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VOIi. Ii. NO. 172.
BOCK ISIiAND. Hili.. THURSDAY, MAY 9. ZV01.
PRICE THREE CENTS.
Crash in Wall Street Reaches
a Stage That
NORTHERN PACIFIC'S LEAP
Advances By Bounds to 1,000
Points Other In
fluences. New York, May 9 From the mo
ment of the opening of the stock ex
change today there was great excite
ment. Trading was furiously active.
with heavy declines in practically all
securities except the Northern Pacific,
all support being seemingly with
drawn. The Northern Pacific rose
rapidly, 25 and 0 points at times.
from 10 at the opening to 1,000
shortly after 11.
Will Not Eaforea Delivery.
At 11:40 a statement was made that
Morgan & Co. and Kuhn & Loeb had
agreed not to enforce the delivery on
the Northern Pacific today. This an
nouncement canted a rally in prices
through the general list.
The assignment of Charles It.
Steckels, stock broker, is announced.
The liabilities and assets are esti
mated at $80,000.
Just before noon there was a rapid
and sensational rise ranging from a
point to 20, the latter in United
At 1:30 60 per cent was bid for
Northern Pacilii almost disap
peared from the record after the
announcement that its deliverv would
not be demanded today. Daring the
afternoon the market became fairlv
Klc Loin Offered.
After money had gone to 60 the
semi-ofiicial announcement was made
that the Gallatin National bank,
acting for the associated banks of the
city, would lend $16,000,000 on the
stock exchange at 6 per cent. The
feature of the situation was the clos
ing for the day of a number of small
brokerage concerns bee use they
deemed it unwise to do any buinest
on such a market as today. The
failure of W. LL Browner, J. T. Lee
and A. F. Fields was announced on
the consolidate! exchange. Iiomors
were circulated affecting the credit of
several stock exchange houses, but
were officially denied.
Representatives of Morgan &Co.
and Kuhn, JLoeb & Co. announced
that a settlement will be made with
the Northern Pacific shorts on what
will be considered a fair market price,
not on today's prices. The market
closed feverish, erratic and generally
HEADS FLORAL PARADE
Los Angeles, May 9. The presi
dential party headed a lloral parade
this morning through tbo streets
thronged with enlhnsiartic, cheering
people. Later the president visited
the soldiers' home at Santa Monica.
llerlio. May 9. Chancellor von
linelow has sent a letter to the
reichstag asking that body to ad
journ until Nov. 26.
Kmxm Look to Chicago.
Chicago. May !. A committee from
the I.ilKr:iI J .on;; i ir. .in organization
claiming the support of -IO.ikhi citlzi ns.
and which represents the prize-tight big
element f Chicago, called on Mayor
Harrison yesterday and asked that he
permit t resumption of lioxing ex
hibition in tills city. Tin mayor
said lie would consider the matter.
Ileea Hanging for Ilaya.
Dodg'vilie. Wis.. May p. The body
of Hugh Havis. a laltorer. TiO years of
nac was found hanging in an olil
shed in the woods near here. It is
stipjtosed heavy drinking led him to
roiiimit suicide. - He disappeared a
M ock a co.
Wmtllnf Match Arranged.
" Kacine, Wis.. May !. Adelbert Cha
pin, of Fond dii I.ac, who claims to 1m
the champion featherweight wrestler
of the northwest, lias challenged John
McCne. of this c-ify. The wrestling
match Is to le pulled off In this city
May Barn a Wonderful Xjimp Yet.
Xcw Orleans. May Aladdin Vin
cent struck oil yestmlay at his home
place, eventecn miles west of Lake
Swapped Clothe with Bis Victim.
Kacine. Wis.. May 1). The residence
of William fish, of the legal depart
ment of the Northwestern mad. whose
office is in Milwaukee, was entered by
burglars Monday evening and Jfcjr.o
worth of jewelry and a suit of clothes
were stolen. The burglar changed his
clothes, wearing away Mr. Fash's suit,
leaving his own behind.
NOTED REPUDIATION CASE.
County f oirtmiailnnera Kfuo to Levy
t Tae to ray a Dad Debt.
Osceola. Mo.. May a St. (lair
couuty ct)iirt is again in the hands of
the federal courts at Kansas City and
the United States marshal has posses
sion of two of the three Judges on
charge of contempt. A couuty court
In Missouri is not n judicial ltody. as
the name would lead one to infer. It
Is what in many other states Is known
as the lard of county commissioners.
For years the court In St. Clair coun
ty has lteen in contempt of the federal
tribunal at Kansas City for uot ottering
the order to levy taxes upon the county
to pay nn Issue of railroad ttonds.
Shortly after the war several rail
road schemes were promoted. One of
the roads was surveyed through St.
St. n.iir and the county voted a bonus
to the company in the form of bonds.
These were turned over to the pro
moters, who promptly marketed them
rnd presumably itocketed the prceed.
Tli" railway was not built. The ttonds
passed to innocent purchasers and the
matter was carried to the federal
conrt upon the refusal of the St. Clair
county judges to honor the paper and
order n tax levy. Judgnicut was ren
eml and the St. Clair couuty bench
was ordered to make a tax levy to pay
the securities. It refused and was
held In contempt.
Since then several new county court
have leen elected, and each has lteen
promptly arrested and incarcerated
uton refusal to carry out the fedi ral
order. It Is regarded as a mark of dis.
tinctlou in St. Clair couuty to have
nerved as a menilter of the couuty
court. The Judges spend most of their
terms In Jail or in the custody of the
fulled Stat" marshal, and several
have suffered III health liecause of the
Incarceration. Notwithstanding the
hardships, there Is never a lack of
candidates for the office.
Two of the judges were arrested
Tuesday. The federal conrt at Kansas
City ordered them to apjtear before it
end show why they should not be
punished for -ontempt in not. causing
the tax levy to he made to pay the
railroad !onds. The third judge
David Walker was not arrested, for
the reason that the deputy f nited
States marshal did not know him when
the others were taken into custody,
pin! h" evaded them. The feeling in
St. Clair county is such that if the
court should order the tax' levy the
Jurists would be mohltcd.
HURT IN A REAR-END CRASH.
four l'ervon Caught In a Collision with a
('Union, Intl.. May :t. Four persons
wen injured in a rear-cud collision be
tween the National limited on the Chi
cago and Eastern Illinois railway and
a gravel train near here at ji. hi. yes
terday. The injured are: L. S. Hal
loti. conductor. Chicago, sprained an
kle: Dan Floyd, engineer on limited.
Chicago, internally Injured: John H.
Citok. St. Paul, badly bruised siltoiit
head and shoulders: Miss Koch, daugh
ter of Lambert Koch, of Chicago,
brubrfvl a 1 tout the face and head.
Mr. and Mrs. I-ambcrt Koch. .1. D.
Everett. E. G. Robinson and James
Churlman were on the limited. The
gravel train was standing on the main
tr;x-k and th limited rounded n curve
near the Wabash railroad bridse three
miles sort Ii of this town. He fore I'.h-
ginoer Floyd could bring his train to
a stop it hr.d struck the other, wreck
ing tlie locomotive, the baggage car
nd four or tiie Hat cars.
PARSON WAS TOO LOVING.
Convinced III Inamorata That Hi I to
ll) k Were Scriptural.
Kimix City. la.. May P. Church dr
ies in Sioux City are considerably
wrought up over the trial of the Itcv.
. M. Wickhfliu. pastor of the First
hristian Church of this city. Iti the
formal charge, which are signed by
two of the church trustees, he is ac
cused of hugsing and kissing young
women outside his household.
Miss Cora I'.attman. a dressmaker.
I years of age. a member of the
hurch. was the first witness. She
said the pastor quoted scriptural pas
sages to convince her tli.it what he
wanted her to do was not wrong. She
naid he finally convinced her. The
pastor denies the charges, and says he
will produce evidence under which he
will lie exonerated. He is a married
man and has two daughters.
Arratt of Slartla Hitter.
Nashville. Ills.. May !. After evad
ing the slir-riffs of two counties, sev
eral sitecial deputies and a iiumitcr of
private detectives for a month. Martin
Hitter, the alleged fugitive murderer
of Clara Cheek, was arrested near
I'adueah. Kv Tuesday, bv Charles
Marshal. :i Kentucky deputy sheriff, j
w no was induced to search for Kltter
by the $1.imni reward which was of
fered for his capture.
I'layed with an Old Kevolver-
Indianapolis. May !. l.i-rtha. tin
IS-months-old child of Samuel Valen
tine, colored. of t:M- North West
street, is dead i the result of a bullet
wound inflicted Itv one of her broth
ers. 1 ,01111 ie or John. 0 and 4 year old.
resiieci ivcly. The children were alone .
In the house, when one of them found
an old revolver and played with It with
the usual sequel.
t Can Company Cans a Company.
lacrosse. Wis., May 11. The 1
Crosse Packers' Package company,
one of lite best concerns of the city,
has sold out to the Amercnii Can com
pany, of New York, which practcally
controls and owns all the tin-can fac
tories In the country.
Bobbery of a I'mtolTlr.
Grand Rapids. Mich.. May !. The
United States marshal her,, has re
ceived wont that the povtottUc at Lil
ley. north of here, has hen robbed.
Stumps and mouey to a considerable
amount were taken.
Iowa Federation of Labor.
Sioux City. la.. May !. The Iowa
State Federation of labor's ninth an
nual convention opened here yesterday
acd wni.remaJi I i session ree da j.
Proposed by the Gathering at New
York Under Civic Federa
EEMABXS AT A MASS MEETING
Some of the Audience Advocate force
and frequently Interrupt
Gotupere Hits the Courts.
New York. May i). A mass-meeting
under the auspices uf the committee
of conciliation of the national Civic
Federation was held last night at
Coojht f iiiou lo further the movement
inaugurated at the conference on Tues
day to form a national Itoard of arbi-
i tratiou. John Mitchell, the lirvt speak
cr, was greeted with applause and
cheers. He said: "The Impression
may have gone forth that I stand for
turmoil and war rather than peace,
but knowing the sufferings and bor
rors of turmoil and war I stand for
lacc If it can be au honorable peace.
I do not presume that this conference
lias solved the labor proltlem. but I
1-elieve that the plan agreed inton will
do much to prevent strike and lock
MlUuell Helievea la Conference.
"Nearly ail of the etrikes which
have occurred could have been avoid
ed if the employers and the represent
atives of labor organization bad con
ferred. We have learned iu the bi
tumiuous coal regions to get together
in annual convention and talk out our
differences- instead of lighting them
out. Twelve men on each side met
last year, and iu eleveti days tixed the
wages of 1'iMi.tHN) men, and the year
In-fore the same number raised the
wages of the miners to the extent of
$l'MRN.).fNN. j know there are those
who believe there can be nothing in
common between capital and labor. To
those I say that the work of this con
dilution committee will show that
there Is much in common between
them for the good of both."
Remark of President Uoupin,
Siimui-I Com per s prefaced his re
marks by Mating that those who are
braggarts, continually declaring war.
are usually cowards in the actual
I niggle. "The strong nun." said he.
"does not boast of his power, because
he knows that with tower comes- re-
fcponsibihty. I here was a time when
organization of labor was taliooed and
the doors were shut iu the fae of the
man who held a card in a union. That
day is past. If we entertain a hope.
for ourselves, our children or our conn
try we must orzani.c. At one time
the idea was held that all wealth must
be extinguished. There is no account
ing for taste. Some have so far bid
den good-bye to their reason as to ap
plaud the Idea that wealth should 1"
extinguished. We want Justice, and
nothing else. Employer have found
trades unions an element so costly that
they want jteacc as well as we.""
IlEARKR WHO BELIEVES IX FORCE
Goro per Kre tien tl r Interrupted Cnn
rlllntiou Committee It e port.
"We want force, yelled a man who
bad furnished previous interruptions,
and many In the audience cheered.
Charles Sprngue Smith came forward,
and raising his hand, called sharply for
order. When he could make himself
l.eard he said: "The socialists have
bad their turn, and we will let them
have It again, but now I ask for or
der. I ask this little group of social
ists to bold themselves in." Ciompers
struggled through a number of further
interruptions, and finally got a hearing
for his views as to arbitration. "It
will be a choice." said he, "Itetween
voluntary arbitration and compulsory
arbitration: where jail will await those
w'-o will not work under a settlement
otdered by the courts. Our experi
ence of courts lias not been such as to
warrant us In placing our Industrial
interests In the hands of the gentle
men who preside on the lieneh."
At the meeting last night the na
tional committee on conciliation and
arbitration gave out its report. The
reKrt advocates full and frank con
ferences letween employers and work
men, with the avowed purpose of
reaching nn agreement as to the terms
of employment. It further says the
aim Is to establish and maintain a
board or commission composed of the
most competent Hrsous available, se
lected from employers and employes
of judgment, experience and reliabil
ity, which shall he charged with carrv-
Irg out the objects aimed at. and shall
also tie expected to make known to
workmen and their employers that
their counsel and aid will be available,
if desired, in securing that co-otera-tlon.
mutual understanding and agree
ment already Indicated as the general
purpose of the national -ommittee.
The committee will select from Its
memliers an executive committee of fif
teen to direct the work of the organ
ization. Doe Trade Folfow tbo Flag;?
Washington. May U. (Jermany and
Spain each sent more Itoots and shoes
to the Philippine islands last year than
the United States, according to a state
ment issued by the division of insular
affairs of the war department:
Suicide Without Known Reason.
Plymouth. Wis.. May . Kinma
Keuper. daughter of Charles Keuper.
attempted suicide Tuesday. She went
to a drug store and procured two
ounces of chloroform, which she drank
on her return home. She cannot sur
vive. No reason is known for the act.
She was IS years old.
Jf HI Father faid the Freight.
Adrian, Mich.. May J). George F.a
gen was convicted of larceny tnd bis
father paid a fine and costs of $4S.!."
to keep him from spending seventy
days. In the Detroit House of Correc- j
FIGHT OVER A CORPSE.
Coroner ad Police Com to Blow for tba
ICroaM'. Wis.. May ft. The lody of
Peter Klaus, who was drowned off the
levee here last Thursday, was recov
ered Tuesday nine milea below the
c-'ty. The body was lodged in the fork
of a snag on the Wisconsin side of the
river. A disgraceful scene occurred
when Klaus' body reached the city,
lieing brought here by the steamer
Heaver. Coroner Theodore Mannstedt
nid the i-olice. acting for the relatives,
came to blows over the possession of
The brother-in-law of the dead boy
gave orders to have the body taken to
Tillman Kros.' undertaking establish
ment, and Mannstedt. who Is an under
taker, wanted to keep It In his posses
sion. The lKxly was placed in a rough
lox brought to the shore by the cor
oner, and this wa loaded onto a dray
and taken up Main street with a po
liceman aud the coroner sitting on the
box. The county otiicial attempted to
drive the horse" down the street to
ward t lie undertaking establishment
owned by him. and a oliceman had to
interfere to prevent him from doing
When Tillman Hros. place was
reached the coroner refused to give up
bis eat on the rough Ihjx. over the
corpse, saylug he wanted to know who
v.-as going to pay for the box and his
trouble. Fiually the policeman threw
him off the box aud the body was
takeu out of the box owned by Mann
stedt and taken Into the undertaking
establishment. Mannstedt stood on
the outside of the crowd all this time
crying "liody snatchera."
PINGREE'S PARDON IS GOOD
llruium. Mollle Flaglar'a Slayer. I.lkely To
lie a Free Maa soon.
Charlotte. Mich., May !. James II.
Ifruiutu. the murderer f Mollie Flag
ler, of Dimondale. will likely be a free
man within a short time. Acting un
der the order of the supreme court.
Judge Smith, of the F.aton circuit
court, called uhiii lr. F. K. Patterson
and Ir. K. C. Palmer, two of the most
prominent physicians in this city, to
examine Bruin in as to his sanity. Hotli
presented their reports Monday, in
which they declared that Itrmum is
SheriiT Shepard testified that ever
since Hruuim's return from Ionia re
formatory, after his pardon by Gov
ernor Pingree, he has acted in a per
fectly sane manner. He was in good
health when he was returned from that
institution, aud is Mill in good health.
Judge Smith has reported the resr.it
of the Investigation to the supreme
court, and it is expected that Hruinm s
release will follow Immediately.
Three women in Clirisliania are ac
cused of having killed twenty-seven
infants at their baby farm.
General Chaffee Is reported to have
said, at a "smoker" in Peking, that
British and Americans never will tight
Grovcr Cleveland Is reported to have
cleared up $4MMm on Northern Pa
cific iu Wall street.
A young woman of Wallingford.
Conn., has been awarded damages of
s7(hi against a man who nearly scared
her to death for a joke.
Miss Ktliel Bonnie, of Leavenworth.
Kan., was knocked unconscious, out
raged and thrown into a dry well, but
The ministers at Peking have de
cided to make a joint demand on China
for indemnity of 4 "o.h .( taels
Samuel J. Priddle. a former Dowie
iteat Chicago, predicts that Ir. Howie
will die before June.
A strike of machinists is threatened
C. M. Schwab will present Home
stead with a manual tra ining school.
The Hope Mutual Fire Insurance
company has reinsured its business
and will liquidate and quit.
Jennie MoSorley. a -widow, and Misa
Brown. 18 years old were burned to
death in a New York lire.
Annie McMnrrays. of Chautauqua.
N. Y.. a leader In mission work, is dead
The British miners will not strike
against the export tax on coal unless
their wages are attacked.
The River Indus Is on the rampage
and threateua more trouble for British
Younc 3Ian Who Ha a Tat.
Sioux City. la.. May !. Nine years
ago Kri Bixby. of Cushuig. la., a high
school loy. left his home to go around
the world. He engaged as a sailor
nid went around the world live times.
Tist year he served with the British
iirtny In the Boer war and lost his
right arm in an explosion of dynamite
accompanying the blowing up of a
train. He is now years of age. He
reached Sioux ( ny Monday on Ids
way to the home of his father, where
he leaned that his mother died only
three week a a?o.
Wanted To He in I-'anliion.
Kenosha. Wis.. May l. Fr.mk Dix
on, claiming .Milwaukee as nis nome.
was arrested Tuesday afternorn on a
i barge "f stealing a shirt waist from
the store of Barney Hermann, a cloth
ing merchant. He told the judge that
be had Ihcii reading the fashion pa
pers and had seen that the shirt waist
was the correct thing for gentlemen s
wear, and for that reason he decided
to have one. IMxou was sent to Jail
for thirty days.
IMraded Guilty to shooting.
Kau Claire. Wis.. May !. Nathan
Powell, who shot Frank Kellv on the
Randall farm, near Augusta, and who
walked to Fan Claire ami gave him
self up at the county jail. npieared
before Judge James O'Neill and plead
ed guilty. He was sentenced to four
years at Waupun. Kellv is still at the
Sacred Heart hospital, where he is
recovering from the effects of his
wounds. The shooting was done for
VETO POWER All ISSUE
Is It Good When Used Against a
QUESTION THAT'S UP IK NEBRASKA
Dietrich Holds That His Veto I Effect
iveOnly One Court Decision
Omaha. Mti.y 0. The state supreme
court will be asked to decide a perplex
ing point which has arisen in Ne
braska as to the governor's veto power
No ruling oxists as to whether the
governor has any part in the submis
sion of constitutional amendments to
the people. The Nebraska constitu
tion follows those of other states in
this particular and the problem must
be solved sooner or later in each com
monwealth. Governor Dietrich be
lieves that no amend neut can be sub
mitted to the people by the legislature
without first passing through his
bauds. He has vetoed the proposed
amendment framed by the recent leg
islature providing for the manner of
submitting constitutional amendments.
Wbjr tlie Governor Vetoed.
The legislature desired that tlie con
stitution should be amended by a ma
jority of all votes cast for and against
the amendment. At present a major
ity of all votes cast at the election is
necessary. This stipulation has de
feated uiany needed reforms. The gov
ernor vetoed the amendment Itecause
of the expense of submitting it ($-".-tiOOi
and because he believed that a
special session of the legislature would
deal with the subject later.
Origin of the Dispute.
The issue as to the governor's pow
ers arises from the fact that two sec
tions of the constitution appear capa
ble of bearing conflicting conclusions.
That relating to the veto power is as
follows: "Kvery bill passed by the
legislature, before it liccouies a law.
and every order, resolution or vote to
which the concurrence of both houses
may be necessary, shall be presented
to the governor for his approval or dis
approval." The section relating to
constitutional amendments, however,
specifies that tlie proposed amendment
shall be entered on the journal if
agreed to by a three-lift lis vote. Noth
ing is said of the governor's sanction.
Point Against the Kxecutlvc.
It will be noted, also, that to pro
pose amendments requires the same
three-fifths majority which jn other
acts Is required to override a govern-,
or's veto. Moreover, there is no par
ticular reason why the governor should
have a co-ordinate jntwer iu proposing
constitutional amendments, inasmuch
as they might relate to his own tenure
of ottice or powers In a manner to
make his veto foreordained.
Only One Precedent Cited.
Tlie only case deciJed elsewhere at
all in jtoint is that of Pennsylvania
against Gricst. in which a decision has
just been rendered by Justice Green,
of tlie supreme bench. It arose from
an application for mandamus to force
the secretary of state to cause the pub
lication of an amendment vetoed by
the governor. The justice holds that
the governor lias no part whatever in
Swindler Arrested and "f.et Go.
Klgin. Ills.. May !. William Lati
mer, who claims to be from Portland.
Or., was arrested here for trying to
get money under false pretenses. He
is said to have operated in various
Wisconsin cities, among others Janes
ville anil Beloit. A wife and four chil
dren. In destitute condition, were here
and were sent by the county super
visor to the home of Mrs. Latimer's
pi. rents. Columbus. O. It was deemed
l-st not to prosecute the fellow, as it
would only make more certain that his
family would have to be taken care of
at public expense.
Record at the National Game.
Chicago. May t. League scores at
base ball yesterday were: At Cincin
nati St. Louis 14. Cincinnati .1: at
New York Philadelphia 8. New York
!: at Boston Brooklyn f. Boston 7
twelve Innings: at Chicago Pittsburg
S, Chicago 7.
American League: - At Cleveland
Chicago 3. Cleveland 1; at Boston
Philadelphia 4. Boston V: at Balti
more Washington 1. Baltimore 5: at
Western Association: At Indiauap
olls Columbus 4. Indianapolis S; at
Marion Fort Wayne 4. Marion 8.
Ill- Flfht In a Convention.
Sioux City. Ia.. May ;. A big fight
is on for the control of the Woodbury
county Republican convention here to
day. The whole state is interested iu
the result. The Cummins men are
confident tlie ywill secure a delegatioa
instructed, for Cummins.
Marshalltown. Ia.. May 0. The Cen
tral Iowa Congregational association
closed a two days' session in this city
Sawmill Strike Threatened.
St. Paul, Minn.. May J). A special
from Divluth reports that a strike
among the sawmill employes at the
bead of the lakes is threatened.
Put Me OlTat nnffalo."
Indlanaitolis Miy . At the Big
Four time-card meeting held here yes
terday it was decided to put on a new
fast train itetween this city and Buf
falo to handle the exposition business.
Didn't Think of That.
He There's one 4hing I am glad of.
If anything should happen to me, my
wife's father would always take care
She But seppose something should
happen to your wife's father? Leslie's
Weekly. ... ....
ELIGIBLE TO APPOINTMENT
Bow Gov. Tate Argue the Blatter In
Some Disputed Case.
SpriugGeld, Ills.. May !. 'Oie atten
tion of Gov. Yates was called yester
day to the charge made iu a number, of
newspapers that those member of the
general assembly appointed to exposi
tion commissions created by the legis
lature sire ineligible. He says he does
not believe that section 15. article 4,
of the constitution applies to this case,
particularly when section 1M of article
5 is considered with it. The first sec
tion quoted says that no memlter of
the general assembly shall receive a
civil appointment within the state
from the governor during the term for
which he was elected, nor siiail any
member of the assembly be interested
in anv contract with the state or
county thereof, either directly or in
The governor has acted under the
section of tlie constitution which de
fmes au otlice as a public position
created by the constitution by law.
continuing during the pleasure of the
appointing power or for a fixed term
with a successor eln-ied or appointed.
and an employment as an agency for
a teiuiiorary purpose which ceases
when that purpose is accomplished.
T'nder these two sections of the con
stitution the governor believes the
members of the assembly are eligible
to serve. The meaning of the section
concerning contracts is that no mem
ber shall be a party njoying the fruit
of a contract.
Second Step of Making a Cardinal of Se
Baltimore, May J. I incising cere
monies yesterday marked the second
step in the elevation of Sehastian Mar
tlnelll. Hrchbishop of Kpliestts and
apostolic delegate to tlie t'nited States,
to the rank of cardinal. The final act
iu tlie ceremony of conferring the red
hat will be lierformed in Koine by the
pope this summer. The interior of tlie
cathedral presented a scene of impres
sive splemior. and the ceremonies were
as ornate and elaborate as the scheme
of decoration of the cathedral.
Archbishop Kyau preached the ser
mon, and in tlie course thereof alluded
to the indepeudem-c of I he papacy.
He said the pope must be free from
interference on the part of all govern
ments: he is too big a man to be the
subject of any power." At the close
of his sermon tlie archbishop asked
God's blessing upon the t'nited States.
And Is Ilusy Trying To Recover $750,000
Worth of t'roperty.
Kacine. Wis.. May !. John B. Sim
mons, special t'nited Slates district at
torney, lias been notified by the I'nited
States attorney general to appeal the
decision of Judge Bunn in tlie case of
James Sliusoii to the Viiiied Slates
court of appeals. The case involves
fourteen quarter sections of land lo
cated in Superior. Wis., valued at
The land was acquired by Stiuson
from several Swedes in 1XVI. who se
cured it under the pre-emption law.
In lSSO the government began action
to vacate the title, holding that the
title was secured through fraud, in
that the Swedes never occupied nor
Improved the land. Judge Bunn de
cided against tlie government.
Abolition of the Ducking Stool.
The most noteworthy of all the in
struments designed for the correction
of Eve's offeudiug daughters was the
ducking stool, known as the tumbrel
and the trebuchet. A post, across
which was a transverse beam turning
on a swivel and with a chair at one
end, was set up on tlie edge of a pond.
Into the chair the woman was chained,
turned toward the water a muddy or
filthy poud was usually chosen for this
purpose when available and ducked
half a dozen times, or. If the water in
flamed her instead of acting as a damp
er, she was let down times innumera
ble until she was exhausted and well
From the frequency with which we
And it mentioned in old local and coun
ty histories, in church wardens' and
chamberlains' accounts and by the po
ets (Gay, for one, has a description of
the process in his third pastoral, "The
Shepherd's Week") we shall probably
not be wrong in concluding that at one
time this institution was kept up all
over the country. In Liverpool, ac
cording to The Gentleman's Magazine
for 1S03. it was not formally abolished
until 1770. London Graphic.
Once In the senate chamber John J.
lngalls was directing some remarks to
Senator Hoar of Massachusetts. The
other seuator from that state. Mr.
Dawes, having come in while Mr. ln
galls" was speaking, thought the words
were meant for his ear. and so, inter
rupting, he asked lngalls if he was di
recting the remarks at him. The tall
senator turned slowly around, for Mr.
Dawes sat behind him, and then, with
delicious intonation, but an Instant
wit, he said, "I was directing my re
marks to the successor of Charles Sum
ner and not to the successor of Daniel
The repartee has become traditional,
and the utterance was at once placed
alongside of that reply of Conkling
to Senator Thurman, which Is also tra
ditional in the senate chamber.
Conkliug was speaking, and Thur
man had said, interrupting him, "Does
the senator aim his remarks at me;
bo constantly turns to me?" when
Mr. Conkllng. with delicious gravity,
bowing to Thurman. with whom he
was very friendly, said: "When I turn
to the senator, I turn as the Mussul
man turns to Mecca: I turn as 1 would
turn to the common law of England
the world's most copious fount of ju
DUKE OPENS IT
Federal Parliament at Mel
bourne In Ses
ENGLAND'S HEIR IS HEARD
Makes a Lengthy Address
and Reads Telegram
Melbourne, May 9. The opening
of the first federal parliament today
by the duke of Cornwall and York
was a most impressive ceremony and
was witnessed by over 12,000 people,
the majority of whom were ladies.
Make Lengthy Address.
After devotional exercises the duke
made a lengthy address and declared
parliament open. He also read a tel
egram from King Edward wishing
the commonwealth happiness and
Hende, France, May 9. Farther
advices from Barcelona. Spain, show
more persons killed and wounded
there yesterday and the situation is
grave. The garrison numbers 6.0C0
and advices from Bilbao say there is
great agitation in the mining region.
Shamrock la a Squall.
Yartmouth, May 9. The Shamrock
was overtaken by a tierce squall. The
Shamrock II was slightly injured
and returned to Southampton for re
pairs. Keported Marriage Uenleil.
Keokuk. Ia., May !l. George I.
Rand, a brother of Miss Carrie Hand,
denies that his sister and Dr. Herron
are married. He said: "I do not
know anything about it, and I would
if the report said to be circulated to
that effect in t'hicago were-true. You
can say that they are not married. I
do not know it if they are, and I would
know it if they were."
Fiaeil For Death on Board.
"The only place, as far as law is con
cerned, where it costs money to die
from natural causes is aboard a steam
ship," remarked a vessel :wiu: "Tim
purpose of the law was excellent
t-uough. There was a time when emi
grants were being brought to this
country in very large numbers, or "by,
the shipload,' as it was termed. There
is no doubt that there was crowding in
the ships that brought them, and ta
prevent this a law was passed impos
ing uitou the ship a fine of $10 for
every death that occurred during tb
passage from natural causes of per
sons over 8 years of age. This
put a stop to overcrowding, or, at
least, it is supposed that it did, whiclw
is about the same thing. Ships do not
fancy having to pay flues of this kind.
"Of course. In comparison with the
great army of persons who are brought
across the ocean from mouth to month,
there are very few deaths, for the stat
isticians have beeu kind enough tot
show ltey'ond a doubt that the steam
ship is the safest means of transpor
tation lu existence, but, just the same,
there are a considerable number In th5
course of a year." Washington Star, j
Epigram la Fiction.
I always pray that I may never out
live my illusions or my front teeth,
though all else may fail me.
Admiration is like porridge awfully;
stodging, but yod get hungry again al
most as soon as you've eaten it.
A good nose Is an abiding resting:
place for vanity. You know that it will
outlast your time and that age cannot
wither nor custom stale Its satisfactory;
Tin onalitv of mercv should not be;
measured out by teaspoonfuls in &
medicine glass, but should be sent
round in a watering cart by the county,
They've no sense, men haven't. The
very best of them don't properly kuow
the difference between their souls and
their stomachs, and thev fancy that
they are a-wrcstling with their doubts
when really it is their dinners tliat aro
a-wrestling with them.
It is the duty or all women to iook
hannv the married ones to show that
they don't wish they weren't married
and the unmarried ones to show that
they don't wish they were. rsew.xors
Slay Know Too Much.
"Do women who have bad the ad
vantage of advanced education make
good wives?" asked the bachelor
At this the benedict took him to one
side, where he could speak confiden
tially. "If you ever marry." he said, "and
find occasion to frame up a real good
excuse for a protracted session at the
club, yon will discover that it Is pos
sible for a woman to know too much."
Every thief causes a lot of honest
men to be suspected unjustly. Atcbi