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The marriage of Miss Gertrude Edna Perry
to Henry de Faye Brouard took place Tues
day evening at the residence of Mr. and Mrs.
C. H. Perry, 1100 Eighth street south.
Drs. Watson and Hoist, of the surgeons'
department, city hospital staff, have resigned
their positions, and Doctors Corbett and
Zeizer have been appointed in their places.
George Connors, the Wright county pris
»ier who has been in St. Barnabas hospital
/jr the last six weeks, ill with typhoid
fever, was yesterday so far convalescent £3
to be taken to the jail.
Building Inspector Gilman reports that
during tlie month of June 299 permits were
issued, representing a total sum of $224,385.
During the last three months 1,005 permits
have been issued, at a total of $1,237,650.
During July the special term work will be
short. One judge will sit each Saturday
from 9 to 12 o'clock, to dispose of the work.
When a long cat>e comes up it will be con
tinued to chambers during the week and
Yesterday Sheriff Holmberg sold for $20,000
a choice piece of property on mortgage fore
closure. The property was 50 feet of lot 4,
block BS, Minneapolis, being a piece on Sixth
street, back of the Minneapolis club. Samuel
B. Cowdrey was the purchaser and the mort
At the commencement exercises of
Western Reserve university, which were
held on June 17, Col. Thomas Went
worth Higginson and Rev. David N. Beach
were honored by degrees. Col. Higginson
was made doctor of laws and Mr. Beach
doctor of divinity.
GOOD PREMIUM ON BONDS.
Bids Were Even Better Than Were
Bids were opened yesterday for the
purchase of the $100,000 of school bonds J
recently authorized by the council. The
following bids were received:
Blodgett, Merritt & Co., Boston, $104,276.
E. H. Moulton, for Farmers and Mechan
ics' Savings bank, Minneapolis, $104,000.
Dietz, Dennisaon & Prior, Boston and
"" Cleveland, $104,630.
Lamprecht Bros., company, Cleveland,
B. W. Smith, agent, Minneapolis, par and
accrued interest for four bonds.
R. L. Day & Co., Boston, $104,839.
New York Security and Trust company,
New York, $103,070.
Farson, Leach & Co., Chicago, $103,600.
J. D. Cleghorn & Co., Minneapolis, $103,
W. J. Hayes & Sons, Cleveland, $105,250.
Knight, Donnelly & Co., Chicago, $102,500.
E. H. Gay & Co., $104,700.
This bid was afterward withdrawn by tel
The members of the ways and means
committee were very much pleased
with the offers submitted, as the num
ber and the premiums offered showed
conclusively that Minneapolis paper is
considered gilt edged in financial c'rcles
and is in good demand. The bid of
Hayes & Sons was accepted, the firm
being allowed ten days to take the
An Ante-Fonrth Blaze.
Five double-frame dwelling houses and a
tingle house located at Fourth street and
Fifth avenue north, were partially destroyed
by a fire which originated in a shed in the
rear of 502 Fourth street north at 2 o'clock
Wednesday morning. A number of small
boys were having a Fourth of July rehearsal
during the evening, and a smouldering fire
cracker is thought to have been the primary
cause of the disaster. The loss on the build-
Ings will not exceed $2,000. The insurance
placed on the buildings amounts to $5,400.
The total loss to the tenants, many of whom
had no insurance on their personal effects
will foot up $2,000.
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BUT THE FLYERS, BOTH KQI I\E
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PLY WITH THE ASSOCIATION
PALM WINS IN "ir<E HANDICAP
Martin of St. Paul a Good Second—
Fairmon and the Swede
The second day of the Minneapolis
Driving club's summer meeting- at
Minnehaha track was a decided im
provement in every way over the in
troductory occasion. The extreme
heat and the strong head wind still
blowing were discouraging factors as
on the first day, but otherwise the cli
matic conditions were all that could
have been desired, and there was a
very noticeable increase in the attend
ance, fully twice the number of people
being present that were on hand the
first day, The track was still a little
slow but this did not prevent some
first class exhibitions of sport and both
bicyclists and horsemen, apparently,
were in their element. All events
passed off smoothly and the only
thing to mar the pleasure of those
present was the inability of the man
agement to pull off the great derby,
the 2:25 trot, three mile dash. Consid
erable disappointment was occasioned
by this announcement but it could
not be helped. There were five en
tries for this race and the trotting
rules required four starters. Only
three starters could be found and the
event was accordingly postponed until
The other derby, the five-mile handi
cap for amateur cyclists, which excited
fully as much interest as was mani
fested in the trotting race, came off on
schedule time and was one of the most
gamely contested events of the kind
that have been seen on local tracks this
season. There were about 30 starters
and 24 stuck it out to the finish. A
spill in the fourth mile threw several
riders out of the race and all of them
were more or less bruised. Charles
Palm, the pupil of Gus Hansen, in long
distance riding, took another long step
toward fame by winning both time and
place prizes. He finished in 12:17.
The other events, though few in num
ber, were none the less interesting and
afforded ample entertainment for the
many lovers of fast horses who were
present. There were a number of
flyers in the field and it took several
heats in both contests before decisions
could be made. Gosette A., owned by
A. M. Dewing. Minneapolis, took first
place in the 2:40 trot, and Maronial,
same owner, captured the best place in
the 2:28 pace.
BOLTING DRYS ORGANIZE.
New Party Will be Active in Minne
The National Party is to be organized
in this state and if the conditions are
such that it is required, a state ticket
will be put into the field. This new
movement is the silver branch of the
Prohibition party which has bolted the
national organization. At the convent
ion at Pittsburg the gold and silver
factions had a bitter struggle resulting
in the silver men bolting and putting
forth a platform in favor of silver, pro
hibition and women suffrage as the
principal issues.. John P. St. John came
to this state several days ago with the
special intention of starting the new
party, and a meeting was called yester
day afternoon for that purpose.
In response to the call some 25 gentle
men met in the K. of P. hall, Masonic
Temple. The meeting was entirely in
formal and given over to the discussion
of the situation and how best to pro
ceed. Talks were given by Mr. St.
John, Professor Caton, D. K. Evans,
Rev. Macalester, E. C. Wright and
others. It was thought best to affect
a temporary organization, with chair
man and secretary who were to canvass
the state and open up correspondence
with the members of the party who
were known to be sympathizers. This
was done with T. W. Davles as chair
man and A. P. Peterson as secretary.
These two were instructed to appoint
a chairman for each county who is to
obtain and forward lists of the sym
pathizers in their respective counties
and in general do the work in their dis
tricts. In regard to putting a
ticket in the field the gentlemen
in the movement will prob
ably wait until they see what candi
dates the silverits put up.
Prohibitionists Make Nominations
for State Officers.
The Prohibitionists made nominations In
state convention yesterday as follows:
Governor W. J. Dean, Minneapolis.
Prof. Ole Lockensgaarl, Madison.
Secretary of State
J. A. McConkey. Fergus Falls.
Attorney General. Judge E. Shannon, Duluth.
The greater part of the morning, from 9
until 11:30 o'clock, was devoted to the con
sideration of the platform to be adopted;
and the final result was the practical adop
tion of the broad guage platform of the
proposed National party, with the insertion
of a state plank. In brief, the platform
favors the following points:
Pledging support of the National party
candidates for president and vice-president,
Joshua Lovering and Hale Johnson. The
legal prohibition of both national and state
liquor traffic; woman suffrage: liberal pen
sions; government control of railroads, tele
graph and telephone lines; direct election of
senators and presidents by the people; the
Initiative and referendum; reform of cam
paign methods in Minnesota to enable new
and small parties to put candidates in the
field without enormous expense; the legal
discountenancing of monopoly; the issu
ance of money only by the government and
in plentiful quantities; the restoration of
silver to the position it occupied prior to
1873, and the future demonetization of both
gold and silver, currency to be supplied by
treasury notes representing gold and silver
bullion at market value.
After considerable discussion over minor
details, the platform was unanimously
adopted against the protestations of Prof.
L. W. Cheny. of Northfleld, who objected
to the insertion of the money plank in
Although it was after noon by this time,
It was decided to complete the work of the
convention in the session and the work of
nominating the state officers began, with the
result above given. Two presidential electors
were also nominated. They were Ole Cront,
of Douglas county, and James E. Pinkham, of
Most of the out-of-town delegates departed
for their homes during the afternoon.
The convention added to the executive
committee the following: W. G. Calderwood,
J. W. Lansing, J. P. Pinkham- and Mrs.
Frances Neal, of Hennepln county, and C.
A. Fowble, N. R. Frost and Mrs. S. V. Root,
of Ramsey county. The state central com
mittee elected its officers as follows: George
W. Higgins, of Minneapolis, chairman;
George, of Hamline, secretary, and C. W.
Dorsett, of Minneapolis, treasurer.
Death of John Hoey.
John Hoey, father of Joseph Hoey, and
eldest brother of the late Capt. Hoey and
Joseph and William Hoey ,of this city, died
at the family residence, 410 Seventh street
south, this morning at 4 o'clock. Funeral
will take place from the residence Thursday
morning, July 2, at 8:30. The remains will
be shipped to Copperstown, N. Y., the ter-
THE SAINT PAUL GLOBE: THURSDAY, JULY 2, 1896.
mer residence of the deceased, for inter
They Remember Winters.
About fifty employes of the Great Northern
railroad, mostly from the Willmar division,
called on O. O. Winters, formerly divisional
superintendent, at his home, Oirard avenue
and Twenty-second street north, last night,
and presented him with a handsome gold
watch. T. A. Brann, local freight agent,
made the presentation speech. Then W. F.
Myron, of St. Paul, presented Mrs. Winter
with a magnificent sliver service. t
Two Cars Bump.
A west-bound Bryant avenue closed car
was struck in the rear by a Munroe and
Lyndale car at Franklin and Lyndate ave
nues shortly after 6 o'clock last evening,
damaging both so they had to be taken to
the repair shops, and inflicting serious in
juries to two passengers. The accident was
caused by the motorman of the Lyndale car
not anticipating a quick stop by the one in
July Fourth is the day set for the great
contest between the Wisconsin University and
the Minnesota Boat clubs. Prior to this event
will be the annual Fourth of July regatta of
the Minnesota Boat club, formerly held over
the Mississippi river course. Three afternoon
trains via the Great Northern railway. Just
the place for your Saturday outing. Hotel
Lafayette, Minnetonka Beach. Ticket offices,
300 Nicollet avenue, Minneapolis, and 199 East
Third street, St. Paul.
NORTH DAKOTA CROPS.
Weather Not So Favorable to Most
Kinds of Grain.
BISMARCK, S. D., July I.— The week
ly report of the weather and crop
bureau is as follows:
The weather conditions during the
past week, while favorable for growth,
have been injurious to the wheat in
many localities. The hot weather dur
ing the day, followed by rain or heavy
dew at night has caused considerable
rust in this crop, and some reports in
dicate a poor outlook. The earlier
sown wheat has made such headway as
to partially escape injury from this
cause, and where well sown, and not
infested with weeds, is heading out,
but the later sown grain does not fare
so well, the young stools being reported
as killed by rust, and some fields are
still turning yellow. Rye and oats still
hold their own, and are making good
headway, being in some places fifteen
inches high, and heading out. Flax al
so is making good growth and some
fields are reported in blossom. Some
rye which was of a poor stand has been
cut for feed. The potato crop promises
an abundant yield, and with ample
moisture has advanced rapidly and the
plant is now in blossom. Hay promises
an immense yield, and in some sections
cutting has commenced.
DEAD MAN FOR CHAIRMAN.
Fitting Election by Representatives
of a Dead Party.
Bpecial to the Globe.
WATERTOWN, S. D., July I.— The Populist
county convention convened in this city to
day. One of their master strokes of political
generalship was the election of a man to the
chairmanship of the county Central commit
tee who had been dead nearly two years; a
fact, which, it seems, does not disfranchise
any man from holding any position in the
Populist party. The following living gentle
men were elected to represent the county at
the Huron state convention: W. R. Thomas
A. M. Allen, M. G. Markrud, C. A. Hubbard.
The convention instructed for A. M. Allen of
this city for commissioner of schools and pub
Not French's Trunk.
Special to the Globe.
WEST SUPERIOR, Wis., July I.— Coroner
Howson has decided that the headless and
limbless body found at Brule is not that of
William French, who disappeared from Mar
I. mirier Will Go Slow.
Special to the Globe.
WINNIPEG, Man., July I.— Press dispatches
state that Laurier will make no tariff changes
until the sentiment of the United States is
manifested in the coming presidential elee
lilts Shortage In One Month.
EAGLE GROVE, 10., July I.— About a
month ago, E O. Hanson, an extensive deal
er in agricultural machinery, sold out to
his brother, H. G. Hanson, formerly in the
same business at Thor. A few days ago H.
G. disappeared, leaving his accounts in bad
shape, an Investigation showing a shortage
of over $5,000. Hanson was tracked to Bode,
and an officer put on his track. Hanson
then returned and gave himself up. He was
placed under bonds of $500, which were fur
nished by his brother, and his preliminary
trial was held Tuesday.
Frontenac Carries the Penant.
WINONA, Minn., July I.— ln a ten-mile
race between the steamer Ravenna and the
steamer Frontenac, owned by the Jand-Nor
ton company, of this city, the Frontenac won
by five lengths. For the first five miles it
was neck and neck, and then the Frontenac
slowly pulled away from its competitor. The
Ravenna has heretofore been considered the
fastest boat on the upper Mississippi.
Special to the Globe.
HURON, S. D., July 1.-City Attorney Wil
marth has been directed by the city council
to bring action against ex-Mayor and Treas
urer H. Ray Myers for $367, shown to be
due the city from him by the books and
records. Col. Myers was treasurer during
the last of his four years as mayor. A prop
osition to arbitrate was declined by Myers.
Pledged to Campbell.
Special to the Globe.
ABERDEEN, S. D., July 1.-Brown county
Republicans held the best-attended conven
tion In the history of the party today
Twenty-four delegates to the state conven
tion were chosen. Senator C. A. Howard was
renominated and H. W. Cole, of Claremont,
was named as his .colleague. Representative
farmers were chosen for the lower house
Resolutions pledge all the legislative nomi
nees to an effort to secure just rates of trans
portation without discrimination in favor of
places or individuals, also to use all honor- I
able means until success crowns their ef
forts or until released by the candidate to se
cure the election of Hon. A. W. Campbell
to the United States senate. Ex-Speaker
James M. Lawson was nominated for state's
Premature Celebration of the Fonrth
Special to the Globe.
WINNIPEG. Man., July I.— A large balloon
passed over this city at 6 o'clock this after
noon, going in an easterly, direction. It
could not be discerned whether- a*iy occupants
were in the cage or not. No iriformation has
been received here as to where the aerial
traveler came from.
Two Editors Wedded.
Special to the Globe.
RUSH CITY. Minn., July I,— Miss Jao
quetta Lee, one of the popular teachers In
our city schools, was married last night at
8 o'clock to Prof. John Weinzirl, of Madison
Wis., at the home of the bride's parents w'
W. Lee, adjoining town, amid floral 'sur
roundings, Rev. Feelham, of the Methodist
church, o fDuluth, officiating.
Decidedly Hot Wave.
Special to the Globe.
PIE3RE, 8. D., July 1.-A hot wave is on
over this section today with the mercury at
100 and the wind coming in hot puffs. Without
rains hot winds are liable to blow any day.
Fatally Hurt In a Runaway.
Special to the Globe,
REDWOOD FALLS, Minn., July I.— Donald
Stewart, one of Redwood county's most prom
inent men, was fatally injured in a runaway
this evening. Physicians say he can only
live a few hours. Mr. Stewart is wealthy and
is the father of Andrew Stewart, the Populist*
Special to the Globe.
BISMARCK, N. D., July I.— The Emmons
county Republican convention today elected as
delegates to the state convention, "Tom Kelley
D, R. Streeter, G. W. Tracey, Edwin Brad
dock, Win. Munch, J. C. Parker, I. H. Robin
son, Peter Shier. They favor Wm. Budge for
governor. In the judicial flght Winchester
won by aft overwhelming majority.
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An Oddity in Barbers,
Philadelphia has a barber with * consider
able business who has not spoken a word to a
customer in 10 years past, and he is neither
deaf nor dumb. He shaves the prisoners In
Moyamensing Prison, and one stipulation In
his contract is that he shall neither speak to
the prisoners or hold ecnunuaicaUoa with
them in any waj.
SHOT AT SPIFFS
FREE EXCHANGES OF ni'LLETS BE.
TWEEN DEI'ITIES AM) RIO
TERS AT BEREA.
APPEAL FOR STATE TROOPS.
SHERIFF TELEGRAPHED HE WAS
UNABLE TO CONTROL THE!
WOMEN TOOK PART IN TROUBLE.
Drove the Non-Union Men From the
Stone Quarries With Clubs
BEREA, 0., July I.— Over 100 shots
were exchang-ed by deputy sheriffs and
strikers this morning: at the atone
quarries at West View. No one was
killed, so far as known. One striker
had his leg broken in two places, and
many have sore heads as the result of
a hand to hand conflict. The strikers,
who had been out for two weeks, ap
proached the quarry through the
woods with the avowed intention of
driving out the non-union men at work.
They were met by sheriffs and forty
deputies, who commanded them to
stop. For answer, the strikers began
firing, and the fight then became gen
eral. For a few moments the strikers
were repulsed and fell back to the
woods. The men in the quarries are
quitting for fear and by th importuni
ties of their wives.
While the strikers were at West View
the women in overwhelming numbers
took the quarry here by storm and
drove out the workmen with clubs. The
sheriff was at West View with all but
a handful of his deputies, and iu con
sequence the women had it all their
own way. When the news reached
them that some of the strikers had
been injured at West View, the wo
men were beside themselves with rage,
and were only kept in check by the
large body of citizens hastily sum
moned from the village. The strikers
would not allow any one inside of
their line after the fight, so it was not
possible to learn how many of their
number had been injured. None of the
sheriff's men were hurt.
Sheriff Leek, this afternoon telegraph
ed Gov. Bushnell, at Columbus, that he
was unable to hold in check the strik
ing stone quarry-men at Berea, and
asked that four companies of militia
be ordered to his assistance at once.
In response, Governor Bushnell wired
that the sheriff must use his own judg
ment, and if unable to cope with the
strikers himself, to call out what mili
tia he wanted in the county. Every
thing is quite at Berea and Westview
to-night. The sheriff has 160 deputies
under arms, 50 of them with Winches
ter rifles. Company D., O. N. G., at
Berea, is under arms, aird Co., K., of
this city has been ordered to stand in
readiness to move.
Four Polish strikers were wounded in
the melee at West View. Vincent
Maschinski was shot through the lungs
end will die. He is 38 years old and has
a wife and 4 children. Martin Rockow
ski was wounded in the chin and Jos
eph Wawazonski and Anton Polok were
slightly wounded in the legs. The
strikers have sworn oxit warrants for
the arrest of deputy sheriff Smith and
other deputies, charging them with
shcoting to kill.
It Hooted the Non-Union Men at
CLEVELAND, 0., July I.— The workmen
left the Brown Hoisting company's works
this afternoon at 5 o'clock under escort of
175 policemen. Strikers and onlookers to
the number of 6,000, hooted and Jeered them.
Squads of strikers went in both directions
on St. Clair street and took possession of
every car that came along, filling them so
full that the workmen could not get on.
By force, the police succeeded in getting a
number of the workmen on the cars and sent
them home under guard. The rest were
marched to the central police station, fol
lowed by the howling mob, and from there
were sent home in patrol wagons. Tomor
row any crowd that • collects will be dis
pursed. : .
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Its Evolution From an Expression,
of Cruelty to That of Merriment.
Just ar the hoof of 'the horse is a remnant
of an original five toes; Just as the pineal
gland in man is now said to be the survival of
a prehistoric eye on the top «f the head, so
perhaps, this levity In regard to particular
ailments (in others) may be the descendani ot
an aboriginal ferocity in rain.. It is a weil
known theory that what w* call humor arose
from the same source; that the first human
laugh that ever woke the astonished echoes
of gloomy primeval forests wa« not an expres
sion of mirth, but exultation over the misery
of a tortured enemy.
There is to this day something terrible in
laughter. The laugh of madness or of cruel
ty is a sound more awful than that of the bit
By means of that strange phonograph that
we call literature, we can even listen now to
the laughter of the dead; to the hearty guf
faws or cynical titterings of generation after
generation of bygone men and women; and If
we are curious in such matters, we can probe
into the nature of the changes that have
passed over the fashion of men's humor.
For It has been said, not without the sup
port of weighty cumulative evidence, that as
we penetrate further into the past we find
the sense of humor depending always more
obviously and solely upon the enjoyment of
the pain, misfortune, mortification or embar
rassment of others. The sense of superiority
was the sense of humor in our ancestors- or
in other words, vanity lay at the root of this'
as of most other attributes tf our bumptious
Putting ear to our phonograph, we catch
the echoes of a strange and merry tumult
boisterous, cruel, often brutal, yet with here
and there a tender cadence from some soli
tary voice; and presently this lonely not«
grows stronger and sweeter, as we travel
slowly towards our own time, until at length
through all the merriment, we can hear the
soft undermurmur of pity. Does the picture
not seize the Imagination— the long laughter
of the ages which begins in cruelty and ends
A non-poisonous match lias been devised by
a French chemist, potassmm permanganate
and amyl acetate being am#ng the inoffensive
ingredients. The matches aSe made easily and
without danger, ignite reawy, are not liable
to explosion when stored in juantity, and have
an odor said to be positively agreeable.
New Ulm, Minn.,
July 4th, * «
The Minneapolis & St. Louis R.
R. will run special train leaving
Broadway depot, St. Paul, 7 a.m.,
arrivinjf New Ulm, 10:35 a. m.
Return, leave New Ulm, 7:00 p. m,
$2.65 per round trip.
Tickets limited Jo^ Juljr $.
An Englishman'!) Witty Description
Of the Auiiunl.
The camel, be It once said, Is an
everrated beast. There is a great deal
of him, but he is not for his size nearly
so strong as the useful, unpretentious
donkey. Then, too, his anatomy is so
strangely conceived. His legs are at
tached to his great, unwieldly carcass
with seemingly bo little consideration
for the uses to which (merely viewed
as legs) he might be expected to put
them. And his neck and tall are so
obviously disportionate to the rest of
him, and both so useless, that one can
not avoid the thought that the camel
is somehow incomplete, or, owing to
some mistake, was never finished off
Even the qualities he possesses tend
to strengthen one in this bewildering
suspicion. For instance, he can kick
himself violently in the — let us say the
front of the back — with his foreleg. He
dees it constantly. Time and again
have I devoted long hours (fruitlessly,
I must admit) to an attempt to win
the confidence of my favorite camel —
my favorite because he is less cruel to
me than the others. I have wooed him
with the soft note of my kourbach.
I have tempted him with the thorniest
of rmimosa branches. I have puffed
tobacco smoke in his supercilious nost
rils. And then, just as I have fancied
I saw the light of sympathy dawning in
his long-lashed eye, he has risen all of
one movement to his feet, grinned at
me in a frightful manner, disclosing a
forest of green and broken teeth and
gazing at me full, with more vindictive
contempt than I have ever marked in
any human eye, has kicked himself
violently in the stomach and lain down
again, as if he would say, "Now, go
away and don't bother, like a good
Then he can gnaw his own tail — his
absurd useless little rag of a tail that
isn't even worth biting. But is that an
object worth living for? Or, again, he
has, to be sure, seven stomachs, of
which, vain beast, he is so inordinately
proud (as though he had anything to
do with it), that he is constantly fetch
ing up one of them to show you, and
blows it out from his great, ugly throat
in a horrid, glittering, transparent bulb
for you to admire. A more nauseating
practice could hardly be conceived, but
the low brute will do it. One accom
plishment, indeed, I can give him credit
for. He can flick a fly from the top
of his head with his hind toe. Now,
this in the age we live in might, were
he a luckier beast, and the rest of his
bulk conducive, have served him in
good stead. But as things are, I fear
he will make nothing of it. His shape
is fatally against him, and he will
never become fashionable as a step
But, with all his faults, defects and
disabilities, the camel has, so far as his
country is concerned, not yet been su
perseded by any yet more practical in
vention, and, despite the fact that his
temper is bad, his appetite vast and
sordid., his capacity for , prolonged ex
istence without water a giddy fiction,
his carrying capacities mean and his
locomotive powers exasperating meager
yet he is all we have, and on him we
must largely depend throughout thig
Dongola expedition. Dr. Conan Doyle,
who is one of our party, believes, after
a week or so acqauintance with him,
that he has discovered in his riding
camel great delicacy of sentiment and
much dignity of demeanor. But then
Dr. Conan Doyle is a man of so wide
a charity that he actually believes in,
and even admires — well, no, I will not
j say who it is. Let every one guess for
| himself. But if that person, why not
the camel? Why not. indeed? Perhaps
I may have some day something pleas
ant to say about my camels. Time
must decide. Is it a long-lived beast, I
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POPE'S SNUFF BOX.
Ills Holiness Gets His Supply Prom
the United States.
Pope Leo XIII. adheres to a custom
still practiced in this country by gentle
men of the old school— that of using
snuff. It is not generally known that
the snuff used by the head of the
Roman Catholic church is made especi
ally for his use in Baltimore. It is the
highest priced snuff made anywhere in
the world, and its value is increased
several times above the original cost
after the customs duty has been paid
to the Italian government. The snuff
for the Prince of Rome is manufactured
from the pick of the finc-st Virgina and
Kentucky tobacco, the Baltimore firm
which makes the snuff being careful
that every vestige of stem is removed
from the tobacco before it undergoes
the process which changes the leaf to
a sneeze provoker. Before it is packed
the snuff is flavored with the costly
attar of roses. One hundred pounds
were first ordered for the Vatican. This
was packed in one-pound and five-pound
jars, each jar being placed in a leather
case lined with cardinal satin.
The jars were of the same color and
each was tied with a cardinal ribbon.
In honor of Cardinal Gibbons, through
whom the Baltimore firm secured its
first order, the snuff was called "cardi
It is supposed that the five-pound
jars found a resting place in the pri
vate apartments of His Holiness. The
one-pound jars were used as presents
from the pope to various cardinals and
to others of his friends fond of a good
Baltimore sneeze. Rev. John P. Far
relley, of the American college at Rome,
appears to have been numbered among
the latter, and must have pinched of
the pope's snuff, for the Baltimore
makers recently received an order
from Father Farrelley for "some of
the snuff his holiness uses." This or
der has been filled. Pope Pius IX. wn~
a snuff taker, too. and Baltimore en
joyed the distinction of making his
snuff. The brand was known as "Pio
MANY QIEER COINS.
A Chipaßoan Has a, Valuable Collec
tion of Old Pieces of Money.
Probably the most unique collection of old
coins in the United States Is in the possession
of Dr. H. Rivenburg, 2522 North Hamilton
He has over 100 specimens, each of which
is inclosed in an envelope, on which is writ
ten the history of the king or queen during
whose reign the coin was minted. Dr. Riven
burgh is an enthusiastic numismatist and
has been collecting rare pieces of money for
twenty-eight years. In his queer collection
he has money that was minted during the
reigns of the twenty Caesars, beginning with
Julius Caesar, who reigned B. C. 100 to 44,
and going down to the time Christ was born.
The picture of each Caesar is imprinted on
the coin of his reign, and although the
money is worn it can plainly be seen that
excellent stamping was done in ancient days.
The money is very rough and most of the
coins have ragged edges, showing that the
coins were pounded Into shape by hand.
Money from almost every country is in Dr.
Rlvenburgh's possession, and he values his
collection dearly. The Egyptian coin holds
the chief place from a point of antiquity.
The one he values most is the one minted
at the time King Ethbaal, of Sidon, reigned.
The history on the envelope gives the date
of his reign as B. C. 940 to 998. The coin
is the oldest one in his collection.
Dr. Rivenburgh also has a coin that was in
circulation during the time of Alexander
the Oreat. One of the first pennies minted
by the United States government, and a coin
used at the time of Tlglathpileser, an As
syrian monarch, who reigned B. C. 747 to
730, are also in his possesion. The oddest
looking piece of money he has is the cent
which was issued by Queen Berenice. The
edge is cut so as to leave sharp points, re
sembling the teeth of a saw. Some of the
coins are oblong, with pictures of animals
scattered over them, while others are as
thin as a sheet of paper and perfectly plain
except for a few Greek leters.
"I came in possessor! of the money in an
unusual manner," said Dr. Rivenburgh. "A
friend of mine owed me some meney, but I
refused to acept it. He then gave me the
coins. I have advertised several times to see
if any one has any coins similar to mine, but
could find no one. I would not part with
"The North Pole made use of at last/'
Always at the front and wherever
"BATTLE AX" goes it is the
biggest thing in sight* It is as re
markable for its fine flavor and quality
as for its low price* A 5 cent piece
of "BATTLE AX" is almost as
large as a JO cent piece of any other
equally good tobacco*
VERT T "4L
Is the Distriin People Over
In no country in the world is unequal popu
lation so powerfully demonstrated as in the
United States. In the congested East Side
district of New York city thousands of peo
ple are crowded into a space hardly suffi
cient for so many hundreds. A mere gavret
room in many instances, answers as the home
for a whole family, and all the unfortunate
denizens of the community are literally ;n
need of breathing space. Down in Texas, a
three days' railroad Journey from the scene
just described, one may ride mile after mile
without seeing a human habitation, and that,
too, in many cases, through fertile lands that
need but the touch of human industry to
make them yield a rich abundance of iife"s
necessities. Texas is not the only state that
furnishes the opposite side to the wretched
East side picture. There are Nebraska, Mon
tana, Nevada, Arizona— all more or le3s rich
in natural resources, and only waiting for the
hand of the master, man, to turn them to
account. But, while America leads the world
in this unequal population, it is not the only
country that is thus affected.
It seems strange to think that in one sin
gle town there should be more people ihan
in an entire continent. Yet such is the case.
Australia has a population of a little over
3,000,000, which falls short of that of the
metropolis by a large figure, and if to th«
people of London we add those of Paris au4
Canton, we get a number equal to thai which
represents the population of Australia and
Canada combined. This can be set down in
rough figures as follows:
London 4,500,000 I Canada 5,000 000
Paris 2,400.000 Australia ....3,000 000
Here we have three cit!es whose combined
population exceeds that which is spread over
an area nearly twice the size of Europe.
Again, if we compare the little Kingdom of
Beig-um with the Dominion of Canada, a re
markable contrast is noticeable:
Belgium— Area, 11,373 square miles; popuUt-
Canada— Area, 3,395,647 square miles; pop
From this it will be seen that Canada al
though nearly 300 times the size of Belgium
contains a considerably smaller population.
To take another contrast: The vast tract
of land comprising Western Australia which
occupies an area of over 1,000,000 square miles
confaina 50,000 people, while the Inhabitants
of the little island of Hongkong, which covers
an area of 32 square miles, being only ten
miles long and three broad, number 220 000
--that is to say, Western Australia, although
more than thirty times the size of Hongkong
contains one quarter the number of Inhab
THE MAKING OP SWISS WATCHES.
Manufacturer Takes the Best Offered
Him to Put His Name On.
It is most Interesting to compare the dif
ferent methods by means of which the high
est grade of mechanical perfection is at
tained in various countries. Notwithstand
ing the high character of American watches
for example, the finest Swiss watches still
retain their great reputation, says a writer
in Cassier's Magazine.
The Swiss workman receives the parts from
the manufacturer in the rough, takes them
to his home, puts his best individual skill
iDto finishing and assembling and brings the
completed watches to his employer. The lat
ter inspects the work, aDd out of a batch of
say, fifty watches, he selects five or six as
worthy of his attention, and puts the others
into his regular trade under some general
trade name. The selected watches he read
justs, working over them for days, weeks and
months before he considers them worthy to
bear his own name, and It is these watches
which go to those who not only have the
money to buy, but also the patience to wait
A prominent firm of American jewelers
chafing under the inconvenience of this old
world method of doing things, sought to in
troduce American methods and se if the
highest grade of Swiss watches could not be
made more methodically. A factory was
built, enticing rates of wages were offered
to the most skilled of workmen and the ex-
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pertinent was tried. But, alas! the Swiss
workmen soon found that no regular wages
could pay him for his loss of liberty. To be
on hand when the whistles blew in the morn
ing, to have his stated hour for dinner and
his fixed hour for quitting at night— these re
strictions he could not stand long. Formerly
he had worked when he felt like it and
stopped when it pleased him, and when he
was paid for one job he took his time to
begin the next, generally waiting until his
funds ran low. The factory plan did not work
for long, and the idle building now beara
silent testimony to the Swiss love for inde
pendence, which is as much a factor in pres
ent life as it has been in past history.
Only $1.00 for the round trip to Minne
tonka, including tour of the lake, via the
Great Northern Railway. City ticket offices:
3GO Nicollet Avenue, Minneapolis; 199 B.
Third Street, St. Paul.
Doctors Puzzled by the Changing
Hnen of a Colored Boy'a Skin.
New York Press.
A strange case in which doctors, as well as
scientists from the surrounding country, are
interested, is that of Clement Smith, colored,
of Belvidere, N. J., who drives the public ice
wagon at. that place.
As the sky changes, says the New York Re
corder, the face of the colored man takes on
a different hue, and it is said that his face
is slowly assuming the hues and coiors of
The doctors who have examined the man
say they are puzzled, and the only explana
tion they can give for the strange freak of
nature is that it is caused by the chemical
action of the sun's rays on the ice which is
handled by Smith dally.
Mrs. Smith, the mother of the young man,
tried to wash the lines from his face, but
could not do so. She is superstitious, as is
her husband, and fears something is going
to happen to her son; but he goes about his
work as usual, not minding the attention he
The Rumor Confirmed.
New York World.
Late in the evening a report spread
through the train that we had as a fellow
passenger a man worth $20,000,000, who had
got on at .Buffalo. I made inquiry of the
porter of my car and he replied:
"Dat's what dey say, but yo' can't allua
tell. He's in de next cah, but I can't dun
say if he's rich 'till mawnln'."
Next morning the porter beckoned me into
the smoking compartment and said:
"Dat story was all true, sah."
"Then he's worth $20,000,000 eh?"
"All of dat, sah, an' mebbe mo'."
"How did you find out?"
"From de odder po'tah, sah. De gemlan
has Jest gin him 10 cents, while everybody
else has cum down with a quarter!"
100 Mile*" for 91.00.
Round-trip to Lake Minnetonka. including
the tour of the lake on the big steamer, via
Great Northern Railway. Ticket offices: 199
E. Third Street. St. Paul; 300 Nicollet Ave
Tombs Before Christ.
New York Sun.
Five intact tombs of the second and third
centuries before Christ have been d!&covered
at Camarlna, in Eastern Sicily, by Dr. Oral,
though the greater part of the burial places
had been plundered in ancient times. At
Noto Vecchio he has found three prehistoric
cemeteries, a Jewish and three small Chris
tian catacombs. He will end the season with
excavations in the forum of Syracuse.
Where It Shows.
Up To Date.
"Those Flashleys remind me of a pair of
"Because about everything they have Is on