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He Crossed a Railroad Track in Japan and Great was the Commotion. The true story of how Congressman Mercer, of Omaha, caught the train at Tokio, Japan, last summer has never been told. It is this, says the Washing tan Post. In the first place there is a law in Japan against crossing a railway track. If the train you want is on the other side of the platform you cross a viaduct which lands you on another platform next to your train. To cross the track, a la American, is not only unlawful but sacrilege, in the eyes of the Japanese To see a man swing himself upon a mov ing irain stamps hin) with a tendency to paresis. Mercer had been delayed in making change to pay fare for himself and party to the next station, fifty miles distant and the ladies had crossed the viaduct Juki as the Ne braskan came running out of the wait ing room the train waa pulling out. In Japan the trains always and taken their seats. move faster than when they arc when they »(art under full headway, dismay of the crowd of Japs on the Mercer made a dash for It, To the religious platform right across the Intervening track, and landed on the platform of the departing train with a graceful bound. In a moment panic and pandemonium were rampart among the crowd of offi cials and onlookers, and seme say the Imperial Guard of Japan as well as regiment 'of sharpshooters were called out duced by Mercer's daring feat was as as if the Chinese had thrown a At all events the excitement pro of tiralleurs into the Hunk of Mercer saw that there with a red (lag company the spectators, was violent signaling from the engine cab, and answering sig Ith red tings by the switchman nais w ahead. And then the train slowly came lie was vaguely conseioii' to a stop, that all the confusion and excltemcn I about him, hut blissfully ignorai) was of the cause of the great sensation he He bad never studied bad produced the municipal laws of the city, and the grav tv of his offense never occurred to him revise)' statutes of Japan and the As soon as he stepped down to the ground lie was immediately encircled by a cordon of soldiers, police und train, officials, all gesticulating and jlbbering in one grand symphony of protestation. It looked blue for Mercer, say hr told them in English that lie was a member of the Fifty-third Congress of the United States and his person was His friends Hr denies this. Hut fortunately American sacred. at this critical juncture an elbowed hit way through, and called out to him; "Stranger, you're all right. Keep a •tiff upper lip," "What the devil it it about?" asked Marcer. "You crossed the railroad track, and that's against the law," said tlie Ameri can. "Oh, is that the cause of all this ex citement?" said Mercer; "I thought 1 had committed lese maspeste or was sus pected of wanting to hold up a train.,' The Japs kept crowding around, and Mercer began to edge up against a coach to protect his hack. "Don't let 'em touch you," shouted the American; they have no law for that." "I'll lay out the first man that puts a finger on me, if I get shot for it," said Mercer. "By the great born spoon! there goes the train, and my wife's aboard." "That's an old trick of theirs," said the other, "but you can telegraph her to wait for you at the next station." Myrcer saw the train disappear, and aftrr a short delay the American brought in an interpreter, and in five minutes the difficulty was in course of adjustment. The Japs by this time had recovered their politeness, and were making bows on every side to show they were sorry USE H KWLETT BHOAS New, Ilitfh Grade T H K K E>C R O W N BA K I NO POWDER, The Purest and Kest Made. Three Crown Spices Are Beat, Because they are gronmRfresfi every day. Til KCK-CKOH \ FLAVORING EXTRACTS Are Delicious. _THH THEM. Our Goods of this brand guaranteed equal to the Best in the Markctgor MorieyjjRefunded for what happened, and in a short time the station agent, or whatever the man's position was, brought out tea and cake to the offended Congressman to show that they harbored no ill feeling, cer telegraphed his wife at the next sta tion to wait for him, and took the next train to meet her. She was there but the telegjam had not reached her. How ever, the operator had received it. pulled it out of his vest pocket and handed it to the Congressman with broRd grin. "That's all right," said Mercer; "just the way we do it in the United States. You people are rapidly becoming Amer icanized." Mer He The Kansas Asylum for the Jnsane gave a masquerade ball to the unfortun ate inmates, which was a success and occasioned much amusement. When «verany boisterous conduct was indulged in the patient was quietly removed. \'o two insane people were allowed to dance together, and good order was ob tained. George P. Kelso, of New York, husband of Mrs. Edith Kelso, who Iasi Thursday killed her two children and attempted to commit suicide has secured the services of Prof. Carlos McDonald and Prof. Allen Hamilton, who wil examine Mrs. Kelso as to her nienta condii.on. The probabilities are that the Cuban question and the tariff bill, as affected by the silver substitute, will divide the , . ... greater part of the time of the Senate . during the present week. 1 here will be „ . , . .... , . an effort bv Senator Dubois, chairman of the committee on publie lands, to se . . , ,, cure unanimous consent to lay lhe Lu ban resolution aside to permit the con sidération of the bill extending the limit ation of the time in which suits may he brought to secure the restoration of certain granted lands to the govern ment. The present limitation expires in March, and the president has, by special message to Congress, asked for immedl ate action. This bill is one which will during the The ferry steamers Promise and For tune reached Detroit wiih the disabled car ferry Shenango No. 2, which thfl had taken from her perilous position in the Lake Erie ice fields. The crew re port the Ice in Lake Erie very heavVi and the task of towing the big Jar ferry through the Ice was slow and tcdiou J The round trip from Detroit occupied five days, although the distance only seventy miles. excite some debate, but it is probable an amicable arrangement will be made for its consideration some time week. On March ist and id the Rio Grande Western will make a rate or $3.25 from Salt Lake City to Spanish Fork and turn on account of the annual Eisteddfod ot the Cambrian society at that point, Tic kets will be good until March 6th. Kate of one single fare for the round w as t'.\('l'HNtOX TO MIMNIN1I hOKK tin Hin (li-Riiilr Western Hallway. re trip from all other points. «iinViTim In fieitoun. Constantinople, Feb. 24.—The consuls | of the powers who negotiated peace at /Celtoum report the most terrible dis- I tress and illness there. There are 8,noo refugees in the town and almost r.o bed | ding or clothing, cold and starvation. Many are dying of The embassadors here have opened funds for their relief, A Precautionary Measure. Arizona Pete—Why is it. Parson, vou always have that blamed fool of a LeatherfieldSykes to take up the church subscriptions and collections?" The Rev. Mr. Strvkus (of Gory Gulch) — Because, brother, It occupies Ills time usefully. When he is passing the hat he can't talk through it.—Chicago Trib une. DECLINED TO BE DISARMED Free Silver Senators Carry a Weapon. first .anthentlr Mlateuieut of the ir Voting Againxl the Kee olutinn to Reeoininit the Tariff Bill Appropriation»« Proponed for Halt l.iskr and Oaden Publie Building* Herounider Territorien. Heal Washington, I). C., Feb. 21, 1896. I Senator Carter's motion to-day to re ! consider the vote on the tariff bill was I no surprise; neither was his notice that I he had special reasons for his action, I that he would explain, j In speaking of the free silver Sen I ator's course on the vote in the seriate I on Thursday evening, Senator Carter says the vote was precipitated without notice pending a consultation among the Republican silver men, looking to united action on the revenue bill. The motion to take the bill up being in viola tion of an implied understanding, could not under the circumstances but meet with their prompt opposition. Senators Teller, Dubois, Mantle and Carter, who against taking the revenue bill up, have been hopeful of securing support for an ncrease of the duties on wool and the 1 I I I I I I , . . , , , ,, perfection of the provisions of the Me I',. , Kinley law calculated to prevent fraud I J r I ulent classification and consequent eva I 1 hion of the law itself ' Under lhe •J rstem of classification provided in the house I b ' M - U ,s claimed that the Protection afforded w ° o1 would no1 exceed 3 cents P er P ound ; at the «me .time a 15 per cent '»crease over existing duties is U ivcn b . v the bi " to '"-ticles nianufac tured out of wool in w hole or in part This increa * e il is believed «'ould give the woolen manufacturer« all the duty ,be y nee<1 - 8lul therefore, result in caus ing their senators and representatives to deprecate reopening the wool schedules 1 11 lbe future- Therefore, entirely inde pendent of the silver question, the sena I lors namcd arc ^satisfied with lhe pro vU,onB r,:lnt,n B to wool and the provi sions relating to lead are likewise unsat sfaclorv - The - V do ,,ot feel disposed to K ive - thc ea8tern manufacturers all they desire in consideration of a bare pittance f ° r the Western peo P ,e ' which wou,d not be adequate protection and would only nvolTe slow death for the w ° o1 and ,ead producers. Senator Brown to-day introduced bills J11 the senate providing for public builds ings at Salt Lake and Ogden. The bill provide for appropriating $500,000 for Salt Lake and $300,000 for Ogden, and are similar to those presented to the house by Mr. Cannon when a delegate from the Territory. Wilson of Idaho expect to appear lo morrow or next day before the ways and meane committee in support of the hill providing for sampling of lead ores. Representatives Allen of Utah and Senator Warren to day presented the petition of citizens of Wyoming praying for the passage of the service pension b 'H protest against the adoption by the house of the conference report on the urgency Representative Alien today entered a deficiency bill providing for the pay ment of $iS,soo to Director-General George R. Davis of the World's Fair for his report on the exposition, Allens objection was due to the fact that the report had never been author ized by the board of control nor con Mr. sldered by a standing committee of the house. The conference report was, however, adopted. Senator Shoup called up today and passed his senate bill pensioning Gen Nathan Kimball of Ogden at $100 a month. Representative Allen has arranged for meeting of the committee on invalid pensions the bill, and will use every effort to forward its passage in the house "A block of three weeks," says the Graphic, "might lose us India forever. Indeed, the man who declared that the Cape of Good Hope would some day be recognized as the pivot of the em pire, may not have been without wis dom." Cecil Rhodes really contemplated an independent United States of South Af rica. 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