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New Cabinet Marks Transition
Premier Staaff Expected to Ef
fectuate Electoral Reform.
Special Cable to The Journal.
Stockholm, Sweden, Nov. 11.The
recent cabinet change in Sweden marks
the transition of power from the con
servative to the liberal party. The
coalition cabinet, headed by Lunde- i
berg, was organized solely to bring
about an honorable and amicable set
tlement with Norwav. It accomplished
the task, and did it well, and when it
retired two weeks ago it was the re
sult of preconcerted action to which
several of the ministers had openly
pledged themselves when they accepted
their portfolios.
Among the latter was Karl Staaff,
whom the king asked to form the new
cabinet. He stood well to the fore in
the so-called liberal coalition party,
which scored a decisive victory in the
September elections, making a net gain
of twenty-one seats in the lower house
of the riksdag.
Proportionalism Is Dead.
Both parties stood for electoral re
form, the issue between them being
merely a question of the system to be
adopted, whether straight majority
elections, championed by the liberals,
or proportional elections, giving repre
sentation to all parties in the ratio of
their numerical strength. This pet
idea of the conservatives was submit
ted to the last riksdag in the form of a
government bill, but failed to pass and
was then referred back for further
elaboration. The measure is now prac
tically dead. While it would muster
som estrength in the upper house, it is
doomed to failure in the reconstructed
lower chamber. Here the parties line
up as follows
Left or liberals, 112 right or con
servaaives, 101 socialists, 14. But a
number ox the conservatives will vote
with the liberals and socialists against
roportionalism, leaving at the very
eighty-eight votes in favor of
that measure, with the remaining 142
votes against it.
The new ministry is expected to
bring about the electoral reform em
phatically indicated by the recent elec
New Premier Means Business.
The now premier is a man of deter
mination and of fixitv of purpose. As
an extremist among the liberals, he
stands very close to the socialist wing
of that party and may be depended
on to muster the solid support of these
two allies for a measure letting down
the bars and giving to the Swedish
people popular suffrage in a wide sense,
with but few restrictions.
This is the first time that King
Oscar has summoned the majority of
his councillors of state from the liberal
party. All indications, are that there
was no sinister motive., but that the
king is determined to render every as
sistance in carrying out the policy of
reform. The men selected are not set
up around the kingpin merely to be
knocked down.
Nobility Is Sidetracked.
They are young, over-zealous and
representative to a degree of Sweden's
average citizenship. The predominance
of plain citizens, as against the nobil
ity, in the new state council is a matter
of note.
Premier Carl Staaff, the liberal leader
in the riksdag, and minister of state
and of the department of justice, is
45 years old. He is a lawyer of repute
in Stockholm, and for eight years has
represented one of its districts in the
lower house. His prominence in his
party gave him a place on the commit
tee of the dissolution of the union with
Norway, and later a seat in the Lunde
berg cabinet.
Of the other holdover ministers, L.
H. Tingsten, Sweden's best strategist,
retains the war portfolio, while J. E.
Bieset remains at the head of the de
partment of finance.
The new men are Eric Tolle, who
assumes command of the foreign
as minister of marine Professor Fritjuv
Berg, an educator of national promi
nence, who assumes the portfolio of
education P. A. T. Schotte, minister of
two portfolios leaves three instead of
two of the king's councillors without
any government departments.
New Anglo-Russian Agreement to
Give Constantinople to
II the Bear.
smashingJ3erman ascendency in that
region. Britain will not permit fortifi
cations on the Persian gulf, but wilf
subject the agreement to other powers
for assent.
By handing over Constantinople to
Eussia Britain will finally announce its
approval of a Pan-Slavist confedera
tion in the Balkans under Russian
Britain's remuneration for these
vital concessions will be the renuncia
tion by Russia of all its designs in
Afghanistan, Tibet, India and Central
Asia in general.
Kew York Herald Special Service.
Paris, Nov. 11.Considerable dis
cussion has been caused by the an
nouncement that the kaiser's portrait
will be hung for the first time in
the French salon at the forthcoming
spring exhibitions. M. Faix Borhardt,
the painter of portraits, describes it.
It is to be an open air picture of the
kaiser wearing his hunting uniform. He
says the kaiser is an excellent model,
posing very patiently.
A prominent Hartford. Conn
mobile builders has found It necessary to estab
lish a chauffeurs' school In order to get com
petent men to drive its various cars.
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lations at the age of 46, having held the spires and pinnacles of the west
several foreign positions J. W. L. Sid- front are in a dilapidated if not dan-
ner, whose position as the head of the" gerous condition. To effect the requisite
naval academv assures his efficiency repairs at least $150,000, probably more,
the interior, and Gustav Tamm, minister of what is a national possession. The
of agriculture. church contains the bones of Saxon
The fact that the premier assumes kings and in wealth of historical as
sociations and architectural beauty is
almost without a rival.
The bells in Cripplegate church can
not be-rung without causing such vibra
tion as loosens the stones and shakes
them out on the roadway to the danger
of passersby. The tower is nearly SOO
years old, but the damage is not con
sidered anything like so serious as at
Winchester. Still, a great deal of money
will be required to save from ruin what
is considered a historical city monu
Special CaMe to The Journal.
London Nov. 11.Tomorrow's Ob
erver will make public an exclusive
forecast of the basis of the Anglo-Kus
sian entente which Great Britain is be
lieved to be planning. It will attempt
to show how at the same time Britain
is aiming a deliberate and deadly blow
at Germany.
The Observer will say that Britain
will offer Eussia the Bagdad railway
and will even lend financial help for its
completion. This will not only afford
Bussla its long-desired outlet to the
Persian gulf, but will assure Russia's
economic predominance in Asia Minor, I
King George to Spend a Week
at Windsor Castle, Be
ginning Monday.
Monarch Who is Abcut to Visit Great
mmm'WmmmmSWmFirst News* Section.- '.SHU THE MINNEAPOLIS
Journal Special Service.
London, Nov. 11.The visit which
King George of Greece will pay to this
country this month is an official one.
It is true that the king attended the
funeral of the late Queen Victoria, but
apart from this he has not visited this
country officially for many yeausonly
once, indeed, since his accession to the
throne in March, 1863. The liveliest in
terest is accordingly attached to the
visit which will commence on Nov. 13.
King George will make Windsor
Castle his headquarters during the
whole of the visit, which will last from
Nov. 13 to Nov. 20.
The king of Greece and the crown
prince of Greece will, it is expected,
make a semistate entry into Windsor.
A grand banquet will be held in St.
George's hall, and it is expected that
a concert or theatricals will take place
in the Waterloo chamber.
The program of festivities is being
mapped out, and will, of course, include
an official visit to the Guild hall.
Winchester Cathedral and Crip
plegate Church in Danger
from Decay.
New York Herald Special Service.
London, Nov. 11.Two famous old
English churches, Winchester cathedral
and Cripplegate, the burial place of
John Milton, are in danger of becom
ing ruins. The dean and chapter of
Winchester recently engaged a trio
of architectural engineering experts to
examine the edifice and their report
discloses "danger which threatens one
of the grandest and most historical
cathedrals in the country."
The mischief is most, serious in the
south wall of the presbytery and is of
long standing. During at least 400 years
there has been, from time to time, a
settlement of the east portion of the
building, and the movement has been
of late more marked. This is attrib
utable partly to the untrustworthy foun
dation. Its bed is of soft marl, only
ten feet below the surface and perma
nently washed by water. The other
re-' walls also show signs of subsidence.while
will be required
But as the dean and chapter possess
no fabric fund, they appeal to the
nation for help in assuring the safety
Babies, Too, Killed When Soldiers
Fired on the Natives in
South Africa.
of the leading newspapers, prints evi-
iccts, English and Dutch, !?.h Vt
were ostensibly for transport
A youngrecruited Transvaa Dutchma
tha and forty-twotake otherps andt theen
,.,v, A .r-.T.r,,, Ts.n%,crnoi n^tnon fetpoe. were engaged in Johannesbur-gn in Sep
tember, 1904
to make a living by transport-riding.
Danish Physician Negatives the
Idea of Terror for Last
New York Herald Special Service.
London, Nov. 11.The great mystery
of death is the subject of
an eminent Danish physician1,a
Bloch, which Heinemann is to publish
soon. It i3 an exact and scientific in
quiry into the phenomena attending
death and is based upon innumerable
examples in Dr. Bloch's own experi
ence. He Negatives the popular ac
cepted idea of a terror of death."
There is little likelihood of any book
attracting more attention hese during
the present month than Herbert Paul's!
"Life of Froude," which Pittman and
Sons will publish within the next three
weeks. Froude has been so long in the
pillory that a complete vindication
of his career and a refutation of all the
attacks which have been made upon
him'' will supply a long-felt want. To
Miss Froude, the historian's daughter,
and to Mrs. Staeger Harrison, known
better as Lucas Malet, his niece, the
volume owes much material assistance,
while Lady Margaret Cecil has kindly
permitted Mr. Paul to make copious ex
tracts from Froude's letters to her
mother, Countess Derby.
John Murray is to publish in two vol
umes A History of the Papacy Dur
ing the Nineteenth Century." It is by
a Danish writer, Dr. Nielsen, bishop of
Aalborg, and it forms part of a larger
work dealing with the general history
of the Roman Catholic church during
the 'nineteenth century. The transla
tion has been made by Dr. Mason, mas
ter of Pembroke college, Cambridge.
The original is written in a clear, lively
style, and is based on the widest read
ing of books in many languages.
The English dandy of a century or
more ago has been the subject of sev
eral recent plays and has also figured
in many novels, but reprints of actual
memoirs about him have not been com
mon. A work which the Delamore
press promises therefore is doubly in
teresting because it consists of the
memory of "Buck" Whaley. now to be
published from the original long lost
manuscript. The volume has been ed
ited by Sir Edward Sullivan.
Kensington Girl's Album Records
of Her Friends' Oscillatory
New York Herald Special Service.
London, Nov. 11.A clever young
Kensington woman, Miss Evans, has
devised a new kind of autograph album
that is likely to be popular. It is so
contrived as to enable a young woman
hH)t only to collect the autogrr^h signa
tures of her friends, but to preserve
also the imprints of their kisses.--
This book is equipped with a little
pad of soluble, carmine-tinted sub
stances upon which the lips are first
lightly pressed, so as to take up a lit
tle of the pigment. Then a kiss is im
printed upon the page in a space pro
vided for the purpose, leaving a clear
carmine record of the pressure of the
lips. By the side of the kiss imprint
is another for the autograph an' date,
and together, lHss and
a very precious and intimate keepsake.
"It is really marvelous what a lot
of character there is in kisses," says
Miss Evans. "People who are not stu
dents of the subject simply have no
idea how they vary. You know no two
persons' finger pri'n'fcs are alike. Well,
no two persons' kisses are the tiniest
bit alike. I have 200 in one album and
there is not one of them that you could
possibly mistake for any other. These
Kiss prints look like kisses, too
be liberally sprinkled with kissing quo-
Journal Special Service. wielders of^ needle and "goose," are be-
Cape Town, Nov. 11.The Argus, one
dence in support of tne allegations that charm that
were practiced on the natives
lltfifi for transport wnn
Southwest Africa, and that
tations from novelists as well as people.
Sartorial Exhibit Stirs the British
Worshipers of Clothes
to Wonder.
Journal Special Service.
London, Nov. 11.That modern tailor
ing has been raised to an exact science,
if not a fine art, has been demonstrated
by an exhibit just opened in the offices
of the Tailor and Cutter.
Manv samples of the work of masterly
hands are shown. Coats in which every
stitch is a thought trousers "which
to detect any imperfection soldiers
tunics calculated to rouse th.e exacting
experts of Pall Mallthese and many
other tributes toJ genius of gifted
Englis and Dutch.JJe
siiLka of the
sul t^ 1jt
on wrt seventy-on roimcw xxun i efen inches below the waist. A con
us wanted to W had gone there
Near Okanjiso we came in contact with
the natives, and we were compelled by
the Germans to go into fighting line and
take our share of the fight. One of
our men, De Wet,' wa^s wounded in the
leg. That night we had all to take our
share of the picket duty. We refused
at first to fight or to do picket duty,
but we were told that" we were now
under German martial law and must
obey orders. At Okanjiso, about Feb.
12, I saw a number of women and chil
dren executed. There _were eight
Probably the most elaborate and costly target
in the world has just been {launched by the
5 ?Z?
were served out with rifles with twenty *yP. close ^Jttinea^**
rounds of ammunition each, and further fnea
on with seventy-one rounds. None of fes
-fight. .fcM. IT.^M hRiow the waiM. A con si bl
compelled to was pronounced by experts to be per-
Jr iftS
changest are mademen. in over-
othe garmen worn by Th
coats, observed Mr.rVincent, than
"When we arrived at Lokahandja we I {"hio for this yea is a Ciesterfielian
women and six children. They werelill prehensive report in the most outspoken
strung up to trees by the neck and terms upon the result' of the year's
then shot. The Germans said that they training undertaken by the troops in his
were spies, but they were captured with command. He has nothing but praise
the natives who were fighting, and some for the capabilities and endurance of
of the children could not have been the rank and file of his troojJs. On the
over 5. A lieutenant gave the orders." other hand he regrets that some young
officers "display the most lamentable
ignorance as to what is going,on around
firfn of auto-1 New York navy yard. The target is almost an
exact duplicate of a section from the hull of The earliest auction sale known was held at
a battleship and is estimated to have cost. Oxford, England, Feb. 2S, 16S6, for the disposal.
SoO.OOO,.^.,^^ of a lot of books
signatured make
This kiss album bears 'on the title I the Irish press. Some of the country
To be complete, the kiss album should not s+ sur"t
L*JJ U$i
"Jo ladies
tailor-made costume"siirfusedl a a an hunt-
"md^nrlt S
'spring' is given to
a kin
petticoat effect is producedt.
Journal Special Service.
London, Nov. ll.Sir John French
has just issued from Aldershot a com-
Decline in Industry a Cause for
Anxious ConcernFewer
Animals Raised.
By Timothy 'J. O'Connor.
Journal Special Service.
Dublin, Noy. ll.-*-The notable shrink
age which ha talked, pijiee^in the Irish
pig trade is giving those engaged in this
and the bacon-curing industry cause for
much anxious concern. During the past
nine months the pig exports decreased
31,161 animals, while horned cattle,
horses, etc., showed a marked increase.
The trade of the Irigfc bacon-curing.firms
has also undergo&e a' considerable
The causes of this notable decline are
various. The farmer and.the cottager,
upon whom, the curers and'exporters rely
to keep the Irish pm markets supplied,
have, to a considerable extant, .given up
pig breeding^. a- they consider it un
remunerative ..-at.^piteseirt-^prices. They
complain that in tne'sdtrth of Ireland
the eurers have entered into "a-working
arrangement thereby the co'irntry is- di-
vided into disfrictStjthe niarkets in each
of which are.'^tt'entfed.by the buvers of
but one firm.." Producers, complain that
under this ar^angeruent tne "absence of
competition enables each firm to fix its
own prices. The curers and exporters,
on the other hand, defend this arrange
ment as, owing to the constant fluctua
tion in market prices and the ever-in
creasing keenness ofv
foreign competi
tion, the industry is attended with but
fit Th
marka are alwayss glutted at certaien seasontss from feeder
having to sell at or about the same time.
A prominent curer says that if more dis
cretion were exercised in regulating the
fattening period,. there would be less
cause for comnlaint,^."7~
Big Herring Catch.
The latest returns from Burtonpbrt
show that herring catches have been un
precedented recently. Hundreds of
loads are brought in all classes of boats,
including a number of small Scotch
drifters. Ten thousand barrels stored on
the spot were totally inadequate. Wagon
loads of boxes and barrels are accord
ingly being sent from Derry to Bun
craria. Prices are ruling high, not-with
standing the great quantity of fish, 18s
per cran being maintained. The fish
are of magnificent quality and the wa
ters are simply swarming. The harbors
and approaches are congested with boats
laden with fish, and large steamers are
running cargoes of fresh fish to Scot
land and elsewhere. All existing records
of catches are broken, and the weather,
continuing very frosty, the prospects for
catches in the future are extremely
Redmond's Keynote.
Mr. Redmond's speech at Loughrea,
in which he sounded the keynote of the
Irish campaign, is attracting consider
able attention and editorial comment
among the Irish country newspapers. It
was undoubtedly one of the greatest po
litical speeches whicKhas yet been made
during the present campaign. Butsat.is
also -attracting attention thruont: Eng
land and Scotland.ij.
Lord Bosebery begins to spy "shille
laghs," whaon'k his wftyjofriarrnonncing
that the government/ will have- t^o con
sider not merely th*Jwants*of Wajes and
the demandsrielrthe Inonconfprniists, but
the needs' or*Ireland/'
Mr. Haldane already talks Wyndham
ism. He thinks the
tha it survive the at-
tv, rilnHt.ftTiiiMi
tempted revision of the Gladstonian
creed by the liberal league.
As to the attitude of the Irish party
towards such a policy there ought not
to have been a genuine doubt. Mr.
Redmond makes known beforehand that
it can have no compromise with a liber
alism that would wipe home rule off the
Mr. Morley said the .other day at
Forfar that "if the new parliament
will not look at the Irish question, and
if a majority of the liberal partv won't
have itwhich is perfectly possible
if they won't allow the people to whom
they wre good enough to lend 112,-
000,000 of money to manage their own
affairs, then of course it is clear that
like all other minorities, excepting the
present government, they will have to
acquiesce for a time and wait."
Mr. Morley on'a former occasion de
clared that if the liberal party at
tempted to abondon home rule, the at
tempt would cause in the party a divi
sion with which the disruption of 1886
could not be comparable. He now con
ceives possible that a majority even of
the liberal party will not look at the Mi
would defy miscroscope^ and compasses irialTquestion Yn the .new-parliament
o~ 0
the^ f^*'
therefore behooves the Irish lead
ers and the Irish voters of Great Brit
ain to keep such an element in the lib
eral party to the smallest possible di
mensions. Indeed it is everywhere be
lieved that such a possibility makes the
attitude of the Irish voters to the lib
eral party_ as a whole one for grave
consideration. Mr. Redmond has made
it clear, apparently, that neither at the
general election, nor after will the Irish
leaders of the Irish voters condone
Bishop of Clonfert.
The Bishop of Clonfert has forced* to
nt etneg
/hf^to Boin sevtJat or
^WTPFOW the wa5t I con-'
husiasm an earn
objects-the preservatioon
nationarle unity,e. th
thmaintenancd re-populatio
i ver
50,000 AT HUGE
Mighty Throng of French Burals
at Greatest Luncheon Ever
a empty .grazin ranches and the
ity at Galwa
Protestanu fros tocollegebottomfoyr to
of a onl
4 per cent whos peoplprovince, are Protesty
ants. The bishop somehow figures that
the three purpose8,
hang together I
national unity is shattered, the bull
ocks, he asserts, will continue to be the
monopolizers of the ranches or the peo
ple will get access only at such a priee
as will effectively prevent them irom
prospering for the next three-quarters
of a century. If. the bullock continues
to be the master of the agricultural sit
uation in Galway, Dr. O'Dea-claims
that there will not be much material
out of which to manufacture a univer
sity college. *?yfffi/&j
London, Nov. 11.?ueen Alexandra
has given 2,000 to the fund far the
assistance .of the unemployed of the.
city. Tn doing so. 'the queen issued
an .appeal "To all charitably disposed
people, of i the empire, both men and
women", to assist m.e ^in alleviatinS the
suffering, of the -poor, s*a
employed during the winter.:":
o+o^- n^
New York Herald Special Service.
Paris, Nov. 11.This week in Paris
opened with such unusual activity that
the days succeeding Sunday seemed dull
in comparison. Sunday saw the return
of M. Paul DeRoulede, and a quarter
of a million people gathered at the
Gare de Lyon vto give the returning
exile one of the greatest of recent
The same day, indeed almost the
same hour, saw 50,000 people sit down
to the greatest luncheon ever organized.
Several miles of tables were stretched
out in the Galerie des Machines, laden
with incalculable tons of meat, bread
and vegetables, and uncountable quarts
of wine and beer. Rural France, out
for a holiday, enjoyed itself at the top
of its bent. After a reception by
President Loubet the diners fell to and
soon caused the feast to, disappear.
Then the crowds .surged to the Grand
Roue, the Eiffel tower and all over the
Trocadero quarter, marching and sing
ing, some going to the Champ Elysees,
where they joined the crowd that had
been waiting hours for M. DeRoulede.
So impeded by the great crowd was the
exile's .carriage that it was after five
o'clock when it reached the Elysees
Palace hotel, where a halt was made.
Few events of importance marked
the rest of the week. King George of
Greece arrived on his usual visit, com
ing close upon the departure of Prince
Ferdinand of Bulgaria. King George
was seen, as usual, strolling along the
boulevards, occasionally saluted by
Parisians who recognized him but who
respect his desire to remain incognito.
It is rare when Paris is neither enter
taining royalty "nor preparing for a
royal visit. The next sovereign to visit
the capital will be King Carlos of
Portugal. Senor de Sousea Rosa,
Portugese ambassador to. France, has
returned to Paris after conferring with
King Carlos as to his forthcoming visit,
for which preparations are now well
under way.
Exhibition Next Spring Will
Show Up Marvelous Devel
opment of Country.
Journal Special Service.
Rome, Nov. 11.The exhibition which
is to be opened in the city of Milan
early in the spring of next year will
not be wholly, international. That is to
Say a few of its groups and one of its
sections are to be reserved for the dis
play of Italian arts and industries.
This partial reservation iB not only de
sirable as it will afford a means of
throwing into relief the marvelous de
velopment t)f industrial Italy, but also
on account of the limited space avail4
For the city of Milan, magnifi
able. cent tho it be in its buildings and' per-
,.policy- or the spectives, offered only two sites on
alleged policyof the ex-ehief secretary which the exhibition could be helda
ougnt to be taken up where it was aban- portion of the park which is situated
doned. This liberal-imperialist author- at the Castello, once a fortified palace
ity does not specify what he means by
the policy of Mr. W.yndhamwhether it
is his plot for the break-up of the na
tionalist party and the utilization of the
Irish press for that purpose, or his plan
for the settlement of the university
question, and the "co-ordination of the
Irish boards."
For Liberal Unity.
Mr. Asquith leads for liberal unity. A
church or party is rarely in danger of
schism until a section of its members
begins to recant the faith that is. sup
posed to be in them, it is being urged by
and now a municipal museum and the
parade ground not far away and corre
sponding somewhat to the Champs de
Mars in Paris. Together these two sites
are nearly 200 acres in extent, of which
certainly fifty acres will be covered by
buildings of elaborate design and of
beautiful tho temporary finish these
buildings are now in an advanced stage
of progress.
The scope of the exhibition is very
comprehensive within the limits of the
ten sections into which the objects
shown will be classified are included
almost everything of special interest to
Italy and her busy workers, and of im
portance to foreign participators.
Parents Must Begin to Save for
Dowries Early in Their
Daughters' Lives.
Journal Special Service.
Berlin, "Nov. 11.The expense of
marrying their daughters is on the
whole far greater for parents in Ger
many than.in other sections of the civi
lized world. As a general thing a bride
in Germany has not only to be sup
plied with an extensive trousseau and
a substantial outfit of linen for the
house, but, in the great majority of
cases, with a considerable sum of money
as a dowry.
German young men of
answered without thei least rese^rve and
it frequently happens
Collecting a Trousseau.
Sunday, November 12, 1905.
are not often inclined to enter matri
mony unless their partner can offer them
some monetary compensation for the
sacrifice of their freedom as single men.
A young man with an income of $1,500
to $2,000 a year expects that his wife
will receive a dowry of at least $15,000.
On a Dowry Basis.
Many marriages are contracted in
solely*? onPu
thee basis the
as a dowry. Questions are asked and I
King Edward Creates Nothing
Higher than an Earldom
This Year.
Has Been Honored fcjr
Cheylesmore Honored.
Lord Cheylesmore has at last re
ceived royal favor. He is certainly
one of the busiest men in London, and
has done an enormous amount of good.
e. now enters his second year as
mayor of Westminster, and has been
made a commander of the Victorian
order. Sir George Lewisloo, head of
the well-known firm of solicitors, is
another who has received the honor
of C. V. O.
Rival for America, the London Im
porters Believe, Is Found
in Africa.
*ij?if *Tr nouncedwofbales,
arrangements are concluded the young
S fn^bankint account before the
wedding^ ceremony i^ performeod so+ that
he shall be quite sure of receiving it.
The provision of a. dowry and an out
fit is
a problem whicvh in Germany is S^ssible
taken in hand while the bride is
still in her childhood. "When a girl is
born manv barentrtake out a kind of ?*ys, "and find that Bhodesian cotton
but also of the greater* part of her out
A fatker who has an income of ap
proximately $4,000 a year must first of
all provide his daughter with a dowry
of about $2,500 and linen for her house
hold at a cost of $150. He must also
insurance "by which the girl receives a the duplicate of Texas cotton, wh ch
certain sum on her twenty-first birth- ]f ^i-gely used in Lancashire and which
ov it., has been impossible to grow any
The collection of a girl's trousseau
also begins at an early age. Some
parents put by so many linen articles T
every Christmas or year by year on the
& Holla 1 wh
*JffJ ".been testinmg
thaei cottonn(
P^^-^^^^^l^S^^w of Ehodesia as a cotton-producing cen-
utm c
We have applied every test,
Rhodesia can produce three-quarters of
present her with a trousseau costing at grown in such abundance as to justify
least $300. In fact, as a general thing,
by the time the wedding is over it will
be found that the wedding outfit costs
at least $750. This added to a dowry
of $2,500, makes $3*250 or nearly seven
eighths of the father's annual income.
The opinion is making much headway In Ger-
W% manr that children Should not be obliged to
study out of school.
a milhon^bales a year which is consid
occasion of the girl's birthday so that market and protect the British cotton
by the time she grows up she is not, industry from speculation which of re-
only the possessor of a sum of money, cent years have hampered it.
New York Herald Special Service.
London, Nov. 11.There is only one
person in the United Kingdom who
can claim two birthdays in a year.
King Edward VII. has an "official"
birthday celebrated in the summer, so
that people may have a chance of fine
weather for their rejoicings, but never
theless, when his real birthday comes
around on Nqv. 9, which' is also by the
way Lord Mayor *s day, the people will
not De denied making another holiday
of it.
I don't think I have ever seen great
er crowds parading the streets than
there was all Thursday, both day and
night but I never did see such a mel
ancholy, woe-begone lot of people.
They were London's'unemployed, walk
ing hungrily about, gazing at decora
tions and illuminations which had cost
the ratepayers so much money, while
so many are poor and starving.
Holiday Honors.
Holiday honors are rather more in
teresting than usual. Ever since the
king ascended to the throne, there have
been innumerable disappointments
when the birthday and the New Year
lists have been published, but, as the
king had let it be understood he is
averse to creating too many new titles,
they are much more' valued now, when
they do come along, than they were in
the late Queen Victoria's reign.
On this occasion nothing higher than
an earldom has been created. It is not
likely there will be dukedoms for a
long'time to come.
One of the most popular creations
for many years is an earldom for Lord
Windsor, for he has done a great deal
lately to merit royal favor. From
what I learn it is unlikely he will keep
the title of Windsor, but may assume
that of Plymouth, which some "hundreds
of years ago was one of the familiar
Lord Iveagh a Viscount.
,,l Lord Iveagh's viscounty, too, is wel
New York Herald Special Service.
London, Nov. 11.Is Rhodesia be
coming a rival to America in the cotton
industry? Consignments of cotton con
tinue to arrive at Liverpool from there,
some of which arrived.this week. The them out of the system,
first fe
mmpmm "?$%.
on behalf of ?eeth and further acts as a natural and
the British cotton growing association. u"^
sufficient to steady the world's
Capital to any extent is in readiness'
to develop the. Rhodesian project and
the onlv difference that is anticipated
is that of colored labor plantations.
A number of experts who have in
spected the samples agree that thev
are of excellent- character and may be
the prediction that. Rhodesia will in the
course of a few seasons 'provide the
solution of England's cotton problem.
The Berlin courts recently denied that an
employer was liable to pay compensation In the
case of an employee who died from heart stroke
after working hours. It was held that death
was caused by the.heat suffered while the man
iwas at work &$?-
Even the Lord Mayor's Show Was
Near to a Gaslight Circus
New York Herald 8pecial Service. *i (A
London, Nov. 11.Fogs have "evi
dently begun in earnest now in fact,
this nas been' a week of fogs, which
have been at their worst in the morn
ing, when the business people were hur
rying to work in the city, dislocating
the traffic and causing no end of trou
ble. It" looked as it that old circus
parade, as the lord mayor's show is
called, was going to be spoiled by fog
on Thursday. When' the people were
?"f assembling in the streets there gathered
over the city a dense fog, black as the
blackest night. Lights had to be
turned on everywhere and the people
were expecting the unique experience
of seeing a lord mayor's show under
the gaslight or wondering if it would
be turtifea into a torchlight procession.
That, however, was avoided in time,
the mysterious darkness disappearing
as rapidly as it came, and the lord
mayor's show went by in but slight
Death Bate Is Higher.
The beginning of the fog season, of
course, always sends up the
and this year is no exception1
rule, old people afflicted with lung dis
ease being carried off by the fog. The
last return showed 501 deaths of peo
ple over 60 out pf 1,494, as compared
with 302 of the previous week.
It has been noticeable lately, too,
that there has been remarkable increase
of deaths from nervous complaints, and
a doctor, writing to the papers, attrib
utes the increase of people suffering
from Wervous disorders to the# increase
of popular tea shops and advising the
drinking of China tea as being less
disastrous than the mdian and Ceylon
blends. But another asks:
"What of persons addicted to the
coffee habit 1 There is Wo brand of cof
fee they can drink to any considera
ble extent without suffering from the
same distressing consequences as afflict
the injudicious users or tea.''
Coffee Drunkards.
Still another medical man, who
makes a specialty of diabetes, says:
"As many men are addicted to ex
cessive hrdiilgence in coffee as there
are immoderate tea drinkers among
women. Thousands of men, particularly
in the city, sip coffee during the day at
brief intervals as their brethren in New
York sip spirits. In time the coffee
habit develops palpitation of the heart,
an irregualr pulse, nervousness, indi
gestion and insomnia. Coffee drunkards
are greatly increasing in number, due
probably to the wave of temperance
which is passing over the country, but
I have known cases where hallucina
tions scarcely differing from those of
alcoholism have been set up by the per
sistent abuse of coffee over a series of
Coffee is a cerebral stimulant, rank
ing with alcohol, and, used in modera
tion', less harmful than tea, as it con
tains less tannic acid."
He also condemns coffee after dinner,
declaring the practice of taking a demi
tasse at night is solely responsible for
cases of sleeplessness.
Another writer recommends dyspeptic
an'd nervous persons to drink the yerba
tea of Paraguay, which is universally
used in South America, but yerba mate, -M
MincingLLan .riifid for ew people know the I _~_ jf +u v^^-^- ai
earned, few kno the
amount of good he has done in Dublin,
having spent many thousands of
pounds in the city, and he is always
exceedingly liberal' toward deserving
Forbes Leith is the only new peer
on this occasion, and that was more or
less expected. Thus Britain has an
other American added to the list of
peeresses, for Mr. Leith married an
American woman, by whom he had only
one son, who, unfortunately died in
South Africa, after a severe attack of
enteric fever.
W. B. Avery is among the baronets,
to a greater number of peiple he is
known as the husband of the beautiful
Mrs. Avery, who is a Belgian by birth.
They have' a charming place near Wind
sor, and large possessions in Warwick
merchant, is
morea as a drug than as a beverage in
this countrv. Although it is known to
us, little if any comes on the market,
and if the drinker would require to
have it specially sent over, he would
probably find it cheaper to eschew tea
Journal Special Service.
Liverpool, Nov. 11.At a meeting of
the Liverpol city justices Samuel Smith,
M. P., proposed a resolution "that man
agers of theaters and music halls be ad
vised to abstain from allowing repre
sentations injurious to public morals,
and that thev be asked to discourage
the display of posters and notices tend
ing to the same ends."
The resolution was rejected, the opin
ion being that it cast unwarranted re
flection upon Liverpool theaters and
music halls. I was resolved, however,
to send a copy of the resolutions to
licensees and to express the hope that
managers would loyally observe the
rules which stipulate that "nothing
shall be acted, represented, recited dry'
sung which is profane, licentious or inde
Few People Enow How Useful I la til
Preserving Health and Beauty. ||L
Nearly everybody knows that char-g-,
coal is the safest and most efficients
disinfectant and purifier in nature, but
few realize its value when taken into
the human system for the same cleans
ing purpose.
Charcoal is a remedy that the mon
you take of it the better it is not a
drug at all, but simply absorbs th
gases and impurities always present ia
the stomach and intestines and carriM
arrived rather sweetens
good staple fine and strong ionCharcoaother and odorouthevegetables.aft*hbreat
,_ more than a month ago. were pro- smoking, drinking or after eating o-
Woigtenholm,t the firm effectually anwhic i- Possibilitieosf ICharcoal hoef
absorbs the
the complexion, it whitens th
association, I eminently safe cathartic.
i the
ter. Samples of Rhodesian cotton, grown i disinfectns the mouth throat fro
from seeds in various parts of the coun-
p0jSon of
try, havPew yielded the most satisfactory ^JJ druggistcatarrh,
stuart 8
ne te
and bowels it
sell charcoal in ofto
form another, but probably the best I charcoarl and the most for the mon
Charcoal Lozenges- they
compose of the finest powdered
other colony. thae form large pleasanorrtastingrrasi--sharmles,r,entoform lot
According to information received by
tiseptic-sc in table form rathe i%
tablett rathe
th cha^'af being mixedwii*
'ft-* ^M^ffl'
a much ihm pr0 ez
of the general health, better complex
ion, sweeter breath and purer blooJ#
and the beauty of it is, that no posil*
ble harm can result from their con
tinued use, but, on the contrary, gretC
A Buffalo physician, in speaking
the benefits of charcoal, says- I ad
vise Stuart's Charcoal Lozenges to ail
patients suffering from gas in stomada
and bowels, and to clear the complex
ion and purify the breath, mouth and'
throat I also believe the liver is great
ly benefited by the daily use ot themj
they cost but 25 cents a box at drug*
stores, and although in some sense A
patent preparation, yet I believe I geft
more and better charcoal in Stuart
Charcoal Lozenges- than in any of th*
ordinary charcoal tablets.'f^j

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