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EVENTS COVERING WIDE FIELD
Something of Congress, Political Gos
sip Here and There, and News and
Notes of General Character.
Currency legislation by the pres
ent congress seems Improbable.
The house passed the bill appropriating-
$1,500,000 for participation by
the United States in the international
exposition to be; held in Tokio, Japan,
In 1912. The bill lacks only the pres
ident's signature to make it a law.
An omnibus territories bill embrac
ing fifteen measures, favorably con
sidered by the committee, was passed
by the house Tuesday under suspen
sion of the rules. The various provi
sions of the bill deal exclusively with
legislation pertaining to the terri
tories. Passage by the house of the gen
eral deficiency appropriation bill, car
rying an appropriation of $17,368,572,
marked the completion by that body of
tbelast?of the groat supply measures
of the1 government; The bill, was put
through -under suspension of the rules,
with no time allowance for general
Nebraska members of the house
have arrayed themselves on the side
of the president as against Speaker
Senator Bulkely (Connecticut) spoke
in favor of the passage of his bill to
authorize the president to re-inlist the
negro soldiers of the Tyenty-fifth in
fantry, and declared that if possible
he would secure action on it.
Announcement is made that no riv
ers and harbors bill other than an
administrative measure will be passed
at this session of congress.
In the public building bill Iowa fares
very well. Davenport gets $60,000 for
improvements to its building; Council
Bluffs $05,000 for additional grounds
and improvements; Ottumwa, $165,000
and addition heretofore granted for a
new building; Fort Dodge, $130,000 for
improvements, extensions and repairs;
Estherville, $60,000 for a new building;
Ames, $60,000 for a building; LeMars,
Red Oak and Fort Madison, $10,000
each for a new site; Denison and Iowa
Falls, $7,500 each for new sites; Bur
lington and Mason City", $5,000 addi
tional each to complete their build
ings; Cedar Rapids, $10,000 addition
al to complete its building.
Mr. Bryan says the result in Penn
sylvania is a good argument for the
Senator Dolliver will make some
speeches in Iowa in the interest or
Judge Evans has resigned the chair
manship of the Missouri democratic
state committe because he is a candi
date for governor.
President Roosevelt has "taken no
tice" of the $2,000,000 public building
bill and may veto the measure.
Bryan carried the Alabama primary
over Johnson by three to one.
Pennsylvania democrats are divided
on the question of supporting Bryan.
California democrats to the Denver
convention are instructed to vote as a
unit for Bryan.
Secretary Taft announced the
terms of the agreement he reached
with the. Panama government on his
recent visit there, which, it is believed,
if carried into effect, will guarantee
the absolute integrity of the elections
to be held in July.
Tammany Hall will be represented
at the democratic convention at Den
ver by a delegation 650 strong. All
arrangements for the journey have
The democratic territorial conven
tion of Hawaii instructed delegates to
Denver for Bryan.
Washington state demands split up
on the liquor question.
Milwaukee democrats will stop in
-Lincoln on their way to Denver.
Complete returns thus far received
from the primary Indicate that Wil
liam J. Bryan will be supported by the
Alabama delegation to the national
convention at Denver.
In the New Jersey prohibition state
convention Dr. Day criticised Pres
ident Roosevelt for drinking in pub
lic, Secrtary Taft for saying that pro
hibition would not solve the liquor
question and Mr. Bryan for remaining
silent on the subject
The war department has issued or
ders for summer maneuvers of the
Twenty peasants were hanged for
agrarian disturbances in Russia.
Presbyterian general assembly dis
cussed the reports of the committees
on evangelism and Sabbath observ
ance. Resolutions were passed con
demning all secular work and sports
; No bill to modify the power of the
federal courts in injunctions will be
passed at this session of congress. It
was so decided by republican confer
ence. The Allagheny bank failure is a bad
one, shortages appearing to grow
heavier day by day. w
Eastern wool consumers favor the
Omaha wool warket.
Six deaths are laid at the door of
James Brimmlngstall, under arrest at
Dowagiac, Mich., two murders being
John Wrede, aged 53 years, a sa
loon keeper at South Omaha; was shot
and mortally wounded by two" men J
Intending robbery of his saloon.
Thirty-five thousand coal miners of
Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma and Ar
kansas; members of the United Mine
Workers of America, who have been
on strike since March 1 last have re
turned to work.
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Senator. JUtttesMed Jin the jji-
irorce'suitrTjrought'brMatf E. Wood,
denying marriage or promise of mar-.
The divorcacae'otMae CWood
against Senator Plattvwas called for
trial-in a New. York-court; ' i.
Tha mm nt Van WnndB aeainst
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Senator Piatt was dismissed ana me
woman sent to the tombs for perjury.
The Washington state democratic
convention adopted a resolution de
claring for the submission to the vot
ers of a constitutional amendment for
bidding the sale and manufacture of
St Louis has been-granted authority
by the United States supreme court
to tax corporations for occupation of
Burlington and Union Pacific tax
commissioners told the state board
that their lines are assessed too high
More than fifty persons were killed
in a Belgian railroad wreck when
Missouri is to be for Mr. Bryan in
the Denver convention first, last and
all the time."
Secretary Metcalf has detailed Ad
miral Robley D. Evans, late commander-in-chief
of the Atlantic fleet, to duty
with the general board of the navy,
which has to do with the preparation
of plans for naval campaigns for use
in time of war.'
Attorney General Bonaparte has
written the circuit judges of the dis
trict of Philadelphia asking for a quick'
hearing of a test suit of the com
modities clause of the new rate.
Omaha ministers are up in arms
against Sunday baseball.
Evelyn Thaw is said to be .in a
mood to drop her suit to annul the
marriage with Harry Thaw.
Mr. Bryan got the endorsement' of
Michigan democrats, but fell down, in
the Keystone state.
Governor Brooks of Wyoming sajs
there is no doubt but what ihe east
ern buyers are taking advantage of
wool growers and offering lov prices
for the clip because the growers are
in debt for sheep bought last till.
The outlook is not encouraging for
any financial legislation the present
congress. Senators and reprerenta-,
tives are wide apart.
William A. Martin, sole survive r of
the John Brown jury, is visiting in
Washingtaon. His home is at Eela-'
plaine, Va. He is 77 years old.
Rev. S. A. Coffman, a Methodist
clergyman of Fremont, W. Va., kill'd
his wife while suffering froma fit if
temporary insanity, as he claims no?.,
Ernest S. Kenison, who killed Sail'
D. Cox at Minatare, was sentenced to
twenty-three years in the penitentiar; I
by Judge Grimes. This is KenisonTs
second trial. He was sentenced to
twenty-four years in the former trial.
The New York stock market con
tinues to show an upward tendency
with an increase in the volume of
In a boarding stable fire at Omaha'
seventeen horses perishedl t
Senator Heyburn started a filibuster
against the conference report en
the homestead bill, which would allow
a settler 320 acres of' any?non-irrig-able
Louis C. Coufal has been appointed
postmaster at Abie, Butler , county,
Xeb., vice F. J. Reh, resigned.
The fire loss at the Omaha, packing
plant is about $500,000.
A resume of the present session of
congress elicits the interesting fact
that there were more important ques
tions presented to and discussed by
congress on which the public gener
ally or sections or casses demanded
actionthan ever before in its history.
Representative Norris of Nebraska
has been the recipient of many con
gratulations on the part of his col
leagues of the house for the able and
impartial manner in which he presid
ed over the republican caucus on two
The house refused to concur in the
conference report on the postoflice
bill because of the ship subsidy sec
tion and passed the campaign public
ity bill with an amendment decreas
ing representation of southern states.
Senator Brown and Representative
Norris presented to the president in
the strongest possible manner the
name of William M. Geddes of Grand
Island for one of the commissioner
ships to the Tokio exposition.
Senator Newland endeavored to get
the bill appointing an inland water
way commission before the senate.
Mr. Burkett, of Nebraska, objected to
its consideration in advance of the
house building bill. Mr. Newlands
insisted upon his motion, and it was
voted down almost unanimously.
Senator Rayner made an appeal to
the senate for a vote on his resolu
tion requesting and requiring the
president to appoint a court of in-,
quiry to Investigate the charges
against Col. William F. Stewart, coast
artillery, stationed at Fort Grant.
George W. Berge, it is understood,
will enter the gubernatorial race' in
Secretary Taft has returned from
Panama and is pleased with progress
being made there.
Old officials of. the International Ty
pographical union .have all been re
Mr. Bryan says that the people will
demand 3 government hank unless de
posits are. secured.
Rear Admiral Hemphill and the oth
er officers of the visiting American
squadron are shown much attention
by the Japanese officials at- Tokio. I
The various functions in their honor
approximate in importance a public
Mayor Dahlman and Comptroller
Lobeck (democrats), both of Omaha,
have launched gubernatorial booms In
The jury returned a verdict of murd
er in the second degree against Keni
son for the killing of Sam D. Cox at.
Thousands of people continually visit
1 Laporte, Ind., to look over the Gunness J
farm where so many people were lured
Julius C. Burrows oV Michigan was
selected by republican national com-1
mittee for temporary rfcairman of the 1
J national convent!?
THIRTY-SEVEN DEALT WITH BY
LARGEST IN TWENTY YEARS
Gains in Arbitration 'Recorded as Dis
trict Victories for American
Washington. With little discussion
' and less publicity, the United States
senate has. at this session placed its
approval of thirty-6eveh treaties
more in number if not in importance
than had been ratified during the twen
ty years preceding. In making effect
ive so many agreements with the na
tions, international advancement has
been made along three distinct lines.
Twelve nations have agreed by treaty
with the United States to arbitrate
future disputes, which is taken to
mean nothing less than that the world
has now been established on the plan
The foundation for continued friend
ly procedure In adjusting questions
with the Orient is believed to be con
tained in the treaties with and ..the le
gislation in respect to Japan, to which
is added the friendly visit of the fleet
to that part of the world.
A basis of settlement has been ar
rived at' with Great Britain, by which
longstanding questions between Cana
da, and the United States are assured
of satisfactory adjustment..
To these important accomplish
ments, directed throughout by Secre
tary Root, may be addeda number of
lesser magnitude. The territory avail
able as asylum for the fugitive from
justice has been further restricted
through extradiction treaties with
Spain, Portugal. Urugay and San Mar
tino, while naturalization treaties have
been concluded with Peru, Salvador
The gain for arbitration is regarded
as a distinct victory for American
diplomacy, initiated by the instructions
to the American delegates to The
Hague conference. The result so far Is
approval of general arbitration treaties
with Great Britain, Japan, France,
Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Mexico, Por
tugal, the Netherlands, Sweden and
Denmark. Besides the general arbi--tr&tion
treaties eleven of the interna
tional treaties resulting from The
Hague conference were approved. They
include these subjects: Recovery of
contract debts, opening of hostilities,
lawB and customs of war on land,
fights and duties of neutral powers;
submarine contact mines, bombard-,
ment of naval forces, naval war and
the Geneva convention, right of cap
ture in naval war, discharging pro
jectiles from balloons and the final act
of the peace conference.
As to the orient the important ac
complishment is the bringing of Japan
Into the group of nations committed to
arbitration. Besides this are the con
ventions with that country which
guarantee in Korea and China protec
tion for inventions, trade marks and
President Signs Bills.
Washington President Roosevelt
has signed the bills providing for the
participation of this country in the
exposition to be held in Tokio in 1912;
the legislative, executive and judicial
appropriation bill, and a bill author
izing the extension of the street rail
ways of this city to the new Union
Mrs. Eddy's Son in Jail.
Deadwood, S. D. George Washing
ton Glover, son of Mrs," Mary Baker G.
Eddy, came to town from Lead. An
hour later a policeman hunted him
up and told him to remove his frac
tious horse to a livery stable. Glover
declined. An alteration ensued and
the officer placed him under arrest.
Night Riders Miss Baby.
Ripley, O. Night riders destroyed
the tobacco beds of Walter Hook, six
miles from Ripley. Hook fired at the
men and in return they riddled his
house with bullets. One bullet came
within two inches of hitting the Hook
Alcohol Decimates Paris.
Paris After devoting' two years of
study to the question of death due to
alcohol, directly or indirectly, Mr. Fer
net of the French Academy of Medi
cine announces that S3 per cent of all
deaths in Paris are from use of alco
CONGRESS TO ADJOURN SOON.
Both Houses Shaping" Business to End
Session This Week.
Washington Both the senate and
house will devote their best efforts
to so shaping their affairs as to bring
about an adjournment at the earliest
time possible 'during the present week
and as a consequence whatever is
done will be in the nature of com
pleting work already begun.
Vote to Return to Work.
Cleveland, O. By a vote of 640
against 611 the striking street railway
conductors and motormen decided to
return to work as "new men." The re
.sult of the vote, which was taken
Sunday, was not announced until mid
night. The vote is in accord with the
demands of the Municipal Traction
company upon this point At midnight
the non-union men now at work run
ning the company's cars began to vote
on the question of whether they would
submit their claims of seniority to ar
bitration. Seven-Inch Rainfall.
Austin, Tex. A terrific wind and
rain storm swept Texas from the
Panhandle to the gulf early Sunday.
The destruction to crops and vegeta
tion, trees and shrubbery was the
.greatest reported in years.
Destruction by Flood.
For Worth, Tex. Seven people are
known, to be dead, 5,000 homeless, a
dozen or more are reported to have
been killed at Fort Worth-and North
Fort Worth, as a result of the greatest 1
rise in the history of the Trinity river.
NEBRASKA NEWS AND NOTES.!
Items of Greater or Lessee 'Import
v tance Over, the; State. "
Seventeen horses perished arit
boanlirij stable nreiri Omaha. '
George W. Berge of Lincoln has d-
clared his candidacjrfor the governor
ship. ; I - ,
A, very,.- heavy rain, amounting al
most toi'k cloudburst occurred at.
The Kearney Country club is now
assured, 120 members -havingTieen
secured and about $6,000 having been
Harry Gibson, a colored waiter on
the. Union Pacific road, was shot and
seriously hurt wnile resisting arrest
at Grand Island.
Norfolk has decided to send one or
more1 delegates to the state convention
of good government organizations, to
be held in Hastings June 4. '
Bert Taylor, the Minden fiend who
assaulted his sister-in-law, from the
effects of which she has since died,
has not been apprehended, although
he was heard of in Oklahoma.
"Rev. Frederick W. Leavitt has
been elected principal of Franklin
academy. Mr. Leavitt is pastor of
Plymouth church at. Omaha, and a
member of the advisory board of Con
gregational churches in Nebraska.
The Burlington railroad, at the sug
- gestion of the railway commission, has,,
reduced coal rates from Wyoming to
Colorado to meet the rates secured by
the commission before the Interstate
Commerce commission on the Union
Sixty-four loaded freight cars ' be
hind a giant mogul made up the first
regujar train which went over the new
Lane cut-off of the Union Pacific, after
which the regular through passenger
and through freight trains were sent
over the road.
Attorney Frank Ransom, acting for.
the Union Stock Yards company, filed,
a brief in the supreme court asking
for a rehearing in the suit instituted
by the state which resulted in a deci
sion holding that the stock yards is a
common carrier, subject to the control
of the railway commission.
Mrs. Koberg, the Madison county
farmers' wife who took her children to
Cincinnati some time ago and then
disappeared, has not been found. Mr.
Korberg, who has now gone east again
in an effort to discover the fate of his
wife, believes that she took her own
life during a fit of insanity.
The District court of Rock county
was in session for two days, engaged
in the trial of Carl Pettijohn, on the
charge of burglary, and at the conclusion-
of the trial a verdict of guilty
was rendered and Judge Harrington
sentenced the defendant to a term of
six years in the penitentiary.
Someone entered the store of Sut
phin & Dale at Xehawka and stole
$40 from the safe. The money was
left by a workman with the firm for
safe keeping. The safe door was ajar
"in the morning and the firm is not
sure whether it was locked or not the
night before. Nothing was -taken but
The body of James M. Wood, who
died as the result of un accident at
Des Moines, la., recently was brought
to Nebraska City for burial. Mr.
Woods was one of the pioneer resi
dents of that city and went from there
to Rapid City, S. D., where he pros
pered and became quite wealthy and
was mayor of the town twice.
Reports from the eastern wool mar
kets show that the movement started
by Wyoming wool growers and
Omaha capitalists to hold the 1908
clip for better prices is becoming
general throughout the country and
shipments to the east during the week
ending May 15 were about half what
they were during a corresponding
week last year.
After practicing medicine for fifty
one years Dr. T. G. Bracking, now 76
years old, of Norfolk, is engaged in a
dispute with the State Board of Health
over his present right to practice.- He
has been arrested for not holding a
state certificate. He claims his col
lege degree entitles him to the certi
ficate. The state board insists he
must take an examination.
At Pattsmouth Harry Van Fleet
stabbed Albert Brissey in the back and
killed him. The evidence brought out
before the coroner's jury showed that
Brissey came to his death by having
a butcher-knife stuck Into his back by
Harry Vanfleet accidentally. Vanfleet
was sharpening the knife and Brissey
backed through the door and the
knife entered his back and penetrated
Washington dispatch: Representa
tive Pollard said that he had received
letters from the county boards of Lan
caster, Cass and Pawnee counties,
asking the services of a government
road engineer for consultation as to
improvement of roads. He hopes to
receive communications from other
counties in his district, indicating a
wish for the consultive advice of the
expert who will go to the state. "Any
counties outside my district," said Mr.
Pollard, "will be able to secure the
same service, by addressing their own
Another national bank is to be es
tablished at University Place, near
Lincoln, which will bear the name of
the-City National. This will make the
third hank for the city two having
been established with the last three
When Zyra Van Pelt, a senior in the
kavelock High school,- was sitting on
the balustrade in the balcony of the
First Christian church at Havelock,
teaching a Sunday school class, she
lost her balance and fell. She landed
among the members of the young
men's class and was painfuly bruised.
She fell eight feet
Articles of incorporation have been
filed with the secretary of state by the
Corn Belt Shredder company of Beat
rice. The capital stock amounts to
In the district court of Gage county
Judge Pemberton handed down his de
cision in the, case of Bishop Bonacum
against the heirs of the Lynch estate.
He sustained the demurrer filed by the
defendants, ruling against the Lincoln
bishop. The court ruled it had no
jurisdiction in the case and that the
petition of .the plaintiff did not state
facts sufficient to constitute a caase
of action in his favor.
IHE STATE IV
MATTERS OFMNTERSST TO ALL
WIWDBP OF RATE HEARINGS
No Further Presentation" Unlesa-Rail-way
Commission Ask .for a Sup
. plemental Hearing.
',1,, Reduction of Freights.
The general hearing on the proposi
tion of a reduction of freight rates in'
Nebraska has closed and no further
presentcon will take place unless the
raiway commission asks for a sup
plemental hearing. The railway em
ployes are yet to be heard. Talk3
.were made, by, C. EL. Spens, general
freight agent bfthe Burlington lines
west, General Solicitor J. E. Kelbr of
the same road. Freight Traffic Man
ager J. A. Munroe of the Union Paci
fic, and General Solicitor N. H.
Loomls of the Union Pacific. The
road' men allege that the commission
must base rates in Nebraska only on
business beginning and ending in the
state, and must not consider traffic
through the state, beginning in the
state and ending outside, or originat
ing outside the state and terminating
within the state. After this is done,
according to the railway attorneys,:
who quote .the Wisconsin Railway,:
commission as authority, 80 per "cent,
of the value of the lines and. equip-'
ment. in the state must be taken as
the basis for dividend earning; 80-per
cent of the equipment having .been
found necessary to carry purely, .state
trafilc. Mr. Kelby said the Burlington
earns only 2 per cent on ltsr taxable
value in Nebraska on state business,
and Mr. Munroe said the Union Pa
cific earns only 1 per cent on Nebras
General Freight Agent Spens con
fined his talk to the difference in
conditions between Iowa and Nebras
ka is about 50 per cent of the density
of traffic in Iowa, and that the cost of
carrying decreases with the increase
of density of trafilc. He said he did
not blame the shippers of Nebraska
for comparing Nebraska and Iowa
rates, but he thought when they un
derstood the conditions they would
understand the matter.
Light on Railroad Values.
T. A. Polleys, tax commissioner of
the Chicago, St. Paul. Minneapolis &
Omaha railway company who spoke
before the State Board of assessment,
appeared to be boosting for a raise
in the assessed valuation of other rail
roads in Nebraska or to be looking out
for an assessed valuation that may be
uted before the railway commission as
an argument for leave to increase
freight rates. He showed the board
how it 'might increase the valuation
of his own road from $42,500 a mile
in Nebraska to $47,000. and then he
talked an hour or two to show the
board that really $05,000 was about
right. The board of assessment last
year valued all railroads' in the state
at an average of $44,440 :t mile, ut
Mr. Polleys gave a computation show
ing how it might be $46,000 a mile.
Corn for Omaha Show.
The National Corn commission
which is planning for a large repre
sentation cf Nebraska corn at the
show to be held at Omaha, December
10 to 19, met here last week to com
plete arrangements for the growing
and exhibition of corn. William
Ernst of Tecumseh, Dean Burnett o?
the agricultural college, Secretary W.
R. -Mellor of the state board of agri
culture, and members cf the commu
tes were present. Secretary E. G.
Montgomery of the national exhibi
tion and William James of Dorches
ter were in attendance.
State University Commencement.
Members of the senior class of the
state university have chosen Charles
A. Towne of New York as their com
mencement orator, and he has ac
cepted the invitation. The alumni
orator is to be G. W. Gerwig of Al
legheny. Pa. The annual concert of
the school of music will be held on
the evening of June 6. On Sunday,
June 7, Chancellor E. Benjamin An
drews will deliver the baccalaureate
sermon. The Phi Beta Kappa orator
will be Chancellor G. E. McLean or
the University of Iowa. As the class
play, the senior class will present
"The Three Musketeers" on June 9.
June 10 will be alumni day.
Objection to Cut in Rates.
C. C. Wright of the Northwestern
spoke before the railway commission
and asserted that his road could not
stand a reduction of class lates; that
it is now making only 2.2 per cent on
its valuation, and during the nine
months of the enforcement of the
Aldrich bill made only 4.4 per
cent on all business in Nebraska, and
for the banner year ending June, 1907,
made 6.07 per cent on state and in
Board of Trade.
A quiet effort is now being made
board Qf tr&de or commercia, exchange
in Lincoln and there is talk of erect
ing a large office building to serve as
a beard of trade, a club bouse and an
office building. The Commercial club
has now about $7,000 subscribed on a
building fund, for which at least $25,
000 will be needed. If the board of
trade project Is sucessfu the grain
and lumber interests would undoubt
edly join the Commercial club in
erecting the building.
New Secretary Chosen.
Christopher Schaviand of Madison
was the unanimous choice of the
State Board of Assessment for secre
tary. The election occurcd en the
first ballot. Mr. Schaviand was born
in Norway and is 41 years of age. He
served eight years in the office of
clerk of the district court of Madison
county, four years as county treas
urer and seven years as secretary of
a building and loan association. The
salary is $1,600 a year. The board
will begin work at once "on the assess
ment of railroad property in this state.
DEFENDER OF PORT ARTHUR
NOW A BROKEN MAN.
Lom of Uniform His Greatest Humili
ation .Watches from Window
Winter Palace Where He Once
Was an Honored Guest.
St Petersburg. An. American news
paper correspondent recently.waa per
mitted to interview Gen. Stoessel, the
defender of Port Arthur, in prison.
Here is what he writes:
Two cold blue eyes examined me
through a tiny wicket in the door, and
a rough voice said:
"What do you want?"
"I wish to see Gen. Stoessel," I, an
swered. "Have you permission?" said the
"Here is my ticket," I said, pro
ducing a card on which it was stated
that the commander of the fortress of
St. Peter and St. Paul had the honor
to accord me leave to see the "noble
The gate in the high stone wall was
opened and a soldier appeared. He
then showed the way to the reception
room in one of the buildings in the
We had not long to wait for Stoes
sel. Punctually at one o'clock he
came into the room. He was dressed
in a black frock coat, his voice was
weak and he looked older and more
wrinkled than when he was on trial
a few months ago. He is now a brok
en man who realizes that he has lost
in the game of life.
'Oh, yes, one can live here, and in
.sufficient comfort," he replied to our
inquiries about his life, "but it is a
vegetable existence. More than any
thing I feel the loss of my uniform.
For 40 years I have worn the dress
of an officer and now I am not allowed
to put on the coat of a common sol
dier or to use a military cap."
"How does your excellence spend
the day?" I asked.
"It begins very early for St. Peters
burg,' he replied, "at nine o'clock they
bring the samovar and I take tea.
The authorities do not provide bread
and we have to provide that for our
selves. After a light breakfast I dress
and go out for a walk in the little gar
den. At one o'clock I and the other
officers imprisoned in the fortress dine
together and after the meal I always
And my wife waiting to see me. We
have a right to receive friends only
once a week, but the czar has ac
corded me the special privilege to see
my dear wife every day. She re
mains until three o'clock and is not
permitted to stay longer. When she
is gone I stroll in the garden for a lit
tle and then I settle down to work.
I am writing my memoirs."
"Perhaps you will allow me to see
your room," I said. "I fiave special
permission from the governor to do
"Certainly," replied Stoessel, "but I
warn you it is not very imposing."
We crossed the courtyard together,
entered another building and were
soon in a vaulted apartment, furnished
with great simplicity. There was a
little bed, a square table, a cupboard
and, behind a screen, a wash-stand
and two comfortable armchairs. The
lapping of the waters of the Neva
could be heard on the stone walls, a
monotonous, plaintive sound, half sad
and half soothing. Through the barred
windows a glorious view could be seen.
Far across the broad expanse of the
river stood out in the bright sunshine
the winter palace.
"I have often been there to see the
emperor; I have dined there and
years ago danced at the court balls.
I never expected to see it day by day
from a prison window."
Stoessel sighed as he looked sadly
towards the palace and then, turning
to me, said: "There is only one beau
tiful thing here, the church. I love to
go there and stand near the tombs of
the czars while the choir is singing
the praises of the Lord and of the Vir
gin. That rests and comforts me. In
my heart I know -that I did what I
considered best for my country, but a
scapegoat had to be found for the
sins of the army during the war and
I suffer for many."
The heavy door was suddenly
thrown open and a harsh voice said:
"Your guest must go."
"Come and see me again,' said my
unhappy host, and I left him still gaz
ing at the palace across the Neva.
Small Incomes in Germany.
Of the 1,125,000 persons in Berlin
who support themselves or themselves
and families, only 58,611, or less than
5 per cent, have incomes of $714
or more a year. About 1,066,000 have
less than that amount, and more than
half of these even less than $214 a
Lipton Spent Much Money.
It has become known that the three
attempts made by Sir Thomas Lipton
to capture the America's cup. the in
trinsic value of which is about $250,
have cost him $500,000 for yachts
RESrOltO Wt PE4HWVA,
Catanh Twenlfl-five Years
Had a Bad Cough.
Miss Sophia Kittlesen, Evanston,
Illinois. U. S. A., writes:
4,I have been troubled with catarrh
for nearly twenty-five years and have
tried many cures for it, but obtained
very little help.
"Then my brother advised me to try
Pernna, and I did.
"My health was very poor at the time
I began takinjr Peruna. My throat was
verv sore and I had a bad cough.
'Peruna Mas cured me. The chronic
catarrh is gone and my health is very
"I recommend Peruna to all my
friends who are troubled as I was."
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"Something hard to beat,
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Take Hall's Family nils for constipation.
The Little Things.
"Tou shouldn't," the doctor ad
vised, "permit yourself to be worried
by little things."
"Good heavens." replied the pa
tient, "I wouldn't if I could help It,
but how is a man who has married
a widow with six children going to
get around it?"
Eating Cocoanut-Custard Pie.
Everybody praises Cocoanut-Custard pte
If It's made rlsht. but a soggy pie vrfll
spoil the entire meal. Grocers are now
sellinjc "OUR-PIE." each 10-cent package
containing just the proper ingredients for
two pies. Get the Custard for Cocoanut
Custard pies. "Put up by D-Zerta. Food
Co., Rochester, N. Y."
When death, the great reconciler,
has come, it is never our tenderness
that we repent of, but our severity.
If You Have Common Sore Eyes,
if lines blur or run together, vou need
PETTirS EYE SALV& 23c! All drug
gists or Howard Bros., Buffalo, N. Y.
The man who is after results Isnt
always particular as to the means.
Smokers appreciate the quality value of
Lewis' Single Binder cigar. Your dealer
or Lewis' Factor-, Peoria, 111.
The fairest of all things fair on
earth Is virtue. Shakespeare.
appeal to the Well-Informed in every
walk of life and are essential to permanent
success and creditable standing. Acccr
ingly, it is not claimed that Syrup of Figs
and Elixir of Senna is the only remedy of
known value, but one of many reasons
why it is the best of personal and family
laxatives is the fact that it cleanses,
sweetens and relieves the internal organs
on which it acts without any debilitating
after effects and without having to increase
the quantity from time to time.
It acts pleasantly and naturally and
truly as a laxative, and its component
parts are known to and approved, by
physicians, as it is free from all objection
able substances. To get its beneficial -effects
always purchase the genuine
manufactured by the California Fig Syrup
Co., only, and for sale by all leading drug
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