RUSSIAN CHOLERA CONGRESS
Ordered to Peal Only With Scientific
Questions, It Commences by In.
Ldorsing tha Entireißadlcal
" \ . Program
By AnsoelkUd. fnn.
MOSCOW, April B/- The congress of
doctors from all parts of Russia, which
was summoned to meet in Moscow un
der the auspices of the Plrogren Medi
cal society, to devise means for com
batting the-" expected visitation of
cholera, was. originally prohibited but
subsequently was granted permission
to meet under the condition that It
dealt only with sqientlfic questions. It
has justified the .apprehensions of the
authorities by adopting as its first step
in the antl-clmUra crusade a set of
resolutions calling for the execution of
the whole of the radical political pro
This grafting of political considera
tions, upon the ostensible medical alms
of the gathering Is justified, the speak
ers argue, by the Incapacity of the
present administration^ to . cope « ade
quately with cholera. The resolutions
declare that an Improvement in econ
omic conditions of the people Is neces
sary as a basis for the preservation of
health and that for future prevention
of epidemics It Is Imperative to have
radical changes in the tax laws, an in
crease In the quantity of land allotted
to peasants, and the statlsfaction of the
demands of the Industrial classes.
The congress, in which there are over
1300 delegates representing nearly every
district of European Russia, ' demands
the Immediate stoppage of the war, de
claring that a policy of conquest and
adventure has thrown the country Into
terrible and extensive poverty in which
The • delegates profess extreme alarm
at alleged attempts to incite the ig
riorant classes against the educated
Liberals, and the whole spirit of the
resolutions breathes overtures to the
working classes for united action.
'After the adoption' of the resolutions
a number of radical speeches were
Radical Forces, Believed- to Be Acting
By AaaoclaUd Prea«
ST. PETERSBURG, April s.— The
prospects of a general upheaval of the
city and country with the advent of
spring increase dally. Evidence^ accum
ulates that the radical forces are act
ing In unison and awaiting ■ a signal
which, it is generally believed, will he
given shortly after the Russian Easter.
The terrorists are showing great ac
tivity and reports from all over the
country prove that the 'workmen, who
in many cases have been formulating
petty demands which are no sooner
granted than they are succeeded by
others, are acting under instructions
from the revolutionary leaders and that
thesi are only biding their time.
What Is now called the constitutional
press adds fuel to the flames by enter
ing on a campaign f<»r exposing 1 the
corruption and venality in various
branches of the administration. The
military authorities control transpor
tation on the Siberian railroad, the
general staff is issuing permits for
every car and merchants desiring to
ship goods to Irkutsk or further east
are compelled to buy such certificates.
A regular traffic In them has been ex
posed, permits bringing from $300 to
$500. !''■ ?•*'.?'. ;> \
Cossacks Disperse Gathering
By Associated Treta.
WARSAW, April 6.— ln anticipation
of the funeral of a girl who died of
wounds received In the fighting on
Sunday the workmen of , all the fac
tories; In the northern part of the city
left their work yesterday afternoon
nnd crowded the streets. The police,
fearing a hostile der«£nstratlon, | for
bade the funeral, and summoned Cos
sacks, .who, ÜBing their knouts and
swords 'freely, finally succeeded In dis
persing the gathering.
Girl Wins Carnegie Medal
By Aunutntt* PreM.
DES MOINES, lowa, April s.— For
saving the life of a companion skater
from drowning last winter. Miss Lac
tlna Steele, a former Coon Rapids girl,
recently appointed assistant state li
brarian, Is In receipt of a Carnegls
medal for bravery.
HAD TO HIDE IT
A mother wrote us recently
that she had to keep Scott's
Emulsion under lock and key
— her children used to drink
it whenever her back was
turned. Strange that children
should like something that is
so good for them. It's usu-
ally the other way. Scott's
Emulsion makes children
comfortable, makes them fat
and rosy-cheeked. Perhaps
that's why they like it so
much— they know it makes
them feel good.
W«'H sand >ou a •wapl*. be*
•OC7TT*BOWKI,4«, iwl Sfcwt, N«r Y«fc
FOR 'OPEN DOOR!
DEFINES POLICY REGARDING
. . MOROCCO
Ambassador yon Sternberg, en Re
ceipt of Instructions From
Berlin, Calls on Secre
tary Taft '
By Aminclatwi Vrnrn.
WASHINGTON, April 6.— Oermany
has outlined to the United States In
clear and emphatic terms the position
claimed by the Berlin government In
Morocco. Upon the receipt of Instruct
tinna this morning from Berlin, the
German ambassador, called at the war
department upon Secretary Taft, whom
the president before leaving designated
as the cabinet officer with whom the
ambassadors should confer, and In the
name of tho German emperor left with
the secretary a brief memorandum set
ting forth the Moroccan pollcy^whlch
Germany has all along pursued and
from which she does not, purpose to be
swerved. 1 In | substance , the . memoran
dum, which is* couched in. the most ex
plicit language, announces that "Ger
many stands for the .'open door' in Mo
rocco no less firmly than In the . far
east, j for the preservation of. the ' Mo
roccan status quo and for the safe
guarding and protection of the com
mercial and trade Interests not only of
Germany, but of all tho trading na
tions of the world."
After presenting the .memorandum
the secretary and the ambassador had
a brief conversation on the subject of
Morocco, Baron Sternherg calling at
tention to the commercial, importance
of that country to the trading nations,
and emphasizing the International im
portance. In Germany's opinion, ,of thq
preservation there, of the open door-
The 'secretary thanked the ambassador
for his explicit statement of the Ger
man policy and promptly forwarded a
memorandum to President Roosevelt.
In conferring 1 with Secretary Taft the
German ambassador was acting upon
a suggestion made to him when he
called at the White House last week
to say good bye to the president. The
president then took occasion to say
to the German envoy, as he had said
to the other ambassadors, that they
were to communicate with him through
Secretary Taft upon matters warrant
ing his consideration.
Secretary Taft while expressing in
terest in the emperor's views, refrained
from committing thla government on
the subject, nor did the ambassador in
any way endeavor to sound him as to
the president's attitude. There "Is no
request for a statement of the Wash
ington government's position in the
Although France Is not mentioned in
the memorandum, It can be stated
that Germany regrets that she was
not officially advised of the new posi
tion in Morocco contemplated by Great
Britain and France, which was later
disclosed in the treaty signed last
spring, in which the London govern
ment referred to the superior Interest
of France in Morocco. Germany holds
that her interests In Morocco are in
every respect equal to those of Great
Britain and the establishment by any
power there of a special sphere of in
fluence would be deplored In Berlin.
INDIA TORN UP
HOUSES WRECKED AND MANY
Repeated Shocks in the Himalayan
Districts, Cause' Heavy Losses,
Believed to Extend Over a :
' Wide Area
By Aiaoclated Preai.
CALCUTTA, April C— Later accounts
from various cities tell a tale of severe
ramage to property arising from the
earthquakes on the morning or April
4th, but it is impossible as yet to esti
mate the loss of life. No new has yet
been received of damage to buildings
at Agra. No loss of life is reported
from Delhi, but many buildings were
Visitors from Mussoree report con
siderable damage to private property.
It Is' a curious fact that the older
houses In Mussoree escaped with less
damage than modern buildings.
Dharmsala station, eighty-five miles
northwest of Simla, was destroyed,. all
the houses In the place being leveled
to the ground and some Europeans
and many natives killed. Ladles and
children are sleeping in the open air.
Food Is not procurable, as the bazaar
Ie In ruins. Urgent demands for medi
cal assistance have been sent to Lahore.
Reports indicate that DharmstUa felt
the full force of the shock. .
The hill districts show the worst ef
fects of the shock, though Information
is very meager from some of the sum
mer stations where telegraph offices
have not yet been opened.
Personal stories from Mussoree state
that the reverberation which preceded
the shock never will be forgotten by
those who heard it, The mountain*
hw'veii and Bway.?il a full minute and
then three sever* shocks, each lasting
a f.w aeconds, were felt in quick suc
cession. Between 6 o'clock In the
iiiumlng of April 4 ami midnight ther«
were twelve tshuvk* HIIStXHfIBi
LOS ANGELES HERALD: THURSDAY MORNING, APRIL 6, 1905,
SUPREME COURT RENDER A
- - DECISION ON CASE
Cannot Be Reinstated, but It Entitled
to Balary for the Unexplred
Pour Months of His
(Contlaned from Pace On«.)
September and for every month to th«
end of his term.
First Decision on Recall
The constitutionality of the recall act
has -never been passed upon by tho
supreme court of California as s> court,
the rase decided yesterday being tbe
first of Its kind to come before that
tribunal, and the decision hinged upon
the fact that the names upon the peti
tion for recall were not upon the* great
register. The fact that every member
of the supreme bench assumed . that
the I amendment Is constitutional Is
considered by Chief Justice Beatl*;
proof of. the validity of the measure,
aside from his own opinion on the sub
Chief Justice Beatty In his dissent
ing opinion takes the ground, that a
government should and can be con
duoted . under the same - methods em
ployed In prlqvate corporations, declar
ing that the people are) the directors
and can for 1 good cause dismiss from
their service any officer who .has not
been faithful to their interests.
According to this jurist the voters
need not wait for the next regular elec
tion. They have the constitutional
right, under the charter . of JliOS An
geles, to act when they feel that action
is demanded for the' public good. He
takes the ground that when the other
judges of the supreme | bench aßsume,
and thereby give as their opinion that
the recall is valid and constitutional,
they contradict their action In deciding
In favor of Davenport. The chief jus
tice takes the spirit of the law for the
base of his opinion, while the remain
ing judges use the latter and decide
on a technicality In favor of the de
posed public official.
Los Angeles Alone Uses Recall
Los Angeles Is the only city In the
United States whose charter contains
the recall provision which allows the
citizens to vote out of office undesir
able or' unfaithful city officials and
the opinion of the chief justice and the
assumption of the associate justices
when giving their opinions that the re
call amendment to the city charter of
Los Angeles Is constitutional, will be
welcome news to many of the citizens
of Los Angeles.
In the discussion In the supreme
court following the decision of the case
In hand the opinion was- expressed that
many California cities will now en
deavor to have the Initiative, referen
dum and recall affixed to their respec
tive charters. The Initiative and refer
endum have been In use in Massachu
setts and Oregon, and have stood the
tests of the courts In these states, but
the case just decided is the first recall
case to be argued before the supreme
court of any state In the union.
City Attorney's Views
City Attorney Mathews said last
night, after a hasty perusal of the de
"The decision Is based entirely upon
the technical questions involved In the
manner In which the recall election was
called. The main questions at Issue
are not treated of. I have not yet had
time to thoroughly examine the opin
ions of the Judges, but from a hasty
examination' I find that the constitu
tionality of the recall was assumed by
all of the judges. The ruling was made
on the fact that some of the names
on the petition were not on the great
register, even though they were le
gally registered voters.
I "The points touched on are Interest
ing, however, and the decision Is im
portant, despite the fact that it throws
no light upon the leading issues. As
these issues were entirely overlooked
the decision does not affect. the anti
saloon movement now being agitated."
When told of the decision of the su
preme court by a Herald reporter, ex-
Councllman Davenport of the Sixth
ward was much pleased and said:
"They were kind to me and I am thank
ful for the decision. It came rather
late in the day, too late for me to take
my seat again in the. council, still It
Is a comfort to me, and in a measure
a vindication, I think."
Both Draw Salaries
I As Houghton performed the duties of
a councilman during Davenport* unex
plred term, city officials hold he was
entitled to the salary pertaining to the
Davenport, not having b«en recalled,
as was supposed, was legally a council
man until January 1905, and as such
must receive pay until his term ex
The sixth ward thus enjoys the uni
que distinction of having two council
men at one and the same time.
Councilman A. D. Iloughton, who
succeeded Davenport as the representa
tive of the sixth ward after^ the recall
election was again elected to the
office in the regular December, 1904
election. He said last night:
• "1 consider the decision of the su
preme court, or rather the assumption
on the part of the associate judges and
the declaration of the chief justice that
the recall amendment to the city char
ter <>f_ Los Angeles, is constitutional, a
great victory for the people of Los An
geles' and their interests.
"I want to compliment The Herald
for Its stand on these subjects, In
which It has always fought for the best
Interests of the people,
, "AccurJlns tv thls,<lcrlslon j was not
a councilman ln«t yenr, but oocupltd
the chftlr through the will of the peo
ple of the Pljtth wnrd notwithstanding.
I consider the recall, the Initiative and
referendum provisions !n our city char
ter ai vital to the Interest* of the city,
and the people should be proud of a
chief justice who hai the 'courage to
uphold the principles h« believes to he
right, even against all of his agsoclateg
on th« supreme bench.
Neither Davenport nor Iloughton
gave utterance to any expreislon of
111 feeling regarding the case.
GUEST OF TEXAS
(Continued from Pare One.)
platform, waved his hand and smiled
In response to tha repeated cheers.
At Sherman one of the largest crowds
of the day greeted the president. lie
was escorted to a stand,- where he
spoke for fifteen minutes.' Cannon
boomed and the city w.ns In gala nttlre
in honor of the visitors. From Sher
iiiiiu the train maintained its schedule
to Dallas. The president was in splen
did spirits after the long day's rlrle
nnd shortly before reaching Dallas,
said that he never felt better In his life.
Explains "Square Deal"
The president was the guest of honor
tonight at a banquet at which covers
were laid for 300. The president made
a characteristic, speech In which he
gave a definition of what he meant by
the expression, "a square deal for all."
His definition was received with great
applause, the demonstration lasting for
several minutes. Later he waß pre
sented with a loving cup by the citi
zens of Dallas. Just before the ban
quet was over former Governor Hogg,
In response to calls, got up and made a
speech In which he warmly commended
the president for his policy In the Pana
ma canal matter and the Northern Se
At the conclusion of Governor Hogg's
speech President Roosevelt left his
chair, and, walking over to Governor
Hogg, shook . hands with him and
warmly commended him. Governor
Hogg had said in his speech that jhe
wanted the president to understand
that the people of Texas l(ad not snub
bed him for his action in the Panama
canal matter, notwithstanding the poli
cy of certain southern senators.
THE BEEF TRUST
GOVERNMENT SAID TO HAVE
Stockyard Men Examined and.Com
plaints of Interference With Wit.
nesses Reported to Secret
Service Officers " •
By Associated I'i'esn.
CHICAGO, April 6.— Prices paid for
livestock by the packers, alleged' re
bates granted the packers by the rail
roads for the handling of the same and
the private accounts of some of the
packing concerns are to be closely in
quired Into within the next few days
by the federal grand jury which is In
vestigating the buslnes affairs of the
so-called beef trust. ■ ■
Another question to be inquired into
ia the price paid by. wholesale dealers
to the packers for meats. Witnesses
who can give the jurors, detailed and
accurate information along these* lines
had ! been subponaed and appeared at
the investigation today. Some of these
witnesses testified, and, although they
refused to make public what they told
the Jury, it is said a large amount of
data valuable to the government was
secured from them.
More complaints of interference with
witnesses* reached United States Attor
ney Bethea and Captain Porter of the
secret service during the day. The
session was devoted to' the examination
0/ men employed at the. Chicago stock
yards and packinghouses.
ROMANCE GROWS OUT '■}.'('?
OF CHARITABLE WORK
Millionaire and Philanthropist En*
gaged to Clerk in New York Unl. P
By Aiaoclated I'rc sa.
NEW YORK, April 6.-An interest-
Ing romance, growing out of univer
sity settlement work among the tene
ment population on the East side, was
revealed today when the announcement
was made of the engagement of J. ( }.
Phelps Stokes, a millionaire and phi
lanthropist, and son. of Anson Phelps
Stokes, to Miss Hose Harriet Pastor,
formerly of Cleveland, Ohio. Miss
Tastor was subsequently a writer on
the Jewish Dally News of this city,
from which she recently resigned to
accept . a clerkship in the university
settlement in Kldridge street.
According to Dr. Fischer of Berlin,
the most effective position of sleep for
obtaining Intellectual rest is to keep
the head low and the feet slightly ele
vated. Failing this, the body should,
at any rate, be horizontal, so as to irri
gate the brain well, The habit of sleep
ing with head low and feet .high is,
according to the doctor, a remedy for
brain troubles and some Internal mala
The year 47 n. C. was the dongest on
record. i*y order of Julius Caesar It
contained 445 days. The additional days
were put In to maka the shuhoiis ugruft
aa nearly . as possible with the wlur
*«*. -'.. i .r;,;;;^;:V
EMPEROR REPORTED AS ALONE
Grand Dukei Convinced That the
War Mutt End, but the Czar
Fears for Hit
By AMnctnttii Pr«t«.
BERLIN, April s.— Peace nt nn early
date in regarded as probable by the
German embassy at fit. Petersburg, the
Associated Press is Informed/and In
consequence of dispatches received
from there by the . government during
the' last three days this opinion cir
culates in official circles for the first
time since the war began. The Rus
sian emperor, It Is true, has not yet
decided for peace, but the grand dukes
and all, or practically all, of the mem
bers of the court who have access to
the emperor are for peace.
His majesty Is described in the gos
sip that goes about horn as standing
alone irresolutely. The considerations
that still delay his decision are "per
sonal ones, he feeling -that- his reign
Is a failure if Russia does not win the
war and that his prestige as a sover
eign will be lost at home and In for
Russian Losses at Mukden
By Aiaocl&ted Pren.
HARBIN, April 5. — Complete returns
received at headquarters give the total
Russian losses In killed, wounded and
prisoners at the battle of Mukden at
107,000. The wounded are being taken
away from here over the Siberian rail
road as rapidly as possible, In order to
free the hospitals preparatory to a
renewal of the fighting.
ißy General Llnevltch's order the
bands play dally at all the Russian
Japanese Steadily Advancing
By Associated Pre««. '■'•'.'': '*' \" . '•
TOKIO, April . 5. — Imperial army
headquarters, reporting today, says:
"A part of our Changtu force drove
the Russians out of Tsulushu, two
miles north of Changtu, and also out
of Sumiencheng, nine miles west of
Tsulushu, and occupied both places on
April S. - V-- ; ;
."After driving the enemy from the
neighborhood of Soumlaotzu, six
miles southeast of Tsulushu, our
force reached the vicinity of Santau
kou on April 4 at noon, when they were
fired uponJ fiercely by about 500 Rus
sian cavalry retreating 1 north along the
"Our force dispersed them."
FIGUEROA STREET PROPERTY
Two- Conflicting Petitions to Be Pre.
sented to the City Council, and
Heated Warfare Is
The proposition of some of the prop
erty owners on the extreme southern
end of Flgueroa street to secure a
street car line running out that fash
ionable thoroughfare, from its inter
section with Washington street to tho
southern limits of the city,| Is meet
ing, with strenuous opposition | from
those residing on the street, especially
between Washington and Jefferson
The petition of the flrst-named prop
erty owners to the city -council, pray
ing that a franchise be given for a
street car line as specified above,
reached the city clerk's office .two days
ago. It has not as yet officially reached
any member of the council, yet the
gauntlet thus thrown down has been
taken up and a hard contest is prom
Would Please Tourists
Those backing the move to secure^a
line down this street call attention to
the fact that It is one of the few wide
streets In the city, as well as being
adorned by many costly Improvements.
It is also alleged that three-fourths of
the tourists visiting Los Angeles see
the town by cars only, and that they
go back to thetr homes In the east
with the Impression that there are no
wide and hnndsomely Improved slre«t«
In Los Angeles. They base their re
quest for a line on Flgueroa street on
this argument which Implies (hat
they desire to give the town a rod I
name in the east, and Incidentally en
hance the value of the property at tho
lower end of i the street.
H. 11. Boynton, vice-president of the
J. D. Hooker company, one of Los An
geles' most substantial citizens, re
plied to the petition as the represen
tative of the people living on the street
In question. , '
Melvin O. Adams, a Boston attor
ney, has given $20,000 to his native
town of Aehburnham, Mass., to erect
a memorial school building to his
mother, to be known as the Dolly
Whitney Adams school.
A singer's voice may have a fine
range, but yet may not > always thaw
out the audience,-
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Ens-aff«m*nt commence* Tuminy. April 11th, for li nights and a Saturday matlnM,
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TONIGHTI I All Week-Matlnoe Saturday— Tha Burbank Stock Company In
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QHUTES Sunday Afternoon and Evening
Grand Concert by Cftllll's BiUld of Thirty Musicians
Afternoon Program will include Weber'a Overture "JUBEL," Roaslnl'a "WILLIAM TELL,"
Moret's Serenade, "MOONLIGHT," ETC. Evening Concert will comprise Mendelssohn'a
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TODAY AND EVERY DAY THIS WEEK, INCLUDING SUNDAY— .
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When You Think of Mt. Lowe....
You also doubtless think of Ye Alpine Tavern, the delight-
ful hostelry amid the great pines, a mile up the mountain.
If there's anything the matter with 'your nerves take
them there to be repaired.
• Through cars five times a day. "
The Horse Show opens at Pasadena this afternoon. It's
certainly an event you don't want to miss. ■ :
The Pacific Electric Railway •
• . All cars from Sixth and Main. 'M-''
THE LOST SOUL
An Inquiry Answered to the Satis.
faction of Many
Written for The Herald.
She stood before the bar' of the In
quirers of the profession, quietly wait
ing and unafraid. Four hours they had
been deliberating, taking upon them
selves the duty and privilege that Is
God's alone, the duty of Judgment of
a soul. , '
Her face Impassive, showed the lines
and marks, graven by. nameless sor
rows, her eyes sad with the burden of
an ever aching heart, she slowly
scanned face by face the semi-circle
of her accusers. The deathless look
from her sad and pitying eyes calmly
met the varied glances of her self-oon
"What have you to say for, your
self?" was asked of her. _ .":" , v -
With a gentle Hinilo she held her
face heavenward In a silent prayer for
strength and help, and* then like a
chime of silver bells her voice filled
"Brothers," she said, sweeping the
listening semi-circle with one Inclusive
glance, while she made upon her breast
the Bign of the cross, and mentally
breathed the sacred name Yavah (Je
hova), "you say my soul is lost. I do
not ask you by whose authority you say
this thing, but with your permission I
will ask you in all kindness, what is
the soul?" -.%'«•'(
A etlr of Impatience manifested itself
among them. •■• ";■?' .'it?
"What impudence," thought one.
"The colossal Ignorance," thought
Her listening eyes seemed a compell
ing, power, and one by one those men,
her self-constituted judges, attempted
to put Into words th.Hr theories as tv
what constitutes the immortal soul.
"Wrong, all wrong, brothers," gent
ly she replied. "I will tell you whit
was told me some years ago— after
ninny prayers and days and nlgbts of
anxious inquiry. The voice said to we—
•Soul la the Intelligence of the spirit.'
The spirit never dies, brothers, elsi
there would be no need of a hereafter,
no need of salvation, no occupation for
God. Spirit without Its Intelligence
would be elementary Indeed, proto
plastic, and nothing more. Spirit In
the divine gift of God, Inbreathed by
man, and who among us clothes It wltn
the flesh at our will? You say my
soul Is lost? Nay, brothers, It la not
lost, but 'found."
A light shone around her, visible to
many, and her . upraised, appealing
face: took 011 v translucent look, tlmt
held the hsarts of those who saw hei
with sudden awe. Her. voice rang out
In a pitying prayer, "Father forgive
them, they know not what they do!".
A certain quiet fell upon . them, tho
quiet that precedes the benediction, and
when the judges gazed around the ac
cused had vanished. .'■'
WASHINGTON LETTERS SOLD
Record Price of $1065 Brought by,
At the auction of the late Bishop
John F. Hurst's collection a I record
price was obtained for a letter at
George Washington, $1065. The 'entire
letter was in Washington's handwrit
ing. It consisted of ten pages, and was
written from the. army headquarters nt
Mlddlebrook to Benjamin Harrison, on
May 5, 1779. The letter relates wholly
to war matters, and Washington ad
mits that he expects to be hard pushed
In every quarter. . ,
Another Washington letter written
to Lund Washington from. New Tork.
August 19, 1776, a few days before the
battle of Long Island, sold for ?60u.
Another written in 1795 to Governor
Robert Brooke of Virginia went for
$465, One written . from the camp at
Cambridge to Klchard Henry Lei?,
August 29, 1775, went for $360, and a
release of SO6 acres of land to Wnsh
ington, written entirely by Washington
In 1764, went for $400.
1 The highest price of the sale ' was
$1600, obtained' for the complete manu
script of Sir Walter Scott's "History
of Scotland." It was written at Scott's
dictation by Laldlaw, but filled with
additions and changes by Scott him
Nathaniel Hawthorne's copy 'of
Shakespeare brought the remarkably
high price of $1400. It was in fourteen
volumes, and in each copy was Haw
Two splendid manuscripts of Wash
ington Irving occasioned some lively
bidding. One, containing fifteen chap
ters of "Bracebrldge Hall," IBS' pages,
sold for $1315. and the oth'r, being
nine chapters of "Tales of a Traveler,"
IS4 pages, sold for $1100.
The Japanese have adopted a compuf- '•
sory system of national education. Am
toy • and girl must attend \ school .as
soon' as they . attain the age of 8, and
remain there until the age 'of 14.' ..The .
first four years they teach them the
Japanese and Chinese languages, and
the latter four years they add Knglish;
when a boy and girl are graduated ''
from the Japanese common > gchoolp
they can read and speak EnglUh. - By .
teaching the Chinese and Knglish. lanj
guages besides their own tongue, they
bring up a new generation, prepared. to,
seek knowledge in the outer world, a*
commanded by the emimw. . v .. -
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