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II JEAN Dy BLANCHE STERLING CouyrlKht, 10(0, ty Dully Htory l'ulilllilii (.'onipuny. mtauBBausauiasemnm When I cams to Ronton ns a student two yours ago, I llttlo expected to bo living on Beacon Btrcot ut tho oncl of my coui'Ho. My sojourn In Now Eng land begun vury modestly. My room hud boon arranged for before I loft homo, and I bad consented to shuro It with some unknown young woman, In order to lessen expenses, For weeks that Individual occupied my mind to tho ulmiiHt entire exclusion of every thing cluo, I concolvi d of her iib an cx uni)lo of every type common to thn Imman ruco, and thon us a composite imrHonngo typical of nothing. Of :onrBc, she would bi a Northerner, und 1 felt In my Bouthorn koiiI that my provincialisms would got tho dUcipllua they numlod. "Miss Lnthnm, thin In your now rootnninto, Minn Courtouay, of Bultl nioro." I am afraid I was a llttlo norvouB an I shook Miss Latham's huml, but there wu not thu slightest traco of solf-consclousncss on her part. Wo wore noon talking easily and naturully, and fifteen minutes of pleasant com monplaces dissipated my nervousness. Then film said: "I shall have to auk yon to excuso mo now, MIhh Courteiiuy. I nm doing newspaper work, and niut.t finish an article this uftornoon." Sho went to hnr dunk and began to write, Sho did not look formidable, und was so utterly oblivious of my prosonro thut I knew sho could not bo criticising me. Indeed, In leas than a fortnight, I found that, as fur as M1b3 Lnthnm was concerned, I might as woll have been without provincial isms. MltB Latham and I talked much of our work. Sho utmost nover men tioned her personal affairs, nnd though I felt I really did not know hor, I be gun to admire her thoroughly. Her quiet, steady way of doing things, hor self-possession, and even hor reserve attracted mo, I soon noticed that nan was working too hard. As her physical strength lessened, T saw thoro was undornenth her quiet calmness something pa thetic. On Chrlstmns evo I came homo In a particularly bright mood, I ran light ly up tho steps feeling sulllclently buoyant to do away with the elevator and opened our door, waving two lot- tors triumphantly. "Two lovely Christmas letters, Miss Latham! Tho dearest sort of a letter from homo; and Jui-t tho Julllost, chummiest ono from llrolher Don. Miss Lnthnm sat In the nrm-chnlr by tho window, a!no with an open letter her mother's In her hand, Slio was very still, nnd 1 walked over to where sho sat. As I rouched her, I saw a tear fall on the letter, It was too much for my Impulsive Southern tempera nient. Forgetting the reserve I know so well, I said unhesitatingly: "What Is It, Jean?" But r didn't wait for any answer. I settled down on tho arm of tho chnlr, and drew her bead clone to my shoul dor. Wo sat thoro in perfect slleiu'o for awhile, Presently, bIio began to talk, and I soon understood tho pathos under Jonn'B dignity. "It happened twelve years ngo, Hel en, whon I was only eleven, Dick was ten years older than I, Wo lived on a farm in Vermont, which hail been in our family for generations. Father's strongest wish was to have Dick slay on tho farm, But Dick didn't like farming, and went nw.iy to learn a pro fosslon. Father was very angry, Ho forbndo Dick to wrlto to us, and moth or's heart nearly broke, Two years ago father died. Wo hnd then lout all traco of Dick, aud mother went to live with Sister Louise. I came to Boston to earn my living, and look for Dick. If I could only (Ind him, Helen, and give him back to mother, I don't be lteve thero would bo anything left to wish for, Beforo father died, some one from our vlllngo buw Dick In Bos- 'Two lovoly Christmas letters!" ton, nnd somehow r can't help think ing he'll come back here sometime" She stopped talking, nnd I felt thnt I wanted to spend tho rest of my natural life looking for Dick Latham. I quietly hid Don's letter from Joan's sight. "He wouldn't know me, Helen; I was only eleven, you know. Hut I'm sure I Bhould recognize Dick, Ha wus full-grown then, nnd wouldn't liavo changed much." Our Christmas wan a very quiet ono. Jean was not nt all well, In tho even ing she became feverish, and by morn ing waB very III. Her fever Increased so rapidly that sh.i soon failed to Wit MUiamixuewiaaMaKiixmuniaui recognize me. Export care was ub.io lutoly necesunry, nnd wo had to re- move, hor to n hospital. Of course, I haunted tho place, All that Christmas woek, I cumo and went every duy, hut Jeun never once know I was with her, Ono morning, I found tho doctor beside hor, He hud tho kindest, truest b)uo eyes I over snw, und I knew I could trust him, On New Year's cvo, r waited In tho corridor over un hour, watching for him, Ho came nt InHt, and when ho saw mo, his faco lighted up with a sympathetic smile. "Your friend will know you to-morrow," he said. "There Is no doubt of her recovery now." Ho was right. Next morning Jcnn greeted mo with a weak smllo of n i-7 j ft KM. X i-j.".-A' ,Vl iV'dVi;"-. h- X ii.-V.W'.r-fi t; "She's JoanJean Latham!" recognition, A nurse came In Just then, and said cheerily, "Miss Lottom Is doing very well." "'Miss Lottom'!" I said In surprise, and glanced down nt tho temperuturo chart on the table. I saw written there "MIbs J. Lottom." "Thero has been a mlRtnke mado In my friend's name," I snld. I suppose the fault Is mine, for it was I who wroto tho numo for tho bond, nurse, Sho Is MIbs Latham." "'Lathum'!" said the nurse "What a coincidence! Sho has been attended by a Dr. Latham." At tho words "Dr. lnthnm," Jean's hand In mine gave a convulslvo clusp, nnd thero enmo Into her eyes a look of painful, Incredulous supplication. I, too, had become almost too excited to speuk, but managed to gasp In im becile Iteration, "Dr. Latham!" "Yes," tho nurso replied. "Dr, Richard IteeBo Latham, of Now York. Ho was resident physician here llvo years ngo, and has jimt spent a month with us. Ho returned to Now York last night, nnd sails nt five this after noon for Bremen." That hiBt statement, added to the general excitement, was too much for Jean. She fainted, and fifteen mln utes wero spent in reviving hor. But In those fifteen minutes I had formed n plan of action. I must go to New York and Btop Dr. Latham from go. lug to Europe. In Jean's weakened condition, I know the disappointment of losing whnt sho had sought for two yours, and hnd at hiBt almost grasped, would be fatal. When she boenmo fully conscious, I said: "It's nil right, Jean. I'll bring him back. Don't bo afraid. To-morrow you will have Dick," I shall nover bo able to tell Just how I contrived to catch that New York train. I did not have timo to think, scarcely to breathe, till I found myself seuted In tho coach ruBhlng southwest. I bought a newspaper on the train, and learned from whnt dock tho Prlii. Regont Lultpold would sail. I did not know Dr Latham's Now York nddress, nnd decided I could not risk looking It up. I might miss both him and the boat. I would go directly to the steamship from tho railroad sta tion, nnd await his coming aboard. At fifteen minutes to five, when I had begun to nervously fear that I should bo carried off to Bremen, nnd thnt without Dr. Latham, I saw him coming aboard. I went to meet him. "I enmo from Boston, whero I saw you at tho Massachusetts Goneral Hospital treating my frlond," I said. "I remember," ho replied politely. "I hope Miss lottom Is doing well," "Yes, but she Isn't Miss Lottom. Sho's Jcnn Jean Lnthnm, nnd you didn't know her." Ho looked puw.led n moment, as though trying to decide how best to dispose of tho apparent lunatic before him. Then a sudden startled look flushed Into his eyes, nnd he said quickly, "You can't mean Jean our little Jean." "Yes, your sister Jenn. Her father Is dead, and Mrs, Latham lives with Louise In Vermont. Kor two years Jenn has been looking for you." Tho mention of theso familiar names evidently convinced him thnt I was sane, and know his family. Then he wasted neither time nor breath In In quiries, I Immediately resigned command of j my own expedition, and left all details of management in mo mum a nanus, ns only a Southern girl can. In an In credibly short timo, ho had placed me In a cab, and wo were whirled back to tho station. Once fnlrly settled on the Boston train, ho wanted to know everything, and I did my best to sat isfy him, Well, I went to llvo in their new Beacon street home, and Mrs. Lath- ; air will call mo Dick's captor. KANSAS CROP EXPERIMENT. Fariuar Always Kamuy to Muko Than Rom (iooit lleulU. the advance of KanBiia to tho first place among tho wheat-producing com monwealths again culls attention to tho wonderful productiveness of that state. It Is uI.'jo culculatcd to maka ono reflect on the remnrkublo history of agricultural experiments by tho Kansau furmers. In tho early '80s thoro was hlgh-proasuru wheat grow ing, but It did not reach tho volume, noi; even tho relatlvo importance, of tho crops of tho InHt few years, Tho crop of 11)01 aggregated more than 00. 000,000 bushels, by far thu largest of any state In the union. This crop Is valued ut more than $50,000,000. Wheut raising in Kaunas has passed through many experimental stuges, as has the growing of muny other agricultural products, At first It was nupposod thut only spring wheut could bo produced with profit In tho state This Idea was dispelled by tho demonstrations of T. C, Henry, known as tho "wheut king," who owned nt one time 00,000 acres of land near Abilene. Henry Introduced winter wheat. Ono year (1878) ho raised mora than 200,000 bushels, which ho sold at about $1.20 por bush el. Ho revolutionized wheat raising In his stato, At present the spring wheat crop Is an Inconsldernblo Item In tho total product, In spite of tho fact thnt Kaunas has led the pralrlo. states In agricultural development, aud has held tho center of the stage for mnny years, thero hnvo been times In tho experimental processes when Ha poo plo suffered disparagement for their foolish and unprofitable methods. It, used to bo said that a Kansan would plant anything; that ho had to be shown that a thing would not grow before he would bellovo his Btato could not produce It. For exnmplo, there aro Bald to bo 2,500 varieties of apples, State reports show that at least 2,000 of these havo been tried In the Sun flower state, many of them proving utter failures, of courso, but tho best varieties being ostubllshcd through this Indlscrlmlnato but conclusive method of demonstration. Two conn- ties In Kansas produced last year more than nil the New England states and Jersey, Delaware, Alabama, Arkansas, Montana nnd South Carolina combined, Wotnn niul Miiala. Why 13 It that, whllo Englishmen havo shown In nil ages a genuine love for music, wo havo never yet developed a single great English composer of music? Without stopping to answer this question Indeed, I do not know how to answer It perhaps It will be of Interest to compare It with a slmllnr question regarding women, Wo all know with what onthuslustlc, ever re ligious devotion women havo loved music In nil ages, and particularly In this Bge; one may almost sny music would have perished but for the actlvo sympathy of women for tho art and its artlstH; nnd we all know, further, what brilliant heights of excellence havo been nttulned by women ns execu tive musicians, both In vocal and In strumental kinds; yet no woman has ever yet composed nny great music Llpplncott's Magazine. How the Money nor. The Icing receives 803 In lieu of duty and butterage on wines Imported into the duchy of Lancaster; the Prlnco of Wales receives many thousands n year for the loss of duties on tin in Cornwall, and the housekeeper of tho crown ofilco receives 13 a year be cause the House of Lords, In nn Im pulsive moment, eighteen years ago abolished her post and left her with nothing to do. In the days of Its early manhood England had an olllcer of the plpo, whatever that may havo been, nnd the officer of tho plpo had a salary of 62 9s 8d a year. The plpo Is bro ken and tho last officer is dead, but nobody seems able to stop his wages They have' been paid Blnce the days of Charles II, and they seem likely to be paid until tho Stuarts como ngaln lie Wami't Smroil. "Your money or your life!" hlHscd the footpnd. "My life," promptly said the demented ono. "Well," Bald the rob ber, with an admiring glnnce, "you're certulnly a gamo ono." "Nothing game about. It," coolly retorted tho other. "I was on my way to tho river to jump In when you detained mo. By the way. hove you a knife about you with which I could cut my throat, or a bottlo of carbolic acid, or a rope, or a " But tho robber had lied, Chicago Record-Herald. Llntner Detnrtnr. A listener detocter for telephones Is to be adopted In Sweden. The Inven tion la a simple contrivance with a button push. If any one using tho In strument fnncles that a third party Is "tapping" tho wire, or listening, he can sntlsfy himself as to the truth of his suspicion by pressing tho button, for tho Invention will Infallibly reveal tho fact. Her Dllcmmn. She was weeping bitterly. "Why, my dear, what's troubling you? Some thing terrible must have happened to make you so thoroughly miserable," said hor girl chum. "Well, it's just this," said tho tearful ono; "golf makes mo bo tired I can't dance, and dancing exhausts me so that I can't golf." New York Times. Wnr Fonl of Uisnnnny. The Germans keep a war fund of $30,000,000 In gold carefully preserved In a vault, which Is watched day end night. The gold has been lying there aince 1874. MARKETS CORRECTED DAILY, ,h K City. CATTLE MM 1 A All HiMH ( hoi to Imivy ft Kil l 0 i WIIKAT-No, Imnl Win 7H !oKN No. t MUM ,l ,1 it Hi IMY-fltmlMtttmnihy MM 14 Clinloa iirmrlo i.fi 1,1 M) 111,'TTKH 1 (.J '.! IClKJH ti ti i't'i (Jlilmfii, WHEAT-No. Jhar.t I Til'.' 1 $ W, OOHN-No. .1 to'l . IV) OAl'S-No. i! 1,1 ,'i Sk I.oiiln Uv fttnnk. IIKBVBB Ml A MIDI STOCK KHS, IW.DKIM,., i N', (,J 4 .Ml TKXAH l-'i:i K'l'ttlUtri 3 Ml i 6 HI Cotton, UpUmH (lull MVF.IMOor, mn NKW YOIIK SUO '0 UALVliiSTOtf 1 iviiln IV lull 1 1 drain. flrimv I'liMS, WIIKAT0p"n m,lt UW 'r"'"r V'111"' 1'''I 7l 71 MV 7N' 7K' 71 7H k ill. 14 f"y ,;, ''i 'w 7hv mm 'OHN ft'" HI to 7 My "I'd 111 h '' MW iH i"v ui't 01 iMit ij.iv) 1 0.' 1,111 OATS Mnv 4U( 4Kf 41V 4lV July :IH', UsH u.'a ustj Wtiihltn 1.1 (Hook. IIOUH I 5 111) ft 00 ChlMtgo Mr Mlook. OOODTOPHIMH MM m 7 2.1 I'O.NH Hkikkih I 91 m A fill HTOCKIIIIH A KKUDKIW... H S.l n) 4 ID TKXASl.'KU STKKltS ft oil 45 ft Ail ft DO 0 u THE LATEST NEWS IN BRIEF Hiiln, hleet und snow fell throughout Texas on .Jan. l!7. Tim Canary Islands hnvo suffered much ilitiiuigH from a tornado, A packing house. Is nrriuied for Denver, Col,, with a hulf million dollar capital. The Chicago lioni'd of education bus reduced tho salaries of '.'.MiO grado teachers, Thou. V, Patterson, tho new senator from Colorado, was at one time a circus manager. 'i'ho transport Sheridan reached Manila- on ,laa. ST, with III) cases of measles on Inmril, U was arranged fur China to pay Its first' installment of indemnity to tho powers on I'YIi. . At lleaiiniout, Tex., a line Is assessed ngnlnNt going near an oil well .vhilo smoking u e'gar. Win, U. Nevin, general manager of the Santa I'V const, lines, died at Sail ,Ioaiiln, of paralysis, Australia is roaring bct-anse meat contracts for the British army are Hindu In Argentine Instead of in Australia. Surgeons say that fevers, due to bad water, cause more ileiillm in South Africa than do the bullets of tho Boers. A covering of two inches of solid Ice covered the southern part of West Virginia and the sleet was still fall ing. The highest point ever reached In tho amount of gold In the treasury was on .lan. ill, ItilW, when there was SI I.",, r.711, in.-;. Hearing' In the V. S. supreme court of 11 case Involving the Chinese exclu sion act, will be argued on tho first Monday In March. Owners of more than half of the area of the Lilts of Pines, )ftitlim congress to never allow the stars ami stripes to be displaced from that island. The sum of nearly ;i,(iiio,Oun Urnnc. was sent by postal orders from pcrsniis in tho Ilnited States to friends In Nor way during the year l'.Hil. (A knuie Is II" cents.) The Camden co. Mo., court house, n brick building nt Linn (,'rcek, which cost $1,1,000 Is burned with every hook, record and paper lii it. The lire started in a sawdust cuspidore. A census bulletin shows that while the number of wage e.'iriieni in thu printers' trade Increased ten per cent between 1 M!I0 and l'.ioil, the total wages paid decreased one per cent, A. Dean Cooper, treasurer of tho linihaiu Paper Company of St. Louis, was hilled In his bntli house fur his diamonds. A negro named Strolher, who had charge of the hath housu it thought to be the guilty party. The hist surviving soldier of the war of will be granted a pension of (f'.'," a month by special act. lie is lO-'i years old. Nebraska, tho Dakotas, Minnesota, and parts of luwa and northern Mis souri report a blizzard as being" "one of the heaviest." On the New York market wheat lost 7 cents u bushel between Jan. 0 and .lan. 27; while corn in ID days days has dropped cents. Postmaster (ieneral Payne hns re issued the order prohibiting employes of the service from visiting Washington for thu purpose of Inllucneing legisla tion. Lyman K. CooVey, of Chicago, tho builder of the drainage canal, there, is ready to take tho cont ract for the en tire work on the Isthmian canal, when ever the route is decided. A Telegraphers' Aid Society has been organized at Kansas City, which pro poses to pay a sick benefit of SI a day and KO towards funeral expenses. James O. Nendham, a representative in congress, was horn at Carson City, Nevada, in an emigrant wagon, his parents being enrouto across tho plains to California. The latest bank statement, embra cing all tho banks In Mexico, shows the total banking capital to be $30,300,000; note circulation, $?2,0"0,fl2fl; reserve, $14,239,393, and dcposlts, 8112,000,000. Filippinos Control And Oppress Their Own People, 51,000,000 FOR HIGHWAYS, Washington, Kcb, 4. tJovcrnor Tuft if the Philippines lms bad several meeti ngs with tins Semite coniinlttcu having eglslatlon for those islands in charge. Among Interesting statements made I'V him are what follows. The water buffalo nru thu chief de pendence of tho people for working ent ile, und tliree-foui'thsof these had been killed by rindcr-pest and their price had risen from ?:i0 to 6110 11 head. The ,'overuor says that tho situation ru- pilri's a supply of mules, and that they should lie imported, He alsocxpressed the opinion that mllk-prodiicliig 1111I uilils might Iks imported to advantage, There are fine entile ranges, but to his knowledge no milk Is produced on thu Islands. Ho said that next to Manila, Cebu Mm1 nearer to being a city In point of populat ion, and manner of Improvement than any other place in the archipelago The island of Colin, hu said, lthu most densely set tled of the group, llovernor Taft spolie freiiienlly of the unreliability of all estimates of the population, but said thero were prob ably six million Killpliiiw or Christians, one and 11 half or two million of lion- Chrlstlauii, aud pruhahly a million of Moros, However, u census was badly needed. Tho members of tho commit tee smiled when (iovernor Taft said that thu Killpliios bad iiiadu all the trouble, Hu explained that It Is necessary to provide a more paternal form of govern ment for thu lgnurotoM than for the Filipinos. It was impracticable to place Filipino governors over thiio people. "You cannot," he said, "appreciate the '.gnoranee and the credulity of thu na tives who do not have the advantage of the knowledge of the Spanish lan guage. The present difficulty In the island Is found In the ease with which the educated Filipinos control or op press their own people, In the province of Cagayan (hey have a system of en ciqtiisui or bin -MMU, and these busses have almost the power of life and death. H is exceedingly dilllcull. to get Into the minds of a people situated as are the common people the f.iet that theirs Is not the only way of living. Consequently, when one speaks of in dependence he is not understood," "Do you depend upon that ignorance','" Mr. Patterson ashed, "to make them amenable to our rule'.'" The response was an emphatic "No. Our hope," Mild (lo.ernor Taft, "is In the educated classes." Speaking generally, (iovernor Tuft wild there were no ro.'ubi In thu Philip pine islands nniler the Spanish, but that since the establishment of Ameri can control, SI. Iliill.iinil bail been appro priated for road improvements both for strategic and commercial purposes, Most of the towns are 011 the sea coast, nnd the great part of tho travel for any distance is by boat, He also said that the wheels of such vcehli les as arc used arc so narrow thnt they cut up the roads badly. Moreover, the frequent, freshets In the streams render it dilll cnlt to maintain tho roads, In most, If not all the Islands, (Iovernor Tr.l't said, there Is a mountain backbone which is practically Impassable. I Imnl nt Ownniliorii, Ky, Owensboro, Ivy., Feb. 4. The streets live still almost obstructed with piles of wire and ice. The electric light plant has now one circuit on. The damage to property here is now estimated at over Sl.vi.ooo. I'nr AII11I ini'ti t ut Knur I. mill. Yt'ashington, 1). C, Feb. I. An ef fort Is being made by the olllelals of the Interior department to secure thn allot ment In severally of the lands, of the Kaw Indians located in southern K. Mi nis. Mr. A. O, Michener, agent for the Osage and ICuws, Is now in the city having como here In response to In structions from the department, for the purpose of arranging1 plans for the preparation of a treaty with thu ivaw Indians, providing for the allotment of their lands. ninnppiiliitltiK I)lislolin. Sofia, Bulgaria, Jan. 30. The brig ands wisli the liberation of Miss Stone, the eaptivo American missionary, to take place upon Turkish territory, hut the Turkish government will not con sent to this arrangement until It be ad vised of the time and place of the pas sage of the brigands across thu frontier. The Turkish government also requires that u neutral escort accompany the brigands. Washington. Dispatches from repre sentatives in Turkey aro disappointing. ClmlUM'tlllK I.imhI I'llonM. Topcku, Feb. 1. The Kansas Long Distance Telephone it Telegraph Com pany with headquarters in Topeka, has taken 11 charter. The company's cap ital stock Is S."iO),(Mi(). Tho incorpora tors are. Fred and M. S. DuLand, of Pittsburg, Pa., and L. A. Stebblns, C. J. Kvnnsand 1). II. Brnnainan, of To pcku. Thu purpose of thcoompnny is to furnish long distance connections with local telephone companies. The Topeka man In the directory are a firm of at torneys representing tho BcLands. CHINA'S SOCIAL WALL BROKEN. Tb Kmp.ror li mill a Mm 1'upeti tbtj l)owiKr th lUaii, Peldn, I'Vb. 4. Tho downger em-, press, the emperor and empress re ceived tho ladies and children of the members of the diplomatic corps In tho private apartments of tho palace, Thu audience was a most revolutionary event. Thu cxcliislvencss of tho Chi nosis royalty und the prejudices against thu meeting of thu sexes was waived,' and tho function was less formal than' is usual in Muropean uourts, After the guests returned to nn ante room, the dowager empress, entering the room, grasped Mrs. Conger's baud,' which she held for Homo minutes, trembling, weeping and sobbing loud ly and exclaiming in broken sentences, thut thu al tack upon thn legations wus u terrible, mlstaku and that sho repent ed It bitterly. Bracelets nnd rings of great value were tliuu placed upon Mrs. Conger's wrists and fingers, The dowager empress talked amiably. Sho said that China would abandon hen policy of Isolation and adopt tho best features of Western life and wouldlsend, 'many students abroad. Afterward the dowager empress und thu emperor mingled with tho guests and her majesty conversed with everyi one and particularly noticed tho child ren. Tho emperor was addressed through an interpreter and bowed with out speaking, The Interpreters com posed his replies, Kvcry lady of tho visiting party was given a pair of jeweled bracelets and u solitaire pearl ring, besides other souve nirs, Culmn An par I'nproflmlilo, Havana, Feb, 4. (iovernor General Wood has written to certain senators at Washington regarding tho present, situation of the sugar industry in Cuba, showing that It Is impossible nt the present prices, and with tho present duties, to land sugar in tho United States at a profit, With a 33 percent reduction of the existing duties, Gener al Wood says Cuban planters will net only IS cents per bug of ,100 pounds. Au Ktiontlv IVnr. London, Feb. 3, Tins war secretary, Mr, llrodrlck, in Introducing a supple mentary army estimate of 8,'."i, 000,000 in the hoiit-o of commons, said this brought the total of the cost of thu war for the, present year up to 530.1, 3,'i(),00l). On January 1, Mr. Ilrodrlclc said, tbcrq were still I'll?, SOU British troops in Sooth Africa. The expenses of 4he war had now been reduced to ubout $'.'-', .Mm, mil) per month. (Icimrul Aliitritlf Conflrmml. Washington, Feb, 1. The senate has confirmed thu nomination of (ieneral I W. S, Mclculf to be pension ligen, at Topeka, Kas., to succeed Cyrus l.eland. (Ieneral Metcnlf's appointment has been held up for some weeks, pending an investigation that hu shot Filipino prisoners. The pension committee de cided thnt the charge had not been sus tained, and recommended thnt Mctcalf be confirmed, which was done. Vitr a V. M. t A. IIuIIiIIiik. Topeka, Jan. SH. Judge ,1. T, Clark him deeded thu Y. M, C. A. a valuable lot on Upper Kansas avenue, here, with the understanding thnt the association will erect thereon a lino building. Its members expect to 1m able to raise enough money to pay for a building to be creeled next summer. Air Slili' Trial Airimt. Monte Carlo, Jan. 30. -Santos Du nioiit made a trial ascent of his air ship here. Kvcrythlng worked smoothly, Thu vcsel readily answered her helm in the lliriit breeze prevailing. After a tour of tlas harbor, Santos Duuiont steered Ills craft back to bet' shed amidst tho cheers of the assembled crowds. I.lllmt Hlioilt Mlrl Nlnno. Turkey, Feb. I. A representative of tho Associated Press here has had an interview with the delegates who have been 11 ogot biting for the release of Miss Stone, and Madam Tsllka. They said that, their negotiations with thu brig ands had been unsatisfactory, and thut they had Intended to return to Con sluntlnople. Before starting, they say they received fresh information which Induced them to renew their coiun.i locutions with the brigands and that those negotiations arc now proceeding. A Nuloiillat nrnr Mt, Neott. Law ton, O, '1'., Jan. 30. James Moon cy, of the Smithsonian Institute, bureau of American Kthology, Wash ington, is near Mt. Scott where he plans to stay a year. He will do some work for the great Field Museum, Chicago, while work will also be done that will go to the St. Louis exposition, Mr. Mooney has spent several years union;? the Kiowa, Comanche, Wichita and Apache tribes, and probably possesses more technical knowledge of them than auy other one man. No Nuln of I'ort (lllnoii. Muskogee, 1. T., Feb. I. One of the closing acts of the Cherokee council last month at Tahlcqiiah wus the pass age of a bill for the sale of the old fort nnd military reservation ut Fort (lib sun. This bill, with others, was sent t Washington for approval. The bill has been returned with the disapproval of the government, and the reservation will not be sold. The net creating the ofilco of revenue collector for each dis trict of tho Cherokee nation was aha disapproved.