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j An armor-clad diver has succeeded
K in reaching the sea bottom at a depth
I of 230 f?et.
| j The "elephant beetle" of Venezuela
1 is the largest insect in the world. A
| full grown one weighs about half a
There are a thousand acres of
submarine coal mines being worked
gHaround Cape Brecon. The character
the soil overlaying these diggings
^Tnables them to be worked without
interference from the water from
Tantalum, the new metal which is
being extensively made use of at the
present time, was discovered about
two years ago by a Swedish chemist,
and was so named because of the tantalizing
difficulties he eiperienced in
its development.
1^. The Assouan Dam cost $12,000,- ^
\ uuu. ii iook ii.uuu men lour jears
to build It. The dam contains a raillion
tons of granite and more than }
15,000 tons of steel. The reservior
formed by it, when full, holds 215,000,000,000
of gallons. It has added
1,500,000 acres of tillable land, and c
has increased the crop value more 0
than $13,000,000, thus paying for it- s
. self every year.
y o
The idea of evolution?that is to a
say, of the origin of existing species
kfrom pre-existing ones as against the
doctrine of the special creation of 1
- each species?is as old as the fourth
century B. C., when it was advanced
by the Greeks. But it was reserved
for Darwin and Wallace to marshal
so large an amount of evidence with
*" such irresistible force that the fact of
evolution is no longer seriously ques- .
tioned by competent authorities.
A newspaper states that Prof. Joly n
has completed a geological examina
I* tion of specimens of the- strata col- i "
lected from the borings for the Sim- | 0
i plon tunnel. He found rich traces ^
of radium, indicating larger deposits
than any hitherto discovered in
Europe. He believes that the pres- j*
ence of these deposits caused the ab- .
normal heat experienced in building
the tunnel. He predicts that con- '
- tinued research will prove the world's
supply of radium is greater than was
One can hardly look out of a wiu- ^
dow in contemplation of the roofs
without seeing a number of metal- u
hooded ventilators, which have come 0
into general use for the purpose of
creating an air current in lofts or
air chambers. The only disadvan- n
rtage connected with their use is that
in case of fire they act as a chimney *
and aid materially in the spread of ^
the flames. In a recent improvement
made in these ventilators, the hood w
is held in an open position by a lever CI
movement controlled by a fusible
link. In case of fire this link is melt-! ?
v ed, and the hood is allowed to fall
rof its own weight, and in doing so it j
closes the air passage and cuts off the j a
^ draft. 05
Something That May Be Said in Their J n
Favor. j o
"Physiognomists tell us that the j ^
'.0 big-nosed people do the world's c
? work," said a short-nosed man the
other day, "and thsy generally add a
. lot of rubbish about Napoleon's big ~
\ nose and how he always selected
big-nosed men to carry out daring ^
k "'That Napoleon story was invented i
someone with a nose like Cyrano ! ^
^^^^Bergerac's, who wanted an excuse i n
\ ^^his proboscis, and therefore, pre- |
kj tended that his nose was but the
introduction to a massive, imposing t
character. It is true that a big nose 1
is sometimes indicative of firmness 1
and determination, but only when it t
is associated with a strong jaw and
long chin. A big nose with a retiring .
chin is almost idiotic in the expres- f
sion it gives to the countenance.
Every cartoonist knows this. When- j '
ever you see a cartoon of a society ^
dude it shows a long nose and a small y
chin. t
"But there is something to be said T
In favor of the short noses. The short
noso shows wit, imagination, tact, ^
judgment, discretion. Socrates had
a snub nose, and of the lively imaginative
writers in almost any lan- t
guage a considerable proportion are r
short-nosed neoule. Long-nosed men
may do their share of the world's j
work, but the shorn noses write the g
clever books and the entertaining
plays. If Shakespeare had had a
nose like the Duke of Wellington do
you suppose that ho would e\rer have
written the 'Merry Wives cf Windsor?'
He might have been a successful
theatre manager, but would never ?
have become a literary artist."?St. <
Louis Globe-Democrat.
By the Clock.
Let me give you a suggestion for
Rise at 6.30 a. m. Put on old
clothing, easy shoes and a sweater.
Time for dressing, five minutes.
Walk one-fourth of a mile; time,
five minutes.
Then run a mile at a dog trot in
eight minutes, arranging your circuit
of a mile and a quarter so that you
will finish at your door thirteen min- ,
utes after starting. At that hour you .
will meet only the milkman and pa
per carriers.
That exercise will expand your J
lungs and stimulate your heart action
and land you at your doorstep at
G.4S a. m., panting for breath, thoroughly
exhausted and perspiring a*
every pore. You are then ready foi 1
your bath and routine of the day
The man of sedentary habits who patienty
pursues this erercise may kiss
all drugs good-bye.?New Yorli '
Times. *
The adjutant, or marabout, a tall
bird of India, of the stork species,
* will swallow a hare or a cat whole.
It stands five feet high and the ex- 1
pause of wings is nearly fifteen feet. '
Why the Simple Life?
Dr. Hindhede, of Denmark, says
:hat he can teach the world and the
nhabitants thereof how to live on
.wo cents a day and be happier and
lealthier and live longer than they
lid when they spent anywhere from
52 to $25 for twenty-four hours'
Thanks, awfully, Dr. Hindhede. So
lelighted to hear from you.
Now, if you'll only teach us how
0 live without breathing and without
aughing, without singing and with>ut
dancing, without walking and
vithout loving, we'll turn into slugs
tnd be done wi-.h it.
Wouldn't it be lovely to be a nice,
at, comfy slug, with nothing to do
>r to think or to dream or to hope
>r to work for? I'd love it, wouldn't
Two cents a day for food! Why,
vhat are all the fruits and vegetables
,nd good things made for, Dr. Hind^
iede?just to look at? I'd rather
ive ten years and have some fun
chile I was living than to creep
round till I was a hundred and wish
was dead every minute.
I don't want to live on two cents
, day, thank you; I wouldn't call it
iving at all.
1 don't eat simply to support life.
I suppose I could get along on a
up of malted milk and a handful
? ?1
i nuts a aay, oui wuy uu wjcu
hould I?
I don't like malted milk, and the
nly way to eat nuts is to sit around
blazing wood fire and pick them
ut of their shells while you're telling
tories or singing songs or listening
3 some one read a good story.
I eat because I'm hungry and beause
things taste good, and I don't
ant anybody to tell me what to eat,
I'll pick out my own diet for my
wn self, thank you, and as long as
'm able to pay for it I'll eat the
lings that taste good to me, and
rust to luck to have them agree with
Whenever I hear about some one
ho's discovered a new diet and lived
n it, I know what that some one
rould like before I catch sight of
All the diet crank3 I ever knew
roclaim their fad as you can see
lem by the color of their skin and
le lack of lustre in their melancholy
Food was given us to eat, and as
>ng as I have good teeth, a good
anscience and a mediumly good
ocketbook I'm going to eat it?and
e glad to get it.
A good dinner is one of the pleasres
of life, just as a good laugh is,
r a good song, or a pretty story, or
brisk walk on a fine morning. And
m not going to give up a good diner
just to please some one who
ants to convince me that I'd be bet;r
off if I dined on a slice of dried
pple and a prune. Keep right on
guring, Dr. Hindhede. It's all very
ell to be scientific, and we appreiate
your efforts immensely.
You can't do any harm, because
obody will pay any attention to you
ut the diet cranks, anyway?and
ley might as well be following you
s any one else.?New York Amerian.
Chinese and Foot Binding.
"Direction of the anti foot binding
lovement in China has been handed
ver by the Shanghai ladies' commitje
to Chinese, who have already esiblished
many anti foot binding soieties
throughout this great empire,"
rrites a Shanghai contributor to a
ewspaper there. "Great was the
urprise and yet greater the delight
t the recent annual meeting of the
'ien Tsu Hui (anti foot binding soci
ly; wuea n WHS asiuuumcu liiai UUL
nly a Chinese committee had been
ormed, but also an executive committee
with two Chinese gentlemen
s secretaries, one for foreign correpondence
and one for Chinese, and
hat several of the gentlemen would
ttend the meeting.
"The more because the ladies of
he Tien Tsu Hui had tried in various
uarters to find successors to carry on
their labors and had. as they thought
ailed. So following the Chiuese
nethod they decided to commit suiide.
In accordance with their usage
hey had advertised their meeting,
>ut none of the committee that in
ended to die had the iieart to invite
Fitnesses. China's method succeedtd,
as it probably always will in
?hina, and thus before the suicide
'. as even accomplished in walked a
lumber of distinguished Chinese genlemen
who are to form the new Cliilese
"The foreign ladies in China can ^t
east feel that public opinion has been
:ufficiently aroused for them to trust
he direction of the movement to Chilese.
That their confidence is well
>laced is assured by the fact that the
ery influential committee of Chinese
tnnounce their determination to car y
on the work till 'the sun does not
;hine on a single bound foot in
Hhina.' "?Chicago News.
Japanese Military Trick.
An Austrian military organ draws
ittention to one of the minor details
)f Japanesse musketry practice durng
the late war, which seems to have
;scaped hitherto in Europe. In Eurojean
armiesthequestionof a rifle rest
:'or long range firing has led to many
ngenious contrivances for devising
ripod arrangements. The Japanese
iVar Department solved the difficultj
n a much simpler and effective way
rhey just provided the soldier with a
? x i ? ,
jag 01 Stout COUOU eiglll luuuca \riut
md twenty inches long, which he
lould carry in his cartridge case or
;he march, and on reaching the fight
ng line could in a minute stuff witt
?arth or stones. Ths device gave
imazing assistance in accuracy o
ifle fire.?Philadelphia Record.
Riches Cause Trouble.
Great riches are ever accompaniet
by great anxieties, and an increasi
-a E. Jc, Kilt nn inlot t(
JL Ulii puiacfiajuiio 10 wu M?? .M.wv
aew disquietudes.?Goldsmith.
The origin of the Great Banks o
Newfoundland is said to have been ii
the boulders carried down by ice
bergs. The bank is 600 miles 1od|
ind 120 broad.
A new portrait of Miss May Satt
nade of the young American, who has
I :ests for first honors among the worasi
ind across the water. In England Mi
I ply marvelous.
Home-Madc Marcel.
For a long time the professional
| hairdresser had a monopoly of the
i marcel wave business. The fashionj
able coiffure required a professional
touch, which, it seems, could not be
[ secured at the hands of the amateur,
i Many a girl in the privacy of her
I bedroom has wasted hour after hour
! tn the endeavor to "marcel" her own
, hair, only to succeed in making a
mass of burned or tangled tresses
not to be likened, for a moment, to
. the beautiful undulation of the
f 1
ocean's waves, but rather to a knotted
bunch of seaweed thrown up on
the shore.
I The inventor has come to her re!
lief in the presentation of a tool by
i which, so it is claimed, she can her:
self give her hair a "marcel" which
I will put the professional dresser to
; blush. At first glance this device
I looks like something which might be
I found in the doctor's kit. but its
j mission is entirely harmless and it
j can do no more damage than possibly
j burn a lock of hair if handled too
I carelessly. The teeth shown are slidI
ing in a groove and after the thing
; has been heated the hair is wound
! around one of the arms of the tongs,
; and when the hair has been drawn
! tight, by pulling the teeth along the
j slot, the other jaw of the tong is
j closed down and its heat gives the
: hair the desired curl.?Washington
' Star.
The negro republic of Liberia has
j twenty-two species of rubber trees.
Moorish Soldiers Escorting the Renia
Mauchamp, the Frenchman Murde
! Mazagan (Two Hundred Miles)
The illustration below shows a de;
parture in the form of carpet st retchF
ers, the invention of a California
) ' L 1 1 '
- '
8 nan. It comprises a handle having
it one end the cla\vs by which th<
m m*n
r A * cnTAiT An mTTIP UTADfl
lAmriUH \jr mjCi
- N
:on, and regarded as the best ever
i defeated all opponents in the can't
tennis players both in this country
ss Sutton's record is regarded as simDidn't
Mind the Ladder.
A ladder leaned against a ston
front in Nassau street, near Spruce
yesterday afternoon. Its foot was sc
far out that it was easier far for on<
to go under it than to pass outside
Every one knows it is considered
bad luck to walk under a ladder. Die
many of the crowd hurrying towarc
the bridge pay deference to that su
A man in a hurry paused a hall
minute to see.
Out of thirty who passed onlj
seven avoided the supposed hoodoo
! Those seven must have done it oui
! of superstition, because it woulc
| have been easier for them to go un
aer U1U IdUUCi uiu uluci uivutj
three did.
The man who paused to see had
himself, not passed under.?Ne^
York World.
The Two Handles.
Everything has two handles; one
by which it may be borne, another bj
which it can not. If your brothei
acts unjustly, do not lay hold on the
affair by the handle of his injustice
for by that it can not be borne; bu:
rather by the opposite, that he i:
your brother, that he was brough
up with you, and thus yon will la:
hold on it as it is to be borne.
Typical Soldiers or the Korean Arm;
Lately Disbanded by the Japanese
?From Leslie's.
ins (in Casket on Muleback) of Dr.
red by Moors, Prom Marakesh to
Through the Moroccan Desert.
carpet is grasped, and at the opposit
end a knee cushion. Beneath th
knee cushion is a metal plate to pre
vent friction. In using the devic
j the teeth are set in the carpet at ;
requisite distance from its edge, th
operator then forcing the device for
ward. One of the important advan
ages cf thia stretcher is the abilit
!o hold it with the knee, permittin
the operator to use both hands t
..'live the tacks. There is but littl
likelihood of the carpet slipping bac
from tho edge of the room.?Wast
ington Star.
Ah A niirwuit i-il Attention.
Limmer's famous restaurant use
to have the character of being a rer
: dezvous of vivcurs; in fact, it wa
averred that so many of its habitue
suffered from delirium tremens tlu
when some one, who was not of tin
ucrsuasion, was dining there and
mouse came on the table and bega
. to nibble a piece of bread a symp:
thetic waiter observed to him:
"Don't be afraid, sir, it's a re;
; mouse."?Graphic,
Consolidation Witii Allegheny 0|
held by Supreme Court.
United Cities Will Have an Area <
38 Square Miles and a Popa
lation of 350,000.
Washington, D. C.?The suit ari
ing out of the effort to consolidal
the cities of Pittsburg and Alleghen
was decided by the Supreme Court c
the United States in favor of the coi
solidation. the opinion of the com
being delivered by Justice Mood:
He went at length into the objectior
to the consolidation, and showed th:
the constitutional questions raisa
would not justify a Federal court i
Justice Moody laid down the basi
proposition that "municipal corpor:
tions are political subdivisions of th
State, created as convenient agenci*
for exercising such of the goverr
mental powers of the State as ma
be intrusted to them,"and proceeded
"The State at its pleasure ma
modify or withdraw all such poweri
may take without compensation auc
property, hold it itself, or vest it i
other agencies, expand or contra<
the territorial area, unite ths who!
or a part of it with another raunic
pality, repeal the charter and destro
the corporation. All this may t
done, conditionally or unconditioi
ally, with or without the consent (
the citizens, or even against tliei
proji?sc. in an mese respects iu
State is supreme, and its legislate
body, conforming its action to th
State Constitution, may do as it wil
unrestrained by any provision of th
Constitution of the United State
Although the inhabitants and prope:
ty owners may by such changes su
fer inconvenience, and their propert
. may be lessened in value by the bu
den of increased taxation, or for an
other reason, they have no right, t
' contract or otherwise, iu the una
. tered or continued existence of tt
j corporation or its powers, and thei
> is nothing in the Federal Cou3titi
, tion which protects them from the*
injurious consequences. The pow<
is in the State, ana those who leg!
late for the State are alone re3pons
ble for any unjust or oppressive exe
I cise of it."
Pittsburg Enthusiastic.
E Pittsburg.?The action of the Un
ted States Supreme Court in decla
i ing the greater Pittsburg bill const
titional was received with enthi
[ siasm here. The consolidation giv<
the city an area of thirty-eight squa:
miles, and an estimated populatic
" of 550,000. It will outrank Clev
land and Baltimore, giving Boston
close race for fifth place in size, ai
, Will have the largest tonnage of ai
r i city in the world. The officials i
Allegheny will at once become dep
ties of those in Pittsburg until tl
next general election, which will 1
held in 1909.
} Omaha Street Railway Co. Distribut
$30,000 Among Employes.
, Omaha, Neb.?The Omaha Stre
Railroad Company fairly flood!
, Omaha with nickels by meeting i
' monthly payroll with 600,000 fiv
|cent pieces, $30,000 in all. Ev
since the money stringency the Stre
(Railway has promised its employ
(actual cash on pay day, and to th
end has been holding the daily r
ceipts of nickels.
When the men lined up for the
pay, it was handed to them in ne
little packages of twenty nickels eac
By paying out the nickels the stre
I car company has made change pleni
i ful around town. Most of the nicke
[ went right back into circulate
; through the shops during the afte
noon and evening.
He Was Father of 21 Children ai
Possessor of $40,000,000.
Rome, Italy. ? Prince Robe
Charles Louis Marie de Bourbon, I
fant of Spain and Duke of Parm
died from hearc failure near Regg;
He was born in 1S4S. He was d
prived of his succession to the thro
of the Duchy of Parma in 1S60,
the age of twelve years, when t
v duchy was incorporated with t
I kingdom of Italy.
The Prince twice married, fii
! Mavin Pin Prinr.pss of Bourbon-Si
ly, and second Maria Antonia, Infa
ita of Portugal. He was the father
,twenty-one children and leaves a f(
tune estimated at $40,000,000. T
last child, a son, was born June ]
Howard Gould Publishes an Adv<
tisenient to That E/Tecf.
New York City.?Howard Gou
whose wife, Katherine Clemrno
Gould, is suing him for a senaratii
allegiug cruelty and inhuman tre;
meat, has served notice through t
newspapers that he will not bo )
sponsible for Mrs. Gould's debts, i
advertisement reads:
"All persons are hereby notifi
that Mrs. Gould and myself are livi
separate and apart; that Mrs. Gnu
is furnished by me with funds si
I ficieut for necessary aud leasonal
requirements, and that I wiil nci
responsible for any purchases ma
or debts contracted by Mrs. Hoiva
Gould or any person acting for her.
Victims of Chinese Troops in F<
e mosa, Who Revolted.
a London.?In a dispatch from To?
e the correspondent of the Times ha
- that the revolt of a company of Ci
- liese troops in Formosa i '.lilted
y the. murder of sixty-three Japane
? policemen and civilians.
^ The incident has caused uaeasinc
In Tokio, the corresponden; decian
0 as the loyalty of the Chinese merce
k aries had hitherto been unquesdons
To Curb Stock Speculation,
rnneressma.i Hecburn, chairm
of the House Committee ou Intersts
(j and Foreign Commerce, in an int<
lm "iew at Clarinda, Iowa, predicted t>i
~ action looking to tho curbing oi sto
speculation would be taken at t
58 coming session,
^ Estimates For Fortification.
a General Alexander Mackenzie, ch
n of engineers o? the army, gave out
Washington, D. C., estimates of z
propriation9 aggregating $23,46
U 911 for fortification VQrk during t
fiscal year 1909
???i^?mrr i mm?a?m?g
G A "BEHL" D. *. B. PBiD M74"
3- Mrs. Ann Eliza Wilbur Prlntiss
Expires at Pittsfieid, Mass.
i Daughter of Joseph Wilbur, Who
| Served Five Different Enlistments
in Army of the Revolution.
s" Pitfsfleld, Mass.?Berkshire Coun-e
ty's only real Daughter of the Amer- I
iy lean Revolution, Mrs. Ann Eliza Wil- t
bur PrinC'iss, died at her home in this
city a few daya ago. Her father,
Joseph Wilbur, was born at Ancram,
? N. Y., on December 23, 1751, and was
13 eighty-two years old when she was
born, on July 2, 1833. He had a record
of fire enlistments In the Revolun
tionary War, and saw service in fortyone
engagements and skirmishes. He
'c was an orderly under General Washl"
ington, and was a color sergeant at
0 the Battle of Saratoga.
!S Mrs. PrlntisB had a memorandum
1_ of her father's enlistments, showing
7 that he served two months in 1776
under Colonel Asa Waterman, two
y months In 1777 under Captain John
Smith, one month that year under
" Captain Vor.burg, three months under ?
? Colonel H. W. Livingston and Cap- g
* tain Elisha Gilbert, and fifteen days (
in 1778 under Colonel Whiting. Mr.
l" Wilbur lived to be ninety-one. Mrs.
y Printiss was one of six children by
ie his second marriage.
Her grandfather, George KIttridge, '
. while serving in the Colonial wars, ! I
ll" was captured by Indians and held a . *
prisoner fourteen years. He was car- e
'? ried into Canada and became a medl- ;
cine man of the tribe. An Indian girl ( ?
' helped him to escape. \ (
? George Printiss, a brother of Mrs. j <
' Printiss, while in the navy aiea at <
/ sea. Another brother, Eleazer Prin- J (
' tiss, who 7/as in the Twenty-seventh t
Massachusetts Regiment, died of st3r- I 1
' vation in Andersonville prison.
(y Mrs. Printiss was a charter mem- f
j. ber of Peace Party Chapter, ^augh- j r
ters of the Americah Revolution, of t
Pittsfieid. She was also a member j
? of William W. Rockwell Relief Corps. !
3Q Fifty-four years ago Mrs. Printiss ! ^
;r was married to Horace Printiss, who
5. died in 1900. She leaves three ,
j. daughters?Mrs. B. R. Powell, Mrs.
r. Ernest E. Cleveland and Miss Grace
A. Printiss, all of Pittsfieid.
? Governor-General Quieted Earth- 1
;i- quake Panic in Manila Theatre. (
a" Manila.?Four sharp earthquake !
63 shocks were felt In Manila and sur- j
ra rounding provinces on the night of ' ,
,n November 16 and the morning of No- 1 ,
e* vember 17. There was no damage, j ,
The first shock was felt at 11.25 in ;
^ the evening, while Governor-General!
M Smith and party were attending a per- j
formacce of the "Mikado." A panic ; ,
In the theatre was averted by the .
presence of mind of the Governor- j '
General, who rose in his box and com-;
manded the people, who had already . 1
arisen, to sit down. The orchestra j
stopped playing, but the actors con-1
tinued, being undisturbed, and the 1
es audience quickly calmed down.
"tj Lacey, at Webb City, Mo., Say3 He ,
e- Intended to Shoot Another Man. j
et Webb City, Mo.?"I killed the,
e' wrong man," Henry Lacey, a foreman I
es of the American Beauty Mine, told
lis the Coroner's jury which held him
e" for the murder of W. W. Parker, a
young miner, who boarded with M73.
Lacey. "I thought that I was shoots''
ing at another man, and I intended j
to kill both him and my wife."
e* Parker was killed at Lacey's homati*
the night before. After dusk Lacey*
who is suffering from tuberculosis,
5n passed a miner smoking at his gate.
ir* "I'm going into the house and raise
a little smoke," he said. Then he j
opened the front door and fired, and
Parker fell dead.
Husband, Distrusting Hanks, Had
Hid Savings in Shoes.
ia, Springfield, Ohio.?John Riggs, a j
io, brick mason, being afraid that somele
thing might happen to one of the
ne locai banks, drew out his savings, ;
al amounting to $260. When he wer. I
ho hnms hft decided to hide the money in
he one of his children's shoes in an old (
'st Mr. Riggs said nothing to his wife
ci- about hiding the savings. Next day
i- she cleaned out the closet and put the ,
oi shoes with some other things in the
>i*- stove and burned them. When Riggs J
he came home and was told by his wife
7, J that she had been cleaning house and i
bad burned the stuff in the closet he
almost iainted.
j James D. Carrier, of Asheville, Killed
on Grounds of Catawba ^iub. j
Id I
jjj Asheville, N. C.?James D. Carrier 1
. - ...^11 Unnn-n cnnpkmfJTI H T1 f 1 Clllb
)T^ ti VVC1I AllUnil Oliunwm.?
member of Asheville, was accidentally
\i$ killed while hunting at Newton, N. |
re". C., on the big private preserves of the
?js Catawba Club, owned by New York, j
Philadelphia and Asheville sportssod
n? Mr. Carrier wan missed from the
clubhouse and when at a late hour (
j-. he did not return a search was inji'-j
stituted for him. His body was not
j!y found until next day. He had been j
! shot through the head. He had been !
pj j hunting alone. The Coroner's ver- ;
.. | diet was that Mr. Carrier's death rej
suited from "accidental shooting."
Concession For Three Jfears at Slag- j
(lalena Bay is Granted.
Mexico City.?Mexico will permit 1
" the United States Navy to use Mc.gda- j
' lena Bay, Lower California, for a j
coaling station for three years. This*
is thought to be the tirst fruit of tbe
voppnf visit of Secretary Root to M$x- !
" ' ico. The United States will be yer- '
;H" mitted to maintain tv;o. coaling uiips i
' ' In the hay.
" Sifting".
iv'. Japan now has a sugar trust.
tat Nelson Morris left $20.COO,000. !
Hall Caine is a successful farmer, i
a A physical director in Cleveland [
says cigarettes are harmless.
Sugar lands are a. drug in the Phil* j
ippines owing to the United States j
l0t tariff.
The Nashville (Tenn.) City CounlP"
eil, by a vote of 23 to 0, passed an ordinance
over the veto of Mayor MorU?
fis inoreasing the piiy of the city la- ;
borers trom 51.75 to 12 a day.
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Brief News
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President Roosevelt was the chief
speaker at the installation of the llev.
W. P. Thirkield as president of Howard
The board of trustees of the Catholic?
University voted adhesion to the
dope's recent encyclical against "modjralsm."
More Federal aid in fighting the
jlagHe* was asked by the San Fran:isco
municipal authorities.
Delegates to the conference apilauded
Secretary Root, who spoke
n favor of a plan to enforce peace in
Central America.
The American Federation of Labor
vas asked to* lay before President
itoosevelt request of Porto Ricans
or citizenship,, an eight-hour day and
>ther reforms.
It was announced that Secretary,
["aft fn his annual report to Congress
vould recommend- $5v525,920 for the
:oast artillery service.
James A. Cobb, a negro, has been
ippointed special' Assistant United
Jtates Attorney for. the District cff
Cubans approve the- Government's
)lan to lend $5,000,0W to the banks,,
i misunderstanding, regarding interrst
charges having been removed.
Objection may be offered in the
5enate of the United' States to the
:onfirmation of the appointment of
Jovernor Post to Porto Rico.
The Hawaiian Realty Maturity,
Company, an alleged "get-rfch-qulck"
:oncern, has been declared Insolvent.
The liabilities are placed'at $100,000.
"Arrangements are said' to have
)een made for getting brief weather
eports from Hawaii and. Guam by;
:able at San Francisco.
At Manila Secretary Taffi? carriage
yas dragged through the streets by
snthusiastic crowds of students.
Clara Barrow, an eighteen-year-old
legress, was arrested on the- charge
)f having murdered Mrs. Bessie Car:er
in New Orleans.
Blowing open the safe in tlie postjffice
at Seneca, S. C., robbers secured
J800 in stamps and $200 in currency.
William Jennings Bryan said ha
would accept the Democratic Presiiential
nomination nest year,.but not
seek for or ask it.
Henry Watterson said he had tj^d
to persuade W. J. Bryan not to be a
candidate, but^that if Roosevelt were
renominated Bryan couia carry i\ew
England on the third-term issue.
The Louisville street car strike has
suspended suburban service.
Governor Hughes at Albany appointed
November 28 aa a day of general
It was announced at Boston that
at the next meeting of the trustees of
the Peabody fund a grant of $1,000,*
000 would be made for the establishment
of a teachers' college at. Nashville.
Booker T. Washington, Jr., son ol
Booker T. Washington, is now a ctu?
dent of Pisk University, Nashville.
Henry C. Wilder, aged ninety-five
years, and Esther Crawford, ninety
years old, were married at Lowelli
Mass. They had known each othei
only two weekss
Ex-Senator Spooner argued' E. H.
Harriman's case in his fight against
the Government's suit to compel him
to answer certai questions in thfi
Interstate Commerce Commission's
Thomas Ford, the last full-blooded
Mohican Indian, has become an inmate
of the Plannville town farm
near Weterbury, Conn.
Mrs. Caroline A. Phillips, of Cleveland,
accused of killing her husband,
was discharged.
Former Justice morgan j. u ducu
thinks there are enough conservative
voters to elect President a man of the
Cleveland type by beating both Bryan
and Roosevelt.
The Tax Association of North
America adjourned at Columbus,
Ohio, after electing Allen R. Ripley
Stuyvesant Fish referred to E. H<
Harriman and his faction in the II'
linois Central as "the looters of the
Chicago and Alton."
Leo Stevens, in a balloon, took
moving pictures in a flight of 175
miles over mountains in Vermont and
New Hampshire.
Rear-Admiral Siegel, the German
naval attache at Paris, has been recalled.
United States Ambassador White
left Paris for England, on. a threeweeks'
shooting trip.
Prince Francis Joseph Arnolpke,
fourth sou of Leopold, Prince Regent
of Bavaria, died at Venice.
John William _Reid? of St. Louis,
was arrested in .pans on me cuurgo
of swindling in London.
Oxford conferred the degree of
Doctor of Laws on Emperor William.
It was presented by Lord Curzon.
The shortage of eoal at Cape Breton
is so acute that 26,000 tons have
been engaged for import from Amer*
At a meeting: in London of the gov- '
ernors of the Peabody fund, at which
Ambassador Reld presided, contracts
were awarded for sixty-four cottages
on the Hern& Hill estate.
Spain's navy reform commission
recommended the expenditure of almost
$40,000,000 for additions to
the navy.
Russian officials report a Japanese
raid on the seal rookeries on Copper.
Island, the invaders using three-inch
guns, driving off the guards and taking
away several thousand skins.
Tho Kaiser's visit to England is aa
indication of his desire for peace.
David Jayne Hill as the American
Ambassador to Germany, to succeed
Charlemagne Tower, was indorsed by
iho Kaiser.
An attempt was made to stop the
train which was carrying the Russian
Emperor from Pcterhof to TsarskoeSelo;
railway guards exchanged shots
with the outlaws.
ine city auuiorities 1x1 ot. x-eiejoburg
decided to deduct fines aggregating
$425,000 for the non-com pleUod
of the electric street railroads.
An unusual friendly demonstration
was made in London when Emperor
William passed through the streets
^ *o his way to the Guildhall.
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