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Willmar Tribune. By The Tribune Printing Co. WILLMAR, MINN. NEWSOFIIWEEK III CONDENSED FORM RECORD OF MOST IMPORTANT EVENTS TOLD IN BRIEFEST MANNER POSSIBLE. AT HOME AND ABROAD Happenings That Are Making History —Information Gathered from All Quarters of the Globe and Given in a Few Lines. PERSONAL. Mrs. Rose Pastor Stokes, the settle ment worker, has promised to aid the striking shirtwaist makers in New York. She says the girls were paid "miserable wages." John G. A. Leishman, the newly ap pointed American ambassador to Italy, has arrived at Rome. Mrs. John Wright Hunt, wife of the turpentine king, who eloped with Prince Alexander, a cousin Of the czar, returned to New York without the prince and was welcomed by her father. Adelbert Babcock of Brook field. N. Y. Dr. Frederick A. Cook Is seeking needed rest in the vicinity of New York, but the place where he is stop ping is guarded with great secrecy. Some of his friends express great con cern for his health, fearing a nervous breakdown. James M. Green of Trenton, N. J., was elected president of the Associa tion of Colleges and Preparatory Schools at the twenty-third annual convention at Washington. J. Wilbur Chapman, the American evangelist, and Charles Alexander, the singer, who have just completed a tour of Australia and the orient, arrived at Victoria, B. C, on the steamer Em press of China. Mrs. W. F. Goodspeed and Miss Helen Deshler of Columbus, O., have arrived in New York after making a trip around the world unattended. They say a world trip is just as safe tcr women alone as goins irom one city to another. GENERAL NEWS. That Mrs. Jeanette Stewart Ford shot and tried to kill Edgar S. Cooke ot Chicago at New York several years ago is asserted by Prosecutor Henry Hunt ot Cincinnati, after an investiga tion in connection with the Warriner embezzlement case. Being upbraided for the late hours h- kept, Patrick J. Rafferty killed his wife at Brooklyn with a razor. Then be fractured bis mother-in-law's skull with a broomstick and cut his own throat. Both Rafferty and his mother in-law are near death. Secretary Dickinson, in his annual report, recommends to the president many sweeping changes and reforms in the army, including the centraliza tion ot troops in torts erected adja cent to the principal cities of the Uni ted States, the abolishment of the Roosevelt physical tests for officers and governmental control of wireless telegraphy. A man, believed to be insane, shot and seriously wounded Gen. Verand on the steps of the Hotel Continental, Pans, just after President Fallieres had left King Manuel of Portugal upon whom he had been calling. It is officially reported at Bluefields, Nicaragua, that President Zelaya is willing to resign and leave the selec tion of his successor to congress. The proposition is absurd, for the reason that congress in reality does not exist and his statement is regarded as rterely another instance of Central American diplomacy. One human being is killed every hour and one injured every ten min utes of the day on American railroads, according to a statement of W. L. Park, general superintendent of the Union Pacific Railroad Company, at the annual meeting of the New York and New England Association of Rail way Surgeons Under a writ of habeas corpus Min nie Sprong of Fresno, Cal, recovered her tour ear old daughter, Ruth, held by Mr and IVfis Frank Holland for debt The Holland couple claimed $50 for caie ot the girl. Judge Church said the holding of a child under Hen or chattel mortgage is not to be con sidered in a civilized community. It is uiged by the post-office depart ment at Washington in an official cir cular that persons who contemplate mailing Chnstmas packages tor deliv er} in liual communities post them as early as possible to avoid conges tion and delaj at post offices supply, mg earners on rural routes. Hearing ot testimony offered by the respondent in the ouster suit of the attorney general of Missouri against the International Harvester Company of America was resumed at Jefferson City, Mo About fifty witnesses, all agents cr dealers from the northern half of the state, were present. Tribute to the memory of the late Gov. John A. Johnson of Minnesota uas paid by President Taft, Gov. Hughes, former United States Sen ator Charles A Towne and others at a meeting in New York city under the auspices of the American-Scandina vian society. When an auto struck a street car squarely in the side in Portland. Ore., Mrs. A. J. Olds of Weiser, Idaho, had her skull fractured. She is not ex pected to live. Coroner Malm has beguu an Inquiry into the causes or the St. Paul mine disaster at Cherry, III. Walter Wellman, in a statement issued at Washington, analyzes the claims of Commander Robert E. Peary and Dr. Frederick A. Cook and declares that of the former is "cred ible in every particular," but stamps that of Cook as a "self-evident and deliberate imposition." The National Society for the Pro motion of Industrial Education met in annual session in Milwaukee, dele gates from more than twenty states being present. Eminent educators dis cussed every phase of trade and cor poration schools. One of the Cherry mine survivors testified before the coroner's jury that the officials of the St. Paul mine were responsible for at least half of the lives lost in the disaster, as the men were permitted to continue at work for more than half an hour after the fire was discovered without being warned of the danger. The severance of the Rock Island and Frisco railroads, which were merged in 2903, has been officially con summated. H. U. Mudge was elected president of the Rock Island and B. L. Winchell president of the Frisco sys tem. In the trial of James F. Bendernagel and five other former employes of the American Sugar Refining Company on the charge of defrauding the govern ment by underweights, testimony was adduced showing that every ton of sugar was 13 pounds short of weight and the government stood to lose the duty on 5.880 pounds every hour. Every line of industry in the north west dependent on the movement of supplies is seriously affected by the strike of the railroad switchmen. Al ready 12.000 men are idle and others will soon be by the closing down of flour mills, mines and smelters. The United States has taken charge of Nicaragua, and marines have been landed on Zelaya's domain. Warships are in readiness for action and regular troops will he sent to the Central American country if it Is necessary. Secretary Knox has given the Nicara guan charge d'affaires at Washington his passports and in the letter notify ing him of the severance of diplomatic relations the secretary characterizes Zelaya's regime as "a blot upon the history of his country." Secretary Knox declares the ruler Is not only guilty of the murder of two American citizens, but that he has insulted the national honor of the United States by threatening the life of the Ameri can vice-consul, Caldera. While this does not necessarily mean war, the administration will see that American interests are protected. The govern ment has recognized the revolution ists of Nicaragua as belligerents and It is expected that this recognition will be the means of deposing Zelaya effectively. A temporary protectorate will be established over Nicaragua, the same as was done to Cuba. The season of heavy gold receipts at the United States assay office in Seattle ended with a total of $11,733, 489 for the six months beginning June 1. This Is a falling off of $5,775,141, compared with the same period in 1908. Combined resources of all the banks of the United States reach more than $21,000,000,000, or about one-fifth of the entire wealth of the country, according to special reports compiled for the use of the national monetary commission. In a pamphlet issued by the Ken tucky department of public instruc tion the startling fact is revealed that there are more children of legal school age out of the Kentucky schools than in them. Stricken with heart failure while leading in prayer, Mrs. Louis Tim bers, aged 66, an active church work er, died suddenly at a revival meeting at Oakwood, O. Representatives of the Illinois Manu facturers' association presented Presi dent Taft that organization's protest against the proposed federal corpora tion tax law. The National Association ot Live Stock Breeders and Raisers, at its con vention in Chicago, determined to ask congress for a large appropriation for the prevention and eradication of highly contagious animal diseases. Iowa's seventh annual corn exposi tion opened in Des Moines, with big crowds and excellent exhibits Sawyer Smith of Minerva, O., in formed the Cleveland police that he heard men in an alley at Alliance, O, plotting to either kill or kidnap John D. Rockefeller. On the strength of his story Forest Hill, Mr. Rockefeller's residence, was guarded during the night, and when the oil magnate left tor the east extra precautions were taken to insure him against any harm. Twenty-three hundred switchmen on 13 railroads between Lake Superloi and the Pacific coast have struck toi higher wages and netter conditions Unless the strike is speedily settled serious interruption In traffic is likely The Rock Island and Frisco rail roads have dissolved the merger that involved more than $500,000,000 and will operate separately hereafter. The English house of lords rejected the budget and have referred it to ths country tor its judgment on the meas ure. President Zelaya of Nicaragua has made overtures to Estrada, the revolu tionist, intimating that he would re tire irom the presidency and permit congress to choose his successor. Es trada promptly rejected the proffer and says he will fight the matter out. One miner was killed and 100 res cued with difficulty when gas exploded in a mine near Marion, ill. Mrs. Mary J. Wilhelm was placed on trial at Newark, N. J., charged with the murder of her husband. Nicholas S. Sica. indicted with her, will bo tried separately. John A. Bruce, a lumberman of Stra der. La., says 500.000.000 feet of lum ber was destroyed by recent tornadoes in the south. Fire in the $1,000,000 mansion of Howard Willetts at Gedney larm. near White Plains, N. Y.. did $100,000 dam age. According to the "blue book" toi 1909 370,000 persons are employed by the federal government. This is an increase of 20 per cent, as com pared with 1907. The Iowa Implement Dealers' asso elation met in its fourteenth annual session in Des Moines. David Simpson, a prominent and wealthy planter of Mint Hill, N. C, was shot and killed by Will Hartis. a neighbor. John Devery, homeless and friend less, died of hunger :n New Yon while on his way to a Salvation Aria Thanksgiving dinner. 616 LUMBEROUTPUT STATE FURNISHED ONE-THIRD OP COUNTRY'S WHITE PINE DURING 1903. ONE OF THE "BIG FIVE" STATES Wisconsin Is Second, With About 15 Per Cent.—Valuation of the Out put Falls Behind That of Last Year. Washington, D. C. Washington, Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas and Wisconsin, in the order named, consti tute the "big five" in producing the country's lumber supply, whose valua tion for last year runs far above that of the billion dollar mark. Texas, Michigan, Oregon, Minnesota and Pennsylvania rank after the first five states and others follow in de creasing amounts down to Utah, the lowest on the list, with Nevada and North Dakota, having little timbered area, not rated at all. While the total valuation of the pro duction of lumber, lath and shingle production reached $541,545,640, this is a decrease of 23 per cent under the pre* vious year's output. The mills re porting manufactured 33,224,369,000 board feet of lumber, valued at $510, 575,822, and 2,986,684,000 lath, valued at $6,791,328. Shingle makers turned out 12,106,483,000 shingles, valued at $24,178,490. Yellow Pine From South. The average value of lumber at the point of manufacture was $15.37 a thousand feet, $2.27 a thousand for lath and $2 a thousand for shingles. Yellow pine of the south, which has been far in the lead in the lumber production for more than a decade, more than maintained its supremacy last year, contributing slightly more than 33 per cent of the total cut from all kinds. Douglas fir of the northwest ranked second and white pine third. Oak and hemlock maintained their relative ranks, but showed decreases of 25 per cent each, and spruce drop ped 18 per cent. Louisiana was the heaviest producer of yellow pine lumber Texas, Missis sippi, Arkansas and Alabama followed. The state of Washington supplied more than three-fifths of the Douglas fir cut, while the bulk of the remain der came from Oregon. Minnesota produced about a third ot the white pine, followed by Wisconsin with about 15 per cent and New Hampshire third with 10 per cent. Oak lumber now centers in Ken tucky. SIX STEERS SEEK HONORS. Pride of Minnesota State Herds Sent To Chicago Show. St. Paul.—Comfortably placed In a special car with a private attendant, six head of blooded steers went out from the Minnesota Agricultural col lege to go on exhibition at the Inter national Live Stock show which opens in Chicago today. The animals are the pride of the University stock farm, and most of them already have rec ords of prizes and places won at simi lar exhibitions. They are in charge of H. C. Campbell, who will see that they are properly fed and handled up to the minute they go on the platform Chief in the herd is Grand Cham pion Eclipser, an Angus three-year-old steer which stood second at the na tional show last year, and which is fully expected by his backers to take away the blue ribbon this time. Dis closure, a Hereford, goes in the same class of the Hereford breed, and is a Minnesota bred animal with winning points. Two Shorthorn yeai lings, Juba and Prince Rollan, are to be entered in the younger class from Minnesota, with Undulata, an Angus yearling who stood first in his class last year. Bar barian, another Angus calf closes the list. He is expected to be a •inner in the youngest class at the show. Prof. Haeker, head of the livestock department, went to Chicago yester day, and will take charge of the Stu dent's judging contest, which is the first event on the show program. Prof. Boss and Instiuotor Gaumnitz leave today and expect to study the best stock in the wcild. M'GOVERN IS ON ALL-AMERICAN. Washington, D. C—Johnny McGov ern, the Minnesota quarterback, is given a place on the All-American foot ball team selected by the Washington Herald. The Herald says of McGovern: "Howe of Yale, O'Flaherty of Har vard and Bergin of Princeton are only of mediocre caliber. Sprackling of Brown is a good man, and Vooris of Pennsylvania State has also shown marked skill in handling his team, but from se\eral who knew football and have seen McGovern play, it is stated that the Minnesota quarter has some thing on all the Eastern lads." GOPHER BANQUET IN CHICAGO. Minnesota Society Will Hold Second Annual Dinner Thursday. Chicago, Illinois.—The second an nual banquet of the Minnesota Society of Chicago will be given Thursday evening in the Grand Pacific hotel, Chicago Addresses will be made by prominent men of the state and a musical program has been arranged, with the Irish Choral society, Chicago, taking part. MAN MURDERS HIS HOST. Eveleth. While engaged in set tling his board bill of $22.50 with Louis Grilla at Gilbert, Agabito Fuciarile stepped around the table and, pulling his landlord's head back slashed his throat from ear to ear with a razor. Grilla died 20 minutes later. The slayer, following the deed, ran upstairs and hid under some bed cloth ing, where he waa found by the vil lage police. He was arrested and brought to Eveleth for safe keeoina. N. Y. QOPHER3 TO BANQUET. ________ Real Stars Will Be Set On Roof of Waldorf-Astoria. New York, N. Y. The annual dinner of the Minnesota society of New York will be held on the even ing of Dec. 18 at the Waldorf-Astoria. Already the sun parlor has been re served for the occasion, but should the number of those who signify their intention of being present exceed 100, the main banquet hall of the hotel will be used. The sun parlor is on the roof of the great hostelry. It is a large glass room and should the an nual banquet of the society be spread in it, the diners will feast under the stars of heaven, with the glimmering lights of the city in full view below them. Timothy E. Byrnes, fourth vice-presi dent of the New York, New Haven and Hart%rd railroad, is the president of the society this year and he is making a strenuous effort to secure a record breaking attendance at the dinner. He has sworn that he will fetch Senator Knute Nelson from Washington and he has announced that already Represen tative Tawney of Winona has signified his intention of accepting an invitation to the dinner. Three railway presidents at least will be among the diners on the 18th of next month. They are President Mellen of the New York, New Haven and Hartford railroad President Un derwood of the Erie and President Winter of the Brooklyn Rapid Transit It is expected, too, that James J. Hill, chairman of the board of the Great Northern railroad, will also be present. Among the speakers will be such well known orators as ex-Senator Charles A. Towne, Rev. John Wesiey Hill of the Metropolitan Temple, form erly pastor of Fowler Methodist Epis copal church of Minneapolis Dr. Dav id James Burrell of the Marble Col legiate church, formerly pastor of Westminster Presbyterian church of Minneapolis, and Dr. Albert Shaw, edi tor of the Review of Reviews, form erly of The Minneapolis Tribune. The Minnesota society is made up of men who are now in the forefront of the financial, railroad and profes sional world in this city, and conse quently of the country, and its annual banquet always attracts widespread attention. The date this year has been set with a view to accommodating residents of Minnesota who may happen to be in New York the week before Christmas to do their holiday shopping and all those who are now intending to visit the metropolis during that week are invited to communicate with the treas urer of the society, W. R. Richards, so that invitations may be sent them. The officers of the society are Tim othy E. Byrnes, president Henry Ingersoll, secretary \V. B. Richards of 43 Wall Street, treasurer, and John Henry Hammond, F. W. M. Cutcheon, Cande Hamlin and A. B. Stickney, vice presidents. BEMIDJI MARSHAL IS SHOT. Was Attempting to Arrest Highway man. Bemidji.—An unknown highwayman was killed and Deputy Sheriff Andrew Johnson, of this city, dangerously wounded in a desperate battle 11 miles from this city. Two highwaymen entered the store owned by B. Laqua, at Puposky, a town 17 miles northwest of here, at 2:30 in the morning and attempted to blow the safe. The noise awoke Mr. Laqua, the proprietor, who grabbed a shotgun and fired two shots at the robbers. They exchanged the shot* but none took effect. The robbers then ran and stole a speeder from the Red Lake railway company and es caped in the direction of Bemidji. Mr. Laqua notified Deputy Johnson of this city and he, in company with Allan Benner, hurried to the overhead bridge, one mile outside of the city limits and waited for the men to ap pear They had not long to wait for in five minutes the two highwaymen appear ed. Johnson ordered the men to hold up their hands, but in response to this was shot at by one of them The shot entered his left shoulder, passed through his lung and came out of nib left side. Brenner then fired at the robbers, hitting and instantly killing one. The dead robber is believed to be a lumberjack known here as Jim Smith who has been working in this vicinity for the past three years. He was shot in the head, death being instantan eous. The other lobber escaped but posses are scouring the woods for him. He has been traced to the Wil ton camp three miles from Bemidji and his caputure is expected soon. 'TRUST BUSTER" GOES EAST. Frank B. Kellogg Follows Standard Oil Case to Capital. St. Paul.—Frank B. Kellogg, at. torney for the government in the recent Standard Oil prosecution, has gone to Washington to confer with the attorney general and with the president relative to the famous Stan dard Oil case. Norwegians at Barnesville. Barnesville —The city of Barnesville city witnessed one of the largest Nor wegian gatherings ever held in this part of the state, it being the meeting place of the Young People's Associa tion of the Norwegian church. Fully 400 delegates were here Prominent speakers of the day were: Prof. O. E. Brandt, St. Paul Revs. Ylisaker and Ristad, Fergus Falls Jacobson, Fargo Seuamnen, Detroit and N. B. Hanson, Barnesville. A concert was held in the evening and was the big event of the meeting. Ex-Mayor Reiter In Limelight. Rochester.—Ex-Mayor Julius J. Reit er has once again entered the arena of city politics in Rochester. At a meeting of the Commercial club call ed to discuss the electric light situa tion, Mr. Reiter openly criticized the city council for the high tax rate levied by them and challenged any member of the aldermanic body to a public debate, at which time Reiter claimed he would prove the tax levy was more than was necessary to meet city expenses. The challenge has not been accepted. ARE READY FORWAR TRANSPORT LEAVES THE PHILA DELPHIA NAVY YARD WITH 700 MEN ABOARD. ALBANY AND YORKTOWN SAIL Steamer Carries 800,000 Rounds of Ammunition, Fields Pieces and Tents.—Uncle 8am Servers Relations with Republic. BULLETIN. Washington, D. C—The first step of the United States govern ment toward backing up the dee* laration made by Cecretary of State Knox regarding the Nicar aguan situation, was taken when the secretary of the navy sent urgent orders to the commanders of the cruiser Albany and the gun boat Yorktown, the two Amerl can warships which are now at Magdalena bay, lower California, to proceed forthwith to Corinto, the Pacific coast port of Nicara gua, nearest to the capital of that country. Philadelphia.—Seven Hundred mar ines equipped for any eventuality lett the Philadelphia navy yard on board the transport Prairie for the Panama canal zone or possibly Nicaragua. The Prairie, orginally scheduled to sail with 400 marines, had been ready to leave for nearly a week because of the Nicaraguan situation and or ders to get away immediately had been expected every day. Besides taking marines the Prarie carried two field pieces, 800,000 rounds of amunition and tents and other equipment for the men. SUGAR DOCUMENTS MISSING. Many Witnesses Have Also Disap peared. New York.—The government en countered a check in its prosecution of the American Sugar Refining com pany when in developed that docu mentary evidence and many witness es have disappeared. The missing documents were records kept by city weighers and neither the documents nor the men who kept them could be found. But although tally sheets were miss ing, the government was able to intro duce testimony showing that every scale on the Williamsburg docks of the company had been tampered with. Conrad Holler, a carpenter, testified to cutting out a portion of the wooden stanchion of No. 1 scales. Through the hole thus cut, the government contends, was operated the steel spring which manipulated the weights records on the beam. NEW BRIDGES FOR MINNEAPOLIS. Authority for Construction of Three to Be Asked. Washington.—Bills authorizing three bridges in Minneapolis has been pre pared by Congressman Nye and will be introduced in the house. One Is that to replace the present Plymouth avenue structure. Another is to be constructed across the river at Third avenue south, and the third is to cross the river at Twentieth avenue south. Who Gets Big Meat Profits? Chicago, Illinois.—Retail meat deal ers in Chicago take issue with the figure published by the department of agriculture showing that they were charging profits of 46 per cent. Most of them declared that if they could make 10 per cent, for a year or two they would retire from business. They were ready to blame the packer, the farmer or any one else, but as serted that the poor retailer was hav ing a hard time to make a living. Many Horses Were Sold. Lexington, Kentucky.—The tenth annual sale of thoroughbreds in Lex ington 436 horses were disposed of bringing an average of $220. The last day's sale totaled 139 horses which brought $25,770. MARKET REPORT. Chicago Live Stock. Chicago, Dec. 3. Cattle—Market steady beeves, $email@example.com Texas steers, $firstname.lastname@example.org western steers, $4 00®7 40 stackers and feeders, $2.10@5 65 cows and heifers, $3.10@ 5.15 calves, $email@example.com. Hogs—Steady light, $firstname.lastname@example.org mixed, $email@example.com heavy, $firstname.lastname@example.org rough, $email@example.com good to choice heavy, $firstname.lastname@example.org pigs, $email@example.com bulk, $firstname.lastname@example.org. Sheep Market steady native, $email@example.com western, $3@5 yearlings, $firstname.lastname@example.org lambs, native, $5.25® 7.75 western, $email@example.com. Twin City Markets. Minneapolis, Dec. 3.—Wheat, Dec, $1.05 May, $1.05% No. 1 northern, $106% No. 2 northern, $1.04% dur um, No. 1, 88%c. Corn—No. 3, 57^c. Oats—No. 3 white, 38%c. Rye—No. 2, 70%c. Barley—62c. Flax—No. 1, $5.80%. Duluth, Dec. 3—No. 1 northern, $1.07 Dec, $1.03% May, $105%. South St. Paul, Dec. 3.—Catt'e- Steersr, $5 00fo$6.75 cows, fair, $3.25 @4.25 calves, $3.50@$5.50. Hogs, $7.80@$7.85 sheep, yearlings, $5.25® $5.75 lambs, $5.00@$6 60. DULUTH SENDS $400 MORE. Only $1,500 More Needed for the De sired $25,000. Duluth.—Only $1,500 is necessary to bring the John Albert Johnson mem orial fund up to the desired $25,000. The total received by Treasurer Nel son amounts to $23,501.20. Duluth sent in the largest check. It amounted to $400, making a total of over $2,000 contributed from this town alone. It is desired to complete the fund this week. Helsingfors, Nov. 17.—At an all ight session, concluding today, the Finnish landtdag rejected the govern ment bill providing for Finland's con tribution to the Russian military ap propriation. A resolution was adopted requesting the emperor to reintroduce the measure in a constitutional form The dissolution of the landtdag is ex pected. SWEDEN. Modern refrigerators will be run on the government railways next sum mer. The output of the coal mines of Skane in 1908 was 305,206 tons of coal, which had a value of about $700,0ov. A Swedish and a Danish company that have been trading in South Af rica have made a combine as far as that trade is concerned. It is estimated that the expenses of the educational congress which is to take place in Sweden next year win cost Sweden about $15,000. The na tional government is expected to con tribute $4,000, the city of Stockholm at least $1,000, and the balance will be raised by admission fees, etc., at the congress. The white plague has wiped out a whole family in the course of a few years in a Skane village. There were six children in all. Five of them have died of consumption, and the last one is apt to succumb to the same disease any day. Their father is still alive, and upon him the dread bacilli seem to make no impression. Rev. G. Selander, pastor of the Sodra Ving parish, reported to the bishop at Skara that the temperance people of his neighborhood are in the habit of dancing. When pressed for an explanation he said that he had no objection to the dances given by the Blue Ribbon societies, because they were carrying on their work according to Christian principles. A farmer in Sodra Dal could not do his necessary fall work without using a part of the night. Much of the work was of such a nature that he could use artificial light. Plowing seemed to be an exception. But he construct ed a special lantern which he at tached to the plow, and then his neigh bors could enjoy the strange sight of a man plowing by lantern light. The prices of all kinds of bread are so high in Stockholm that a commit tee made a thoro study of that sub ject, and from its report it appears that the prices of bread in different cities and countries of northern Eur ope are as follows: Wheat bread, in Malmo, 5 cents a pound in Stock holm, almost 7 cents in Belgium, a little over 3 cents in England, 3 cents in France, about three and a quarter cents in Russia, about four and a half cents in Germany, a trifle more than in Russia and in Austria, about the same as in France. The prices of rye bread are as fol lows: in Malmo, about 3.5 cents a pound In Stockholm, about 5.5 cents in Copenhagen, 2 cents in Kristiania, half as much as in Stockholm, in Russia, a little over one and a half cents in Germany, a trifle less than In Malmo and in Austria. *ust twice as much as in Russia. A man and his wife came to bn koping to take the Heby train into the country. But the woman took sick, and the couple failed to get a lodg ing for the night in the city, because they did not think of speaking to the police or some one else whose duty it would have been to assist them. They finally went into a shed at the outskirts of the city, and there the woman gave birth to a child. At five o'clock the next morning she picked up her newborn babe and walked to the railway station with it. Here she had to sit down and wait outside until the waiting room was opened. Her husband came too late for the tram, and both of them had to remain in the city. Now the woman and her child were taken to the police station, where a doctor tended to them. In spite of the unfavorable conditions under which the childbirth took place, and the hardships which the mother had to endure afterwards, both she and the little one stood the strain so well that they could take the train the next day. The Swedish royal automobile club and the Swedish aeronautical society have elected a joint "aero-auto com mittee" for the advancement of aerial navigation. The committee has al ready received twenty different mod els for airships, and all of them were invented by Swedes. The reports of the employment bu reaus of Gothenburg show that the demand for farm laborers and uo mestics is greater than the supply, but in the other branches the supply ex ceeds the demand by hundreds, and even thousands of applications. SCANDINAVIAN NEWS Principal Events Gathered In the Old Scandinavian Countries FINLAND. Helsingfors, Nov. 20.—Orders were received here today from St. Peters burg for the immediate erection thru out Finland of Russian barracks to accommodate the horde of Cossacks that have poured over the border to insure the subjugation of Finland. The Finns have resigned themselves to a period of heavy oppression, but throughout the country there is appar ent a determination to make a fight against the Cossacks, thousands of whom are still being sent from vari ous garrison towns in Russia. The export of butter and eggs to England is increasing. A government official whose duty it is to advance the interests of the export trade states that the export of eggs would increase still faster if the Swedish exporters took greater pains to send only good eggs. Geese are cheaper in southern Swe den than they have been for years past. The price of dressed geese raised In Sweden is about 20 cents a pound, and geese imported from Pom mem may be had for about 17 cents a ptunA. On the occasion of King Edward's birthday, Sven Hedin was made com mander of the order of the Indian Empire. Mrs. Pihlgren, the oldest member of the Swedish colony in Copenhagen, has just celebrated her ninetieth birtL day, and many of the other members of the colony paid their respects to her on this occasion. There are about 17,000 Swedes in the Danish cap'tal. The Prohibitionists of Sweden are crowding their work so energetically that high and low alike will be forced to take sides. Bishop Billing, one of Sweden's most influential men, has already expressed himself on the at tempt of the Prohibitionists to have every person in the country sign a pe tition for or against prohibition. He is reported to have said that it is im pudent to intrude upon people as the Prohibition canvassers are doing lu this case. Indeed the church ought to work for temperance, but the riksdag can not identify temperance with pro hibition, was the opinion of the bish op. It ought to be mentioned that he is a member of the riksdag. NORWAY. No woman was elected as a mem ber of the next storting, and only one alternate, Miss Anna Rogstad, a pub lic school teacher in Kristiania. Sev eral women were regular candidates, but the women who cast votes did not iavor their own sex, while a majority of the men voted for candidates of their sex because they thought they were more able as lawgivers than women. Paris, Nov. 19.—The condition oi Bjornstjerne Bjornson is grave. He has been unable to receive the treat ment for arteriosclerosis for which he came to Paris. His son was sum moned to the bedside today. Dail bulletins describing tbe author's con dition are transmitted to the kings of Denmark and Norway. Accompan ied by members of his family, Bjorn son arrived here on Nov. 11 to under take a course of treatment, which it was hoped, would at least prolong his life. Mrs. Rev. Gjor, nee Nissen, died in Kristiania at the age of 74 years. She was born in Trondhjem, but spent the early days of her life in Hedemarken, where a lasting impression was made upon her mind by a religious revival which the people of that part of the country experienced during the fifties. She devoted much of her time to church work. From her grandmother, who was a sister of Henrik Steffens, a noted man of letters, she inherited a literary taste, and she published a number of novels under the pen name "Margrethe." All her literary works are carried by a strong religious un dercurrent. While Kristian Mortensen Lerkjoa and wife were out fishing at Malan gen a whale suddenly rose on one side of the boat and ran over it to the other side, striking Mr. Lerkjos and knocking him into the sea. As the whale went down he took the boat and Mrs. Lerkjos with him. She had presence of mind enough to cling to the boat, which soon came to the sur face again. Her husband also man aged to get to the boat. But the boat was too small to carry the weight oi both of them. The boat turned around several times, and the couple were on the point of giving up the battle for life in despair when some otlier fish ermen came to their rescue. It is several years since two Norwe gians who had been in the Klondyke went to Finmaiken to dig gold At first it did not pay but they kept on year after year, and last summer thejj struck a place at Storfos, Karasjok, where they were more successful Several men spent two and a halt months washing gold dust, and they cleared a little over $2.50 a day each The largest gold nugget found weighed a little over six grains, and had a value of about four dollars. This proves that gold digging may be made a paying occupation in Kaiasjok, and the owners of the claim at Storfos in tend to keep a number of men at A\ork both night and day next summer. At the Enebak parsonage is a tenant farmer who ought to give Theodore Roosevelt some pointers with regard to the anti-race-suicide propoganda. The man in question is seventy-four years old, and he has just been made the happy father of his twenty-sixth child. As might be expected, he is not rich, and he wrote a letter straight to the king, telling his ma jesty that a little aid would come very handy, "for," he said, "1 have had fifteen children by my first wife and eleven by the second, making twenty-six new subjects in all." The king agreed with him to a dot. and arrangements were at once made to have the twenty six children supplied with complete winter suits. Paris, Nov. 22.—Bjornstjerne Bjorn son is dying, according to bulletins issued by his physicians today. Thi aged genius is hourly growing weaker, and is unable to take nourishment Bjornson came to Paris to be treated for arterial soristis, due mainly to his age, 77. His excessive weakness, however, prevented his being treated, and he has rapidly grown worse. Paris, Nov. 23.—A change for the better was reported last night in the condition of Bjornstjerne Bjornson, and some hope is now held for fur ther considerable improvement. The will of the late B. J. Just and wife, of Kristiania, provides that their estate, which is valued at $10,000, shall be distributed among a number of charitable institutions in Kristiania and Grimstad. The Socialists did not do so well aa they expected at the recent elections But those who ought to know what they are talking about claim that the Socialists will rule Norway in a few yeara. There was fairly good sleighing in Osterdalen as early as the fourth ol November. BALLIHGER TELLS OF YEAR'S WORK Report of the Secretary of the In terior Received. PROBLEM OF PUBLIC LANDS Development Through Private Enter prise Under National Supervision and Control Desired—Reclama tion Service Discussed. Washington, Nov. 2.' -The annual re port to the president of Richard A. Ballinger, secretary of the interior, was made public to-day, and makes interesting reading. The report cov ers a portion of the time under the ad ministration of James R. Garfield, and Mr. Ballinger gives him credit for his earnest and efficient services. Secretary Ballinger comments on the old public land statutes, and con tinues: "The liberal and rapid disposition of the public lands under these statutes and the lax methods of administration which for a long time prevailed nat urally provoked the feeling that the public domain was legitimate prey for the unscrupulous and that it was no crime to violate or circumvent the land laws. It is to be regretted that we, as a nation, were so tardy to real ize the importance of preventing so large a measure of our natural re sources passing into the hands of land pirates and speculators, with no view to development looking to the national welfare. Must Continue Prosecutions. "It may be safely said that millions of acres of timber and other lands have been unlawfully obtained, and it is also true that actions to recover such lands have in most instances long, since been barred by the statute of limitations. The principal awakening to our wasteful course came under your predecessor's administration. The bold and vigorous prosecutions of land frauds, through Secretaries Hitchcock and Garfield, have restored a salutary respect for the law, and the public mind has rapidly grasped the impor tance of safeguarding the further dis position of our natural resources in the public lands in the interest of the public good as against private greed. Notwithstanding this, It Is necessary to continue with utmost vigor, through all available sources, the securing of information of violations of the public land laws and to follow such viola tions with rigid prosecutions. Use Private Enterprise. "On this present policy of conserv ing the natural resources of the pub lic domain, while development is the key-note, the best thought of the day is not that development shall be by na tional agencies, but that wise utiliza tion shall be secured through private enterprise under national supervision and control. Therefore, if material progress is to be made in securing the best use of our remaining public lands, congress must be called upon to enact remedial legislation." Mr. Ballinger then gives in detail his recommendations for the classifi cation of public lands, and the fea tures of a measure which he advises for the direction of the disposal of wa ter-power sites. The Reclamation Service. Concerning the reclamation service the report says in part: "In view of the importance of a speedy completion of existing projects and their proper extension, and of the necessity in 1912 of an adjustment be' tween the states by which the major portion of the funds arising from the sale of public lands within each state and territory shall have been ex pended so far as practicable within such state or territory, and in view of the importance of making a bene' ficial use of waters already ap propriated or capable of appropria tion to which rights may be lost for nonuse, I believe an urgent ap peal should be made to congress to authorize the issuance of certificates of indebtedness, or of bonds against the reclamation fund, to an aggregate of not exceeding $30,000,000, or so much thereof as may be needed." Energetic reorganization of the In dian bureau is in progress, says Mr. Ballinger, and he recommends that the Indian warehouses at New York, Chicago, Omaha, St. Louis and San Francisco be closed as soon as pos sible. A more advanced policy re specting the maintenance, improve ment and operation of the Yellow stone and Yosemite national parks is urged on the government. Contracts Made on Feast Days. The fixed date for Easter is prob ably a matter of little concern in the United States, but of great impor tance in continental Europe, where rent and other contracts are written on such feast days rather than at New Year's or the 1st of May. On Maneuvers. Army Service Corps N. C. O. in charge of forage (to officer's groom who has come for extra rations for a horse)—"Have you brought a requisi tion?" Groom—"No. Ain't got none with us, but I've brought a bucket."— Punch. Good for Something. Subbubs—"What do Jrou intend to do with that lot you bought in Swamp hurst?" Commute—"I am thinking of making a fishing preserve of it"— Brooklyn Life. Horrible Contingency Averted. A man in Park avenue deserted hla bride after four days because she called on him to button her shoes. We shudder to think what might have hap pened had she asked him to button her dress.—New York Herald. In the Potion 8eene. First Young Thing (at the play)— "What do you think Juliet is thinking of now, as she lies there asleep from tbe effects of tbe drug?" Second Young Thing—"Hoping she doeist