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CRASH OF TRAINS
FREIGHT AND OVERLAND LIM
ITED COME TOGETHER.
NINE ARE DEADJN THE WRECK
Majority of Victims Vere Occupants
and Mail Cars List of Injured Will
Foot up to About Thirty.
OMAHA Nine persons are dead
and thirty are injured as the result of
a head-on collision between the Un
ion Pacific's Overland Limited No. 2
and a westbound freight at Ah Say,
Wyo.. a station five miles west of
Rock Springs, at 3:42 a. m. Thursday.
Fire instantly followed the collision
and the dynamo car, mail car and
diner on the Overland, were almost
.entirely consumed. Both engines were
destroyed, the engineer, who had mis
taken his orders paying the price
with his life. The bodies of the two
jnail clerks and three cooks killed were
.burned beyond recognition.
The freight had orders to wait on
the siding at Ah Say, a station five
miles west of Rock, Wyo., for four
teastbound passengers to pass. The
train crew of the freight went wrong
and when three passenger trains had
passed the freight pulled out and a
mile and a half west of Ah Say ran
.into the Overland Limited.
The conductor on the freight train,
T)arrell, who escaped uninjured, has
acknowledged it was the result of the
.engineer and himself that the accident
occurred. He said the orders were
plain enough that they were to wait
until four trains had passed before
moving, but that either by a miscount
or some way that has not been figured
out the train was moved out onto the
main track before the fourth train,
which was the Overland Limited, had
As the wreck occurred six miles
and a half from the state hospital,
which is located at Rock Springs, all
of the injured were hurried there for
treatment and the dead were held to
await the arrival of the coroner.
A delas west of Granger had de
layed the passengers until they were
following one another and the crew
had positive orders to wait for four
passenger trains to pass, but they evi
dently miscounted or misunderstood
their orders, for they pulled out when
the third passenger train had passed.
The dead are:
W. H. BUZBEE. first cook. Omaha.
ED. ROSENBAUM, second cook,
JOHN LAWLESS, fourth cook. Og
dcn or Oakland.
J. F. PHILLIPAR, mail clerk, St.
FRANK M'KEXNA. Omaha.
ENGINEER BRINK, of Rawlins.
BRAKEMAN E. E. SMITH, of Raw
lins. F. A. PETERSON, mail clerk, Chey
enne; burned to death.
AMERICAN CONSUL CENERAL
KILLED BY THE CARS
MEXICO CITY American Consul
General Parsons was killed by an
electric car shortly after 9 o'clock
WASHINGTON James R. Parsons,
Jr., the American consul general at
Mexico City, who was killed at that
capital, was appointed consul gener.il
there April 19, 1904. He was from
New York. Parsons had formerly
served as consul at Aix La Chapelle,
having been appointed to that office
in 1SSS and continued until June 1,
VOTE CANAL MONEY.
Members of House Compromise on the
WASHINGTON An appropriation
of $11,000,000 was voted toward the
construction of the. Panama canal. The
amount was a compromise between the
$1G.500,000 carried in the bill under
consideration and an estimate of some
thing over $G.O00.000 recommended by
Mr. Williams the democratic leader, to
carry on the work until the middle of
January. Mr. Hepburn, in charge of
the bill, suggested that something like
$11,000,000 would carry on the work
BUFFALO BILL'S HCRSES
KILLED IN FRANCE
MARSEILLES, France All the
norses belonging to the wild west show
of Col. William F. Cody were killed
here. Although the government veter
inarians had certified that glanders
had been entirely eradicated from the
stud. Colonel Cody and his partner,
lames A. Bailey decided on this rad
ical measure in order to allay the
fears of the farmers regarding the
spread of the dscase. The saddles,
bridles and other articles of equip
ment, as well as the clothing of the
stablemen, were burned and the rail
road cars belonging to the Cody show
Seed Dealers Make a Protest.
WASHINGTONThirty of the lead
ing dealers of the country have sent
President Roosevelt a petition pro
testing against the free distribution
of seeds by members of congress, and
urging him to include in his message
a paragraph disapproving the present
practice and recommending that only
the intent of the original act authoriz
ing seed distribution be the future
policy. This intent, the petition says,
was that the seeds should be obtained
from remote corners of the earth for
Will Build Omaha Cut-off.
PORTLAND, Ore. A. H. Mohler,
vice president and general manager
of the Union Pacific announced the
letting of contracts for construction of
seventy miles of double track on the
Union Pacific line in Wyoming and
-thirty miles in Nebraska, the long
talked of Omaha cut-off. Kilpatrick
Bros. Collins was given the con
jtract The double track in Wyoming
will be. laid between Green River and
Lookout and between Hannock and
Point of Rocks and In Nebraska it
Will ran from Omaha to Valley.
MESSAGE IS READ.'
Members of Beth Houses Listen to tha
WASHINGTON President Roose
velt's message to congress received
the attention of the house for two
and a half hours. Its reading was lis
tened to with marked attention and at
its conclusion the document was ap
plauded. Prel'minary steps were taken
toward appropriating the needed emer
gency funds for the Panama canal,
and this matter will be the business
for Wednesday. Should unanimous
consent be refused for its considera
tion, a special rule from the commit
tee on rules will be available, which
will put the bill on its passage after
a limited period, for discussion.
The house received and ordered re
ferred to one of the regular election
committees a protest from the Fifth
Congressional district of Illinois stat
ing that Anthony Michalek, who was
yesterday sworn in as a member of
the house from that district is not a
citizen of tae United States. The
protest was presented by Mr. Rainey
of that state, who asked for considera
tion of the matter by a special com
mittee. This point was the only one
contested, it being suggested by Mr.
Mann that it was a matter for the
proper elections committee to consider
and his amendment to the effect was
adopted on a yea and nay vote.
Upon motion of Mr. Goldfogle of
New York a resolution was read ex
pressing the sympathy of the Ameri
can people for the distressed Russian
Jews. The resolution was ordered
printed in the Record and referred to
the committee on foreign affairs.
When the house met at noon there
was a full attendance of members
rresent and the galleries were com
fortably filled in anticipation of the
reading of the message of President
Representatives Humphreys (Miss.)
and Claud Kitchen (N. C.) presented
themselves and took the oath of office.
CET COGD SEATS
WASHINGTON All members of
the Nebraska delegation were present
at Uie opening of the opening of the
fifty-ninth congress. In the drawing
for seats in the house the Nebraskans
generally fared well in seeming loca
tions. The first to be seated was Rep
resentative Hinshaw, who drew an
allotment near the seat he formerly
occupied. He is surrounded by such
leaders as Delzell of Pennsylvania
Payne of New York, Hull or Iowa, and
ex-Speaker E. Warren Keife of Ohio
being among the last few members to
draw seats. Judge Kinkaid had the
misfortune to land in what is termea
"the Cherokee strip," which is on the
democratic side of the chamber.
ANNUAL CIVIL SERVICE REPORT
Several Changes in the Rules Will
WASHINGTON The twenty-sec-ond
annual report of the United
States civil service commission, con
tains a recommendation that congress
should authorize the collection of a
fee from applicants for examination
for the government service.
Should this authority be given the
report states that the commission wits
issue a manual giving such detailed
information regarding the examina
tions as will make it unnecessary fo:
the more intelligent applicants to make
special preparation for the examina
tion in some civil service school or in
stitute. The amount of the fee. it is
suggested should be a small one. The
argument in its favor is that it would
eliminate from the examination the
larger number of persons who take
them out of couriosity or to secure a
hicher rating on the eligible list
WAR COST JAPAN
LONDON The correspondent of
the Daily Teleeraph at Tokio sends a
dispatch outlining the provisions of
the Japanese budget. These include
the withdrawal of the army in Man
churia, at a cost of $190,000,000 and
gifts to soldiers and sailors approxi
mating $75 000.000. It is estimated
that the total expenditure called will
be $515,000,000 of which sum $400.
000.000 may be set down as the out
come of the war.
MATHEWS LOSES JOB.
United States Marshal for Nebraska is
WASHINGTON The president has
summarily removed from offie United
etates Marshal T. L. Mathews of the
district of Nebraska for alleged mis
conduct in connection with the ca.se
of Richards and Comstock. who were
recently convicted in that state of ill5--ally
fencing the public domain. The
sentence of the court was that the de
fendants should remain in the custody
of the'r counsel.
Four-Year Term Favored.
Bourke Cockran of New York intro
duced a joint resolution providing for
an amendment to the constitution
which will make it possible for mem
bers of the house to be elected for
Colonel Cody Appointed.
LONDON Colonel William F. Cody,
has been officially appointed instruct
or to the balloon companies of the
royal engineers of Aldershot.
WASHINGTON President Roose
velt has decided to appoint Harry J.
Bone United States attorney for the
district of Kansas to succeed John S.
Dean whose term will expire Decem
Expenditures on Canal.
WASHINGTON A summary of the
expenditures of the isthmian canal
commission in all departments to Sep
tember 30; 1905, was presented to the
house by Mr. Hepburn. The aggre
gate amount is S8.095.092
THE SPEAKER ABOUT TO
HOLIDAY ADJOURNMENT SOON
Panama Canal Emergency Appropria
tion in the Senate But Very Little
Legislation Looked for Before tha
WASHINGTON Speaker Cannon
will announce the committees of the
house Monday. This will practically
complete the organization of the popu
lar branch of the Fifty-ninth con
gress. The committees so appointed
will meet during the week for organi
zation, the appointment of subcom
mittees and the assignment to them
of pending measures. In due time the
subcommittees will report to the full
committees and they in turn to the
house. In this manner the wheels of
legislation will be started.
With the long session ahead, how
ever, no important results are expect
ed until after the holiday recess. The
appropriation committee, which per
haps has the heaviest task to per
form, will first consider either the
legislative or the District of Colum
bia bills, but the outlook is that neith
er of these measures will receive
committee attention before the holi
days. That there will be no lack of legis
lative propositions is indicated by the
5,963 bills which have already been
introduced in the house since the
opening of this session. Many of
these are known as private bills, af
fecting only individual interests.
It is usual to fix the holiday ad
journment for about December 21 to
allow members to reach their homes
for Christmas. While no date thus
far has been decided, this adjourn
ment is fully expected Thursday, De
The first important measure which
will receive the attention of the sen
ate will be the Panama canal emerg
ency appropriation bill, and its con
sideration will begin this week. Some
senators predict that it will become a
law before the close of the week, but
others have expressed the opinion that
final action will be deferred until the
week following. There will be no ef
fort to prevent the passage of the
bill in some shape, but there will be
some opposition to the proposed resto
ration of the $5,500,000 subtracted by
the house from the amount to be ap
propriated. Regardless of the sum,
the bill will be utilized as a basis for
the general discussion of the canal
question. It is expected that the de
bate will deal largely with the ques
tion as to whether the canal shall be
constructed on the sea level. There
is some conflict of opinion as to
whether the bill shall be referred to
the committee on appropriations or to
that on interoceanic canal.
The general expectation is there will
be comparatively little additional leg
islation before the Christmas holi
days. MORE MONEY NEEDED
TO RUN COVERNMENT
WASHINGTON A statement was
issued by the appropriations commit
tees of the senate and house sum
marizing the estimates for appropria
tions to be made at the present ses
sion of congress for the fiscal year
1907. The total for all purposes ag
gregates $S04,29C,415. These estimates
are greater than the appropriations
for the current year by $19,170,155.
The war department asks $S63,4G3 less
than was appropriated last year and
the rivers and harbors item, which
last year amounted to $18,181,875, is
omitted entirely this year. With these
exceptions every department of the
government has asked for more money
than the current appropriation.
Two Land Bills.
WASHINGTON At least two bills
providing for important changes in
the land laws will be introduced at
the apnroaching session of congress.
One will provide for the repeal of the
timber and stone act and the other
will make it possible for purely agri
culture land in Torest reserves to be
acquired by settlers under the home
A COPY OF RATE BILL.
It is Submitted by the Interstate Com
WASHINGTON The senate com
mittee on interstate commerce receiv
ed a copy of the rate bill prepared
by the interstate commerce commis
sion to be submitted to congress for
amendment to the interstate com
merce law The members of the com
mittee who were present at the ses
sion read the bill, but took no actipn
arvl adjourned until Friday. The bill
is very extensive, covering twenty
seven pages of typewritten sheets and
'.1 proposes to amend very materially
the present law.
Mickey renounces Boodlers.
MARSHATITOWN In the course
af an qddrpss on "Character Build
in?." delivered here. Gov. J. H. Mickey
of Nebraska was enthusiastically ap
plauded when referring to the graft
among men in high places of public
trust. He declared that certain sera
tors who had d'seraced the nation
ouzht to have the pood sens to resien
the'r positions He siid the had no
soloey to offer for injecting politics
into a rel'srious address because a
min's politics should be as clean as his
LINCOLN More than $20,000 less
than last yeir is to be distributed
among the several counties of the
state for the schools on the semi-annual
apportionment. (The amount
shown by the balances of the tem
porary school fund, as certified by
State Treasurer Mortensen to Super
intendent McBrien, is $263,411.85. The
earnings of the permarent school
funds of the school lands of the state
go to make up the temporary fund,
which is apportioned semi-annually to
the various f-jiim'es according to their
HAS PAID THE PENALTY.
Mrs. Mary Mabel Rogers Dies on the
WINDSOR, Vt. Mrs. Mary Mabel
Rorers was hanged at the Vermont
state prison at Windsor at 1:13 o'clock
Friday afternoon for the murder of
her husband. Marcus Rogers, at Ben
nington, August 13, 1902. Mrs. Rogers
was pronounced dead by the prison of
ficials at 1:27.
Only a comparatively few persons
witnessed the hanging, the number be
ing restricted to those permitted to at
tend by the laws of Vermont.
When the time for execution arriv
ed a few short steps brought Mrs.
Rogers to the stairs leading to the
scaffold. She declined assistance, and
unaided mounted steadily to the top,
stopping exactly upon the center of
the trap. She set down in a chair for
a moment, and when asked if she had
any final statement to make shook
her head negatively. To bind the con
demned woman with straps was the
work of a minute only. A large black
sack that was lying open upon the
trap was brought up about her body
and fastened around her neck, the
noose was adjuted by one of the dep
uties, and another deputy placed the
black cap upon her head. The next
step was the official announcement by
"Mary M. Rogers, I now proceed to
execute the sentence of the law, and
may God have mercy on your soul."
Hardly had the words been uttered
when the trap was sprung. It was
exactly 1:13 p. m. when the drop fell,
and the woman was officially pro
nounced dead at 1:27.
In the opinion of the attending phy
sician Mrs. Rogers' neck was not
broken and death was due to stran
gulation, although she was probably
unconscious from the fall of the drop.
CAVNASS OF SENATE
OH STATEHOOD BILL
WASHINGTON A canvass of the
senate to ascertain the sentiment re
garding a statehood bill indicates, says
Senator Beveridge, chairman of the
committee on territories, that a bill
will be passed this session with a
good majority. He thinks the measure
will be in the same form as reported
last session, which provided for the
admission of Oklahoma and Indian
territory as a state and New Mexico
ana Arizona as a state. A Dill con
taining these provisions has already
been introduced by Representative
Hamilton of Michigan, chairman of the
house committee on territories.
ANOTHER CRISIS IN RUSSIA.
Arrest of Workingmen's Leader Likely
to Precipitate a General Strike.
ST. PETERSBURG Another crisis
is at hand involving the indefinite pro
longation of the strike, the probable
immediate precipitation of a general
strike throughout Russia, and a pos
sible final struggle between the' gov
ernment and the proletariat.
This sudden change for the worse
i sthe result of the .shedding of the first
blood in the telegraph strike Sunday
afternoon almost simultaneously with
the action of M. Durnovo, minister of
the interior, in throwing down the
gauntlet to the labor organization by
irresting M. Krnstaleff, president of
the executive committee of the work
men's council, without warning.
A Great Show.
CHICAGO The annual Internation
al Live Stock Exposition to be held at
Chicago December ICth to 23rd will
be the largest show of its kind in the
world. If you are interested in the
live stock industry or a lover of pure
breeds of stock you cannot afford to
stay away. The Chicago, Milwaukee
& St. .Paul Ry. offer low rate round
trip tickets for this occasion on sale,
December ICth to 19th inclusive, good
to return until December 24th. Ask
the ticket agent or write to F. A. Nash.
General Western Agent, 1524 Farnam
Alice Gets Her Presents.
WASHINGTON The valuable pres
ents and relics of Miss Alice Roose
velt's trip to the orient were placed in
her possession on Friday. They ar
rived about five weeks ago, but were
given their turn in examination and
appraisement, which was concluded
yesterday. A messenger from the
White house paid the duty and today
a big express van brought the twenty
seven boxes to the White house. The
unpacking began immediately.
WASHINGTON Senator Newlands
introduced a resolution providing for
national incorporation of railroads. It
asks that the interstate commerce
commission be directed to frame a
bill and report it to congress, which
will prescribe the form of all matters
relating to capitalization, dividends,
taxation and pension system of rail
roads. The purpose is to avoid the con
flicting laws of the different states in
regard to incorporating.
Hepburn's Panama Bill.
Hepburn introduced a bill to amend
the Panama canal law so as to facil
'tate the sale of bonds and appropriat
ing $16,500,000 to be immediately
available for canal construction.
Fined Ten Thousand Dollars.
KANSAS CITY W. H. Thomas,
formerly a deputy United States mar
shall at Springfield, Mo., was fined
10.000 in the United States district
court for having falsified his expense
account with the government.
Message Meets Approval.
LONDON President Roosevelt's
message to congress met with approv
al today on the stock exchange. Amer
:cans opened active at prices varying
up to a point above parity. Other
markets participated in the general
strength and cheerfulness. Russians
were the feature, reaching 82 7-8.
Yellow Fever in Havana.
HAVANA Two new cases of
low fever were reported today,
victims are Spaniards
SENATOR IS DEAD
MITCHELL OF OREGON PASSES
AWAY AT PORTLAND.
DEATH FOLLOWS AN OPERATION
Deceased Has Four Teeth Extracted
and Slowly Succumbs From Effects
Thereof Governor Will Appoint His
Successor at Once.
PORTLAND, Ore., United States
Senator John H. Mitchell died at the
Good Samaritan hospital in this city
at 11:40 o'clock Friday, death resulting
from complications which followed the
removal of four teeth at a dental office
yesterday morning. A hemorrhage of
unusual severity followed the remov
al of the teeth and despite the appli
cation of the most powerful stytics
known to the dental science the flow
of blood could not be stayed. Pbysfc
cians were summoned to the dental
office, but the combined scientific
knowledge of the dentists and physi
cians could not stop the flow of blood.
The senator's condition soon became
alarming and it was decided to remove
him to the hospital. When he reached
the hospital he was in a very weak
condition and it became apparent that
unless the flow of blood was soon
stopped life would pass out.
Senator Mitchell had long been a
sufferer from diabetes and other vitiat
ing diseases and in his weakened phy
sical condition rapidly succumbed to
inevitable weakness following such
violent hemorrhages and lapsed into
a state orf semi-consciousness early in
Four physicians. Dr. A. J. Giesy,
Dr George W. Wilson, Dr. Emil Pohi
and Dr. James O. C. WMley. worked
over the senator and about 7 o'clock
last night temporarily stopped the
hemorrhage, but the relief was of but
short duration and again the blood be
gan to flow intermittently, continuing
during the evening and through the
night. At an early hour in the morn
ing a severe vomiting spell further
weakened the senator, and it became
more and more apparent that the end
was approaching. All during the night
saline solution was injected into the
veins to furnish more fluid for the cir
culatory system and to stimulate the
The diabetic coma Into which the
senator lased grew more and more
pronounced, despite the frequent use
of powerful stimulants, and only occa
sional evidences of a certain degree
of mental activity rewarded the untir
ing efforts of the physicians and nurses
in attendance. Several hours before
death the injection of saline solution
was discontinued and more powerful
heart stimulants resorted to, but with
no effect on the rapidly sinking man.
Gov. Chamberlain will appoint a
successor to Senator Mitchell within
NEBRASKA BILLS IN HOUSE.
Representative Hinshaw Introduces
Four of Importance.
Hinshaw introduced the following
bills: To provide for an appropria
tion of $125,000 for the erection of a
federal building at York during the
month of March every year; to provide
for the relief of settlers on the Otoe
Indian reservation in Gage county.
Neb., and Marshall county, Kas.; to
provide for the payment of medical
expenses of sick and enlisted men of
the army while absent from duty with
leave or on furlough.
TOGO WILL VISIT
THE UNITED STATES
SAN FRANCISCO Minister Gris
com America's diplomatic representa
tive at Tokio, who arrived here on
the Manchuria, confirmed the report
that Admiral Togo proposes to visit
foreign waters. He says that the ad
miral informed him of his intention
to take a Japanese fleet to England
and the United States next year. Ad
miral Togo proposes to go via the
Suez canal, but is undecided as to
what route he will take rturning
WANT LAND PROJECTS PUSHED.
Utah Delegation Has Conference With
WASHINGTON Two great public
projects were discussed with the pres
ident by Senators Smoot and Suther
land and Representative Howell of
Utah. The represented to the presi
dent that Strawberry reservoir re
claimation project in Utah, which is
desfgnated to reclaim 50,000 acres of
land in Utah county, had not been
completed because of the lack of
funds. The project already has cost
$1,700,000. The president encouraged
the delegation to believe that work on
the plant would be resumed shortly.
He referred the congressmen to the
secretary of the interior, and they will
confer with him about the details of
SIDNEY LOSES LAND OFFICE.
Business and Records Transferred to
WASHINGTON President Roose
velt on Friday abolished the land office
at Sidnej. Neb., and the affairs of this
office will hereafter be conducted by
Register George E. Piatt and Receiver
Elbridge Downs at North Platte. The
land officials at Sidney who are re
lieved by this order are Robert D.
Harris, register, and James L. Mcin
tosh, Jr., receiver.
DEPEW LEAVES EQUITABLE.
New York Senator Tenders Resigna
tion -as Director of Society.
NEW YORK The resignation of
United States Senator Chauncey M.
Depew as director of the Equitable
Life Assurance society was one of
the most interesting developments
Wednesday in the situation growing
out of the life insurance investigation.
The senator's resignation was ten
dered to President Paul Morton of the
Equitable society, in a brief note, in
which no reason for it was stated.
MONEY FOR CANAL.
House Discusses Bill Appropriating
WASHINGTON With an opportu
nitv for unlimited debate on the sub
ject of the Panama canal, the house
exhausted its oratory on that subject
in a session of four and three-quarters
hours Wednesday. The bill appropri
ating $16,000,000 for canal work,
which was the subject of discussion,
will be read for amendment and
placed on its final passage Thursday.
The feature of the debate was the
criticism indulged in by both republi
cans and democrats regarding the in
completeness of the statement of ex
penditures and estimates furnished by
the canal commission. Mr. Hepburn,
in charge of the bill, m? je some effort
to show that while detailed estimates
for such work offered by expert en
gineers who held responsible positions
and had been selected entirely because
of their fitness.
Bourke Cockran of New York took
decided exception to this attitude on
the part of Mr. Hepburn, applied it as
affecting all matters of appropriation
and arraigned it as decidedly the
wrong attitude of legislators. To en
force his argument he read the senti
ment of the president in his message
for economy and scrutiny of appropria
tions. The so-called "press agent" of
the canal commission was criticised
by several speakers and lack of defi
nite information as to the existence of
such a position was shown. The place
was declared to carry a salary of $10,
000 a year and some curiosity was
manifested to know what were its du
ties. THR "SQUAW MAN"
NOT AN INDIAN
WASHINGTON Justice Deuell has
rendered a decision affirming the de
cision of the district supreme court in
the case of Willis C. West against Sec
retary Hitchcock. West, having mar
ried an Indian woman, claimed that he
thereby became "by adoption" a mem
ber of the Choctaw tribe, to which the
woman belonged, and was entitled to
allotment of land in Indian territory.
The secretary denied West's applica
tion for allotment on the ground that
the alleged adoption had never re
ceived the approval of the interior de
partment. West then sought, by
mandamus proceedings, to compel the
secretary to recognize the adoption.
ASKS MEDAL FOR A CHINAMAN.
Consul Investigating Murders Discov
ers Native Hero.
HONG KONG Mail advices from
Lienchau, dated December 1, say that
the commission appointed to inquire
into the massacre of American mis
sionaries early in November has ex
amined thirty witnesses and that
twenty-five implicated persons, includ
ing a Buddhist monk, have been ar
rested. It is anticipated that three
of the ringleaders will be executed.
Searchers have been dispatched to Ho
nan to capture witnesses and others
who have run away from Lien chau.
The Chinese officials banqueted the
commissioners November 30.
The American consul. Julius G. Lay,
has thanked the authorities for their
kindness and hospitality to the mem
bers of the commission. Mr. Lay in
tends to recommend that a Carnegie
medal be awarded to a Chinaman who
rescued Miss Elda G. Patterson at the
imminent risk of his life.
DEMOCRATS GET TOGETHER.
Talk of Places to Be Filled by
Retirement of Cockrsll.
WASHINGTON The democratic
senators held a conference, at which
they authorized the democratic steer
ing committee to act for them in the
matter of filling vacancies on the sen
ate committee. Senator Teller was
designated as a member of the steer
ing committee to fill the vacancy
caused by the retirement of Senator
Cockrell. Senator Gorman was re
elected chairman of the democratic
caucus. Senator Blackburn vice chair
man and Senator Carmack secretary.
There was some discussion of a ru
mor that republicans would seek to
reduce the democratic representation
on committees, but it was stated that
republican members of the committee
on rnlrs had given assurance to the
CANAL BILL IN THE SENATE.
Emergency Measure Will Come Up for
WASHINGTON The emergency bill
ippropriating $11,000,000 for imme
diate use in the construction of the
"inama canal, will be taken up by the
senate on Monday. The discussion of
the measure probably will occupy three
or four days, following the lines of the
debate which occurred in the house.
It is expected that the senate will
-mend the $5,500,000 cut out by the
house, thus making a total appropria
tion of $16,500,000.
BERLIN A dispatch to the Tage
blatt from St. Peteresburg. dated yes
terday and received here today by way
of Eydtkuhnen, East Prussia, says
remicr Witte has given his resigna
tion to the emperor, who refused to
New Petroleum Company.
BERLIN A new petroleum cora
nany with a canital of $1,325,000 has
"een formed with the object of work
ing 10,000 acres of oil lands in Han
over and 6,000 acres In Galicia.
A Gift from Coloradoans.
WASHINGTON A gold heart was
presented to President Roosevelt, in
behalf of the people of Colorado, by
Representative Robert Bonynge of
Shot Father and Mother.
ALHAMBRA, III. Henry Linneman.
aged seventeen years, shot both his
ather and mother, with a shot gun.
'vounding each seriously, as the out
come of his efforts to protect his
mother from the alleged attack of hlr
POTENT POWER OF LAUGHTER.
:t Is the Most Glorious Gift of an All
Some strains of laughter, heard In
guileless youth, before care came to
us, seem caught in the web of mem
ory and will recur again and again in
the human heart, like the melody of a
long, that sounds up from childhood,
in the depths of one's being, says
Elizabeth Washington Wirt in the
New Orleans Times-Democrat. Who
-.vould be without the benison of laugh
tei? It is the glorious gift of an all
wise God and susceptible of infinite
culture. The first genuine music wo
learn should be tho gamut of laugh
ter; once learned it is never forgot
ten and aids materially In the forma
tion and discipline of character. Noth
ing more swiftly disarms convulsive
passion of anger than the gamut of
laughter. Try it the first time you
find yourself swayed by tumultous
anger. Anger arises from an Idea of
evil having been inflicted or threaten
ed and the moment you feel it surge
through you. like a breaker, my word
for it. take a deep breath and laugh
the gamut; it will completely subdue
the senseless storm. It is a great vic
tory that comes without blood. We
well remember when we first discov
ered the possession of a temper liko
lightning on a Damascus blade and
realized the only remedy to be in tho
strenuous cultivation of womanly
amiability. The first resolution was
self-discipline from morning until
night and a -vow to write down how
often anger conquered per annum.
After becoming a student cf music
seldom were we "filled with wrath."
HIS ORDER WAS ON THE WAY.
With That Assurance, the Diner Was
Willing to Wait.
Many a good story has been told of
"Father" Whittemore, the celebrated
Universaiist preacher of Cambridge,
but, so far as I know, the following
has never been in print. It was told
by his daughter to a member of my
Mr. WTiittemore went once to tho
restaurant then on the corner of Han
over and Court streets, and ordered
veal. He waited patiently till all his
neighbors had been served, even those
who had entered the restaurant after
him. At last he called the waiter and
asked him how soon his order would
"Right away, now, sir." was the re
ply; "they're just carving, sir."
"Just calving! Just calving!" echoed
Mr. Whittemore. "Well. I thought I
heard something bleat, but I hoped
my order was further along than
that!" And with a sign of resignation
he again settled himself back in his
chair for patient waiting. Boston Her
ald. Corsets Bad in Mills.
-A factory inspector was
through the weaye room of
mill. Most of the big, broad looms
were run ty young women trim, neat
young women, in tight corsets, who
seemed too pretty and frail to handle
those big machines in that heavy,
"These girls." said the inspector,
"would work better, more comfortably
and more healthfully if they had no
"I know," said the loom boss. "I
have often told them so. But "
And he made a gesture of despair.
"Vanity, eh?" said the inspector.
"Well, I visited some of Germany's
factory towns this summer, and over
there none of the women workers
wore corsets. They were not allowed
to. To wear them would have ben
to get fired. A good factory law for
us," he ended thoughtfully, "would be
one forbidding women to wear forsets,
The Deserted House.
Now battered i? the pat
And with a creak It twiners:
Fast crumbling is th gieat
Old house with gabled wings;
To all the Ivy clings
And hides the muu d and lust
That Timt the tyrant tilings:
The end of all is dust!
Here once did lovers prate.
Here, in the le'ifj springs
At dusk they lingered late
Intend on tender things;
Ah. aln hraginings!
Out of the fast a gust
Its mournful message flings:
The end of all is dust:
Oh. Irony of fate
Once more the blossomings
Above the path await
The sound of tunfd strings;
A bird Its raptuie sings
A little voice of trust;
Hark to the echolngs:
The end of all is dust!
Listen the death knell rings!
Some day for each It must
Trinccs and clowns and kings:
The end of all is dust!
Frank Dempster Sherman.
She Was a Prize.
They stood In the deep gray shad
ows of an autumn twilight.
"Darling." he whispered tenderly,
"last night I pressed your hand and
now I press your lips. Do you ap
"Indeed I do," replied the beauti
ful girl, "and after our marriage I
shall return it."
"In what way?"
"I will- press your coat."
With a wild thu'll of joy he pressed
her to his bosom.
Ccst of Turkish Harem.
The budget for the Turkish Sultan's
harem amounts to $13,000,000 a year.
Every one of the women who leave
the harem every year to get married,
receives a dowry of $37,000. There
are usually 300 inmates of the harem,
each of whom has ten maids, and a
carriage with four horses. The great
est ambition of courtiers and officials
is to have their daughters accepted
for the harem.
Power For Peruvian Railways.
Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable
lake in the world, is to be tapped for
electric power to run the Peruvian
railways and to supply a surplus suf
ficlent, it is believed, to enable Peru
to take a prominent place among the
Rise of Newspaper Man.
Lawrence H. Grahame, of New York
City, who has just been appointed
Commissioner of the Interior for Porto
Rico, was formerly a newspaper nan,
and last year was the secretary of -Jie
government commission for the Louisi
ana Purchase r--,.:.-
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