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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 protected] Texas
steers, [email protected] western steers,
$4 00®7 40 stackers and feeders,
$2.10@5 65 cows and heifers, $3.10@
5.15 calves, [email protected].
Hogs—Steady light, [email protected]
mixed, [email protected] heavy, [email protected]
rough, [email protected] good to choice
heavy, [email protected] pigs, [email protected]
bulk, [email protected].
Sheep Market steady native,
[email protected] western, $3@5 yearlings,
[email protected] lambs, native, $5.25®
7.75 western, [email protected].
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

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