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HYDE SCORES A VICTORY IN MEETING
OF DIRECTORS OF EQUITABLE COMPANY
Concern to Be Made a Mutual One
but He Will Retain His Position.
PRESIDENT AXD VICE PRESIDENT OF THE EQUITABLE ASSURANCE COM
rAST, WHO SETTLED THEIR DIFFERENCES IN THE DIRECTORS' MEET
ING BEARING ON THE CONTROL. AND POLICY OF THE CONCERN. '
NEW YORK, Feb. 16.--James W.
Alexander and Jam< s EL Hyde were
re-elected president and vic<- presi
dent respectively of the Equitable Life
Assurance Society at the adjourned
meeting of the directors to-day. All
the other officers whose terms had ex
ptr«4 were re-elected.
A resolution was adopted recom
mending that policy holders be given
th" right to vote for directors, and a
committee which includes President
Alexander and Vice President Hyde
was* appointed to carry out this step,
which is practically the policy of mu
tualization advocated by President
Alexander.
The results outlined were reached
sffr a protracted session, which was
marked at times by considerable feel
MEXICAN CHILDREN SAID
TO BE IV INDIAN' SCHOOLS
diked States Agent Visits Points In
Southwest to Make Investi
gation.
EL PAPO. Texas. Feb. 16. — H. B.
Pears, agent for the United States
Indian Bureau. Is here investigating
the report that Mexican children have
been sent to the Government Indian
•chool from various parts of the
country on false affidavits that they
■were of one-fourth Indian blood.
It is claimed that hundreds of chil
dren have been rejected recently from
the Oklahoma school for this reason,
while others, it Is stated, are to be
found in all the Indian schools.
Resigns From Naval Service.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 16. — Passed
Assistant Paymaster G. R. Madden has
tendered his resignation from the
naval service. It has been considered
by Secretary Morton and will prob
ably be accepted. Madden entered the
service in 1902, being appointed from
California. r
OMAHA. Feb. 16.— Thre« coaches on th«
north-boond Missouri Pacific passenger train
No. 71 were overturned near Avoca to-day
as the result of a broken rail. Fireman Rol
lins was killed, D. I. Dean (engineer). Miss
Nellie Johnson and Express Messenger Foster
all ef Syracuse. Neb., were seriously hurt and
Fcver&l passengers were bruised.
ADV^RTISEMEXTS.
Faint Spells
Are very often attributed to biliousness,
and the stomach is treated to cathartics.
That's wrong:.
Faint spells are often accompanied by
biliousness, but . you will also notice
shortness of breath, asthmatic ' breath-
Ing, oppressed feeling in chest, weak or
hungry spells, which are all early syxnp-.
Toms of heart weakness.
Don't make the mistake of treating the
stomach when the heart Is the source of
the trouble. -
Dr. Miles'
New Heart Cure
Will strengths* the nerves and. muscles
of tlie heart.* and the fainting spells.* to-
gether with all other heart troubles, wilt ■
disappear. _ - . „; - . j _^
"Four years ago I was very low with
heart trouble, could hardly walk. One
day I had a fainting spell, and thought I
would die. Soon after I began using Dr.
Miles' Heart Cure, and after taking three
bottles I ' feel that I am - cured." —
EFOTE CLOUGH. -Ellsworth Falls.
Maine. ■ , ■ ' ■ "
The flret bettlt will benefit. If net, the
ftrofgist will return your money. '
ing. Friend? of Vice President Hyde
were disposed to view the outcome as
a victory for their side, but in other
quarters the result was regarded as a
ral compromise, in which the con
tending factions met half way.
That Hyde had a majority of the
directors with him, however, was never
in doubt. His election to the chairman
ship of the executive and finance com
mit ices was regarded as significant in
this connection.
To-day's solution of the society's
troubles was largely due, it is under
stood, to the conciliatory methods em
ployed by Senator Depew and Jacob
H. Schiff. Contrary to report, Schiff
had not arrayed himself on either side
and was among those who favored
mutualization.
LIVELY YEAR ALONG
EUREKA'S WATER FRONT
Report of Harbor Commissioners
Shows That Great Deal of Busi
ness Was Done.
EUREKA, Feb. 16.— The official re
port of the Board of Harbor Commis
sioners for the Dort of Eureka for the
year ending December 31, 1904, shows
that during that period there were
shipped from there 272,000,000 feet of
lumber, 6,000,000 pounds of dairy
products, 12.000.000 pounds livestock,
6,000,000 pounds of fruit, 3,000,000
pounds of grain, 4,000,000 pounds of
farm vegetables and 1,000,000 pounds
of high-grade wool.
By far the greater part of Eureka's
large trade is with San Francisco.
Of the vessels entering the port dur
ing the year 702 were steamships and
120 sailing vessels (tonnage 395,000),
and 701 steamships and 134 sailing
vessels cleared therefrom (tonnage
396,625.) Of these 685 were frbm
San Francisco and 676 bound there
for.
The total receipts of the port were
$2,030,001. The excess of exports
over Imports for the year was $2,627 -
293.
JAPANESE WRESTLER THROWS
A PRINCETON FOOTBALL MAN
College Students Given an Exhibition
of Jiu-jitsu by Ex
perts.
PRINCETON, N. J., Feb. 16. Pro
fessors T. Tornita and Y. Maeda of
Tokio gave an exhibition of Jiu-jitsu
before 1000 Princeton students to
day. Professor Tornita is said .to
have Instructed President Roosevelt
in the new manly art.
Maeda called upon the students for
volunteers to wrestle with him, and
B. Tooker. a football player and
champion wrestler, stepped forth.
He was quickly thrown. Feagles, the
gymnastic instructor, then took a
turn. By a quick attack he put the
Japanese on his back, but the Prince
ton man soon lost the advantage and
was easily downed.
| - Checks Marriage After Divorce.
HELENA, Mont., Feb. 16. — The
House this afternoon passed Repre
! sentative Bennett's bill preventing the
j defendant in a divorce suit, where un
j faithfulness is the charge, from re
i marrying: within five years, and then
j only »n proof of rood behavior.
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALi; FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 1905.
DICKENS RELICS
WILL BE SOLD
Interesting Notes Penned by
the Famous Novelist to
Be Auctioned in London
WHISTLER EXHIBITION
Leigh Hunt's House Is Soon
to Be Torn Down to Make
Room for New Buildings
Special Dispatch to The Call.
LONDON, Feb. 16.— Some of the most
genuinely interesting letters of Charles
Dickens in existence at the present time
will be sold at auction In London this
month. They were written by the au
thor of "Pickwick" to Georgre Catter
mole, who illustrated "The Old Curios
ity Shop" and "Barnaby Rudge." Cat
termole was one of Dickens' favsVite
illustrators, as well as his close friend.
The letters show what detailed sug
gestions Dickens was in the habit of
making regarding the pictures for his
novels. The following one, written by
Dickens to Cattermole in 1841, refers to
a drawing for "Barnaby Rudge":
Can you do for me by Saturday evening? I
know the time U short, but I think the subject
will suit you, and I am greatly pressed. A
party of rioters (with Hugh and Simon Tapp«r
fli conspicuous among them) in old John Wil
lrt's bar — turning: the liquor taps to their own
advantage — s»mashine buttles — cutting down thr
prnv* of lemons— KlttinK astride on casks —
driijkitiK out of the best i iinchbowls — eating: the
groat cheese — smoking sacred pipes, etc., etc.
John Willet. fallen backward in his chair, re
garding them with a stupid horror, and <iuite
alont* among Utah, with none of the Maypole
i ur-tomers at his back. It's in your way, and
you'll do it a, hundred times better than I can
Euggest it to you, I know.
Evidently he did; for in another let
ter to Oattermole, dated August 19,
IS4I, Dirkens says: "John Willet's bar
is noble." Then he outlines another
"Barnaby Rudge" picture as follows:
When Hugh and a small body of the rioters,
cut off from the Warren unbeknown to their
pals, they forced Into a ramshackle postchaise
Dolly Varden and Emma Haredale, and bore
them away with all possible rapidity, one of
their company driving and the rest running be
side the ohaisw. climbing up behind,
on the top, lighting the way with their torches,
etc.. etc. If you un express the women inside
wlthoui sbowtag them— as by a fluttering veil.
a delicate arm, or so forth appearing at the
half-cloced window- so much the better. Mr.
Tappertit stands on the steps, which arc partly
down. and. hanging on to the window with one
hand and extending the other with great majes
ty, addresses a few words of encouragement
to the driver and attendants.
Cattermole's drawings for "The Old
Curiosity Shop" drew the highest sort
of praise from Dickens. He wrote:
It i!» impossible for me to tell you how greatly
I am charmed with those beautiful pictures, in
which the whole feeling and thought and ex
pression of the little story ip rendered to the
gratification of my inmost heart; and on which
you have lavished those amazing resources of
yours with a power at which I fairly wondered
when I eat down yesterday before them. 1
t.iok them to Mac. straightway, in a cab— and
it would have done you good if you could have
BBSS and h.*ard them. You can't think how
moved he was hy the old man in the church,
or how proud I was to have chosen It before he
s;tw tho drawings. You arc such a queer fel
low, and hold yourself so much aloof, that I
am afraid to say half I would say touching my
grateful admiration. So you shall Imagine the
rest.
These letters are part of a valuable
collection of literary and musical relics
of the late Julian Marshall. It includes
one letter by Matthew Arnold and two
by Robert Browning, not to mention
manuscripts by Handel, Bach, Haydn,
Donizetti, Gounod. Spohr, Gluck and
Chopin. One of the Browning letters
is addressed to an amateur poet, who
wrote asking his advice about publish
ing a volume of verse. One paragraph
runs:
It sounds strange and almost sad to me that
I should be imagined of authority In thiE kind,
I wno for years could not get a line printed
except at my own expense, and I began half
a century ago. or more.
KIPLIXG AND FAMILY.
One of Rudyard Kipling's fellow pas
sengers on his recent voyage to the
Cape says of the novelist:
Kipling made a, delightful impress on every
one on board. He was cheery and courteous,
and not at all averse to conversation. ■ He
didn't display a great deal of energy, and he
obviously avoided moet of the games played on
ship, though once or twice he took a hand at
quoits witlf Mrs. Kipling. Generally he was
Ilanking the deck, talking or sitting quietly
reading. Sometimes he wrote in the smoke
room. He smoked pipes and cigarettes and
never played cards, though he admitted cas
ually on one occasion that he had "heard of
bridge." One niomlng he was seen playing
with one of the new pneumatic toy motor cars
and evidently extracting a good deal of
amusement from the manipulation of its steer
ing apparatus.
But on the whole his chief car* seemed to
center on his wife and children, and when he
■was not with the former he could generally
be found playing with the latter, chatting
gaily with them and thoroughly entering into
tbelr enjoyment. On Christmas day he joined
vigorously in a game of "follow my leader,"
and on one occasion he was observed taking
Ice cream from the dinner table to his children
In their cabins. Miss Klsie Kipling, aged 8. is
the elder and her brother John Is a year
younger. They are both pretty good children,
with good features, a happy and judicious
blend of mother and father.
Cosmo Hamilton, known in America
chiefly by means of his entertaining
magazine stories, is having a run of
popularity over here at present. He
has just been made editor of that staid
and fashionable unillustrated weekly,
"The World;" his musical comedy,
"The Catch of the Season," is having
a remarkably successful run; he has
more orders for plays than he could
turn out even if he w,ere two or three
Cosmo Hamiltons; and he has Just fin
ished a society novel entitled "DukVs
Son," which is to be published imme
diately. It deals with the fashionable
business of making a living out of
cheating at bridge.
IN MEMORY OF WHISTLER.
The coming Whistler Memorial Kx
hibilJon In London, which will open
on Washington's Birthday, promises to
be an uncommonly complete and rep
resentative collection of the American
artist's work in every style. Prac
tically every Whistler picture of note
will be on view, excepting the portrait
of Lady Archibald Campbell, with
which the trustees of the Philadelphia
Museum are not allowed by law to
part. The International Society of
Sculptors, Painters anl Graveurs,
which is organizing this exhibition, and
of which Whistler was the first presi
dent, appreciates greatly the generous
treatment which it has received from
owners of the artist's works the world
over — Americas in particular.
Perhaps the picture which will have
the greatest Interest for connoisseurs
will be that known as "The Large
White Girl," owned by Whittemore of
New Haven. This is the picture which
was painted by Whistler in the early
sixties and rejected at the Salon in
1863, bnt later shown In the Salon dcs
Refuses side by side with work by
Manet, Fantin Latour and others. It
went to the United States soon after.
Other famous works of Whistler at the
exhibition will be "The Artist's
Mother"— loaned by the Luxembourg
SENATE COMMITTEE AIMS
BLOW AT PRESIDENT.
ANTI - ADMINISTRATION BILL
IN order to strike at the President, the United States Senate Committee on
Interoceanic Canals authorized Senator Kittredge to prepare a bill curtailing
the chief executive's authority in the canal zone. This measure was pre
sented yesterday, simultaneously with the passage by the House of the Mann
bill, embodying the President's views. The House yesterday, Republicans and
Democrats concurring, bitterly rebuked the Senate for exceeding its rights in
amending the agricultural appropriation bill.
IGNORES HOUSE
CANAL MEASURE
WASHINGTON, Feb. 16.— Without
[ waiting for the Mann canal bill to come
from the House, the Senate Committee
on Interoceanic Canals authorized Sen
| ator Kittredge to prepare a new bill for
: the committee and"^ introduce it in the
Senate, which was done to-day. The
committee has been sittingfor several
weeks, having before it the Mann bill
: as originally reported in the House and
the amendments reported on Febru- j
. ary 1.
The Mann bill provides specifically :
! for the repeal of that part of the canal ,
; act authorizing the appointment of the
; Isthmian Canal Commission and fixing
: its duties and powers. This section is j
eliminated from the Senate bill and the
entire question is covered in the first
j section, which extends the present canal j
| act. The bill introduced by Senator ;
I Kittredge follows out practically all j
j the remaining provisions of the Mann i
i bill, but provides also a number of new j
i features. .
One important change is in the sec
tion which extends the authority now
enjoyed by the President for the con
| trol of the canal zone. The Senate bill
I extends this authority until the end of
the next regular session of Congress,
while the Mann bill provided for an ex- I
j tension until the end of the next Con
i gress.
Another new feature of the Senate
bill is as follows:
All income at any time received by the
' United States from rentals, dividends or oth
! erwise in respect of any property now pos-
s essed or hereafter acquired in connection with
{ the canal or railroad works shall be turned
■ Into and credited to the fund for the con-
I Btruction of said canal and works.
Two new sections are added, \>ne be
! inp: as follows:
That all laws affecting imports, goods, wares
i and merchandise and entry of persons Into tlie
, I'nited States from foreign countries shall ap
; ply to articles, goods, wares and merchandise
! and persons coming from the canal zone, isth
: muß of Panama, and seeking entry into any
State or Territory of the United States or the
i District of Columbia.
The other provides for the deposit of
[ not to exceed $1,500,000 with a bank
i having a fiscal agent on the isthmus of
i Panama in order that there may be a
sufficient supply of money to meet the
| necessary expenses of the Government.
JOHNNY SMART,
Who does si unts. proposes to Miss
Jolly. Nothing doing. In next Sun
day's comic section.
PLANS TO PLACE BMME
UPON INNOCENT PERSON
Evil Scheme Discovered In Connection
With Pawnbroker Guilty of
Receiving Stolen Goods. ,
NEW YORK, Feb. 16. — Edward M.
Harlam, one of the wealthiest pawn
brokers In the city, has pleaded guilty
to an indictment charging hinf with
being a receiver of stolen goods. He
was remanded to prison to await sen
tence.
Affidavits are said to be in posses
sion of the District Attorney showing
that some person had offered to pay
two city detectives $10,000 each and
another man $5000 if they would ar
range evidence which would have
shifted the case toward an innocent
person, an ignorant foreigner having
been selected. In the latter's rooms
it was proposed to place a quantity
of stolen silk, some of which figures
in the case.
ANNOUNCEMENT MADE
OF ROYAL ENGAGEMENT
Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha to
Wed a Niece of the German
Empress.
COBURG, Feb. 16. — The betrothal
is announced of the Duke of Saxe-
Coburg and Gotha to the Princess
Victoria, eldest daughter of Duke
Frederick of Schleswig-Holstein-Son
derburg-Glucksburg. The Princess is
a niece of the German Empress, while
the bridegroom-elect is a nephew of
King Edward of England.
authorities, who rarely make such a
concession — the "Carlyle" from the
Corporation Gallery in Glasgow, and
the "Sarasate" from the Carnegie Gal
lery, Pittsburg. Most of the gems of
the magnificent collection of Whistler
etchings owned by Howard Mansfield
of New York will also be on view.
LANDMARK DOOMED.
Still another of London's landmarks
is doomed, and this time one well
known to Americans — Leigh Hunt's
house in. Kensington. The house, which
stands in Edwarries Square, is to be
torn down to make room for a proposed
flat building. Here Leigh Hunt lived
for eleven years, which were the most
prosperous, the most industrious, and
the most happy of his life. Up to 1840,
when he moved to Edwardes Square,
Hunt lived at No. 4 Upper Cheyne Row
in Chelsea, where he had Carlyle as his
near neighbor and friend, and in these
days the author of "Abou Ben Adhem"
was harassed constantly bji money
troubles.
Soon after his change of residence,
however, Hunt's annoyances were
brought to an end by the grant to him
of a pension of $1000 a year from the
Civil List and the receipt of an annuity
of $600 from Shelley's son. "A heaven
fall," he called it, "one of the wishes
of my beloved friend, Shelley." At the
Edwardes Square house, Hunt did most
of his best work, including "Palfrey,"
the "Jar of Honey," the "Old Court
Suburb," the "Stories From the Italian
Poets," much of his autobiography,
anti a good deal of miscellaneous work.
HOUSE PASSES
THE MANN BILL
WASHINGTON, Feb. 16— The Mann
bill to provide a government for the
canal zone was passed by the House
to-day. The bill gives all the right of
government of the canal zone to the
President until the end of the next
Congress, but provides that the gov
ernment shall be so exercised as to pro
tect the inhabitants in the free enjoy
ment of their liberty, prosperity and re
ligion. It abolishes the Isthmian Canal
Commission and places the work of the
construction of the canal in the hands
of the President and such persons as
he may appoint and employ. It does
not undertake to determine whether the
canal shall be constructed as a sea
level or a lock-level waterway.
While the bill abolishes the canal
commission so far as the law Js con
cerned, it authorizes the President to
retain the commission as a commission
or its individual members as consult
ing engineers if he shall so desire. ,
Authority to condemn 3031 shares of
stock in the Panama Railroad now in
the hands of private owners is carried
in the bill, and the President is author
ized, when full and complete control of
the railroad is acquired, to operate it
through such persons as he may select
in order that the road may be used,
as far as Is necessary, as a part of the
construction work on the canal.
CHANGES ANNOUNCED
IN FORESTRY SERVICE
Secretary Wilson, Now In Control,
Sends Letter Announcing Pol
icy to Plnchot.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 16.— Secretary
Wilson of the Department of Agricul
ture has notified Gifford Pinchot,
chief of the forestry bureau, of the
approval by the President of the act
transferring the forest reserves from
the car e of the Department of the In
terior to that of the Department of
Agriculture, and sets forth in general
the policy and rules that will be fol
lowed in the administration of the
forestry bureau. The act, which
makes some important changes in ex
isting conditions, is as follows:
The Secretary of the Department of Agri
culture shall, from and alter the passage of
this act. execute or cause to be executed all
laws affecting: public lands heretofore or here
after reserved under the provisions of section
twenty-four of the act entitled "An act to
repeal the. timber-culture laws, and for other
purposes," approved March thinl. eighteen
hundred and ninety-one, and acts supplemental
to and amendatory thereof, after such lands
have been so reserved, excepting such laws a*
affect the eurveylng, prospecting, locating ap
propriating, entering, relinquishing, reconvey
ing, certifying, or patenting of any such lands.
Sec. 2. That pulp wood or wood pulp
manufactured from timber in the district of
Alaska may be exported therefrom.
Sec. 3. That forest supervisors and rangers
shall be selected, when practicable, from
qualified citizens of the States or Territories
in which the said reserves, respectively, are
situated.
Pec. 4. That rights of way for the con
struction and maintenance of dams, reservoirs,
water plants, ditches, flumes, pipes, tunnels,
and canals, within and across the forest re
serves of the United States, are hereby grant
ed to citizens and corporations of the I'nited
States for municipal or mining purposes", and
for the purposes of the milling and reduction
of ores, during the period of their beneficial
use, under such rules and regulations as may
be prescribed by the Secretary of the Interior
and subject to the laws of the State or Terri-
ADVERTISEMENTS.
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BITTER REBUKE
TO THE SENATE
WASHINGTON. Feb. I«.— The House
to-day entered an emphatic protest
against the action of the Senate
amending the agricultural appropria
tion bill so as to eliminate the draw
back feature of the Dingley tariff act
affecting wheat. Both Payn« of New
York, the majority leader, and Wil
liams of Mississippi, th« minority
leader, urged that the bill bo tent back
to the Senate.
Payne said he did not intend to dis
cuss the merits of the Senate amend
ment, whether i< was wise or un
wise. He was loudly applauded by
both Republicans and Democrats when
he asserted that the main question was
"whether that clause in the constitu
tion which declares that all bills for
raising revenue shall originate in the
House shall be cherished by this House
8« one of its privileges." The ques
tion, he said, also was "whether we
will resent any infringement from any
source of that clause of the constitu
tion."
Williams, the minority leader, alluded
to the action of the Senate "in engag
ing a strenuous effort to prevent a real
or supposed attack by the executive —
a usurpation in the opinion of the
Senate upon its 'function and dignity," ■
and said it was a peculiarly inappro
priate time for the Senate to attempt
"to make a plain, palpably obvious and
aggressive attack upon the dignity of
the House."
The resolution returning th<- bill
as amended to the Senate was adopted
on a yea and nay vote— 26l to s— those
voting against it being Davis and Olm
stead of Minnesota. Adams of Wiscon
sin, Marshall of North Dakota and
Jones of Washington, all Republicans.
KNOW-IT-ALL JAKE
Is shown that politeness Is oft a
boomerang. In next Sunday's comic
section.
Tory In which said reserves «r» respectively
situated.
Sec. 5. That all money received from the
sale of any products or the use of any land
or resources of said forest reserves shall b.
covered into the Treasury of tbe United
States, and for a period of flve years from
the passage of thU act shall constitute a
special fuml available, until expended, as the
Secretary of Agriculture may direct for the
protection, admanistration, improvement and
extension of Federal forest reserve*
The Secretary announces that all
officers of the reserve service trans
ferred will be subject to the instruc
tions and report directly to the chief
forester. It is also announced that
under an order signed by the Presi
dent on December 17, 1904, the whole
forest reserve service is classified and
placed under the civil service law.
The Secretary further states the pol
icy of the department will be for the
protection of the permanent resources
of the reserve and "that the wood,
water and forage thereof shall be
conserved and wwely used for the
benefit of the homebuilder first of
all."
He concludes his letter by saying
that questions of conflicting interests
must be decided on the principle of
greatest good to the greatest number
in the long run and that the adminis
tration of each reserve is to be left
very largely in the hands of the local
officers under the eye of thoroughly
trained and competent inspectors.
ANCIENT BRIBE
MONEY STOLEN
Collector Alleges Loss of
Coin That Was Once tho
Property of Judas Iscariot
WOMAN IS ARRESTED
Claims Domestic Pilfered
Piece of Siher for Which
He Was Offered $22,000
Special Dispatch to Th« Call.
NEW YORK, Feb. 18— That ther«
had been stolen from him by his house
keeper, whom he accused in court, one
of the thirty pieces of silver which
wer© paid to Judaa Iscarlot for his be
trayal of the Savior, was asserted by
Mark Fisher In a West Side court this
afternoon. In addition to this coin, |M
said, the woman took many others, the
total collection being valued at from
$50,000 to $60,000.
Fisher is a member of the Automo
bile Exchange. He has been collecting
rare coins for years. The silver piece
which is supposed to havo passed
through the hands of the traitor Judas
was the star of his collection. He was
offered $22,000 for it by the Rothschilds
In London last summer, he says.
The woman, Margaret Wallmer,
whom he had employed only a few
days ago. disappeared shortly after
Fisher missed his box of coins. Detec
tives arrested the woman, who denied
the theft. She was held and will re
main in custody until her trunks are
brought back from Greenwich, Conn.
The box. according to Fisher, con
tained also many other valuable coins,
two of which are more than $3000 years
old.
BABY BIX>WX TWENTY FEET
BtT ESCAPES UNINJURED
Hurled Through Air by Explosion, but
Land* Safely in Its
• Carriage.
• DES MOINES, lowa, F>b. I«.— By
the explosion of a soft coal range to
day the 14-months-old baby of Mr.
and Mrs. Robert Dale was blown out
of the high rhair in which it was sit
ting and hurled twenty feet Into an
adjoining room, landing squarely in
the baby carriage. The mother was
attending to her work in the kitchen
while the child was eating its break
fast. When the woman rallied from
the shock of the terrific explosion she
ran for the chiM and found it in tbfl
baby carriage, where It was screaming
in a high key, its clothing covered
with dust and soot. The kltch«n was
a wreck.
When the physicians announce^
that the child was not injured the
mother fainted.
SALE OF THE METHODIST
PROPERTY NOT CANCEL KI>
Transaction Affecting San Francisco
Book Concern Remains as
It Was.
NEW YORK, Feb. 15.— Dr. Main
of the Methodist Book Concern
to-day:
- The sale of cur San Francisco property to
Louis Friedman has not been canceled, as re
ported in San Francisco. If Mr. Friedman
desires to relinquish his purchase he will be
allowed to do so, but under no circumstances
will we pay a bonus. The title la clear ana
everything has been regular. We do not Be
lieve that Mr. Friedman will desire to give
up his purchase, but if he should so de9l?>
the property will be transferred to our Cl 3 I
ctnnati house at the same prica Mr. Friedman
has agreed to pay.
LIBRARIES COST CARNEGIE
THE SUM OP 559.000.000
Steel King Has Provided for Total
of Twelve Hundred of
Them.
NEW YORK, Feb. I«.— Since An
drew Carnegie decided that he would
die poor he has given more than $39.
000,000 for libraries, there being no
less than 12»0 of these in various
parts of the United States, Canada and
England. These figures were com
piled by Betram. Carnagie's secre
tary, who spent thirty days looking up
the statistics.
NEW YORK. Feb. IS.— Bishop McUnn of
Chicago, who ha« been very ill for some time,
is reported worse.

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