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For the Woman who Wants to Know.
For the Son nnd Daughter who Need to Know.
For the Buslness Han Too Busy to Know.
What Was Done Last Week
In This World or Ours
Hlstory-making Events In All Llnes of Activlty.
Brief. CLosslflcd, Complete, to Date.
A Renay Reference Encyclopcdla.
Xnox On Trust Lnws.
In a newspapcr Intervlew Attorney
? Oeneral Knox sald that the trust legts
latlon now ennctcd by thls sesslon of
Congress, wns satlsfnctory 10 tho Ad
minlBtratlon. He thought a vory lofig
strlde In ndvance had been aceompllshod
nnd tho promiso of last fall made good.
Bryan's Call To Arms.
In a front pngc, four-column announce
rnicnt of his weekly paper, "The Com
mone'r," date of February 13th, AA'. J.
Jonnlngs makes "a cnll to nrms." lt
Is nddressed to Democrats of ? tho Kan
brs Clty platform stripo nnd urges Irri
medlato organlnatlon of clubs ln every
votlng preclnct of tho country to off
__t the efforts of tho Grover Cleveland
factlon whlch Bryan says are belng mado
lyatamatlcally to regaln control of tho
During tho post woek Jlr. Bryan has
beon on a tour of the Enst. IIs speech
at the dinner of the New York Press
Club wss notable for its absence ot po?
lltlcal themes and to reporters iho sald
ho was no longer a candldatc for tho
pi?idency. Speaklng to the Women's
Democratlc Club of Brooklyn he denled
that he had' taken any posltlon on tho
woman suffrage question and sald thnt
hls vlews of tho grenter economlcal nnd
polltlcal Issues hi_ not been changed but
thnt when the," dld change tho country
would know lt.
Morgan Aiding Socialism.
Secretary Long, of the Pennsylvanla
SocialIstlc Commlttee has nddressed u
lotter to J. Picrpont Jtorgan saylng:
"You are tho leader of the ?,m_t modern
Bo-called trust movement, which ls dolng
more to preparc civlllzed oountries for the
advent of Socialism than all the fceblo
efforts of us worklngmen."
IWotnan Suffrage Campaign.
Jlrs. J. Ellen Foster. the omlnent suf
trage orator. Is leadlng the campaign
In New Hampshlro In the Intercst of the
woman suffrago amendment to be votcd
on In that Stato Jlarch 10th. The Sena?
tors and Reprosentatives from the four
States which have woman suffrage havo
sent a slgned declaration in its favor
to be used in the New Hampshlro cam?
President's Negro Policy.
lt was announced at Washlngton
Monday that Presldent Roose.elt hnd de?
clded not to nppolnt Samuel H. A'lck,
colored, postmaster at AVllson, N. C. It
was on this appolntment that Senator
JJrltehard made hls test of the nnti-negro
or "Llly AA'hltc" movement In North Car?
ollna. bppnsltlon to Vick was solely on
the ground of hia color.
The Presldent has refusod to wlth
draw the nomlnation of Dr. Crum as Col?
lector of Charleston. nothwlthstandlng
the unfavorablc actlon of the Senato
Ko Delaware Compromise.
The Addicks Republlcans ln the Doln
wafe Lcgislnture formally decllncd the
propositlon of the Regulars Tuesday, for
it compromse on somo cand'ld'ate other
than Addicks for the Senate.
ln a slgned statement Issued by Ad?
dicks the Regular Republlcans were
warned that they could never obtaln po
litical preferonce ln the Stnte and that
the l'nlon Republlcans would bereufter
rule Delaware and refuso to enter prlma
ries wlth the Regulars.
Our Venezuelan Claims.
A protocol for tho adjustment of the
"Unlua States clalms agalnst Arenezuela
was slgned by Secretary Hay and Mr.
Bowen, Tuesday. A eommlsslon. of two
members, a A'enezuclan and an Amerlcan.
appolnted by Prosldents ' Castro and
Roosevelt respeetlvely, ls to meet at Cnr
aoas. In caso of dlsagreemcnt the Qucen
ot Holland ls to appolnt an umplre.
Justice Shiras Retires.
Assoeiate Justlco Shiras of tho Unlted
States Supreme Court has taken advan
tage of hls privllege to retiro at tho nge
of seventy, after a term of ten years ns
Federal judge, by sendlng hls reslgnation
to take effeet February 2-1 th.
The nomlnajlon of Judge AVIUiam R.
Day, of Ohio .to sueceed JusUce Shirus,
was sent td the Senate Thursday by. tbe
Presldent. At the same time John -K.
Rlchnrds. of Ohio was named to bo Unl?
ted' States Circult Judge of tho Sixth
Jucjiclal Dlstrlct and Henry JI. Hoyt, of
Pennsylvania, to be the Solicitor-Gencral.
Weaver Philadelphia's Mayor.
John AV'oaiver, present Dlstdlct Attomey
Pf Philadelphla, was electod Tuesday, as
Mayor of tho-t clty by a large Republl?
General Miles Returns.
General Nelson A. Allles has returned
from a flve montihs 'trlp around the
world. 11c inspected tlie troops nnd
military stallons through out tbe Phll
Ippine Islnnds and reports n'.l In splendid
Cortelyou Ir. Cabinet.
Thu Senato Jlonday unsuiir.iour.ly con
Ilrmed 1'iesldent Roosovelt's nomlnation
of hls prlvata secretary, George Bruce
Cortclycu. to occupy the new cabinet of?
flce oC Svcrotary of Commerce and l._i_
bor. lle wlll be succeeded or, private
Bocretary by AAMlllam J. Loeb, now
__Bslsta).t secretary tt? the Presldent. ''?
Jain*' R.' Garflel., won .?" the lato
_?realdeiit. l-.i* been appolnted Commls
Bloner of t'orpoiT-Uo-ia.
Arroy l::.f. Bill Sifrned.
The Ar: .-, ?laft blll. ubulishlng Ihe of
flce of CVn-CW?Ing Generiil of the Ar?
my aml ntiiliorlslng tho orgnjiisallon of a
general sl ?"?, wu__ uiitnod by the Presl?
dent Fobiuury Hth. lt wlll ko lnto
oiT.c. next Attgust on thn istireint-ut of
_'._Ucr Under Arrest.
Lleutonuiil-Coinmandor CA'.ter, captaln
of Ihe U. S, i.eean-goiiig tug Plscataqiiu,
which grounded In Sublg Buy during tho
recenl _,-_?.-;-. l inanoeuvres, hns been or?
dered tn Washlngton under arrent afler
n Ofteen duys' trlal by court-marllul at
Jlnnila. He was chargod wlth negllgehce
ln leorlng the PU-catuqua ln charge of
_ non-ooinm-saloned ofllcer whlle ho took?'
Court Martial for Wells.
Secretary Moody bus rojocted ln part
the flndliiK of tln- Court of Inqulry (.on
coriilng the wrerklng of the tug Leydcn
ou the coast of Blook Island, January .'1,
and has ordered the oourt martial of
Lieutenant Cheater AVells, wh , waa lu
charge of th-e tug.
A "WireleBs" lmprovement.
The current Blectrlcal Rcvl.vv an.
nounc(_s tliat Peter Cooper jlowlit has
mado a development of hi. mercury vu
por lamp, wlilcli v/lll establlsh wlreless
telegraphy on a conimorclal basls, R
take* thu placo of thu usual spark guj,
_,>.- dlscharglng ln tho send mn>i und will
furnUh a much more powerful electricul
fr?v? !_b_.u __i pc?i.'- by. .thu yrt-ui.t,
mothod, It wlll also mnko secrcey in
Panama Optlon Closed.
To prevont the thrcatcncd increase In
price or transfer of optlon to forclgn
cnpllnllsts if tho optlon ou the Panunia
Canal rlght wns not closedl by Mnrch
?Ith Presldent Roosevelt decided Tuesday
to close tho deal at once. Accordlngly, he
tolographed tho Now Pnnnma Cannl
Company at Parls, agreelng to pny $10,
000,000 as soon as tho treaty had been
rntiflod by the Unlted States'nnd Colom
Army Generals Promoted.
In anticipation of tho rctlrement of
Major-Gcncral Hughes in Aprll next
Presldent Roosevelt has sent to the Sen?
ate tho nomlnatlons of Inspector-Genernl
Breckinridgo to suecced Hughes, and of
Quartormaster-General Ludlngton to siic
ceod Breckinridgo -on' hls rctlrement tm
medlateily after hls promotion. General
ludlngton Is also to bo retired wlth the
hlgher rank, and Brlgadier-OeneriU AVnde
wlll be ndvanced to tho vaeancy.
Ro.ot Staggers the Senate.
Obeylng lltorally the Senate's recent
request on motlon of Culborson, of Texas,
for a detalled report of Phlllpplnc re?
celpts and-expondituros, Secretary Root
has dollvered to the Sonato half a dozen
hugo bundles of typowrltten matter,
which wou-ld cost thousands of dollars
to prlnt and make several great volumes.
Army Collage Cornerstone.
Presldent Roosevelt and Secretary of
AA'ar Root and army offlcers ot highest
rank took part In tho ceremoniul corner?
stone laylng of the .new army war col?
lege In tho BarracksJatVWashlngton, yes.
terday. " ? ""?v *
Work of Congress*
Fewer Illustrated Reports.
To pt.K'ent tlhe excessivo and unncces
eary IlluKjation of GDvernment docu
ments for the snko of economy tho House
February Uth, adopted an amendment to
the approprlatlon for prlntlng tho report
of the Secretary pf Agriculture, making
It. mandatory on tho Publlc Prlnter to II
lustrate a docflment only when express
ly ordered by the head of a department
who must show that lt is imperntivcly
Philippine Currency Bill.
The Senate Mondny passed tho Phll
ipplno Currency blll with an amendment
provldlng for a conference between gold
nnd sllver standard countrles lo fix a
cornmerclal exohange. It prescrlbes thnt
the unlt of value in tlhe Philipplnes shall
be the gold pie of 12 2-10 grains oC gold,
9-10 flne. The gold coins of tho Unlted
Stntcs nt the rate of ono dollar for two
pises- aro to bo legal tender ln tho islands.
The Senate hnving concurred, Feb. 11,
ln the House amendments to the Elkins
Antl-Robato blll, thls mensuro received
the Presldent's slgnnture early in the.
House Passes Naval Bill.
The House Thursday passed the naval
approprlatlon blll. An amendment au
ihorized tho purchaso of submarine boats
and approprlates $500,000 for that. purpose.
The bill provldes for three new.battle
shlps, nn armored orulser, two steel nncl
ono w-ooden tralning shlp and rfiqulres
tho use of domestic mnchlnery and ma-i
terials in their constructlon.
Pushing Currency Bill.
Tho House Monday adopted a speclal
order to keep the Fdwjer Currency bill
before tho Houso for the rest of tlie ses
sion, not, howover, to interfero wlth oth?
Fighting for the Canal.
Followlng a caueus agroement of tho
Republlcan Sonators, the Senato . begnn
Thursday at an early hour the consldera?
tion of tho,Panama, Canal treaty in exe?
cutlve sesslon, with Hfvowed intention'
of contlnulng uritil a voto on that ques?
tlon should he reached, The object was
to tlre out the venerablo Senator Mor
g:i:i, of Alabama, whose dctermlnation to
talk tho treaty to death was known.
Quay jolned ln tlils flllbustor because
Prcsidont's closlng of canal optlon would
obviatoan extra sesslon.
Air Brakes Bill Passed.
The House Mondny passed tho Sennte
blll to amend the rallroad safoty appli
anco law compelllng rallroads to equlp
tenders with couplcrs nnd requlring a
more general use of airbrnkes.
Tho tlme for ratlfylng the Cuban re>
clprocity treaty has boen extended from
March lst to Aprll lst.
Lynn Strikc Failing.
Breaks'in thu ranks of tho strikers and
tlio refusal of other workers to Joln aro
sald to miu'k the boglnnlng of tlie end of
the strike of the Knlglns of Lnbor shoo
cutters ot Ijynn, Mass., agalnst the Boot
an.l Shoo AVorkers' Union. It ls expeoted
that tho latter organization soon wlll be
ablo to llil the strikers' places, thus
j ondlng tlie strike.
| Labor Honors Mitchell.
| Tlio labor uiilons of Chlcngo hold a dc
I nioiiHtrntion MOnday nlght ln honor of
Presldent Mitchell, of tln) Mlno AVorkers'
a Unlon. The meet ing was addressed by Mr.
j Mitchell, Claronco S. Darrow and Henry
!'.>. I.loyd. .Mr. Lloyd sald of Presldent
Roosevelt: "Where Cloveland gavo us
mllltary usurpation und government by
Injunotlons, Roosovolt lins given us arbl
Iration?tho boldost an.l greatest act of
recent stntesmanshlp?a short cut ricross
lotx lu tlie r.-al Anierlenn style."
Flat Janitors Orgnnize.
Five unlons hnve been forined in Chl?
cago by tlie junltnrs of lla'tn in that city
and a Central Council to look nftcr tho
| Interests of members havo been formed.
i Consluorablo liioonyonlotico has beon caus
el to dwcll.-rs ln buildlngs whose Jnnl?
tors have not jolned thn orgnnizatlon as
Unlon mllk, Ice and coal drivers wlll n.at
dellvor g.aod., ln "scab" (lata,
AVabash Wap.e Dispute,
Pr.sld.nl ItiuiiHt-y, of the Wabash and.
a cotninUtop ropreKoniing tho trnln
nicn nnd pondnctors <af thnt system hnv?
ing failed to agrea to a wngo lrufoa:io,
the commlttee orxlored a poii ..f tim sys
tom on .loninn.l for tho sclicdulo slml
Inr to that granted recently by tho st.
houls llnea, Presldent "Ramsey has re?
fused tn giniit any tricrease east of thn
Misslsslppi and a strlko affoctlng 2,000
men may n-sult.
Trolley Men Get Raise.
Tho Mussachuseits eloctrlo rompaiilos,
COll t roll Ing nll trolley llnes lu Eastern
MussnehiisottK outsldo nf Boston, Imvo
'granted an nverage liiemiHw t a \\\a\x
3,822 employpB of 12.18 per cent.
Mitchell Not to Lecture.
Preslderit John Mlich.-ll, of the United
Mine Workers, decllned Thursday t?> i.|i
p.-ar on th* CllftUtftuqua Clrcult, for whlch
ho ha-i been, bookeij for twenty niulits
ni |20p a nlght. lie feured tlie ci.bukci
im-iu inlglit L-yi;l!tct willi hls wurk for the
The Whole Field^ at a Olance.
The Weather Was in Verity tho Wcek's Most Imprcsaive Claim on History.
Amerlcan dotcrmiimtion to dig tho Pannma Canal may AVashington. Protocol botween this country nnd Vcn
hnvo been cinplia_.j_.ed by tho strenuous President's courBo ezuela Bigncd. Tlio Prosident docliu.ed to willidraw
in. closing the French option whilo Morgan nnd Qttay join- Lruin's nomlnation, but decided ngainst a colored post
cd hands in holding up tho Senntc's ratiflcation "of treaty master for Wilson, N. C. No compromisc in Delaware
with Colombin. Federal Judgo Crosscup mny havo given scnnl.or flght, ' Byran issued call for clubs to opposo
tho Bcof Trust a jolting tempornry injunction. Franco party rcorganizers.
mny have joined Russia nnd Austria in coercion of tlie Except for tho Maocdoninn war cloud, Europoan. poli
Turks. War may havo begun in Honduras. Inventor tics havo had no important dovelopmonts. King Edward
Hcwitt mny have added to wirekss teiegraphy possi- opened Parliamcnt nnd favored Irish land purcliaso act.
bilities. Still nll of these were meroly developments to- dapan and Korea got .together. Cuba conceded two
ward lnrger cvciitualities. Amcrican naval bases, tho chief being Guantannmo, near
over this entiro country, flouting us, nipping us, stop- Santiago. Honduras in throcs of rovolution nnd Prcsi
The weathor, Avinter's worse, wns dominnntly at large dent Sierra becomes military dictntov to opposc Presidcnt
ping us; hurting the poor nnd hindering tho rich a pres- elect Bohilla.
cnt nll-pcrvnsivc uncacapnble fnctor in our life,. sooially, Reported commercial combinntions of tho woek were
commerciiilly nnd physicnlly. It pnralyzed our means those of loading soft coal operators. Southern. ynra
of transportalion nnd communication for dnys, and concerns, Bnltimoro iron men and largo eystey interests.
caused widespread suffering Avith loss of life and vnst IMnssachusetts trolley men got wage increase. Wabash
injury to property. Jack Frost was a rival king at New *nim men didn't. Wirclcss system to Hawnii announced.
Orlcans nnd gave the entiro South his most chillintr em- Fr3day Wls Pop0 Lco'8 twonty*--fth anniversary jubi
, ?? ? . -,???"?_ ? ..,.,. lco. Emperor William deelnrod his beliof in "tho one
brnce in many vonrs. Ranchmen m tho West nnd i 1 n _? -vi n j- _ 1 ?, , i ,. l t - .
J - . ? ? """ . ,lnu nnd only God." MethodiBts decided to meot at Los An
Southwcst lost thousands of cnttle on range and in snow- gclo. and declared dividends for book concern. Dowio de
bound trains. Locnl trnffic in all large cities waa at a fcrrcd nssault on Now* Yot-. Salvationist Booth prnyed
stnndstill, in Sennte and wns entertained hy Frcsident.
Pcnding the outcome of the Senato's effort to tire out ln nddition to Hewitt's wirclcss discovcry advanccs iu
the anti-cnnal fllibustcrcrs, littlo progress hns been made science were DempwolfT's discovery of insect enemy to mos
an important legislntion in eitlier branch "\of Congress. quito and new dentnl methods. Test of'formnlin on rab
Thc nnvnl bill got through - tho 1 louse, including provision bits unfavorable. Tetrahcdron typo of wnrship for Ger
i'or submnrinos nrid'three new battleships, while the Scn- many. Colonel Prntt, of Carlislo Indian School nnd Mrs.
atc pnssed the, Lodge Piiilippino Currency. bill, Anti-Re- Stanford retired from educational scrvice.
bate bill signed by the Fresident. Cortclyou confirined An unusual number of disastcrs on water and on lnnd
and installed ns vSecretary of Commerce nnd Labor nnd' occurred.
Gnrfleld nnmed ns Commissioner of Corporations.' Shiras Conreid succeeded Grau in charge of New York's grand
left tho iSupremc Court nnd Day's nomlnation for his opera. Vondcr Stucken left Cincinnati Collego of Music.
place nindc. New Army War Collego dedicated at Snrgent's Boston Library friezo unveiled.
New Dental Methods.
At tho celebra'tlon Monday of tho fif
teenth annlversary of tho Odontographlc
Soclety of Chlcngo, whlch was attended
by 2,000 dentlsts from all ovor the coun?
try. two imjportant demonstratlons of now
Ynotho'Js were: The use of porcclain as a
substituto for gold. siiver and amalgam
ln the lllllng of teeth and tho analysls of
patient's sallva to diagnoso diseaso of
tho teeth nnd gums.
The Mosqvito's Enemy.
Dr. Dempwolff, who succecded Professor
Koch us head of the antl-malaria expe
dlllon to Now Guinea. hns dlscovered an
lnsect which destroys tho anopheles mos?
qulto. He proposos to cultivate Its artl
flcially in the hopo of cxtermlnatlng the
mosquito nnd thereby malarla.
Formalin for Rabbits.
In experimentlng with the injection
of formalin lnto the blood of rabbits in
fected with septlcaemla, tho Now York
Health Board has obtained unfavorable
results. Dr. Barrows, .the originator of
the treatment, sald that thls was not a
fnlr test of the valub of formalin in
tijcatlng a human belng as the rabblt
ivoTfld die from the dlsease much qutcker
than a person, thus not glvtng tlme for
tho formnlln to act. Dr. Bnrrows has
effcctod several more cures wlth formalin
since hls llrst successful case at Bellevue
Cotton Boll Wecvil's Foe.
' Mexican sclentists have dlscovered a
pecullar spocles of spider whlch wlll feed
on tlio eggs of the cotton boll wecvil and
on the weevil itself. Colonies of the'spl
ders will be placed in the cotton-growlng
rcgions and good results aro hoped for.
A bill is now ponding in Congress ap
propriaiing a largo sum of money to rld
the cotton reglons of the pnst and a blll
offerlrig ?50,00O to the person who dlscov
ors a practlcal remedy is before the Tex?
New Type of Warship.
An Inventlon of its chief construetion
recently acquired by the German Navy
substltutes for the f.*h pattcni type of
shlp that of aquatic blrds by gi-i'ing ves
sels tho llnes 'of a'totrahodron, a llgure
enclosed by trlatigles. '. .Naval - offleers
clalm that it wlll serve the problem ot
increased spec-d without extra power ns
it glldc's. over the water, produclng no
wavos, and decreaslng tho rcslstance.
Talking Books for Blind.
A "pliolophonie" of tnlklng book for the
blind,I recently lnvented in France, ls
niadolof sheets of trnnspareiit paper con?
taining prlnted on tho black background
a number of small wlllle squares separa
ted from each other by intervals of one
or more squaros. Theso squares nnd In?
tervals represent tbo lotters of the alphn
bet. A shcet Is placed ln a frnme be?
tween twn thin platcs of glass fully ex
posed to the light, and an opnque piece
of cardboard or othor mnlerlal. wlth
square oponlng ln tho centre 1b mWed
from left to rlght. As tho light lllumlnii
tod tlio square, .a photophonle. nppnratus
cnuses a sound, whlch ropresents a lot?
j?e?fai and Crfmfnat,
Jury Fails to Agrcr.
In tho case of Di. J. C. A'exander, nf
Indlnnapolls, chnrgei' wlth unuslng bod?
los to be p'roeiired unlawrully, tlio jury
fnlicd to ngroo nfler forly-elght hours and
wero dlscharged laat Sunday.
Union Dcfents Potter,
Tho Now York Suprome Court has de?
cided in the enso of Milltlnnian Potter vs
thn Schonootady Palnters' Unlon thnt
rottor ntii'or was n lull member of that
organization so could not ho relnstatod,
Tlio Injunction resCrulnlng tho unlon from
prevonltng Potter "roiu worklng 1113 a iu
lon mnn was invulidated by the oourt.
Ex-Mayor Ames Found.
Ex-Mnyor Amos of Mlnnenpolls, Mlnn.,
who hnd beon wanted in thnt clty since
last July mi nn in.ilctinont fnr attornptod
brlbery nnd for dofuultlng hls $10,000 ball,
was found ln tho limne of 11 n-latlvo ut
I llancock, N. H., Jnst Sunday.lle wns on
thn vergo of physteal collapsa bul begun
! light agalnst oxtradltlon. *
j Engineer Davis Blamed.
1 Tlio verdlct of the eoronor's jury ln the'
curo of Iho Avi'i'c-k 011 tlie Central Hnil*
ii.n.l uf New ,1.,-rsoy neur A\ e.-itlicld, N,
J., January 'J7th, llxod tho blanio for the
illaaeter ori tho dnui englnoer, Jiuiioh
Dai.'ls. of thu l'lillu.iel|ihia (lyer, altliougli
mltlKiitlng .-IrrumstaiH-os wero found In
his favor, The railr.iad wns oxonerated
and a Btate Itullroud C'oniinlsslou was
TJnited States Ahead.
Tho "Treasury Bureau of Statlstlca,"
now a part of tho naw Department of
Commerce, estimates the Internal com?
merce of the Unlted States In 1002 ns $20,
000,000,000, equal to the entiro internatlon
al commerco of the world. The cstlmate
Is based on only one transactlon in each
artlclo produced, whcreas usually lt ls
dealt In by several mlddlemen between
producer and consumer.
Another Rich Gold Find.
I News of the rich gold find ln the Tana
na Rlver A'alley, Alaska, has been con
f.Tmed and 2,000 mlners nre rushlng there
from Nome, Dawson. Eagle, Rampart
and other Yukon camps, some of them
wlth only supplies enough to lnst through
the journey. At this rate mnny of them
are llkely to perlsh as supplies aro very
For Transpacific Wircless.
Tho Paclflc AVircless Telephone and
Telegraph Company Is at work on a wirc?
less telegraph system between Hawall
and the Paclflc coast. It has not yet
been declded whether Seattle or San
Francisco shall be tho termlnus on thls
sido. 1-owerful dynamos have been con
structed whlch wlll send raessages 3,000
Newspaper Publishers Meet.
The Amerlcan Newspaper Fublishers'
Assoclntfon held Its seventeenth annual
conventlon during thls week at New York.
Papers from all over the country were
represented, there belng U3 publishers
present. The llmit of membershlp was
raisod from 200 to 400.
Baltimore Iron Combine.
Tho South Baltlmore Car Works, the
South Baltlmore Foundry, tho Ryan and
McDonaUl Alanufacturing Company and
tho Natlonal Supply Company ot Baltl?
more are planning to consolldnte, wlth
several now companles, with $3,000,003
A Bituminous Combine.
A lnrge number of bituminous coal op?
erators mot nt Philadelphla Tuesday and
formed tho Bituminous Coal Trade Asso?
clatlon. The object set forth was "the
nvotdanoe of tho fluctuatlpns of a specu
latlvo market projudlclal "to the Interests
of producers, customers nnd employes,'
It was denled that the combine was form?
ed lo regulate or flx prices. L. N. Lovell,
of New York, was eiected presldent.
New Texas Oil Gusher.
The rlchost oll yet produced ln quanti?
ty In Toxus began spoutlng from the
Crossbie Davle well near Sour Lnke
AVednesduy. lt was estlmated that tho
gusher, had a capaclty ot flO.OOO barrels
ln 21 hours.
Big Lumber Deal.
AV. H. Clllbrirt, ownor of a saw-mlll ot
Duluth, Jlinn., has bought botween three
nnd fur biillon feet of standlng plno, nnd
a lot of mahogany on tho Bahnma Is
lands nnd has secured from the Britlsh
Government llcense to cut nnd manufae
turo tho timber when dcslrod. Alr. Gll
bert bus started for tho Islands with
logglng and manufacturlng exports and
wlll erecf several saw-mills there.
UAc Week's ^Disasters,
Four men wero kllled and flve sorious
ly lujured by tho exploslon of un olght
lnch shell at Fort Lnfayctta. near Fort
Hamllton, L. 1., Thursday. Tho old fort
was used by tho Ordnnnco Department or
tho navy for loiuling and unloading shells.
Tho shell oxploded whlle n fu.se was be?
Tho Y, AI, C. A. bulldlng, tho Fountnln
Square Theatre and several adjacent
bulldlngs |n Sprlngileld, Ohlo, wero de?
stroyed by llro Thursday, Loss, $250,000.
Tho pnsaengor sienmor Olh'e, en route
from Franklln, A'a., to Edonton, N. c\,
wns struck by n cyolono in the'Chowiifl
Rlver early Jlonday night and sunk be?
fore her passengers could leavo thelr
berths. Soventeon wore drowned nnd ihe
llve sumivors who stood walst doop in
ihe water on tho pllot house wero reB
cuod next morning ln an nlmost frozen
A Nciwnrk, N. J. irolley oar erowdei*
wllh 125 hlgh Bchool students Thurmlay,
Inlled 1o roHpond to brnkos nnd crasheii
through gntoB lnto tho D. I. & w. Rall
road track whord lt collldod wlth an ex?
press train. Elght ohlldren wuru kllled
nnd a seoro Injurod, Tho dlsastor waa
sald to ho duo to tho ovorloiidlng ot tho
car whlch made |t too heavy for jha
brnkos. Tho road had beon wiirned
ngulnst thls by the achool uuthnrltlcs,
Sovoral wero Itlllcd and many injurod
ln iho tlestructlon of tho CUfton llotol
by llro ut Cedar Ruplds, lowa, Thursday,
Many of the guests wero Y. JI. C. A.
Conventlon Ui'leuate., Proporty Josa, $150,
OOB, ? ? - .'
Mrs. Stanford to Retire.
Professor Jordan, of Stanford Unlver?
slty, has announced tho Intention of Mrs.
Stanford to surrender the control of the
unlverslty to its board of trustees. The
Legislature of Caliafornia ls expected to
amend tho chnrter accordingly.
Liberal University Plana.
Plans have been made for the openlng
of Laiberal University at Kansas Clty
Isob., under tho charge of Thaddcus B
"Wakeman. The university iras loeated
formerly at Silverton, Oregon.
Instructor of Indians Retires.
Col. Rlchard II. Pratt, founder of tho
Carllslo Indian School, reslgned his su
perlntendcncy of tbe Institution Tuesday
in a telegram to the Department ot the In'
torlor. Hls reslgnatlon followed the re
ceipt of omcial notlficatlon of hls retire
ment wlth the grade of Colonel, by thu
dlrectlon ot the Presldent.
Experiments with "Muscle Bed.
In expej-Imenting with his muscle bed
a perfectly balanced apparalus for lndl
cating tho changes ln the centre of gra
vlty of human body, Dr. Andorson. of
"lale, has succede<l In welghing thought
or ln ascertalning the amount of blood
whlch changes place In the body under
mental ns well as physlcal cxerclse. He
has also found that ex-erclsing beforo a
mtrror ls more beneilclal tnan mecnanl
cal gymnastics without tho mlrror and
that pleasant exercises sot In motion n
richcr supply of blood than unpleas
Japan's Training School.
At Toklo, Japan. a training school for
boys has been started ln connectlon with
a shipbuilding plant. The school has
several hundred puplls who havo been dl.
vided lnto four classes. Some of the'r
time ls spent ln class-room work and sev.
ernl hours a day aro devoted to appren
$50,000 to Oberlin College.
President Klng. of Oberlin College has
announced a glft of 150.000 ns nucleus ot
tho $500,000 whlch tho college hopes to
ralse this year. It 1s planned to erect
a chapel, biologlcnl scie-nee hall, a-"mln
islration bullding. woman's gymnasium
Young Men's Chrlstlan Association bulld?
ing and men's club.
Foot-Ball Too Dangerous.
The" Intercollcgiate Foot-bail Rules
Commjttce has received a petition s gn d
by over seventy head masters of prepara
tory schools favorlng a modiflcation of
tho playing rules of footbnll to make it
less dangerous without sacTificIng- the
Cornell Typhoid Epidemic.
Tho senlor clnss of Cornell Unlverslty
hns formully requested the trustees to
undertake tho task of supplying all'stu
dont quartors wlth pure water In viow of
Uie prevalling typhoid opldemlc whlch
hos.cnrrled off more than a score rnsl
dents of.Ithlca; mnny of whom wore Unl?
verslty students. Thls proposltlon was re
Jeeted by tho trustees, soveral ot whoni
aro members of tho local water company
The Church and the Rich.
Tho Rev. Herbert S. Johnson, of Bos?
ton, Sunday sald that the "bllliona.ro's"
lnfluence tenfled to eonfuso moral aistlnc
tlons and to produco moral ,cowarllce
n tho members of tho church. I e thoinrht
Hat tho church's falllng popularlty wUh
labm-Ing men wns due to her renutatlon
for economle injustlce. pPutatlon
The Pope's Jubilee. 1
Tho twenty*flfth anlvoivmry of Pine
of Home. Ho roeelved many gltts m
Methodists Choose Los Angeles
The Methodlst Book Comniittee ha,*
choson Los Angeles, Cal? as tho ,neotli?r
Placo of tho next qundrennli, cbnfoS
pneo of thnt body. I? Mny, 1!)0 , co^;
hundred nnd lifty delegatos wlll Z?.
sent Motliodisis ln all oountrjes "h?
commltteo lias doelarod n dlvldend* of ?7K
000 011 tho prollls of tho two book concoi-nR
mulntalned lu New York nnd ClnblnnatlA
Dr. Hale Crltlcised.
Hlgh Churoh 1-plseopalliins bf Boston
woro much wrouglit up recently whou
It was found tliat Dr. Edward ISverott
Halo, tho fmnous Unltarlan prmoher, has
laken thu Holy Cominiinlon at the allar
of Trinity Church at tho memorlal sor
vlco to tho lnto Blshop Ui-ooIih on Jan?
uary 23d. The "Llv|ng Chuich," the
hlgh cliurch- oi'Biin, Uvcluied H a sao
Japanese Korean. Agreement,
Tho Japaneso-Korenn Imbroglio regard
Ing tho Korean edlct agalnst JapaneBO
btiuknotcs has been scttled by tho wlth
drawal of tho votoy a Korean apology and
the fulflllment ot lnst yenr'n agreement
ln regard to tho non-levy ot lllcgal du
rics and the nppolntment of a Alinlstcr
Pleni-potenUary to Jnpan.
India's Buried Wealth.
Before tho Bengal Chamber of Com?
merce Vlcoroy Curzon sald he belleved
tho natlves of Indla had somo $310,000,0001
hoarded away nnd mostly burlcd, Ho
urged them to brlng fortih thls money nnd
Invest it ln Industrlnl onterprlsos nnd
thus proflt by the dcvclopment of In
Castio Tlinnks Us.
Or. recclvlng news of tho sign Ing of tho
piotocols between Jlr. Bowen nnd the
reprcsontntlves of tho Allles, Presldent
CiiBtro, ot Venezuela cabled a message
of thanks to Jlr. Bowen for tho asslst
anco glven hla country by the Unlted
Stntcs. The news caused great rejolc
lng In Caracas.
Boer Generals Distrustful.
Tho Boer Generals Bothn, Do la Rey
Did Bmut havo rofuscd scats in tho
Trnnsvall T-eglalatlve Council. offered
thom by tho Govjcrnmcnt, becauso they
do not bellove the Council to bo in the
best interests of tho country.
New Naval Baso in Cuba.
I'resident Roosevelt's approval of tho
amt-ndments to the naval coallng sta
tions agreement havlng been reported by
Mlnlster Squlres, the documcnt wns slgn?
ed by Presldent Palma, of Cuba, Jlonday.
It glves us two statlons, one at G-uan
tnnnmo nnd the other at Ilohla Hondn,
near Havana. Hercafter ihe former hor
bor ls to bo our naval baso ln tho AVest
Imlles and already tho Carrlbbean Squad?
ron has been ordered to go there and bo
gln work on a permanent statlon. It ln
a flne harbor for defence about forty
mlles east of Snntlago. Ctilebra, ln Por?
to Rlco, Is to be abandoncd as a naval
German Press Displeased.
Tho press of Germany and Austria hns
expresscd declded dlspleosure over the
outcome of the A*enozuelan Imbroglio. A
A'lonna paper calls lt a grent vlctory' for
the Unlted States und the ATonroe Doc
trlno .and says it means danger for Eu
The Engllsh press expresscd satisfaction
and congratulated tho mlnlaters on thelr
es,-ape from n_n entanglement whlch
would sorve as a useful warnlng ln llio
Tumultuous scenos were witnesses in the
Hungarlan Relchstag when the Alinintcr
of Defenca questioncd the veraclty of a
deputy In unparllamentary langunge. Tho
members of tho Opposltlon grew very In
dlgnant nnd tho mlnlster was only pro
tocted from assault by the Deputles of
War in Honduras.
Frlday's tUspatches from Panama re?
ported numerous outbreaks In Honduras
in favor of Presldent-elect Bogilla. Gen?
eral Sierra, presldent of Honduras, as
lumed command of tho army after the
revolutiontsts had achicvod one vlctory.
Ai.'irtlal law relgned throughout the coun?
try. Tho Congress affirmed the decree
by whlch Presldent Sierra transferred
himse-lf from the clvll to the mllltnry arm
of the Government. The Presldents of
Nlcaragua and Salvador have sent troops
to the asslstance of Sierra,
Carnegie's Palace of Peace.
11 was reported at the Iiague Thursday
that Andrew Carnegie was negotiatlng
for the purchase of an estate In.that city
upon whlch to erect a. *'Palnce of Peace"
for the use ot the Internatlonal Court
Venezuela Grants Big Claim.
The Venezuelan Supremo Court Wed?
nesday, ln the case of tho heirs of Henry
Rudloff,' an Amerlcan, agalnst the Vene.
zuelan Government for nnnphnent of a
concesslon glven in 1892 to bulld a mar?
ket in Caracas, granted the full amount
5700,000, clalmed. This evldence of falr
ness hns caused much satisfaetlcn to
Unlted Stato oftlclals,
Spain Gets Damages.
The Court of Sesslona at Edlnburgh
AVednesday awarded to the Gorernment
of Spaln 5337.S0O ln Its sult agalnst tho
Clyd-ebarjk Engineerlng and Shlpbulldlng
Comqpan.', of Scotland, for falluro to dc
llver from torpedo boat destroyers on
contract timo ln 1897. The judge hold
that thelr dellvery mlght, by maklng It
possible for Spaln to have establlshed an
effectivc blockade of Cuba. have crushed
the Insurrection and prevented the wnr
Miss Anthony's Gift.
Susan B. Anthony celebrated her 83d
blrthday Sunday by glving to tho Con
gresslonal Llbrary her colleetlon of books.
tho largest ono on woman suffrage, history
and llteiuturo in tho world. These books
wlll bo placed ln a speclal alcove dedi
cated to her,
$3,000,000 For Charity. v
Tho wlll ot tho lnte Jlrs. Cornclla Ap
pleby of St. Paul, Jllnn., leaves nearly
$3,000,000 for the beneflt of the worthy poor
of thnt clty, irrespectlve ot raco or creod.
The fund ls to bo admlnlstered tndepend
cntly of any orgnnlzed charity,
For Sociological Baedekers.
A novel enterprlse proposed by the
Amerlcan Instltuto of Soclal Servlce ls
tho publication of a set of sociological
Baedekers glving informatlon about the
soclal economlc actlvltles of nll the cltles
of Europe. Dr.' W, H. Tolman, secretary
of tho instltuto, ls to start ln May on a
four-months' trlp nt Miss Helen Gould's
oxpenso to gathcr the nceded Informa?
Cholera Infantum /.erum.
The aummer corps of physiclnns of tho
Now York.Health Departmont proposos
tn uso a soriim whlch it has found for
tho curo of cholera Infantum. Great ro
nults aro expected among the poor when
hot weather comos,
McKinley Fund $500,000.
The AlcKinley Natlonal Memorlal As?
soclatlon reports that during Its llrst year
It has oolleotcd moro than $500,00., but
says thnt $100,000 must be addod before
tho monuimont can bo stnrted. To do thls
cortlflcntes wlll bo dlstrlbuted to the po. t
oftlcos and department stores of the coun?
try to bo glvon to ovory person contrlbut
ing $1 or moro.
Servant Life Investlgated,
Mlsa Lllllan Pattlnglll, a grnduato of
Jlount Holyoke Collego, who volunturlly
bocamo a honse-sorvant to flnd "why her
countrywomon wha havo thelr own livlng
to make can bo bo bllnd to the butter
slde of thelr brend," beglns nn aceount of
hor exi-erlences In tho Jlarch "Every
iKidy'a Aiagazlne." ,
Tnskegoe Negro Conference.
Tho twelfth annual Tuskegoe Negro
Conforonco, nttendod by himdreds of 001.
ored nion nnd womon from all parts of
tho South. was opened at Tuskogee, AH-.
Wednesday. R?'ofossor Booker T, AVnsh
Jfigbon ajdyocated a jkiJbUIvq ugresslve
effort toward progress mthor than me-rt
negatlvo crltlci-ms andl - recltaUon of
wrongs. Declaratlons wero adopted fa
vorlng tlio teachlng of agrlculturo ln tlio
country schools, better homes. schools,
etc., and tlie iitrtberlnB of friendly teln.
tlons between the races.
To Solve Help Questlon.
Tho current "Amerlcan Agrlculturlat"
says lt proposes to gather from all soc
tlons of tho country first hand data
about whnt help farmers and housckeep.
ors neod, rate of wages, etc, nlso what
the wago workors want, wlth a view to
solvlng tho help questlon. On what Un?
the Informatlon Ih to bo used, the edltom
do not yet make clear.
Ida M Tarbell, wrlllng of John D.
RocKefdlcr in the history ot the Stand*
anl Oll Company for McClure's, cxplams
nis farrtous rebato deoJ wlth tho rallroad
by saylng that whllo he has "religious
emotlon and sentlments ot charity" ho
lacks "notlons of Justlce and regard tor
the rights of others."
Chicago Educatlonal Conference.
Ovor <IOO reprcsentatlvo teachers, edl
tors, proachors and reformers from twen.
ty-three States and five foreign coun
trleg took part in tho Conventlon for Re
Igious and Moral Educatlon at Chlcago
last week. A wplrit of toleranco and
earnest Jnqulry characterlzed this gath
erlng. A permanent organization was
made and the Constitutlon of the Na?
tlonal Educatlonal Association adopted
wlth only sJIght verbal changes. Tho
name of the new organization la tho Re?
ligious Educatlonal Aissoclatlon. Ita
prlme object is "to render service in unl
fylng of work. Frank K. Banders, dean
of the YaJo Dlvlnity School. waa elected
presldent and Nlcholaa Murray Butler
of Columbia. vlce-presldent
tfrt, TTfus/cj Xottors.
Stucken to Compose.
Frank Van dcr Stucken. who has been
connectcd with the Clndnnatl College of
Muslc since 1807, will reslgn hls posltlon
as Dlrector at the close of the present
academlc year and devote his tlme to tha .
composltion of muslc.
*mtoortant New Books.
I .ybe?,Gi?i?at Boer AAror," by A. Conan
Doyle. f(.McClu're, Phllllps & Co.)
"A History. of the Unlted States." by
Charles Kendnll Adams and AVlIliam P.
Trent. (Allyn nnd Bacon. Boston.)
"The Prlde of Tellfalr," by Elmore El?
llott Peakc. fHarpcra.)
"Journeys End" by Justus Miles For
man. (Doubleday. Page & Co.)
"The Prlnclples of Money." by J.
Lawrence "UiughHn. Prof. of Polltlcal
Economy In Chicago Unlverslty. (Scrlb
Conreid Succeds Grau.
Iklnrich Conreid. manager of the Ir
vlng Placo Theatre at New York; has
been chonen to succeed' Maurice Grau as
roanager of the Metropblltan Opera*
Ilcuse for tho next flve years. He had
a close contest for the position wlth
AArnlter Damrosch. lmportant departurea
from Mr. Grau's mcthods are expected,
ns Mr. Conreid bellevcs moro in ensem
blo than In stars. He ls also in favor
of a natlonal theatre,' whlch he says wlll
do more good than a hundred churches
or a, thousand llbrarles.
To Reconstruct Chautauqua.
Accepted plans for the rcconstfuctlon
of Chautauqua, by Archltoct Albert Kcl
sey, of ? Pfilladelphla, requlro an expen
dlturj-s ,of $-3.0Q9,0OO. A new hall of phllo-'
sopjty lfl^to resemble the Parthenon, wlth
its.iniarjor of marble.
Tolstoy's Drama. Produced.
j Versioh's ?" qf Tolstoy's "Resurrcctlon"
wore gWcn slmultancously In New "York
and London Tuesday nlght?ln the former
place a French-Engllsh vcrs?on with
Blanch Walsh and Joseph Haworth ln ?
the leading roles. in the latter wlth Beer
bohm Trce in the leading role.
Theatrical War Begins.
The Independent Booklng Agency. es
tablished by independent actors and
tnanagcrs ln opposltion to the Klaw and
Erlanger theatrical syndlcato or trust an.'
nounced Thursday that it had completed
Us clrcult of theatres and was now ready
to compete with the syndicate in nearly
every lmportant clty In the country.'Web.
er and Flelds at tho same time left the
Porcupines Ruin Timber.
Great quantltles ot tlmber, htmber,
camps and fannlng tools are belng de?
stroyed ln Eastern Malne by an Invasion
of porcupines from the North, An ap
peal has been made to the Legislature
to offer a bounty for the klliing off of
Sargent's Work in Boston.
Tho second instalment of the decora?
tlons for tho Boston Publlc Laibrary waa
unrelled Tuesday. It is entltled "Tha
Dogma of tho Redemption."
Utah Elk Hunger-Crazed.
: Unable to obtain food, owlng to the
hard crust which hus formed over tha
snow. nbout 60,000 elk aro roamin'g over
the Jactlon Hole sectlon of Utah, decas
latlng the ranches and farms. They do
not hesitnte to attack cattle and men.
Week of Torr'fic Weather.
AVeathor of unprecedented severlty as
to both temperature and sndw-fall has
characterlzed the past weok from -the
Rocklcs to tho Atlantlc Coast, and not
exceptlng tho extremo Southorn States.
Rnilroad trafflc has been serloiiHly In
torferod wlth ln many soctlons nnd es
peeially ln tho South, where such' a.starm
has reroly oeeurred. Untold suffering and
consldernble less of llfo have rosulted,
whllo thousands of cattle in the AVest
nnd Soiithwost havo ? porished. Malls
have beon delnyed and- telograph wires
destroyed. Therniomoters rpglstered two
dogrees. above zero at Nashvllle Tuesday
and ten below at Chlcngo. In all large
eltiea, buslness has been practlcally at a
AVlIliam R. Tnlgg, founder of the Rloh?
mond Locomotl>ve AVorks and tlio Trlgg
Bhlpyards, dled at Rlchmotid, Va? Feb.
mary 16th, 64 years old,
Edward Perklns Clark, for olghteen
years a member of the edltorlal staff br
tho Now York Evonlng Post, died at
Brooklyn, N, Y., February liltli. He was
85 years old.
Josopii Parry, 03 years old, Professor
of" Muslc at Unlverslty Collego, London,;
dled February 17th..'"H'e composed . two
oratorle*, several pperas and soveral
hundrefJsonaH ariil hymn tunefl. .,
Ur.'Edward R. Shaw. Buporlhtenvlent.ot
the. ?', sohoola of Hochester, N. Y? dled
February ilth of heart dlsease, Ho wroti
and editod a number ot Bohool kooln. j