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,F. PARIS EXPOSITION. Something about the Edifice that is to be Devoted Entirely to Ameri can Publishers. A Unique feature that will Tend to Popularize the Great Event in this Country. Mr. Capebart, formerly of North Dako ta, Director of the Liberal Arts Department. In a recent issue of the Dallas (Tex.) News appeared the following Chicago correspondence, written l.v Mr. Jack M. Lowe, one of the assistants to Commissioner General Peck, in charge OL the United States exhibits at the forthcoming Paris exposition. The Bismarck Tribune adds a little per sonal mention to the original in rela tion to Mr. Capehart, who was ap pointed Director of Liberal Arts and Chemical Industries for tlie United States: When the Lnite'd States received its apportionment of spaces, tii.it assigned to the liberal arts was found to be 100.7 feet long by 79.'.Hi feet deep, or 7799 square feet. Circulating aisles had to be arranged in this space, and ,. ',''% V'"4 enough for two classes of the eight. He began to look around to see if more space could be assigned to this depart ment. Mr. CapeQiart for a number of years lias been allied with the printing indus tries and has spent considerable time of late years in Europe in the interest of American machinery, producers. Knowing that American" machinery in this line was the best made, he was aware that this industry needed quite a space to sliow largo printing presses, etc. Finding all the available spaces in the different exposition palaces dis posed of, the idea of constructing a building near that of the main palaces occurred to hiui. After finding all ground available for such buildings already assigned his eye rested on the park in the Eplanade des Invaliiles section of the exposition grounds. At lirst the United States representative wanted to take up the trees in this park, which vary from 21/, to 13 inches in diameter and stand about sixteen feet apart. Commissioner General Peck promised to replace tho trees after the exposition, but the French authorities, owing to a law in effect in the- city of Paris against the killing of trees, could not allow this to be done. Then Mr. Capehart. thought of putting up a building in this grove of trees, allow ing columns to be of such a diameter that the trees could grow through and still the columns lie at the regular dis tances. This building will be known as the publishers' building, and which, from t'lie illustration of the exterior and interior views, with description of same, the reader can see is quite unique. Since the plans of this build ing have been accepted by the French ALEXANDER S. CAPEHART. Director of Liboral Arts and Chemical Industries, United States Paris Exposition Commission. it was readily seen that for the pur pose it -was to 'be used there was not enough exhibit area to allow a credit able showing of the United States in the liberal arts industries. The department of liberal arts, un der the French classification, included equipment, processes and products of typography, taking in various printing processes, equipment and products of bookbinding, maps and apparatus for geography, cosmography and topog raphy, instruments of precision, coins anu medals, medicine and surgery, materials, processes and products of musical instruments, and theatrical appliances and equipment. The reader can see by the classifi cation that 7799 square feet, after cir culating aisles are deducted, leaving about 5,000 square feet for exhibit pur poses, is indeed a very limited amount. Since then 200 exhibitors have applied for 40,000 square feet. The director of this department, Mr. Alex S. Capehart, was present in Paris when most of the space, assigned to the United States was turned over to Commissioner General Peck. Mr. Capehart knew that the space allotted to liberal arts was not much more than 'JUKJM MM I authorities it is understood that that government has constructed a building embodying this idea of utilizing the space winch, during ordinary times, constitute the shaded sides of" a mili tary parade ground. This is only another instaucfe of Am erican genius utilizing what would otherwise be a waste. Without this additional space for liberal arts the United States would have one of the industries in which she leads very much crippled in fact, other indus tries in this department are allowed more space, and Director Capehart has devoted his time to utilizing the regu lar section to the best advantage. Both the printing industries and oth ers, while there is not enough space to allot as the director would like, Mr. Capehart is assured of a complete and very interesting exhibit which will be a credit to ths country. The followng is a description of the publishers' building: The edifice at the Pa^is exposition which is to be known as the United States' publishers' builidng, and now being constructed under the authority of Commissioner General Peck, is to be an annex to the department of lib- UNITED STATES PUBLISHERS' BUILDING, PARIS EXPOSITION. Soction Interior Perspective. 1 jjnnrtmUtlUtlKl mttusn1- TWENTY-SEVENTH YEAR. BISMARCK, NORTH DAKOTA, FRIDAY, NOV. 10, 1899. FIVE CENTS eral arts and chemical industries, of which A. S. Capehart is director. This building is for the exclusive exhibition of American printing house machin ery and allied interests, and in it will be maintained a headquarters for the publishers of the United States. These headquarters, as well as the building, will be under the charge of Charles II. Simuis, assistant director of the de partment of liberal arts and chemical industi*ies. The building will be unique both in the character of its construction and appearance. It will be situated im mediately adjoining the main exhibit palace in the Esplanade des Invalides section of the exposition, the palace in which will be displayed the manu factured products of the United States, such as decorations and furnishings of public and priate buildings, silver ware, jewelry, stationery, ceramics, etc. The ground to be occupied by the publisiiers' building is studded with a series of shade trees. The interior will resemble a large gallery made up of a series of domes supported by or namented columns, the whole hand somely and appropruely decorated. In about the center of this building— which, it will be observed, is to be one continuous exhibit hall—will be lo cated the space known as the pub lishers' headquarters. These quar ters will be equipped with appropriate furniture and modem conveniences for correspondence, mail, telegraphic, mes senger and other necessary service, and will be available to United States publishers as a rendezvous and meet ing place: at: these headquarters United States publishers who may de sire courtesies from the exposition embossing, scoring, mezzotint, color and book printing presses, and an up to-date multiple newspaper perfecting machine of large capacity. PERSONNEL OF LIBERAL ARTS DEPARTMENT. In the Paris exposition as in all other events North Dakota is represented. The director of the Department of Liberal Arts which comprises over half the exhibits, is Mr. Alex S. Cape hart. a native of Ohio, for several years a resident of North Dakota, and during the past four years represent ing some extensive American inter ests abroad. Mr. Capeliart's news paper connections are well known in tlie northwest. At one time lie was on the Minneapolis Tribune staff, later was with the Kargo Argus and North Dakota correspondent, for several east ern papers. lie was private secre tary to Governor Andrew II. Burke during the lime lie was governor of North Dakota, during which period lie invested in cattle and horses which afterwards netted him a handsome re turn oil the investment. lie was chosen as one of the judges in the me chanical arts department at the World's Fair in Chicago where lie made the acquaintance of Hon. F. W. Peck, now commissioner general for the United States to the Paris exposition. After the Chicago exposition Mr. Cape hart joined a Washington syndicate, of which the Bismarck Tribune editor was a member, in the publication of a scientific magazine, and the promot ing of some inventions. lie went to Europe in the interest of the Monoline Linotype machine—in litigation over patents in rhis country—and estab lished extensive brandies in the Eu- CHARLES HARRIES SIMMS. Assistant Director of Liberal Arts and Chemical Industries, U. S. Paris Imposition Commission. authorities will be expected to register. Around tiiese headquarters will be installed the exhibits of American printing house machinery, appliances and supplies. These, for obvious reasons, can not be described in detail at t'liis time. It is enough to sav. •however, that they will comprise in their composite as well as in their sequence form, an exhibit which will include practically all oi the very lat est, most novel and efficient machin ery. appliances, devices, methods and processes now employed in modern United States commercial, publishing and newspaper printing establish ments, beginning with tne handling of the single movable type, in a well ar ranged and perfectly equipped com mercial printing office the various ma chines for the mechanical composition OL type, the latest appliances for the practice of electro-deposition pro cesses a complete commercial book binding establishment, introducing the latest automatic machinery for this class of work various styles of ropean capitals. Mr. Capehart is a gentleman of great energy and ex cellent judgment and the publishers, printers and allied industries of this country are fortunate in having such a competent person in charge at Paris. The headquarters of the United States commissioner is at present in the Auditorium building at Chicago but Mr. Capehart expects to have the bus iness so well in hand that lie can leave for Paris liefore January 1st.. Mr. Capeliart's chief assistant is Mr. Charles II. Sinnns, who was appointed from Ohio by Commissioner Peck. He is a native of Dayton, and was a mem ber oi the Harvard university class of ISiM). For a number of years lie has been the proprietor and manager of the Dayton Evening News. He affili ated with the associated Ohio dailies, and took an active interest in the do ings of that body. He recentlv sold his interest in the Dayton Evening News and received- the above appoint ment. Mr. Simms will be in charge of the publishers' buildings and head «f* -v-*^ JfiE UNITED STATES PUBLISHERS' BUILDING, PARIS EXPOSITION. tribune. quarters, under the direction of Mr. Capehart. and the publishing frater nity are fortunate in having two news paper men to. look after liieir interests and welfare during the exposition. Ail publisiiers of the United States, no matter how small or what industry they represent in the printing business will be welcome at these head quarters. Mr. Oliver C. lline was appointed from Washington. D. C.. by Commis sioner General Peck as an assistant or expert in this department. lie is a graduate of Georgetown university and law school of 1891. Practiced law in Washington until the beginning of the late war, when he volunteered and stood the competitive examina tion for a lieutenant in the United States marine corps. lie was ap pointed by the president as second lieutenant and assigned to the United States ship Harvard (New York), on which lie served during the war. After tlie war lie resigned and received the above appointment. Tlie other assistant'or expert in this department is Mr. .lack M. Lowe, who was appointed by Commissioner Gen eral Peck from Texas, and who has been connected with the mechanical department of the Galveston-Dallas News for the past twelve years. STRENGTHENING ESQUIMAULT. British Not to Be Caught Napping In the Pacific. NEW YORK, NOV. 9.—A special to The Times from Montreal says: Eng land does not intend to be taken una wares in any move that may be made in tho Pacific, as a result of a possible combination of two or more hostile powers against her interests in that quarter of the globe. It is learned that a strong detachment of marines whose sailing from England was not an nounced, will arrive at Halifax within a day or two. en route to Esquimault, B. C., the British stronghold and naval base in the Pacific ocean. The fortifi cations at Esquimault are also under going considerable strengthening and enlargement, and a large number of heavy gnus have recently been shipped across the continent to be mounted at ttiat fortress. The reason for the hurried strength ening of Esquimault lies in the appre hension of the imperial government that Russia may seize the opportunity of the Boer war to attack England ill the East. Recent concerted action of the Russian and French fleets in the Mediterranean, which drew out a pro test from Great Britain, taken in con nection with significant utterances by the Russian and French press, may have led the British war office to deter mine the precautionary steps, of which the strengthening of Esquimault and Halifax form a part. The actual strength of, the force of marines now on their way to Esqui mault is not known. They are being conveyed by steamer, the Carthgenian of the Allan line, specially chartered for the purpose. A number of maiines will be left at Halifax, but the bulk will go to Esqui mault. BRIEF BITS OF NEWS. A Northwestern branch of the Inter national Bureau of Commerce will be established in St. Paul. At the Hercules Athletic club, Brook lyn, Marty McCue got the decision ovei Oscar Gardner at the end of the 25th round. In a decision at St. Paul Judge Otis ruled that a witness in a civil case need appear only on the day for which he receives fees. The Brainerd and Northern has or dered 25 logging cars for immediate de livery, in anticipation of an increased business during the coming winter. The Kootenai "Valley branch of the Great Northern will be open for busi ness on the 15th inst. This will open np anew mining district to rail traffic. The Union Pacific has decided to make Sioux City a terminal point and Btates that more comfortable and com modious buildings would be erected soon. ..... 'V "v «. •**$: T„•*'*' i5rr«=. SAMOA DIVISION United Slates Gels Tutnila and tlie Small Subsidiary Islands. Germany Takes Opoli, Savaai and Small A"acent Groups. Great Britain Withdraw? in Ex change for Cenoesaio. Else where. BERLIN, Nov. 3.—It is officially an nounce .: that an agreement, subject to the approval of the United States, had been arrived at between Germany and Great Britain, by virtue of which the Samoan act is repealed and the islands of Opoli, Savaii and the small adjacent islands fall to Germany as free prop erty, and the island of Tutuila and the subsidiary islands go to tlie United States. Great Britain, it is added, re nounces any claim to the Samoan islands, and Germany, in turn re nounces any claim to tho Tonga islands and to Savage island, in favor of Great Britain, and also cedes Choiseul and San Isabel, the two easterly islands of the Solomon group, with their insular surroundings to Groat Britain. Tho consular representatives of the two pow ers in Samoa and tho Tonga islands are to be withdrawn for the present and German subjects are to have the same rights as British subjects in regard to the free and unimpeded enlistment of native laborers in the whole of the Sol omon group, in the possession of Great Britain, including Choiseul and San Isabel. BASUTU UPRISING. Ranger Now Admitted by the British to lie Imminent. NEW YORK, NOV. 9.—A dispatch to The Tribune from London says: The danger of a Basuto uprising is now ad mitted to be imminent and this will af fect General Buller's plan of campaign, and may render necessary the mobili zation of a second army corps. Great confidence is felt in tho personal in fluence of Sir Godfrey Lagden, tho British resident in Basutoland, who prevented Lerothodi from assailing the Free State at the time of the Jameson raid. It is now hoped that he can keep under restraint the paramount and les ser chiefs. The Basutos have a large force of mounted warriors armed with rifles and highly skilled mounted in fantry and they-have an innate passion for fighting and strong animosity to wards the Dutch. An experienced British officer says: "Remember that no white troops can operate in that country. We have the credit for beating them in the last Basuto war, but in reality they gave in of their own will. Unless Lagden can now hold them back by appeals to their loyalty to England, they will fight, and this will mean that when our war with the Dutch is over, wo must engage in an endless and perilous campaign in Basutoland." Certainly, with the Free State at war with England, it is impossible for the British troops to police the Basuto bor der or take any but ineffective precau tionary measures for averting a dire catastrophe. This black menace is the darkest cloud now settling over South. Africa. BOERS LOST HEAVILY. Further Report* of Friday's Battle Near- Ladynniitli. ESTCOUHT, Natal, Nov. 9.—A reliable native has brought confirmatory evi dence of Friday's fight south of Lady smith. A reconnaissance in force was made by a British division, the object being to relieve the Colenso column, which had been attacked by the Boers. The British infantry charged the Boers, who were strongly posted on Globlers Kloof hill, and drove them down on the plain towards the Tugela river, when the British cavalry, executing a fine flanking movement, charged the Boers, almost annihilating them. The plain was strewn with slain Boers. An armored train has again left for Colenso with a company of the Dublin Fusileers and a railroad engineering staff to repair the line. No fighting is supposed to have occurred Saturday as no firing was heard. MARYLAND SETURNS. Democrats Carried the State by Nearly '12,000 Majority. BALTIMORE, Nov. 9.—Returns from close counties in Maryland continue to. come in slowly, but enough is now known to assure to the Democrats con trol of both sections of the general as sembly. Full returns from Baltimore city give Smith (Dein.) a majority of 8,192 in the city and returns and esti mates from the rest of the state give his total majority at 11,895. FT ,FA N 'M I $ 31 1 Hf il I A s~ I "J I 4 'il Ml