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Willmar Tribune.
Complete Review 5f Happenings of
Greatest Interest from All Parts of
the Globe—Latest Home and For
eign Items.
George R. Sheldon, treasurer of the
Republican national committee, filed
the list of contributions for the recent
national campaign. It shows 12,330
contributors. The total amount con
tributed was $1,579,578.27.
The shah of Persia issued a procla
mation announcing that he would npt
give the people a constitution.
Andrew Carnegie in a magazine
article takes the position that "infant
industries" no longer need protection
that duties on luxuries used by the
rich should be maintained, but that
those on manufactured articles should
be reduced greatly, or abolished.
Working in the streets of Boston as
a captain in the Salvation Army is
Miss Cora Van Norden, the young
daughter of W. M. Van Norden, pres
ident of the Van Norden Trust Com
pany of New York city.
James Harvey Edmisten, former
Populist state chairman and state oil
inspector of Nebraska under Gov.
Holcomb, was sentenced to a fine of
$1,000 and four months in jail on the
charge of conspiracy to defraud the
government out of large tracts of pub
lic land.
Mrs. Carrie A. Nation sailed for
Scotland to conduct a temperance
Elliott Archer, accused in Newark,
N. J., of forgeries aggreating $70,000,
was arrested in Seattle.
President Gompers was fully in
dorsed by the Federation of Labor con
vention at Demer, Col., his leport be
ing adopted.
Benjamin Lee, a private of the
Twenty-fourth United States infantry,
stationed at Fort Ontario, N. Y., gave
himself up to the civil authorities, al
leging that he had murdered Emma
Mayor Tom L. Johnson, who for
years has been credited with posses
sion of a very large fortune, an
nounced that he had lost everything
and would be compelled to give up his
beautiful home on Euclid avenue and
move into smaller and less expensive
Gov-elect A C. Shallenberger of
Nebiaska sustained a fractured leg
while being initiated as a member of
the Shiiners.
Peter Van Vlissingen, the Chicago
real estate man who confessed to
forgeries imolving $750,000, was taken
to the Johet penitentiary and put to
work in the broom factory.
Three negioes who were arrested
for the murder of special Deputy Sher
iff Richaid Burruss and the fatal
shooting ot Deputy John Hall were
hanged by a mob at Tiptonville, Tenn.
A B. Cummins was elected United
States senator to fill out the unexpired
term caused by the death of W. B. Al
lison by the unanimous vote of the Re
publicans in the Iowa legislature, War
ren Garst, lieutenant governor, was
sworn in as governor in succession to
President Castio sailed from La
Guaira on the steamer Guadeloupe for
Bordeaux, for the puipose of under
going an opeiation at the hands of Dr.
Israel of Berlin.
The levolt in Hayti is spreading.
The rebels captured Minister of the In
terior Leconte and put him to death.
Walter Wellman sued a Paiis sport
ing paper for $100,000 because it called
his polar expedition "an American
Pleased at his son's pluck in defying
parental authority to the extent of
wedding the girl he loved, Capt John
Fleming, a wealth} New York con
tractor and piominent Tammany Hall
man. gave the joung man $50,000.
Edward Stillwagen of Washington
was appointed chanman of the com
mittee to manage the Taft inaugura
An unconditional gift of $50,000 to
the endowment fund of the Univer
sity ot Virginia has been made by Col.
Oliver R. Payne of New York.
Carl Loose, a New York baker, shot
and killed his daughter Meta, aged
17, and probably fatally wounded his
son Frederick, pastor of a Lutheran
church at Yale, S. D.
Four men perished in a fire in New
York and four others were rescued by
two heroic firemen.
A revolution has broken out in south
ern Hayti. Gen. Simon, former com
mander of the troops in the southern
department, has seized the city of Les
Cayes and the adjacent region.
A German balloon that passed over
Russian territory was fired on by Rus
sian frontier guards.
The Democratic national committee
received in all $620,644.77 and spent
$619,410.06 during the recent presiden
tial campaign, leaving a balance in
hand of $1,234.71.
Servia, fearing an Austrian raid on
Belgrade, removed 17 carloads of coin
and the archives of the national bank
to the fort at Nish.
The Eldred bank of Eldred, McKean
county, Pa, has suspended. It is a
private institution and the capital
btock is $100,000.
The lives of more than 500 persons
were impeiiled in New York harbor
when the fiuit steamer Admiral
Dewey, inward bound from Jamaica,
crashed into the steamer Mount
Desert, outward bound from Bay Ridge
for the fishing banks. There were no
An outbreak of the foot and mouth
disease in western New York has
caused the federal and state officials
to quarantine Pennsylvania and New
York. The East Buffalo stock yards
were closed.
Several children at Danville, Pa.,
were reported to have contracted the
foot and mouth disease, an outbreak
of which among cattle caused the
states of New York and Pennsylvania
to be quarantined.
Several cattle Infected with the foot
and mouth disease were found in
Philadelphia and ordered killed.
Herds of cattle infected with foot
and mouth disease were fipund on five
farms near Detroit, Mich., and after a
conference between Secretary Wilson
and other officials the state was quar
Three firemen were seriously in
jured and ten others overcome by
smoke during a fire at the new Hotel
Monroe in Butler, Pa.
The hospital ship Relief is several
days overdue at Manila and some con
cern is felt for her safety.
Mrs. Georgianna Sampson of Pal
myra, N. Y., widow of Harry Samp
son, nephew of the late Admiral
Sampson, was arrested charged with
the murder of her husband, whose
death was at first said to be suicide.
Dr. O. S. Mills, house physician at
the Columbus (O.) insane asylum,
committed suicide at Gallipolis, O., by
Two tornadoes worked havoc in
western Arkansas. About thirty lives
were lost and a vast amount of prop
erty in many towns destroyed.
Reports from Pittsburg say that
Theodore N. Barnsdall and associates
have practically obtained control of
all gas territory west of the Missis
sippi river, having recently acquired,
it is rumored, control of the gas fields
of the states of Oklahoma and Kan
While playing duel, Robert Warren,
13 years old, of Marquette, Mich., was
shot and killed by Robert Miller, 15
years old.
Gov. Joseph W. Folk decided that,
under the Missouri statute, all the
electoral votes of the state should go
to William H. Taft.
Fire damaged the Star block in the
heart of the business district of Rock
Island, 111., to the extent of $75,000.
S. B. Tremble, a Chicago bond
broker, was accidentally shot and
killed by Dr. Frank Stuart of Marshall,
Mich., while they were hunting near
Ellsworth, Kan.
Gross misrepresentation of values
and falsification of accounts on the
part of the management of A. Booth
& Co. of Chicago, are indicated clear
ly in the condensed report of the char
tered accountants who have made an
examination of the company's books
and its business affairs.
Following a neighborhood quarrel at
Carona, Kan., Hezekiah Stradler, a
carpenter aged 20 years, slashed Mrs.
Butts, his next-door neighbor, with a
razor, cutting her head entirely off.
Speaking in the house of lords,
Field Marshal Lord Roberts declared
that the lack of military force suffi
cient to make hopeless the attempt of
an invasion would in all probability
be the cause of the loss of Great Brit
ain's supremacy at sea. In a studied
speech he pointed out the comparative
ease with which Germany could land
an army on the shores of England.
Under the present conditions England
would be forced, he said, to submit to
most humiliating demands.
Henry M. Flagler and Samuel C. T.
Todd were the men who really created
the great Standard Oil trust, according
to John D. Rockefeller, whose cross
examination in the suit to dissolve the
combine was continued.
Sensational reports were in circula
tion in Panama to the effect that what
is known as the south toe of the
Gatun dam of the Panama canal had
Miss Lillian McKee, supervisor of
art in the North Side high school of
Pittsburg, and W. S. Bell, a well-known
and wealthy photographer, were run
down by a passenger train, Miss Mc
Kee being killed and Mr. Beil badly
Girth Spencer, a young farmer of
Owen, Ind., was accidentally shot and
killed by Miss Ida Reinhart, to whom
he was engaged to be married Christ
mas day, at the girl's home in Louis
ville, Ky.
United States Judge Taylor at Cleve
land, O., granted an injunction against
the American Telephone & Telegraph
Company (Bell long-distance system)
and the Central Union Telephone Com
pany (Bell company operating in Ohio,
Indiana and Illinois), restraining them
from interfering with the business of
the independent companies operating
In those and adjoining states.
The bank of Sweet Springs, at
Sweet Springs, Mo., was robbed of
$5,500 in currency by professional
cracksmen who blew open the vault
with dynamite.
Conveying to the American govern
ment the gratitude of the Chinese peo
ple for remittance of a debt amounting
to nearly $14,000,000, Tang Shao Yi,
a powerful figure in the affairs of the
Chinese empire, arrived in San Fran
cisco on the steamer Mongolia. With
him was Prince Tsai Fu, a member of
the royal family, and a large retinue.
The state having rested Its case In
the trial of Ray Lamphere at Laporte,
Ind., the defense opened with a state
ment to the jury by Attorney Worden
and the hearing of several witnesses
whose evidence tended to disprove the
supposition that the body of an adult
found in the ruins of the farmhouse
wan that of Mrs. Gunness.
The Cairo (111.) city council granted
a 50-year Interurban franchise and a
20-year street railway franchise to the
McKinley syndicate. An interurban
line will be built to connect Cairo
with Mounds, Mound City and Villa
Gen. Sir Henry Wilkinson, a well
known British capitalist, who was
largely interested in mining in the
Lake of the Woods district, died at
Frank Melville, one of the best
known circus men in the United
States and for a number of years
equestrian director of the New York
Hippodrome, died of heart failure.
Mrs. Margaret Hoge, wife of a
postal clerk in Washington, D. C, died
from ptomaine poisoning caused by
tainted beef.
Many Arab Pilgrims Among the Vic
tims—Explosions Add to the
Horror—Captain Dies at
Valetta, Island of Malta, Nov. 26.—
A terrible disaster, in which more
than a hundred persons lost their lives,
occurred at the entrance to this port
Wednesday morning, within sight of
the whole population of the city, who
were powerless to give aid. The Brit
ish steamer Sardinia of the Ellerman
line, hailing from Liverpool and bound
for Alexandria, with a crew of 44 Eng
lishmen, 11 first and six second cabin
English passengers, and nearly 200
Arab pilgrims aboard, caught fire and
within a few minutes was a roaring
furnace surrounded by clouds of black
smoke through which flames burst up
ward to a height of 200 feet, from fre
quent explosions in the hold.
So rapidly did the fire spread that
the frantic efforts of the crew to op
erate the fire apparatus proved use
less, for it seemed but a moment be
fore the upper works and masts
crashed down upon the deck, while
the ship's boats were crushed by the
falling debris or set on fire and quick
ly burned.
Work of Rescue Is Difficult.
Safety lay only in the sea, for no one
could save himself except by jumping
overboard and taking chances of be
ing picked up. Assistance was hurried
to the burning vessel from all the war
ships in the harbor and from the
shore, but the work of rescue was
greatly impeded by the strong tide
that was running. Even the naval
launches, which came as fast as they
could be driven, were unable to go
Among the Arabs there was a panic
that could not be controlled. Many of
them were too terrified to jump and
they were burned to death. Others,
casting themselves into the waves,
were drowned.
Captain Dies at His Post.
The crew behaved with admirable
courage—serving out life preservers
to the last, and working the pumps.
When the pumps became useless,
Capt. Charles Littler, commander of
the Sardinia, took the helm and di
rected his ship towards the shore as
long as it could be navigated. He per
ished at his post. First Officer Frank
Watson, all three engineers, 18 of the
ship's company and two first class pas
sengers, one of them a boy named
Grant, are missing. Fifty or more
bodies have been recovered and 70 per
sons were rescued. It is impossible at
present to say just how many were
drowned or burned to death, because
the list of Arab pilgrims is incom
plete, but the number will doubtless
far exceed a hundred.
After the vessel retused to obey her
helm, she drifted around three times
and finally was beached broadside on
the rocks at the mouth of the harbor.
She is a total loss.
The British vice-admiral, Sir Asshe
ton Curzon Howe and Admiral Fisher
directed the rescuing boats.
Story of a Passenger.
One of the rescued passengers gave
a graphic account of the disaster.
"The Sardinia," he said, "left Valet
ta at 9:45 this morning. We
were just outside the harbor and the
crew were securing the anchor when
the cry of 'fire' was heard. Flames
could be seen issuing from a ventilator
on the port side. A hose was promptly
brought up and a stream poured down
the ventilator, but this did no good.
In less than ten minutes flames were
streaming out of the other ventilators.
The whole vessel amidships was
wrapped in flames. The Arab passen
gers were told to leave the hatch, to
which they clung desperately, but they
refused to move. All who remained
forward perished, except some of those
who leaped into the water.
"In the meantime naval pinnaces
hurried to the scene. They could not
approach close on account of the high
seas and falling spars. The European
passengers, being aft, were in com
parative safety, and the great majori
ty of these eventually 'succeeded in
reaching shore. The .Arabs, among
whom were many women and child
ren, were a terrible spectacle. They
clung together shrieking, and but few
of them would jump overboard, al
though urged to do so by those in
boats waiting to pick them up.
Hurled Into Air by Explosions.
"The ship's boats were rendered
useless by the flames, and no attempt
was made to get them over the sides.
Soon the hatches were blown off with
loud explosions, throwing the Arabs
into the air and killing and injuring
many of them. Amazingly good order
prevailed among the crew, considering
the lightning rapidity of the terrible
affair. After a few minutes had been
spent in trying to put out the fire,
nothing remained but to jump over
Many of the Arab women behaved
with greater calmness than the men,
who were utterly panic-stricken. The
cause of the fire is not known, but
denial has been made that there were
explosives aboard. Unquestionably,
however, explosions occurred, and it
was at first believed that the rapid
spread of the flames was due largely
to naphtha.
Sorghum is a cane-like grass, with
the stature and habit of broom corn*
or of the table varieties of Indian corn,
but more slender than the latter, with
out ears and of a glaucous hue. Sor
ghum is cultivated throughout Africa
chiefly for the sweet juices of the
cane. In the United States it has
been employed for many years to
make sirup, for which purpose It is
more or less grown in every state. It
has also been the subject of much ex
periment in sugar-making.
Official Figures.
Minneapolis.—Complete official fig
ures on the state ticket were an
nounced by Secretary of State
Schmahl, after the belated returns
from Big Stone and Hubbard coun
ties had arrived. Governor Johnson's
plurality, according to these figures,
is 28,002, and his total vote larger by
7,000 than any candidate for governor
has ever received.
The constitutional amendments are
all lost by a wide margin. The of
ficial totals are as follows:
Total vote cast, 355,263.
Necessary to carry amendments,
No. 1, wide-open tax amendment
yes, 133,336 no, 65,774.
No. 2, good roads amendment—yes,
154,331 no, 56,248.
No. 3, hail insurance amendment—
yes, 137,410 no, 62,253.
No. 4, county superintendent's
amendment—yes, 158,483 no, 42,071.
Governor—Jacobson, rep., 147,034
Johnson, dem., 175,036 Haggard, pro.,
6,578 Moore, p. o., 6,312 Allen, ind.,
591 Johnson's plurality, 28,002.
Lieutenant governor—Eberhart, rep.,
164,877 Reiter, dem., 108,910 Ander
son, pro., 19,226 Higbee, ind., 2,919
Eberhart's plurality, 55,967.
Secretary of state—Schmahl, rep.,
175,384 Lamb, dem., 96,561 Damon,
pro., 15,257 Lefevre, p. o., 10,894
Waterston, ind., 2,038 Schmahl's plur
ality, 78,823.
State treasurer—Dinehart, rep., 178,
468 Nelson, dem., 102,335 Kolu, p.
o., 12,394 Nordloef, ind., 2,861 Dine
hart's plurality, 75,133.
Attorney general—Simpson, rep.,
180,491 Matthews, dem., 98,629 Uhl,
p. o., 12,658 Power, ind., 3,611 Simp
son's plurality, 81,862.
Railroad commissioners—Mills, rep.,
144,641 Elmquist, rep., 139,760
Bjorge, dem., 85,857 Mee, dem., 81,
392 Lindsay, pro., 20,776 Mills' plur
ality, 58,784 Elmquist's plurality, 53,
The official vote in the fifteenth judi
cial district is: Wright, rep., 8,155
Stanton, ind., 8,098 Wright's major
ity, 67.
Presidential Election.
St. Paul.—Minnesota's 11 president
ial electors will meet at the state capi
tol in St. Paul on Monday, Jan. 11, to
cast their ballots for William Howard
Taft for president.
Aside from this wholly pleasant and
formal act their most important duty
will be to select one of their number
to carry the vote of the state to the
electoral college at Washington.
Naturally all of the electors are very
anxious to make the trip, but the gov
ernment permits only one to go, pay
ing the expenses of the trip at the
rate of 25 cents a mile. The bearer of
the vote probably will be selected by
placing 11 slips of paper in a hat, each
slip bearing the name of one of the
electors, and the lucky man will be
picked by means of drawing.
Stewart Gamble of Gamble & Lud
wig, druggists, Hennepin avenue and
Third street, is the only one of the
electors from this city, all the others,
with the exception of John J. Ecklund
of Duluth, being from country dis
Millions of Cans.
Mankato.—During the season of
1908, 4,408,190 cans of vegetables and
fruit were packed in the state of Min
nesota, according to a report bj Ed
ward K. Slater, state dairy and food
"Minnesota is the only state In the
union that has a special law regulat
ing canneries," says Mr. Slater. "It
has been in operation two years and
has been of great benefit. To this im
portant industry, in addition to in
suring the consumers of Minnesota
canned goods, these products have
been put up under the supervision of
the statp Where so inspected the
products may be labeled 'Minnesota
Standard, inspected and approved.'"
King Corn took the honors as the
leader, 2,824,390 cans, or more than
half the season's output being de
voted to this vegetable. Peas came
next with 531,960 cans. Beans were
third with 430,760 cans.
Burned to Death.
Worthington, Minn., Nov. 21.—Fire
completely destroyed the large bam
of Sam Stewart and Charles Gordon
and slightly damaged nearby build
ings. Albert Lestico lessee of the
Stewart barn, while trying to rescue
four blooded horses was overcome by
smoke and burned to death. His body
was later found completely charred.
A strong wind threatened town with
destruction. The property loss is es
timated at 110,000, partially insured.
Minneapolis.—Mist* Beulah Poynter,
star, actress and author, will be seen
at the Bijou the week of November
29th in her own dramatization of
Mary J. Holmes' popular and widely
read book, "Lena Rivers." The
piece, as a play, is less than three
years old, yet it leaped into such in
stant popularity that at one time
there were three companies touring
the country in it.
Crookston.—John McLean, aged 58
years committed suicide by jumping
into the sluice way just south of the
Crookston waterworks powerhouse.
The suicide caused a tremendous sen
Mankato.—Judge Pfau sentenced
Everett W. Evans to state's prison
for three years and six months for
stealing $3,000 in cash from Mary Mc
Laughlin, a washerwoman.
Minneapolis.—Minneapolis is to
have a freight car manufacturing plant
that will employ 1,000 men with a
monthly pay roll of $100,000.
Big Fork.—Howard Miller, of the
firm of Groff & Miller, Twenty-sixth
street and Stevens avenue, Minne
apolis, was shot at twice while hunt
ing deer north of Deer river.
Brainerd.—The Minnesota ft Inter
national road earned $678,716 during
the year ending July 31. The net cor
porate income was $140,467. It paid
$37,506 in dividends.
St. Paul.—Though a member of a
Cleveland, O., fan^ly which is said to
be wealthy, Mrs. Nellie Bates djed
alone in a squalid shack at 1375 East
Fifth street.
•JJS* W-WZ •*••,.?*»*
He is Immediately Sentenced to an In-
termediate Term of From 2 to 21
Years in Prison at Hard Labor.
Prisoner Unaffected.
Laporte, Ind., Nov. 27.—Ray Lan
phere charged with the murder of
Mrs. Belle Gunness and her three
children, by setting fire to the Gun
ness house, April 28, was last even
ing found guilty of arson by the jury
which had had the case since 5:30
o'clock Wednesday evening.
Within five minutes after the ver
dict was reported, Judge Richter had
sentenced the defendant to the state
penitentiary at Michigan City for an
intermediate term of from two to
twenty-one years. He will be taken
to Michigan City to-day to begin his
The verdict was reached within
half an hour after the jurors had re
turned from, supper. Word that an
agreement had been arrived at was
eonveyed to Bailiff Matz, who at once
telephoned Judge Richter and the
attorneys in the case. The lights in
the big court room were turned on
and within fifteen minutes the court
was packed.
Lamphere was brought over from
the jail and at 7:20 o'clock the jury
filed into the court room. When
Judge Richter asked the jury if a
verdict had been reached, Forman
Henry Mill announced that the jury
had agreed, and with that he passed
the white piece of paper to Judge
Richter, who after making the entry
on his docket, read the verdict:
We, the jury, find the defendent guil
ty of arson and that he is thirty-eight
years old.
—Henry Mill, Forman.
In a statement issued last night
Lamphere declares he is confident
the body found in the fire was that of
Mrs. Gunness that he did not set fire
to the house, and that he did not
see Mrs. Gunness kill Helgelein. He
also voiced his satisfaction over the
The Iowa Governor Finally Lands the
Great Office.
Des Moines, Iowa, Nov. 25.—After
being for fourteen years a candidate
for United States senator frOm Iowa,
Governor Cummins was elected this
afternoon by a special session of the
state legislature to fill the vacancy
caused by the death of Senator W. B.
The state executhe council last
night finished the canvass of the vote
cast at the republican primary held
in connection with the general Novem
ber election. The result was Cum
mins 128,840 Lacej, 9C,193, Cum
mins' majority 42,647.
Some of the standpat leaders say it
is a good time to bury the hatchet.
They made the best fight they knew
how for Lacey, and are ready to ac
quiesce in the verdict and carry out
the compact, so that the future
there may be no division in the party.
At 1 p. m. Lieutenant Governor
Garst was inauguarted as governor of
Iowa at a joint session of the house
and senate. Many prominent Iowans,
including former Governor William
Larabee were in the citv.
Foreign Residents in Danger of Revolt
ing Chinese.
Peking, Nov. 24—The situation at
Nanking, where a mutiny on the part
of the Chinese troops broke out Nov.
19, is serious.
There has been fighting in the
streets of the city, and a portion of
the foreign residents have taken
refuge on board a British gunboat.
Others of the foreigners elected to
remain on shore.
This information was conveyed to
Peking today in official telegrams to
the legations here. There is also a
German gunboat off the city.
Tariff Board Invites Him to Discuss
Duties on Steel and Iron.
Washington, Nov. 25.—As a result
of the declaration of Andrew Car
negie in an article in the forthcom
ing number of the Century magazine
taat the tariff schedules on iron and
steel should be reduced, the ways and
means committee of the house for
mally invited Mr. Carnegie to appear
before it this week to tell what he
knows about the steel industry and the
possibility of the reduction of the
tariff on iron and steel products.
Rockne Wins.
Minneapolis, Nov. 25.—The fight
for the honor of being speaker of the
next house of the state legislature
came to a sudden termination, A. J.
Rockne of Zumbrota winning the fight
in which he and L. H. Johnson have
been the leading contestants. The
Ramsey county delegation, by going
solidly for Rockne, gave him a major
ity of the Republican members. Be
fore the day was over the Johnson
forces conceded their defeat. The
Seventh and Third districts fell in
line and indorsed Rockne.
Lunatic at Large.
Clinton, Iowa, Nov. 24.—For weeks
an escaped lunatic has terrorised the
people of Fulton, a town across the
Mississippi river. The man, whose
name is Ernest Kennedy, escaped
from the insane asylum at Watertown,
and returning to the vicinity of his
home, lingers about.
His clothing has been nearly torn
from his body, and his friends fear he
will be frozen to death. Several times
he was seen and pursued, but north
of Fulton is a thick wood with a
heavy undergrowth of briars.
Fifty years ago there were 100,000
tenant farmers in Sweden, and at the
close of the nineteenth century there
were only a little over 72,000 left. The
number is constantly decreasing, and
at the present rate this class of farm
ers will pass away in the course of a
few generations.
There is great danger that the for
ests surrounding the city of Stock
holm will be destroyed. During the
last few years so many trees have
been cut down that the authorities are
contemplating the advisability of inter
fering with the destructive work be
fore it may be too late.
The production of the Skane coal
mines in 1907 was 5S2.466 tons of coal,
fire clay and other by-products. The
mines at Billesholm led all the rest.
This industry employed 2,012 men, of
whom 1,435 worked under the ground.
The total production of coal was C05,
338 tons, which had a value of $693,
A peculiar stench was noticed in a
certain part of Stockholm a few days
ago, and various explanations were
given. It was almost intolerable at
Brunnsviken, at the mouth of a sewer.
The real explanation came when a boy
told that he had emptied a bottle of
mercaptan from a chemical laboratory
into the Brunnsviken sewer. Mercap
tan emits the most disgusting stench
known to chemistry.
A court-martial has been consider
ing the grounding of the gunboat
Svensksund near Narvik, Norway,
many months ago. The commander,
Capt. Norselius, testified that the map
was defective. He had suspected that
something was wrong, and the speed
was reduced to less than three knots.
Finally he gave a signal to stop the
ship, and at this very moment the ship
struck. The proceedings were post
poned until testimonies have been ob
tained in Norway and the crew of the
Svensksund have had a chance to tes
tify at Karlskrona.
Many years ago a number of persons
at Nas, Dalarne, emigrated to Jerusa
lem, prompted by a peculiar religious
movement. This emigration served as
a basis for a book written by Selma
Lagerlof. She visited them at their
homes and gave a touching descrip
tion of their life. During their stay
in the Holy Land these people neg
lected certain formalities which led to
the forfeiture of their rights as Swed
ish citizens. Being unwilling to be
come Ottoman subjects, they peti
tioned the Swedish government to re
store them to their citizenship, and
the cabinet has just granted their pe
The Swedes of Melbourne, Australia,
have bought a site for a Swedish sea
men's church near the harbor. Funds
are being raised for the building in
Sweden and other countries.
The Idun, a literary periodical, offer
ed $1,350 in prizes for the best article,
and the judges of award have divided
the money between Miss Ulla Linder
and Mr. Ernst Lundqulst.
The two vessels which Sweden is
going to put on the Swedish-German
line ot railway car ferries may be
named after the king and queen of
It is estimated that the cut of logs
in the forests of Sweden will be 20
per cent less during the coming win
ter than last year, and this, in turn,
will cut down the total of Swedish ex
pors by at least $6,000,000.
The heaviest piece of iron structure
ever made in Sweden will be required
for the Stockholm slaughter-house at
Enskede. It is to weigh 400 tons and
will be put in its place next year.
Principal Eyenta Gathered In the
OUSoandhrnvkm Countries
It has already been mentioned in
these columns that the Norwegians
wfll not be invited to the Scandinavian
games in Sweden next year. The
Swedish committee on invitations has
explained its course by publishing cer
tain facts. It is an old rule that
Swedish officers shall not compete
with Norwegian officers in the Norse
races. In the winter of 1905 the Nor
wegians declined the invitation to go
te the games in Sweden because the
people of Norway were so deprtused
on account of the union conflict. At
the present time, says the committee,
a similar feeling prevails in Sweden on
account of the way the Norwegians
broke out of the union.
wireless telegraph station has
been opened at the naval station in
Copenhagen for communicating with
ships in the surrounding waters.
The wheat fields of Denmark yield
about 42 bushels to the acre. To show
more plainly what this means it must
be mentioned that the average for the
whole world is 12%, and for the
United States 12 bushels per acre.
So many persons are out of work
in Copenhagen that the situation is
becoming really serious. A mass
meeting was held for the discussion
of the problem, and a resolution was
passed in favor of having the state
and the city start public works. Even
direct aid from the nation and the city
was demanded. A large number of
people are already suffering. The
authorities and the employers have
commenced to grapple with the dif
Copenhagen, Denmark, Nov. 11.—
The Danish arctic explorer Einar
Mikkelsen, is about to leave on an ex
ploring expedition into New Guinea,
the cost being defrayed by a Dutch
syndicate of an industrial nature. Mik
kelsen had hoped to make another
arctic journey next year and tried hard
to raise funds both here and In other
countries, but failed on account of the
hard times everywhere in Europe.
For the time being he has given up his
arctic plans.
The Swedish newspapers warn joung
Swedes not to go to Congo as common
soldiers or officers of low rank.
Nine cases of poliomyelite, or "in
fant paralysis," occurred in Vase par
ish, Varmland, and two children died
from the dread disease.
At Boberget, Ostergotland, fortifica
tions have been found which are sup
posed to date from the fifth century.
The foreign office has Instructed the
Swedish consul general in New York
to make a full investigation of the al
leged discovery on the north coast of
Labrador of the grave of Professor An
dree, the Swedish aeronaut, who sailed
In a ballon from Dane's island in 1897
in an effort to discover the north pole.
Windsor, England, Nov. 18.—A bril
liant state banquet was given at Wind
sor castle last night in honor of the
King and Queen of Sweden. Two hun
dred guests were present, and these in
cluded the American ambassador,
Whitelaw Reid, and the other ambas
sadors, the cabinet ministers and high
officials. The two kings toasted each
other and made brief formal addresses.
A tailor on the Skane plains won $1,
350 in a Danish lottery. He asked a
friend, a bricklayer, to go with him to
Copenhagen and have a nice time.
And how they did enjoy themselves!
One bill of 100 kronor was changed
after another. The plain folks from
Skane hired rooms in one of the swell
est hotels in town. The tailor dressed
himself like a scion of upper-tendom,
and the bricklayer had to avoid a con
trast by means of a fine suit. One day
the tailor appointed the bricklayer as
his lackey, and the latter opened the
doors and bowed to his master, but
otherwise he kept himself at a re
spectable distance. The people at the
hotel soon made up their minds that
"a rich Swedish count" was among
them. Color was lent to this supposi
tion by the fact that a hack driver told
that the Swedish gentleman was in the
habit of handing him 5 kronor as a tip
while the price of the service was less
than one krone. One fine day the
funds gave out. A well dressed tailor
and a bricklayer wearing a new suit
returned to the Skane plains. Trelle
borg must serve as a substitute for
Steps have been taken to Introduce
free text books in the public schools of
O. Unaerbakke of Suldal wants to
start an automobile line for a distance
of 200 (English) miles thru the moun
tain districts of southwestern Norway.
The cellulose factory and paper mill
at Kalfos, near Drammen, were closed
Nov. 14. The trouDie was, that the
men wanted higher wages while the
proprietors were on the point of re
ducing the wages.
Kristiania, Nov. 11.—Captain Roal
Amundsen, the explorer, lectured on
his projected polar expedition before
the king and many noted scientists at
a meeting of the geographical society
last night. Captain Amundsen's expe
dition will start from San Francisco
early in 1910 aboard the Fram, which
will be equipped for a se^en years'
Edmund Ytteborg of Kristiania spent
some time in Spitzhergen last summer
and took possession of a considerable
portion of land around Green Harbor,
where there are many rich veins of
coal. Next spring he will send an ex
pedition to the place to develop the
coal mines. Green Harbor offers one
of the best harbors in Spitzbergen.
The concern is called Green Harbor
Coal Company.
As the train drew up at Victoria sta
tion, King Edward entered the royal
saloon, kissed the queen affectionately
and Prince Olaf impetuously claimed
his attention and embraced him, lock
ing both arms around his royal grand
father's neck and kissing him heartily.
The king bent down to receive his
young kinsman's caresses and re
turned them with warmth.
Prince Olaf, who wore a red sailor
suit and red hat, has grown consider
ably since his last visit to England.
He gravely followed the queen as she
passed along the line of members of
the reception party, and copied her ex
ample in shaking hands with each. He
endeavored to imitate as nearly as
possible the graceful bow with which
her majesty accompanied each greet
Three persons who were expelled
from Norway on account of illegal beg
ging were so well pleased with Nor
way and its people that they ran the
risk of returning. They were appre
hended and tried before a Kristiania
court. It was proved that they had
been doing a good business on the
ground that they were "persecuted
Christians." They did not carry much
cash on their persons, but receipts In
their possession proved that during
the past few months they had forward
ed about $300 thru the mails to Tiflis,
Persia. They evidently led the lives
of beggars in Norway and capitalists
in Persia. Our authority makes the
following comment: "It Is too bad
that such a pleasant life should be in
The receipts from the customs for
the month of October were about $2,
000,000. The berry crop was a rich
one last summer, and unusually large
quantities of sugar were imported for
canning purposes.
It is pointed out that Bergen will
soon be compelled to build a large dry
dock now that it is to be the terminus
of the new Scandinavian-American
steamship line.
London, Nov. 14.—Queen Alexandra,
accompanied by Queen Maud of Nor
way, with Crown Prince Olaf, arrived
from Copenhagen.
A religious movement in and around
Mandal was carried to such extremes
that several persons lost control of
their minds. A lay preacher named
Gjerdal ran away naked, and he had to
be captured in the woods and taken to
an insane asylum.
According to the latest news the
plan of organizing a Scandinavian'
American steamship line will be car
ried to a successful consummation.
The government has bought several
hundred acres of boggy land at Sparbu
for the purpose of putting convicts to
work on it.
Paris Pattern No. 2652, All Seams
Allowed.—Made with the closing down
the left side of the front, and with an
inverted plait, or, in habit style at the
back this is one of the most modish
and popular styles this season, for
both the separate skirt and the one
which completes a coat suit. It is
adaptable to any material, and is fit
ted around the waist and hips without
plaits, tucks or fullness of any kind.*
A bias band of the material, pointed
either side of the front, is set on as
a trimming, just above the hem. This
hem is nariow and finished with a
single row of stitching. The pattern
is in four sizes—14 to 17 years. For a
miss of 15 years the skirt, made of
material with nap, requires 6% yards
20 inches wide, S% yards 36 inches
wide, 3% yards 42 inches wide, or
2% yards 54 inches wide without
nap, it needs 5% yards 20 inches
wide, 3Va yards 36 inches wide, 2%
yards 42 inches wide, or 2% yards 54
inches wide yard 20 inches wide,
yard 36 inches wide, or yard 42
or 54 inches wide, extra, for bias
To procure this pattern sen4 10 cents
to "Pattern Department," of this paper.
Write name and address plainly, and be
sure to give size and number of pattern.
NO. 2652
Paris Pattern No. 263G, All Seams
Allowed—Made with the body and
sleeves in one piece, this is a very at
tractive and extremely simple little
model. The best materials for its de-'
velopment are French or Canton flan
nel, flannelette, lansdowne, albatross
or cashmere. The neck, front and
lower edges of the sleeves are hand
embroidered in a design of blossoms
and their foliage, with white mercer
ized cotton, narrow ribbon fastening
the neck at the top. The garment is
made with a seam at the center-back,
the only other seam being directly un
der the arm. A pretty finish is given
by feather-stitching the hem. The
pattern is in five sizes—2 to 12 years.
For a girl of ten years the kimono
requires 5% yards of material 20
inches wide, 3^4 yards 36 inches
wide, or 2% yards 42 inches wide
five-eighths yard of ribbon.
To procure this pattern send 10 cents
to "Pattern Department," of this paper.
Write name and address plainly, and be
sure to give size and number of pattern.
NO. 2636. SIZE,
Interpreting a Gift.
Last Christmas a Philadelphia man
sent as a present to his son and
daughter-in-law one of the new gold
eagles, and with it the following let
"The woman on the face of this
coin is for you, Clarence, because men
usually like good-looking women. The
eagle on the reverse, with the feathers
on its legs, is for Lottie, because wom
en are supposed to like birds and
"The 'E pluribus unum,' which you
know is translated 'One of many,'
means that of the many of them you
would like to have this is the only
one you get.
"The 13 stars, being an unlucky
number, indicate the hard luck many
of us have in our efforts to gather in
the quantity of these coins we really
have need for, but then the 46 stars
around the rim tell you that by work
ing like 46 days in the week you can
probably accumulate enough to see
you through."
"Dear me," said Mrs. Podgerson, "I
do wish you'd quit botherin' me when
I'm writin' letters. You've gone and
made me leave_thej out of Sylvester.'*,

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