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BEAR FORCING LION FROM KHYBER PASS
The Russians Are Daily Defying England by Operations in the East. Rngland n tm forget that the north star loeka down through tha lChybar pais, and that year after ear the Hue elan out twite arop etoscr to tho eon fines of India. The movement of I, 090 Rutstan troops to the Afghan fron tier and the publication of seeret Ilus- elect! to fight on her strongly fortified bonier, which tttej- rail the Peshawar Qaettn Hue the Russians nro to make a feint on QMetta, rapture Kabul, and with the aid of the native trthea try the Kbyber pass, while other troop ate poured In from tho north. Iilllt; I war 7 year old then. When my mother Rave up her sheep rango I turned oowboy, and learned tho many trleka of tho trade could throw n rlntn or ride a broncho with the licit of them. letter I lu?eamo a farmer, and .pent many month walking behind ho said to mo with bio ladylike amllei 'Mr. l'crklni, I am from a countr) rood, nnd I don't know juat how youi ratca aro In thla big olty, but here ll $2, and It It ain't enough I'll try anl do better for you tomorow.' Oh, in waa a ellck youngiter, nil right Ic four yean ho owned hla houie." Chl on go Trlbuno. Itttarnphitmy, Judges and Jury woro Inking a pro longed farewell, and ipccchei and com Vllmontnry resolution! wero tho ordo of tho hour. One of tho Judges was In tho midst of an eloquent bit of oratory, J i 7Ai ami urn n ifi ri mj n ptJA;ai UDL 1 tr- 4- 3 r I MAP SHOWING TKUHITOHY IN WHICH KI'SBIA 18 CARIlVlNO ON MILITARY OPRRATIONS elan state papers purporting to have been stolen from the arahlvoa of the Muscovite ministry of war have created n sensation In ICnglnnd and engaged .public attention there to n degree sec ond only to tho Interest In the war news from South Africa. Those pantM were sold In London by a man who formerly waa connected with the oltlca of the Ituaalan general staff, and who had fallen out with his employers and fled to lOngland. The documenta show that Itusala regards Kngland's dim culty as her opportunity, nnd haa late ly been making every preparation to overrun the "buffer state" of Afghan istan and aeonll the borders of north urn India. A thorough inllltny won nolssance has beeu made by Russian offlcera of the Indian front'er. a plan of campaign outlined, native rulers and religious leaders "sounded," and a pol icy for stirring up the border rhlefs nnd the native princes of tba coveted country haa bewi formulated. Henry Norman and an nnonywwa writer have challenged the authenticity of the papers, but though It la admitted, as Mr. Norman assorts, that some of the place-names are misspelled ss Samar Jand for Samarkand such mistakes might easily occur In the haste of copy lug and translation Signatures, da tee. names, place and msps are given, sev oral of the places on the map. which is traced from the Ilusslan original appearing oh no ICngllsh map, though they really extot. and the documont nems to bear Intrinsic marks of gen illness. Attempt! to discredit have not nueceeded. The Itusstan olllcers who made the Investigation and reported were Col. t'kroff Naraaknl, Uapts. Han llavlch Markaff and YonolT Krimlnskl. nnd Vaalloff Ksiskol. secretary of the commission. They began their secret labors last May, and made their report late last December to (ten. KuranAiHln, minister of war. Traveling sometime together and sometime separately In order to avoid Notice, tlny vl.llad all the ItHMlan outposts, the principal strategic points In Afghanistan and along the Indian frontier, and even tossed over the Chinese territory In the course of their Investigations. In nubmlttlng tbelr report they say: "We think It well to state, for the Informa tion of your excellency, that we are unanimous In the conclusions arrived nt, and have not the least doubt that the Invasion of India and the bringing of the mllllo who Inhabit that coun try under the benefteont rule of his Im perial majesty the csar are not only poeelble, but could be accomplished In n comparatively abort spao of time, the exact period requisite 4aMdlH mainly ou the moment chaos a4 Um conditio of the season when the -work Is undertaken That Kssla la Intriguing with the satires Is shown by a reference ts "the mm ret agents how engaged In the sol 1 set ion of Information reaneetlug the trend of ereum. polllle&I and stralegie, m lbs Parsian, Afghan and Itaamlr frontiers." The plan recowmendod Is secretly te oolhwt large boats of troop oh the Afghan fro tier and a strong torot at Cossacks at Cfcarog In the Pamir. All being ready and the northern chiefs sad the disgruntled HSllve prineee of India being "press red for their aallv oranee." a rush Is to be made Into At ebsaisUM whlis the Coasasfc oat from the north Into CbltrsJ. whors the triboi win" rtss snd )oi Uiem. A ris ing I tk Punjab am Is exported. If ImkmfmI advsnosa la AfuhanlaUH to most the R4is she is ( be vr vbelratd fcjr superior twos. It ih The c oiiimlssloners- or spiesseem to have no doubt as to tho uprising of the natives In favor of llussln. (!linraclrl4llo Nlnry of Kiiikln. During tlio proceedings of a recent conference of the ilrltlsli Mbrnry nsto edition, n characteristic story of John Ituskln whs told In connection with the subject of village llbrn'les. A library for the laborers of n lake-country vil lage hud been ostahllehod, nnd Just before tho opening Mr. Hunkln wns Hskrd to lusiiect It. He cnrdluly con sented, and tiKin leaving expressed his admiration of the arrangements, nnd promised to sand n present, which enmo In the form of u sumptuous set of Scott's novels. The wife of the found or thought the edition much ton splen did for tho purpose, and at the earliest opportunity told the donor so. "Murinm," snld llusklu, "It the money tho books cost had heitn siut In Morel decorations or wines for a dinner, nothing would have been aald against It, but because It has leen laid out for the enjoyment of the simple vlllngers It Is thought extravagant." Htlwlii Mrkliiiiii. 'My earliest recollections," aald Mr. Itriwln Mnrkliam, author of "Tho Mnn with tin1 Hoe." In a recently reported Interview, "go back to th days when I wns a shepherd hoy on the California the plow, turning up the rich loam of the foothills and preparing It for tho harvest. Money that I earned In this way I Invostml In books copies of Hrynnt, Tennyson, Thomas Mooro and Wobster's dictionary. I dorlvod much Inspiration from tho works of Victor Hugo and from Cnrlyle and Ituskln, In IHtetry I was much attracted by the imsslnri of Shelby and by the Imagina tive Insight of Drowning. Swinburne was another favorite of in I no." Watii't No (Ironi. Two mon sat In n saloon nnd drank the Iwer which Is sold In Kensington. In tho brlof Intervals whoroln ho rest ed his swallowing apparatus ono of tho men wild: "1 wns drlvlu' Hint year, and Hill wns conductlu'. Hloctrlclty wasn't known nt thut tlmo. Hill used to glvo me n dollar ovory night after the day's work was over. I lived high. Then 1)111 was chnngod to anothor run, He told me they was golu' to put a greenhorn on with mo, nnd I began to cut down expenses, for 1 knew n greenhorn wouldn't do much alongside of n capable old hand like 1)111. This greenhorn made me sick whon I seen him. He was young, palo and pious. He didn't ovon chow. I watched him like a hawk the first day, and he done no hiisluess- none whatever. I cursed the lurk that had hitched me up to him. you bet. That night, after hours, nrnnto with nicely rounded sontencci tolling of the patriotic sorvlcos ren dered by tho Jurymen to tho stnto. Thr qualities af the average Jury wero fat bolow tliOBo that had boon displayed by this one. Its work had boon well nnd quickly douo. "And now," contln tied tho Judge, "It Is my earnest hope, coupled with evory deslro for tho pros pnrlty of onch and every one at you, that you will depart Into tho other world " hero n suppressed titter wont around among the nudlonco nnd the Jurymen themselves begnn looking doubtfully nt ono another "I mean tho outer world," corrected tho Judge, nnd ho brought his speech spcodlly to n close. Detroit I rco Pross. Mnii. "Tho other dny," said Jones, "an old woman bounced Into our ollloo display Ing n notice that wo had written to her to the effort that n quarter tax on some property of horn wns due. Blio swaro she had paid It. 1 had tho books to prove that sho had not, and suggest ed thnt sho had made a mistake. Sho declared that sho hnd not nnd said: 'Don't you ever mako mistakes?' I assured her that I did nut, nnd Joking ly added: 'The only mlatnke I ever mndo wns whon I was murrlod.' Sho looked nt me a second, nnd then said: 'No, your wife made that mistake.' " Small eyes aro supposed to Indicate cunning. MUCH WORK DONE. Trans-Mlssfssfppl Conjrcss Down to Business Gets AND ADOPTS MANY RESOLUTIONS 4s Oklahoma Delegate Preicnti the Chair nio lib. Vice rrettdenti With "Juicy" Cornstalk Canes. BEHIOU3 8HOOTINO, In ractlonnt rrnrai Amio AUbamtao One l Hsdly Wotindvd. Houston, Tex,, April 20, Tho third day's session of the eleventh annual meeting of tho Truns-Mlsslsalppl con gross was called to ordor at 10 o'clook In Turner hall. Thcro was a larger attendance than on Wednesday. Oov Prince, vice president, called tho moot ing to order. Tho first thing he called for was additional resolutions, and sev cral wero presented. Tho following wero favorably report ed by tho commlttco on resolutions: Pnwngo of bill 1010, now In tho houso, to Improvo tho consular sorvlco by appointing good and experienced tnon. Adopted. lloport No. 2 In favor of the ndmts slon to the Union of Arizona. Okla homn and Now Moxlco. Oov. Prlnco stated that It was due thorn and tholr Inhabitants as Ameri can altlzens, unless tho population was co spurso as not to mako It practicable. Ho laid groat stress on tho fact that thorn wan but 7 1-2 por cent of foreign ers In New Moxlco. Hho haa n popula tion OQiinl to tho ncoda of a stnto gov ernment. Adopted. Ileport No. 3 In the Intorcst of com merce and health, food laws should bo mndo so as to keep or mako food pure lloport No. 4 In favor of tho estab lishment of n dopartmont of mines and mining. Adopted. Itcport No, 5 In favor of tho son ate bill for tho establishment of n de partment of commerce. Adoptod. lloport No. C Approving tho atop to survey and Improvo Oalveston har bor by tho national congress nnd to got n depth of thirty feet. Adopted. Ileport No. 7 In favor of deepen ing nnd Jottylng tho mouth of tho Drazos river. Adoptod. Hoport No. 8 In fnvor of doopon Ing of Southwoat pnss nnd tho govern ment tnlclug chorea of tho Jottlos. Adopted, Itcport No. 0 In fftvor of deeponlng Iluffalo bnyou to twonty-flvo fcot nnd widening It to 12C, ns per pinna pro posed. It was BUggostod by Mr. W. W. Iiatos that tho depth bo mndo thirty fcot: he, however, withdrew It. Adopted. Itcport No. 10 In favor of tho pnssogo of a bill ;y congress for n placing of a aubronrlno eablo to tbo Philippines and Hnwntl. Adopted. Report No. 11 For tho prompt pas sage of sonata bill No. 3109, Introduced by Senator Dcpow, ontltlod n bill to promoto nnd oncourngo mining, min eral nnd motal lurgloal sciences lb tho United Statoa. Adopted. Mr. Urodball of Oklahoma prosontod tho presiding ofllcor with a cornstalk cane with nn car of corn handle nnd similar ones to each vlco .president. The canes wero full of "Juice." The ono ho presented to tho chairman. Mr. Cannon of Utah, had n rod oar, nnd ho stated that, according to husklng-bee custom, entitled him to kiss evory lady In tho houso. ( Laughter). Mr. Cannon arosa and said he did cot know any ono better qualified, (drcat laughtor). Cripple Crcok was solcotcd for next mooting placo. Montgomery, Ala., April 20, Tho Republican convention soiled to .meet here resulted In the predicted split, nnd two delegations will bo sent to tho national convention. There woro stormy scones at tho eapltol Thursday morning prior to tho mooting of tho convention, and tho result was tho se rious wounding of Qaston Scott, a young white rann, by Frank I. Mo- rngno of Gadsden, who had boon chosen sorgcant-flt-nrma of tho con vontlon by tho executive commlttco. Chairman Vnughan, having secured the koy to the halt of tho houso of rep resentatives, where the convention was scheduled to meet, ordored that nono but Vnughan delegates bo admitted. Tho Dlnghnm faction nppcnled to tho governor to hnvo tholr delegates also admitted, nnd tha govornor Issued nn order to Sergeflnt-at-nrros Morngne to take charge Whon Morngne reached tho door leading to tho hall nnd attempted to enter, ho was accosted by Qaston Scott, who was Vnughan'a acting acr-goant-nt-nrms. Boott resisted tho en trance of Morngno, nnd tho latter said thnt ho wnn tired of tho d d foolish ness nnd proposed to tako ohargo or shoot somobody. Scott roplled that Morogno was n coward and would not shoot The llo wns passed nnd Scott mndo n movo ns though to draw n pis tol. Morngno quickly pulled his gitn nnd fired three shots nt Scott Tho combatants wero nt oloso range, nnd Rcott received tho first bullot In his hnnd ns ho was nttomptlng to knook nwoy tho pistol. Tho second shot en tered Scott's loft broast Just nbovo tho henrt and he fell to tho floor. Tho third shot wont wild. Tim TnrMnli TrrniM. New York. April 20. Tho Hornld'a Washington special snys: According to diplomats In Washing ton acquainted with the official sen timent In Turkey, Minister Rtraus' dnolaratlon respecting tho fall urn of tho sultan to keep his promises In tlio mnttor of sotllecnnt of tho Turkish claims will undoubtedly mnko him por sonn non grata to tho subllmo porto. Tho Turkish minister visited tho state department ond Acting Secretary Hill gnvo htm to understand thnt mattors hnd renched rather a norloun ntago nnd that tho United States desires that tho matter bo promptly disposed of. No ultimatum has been sent nor will It bo tmtll Secretnry nay returns, when ho will commtinlcnto with tho presi dent Thcro In no talk at this tlmo ot dispatching nr. to Turkey. Taylor Itcpurl-il Indlrlril. Frankfort, Ky.. April 20. It In per slstontly roportod hero thnt Gov. Tay lor has been Indletod by tho grand Jury nnd thnt tho Indictment was re turned Thursday morning nlong with thoso against Cnpt Davis nnd Oreon Golden, but that thla Indletraont will not bo glvon out until Gov. Taylor re turns from Washington. Judge Can- trill has fixed April 30 for tho arraign ment of Hnrland Whlttaltor and Tal low Dlolc Combs, Indicted nn principals In tho Qoebel assassination, nnd Sec retary of State Cnlob Powors and Capt. John Davis, Indletod nn neeossorles, Tho attorneys on Hint day will nsk for ball and Alo petitions nnd affidavits asking for a change of vonuo. Tho ditto for tho arraignment ot tho others has not bcon fixed. A Vatemn Wnli. San Antonio, Tox., April 20. The ro unlon ot Texas veterans, tho surviv ors of tho wars for Texas Independence fought from 1831 to 1830, started off with a romanllo marriage Thursday afternoon. Jacob Smith ot Mntngorda county, aged 81, who fought with Gen. Sam Houston In tho memorablo bat tlo ot San Jaolnto, April 21, 1880. wnb married at tho Mahneke hotel at i o'eloek in the afternoon to Mrs. Jose phlno Humphries ot Ueevlllo, a widow ot ono of tho Mlers' prisoners. The marriage Is the result ot several happy meetings of the aged couple at re unions In the past followed, by n court ship by mall during the past twelve months. Mr. Smith, who Is a well-to do ranchman In the coast eountry, Is nteompanled by his daughter. All ot the Texas veterans, th youngest ot whom Is 79, attended the marriage. The Wlinnr. Austin, Tex., April 20. The state firemen's tournament oamo to an ond and the Georgetown were the victors ot tho big rase, amid much enthusiasm. Tho hose company foot rel raea and senlo ladder, first prize ISO, waa won by the Seguln company In 47 7-10 sec onds. The second prize at $K want to the North Austin company nn n res ort! at 40 1-1 saennds. The Helton torn Pny vh third, 4lj. Ouero, Hut Austin, Imyler of Wate and Wwt End I of Waco followed. Too Mora Imllrtoit, Frankfort, Ky., April 20. Tho grand Jury returned two additional. In dlotmontn In tho Goebol ease. Thoy chargo Orien Golden nnd Cnpt John W. Davis with being accessories to tno murder. Golden Is a Knox county far mor nnd a cousin of Wharton Goldon, tho leading witness for the prosecution, Davis Is tho eapltol policeman who was arrested nomo time ngo nnd later, It will bo remembered, was released on ball. New York Democrat. New York, April 20. It was de clared Thursday by Frank Campbell, chairman of the Democratic state com mittee, that the committee had detld ed to hold the stnto eonventlon In tho middle of June In this olty and that "so oertaln wore the members that Wil liam J. Ilrynn would be the natural nominee tor the presidential oandldaoy that the delegates would not be In-stmated." Grayson county editors will organize an useoelatlon. t'rrmlu !tqutrt, London, April 90. A dlsAUh from Klmborley dated Wednesday says: "Lord MeUiuen has Issued a procla mation forbidding civilians to onrry arms with military permits nnd order ing rebels to surrender all serviceable modern arms by May 0. "At present tha military lusre ara mainly occupied In collecting arms and attesting ratmie, hut srerytaljti; ifotnta t an surly rasHraplleii et nativity' Wepener is surrounded by Hoars.