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WHEN LOVE PASSED BY.
I was busy with my sowing. When lorve passed by. ”G*nje,” she cried, “give o’er thy toiling; or thy moil thou hast but moiling— Follow me, where meadows fertile Bloom unsown with rose and myrtle, Laughing to the sky; . Laugh for joy the thousand flowers, < Birds and brooks—the laughiDg hours All unnoted fly.” But I answered: “I am sowing. When my acres all are planted, Glad to thy realm enchanted B i will follow.” Love passed by. ' I had gathered in my harvest. When Love passed by. ■“Stay.” I called—to her, swift speeding. Turning not, my cry unheeding— "‘.Stay, O Love, I fain would follow, Stay thy flight, oh, sweet-winged swallow Cleaving twilight sky! * am old and worn and weary. Void my fields and heart—and dreary, With thee would I fly. Garnered woe is all my harvest. Sad ghosts of my dead hopes haunt me. Fierce regrets, like demons, taunt me— SUyi—l follow!” Ive passed by. —Solomon Solis-Cohen. j[ Cupid'^^ ITTLEWOOD PHILLIPS had J|a been in love with Mildred Far *“"* rington for two years, ever since lie tirst met her at the Hallowells’ card party. lie had no good reason to doubt that his love was returned, yet so fearful was he that he had misread her feelings, so much did he dread her refusal of his suit, that he had never hinted that she was more to him than *ny of the girls he had met at the xrhurch sociab.es and card parties in Newington. Innumerable chances for a. declaration of love hail offered them selves, for he was a regular caller at the Farrington mansion, but he was no nearer the goal ot his desires to-day than he had been when Cupid first aimed his dart at him. So matters stood when a snowfall that brought sleighing in its wake vis lied Newington, and Littlewood be fanie conscious of the fact that lie had actually asked Miss Farrington to take a ride with him. Of course he must perforce bring matters to a crisis now. He was afraid that Judge Farrington would be asking his intentions and it would lie humiliating to have such a question come before lie coaid refer him to the girl for an answer. No, be yond a do ibt he must pluck up cour age enough to ask her to he Ills wife or else cease calling upon her—an al ternative that chilled liis heart. Littlewood handed Miss Farrington lino the sleigh, stepped in himself, tucked in the robes, and chirruped to the horse. That intelligent animal did wot move. A flush of mortification o’er spread the face of the would-be lover. A balky horse, and at the start! What chance would lit have to deliver his precious message. He spoke again to the horse, but it stood still. “You might unhitch him, Mr. Phil lips. That would help,” said Mildred, in her sweet voice. “Oh, yes- to be sure. 1 must have tied him. I—think I did hitch him.” “There seems to have been a hitch somewhere.” she answered. The frosty night seemed to have set h seal upon her lips, for as they sped ■over the crunching snow and left the towu behind them she was silent “1 must have offended her. I've prob ably made a break of some kind.” said Little wood to himself. “How unfortu nate. But I must tell her to-night. It is now or never. This at.ernoou is too marked to pass as mere courtesy of the winter season. She knows 1 never took anybody but my mother sleigh rilling before.” Then began a process of nerving him self to the avowal. “Mildred.” And then lie stopped. He had never called her Mildred before. “I have something of the greatest Importance to say to you.” Did he imagine it, or did site nestle elos*-;\ to him? He must have been mistaken, and to show that he was spike he edged away from her as imii as the somewhat narrow confutes of the sleigh would allow. “Wliat do you wish to say, Mr. Phil lips?” “Mister” Phillips. Ah, then she was offended. To be sure, she had always called him that, but after his last re mark it must have au added siguiti cance. “I -ilo yon like slelghridtag?” "Why. of course, or else 1 wouldu’t have come.” “No. to he sure not. I—thought that ■was why you came." Mildred turned her brown eyes upon him. “Fui afraid I dou't understand you." That settled it. If she didn't under slautl him when he talked of nothing tu particular, be mast be blind iu his utterance, aud he could never trust his tongue to carry such a heavy freight as a declaration of love. No. there was nothing to do but postpone it. After all. her house was the best place for it. The night was ravishing, the sleigh hehs jingled harmoniously, the horse swept on with steady, rhythmic stride, and under the inf.ueace of the sweet surroundings Mildred at last said point- ll : "Is it so that more people get en gaged in winter than in summer? She blushed is she spoke. It was unmaid enly. but he was such a dear stupid. Now he would declare himself. Hut she did not know the capabilities for self repression of her two-year adrnir lle said to himself; “If I were uu prim pled 1 would take advantage of the slip and propose, but 1 would bit terly reproach myself forever, what ever her answer was, so he said, in as loatter-of-fiv't a ione as he could mas ter; “l ready can’t answer offhand, but I’ll look it up for you." “Do. Write a letter to the Sun.” Her tones were as musical as ever, bnt Littlewood thought he detected a sarcastic riug iu them, aud he thanked his stars that he had not yielded to his natural desire to propose at such an inauspicious time. ! “What was that important thing you wanted to say?” asked Miss Farring* ■ ton. after several minute, 0 f alienee ft save for the beefs, snd the runners, I aud the boils. ■ “Oh. It wasn’t of any importance. I ■ mean it will keep. I—l was thinking I <*f something else.” P “I think you have gone far enough.” aid she Innocently, looking over her ehonlder In the direction 5f home, llay ;ve the return would loosen his ob- I <J"jrate tougue. “1 think that we’d better go back,” tie said, aad turned so quickly that he dearly upset the sleigh. “Your mother anil be anxious?” '“Yea, when one is accountable to tide's mother oae baa to remember ni; & M 1 H&l m PRESIDENT DIA2, WHOSE LABORS FOR PEACE REVEAL HIM ANEW AS A STATESMAN. „.y, ||lVUU^^~^ PRESIDENT PORFIRIO DIAZ of the United States of Mexico, who re vealed himself anew as a statesman by the part he took in the Chilian peace compromise, is now in his seventy-third year, but is said to be pos sessed of a vigor and agility comparable with those of a man half his years. In the Pan-American congress, w-hich compromised the Chilian objection to arbitra tion, the influence of President Diaz was powerful and fruitful. In all his strenuous labors with the Chilian delegates he was at one with the delegates from the United States. Although primarily the soldier and the man of camp and field. President Diaz has shown himself practically the veVy architect of Mexico’s greatness as a nation, and while he is feared by the Mexicans he is loved by them likewise. His is the most stable of the Latin republics. For nearly twenty-five years he has ably and wisely guided the fortunes of his country, and his recent high endeavor for permanent peace in South and Central America are a uotable testimonial to his sagacity and the soundness of his policies in general. time. I suppose it is different when one Is accountable to a ” "Father?” said Littlewood stupidly. “No, that wasn’t the word 1 t anted.” “Aunt?” Could Mildred love him If he gave many more such proofs of being an ab ject idiot? “No, husband is what I want.” Llttlewood’s brain swam. He had bceD tempted once too often. This naive girl had Innocently playrd into his hands, and now the Rubicon must be crossed, even if its angry waters in gulfed him. “Pardon me. Miss—Mildred, if I twist your words into another meaning, but if you want a husbaud—do you think 1 would do?” A bead nestled on Ills shoulder, a lit tle hand was la his, and when he pass ed the Farrington mansion neither he nor she knew it.—Atlanta Constitution. SIR ELLIS ASHMEAD-BARTLETT Ame ilc’in-Born Member of British Parliament Is Dead. The recent death s’.j London of Sir El lis Ashmead-Bartlett removed one of the three American-born men In the British Parliament. The other two are Francis A. Chalining, of the Channing family of New England, aud Ashmead- Bartlett Burdett-Coutts. a brother of Sir Ellis and husband of Baroness Bur- SIB l LI.IS ASUMEAD-BAKTLETT dett Coutts, whose name he adopted. Sir Ellis Ashmead-Bartlett was born in Brooklyn, N Y\, in 1849. His grand parents on both sides were natural born British subjects. His father, El lis Bartlett, of Plymouth, Mass., wa.t graduated from Amherst College and married a daughter of Joint King A-h --rnead, of Philadelphia. On his futber’s side Sir Ellis was a lineal descendant from two of the Pilgrim fathers, Rob ert Bartlett, of Sussex. Eng., who sail ed to New England in the ship Ann iu 1625. and married Mary, the daughter of Richard AVarren. who had sailed in the Mayflower in 1620. On his moth er’s side ha was a descendant of Theo dore Lehman, who was the compan ion of AVilliam Penn. Sir Ellis was educated at Oxford. Later he was ad mitted to the English bar. He was civil lord of ’lie admiralty under Lord Salisbury's administration of 1885 and again from 1886 to 1892. 11c was WONDERFUL TIDE CALCULATOR. Uncle Sun has a wonderful clock at AVashington. D. C.. which represents the tb night and effort of nineteen of the best yeirs of the life of AA i iiam I err- !. to whom mariners owe as much, probably, as to any other man. The clock is a tide-predicting machine. Di.y alter day a woman keeps turning a little handle, causing the hauds on the center dial anil the smaller ones at each sice to revOlve until they reach certain t gnres which indicate the time and height of the tide at all principal seaports on the North American -.oast. In iffte man ner, tie* time of low tides is ascertained. At sonic seaports the tides rise higher an! fall lower than the average, and the r, 's;:ig of a handle makes the neces sary connections for such places. To attempt to describe the intricate arrangement ot this wonderful machine would be fu:iie. Suffice it to say that in a day the woman operator can compute the tides for a mouth, aud she will not have to add or subtract a number —simply take readings as indicated by the posi tions of the hands on the dial. So accu rate is this machine that the measure ments of the heights of the tides as they occur are generally within an inch of the figures announced, sometimes years in advance, while there s usually less than fifteen minutes difference between the forecast and actual times of occurrence of high and low tidwa. To verify the work of this calculator, a machine called a tide gauge is used, which require* no human assistance ex cept to wind the clockwork. A pencil presses upon a roll of paper that covers a cylinder. The pencil is fastened to a wire, whose other end is fixed to a float on the water. As the water rises and falls, the wine lightens and slackens, knig led iu 1892. Sir Ellis had been in Parliament twenty-two years. He represented Eye from 1880 to ISBS, and since the latter year had been returned from Sheffield, llis death was the re sult of an operation for appendicitis. CARPET-WEAVING IN PERSIA. Finest Work Done by Boys from 8 to 12 Years Old. A replica of the famous carpet from the mosque of Ardaibll, which is uow preserved iu the South Kensington mu seum, London, is being made at Ta breez. Persia, the center of the car pet-making industry of that country. The flowering aud designing of this carpet are absolutely unique. A band painted design of the oriignal has been furnished to the Persian weavers, aud so skillfully is the work being car ried out that it is stated by the Eng lish consul general that when com pleted it will be equal in every respect to the original carpet, so faithfully is the work being reproduced, both with regard to coloring and detail. The carpet is being woven by boys ranging from 8 to 12 years of age. They sit in serried rows before their looms. Their method of procedure is to pull the wool from a reel suspended above tbelr beads iu their left hands and with a flat knife provided with a crooked point in their right dash the thread with three movements through the web strings, hook it into the de sired kuot, cut off the surplus euds and start another knot. The work is carried out with such remarkable rap idity that it is almost impossible to follow the movements of the weaver. Before setting to work the weavers closely study the painted design which they have to teprodbee aud then de pend entirely upon their memories to enable the work to be completed. Their memories are so reliable that it is very seldom they will refer back to the painted desigD. When working upon a complicated pattern the foreman of the loom—a boy about 14 years of age —walks up aud down calling out iu a curious monotone the number of stitches and the threads to be used. Persiau rugs and carpets are made by hand throughout, says the Scien tific American, aud none but vegetable or natural dyes are employed. It is to this fact that the longevity aud dura bility of the Persian rugs are attribu table, especially iu connection with the colorings. Evolution that Couldn't Be Hurried. “It seems to me that it took you au unnecessary long time to tie that pret ty girl’s shoo to-day.” “1 don’t think so. You must remem ber that I was looping the loop.” Cleveland Plain Dealer. It Looked Tough. “Will you carve. Mr. Cleaver?” asked the landlady, as she placed the turkey on the hoarding house table. “No, thank you.” replied the face tious boarder, "let Mr. Haekett. He’s a stone cutter.”—Philadelphia Bulletin. A woman is usually laughing at her husband because he wears such heavy underwear, and he is usually grumb ling because hers is too light. AS OCT-DOOK TIDE INDICATOR. and the pencil draw* curved lines upon the paper, exactly reproducing, on a small scale, the fluctuations in altitude of the surface cf the water. Connected with the tide gauge one may often see what is called the tide indi cator. This is another clock, so to speak, but the dial records the height of the tide instead of minutes and hours. Each figure represents one foot, and each bar between the figures is six inches. These indicators are indoor and outdoor. The latter have hands 10 to 15 feet long, trav eling over a half circle possibly 20 feet from side to side, with figures which the pilot of a vessel can see half a mile away. Indicators are intended for ose in shallow, channels, and are also found in shipping offices and mar.uma exchanges. WISCONSIN’S RECORD. FAITHFULLY TOLD IN READABLE SHAPE. Desperate Man Starts on .Murderous* Errand—Officers Clioscn by State As sociations—Fire at Oconomovoc—Sur gery Restores Sight to Blind. Afrer shooting .-.ini instantly killing Deputy Sheriff W'iiiiam Cooper i:i Water loo. Frank W. Stephenson succeeded, af ter l:is revolver had been taken away from him ly two bystanders, in pulling a second weapon and. thrusting it into their faces, compelled them to retreat while lie made good his cs ape. Stephen son started out on a murderous pilgrim age. lie first visited the home of his divorced wife and fired a shot at ?ier. also at Joseph Balaselika, in whose fam ily she had lived for two years. The shot at liis wife failed to take effect, but a bullet lodged in Balas-hka's jaw. Coop er was murdered while attempting to capture Stephenson. After eluding a posse that had searched /or him all night, Stephenson was taken prisoner in a farm house of John Parker, in the town of Y'ork. The arrest was made by Sheriff James McGolriek and Lieut. Davis. State Associations’ Officers. Officers were elected at the State con ventions meeting recently in Madison, as follows: Horticulturists President. T. E. Loope, Eureka: vice-president. F. • Edwards, Fort Atkinson; secretary, J. L. Herbst, Sparta; treasurer, L. G. Kellogg, Ripon. Beekeepers—President. N. E. France, Platteville: vice-president Jacob Hoff man. Monroe; seer* car), Ada Rickard, Richland Center; treasurer, ILVrry La throp. Monroe. Guernsey Breeders—President. W. 11. Lawrence, Lake Geneva, secretary and treasurer, Charles L. Hill. Rosen dale. Live Stock Breeders —President, Geo. McKerrow, Waukesha; vice-president, Fred Iteitbrock. Milwaukee; secretary. F. AY. Harding, Waukesha; treasurer, Charles L. Hill, Ruseudale. Jersey Breeders —President, George E. Bryant. Madison; vice-president, S. 11. Marshall, Madison: secretary. F. H. Scribner, Itosendale: treasurer, E. F. Riley, Madison. Executive Board—ll. (’. Taylor, Ox fordville; E. It. Hicks Oshkosh; J. <J. Emery, Albion. Ocotioniowoc Has u Bad Blaze. Fire was discovered in the Boston store, owned Tty J. Rubin at Oconomowoc. The fire communicated to the armory above the store, burning and greatly dam aging the room. The office of E. W. De laney was also damaged, and the fire made its way into the upper floor of H. E. AYeleh’s grocery store bnt the firemen worked bravely and con rolled the flames so that only about S.”<N' worth of damage was done in that place. The basement of George AA'. AA’arr’s shoe store is flooded with water and he had quite a stock of goods stored there. The Boston store is a total loss, hut most of Company M’s goods were saved. The men of the coin pany aided the firemen in no small way. The building was owned by AVelcli Bros. Surgery Restores Sight. Owing to the successful outcome of a surgical operation performed by Dr. James I’. Shorue Nicholas Berger of Janesville, who has been blind for twen ty-one years, can now see. Ilis eyes grew sore, and Dr. Shorue, in examining them, found that cataracts had grown completely over the hall. Recently he performed an operation. A few days later when the bandages were removed the young man cried out that he could see, and was almost delirious with joy. Knciue Man Terribly Scn'ldcd. Matthew Schorn. aged 48 years, was scalded in terrible manner at his home in Racine. The water pipes iu the base ment froze during the night and with a pail of boiling hot water Schorn walked down tlie stairway. He slipped and the boiling water covered his face, head and body, lie was taken to the hospital and will be disfigured for life. Physicians believe that lie will lose his right eye. Nccnah Plunt Burns. Fire completely destroyed the Neenah Cold Storage Company's plant at Nee nah. J. F. Kutler is the manager ot the plant and the company is composed of Appleton business men. The fire de partments of Neenah and Menasha were unable to make any headway and assist ance came from Appleton. Cheese, eggs, butter and other products were stored in the warehouse and nothing was saved. The value of the buildings and property destroyed will probably aggregate SIOO,- 000. The loss is said to be well covered by insurance. The building was owned by the company and M. Simons and was valued at 815.000. It was insured for SO,OOO. Iu the spring the building will be rebuilt. Unhurt After 100-Foot Fall, John Meinertz. afarmer residing a few miles east of La Crosse, was driving down a steep bluff with a load of wood when the horses slipped on the icy read and fell over a precipice, carrying load and all with them. The entire outfit fell a distance of 100 feet. Both horses were instantly killed, striking on the side of r large rock. The sleigh was broken to pieces, but Meinertz escaped uninjured. After landing at the foot of the bluff he walked to the house of a neighbor. Alt Over the State. Theobald Fuchs, rural mail carrier, was found dead in his sleigh near Sauk City. The preliminary hearing at Milwaukee of Leroy AA’. Sc -or several weeks ago, charged with embezzlement of SIB,OOO from the Goodrich Transportation Com pany, is ended and Seen;- was held for trial. The O-yoar-oM <on of AY. 11. Thomas of the town of Ridgeway accidentally shot hi.s 10-year-old brother with a 22-caliber rifle. The bullet struck the boy'A fore head aad plowed a furrow along thh skull to the back of the head. It is thought the boy will recover. WilHa.il Dolvar of Shelmvgan was in stantly killed in a camp of the Fence River lagging Company. He was s.nv- It carried with it a- .Riling, the top of which broke off. The stub sprit; g back and struck him in the back of the head. Richard Sc hrist w.- blind.* 1 by ,h;,j from au emery wheel in La Crosse. It is feared that he will n • r . .train. A five-foot tv lea coffin, fully trimmed. found frozi n in the ice of Rock river one thorities. It wa> disc vert'd by fwo fish ermen and empty, though there were •igr.s of its having been oco.pi 1. Henry Strieker’s hoi!--, mar Medford, burned. The four children, who were alone, wore driven out iu their night clothes by the flames, with tin tempera ture 25 below zero. They walked throe qnaitcrs of a mile to the nearest neigh bor’s house. It may be necessary to am putate the youngest child’s feet. The consol* iation of the Marinette and Menominee street railway and lighting companies has been practically eff- ,-r-d The deal was made by Marinette and Menominee capitalists who now own the stock of both lines. Nu k William*, an inmate of the K : • sha city pooch*:!se, developed murderous and suicidal teadeaci. sand. leaping from the be*.i. he tore its bedding to pieces aud then sss.ililted several of the inmates. The police were summoned after AVil liams had been nailed in his room by the united efforts of the inmates. The man was seriously hurt from trying to com mit suicide by plunging head first through a second-story window. Pat Corrigan was found frozen to death ten miles from Mellen, within eighty rods of his home. Edward M. franc has Iwcn *opoir.ted postmaster of Oshkosh. lie a young business man. Thomas Roach received serious injuries in a runaway accident which happened near Merrimae. Rev. F. 11. York of Oshkosh has ac cepted a call to the Church of the Re deemer at AYaterloo. lowa. Mrs. Amanda Turner died suddenly at her home near Cumberland. She was giv en medicine and immediately expired. Frederick Walker, an employe in the Dells paper and pulp mills at Kan Claire, was caught by a shaft and instantly kill ed. Chris Holverson. an old resident, was found dead about one mile from Rio, hav ing doubtless frozen to death while .on his way home. Gov. La Follette has appointed Mrs. Grace Darling Madden of Milwaukee a member of the board of regents of the State university. John Schultz, employed in Groh Bros.' meat market at Lake Mills, while hang ing meats in the smokehouse, fell, strik ing on the back of bis head, cracking his skull. Howard Brothersou, 4 years oli, while playing on the street in Racine, fell into a bonfire aud before ho could be rescued was frightfully burned about the face, hands and arms. The Chicago and Northwestern Rail way Company will pay the State nearly $25,000 more in taxes this year than last. The total, being 4 per cent on the gross earnings for 1001, is $504,865, AA hile feeding some cows ou her hus band's farm near Cumberland Mrs. Ole Thompson was gored by a vicious cow and received injuries that will probably result in the loss of her eyesight. Edward P. Hassiuger, for many years a prominent business man of Brodhead, dropped dead in Hahn’s clothing store. He was 70 years of age and an old set tler. Heart disease was the cause of death. James Shatter, a well-known resident, was held up in -Ashland on a side street and robbed of $.’574. Shafter resisted the attempt of the highwaymen and was shot through the hand. The highwaymen es caped. James Churchill, 17 years old. of the town of Porter, was the victim of a ter rible accident which cost him his life. His death was caused by the accidental discharge of a shotgun in the hands of a companion named Monthree. The load struck him in the back of the head, just at the base of the brain. It plowed through the brain, killing him instantly. The boys were hunting rabbits and Mon three carried liis gun cocked. He stum bled and the gun went off. Miss Frances Reil of Oak Park, 111., who is visiting with her aunt. Airs. John Nelson, in the town ot (Somers, met with a frightful accident. She was preparing dinner on a kerosene sto-.e when it ex ploded. The flames leaped up and struck her in the face '•nd a large portion of her hair was but !. Before aid could reach the young woman the flames were communicate*! to he* clothing and her dress was partly burned from her body. Miss Reil will probably recover. Margaret Brill, the 8-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Brill of Appleton, was crushed to death at Thirtieth street and Cottage Grove avenue, Chicago. She had been downtown \\,th her mother and relatives, with whom she had been vis iting, and was returning home on a cable car. At Thirtieth street she left the car and ran quickly around the rear end of the train, not noticing the approac’ > f the wagon from the opposite direction- She ran directly behind the horses, struck the wliitfletree and fell to the ground in front of a wheel. Before she could rise or the driver could stop the horses the wheel had passed over her body, causing almost instant death. A story comes from A’illage Creek of the killing of a wildcat. A sou of M. 11. Pope took his father's gun and went for a rabbit hut. The boy found the cot tontails rather scarce and wandered into the woods farther than lie intended and came across a wildcat. The animal made for the boy, who immediately poured a charge of lead into the animal aud killed it. The lad in some unexplainable man ner then tangled his gun up with the vines and grasses and broke it in two, leaving him without a weapon, when the wildcat’s mate came up to investigate. The lad succeeded in scaring the intruder away without any harm to himself, but would have been in a bad position had the cat shown fight. Frank Heinz, the principal in the shooting affray at Arpin, was taken to Grand Rapids. The shooting in which AA'illium Moody was seriously if not fa tally injured proves to lie tile culmina tion of a series of rows which have been in progress for several months between the Heinz aud Moody families, who are near neighbors. A 10-year-old daughter of the Heinz family was out in the road with her dog when the Moody girls came out and a row ensued in which, it is al 'eged, nearly all members of both fami lies participated. When Frank Heinz, a son, appeared on the scene and used a revolver with serious results, wounding his father in the anil and probably fa tally injuring Moody. William Bleiler, a farmer of the town ship of Monroe, was arrested ou com plaint of his wife, who alleges he attempt ed to shoot her, and tired five times at her. Bleiler says he was practicing to kill screech owls. AA’illiam Schulz, who with a sledge hammer assaulted Edward Meyer, assist ant janitor at the Niagara flats, pleaded guilty in Milwaukee to murder in the sec ond degree and was given an indetermi nate sentence of between three and six years at Green Bay reformatory. The prisoner said he did not intend to com mit the assault, but was unable to con trol himself. The 4-year-old child of Alexander Ray* > inond of West boro was burned to death. I Her clothes caught fire from a stove and before the flames coaid l>e extinguished the child was roasted alive. The shoe factory ,f F. AY. Marzbiff & I Cos., the largest in the State, was burned at Janesville, with a loss of between ! $75,000 and SBO,OOO. There is au iu j surance of $52,000. The department was I handicapped badly by the cold weather. The factory has bdon in operation for fif teen years, and manufactured women's J shoes exclusively. Over 400 people are thrown out of employment. In Racine John Yadicka. aged 20 ! Joseph A adicka. Tin* young man says he j was forced to commit the act. as )m father bad threatened to kill his mother and two of the children. The fathers collarlione is fractured and his face and Mrs. Ed Russell of S.*neca cmmitt-l suicide by poisoning herself. H r hns | band was working in the w ! close by and when he < ; :u.. home found h * wife ■ fit A - expiain. i ii . She said she "is g.- i in?; un<! rather than bt "'*nr !*> the asylum -he would die. Mrs. Ru>sell was 19 y*.irs of age. I-eslie M. Polhamns of Chicago, who was recently arrested iu Kenosha on the charge of murdering his infant daughter, was released from custody by Justice Stewart. The State had failed to estab lish its esse. Fred Hottman. aged about 3U years, was killed at Spring Green. Conductor Bradford's train was .■ i:.■;and Hott man was attempting to uncouple some cars while they were moving slowly. To uncouple the airpipe be gave it a kick. At the same time his foot caught be tween the rails and he fell The engi neer was signaled and stopped the train instantly, yet one track passed over lha body of the brake man. Mrs. R-iosereli is 1 >oinr put to the test. The present social season is doing it. In the few weeks after the first day of the new year and up to the time when Lent closes the gavottes. Washington official life is but a round of dinners, balls and calls. If you doubt it. a single attempt to locate even the most retiring and least ; sociable of the public men after 4 o'clock in the afternoon will convince you. The ' state receptions at the White House arc Hie tests of the social season of the first loir of th" lal.d. Til* \ <Uj*dt mento.l by the quieter but no less exacting func tions at which she presides in honor of her daughter, and in discharging the so cial obligations which she feels toward j those who entertain in her honor. All sorts of unusual statements have been ' made since the President and Mrs. Roose velt began to entertain on a scale more elaborate than any of their predecessors. It has l>een said that Mrs. Roosevelt has forbidden the wearing of black at her receptions Perhaps it is true that tshe likes lighter colors, but the statement that she has ever •attempted to dictate with her guests or those who receive with bar shall wear is absurd. So high an au thority as one of the cabinet ladies, who has recently worn a handsome black lace gown at a White House reception, can be given to disprove the statements as to Mrs. Roosevelt's attitude. Then, too. there is the statement which has been given circulation that the wife of the President wishes to introduce the customs of foreign courts. This has been traced to its origin. It appears fhat at one of the receptions a lady guest who had passed Mrs. Roosevelt sought to return and renew a conversation. She was ask ed not to do so by one of the \N bite House attendants. The attendant was prompted by his instructions not to allow the line of passing guests to be disturb ed. and thus clog the movement through the crowded rooms. Mrs. Roosevelt prob ably never knew of the incident. The order under which the White House at tendant was acting was one given him by one of the secretaries to the President long skilled iu the management of White House functions. The negro population of the United States is migrating northward. Front their homes amid the cotton blossoms and the magnolias they are seeking homes in the Northern cities. If the present movement is long maintained the negro will cease to be associated with the sunny South and Dixie land. Washington, tie capital of the nation, according to the census of 1890, had the distinction of sheltering the largest negro population *'f any other city in the Vnit.ed States, al though at that time it ranked fourteenth among all cities in size. The last cen sus dethrones Washington in the mat ter of black inhabitants, Chicago having surpassed the nation’s capital in the ratio of gain, having reported a growth iu ne gro population in the last decade that showed a gain of 4,74!) more blacks than this city. Philadelphia, if it maintains its present ratio ot gains, will show a heavier negro population than Washing ton in 1920 and may be in 1910. New Dr leans for years had the largest negro pop ulation of any city in the United States, holding the record until 1890, when dis placed by Washington. The ; ian of having a separate office building for the President has been com bined with tilt' plan for a building for the department of justice, and has been ex tended to include offices for the State Department, which does not need tntieli room, but is crowded in its present quar ters. The building is to be located on a site selecrt-d by the Burnham commis sion for the beautification of Washing ton and will be subjected to its architec tural criticism. The project of .abandon ing the White House as the residence of the President and building anew resi dence s'">ms to have received ;N quietus, as it deserved. T t would lit too bad to use that fine old residence, with its his toric associations with all the Presidents since John Adams, for any other than its present purpose. With the offices re moved, it is ample for all demands upon it. The hot providing for the new Depart ment of Commerce and Industry, which the President recommended iii his mes sage, and which, for years. Inis been worked for by commercial organizations, passed the Senate and is expected to go fiirougli the House without opposition. Is purpose is to gather into one depart ment numerous scattered bureaus, whose work '-elates to American commerce, in ternal development and labor. The pas sage of this bill is considered a great victory for labor, as it is now linked with commerce in a department whose secre tary will sit at the cabinet table and help to frame administrative policies. -:—v The investigation of our army's conduct by the Senate Philippines committee is now under way, and Gov. Taft's testi mony before it is interesting as to condi tions there. The Senate proper has had a lively week over Philippine matters. The tariff measure relating to those isl ands was taken up on Thursday, and even previous to that, there were stormy discussions over the troublesome sub jects called up by the cry. “Imperialism." The question, “What shall we finally do with the Philippines?’’ seems to be re ceiving more attention at present than the pressing one, What shall we do now? Admiral Sampson's health is slowly but surely failing, and hi- family has practi cally given up all hope of his ultimate re covery. It is said by medical authorities who have visited Admiral Sampson that he is practically beyond the aid of medi cal science and that it is only a question, of a short time when the end uiay come. The walls of the artcr.es are hardening, and the result is likely at any time to cause sudden death. The patient is be coming less tractable and he does tiot re spond to treatment. Representative N< wl.-mds of Nevada of the ways and means committee, who was the author of the resolution annexing Hawaii. Introduced a joint resolution in viting the republic of Cuba to ls-coruc a part of the United States, first as a ter ritory. and then as a State of the Union. Jo be called the State of (,'uba: also au thorizing a 25 per cent reduction of duty on the pres nt crop of Cuban sugar, in consideration of Cuba's gram ing prefer ential rates to the United States. So great has laen ?h.- flood of bills for pensions involving claims which have n< standing that the pension committee ot the Senate ha- b< *'u forced to take acnor to curtail the number. With the pur pose of preventing the introduction oi bills which cannot receive favorable sc lion, and enabling the commit'ee to give attention to those worthy of considera tion. r ie- Selia'e ' 'tlilio’tee - ;elopted .1 rode of rules governing tic -c measures. Senator Cullom is preparing a speech, to be delivered .--len in the Senate, in ad vocacy of the proposition that the Presi dent of the United State* and the Sen ate have the power alone to negotiate tveatk-s, and that in no ease is it neees -ary to have the approval of the House of Representative*. The Northern Parife- .hiring March and April will have in effect daily a second class settlers' rate to all point* on the ay stem. Mexico basts IS!* libraries and 7XI newspapers in various languages. SMALL TOWNS SHOW GROWTH. Census Figures of Decade Compared with Those for One Previous. I tit*'*'" i tii- C-iis'is Mer iaiu : i U given out a statement showing ! lie growth, oi sii I States during the decade between 1890 and 1900. as compared with the previous decade. The statement is the result of u Mis tigUTrs In tile e> - t bill . ber of perosns deserting the country dis tricts for the big cities. It also shows unparalleled prosperity in towns of 4,000 it loss population. Going into detail, statement declares that the country districts. west of the Mississippi have lost more in population than between ISSn and IS!Hi. ! i .w. v r, . u excepti-.*,. U!: ;• .- -cm s onr- ,al gr 'Wth. Following is the census director's state ment: "The increase of population in the States east of the Mississippi was 15.7 between 1880 and 1890 and 10.2 between 181 H.) and 11)00. la the same area the increase in urban population, meaning thereby all places of mote than 4.000 inhabitants, was 53.1 per cent between 1880 and 18!*0 and only 37.2 per cent between 1800 and I!HH. Roth of these statements could not lie true unless the population of places having less than 4,tHH) inhabitants had been growing more rapidly in the last ten years than in the preceding decade. Such is the fact. Bo tween 1880 and 181 H) the population east of the Mississippi and excluding places of more than 4.000, increased 4.9 per cent. but between 1890 and 1900, 8.7 per cent. "To throw further light upon this in ; creased prosperity of the small towns -during the last ten years a study lias been made by tlie census office of those counties which actually decreased in pop ulation at either decade, making allow ' anee for changes in county boundaries. Counties of this class are predominantly agricultural and usually have lost through migration to more favored locali ties the natural increase of their popu lation by excess of births over deaths. Between 1800 and 1900 the counties east of the Mississippi river which lost population extended over an area of 90.- 12N square miles. The figures show that in this part of the country an urea almost equal to that of New England lost popu lation between 1880 and 18!H>, but gained between 1890 and I!HM*. West of th- Mississippi the changes were in the re verse direction—that is, the area losing population was slightly larger between 1800 and 1!MM) than it was between 1880 and 1890—331..8C2 square miles, as com pared with 200,598 square miles. But iu the country as a whole the area of coun ties losing population was over 00,000 square mi Icq less in the last decade than it was between 1880 and 1800. “Further analysis shows that a gain of population in the last decade was re ported from every county of Minnesota and North Dakota and every county but one of lowa. In South Dakota. Nebras ka and Kansas, on the contrary, there were large areas, mostly in the western part and sparsely settled, for which a decrease of population was reported. The tide of migration in 1890 had pushed up the slopes of the great plains farther than conditions warranted and in the last decade the wave lias been receding, depleting these areas and filling up the rural counties of such States as lowa and Illinois. "In lowa the per cent of area losing population fell from 27 between 1880 and 1890 to l.ti between 1890 and 1900. In Illinois it fell from 28.0 to 4.0. In other words, over about h quarter of each State the population decreased be tween 1880 and 1890 only to increase in the last ten years." OFFICIAL LOOTS A BANK. Vice President of Detroit Institution Causes Its Unin. The City Savings Bank of Del roil , with deposits of $3,300,000, is insolvent and in the hands of State Bank Commis sioner George L. Mnltz, because its vice president, Frank C. Andrews, has over drawn his account S9I4,(HR), owes the bank $214,000 more, and in addition hits outstanding certified checks against tlie institution for $062,000. Mr. Andrews was arrested on a warrant charging him with "Willfully, fraudulently and know ingly” securing from the bank without security and without the knowledge of the other directors a sum exceeding sl,- 000,000. The most remarkable operations which Resulted iu the wrecking of the hunk have all taken place within the last six weeks. .Mr. Andrews is a man if 30, who made a million dollars by speculation iu a few years, and who now has lost his fortune, ruined his reputation and caused great losses to hundreds of poor people by the same methods which gave him wealth before. Stork market speculation and “taking long chances” are responsible for An drews’ downfall. He scorned the slow plodding saver of earnings and declared no man could get rich by hoarding his savings, but that wealth comes only to those who take chances. Speculation was his mania and his luck was marvelous for years. A few months ago it turned, but he citing to his belief in predestination to the extent of wrecking a bank and sweeping away the savings of thousands of depositors. Vice-President Andrews ninth- use f his influence over the cashier, Henry C. Andrews, who is no relative of his, to carry out his plans. What he did was entirely outside of the knowledge of any of the other directors, and when they discovered the facts they at once began the investigation which resulted in the closing of the Lank. Andrews was lorn on a farm in Ma comb County, Michigan. When he was 19 he went to Detroit with a capital of $5, and of this he owed $3.75, so that all he could call his own was $1.25. He became a clerk in a real estate office, and his shrewdness and business ability soon attracted attenti m. Nobody —• nt to know where he got the capital for the "first deal, blit it was not long before be had put through some big deals on his own account and cleaned up a small for tune. He then* became a partner of his employer, and in 18!H> started a series of bold real estate operations that gave the firm big profits and Andrews a reputa tion of living the cleverest real estate man in Detroit, From real estat - speculation to stock speculation waiwlint a short step, and lie fore long Andrews had startled De troit with the fortune he was piling up. I HI a plan was to take quick returns, and also to buy when the public was selling, and then sell when the public began to j buy in much higher prices. He became a heavy investor in street railroad j schemes two years ago and sold three I interurban lines to the Everett-Moore j syndicate. Kury Skeletons of Saints. Clad in rich, red robes, the skeletons of St. Magnus and St. Bonosa, two Catholic saints who were slain at the j command of a Roman emperor nearly j 1,600 years ago on account of their re- j ligious beliefs, were buried in St. Mar- ! tip's Church in Louisville. The bones were found in the catacombs of Rome in I7fH*. Kaiser liars Faith Curers. Emperor William bus intervened to stem the spread of the faith-healing cult in Germany. His majesty has had long conference! with the chiefs of police for j the purpose of devising measures to j ■he campaign of the 1 brief Scientists, who have followers in the j higher circles of Berlin society. Trying to Starve Himself. Andrew Brilliant, charged with the j murder of David Davidson, at Bridge,, j Mont., last Thanksgiving night, I* said ] r be making a desperate effort to starva j himself to death. Fr eight day# Bid* t Rant has refused to touch feed. Dr. Daniel Colt Gilman, who was elect hi president of the Carnegie University sit a meeting of the trustees in Washing ton, was for tw'ii- he was secretary of ... . cu m ii • DK. I). C. tlll-HAN. ■he Mieffiehl scien tific school and professor of physical and politicgl geography from 1856 to 1872. ud has the degree of LL. I>. from Yale. Harvard, l’rincctou, Columbia. Bt. John's Mill the University of North Carolina, lie is a member of the British associa tion. president of the American Oriental Society, president or member of several educational funds, vice-president of the Archaeological Society of America, and Is president of the National C’vil Service Reform League. He is the author of a number of books ou historical and edu cational subjects. Dr. Gilman was born lu Norwich, Conn., in lb'll. i Henry T. Oxnard, who charges that the sugar trust is behind the proposed re duction of the Cuban sugar tariff, is the president of the American Beet So „ I'- ■ - vested in various parts of the cott Ury from the Atlantic .to the Pacific. His home is in San Fran cisco, and his wile, whom he married two years ago. was Miss Marie Pilchin. x ihat city. Mr Oxnard is a graduate M Harvard and is 42 years old. ._ Mrs. S off cl is the wife of the warden r' the Pittsburg jail, who accompanied the Biddle brothers, condemned murder ers, on their Higlit, wmmm^ them the means of 1 id to temporary ijfifl mental irresponsi- H "V lility. which she hi slmwn at times. JT* ’lllic woman's anv idly about her chi!- jt" drill, which usual- mV !If br . oneht 11 •' IM S3 home from eccen tric escapades, w.'.o ->•- ho: ki-x. relied upon by the Pittsburg police to lead to the capture of her companions. Hid probably would have been the means >f a later capture had they escaped in the ; dune. I)r. Edwin S. Uarr, who believes that, affiliation with a secret society is no bar to church membership, has resigned front . College Congrega tional Church at • jWheaton. 111., and ■wr wr\ pulpit of the First ifcsd yp Con kr e gationul T . Church of that in. (.urn. vanl. Yale and fil ally in post-graiiuate work at Leipsie. He has been In the ministry of the Con gregational Church for fifteen yc-r.,. Dr. Carr enjoys athletics, and recently gained the friendship of many of Wheaton Col lege students by supporting their eanso on this score. Dr. Carr's family circle consists of himself, wife and a son and daughter. Janies A. Patten, the oats king of the Chicago Board of Trade, is one Of the most popular men on the floor and a member of the new school of specula ' ' ""I tors who never lost ‘'4i3flWL > their equanimity r.< f mutter what may mfj I he the vagaries of I the market or what I Bv I their business foi s. k i Mr. Fatten is tin M > x tin- n: rajaRJgHU 1 1 ’ . '1 * :*• int v 1 HESSSE sXmrfi t!l ' iit I \ p"- In iSmuH never lose* even , . . . JAS. A. PATTEN. when he is raided by his friends, the bears, as was recently evidenced. • President M. L Lockwood of the American Anti-Trust League, who linn j i-t declared that a rigid enforcement f— -1 '^ C * aWB n °w exiat- j ing will kill all the I trusts, is a citizen j of Zelienople, I*;:. \\ j Ho ever has been ,ii known to take the ! iPB- s & I liL ' questions. Asa Petinsylvanhi lag- — State power over i.. lis KiMtku. corporations. and he early tiegnn tin agitation against gr vitig aggreg.itioos of capital. For ye. rs he has bei n in the oil business. Tbo Archbishop of Canterbury, who iia< been scieete 1 for the official task of p aring the impnial i ’ • * of ! Alt van ehiircbrnsn of Eng /***Jw®k land. His nani -i- , sail ha* i-en A.ei, bishop of Caii'er right er< wn wnßLjißiißßHs the queen wa# ile- i* i. m* cided in his favor over the Arcbbishcp of York by the emin of claims. Robbed iind It-aten to Death. Hyrnwii Lora*?. >r L<ei<-h. of Cieve fit nil, Ohio, was found dying in an alley st Pittsburg, fie claimed to have been with three inen tvio assaulted and rob bed him. Later be list consciousness ami died. A po**"t!ice has le**n estahlisbid at IloUis. O. TANARUS., wi j James N. Lindsey as post master. The British war office has ordered 10,- 000 horses to be bought in Prussia for use its Son th Africa. O and papers fsr sa e at this office.