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Meade County News.
JOHN D. WEHBLE, Fab. MEADE, KAN& KANSAS ITEMS OF INTEREST. There were six robberies at Arling ton, Reno county, in one week. . Richard Hensley, a negro- of Salina, is dead, leaving an estate of about 515, 000. The Santa Fe round house at Cool dge is being torn down for removal to Syracuse. The Lanyons have their Neodesha smelter about one-half up. It covers six acres of ground. Secretary of Agriculture Wilson has consented to address the Beloit Chau tauqua society on July 28. A Kansas merry-go-round factory shipped the other day a car load of the whirling machines to Virginia. Stolen silk dress patterns were found under the steps of a Fort Scott church. They came from a Girard store. John Chromster, who has resided on his original claim in Dickinson county for thirty-one years, died on April 14. , A Salina junk dealer employs regu larly in his yards 23 men and four teams and keeps several men on the road buying junk. E. M. Chilcott, editor of the Times at Wamcgo, was assaulted on the street by a gang of saloon people for opposing them at the city election. Peter McKechnie has sold his inter est in the Osborne Farmer to Charles Ilillebrnndt, who will continue the publication. McKechnie returns to Bcloit. Sherman Harvey, who was a captain in the 23rd Kansas, and Captain Haw kins, both lawyers, have started to go to Manila to practice law and go into the tobacco business. The Topeka colored men who started to organize a co-operative company to establish a brick plant are now selling stock to raise a first payment for the required machinery. E. B. Burnett, who published the Solomon Sentinel for so many years, ha planted a new paper at Hoyt, Jack son county, which he has also given the name of Sentinel. A. T. Sharpe, the traveling salesman who was stabbed and killed at Mem phis, was the son of the late Amasa T. Sharpe, for many years editor of the Ottawa, Kansas, Daily Republican. Mrs. Isabel Worrell Ball, of Lamed, one of the best known newspaper wri ters of Washington, has been called borne by the serious illness of her mother, Mrs. James Purcell Worrell. The Topeka, Lawrence and Kansas City electric railway company has taken an Oklahoma charter; capital stock 32,000,000. The incorporators are two men of Independence, Kansas, and two of Oklahoma City. The Missouri Pacific has put on a day train from the southwest to Kan sas City. It leaves Kiowa at 6 a. in., reaches Wichita at 8:30 and arrives at Kansas City at 5 p. m. Returning, the train reaches Wichita at 6 p. m. The head of the famous Sunny Slope bull, "Wild Tom," is being mounted by an Emporia taxidermist, and will ornament the home of the present owner of Sunny Slope, C. A. Stannard. He had refused 825,000 for the bull. The Katy has purchased the new line from Moran to Iola. The object of building the line was to tap the gas belt around Iola. Heretofore the Mis souri Pacific has had no competition and it got all the business. The Katy connects with the new line at Moran. An automobile factory at Topeka has contract to build 25 autos for the use of the traveling salesmen of a Topeka wholesale grocery house. The Cudahy Packing Company is paying in Wichita the same prices for cattle and sheep as is paid in Kansas City with the exception of extra heavy export steers. The Continental Creamery Company, a Kansas institution, has been awarded the contract for. furnishing 200,000 pounds of butter to the navy at 26 cents a pound. Four prisoners were pardoned out of the penitentiary in the past year to die, and four others died in the prison. There is one prisoner at Lansing serv ing his third term nnder assumed names. His parents live not far away from the prison and yet they do not know that he ever was in prison. Chas. Severs, a young resident of Geary county, died from the explosion of a gasoline lamp. He was regulating the air pressure and the explosion threw gasoline all over him. He leaves a young family. Auditor Cole reports expenditures for the month of March as follows: Boys' Industrial school, S.I, 342; Topeka asylum, 80,487; Osawatomie asylum, 013,110; Girls' Industrial school, SI, 815; Soldiers' Orphans' home, 81,927; Idiotic asylum, S2;906; Blind school '81,563; Deaf and Dumb School, 4,201; Indus trial reformatory, 88,208; penitentiary, 69,513. D. Ballard, of Washington county, has added another half section to his Meade county holdings. He recently bought 6,000 acres in that county. Wild Tom, the famous Sunny Slope Hereford bull died recently at Sunny Slope farm near Emporia. The animal has won first prizes in cattle shows all over the United States and Canada. An offer of 825,000 was refused for him by the late C. S. Cross. Mrs. A. D. Anderson, wife of a di ning car conductor, was blown off the pla'form of the car between Haviland and Pratt and was not immediately missed. The train was backed up two miles before meeting Mrs. Anderson, who was walking along the track. Near Elmont, on the Rock Island road, between Topeka and Holton, a 100-foot bridge waa burned the other day preventing the passage of trains between Topeka and St. Joseph. : Ar rangements to transfer passengers were soon made. Beginning Snnday, April 13, the Rock Island inaugurated a new train - service between El Paso, Texas, and Chicago. :The new train will give through service between Wichita and Chicago, .besides cutting nine hours off the present schedule. Winfield is to have a new - depot of the Frisco lino. The Emporia commercial club is rais ing money to prospect for coal. Mayor Glover, of Bluff City, has en tered upon his thirteenth consecutive term. Another big smelter is to be located at Galena, owned by Galena men ex clusively. It is proposed at Beloit to take in its populated suburbs, which will give the city 3,500 people. J. S. Watson and Wax. Morton, of Vliets, have gone to the Philippines to engage in business. Over 600 ministers attended the an nual conference at Topeka of the Sev enth Day Adventists. Six sons of Sarah Brown Morgan, of Brown couuty, acted as pall bearers at their mother's funeral. Wm. Smith, who recently sold the Manhattan Republic, has bought an in terest in the Lawrence Jeffersonian. The president has nominated Burton J. Mitchell, of Kansas, to be second lieutenant in the Twenty-second in fantry. James H. McCarthy, who drew a pen sion for 30 years under his brother's name, is sentenced to two years in prison. An accident at the new Santa Fe shops at Topeka, the falling of a scaf fold, injured E. W. Bowers and L. G. Brandon. Iola has erected three school houses in three years and has let the contract for another one. They are all fine buildings. J. S. Kirkpatrick, the Jewell county attorney, has bought an alfalfa farm near Iloxie, Sheridan county, and will remove to Hoxie. The state oil inspector's report for March shows fees collected 81,644; paid out for help 8310, Reaving a balance for the state of 81,034. W. G. Montgomery, for 12 years agent at Emporia for the American Express company, died from a stroke of apo plexy on April 16. The Co-operative or Grange store at Hackney. Cowley county has been sold, the stockholders realizing 175 per cent in trade for their stock. The recent murder trial at Ottawa brought out a continuous crowd of loafers; the majority of them wearing skirts and Easter bonnets. The Santa Fe railroad paid the To peka city treasurer 83,500 for paving tax on East Fourth street, which runs alongside the railroad yards. Three of the convicts who escaped from the federal prison at Leavenworth are still at large. All of the eight have been indicted on the charge of murder by the federal grand jury. Burt Hughbanks, while riding over the range in Harper county, roped an eagle with his lariat. The bird rose in front of his pony and the lariat caught him while 15 feet in the air. Jos. Connors, of Pennsylvania, and a graduate of the New York state nor mal, had both of his feet cut off by the cars at Manhattan. He was enroute to Denver to teach in a local school. State Grain inspector Northrup has decreased the working force of his de partment. He has placed several in spectors on half time and let out some of his office help. This results from the light shipments of grain. At the annual debate between the universities of Kansas and Missouri, held at Lawrence, Kansas was declared defeated by the judges, who were Eu gene F. Ware, Topeka; Silas Porter, Kansas City, and S. A. Riggs, Law rence. The debate was on the subject of municipal ownership. The state board of railroad assessors and their wives are out on their mission on a special train; beginning on the Liberal branch of the Rock Island. Herman Johnson, who made a lot of lead 5 cent pieces and played them in Topeka slot machines, was convicted in the federal court of counterfeiting. He will be sentenced later. In in structing the jury Judge Hook said it did not matter if slot machines were unlawful; that if a person played coun terfeit money in them he was guilty of a crime. Bank stock of one of the banks of Salina has reached a selling value of almost double par value. Lyon county is proud of her financial situation. There is more money in the banks than has been for years. In the last term of the district court there were 140 cases on the docket, and there was not a single judgment foreclosing a mortgage of any kind. There are now nearly 26,000 people in the county and more have come in within the last four months than at any time for the last nine years. Miss Lida Beck, of Everest, Kansas, has been appointed a teacher at the Green Bay, Wis., Indian school and Miss Maggie Neff, of Emporia, Kas., appointed a teacher at Seneca Indian school, Wyandotte, I. T. At Osborne the other day W. W. Fer ris reeeixed a letter addressed to his mother from the pension department at Washington. It contained a check for 81,108, the sum due her in back pension from 1890, when she made her application. Mrs. Ferris has been dead 1 Kimp tlmi The Cowley County Grain Growers' association decides to join the state as sociation for the protection of their in terests. They will ship their grain through the state association. There are about 100 members and they will control a large part of the product of the county. W. H. Crane, the actor, says that he and the late Senator Plumb were good friends and often smoked and chatted together. The Eldorado Republican advises Crane to back up. Plumb never smoked in his life. Meriden, the first town out of Topeka on the railroad to Atchison, has had a serious fire, which destroyed its prin cipal stores and one dwelling. The old convict cemetery at the Lan sing penitentiary, is now under 50 feet of slate and dirt dumped from the coal mine. A new cemetery has been opened. The penitentiary earned in March 817,921 supplying prison coal to the state at the market price, and received 81,679 in cash for convict labor in the prison factories. LOVE AND A GHOST By ELIZABETH CHERRY WALTZ. (Copyright. l0t. by Pally Story Pub- Co.) I JM ifc .K tin ?t M ft tit Vi i'fc It was Cousin Susan's idea that the house in which she had been born and reared was haunted by the ghost of her father who had died of yellow fever somewhere in the early part of the nineteenth century. So she not only refused to live at "The Maples" her self, but also refused to allow others ot her kith and kin who had not a comfortable habitation to dwell there. As Miss Susan Pennyfeather was rich and could dwell in Egypt or the Phil ippines if she so willed, it was all very well for her to leave the roomy old house to the ghost of her progenitor. It seemed very hard to the family of Peter Crosley, her cousin, who had no place to lay their heads save as Mr. Crosley sold a poem or a song or a piece of fiction by the error of some publisher and rented them a place. In other and more frequent intervals the family scattered to relatives and stored their few bits of furnishings. "But It has all got to stop," declared Arabelle, the oldest girl, one summer day. "I shall go and live at 'The Ma ples and when Cousin Susan returns from India and finds it out she can eject me." "But the ghost?" protested Peter, the father. "Cousin Susan says It is there and walks about the house as in life." "That is highly probable," returned Arabelle, impudently winking her left eye, "but the ghost must expect the friendly visit of relatives. How original It all is! First cousin to a ghost! Why, is it not delicious? Anyhow, I'm going. If Cousin Susan had not wanted me to do something desperate, she should have traveled me, taken me with her, and thus added to the long list of international marriages." "We certainly must do something." said Mrs. Peter, "and that quickly. We have no money." "I shall move to 'The Maples' and invite you all for a long visit," said Arabelle decidedly. "Is there enough In hand to buy me a railroad ticket, or must I sacrifice that hideous idol Cousin Susan just sent me to show me that there was a crying need of mis sionaries to Whangpur or some such province?" "I wonder what Lionel Till say?" put in Sophronla, the second girl. Arabelle swept her a mocking cour tesy. "As a young Englishman he will re joice In ancestral ghosts. As a dis carded second son trying to live on nothing but work In America, he may say. "Oh, what rot!'" Peter Crosley looked up from a bun dle of papers fretfully. "I don't see why Mr. Lionel Carr's name is brought in at all. Arabelle has promised me to give him no en couragement." Arabelle's rosy mouth quivered. "Me encourage Lionel? Far be the thought from me. Why, papa, I have told you a thousand times that he doesn't need or get any encourage ment from me. There, are you satis fied? Now, I shall sell my Idol and go to 'The Maples.' I will prepare the way and you will pack up and follow at once. Don't mind parting with a few airy nothings in order to get there. Because, once there, we are housed, at least." She sallied forth, light of heart, gay of speech and smile. No one ever knew whether Arabelle Crosley felt all she acted or not, but she was the life preserver that held up the whole fam ily in their dark hours. The idol was rather a cumbersome fellow and Arabelle looked strange enough carrying the awkward bundle, head first, to the elevated road. "I hope he will sell well," she was thinking. "He's a very holy Idol, Cousin Susan wrote. I know that he Is unearthly ugly and that his green eyes make me shudder. I wish I had a half dollar to take a cab." But she had not the half dollar and struggled up the steps bravely. She was a shrewd bargainer and was going to the best curio store in the city. She was sure she might get as much as ten dollars for the thing, maybe more. She would go down to "The Maples," scare out the ghost and take posses sion. In her heart she did not believe in the ghost. The adventure had zest, however. But Arabelle proposed and could not dispose. As she stepped from the steps of the train station onto the pavement a hurrying man jostled her and she staggered with her burden. There was a sharp crack against the nearest post and Cousin Susan's idol lay in several fragments. A crowd at once gathered The idol was rather a cumbersome fellow. and there was much laughter at the rolling head with its horrible green glass eyes. Suddenly a hand grasped it, a long brown hand that drew it away. Ara belle sprang forward. ' ' "That is mine! Give it to me." She was clinging to a sinewy arm that tried in vain to shake her off. "You shall not have it. It is mine!" she panted. Suddenly a strong blow threw the man backwards. Arabelle sprang for the idol's head and saved it a further humiliation. A voice said: "Arabelle! You?" "Yes," she gasped, "and Cousin Su san's idol. Isn't it a shame?" The tall, fair Englishman was horri fied. "Here, boys, pick up the parts. Ara belle, we may be able to piece it to gether. But what were you doing with it out on the street V Ere he replied a stout gentleman with gold spectacles pushed forward. "I was going to sell it," pouted Ara &. V. . ft H X'. fe ?g 14 belle at the Englishman. "It's a horrid old thing." "Perhaps," said the stout gentleman, "the young lady will sell even the pieces or the bead. I will buy the head as it is." Lionel Carr looked at the man and then at the hideous face of the idol. He looked from the one to the other and a light came on to his counte nance, the light of knowledge. "Keep the head, Arabelle," he said coldly and to the man; 'we will not sell." Arabelle saw him gather up the pieces, then he called a cab. "Let ns go home," he said tersely. This was Lionel in a new phase, but Arabelle loved cabs and she jumped in gayly. Lionel placed the head in her lap. 'Now explain," he said, "and I shall have several things to tell you after that." Arabelle related her project of the ghost hunt with gusto. Lionel was re lieved. 'That is a great lark," he said kind ly, "but I must go with you. You can not go alone." But Arabelle was never foolish. The Idol lay In several fragments. "You know that is Impossible," she said, coldly. "Oh, no, not if we just quietly slip away this afternoon and are married. It has to be you say things are at a crisis. Now consent and I'll tell you two large and uloomlng reasons why after you have said yes." Her curiosity got the better of her in half an hour. Anyhow she had al ways meant to marry Lionel. He suit ed her. It was a half-hour more ere he allowed her to question him. "But the two things, Lionel?" "One is that I am called home to England. My uncle has left me some money." "Oh oh! And the other?" "The other? Well, little girl, you do not have to go ghost-hunting or worry over your trousseau money. The eyes of that blamed old idol are about the finest emeralds I ever saw and are worth a pretty penny. But wo will not inquire about that until after this other little matter is attended to and then we'll invade 'The Maples as a very lively place in which to spend a honeymoon." TOO TICKLISH TO BE MEASURED. Affliction That Compelled ma Irishman to Wear Old Clothes. The Rev. 'Dr. Joseph Twlchell told a story at the dinner of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, which won him the hearty applause of the four hun dred Irishmen present. "I was making my first trip about Dublin," said Dr. Twlchell, "and I had engaged a jaunting car. While I went into a store my 'jarvie' fell into a con versation with another carter, who was the most tattered specimen of humanity I ever saw. When we start ed driving again I asked my 'jarvie' if the other carter was a friend of his. " 'Shure, an' he is, yer honor; he3 my best friend,' was the answer. " 'Isn't he a bit ragged?' I asked. " 'Shure, an' he ain't nawthin' else." " 'Is it because he's so poor?' " Naw, yer honor, he's plenty of money.' 'Why, doesn't he buy some decent clothes, then?' " 'Why, yer honor, I'll tell yer, he's that ticklish there ain't a tailor in Dublin that can measure him, so he has to wear what he has on." "-'-New York Tribune. A Gladstone Escapade. It is very hard for any of us to realize that the world's great men were once boys, and often mischievous and fun-loving boys at that Child ren are always delighted to hear of some frolic indulged in by some great man when he was a boy, and so they will surely appreciate the following: Next door to Mr. Gladstone's home when he was a little boy lived a lady who gave large evening receptions, and during the evening there would be many coachmen and footmen wait ing outside. Gladstone and his brother would go on the top floor of their house, armed with squirt guns, with which they squirted the coach men and footmen waiting in the street below. Henry Chaplin said the way In which the venerable statesman chuckled at the recollection of these youthful escapades was most amus ing. He said that Mr. Gladstone be came quite convulsed when he pro ceeded to tell him how delightful he and his brother were to hear the ser vants expressing their wonder as to whese the rain came from. Taeclnation Teas. Vanity Fair thus describes a London function: One of the most "fetching" social shows of last week was the "vaccina tion tea" given by a renowned hostess. In one drawing-room the lady received her guests, comprising notable beau ties, party leaders and favorite mem bers of the household brigade. In oth er rooms four leading stars of the medical profession waited to vaccinate the fair "companions In arms," the sterner sex being operated on In yet another dainty bondoir. Some of the women displayed the greatest ingenu ity In the arrangement of their sleeves. having had them divided at the top, then .reunited with ribbons, which, when untied, revealed enough of the "marble arm" to enable the vaccinator to set his seal thereon. God's visits if gratefully received will be graciously repeated. J- Co IS Trust Forming to Control all Food Supplies by Storage, -CLEARED MILLIONS ON EGGS. Washington, April 21. Evidence is accumulating to show that the forma tion of a colossal food combine is the ultimate object of the beef trust. In Philadelphia and other Eastern cities the trust has already become a power to be feared in the butter, egg and poultry line, and it has now begun to turn its attention to the cornering of the vegetable and fruit market. The trust is well equipped to extend its control to nearly every branch of the food industry. The combined storage capacity of the big Western houses in the pact is far greater than is needed for storing meat. For two years past the big packing firms have been expecting the formation of a trust. Naturally every packing con cern wanted to have the highest possi ble valuation placed on its property, and for this reason every packer has been improving his plant as much as possible. New storage houses have been erected all over the country, and the result has been that the storage room has been far in excess of the actual needs. With all this space at its disposal, the trust has been in a position to buy up all the provisions of any kind it wanted and hold them in cold storage until a corner was effected, and then unload at a big profit. This policy was followed in cornering the egg market last winter, when the combine cleared millions by selling its purchases at a profit of from 20 to 30 cents a dozen. It is said that the same system is now being adopted to corner the potato market, but the work of unloading has not yet begun. Independent whole salers in the meat business say that the combine had all its plans laid to incorporate a packers' trust on the lines of the steel trust this spring, but that the exposure of its methods in the press compelled a temporary abandon ment of the scheme. Australia Has Fro-IIoers. Victoria, B. C, April 19. News of a pro-Boer sensation iu the Australian house was received by the steamer Moana. Senator Higgs made a pro Boer speech, arguing that there was no justification of the sending of contin gents to South Africa by Australia to aid in enterminating the brave people and he argued for general amnesty for the Boers, his speech being drowned ia the uproar it created. Rook Island In Texas. Guthrie, O. T., April 16. C. H. Thompson returned from Fort Worth, Texas, where as a stockholder, he at tended a meeting of the Chieago, Rock Island & Texas railroad company. He says they organized to construct 596 miles of track between Fort Worth and Galveston. Chinamen Dying Rapidly. Washington, April 19. United States Consul McWade at Canton has cabled the state department as follows: ' 'Whole villages on the banks of North river in the vicinity of Shickwanf, are devastated by smallpox and typhoid. Fatshan is suffering from cholera and the plague." National Home for Klks. Roanoke, Va.. April IS. It is an nounced that the Benevolent Protec tive Order of Elks has purchased the Hotel Bedford, at Bedford City, and will convert the building into a Na tional Elks' home. The price is said to have been 81 1,000. Cable to Hawaii this Season. San Francisco, April 15. San Fran cisco has been chosen as the landing plaee of the Pacific cable. This de cision was made by George G. Ward, vice president of the Commercial Pa cific Cable company. The cable will start from the north side of Golden Gate Park, and will be carried under ground about seven miles through the streets. It is expected to have the first link in the cable, from this city to Honolulu, completed before next Thanksgiving. Revolution In China. Hong Kong, April 18. A courier ar rived at Canton and reported that more than 2,000 imperialist soldiers sent by Marshal Su against the rebels, were ambushed in a narrow defile. All were killed or captured. The situation in the rebellious dis tricts of Southern China is increasingly alarming. The viceroy of Canton has telegraphed to Pekin urging imme diate reinforcements. This is not a boxer outbreak but an uprising against the present dynasty. Lion Whipped by Bull. El Paso, Tex., April IT. The battle between a Numidian lion and a wild Salamanca bull was witnessed by thousands of people from all over the southwest and Mexico. One-fourth of the spectators in the ampitheater sur rounding the bull ring were American women. The battle continued fiercely for an hour. The bull was not fatally hurt, but the lion was gored fully twenty-five times and will undoubtedly die. His leg was broken and he was completely vanquished. To Return Henry's Visit. Washington, D. C, April 19. Prince Henry's visit to America is to be re turned by a trio of distinguished Amer ican army officers. When he leaves Berlin for the great autnmn maneuvers of the German army next September Emperor William is to have as his com panions and guests three representa tives of the American army Major Generals Corbin and Young and Brig adier general Wood, although the lat ter may be major general , by that time. Rev. T. DeWltt Talmage Dead. Washington, April 15. Rev. T. De Witt Talmage, the noted Presbyterian clergyman, is dead at his residence in this city. It had been evident for some days that there was no hope of recov ery, and the attending physicians so informed the family. The patient gradually grew weaker, until life passed away so quietly that even the members of the family all of whom were watching at the bedside, hardly knew that he had gone. Inflammation of the brain waa the) cause. PLEAD FOR GEN. MILES. The General Sends Promises to Keep Ab . solute!? Silent. Washington, D. C, April 21. Four Republican senators went to the White House and urged the president to per mit General Miles to remain undis turbed at the head of the army. President Roosevelt, in reply, ex plained some of the reasons why he believed General Miles had destroyed his usefulness and why the good of the service demands his retirement. The president explained that he had no personal animosity toward General Miles, but that he could not reconcile with his duty any insubordination on the part of officers of any rank. He said that while violations of the ar ticles of war by a few of our coldiers in the Philippines was bad enough and should be rigorously punished, it was a small matter compared with subver sion of discipline at the very head of the army itself. The president brought to the attention of his callers the charge which has been made that General Miles has acted with members of the Philippine committee in trying to dis credit the army, and asked if that sort of tqing was to be tolerated. The senators told the president that they were authorized by friends of General Miles to say theat the general had agreed to say and do nothing in the future; that he was willing to keep absolutely silent, and that he would do his best to so conduct himself as to meet with the president's approval. Upon hearing this President Roose velt promised to take no action "at present" and there the matter rests. German Flying; Machine Fraud. Berlin, April 21. Hermann Gans windt, whose bo-eared flying machine has attracted wide attention here and abroad, is arrested for protracted de ception, forgery and gnlliug the public into subscribing for shares of an aeroptane company. He obtained money in small sums from hundreds of persons. Ganswindt recently flooded the papers here with immense adver tisement of flying machines containing the endorsements of clerg3'men and other persons inexperienced in business from all parts of Germany. It trans pires that seme of the names were forged. Bishop of Western Kansas. Cincinnati. April 17. Over sixty bishops signified their intention to be present in this city this week at the session of the house of bishops of the Episcopal church, when bishops of Salina (Western Kansas), of Honolulu and of Porto Rico and perhaps of Mex ico, are to be selected. Arrangements were made for public meetings and banquets in the evenings, but the busi ness sessions will all be executive. Dwej Invited to Funston Banquet. Denver, Colo., April 21. Admiral Dewey has been iuvited to come to Denver and be a . guest of honor at a banquet which the First regiment. Colorado National Guard, will give to General Frederick Funston, com mander of the Department of Colorado, at the Windsor hotel on May 1, the anniversary of the battle of Manila bay. German Socialists Sent! Funds. Berlin, April 21. The socialist ex ecutive committee has sent 10,000 marks to assist the Belgian socialist movement and has published a call to the German socialists, asking them to make indi vidual contributions for the same pur pose. Carnegie Gives to Union College. Schenectady, X. Y., April 18. Presi dent Raymond announces that Andrew Carnegie had given 540,000 to Union college. The entire sum will be de voted to the orapletion of Nott memo rial hall. Thomas May Not Accept. Philadelphia, Pa., April 21. Rev. Thomas, who was elected Bishop of Salina, says: "I want to know whether I was unanimously selected or just got through witli a bare vote. Then, I want to know whether the people of Kansas want me. Then I must con sider where I can do the best work for the church. I have just been elected to the chair of parochial activities of the Kpiscop.il Divinity school, in West Philadelphia, and I think I should not leave this work unless I am to enter a Geld inHvhich I shall be more useful." More Texas Cattle to Pasture. Edmond, Ok., April 16. A thousand car loads of cattle have gone through Edmond on the Santa Fe the past week bound for White Eagle and Elgin. Three thousand car loads of cattle will come out of Texas to go on to the pas tures in the Osage country. If the Reason is favorable the cattle will go from the Osage pastures to market. If it is dry, they will again be wintered in Texas. It takes the pasture in the territories to put on the flesh and pre pare the cattle for market. Bituminous Miners. Dubois, Pa.. April 17. General Man ager Robinson of the Rochester & Pittsburg Coal and Iron company met President Mitchell and the district officers of the United Mine Workers, together with delegates from the dif ferent mines in this region, at Punxu waney, in a conference lasting five hours. As a result of the conference it is generally felt that within a few days the strike of the bituminous miners will be declared off; both sides having made concessions. Probably by Oil and Gas. Vancouver, B. C, April 19. Advices from Australia state that on March 10th the New Hebrides islands were shaken by an earthquake. The shocks were renewed throughout the week. Six hours after the first trembling the city became a blaze of light, and Albriin, Lopevi and Tingoa volcanoes burst forth into action, the last named blowing out a new throat into the sea and sending a great waterspout over the land. The devastation caused by the earthquake was widespread. Gov. Dole to Continue in Offlee. Washington, April 16. The presi dent, after most careful investigation and hearing as many men as possible, and hearing from others, has come to the conclusion that Governor - Dole's course has been such as to warrant bis oonainuance as governor of Hawaii and entitle him to the respect and hearty support of the administration. The governor was a caller at the White House and said that he would go to Boston for a short visit and in about two weeks would sail for home. Lieutenant General Miles To Be Retired. - CALL IT POLITICAL MISTAKE. Washington, April 17. Within a very short time the president will issue the order removing General Miles from the active list of the army, notwith standing the fact that virtually every member of his cabinet and a majority of the Republican senators are opposed to this action. As a rule the opposition is not on the ground of any injustice to General Miles, but is based solely on a fear that it will prove a political mistake. Ten days ago the president promised two prominent republican senators that he would permit the case to rest for a month or so unless some new offense on General Miles' part should make it necessary for him to act earlier. It is understood in administration circles that General Miles is accused of some new indiscretion or of doing something which the president regards as an indiscretion. The president has been advised that resolutions will quickly be passed in one or both Houses asking for a statement of the reasons for the action. These reasons, it is understood, the president will be prepared to give when they arc asked for, and it is further said that they will embrace a fairly complete review of General Miles' relations to the War department and the commander in chief since he rose to the rank of senior general officer commanding the army, inclusive of several incidents which have not as yet been commented upon in the newspapers. Political and army circles in Wash ington are very much divided on the Miles retirement question. 400,000 Acres to be Opened. Omaha, Neb., April 21. Definite in formation of the extent and location of that portion of the Rosebud Indian reservation to be opened for-settlement the coming summer, was received by General Passenger Agent Buchanan, of the Fremont, Elkhorn and Missouri Valley railroad. There are about 400,000 acres in the part being opened, located in the southwest corner of the reservation, and in Gregory county, S. D. It is oblong in shape, and its long est dimensions, north and south, are thirty-six miles, and from east to west, twenty-six miles. The terminus of the Elkhorn road, which is building a line into Gregory from the south, will probably be at Bonesteel, but the road will later be constructed to a point several miles within the reservation. The proclamation of the president, fixing a date for the opening, is ex pected in a short timer Arkansas Women Still Firm. Fort Smith, Ark., April 21. The Arkansas Federation of Women's Clubs, in annual session here, adopted a reso lution opposing any compromise meas ure "which shall leave a loophole by which colored women may be intro duced into the General Federation of Women's Clubs," and providing for the withdrawal of the Arkansas organiza tion from the national federation if colored clubs shall be admitted. Will Push Statehood Bill. Washington, April 21. The friends of statehood for the three territories are getting ready to fight for recogni tion if the speaker docs not fix an early date when the house will consider the measure. They now insist that action be taken next week and hope that the speaker will be on their side, but if not it is their plan to call up the bill and depend on their numerical strength to carry it through. Hot Springs Water Not Curative Washington, April 21. In a report made to the secretary of the interior. Dr. Wiley, chief chemist of the agricul tural department, in substance says that the result of an analysis of thirty nine samples of the water from Hot Springs, Ark., shows the waters to to possess no greater curative proper ties than so much Potomac river water. He ascribes the cures effected to the benefits derivable from systematic bathing, change of scenery and, regu lar diet and the u niforra temperature of the water. To Force out Cattlemen. Omaha, April 16. Fifty thousand acres of grazing land has been pur chased by a party of sheep men of western Wyoming. The land lies along the Union Pacific railroad and ia grant land. These 'sales are said to be the first of a large number to be con summated in the near future The buying of the land, said one of the purchasers, is part of a plan of the sheep raisers to force the cattle men out of the district over which there is so much strife. . Delay Favors Trust. . Washington, April 21. The secretary of war sent to the senate a communica tion from General Wood, again assert ing that the planters and Cuban sugar dealers hold the bulk of Cuban sugar. The amounts held, is so great, he says, that they must unload very soon. He says this large amount when thrown on the market, will greatly reduce the price and that delay of action toward reduction of the duty on sugar in the United States is paying directly into hands of the sugar trust. Meddling and Offlelous. Topeka, April 17. The friends of Eugene Ware, recently appointed to the office of pension commissioner, do not ascribe any importance to the charges about to be filed against him in Washington. . Mr. Ware is under stood as having liberal views on relig ious matters. The ministerial union of Topeka is considering working to oppose his confirmation on the ground that he is an agnostic. As yet there has been no formal action taken by the union. Rash of Stock to Pasture. Arkansas City, Kas., April IS. The stock rush on the Santa Fe is heavier this year than for years. In one day over 150 cars were brought to Arkansas City and then taken out to the quaran tine pens at Davidson and Elgin to be unloaded and driven into the territory. The Texas stock looks well and is in the best of condition. The grass in the territory has taken a big start. The rains of the last two months have made it grow very fast. The rush will last for twenty days more. IMPURE BAKING POWDER SEIZED The Xew York Board of Health Find It Contains Alum and Rock, Declare It Dangerous to Health and Dump It Into the River. The New York papers report that the Health Department of that city has seized as dangerous to health nearly two tons of cheap mixtures sold for baking powder and dumped them into the offal scow to be destroyed. More of the powder was found In a Sixth ave. department store. The re-. port of the analysis of the Health . Department stated that it was "an alum baking powder" containing alum and pulverized rock. ' The different Health Authorities seem to have different ways of re pressing the -sale of bad baking pow-' ders. In England they have prosecut ed the grocers under the general law -and broken up the traffic. In Missouri the sale of alum baking powder is actually prohibited by law. In New " York they seize the unwholesome stuff and cast It into the river without any. discussion. The latter way is certain ly effective. The alum baking powders are usu ally offered at a low price, ten to twenty cents a pound, or with some prize, as a temptation to the house wife. Consumers can protect themselves by buying only high-grade baking powder of established name and reputation. Do not be tempted by the grocer to take something else as "just as good" or "our own brand," for the trials show that the grocer himself is often deceived by unscrupulous mak ers, and is selling an alum powder without knowing It. There are several good powders on the market; let the housekeeper insist on having what she knows is right, and not be induced to risk the life o! the family for an Imaginary saving ot a few cents. Bread from Bananas. Banana bread is now on sale In some places. It is made of bananas dried and ground down into flour, and is considered twenty-five times as nu tritive as ordinary white bread made of wheat. Hopelessly Stock. Lord Ribblesdale gave a recent de bate in the Lords a touch of humor in attempting to quote "From Green land's icy mountains." He steered safely through the first line, mangled the second and failed altogether at the third. But he is not the first great man whom the hymn has tripped up. One famous personage fell over the first line: "From Iceland's greasy mountains," be began, and got no further. Clever Damage Coaxcr. An ingenious method of obtaining pocket money is in vogue in London. Its originator travels oni suburban lines. When the collector demands his ticket, he explains at some length that, having paid for it. it is his property. After much time has been wasted, the collector usually waxes impatient, and snatches the ticket out of the passenger's hand, who promptly summons the company for assault, and obtains damages. , Andrew Carnegie Remembered. Robert Storey of Irwin, Pa., has re ceived a letter from Andrew Carnegie informing him that he had placed on the pension list of the old railroad ers who were employed on the Penn sylvania railroad under Mr. Carnegie. Mr. Storey was a freight conductor in the early 69's. Two men. unknown to him, boarded the tender of his train, and when Storey discovered them he ordered them off. Afterward Storey learned that one of tne men wa3 An drew Carnegie. Street Railway Stop Signs. Beginning on Wednesday next the "white pole" stop-signs arrangement on the Boston & Northern street rail way will go into effect. The poles are placed very near together. At first it was proposed to have them 600 feet apart, but constant clamors for poles at this place and that place have re duced the distances in some cases to less than 200 feet apart. It Is ex pected that the system will gradually be Introduced on other lines. Boston Globe. Pain Hamlin's Wizard Oil. 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