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1 UQE J. li MORI
A Monument to Mis Memory Un
veiled at Nebraska City.
MANY DISTHSHED HEN ATTEND EXCISES
Ex-President Cleveland, Governor John H. Mickey, Hon.
Hilary H. Herbert, Hon. David R. P rancis, Ex-Vice-President
Adlai Stevenson and Dr.
Geo. L. Miller Make Addresses.
NEBRASKA CITY. In the presence
f the most notable gathering' of
statesmen ever in Nebraska or possi
bly In the entire west; witnessed by
thousands of people from all over the
entire country; dedicated with loving
eulogies from old colleagues of former
days in public life; consecrated by the
humid eyes and tender hearts of hun
dreds of old pioneer friends and com
rades, the Arlor day memorial monu
ment to the late J. Sterling Morton,
"author of Arbor day," was unveiled
here Saturday in Morton park.
The unveiling ceremonies were sim
ple but impesslve and touching. Pre
ceding them was a program which was
a remarkable tribute to the memory of
a man who made such a signal record
as a statesman and who was the fa
ther of a quartet of sons, two at least
of whom have become as notable as
their illustrious father.
Ex-President Grover Cleveland was
the speaker of the day, and his ad
dress was one of the best ever made
by the ex-president. Other speakers
were two old cabinet confreres of the
late Mr. Morton Hon. Hilary A. Her
bert, former secretary of the navy, and
Hon. David It. Fancis. former secretary
of the interior. Gov. John H. Mickey
of Nebraska delivered the address of
welcome. Hon. Adlai E. Stevenson,
ex-vice president with Mr. Cleveland,
was another speaker. Dr. George I.
Miller, one of the late Mr. Morton's
dearest and most personal friends, was
The exercises were held in Morton
park, a beautiful bit of natural wood
land, situated just out of Nebraska
City, and on the cast slope of the beau
tiful grounds of Arbor lodge. the mag
nificent country home of the Mortons.
Morton park is the gift of Mr. Morton
to Nebraska City. Fully 10.000 peo
ple, from all parts of the country, as
sembled in Morton park. They came
from New York Washington. Indian
apolis, Chicago, St Louis, Louisville,
Memphis, and from all over Kansas,
Nebraska and Iowa. A special train
from Lincoln brought in Governor
Mickey and his staff and 100 or more
Lincoln people. All regular trains
were crowded with passengers.
Mr. Cleveland appeared on the plat
form with Mrs. Cleveland, and was
greeted by a storm of cheera. He
bowed and smiled, as did Mrs. Cleve
land. Governor Mickey, accompanied
by Mrs. Mickey, was last to Arrive.
The governor made an address of wel
come, in which he paid a glowing trib
ute to the life and distinguished serv
ices of the founder of Arbor day. de
claring that "he did much in develop
ing the two fundamental resources of
what is now our state, and the efforts
of himself and his compatriots along
these lines attracted settlers from the
east, and thus shortened tho territo
rial days. He blazed the way that oth
ers might follow. By the power of ex
ample he demonstrated the possibiii-
The Late J. Sterling Morton.
ties of the land and encouraged the
pioneers in subduing the refractory
conditions with which they had to
deal. He was the apostle of evolu
tion, the inspiration of a large fol
lowing of home builders who looked
to him as their natural leader."
Nothing More to Say.
Is she pretty?" they asked of the
young man who was speaking of his
f anccc. "Well, I doa't want to boast."
lie replied, "but she always gets a
eat in a crowded street car." Stray
Tobacco an American Plant.
Tobacco is a native American plant,
and was first observed on the island
of Cuba. It was used by the Ameri
can Indians before Sir Waller Raleigh
introduced it in England.
As to the English solidity and taci
turnity, the London Globe quotes an
American as asking a waiter in a Lon
don restaurant: "Doesn't anyone ever
laugh here?" "Yes, sir," replied the
waiter, "sometimes we 'ave complaints
Hope You Never Felt That Way.
One of the hardest things to under
stand when you go home late at night
is why it takes you so long to get up
stairs, when the stairs seem to be
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to the outskirts of the large crowd.
He closed by exhorting all who were
fellow-citizens of the late J. Sterling
Morton, and who knew his life, to
heed his example, "to the end that
our work may be more unselfish and
more loyal to the purposes of God and
the betterment of our fellow-men. Let
his sons. In whom was centered all his
worldly pride, remember that the only
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Memorial Monument Unveiled Saturday, October 28, 1905, at Morton Park,
Nebraska City. .
that this monument should recall !
memories that must not die. It is well j
that it should arouse the living to no-!
ble endeavor. But to the dead it avails !
not. He has reared his own monu
ment, 'more durable than brass or
Following Mr. Cleveland was Hon.
Hilary A. Herbert, ex-secretary of the
navy. He. in turn, was followed by
Hon. David R. Fnncis. ex-secretary of Da' Memorial association, which was
the interior, ex-Vice President Cleve-! organized shortly after the death of
son and Dr. George L. Miller, the lat-', Secretary Morton, early in 1902. This
ter a lifelong friend and admirer of association had as its president ex
Mr. Morton. He expressed thanks for Governor Robert W. Furnas; H. D.
the great tribute that had been paid Wilson of Nebraska City was made
to the companion of his early days in j treasurer, and John Nodhouse was
Nebraska. He went into the history elec-ed secretary,
of Mr. Morton's early life in the state, j The Arbor day memorial monument
and told many of the hardships and , stands as a completed work, every
trials endured by the pioneers. Dur- cent of its cost contributed by nopu
ing his speech tears came to his eyes, lar subscription from the public. Ne
Mr. Cleveland seemed deeply touched. , braska City, his home town, contrib
The Morton brothers were deeply af-(uting more than any other city; Ne
fected. and Miss Morton, the dead braska his home state, more than any
man's sister, wept continually. 'other state; the west more than any
The unveiling ceremony was simple.. other geographical division of our
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Paul Morton and the remainder of the
party, walked inside the enclosure
where the monument stands and took
places along the sides. The band
played softty. and after a moment the
three surviving Morton brothers
Paul, Joy and Mark accompanied by
Joy Morton's son. Sterling Morton,
walked slowly across the grass to the
monument. Sterling Morton was bare
headed. The others lifted their hats
and, with a quick tug, the younger
Some men have such bad luck that
if they get a railroad pass they are
sure to get killed in a smash-up.
It puzzles a man a good deal to
come home late at night and try to
set back a clock that has stopped.
The king of Italy is presented an
nually by the emperor of Austria with
10.000 American cigars.
When, a man boasts of his morality,
shy off some of his screws are loose.
A perpetual grin is about as exas
perating as a sticky fly on a hot day.
Some people think they appear wise
when they seem only disagreeable.
Education dees not consist in know
ing a lot of unnecessary things.
Clergymen stand second in the list
of inventors; mechanics first.
Some women are a choice combina
tion of fool and fiend.
Morton railed the cords which neto'
the drapery about the bronze statue
of the dead secretary. The drapery
fell in a heap about the foot of the
monument and a soft mumur of ap-i
plause rippled over the crowd. For a
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Ing at the effigy of their father, then,
with bowed head.-, they rejoined the
The monument was made by Ru
dolph Evans of New York. A semi
circular stone bench stands at some
distance back of the pedestal, and
forming a frieze around it are the
words "Pioneer, Statesman, Scholar,
The cental figure, the statue of Mr.
Morton himself, which stands upon a
massive yet graceful pedestal, in an
attitude characteristic of his strong,
frank life. His right arm hangs easily
by his side, and in his left hand he
lightly holds a paper, as though of re
cent reference; a branch of a tree
rests easily at his feet, while a plow
share, slightly in the rear, suggests
the rugged pioneer days of his early
At the foot of the pedestal stands a
graceful wood sprite, her left hand
tenderly protecting a young, growing
tree, thus symbolizing the spirit of
the wise, public-spirited ideal ex
pressed by Mr. Morton's simple for
mula, "Plant trees."
The lower part of this bench bears
the inscription, "Erected by the Ar
bor Day Memorial association in
Memory of J. Sterling Morton, 1903."
Upon the pedestal itself the follow
ing is inscribed: "J. Sterling Morton,
Father of Arbor Day. Plant Trees."
The reverse of the pedestal bears a
concise sketch of Mr. Morton's life
and public services.
The platform around the monument
is about seventy-five by fifty feet, and,
excepting for the brick used in the
platform, the entire monument is of
granite and bronze.
The fund with which the monument
was erected was raised by the Arbor
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ON EDUCATION, ET CETERA.
There is great power in beauty, and
greater power in love.
In rare families as in rare books,
the editions are limited.
Many men stoop to conquer, and
some of them stoop very low.
Liberty means responsibility, and
responsibility tests the man and the
London Bill of Fare.
The acme of conciseness is be
lieved to have been attained by a Lon
don restaurant, which displays this
notice: "S. O. 2 S. 4." That means
that a patron can have sausage and
onions, with two slices of bread, for
Good Intentions Gone Wrong.
Hell is paved with those good In
tentions which have never been
achieved, but, more solidly, with those
which have been achieved amiss.
Self-Condemnation a Mistake.
There is nothing that wastes and
curtails one's powers of accomplish-,
ment like self-condemnation. Ex
change. Go Barefoot in Brazil.
A large percentage of the people in
Brazil go barefoot except on Sundays
Important French Industry.
The grape culture in France gives
employment to over two million people.
DA II DA A It RIIII MNia
DISCUSSION OF THE MATTER
Something cf the Liue in the North
Platte Country Talk of the Re
cent Trip to Japan.
NEW YORK E. H. Harriman. pres
ident of the Union Pacific and South
ern Pacific railroads, discussed rail
way affairs as follows:
"1 think that we are running into
an era of competitive railroad build
ing, just-as we have an era of cempeti-
tive buying. The Union Pacific is
ready. It is in the best position of any
of them, and the Union Pacific does
not fear nor does it care."
He added that the reported suits be
tween the Union Paciiflc and the Chi
cago, Burlington St Quincy Railway
company over a right-of-way In the
North Platte country were not an indi
cation of an outbreak of hostilities be
tween the Harriman and the Hill in
terests. "We are building a line in the
North Platte country," he said. "That
is, we have started to build an old
line projected some time ago. They
tried to stop us and we enjoined them.
It is a small affair."
Speaking of his recent trip to Japan
and China, Mr. Harriman said:
"Japan is getting railroads and go
ing ahead to put them in shape to
bring about further development. The
money that has been collected from the
people Is being nsed for their benefit.
"The Japanese are ambitious and be
sides their railroad building they are
going to develop transportation by
water, and we will have to co-operate
with them or compete with them. I
think we had better co-operate. They
are going to get their share of the
transpacific business and get in their
"The oriental countries can be di
vided into two classes. Japan, being
at present a class by itself on the
principle of the country which helps
its producers. The other class takes
away from and hinders its producers,
and all the other countries are still in
this class. The little I saw in China,
however, convinced itself up as Japan
however, convinced me that that coun
try is going to open itself up as Japan
has already done. China is already
developing the railroad lines it has and
Tfflll finra mniA TYia Pliinaca afck nnnr
using their railroads instead of tearing
them down. Corea will have to be re
organized and this will be done by the
Japanese. This means a future for
that country, too.
INDIAN TERRITORY RAILROAD
To Open Up Rich Land Along the Ar
MUSKOGEE. The Midland Valley
railroad, now building from Fort
Smith, Ark., northwest through In
dian and Oklahoma Territories, opens
up the rich agricultural land along the
Arkansas river valley. The line is
now completed to Pawhuska. Oklaho-
The new townsites already located
along this road probably offer better
opportunities than any other locality
in the United States today for the
merchant, manufacturer and new set
tler. You can obtain full information
about the new towns by writing
Joshua F- Elder, Traffic Manager. Mid
land Valley Railroad. Fort Smith,
IT DISMISSES THE APPEAL.
Missouri Tontine Company Gives Up
WASHINGTON On motion of the
Preferred Tontine Mercantile company
of Missouri, the supreme court of the
United Slates today dismissed the case
of that company against the state of
Missouri, which was brought to the
court on a writ of error from the Mis
souri supreme court. The case was In
stituted in the Missouri courts at the
instance of the state supervisor of
building and loan associations the pur
pose being to compel the company to
cease its business operations because
it was alleged it was diverting funds.
The state supreme court sustained this
contention and the dismissal of the
case by the federal court has the effect
of affirming that decision.
WOMEN RAISING A PROTEST.
Object Because They Are Not Heard
as Against Cleveland.
ROCHESTER. N. Y. The articles
published in the Ladies' Home Jour
nal relative to woman suffrage, writ
ten by former President Cleveland,
was the subject of discussion at the
conventoin of the New York State
Wroman Suffrage association. A reso
lution was adopted protesting against
the alleged refusal of the Journal to
publish replies to Mr. Cleveland's crit
icisms, sent to the publication. Susan
3. Anthony said she wished to amend
it to say: "We ought to stop our sub
scriptions." Avoids Arrest by Death.
CHICAGO Leaping through a plate
glass window, headlong, four stories
down to the street to evade arrest on
warrants charging conspiracy and
fraud. Adolph Perbohner. who conduct
ed a real estate and loan business,
was dashed to death on Friday on the
payment, dying instantly. The trag
edy took place within a square of the
city hall. Perbohner's spectacular
leap to death was witnessed by scores
of people passing and by many occu
pants of nearby offices.
Obtain Wallace Views.
WASHINGTON Former Chief En
gineer John Findlay Wallace cf the
Panama canal commission was present ! tonight resulted in the ministers i:n
todav at the meeting of the board of ! animously offering to resign. The
consulting engineers which is consid
ering the question of recommending a
"seal level or a lock canal. The hoard
is anxious to obtain- Mr. Wallace's
views about various features of pros- l
pective canal workmen, particularly I
his opinion as to the time which will
be required in installing adequate ma
chinery to get at the maximum output
I of earth at the Culebra cut.
CUBAN TARIFF SCHEDULE.
Want Changes in New Treaty With
HAVANA A committee of mem
bers of all the commercial, agricul
tural and industrial organizations of
Cuba met tonight in the chamber of
commerce and began to work out pro
posed changes in the tariff schedules
which later they will recommend to the
united organizations as the basis of
their requests for a new treaty of com
merce and navigation with the United
States. It is certain that the commit
tee will recommend considerable re
ductions in the tariff on food produc
tions in the United States and greater
increases on cottons and other Ameri
can goods entering Cuba in competi
tion with European goods, and which
the present reciprocity treaty has, to
some extent, encouraged.
CLEVELAND TO MAKE VISIT.
May Stay a Month or More Guest at
NEBRASKA CITY. In extending
the invitation to come to Nebraska to
deliver the principal address in the
unveiling of the Morton monument,
Joy Morton extended the invitation to
Grover Cleveland and family and In
vited them to come to Arbor Lodge
and spend a month or more. Mr. Mor
ton realized that Mr. Cleveland's
health had not been very good of late,
and he wanted him to come to Ne
braska and under the pure air here
recover his usual health. Mr. Cleve
land has not said how long he will
stay, but with him comes his family
and family physician, and it is thought
he may stay a month or more. It is
sure he will stay over the time of the
unveiling of the monument, and may
remain until after the holidays.
CHILEANS PICK UP VESSEL.
Appropriate Abandoned German Ship
and Refuse to Give it Up.
SAN FRANCISCO, Cal. The Kos
mos steamer Neko, arriving from the
south, brought the report that the Ger
man ship Steinbeck had been approp
riated by the Chileans. It was report
ed in dispatches some weeks ago that
the Steinbeck had gone ashore at Val
paraiso. It appears that the captain
and crew abandoned the vessels when
she seemed to be beyond saving and
after standing by In small boats they
went ashore. A party of Chileans went
out to the vessel and took possession.
Subsequently when the Steinbeck
seemed to be safe the crew attempted
to go on board again. Having taken
possession of the ship at some risk to
themselves after she had been aban
doned, the Chileans refused to give her
up and they were still in possession
when the Neko left Valpariso. The
Steinbeck has a valuable cargo on
BEYOND TERRITORIAL LIMITS.
Roosevelt First President to Go Out
side of Boundary.
WASHINGTON So far as the offi
cial records show, President Roose
velt, on leaving the south on the West
Virginia, is the first executive of this
country who has gone beyond its terri
torial limits. Attention having been
called to that fact it is the opinion that
in going beyond the three-mile limit,
the president has in no sense vacated
his office temporarily. They point out
that there is really nothing in the con
stitution prohibiting the president
from leaving American territory, and
in the present case, being on a national
ship, the deck of which is as much a
part of American territory as the Dis
trict of Columbia, he has not legally
departed from the country. In fact,
some of the able lawyers here express
the opinion that even if the president
should go to a foreign country the doc
trine of extra territoriality would ex
tend to that country with him.
GRANTED FREEDOM OF CITY.
Unueual Honor Bestowed by London
on General Booth.
LONDON. The freedom of the city
of London, a distinction on which
many statesmen and warriors have set
great store, was on Thursday be
stowed on General Booth of the Sal
vation Army, who accepted it as rec
ognition of the world-wide work of the
army. The presentation was made in
the presence of a distinguished com
pany, including civic officials, several
thousand citizens and many officers of
the Salvation Army. The address re
ferred in glowing terms to the work
of General Booth and his organization,
not only in London, but throughout
Thomas W. Lawc-on Sues.
ST. PAUL. Minn. A special to the
Dispatch from Hancock. Mich., says:
Alleging that his character iias been
damaged to the extent of $20,000.
Thomas W. Lawson of Boston has
brought suit for that amount against
Horace J. Stevens, a well know copiier
mines specialist of Houghton. He
Mr. Stevens is an extensive writer
of copper mining topics.
Bank Robbed at Libau.
LIBAU, Russia Six armed men
entered the Libau brawh of the Mos
cow International Trade bank yester
day and robbed it of $17,500. Five of
the men were shortly afterward cap
tured and $10,000 recovered. The sixth
man with $7,500 escaped.
WASHINGTON Bonds to the
amount of $1,985,600 were refunded at
the treasury department, making the
total to date, under the secretary's last
Cabincr Offers to Resign.
MADRID According to a semi-official
note, the meeting of the cabinet
premier will confer with King AKonso
relative to the situation.
They Get Sick at Rome.
ROME Rear Admiral Colby M.
cester, superintendent of the naval
observatory at Washington, who ar
rived here, is suffering from a severe
attack of lumbago, and is obliged tc
keep to his bed.
TROUBLE IN RUSSIA
IS NOT YET OYER
THE STRIKE SITUATION IS
Railroad Authorities Unable to Move
Train?-, and the Capital is Ex
pected to be Cut Off.
ST. PETERSBURG. St. Petersburg
was in a panic Thursday, but to a
large extent apparently without rea
son. The most alarming rumors were
in circulation, and the shopkeepers on
all except a few of the principal
streets closed their stores and board
ed up the doors and windows, while
peaceful-minded inhabitants kept with
in doors. Anxiety was evidenced in
the whole atmosphere of the city, .but
so far nothing has occurred to justify
these fears. There were no disorders.
General Trepoff, who has been
placed in command of the St. Peters
burg garrison and given an additional
division of reinforcements, declares
that he is amply able to maintain or
der, and the police are allowing the
strikers to vent their enthusiasm so
as to avoid a conflict General Tre
poff instructed the police not to inter
fere with the parades so long as they
were orderly, but he gave notice to
night that he was prepared to cope
firmly witn any disorder. He had
printed in all the evening papers a no
tification that the troops would tomor
row be ordered to use ball cartridges
in case there should be any outbreak.
By the greatest exertions the gov
ernment succeeded in moving trains
manned by military operatives on a
few railroads. Traffic was resumed
regularly on the Moscow-St. Peters
burg line, and on lines to Brest and
Kazan. Tho first efforts were directed
to the moving of cattle trains, so as
to meet the pinch of approaching fam
ine in the two capitals, and one train
load of cattle arrived at St. Petersburg
and another at Moscow. A scanty sup
ply of milk, butter and eggs is arriv
ing in St. Petersburg over the Finland
railroad, the employes of which re
fuse to strike. The situation cannot
be regarded as much improved. The
strikers at their meetings today were
as determined as ever to continue the
strike, and the full force of the rail
road battalions is almost helpless in
the face of the general strike on the
railroads. The most encouraging
feature of the situation is the absence
of any widespread disorder.
Picturesque details have been re
ceived of the uprising at Kharkoff,
where students and strikers took pos
session of the locality in the center of
the city, containing the university, the
cathedral and other buildings, threw
up barricades, constructed a regular
fortress and elected a provisional gov
ernment, but cool heads on either side
effected an arrangement which made
it unnecessary for the troops to storm
the revolution citadel, the defend
ers of whirh marched out with full
honors of war
DEATH BY VIOLENCE.
How Many the Railroads Killed the
WASHINGTON. During the twelve
months ended June 30, 1905, 836 per
sons were killed and 13,733 injured
as the result of accidents on railroad
trains, according to a report of the
interstate commerce commission, re
cently issued. Comparison with 1904
shows an increase eleven killed and
4.123 injured among passengers and
employes, the increase in killed being
wholly among passengers, while the
number of employes killed shows a
uecrease of 106. There were 1,231 col
..sions and 1.535 derailments, of which
163 collisions and 16S derailments af
fected passenger trains. The damage
to cars, engines and roadway by these
accidents amounted to $2,410,671.
TAFT IS NOT A CANDIDATE.
Says He is Not Planning a Campaign
for the Presidency.
WASHINGTON The post says:
Secretary of War Taft is not plan
ning to enter a campaign for the pres
idency, has no intention of doing so.
is content with his seat in the cabinet
and means to stay there as long as
the president desires it. Such is the
substance of an announcement made
by him yesterday and which will tend
to put at rest, temporarily at least,
the talk of his being a presidential
"I am satisfied with my present
place and shall be pleased to remain
i i the cabinet as Ions; as I can," added
Mr. Taft. "I have already said that I
had no intention of becoming a can
didate for the presidency and author
ized no one to spring the 'presidential
boom. as it has been called."
The Post adds that Secretary Taft's
statement was called forth by pub
lished reports in connection with his
recent AKron. O., speech that he has
no presidential ambitions.
Would Abolish the Office.
WASHINGTON The Post says:
Secretary of the Interior Hitchcock
has decided to incorporate in his an
nual report a recommendation for the
abolition of all positions now hell by
land office receivers. There are 110
men filling such offices in the western
states, and their combined stipend
reaches $250,000 a year. Secretary
Hitchcock believes land office regis
ters can do all the work of the receiv
ers and Avill so recommend.
New Form of Insurance.
LOS ANGELES, Cal. A new and
evidently entirely original form of in
surance speculation was unearthed
here on Wednesday, when it was dis
closed that two solicitors of the United
Patriots of America, a local insurance
order, nad been writing the applica
tions of persons buried in the local
cemeteries, and after reporting the ap
plications at the head office, collected
advance money due them on the work.
The solicitors disappeared a short time
before the discovery of their scheme. 1
1 GRAND ARMY APPOINTMENTS.
Charles A. Clark of Iowa, Jutffe Ad
Tanner of the Grand Army of
the Republic issued "general order No.
2." which, after reporting the election
of general officers at the Denver en
campment, announces other appoint
ments and the location of national
headquarters in this city, John Twee
dale of this city has been appointed
adjutant general. Among other ap
Judge advocate general, Charles A.
Clark of Cedar Rapids, la.
The commander-in-chief, the adju
tant general, the quartermaster gen
eral and seven others will constitute
the executive committee of the nation
al council of administration.
WOULD LIMIT ADMISSIONS.
Visiting Board Seeks to Reduce Num
ber in Academy.
WASHINGTON. The board of vis
itors to the military academy, in their
report to the secretary of war. recom
mends that greater limitations be
placed upon admissions to the acad
emy, and suggests that the minimum
of the height of a cadet be increased.
Regarding the official estimate of fl.
690.000 in addition to the $5,800,000
originally appropriated for new build
ings, the board suggests a change of
plan to enable completion of the build
ings within the amount appropriated,
or at least that the estimate be large
COMMITTEE OPPOSES BILL.
Church and State Measure Likely to
PARIS The senate committee on
the separation of church and state has
considered the program for the discus
sion of the bill at the opening of the
senate, October 31. The chairman has
set forth the necessity for the aboli
tion of the concordat and the resump
tion of the state's complete police
powers over all civil and religious or
ganizations. The report approves the
bill, which has already passed the
chamber, as insuring liberty of con
science and the independence of the
Gift of D. of A. R.
WASHINGTON. A replica of a
bronze bas relief representing the most
famous Americans since the time of
George Washington, by the French
sculptor. David d'Angers. intended as
a gift to the national society Daugh
ters of the American Reevolution. has
arrived at the French embassy here
for presentation. The gift was ten
deed by M. Jusserand. the French am
bassador, on behalf of the donor at the
dedication of the national building of
the society, memorial hall, April last.
Negotiating for a King.
CHRISTIANIA. Norway The gov
ernment at a secret session of the
storthing today asked to be endowed
with full power to negotiate with
Prince Charles oi Denmark for his ac
ceptance of the crown of Norway on
the understanding that the people of
Norway endorse the position of the
storthing and the government by a
referendum vote to be taken August 13
on the question of dissolution of the
union. The debate was postponed
Kill Two Hundred Natives.
LISON. An official dispatch from
the governor of Portuguese West Af
rica tells of a sanguinary engagement
between troops and natives on Octo
ber 25. The latter, numbering three
thousand, ambushed a column of Por
tuguese troops., who fortified them
selves in two kraals. The natives sur
rounded the kraals with five earth
works, but after eight hours fighting
the Portuguese captured the earth
works, killing two hundred natives.
The Portuguese last fifteen men.
Miss Alice Reaches Home.
WASHINGTON Miss Alice Roose
velt, daughter of the president, arrived
in Washington at 4:40 o'clock Friday
afternoon, thus completing her long
jaurney from the orient. Major Charles
I. McCawley of the marine corps and
Miss Hagner, secretary to Mrs. Roose
velt, met the president's daughter at
the railway station and accompanied
htr to the White House.
Calls Commerce Committee.
WASHINGTON Senator Elkins,
chairman of the senate committee on
Interstate commerce has called a
meeting of that committee for Novem
ber 21, for the purpose of considering
the testimony taken early in the sum
mer relative to ihe regulation of rail
road rates with the ultimate view of
reporting a b;l! to the senate.
Lawnmower to Cut Tall Grass.
TECUMSEH W. W. Crockett, a
carpenter of this city, is the inventor
of a lawn mower which will cut tall
grass. His machine will also cat the
short grass. A model has been made
and a satisfactory test made.
Sending the Prisoners Home.
ST. PETERSBURG. The Russian
prisoners in Japan will ne transport
ed to Vladivxostock on board vessels
of the Russian voh-.ntce:- licet and
thence will be returned to Russia in
Will Not Succeed Lamsdorf.
WASHINGTON Baron Ro3cn" the
Russian ambassador, denied that he is
to succeed Count Lamsdorf as min
ister of foreign affairs at St. Peters
burg. Cubans Disliks Annexation Taik.
HAVANA. The administration
newspapers charartersVo the talk of
annexation to the United States
which has cropned out in ,. ,
vith the Anglo-Cuban treaty. as a con-
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..v.. ...... . oimues,, uie American
lbier, is a party to it.
Cholera in Siberia
TOMSK. Western Siberia. Samar
kand. Fergana Sydaria ,iad portion 'of
Khive and Bokhara r. "."f! ?',S.of
clared to be threatened with hi
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