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-f~ Willmar Tribune. By The Tribune Printing Co. WILLMAR. MINN. NEWSOFAWEEKIN RECORD OP MOST IMPORTANT EVENTS TOLD IN BRIEFEST MANNER POSSIBLE. AT HOME AND ABROAD Happenings That Are Making History —Information Gathered From Ail Quarters of the Globe and Given in a Few Lines. Washington Secretary MacVeagh invited popu lar subscriptions to a $50,000,000 Issue of government bonds to reimburse tbe treasury general fund lor expenditure on account of the Panama canal. The government's announced intention is to give preference to small bidders. Postmaster General Hitchcock has designated 47 additional savings de positories, making a total of 176 that have been created to date. The offices named will be made ready to receive deposits on Monday, June 12. Work will begin immediately on the construction of the new $1,000, 000 temple for the Scottish Rite Ma sons in Washington. President Taft will lay the corner stone in Octo ber. Domestic The general assemblies of the Pres byterian church and the Southern Presbyterian church met in annual session, the former in Atlantic City and the latter in Louisville, Ky. A drunken negro, recently released from Sing Sing prison, killed two white men, stabbed three other white men, two of them policemen, shot a fourth white man and a little girl, in a wild fight when a passenger on an elevated train at New York city at tacked the negro for smoking on the platform of the train. The ten Chicago meat packers un der indictment charged with violation of the Sherman anti trust law, won an opportunity to reopen their case. Judge Carpenter in the United States district court at Chicago granted them permission to file a motion for a re hearing on the demurrers to the in dictments. President Lynch of the typographi cal union has brought suit for $100, 000 damages against John Kirby and the Manufacturers' association for blaming the typographical union for the Los Angeles Times dynamiting. The principle of arbitration of prac tically all disputes between nations assumed vitality when Secretary of State Knox submitted to the British and French ambassadors the draft of a convention to serve as a basis of ne gotiations The fact that this move ment •would be inaugurated with France as well as Great Britain came as a surprise. The Helm committee reported to the Illinois state senate that in Its opinion Senator Lorimer's election could not have been brought about ex cept by bribery and corruption. No recommendations were made In the report for taking the matter to the United States senate and outside of the recital of the facts set forth there was no comment. The altar in St. Peter's Roman Catholic cathedral at Erie, Pa., was consecrated by Most Rev. Diomede Falconio, papal delegate to the United States, who celebrated pontifical high mass. The supreme court of the District of Columbia, on its own initiative, insti tuted proceedings for contempt against President Gompers, Vice-Pres ident Mitchell and Secretary Morrison of the American Federation of Labor. If adjudged guilty the men may be sentenced to imprisonment. The Supreme court of the United States set aside the sentences of im prisonment against President Samuel Gompers, Vice-President John Mitchell and Secretary Frank Morrison of the American Federation of Labor, im posed by the District of Columbia su preme court for contempt in the Bucks boycott case. The court decided that the officials had been erroneously sen tenced. George Dryer, son of a New York banker, revealed his identity to offi cers of a boat at Seattle, Wash., on which he was working his way to Alaska, after it was rumored that he committed suicide, following his disap pearing from home. When swimming in Tippecanoe lake Bernard Minear and Morris Gary, high school pupils, were drowned at War saw, Ind. They had been missing and search for them resulted late at night in the finding of their bodies. John Ellerman, trusted employe of the Continental and Commercial Na tional bank, has fled from Chicago in the company, it is said of Miss Grace Frost, a trained nurse. Ellerman is alleged to have stolen more than Si 500 from the bank. By the will of Walter E. Duryea of New York, the crippled athlete and broker, the bulk of his fortune, esti mated at $2,500,000, goes to Miss Eleanor Peregrine, a trained nurse who acted as his housekeeper for the last twelve years of his life. Bishop Lawrence of Massachusetts preached the sermon at the service of the blessing of the $250,000 Protest ant Episcopal cathedral of St. Paul at Detroit, Mich., which was opened for public worship a few weeks ago. Former President Theodore Roose velt told about 1,000 New York clergy men that materialism and paganism are a serious meance to the welfare of the United States. He declared that men who blow up the buildings of capitalists at the behest of labor lead ers are murderers, and that unless something is done to remedy present conditions, the results will be dire. To decide the ownership between nations of $7,000,000 worth of property now on the American side of the Rio Grande river, in the southern section of El Paso, an international commis sion met at El Paso, Tex. Publishers, clergymen, professors, scientists and others signed a petition presented to congress asking for an inquiry into the manner in which C. Worcester has conducted his office as Philippine commissioner. The government won its case in the Supreme court of the United States against the Standard Oil company of New Jersey, it being held that it is a conspiracy and monopoly in restraint of trade. The decree of the lower court was affirmed, although the time for the combine's dissolution was ex tended from one to six months. Elgin, 111, and the entire country roundabout are aroused over the dis covery of the unidentified body of a woman four miles south of Elgin bru tally murdered, her skull battered in three places, her throat slashed and her clothing set on fire, resulting in the burning of her body. In going after a patient the Indian apolis city hospital ambulance was struck by a street car at East Tenth street, killing Dr. Andrew G. Cooper, an interne, and injuring Miss Gladys Freelund, a nurse. The wealth produced on farms of the United States was $8,926,000,000 during 1910, as estimated by the de partment of agriculture in a statement just issued. This is an Increase of $104,000,000 over 1909. An auction sale by the government of 2,000 tracts of unallotted land in the Seminole, Creek and Cherokee nations was begun at Wewoka, Okla. Not more than 160 acres will be sold to one person. James A. Patten, the Chicago bro ker, who has given $250,000 to aid in the fight against tuberculosis, was dealt a second blow by the scourge in the death of his son, Thomas Bever idge Patten, seventeen years old. The boy's uncle, George Patten, died last September of the same disease. The United Confederate Veterans and allied organizations opened their annual meetings in Little Rock, Ark. Personal Stuyvesant Fish, III., arrived in this world late Monday night at the house of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Stuy vesant Fish, Jr., in New York. The new arrival is a grandson of the for mer president of the Illinois Central railroad. It is reported that the engagement of Claude Grahame-White, the British aviator, and Pauline Chase, the actress, has been broken. After two years of life among the Bagobos, a little known Philippine tribe, Miss Laura Benedict of the staff of the American Museum of Natural History has returned to that institu tion with a collection of 2,100 speci mens illustrating the life and cus toms of the tribe. At the annual meeting of the Brit ish Iron and Steel institute in London the Carnegie research scholarship of $500 was awarded to R. M. Keeney of Colorado. Miss Emilie B. Grigsby, ward of the late Charles T. Yerkes, sailed to take up what is expected to be her per manent residence in London. Her magnificent home in New York has been virtually stripped of its art treas ures and wonderful furnishings. Foreign It was said at the home of Dowager Lady Decies in London that Lady Decies is making satisfactory prog ress toward recovery following the operation for appendicitis. Anna Besant, who has arrived in London from India, announces the im pending reincarnation of Christ. Reports that 5,000 persons are star ving on the Labrador coast are dis credited by Captain Kean of the steamer Home, which plies between Curling, N. F., and Battle Harbor, Lab rador. The terms which President Diaz is willing to grant in order to restore peace to Mexico constitute practically a complete surrender to the insur rectos. President Diaz and Vice-Pres ident Corral will resign before June 1 and a new election will be called within six months. The American Academy of Art in Rome has purchased the Villa Aurelia, on top of one of the historic hills near Rome, where American artists can work under the most favorable auspices. It Is reported in Mexico City that the government, by several arrests made, frustrated a plot to kidnap President Diaz and carry him in an automobile to Pachuca, 55 miles from that city, where the rebels are in con trol. Amendment to the Canadian copy right law, to affect American authors and publishers who are protected in Canada by only British copyright, was introduced in the house of com mons at Ottawa, Ont, by Minister of Agriculture Fisher. STANDARD OIL LOSES ITS CASE TOBEDISSOLVED U. S. SUPREME BENCH DECLARES CORPORATION ILLEGAL COM BINATION, MONOPOLIZING INTERSTATE COMMERCE. GUILTY OF VIOLATING SHERMAN ANTI-TRUST LAW Tremendous Struggles by the Govern ment Ends in Great Victory*— Six Months Given De fendants te Act. SUMMARY OF DECISION. In the Standard Oil Decision, the supreme court holds: That the Standard Oil Com pany is a monopoly in restraint of trade. That this giant corporation must be dissolved within six months. Corporations whose contracts are "not unreasonably restrictive" of competition are not affected. Other great corporations whose acts may be called into question will be dealt with according to the merits oftheir particular cases. A Washington, D. C. The Standard Oil company of New Jersey and its 19 subsidiary companies were declared by the supreme court of the United States to be a conspiracy and combination in restraint of trade. They also were held to be monopolizing interstate commerce in violation of the Sherman anti-trust law. The dissolution of the combination was ordered to take place within six months. Thus ended the tremendous struggle on the part of the government to put down by authority of law a combina tion which it asserted was a menace. At the same time the court inter preted the Sherman anti-trust law so as to limit its application to acts of "undue" restraint of trade and not soning of the court in arriving at its this point that the only discordant note was heard in the court. Justice Harlan's Contention. Justice Harlan dissented, asserting that cases already decided by the court had determined once for all that the words "undue" or "unreasonable" and similar words, were not in the statute. He declared that the rea soning fthe court in arriving at its finding was in effect legislation that belonged in every instance to con gress and not to the courts. The opinion of the court was an nounced by Chief Justice White. In printed form, it contained more than 20,000 words. Distinguished Audience Present. Before him sat a distinguished au dience of the most famous men of the country. Senators and representatives left their respective chambers in the capitol to listen to the epoch-making decision of the court. Most eager to hear were Attorney General Wicker sham and Frank B. Kellogg, special counsel of the government, who had conducted the great fight against the Standard Oil. None of the brilliant airay of counsel for the corporation or individual defendants were present. By far the greater portion of the opinion of the chief justice was de voted to the justification of the court In requiring that the "rule of rea son" be applied to restraints of trade beiore they were held to be violations ol the Sherman anti-trust law. The court found this justification in the common law of the forefathers and in the general law of the country at the time the Sherman anti-trust law was passed. This meaning of the words, according to the court, called for exercise of reasoning in determin ing what restraint on trade were pro hibited. Chief Justice Reviews Proceedings. Chief Justice White in his opinion first reviewed the preliminary pro ceedings in the case in the circuit court of the United States for the Eastern district of Missouri. He re stated the essential points in the bill of the government asking for the dis solution of the Standard Oil and the answer questioning the jurisdiction of the court and denying the claims of the government. He then came to tl* teguments as to the law and tho facts in tbe case, saying that out of the "jungles" of law and facts both sides were engaged only in one thing and that was that the determination of the controversy rested upon the proper construction -and application of the first and second sections of the anti-trust acts. The views of the two sides, as to the law, the chief justice said, were as wide apart as the poles. The same he said was true as to the facts. ENGLISH LUTHERANI8M PA8SE8. TWENTY-TWO ARE LOST. Denomination Merges with German Congregations in Missouri Synod. St. Louis, Mo. English Luther anism lost its identity as a distinct denomination, when the 80 congrega tions comprising this branch of the Missouri synod became merged with the 3,000 German congregations. Henceforth the English churches will comprise the first of 24 districts of the Lutheran church in the United Btates. HISTORY OF OIL TRUST. 1862—John D. Rockefeller start ed In the oil business with HMO 1886—Rockefeller became the owner of a refinery In Cleveland. 1870—Organization of Standard Oil Company of Ohio effected by Rockefeller and ethers. 1871—South Improvement Com* pany arranged for rebates from railroads. 1879—Organization of "Vilas Keith-Chester trust." 1882—Organization of socalled "Standard Oil trust." 1890—Passage of Sherman anti trust act. 1892—Resolution of "Standard OH trust." Reorganization of Standard Oil Company of NewJersey, as a hold ing company. 1892—Dissolution of "Standard cases. 1910—Circuit court in St. Louis decrees dissolution. 1910—Appeal made to the su pureme court. 1911—Supreme court orders dis solution. "Thus on the one hand with relent less pertinacity and minuteness of analysis," said the chief justice, "It Is insisted that the facts established that the assailed combination took its birth in a purpose to unlawfully ac quire wealth by oppressing the pub lic and destroying the just rights of others, and that its entire career ex emplifies an inexorable carrying out of such wrongful intents, since, it Is as serted, the pathway of the combination from the beginning of the time of the filing of the bill is marked with con stant proofs of wrong inflicted upon the public and is strewn with the wrecks resulting from crushing out, without regard to law, the individual rights of others. It is as serted that the existence of the prin cipal corporate defendant, the Stand ard Oil Company of New Jersey, with its vast accumulation of property, be cause of its potency for harm and the dangerous example which its contin ued existence affords, is an open and enduring menace to all freedom of trade and a by-word and reproach to all modern economic methods. "On the other hand, in a powerful analysis of the facts, it is insisted that they demonstrate that the origin and development of the vast business which the defendants control was but the result of lawful competitive meth ods, guided by economic genius of the highest order, sustained by courage, by a keen insight into the commercial sit uation resulting In the acquisition of great wealth, but at the same time serving to stimulate an increased pro duction, to widely extend the distribu tion of the products of petroleum at a cost largely below that which other wise have prevailed, thus proving to oe at one and the same time a bene* faction to the general public as well as an enormous advantage to individ uals." Government Fully Upheld. Commenting upon the Standard Oil decision, Attorney General Wicker sham said that the court unanimously affirmed the decree rendered by the circuit court in favor of the govern ment in every particular, save that give the defendants six months in stead of 30 days' time in which to comply with the decree. President Mum on Decision. President Taft and his cabinet hi the regular session today will take up the solution of the "trust question" brought sharply before them by the Standard Oil decision. CHINESE UPRISING FEARED. INDIGNANT ACTORS STRIKE. Europeans Flwe From Canton to Hongkong by Thousands. Hong Kong, China. There alarm ing rumors of a revolutionary upris ing at Canton and the surrounding districts. Europeans in Shamien, foreign district of Canton, are pre pared to leave. The restlessness is widespread and tens of thousands of persons are fleeing from the disturbed AS&VOA to this city. The president himself had nothing to say about the decision. He wished, he told callers, to read it carefully* to discuss It with the cabinet and to dissect it with Mr. Wickersham. Un til these things had been done, he had no opinion to voice. Washington, May 16.—Setting aeitic the sentences of imprisonment in* posed by the supreme court of the District of Columbia, for alleged dis obedience to a boycott injunction, the supreme court of the United States held that Samuel Gompers, John Mitchell and Frank Morrison, presi dent, vice-president and secretary re spectively of the American Federa tion of Labor, had been erroneously sentenced to jail on a charge of con tempt of a local court. The court unanimously held that the only sentences that could be im posed upon the labor leaders were fines. In so holding the supreme court of the United Stater found that the court of appeals of tfoe District of Columbia and the supreme court of the district erred in treating the contempt proceedings as a criminal case and not a civil one. The effect of holding the proceedings a civil one was to make jail sentences impos sible. Hence the jail sentences had to be set aside. Inasmuch as all of the differences between the labor men and the Buck Stove and Range company have been adjudicated including the boycott case out of which the contempt pro ceedings arose, today's decision Is probably the last to be heard of this famous action. French Fishing Boat Founders Near the Grand Banks. St. Pierre.—The probable less of the French fishing schooner Victoria with her entire crew of twenty-two men was reported by the captain of the French brigantine Robinson. The Victoria is thought to have gone down with all on board while anchored on the Grand bank in April. She hailed from Port St. Malo. Manager Said Act Was Poor La Crosse Audience Disappointed^ La Crosse, Wis. After a local theater was filled with spectators ready to witness the performance, "White Rats," who constituted prao* tically the entire bill of players, went on a strike because one of tho acts was cancelled. The audience had to be satisfied with motion pastures, and the manager of the theater AM at tached the actor's property. DIETZ GETS A LIFE SENTENCE DEFENDER OF CAMERON DAM IS CONVICTED BY JURY AT HAYWARD. WIFE AND SON ARE ACQUITTED First Serious Rebuff to Noted Back woodsman in Celebrated Case Which Has Been In the Courts For Nearly Ten Years. Hayward.—-John Deitz, guilty of murder in the first degree, and his wife, Mrs. Hattie Deitz and his son Leslie, not guilty. Such was the ver dict of the*jury in the famous case of the Wisconsin backwoodsman. For the killing of Oscar Harp, a sheriff's deputy, for which crime he has been convicted, John Deitz was sentenced to prison for life, and will be in soli tary confinement one day each year, Oct. 8, the anniversary of Harp's death. Deitz announced his intention of filing an appeal, and will employ an attorney. He acted as his own at torney in the present case. Clerical Error Cause. A clerical error, the omission of a mention of a reservation of rights for the Mississippi River Logging com pany and the Chippewa Lumber and Boom company, the original owners, to maintain Cameron dam and flow the land after it had been transferred to Mrs. Cameron, is declared by many to have started the controversy which ended with the jury's verdict today. The rights of the dam and the flowage of the land has always been the con tention of John Deitz on the grounds that it is located on the property which is in his wife's name and as much has been ascertained by survey ors for the lumber company. The company claimed that when the land was deeded over to Mrs. Camer on, who later sold it to Mrs. Deitz, they retained the perpetual rights to the dam and flowage, but this reserva tion was left out of the warranty deed which Mrs. Deitz now holds and it is on this omission that the Deitz family base 'their claims to the dam. Since 1904, at which time the trouble began, when Deitz refused to allow the lumber companies to send the logs over the dam, there have been ten efforts to capture. In the wholesale violence which attended these attempts one man, a deputy sheriff, met his death, three were wounded, on the one side, while with the defenders of the property Myra Deitz was wounded in the back, Clar ence shot in the head and John Deitz wounded through the hand. The shooting of Bert Horel is an addition al outgrowth of the trouble. Lumber Held Up. The lumber piles which proved such points of vantage in the battle of last October are composed of lumber sawed from part of a drive of 6,500,000 feet which Deitz held up when the lumber companies refused him $8,000, which he claimed as his due for about 80,000,000 feet of logs which had pass ed over the dam since his wife bought the quarter section on which it is lo cated. When an injunction was issued by Judge Parish, Sheriff Peterson, in stead of personally serving it on the members of the Deitz family, mailed it, with the result that it was burned. For not doing his duty and serving the paper, Sheriff Peterson was deposed, fined and sentenced to imprisonment, but was later released from the fine and sentence. Sheriff Fred Clark during a previous term was the next officer of the law to call upon Deitz. Without papers Clark went to the cabin and tried to get Deitz to go with him to the county seat, but no attention was paid to him. Sheriff Wiliam Giblin, with William Eliot and armed posse, moved on Cameron Dam, May 10, 1904, but were met in the woods and after an ex change of shots without Injury gave it up as a bad job. Valentine Weisen bach, who assisted Deitz in resisting this service, is now serving a ten-year sentence at Waupun for his complic ity. A warrant brought to the cabin by Thomas Grist, a G. A. R. man and the next sheriff, was promptly consigned to the flames. Posse in Vicinity. A posse hovered in the vicinity of the Deitz clearing for several days in 1905, but left without accomplishing anything, and later Sheriff Colon vis ited the occupants of the cabin and ac complished as much. He was followed by Deputy United States Marshals Jo nas and Merklln, who were thrown out of the cabin bodily when they tried to serve their papers. When they were ordered from the clearing at the point of a gun Deputy Sheriff Waite Ackley and another man who were the next Famous Athlete Is Married. Lenox, Massachusetts. Percy D. Haughton, famous as the coach of Harvard's football teams of '08, '09but and '10, and Mrs. Gwendolin Whistler Howell, a popular society woman of New York, were married today at the home of the bride's aunt, Mrs. Joseph 8. Whistler, in this city. The wed ding was a brilliant affair and was attended by many Havard alumni from New York and elsewhere. There will be a large reception this evening, after which the couple will leave for & honeymoon in the south. Collision Fatal to Trainmen. White River Junction, Vermont.— Two freight trains on the Boston and Maine railroad collided head-on during a fog, killing four trainmen and injuring three others. The wreckage eaught fire and several of the bodies were partly burned. The wreck was due to overlapping orders. Bill Lange Wins From American. Sydney, New South Wales. Bill Lange got the decision over Jack Les ter, the American heavy weight, in the sixth round legal visitor* did not waste time in fond good-byes. Then Deputy United Btates Marshal Pugh of Superior came and deposited on a stump some more papers which were thrown into the Thornapple. Sheriff James Gylland, with John Rog ish and John Heft and armed posses hired in Milwaukee and disguised in the uniforms of Wisconsin National Guardsmen, crawled on the cabin. Rogish was shot three times and Clarence was shot in the head. The posse left for Milwaukee just ahead of a fusillade of Deitz' bullets and ahead of them was Sheriff James Gyl land. Last December in the municipal court in Hayward, John Deitz, Mrs. Deitz, Leslie, Myra and Clarence were bound over for trial on charges of as sault with intent to kill. Bert Horel Affair. Then came the Bert Horel affair, September 6, 1910, which changed the sentiment of the community against Deitz and his family. During the pri mary election in Winter on that day, Deitz was arguing with G. G. O'Hare of the school board, when Bert Horel interfered. Blows were exchanged and Deitz was knocked in a ditch. Deitz arose and shot Horel through the neck and the shoulder. On the charge of assault with intent to kill Bert Horel, Clarence was freed last year. With the growing determination in Sawyer county to capture John Deitz at all hazards, the armed posses under command of Sheriff Mike Madden, Fred Thorbahn and Roy Van Alstyne, the latter one of Deitz' worst enemies, sur rounded the cabin and laid siege to it for three days, ending Oct. 8 on the surrender of the head of the family after he had been shot through the hand and Deputy John Harp had been killed by a bullet. A coroner's jury in Winter attrib uted Harp's death to John Deitz, his wife and his son Leslie. Myra was in the hospital at Ashland and Clarence Deitz was in jail at Hayward, where they had been taken after they had been captured on the road to Winter one week before the fight, when they ran into an ambuscade of deputies. The members of the family appeared in the municipal court of Hayward on the various charge and were bound over to the circuit court. All were la ter released on bond. Deitz retained but one attorney, and when his efforts to secure a change of venue had failed Deitz severed connection with him and took up his own defense before the law. START OF CORONATION FETES. King George Dedicates Victoria Me morial. London, England.—The presence of the German emperor and empress and their daughter, Victoria Louise, who, rumor says, is to be given in marriage to the prince of Wales, at King George's dedication of the great Vic toria memorial, and the opening of the Festival of Empire marked the beginning of the three months* reign of merrymaking with which the Brit ish empire will celebrate the corona tion of the king and queen in June— incidentally putting millions of dol lars into the pockets of British trades men. The dedication ceremonies took place near Buckingham palace, where the great monument to the late queen overtops the Mall and rears its stately proportions high in the air, crowned by a gigantic bronze statue of Peace. A troop of the famous Life Guards preceded the open carriage of the king and queen, then followed many more carriages bearing the prime minis ter, members of the parliament and many other persons of note. At the foot of the monument a great plat form had been erected and it was there that the actual ceremonies at tendant upon the dedication took place. IRON SAFE BEFORE GRAND JURY. Taken From Closed Offices of Carnegie Trust Company. New York, N. Y. A big steel safe was taken by force of law from the closed offices of the Carnegie Trust Company and hauled into the grand Jury room at the criminal courts build ing, where it will be examined for evi dence it may contain regarding the af fairs of the defunct institution. William J. Cummins refused to open the safe and professional safe workers were called in to open the doors. Dis trict Attorney Whitman declined to say whether papers valuable in the grand jury investigation had been found. Provisional Officers for Cananea. Cananea, Mexico. The major por tion of Juan Cabral's army moved away from Cananea, marching west ward. It is not known whether the force is headed against Hermosillo or Nogales. Cabral himself has not left Cananea. The revolutionary leaders at a meeting presided over by Judge Cabral, selected the provisional offi cers of Cananea. Berkshire Fires Out. Millers Falls, Massachusetts. A heavy shower extinguished the forest fires which have been burning in this region. The loss is estimated at $100,000. Will Be Sentenced to Be Hanged. Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. It took a jury in Sault Ste Marie, Ont, 40 minutes to find William Carroll, 65 years old, guilty of the murder of George Thibault. Carroll will be sen tenced to be hanged by Justice Brit ton. Carroll, after accusing Thibault, a much younger man, of persistently annoying him and stealing his cloth ing, practically decapitated the young er man with an ax while the two were in the bunk house of a lumber camp, 59 miles northeast of Blind River, Ont., on Jan. 18. Mutiny at Fez. Tangier, Morocco.—A report reached here that a large part of the Fez gar rison had mutinied and that the cap ture of the city by the besieging re bels of the city and the overthrow of Sultan Mulai Hafid were imminent. Wall Falls Six Hurt. Chicago, Illinois.—By the collapse of a portion of the front wall of the old Hunt hotel, six persons were hurt, one woman fatally. The building was be ing demolished to make room for the new borne of the Hamilton club. SCANDINA VIAN NEWS PHnolnal Events Gathered in the OldScandinavian Countries DENMARK. About 8,250,000 oysters were caught In Limfjorden during the past season. The Frederikberg commune of Copenhagen has voted $50,000 for the aid of private schools during the next three years. London.—It is definitely announced that Queen Alexandra will be absent from London throughout the corona tion festivities. Reykjavik.—The Iselandic parlia ment has passed a bill giving the right of suffrage to all women who have reached the age of 25. A Danish balloon that ascended in Copenhagen landed at Knutstorp, Sweden, where the aviators met Count Wachtmeister, who invited them to dinner. Fifty convicts from the Horsens penitentiary have just been transport ed to Jylland, where they will be em ployed in clearing wild land during the warm season. A Danish paper suggests that the Danes boycott German goods as a pro test against the manner in which the Danes are treated in South Jylland, or Schleswig, as the Germans call the province. Members of the Danish noblemen's club and of the Danish noblemen's union have bought a house at number seven, Dronningens Tvargade, Copen hagen, where those organizations are going to establish their headquarters. London.—Uneasiness is manifested here over the report that Alexandra, the queen mother, was ill during the Mediterranean trip that she has just completed. There are conflicting reports as to her present condition, giving rise to the fear that the corona. ation program may be affected. The Mormons have been carrying on a very vigorous agitation in South Sjalland. Three missionaries who have their headquarters at Nastved made a house to house canvas. They finally felt strong enough to hold a publio meeting. Some ministers were there, and they discussed Mormonism in such a manner that a large majority of the 500 people who were present voted in favor of a resolution urging the government to take radical steps against the Mormon propaganda. SWEDEN. The Hngon (small, red berries) ex port was much smaller in 1910 than in 1909. The Swedish shipowners' union has taken steps to establish a nautical library in Stockholm. The Swedish lady artist's union re solved to hold its first exposition in March, 1912, at Malmo. The Swedish church in Copenhagen is going to be dedicated, June first. King Gustaf is going to attend the ceremonies. Vart Fosterland (Our Country), a periodical, went to the wall, and the assets proved to be 30 kronor and the liabilities 21,967.67 kronor. A number of prominent men in Stockholm are contemplating the es tablishment of a home for ex-convicts in some rural community. The Stockholm general telephone company, the oldest pioneer in the Swedish telephone industry, made a clear profit of more than $1,000,000 last year. The company has large plans for the future, especially in Russia. A very large number of ships were wrecked along the coasts of Sweden in 1910, and several new life stations will have to be established. Fewer ships were stranded along the danger ous coast of Holland than in former years, but in the Baltic sea and the Gulf of Bothnia the loss of ships and human lives was very great. In two shipwrecks the entire crew was lost. A Swedish art exposition was open ed in Brighton, England, April 22. The Swedish paintings filled three rooms. The city mayor opened the exposition, after which the Swedish ambassador, Count Wrangel, made the main 'peech. A great number of prominent lien were present. The English Speakers, of whom there were several, praised Swedish art in glowing terms. Anders Zorn had 28 numbers, Carl Larrson 20, and Prince Eugen 8. The board of managers of the Sew dish prisons has made a report on the results of the application of the system of conditional pardon. Dur ing the past year 28 convicts were set free on certain conditions before the end of the term. Eleven of them had been found guilty of manslaugh ter or assault and battery, thirteen of rape, one of arson, and three of forg ery or embezzlement. Eleven out of the whole number kept ttaeir pledge and were restored to complete liber ty. None of these had done any wrong during the probation period. Ten others had established a good reputa tion, and only one was reported to have misbehaved and to have been loath to do honest work. England has commenced to pro hibit the importation of butter con taining more than sixteen per cent of brine. This change will compel the Swedish butter testers to take much greater pains than before in testing butter from the 502 creameries that have agreed to comply with the re quirements of the English butter laws. The Jewish conscripts cannot, on account of religious considerations, eat the food provided for the soldiers by the government, and now they will receive cash in place of the regu lar board, so that they may buy what ever they wish to eat. At the beginning of this year the Swedish employers' union had 1,332Socialist members employing 158,915 persons. The maximum amount which they are pledged to pay in case of labor troubles is about $4,400,000. Over $50,000 was paid out last year on ac count of strikes and lockouts. O. B. Haglund, an engineer in Hel sfngborg, has joined the great cara van of inventors of perpetuum mo biles. Those who have seen the ma chine agree that it is a very clever contrivance, but as to its ability to run Itself forever—well, that is a diff erent question. The Svardsbro hotel, which was loo ated a few miles south of Gnesta, was destroyed by fire in the night. A store and the town hall were also burnt up. There was no water to be had, and so the fire swept up everything with in reach. An insurance of $5,000 covers o«Iy a part of the loss. Karlsruhe, Germany, May 4.—Kaiser Wilhelm, Kaiserin Auguste, and Prin cess Louise, and also King Gustaf and the queen of Sweden are the guests of the grand duke and the grand duchess at this place. The King and queen of Sweden came here on theii way home from a visit to the King and queen of Italy at Rome. Major H. Sindencrona and Captain H. Berglund of the Swedish army in vented a car coupling which bids fail to excel all others. Several railroadt in Sweden have introduced the new invention. The government of Prus sia has tried everything in this lm« without ever finding anything satis factory, and now is going to make a thoro test of the Swedish inven tion. A. P. Gunnerson, a contractor, used to pump sand out of the bottom ol the sea at Lundakra, near Malmo But both the fishermen and the farm ers of the neighborhood objected, and the provincial government stopped the traffic. Mr. Gunnerson comp'axn ed to the higher authorities, but the provincial government is still in hif way. The spring work was done ucdex very favorable conditions in south ern Sweden. Frosts and thaws alter nated during the winter, and this made the soil mellow. At the ap proach of the seeding season came mild winds, drying the ground suffi ciently for plowing and dragging The seeding^of the small grains was finished at the close of Arpil, and im mediately afterwards came the plant ing or sugar beets and other root crops. NORWAY. No one can tell what Roald Amund sen's south pole expedition is doing at the present time. He may be push ing for the pole, or he may simply be making preparations to start next fall. Fridtjof Nansen thinks that there would be no sense in starting for the south pole at this time of the year, exposing men and dogs to the rigors of the antarctic winter, which lasts thru our summer. Ditlef Martens and wife, nee Smith, of Bergen, have celebrated their diam ond wedding at the home of their son, a banker at Moss. The bridegroom is 85 and the bride 80 years old. Both of them are hale and hearty. His parents died at the ages of 84 and 80, and he is himself the youngest of twenty brothers and sisters. The par ents of the bride also lived to cele brate their diamond wedding. The bautasten (granite monument) which the people of Norway are going to present to the city of Rouen on the occasion of the millennium of the es tablishment of the duchy of Norman die is 22 feet high and weighs fifteen tons. Prof. Magnus Olsen has written the dedication in the Old Norse tongue used in Norway one thousand years ago, and this Is to be cut in runes on the front of the stone. There will also be a French inscription oft the monument. The work of prepar ing the stone must be rushed, and four men are engaged in the day and three others at night. The plan is to put up the stone in the botanical gar dens of Rouen before the millennial celebration. The impending labor conflict was avoided, and there is rejoicing all over the country. At the present time the men work 57 hoars a week, but this will be cut down to 55.5 hours. The wages are to be as follows: first group (eastern part of the country), experts will have their pay raised from 34 to 37 ore (100 ore, or one krone, is about 27 cents) per hour the second group (the western part of the country), experts will have their pay raised from 32 to 35 ore per hour the third group (some specified factories), experts will have thein from 30 to 33 ore, and in 1914 to 35 ore. A corresponding raise will be" made tor the apprentices and the helpers. The above figures represent the minimum rates. The women will also get more pay in the future, and the compromise seems to be a victory for the employees along the whole line. The agreement further provides that both parties shall have a right to form unions that the employers shall have full control of the work that the employers shall have a tight to discharge laborers whether they are members of unions or not that no one shall be compelled to work to gether with persons suffering from some loathsome disease, nor together with notoriously immoral persons and that controversies shall be settled by arbitration. The exposition in Kristiania in 1914 Is to be a strictly Norwegian aCair, and no other nation will be invited. But Norwegians in America, Africa, and other parts of the world will be invited u»d received with open arms. It now looks as if a large island. Hove doen, in the Kristiania fjord will be used for the exposition. This means that said island as well as many small islands will be made apart of the city. The municipal electric plant and street railway of Trindhjem did so well last year that the surplus for the year was $43,000 in excess of the esti mates. /•s'-Sl K-- r/ Rev. Alfred Ericksen, the ablest in the country and the pas tor of the Vaalerengen parish, Krist iania, is somewhat liberal in his re-v ligious views. Now he is going to have more or less trouble in his own flock. A number of influential mem bers of his congregation have organiz- i£ ed a union on a strictly orthodox §SfeT"*' basis. S Prof. Odland of the Free Church s^^gg faculty is coming to America In a fev* 1/^f^ weeks. He will give a course of lect ures at the Minister's summer schoo* at Augsburg seminary, Minneapolis llinn.