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A FAKU) t'HOM XATl'RE.
'A. nightingale wco?\l. in a garden preen,
The loveliest rose that evet was .seen,
\i\d he sang for her. with hi? wilding art,
The tremulous plaint of a wistful heart.
"Dearest nightingale." said the little rose,
".Such a wowirriul gift your songs disclose.
That 1 long for this world to share with
mu'ical ?h.-i rin of vour melodv."
The nightingale t hvitled with a joyous
'As he flew to tl?o ireetops far and wide?
And plaintive and tender and sweet he
Till the whole green earth with his praises
But the rose 110 e. Iio nor tidings knew,
And paler and i?:iil?-r each day sne grew;
.Yet, bravely she answered the jeering
"Kay, hn?h! for my love will come back
iW.aen tlio first \tiM joy of his song was
The nightingale liaek to the garden went:
"Dear rose, I have brought you my fame!"
Bu* no niiswcr me?for the rose was
?Charlotte Becker, in Tuck.
SAN OLD-TIME g
' I ?*k PUNISHMENT. $
\t> By F. J;. C. ROBBIXS. <?>
Book in hand, Master Dunton
paused abruptly in his task of pronouncing
the v;ords, and for a moment
glared along the row of boys
and girls who were "toeing the line"
-oh the floor of ;i country schoolhouse
one afternoon some sixty years ago.
Then he spoke ir. a tone of deep
displeasure: "This is a pretty piece
-of work! Not half the words put out
yet, and everybody has missed, except
Georgie Dole, and he is the youngest
of all! 1 won't hear such a lesson!
-Oo back to your seats and take your
.spelling-books! I'm going to give
you fifteen minutes to study. It will
be the first time to-day for some of
you. Then 1 will call the class again,
and the very lirst one that makes a
mistake shall be punished!"
The exact form of the threatened
punishment was not specified; but
that was net at a.11 necessary. Everybody
knew. Punishment at that time
and placc did not mean copying
verses, or loss of recess, or being kept
aiter school, or even marks?except
such aa might be left temporarily on
some smarting palm by the heavy
ruler that lay on the master's desk.
Master Dunton was a teacher of no
little local fame. It was well understood
that he was "a master hand"
At figures, could set a copy almost as
juain as print, kne\y all the rules of
grammar by heart, although he was
not unduly hampered by them in conversation,
and coujd parse anything
in Pope's "Essay on Man," or in
. Perhaps his greatest lack, educationally
speaking, was in spelling.
But as the spelling in schools of that
day was oral, and as he could always
have the booh before him when heariug
the lessons, his weakness in that
respect was hardly worth considering.
His special claim to distinction,
! owever, came from his "government."
There was no school in all
the country round too hard for him
to "keep it out;" no boy, however
bad or big, that dared to dispute his
At the appointed time the first
class in spelling was again called, and
its members came straggling forward,
AlKrtwinrr aha inftf>ior nnfA nlioo TUq
viuuniu?, i/iiv xuiv ^uuv/i.i A ?V/
long row, as finally arranged, was
graduated according to achievement,
rather than height. At the head was
stationed Georgie Dole, the minister's
ten-year-old son, who seldom missed
aDd never misbehaved, while at the
foot towered Joseph Niles. a brawny
youth who generally missed, and who
by his conduct doubtless deserved the
frequent chastisements that fell to his
It was evident that the allotted
fifteen minutes had been well spent,
and the first' two journeys of the
rpelling lesson down the line passed
r All the words that had been put
out before had now teen taken carp
of, but there remained the as yet untried
portion of the lesson.
"Victuals!" shouted the master,
turning to Georgie at the head of the
But instead of piping back the
prompt reply expected, Georgie hesitated,
blushed, and rolled his big blue
eyes round wildly, as if he had been
rt.ken by surprise.
"Victuals," repeated the master,
glancing at the book, and wondering
at the delay.
Then Georgie, after apparently
searching his memory, ventured cautiously,
"Wrong!" ericd the master, in a
tone of dismay. Then, forgetting in
his astouishmont to pass the word to
^ the next, he asked sorrowfully, "Why,
(ieorgie, hov; came you to make such
"V you please, sir," faltered
Georgie, "i didn't see that word in
"Didn't sec it!" roared Master
Duntor., his mood changing at once.
"Wasn't it light there beforo your
eyes?second word, third column?
What do you mean by such a prevarication
Just then a knock at the door diverted
the strained attention of the
L* _ _
j school, and Mr. Dole, the minister,
who was also school committeeman,
was ushered into the room. He at
once discovered that his son was in
trouble; for Georgie, although he was
a bm/e little fellow and did not fear
a whippfng. had completely broken
down at the sound of that word "prefvarication."
Answering the'minister's lock of
inquiry, Master Dunton explained the
"Ah, yes. missed on 'victuals,' you
aay," said Mr. Dole, glancing over
ihe master's shoulder at the book.
4How did ho spell it?"
"Tell your father how you spelled I
It, Georgie. : said Mr. Dunton.
"V-i-r.-t-u-a-J-s'" sobbed the boy.
"Indeed; and how should it be
. '.polled, Mr. Dunlfon?"
"Why. v-i-i-a-l-s!" answered the
master, in a tone of surprise. "There
ic is in the speller," he aided, offering
. "Suppose you look ud the word in
your dictionary." suggested Mr. Dol?,
quietly, pointing to a small and seldom-used
book that lay upon the
Master Dunton was puzzled. Could
it be that the minister, learned man
mougn ne was, presuiueu (.asi. ?
doubt upon the spelling-book?
But he began to turn over the b
pages of ihe dictionary, and at last
he announced, rather pompously,
''Here it is; 'v-i-t-a-l-s, victuals?the
parts essential to life." Nothing ^
could be plainer than that."
"Now will you look it up the way
Georgie spelled it?" asked Mr. Dole,
with a twinkle^ in his eye.
The master's face fell, and he renewed
his search, with a secret fear
at his heart.
This time there was no note of triumph
in his voice as he spelled out,
"V-i-c-t-u-a-l-s?food for human beings."
Then he turned again to the other
word, stared at it a moment, shut the
book, and pronounced his verdict:
"Georgie is right, and I have made
a stupid, inexcusable mistake."
"The best of us are liable to mistake,"
said the minister, reassuringly.
Master Dunton made no reply, but
walking deliberately to the desk, lie
took up the birch ruler.
"Joseph Niles," he said, solemnly,
"will you step this way?"
"I wa'n'c doing anythin'!" protested
"No, I am the one to be punished
this time, and 1 must call on you, as
the oldest and largest scholar, to attend
to it." and the teacher handed
the ruler to the unwilling Joseph.
"I don't want to do it, Mr. Dunton,"
said Joseph, with a look of grief
such as he had never shown when
called upon to take the subordinate
part in the performance.
"I do not like to punish, either," j
said the master, "but what of that? f.
It is often my duty. Now I must be ^
punished for my good and the good jj
of the school. What did I say would ^
happen to the first one who should Q
make a mistake? Would you have
my promise broken? I cannot carry
it out myself, but you must help me."
So saying, he held out his palm, and
Joseph, not knowing how to refuse,
let the ruler fall lightly upon it.
"That is not the way that I have
taught you," said the master, smiling
grimly. "Lay on, Joseph!" Ancthe
stalwart youth, thus urged, warmed
to his work, and finally did full justice
to his training.
"Perhaps that will do," said Mr.
Dunton, at last, withdrawing his afflicted
hand and rubbing it gently
with the other. "I thank you, Joseph.
And now we will proceed with
the lesson." He looked round for
the minister, but that worthy man
had slipped out of the door, perhaps
in deference to the teacher's feelings.
But that was hardly necessary. Master
Dunton was conscious of no loss
of dignity as he resumed his autocratic
In Europe They Hold 248 Times as
Much as They Did 40 Years Ago.
The anti-Jew faction in Russia declares
that even with the present restrictions
the Jews have managed to
acquire a large portion of land, for
which the following figures are
quoted in the Jewish magazine, the
'"Within the Pale the real estate
of the Jews advanced from 16,000
dessiatins in 1860 to 148,000 in
1870, 370,000 in 1S80, 537,000 in
1S90, and to 1,265,000 in 1900.
"In the kingdom of Poland the
Jews held 16,000 dessiatins in 1860,
148,000 in 1870, 370,000 in 1880,
537,000 in 1890, and 1,265,000 in
"In European Russia outside the
Pale Jewish landholding is said to
have increased 248 times in forty
years in the following proportion:
In 1860, 3000 dessiatins; in 1870,
18,000 dessiatins; in 1S80, 96,000 ^
dessiatins; in 1890, 262,000 dessia- j.
tin3, and in 1900, 745,000 dessiatins."
According to these statistics the ^
total holding of the Jews through- t
out the Russian Empire, which only t
amounted to 70,000 dessiatins in ^
1860, reached in 1900 the high fig- f
ure of 2,381,057 dessiatins, out of ?
which the Jews own as their proper- g
ty 1,445,000 dessiatins, while the re- ?
maining 935,000 dessiatins are rented
by them as tenants. f
Necessary Hours of Sleep.
The belief that the hours of sleep t
should be artificially restricted is c
prevalent. Yet it is contrary to or- i
dinary good sense. If the human
body does not need sleep for the upbuilding
of its tissues it will :.ot call
for it. A rule of health v/hich cannot
be wrong is to sleep, if possi- c
ble. as long as any inclination for it E
The erroneous view on this sub- I
ject is undoubtedly due to the fact 1
lift when the mind and body are (
thoroughly rested it is often difficult E
to arouse the mind from its comfortable
lethargy. On the other hand,
the man who is under a mental
strain and sleeps only five or six :
hours at night is keen and alert soon i
after awakening. But it is an un- <
healthy activity. His nerves are at
a hieh tension. He is on edse. so
to speak. Such a strain, long continued,
results inevitably in a nerv- ]
ous breakdown.?Cleveland Leader. (
Half Truths. <
A small brain that work3 is of 1
more use than a massive intellect
tbat balks. '
Rest assured thai most of your
stray ideas have eonio oler a neighbor's
A naked truth offends the most r
sacred prejudices of society.
The domestic service problem is
ihe pig in the clover problem?first I
to get the domcstics into the circle,
then to keep them there.
The fam.ily is a despotism governed
by the meanest member. It is
not the strongest, but the worst-tempered,
who rules.?Louise Herrick
Wall. "In Lighter Vein" in the Century.
The nearest approach of man to
the North Pole was 23$ miles. No
man has stood within 77- miles of
the South Pole.
New York City.?No woman who
alues her comfort allows herself to
e without such a negligee as this n
ne. It can be slipped on at a mo- w
ient'8 notice, It is loose and ample, jj
t takes moat graceful and becoming 3(
ines and is absolutely simple withal.
n this instance Japanese crepe is
rimmed with plain ribbon bands, t
iut lawns, batiste, wash silks, chal- t
!es, albatross, cashmere and all ma- t
erlals that are used for kimonos are P
ppropriate, while the banding can a
le any contrasting material that may 11
>e liked. | ^
The kimono is made with fronts j ?
md backs. The backs are joined at t
he centre and tucked from tne necic,
o yoke depth, while the fronts are
ucked at the shoulder. A double
landing is attached to the neck and
ront edges and the fronts are rolled
>ver with it to form lapels. The
ileeves are in one piece, each gathsred
at their upper edges.
The quantity of material required
or the medium size is eight and a
lalf yards twenty-seven, eight yards
hirty-six, or six and a half yards fory-four
inches wide and five and a
juarter yard3 of four-inch ribbon for
Feather Band Softens.
The irregular line of the surface
)t the 1906 feather bands for turbans
loftens the effect somewhat around
he face, and Is therefore likely to
jrove becoming to many who were
lot suited by the rather severe l:ne
)f the plain bands. This irregular
surface is a distinctly new touch.
Moire For Collars. f
Moire is used for collar and revers, j
ind now and then for one of the na?- t
row vests, but as a gown material it f
loes not take well hereabouts. i
Hatpin Knobs Grow Apace.
In new bonnets the hatpins have
knobs of tortoise shell as large in f
Jiameter as silver dollars. Extreme z
knobs, the inspiration of a jeweler j
af high repute, have tops as large z
amiind as doorknobs. It looks as 1
though, with the increase of the size
of the hatpin, the girl i3 increasing
the size of her pompadour until it
is almost the size of a bushel basket.
Plaid flannel waists will rule during
frosty days. Plaids are becoming
to little girls, but the staid should
avoid their distressing lines. Little
girls are always on the caper, and J
plaids never get time to stand still 1
and look out of order. The colors 1
are birdlike or flowerlikc, a? you i
choose. Pretty plaids are very at- <
Grapes For Hats.
Grapes in natural looking purple 1
or white clusters or in artificial col- <
ors are among the popular hat gar- i
_r^MmmuwG*irTvrr>*ri ? '
Light Silk Preferred. I
Mousseline de sole i3 a favorite
laterial :n Paris, being combined
ith all sorts of heavier materials?
nen, and silk combining very hand- .
amely with it. I
Youthful Norfolk Jacket. ;
Norfolk jackets have a youthful i
tyle that ensures feem a large fol>wing
whenever they appear, and
re shall no doubt see numbers of
ttem as the season advances.
Skirts Wider in the Back. * (
The fulness of the back of the skirt
3 not so closely drawn at the waist '
s prevfyajusly, the width of the group i
leats In* some cases being as much
s three inches wider than last seaon.
Such a loose, smart yet comfort,ble
coat as this one makes a very
lecessary feature of any girl's ward- >
obe. It can be made from smooth <
aced cloth or from rough, from plain 1
olor or from mliture for the cool
ireatner ana again rrora linen, piqua
,nd the like for the remaining warm
eason, so that the model fills a great
aany needs. It is one of the newest
,nd best liked, and will be a favorite (
or the coming season. The darts at 1
he shoulders are novel and becom- '
ng, and the garment is altogether
loted for its air of simple elegance,
n the illustration cheviot is stitched
srith belding silk and closed with ,
landsome dark pearl buttons.
The coat is made with fronts,
>acks and under-arm gores. The
ronts are fitted by means of darts at
he shoulders and are supplied with
atch pockets, while the curved seam 1
,t the back means most satisfactory
iues. There is a regulation collar
vith lapels at the neck and tha
loot'oo 1 fO rnodo in fmn nioppR with
The quantity of material required
or the medium size (fourteen years)
s three and seven-eighth yards tweny-seven,
two and a quarter yards
orty-four, or two yards fifty-two
Coarse Linens Good.
Very coarse linens trimmed with
ine embroidery or fine Valenciennes
ire especially good to look at and
)0ssess, while a fancy seems to have
irisec for the soft-finished unglazed
inens?the linens with a surface
he direct antithesis of that generaly
turned ouf by the modern launIress.
Such soft lfnea are undoubt
idly ideal for "taking" Home emjroldery,
and the girl with nimble
ingcrs and a tiny allowance will do
jest to centre her attention on these.
Coats For All.
Everybody is to be suited In the
natter of coats; long and short,
oose, semi-fitted and those so close
;hat the figure looks as If moulded
nto them?all are found in the late
Lengthened School Frocks.
A contrasting band set upon the
aottom of the skirt is a convenient
jxpedient for lengthening the school
'rock. Similar bands are applied to
trim the yoke and sleeves.
iN CDOLIES DROWNED
OB Big TO DEATH
Passengers on Blazing Ship at
Hongkong Jump Into Flames.
FIRE HORROR ON THE HANKOW
U1 Europeans Saved, Fleeing in Night
Robes?Disaster Laid to Chinese
Who Have Declared Boycott on
British River Boats.
Hongkong, British China.?Huddled
together like sheep, more than
1500 Chinese steerage passengers,
the majority women, lost their lives
In the burning of the steamship
Hankow at her wharf here.
All means of escape for them was
cut off by the flames, which enveloped
the vessel five minutes after the
alarm was given.
The cries of the native passengers
were heartrending, and repeated efforts
were made to rescue them, but
without success. An attempt was
even made to scuttle the vessel, in
order that the imprisoned steerage
passengers might escape the moreI
JV1_ J --4. V _ C U ?I ? ~ 1
uurriuic UCUIU ui k; ? tug uui acu.
The steamship Hankow arrived
early in the morning from Canton,
bringing seven European passengers,
2000 Chinese in the steerage and a
cargo of 600 bales of matting, 560
bales of raw silk and 400 bales of
waste silk. By 3 o'clock she was
moored at her wharf.
Hardly had* she been made fast
when the chief officer reported to
Captain Branch that she was on fire.
The captain directed the chief engineer
to turn on the water through
the fire hose, but before it could be
transmitted the ship was a mass of
Captain Branch himself went to the
staterooms of the European passengers
and awakened them. The fire
spread so rapidly that the European
passengers rushed from their staterooms
and off the boat in night
Because of the great heat and the
inflammable cargo the Hankow became
a veritable firebox. The crew
saved themselves by jumping overboard.
The Chinese steerage passengers
were thrown into a frightful panic.
Some of those who gained the deck
rushed back into the vessel, while
others jumped overboard. But few
of those who jumped overboard were
saved. Those who fled into the steerago
were burned or suffocated by the
smoke and intense heat.
The British cruiser Flora signalled
the naval dock yards of the fire, and
engines and other assistance were
sent to the burning vessel. Both the
land and floating brigades o? firemen
made great efforts to extinguish the
fiames, but in vain.
After the vessel had been burning
about an hour Governor Nathan and
his staff arrived, and at his suggestion
an attempt wa3 made to scuttle
the ship. The cries of the imprisoned
steerage passengers could still be
heard. The attempt was a failure.
The vessel burned until 6 o'clock,
p.t which time only the hull remained.
The firemen began the work of recovering
the dead, and after a few
minutes seventy-five corpses were
taken out. Many of the dead were
only slightly burned, having died of
Buffocation, while others were charred
The entire cargo, with the exception
of 200 bales of raw silk, badly
damaged by water, was destroyed.
WHOLE FAMILY MURDERED.
Father, Mother and Three Children
Slain on a Rood in Missouri.
Springfield, Mo. ? News of the
murder of the family of Barney Parsons?the
father, mother and three
children?near Houston, a town seventy
miles east of Springfield, has
reached here. Joda Hamilton, who
Is reported to have confessed to the
murders, is in the Houston jail
guarded by a force of deputies to prevent
a threatened lynching.
Parsons, who was a farmer, sold
hia rrnns to Hamilton. A auarrel
followed the sale. As Parsons and
his family were driving home they
were confronted by the murderer,
armed with a shotgun. He shot Parsons,
who fell to the ground. Hamilton
clubbed him with the butt' of
the gun. He then clubbed the mother
and children to death, after which
he put the bodies in the wagon, took
them to Big Piney Creek, and threw
th^j^ta/to the creek, where fishermen
The Carolina Named by Govi^Bor
NewpBt News, Va.?The new and
powerfuWrmored cruiser North Carolina
was^uccessfully launched from
the yards of her builders, the Newport
News Shipbuilding and Dry
Dock Company, in the presence of
10,000 people. Th? ship's sponsor
was Miss Rebekah "Williams Glenn,
daughter of Governor R. B. Glenn, of
North Carolina. The Governor was
present with his staff and an escort
of orominent North Carolinians.
The launching was attended by
Rear-Admiral Berry, a large numbed
of naval officers, and officers of the
Italian cruiser Fieramosca.
Milliner Burned to Death.
A Are which.swept tho little town
of Checotah, I. T., burned to death
Mrs. Strother, a milliner.
Nearly Killed While Driving a Nail.
The explosion of a Hotchkiss rapidfire
gun shell, which he had secured
as a souvenir, nearly killed Henry
Oesfeld, an actor, at Cincinnati, while
he was driving a nail with it.
Northwest Cereals Injured.
Cereal crop reports are rather better,
threshing having been* resumed
at the Northwest, where quality has
Feminine News Notes.
In Veni?^e in the fifteen century
the Council" iorDacie women to wear
Covent Garden and other theatres
have caused fashionable people in
London to dine at earlier hours.
Miss Ida Piraoft, attorney and i
counsellor at law, is the llrst woman I
lawyer to defend a prisoner in the |
At the head of the order fifteen
years, Mrs. Elizabeth Rodgers, of
V? o ? vo_olarf o/l T4io*h I
UHHJcl&U, uao ix * w ,
Chief Ranger of the Woman's Catbollc
Order of Foresters.
RIOT HI FRENCH DUCES" ,
Paris Mob Sacks and Burns Bet- /
Troops Called to Restore Quiet?
Many Person?; Injured?Gasolene ^
From Autos Starts Fires. ,
Paris.?There were violent public ,
demonstrations at the Longchamps pu
race course in consequence of an un- Sei
satisfactory start in the Free Han3i- 801
cap. The trouble culminated in
riots, pillage and incendiarism.
There were sis races on the card, gr,
and two were run without incident, rid
Then the flag fell for the Free Handicap.
Nine . started and four, in- mt
eluding tlie;favorite, remained" at? the mi
post owing to a misunderstanding, foi
Amid a terrific uproar a rank outsider
The spectators in a rage broke toi
down the barriers, invaded the track, jji
demanded the return of their bets, pe:
surrounded the bookmakers' booths. ,
chased out the cashiers and seized jjr
Attempts to restore order were in
vain, the small force of police present
being inadequate. The crowd's
anger increased and men began
breaking chairs and throwing them
on the track. is
Then a rougher element raided thi
some automobiles standing near the sti
grand stands, seized their petroleum, gr
sprinkled the booths, a large, wooden
building belonging to the bookmak- vh
ers, and other woodwork, and set m<
them aflre. ra
The firemen were helpless, as the
water hose had been cut. gj
The authorities then telephoned
to Mont Valerlen for assistance and a
strong body of troops were sent ort
the double quick. The soldieri Qn
finally cleared theinclosure by charg- en
ing, but the betting structures had de
burned to the ground.
Sixty arrests were made and many
policemen and rioters were injured. PJ:
A large force of troops remained ? *
on duty throughout the night at both in'
the Longchamps and Auteuil courses. P?
KAISER'S STORY OF BISMARCK.
May Publish Own Version of Feud in
Answer to Ho^enlohe Memoirs. by
London.?Europe continues to be
absorbed in the Hohenlohe memoirs.
Their revelation of intimate converi
sations and diplomatic- intrigues has
rso astounded politicians in Berlin
that it is suggested that the putilica,
tion of the memoirs constitutes part
of a plot of the Kaiser's enemies to Bl
undermine his influence and discredit
him in the eyes of Germany. There It
has long been gossip of dissatlsfac- gi
| tion with his policy in many exalted vl
quarters of the Empire. pr
I Dispatches from Berlin represent
[ his Majesty's rage over the indiscreet tn
baring of secrets as being absolutely Wi
indescribable. One correspondent as- f>;
serta that the Kaiser has been compiling
his own version of his feud ^
with Prince Bismarck, and possibly ^
hia reply to the memoirs will take w
the form of the publication of this
and his own accounts of other matters
narrated in the memoirs, some of ..
which have deeply offended the courts j*1
of St. Petersburg and London. ,
KILLED ON FOOTBALL FIELD. D
Charles F. Surdam, of Morristown, y
Breaks His Ncck. b(
I 1 t '
Morristown, N. J.?In an effort to at
tackle an opponent in a football
game between the Morristown Schoofl dj
[ and the Morristown High School, m
| Charles F. Surdam, right half-back tb
on the latter team, broke his neck. cj
He died afterward in the hospital
ward of the Morristown School. Sur- .
dam was nineteen years old and an Xx
only son of Seth S. Surdam, of the
A goal had just been kicked by the
high school, making the Bcore 6 to 0.
With five minutes to play before the 11
second half, the latter team kicked
?1 a..-j A * v,? pr
on, wutu ouiuaiu tstiw tcu uunu mc
field for a tackle. He made a plunge
at the player with the ball but b
missed him and fell to the ground D.
on his head and shoulders. His neck di
TAFT PARTY SAILS FOB HOME. ^
Secretary's Great Work in Quelling q,
Havana; Cuba.?Secretary of War ga
Taft and Assistant Secretary of State Cli
Bacon sailed from Havana for New- jpa
port News on the battleship Louisiana.
With them sailed Mrs. Taft
and Mrs. Bacon. The battleship
Virginia steamed out in the wake of
the Louisiana, carrying General mi
Funston. The battleship New Jersey
completed the homeward bound mi
Judge Magoon, who is now Provls- Cz
ional Governor of Cuba, accompanied
Mr. Taft and Mrs. Bacon to the bat- dJ.
tleship in a launch.
Cuba has entirely resumed her
normal condition. The farmers have an
returned to work and business is mi
going on as usual. The opposing ar- Pr
mies have disbanded.
HURRICANE IN COSTA RICA.
$125,000 Damage Done to Rubber **i
and Banana Crops.
New Orleanu, La.?A wireless mes- dj,
sage from Bluefields, Nicaragua, to jja'
the Times-Democrat says that a hurricane
in the neighborhood of Port _
Limon; Costa Rica, has done $125,000
damage to rubber and banana *01
crops, besides other property damage.
! New Command Given Funston. W1
General Frederick Funston has
rM.nmntoH tn he mm mander of ae
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the Southwest Division, United State?
Army, with headquarters at St. Louis; of
' He will take command immediately. trl
J Collected $72,000 in 72 Minutes. co
At the annual convention of the
Christian and Missionary Alliance
Dr. Simpson collected $72,000 in seventy-two
minutes. ' or
The Field of Labor. Mi
The majority of convicts are un- de
skilled laborers. Hi
New Zealand tailoresses and dress- *"
makers receive $1.50 to 5% a day.
Plumbers and gasfitters and retail Pr
clerks of Port of Spain. British West ca
Indies, are organizing. "wi
The Lithographers' Union, of Ger- po
many, has won its lockout, gaining er
every issue under contention.
The People's Palace for Workingmen,
which the Salvation Army is ?
erecting in Boston, is nearly com- ^
The appointment of a Vice-Gov- "j
ior-General of the Philippines will f ite
delayed untif Mr. Magoon Lf ^
rough his work in Cuba.
The President has decided to wlthiw
from public entry all coal lands
w held by the Government.
The rules for enforcement of the
re Food law will be revised by
cretaries Shaw, Metcalf and Wil-c*
Southern negroes filed with the
'firstate Commerce Commission &
uplaint against the forcing of ne368
holding interstate tickets to
le in "Jim Crow" cars.
Senator" Spooner, of Wisconsin, a
jmber of the Senate Finance Comttee,
has come out for currency re*m
at the short session.
The President appointed Charles "
Robb, of Vermont, Assistant At^ , yjfr
rney-General, to be a Justice of the
strict of Columbia Court of Apals.
Major J. H. Stine, president of the ^
lited States Historical Society and v
jtorian of the Army of the Potqic,
OUR ADOPTED ISLANDS.
The Philippine Railway Company 'J|
preparing to rush operations Qn f
b new roads that are being conducted
on the islands of Panay, Neos
A private in the Puerto Rican Pro- ., ',r
slonal Regiment leu overooara ok
>rro Castle. First Lieutenant Lati^ ;
nee Angel jumped In to save him.
The United States army transport
Lerldan, which was floated front
irber's Point, southwest extremity ^
Oahu Island, with ttie assistance "'-fa
the transport Bufordv'was driven
the beach at Pearl Harbpr, while
route to Honolulu to avoid founrlng.
Sugar production In the Philip^
nes increased from 55,000 tons in -3s
00 to 135.000 tons in 1905. This ,
crease is greater than in any other Mjjj
>ssession of the United States ex- .
pt Porto Rico.
From worry and excitement caused ^
a will contest Mrs. Catherine Mc- '&
die died at Rock Island, 111., in the. - ,:*1
Idst of the court hearing of the 3
There is trouble in St. Paul's Epi3-?
pal Church in Baltimore over Low *2
lurch tendencies of th e new rector, .?p.
O. B. Klnsolving, formerly of
After argument at Findlay, OhiO, ; i
was decided to admit the evidence ,/?
ven by John D. Rockefeller at pre-^ ,'!$S
ous Standard Oil proceedings at the
Governor Utter and the entire Re- ..'Jvrg
lbllcan State ticket in Rhode Island $
ere renominated by acclamation at , '
The annual meeting of the Ameri- |j
,n Board at Williamstown, Mass., %
ided in a resolution protesting
;ainst the Congo cruelties to?8ecre- ?'
ry Root. J
Charged with, buying poison for
s sweetheart, Jennie Bricker, with
hich she killed herself, Orsen Broi
has been arrested for murder at "
ashler, Ohio. }
*1?J?!-1- tr mat *'
r r^uci iv;a i\. v/iaiat c* iavr j v* | . vz
)mmltted to the Tombs, in New
orlt City, for failure to famish a
>ncT guaranteeing to pay the wife he
jaridoned $25 a week.
Mrs. Louisa M. . ?tenton, whose . '
xughter, Mrs. Alice Kinnan, was' '4
urdered last June at her home In
ie Bronr, New York City, was deared
William R. Hearst formally acceptt
the nomination of the Democratic
ate Convention in a letter to Chair-, ^
an Conners, of the State Commite.
McCaskrin, of Rock Island,
I., was indicted for alleged felony,
e charge being that he incited oths
to destroy railroad property.
The police of all large cities have
sen asked to look for City Clerk J.
White, of Chlcopee, Mass., who
sappeared late in August.
A man, supposed te be C. W.
lelss, standing on the corner, who "
fused to answer when spoken to,
as killed in Sacramento, Cal.,by
?car Herold. , ;V
Chicago isMo have a. military or.nization
along the lines of the An3nt
and Honorable Artillery Com,ny
General Bell will be left ln.comand
of the troops in Cuba.
Fire devastated the town of Sumsrslde
on Prince Edward Island.
Archbishop Bond, primate of all
inada of the Anglican Church, died.
Spread of the Salton Sea causes
plomatic complications with Mexico.
Miss B^adelaino Lake, daughter of
i English army officer, was found
urdered in the city park of Essen,
Count Witte, the former Russian
emier, emphatically denied that he
>uld return to power, and intimated
at his bitter experience had driven
m to that decision.
Mont Pelee was reported in violent
uption. Ashes fell over West Inan
islands. Heavy earthshocks
ve caused damage in Sicily.
The provisional government of
iba announced that it would not inrfere
with the status of the Isle of.
rm? T -i J" nlontiin V>?a hoor sonf
iiltf liCuauu; aunuiij u.v- ?
Chalais, Department of Charente,
lere it will be employed as a school
lloon to train crews for France's
rial war flotilla.
Mail advices from North China tell
fresh Boxer outbreaks in the discts
west of Pekin.
Agitation against the modus vivenin
regard to the fishery question
ntinues in Newfoundland.
Advices from Madrid say that the
w law of association will contain
ingent provisions against religious
Richard Croker formally opened
s libel suit against The London
agazine, and through his counsel
nied having used the Tammany
ill organization for his personal
Premier Stolypin has directed the
ovisional governors to close all lo1
organizations, includiug zemstvos
lich are attempting to carry on a
litical campaign against the Govnment.
Strikers at the arsenal and shiprd
at La Rochelle, France, are asming
a threatening attitude, and
,ve had several skirmishes with the