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Rcrvs L. Loam, Editor
Colombia .... Missouri
GALA DAYS IN NEW ORLEANS
Louisiana to Celebrate on Dec. 13, 10
and 20 the Transfer of Territory..
New Orleans, - La., Nov. 25. The
state of Louisiana, wbloh hag appro
priated $100,000 to cover Its share in
the St. Louis Purchase exposition
next year, will hold transfer com
memoration exercises of its own on
Dec. 18 and 20 next. The exercises
will center about tho historic cablldo,
the city hall of the days of the Span
ish domination, which building yet
stands practically as it was when It
was used for the formalities.
THE PRESIDENT REFUSES AID
Will Not Send Troops to Colorado to
Assist In Strike Trouble.
Washington. Nov. 25 The president
today denied the request from the
governor of Colorado for a supply of
troops to preserve order in the Tellu
rlde Mining District. It did not ap
pear to the president and Secretary
Root that the resources of the state to
keep peace bad been exhausted.
It has been decided that the Pan
ama canal treaty will be ratified at
Panama about December 10th. The
Panama commission will sail Dec. 1st
TEXAN MAKES A GOOD RUN
Covers 250 Miles a Day With Cargo
From Tacoma to Philadelphia.
Philadelphia. Nov. 25. The steam
ship Texan, Captain Morrison, of the
American-Hawaiian Steamship com
pany, arrived here today after a rec
ord run from Taroma, Wash., having
made the trip to Delaware breakwater,
without stops for coal or water, in fifty-six
days and four hours. She left
Tacoma Sept 21. Her average speed
was ten and one-half knots an hour, or
about 250 miles a day for the 13,998
AIMS. BLOW AT CIVIL SERVICE
Supreme Court of Wisconsin Practic
ally Overrules the Law.
Milwaukee Wis.. Nov. 25. Ths
state supreme court at Madison today
rendered a decision which practically
deals a death blow to the civil ser
vice law In Wisconsin ' as it now ex
ists. The cociit decided that the city
civil "service board of Milwaukee has
bo right to force an appointee upon a
city official who is under boud for the
faithful performances of work by sub
ordinates. REFUSES DOCTOR UNTIL END
Centenarian Protests Against Aid on
Milwaukee, Wis., Nov 19. To have
reached the age of 102 years and nev
er to have bad the services of a phy
sician la the record of Mrs Mary Kul
ka, who died Sunday night protesting
against the services of a physician
who had been summoned wben It be
came evident that the hours of her
life would be few. She was 102 years
$20,000 IS SEIZED BY OFFICERS
Take Money From Paymaster of Penn
Logansport. Ind.. Nov. 20. As Pay
master Snee of the Pennsylvania Rail
way company was leaving the First Na
tional bank today, Sheriff Hediley took
from him a valise containing $42,000
and carried It to the court bouse,
where $20,000 of it was seized by an
officer. The sheriff was collecting
judgments In favor of two men Injured
on the Pennsylvania line who were
swarded damages In court.
Send Vote of Thanks for Pardoning of
Ephrlam W. Clark.
Boston, Nov. 25. The American
Federation of Labor today ordered a
vote of thanks telegraphed to Presl
dent Roosevelt for hi? response to the
appeal of the federation In pardoning
Ephriam W. Clark, who has been
serving a life sentence for the murder
of one of the schooner Borden's muti
neers. GOVERNOR'S LIFE THREATENED
Wyoming Executive Must Commute
Sentence of Tom Horn.
Cheyenne, Wyo., Nov, 25. Got.
Chatterton has received a letter writ
ten on the stationary of the Albany
hotel, Denver, threatening him with
death unless ha commute the sen
tence of Tom Horn, who Is to be bang
ed here tomorrow for the murder of
The New Republic Rejects
ENFORCE RIGHTS AT ANY COST
The Conference was Held on Board
the United States Ship, the
Colon, Not. 25. The Panama re
public yesterday afternoon rejected
the peace overtures made by the Col
ombian commission, and the latter de
parted for Savanllla, declaring that
Colombia will enforce the rights of
the republic on the isthmus at any
Panama was represented at the con
ference, which was held on board the
United States ship Mayflower, by Sen
ors Arias, Morales, and Arosemena.
Nlcaner Inslgnares, a brother of the
governor of the state of Bolivar, was
the spokesman of the Colombians. He
made a strong appeal to the Panaman
ians not to disrupt the republic of Col
ombia, and supplemented his appeal
by the solemn assurance that Colom
bia would grant all the rights demand
ed by the isthmians and eventually
carry out their grand project of build
ing the canal.
Replying Senator Arias, represent
ing the junta, said that the Bogota,
government and the Colombians gen
erally did not appear to grasp the ac
tual conditions prevailing on the isth
mus. The resolution, Senor Arias
said, was born absolutely of the unan
imous desire of the entire people of
(Panama and was irrevocable. It was
the act of a now independent govern
ment, already thoroughly organized
and formal recognized by the Unit
ed States government In receiving its
representatives, Senor M. Philippe
Buena-Varilla, as well -as by the gov
ernments of France and Italy.
Continuing Senor Arias said:
"Colombia will always find in this
country the most sincere brotherly
feeling. The political ties binding the
isthmus to Colombia have been brok
en, but the fault is not that of the isth
mus. The ties of affection, however,
never can be broken."
Senor Inslgnares, In answer, ex
pressed his deep sorrow at finding
that the hopes of reconciliation were
Impossible of realization. He declar
ed that all the people of Colombia
would united in an effort to enforce
the rights of the republic on the Isth
mus of Panama even at the cost of
TO BE SENT BACK TO FRANCE
'me Wife of a French Wine Merchant
and Her Lover.
New York, Nov. 25. Down on Ellis
island, waiting to he deported, are
Mme. Eugenie Boucot Isner, wife of
one of the wealthiest wine merchants
of France, and Albert Jules Lathuraz.
for whom sne gave up her husband,
her children, her wealth and her
home to flee fo America.
"But, messieurs, there was no
harm, because we love each other.''
she protested in a naive way to the
businesslike immigration officials,
who decreed they should go back to
France. "I told my husband I would
leave him some time, for I was tired
The beautiful Eugenie was told she
would have to go back to Paris to
face the law. She argued and expos
tulated, but there was her own ad
mission that she had 3,000 francs of
her husband's money and had left him.
for Lathuraz. Lathuraz is a slight,
curly-haired chap not 20 years old,
while Mme. Isner is 32.
SLEEP OF MANY YEARS ENDS
Famous Trance of Seslne Meyer Is
Spoiled by Clanging Fire Bells.
Berlin, Nov. 25. Sesine Meyer, the
girl who had lain since Dec. 27, 1888,
In a trance-like sleep, awoke yesterday
in the village of Grambke, near Bre
men, during the clanging of fire bells.
Her case bad long interested physi
cians and bad been the subject of var
KIPLING SELLS VERMONT HOME
English Novelist's Place at Brattleboro
8old to Miss Mary R. Cabot.
Brattleboro, Vt, Nov. 25. "Nau
lahka," the former home of Rudyard
Kipling, has been sold at a great loss
from Its original cost to Miss Mary
R. Cabot, representative of one of the
old Brattleboro families, and the last
hope that the novelist and family
might return here is gone.
A Brief Resume
Cotton Milts Cut Wages.
The cotton mill Industry of New
England has been greatly disturbed
by the announcement Wednesday that
the big mills at Fall River, Mass.,
would reduce wages of employes 10
per cent after Nov. 25. affecting 30,000
hands. A special reduction in other
sections Is thought to be inevitable.
The cut Is attributed to the unsettled
state of cotton goods trade resulting
from the high price of raw cotton.
Nome's Six Million Clean-Up.
Seattle dispatches indicate that the
season's output of gold for the en
tire Nome district was $6,000,000.
There has been considerable excite
ment there over some tin discoveries
on Cape Prince of . Wales, where a
camp known as Tin City has sprung
up and a smelting plant is to be
Cotton Oil Profits Smaller.
The Americun Cotton Oil company,
in its annual report, explains the divi
dend reduction from 6 to 4 per cent
by reporting profits for the year as
$(08,125 less than last year. This
was due to a poor foreign demand and
a shortage of supply. As it is the
surplus of the company Is $500,000
Steel Workers' Pay Cut.
In pursuing its policy of retrench
ment the steel trust has ordered a
cut In wages of all employes about 10
per cent, with a total saving of $15.
000... j annually. Several of the big
companies will also be comsolidated
bo as to eliminate high-paid officers.
American Capital in China.
A group of New York capitalists,
headed oy E. H. Harrimann, have or
ganized a syndicate for the purpose of
securing railway concessions from
Cnlna. Their agents have already
started for China.
Railroad Stocks Lower.
The puzzling feature of the slock
market during the week was the gen
eral decline in railroad stocks with
a special drive against the Pennsyl
vania securities, which dropped
Wednesday from 114 7-8 to 112.
Big Tobacco House Falls.
Sutter Brothers, one of the largest
wholesale leaf tobacco bouses of Chi
cago, went into the hands of a re
ceiver, Monday, under petition for In
voluntary bankruptcy by several cre
ditors. Liabilities were $1,500,000.
U. 8. Steel Down to Ten.
Steel trust common sold as low as
10, Tuesday, and then re-acted upward
a Utile. The preferred stock sold
down to 49.
LABOR AND CAPITAL
Gompers on Sympathetic Strikes.
In the annual address with which
President Gompers opened the nation
al convention of the American Federa
tion of Labor at Boston' on Monday
the declaration was made that sym
pathetic strikes should be discarded.
One feature which he said bad been
overlooked was the effect of draining
any of the international organizations
in the effort to sustain the members
Involved In a sympathetic strike. He
said the defense fund was a weapon
with which to( prevent strikes and
that It was economic unwisdom to cur
tall the consuming power of the mass
es, inasmuch as no country bad ever
become great founded upon the pov-
1 erty of its workers.
Sam Parks' Last Word.
Just before the convicted walking
delegate of ttie New York House
smith's union, Samuel J. Parks, was
taken to serve bis term in prison he
gave out a statement to the press In
which he urged that the. salvation. of
the unions lay In stopping the system
of money transactions with employers.
In this connection he charged that
the New York employers were as
crooked as any set of men in the
world anu said that If labor leaders
were grafters they were made so by
the corruptness of the employers.
More Colorado Strikes.
The Colorado mining situation has
become more critical notwithstanding
Memphis Carnival of Graft.
That political corruption is not con
fined to the cities of the North and
iiast was indicated when the auditors
appointed to examine the books of the
city of Memphis reported the exis
tence of Irregularities in all depart
ments, except those, of health and
plumbing. They say that the engin
eering department time-books were
destroyed and that $1100,000 has been
pent without rerord.
of Recent Occurrences in the World of Affairs
that th Cripple Creek mines are oper
ating nearly to their capacity with
non-union labor under military pro
tection. Many additional strikes have
occurred In other sections of the
slate, including the Tellurlde district
and the properties of the Colorado
Fuel & Iron Co. The latter company
closed In anticipation of a strike. The
Colorado guard was to be recruited
to 3,000 because of these additional
Unions Attack Mormons.
The first step toward a general
labor union war against the Mormon
church and Its institutions by the
labor unions of Utah was taken when
the International Typographical union
at Salt Lake put the Desert News on
the unfair list and forbade local union
officials and all local newspapers to
exchange matrices with the type or
news. The Mormon church has for
bidden its members to join unions
and a fight to the finish Is now on.
Utah Miners Get More.
Coincident with the big coal min
ers' struce In Colorado for better pay
the miners of Utah have received 10
per cent advance in wages. Many of
the Utah miners had refused to obey
the order of the United Mine Workers.
Machinists' Note of Warning.
President CConnell of the Interna
tional Association of Machinists has
Issued a circular letter to all locals
advising caution in the ordering of
strikes owing to the falling off of
Seven Weeks Front Hell.
With these senational words, Rev.
Dr. Parkhurst of ' New York charac
terized the approaching return of the
Tammany administration In his ser
mon last Sunday. Speaking of the
ultimate cause of the Tammany vic
tory at the polls, he said it was the
half-breed integrity of the so-called
better classes of New York, the gen
tlemen and ladies who gamble In their
own houses with "nice" people. He
predicted that the excesses of a wide
open city would once more tumble it
out upon the green grass two years
Rockefeller for Church Trust.
The latest deliverance of John D.
Rockefeller. Jr., before his Bible class
has attracted considerable attention
because It was virtually a call for
church unity. He said nothing had
more to do with retarding religion
than the oposltion of churches on de
tails about bow they should serve
their master. He urged that denomin
ations should unite in opposition to
wickedness. Creeds, he declared,
were not vital.
Would Hang Millionaires.
At the meeting of the Baptist con
gress in Philadelphia, the Rev, John
Shape made a fierce attack on our In
dustrial system, which permits some
to have millions, while others lack
the oportunity to live decently. He
said it ought to be a capital offense
for any man to have a million dollars
and that a man who works employes
ten hours a day Is a cannibal.
Floating Mission Dedicated.
Hereafter when a sailor comes to
the port of New York he will have
free conveyance on Sunday to a so
cial and religious service by means
of the new harbor mission boat, which
was dedicated by Bishop Potter,
Wednesday, on behalf of the Protes
tant Episcopal Missionary society.
Accordingto the last number of the
"Lutheran," the membership of the
Lutheran church In America has ad'
vanced steadily from 136,629 In 1848
to 1,723,81a in 1902. These are dis
tributed In 11,678 congregations and
have 7,090 ministers. They have es
tablished seventeen seminaries and
Million and a Half for Missions.
The Missionary society of the M,
E. church In session at Omaha, Neb.,
reports a total of $1,654,233 given for
missions during the year, breaking all
records. The disbursements were
Wood's Confirmation Blocked.
In the senate on Wednesday the
nomination of Brigadier-General Leo
nard Wood to be a major-general
brought forth oposltion from Senator
Teller of Colorado, who announced
that certain charges would have to be
investigated. It was reported that
Senator Hanna was also opposed to
. Miscellaneous Happenings .
Panama Orders Modified.
The navy department decided Tues
day to modify its orders to the ships
In Isthmian waters regarding the in
vasion of the isthmus. Instead of pre
venting the soldiers of Colombia from
embarking on an expedition against
Panama our ships are to merely noti
fy the Colombians that in case they
do embark they will not be allowed to
disembark on the snores of Panama.
Moral suasion only Is to be used
against embarkation. To interfere
with the movements of Colombian
troops on their own shores was
thought to exceed the rights and du
ties of American officers under the
treaty of 1846.
Bryan Starts for Europe.
W. J. Bryan of Nebraska, with his
13-year-old son, William J., Jr., sailed
Wednesday from New York on the
Majestic for an extended tour of
England and the continent Before
sailing he declined to say anything on
As a parting shot, Mr. Bryan de
livered a fierce philippic against Gro-
ver Cleveland and declared that the
financial issue was not yet dead. H.e
said that Cleveland could not by any
possibility be nominated.
Panama's Minister Received.
Pursuant to arrangement made' by
Secretary Hay, Wednesday Mr. Phil
ippe BunauVarilla, as minister
plenipotentary and envoy extraordin
ary of the republic of Panama had a
formal audience with President
Roosevelt Friday. This fact made
Panama a full-fledged member of the
family of nations. Mr. Varilla de
nied that his letter to Senator Mor
gan appealing for the senator's sup
port of the Panama route was written
In his official capacity.
Holding Up Brlstow Report.
Much comment has been caused by
the delay in making public the Brls
tow report on the postal service scan
dals. After looking into the big docu
ment the president is said to have
ordered a 6,000 word epitome, which
Brlstow said was impracticable. The
report is said to reflect so much on
Perry Heath that the grand Jury will
Life In Other Worlds.
Prof. F. J. Allen, in the November
Popular Science Monthly, discusses
the question, is there life in other
worlds? By a progress of induction
he concludes:. "If life Is essentially
a function of the elements nitrogen,
oxygen, carbon, and hydrogen, acting
together, then it can probably occur
only on exceptional worlds, with con
ditions closely resembling those of
our own earth. Such conditions are
not present in any other world In our
solar system, nor can they be expect
ed to occur frequently in members of
On the other hand, if different con
dttions can awaken a capacity for ex
alted energy traffic among other ele
ments than those Just named, then
the universe seems to provide im
mense possibilities of life, whose
variety and magnificence may far ex
ceed anything that we can imagine.
A Gas Like Rudlum.
Profs. Burstead and Wheeler of the
Yale scientific school have come to
the conclusion that the radio-active
gas recently discovered by them In
the drinking water of New Haven Is
not an emanation from any substance
dissolved in the water. The residue
trom the water Is only slightly active,
Nevertheless they have shown that
the water oflwlng from a great depth
is more radio-active than surface-
water. The experiments are contln
School Blackboard Newspaper.
In one of the public schools of Syra
cuse, N. Y., the plan has been adopted
of using the blackboard as a dally six
column newspaper. All . the pupils
are reporters and one of their number
Is chosen as the editor. When the
Wilson on tho Boll Weevil.
Secretary of Agriculture Wilson,
delivering the opening address on the
boll weevil and cotton convention,
veld last week at Dallas, Tex., declar
ed that the boll weevil pest could not
be exterminated or kept from spread
ing, . He advised, among other reme
dies, deeper plowing ot the ground.
class Is called each pupil writes a
bit of news and hands It Into the edi
tor, who, with the teacher's assis
tance, then proceeds to place the se
lected matter on the blackboard un
der general classifications or foreign,
educational, scientific, political, com
The Educational Star.
The latest quarterly statement ls
sued by President Harper of the Uni
versity of Chicago shows a tendency
toward "staring" system so prevalent
in stageland. In describing the
scientific researches now being con
ducted by his1 university. Mr. Harper
thinks It best not to mention the
names of the scientists thus engaged,
preferring to label them with letters
of the alphabet, as: JMr. A. B. etc."
Thus the name of Harper shines
Schools to Fight Spitting.
The Chicago health department has
Issued a circular to public school
teachers containing suggestions for
teacning cleanliness. The first one Is:
"Not to spit; It is rarely necessary.
To spit on a slate, floor or sidewalk
is an abomination." Until this in
junction is heeded and enforced anti
spitting ordinances wilt do little good.
The spitting habit Is acquired early
in life. It can be best and most sure
ly suppressed at the same period.
Stop the beginning.
McKay Millions to Harvard.
By the will of the late Gordon Me-,'
Kay, inventor of shoe manufacturing )
devices. $4,000,000 is made available ;
for the new school of applied science
at Harvard. Two sons get only $2,500
a year after becoming of age.
A Town Honors Its Teachers.
All the public school teachers of
Littleton, N. H., have been accorded a
public reception by the members of
the school hoard and wives. It was
the social event of the season, says
the Journal of Education.
Indians Not at Fault.
Gen. Cobbs of the department of
Dakota has reported that the recent
clash with Indians' in Wyoming was
mostly the fault of the sheriff, who
fired first. The general has ordered
the release of prisoners held at New
Castle. Newspaper reports of the af
fair were exaggerated. -
Cadet Hazers Dismissed.
The. secretary of the navy ordered
the dismissal from the naval aca
demy of the three first-class cadets
J. D. Little of Ohio, J. H. Lofland of.
Iowa and E. W. Chaffee of Wisconsin,
found guilty by court martial of "haz
ing" fourth-clasa men in the "setting
President Would Not Impeach.
Acting Attorney-General Day, hav
ing notified Lawyer Newlin of Phila
delphia that the president cannot take
steps against Judge KIrkpr.trick of
New Jersey for Improper connection
with corporations, . Mr. Newlin has
carried the case before congress.
Vast Irrigation Territory.
Secretary of the Interior Hitchcock,
on Monday, authorized the largest
single withdrawal of land ever made.
It was a tract of 2,142,720 acres, near
Great Falls, Mont., which Is to be add
ed to the Teton river irrigation pro
Chicago's Vice Segregated.
Mayor Harrison ot Chicago, acting
in harmony with the city council in
vestigating committee, is planning to
segregate the social evil by fixing
three levees in different sections ot
city where it may be kept under po
Dr. Hale on Woman Suffrage.
Speaking before the New York
League for political economy the Rev.
Edward Everett Hale declared that
the only way for women to achieve
equality at the ballot box is "to
shoulder the musket and join the
posse ot the sheriff, even as man
Won't Review Llttauer Case.
Attorney General Knox in a reply
to the appeal of the glove contract
case, In which Representative Lit
tauer's reputation was implicated,
says It would be unprecedented to
grant a bearing and an Inquiry would
be extraordinary. Such an action, be
says, would be to accord a privilege
to Dir. Llttauer wblcb has been and
will be denied to others. Mr. Llttauer
intimated that he would take the mat
let before congress.