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VOL. 23. m. 1H
Sun Spots and SursHeat.
Prof. Peters, of the United States
naval observatory, maintains that sun
pots diminish the heat we receive
from the sun, but the terrestrial effect
Is too slight to be perceptible. The
spots appear in the greater number
every eleven years. This astronomer
Is firm in the conviction that it we are
ever Involved in a celestial catastro
phe it will not be due to the sun.
0 HE APPEAL KEEPS IN FRONT
1 It aims to publish all the news possible
2It does so impartially, wasting no words
3Its correspondents are able and energetic-
More terrible than the nervous
racking of the financier's life is the
strain of art.
The Sages. Morgans, Rockefellers
Gnggenhoimers so into ripe years
despite the excitement of their calling,
but the artist who is seized with the
desire to excel in his profession ever
traverses a tempest-tossed sea, where
he steers a dangerous passage be
tween the dangers of a sudden death
or, what is far worse, the possibility
of a mental collapse.
Nor are these the only perils that
confront the musician, the actor or the
The recent movement of Julian
ART'S FIERCE STRAIN WORSE
THAN FINANCE'S WORRIES
Demands Its Price in Death, Insanity and Marital
Story and Emma Eames toward a sen- adventure, he was the born poet
oration is but another visitation of the
woes that confront the virtuoso.
"She has the aiUstic temperament,"
Who Is Now III and Obliged to Relin
quish Wprk to Save Hie- kt#e*~-T~~*-me^cfftrtVjr-3tvwd- rue
said Mr. Story when asked what lay
at the bottom of his wife's suit for di
This sentence he deemed answer
enough. He need go no further. Mrs.
Story had the artistic temperament
That meant she lived a life that put it
out of question to adapt herself to the
humdrum annoyances and trivialities
that are part of marital existence. And
yet at one time this pair was spoken
of as the one which proved that the
maniage of artists could be happy.
The painter and his ptima donna
spouse were pointed to as the ideal
union of talent. Now both speak kind
ly of each other, but find matrimony
incompatible with art.
Not so long ago Herr Heinrich Con
ried was looked on with envy. He i
was the impresario artist. He had I
conducted with distinguished success i
a German theater in New York. When
the directors of the Metropolitan opera i
house sought a successor to Maurice
Grau. they did Coniied the honor to
The new incumbent of the place
started in a manner to show that the
trust was not misplaced. In the face
of extraordinary difficulties he pro
duced "IVtrsifal" in the United States,
and thus put to his credit one of the
gioatest feats in the history of music.
He discovered Caruso, and gave the
Metropolitan opera house one of the
greatest tenors God ever made. More
over. Conried proved a business man
as well as an artist. He not only
gave the Metropolitan great opera, but
he turned in a handsome profit, some
thing unexpected, but none the less
welcome to the business men who sup
port the famous Institution.
Conried was spoken of as that lucky
TIeiniich. Then art forced him to pay
the price which must be yielded by
those who succeed.
Suddenly he was stricken with
something which the doctors fear is
the beginning of locomotor ataxia. At
once he was forced to drop all active
work, and though the officials of the
Metropolitan will give him a reason
able time to decide whether by next
year he will be able to resume direc
tion of the opera, 5t is feared that he
may never be able to take the place
The question will be fought out at a
Not long after Conried began his.
battle with one of the most dreaded
of nervous troubles,/word came from
Paris that Maurice Grau, whom Con
ried succeeded at the Metropolitan,
Grau was still in the prime of his
life, and had he picked any other call-
A thing well begun it better tnah
tbing overdone. A _*_-t"i&J
ing, might still have been active and
successful, but the terrific stress of
handling an enterprise where he paid
as much as $25,000 a week in salaries
to singers alone made such demands
on his nervous vitality that the in
stant he was stricken the certainty of
death was on him
The greatest American composer,
Edward MacDowell,- who occupies in
our music a position as secure as that
of Poe in our literature, is ending his
life with a clouded brain. In fact he
is in complete darkness.
Yet not so long ago MacDowell was
on the high crest of success. A big
man, of athletic habits, and a love for
Locomotor ataxia and aphasia, those
difaoideis most dreaded of the artist,
and with which Conried is making his
battle, came upon MacDowell and took
him from the pinnacle of ait back to
childhood again. Doctois, hold out no
hope of his recovery.
Equally pitiable is the case of Frit/
Scheel, conductor of the Philadelphia
orchestra, who died a few weeks ao
A German conductor of authority
who had been the friend and pupil ot
some of (he greatest directors of Eu
rope, Scheel came to the United States
to conduct a series of concerts at the
world's fair. Next he went to San
Francisco, and finally to Philadelphia
There he speedily built up a place in
the regard of musicians, and when the
pioiect of a Philadelphia symphonv
orchestra was broached, every one
turned to Scheel as the man to as
Scheel did so with results that were
TIis crowning achievement was the
first American production of Richaid
Stiauss' tremendously difficult Sin
t'onia Domestica," a piece of enterprise
ihat attracted attention to the orches
tra from all over the country.
But while working for his loved art,
Scheel forgot the dangers.
His mind gave way. He became
subject to vagaries, and finally anoth
er had to wield his baton. He was
taken away in the hope that a change
misht prove beneficial, but a compli
cation of troubles brought a death that
Remarkable Will Proviso.
There Is a remarkable proviso to a
bequest "by the late Harry Cowen
Coley of Bishop's Stortford. Money
Is conditionally left to the Royal Na
tional Liftboat station, but the de
ceased's wife or any child of bis "shall
be at liberty to enter upon, row, or
sail in the said boat at any time when
she is afloat, be the weather fairjor
fonl, so long as their doing so or their
presence there shall not binder the
life-saving efforts of the crew."".
MME. EIVTMA EAMES-STORy.
Portrait by Her Husband, Julian Story.
the fate that has overtaken MacDow
A short time ago a carriage met an
incoming train in New York, and a
distinguished looking man was helped
into it and driven rapidly to his home.
The little incident meant that on
other aitist had paid the price of over
work. The man was the foremost of
American actors, Richard Mansfield.
He is now completely broken down,
and doctors say he will not be able to
act before next season, though by the
sudden ending of his tour he forfeits
thousands of dollars
The part of "Peer Gynt" is said to
be responsible for Mr. Mansfield's
Who, by His Strenuous Efforts as a
Grand Opera Impresario, Sacnficca
A Diet for Tramps.
"Lady," began the wandered,
I chop some wood for you?"
"No, thank you," replied the up-to
date housewife "we cook and heat
entirely by electricity."
"Nothin' I can do to git a bite to
"Yes. If you care to peel the shocks
from the electric wires I'll allow you
to eat the currents,"Harper's Week-
Diplomatic Miss Root.
Miss Edith Root, Daughter of Sec
retary of State Elihu Root, is as diplo
matic and unassuming as her brilliant
father and one of the most popular
girls in Washington society. Miss
Root accompanies her father on his
trips, and wins the esteem of even the
most dignified ministers by her inti
mate knowledge of statecraft and^her
modest way of revealing it. &
^Et's bard on the aeronaut when n
'takes a drop too much.*&feT^SSft
ST. PAUL AND MINNEAPOLIS. MM.. SATURDAY. MA 11, 1907.
The Bonapartes! are passingonly
ten of them remain.
In a generation^ perhaps,, will have
gone from existence the last of the
line of that mighty warrior who over
turned all Europe little more than a
century ago, and put his family on its
Only a short time ago Princess
Christina died in Rome. She was a
Bonaparte by mafnage only, but her
ausband had the flood of the emperor
r'rom PRINCE VICTOR NAPOLEON BONA-
PRINCE LOUIS BONAPARTE.
A Strange Granary.
The "golah" at Bankipr, India, was
built for a granary in 1783, but has
never been used for that purpose. It
is 426 feet round at the base, with
walls 12 feet 2 inchjes in thickness, the
interior diameter being 109 feet. It is
about ninety feet high and might con
tain 137,000 tons. Inside is a most
wonderful echo, best heard from the
center of the building.. As a whisper
ing gallery there is. perhaps, no such
building in the world, not^eve^the
famous Mormon temple. ^T-AA
THE BONAPARTE LINE
1 IS ALMOST EXTINCT
Only Ten Members Survive, and There Is No Heir
two sources! His name was
Prince Napoleon fcharles Bonaparte.
His father was grandson of Lucien,
brother of the great emperor, and his
mother was Princess Zenaide, grand
daughter of Josepji Bonaparte, whom
later "king of Spaing ^^i^^ 4r^.-
Christina's death reduced the mim
ber of Bonapartes to ten, which small
total would be less surprising were it
viot for the fact that there were per
haps more than a hundred of them a
It was a big family that the head of
the line, Charles Bonaparte, brought
into existence. Besides Napoleon, af
rerwsrds to be the emperor of France,
was Joseph Lucien, who had seven
children:. Maria Anna, Louis, who
married Hortense. daughter of Jose
phine Beauharnais, Carlotta, Annun
ciata and Jerome.
The lines of this liberal family multi
Napoleon had one son, the unfortu
nate Duke de Reichstadt, who never
reigned, and the family he gained by
his marriage to Josephine, who was a
The line of Louis Bonaparte, king of
FTolland, produced three sons, the
younger of whom became Napoleon
[II., mounted the throne of France, and
gave Josephine the revenge of furnish
ing in her grandson a king for France,
something that was denied the descent
3f Maria Louise of Austria, for whom
Xapoleon discarded Josephine.
From Jerome, the youngest member
)f the family, came the Baltimore con
nections of the Bonapartes, for it was
he who married Miss Elizabeth Patter
son,, whose grandson, Charles Bona-
parte, is now a member of President
The line of Jerome, after he return
ed to Europe at the orders of the em
peror, cast off his American bride and
married a daughter of the king of
Wurtemberg, has furnished the pres
ent claimant to the Napoleonic succes
Of those who survive the head of
ihe family in point of interest, is the
venerable empress Eugenie, now eigh
ty years old, wife of Napoleon III.
One of (he most pathetic figures of
the present day is she when is re
called the gloiies of the second empire
when the lovely Eugenie de Montijo
came to France as a queen only to
leave the country in flight when the
terrors of the commune placed her
legal head in danger.
The stoiy of that flight is well re
membered, tor she was saved only by
the timely anival of the American and
Italian ambassadors, who took the
frightened empress from the Tmleries
by stealth while on the outside a mob
howled for her blood, to the home ofj
the American dentist. Dr. Thomas!
Evans, who conveyed her to the sea
coast and then to England.
After the death of the emperor at
Chiselhurst and of his only son, the
Prince Imperial, at the hands of the
Zulus in Africa, Eugenie retned to
Fianborough, an hour and a half from
London. It was long years before she'
again returned to that Paris of bitter
memories, but she has lately visited
theFiench capital several times, and
made the journey for the funeral of
Pnncess Mathilde, in the early days of
Pnncess Clothilde is of somewhat
more heroic mould than Eugenie, for
when the horror of the commune fell
instead ot escaping by stealth, Clo-'
thilde called for her state carnage and
drove through the principal streets of
Paris with no effort at concealment.
This wonderful courage caused her to
be cheered by the same mob that only
a few minutes befoie had been hurling
threats of death.
PRINCESS LAETITIA BONAPARTE.
The Dowager Duchess of Aosta.
member of Italv's
Clothilde is a
All the surviving Bonapartes except'
the dethroned empress descend from
Pirst there are the offspring of Lu-j
cien, who never accepted a throne
from his brother, and married twice i
according to his own inclinations. i
I The Bonapartes of royal pretensions
come through the line of Jerome.
Prince Roland Bonaparte, head of
the Lucien descendants, is a grandson
of the brother of the great emperor
i and a son of Prince Pierre. Like Tiis
grandfather, Piince Roland Bonaparte
has several times refused thrones or
the chance of succession to them, and
to-day knows only the passion of
j- There are three more Bonapartes
descended from Lucien. One is Ro
land's sister, Princess Jeanne Bona
parte, wife of the marquis of Ville
Roland and Princess Jeanne have
two cousins, the daughters of Princess*
Christina and Prince Napoleon
Charles. One was married in 1891 to
an Italian lieutenant of infantry, Curi
co Gotti, the other married Prince de
la Moskowa, a great grandson of Mar
shal Ney, from whom she is divorced.
Both these ladies are childless,
therefore there is no chance of the
He Is Still Growing.
John S. Porteous, of Paducah, Ky.,
twenty-four years old, is just seven
feet tall and is still growing. He is
now in Colorado for his health, and at
a recent secret society parade won
the prize, for being the tallest in line.
His father, wearing a silk hat, can
stand under the young man's out
stretched arm, and his mother is
quite a small woman. -'^3&-
The big stick is Jail rightIf
doesn't get into_wrong hands. ,.,,_,
line of Lucien being continued on the
The Jerome branch is better sup
Prince Napoleon Joseph and Clo
thilde were blessed with three chil
dren, all of whom are still living.
Prince Napoleon Victor is forty-five
years old and a bachelor. He is espe
cially an interesting figure from the
fact that he is now the claimant to
When Victor Imperial, the son of
Eugenie, died, it was found that he
had willed the succession to Napoleon
Victor. The latter is a man of educa
tion and considerable sense.
The second son of Clothilde is
Prince Louis Napoleon, who at forty
three years of age is also unmarried.
Her third child is the Dowager Duch
ess of Aosta.
This beautiful sister of Prince Na
poleon and Louis is a noted beauty.
She married her uncle, Prince Amad
eus of Savoy, ex-king of Spain.
This glance at the Bonapartes shows
how slender is the strand which keeps
the name of the family in existence.
Save for Roland, Lucien's male issue
has died out-completely, and only the'
child of a great granddaughter can
perpetuate the line. Jerome has a
number of descendants, but unfortu
nately there are no children among
Thus within eighty-six years of Na
poleon's death at St. Helena one finds
his bountiful line threatened with ex
tinction at no very distant day.
New Banks Last Year.
4It is the organ of ALL Afro-Americans
5It is not controlled by any ring or clique
6It asks no support but the people's.
Four hundred and sixty-two
national banks were created in
For the last seven years the average
has been within a fraction of forty a
month. We now have 6,345 national
I banks, with $877,099,275 capital and
$596,343,022 circulation. Seven years
ago the banks numbered 3,617, with
$616,308,095 capital and $254,462,730
Cost of European Armament.
At the present moment the coun
tries of Europe are spending on their
armies and navies as much as $4,000,-!
000 a day. England spends $180,000,-
000 a year on her navy. This is $5,-
000,000 more than the combined ex
penditure of France, Russia and Ger
PRINCESS JEANNE BONAPARTE.
System of "Short Change."
One of the growing methods ot
cheating in New^^Tork is by "short
change." The system has taken firm
hold in many ticket offices and shops,
and has notably increased when small
payments are being made- through
dumbwaiters, in which latter instance
the person deliveringxgoods
little was sent down or that he re
turned more than the receive! can
find, and that there must have been
loss in transit.
.40 PER YEAR.
AL A DEA LOSS
Incident That Drove Old Man Webb
Out of the BusinessProvided
Funeral for Man Very
"Yes, sirs, gents, I 'ave been hi a
good many businesses in my lifetime.
I 'ave," said Webb, the rubber in tire
Turkish bathhouse, as he sighed rexo
iniscently. "I was born in hold
Hengland, many's the year ago, and
since that day I 'ave been a good!
many things in my lifetime, I 'ave. I
'ave been a clerk in a gents' furnish
ing store, I 'ave been a bartender, I
'ave been a waiter in a cheap-Joha
restaurant, and once I was a hunder
"Yes, gents," said Webb, as fee
sighed again, "I 'ave been a hunder
taker. And whilst I was hengaged in.
that business I 'ad Iran hexperience
that I 'opes as won't 'appen to none*
of you for, gents, it cost me dear.
"It was on an hoccasion we'en I was
'ired to bury a hepilectic of 56 years
Hold man Gormley 'e was a rich bold
codger, and mean and stingy as never
lived, and I 'ave seen many a mean,
and stingy man my time. There
was once a man as give me a five-cent
tip for serving 'im an heighty-frve cent
dinner, and, blarst me, the nickel 'ad
a 'ole in it. But hold man Gormley
died at last, and 'is 'eirs 'ad 'igh 'opes.
But they give 'im a decent funeral, I
will say that for 'em, and the money
as was spent for givin' 'im a good
send-off run well hup into the 'undreds.
They 'hordered the best I 'ad in the
shop, and I was hexpecting a right de
cent profit on the 'ole.
"Well, gents, right in the m/ddie of
the ceremony, whilst the preacher was
reading solemn words from the Good
Book and whilst the 'eirs was all set
tin' round tryin' to look has sad has
they could hunder the circumstances,
we 'eard hinside the coffing a rippm*.
snortin' sound. One of the young lady
'eirs gives a scream, and the rest of
"em had bugged out at the heyes, and
"What's This Hall Habout?"
I hadmit that I felt some creepy 'Mil
side myself. The ceremony come to a
"Hopen the coffing!" borders one of
"I hopened it, and up riz the dead
man, mad as a 'ornet and hall blowin"
'What's this hall habout?'
glarin' haround the room.
'Beggm' your pardon, sir,' says
forward, 'but we was just
habout to bury you, beggin' jour par
'"Just habout to bury me!' be
screams. 'Get bout of this house, yon
hold vulture!' 'e says.
"And so I gathers up my stuff and
goes, leavin' the 'errs to pacify 'im.
But arter a few days I sends my
bill, me 'aving been put to a good deal
of hexpense, and, so 'elp me, whai, do
you s'pose 'e said? Said 'e 'adn't bor
dered no funeral, and, blarst me, 'e
wouldn't pay for none!
"Well, I 'ad to 'ave my money from
jsome one, so I went to the 'eirs, who
was awful sore at being disappointed.
They was^pore, they said, and their
huncle was rich. It wasn't for them to
"Well, I 'ad to 'ave uny money some
how, and so I went to law. I sued
the dead man what had come back to
life. And so 'elp me, the judge said it
wasn't 'is funeral and 'ebold man
Gormley, that isdidn't 'ave to pay.
"Well, there^it was. It wasn't no
use suing the 'eirs, bein' as they "ad
nothin' to pay with. I thought of suing
the doctor, but him and me 'ad bee
in the 'abit of throwin' a good deal
one hanother's way, professionally,
you know, and I couldn't afford to lose
'is trade. And so it was. I 'ad ren
dered services, but who was I te
charge them to? That was enough for
me. I quit the hundertaking busfnest
soon after."New York Press.
"Yes," said Mrs. Lapsling, "Johnny
is ailing, but I'm not going to giv
him any drugs. I believe the trouble
is in his bones, and I am going tm
takf him to a costlvoDothist."
"Who is the taciturn man opposite,
next to Miss Smith?" "That is-Louis
the Fourteenth." "Louis the Four
teenth?" "Well, you see, his name te
Louis, and he is called the Fourteenth
because he's only asked to keep us
from being thirteen at table.",
AnnYou don't tell me that that/,
gem of a cook left Mrs. Dust!",, j,i*^^fe
FloYes you see Mrs. Dust re|||N
'used to change grocers when T1JP molt
an d^ the delivery boy fell out.Puck-