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HAPPENINGS IN THE FATHERLAND.
Principal events That Have Occurred
la the Old Countries About the
North Sea Within a Week
or So Just Past.
FINLAND.
So far the conscription laws impos
€d upon Finland have been an un
qualified failure, only a small per
centage of the fresh recruits having
obeyed the summons to report for
examination.
A new Swedish daily will soon be
established in Helsingfors.
Governor General Bobnikoff has in
spected the lighthouses at Kvarken,
the narrow channel leading into the
northern portion of the Gulf of Both
nia. The Swedes are afraid that Rus
sia may intend to build fortifications
at this point.
DENMARK.
Dr. George Brandes, the great in
tellectual colossus of Scandinavia,
cannot believe in a personal God be
cause such a conception is illogical.
To this. Prof. J. P. Kristensen-Ean
ders, of the Ollerup people's high
school, makes the remark that some
men have believed in a living, person
al God though they were supposed to
be fairly well equipped intellectually,
and of such men he mentions V. R3 d
berg, S. Kierkegaard, Kant, Newton
and Socrates.
A lady who was about to board an
electric street car in Copenhagen
slipped and fell down. But in the
fall one of her feet was caught in the
steps, and she was dragged along the
street for a considerable distance.
"When the car stopped she was ex
pected to be badly injured, if not
killed. But to the surprise of the
spectators she had not received even
a scratch worth mentioning.
E\ery eighth person in Iceland is
a good templar.
Three of the largest match manu
facturing companies of Copenhagen
have been merged into one concern
*'to cut down the running expenses
and to avoid destructhe competi
tion."
A twelve-foot spiral track runs up
the Round Tower in Copenhagen to
a height of ninety feet. A few morn
ings ago three men rode up the entire
distance in an automobile and back
again. This reminds us of the his
toric fact that Peter the Great of
Russia made the same trip in a wag
on drawn by four horses in the 3 ear
1716.
SWEDEN.
A nation in arms. The growth of
the membership of the volunteer rifle
clubs is truly enormous. The clubs
had 92,793 members at the beginning
of this vear, and considerably more
than one-half of them joined the
movement in 1901. The government
has just appropriated $7,500 for
grounds for target practice in differ
ent parts of the country.
The Skane "sugar barons" have
managed to keep the price of sugar
so high that this commodity, for the
first time in fifteen 3 ears, has been
imported in considerable quantities.
Those cracks in the walls of the
new riksdag building. The much
discussed cracks in the new riksdag
building have been carefullvr exam
ined by three experts appointed by
the building committee, and their re
port is public property. The cracks
are by no means serious, and they
are not due to an uneven settling of
the foundation. They may have been
caused by an uneven temperature in
different parts of the immense struc
ture, and the committee holds that
there is no reason for anxiety as to
the solidity of the walls.
And so Uncle Sam gets them. The
consul general of Sweden and Nor
way at Valparaiso warns his country
men against coming to Chile, South
America. The government is honest
ly endeavoring to aid Scandinavian
emigrants, but the officials whose du
ty it is to effectuate its policy care
more for their own interests than for
those of foreign emigrants. Indirect
ly, this warning swells the current of
emigrants to the United States.
A fire destroyed sixteen residences
and outhouses and damaged five oth
ers in Leksand's Noret, near Falun.
The fruit trees in Vestergotland
have been stripped of their leaves by
worms, and in some localities even the
trees in the parks have been attacked
by the pest. The berry bushes have
generally been spared.
Lovisa Charlotta Kokeritz, the old
est inhabitant of Vesteras., completed
her 102d year June 30. Her mental
as well as physical powers are in a
comparatively vigorous condition.
The ecclesiastical authorities of
Gothenburg have resolved to erect a
new church building in that part of
the city which is known as Vasasta
den. The style is to be romanesque,
and the estimated cost is about $123,
000.
The first division of the army will
be engaged in a series of movements
on both sides of the boundary line
of the provinces of Malmohus and
Kristianstad, beginning July 24 and
closing Aug. 2. All of the different
arms will be represented at the man
euvers.
The crown prince attended a review
of the Indian troops in London, which
presented a magnificent spectacle.
The crown prince wore a Norwegian
general's uniform on the occasion.
The Hoganes Coal Mining company
has declared a dividend of 6 per cent
for the past year.
Ernst Thulin, a Swede who had been
working at his trade in Vienna, was
arrested as an anarchist on his way
through Italy, and kept in different
Italian prisons for a period of forty
four days. He has taken steps to se
cure some sort of satisfaction from
the Italian government.
The water used for the copper ex
tracting mill at Helsingborg turns
red, and chemists claim that it con
tains Valuable fertilizing substances.
Lector P. P. Waldenstrom is so fond
of America that he would like to re
turn here and spend a whole year in
Dr. Sven Hedin was recently grant*
ed audience of the king and received
the decoration of the order of the
North Star. Afterwards the king and
queen gave a dinner to Dr. Hedin and
the Princes Gustaf Adolf and Eugen.
The municipality of Boden has pe
titioned for a city charter.
There is much more game in Skane
this summer than usual. Deer are
very numerous, at times appearing in
regular flocks, and elks have been
seen in several localities. The grass
ducks have also had a favorable sea
son.
Tree planting is becoming more and
more popular in Ostergotland. About
850 acres were planted with trees last
spring, 320,000 evergreen trees and 780
pounds of seed being used for that
purpose. Those who had charge of the
work gave instruction in tree plant
ing and tree culture to 1,590 pupils in
fifty-nine different public schools.
O. Dahlgren, a farmer at Veda, An
germanland, while digging a ditch on
his farai, found a piece of red metal
which he did not think much of at
first, but which he finally took to a
jeweler, who found it to be a piece of
gold which was worth about $135. The
gold is supposed to represent stolen
goods which the thief melted down
and concealed where the farmer hap
pened to find it.
At the close of the term at the naval
academy of Great Britain a compre
hensive account was given of the na
vies of Europe. The naval academy
and the navy of Sweden were spoken
of in most nattering terms. Its navy
is comparatively small, but the con
struction of its vessels is perfectly
modern, and its fighting capacity
ought to be of the highest rank. But
the men are, if possible, even better
equipped for service than their fight
ing gear. The instruction given at the
military academy is admirably adapt
ed to the demands of modern times.
The officers of the Swedish navy sure
ly rank among the most highly edu
cated in the world, and they conduct
themselves like perfect gentlemen.
Much praise is also bestowed upon the
subordinate marines, whose theoreti
cal learning, as well as practical train
ing, is said to be equal to those of the
officers of many other navies. Wher
ever the Sw edish marines appear their
behavior will redound to the honor of
their nation. What attracts particu
lar attention to the Swedish seaman
abroad, is his splendid discipline and
his unexcelled cleanliness. Indeed, as
to the virtue last mentioned, the Eng
libh marines might learn a thing or
two.
Thousands of acres of timber in
the Elfdal forests, near Falun, were
swept by fire, and at one time no less
than 800 men were fighting the flames.
A dozen farmsteads were also de
stroyed.
A contagious disease has broken out
among the hogs at Rosendal, near
Visby, Gothland, and a number of an
imals have been killed.
NORWAY.
The fire which reduced one-fifth of
the city of Larvik to black walls and
chimneys and heaps of ashes, did not
cause much suffering to those who
were the losers. Almost everybody
seemed to be ben*" on rendering as
sistance to the two thousand people
who were made homeless by the ca
tastrophe, and perfect order was
maintained both during the fire and
afterwards. The burnt district is lo
cated immediately below the famous
beech forest, the traditional pride of
the stricken city. The damage will
no doubt be repaired in a few
months, and many business men
think the calamity will,prove a bless
ing in disguise. Some forty Danes
who were stopping at the baths con
tributed almost $300 to the relief
fund.
Prof. Birkeland has left for Ach
angel, Russia, where he is going to
make preparations for his Arctic ex
pedition for studying the northern
lights. His final destination is Nova
ja Semlja, where the expedition is to
spend the winter. The men are go
ing to stay in an eight-room house
built by the Russian government.
Prof. Birkeland himself may possibly
return to his station in Kaafjord, Fin
marken, late in the fall. But it is set
tled that two of his assistants will re
main at Novaja Semlja. Two other
assistants will be stationed at Kaaf
jord. two at Dyrafjord, Iceland, and
one at a fourth station in Novaja
Semlja. Each "of the seven assitants
carries a life insurance of $2,700 and
an accident insurance of an equal
amount.
Ice was formed on some mountain
lakes in Evikne July 2.
The number of Norwegian immi
grants arriving in the United States
during the past fiscal 3 ear was 17,
484. This is an increase of 5,236 as
compared with the previous year.
The Camilla Collet monument com
mittee has resolved to erect a bronze
statue of the noted authoress in
Kristiania. Over $3,000 has already
been raised for the purpose.
Verdens Gang and Vestbladet agree
that the finances of the state of Nor
way are in a very discouraging condi
tion, the expenditures of the national
government averaging fourteen dol
lars a year for every man, woman and
child in the country.
The rainfall has been very light in
Gudbrandsdalen, and all kinds of
crops are in a miserable condition.
A new church building has been
dedicated at Neiden, South Varanger,
Finmarken, by Wexelsen, the minis
ter of ecclesiastical affairs. He also
inspected the schools in Finmarken
while on the same trip.
Those who figured on a great in
flux of tourists this summer were not
mistaken. The most favored parts of
the country are simply teeming with
foreigners, and English and German
are spoken in every nook and corner
of the land of the midnight sun.
Arendal, July 4.—Two steel steam
ers, which were built for the Inter
national Steamship Company of Mo
bile, Alabama, were launched today
at the Fevig shipyards. Each of them
registers 1,200 tons. They are fitted
out as first-class passenger steamers.
This is the first time that such large
ships have been built in Norway for
Americans. They cost considerably
over $270,000.
It is proposed to extend the city
limits of Sarpsborg so as to make
Borregaard, Alvo and Sundlokken on
the east side of the Glomfmen, parts
the. city/
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Culture of Pine.
An experiment in the cultivation Of
pine is being carried on at the Itas
ca State park, under the direction of
Attorney General W. B. Douglas,
which will undoubtedly be of value
to the entire Northern part of the
state.
Two years ago Mr. Douglas secured
an appropriation of $50 a year from
the state legislature for the planting
of trees in the park, and experiments
were made both in raising pine from
seed and in transplanting. The prin
ciple object of Mr. Douglas' recent
trip to the park was to see how the
trees planted last year and this
spring were getting along.
The experiments with raising pine
from seed gave very unsatisfactory
results, but the results obtained in
transplanting pine trees have been
far better than anticipated.
Twenty-three of twenty-five pine
trees transplanted last year are alive
and doing well. When it was seen last
year that the transplanting of small
pine trees promised to give better re
sults than raising pine from seed,
Mr. Douglas consulted with Prof.
Green of the Minnesota agricultural
school, and prominent nursery men,
and after obtaining all the informa
tion possible from the reports of ex
periments carried on in Germany de
cided to try it on a larger scale.
Charging Too Much.
Warden Wolfer of the Stillwater
prison has discovered that several
dealers throughout the state have
been selling prison twine at a larger
profit than is allowed by law.
The warden reported this to the
board of control, and was instructed
to make a complete investigation.
Evidence has been secured against
six or seven dealers, who will be
prosecuted.
The board also has men in the field
looking up other reported violations
of the law, which provides that no
dealer shall make a profit of more
than 1 cent per pound on the sale of
prison twine.
The penalty for violation of the law
is a fine of not less than $25 nor more
than $300 for each offense.
The state has been selling three
grades of twine, the highest grade
selling for Yl]A cents per pound the
next for II54 cents, and the lowest
for 9)4 cents.
The dealer is allowed to add the
freight to the point of shipment and
1 cent per pound for profit to this
price.
Killed by Glanders.
Glanders, which is essentially a
horse disease, has caused the death
of two farmers in Becker county.
That the disease is .contagious from
animals to men is known, but cases
of death from glanders are rare
among human beings. Dr. S. B. Brim
hall, of the state board of health, has
investigated the deaths and is satis
fied that the diagnosis of the local
phjrsicians was correct. The men
were brothers. One of their horses
died from glanders and about two
weeks later one of the brothers sick
ened and died. There were eruptions
on the body and some thought that
he had smallpox, although some of
the most marked symptoms of this
disease were not present. Not until
another horse died from glanders and
the scond brother succumbed to the
the second brother succumbed to the
state of facts revealed.
Saved Her Son,
To save her 3-year-old son, Percy,
from drowning, Mrs. McKenzie was
lowered into a cistern at her resi
dence, 629 Ottawa avenue, St. Paul.
When the boy fell head first through
the trap door of a cistern, Mrs. Mc
Kenzie commanded two women who
lived next door to lower her by the
feet into the cistern. In that way
she was enabled to grasp the drown
ing boy and the two were pulled out
of the cistern. The boy was resusci
tated after being rolled over a barrel.
After Horse Thieves.
The sheriffs of a number of coun
ties in the southern section of the
state met at Winona to consider
means of putting a stop to the theft
of horses. Nearly a hundred have
been taken in a few months and not
one of the animals has been recovered
The sheriffs are of the opinion that
something in the way of concerted
action must be undertaken to put a
stop to this lawlessness.
Now in Brief.
The sum of $300,000 will be ex
pended at Fort Snelling this year and
next, and it is expected the entire
outlay necessary to make a first-class
post of the fort will be $750,000.
Bruce V. Hill, Ph. D., will be one
of the new teachers in Carlton col
lege the coming year. He will teach
plrysics and mathematics in the
science department. He is now study
ing in Germany.
Italians of republican sympathies
have organized political clubs in
Eveleth, Hibbing and Virginia. They
are inducing men of their nationality
to take out citizenchip papers that
they may be able to swing a political
force of 1,200 votes at the fall elec
tions and secure political recognition.
V. Fischer, a prominent business
man of Moorhead, was held to the
grand jury to answer to a charge of
selling prison twine at a higher price
than the schedule rate. The com
plaint was sworn to by Warden Wol
fer.
The organization of the Northwest
ern Bible and Missionary Training
school, or lay college, under the aus
pices of the First Baptist church of
Minneapolis, has been completed by
the acceptance by Dr. A. J. Frost,
from Los Angeles, Cal., of the posi
tion of dean of the faculty.
Josephine Kastner, and Mary Siler
were drowned in Long lake, near New
Brighton while bathing.
Efforts to recover the body of
Charles Libby, the 12-year-old son of
Everett Libby, who was drowned
in the Mississippi river at Winona,
have been unsuccessful.
State Auditor Dunn received from
the officers of Ramsey county theif
June settlement of tax collections.
The total of the collections was $1,
394,554.15, of which the state's share
is $145,549.08.
The combined reports of the banks
of McLeod county, which have been
published, show loans and discounts
$1,068,271.60 total available assets,
$346,951.13 capital, $217,000 surplus
and undivided profits, $55,583.56 de
posits, $1,284,194.12.
'Mid^^&r^L^L ^Atl^f^Mw^i^hi t$$£k
ROUND ABOUT THE STATE.
Arifl Gustaf son. near Milaca, was
nearly gored to death by a bull.
C. F. J. Goebel of Milaca had his
leg fractured by the kick of a horse.
Mary Johnson, a Minneapolis do
mestic, was found dead in her room.
Kost & Lammersen's slaughter
house in the town of St. Cloud burn
ed at a loss of $1,000.
Helen Tenges, cook on the steamer
Lora, fell from the boat at the foot
of Broadway, St. Paul, and was
drowned.
Seril Woods, the 2-year-old son of
Mr. and Mrs. Burl Woods, was drown
ed in a cistern at the house of his
grandfather, M. R. Woods, at Eyota.
Burglars entered the Log Cabin sa
loon in Minneapolis and secured $115
in cash and a gold watch valued at
$65. The watch was the property of
a citizen of Duluth, who had left it
for a small loan.
Near Tengly, several Indians were
in camp. Whisky flowed freely and a
quarrel arose and John W. Farbanks,
a member of this reservation, was
stabbed and killed by his wife. It
is reported that jealousy and whisky
were the causes of the murder. The
woman escaped.
A hailstorm passed over Cotton
wood doing much damage in a strip
south of here, probably two miles
wide and four or five miles long. The
farmers estimate their loss at about
50 per cent. Rain fell in torrents,
causing the grain to lodge over an
area much larger than that visited
by hail.
A handsome summer cottage at
Mille Lacs lake, belonging to D. H.
Robbins, was destroyed by fire Sat
urday. The cottage was unoccupied
and the origin of the fire is unknown.
Loss, $2,000.
Emma Batcha, three years old, fell
from the second story window of her
home at St. Paul, to the stone pave
ment and received injuries from
which she may die. Her head is bad
ly bruised, and her left side painfully
injured.
Reports are about that Minneapolis
is to have a new hotel to contain at
least 400 rooms. It will be the most
accessible in the city and perhaps the
most spacious.
When Ell Torrance of Minneapolis,
commander-in-chief of the G. A. R.,
heads the parade during the national
encampment in Washington, in Octo
ber, he will have as a special escort
John A. Rawlins post of Minneapolis,
of which the commander-in-chief is
a member.
The Northern Consolidated Granite
company has been organized at St.
Cloud by C. S. Benson and others, to
take over several granite quarries.
The capital stock is about $150,000,
and a complete equipment, something
never had there, will be put in.
An organized gang of log thieves
which has been operating along the
upper Mississippi river for some time
past, is still plying its depredations
vigorously, according to the testi
mony of lumbermen and steamboat
men, and the log owners are at their
wits' end as to how to put an end
to the thievery which is becoming
very disagreeable and is a source of
considerable loss.
Frank Nelson, aged^7 years, and
George Regan, aged 11, were drowned
in the river near South St. Paul. The
boys were playing on a raft which
they had constructed, and were car
ried from the shore by the current.
The bodies have not been recovered.
A committee of the recently organ
ized Native Sons of Minnesota asso
ciation has been appointed to make
arrangements for fair-week reunion
of the natives of this state by the
president of the society, P. M. Holl.
Some boys of Elmore attacked
three men who came up from Led
yard, Iowa. The boys were armed
with clubs except one, who carried a
hammer. One man, the section fore
man on the Chicago & North-Western
at Ledyard, was pounded into uncon
sciousness with the hammer.
A special election was held at Mon
ticello and bonds in the sum of $10,
000 voted for a system of water
works. The vote was 126 for to 48
against. Bonds for a gas plant also
carried by 132 to 43. The sum of $4,
000 was voted for the latter enter
prise.
A mass meeting was held at Win
throp to organize an association to
hold a street fair in September. W.
Korth, F. M. Dimond, C. A. Benson
and F. J. Schisler were chosen a com
mittee on arrangements. Numerous
high class attractions will be secured.
A fast freight and a gravel train
on the Milwaukee railroad collided at
River Junction. Five cars were de
molished and the locomotive of the
freight train left the track and now
lies bottom upward in the Mississip
pi river. The engineer and fireman
jumped and escaped injury.
Fire yesterday afternoon did much
damage at the Northern Pacific sta
tion at Crookston. It originated dur
ing the absence of the office force
and the interior of the building was
drenched with water in the effort to
control the flames. The freight de
partment was cleared of all the mer
chandise.
The Duluth, Missabe & Northern
road has ordered three ninety-ton lo
comotives, which will be delivered
about Oct. 1, and six more of the
same size which will be delivered
early next spring.
Harvesting accidents have been
very numerous in the vicinity of
Stewartville. Johnnie Acker, the 11
year-old son of John Acker, living a
few miles northeast of town, got in
front of the binder with the result
that both legs were cut to the bone
on the shins.
Mrs. Jennie Davis, wife of Sam I.
Davis of the Park hotel, LeSueur,
committed suicide by shooting her
self in the mouth with a 32-caltber
revolver. «,
The board of equalization put the
assessed value of mining property in
St. Louis county at $30,154,905, which
is three times the estimate handed in
by the mine owners. The mine own
ers' figures were $9,137,850.
The coarse-grain men of the Minne
apolis Chamber of Commerce are talk
ing of holding a meeting to disedss
the matter of new grades irk barley.
In Milwaukee there is a proposition
to establish a new grade to be known
as "standard" barley.
Louis London, a 13-year-old news
boy of Duluth, has startled the com
munity by confessing to several burg
laries that had been credited to pro
fessionals.
A St. Paul dog, belonging to Fritz
H'Orey, recently jumped into the riv
er from the center span of the high
bridge at St. Paul, a distance of over
200 feet, and escaped unhurt.
W. H. Rand, mail clerk, and H. W.
Withers, an assistant, were injured in
collision between a mail wagon and
a street car in front of the Milwaukee
station at Minneapolis. Rand sustain
ed a broken collar bone and Withers
strained his right hip. Both
removed to the city hospital
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TOUR OF NEW ENGLAND.
Private Secretary Cortelyou Gives
Oat the Itinerary of Presi
dent Roosevelt.
Boston, Aug. 6.—The secretary to
the president, Mr. Cortelj ou, has tele
graphed to Senator Lodge and Sena
tor Hoar that the president will reach
Boston on Saturday, August 23, late in
the afternoon and will go at once to
Nahant, where he will pass Sundaj
with Senator Lodge. The next morn
ing the president will go to Newport,
making ten-minute stops at Taunton
and Fall Rher. He will return from
Newport the same daj, reaching Bos
ton about six o'clock, where he will
be recened bv the governor, the mav.
or and the Boston congressmen. Tues
day morning he will go, via the Boston
& Maine, to New Hampshire, making
15-minute stops at Lowell, South Law
rence and Haverhill. After a week in
Maine and New Hampshire he will re
turn to Massachusetts on Mondas, Sep
tember 1, reaching Xorthfield late that
afternoon he will pass the night at
Northfield, and will leave at 8:30 a. m.
Tuesdav, September 2, arriving at Mil
lers Falls at 8:50 leave at nine a. m.
arrhe at Fitchburg at 10:40 leave
11-40 He will arrne at Worcester,
where he goes to see Senator Hear, at
12-40 p. and will leave at three p.m.
He will a at We^tfield at 6:30 p.
m, and leave Westfield at 6:50 m,
either for Dalton, where it is hoped
he mav go to pass the night with Gov.
Crane, or for New Ha\en Mr. Cortel
you states that it is the president's de
sire that there shall be no public re
ceptions held anywhere. The presi
dent will speak briefij at the vanous
points indicated, but will hold no re
ceptions of anj kind.
Gieenpoint, L. I.. Aug. 7.—President
Roose\elt, on board the Mav flower.
Wednesday enjojed mimic warfare
praised his gunners until thej blushed
through the grime and smoke, and
congratulated the officers and men, as
a part of a navy of which the entire
country is immensely proud. The
shooting of the winning gun ciew was
phenomenal^ good. The president
then shook hands with the members
of the successful crew, and as he did
so pressed a five-dollar bill into the
palm of each, but giving $'20 to the
gun pointer. O'Donnell.
FINE CROP OF CORN.
Makes Excellent Progress During the
Past Week in the Principal
Corn States.
Washington, Aug. 6.—The weather
bureau's weekly summary of crop
conditions is as follows:
A drought prevailing in the previous week
from Virginia and the Carolmas westward
to Arkansas, has been largely broken, the
rains being excessively heavy over the
esterr part of the region named Drought,
however, continues in. portions of the lower
Ohio valley, the Caroliras ardi northern
Georgia The central and northern por
tions ot Texas have again received verj
heavy rains, and the lake region ard the
northern portion of the micdle Atlantic
states have also suffered to some extent
from excessive moisture The protracted
dtrought in the central and southern Rocky
mountain Districts continues with in
creased severity, ard portions of Kansas,
Nebraska and the North Pacific coast re
gion are in needi of rain Generally the
temperature conditions have been highly
favorable.
As a whole, corn has made excellent prog
ress in the principal corn-producing states,
ard an urusually fine crop is promised In
a small part of the lower Ohio valley and in
southeastern Missouri, central and west
ern Kansas, Tennessee and "Virginia a
part of the crop is, however, suffering
from drought
Some winter wheat remains to be har
vested! in extreme northern districts, where
harvesting has been much delayed by
rains and considerable damage has been
done to wheat in stack ana shock Harvest
ing is in general progress on the North
Pacific coast under favorable conditions
Sprirg wheat harvest has been some
what delayed by showers in Minnesota,
where harvesting is in progress as far
north as- the middle portion of the state
In North Dakota, high winds anci hail have
lodged and damaged spring wheat slightij
and rust is appearing on the late sown
The crop is ripening very rapidly In the
Dakotas, somewhat too rapidiy in South
Dakota In Oregon and Washirgton spring
wheat has made favorable advancement
Oat harvest in the northern districts has
progressed under more favorable conai
tions than 'n the previous week, and is
nearing completion, except in the more
easterly sections
STEAMERS IN COLLISION.
City of Venice Sunk by the Segnin
Off Rondeau, Canada, and Three
of Crew Drowned,
Cleveland, O., Aug. 6.**—As a result
of a collision on Lake Erie between the
steamer Citv. of Venice, ore-laden, and
the steamer Seguin, a steel lumbei
vessel, off Rondeau, Canada, at mid
night the former vessel was sunk and
three lives lost, while several other
persons were more or less seriously
injured.
THE DROWNED—Peter Siraondson,
fireman, Brooklyn, N.
Thomas Flamgan, deckhand, Buffalo
George Weir, watchman, residence un
krown.
INJURED—John Sullivan, Chicago, con
tusion of back, will probably die
A McDougal, Cheboygan, Mich chief
engineer City of Venice, arm injured and
body badly bruised
Louis Hubecker, Cheboygan, Mich., head
and back badly bruised
AGREE ON TERMS.
Fair Prospect of an Early Settle
ment of the Miners' Strike
In Michigan.
Saginaw, Mich., Aug. 7.—At a meet
ing of representatives of the mine
operators and officials of the district
mine workers' organization in this city
Wednesday afternoon a basis of set
tlement of the strike that has been in
progress since April 1 last was agreed
upon by the amendment of two sec
tions of the joint scale submitted
July 2, which heretofore could not be
agreed upon, and those present agreed
to abide by the arrangement and to
use their good offices in securing its
acceptance by the mine workers.
Cholera Spreading In Manchuria.
St. Petersburg, Aug. 7.—Cholera is
spreading in Manchuria with alarming
rapidity. The deaths at Harbin on
the eastern China railway number be
tween 100 and 130 daily, chiefly Chi
nese. It is feared the epidemic may
Russian sanitary
wholly inadequate.
St. Paul, Minn., Aug. 4.—This is the
banner crop season in Minnesota and
Dakotas, the value of grain yield be
ing estimated at nearly $200,000,000,
while dairy and other products bring
the total in the three states to $300,
000,000.
^•^U^^m^^mmf#^w?w^ j,jK JUj^^^'ij ™*8* ji W I'SS
A Critic Silenced.
A bishop who \\ab i-u\ciing in a
mining country, and encountered an
old Irishman turning a windlass which
hauled up ore out of a shaft. It was
his work to do this all day long. His
hat was off, and the sun poured down
on his unprotected head.
"Don't 3 ou know the sun will injure
your brain if 3 ou expose it in that man
ner?" said the good man.
The Irishman wiped the sweat from
his forehead and looked at the clergy
man.
"Do je think I'd be doing this al\
day if I had anj brains?" he said, and
then gave the handle another turn.—
Tit-Bits.
The Feminine Way.
"I left the planning of our new
house entirety to m^ wife."
'"How did she go about it?"
"She had the architect make pro
vision for the necessary closets hrst.
"I see. And then merely cut up
what was left into rooms."
"That's what she intended to do,
but there wasn't anv thing left. When
she had laid out the closets the en
tire building spdee was gone."—Chi
cago Post.
The Reporter Scores.
Senator Treacle—Did you tell that
re-porter I had nothing to say?
Servant—Yes, sir.
Senator Treacle—I suppose he was
very much disappointed.
Servant—I hardly know, sir. He
said he was aware of the fact that you
never said anything, but was under
the impression that 3011 never missed
an opportunity to talk —Chicago
Daily News.
Her Deduction.
Mrs. Bings—Mrs. Nexdoor told me
you once wanted to marry that Miss
Upton. She wouldn't have 3 ou, I pre
sume.
Mr. Bings—Did Mrs. Nexdoor say
Miss Upton refused me?
Mrs. Bings—Xo, she merely re
marked that Miss Upton had alwavs
been a very sensible girl.—X. Y.
Weekly.
He Pays the Bills.
I've heard that women purchase naught
When they go out to shop—
That all they do is price the goods
Where'er they chance to stop
The rule may be that omen scorn
To purchase tucks and frills.
But my wife isn't built that way
I know—I pay the bills.
•—Ohio Sta'e Journal
WISE ICEMAN.
Lady of the House—This little bit of
ice won't last an hour. WI13 don't 3 ou
give me a large piece these hot da3
The Iceman—What for? It would
only melt.—Chicago Journal.
She Was His'n.
He started with "O Dora, please—"
She did not stop to listen.
He meant to flop down on his knees,
But she hopped up on his'n
—Philadelphia Press.
Clever Little Boy.
"Mamma, I know the gentleman's
name that called to see Aunt Ellie
last night and nobody told me,
either."
"Well, then, what is it, Bobbie?"
"Why, George Dont! I heard her
say: 'George Dont' in the parlor four
or five times running. That's what his
name is!"—Tit-Bits.
An Arbitrary Rule.
Mr. Nupop—Why isn't little Robert
out with his nurse? Perhaps the
nurse I sent you from the employment
agency didn't come.
Mrs. Nupop—Oh! yes, she came, but
she didn't suit at all. She had nothing
but blue dresses to wear, and you
know blue is only for girl babies
pink's for boys.—Philadelphia Press.
Sparing- His Feelings.
Hettie—Now that you have broken
your engagement with Fred, shall 30u
return to him the diamond ring he
gave you?
Minna—Certainly not, Hettie it
would be, cruel to give him a thing
that would be a constant reminder of
the *»*ppiness he had missed.—Boston
Transcript.
Another Friendship Broken.
"Yes," said the engaged girl, "Dick
is very methodical. He gives me a
kiss when he comes and two when he
goes awa3."
._ ,r "That's always been his way," re-
reach Irkutsk and Vladivostock. TheJ turned her dearest friend. "I've heard
lots of girls comment on it."
Thus it happens that they cease to
speak to each other.—Tit-Bits.
precautions are
A Great Yield.
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Cheering Him JJp.
"I can safely say that no man ever
atttempted to bribe me, gentlemer.."
Voice in the Crowd—Don't be down
hearted, old chap your luck may
change.—Tit-Bits.
—Chicago America*.
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Fleeting Glance.
Maud—Did 30U notice sho that lady
as ho got out of the train and stared
so hard at us?
Mabel—Do 30U mean the one with
the open coat with silk facings, red
bolero, blue tummed hat, graj gloves,
striped flounce with diamond stitch
ings, with an umbrella and a red
backed book and a mole on her left
cheek, and frightfully ugly?
Maud—Yes, that's the one.
Mabel—Xo I hardly caught a
glimpse of her.—Chicago American.
The Good Old Kind.
The wu*less mouse-trap fellow's plan
We herewith beg to question
But krow \he mouseless mouse-trap is
A practical suggestion.
—N. Y. Timi°
QIITE SEVERE.
She—What are you thinking about?
He—Nothing.
She —Isn't that rather egotistical?
—The King.
Preference.
We praise the girl that's tailor-made,
For figure most divine
But when it comes to marrying,
The ready maid is mine.
—Brooklyn Life
A Household Hint.
'"I shall nevei permit 103 self to be*
come a household drudge," said the
joung woman. "I shall endeavor to
improve my mind."
'"That is a good idea," answered
Miss Cayenne "but don't let 3 our lit
erary pursuits monopolize 30U. Re
member there are times when currant
jelly appeals to a man a great deal
more than current fiction."—Washing
ton Star.
Following the Usual Course.
"Did 30U call on her father?"
"Yes. He treated me well, too. I
asked him for Matid, and he said it
would be just as Maud wished. I
thanked him, and then he said it was
alvva3rs customary for Maud's suitors
to take him out to dinner. And he
somewhat unpleasant^- added that a
dinner was about all there was in it
for him."—Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Sure of Hint.
Tess—If 3rou really love him, why
did 3'ou refuse him?
Jess—Goodness! You don't suppose
I'd be so unmaidenl3' as to accept him
the first time?
Tess—But he declares he'll never
propose to another girl as long as he
lives.
Jess—Of course. I'm not "another
girl."—Philadelphia Press.
He Had Speculated.
Lucas—Did 3'ouse ever speckalat*
on Wall street?
Timoth3r—Yes, I uster stand around
the stock exchange an' wonder where
my next meal wuz comin' from.—
Ohio State Journal.
The Old, Old Wish.
We wish it were to-morrow
"What time we ork aw ay,
And, later, think with sorrow:
"Ah, if 'twere yesterday '."
—Chicago Record-Herald
ALL HE WASTED.
Sternphace—Don't you know that
you can't support m3r daughter until
30U go to work and earn a salary?
Lawrence—Oh, I don't want to sup
port her, I only want to marry her!"
—Chicago Daily News.
Gladness.
These are the gladdest days of all,
The loveliest of the year
The cherry season's over, but
The watermelon's here.
—Chicago Record-Herald.
Flattering: Truthfulness.
Mrs. Fortysummers—I told Mr.
Beach I was 28, and he said I didn't
look it.
Her Loving Husband—Well, y»-»i
don't you haven't looked it for 15
years.—Tit Bits.
Disturbed the Peace.
"She disturbed my peace of mind."
"How?"
"Gave me a piece of hers."—Detroit
Free Preae*
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