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EVANSTON FOLK FIRE DOWIE CRUSADERS. and use eggs freely Police Try to Protect Elijah’s Party but Irreverent Populace Overruns Them—Men and Women Roughly Handled and Finally Escape to the Cars. Chicago, July 6.—Twenty-one dis ciples of John Alexander Dowie vis ited Evanston last night and, despite the efforts of the entire police force of the place, a mob of 1,000 people drove them out of town. Several days ago four of Dowie’s missionaries were egged and driven out of Evanston antTlast night’s visit of 21 was in tended to convert the people of the northern suburb and show them the error of their ways. The instant the Dowieites began their meeting last night they were .assailed with eggs and other missiles. The guard of po licemen was too small to afford much protection and the crowd soon began to hustle the missionaries along the street in a manner that looked seri ous. Chief of Police Knight called the entire police force to the rescue hut it includes only 30 men and was unable to cope with the mob. Several male Dowieites were knocked down and both women and men were liber ally bespattered with eggs and mud. The Dowieites finally abandoned the meeting and fled from town, the po lice protecting them as they ran for the cars. TAX AFTERMATH Some Effects of the Removal of Reve nue Stamps. Revenue stamps already affixed to patent medicine bottles will not be re deemed by the government, and drug gists who have a stock of such medi cines now on hand will lose the value of the stamps. Unused stamps can be returned and the value of them collected through the internal revenue collector of the district, pro vided proof is given that the stamps were purchased within two years. Regarding this a local druggist said: “The war tax stamps were by the edict of congress affixed to all bot tles containing patent medicines, as well as to other articles to be found in every well-regulated drug store. Well, now that the Ist of July has "been fixed as the date when this revenue tariff ceases to exist, anew complication confronts all druggists. “When the war tax went into effect, nearly, if not all, of the patent medi cine manufacturers met the problem with an advance in the price of their wares, which correspond, as a usual thing, with the amount of the revenue stamp, which, according to law, had to be affixed to each bottle of medicine sold. "in cays guile by patent medicines were cheaper than now. Then a dol lar bottle usually cost the retailers 67 cents or thereabouts —that is net cost price. Today similar preparaions cost about 87 or 88 cents a bottle and the retailer must be content to retail the product at a price which represents but a few cents over the factory cost price. “Not satisfied with raising the cost price of proprietary medicines to cover the additional expense of the revenue stamp, some of the manu facturers have announced an addition al increase of 5 cents per bottle. Just now, we are receiving notifications from the manufacturers of a change in prices, supposed to correspond w’ith the new situation. “Up to date we have received notice from about one-half of the manufac turers. Less than 10 per cent, of them announce a return to the price which prevailed before the taxes went into effect. The remainder plead increased cost of the raw materials as the rea son for their non-reduction to the for mer prevailing quotations. “One reason which we are given to understand for the position taken by the proprietary men is that the dru-; store men are accused of not properly pushing the patent medicines, substi tuting something of their own manu facture when some specific article is called for. The manufactuerers claim that the druggists, by so doing, in crease their own profits, as their prep aration can be compounded cheaper than fhe patented article, and the home product is pushed whenever op portunity offers, the genuine article being furnished only when the pur chaser is insistent in his demand.” Frequent inquiries have been made at banks by merchants and others who have books or bank checks with Whe internal revenue stamp printed *on each check. Many who have small books of checks have decided to make the application necessary for the stamps. Each holder of such a book is required to send the book, with an affidavit that the stamps were pur chased within two years, to the com missioner of internal revenue at Washington. He will lose the book of checks, but he will receive back the value of the stamps on the checks. Many business men, however, will find it cheaper to keep their stamped checks than lose the expensive sta tionery. Newspaperised. The morning paper comes with the morning breakfast of all who have not to hurry-On to their toil as soon as the day begins: and a workman whose leisure comes in the evening makes his evening paper part of the solace of the hour. Almost every body, at some time or other, receives in the course of the day some account of the movement of the world outside bis own personal experience, coupled with some doses of instruction as to the way he should view what is going on. Sober folk go so far. As for the intemperate, the taste may grow on them until, if their means 'afford it (or, perhaps, don’t afford it), they seem to be reading newspapers all day long. Morning papers, evening papers, mid-week papers, week-end papers, magazines containing news paper articles a little prolonged, at home, in the club, in the railway car riage, or tram-car, they are always reading or talking of what they have just read. Such men’s lives get newspaperised; and, if these are examples of excess, no one escapes a little saturation. It is no wonder that some have sought to deliver themselves from a habit leading to possible thraldom, and have thought they could find protec tion in total abstinence. Carlyle seems to have found some refuge in this principle, valuing, as he said, life and time which is the essence of life; but his greatest admirers, of whom I claim to be one, must admit that his example is really a warning. The later years of his life tell a sad story of slowly-sterilising forces, which must, indeed, in any case have waned with passing time, but which had lost freshness, elasticity, and vital use sooner than they should have done, through his isolation. Total abstinence from newspapers means insensibility to the movement of the world. It may be pardoned as a personal weakness but cannot be ap proved as a rule of life. It will not even speak of newspapers as a neces sary evil. They can become an evil, and often art so; but ine reading of newspapers is a proper part of the life of the twentieth century; and, if we are to safeguard ourselves and our successors against the danger of its becoming too large a part of life as the century goes by, we must find our defense in a discovery of the right limits of newspaper reading—not in dispensing -with is altogether.—Con temporary Review. “And Which.” When did the use of “and which” in a clause where no previous “which” Is found first begin to be proscribed? The following are a few examples of the usage, including some that have ‘“and that” in place of “and which:” Wycliffe and Purvey, 1 Peter i. 4. “Into eritage uneorruptibile and unde foulid, and that schal not fade.” Authorized Version. —“To an in heritance incorruptible and undefiled, and that fadeth not away.” Sir Thomas Moore, “Utopia,” ii. 6. — “Usque adeo ut plumbeus qulspiam, et cui non plus ingenii sit quam stipiti.” Ralph Rodbynson’s translation. —In so muche that a lumpyshe bloke hedded churle, and whyche hathe no more wytte than an asse. t> Sir Thoma.i North, “Plutarch: Julius Ceaser.” —“An army invincible and which they could not possibly with-stand." Dryden, “Essay of Dramatic Poesy. ’ —“We have many plays of ours as regular as any of theirs, and which besides have ” Dr. Johnson, “Life of Addison.” — “Two bocks yi t celebrated in Italy for purity and elegance, and which, if they are now less read, are neglected only because ” De Quincey, “Life of Bentley.”—“Of feuds so deadly, so enduring, and which continue to interest at a dis tance of a hundred and fifty years.. Lord Beaconsfield, “Letters to the Duke of Marlborough.”—“A danger in its ultimate results scarcely less disastrous than pestilence of famine, and which now engages your ex cellency’s anxious attention, distracts Ireland.” The following translation (Paul Stapfer) of a familiar passage in “Macbeth" seems to show that the usage is legitimate in French — “C’est une historie dite ar un idiot, pleine de fracas et de furie, et que ne signifie rien.” —Notes and Queries. The Clever Chesterfield. Horace Walpole says: “Lord Ches terfield had early ir life announced his claim to wit, and the women be lieved in it. He was so accustomed to see people laugh at the most trifling things he said that he would be disappointed at finding nobody smile before they knew wiiat he was going to say.” Two of Lord Chesterfield’s smart sayings may be worth giving here. One day he was asking George II about a dispatch which was to be sent to a foreign monarch. The king somewhat out of patience, said testi ly: “Send it to the devil!” “And shall I?” remarked Chesterfield gravely, “address it in the usual form: ‘To our faithful and well-beloved brother?’ ” Another time, he was dining at an inn where the plates and dishes were very dirty. When Lord Chesterfield complained, he was told by the wait er, in an impertinent tone, that "every one must eat a peck of dirt before he dies.” “That may be true,” remarked Chesterfield; "but no one is obliged to eat it all at one meal.” FLOUR MILL BURNED. Serious Loss Suffered by Russell Brothers at Kaukauna. Kaukauna. Wls., July 6.—The only flouring mill in the city, the property of Russell brothers, was burned to the ground yesterday, entailing a loss of $20,000. Insurance SII,OOO. The mill had a capacity of 125 barrels a day. FARMERS’ ’PHONES PLAN INCUBATING TO GRIDIRON THE STATE. COMPANIES TO CONNECT Only Few Miles of Links Nec essary to Make the Circuit Complete—These Likely to be Constructed Soon—Madison in the Deal. There is a possibility that Wiscon sin will have a circuit of telephone lines made up of the various indepen dent companies now in existence in the state. Ail that is needed to perfect this line is that the independent companies get together and build about fifty miles of toll lines in various parts of the state. The probability is that at the next meeting of the independent telephone representatives, in about six months, such a plan will be adopted and Wisconsin will be encircled by a complete system which will touch nearly all of the important places in the state. Besides that, this line will be an innovation in big telephone sys tems as it will connect a large number of farm houses directly with all parts of the state. At the last meeting of the indepen dent line representatives at La Crosse, the matter was the subject for consid erable discussion, and favorable com ment was heard everywhere. It is be lieved that the few miles of additional toll line can be built at a small cost and without much opposition, if the co-operation of all the companies is secured. The latter part of the plan is, of course, the most important in the perfecting of the new system. The proposed line will run from La Crosse along the route of the North western railway, through Madison, Monroe, Janesville and Beloit, touch ing all the intermediate points. The southern part of the state is especially CASUALTY RECORD OF GLORIOUS FOURTH Chicago, July 6. —A revised and complete report received from all parts of the country by the Tribune shows the follow ing to have been the casualties due to celebrating the “glorious fourth Dead, 25. Injured, 1,813. Fire loss, $128,185. The injured suffered through the following agencies: Fireworks, 850. Toy pistols, 225. Toy cannon, 244. Fire arms, 290. Loose gunpowder, 256. In runaways, 38. well represented among the indepen dent lines and nearly every town and village of any consequence would be represented. From Beloit the line will run to Milwaukee, and from there north to Fond du Lac, Oshkosh, Green Bay and Marinette. Other companies are being formed in towns in the northern part of the state, and these would be made part of the system without any difficulty, as it is realized that the system will be of immense ad vantage. The feature of the new system would be the number of farmers that will have access to the circuit. In every instance the independent companies have a large number of farmers on the local circuit, in the southern part oi the state the number of farm houses connected with independent systems is growing rapidly and the remainder of the state is getting the “craze” also. In Dane. Walworth, Rock and Jeffer son counties there are 300 farmers who have ’phones belonging to the independent systems. SPONGES GROWING SCARCE. And Prices Certain to Soar as a Consequence . “A constantly increasing demand for sponges and a stationary yield,” said a local druggist, “has put prices at a point where wholesalers are at their wits’ ends to make a profit. The com petition between the buyers at the fish ing grounds has become almost ruin ous. Many dealers, especially in Eng land, are introducing foreign substanc es into their sponges in order to make a profit. The. use molasses and sand or salt to make them heavier, and press them into a mould to give them better shape. “There seems little prospect of de veloping new fishing grounds,” contin ued the speaker. “Th< last sponge bed to be discovered was in the British Honduras. “An Englishman imported a score of Greek divers to that field about three years ago. Only two are now at work, as the sponges were of so low a grade that they could only be Im proved by expensive cultivation. The yield of ’sheepswool’ or high grade sponges in the Florida grounds has been steadily decreasing since 1895. In that year 231,000 pounds were marketed. Last year the total product weighed 181,000 pounds. The deficiency has been partly made up by an increase in the yield of ‘grass’ or their grade sponges of from 21,000 to 109,260 pounds. “The supply oi sponges is not in creasing, while the demand is growing larger every year. Five years ago the price of sponges began to go up, and this season’s quotations shew a rise of nearly 100 per cent, over U>e prices of 1895 and 1896. Many varieties cost the buyers on the fishing grounds more today than they formerly sold for in local markets." A LADY AND HER DOG. Anna Lea Merritt aw Her Experience With a Greyhound. In the second of her Century papers on an old English hamlet, Mrs. Anna Lea Merritt, the American artist, tells this anecdote of a pet dog: Neve was there such an ill-assorted couple —a elderly lady decidedly thick for her height, fat, and scant of breath, laden with paint-box and brushes, and perhaps a pole-easel and umbrella, somewhat tired, too, with having stood already seven hours at the easel, accompanied by a hound built for the extreme of swiftness, every muscle perfect to its use, bounding and joyous after long idleness, with a pure joy to leap the gate backward and foward, circling around me as a gull on the wing around a panting steamship. On like an arrow, then back again to en courage me, she ran. with a flying ca per to lick off my eye-glass, perhaps— a terrible mishap, but forgiven. Many the mile we walked thus together. But the dear dog never realized how many and many a time her poor mis tress came home tired out and ex hausted with a modest five-mile run the merest stroll. A great inducement to the walk was to watch her grace ful movement, the exquisite curve of her bounding form, the flexibility, the ease, the grace, what a wonderful thing to be so made for speed and beauty! The dear creature commis erated my slowness, and often re turned, to pace demurely at my side with affectionate, inquiring eyes up lifted, and obedient to the softest word. At the approach of people or vehicles she instantly drew beside me and as sumed the air of guardian. No one then seeing her could have guessed that she was thinking chiefly of the rabbits. Her real plan in these ex cursions was to find a nice place for me to establish the easel, open the um brella, and take out the paints. While these preparations were being com pleted she lay on the velvety turf, basking in contentment and absorbed in my arrangements; but when the sketch was begun she gradually changed her position, so as to bo be hind me and give the flattering im pression that she was watching the progress of the picture. Sometimes she strayed a little farther, Just to take a view from the higher path, but flew back on my lightest call. When at last I became rally intent, with both eyes on my work, her little digressions were unnoticed, and then silently on tiptoe, not so much as stirring a dead leaf, and carefully keeping to the noiseless turf, away went Lady! What, has possessed that wheat-field .' Is It a wind rustling the ripening grain? What a curious ripple It has far down the valley! How swiftly In circles and eddies flows the curious wave, and rcw. good heavens; thorj is the bounding Lady In the midst of the whirlpool of rustling wheat springing entirely above it. just to take an ob servation, and then diving below. Oh. If only I could whistle! But I can’t. To call “Lady!” “I.ady!” at the top of my voice will only carry the news of her delinquency to every farm-house in the valley. In this still air, when the fields are growing and labor Is at rest, a whisper can be heard for miles. “Oh. Lady, Lady, how unkind of you! You little cheat, you dreadful dog, come back, and don't disgrace me! Dear lAdy, oh, dear dog, come back!” A poor flying hare darts out of the hedge, over the road, past me, through another hedge, and I.ady after it. deaf now to all entreaty. Could I ex pect a human being in the hour of suc cess to heed my call? The poor hare doubles again through the briers, and Lady, too, and quickly the chase Is ended. I hide my eyes while the tri umphant dog endeavors dutifully to bring me her present of game. The M'Kinleys left for Canton for the summer. SCANDIA Matters of Moment From the Far-off Northland PENSIONS FOR POOR. Insurance against poverty on a na tional scale is the dream of Baron Gustaf Raab, formerly an officer of the Swedish army. He has worked on his ideal for over thirty years, and expects to have the plan in operation within a very few years. It is an immense undertaking, but Baron Raab is no idle dreamer, and has interested all of Sweden in his system, which is indorsed by the king, many of file in fluential people of Sweden and the larger organizations of working men. The plan is for a system of pensions to be paid out of a fund, to which the government will appropriate liberally, but the bulk of which will be raised by assessments on those likely to become public charges when they reach an advanced age. The pensioners will be divided into three classes: First, des titute people over the age of 60 years; second, invalids between 15 and 60 years; third, dependent orphan chil dren under 15 years. It is hoped that aged people may be paid an annual pension of 300 kr. Only the preliminary work has been done. Only when Baron Raab retired from the army five years ago was he able to devote himself wholly to his cherished work. His first task was to gather statistics and to arouse a public interest in his movement. In this he has been signally successful. Traveling over the country and visit ing the poor authorities in cities and in the country districts, he has col lected and tabulated a mass of valu able statistics. A popular committee was appointed through a move ment headed by the big so cieties of workingmen of Stock holm and Gothenburg, and participat ed in by hundreds of societies and civil organizations. The work has now advanced so far that the com mittee hopes by next fall to submit a definite proposition to the govern ment. It will be in such shape that the government can submit it to the riksdag next year. As it is likely to have the undivided support of the peo ple, no doubt Is expressed regarding its adoption. The fund to be raised will be wholly under government control. Monthly assessments ars to be exacted and It will be the duty of employers to see that they are paid. If they are not the employers will be allowed to with hold the amount from the wages. If employers neglect this duty the sum is to be exacted from them. It is estimated that the pensions will amount to about 20,000,000 kr. a year, of which 3,000,000 will be appro priated by the state. Baron Raab is of the opinion that an assessment of 60 to 75 ore (14 to 21 cents per month) will be sufficient to carry out the great undertaking. SWEDES WANT STEAMSHIP LINE. The Swedes are not at all pleased with the English export duty on coal, reports Consul Robert Bergh of Gothenburg. As Sweden yearly im ports about 3,220,000 tons of coal at a value of about $17,152,000, the export duty will cause Sweden an extra ex penditure of about $776,664 per year, of which the city of Gothenburg alone will have to contribute about $164,895. The press and public are turning their attention more and more to the United States as a coal-producing country, and if the Americans avail them selves of the present sentiment, s per mament inerket for American coal might be established here. But it is necessary in some way to reduce the high costs of transportation, a direct steamship line between this port, and the United States would be beneficial for the American export trade in gen eral. Our coal is well liked here, and American hard coal is considered su perior to the English product. NO TRADE WITH GREENLAND. The exports from Denmark to Greenland are principally food stuffs, firearms and ammunition, woolen goods, implements and tobacco, says Consular Agent Harris in his recent report. Greenland exports to Den mark the hides and skins of animals abounding In that region, such as the bear and seal, and whale and eider down. About 30,000 seal skins are sent to Denmark each year. In 1900, Denmark reeeived 2,600 skins of the blue and white arctic fox, which were assorted and sold in packages of ten each. The commerce of Greenland Is monopolized by the Danish govern ment. The Royal Danlsh-Greenland company has nine ships—five brigs (each nearly 100 years old> three barks and one steamer. Ships of other nations cannot touch at the ports of, nor travelers visit, Green land without the consent of Denmark. KING 08CAR, JOURNALIST. King Oscar of Sweden and Norway is an honorary member of the Stock holm Press club, find during the festi val called the “press week" will take an active part In the proceedings. Throughout the festival, a daily paper will be published. King Oscar will be a contributor, and Prince Eugen, the fourth son of the royal family, who is also an excellent artist, will be represented by several sketches. WOMEN ROUT AN OFFICER. Captain Berling of the Swedish army has been compelled to ask for his dismissal on account of bis treat ment of his wife. The feminine auxil iary of the regiment, led by the wife of Colonel Bjornsterna, has forced this action. The intrigues against, the young wife were inspired by the fam ily of Captain Berling’s first wife, from whom he was divorced. The af fair has caused a sensation and will cause a general scandal, which will be brought to the attention of the riksdag and the ministry. Captain Berling is wealthy, popular and is ranked as one of the ablest men in the army. ICELANDIC-AMERICANS. One-half of the 20,000 Icelanders in America are located in Manitoba. In one of the election districts they are in a majority and have already sent one of their number to the provincial parliament. This representative is B. L. Baldvinson, editor of the Ice landic newspaper in Winnipeg. He is wealthy and influential. Thomas H. Johnson, a lawyer of Winnipeg, is also a native of the bleak island in the Arctic ocean. NORTHMEN AS BOER PRISONERS. Johannes Madsen, a Danish zoolo gist, traveling in Asia, has written a very interesting account of his visit to 400 boer prisoners at Ragama, Ceylon. About 350 were foreigners, including Frenchmen, Germans, Hol landers and six Scandinavians. Three of the Scandinavians are Swedes, two Norwegians and one a Dane. They are closely watched and are very com fortable, but their hatred of the Eng lish has not cooled in the least and their only hope is to escape to fight again. LABOREMUS IN RUSSIA. ’ A translation of Bjornson’s latest work, Laboremus, is published in a recent edition of Novoje Vremjt, the leading Russian newspaper. NOTES. Gunnar Hazelius succeeds his fa ther, the late Dr. Hazelius, as the head of Skansen, the famous outdoor museum, in Stockholm. Telemarken would like to become a resort for tourists and has sent agents to Denmark to work up an in terest. Telemarken has not such grand scenery as some places, but what It has Is picturesque and varied. Plans for the new library building which Halle Steensland of Maiiison, WiA., will present to St. Olaf college, have been prepared. They show a handsome structure of brick, two stories high. Mr. Steensland an nounces that the building will be erected next summer. A popular Danish actress, Charlotte Wiehe-Bereny, who has had great suc cess in Paris, has secured an engage ment in America for next season. Her contract calls for SIOO,OOO. A bottle, thrown overboard by the Swedish polar expedition of 1898, un der the command of Captain Ernst Andree, was picked up on the beach of Kolter island, one of the Foeroes, on May 16. The bottle was thrown over in order to determine the direction and velocity of ocean currents. A card Inclosed requested the finder to send It tc Gothenburg. The Woman Suffrage society of Norway has sent a request to the leaders of the various parties to nom inate a number of women for the mu nicipal elections next fall. Editor Mlsson. of Morgenposten, Christiania, left 501)000 kronor in first class securities, and there are 600,000 kroner in outstanding accounts which will realize considerable. Hie helrt, are five in number, nephews and n’oees, wlh several cousins and other rela tives. He had begun a will, but It was in no wise complete. There Is a demand for more room at the library of Christiania univer sity. Originally built for 2ih),000 vol umes, It already contains 300,000 In very ernmped quarters. Librarian Itrolsum has prepared plana for addi tional room. A bust of Victor Rydberg, the poet, was recently unveiled In Stockholm. It Is placed near DJursholm’s palace. The Scandinavian Scientific Con gress will meet In Hcdsingfors, Kin land In 1902. The congress will work in eleven sections. It is proposed to connect the Swed ish and Norwegian ral'road systems via Elverum, Norway, and Orsa, Swe den. A concession for the (Swedish section has already been requested. Over 200 women are employed on the Swedish state railroads as station agents or assistants. The storthing of Norway adjourned without taking nny action on the proposition for a separate consular and diplomatic service for Norway. The customary appropriation for the Joint services was voted without de bate and without a dissenting vote. A Norwegian society, Haldens Min der, has erected an Iron tablet on the spot where Charles XII fell when leading the Swedish troops In storm ing FredriKshald. GAS IN A BHAFT. Explosion Results Fatally to Four Men. Cincinnati, July 6.—Four men were fatally and three others seriously in jured by a gas explosion in the shaft of the new waterworks at Torrence Road yesterday. The fatally injured are Martin McLaughlin, James O’Brien, Robert Barnett and James Bryant The explosion was supposed ly due to a small vein of gas in the excavation. F. A. Brackett, a retired farmer from Atlantic, lowa, killed his wife and then shot himself at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Otis E. Powell, in Dos Moines. 111-health was the cause.