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Wilimar Tribune, BT TRIBUSS Co. TWLLMAR. MINN. MOST IMPORTANT EVENTS OF THE PAST WEEK TOLD IN CONDENSED FORM. ROUND ABOUT THE WORLD Complete Review 6f Happenings of Greatest Interest from AH Parts of the Globe—Latest Home and For* eign Items. WASHINGTON MOTES. President Taft has been drawn into the fight being waged by the insur gents against the rules of the house. He held conferences with both sides but declined to announce how he stands. The new tariff bill, part of which has been sent to the printer, is under stood to cut the duty on lumber one half and place hides on the free list. It is expected to provide 1330,000,000 additional revenue, despite these changes. According to a report in Washington the ?nate may investigate charges that Senator Stephenson of Wisconsin bought his election. While the house is wrestling with the tariff bill, it is believed the senate may take up other important matters. The senate confirmed, without op position, the cabinet appointments of President Taft. All of the members except Secretaries MacVeagh and Dickinson ha\e taken the oath of of fice. Consideration of President Taft'9 cabinet nominations began in the United States senate. The house ha3 adjourned until March 15. PERSONAL. Mrs. Ruth Leavitt, daughter of Wil liam Jennings Bryan, obtained a de cree of divoice from her husband at Lincoln, Neb. William B. Severe, chief of the mail bag repair shop of the post-office de partment, has resigned after 12 years' service. Lieut. Arnold of the Belgian army, who was at one time denounced by the missionaries for burning and pillaging villages and committing assassinations and other atrocities in the Congo, has been found guilty and sentenced to im prisonment for 12 years. Chanes E. Brown, lawyer of Dan ville, 111., was placed on trial in the federal court on a charge of counter feiting. John W. Fisher, formerly prominent as a lawyer and politician of Buffalo, N. Y., was sentenced to Auburn prison on his plea of guilty to grand larceny In the first degree. The indictment charged the theft of $2,500 from the town of Cheektowaga. Former Vice-President Fairbanks re turned to his home in Indianapolis and was greeted by many friends. Theodore Roosevelt has announced that he will leave New York on the steamship Hamburg, March 23, for his African hunt and visit to European capitals. Isaac Stephenson, after a deadlock lasting several weeks, was elected United States senator from Wisconsin. GENERAL NEWS. Should the miners in the anthracite fields continue their demands for an eight hour day and other concessions, it is believed a stiike is certain to follow. The Standard Oil Company of Indi ana and the Republic Oil Company have lost their cases in the Missouri supreme court and must give up their business in that state. In his address to the jury in the Cooper-Carmack murder case at Nash ville, Tenn., Gen. Meeks of counsel fipr the defense pleaded the unwritten law. Seven students of the Eastern Illi nois Normal school at Charleston were arrested on charges of noting, made by the father of a young man whom they ducked. Kingdon Gould, son of George Gould, •was elected a director of the Missouri Pacific Railway Company, which is controlled by his father. Officers were elected by delegates to the convention of the United Mine Workers of America, district No. 11,ing convention at Terre Haute, Ind. W. P. Rollins of Linton is president. More than thirty persons, fourteen of whom were white, were killed and sixty were injured by a tornado which destroyed Brinkley, Ark. Ordeis were issued by the interior department for the opening of 3,000, 000 acres of land in eastern Wyoming to homesteaders. The chamber of deputies of France passed the income tax bill by 407 votes to 1GG. The name of former Vice-President Fairbanks is mentioned in connection with the ambassadorship to the Court of St. James. Archibald G. Ellairof Detroit refused to surrender for the use of the Roose velt hunting party a cabin he bad re served on the steamship Hamburg. An attempt to wreck the pay train of the Burlington road in Des Moines, la., failed. It is believed robbers made the attempt. Elton Baldwin, who murdered his mother at Saugatuck, Mich., was sent to the penitentiary for life three days after the crime. One negro was burned at the stake and another who had secreted him was shot to death, following an assault on a woman at Rockwell, Tex. Elton Baldwin confessed that he Wiled his mother at Sagatuck, Mich., because he feared she would tell that he set fire to their barn. William H. Bishop, well-known In theatrical circles as manager and own er of such old time stage successes as "The Black Crook," "What Happened to Jones," and "The County Fair," died in New York from Injuries sus tained when he was struck by an auto mobile. 'Jbjk b^y fctAW -5if «*-,^a« w/5~^^ Mrs. Nanrjr Wilson, generally known as Mrs. Staffleback, one of the most notorious women prisoners in the Kan sas penitentiary, died of pneumonia. With her husband and three sons she was convicted of murder in 1897. Former Gov. Frederick Holbrook of Vermont, one of the three surviving "war governors" and the oldest ex governor in the United States, is dan gerously ill with bronchitis at his home in Brattleboro. He is 96 yeais old. Opposition to President Taft's sug gestion of a federal inheritance tax as a means of raising revenue, has ap peared in the Connecticut general as sembly. President Zelaya of Nicaragua, it is reported, has called another confer ence between his own country, Hon duras, Guatemala, Salvador and Costa Rica, with the view of arranging per manent peace for Central America Convicted bankers, who are prison ers in the Western penitentiary of Pennsylvania, have found a discrep ancy of $26,000 in the accounts of the prison on which they were put to work to make an investigation. Nine persons lost their lives in a tornado which swept several counties in Arkansas. The ruins of Brinkley caught fire after the wind had done its damage. Capt. Fitzhugh, one of counsel for the state, opened the arguments be fore the jury and bitterly denounced the slayers of former Senator Car mack. Several aluminum manufacturing concerns in the west have been con solidated into one corporation with a capital of $750,000. Swedish-Americans from all parts of the country met in Chicago at the annual session of the Swedish-Ameri can Republican League. Following the decision of the federal court that the Missouri two-cent fare law is unconstitutional a committee of the Kansas senate returned an adverse report on a measure of the same kind. First Lieut. Edward L. Rains, Twen tieth infantry, has been dropped from the roll of the army for desertion. Joseph B. Kealing, United States district attorney at Indianapolis, rath er than assist in the prosecution of Delavan Smith and Charles R. Wil liams, Indicted in connection with the Panama libel case, has resigned. E. H. Harriman and party left Tucson, Ariz., in their special ain for a trip over the Mex.can coast lines. A diamond necklace estimated to be worth from $100,000 to $300,000 lost by Mrs. Otto C. Heinze in New York was found in the possession of a Greek who was arrested in Omaha, Neb. That the tide of immigration is again on the flood was apparently in dicated when 1,500 immigrants arrived in Boston on the steamer Romanic from Mediterranean ports. This is the largest number landing from any steamer at Boston for 16 months. Gov. Charles N. Haskell and others, indicted for Muskogee town lot frauds by the federal grand jury in February, were granted until March 15 to plead, by agreement of counsel. Their plea will be entered at Vinita during the term of the federal court there. Snowden H. Falrall died at Iowa City, la., aged 73. He was for many years a member of the Iowa house and senate. He was a college mate of James G. Blaine. On nis first Sunday as chief execu tive President Taft walked to the Uni tarian church. At Oyster Bay, Theo dore Roosevelt, whom he succeeded, did the same thing. In a sermon to his congregation, Rev. John Haynes Holmes of New York said Theodore Roosevelt was not a statesman, but the smartest politi cian of the time, and as such did great good. A man believed to be Walter F. Schultz of Chicago was found dead in Alexandria, Va., across the river from Washington. It is believed he was murdered. The German press praises former President Roosevelt for his efforts toward friendship between the nations. Arguments to the jury in the Car mack-Cooper murder case at Nashville, Tenn., were begun by counsel. Fred Parker of Brookfield, 111., has asked the Chicago police to search for his wife, who is missing from their home and whom he believes is de mented. In January last there was a falling off of about $50,000,000 in the total value of the country's exports as com pared with those of January, 1908 while for the seven months ending with January last, the total exports amounted to $1,031,719,944, against $1,189,090,551 in the corresponding seven months in question. Albert T. Patrick, convicted of slay William Marsh Rice in New York in 1900, demanded that the supreme court in Brooklyn set him free or send him to tbe death chair. President Lewis and members of the United Mine Workers of America met in Wilkesbarre, Pa., and discussed the coming conference with the anthracite operators, which may mean a strike. The sale of all the properties of the Southern Steel Company at auction was decided upon at a meeting of the creditors of that company in Birming ham, Ala. "Colonel" is the title which pleases Theodore Roosevelt. He pattdd a newspaper reporter on the shoulder and told him he knew how to flatter when the scribe addressed him by the title. Heirs of Andrew Layton, at a meet ing in Beloit, Wis., decided to lay claim to land in the heart of Chicago's business district which is worth mil lions. The resignation of E. B. Cochems, formerly of the University of Wiscon sin, as athletic director of St. Louis university, has been accepted by the athletic board. Frank C. Hollins, a New York bank er and broker, who promoted and built two railroads in Illinois, committed suicide by inhaling gas. Because of the heavy snowstorm and blizzard in the east New York newspapers were compelled to get most of their stories about the in auguration of President Taft by wire less telegraph, a triumph of science over nature. Claiming they are being discrimi nated against, the coal dealers of Ohio and Pennsylvania will make an appeal to various railways ieading to Lake Erie points for a lower freight rate. ST. PAUL'S ANTI-ARMOUR PETI- TION PRESENTED. House Makes a General Clean-up of Business Passing a Big Batch of Bills. St Paul, Minn., March 6.—The house received and immediately pass ed a bill for $50,000 additional money for legislative expense today. The bill was presented by W. H. Putnam, chairman of the house appropriations committee. W. A. Nolan explained the measure. Gentlemen, unless this bill passes, some of us are liable to go hungry," he said with a smile, "and therefore I move the rules be suspend ed and the bill placed on its final passage." There wasn't a dissenting vote. The original legislative expense bill appropriated $150,000. With this bill, the expense of the entire session totals $200,000, practically the same as former sessions. That petite and sliapely chorus girls nrist not appear ki Minnesota thea ters in red, white and blue tights is the provision of a bill introduced in the house today by Mr. Sawyer, first as a joke, and later taken in serious vein. St. Paul, Minn., March 8.—The spe cial committee of the house, named to consider the employers' liability bills, today deli\ ered its report to the house in the form of the introduction of a new emplcjera' liability measure. The bill does not abolish the existing law, permitting an employe to sue for dam ages in event of an injury, but allows a choice to be made between the old and the new law, the proposed bill waiving the question of contributory negligence and putting into effect a considerably lower scale of indemni ties than the former bills. The in demnities are as follows: For death, $2,000 to $3,000 both hands or feet, $2,050 to $4,000 one hand and one foot, or both hands, or both feet, $2,000 to $3,000 one hand or one foot, $660 to $1,000 one finger, $75 thumb, $100 one toe, $25 big toe, $50 both eyes, $2,000 to $3,000 one eye, one third of amount allowed for loss of both deafness, $1,000 to $1,500 total disability, $2,000 to $3,00t temporary disability, 50 per cent of wages. Messrs. Spooner and Sawyer joined tcday in the introduction of a bill to provide that at least twenty employes of the state reformatory be engaged in the operating of crushed stone ma chinery, the stone to be held at the institution for distribution as ordered by the state highway commission for road building. The bill appropriates $12,000 for the purchase of the neces sary stone crushing machinery. Representative Hinds introduced a bill to place wall-eyed pike among the fish that cannot be sold or shipped in this state. A protest against the bill to permit six-round boxing contests was re ceived from the St. Paul Y. M. C. A. today, signed by Arthur B. Driscoll, president of the St. Paul organization. The bill is at present on the calendar in the house. The house spent most of today's session in committee of the whole. Among the bills considered and or dered advanced to the calendar were the St. Louis county delegation bill to permit $400,000 additional bonds to be issued for completion of the court house in Duluth St. Louis county delegation bill to create the office of county public examiner by Mattson, to permit rural school boards to hire truant officers by Nolan, to require a character certificate of those granted liquor licenses by Rosenwald, to re quire fees and measurements to be recorded by surveyors general of logs and timber. Gov. J. A. Johnson has signed the bill asserting state ownership in min eral properties beneath the waters of meandered lake beds. There was no session of the senate today. The finance committees of both houses are continuing their hear ings today on the various items of the pending appropriation bills, prepara tory to drafting the omnibus appro priation bill. St. Paul, Minn., March 9.—Senator C. J. Gunderson of Alexandria today jumped into the arena as a candidate for United States judge, district of Minnesota, to succeed Judge Milton D. Purdy, who was appointed original ly by President Roosevelt, and has recently been re-appointed by Presi dent Taft. Mr. Gunderson's entry comes through a resolution adopted unanimously and by a rising vote of the state senate today. Senator Sew ard of Lyon county introduced the resolution. The resolution recites that: "We have absolute knowledge and implicit confidence in the integrity, learning and ability of Hon. C. J. Gun derson of Alexandria and we hereby respectfully pray that he be appointed as judge of the United States district court for the district ot Minnesota. Camel Works Hard. Prom the beginning of the journey to its end a camel is never relieved of Us load. It eats, walks and sleeps un der its burden, often for weeks at a time. The training of a camel is no easy matter, as it takes about three years to teach it to bend the knees in order to be loaded and unloaded. Like Many Another. 1 am always so busy doing noth ing," remarked the Little Spalpeen, "that I never have time to do any thing else." Considers Us Optimists. Americans, both men and women, are more equable, genial and smooth tempered than Europeans because they do not take life au grand serieux, but always see the humorous side of every situation, however untoward, In which they happen to find them selves.—London Sketch. The Difference. There Is high palmistry, and then there is low palmistry. Low palmistry reads fortunes from one's hands. High palmistry takes fortunes off one's hands.—New York Evening Pott "Resolved further, that this regain* tlon be engrossed and signed by the president and secretary of the sen ate, and copies forwarded to the Hon. Knute Nelson and the Hon. Hoses E. Clapp, United States senators at Washington, D. C." The resolution was seconded by Julius Coller of Scott county, and adopted without an opposing vote. This means a contest over the con firmation of Judge Purdy's appoint ment by the United States senate. E. S. Durment of St. Paul intro duced a re-draft of his employer's lia bility bill in the senate today. It now permits contributory negligence to be entered as a defense. It also materi ally reduces the scale of damages al lowed for various injuries, the death allowance being $3,500. Elwell of Min neapolis introduced a bill increasing the rate of the general tax levy for the university from .23 mills to one half a mill, which will increase the standing tax allowance $100,000. S. A. Nelson introduced a bill to declare a state office vacant when the holder thereof is incapacitated to dis charge the duties of such office for a period of six months by reason of sickness or other cause. It is under stood this is especially aimed at L. A. Rosing, whose long illness has kept him away from the state board of control most of the past year. Senator Gunn offered a bill to per mit towns and townships to levy a three mill tax for libraries, museums, art galleries and reading rooms. Geo. P. Wilson introduced a bill to deny legal recognition in future to common law marriages. S. A. Nelson had a bill to require a political candidate in filing his statement of expenses to also include a statement of all money and aid received, the amount and the contributors. The bill for abolishment of capital punishment in Minnesota was killed in the house today by the close vote of 35 for indefinite postponement to 31 in favor of the measure. The principal address for the bill was made by Representative MacKen zie, former prosecuting attorney of Sibley county. T. J. Greene introduced an "old timer" today, to appropriate $22,000 for W. H. Temple, to pay for certain state bonds which Temple holds. These were issued by the state in 1859, and only redeemed in part. The payment asked has been rejected by several legislatures. St. Paul, Minn., March 10.—The St Paul petition against the proposed Ar mour packing plant in the Midway district, within the limits of Minne apolis, was presented to Speaker A. J. Rockne at noon today. Mayor D. W. Lawler and Representative Cal Stone of St. Paul, made the formal presen tation to the speaker on the steps in front of the capitol. The petition, rolled on a large reel, was then car ried up to the house chamber, on the second floor, by the detail of police. The house this morning, on motion of Represenative Bjorge, author of the iron tonnage tax bill, agreed to make that measure a special order to be considered next Wednesday at 1:30 p. m. The senate occupied the entire morning fighting over the new normal school bills. By a vote of 35 to 25, the Daniel Gunn bill, for a new nor mal at Cass Lake, was advanced from "the table," where it has rested for several days, to the calendar. The vote was the test between the friends of Cass Lake and those who stood for a bill to permit the normal board to select a location in northwestern Minnesota. The senate busied itself with con sideration of bills in committee of the whole this afternoon, while the house worked with its calendar. The bills passed by the house, in cluded the following St. Louis county delegation bills: to create a county public examiner to create a county court house and city hall commission to authorize the county commissioners to publish tne time when real and personal property taxes become de linquent to increase the clerk hire allowance of the county auditor to $22,000 a year, and that of the coun ty treasurer to $15,000. Other bills passed included one to authorize the purchase of a federal reserve in Carl ton county for university work in for estry to permit local school boards to employ truant officers and to require a record of all logs measured and fees received by surveyors gen eral of the state. On motion of Ole Sageng of Otter Tail county, the senate this afternoon killed the Rowe bill providing special vengeance to descend on the heads of chicken thieves. A number of new senate bills ap peared. "These included the following: by Putnam and Dale, to permit coun ty commissioners to establish agri cultural experiment stations and schools on county poor farms by Sa geng, to establish a wheat-testing lab oratory under the state railroad and warehouse commission by S. A. Nel son, requiring a record to be kept of all saes of firearms by Campbell, requiring railroads to clean and fumi gate livestock cars at the end of every trip. The Last Word. A good deal of fuss is going on In the "culchawed" crowd about a claim that Paul Revere never made his famous midnight ride. "H*m," mur murs C. E. Ingalls, "doesn't the poem say 'Scarcely a man is now alive who remembers that famous day and year?"—Kansas City Journal Defined. First U. S. Senator—"What Is a blind partisan?" Second U. S. Sena tor—"One who doesn't know the color of money."—Life. The Boy Was Going 8ome. A novel experiment to demonstrate thepracticability ofapneumatic carrier was recently tried in Chicago. The "parcel"shot through a short length of s»mnle tnb*» was a 13-year-old boy. He traveled at the rate of 16 miles an hour, and was in no way the worsa for the journey. In the Automobile Age. "Is the human race in peril?" askfl the Independent It is, unless it Jumps as soon as it heart the honk.—Denver Republican. *^.ta X/CHARED A 8AJ.I.//VG&RJ PRESIDENT TAFT'S OFFICIAL FAMILY SKETCHES OF THE NINE EMINENT MEN FORM ING HIS CABINET. P. KNOX HEADS THE GROUP Pennsylvanian Is Secretary of State Franklin MacVeagh, Chicago Mer chant, Holds the Treasury Portfo lio—Jacob M. Dickinson, Tennessee Democrat, to Manage the Army Affairs of the Agricultural Depart ment Left in James Wilson's Hands. Philander Chase Knox of Pennsyl vania, secretary of state in the cab inet of President Taft, was born at Brownsville, Pa., in 1853. He was graduated from Mount Union college, Ohio, in 1872, and three years later was admitted to the bar. During the years 1876 and 1877 he served as as sistant United States district attorney for the western district of Pennsyl vania. In the-latter vear he formed a law partnership with James H. Reed which still exists and which has rep resented many large corporations, in cluding the Carnegie Company. Mr. Knox entered President McKinley's cabinet as attorney general in April, 1901, serving until 1904, when he was elected United States senator from Pensylvania. The latter position he resigned to become the head of Presi dent Taft's cabinet. Wilson Retains His Place. Only one member of the Roosevelt cabinet retains his portfolio under Mr. Taft. That is James Wilson of Iowa, secretary of agriculture. So ex cellent had been his work in that posi tion that there was no serious talk of making a change. Born in Scotland in 1835, Mr. Wilson came to the United States in 1852 and three years later settled in Iowa. In 1861 he engaged in farming in Tama county. He was a member of the Iowa assembly for three sessions and speaker of the house for one session, and also was a member of the Iowa state railway commission. In 1873 he was elected to congress, serving two terms, and was sent to the national legislature again for one term in 1883. He was regent of the State university of Iowa In 1870-74, and in 1890 was made director of the agricultural ex periment station and professor of agri culture at the Iowa Agricultural col lege, Ames, la, In 1897 he became secretary of agriculture. MacVeagh for the Treasury. Franklin MacVeagh, secretary of the treasury, was born on a farm in Chester county, Pennsylvania, gradu ated from Yale in 1862 and from Columbia Law school in 1864. He be gan the practice of law in New York city but ill-health forced him to aban don it and in 1865 he went to Chicago and engaged in the wholesale grocery business. In this and other commer cial pursuits he has amassed, a.large fortune. Before entering the cabinet he disposed of his holdings in the big grocery firm and resigned as director of the Commercial National bank of Chicago. Mr. MacVeagh has always been interested in movements for the public welfare, locally and nationally. Dickinson Is War Secretary. Jacob M. Dickinson of Tennessee and Chicago, the new secretary of war, was born in 1851 at Columbus, Miss. He graduated from the Uni versity of Nashville in 1872 and after ward studied law at Columbia college, Good Company. Religion cannot illuminate philo sophical discussions. Philosophical discussions can confirm religious truths. And therefore seek the com pany of truly religious people and of real philosophers, the living as well as the dead.—Tolstoy. A Matrimonial Oversight. It never seems to occur to persona who are getting married that they ought to take each other for good as well as for better or worse.—Philadel phia Record. •SAMC.J h/UfOA/ AGR./cJ}JJTU£.m,. at the University of Leipsiz- and in Paris. He served several times by special commission on the supreme bench of Tennessee and was assist ant attorney general of the United States in 1895-97. Postmaster General Hitchcock. The first cabinet officer selected by Mr. Taft after his election was Frank H. Hitchcock of Massachusetts, who gave up his place as first assistant postmaster general to manage success fully the Taft presidential campaign. He has been given the office of post master general in the new cabinet. Mr. Hitchcock was born at Amherst, O., in 1867, and graduated from Har vard in 1891 and from Columbia Law school in 1S94. Since 1891 he has been a government official. Nagel Has Commerce Portfolio. Missouri has been rewarded for its switch to the Republican column by the appointment of Charles Nagel as secretary of commerce and labor. Mr. Nagel is a leading lawyer of St. Louis and the west. He was born in Texas in 1849, moved to St. Louis when a child and graduated from the St. Louis Law school in 1873. He has been senior member of the law firm of Nagel & Kirby, professor in the St. Louis Law school and a trustee of Washington university. In 1881-83 he was a member of the Missouri house of representatives, and in 1893-97 was president of the St. Louis city coun cil. He is a member of the Repub lican national committee and for years has been an intimate friend of Mr. Taft. He was one of Mr. Roosevelt's most enthusiastic supporters. As an attorney Mr. Nagel was identified with several important cases dealing with the numerous complications in the affairs of the Five Civilized Tribes in the then Indian territory. Navy Under Meyer's Charge. President Taft's secretary of the navy, George Von L. Meyer of Massa chusetts, has had wide experience as a business man, legislator, diplomat and cabinet officer. He was born in Boston in 3858 and graduated from Harvard in 1879. He then entered business and has been prominently conected with a number of financial and mercantile concerns. His career as a public official began in 1889, when he was elected to the Boston common council. He then served on the board of aldermen, and in 1892-96 he was a member of the Massachusetts isgtsla ture, the last two years being speaker of the house In 1900 Mr. Meyer was sent to Italy as American ambassador, and in 1905 was transferred to Rus sia. In January. 1907, President Roosevelt called him home to enter his cabinet as postmaster general. This portfolio he has relinquished for that of the navy. Mr. Meyer's home is Hamilton, Mass Ballinger Secretary of Interior. After, about one year's service as commissioner of the general land of fice, Richard A Ballinger of Seattle, Wash., has entered the cabinet as secretary of the interior. He is a native of Iowa, having been born in Boonesboro in 1858 After attending the University ot Kansas and Wash burn college at Topeka. he went to Williams college, graduating in 1884 and afterward studying law and re moving to Washington. He was United States court commissioner in 1890-92 and later was Judge of the supreme court in Jefferson county, Wash. Attorney General Wtckersham. George W. Wickersham, who be comes President Taft's attorney gen eral, has had the reputation of being one of the ablest lawyers In New York city. Born In Pittsburg In 1858, he studied civil engineering in Lehigh university and in 1880 graduated from the law school of the University of Pennsylvania. For two years he prac ticed law in Philadelphia. In 1884 he became associated with the law firm of Strong & Cadwalladare, to which Henry W. Taft, brother of the presi dent, belongs. -ii-ni-i.ii.iuij-- .1 Hint for the Talkative. There is much to be said for silence. If the majority of people could be made to exercise themselves regularly in restraint of the tongue the general business of this planet would be con siderably expedited.—Pall Mall Ga sette. As Wa 8ow, Wa Reap. Man is the artificer of his own hap. plness. Let him beware how he com plains of the disposition of circum stances, for it is his own disposition he blames.—Henry D. Thoreau. *. -^i^Sw„-3r^Ji*ft4&i?&^'*, S^SU&«J66<^kS^y* 5? NEW S in FIRE AT WORTHINGTON. Worthington The Worthington Real Estate company's building, the first brick building erected in this place, was burned, the fire starting from an overheated stove in the shoe store of Loren Clark. The Workmen had lodge rooms on the second floor and lost all their fixtures and para phernalia. Clark's loss on his goods was $12,000 and he had insurance of $6,000. Nelson's restaurant was dam aged to the extent of $1,000, the in surance being $500. The insurance on the building was but $3,000 and the total loss caused by the fire is esti mated at close to $25,000. The burn ed structure will be replaced with a bigger and better building. CELEBRATES 100TH BIRTHDAY. AVinona—James Hogan, who makes his home with his son, James Hogan, Jr.. of Homer Ridge, celebrated t'ie iOt'th anniversary of his birth. T\Ir. Hogan has been a cripple from lheu matism for the past 20 jears. and his sight and hearing are impaired. AP a result of the marriage of Mr. and Mrs. Hogan 13 children were oorn, ot whom four are now Ining, these be ing Mr* Kate Green of Komer. Mrs. Anna Nunn of St. Paul, Thomas Ho gan of South Dakota, and James Ho gan. Jr., of Komer Ridge. Twenty eight grandchildren were born, of whom seven ha\e died. There are 30 great-grandchildren. CAPT. TAPPER DEAD. Villarc—Captain John Tapper, pio neer ferrjman of Minneapolis, is dead. After a long illness the end came yesterday at the home of his son, Frank Tapper. The infirmities of old age led to his gradual decline In health, a decay which was marked ly noticeable in the last jear. At va rious times since he retired from ac tive work Captain Tapper has beea in Minneapolis for extended Msits. Connected so closely with the early days of the city, both as a ferryman and toll keeper on the old suspension bridge, he has been a familiar ac quaintance of all the old settlers. SUES THE OMAHA FOR $15,000. Mankato—Thomas L. Bastow of Owatonna has started an action in the federal court in this city to re cover $15,000 for injuries alleged to have been sustained in a wreck at Cumberland, Wis., last August. The Omaha road is the defendant. The complaint alleges that Bastow was a passenger, and that through the neg ligence of the company the train was derailed and his hip and several ribs were broken, and all of his front teeth knocked out. NEWS NOTES. Rochester—John Dick, a pioneer resident of the county, died here. He was 84 years of age. Hastings—John Wilscheck commit ted suicide at his home on East Fourtn street by banging himself to a beam in his barn. Hastings—The residence of Mr. and Mrs. L. P. Husting burned and their daughter, Eva, aged 2\: jears, perish ed in the ruins. St. Cloud, Minn., March 6.—Mrs. Xavier Braun. familiarly known as "Grandma Braun," of this city, cele brated her ninetieth birthday. Duluth—Yousiff Mahmout wrestled for an hour with Fred Beell without securing a fall. The bout was evi dently a frameup and the crowd of 1,000 was sore. Mankato—A. H. Fowler, a promi nent resident, died of apoplexy in the basement of his residence. He was city assessor and a member of the board of public works. St. Cloud—The St. Cloud Street Car company will extend this season to the Sauk river at Waite Park, then south to take in the seven granite Shops along the Osseo track. Hastings—John E. Cooke of Lake ville was arraigned upon a charge of shooting at his wife, the hearing be ing adjourned until March 13. Cooke, as will be remembered, also fired a bullet into his own head, and in con sequence is in a critical condition. Minneapolis.—"The Smart Set," one of the best colored organizations in the country, will be seen at the Bijou Opera House, Minneapolis, the week of March 14th, offering some thing out of the ordinary in the amusement line. It is a comedy drama wedded to sweet music of the infectious, jingling kind, and is called "The Black Politician." Mankato—Rev. Nels Simon Hagger ness died, aged 64 years, leaving a wife, three sons and one daughter. Death was due to a stroke of apoplexy. He was born in Norway, but came to America 37 years ago, and at once en tered Augsburg seminary, graduating two years later. He filled the pulpits of the Norwegian Luthern churches at St. Peter and Mankato for some j-«»arr and organized several churches in southern Minnesota. Winona—J. N. Adee, superintendent of the public schools at Batavia, 111., was elected by the Winona board of education as superintendent of the Winona schools succeeding Charles R. Frazier, who recently resigned to take a position as assistant state superin tendent of public instruction. Hastings—The explosion of a kitch en stove in the home of Louis Hust ing, a nursery salesman, burned his 4-month8-old son to death, injured his 2-year-old daughter, Eva, so that she died, and seriously burned his wife, who struggled to rescue the children. Okabena—Wednesday, as the big snow plow on the Milwaukee road was going west, Ralph Clover of Jackson, a shoveler, was struck by the plow and instantly killed. His neck, both legs and one arm were broken. He was 54 years of age. An inquest ex* onerated the railway company. St. Cloud—Representative Lind bergh has appointed Albert Hammer ell and Nathaniel K. Quickstad, both of St. Cloud, Minn., as cadets to An* napolis. Both are principals. He has also appointed F. A. Cummins of Cass Lake as cadet to West Point. lEWSeFSCMDIMMM.. NORWAY. It will take about three months to repair the Fram end make it ready' for Capt Roald Amundsen's next north pole expedition. The Norwegians seem to have out done the world in celebrating the birthday of Charles Darwin. The great founder of the evolution theory has obtained a very strong footing in Norway, and practically all the news papers and periodicals of the country united in paying homage to him on his one-hundredth birthday. From all the chairs of the institutions oi learning his name was mentioned with thanks. His name was not heard in the churches but on the other hand no objection was made to the un stinted and vniversal praise cf the great re*olutiorist in the scientific •ftorld. The celebratiou connected ith the university was tho »eerest of all. Prof. W. C. Brogger. piesidenr or tne university, introduced the pro gram with a few remarks about th? triumph of the theory of e\ elmion in Norway. Thirty years ago, he said, tne vord '"Darwinist" wa* employed as an epithet of abuse, an "evolution ist" had made himself unworthy of general respect. What a change in those thirt jears! A man v.ho re jects Darwinism is "looked upon as an impossibil.u" in our day. Prof. Schruncr next took charge of the pro gram. The lights were shut off, and a life-sie picture of the great nat uralist was thrown upon a screen. This was foHowed by a ghastly array of prehistoric beings which are sup posed to have led up to animal life as we see it around us. The hall was crowded, still there was absolute si lence as the uncouth animals of the different geological periods passed across the screen A reporter states that "particularly impress-he vas the transition from the semi-ape to ape man." When this uiiiqi'p stance was over Prof. Schreiner "rose nnd ex plained what we have lost and what we have gained by the development into man." A movement has just been started to organize a new political party in Norway. About a year ago twenty four Leftist members of the storting were shut out from the Leftist union because they were opposed to the rad ical wing of the party, which, never theless, was strong enough to over throw the Lovland cabinet and put the present (Knudsen) cabinet into power. Now those tabooed Leftist members of the storting and their sympathizers are trying to organize a national party which is to follow the "golden midway" in Norwegian poli tics. At the head of the movement are found the most popular men in the country, as, for instance, ex-Pre mier Michelsen, Fridtjof Nansen, Ernst Sars, the historian, Konow. Arc tander, Abraham Berge, Ole Arvesen and a host of lesser lights. In the preliminary platform of the n^w i"arty. considerable stress is laid on rersonal liberty,—political, religious and social. It is also worthy of note that Lov land and Aarrestad are left out: Lov land, the leader of the languase re formers, and Aarrestad, the leader of the temperance people. It would seem that this may drive the latter group Into a crowd by themselves, and if this should happen the new party will have all the fighting that they can wish for. SWEDEN. The Riks bank has reduced the rate of discount from 5 to 4 per cent. W. Liebgott of Malmo has invented an apparatus for catching seals alive. The Separator Manufacturing com pany of Stockholm cut dow the work ing hours from ten to eight about six months ago because there was such a large stock on hand. Now the pros pects are better, and the time has been extended from eight to ten houis, or from 46 to 57 hours a week. A remarkable contribution to the spelling reform movement will soon be published by Prof. Noren, a noted linguist. He has just finished a work in which he discusses the origin and meaning of the names of the rivers, cities and mountains of Sweden, and this will throw a side light on their spelling. Mr. Rhodin and Mr. Modin, two of the employes at Storjungfrun light house off Soderhamn, started to walk across the Ice to Soderhamn. The sheet of ice extended as far as they could see, but it was thin and brittle. When they had walked about one and a half (English) miles they realized that they were in danger, and re turned the same way. But a few sec onds lated they bothtoetaohrdletafwy onds later they both broke through the Ice. They were seen by people at Vallvlk, but it was impossible to reach them from that quarter. The two men fought desperately for their lives, but the cold water soon put an end to their efforts, and they both dis appeared in tbe water. It is custom ary to carry long stakes made for the purpose when tbe ice is dangerous ly thin, but the victims had not taken the precaution to carry any such ap pliances. The managers of the jubilee fund of King Oscar II have proposed new buildings* at the1 Osterisen tubercu losis sanatorium. One of. the build iners is to be an addition to the old edifice, and the other is to be a pa villion for the accommodation of ten such patients. The proposed improve ments will cost over |200,000. The board of aldeftnen of Stock holm have come to the conclusion that the city will have to borrow about $13,000,000 in order to be able to make the necessary public improve ments. Sweden exports large quantities of butter to England, and Swedish but ter is a well known article of food in Manchester. But the Danes were there long before the Swedes, and it takes time before the Swedish goods get the full credit which they deserve. Many German mine owners are in favor of putting an Import duty on Iron ore. This would hit the Swedish Iron ore Interests rather hard. The reduction of the tariff on wine was vigorously opposed by all the tem perance forces of Sweden, but all in vain.