I At Swords' Points; j
I A SOLDIER. OF THE R.HINE.
X By ST. GEOR.GE RATHDORNE
Copyright, by Stout & Smith. Now York.
CnAPTEU XII (Continued.)
Three against ono Is always heavy
odds, even when the lone Individual Is
built In heroic mold, and Paul was not
averse to calling for assistance from
such a source.
60 ho strolled up and down, nursing
a cigar and keeping close to tho lino
A singular thing happened, which
gave Paul cause for much speculation
Glancing down the lino, he saw a
woman's head projected suddenly from
the window of a flrst-class carriage.
It was bo quickly withdrawn, and
somehow he was under the Impression
that the sight of him so near at hand
had been the cause of its disappear
More than this, Rhlnelander was al
most ready to take his oath that he
had seen something familiar about the
In fact, ho had good cause to bellevo
the party was no other than tho Coun
When ho walked slowly past tho
compartment ho found tho shade
drawn down and all dark within, so
that he could discover no confirmation
of his suspicion.
At any rate, it gave him food for
He really needed something of the
sort to take his mind away from his
troubles, which at times threatened to
All aboard again, and they were oft.
Paul saw no reason to regret his lit
tle saunter, since, besides giving him
an opportunity to enjoy a good cigar
in the open air, it had also settled his
convictions regarding his fellow trav
elers, and at the same time opened his
eyes to the possible presence of tho
Several times, from tho adjoining
compartment, had come the sound of a
.gruff laugh, and there was something
-very familiar about its genial nature,
though Paul could not manage to Just
Ho wondered whether these men
meant him ill or if he had drawn large
ly upon his imagination in thinking so.
They appeared to have settled down
and were all locked in Morpheus' arms
somehow tho air seemed to grow
heavier, and Paul's resistance of less
avail, until finally, halt way between
midnight and dawn, ,ho crossed the
borderland of sleep. "
In Duranco Vile.
Perhaps half an hour had elapsed,
when tho stout Teuton merchant raised
his head and with eager eyes surveyed
tho corner where Paul was sprawled
Convinced that everything was pro
pitious, ho gave tho foot of tho young
er tourist' a sudden kick that brought
the scholar erect at once.
Tho merchant pointed and grinned,
whereppon the other arose and ap
proached Paul, who still slept on, ut
terly unconscious of Impending woe.
They seized upon tho American.
Paul struggled desperately alas! he
was taken at such disadvantage that
he found himself almost powerless
against these men.
One had a knee upon his chest and
was choking him, while the other
gathered his hands together and pro
ceeded to tie them in a most ignomi
When this had been accomplished
they suffered Paul to rise, which he
did with alacrity, at tho same time
demanding to know what such an in
dignity meant, and threatening them
with all manner of punishment when
their destination was reached.
But all that had no effect, so Paul
lay back in his corner and thought
Again that laugh in tho adjoin
Like a flash it came to him where ho
had heard that cheery sound before.
It was tho English surgeon who had
stood at his back In the student duel,
and whose words of genuine sympathy
and good luck he could distinctly re
member. What would not the big
Briton do to the pretended keepers
once he was let loose among them?
Then Paul considered that tho Eng
lishman might fall him might prove
a myth, after all so ho set about to
free himself from his bonds.
It was hard work, but at last how
he breathed a sigh of relief when the
stretched bonds fell oft his wrists.
Free again, thank heaven! and ere
ho would allow those Ignominious
cords to bo again wrapped about hlf
arms be would die.
Now, to lay hold of tho weapon.
Steady! one of the fellows was eye
ing him In a suspicious manner, and
it would not do to let the game be dis
covered at this stage.
As tho man rose from his seat and
drew back the traveling rug, tho Am
erican struck him with all his force,
at the same time springing to his feet.
He reached now for the firearm.
Tho situation took a sudden turn,
however, from the plan of campaign
which he had laid out, for just at this
interesting moment thero came several
shrill pipings from the motor ahead,
then a crash, and a tremendous up
heaval that betokened a serious acci
dent on the road; and, of course, Paul
found no Immediate use for his little
A smash-up on the railway la seri
ous enough at any time, but It seems
to possess an added horror when ono
Is so situated that tho freedom of limbs
Rhlnolandcr felt tho carrla" i vio
lently uphenvo, then toss to tho right
and left ns It in the grasp of a hurri
cane. All manner of horrible- sounds burst
upon his care, very nearly deafening
Then came a tremendous crash, fol
loweu by a shock.
When ho crawled out from tho
wreck ho found qulto enough to en
gage his attention In rescuing thoso
less fortunato than himself from tho
Ono good turn this accident did Paul
ho was free from the unwelcome at
tentions of tho men who had watched
him so closely, and who had boon tak
ing drastic measures to' got him into
their power, at the time tho smaBh oc
curred. Just then Paul heard a volco from
close by, a volco that calmly begged
assistance, a volco that showed no
trace of fear or alarm.
Ho know It belonged to tho English
man, and with all speed he made
for tho spot, eager to render Sir Noel
what help ho could.
No doubt tho other was surprised to
hear an English voice address him,
but under tho conditions he did not
ask any explanation until his limbs
had been extricated from their pre
dicament "Any serious damage, Sir Noel?"
asked Paul, seeing tho other make a
"Thank heaven, I havo como out
better even that I might havo expect
ed. A beastly piece of business, isn't
it? But you seem to know me wo
havo met somewhere I am glad to
shako your hand and thank you for tho
help you gave."
As ho did so, he leaned forward, en
deavoring to seo Paul's face.
"I am Paul Rhlnelandor wo met
under peculiar conditions at Heidel
berg," Paul said, quietly.
The big Briton squeezed his hand
"By Jove! You cut out some brave
work for us thirteen stitches, my boy,
It took to cover that fellow's cheek. A
rare mark he'll carry for life. Glad
to meet you again, doubly glad to bo
under obligations. But I may be the
only doctor at hand. Seo you later,
Ho hurried off to where a fire was
burning, and in which quarter thoy
were carrying tho injured as fast as
rescued from the wreck.
Just then a shriek from feminine
lunga somewhere in the distance re
minded Paul of what he had seen.
Was the Countess Almeo on the
train, as he had somo reason to be
lieved Ho hurried to tho carriage
where he remembered having seen her,
but when he looked tho nest was
A man with a lantern rendered him
somo assistance, since by tho aid of
tho light ho discovered certain articles
In the snug nest so recently occupied
by a lady as served to provo her iden
tity. Then his suspicions wore not over
drawn, and she had been tho genius
whose hand manipulated the strings
by which he had been trapped.
Tho accident had, unfortunately,
taken place at a lonely part of tho
road and this assistance could hardly
come before dawn.
Curiosity caused Paul to draw closer
to the fire and survey the groups near
He was searching for the countess,
and though the women were hardly In
a condition to appear presentable, still
Paul believed ho could have recognized
the adventuress In any guise.
To his surprise he failed to discover
her! Then he turned to make inquir
ies of Sir Noel, and In this way dis
cover the truth; but before ho reach
ed tho doctor, the female assistant,
who was flitting about like an angel
of mercy, binding up wounds and car
rying water to parched Hp3, came be
tween his eyes, and the blazing Are,
and Paul was stunned to discover in
this tender-hearted sister of charity
tho woman he had looked upon as a
cold-blooded adventuress, Countess
Tho sight of tho countess in tho rolo
of charity gave Paul a queer sensation
he had Been her rope 14 the dupes In
ParlB, men with titles and fortunes
falling into her net galore, but this
was a new feature which he had never
dreamed could exist in her nature.
It only went to show that she was
a woman after all, with a tender heart
beneath tho exterior perhaps, had
fortune been more kindly in surround
ing her with luxury she might have
been a blessing rather than a curse to
At any rate Paul found himself con
doning her faults and feeling more
charitably disposed toward her.
She had seen and recognized him,
and instantly came to his side.
"The doctor told me you were un
hurt," she said, and he knew then
that his safety had been upon her
mind while she worked.
"I regret to tell you that ono of your
friends has vanished and the other has
a broken leg possibly you have found
him yonder," he romnrked.
Sho did not blush at all, but simply
"Yes, I have attendod to him. He
groans horribly and has not the nerve
of a child. No doubt you condemn me.
for using such heroic measures to
accomplish my purposo, but I am a be
liever in the ndago that tho end justi
fies tho means. You know that which
may ruin mo should It coma out, and I
am , surely at liberty to defend my
self. Besides I had other reasons for
Paul know what alio meant, and his
old fcollng of repulsion camo back.
Such determination appalled him
was it possiblo to cscapo from tho
clutches of this wonderful woman
onco sho set her mind upon his cap
ture? A less stubborn man might have
yielded to what he was pleased to call
tho inevitable, but Paul was saved
from this fato by tho memory of a
Though Hildcgardo might bo lost to
him forever, ho could not forget the
charm of that modest blush which sig
naled tho condition of her heart to
By that memory he was ready to
Btecr his craft, whether dire disaster
or tho favoring winds of fortune over
"My vlBlt to Berlin," ho said, "is one
of pure defense, but In clearing the
Innocent it will bo necessary to place
tho blame Just where it bolongs. You
understand what that means. Ger
many Is no place for you, Countess,
and If you aro as wise as I tako you
to bo you will pass over the border
without much delay."
She looked at him strangely.
"I "am unablo to qulto fathom the
motivo that Influences you to warn
me. I had Imagined that you hated
me," she said, Hlowly.
"Not that, Countess; not that 1
only regretted that I was unablo to re
turn tho unfortunato regard you ex
pressed for me. A man can not force
his heart to act that is, beyond his
"Then, In spite of my work, you say
you have not despised me, Paul?" with
a vein of eagerness In her voice.
"I am afraid I was beginning to
when suffering tho indignities youi
agents chose to heap upon me; but at
I saw you ministering to these pooi
suffering wretches all that passed
away. I would not havo harm como tc
"Then turn back to Heidelberg."
"I have too much at stako to do that
Come what will I shall go to Berlin.''
"Thero Is war in sight"
"I know It, and perhaps I may be
given an opportunity to seo some ac
tion. In my present frame of mind
nothing would suit mo better."
She lookod troubled.
"Surely you would not tako up arms
against my beloved Franco?"
"You forget that German blood flow
ed in the veins of my forefathers
And, In truth, I am utterly indifferent
as to tho cause that takes mo to thi
field, since it is only the excitement o!
battlo that I desire."
"You grieve me very much, Mon
sieur. I would see you fighting for th
lilies of France with the keenest oi
pleasure. Perhaps a commission "
"Do not mention It Remember,
Countess, I have given you ampli
warning of my intentions onco I react
tho capital. If you aro wise you will
vanish immediately. At any rate, 1
shall not hold myself in blamo shouK
something unpleasant happen to show
you tho Interior of a gloomy Germar.
"Have no fear. I am well able U
look out for myself. Perhaps I hav
influential frionds closer to tho thron
than you may suspect"
Sho was called away at this Junc
ture by Sir Noel, who had need of hei
valuablo asslstanco in binding up 1
A remarkable woman!
Yes. Paul was compelled to ac
knowledge that he had never met noi
heard of her equal. Ho hoped' hi
would never see tho Countess again;
but fato willed otherwise, as futun
events would prove.
His next concern was to reach Ber
lin. (To be continued.)
MEMBERS OF SAORED OOLLEQE.
Italians Havo Majority In Selecting 1
The sacred collego enters on th
new year so nearly complete as tc
mark a new record. The plenum ii
seventy, and there aro now sixty-sb
red hats, with heads under them, it
ono may so express it, which leavei
little or no margin, as it is a tradi
tion to leave the number of tho prlncej
of the church Incomplete. At tho be
ginning of 1900 there wero only fifty
six; during tho year two havo died
and twelve have been created. Durini
the twenty-four years of Leo XIII.'i
pontificate no fewer than 137 cardinal!
have died. Recently tho sacred collegt
was so reduced as to have only fifty
one members, and was re-enforced bj
only one consistory by the creation ol
twelve cardinals, who substantial!
modified that Institution, and who wll
have a notable influence on the elec
tion of a new pope, says the Pall Mai
Tho proportion of foreign and Italiai
princes of tho church, which until re
cent years had been kept about equal
Is now, however, much altered, th
Italians being in the majority. In fact
tho sacred collego is at present com'
posed of forty Italians and twenty
six of other nations; of these sever
are French, six Austro-Hungarlan, on
Portuguese, one Belgian, one Ameri
can, one English, one Irish, etc. Give:
that the sixty-six cardinals all cntei
the conclave, the Italians would at
once ba In the majority in favor o
their own countrymen, a majority 0
ono only being necessary to make tin
election valid. But agreement Is nec
essary, and this is the saving clause It
favor of the minority, which can roaki
their weight felt through the dlsagreo
ments of the others.
FILIPINOS PETITION FOR PERMA
NENT UNION WITH AMERICA.
SEND A MEMORIAL TO CONGRESS
8aya Natlvet Desire a Definite Civil
Form of Government AH Provinces
Except Two Said Now to Be Peace
ful. WASHINGTON, Fob. 13. Tho me
morial of tho federal party of tho
Phlllpplno islands was transmitted to
tho senato yesterday by tho secretary
of war, togother with a letter of
transmittal by Gov or nor Taft, in
whoso chargo tho document was given.
Tho memorial was adopted at an ex
traordinary sosslon of tho federal
party held in Manila in Noovmbor. It
sots forth that the performance of that
obligation of tho treaty of Paris which
gave tho Unltod States congress au
thority to fix the statutes of tho Phll
lpplno Islands, has been doferred to
this tlmo because of tho attack by
tho Filipinos Upon the sovereignty of
tho United States, an act brought
about, tho memorial says, through a
misunderstanding and not through
hatred of tho American sovereignty.
It further statos that out of tho
sixty provinces and districts war ex
ists in only two Batatngas and 8a
mar. It also usscrta that it Is a dem
onstrated fact that the pueblos, or
towns, anxiously desire a "definitive
olvil rule," nnd says that those who
aro still in arms allege tho lack of .a
civil regime, "agreed upon and pro
mulgated by tho congress of tho
United States as a weighty protoxt for
tholr bolllgercnt attltudo, which regime
Bhall determlno at onco tho political
Btatua and civil rights of tho Inhab
itants of tho archipelago in accord
ance with the treaty of Paris."
Tho memorial then makes a pres
entation of the deduction of tho fod
cral party that congress should pro
ceed to carry into effect its Intention
of defining the future of the Philip
pines in their relations to the IJnited
Statos and asserts that thero is no
reason for not replacing tho military
rcgimo "by a civil rule of a populnr
character in conformity with tho do
clslvo words of tho never-to-be-forgotten
Tho memorial proper 1b divided into
two parts. The first of these is a pe
tition for annexation and a presenta
tion of tho form of government de
sired. In this subdivision the federal
party sets forth that It has made an
exhaustive study of both tho Filipinos
and tho Americans and concludes that
from tho mass of data collected it is
"tho intention of tho two peoples that
thoy should never bo disunited." The
memorial then proceeds:
To make the Philippines a colony
of tho United States or to grant in
dependence to the Philippines would
be to hand the islands over to dinortlor
and to anarchy, to destruction and to
chaos. In effect tho colonial system
involves the principles of difference
of citizenship, in equality of rights
and other consequent abuses and In
justices, of all of which wo Filipinos
wero surfeited under the Spanish gov
ernment, and for this reason wo re
ject everything which tends toward a
colony. Phlllpplno Independence, with
or without a protectorate, means a
holding of power by all tho tribal ele
ments of tho secas which predominate,
and would predominate still for years,
until tho anger of Filipinos toward
Filipinos shall have become complete
ly calmed, education become general
and tho fanaticism we havo Inherited
from Spain exiled. Federation or an
nexation would settle all these dfilcul
ties by concentrating the Interest of
tho Filipino people upon education
HOPE FOR AMERICAN 8UPP0RT.
British Papers Think We Sympathize
LONDON, Feb. 13. The liberal aft
ernoon newspapers view the alliance
between Great Britain and Japan with
mixed feelings and conservative or
gans generally applaud it The St.
James Gazette (conservative) express
es "modified surprise at this wide de
parture from British traditional pol
icy," but finds solace in the thought
that tho policy and interests of the
United States aro identical with those
of Great Britain and Japan, and con
cludes: "Perhaps wo shall find, when
tho policy of Great Britain Is definitely
known, that the United States is
formally or Informally a party to the
league of peace in tho far east. At
any rate, no effort should be spared
to secure its adhesion."
Destroys Many Buildings.
PITTSBURG, Feb. 13. An early
morning flro at Haverhill, Pa., on the
West Penn railroad, destroyed $75,000
worth of property and for a time
threatened the entiro place. The fire
started In the plant of tho Duquesno
Distributing company and beforo It
was under control consumed tho main
structure, a four-story brick building,
tho First Methodist Episcopal church,
postofllco and Thompson's general
tore, a large frame building.
QUESTION CHECKS LEGALITY.
Officiate Bellove Thoto Certified
Without Knowledce Illegal.
DETROIT, Feb. 12. Tho most vital
question to tho depositors of tin
wrecked City Savings bank id whoth
cr tho chcckB which Cashier H. R.
Andrews certified for F. C. Andrews
when ho has no funds In tho bank,
amounting to $0(12,000, and which tha
latter deposited among four othor lo
cal banks and a trust company, aro
It thoy aro held to bo illegal be
cause of Cashier Andrews having cer
tified to thorn without tho knowlodge
of tho directors, It is thought that tho
assets of tho City Savings bank, with
what has been turned over to it by
F. C. Andrews, will bo sufficient to
pay depositors In full.
On tho contrary, If thoy nro hold to
bo logal, it will tako just that amount
from tho depositors. President F. C.
Pingreo said today that ho bollovod
tho chcckB would be decided illegal
and that tho depositors would rocelvo
at least 75 per cent on tho dollar. In
tho statement proparod yesterday of
tho bank's condition thoso cortiflod
checks wero ignorod.
KINQ HOLD8 HIS FIRST LEVEE.
Array of Diplomats, Nobility and Mil
LONDON, Fob. 12, King Edward's
first loveo since his accession was
held in 8t James' palaco at noon to
day, and was an exceptionally bril
liant function. Tho prlnco of Wales,
the duko of Connaught and other
members of tho royal family wero
presont, and tho gathering of mem
bers of the diplomatic corps, cabinet
ministers and naval and military offi
cers was unprecedontodly largo. Tho
king, who wore a Hold marshal's uni
form, drovo from Marlborough house
to the garden cntrasco of tho palaco,
escorted by Llfo guards. On his ar
rival thoro his majesty waB receivod
by tho high officers of tho household
and was conducted by tho lord cham
borlaln nnd tho lord stoward to tho
royal retiring room, whero ho was
BUbBequontly Joined by tho othor
members of tho royal family. A pro
cession was then formed aud pro
ceeded to tho throno room, whero tho
members of tho royal family took up
positions on tho left of his majosty,
In order of precedence.
Emperor Is Grieved.
BERLIN, Feb. 12. A dispatch an
nouncing the gravity of tho condition
of tho Bon of President Roosevelt was
communicated to Prlnco Henry this
afternoon by tho correspondent of tho
Associated Press and was communl
catod by tho prince to tho emperor.
Deep sympathy was manifested at tho
Schloss for President Roosevelt Tho
foreign offlco expocta to rocelvo a re
port from Dr. Von Hollebon, tho Ger
man ambassador at Washington, of
tho condition of tho president's son.
The last dispatches from Groton wero
received too lato for publication In
tho evening papers, but these journals
comment regretfully on tho early
Place tho Responsibility.
ST. LOUIS, Mo., Fob. 12. J. W.
Glllham, proprietor of the Empire ho
tel, which was burned last Sunday
morning, was this afternoon held re
sponsible for the death of the cloven
persons who lost their llvos uh tho
result of tho tiro. The Jury cays his
responsibility lay in his neglect to
furnish fire oscapos and life lines, as
provided for by tho statuto and ordi
nances. Police Sergeant Hall, who
was present when tho fire was rag
ing, testified that not a life would
huvo been lost had there been flro es
capes on tho building.
Sheep Owner Murdered,
DENVER, Colo., Feb. 12. A special
to the News from La Jara, Colo,, says
that Porfello Gallogos, a prominent
and wealthy eheop owner, was .mur
dered on Cat Creek, fltteon miles
west of La Jara, whtlo taking sup
plies to his sheep camp.
Death of General Egbert Brown.
WEBT PLAINS, Mo Feb. 12. Gen
eral Egbert Brown, who was in com
mand of the union troops at tho Bra
zos, Texas, In the last battlo of the
civil war, died hero today, aged 85
Mies Daisy Doane.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 12. Miss Dal
sy Doano of Omaha expects to soon
embark for tho Philippines, to Join
her brother, Lioutcnant W. G. Doano
of the regular army.
Japanese Workmen Threatened.
PUEBLO, Colo., Feb. 12. Forcible
means to prevent Japanese miners
from working are threatened by sev
eral hundred Italian and American
miners in the Fremont county coal
district, who held a meeting and will
hold another soon. The arrival of
thirty-two Japanese was a complete
surprlso to the men at tho Chandler
mine. The foreigners were taken to
Chandler in box cars and several
armed guards are protecting them.
THE LIVE 8T0CK MARKET.
Latest Quotations from 'South 6mahst
and Kansas City.
CATTLK - Cattle receipts continued
heavy, which make tho supply for four
days this week considerably heavier than
for tho sntnu days of Inst week, ns will
bo seen from the labia of receipts given
'hove Thoro woro not so very many
bcof steers on snle, tho bulk of tho re
ceipts consisting of butchor stock, Buy
ers wore out fairly onrly and modo tho
rounds, bidding just about steady prices.
In some coses toilers thought bids wore a
llttlo stronRor on tho batter grade. As
n rosult the cnttlo began moving toward
the scales In good season and the bulk
of tho offerings was soon disposed of.
Tito better grade of cows nnd holfcrn
woro lh good demand, but tho market
could not bo quoted nny moro than
steady. Packers seemed to want what
was on snle, but thoy did not want to
pay any moro than thoy havo for tho last
several days. Thoro havo been a gooc
many of the medium grades and canners
on salo all tho week, so that packors
aro not particularly anxious for supplies
of that kind. Dulls were In gopd demand
whero tho quality was satisfactory, but
tho common kinds woro neglected. Tho
sumo was truo of veal calves and stags.
Thero wero qulto a few stockors nnd
feeders on sale, but tho demand was suf
ficient to tako what was offered nt steady
prices, whero tho cattlo showed weight
and quality. In somo places cattlo an
sworlng to that description sold a llttlo
HOOB Tho heavy receipts of hogs con
tinued. Packers, of courso, tried to pound
tho market, and thoy succooded to quite
an extent. Tho best heavyweight hogs
In most cases wero not over 5o lower,
but nil ethers woro fully a dlmo lower
and very slow snlo nt tho decline. In
fact, packers would not look nt anything
but tho bettor wolght hogs on tho open
ing markot, and us a result tho market
was very slow. Tho bettor weights Bold
largely from $6.10 to $6.25, and as high as
$6.30 was paid for prime hogs. Tho modl
um weights sold mostly from $5.90 to $0.10,
and tho llghtor loads wont from $5.90
&HEKX' Thero woro about as many
sheep and lambs on Balo ns arrived yes
terday, and the demand continued ncttvo.
and us a result tho offerings changed
hands about ns fast as thoy camo In.
Tno prlcos paid wero not materially
changed, and tho markot could best bo
described by calling It rtctlvo nnd steady
on all desirable grades. Tho quality of1
tho offerings today was fairly good on
tho nvorajro, so that sellers had no trou
ble In disposing of what thoy had on
hand. Thero wero not enough feeders on
salo to tost tho market, but as there was
a liberal Inquiry for good stuff It Is safo
to call tho market fully steady.
Cattlo Best grades, strong to 10 higher;
common, steady; choice export and
dressed beof steers, J5.85iJ6.65; fair to
good, W.t5fl5.63; stockorB and foedors, $3.
5035 00; western fed steers, $4.75fl5.75;i
Texas nnd Indian steers, $l.4O&5.30; Texas
cows, $2.75., 4.50; native cows, $3,00(34.60;j
heifers, I3.7605.2S; cunnors, $2.00..2.W;
bulls, I3.00tf4.50; calves, $4.(036.75.
HOGS Markot opened steady to 5o low-'
or; closed Btrong; top, $6.60; bulk of sales,
$5.7696.40; heavy, $6.356.GO; mixed pack-i
en, $3.0006.40; light, 5.3OS.10; pigs, $4.75
SHEEP AND LAMBB-Market active.!
shado higher; native lambs, $6.00jK.$6;
western lambs, $5.606.25; native wotners.
$4.6005.10; western wethers, H.&OQ-SJW;
yearlings, $5.2505.80; owes, $3.604.60; culls
and feeders, $2.004.60.
LIBERTY TORCH TO DIE OUT.
Congress Falls to Make Appropriation
for tho Light
NEW YORK, Fob. 15. Liberty's:
torch is to bo put out Tho lofty llghtt
In tho hand of tho bronzo goddess,
standing on Bcdloe's island, in tho
uppor New York bay, that has been
allowed to grow steadily dimmer Blnco
Bartholdi gave tho magnificent atatuo
to the United States, is to be perma
nently extinguished. Sentiment, it is
said, which has kept the beacon burn
ing all these years, can no longer
keep it alight and now tho govern
ment will snuff it for all time.
News of tho contemplated exting
uishment of the torch has been re
ceived in tho form of a notice to
mariners, cent out by the llghthouBoi
board of the treasury department at
Washington. It states that on March
1, 1902, tho light will bo discontinued.1
Installed on tho island to furnish
current for tho torch thero is a pow
erful electric plant, but it is unused.
A fow lamps of smaller powor furnish
barely enough Illumination so that
the beacon can bo made out by pass
ing marlnerb. Lack of a congressional
appropriation is Bald to be tho cause
for discontinuing tho light
Seven Men Killed.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Feb. 15.
Seven men wero killed and at least
fourteen wero Berlously injured by a
huge boulder weighing fifteen tons
crushing into the caboose of a work
train on the Choctaw, Oklahoma &
Gulf railroad, twenty miles west of
Little Rock, at 1 o'clock this morning.
Nebraska Fruit Wins Medal.
CRETE, Neb., Feb. IS. E. F. Steph
ens of this placo has received a bronze
medal for tho exhibit of Nebraska ap
ples at the PariBh exposition. On
ono side I? Lie Inscription, "Eposi
(lon. Universale. Interventlonale,
1900. E. F. Stephens." On the other
lide, "Rcpubllque. Francalso."
Shifts Blame on Ambassador.
LONDON, Feb. 14. The Associated
Press understands that the under sec
retary for foreign affairs, Lord Cran
borne, will Inform the houso of com
mons that Lord Pauncefoto, the Brit
ish ambassador at Washington, acted
merely as dean of the diplomatic
corps in summoning the meeting of
April 14, 189S; that he did so at the
Instigation of other diplomatists and
that ho acted in those proceedings en
tirely on his own initiative.
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