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TITE OMAHA DAILY BEE: MONDAY, FEBRUARY 17.
SO FEARS FOR REVENUE BILL
7anar of Wir Tax Rtdnclioa RsrardSd
a Fort(at Cosoliiiaa.
HOUSE MAY TAKE UP WHEELER SPEECH
Aall-Anarrhy Hill Promlifi o Hairs
Important Part of ne Pro
reedlasia Darlaar laa
WASHINGTON, Feb. 1. Tha coming
reek promises to be one of unusual ac
tlrlty to the house of representative. Be
ginning tomorrow the- war revenue reduc
tion bill will be taken up, with two days
for debate and a stringent special rule
bringing the bill to a vote at S p. . on
Tuesday, without Intervening motion to re
commit amendments other than those of a
verbal character, la proposed by the com
mittee. At the outset there promises to be a
pirlted contest on the adoption of the spe
cial rule, as the minority will protest
gainst the cutting off of amendments and
the motion to recommit. There la little
doubt, however, that the rule will be
adopted. When the debate proper begins
there will be hardly mora than three hours
en each aide. Tbla time will ba given to
the members of the ways and means com
mittee, who In turn will apportion It among
their colleagues. The passage of the bill
la a foregone conclusion, as the minority
members aa well as the majority favor it,
(be only difference being as to the amount
of reduction and the extent to which tariff
chsnxes should go.
Aside from the tariff Issue It would be no
surprise If the eenaatlona! speech of Rep
resentative Wheeler of Kentucky on Prince
Henry's visit and other foreign matters
figures in the discussion, as much feeling
has been aroused by the speech.
The Indian appropriation bill will be
taken upon Wednesday with two other ap
propriation bills, the diplomatic and con
sular, the poetofflce in reserve. 1 Chairman
Sherman of the Indian affairs committee
expects to occupy two or three days, so
that the other appropriation bills probably
will go over until the following week. Tn
that case private claims will get some con
sideration the latter part of the week.
There are several important measures
of general legislation now ready for con
sideration. Including the antl-anarcby bill
and the Pacific cable bill. The Intention,
however, Is not to consider these general
measures so long as any appropriation bills
remain unacted upon.
Besides the work on the floor of the
house it is expected that the coming, week
may see some progress in the ways and
means committee on the subject of Cuban
reciprocity, which waa deferred until after
the war revenue reduction bill had been
DANISH TREATY COMES FIRST
Dar la the
WASHINGTON, Feb. 16. The greater
part of Monday will be devoted by the
aenate to an effort to ratify the treaty with
Denmark for the cession of the Danish
West Indies. This proceeding will be in
executive session and there Is no certainty
as to whether the day will be sufficient
for the purpose or not. Thus fsr there
has been no marked evidence of opposition
to the treaty, but Benator Bacon has in
dicated a purpose of offering an amend
ment to the agreement and of discussing
It to some extent. What further discussion
may develop remains to be aeen.
If the consideration ot the treaty ia not
concluded on Monday ita final disposition
probably will be postponed tor several
days, as Benator Lodge haa agreed to aide
track the Philippine bill only for the one
day. With reference to the Philippine
hill It Is altogether probable that a vote
will be reached during the latter part of
the week. The democrats have . been In
conference on the subject and have reached
the conclusion that they will be able to
conclude the presentation of their' oppo
attlon to the bill in a few more speeches.
An agreement fixing a time to vote Is likely
to be reached on Tuesday and the Indica
tions are that next Friday or Saturday
will be named aa the day tor deciding the'1
fate ot the bill. There are a few set
apeeches yet to be delivered on the bill,
hut most of them will be brief.
By unanimous consent the census bill
will be disposed of after ths Danish treaty
and before the debate on the Philippine
bill la taken. It ia expected a vote will
ha reached on the census bill after a little
more debate. . ,
DELEGATES AT THE CHURCHES
Wotnaa laffraga Coaveatloaera Take
Part la Relltoas Services
at Capital. .
WASHINGTON. Feb. 1. Religious serv
ices at the First Presbyterian church, under
the auspleea ot the Woman'a Suffrage asso
ciation, were attended by many ot the mem
bers thlr afternoon. They were conducted
by Rev. Anna Gsrlsn Spencer ot Provl
donee. R. I . assisted by Rev. Olympia
Brown of Wisconsin and Rev. Anna Shaw
of Philadelphia. The aermon was preached
by Rev. Spencer.
Tonight at a conference at the Rlggs
house the general subject of how conserva
tive church women may be reached waa dis
cussed. Ths conference waa conducted bv
Laura De Merrllte ot Maine, and the speak
ers Included: Mrs- Sarah M. Perklna of
Ohio, Misa Laura Clay ot Kentucky, Rev,
Anna H. Shaw, Mrs. Thomas of Portland,
Me.; Misa Bseds ot Mains, Prof. Theodosle
G. Amnions ot Colorado and Mrs. Clara Be
wick Colby. .
TO REDUCE REPRESENTATION
Daaaktan of Aanerlcaa Revolatloa
Plaa Maty Ckaagfi la Cob
WASHINGTON. Feb. 1. The eleventh
continental congress of the Daughters ot
the American Revolution will begin hsrs
tomorrow and continue throughout the
A number ot important matters are to
corns up for consideration. One ot the Im
portant questions la how the large repre
sentation in the congress may be advan
tageously reduced. Fifteen amendments te
the constitution and three to the by-laws
are to be discussed and an editor and bust
ness manager for the magailne are to be
elected. Since the last congress 1.640
women have been admitted, making the
total membership of the eoclety nearly 40,
000. The president general. Mrs. Cornell
Cole Fairbanks, wife ot Senator Fairbanka
of Indiana, will preside.
Schley tiaes to Jew York.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 1. Admiral and
Mrs. Schley will leave here tomorrow morn
Ing for a visit of a few days te friends In
New York City. They will return to asn
Jaaaaeae at i aarlestea.
CHARLESTON. S. C. Feb. !. Tn
Japanese minister. Kogoro Tskalahira. and
wife arrived at gumniervll'.e today from
Washington, and will visit the eiDosltloa
Strategy of the Blanket Pony
In the old days when your Vncle Samuel
wae trying to catch Sioux Indiana with in-
fantry, just the same aa John Bull ia now
hunting Boers, Bill Burton was an aged .
captain in a regiment of foot. He waa, aa
I have said, up In years, and It took a good
bit of belting to go round his middle. He
had Intelligence enough, aa the result of
many years of soldiering, to know that
General Walkaheap, who waa lh command,
wasn't likely to catch any Indians when
the Indiana did not want to be caught. Al-
most every day, though, the Sioux used to
select favorable spots from which advan-
tage tbey potted at the plodding soldiers,
and were gone on their rushing nonles be-
fore they could be brought to seriousness,
Far out from the sides of the wagon train
plodded the dough-boya In extended order,
with loaded rifles, eagerly scanning every
cut-bank and aagebush Held for an Indian
jack-in-the-box. Old General Walkaheap,
as we will call htm, waa a tremendously
energetic man, grown old In war, with
quite too much confidence in the legs of
men. Fighting files was very exasperating
to him. Bo day by day, Including Sundays,
he followed his long jaw into the heart of
the Sioux buffalo range, leaving white signs .
many hundred mile In hia rear. The angry
red men redoubled their efforts to arrest
his progress they yelled and they circled, awake. They made very deltcate work for
potted and volleyed, and tbey burned the the pickets in the darkness, also for the
dry grass ahead of him, but they never officer of the guard who had to go stum
rode over hla thin blue line to the sugar bllng about In the gloom. All of this ex
and coffee vans, which rattled and creaked asperated the men, and particularly the
between. That waa not their way, . which
waa unfortunate for them. They knew
that the dismounted soldiers cu!d not mu
awsy and that they ould dte desperately,
The flour and coffee were too dear for the
Well, out in the van rode the general,
grim and determined, quite forgetful of
men's lega in his purpose to come to close
quarters, or to at least occupy the heart
of their bunting range. Captain Bill Bur-
ton had water blisters on his feet, his can-
teen wns alwaya dry and he longed for a
day'a let-up, so he might wash, shave and
lie quietly on his back with hla pipe In hia
mouth "Inviting his soul."
"There are those Indiana now," he aald
to his trusty lieutenant, Dick Van Nick.
"Steady, men! Close up your intervals.
Don't fire! Let them come closer."
Down through the dry washes sped the
warriors hovering hawklike, veering before
the steady rifles and away. Again the dusty
blue line stepped forward.
Captain Burton and General Walkaheap
had. In times gone by, but not forgotten,
had their personal differences and they were
by no meana admirers of each other. They
seldom came nearer than they officially bad
"If the old man would stop a day or ao
once a month these Indians might give us
an infantry ngnt. We travel so fsst they
can't make np their minds what to do,"
remarked the vinegary Burton to Van Nick,
"Yes," replied Van Nick with a deep
sign, "say, uncle Bill, I wonder tr angels
have big leather armchairs to sit in? That
would pretty near fill my Idea of heaven."
"Blow the angels, Dick. If I could only
be a major and ride a horse, that would do."
"Well, anyhow, Uncle Bill," spoko Dick,
wuau in iuiu ubuip wo uin ur imio
wp, wnue me otner leiiowa are as ory as
meir oeit piaiea. wnatr.
"Yes. yes, my son if only our fellows
uuu t svfc vuiv ua. i& tuer uv uur w uionj
wm iasi iiae tne irianmana pretty a n
vju ma sian oi me expedition against ins
nostue .Indians or tne nonnwest tne oia
general hsd, with Intent to free his losded
wagona from useless litter, ordered all the
whisky left behind. He had made the of-
Beers cache their personal belongings, only
allowing each one as much as he could
hold out in hla right hand. But Burton
and Van Nick had bought a blanket pony,
which did not intrench on the government
transportation, and had more bedding than
would otherwise have been possible. At
least that was. the natural theory, when aa
matter of fact In the blanket panniers
were two large jugs of rare rye . whisky,
carefully packed and swaddled. The column
SHIPWRECKED CREW SAFE
Master' Frederick J. Toole aad Mea
Arrive at Saa Fraa
elseo. SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 1. The crew
and Master Frederick J. Toole of the
British bark Savernoke, which waa wrecked
In the Society Inlands In November, arrived
here today from Tahiti, on the ateamer
Zealand la, after ' an unusual experience.
Savernoke was bound froaa this port to the
channel for orders, went ashore November
14 on the Isle ot Clement Tonnere of the
Pomotu group of the Society Islands.
Captain Toole and the crew, eighteen in
number, remained by the wreck a month In
the hope of sighting aome passing vessels.
December IS, Captain Toole and two of the
crew started In 'a small boat for Manga
Reva, 300 miles away, for assistance. There
waa no help at Manga Reva and Captain
Toole determined to start for Papeete. 1.200
mllea away, but the French commandant
refused to let him go to aea In the email
On January 10 a trading schooner put In
at . Manga Reva and offered to take the
crew ot the Savernoke to Papeete tor 1,200
French dollars. While tbey were negotiat
ing over the terms the gunboat Zelee came
In the harbor with the crew ot the Saver
noke. After Captain Toole left the wreck
It appeara that the crew waited for hla re
turn until January S, on which date the
mate and three of the crew left the Island
for Papeete. They were picked up by the
schooner Maurice 200 miles from Papeete
and takea to their destination, where t
Zelee was found. The Zelee returned for
the crew and went to Manga Reva for Cap
tain Toole. Ths reunited crew was then
taken to Papeete, arriving there Jaunary 1.
ONE OF HIND00 TWINS DIES
arrives aeparatlea Oae Week Other
later la Maklac Goo '
PARIS. Feb. 16. The Hindoo twin named
Dordlca. which waa aeparated from Radlca
by an operation February t, died suddenly
this morning at 7 o'clock In convulsions, due
to the advanced atage ot the tuberculosis
from which she suffered.
The twins appeared to Improve during
last week and passed their time playing
happily with toys. Ths death of Dordlca
has been concealed from Radlca, who ia
making excellent progress.
Deaa Farrar Falls from Stall.
LONDON. Feb. 16. During a service tn
Canterbury cathedral yesterday Dean Far
rar fell from a atall and austalnsd bad
scalp wound. He la, however, progressing
Blfht Peraoas Killed.
NAPLES. ' Feb. 16. It Is reported that
eight persons were .killed by the collapse
of two maoalons tn the Via Oalderarl. Sev
eral bodies have been extricated from the
Theasaada Killed by Farthejeake.
BERLIN, Feb. 16. It . Is . reported here
from Bsku. Traascaucasla, that thousands
X persona vera killed by Ua earthquake In
had not toiled many days before our
worthtea became aware that they were the
only people In the camp who bad any of
the encouraging medicine. The blanket
pony was tied behind a wagon by day and at
evening halta the captain and lieutenant
personally unpacked him.
They had by almost superhuman shrewd-
ness and painstaking care managed to con-
ceal the fact that they had a "nightcap"
and an ' eye-opener" at the respective
times each day. There were occasional
rumors among their comrades In arms to
the effect that Captain Bill and his trusted
Bunkle smelled of the "old thing." but
they dissembled and denied. Many weary
leagues lay between their canltlnas of rye
and a further supply, so they did not blame
themselves for the selfish protection of
their' possession. Two jugs were enough
for them personally, but among so many
officers, if It were known, they would soon
Along through the buffalo grass and the
gray sage tramped the soldiers bearded
and dusty and bored.. Far out on the plains
they could see at times their wolfish fol-
lowing, but they did not come near enough
to give them the relaxation of a fight. At
night, to be sure, they came to shoot Into
the campa and wagons, keeping the men
old general, whose ideas of war had been
gathered at such places as Chapultepeo and
the Death Eagle. He longed to get at
them; he yearned for contact with these
desert hawks, and he pressed them as hard
aa his men could leg It or his mules be
whacked along, but to no purpose. He left
ambuscades for them which they never
fell Into. He hunted them In the darkness
and the rain; but they were hunters them-
aelvea. It became utterly discouraging, ao
he - mentally gave It up and juat marched,
He ceased to be Interested In his own
Everyone else felt the same way. Every-
one had ceased to expect that the regiment
would get any credit out of thla cheerless
war, and one day Van Nick said to Uncle
Billy: "It doea seem kind of low-down of
us to husband that rum when we could use
It in the Interest of the regiment don't It,
"What do you mean, Dick? You don't
dream of springing It on the fellows?"
on, no, captain, that Isn t my idea; my
Idea is to use it strategically."
"Use whisky strategically?"
"Yes give it to the Indians. It might
make them light.
"Ho, ho! I see. Tbat'a not a bad Idea;
but how? It's against orders to have it
with us at all."
Dirk thought a while and, future general
that ha waa to be, finally proposed that
aome day when they were tn camp and well
prepared they should drive the blsnket pony
out wnere the Indians could get him and
rely on the whisky to make the warriors
brave. So their campaign waa arranged,
not without misgivings as to the posslblll-
tlea of so sudden a conjunction ot red men
and red liquor. It might be a powerful
cuiuuiukiiou or a weaa one, out experience
or tne past aaia yes. , Shortly the train
maae a oay a resting nait. The mulea had
come In from grating and were safe within
iu wagvu wrrat. wvii uui on eacn tour
siaes oi tne camp lay a Dana lion ol in-
fantry deployed loaded and tired of the
uiuiuuour wuicn loeir Burning eoemiee en-
Out to the north, on aome low bluffs not
600 yards away, a considerable body of war-
riora were squatting beside their ponies.
observing the camp. They had no deelre
to come nearer; keeping watch they could
both aee and understand. Being all ready
and the time propitious, Uncle Billy Burton
and hla lieutenant led the poor old blanket
pony outside the line of soldiers.
"Where the are you going with that
pony. Burton?" sang out one of a group
of officers who sat playing poker on the
"Oh, I am going to exercise htm. He
the Ehamaka district and that the towns
and villages for twenty verata around Sha
maka suffered severely.
Bnlaarlaaa Promise Treable.
LONDON. Feb. 17. Cabling from C6n
atantlnople, the correspondent of the Dally
Chronicle declares tha Bulgarians are
planning an uprising in Macedonia during
the coming spring and that they are en
deavoring to persuade the Greeks to join
them. . '
Ko Revolatloa at La Gnayra.
WILLEMSTAD, Island of Curacao, Feb.
16. The German cruisers Veneta and Falka
and the Dutch cruiser Utrecht left La
Ouayra today. The report ot revolutionary
disturbancea at La Ouayra are without
Object to Baak Asreesseat.
SHANGHAI, Feb. 1. It Is reported here
from a Chinese source that the United
States objects not to the Manchurlao eon
venton, but to the proposed agreement be
tween China and the Ruaso-Chlnese bank.
STUDENT TAKES HIS LIFE
Reaves Kate SaylBa Re ta a Fallare,
hat Gives Km Rea- -
ANN ARBOR. Mich., Feb. 16. Albert O.
Klein of Chicago, a atudent la the Univer
sity of Michigan, committed suicide early
today by taking prusalo acid. Thla la the
second suicide among ths university atu
denta within the laat two weeks.
No reason Is known for Klein's act. He
left a note saying hla life waa a failure, but
giving no reason why. Klein waa a good
atudent and stood well In hla classes. He
waa apparently happy at all times. Of
late he has been troubled slightly with In
somnia and haa also had several light at
tache of malaria, but hla general health
haa been good. He arose early today and
after taking a bath, swallowed the poison
which he had no trouble .In securing, as
he waa a chemist.
STRIKERS GO BACK TO WORK
Fall ta Obtaia Caaeessleas froaa
Baltimore Okie Seata-
CINCINNATI, Feb. 16. The large shops
of the Baltimore Ohio Southwestern rail
way at Washington, Ind., which have been
closed for three weeka on account of a
strike, Inaugurated because the company
discharged about thirty laborers for whom
It waa claimed thsre was no longer any
work, will be reopened thla week. .
; There were employed la these shops for
merly about 600 men, the most of them
skilled workmen, but It aeema doubtful If
the full force will be reinstated at once.
No further explanations were given out,
but It la understood that not the slightest
concession wss made to the men.
Dixie Still Saewbeead.
CHARIjOTTE. N. C, Feb. 18. Another
snow storm began In this city early this
morning and siill continues. The weather
bureau says the snow of Friday was aix
teen Inches, the deepest on record here.
Railroad ached ulea are badly deangsO.
don't get work enough," responded our
merry strategist with a wink.
The game stopped. Some soldier lark
ahead possibly. They might be amused,
The two officers borrowed rifles and belts
aa they passed through the line. Leading
the loaded pony, they msrehed forth toward
the row of grotesque figures sitting on the
bluffs. When thla curious .trio had ad-
vanced 160 yards the warrlora out In the
distance began to gird and mount. Neither
did they understand. .The troops had never
so manouvered before. Was It a talk which
waa wanted, were the soldiers sick of the
long-drawn game or was It aome deep-
teated thoughtfulnees? The Indians did not
make It out. Neither did the waiting
troops. They had never before aeen two
men leading a simple pony out Into the
open between two forces bent on each
other's destruction. It waa not In th-
books; It had never been told around the
With the alert willingness to take ad-
vantage of the chances, the Sioux quirted
and kicked their ponies Into a proper state
of anticipation of the game. The regulars
aat tip. spread their faces cheerfully and
fingered their rifle sights up to the possible
distances. 8teadlly the officers advanced on
their cvrlous adventure.
"Bay, Uncle Bill, I think wo bad better
atop; when they come we won't have much
the beet of a race back to the lines."
"All right I think we are about right;
but, Dick,. I don t want tils whisky to oome
back on us. It won't do ua a bit of
So4 and may do ua harm If the general
8"e, onto It, and the boys would never let
ua hear . the last . of it. No, wait. Get
your horseshoes ready. Tie them on. but
h'd up his tall, and for sake, Dick,
don't get him started the wrong" way or we
Lieutenant Van Nick proceeded quickly
to tie a string of muleshoea, which he had
atrung on aome "whang" leather, to the
blanket pony's tall. He wove It In tight
and strong. Meanwhile the anxious Sioux
had begun to i circle and hover In their
blrd-of-prey fashion, confident of their mo-
"Hurry up, Dick I The d whelps will
come soon. They will scare the pony back
Into the lines.".
"All right, uncle I have him fixed. Are
.' Tes turn .him loose." .
This waa one of those battles that had
been thought out before It was begun, which
seldom happena outside books. . It was the '
soldier Ideal the real military Ideal; it was
That the boys at West Point had studied
when tbey tried their simple strategy on the
academy staff, that being. In cadet theory,
the way to apply talent. The captain had
the thin old calico pony, loaded with his
two panniers, turned toward the enemy.
Dick raised the consecrated animal's tall
and made a quirk pass under It; he dropped
the same suddenly; the -string of mule-
shoes mattered about the hocks: with his
rifle he gave the beast a big whack and fired
a cartridge over its back. The blanket
pony'a memories of patient treatment were
all forgotten in thla audden movement of
hla ganglions. He made off toward the
Turning toward their lines, the two offl-
cers rsn for It only looking back occa-
atonally to see what the blanket pony waa
uoing. - tie naa run away aoout 100 yards,
hut, upon seeing the charging Indian line.
had stopped.- , '
" Keep Between tDeinonv and our Una an
they, won't shoot " called out the lieutenant.
inis xney aia. me una Held Ita fire and
the Indians rounded. out the pony and bore
" away. t
uoraing among their comrades, they
were greeted with amazement. "What the
are you aoingr Burton, you must
"They certainly did get our pony." said
"Why didn't you He down and let ua fire
over you?" waa asked; but the pony strata-
gists snea no light and walked away to
speculate in quiet.
Again tne soldiers lay down In groups
THIRTEEN YOUTHS CONVICTED)
All Poind Gallty of Same Marder aad
Get Penitentiary Sen
BRISTOL, Tenn., Feb. 16. Thirteen
young men have been oonvlcted of the mur
der of Jack Osborne In Russell county, Vir
ginia, last Christmas, and sentenced to the
King, John, Wilson and Thomas Rhea,
all brother, were sentenced to eighteen
years each; Charles and Ban Ball, brothers,
sixteen years each; Walter and Joseph
Hess, brothers, sixteen yeara each; James,
Green and Thomas Ball, brothers, five years
each; James Puckett, five years; Job!
Henry Hess, a brother of Walter and Joseph
Hess, one year.
SALOON MEN FIGHT A DUEL
James Blakely at Joseph Is
Fatally Shot Cease of Troahle
ST. JOSEPH, Mo., ' Feb. 16. James
Blakely, a well-known saloon man of thla
city, waa fatally ahot to a duel here today
with James Williamson, another saloon pro
prietor. The cause of the duel remains a
mystery- Williamson is under arrest, but
will give the policemen no Information oa
the cauae of the fight.
Fatal kidney and .bladder troubles can
always be prevented by the uso of Foley's
PEXSIOXB FOR WESTERN VETERANS.
War Sarvlvora Remembered by the
WASHINGTON. Feb. 16. (Special.) The
following western pensions have bsen
Isiiue ot January 80: , ,
Nebraska: Original Jamee Galley, Hick
man. 6: Martin Herpolshelmer (war with
Spain). Lincoln. IJ0. Increase. Restoration.
Helaaue, fctc Jacob U. Eddy. Soldiers'
Home, Grand Island, 112.
Iowa: Original Samuel Parkhlll. Stgour
ney, : James Q. Jones. Soldiers' Home,
Marshalltown. IS. Orlxlnal, War with Knaln
Robert Heed, Athelatan, 112: William
Oleason. Webster City. Alfred Fenne,
Hows. 16. Increase. Restoration, Relsnue,
Etc. Samuel H. F. Wilson. Pleanant Orove.
112; David II. Rutter, Prescott, 117; Myron
K. Rowe, Iowa City. 18; Joelah D. McVay.
ljike Cltv. Austin 8. Houck, Bedford,
$17; Oreenbury D. True, Eddyvtlle, 112: John
A. Warner, Iowa Cltv. 18; John J. Taylor
(deceased I. Maurice, 111 Original Widows
Amelia Joy (special accrued February Si,
Colorado: Original. War with Bpaln
James K. Denham, Florence, 18. Increase,
Restoration, Keisaue, Etc. John Cochran,
Montana: Original Robert Blakely. Al
bright, tn. Increase. Restoration, Kulssue,
Etc. Andrew J. Esllck. Kaliapell. 110; John
M. Myers, l.'bel. IS: James K. Francis,
Cascade, $. Original Widows Minnie
Bpursem (special accrued February i).
Haiena. tS. '
Repreaeatatlve Shepatard Sick.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 16. Representative
John Sheppard of Texarkana. Tex. la
critically 111 at his apartments here. He
wss tsken down with an attack of heart
failure and kidney trouble early today and
waa unconscious during the remainder of
the day. Mrs. Sheppard waa summoned to
Washington thla afternoon. .
ton la Collier
along the line and the poker game was re-
sunied amid wild conjecturea aa to Bill
Burton's aanlty. They could see a possible
joke In giving up the old pony, though why
sacrifice all those blankets, now that wln-
ter was approaching? But mostly they
gave it up.
The Indians had gone( out of sight beyond
the bluffs. "It won't tske long before we
will see what our combination of reds will
produce. Chemically apeaklng, we ought
to get a wild acrap In twenty minutes or
a half hour," speculated Van Nick,
"See, Bill looking at the horlion through
hla glasses. Ouess he's making medicine
for the lost bronc," observed a poVer player.
Time passed, when suddenly Captain Bill
took down his glasses. "They are com-
Ing, Dick," and he ran forward. "Atten-
tlonl Get ready! Now we'll have the
fight of our lives, boys. Make no mistake,
now tbey are coming home this time!" be
The line sprang to Ita kneea: the officers
drew their awords and stood to their places,
Down the bluff and over the plain came the
wild, charging line of warriors sclntlllat-
Ing bright reds and yellowa and whites
revolvers and rifles going in the air their
shrill "yips'1 even reaching at tbla dls
tance, and the ponlea beating madly. Now
and then a warrior fell from hia pony, and
yet not a shot bad been fired,
"Ready! aim! fire!" The gray lead
aped; the blue smoke eddied out along the
grass. "Load! ready! aim! fire!" and
again aped the deadly Volley. Faintly
through the smoke the soldiers saw the
swift line come. In fierce nervousness they
picked at their belta, threw up and down
the breech-blocks and poured It In. Ponies
lay kicking all along behind the Indian
squadron, but on they came. Many soldiers
jammed their bayoneta into the sockets,
many clubbed their rifles, and aome lay fiat
on the ground.
"They are coming home!" waa yelled In
the captain's ear aa he threw himself on
the ground. The beating crowd of pontes
rode over the skirmish line, but it did not
fire or atop. The soldiers punched and
belted with their guns. Warrlora reeled
and rolled like aacka of flour along the
ground. There were many riderless ponies.
These continued on, while the mounted ones
were twisted and turned about In aimless
fashion to renew the attack. Warriors
were aeen to roll about on the ponies'
backs, some were hanging on by an eyelid.
others had their arms around their ponies'
necks, not seeking to control them. The
soldiers ran to catch them, but found the
Indiana not inclined to resist. They saw
othera sitting on the grass waving their
arms aimlessly. They stopped to regard
them wonderingly. The entire absence of
offenslveness on the part of the reds was
slowly understood, until men began to call.
"They are drunk!" "They are all drunk!
and then they pulled what few were left
from their ponies and aat on their chests.
As things began to clear It waa aeen that
there were no casualties amnnr the sol
dlera and the people were amaxed to see
Burton and Van Nick slapping their thighs
and each other'a backs, while tbey roared
and screamed with laughter. The others,
comprehending, began to howl, until the
whole battalion, ao lately grim before
death, yelled in happy chorus.
"Bay, Bill, why didn't you give ua a drop
before you got rid of that whisky, you old
"Well., bovs vou a-ot a flrht .nA
better than a drink 1n't it? vn.. fii.
wouM kirk anvmsv
The eenerel rm ..ni. ., ..
staring at hla successor, but did not under.
stand the laughter. "What waa on that
pony, captain?" he demanded at last.
"That was a medicine pony, general he
was loaded with the Great Spirit." returned
our strategist with cheerful innocence.
The general rode away smiling. The men
walked out. gathered up the drunk and
wounded and the empty blanket pony, shot
the downed horses and congratulated each
other on the good fortunes of the S'teentn
Foot, which would get ample credit, even If
u waa accomplished by "shrewdness and
force and by deeds undone."
MO"' diamonds a myth.
Preclona Stones Found There Were
Probably White Sapphires.
Dr. David T. Day, chief of the division
of mineral resources of the United States
geological survey, :tates that the latest
definite Information from Togo Gulch, Fer
gus county, Mont., received by the geolog
ical survey Is that '-he recent alleged dis
covery of diamonds In that region waa In
correct. -. t'l read a press dispatch a short time
ago,", aald Dr. Day to a Washington Post
rsporter, "to the effect that diamonds had
been discovered in the northern central part
ot Montana, and that many people were
flocking to that region. I have been In
direct communication with George F. Kunx.
Tiffany's famoua diamond expert and co
laborer with me In the division of mineral
resources of the United States geological
survey, alnce thla reported diamond dis
covery .was made publlo, and he has re
ceived Information from Montana which
makes It quite probable that the supposed
dlamonda are neither more nor less than
white sapphires, which, are plentiful In
that region. There are also found In Mon
tana aapphirea ot varloua hues besides ths
pure white, such as the yellow, brown,
steel-colored, greenish blue and blue sap
phires, which are equal to If not more
beautiful than the Ceylon aapphires.
"It may be of Interest to know that
there were more precious stones and pearla
Imported Into the United States, mors sold
and more precious stones found here during
the year Just past than any prevloua year
In our history. The only authentic in
atancea of tho discovery of enuine dia
monds In the United States during tha
year 1901 are three In number. Tba largest
ot these diamonds waa discovered by a
farmer while panning for gold on a tribu
tary ot Gold creek. In Morgan county, In
diana. This waa an octahedral diamond
pt four and one-half carats. I am Informed
by Bute Geologist Blatchley of that stats
that several other diamonds havs been
found In ths same locality.
"These finds resemble those of 1890 on
Plum creek, Wisconsin. They are, glacial.
evidently of the first ice Invasion. In ths
southern states are reported a diamond ot
one and thlrteen-tlxteenths carats, found
tn the vicinity of Knoxville, Tenn., and aa
other of four and one-fourth varata In
Shelby county, Alabama, making three new
finds of dlamonda In the United States for
the year 1901.
. "A povel and attractive gem stone which
la becoming tashtonsbls has recently been
brought forward under the name of 'em
erald matrix.' It waa found In the em
erald deposit of Big Crabtree mountain
Nona Carolina, this stone la cut en
eabochon, showing sections of one or more
emerald crystals on the top and aides ot
tha polished stone.
"Turquoise was actively mined for dur
ing the past year, and It la a question of
time how much output the market will
stand. The turquoise mining industry is
certainly oa the Increase In the United
States. There are at least six companies
actively engsged in mining this beautiful
atone at present. Some of these com
paalea claim that thtlr gams never change
color or fade.' j
BIG DEALINGS IN LONDON
ita African Mora Ieavilj aid Raids
FreJics Iotarastaid Aaxisty.
TOBACCO COMPANr HAS OPPOSITION
Prospectus lasaed by Imperial tas
ters, Which Is Received Favor
ably by Financiers Dlseoaat
1ONDON. Feb. 1. Rands were still the
center of Interest as well as the center of
anxiety during the last week for those
who were Inclined to take a pessimistic
view of the outlook on the Stock exchange.
the settlement waa an arduous task, es
pecially In the mining section, where the
accounts of neveral over-rash speculators
This checked, although it aia not stop.
the phenomenal aambic now going on
In South Africans. The magnitude of recent
dealings is Indicated by the fact that ot
elEht leadina mlnlnar Mocks alone 3S.iH0.000
shares ranged through the clearing house.
une enect or ine nimcun sememem wn
to prevent the development of much new
business, still the general tone was good
and the outlook was cheerful, at least for
the proresHlnnals. The rate ot discount
have been steady anil the accumulation of
big balances scarce on the open market.
However, thn low dlsinunt rates at Merlin
and Vienna continue to send considerable
continental money here, no ixinoon ohii
look with euulnamltv at the prospect oi
gold being shipped to New York. The
Anglo-Japanese treaty was well received
at financial hands and" foreign securities
generally were higher. Americans Improved
somewhat, principally the transcontinental
railroad lines, consiaeranie inmrrfi i
manifested in the New York traction situa
tion and many persons are waiting to see
that situation elucidated before making
The lone nromlsed Imperial Tonacco com
pany haa been floated. The financial critics
generally approve the maneup oi us pros
pectus, which seems to Indicate the confi
dence of the promoters of the company In
their Inability to sueceastuiiy ngm ine
American tobacco corporation. It Is said
that on the basis of the revenue of the
constituent companies for some years past
the present combine could lose 70.Oi
profit annually before 'touching the divi
dends of the preference stock.
Home rails are enjoying a mild brtom on
th- strength of announcement of successful
re u Its from experiments conducted by the
Oreat i'orthern with a new steam valve,
aald to reduce the coal consump
tion of locomotives by almost 10 per cent.
EXPECTS AN ACTIVE MARKET
Henry Clews Forecasts Good Business
Rased on Prosperity of West
NEW YORK, Feb. 18. (Speclal.)-Henry
Clews, head of the banking house of Henry
Clews & Co., in his weekly review ot Wall
street, says: '
There is every evidence of strong Inside
support being given the market ana prices
have, shown greater strength In conse
quence. For weeks past it has been an
open secret that the big leaders were com
mitted to the bull side of the market, and
were simply awaiting favorable conditions
for assuming the Initiative. Unquestionably
the situation is mora favorable to their
operations than at any time since last sum
mer's advance. Since then the market has
withstood all sorts of hard knocks. The
Northern Pacific, crisis, the failure of the
corn crop, the death of President McKlnlev
and other untoward events have all had
their effect in checking speculation on the
Stock exchange. 8uch a aeries of heavy
disasters In ordinary times would have
precipitated a panic of the sharpest charac
ter; that they did not do so Is emphatic
proof of the general soundness of the finan
cial situation. These difficulties have im
posed a test to the market that leaves It
In a much stronger position than would
have been the case had the rise gone on
without Interruption. I was among those
who would have liked to have seen prices
touch a lower level tn order to broaden the
market and Invite fresh buying. This, how
ever, It persistently refused to do. A good
deal of quiet liquidation has taken place
since last July, which has been very pain
ful to over-enthuslastlc operators tor the
rise, but leaves the situation under stronger
and better control. Weak holders have
been pretty thoroughly eliminated and the
stubborn reslste-nee to bear attacks has
completely suppressed nil aggressiveness
from that quarter. The technical situation
therefore lends Itself readily to upward
manipulation. Let ua see what the condi
tions are outside of the Stock exchange.
A potent factor In the general business
and financial situation, and one which
must enter Into- calculations for the fu
ture, ia the gradual recovery of the Euro-
Sean markets from prolonged depression,
light recessions from high-water mark are,
as I have before noted, to be seen here and
there, but the recovery of Europe means
Increased demands for products, of which
our merchants will not be slow to take full
advantage. Slackening of demand at home
promises to be well offset by increasing
orders from abroad. The figures promul-
f rated by the bureau of statistics at Wssh
ngton. placing the wealth of .he country
at over 180,000,000,000. with-a relative public
debt of only 1.4 per cent, are such as to
well nigh forbid pessimism. The United
Kingdom, our nearest follower, appears
with an approximate wealth ot I59.0d0.000.000
and a relative public debt of 6 per pent.
Such a comparison la not one to discourage
the American people, and In our purview
of the general situation we must not allow
the little clouds or mists often temporary
setbacks to dim our vision of such power
ful and fundamental forces. Another ele
ment of encouragement In the general situ
ation lies In the very appreciable Increases
during the rlnst few months of gold produc
tion in Boutn Arncs. ira riiuru m
thlnff nuf the normal buddIv would
strengthen the markets of the world and
even the present ratio of Increase ought to
ease the demands for gold upon this coun
try, especially as recent events strongly
Indicate the likelihood of a final termination
of the Boer war within a reasonable time.
Some attention has been given to the re
markable expansion of loans during the
past few weeks, as tnese are out oi an
proportion to ordinary mercantile demands
the only conclusion Is that these loans
mean preparations for Important financial
operations of some kind. Just what these
are it is Impossible to say. There are
abundant rumors of Important deals In
contemplation, but nothing definite has yet
been made public. No doubt much of the
confidence with which stocks are held at
first hands Is due . to Inside Knowledge oi
what is going on. The outlook, however,
! for eaav monev until preparations are in
order for the April settlements. Those who
are financing tnese oeais are noi imeiy
to permit any serious disturbance ' In the
money market which might interfere. The
railroad situation remains satisfactory,
earnings continuing to exceed last year a
large figures In spite of corn crop damage
and Interruption to traffic from bad
weather. The mercantile outlook is also
satisfactory, the west still being excep
tionally prosperous and the farming classes
enjoying rood credit. From all accounts
the prospects are lor m guou iiirnn
in due season. Improvement in tne rorei;n
situation Is also likely to stimulate our ex
port trade In manufactures, ai ine mo
ment, therefore, there Is little resson for
taking a pessimistic ylew of the situation.
The market has had a period for reet and
recuperation, and those In control may cpn
slder the period opportune for completing
some of the vast plans which have bt-en
under consideration. If they succeed In their
endeavors and nothing Interferes we shall
probably see a more active maraoi uu,,.i
tne nexi lew we, ju ju-.v..
tions to catch the fluctuations cannot fall
to prove profitable.
BERLIN MARKET IS STRONG
Boarse's Flaaaelal Report lays Vigor
la Shown la Every De
partment. BERIjIN, Feb. U. The financial report
( ik hnurae last week is characterised by
great strength In most departments. The
announcement of the Anglo-Japanese treaty
had a favorable effect, particularly on
chlneaa loans, which were bought on rising
prices. German and Prussian 3 per rents
weakened earlier In the week and tne noia
ers of these securities found It more profit
able to sell them and Invest In foreign
rentes. letter the S per cent rentes aa
vanced under heavy transactions,
iron hurra were verv stronar on thi
American market report snd the continued
Improvement In the German situation, some
Iron shares rislna I or to points. Ail the
German rolllna mills screed Friday to
again advance the price of bars S marks
per ton. Herr Krupp and others have re
ceived an order for IO.0O0 tons of steel rails
for Mexico. Many Iron concerns have re
sumed normal working hours.
Tha aaJ market remains hlahly unsatis
factory. Nevertheless, coal shares were
carried up with iron. Industrlala are strong,
especially the shares of cement, textile and
real estate concerns. ... .... .w
American shares were neglected, with the
exception of i'anadlana, which were con
siderably bought, while domestic railroads
scored good advances.
The money markets, tn spite of the pay
ment of the new Prussian and German
loans, were easier during the week than
prevloua to this payment. It waa almost
Impossible to place money at even l'i per
cent on call, even trade and Industry mak
ing slight demands therefor. The tend
ency Is to put muney tula foreign exchanse.
which Is higher. The Kavsrlan loan of
86.iO.(X marks at 3 per cent was over
subscribed nfty-clght times. Th highest
bid for the municipal loan of Hamburg of
K.Ho,t00 marks at I per cent waa by
mo iom L'eiiBcne oa-iia group.
FOREIGN CLOTH MARKET FIRM
Values atmna; at Liverpool,
SIlRhtly t narttlrd at Man.
MANCHESTER. Feb. Id. Ruslnma In the
cloth market during the aat week hi"
been dllllciill to arrange, the strength of
cotton at IJverpool causing llrnincss, and
merchants are backward about naylne ad
vances. The rise of ootton at IJverpool and
New York Is generally attributed to heir
coverings. Some slackening In the demand
for cloth Is expected, most of the eastern
markets having secured supplies for months
ahead, bhlppera to some parts or pouin
America report an Improved state of trade.
Yarns were Improved during the week.
business being mostly of a retail character.
Foreign Money Mnrket.
MADRID. Feb. IB. The gold premium at
closing yesterday was 80.R1. The report of
the Bank of Spain for the week ended yes
terday shows these changes: Gold In hand
Increased ort.min pesetas, silver In hand In
creased !2.iO) pesetas and notes In circula
tion decreased t."7n,uiio pesetas.
BUENOS AYRKS, Feb. 16. The gold
premium yesterday at closing waa 140.10.
A TOAST TO THK SriSTER.
Tribute to the F.lderty Unmarried
"A toast is offered to the spinster!" ex
claims Harper's Weekly. "We meet a great
many pleasant peoplo In thla world, but
nowhere do we find a more satisfactory
person than that elderly unmarried women
generally and somewhat disrespectfully
known as the 'old maid,' and supposed to bo
afflicted with 'nerves' and a cantankerous
disposition. As a matter of fact, she Is
frequently tho sweetest, most self-forgetful
of her sex. She usually walks, with tact
and loving heart, iiv other women's paths.
Uvea In other women's homes, and rejoices
in other women's joys, making them her
own. The children adore her, for she
becomes to them a sort of fairy godmother,
one who possesses til the tenderness of a
mother without the extremes ot maternal
discipline. She loves to give children a
'good time,' and does it with extraordinary
buccess. In household details, what a
treasure! How many dinners owe their
success to her, who roaps no glory except
the glory of doing! And in the ultimate
trials of life, what a prop and aolace she
becomes! But It la to the young boy-lovers
of the family that she exhibits the finest
flower of her capacity for friendship. What
a gift of understanding she seems to have!
There Is no difficulty she cannot dissipate,
no fear she cannot lessen, no tender little
half-scared hope that she does not en
courage to bloom for the other woman.
It Is always for somebody else that ahe
Is working, and perhapa It Is this which
gives to her eyes the look that even ths
worst among ua unconsciously associates
with all that Is beat and fairest in life.
Let them make fun of her if they will, but
could we do without her?"
JOBBERS & MANUFACTURERS
DRY GOODS AND NOTIONS.
CARSON PIRIE SCOTT & CO
WHOLES A LB DRT GOODS,
Oeneral Bales man.
1G05 Faraam Street.
WHEN IN THE CITY
Byrne-Hammer Ory Goods Co
Wholesale Dry Goods.'
1117 Howard St.
MACHINERY AND FOUNDRY.
Oavis & Cowgil! Iron works.
OF MACHINERY. .
OBNKRAL REFAIllINO A SFBOtAXTl
IRON AND BRASS FOUNDER.
H1, 160S aa4 15M Jssksra Street,
Oaaaaa. ask. Tel. MB.
CabrUkJa. Agent- . J. B. Cvwglll, Mga,
f ItAfiE CO.
Manufacturers and Jobbers of
Steam and Water Supplies
Of All Klads.
1014 aa4 lOlg) DOVGLAI T.
aVectrle Wiring Bella aa OAs UgkUaa,
O. W. JOHNSTON. Mgr. UlpH.9ward.Bb
A WRINGS AND TENTS.
Omaha Tent and Awning Co.,
Tents and Canvas Goods.
Bend for Catalogue Number 33
(iASOLINC ELNu IftES.
Olds Gasoline Enrlne.
Olds Gaaolina Eoglus Works,
111 Far nam St.. Omaha,
KEEP POSTED ON THI
Chicago Grain Market
Dally Trade BulUtla seat apoa reqaest.
M. 8. COOKB, Ceatoateslos Msrcbaat,
ta aa ga Bmt4 ef Traee, Chinee.
Manser ef tba Chicage Beard el Trade.
Whsat has dacllnsd sight cents and corn
nine cents from top prices. We conatdsi
both a purrbsss. Plscs your orders with 1
responsible bouse and on a that will gtv.
you prompt and satisfactory cxscutlon.
boyd comssioii CO.
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