Image provided by: University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries, Lincoln, NE
About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 22, 1904)
TFIE OMAIIA DAILY DEE: MONDAY. FEBRUARY 22. 1004.
.NEWS OF INTEREST FROM IOWA.
ROGERS ' TO KEEP IP F1GIII
Will lik for New Trial dad Arpiftl Case if
Tkis ii Rifuted H m.
NOT DISTURBED OVER HIS CONVICTION
Council muffs People t'oatlnae to
Make It Warm, for Membere
of tbe Omaha an
Counsel for W. C. Rogers, convicted of
murder In tho second degree for the kilting
of Saloon Keeper Hort Forney on the night
of April 3 laKt, announced yesterday that
they would move for a new trial and If this
' la denied will certainly take the caae up
on appeal to the supreme court. In the
event of a new trial being denied. It la not
expected that Rogers will be able to fur
nish the appeal bond which will likely be
required, and he will have to go to the
Itogwre took Uve verdict of the Jury with
apparently cynical Indifference. As the
Jury filed into Uiotr swate he glanced fur
tively eJt thorn, but when Judge Wheelor
read the .verdict lie betrayed no motion
exnept to ttghten tbe grip of hla hands
on the eoft hat which he wan holding.
After the Jury had been polled he leaned
over and for a few minutes held an earnest,
whlsporcd conversation with his counsel,
As he was being lod from the court room
back to the Jail Rogers, as he pawed
through the court room door said: "Well,
It has Just begun," but what he meant by
this he did not explain, lie asked to be
permitted to light a cigarette before the
handcuffs were planed on him and , thin
Sheriff Canning readily granted. Rogers
lit the cigarette with a display of complete
Indifference and even smiled. As he re
entered the jail he turned to one of the
.deputies guarding him and exolalmed.
"Murder In the second degree," concluding
the remark with a alight laugh.
The verdict was reached by ' the Jury
about 13:30, but it took on hour to sum
mon and bring Judge Wheelor, the attor
neys Interested in the cane and the court
attaches to the court house. None of
Rogers' friends was In the court room
when the verdict was announced. Tn ad
dition to the court officials, attorneys and
tho officers, only a few newspaper men
An extra guard has been placed at the
county Jail, there being five men on duty
there at night and three during the day
time. Counsel for Rogers contend that the Jury
erred in bringing In a verdict of murder In
the seoond degreet Tne verdict, they Insist,
should have been guilty of murder tn the
first degree or acquittal, and that the find
ing of the Jury was a compromise verdict.
On this ground alone they say they expect
to get a new trial.
The statement that the punishment for
the crime of murder In the second degree Is
Imprlsoament at tbe discretion of the court,
the law fixing neither a maximum nor a
tntnlnnrm penalty, la erroneous. The law
. provides minimum sentence of ten years
in the penitentiary, but a persoa Convicted
6f this crime could be sentenced for life or
Any number of years not less than ten.
Jt Is stated that on the first ballot eight
Or the Jury were for a verdict of guilty
it Braider ra the first degree and that four
Were against' It but tn favor of a verdict
of g-nftty of murder tn the second degree,
tfbese four evidently brought the other
fefgfit around to their way of thinking.
Knfotns Mrs. Keellne.
Vast before Judge Thornell left the city
Saturday evening to spend Sunday with
bis family at Stdney he granted A. A.
Clark a temporary injunction restraining
ltfr. W. . C Keellne and her daughter,
Strs. Nellie Sautter, from trespassing on
E property known as "The Keellne Place"
Hast Broadway. W. C. Keellne some
te years ago sold this property to Clark
fcnd recently Mrs. Koellno brought suit to
, betve the deed set aside, she alleging that
, rfh was forced to sign ft through personal
, tear of her husband. Clark has been In
Jjossensiou Of the property for the last
three years, bt recently Mrs. Keellne and
her daughter sought to obtain possession
by renting a portion of the dwelling on
land from. Clark's tenant They re
fused to vacate, it Is alleged by Clark, and
claim to be In possefwlon of the prop-
The hearing on tbe application to
fnake the Injunction permanent has been
at for Saturday In the district court
Ogden Hotel Rooms, with or without
board; steam heat; free bath; public par
tor. after Omaha Isortaut s.
7orsey BurgeBs, one of the three Omaha
sportsmen charged with shooting at a
number of young lads of this city who were
scalping outside the enclosure at the recent
shooting tournament of the Omaha Oun
club at the grounds near the river, has been
made defendant In a 120.000 personal Injury
damage suit. The suit Is brought by Rob
ert Toung of J6JD West Broadway, engineer
at the waterworks company's pumping
station, on behalf of his son, who, It is al
leged, was shot In the face by Burgess.
Original notice of the suit was served on
Burgess by Constable Albertl.
W. D. Townsend. another prominent
member of the Omaha Oun club, has been
cited to appear before Justice Oar en Tues
day and answer to a charge of shooting
game birds in Pottawattamie county, Iowa,
without having first obtained the requisite
license, for which (10 la demanded. The
Information, against Townsend was filed
April 11 of last year by Deputy Fish and
Qame Warden E. C. Brown, but for some
reson or other the warrant has not been
Olsen Bros., plumbing, 700 B'way. TeL A4E8
Commercial Clob Chaagea.
It is likely that at the annual meeting
of the Commercial club on March 1 a move
ment to change the method of electing offi
cers will be made. Heretofore the clnb has
elected a board of fifty directors, which in
turn elected the officers. For some time
there has been more or less dissatisfaction
among the general members of the club,
It being claimed that they had practically
no voice In the affairs or administration of
tbe club. There will b a movement, it Is
Lock s Gun Smith
All kinds of repair
ing done. We fix
everything but broken
I. H. PETERSON,
420 W. Broadway.
Pearl 8V. OuencU bluffs. "Phone ft
said, to have the officers elected by the
Another sourre of dissatisfaction has re
sulted from the lnck of generul meeting
of the club and It will be suggested that
general meetings be held at least once a
month henceforth so that the general mem
bership may learn something of what Is
being done by the directors and executive
The present officers of the club are:
President, Victor K. Bender; vice presi
dents, Chris Jensen and W. H. Kimball;
treasurer, Hrnest K. Hart; executive com
mittee, H. H. Van Urunt, chairman; F. R.
Davis, C. W. McDonald, H. A. Qulnn and
H. W. Binder.
HBV. STARR STARTS O III. WORK.
New Hector of XI. Paul's Greeted by
a ISjrge CnnsrrKstlon.
Rev. H. W. Btarr, the new rector of St.
Paul's Episcopal church, delivered his In
troductory sermon yestorday morning to
a 'congregation which completely filled the
church. He took his text from the opening
verses of St. Paul's first epistle to the
Corinthians, "And I, brethren, when I
came unto you, came not with excellency
of speech or of wisdom, declaring unto
you the testimony of Ood. For I deter.
lined not to know anything among you
save Jesus Christ and Him crucified. And
I was with you In weakness and fear and
much trembling. And my speech and my
preaching was not with enticing words
of man's wisdom, but In demonstration of
the Spirit and of Power; that your faith
should not stand '-. Jin wisdom of man,
but in the power of Ood," saying in part:
The message of Christianity is not a
message of Jewlah learning or Greek wis
dom; not a lifeless code of morals, not a
hard and narrow system of doctrine, nor
merely an empty form of outward ap
pearance. It Is above everything else the
message of a person; of One Who adds to
the painful experience of men the Infinite
wisdom of Ood; of One Who has been
"touched with our Infirmities and there
fore knows all of human weakness: of
One Who has been tempted In all things
as we have been and yet remained without
sin; of One Who not only makes us realize
our guilt In the sight of Ood, but also
shows us a way of escape.
St. Paul preached what he had found in
his own experience to be true. He
preached with the power which came to
him from an Intense personal conviction of
a personal Bavior wno nan not oniy
"taken away the sins of the world," but
had saved even Paul himself from the
bondage and power of bis own sins. There
fore those who had hesrd him preach
could not but believe that Taul's Savior
was willing and able to save them too.
The natural man of today Is not much
different from the natural man of St.
Paul's own time. Art and philosophy and
fovernment have done even more for him
nan they were able to do for those who
heard St. Paul preach In Corinth nineteen
conturles ago. But our musuems of science
and art and our great libraries of human
learning have not of themselves been able
to free our lives frim sin or so transform
the conditions of human society that hon
esty and temperance and purity are the
most conspicuous chirneterlstlcs of our
highest civilisation. Htlll do men of the
same religious earnestness of St. Paul feel
the need of some personal power to give
to them a personal salvation from the
penalty and the power of sin; still does the
natural man need the message of the cru
cified Savior which Bt. Paul preached to
the people of Corinth; and still does the
message meet the need today whenever
It la preached as St. Paul preaohed It
it la with the confidence of this convic
tion which has been brought home to me
In my own experience that In bcsrln
nlng mv ministry as rector of this parish,
I have '"determined not to know anything
among you save Jesus Christ, and Him
N. T. Plumbing Co. Tel. 260; night, F 667.
The Bachelor Girls.
Saturday night's leaders were:
A lite Bell l,82a
Maggie Kahler.. 15,13
Cora Oretser 14.812
Lixxle McCreary. 14.196; Anna Wack, 13.B2S;
Kate Oroneweg, 11.028; Lena Datchler, 10,-
and others. As the contest closes one
week from tonight the voting from now
on will be lively. A vote in given with
every cent's worth at DeLong's.
Hafer sells lumber. Catch the Idea?
Honrs at the Poatofllee.
These hours wilt prevail today at the
post office: Stamp window, general delivery
window and money order dopartment will
be open from 8:30 until U a. m. Carriers
will make but one delivery, leaving the
postofflce at 9 a. m. There will be a busi
ness collection made In the afternoon, car
riers leaving the postofflce at 1 p. m.
The carriers on rural free delivery routes
will make no delivery.
Plumbing and heating. Blxby & Boa
Davis sells drugs.
I.efTert's glasses fit.
Stockert sells carpets.
The Faust cigar, 6 cents.
A store for men "Reno's."
The city council will meet In adjourned
regular session Tuesday evening.
Miss Blanche Arkwrlght ts In Chicago
taking a course in ceramic work.
Today will be the last day for filing suits
for the term of United States court which
will open here March 8.
Beginning today services will ' be held
evarv afternoon In Bt. Paul's Episcopal
church at 4:$t) o'clock until Good Friday.
The remains of Hans Delttmvr, who died
last Friday at St. Bernard's hospital, were
taken yesterday to Mlnden, la., for burial.
There will be a special meeting this even
ing of Star chapter. No. 47. Royal Arch
Masons, for work In the murk master's
C. A. Wiley, assistant cashier of the
First National bank, la confined to his
home with a severe attack of inflammatory
William Moore, who Is seriously 111 with
neuralgia of the heart, was reported to
be somewhat Improved yesterday. Mrs.
Moore and two daughters are home from
Fred Johnson, chief clerk at the post
offlce, left last evening for Hot Springs,
Ark., where he will spend his annual vaca
tion. He will be accompanied by Hon.
Thomas Bowman, and they expect to be
gone about three weeks.
The Ladles' Aid society of St. Paul's
church will meet this afternoon at the"
residence of Mrs. C. E. Price, 219 South
Seventh street. St. Agnes' guild will meet
Tuesday at the home of Mrs. 11 A.
Qulnn on Oakland avenue.
An Informal reception will be held Tues
day evening at the residence of Mr. and
Mrs. Emmet Tlnley, 112 South Seventh
street, to enable the members and friends
of Bt. Paul's Episcopal church to meet
the new rector, Rev. H. . Btarr, and
Judge Wheeler will return to Avoca thU
murnlng to wind up the business of the
present term of district court. The term at
Red Oak was scheduled to open Tuesday
but Judge Wheeler has postponed it one
werk In order that he may continue the
court at Avoca another week.
At a recent meeting of the executive
committee ot the Southwestern Iowa Mod'
ern Woodmen of America Logrolling asso
elation It was decided to hold the annual
logrolling at Oakland on August 4. Oeorge
Bchtllg of Oakland has been elected sec
retary and treasurer of the association
vice Chris Krlngle of Atlantic, resigned.
Doa'l leash All night.
Restful sleep follows use of Pr. King's
New Discovery, the best lung cure In the
world. No cure, no pay. We, $100. For
sale by Kuhn 4 Co.
Auction: aucuob: Auction!
Go to Adler s auction sale of unredeemed
- 4V S, Cvr. Utb and Faxnaia at
ADVICE AS TO THE SCHOOLS
itate Superintendent1 Barrett Eta'ei Hit
Position on Varioci Subjects.
COMES OUT STRONG FOR UNIFORMITY
Minimum Standards that Mhonld Re
Observed by All School Boards
Desires of the Com m Isslo n at
tbe Ki posit ton.
(From a Staff Corroapmidont.)
DKS MOINES. Feb. 21. ( Special. )-Prof.
J. F. RIkks. superintendent of public In
struction, has Just sent out a circular let
ter of gret Importance to the school direc
tors In Iowa, In which ho outlines some of
the features of the work he desires to make
most conspicuous during his term of office.
He states that there are certain minimum
standards that should be maintained In all
schools, since the children In one district
are entitled to as good school privileges as
are provided for those In another district.
There should be practical uniformity
throughout the state In the matter of the
lnngth of the school year, In the Intelligent
supervision of school buildings and tn the
oare and Judgment exercised tn the selec
tion of teachers. Specifically In regard to
these various matters the state superin
The Length of the School Year In- this
state the prevailing school year In nine
months, usually divided Into three terms
fall, winter and spring, the terms not nec
essarily of equal length. The fact that tho
average time the schools of Iowa were In
session last year was eight months indi
cates that many schools were In session an
unreasonably short period. I beg to urge
upon your attention the advisability of
making your school year nine months if
priBwoie, or ai icaat eight months.
In districts having but a few children of
school age It will often be advisable for the
board, with the consent of the county
superintendent, to temporarily close the
school and transport the children to an ad
Joining district '
Supervision of School Buildings The
school board should provide for the em
ployment of a competent person to put the
school grounds and nuthulldlngs In proper
condition and to thoroughly clenn the
floors, walls and desks of the schoolroom a
few days before the opening of each term
of school and should pay for this swrvloe
from the contingent fund. The director
should then personally Inspect the school
room ana nuintuiaings that he may satisfy
himself that they are In good condition.
Superintendents report that vt-rv mnnv out
buildings connected with the schools
throughout the state are nithv and repul
sive. The Interests of life, health and de
cency require that greater attention be
priven to this Important part of school
Employment of Teachers The most Im
portant and at tho same time the most
difficult duty directors have to perform is
the employment of teachers. This ciutv
should, as a rule, be performed by the full
board. The board should, where practica
ble, employ teachers for tho full school
year, beginning with the fall term. While
the contract should he made for the full
year. It In advisable for hoards. In the case
of untried and Inexperienced teachers, to
reserve the right to terminate the contract
at the close of the first term If the teach
er's service has not proved satisfactory to
I earnestly recommend that you deter
mine the salary you will pay for the year
and make It a matter of record. It Is quite
customary to pav JR or $10 per month more
to a teacher holding a two years' certificate
than to one holding a low grade certificate.
This policy Is heartily recommended. A
fixed purpose on your part to pay liberal
salaries will attract many applicants and
make It possible for you to select capable,
I.lhrarv Your attention In called to the
provisions of the library law. Thin law Is
mandatory. Your school treasurer is re
quired to withhold for the purchase of li
brary books 5 cents for each person of
school age In your school corporation, and
a larger amount (up to the limit of 15
cents) If directed by the hoard.
School boards have very generally pom
piled fully with the provisions of thin law.
Vour attention Is now called to the neces
sity of Installing book cases or other means
for tho protection of the books where such
provision has not been made.
Tho report of the special committee In
the appropriations for the Iowa exhibit
I at St. Louis contained a statement of the
amdunts appropriated previously for each
of the departments and the amounts asked.
The commission had $126,000 and asked
$110,716 more. The committee recommended
$20,000 more and has introduced a bill to
Cummins Gets First Delegation.
The Winnebago county convention was
held In Forest City Saturday and It gave
the first victory to Governor Cummins and
his friends tn the pending state fight. The
situation was peculiar. The party ma
chinery was In the hands of opponents of
Governor Cummins and they called a con
vention early. B. A. Plummer, a wealthy
banker, came out for candidate for con
gress and desired to control the entire
convention, and It was understood that if
successful a Blythe delegation would be
selected to the state convention. Then C.
A. Olsen , came out for district delegate
on a platform endorsing the governor.
The case of State Treasurer Gllbertson
was also Involved as the endorsement of
Plummer would have been taken , as a
defeat for him In his home county. Yes-
terlay the convention selected n delegation
to the state convention Instructed for
Olsen, the Cummins man, and a delegation
to the congressional convention without
reference to Plummer and not Instructed
for anybody. The convention also strongly
endorsed President Roosevelt, making spe
clul mention of his attitude toward the
trusts and combines, and endorsed Gov
ernor Cummins and his public utterances,
especially his defense of the republicans of
Iowa and the republican state platform on
reciprocity, making mention of his efforts
on behalf of reciprocal arrangements with
Canada, and also endorsed State Treasurer
Glloertson for another term.
Will t'se KnoxTtlle Buildings.
The legislature will establish the asylum
for Inebriates at Knoxvllle, making use of
the state property there for that purpose.
The senate committee on public health has
endorsed the measure and it will carry
an appropriation of about $1:2.000 for the
purpose. The buildings erected for the
blind home will be used and additional
land will be secured for the usa'of Inebri
ates. The bill meets the approval of the
residents of Knoxvllle, who have been seek
ing to have a State Normal school estab
lished there, but have now became recon
ciled to the plan of having the drunks har
bored with them.
Deaf School Rlght-of-Way.
When the senate meets on Monday a com
mittee will report In favor of granting to
the Council Bluffs. Tabor & Southern rail
road the right-of-way through the state
ground at the deaf school. This Is the
measure by and through which it ts hoped
there will be easy communication by trolley
wKh Council Bluffs from the state deaf
school. The bill was recommended In com
mittee yesterday and will be pushed
through the senate without objection.
Ames Selects Debaters.
AMES. Ia.. Feb. 21 (Speclal.)-The final
debate was held Saturday evening at the
Iowa State college to select the debaters
that will represent that Institution In the
Intercollegiate debate with Drake univer
sity that Ii to be held In Des Moines early
In May. Tbe following were selected: R.
K. Bliss, Ralph t'ollete, F. 8. Guthrie and
N. B. Carver cs alternate. The team that
Is to represent Ames will be drilled by
Prof. B. II. Hlhbnrd of the department of
economics and by Prof. O. H. Cessna of
the history department. '
Make Changes at Ames.
AMES, la., Feb. a. (Special.) The Board
of Trustees of tho Iowa State college at
their meeting here passed measures to rec
ognise tho departments of history, eco
nomics and civics an a separate college
of tho Institution hereafter. At rresent
Prof. O. H. Cessna Is at the head of the
history department, and Trof. B. H. lllb
bard Is at the brad of the department of
economics. Both men are specialists In
their wo.-k and strong courses are given,
Including seminary work. Tho department
of civics was created at this meeting of
the Board of Trustees, and with the his
tory and economics department will form
the new college. Rx-Superlntendent of
Schools Richard C. Barrett was elected to
the chair of civics. Tho board also In
creased the salary of Prof. A. Marston of
the civil engineering department from $2,000
to $2,500 per year. Pmf. Marston had re
ceived a good offer from another Iowa In
stitution, but the board decided to meet
the offer In order to retain Prof. Marston
In the engineering department at the Iowa
AMERICA TAKESJflOST HONORS
Official Report of French Government
Relating to Paris Expo
sition. NEW YORK, Feb. 21. Tho official report
of the French government relating to the
Paris exposition of 1P00 shown that this
country carried off the honors at tho expo
sition. The awards accorded to exhibit
ors of tho Fnlted -States were 2,379; Oer
many, 1.9S1; Great Britain, 1.W55; Russia,
1.7M; Hungary, 1,351 ; Jupan, 1,307; Austria,
875, and a number of smaller nations or
lesser Importance. Thin country's awards
comprised 221 grand prizes, B(B gold medals,
726 silver medals, B29 bronie medals and 341
honorable mentions. '
Raising Money for School.
SIOITX FALI8, S. D.. Feb. 21. (Special.)
Good progress is being made by a local
committee to which was delegated the duty
of raising the sum of $10,000, which Is to
be Sioux Falls' donation toward the con
struction of a new $40,000 building which
In to be erected by the Lutheran Normal
school In this city. tTp to this time nearly
$7,000 hnn been pledged. If the school in
to bo retained by Sioux Falls, the entire
$10,000 must be raised by March 1 next.
The committee Is confident It will succeed
In securing the remaining $3,000.
The Worst Cold
Is quickly cured by Chamberlain's Cough
Remedy. It acts on nature's plan, relieves
the lungs, aids expectoration, opens the
secretions, allays the cough and effects a
speedy and permanent cure. Thousands
have testified to its superior excellence.
FORECAST OF THE WEATHER
Fair Monday In Nebraska, with Snow
In Northwest and Warmer In
WASHINGTON, Feb. 21.-Forecast:
For Nebraska Fair Monday; Tuesday
partly cloudy, with probably snow In the
northwest portion and warmer In east por
tion. For Iowa Fair ' Monday and much
colder In central and eustern portion; Tues
day fair and not soebld.
' For Illinois Fair ',and colder Monday,
with a cold wave tin the north and cen
tral portions; Tuesday fair; fresh to brisk
west to north winds.
For Kansas Fair Monday; fair and
warmer In the east portion.
For North Dakota Increasing cloudiness
and not so cold Monday, followed by snow
In the western portion; Tuesday snow ex
cept fair and colder In the northwestern
For South Dakota Partly cloudy and
warmer Monday; snow at night or Tues
day. For Missouri Snow Monday and much
colder In east portion; Tuesday warmer in
For Wyoming Fair and warmer In east,
rain or snow in west portion Monday;
Tuesday fair, except in the northwest, and
colder In west portion.
For Montana Rain or snow In west and
snow in east portion; Monday warmer;
Tuesday fair except snow In the northwest
portion and colder In north and west por
tions. Local neeord.
OFFICE OF 7 HE WEATHER BUREAU
OMAHA. Feb. 21. Ofttclal record of tem
perature and precipitation compared with
the corresponding day of the past three
1904. 1903. 1902. 1901.
Maximum temperature... 22 32 41 22
Minimum temierature. .. lti 12 19 14
Mean temperature 19 22 30 18
Precipitation T .00 .00 T
Record of temperature and precipitation
at Omaha for this day since March 1,
Normal temperature 26
Deficiency for the day 7
Deficiency since March 1 96
Normal precipitation OS Inch
Delii lency for the day 03 Inch
Total rainfall since Murch 1....32.W Inches
Excess Bince March 1 1.48 Inches
Deticlencv for cor. period. iwa... .97 Inch
Deficiency for cor. period, 1!2 6.69 Inches
Reports from Stations at 7 P. M.
: 5 : o
R ; s i
: 3 :
I 16 221 T
21' 26 .00
84 4o! .00
801 341 .00
44 1 46, .02
26 1 34 .00
Oi 4 .00
121 10 .00
26' 30 .22
32 S2I .26
6! 221 .01
20 2a; .04
261 3u' .00
- '- 4) T
24 i 2S, .02
2 01 .00
60! 60' .00
CONDITION OF THE
v alentine, clear
North Platte, pert cloudy.
Salt Iike City, cloudy
Rapid City, clear
St. Willis, cloudy
St. Paul, part cloudy
Kansas City, clear
T Indicates trace of precipitation.
Indicates below xero.
L. A, WEIJH, Forecaster.
There' not enough differ
ence in price to justify you
buying imitation. Five
kind of Webbach mantle
15. 20.25. 30.35c
WrV f 1 1 1 1 1 IWWWV
This Shield ESjiVs, IK Bo, '
S It wriSSACn II
EMPIRE OF NEGUS HESELIK
Comal General (skinner Makes Eii Beport
of Extraordinary Trip.
NEW AND STRANGE SEEDS ARE COLLECTED
Possible Ceffre Plant Can Be Culti
vated la West and Rxperlmeats '
to that End Will Be
WASHINGTON, Feb. Jl.-How the United
States has come Into trade relations with
a noweectlon containing millions of people
in briefly and modestly told In the report
to Mr. Loom Is. the assistant secretary of
state, of Robert P. Skinner the American
consul general at Marseilles, France, on
Ills highly successful special mission to
Abysilnia lust November for the purpose
of negotiating with King Menellk a trade
treaty and to collect Information about the
commercial resources of that country.
As a result of this mission Mr. Skinner
negotiated a treaty which, tf. acceptable,
will secure for the United States the most
favored nation privileges In Ethiopia and
will guarantee to American cltliens and
merchandise immunity from discrimination
of rates on all public roads and lines of
In addition, Mr. Skinner prevailed on
King Menellk to accept an Invitation for
his country to participate In the St. Louis
exposition and preliminary arrangements
for a comprehensive exhibit st St. Louis
have been made. The king will send dur
ing the coming summer a commission of
distinguished and representative men who
will have charge of the exhibit. Mr. Skin
ner, after narrating these facts, says:
Acting on behalf of the Agricultural de
pnrtmint, I hsve Becured a collection of
the seeds of the more Important crops pe
culiar to Ethiopia, a number of which may
be found valuable In the exploitation of
the uncultivated western lands of the
United Slates now being made available by
the extension of our Irrigation system.
I have also In hand material for a report
on the agricultural resources of Abyssinia.
The Agricultural department particularly
desired to secure a collection of wild coffee
seeds for experimental purposes. These
COIlM lint (.A nhtalnd Atrnir mv vlalt H,t
have been ordered and ultimately will be
forwarded. Such a collection could be
found only In Kaffa, a remote province,
access to which Involves a long and ex
The experts of the Agricultural depart
ment have a theory that the degeneration
of the modern coffee plantation Is due to
the fact that coffee culture has been baaed
on seed originally Imported from Arabia
and that by getting back to the wild coffee
plant, the habitat of which Is the province
of Kaffa. a new variety may be created,
the value of which will be Incalculable.
My endeuvor to obtain a pair of large sebrns
for cross breeding purposen was also In
vain. Those animals are exceedingly rare
and difficult to capture alive. I have left
Instructions, however. In regard to this
matter and trust to be able to supply two
of these animals some time tn the future.
The presence of the mission In Ethiopia
haa had the effect of turning attention to
the United States as a probable source of
supply for many manufactured articles for
which an expanding market Is certain to
result upon the completion of the railway
and as a probable consuming market for
such products as may be available for ex
port. Mr. Skinner records In detail his expedi
tion to Abyssinia from the time he left
New York on October 8 up to the day on
which he set sail, January 15. He calls
attention to the prompt facilities which the
French government offered for the progress
of tho expedition.
Splendor of Ethiopian Court.
Mr. Skinner gives this picturesque de
scription of his reception by the emperor:
Two hours after coming, accompanied bv
M. Chefneux (counselor of state), the mis
sion set out for the Aderach, or seat of
government, accompanied by an Ethiopian
escort of 8.000 men, under the command of
a distinguished general. Although our re
ception at ilarrar had not been devoid of
military pomp we were astonished and our
appreciation of the picturesque gratified
by the first glimpse of Ethiopian troops
upon a ceremonial occasion.
Arrayed In gorgeous silks and satins
with lion and leopard skin mantels, gold
and silver plated bucklers, carrying lances
from which floated the national colors,
mounted upon spirited horses, they gal
loped Into formation, the order of which
was an apparent disorder, a scene as In-
Other exceptional features are
The Pardon of Becky Day
A Plain Statement about Russia and Japan -
A Story of Tibet - - - . .
A Story of the American Soldier ...
A 35-Cent Magazine
deserlhshls as It wss memorable. A band ,
of shew players herslded our coming with '
weird music which has not changed since ,
the fall of Jericho.
At the palace of Ottehl our escort fell
back snd the mission, always accompanied
by the marines snd bluejnckets. proceeded
through a series of courtyards and after
receiving a salute from a company of 2i
native artillerymen under the command of
an European officer and a further snlnle
of twenty-one guns In honor of the Unlte.l
States, we entered the Aderach. an audi
ence chamber of cathedral-like proportions
The emperor sat upon bis throne sur
rounded by hln more Important advisers,
representing the administrative depart
ments, tho Judiciary, the army and the
church. Hack of tho two rows of pillars
supporting the roof were massed several
thousand of tbe loading people of the
Addie-Abahn, All In holiday regulta. Our
reception was cordial, but formal.
Lions for the President.
For nine days M. Skinner wan In con
ference with the emperor and his chiefs
of state. At the farewell audience the
emperor received the entire expedition and
bestowed decorations upon all the officers
of the mission and presented medals to
the marines. To Mr. Skinner the emperor
gave two young lions and a pair of ele
phant tusks, together with a personal tet
ter of friendship and good will addressed
to the president, which He gave a testi
monials of his friendship and good will to
the United States.
FISH BUILD A SNUG NEST
Denlsen o gsvrgsvsso Sea Protects
Itself Against Its Native
Nature seems to have endowefl the mar
bled angler, a fish abounding In the sar
gasso sea, with the Instinct of self-protection.
This fish In one of the poorest
swimmers In the waters and consequently
spends most of tts life moving slowly about
on the bottom among corals, seaweed, etc.,
which these fishes closely resemble In
color snd outline. They cling, too, to the
floating masses of sargnssum weed with
their peculated fins, and the color-markings
of the fish closely resemble the weed
Itself. Not only does this weed thus fur
nish a home for this species, but the fish
actually constructs a nest from It, and
therein deposits Its eggs.
One of these nests found In connection
with the Haseler expedition tn 1871, was de
The History of One of Many of Such Cases that I
I believe that Ner
yiui Prostration Ii
one of tha most in
1 1 d iou s diseases
known to medical
science. It is the :e
alt of an over
strained condition of
tbe nerves, or Impure
blood, or a combina
tion of both, and nsn
allr shows itself after
manv months, and
possibly yoars of
If your blood Is ont of order, or If your
Dkrvet are deranged you will find that your
stomach does not act as it thould, and you
wil! be Uonbled with painful Indigestion;
yo'ur liver also will fail to respond in a man
ner that Nat are Intended It to, your kidney
likewise win become diseased.
II of tali means that poisonous secretions
are being stored np in tbe body which affect
every part of tbe system, and a general feel
ing of weakness and debility becomes more
apparent from day to day, until such a suf
ferer becomes a complete broken-down ner
vous wreck. When this stare it reached It is
only a step further to an insane asy iuin, or to
a miserable death from nervous exhaus
There Is no need of getting in '.hit rondl
tlon, but if one does get in it, there is no
reason wby tbey should not be made
I have cared by the use of my Dr. Kar's
Renovator, hundreds of nervous wrecks.
Following Is one of the cases. Mis II- M.
1 60 Pages of Reading
for 1 5 Cents
BUSS MX, PUBLISH 8 R, 3 WEST J9TH
scribed as consisting cf a round mams of
sargnssum about the site of two fists rolled
up tog-thrr. To all appearances It was
made of nothing but this gulf weed, the
hes a iid leaves of which were, how-
evidently knit together and not
merely tangled Into a roundish mass, far
though some of the loaves and branches
bung loose from the 'nest It became at
once visible that tho bulk of the ball was
held together by threads trending In every
direction among the seaweed. By close
observation It became apparent that this
mass of seawwd was a "nest, the central
part of which mas bound up tn the form
of a ball, with several loose branches ex
iendlng In various directions, by means ot
which the whole was kept floating. On
still closer examination the nest above
described was found tn bo fult of eggs,
which were scattered throughout tho whole
Nature ban thus afforded a safe asylum
for theee somewhat helpless fishes, whose
eutaneous filaments, which are plentifully
provided on the belly, around tbe month
and on the dorsal spina, so nearly re
semMo the wood Itself that predaosons
fishes doubtless fall to recognise tbe living
animals and thus the tatter escape exter
mination. Maryland's Kew Senator.
Believing that half the peragTaphers tn
the crsintry will now Jump at the ohanre.
we roepectfullj offer for general nss the
following playe cm the name of Maryland's
new United States eematnrt
Rayner snow; also Rayner shine.
When tsador not a, eto.
Tho new senator from Maryland Iaador
able, Rlrner one who reigns.
Reiner one who holds the reins,
lisy? He titl Baltimore News.
elect "He for "agar Factory.
OARLAND, Wyo.. Feb. St. lSpecU.1.)
Apostln Abram O. Woodruff of the Mor
mon church, accompanied by James Aus
tin of tbe Utah Sugar company, has been
here for the purpose of selecting the site
for a sugar factory, which will be built the
coming summer. Beets are to lie planted
thin spring, and the plant wilt be ready
for the fnll crop. The factory will msrolve
an outlay of $W0,O00, and It will be the
first sugar factory tn Wyoming.
Dames, 37 Medford St., Medford, Mass., tarsi
" It would be difficult for me to describe
my suffering for three yesrt before taking
Dr. Kay's Renovator. Several physicians
r renounced my case Nervout Prostration,
had many bad symptoms, became very
tnln, and lost nearly all of my hair. My
stomach caused me to snffer greatly. Sev
eral icysidans failed to relieve me. Dr.
Kay't Keno' aor has cuted me. It would be
impossible for me to exaggerate my case, or
tbe benefits I have received."
Remember that my Kenvvator was per
fected after vnany yean of study and care.
It ts a prescription that I have used with
great b access and gratification to myself, and
has been the cause of happiness and good
health to thousands. If yon are suffering
from any of the symptoms I have mentioned
it Is yoarduty to yourself and yonr family te
take yourself in baud. Go to your druggist
and ask for Dr. Kay't Renovator. Do not
let him put you off with anything else. If
be bat not got it, write to roe. I will tend
you a sample free so that you can begin
treatment at once, and at the same time I
will give yon prices for the remedy, to that
yon may forward me the necessary nm to
effect a permanent and cneedy cure. To all
people Unit writing to me I will also give the
benefit of my past experience In tbe way of
my professions! advice absolutely free.
Please remember that if this interest! yon
I would like to have all letters addressed to
Dr. B. J. Kay, c-o The Dr. B. J. Medical
Company, 24 Clinton St., Saratoga Springs,
N. Y and I will see that they are promptly -
answered sad considered in every way cou
by John Fox, Jr.
by Frederick McCormick
by Albert Kinross
by Rufus F. Zogbaum
At All Newsdealers
OT., N. V.
Powered by Open ONI