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THE NORFOLK NEWS : FRIDAY , APRIL 11,1U)2. ! )
* . President Roosevelt Reviews 1 Great Military Parade. TENDERED FORMAL RECEPTION. One of the Day' * Features la Presents .tlon of Sword by Nation's Chief Executive to Major Mlcalt Jenklni , a Rough Rider. Charleston , 8. C. , April 10. Greeted and honored by manifestations of re * upect and esteem of enthusiastic thou- Bands , 1'rosldent Roosevelt was tlio Cticst of tliu South Carolina IntcrHtnto nil West Indian exposition ycRterduy. The wonthor WUH Ideal. The ovenla of Iho dny began with a Brand proeoB- lon through the streets of ChailcBton and afterwards there wcro speeches in the- auditorium , the presentation of a sword by thu president to Major Mlrnh Jenkins , a luncheon at the Wo man's building and InHpcctton of the grounds and buildings. Thu enthusi asm of the pee | > Iu was unbounded and there was standing room only on the fddmvalkH and porches and doorways and wldo piazzas of the IIOUNOB alone the line of march. The parade start ed from the St. John hotel , the presi dent's quarters , at 10 a. m , and was roinpoacd of marines , Beamen , cadets , artillerymen and militiamen of four etatos , under eommand of Colonel GhnrlcB Morris of thu garrison at Sullivan's Island. Arriving at the exposition grounds the' president reviewed the troops from a stand near the auditorium. JMre. Roosevelt stood at the presi dent's left. The president was partic ularly pleased with the appearance And marching ; of thu jaeklcs and made several complimentary remarks as various state trooju passed before lilm. When the president entered the Auditorium ho bowed and a in I led his acknowledgments to the chevrlne which creeled him from 10,000 throats. Kings and bunting were draped within the building and a dais reserved for Mrs. Roosevelt , was cov ered with a largo ( lug. The audience licard the speakers vrlth attentive ap preciation and cheered to the echo many of the sentiments expressed , Imt the president was the center of Attraction at all times. , President Roosevelt's Incisive , clear cut words sever fell on moro attentive ears. At the conclusion of the president's epccch , President Wagoner an nounced that the fi lends and admirers h of Major Jenkins In South Carolina wished to present a sword to him on this occasion. The president came forward with evident delight and , taking the sword from the hands of Governor Thompson , gave It to Major Jenkins , who was In the undress uni form of a major of rough riders. After the exorcises In the Auditor ium the president and his party made on Inspection of the different build ings and viewed all the exhibits they could see In the limited time at their command. Before the Inspection , all the buildings wcro cleared of visitors JIB far as possible by the United 'States marines. Guards wore at the doors of buildings and while the president was In a building no ono was allowed to enter. A luncheon nt the woman's building was the clos ing event in the president's visit. Ho ald ho had enjoyed every minute of l la stay , that It was Impossible to do Justice to the hospitality of Charles hrT ton , adding : "I mean every word I " eny. FAIL TO DEFEAT TREATY. Opponents of West India Sale Again Repulsed In Landsthlng. Copenhagen , April 10. Yesterday's cession of the landsthlng was very exciting. The opposition moved to reject the treaty outright , but the mo- lion was lost by 23 to 35 votes. The majority report is understood to be couched in extreme terms , for the purpose of exacting concessions * on -4.be part of the folkthlng. The Unit ed States minister to Denmark. Mr. Swenson , Ignores the communication which Captain Christmas addressed to him , denying the alleged bribery of congressmen. Small Riot at a Banquet. Chicago , April 10. Rivalry between telephone companies represented at the convention of the Independent Telephone association caused riotous disorder at a banquet at the Sherman house last night. Policemen were called to preserve even a semblance cf order and oven their efforts failed lor an hour to qulot the banqueters. During this time fist fights were en gaged In and men who attempted to cpeak were compelled'- take their ceats after having been made targets for pieces of bread and other edibles. The banqueters climbed over tables and chairs and hauled each other around by the arms. Hardware Combine. New York , April 10. Authoritative announcement of a consolidation of the great hardware jobbing interests of the country , capitalized at f 120,000.- 000 is mode by the Iron Ago today. The consolidation embraces 50 houses representing nearly every important trade center of the country. Negotia tions are still pending with other houses , and It is expected that there Trill be further accession to the num ber already enrolled In the combina tion. Chcctsw Road Changes Hands. Philadelphia , April 10. Announce ment was made yesterday by Edward R. Smith & Co. , bankers , of this city , that the Choctaw , Oklahoma and Gulf Railroad company has been sold to Jpeyer & Co. , bankers , of New York. SEVEN INJURED IN RUNAWAY. Poll Dearers and Driver Thrown From Vehicle Returning From Funeral. Clu-yenno , April 10. A serious runaway - away accident occurred yesterday dur ing the funeral of John Meyers , an old time resident , nnd as a result Boven men are suffering from broken limbs , cuts nnd bruises. The funeral procession was return. Ing from the cemetery and Iho horses attached to the three-seated carriage carrying the pall bearers became frightened. The driver , Ed Hotollng , was thrown junior the wheels and both logs were crushod. The tram dashed down Capitol avenue to Fif teenth street , where the carriage wan turned over on the cuih , All of the occupant ! ! wore thrown out and seri ously hurt. SAYS HE IS EMBEZZLER. Paying Teller In First National at St. Joseph Makes Confession. St. Joseph , April 10. Leo Gallher , the paying teller of the First National bank of this city , was arrested last night on a charge of omlie/zllng funds of the bank. President Jacob Ford swore to the complaint. The apeclllc sum Is alleged to bo $20,000. The money Is nald to have been stolen In small amounts. Gallhor Is 3d years old , married and Is well con nected. Ho refused to make a state ment concerning the charges , but con fessed that ho Is an embezzler. POWDER PLANT 10 WRECKED. Two Men Lose Their Lives In a Ter rific Explosion at Cleveland. Cleveland , April 10. Two men were killed as the result of an explosion of nearly 3,000 pounds of powder at the plant of the Austin Powder com pany at Glen Willow , a few miles southeast of the city , early yesterday. The powder plant was completely wrecked. The dead are Lemuel Evans and Charles Yonkcrs , who wcro employed In the mill. The cause of the explo sion is not known. THREE BLOWN TO ATOMS. Workmen In Sawmill Near Grlnnell Killed In Explosion. Gilnnoll , la. , April 10. Prank Mcy- era , Dildley Boyd and James Shaffer were Instantly Killed in a boiler explo sion at Peorla , a small town south of this place. The men were employed In a sawmill. James Carter , the pro prietor , sustained serious Injuries. The three victims were literally blown to fragments. " Stormy Weather Off Atlantic Coast. Now York , April 10. The North German Lloyd line steamer Trave , from Genoa , which arrived off Sandy Hook yesterday , was prevented from crossing the bar by the gnlo nnd heavy sea. In attempting to anchor she lost her starboard anchor and was obliged to go to sea for the night. All In-coming vessels report stormy weather off the coast. A number of steamships arrived from Mediterra nean ports , but none saw the Gorman emperor's yacht Meteor or her con sort , the Scotia. Dam Swept Before Flood. Huron , S. D. , April 10. A largo dam which conflnod water In a lake cov- 01 Ing many acres on the Fred M. Wilcox - cox ranch In Mllford township , broke and the water flooded nn immense acreage of lowland. The lake was fed from artesian wells , but the late rains and melting snow Increased the pressure of water beyond the strength of the dam and It suddenly gave way. The loss Is very heavy. Side Stake Twenty Thousand. New York , April 10. A. J. Welsh of the Charter Oak track has arrived here with articles of agreement for the match race between F. F. Smath- cr'a Lord Derby and Thomas Law- son's Boralma for 01 side stake of $20- 000. The articles call for the race to take place on Sept. 2 , which Is the second dny of the Charter Oak meet ing. Wreck Victim Dies. Kallspel. Mon. , April 10. W. O.Cher- rler , who was badly scalded and oth erwise Injured in the wreck of a Great Northern passenger train east of this place , died last night. The other In jured are doing well nnd it is believed all will recover. A soft track , caused by the spring thaw , Is thought to have been responsible for the disaster. Train Does Deadly Work. Grlnnoll , la. , April 10. While crossing the Milwaukee tracks be tween Albla and Foster , Mrs. John W. Madison , Sr , , and her daughtor-In- law were run Into by a westbound freight. The elder vroma < n was in stantly killed and her daughter badly injured. A 3-montliB-old baby in the vehicle escaped unhurt White to Succeed Whltfield. Milwaukee , April 10. According to W. Van Brunt , president of the St. Joseph club of the Western Ucaguo.'Vv * . D. White , formerly president of the Eastern League , will In all probability be elected president bf the Western League , to succeed James A. Whit- field , at a mooting to bo held in Kan sas City tomorrow. His Life Crushed Out In Car. Humboldt , Neb. , April 10. David Gather , a colored boy about 20 years old , was killed in the railroad yards here yesterday whllo stealing a ride in a boxcar loaded with lumber. Dur ing some switching of the car the lumber was precipitated upon him. Fatally Crushed by Cars. Falrbury , Nob. , April 10. Roy Hartman - man , an employe of the car repair de partment of the Rock Island , wan caught between two cars on the repair - pair track yesterday and so badly ryue < l that be died in 16 minutes. Insane Woman Slays Her Hus band , Son and Self. MAN WAS PROMINENT BANKER. Mrs. Shepard E. Bucey of Everett , Wash. , Performs the Deed With Re volver No Cause Can Be Assigned fo- the Tragedy Except Insanity. Everett , Wash. , April 10. A shock ing tragedy occurred shortly after 7 o'clock last night , when Mrs. Shepard It. itticoy , wife of the assistant cashier of the American National bank , killed her husband , their 4-year-old son and herHcll' In a lit of insanity. When as sistance arrived at the house , the clinched hand of Mrs. Bueey retained the smoking revolver. In the parlor lay the form of Mrs. Hucey , shot through the heart , lly her aide was her BOH , Eugene , with a bullet hole through his head. In thu dining room was Ducey's body with two bullet holes behind the left ear. The most reliable account of the tragedy Is told by a servant , Elizabeth McNulty , who said : "I was in the kitchen when Mrs. Hucey IIred the first shot. I started In , but seeing her approachIng - Ing with a smoking revolver , I re turned to the kitchen , where Mr. Hueoy's mother was with the baby. With the second Bhot , the old lady started Into the room , when Mrs. Bucey ran up to her husband nnd fired two shots thioiiRh his head. She then Killed herself. " LIGHT ON MURDER MYSTERY. Witness McAullffe May Have Met Death In Police Station. Now York , April 10. Continued ef forts to solve the mystery in the death of James McAullffe , chief witness against Wardman Glcnuon , who waa convicted and sentenced to Sing Sing for I'alliuo to suppress a disorderly house a few months ago , resulted In a sensation lust night at the West Forty-seventh street police station. McAullffo was found dead on a side walk near his home several wcoks ago. Owing to the bruised condition of the body , his friends declared ho had met foul play. It transpired he had spent the night in the West Forty- seventh street station on a charge of drunkenness and had been discharged In comt the next morning. Efforts to trace ills movements from the court room have been continued. Two per sons wcro fou 1 who declared they saw a man answering the description of McAullffe put Into a cab at the sta tion. Two others declare they saw the same man thrown from a vehicle near where McAullffo was found dead. The olllcers attached to the station were paraded before two of these men Aaron Cohen and John Lennon. Both declared that Detective Sergeant James Klernan was one of the two men they saw carrying a man from the door of the station house toward a cab standing at the curb. BRUTAL MURDER AT DETROIT. Girl Clubbed to Death and Her Body Lacerated With Knife. Detroit , April 10. Just before mid night the most brutal murder of re cent years In this city was committed on One Hundred and Thirty-seventh street , between Antoinette and Me- Graw streets. A young girl , who has not yet been Identified , was stabbed and pounded to death. Her throat was cut from ear to ear , a kuifo wan thrust Into her brain behind the ear , and a dent in her forehead showed that she had been clubbed. A resi dent ol the neighborhood , Harry Jew ell , heaid cries and screams , and lookIng - Ing out , saw a man striking a girl down. After felling her and running away a short dlstatico , Jewell says the assailant turned again and re newed his attack on her prostrate body. Jewell notified the police , who found the girl dead. She was appar ently a working girl. Several people residing In the vicinity of the murder were taken to the morgue by the po lice , but none of them could identify the girl. No trace of her murderer has been found. Coroner Hoffman says that the girl was In a. delicate condition and he believes this Is the reason she was killed. , Drove Nail Into Husband's Head. Wellington. Kan. , April 10. In Grnntcounty , OklahomaJustncross' the line from here , Mrs. Peoples , a Bohe mian , is reported to have killed her husband by driving a nail into his head. Peoples , who was a farmer , went homo drunk , beat his wlfo and after ordering her to got supper , went to sleep with his head leaning against a pine partition. When supper was ready the woman tried to awaken him , hut failed. Fearing that he would beat her again when he awoke for not call ing him , she drove a nail through from the other side of the partition into the man's head , killing him. Mrs. Peoples made on attempt to escape. Jessie Morrison Released on Bond. Eldorado , Kan. , April 10. After nn Imprisonment of eight days in the county jail. Jesslo Morrison , awaiting her third trial for the murder of Mn > . Olln Castle , was yesterday released In $10,000 bond. There were four signers to the bond , who qualified for $5,000. Recapture McCoy Jeanette. Sioux Falls , S. D , April 10. Me- Coy Jeunotte , the young desperado who escaped from the county jail In this city about ten days ago , has been recaptured at Hopkins , Neb. A tele gram to thin effect hau been received by the local authorities , KINO LEOPOLD IS MOBBED. Surrounded by Socialists Who Wave Ked Flafls In His l/iajccty's Face. RriisHols , April 10. King Leopold was mobbed by socialists yesterday on his arrival hero from Biarritz. The mooting between the socialists nnd the king was quite accidental , but It was none the leas unpleasnut for his majesty , whoso automobile wc.s sur rounded by excltod soclallsta who shouted : "Long IIvo the republic , " 'Long live universal suffrage , " and waved red Hags In the king's faco. The socialists had collected nt the railroad stctlon to bid farewell to the members of a delegation of Spanish republican deputies who had attended the socialist gatherings hero. The pollco Informed the Spaniards that they must leave Brussels forthwith ami the delegates were escorted to the station by a largo gathering 'of so cialists , bearing rod Hags. The king happened to arrive at the same tlmo and had difficulty in getting his auto mobile out of the crowd , but ho final ly found an opening r.nd outdistanced his puiBiiors. The Incident has aroused Intense excitement and there are fours of fur ther disturbances and complications. The minister of war , General Alkem- ado , has ordered the mllltla reserves of 18 rcglmento to bo In readiness to rejoin the colors , and gendarmes of all the divisions are held In instant readiness to march wherever required. LAST RITES OVER RHODES. Services at Buluwayo Attended by Great Throng of Mourners. Buluwayo , Matabeleland , April 10. After an Impressive service hold at the drill hall yesterday by the bish op of Mashonaland , the coflln contain ing the remains of Cecil Rhodes start ed on the last stage of Its journey to the Mntoppo hills. At the service there occurred a remarkable demon stration of sorrow , in which the whole surrounding count ly participated. Hundreds of persons were turned away from the drill hall , which was crowded to Its utmost capacity , and thousands of voices In nnd around the building took up the funeral anthem. The streets through which the fu neral procession passed were lined with troops and everybody fell in be hind the co111n as soon as the cortege left the town limits. The entire popu latlon of Buluwayo took part in the procession , leaving the town deserted. Disorders in Brussels. Brussels , April 10. The anti-Catho lic agitation culminated in a riot here yesterday. A thousand socialists at tended a meeting nnd afterwards marched to Sentln street , where they stoned the house of n Catholic depu ty. The police chaigcd the rioters with drawn swords. Several of the latter were severely injured and 20 were arrested. The smashing of windows , revolver firing and other disorders continued throughout the evening. Chinese Attack Russians. St. Petersburg , April 10. The Rug- ' slan military commander in the Kwang Tung territory of Manchuria reports that GOO Chunchus attacked the Russian post on the Llao river last month. The Chinese wore re pulsed with the loss of 20 men killed. Two Russians were killed and five wounded. Dr. Talmagc's Condition Is Critical. Washington , April 10. The prevailing - ing symptoms In Dr. Talmago's case have been aggravated by congestion of the brain , which a consultation of physicians determined now exists. The patient has been most of the day unconscious and his present condition is now very grave. TELEGRAMS TERSELY TOLD. Two farmers named Kanser ami Bustle were shot from ambush and killed at Bernstadt , Ky. , Wednesday. Major Waller , at the Manila court- martial , testified that General Smith ordered Samar natives over 10 years old to be Killed. Theprlnclpal portion of the business district of Casey , Ills. , was destroyed by fire Tuesday night and the loss will exceed ? 50.000. The machinery of the Canadian military department has been set In motion for the enlistment of 2,000 men for South Africa. By the capsizing of the towboat Acorn at Pittsbnrg Wednesday , Cap tain Samuel Sllvey.and Lee Legg , a fireman , were drowned. Ralph Marcum , marshal of Fallburff , Ky. , was shot and killed by George Cooksey , whom he was trying to ar rest for some minor offense. Judge Tuley announced Wednesday that ho would appoint a receiver for the Title and Trust Building and Loan association of Chicago. The American Smelting company has decided to begin the treatment of the low grade sulphide ores In which the Leadvllle camp abounds. Secretary Root. In a report to the house on the army transport service , admitted that extravagance and bad management had existed , but claimed the service Is Improved. Major Joseph S. Smith of Bates , one of the most prominent farmers and stock raisers in central Illinois , died Wednesday at Corpus Chrlstl , Tex. , where had been for his health. General MacArthur in his testi mony before the senate committee , said that American ideas would win the Filipinos. The present war , be declared , was the most humane of modern times. The All-Amerlcan bowling trio , made up of crack rollers from New York , Chicago and one other city lo cated in the middle west , will visit all bowling centers west of the Mis sissippi river to the Pacific coast William Alden Smith Leads Op position to Cuban Measure. ASSAILS LEADERS OF HIS PARJY. Michigan Man Urges Republicans Not to Support the Bill No Limit to De bate In House Chinese Exclusion Measure In Senate. Washington , April 10. The feature of the second day's debate in the IIOUBO on the Cuban reciprocity bill was an Impassioned speech in opposi tion to the measureby William A. Smith , a Michigan Republican. Sen ators Spooner , Quarlcs and Dolllvcr and a group of Michigan beet sugar manufacturers in the gallery were In his audlonco and ho was liberally ap plauded by his Republican supporters as he assailed the Republican leaders who were advocating the bill , boldy charging them with being false to the Republican doctrine of protection. He announced that ho was willing to vote to overrule the chair In order to sup port an amendment to take the differ ential off refined sugar. Morris ( Minn. ) , another Republican who made a strong speech against the bill , also made a similar announcement. The other speakers yesterday were Ball ( Dem. , Tex. ) and Parkman ( Dem. , La. ) , both of whom opposed the bill , and Mondell ( Wy. ) , who advocated - vocated Its passage. The Democratic and Republican op ponents of the measure are trying to get together on the proposition to take the differential oft refined sugar. The Indications are that the debate will bo protracted. The demand for time to speak is great and there Is now no expectation that general de bate will be completed until next week. CHINESE BILL IN SENATE. Exclusion Measure Declared by Oppo nents to Be Unjust and Unamerlcan. Washington , April 10. Throughout yesterday's session of the senate the Chinese exclusion bill was under con sideration. Galllnger ( N. H. ) and Dllllngham ( Vt. ) opposed the bill and Turner ( Wash. ) supported it. Gal llnger urged that the pending bill was unnecessary , unjust and un-American and was clearly in contravention of our treaty obligations with China. In an extended address Turner appealed to the senate to pass the proposed bill , not merely for the protection of the people of the Pacific coast , but to pre vent the entire body politic from be ing contaminated by the Chinese. D1I- .llngham advocated the re-enactment of the present Geary law. He de clared that representatives of the Pa cific states had expressed themselves as perfectly satisfied with the opera tion of the existing law and that there was no proper reason for a change , particularly as the change would In volve great trouble and expense. Commandant Egged by Students. Lexington , Ky. , April 10. Insubor dination at the Kentucky agricultural and mechanical college here came tea a climax last night , when in the dor mitory Commandant Robert A. Me- Kee was knocked down , deluged In water and egged by a division of ca dets. After the evening Inspection he was leaving the dormitory when a bucket of water was thrown over him from a second story window. Ho reentered - entered the building and ordered the division to fall in. The order was obeyed , but suddenly the light went out and he was knocked down , pounded with bad eggs and water poured over him. He has resigned. Kitchener Preparing forAnother Drive Pretoria , April 10. The British are making preparations for a great series of "drives" on the arrival or rein forcements. The general outlook for the Boers Is said to be most disheart ening. It Is thought here that the bulk of the rebels are only waiting a promise that they will not be banIshed - Ished to come in and surrender. Mr. Steyn , the former president of the Orange Free State , who is taking part In the peace negotiations , Is suffering from severe ophthalmia and is threatened with total blindness. Holland Is the Favorite. Holland , April 10. A dispatch to the Globe from Christiana , Norway , says the government commission ap pointed to report upon submarine boats has directed in favor of the Holland typo. The minority expressed - pressed the opinion that submarine boats wore not sufficiently developed to Justify their introduction Into the Norwegian navy. Relief Fund for Indians. Ardmore. I. T. , April 10. Secretary Hitchcock has directed that $25,000 of the proceeds derived from the sale of townslte property in the Choctaw nation bo made Immediately available for relieving distress now prevailing among the Choctaw Indians. The money will be distributed by Governor Dukes and Agent Shoenfelt. Blue Urged for Pension Chief. Washington , April 10. The Kan sas delegation in congress met In conference and unanimously decided to push Hon. R. W. Blue of Kansas for pension commissioner , to succeed II. Clay Evans. A committee was ap pointed to sco the president when he returns from the south. Prisoner Escapes From Train. Topeka , April 10. F. J. Deaver , charged with burglary , who was being taken from Colorado to Nashville , Tcnn. , by Sheriff Hurt of Nashville , escaped from th train here yesterday. WANT LAND LEASING BILL. South Dakota Cattlemen Vote to Re quest Passage of Measure. lUpId City , S. D. , April 10.-A reso lution calling upon congress to pass the land leasing measure was passed by the western South Dakota cattle men after a spirited discussion among themselves. Bartlctt Richards of Chadron and Jerry Simpson wcro the hardest workers In favor of tlio meas ure and the debate lasted half the iilght. The cattlemen donated J200 to the ' home President South Dakota children's , dent Howard giving chock for $100. The business of the meeting Is over. The executive committee voted to hold the next mooting at Rapid City. WOMAN GIVEN NEW TRIAL. Supreme Court of Iowa Reverses Ver dict in the Hossack Murder Case. Des Molnes , April 10. The supreme - court yesterday reversed the verdict and ordered a new trial in the Hos- sack murder cose. The defendant , Margaret Hossack , is serving a life sentence for the alleged muvdor ot her husband , a wealthy farmer , who resided near Indlanola. His head waa split open with an ax two years ago. He was asleep at the tlmo of the mur der and his wife was by his side. She- claimed the crime was committed by burglars. Illinois Miners Give In. Springfield , Ills. , April 10 The threatened coal miners' strike In the Seventh district has been settled. The miners wanted 45 cents per ton and the operators were willing to pay only 42 cents , the old rate. A confer ence was held , at which the miners receded from their demands and re turned to work at 42 cents. They have been endeavoring for three years to secure an Increase to 45 cents. Will Form Reciprocity League. Chicago , April 10. At the conven tion of the Western Reciprocity League , which opens here today , a na tional reciprocity league will be formed. Governor Stanley of Kansas , the chairman , arrived yesterday and went in conference at once with Chicago cage people who are Interested In Mexican reciprocity. Governor Stanley - | | ley said it was a question for the con- A "i t vention whether he should retire from * the chairmanship. df Endorse Michigan Strike. Indianapolis , April 10. The na tional executive board of the United Mine Workers of America endorsed the strike now in progress in the Michigan field , but Instructed the na tional officers to urge another confer ence between the miners and oper ators , with a view to settling the dif ferences. The strike has been on , since April 1 and affects 3,000 men. Live Stock Rates Reduced. Chicago , April 10. Traffic officials of western lines have determined to place live stock on a parity with dressed beef in respect to the rates charged. At a meeting yesterday It was decided that between the Mis souri and Chicago the rate on live stock should be 18' , cents , Instead ot 23Vi cents. Crmincd the Objector. Booker T. Washington told an nrcus- ing of old colored - story nn preacher- i who was endeavoring to explain to his J * congregation bow It was that the chll- ' drcn of Israel passed over the Red sea safely , while the Egyptians , who came nfter them , were drowned. The old man said : "My brethren , It was thLs way : When the Israelites passed over , it was early In the morning , while it was cold , and the Ice was strong enough so that they went over all right ; but when the Egyptians came along It was in the- middle of the day , nnd the sun had thawed the Ice so that It gave way under them , nnd they were drowned. " J At this a young man in the congrega tion , who had been nwny to school nnd had come home , rose nnd said : "I don't see how that explanation can be right , parson. The geography that I've been studying tells us that ice never forms If under the equator , nnd the Red sea Is nearly under the equator. " "There , now. " said the old preacher. "That's all right. I'ze been 'spectln' some of you smart Alecks would bo nskin' Jest some such fool question. The time I was talkln' about was be fore they had nny Jogafrles or 'quatora tlther. " A Nevr Rngllih Anther. The traveler who happens to b weather bound at Perugia may find some amusement In the library of ono of the leading hotels. Among the con tents of the shelves there lg a consid erable sprinkling of English books ; but , to the visitor's surprise , n large proportion of these are by a mysterious author , "Bart , " of whose name he Is probably Ignorant. But when he finds that Bart has written "Ivnnhoc" nnd "Tho Last Days of Pompeii" the key to the mystery is discovered. The local binder has taken the author's title for his name , nnd Sir Walter Scott and Sir Edward Bulwer-Lytton are credit ed with but one personality between them. Conscience Money. "Conscience money" In Great Britain now amounts to thousands of pounds annually. The first sum noticed was on March 30 , 1789 , when 300 WOB cor- tied to the public account in conse- , qucnce of a note received by the chan cellor. The writer with troubled soul Implored him , "as an honest man , to consider the money the property of tho- nation and to be so just as to apply it to the of the use state in such a manner that the nation may not suffer by its having been detained nud thus to case the conscience of nn honest , man. "