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GIRL LEFT TO DIE IN THE ICE
Is Dropped Through Hot In Ice by
Sullivan, Iadjtee. 10 Tallin 4o dis
close the nature of hot Christmas
treat" to the members of her school.
Mis Erle&e Sinclair was bound to as
Iron trough and dropped through a
bole m the Ice on a pond by her pu
pils, and there left to a fate that was
nearly death. When benumbed and
unconscious, she was rescued by some
Miss Sinclair it the teacher of
school district IS, known as "unlucky
13" because It la reputed to contain
the most unruly set of pupils In the
Agreee to Give Pupils "Treat."
According to the established cus
toms In the country district, Miss Sin
clair agreed on demand to give her
pupils a "treat" before Christmas.
However, ah e refused to disclose the
nature of the treat and then the trou
The members of the school range
from 8 to 20 years of age, and the larg
er boys have caused the teacher, who
herself Is only 19 yearg of age, all
kinds of trouble. When she applied
tor the school she was warned that it
was known as "unlucky 13," and advis
ed to seek employment elsewhere. She
was told of the conditions and inform
ed that previous teachers had been
driven from the school. She declared
she did not have any fear and accept
ed the position, "13" and all.
TO PASS ON COLLEGE BUILDING
Fine New Structure at Parsons Col
lege Ready for Trustees.
Fairfield. Ia., Dec. 16. The board of
trustees of Parsons college is in ses
sion to pass upon the new buildings
which have Just been completed. They
are Foster Science hall, Fairfield hall
and the central heating plant The
former was erected through the gener
osity of T. D. Foster of Ottumwa, and
Fairfield ball was built by the citizens
The old main building, Ankeny hall,
was burned a year ago last August.
Hastily fitting up the ladles' dorma
tory for school purposes the sessions
were held in that building last year.
Work was begun on the new buildings
at once, and as a result college opened
this year in the two new buildings,
and It is hoped four more new build
ings will be ready for occupancy by
next September. They will be a gym
nasium, a collegiate building, a chapel
and a library building. These build
ings have been secured largely
through the efforts of Rev. Frederick
D. Hlnltt Ph. D., the president of the
DISCUSS TRADE WITH CANADA
Speech Delivered by John Carlton Be
fore Chamber of Commerce.
Boston, Mass., Dec. 1C. John Carl
ton, a member of the Canadian parlia
ment, delivered a forceful address
upon the subject, "Reciprocity With
Canada," before the Boston Chamber
of Commerce today. The tenor of
bis address was that the United
States must grant more liberal tariff
provisions or Canadian tariff rates
would eventually be advanced.. Ab
solute free trade, be said, between the
two countries was impossible.
In conclusion he said:
"The critical hour is at band when
Canada will have arrived at the part
ing of the ways and will decide
whether she shall cultivate intimate
and natural relations with the United
States, or whether she shall put up
her tariff wall against the country and
become a component part of a great
Imperial trade federation. The Unit
ed States can decide that the latter
shall be the case by maintaining Us
present tariff policy.''
SON WINS BRIDE FROM FATHER
Both Wanted to Marry Same Woman
And the Boy Wins.
New York, Dec. 16. In friend
ly rivalry with bis father to win the
same woman, Edward, son of Henry
Ballard, of Passaic, N. J has won.
Both were In love with MIbs Grace
Thompson, housekeeper for the fami
ly. The father, on what he thought
to be his deathbed, withdrew from
the matrimonial race. When Edward
Ballard and Miss Grace Thompson
were married on Nor. 29 what then
was supposed to be the ending of the
rivalry was brought about by the gra
dually falling health ot Henry Bal
lard, the father. Supposed to be cri
tically 111, the father called his son
to his bedside and asked him to marry
Miss Thompson, and an immediate
celebration was arranged.
A BIG BLIZZARD IN THE EAST
Blinding Snowstorm Raging In
Catsklll Mountain Region.
New York, Dee. 16. A blinding
blizzard last night extended over the
entire ' Catsklll mountain region.
Heavy enow extends over nothern New
York. At Saranae lake from eight to
ten Inches of snow fell. Reports from
the Adirondack region say a driving
snowstorm prevails there.
So Says Senator Morgan
in Recent Speech
ATTACKS ROOSEVELT'S POLICY
He Thinks that Cuba May be Cause
of Trouble Between This
Country and Germany
Washington, D. C, Dec. 16. In dis
cussing the Cuban reciprocity bill in
the senate yesterday Senator Morgan
again severely criticized President
Roosevelt's course in regard to Pana
ma and warned Cuba that aB the
United States had broken faith in
that matter tbe island had best look
carefully to its own Interests.
In tbts connection he said that
Germany might see fit to do in Cuba
what the United States had done in
Panama and then there would be
war, as both the kaiser and the presi
dent were thirsting for blood.
Mr. Morgan took occasion to refer
frequently to the Panama canal
treaty and to what he denominated
"presidential usurpation." He de
clared that the United States were
becoming affected to the core with
covetousness and said the country
seemed to be quivering with doubt as
to whether it should go over entirely
or pursue the better course followed
by our national fathers. So far as he
was concerned he would not be so
mean as to yield to a temptation sim
ply to advance the commercial inter
ests of his state. He asserted that
the United Slates would do as it
might please with the island of Cuba,
and added: "She is now fettered to
the decks of our warships as firmly
as Professor Langloy's airship was
ever attached to his houseboat."
Discusses the Message.
. Discussing the president's messago,
he said the chief executive had failed
to execute the Spooner law because
it was distasteful to him and declar
ed that he had not succeeded In for
mulatlug any satisfactory excuse for
his course. He predicted that the
time would come when Cuba would
"clip the threads that restrain her
and bind hor to us and again float off
into tho sea of liberty."
In such an effort, he continued,
Cuba might find a friend in Germany,
which might follow our example and
create a state of independence in a
night and then annex it with the com
ing sunrise. No doubt there would
be fighting, for who, he asked, "is
more eager to fight than Emperor
William or our own strenuous presi
dent?;' He then proceeded to say that only
yesterday he had mot a great Demo
crat who had "had a place lu our af
fairs only second in importance to the
presidency and had made a name for
himself in diplomacy (evidently
meaning former Secretary of State
Olney), -who hod bowed his head as
he said: 'For the first time in my
life I have to confess that I am as
hamed of the attitude of my country,"
COUNSELS HAVE SHARE "TP-T
Lawyers Make Incolent Remarks and
Call Each Other Liars.
New York, N. Y., Dec. 16. A sharp
tilt between the counsel enlivened
the opening of the United States
Shipbuilding hearing today. Mr.
Cuthrle characterized the statement
by Mr. Untermeyer as "Almost inso
lent" and the lie was passed on both
Mr. Guthrie spoke of the "delib
erate falsehood" on the part of Un
termeyer, who retorted in terms
equally as strong. Guthrlo resorted
to flies in the case and a copy ot
Morgan, Herges ft Co.'s letter which
he took away with him yesterday,
thereby preventing its publication.
Untermeyer then resumed the exam
ination ot George W. Perkins, of the
firm of J. P. Morgan ft Co. Perkins
testified that be knew but very little
about the shipbuilding company at
the time ot the sale ot the Bethlehem
plant but said the contract for the
sale provided that Morgan & Co.
would receive tbe actual amount of
cash advanced for the Bethlehem
company, $5,000,000 in stock being
taken in lieu of all profits and inter
est on the investment and to have
legal option on tbe organization of
the shipbuilding company.
EIGHT TEAMS ARE STILL TIED
Today Is Fourth Day of Six Day Bi
New York, Dec. 18. The fourth day
of the six day bicycle race round eight
teams still tied tor first place with the
score at 10 o'clock 1409 miles and 9
laps. Moran and Keegan lag behind
the other three teams and have little
chance of catching tbe leaders, though
the pace is very slow.
A Brief Resume
Man In Carboniferous Age.
In a shaft Just sunk by a coal com
pany near Cherokee, Kan., a hot made
of bark containing arrowheads of flint
has been found Imbedded in the Are
clay below the second vein of coal at
a depth ot 50 feet. The coal veins had
not been disturbed at that point. Tbe
box is fossilized and Is believed to in
dicate to scientists the existence of
human beings before the carboniferous
Consumption 8erum Falls.
The tuberculosis serum discovered
by Prof. Mamorek, formerly of the
Pasteur Institute at Paris, Is now said
by Paris physicians to be a failure.
Prof. George DIeulatoy reported to the
academy of medicine Tuesday that of
seven of his patients on whom Prof.
Mamorek tried the serum five became
worse and died. Other failures were
Life Buoy a Success.
The globular life saving buoy invent
ed by Doenvig was tested in a severe
gale off the Skaw, Denmark, Tuesday.
It carried the Inventor and four others
over the crest ot the waves from a
vessel 1,400 yards off shore and landed
them la safety. There was a slight
Jolt when the big ball grounded on the
Blindness From Appendicitis.
Mies Florence Wilson of Brooklyn,
N. Y., has suddenly been stricken blind
as the result of an operation for ap
pendicitis last spring. When th9 pa
tient was recovering from the opera
tion blood poisoning set In and a clot
of blood has now formed on the brain,
causing loss of sight. Oculists say
there is hope ot her recovery.
Antarctlo Expedition Rescued.
The steamer Antarctic, bearing the
Nordenskjold Swedish Antarctic expe
dition, was reported last week to have
been rescued by an Argentine war
ship. It had been crushed in the ice
since last spring.
N. Y. Central Adopts Electricity.
The policy of the New York Central
railroad looking - toward the general
use of electrl clocomotlves was defl
itely launched last week when it was
announced that thirty of such locomo
tives of new design capable of hauling
a train sixty miles an hour had been
ordered from the General Electric com
pany. This Is the largest order for
locomotives every placed in any coun
try. At the same time steam turbine
generators of V.BOO horse power each
were ordered. The Amreican Locomo
tive company will fill a part of the
order. Economy contemplated is not
so much a saving of fuel a3 in cost of
maintenance. The suburban trains will
have motor cars.
The Boll Weevil Convention.
Under the call from Gov. Heard of
Indiana a convention of cotton growers
ngt at New Orleans and approved the
plan of oSMbllshlP a non-cotton grow
ing zone along the TexoJ. border in the
hope .preventing the further advance
of the boll weeviL They also asked
the legislature to make it a crime to
bring the weevils into the state and to
prohibit the shipment ot cottonseed
or any farm product from any states
where the boll weevil exists unless
certified to be fumigated. A special
commission with $25,000 for its sup
port is asked. The governor was
asked to call an extra session of legis
lature for these purposes.
To Test Publicity Law.
In tbe execution of tbe publicity law
enacted by the last congress Commis
sioner Garfield of the department of
commerce and labor sent out a list of
perfunctionary questions to tbe large
corporations. The Standard Oil com
pany has refused absolutely to answer
and it is expected to test the depart
ment under the new aw. Most of tbe
other trusts have sent replies.
National Contractor's Association.
A call has been issued to all the
leading building contractors ot tho
country for delegates to a convention
at Chicago December 10 for the pur
pose of forming a national association
of building contractors. The avowed
object is to do away with sympathetic
Perry Heath Makes Denial.
In bis papor, the Salt Lake Tribune,
the Republican national ' committee,
published in full the Brlstow report,
which reflects on Heath's conduct as
first assistant postmaster general. Ed
itorially Mr. Heath says that Brlstow
has been pursuing him from the time
fee tntered the department and repeats
hit denial of all charges.
NEWS OF THE WEEK
of Recent Occinreivces in the World of Affairs
strikes and the union restriction in
the use of machinery or materials.
Low Water Closes Mills.
Tbe manufacturing Industries ot
Maine have been greatly handicapped
by the low water In the streams of
thai section. The Lockwood Cotton
mills at Watervllle have been added
to tbe list ot mills already closed from
this cause and many others are run
ning only part of their machinery.
Officers Must Study.
Brig-Gen. Ullss In ais report as pres
ident of the army war college says that
the officers of the army are neglecting
to study the military problems con
fronting the United States and that
these should form a part ot the college
work. He suggests the great working
out of war game.
Winter Wheat Damaged.
The government crop report issued
December 1 says that lack of moisture
and the Hessian fly have seriously
damaged wlnted wheat in Kansas, Mis
souri and Indiana.
Another Blow at Football.
Before the annual convention at New
York of the Association of Colleges
and Preparatory Schools of the Middle
States and Maryland, Mr. Pandon of
Bordentown, N. J., said that woman's
sense of sympathy aud compassion
was being injured by her attendance
at football games. He quoted an ex
clamation he heard a young glri make
at a recent game. She said, "Why
don't they take that injured man off
tho field and let the game go on" Dr.
Peabody of Groton school also thought
that the game was being oveedone,
though he favored it in Its milder
Urges Teaching of Morals.
That tho public schools must take
up the teaching of morals was the
point of a spirited discussion by Prof.
M. L. Perrln of Boston university be
fore the Massachusetts Teachers' asso
ciation. Lack of humility he declared
to be one ot our chief weaknesses,
adding: "Our fathers did chores, our
sons refuse to, and put the same en
ergy into football. Our girls decline
to do housework. We 6hould teach it
We are on the border of despotism and
the schools can cure It"
Harvard's Dyspepsia Mill.
As the result of an inquiry into the
growing tendency toward dyspepsia
and indigestion among Harvard stu
dents, President Eliot has ordered
closed "Snow's Lunch Room," the old
est and most famous eating house In
Cambridge, here, tor nearly twenty
five years, men from morning until
midnight have revelled in all sorts of
Indlgestable and unheard-of concoc
tions, termed "hot dog," "horses'
necks," etc, to the detriment ot their
health and morals.
Sohols Not Unmoral.
In response to the recent charge of
the Rev. W. M. Goer of New York that
our public schools are unmoral, Presi
dent Schurman of Cornell declares
that 65 percent of his freshmen -who
come from public schools are church
members while only 56 per cent ot
those from private aohools are so.
President Eliot of Harvard says he
finds that the "lusty young pagans"
are "quite as apt to come from private
schools as from public schools."
Honor Among Hazers.
Twenty sophomores of Rutgers col
lege, at New Brunswick, N. J., have
been suspended by the faculty for two
weeks for hazing a fresnman. When
two of the leaders were accused, their
eighteen acomplices voluntarily con
fessed their share in the affair and
all were suspended.
Ware to Resign.
Commissioner of tensions Eugene
r'. Ware has announced his intention
of resigning in a few months to re
sume his law practice. It is said that
he resents the constant crltclsm of
those who want a very liberal adminis
tration of the pension laws.
Taylor Wants More 8hlps.
Admiral Taylor, chief of tbe bureau
of navigation, in bis annnal report,
recommends a large Increase in tbe
ships and officers of the navy. He also
recommends a general staff.
Military Life Depressing.
The most talked ot officer In the
German army is Lieut. Bllse, who
has been arrested for writing a novel
picturing German army life as it 1b
to tbe men who form the vast organ
ization. He describes the unchang
ing routine and tedium of garrison
duty as being deadening to every no
ble aspiration and resutling In either
a life of indulgence for those ot a
coarse nature or in suicide tor those
Wilson Reports on Weevil.
In bis seventh annual report, made
public Monday, Secretary of Agricul
ture Wilson deals extensively with the
boll weevil, which he says represents
a very grave problem, "as tbe invasion
of these insects must necessarily mean
a complete revolution in present ag
ricultural methods." He recommends
that a special fund should be appro
priated tor immediate use In studying
this problem and that it should not be
less than $000,000. He calls attention
to the damage from other Insects and
says that the root-rot disease of cotton
will aggregate a loss of several mil
lion dollars annually. In spl'.e of all
efforts the boll weevil is constantly
spreading north and east from Texas
and unless checked will Burely reach
all of the cotton growing states.
His department is endeavoring to
learn how to measure accurately the
essential qualities of grain as a pre
liminary to a system of grading.
Experiments have shown that per
ishable fruit such as Bartlett' pears,
can be marketed successfully in Eu
rope by means ot shipment in refriger
ators. Direct shipments ot American
winter apples to Paris were inaugu
rated during the year.
Exports of farm products for 1903
amounted to $787,000,000, of which'
one-quarter was grain, another quar
ter meats and one-third cotton.
Postal Men Accuse Brlstow.
Many of tbe postal employes who
were criticised in the report of the
fourth assistant, have hit back by mak
ing accusations against Mr. Brlstow.
They say that he got some of the
smuggled cigars and that his sou was
on the payroll without having per
formed any duty.
A Year's Coinage.
Mint Director Roberts' annual report
shows that the mints at Philadelphia,
New Orleans and San Francisco broke
all records, coining 230,782,482 pieces
of money. The gold Imports amounted
to $44,982,027 and the exports of gold
Recognition of 8ervia.
The statS departindtat has given cre
dentials to John B. Jackson as minis
ter of the United States to Servia, he
being also minister to Greece and Rou
mania. It is expected that these cre
dentials will soon be presented to
Treasury's November Deficit.
The treasury's December 1st state
ment shows that tho November re
ceipts were $44,692,594 and the expen
ditures $47,427,788, leaving a deficit for
the month ot $2,735,194.
LABOR AND CAPITAL
The Western Miners' Strike.
Major-General Bates, who was sent
to Colorado to Investigate the disturb
ances in connection with the miners'
strike, has reported that these
amount to insurrection against the
state of Colorado, but that the state
militia was able at present to pre
serve order at both the Cripple Creek
and Telluride districts, bonce he
thought federal troops were then not
needed. The unions in the northern
part of the state decided on Sunday
to accept the proposition of the opera
tors on the new schedule with an
The sheriff at Telluride arrested
twenty-eight strikers on tbe charge
of being vagrants and ordered all idle
men to leave the town. This policy
is being opposed by the miners' fed
eration and steps were taken to test
the legality ot such action. Governor
Wells of Utah declared his intention
of calling an extra session of the
legislature to provide for the ex
penses of an indefinite military occu
pation ot the strike districts of bis
Unions Threaten Grand Opera.
An interruption in the New York
opera season was threatened by a
controversy between tbe Musical un
ion ot that city and the orchestral
leaders ot the Metropolitan opera
house. The union demands that the
two women harpists of the orchestra
be compelled to pay $100 and Join
the organization or else be discharg
ed. The management is in a quan
dary, as the harpists have contracts
In a letter to Editor McKelway of
tbe Broklya Eagle former President
Grover Cleveland has taken cognizance
of the boom started some time ago for
the presidential nomination by the
Democraoy. Mr. Cleveland says that
he has not for a moment thought that
In any circumstance should he "ever
again become the nominee" ot bis
party and that his determination is
unalterable and conclusive.
for the season and refuse to become
unionists, as that would necessitate
a declaration of citizenship and both
re foreigners. m
New York Cabmen Win.
Tbe New York cabmen who went
on strike last week won a prompt .
and decisive victory within three
days when their employers granted
tbe demand of ten hours off instead
of nine and two hours extra for meals,
with pay same as before, at $2 a day,
and their union recognized. In return
for these concessions the employers
obtained from the union a guarantee
that there shall be no strike in the
future until the matter at issue has
been submitted to arbitration.
Girl Stenographers Organise. """i
Tbe female typewriters and steno
graphers of Washington, D. O., are to
be organized and affiliated with the.
American Federation of Labor. They
wilt tflAman tnnra nnv ahnrtAP hnura'
and more time for lunch. Their pres
ent work-day is 7 hours. V 1 1
Janitors or Janltresses. ' s
The Chicago Federation ot LaborJ
has been called on to determine thai
respective rights of the organized
Janitors and Janltresses of that city.'
The former complain that they are
steadily bolng replaced by their fe
Baltimore Bell Foundry Fails.
A receiver has boon appointed for
the Henry McShane Manufacturing
compauy, the largest manufacturers
of chime bells in the country, located
at Baltimore. The concern was tied
up by the stringency In the money,
market and slow collections. Assets
are said to be $500,000 and liabilities
$250,000. The factory was founded
fifty years ago. .
Huntington Not So Rich.
Tbe estate of Collls P. Huntington,
who died at his camp In the Adlron-
decks in 1900, which at the time of
his death was supposed to be worth
between $73,000,000 and $80,000,000,
has Just been appraised at $28,301,763
net, the gross being $37,390,811.
Armour's Wheat Deal.
J. O. Armour Is said to have made
$210,000 lu a single day from a par
tial corner In wheat which enabled
him to put 6,000,000 bushels on the
market Tuesday at a profit of 3 ',4
cents a bushel. A slight break in
price resulted. j
Union Pacific's Big Earnings. J
In spite of the increase in operat
ing expenses and the disastrous June
floods, tho report of the Union Pacific
railroad shows an earning capacity of
9 per cent on $200,000,000.
Three Cent Advance In Oil.
Another advance in oil was made
Monday when Pennsylvania crude
went up to i.8o a Darrei.
Pllnanthropy and Plunder.
The Kev. Thomas R. Sllcer, in an
address at Cooper institute, New
York, Sunday, said it was a delusion
to suppose that giving of enormous
sums to benevolent institutions by
the money classes who acquired
wealth dishonestly was doing good.
"It is all very well," he said, "to hare
hospitals, institutions ot learning and
libraries, but when one considers that
the moneys expended for those pur
poses are the results of plunder, it is
sufficient to make one shrink from
Problem of Car-Crowding.
A new and practical solution of
the problem ot over-crowding street
cars in larger, cities has Just been
found by the London authorities.
Passengers, whether men or women,
who insist on getting on a car that
is already full are arrested and fined ,
on a charge of aiding and abetting
conductors in disregard of the anti
Carnegie Pities Rich Boys.
At a banquet ot the St. Andrew So
ciety of New York, Monday, Andrew
fln 1 J A KIL AM AttA
boy born a son of a millionaire. Ha
thought the Scotch children were
more fortunate in being born poor.
Odell Has His Way.
.The resignation of Chairman Bruce
of the Republican county committee
at New York Wednesday was general
ly regarded as an evidence ot Gov.
Odoll's power as the new Republican
boss ot the state machine. The gov
ernor and the senator have again con
ferred and given out narmony inter
views, but these are taken with a
grain ot salt by the knowing ones, , ;