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.' l 1 SVW VCTI 11 STX t'Jti JFK Bnftlvll Will VvTT ' . ' jfB - t'l " aKvmsm ""j'.w.i.. nf,iiii yTKE ,--?aa. tr't ,wi 5.vttlv jw. ijv - yvw?- HiBr. w, irrr"' itfo?? 7vA2,wr.l f & OP AMERICA A. ftSu, JiwL f jTi V?1 a 3J r' -;"';T c4 . vk sir' - . V. fji 7 r..i t.. l.TJi- if" a a-,?Wfcr I t-f. -T . - ' V . , - - J NAM I . "'.WHJ-ZL.. 1 V-fftS9V -VkWJK' WKSW" 'Sm!'yJB6r "W!" i in i in iB,'fwi ".'mitv- ywiu irats. i (tni"inRuifi.p OnrfrTtylcr. deduced Jrorn The Fort Scene of an ears Tho Tnlcu forte, occupied by the in ternational forces, just forty-one ycara ago were tho sceno of an episode which save the world that famous phrase, "Blood Is thicker than water." A British fleet of eleven small gun boats, under Admiral Hope, was en gaged In an assault on tho mud bat teries lust Inside tho Pcl-ho river bat on Juno 25, 1859, when tho tide went down and left them holpless In tho mud under the Are of tho Chinese smoothbores. Capt. Tatnall, the flag ofllcer com manding tho United States China squadrctn, which was nnchored oft the bar, nominally guarding American In terests, perceiving tho plight of tho British Admiral, lowered his bargo and with' his flag lieutenant and twenty men rowed up tho river to show tho Englishman how to point his guns. The flag lieutonant, Stephen Decatur Trenchard, was badly wounded and one man In the bargo was killed In passing through tho lire from tho forts. Onco on board, howovor, tho British guns were so well served by tho Amer icans that tho forts were silenced nnd Tatnall himself piloted tho gunboats by a chdnnol ho had discovered until they found tho protection of tho fleet outside. Tatnall's action was regarded by tho authorities at Washington as tanta mount to disobedience of orders, as he had becti strongly cautioned by his government to prcservo neutrality and limit his activity solely to tho protec tion of Americans. He was detached from command and brought home, and did not serve on an American ship thereafter. From carefully preparod Information at tho war department, the Chfcioso army, called tho "Eight Banners," FAC-r.luiLE nt THl" nwmMAL DECLARATION OF in congress STATES ,k,i arrAyiTlur rpri,. rtw s iii . rtw a y. -'VvM"' . . . T-r mi" - "71 1' ...IM 4 ' ' ' mSJ nnr . . . . ' . ,Z r- r -i- t- the Original by Photographic Reproducing Process. oj Taftti, China, Episode Jti&t Ago. nominally contains about 300,000 de scendants of tho Manchu conquerors and their allies, says the Trlbuno's Washington correspondent. Tho num ber maintained on a war footing Is from SO.0OO to 100,000. Tho wholo forco Is subdivided Into three groups, con sisting respectively of Manchus, Mon gols and Chinese, nnd forms a sort of hereditary profession, wlthla which intcrmarflago Is compulsory. About 37,000 aro stationed In garrisons in Manchuria; tho Imperial guard at Po kln contains from 0,000 to 7,000, and these aro tho troops that were expected to defend tho foreign legations and protect foreign Interests from tho mobs. Tho Ylng Ping, or national army, Is called also tho "Green Flags" and "Tho Five Camps." This army con sists of eighteen corps, ono for each province under tho governor or gov-ornor-genornl. Tho nominal strength is from 510,000 to CG0.000 men, of whom about 200,000 aro avallablo for war, never more than one-third being called out. Tho most Important contingent Is the Tientsin army corps, nominally 100,000 strong, really about 33,000, with modorn organization, drill and arms, employed In garrison duty at Tientsin, and at Taku and othor forts. Besides these forces thoro aro mer cenary troops raised In emergencies, and Mongolian and othor Irregular cavalry, nominally 200,000 strong, real ly about 20,000, but of no military val ue. Tho total land army on peaco fpotlng Is put at 300,000 men nnd on war footing at about 1,000,000, but the army as a wholo has no unity or co hesion; thero Is no proper discipline, the drill Is more physical exercise, tho nfcur.w - r nv .tFrrros'iH rr-ni INDEPENDENCE r"duljM77e . .tj'a -y-v CMUUt dfAt2tJ T fW aZIm "t V Mv iJrf t.J.i r:, rrrii f KTf MW1 - ' " ' w iAstsr weapons are long since obsolete and thero Is no transport commissariat or medical service. 'CD HO F.EV. LEW The Rev. Dr. Edgar M. Levy of Phil adelphia, who made tho opening prayer at tho Republican convention at Philadelphia, also ofliclated In a similar capacity at tho first republican convention which wns hold at Phil adelphia In 18CG, and at which con vention 'Fromont was nominated for president nnd Dayton for vlco president. In his letter of WHO REV. LEVY 13. invltatlcn Chairman Hnnnn noted tho fact that tho first prayer ever offored for tho success of tho ropubllcan party was mado In Philadelphia on Juno 19, 1850, by Dr. Levy, and declarod It par ticularly appropriate that forty-six years later to a day tho samo clorgy man should again officiate. It's surprising how full llfo is of con trasts. You aro so good, you know, 'and other people aro so very bad. mhBrilaU.Mlt ' WulumVAirjlt. ., v.M!wT)wTnia "T1 e,-' KttUi Ay -AVi JUm Vtf 'Mr iiui(tri ,"S12''"I w.r-r m hS1 vyijvyi -r Myiyon.. Brigadlor-acneral Alejandro Rodri guez, who has been elected mayor of Ilavann, polling 13,073 votes, against 0,031 cast for Scnor Estrada Mora, was ono of tho Hrst to Join tho Insurgent forces after tho landing of Gen. Go mez In Cuba. Ho Is the husband of Senora Lola Rodriguez, who beenmo famous through the persecutions nnd Indignities heaped upon her by Gen. Weyler. Both had discussed tho join ing of tho Insurgent forces previous to Gomez's landing, nnd fully weighed tho possible consequences. Gen. Rodri guez wns for Cuba, and his wlfo was with him In thought and fcollnc nnd bado him godspeed. Gen. Rodriguez Is tho leader of tho n a 1 1 onallst party, composed ot tho r o v o 1 1 o n lsts and tlioso ot nntl - Amc r I c a n sentiments. This party, In Hnvana as well as through out Cuba, Is mi merlca 1 1 y far stronger thnn tho Mayor Rodriguez, democratic party, which Is composed of those who forrnorly woro autono mists, separatists and conservatives. Llko all tho candidates named by tho nationalists, Gon. Rodriguez hold no office, and In a inensuro tho contest was ono between tho Ins and outs. Tor Itml Hoys nml (llrli. Tho roport of tho educntlonal coun cil of tho Iowa Stato Teachors' asso ciation answers tho question: "What shall bo dono with Incorrlglblo and neglected children?" It makes recom mendations that nro along tho usunl lines, but they nro Interesting, ns they form a summary of all tho gonernlly approved suggestions for tho Improve ment of this class of tho population. Tho council urges tho gonoral strengthening of tho parontal respon sibility nnd of tho dlsclplino or tho homo. Tho schools should omphnslzo thoao subjects nnd methods that tond to strengthen character, and givo moro place to music, art, llteraturo, history, manual training und gymnastics Jfi Lono Man Holds Up Passengers on B. & M. Express Near York. PROBABLY DONE BY PROFESSIONAL l'nll tun ii l'nrtcr l'orrcil to (lit Alicml nnd WnUo Slirprri to Armtniuoilnta tlio Uobtirr lit 111 llnttniU Ilurtlncton Itouto OtTrm 8.100 ltewurtl.2 YORK, Neb., Juno 30. Tho west bound Burlington train No. 41, which passed through hero Wednesday, wns robbed between this plnco nml Brad ehnw. At what point tho robbor got on tho train is unknown. It Is gener ally supposed that ho boardod tho train cither nt this plnco or at Sow nrd. Ho commenced his work of go ing through two Pullman cars nt this plnco nnd, owing to tho limited tlnio lio worked, ho overlooked passengers nnd thousands of dollars that ho could havo secured had ho taken moro ttmo und dono his work moro systematically and thoroughly. His pals, two men driving a team, wcru watting for him ono mllo west of Bradshaw, where tho robbor pulled tho air brakes, jumped off, Joined his pals and drove south, with only $74 In cash, tho proceeds of his llfteon minutes' work. Tho engineer saw tho team and two men nnd nt Aurora news of tho rob bery wnB wired Into Superintendent Blgnoll's olllco at Lincoln, who camo hero on a special train, bringing with him railroad dotoctlves and blood hounds. Tho hounds nt onco struck tho right scent nnd woro lending their owner a fast pace south and enst to Henderson and last accounts aro that they aro hot on tho trail leading south of Hendorson to tho Bluo river, whero It Is believed tho robbers will bo found and captured. Wmm of tlitt Smitll Utij-. OMAHA, Juno 30. Tho small boy and his firecrackers and othor instru ments of torturo nro supposed to bo off of tho earth until G o'clock on tho evening until July 3. Policemen will bo nfter all violators of tho flroworks and flrocracker ordinances until that evening, when tho ordlnanco will bo Busponded until Fourth of July nt mid night. Mayor Moorcs has Instructed tho chief of pollco to prevent Fourth of July cclobratlons from continuing throughout tho entire summer. A number of runaways that woro caused by firecrackers and flroworks havo already been reported and many complnlnts havo boon lodged with tho mayor and tho pollco department. Every effort will bo mado to protect tho city of Omaha from an untimely fuslllndo of cap pistols and Roman candles. Train L'rnw riclil Trmiiin. SUPERIOR, Nob., Juno 30. Thoro was a pitched battlo Thursday morning nt Hubboll, Nob., between tho d'ew of Burlington freight train No. G3 and six tramps. Tito tramps attompted to got aboard tho train whon n brakemnn forcod thorn off. Tho brnkoman was hit In tho back of ho head by a brick and rendered unconscious for somo time. Tho rest of tho crow thon Joined In tho fight and two of tho tramps woro beaten into unconsciousness, whllo tho conductor, Ed Dnvldson. rushed Into tho caboose nnd Bccurod a revolver, which ho emptied nt thorn. Ho was a poor shot and did not hit nny of thenit Ntorm Doc Dmiing!) nt Auburn. AUBURN, Nob., Juno 30. Anotlier heavy storm hns vistod this county, tho hall doing considerable damage In somo places. For somo dlstanco tho storm followod tho path mado by tho storm of Juno 10, but extended farther east. Commissioner Connor, who suffored great loss by tho first storm, suffored grcator loss by this storm. At tho farm of James Sparks largo, flat hallstonos fell, somo of which measured eight Inches In cir cumference. Grenlitr Will Umlnruo Operation. LYONS, Nob., Juno 30. Eugeno Gronlor, sr., a farmor upon tho reser vntlon, has gone to St. Josoph's hospi tal, Sioux City, to undergo un opera tion of his loft arm and only remain ing log, caused by tho liinbB becoming apparently dead, resulting from a bono dlseaso of long standing. If Mr. Gronlor survives tho operation this will lcavo him with only ono arm, tho othor leg being cut off about a year ago, resulting from tho samo causo, Nlumlor Stilt at Mmllnoii. MADISON, Neb., Juno 30. A $1,000 damago suit for slander was begun In tho district court Wednoaday by Nor folk parties. Herbert Kaufman is tho plaintiff and J. A. Parknr and Fred Nonow tho dofendants. It Is set forth In tho petition that tho dofendnnts circulated a story that tho plaintiff had converted property of another to his own uso and by this story becom ing known his position In a Norfolk creamery wns taken from him. Lightning Slnko I Fatal. CRETH, Nob., Juno 30. A vory so voro thunder storm visited Croto and vicinity Wednesday aftornoon. Mrs. Isloy, who lives about flvo miles west of Croto, whllo out working in tho harvest field wan struck by lightning and Instantly Killed, Two of hor chil dren, who were with her In tho field, ami u rnrm unnu woro knocked down by the samo lightning stroke. Old Settler' I'll ulo. NORTH LOUP. Nob., Juno 30. Tho annual picnic of tho old settlors ot Vallov county was hold nt tlio hnmn of A. M. Stownrt on tho east Bldo of North Loup Rlvor. A largo number of tho original settlors woro In attend ance. Heritor Throivn From Horse. OREBLEV, Nob.. Juno 30. James Fuller, a herder for Will Reod, wus tnrown rrom a nprso and had his arm broken above tho olbow. His shoul der was also badly bruised. D ANOEnOU3 TO TRESPASS. Slanjr Klllod on Railroad Truck tiara No llutlnr There. - a The foarful slaughter of trespassers on tho Pennsylvania railroad tracks has onco moro awakened tho attention of the railroad, municipal nnd county authorities to tho fact tnat something should bo dono to prohibit pcoplo from walking on tho dangerous iron high ways, snyo tho Pittsburg Post. Th bloodiest record over mado In one week has Just been established on tho Pittsburg division of tho Pennsylva nia. Wcdncsdny morning tho south western express killed two men, a freight train killed nuothcr man near Johnstown nnd Conductor Gcorgo Vanco reported that ma unlcnown man had been ground to pieces In tho Ar darn tunnel, nnd thnt tho body of an other mnn who had boon run down had iicon forwarded to Qrccn3burg. Tho night boforo another unknown man was instantly killed east of Orcensburg by tho Pittsburg llmltod, and nn aged colored man who was plcklnx up coal was killed uoar tho samo place. Andrew Sorlcln, a for eigner, was struck by tho day express near Rndobaugh and died boforo ho could bo taken to the hospital. Yes terday ono ot tho fast morning trains killed another man who la thought to havo Jumped from a freight train In front of tho rapidly moving passenger engine Shortly after bno of tho fast trains shot out of tho Ardara tunnel yesterday throo men stopped on tho trnck and camo near being ground up; in fncti nothing could havo saved thorn had it not been for tho fact that tho train wns moving on a cautionary block nnd was "ought under control by tho emergency brake. Tho engi neers of tho fact trains nro careful men nnd it almost unnerves them whon they coo a human being hurled Into spaco. But they nro powerless to avoid Btich calamities, as tho careless track trespassers still walk right to tholr doom regardless of ovory warn ing. A railroad official In talking about tho slaughter that is going on yesor day said that ho could seo no way to provont It, as pcoplo would persist in walking on tho tracka. Ho rolntod a conversation between nn American and an English railway official whllo both wero riding on tho rear end ot a limited. Tho Englishman porcelvcd soma men walking on tho tracks and said: "Why do ypu allow that?" "Well," said tho Amorlcan, "whnt do you do with such trespassers?" "Wo arrest them," Bald tho Englishman. "Well, wo do wors6 than that," said tho American; "wo kill them, and yot wo can't keep thom oft tho tracks." OTHER WAYS OUT, Hut Till Oar Conductor Wni Not llrlcht Enough to Hco It. When tho conductor of a north bound Lincoln nvonuo car finished col lecting fnrcs a few dnys ago ho started for tho rear platform ns tho train was emerging from tho tunnel, says tho Chicago Chronicle. Tho door was closed, but ho had opened It hundreds of times, and thought ho would ox porlonco no dlfllculty in doing so. But tho door did not opon. After pulling gontly half a dozen times ho jerked, bjit without bucccss. Ho looked at tho top, bottom and sldos, but failed to find tho causo of tho door'a perverso n ess. When his patlonco wns exhaust ed ho went to tho front of tho car with tho intention of dropping and Jumping on tho roar platform and try ing tho door from tho outside. This was a bit ot stratogy to his credit. Ho walked up to tho front door as though ho had urgent business on tho othor sldo. Again ho took hold of tho han dle with tho samo Innocence as ho had dono nt tho roar of tho car a minute boforo. Again ho was disappointed. Tho door waa shut shut tight and re fused to bo opened. In despair ha pulled tho bell, and tho car camo to a stop on Clark street noar Indiana streot. Tho conductor on tho car ahead was signaled, and ho camo and throw back tho catch with which each car Is provided. Ho thon said: "Why didn't you open a window and Jump out?" Tho Ago ot lllril. Mr. J. H. Gurnoy, In nn nrtlclo In tho Ibis, discusses a number ot facts, collected from various books and pa pors, regarding tho ago to which birds live. Mr. Drosscr, In his "Birds of' Europo," gives an lnstanco ot a raven having lived slxity-nlno yoart'. Mr. Meade-Waldo has In captivity a pair of cnglo owIb, one of which Is sixty-eight nnd tho othor flfty-threo years old. Slnco 18G1 these birds havo bred regu larly, and havo now reared nlnoty th.rco young ones. A Batolur caglo and a condor In tho Zoological gardons at Amstordam aro still nllvo nt tho re spective ages ot flfty-flvo nnd ilfty-two. An imperial caglo of tho ago ot fifty six, a golden caglo ot forty-six nnd a. Boa cnglo of forty-two, and many othor birds of tho ago of forty downward aro also recorded. They Uloil Ilhn. "Sparo mo!" cried tho captive, "and I will bo your slnvo for llfo. I am a cook by trade, nnd enn ma"ko any dish you desire." "Well," repllod tho can nibal king, "you do look as If you would mnko a good hash. I think wo can uso you." This reply, somewhat ambiguous, left tho captlvo in dpubt, but alas! not for long. Philadelphia Press. Collrgo Profeaior to Judg. Of tho hundred Judges soloctod by tho Now York University to docldo on tho names of great Americans who aro to bo commemorated in tho Hall of Fnmo, a very largo majority nearly all, in fact nro collego professors.