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BT THE TRIBUNE PBINTWO CO.
WILLMAR. MINN.
Record of the Most
Important Events
Condensed for the
Perusal of the Busy
Man.
IN CONGRESS.
T'IO fiiither consideration of the
Bioviiisville affair was postponed by
the senate until December 16 next.
The senate passed the house bill re
storing the motto "In God We Trust"
on coins ot the United States.
Tho hoii-,o agreed to the conference
report on the naval appiopiiation bill
and it went to the piesident for signa
tine
Tho senate passed the post offiAe
ai p'opiiation bill
Republican members in conference
adopted an emeigency currency bill.
rl
hi house, b\ agreeing to senate
amendments, took the final congres
sional step to stop betting at the Ben
mns race hack
The senate passed the agricultuial
apt ropnation bill.
The house agreed to the conference
report on the army appiopriation bill,
which now goes to the president. Of
the $7,000,000 provided for increased
pa enlisted men will leceive approx
imately $:,,coo.ooo.
PERSONAL.
It was leported in Washington and
Cnicago that Fedeial Judge Giosscup
•would lesign to practice law
Dr Arthur Kilbourne of Roch
ester, Jlinn, was elected president
of the National Medico Psychological
association at Cincinnati.
Gov Hughes foimally declared that
be would not accept a nomination for
the ice presidencj
Republicans of Michigan and Idaho
instructed their delegations for Taft.
Heath Bawden, professor of
philosophy at the University of Cin
cinnati, was asked by President C. W.
Dabney to tender his resignation be
cause of his private views on mar
Tiagn
A son was born in Florence to the
Countess Montignoso, ex-Crown Prin
cess Louise of Saxony, now the wife
of Slignor Toselli
Vice President Fairbanks helped to
dedicate St Stanislaus Polish Roman
Catholic parochial school in Chicago,
the laigest institution of its kind in
the woild.
Secretary Taft was reported to have
adjusted satisfactorily the Panama
Colombia boundary dispute and other
tioubles on the isthmus.
Allen Hamiter, speaker of the
Arkansas house of representatives,
took the oath of office of governor.
Muldoon, auxiliary bishop of
Chicago, was appointed bishop of the
new diocese of Rockfoid.
Prince Philip Zu Eulenburg of
Germany was arrested as a result of
the court scandal exposed by Maxi
mihen Harden.
Otto \V Paulson, former alderman of
Rockfoid, 111, pleaded guilty of brib
ery and was lined $500.
GENERAL NEWS.
toinado wiecked the hamlet of
Gilliam, La and damaged neighboring
towns "-fueial peisons being killed
and main injuioj Much damage and
srme deaths were canoed by tornadoes
in Nebia&ka, Iowa and Kansas.
Laiiej Palmoie and Miss Lois M.
Palmoie of Vuginia weie wedded
the lotunda of the capitol at Wash
ington
Xiimeious addiesses weie made and
great enthusiasm exhibited at the na
tional conference on conseivation of
natmal lesources in the White House
It was pioposed to foim a peimanent
organization
Thiee foimer aldeimen of Rockford,
111, pleaded guilty of accepting bribes
and weie fined $2 000 each
The light biothers made two more
successful flights with their aeioplane
at Mantto N
Mail advices say the recent tidal
boie in 'he YangtseKiang resulted in
ntarh 10 000 deaths at Hankow.
Miss Maud Fleming of Waterloo,
la shot and killed her father while
defending her mother
An attempt made by prisoners to
break out of the goveinment jail at
Ytkatennoslav, Russia, after making
a bieach in the wall of the guard
room with a bomb, resulted in the
deaths of 29 of the fugitives.
Fiie destroyed Camp Cook, S D„ a
town of 400 population, the loss being
$200,000
Osteopaths were declared practi
tioners of medicine and the board of
health of New Yoik was directed to
registei a practitioner of that school
as a physician, by Justice Dickey.
Pnvate Mike Beacham of the First
United States cavalry ran amuck in
the Philippines, killing three and
wounding three of his comrades, one
mortally
Work was lesumed in all the coal
mines in Illinois which were in condi
tion to do so after six weeks' idleness.
One woman was killed and three
persons were injured in a tenement
house fire in New York.
A frightful epidemic of exanthe
matuus typhoid is raging in the city
prison at Kiev, Russia. More than
200 deaths have occurred and prac
tically all of the inmates are infected.
The will of Thomas' Crumbaugh of
Bloomington, 111., who left $500,000 to
the Spiritualist church, was set aside
on the ground that he was unduly In
fluenced by mediums.
Chinese rebels in Yun-Nan province
defeated the government forces to
three engagements
Another body was dug up on Mrs.
Guinness' farm near Laporte, Ind.,
making ten found. More incriminat
ing evidence against Ray Lamphere
was obtained.
Fully 15,000 morbid sightseers
from Laporte and many other towns
spent Sunday picnicing on the Gun
ness farm. There were not enough
vehicles in Laporte to carry them all.
Three more names were added to
the list of supposed victims of Mrs.
Bella Gunness on her farm near La
porte, Ind.
Evidence was obtained by Laporte
officials that Mrs. Gunness had an ac
complice who aided in luring victims
to her farm.
Four miners were killed and three
injured by a fall of rock in a colliery
at Midvale, Pa.
The handsome Catholic church and
parish house at New Coeln, Wis.,
were destroyed by fire.
About 12 persons were killed and
many injured in a tornado that partly
wrecked the towns of Bellevue, Spring
field, Louisville, Richfield and Fort
Crook, Neb. Several other states were
visited with disastrous windstorms.
The national conference on the Con
servation of Natural Resources opened
at Washington with the governors of
nearly all the states of the union and
prominent men representing every
line of thought and industry of the
nation in attendance.
The church and school of the Im
maculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin
Mary in Cleveland, O., were complete
ly destroyed by fire.
Enlisted men and petty officers of
the fleet were given a handsome re
ception and ball by the ladies of the
California club, one of San Francis
co's most fashionable organizations.
Seven mine workers were instantly
killed and more than a dozen injured
in an explosion in the Mount Lookout
colliery at Wyoming, Pa.
Nearly every building in the village
of Barrytown Landing, N. Y., was de
stroyed by fire.
Practically the whole population of
the village of Belleghem, Belgium, set
upon and killed a man who was caught
in the act of robbing the famous
chapel of the Virgin.
E. H. Smythe of Beloit, Wis., a
wealthy retired farmer, committed
suicide on a train.
One man was killed, another was
dangerously wounded, and a third
suffered broken bones when three
men shot up the town of Hanna,
Okla.
At the celebration in New York of
the one hundred and nineteenth anni
veisary of the formation of the Tam
many society it was decided to aban
don the historic home in East Four
teenth street and move uptown.
Tornadoes in Mercer and Henry
counties, Illinois, in the vicinity of
Madison, Wis., and in Oklahoma and
Texas killed several persons and de
stroyed a great amount of property.
St Louis and vicinity were swept by a
violent gale.
President Roosevelt laid the corner
stone of the new home of the Interna
tional Union of American Republics
in the presence of a throng of emi
nent persons.
Charles M. Krogh, an Omaha archi
tect, tried vainly to kill his wife at
Beatrice, Neb., and then committed
suicide.
Roy Waller, aged 18, was arrested
at Lincoln, 111., charged with threaten
ing Hiram L. Keays, a wealthy resi
dent of Elkhart with death unless he
placed $300 in a designated place.
The celebrated market and general
bazar in Madrid called locally "Las
Americas," and well known to anti
quarians, was practically destroyed by
fire.
Judge A. B. Anderson, in the United
States court at Indianapolis, ordered a
decree of foreclosure entered for the
gas properties of the Fort Wayne
Gas company in the cities of Fort
Wayne, Anderson, Bluffton, Mont
pelier and other towns in the gas belt.
Miss Carrie Ade, who said she was
going to Washington to kill President
Roosevelt, was arrested as insane at
Louisville.
In a pitched battle at the Canadian
Pacific railway sheds near Owen
Sound, Ont., between striking long
shoremen and a detachment of special
constables from Toronto, three men
were shot and two detectives clubbed.
During a performance at a vaude
ville house in St. Paul, Mrs. Bert
Swan, who occupied a box, fired six
shots at her husband, an alligator
tamer, while he was on the stage.
None of the shots took effect.
Charles E. Bamford, a craduate of
West Point and who resigned from
the army as a second lieutenant in
September, 1906, shot and killed him
self at his room at the Regent hotel,
Washington.
The Euclid Avenue Trust company
of Cleveland, O., made an assignment
to the Cleveland Trust company, in
the insolvency court.
Seventy-two men who for more than
24 hours had been facing death in the
raging sea near Fire island,' were
rescued from the crumbling hulk of
the big German ship Peter Rickmers.
Charges of rioting against Univer
sity of Michigan students were all dis
missed after the boys had reimbursed
the county.
While the Chicago and New York
express on the Baltimore & Ohio was
passing Hammond, W. Va., a large
rock rolled down from the hillside
and crashed through the roof of the
smoking car, injuring three passen
gers.
Miscreants attempted to wreck the
east-bound flyer on the Panhandle
road near Washington, Pa.
Fire gutted the three upper floors
of the six-story department store of
Goldberg Bros, in Detroit, causing a
loss of $150,000.
Isaac Williams, a New York cotton
broker, committed suicide.
Charles Matthias, a well-known Chi
cago Journalist, committed suicide at
Hot Springs, Ark.
Fairyland park, a summer amuse
ment place at Memphis, Tenn., was
destroyed by lire.
Secretary of the Navy Metcalf re
viewed the combined Atlantic and Pa
cific fleets In San Francisco harbor.
Admiral Evans was unable to take
part in the ceremonw and later relin
quished the command to Rear Admiral
Thomas and left for Washington.
The government's crop report for
May gives winter wheat's average
condition as 89 per cent ot normal,
A
FOIIBEIT
THE MINNESOTA STATE DEMO-
CRATIC CONVENTION GIVES
STRONG ENDORSEMENT.
BRYAN'S ADHERENTS
WILL NOT BOLT
The Sentiment for Johnson Was So
Overwhelming that the Bryan Men
Saw a Fight Was Useless and Fi-
nally Surrendered.
PRESIDENTIAL ELECTORS.
At Large—
J. P. Galarneault, Aitkin.
B. B. Pritchard, Winona.
First District—Vacant.
Second—A. M. Schanke, Fari
bault.
Third—M. M. Schields, Rice.
Fourth—Crawford Livingston,
it Ramsey. it
Fifth—George M. Bleeker,
it Hennepin. it
it Sixth—Lawrence Wiesnewski, it
it Benton. it
it Seventh—A. E. Aarnes, Chip
it pewa. it
Eighth—A. P. Yngve, Isanti.
Ninth—August Hicks, Clay.
John A. Johnson.
Delegates to Denver Convention.
At Large—
W. S Hammond, Watonwan.
T. D. O'Brien, Ramsey.
F. Winston, Hennepin.
D. W. Lawler, Ramsey.
Swan J. Turnblad, Hennepin.
F. A Day, Martin.
Martm O'Brien, Polk.
A. C. Weiss, St. Louis.
First District—
L. L. Brown, Winona.
C. F. Cook, Mower.
Second District—
J. Wise, Blue Earth.
Dr. A. L. Fritsche, Brown.
Third District—
A. A Poehler, Sibley.
Julius A. Coller, Scott.
Fourth District—
R. T. O'Connor, Ramsey.
J. G. Armson, Washington.
Fifth District—
E. J. Conroy, Hennepin.
J. W. Pauley, Hennepin.
Sixth District—
Dr. P. A. Hilbert, Stearns.
John Reichert, Todd.
Seventh District—
R. G. Harrington, Big Stone.
J. H. Driscoll, Lac qui Parle.
Eighth District-
Martin Hughes, St. Louis.
John Dwan, Lake.
Ninth District—
C. A. Tullar, Marshall.
H. L. Shirley, Wilkin.
St. Paul, May 14—Governor John A.
Johnson Was today made the candidate
of his state for the presidential nomi
nation by the Democratic party. Mid
scenes of the wildest confusion and
enthusiasm the boom of the Minne
sotan was launched in a manner that
indicates that the "Tall Pine" will
have one state solidly behind him to
the finish at the Denver convention.
It was a significant event, and its
significance was realized by the rep
resentative body of Minnesota Demo
crats that filled the convention hall
Although insurrection was in the air
and Bryan Democrats were standing
about, ready to bolt if the order came,
it was a Johnson convention through
and through. His followers controlled
the organization, dictated the names
on the committees, wrote the resolu
tion and placed the stamp oi Johnson
upon every move of the convention.
The enthusiasm was conclusive.
The first cheers for Minnesota's
executive came when Frank A. Day
after working the delegates up to a
high pitch by severely attacking the
Bryan men in this state for what he
called the villest attack that had ever
been made in Minnesota politics, men
tioned the name of Governor Johnson.
At the auditorium there was a pic
turesque sight. The different counties
were assigned to their places designat
ed by signs. Some of the delegates
unable to find places on the main
floor, were assigned to seats on the
stage. The American colors were
draped about the proscenium of the
stage, and pictures of Governor John
son and other Democratic leaders
were in evidence. Band music added
a light touch to the situation, and
made the wait for the convention a de
lightful affair. The galleries were
crowded, made up mostly of Bryan
men of the different contesting dele
gations.
Day's Speech a Scorcher.
At the close of his address, Andrew
Nelson, of Duluth, was chosen secre
tary of the convention, being escorted
to the platform by Senator J. C.
Brymn and Johnson.
We favor progressive and practic
able measures for the taxation of in
comes, the establishment of postal
savings banks, and safeguarding of
bank deposits along lines suggested
by William J. Bryan.
While maintaining an affection for
and confidence In the integrity and
ability of Hon. William Jennings
Bryan, we now propose as the party's
choice one.who. equally worthy, gives
greater promise ot a successful candi
dacy and Is first entitled to our sup
port.
Hardy, of Ramsey county, and A. C*
Weiss, publisher of the Duluth Herald.
Delegate Wheaton, of Hennepin coun
ty, made the motion that the follow
ing be chosen as assistant secretaries
to the convention. John Casey, of
Todd county, and Fred Schllplin, of
St. Cloud, and Frank Battley, of Ram
sey county. The motion of Mr.
Wheaton passed.
The Committees.
Resolutions Chairman C. D.
O'Brien, St. Paul.
Credentials—Chairman, Meyers J.
Armson.
Organization—Chairman, Senator H.
F. Weif, LeSueur.
The credentials committee voted
unanimously to reject the contest of
the Hennepin county Bryan men.
%. D. O'Brien, chairman of the com
mittee on resolutions, came forward
and presented its report. He stated
that it had been signed by all except
T. J. Knox of Jackson and W. J. Whip
ple of Winona. Mr. Knox presented
the minority report and moved its
adoption as an amendment.
The Platform.
We affirm our allegiance to the prin
ciples of the party of Jefferson and
Jackson and pledge our entire and
faithful support to the candidate for
the presidency whom the national
Democratic party in its wisdom shall
select at the convention to be held in
Denver next July.
We commend and indorse the hon
est, upright and efficient administra
tion of public affairs oi this state dur
ing the past four years. With the co
operation of the legislature and other
public officers our wise and able execu.
tive has secured a system of taxation
of high merit, the public resources
have been conserved, the laws have
been emorced and public duties dis
charged with efficiency and thorough
ness.
We declare that the high protective
tariff now maintained by the Republic
an party has made possible unlawful
trusts and combinations, has destroyed
the equilibrium which should exist
between the producing classes, and is
still the chief rampart behind which
predatory wealth is intrenched.
We hold that while this condition
remains unchanged the best efforts of
prosecuting officers, courts and juries
will be ineffectual to afford perman
ent relief from trust domination.
We therefore insist that the tariff
he at once revised to meet these con
ditions, and that the revision be by
the friends of the. people rather than
by the friends of the tariff.
Corporations.
The corporate form of oragnization
has been freely used as a cloak to
hide overcapitalization, reckless spec
ulation and illegal business methods.
Strict supervision and control of the
great industrial enterprises and pub
lic service corporations is necessary
for the continued welfare of the Am
erican people. This fact should be ac
cepted fully and in good faith by
those in control of such industries,
and in this way industrial peace can
be most quickly secured but until
the right of the state and federal gov
ernments within their respective do
mains to so supervise is fully estab
lished we declare it to be the duty of
all public officers to take the most ef
fective means consistent with our sys
tem of government to bring all to a
realization of the fact that the great
fundamental objects of the American
government are to maintain the dig
nity of labor to preserve law and or
der to keep men from injuring one
another, and to afford equal oppor
tunities to all.
Railroads and Labor.
We recognize that the commercial
and transportation business of the
country cannot be transacted except
through the instrumentality of large
aggregations of capital, but that fact
makes it more than ever necessary
that the rights of the individual citi
zen should be zealously guarded. It
is not only their right to do so, but it
is necessary that those who labor
with their hands should organize for
their own protection. The demand of
labor shall be granted for reasonable
hours of work, for the compulsory
adoption of safety appliances in con
nection with dangerous employments
and for the modification of the rules
of common law fixing the liability of
the master for injuries to servant so
that in the future our jurisprudence
will guarantee to labor that the in
dustry will bear the risk.
We declare further that in common
with all other citizens those charged
with any crime in connection with or
growing out of so-called labor disturb
ances should enjoy the right to a
speedy and impartial trial by jury.
State and Nation.
We believe that the powers ceded
to the federal government by the
states through the constitution in its
present form are ample. Notwith
standing the closer relations between
the people which improved transpor
tation has established, a too great
centralization of power is as dangei
ous as when the constitution was
framed The powers reserved to the
states are necessary to enable each to
manage its domestic and internal af
fairs, to preserve the American prin
ciple of home rule to prevent the ex
ercise of autocratic power by federal
officers and to maintain between the
states a generous rivalry as to which
can best present a system of wise
laws and efficient administration.
The dangers to be apprehended
from centralization of power are al
ready apparent, for under autocratic
leaderships congress has become in
active and no longer responds to the
public will, while a bureaucratic form
of government is being rapidly ex
tended to a point which threatens the
extinction of state autonomy.
We favor the election of United
States senators by a direct vote of the
people.
Must Vote 8quare.
St. Paul—As a result of the charge
that Republicans voted at the Demo
cratic caucuses held in Minneapolis,
a determined movement is on foot
to put a stop to the practice of voting
the ticket of one party at primaries
by members of another party. Both
the Bryan men and the Johnson men
in Minneapolis assert that in some
of the precincts Republicans voted,
and a number ot prominent members
of both parties have started organism*
tlon ot a club to watch the primaries
and to prosecute illegal voters.
mm
IST
FO
80 8AYS JAME8 J. HILL AT THE
RESOURCES CONSERVATION
CONFERENCE.
AIMS TO DODGE A
FUTURE DISASTER
Railroad Head Declares That in Fifty
Years the Drain on the Country's
Gifts from Nature May Result in
Trouble If No Move Is Made.
Washington, May 15.—The second
day's conference at the White House
between President Roosevelt and the
governors of the various states and ter
ritories for the consideration of the
question of the conservation of the
natural resources of the country was
held Thursday. President Roosevelt
called the meeting to order, after
which he invited Gov. John A. Johnson
of Minnesota to preside.
Perhaps the most noted speaker was
James J. Hill, chairman of the board
of directors of the Great Northern
railroad, on "The Natural Wealth of
the Land and Its Conservation." Then
followed addresses by Prof. T. C.
Chamberlin of Chicago, president of
the American Association for the Ad
vancement of Science, on "Soil Waste
age," and by R. A. Long of Kansas City,
on "Forest Conservation." A general
discussion of the subjects of the ad
dresses was then begun, in which a
number participated.
Discussion Precedes Conference.
The scene previous to calling the
conference together by President
Roosevelt was one of animated discus
sion. Notwithstanding the intense
heat in the east room, every available
seat was occupied. President Roose
velt, upon calling the delegates to
order, announced that Gov. Deneen of
Illinois would preside at the after
noon session. The president then in
troduced Mr. Hill as the first speaker
of the morning session. Mr. Hill's ap
pearance on the platform was greet
ed with a great ovation. He talked
for nearly an hour, and at the conclu
sion of his address was warmly con
gratulated by the members of the cab
inet, William J. Bryan and others,
who shook hands with him.
James J. Hill Speaks.
Mr. Hill spoke as follows:
"Two years ago, in an address de»
livered before the meeting of the Min
nesota State Agricultural society at St.
Paul I reviewed the practical conse
quences and the statistical proof of
that national wastefulness which com
petent scientific authority had already
set down as distinguishing the Amer
ican people. From data of the highest
certainty, no one of which has ever
since been called in question, I then
forecast some of the conditions cer
tain to arise within the next half
century, when the population of this
country will have grown to more than
200,000,000. The facts were pointed
out not in the spirit of the alarmist,but
in order that attention might be direct
ed to the way which the nation may
escape future disaster. So rapidly do
events move in our time, so swiftly do
ideas spread and grasp the public
mind, that some policy directed to the
ends then set forth has already be
come a national care. It is this pol
icy—the conservation of national re
sources, the best means of putting an
end to the waste of the sources of
wealth—which largely forms the sub
ject matter of this conference. For
the first time there is a formal nation
al project, under seal of the highest
authority, against economic waste.
Method Is Significant.
"The method by which this end is
to be reached is scarcely less interest
ing or significant. This body has no
legal status and its conclusions will
not be of binding effect upon the na
tion, the state or the individual. Yet
they will carry a weight greater than
legislatures can impart, a force that
even courts could not strengthen, be
cause they will not be subject to re
peal. They will represent a truly na
tional opinion expressed with fidelity
to our national constitutional form.
"The sum of resources is simple and
fixed. From the sea, the mine, the
forest and the soil must be gathered
everything that can sustain the life
of man. Upon the wealth that these
supply must be conditioned forever,
as far as we can see, not only his
progress, but his continued existence
on earth. How stands the inventory
of prosperity for our own people?"
King to Be Wedding Guest.
London, May 15.—Miss Jean Reid,
daughter of the American ambassador
to Great Britain, Whitelaw Reid, and
John Hubert Ward, brother of the
earl of Dudley and equerry-in-waiting
to King Edward, will be married in the
Chapel Royal of St. James palace
June 23. King Edward will be pres
ent at the ceremony.
Terrorizes Home Kills Girl.
Pueblo, Col., May 15.—Without ap
parent cause, James Lynn, a negro,
burst into the home of Mrs. Julia
James, white, and after beating the
woman unmercifully, drove her and
her daughter, Sarah, aged 16, into the
street, where he shot and instantly
killed the girl and seriously wounded
the mother.
Riot in Convention Hall.
Dayton, O., May 15.—A riot over
possession of the hall for the Repub
lican congressional convention oc
curred at Eaton shortly after midnight
in which four policemen were roughly
handled by armed men of the "Bieser"
faction.
In Thrifty Germany.
In certain towns in Germany house*
holders are compelled by law to sort
out their house dust. They have to
provide three receptacles—one for
ashes and sweepings, one for cooking
refuse and One for rags and paper
The rubbish is utilized by the town au
thorities.
Slight Obstacle.
Knicker-^-Did Jones wake up to find
himself famous?
Booker—Yes, but he couldn't wake
the nelghbora.
SCAMDINA VIAM MEWS
Principal Events Gathered In the
OM Scandinavian Countries
It is pointed out in a Norwegian
daily that the treaty insuring the in
tegrity of Norway comes in as a most
opportune supplement to the Baltic
and North Sea treaties which Sweden
has entered into. Those treaties have
nothing to do with the western fron
tier of Sweden. But now its western
border is protected through the Nor
wegian treaty of integrity, by the very
powers that have signed the Baltic
and North Sea treaties.
Mr. Lowzow, the new Norwegian
minister of war, is a man who is not
disposed to pick quarrels with his
neighbors. He made this plain in an
address which he delivered a few days
ago at the unveiling of a monument
at Toverud, where a Norwegian army
defeated a Swedish army just one
hundred years ago. Mr. Lowzow said
in part: "The wounded and unwound
ed Swedes who were captured at
Toverud surely had no reason to com
plain of the manner in which they
were treated after the close of the
battle. Nor did the Swedish nation
have any reason to complain of the
attitude of the Norwegians after the
Swedish army had been driven out of
the country. When other enemies en
tered Sweden from a different direc
tion the king wanted to send out the
Norwegian army to take part in the
conquest and dismemberment of Swe
den. But the Norwegians refused to
do so. Our forefathers wanted to vin
dicate their rights and their honor
but contiibute to the perdition of an
other Scandinavian country they
would not! The king's command was
not obeyed' The most prominent
men in Sweden then thanked the Nor
wegians And we who are standing
here today agree with our forefathers.
We dare say that if the events shape
themselves according to our wishes
we shall not only act loyally but with
determination and firmness in a true
Scandinavian spirit in case danger
threatens one of the Scandinavian na
tions" This means that the present
Norwegian minister of war is in favor
of aiding Sweden in case the latter is
invaded by a hostile army.
DENMARK.
The government is alarmed at the
discovery by a prominent lawyer of a
sixty-year-old law, which never has
been repealed, and which obliges the
state to give any Danish subject who
applies for it sufficient land to enable
him to support himself and his fam
ily. The law, which never has been
taken advantage of, was passed in
1848, when the people of Schleswig
Holstein turned rebels against Den
mark, and was intended to give the
young men who were called to serve
during the three years' war the feel
ing that they had a part in the coun
try they were asked to defend and to
make them feel certain that they
never would be paupers when dis
charged from the service after the
war. The law will probably be re
pealed by the next rigsdag, although
the Socialists declare they will make
a strong fight against any attempt to
have it taken off the statute books.
SWEDEN.
The Swedish anti-tuberculosis so
ciety has $83,000 in the treasury.
King Edward donated $270 to the
children's home of Stockholm.
The nightingale was heard in south
ern Sweden as early as April 27.
The military authorities do not
favor the use of motorcycles in the
army.
The Mo public school house at Mo
holm station was completely destroyed
by fire.
Sweden exported 3,011,000 dozen of
eggs last year, receiving $140,000 in
payment.
Queen Victoria of Sweden has gone
from Venice to Karlsruhe. She stopped
two days at Geneva on her way.
A strike was avoided in the shoe
making trade in Malmo by a general
raise of fifteen per cent of the wages,
and a corresponding raise had to be
made in the price of shoes
The remains of Swedenborg, which
were brought from London last win
ter, will be located in the cathedral
of Upsala. The people of Varnhem,
Vestergotland, wanted it kept there
but the cabinet decided to override
the considerations of local patriotism
and place the remains of the famous
religious philosopher in the national
pantheon of his country.
A number of Swedish business men
have been endeavoring to establish
a direct line of passenger steamers
between Sweden and America It was
said that J. Pierpont Morgan would
support the enterprise on certain con
ditions. But a Danish paper states
that the plan has been abandoned be
cause the Swedish government was
not in favor of subsidizing a steam
ship company, the chief aim of which
would be to carry Swedish citizens as
emigrants to other parts of the world.
Two boys and a girl who went to
the minister to be prepared for the
Lord's Supper at Loftahammar, near
Vestervik, had to cross the water, and
their boat capsized off Hasselo, send
ing all three to the bottom.
The VermJand Enskilda Bank,
which owned a majority of the stocks
of the Molnbacka and Trysil lumber
ing company, has sold its stocks to
an English syndicate.
The Haga and TJlriksdal palaces in
Stockholm are in such a poor condi
tion that they need repairs for about
$75,000.
The Grangesberg and Oxlosund traf
fic company's resources are put at
$26,000,000 and the profits were $3,
000,000 for 1907. A little over $11.
000,000 has actually been invested in
this mammoth concern. The reserve
fund amounts to almost $2,000,000.
The grounds used for the recent
Industrial exposition in Lund have
been set aside as a temporary park
and playgrounds.
About 50 teamsters in Malmo were
fined 54 cents each for driving on the
street railway tracks and delaying
the
A great many men are still out of
work in Malmo and the surrounding
country.
Labor troubles kept 21,722 persons
out of work for a shorter or longer
period during the year 1907, and 793
employers were affected. There were
237 strikes, 22 lockouts and 39 stops
of a mixed nature. It is estimated
that 531,000 days were lost on ac
count of these disturbances.
A consignment of 600 tons of Amer
ican mowers and reapers was recent
ly landed at Malmo. There is a ten
per cent advalorem duty on this kind
of goods, and many Swedes are ask
ing themselves why the Swedes can
not supply their own market with or
dinary agricultural implements.
NORWAY.
A new freight steamer for a firm
in Brazil has just been completed at
the Nyland iron works, Kristiania.
The storting has voted a subsidy of
$400 to Rev. Hognestad in order that
he may go abroad to study before he
enters upon his duties as professor
at the theological seminary which the
orthodox people are going to estab
lish.
A prominent labor union in Fred
rikstad has withdrawn from the na
tional organization, and many other
local unions are ready to follow in its
wake. The national organization is
controlled by the Socialists, and the
leaders of this party nee'd so much
money that the labor unions are get
ting weary of the heavy contributions.
This sign of disintegration of the So
cialist party may lead to important
consequences in Norwegian politics
Peter Aulestad has worked for
Bjornson exactly thirty years. Mr.
Aulestad expressed himself as follows
in an interview on his boss, the great
poet: "He has always been good to
his horses, but he was bound to ride
fast. He is a matchless fellow, he is
so good to all of us. Well, and his
wife, too. He is strict about the
work and must know all details When
his son Erling was in America I had
to report everything to him every
day."
Andreas Hankland, a young author,
is one of the most gifted poets among
the rising men of Norway. But the
moral standard of his works is low,
and for that reason the storting left
him out in voting subsidies for young
poets and artists Rev. Alfred Erik
ssen, the Socialist leader, proposed a
subsidy for Hankland, arguing that a
genuine poet should be rewarded ir
respective "of the moral tone of his
works. The Socialists were support
ed by Prof. F. Stang, the able leader
of the Conservatives, and finally Prof.
Brogger, the rector of the university,
made an address in favor of Hank
land. But the storting resolved tHat
this poet should have no subsidy, the
vote being 62 to 30.
The Verdens Gang contained the
following editorial on the visit of King
Edward to Norway: "To the British
nation it may seem of but slender
importance what we may be under
taking. A nation of but 2,330,000 souls
cuts but an insignificant figure among
the great states of the world, and in
ternational relations are but little af
fected by the direction in which our
cultural and commercial intercourse
may tend to develop. But what may
seem of little significance at the mo
ment, may not necessarily always re
main so. The great extent of Norwe
gian territory will, under modern con
ditions, no doubt, permit a long con
tinued increase of population, and the
circumstance of our country possess
ing the greatest waterpow er in Eu
rope must, necessarily, in time to
come, increase the economic import
ance of Norway. At a time when the
races of the earth are struggling for
elbow-room in new fields, the posses
sion of the Scandinavian peninsula,
with its great geographical extent and
its vast possibilities of industrial de
velopment must necessarily be of con
siderable concern to the race embrac
ing alike Britons and Germans, and the
attainment on the part of close kins
men, like the Norwegians, of a safe
and unassailable position, cannot fail
to awaken a lively interest in the
English people In the interest of
peace we attach great political sig
nificance to the visit of British Roy
alty to our capitol. It will, as ft were,
lend official character to the instinc
tive and traditional personal sym
pathy from time immemorial prevail
ing between Britons and Norwegians,
and which perhaps was never more
apparent than during the Napoleonic
wars of 1807-1814—when the two gov
ernments were at enmity, and which
has ever since attracted a constantly
increasing stream of English tourists
to our fjords and valleys, where, ac
cording to their own testimony, they
feel more at home than anv where
else outside the British Isles, because
of the similarity of the popular char
acter to that of their own nation."
King Edward said in a toast at the
Norwegian court that many English
men go to Norway for the peaceful
purpose of angling salmon, and he was
in hopes that this sport will forever
remain an emblem of peace between
Norway and England.
The zoological museum at the Uni
versity of Norway has been removed
to a new building erected for that
purpose at Toien, Kristiania.
The rotating snowplow on the Ber
gen railway got stuck in a snowdrift
on the Hardanger mountain plateau
April 24.
Orje is the name of one of the forts
that Norway had to raze according
to the Karlstad treaty with Sweden.
It is now seriously proposed to use
the buildings as a home for inebriates.
The home will eventually he in charge
of the Norwegian medical associa
tion.
Nils Kjar of Klingen, who is 92
years old, was one of the sponsors at
the baptism of a great-grandson, who
was named Elnar.
Bjornson, who is sojourning in
Rome, Intends to return to Norway
in June.
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Hit or Miss.
A San Franciscan was talking with
Mary Mannering. "Do you expect ever
again to appear with James K. Hack
ett, your husband?" he asked.
"Commerse," she replied, slowly and
thoughtfully, "is not entirely to blame
for the separation of stars even though
they are married. A woman on the
stage, as off, should not leave her hus
bank. Conversely, a man on the stag*
or off should not leave his wife. They
should be together. Separation in dif
ferent shows means the beginning of
trouble it cannot be otherwise. I am
sure of that, and if I knew when I
was 18 years old—that was when I
was married—what I know now, things
would have been different with me. I
am certain of that. Many things could
have been settled then once and for
all, which, left unsettled, have caused
only heartaches and pain. That in
the real tragedy of the stage, and as
yet there is no play exploiting the
theme."
Go to 8paln.
Red-headed fortune hunters should
try their luck in 8paln, red being at a
premium among the fair sex of the
great peninsula.
Hee Haw!
Jones—Right? I'm sure I'm rigsftf
Til bet my ears on it!
Browne-Steady, old man dont
tt such extreme lengths.—Judge.

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