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A. L- Fontaine, Editor and Prop, GRAND RAPIDS, - WISCONSIN. TELEGIiAMS IN BRIEF. FOURTH OF JULY. Ambassador Choate gave a recep tion lor Americans in London and proposed a toast to the king at the dinner following. Manila celebrated President Roose velt’s amnesty proclamation with dec orations and paiade. The guard about Aguinaldo was withdrawn to day. Ambassador White, at a banquet celebration in Leipsic, Germany, char acterized President Roosevelt as a practical reformer w r ho gave America real civil service. Au independence fountain w'as un veiloa at Douglas park and Gaifield boulevards, Chicago, by Gov. Yates. Ovc" 10,000 persons witnessed the exercises. President Roosevelt in speeches at the Pittsburg celebration declared America's duty to Cuba is still unper formed. Peace is now a reality in the Philippine islands. Accidents from 4th of July celebra tions killed three persons and injured fifty in Chicago, compared with 103 hurt in 1901. Elsewhere in the Unit ed States fourteen persons were killed and 1,542 injured. The fire loss due to the celebration reached $67,000, or more. DOMESTIC. There is great activity anticipated at the Norfolk navy yard. An elevated railroad train was burned on the track in New York. More than 10,000 persons called to see the new snake-fish at the aquarium. The president is contemplating a horseback ride of 100 miles through .Wyoming. A general strike of machinists on the Union Pacific raidroad has been declared. Besides the appropriations congress passed only eight bills of any im portance. Sir Thomas Lipton was sued hy David Barrie, his former American representative. Miss Jane Eleanor Corcoran, the actress, was married to J. Emmett Baxter of Brooklyn, The gunboat Marietta was ordered from Porto Rico to Cape Haytien to protect Americans. The Kansas socialist state conven tion nominated A. S. McAllister of Herington, for governor. D. K. Pearsons added $50,000 to his already large gifts to Whitman college at Walla Walla, Wash. Mrs. Carrie Nation arrived at Peoria -on minutes after a prohibition convention had adjourned. Senators Platt of Connecticut and Hanna of Ohio oppose the Elkins plan for annexation of Cuba. Democratic congressional committet at work on campaign plans in an ticipation of a hard fight. The Cook county real estate as sessed valuation is fixed "at $252,784,- 850 by the board of assessors. It is said the president directed At torney-General Knox to investigate the alleged anthracite coal trust. Advices from Rome indicate that Bishop Fariey will be selected to succeed Archbishop Corrigan. Minneapolis gamblers testified that they had paid money to Chief o; Police Ames for protection. The Pittsburg district soft coal supply is now in the hands of a com bine designed to control prices. A commission was named to select a naval station on the great lakes and Chicago way be chosen. President Roosevelt signed the isthmian canal bill and will hurry for ward the execution of the law. Miss Christine Nissen of Jamaica Plain, Mass., tells how she escapea murder at the hands of Jane Toppan. Edward Redway and Catherine Smith, of The Chaperons company, were married at 1 a. m. in New York. John R. Mcliean’s eighteen-year-old eon is said to be under guard in Washington because of threats to kid nap nim. In Wilkesbarre, Pa., the citizens alliance offers large rewards for men who intimidate or maltreat working miners. In Washington President Roosevelt laid the corner stone of the New Grace Memorial Reformed Dutch church. There is talk of a merger of all Independent shipyards of the great lakes, where steel vessels are built of* repaired. At Guthrie, Okla., George Dickey, a graduate of Carlisle, while intoxicated, shot Judge Pettit. The latter the a hilled Dickey. The Swift and Armour companies are entering a battle for commercial supremacy and talk of combination is denied. William Heffner was arrested at York, Pa., charged with beating one of his tenants, Mrs. George Light, and her infant. Hundreds of delegates were in Pittsburg attending the meeting of the American Association for the Ad vancement of Science. Maj. Gen. John R. Brooks is pre paring to give up his quarters at governor’s island. New York, on hfs retirement July 21. Bids received for asphalt paving were much low’er than under the former city administration. The paving ring is broken. The pubnC debt at the close of the fiscal year, June 30, was $969,457,214, less cash in the treasury; decrease for the year. $13,012,332. June fire losses are estimated at sll,- 100,000, compared with $8,200,000 in 1901. The loss for the year ending June 30 was $83,000,000. Congressman Cowherd of Missouri aid tariff reform and economy in national government will be the lead ing issues in his state. The father of Marshall Hard, the 7- year-old boy killed by Matthew' J. Lyons, a Chicago watchman, because |he boy jeered at him, threatened to Fill Lyons when the jury acquitted him. Andrew Carnegie, declared foe of speculation, appears as a large holder of United States steel stock under the name of Bertram Cutler. Mrs. Martha Golz and daughter were killed at St. Louis when Robert Golz tried to find a gas leak with a lighten match. He also may die. Joseph Hart, who claims ix, be a nephew of the late Henry Haft, began suit to reopen the probate of the will. The estate is worth $8,000,000. Vincenze Luigi, a striking miner, was killed by guards at Lehigh valley colliery, Connellton, Pa. The latter are accused of hasty action. A seventeen-year-old girl at Oneida, N Y., killed a married man who c.n noyed her by his unwelcome atten tions and threatened her family. Under the president’s direction the war department has rented for Gen. Wood the house next door to Mr. Roosevelt’s temporary residence. The keel of the new battleship Ne braska was laid at Seattle. Gov. Sav age of Nebraska an.l Gov. Mcßride of Washington drove the first rivet. Mrs, Katherine Mills, of Toledo, 0., is seeking to trace her parents, who placed her in the Home for Gie Friendless in New York city in 1848. In the interest of Sunday-school work the international Sunday-school convention at Denver decided to send a commission on a tour of the world. Louis Disbrow, who is under sus picion in connection with the deaths of Miss Sarah Lawrence and Clarence Foster, was arrested at Riverhead, L T X* Bertram Cutler, who holds $12,000,- 000 of steel trust stock, believed 'o belong to John D. Rockefeller, is a clerk at $lB a week in the Standard oil office, Hatty Tracy, the Oregon convict who killed two men and wounded four of a posse, is still at large. The mili tia and armed hunters are scouring Seattle. Mourners at the funeral of Mrs. John Seibert of Mount Morris, 111., tarred and feathered the widower, who was kissing the sister of the deceased. Frank Young and J. Reynolds, aged 14, while fishing in Pickerel lake, Mich., were drowned by the capsizing of their boat. Both bodies were re covered. The publishing business of the United States is shown uy a census bulletin to have a capital of $292,51'!,- 072. The value of the product is put at $347,055,050. The fact has developed that William S. Yateman, recently deceased, for merly disbursing clerk of tne war de partment, was a defaulter to the ex tent of SIB,OOO. At Annapolis, after the last rites over the body of Lord Pauncefote were held, the remains were conveyed aboard the Brooklyn, which started on her trip to England. Anna Hildebrandt, a graduate of the New York postgraduate school for nurses, shot J. B. McCallum, a clerk, for refusing to marry her. She su v rendered anu he may die. The government crop report shows great damage by storms in central Indiana and southern Ohio. Growth is checked by cold in the corn belt. Wheat harvesting is delayed. Hamlin Garland declared Shakes peare and Dante hindrances to literary development and classified himself as a depicter of western life, in a uni versity of Chicago lecture. Mrs. Eva Wielinski died at the ad vanced age of 103 years, at her daugh ter’s home, 744 West Seventeenth street, Chicago. She was born in Cluchow, Prussia, in 1799. Banks in Wall street paid out $20,- 000,000 in dividends and the United States ste-el corporation announced quarterly earnings of $37,691,696 and undivided profits of $20,463,623. At Clevelnd Eugene Howard, 49 years old, shot and instantly killed his wife, Catherine, and then with a razor cut his own throat from ear to ear. He died within a few moments. The Minnesota republican state con vention renominated the governor and chose all candidates but auditor and clerk by acclamation; President Roosevelt was indorsed for reelection. Mrs. Ailene O’Malley, wife of a South Bend, Ind., professor, and Will iam Hearin, a New York stock broker, were arrested at Philadelphia on charge of stealing jewelry and eloping. By unanimous opinion of the state supreme court the city of Denver is declared to be entitled to the $2,u00.- 000 willed it by George W. Clayton for the founding of the Clayton College for Boys. Dun’s weekly trade review reported trade quiet in most branches. Rail road gross earnings for six months exceeded those of 1901 by 5.7 and 1900 by 15.7 per cent. All records w r ere broken. Ex-President Cleveland may consent to take an active part in the New York democratic state campaign. The party leaders have decided t-s keep hands off in the selection oi candidates. Heavy rains over the entire middle west nave caused millions of dollars’ i damage to the grain crop. In Chicago j there was great excitement on he! board of trade, and corn was forced j up to 72. The Chicago grand jury refused to | Indict E. Wesley Johnson, “beauty i doctor,” held for the death of Miss Hannah M. Thompson. May 29. The latter formerly resided in Sauk county, Wis. At Buffalo a Chinese laundryman has been arrested in connection with the murder of Mary Murphy, the f year-old girl who was found floating in Forest Lawn cemetery with hex hands and feet tied. A mad dog which bit five South Chicago children was finally routed by one of them, who threw a firecracker under it. The explosion the dog away and a policeman killed it after a long chase. Mayor Low’s administration will 1-e unable to keep down the tax-rate under the Tammany figures and ad vances as a reason that 1,000 names of dead persons have been carried along in New York on the tax-rolls. Buried treasure of $6,500 in cur rency is dug from a cellar of a Wash ington Heights house formely oc cupied by John Elmstedt. It was hidden ten years ago by Mrs. Elmstedt from his other heirs, who sought tor it. An autopsy on the body of Sarah Kutz, who died in the insane pavilion at Blackwell’s island, New Yora, showed that five ribs were broken and that she was otherwise hurt. A fall is said to have caused the in juries. Professor Ashley H. Thorndyke has resigned the chair of English literature in the college for women ut the Western Reserve university to accept the professorship of English at the Northwestern university, Evans ton, 111. Alexander A. Robertson, member of the Salt Lake city council and paying teller of the Wells-Fargo bank, who disappeared and whose accounts at the bank showed a shortage of be tween $85,000 an $90,000, has given himself up. Frank P. Sargent left Peoria for Washington to assume his duties as commissioner of immigration. He will be succeeded as grand master ot the Brotherhood of Locomotive Fire men by John Hannahan, present first vice-grand master. John M. Burke, an aged retired merchant has set aside $4,000,000 to establish a home in New York citv for convalescents. Deeds have ben convalescents. Deeds have been signed and prominent men will have charge of the fund. Alvin E. Crocker, who is being sued in New York for $50,000 for breach of promise by Miss Evelyn Stedeker, admitted that when he w-rote of vipers, crow's, assassins, thieves and gamblers he referred to Miss Stedeker’s relatives. At Grand Rapid, Mich., in 'he superior court Judge Newham granted the motion for a change of venue in the case of State Senator George E. Nichols of lonia, charged with offer ing a bribe to one of the people s witnesses in the Salisbury w r ater bribery case. At Burlington, Kan., Mrs. Edward Edwards has been arrested charged with the murder of Viola Gladys Ed wards, her 4-year-old stepdaughter. The coroner’s jury found that the child came to its death by being stamped and trampled on by Mrs. Edwards. In a counterfeiters’ den at West Van Buren and Halsted street, Chi cago, $15,000 in bogus coin and .ur rency and a complete counterfeiters’ outfit, including plates for making SI,OOO bills, were found in a secret vault by workmen who were tearing out the interior of a building. Johnson Boyd was killed and Ms wife wounded in a dispute over the use of water from a w r ell at Manrovia Ala. Robert Johnson and Fred Stephens came to Huntsville and sur rendered. Stephens says he killed Boyd with a gun and Mrs. Boyd re ceived a pistol shot in the arm at the hands of Johnson. The steamer Centennial reached port from Cape Nome bringing news of the safety of the steamers Jeanic and Portland and the United States Revenue cutter Thetis. The whaler Belvidere, which arrived at Cane Nome June 20, sighted the Jeanie and Portland in the ice pack uninjured 80 miles north of Cape Prince of Wales. Francis M. English, killed in the Colorado Midland wreck at Cascade, was private secretary to Queen Liliuokalani of Haw’aii, and w r as the author of the famous proclamation to the American people issued just before she was dethroned. Mr. English was a graduate of Oxford and had parcticed law both in England and in Colorado. Ernest M. Gray, son of Dr. George W. Gray, a wrll-known physician and surgeon of Washington, D. C., has committed suicide by shooting. Grav was about 35 years old. He had been a resident of Colorado tor a number of years, and was engaged in mining at Cripple Creek. The suicide is at tributed to despondency over financial affairs. INSULAR. Fear is expressed at Washington that Gov. Taft’s mission to Rome will prove a failure. A Filipino leader was presented with the pen with which Roosevelt signed the civil government bill. Documents sent to the house by . ic war department show that Gen. Wood disbursed $15,626 of Cuban funds ad vocating reciprocity. The Manila inquiry into May Cornelius Gardener’s charges dis closed that his witnesses are hiding. Recorder Johnson is accused of trying to influence them. Chaffee ordered them produced. FOREIGN. A conference of colonial premiers began in London. An international shipping congress was opened at Dusseldorf, Prussia. Marcel Renault finished first in the Paris-Vienan automobile race, but may be disqualified. He averaged 51*4 miles an hour on a 782-mile course. Gen. p. A. Cronje, the noted ooer leader, took the oath of allegiance to King Edward at St. Helena. President Castro has closed to trade a number of Venezuelan ports, besides the whole Orinoco river. Miss Jeanne Langtry, daughter ->f Mrs. Lily Langtry, actress, was mar ried in London to lan Z. Malcolm, a member of parliament. Scientists who ascended Mount Pelee, Martinique, from the leeward side, found a great crater on the former site of Lake Palmistes. China refused to pay the indemnity installment for July except under rhe exchange rate of April 1, 1901. It is supported by the United States. Cape Haytien was bombarded by government warships and fighting in the streets continued all day. Foreigners were reported to be in peril. King Edward’s progress toward re covery is said to be satisfactory and his wound healing. Coronation plans are again the topic of speculation ?n London. CPITUARY. L. B. Harrison, aged 89 years, presi dent of the First National bank of Cincinnati, died. He acquired greit wealth in the .wholesale grocery busi- ness and retired from mercantile trade in 1860. J. Irving Pearce, proprietor of the Sherman house. Chicago, for twenty years, died at the age of 75. Business reverses and death of his wife are the indirect cause of his illness. LOOKS LIKE HARMONY. A Mild Pro-Spooner Expression Made in Dane County. Madison, Wis., July 3. —Gov. La Follette had things all his own way in the three assembly district conven tions in this county yesterday, but his faction adopted resolutions endorsing Spooner, net for senator, but, rather, commending his services. Stro jg pro-Spocner resolutions were voted down, except in the east district. Among the prominent delegates who will sit in the state convention from this county are Gen. Geo. E. Bryant. H. W. Chynoweth, L. S. Hanks, bank president, E. Ray Stevens, father -*f the Stevens primary election Dill and Senator Geo. P. Miller. GREAT[RAiNS FLOOD^IOWA Des Moines, July 4. —The heaviest rainfall reported to the lowa weather bureau in years occurred Wednesday night, in several places taking the form of a cloudburst. At lowa Falls three inches of rain fell, the half of the Wat erloo was flooded by 3.43 inches; Charles City had 2.15; lowa City 1.57; Maquoketa 1.03. Heavy rains fell all over the central part of the state and many miles of railway were washe 1 out. North central lowa experienced a heavy storm early yesterday morning. The counties which suffered most se verely are Hamilton, Franklin, Wright, Cerrogordo. Hardin, Butler, Black hawk and Grundy, although counties in the northwest part of the state suffered severely from floods. The Boone river rose five feet at Webster City and the eastern part of the city was threatened. One hundred yards of track of the Waterloo and Cedar Falls interurban railway was de stroyed by a landslide. The Denver line of the same company was washed out in twtenty places. Electric and gas plants are closed and only a small supply of gas is on hand in the storage tank. The Cedar river has risen 15 feet at Waterloo and is higher than at any time since 1880. PEOPLE OF PROMINENCE G. W. Bradley, 94 years old, a native of Lynchburg, Va., is the oldest living confederate veteran. He walks with two canes, one of which was once the property of Daniel Boone. Madame Janauschek, after three years of prosperity on the stage, is liv ing in poverty and says the American public is fickle. Has the Madame never heard of a savings bank? Joseph Jefferson, the veteran actor, recently became possessed of a fine house at 103 Riverside drive, New York, through foreclosure proceedings on a mortgage for $40,000 which he had loaned upon it. Dissatisfied with the salaries of ihe Chicago school teachers. Miss Emma Marx played the races with disastrous results. Her interest in horses was stimulated by a clerk who resides at the same house. She says that she in trusted SSOO to him, and a few davs ago brought suit against him on the charge of obtaining money under false pretenses. Lady Curzon, vicerint of India, who was formerly Miss Mary Leiter of Chi cago, 111., is compelled to leave the scene of her social triumphs of several years at Calcutta on account of iu health. She has broken down in the trying and debilitating climate of In dia. Lady Curzon will reach Bar Har bor, Me., the latter part of August, where she will spend several weeks visiting her mother, Mrs. L. Z. Leitei, and her sisters. Mrs. Leiter and her daughters are making elaborate prep arations for Lady Curzon’s sty. It will be her first visit to the United States since her marriage. Lord Cur zon will not accompany her. When, in the fall, the coronation ser vices occur, the queen of England will not be crowned by the same prelate Archbishop o* York. who officiates for the kong. The arch bishop of York will perform the service for her majesty. Must Go to Prison. Berlin, July 4. —Dr. CJolde, a female practitioner, has been sentenced to a year’s imprisonment, and a puuusher named Morawski condemned to ~wo years in prison for circulating songs and leaflets, prepared in London, tend ing, in the court’s opinion, te incit" race hatred. BLOODY! ! BATTLE • ) ' I Escaped Oregon Turns on His Pursuers Deputy Sheriff Killed and Another Badly Hurt Compels Boat Crew to Aid Him Make Escape Seattle, Wash., July 4. —Tracey, the escaped Oregon convict, in a battle with a Seattle posse near Bothell last evening shot and killed Charles Ray mond, a deputy sheriff from Everett and dangerously wounded Deputy Sheriff Williams of this city. Carl Anderson, a newspaper man, was slightly grazed on the arm and Louie Seefrit, another reporter, was wound ed in the face. So intense is the ex citement over the killing of Raymon 1 and the wounding of Williams that an effort is being made to have the state militia called out. Tracey was last seen below Bothell headed for Seattle in a wagon. A special train carrying twenty-five men armed with winches ters left for the scene. Makes Crew Aid Him. Seattle, Washington, July 4. —Cap- tain Clark of the steam launch H. and S. yesterday gave a thrilling account of the trip of himself and crew up the sound Wednesday in company with Harry Tracey the escaped Oregon convict who, at the point of a rifle forced all hands to embark and pilot him northward. For nearly ten hours Tracey was commander by virtue of force, finally abandoning it and es caping into the woods. Captain Clark says that from the time Tracey surprised him at the company’s houes and at the point of a rifle took possession of the boat and compelled the captain and his crew to start out with him, the outlaw exer cised the most exacting vigilance to prevent them from getting the drop on him in any manner, or even from dis cussing the matter among themselves for the purpose of forming a plan of simultaneous action. Only once for a single moment did an opportunity of fer to take him at a disadvantage. That was when he fired at a seal. The captain made a move, intending to throw Tracey overboard, but before he could carry out his plan the outlaw had re-loaded the rifle and was again on guard until he landed and the boat was left on its return. Later. Seattle, Wash., July 4. —Tracey has killed a policeman named Dresse and fatally wounded a man named Riler. STRANGE DEATH BULLET STRIKES ST CK OF DY NAMITE IN MAN’S POCKET EXPLODING IT. Mammoth Springs, Tenn., July 4. — Defending himself against white cappers at Union, Harvey Sexton shot and killed “Pink” Gibson. The bullet struck a stick of dynamite in Gibson’s pocket, exploding it and literally blow ing him to atoms. NO OFFICIALS RECEIVE LADY PAUNCEFOTE London, July 4. —At the request of Whitelaw Reid Commander and Mrs. Cowles met Lady Pauncefote and her family on their arrival in London this morning from New York. Appar ently owing to some misunderstand ing no British officials were present. But for Mr, and Mrs. Cowles, Lady Pauncefote would have returned to London without a single person to re ceive her. Union Strikers Arrested. Harrisburg, Pa., July 4. —Twenty strikers were arrested at Williamstown today for interfering with non-union men at the mines of the Lykens Valley company. Strikers took two non-union men from work and marched ;hem to their homes, after forcing them to agree not to return to work. Serious trouble is threatened in the region. Two Hungarian strikers who did pick et duty at Drifton colliery were arrest ed and taken to jail at 'VTlkesbarre, charged with beating a non-union man. MONTANA CATTLEMEN ENGAGE IN WARFARE Helena, Mont.. July 4. —Word has just been received of the probable fa tal shooting of Edward Morris from ambush on the Dry Head, in the east ern part of the Panhandle. The shoot ing resulted from a row over the driving into the Dry Head country of a herd of cattle belonging to a Wyom ing cattleman named Strong. The ringleaders of the shooting de cided to run Strong out of the coun try. One night last week they drove his entire herd of cattle to a high precipice overlooking the Big Horn river, killing and maiming at least fifty head. While Strong and Morris were investigating they found that the cattle had first been shot and then tumbled into the river from the high bank. They were fired upon from am bush. Strong succeeded in reaching cover without being struck by the bullets flying ardund him, but Morris fell in his tracks, badly wounded. ROOSEVELT ISSUES FAIR PROCLAMATION Washington, July 4.—The president has issued a proclamation in accord ance with the act of congress announc ing to the world the postponement un til April SO. IS*4, of the opening of the Louisiana purchase exposition at SL Louis. The president, after reciting the provisions of the act relating to the exposition and the causes of its postponement, makes a proclamation that the exposition will be opened “not later than May, 1, 1904, and will be closed not later than December 1, of that year.” Million Increase in Exports. Berlin, July 4. —Exports of Germany, except from Dresden to the United States, for the fiscal year, amounted to $100,323,141, an increase of $1,57T,621. Sugar consulates show heavy de creases. Magdeburg shows a decrease of $4,068,762. Stettin $3,162,268. and Hamburs $1,918,139. Other consulates show general gains. Leipsig shows a gain of $2,579,847, Berlin $1,619,015, Bremen $1,372,477, Cologne $1,086,857 and Duesseldorf $1,090,603. POPE HEARS ABOUT THE FRIAR LANDS GOVERNOR TAFT'S NOTE HANDED TO PONTIFF. ' MUST ;CET OUT IN YEARS Price Paid to Be Regulated by Arbi tration, and Property of Vatican in Manila Alone is Worth Nearly $6,000,000 in Mexican Money.—Kind of Contracts Proposed. Rome, July 4. —Major Porter yester day delivered Governor Taft’s note personally to Cardinal Rampolla, who conversed cordially with him at some length, expressing the hope that the negotiations would be concluded in time to allow Judge Taft to leave Rome July 23. The pope read the original note, which was immediately manifold ed for the benefit of the committee of cardinals having in charge the mat ter. The note covers fourteen typewritten pages, and after the usual prelimi naries, proposes to purchase the friar lands at a price to be fixed by arbitra tion, the price to be paid in Mexican dollars in payments extending over a period of eighteen months, the crown lands upon which are ecclesiastical buildings to be handed over to the of ficial appointed by the Vatican; disa greements to be decided by arbitration; indemnity to be paid for the buildings used by troops, and the friars with drawn within two years. The Vatican is reminded that the friars have prop erty in Manila valued at nearly $6,- 000,000 (Mexican), while that of the Catholic church is only valued at three and one-half million Mexican dollars. This is significant, as the orders have also large capital with its interests be sides which it is proposed the gov ernment should purchase. To reach the desired object, the best thing is to prevent any member from witfidraw ing orders being sent to the islands. Nothing will °o calm the people and produce harmony between the church and the government as the certainty that the friars shall leave on a fixed date, shall not return and shall not exercise any influence from Manila. The note ends with the calling of the attention of the Vatican to a clause re garding the religious teachings in the public schools, saying Taft’s instruc tions prevent further discussion of the matter. The note is accompanied by the kind of contract Taft proposes be signed. DESERTION OF MT. SHERMAN. Railroad Tunnel Cuts It Off —Pyramid Against Sky—Field for Hatters. Since the great railroad tunnel through Mount Sherman, Wy., has been completed and trains now run under instead of over the giant steep, there has passed forever what has been for 45 years one of the most pe culiar railroad stations in the world. Mount Sherman station stood on the very top of a mountain 9,000 feet high, in possibly as desolate a spot as hu man eye has ever gazed upon. No where is there ever visible any vege tation beyond a few scraggy tufts of alkali wire grass. Even this can hard ly exist in that region, where one may encounter almost any day in the sum mer rain, sleet, snow and hail, with a temperature that often varies from 75 degrees to 40 and back again within a few moments; where the wind never ceases to blow from 25 to 70 miles an hour, and where the nerves of many a tenderfoot have received terrible shocks during the passing of storms, with the clouds touching the ground and here and there hurling angry lightning bo’ts into the mineral rock. Now the map no longer has a Mount Sherman station. Nothing in the way of habitation remains to denote the past existence of man on that dizzy hight, and it is very probable that the weird, rockclad spot will never again be visited. If, however, in some fu ture age science or quest of adventure shall lead some curious person over the summit, he will find standing sil houetted aga nst the sky a massive pyramid-shaded pile of chiseled gran ite, 65 feet high and 60 feet at the base, erected there years ago in honor of the Ames brothers, who made it possible to complete the Union Pacific railroad. A feeling of sentimentalism will doubtless now and then creep in to minds those who have often passed this monument, at the thought that it now stands so far out of the path of commerce, so far from the haunts of man, deserted, to remain there almost as long as time shall en dure. Several years ago two tramp tele graph operators devised a scheme for making a few dollars without much effort. They erected a small shanty at Sherman, gathered pieces of rock of different formation, colored some of them with dyes and over others poured melted lead in spots and pounded small bits of copper into the cracks. These, when finished, were “specimens of gold and silver ores,” and found a ready market. All trains stopped just in front of me shanty where the two geniuses held forth, to have the air brakes tested and the wheels examined prior to the descent of the mountain. During these stops passengers were wont to run over to the shanty to make purchases of curios. If there was ever a time when the wind did not blow a gale at Sherman it was a period previous to the advent of man up there, and it was this ever lasting wind that oddly blew good to the tramp shokeepers. One morning, when the overland flyer drew up at the old red depot, an aproned man stood at the door of the shanty on the opposite side of the track beating a gong with a vigor which soon attract ed the attention of the passengers Heads popped out of the windows, and in a moment people came tumbling out of the cars and made a grand rush for tne supposed luncheon counter. The wind was whistling a merry tune over the summit, and in a very few seconds hats were rolling among the rocks and down into the gloom of the canyon. Of course, the recovery of the headgear was impossible. When a lot of passengers had been “un roofed’ it was the signal for the man with the gong to disappear, and in his stead came another with a string of cheap hats and caps, which were eas ily disposed of to the unfortunates at fabulous prices. REPORT FOR YEAR. State Employment Bureaus Did Good Service. The two free employment bureaus established by the last legislature, chapter 430 laws of 1901, situated one at Milwaukee and one at West Su perior, had been in operation a year last Saturday. Yesterday Labor Com missioner Halford Erickson issued the report of the work of the two bureaus for the week just closed and for the entire year. The figures show that during the year 8,625 positions were filled after application had been made at either one or the other of the bureaus. The showing for the year is gratifying to Commissioner Erickson. The recapitulations foloow; For the Week Period. Applications for employment filed. 97 Applications for help filed 105 Positions filled 97 Applications for empt. unfilled Applications for help unfilled 8 For the 52 Weeks. Applications for eraploym’t filed 8,568 Applications for help filed 8.62S Positions filled 7,477 Applications for empt. unfilled.. 1,091 Applications for help unfilled... 1,148- HEIRS TO MANY MILLIONS MEET Shamokjn, Pa., July 4. —Miss Stella McClew and sister, Mrs. Harry' Dunk elburger, have received notice from a New York attorney tc be in Potfsville on July 10 to attend a convention of 200 heirs to a supposed $252,01)0,000 fortune in New York and Holland The claim dates back to the days when New York was ruled by the Knicker bocker governor. The youngest daugh ter of King William IV. of Holland had disobeyed her father's wishes and mar ried beneath her rank. The king dis owned and disinherited her, but made the proviso that her share of his for tune should be kept in trust by the es tate until the third generation, which in turn should receive the fortune. The late Benjamin McClew was the father of Miss McClew and her sister. He was one of the third generation. The claims have been in litigation for 25 years, but the heirs have never been able to substantiate their heirship, and the coming convention will determine who has a legal right to the money. OIL COMPANIES TO DIVIDE. Standard and Russian to Partition Trade of Europe. Berlin, July B.—The Boerson Halles of Hamburg prints a dispatch from St. Petersburgh today which says the Stan dard Oil company and the Russian Oil company have signed a contract divid ing the British market, two-thirds go ing to the Standard and one-third to the Russian. A correspondent of the Boersen Halles avers that similar con tracts in connection with other coun tries are being arranged and he as sumes that Germany will be parti tioned. Pierpont Morgan, while in this city saw none of the financial per sonages of Berlin. He spent his time looking over the palaces and museums. Before his departure yesterday even ing for Paris, Morgan sent a telegram to Emperor William thanking him for his courtesy and for special opportuni ties given him to see the royal collec tions. TREATY WITH SPAIN SIGNED Washington, July 4.—Secretary Hay yesterday received a cablegram from Minister Storer at Madrid announcing that the Spanish minister of foreign affairs and himself yesterday signed a treaty of amity between the United States and Spain. Service Decreased. Hahburg, July 4. —Much stir has teen created here in mercantile and shipping circles by the fact that eight Hamburg-American line steamships have been laid up and 350 sailors have been dismissed from the service of the company. The opponents of the Mor gan combination point at these events and say they are the first fruits of tte combination for Germany.