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Some Absurd Current No
tions Disposed Of.
Only One-Tenth as Many Abolished
as Supposed.
Department of Justice Disclaim* ln
teutioii to lJisi-riini uut<-
Vuuiu»( Him.
from Th» Journal Bureau. Room 4t5, Pott
Building, Wa*hin a ton.
Washington, June 20. —Some absurd no
llons have acquired currency In the coun
try at large about the changes which the
establishment of rural free delivery has
"wrought and is still causing in the general
organization of the postal service. Some
body started the report, and it has gone
the rounds most industriously, that for
each rural free delivery route established
ten fourth class postoffices were wiped
cut of existence. As has been stated be
fore, It is not the purpose of the depart
ment to establish any route less than
twenty to twenty-five miles long. The
average, taking the country through,
would be about twenty-five miles, the en
durance of the carriers' horses having to
be taken into consideration. If ten offices
had to be abolished because they lay along
side of a twenty-five mile route, it would
follow that the country was dotted with
pestoffices only two and a half miles apart
on the average. Such a supposition ans
wers itself from common knowledge. But
the fact is that, so far from abolishing ten
offices, the average route abolishes not
more than one. Here and there a petty
office is found which never had any right
to exist and whose work can be more than
made good by the changed system.
The real revolution wrought by the rural
free delivery is in the star routes. Where
formerly the government was a party to
a serious economic waste, it is now spar
ing the repeated transversal of the same
ground by different persons to accomplish
the same end. To illustrate: A railroad
town which we may call A, is the distrib
uting point for three hamlets, B, C and D,
connected by one well kept turnpike
twenty-five miles long. The bulk of the
population who patronize the three offices
live along this turnpike. Under the old
system a star route contractor drove a
stage from A over the twenty-five miles
of road, passing the homes of all
persons, but delivering his mail, only in
cioeed pouches, at B, C and D.
There the respective postmasters opened
the poaches and assorted the letters and
other matter, and the farmers who lived
along the turnpike hitched up their horses
once a day and journeyed to the office each
patronized, taking an hour or two of his
time in the busy season to make this trip,
though going over precisely the same
ground as tae contractor. Under the new
regime the carrier takes his open mail
sack full of matter for distribution along
his route, saving every one of these pat
rons the trouble of harnessing and the
time o-f a trip from one to three miles and
return. But he takes also closed pouches
for delivery at the several postoffices, con
taining mail addressed to persons who do
not live along the turnpike, but in the
back country not reached by his route.
These people have to have a postoffice as
heretofore, and they will continue to make
tneir journeys daily, or so many times a
week, until the rural free delivery service
attains a stage of development where it
covers the entire country and not simply
that which Is convenient of access.
About the only effect the new system Is
likely to have, therefore, upon the country
postoffices, is to diminish the volume of
their business and thus keep them longer
out of the next higher class. By slow de
grees the shrinkage is liable to reach a
point where it will no longer pay the post
master, the government or the people of
the neighborhood to continue certain of
fices in existence, *nd they will be extin
guished. But, on the other hand, improved
mail facilities are found to have a marked
effect upon the life and business of a
small community, and what the postmas
ter loses in the daily swarming of farmers
at his store, it is believed will be compen
sated In the increased prosperity of the
CLARK.AND THE The department of
justice is desirous
LAND CASES. that the govern
ment's attitude in
the Clark prosecutions in Montana be j
fully understood. Said an officer of that
department to-day:
We have no intention or thought of perse
cuting anybody. We have taken hold of the
cases against Senator Clark because they
■were the first to be reported to us. Just as
fast as we hear of similar violations of thii
stone and timber act, we propose to proceed
against the guilty parties, whether they live
in Montana or elsewhere. It Is likely that
violations of this law have been numerous,
and we want to secure evidence as rapidly as ,
possible against all violators, to the end that
the government may recover land which has
been illegally taken from it, and put a etop
to this sort of lawlessness. Senator Clark
happens to be mixed up in this first case, but
that fact had nothing to do with our reaching
a determination to push matters. Every vio
lator of the law who can be found is to be
PLATT KNOCKS Senator Platt'sj
declaration in favor
ROOSEVELT. of Governor Odell as
the probable choice
of the New York republicans as a candi
date for the presidency next time is re
garded here as a direct stab at Vice
President Roosevelt, also a New Yorker,
and presumably a candidate for the nom
ination. It is hardly thought that Odell
could secure the prize. In the opinion of
a majority of republicans outside of New
York, Roosevelt is the logical favorite
son for that etate. which stands no chance
of winning with anybody else. The selec
tion of Odell by New York in all proba
bility -would make more certain the nom
ination of some man from the middle
west, Fairbanks perhaps. In that event,
New York might consent to Odell for the
vice presidency, for it is certain that
Roosevelt would not accept a renomina
TARIFF Congressman Stev
ens of St. Paul, in
REVISION. Washington to-day,
has stirred up a good
deal of added Interest in the Babcock bill
by telling that in the middle west repub
lican sentiment is very strong in favor of
tariff revision, especially along the line
which Babcock proposes. He predicts
that the pressure will be so heavy from
this section upon republican congressmen
next winter that it cannot be resisted;
and that even if there should be no legis
lation, the ways and means committee will
*be compelled to give the bill a respect
ful bearing. This means that both sides j
will appear before the committee, whose
inquiries will stretch over a period of
several months, perhaps, and that in the
end the committee will make some sort of
a report, probably majority and minority,
to the house, where the matter will be
definitely settled. It is too big a question,
Mr. Stevens says, to be waved aside by
the committee in the way demanded by
high protectionists. Mr. Stevens expects
to be here until Saturday.
Repri jentatlve Stevens went to the
postoffiee department and secured a
promise of the establishment of a rural
free delivery route on Aug. 1 at White
Bear. Postmaster General Smith is out
of town to-day, but will be back soon,
when Stevens and Eddy will see him about
rural mail boxes. This afternoon Steveus
will go to ihe treasury and war depart
ments. At the former place he will take
up the completion of the St. Paul post
office building with Supervising Architect
Taylor, and at the latter department he
will discuss the purchase of supplies for
the northwestern post in the twin cities.
Mr. Stevens said to-day that there is no
danger of the tea inspection service at St.
Paul being abolished. The two large
bonded warehouses are now being built to
accommodate the increasing amount of
tea which comes to this place by way of
the northern railroad lines, not to men
tion what comes through Canada and is
inspected at St. Paul for distribution in
the middle west. The St. Paul congress
man introduced Dr. D. F. Brooks to the
secretary of the interior. Dr. Brooks had
some matters connected with the lumber
situation in northern Minnesota to dis
cuss with the secretary.
—W. W. Jermane.
Washington Small Talk.
Congressman Tawney started west to-day.
Emil Van Hoenackeri. of AVinona, was or
dained a Catholic priest, in St. Mary's sem
inary, Baltimore, this week.
Cactain Reuben B. Turner, quartermaster,
has been assigntd to duty in charge of con
struction at the new army post at Dcs
Corooral Patrick J. Collins. Company C,
EiKhth infantry, at Fort Snelling, has been
ordered discharged from the service by way
of favor.
The controller of the currency has approved
the lowa National Bank, of Dcs Moines. as
a reserve agent for the First National Bank
of Estherville, lowa.
Postmasters were appointed to-day as fol
lows: Montana—Bonner, Missoula county,
William E. Coleman. South Dakota—Spain,
Marshall county, Evan R. Owen. Wisconsin —
L'owell, Dodge county, Guy G. Ganes.
President McKinley is cow taking his ex
ercise mostly in the grounds back of the
! White House. He usually walks for a^
hour in company with some friend. Con
troller Dawes is frequently his companion oa
these perigrinations.
A civil service examination will be held
in various cities in the tenth division of the
railway mail service on Aug. 20, to fill po
sitions of railway mail clerks in that di
vision. The division embraces the entire
state of Montana and the vacancies to be
filled are in railway postofflces in that state.
Journal Excursionists Reach
Mackinac All Well
and Happy.
i Special to The Journal.
Mackinac Island, Mich., June 29.—The !
Miami, with The Minneapolis Journal's
I Pan-American excursion, arrived here
ahead of time this morning with every
| body on board hanpy and enjoying every
| minute of the trip. The early arrival
! gives more time at Mackinac than was cx
i pected, which is, of course, agreeable to
all. The Miami is a delightful vessel to i
Ibe aboard, and the weather since the ]
' party left Duluth has been of the best. !
! There is not a single excursionist on the j
• sick list. This afternoon the "Pan- j
I Americans" are enjoying carriage drives \
i about the island. The excursionists will j
leave acocrding to schedule on the North
West at 5 ?. m.
On Invitation She Dissipates the
Ignorance of the
. ' ". . . Bench.
Special to The Journal.
Chicago, June £0. —Pretty women made
"goo-goo 1' eyes at Justice Dooley in the
Maxwell street police court yesterday.
Mamie Vociki was on trial charged with
having made "goo-goo" eyes at her neigh
bor, Annie Monich, 835 Allport street.
"She makes goo-goo eyes at me all the
time," explained Mrs. Monich. "When
ever she sees me she makes eyes, and I
want it stopped."
Then Mrs. Monich introduced a dczen
women to testify that "goo-goo" eyes as
made by the defendant greatly worried
and troubled the complainant.
"I've heard much about 'goo-goo' eyes,
but I have never seen them," declared his
honor. "I am unable at this time to say
whether 'goo-goo' eyes are violations of
the law."
Then one of the witnesses volunteered
to demonstrate what "goo-goo" eyes
really were. The proposition staggered
the magistrate, and it was fully a minute
before he replied. Then he permitted
the witness to make "goo-goo" eyes. Her
efforts were greeted with roars of laugh
ter. She gave room to another, who said
that her "goo-goo" eyes were the real
thing. She winked one eye shyly and
seemed to be flirting with the court
bailiff. Then followed the other women
in all the different styles of "goo-goo"
The court found relief by sending all
the women home and warning the defend
ant to refrain from making "goo-goo"
eyes in the future.
British General Hiwl Some Experi
ence With the Boem.
Ac« Ycrte Sun Special Service
Berlin, June 20.—The Rheinishe West
phalische Zeitung, published at Essen,
says it has the authority of Mrs. Botha
for the statement that General French
was captured by the Boers some time
ago and released on parole. The paper
The unscrupulous British general, regard
lese of his pledge of honor, broke his parole
and escaped. He did not, however, profit by
his faithlessness, for before he had got with
in touch of the British lines the keen bur-
Khers caught up with him, recaptured him
and brought him back to General Botha.
General Botha, continues the story, or
dered the British cavalry leader to be
shot, and the sentence was about to be
carried out when a message came in hot
haste from the British commander-in
chief, Lord Kitchener, imploring the Boer
general to delay the execution and offer
ing to release 1,000 Boers from the prison
camp at Simonstown to secure General
French's release. On these conditions the
British general was set at liberty.
Officers at Shakopee Have No Cine
to Work I'poii.
Special to The Journal.
Shakopee, Minn., June 20. —Officers of
this county have no clue to the identity
of the murderers of William Riggs, shot
at Merrtam Junction, and doubt is felt.
if the men are ever punished. Coroner
Hirscher found it to be a clear case of
murder, and has so officially reported.
Riggs* remains were buried here yester
day afternoon.
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T A r EVENING, JUNE 20, 1901.
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Report of the Paris Exposi-
tion Commission.
Selling Copies of the Report for Four
Times Their Cost.
C'aitehart Already In Poisesulon of
a Good SaJary Fruiu tbe
J"n>»i T7i* .Tourntl Bureau, Room 48, FoH
Building, Washinuton. , . ; ;
Washington, June 20.—There is likely
to be an interesting story connected
with the preparation of the report of the
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"Easy Boss" Platt—New York will furnish the next president.
Reed I _
Odell ' — wonder if he means me!
Root j
Paris Exposition commission. The story
centers about A. S v Capehart of South
Dakota and Paris, one of the highest sal
aried officials of the commission, receiving
$400 per month, who has entered upon a
scheme, which, while legal in the strict
sense of the word, is sure to arouse bit
ter and biting criticism in congress next
winter and perhaps end in an investiga
Mr. Capehart's scheme requires the pub
lic to buy the government's publication
of the report of the Paris commission at
more than four times its actual cost, and
the big rake off goes into his own pocket.
This would not be more than mere busi
ness extortion if Mr. Cap«hart were not
the editor and compiler of the report
which he offers to sell. It is understood
he is still drawing his $400 per month
from the government. In a business cir
cular sent broadcast apparently to ex
hibitors at the Paris Exposition, Mr.
Capehart offers to sell full sets of the re
port of the Paris Exposition at $20 per
Capehart Explains.
In explaining this business transaction
by which a government employe, paid to
edit a government bqj>k, proceeds to sell
that same book for his own account, Mr.
Capehart says:
In ordering this report to be printed con
gress did not provide copies for general public
| distribution. Under a law which permits a
I citizen to purchase not to exceed 250 copies
j of any public document from the public
| printer by ordering in advance of printing
j and paying cost of production, plus 10 per
cent, I have secured this number of full seta
jof the Paris exposition report. These copies
I I am having bound in silk cloth, gilt let
| tered, appropriate for library purposes.
Owing to the limited cumber of impressions
of this six-volume, highiy Illustrated pub
lication, the cost of production has been
considerably above*the average.
The circular which is sent out by Mr.
Capehart ever his name is a straight
forward business proposition, and but for
his connection with the Paris exposition
commission the enterprise might be passed
over merely as an attempt to secure an
extraordinary price for an unusually dull
government publicr'ion. Mr. Carehart is
entirely correct in saying that any citizen
may purchase 250 copies of a public docu
ment in advance of publication by paying
cost, plus 10 per cent. He has not, how
ever taken the public into his confidence
regarding what the cost is.
Low Cost.
Inquiry at the printing office develops
the remarkable fact that these reports
of the Paris exj>osition, six volumes in
each set, will not cwt Mr. Capehart more
than $3.60 cer set for printing, binding
and the half-tone illustrations and maps.
Adding $1.40 ;>er set to cover all ex
penses of advertising, packing, shipping
and collectins will bring the cost of the
full set of six volumes up to the moderate
sum of $5.
Mr. Capehart's selling price is Just four
times that amount and apparently he is
in a position where ac expects to make a
profit of $15 tier set on 260 sets, or a to
tal profit of $3,750 on a report for the
editing of which he was paid by the United
States government at the rate of $4,800
per year. There will be printed 1,682
official copies of the book, of which 500
go to designated libraries, 600 to mem
bers of the house and senate, 52 to the
library of congress, 15 to the house
library, 15 to the senate library and 500
to be reserved for binding upon orders
from members of congress. As a matter
of fact, congress did not really consider
the report worth printing at all. An
effort was made to provide for an edition,
but it was found that an appropriation
could not be passed without a fight, be
cause so many influential members of both
houses were annoyed at the constant
criticism over the expenditures authorized
by Commissioner General Peck. At the
last moment an arrangement was quietly
effected by which the report was printed
as a senate document. This accounts
for the small number authorized and also
for lite lack of general information on the
Commissioner General Peck ordered 250
sets of the reports for the purpose of pre
senting them to his friends and expects
to pay for tho books out of hia own
It should be said In justice to Mr. Cape
tart that he has made no attempt to mis
represent the situation. He advertises it
as "a private enterprise," though he man
ages to affix the official seal to the trans
action by saying:
Having served as a member of the com
mittee which c< mpiled this report, and as its
editor, it would be inappropriate for me to
comment upon its merits as a publication.
There is no law preventing the sale of
government publications. . Any cabinet
officer could order extra copies of his an
nual report and sell them to the public at
a generous advance on cost, but this has
never been done, as it has never been
thought proper for a government official
to attempt to sell a report he was paid
to write.
—W. W. Jermane.
Mr. Capehart will be remembered as ft
former resident of Minneapolis and of North
Dakota. He was at one time in the news
paper business in Minneapolis and while here
became interested in the Goodson matrix ma
chine, but was clever enough to dispose of
his interests at a handsome figure. Mdre
recently he has been engaged in ranching in
North Dakota. He was piicate secretary to
Governor Burke when he was chief executive
of North Dakota.
Minnesota the First State to Do This
Little Conrte«>—9luchAp-' :''
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j Special to The Journal.
Buffalo, N. V., June 20. —Minnesota paid
her respects to Mexico and the South
American states this afternoon. Governor
Van Sant and staff, in dress uniforms,
paid a formal visit to the buildings of
other countries and were received with
| great cordiality and ostentation. Minne
sota is t!he first, state to do this little
courtesy, and it was warmly appreciated
by the Pan-American legions.
Senor Naunziew, in charge of the Mexi
can exhibit, in speaking to Superintendent
James McMullen yesterday, said he would
like very much to meet the governor of
Minnesota. This gave McMullen the idea,
and he arranged for the tour made this
afternoon. He started from the Minne
sota building at 2 p. m., going first to the
Mexican building, then to the Gautemala
Honduras and other headquarters.
Fountains were a superfluity on the
Pan-American grounds to-day. A heavy
rain poured nearly all night and until 9
o'clock this morning. The editorial party
did the interiors of the big buildings and
many took advantage of the last day to
get a glimpse of Buffalo. The party will
start early to-morrow morning for Ni
agara Falls. The governor's car will ac
company the editorial train all the way
Strange Story of a Crooks
ton Man.
From Whom He Was Separated
When Only Four Years Old.
Lucky Visit of a. New York Man
Clears Ip a Mystery of Many
Tears Standing. ~ <■
Special to The Journal.
Crookston, Minn., June 20.— J. H. Kear
nes, a tinner employed. In this city,
learned to-day that his parents, from
whom he was kidnapped when four years
of age, are still living, and he is rejoicing
as a consequence.
Mr. Kearnes was born at Linesville, Pa.,
and lived with his parents until 4 years
of age, when he was stolen, and all efforts
on their part to locate him were futile. He
was taken to Ohio, and later to Minnesota,
where he married and has reared a family.
Before the death of the woman whose hus
band kidnapped Mr. Kearnes she told him
his history and the residence of his par
ents as near as she could remember. He
made every effort to ascertain the truth
of the story, but was unable to do so.
Last week there arrived in Crookston an
agent for a nursery firm in Rochester, N.
V., who became acquainted with Mr.
Kearnes, and it came out that he was
from the town in Pennsylvania from which
Mr. Kearnes had been stolen. Mr. Kear
nes questioned him and learned what all
the years of futile inquiry had failed to
disclose, that his father was alive and a
resident of Leon, Ohio.
A telegram was at once sent and the
father was filled with Joy to find that the
son whom he had long mourned as dead
was still living. As soon as Mr. Kearnes
can arrange his business to get away he
will go to Leon for an extended visit.
Boer Sympathizer Telia of Corre
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spondence Between Kraser
and Botha.
Washington, June 20.—The Boer sympa
thizers in the United States are making
preparations for a visit by Mr. Kruger to
this country in the autumn, which was
announced some time ago by Montagu
White, the Transvaal representative in
Washington. C. W. Van der Hoogt, an ac
tive Boer sympathizer of Washington, who
has just returned here from New York,
says a conference of leading pro-Boers
was held on Saturday, Sunday and Mon
day, and that the chairman of the recep
tion committee was chosen. He will be
Consul General Pierce of the Orange Free
State, whose office is in New York.
Mr. Van der Hoogt said that General
Botha was permitted to communicate by
cable with Mr. Kruger on condition that
he would try to get Mr. Kruger to agree
to certain peace terms favorable to Great
Britain, and that the British authorities
should see the dispatches. Botha carried
out the agreement and Kruger's reply
was that independence was the first basis
of any terms of peace.
The Railway Manager Chosen to a
Unique Position Explains the
Plan in Detail.
Hoped That His Work Will Obviate
Necessity for Actual Combina
tion of Harriman Roads.
San Francisco, June 20.— J. C. Stubbs, vice president of the Southern Pacific, whoso
appointment as traffic manager of the vast system of roads controlled by the Harriman
interests is announced from Chicago, has arrived in this city. In speaking of the
innovation to be introduced in railroad methods by the creation of the position to which
hehas just been appointed, Mr. Stubbs explained the matter by saying that Mr. Harri
man has been considering for some time the feasibility and practicability of divorcing
the trac of the lines he is interested in from the other affairs of the road.
He has talked over the scheme with other gentlemen who helped to frame the
policy and direct the fortunes of the Union Pacific and Southern Pacific, and has
evolved a plan which, in Harriman's opinion, ought to accomplish the heretofore
impossible task of harmonizing the interests of the several Harriman roads.
Ah Mr. Stubbs pats it, it is a plan to bring; about a unification of In
terests with a reduction of friction and the elimination of unnecessary
competition without consolidating- the properties under one manage-
I inent.
Under this plan one man is to have entire charge of the traffic of the several cor
porations, and in order effectually to divorce the traffic from the other affairs of the
road, this official will report directly to the board. This position of power and respon
sibility, comparable to no other in the history of railroading, was offered to Mr. Stubbs
and he accepted. The plan is an absolutely new one in railroading. Mr. Stubbs does
not even know what title will be bestowed upon him.
"I suppose," said he, "that it will be 'traffice director' or 'director of traffic' That
is a matter of detail that has not been considered as yet.
"In a word," Mr. Stubbs went on to explain, "I am to be placed in entire charge of
the traffic of the Southern Pacific, the Union Pacific, the Oregon Railway & Navigation
company and the Oregon Short Line, and I will report to the boards of directors of the
several companies. That means that I am to report direct to Mr. Harriman. The
organization is simply this: Each company has its board of directors, and each board
of directors has an executive committee presided over by a chairman. When the
board of directors is in session it is supreme, and when the board is not in session and
the executive committee is holding a meeting the executive committee is supreme.
When the executive committee in not in session, the chairman of the committee runs
"E. H. Harriman is chairman of the executive committee of the four roads. The
other Harriman roads, such as the Illinois Central and the Chicago & Alton, are not
embraced in this arrangement. My responsibilities will be confined to the lines west of
the river. This is the territory within which all the traffic troubles have existed.
There have been poools and gentlemen's agreements, and they have all failed to solve
the problem. Now Mr. Harriman purposes,to try this experiment of handling the traffic
of the lines over which he presides.
"I am relied upon to show Sir. Harriaian and his associates that a
Systematic readjustment of the traffic methods of the several road* in
harmonious lines and an economic administration of the affairs of the
traffic departments frill be attended by greater profit.
"Mr. Harriman has such an idea, and I am to demonstrate it to him in practice.
It is all new and experimental. The pathway is unblazed. Whether the result will
justify the experiment remains to be seen. I have no idea whether or not the arrange
ment will be permanent. Because of the novelty of my ney position and becausa I will
live henceforth in Chicago instead of San Francisco, I am not as happy over the
change as I might be."
Mr. Stubbs said that the new arrangement respecting himself was a complete
surprise to the presidents of the Southern Pacific and Union Pacific, as it was to rail
road men in the country, who were not prepared to see such a revolution in the meth
ods of conservative railroad corporations.
Mr. Stubbs added that when he left Chicago a plan was being perfected to place
the traffic of the Northern Pacific, the Great Northern and the Burlington in the hands
of Darius Miller, at present second vice president of the Great Northern, and that
there wouJd in all probability be brought about a centralization of the management of
the Gould lines, including the Missouri Pacific, the Texas & Rio Grande linos. Mr.
Stubbs will leave here early in July for Chicago and enter upon the duties of his new
Mr. Miller is still in Chicago conferring with officials of the Hill-Morgan railway!
regarding the new position it is proposed to give him.
Parker of West Superior Sued for
Libel—Culmination of Politi
cal Troubles.
Special to The Journal.
West Superior, Wis., June 20. —Mayor
Parker has been sued for libel by Alder
man Barry of the tenth ward, who alleges
that the mayor libeled him in a report
to the council which stated that Barry
had for years run his saloon in connec
tion with a gambling house or house of
ill-fame, or both.
The action is a civil one that will come
up at the next term of the superior court,
but an order for the arrest of the mayor
was made and the warrants served by
Sheriff Sommers. The mayor was re
leased on his own recognizance for the
present, but by order of the court will
furnish a $500 bond this. afternoon.
The suit is the second move in a fight
between the administration and its ene
mies that is expected to continue until
election time next spring. More suits
Volley of E&gs for Endeavorers
Special to The Journal.
Omaha, June 20.—Twenty young Christian Endeavorers who have been holding a
series of meetings near Stanton, Neb., have proved themselves as worthy members of
the cX eh militant as any crusader who ever buckled on aimor. At an evening meet
ing- j services were interrupted by a volley of eggs which were thrown with deadly
c' >.. The windows were all open and the fusillade came from every direction.
Rev. Horace Claibom, a Presbyterian minister, was smitten squarely between the
V/es, and organdie gowns were a yellow and sticky ruin. The worshipers made for the
dcor with all haste, but the mischief-makers had vanished.
So incensed were the Endeavours that they telegraphed to Lincoln for the peni
tentiary bloodhounds before resuming their worship. Early this morning the dogs
were put on the scent at the schoolhouse and without hesitation led the pursuers to
the homes of four young men of the town, "Will Besk, Ralph Marshall, Omer Stuart
and Thomas Long, Jr. Two of the marauders admitted their guilt, and the others were
convicted on testimony before Judge Vining. They were fined $100 and costs.
Omaha Babe Is Held as a Hostage
Special to The Journal.
Omaha, Neb., June 20.—Mrs. Martha Higgins has complained to Justice Shoemakef
that he 3-months-old infant is being held by Emil Glassman of the Salvation Army la
default of $17, the amount of a board bill.
Captain Glassman admits that the little one ia kept as a hostage, but asserts that
he has faithfully filled its bottle for three months and deserves to be paid. The
mother, he says, is well able to pay. The young mother says the baby was left with
the captain while she was absent at the washtub. She admits he has attended it
faithfully, but notwithstanding, she wants a habeas corpus for tL» baby.
are likely to be started and a lot of soiled
linen is expected to be washed at council
meetings from this time on.
Mayor Partner says he will, without
fail, prove his charges against Barry. It
is claimed that Parker refused to answer
Barry's questions as to the number of
houses for fear of proceedings against
him, as many houses have been running
wide open.
Animal Seventy Feet Long; Secured
fur Chicago.
Special to The Journal.
Grand Junction, Col., June 20.—For the
last month Professor Riggs and party of
the Marshall Field Columbian Museum of
Chicago have been at work exploring in
the vicinity of Fruita, ten miles west of
this city, for the remains of prehistoric
animals' bones. A day or tw.o ago the
party ran across one of the finest speci
mens of the dinosaurus, which is said to
be seventy feet long and fully ten feet
high. The bones are being taken from
the earth and are in a splendid state of,
preservation. As soon as they are col
lected they will be packed carefully and
shipped to Chicago, where the monster
animal will be mounted.

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