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PEMBINA, N. T/AK
Books come high in New York's so
ciety, bui it feels it must have a.* least
one line of them.
An American bank lias failed in
Manila. This shows that it is not a
matter of climate.
Judge Blizzard is running for office
in West Virginia. He should be a good
Even the president of a glue com
pany could not stick to his place. It
is tilled by a new man.
Any fool can start a war, but. wise
men are needed when it cbmes to
deciding on the indemnity.
Edmund Clarence Stedman
"there isn't much money in poetry.
Nor in prose either, for that matter.
War has broken out between the Hip
Sing Tongs and the On Leong Tongs
in New York. They ought to be
As long as J. P. Morgan likes thft
companionship of that small grand
daughter, you can't make people be
lieve he's bad.
An eastern paper is discussing "the
origin of pie." It may be observed,
in passing, that everybody knows what
the destiny of pie is.
Quinine candy is said to be a nov
elty that the children cry for. What
ive need now is a pill that doesn't
have to be swallowed.
A defunct sea serpent may not bt
much to contribute to civilization, but
Nevada trusts civilization will take
'.he will for the deed.
Russell Sage attributes his longev
ity to his sticking to work. Clipping
coupons must be a healthful as well as
a pleasurable exercise.
Prof. Ross says Americans are "en
gulfed in a sea of fads." One of ou»
lads is listening to queer remarks
from college professors.
The playful idiots who put apple
jack in a can of church lemonade
should have another kind of stick ap
plied to them externally.
P. Ramanathan, the Hindu mission
ary, says wealth is the American peril.
He doubtless comes to remove a?
much of the peril as he can.
That Massachusetts judge who says
an umbrella is private property doubt
less will forget all about it when he
happens to be out on a rainy day.
Luther Burbank suggests that men
be cultivated as plants are cultivated.
Men would hardly be worth the trou
ble. Plants have no innate depravity.
The valued New York Herald re
ports: "Fatal Deaths in New Orleans,
Forty-seven." Yellow Jack seems to
be more virulent than ever this time
King Edward is said to be annoyed
when .beautiful women enter into open
rivalry for his smiles. He might avoid
the annoyance by making them form
It, will be hard to make the experi
enced boy believe that a pie-making
machine with a capacity of forty pies
a minute can turn out the kind that
A Jersey City girl slapped a. man
because he called her a Nan Patter
son. She is probably sorry for it now,
though. Only one New York
published a picture of her.
Lord Byron's record swim to the
island of Lido in Venice has been beat
en by Prof. Zennaro, but if Prof. Zen
naro is wise he won't undertake to
beat Lord Byron's other records.
A Buffalo judge fined a man $41.20
for stealing a kiss from a girl of that
city, which is evidence that they are
still charging Pan-American prices
'here. So don't let them "put you off."
A railroad charged a consignee five
cents for demurrage the latter de
murred to paying the sum the road
is suing the consignee, who will,
doubtless, demurely enter a demurrer
to the, demand.
Japan's use of the word "lobster" in
a complimentary sense is commend
able. In this country the name is
often applied in a way that is grossly
unjust to the respectable crustacean
properly entitled to it.
"A man may wear what he wants
to," says J. Pierpont Morgan, "so
long as he pays his tailor." In that
harsh, qualifying clause is found the
reason why a large number of men
doft't wear what they want to.
The house In which Juliet Is sup
posed to have lived at the time Ro
meo used to sing under her window
has been bought by the city of Verona
,for $2,900. The cable does not say
iWhy J. Pierpont Morgan didn't bid
Women, according to the declara
tion of a New York preacher, are
largely responsible for the rascality of
times. This is true, undoubtedly.
there were no women we are pogi-
Itivf. that not another rascal would
Representative Davis of Minnesota
lias succeeded in getting the rural
free delivery in Goodhue county ad
justed so as to provide two or three
additional routes running from Red
The bureau of plant industry of the
department of agriculture has em
ployed E. M. Freeman, of the Univep
sity of Minnesota to devote his entire
time to the study of rusts of the cereal
crops and grasses. He will have head,
quarters in Washington. Mr. Freeman
is a St. Paul man.
It was announced at the navy de
partment yesterday that the British
squadron, under the command of
Prince Louis of Battenhurg, would be
entertained at Newport, instead of
New York. The visit of the squadron
will be delayed until the last week in
October or early In November.
Crimes and Criminals.
Mrs. Alexander McPherson, aged
fifty-one, drowned herself in eighteen
inches of water in the river at Meno
minee, Mich., while temporarily insane.
Henry Heusack was hanged in the
jail yard at St. Louis. He reiterated
on the gallows his repeated claim of
of innocence of the murder of August
Raphael, his father-in-law.
A. D. Hatch committed suicide in a
sensational manner at Algona, Iowa.
He placed the muzzle of a shot gun to
his left ear and touched off the trigger
with a stick. His head was al^nost
J. D. Standisli, said to have been
formerly a member of the Pennsyl
vania legislature, was sentenced at
Boston to serve not less than six
months nor more than three years for
uttering forged checks.
Julius T. Langsburg, Jr., a conduc
tor on the Seaboard Air Line, was
shot by William S. Sims and died
while being brought to Savannah, Ga.
Langsburg had put Sims off his train
Saturday. Sims escaped.
District Attorney Francis E. Mc
Govern, through Sheriff Cary, made a
wholesale raid on the gambling houses
of Milwaukee recently, capturing a
large number of inmates and a large
amount of paraphernalia.
The five-year-old daughter of John
Lundgren had her head crushed to
a pulp by being run over by a thresh
ing engine on her father's farm near
Fort Dodge. She was sitting on the
top rear- wheel, when the engineeer
started the engine, throwing her un
Judge Whelan in police court at
Cleveland sentenced Justice of the
Peace H. C. Fellows of Glenville, a
recently annexed suburb, to serve
twenty days in the workhouse and to
pay a fine of $150 and costs for having
collected illegal fees from persons
brought into his court.
Paul Inman, who is alleged to have
deserted from the regular army at
Fort Casey, Wash., in order to go to
Johnson City, 111., and marry his
sweetheart, was arrested. He was
taken to Evansville, Ind., and turned
over to the recruiting officers. He
will be returned to Fort Casey.
Fire at Oroville, Cal., destroyed a
block of buildings. Thre firemen were
fatally injured. Loss $150,0(10.
Two half-breed sons of Henry Deit
ricli and four natives recently lost
their lhes by jumping overboard from
a small steamboat on the Kuskowin
river near Seattle. The men were
frightened by steam escaping from the
safety valve of the craft, and fearing
in explosion, they jumped overboard.
Harvey Mise of Bennett, Tenn., shot
and killed his wife, mistaking her for
a burglar. The woman was getting
some milk for her daughter and her
husband, seeing the moving form in
the room, fired.
Anthony Schultz was killed and two
others seriously injured at the plant
of the American Radiator company at
Buffalo, when a scaffolding forty feet
high and on which eight men were
A tornado struck Holt, Mo., recent
ly, doing much damage. A church
and two dwellings were moved from
their foundations, and several barns
and small buildings were blown down.
No one was injured.
Emil H. Babb, pastor of the Zion
German church in Los Angeles, for
merly of Illinois, was killed by a bolt
ing horse, which he was driving with
his two sons. He was thrown from
the rig. The boys were unhurt.
The schooner John M. Hutchinson
of Cleveland, in tow of the steamer
Caledonia, sprung a leak and founder
ed off Keweenaw Point., Lake Superi
or. The crew was brought to Sault
Ste. Marie by the Caledonia.
David J. Smith, a switchman, was
electrocuted at Ixjgansport, Ind., while
telephoning over a private railroad
system. It is believed that as he lift
ed the receiver from the hook the cir
cuit was grounded.
Fifteen men were carried down by
the falling of a wall in the ruins of the
Avenue theater at Pittsburg, which
was destroyed by fire about a month
ago. The men carried down were all
Italian laborers, and thirteen of them
were taken from the wreckage in -a
badly battered condition. At the hos
pital-the physicians say none of the
victims will die, but five of the number
are seriously hurt.
Four ipen were killed in the ex
plosion of an engine on a dredge boat
near Norborne, Mo. The bodies were
burled several feet from the wreck
and mutilated beyond recognition-.
In a fire that destroyed the home
of Harry Simmons at Lansing, Mich.,
his five-year-old daughter was smoth
ered to death in bed. Mrs. Simmons
may die from burns. It was caused
by a gasoline stove exploding.
A Fox Point interurban car, with
forty passengers, went over an em
bankment four miles north of Milwau
kee and one unknown man was killed
while from twenty to thirty persons
were taken to a local hospital.
While trying to rescue Fred Church
ill, who had waded beyond his depth
while in bathing at St. Louis with a
party of friends, Miss Stella McMul
len of Fostus, Mo., lost her life and
Churchill was also drowned before
assistance could reach them.
The Venezuela congress adjourned
William A. Russell, the new Ameri
can minister, presented his creden
tials to President Castro, by whom he
was cordially received.
A report has been received at Bue
nos Ayres of the foundering of the
British bark Bidston Hill. The re
port states that eighteen of the crew
The Madrid newspapers announce,
that a marriage has been arranged be
tween Prince Ferdinana of Bavaria
and Infanta Maria Teresa, second sis
ter of King Alfonso.
Jori, the anarchist, who was arrest
ed while meditating an attempt on the
life of Emperor Francis Joseph during
the emperor's forthcoming visit to Pot
sen, hanged himself in prison.
W. J. Yeager is under arrest'at Ham
ilton, Ont., on a charge of forgery and
embezzlement from Julius Cahn of the
Empire theater of New York and it
is alleged he stole $12,000 of his em
Richard Croker made the following
statement when asktu about the wed
ding of Florence Croker: "My daugh
ter is very happily married to Count
Louis San Martioo. Personally, I am
It is announced from Moscow thai
subscriptions there to the new inter
nal loan are unsatisfactory. The sub
scriptions thus far amount to only
$100,000. The imperial ukase of Aug.
17 authorized the issuance of a new
internal loan of $100,000,000 at 5 per
The United States government build
ing at the St. Louis exposition grounds,
erected at accost of $50,000, has been
sold to a wrecking company for $10,
500. The steel trusses cost $100,000.
Fifteen women of Seaside, N. J., are
about to organize a fire company.
They have appointed a committee to
solicit subscriptions to buy fire ap
paratus. The new company will share
the house now occupied by Nos. 1 and
Mrs. Nina Page, wife of Elbert
Page, president of the defunct Bank of
Michigan, has filed a petition at Kala
mazoo, Mich., asking that her husband
be declared mentally incompetent and
requesting that an executor be named.
The court has ordered that Edwin
Vosberg be named as a guardian of
Page. Page is now in an asylum in
Simultaneous with the sailing foi
Europe of Charles Alexander, the
evangelist, the announcement was
made that in February Mr. Alexander
would return with Dr. Torrey and open
a singing revival in Philadelphia. John
Wanamaker was said to be prepared
to furnish the expenses for this cam
paign, which it was planned to extend
across the entire United States.
Mayor Tom L. Johnson of Cleveland
may be impeached by the city council,
according to the statement made by
Councilman Wilke. The Republicans
control the body, and all year they
have been fighting the mayor and his
measures. The council is charged
with corruption in the passage of the
ordinance granting franchises to the
proposed belt line railroad, and, as the
mayor signed it, the Republican coun
cilmen think he, too, ghould undergo
Mistaken for a masher, Judge Will
iam H. Butler of Cairo, 111., was at
tacked by a man named Berry on an
Illinois Central train. The jurist in
passing through the train saw Mrs.
Berry, who is an old friend. While
the judge was conversing With her,
the woman's husband entered the car
and' at once assaulted Judge Butler.
Passengers held Berry and an expla
nation was demanded. Berry was
greatly discomfited, and apologized on
learning Judge Butler's identity.
A telegram to the editor of the Mo
bile Daily Item from President Roose
velt says he has as yet made no
change in his plans for bis proposed
Southern trip. This is construed as
meaning that the president will keep
his appointments as far south as Mo*
Lester McLean, formerly assistant
secretary of the international com
mittee in the Bible study of the
Young Men's Christian association,
traveling among the colleges of the
United States, died at Colorado
Springs from typhoid fever after
The Maestro'* Advice.?'-
"The question is, Do you love him?'
"Then many him. by all means. If
you really loved him, it might inter*
fere with your career."—Puck.-
'V ?H( -),
SON'S SOLE AIM
REVEALS MOTHER'S PART IN
DUAL JAIL DELIVERY AT LA
WAS ON A CONVICT'S TRAIL
HE HAS NOW SUC-
IN ATTAINING HIS
CONVICT RUINED HIS MOTHER
ROMANCE BEGUN IN WEST VIR
GINIA LEADS TO BAFFLING
OF UNCLE SAM.
La Crosse, Wis., Aug. 30.—Love, an
elopement, an irate son looking for
revenge upon the man who had ruined
his mother and his father's family—
these, it now develops, are the causes
that led to the arrest of Turnkey
Merch Childers of the La Crosse coun
ty jail .late Saturday night, charged
with voluntarily permitting the escape
of Andrew Cunningham and Homer E.
Trainor from the jail on Aug. 1 and
Aug. 5 respectively.
The two men, with another still In
jail here, are alleged to be members
of the famous Eddie Fay gang of post
office robbers, accused of over 100,
burglaries of postoffices in the North
Bought His Escape.
Fay was arrested several months
ago and taken to the jail at Janesville,
Wis., but escaped, it is said, by the use
of $20,000 in buying the means to pro
vide an escape, effected by the sawing
of prison bars.
It was about six months ago that
Cunningham, Trainor and James C.
Crane were arrested at W-uona, Minn.
Inspector Fraser of the postoffice de
partment had worked up a case
against the trio for blowing the post
office safe at Stoddard, nine miles
from here, and asked that they be
turned over to the United States au
thorities. This was done and they
were placed in jail at I.a Crosse.
On the night of July 30 Cunningham
escaped by sawing through the bars in
the corridor, l't was supposed at that
time that saws were sent to him by a
mysterious woman, who had passed
bananas to him by permission of
Second Man Escapes.
On the night of Aug. 15 Trainor es
When the second escape was made
Inspector Fraser set upon an investi
gation. And here the plot involving
the elopement came in. He received
word from St. Paul that a son of a
mysterious woman who had visited
the jail here, had something of inter
est to say to him. He went there and
was told that the woman had told her
son on July 27 that she had "ar
ranged" for the release of Cunning
ham and Trainor by the payment of
The son's story was to the effect
that Trainor and his pals dropped
into Clarksburg, W. Va., one day some
years ago and entered the hotel and
saloon owned by the St. Paul man's
father. Trainor had just been re
leased from prison at Columbus, as
was afterward shown. He first
Met the Boy's Mother
that day, and although they had no
money, prevailed upon the father to
allow the band to stay there in return
for some cheap jewelry that doubtless
had been stolen.
The mother fell desperately in love
with Trainor and he was given a job
at the hotel. After a time a daring
robbery was committed in the town
and Trainor fled. With him went the
wife and mother. She has been with
him ever since, living in the best of
quarters in Chicago, devoting her life
to Trainor and helping him out of ev
ery scrape into which he has fallen.
Her son has followed her continual
ly, seeking for 9 chance to "get"
Trainor, and now it is believed he has
Death in Fall From Window.
St. Paul, Aug. 30. J. J. Mulligan,
aged sixty-eight, a telegraph operator,
fell from a third-story window of the
Commercial hotel at midnight and
was killed. It is believed that he sat
in the window to get cool and lost his
Sent to Reformatory.
Rhinelander, Wis., Aug. 30—Clayton
Broulette and Richard Richards were
sentenced to the Green Bay reforma
tory, the terms being a year and
half to two years and a year to
year and a half respectively for bur
Policeman Killed by Train.
Des Moines, 1
Iowa, Aug. 30—.TohnW
Essig of Clarion, special policeman
during the state fair, was run over
ana killed by a Chicago Great West
ern switching train last evening. He
was struck as the train was backing.
To Control Finances.: ...
Constantinople, Aug. 30. A cot
lective note from the six embassies
giving notice of the appointment of
commissioners to control the fin&ncea
of Macedonia was presented to Vie
if. ij in -t „.-
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PROGRESS 6F PLAGUE
Continued Diminution in Number pf
New Orleans, Aug. 30. Following
is the oltcial report to 6 p. m. yester
Total cases to date .......
The daily record shows a continued
diminution in the number of. cases.
Yesterday's record is a source of grat
ification, following upon the low rec
ord of Sunday.
Reports from the country last night
Patterson, 6 cases.
Shrewsbury, 1 death.
Kenner, 4 cases.
Hanson City, 2 cases and 1 death.
Donaldsoaville, 1 case.
Port Barrow, 1 case.
St. Rose. 3 cases
Pecan Grove, 1 case.
Good Hope plantation, 1 death.
Waveland plantation, soutR of Pat
terson, 6 cases.
Bellesein plantation, previously
called Delizen, west of Patterson, 4
Natchez makes no report of new
cases, the people deciding to await
the arrival of an expert before accept
ing the statement that there was yel
Escatawpa, Miss., near Mississippi
Point, reports 4 cases..
BECAME A ROBBER.
Young Man Says He First Squandered
$200,000 Left by Father.
Chicago. Aug. 30.—William Ely. held
by the police for the Johannson jewel
ry store hold-up, has squandered $200,
000 within three years, according to
the confession he made last night to
Inspector Shippv. This money, he
said, was left him at the death of his
father. Most of his fortune went in
betting on horse races. He further
hinted that, being unable to obtain
employment, he had been forced to
become a hold-up man. Two other
men, suspected of being the accom
plices of Ely, have been arrested.
TWENTY PERSONS HURT
By Collapse of a Terrace During Re
hearsal in a Berlin Theater.
Berlin, Aug 30.—During a roV.^arsal
at the Metropole theater yesterday
afternoon a terrace sixteen feet above
the stage collapsed and twenty people
were injured. Panic stricken actors
and actresses rushed into the streets
in stage attire. It is feared that four
of the injured will die, Max Steiden,
the most popular comic singer in Ber
lin, being among the number. Nearly
all the» others injured were young
MADDEN WILL FIGHT.
'Determined to Have a Divorce Regard
less of the Cost.
Lexington. Ky., Aug. 30. John E
Madden, noted turfman, engaged in a
legal fight in New York, Ohio and
Kentucky courts over divorce pro
ceedings and alimony claim, and who
was held in contempt of the New
York court Saturday, held a confer
ence here yesterday with his attor
neys to take steps to press Madden'?
suit for divorce in the local court
Madden says he now proposes to
"fight to the finish" if it costs a for
KILLED BY BASE BALL.
Michigan Merchant Loses His Life
While Witnessing Game.
Marqjiette, Mich., Aug. 30.—William
F. Franks, Jr., a member of the firm
of Kirtland & Co., druggists at Sid
naw, was hit on tke temple by a foul
tip while witnessing a baseball game
yesterday, and died a few hours later
while being brought to Marquette on
board a special train. His skull was
fractured. Franks was twenty-six
years old and, was married three
WILL WALK NO MORE.
Government Decides to Install fin Ele
vator in Old Federal Building.
Washington, Aug. 30. An order
was issued yesterday at the treasury
department authorizing a new eleva
tor to be placed in the old federal
building, at St. Paul. Congressman
Stevens has been trying for some time
to have this improvement made for
the convenience of federal officials,
and on his showing it was decided to
put in a first-class apparatus.
WIFE IS NOT MURDERESS.
Woman Who Confessed to Poisoning
Husband Is Insane.
Buffalo, N. Y., Aug. 30.—The death
of John A. Honer, the Buffalo merch
ant. was due to cholera morbus and
heaYt disease, and not to carbolic, acid
admmisterod by his wife. Mrs Honei
gave herself up to the police on the
day of her husband death, saying she
had poisoned him. She has been ad
Has $500,000 Fire.
Johnstown Pa., Aug. 30.—The build
ing and stock of the Pennsylvanin
Traffic company, which operates the
largest department store in the city
are a total loss as the result of a fire
that started about 11 o'clock last
night. The estimated loss is $500,000
Hit in the Eye With an Apple.
Echo, Minn., Aug, 30-^While at p]n
In the street the ten-year-ojd son of
Judge Pool was hit in the eye with
an apple thrown by his ploymate, tjie
Wow rupturing a aaaall blppd vessel.
?^0N MAIN ISSUE^
WAIVES INDEMNITY AND LEAVES
PRICE OF SAKHALIN TO AR
NEW BASIS OF COMPROMISE
TOKIO INSTRUCTS KOMURA TO
PRESENT NEW PLAN TO
PEACE NOW SEEMS ASSURED
PRESIDENT CONDUCTS NEGOTIA
TIONS WHICH RESULT IN
Portsmouth. N. H„ Augv 30.—Baron
Komura, acting "pon Instructions re
ceived from To'.!o as the result of
yesterday's me* ,'..# of the cabinet and
"elder statesmen," under the dlTect
presidency of the pmperor of Japan,
will to-day submit to Mr. Witte a new
basis of compi and that compro
mise, it is firmly believed, will insure
The revelation made yesterday that
Japan had already informed Emperor
Nicholas through President Roosevelt
and Ambassador Meyer, that Japan
was ready to waive the question of in
demnity, submit the price to be paid
for the northern half of Sakhalin to
the judgment of a mixed commission,
but prepared the way for
Japan's Back Down
upon the main issue. The announce
ment had been the sensation of the
day. It had met. with denials high and
low. It was declared to be impossible,
incredible. Tlie Japanese! declined 10
admit it. and the Russians said they
confirmation. Mr. Witte inti
mated strongly that St. Petersburg
had not apprised him of any such ac
tion by the president. There was
even a disposition to ridicule the idea
Of arbitrating the price of half of the
island. Nevertheless, on all hands it
was admitted if Japan took this posi
tion, the ground was cut out from un
der (Emperor Nicholas.
Japan Shifts the Burcien.
Mr. \Vitte, by consummate skill in
conceding all the demands ot" Japan
involving the real issues of the war,
had maneuvered his adversaries into
a position that unless they abandc.v.eu
the claim for indemnity they eou-il be
accused of continuing the war for
money. The Japanese in abandoning
the claim for indemnity now practical-,
ly turn the tables and shift, the burdeu
back to Russia's shoulders if she does
not consent to submit a minor issue to
the impartial judgment, of a tribunal.
Mr. Witte publicly dissent.3 vigorously
from the proposition and there will
still be a struggle with Peterhof. but
if Japan agrees to-day to formally
Renounce all Claims
for direct or indirect compensation for
the expense of the war, the big stum
bling block to peace is out of the way.
Everything will depend upon the form
in which the proposal is submitted.
Should the renunciation be so coupled
with the other proposition that Rus
sia could claim it was still only a dis
guised demand for tribute, the gulf
might only be narrowed, not bridged..
All the private advices that reach
the Russian' mission from St. Peters
burg indciate that the military party
is bellicose, insistent that Linevitch
be given a chance and negotiations be
Witte Feels Pressure.
Mr. Witte feels the pressure of this
sentiment, and, as a man of ambition,
be may not feel that he can afford to
lay himself open to the charge that he
is temporizing with the situation. He
has power under his Instructions to
reject out of hand any proposition in
volving the payment of tribute. He
need not consult his imperial master.
He is a man ?f inspiration and he 19
quite capable, if the Japanese propo
sition savors still of "blood money,"
to refuse even to accept it for trans
mission to St. Petersburg.
But such a stroke Is not expected.
Mr. Witte knows that public, opinion,
both in America and in Europe, as
well as in Russia
Would Condemn Him
if be broke off the negotiations just as
the way was opened for a possible ac
While apparently the real negotia
tions leading up to yesterday's an-i
nouncement were conducted by the
president at Oyster Bay, acting
through Baron Kaneko on the one
hand, and Ambassador Meyer on the
other, It is now believed that much
has been going on beneath the sur
iconic of the Japanese were greatly
excited yesterday on the reports that
Tokio had surrendered on the ques
tion of indemnity. They declined to
believe it, saying if true it would
cause a tremendous outburst Qf popu
lar feeling in Japan,
HOLMES HA8 SURRENDERED.^
Former Associate Statistician Returns
to Washington for Trial.
Washington, Aug. 30. Edwin &,
Holmes, Jr., former associate Statis
tician of the agricultural department
who was indicted in connection with
th« cotton leak investigation, .has'
given himself up to the United StaUs
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