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THE BLACKFOOT NEWS
rubllahad Kvmwy lalardaT« I'EHCT JOMCM, roWkkM BLACKFOOT, IDAHO. Lillian Russell Indignantly denies that she la engaged to William CL "Whitney. Mias Russell's denial was the first news of the matter that got Into general circulation. A military expert says. In Harper"» Weekly, that the number of wagons And animals required to supply an army Increases In geometric ratio with •ach day's march from the base. The statement makes It easier to under stand why forces can be moved much more rapidly In the offices of sensational newspapers than in the field. SO Heavy Is the burden of poetic ances tors which weighs on the little son re cently bora to the Hon. Neville Lyt ton, heir-presumptive to the earldom of Lytton. Through his father he is grandson of Owen Meredith and great grandson of Bui wer Lytton, and through his mother great-grandson of Lord Byron and grandson of Wilfrid Blunt The establishment of international telegraphs and telephones has made possibly direct dialogues between the foreign offices of different govern ments. A writer in the National Re view gees herein a lightening of the duties of diplomatic functionaries and a possible diminution of their import ance. The world is becoming one neighborhood. During the past winter, which has been marked by uncommonly high temperatures in the Northern Hemis phere, a similar elevation of temper ature appears to have occurred in the Southern Hemisphere, which, of course, has its summer when we have our winter. In South America, South Africa and Austrlia exceedingly hot weather wa3 experienced while our part of the world was enjoying a mild winter. The studies of the zodiacal light made at sea lead Mr. F. J. Bayldon, formerly of the British navy, to re mark that the air over the Paci<*4 Ocean appears clearer and better adapted for celestial observation (ban that lying over the Atlantic Ocean. Honolulu is admirably situated for clearness of air, and it may become an important outpost In astronomy, has already been selected as one of j the chief po : nts for the study of the vibrations of the earth. it A very large attendance has charac terized the Paris exposition ever since the formal opening. The American at tendance is much larger than was an ticipated. French republic, attends every dedica tion made necessary by the delayed completion and throwing open to tbo prblic of the various buildings. The two palaces cf fine arts were opened, with pictures by several hundred Am erican artists prominently displayed. American sculptors have a fine dis play, while architects, engravers, and miniature painters have a separate section. It is claimed that America excels in all the arts except sculpture. President Loubet of the It Is well koown that Mrs. Emmons Blaine has made munificent provision for establishing the Chicago Institute, With the twofold object of providing ideal educational ! conditions from kindergarten to college and offering to teachers the best advantages for pro-: î fessional training. One feature of the enterprise which is not often men- j tloned is of much Importance. After j the staff of instruction was appointed, I the twenty-six men and women comprise the staff were placed under | salaries and were allowed a year for i maturing their own qualifications be who fore being called to their respective Most of them are now pursu ehairs. lag special studies at universities. In a little western town, originally settled by Quakers, stands a church in which the practice of seating men and women apart still prevails. A few years ago, a newcomer mustered cou to cross the aisle and sit beside rage his bride. The second Sunday another man committed the same offence, and the third Sunday saw a generouB sprinkling of bared beads alongside spring bonnets. The aged minister, with outraged sense of propriety, chose for his text: "Let destruction come upon him at unawares; and let his net that he hath hid catch him self;" and minced no words In exposi tion. The men who had dared to stray from established custom rebelled at being eternally doomed for sitting be side their wives, and left the church In a body. The result is that today in that little town stands two church buildings, side by side, counterparts in size and paint and outlook; but in one the sexes are divided by a middle Isle, while in the other "promiscuous sitting" prevails. The trivialities which hinder Christlnm comity may travel far for an apter illustration. Fire insurance experts report that the last year has been one of great fire losses. They think tl»e "moral haz ard" as the risk of people burning their own property to get the Insur ance money Is called, was probably smaller than usual on account of the good times. When buildings are pret ty well accupled there Is less tempta tion to commit the offense than in a period of stagnation. Just now, elec tricity comes in for a good share of the blame for fires. As a cause, it operates for the most part out of sight, behind walls and under floors. AMERICANS AT PARIS EXPOSITION of w'tb a How Commissioner Peck Is Making Friends with France and.Germany And, from present appearances, when I Sousa comes back from his triumphal ! tour in Germany, his company will be ! equs'ly indispensable at all exposition fun >ns. Peck has certainly made ! him if known among his confreres, j While few persons could name at once 1 without reflection the English com- j misstoner. the German or the Belgian, ; certainly nobody, least of all the : French themselves, are in doubt as to j who heads the United States commis- • One of the French papers remarked the other day that Mr. Ferdinand W. Peck, the United States commissioner general to the exposition of 1900, was doing more inaugurating than Presi dent Loubet himself. This has been literally true for the past fortnight. / 3 i • V M 'JÊ V, fe fTOH _ , ,j-s , * X ' ■ # 'yy ^\/ai « 1 £3 d Jw * ✓ *3 ? x M. y y/y WÊn / ' Y; 4 9 r •J - * cyyLjz. m s & & m, Ui Ù y \ // £ » jinii y J y*r Wk ,/j y wmm li'lfl il ? ;S P . t X' m fj Cù m J r \ • w ? Û c v|. f, A* l A ÏR \t' HC9 r r «'ir T: Vf ft I •> ■: rtt- 1 'a /f. »vC'B'-v wM fi jt. Ha A SCENE IN THE SWISS VILLAGE —EIFFEL TOWER AND FERRIS WHEEL IN THE DISTANCE. sion. A few days ago Peck and a party, from the commission went down th 4 riven to VlncennP8 t0 °P* n forniall >' the United States section of the ma chinery exhibit there. They took the boat back, sharing it with Sousa's band. When the boat had reached th« Dn ,he Seine front, Peck ordered the boat £ t°P. requested the band to P 13 * the German national hymn. The German building was being in augurated, quietly and with moderate enthusiasm, that afternoon. Sousa's band played the hymn, and the Ger man commissioner-general, the Ger front of the German national palace man ambassador to Paris, and various other high functionaries of the Frnn so-German set here, appeared on the balcony and bowed in a dignified man ner to the Americans in the middle of :he river. This did not satisfy Mr. Peck, who Seemed to think they ought to show more spirit at the compliment he was paying them. So he stopped the boat at the nearest wharf, ordered : sverybody off. and then the whole line. ! headed by Sousa, marched to the very floors of the German building, where the "Wacht am Rhein." the "Mameii laise" and American national hymns were played over and over again, to the appsarance of that boat in the Seine nobody had beer, aware that the German building was being Inaug urated. It took the United Seales' en ergetic commissioner to advertise the fact. The. occasion called forth the expected enthusiasm from the Ger mans, and the evening papers spoke of the occurrence as "a pretty interna tional compliment." was gained. Up Mr. Beck's point The very last thing that Mr. Peek has Inaugurated was the Cora Kitchen, which Is now a reality, and a very engaging one. to Judge by the number of visitors who climb the two long flights of stairs in the United States agricultural annex, and taste of *he various dishes which the Am erican maize propaganda is offering il* guests. most of the visitors American 0 The only trouble Is that are Americans. That is not Just what the head tills curious 'ho men enterprise d*sire. They know well enough that Ameri- ! cans are fully persuaded of the bene- | fleent qualities of corn; hat they arc The night illuminations of the ex position are proving a great success. There have been a variety of accidents which have prevented, hitherto, these night fetes from keeping the promises that have been made in regard to them. The electrical apparatus of the Chateau d'Eau caught fire the other day. just as everything had been got ten ready for the tlrst fete, and threat ened at one moment to reduce the whole Cham de Mars to black and mournful cinders. It took ten days to trying to do Is to interest the French, to attract a large number of French visitors, who will. It may be presumed, advertise the kitchen and Us prod ucts. repair the damage, and then the Eiffel tower lights refused to work, and variety of other little accidents hap pened, so that not until night before last did the illuminations materialize in all their splendor. a Some little distance from the Maxim exhibit is that of the Red Cross socie ty, the two each other, working of this great organization. One meets its officers, reads its abund ant literature and gazes curiously at fearful surgical tools that glitter be neath glass cases m a score of boxes. Everything that the society uses is there. Against the wall stand various cynically contradicting Here one th# 8 whole models of wagons, stretchers and com- 1 bination« of the two. tolerably famll iar in the streets of nearly every large city. Machines to make bandages.oth ers to roll lint, and piles of medicated cotton of different kjnds 1111 cases on one side of the room devoted to this exhibit, and in the middle of the room SUBSTITUT! TOR II TEA BAU | The popular tea ball, that ha« be come a feature of every girl's tea tabic, « really the only propel w»v to make tea, as the Chinese, who are ad A 4T: i « j TEA-MAKING ATTACHMENT CUI\S. FOR a very realistic figure of a man w'tb a bloody head and his entire body »rap ped In bandages recline« on a typical Held stretcher; wax doctors leaning anxiously over him, and wax Slaters of Charity hovering about In case ol need. ILj Fever la llrruiaoy. The hay fever season is now begin ning In Germany. In north Germany it lasts from May 27 to June 3. In south Germany from May 2U to May To counteract the mistakes of Physicians who usually send thelr P atlt,uts *° the mmnU» iuto tlie t ' ollntr ?. an association has t>peu furrae '* 8,,er the pattern of the American Hay Fever association, which has. after careful consideration, »elected the island of Heligoland as the most suitable resort for hay fever patients. The society styles Itself "The Hay Fever I'nion of Heligoland" and has its headquarters in Hanover. All possible information concerning the ailment is gathered and advice and .. , other assistance to applicants Is given free of charge The union Is rapidly spreading over all parts of the empire, particularly in the northern and east era sections, whero grass arid grain grow in abondance. —Wolfgang Voltz. in Bremen correspondence to Chicago Record. *abjo«*t wan a T* n.l* r On«*. charming young Australian whh presented to the Prince of Wales, and not knowing how long naively re Not long ago a she should talk to him. quested him to tell her when to le nays a 1-ondon correspondent, highness assured her that It ive. His was for her to tell him when she was bored 1 In the chat which followed Hie g| r i said she had lived all hi-r life in place. "And traiian, who thought her royal tloner sought to learn her age Angeles TimeH one how many years h. you lived there?" said the prince, am bored, sir," quietly snld the Aus "I ques Txrs | mlttedly experts In tea the greatest tea drinkers the world I will testify A riov e |tj. of , h character, but somewhat dlffcrcntl"' ' urrangeil. more on the order of "he ! Chinese teacup, is Illustrated with. here^ When it la desired to make „ '■up of tea the necessary quantity o( i tea leaves are placed in the screen! basket arranged i n the center of a ! cover of somewhat larger diameter In the cut It illustrated a useful 1m than the top of the cup. Bolling poured through '•up. and a cap, which I cover the water Is then leave* Into the Is provided to placed o-.'t r It to of the vapor and aroma of the which Is thus allowed t few moments the basket, Is ! p re vent the escape ! tea, I steep for q •'■a will |, fl when the ready. According to the inve loavos ca en tor, the be m r l 'Kabi for making ! .1 second cup of ten. as they are not' deprived of all their valuable f|lla |,. ties by a single percolation of hot water. China's Empress. ^fin Extraordinary Woman of the Far East, / L / lira : itti % v f) > >< .V I -V r F s; : Ac S »)] * ' $ i i Pb v ~r TJ Fm ..ta. %%Wh y The empress of China is the Oriental char one ' r that ab (Dl attention ju«t n w real empre nafly -h*- mu* uoi but waa giv Tz** Hat U cot a but a uzurp**r. Ortet a rmprcaa at aU. that bon the mother of Hlcn Fn vy ■hr Hi.-n Fung was Che. and this at her op in 187] demanded ug that emp ded by T it tunlty Tuni; Cl without an hfttr. T (]. the least an a< III of Ihr royal fj Kwung Su. « ! and deposed î chor,» n. t: • ■ri; î Rut he w not 'ration to b< Tung grn of lh< th \0 hr due to Hicin Fung, ion »pttoi î *» <*mpr mt !«, ln I *» aunt. I» I the yoi ThU ' ' I peror. Tung fhc. wit heir to pvrpeturtle this dm) hb line To m Ity it wi hild emperor '<1 that w n ; th»» 1 icr.kw up h; first »on Che. Hi should b* ntn the a Tung h dowa j empress found lier *t u j to seize the power, for the young un I peror, Kwang Su. has had no children Having tasted the sw.ets ,,r power regent, she reluctantly resigned th- 1 reins Into the emperor * hands when ! he came of ag< long time she v ' ' In IMS. though for a vas still the real ruler. I unit; an "PRAIRIE SCHOONERS" FOR i KANSAS CITY. j Th " I * m,,, ral| c campaign managers i urP planning a surprise for the east * rn when they reach Kansas I to tb '' national î tlon. They have had men out In Kan sas ami N-hraska, anil even in Okia homa, organizing among the farmers and settleis parties to attend tin onven I ron Hev nre now "trek i vent Ion In "prairie si hooners." erul hundred people king" tant farms and toss country from their ills fill camp out on the I of the city In genuine west ! ern style. Thu convention managers are also planning to use the "prairie er«'' and their occupant , ns a feature of the big parade which is to lie of the events of They will form nrnoon one convention Seek. one entire sect Ion of | the parade, and along the sides of each of the canvas-covered wagons will lie stretched banners emhlazoned with ''T'''™"'' A Particularly picturesque del,. g i U °" '* expccted ,rom ,hf! Ozark moun HloKiinft. T7 ^ f m. ( W^T i * V ,M B » eitel ml rr o\ - r" v I - UAMI'INO OUT AT tain •_ j — KANSAS ('ITY counlry of Missouri and Arkan sas. ns many of the mountaineers on their way to Kansas City team*. are with ox ' When Kwang Hu began i id to ally hlnr ein cut at the errli- kw with Ik* itusa deter in w reform •oun th* r lh hi \< i-uU4 (AM » be '•iltUMfcl Mr tor iStti fi line of Tung lyie is at out« • of th# y w-r*. it baa « x«i ti.l not put K * ADt Th«* wrttar blitka th* at f«*r ihr tk>* ntury a. fro« t% : ran» pro )«Hiag »tat i tfcr C t ug Thi Call! tbf y tu l¥< nt, to re \ nOd* t?r. a»4 but a t nf a foi (M ; ful The* pur P 4 th Irntl^a hrttrfd. coi ii of mu*, ttllltag Hat. untrtaa fora mg :n 1 and id the he Chi Chao, lh feformers. Out of Oil, state of affairs the pres ent Boxer riots have grown a* a vie tent expression of I Ideas of the dowager tor of 175 wird of Kang Yu Wei and Usât mod outspoken of th* reurtlonSTT Ihn empress. ^/fm erica ^^buxJr a Wtle. A quiet, unostentatious lift star* snd stripes with lean wife proved io mm h more si ndi-r lk( dcvulcd A îOff* Xj *> 1 MR8 OTTO VON 8CHARZLRR. tractive to Olio von Hchaexler of D** led to IF ently a title of nobility a»* ' « moss-grown aeucstral castle In QÇ many, which lie Inherited cm the deat» of his father. Four years ago Maljf Oaniilir of Talents, III., met Otto *«• Schaezler, '•nport, town, that ho WHH ret Their acquaintance rlpcnH love and they were married. At • he time she did not know that he *H Hie eldest son of Baron vein 8c|i»«'il*f. whose country seat was at Uaslln bach, Eventually a cablegram, which brought news of the death of the old Imron Inti German? M unlch. near iu summoned Otto hack to the fathef Isnd to nnsume the title and estai**, «ave her lh« first Inllmatlrwi of h*f husband's titled von Hchaezlcr did not want to glv* W 1 her residence In the United States. *n<l her himlmnd waa well satisfied with hi* adopted country and Its Institution*' ; So the two went to flerma*iy »nd r< " j pounced their elalms In favor of lh* baron's for the tranfarence of his title, a 1,r ** sum of money nnd an annuity **•** settled upon Mr. von Srhacsler But Mr» nnccsl ry. In return younger brothor.