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VOLU VOLUME Iii XVlfo8ij XYiso 8 WASHINGTON WA HINGTON D O SUNDAY APRIL 29 1900 Price 6 O3CNTS O NTS
PanAmerican Pao merieao Exposition
GEORGE BLETSTEIN BLETSTEINMr T TSEIN TSEINt TSEINMr
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Mr Bleistein is the chairman of the Committee of Publicity Publicityfor
for r 01 U tlw < o 1 Pan 11 rn n Amorumn mOllOan Exposition 1 xpos if Ion to t 0 be vO held 1 Ie 11 at1 Btrfliilo unit d11 0 Ne New NewYork N ow owYork + c cYork
York in 1001 lie is deserving of great praise for the able ablemanner ablomanner ablea
° a manner in which he is doing his work for the Exposition he is isquick isquick isquick
quick to acknowledge favors received from publishers and they theyare theyare theyae
are pleased to respond to requests from him as is shown by the thegreat thegreat thegreat
great notoriety given the Exposition in the thepress press of the country
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WILLIAM I BUCHANAN BUCHANANDinECTOlt BUCHANANDtnEClOn BUCHANANDIfECTO11IENEItAL
DinECTOlt DIfECTO11IENEItAL CiENEHAL 01 o TIm 1AXAMEKIOAN 1AN AMERIOAN EXPOSITION EXPOSITIONThe BXlOSITIONfhe EXPOSITIONThe
The Director General of the PanAmerican Pan American Exposition the theHon theHon theHon
Hon William I Buchanan came prominently before the pub public publio publie ¬
lie when he hetoolt took a leading part in the organization of the Sioux SiouxCity SiouxCity
1 City Corn Palace Exposition Company He became the moving movingspirit movingspirit movingt
t spirit of that very successful enterprise enterp1 se which proved to be a astepping nstepping astepping
stepping stone to larger responsibilities at the Worlds Colum Columbian Columbiari Columbian ¬
bian Exposition at Chicago Here he became chief of the De Departnient Departmellt Department
partnient of Agriculture Live Stock and Forestry his natural naturalexecutive naturalexecutive naturalexecutive
executive powers owers finding wide opportunity for their exercise exeroiseand exerciseand exerciseand
and development The success of those departments is without withoutprecedent withoutprecedlmt withoutprecedent
precedent At the close of the Columbian Exposition Presi President President Iresident ¬
dent Cleveland appointed Mr Buchanan United States Minister Ministerto
to the Argentine A Republic In this important field of diplo diplomatic diplomatic diplomatie ¬
matic work he remained nearly six years notwithstanding the thechange thechange thechange
change of administration at Washington Mr Buchanans Buchananseminent J3ncmnanseminent Buchananseminent
eminent efficiency and usefulness at his South American post postwas postwas postwas
was so generally recognized by the leading men of the Argentine ArgentineRepublic ArgentineUepublio ArgentineRepublic
Republic that a request for his retention there wrs w vsa s favorably favorablyconsidered favorablyconsidered favorablyconsidered
considered by President McKinley During his mission he was wasi
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chosen arbitrator for Chile and the Argentine Republic to settle settlone settleono
one portion of their longstanding boundary dispute that had hatmore hadmore hadmore
more than once threatened war between the two countries Th Thtask The Thetask fhetask
task was performed so successfully and and the differences settled settleiso settledso
so amicably that in addition to hisreceiving his receiving thethanksof the thanks of botlgovernments both bothgovernments bothgovernments
governments a quantity of war equipment ordered from Herr HerKrupp HerrKrupp HerrKrupp
Krupp the famous gun maker of Esson Germany but not do dolivered delivered dolivered
livered to tho Argentine Government was exchanged exohan ed for man manmiles many ma1Ymiles manymiles
miles of railway materials to be u cd d in developing the re resources reo reosources resources
sources of Patagonia Mr Buchanan also negotiated thi thiCommercial the theCommercial theCommercial
Commercial Convention between tho Argentine Republic am amthe and andthe andthe
the United States and the Extradition Treaty with the same samicountry samecountry samecountry
country now before the United Unit d States Senate When the tinnecessity thenecessity thenecessity
necessity for choosing a Director General of the PanAmerican PanAmericniExposition PanAmericanExposition PanAmericanExposition
Exposition presented itself the directors saw in Mr Buchanan Buchunarthe Buchananthe
the man possessing the qualities required for the successful de development development dovelopment
velopment of such a giant enterprise He was induced t tabandon to toabandon toabandon <
abandon his foreign post and take up the direct management o othe of ofthe ofthe
the great work in which the people of Buffalo had so heartib heartibenlisted heartily heartilyenlisted heartilyenlisted
enlisted Mr Buchanan has an intimate knowledge of the UKneeds theneeds theneeds
needs the resources and conditions of Latin America Ame1 ca and the tinexcellent theexoellent theexcellent
excellent progress making in all departments of the PanAmer PanAmerican PunAmelican Pan Amer American
ican Exposition shows him to be onetwho one who can view broadly the tingigantic thegigantic thegigantic
gigantic task before him and direct directJt jt with a master hand handM handG handn
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4 4orULfiRsiEN6E M POPULflR rOrUlfR S6IENGE7 S6IENGE7The a E G Glhe s
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The London and Northwestern Railroad Company has just juscompleted justcomplete justcompleted
completed its four thousandth locomotive at the works at Crewe Creweand Creweand Creweand
and it will be sent to Paris to the Exposition ExpositionA
A writer in a Russian journal estimates that to reach the tinlevel thelevel thelevel
level of other European J uropean countries Russia Uus ia would have to con construct construct construct ¬
struct 53000 additional miles of railroads not including Siberm Si Siberia Siberiu
beria in order to have the length of it its railways commensurate commensuratewith commensuratewith commensuratewith
with the population populntionlhree populationthree j jThree
Three Prussian ollicers oflic rs have made ma e a quick u nick tk trip from Berlin Berlinto
to Prague in a balloon They left atJ Ilt oclock in the afternoon nftornooiand uCtclIloonun afternoonand
and un came down own ut 5 oclock having tiseii Ii tHl to an altitude of 10
000 feet during a part of the journeyJ journey The distance between betweenthO betweentho betweenth0
thO tvo cities i is t > covered oVtHe by h an expresNTCrain express rain in seven hours hoursA
A whale has been found with a harpoon in its body which whichby whichby whichby
by its mark showed that it must have been hurled at the whale whaltat whaleat
at least thirtysix years ago agoSenator agoSenator agoSenator
Senator Chandler has offered an amendment to the Naval NavalAppropriation NavalAppropriation NavalAppropriation
Appropriation Bill providing for civilian control of tho Naval NavalObservatory NavalObservatory NavalObservatory
Observatory This is in accordance with the recommendation recommendationof
of many American men of science who consider that this im important important important ¬
portant institution should not be under the control of naval navalauthorities navaluuthorities navalauthorities
authorities It is proposed to have as a permanent astronomi astronomical ¬
cal force tin astronomical director first second third and andfourth andfOllrth andfourth
fourth astronomers each having an assistant together with withsuch withsuch withsuch
such computers and other employees as are now authorized A Adirector Adirector Adirector
director of The Nautical N Almanac would also be appointed It Itprovides Itprovitles Itprovides
provides for a board of visitors without compensation com composed composed coniposed ¬
posed of six astronomers and three citizens who shall annually annuallyinvestigate annuallyitHestigate annuallyinvestigate
investigate the institution and upon whose recommendation recommendationvacancies recolllmendationvflcancies recommendationvacancies
vacancies in the stuff shall be filled filledIn filledIn filledIn
In restoring the White Y hite House recently while the workmen workmenwere workmenWIBe workmenwere
were painting the doors they dicovered that they were of solid solidmahogany solidmahogany solidmahogany
mahogany but owing to some mistake tho original wood had hadbeen hadbeen hadbeen
been painted in imitation of walnut The paint was at once oncescraped oncescraped oncescraped
scraped of oil and the doors restored to their pristine 1istine state stateThe statelhe stateThe
The American Ame1 cau water hyacinth which is not infrequently an anobstruction anobstruction anobstruction
obstruction to navigation in southern rivers has been success successful successful successful
ful killed on the Melpomene Canal New Orleans by a chemi cleancal chemical chemical ¬
cal spray sprayThere spIayThere sprayThere
There are now employed em > loed on the relief works of the famine faminedistricts faminedIstricts faminedistricts
districts of India 4810000 persons and the distress caused by bythe bythe bythe
the famine is increasing in extent and severity and the prices pricesaf pricesof
af food are very high highSome highSome highSome
Some old quarries of Oriental alabaster have recently been beendiscovered beendiscoered beendiscovered
discovered in the neighborhood of Monte Amiata near Siena SienaIt
It now seems very probable that the beautiful columns of that thatmaterial thlltmaterial thatmaterial
material in the interior of the Cathedral of Siena came from fromthose fromthose fromthose
those quarries The quarries are about to be worked workedSecretary wolltedSecretary workedSecretary
Secretary Gage has asked the House of Representatives to toappropriate toappropriate toappropriate
appropriate 200000 additional to the fund to prevent the in introduction introduction introduction ¬
troduction and spread of epidemic diseases The Surgeon SurgeonSeneral SurgeonGeneral SurgeonGeneral
General of the Marine Hospital Service reports that on account accountof
of the continued and increasing danger from plague medical medicaljfiicers medicalofficers medicalofficers
officers have also been stationed at the fruit ports of Central Centralind t1entralnnd Ventraland
and South America to guard against yellow fever The Con Consulates Consulates Consulates ¬
sulates at Yokohoma Kobe and Hong Kong also have medical medicaljfllcers medicalofficers medicalofficers
officers Three hundred thousand dollars was previously ap appropriated appropriated appropriated ¬
propriated and this sum is almost entirely exhausted exhaustedGermany exhaustedGermany exhaustedGermany
Germany is keenly alive to the necessity of a knowledge of ofhe ofthe ofthe
the he languages of the countries in which they forsee advantages advantagesfor
for or trade German commercial schools have asked the Russian Russianninistry Russianministry Russianministry
ministry of finance to aid them in procuring teachers of the theRussian theRnssian theRussian
Russian language languageProf langnageProf languageProf
Prof Henry S Pritchett superintendent of the Coast and andGeodetic amlGeodetic andGeodetic
Geodetic Survey hae resigned his place to accept the presi presilency presidency presidency
dency of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology of Boston Boston3e BostonRe BostonHe
3e was the youngest superintendent that the Coast Survey has hastver hasever hasever
ever had and he has been one of the most capable capableTwo capableTwo capableTwo
Two French chemists have discovered a process by which whichubber whichrubber whichrubber
rubber may be obtained from the Landollia vine which grows growsrild growswild growswild
wild and luxuriantly in all parts of Africa The process of ofapping oftapping oftapping
tapping the Landolfia is impracticable as the flow of rubber rubbermrdens rubberhardens rubberhardens
hardens too quickly By the process of MM Arnaud and Ver Verleuil VelneuU VernoaH
noaH the vine is crushed in hot water by which means all the theubber therubber therubber
rubber which it contains is extracted
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CURIOUS Ffl6TSThe FflGTS FflGTSThe FflGTSrhe
The chance of two linger Jlngeprints JIngelprints lingerprints
prints being alike is not ono ii iififtyfour in infiftyfour Infiftyfour
fiftyfour billion billionA
A raft to contain fourteen fourtacithousand fourteenthousand fourteenthousand
thousand piles is now being beinfconstructed beingconstruoted beingconstructed
constructed at Seattle Wash Washby Was1iby Vashby
by n San Francisco 1 firm to b btowed be betowed betowed
towed to Japan When completed com completed completed ¬
pleted the raft will be 085 feet feellong feetlong feetlong
long fifty three feet in din dinmeter diatn1ter dinmeter >
meter and will contain fourteen fourteermillion rOI11teenmillion fourteenmillion
million feet of lumber lumberKhaki lumberKhaki lumberKhaki
Khaki is an Indian wore woremeaning word wordmeaning wordmeaning
meaning dust The numc numcwas namoWI1S ntnnowas
was given gi VHt to a dustcoloret dustcoloretcloth c1 dust ustcoloredcloth colored coloredcloth
cloth at first then to a gras grascloth gmsscloth grasscloth
cloth and has been made now nowto nowto nowto
to mean n peculiar kind 01 01cloth of ofcloth ofcloth
cloth of a light yellowish yellowislbrown yellowishbrown yellowishbrown
brown color colorThe colorThe colorThe
The fact that nettle fibre has hasof hasof I IoC
of late been found to produce producethe lJlodncetho
the finest tissues obtainable obtainablefrom obta obtainableruin lll1ble lll1blefrom
from ruin any vegetable source has hasled hasled hasled
led to a project in Germany to tointroduce tointro tointroduce
introduce intro uce the cultivation of ofnettles ofnettles ofnettles
nettles in the Kamerun region regionof
of Africa If the experiment experimentis
is successful the enterprise enterprisewill
will be undertaken on a large largescale largescale largescale
scale in connection with the theweaving theweaving theweaving
weaving industries industriesSpain il1l1qstlicsSpain indgstriesSpain
Spain had more sunshine sunshinethan suushinethnn sunshinethan
than any country in Hiiro UUl liuroie liuroieThe pu puThe ljrhe
The yearly average is 3000 3000hours 3000hours 3000hours
hours in England it in 1400 1400At 1iQOAt 1400At
At Bosco Beale on the slopes slopesof
of Vesuvius near Pompeii ox excavations oxcavations oxcavatiolis ¬
cavations have brought up the themost themost themost
most remarkable paintings of ofthe ofthe ofthe
the Roman period yet discov discovered discoverfd discovered ¬
ered In the grounds of the theDel theDel theDel
Del Prisco villa a great peri peristyle pedstyle pen penstyle ¬
style and four fourlargerooms large rooms have havebeen ha havebeen ve vebeen
been unearth the walls of ofwhich ofwhich ofwhich
which are covered by twenty twentylarge twen twentylarge ty tylarge
large frescoes of rich covering coveringand covelingand coveringand
and careful execution The Thefigures 110figures Iltefigures
figures are life size sizeIn sizeIn sizeIn
In the western westernlart part of British BritishColumbia Bl I3ritisliColumbia tish tishColumbia
Columbia is is a novel railway railwaytwo
two miles in length The Therails Therails 1 he herails
rails are made of trees from fromwhich flomwhich ruin ruinwhich
which the bark has been beenstripped beenstripped beenstripped
stripped and these bolted to together together together ¬
gether Upon them runs rU s a car carwith curwith carwith
with grooved wheels ten inches incheswide incheswide incheswide
wideCI wide
CI Progressive ve dinners li n nOls are arebecoming arebecoming arebecoming
becoming popular in some of ofthe ofthe ofthe
the Western cities One of ofsix oCsix ofsix
six courses was lately enjoyed enjoyedin
in Janesville Wis At the thelirst thofirst thefirst
first house twenty guests ate atejysters ateo ateoysters
oysters o sters and then hastened to toihe tothe tothe
the second house where they theypartook theypartook theypartook
partook of soup j then on to tohe tothe tothe
the he third house where they theylad theyhad theyhad
had fish and then they con coninued continued continned
tinned until the sixth course coursevas coursewas coursewas
was served servedWedding serve1Yedding servedWedding
Wedding festivities in Cairo CairoSgypt CahoEgypt CairoEgypt
Egypt > usually continue for forhree Corthree forthree
three days during which time timehere timethere timethere
there is a constant feasting and andollilication andjollifica andjollification
jollifica jollification ollilication tion The guests are areixpected areexpected areexpected
expected to remain while the theestivities tIlefestivities thefestivities
festivities last lastTable lastfable lastTable
Table Mountain Cape Town TownSouth TownSouth fawnSouth
South Africa is a magnificent magnificentmtural magnificentnatural magnificentnatural
natural curiosity It is nearly nearlybur nearlyfour nearlyfour
four thousand feet in height heightind heightand heightand
and has a level top about three threequare threesquare threesquare
square miles in area areaEighteen areaEighteen areaEighteen
Eighteen thousand bills and andointresolutionswere andjoint andjointresolutionswere
ointresolutionswere joint resolutions were presented presentedby
by jy members in the last Con Conress ConAress Congross
gross ress 12008 in the House and andi855 and8Cji
i855 8Cji in the Senate
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Hoard of Trade IiiilormcM He Hemorn C CIIlo1llt
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At a mooting of the committee on onclmrltlcs onchnrltles oncharltles
clmrltlcs and corrections of the board boardof bonrdor boardof
of trade yesterday ostordn afternoon a reso resolutlon resoluUon resolutloa >
lutlon was adopted recommending recommendingto
I to the appropriate committees of ofCongress ofcongros9 ofICongress
ICongress Congress the Immediate consideration considera consideration conslderntlon ¬
tion of plans on the part of the Do Department Dopnrtmont Dopartnont ¬
partment of Justice and also of the theCommissioners thoCommlfsloncrs theCommissioners
Commissioners of the District otCo otColuinbla ot of Co Columbln Columbia <
luinbla looking toward the removal removalat
at the earliest possible day n from their tlicirpresent theirpresent theirpresent
present sites respectively of the theDistrict UHfDistrict theIIstrlct
District jail j jailand nil and Washington Asylum Asylumincluding AsylumIncluding Asylumincluding
including the almshouse workhouse workhouseand workbou30nud
and the asylum ns lull1 hospital with their theirpresent theirprosent theirpresent
present adjuncts of the smallpox smallpoxhospital smllIpoxhospltlllnd smallpoxhospital
hospital hospltlllnd and the potters Hold HoldTlio fieltl1ho fieldThe
The resolution further IIrecom IIrecommends recom recommends recommends
mends to the authorities of tho Dis District District District ¬
trict of Columbia that in order to tohavo tohave
have tho occupation of the present presentsite presuntsite presentsite
site terminate at the earliest day daypossible daypossible dnyposslblu
possible tho erection of temporary temporaryframe temporaryframe
frame structures for tile Washington WashingtonAsylum WlshlngtonAsylulI1 WnslllngtonAsylum
Asylum bo decided upon instead of ofexpensive orepensho ofexpensive
expensive structures of brick as now nowproposed nowproposed nowproposed
proposed proposedIlcurlchs proposedlicurlchs to toHeurichs
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