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Chicago Police Fear British Columbia Suspect Is Not Their Man. _tfioial to The Journal. Chicago, Aug 18.That Paul O. Stensland. president of the wrecked Milwaukee Avenue bank, may have been located is reported from Midway, British Columbia, and the Chicago po lice are anxiously awaiting details from the far northwestern city. Chief Collins and the officials who have been conducting the search for Btensland expressed confidence upon re ceipt of the news from Midway that the report was correct, particularly as the most promising clews discovered in this city led them to believe the fugi tive was headed across the northwest ern border, but later information from Spokane caused their confidence to be shaken. Theodore Stensland, son of the bank er, was visibly affected when informed of the report that his father had been found in British Columbia. Hi big frame shook, and he displayed more emotion than he has shown at any time since the bank crash which followed his father's flight. He denied, however, that he had any knowledge of his father's whereabouts. Stensland Bold Crook. Springfield, 111., Aug. 18.Bank Ex aminer Jones in his report to the audi tor of public accounts on the Milwau kee Avenue State bank of Chicago, which was received by the auditor to day and given to the press, estimates the total defalcations thru the manipu lation of the affairs of the bank by President Stensland to be $1,000,000 I and possibly more. On Ms examination of Nov 15, 190B, Assets Wiped Out. The capital stock of the bank, amounting to $250,000, and the surplus and undivided profits of $300,000, are wiped out, and there is still a deficien which was questionable. Three hundred thousand dollars' worth of Stensland's subdivision notes were shown under the head of "Real estate." A former examinations these notes were always shown, minus the matured coupon, and Mr. Jones was always informed that the interest had been paid. Now he finds that this was not the case, and that the coupons had cen JU?^*^^ Ihi fi hlrn as follows* hfltrnn nS?ioS 4 OOUER PINED. New. York, Aug. 18.Bird S. Coler, borough president of Brooklyn, got a taste .of Jersey justice this af ternoon. when' he attempted to run his auto mobile thru the- streets of Hackensack without displaying a New Jeraey license. was placed under arrest, taken before a justice of the peace, fined $25 and made to pay for a license the spot. SALLOW PACES Often Caused by Obffee Drinking. How many persons realize that cof fee so disturbs digestion that it ^pro duces a muddy, yellow complexion A ten davs' trial of Postum Food Coffee has proven a means, in thous ands of cases, of clearing up bad com plexions. A Washington young lady tells her experience: ''All of usfather, mother, sister and brotherhad used tea and coffee for many years until finally we all had stomach troubles more or less. "We were all sallow and troubled -vith pimples, breath bad, disagreeable taste in the mouth, and all of us sim nlv so many bundles of nerves. ""We didn't realize that coffee was the cause of the trouble until one day vc ran out of coffee and went to bor row some from a neighbor. Sh gave as some Postum and told us to try that. "Although we started to make it we all felt sure we would be sick if we missed our strong coffee, but we were forced to try Postum and were sur prised to find it delicious. W read the statements on the nkg., got more and in a month and a half you wouldn't have known uS. W were all able to digest our food with out any trouble, each one's skin became clear, tongues cleaned off and "nerves in fine condition. W never use any thing now .but Postum. There .is. nothr ing like it." Name given Postum Co., Battle Creek, Mich. Bead the lit tle book, "The Road to Wellville.*! "There's a reason SEVEN BILLION. SPENT I CRAFT CRY IN LONDON People Yarn Searchlight on Ex penditures of the County Council. 8piso!l Cable t* Tht Jownal. London, Aug 18.A billion of dol lars! How many people understand the significance of these figures A con siderate mathematician recently an nounced that it would take one person 400 years to count a billion if he kept it up continuously day and night from the moment of his birth. And yet there is one city council in the world that has spent in the brief course of its ex istence, a matter of a bare eighteen years, over seven billions of dollars! This is nearly half a billion per year. This body of municipal governors is the London county council. Last year alone the council spent over three quarters of a' billion dollars$50.0Q0.,- 000 more than the expenditure 'of the entire imperial government of the Brit ish empire. Holds World's Record. The London county council can cer tainly claim the record for spending more money than any man-or nation in the same length of time. It debt, ac cumulated inless than '-a decade is over two and a half billion dollars, or moro than one-half of the national debt of the British empire, which has been in existence for 300 years. The British taxpaver and particu larly the Londoner is just waking up to the reality of these enormous and startling figures. An with the awak ening, there is coming1 nmonth, on says the closing of the bank was F,hlc*K0'r the consummation of a career the most remarkable and in his opinion the most i conspicuous in the history of banking. S?, flcia everything appeared to be prosperous severely criticized the methods of and satisfactory, but it has since de- finance. strong has the velcped that in the figures were many com questionable and forged notes, the exact ganized aprotectiye society, called the amount of which nobody but the presi dent or cashier can determine. He is of the opinion that Mr. Als berg, thc chief clerk Frank Kawalski, the assistant paying teller, who Jias since committed suicide John' GulUn skin' the receiVing""teller, and Mr. Es- startling reports. Fo instanee, he dohr, the paying teller, and without shows that the London, county council doubt others of the employees of the Py8 bank, had guilty knowledge of many wages'to its employees -than either the things which we're not divulged by the national government or private employ- directors to him. ers. Taking merely thirteen recentana Mr. Jones declares that Cashier Her-I minor sewer works,' he shows that the ing in swearing to the statement of council spent $1,500,000 more construct- Jan. .30, 1906, perjured himself to the iR them than was offered in :the high- extent of $184,839, and in the April est tenders of public contractors. statement to the amount of $20,123. i also shows that, on Account of the ex- declares that the executive committee travagance, the municipal steamboats, and the examining committee of the lodging houses and other council-cpn- bank never acted in an oficial capacitv ducted affairs are run at a heavy loss, and had they done so each member of A long list of statistics indicate that the two committees would have found the greatest "Tammany" council in his forged note in the assets. the world has its finger upon the .throat Cashier Hering, he savs, denied forg- of the taxpayer and that London is the i ng the notes and failing to implicate most expensively governed city on the President Stensland gave him to under- i face of the earth. \~-y stand that an Italian named Demario, $_ Lontto liibited to the examiner on previous ':_,-iiwW^ W ,,ACI' mi,o examinations. The losses are divided 0 *i created a a realization of "graft." It was charged at the meetinwg ofY2Tkri ^5 .h me the council, held' in the first week of this that Londo,n4 has-tfaTrc-outdone ?u5 J* Tamm th Philadelphial PittabuM-*nd a^ af Ctie oth put together. Bt council. controller ^and Th #th 6 employed in the bank, had been the guilty party, and that Stensland had! Last year alone the council spent given him $6,000. States Attorney over $119,iUU,o0 or auout $2U per li'ead Healy learns that Demario is now in of population. It is 'further charged Italy. the majority, called progressives,-run it, Mr. Jones finds that the Steel Ball I and close corporation Th party in obligations aggregated- #180,000 and the majority, called progressives, run it that they will not pay 10 cents on the, dollar. The P. O. Stensland paper ag gregates $145,000, according to his ex amination and the paper of" the Milwau kee Avenue Oo-operative store and its ramifications the sum of $76,000. cy of $450,000. The notes which car- scheduled in an enormous tome of 304 Tied this deficiency were forged paper, closely printed Jtfeolscap 'folio '1pages. or at least paper, to say the least, of auditor in lengthy reports-have thatSo Londo taxpayersfeelinvge ha.or- London Municipal society, of "which, a distinguished architect, W. G. Towler, is secretary.-. 7 /:N Pays High Salaries. __ Mr. Towler has just compiled a'series by nearly 25 per cent, higher W Badh Head. and its reports, statements and books are so huge and unwie'Jdly. that -.scarce- ly even the auditors qah: make head or tail of tbem. The council has just adjourned for a holiday of two months. The state of muddle which its affairs are.in,is,shown by the fact that altho its last .session lasted only four-/and a.half ..hours, it would have takqn'one man thirty-eight hours to read bitt^thc details of- the business before it. This, business'was To, B^iH Fine House. y\ The councU i about to build anew muiuciuai nail ioy lt^eli at \y estminste'r to rival the houses of parliament. I is to cost something over $10 (JO.O,OOO. Architects to the number of twenty-sev en have been engiiged to draw plans for a prize, yet each will be guaranteed a fee of $1 000. The council, known as "London's instituted in 1888, 8 turned into a county ffi?*STt_. Forged "and worthless paper, $466,- round numbers i 7,600,000. The BOO at least questionable paper, if not parliament consists of a chairman nine- forged. $200,000 Steel Ball losses, teen aldermen elected for sixyears, and 180,000 real-estate losses. $153,000. 1118 councillors elected for .thrfee years. The report says that t*ie examina-t Lord Rosebery, ex-prime minister or. tion of the banks the years past have England, was the first chairman. Prom- always shown it to be in fine condi- inent members are, John 'Burns, Lord tion, and that the last examinations Monkswell, earL of. Kin^oull, ^vap gpi-. showed absolutely no suspicious circum- jeer, the prespnt chairman Earl Car- tanccs I rington^ of the king's household earl Jones considers it one of the most of Chesterfield, 'William Crooks, ^^arl remarkable examples in banking that i Russell, Lord Sandhurst, Lord JhbbleB- crookedness on such a scale could be 'dale. Lord Tweedipouthi secretary of the so concealed. says that even orior to the organization of this bank it is now common report that many crooked things were done by the Stenslands when they conducted a private bank ing institution. S ^Stf^ 092 square jnues and the-.po pulation navy Si Fd-iyin Cornwall, and a num ber '6f members, of parliament fend me who have lately been made knights, baronets or piers for- their worlj:'on London's parjiament.'. i SWI1MER DANIELS^ v:^ SETS riErV I^COBI) Philadelphia, Aug 18.-CM. Dan iels of the New York Athletic club won the "S.acKettc\cupj at 100 yards and BOAT FOUND, JJTJT NO. MAlf 1 Alfonso Booms Sherry 'During Visit at Cowes London, Aug 18.-r-Oue- week ago there appeared: a rumor that King Al fonso of Spain had his eye on a" place at Cowes as an "English residence for himself "and his queen. I is now un derstood' that this is the beautifully situated an,d romantic'-Iooking Norris castle, fronting the Solent and whose lawns and wooded slopes adjoin the Osborne demesne. I is^eaid to be not unlikely he will lease or may purchase this property outright for his summer residence during future yachting sea sons. Norris castle hits been vacant for more than a twelvemonth, but it was for a time rented, by Mr. Bichards, a wealthy American, better known per haps as the father of the late Mrs. Craigie. known \to hovel-readers as John Oliver Hbbbes, who died suddenly the other, day. Queen Victoria Wanted It Before King: Alfonso^ took Sheep/Hill castle, hi* present' residence at yent nor. it was long/the property of tho dukes of Bedford. It delightful situ ation roused the girlish. enthusiasm of the late Queen Yi'etoria inthe earliest year of her married life and' a big ef fort was made to purchase the palace as a ro'yalrresidence. Negotiations came to nothing,' however,' as" the then Duchess of Bedford was firm in her refusal to give''.up" so eharnnng a re treat even, to her. young and romantic sovereign. It was thep that .the. Osborne house property was ourehased with its old. square,, stuccoed mansion, which was subsequently pulled down and the pres ent building erected from designs which were influenced by, if -they were not actually the work of the prince consort. Alfonso a Wine Merchant. King Alfonso this week has been re ceiving more compliments in the pres ona practical and commercial imag ination which has made him turn his visit to England to account as a means of pushing the interests'and renown of Sherry "wine., It,is said the world has .never seen any sovereign, and one so youngy too so'quick to seize the oppor tunities, of combining pleasures with business as he if'showing, himself to be in carrying his national ..wine in -his pocket.for the- purposes of advertise ment. He has taken his sherry to-Scotland withhim and it now appears that at all dinners and parties given ^by.him. at jCowesV sherry occupied a prominent place 'in the menus. Out of a.Selection of eight: or nine wines,, four w^re usu ally sherries,-and* as-the-wine was of an unusually fine quality, it attracted a good desjl of attention. Would Revi ve Old Traded King Edward complimented Alfonso upon possessing such wine, saying he had not fasted such excellent sherry for many years. A partner of the firm of Goridolez ass told a representative of. the London Tribune that King Al fonso preferred sherry., to any other kind of wine because in hip opinion it was ..more palatable, and' better, for. the, health. -The manufacture, .of ,sherry was moreover, essentially a' Spanish. indits try and the king had resolved to do what Tje coiild to revive in both Spain and England the old and famous trade, which .had not been too prosperous in i recent years. Lo.hg ago men had kept !a decanter of sherry in their side boardsi and- when anyone #had called it was brought out with biscuits. Now women drink' nothing but tea In the afternoon and if men feel thirsty they have whisky and sodi. Twenty or. thrty years ago sherry and soda was the drink of the. cfay. Great Season at Hague, ^H Places Crowded The Hague, Aug. 18.4-The^Hague and its d^jpendent watering places are hav ing a-great season' and unless:. hew- American, rec/dfd fi cpufse-o. her enga^genient,the.nir.he open water iii thei 200 yards pandicap event' here tonight, :'swittiming the' dis: tance in 2:26 2-5. The time is j^thin five seconds qf the. ^e's:t/yoyld/tvre.c.otd. Philip MeGreary of Duluth Is Supposect "to Be.'in the Lake. :J ^i- Special," to .The 'Journal.' Duluth. Jitinn., Aug 18.^-Phillp Mc Creaty/ 2 i years o\dr- employed- ':in-?.'th: advertising department of a jocal-ne^s^ paperV is supposed t'o: in'Spirit lake, while fishing^ vHe~11e3lt: for the lake Wednesday, tajkingalunc^i, with him. and intending^ to stay jail day.' When, he did not "r^urn a searching party was sent to JheJake and found ah empty boat floating about. Tnf it as a quantity of fishing, .tackle, the package lunch, a light gray haft wth the initials ''P. M.,v which was identic fled as having.belbngedto "the missing, man.' Altho the lake was dragged, trace of the bqdy has yet been discov ered. 17". The supposition: i a that McCreary was standing up' in", the -..boat casting! and that on securing a strike he "became excited and lost nis *balanee,, falling into the lake. "'':.I'' 'v 1 NE W IOWA CEMENT C^MNn lfS :Special, to Xfco Journal. ~-_ Mason Glty, Iowa, Aug. 18.--Artlcles of incorporation w,erj& Med todays f^r the 5lowa' Portland^ Gerhtnt: company, with a' capital 'stock^ Qjt $3iOOOjOiS6: $hej, offi cers are: Georgfs N!cholsph Ipla, ''Kaiilv president A. !B. Cpcker^f, ^Neyaiaa.," ntfce president C. Byrch^ Chieaoi & rotary,* With thejie ar$ Seerl. one 'en- gages rooms well in advance during this tourist period, one must put lip with what is left, for the best hotels are crowded, such -as ithe sumptuous, up-to date Hotel Se Indes, I The .Hague, or 'the' irior^ quaint but Btately Vis-a yis, on theiother,side of the large Noor hout hotel du Viux Doelen. Among repent airriyals at the Hotel des Indes have been Mrs M. S.. Pa^e, Mr. And Mrs. A. L." Sullivan, Mrs.. J. Mc^ickar, John W& Howell and W R. Whitney of Chici Romance 1$ Recalled by Gbld^cJirnidt's Rise London, -Aug, 13.--The fact that W R. Goldschmidt has just been appbinted chancery registrar of the roya^courts",agents ^ri? LATES EUROPEA N NEW S Der LAD GETS SET O' KP?S- iUc^e Jehn^ne^ Jr. 'Can Now Glad- 'k. -'den'^:^glJ^ ,Magter Archie Johnstone,:. Jr: ttie son of Archie ^onhsfDnj ^dOT]ty -ii Mayor Jones oMce," ia^ Scotch lad over this possession"of as fine a^ set ---of. b'agpipfes -asi ^b!efe_is in the northwest. Archie danced s,t the Scotch games at Sibiix City, Iowa 6n Jnly 4, Capturing-three-pria5si'- i fcast week a, Eflac^t,Hills Seat, Dun isan Cruicksna.hk *)f Deadvobd. S. who was in ioux Gijy and ,aw the games, called tae young, Minneapolis Scot aiid presented him with aT fine set of jpipesi There are/three ofthenvone targe -setj such as is us^d in battle in the Scotch rpgil^ents, a niedium-si^ed pipe feffconcert anoV 6rdinat3r work, and a small set sucha-s is used forVplay ing- -vr*th .tne" yiplin ap other instru- nrents.X'.- v'- -:^.r}~*'^\ j:- Scbtchinen ,vho have seen the pipes pay "they"are the best obtainable. Mr. riekshank was sp pleased with young ^rchie'Johnstone.-and his work*at Sibux ity th*t is taking a great interest in the? b-by/ ^fho is only 10 years 'of 4gei* fie is on his way -to -Scotland for- a^yisit^and- plans to bring- another' present to the' boy -in the -flhi,pe of a' fine 'full set^bf highland kilts that'will 3ge''.^^r^'.-stnffr""" ^i|^^.4'-':''vv-' l^q^ By ^ijjShi!*.':. irr*.'.. :.M%-f spn Ster S. I*'"' Avery, Chicago* ina '^TSi i T Nc+tlfirp5 o| ^a/iKan^as 'airecfbrli, :Sa4jdt|s$yrOn/b/ ^g.ya^p^e^Qrie?^ sniall T(iutf^eleeiv i^rfl^rd aifter.,midnight tl\ia: ^?^S^gi2DicTt :^h^i^t:0hwMO^ ^n^^tidyrwaUtttts i'of"'. Kansas- -^y aicress the bay in G^wa?eo1anty. THE NEW YORK HEBAI_)-MlNNEAPOLIS JOUBNAL SPBOIAL CABLE. -v Copyright, 1906, byrthe New York Herald. King Alfonso, Shrewd Business Mwi, Booms Sherry Wine During Stay at Cowes Bryan Center of Attraction in ParisAmericans Leave England by the Thousands ^Yankee*"Meanness*? Condemned by Many. KING A WINE BOOSTER KTNO ALFOHSO, Spanish Kulr Wlw It Otaating a De mand in Zngtond fr Sherry Win*. Exodus of Americans Shows Invasion Great London, Aug. 18 -How great has been the American _ invasion'' this summer has never been so fully realized as now, when the scramble to get home has begun. The exodus next week will be great. Inquiry at tourist.agencies elicits the fact that all accoinmodation on ocean liners sailing from Liverpool is booked uptil early- in October and Americans are. swarming back from the continent and visiting London and the most iner esting of. the English. villages before sailing. The number/of Americans who have been rushing thru what' we call the home counties of Middlesex Essex, Hertfordshire, Kent and Surrey,, this week has been enormous. These counties probably present a greater number of places -worth visiting than all of the rest, of England put together. Windsor, Kingston-on Thames, Hampton Court, Bltham, Green wich, Runnymede, Stalbans, Richmond, Kew, Tilbury, Stratford-on-Avon and Hatfield are all remarkable in English history and all within easy run of Lon don. There are the ivy-mantled church of Stoke Hoges, the f-' antique towera' of Eton, Edmonton, where John Gilpin was reported to ^taveldined bnt-did not Striawberry Hi$ w^erF JinnieJ Deans saw the Duke of ^rgyjtti' all within easy reach'of the "town. T.. On one afternoon Amerffcaris have been found doing" Burnham Beeches and Windsor or Enfield or Waltham. vThrubut the summer the hotels of. London have been almost monopolized by Americans. The Ritz, in its first season, has been-catering to a great American clientele. The Cecil, a favejrite American stop ping place, has had its usual patronage from the states. The Carlton in the last two months has had so many American batrons that sometimes apart ments baa to be obtained for them in other hotels. The Metropole and the First Avenue have been crowded. Residents of Lon don say that about'Russel square more American is spoken than English, so packed are the hotels in that district with Americans. Ask any of the London guides if they .will tell you to a man that they are' overworked by Americans. '/".They expect us to show them the entire city in a day," one1 tired courier remarked yesterday. LOVE FOR WATERMELON of justice W England reealls'-an inter- been Mmted to spend a few hours at esting frotnaine'e ,-Ther Saps^many perso|is wha. know he-is a sou bi.. the .fanipus songstress: of last century, Jenny Lirid, nor-is it perhaps widely' known outside the fainily circle" tjiit his father Otlio GoldscTimidt, will on Tuesday enter on. his seventy-eighth, birthday/ I is" just -a,'littlemore than half a century aince 'the famous ^musical professor, accompanied 'the Swedish nightingale on her tour the United State,s, and felsuccessfue, in lov w^t.h i: MAKES JOHN D. SICK Special to The Journal. Gleyeland. Ohio, Aug 18.John D. Rockefeller's love for watermelon caused-him to suffer from cholera mor bus Friday. remained in bed all day,,, WT disappointing fifty passenger I of the Erie railroad, who had Fores Hill. It was said tonight that Mr. Boeke feller was much improved, and undoubtedly would be. able to attend divine worship, at the Euclid Avenue* Baptist church toinorrow. RUINED BY POLITICS Chicago Wholesale Merchant's Failure Attribiited to Public Workv Special to Tho Jottmal^ Chicago, Aug.^ 18.-Politics has spelled business failure for Eagle, proprietor of the.wholesale and retail Seocerys concern at. H,. R. Eagle & Co. -wa fprced into bankruptcy. today. Two .years ago Mr. Eagle entered politics, together with several other business men of prominence who be lieved that "it is th^ duty of every reputable citizen to take an. active part in public affairs.."- '-My reward'came,'*- he declared to night, ''when /awoke this morning to find. my businesp in the hands of a receiver. tne liabilities q*H.B. Eagle Col, according to oneanthority are. $50,000 and the assets $25,000, but .Mr. Eagle said tha he beUeyed the showing would proyenbt quite'sobad. as tKat.,-^. BLUE LAWS NOT LASTING Phoebe V. Cousins Says Sunday Clos ing Not Permanently Effective. Speolal to The Journal Chicago^ Aug. ^lSrr-" Sunda^ closing lawB wpl notbecome permanently ef ective- in the larger cities j'' said: Miss Phoebe V.'Cousins of St. Louis tonight. Miss Cousins, who resides in St. liduis, was secretary of the World's Columbian exposition in Chicago, is now engaged in field work by the German-American alliance, a national organization op posed to^Sunday-closing laws. ''I haVe found she said. '-*that in cities where the Sunday closing law was-Vih' operation' that -commerce suf fered in inany^ways Hotels lost thou sands of dollars: criminals who had congregated at 'saioohs where-the: police, could' watch- Vtbeih closely were scat tfi^Af o^r ithec ttgr- and -iernne^in? creased -s --:'"-A,T c,-^..^**.- Bryan, in Gay Paree, Kicks Up a Ripple Paris, Aug 18.It is a veritable dog-day season in Paris at present, and veritably the poor dogs are af fected perhaps more than human be ings by the continued hot and humid weather. The dog hospital and veteri nary establishments are now filled with pets being cared for while their mas ters and mistresses are at summer re sorts. The only ripple on the calm surface of the social sea during the week has been caused by visiting Americans, especially by the Bryant party. The Hotel Continental is even more crowd ed than usual as a result of influx of Americans, drawn there by Mr. Bryan as a special attraction. Soon after Mr. Bryan arrived at the hotel, the clerks suddenly perceived an unusual activity. There were nu merous calls for Mr. Bryan. I was a ca,se of cards being presented for Bryan, Bryan, all the time. One of the the clerks asked: "Who is this Monsieur Breeang" for whom everybody, is asking?" When he was informed that Mr. Bry an might possibly be the next president of the United States he immediately appreciated the situation. "Boil Your Water." Paris' water supply is gradually dwindling, and the usual injunction, "Boil your drinking water," appears in the press. There is some prospect that the floodgates of the Seine may be turned into mains if the regular spring-water supply runs short. Experiments are being made in Paris with a plan to spread tar on the streets to prevent dust. This has already been done on many important avenues, but the increasing use of automobiles prompts the effort to make greater use of the dust-laying substance. Th project is to thus treat all streets not paved with stone blocks. Yankees Branded Mean for Economical Habits London, Aug 18.-No little annoy ance has been caused American visit ors by the publication in newspapers about their alleged meanness, how they sleep in the best hotels but take their meals economically elsewhere, never drinking anything for the good of the house, ,an never dreaming of tipping servants. N doubt it is true in some cases that they do not give tips, but by so doing they are only aiding English men to accomplish what they, as a rule, would like to see, namely, the abolition of tipping. All caterers, however, do not con sider American visitors stingy by any means. A Benoist, manager of Prin cess said: "Many Americans are ex cessively close, but that is from no economic motive. Americans, as a rule, drink less at meals than the English.^' Another restaurant manager said it was true that Americans often drank nothing more than ice water with their food, but he added that he knew many wjho would have a bottle of cham pagne -before luncheon and brandies jand- sodai afterward, ice water with their dinner and then wind up the evening with champagne. Sunday, August*^?11906. GRAIN RATES ARE CUT BY THREE BIG ROADS Great Northern, Northern Pacific and Soo Make 10 Pe Cent Redaction Voluntarily. Late yesterday the Great Northern, Northern Pacific and Soo lines filed with the state grain and warehouse commission notice of a 10 per cent re duction in grain rates. The reductions will apply to all territory more than forty miles distant from the term|fcds and includes practically all of the ter ritory in which grain is raised The three roads named made a prop osition recently to the railroad and warehouse commission, offering to re duce grain rates 10 per cent if the commission would suspend the pending hearing on merchandise rates. The commission declined to accept the proposition and later, on suggestion of Governor Johnson, gave notice of an inquiry into the grain rates. The three roads then voluntarily hied their notice of a reduction. ENTRANCING BRIDGE ENSNHBES AGEDWftMAN Lady Macclesfield, 85, Starts to Play the Popular '''r^^v&Gsane. Sptoial CaM# to The Journal. London, Aug 18.Perhaps the most wonderful woman in England just now is the Countess of Macclesfield. I the United States, one is said to be too old at 40 for the strenuous life in England of late men have cut the age down to'38. Ye "Lady Mac," as the aged countess is familiarly called, deems 86 young enough to start a new whirl of excitement in her life. She has just learned bridge, and is rapidly becoming as ardent a player as any in her own special social set. The countess' huge family are not quite sure that they like it, for bridge devotees usually start playing after luncheon and keep it up until the early hours of the morning. Sessions of ten or twelve hours, with mere half hours for meals or refreshments, are not an unuBual thing. But the countess is not doing the worrying. She is going on merrily with the fascinating craze. BIG SHOE Men'i Tan Russia Calf Bluch ers, $5.00 grades, finest lasts. to1.............vZiOU Men's Box Calf Patent Leather Vici Kid Lace Shoes and Ox fords, New Store $3.00 val- S":.^::,.:. Sl-8 Men's Velour Calf and Vici Kid Lace Shoes, $3.50 and $4 shoes. Cut 4tO S%Q to .^S^^*" T"*^ Men's Vici Kid Bluchers, New Store $2.50 qual- |4 ity. Cut to......N** Men's Gun Metal Calf Patent Leather and Vici Kid, New Store $4 shoes. & O Qft Cut to V*"^W Men's Kid and Satin Calf Lace -Shoes, New Store #2.50 grades. fu $1.79 Men's Canvas and Satin Calf Lace Shoes, New Store $1.50 values. Cut' QOp v- to Vv ^*aJeT Remarkable Woman. She has had a remarkable career, this octogenarian noblewoman. She was Lady Mary Frances Grosvenpr, second daughter of the second Marquis of Westminster, who later was raised to a dukedom. She was, luckily for herself, the second wife of the Earl of Mac clesfield. One of the strangest legends in the history of British peerages is woven about the Earls of Macclesfield and their brides. Young women who know the tradition fight shy of being the first bride of the earl or the heir of the earl. I is the "fatal wedding," and as the family history proves, is courting death. Fo the first wives, even down to those of the present earl and his eldest son and heir, Viscount Parker, have died soon after marriage or within a year or two. The descend ants of the long line of the Parkers have been the children of the second wives. The present eountess has had fifteen children, of whom eleven sons and three daughters are living. Court Favorite. The eountess was married in the early '40 's and was appointed lady of the bedchamber to the then Princess of Wales on the latter's marriage in 1868. She. of course, relinquished the post a score of years ago. She is still a great favorite at court, however. To compensate her for not being included in the entourage of her royal mistress at the coronation, she received a mag nificent miniature of the queen set in brilliants and bearing the inscription "To dear La dy Ma from Alexandra." The countess is a sister of Eleanor, Duchess of Northumberland, aunt of the Duke of Westminster, and a relation to nearly half the peerage thru the mar riage of her many sons and daughters. She retains all her mental powers, as is proven by her extraordinary skill at bridge, and talks well and wittily. She lives at her town house in Eaton square during the season, but is mostly at Shirburne castle in Oxfordshire, a moated stronghold of the middle ages. DARING MAIL ROBBERS GET $200,000 LOOT Special to The Journal. Effingham, 111., Aug 18. A daring mail robbery came to light.today when a pouch of first-class mail matter, which had been rifled, was found on the outskirts of the city. The postmaster of Effingham esti mates the sack contained at least $200,000 in drafts, money orders, checks and currency. The pouch was stolen Aug 11 from the transfer platform of the loeal de port, where it as put to be transferred to the Illinois Central for Chicago and cities in the northwest. The pouch came in over the Penn sylvania, The thief evidently was frightened while at work, as only half of the letters were torn open. The pouch was eut open with a knife. HAYES THE CHAMPION Toledo, Iowa,, Man Defeats Blather wick in Tennis Finals. Special to The Journal. Sioux City, Iowa, Aug 18.W. E Hayes of Toledo, Iowa this afternoon again wo the championship in the Tri-State tennis tournament here by defeating W. E Blatherwick of Bock valley, Iowa, 6-3, 6-2, 4-6, 6-3. Hayes won the cup last year and in this match defended it against the winner of all other matches in the tournament. Entire New Store Stock of Knflhlaiirh'c $20,000 Worth of Shoes, Oxfords and Slippers Must Be Sold Out at Once fng IlllUlllnll tfll W 239 lloslUt-ind-23 and 26 S. Washlnglon Avemtt. Bpleidll Opporlwilty for Oit-tf-Towi Tliltors to Mak Sttiigs ei Tkelr Footwear. Ladies' White Canvas Gibson Ties and Oxfords. New Store $1.50 grades. Ofttf* Cut to ..wOw Ladies' Pink, Blue and Gray Canvas Gibson Ties, New Store $2.50 values. fltf 1 Cut to Ladies' Patent Leather and Vici*Kid Lace Shoes and Blu chers. New Store $3.00 grade. place Arcad Famou $i.98 Ladies' Kid Strap Slippers, New Store $1.25 Qfl_r_ grades. Cut to..... iFlFV Ladies' Kid House Slippers, New Store $1 val- fiQp ues. Our price...... "vv Ladies' Tan Russia Calf Blu cher Oxfords, New Store $2.50 grade go at |D4 O half price ^PIifct_P Ladies' Patent Leather and Kid Lace and Bluchers and Oxfords, New Store $4.00 shoe. Our ttO Qft price only ^sv^. M^^""-"*^. 8 THIflST FO SCHOOLS PZES THE CHIIiESE Modern Charts Now Hang in An. cient Buddhist Temples Japs Get Rich. By H. O. Stevens. Washington, Aug. 18."All China it' at present clamoring for western knowl- edge!" Such is the tenor of all the reports received by the state department from the yellow empire. Everywhere in China schools are springing up to teach the people the lore of the foreign devils, who, devils th they be. still have dis gustingly successful methods, as may be perceived by any one having the oppor tunity to observe what Japan did to Russia. In the tingle city pt Foochow there are now more than thirty native schools advertising, to teach after the foreign model and equipped with foreign ap paratus. Vice Consul Arnold of Fooohow writes that it is no uncommon sight to see a group of modern desks encircling the base of a dusty old Budhist image in what was once a temple, while the walls are hung with charts dealing with geology, botany, zoology, anatomy, etc., and with maps of China, Japan and so on. There will also be blackboards with chalk and erasers, and a globe and oth er equipment commonly to be found in.. a school in the United States. Take I Everything. a In the grounds around the temple will likewise be seen horizontal bars, vault ing apparatus, dumb-bells, and other things common on a well-equipped play ground. The Chinese, having yielded to the point that the western methods are better than their own, are going the "whole hog" in taking advantage of their new-fangled knowledge. I Foochow posters meet the eye ev erywhere advertising the opening of an other school, and scarcely a week paeses without the announcement of another one. They now hare a normal school with 800 pupils, a military school with 250 students, and a high school with as many more, while the primary and Intermediate schools are everywhere. These advanced schools are equipped with chemical, physical, botanical and zoological laboratories, and many of the other schools are partially fitted out along the same lines. Nearly all of the school supplies come from Japan, the people of that country having sent men to study the Chinese si ehool question with a view to supply them with whatever they might seem to need. Fine Graft for Japs. The result has been that the Japs have worked up a large business and' they are sending cheap but good and useful school equipment to China by the shipload. This includes gymnasium supplies, military school supplies, scien tific apparatus and even modern musical instruments. The Japanese are making a commer cial harvest out of it and, of course, are doing all they can to hasten the mod ern education of China, but our. consuls say the United StateB could easily get a share of the business if the American makers of school supplies would send competent people over there to study the situation, so our manufacturers could make goods such as the Japs have ascertained the Chinese will buy. The field is so big the consuls say, that it has hardly a limit, and Just, as soon as the Chinese have progressed far enough to realize, that the cheapest is not always the best there will be a boundless market for the higher grade of American educational apparatus. BANQUET FOR HAUGEN Mason City Appreciates His Work in Behalf of a Federal Building. Special to The Journal. Mason City, Iowa, Aug 18.A ban- ?[augetno uet be tendered to Congressman has been set for Aug 28, as Aug. 22, the former date originally made, was not acceptable to him. Th banquet will be at the Charles hotel, and covers will be laid for 150. Several local speakers will compliment the con gressman on the good work done for the city in getting a public building, and Mr. Haugen will make an address out lining the political issues in the cam paign. George Smith, Boy Schnltz and James Campbell, young men, were arrested at Eockwell yesterday on complaint of George Tanner, a rural mall carrier. Tanner alleges that they removed their clothing for a swim in a creek opposite SALEe Misses' Kid Lace Shoes, sizes 11 to 2, patent tips New Store $1.50 grades, go at "Tfiaf* half price for. Oil Misses and Children's Strap Slippers. New Store $1.25 and $1.50 values go 7Of* Infants' Soft Sole Shoes. New Store 40c values. Cut to a -4f. y\: stor FineShoe Shoes 19c Boys' School Shoes, made from strong calf leather, New Store $1.75 values. Our price $1.39 Shoes, New $1.29 Boys' Calf Bike Store $1.75 grades. Cut to. Children's Lace and Button Kid and Patent Leather, New Store 75c grade. _LQ_ Cut to -...V...'*W Children's Kid Lace and But ton Shoes, New Store $1 and $1.25 grades. ft Of* Our price