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THE WORLD. What is Taking Place in this Coun try and in Foreign Lands. Mrs. Carrie Natirn was last Friday sentenced to thirty days in prison at Topeka and to pay a SIOO fine by Judge Hazen in the distric; court for smash ing bar fixtures stored in a vacant barn in this city in February, 1901. She will not appeal the case, and lias gone to jail. The gigantic boodle deal in St. Louis to pass the suburban franchise bill was laid b're during the perjury trial of ex- Ald. Julius Lehmann Friday afternoon. Millionaire Charles H. Turner, presi dent of the street car company, took the stand and confessed that he had raised the $185,000 which was placed in two safe deposit boxes for the aldermen who voted for the bill. He went into details and willingly told all about the bribery deal. Turner was followed on the stand by Cashier Hospes of the German-Amer ican bank, who swore that the bribe money was raised on notes signed by Millionaires Ellis Wainright and Henry Nicholaus, both of whom are under in dictment. E. F. Hall of the Lincoln Trust com pany identified the $75,000 in cash which the grand jury had found in one of his company's safe deposit boxes. Phil Stock implicated Aid. John K. Murrell, who has since fled to escape prosecution. Stock testified that the $75,000 was to be divided among mem bers of the house of delegates who voted for the bill. The London Foreign office officials say there is no truth in the report, circulated in the United States, that Lord Pauncefote, the British Ambassa dor at Washington, has requested that, on account of the state of his health, his resignation be immediately accept ed. Finley Peter Dunne, who is in Lon don, will sail for New York May 21. He will collaborate with Edward the rights of which have l>een secured by Mr. Frohman. United States Consul Ayme, at Fort de France, lest Saturday, notified the. State department that the relief sup plies now afloat are sufficient to meet the needs of the volcano sufferers on the Island of Martinique. In his cable message to Secretary Hay the consul suggests that the public sub scriptions in the United States should cease at once. A dispatch from St. Lucia says that the supplies donated by the American government will be returned. Consul Ayme’s message was corro borated by a message to the secretary of the navy from Commander T. S. McLean of the cruiser Cincinnati, who cabled from the island of St. Lucia Sat urday as follows: "Excitement at Martinique calming down. Many refugees not destitute or starving, but frightened by appalling disaster at St. Pierre and grave but less serious damages in more northern por tion of island, were leaving estates and sections which had not suffered. Many cases of pillaging in those districts. Government taking action to stop it. In some northern districts many cattle may die because volcanic dust over vegetation. A few good rains would cure much of this condition. "Today visited and explored ruins of United States and British consulates at St- Pierre. Found some itortions charred remains of bodies. “Potomac has returned to De France. Reports disaster St. Vincent serious. I 1 relieve volcanic conditions are worse, and in some respects conditions of liv ing as bad or wdrse than Martinique.” From the tone of Consul Ayme’s dis patch it is assumed that the other people on the island, including the negro population, were more frightened than hurt, and that there is danger of pauperizing the people there by too great an influx of supplies generously donated by the outside world. For the present at least the consul's advice will be followed and no more appropriations will be made by con gress. nor will there be any additional subscriptions especially asked for un less the situation in the West Indian Islands changes materially. The Buffalo is now lying in reserve at New York, partially laden with stores, but it was stated at the navy department that in all probability it will not be sent to the devastated islands. At least, this will be the plan followed out at Washington unless later reports of the army and navy officers on the islands as to the needs of their inhabitants are at hand. A question now arises as to the dis position of the private contributions al ready at hand, in the event that the money is not needed to buy more sup plies. However, it is thought here that there will be many other avenues of relief other that that of supplying food to the people, to which this money can be diverted. Officials here are particularly pleased with thj general work of Consul Ayme. They sty he has been extraordinary prompt and efficient and they are ac cordingly disposed to give especial credit to his dispatch Saturday, advising that no more relief subscript ions be made for the present. The disorder in the negro settlement of Pittsburg, Ga., Inis abated. Capt. McCurdy of the central police station was shot at by a negro this morning, who escaped. The cadets dispersed about daylight and only the presence of the militia marked the disturbances of yesterday. Esther Dowie, daughter of “Dr.” Alexander Dowie, proprietor of "Zion”, died last week of burns, having suffered for hours while "Elijah IT' prayed over her. Miss Dowie was 28 years old and a student at the University of Chicago. Saturday morning her hair caught fire from a gas jet and her head and face were horribly burned. Nurses placed salve on the patient’s wounds, as the Dowie doctrine allows of the use of medicine externally. Meanwhile the “divine healer” was hurrying to the bedside from his now city of Zion, near Waukegan. Upon his arrival the at tendants were excluded from the room and Dowie sank to his knees in prayer. His supplications lasted all day. He refused to cease even to take the nour ishment which his followers would have passed upon him. The patient was unconscious much of the time, and died at 9 o’clock in great agony, having returned to consciousness a short time before. At the coroner’s iftvestigation "Dr.” Dowie made the statement: "She told me she knew God had called her home because she disobeyed my orders. I had told her never to use an alcohol lamp of any description in my house. "I called in Dr. A. W. Campbell, 184 East Madison street. "They talked the matter over and Dr. Campbell said everything that could be done for her relief had been dene.” With this virtual acknowledgment of lack of faith in his own doctrines, "Dr. ” Dowie broke down in a convulsion of sobs. “I ask you again, ‘Dr.’ Dowie,' said Coroner Senff, "did your daughter make any request whatever for medical as sistance V” "I repeat that she did not and that I knew at 2-o'clock unless God worked a series of miracles she could never re cover.” On the second ballot at the Presby terian General Assembly being held in New York the Rev. Dr. Henry Van Dyke, professor of literature at Prince ton university, was elected moderator. He received 298 votes. Of this number 287 were necessary to elect. For the Rev. Dr. Jafnes D. Moffatt, president of Washington and Jefferson college, 223 votes were cast. The sessions will continue for fifteen days. The report of the committee on revision of the confessian of faith pro bably will be debated on May 28. A bitter agitation in Durban, South Africa has been begun here against col ored preachers sent by American mis sionary societies who, it is alleged, have been tilling the minds of the natives with incendiary ideas as to their politi cal equality with the whites. The British government has leen urged by the local authorities to order the ex pulsion of the preachers in order to prevent a negro insurrection. It was stated in Wall street on Sat urday that the formation of the Am erican Steel Foundries company, the corporation that will combine the lead ing steel casting companies of the coun try, has been practically accomplished. The couqMiny is to have an authorized capital stock of SB4, (KMI,OOO, of which $30,000,000 is to preferred and the remainder common stock. The com pany will bo incorporated under the laws of New Jersey. Harry Gervier Seeley, the eminent geologist of King's college, London, thinks it highly probable that serious 1 eruptions will occur in Dominica, Guadeloupe and elsewhere, and that the inhabitants of all the volcanic islands in the neighborhood should take warning, as should also those of Central America. A private telegram received here via La Quaira. Venezuela, says Fort de France, Martinique, is seriously threatened by the volcanic disturban ces. Several small islands near Martinique have been entirely swallowed up by the sea since the great eruption of Mont Peleeon May 8. Martinique is daily shaken by earthquake rumblings. There was a landslide near Le Prechenr Sat turday which engulfed plantations and several houses. Scientists here predict greater disasters. The greatest un easiness prevails. Professor Friedrich Hirth, of Berlin, who holds the chair of Chinese philo logy at the University of Munich, has received a call to the new Chinese pro fessorship at Columbia university, New York. It is understood that Professor Hirth cannot immediately accept, be cause he has already accepted a com mission from the Russian government, to go to St. Petersburg to catalogue a collection of Chinese books and manu scripts. The engagement of M. Santos-Du mont, the Brazilian aeronaut, to the daughter of a distinguished native of , his country is announced in Paris. J. Pierpont Morgan’s victory in the prolonged fight before Loul Windsor’s j committeeln London, is admitted to be , an event of enormous significance in the J history of London locomotion. The great i feature of Morgan's tube scheme is his i proposal to charge extraordinarily cheap j fares, notably one penny from Hammer smith to Charing Cross, a distance of over five miles. It was therefore op posed by all the other railway compan ies, who are alarmed at this prospect of vigorous competition. The Yerkes group will get its line from Piccadilly Circus to Holborn, to join the up tube from Brompton to Piccadilly with that from Holborn to Finsbury Park, which has already been sanctioned, but they will have to face serious competition with the new line. The decision of the committee involves the construction of four tubes under Piccadilly. The wholesale purchase of Missouri mules by the British government for service in South Africa has ceased at St. Joseph, Mo., according to a tele gram received Tuesday by a British agent. Large purchases were made during the past week and orders were received that they lie shipped to the remount station at Lathrop, Mo., whence they will he prepared for ship ment to some British possession. The Lathrop station will be closed. The telegram in effect said: "The war in South Africa will close at an early date and no use can be found for more horses and mules”. It is stated on good authority, says the Tokio correspondent of the London Times, that the new programme of naval expansion for the six years be ginning 1904, will comprise four battle ships of 15,000 tons each, *two armored cruisers of 9,900 tons each, four second class cruisers of 5.000 tons each, fifteen destroyers and fifty torpedo boats. The correspondent says the Japanese fiatiou is evidently prepared to indorse the naval expansion policy. The Tokio correspondent of the Times says that Gen. Fukushima, who was commander in Pe Chi-Li province, China, in the early part of the campaign of 1900, will represent the Japanese army at the coronation of King Edward. The King of Spain, Alphonse XIII was crowned ruler of the Castilian peo ple last Saturday in Madrid. He took the oath before the Cortes. In the Swedish parliament the leader ( of the agrarians offered an amendment j to the effect that the government should i introduce a bill for universal suffrage i in 1904. The amendment was carried by a vote of 117 to 107. The labor lead ers have decided that the strike shall ' end. This action was taken because of j the action of the Rigsdag in passing a vote that universal suffrage should Ire granted. This vote is regarded by the , labor leaders as satisfactory. | Whooping Cough. A woman who lias had experience with this disease, tells how to prevent any dangerous consequences from it. She says: Our three children took whooping cough last summer, ourbftby boy being only three months old, and owing to our giving them Chamber- 1 lain’s Cough Remedy, they lost none of their plumpness and came out in much lietter health than other children whose parents did not use this remedy. Our oldest little girl would call lustily for cough syrup between whoops. Jessie Pinkey Hall, Hpringville, Ala. This Remedy is for sale by Henry Hinrichs. Very Low Excursion Ratks To Dknvkr, Co ix)., Via the North-Western Line. Excur sion tickets will Ire sold June 22, 28 and 24, with final return limit until Oct. 8:. inclusive, account International H. and. Convention. Apply to Agents Chicago & North Western R’y. jnne 19, A PRIMROSE. Before the earliest cuckoo calls, Or build beneath the eurea. Or children dream of cow-slip balls, Tou shine among your crlnglnl leaves An If, from yon bright heaven afar, Some angel hand had dropped a star. How faint and yet how sweet your breath. God’s little messenger of hope! That tells how Ufa has vanquished death In budful wood, on verdant slope; Your glistening salver seems to hold The year’s first gilt of sunlight gold. A beauteous flower! to all hearts dear, Because all hearts with gladness thrill To know that lovelier days are near; For, though gray Winter lingers still, Hts wrath Is spent, his storms are few, And Spring begins her reign with you. —E. Matheson, In Chambers' Journal. I: fl JVIISSOORI ;; :: COJfIPROIVIISE :: ! I By EDWARD B. CLARK. |1 <* . > OLD Bud Jackson lived near the source of the “Big Black" in the Ozark mountains of Missouri. Hud hud lived there for 65 years. That was just Tils age. His habitation was rude but comfortable and his daughter Hess tended it with housewifely ca re. Hess was Bud’s only child. She was a coy mountain maid of 20, and as pretty as one of the wild flowers that peep from the ground in the Big Black valley in ■March. Bud had a neighbor, Si Withers. Si lived down the stream a way s, and the holdings of the two men joined. Si had a son Bill. Between the two mountain farms over in a corner lay a triangular piece of ground not more than two acres in extent. Outside of the woodland this was the only piece of land on the Jackson-Witiiers hold ings that was not cultivated. It was weed-grown, and though it would have supported a goodly crop of grain, no seed sown by the hand of man ever fell there. It was known for miles around as the Debatable Ground. Bud and Si both claimed the piece, and had wrangled over It for years before the feud became deadly. At the present status of things if either one set his foot on the strip the other would have shot him. Bud Jackson had a hobby. He was a collector of birds. Scientists from St. Louis and from the western state col leges came to his place every summer to look at his collection. He never would add a bird to the lot unless it had been killed in the state of Mis souri, provided always of course that the bird was known to have been seen in the state. Bud didn’t expect to get any flamingoes in Missouri, hut if he should have heard an Indian tradition that 500 years before a flamingo had been seen on the Big Black, he would not have added the bird to his collec tion until someone had sent him one with the proper attestation thatithad been killed inside the limits of his native state. What a collection that was! There was pretty near everything in it from the ruby-throated hummingbird to the big bronze wild turkey. Bud had to build an addition to his house to store his birds. Some people said that Bud cared more for the birds than he did for Bess, which was a lie. For years Bud had scoured the woods of the Ozarks, extending his trips to the adjoining counties for the purpose of getting one bird, the Ivory-billed woodpecker. He knew that the ivory bill was a dweller of the southeast United States, but he also knew that straggling birds had been seen In the deep woods of the mountains of Mis souri, and so ho kept up his search with his shotgun over his shoulder year after year. He could have pur chased an ivory-billed woodpecker, killed Somewhere else, for something like S2O, but he would have a Missouri bird or none. He slept out nights In the woods and starved and thirsted on the trail of reports that the big bird had been seen. Generally it turned out that those who told of the apjiear ance of the woodpecker, not knowing much about birds, had seen the big “log cock” and had taken him for his still bigger brother. One day In the summer Bud noticed that Bess had something on her mind. She started suddenly whenever he spoke to her and more than once blushed vividly. Tiie old man didn't say much, but just thoughthe’d let tha thing come out by itself. But It didn’t come out. Bess just kept on acting as though she were way off somewhere iu the clouds. One day as the old man/ was coming back from a collecting trip be could have sworn lie saw Bill With ers, old Si’s son, making off across the brook from the direction of the Jack son home. Bud gripped his gun tightly and felt a lump come up in his throat. He thought he knew now how to ac count for Bess’ blushing. He kept his own counsel, however. He knew That if old Withers knew of It he would be just as hot about St as he was. Hud eyed Bessie curiously when he entered the house and casually asked if there had been any visitors while he had been away. “No,” stammered the girl, and fell to blushing directly. “Humph!” said her father. Two days later Bessie went out to pick blackberries. Half an hour after her father followed in her trail, Tiie blackberry patch lay in the direction of tho Debatable Ground. Bud catncta a rise in the land and looked off toward the trinagular bit of ground In dispute. By the great Auk, what was that he saw? There in the center of the De batable Ground were Bill Withers and Bess Jackson holding hands, and Hess’ sunbormet was pushed way hack When Bud recovered sufficiently he looked beyond the patch and there stood old,Si Withers grasping u gun and Liking at the pair of-lovers. Thera couldn’t be any shooting that day on either side, and both old fellows turned and went home. Ii was not a pleasant evening that was spent that night in either the Jackson or the Withers households. Bud stormed and fumed and told Bess that she was bringing everlasting disgrace on him by taking up with the son of that old thief, Withers. Si Withers said a good deal of the same sort to his son Bill, but Bill, be ing a fellow who thought for himself, held the old fellow pretty well in hand. About a week after this a negro ap peared at the Jackson home and re ported ivory-billed woodpeckers in the big woods. Bessie had been forbidden to leave the house. Bud seized his gun and made for the big patch of timber. The negro had described the bird ac curately. Bud reached the edge of the woods, plunged in and had not gone ten yards before he heard a strange rattling cry. He knew it from the de scription he had heard. He went in its direction. In a minute he saw a great big ivory-billed woodpeck er scuttle round the bole of a beech. Bud’s heart jumped into his throat. It was the first living ivory lulled woodpecker he had ever seen. The tree trunk was between him and tiie bird. He rounded it cautiously. The woodpecker left the tree with a cry. Bud's shotgun went to bis shoul der. There was a report and the bird wavered. Another report, and the woodpecker, flying another few yards, fell limp to the ground behind some bushes. Hud dashed forward with a great hurrah in his heart. He reached the spot where the bird bud fallen. He knew from the way it went down it was dead—but where was it? Not a feather could he find. Two little drops of blood stained the fallen leaves and that was all. Hud searched for three hours and then went home with a sorrow in his heart such as lie had not known since his wife died. The morning of that woodpecker episode Bill Withers was skirting the woods in the hope of gettinga glimpsa of Bessie. He had a retriever dog with him that was thrashing about in the woods and fields by turns in the nervous way that such dogs have when their owners are out on hunting bent. All at once the retriever hurst from the woods and dropped something at his master’s feet. Hill picked it up. He knew it was an ivory-hilled wood pecker, for he had seen one in a glass case at the capital in Jefferson t'ity. He knew of Hud Jackson's almost in sane desire to get hold of a Missouri killed ivory hill. He hud heard tiie two shotgun reports that immediately pre ceded the bringing of the bird to him by his retriever. Heputtwoand two together and smiled. Everyone Knows something of the mania of the true collector. The story THE THEE TRUNK WAS BETWEEN HIM AND THE BIRD. of the confirmed old bachelor who pot married to a sour-visuged old maii| because she hud u china teacup that would complete his set, unquestiona bly is true. The stamp collector gives the tenth of his fortune to get a can celed two-cent stamp that happens to be of a color-shade peculiar to itself. The true birfk collector Is perhaps more of an enthusiast than any of the others. Bill Withers managed to get word to Bud Jackson that he would like to meet him at the Debatable Ground the next morning. Bud might come with an armed escort if he chose. Bill would have one. They met the next morning. Two mountaineers with rifles were behind each party to the conference. Bill howled an invitation to Bud to drop his gun and to come to the center of the disputed laud for a conference. Bud agreed. They met. “Mr. Jackson,” said Bill, “I want to marry Bessie and she wants to marry me. I'll tend to my old man. He's got. so he does pretty much ns I say, and he’ll even shake hands with you.” "None of your breed can have Bess,” said Hud, sour like. "But Bess wants me.” “You can’t have her” This in n growl, and the two men turned and separated. When he had gone about three yards Bill Withers turned and called out: "Bud, look hero." Old Bud wheeled about. Bill was standing there with one hand uplift ed and holding by one foot the finest specimen of an ivory-billed woodpeck er that Ibid had over seen or heard of. "Do you want it. Bud?" said Bill. "It’s in the flesh and I'll swear it’s Mis souri killed." Bud’s eyes popped. Ills frame shook. In his face was a great joy. “Bill,” he said, and his voice trem bled, “Bess is yourn."—Chicago 800 ord-llerald. The Vtr r Cream. Friend—You had a very fashion able audience, didn't you? Pianist—Yes; at one time there was not a single person in the room who was listening.—Somerville Jour nal. 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