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THE Oil A IT A DAILY REE: MONDAY. FEURUARY 22. 1004.
RUSSIA PLEASED WITH NOTE
Count Canici 8ai Hay's Eugreitioa Tiodi
TaTor io the Empire.
GIVES OPINION Of UNCENSURED NEWS
Uratlfled with American Proffers of
Aid oh Battlefield and Riptnlns
RiiiU't I nprrparrilnFM
WASHINGTON. Krl.. iil. "Russia gladly
and willingly favored the suggestion of
Secretary Hay that as far an possible the
belligerents In the far eastern war localize,
hostilities anil reepect the neutrality of
China In the Intercut nf a continuance of
peaceful Intercourse of the rest of the
world. My government expressed the con
viction that Mr. Hay's suggestion was
prompted by motlvea of the highest human
ity and waa mutually advantageous to the
Thla statement was made tiy Count Cas
alnl, the Russian ambassador, in the course
of a conversation with a representative of
the Associated Press at the embassy to
night. The ambassador spoke In general on
the far eastern situation. AlthouKh the
negotiations on the neutrality proposition
have been carried on almost entirely be
tween the several foreign governments ad
dressed and the American envoys accred
ited to them the weight of the work of the
Russian ambassador at Washington In the
counsels of his majesty waa strongly Influ
ential In the shaping of Russia's reply.
As anon aa the note waa addressed to the
Russian government Count Casslnt waa ad
vised of the fact by Secretary flay and a
long and earnest conversation followed on
the motives of the Washington government
In Initiating this move, unique In diplo
macy. To the frankness of this conversa
tion, a frankness made possible by the cor
dial and Intimate relations which Mr. Hay
and Count Casslnl have enjoyed at Wnsh
Ingntn, Is largely due, It Is said, the
prompt response of the Russian govern
ment, which is naturally concerned with
many matters of the gravest Importance
And some demanding the most speedy at
tention, such as war measures.
Attltade Meets mlth Favor.
It Is fortunate that whatever may be
the feeling here and there In the United
biates of sympathy for Japan the tradi
tional, and so far aa Russia la concerned,
the highly prized, friendly relations be
tween the Vtasnlngton ana St. Petersburg
I governments in no why have been lnter
lered with. Every mult brings to the em
bassy some hfty to 1U) contradictions, In
the form of oners of assistance, medical
uid military, of the statement that Russia
is without lrlends In this country.
It Is so In this country as in every other
that the smaller nation In the struggle can
count on a certain .amount of sympathy,
arising solely from the fact of Its minority,
but It is a tribute to the fairness of your
government that the official conduct of
your government certainly has been all
that either belligerent could expect In the
preservation of the strict neutrality which
the president directed shall be observed by
So numerous have these otters of medical
and other aid become that 1 have felt It my
duty to bring them to the attention of my
government. It Is possible that in recog
nition of the kindly spirit of humanity and
friendliness which in evidenced by the
American physicians who have offered their
assistance that my government may And
a way to accept some of them and that
American physicians and nurses may aid
us In caring tor the wounded in the far
astern war. I am dally expecting an an
swer from St. Petersburg on this point.
"What will be the effect of the removal
of the censorship on all news from Bt.
Petersburg to the outside world?" the am-
. baasador was asked.
Favors Vaptsiorfd News.
.It Is believed that thla will effectively
diminish the number of canards which have
been secretlv nnt from unii
dally to England and the United States
about my country. Censored dispatches
were wrongly considered abroad as having
the approval of the government. Nothing
could have been further from the truth
tfilesa it waa the additional false Impres
sion that uncenaored dispatches represented
5 facta as they were. With the censor,
removed It Is hoped that the outside
d may have a better Idea of my gov
mment and my people. It was gratifying
to hear from a representative American
several days ago of the approval of his
country of the policy which has been
strictly adhered to of making public news
. uym i iic mr wneiner good or had
. In the earnest hope that peace might be
i preserved with Japan, my government was
' giving more attention to the methods by
which a diplomatic settlement might be
reached than to prt'i. rations for the re
course to arms which we are now convinced
Japan had determined on at the outatt of
negotiations. For this reason the first
ohapter In the far eastern war has not
been charaoterised by Russian victories.'
The truth, however, has been made pub
lic aa rapidly aa Admiral Alex left dls-
ratrhes have been reported to his msjesty.
n thla first chapter, however. Is contained
a, picture which, as was to bo expected,
the fair spirit of Americans was quick
to appreciate and applaud. I refer to the
noble conduct of the captain of the Vaxlag,
There's a Miniature
r " 11 lu
THAT HAS PASSED THE
TEN MILLION MARK
(A STUPENDOUS EDITION)
THERE ARE TWO REASONS:
First, it contains a most fascinating and unique
philosophy that entrances young and old, and
makes the little book worth its weight in gold
to the reader.
Second, it is to be had absolutely FREE and
found In each package of Postum Food Coffee
Telephone your grocer for a package, and get out
little book and read it.
It's Well Worth While.
who after refusing to surrender his ship,
came out of the harbor of Chemulpo to
fac nn overwhelming force of Japanow
warships, to whose Are he replied as ef
fectively as he could and then blew up bis
own ship that It might not fall Into the
hands or the enemy.
Rnsslan Patience Eshausted.
The contribution of such a page of Rn?
slun history more thsn compensates for
any Iosmps sustained by our navy as a
result of the Japanese attacking us before
a declaration of war and while Its envoy
at S(. Petersburg was still enjoying the
courtesy and protection of the Russian
The Associated Press dispatch from bt.
Petersburg have correctly represented the
tidal wave of national feeling and en
thusiasm which has swept over my coun
trv. No longer Is the struggle In the far
enst a political one, Interesting tor the
most part In the diplomats and statesmen.
It hn flsred up Into a national war. Mv
august master has shown extraordinary
patience In endeavoring to arrive at n set
tlement without war. Rut now that Japan
has made war. the determination of the
Hiisian emperor and bis people that it
sh.ill be satiated with that for which It
has seemed so anxious Is mnde all the
more stronger by the patience, and for
bearsnce which have hitherto characterised
our dealings with the Japanese.
In the interests of the world s humanity
I m confident all nations will hope for
the success of Secretary Hay s effort to
limit the deplorable war to the belliger
ents now engaged.
CHILDREN ENOUGH TO RAISE
(Continued from First Page.)
bardment occurred. The Insurgents who
were stationed on the mainland fired on a
United States merchant vessel, believed
to be the New York, which was lying in
The shots fell so dangerously near the
war vessels that the acts of the Insurgents
were construed by Captain Miller as an
attack on the vessels and a battery fire
was opened on the revolutionists. Thli wat
followed by the debarkation of 400 marines
and bluejackets from the Columbia and the
Newark, who made a successful landing
ashore. They dislodged the Insurgents from
their positions and chased them Into the
country. After accomplishing this the
marine and bluejacke'ts again took to their
boats and returned to their ships. One
man, a bugler named Painter, was seri
ously wounded by the accidental explosion
of his firing piece. There were no other
Close attention Is being given by the ad
ministration officials to affairs In Ban
Domingo. A number of warships are being
kept in the waters of that country so that
American interests may fie ealouly pro
tected In case of trouble between the
regular government and th Insurgents.
LESSONS FROM HANNA'S LIFE
Inlque Testimonial at Methodist
Church In Cleveland by Chaplain
of Ohio Commandery.
CINCINNATI, Feb. 21. A unique Hanna
testimonial waa ihown tonight at St. Paul a
Methodist church of which Dr. Blodgett,
the chaplain of the Ohio commandery of
the Loyal Legion, la pastor. Dr. Blodgett
announced that the purpose was to study
lessons from the life of Senator Hanna.
Dr. Levy Gilbert, editor of the Western
Christian Advocate, who knew Senator
Hanna well during hla pastorate of five
years In Cleveland, spoke on Hanna's ad
herence to the right In his business and his
application of the aame principles to politi
Hon. D. D. Qoodmansee, who waa presi
dent of the national republican league
when Hanna first became national chair
man and had ever since been close to him,
spoke on Hanna as developing the highest
Ideals of cltlsen and politician by which
he held a marvelous control of conflicting
NEW YORK. Feb. , 21.-Dr,. Albert F.
KltCredge. patter of Madison Avenue Re
formed church, spoke tonight on "Lessons
from the Life of Senator Hanna, the Typi
cal American Citizen;"' "For a good man
leaveth and Inheritance to his children's
He said: "The strength of a nation Is
In the strong men and women who make
up Its population. Real patriotism con-
slsts In right living. Every good man is a
good cltlxen and my attention has more
recently been called to the fact by the
recent death of Senator Hanna. In view
of the widespread sorrow and unusual
tributes paid at his bier It Is valuable to
know why this man was so loved by all
his friends and possessed the confidence
and love of his political opponents. He
was always a leader on account of his
masterful brain and honesty of character,
characterised by a modesty that waa never
sullied by success."
Adler's auction sale of unredeemed
8. E. Cor. 12th and Farnam Sts.
ISLAND CASE IS IP AGAIN
Tarn in Litigit oa for Pos:eion cf
La-.d in P ttte River.
CHARGE FEDERAL SURVEYOR WITH FRAUD
laslst that Unil Was Always
Island and Not Attached to Main
Land, aa Asserted by that
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN. Feb. 21. (Special.) In the
famous Island land controversy now pend
ing In the supreme court of the state, In
which George 8. Whlttaker, W. H. Kllgore
and Thomus McRride are contending for a
piece of land In the Platte river, some sen
sational disclosures will likely be made be
fore the case Is finally settled. It Is said
that Whlttaker, who Is now In possession
of the island, has filed a new application
In the office of the commissioner of the
United States land office to be allowed to
make a homestead entry of the island In
question. In support of his application he
has filed affidavits of persons who helped
survey the reservation, by which he shows
that the story of the special surveyor who
waa ordered to survey the Island, that the
channels of the river had changed their
course, and that the Island was attached
to other lands at the time of the govern
ment survey, was fraudulent and to the
disadvantage of the government.
It Is reported that this case Is still pend
ing and that the department has been
asked to order a hearing at Lincoln before
the register and receiver In which Whlt
taker expects to prove the charges.
The case In question has been in the
courts four years and has been one of the
most bitterly contested in the history of
the state. While the land for which the
litigants are contesting amounts to about
forty acres the decision In the case will
settle the ttltle to about 2,000 acres of good
land. The island Is in the Platte river,
near Kearney, Neb. It Is one of a number
In, the same locality which the defendants'
attorney. Judge Homer, claims are unsur
veyed. Whlttaker moved onto the island in
1897, a part of It being at thst time fenced
In by the occupant of a neighboring Island.
The act of congress passed in iS76, which
added thla Island to the public domain,
provided for the urvey and sale of the
lands Included In the Fort Kearney mili
tary reservation. The act authorized set
tlement on the reservation before any sur
vey waa made and recognized the rights of
sottlera to occupy the reservation and to
obtain rights to the land which they occu
pied before the islands were aurveyed. The
net nlso provided that no one but an ac
tual' settler could obtain any right to this
land. Whlttaker Is the first settler on the
Island and with his wife and children Is the
only person that ever occupied It. Because
of thla he claims the right of homestead
and says he Is now entitled to a patent
from the government.
William It. Kllgore and Thomas Mc
Bride are the plaintiffs. They are both
owners of fractional lots which are a part
of islands In the Immediate vicinity of
the island in dispute. Kllgore owns two
lots which are on the north side of one
of the channels of the Platte river, which
runs between the Whlttaker island and
Kilgore's Island. McBrldo occupies a lot
on the south side of another channel of the
Platte river which runs between Whit
taker's island and the lot occupied by Mc
Bride. The Island which Whlttaker occu
pies commences above the Tots occupied by
Kllgore and McBrlde and runs down below
One of the legal questions In the case Is
whether the owner of a fractional lot,
which is a port of an Island, can claim any
part of an island on the. other aide of
the stream which surrounds his Island or
separates his island from the land which
he claims. Another question Is whether the
owner of the fractional lot can claim any
part of the Island In controversy which is
above his lot or below It.
FIRE! MAY FIX ALLY BE A BI.ESSIXO
Old Burlington at Crete la Entirely
Consumed with Contents.
CRFTE Neb.. Feb. 21.-(Speclal.)-The
B. & M. depot at this place burned to
the ground between 8 and 9 o'clock this
morning. The fire was undoubtedly caused
by sparks from a passing engine, as train
No. 1 had passed through but a few min
utes before the fire was discovered. Oper
ator Koplsch and Section Foreman Harnes,
who were the only persons In the building
at . the time, first discovered the fire,
which seemed to be situated In the roof of
the freight room, as that room was al
ready filled with smoke. The fire depart
mont was at once summoned, but the fire,
fanned by a strong north wind, spread so
rapidly and gave off such Intense heat
that the firemen were powerless p check
It and confined their attention to the
Cramer hotel and to the nearby beer
vaults, which ' were also threatened,
Through their efforts these buildings were
kept from being damaged. The depot, how-
ever, was a mass of smoking ruins within
a few minutes.
With the exception of a few trunks and
barrels of oil the contents of the freight
room, amounting to several hundred dol
lars worth of goods, were totally destroyed
Operator Koplsch escaped with only the
money drawer, a ticket case and a type
writer. All papers and records of value,
however, were still In the safe, 'which was
found to be intact. Men were sent down
from Lincoln at noon to restore telegraphic
connections and help establish temporary
quarters In a box car. It has long been
felt that the destroyed building waa In
adequate' for the needs of the company
at this point and citizens express the hope
that a larger and more modern structure
will now be erected.
Klin BODY IIAMGISG IX BAR
John Mshnke of Colnmbna Takes His
Own I. Ifr.
COLUMBUS. Neb., Feb. SI. (Special.)
The llfelees body of John Mohnke was
found this morning by John W. Byrnes,
neighbor, hanging at the end of a rope In
Mohnke'a born. It Is believed that he hung
himself Friday night, as the body was
frozen and It was hla absence that led to
Mohnke was a single man and about 42
years old. He had lived here for many
years and since the death of his mother
about four years ago he has lived alone
and been regarded as rather eccentric.
No good cause can be aastgned for the
deed. He was sober and Industrious. K
belonged to Wlldey lodge No. 44, Independ
ent Order of Odd Fellowa, and that order
will have charge of the funeral. He also
belonged to the Modem Woodmen.
Plant of Eye Snddealy Lost.
PAPILLION. Neb., Feb. Si. (Special.)
Mrs. Barbara Zwleble was the victim of a
peculiar accident here last week and one
that Is seldom recorded. While hurrying
to the depot to catch a train she sud
denly became totally blind in her left eye.
The organ seemed as usual, only entirely
devoid of sight. Pvor to this her eyes
were perfectly healthy. Unable to account
for her misfortune Mrs. Zwleble consulted
an Omaha occullst, who Informed her that
he had ruptured a blood vessel In the eye.
The sight cannot be restored.
Beajlas nt Bed Hock.
Health, strength and vigor depend on
dlgestlor. Dr. King's New Life Pills makes
it perfect, or no pay. Only X-o. For sale
by Kubn C v
SAN D0MIX(.0 S CRY FOR HELP
qual Taiat on end Honest Customi Ad
ministration Among the Heeds.
UNCLE SAM WILL LEND A HAND
Bio a-arestlon of Annexation, Merely
an Effort to Assist the Little
Island Repabllc to Take
Car of Itself.
(From a Staff Correspondent)
WASHINGTON, Feb. JL-tSpeclal.) In all
probability the United States will tak a
hand In the domestic affairs of the republic
of San Domingo. It Is not the Intention
of the administration to take any step
whatever looking to the annexation of San
Domingo to the United States. But repre
sentatives of the Morales government
which was In power at last advices have
come to Washington and have urged the
president and Secretary Hay to help estab
lish a government which will have some
stability. Unlike llaytl, the ruling class
In San Domingo la the white race. Instead
of French the language is Spanish. There
are at the present time no fewer than five
contesting parties. Morales Is the head
of that which is apparently on top at the
moment. Hut Wos y Gil haa a strong and
active following In one portion of the
Island; Jlmlnez Is at the head of another
army," Vaequei haa another and a fifth
Is headed by an Individual named Pel
letlrr. Under these circumstances It Is not to
be wondered at that a Macedonian cry for
help haa come from San Domingo. For
several weeks representatives of the Mo
rales government have been In Washington.
They have appealed to the secretary of
state and to the president for assistance.
Thoy nsk that this country do for them
what was done for Cuba. x
Needa Better Government.
What San Domingo wants," said one of
these representatives today, "is first of all
method of conducting Its fiscal affairs
which will appeal to the people. We desire
an equitable system of taxation, honest
administration of the cuRtoms, the creation
of a proper postal ervlce, the establish
ment of schools and municipal governments
which will make our republic at least equal
to thnt of Cuba.
"The United States can help us to accom
plish all this. You can create for us a real
republican form of governt.-ent which will
be permanent and Insure peace and pros
perity to a wonderful fertile government
which has known little of peace for a gen
eration. We have come here to ask simply
In exchange for Its good offices the United
States Is offered a coal'ng station at 8a-
mana bay, the best harbor on the southern
roast, which will prove a valuable naval
base when the Panama canal Is completed.
This haa long been desired and the presi
dent seems disposed to listen to the ap
peal. It was In the mind of Secretary Hay
to afk Mr. W. I. Buchanan to make a per
sonal Investigation Into existing conditions
in San Domingo aa soon as he completed
the work assigned to him at Panama. But
Mr. Buchanan has formed business connec
tions which compelled htm to decline the
request of the secretary and now the pres
ident la casting about for a suitable man
to undertake the task. He has had several
conferences with gentlemen who have been
suggested possessing th requisite quali
fications, but thus far no one has been
chosen for the work. It Is realized that the
task set for the United States Is tf easy
one, and that If undertaken It will be nec
essary to employ a considerable military
force aa well as several vessels of the navy.
That opposition to the project will be de
veloped needs no demonstration, aa the
leaders of the various revolutionary parties
are ambitious adventurers who prefer to
take their chances at the head of their
respective "armies" rather than to abide
by the wishes of their countrymen as ex
pressed at the polls.
Still it Is realized that San Domingo may
be made a peaceful republic and that Its
position on the map makes It of Importance
to the United States and consequently In
tervention by the United States may be
looked for Just as soon as the administra
tion becomes convinced that such Interven
tion promises to meet with success.
New Book on Koosevelt.
D. Appleton & Co. of New York will next
week issue from their presses a portrait
sketch of President Roosevelt by Francis
E. Leupp, Washington correspondent of the
New York Evening Poet. Mr. Leupp has
chosen for his subject, "The Man Roose
velt." The eommonplacenese of the title
give small promise of the wealth of ma
terial found within the covers of the vol
ume. The writing of the book has been a
labor of love on the part of Mr. Leupp, for
he prefaces his story of the busy life with
the remark that the sketch la the result of
a "long period of pretty close personal
contact." In many essentials the work is
much more than a portrait sketch and
really deserves a place among the best
biographies of great Americans. Mr.
Leupp's story shows close analytical study
of his subject and at the aame time a
broad and comprehensive knowledge of the
times about which he writes. ' The ketch-,
which the author is modest enough to call
the story of the president's life, gives one
the Impression of midnight toll. There are
about It the thoughts that come to a man
after the day's grind la over. There la
abundant evidence that the writer has not
set down his opinions or Impressions
hastily. There Is no attempt at "fine writ
ing" aa we know It from the newspaper
man's viewpoint. It Is rsther a careful,
conscientious arrangement of facts asso
ciated with the life of the president and
presented In vigorous English by a man
who1 has for years been a leader among
the newspaper men of the national capital
and whose long connection with the ultra
conservative New York Post haa given
him large opportunity to know many men
well. President Roosevelt being among the
Mr. Leupp holds himself entirely respon
sible for the material presented In a most
atractlve manner in the highest style of
the bookmakers' art and states In his pre
face that not a line has been submitted
to Mr. Roosevelt for his approval. "He
Is not my authority for a single statement
about himself or anybody else except where
I have tried to quote him and even my
oltattons of his words are wholly from
memory. If he has been misrepresented
anywhere, the fault Is mine, not his, since
I have scrupulously avoided consulting
him on subjects which I could treat frankly
on my own account, but which might em
barrass him to discuss." Then with equal
fairness Mr. Leupp disarms the solicitude
of sundry critics by absolving the New
York Evening Post from all accountability
for the manner In which Mr. Roosevelt Is
treated, hla tdeaa and methods.
One gets a very fair knowledge of the
contents of this most entertaining and In
structive sketch of the president by read
ing over the headings to some chapter;
"The Key to a Remarkable Career." "At
the Parting of the Ways," "Knight Errant
of Civil Service Reform," "A Few
Friends," "President and Cabinet." In
which Mr. Leupp discusses the reasons
and gives some interesting inside Informa
tion as to why Mr. Gage was the trnt of
President Roosevelt's official family to
quit. Another chapter treats of two of
the president's councilors In particular,
Secretary Shaw and Postmaster Oeneral
ray tie. Of tlie secretary of the treasury.
Islle M. 8haw, Mr. Leupp speaks In
warm praise, telling the story as to how
the Iowa banker and lawyer came to be
selected by the" president to succeed Mr.
flage, Mr. Shaw's manly and straight
forward defense of sound money when the
west had a pronounced leaning toward
free silver, playing no small part, accord
ing lo Mr. Ieupp, In his selection.
Some Knocks nn Payne.
Of Mr. Payne's selection Mr. Leurp evi
dently Is not In sympathy, for whenever
the name of the postmaster general la men
tioned there Is coupled with that mention
a veiled criticism of Mr. Payne's meth
ods or an outspoken denunciation of his
course. In this particular the sketch may
fall to do service ss campaign literature.
It must not be forgotten that Mr. Leupp
Is an Idealist In politics and he therefore
cannot have any great amount of sym
pathy with the politics practiced by Mr.
Payne. Mr. Leupp believes in the higher
political life. Mr. Payne believes in' win
ning victories by the forces at his com
mand. OutHlde of these little digs at Mr.
Payne snd several other representatives
of varied industries throughout the United
States who have combatted the president
In his opinion, the book must have large
circulation as a carefully prepared con
tribution to the American Statesmen series.
This Is not all, however. Other chapters
are devoted to "War and Feace," "The
South and the Negro," "Capital and
Ihor" and "Trusts, Tariff and Imperial
ism." In addition to these the author take
up the human side of Mr. Roospvel, giving
glimpses of some of the president's charac
teristic traits, his versatility and his Im
pulses, making altogether a volume that
the reader will not put aside until the last
chapter Is finished. It abounds In Interest
ing anecdotes and hitherto unpublished
Information upon a multiplicity of ques
tions. Its candor will command attention,
its fearlessness compel admiration. It is
no '"prentice hand" that showa In its
building and the sketch which la finely Il
lustrated should have large vogue because
it is a worthy effort to tell a connected
story of a man who will be much In the
publlo eye during this president-making
Impressive Scene In Senate.
In the memory of those who have been
connected with the senate of the United
States for a generation and upward there
has been no mere impressive funeral than
that of the late senator from Ohio, Mark
A. 'Hanna. AJthough the galleries were
crowded long before the casket waa borne
Into the historic senate chamber upon the
shoulders of stalwart policemen there .was
a profound hush among the people. Usu
ally the busy hum of conversation echoes
throughout tho room, but this was partic
ularly noticeable on Aah Wednesday by
Its absence. What was true of the galler
ies waa much more largely true on the
floor itself after the colleagues of the dis
tinguished senator had assembled. Strong
men were seen to weep and no attempt
was made to hide the depth of feeling over
the loss of a companion and friend. There
were in the chamber men who a genera
tion ago were among the first In the pub
llo eye. Impelled to the ceremonies Viy the
splendid qualities of the deceased. One
figure In particular stood out most prom
inently, but who Is. almost wholly un
known to the present generation of readers,
Wlllard Warner, a former United States
senator from Alabama during the recon
struction period, having been elected on
the reorganization of the state government
as a republican, serving from July 25. 188,
till March S, 1871, when his term ended.
He was a native of Ohio and knew the
Hannas well and he came from his home
at Tecumseh, Ala,, to pay honor to his
dead friend. Bent with age and gray
In the service of his party, for he has con
tinued a republican throughout the storm
and stress of years, he stood in the cor
ridor leading to the senate lobby absolutely
unknown to almost everybody In the build
ing, and It devolved upon one of the oldest
employes to give him the hand of welcome
to the chamber In which he was a dis
tinguished representative a generation ago.
But the presence of men of a past age did
not alone testify to the high personal
character of Senator Hanna. Even the
flowers breathed out their sympathy. One
magnificent floral piece came from the
people and the Republic of Panama. An
other came from the people of Hawaii. But
possibly the most pretentious piece of
floral architecture came from the Typo
graphical union of this city, with the In
scription, "The Worklngman'a Friend"
Upon It. They had learned to know Mark
Forty Tons of Labels.
'Do you know how much the. labels on
the seeds sent out by the government
weigh Just the slips of paper thjLt are ad
dressed and pasted on the packages?"
asked a aenator'a clerk.
"For a year they weigh about forty tons.
to say nothing about the seeds themselves,
I went up to get my share of the labels
the other day and It waa all I oould lug.
Our package alone weighed about forty
"A senator has 12,000 packages of seed
to distribute. To get rid of these various
expedients are adopted. To address that
number is a hard task and so the local
postmasters are appealed to to help out,
to aend In lists of those who desire (hem
and to aid In their distribution at the
home office far as possible without the
usual mall formalities. Then again the
local newspapers are called upon to help
In the distribution, and very frequently
large numbers of packages are sent to the
local committeemen to aid In their distri
bution." One day this week a story got around
that there was a scarcity In the seed sup
ply and there was some trepidation lest
every voter In Podunk and the outlying
districts would not get them. Inquiry,
however, at the buerau of plant industry
revealed the fact that there are as many
seeds thla year as usual.
There la always a scarcity of some va
riety, aa no season is prolific of everything.
This year th pinch comes on sweet corn,
cucumber, musk melon and squash, all
of which were scarce vegetables last fall.
There Is also a scarcity of beans owing
to the wet season which caused many of
them to spoil.
MEMORIAL IN HONOR OF HANNA
Services Conducted In New York by
Commander Booth-Tucker of
the Salvation Army.
NEW YORK , Feb. 11. Commander
Booth-Tucker of the Salvation Army con
ducted a memorial service for Senator
Marcus A. Hanna todsy In Memorial hall.
Army headquarters. Colonel Hlgglns read
extracts of letters written by Senator
Hanna to the Army leaders and gave parts
of speeches the senator had delivered at
Army meetings. Among the letters read
was one to Commander Booth-Tucker on
January 4, In which the senator expressed
the warm sympathy felt by Mrs. Hanna
and himself In the work of the Army.
Commander Booth-Tucker said that In
the death of Senator Hanna the Salvation
Army had lost on of the best friends It
"He was one of the grandent men the
world haa ever seen," said the commander.
"He knew the Army and stood by to help
In the launching of our work. This work
will go on even though he Is now dead."
Shlpwrrrked Crew Arrives.
BALTIMORE. Feb. H The British ship
Quernmore from Liverpool arrived at this
port toduy. having on board Captain W. F.
Wyinan and crew of six men off the
ehoon-r Joule of Weymouth, N. 8 , bound
from Melegham river to Barbados. Tbe
juste ww (uutid waterlogged.
NOTHING BUT DILLS IN SIGHT
Eipeote.i Several Meaiurei Wi'l Be Paird
by the Honsf
CONSTRUCTION OF ARMOR PLATE FACTORY
Mr. Hitchcock Will Propose an
Amendment to the Naval Bill to
Provide for Government
WASHINGTON, Felv SI The house hss
the naval bill under debate and at the
proper time It I probable that a rule will
be brought In making the Item, providing
for a training station on the great lakes.
In order. It Is expected that a contest will
ensue over the location of the station.
Notice haa been given by Mr. Hitchcock
(Neb.) that he will propose an amendment
to the naval bill, providing for the con
struction cf a government armor plate fac
tory. The Indian and district appropria
tion bills will follow the naval bill and
there Is Some expectation that all of them
will be passed this week by the house.
At the first lull during the week the bill
providing for a committee to Investigate
and report on the shipping Industry may
be called up under a rule limiting debate
to a few hours. Following the Indian and
district bills will come the poatofnee ap
propriation bill, but It may not be ready
for consideration before next week. If the
approp; Nation bills are all out of the way
by Friday the private claims or pensions
may have a show.
Mr. WHllams, the minority leader, served
notice yesterday that he would endeavor to
secure the reading tomorrow of Washing
ton's farewell address and then have an
Canal Treaty In Senate.
The Panama canal question will continue
to hold exclusive attention of the senate
until next Tuesday, when a voting will be
gin on the treaty. It Is probable that the
doors of the senate chamber will be closed
the greater part of the time the treaty la
under consideration. Monday and Tuesday
Senator Morgan has prepared a number of
amendments and If offered they will be
presented In executive session.
Mr. Morgan probably will speak on some
of his amendments, but the prospect Is that
very few other senators will desire further
to discuss the treaty or any amendments
to It. All amendments will be voted down.
There will be only sixteen or seventeen
votes or pairs agalnta the rotlflcatlon of
the convention. Senator Hoar probably will
make another speech before the vote Is
With the Panama question disposed of
the senate will take up appropriation bills,
giving precedent to tho agricultural bill.
There are features In this measure which
will arouse opposition and It Is expected
that It will be debated at some length. By
the time the agricultural bill shall be
passed the legislative, executive and Judi
cial appropriation bill will have been re
ported, to be seen followed by the navel,
pension and army bills.
Monday being Washington's birthday the
senate will listen to the reading of Wash
ington's farewell address by Senator Hey
burn of Idaho. v
FIGQ ASD THE COl HTS DISAGREE.
Fine U Assessed for Fallare to tend
C"hl1diJrn to School.
PAPILLION, Neb., Feb. a. (Special
Telegram.) The case ngtlntt Louts Flgg,
who was charged with failure to comply
with the compulsory education law, was
tried before Justice Goes of Bellevue yes
terday. Flgg stated that he would use hla
own good judgement In regard to sending
hie children to school, but the Judge, evi
dently, did not take that view of the case
and Imposed a fine of IB and cost. Flgg
Will take the case to the district court.
Louis Flgg Is a member of the Flgg fam
ily, who several years ago lived at Gretna,
where their peculiar religious views brought
them into notoriety. The family la living
on Bcllavue island, where until now, they
have been farming and unmolested in the
practice of their religion.
nald Rooms in Lodglnar House.
FREMONT, Neb., Feb. a.-(Spedftl.)
Charles Etherton and Curlcy Burns were
atrested about midnight last night on the
charge of the larceny of a lot of goods
from Peter's lodging house on Main street.
The men. It la alleged, entered a number of
rooms with skeleton keys and took cloth
ing, suit cases and everything thoy could
lay their hands on. Fully 1100 worth of
property was taken. The officers found
them at Mrs. Wexo's lodging house In com
pany with a woman of bad reputation and
having a high time. Both have criminal
record and were only released from the
Washington county Ml, where they had
been serving short terms, yesterday. They
came at once to thla city where they live.
One of Old Trowel Oisg,
FREMONT. Veb.. Feb. fl.-(Special.)-Shorty
Bulllt, who waa taken to Lincoln
yesterday to await trial on the charge of
blowing the Lyons bank, has been Identified
as one of the old Crowel gang to which
Gardner, Rhea and Harrow, the murderers
of Herman Zahn of Snyder, belonged. Dur
ing the trial of these men he was one of
ths suspicious character who frequented
the -court houae and waa closely watched
by the officers. He haa been In this city
at Intervals during the past three year
and generally aeemed to i have plenty of
money. Armstrong la about the only one
of the gang at large.
Celebrate rhnrch Anniversary.
PETERSBURG. Neb., Feb. 11. (Special.)
Rev. H. Brosa, D. D., of Lincoln haa been
secured to deliver a lecture at the tenth
anniversary celebration of the Congrega
tional church on March 15. One of the
main feature of the celebration will be a
banquet In the evening. Over ISO Invita
tion are out.
Ifew Telephone Line.
PETERSBURG, Neb., Feb. tl. -(Special.)
The German Mutual Telephone company
Is a new organization, composed of farmer
In the vicinity of Raevllle. This company
has about fifteen members and their line
111 connect with Petersburg and also
Elgin, and make connections with the Ante
lope County Mutual and Cedar Creek line.
A Guaranteed Core for Piles.
ttehlne. Blind. Bleeding or Protruding
Piles Your druggist will refund money If
PAZO OINTMENT raits to cure you in
six to fourteen days. Wc.
Kraser Tablet Company.
NEW YORK. Feb. 11. The factory of the
Fraser Tablet company at Eighteenth street
and Eighth avenue, Broowlyn, waa de
stroyed by fire tonight. The fac
tory waa entirely destroyed, all the con
tents, Including machinery and MO.OOO.'kXi
medical tablets awaiting shipment, 11 rg
destroyed. Mr. Fraeer estimated the dam
SfS at about S3&0.000, on which there is
Always . Rtmeenhar thv Pull
I axative Rromo Quinine
CurB CoU kn On Day, Crintai 2 Days
Y. W. C. A. ATHLETES WINNERS
In Field Meet with Hellevne Score
I'orly-Flve to TwentyThree
BKI.1EVUE. Xch. Feb ?1 -(SpeoUn-The
Cnmhrt Young Men's Christian associa
tion sg.ilnst Hellevue track meet, which
took place here last evening between the
hours of 7 and in. was flpilsred won by the
Young Men's Christian association team by
a score of S to ;.v A falrlv good sise.1
crowd greeted the visiting "tem In the
college gymnuoiuni. wheia the test of
strength whs to take place. Both visitors
iind the home team were feeling In the
best of trim and throughout the course
of the meet no wrangling, cheating or bad
blood waa noticeable.
The twenty-yard dash wns the first stunt
on the program, A. Cooper and Benson
representing Hellevne. sgainst Wlison and
Ryan of the Young Men s Christian ss
soclatlon. Heveral starts were recalled tie
cause the Bellevue boys did not seem to
understand tho manner In which the sig
nals were being given. The first best was
run between Cooper and Ryan, the latter
winning, apparently by a hair's breadth.
In tho second heat, lietween Benson and
NN llson, the Young Men's Christian asso
ciation representative again eueceeded In
beating his opponent to the Hie, thus set
tling !lrt and second place.
The standing broad Jump followed, with
another victory for Omaha. Peterson win
ning (list ami Ryan second place.
In the nrinlng high kick Peterson dis
tinguished hlmnelf a second time by tap
ping the leather at feet 1 Inch with a
vim that sent It whirling around the steam
pipe over which It was hung. Monro
brought up second for Bellevue on feet,
although mw of his kicks, hsd they been
well directed, would have undoubtedly
rnlsed his uinrklngs to nearly an equal
with those of his opponent.
C. Pope doing the bent for Bellevue, but
Petersen, Durkee and Ryan winning the
test for Omaha, with the pole at about
4 feet 7 Inches.
Tho one-half mile race was won by
Parker for Omaha. A Cooper and Cleve
land holding aecond and third places re
spectively. In this race Parker showed a cool head
and good Judgment by maintaining an
easy swinging trot during the first two
thirds of the neat. At the twelfth round
of the gymnasium this Improved to some
thing like a sprint which placed him at
least five yards ahead of No. 2, whan
the line was passed the last time.
The running high Jump was among the
most exciting events of the evening.
Kearns and Pope snd Moore did the work
for Bellevue, against Peterson, Wallace
and Cherrlngton of Omaha. Pope and
Kearns both fell out In Iho vlolnlty of
4 feet 9 Inches. Moore holding out for
Bellevue In a way that promised much.
At S feet 4 Inches Wallace lost plnoe.
Then Peterson went out of the gime. Tne
pole was rnlsed to 8 feet 6 Inches, whleh
Moore cleared on his lust trial with an
easy margin. Cherrlngton failed to make
It on his third trial and received aecond
The mile run was called end Campbell
snd Baikervllle responded for Pellevue
Parker and Ryan were their epponents
from the Omaha team. This was unques
tionably the event of the evening. The.
first round of the rvmnaslum was almo
a sprint for first place and the privilege
of setting the pace.
During the first twenty rounds Campbell,
Bsskervllle and Ryan. In the order given,
held close together, with Parker some six
or seven yards In the rear. Baskervlllo
and Ryan, however, dropped out before the
finish, leaving Campbell and Parker to
divide the honors. Both sprinted the last
tvo or three rounds, Campbell showing
the best speed and least fatigue. At the
cHe Camobell crossed the line ten yards
ahead, still showing good endurance.
The last stunt waa the hleh dive, between
Moore and Onthrle of Bellevue and Cuns
man snd Sullivan of Omaha. Cuneman
won first for Omsha at S feet 9 Inches,
with Outhrlo second for Bellevue fit 6 feet
The tug of war was omitted and Its points
granted Bellevue. making the score to to
23 In favor of the Young Men's Christian
Jealous Han Kills Wife,
MAYSVILLE. Ky., Feb. a. Garret
Breckenrldge today klllod his wife and
then himself, both colored. He had pre
viously killed three men on account of
Jealousy for hi wife.
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flavor and bou.juet.
StasetrJ of Asierkss Wlast
Is the wise wine to
buy, possessing every
perfection in the high
est degree. Half the
price of foreign cham
pagnes because free
from Import ohargea
nd the ocean carrluga.
"Of the sis Ameri
exhibited at tho
Parts exposition I
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only one thnt re
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wins oeslers everywhere
All Goitres Can Be Cured.
It allot da me great pleasure to announce
to IhoM rulTfrin from Goltrs that I cg
positively cure them. I use the German
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fall. I will give Ku for every case incured.
You con be cured at home. Consultation
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t. W. JENNET. M. D.. Box l Banna, Kan.
IJOYD'S Woodward ft Burgess.
Special Matinee today Tonight, Tue.
- IN - '
Prices Mat., 26c, 60c. Night, 2&c, toe,
Thur.. Frl. and Sat. Mat and Night
The Latest Musical Comedy Success,
"THE ISLE OF BP1CE." Seats on
15 25 50 75c
TONIGHT AT :ll
EST SEATS 260
Thursday "FOR MOTHERS BAKE."
Special-Wed. March 2
Set Sale Opens at I SO a. m. Wedneday,
Feb. 24. Prices 600, 76c, 11, (1.60 tuid 12.00.
Every Night. Matinees Thursday. Satur
day and Sunday.
Hailen A Fuller, Wallno A MnrKtt.
Billy Clifford. Kronau Trio, Ioney Haaknl.
W. Asr, Charlotte Ouyer George and the
PRICES 10c, 26c. 50c.
with Clreon F.
MONDAY AT THE
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