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UNCLE SAMSW EALTH
LATEST REPORTS SHOW IT TO
BE 107 BILLION DOLLARS.
Increase ■ From 1900 to 1904 Unparal
leled in Our History—Taxation Has
Not Kept Pace—Has Increased
Since 1850, but not in Proportion
to the Amount of Property.
The following report of the wealth
of the United States has just been
The total estimate of the national
wealth in 1904 was $107,104,192,410, ac
cording to a special report issued by
the census bureau on wealth, debt and
taxation, which represents an increase
in the four year period from 1900 to
1904 of $1S,588,885,635. This advance
in national wealth has no parallel in
the history of the United States ex
cept the decade from 1S50 to 1860. In
1850, when the first estimates of the
national wealth were made, the fig
ures were only $7,135,780,228. The
most potent cause for the increase in
the nation's wealth from 1900 to 1904,
it is stated, was the reaction from the
low prices of the period of depression
from 1893 to 1896. The annual in
crease of wealth per family from 1890
to 1904 was $182.
Debt of This Nation.
The total public indebtedness of
continental United States in 1902
was $2,789,990,120; and the total per
capita indebtedness, $35.50. The total
indeuiedness for the national govern
ment for the same year was $925,011,
637, and the per capita indebtedness
was $11.27. The indebtedness of the
United States is its gross indebtedness
less cash in the treasury. The total
indebtedness of continental United
States in 1890 was $1,7S9,112,842, that
of the national government was $851,
912,752, and the per capita was $31.76
and $13.60, respectively. In 1902 the
annual interest charge on the public
debt of the continental United States
is shown to have been approximately
$115,206,558, or an annual payment of
$1.46 for each individual.
Debt of Other Nations.
In Great Britian the per cavital in
debtedness of all classes, national and
local, was 3.8 3.93 times of the United
States; France 4.86, and in Italy 2.25.
The assessed valuation of property
subject to advalorem taxation has in
creased from 1850 to the present time,
but it has not kept pace with the in
crease in the actual national wealth.
The total assessed valuation of prop
erty in 1902 was $35,338,316,833, while
in 1890 it was only $25,473,173,418. The
estimated true value of all property in
1902 was $97,810,749,590, against $65,
037,091,085. The total levies of ad
valorem taxes was, in 1902, $724,736,
539, and the tax rate per $100 of esti
mated true value, *u.74.
The net indebtedness of the country
•was slightly less at the close than at
the beginning of the year. In the case
of the national government, states and
territories and counties, the receipts
exceeded the payments, and at the
close of the year these governments
had smaller net indebtedness than at
the beginning. In the case of minor
civil divisions and especially the large
cities, the situation was reversed and
the payments for expenditures ex
ceeded the revenue receipts, causing
an increase in net indebtedness.
FARMING TRUST REVOLT.
Northern Moldavia Is Scene of Many
Vienna. Austria—The seriousness
of the situation in northern Moldavia
growing out of the agraian disorders
has not, according to the latest tele
gtaphic reports reaching here from
Czernowitz, on the border, been ex
It is estimated that 400 farms in
Moldavia have been devastated, 8000
fugitives have fled over the Rouman
ian frontier into Austria, and a total
of 10,000 Jews are homeless.
The number of dead and wounded
cannot be given accurately, but the
reports of today give a total of about
85 men killed and about 150 wounded.
The outbreak seems today to have
been partially suppressed. The Rou
manian government is still sending
troops into the affected district. Prac
tically the entire province of Molda
via has been involved.
The movement is more really agra
arian than anti-Semitic. The peasants
are in revolt against the great farm
ing trust, which has leased half the
cultivatable lands in Moldavia. The
absentee landlords, who control the
trust, are Jews, and this fact brings
the ire of the peasants down upon
any and all Jews they meet, and to
this antipathy is added strong racîal
feeiing arising from other causes.
WILL TOUR THE ENTIRE STATE
Governor Mead and the Board of
Governor Mead and the three mem
bers of the state board of control will
visit the state institutions early next
month on the dates following: Walla
Walla penitentiary, April 5, 7; State
college in Pullman, April 8 and 9;
eastern Washington hospital at Medi
cal Lake, April 10 and 11; normal
school at Cheney, April 12; state fair
at Yakima, April 13 and 14; normal
at Ellensburg, April 15; university in
Seattle, April 19; normal in Belling
ham, April 20 and 21; Everett, April
22 and 23, in connection with the selec
tion of a site for the new state refor
matory, and the soldiers' home site
selection April 24 to 27.
Within the past five days the E. K.
Wood Lumber company of San Fran
cisco and Bellingham, through F. J.
Wood, has purchased 12 square miles
of timber lands in Whatcom and
Skagit counties, paying therefor $520,
000. March 16 Mr. Wood paid $250,
000 for a tract of timber two miles
southeast of Bellingham.
A woman the police officials believe
is the notorious Nell Pickerell, who is
well known to many police officers
in the northwest, has made her first
appearance in Ritzville and was there
but a short time when she was placed
under arrest on the charge of stealing
a traveling man's grip. As usual, she
was clothed in the attire of a man.
The fact that some students of the
University of Idaho are registering,
and will offer to vote at the coming
city election, is causing much discus
sion in Moscow.
B. Alonzo and A. Garran, while
thawing out powder, lost their lives
Saturday night by the explosion of
200 pounds of dynamite at Goldsmith
& McDonald's camp, seven miles below
Huntington on the Northwest road
being constructed by the Oregon Short
Line. All that was found of Alonzo
was his heart and teeth. Garran was
blown in two and only a portion of
his remains have been found.
The game warden of Walla Walla
county has made application for 20,
000 trout to plant in the streams of
The Washington Water Power com
pany will lay between 300,000 and
400,000 feet of underground ducts for
its light and power wires the coming
It is announced that the Perkins
papers, which have for years had the
Tacoma field without competition, are
now to have it disputed by a morning
paper which is to be established in the
near future by the Piper brothers.
A letter has been received from An
drew Carnegie by the mayor of The
Dalles offering to donate $10,000 to the
city for a library building, provided
the municipality would appropriate
$1000 annually for maintenance.
At a recent meeting of the Inland
Grain Growers' association represen
tative farmers of Umatilla county de
cided not to join with the farmers of
eastern Washington in the matter ol
forming a combine to buy grain bags.
Newgate Prison No More.
London—The romance as well as the
misery and shame of old Newgate pri
son, England's most famous jail, has
just been revived by .ue dedication
of a magnificent modern prison and
court building to replace the vile,
ancient buildings which had become
the pest spot of England.
Has New Plan.
It is understood that the interstate
commerce commission has finally hit
upon a plan for the solution of the
perplexing problem to relieve the pres
ent crisis in the railroad situation by
bringing about a practical cooperation
between the railroads and the federal
Dying Wife Shoots Husband.
Cleveland—Informed by two special
ists that she had only three days to
live and fearing to die and leave her
husband, Mrs. Charles Avery shot and
fatally wounded her husband at their
home. She is still hysterical and rav
ing over the fear of dying and leaving
Italian Outlaw Is Captured.
Nelson, B. C.—After a desperate bat
tle, Mannarino or Fornette, as he was
first called, the Italian who shot his
uncle at Kuskanook recently and then
held his shack against a force of po
lice and specials, his ammunition hav
ing given out, has been captured.
Kingston Shaken Up Again.
Kingston—Severe earthquakes were
felt here Saturday. People were panic
stricken, but nobody was hurt. A num
ber of walls damaged in the big shock
tell down. Speaker Cannon and other
American tourists sailed shortly be
fore the shock.
Miss Johnson Married.
Cleveland, Ohio—Miss Elizabeth
Fiournoy Johnson, daughter of Mayor
and Mrs. Tom L. Johnson, was Satur
day united in marriage to Signor
Frederico Mariana of Milan, Italy. On
ly the immediate relatives of the
bride were present. ,
Wholesale Produce Prices.
Vegetables—Cabbage, $2 cwt; cran
berries $10 bbl; potatoes, $firstname.lastname@example.org
cwt; turnips, $1.25 cwt; onions, $2
cwt; carrots, 75c@$l cwt; celery,
S5@$l doz; hothouse lettuce, 35c;
rutabagas, $1.50 cwt; parsnips, $1.35
cwt; sweet potatoes, $3.75 cwt.
Apples—Cooking, $email@example.com box; Jon
athan, $1.50; Rome Beauties, $1.50;
Baldwins, $firstname.lastname@example.org per box; pears,
$email@example.com per box.
Nuts—English walnuts, 17@17%c lb
almonds, 22c lb; pecans, 25c lb; chest
nuts, 20c lb; black walnuts, 10c lb;
hickory nuts, 12%c lb; soft shell hick
ory nuts, 15c lb.
Oranges—$3 @3.50 box; lemons,
fancy, $4.75@5 case; dried figs, 80@
90c to lb box; figs in bulk, 7c lb;
black figs, 10 lb package, 90c; Fard
dates, 9@10c lb; golden dates, 8@9c
lb; bananas, $firstname.lastname@example.org bunch; raisins
fancy, 12@13c; raisins, bulk, 10c lb;
currants, 12%c lb.
Honey—In comb, $3.50; strained
honey, 9%c lb.
Sugar—$5.55 per 100 lbs; beet, $5.35
Coffee—Common package goods,
$17.40 per 100 lbs.
Seed—Alfalfa, $15.50 cwt; red
clover, $15; Kentucky bluegrass
$16.50@18 cwt; timothy, $5.50@6 cwt;
white clover, $16.50® 18 cwL
HAS NEW EX P LOSIVE
MAXIM TELLS OF HIS NEW IN
VENTION OE WARFARE.
Fuse as Agent of Death—Spells Ruin
for Armored Ships—Shells Need
Not Explode at First Contact—Tells
of Defenseless America on Both
Pacific and Atlantic Coasts.
Hudson Maxim, inventor of high ex
plosives, made a speech at a dinner
tendered Sir Percy Sanderson, retir
ing British consul by the Canadian
club of New York, the occasion of the
first announcement concerning a ne/.'
safety detonating fuse which he has
invented after 10 years of experiment
ing, and which he declares has been
the aim of inventors for years. "By
it," he said, "it is possible to send
an armor piercing shell through ar
mor and cause it to explode at exact
ly the distance oehind the armor des
ignated by the gunner. It will not
matter whether the armor is one inch
or 12 inches in thickness."
By the new safety detonating fuse,
Mr. Maxim said, he could tell the
diners about a new smokeless pow
der, stabilité, which he had just be
gun to manufacture, but which is still
in the process of experimentation.
This new weapon of warfare would
wipe out, he was convinced, many ele
ments of the danger attaching to the
use of smokeless powder.
The speaker prefaced his talk about
high explosives with a talk on the At
lantic and Pacific coasts of the Unit
"The tremendous expense of modern
warfare," he said, "makes the unpre
pared nauon the only inviting bait.
Poor old China is a good sample of
what may happen to a nation unpre
pared to maintain its own peace by
being prepared for war. We are rela
tively as defenseless as China. Sup
pose some other nation should at
tempt to force our hand and call our
bluff. Thanks to England, she does
not call the bluff.
"Now, as a matter of fact, on our
(Pacific coast we are absolutely de
fenseless. Ti e Japanese have 750,000
trained veterans "and we have St'-VOO
veterans—who spend their lives in
shoveling and in waiting on the of
It is true that we have got behind
up the great American genius, but
while that is getting to work the
Japanese might capture the Pacific
slope, land a quarter of a million
troops and occupy California, And' Cal
ifornia is rich enough in her own righ
to support the whole Japanese nation.
"In experiments at Indianhead re
cently a new detonating fuse just com
pleted was used in shells shot through
five, six and eight-inch Krupp process
aimor and exploded the shell behind
the armor at a distance that would
be most effective.
"It will not matter whether the
plate is one inch or 12 inches in thick
ness. I have been working on the
fuse for 10 years. It is possible to so
adjust the fuse that it will be tltterly
impossible for the shell to explode un
til after it has been fired from the
gun. This is highly important in the
use of high explosives.
"The new powder is not affected by
the impurities. It will not decompose
like the ordinary powder. It can be
made and used in the same day. 1
think it will save from $300,000 to
$350,000 in interest money to the gov
POISONS OVER THOUSAND MEN
Piomaine in Meat Hash Has Whole
Leavenworth, Kan.—More than 100f
veterans at the National Soldiers
home here are suffering from ptomaine
poisoning, the result of eating hash
One death has occurred and there are
several hundred in a critical condition
Harriman Answers Cullom.
.. H. Harriman, answering Sena
tor Cullom's opinion that lie ought to
be in prison, declared that he would
prefer the penitentiary to the poor
house if forced to a choice because
of the management of his great rail
road interests. Harriman commented
in bitter fashion on Senator Cullom's
plan to regulate Harriman's Chicago
& Alton road. He said:
"Eight years ago we found a great
road in Cullom's great state in a mor
ibund condition. We bought it, infused
our millions and the life of a dynamic
system into it. Our reward for builu
ing up the line has been the condemna
tion of men like Senator Cullom. If we
had remained, as he thinks we should
Lave done, inert and indifferent, our
slock would have shrunk 30 per cent.
On the contrary, we extended the road
perfected its ramifications and sup
plied the state with another stimule
foi its activity. I think Cullom in
tends to send me to the poorhouse, if
he is quoted correctly, but I prefer
the prison to the pauper's home. How
ever, there is not any likelihood of
my going to either place.
Bridegroom Without a Penny.
Springfield, Mo.— S. T. Ross
wealthy stockman of Shawnee, Okla.
was slugged and robbed of $6100, a
fine watch and a diamond ring by
unknown parties in this city. The vie
tim of the robbery arrived in this city
i ecently and had taken out a license
to wed Miss Martha Sheppard of this
The robbery leaves him with- j
out a dollar, but it is understood that.
the marriage will take place as ar- j
NO RED HAT FOR AMERICA.
Although Six New Cardinals Are to Be
Rome—The pope has decided to hold
a consistory April 15 and create six
cardinals, namely, Mgr. Cavallaria, the
patriarch of Venice; Mgr. Rinaldini,
tne papal nuncio to Spain; Mgr. Lor
enzelli, the ex-papal nucio at Paris;
Mgr. Lualdi, archbishop of Paleimo;
Mgr. Mercer, archbishop of Malines,
and Mgr. Maffi, archbishop of Pisa.
Without voicing the opinion of any
American prelate it can be said that
the list of new cardinals is a disap
pointment, as the United States con
siders itself entitled to larger repre
sentation in the sacred college than
it now has, namely one cardinal.
It is announced by mining men that
Rev. Father Bauseman of Burke, Ida
ho, who holds nearly a controlling
interest in the Snow Storm mine, has
the entire Hercules property for sale
on a $6,000,000 basis.
Since March 1 six Coeur d'Alene
mining companies have paid $951,000
in dividends. This immense amount
of money was distributed as follows:
Federal Mining & Smelting company,
$510,000; Hecla Mining company,
$100,000; Hercules mine, $96,000;
Bunker Hill & Sullivan Mining com
pany, $180,000; Snowstorm Mining
company, $45,000; Success Mining
company, $20,000. This brings the
total dividends paid since aJnuary 7.
1907, by Coeur d'Alene mines to $1,
It is reported that the Kendall Min
ing company, which owns the famous
Kendall mine near Lewistown, Mont.,
has paid its regular monthly dividend
of $15,000, or 3 cents a share. The
Kendall is capitalized for $2,500,000,
with 500,000 shares of a par value of
$1 a share.
Phoenix, B. C.—Now that develop
ment has reached an advanced stage
at the Granby Consolidated Gold Drop
group of mines in this camp, and the
ore tonnage blocked out can be fig
ured into seven figures, the plans of
Local Manager Hodges for the instal
lation of another large ore crusher
ire about to be carried into effect, aft
er which the Gold Drop ore will not
be shipped to the smelter as it comes
from the mine, as at present.
L. Gleason, an old time miner, died
ecently at Wallace from complica
tions arising from an accident sus
tained in a eavein.
Rossland, B. C.—The Le Roi Mining
company has taken a long time op
tion on the properties of the Spitzee
Mines, Limited. The properties c \
sist of the Spitzee, Fool Hen, Darby
and Nelson No. 2. There is an area of
110 acres in the claims.
"The Monitor mine is in an excel
lent condition," said Otis Hill .presi
dent of the company, who has just
returned from a trip of inspection to
the property, which is located in the
Coeur d'Alene district. Shipments art
being made regularly every four ot
That the Hidden Treasure Gold Min
ing and Milling company has closed
a contract for a $30,000 amalgamat
ing and concentrating plant, is a cur
Brussels.—After consulting with the
delegates of the American financiers
who are interested in the enterprise,
the International Forestry company
in which Messrs. Guggenheim ant
Ryan of New York are largely interest
ed, has decided to send out a minera
prospecting expedition to the Congo,
where it is anticipated that great golt
fields will be discovered. R. Dorsey
Mohun, the well known explorer, has
been appointed to lead the expedition.
It will be composed of Americans an
Belgians and will leave for Africa
about May 15.
C. Horton Hart, a mineralogist win
has made his headquarters in Spo
kane for some time, has gone to Rhy
olite, Nev., where he goes in the in
terest of Spokane capitalists. Mr.
Hart has been in that and other por
tions of Nevada before and is well ac
quainted with the country.
About 40 of the striking smeltermen
have returned to their old postions at
the Tacoma smelter and about a'
many more have expressed their Vill
ingness to go back at the same wages
as paid before the strike. The plant
will be reopened at once.
WORST PANIC IN MANY YEARS
Berlin Bourse Shaken by New York
Berlin—The cable reports from New
York Saturday caused one of the most
panicky sessions that one Berlin
house has seen for five years. New
York's heavy fall in Canadian Pacific,
which was held in large amounts in
Germany, was chiefly responsible for
the reaction here, these shares being
the most sensative spot in the foreign
list. Their loss of 11 points is regard
ed as sensational.
M. Pobendonosteff Is Dead.
St. Petersburg—Pobedonosteff, ex
procurator general of the holy synod
M. Pobedonosteff has been in failing
health for two months, from a comfSi
cation of ailments and extreme age,
but his death was due immediately to
inflamation of the lungs.
As procurator general of the holy
synod and instructor of many of the
grand dukes of Russia Pobedonosteff
was the uncompromising foe of liberty
lor the peasants of Russia.
Mellen Cuts Down Expenses.
New Haven, Conn.—President Mel
len of the New York, New Haven &
Hartford Railroad company has au
thorized the statement that projected
j improvements to the amount of $10,
000,000 upon that system have been
j curtailed and probably other improve
I ments will be rescinded.
EIGHT BURIED ALIVE
HUGE SNOWSLIDE AT BRITAN
NIA MINE, HOWE SOUND.
Forty Miles North of Vancouver, B.
C.—Four Persons Were Taken Cut
Dead, Four Britishers and One Jap,
and Four Were Rescued—Fellow
Workmen Quick to the Rescue.
Bellingham, Wash., March
Eight miners were buried alive in an
avalanche of snow at the Britannia
mine on Howe sound, 40 miles north .
of Vancouver. Four were taken oilt j
dead and four were rescued. Two
Japanese were in the group. One was
The surnames of the dead Britishers !
are McBride, Wilson and McPherson. j
fhe men had been working in the
logging camp owned by the copper |
company, securing material to timber
the mine. About 9 o'clock a storm
broke over the mountain and the work
men started down the incline to the
mine. They had not proceeded far
when a lingo mass of snow swept the
ride of the hill, burying the men in its
Fellow workmen rushed instantly to
Hie scene and began digging out their
comrades. The first man taken out
was alive, but unconscious. The res
cuer party next caught sight of a pair
of feet spread apart and sticking up
through the snow. They worked as
rapidly as possible, but for some time
it was not known how many men had
been covered by the slide. Several
hours had elapsed before the last body
was recovered. The rescued Japanese,
who was the last of the live men to
be brought out, had lain for almost an
hour under 30 feet of snow.
None of the rescued men. it is be
lieved, will die as the result of the
acc ident. The bodies of tlie dead were
immediately shipped by the steamer
Britannia to Vancouver, where they
will be prepared for burial.
KILLS FOUR STUDENTS.
Train Collision Within Los Angeles
Los Angeles, Cal., March 26.— In a
head-on collision between two Santa
Fe trains within the city limits at
least four persons were killed and a
score were injured, several of them
A Santa Fe special, carrying scores
of students returning from an inter
collegiate field meet at Claremont, met
the Santa Fe Overland limited while !
bet li trains were moving at a rapid
The authenticated list of dead in
cludes the following:
C. G. Franklin, student at the Uni
versity of Southern California.
A. H. Edwards, J. C. Gall. Fred Hodg
son, all three students of Occidental
Responsibility for the collision will
not bo officially determined until aft
er the coroner's inquest. In all state
ments made to newspaper reporters
the railroad officials indicate that the
accident was clue to disobedience of
orders on the part of tlie engineer of
the Santa Fe Overland.
QUARTER BILLION TRADE.
Exports of Meat, Dairy Products and
The total exportations of meat,
dairy products and food animals in the
United States last year aggregated
over $250,000,000 in value, according
to a statement issued by the bureau '
if statistics of the department of com
Pierce and labor. This represents an
increase of $76,000,000, or 45 per cent,
during the decade from 1896 to 1906.
More than 60 per cent of last year's
exports went to < lie United Kingdom.
Of (he $250,000,000 worth of meats,
dairy products and food animals pass
ing out of the United States last year,
$50,000,000 was in live animals; $59,
000,000 worth in lard; $36,000,000 in
bacon; $25,000,000 woiiii in fresh beef;
$21,000,000 in hams; $18,000,000 in
oleomargarine; $14,000,000 in pork,
other than bacon and hams; $4,500,000
n butter and $2,500,000 in chese.
NICARAGUANS WIN CHOLUTECA.
Bonilla of Honduras Flees b> Boat and
Managua, Nicaragua, March 6.—San
tos Ramirez, director general of tele
graphs and telephones, has made the
following statement to the Associated
"The Nicaraguan forces have cap
tured Choluteea, Honduras, which was
held by the Honduran and Salvado
rean troops, and President Bonilla has
fled by boat. A steamer will pursue
the fugitive president. I believe the I
war is ended."
The government is without further
advices concerning the capture of j
C'holuteca, but details are expected
shortly. It was here, some years ago,
that ex-President Vasquez was de
feated by allied revolutionists and
KINK OF BANDITS.
His Career One cf Mingled Melodrama
Antonio Bellacosia. a bandit who
was the pride of Corsica, has just died
iii his bed at the age of 81 of influ
enza. This has been his third time of
dying. Twice before he revived, but
row he is said to be really and truly
dead. Soree, on the other hand, affect
to believe that he died in reality many
years ago and that he was successfully
impersonated by various Corsicans
with an eye to business.
TOWNS BUILT UP IN A DAY.
Plv* Hundred Homeii Erected Be
tween Sunrise and Sunset.
The town ef Custer, Colo., named af
ter the great Indian fighter, came Into
existence In a single day. It consists
of some 500 wooden houses, all of
which were constructed between sun
rise and sunset. Material was shipped
in from factories, w'hole sections of
wooden walls, beams, Joists and roofs
in two pieces having been made from
carefully prepared plans and exact spe
Each piece of each building was
numbered and laid in «rder near the
site It was to occupy so that It could
l>e the more readily handled. As In
the building of King Solomon's temple.
a11 the Pieces were made to fit into
each other, the work of construction be
ing therefore only a matter of fitting
the pieces together and dr'vlng a few
The sites had all been cleared and
leveled in advance, and 2,000 men in
addition to the settlers were engaged
In building of the town. '1 he largest
| of the houses was a boarding house,
which was two stories high, and shops
were erected for bakers, batchers and
In Oklahoma more than one town
sprang up In a day. Thom is City was
a case In point. Indeed, according to
report. It came Into being In a single
afternoon. Within a few hours 3,000
persons were comfortably settled and
business was set In motion. A newspa
per was likewise printed and circulat
ed among the new conmmnity and a
big birthday celebration \v is held on
the following day.
Another Oklahoma "boom town"
which ran up like magic Is Snyder. It
was born on a Friday. In anticipation
of that Interesting event thousands ol
peoplo flocked to the place, among
whom were shopkeepers, land agents
and many others who were anxious to
secure the best sites on the natal day.
Until then nobody was allowed to en
ter the town area.
At sunset on the Thursday Snyder
was nothing but a name, tor It was
niiuus houses, railway and inhabitants.
But soon after sunrise licit morning
fully 10,000 persons were on the spot
The town was being rapidly mapped
out; the erection of buildings was in
progress; trains were running; a rail
way station had been ere-'ted, while
two hotels, three banks and a number
of shops were each doing quite a brisk
Almost as marvelous was the crea
tion of Lawton. Within fifty-five min
utes after the site of the town had
been decided on no fewer than 5,000
lots were taken up. Two hours later
! tlie population had Increased to he
' had time to look at It yet!' or again.
tween 7,000 and 8,000 persons.
A score of eating places and double
that number of grocery and other
stores opened for business during the
day. A bank, which was conveyed to
the town on wheels, was able to start
operations at once. A ful'y equipped
newspaper office was likewise wheeled
Into the town, ready for action, so to
speak. But the great business of the
day was lot speculation, some thou
sands of lots changing hands before the
venders had owned them many min
Ilnniit«*«! l»y Hie IiO«t.
Weedon Grossinltb used to tell a good
story about a play by Robert Ganthony,
which that gentleman asked 1dm to
read. Mr. Grossmlth took the comedy,
but lost It on Ills way home. "Night
after night," he says, "I would meet
Ganthony, and he would ask me how I
liked Ills play. It was awful ; the per
spiration used to come out on my fore
head ns I'd say sometimes, 'I haven't
The first net was good, but I can't stop
to explain, etc., must catch a train.'
That play was the bane of my exist
ence, and haunted me even In my
3reams." Some months passed, and
Ganthony, who Is a merry wag, still
pursued him without mercy. At last
It occurred to Mr. Grossmlth that he
might have left the comedy In the cab
an the night It was given to him. Il<*
Inquired at Scollnnd Yard. "Oh, yes,"
was the reply. "Play marked with Mr.
Ganthony's name, sent hack to owner
four months ago, as soon as found."—
Kansas City Independent
KIuk Edward in C'uto.
Ills majesty Edward VII. traveled
by special train about 5 o'clock from
St Paneras to Newmarket, accompa
nied by the Austrian ambassador.
When the king urrived at Newmarket
Rt 6:40 and proceeded to his motor car
which was to take bis majesty to bis
rooms It was found that the car could
not be got to start, and after one of
the two chauffeurs had made a rapid
examination and reported the result a
messenger was sent to the cab rank
outside the railway station and WIH
I * am Challls, who owns the cab ha
drives, had the honor of acting as roy
n * coachman and was rewarded by a
j f ee a sovereign. Later in tho
evening the king proceeded to Sir Er
nest Cassel's at Moulton paddocks în.
the car, where he dined.
Got Him Going;.
Beneath a tree sat Her and Him,
And quite alone the two,
Save for an owl perched on a limb.
Which said : "To wùlt, to woo."
Now for an hour or more sat he
Nor any nearer drew,
Although the owl with owlish glee
Remarked: "To wit, to woo."
Whereat he took the hint, this m&a
For he had caught a clue,
And to warm up at length began
To spoon, to wit, to woo.
To keep a house wann In wlnte*
lave the cellar coaled.