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LIBERAL ALLED UPON TO
ORGANIZE A NEW CABINET [By Associated Press] Loidon, Dec. 4.-The political crisis In the united kingdom reached a cli max today, when Arthur J. Balfour, the premier, formally tendered the resig nation of himself and the members of his cabinet to King Edward, who ac cepted them. His majesty has invited Sir Henry Campbell Bannerman to an interview tomorrow morning, when he will offer him the mission of forming a new cabinet. Sir Henry will accept the task and within a few days, even within a few hours, a new government will be formed. A brief official announcement was made tonight that the cabinet had resigned, that the king had accepted the resignation of his ministers and that Sir Henry Campbell Bannerman had been sent for. It would now appear that the entire "LITTLE BOB" IS SILENT LaFollette Keeps Friends and Enemies In Ignorance as to His Decision Con cerning Acceptance of Seat. Madison, Wis., Dec. 4.-The legisla ture, which has been called together for a special session by Governor La Follette met here at 3 o'clock this af Follette, met here at 3 o'clock this af ing was accomplished. The anxiously awaited message of the governor was not ready and an adjournment was taken until 9:30 o'clock tomorrow, w'hen it is expected the message will be received and read. Up to tonight the governor had not made any move showing what plans he has for the future. There are those who believe he will resign the govern orship and go to the United States sen ate, while there are as many more who igure he will notify the legislature that he does not care to go to Wash ington and in the seatorial election that will then follow will try to obtain the election of Isaac Stephenson of Marinette. IS GIVEN SETBACK. -Chicago City Council Rejects Mayor Dunne's Pet Policies. Chicago, Dec. 4.-A double reverse was administered to Mayor Dunn.e at tonight's session of the city council, for the aldermen rejected his policy as regards gas rates and his traction plan. The defeats came after some of the livliest discussions ever witnessed in the council chambers, the session last ing so far into the night that Mayor Dunne, who had been invited to at tend a conference of the Ohio mayors at Cleveland tomorrow, had to abandon his trip. TURNED OUT TO STARVE. Large Number of Reserves Suddenly Discharged at Odessa. Vienna, Dec. 4.-The Tageblatt, pub lished a communication from Odessa which was conveyed by boat to Pod. woloczyska, Galacia, and thence tele graphed, saying a thousand reserves have suddenly been released from ser vice and are hungry and homeless. They are parading the streets asking for food. Governor General Kaulbars refuses to help them. and they are threatening to steal and plunder. KILLED BY FANCIED PAIN. Woman Physician Dies of Mental and Physical Torture. New York, Dec. 4.-Doctor Kate L. S. Sterling, one of New York's ablest women physicians, widely known and beloved, died last night at the New York hospital after a month's fight against the keenest mental and phy sical torture. Suffering from affection of the nerves of the left arm, long endured in silence, the doctor finally decided to go to the hospital for treatment. There, on the advice of surgeons, she consented to amputation. The opera tion was performed successfully and the patient seemed to rally. But the severed arm came back to ..haunt the victim. The throbbing ierves, lost in substance, still were present in spirit. The former agony, augmented tenfold, returned to rack the unfortunate woman. She felt the arm contract until the muscles seem sd strained to the bursting point. She screamed with pain, although no ac tual torment had been able to wring a murmur from her lips. Her physical suffering was so great that the doctors kept her under the tinfluence of opiates. Two weeks ago it was seen that her general health we failing. Nothing remained real to her, but the throb of her lost arm. She Urdually wasted away until the aod eame. programme had been cut and dried for some time and it is even probable that the liberal leader has already complet ed his cabinet, though this, like every thing else in connection with British officialdom, must be left to surmise. It may be stated as certain that Lord Rosebery will be entirely ignored in the make-up of the new cabinet and that John Morley will be one of the chief advisors of Sir Henry in drawing up the list of his official family to be presented to his majesty. Mr. Moreley himself is considered likely to go to the Indian office and it is probable that Herbert Henry As quith will be chancellor of the exche quer. The foreign agairs portfolio will go either to Lord Elgin or Sir Edward Grey, though the latter is con sidered likely to be made secretary for the colonies. AN AGED CONSTABLE. Iowa Claims Oldest Peace Officer in United States. Eldora, Iowa, Dec. 4.-A cousin of the late President McKinley is the oldest peace officer in the United States and he lives in this city. His name is Jonathan Edgington. He was born in Richland county, Ohio, in 1824, and is now 81 years of age. He has always been a stanch republi can. "The worst criminal has no terrors for me," says the old veteran. "I will willingly and unhesitatingly ar rest any man for whom I have a war rant. I tell them that it is a matter of duty with me and that is all there ib about it" Edgington is seldom armed. He de lights to relate interesting stories and his recollections of the pioneer days, but the thrilling accounts of some of his later experiences are fully as in teresting. At the November term of the Hardin county district court, he drove many miles over rough roads in sunshine and storm, dark nights and rainy days, but judge, sheriff and mag istrate always knew that Jonathan might be depended upon to bring in the man he went after. Edgington came to Eldora in 1852 and since that time has occupied the same home. He has been an Odd Fel low since the organization of the local lodge in 1855, and a Mason since 1860. His brother, 85 years of age, still lives here. His wife is a sister of the late Bishop Harris of the Methodist church. PREPARING TO FLEE Friendly German Squadron in Baltic Sea at Disposal of Czar and Family if Needed. St. Petersburg, via Eydtkuhnen, East Prussia, Dec. 4.-It is reported from Cronstadt that a German squad ron has been sighted in the Baltic sea near the Russian coast. Rumors attribute the appearance of the squad ron as preparatory to the flight of the Russian imperial family. Agrarian and anti-Jewish outbreaks are reported to have occurred in the governments of Chernigoff, Terek, Kursk and Kasan. AN UNUSUAL MEETING. Two Brothers Will Meet First Time at Family Reunion. Manistique, Mich., .Dec. 4.-Oliver Hart is in receipt of news that two of his brothers, Frank and Henry Hart, are living at Atlantic, Houghton coun ty. He had not heard of the former in 33 years, and Henry ne never saw. The latter was born while Oliver Hart was following the vocation of a sailor, and shortly afterward, death intervening, the family became di vided. A reunion of the children has been arranged for New Year's day at At lantic. Those who will attend, nearly all of whom have not seen each other for many years, will be Louis Hart, Ishpeming; Amos and Joseph Hart, Bark River; Oliver Hart, Manistique; Mrs. Moran, Atlantic, and Frank and Henry Hart. A son of the latter, Frank Hart of Chicago, will also be in attendance. It was largely through his efforts that the various children were found. AIMED AT "CODE." Washington, Dec. 4.-The Annapolis "code" which has figured so promi nently in the court martial trial of Midshipman Minor Meriwether was attacked today in a bill introduced in the house by Representative Bueller of Pennsylvania. It stipulates that peremptory dismissal shall be the punishment for any midshipman im plicated in hazing. . VENTURED OVER TILE STATE LINE A. BORNSTEIN WAS ARRESTED AT FORSYTH SATURDAY. WANTED IN COLUMBUS The Charge of Embezzlement )~as Preferred Against Him by Officer of Columbus Bank Several Months Ago-Once Arrested in Wy.nifng, But Refused to Come Back. A. Bornstein, a traveling hide and pelt buyer, is an inmate of the county jail at the present writing, having been brought here from Forsyth by Sheriff Adams, Sunday. Early last October a warrant fWas issued for the arrest of Bornstein on the complaint of P. H. Hawkins, cash ier of the Columbus bank, charging him with embezzlement. A short time thereafter Sheriff Adams located the man at Sheridan, Wyo., and cus ed his arrest by the officers of that place. When the sheriff went after Bornstein he refused to come to Bill ings without requisition papers. Sher iff Adams returned here and attempt ed to secure a requisition from the governor, but his application was de nied for some reason. He told Born stein at the time that it would not be long until he would venture over into Montana, and the sheriff's pre diction proved true. Last Saturday evening Sheriff Adams received a tel egram from Sheriff Northway at For syth stating that Bornstein had drivel across the country and was in that city. Instructions were wired for his arrest and on Sunday the local officer went after his man. Bornstein informed the sheriff that he expected to come to Billings any way, and the latter told him that he failed to write anything concerning his intentions, hence his arrest at Forsyth. Sheriff Adams is not fully acquainted with the facts of Born stein's alleged offense. He states, however, that the man secured about $200 from the Columbus bank in an alleged crooked manner of some sort, i and that the bank officers will prose cute him. LENGTHY ANSWER 18 FILED. t In Case of White and Cardwell Against Pred. W. Barling. T. S. Hogan, attorney for the de fendant, filed a lengthy answer for his client, yesteday, in the case of William D. White and Alfred V. Card well against Fred. W. Barling. The suit was instituted several months ago by Mr. Goddard, attorney for the plaintiffs, and is quite a tan gled up matter to the ordinary indi vidual. In substance the petition al leges that Barling absorbed all of the waters of Blue. creek on which the ranches of all the parties to the suit are located, and this after the plain tiffs had filed on 1,500 inches of the waters of the creek at least ten years before defendant settled in the val ley. The answer states that the defend-; ant has not used any water that the plaintiffs were entitled to, inasmuch as Blue creek is not a continuous stream between their respective ranches, except in time of freshets.I The answer asks the court to grant a permanent injunction against the plaintiffs from interfering in any man ner with the dam or headgates of the defendant. FINNS ARE ARMING. Great Quantities of Arms And Amu nition Are Being Imported. Stockholm, Dec. 4.-Great quantities of arms and ammunition are being im ported into Finland. Every steamer departing for Finland from Sweden carries 100 pounds of ammunition, the limit allowed under the Swedish law for passenger steamers. Ever; avail able revolver has been shipped. as well as large quantities of discarded army guns. WILL RESIST EXPULSION. Omaha, Neb., Dec. 4.-In addition to Miss Mae Hamilton, Bishop Scannell's edict of excommunication against those Catholics who attended the Ken nedy-Pritchett wedding applies to Mrs. Emma Cotton Nash, daughter-in-law of the late president of the American smelting and refining company. Mrs. Nash, it was learned this evening, was one of those who attended the wed ding ceremony. She will return to the Episcopal church, to which she be longed prior to her marriage to Mr. Nash. Friends of Miss Mae Hamilton con- I tinue to express themselves almost I angrily in reference to the action of ( the bishop, which, they declare, is nothing less than persecution. They asserted it is not within the laws of the church that a Catholic can not at tend the wedding of a divorcee, and that Bishop Scannel went beyond his authority when he issued his pastoral. It is the general impression that this pastoral was directly ainwed at Miss Hamilton, who was one of the brides maids. According to her friends, Miss Hamilton will at once take an appeal to the archbishop from the order of Bishop Scannell. Miss Hamilton on the one side and the bishop on the other positively decline to make any statement regarding the matter today, the bishop simply" declaring the inci dent closed. It has been learned that, besides Miss Mae Hamilton and her sister, Miss Stella Hamilton, and Mrs. Cuda hy, already mentioned, Miss Mary Mc Shane, a niece of Count Creighton, was also present at the reception which followed the ceremony. The order of excommunication did not apply to those who attended the recep tion. PEASANTS IN REVOLT. Organized Bands at Libau Slay and Pillage Without Dist'nction. Koenigsburg, East Prussia, Dec. 4.-r The Ostpreussische Zeitung prints re ports received from Libau saying that several of the nobility, officers and other residents of Livonia and Cour land have been attacked by peasants, killed and terribly mutilated. Baron Cappenhausen was severely wounded. Bands of several hundred peasants are roving about, robbing and killing. A general insurrection of the peasants and laborers is expected. A NEW PARK ROUTE Oregon Short Line to Build From Idaho Point to Western G4e of "Wonderland." Chicago, December 4.-Among the new lines to be built by the Harriman system this year, according to the Record-Herald, will be extension of the Oregon Short line from St. Anthony, Idaho, to the Yellowstone National park by way of Maryeville, a distance of 74 miles. The St. Anthony route was abandoned years ago for the Mont da route into the park, necessitating a long stage ride before the park is reached and on this account the Ore gon Short line has never been able to compete with the Northern Pacific for park trafflq. With the completion of the St. Anthony route on the western side, the Oregon Short line will reach the very gates of the park, enabling the road to abandon its stage service entirely. PRODUCE AND MONEY MARKETS. St. Paul Livestock. St. Paul, Dec. 4.-Cattle-Recelpts 300. Strong at 15 cents higher. G(rass fed steers, $firstname.lastname@example.org; cows and heif ers, $email@example.com; grain fed steers, $3.75 @5.50; cows and heifers, $firstname.lastname@example.org; calves, $email@example.com. Hogs-Receipts, 2,800. Five cents lower. Light, $firstname.lastname@example.org; mixed, $email@example.com; heavy, $firstname.lastname@example.org; pigs, $email@example.com. Sheep-Receipts 300. Ten to 25 cents higher. Wethers, $firstname.lastname@example.org; ewes, $email@example.com; lambs, $4.50@6. Omaha Livestock. Omaha, Dec. 4.- Cattle- Receipts Q,000. Market 5 to 10 cents lower. Native steers, $firstname.lastname@example.org; cows and heifers, $email@example.com; Texans and west ern steers, $firstname.lastname@example.org; cows and heif ers, $email@example.com; calves, $3@6. Hogs-Receipts 6,500. Market 5 to 10 cents lower.' Bulk of sales, $4.77% firstname.lastname@example.org%. S,$heep- Receipts 6,000. Market steady to strong. Sheep, $email@example.com; lambs, $firstname.lastname@example.org. Chicago Livestock. 'Chicago, Dec. 4.-Cattle-Receipts 34,000. Steady. Common to prime steers, $email@example.com; cows $firstname.lastname@example.org; helfers, $2@5; bulls, $email@example.com; stock ers and feeders, $firstname.lastname@example.org; calves, $2 @7.50. Hogs-Receipts 52,000. Ten cents lower. Prime shippers, $email@example.com; strong weight butchers, $firstname.lastname@example.org; pigs, $email@example.com; bulk of sales, $4.85@ 4.90; packing, $firstname.lastname@example.org. Sheep-Receipts 30,000. Steady at 10 cents lower. Sheep, $4@6; year lings, $email@example.com; lambs, $firstname.lastname@example.org. Wheat. Duluth, Dec. 4.-Closed to arrive: '4d. 1 northern, 83; No. 2 northern, 80%. On track; No. 1 northern, 83; No. 2 northern, 80%; December, 81%; May, 86~%@%. Chicago, Dec. 4.-December, 84 a ; Mdy, 88%@%. Minneapolis, Dec. 4.-Closed: Dec uiber, 81%; May, 86%; No. 1 hard, 84%; No. 1 northern, 841/; No. 2 northern, 82%. New York Money. New York, Dec. 4.-Money on call strong at 8 to 10 per cent. Closing bid 9; offered at 10. Time money firm; 60 days and 90 days and six months, 6 per cent. SELKS QBSEIWE MEMORIAL DAY (Continued from First Page.) What is Death? if In the lodge of sorrow we are brought naturally to a contemplation e of the profound problems of human , existence; life, death and immortality. Is death the end of all, or is it but the opening door to a higher and hap pier state? Is the grave an impass 9 able wall, or is it but the "Slough of Despond" through which we must pass before we may reach the summit of the "Mount of Joy?" Is the last gaze into the fast glazing eyes, the 1 last pressure of the hand, the last s kiss snatched from the beloved lips t before they are sealed in the icy stillness of death-are these to be the last we shall see and know of those near and dear ones who are taken from us, or shall we meet agkin? These are the questions which sor I rowing humanity has been asking through all the ages ever since the - dread presence of the Grim Destroyer first brought to a human heart that t inexpressible anguish which the death I of a dearly loved one alone can bring to us. Every hour witnesses death's vic L tories. Every rising and setting of the sun records another household draped in the sad emblems of mourn ing, another vacant chair. Ever and always there are eyes that are weep ing, lips that are sobbing, hearts wrung with unspeakable sadness. Ev ery day there are new made graves surrounded with stricken mourners from whose aching hearts there rises in tremulous appeal to heaven. that pathetic, sorrow-laden hymn, "Nearer My God to Thee." "Oh, why should the spirit of mortal be proud? Like a fast flitting meteor, a fast flying cloud, A flash of the lightning, a break of the wave, He passes from life to his rest in the grate." Where Death Is Comprehended. It is in the house of mourning alone that the full weight and meaning of death comes home to the heart and soul and conscience of those who are left to mourn. It is only when we stand by the casket and gaze for the last time upon the dear familiar face of one who has been all in all to us in life, about whom our deepest affec tions have entwined, and we know that the grave is about to hide from our sight all that is mortal of them forever, that we realize, in the utter loneliness of our grief, how weak and insignificant we are amid the mighty and mysterious forces which surround us. Then it is, when crushed with a sorrow few can share with us, that we bow in submission at the altar of our chastening; that our eyes turn inward and our hearts are bared to the inspection of our conscience. Then it is that we turn self accuser and ev ery unkind word and look come thronging back to memory to embitter our tears. And then it is, when life is bereft of much of its light and sweetness, When our cup of sorrow is full to overflowing, that we turn for consolation, with spirit chastened 1 and refined by suffering, to the Great ExaltedrRuler over all, who alone can 1 solve the mystery of life and death and give surcease for our sorrow. And it is in this moment of crushing sorrow when "the night of death is all about us," that "hope sees a star and listening love hears the rustle of a wing," and through the mist of blind ing tears we see rising above the tomb a glorious bow of promise, and gaz ing through its beautiful arch our vision beholds a future where death and sorrow and parting shall be no more. It has been beautifully written that "the love which survives the tomb is one of the noblest attributes of the human soul." But sad as is the thought of death and the parting from those we love and cherish, there is comfort and solace in the thought of eternity. There is joy in the hope of immor tality; in the belief that beyond the grave we shall meet those rho have gone before. "Life is not a bubble cast up by the ocean of eternity, to float a mo ment on its surface and then sink* into nothingness and darkness forever. "Alike the snowfall in the river, A moment white, then gone forever." Not in Neglected Grave. The same divine power which i touches with its magic spell the "pulseless heart of (he buried acorn" and transforms it into the mighty monarch of the forest, and which gives to the withered blossoms of the rose, r the violet and the lily the sweet as- . surance that, wheni the frosts and o snows of the winter have once more a gone they shall be restored in.all their e beauty and fragrance, will surely not 1 Ieave negilected in the grave the soul o of man who is made in the image of his Creator. Goethe said, "I ail INt' diaemzing,J I am not deluded. Nearer to the grave new light streams upon me. We shall continue to exist. We shall see each other again." Victor Hugo said: "I am arising I know towards the sky. The sunshine is on my head." "'Tis not all of life to live nor all of death to die." We who are here today must in due time pay the last debt of nature. Great in -Humble Works. The dead brothers whose memory we today honor and revere were not great in the usual acceptance of that term. They were not great as wealth makes man great. They were not great because of lordly possessions and pompous display. But let us be lieve they were great in a higher and nobler sense; that they were great as God loves that men shall be great; great in the majesty of honesty; great in the conscientious discharge of the duties of every day life; great in their obedience to law and respect for the. rights of *their fellowmen; great in their loyalty to liome and country and in their love of truth and honor and virtue-a greatness which blesses all and injures none and which leaves behind a perfume of happy memories and consoling reflection's. "Only the actions of the just" "Smell sweet and blossom in the dust." It is these who protect and preserve the best that is in human nature; they constitute the mighty forces of human progress, and it was in the ranks of the mighty army that our brothers were laboring when the summons came to them to rest, and in which they had richly earned the gracious benediction, "Well done thou good and faithful servant." They have passed beyond the bur nished splendors and glittering rays of the setting sun, not to the "tongue less silence of the dreamless dust," but rather, let us hope and believe, to light and life eternal. Enduring Example of Good Life. The effect of good deeds and noble thoughts are never lost. They never die, and the far-reaching and benefl cent influence of a good man's life cannot be measured. Its example con tinues to live and to speak to the gen erations that come after him. All that was good in the lives of these absent brothers of ours is still with us to guide, to influence and direct us, for the most eloquent and impressive of all the voices which speak to us are those which speak to us from the grave. Remember the Living. But while we today pay our tribute to the dead let us not forget the liv ing. The tender eulogies we utter here are born of our regard and af fection; they are eminently fitting, and in speaking kindly words and sentiments of the dead we elevate ourselves. But while we discharge this loving duty to those who are gone, let us remember that there is a duty we owe to those who are with us. Let us not wait for our brothers and friends, and those who are dear to us, to die before giving to them the flowers of our sympathy and love. There is much that we can do. to sweeten each others pathway and to cheer each other on life's rugged jour ney. Then let us be kind, to each other-let us be kind. And then let us endeavor to so live that when our turn shall come to cross the dark, unfathomable river, those of our friends and brothers who are left shall find in them something worthy of emulation and remembranice, and' so that when the Recording Angel opens the book of life and asks "What hast thou done?" we may be able to answer with Abou Ben Adhem, "I have loved my fellowmen," and with him be bidden to enter into the joys of paradise. Into the Clearer Day. To our absent brothers, friends and companions of many happy hours, we once again say farewell. Hail and farewell! until we meet agaii in the Palace of Immortality. You have gone from among us; the places that knew you know you no more, and do, we gently fold the drapery of memory about you and lay you away with the faith and hope that through the night of death yi have passed into the clear day " eternity. SAILORS AND SOLDIERS MUTINY. London, Dec. 4.-;The corespondent at St. Petersburg of the Times says: . "Three regiments at Riga have re fused to perform police duties. The emperor has received in audience Father John of Cronstadt. The sail ors of the imperial guard have mutin led." CROWDING THE PORTE. London, Dec. 4.-The Vienna cor respondent of. the Daily Telegraph says: "The international fleet has occupied the island of Lemnos, in European Turkey. The Austrian for ,eign office expects that the porte will immediately acquiesce in the demands of the powers."