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tt H e OHN D. ROCKEFELL
$YVon dollars and he
J 0 $6,000,000 a month.
D's wealth, but as for
* * Spring is coming, and
Oil Co. is going to ec
the million other bea
property of all those <
Standard does monop
te.ally unesthetic product anyway, and -
is ;ar -pleasanter, and cheaper.
Moreover, John D. cannot take a s
and the property he has accumulated v
good of the world. The water in a n
except to turn his mill; he can't drink i
it escapes and goes on its way, making
ing, taken up by the sun, to be showered
benefit of the whole human family.
Wealth, in the same way, is of nc
and no matter how much a man has he
of it himself, and the rest goes to enric
A successful business man who has
"The faculties required for money-gettir
possessed by man." Why, then, covet
ties; why not rather strive for those hi
attached to them, and which indeed are
Mr. Rockefeller can buy some thin;
the other hand, all his money cannot
which are within the reach ( ' the ave
healthy tramp and Mr. Rockefeller's, fi
little the better of it. As for us, we env
do Mr. Rockefeller his money.-The Pa
~+l'H++++ MAINTAIN that the t:
the beauty of the w<
+ + further and to prove
+ *the future American
+ + the brunette. In prpo
+ In the seventeentl
+ wife came from Palan
$++++++++t trod forests of Penn
cabin home-the firsl
Christopher Meyer was a blonde, of n
wife. They spread the glories of the I
the sea. The result was the immediat
this new home. which Christopher Mey
county, Pa.). The point I want to make
were pronounced blondes, with blue e:
down tLrough the ccnturies this colony
They have been loyal to each other, an
nationalities who came later. Now, he
is this: My forefathers (Christopher M
blondes. Today the sixth and seventh:
:nettes, with black hair end eyes. What
I, for one thing; secondly, freedom-fri
working toward the ideal-namely, brux
Another remarkable thing is this: (
<estor. Christopher Meyer, was a mai
ation is a race of giants ranging from 6
self being 6 feet-2 1-2 inches. This cha
able throu:;hout central Pennsylvania;
to manhooa and womanhood are growi1
erage) and their complexion is darkenir
a hundred years from now will be a:
height, perfectly formed. with black ha
dian bronze in color, features str ng. c
work of the Divinity since the Garden c
~ /~. By Henry Lo
It HAMIPLAIN is one of
S can.history. He was
jwhen a voyage across
S life. He was a per
judge of men, and a c
an excellent man of
\ inspiring, and had w
and religious, but ion
cal indifference to th
and was unselfish and self-sacrificing.
of the mysticism and superstition of I
be could not meet with conquering r
2nore chfidish superstitions of his say
and courageous navigator, but he wa
all, he not- only inspired men with his e'
from the King, nobles, arnd merchants
In -some degree, even as it was then
art of politics, he was a statesman; hE
factorily, and he could administer th4
charge with the requisite skill.-Harpe
The Want of.
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*.++++++ has been given, who I
* * servances? No onet
+ + come boon has been f.
* Uf+ A little gossip has go)
-vvvants have been dise;
*++*p***p@, each visitor leaves. lil
+++++++++++ ably regretted late
are so temptingly pa:
can any .one -say that the real hand of
eney is to :aequaintance only. The iin
goings. preclude anything like friendsh
If there still remains with us the d
blessed with worldly goods than ourse
.charity unconnected with any subscript
The .exercise of a more extended
who have not the means to enjoy little
much to iessen the enforced sordidness
.constant appeals from so many large
charity, yet1 withot apparently curtaili
ottt much self-deniai, numberless genti
poverty. but hide it so bravely, might
tered by those known~ to them. without
The supri::''endenft of a dleparitnen)
stere in. Bro--,:1y wlie~h ec-s a
woma-- n. n ;-:r2ae:-~
R'S fortune is rnow a round half bil
s adding to the pile an income of
Many people are grieving over John
us, we are not coveting a cent of it.
we do not believe that the Standard
rner up the sunshine or the flowers or
utiful things which are the common
apable of enjoying them. What if the
lize oil; it is a dirty, ill-smelling and
we ask very little o.ds of it. Daylight
ingle kopeck of his money with him,
-ill ultimately be redistributed for the
ill-dam is of no 'ise to the mill-owner
t up, and as fast as he makes use of it
the earth blossom and eventually be
down again on the thirsty soil for the
value except for its potential power,
can consume only a certain modicum
i the whole world.
made his pile said to us the other day:
g are the meanest and lowest of those
wealth that is produced by such facul
;her objects which have no price-mar;
above valuation Ia dollars and cents.
s which the rest of us cannot, b-ft on
rocure some of the simple pleasures
age mort'al. As between the lot of a
)r instance, we think the tramp has a
y the tramp his freedom more than we
'pical American beauty (and thereforc
rid) is a brunette. I shall try to gc
by the following historical facts that
girl will be an extreme specimen of
f of this I shall cite history.
. century Christopher Meyer and his
tinate, Prussia, and penetrated the un
sylvania. where they built their log
touch of civilization in that region
t extraordinary stature; so was his
ew World among their friends across
a emigration of hundreds of others tc
er namer "Muhlbach" (now Lancaster
here is that all these German pioneers
es and flaxen hair. From that time
of first settlers has remained intact
I have never married into the different
re I want to eraphasize point No. 2. It
~yer was my direct ancestor) were all
~enerations are nearly all extreme bru
has caused the change? Climate. say
~edom of mind anad soul that has. beer
ur race has grown in stature. My an
of ordinary height, the present gen
feet to 6 feet 6 inchies in height. I my
acristic increase of height is notice
ll the boys and girls now growing u:
g taller than their parents (on an av
g. I predict that the American girl of
agnificcnt creation-about 0 feet it
r. b~laek eyes, a comaplexion almost In
lean cut. classical-the most beautifu]
Eden-and a br unette.
the noblest characters of early Ameri
the Atlantic was taken at the risk 0:
;eveing and patient worker, a keer
areful and accurate observer. He was
business. He was enthusiastic and
derful self-control. He was devoul
; experience bred in him a philosophi
~ological disputes. He had no vanity
He was humane. He was possesse(
is time: not so deeply, however, tha!
dicule the deeper mysticism and th(
ge friends. He was not only a gooi
a brave and skilful soldier. Abov4
fthsiasm, but invited their confidence
f France to the savages of the woods
:iven to Frenchmen to understand the
could settle disputes justly and satis
affairs of the community under his
.By Charles Marshall
is at an end, and the Iast hand4hake
as really benefited by these social ob.
whom a good meal would be a wet
d; in fact, nobody has been fed at all,
te roumd, the shortcomings of the ser
issed, and the children compared. As
tie remarks have been dropped. prob
but the faults of our poorer relations
nt to all the world. At an at home
friendship is held out? No. the tend
ied time, the ceaseless comings and
uty of taking an interest in those less
Ives we have a vast field for hidden~
and liberal hospitality toward friends
luxuries in their own homes would do
of the lives of many. I know that the
astituions natural~y dwarf individual
g these responses, and. indeed, with
cwoen who feel the bitter sting of
hankfully accept the kindnesses prof
nsing their cherished indiependence.
"Paper" Lessons Not Enough.
Prof. John Dewvey tells the follow
ng story to illustrate the futility of
yrt ain. present-day educational meth
iswhn applied to the affairs of prac
-Tere is a schoocl in Chicngo."' said
-weethey teach boys to swim
lrvan water. All the mtotions
e~Cessar for swimmrarg are taught
:eintiicalyand correctly. I asked
~e of the graduates what he did
vhe h ~e go into the water.
-He repied laconicaliv, Sunk.'"
Nem' york Times.
PEACE NOW URUT
President Roosevelt Desires That the
Warring Nations Come to Terms
CASSINI WILL NOT ADM11 NEED
In a Conference at the White House
the President Declares That Rus
sia's Military Position is Now Hope
less and That Further Fighting Can
Only Serve to Increase Japan's De
Washington, Special-The President
Friday struck a blow for peace in the
far East. In a conference at the
White House this afternoon with
Count Cassini, the Russian ambassa
dor, the President expressed the earn
est hope that Russia would forthwith
conclude peace with Japan.
Prolongation of the war, he be
lieves, will not result in victory for
the Russian arms and can only render
more difficult the drafting of a treaty
of peace which the Czar as well as
the Mikado can sign. The President
spoke, he said, as the friend of Rus
sia no less than of Japan, and on be
half not only of the Washington gov
ernment,-but the interest of humanity.
The President informed the ambas
sador that in expressing hope for an
early peace he voiced not only his
strong personal sentiments and those
of his government, but he believed
these were held by all of the powers.
His opinion was that it would be a
mistake for Russia to continue the
war. In addition to the suffering en
tailed by th.e naval conflict, he did
not believe that Russia has anything
to win :n prolonging hostilities.
The President did not enter into de
tails, but the personal nature of the
conversation and his long acquain
tance with Count Cassini enabled him
to talk plainly regarding the decisive
character of Japan's victories. What
Japan's probable peace terms would
be, the President was wholly unable
to say, but he did not hesitate to ex
press the opinion that difficult as these
conditions might prove in the light
of such a victory as that gained in the
Korean Straits, they would increase
in severity with every day that a
state of war continued. Unless Rus
sia has substantial hope of administer
ing a decisive defeat to Japan in this
wa r, the President believed it would
inure to the interests of the Peters
burg government to conclude peace at
Having received no word from his
government since the annihilation of
Rojestvensky's fleet save the brief of
ficial dispatches telling of the engage
ment, Count Cassini was unable to do
more than to give the President his
own personal opinions on the situa
tion. The ambassador was deeply
touched by the sincere cordiality of
his reception and the frank and friend-*
ly manner in which the President
spoke. He could not see, however,
that there was anything in the pres
ent situation, unfortunate as it un
doubtedly was for his government,
which necessitated Russia's suing for
peace. As to territory, he pointeel
out that China and not Russia had
beei' the loser, for even Port Arthur
was held only under lease.
On the sea Russia had nothing more
Ito lose, he said. It was the ambassa
dor's firm opinion that this was not
"the psychological moment" in which
to discuss peace with Japan. What
ever might be the ultimate decision
of his government, he took the ground
that Russia could lose nothing by
waiting or by continuing the war on
land. There was hope yet of a vic
tory for tihe Russian arms, it was sug
gested, and in any event Russia had
not yet lost one foot of territory and
that there was no Russian frontier en
The ambassador pointed out that
there was not the slightest official in
trmation from any source as to Ja
pan's probable peace terms, and that
these demands as stated unofficially
were "altogether impossible." If Ja
pan's terms should prove anything
hke as severe as they have been re
ported, it was the ambassador's opin
ion that Russia could advantageously
continue the war indefinitely, and
eventually win a victory on land.
That his government would so decide
he did not wish to predict. but at last
acounts the Emperor was for a con
tinuation of the war.
Count Cassini will transmit an ac
count of the conference to the Czar.
President Roosevelt was the princi
pal -speaker at the unveiling of the
General Slocum statue in Brooklyn,
and in the course of his address he
de::lared a strong navy was the moral
of the Eastern war.
Memorial day was observed in many
places. the graves of the Union dead
everywhere being decorated.
The program for the opening of the
Lewis and Clark Exposition from the
White House has been arranged.
The attorney who made an investiga-~
tion of the disaster in the Leiter mine
in Illinois for several foreign govern
ments has made public his report,
which scores the mine management.
and numerous suits against Leiter will
Japan Has Free Hand.
Tokio, By Cable.-With the destruc
tion of Russia's naval power. interest is
returning to military operations on
land. Togo's victory tremendously al
Iters the military situation and removes
all limits of offensive operations
agis ussia's marine provinces. It
is ow ossbleto effectively close V~a
divostock. seize Sakhalin, the mouth~ of
the Amur river. Kanmeha-tka, and any
point between the Tumnen river and the
IArctic circle Cat Japan desires.
Louis R. Smiith Indicted.
Washington. Special.-Louis R.
Smith. of North Carolina, formerly an
employe of the General Land Office,
was indictedi by the grand jury of the
Disrct c-~ Colmicihia. on a charge of
nbsractinlt and seliing thirty land war
raras. :::ithl w emp)loyIed in the
Land Office from Jaiy 1. 190Ii. to July
i;. K4. and it was durng tmis time
tha the w.ar--antes were take'n. He con
feed the theft vwhn confronted withI
the evidence against him. The w~ar
rnt taiken were wrth about $5.000
JAPANESE VICTORY COMPLETE
Fuller Details Given Show That Japa
nese Victory Was Most Complete.
L-atest. advices confirra the magnitude
of the disaster suffered by the Russian
deet, and point to the fact that Rus
sia's hopes, so far as this war is con
erned, now lie in whatever may be ac
complished by the oft-beaten army in
Manchuria. An official report received
from Tokio by the Japanese legation at
Washington Monday evening says that
the Russian losses definitely known in
clude two battleships, a cost defense
ship, five cruisers, two special ships
and three destroyers sunk, and two
battleships, two coast defense ships,
one destroyer and one special service
ship captured, while over 3,000 prison
ers have been taken, including Rear
Admiral Nebogatoff. The Japanese, it
would seem, are still pursuing the Rus
sians, and it may be some time before
the final result Is known.
There is nothing to clearly indicate
the extent of the Japanse losses, and
it is suggested from one source that the
Tokio government is waiting to hear
from Admiral Rojestvensky by way of
Vladivostock before announcing to
what extent his fleet has suffered.
The news of the disaster has caused
deep depression in official Russia,
though it is not yet known generally
among the Russian people. Rojestven
sky's defeat has given rise to renewed
talk of peace. It is ponted out by the
Associated Press' St. Petersburg cor
respondent that Russia. in this crisis,
will turn to France, through its For
eign Minister, M. DelCasse, while from
Washington comes informatior that
President Roosevelt, in accordance with
his promise, announced a long time
ago, is taking steps to do all in his
power to bring about. peace negotia
Nothing has been heard from Vice
Admiral Rc-jestvensky. In Tokio there
is one belief that he has perished, while
another source says he was rescued by
a torpedo boat, but that he is wounded.
The Lost Vessels.
Tokio. By Cable.--In the battle
fought Saturday in the Straits of Ko
rea, the Russian battleships Borodino
and Alexander III, the armored crusi
ers Admiral Nakhimoff, Dmitri Don
ski and Valdimir Monomach, the coast
defence iron-clad Admiral Oushakoff,
the protected cruisers Svietlana and
Jemtchug, and the repair ship Kampt
schatka and the cruiser Irteisim were
The battleshipes Orel and Nicolai I,
and the coast defence iron-clads Ad
miral Apraxine were captured.
The Borndl'no was a, first-class bat
tleship, completed In 1,904, of 13,516 tons
displacement and 7.6,000 horse-power.
giving her a speed of about 18 knots.
Her crew numberpi 740, officers and
The A'exander I![ was a sister ship
of the Borodino and was also com
pleted in 1904.
The Admiral Nakhimoff was an ar
mored cruiser of 8,524 tons displace
ment and 9,000 indicated horse-power,
giving her a speed of 16 knots. She
hadl a complement of about 567 officerti
The Dmittri .Donski was an armored
cruiser of 6,200 tons, sheathed, of 7,000
indicated horse-power, and having a
speed of about 16 knots. Her crew
numbered 510 officers and men.
The Valdimir Monomach was a
sheathed 'cruiser of 5.593 tons and 7,000
indicated horse-power. Her crew num
bered 550 officers and men.
The Admiral Oushakoff, a coast de
fence iron-clad. was 4,634 tons displace
ment and 5,000 indicated horse-power.
Her speed was estimated at 16 knots
and she carried 318 officers and men.
The Svietlana was a protected cruis
er of 3.82G tons displacement, had 3.
828 indicated horse-power, was com
pleted in 1897 and had a speed of
about 20 knots. She had a complemnent
of 360 officers and men.
The protected criuser Jemtchug was
of 3,106 tons displacement and 17.000
indicated horse-power giv :ng her a
speed of about 23 knots. Her crew
numbered 340 officers and men.
The repair ship Kamtschatka was a
most important unit of Admiral Ro
jestvensky's fleet. She is understood
to have been fitted up wita every scien
tific appliance available for the repair
of warships and was described as being
a "floating workshop." She had trans
port accommodations for 32 officers and
The Irtessim was probably an aux
iliary cruiser, but her name is not giv
en in any of the naval lists available.
The battleship Ore. is a sister ship
of the Borodino and carried the same
complement of officers and men.
The battleship Nicholai I is of 9.
627- tons displacement and 8.000 indi
cated horse-power, giving her a speed
of about 14*knots. She has sheathed and
although completed as far back as 1892
was thoroughly overhauled in 1900.
Her complement was 604 officers .nd
The coast defenfse iron-clad Admiral
Seniavin is a sister ship to the Admi
Eigamist Comrr.its Suicide.
Knoxville ,Tenn., Special.-C. C.
Cummings, of Pittsbuirg, Pa., commit
ted suicide at Williamsburg, Ky., by
drinig carbolic acid. He was em-'
ployed by the Parker Oil Company,
as manage- of drilling. Two weeks
ago he married Miss Vicy Summer,
of Winiamsburg, and only a few days
ago was arrested on the charge of
bigamy, it being claimed that he had
a wife and children living in Tenn~es
see. He~ denied the charge and gave
bond, and thus far nothing has been
found to bear it out. Broodin~g over
his family troubles is supposed to
hae caused the rash act.
N'ebogatoff Among the Prisoners.
Tkio, By Cable.-Rear Admiral Ne
bogtoff, former commander of the!
fou' th division of the Pacific fleet, re
cedy commander of the information
sq'. Iron, composed of scouts of the
mw hantmen, with 3,000 other Rus-:
i,.--:, is among the prisoners captured
by the Japanese. Vice Admiral R<
jestvensky appears to have escaped.
The battle begane Saturday morning,
and the Japanese are still in pursuit
of the Russians.
Tampa Officer Shot
Tampa, Fla., Special.-Samn J. Car.
ter, captain of police, was shot and
dangerously wounded by P. W. Knapp,
a sewing machine agent. The shoot
ing occuired on the steps of the Hills
bcregh H-igh School, where Carter
w~as talking with Kna3pp's step daugn
ter. According to Carter and t:ae
girl. Kr.npp firedI without saying a
wrd. Knaa~n say.s he followed his
stp-e:gdr to sce whom she was
going to raeet. and ihat when Ca rter
saw him he fied h ,Knappj firing
Rassian Citizens Met to Protest
Against Further Slaughter
RIOTING NEAR TiE CZAR'S PALACE
Demonstration by 5,000 Persons at a
Summer Resort Near St. Petersburg
is Interrupted by Police and Troops,
the People Defending Themselves
With Chairs and Sticks.
St. Petersburg, By Cable.-At a great
lemonstration Sunday evening in the
Povlovsk Gardens, near Tsakro-Selo,
'he five thousand persons present clam
>red for a funeral march in memory
)f the Russian sailors who had lost
their lives in the naval disaster in the
Sea of Japan. The members of the or
,estra became alarmed and fled from
the platform. when M. Novikoff, for
mer mayor of Baku, arose and said:
"Let us all by rising show respect
or the victims. Down with the war.
We have had enough of blood."
Some eighty policemen entered from
ither side of the hall and elbowed
their way through the crowd towards
.. Novikoff, whereupon cries were
raised of "Let us attack the police."
Chairs were seized and hurled at the
police, the crowd being led by a col
onel with a drawn sword. The police
men fled precipitately.
Order being restored, a number of
speeches were delivered on the national
crisis. Suddenly the police, re-enforced
to between 200 and 300, again invaded
the hall and rushed on the audience
with drawn swords. The people defend
ed themst ;es with chairs and sticks,
but after ten minutes were driven from
the hall Into the garden, where there
was a battalion of soldiers, who raised
their rifles to their shoulders, prelim
inary to an order to fire, causing a
panic. The public fled toward the ex
its, and finding them closed, smashed
the doors and windows of the hall and
so gained the street. Many persons were
injured. some so seriously that they
had to be taken to a hospital.
M. Novikoff was arrested . and the
gardens were occupied by police and
Cossacks. A strong military force was
placed on the road leading from Pav
lovsk to Tsarkoe-Selo and to St. Pe
tersburg and at the railway stations.
People returning to St. Petersburg
from the gardens spread accounts of
the affair, which soon became a general
Pavlovsk Is 19 miles from St. Peters
burg and is a summer resort for inhabi
tants of the capital.
Called on Gov.-Gen. Wright.
Manila. By Cable.-Rear Admiral En
quist, accompanied by Rear Admiral
Train and the French Consul. formal
ly called on Governor General Wright
Monday. After the usual greetings
had been exchanged, Governor Wright
"Do you wish to stay at Manila per
Rear Admiral Enquist replied:
"My ships are unseaworthy. I have
not heard from my government, and
I request time to make repairs."
Governor Wright then said that ac
cording to his construction of the neu
trality laws, the Russian vessels could
remain long enough to make neces
sary repairs, and ,after these were fin
ished, they must leave within twenty
four hours or dismantle and interne.
Rear Admiral Enquist requested per
mission to bring his ships behing the
breakwater for repairs. This request
was granted him, and the ships will
move Tuesday morning.
Narita Goro. Japanese, cunsul. called
on Governor Wright just before Rear
Admiral Enquist called and made in
quiry regarding the probabie disposi
tion of the Russian warships. Upon
leaving, Goro met Rear Admiral En
quist in the corridor of the Governor's
residence and tendcred him a profound
Rear Admiral Enquist and staff then
called upon Major General Corbin. to
whom Rear Admiral Enquist ex
pressed great gratitude for the hospital
ity and comfort afforded them and the
courtesy with which General Corbin
offered the use of the army hospitals.
together with surgeons and food for
the wounded Russian sailors. General
"Admiral. how many admirals were
there in the fight?"
"There were four of us," said the
Conference of Reforms.
Tangier. By Cable.-Mohammed El
Torree, the Foreign Minister, on be.
half of the Sultan, has invited the rep
resentative of the powers to ask for
an international conference at Tangier
for the purpose of discussing reforms
In Morocco. The members of the dip
lomatic corps have communicated with
their respective governments request
Ing instructions in the premises.
Negro Woman an Assassin.
Rockyford, Ga., Special.-Sunday
night Jcseph Daughtry, a prominent
yotng farmer, was shot through the
heart while in his buggy and killed in
stantly. A negro woman (Caroline
Riddy) fired the shot. She escaped.
This morning Paul Jones. a negro,
was arrested as acessory to the mur
der. While Jones was being taken
to the jail at Statesboro he made an
attempt to brain the sheriff with a
brick. The sheriff was partly stunned.
but succeeded in dirawing his pistol
and firin~g. The bullet went through
Jones' temple and he was killed in
No Lonr'er Obstructs Navigation.
St. John. N. B.. Special.-Word was
recived from Edmund Stone. N. B..
Sunday night that a portion of the V an
Duren Lumber Company's boom in the
St. John river, where Canadian and
American lumbermen became involved
in a clash a week ago, has been taken
up and swung in along the Canadian
shore, allowing a free passage up and
down the river. It is said that the Ycgn
Duren Company will anebor the boom
so that navigation of the river will not
Ambassador Cornier Welcomed.
Mexico City, Special.-Edwin H.
Conger, the new American amnbassa
dor. arrived Sunday morning over the
Mexican Central Railway. from Cali
fra. He was met at the station by
Senor Torras Rivas. imrodn;:er of am
b~assa'ors. and Seond Sectary of
the American Embassy Hoimke. Of
ficers of the Society of the America~n
Colony went in a body during the af
ternoon to the amba-:::ador's hotel to
welOme him. The oflicial presenta
tion will take place shortly. The am
ascorm s in od iealth.
EXPOSITION THROWN OPEN
Great Northwestern Show Is Now
Open to the Public.
Portland, Ore., Special.-Amidst a
scene of festivity and splendor never
equalled in the Pacific Northwest,
with din and clamor of cheering thous
ands. accompanied by the booming of
artillery, the chiming of bells and the
blaring of baads, Portland, made
her greatest bow to the world in the
formal opening of the Lewis and Clark
centennial exposition. The event took
place under conditions presaging com
plete success to this historical com
memoration of the blazing trial to "Old
Oregon" by Captain Merriwether Lewis
and Wm. Clark, who, commissioned
by President Jefferson, explored the
great Oregon country one hundred
The celebration was participated in
by the President of the United States
through his personal representative,
Charles W. Fairbanks, representatives
of the State and the House of Repre
sentatives of the National Congress,
of the army and navy, together with
the Governors and staffs of the States
of California. Idaho, Washington and
Oregon and multitudes of people from
far and near.
All Portland was decked in her best,
business was suspended and the holi
day spirit was everywhere in evidence.
The States of Oregon, Washington
and Idaho, in which June 1st had
been declared a legal holiday in honor
of the centennial, sent thousands of
visitors. The trains of yesterday
brought the vanguards of the excur
sionists and the railroads and boat
lines entering Portland have been
taxed to their utmost. Never in the
history of Portland has this city been
called upon to care for so many peo
President's Southern Trip.
Washington, Special-It is announced
at the White House that President
Roosevelt will start on his Southern
I trip on the night of October 17. It In
also stated that the extraordinary ses
sion of congress will not begin until
after the November elections.
The Southern trip will consume about
two weeks. The itinerary has not been
arranged, but the President's intention
is to visit many important cities, in
cluding Richmond, Raleigh, Charlotte,
Jacksonville and perhaps Tanpa, Bir
mingham, Tuskegee, Montgomery, Mo
bile, New Orleans and Little Rock, the
trip to end at Little Rock and the Pres
ident and party will return directly to
Washington. It is likely that some
other cities will be included in the
stops made by the President. The
length of the stops at each place have
not been determined, but will be gov
erned by the necessary arrangements
to be made hereafter.
A delegation from Charlotte called oz
the President recently to urge him tc
spend a day in that city. He told th(
callers that so long as a stop will noi
be possible, he promised to extend his
cordial greetings to the people 0:
The delegation was headed by May
or McNinch and included Daniel A
Tompkins. R. M. Miller, Jr., B. D
Heath, George Stephens, T. S. Franklin
Heriot Clarkson and G. C. Huntington
.Killed en Excursion.
Goldsboro. Special.-A colored excur
sion from Washington, N. C., arrived
here Friday. When near Parmele, tw(
negroes became involved in a disput4
over a woman, and one of them drev
a pistol and shot the other in th<
breast, killing him instantly. Th<
slayer then jumped from the train ana
escaped. The remains of the dead mai
were left at Parmele.
News of the Day.
In a duel between two Italian arm:
officers one was transfixed by a swor<
and almost immediately killed.
Rt. Hon. William Court Grelly
Speaker of the House of Commons, ha
resigned owing to Vad health,
The Canal Commission has been coin
pelled to accept the Attorney General'
decision that tjhe eight-hour day ap
plies to P'anama.
Nicholas Biddle was a witness re
garing Mr. Loomis' connection witl
the Mercador claim in Venezuel.
Chicago spent a quiet Memorial Day
but more rioting is feared when th<
sash and door factories undertake t<
The two officers deposed by Mayo:
Weaer informed the latter that the:
would drop injunction proceedings.
The Frick investigating committe
is expec'ted to submit its report at th'
meeting of the directors of the Equita
be Life Assurance Society.
Emperor William of Gerrmany clos
ed the Riechstag.
George E. Lorenz turned State's evi
dence in the postal conspiracy cast
against William G. Crawford
An anarchist threw a bomb at the car
riage in which King Alfonso and Presi
Ident Loubet were returning from tha
opera at Paris.
The crush of titled guests to atteni
the royal wedding at Berlin is ver:
The President announced that he ha'
selected Mr. Charles J. Bonaparte to b
ISecretary of the Navy- to succeed Sec
retary Paul Morton.
Congessman Mudd is striving t<
have Baltimore designated as a paur
chasing station for Panama canal sup
Judge George Gray. Justice Brewei
Iof the United States Supreme Court
and Dr. B. F. Trueblood made address
es at the opening of the Lake Mohoni
conference on arbitration at Lake Mo
honk. N. Y.
The report of the Frick investiga
ting comnmittee was made to the direc
tors of the Equitable Life .\ssurance
Soiety. but it was not adopted.
The' Lewis and Clark~ Centennial Ex
fl(sition will be' open~ed by Vice-Presi
I is be'lieve^'. at Washington an<
TilE AREAG: REPORT
Reports From Every Part of Cotton
Belt Indicate Substantial lecrease
ASSOCIATION FIGURES 25,980.951
Decrease For 1905 is Asserted to be
18.43 Per Cent in Acreage Under
1904, and 16.05 in Commercial Fer
tlizers, as Shown by Tabulated
Statement Based on 17,754 Indivi
New Orleans, Special.-The Southern
Cotton Association issued its cotton
acreage report. The report says:
"The estimated acreage for 1904. as
indicated by the report of the United
States Government, amounted to 31,
"The decrease in the acreage for
1905, as shown by our tabulated state
ment, which was compiled from 17,754
individual reports from farmers, bank
ers, merchants and others throughout
the cotton belt, fixing the acreage this
year at 25,980,951 acres, a decrease of
18.43 per cent, and 16.05 per cent in fer
"The condition of the crop as report
ed from Louisiana, Texas. Arkansas,.
the Territories and portions of Mis
sissippi, are unprecedentedly bad, much
of the acreage in those States and.
Territories being yet unplanted, and
large tracts either under water or bad
ly washed' by heavy rains.
"In the eastern portion of the cotton
belt the fields are grassy, the. cotton
still unchopped, and labor very scarce
throughout the entire belt. The officers
of the association express the highest
commendation of the loyalty of farm
ers throughout the cotton territory ir .
so fully living up.to their promises and
pledges in bringing about so material
a reduction in the cotton acreage and
the use of commercial fertilizers under
cotton for 1905.
"The present demand for cotton is
unprecedented, and, with a firm and de
termined stand, higher prices for the
staple will be secured in the near fu,
Condition of Cotton.
New York, Special.-The June report
of The Journal of Commerce, points to
a reduction of 12.8 per cent. in acreage,
or even less, and a condition of 77.4:
compared with 79.8 per cent. last June.
The largest decrease in acreage, 17.1
per cent., is shown by Texas. and Ar
kansas ranks next with a. decrease of
15.3 per cent. North Carolina is 4.2 per
cent. below last June. Louisiana, 13%
per cent.; Oklahoma, 13.7 per cent.;
Mississippi, 13.6 per cent.. and Ten
nessee. 12.2. The reduction in South
Carolina is 9.1 per cent.; Georgia, 7.7;
Florida, 9.9; Alabama, 7; the Indian
Territory, 5.3 and Virginia. 9.5. Texas,.
Louisiana and Mississippi show de
clines In condition amounting to 7,.12
and 11 points, respectively, comparing
with a year ago. The condition in the
Carolinas shows a slight improvement,
while Georgia and Florida are up 5 and.
6 points, respectively. The Indian Ter
ritory indicates a reduction of about 12
points, and Oklahoma a reduction of 5
points. The Journal of Commerce says
that securing'a. reliable estimate of cot
ton acreage this season is attended
with unusual difficulty, owing to the ac
tive campaign 'carried on in the South
for a 25 per cent. reductionl. Of course
no such reduction is to be expected. but
the agitation has undoubtedly exerted.
an important influence, which is shown
by the strong tendency towards large
decrease in making estimates. The re
port is based on reports from 1,800 cor
respondents, whose average date of re
ply was May 23. Weather conditions.
have been generally unfavorable for
the entire belt, excessive rains making:
fields very grassy and washing out
many of the bottom lands. In conse
quence considerable replanting will be
necesary, but many correspondenlts
fear that all available labor will be re
quired to cultivate cotton already grow
ing without replanting. The crop is
very late, ranging from one to four
weeks. In spite of the grass,. good
stands have been generally obtained
and the plant has a vigorous growth,.
and only fair weather is needed to give
the crop an excellent start.
Atlanta, Ga., Specal.-Georgia's cot
ton acreage has been reduced 13 per
cent as compared with last year, and
there has been a reduction of a little
more than 14 per cent in the amount.
of fertilizer used under cotton, accord
ing to the official report of State Com
missioner of Agriculture S. 0. Stevens,
Issued Wednesday. The estimate is
based on reports from correspdndents
1in all parts of the State.
.Slayer to Hang. . -~ -j
Birmigham, Ala., Special.-A spec
ial from Cullman, Ala., says that the
jury In the case of John .Williams,
charged with the murder of State Sen
ator Robert L. Hipp, returned a ver
dict of guilty of murder in the first
Sdegree, and fixed the punishment at.
death. Williams was sentenced to be
hanged July 14. Williams' son,. aged.
J20 begged the court to permit him tot
be hanged in his father's stead. Wil- ,A
i ams is a farmer and shot Hipp while
he and a deputy sheriff were trying to.
Slevy upon some of Williams' property..
An appeal will be taken to the su
A New Connection. ,
New York, Special-The surface'
lines in this city are operated by the
Metropolitan Street Railway Company,
which was controlled by the late Wm.
C. Whitney and his associates. This
company plans to build an extensive
-sub-way system In competition with
-the Inter-borough Rapid Transit Com
pany. which operates the existing sub
way and the Manhattan elevated lines.
IAlabama Slayer Released.
Montgc.mery, Ala.. Special.-John
Randolph. who slew his cousin, Judge
Francis Randolph, in a street tragedy
here Saturday, was released at his pre
-liminary trial before Justice M. IH..
Srcs. The testimony adduced in the
examination show~ed that Judge Ran
dolph had threatened to tak~e the life.
of the man who slew him. ilt accord
aic with the claim of self-defense set
up by John Randolph.