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BY ABTHUB QUITEEMAK.
s of the paddle, the rod and the gun,
oys of tne ball-ground, the track and
n from youth's victories, joyously won!
ere is a promise of gallanter sport.
is a came, and the world is the held,
;udy the rules?all may enter that dare,
in. till your will and your sinews are
lav to your utmost, but always "play
it for the ground that is yours, every
lir to your foeraan and faithful to
is the victor who plays the game well;
e that wins foully has lost in the end.
ne not the judges, but, silent and
ike the decision whatever it be.
;ioe. unfailing, will triumph o'er wrong:
aught shall be hid from the Great
rlossly. buoyantly, strip for the game,
ids will but strengthen you; laugh
the prize learning, or power, or fame,
rive for it boldly?and always "play
V T a
By Mary Gilbert;
SjdjiHE was in a rebellious
I?' mood. It seemed to her
rhat she had always been
-a eonsidere<l old. She
?JgJl wished that people could
ize how girlish she was at heart,
>ite her fifty years and the gray
s that clustered round her forei.
arried at seventeen. Mrs. Hoyt
been a mother before she was
uty and a grandmother before she
forty. Now she was visiting her
and was secretly annoyed at the
eetful consideration showed her
ill the family.
?r daughter-in-law treated her as if
were seventy; the children were
tr allowed to play with her long,
she weary of their lively antics,
lis morning young ilrs. Hoyt had
i summoned to a neighbor's bedand
had left Eleanor with strict
nctions to be very good to grandand
very quiet. It was eomparny
easy to obey the lirst order, but
vi us >i ungui-ejeu iuuiuu,\
ourtccn-year-old Eleanor to carry
liot? Quiet, -when the ice on the
I wos like glass, and this was probthe
last skating of .the season?
ourse it was lovely to have grandvisit
them, but how pleasant it
Id have been had she waited until
?anor flushed at the inhospitality
3is thought, and was glad to be
acled by a knock at the door. In
> Clara Roe. with glowing cheeks
Eleanor, put on your things right
fshe cried. "The skating is the
we have had. livery one else is
know," said Eleanor, her lip
bling a little, "but?but mother
rone away, and I have to stay,with
b!" Clara's bright face clouded at
houghts of her friend's disappoint,
th6n cleared as she said, "But
not ?.ke your grandmother, too?"
ike grandma!" echoed Eleanor, as
lara had proposed to take the
e and barn.
ertainly," said Clara, in her posimanner.
"I believe she'd like it.
ooks as if she could have as much
as any of us. if she only had a
lanor made no reply, and after a
ent's hesitation Clara said, "AnyI'm
going to ask her!"
? marched straight into the sitroom
where grandma sat with her
ing, looking out at the bright suni.
Mrs. Hoyt looked up with a
>miujr smile; she and Clara had
friends since their first meeting.
w. TTav4- ?? :.4 o
id. ii'jv i, 9uiu v^i.ua, [/ULii11a
tasive arm about grandma's
"don't you want to go skating
r.-n went the knitting, up went
Hoyt's eyebrows. Skating! A
10 ice is like glass." Clara contineagerly,
"aul it may not last anday.
We have an extra pair of
s, and I'll run home for them
k you and Eleanor get ready.
1 come, won't you?"
; fresh young voice had carried
Jma back to the happy days
i she had flitted over the ice,
edly the beet skater ixx the little
. But that was long ago: she
d not know how to stand on the
ow, much less skim over it. She
11 the longing to try her skill
more, and shook her head.
)U are very kind to invite me." she
"and I appreciate it very much
id. but I fear that my skating
ra was not a giri to be easily
rtert; besides, she liad seen the
look of yielding in grandma's
' course you could not skate in
long skirt," she said, thoughtfully,
have one that's just the right
h for her." Eleanor interrupted.
!y. "You see, T'm quite as tall as
r scarlet cvreater would be just
hing for her," added Clara, "and
ring *t with the skates."
indtna Cashed again. She bad
a red jacket the night that John
r long ago it seemed!
jen I'll go for the skrtes and
I:or, sa:a uiara. <;ec.*.veo. wiii.io
ret your own things ready." She
jut of the door before Mrs. Iloyt
uttf-r a word of protest. Then
mncor of thj situation, struck
Ima, and throwing back her
she till she cried. A
[mother go skatiug!
; wben Eleanor e.iroe d.'.ncing in
a navy blue skirl, confident that
matter was quite settled. Mrs.
hesitated a moment. She glanced
r trim, almost girlish Agave, at
(l'ctty little foot and ankle, and
Hi. It was a ridiculous Ui'.ag to do,
or course. Dut sao need riot rry 10 snare.
She could stay eu the bauk aud watch
the children. There was no reason
why she should spoil Eleauor's pleasure
by staying at home; she well knew
that the child was too obedient and
too hospitable to go away aud leave
A few minutes later a radiant little
figure stood in the sitting-room,
Xiugliing at the girls' surprise at her
transformation. The dark blue skirt
hung in graceful folds almost to her
ankles; the scarlet sweater, with a
tam-o'-shanter to match, set off her
black eyes and soft gray hair, while
the excitement of the moment had
brought an almost girlish flush to her
"She'li be the prettiest g>rl here!"
cried Clara, enthusiastically. "We'll
puil her to the poud ou your sled, so
that she won't be tired before tue
Upon the sled they bundled her. and
away they raced to the poud.
There was a ripple of excitement at
the appearance ol' the gray-haired
"girl." but it soon subsided. The
children were too much interested in
their own skating to pay much atten
t:on to anytmng eise.
Such glorious sport as it was! The
air was just frostj' enough to prevent
| the ice from melting in the bright
"Perfect weather and perfect ice'."
cried Clara, estatically, as she fastened
on her own skates, and then, with
Eleanor's assistance, fitted the extra
pair to grandma's feet.
"Let's put her between us." suggested
Eleanor. "We'll slide her around
for a while, till she feels like trying it
By this time grandma had so entered
into the spirit of the fun tbat her
intention to stay on the bank was quite
forgotten. The trio skimmed over the
pond: then grandma wanted to try
her skill alone.
Down she went, with a suddenness
that quite took her breath away; but
by the time the frightened girls had
helped her to her feet she was ready
to try again, assuring them that she
was only out'of practice.
In the meantime young Mrs. Hoyt
had returned to the deserted bouse, and
was wondering what had become of
her mother-in-law and Eleanor. Could
it be that grandma had allowed herself
to be taken to the pond to watch
the skaters? Eleanor ought to know
better than to sacrifice the poor old
lady to her childish pleasure.
Her mind filled with such thoughts,
Mrs. Hoyt started for the pond. The
merry shouts of the skaters reached
her ears while she was still some distance
away. There was no lonely little
figure on the bank. Mrs. Hoyt
quickened her pace, a sudden fear possessing
her. What had become of
She caught sight of Eleanor, skating
with Clara and another girl, whose
sfciH nnrt tam n'-shnntw looked stranc
ly familiar. Just then the three turned,
and the bright sun shone fuil on their
Mrs. Iloyt took'a long look, then
sank down on the bank with a little
gasp. Eleanor had caught sight of her,
and skated up in some alarm.
But before her daughter reached her
Mrs. Hoyt had recovered her self-possession
and had risen to her feet.
"Eleanor Hoyt." she exclaimed,
"what does this mean?"
Eleanor, uncertain what she should
say, gazed helplessly at grandma and
Clara, who had just overtaken her.
Grandma looked like the spirit of
winter, her cheeks flushed with exercise,
iier eyes glowing with excitement,
soft little curls tumbling about
her face. >
"It means." she replied, smiling at
her daughter-iivlaw's amazement
"that I have found something I thought
I had lost forever."
"Vou'Il find a good attack of rheumatism."
expostulated the younger
woman; but grandma shook her head
"I am never again going to find anything
that goes with old age," she
said. "It will have to find me?and
)miif fr\y +rt/l " VmiMl'o
A Woman Never Does.
A loafer oa the street, whose wife
was probably at home getting out a
neighbor's washing to make money to
buy th? children shoes, asked a busy
man the other day if he ever saw a
bald headed woman.
'No, I never did." replied the busy
man. "And I never saw a woman
waltzing around town with a cigar in
her teeth. Neither did I ev>er see a
woman sitting all day at a street corner
on a dry goods box. telling people
how the Secretary of the Treasury
should run the national finances. I
have never seen a woman go fishing
with a bottle in her pocket, sit on the
bank ail day and go home drunk at
night. Nor have I ever seen a woman
yank off her coat and say she could
lick any man in town. God bless 'em,
the women are not built that way."?
BcT?are of Tliem.
Watch that paper which "pokes
fun" at country lite or caricatures the
farmer. There are such papers. The
farmer is shown to the city reader as
a sloucb, wearing whiskers closely resembling
a goat's beard, the womeu
are freaks, aud sometimes the entire
rural community is shown on tbe verge
of drunkenness. Coarse sports and
coarser characters are assigned to the
people living in the country. Beware
of such papers, for they only seek rural
renders to sell liquors and introduce
into the farmer's Lome questionable
advertising. Much of the dissatisfied
feeling among our young people can V?
traced to the ridicule heaped upon
country people by some of these wouldbe
fiiuny pictures appearing in papers
that continually seek readers along the
rural routes.?Farm and Ranch.
Buanties on Coal Oil.
xVbout $340.000.was paid in bounties
on coal oil produced in Canada during
the last fiscal year. At the rate of
one-haif cent per gallon this would
represent a net output of some 2,230,000
gallons of crude petroleum. Tbis
ouiput of Canadian wells is far sbort
of the total consumption. In addition
to the home production, there was imported
du:*iag the year about 22.000.U00
gnilons of coal oil, naphtha, gas
oil and the like products of petroleum*
SUP SHOWING TUt 5CEM OF TOE
The horizontally-shaded portion of tlie rnj
,ria which Russia returns to China. Tl;
the southern half of Saghalien wb
Korea, which passes under Japai
Peninsula with Port Arthur
ferred to .
MARIA MITCHELL'S HOME. &
Thii old house in Nantucket where ?
Maria Mitchell was born is probably
the only house on this continent which si
Is preserved on acccuut of being tbe u
birthplace of a woman. v,
The Maria Mitchell Association was t
formed three years ago, has purchased s(
the house, installed an admirable cum- f[
tor in it, and is makiug a collection a<
there of objects which belonged to bi
Miss Mitchell, of the .flora and fauna
of Nantucket, aud ot books of science.
Maria Mitchell was boru in 1818.
The house where the family lived on
Vestal street, Nantucket, was a square
one, with a huge central chimney.
There was a small, lean-to kitchcn, and
a back yard of fair size, as well as a
front yard, with beds of old-fashioued
Mr. Mitchell was an ethusiastic as
tronomer, and his children were early
taught to count seconds for him by the
chronometer, and to consider the study
of the heavens the most interesting
possible. In the little back yard he
had his sextant, and l^e were brought
to him for adjustment the chronometers
of the whaiina: ships of the town.
At the time of the eclipse of the sun
in 1831 the window was taken out of
the little pailor, the telescope mounted ,
in front of it, and with the twelveyear-old
Maria counting the seconds,
Mr. Mitchell observed the eclipse.
Fifty-four years later she counted the m
seconds again, while her class of eager -s
girls at Vassar College observed an fr
eclipse. . si:
On the evening of October 1, 1847, w
Maria slipped away from guests in the sr
parlor of the old house and ran up to ?
the telescope on the rcof. Presently
she came hurrying down to tHI her
father that she thought she bad discovered
a comet. With the slow communication
of those days it was long
before she could be sure that hers had
been the first eye to see it; but so it
proved. The King of Denmark, sixteen
years before, had offered a gold
medal to the first discoverer of a telescopic
comet. He had died, but his
son, Frederick VII.', fulfilled h^s father's
promise, and in due time the medal
came over the sea to the young astronomer.
It forms a curious link between
the Old World enthusiasm for
science and the New World woman,
whn Irfvisnrpri n trihnfp from n Ivintr
(n her three-by-four study ou the second
door of the Nantucket house.
Until I8G0 she worked away with ?
the tremendous industry which charac- ci
terized her at the various occupations je
which village life offered. She was n;
librarian of the Athenaeum. She made al
constant observations of the heavens t\
and calculations from them. She toiled pi
for dnys in the effort to adjust the U]
cross-hairs of her telescope, which bad si
been broken. She cooked and cleaned
for the family when service failed.
In short, she was always ready to
In 18G5 she was called to Vassar
College, and for twenty years there
she made a deep impression upon the
developing plans for women's education,
and at the same time built up a
reputatiou for genuine scholarship. Today
her hundreds of students make pilgrimages
to the Nantucket house, and
rejoice that it is to be preserved as a
memorial of a nature which somewhat
resembled it in its simplicity and its
droiio-Hi Vmith's Onmnnninn
HOLDER FOR THE BABY.
The percentage oC housewives who
have the assistance of a maid, either
for housework or as a nurse, is remarkably
small, so that the average
mother is called to do double duty in
amusing her children and continuing
her daily household tasks. The baby
amusement problem is not the least of
her perplexities, so that any contrivance
that will constitute in any meas- d
ure a mechanical nursemaid has a tield c
of application. The baby walker for ?
the older child has its counterpnrt iq a C
KC55U-JAPANE5C W THE
BED BY JAPAN.
?From the Independent,
ip shows the vast area of M.inchuie
o'.her shaded portions show
ich will belong to Japan, and
:ese control. The Liaotnug
and Dalny are transJapan.
a by holder for the very young child.
t consists of a tripod arrangement
ith a top member, or table, from
'hich depends a baby harness with a
pring suspension. The tripod is set
p at some point where mother is in
iew of fhe baby placed in the holder,
he spring suspension affords the child
>me amusement, but keeps its feet
\om actually taking any weight, and
icordingly is better adapted to keep
iby from crying than if forced to reM
SWING FOB THE BABY.
ain restlessly in a chair. Provision
happily made to prevent the strap
id spring from rotating in more than
le direction, which avoids dizziness,
hen not in use the tripod can be foldL
up into a small, compact bundle
at is easily stored.?Philadelphia
CLOCK WORK ENGRAVER.
A useful engraving tool is representl
iu the accompanying illustration,
om the Jeweler's Circular, and consts
of a movement with a mainspring
hich is arranged with a revolving
>indle, carrying puucturing or tracing
engraving tool with spixdle.
ltters, by means of wliiclx a piece of
>welry or a ring may be fnarkf J with
irne, initials, or ciphers, by any oper:or
of ordinary skill. The tool has
vo attachments, one which operates
jrpendicularly, and the other which
iay be operated at an augle, and iude
oC a ring.
CLASSIC SLOT MACHINE.
This penny in the slot machine was
evised 2000 years ago by Nero. The
oin allowed the vase to deliver a
xed quantity of liquor.?Philadelphia
STYLE IN WR1TINC
5ne'* Tanto For Good Kngllgli Not Spoiled
liy RetiJins Newspapers.
President Woodrow Wilson, like the
Presidents of Harvard and Yale, lias
liscovered that a large proportion of
college graduates are incapable of exmessing
their thoughts in their own
ar any other language.
Incidentally, he points out the absurdity
of a certain criticism which is
based on a failure to understand that
language is but a means to an end.
"'It is the fashion among a certain
?lass to rather sneer at what they are
| pleased to call 'newspaper English.'
I These gentlemen should look at home
| before committing themselves, and
remedy their own shortcomings and
^heir laboriously correct style of writing.
I think the English used in newspaper
articles is remarkably good. It
;s generally terse and clear and right
to the point, and tells In a simple way
ixactly what the writer wants to say.
[t is most surprising, to me to understand
how the reporters, writiug as
they do so hurriedly and under such
great pressure, are able to Avrite so
well. None need be afraid of spoiling
their taste for good English by reading
newspapers. The articles arc almost
always delightfully free from
stilteduess and trite conventionality,
rvhieh is more than can be said of the
average collegian's effusions."
As a matter of fact, the composition
of many of our so-called educated
vounc men are like the works of bad
architects, "who think to conceal the
poverty of their imagination and the
.'omraonness of their designs by stiek,'ng
meaningless ornaments on the ugly
structures with which they cumber the
earth.?New York Evening Sun.
WORDS OF WlbJOM.
Wit without.wisdom is a kite without
Time and nature will bring al! things
to a head.
Life is short, so let us learn its lessons
Mistakes are easily made, but never
quite so easily repaired.
Be swift to hear and think, but
slow to speak, all ye who wisdom's inspiration
The fear of injustice to themselves
is stronger in most men than their
love of justice for others.
When the world blames and slanders
as, our business is not to ue vexed
with it. but rutbor to consider wlittber
tbere is any foundation for it.?Newman.
Tbe greatest bour in a man's life is
not (but in which the world recognizes
what he has done, but the hour in
which, in his tremendous struggle with
obstacles and circumstances, bis power
prevails against ali that stands in his
Always say a kind word if you can,,
if only that it may come in, perhaps,
with singular opportuneness, entering
some mournful man's darkened room
like a beautiful firefly, whose uappy
convolutions he cannot but watch, forgetting
his many troubles.?Arlhuif
r? Tallin un Artdpr.
In a vigorous battle between a robin
and an adder fourteen inches long, the
bird killed the snake. The tight took
place in the garden of George S.
Jones, in Leominster, Mass., and was
seen by Joby A. Hanoin and others,
who were attracted to the scene by
the calls of the birds which had collected
in the trees to urge on tbeir
The robin iiad a. nest of little ones in
an apple tree near the garden. When
the snake wriggled across the field toward
the tree the bird swooped down
and attacked it vigorously with claws
dnd bill, aiming its attacks at the bead
of the adder, which spat and hissed,
but was soon put out of tbe battle.
Not, however, on the first round, as it
gradually came to after tbe robin had
left it and began to move. The bird
discovered the motion and flew again
at tho snake, not leaving it until it was
Royal Women Gamblers.
Marie Antoinette was a slave to
cards. On one occasion she played for
thirty-six hours at a sitting, with but
an intermission of a couple of hours.
"The play at the Queen's table at
" wmtp tho Emneroi'
Joseph. II.. "was like that in a common
gambling house; people of all kinds
.were there, and mingled withou: decorum;
great scandal was caused by
the fact that several of the ladies
Ar.ne Boleyn. Henry VIIL's ill-fated
Queen, was never quite so happy as
when playing for high stakes. The
records of privy purse expenses are
full of her winnings from her royal
spouse, for she was a lucky player.?
Chicago Journal. .
Kditora Ccnouro i-ORlSlature.
The last Tennessee Press Association
passed some very strong resolutions
of censure on the lute State Legislature
of Tennessee. One of the resolutions
follows: "Resolved, That it is
the sense ol)?tbp Executive Committee
of the Tennessee Pres? Association
that the newspapers of the. State are in
nowise under any obligation to the late
Legislature, and that we recommend
that no paper in Tennessee publish
any of the official acts of said Legislature.
except those that may be in tho
nature of purely locai news, for the
4U?t- tliA nrir?/\ nnirl fnr the 1111 b
? uaown luai <uw |/nuv K?.v. - 4.? t
Hctition of tlieso acts is below the cost
Nov?r Hn<l Hrlven a Solicit.
Tiie manager of tho Doemup laundry
had advorlisod for a niau.
Early nest morning a mild-eyed
young chap appeared and referred to
"You think you can fill tLe bill, do
you?" asked the proprietor.
"I dunno, boss. I've druv a laundry
wagon, Lat I rrver druv one c uiem
"What other Llii.ips?"
And tlu? applicant liafc<>(? Lin ? clipping
of the ad., watch rend:
"Wanted?A iran to di'i*'<? laii'i&ry
wagon and solicit"?Ralt.'more American.
"When tbe iiwps ,of Catlior!n?? !.
took Warsaw tliey cimed the 300,000
vcinmoK of tbe local library to St. Pc-i
BITS I NEWS
The Chinese boycott, at Shanghai at
least, has come to an ?nd, according ft)
a dispatch received at the State Department
from Consul-General Rodgers.
Baron Kaneko. confidential agent of
the Emperor of Japan, who has been
suddenly recalled, expressed his belief
that the relations between his
country and the United States wi!l
Secretary of the Navy Bonapare will
ucuuiur /iiiwiiirj-jjiciiciai ao nutv.c.^ovi
to Moody, -who will retire from tlic
Cabinet nex* spring.
OUR ADOPTED ISLANDS.
The Philippine Government has decided
to discontinue th* operation of
the seventeen coast guard ships and
turn the inter-island water traffic of
the Government over to commercial "
lines of steamers.
The schools at San Juan, Porto Rico,
have been opened. Sixty thousand
children have been registered, a gain
of 3:3,000 since the American occupation.
The riiilippine Commission lias enacted
a law prohibiting iu the Province
of Cavite any one to sell to any
soldier of the United States Army, Filipino
scouts excepted, or to any sailor
or any enlisted man of the United
States Navy, or marine corps, any of
the so-called native wines or liquors.
Four firemen were seriously hurttin
a $200,000 blaze in Charleston, W. Va.
.Tames B. M. Grosvenor, John G.
Reinhard and Count Luigi Cipriani
died suddenly in New York City, and
piiy SU:i(JIJ& ftttlU iliil L L11C11 UCUIUO U C1C
due to the mad rush of city life.
United States*. Senator John P. Dryden,
president of the Prudential Life
Insurance Company, began a propaganda
for his bill placing life insurance
in Federal control.
An organization to arrest and prosecute
wife deserters was formed on the
east side of New York City.
i Emma 'Goldman, the Anarchist,
opened a women's hairdressing establishment
on Broadway, New York City.
John Hutchinson, living near Sandusky,
Ohio, was picking up coal along
the Hockiug Valley track when struck
and killed by a train. He was worth
more than $75,000.
Former Governor Charles T. O'Ferrall,
of Virginia, died in Richmond, of
nervous prostration. He had been in
failing health for about a year.
Miss Edna Flynn, a nineteen-yearnlfl
onnwon^ cirl rwf 111 plonpfl
with a Chinaman, married him in Hammond.
Ind., and has now informed her
It was charged that a gang of New
York City wire-tappers robbed the
Edison Company of $75,000 worth of
A fourth tunnel has been planned
to connect Manhattan, New York City,
and Jersey under the North River.
Witnesses in the suit of Venezuela
to recover $11,000,000 from The New
York and Bermuda Asphalt Company
testified that the company assisted the
Colonel Zack Mulhall, ranchman and
railroad live stock agent, convicted of
shooting aud wounding Ernest Morgan,
iu the World's Fair Pike, on June IS,
190t, was sentenced in St. Louis, to
serve the three years' penitentiary
term specified by the trial jury.
Enroute to a church iecture in New
York City a Bronx Zoo moccasin gave
birth to seventeen little ones in an elevated
United States District Attorney Morrison
announced that the next step in
the Beef Trust cases would be the
prosecution of the railroads for giving
rebates to packers.
Homer L. Castle declared in Pittsburg,
Pa., that State funds were deposited
in a bank on condition that onelialf
the sura should be loaned to
United States Senator Boise Penrose.
France asked the United States to I
co-operate in preventing ocean steam1
ships from crossing the Newfoundland
Banks during the fishing season in order
to protect the lives of fishermen.
The Loudon (Eng.) Daily Telegraph's
Tokio correspondent says that the
British Far Eastern squadron will assemble
in Tokio Bay early in October,
after the ratification of the Russo-Japanese
treaty, and that the Japanese
fleet will also assemble at the same
Twelve thousand spectators at a bullfight
at Nimes, France, broke up the
chairs, other seals and the boxes and
set fire to the barriers surrounding the
arena, because the matadors refused
to kill another bull as an encore after
they had despatched five.
Finnish farmers and fishermen gave
the visiting Czar presents of their products
and catch, inviting him to call
ofteu and get acquainted.
Vadiwimlanrfirm toward M. TaiCllV
is considered offensive by France, and
it is believed that M. Rouvier will demand
a disavowal. There was Calk of
a joint naval demonstration by France
and the United States.
Canada's yield of 2.250,000 gallons
of crude petroleum during the last fiscal
year fell far short of the country's
needs. The importations of petroleum
and its products amounted to about
A bomb was thrown at a Warsaw
bank. A serious affray was reported
from Nijni Novgorod, and measures
were said to have been taken to send
large forces of troops into Finland.
The Federal Council, at .Berne.
Switzerland, has established legations
in Russia and Japan, replacing the
Swiss consul-gwneralates in those
Leaders of the Hungarian opposition
have called a conference of all parties
to consider their answer to the Emperor-King,
whom they severely cen- j
sure for not listening to their delegates.
It was expected in Tokio. Japan, that
the Russian cruiser Novik. sunk by the
Japanese neat* KrosakovsK, Island of
Sakha lien, in August, 1004. wiH be
i*?i iftmi :i I inn!; the middle of next month.
Winnipeg, Manitoba, now has a population
of over 78,000.
The terms of the protocol of agreement
signed by the commissioners of
Norway and Sweden were made public
at Christiauia and Stockholm. Norway
has practically conceded Sweden's
demand for the abandonment of
.M. Cavaignac. a distinguished
French statesman and Minister of War
during the Drevj'us case, died suddenly
Togo's flagship was destroyed as the
Maine was, it is now believed In Tokio,
NORWAY MAY-BE REPUBLIC
Sentiment Grows in Favor of That
Torm of Government
KoriTezinns Soon to Haiti a PlebUcit* t*
Decide on the Future of Tlieir
London.?Norwegians are to nold a:
plebiscite to decide on a future form
of government. The sentiment in favor
of a republic is increasine. ie Klne -
has finally decided that no Swedish
prince will accept the throne of Norway
and it is understood that Denmark
has reached a similar decision.
The prolonged nature of the Carlstad
"conference indicates at once the.difficulty
the delegates of Norway and
Sweden found In coming to an agreement
and ihe extent to which they,
realized the importance of so doing.
The news that the separation of the
twin kingdoms will be effected with
out what would really have been civiL'
war is received with general relief.
The fear of such a war seemed in the
circumstances unreasonable; petbaps
it was so, but it cannot be denied that
the fenr existed and it was not inexplicable.
Now, however, it bas been
When the King of Sweden has approved
the terms of the treaty for presentation
to the Rigsdag it can be fully
effected without recourse to a foreign
chief of State as an umpire. Ther
scope of the arbitration is a compromise
between Sweden's limited and
Norway's wider proposa4s, and the ' > :
treaty comprises also an al.liance in regard
to the independence of the Scandi- / \
navian Peninsula. The people of
Sweden Jiave suspended judgment on
the agreement until the terms of tbe
settlement are understood.
FIRE RAVAGES BUTTE.
Heavy Rain Saves City From Destruc- ,
tion?Damage. $1,250,000. |
Butte, Mont.-Butte was visited by
the worst fire in its history. The
flames swept through the central business
portion of the city and aestroyed
property valued at about $1,250,000.
Tne heaviest loser is the Symons Dry,
Goods Company. Pts building and contents,
valued at about 5600,000, being
a total loss. Nothing is left to mark
the spot but a smoldering mass of timbers
and twisted iron.
Flying embers alighted on the roof
of the Butte Public Library Building,
a four-story structure, one of the finest
buildings in the city. It is now in- . '
ruins. The loss on the library building,
together with nearly 500,000 volumes,
is about .$500,000. The othec
principal losses are: Atlantic saloon,
about $20,000; Walkover Shoe Company,
about $6000; Ogden saloon,about.
S3000; California bakery, about $1200;
Clark Block. $600. The Symons Company
carried $310,000 insurance. Th& ,
Walkover Shoe Company had a $15,000
stock, on which $9000 insurance was.
Several firemen, painfully, but not
seriously, hurt by falls, were takea
to hospitals. The night watchman in
Ihe Symons Building discovered the
lire a few minutes before 9 o'clock p.
iu. The smoke was so dense that the
firemen were compelled to fight the >
flames from the sides of the building.
Panned by the stiff wind, the embers
lew for blocks, and it was only by the lardest
kind of work that the sixitory
Clark 3uildiug, just across the
street, ^ was saved. A heavy rain
ivhich beiian soon after the fire was
liscovered enabled the firemen to gain
rontrol of the flames and prevent the
iesti'Uftlon of the ci'tyr' .
CIRCUS TENT BLOWN DOWN.
Thousands Caught When It Fell?One
Killed. Many Hurt.
Maryvilie, Mo.?Fifteen thousand *
persons were enveloped in the folds
>f the great main tent of the Ringling
Bros.' circus, which collapsed under
'he strain of a severe wind. Charles
Robinson, of Maryville, received injuries
from which he died, and hunircds
of others suffered bruises and
Panic followed the collapse of the
lent. It was during the middle of the
night performance, and the crowd, intent
upon -what was going on In the
*ing, had scarcely noticed that the
tvind, which had been blowing a gale
all day, had increased in violence.
With the collapse of the menagerie
[ tents wild animal cages were overtimed,
and the roars of the beasts
frightened the crowd.
| When the tent was finally raised the
neople stampeded to get out, and
'.hose on the outside blocked the entrances
in an attempt to got to their
friends. In the jam some of the in- .
jured were trampled.
NEW CYCLONE IN CALABRIA", j
Large Numbers of Bodies Found io
Ruins?20,000 Cattle Killed. * j
Rome. Italy.?Another cyclone caused
enormous damage in Calabria. A
gradual clearance of the buildings
cuined by the recent earthquakes shows
that the number of persons to perish
was greater than givea ia the first es- ?
ti mates. f
Largo number of bodies are being
discovered daily. The work of constructing
wooden cabins under Government
supervision is proceeding rapidly.
Two thousand have already been completed
and 4000 more will be necessary
to shelter the homeless people, who are
sleeping in the railroad depots.
Statistics show 20.000 cattle perished
during the earthquakes.
Leaves $3,000,000 to Charity.
The will of Baron Nathaniel Rothschild,
who died in Vienna on June J2,
has been probated in London. The
Baron bequeathed over $5,000,000 to
charily, chiefly devoted to the relief
of sufferers from chronic incurable
wiiia aa uiu^ij
Cilri stenographers are acting as
strike-breakers in the printers' strike
in Chicago, and are operating the big,
typesetting machines. The employers
say they are a success.
Kaiser Wilhelm II. receives from G00?
to 700 letters and appeals daily.
The Government of India will send; r
four graduate students to Cornell Uni-1
versity to take special work in agriculture.
Many Chinese in Amoy were poisoned,
owing to an attempt to smuggle;morpbia
into thr country in a flour:
The word "smos'' has been added to
the language to describe the combina-j
tion of smoke and fog which so ofteu]
darkens London streets.