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TAMMANY HANGS ON Design to Forestall New City Ad ministration. APPOINTMENTS ON THE "FOORCE" Every Vacancy Ik to Be Filled Be fore the Van Wjok Keteiiuw Goea Out. Mmw York Sun Somc/al Smrvlc* New York, Nov. 9. —Tammany hall, hay ing a very lean two years in sight, will use- every effort through Police Commis sionor Michael C. Murphy, nobly sup ported by "Touchin" on an' Appertain' To" Deputy Commissioner Devery, to fill every vacancy in the polico department between now and Jan. 1, when the city, government will come under the control-of the fusion forces. This announcement was made to day at police headquarters, and it seems to lift some of the gloom that has per vaded the old building in Mulberry streot since the election of Low and Jerome. Thore are vacancies vow for ten captains, nearly forty sergeants, about 100 rounds men and 200 policemen. Tammany sees no Jssssfa why these places should not be filled right away and why the faithful should not be awerded. Everybody at police headquarters who was asked to-day about the promotions beenied displeased that the news had gone out. The activity of the civil servkv commission in holding the examinations Just at thi3 time naturally created a great deal of gossip. It was remarked that Charles H. Knix, the president of the civil service commission, was one of Tam many's candidates for the supreme court and it was BaiJ that he would see that the li. ts were ready In time to make promo tions before the present regime ends. KU KLUXING IS ENDED KENTUCKY MOIXTAIXS PIUCiED Four Leaders in the Penitentiary ana a Fifth Under Sentence tiud a. Maniac. Haw York Sun Spada! Sapvlca Louisville. Ky., Nov. S. —With four of the leaders cf the Eastern Kentucky Ku- Kiux gang in the penitentiary and a fifth under sentence oi life imprisonment and now a raving maniac, the mountains are expected to be free cf Ku-Kluxing. The men who have ben taken to the peniten tiary are John Reynolds, Creed Potter, Sam Philpot and Koberi. Lumpkins. Mack Yonce, under sentence with the Other four, has nn appeal pending and be came violently insane today from worry ing over his fate. The five prisoners be longed to the sang of nineteen that killed Mrs. Jemima Hall ani her son in Letcher county last November. Mrs. Hall was the wealthiest widow in the county and employed a neighbor to protect her prop erty. The other neighbors suspected that the relations between Mrs. Hall and her guard were no: proper and marched upon the house one November night of last year. Some members of the gang climbed to the roof of the house and fired down the chimney. The guard came to the door and opened fire on the gang, which responded. Forty-seven bullets were fired into the house, and Mrs. Hall and her son were victims early in the scrimmage. Her guard escaped by a rear door. The searchers for the Ku-Klux gang by the officers of Letcher county, led by Wild Bill, a famous mountain detective, were six months in rounding up the*, five men who have been sentenced. Yonce, who has lost his mind, was the alleged leader of the gang. The Philpots have been mixed up in the feuds of eastern Kentucky for thirty years, being identified with the Fnilpot-Baker feud of recent years. SAWED OFF HER.HOUSE The Torn an Uncle* 111 Will for Hln Nleee Took. Los Angeles Times. An uncle's ill will for his niece has re sulted in the uncle sawing off the side of nis niece's house, and not letting her re place it. The building is the Welcome house, a lodging house on Buena Vista street in Los Angeles. It was owned by Jose Mascarel. who also owned the ad joining lot and building. Prior to his death, about two rears ago he deeded to his granddaughter, Mrs. Con stance A. Larcuier, the Welcome house and the lot on which it was erected \t the close of the legal fracas attending the probating of the will of Jose Marcarel his daughter, Mrs. John P. Goytino, was given the lot. and house, adjoining that owned by Mrs. Larquier. who is the daughter of Mrs. Goytino's sister. Bitter enmity has sprung vi) between the children and the grandchildren of Mascarel, and in the fight in thee ourts both sides charged fraud and undue influence. The compro mise which ended the contest of the will di.l not end the bitterness which had been engendered. A survey showed that the Welcome house overlapped the Goytino property about five feet. Goytino is said to have refused Mrs. Larquier's offer of $500 for the five feet. A few weeks ago he had a gang of workmen saw off the overlapping side of the structure. It was then shown that Mrs. Larquier had foreseen such ac tion and had put up a new partition just inskta the line of her lot. Goytino re fused to allow carpenters to erect a scaf folding on his lot to cut up a new side on the Welcome house, and no mechanic could be found willing to risk working from a swinging scaffold. Goytino is well within his legal rights, and nothing can be done unless the city interferes. It now seems probable tha-t the city will interfere. Building Superin tendent Krause has visited the house and will condemn it as dangerous in its pres ent condition. If the owner then falls to repair It. and she must by force of cir cumstances, the city may maka the neces sary repairs and bring suit for their cost agalDst Mrs. Larauier. Eczema' No Cure IVo Pay. Your druggist will refund your money it PAZO OINTMENT fails to cure ringworm, tetter, old ulcers, sores, pimples, black heads on the face: all skin diseases. 50c. The Small of the Back That is where some people feel ■weak all the time. They are likely to be despondent and it is not unusual to find them borrowing trouble as if they hadn't enough already. The fact is their kidneys are weak, either naturally or because of sickness, exposure, worry or other influences. " I am thankful to say," writes J. L. Camp bell, of Sycamore, 111., "that Hood's Sarsapa rilla has cured me. For many years I wal troubled with backache. At times I was so bad I had to be helped from the bed or chair. I am now well and strong and free from pain." What this treat medicine did for him it has done for others. Hood's Sarsaparilla Promises to cure and keeps the promise. Begin treatment with Hood's today. CAPTURE OF CONVICTS TWO OF THE RI2JFVUKKS KILLED Farmer* Silence Some of Them For ever and Capture Five Other*, Leavenworth, Kan., Nov. 9. —Nine of the fwenty-six convicts who escaped from the stockade of th» new federal prison here have been accounted for. Two of the nine are dead. They are: James Hoffman, aged 20, white. J. J. Poffenholi, aged -5, white., a sol dier, convict. John Green, aged 21, white, i 3 wounded, and so is William Drake, white, aged 19. The fifth, Fred Moore, aged 16, a negro, is recaptured unhurt. The five men were discovered in the barn of Fay Welshaar, a quarter of a milo from Nortonville, Kan., yesterday. TVoishaur went into the barn and" was ordered out at the point of guns. He rushed to Xewtonvllle and gathered a wagonload of men, who, with revolvers, shotguns and a few Winchesters hastened to the scene. The convicts saw The men coming and rushed from the burn. They had two shotguns and revolvers. The posse pur sued them and a running fljjht followed. The convicts were at a disadvantage and their shots had no effect, while at every volley from the posse one of the convicts fell. After two of them fell two of the others save themselves up, one being wounded, tho other unhurt. The fifth was fully 200 yards away when a nuin with a Winchester fired. Evidently he was hit hard, but tried to go on. A volley was then fired at him and ho fell dead. None of the citizens was hurt. Quinn Fort, who was killed, was 19 years old. One of the convicts still at large is a military prisoner and the re mainder wore serving terms for robbery or assault. One is an Indian'and two are negroes. Warden McClaughrey Bays he will cap ture every one of .the men. Two more convicts, Donald Norie and R. L. Davenport, were captured in a field two miles north of Jarbalo. They were hiding in a ravine, and being un armed, they surrendered without resist ance. The sheriff of Douglas county has cap tured two convicts at Lawrence, Kan. Pressed Closely. Of the fifteen still at large, four are being pressed closely by armed prison guards and citizens, and word is expected at any moment that they have been cap tured or killed. The other fleeing convicts, according to reports received at Warden McClaughrey's office, state they are still making for the Indian Territory. They have broken up into twos and threes. Ten guards, a number of deputies and a crowd of pitizens all heavily armed, are on the track of Frank Thompson, a negro convict, who was the originator and ringleader of the conspiracy to escape, and who is trav eling with two other convicts between LawTenee and Nortonvillo. Thompson is a des-perate man and is sure to give battle before he surrenders. He and his com rades are armed. Gilbert Mullins, another of the ringleaders, is reported twelve miles southwest of Lawrence, where he impressed a horse into service this morn ing and is making south. The net result of yesterday's chase fol lows: Dead at NortonviMe, Kan.—James Huffman, aged 20. white, from Coffeyville, Kan., killed instantly; Jay J. Hoffenkolz, aged 25, white, a military prisoner from Chicago, killed In stantly. Wounded and captured at Nor ton ville—John Green, aged 21, white, from Vinita, I. T., shot In hand and knee and wounds serious; Wil lard Drake, aged 19, white, from Southwest City, Mo., shot twice in arm, wound slight. Captured unhurt—At Norton ville: Fred Moore, aged 16, negro, from Shawnee, O. T. At Jarbald, Kan.: Donald Norie, white, from Ryan, I. T., and R. L. Davenport, white. At | Lawrence: Ole Bobe, a halfbreed Indian from i Marquette, I. T., and Joseph H. Deekin, white, I a military prisoner. At North Topeka, two, ! names not known. Jay J. Poffenholz was a German soldier who enlisted in the United States army at the outbreak of the Spanish war. He was a private in Company A, Fourth United States infantry, and was arrested and con victed by a court-martial at Balor, south ern Luzon. His crime was bui"glarly. He was brought to the federal prison July 28, 1901, and his sentence was for five years. He has a mother living in Chicago, which he claimed as his home. James Huffman was convicted of rob bery and brought to the prison Dec. 25, 1897, to serve for five years. He had a bad prison record. One More Capture. The capture on the* outskirts of Leav enworth of James Wilson, colored, the tenth convict to be taken, has been made. Wilson's feet were still shackled. In this condition he had traveled two miles from the scene of the outbreak since Wednes day afternoon, and had come out from cover to get food. Wilson was a five-year prisoner sent up for larceny. The wounding and capture south of Tonganoxie of P'raak Thompson, the negro leader of the outbreak, is reported, but not confirmed. The dead bodies of Huffman and Poffen holz were brought in to-day. A letter from Poffenholz's mother, written in Chi cago on the day of the outbreak, to her son, was received at the prison to-day. Mrs. Poffenholz urged the prisoner to make a fine record, as she was, she said, trying to get one of the Illinois senators to take up his case with the war depart metn to secure a pardon. Six convicts have been coralled near Lawrence. Pour miles east 6t Lawrence three convicts abandoned their horses at the Kansas river, rowed across in a stolen boat and are now said to be hiding in the woods. The sheriff of Lawrence, with a number, of deputies left for the scene shortly afternoon. Eight miles northeast of Lawrence, on Buck creek, farmers are said to have surrounded three other con victs. ABOUT THE NEW CREED Zionism Whieli Able Men Are Be coming Interested In. B. S. Martin In Harper's Weekly. Some very able men are taking Zion ism seriously, though, to be sure, very able men have taken seriously before now scores of movements which came to naught. One man who is credited with having become an enthusiastic Zionist is Mr. Zangwill, the novelist. A recent dis patch from London quotes him as express ing confidence that the charter for Pales tine will very soon be obtained from the sultan, if indeed Dr. Herzi, who has been negotiating for It, has not got it already. And once the charter is in hand, Mr. Zangwill thinks, the Zionist movement will go forward with vastly quickened speed, and subscriptions come in much bigger and faster. Mr. Zangwlll's idea is that the selection of colonists for the bud ding Jewish settlement must be very care ful. Palestine must by no means be al lowed to become a refuge for needly Jews who can't mako a living. Only skilled workmen should be admitted. The Zionists have now accumulated about $1,000,000. Money is pretty com mon nowadays, and the sultan always needs it. Like enough the idea either of selling a charter at a good price or of finding a profit in the increased pros perity of Palestine would be acceptable to him. Yet the Zionist idea seems to be largely based on sentiment, and the sul tan may develop a counter sentiment which will be obstructive. The cry of "Jerusalem for . the Jews" may not tail gratefully upon the ears. It is a cry that no longer stirs the least jealousy In Christian Europe, and yet it is only six centuries since the last of the crusades. CHILDREN BURNED TO DEATH. Quincy, 111., Nov. 9.—The farmhouse of D. B. Miller, twelve miles north of Quincy, was burned last night, and two children. Pearl and Hewitt Miller, aged 8 and 12 j-eara. were burned to death. • ■ Stop* the Coujjj ' . and Works Off the :Cold. ;/• Laxative Bromo-Quinine Tablets cure a cola In one day. No cure, no pay. Price 25 cents. THE MINNEAPOLIS JOURNAL. BIXBY WILL STICK Denial That Tarns Will Leave the Dawes Commission. PRESIDENT NORTHROP IS BUSY Head of the UnlvertUty of Minn.-sou, Kugagrd in Edncnttofaal Wurk in \\ uahing'ton. x£il2'lJ? hJVi m? 1 Murea Room JPoM Washington, Nov. 9.—Denial is made in all quarters here that Tarns Bixby is go ing to resign as member of the Dawes commission, as reported in a Washing ton special to the St. Louis Globe-Demo crat early this week. At the interior de partment it is stated that there has been no intimation that Bixby had any inten tion of giving up his job, and the state ment is also made that his administration of the office of acting chairman has been entirely satisfactory. Among Bixby's per sonal friends in Washington nothing is known of a forthcoming resignation. Ac cording to them, the latest advices from Indian Territory were that he purposed remaining on the commisison until it has concluded its work, and that this was rap idly nearing completion. President \orthrop Not Idle. President Northrop, of the University of Minnesota, will be tendered a reception at the Y. M. C. A. building by graduates o. that institution Monday night, to which every alumnus in Washington has been in vited. The fact of tho president's being in Washington has resulted in a sugges tion that an alumni association of the Lniversity of Minnesota be formed and it is probable that this will be done. Many graduates now live in Washington and an association of this kind will keep them in touch with one another. Other prom inent universities throughout the United •States have such associations in Washing ton and they have resulted in maintain ing a fellow-feeling among graduates. President Northrop is busy preparing the report of the committee, of which he is chairman, on the'practicability of the scheme of having a representative of the agricultural college stationed in Wash ington to supply all the colleges with public documents and scientific publica tions that may be used in their studies. Many such documents are published each year that are of practical value to stud ents, but they are not distributed. If an agent is stationed here he can keep all the institutions supplied at comparative ly small cost to each. The report will fa vor the plan. President Northrop has declined the po sition of vice president of the Memorial Arch association, the local organization, because of pressure of business. Mercev Must Stay Where He Is. Notwithstanding that Captain Mercer has asked for relief from his assignment as acting Indian agent at Leeoh Lake, there is little prospect of his request being granted. Neither Secretary Hitchcock nor Commissioner Jones will consent to the department sending Captain Mercer back to his regiment. Interior department officials attach no significance to his mak ing the request. He has done the same thing each year for the past three years, and it appears to .have become a habit with him to file such a request periodi cally, always with, the same result— denial. Regarding the statement that matters at Leech Lake have not improved dur ing Captain Mercer's regime, officials of the interior department and Indian office point to the uncovering of the dead-and down scandals and other acts of Captain Mercer during the three years that he has been in Minnesota. Strong denial is made that there is any dissatisfaction over Captain Mercer's administration. Every suggestion for the betterment of conditions on the reservation and for the solution of the vexing Chippewa timber question has met with the hearty appro val of the secretary and commissioner, and It iis said they will both resist au* attempt to take Cautain Mercer away un til after the Nelson act has been amended and the new law put into operation. Captain Mercer's familiarity with the situation in Minnesota makes it Impera tive that he should be continued in his office. Inasmuch as the war department usually complies with the wishes of the interior department in the matter of de tailing officers as acting Indian agents, except whe nthere is urgent need for them in the military service, there is lit tle prospect of Captain Mercer leaving the Indian service for some time. Thus Saith Borrows, to Wit. Senator Burrows of Michigan, who has been identified with financial and reve nue legislation during his services in both branches of congress, was among the White House callers this morning. He regards much of the speculation concern ing revenue changes as premature, saying that the first thing is to find out how Snakes Jibe Not With Hymen Mew York Sun 9pmo!ai Service Paterson, N. J., Nov. Walter B. Hedler, who married a snake charmer, tells a peculiar story of cruelty in a petition for divorce, which he has filed in the' court of chancery. Hedler objected to the snakes being brought into the nuptial couch at night, but his objections were overruled, and when one of the reptiles attacked him he concluded that it was time to appeal to the courts. Mrs. Hedler was Evelyn I. Stahsfield, She traveled with a show. Six years ago she married Hedler. In Ms petition Hedler declares that his wife continuously kept and maintained an assortment of venomous snakes and reptiles in the house; that on the night of Dec. 2, 1900, after he had retired, she brought Into the room three snakes and put them into the bed.. Hedler continues in his declaration thus: And your petitioner further shows that after having toyed with the snakes some time, one of them did bite your petitioner in the left thigh, causing the same to swell and occasioning your petitioner intense pain and necessitating your petitoner's Immediate visit to Dr. Reilly, under whose care he has been ever since. ' . mm fb^^_ "~^BaMW^fe joim Sil—^Li^S[LllH^-jd» r^j 'il 'I'll lif in Wg SWW siS am, 11 ■HI JBTf I SSfID Sf^B^S SB^S«SS Bm m,^ I Hnf| mK IB Bh^^9\Bm I 1m 111 lUiDIJP.'tt nnUPnot-Tt a»> oit n, tiu>w« much congress is going to appropriate, whether it will pass an extra large river and harbor bill, undertake an isthmus canal and similar projects. When the outgo is ascertained, it will be time enough to discuss income. Senator Bur rows says that he believes in reciprocity of the kind meniioned in the last repub lican national platform and in the presi dent's speech at Buffalo, but that the tariff Itself should remain unchanged. —W. W. Jermane. EATON FOR SPEAKER One Position in lowa Which Is as Good as Settled. SOME WORRYING ABOUT HERRIOT < oritoratiuiiM Fear the .New LJeuten uut Oovernor Will Do Thlimj* to J Ik-in. Special to The Journal. Dcs Moines, lowa, Nov. 9.—Prospective appointments to state offices by A. B. Cummins, governor elect, and the selec tion of the officers of the twenty-nintn general assembly are subjects that are occupying much "attention since the elec tion. Ordinarily the election of a speaker of the house would possess much interest. it is practically settled, how ever, that \V. L. Eaton of Mitchell coun ty will be the speaker. Mr. Eaton was the candidate of the Cummins men for the speakcrship in the Cummins-Gear senatorial fight. He was defeated and Dr. D. H. Bo\ven of Allamakee county was elected by the Gear forces. Dr. Bowen was net a candidate for re-election to the house and it has be^n conceded on all hands that the graceful thing' to do is to let Eaton succeed him. Mr. Eaton is now in Dcs Moines and is understood to be conferring with politi cians in regard to various questions that will come up next winter. A great deal of interest attaches to the selection of a chief clerk. S. M. Cart, clerk of the last house, is a candidate, tout the office will probably go to Rush Benedict of Shelby county, an intimate friend of ex-Speaker Byers of the house, and the private secre tary of Speaker Bowen at the last ses sion, in the senate, it is probable Dr. G. A. Newman, who was chief clerk last session, will be re-elected. The absorbing question in the senate will pertain to the appointment of com mittees. The railroad and corporation interests are concerned lest John Her riott, now lieutenant governor elect, will appoint committees not in accord with their interests. It is especially feared by the railroads that Mr. Herriott will name a railroad committee that will have the courage to tackle the railroad assessment question in earnest. The present state printer and binder are also perturbed and are seeking to have a chairman of the senate printing committee named that will be friendly to their re-election. Candidates for the various offices to be filled by Mr. Cummins are springing up in all directions. Mr. Cummins will not consider these appointments until after his return from the east. MAN OBLIGED TO COOK NEW HEASOSS FOR DIVORCEMENT Defendant Claims He Had to Wash Dislns, Cook and Make the Bed. Ho w York Sun Sandal Servlo* Xew York^ Xov. 9.—"lt's pretty hard when a musician has to wash dishes, cook, make the DeiTacd do ot|ier chores around the house, while his wife neglects all her duties and gives herself up to art, theos ophy, Buddhism, spiritualism and other issues." This is the plaint or Frank H. Lawton, a musician, in his answer filed in the supreme court to the separation suit brought by his wife, Almira C. Lawton. He said: My wife charges me with writing letters, making remarks about her conduct. I admit I wrote a few such letters. And I also admit that I taunted her several times with being an actress in her conduct toward me. I could, if left alone, make $1,500. But I'm not left alone. All my energies have to go toward washing dishes and cooking. In her complaint Mrs. Lawton said that at first after their marriage in 1888, they lived in a houseboat on Lake Champlain. The first few years my husband would an chor wherever I requested. But later he suited himself about that and whenever I begged him to anchor where I could paint a beauti ful landscape he would run the houseboat into a mudhole. TRONDHJEM, CITY OF OLDEN FAME The Cathedral Disappoints Mr. Curtis and He Also Throws Down the Waterfall—The Ocean Trip to the North Cape. William E. Curtis' letter from Norway to the Chicago Record-Herald on the oity of Trondhjem says: Trondhjem is the place from which tourists start for the North Cape. It is one of the oldest and one of the most in teresting cities in Norway, the third in size and commerce, and a thousand years ago it was the most Important. Cen turies do not count for much in Norway. It was a center of war, politics and re ligion. Its importance dates from the year 990, when King Olaf Tryggvasson, who introduced Christianity among the heathen of this land, made his capital here. His successor upon the throne, King Olaf Haraldson, who was afterward canonized by the pope and is the patron saint of Norway, built a cathedral which is the pride of all Norwegians, but a great disappointment to visitors. From the time you enter the country you are told by everybody that you must not fail to visit Trondhjem to see the cathedral, and I was assured by one in telligent gentleman that it was undoubt edly the finest piece of ecclesiastical ar hcitecture in Europe, although not as large as St. Peter's and St. Paul's. When I asked him how It compared with the cathedral at Milan he replied that a com parison was difficult, because the two structures were so different. With ex pectations based upon such Information the traveler approaches Trondhjem, and suffers a grievous disappointment be cause, whatever the beauties and the grandeur of the cathedral may be, they are now concealed by towers of scaffold ing, and the only parts that can be seen are a chapter house and choir that have been entirely rebuilt and are startling in their newness, and an ancient wall so defaced by time, fire and neglect that it does not excite any interest. From a historical standpoint, however, the cathedral is fascinating. They call It "the Cradle o( the Kingdom of Nor way" and "the strength and heart of the country," because within its walls assembled the famous oerething, which united the eight Independent earldoms under a single sovereignty, and before its altar the kings have been elected and crowned since the eleventh century. By the constitution of 1814 the traditions of this holy place were recognized, and since that date Charles XIV. in 1818, Oscar I. in 1844, Charles XV. In 1860 and Oscar 11. in 1873, have here received .their crowns and scepters. Here also are buried the early Norwegian kings, but those who have reigned since the union have been buried in Sweden. The church was originally erected as the ecclesiastical headquarters of the Roman Catholic church in Scandinavia, but after Olaf, the greatest of the Norwegian kings, was buried here it became a shrine. His remains were placed in a silver casket upon the high altar and attracted hosts of pilgrims. The St. Olaf cult made Trond hjem the largest and the richest town in northern Scandinavia, and not only en riched the cathedral, but caused the erec tion of fourteen other churches and five monasteries. The imoprtance of the place continued until the reformation, when it was invaded by the Protestants. The ca thedral was partially destroyed by fa natics and adventurers, and the reliquary of the saint, which was 225 pounds of pure silver, was stolen by sacrilegious hands. Nobody knows what became of the body of St. Olaf. There is a tradition that a few conscientious soldiers in the Lutheran army rescued it and buried it secretly in the suburbs of the city. The cathedral was neglected for several hundred years, but since 1869 it has been undergoing what is called restoration, the money being furnished by the government, by a lottery and by private subscription, and at the present rate the work will not be completed for a century. The material is soapstone or bluish saponite, which i» easily carved, but the Norwegians are not skilled in masonry. Most of their build ings are of wood. The next place of interest at Trond hjem is Munkholmen, an island in the fjord covered with dismantled fortifica tions and the ruins of a Benedictine mon astery that was built in 1028 and has been the scene of many thrilling events. In the sagas it is called "Nidarholm." Here King Olaf had the head of his murdered antagonist, Earl Haakon, exposed on a stake; here the Danish statesman. Count Griffenfeldt, was imprisoned for eighteen years; here Victor Hugo lays the scene of his story "Hans d'lslande." la the strictest confidence I want to warn future tourists to Norway against being induced to visit a waterfall in the neighborhood of Trondhjem. It is recom mended by the guide books, and from the moment of your arrival in town every body urges you to go, especially the hotel keepers, the guides and the hackmen. Don't yield. Tell them to get behind you. It is a long, dusty ride, and a more grievous disappointment than the cathe dral. If you have come overland to Trondhjem through the Valdres or the Romsdal or the Telmarken valley, you have seen a hundred finer cataracts that are left undefaced by the hand of man. This Tror.dhjem affair is comparatively insignificant, and is nothing more than an ordinary mill dam compared with the average waterfall in Norway, being used as waterpower for sawmills and electric light plants, but, with the exception of the cathedral and Munkholmen, it is the only thing that Trondhjem has to show, and its people, especially the hackmen,'want everybody to see it. Trondhjem, as I have told you, is the starting point for the North Cape, and here you make your last preparations. There is a good deal of unnecessary ex citement, for, although the cruis© is one of the most fascinating and enjoyable that can be, no special preparations are neces sary. You'll need winter clothing after you pass the arctic circle—one suit of winter flannels, a heavy overcoat and an ordinary traveling rug. That is all. Many persons load themselves up with furs and wraps and blankets, as if they were start ing on an expedition to the north pole. The steamers are small but comfortable; the captain and subordinate officers can talk English and are polite and attentive. The first mate acts as purser and the sec ond mate as chief steward. Both are thoroughly informed about the interesting features ot the country, and are always ready to answer questions and give Infor mation to the passengers. It is customary too for the captain to post on a bulletin board an announcement of the objects to toe looked for during the day. The guide books will give you the rest. The food Is plain but wholesome and no body can grumble because of the lack of fish, sausage and cheese. At least seven varieties of each are furnished at every meal. The staterooms are small and the beds are narrow. The managers of the steamship lines are actuated by a com mendable desire to accommodate as many passengers as possible, and so popular is North Cape voyage that it is necessary to engage your berth a long time in advance. If the steamship companies could reg ulate the winds and the other peculiar features of the climate, nobody would be disappointed. The sky is usually clear during the summer season from 4 or 5 o'clock in the morning until 3 or 4 o'clock in the afternoon, when a northerly breeze usually springs up, and the warm air from the gulf stream, meeting the cool air from the ice fields of the arctics, con denses the moisture they carry and forms thick, heavy clouds which hide the sun and bring great disappointment to the traveler. Last year the officers of the steamer upon which we sailed saw the midnight sun but twice at the North Cape, although the men in charge of the restaurant at the top of the mountain reported that they were able to see it frequently. The North Cape is in the same latitude as Point Barrow, the northernmost limit of Alaska, 71:10:40. The same parallel runs north of Hudsons Bay and through the middle of Greenland. Iceland, which was a Norwegian colony for a thousand years, is directly west of Trondhjem. The language is said to be spoken there with greater purity than at home. The near- SATUKDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 9, 1901. est land from the coast at Bergen is the Shetland Islands, where the people still talk Norwegian. Twenty-four hours' sailing beyond are the Faroe Islands. Sailing south from the Shetland Islands are the Orkneys, the Hebrides and the Isle of Man, which were Norwegian col onies for several centuries and were sta tions on the western route of the vikings who visited America. Norwegian kingb ruled In Dublin for 300 years, and they civilized Normandy. Directly north of the North Cape is Franz Josef Land, about 300 miles dis tant; about 200 miles to the northwest of Spitzbergen; about the same distance in the opposite direction is Nova Zembla, and perpetual ice begins about 350 i_, les away. Russia, Sweden and Finland lie along the eastern limits of .Norway. Lapland lies like a wedge between Norway and Sweden, a desolate, trackless waste of 150,000 square miles, with less than 15,000 inhabitants, who are nomadic Lapps and Finns. An arm of the sea of the same width or a high chain of mountains couid not furnish a more effective boundary. Physically Lapland is an offshoot of the Tundra belt of the polar region—snow- covered from 200 to 250 days of each year, and the lakes solid ice from October to June. Nevertheless, in the samp latitude, under the influence of the gulf stream, whose course lies along the western shores of Norway, grain, strawberries and vegetables are grown. A curious place is Hjelmso-Stauren, a mighty cliff of granite, rising from the ocean near the North Cape, a precipitous wall nearly 4,000 feet in height, whose surface is broken by niches and shelves and little cnavices, evidently caused by the disintegration of the rock. The sea birds of the arctics have found it of great con venience, and make it their headquarters. The wall is protected from the wind by its peculiar position, and the instinct of the feathered population of this region has taught them that it is the safest place they can find. Hence every little niche contains a nest. Nobody knows how many there are, but during the season when birds are mating and nesting and until the little ones are old enough ,to take care of themselves the cliff is covered with them. It la the largest aviary that any body ever dreamed of, and one of the most interesting places visited by the touris,t steamers that run to the North Cape. The captain gives to the passengers no tice of his approach, creeps up to the side of the cliff as quietly as a steamer can go, and when in the proper position blows the whistle, fires a cannon, lets off lots of skyrockets and makes as big a noise as possible, which frightens .the birds, and everything with wings starts shrieking into the air The sky is filled with them like a cloud of smoke covering the vessel for a few moments until they scatter in the distance, and after a while recover .their courage and come back gradually to their nests and congratulate themselves upon their escape from death and disaster. A photograph cannot give any kind of an idea of the scene. The birds are so small and the rock is so large that they are mere atoms in the atmosphere. But those who have witnessed the avalanche of frightened birds and have heard their plaintive, wailing cries will never forget it. This colony, the captain declared, numbers millions, although I don't sup pose any one ever was able to count them. They consist of gulls, sea swallows, eider ducks, loons and puffins. Like everything else in nature, these birds are compelled to contribute their share to the support of mankind, and dur ing the season large numbers of fishermen leave their boats and climb this and other cliffs with wonderful daring and agility to steal the eggs and the down with which the nests are lined. It is a regular busi ness, and experience has suggested imple ments by which it can be conducted with the least danger and the greatest profits. Holes have been drilled into the side of the precipices and pegs have been driven in for men .to cling to as they climb, and they have scoop nets on the end of long poles, with which they can take the eggs out of a nest at a distance of seven or eight feet. Sometimes the birds attack the egg hunters, clawing them, pecking at them with their beaks and striking them with their wings. Stories are told of men who have been blinded by having their eyes picked out, but the greatest danger is in getting rattled, making a misstep or losing their balance and falling while trying to keep off the birds. Another curious fact, which I am as sured is true, but which seems almost incredible, is that both the eggs and the birds are used as fodder for cattle. I was told that last season one steamer carried a single cargo of 250 barrels filled with dead gulls and other birds which were used for this purpose. It is said that the cattle men bury the bodies of the birds until they become so rotten that the feathers fall off, when their tem porary graves are uncovered and the cows eat the putrid flesh with as much relish as If it were clover. I had always sup posed that cows were vegetarians, like Nebuchadnezzar. Another remarkable fact, which is en tirely possible, is that the currents of the ocean bring to this coast driftwood from the tropics. I saw lying alongside one of the fishing stations near the North Cape two mahogany logs, which floated into the fjord one fine day without tow or pilot, and could only have come here from the West Indies or the coast of South America, because very little tim ber of that kind is Imported into Nor way, and it Is not likely that such val uable freight would be allowed to fall overboard from a vessel. Nor has any vessel loaded with mahogany ever been lost in this part of the world. The theory is that long ago, it must have been many years, this adventuresome timber escaped from some part of the West Indies, and, following the example of other Ameri cans, started on an expedition to Nor way, or perhaps to the north pole. MINNESOTA POLITICS The next state ticket will include candidates for the following offices: Governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, state auditor, state treasurer, attorney general, clerk of the supreme court, and one railroad and warehouse commissioner. The following are sure of renomination by the republican party: Peter E. Hanson of Utchfleld, secretary of state. Julius Block of St. Peter, state treasurer. W. B. Douglaa of Moorhead, attorney gen eral. C. F. Staples of West St Paul, railroad and warehouse commissioner. There has been no mention of opposition to any of the foregoing. Talk of retiring Attor ney General Douglas has been without under standing tire precedent, which has given three terms to attorney genera,3 in past years. Lyndon A. Smith is serving his second term as lieutenant governor, and will hardly be a candidate again. Candidates for this nomina tion have not made their appearance yet. For state auditor there will be a contest. From present appearance Robert C. Dunn will be a candidate for renomination, with a good prospect of winning. Though serving his second four-year term, there seems a general disposition to retain him in the office, where no one disputes his value to the state. Odin Halden of Duluth is a candidate and will show up with considers!.-'■> strength. With Dunn out of the way his chances would be much improved, md under any circumstances he will be a formidable opponent. J. F. Ja cobson has r.ot announced his intentions, but it likely to enter the race if Dunn keeps out, and so is Samuel G. Iverson, Dunn's veteran deputy. Dar F. Reese has not said whether he will ask a third terra as clerk 'of the supreme court. There will be other candidates for the place whether Reese runs or nc-t. Daniel Shell of Worthinffton is mentioned, and H. J. Miller of Luverne. There is also a possibil ity of * candidate from Henn«pin. The governorship Is not much In doubt. 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NORTHWESTERN Iliff 518-520 NICOLLET AYE. (Upstairs over Jacobs' Jewelry Stor«.) SPECIALISTS for the Treatment of the Eye, Ear, Xoae and Throat. Office Hours—9 a. m. to 11 a. m.; 2 to 4 and 7 to 8 p. m.; Sundays, 10 to 12 a. m. From all that appears at present Samuel R. Van Sant will be renomiuated to succeed himself. The opposition to him will fail for lack of a candidate. No matter how ambitious he may be, no man courts defeat. No matter how strong he is, no republican cares to enter such a fight as would lead to the governorship nomination. It would bo a bitter contest for the nomina tion, and without the state administration' 3 hearty support the successful candidate would be terribly handicapped. The Van Sant opposition seeme to be sim mering down. The Journal h&« from time to time mentioned Its manifestations In the state press and among the gossips. With out question it would make a vigorous fight. if it only had a leader, but it appears dis heartened, and some of the governor's bitter est enemies admit that he will be renominat ed, almost without question. The Duluth News-Tribune sounded a trum pet blast yesterday, calling dowi; anathemas on those talking treason to the state adminis tration. It may be pertinent to remark that such a calling down is needed in Duluth aa badly as anywhere in the state, for nowhere are there such industrious Van Sant knoc-k --ers. It is wise, too, if Duluth has the Inter ests of Odin Halden at heart, to stay on the Van Sant band wagon and remove the impu tation that he is an antladmlnistration candi date. Says the News-Tribune John Lind Is not the Colossus that he is represented, but, conceding that he is strong, will he be less so when met by a pale, panic stricken opposition that chucks principle and precedent into the gutter at the mere airy menace of his candidacy? The party must not confront Lind with poltroonery, but with the intrepid consciousness fo adherence to Its own principles. The proposal that Van Sant should be superseded as a matter of ex pediency suggests some strange alternatives It is believed that Lind has no Intention of being a candidate. If that is so. imagine his sardonic laughter at the spectacle of the re publicans changing candidates at the mere phantom of his re-entrance to the political arena! We can afford to lose with Van San-, but to what contempt and ridicule—"the very arch-fiends mock"—should we be subject if by ill fate we went down to defeat with a candi date chosen on principles of expediency! But if there Is a movement to defeat Van Sant. it must now show up a candidate. The shadow of one will no longer serve the pur pose. Who Is the man? Dunn. His tal ent* as a party disorganizer are small and entirely undeveloped. Collins? The Judges gubernatorial ambition lets "I dare not wait upon I would" too long to make it formid able at any time. Heatwole? Fudge! The News Tribune is no panegyrist of Van Sant, but it has no patience with the idea that the republican party of Minnesota will pay John Lind the fulsome compliment of re casting Its precedent, of renomlnating govern ors from craven fear of his popularity. For aught that y»t appears. Governor Van Sant will be renominated by acclamation. Representative Charles S. Schurman cays in the West St. Paul Times: Mr. Stevens is the kind of stuff out of which good United States senators are made but he has never hinted that he intends to be a candidate to succeed the present incum bent. Hiram F. Stevens wems not to har» taken Mr. Schurman into his confidence. NO EXCUSE FOR FIGHTIN', NO HOW. Kansas City Independent. John P. 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