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Willmar Tribune.
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WILLMAR. MINN.
OF A WEEK
Latest News Told
in Briefest and
Best Form.
PERSONAL.
John D. Rockefeller, president of
the Standard Oil Company, for over
two hours before Judge Ferriss in
New York reviewed the history of the
early oil trade and the development
of the first companies that later grew
into the present so-called oil trust.
He was a witness for the defense in
the suit to dissolve the Standard
which is being prosecuted by the
United States government.
Harry S. Reardon, alias Arthur
Spencer, convicted at Kansas City of
impersonating a government interpre
ter, was sentenced to serve 18 months
in the federal penitentiary at Leaven
worth, Kan.
Capt. O. M. Carter has been made
manager of the Mexican Brick and
Fire Claj Company at Mexico, Mo.
W. R. Ridgely, president of the Na
tional Bank of Commerce, Kansas
City, has disposed of his stock in the
bank and will retire.
Mrs. Emily Crane Chadbourne,
daughter of R. T. Crane of Chicago,
was sued for $82,500 by the United
States government, District Attorney
Sims asking for the forfeiture of prop
erty which she was alleged to have
smuggled into this country last Au
gust.
W. J. Bryan in an interview at San
Antonio, Tex., practically admitted
that if conditions made it advisable
he would be a candidate for the presi
dency in 1912.
Secretary of State Root said he
would serve as senator from New
York if elected, though he was not
seeking the office.
The pope celebrated the fiftieth an
niversary of his joining the priest
hood.
C. W. Burton, former cashier of the
Tri-City State bank of Madison, 111.,
was indicted for embezzlement.
President-elect Taft announced that
he would call a special session of con
gress soon after March 4 to take up
tariff revision.
Senator Elkins made the emphatic
announcement that no engagement ex
ists between his daughter, Miss Cath
erine Elkins and the Duke d'Bruzzi.
Rather than suffer the disgrace of
arrest on a charge of forgery, Rollo T.
Stuigis, one of the state's chief wit
nesses against Abe Raymer, alleged
leader of the Springfield (111) race
liots, shot and killed himself.
The German politician and theolo
gian, Dr Adolf Stocker, well known as
an anti-Semite leader, resigned his
seat in the reichstag after almost 20
years' continuous membership in that
body.
Secretary of the Navy Victor H.
Metcalf tendered his resignation to
the president to take effect December
1 on acDount of ill health. Assistant
Secrotaiy of the Navy Truman H.
Newbeny will be named as Mr. Met
calfs successor.
William Arnold Shanklin, president
of Upper Iowa university, Fayette, la.,
was elected president of Wesleyan
umveibity, Middletown, Conn.
GENERAL NEWS.
The empeior of Japan held a grand
naval review at Kobe, in which 110
fighting ships, besides a lot of subma
lines, weie inspected.
J. B. Walton, lepresenting the Corn
Products Company, known as the
'Vat eh tiust," had a most uncomfort
able time trjing to answer the ques
tions of the house wajs and means
committee at the tariff revision hear
ing and to explain why his company
sold its pioducts much cheaper in
England than hcie
Heibort Grigs, alleged accomplice
ot Chne Wheelei and Walter Zeller
in the minder of AVilliam Read at
Vinoland, X. J, was anested in Phila
delphia.
Reuben Ciown, a New York attor
ney shot and senotisly wounded his
hiothei Joseph in Pittsburg and then
committed suicide.
The supieme court of South Dakota
gi anted «i new tiial to Mrs. Emma
Kauffnian, wife of the Sioux Falls
hiewei, who was found guilty in the
fncuit court of manslaughter on a
ohaige of causing the death of a ser
vant thiough beating.
Peter Van Vhssingen of Chicago,
ell known real estate dealer, con
fessed to wholesale forgeries of trust
deeds and notes amounting to about
$700,000, and within four hours was in
dicted, cumicted and sentenced to the
penitentiary for a term not less than
one and not more than 14 years.
George M. Kellogg, a florist well
known all over the United States,
died at his home at Pleasant Hill, Mo.
Three men were killed outright, two
wers fatally Iniured and two others
were seiiously hurt in an explosion at
a sawmill plant in Wise county, Virgi
nia.
Mrs. E. A Caulfleld of St. Louis
was instantly killed in Kansas City by
tailing 12 stones down an elevator
bbatt
The missionary congress of the
Catholic chinch in America began its
sessions in Chicago, with Papal Dele
gate Falconio presiding.
The petition of Albert T. Patrick,
the New Yoik lawyer, who is serving
a life sentence in the state prison at
Sing Sing, N. Y„ on the charge of
having murdered the millionaire, Wil
liam M. Rice, for a writ of habeas cor
pus was denied by the supreme court
of the United States.
Mrs. Alphia M. Shevalier, convicted
of perjury in connection with the Horn
will case, was sentenced to five years
in prison by Judge Lincoln Frost at
Lincoln, Neb.
Two warehouses of the Tom Moore
Distilling Company of Bardstown, Ky.,
in which were stored 15,000 barrels
of whisky, were burned, entailing a
loss to the firm of about $400,000 and
to the government of $750,000.
In view of the fact that an interest
ing event is expected next spring,
Queen Wilhelmlna of Holland has
been forbidden by her physicians to
hold her customary private audiences.
The body of Brent Woodall, secre
tary of the University of Cincinnati,
and former newspaper man of that
city, was found in the Ohio river at
Louisville, Ky.
Mrs. Howard Gould was allowed
$25,000 a year alimony by Justice Bis
choff in the supreme court of New
York, pending the decision ot her di
vorce suit.
Mrs. Kate Cigrand of Chicago
claims the estate left by Jacob
Cigrand of Rockford, 111., asserting
that she is his widow.
At an interview between Emperor
William and Chancellor von Buelow
the emperor made formal promise to
his people that in the future he would
not act except through the chancellor
and his associate ministers.
Famous old Lookout Inn, on the
crest of Lookout mountain, was
burned to the ground, together with
all its contents, and four cottages.
Fifty state convicts employed in the
mines at Pratt City, Ala., formed a
conspiracy to set No. 3 mine afire and
escape during the confusion, and as a
result eight of them were burned to
death, one is missing and the other
41 were safely locked in the stockade.
Witnesses in the trial of Ray Lam
phere at Laporte, Ind., told of the
love affairs and quarrels of Lamphere
and Mrs. Belle Gunness and of his
threats against her.
The Hawaii Shimho of Honolulu
published what purports to be a text
of a new treaty between Japan and
the United States, the official an
nouncement of which, it says, will not
be made until next February.
Mrs. Sophie Eastman, daughter of
the late Carter Harrison, former may
or of Chicago, was married at Ashe
ville, N. C, to Baker E. Edwards of
Norfolk, Va.
The plant of the Indianola (Miss.)
Cotton Compress & Warehouse Com
pany and several adjoining buildings
were destroyed by fire, the loss being
$300,000.
Emile Strieker was killed while
driving an automobile in a race at
Birmingham, Ala., the tires of his car
exploding.
The Citizens* National bank of
Monticello, Ky., closed its doors on ac
count of a shortage of $20,000 in the
cashier's department.
Denver celebrated the fiftieth anni
versary of its founding with a big
banquet.
The racing balloon United States,
which started from Los Angeles
crossed the Sierre Madre mountains
and then was blown back almost to
the starting point.
The demurrer of the New York, New
Haven & Hartford railroad to the bill
of information by Attorney General
Malone of Massachusetts, to prevent
the New Haven railroad from holding
stock of the Boston & Maine railroad,
was sustained by Judge Loring.
The schooner Jennie Thomas of
Savannah, Ga., was abandoned at sea,
the crew of seven being rescued by
the steamer Afghanistan.
Herman Billick of Chicago for the
fourth time was sentenced to death,
the date of his execution being set at
December 11.
The contributions of the Demo
cratic national committee during the
presidential campaign recently ended
were not sufficient to meet the ex
penses of the campaign, according to
Norman E. Mack, chairman of the
committee. Mr. Mack said that he
would make the deficit good out of his
own pocket.
Six men were instantly killed and
another dangerously injured at Ells
worth mine No. 1, in Washington
county, Pennsylvania, when a cage
fell 285 feet down the shaft.
Secretary of War Wright told the
house ways and means committee that
he favored a limited free entry on
sugar and tobacco from the Philip
pines.
The fourteenth annual meeting of
the National Municipal league, the six
teenth national conference for good
city government and the fourth annual
meeting of the American Civic associ
ation assembled in joint convention in
Pittsburg, Pa.
The United States government has
sued the American Sugar Refining
Company for forfeitures and customs
duties amounting to $3,624,121, alleg
ing fraud in weighing shipments.
The bodies of Deputy Game Warden
Julius Salmonson of Michigan, his
brother Martin and Deputy Sheriff J.
C. Hazeltine were found in White
lake.
Morris Haas, who shot Francis J.
Heney, shot and killed himself in his
cell in the county jail at San Fran
cisco. Mr. Heney was stated to be re
covering rapidly.
Two trainmen were killed and twe
badly injured by the explosion of a
freight engine at Hayti, Mo.
Muskingum, Tuscarawas and Han
cock counties, Ohio, voted out the
saloons.
In a football game at Monmouth, 111.,
between Knox college and Monmouth
two of the Monmouth players, Mc
Kiterick and Richards, were badly
hurt.
Rev. George Brinley Morgan, D. D.,
rector for the last 22 years of Christ
Protestant Episcopal church of New
Haven, Conn., was run down by an
automobile and killed.
George A. Burnham of Detroit,
Mich., general factory manager for
Morgan & Wright and well known
among automobile men, was accident
ally killed while duck hunting at the
St. Clair flats.
The new divorce law, increasing the
period of residence from six months
to one year was carried on November
3 in South Dakota by a vote of two
to one.
Francisco L. de la Barra, at present
Mexican minister to the Netherlands,
has been appointed to succeed En
rique C. Creel as Mexican ambassa
dor at Washington.
JOIM D. mis iF
GREAT OH COIMIE
ROCKEFELLER ON STAND IN NEW
YORK RELATES UNCERTAINTY
OF BU8INE88.
FIRST PRICE POOL
PROVES A FAILURE
Violation of Agreement by Producers,
Caused Undoing of Plans to Obtain
"Highest Possible Rates," He 8ays
—Denies Pact to Crush Road.
JOHN D. ON HEALTH.
By John D. Rockefeller.
When I was a young man, I used
to work day and night, but I
never forgot that I had a stom
ach.
You can work long hours it you
are careful about what you eat.
I was always careful what I put
into my stomach, and to-day I
have cause to be very grateful
for it.
I never felt in better health than
to-day, as a result of rigidly
adhering to a policy of a care
ful diet when I was a boy.
I advise any one who wants to
keep his health to do the same.
Then when you young men get
to be 70 years old, you will be
able to keep up your work.
I never felt better in my life than
I do now.
For the last 20 years I have kept
out of doors as much as pos
sible, and to that practice,
coupled with a careful diet, I
attribute my excellent health.
New York, Nov. 20.—John D.
Rockefeller went on the witness stand
when the Standard Oil hearing was re
sumed Thursday. Mr. Rockefeller was
on the stand all day. Mr. Rockefeller's
counsel again called his attention to
the uncertainties of the oil business in
the early 70's and asked him what
bearing the supply of raw material
had thereon.
"It had an important bearing and
must always have such importance, as
we never know when the supply might
give out, rendering the properties for
the refining of oil comparatively value
less," replied Mr. Rockefeller. He add
ed that in the early oil business the
supply of crude oil was limited to a
small area, coming principally from
Venango county, Pennsylvania.
Denies Pact to Cripple.
Mr. Rockefeller's counsel asked him
If it were true that the rates obtained
by him during the period of the Stan
dard Oil Company's war with the
Pennsylvania railroad were to crush
and cripple the Empire Transporta
tion Company so that the Standard
Oil Company might acquire its prop
erty.
"It is not," replied Mr. Rockefeller.
Mr. Rockefeller said that when the
transaction was completed and the
Pennsylvania railroad stopped refining,
the railroad war stopped and an agree
ment was entered into between the
roads whereby they obtained a per
centage of the oil-carrying trade. The
Standard Oil interests were called
upon to make those arrangements ef
fective. The witness said that the
war between the railroads to obtain
the oil trade had been demoral
izing to the oil business.
Oil Business Hazardous.
Mr.x Rockefeller said that oil busi
ness was made a hazardous proposi
tion because of the apprehension that
the supply of crude oil would be ex
hausted. Some of the oil wells were
short-lived.
Mr. Rckefeller's counsel then asked
him if he recalled that a producers'
union was formed at the time of the
agitation regarding the South Improve
ment Company.
"Yes," replied Mr. Rockefeller, "it
was formed a little later and was com
posed of a large proportion of the oil
producers."
That led to an association of oil re
finers who were desirous of having a
supply of crude oil which was not con
trolled by interests antagonistic to
them, and the refiners also wanted to
be assured of a market for their raw
material. "We desired pleasant rela
tions with the producers," said Mr.
Rockefeller.
Waited for High Price.
In December, 1872, Mr. Rockefeller
said, the Producers' union and the Re
finers' association entered into an
agreement, the purpose of which was
"to secure as high a price for the
crude oil as possible," and to introduce
an element of regularity into the busi
ness, which had been fluctuating great
ly. Mr. Rockefeller said he was un
able to give the number of producers
in the union, but it included a large
percentage of all of them, and the Re
finers' association included a large pre*
portion of the refiners.
By direction of his counsel Mr.
Rockefeller noted that the agreement
fixed the price of crude oil at five
dollars a barrel at common points.
The operation of that agreement, he
said, stimulated an overproduction of
oil beyond what the refiners could use
at that price.
The temptation was great with the
producers to develop more oil than
they had promised to the refiners.
The refiners could only take as much
oil as the public would consume. As a
result the producers violated the
agreement and sold oil under the price
which had been fixed. The agreement
did not last long, said Mr. Rocke
feller.
Reach for South American Trade.
The continued and growing pros
perity of the Argentine Republic and
her neighbors is Inducing several
European countries to expand their
trade in that direction. Sweden, Den
mark, Holland, Austria and Russia are
all planning new steamship lines to
South America.
Imaginative Irish.
The quality which distinguishes our
selves (the Irish) from our English
brethren is the divine possession of
Imagination.—Dublin Irish Homestead
MEW
S I ii
Bank Protection.
Mankato.—Within two months there
will be in operation among the coun
try banks of Minnesota a new plan
for the protection of bank deposits.
It is a plan devised by bankers in
stead of by politicians, and those who
are fathering it firmly believe that it
will actually achieve all the beneficial
results which were promised by the
advocates of the bank guarantee
scheme. Throughout the recent cam
paign, plans for the new idea have
been quietly carried forward.
W. D. Willard, cashier of the First
National bank. was in Minneapolis.
He is chairman of a committee ap
pointed last spring by the bankers of
the second congressional district of
Minnesota to organize the banks in
that district for the operation of an
independent system of examination
along the line of that now in operation
in the twin cities. Sickness in the
committee has delayed its work to
some extent, but it is probable that
the first of the new year will see the
independent bank examination under
way in the second district.
Amendments Fail.
St. Paul.—Nineteen counties that
have given their official vote on the
tax amendment leave it far short of
the necessary majority of all the
votes cast in those counties. These
nineteen counties include the three
big counties. Ramsey county gave
the amendment just a little below a
majority and the usual proportion
against it. St. Louis county gave it
only a small vote, with a large vote
against it. But Hennepin county gave
it the worst set back, for they were
so busy voting for city officials, get
ting acquainted with the new knobs
on their voting machines that they
forgot to vote on the amendment.
Only one of each four that voted cast
an affirmative vote, and only about
one of every sixteen cast a negative
vote.
Famous Woods on Fire.
Chandler.—A forest fire has been
raging in Lost Timber, west of this
village and has destroyed a large part
of the timber which is widely known
because of the fact that under their
protection the Jesse James band of
desperadoes made escape after the
famous Northfield robbery of Sept. 6,
1876.
The origin of the fire has not been
discovered. Hunters may have start
ed the blaze or it may have been set
by farmer boys.
Lost Timber is in a sheltered por
tion of the long range of hills known
as the Coteau del Prairie which ex
tends for neaily 100 miles northwest
from this village into the Dakotas.
Wheat to Germany.
Duluth.—Germany bought Minne
sota and Dakota wheat today for ship
ment to Hamburg. There was much
secrecy about the transaction. The
first report was that a Minneapolis
firm made the sale. The Peavy com
pany did not confirm it. The Van
Dusen-Harrington company said they
did not sell it, but that five loads were
sold to go down the lakes from Du
luth. It was finally learned that the
Ames-Brookes company sold the
wheat, five boat loads in all, meaning
canal boat measurement, which
equals about 40,000 bushels. This is
a trivial quantity, considering the
mammoth proportions of the grain
trade as a whole.
Drowned.
Duluth.—While skating on the ar
tificial lake «f the Great Northern
Power company at 3 o'clock, Frank
McLeod, aged twelve, and Ralph
Hynes, aged twelve, were drowned.
The boys were close together when
the ice gave way and both went down
and were drowned before help could
be given tuem. The Haynes boy was
a son of John F. Haynes, cashier of
the First National Baak of Carlton.
The bodies were recovered an hour
later.
NEWS NOTES.
Minneapolis.-—The attraction at the
Bijou Opera House, Minneapolis, for
the week of November 22nd, is one
that is sure to appeal to all lovers
of melodrama. It is Harry Clay
Blaney's old success, "The Boy De
tective," which served him as a star
ring vehicle for several seasons.
Johnnie Hoey, a well-known and pop
ular little comedian, will take the
leading role.
St. Paul.—Two young well-dressed
youths, both armed with revolvers,
held up Otto Lindberg, a clerk in the
grocery store of C. Nelson, 808 Six
teenth avenue south, at the point of
their guns, and rifled the cash drawer
of $10.19. The highwaymen then
escaped.
Minneapolis—At the Bijou opera
house soon will appear Mr, Joseph
O'Mara in a new melodrama entitled
"Peggy Machree." Mr. O'Mara is a
native of Ireland and one of the
sweetest singers that ever came from
the "ould sod." His appearance in
London was a tremenduous success
and staid old Philadelphia went wild
over him. He is a student of old Ir
ish songs and introduces several.
Duluth.—Roger Olds of Cloquet,
Minn., was found dead in the woods,
se\ enteen miles from his home today.
He was deer hunting, and had been
killed, apparently, by his own rifle.
Minneapolis.—The primary election
on Sept. 15 and the general election
on Nov. 3 cost the city approximately
$21,694, or $12,106 less than it cost to
hold the elections in 1906.
Crookston.—The announcement was
made in this city that the big sawmill
of the Crookston Lumber company
again would begin operations in the
spring of 1909.
Duluth.—The eighth annual meet
ing of the Educational Association of
Northeastern Minnesota, in session
here, elected A. D. Freeman of Grand
Rapids president, Charles A. Smith of
Duluth, vice president.
St. Paul.—The state canvassing
board will be convened Dec. 15. Re
turns are coming in very slowly, less
than half the counties having re
ported.
Washington.—Alfred A. Holter has
been appointed postmaster at Holter,
St. Louis county, Minnesota, vice E.
Herrmann, resigned.
HOW CONVICT 1013
PETER VAN VLI8SINGEN TAKEN
TO ILLINOIS PRISON FROM
CHICAGO HOME.
FORMER FINANCIER
IS MAKING BROOMS
Sheriff Hints That He Will Soon Be
a "Trusty"—Holds to First State
ment That Defalcation Amounts to
Only $750,000.
Chicago, Nov. 20.—Peter Van Vlis
singen is now at Joliet—making
brooms as Convict No. 1003. He went
there Thursday, burying his face in
newspapers throughout the trip to
shield it from the photographers.
This forger of $750,000 in securities,
whose confession of 18 years of wrong
doing startled business men and wom
en in Chicago, who for nearly two
decades ranked him as an upright
and honest member of society, will
lodge in the penitentiary for a period
of from one to 14 years to expiute his
crimes.
Accompanied by a personal friend
and county jail officials he was placed
aboard a Chicago & Alton train and
a few hours afterward assumed the
garb of a convict. Throughout the try
ing ordeal of facing people on his way
to the train in Chicago and passen
gers on the train to the penitentiary
town the convicted man retained his
composure and the air of apparent
resignation which he has assumed
since his amazing recital of crime a
few days ago.
Hinted He'll Be a Trusty Soon.
During the hour's train trip to Joliet
the prisoner sat huddled in a corner
of the car seat. He conversed dis
jointedly with Mr. Andrews and with
Sheriff Strassheim and Deputy Sheriff
Morrison on ordinary subjects. When
passing along the drainage canal he
aroused himself somewhat and asked:
"Is there any fishing in that stream
of water?"
After a silence he asked again:
"What do you suppose they will do
with me down there?"
"Oh, you will probably become a
trusty pretty soon," answered Mr.
Strassheim.
"Will you say if the defalcation
from forged mortgages and notes will
amount to as much as $1,000,000 or
was your estimate of about $750,000
correct?"
"I will say nothing about it," was
the answer, still with his hands em
ployed In holding the coverings over
his face.
Threatens to Write a Book.
"I told my wife," said Van Vlissin
gen to Sheriff Strassheim on the way
to Joliet, "that when my time expires
I want to start a new life. I love my
wife better than any one else on earth
and when I get out I intend to go to
some country town and write books.
I believe I can make a living that
way."
"I asked him," said Sheriff Strass
heim, "how much his forgeries amount
ed to. His reply was:
'Seven hundred and fifty thousand
dollars is the correct amount.'
"He said it was true, too, that he
had been doing this sort of thing for
18 years."
Making 15-Cent Brooms.
As convict No. 1003 the former Chi
cago real estate broker was set to
work at one o'clock at the bench
where two other once wealthy and re
spected Chicago business men were
put at the task of making 15-cent
brooms after they had been convicted
of big defalcations. The work bench
to which Van Vlissingen falls heir was
the one to which Former Banker
Charles Warren Spalding and Former
Banker Paul O. Stensland were forced
to sit and toil day in and day out, ar
ranging broom corn, while a guard,
rifle in hand,* supervised the work
from a miniature tower near by and
prevented the prisoners from talking
to one another.
Must Wait Five Weeks to Write.
Van Vlissingen on the way to Joliet
had expressed an intention to write
a detailed statement of his case as
soon as he should be safely ensconced
there. A rude awakening came to him
when Miss Elizabeth Tyndall, the sec
retary to the warden, explained that
under the rules of the penitentiary
convicts are not allowed to write let
ters more than once in five weeks and
maj receive visitors only once in
eight weeks.
"Mr. Van Vlissingen as Convict No.
1003 cannot write his statement for at
least five weeks," was the verdict of
Miss Tyndall.
Mechanics Oust Officers.
Winnipeg, Man., Nov. 20.—The Fed
eration of Canadian Pacific Railway
Mechanics has deposed its leaders
owing to dissatisfaction over the re
cent strike settlement. P. Kennedy of
the Machinists' union succeeds Bell
Hardy as president.
Czar to March Afoot.
St. Petersburg, Nov. 20.—The fu
neral in St. Petersburg of Grand Duke
Alexis, who died in Paris November
14, will be attended by Emperor Nich
olas in person. His majesty will fol
low the casket on foot through the
streets of the city.
Fall River Weavers Strike.
Fall River, Mass., Nov. 20.—Some
250 weavers, employed at the Fall
River iron works, struck Thursday.
Their alleged grievance is that the
overseer had been discharged.
Prune Salad.
A delicious fruit salad, and an Inez*
pensive one, is made by soaking
prunes over night and then cutting
them into small pieces with the scis
sors and adding diced celery and wal
nut meats. Mix together with a
mayonnaise dressing.
Firm Poached Eggs.
To have daintily poached eggs, free
from water, drop in buttered gem
pans, place in steamer, setting all over
kettle of boiling water. The attain
^ooka them perfectly*
DENMARK.
It is proposed to turn Drachmann's
Pax cottage, at Stagen, into a
museum for objects connected with
the life of the past.
Lorenz Frolich, who became known
to the public by drawing illustrations
for a number of valuable literary
works, died at the age of 88 years.
Negotiations are carried on between
the governments of Denmark and Ger
many with a view of agreeing on a
new commercial treaty between the
two countries.
Interesting archeological finds were
made in a sewer excavation at Hold
ing, Jylland. It consists of a large
number of flint utensils which are
supposed to date from the ice period.
In an excavation for a road at Vold
tofte a number of large earthen jars
were struck. In one place there were
five close together. Each one was
about 16 inches high and 16 inches
wide. Remains of barley and wheat
were found in them. Upon investiga
tion it was ascertained that he place
is the site of a granary from the
bronze age.
A most exciting chase took place
the other day near Nyhavn, Copenha
gen. A young man was evidently la
boring under the influence of a fit of
insanity. He passed up through a
trapdoor to the roof of a house, and
for a whole hour he walked and
climbed around on the roofs of the ad
joining houses. Thousands of people
crowded the streets and watched the
movements of the man. Several po
licemen and others tried to capture
him, and they finally succeeded. He
was then tied hand and foot and taken
in custody by the authorities.
Many experts have declared that
the breech-loading rifle used in the
Danish army is inferior to an English
rifle whose bullet is pointed. The lat
ter is said to be more apt to hit the
mark. Mrs. Oxholm of Rosenfeldt
made up her mind to get at the facts
of the matter, and invited a number
of marksmen to her estate to practice
on the target with both kinds of rifles.
The result proved the superiority of
the English rifle. The military author
ities took the hint, and they are now
planning the introduction of the Eng
lish rifle in the Infantry in place of
the old one.
SWEDEN.
The wages of servant girls are go
ing down in Stockholm.
The Swedish tourist union will open
an office in the very heart of Berlin,
Feb. 1.
The late Count R. Adlersparre and
wife bequeathed $12,000 to benevolent
institutions in Kalstad.
By the death of Count Rudolf Adler
sparre at the age of 89 years the
Count Adlersparre family expired. One
of his ancestors was raised to the
rank of nobleman in 1757, and the title
of count was conferred upon the fam
ily in 1816.
G. Lenz, who was born in Frageholm
and attended school in Malmo, is
superintendend of the locomotive and
car shops of Jas. Mai tin & Co.,
Adelaide, Australia. Mr. Lenz also
drew up the plans for the buildings
and their equipment. About 400 men
are employed at the establishment.
A. A. V. Cronholm is dead. He was
one of the best known lawyers in
Sweden. At an early age he tried to
obtain a public position. But as he
failed in his attempt he began to
advertise his private business as a
lawyer, and his success was great. For
many ears he carried on his busi
ness as head of the Jonkoping law
bureau.
About 70,000 acres of land was put
to sugar beets in Skane last summer,
and it is estimated that the farmers
will get ovei $5,000,000 for their beet
crops. The average yield was about
twelve tons per acre, and in some in
stances as much as twenty tons per
acre. The beets were pulled under
very favorable conditions, and very
little dht stuck to them.
Saint Olaf, king of Norway, built a
chinch at St. Olofsholm, on the island
of Gotland, Sweden, about the year
1025. Parts of the building have been
torn down, and the tower is now oc
cupied by laboreis who make their
living in the neighborhood. It is pro
posed to save this interesting relic
from destruction and have it placed
under the care of the government.
The eel fisheries along the coast of
Skane have yielded richer returns
than for many years past. A com
pany of fishermen who are operating
near Sandhammer made a haul of 2,
000 pounds in one day.
A recent issue of the scientific
periodical of the university of Tokio,
Japan, contained an article by Prof.
Einar Lonnberg on the birds of the
island of Sakhalin.
The cigar dealers' union of He!sing
borg has resolved not to sell cigar
ettes to minors who are suspected of
buying them for their own use.
The Red Cross will open military
hospitals at Falun and Solieftea next
year, with 200 and 250 beds at each,
respectively. The Red Cross will also
indeavor to have twenty corps of
nurses for the wounded in case of war.
The Swedish authorities have warn
ed Swedish workingmen not to go to
Berlin for work, a great many people
being work less in that city at the pres
ent time.
The committee for Scandinavian
games has resolved to extend no in
vitations to Norway to take part in
the games in 1909.
SCANDINAVIAN NEWS
Principal Events Gathered In the
OM Scandinavian OountHea
Argentina is going to Keep an am
bassador in Scandinavia next year,
and he is to stay three months at a
ttsae in Stockholm, Kristiania and Co
pet&agen.
Both Swede* and Norwegians have
been fishing toasters this fall on the
Grisebo shallows, which are claimed
by both countries. The Swedes are in
the majority. The lobsters were more
plentiful than they have been for
many years past.
The department of the navy has
asked for bids for a new destroyer
from five Swedish ironworks, and no
foreign shop will have a chance in
this case.
Judge C. O. Montan of the Joint
court of Alexandria, Egypt, has been
appointed to plead tne cause of Swed
en before the joint committee which
is to fix the boundary line between
Sweden and Norway from its south
ern terminus to the deep sea.
The teachers in the lower grades of
the public schools of Malmo handed
the city council a petition for in
creased pay, and the scale of wages
mentioned in the petition was gal
lantly granted by the city fathers. The
maximum salary is to be $445.50 a
year.
Minister of Finance Swartz was
asked whether the government in
tends to suggest some way of mak
ing the government financially inde
pendent of the liquor traffic, but he
answered that he dia not see how. the
government can get along without the
income from this source.
The Socialists of Stockholm elected
as member of the second chamber Of
the Rikstag a man named Johansson,
who has suddenly acquired national1
fame in a rather unpleasant manner.
He asked for a certain brand of Nor
wegian whisky at a restaurant very
late one evening, and when he found
that no such stuff was kept at the
place he abused the waiter to such an
extent that he was saved only by the
laws protecting members of the
Rikstag. The temperance people seem
to have supported Johansson, and
their organ. Reformation tries to
get rid of this unpleasant joke by de
claring that the candidate was not
regularly nominated, but was pushed
to the fornt by a woman working in a
brewery!
Miss Magna Sunnerdahl, a daughter
of the late E. Sunnerdahl, who be
queathed over one million dollars to a
children's home, has given an outline
of the plans of the generous philan
thropist. She says that a little city
will be built in the neighborhood of
Stockholm for the care of poor, sick
ly children. A couple of years' stay
in the cowitry is supposed to kill germ
diseases and to suppress immoral
tendencies in the little ones, and if
they also learn to love country life an
additional advantage is gained. But
in the first place this children's colony
is to be a resort to which children like
to go, and where they like still better
to stay when -they once get there. It
will be no dark and dreary educational
institution, says Miss Sunnerdahl.
NORWAY.
Ole Bjelland, a farmer at Fister,
and his wife, nee Waage, celebrated
their golden wedding Oct. 26. At the
same time their grandson, E. B. Erik
sen, cashier of the Stavanger Handels
& Industri Bank, was married to Miss
Beathe Kloster.
The military authoiities are said
to be considering the report of a com
mittee on fortifications at Horten.
Afterwards plans will be reported for
strengthening the defences along the
entire coast. Morgenbladet states
that the work contemplated will re
quire an expenditure of more than
$5,000,000.
The Meraker planing mill and dry
ing kiln at Hommelviken, near Trond
hjfim, were completely burnt down in
the middle of the night, and the neigh
boring buildings were barely saved.
The loss was about $75,000. The 70
men who were employed at the mill
were taken to the Tangen sawmill in
Stjordalen, where they will be put to
night shifts until the Hommelviken
plant has been rebuilt.
The dock laborers in Kristiania are
engaged in a strike and serious dis
orders already have occurred. An at
tempt to load and unload steamers
with the help of the crews caused the
strikers to rush aboard the vessels
and attack the men at work. One
captain was badly injured and several
other officers were hurt. It is asserted
that the action of the strikers is il
legal, as they had a contract which
requiied them to give three months'
notice before stopping work, and not
to strike under any circumstances be
fore the beginning of 1909.
The explosion of a gasolene stove
started a fire in a large flat Falbes
Gade, Kristiania, and soon the whole
room was filled with flames. There
were 16 families in the building, and
all the inmates made a rush for the
one doorway leading out of it. Two
persons were burnt to death in a room
directly above the room where the
explosion took place. One of them
was A. Helliksen, who had been a
missionary, and was 80 years old at
his death. The other victim was his
son, whose body was terribly burnt.
He is supposed to have made desper
ate attempts to save himself and his
aged father.
Mrs. Anne Martha Kuvaas, a farm
er's wife at Borseskogn, near Trond
hjem, gave birth to triplets. They werO
all girls and seemed to be healthy.
Their combined weight was about 14
pounds.
Immense quantities of small her
ring have* been caught in Kristiania
Fjord during the past few weeks. Some
of the fish is pickled at home, but the
bulk is sent directly to foreign coun
tries.
Bjornstjerne Bjornson is slowly re
covering from a slight illness. He is
staying at the Lavovik watering place.
Lieuteifant General Beichmann,
formerly commander of Fort Akers
hus, Kristiania, has completed his
80th year. In spite of his old age the
grizzly general is enjoying great viril
ity, and he is keenly interested in all
problems which his juniors are strug
gling to solve.
The Krupp manufacturing company
of Essen, Germany, is about to buy
some Molybdenum mines in Knabehei.
Fjotland.
Ole Pedersen Skjevle and wife Anna.
Trondhjem, have celebrated theii
diamond wedding.
[Practical Fashions
LADIES' TUCKED SHIRT WAIST.
Paris Pattern No. 2625, AH Seams
Allowed.—Developed in French gray
nun's veiling this is one of the most
dainty and attractive little waists for
every-day wear. Groups of narrow
backward-turning tucks, the first two
groups stitched to the waist-line give
ample fullness to the front, while that
in the back is distributed in three
tucks, either side of the center. The
full-length sleeves aie tucked in six
groups of downward-turning tucks,
finishing at the wrist with ruffles of
lace. The pretty collar, which is of
the material, is trimmed with braid,
and the waist fastens through the box
plait at the center front. Tbe pattern
is in six sizes—32 to 42 inches bust
measure. For 36 bust the waist re
quires 4% yards of material 2a
inches wide, 3% yards 27 inches wide,
2Y* yards 36 or 42 inches wide 2%
yards of braid and one yard of edging.
To procure this pattern send 10 cents
to "Pattern Department," this paper.
Write name and address plainly, and be
sure to give size and number of pattern.
NO 2625. SIZE
NAME
TOWN
STREET AND NO
STATE
CHILD'S NIGHT-DRAWERS.
Paris Pattern No. 2609, All A'eams
Allowed.—White eiderdown, French or
Canton flannel, flannelette, or cambric
are used for these comfortable little
garments, which the restless child
should ha\e in preference to the usual
night-gown, as they are far warmer
and afford moie protection from the
cold. The front of the one illustrated
is gathered to the square yoke, and
the bishop sleeves are gathered into
cuffs of the material finished with a
narrow edging of lace. The drawers
aie made with or without feet, accord
ing to taste and close at the center
back with small pearl buttons. The
pattern is in five sizes—one to nine
years. For a child of five jears the'
night-drawers require thiee yards of
materia, 27 inches wide, or 2% aids
36 inches wide, 1% yaid ot edging.
To procure this pattern send 10 cents
to "Pattern Department," of this paper.
Write name and address plainly, and be
sure to gi\e size and number of pattern.
NO 2609.
SIZE
NAME....
TOWN
STREET
AND NO
STATE...
Monster Fish Kidnaps Boy.
While out trolling in the Susque
hanna near Danville, Pa., Frank Ross
temporarily surrendeied the long fish
line to his little four-year-old grand
son, Frank Cummings, in the stern of
the skiff, and lowed steadily, hoping
for but hardly expecting a bite.
The little lad had his end of the litfe
wound around his wrist, and when,
presently, a great bite did come, he
was yanked over the stern into the
water, and his grandpa backed water
with the oars and grabbed the boy's
free left arm.
It was the work of a moment to
haul the little fellow into the skiff, but
a slower and harder task to get the
taut line, with its struggling captive at
the other end, into secure quarters
also. It turned out to be a monster
salmon—almost a 20-pounder—so Ross
avers.
One of the World's Wonders.
The "Taj Mahal" at Agra, India, is
a mausoleum built by Shah Jehan to
his favorite sultana, Moomtaz-i-Mahul.
It is of white marble and is said to be
the most beautiful structure in the
world.

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