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the MAnioN daily Miimon, fmday, November ir( .1007.- '
even in its most insidi
ous form is not aln.-wt
incurable. Tlie first
intelligent step in the
tredtment of the (lis
ease Is to Mop the
Violent paroxysms of
conuhlnjj which tear
the lungs and enfeeble
the s) stem. Piso's
Cure has permanently
cureil many coniuinp
five coughs, af shown
by court testimony
because its antiseptic,
healing and soothing
qualities act directly
on the lungs and bron
chial passagcSj stop
ping the coughing and
gently healing the lac
erated tissues. F.ven
the most advanced
hac responded quick
ly to Piso's Cure,
which being absolutely
free from opiates or
habit-forming drugs is
the ideal remedy for
every form of Roughs,
colds, bronchitis in
young and old. For
nearly half a century
Piso's Cure has been
demonstrating that the
most advanced form
of chest affections
Can be Cured
LOSS OF FORTUNE
C. T. BARNEY, NEW YORK FINAN
CIER, KILLED HIMSELF.
HE WAS RECENTLY DEPOSED
Ai President of the Knickerbocker
Trutt Co., Which Failed with
Liabilities of More than
New York, Nov. 15. Charles Tracy
Barney, the deposed president of the
Knickerbocker Trust Co., nnd until l e
cently a power In the financial world,
Bhot and killed himself Thursday In
his home. His loans with tho bunk, It
Is said, are amply secured, nnd when
he was forced from Its presidency he
was, to nil intents nnd purposes, oil nil
nated as n factor In banking circles.
wnat III ertects his unexpected taking
off might have- had on tho flnnncial
situation generally had long since
In. distress of mind over tho dlsslnn
tlon of his private fortune and tho loss
of his high standing among business
associates, Intimate afcqualntanccs find
tho hidden drift that broko his health,
and reason. And even much of his
wealth might have been t.aved. At tho
time that Barney was dying tit his
home a handful of friends at a down
town office were concluding an ar
rangement by which tho loose ends of
the banker's many enterprises wero
tojbo gathered up and flnnnced by a
Btock company which, if not wholly
successful, would at least rescuo from
the wreckage sufficient toinsuio his
future financially. Tho conference
broke up at tho announcement thut
Mrj Barney was dead.
Mr. -Barney, who was In his fifty
seventh year, shot himself curly
Thursday whllo alone In his chamber
on, tho second floor of his homo. Tho
bullot entered bolow tho heart and
lodged under tho toft shoulder blade;
HtVdled about 2:30 p. ra. after suffer
Mr. Barney was president of tho
Knickerbocker Trust Co., which clos
ed its doorrt nt the beginning of flic re
cent, flnnncial crisis. The Institution
was one of the largest tiuat companies
in, the city and had liabilities estimat
ed ":at from $60,000,000 to $70,000,000.
Mr, Barney had long been prominent
inHhe financial lifo of New York nnd
was Interested in many enterprises.
He was horn In Clovelaud, O,, Janu
ary 27, 1851. He waB tho son of A. H.
Barney, president of the "United Ex
press Co. After graduating from
Williams college In 1870, he married
Miss Lilly Whitney, sister of William
j Advocated a Ship Canal.
Whoelliig, W. Va., Nov. 15. The an
nual convention of tho Ohio Valley Im
provement association convened here
Thursday. John K. Shnw, of Pittsburg,
president of the Lake Krlo nnd Ohio
Ship Canal Co., declared that tho ship
vasal was first in importance, the Ohio
rirer second and tho Chicago rind Mis
sissippi canal third. Tho first, ho
srffd, will bo put through by private
enterprise, thus giving the Ohio liver
tig) position of first importance. Tho
Ijiko Erlo canal, ho said, would glvo
tlfi Ohio valley cities all tho udvant
s of Atlantic ports.
Conference Adopts Resolutions.
jColumbus, O., Nov. 15. The nation-
l,tx conference last night adopted
1 reaelutions Declaring that tho lnlirji-
. twee fax should bo reserved wholly
foj the use ot the soverul states, fnvor-
ing revision or state constitutions to
1 permit uniformity In taxation nnd urg-
. In the exemption of all nubile ilohts
fa fifty, taxation?
)'''&'.. i Hl Convicted of Manslauahter.
HlWeago, .Nov. 15, Harold Mitchell,
wiir bib wue naa ucen on mai in
n charged with liuvlug tor
"death Mrs. Letltla Green-
'an uged follower of tlfb Oowlo
wan' last lght convicted of mau
ler. Mrs. Mltchojl was acquit-
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The thrill of life along her keel.
The Bradley Trial Proceeds Rapidly.
Washington. Nov. 15. In the tilnl
of Mis. Annie M. Bradley on the
charge of murdeilng ex-Scnntor Ar
thur Brown, of Utah, substantial pro
giefis was ninde Thursday. After com
pleting the Jury the cast; was opened
for the government ,by Assistant Dis
trict Attorney Turner and it number
of witnesses wero Introduced by the
prosecution. Thero were n dozen of
these witnesses. Including tho man
ager and a number of employes of the
hotel where the shooting occuned,
and seernl policemen who worn con
cerned in Mrs. Bradley's arrest. When
court adjourned for tho day the ptose
cutlon had nlmost completed tho di
rect picsentntion of its case.
The Walsh Trial.
Chicago, Nov. 15. The opening
statements of attorneys In the trial of
John Bj Walsh, former president or
the Chlcngo national bank, indicted
tcr alleged misuse of tho funds of that
Institution, wero concluded Thursday
and the taking of testimony began.
Attorney Wtsher outlined tho caso of
the defense. Ho said it will bo shown
that tho Chicago national bank never
discounted nn unsecured note; that
neither the bank nor Mr. Wnlsh ever
bought n bond that was worthless, nnd
that tho payments mndo by Mr. Wnlsh,
or by tho bank, wero perfectly proper.
Russian Parliament Convenes.
St. retcisburg, Nov. 15. Tho third
Russian pnrllnuicnt pns opened
Thursdny u the Tr.urldo palace, in tho
prcsenco of Premier Stolypln and tho
cabinet, by M. Golubeff, vice president
of the council or tho empire. Tho re
ligious service piecedlng tho opening
wns conducted byn largo number of
bishops nnd was mndo the occasion
for n great display of patriotic enthusi
asm on tho part of tho conservative
McComas' Successor la Appointed.
Washington, Nov. 15. Tho vncancy
on tho bench or tho court of appeals of
tho District of Columbia, caused by
Iho death or Judge McComns, was
filled Thursdny by tho appointment of
Josluh A, Vnnorsdel, nsslstant attor
ney general In tho department of Jus
tice, In chnrgo of work boforo tho
court of claims. Vnnorsdol was ap
pointed to his present position from
Wyoming in 190C.
Presbyterian Convention Adjourns.
Cincinnati, Nov. 15. Deploring the
failure to put tho motto "In God Wo
Tiust" on United States coins, tho
Frenbyterlnn Brotherhood of America
at Its final session Thursday adopted
a i esolutlon urging congiess to restore
the inscription on nil coins.
Executive Mansion Is Sold for Taxes.
Lincoln, Neb., Nov. 15. Gov. Shel
don was notified Thursday that tho
executive mansion had been sold for
delinquent tnxe3 of 1899 and unless
tho taxes and costs wore paid, n tax
deed would bo Issued according to
law. Tho taxes amounted to $332 and
tho Interest nnd cost fo $83. Tho stat
bought tho mansion in 1899 for $20,
000. A Reunion of Ex-Confederates.
Montgomery, Aln Nov, 15. The
Hag of the Confederacy llonted Thurs
day JUst above tho stars nnd stripes
on tho htair over the first capitol of
the Confederacy. In tho iarado of the
old followers of l.ee, In the state re
union yesterday, rode tho Alabama
commander of the Oranj) At my of the
Voted to Continue the .Expo.
Norfolk, Va., Nov. 15. Directors of
(ho Jamestown exposition last night
unanimously accepted a committee re
port favoring keeping the exposition
opon next year, provided $200,000 can
be raised by subscription.
A Sensational Affidavit.
New Yoik, Nov, IB. An affldavjt
setting forth that, prior to her mar
riage to Howard Gould, Kafherlno
Cleinmons' relation;! with William V,
Cody (BttlTalo BUI) Wero criminal and
meretricious, was filed in the supremo
court Thursday by Goud.
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Steam Schooner Burned.
Gaviota, Cal., Nov, 15, Tho uteam
schooper Berkeley, from Snti Pedro
for Snii h i-nnclbctf. wns ilpy tnivprl tv
jlrn Thuisduy about 15 miles off tblsi'Morm, colortidi who wus attempting
port. OffleerB nutr rrtiw, 19 in uum j Ij nt'dH, ufter hiylng; snatched t
her, wera till saved, but tlio wuaul Is
a total loan.
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B0(T OPENS THE
FIVE CENTRAL AMERICAN RE
PUBLICS ARE REPRESENTED.
IN SESSION AT WASHINGTON
Our Secretary of State Acts at Tem
porary Chairman of the Confer
ence and Gives Good Advice
to the Delegates.
Washington, Nov. 15. in tho red
room of the Bureau of American Re
publics, amid tho smoke, not of bat
tle, but of tho flashlights of photo
graphers, tho pence conference of the
Central American ropubllcs convened
Thursday. Tho ceremonies Incident
to tho opening ot tho conference were
Informal. As if by prcarrangemont
tho plenipotentiaries of the five Cen
tral American tcpublics parties to tho
conference and the olllclals represent
ative of tho American ami other gov
ernments Interested in tho conference
arrived at tho bureau at about tho
EHhu Hoot, secretary of state, and
Scuor Enrlquo Creel, tho ambassador
from Mexico, representatives of tho
two governments -which had called
tho conference Into session, wore os
carted to the conference room by com
mittees of the plenipotentiaries.
In addition to the confeiecs nnd the
ofllclnls directly Interested In the con
ference thero wero in attendance ofll
clnls of the Americnu state depart
ment and of tho Bureau of American
Secretary Hoot nnd Ambassador
Creel wero presented to tho plenipo
tentiaries and n few minutes wero de
voted to conversation. At 2:45 p. m.
Secretary Hoot was introduced to the
conference ns temporary chairman. In
accepting tho chair tho secretary de
livered n bilof address. Ho expressed
tho hope that tho delegates would
bring about permanent peace In Cen
tral Amotion. Ho expressed tho high
appreciation of tho American govern
ment In having tho city of Washing
ton selected hs the sent of tho confer
ence. Ho suggested that one could
not fall to bo admonished by the fact
that the task before tho delegates was
not ono of caso.
Ho pointed out thai In times past
trials have been made for peace in
Central America and yet tho agree
ments ratified had soemed to bo writ
ten in water. Ho believed, hqwover,
that wo had come to n happier day
and ho expressed confidence that tho
time had been reached in tho history
of tho Central American republics
whon a permanent step forward might
bo taken townrd prosperity and peace.
Ho expressed confidence in tho suc
cess of tho conference, -s.
As tho representative of Mexico,
which Joined with tho United States
In calling tho conference Into being,
Ambassador Creol made an address.
Scnor Luis Anderson, of Costa Hlcn,
for the conference, responded to the
nddr6ssos of Secretary Hoot and Am
bassndor Creel. '
Permanent organisation of tho con
ference was effocteil by tho election
of Senor Luis Anderson as perma
8chool House Wrecked by Dynamite.
Philadelphia, Nov. Jo, Threo dyna
mite bombs were plaped la tho Charlog
W, Henry public school under con
struction in Germantown, a suburb,
Thursday, and exploded by rileans of
long fuses. Grent holes were torn in
the corridor walls of the building, one
so largo that a horse nnd carriage
could be driven thiougb It. The outer
walls of tho building weio also danv
riged. Tho only theory the contractor
and tho police have for tho placing of
tho bombs Is that the attempt to
wceek tho building was made
either am Insane man or a vandal.
Negro Killed a Policeman.
New York, Nov, 15. Policeman Ed
ward Kavanaugh was shot and killed
In Brooklyn last night by Wlilla-.t)
pocket book from u wowtia,
BY MANUFACTURERS IN VARIOUS
- LARGE CITIES.
FEWER MEN ARE EMPLOYED.
Special Dispatches to R. G. Dun & Co.
Tell of Working Houn Reduced
and Men Laid dff Bay City
Shipyard Shut Down.
Now York, Nov. 15. Comparatively
sound conditions In commercial and
mnnufncturlng Interests nrc indicated
by special dispatches to H. O. Dun &
Co. from 60 or more of the lending
cities of the country. Conservatism
In accumulating stocks Is reported In
most cases and thero are many In
which working, hours nro being re
duced nnd men laid off. As n rule,
however, tho reduction In production
Is not grent and Is taken lather ns a
measure ot precaution than because
of greatly diminished orders. All
Now kngtand points report reductions
In production, but do not indicate any
In all tho New England cities ade
quate currency Is on hand to meet pay
rolls and to carry on business, nl
though the bankers are not limiting
many new loans. Tho check system
has been Introduced in a few cases in
New York and Pennsylvania. At Scran
ton, however, Wllkcsbnrre, Columbus
nnd other Important points currency
s being provided for pa,y rolls without
resort to any (Substitutes. Some scarc
ity of currency is reported at Allen
town and clearing house certificates
are in use nt Cleveland. There Is some
curtailment of pioductlon nt Reading,
Krlc, Wilmington, Columbus, Dayton
Conditions further west are rather
more favorable than appeared to be
tho case vVhcn the money stringency
first became acute. Factories aro
working on full tlmo or nearly so at
Fort Wayne, Grand Rapids, Saginaw,
Quincy, La Crosse, St. Paul, Minne
apolis, Des Moines, Dubuque and Se
dalla. From Grand Rapids, a large
furnlturo center, It is loportod that nil
factories nrc running full handed and
thore is a scarcity of skilled lnbor, but
somo manufacturers aro talking of
shorter hours as a result of cancella
tion of orders. At St. Paul and Min
neapolis manufneturera continue to bo
still employed nnd have not made no
table reductions in operating forces.
Some reductions' in output nnd In
number of men employed aro reported
from Detroit, MJlwaukeo aud Daven
port. Bay City, Mich., Nov. 15. Four hun
dred men wero laid off Thursday at
tho local yard of the American Ship
building Co. and the remaining G50
will be laid off Saturday night, when
the yard will bo shut down for an in
definite time. It Is understood that
this movement inlti&tetf'a general
policy on tho part of Jth'e'tAmorlcan
Shipbuilding Co. to suspend construc
tion work at all tho cohipany's ship
yards around the Great Lakes. Repair
work will bo continued at some of the
ynrds but- tho yard hero is not cm
ployed for that branch oMbo business.
Thero nro only two vessels ou tho
stocks hero at present and neither of
them is far enough along for delivery
before Bprlng, so thero is a possibility
of the tlmo lost by the present shut
down bolng largely mado up when
work Is resumed.
Will Call an Extra Session.
Sacramento, Cal., Nov. ID. GovvGll
lette has decided to call an oxtraordl
nary Besslon of tho loaislaturo to con
veno on November 19 to "meet exigen
cies of tho present Ilnanclnl string
ency. Tho principal mea'surc to bo
considered Is ono extending tho tlmo
of tho payment of taes in order to
prevent tho withdrawal ot money from
The Strike was a Failure.
Heliilertion, KjvNov. 15. Tho street
tar conductors and inotormen of Hen
derson, who went on strike sevornl
weeks ago, on Thursday asked to ho
reinstated at tho pay they wero receiv
ing when they struck.
Blgelow Is Convicted of Assault.
Donver, Nov. 15. Komp V. Blgolow,
n youth of Bryan, O., who sent Infernal
machines through the malls to Gov.
Buchtel, David II. Moffatt, n million-'
nlro banker nnd railroad builder, Law
ronco C. Phlpps and other wenlthy
men and also planted a quantify of
dynamite at tho rear of tho resldenc
of Edward Chase, last night was found
guilty of simple assault. Tho extreme
penalty is six months in Jail. The
chut go on which Blgelow was tried
wns attompted murdor.
Death Sentence for Father and Son.
Barcelona, Spain, Nov. 15. A court
martial sitting hero Thursday passed
tho death sentence, upon the, Carllst
General Moore and his son. These
two men w'cre captured nedr Barce
lona last year in tho act of leading an
armed uprising In Catalonia. Six
other men woro sent to tho chain gang
for lire for taking part An, themove
I Steel Trust to Absorb' Rival.
Pittsburg. Nov. J8.hTh,o United
States Steel Corporatlori.-iaccord.lng to
reports that; will not down, Is about to
tako over Jhe, immonso Jones & LauglF
Itn concern here, the biggest Independ
ent steol producing corporation in tho
Country. Tho rumor of , the 'absorption
galnod strength when word waB given
to stop all work on the groat now
plant that Jones & Laughlln wero
building at Allequlppa, on the Ohio
river, iiust west of tho city, tmb plant
u cosfjio.000.000 in Its first
Eight People Injured in a Collision.
Hillsdale, Mich., Nov. jlB. : A west,
bound Lake Shore local passenger
train ran (nta n open switch here last
night ami crashed Into 'a freight en
gine standing In the yards,' Both en.
glnes were demolished, but 'their
cieWB were hot iHirtsKlilUuausen-
i-'-""- ss ;T,
iriilli'hfi Nifty lmilk
imp nviu iiijuiuii.
'Rubber Comb Free1
The Ck retails irtjoc.ind wM b feiven
way to anybody who purchases one of
,aJK.m UfJIMt S
, My bruih I riuwtiteed to cure
hllinff hair, chndrnfl and all jcato
disorder;. II rellerti nervoiu Md
ache and ocunlRla.
Matin of afelceteil brt4f.
No wire lo Injure la bajtf
or acalp. .
, fteware ' Imitation!. Mr broth
i, packed In neat box, with compau
to teat power.' .
AearocrlaW Chrbtmaa OHt
aent by insured mail, postpaid, for
ll.OO-wlth oar jxfay guarantee".
Send or' book on ipfdaltlei,
mailed tretv Don't ioreet to accept
EtlallliktJ tint lilt
Dr.Ow. A. Scott, 871 Broadway, New York
Ellis Reverses His Decision.
Columbus, O., Nov. 15. Attorney1
General Ellis has rnvotsed the opinion
rendered to Secretary ot State. Thoni
son fi few days ago that thero
nid vacancies In the offices of Justlco
of peace running to January 1, 1908,
which fdwnshlp trustees must fill. Ho
finds that Section 3 of Artlclo XVII, of
the constitution continues the Incum
bents In offlco until their successors
elected on November 5 aro qualified to
Switchmen's dtrlke Ended.
Cleveland, Nov, 15. Tho arrival of
the pay checks Thursday morning ond
ed the Btriko 6f tho switchmen in tho
yards of thb Krle railroad from here
to Hnndall. Although woi'd had been
given by tho. company that tho checks
wero on the way, though delayed some
where for nearly a day, the men would
not return to wont until they got them
in th6ir own hands.
fjxploslon Killed a Woman.
Toledo, Nov. 15. Mrs. George Deck
er, 25, died here last night nfter re
ceiving fatal burns as n result of an
explosion at lfBr home. Mrs. Decker
was preparing some furniture polish
and placed the pan containing tho
liquid upon the stove. Thoro was a
loud report, a flaih ,of blue pre atfw
the woman was enveloped In llamcs.
Explosion Killed Two Men.
Cincinnati, Nov. 15. Thd cxuloslon
Thursday of a 500-galIon copper keltlo
at tho J. Weller Co.'b plcklo factory
resulted in tho death of Fred Halter
and John I.ackman, employes. Thoy
woro scalded. Many of the 250 em
ployes became pnnc-8trIclton and rush
ed for the stairways to escape. All of
them reached the street Unhurt.
Celebrated Her 106th Birthday.
Bellefonlaino, O., Nov. 15. Tho old
est white, woman In Ohio, Mrs. Ann
Hulslzer, of We3t Liberty, celebrated
her ,ono hundred nnd sixth birthday
anniversary- Thursday. Tho birthday
party was confined to her threo de
scendants, .Mrs'. K. Williams, of West
Uborty, her only child, and MrS. Will
iamb' two children.
Twelve Men daught by a Caveln.
Youngstown, O.? Nov. 15. Buried
beneath 15 foot of earth when a sewer
in which they were working cavod In
Thursday afternoon, 1:2 men are In
hospitals and nt least ono is fatally
hurt. Tho rnveln was at Walnut and
Inderal streets. Tho embankment
tumbled In upon thavorkors without u
The "Lid" Goes on at Youngstown.
Youngstown, O., Nov. 15. .Mayor F,
I. Baldwin, who was defeated by A. L.
Craver for mayor, has Issued instruc
tions to the chief of police to close the
town up tight. Craver was elected by
a reform vote and tho mayor pioposes
to leavo him a tight lid to hold down
during Cravor's term.
Fatal Explosion In a Powder Mill.
Columbus, O., Nov. 15. A terrific
explosion occurred Thursday at King's
powder mills In which Mrs. Smith, of
Monow, wns, killed and three other
women had a narrow escapo from
denth. Tho Inspecting .room wnH shat
tered ami 1,000 emiloyes thrown into
AMcrcspor Man In Trouble.
Pittsburg. Nov. 15. John T. Mark
land, of McKeosport, Pa., was held
Thursday in $2,0D0bail for the United
States court at Chicago. Murkland
was arrested In connection with a lob
tcry1 scheme discovered at Chicago.
The StAte Closes Its Case.
Ratlidrum, Idaho, Nyov. 15. Tho Mate
closed Kb case Thursday In tho second
trial of Stcvo Adams for tho murdor of
Fred Tyler, introducing Borne testi
mony tending to confirm tho confes
sion made by Adams and later repudi
ated. Prominent Springfield Man Dies.
Spilnglleld, O,, Nov. 15. Henry
Wlckhnm, 511 years old, hentl of tho
Wlckham Piano Plato Co., of this city,
and ono of tho lending piano plate
manufactures of tho Unltod States,
died Thursday In Chicago. Ho had
been In III health for a year.
Woman Burned to Death.
Flndiny, O.. Nov. 15. Miss Hannah
Omap, aged SO years, who lived alono
at Itawson, was burned to death Thurs
day. A short tlmo before seme neigh
bors dolled upon her and shrt fold thorn
.that she thought she would burn some
Secret Meeting of Theatrical Mon.
Pittsburg, Nov. 15. ItopreHentatlves
of the largo theatrical organizations
are In Pittsburg attending the annual
meeting or the phlo Circuit Co., which
has been active in the acquisition of
one and' threo-nlght stand houses be
tween New York nnd Chicago. The
first session was hold Thursday behind
closed dodrs and although nothing
could bo learned officially, it is inti
mated that i movement Is on foot
combining the Bels circuit, the Julius
Calm circuit, the Ohio and two wcBt
orn circuits Into one glgnntio. booking
agency with offices In New York and
I . , IUib larger tliefamny,thQUtter.,:-,U,tU"
i'iiWilifflVi rMri'-ini nhi'iiil TiT i-iiiiiifflJr'iV-fifff'':--fi Jk)HimtW4i '' .
VOLTA BUREAU IN ' WASHING
TON'S FASHIONABLE ECTJON.
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Unlqur-ln.tltutlon EsUbllsh'ed by Dr.
Alexander Graham Ball wlth
Prltt H Receive) for In-
Venting Taleton'one. ,
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Washington1. On V quiet street' ol
Washington's once fashionable neteh-
J)or, Georgetown, thero 1b a build
ing whoso peculiar tippoaranco arouses
tHo ctirioslty bf all strangers who see
' It fsBomethlng like a library,
something like a matisoHium anil
something like, a small Christian
Science church with a roof garden on
It is none of these. It you know
what it Is, oven after you are told its
name, you may step right along to
the head of tho class. Persons whe
know about the Volta bureau arc not
plentiful enough to get in your way.
Tho story of the Volta bureau tiTlm
tercstlng. The beginning of It lies back
In Italy more thati 150 Vodfs ago,
when Alessendro Volta, who was to
maljo a study of electricity, was born
Later Napoleon had a great opinion
of tho Italian scientist and established
the Volta prize.
This prize, a great reward for Inven
tldns ot discoveries, Is not conferred
ntlregulnr Intorvals. In factr It has
boon given only three or four times
In 1SS0 It was voted to Dr. Alexandct
Graham Bell In recognition of his
sorvico to the world in producing the
Tho prize amounted to about 10,-
000. Dr. Bell was a njoh man, so he
set apart the sum as a fund to be
used for tho benefit of the deaf.
First ho invented it in ono of his
own Inventions. That turned out sc
well that the original $10,000 became
1 00,000 and the Volta fund was a
Par(t of thlB money was used fot
that building of baffling aspect In
Georgetown. Helen Keller hersell
turned thb first spadoful of earth, May
1, 1S94. .
Part of the structure really Is a li
brary, nnd absolutely unlquo at that
At tho rear of the building, which If
fireproof, are tho steol book Btackt
containing thousands ot books, , period
icnls and pamphlets, forming Ahc
most remarkable collection of statls
tics In legaM to the deaf that oxlstt
anywhere In the world.
Dr. Bell has the best of reasons fot
being Interested In the deaf. His own
wife Is what used to be called a deaf
mute, though it Is no longer dn ac
curate' term. Mrs. Bell has 'been
taught speech, and as she is an ac
complished lip reader; many pcrsonf
have ui'ot and talked with her without
discovering her deafness.
H wnn Dr. Bell hlniBelf who taught
hef to speak. His father, Alexander
Mclvlllo Bell, invented tho system
known as visible speech, and sont hit
son from Scotland to this country tc
introduce the method Mn schools foi
the deaf here.
Among tho young man's pupils wat
it daughter ot Gardiner O. Hubbard
Her1 teacher fell In lovo with Her and
sho becamo tho wife of the Inventor;
The Volta bureau corresponds with
almost ovory civilized country in ro
sard to work for tho deaf. ,On Its
shelves ute books in all languages
lis aid Is sought by varioUs govern
Jnpan sent a representative to this
country to study pur 'system of In
sti action for tho deaf, and tho man
thus sont spent weeks at work In the
Yolta bureau. It has compiled table
of ttatlstlcs not to bo found nyvhorc
It Is n gratlfylnerTrnct that tho bb
roan's investigation shows tho United
States to lead in work for tho deaf
Germany, however, Is a closo second
The report forlOOO shows 126 schools
for the dedf in this country, with a
total of 10,946 pupils. Germany has
99 schools, with 0,947 pupils.
Great Britain comes third and
Franco fourth. Even China has three
schools, although -4wo aro French In
third was established by an American I
missionary and struggles along on!
gifts sont from thlsycountry and Eng
.land. As tho school accommodates
only 15 pupils and China is supposed
to have about 400,000 totally deaf per
sons, it is 'not exactfy adequate
Japan has threo schools, two oi
them founded by natives and one
maintained at tho public expense.
"Society of Sponsor Next."
Chattanooga, Trfnii. Sponsors for
navy vessels nio organizing a sopty
of nnvnl sponsors. Thoro arc 16U
names on tho list of ellglblos. Of
theso onlyfO'haVo beon' reached, 'Be
cntiso no record has been koptf.df tho
Women who haVo christened tho great
vessels jr tho smaller gunboats'. ,A
meeting will Pp called, for soiiio Urao
this winter .In. Washington to perfect
permanent argdhlzutjpn. '
In tlio'raonptlihe a committee, head
ed' & Miss Annie Keith Fraslor, Ht
Chatfdnobga, faught'or ' of ' Sonat6r
JamesND. Frnsler, and .sponBor of the
Tennessee, Is at work'pn the organi
zation. "x'm '
Phlpps Befriends the Stork.
Pittsburg, Ca. The sign ot the,
stork will proTfably bo placed on the
'pew. apartment '"Rouses erecteck by
Honry Phlppsln Allegheny.
' Those anartmeats are now about
road' to oifenl'"' Tho'liHc'eB wlllbe
Wltliirt tho reach of tho jMtoror iwop'o
of th'tf ell and'oiio reulslta- Is tlmt
all tenants must have clHldrea, ana
;; , "
stlttifldns In' Cochin China, and. thclsbVoral cantons to receive the volun-
f UNIFORMITY OF LAW4U, "', J
tt !ii aow proposed to agitate tat . N .?'
-.j J ..n(eJIa !.,.. Ii.iIIm' lat ..., J' ia
the dlfferenrBtaiw. To adVancrTiaa -cause,
a convention ia to be held in Co-4
lumhtts. ,0..'ln NdvembeivJowhltyi 3
be Invited, ai weli-aa rtttaerrtalfcll jjro
feasors in universities. 'Both taaora '
leal and practical men will 'tie' herl.
They convention ia'cMlM WtMriB'
UdiiMcSnfermco atatlM 14MM
taxation wltl, the a'ftrtralrD4
tiof Harrttrbf Ohio tmd tWe 0lt MftM
ot trade". Immediate) trtlfarrtity aYMK i
lawa Is not expected. The Idea i6
bring men" who study taxation together
hndvtO get the best thought of the flra'e
-before' the delegates, who will return
to their rejipectlvo states and ut
their irifluenco before legislatures. It
Is truo that much property escapes
taxation because of tho different laws
ot statCB and that the same class ot
property paj'B widely varying rate 'in
different atStestf P v
Demands for uniformity In law are
rm'merciru. The divorce cehtfess ad
vocates a uniformity Vn rtivorco and
marriage laNvs. Itisnmncty mon think
there hoi!d be' 'uniformity in insur
ance lawf, or national control should
prevail. Students of sociology crnsel
tho samo laws in nil the states to gov
ern tho parole of prisoners. The Tor.
rons land law for the registration of
titles, enncted in this state last win
ter, Is a uniformity law. Tho natloiMil
association of members ol the' bar has
often recommended unlformftyin cer
tain kinds of legislation. " The- niove
tnents for uniformity appear to , go
along with the movement for Increased
national control and, in fact, UMJr'are
national rather than state. The mod
ern states' rlghtB nrWbcates have 'rea
son to be concerned about tho conven
tions nnd congresses to proriiote tho
samo laws on a given subject inlt
the states. Tacoma J(Wash.), LttUfef,
T' - . ; 1
The present legislature wWon"
meets next winter, will havo llif
portnnlty to pass some legislation
which will make history. ,rTlrae 1a
need for considerable lefelslatfinv
along certain lines, and if the preet ,
attltudo or he two tig' polltlca',ira,f''
ties remains as it Is at present, tiri
ought to be little difficulty in to
some1 legislating' f6r tho people. BotB
parties apparently favor a revIskXtJf
tho present tax law. i In fact. fMrtl '
parties have been pledged to tlte"?- u
ough revision which1 will iT a Mra -j.
measure .relieve the smalf projrt '
holders from carrying the' rtMeat:4v-',
equal tax burdens. Ininranee ranhhr
is another meastko to wHica bbtf'kirv,
tics hnvoplcdged , thenuelveW, .itetk
parties havo 'declared for apray
law, whereby the v6't6rfl,decfcf8 '
their choice of candidate's to bf5'jlifel ( ,
on tne various tickets, inclttJlaVjtWtf'
nomination of United States seaVf'.
Besides tnese mensu'res, for ' whk
nearly everybody has 'declared, tliara
Is tho county local option' wew"e', .
tor which thtt temperance elemeala Jk (
both parties are working and agatmit
which tho ilquor Interests without re-'
gnrd to political creed will work wita
all their might.
That thero sh6uld bo sonlp" railenl
changes In tho inunlclpartc'odoa8"Jit'"
stands now has also boon agrwA by
mosUpersons who havo watched (' ita 4
rlfactiqaf application. TEcrcT a"r'J "a
lot of other things, both Utile andbli
which will probably' have tlio att'e
Ubh of the preh'ont 'loglshituro why a
It meots again. Altogether) there
will bo plenty doing next, winter :t
tho state capital. Canal Dover' (O.)
HOW TAXES WERC PAID.' '
Switzerland' 'has always rrded'' It
self on Its Independency and is rfsrCil
matters this proud spirit, which; will
brook no Interference with the rights
of the individual, ovenby ifce'lfattfM
quest of 'revehtre, has Bome'ilfllis farei
exhibited in 'curtouaf waya.f'Bilyl fM
Fall Mall Gazette, Ashe IhiJu'telUBrk't.
methods of income tax collector, are'
abhorent to tho freedom-loving Swiss,
b'6'xcs wero- once or twice sot un in
tary contributions' of loyal citizens'. It
was hopect that this method of relying
on thoa public spirit of the people
would provo successful in raising
money for public tends, but, alas for
human nature; in the courso of a MW
years tho collectors, on"bpening the
boxes, found nothing lut troxteara
buttons. Washington Vfcjtee.
N TAX REFORMS NEEDED
From the 1907 annual report "of ;tAe
Taxpayors' 'association 'of' 'Haa'tea
county1, 6hlo(: "Wo now ha.ve,1 acoiV
mlttco at work to co'-opo'rato with tM
Ohio Btu'to Tax'.c6mmlsal6B JBaeWv
ibg ab'soltitely needed tax reTortf;' aa
as' W dtVido the burdin jubtly' alirTfa.
tyly Ono thing absolutely 'ntfceBsarKi
the repdkl of'se'ctlon 2, article It J 'ot
tht Ohio Constitution In order to give
the legielattirt propef1 pow'er1 to 'reW
late taxation. J'lrW"
"Wfl favor a reaeonablo Jaceibe.'ta
for those with large Incomes, and tffvV
claljy' the franchise corporation Urao
usually get off very 'easy? altheug
their1 prontfl are large;, dwmg id Hth M
coinpetltlon. A properly 'graded' S
heritaace taxfnot affectlag the peerer
aI. Jllft .VaLa.ali t '. t . 1, . T-
uBan pitu iiieuitt wnn lavor; '! rft
aximpiaa Jt double taiaMiiV a4 v . -'?,
IH rlalify Nrteanily to ralie 'iaa - VjW1
terotlt'poid by tho borrower while the . r 15"
inuaey lender roans the hBneit fcv.oniili A I 1
eeailug .tUeja from "the uieubr, ' l VM