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1CLE SAM'S WEALTH
TEST REPORTS SROW IT TO
IE 107 BILLION DO LLARS.
Lease From 1900 to 1904 Unparal
^led in Our History—Taxation Has
Uot Kept Pace—Has Increased
Since 1350, but not in Proportion
the Amount of Property.
The following report of the wealth
[the United States has just been
The total estimate of the national
^alth In 1904 was $107,104,192,410, ac
rding to a special report issued by
census bureau on wealth, debt and
nation, which represents an increase
the four year period from 1900 to
of $18,588,885,635. This advance
national wealth has no parallel in
le history of the United States ex
bpt the decade from 1850 to 1860. In
p50, when the first estimates of the
ational wealth were made, the fig
ires were only $7,135,780,228. The
lost potent cause for the increase in
Jie nation's wealth from 1900 to 1904,
is stated, was the reaction from the
aw prices of the period of depression
from 1893 to 1896. The annual in
fcrease of wealth per family from 1890
fo 1904 was $182.
Debt of This Nation.
The total public indebtedness of
■continental United States In 1902
Iwas $2,789,990,120; and the total per
»capita indebtedness, $35.50. The total
lindemedness for the national govern
fment for the same year was $925,011,
637, and the per capita Indebtedness
as $11.27. The indebtedness of the
United States is its gross indebtedness
less cash in the treasury. The total
indebtedness of continental United
States in 1890 was $1,789,112,842, that
of the national government was $851,
912,752, and the per capita was $31.76
and $13.60, respectively. In 1902 the
annual interest chaste on the public
debt of the continental United States
Is shown to have been approximately
$115,206,558, or an annual payment of.
$1.46 for each Individual.
Debt of Other Nations.
In Great Brttian the per cavital In
debtedness of all classes, national and
local, was 3.8 3.93 times of the United
States; France 4.86, and in Italy 2.25.
The assessed valuation of property
subject to advalorem taxation has in
creased from 1850 to the present time,
but It has not kept pace with the in
crease in the actual national wealth.
The total assessed valuation of prop
erty in 1902 was $35,338,316,833, while
ia 1890 it was only $25,473,173,418. The
estimated true value of all property in
1902 was $97,810,749,590, against $65,
037,091,085. The total levies of ad
valorem taxes was, in 1902, $724,736,
539, and the tax rate per $100 of esti
mated true value, ,.«.74.
The net indebtedness of the country
was slightly less at the close than at
the beginnipg of the year. In the case
of the national government, states and
territories and counties, the receipts
exceeded the payments, and at the
close of the year these governments
had smaller net indebtedness than at
the beginning. In the case of minor
civil divisions and especially the large
cities, the situation was reversed and
the payments for expenditures ex
ceeded the revenue receipts, causing
an increase in net indebtedness.
FARMING TRUST REVOLT.
Northern Moldavia Is Scene of Many
Vienna, Austria—The seriousness
of the situation in northern Moldavia
growing out of the agraian disorders
has not, according to the latest tele
graphic reports reaching here from
Czernowitz, on the border, been ex
It is estimated that 400 farms ih
Moldavia have been devastated, 8000
fugitives have fled over the Rouman
ian frontier into Austria, and a total
of 10,000 Jews are homeless.
The number of dead and wounded
cannot be given accurately, but the
reports of today give a total of about
85 men killed and about 150 wounded.
The outbreak seems today to have
been partially suppressed. The Rou
manian government Is still sending
troops into the affected district. Prac
tically the entire province of Molda
via has been involved.
The movement is more really agra
arian than anti-Semitic. The peasants
are in revolt against the great farm
ing trust, which has leased half the
cultivatable lands in Moldavia. The
absentee landlords, who control the
trust, are Jews, and this fact brings
the ire of the peasants down upon
any and all Jews they meet, and to
this antipathy is added strong racial
feeung arising from other causes.
WILL TOUR THE ENTIRE STATE
Governor Mead and the Board of
Governor Mead and the three mem
bers of the state board of control will
visit the state institutions early next
tnonth on the dates following: Walla
Walla penitentiary, April 5, 7; State
college in Pullman, April 8 and 9;
eastern Washington hospital at Medi
cal Lake, April 10 and 11; normal
school at Cheney, April 12; stale fair
at Yakima, April 13 and 14; normal
at Ellensburg, April 15; university in
Seattle, April 19; normal in Bqlling
ham, April 20 and 21; Everett, April
22 and 23, in connection with the selec
tion of a site for the new state refor
matory, and the soldiers' home site
selection April 24 to 27.
Within the past five days the E. K.
Wood Lumber company of San Fran
cisco and Bellingham, through F. J.
Wood, has purchased 12 square miles
of timber lands in Whatcom and
Skagit counties, paying therefor $520,
000. March 16 Mr. Wood paid $250,
000 for a tract of timber two miles
southeast of Bellingham.
A woman the police officials believe
is the notorious Nell Pickerel!, who is
well known to many police officers
in the northwest, has made her first
appearance in Ritzville and was there
hut a snort time when she was placed
under arrest on the charge of stealing
a traveling man's grip.' As usual, she
was clothed in the attire of a man.
The fact that some students of the
University of Idaho are regirtering,
and will offer to vote at the coming
city election, is causing much discus
sion in Moscow.
B. Alonzo and A. Garran, while
thawing out powder, lost their lives
Saturday night by the explosion of
200 pounds of dynamite at Goldsmith
& McDonald's camp, seven miles below
Huntington on the Northwest road
being constructed by the Oregon Short
Une. All that was found of Alonzo
was his heart and teeth. Garran was
blown in two and only a portion of
Ills remains have been found.
The game warden of Walla Walla
county has made application for 20,
000 trout to plant In the streams of
The Washington Water Power com
pany will lay between 300,000 and
400,000 feet of underground ducts for
its light and power wires the coming
It Is announced that the Perkins
papers, which have for years had the
Tacoma field without competition, are
now to have it disputed by a morning
paper which is to be established in the
near future by the Piper brothers.
A letter "has been received from An
drew Carnegie by the mayor of The
Dalles offering to donate $10,000 to the
city for a library building, provided
the municipality would appropriate
$1000 annually for maintenance.
At a recent meeting of the Inland
Grain Growers' association represen
tative farmers of Umatilla county de
cided not to join with the farmers of
eastern Washington in the matter of
forming a combine to buy grain bags.
Newgate Prison No More.
London—The romance as well as the
misery and shame of old Newgate pri
son, England's most famous jail, has
just bçen revived by .^e dedication
of a magnificent modern prison and
court building to replace the vile,
ancient buildings which had become
Uie pest spot of England.
Has New Plan.
It Is understood that the interstate
commerce commission has finally hit
upon a plan for the solution of the
perplexing problem to relieve the pres
ent crisis In the railroad situation by
bringing about a practical cooperation
between the railroads and the federal
Dying Wife Shoots Husband.
Cleveland—Informed by two special
ists that she had only three days to
live and fearing to die and leave her
husband, Mrs. Charles Avery shot and
fatally wounded her,husband at their
home. She is still hysterical and rav
ing over the fear of dying and leaving
Italian Outlaw Is Captured.
Nelson, B. C.—After a desperate bat
tle, Mannarino or Fornette, as he was
first called, the Italian who shot his
uncle at Kuskanook recently and then
held his shack against a force of po
lice and specials, his ammunition hav
ing given out, has been captured.
Kingston Shaken Up Again.
Kingston—Severe earthquakes were
felt here Saturday. People were panic
stricken, but nobody was hurt. A num
ber of walls damaged in the big shock
tell down. Speaker Cannon and other
American tourists sailed shortly be
fore the shock.
Miss Johnson Married.
Cleveland, Ohio—Miss Elizabeth
Flournoy Johnson, daughter of Mayor
and Mrs. Tom L. Johnson, was Satur
day united in marriage to Signor
Frederico Mariana of Milan, Italy. On
ly the Immediate relatives of the
bride were present. ,
Wholesale Produce Prices.
Vegetables—Cabbage, $2 cwt; cran
berries $10 bbl; potatoes, $firstname.lastname@example.org
cwt; turnips, $1.25 cwt; onions, $2
cwt; carrots, 75c@$l cwt; celery,
S5@$l doz; hothouse lettuce, 35c;
rutabagas, $1.50 cwt; parsnips, $1.35
owt; sweet potatoes, $3.75 cwt.
Apples—Cooking, $email@example.com box; Jon
athan, $1.50; Rome Beauties, $1.50;
Baldwins, $firstname.lastname@example.org per box; pears,
$email@example.com per box.
Nuts—English walnuts, 17@17V4c lb
almonds, 22c lb; pecans, 26c lb; chest
nuts, 20c lb; black walnuts, 10c lb;
hickory nuts, 12V6c lb; soft shell hick
ory nuts, 15c lb.
Oranges—$3 @3.50 box; lemons,
fancy, $4.75@5 case; dried figs, 80@
90c to lb box; figs In bulk, 7c lb;
black figs, 10 lb package, 90c; Fard
dates, 9@10c lb; golden dates, 8@9c
lb; bananas, $firstname.lastname@example.org bunch; raisins
fancy, 12@13c; raisins, bulk, 10c lb;
currants, 12%c lb.
Honey—In comb, $3.50; strained
honey, 9%c lb.
Sugar—$5.65 per 100 lbs; beet, $5.35.
Coffee—Common package goods.
$17.4* per 100 lbs.
Seed—Alfalfa, $15.50 cwt; red
ciover, $15; Kentucky blucgrass,
$1«.59@18 cwt; timothy, $5.50@6 cwt,
wjiite clover, $16.50@18 cwt.
HAS NEW EXPLOSIVE
MAXIM TELLS OF HIS NEW IN
VENTION OF WARFARE.
Fuse as Agent of Death—Spells Ruin
for Armored Ships—Shells Need
Not Explode at First Contact—Tells
of Defenseless America on Both
Pacific and Atlantic Coasts.
Hudson Maxim, inventor of "nigh ex
plosives, made a speech at a dinner
tendered Sir Percÿ Sanderson, retir
ing British consul by the Canadian
club of New York, the occasion of the
first announcement concerning a new
safety detonating fuse which he has
invented after 10 years of experiment
ing, and which he declares has been
the aim of inventors for years. "By
it," he said, "it is possible to send
an armor piercing shell through ar
mor and cause it to explode at exact
ly the distance oehind the armor des
ignated by the gunner. It will not
matter whether the armor Is one inch
or 12 inches in thickness."
By the new safety detonating fuse,
Mr. Maxim said, he could tell the
diners about a new smokeless pow
der, stabilité, which he, had just be
gun to manufacture, but which is still
in the process of experimentation.
This new weapon of warfare would
wipe out, he was convinced, many ele
ments of the danger attaching to the
use of smokeless powder.
The speaker prefaced his talk about
high explosives with a talk on the At
lantic and Pacific coasts of the Unit
"The tremendous expense of modern
warfare," he said, "makes the unpre
pared nauon the only inviting bait.
Poor old China Is a good sample of
what may happen to a nation unpre
pared to maintain its own peace by
being prepared for war. We are rela
tively as defenseless as China. Sup
pose some other nation should at
tempt to force our hand and call our
bluff. Thanks to England, she does
not call the bluff.
"Now, as a matter of fact, on our
(Pacific coast we are absolutely de
fenseless. The Japanese have 750,000
trained veterans and we have 5<*-V'00
veterans—who spend their lives in
shoveling and in waiting on the of
"It is true that we have got behind
up the great American genius, but
while that Is getting to work the
Japanese might capture the Pacific
slope, land a quarter of a million
troops and occupy California. And" Cal
ifornia Is rich enough in her own righ
to support the whole Japanese nation.
"In experiments at Indianhead re
cently a new detonating fuse just com
pleted was used in shells shot through
five, six and eight-inch Krupp prcVess
armor and exploded the shell behind
the armor at a distance that would
be most effective.
"It will not matter whether the
plate is one inch or 12 inches in thick
ness. I have been working on fhe
fuse for 10 years. It is possible to so
adjust the fuse that it will be fitterly
impossible for the shell to explode un
til after it has been fired from the
gun. This is highly important in the
use of high explosives.
"The new powder is not affected by
the impurities. It will not decompose
like the ordinary powder. It can he
made and used in the same day. I
think It will save from $300,000 to
$350,000 in interest money to the gov
POISONS OVER THOUSAND MEN
Ptomaine in Meat Hash Has Whole
Leavenworth, Kan.—More than 1000
veterans at the National Soldiers'
home here are suffering from ptomaine
poisoning, the result of eating hash.
One death has occurred and there are
several hundred in a critical condition.
Harriman Answers Cullom.
... H. Harriman, answering Sena
tor Cullom's opinion that he ought to
be in prison, declared that he would
prefer the penitentiary to the poor
house if forced to a choice because
of the management of his great rail
road interests. Harriman commented
in bitter fashion on Senator Cullom's
pl^n to regulate Harriman 's Chicago
& Alton road. He said:
"Eight; years ago we found a great
road in Cullom's great state in a mor
ibund condition. We bought it, infused
our millions and the life of a dynamic
system into it. Our reward for build
ing up the line has been the condemna
tion of men like Senator Cullom. If we
had remained, as he thinks we should
have done, inert and indifferent, our
stock would have shrunk 30 per cent.
On the contrary, we extended the road,
perfected its ramifications and sup
plied the state with another stimulus
foi its activity. I think Cullom in
tends to send me to the poorhouse, if
he is quoted correctly, but I prefer
the prison to the pauper's home. How
ever, there is not any likelihood of
my going to either place.
Bridegroom Without a Penny.
Springfield, Mo.— S. T. Ross a
wealthy stockman of Shawnee, Okla.,
was slugged and robbed of $6100, a
fine watch and a diamond ring by
unknown parties In this city. The vic
tim of the robbery arrived in this city
lecently and had taken out a license
to wed Miss Martha Sheppard of this
city. The robbery leaves him with
out a dollar, but it is understood that
the marriage will take place as ar
NO RED HAT FOR AMERICA.
Although Six New Cardinal* Are to Be
Rome—The pope has decided to hold
a consistory April 15 and create six
cardinals, namely. Mgr. Cavallaria, the
patriarch of Venice; Mgr. Rinaldlni,
the papal nuncio to Spain; Mgr. Lor
enzelli, the ex-papal nucio at Paris;
Mgr. Lualdi, archbishop of Palermo;
Mgr. Mercer, archbishop of Malines,
aDd Mgr. Maffi, archbishop of Pisa.
Without voicing the opinion of any
American prelate it can be said that
the list of new cardinals is a disap
pointment, as the United States con
siders itself entitled to larger repro-'
tentation in the sacred college than
it now has, namely one cardinal.
It is announced by mining men that
Rev. Father Bauseman of Burke, Ida
ho, who holds nearly a controlling
interest in the Snow Storm mine, has
the entire Hercules property for sale
on a $6,000,000 basis.
Since March 1 six Coeur d'Alene
mining companies have paid $951,000
in dividends. This immense amount
of money was distributed as follows:
Federal Mining & Smelting company,
$510,000; Hecla Mining company,
$100,000; Hercules mine, $96,000;
Bunker Hill & Sullivan Mining com
pany, $180,000; Snowstorm Mining
company, $45,000; Success Mining
company, $20,000. This brings the
total dividends paid since aJnuary 7,
1907, by Coeur d'Alene mines to $1,
It is reported that the Kendall Min
ing company, which owns the famous
Kendall mine near Lewistown, Mont.,
has paid Its regular monthly dividend
of $15,000, or 3 cents a share. The
Kendall is capitalized for $2,500,000,
with 500,000 shares of a par value of
$1 a share.
Phoenix, B. C.—Now that develop
ment has reached an advanced stage
at the Granby Consolidated Gold Drop
group of mines in this camp, and the
ore tonnage blocked out can be fig
ured into seven figures, the plans of
Local Manager Hodges for the instal
lation of another large ore crusher
are about to be carried into effect, aft
er which the Gold Drop bre will not
be shipped to the smelter as it comes
from the mine, as at present.
L. Gleason, an old time miner, died
recently at Wallace from complica
tions arising from an accident sus
tained in a cavein.
Rossland, B. C.—The Le Roi Mining
company has taken a long time op
tion on the properties of the Spitzee
Mines, Limited. The properties con
sist of the Spitzee, Fool Hen, Darby
and Nelson No. 2. There is an area of
110 acres in the claims.
"The Monitor mine is in an excel
lent condition," said Otis Hill .presi
dent of the company, who has just
returned from a trip of inspection to
the property, which is located in the
Coeur d'Alene district. Shipments are
being made regularly every four or
That the Hidden Treasure Gold Min
ing and Milling company has closed
a contract for a $30,000 amalgamat
ing and concentrating plant, Is a cur
Brussels.—After consulting with the
delegates of the American financiers
who are interested in the enterprise,
the International Forestry company,
in which Messrs. Guggenheim' and
Ryan of New York are largely Interest
ed, has decided to send out a mineral
prospecting expedition to the Congo,
where it Is anticipated that great gold
fields will be discovered. R. Dorsey
Mohun, the well known explorer, has
been appointed to lead the expedition.
It will be composed of Americans and
Belgians and will leave for Africa
about May 15.
C. Horton Hart, a mineralogist who
has made his headquarters in Spo
kane for some time, has gone to Rhy
olite, Nev., where he goes in the In
terest of Spokane capitalists. Mr.
Hart has been in that and pther por
tions of Nevada before and is well ac
quainted with thè country.
About 40 of the striking smeltermen
have returned to their old postions at
the Tacoma smelter and about as
many more have expressed their will
ingness to go back at the same wages
as paid before the strike. The plant
will be reopened at once.
WORST PANIC IN MANY YEARS
Berlin Bourse Shaken by New York
Berlin—The cable reports from New
York Saturday caused one of the most
panicky sessions that one Berlin
house has seen for five years. New
York's heavy fall in Canadian Pacific,
which was held In large amounts in
Germany, was chiefly responsible for
the reaction here, these shares being
the most sensatlve spot in the foreign
list. Their loss of 11 points is regard
ed as sensational.
M. Pobendonosteff Is Dead.
St. Petersburg—Fobedonosteff, ex
procurator general of the holy synod
M. Pobedonosteff has been in failing
health for two months, from a compli
cation of ailments and extreme age,
but his death was due immediately to
lnflamatlon of the lungs.
As procurator general of the holy
synod and Instructor of many of the
grand dukes of Russia Pobedonostbff
was the uncompromising foe of liberty
for the peasants of Russia.
Mellen Cute Down Expenees.
New Haven, Conn.—President Mel
len of the New York, New Haven &
Hartford Railroad company has au
thorized the statement that projected
improvements to the amount of $10,
000,000 upon that system have been
curtailed and probably other Improve
ments will be rescinded.
EIGHT BURIED ALIVE
HUGE SNOWSLIDE AT BRITAN
NIA MINE, HOWE SOUND.
Forty Miles North of Vancouver, B.
C.—Four Persons Were Taken Out
Dead, Four Britishers and One Jap,
and Four Were Rescued—Fellow
Workmen Quick to the Rescue.
Bellingham, Wash., March 26.—
Eight miners were burled alive in an
avalanche of snow at the Britannia
mine on Howe sound, 40 miles north
of Vancouver. Four were taken odt
dead and four were rescued. Two
Japanese were in the group. One was
The surnames of the dead Britishers
ere McBride, Wilson and McPherson.
The men had been working in the
logging camp owned by the copper
company, securing material to timber
the mine. About 9 o'clock a storm
broke over the mountain and the work
men started down the incline to the
mine. They had not proceeded far
when a huge mass of snow swept the
ride of the hill, burying the men in its
Fellow workmen rushed instantly to
the scene, and began digging out their
comrades. The first man taken out
was alive, but unconscious. The res
cuer party next caught eight of a pair
of feet spread apart and sticking up
through the snow. They worked as
rapidly as possible, hut for some time
it was not known how many men had
been covered by the slide. Several
hours had elapsed before the last body
was recovered. The rescued Japanese,
who was the last of the live men to
be brought out, had lain for almost an
hour under 30 feet of snow.
None of the rescued men, it is be
lieved, will die as the result of the
accident. The bodies of 4he dead were
immediately shipped by the steamer
Britannia to Vancouver, where they
will be prepared for burial.
KILLS FOUR STUDENTS.
Train Collision Within Los Angeles
Los Angeles, Cal., March 26.—In a
head-on collision between two Santa
Fe trains within the city limits at
least four persons were killed and a
.«core were injured, several of them
A Santa Fe special, carrying scores
of students returning from an inter
collegiate field meet at Claremont, met
the Santa Fe Overland limited while
both trains were moving at a rapid
The authenticated list of dead In
cludes the following;
C. G. Franklin, student at the Uni
versity of Southern California.
A. H. Edwards, J. C. Gall, Fred Hodg
son, all three students of Occidental
Responsibility for the collision will
not be officially determined until aft
er the coroner's inquest. In all state
ments made to newspaper reporters
the railroad officials Indicate that the
accident was due to disobedience of
orders on the part of the engineer of
the Santa Fe Overland.
QUARTER BILLION TRADE.
Exports of Meat, Dairy Products and
The total exportations of meat,
dairy products and food animals in the
United States last year aggregated
over $250,000,000 in value, according
to a statement issued by the bureau
of statistics ol the department of com
merce and labor. This represents an
increase of $76,000,000, or 45 per cent,
during the decade from 1896 to 1906.
More than 60 per cent of last year's
exports went to the United Kingdom.
Of the $250,000,000 worth of meats,
dairy products and food animals pass
ing out of the United States last year,
$50,000,000 was in live animals; $59,
000,000 worth in lard; $36,000,000 in
bacon; $25,000,000 worth in fresh beef;
$21,000,000 in hams; $18,000,000 in
oleomargarine; $14,000,000 in pork,
other than bacon and hams; $4,500,000
in butter and $2,500,000 in chese.
NICARAGUANS WIN CHOLUTECA.
Bonilla of Honduras Flees by Boat and
Managua, Nicaragua, March 6.—San
tos Ramirez, director general of tele
graphs and telephones, has made the
following statement to the Associated
"Tho Nicaraguan forces have cap
tured Choluteca, Honduras, whloh was
held by the Honduran and Salvado
rean troops, and President Bonilla has
fled by boaL A steamer will pursue
the fugitive president. I believe the
war is ended."
The government is without further
advices concerning the capture of
Choluteca, but details are expected
shortly. It was here, some years ago,
that ex-President Vasquez was de
feated by allied revolutionists and
KINK OF BANDITS.
Hla Career One of Mingled Melodrama
Antonio Bellacosia, a bandit who
was the pride of Corsica, has just died
in his bed at the age of 81 of influ
enza. This has been bis third time of
dying. Twice before he revived, but
row he is said to be really and truly
dead. Some, on the other hand, affect
to believe that he died in reality many
years ago and that he was successfully
impersonated by various Corsicans
with an eye to business.
TOWN8 BUI LT UP IN A DAY.
Hv» HamSred House« Rrented Be.
tween Sunrise and Sunset.
The town ef Custer, Colo., named af
ter the great Indian fighter, came Into
existence In a single day. It eonslatp
of some 500 wooden houses, all of
which were constructed between sun
rise and sunset. Material was shipped
In from factories, whole sections of
wooden walls, beams, Joists and roofs
in two pieces having been made from
carefully prepared plans and exact spe
Each piece of each building was
numbered and laid ln «rder near the
site lt was to occupy so that lt could
be the more readily bandied. As In
the building of King Solomon's temple,
all the pieces were made to fit Into
each other, the work of construction be
ing therefore only a matter of fitting
the pieces together and Jrtvlng a few
The sites had all been cleared and
leveled In advance, and 2,000 men lit
addition to the settlers were engaged
in building of the town. The largest
of the bouses was a boarding house,
which was two stories high, and shops
were erected for bakers, butchers and
In Oklahoma more than one town
sprang up In a day. Thom is Glty was
a case In point Indeed, according to
report it came Into being In a single
afternoon. Within a few hours 3,000
persons were comfortably settled and
business was set In motion. A newspa
per was likewise printed and circulat
ed among the new community and a
big birthday celebration wts held on
the following day.
Another Oklahoma "boom town"
which ran up like magic Is Snyder. It
was bom on a Friday. In anticipation
of that Interesting event thousands of
people flocked to the place, among
whom were shopkeepers, land agents
and many others who were anxious to
sécure the best sites on the natal day.
Until then nobody was allowed to en
ter the town area.
At sunset on the Thursday Snyder
was nothing but a name, for It waa
minus houses, railway and lchabltanta.
But soon after sunrise nett morning
fully 10,000 persons were on the spot
The town was being rapidly mapped
out; the erection of ..buildings was In
progress; trains were runulng; a rail
way station had been ere-ïted, while
two hotels, three banks and a number
of shops were each doing quite a brisk
Almost as marvelous was the crea
tion of Lawton. Within fifty-five min
utes after the site of the town bad
been decided on no fewer than 5,000
lots were taken up. Two hours later
the population had increased to be
tween 7,000 and 8,000 persons.
A score of eating places and donbl*
that number of grocery and other
stores opened for business during tbs
day. A bank, wbicb was conveyed to
the town on wheels, was able to start
operations at onee. A fully equipped
newspaper office was likewise wheeled
Into the town, ready for action, so to
speak. But the great business of the
day was lot speculation, some thou
sands of lots changing bands before tbs
venders had owned them many min
Haunted by the Lost.
Weedon Grossmith need to tell a good
itory about a play by Robert Gantbony,
which that gentleman asked him to
read. Mr. Grossmith took the comedy,,
but lost lt on his way home. "Nlght :
after night," he says, "I would meet
Gantbony, and be would ask me bow I
liked his play. It was awful ; the per
spiration used to come out on my fora
head as I'd say sometimes, T haven't
had time to look at lt yet!' or again.
The first act was good, but I can't stop
to explain, etc., must catch a train.*
That play was the bane of my exist
ence, and haunted me even In my
dreams." Some months passed, and.
Ganthony, who is a merry wag, stiB
pursued him without mercy. At last
It occurred to Mr. Grossmith that ha
might have left the comedy In the cab
an the night lt was given to hlm. H*
Inquired at Scotland Yard. "Oh, yes,"
was the reply. "Play marked with Mr.
Ganthony's name, sent back to owner
(our months ago, as soon as found.
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Klan Edward la Cab.
His mnjesty Edward VII. traveled
by special train about 5 o'clock from
St Paneras to Newmarket accompa
nied by the Austrian ambassador.
When the king arrived at Newmarket
at 6:40 and proceeded to his motor
which was to take his majesty to bln
rooms It was found that the car could
not be got to start and after one
the two chauffeurs had made a rapid
examination and reported the result •>
messenger waa aent to the cab rank
outside the railway station and Will
iam Chains, who owns the cab hu
drives, had the honor of acting as roy
al coachman and was rewarded by a.
fee of half a sovereign. Later In thu
evening the king proceeded to Sir Bzm
nest Cassel's at Monlton paddocks 1m
the car, where he dined.
Got Him Goins.
Beneath a tree sat Her and Him,
And quite alone toe two,
Save for an owl perched on a limh,
Which said : "To whit to woo."
Now for an hour or more aat he
Nor any nearer drew,
Although the owl with owlish (lea
Remarked ; "To wit to woo."
Whereat he took the hint this man
For he had caught a clue.
And to warm up at length began
To spoon, to wit w woo.
To keep a bouse wann la wtntoa
Rave the cellar