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W. W. SANDERS, Prop.
NEWS I EPITOME
RECORD OF THE HAPPENINGS IN
Information Gathered From Al Quar
ters of the Civilized World and
Prepared for the Perusal
, i of the Busy Man.
The demand for cigarettes In China
today Is oxcodnd only hy that for
Japan 1h building a J, 100-ton torpedo
boat to havo u speed of thirty-nine
miles an hour and to carry a heavy
gun In addition to four torpedo tuhen.
Throo liundrod and forty Japanese
Boldlora havo loft. Chlng Wan Tao for
Japan. TIiIh Is lialf tho total guard
that Japan has been maintaining in
A now constitutional government
lias been inaugurated In Ttirlu'y, and
tho now parliament elected tinder the
constitution promulgated by Uio sul
tan last July has beeu opened.
Governor Magoon, of Cuba, has au
thorized the statement that ho would
fchortly issue u docrco empowering
President-elect Clonic, to contract a
loan of $10,000,000 which should be
applied to tho payment, of tho Oionfu
gas waterworks and Havana paving
and sewer contracts.
A destructive tire Is in progress at
tho Canadian Pacific railway coal
docks at Winnipeg, Canada.
Olga Sioin, arrested in New York
and brought to Russia after extradi
tion proceedings, lias been put on trial
charged with forgery and embezzle
ment. General Inouys, of tho Japanese
army, Is dead.
Tho worst blizzard In New Found
land for many years has been raging
for forty-eight hours and great dam
ago has been done to fishing vessels.
Gonoral William Booth, commander-in-chief
of the Salvation Army, lias
been operated on for cataract and
tho doctors are hopeful that he will
completely reeover his sight.
Nikolai A. Ivhoinyakorf, president of
tho HuBBlnn dunia, has resigned.
Major General John F. Wenlon, un
til recently commanding a division of
tho Philippines, has sailed for San
Francisco where ho goes to take com
mand of tho department of California.
President Castro, of Vonozuela, has
loft Franco for Cologne, whore a con
sultation of physicians will bo hold to
dotormlno upon the advisability of an
, Senator Ilnnsborough, of North Da
kota, is roported as improving in
Tho total vote of the recent presl
dentlnl olectlon exceeded that of 11)01
II. O. Smith, general superintend
ent of tho Freeburn Coal and Coko
company, was shot and killed in u
quarrel at DoLorme, W. Vu., by II. A.
Connors, station agent for tho Nor
folk & Western, railroad.
Tho Tolodo plant of the RopubllJ
Iron and Steel company employing
COO men will resume operations De
cember 28, after thirteen months Idle
ness. W. M. Cavauaugh, of Little Hock,
Ark., has boon chosen to succeed him
self aa president, secretary and
treasurer of the American Southorn
usspciatlon of baseball clubs.
Thrco of the big railroads or Mich
igan havo come to the relief of tho
empty state treasury and paid ?750,
000 in taxes three months ahead of
A fourteen-story building at Gales
burg, Illinois, was destroyed by fire,
entailing a loss of $75,000.
. -Donate Grant Mitchell (Ik Marvel)
died at his homo' in Connecticut, aged
Tho National Rivers and '.Harbors
congress lv in favor of tho issue, by
congress of $500,000 worth of
bonds, tho proceeds, to bo used ex
clusively for iho payment of such'
river and harbor work as may bu
mithorlzod by congress.
The govornmcut made a profit dur
ing tho past llscal year of $10,511,371
on tho colnago of silver, nickel and
bronzo money. Tills represents tho
differenco between tho price paid by
tho government for tho metals and
tholr colnago value.
Abraham lluof, convicted of bribery
in San Francisco, will bo sentenced
Saturday of this week.
It. II. Mnrch.iank, n )iromitienl
Mock broker of Joplln, Mo., commit,
led suicide Friday by shooting hl.m
Two persona were killed by an cx
plosion in tho plant of tho Senior
Pqwer company, nt Morrow, Ohio.
More than $5,000,000, In liionoy or
dors, was sent to foreign countries
through the port, or Now York between
December 'i and December lfi, when
the last or the Christmas romittunoo
money ships sailed.
Iowa received first In I ho awards
on state exhibits at the National Hor
ticultural congress just cloned at
Three murderers were hanged at
Belllnghum, Washington, Friday.
C. M. Buckles, an Oklahoma banker,
has been found guilty of embezzle
ment and sentenced to a year In the
pen and to pay a lino of $3,185.
A Jury has finally been completed
to try the night-rider cases at Union
Tho nineteenth annual meeting of
tho Southern (educational associa
tion will be held at Atlanta, Ga., tho
latter part of this month.
Pror. Edward Clark, known In Eu
rope and America as an archaeologist,
has' resigned from the faculty of the
Rlpnn, Wis., collego after fourteen
ears or servico with that institution.
Clyde M. Heed, of Kansas, has been
appointed superintendent of tho di
visions of railway adjustments of tho
A heavy snow storm and blizzard
Is roported from many of the ousterv
Tho "Chicago-Portland Special"
was held up and the express car dy
namited nine miles east of Portland,
Oregon. The robbers secured little o
Tho total cost of tho primary oloo
lion held in Kansas last August wl)
r.ot bo far Trom $110,000.
Tho announcement of tho engage
ment or Luccno Goodonow, a Chicago
beauty, and Kiolior Inukai, a Japa
nese who can traco his lineage back
a tbouvjund years, was made the lat
ter part of tho week.
The jury In tho Rhinohart case, at
Waynesburg, Penn., disagreed after be
ing out forty-three hours.
Tho Amorican Steel and Wire com
pany will give employment to 1,000
or 1,500 Idle men this week.
Governor Hughes, of New York,
has appointed a commission to In
vestigate stock oxchange methods.
Tito liquor question la to bo tho all
Important topic before the Tennesseo
legislature at Its' coming session.
Mrs. A. A. Gates, mother of John W.
Gatos, died at tho homo of her son in
Port Arthur, Toxas, Monday.
W. J. Bryan will givo addresses in
a number of eastern cities tho latter
part of this week.
Rabbi Knuiskopr, of Philadelphia de
rends tlio dlvorco law in an address
given in his temple Sunday.
Busts or President Roosevelt and
Vice-President. Fairbanks are soon t
be placed in tho senate chamber.
H. F. Fntrehild, of Nebraska, has
been commissioned by tho Carnegie
institution to make a study of Greek
Immigration to America. lie will soon
go to Greece.
Everything in and around about
the Whlto House has been put in tho
best possible order for tho opening
or the last, and most brilliant social
season under tlio Roosovelt season.
Clinirman Knapp, of tho intorstot?
commorco commission declares him
Eolf decidedly of tho opinion that tho
time has como for tho government to
tako up the supervision of the capital
ization of groat corporations.
The president is considering the
advisability of having a thorough ex
amination and report mado on the
character of foundations that underlie
the locks and important 'dams along
tho lines of tho Panama canal.
President Roosevelt has suggested
u chnngo In tho form of government
of tho District of Columbia.
In the recommendation made by the
joint committee on tho business meth
ods of the postal service fourth class
postmasters arc reconimonded to be
placed on a salary basis and postal
notes or money orders without, ad
vices aro suggested for sums not ex
President. Roosevelt has told, a
delegation of West. Virginia congress
men and friends that they wore wast
ing time to recommend to him the
Maine of n brother of Judge Peter
Grosscup for appolnlniont as collector
of internal revenuo.
Thoro wero 1,011-1 vessel disasters in
tho United States iii tho last llscal
year, resulting in a property loss o
?l,SG3,7f)0, and tho loss of twenty-twd
lives, according to tho annual report
or tho United States saving service.
Tho department of commerco and
labor ie authority for the statement
that b'otweon 30,000 nud 35,000 workv
men lose tholr lives in uccUents in
the course of their omployniont in
tills country during tho year.
Rear Admiral John K. PlllBbury,
having reached tho ago of sixty-two
years, was plqced on the retired list.
Billy Papke, the Spring Valley, III., scrapper, who lost the middle
weight champlonRhip to Stanley Ketchel of Michigan in their recent bout
at Colma, Cal.
MAY DROP MARATHON RUN
FROM THE OLYMPIC GAMES
Action of Hayes and Do ran do Has
Hurt Event Among Lovers
of Amateur Sport.
That the United States does not In
tend to bo caught napping when the
time for the next Olympic games rolls
around was shown at the annual
meeting or the Amateur Athletic
union recently. In all the hubbub
raised oyer America's righteous indig
nation at Groat Britain a most im
portant move on the part of this body
almost escaped attention. A strong
committee, composed for tho most
part or men who had to experience
tho Injustice of England last summer,
was appointed to bring about an. inter
national conference which would form
an organization for tho conduct of fu
ture Olympic meets, und especially to
insure tho appointment of impartial
otllcials, to arrange a set of purely
Olympic championship ovenls in
short to see that everything shall bo
done on an international scale.
The American committee is com
posed of men who may be depended
upon to see that this country gets
fulr treatment when the conference
convenes. Primarily, the Americans
intend to insist that there shall be
a list of standard events for the
Olympic championship. Heretofore
thero havo been certain events, known
na the truck and field soctlon, which
wero generally understood to bo for
tho Olympic chnmpionship. At the
London meet a lot of mlnovents in
which England alone was entered,
wero put on tho program and by
counting these uncontested victories
England was able to got together
enough points to claim the Olympic
In view of the dispute in which
tho Marathon victory has been
brought by the action of Dornndo and
Hayes turning professional In order to
mako monoy out of their sensational
performances at London and the prev
ious acc of Sherrlng, the winner at
Athens two years ago, it Is very likely
that the International Olympic coun
cil will throw tho Marathon run oft
tho Olympic program. That this
should be done is the sentiment of the
loading mombors of tho American
It is pointed out that these games
are hold purely to fostor clean ama
tour sport and that any event which
tends to professionalize tho sport is a
detriment to it. Dorando and Hayes
wero tho heroes of tho Marathon run
and both succumbed to the tempta
tion ot mako money out of what thoy
achieved through their own efforts
nnd tho efforts of other amateur
sportsmen. Their action In going on
tho stngo and then rerunning their
rneo In Now York for a purso does
r.matour sports no good.
Mack Drafts Frank Huelsman.
Among tho many players that Con
nio Mack has corralled tor the 1000
Athletics is Frank Huelsman, the in
state outfielder, who was with Kan
sas City two years ago. Huelsman,
who hit .338 in tlio Tri-stato last sea
son, fallod to make good iit the A. A.
ills frightfully weak fielding causing
his downfall. This will make his
stoonlh trial In tho majors.
Baum to Lead Illinois Eleven.
Benny Baum, left end on tho Illinois
football team lor two years, hns been
elected captain of the varsity for 100D
nfter a close raco with John Richards,
light end on tho Illinois. Baum is a
junior In tho university and hails from
TO KETCH EL
RAY EWRY TELLS HOW TO
TRAIN FOR STANDING JUMP
Champion Declares Nerve 'Is One ot
Mosl 'mportant Essentials, as Only
One Effort is to Be Made.
Ray Ewry, champion high jumper,
says: "The standing jumps require
good nerve as there Is only the one
effort to bo made. All tho strength
must be expended in that one effort,
necessitating a perfect control of the
whole muscular system. Jumping
naturally Implies leg work, but I find
that this is true only to a certan point.
To prove this, jump mittf you are
tired. Tlio next day, or second day
following, should show you what mus
cles aro sore, and you can then take
work in strengthening those particu
"Skipping the rope is one of tho
best exercises for the instep, tho
'squats' for the thighs, tho kicks for
tho abdominal muscles, full arm
swings for the shoulders. The neck
muscles running up the back of tho
head should receive attention, as they
are used in controlling the arms. Do
not work until tired, quit just short of
this point. Let nil your work bo quick
and snappy. Tho main thing about
tho standing jump Is suppleness and
control of the body while in the air.
Thi3 requires lots of practice.
"In the high jump tho arms - are
swung sharply down and then up
ward, the body at the samo time
straightening out. like a released
spring. At tho instant or leaving tho
ground' tho whole figure is in a
straight line. When tho proper
height is reached the leg next to tho
bar should be raised over tho bar and
tho knee drawn up as far as possible.
Tho leg is at tho samo time being
shirted over the bar, and the other leg
is then lifted, tlio two passing, each
other in the scissors action.
"Get your nerves in good shape.
This is one gr'-at essential In tho
standing Jumps. Avoid the use of in
Llxlcants or stimulants which will ef
fect tho digestion. Your nerves must
bo under perfect control or you will
lose the jump, even though you be
tho stronger man physically."
New Football Rules to Remain Intact.
Now football will slniuMntact as far
as the forward pass and ouside kick
are concerned when the national foot
ball rules committee holds Its meet
ing In the east this winter, uccordlng
to Director Stagg of the University of
Coach Stagg, who is a member of
the rules committee, will offer minor
suggestions when ho meets with the
gridiron solons. None of his recom
mendations, however, will aim at. any
considerable modifications of tho pres
Stagg said the most marked feature
of the new rules is the forward pass
and Its possibilities. "The develop
ment or tho forward pass during tho
last year has been simply enormous,"
said the Midway authority. "Tho
game as played to-day is almost per
feet, for It is moro interesting to both
player and spectator, and thoro aro
fewor injurious effects."
Allerdlce to Land Michigan Eleven.
Billy Wasmund of Detroit, quarter
on the Michigan team for two years,
was defeated in the race for tho Wol
verine captaincy by "Dave" Allordlco
of Indianapolis, who was chosen by
tlio 12 "M" men as tho leader of the
Maize and Blue for next year. Allor
dlco kicked his way Into fame this
fall us half back and won tho appre
ciation of his teainmntes in tlio Penn
game, when ho played nearly tho en
tire contest with a broken collarbone.
00D BURSAL GROUND
NECROPOLIS WHERE ROYAL
DEAD CF CHINA LIE.
Mausoleums of Former Emperors
Reared Amid Pagodas and Sculp
ture on Solitary Plain Ave
nue Paved with Marble.
New York. The necropolis in which
tho royal dead of China nro buried is
one of the most curious cemctories In
tlio world. It Is In the neighborhood
of the Great Wall, something over
fifty miles from Peking, aud for the
ordinary visitor is reached by mule
litter. Its present occupants are the
spirits and the dust of all oxcopt two
of tho emperors of the Ming dynasty,
which gave way to tho present Man
chu dynasty in 10 11. Tho most curi
ous feature of the necropolis is a marble-paved
avenue, bordered with mam
moth sculptured beasts and human
figures. They remind one of Kamak's
avenues of sculptured sphinxes, al
though tlio perfection of alignment is
missing and the figures are more wide
All the iigurcs are gray and stained.
Time and weather havo performed
their work. Thero are standing and
kneeling elephants with tho almond
eyes of a Chinaman; squalling and
standing camels with stained hum
mocks und the softly undulating necks
of geese; kneeling horses with tho gen
tle demeunor of children's hobby
horses; sheep with the subtle aspect
of serpents; Hons with the horrid, rol
ling eyes, tho gathered brows and the
fanged mouths of towering, all-devour-
,f ' mm a tin s i w,
J.l.fttI I III l ."" -1 I " M 111 II III
L'fi7mIMtllr,.i.u.Hl.mM '' "'ll" I
One of the Chinese Tombs.
ing ogves; impossible unicorns; Chi
nese dragons, and, at tho end, six ofll
gles or men, three of them austere
military figures and three Ihoughtrul
counsellors or state.
The site or tho 13 mausoleums or
tho Mings is a solitary plain, stretch
ing for miles to a line of jagged hills
almost lost in the misty distance. A
grass-grown marble highway crosses
the green plain from tho square red
pagoda, with golden yellow roof, which
marks t lie entrance to this ancient
burial place. It winds through a val
ley, crosses a broad river by marble
bridges and finally branches like the
ribs or a ran to the different mauso
leums standing out in gorgeous colors
against tho background of the hills.
Tho first, pagoda is u sort of outer
vestibule. Tho vestibule proper Is a
similar structure, some dislanco fur
tlier on, guarded by four griffins on
the tops of the same number of stately
columns of mnrblo, richly carved and
yellow with age. Flaunting dragons'
wings and talis on tho ridge poles pro
claim the nationality of the architects.
Rising into the shadows of tho roor
at tho crossing of tho two interior
halls is a great, marble monument In
tho shape of a turtlo bourlng on Us
back an obelisk of black marble. On
this is engraved a poem by Klen
Lung, a wise and energetic emperor of
the present ruling dynasty, who is
said to have been the uuthor of 38,950
From this pagoda tho broad marble
avenue, bordered with the curious soft
gray elllgios, stretches away toward
tho hazy horizon. The paving stones
are almost hidden by the grass which
has grown up between them. Broken
pieces of pavement which havo been
cast up like wreckage on tho beach
and ruts retard tho movement of the
vehicles of tho occasional visitors. Tlio
squatting camels aro first pnssed, one
on either side, facing each other, for
the figures occur in pairs, one of each
sex. Then follow in order tlio stand
ing camels, tho kneeling elephants, tho
standing elephants, tho lino finally tor
mlnating in the far distance In tho six
human effigies. At this end of tho
causeway is a gateway with red walls
and red roof, adding another splash of
color to tho scene. Beyond It tho mar
ble way winds for four or flvo miles,
twice crossing the murmuring river on
solid bridges of mnrblo and finally
mounting a hill near tho river to the
tree embowered mausoleum of Yung
Lo, oue of the Mings.