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Trade of United States with Can
ada Shows Big Increase.
ThU Despite the F»cl of the Prefer
ential Tariff Rate» Eetabllehed Be
tween Canada and Great Brit
ain—A Year'» Record.
The Canadian preferential tariff in
favor of the United Kingdom has not
Lad the expected effect of reducing the
p,..pot'iiäu which the United States
j.-p.ics of manufactures imported
adian territory. A copy of the
Canadian Manufacturer, just received
hv me treasury department bureau of
atistics. sharply calls attention to
the fact that imports of dutiable arti
into Canada from the United

.States in the fiscal year 1899 aggre
gated over $44,000.040 and from Great
urït-ain less than $28,COO,CC<>, and that
t ue United States is furnishing a much
larger amount of manufacture* of iron
and steel than the United Kingdom,
and adds:
"The preponderance of trade is over
whe.mingly in favo-r of American man
at factures, and tariff preference in
favor of British goods to the contrary
notwithstanding, American manufac
tures are taking the cream of the busi
ls it possible that British man
ufacturers are entirely unable to com
pete in the Canadian market ?"
The Canadian, tariff, it will be re
membered. wa* in 1897 so adjusted that
the duty on articles entering Canada
from the United Kingdom was made,
beginning with April, 1897, 12»/, per
cent, less than the rale from other
parts of the world, and on. July 1, 1898.
another reduction in favor of the Unit
ed Kingdom was matte, bringing the
total reduction to 23 per cent, as
against goods coming from other
parts of the world. A recent announce
ment indicates that, beginning with
July L, 19C0, a still further reduction
would be made, so that the rates of
duty on articles from the United King
dom would he 33 1-3 per cent, less than
those from other parts of the world.
While the effect of the third reduction
of 12»/, percent., which went into oper
ation July 1. 1900, cannot yet be deter
mined, it is practicable to compare the
imports of manufactures into Canada
from the United Kingdom and the
United States respectively during the
years endir.g June 30, 1898. 1899 and
HY*), and thus determine whether the
advantages which the manufacturers
of the United Kingdom during that
time have a perceptible effect upon the
relative growthof Iheimportsof Cana
d!a from the two countries, the United
Kingdom and the United States.
Good Shot by Hooter Preveate Rep
lu» Pi
Ale from Hell
oa a Boy.
f)tto Doetcher, a 14-year-old boy em
-ploved in the office of H. J. Young,
of the National Mercantile
•company, of Toledo, Q., had a terrible
experience with a rattlesnake while
■visiting at the home -of a relative near
He desired to go out and get some
Trogs in the ponds which are located
-on the farm where he was visiting.
"While walking along the bank he
stumbled and fell, and as he was fall
ing he saw a huge snake under him.
It was lying in the sun and was
•stretched out Its full length.
His body Tiad hardly struck the
ground and he had just discovered the
-reptile when he heard the snake rat
tle. and a second later the reptile
coiled itself and raised its head slight
ly Into the air, showing Its poisoning
fangs. A man who had been out hunt
ing happened along and saw the boy
and his predicament,
upon his action at once, and raising
the gun to his shoulder fired st the
reptile's head. His aim was good and
the snake's head fell to the ground.
The boy was badly frightened, and
■could barely reach the home of his
The hunter secured the rattles on
the snake's tail and now has them in
his possession. There were 27 of
them, and thia would indicate that
the snake was 30 years of age, as they
are supposed to accumulate rattles at
the rate of one each year after they
have reached the age of three years.
-fiaerr Appetite Ifcowa br • Hlavaa
Noatlia-Old Bop la f*eaa
An 11-months-old son of Mr. and Mra.
John Miller, of Rowenna, Fa-, ha« de
veloped a fondness for swallowing his
play things. The other day, while his
other was absent for a few momenta,
the little fellow gulped down two
II bracelet locks, a key, and a flve
*c nt jdece.
When the mother discovered that the
ail t ides were missing, she summned
but before the
physician arrived there was a revulsion
in the boy's stomach and the articles
came forth. Notwithstanding the
child appears perfectly well, Mrs. Mil*
1er is still greatly exercised, she insist
ing that a breastpin, which cannot be
found, war. among the things swal
m* i! .cm
Pay» Annual Rent of a Penny.
The peasant possessor of a piece of
land in the district of Itzehoe, Den
mark, pays what is believed to be the
smallest rent paid by anybody in, the
world—a single penny. The land has
been in his family for generations and
escapes a higher rent through the act
of one of his ancestors in saving the life
of Count Rantzau of Britenberg castle.
British Coni Eipor&.
British coal exports are about seven
times as valuable as they were 50 year*
It coats about £22 per ton to build
• .teenier.
A model of the human heart, work
ing as ill life and pumping
through artificial arteries, is the work
of a Connecticut physician.
Prof. Emil Yung, of Geneva, Swit
zerland, has counted the ants (Formica
rufa) in five nesis. Thrlr number were
33,018, 67,470, 12.933.93.694,47.828. j
The latest experiments tend to prove
that pi tel er pleats are not carnivor
ous, as has b*aa so long believed, and
that any ap,«rent a. B «stive action is
due to exu. «al microbes mat may en
ter the pitchers.
"Not only is it healthy to yawn,"
says a French physician, "but yawn
ing should be resorted to in cases of
sore throat, buzzing of the ears.catarrh
and like troubles." It is said to be as
efficacious in its way as gargling the
throat, with which process it should
be combined.
A German government expert. Dr.
IiUbbert. after a trip through German
West Africa, has come to the conclu
sion that not onlv is the mosquito-ma
laria theory as indorsed by Koch cor
rect, but that there is a close connec
tion between malaria in human beings
and the diseases which carry off so
many horses in those regions.
A new steel process is being tested
at Pittsburgh for making compound
steel ingots. The experiments are be
ing made under the direction of W. D.
Corcoran, of the Crucible Steel com
pany of America. Solid ingots of grad
uated carbon, from one side of the in
got to the other, or from the center of
the ingot, were made. It is claimed
that the new process will be important
for armor plate, as any desired thick
ness of very high carbon can be given
the surface of the plate, rendering it,
with a low carbon back, absolutely im
M. Baudry, a French engineer, pro
poses to settle the vexed question of a
city water supply for all time, so far
as Paris is concerned, by bringing to
that city the water of Lake Geneva,
which is well known for its purity and
which is in small danger of ever being
contaminated by a future growth of
population on its borders or tributa
ries, while the supply ig said to be in
exhaustible. He Estimates the cost of
the enterprise at $200,000.900, which ap
pears to include $25,000,000 asked by
the Swiss government for the water
right. Other engineers pronounce the
plan entirely feasible.
The Great Loadoa Cathedral la Row
Tboroaarhlr Protected from
A total rearrangement of the sys
tem of lightning conductors on St.
Paul's cathedral. London, is now vir
tually complete. It is interesting to
learn from the electrician under
whose superintendence the work has
been carried out that the old idea of
the erection of a lightning rod on the
highest point of a structure protect
ed an area all round it is quite il
lusory. The safeguarded area was
supposed to be the space within a
circle whose radius was equal to the
height of the lightning rod. This
theory, we understand, is now dis
credited, says a London paper, and
the cathedral has been protected by a
system of conductors, perpendicular
and horizontal, comprising over a
mile of cables, on which at various
prominent points are placed about 50
"aigrettes"—groups of solid copper
spikes radiating upward and effectual
ly connected at the base with cables.
The old system of joint-making by
"junction pieces," or splicing and sol
dering. has also been abandoned, it
having been found that if surfaces
were merely screwed together they
were apt to oxidize and set up resist
ance, and if they were soldered the
soldering sooner or later would be
very likely to become loosened and
detached by the natural expansion
and contraction of the metals.
A new method of running to earth
has also been adopted. The usual
plan is to connect the conductors
with plates of copper imbedded deep
down in the moist earth, and these
plates, to be effective, must be of con
siderable size.
get them down low enough. At St.
Paul's cathedral they have made earth
connection hv means of iron pipes
It is often difficult to
pci forated at the bottom and driven
into the ground by special Jackie,
thus affording a passage down which
the conductor is {Missed to the neces
sary depth and by means of which, if
necessary, the earth bslow may be
watered. The whols work has been
carried out by the cathedral sur
veyor's staff under the personal su
perintendence of the electrician.
Spoiling; n Kt«.
"They are just ruining that boy of
mine at the kindergarten," said the
worried father.
"What is the matter?" asked the
friend, glad to hear one jarring note in
the usual song of praise about "the
"He calls his chums 'William* and
j 'Henry,' instead of 'Bill' and 'Hank.'
Wouldn't that jar you?"—Indianapolis
Natural Progression.
Mr. Shallow—What queer notions
children get sometimes, to be sure.
There's my son Freddie, for instance;
he has an almost unconquerable desire
to become a cowboy.
Mrs. Callow—Nothing so very strange
about that; I have often heard you
say he was a great calf.—Boston Cou
more credulous man than Snaggs.
j Mr. Bellet 1 .. Id—Neither do I; he'll
carr y an umbrella if the weather man
pr-dicts rain.—Pittsburgh Chronicle
Mr. Bloomfield — I don't know a
Reverend Proteasor Going to Siberia
to Prove the Whole Earth Wi
Covered by Deluge.
Rev. Dr. O. S. Gregory, editor of the
Homiletic Review, has just received *
letter from Rev. Dr. George Frederick
Wright, of Oberlin college, Ohio, which
discloses the object of a trip the pro
fessor has started to make through Si
beria. He is considered an authority
on the glacial period of the earth's geo
logical history and refuses to accept
the theory that the deluge merely sub
merged the region« round about Pales
tine. He believes that when the author
of the Pentateuch said the waters cov
ered "the face of the earth" he meant it.
Prof. Wright will go through the
mountains of Siberia, far from where
men- ordinarily go. There he will make
excavations. He will dig up the earth
until, with the geologist's eye. be dis
covers just that stratum which should
have been deposited during the period
in which the deluge took place. Next
he will explore the Caucasus range,
pass down to ancient Argrat. where
tradition says the.ark landed, and
emerge from his travels somewhere
near Smyrna. Asia Minor.
If in all the mountain regions he ex
plores Dr. Wright finds the remain* of
the sea for which he looks he will con
clude that the deluge was a historical
■ Date la Harvard's Football Squa
Glvea Aetoalehlaa Exblbltloa
ot Hrpeotlc Power.
Jack MncMaster, Harvard's veteran
trainer, gave the crimson pigskin
chasers one of the most exciting ex
periences of their lives the other day.
MacMaster brought on the field Wil
liam H. Mack, a young than weighing
about 140 pounds, and challenged any
one of the squad to lift him (Mack)
off his feet. This was easy, all thought,
but of 22 men who made the try not
one man accomplished the feat. After
about all had made a try Capt. Daly
said he would do it, but was equally
unsuccessful. Then Head Coach Ben
Dibblee tried and failed.
Mack uses what may be called by
gome hypnotic power, or the power of
mind o-ver circumst ance. When a man
would try to lift him Mack would place
hiis index finger lightly on. the side of
the neck of the lifter and by »orne un
seen power destroy the strength of his
opponent. When his finger was re
moved he was lifted almost as a child
by the sturdy footballists.
Innumerable tests were made, until
Mack was completely exhausted from
the terrific strain under which he was
to do so, however, the young million
aire has bought the land for that pur
j estate,
' The land which has been bought for
Mr. Vanderbilt is for the most part
wooded. There are some farms in the
tract and one or two strrums.

wtlllaae K. Vanderbilt, Jr., Bar» E».
Which to Udalg*
• Whim.
William K. Vanderbilt, Jr., is to build
a place to rival Biltmore, the estate of
his uncle. Instead of going to the south
pose in the Tuxedo distriot.
It was said that the purchase made
by Mr. Vanderbilt's agents ,wa« the
largest ever made in this district, and
the tracts which they had bought for
him amounted to many thousands of
acres. The place is near the Ilavemeyer
idea of the young millionaire is to have
an immense mode', farm, where there
ill be blooded stock and all the things
i which the "gentleman farmer" takes
a delight.
Ship Which la Expected to Crocs
in Two Days.
»gllak IiTfator CoaCdval Thai HI»
Vcm.I, the Tom Truly, Will
Ar»o»ipllik This Fast —
It» PcenlUrlliH.
From Southampton to New York in
two days is the latest dream of fast
ocean transportation. The suggestion
sounds idle, but John Richard Hudson,
the Sheffield inventor, says it can be
done, and proposes building a boat to
be called Yours Truly to prove his con
Where such obsolete greyhounds as
the Deutschland and the Kaiser Wil
helm der Grosse have but two propel
lers eacn. Yours Truly will have 14,
seven on each side, with about 60 feet
between each set.
Where the old steamers have the
shaft horizontal the Hudson's will en
ter the side at a long slant forward,
inward, and upward at an angle of
about 30 degrees. The old-fashioned
boats dig a great hole in the water
like a deep railway cutting, but Yours
Truly will be compelled, by its set of
propellers, to rise in the water ten or
13 feet, according to the speed, und as
a result the inventor claims it skims
and shoots forward as fast as he likes,
all the great power being converted
into speed, and not in wasted churning
or driving thousands of tons of water
away for miles.
When Yours Truly wants to stop,
the propellers, being reversed, drag it
back into deep water. The inventor
claims the boat will not roll or cap
size. The motive power is to be elec
One of the big Atlantic liner com
panies is arranging to hare moving
picture theaters on all its steamers to
amuse the passengers on the voyage.
The pictures are to be supplemented
•vith phonographic songs and recita
PcasavIvasUs Will Flow Arraaft for
His Voosrol mod Die His
Wife*» Orsvf.
Having finished his own grave and
lined it substantially witn granite,
Samuel Reinert, of Shoemakerville,
Pa., will now dig a grave for his wife.
He said:
"I consider it most appropriate that
I should dig my own grave. Most men
are careful in the selection of their
earthly habitation, but pay no atten
tion to their last resting place. It's
a matter to which 1 have paid consid
erable thought for severs, years, and
I made up my mind that 1 must have
a substantial grave. I nave it now.
It will lie agea before its granite walls
will crumble. This is a comforting re
flection. I don't see why lots of men
shouldn't have their graves dug and
walled out, ready to receive their re
mains. 1 don't see anything grew
some in it at all."
Reinert says that he will now be
gin arrangements for his funeral, such
as selection of the pail-bearers, choos
ing the text from which his sermon
is to be i »ached, the style of shroud,
.,„,1 i s body is to be arranged in
the coffin.
lteiuciis grave is 7 feet long, 2»/,
feet wide and 5 feet deep. It is lined
with granite, the total weight of
stone required being 2.350 pounds.
The top stone weighs 675 pounds, and
it took six men to place it in posi
tion. It is 2 feet 8 inches wide and
7 feet long. The grave is one of the
most substantial in the county.
most substantial in the county.
Seventeen-year-old Florence Foley,
daughter of Contractor Michael Foley,
faced a burglar in her father's home in
Evanston, 111., the other day.
Foley residence is at 930 Main street.
All of the family but Florence made a
trip to Chicago. Just as the noon hour
struck she heard the street door open,
and then there was the sound of some
one going stealthily upstairs to the sec
ond floor.
Miss Foley at first thought it was her
father, but as several minutes elapsed
without any sound coming from above
she determined to investigate,
went to a desk, secured her father's re
volver, and ascended the steps without
making a sound. She traversed a long
hall and at the rear of the building
came face to face with the robber. His
poekets «ere bulging with the loot he
had collected and a watch chain
dangled from his finger ends,
brave young woman realized in an in
stant what was the stranger's mission
and she leveled the pistol at his head.
"Yoii drop those things or I'll shoot
you," she declared in clear, even tones,
and the revolver never wavered from
the line with his temple.
The burglar looked down the gleam
ing barrel, glanced at Miss Foley and
poured the contents of his pockets out
on the floor. When the pocket was
turned inside out the plucky girl invit
ed her captive to lead the way to the
street door, where she gave him his lib
And as he started down the street
he paused just long enough to say:
•'You're the ginnest little wearer of
ttironls in this man's town, and I'll
< off n:y !..t: to yi n.'
Allai; Summon*.
In the Justice'» Court of Hilver City precinet,
County of Owyhee, State of Idaho.
Albert Jordi, 1
Plaintiff I
V». >•
Peter Grogan,
Defendant. )
The State of Idaho tend« Greeting :
To Peter Grogan, Defendant.
You are hereby summoned, to appear before
me at my office in Silver City .in the County of
Owyhee, on the 26th day of February, 1901, ai
10 o'clock a. m.. in an action brought against
you by said plaintiff, to answer the complaint
of the above-named plaintiff. The said action
is brought to recover from you one hundred
dollars and interest at 6 per cent per annum
from November 8,1898, on your promissory not»
for that amount given by you to plaintiff for
And you are hereby notified to appear and
answer as above required or judgment will be
taken against you for the said amount, to-wit:
The sum of one hundred dollars, together with
costs oi this suit..
To the Sheriff
Make legal service and due return hereof.
Given under my hand this 15th day of No
vember. 1900. SIMON HARRIS,
Justice of the Peace, Silver City precinct,
Owyhee county, state of Idaho.
R. Cunningham, Attorney for Plaintiff.
any Constable of »aid County,
The Denver Mining Reporter, at
offices, Cheesman Block, 17th street, Denver,
has fitted up for the benefit of the mining
fraternity, a reading room, where are kept on
fill all the leading technical mining papers and
the local papers of the mining districts. Visi
t rs to Denver are cordially welcomed and may
hers find the most reliable information about
the mineral resources of any specified section
of the west. The Nagget will be found there
on file.
its new
9 S
Ferry'» Seeds aie
known the country over m
the aseet reliable Meede »bat
can be bought,
Don't save a
on cheap need* and losa s
on tbe harvest.
'Sill Seed Annual free, a
D. M. FERRY à CO.. ^
Detroit. Mtch.
Executed with
Neatness and Dispatch,
At the shop of
Nampa, DeLamar & Silver City
Daily Cone lies.
Quick Time,
Keasonable Hate*.
A full supply ofBurialCases oi
all Mize» and iu great variety oi
styles, constantly on hand.
First-Class Tailoring.
Latest Samples and
Latest Styles,
Ladies and Children'll Cloaks, Cape*
and Tailor-Made Suits.
Yoar fit guaranteed and satisfaction
See Samples and Prices at
Baker's Tailor Shop. ,

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