. Redman, all of
TJecatur. 111., were fatally injured by
the explosion of the boiler of an en
pine hauling a freight train on the
"Wabash at Winston.
A telegram was received by Secre
tary Shaw announcing the death at
Carizozo. X. M.. of Wallace H. Hills,
chief clerk of the treasury depart
ment. According to advices. Mr. Hills
was found dead in bd at the hotel
where he was stopping.
At I incoln. Neb., because of unre
quited lore Peter Katheier. a mill
wright, shot and instantly killed Miss
Grace Townsley. IS years old. and a
lieutenant in the Volunteers of Aineji
ex The tragedy occurred in a stair
way lending to a rooming block.
Parental love is given as one of the
causes of the downfall of Bigelow, the
embezzling M'.vaukee banker.
The Schiller centenary was , cele
brated throughout Germany with pub
lic meetings, processions, the tolling
of bells, theatrical performances and
At Marietta. Ohio, during a storm a
circus tent was struck by lightning.
One person was killed and several in
jured. The lond office at Marysville. Cal.,
lias been consolidated with the Sacra
mento office with headquarters at
Congressman Hull and his family
left Washington for Des Moines,
where they will spend the entire sum
mer. May 20 and 21 he will attend
the Grand Army encampment at Os
fcaloosa. May 30 he will speak at
Anita. June 7 he will address the
Drake law graduates.
The nrofits of the Japanese rail
roads for the fiscal year were $5,750
000. exceeding the estimates about
The total catch of seals for the sea
son is 177.206. valued at $240,890,
aeainst 2S4.4S3 seals, valued at $403,
794 last rear.
There are 10S resident millionaires
la Colorado, their total wealth being
The convention of the national or
der of B'nai Brith Abraham at Balti
mare re-elected Grand Master Samuel
Dorf. Providence, R. L, will be select
ed for the next meeting.
A dispatch from Odessa says there
is a report that thirteen Jews have
been killed in riots' at. Meilolo, Rus
sia. The London Daily News states that
a mew miniature rifling machine has
Veen perfected which will be carried
a board warships.
THE NEWS IN NEBRASKA
GRAVES OF SOLDIER DEAD
Adjutant General Culver Issues An
Order to the National Guard.
LINCOLN May 30, Memorial Day,
is to be observed as usual in Ne
braska. Adjutant General Culver of
the Nebraska National guard issued
the following order:
The annual recurrence of Memorial
day reminds us of the passing years
and the Increasing distance that meas
ures the time between the past and
Forty years span the Intervening
space since "taps" was sounded at the
burial of those who fell on the battle
field of the last armed conflict of the
war of tho rebellion.
The army of the dead is being rein
forced each hour from the ranks of the
survivors, until those who answer
"Here" are but the fragment of that
splendid army that decided that "this
nation should be kept undivided and
its honor maintained unsullied."
It is fitting that tho citizen soldier
6hould march to tho "bivouac of the
dead" with garlands of flowers and
participate In the solemn rites of the
day set aside in honor of the heroic
deeds and sacrifices of those who have
answered the last roll call.
Every member of tho Nebraska Na
tional guard should consider it a priv
ilege and an honor to report for duty
on this occasion, and each company
commander is directed to tender the
services of his command to the Grand
Army of the Republic and to co-operate
with the local committee at the
home station ia the proper observance
of May 30.
The flags on the armory and all pub
lic buildings will be raised to half
mast from sunrise till midday, in ac
cordance with United States regula
tions. NEBRASKAN BLOWS OUT BRAIN
A. T. Rush from St Edward Commits
Suicide at Olympia, Wash.
PORTLAND, Ore., dispatch: A. T.
Rush of St Edward. Neb., walked in
to a saloon at Olympia, Wash., put
a revolver to his head and blew out
his brains. In his pocket was a letter
from his mother at St Edward urg
ing him to come home and promising
to send him a ticket Rush was a
crippled barber and went to Olympia
ST. EDWARD J. B. Rush, son of
A. T. Rush, was last heard of at Ta
coma, Wah., about a month ago. He
is a barber by trade, aged about 40,
lame in the left leg, with a scar on
the same hip.
Senate Journals Compiled.
LINCOLN Secretary Wheeler, As
sistant Secretary Goulding and Miss
Elsie Goldner have completed their
work of compiling the journal of the
senate and turned the copy over to
tho printer and their records over to
the secretary of state. James J. Rob
erts, who is compiling the copy for
the session laws, has discovered that
II. R. 244 which provides for the
prevention of the killing of foreign
game birds, has a title much smaller
than tho body of the bill, consequent
ly there is a question as to its consti
tutionality. Want an Injunction.
LINCOLN Tho Kniehts of the
Maccabees of the World have start
ed an injunction suit enjoining State
Auditor Searle from incorporating the
name "Western Maccabees" and the
officers of the new order from using
any part of the old fraternal organiza
Verdict of Guilty.
BROKEN BOW The jury in the
case of John EL Chandler, charged
with cattle stealing, after being out t
..o, i, .,wi o , r
guilty. James B. Rhodes, also mixed
up in the cattle steal of last Novem
ber, went into court and pleaded
guilty to the charges against him.
after withdrawing his previous plea
of not guilty.
Farmer Breaks Neck.
WAYNE William Blecke. a promi
nent German farmer residing several
miles northwest of Wayne, in Wilbur
precinct sustained a broken neck by
being thrown from his wagon which
upset at a culvert about three miles
north of this city.
Company to Be Retained.
LINCOLN The Fairbury military
company, which was to have been
mustered out of the National guard,
has secured a large number of new
recruits and has come up to the stan- J
dard required by law. It has been de-
cided to retain the company in the i
Samuel Bangs of Beatrice, a car
penter, fell from a scaffold a distance
of about twelve feet, and was badly
TAXES ON THE FRATERNALS
Attorney General Rules That The
Are Subject to State Assessment
LINCOLN Attorney General Brown .
handed down an opinion at the re-fatal.
quest of the State Board of Equaliza-' J. B. Keller, a well-to-do ranchman
tlon and Assessment that it was legal near Grant, was brought home from
and right to assess the property. Lincoln in an insane condition and
moneys or credits of fraternal and was taken to the Lincoln asylum. Mr.
mutual insurance companies and kin- Keller was in the asylum some five
dred associations. Later in the day . or six years aga and since his dis
the board, in pursuance of this opin-i charge has been looking after his
ion. decided to assess such property ' business affairs with good success un-
Killed by the Cars.
BROKEN BOW Clell Sharp.
19-year-old son of F. M. Sharp, while !
trying to board a fast freight was father's estate, may return home
run over and fatally injured. The boy much richer than he went He estab
tvas trying to reach his people at Dun Hshed his claim to part of an estate
ning, who only moved there the day worth $75,000.
before. He made a jump for the train. I j. a. Campbell, a retired farmer of
which was going at a high rate of Lincoln, has developed his claim to a
speed, missed his hold and slipped place in the hall of fame by announc
nnder the wheels, the body being jng tiiat ne at one tjme employed
badly mangled. As soon as possible , Theodore P. Shonts who has been'ap
the train was stopped and the injured pointed to take charge of the work on
boy conveyed to Merna, where he died , the Panama canal, at 50 cents a day
shortly after. j on his farm near Centerville, la.
Bidders for Convict Labor.
The State Board of Public Lands
and Buildings will have an opportun
ity in a few days to install an over
all factory at the penitentiary. The
chairman of the board has received a
letter from an overall manufacturer
of Chicago announcing that he intends
to file a bid for the convict labor, and
if he was successful he would make
overalls. However, he f JJe
board to install the plant and if the
state had not the money available for
that purpose he said he would lease
it the plant
A new bank is soon to be started at
A Chicago firm Is endeavoring to
get a franchise to put in a gas plant
Rev. J. W. Swan, who has been the
pastor of the Methodist church in
riattsmouth, preached his farewell
sermon last Sunday.
', Ylro destroyed the residence of Hi
ram Pamgborn in Glenover, Gage
county, with all its contents. Loss,
$1,000, with $S00 insurance.
The residence of James Root at
Murray was destroyed by fire. The
fire started in the kitchen. Insurance
$G00. The value of the property was
Harvey Sunderlin, aged 10, who
was struck on the head with a ham
mer thrown by a companion while
practicing field sports in Wymore, is
in a precarious condition.
The report of the county recorder
of Otoe count- for the month of April
shows twenty-six farm mortgages filed
of the value of $45,784 and twenty-
five released to the value of $35,069.
A recent meeting of the directors
and stockholders of the First bank of
Ames came to the decision to go into
voluntary liquidation and close all ac
counts. It is understood that the fix
tures will be removed to Wellington,
An effort is being made to secure
for Plattsmouth the forthcoming rifle
practice encampment of the Nebraska
National Guard. This encampment
will be held solely for the purpose of
rifle practice for the members of the
A New York dispatch tells of the
instant death under an automobile of
Wilson Pardonner, aged 12, son of W.
S. Pardonner, formerly manager of
the sugar factories in Grand Island
and Norfolk, who is well known in
As the direct result of the agitation
caused by the complications in regard
to citizenship in the last West Point
election, forty-one persons were ad
mitted to full citizenship at the last
adjourned term of district court of
The new Methodist church at Red
Cloud, probably the most pretentions
religious edifice in the valley, is be
ing constructed of cement blocks,
manufactured, for the most part, un
der the direction of the building com
mittee. Incident to the commencement exer
cises of the Grand Island college, June
7. an effort will be made to secure
$10,000 in Omaha for new buildings
for the speedily growing Grand Island
college and $20,000 in that city and
the rest of the state.
It has been decided by the county
school superintendents of Cuming and
Burt counties to hold a joint institute
of the teachers of both counties at
West Point instead of holding two
separate institutes. The date has
(been fixed for August 14.
I The Southwesfern Nebraska Log
, Rolling association of the Modern
. Woodmen of America have deter-
mined to have their second (as was
their first) annual log rolling held in
McCook. The event will be held
some time in September.
Rogers Bros., of Shelby, who have
the contract for putting down the well
for the water works, had a misfortune.
In drawing the pipe from a 200-foot
hole the pipe came apart, leaving
about sixty feet in the hole. They
cannot get It out, so they are out
their pipe and will have to start an
The United Commercial Traveling
Men, in session at Grand Island,
elected officers as fol.ows: Grand
councilor, Otto P. Tappart, Omaha;
vice councilor. M. L. Dolan. Grand
r , . . ".. , .,.' .
Is,and nast councilor, E. W. Getten,
Omaha; secretary, C. J. Lyons,
Omaha; page, E. W. Bailey, Lincoln;
sentinel, Frank Shilling. Holdrege;
grand chaplain. Rev. N. McGriffiK,
F. S. Kirchner of Liberty township,
Gage county, brought in eight wolf
scalps and left thc-m at the county
clerk's office to receive the usual
bounty. The catcl consisted of the
mother and seven cubs. Charles Pit
tinger, living west of town, also de
jKisited twelve scalps in the clerk's of
fice. So far this spring fifty-nine wolf
scalps have been left at the clerk's of
fice in Beatrice.
District court was in session at Bur-
well for two days trying John Lohr,
charged with statutory assault on the
person of Mr.ry Kramer, a 16-year-old
girl. The evidence showed that Lohr
was working at the Speltz ranch and
jn the al sencc of Mr. and Mrs. Speltz
went to the home of the Kramers,
who are German people, and told them
Mrs. Speltz wanted Mary to come over
and he took the girl to the house
alone and there accomplished his pur
pose. The jury brought in a verdict
of guilty after being out about three
John Anderl. proprietor of the Klon
dike saloon. Wilber. shot himself at
his home with a 38-caliber revolver,
the ball passing through his head
from right temple to left, inflicting a
wound that is almost certain to prove
til the old ailment returned.
Carl Hennings, a young man who
went to Germanv from Cass county
about two years ago to prove his
claim of heirship to one-third of his
The Fraternal Order of Eagles of
Nebraska City have made arrange
ments for the holding of the biggest
Fourth of July celebration ever held
in that city. They will secure the
services of W. J. Bryan and Senator
LaFolette as speakers and will raise
An adverse fate seems to be marked
out for Miss Lulu Hinton, a former
Richardson county girl, now an em
ploy of the Omaha Casket company at
Omaha, who was injured quite badly
in the collapse of the building during
a high wind. Three people were
lulled in the catastrophe.
W. J. Hill, of Con
cord, N. C, Justice of
proved a very
dy in my case.
I used them for
neys and back
which I had ex
great deal of
pain. The kidney
very Irregular, dark colored and full
of sediment The Pills cleared it all
up and I have not had an ache in my
back since taking the last dose. My
health generally is improved a great
FOSTER-MILBURN CO., Buffalo, N.
Y. For sale by all dealers, price 50
cents per box.
Somebody Says That
When a woman asks a number of
questions she is possessed of idle
curiosity. When a man asks a num
ber he is animated by a keen desire
to improve his mind and enlarge his
sphere of knowledge. That is just
another one of the little differences
between the sexes which ought to
show a woman the utter impossiblity
of ever hoping to attain equality with
All the Letters in a Sentence.
All the letters of the alphabet are
contained in the sentence: "John P.
Grady gave me a black walnut box of
quite a small size." Temperance type
writers will, of course, prefer it to
the old standby: "Pack my box with
five dozen liquor jugs." If neither
suits they can try: "The quick, brown
dog jumps over the lazy fox."
Elephant Turned the Tables.
Sir Frederick Saunders and a friend
were out elephant shooting in Ceylon,
when the friend, being surprised by
his quarry, dropped his rifle and made
for a tree. The elephant, being wound
ed, seized the abandoned weapon in a
transport of rage. The rifle went off
and shot its owner in the ankle.
Were Good for Both.
Paulding, Miss., May 15th. (Spe
cial) In this neighborhood men and
women alike are telling of the great
benefit they have received from the
use of Dodd's Kidney Pills and it fre
quently happens they are the means
of curing members of both sexes in
the same family. Take the case of
Mr. and Mrs. F. Erby. The latter
voices the sentiment of both when
"My lips cannot express too much
praise for Dodd's Kidney Pills. I suf
fered with Backache and Female
weakness for four or five years and 1
feel that I have been wonderfully
helped by Dodd's Kidney Pills. My
husband, too, was a sufferer for five
years from a weak bladder and they
also cured him."
Dodd's Kidney Pills make healthy
kidneys. Healthy kidnojs mean pure
blood and good health all over the
body. No woman with healthy kid
neys ever had female weakness.
Nero an- Esthete.
I am taking a new, but I sincerely
believe a just, view of Nero. I con
sider him not only not a monster, but
not even a radically bad man in the
ordinary sense of the term. He was.
In its most original sense, an esthete
placed in an omnipotent position.
Mr. S. Phillips, in Great Thoughts.
ITCHING SCALP HUMOR.
Lady Suffered Tortures Until Cured
by Cuticura Scratched Day
"My scalp was covered with little
pimples and I suffered tortures from
the Itching. I was scratching all day
and night, and I could get no rest I
washed my head with hot water and
Cuticura Soap and then applied the
Cuticura Ointment as a dressing. One
box of the Ointment and one cake of
Cuticura Soap cured me. Now my
head is entirely clear and my hair is
growing splendidly. I have used Cu
ticura Soap ever since, and shall nev
er be without it (Signed) Ada C.
Smith, 309 Grand St, Jersey City,
Ten years ago in England the
church communicants numbered only
one in eighteen of the population;
now the proportion is one in fifteen.
Deafness Cannot Be Cured
by local applications, as they cannot reach tne dis
eased portion of the ear. Tbtrre U only one way to
cure deafneM. and that 1h by ront!tutlnal remedies.
Deafness I cauwd by an inflamed condition of the
mucous lining of the Ku'tachton Tule. When this
tule Is Inflamed yon have arumMlng sound or Im
perfect hearln.and when It Is entirely cloed. Deaf-in-
Is the result, and tinle the Inflammation can ho
taken out find this tulie restored to It normal condi
tion, hearing will be destroyed forever: nine crm?s
cut of ten are cauW by atarrh. which Is nothing
but an innamea condition or me mucous sunaces.
We will Klve Ouc Hundred Dollars for any cae of
Deafness (caused by catarrh) that cannot
by llalla Catarrh Cure. Send for circulars, free
F. J. CHEXEV 4 CO., Toledo, a
Fold hr I)nifrc!t. T5c.
Take Hall's Family Pills for constipation.
While the rest of us are fretting
because we cannot have the moon, a
few are annexing the earth and the
When Your Grocer Says
he does not have Defiance Starch, you
may be sure he Is afraid to keep it
until his stock of 12 oz. packages are
sold. Defiance Starch is not only bet
ter than any other Cold Water Starch,
but contains 16 oz. to the package and
Bells for same money as 12 oz. brands.
Ice sometimes gets short in this
old world, and there's no hope of ice
in the next one.
Many Children Are Sickly.
Mother Gray's Sweet Powders for Children,
used by Mother Gray, a nurse in Children's
Home. New York, Cure Fevertshness, Head
ache, Stomach Troubles. Teething Dis
orders, Break up Colds and Destroy Worms.
At all Druggists'. 2Sc. Sample mailed FREE.
Address Allen S. Olmsted, Le Roy, N. Y.
If a man has no dust his name is
Piso's Cure cannot be too highly spoken of as
a cough cure. J. W. O'Brimj, 322 Third Ave.
X., Minneapolis, Minn., Jan. C, H00.
Distance oft lends enchantment to
a man's view of his wife's mother.
A woman's cleverness seldom
tends to her heart
It's a wise man who can turn off
his wife's vocabulary.
are cold shoulders.
He who hath plenty of brass already
hath a gold mine.
is paved with
IT' MAY CO ON OR POSSISLY BE
HEETII!Q3 ARE TO CZ HELD
Team Owners' Association Believe
Teamsters May Reconsider Their
Ultimatum Final Action to Be
Taken on Tuesday.
CHICAGO Unless compromises are
offered by all the opposing interests
in the fight now in progress in Chi
cago between capital and labor the
teamsters' strike will spread many
fold during the next forty-eight hours.
Tho refusal of the teamsters' joint
council, representing 35.000 union
drivers, to accede to the demands of
tho Chicago Team Owners association
to handle merchandise for all houses
having contracts with the members of
the owners organization, without dis
criminating against the firms involved
in the present strike, has brought the
controversy to a point where a speedy
settlement will have to be made to
prevent an extension of the trouble.
There is a probability, however, that
the whole trouble may be satisfactor
ily adjusted without resorting to such
drastic measures. After receiving the
announcement of the teamsters' joint
council refusing to obey the ultimatum
of the Team Owners' association, a
meeting of the latter organization was
held and it was decided to give the
teamsters more time to consider the
proposition. At first it was the inten
tion of the team owners to put their
ultimatum into e-ffect Monday morn
ing, but believing that the teamsters
could be induced to change their
minds, they are given until Tuesday
to make final answer to the proposi
tion. Information which the team own
ers say they received that the team
sters joint council wafpt & unit, in
Its determination to figV the owners,
was given by the ownerss the reason
for tb postporement of the enforce
abent of the ultimatum until Tuesday.
That Saturday night's decision of
the teamsters will be reconsidered
was evidenced Sunday when a call
was sent out for another meeting of
the teamsters' joint council for Sun
day night. In addition to this meeting
of the officials of the teamsters' union
another call was issued Sunday for a
meeting on Tuesday of the executive
committee of the International Broth
erhood of Teamsters. This committee
is the controling body of the team
sters' organization and it Is this body
of officials that orders, or has the
final word, in the settlement of a
strike of its members.
The Chicago Liverymen's associa
tion has become involved in the
trouble and a strike of the 2.000
drivers employed by this organization
is imminent The trouble was brought
about by the union carriage drivers
refusing to carry patrons of the asso
ciation to the strike-bound depart
A statement was given out by the
association that commencing Mon
day the men would be compelled to
carry all patrons to their destination
and that a refusal mrt,mt immediate
discharge. The officials of the Cab
Drivers' union declared that their men
would all be ordered to -trikc if but
even one member of their union was
discharged for refusing to obey the
command of the association. Should
this strike be called it will involve
the hearse drivers, and it was said
would necessitate the use of mounted
gaurds to escort funerals to outlaying
cemeteries, should it be necessary to
use non-union drivers.
NAN PATTERSON RELEASED
Former Show Girl Charged With Mur
der of Bookmaker Goes Free.
NEW YORK After more than
eleven months in prison and three
mistrials on the charge of murdering
Caesar Young. Nan Patterson walked
from the Tombs on Friday a free wo
man. As she left the great building
which has been her home since a few
days after Young was found dying in
a cab in lower New York, 2,000 peo
ple greeted her with cheers, for the
news that District Attorney Jerome
would move for her dismissal from
custody had spread throughout the
vicinity of the courthouse. But the
accused girl had but a few seconds to
see and hear the demonstrations be
fore she was whisked away in a cab
with her attorney. Abraham Levy.
The move to discharge Nan Pat
terson came rather unexpectedly to
the public. It was an hour or so before
noon when District Attorney Jerome
appeared before Recorder Goff in spec
ial sessions and announced that he de
sired to move the discharge of the
former chorus girl without bail and on
her own recognizance. This announce
ment followed three trials for murder.
The second and third of these trials
the latter concluded but a few days
ago resulted in disagreements: the
first in the discharge of the jury be
cause of the illness of a juror before
the case had been concluded.
Not Frightened by Task.
CHICAGO Theodore P. Shonts,
president of the Panama canal com
mission, declared that in the few
weeks he had been actively at work
In the affairs of the canal he had dis
covered that while the immensity of
the project is likely to stagger even
an enthusiastic supporter of it. the
obstacles presented are by no means
insuperable. Mr. Shonts left for Wash
ington to resume his duties in con
nection with the canal. He goes to
Panama to remain permanently about
the end of June.
Tendered a Garden Party.
WASHINGTON A reception and
garden party given by Mrs. Roosevelt
in the grounds of the White house
constituted the feature In Saturday's
proceedings of the international rail
way congress. President Roosevelt at
tended the reception, as did Vice
President and Mrs. Fairbanks, the
members of the president's cabinet
who are in the city, and their wives
and members of the diplomatic corps
as well as officers of the army and
navy and distinguished citizens of the
Make a Break for Liberty.
CASPER, Wyo Deputy Sheriff
Webb was overpowered in the county
jail here and disarmed by Ed Lee.
Martin Tour and William Wardlows,
prisoners, who made their escape
after securing guns, ammunition and
clothing from the sheriff's office and
horses and saddles from the stables.
The party rode away in the direction
c the Casper mountain. Deputy Sher
f ' Hartog and a posse started in pur
; it overtaking the bandits and en
I iged them in battle. The outcome
;a not known.
THINKS WELL 0- PaESIDZNT
am at a , .
uryen u.3 iraquois Clua Ent2rt2:ncd
KANSAS CITY. Mo. William J
Bryan was the guest of honor nrxl
principal speaker at a dinner givon r
the Knire and Fork club of this ,"
at the Midland hotel here. In an ;--, r.
view Mr. Bryan said that he a '" -!d
the position of President Ro,.VoU
and Secretary Taft upon the option
of railroad rate lecisl-itioa. Y,n ak
ed if he thought the presid r would
call a special session of cn-rress and
urge upon that body the r-ces-dty or
immediate railroad Ie?M:uion. Mr.
Bryan refused to comurr himself" In
regard, to the recent !-vj,,ois banquet
in Chicago, at which President Rooe-
volt was the
Ses: of honor. Mr.
"I was gratified at the recent ex
pression of goo.l u.li of the democrats
in Chicago tojfcni the president and
I am glad jr the democrat of the
nation are snorting President Roose
velt in hisiosition on the railroad
"The westerners like Mr. Roosevelt.
I am glad to see the democrats greet
ing him out here. It shows that they
are supporting him in many of his
policies. They have a regard" and re
spect that I am sure must be pleasing
tor our president. He was given a big
ovation by the Iroquois club. I?ut tha't
which is mot Gratifying to me is his
outspoken policy on rate legislation. I
am heartily with him on his position.
Secretary Taft has spoken a nolicv
which miit appeal to our citizens and
President Roo?evelt. in his customary
manner, 'backs him up. This question
will come before the people for solu
tion." THESE MEN ARE SATISFIED
Nebraskans Tesffy Bffore
WASHINGTON T. B. Hord. cattle
raiser, farmer and grain dealer of Cen
tral City. Neb., appeared before the
senate committee on interstate com
merce to protest against the proposed
rate legislation. He said in part:
"At the present time the railroads
in this state give us good service.
They grant all reasonable demands:
we have the railway officers among
us and we want conditions to remain
unchanged because we are prospering.
I came here at the request of friends
who arree with me because we think
it right to entT our prote-t."
Mr. Hord said that he knew of no
complaints from the southwest about
rates on live stock.
"How do you hapnen to come here?"
asked Senator Fonker.
The witness replied that he had
been invited to come by friends.
Peter Jansen, a farmer and sheep
raiser of Jans"n. Neb., abo wa? a wit
ness before the committee. He stated
that he shipped several hundred car
loads of sheep a ypar and pastured
20.000 sheep annually, and that he
renreented a number of friends
among stock raisers and farmers of
"We do not want any rate legisla
tion." snid Mr. .Taisen, "for we feel
that traffic manacers are neirer to
us tluin anv commission could ever
be. and we are satisfied t''at they are
alTays ready to meet any reasonable
man half wav. Tho present ;" tern of
adjusting rates between shipper and
carrier is perfectly satisfactory to us."
INSANE MAN AT WHITE HOUSE
Italian Who Says His Murdered Wife
is Inside Tries to Enter.
WASHINGTON A man who said
his name is Daniel Costable. an
Italian, was arrested by Policeman
Hopkins while trying to force an en
trance at the rear door of the white
house, about midnicht Friday. He was
locked up at the police station.
When questioned as to the reason
for being on the white house grounds
he declared a snirit had entered his
head and told him that his murdered
wife was to be found in the white
house. The man was hatless and clad
only in a coat of thin serge. He was
first seen by a negro climbing over
the iron fence surrounding the
grounds of the white house and atten
tion was attracted by the sound of an
attempted entrance at the rear door.
He was tugging frantically at the door
and shouting. "Francesca, it is I." He
was arrested and jailed.
CLAIM JEWS WERE AGGRESSORS
Official Statement in Connection With
ST. PETERSBURG Some private
reports from Zhitomir place the num
ber of persons killed at as high as
forty. The governor of Vholiny has
caused the streets of Zhitomir to
be placarded with notices to the ef
fect that the troops have recived in
structions to fire upon any persons in
terfering with the Jews. The Official
Messenger's account of the Zhitomir
outbreak attributes it to the provo
cative attitude of the Jews, who it
adds, used a portrait of the emperor
as a target in shooting practice.
Awful Charge Made by Girl.
CHICAGO Accused by his 7-year-old
stepdaughter of having killed his
wife and infant child by pouring kero
sene over their bodies as they lay
asleep and then setting fire to the bed
clothing, Joseph Leiding was arrested
here o Sunday and is beinr; held
while an investigation of the affair
is being made. Leiding, who is a
brass finisher by trade, denies the
story of tne child and declares that
his wife's dress cauyht on fire while
she was using kerosene to start a fire
in the kitchen stove.
PARIS A powerful body, compris
ing leading public men of Europe and
America, have founded the National
Interests and International Concilia
tion association, under the presidency
of Senator Berthelot- Former Pre
mier Leon Bourgeois and Senator
d Estournelles de Constant represent
ed France. Andrew Carneirie the Uni
ted States and tho Duke of Marlbor
ough Great Britain. The purpose of
the association is to preserve the
peace of the respective countries by
means of good relations.
ST. PETERSBURG The widely
heralded May day demonstrations in
St. Petersburg were a complete fiasco
and reports from Moscow and the
provinces indicate that order reigned
on Sunday generally throughout the
entire extent of Russia. Minor dis
orders are reported at Reval. Kichi
nef and one or two other places, but
up to midnight no reports of serious
tumults or loss of life have been re
ported, nor the attempts of the sev
eral societies or the socialists to sig
nalize May day by demonstrations,
TH TOWN OF SNYDER L03Z3 AT
MAiiY DEAD jHJKE COUNTRY
Information From Outside Districts
Now Coming In Hundreds are In
jured, Many of Them. However, but
SNYDER. Ckla. All estimate.! of
the number killed by Wednesday
night's tornado in the south of Snyder
make the total at least 123. The tor
nado traveled a distance of thirty
five miles, cutting a path from a quar
ter mile to a half mile wide. The farm
houses in this path were demolished
and the occupants killed or injured.
All the men available are needed here
to clear away debris, bury the deao
and care for the sick, and the fate
of the farmers struck by the storm
has not been fully investigated. Est!
mates of the number killed outside of
Snyder range from twenty-five to
forty. More than 100 laborers brought
here by the 'Frisco railroad, together
with a big force of volunteers, began
moving and burning debris today.
Two men dead and another barely
alive were found in a heap of rubbish
piled against railroad freight car?
near the station this morning. They
had been there since last Wednesday
night at 8:1T o'clock, at which time
every clock in town stopped.
Statements that 400 persons were
injured are correct, but most of these
suffered only slight bruises. Forty-five
persons are receiving hospital treat
ment. On account of lack of accomnuv
dations here, the wounded are being
taken to larger towns. J. W. Hudson,
a capitalist, and his daughter are at
I.awton. and Mr. Hudson is reported
to be dying. Dr. and Mrs. J. W. Mill
er are also at Lawton, and Mrs. Mill
ar is not expected to survive, j. m.
Eagan. the 'Frisco station agent, and
several other patients have been
taken to Springfield, Mo.
There were four members In the
family of William Hughes of Willow
vale; three in that of J. D. Ralston of
Olustee, and three in that of Mr.
Moore, in the same neighborhood. AH
were killed. At the ranch of E. I
Peckham, president of the Denver.
Enid & Gulf Railroad company, six
miles west of here, the tornado totally
destroved a $25,000 residence and a
Every building in town bears evi
dence of the tornado, ard the rain
poured through roofs in torrents. The
temporary hospital buildings, where
men. women and children lay swathed
in bandages ami moaning in pain, and
where surgeons were performing op
erations were quickly Hooded. Oil
cloths were spread over the sufferers.
but this afforded only scant protec
tion acainst the water.
Excellent onl?r has been maintain
ed, and only two or three cases of
pillaging have be"n rci.orted. E. C
Ray. sheriff of Kiowa, last night
gunnled the town with thirty-five de
Pitiable scenes of wn-t and suffer
ins: were seen h"re on all sides. Much
confusion :till e--it-I. despite the ef
forts of hundreds of out fillers to aid
the victiirs cf Yv"edno;!ay"s ntehtV
tornado. Last night manv who had
lost everything they possessed went
hungry and practirr.'Iy unprotected
from the coM.
Many be.I"o:. lying in temporary
rrorgues. remained unidentified, while
among the injured, dozens who suffer
ed from ugly wounds or broken limbs,
were without proper medical atten
tion. Others still were missing, and
an exict list of the casualties was not
to be had.
FRENCH ARE ON THEIR GUARD
Japan Learns that Russians Are Kept
From Waters of France.
TOKIO Tho following announce
ment was made by the Japanese for
Since the Kamranh bay incident the
French government has instructed
both the civil and military officials in
Indo-China to maintain a close watch
on the co?st of French territory and
to warn bellicerent ships not to en
ter French waters.
When it was rejvorted that the third
Russian squadron, commanded by
Rear Admiral Nebogatofl". was ap
proaching French waters, the French
government again instructed the
naval authorities to maintain a close
watch and take effective measure?
with all their power to prevent a vio
lation of neutrality, and it simultan
eously notified the Russian' govern
The French government has notified
the Japanese legation at Paris that it
has received a telegraphic report that
no Russian ships were sighted off
Hon Koke bay .May 'J.
Gerersl Div:s Sails.
COLON General Pavis, the retir
ing goverrwjr of the canal zone, and
his two daughters, sailed for New
York on the steamer Alliance.
Corn Hearing Is Postponed.
CHICAGO The Interstate Com
merce Commission during its "Corn
Products" investigation heard repre
sentatives of California milling inter
ests who protested against reduction
of the 10 per cent different'al existing
on corn meal rates over rates on corn
from Nebraska to Pacific points.
When the testimony of the San Fran
cisco manufacturers was completed
Chairman Clements announced that
the corn investigation would rest for
the present and that the commission
investigate woodenware rates.
Mrs. Hoch Continues Story.
CHICAGO Mrs. Amelia Fischer
Hoch resumed her testimony in th
trial of Johann Hoch. She told how
Hoch had wooed her immediately af
ter the death of her sister; told oi
his success in obtaining possession
of her money after she had married
him at .Toliet, II!.. and told how Hoch
had then fled from Chicago. Hocn
sat close to his lawyer and appeared
to take no great interest in the pro
ceedings, but occasionally he leaned
over in order to catch a reply to a
question put to the witness.
Decorate Schiller Monument.
WEIMAR, Grand Duchy of Saxe
weimar Many hundreds of wreaths
from all parts of Germany reachec
here Monday and are piled around thf
Schiller monument. Delegates have ar
rived at Weimar from the universities
of Germany, Austro-Hungary. Switzer
land, as well as representatives of the
high schools of America. The hotels
are crowded with princely and othei
notable personages, who will take part
in the commemoration exercises in
honor of the one hundredth anniver
sary of the poet's death.
Mr.DonoranTl.hiU, th Ucn.r.ly FM-.1 by
lliui with Such Itonuirkul.t,, Success
tho lh.sl-Cttrr.1 by n,e i:xe, "
"Men who havo to do diffienlt niid
dangerous work ou electric lmts nt tuxv
hour of day or night, can't afford to huvo
anything the matter with their health "
said Mr. Douovnu. You can imagine "
therefore, how much I was alarmed ono
winter's day in 190.!, when I was seized
by a pain just behind r.iy right hip that
made it difficult for mo to walk home.
It was so bad by the time I reached tho
house that I was obliged to go btruighc
"Did that relievo yon?"
" No, the pain grew nioro severe and
kept extending downward along my leg.
I sent for a phyMeimi. and ho soon de
cided that I had .sciatica. In a few days
the wholo nerve was affected, nud tho
least movement brought ou terrible
"Did yonr condition improve under
tho doctor's treatment?"
" Quito tho contrary. At tho end of
two mouths I wasn't a. bit better, nud ut
times I feared that I would never bo
able to leave my bed."
" How did you get out again ?"
" When I was lying in bed. uimblo o
move and wasting away in flesh, u friend
visited me and told mo ulnrnt the won
derful cures brought about by u great
blood nud nerve remedy. Dr. Williams
Pink Pills. He strongly urged nif to try
them, and I luckily had seie- enough to
take his advice."
" Did you mend quickly?"
" Yes, that was the astonishing thing.
I noticed a hlight improvement lefore I
had quite finished the first bo of tla
pills, I could get out of bed while I w.
on the third box, nnd I was entirely
cured by the time I had taken liveboxes."
Mr, Joseph A. Donovan is living at
Plaistow, New Hampshire and is lino
inspector for tho Haverhill, Newton uml
Plaistow Electric Street Railway. Dr.
Williams' Pink Pills are the remedy to
use when the blood isthin, asin nnUMuia;
or impure, as in rheumatism; or when
the nerves are weak, as in neuralgia; or
lifeless, as in partial paralysis; or when
the body as a whole is ill-nourished, hs
in general debility. They uxe bold by
Many Towns Named Washington.
Almost every state has a Washing
ton. Washington. Ky.. is one of the
oldest towns in the state and almost
contemporaneous with Washington. D.
C. Its old court house was erected in
The average eastern tourist when
visiting California enters the state at
Los Angeles, takes a few rides on the
various radiating electric lines, hus
tles onto the train for San Francisco,
visits the seals, and hastens north or
east affirming that he has "seen Cali
fornia" hut has he? True, he has
seen sights to which his eyes were not
accustomed, eaten various fruits and
vegetables strangers to his paint,
and breathed the wondrous air. but to
see California understanding!' uuo
must visit the mountains as well as
tin? valleys. Probably no other sec
tion is richer in scenes noted for their
beauty and grandeur, places mado
famous in literature than is Tuolumne
county, in the Sierra Nevada foothills
of California. S. II. Smith in Sunset
Magazine for May.
When you see a man gazing soul
fully at the grass, instead if com
posing a poem about it he may ! try
ing to think where he can borrow a
Every housekeeper should know
that if they will buy Deiiuaco Cold
Water Starch for laundry use they
will save not only time, because it
never sticks to the iron, hut because
each package contains 1( oz. one full
pound while all other Cold Water
Starches are put up in -71 pound pack
ages, and the price is the sain, 10
cents. Then again because Defiance
Starch is free from all injurious chem
icals. If your grocer tries to sell you
a 12-oz. package it is because he has
a stock on hand which he wishes to
dispose of before he puts in Defiance.
He knows that Defiance Starch has
printed on every package in large let
ters and figures "1 ozs." Demand De
fiance and save much time and money
and the annoyance of the Iron stick
ing. Dofiance never sticks.
Some fellows seem to think they
are not being well treated unless they
are being treated every ten minutes.
Opening of the Uintah Indian
The Uintah Indian Reservation in
Utah, containing 2,2:,000 acres of
arable land, to be opened up for set
tlement on September 1. 1 00.". is des
cribed in a pamphlet just issued by
Jie passenger department of the Den
ver & Rio Grande Railroad company.
A valuable map. .showing the country
to be opened up and the various
routes by which it can be readied, is
pu'-'ished for the first time In this,
pamphlet, which may be obtained by
addressing General Passenger Agent
S. K. Hooper at Denver.
An ordinary hypocrite is one who
just can't help being so. and who
wouldn't if he could.
To the housewife who lias not yet
become acquainted with the new things
of everyday use In the market and
who Is "reasonably satisfied with the
old. we would stn-'yest that a trial of
Defiant e I'-iId Water Starch be made
at once Not alorn- because It is Kuar
antee 1 by the manufacturers to be su
perior to'any other brand, but because.
ea h 1'" package contains 1G oz .
while all the other kinds contain but
12 ozs. It is safe to say that the lady
uho once uses Defiance Starch will use
no other. Quality and quantity must
Sometimes no luck is the best sort,
THE NEXTK03NIa I TEEL BRIGHT AND NEW
AND Mr COMPLEXION IS BETTER.
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ml kidney mail Ua plwuant laxatiTe. T.ia drink is
Blniin nr. iwi ia
prrri fur uaa aa email aav
taa. It a called "l.aai'i Tra" or
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