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country or abroad without finding a. more pic
turesque or more richly verdant rolling country
than is eirbraced in the wocderful panorama
which spreads out at the feet of the sightseer as
he gazes from the summit of Little Round Top—•
the commanding position of this whole great
battlefield.
But for all its natural beauty it is the sentiment
of its historic background that serves as the
magnet which draws a great throng thither from
all sections of the country on Memorial day.
They come by train—although Gettysburg «s not
the most accessible of historic spots they come
by carriage and wagon from a wide radius of
the rich Pennsylvania farming region that sur
rounds the battlefield and finally they come by
automobile, for, so it is explained, Gettysburg
has become of late years a most popular objective
with motor tourists who find in the great park
or reservation which now perpetuates the battle
field a network of the finest roads in America
highways which it is a sheer delight to motor
over even with no thought (if one could dismiss
the subject) of the historic objects and localities
to be viewed by the wayside.
The Memorial day pilgrims who Journey to the
average Civil war battlefield or national ceme
tery for the annual strewing of flowers are one
day visitors who arrive after dawn and depart
before sunset. But this is not wholly the case
at Gettysburg, although many heavy laden excur
sion trains do arrive during the Memorial day.
In addition to this throng, however, there is one
almost as numerous made up of persons who
spend from two days to a week at Gettysburg
and who have coma*at the Memorial day session
because there is an added touch of realism to
Ihe scenes at that time when veterans in blue
are tramping over the roads where countless
thousands of their fellows advanced and retreated
during the memorable days of battle. These
visitors overflow the hotels, of which Gettysburg
has an unusual number for so small a town, and
occupy all the available rooms in the private
houses of the little city. The situation would
swamp the liverymen did the conditions of a
decade ago still prevail, but happily the advent
of the automobile has helped matters in this re
spect. Many of the visitors ride over the battle
field in their own touring cars, whereas the cars
for hire relieve the strain upon the four-horse
and six-horse coaches which continue as of yore
the regulation mode of touring the battlefield.
Incidentally it may be added that the introduc
tion of the motor car has greatly facilitated
things for the tourist who is desirous of seeing
Gettysburg battlefield in the limited time
for which Americans are famous in
their sightseeing. Indeed by keeping
continually on the road from morning
until night, with only a brief stop for lunch, a
mofcrist may obtain an excellent idea of Gettys-
Follow Lead of Ass When Rider Is
Smoking—Animals Fond of
Tobacco Fumes.
Camels form a great feature in east
ern life and strangers are always in
terested in watching strings of them
roped together, and led, as they in
variably are, by a donkey. The ani
mals—creatures of habit—refuse to
proceed unless their diminutive friend
Camels Led By Donkeys
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burg battlefield In
a single day. Of
course on such .a
schedule he can
not really study
the a
with relation to
the complex move
ments of the op
posing forces and
there will be some
sections of secondary importance which he will
have to omit from his itinerary, but on the whole
he will have obtained a mental moving picture of
the various important localities marked by monu
ments and cannon. To do the battlefield as thor
oughly in a horse-drawn vehicle would require
at least three or four days and a pedestrian might
spend weeks on the battlefield without ever tra
versing the same road twice except in going to
the field and returning to his hotel.
is in his place at the head of the pro
cession. Some say that this is be
cause the camels love the smell of the
tobacco smoke wafted back to them
from the lips of the rider of the
donkey, and there may be something
in this. A friend of mine was once
chased by a camel. He thought the
animal had gone mad, and lit out
at his best racing pace across the
plain. Fortunately the driver was
As has been hinted above, it is the battlefield
and not the Memorial day exercises which throng
Gettysburg at the end of May each year. Some
years the program incident to Decoration day is
of a very simple character and there are not as
many graves to be decorated as might be supposed
by the person not conversant with the compara
tively small number of marked graves on Gettys
burg battlefield. Yet there are other occasions
when the exercises at Gettysburg focus the eyes
of the entire country. This is the case when the
president of the United States delivers the ad
dress of the day at Gettysburg, as President Taft
did a couple of years af.o, as President Roosevelt
did before him, and as almost all of our presidents
have done in their day since that memorable occa
sion when President Lincoln dedicated the Get
tysburg battlefield cemetery with an address
which has gone down into history as the most
eloquent, the most impressive and the most en
during of the many tributes pronounced by the
martyr president.
The audience which faces a president or other
public man at Gettysburg invariably impresses
the distinguished orator. It is an assemblage
obviously made up largely of the farming class
and it is apt to be less demonstrative than the
applauding crowds that are encountered in factory)
towns, but it is a body of men and women who
pay such close attention to the address of which
they are auditors and who so manifestly repre
sent the sober, solid, intelligent sentiment of our
national community as to inspire the best efforts
of the speakers. It is in the character of these
Gettysburg audiences as well as in the Inspira
tion of the historic surroundings that we may
find the Incentive to the significant utterances'
affecting the general policy of the nation which*
have from time to time been given expression by
our chief magistrates in Memorial day addresses
at Gettysburg.
Gettysburg ranks as the most elaborately and
accurately marked battlefield in the world, having
more monuments and memorials than all other
battlefields combined. The position of every body
of troops in the union army and of most of those
comprising the confederate forces have been
clearly outlined by distinctive landmarks and the
maneuvers of the wonderful battle may be traced
by all who desire to study this masterpiece of
strategy and military science. The work of pre
serving the battlefield was inaugurated by an
able to interpose, and he blew a
cloud of tobacco smoke toward the
camel, which stopped short and
snuffed it up with every appearance
of satisfaction. The man explained
to my friend that the camel had seen
him smoking, and only wanted to
share in his enjoyment.—Wide World
Magazine.
The Logical View.
She—I am going to get a pretty
piece of all-over lace today to begin
a new dress.
association incorporated by the legislature of
Pennsylvania and this patriotic organization bad
expended more than 1100,000, had acquired 600
acres of land and erected more than three hun
dred monuments when in 1895 the congress of
the United States provided for the establishment
of Gettysburg National park and placed it under
the direction of the secretary of war.
A magnificent park has now been constructed
which encloses the widest limits of the battle
field and the erection of memorials and markers
still goes on. In the soldiers' cemetery alone
more than four hundred memorial shafts and
tablets and more than one thousand markers
have been set up at a cost aggregating several
million dollars. When the present scheme of
roadways is completed there will be between 100
and 150 miles of fine macadamized highway ex
tending to every part of the battlefield, while five
iron observation towers on various parts of the
field enable sightseers to enjoy the birds-eye
views which are so helpful in enabling one to
understand the movements of the opposing forces
that made up the far-flung battle line.
The cemetery, in dedicating which Abraham
Lincoln delivered the Immortal address familiar
to every American, originally contained the bodies
of 3,555 soldiers removed from all parts of the
field, where they had been hastily buried. The
number of graves has been greatly increased since
that date and there is yet ample space for the
veterans who may desire to rest at the scene
of the supreme struggle between the Union and
the Confederacy. One of the features of the
national cemetery is the ivy-clad rostrum—a
memorial shrine for the dead who sleep around
it and which Is used for the exercises held each
Memorial day.
The battle of Gettysburg is of such compara
tively recent date that vivid reminders of it are
to be found on all sides. The little dwellings,
occupied as headquarters by Generals Meade and
Lee respectively are yet standing in an excellent
state of preservation the earthworks on Ceme
tery hill are yet intact Culp's hill still holds its
bullet-scarred trees and the bullet-marked boul
ders are to be seen on every hand at the Devil's
Den. Plans have also been made for the accu
rate restoration of those portions of the field
such as the famous peach orchard which figured
conspicuously in the battle, but were obliterated
or lost much of their old-time semblance in the
days following the war and before the launching
of the project for perpetuating the battlefield aa
one of the most Interesting object lessons of
American history.
A boon enjoyed by present-day visitors to Get
tysburg that will be sadly missed by those sight*
seers who come a generation hence is the pres
ence on the battlefield as guides of veterans who
participated in the thick of the fighting. To hear
these men recount their personal experiences and
point out by the aid of undimmed memory every
locality that figured in the crucial battle of the
war is to gain an impression more vivid and
thrilling than can be hoped for by those who
must depend for their knowledge of this military
drama upon what they may have read in the
histories.
CAUSE.
"Last night I dreamed I was dead."
'It was a dreadfully warm night, wasn't it?*
He—I should think you would get It
for the dress* finish.
She—What do you mean?
He—It ought to be the end If If»
all over.
He Wasn't Mobbed.
"There goes a man who wrote a
ragtime song about goo-goo eyes."
"I am not surprised to observe that
he is on crutches."
"Oh, he wasn't crippled in the way
you suppose. He accidentally sprained
his ankle."
HALF-CENTURY FETE
ANNIVERSARY OF DEPARTURE
OF FIR8T MINNESOTA REGI
MENT FOR THE FRONT.
INTERESTING PARADE AT ST. PAUL
Follow Famed Route June 22—At
Many as Possible of Regiment's
Fifty Survivors to Take
Part In Procession.
St. Paul.—Fifty years ago June 22
next, the First Minnesota regiment
marched from the old capitol down to
the river bank and there boarded
stern-wheel steamers for the front. It
was the State of Minnesota's first con
tribution to the armies that preserved
the Union.
St. Paul will celebrate this event
with a civic festival next month, when
as many of the regiment's fifty sur
vivors as can be gathered will take
part in a procession over the route of
that martial ont of 1861, down Cedar
street to Sixth and thence to Jackson
and to the river.
The Sons of Veterans have the fete
in charge, and hope to make it one of
the largest celebrations the city has
seen in some time. The Public Affairs
committee of the Commercial club yes
terday agreed to give the Sons of Vet
erans $300, and appointed Grant Van
Sant, Martin T. Roache and W. E.
Witherspoon a committee to assist in
the project.
"The possibilities of such a celebra
tion are immense," said a member of
the committee yesterday afternoon.
"It may be possible to gather a con
siderable number of the national
guard with bands from various part of
the state.
"The first man who volunteered in
that regiment is still living here in St.
Paul. That regiment made St. Paul
and Minnesota famous in the Civil
war and the celebration of their
marching to the front ought to be a
big civic affair."
SELLS ABOVE APPRAISAL.
Nearly Four Thousand Acres of State
Land Realizes About $40,000.
Grand Rapids.—Almost 4,000 acres
of state land were sold at consider
able above the appraised value. All
the land offered in section 4. town 56,
range 22, was sold at from $46 to $60
an acre. Other tracts sold for $20 to
$35.
The land in section 4, town 56, range
22, was purchased by Joseph Selwood
and others, and is to be used as a
site for an ore concentrating plant at
Nashwauk by the International Har
vester company, owner of the Crosby
mine at Nashwauk.
Much of the land sold is to be used
for-agricultural purposes, men .from.
lowarHBeutbrDakota and Wisconsin be
ing among the buyers. The sales
amounted to nearly $40,000. Theo.
Nelson and E. P. Waldon of the state
auditor's office conducted the sale.
TO FIGHT TEARING UP OF ROAD.
Duluth Commercial Club Will Oppose
Logging Road Proposition.
Duluth.—The Duluth Commercial
club will fight the tearing up of the
Minnesota & North Wisconsin a log
ging road owned by the Brooks-Scan
Ion Lumber company, running for
about sixty miles along north of the
city and crossing six railroad lines.
The road is only eleven miles from
Duluth in places, running parallel to
the lake. It runs through a rapidly
developing farming district
A company may be organized to buy
the road, which is wanted for an ex
tension of the suburban electric sys
tem planned for the district about Du
luth. The Commercial club has taken
a census of the farmers served by the
road, and there are said to be 2,500
persons along the line, the number
growing rapidly.
TO HAVE DOUBLE RECITATIONS.
Plan of Summer Session at Moorhead
Normal School.
Moorhead.—Arrangements practical*
ly are complete for the opening of the
summer session of the Moorhead nor
mal school, which begins immediately
after the closing of the spring term
of the regular school year. Double
recitations will be conducted in all
courses this year, making it possible
for all to complete both courses in
the six weeks. Twenty-two instruct
ors will be engaged in the summer
school, and an unusually large attend
ance is expected.
Both Comstock and Wheeler halls
will be kept open for the first six
weeks, the repairing and remodeling
to be done on Wheeler hall being de
ferred until later In the summer.
ANOTHER INTERURBAN LINE
Mankato to St. Peter is the Latest
Electric Route.
Mankato. The proposed electric
interurban railway from this city to
St. Peter, via Kasota, will be 10.87
miles long and will cost in the neigh
borhood of $350,000, according to the
survey recently made, the report of
which has just ..been announced. It
is proposed that the local street car
line take the project up and make the
bond issue, as its charter authorizes
it to issue $400,000 worth of bonds.
PIANIST IN JAIL.
Just Married, But Is Held For a Board
Bill.
Red Wing.—W. A. Moody, endur
ance piano player, who a week ago
married Claire Bouck a few hours
after he was introduced to her in
this city, is now behind the bars in
the Hastings jali. He was arrested
in this city by the sheriff of Dakota
county, charged with jumping a board
bill. The young man telegraphed his
father in the East for the money to
day.
FROSTS KILLS GRASSHOPPERS.
Snow in Red River Valley Brings
Bumper Grain Prophecy.
Crookston.—The heavy frost last
week was of Inestimable value, effec
tually eliminating all danger from lo
custs this year. From:Mo0vB..m
en grasshoppers' eggs had been sent
State Entomologist F. L. Washburn,
who pronounced them the real thing.
They were in great abundance and last
week locusts covered the prairies
about Argyle by the millions. Serious
damage was feared. The frost last
night killed all of them, it is believed,
as they were all young and could not
stand such cold. Ice formed last even
ing a quarter of an inch thick, and a
half inch of snow covered the ground,
but these rapidly disappeared this
morning under a hot sun.
The veteran farmers have renewed
their old predictions that a heavy snow
fall is as good as a coating of fertilizer
on the grain fields, which are all seed
ed, and not in ten years has there
been such a general feeling of satis
faction over the crop outlook at this
season of the year. Business men and
farmers look for another '95" wheat
crop." The banks are loosening up,
and an abundance of money is avail
able.
The total precipitation for the last
three days is 2.75 inches, more than
fell in the entire growing season last
summer. The frost cannot do any
damage to the grain sown, and as the
wheat is practically all up, the ground
will be so covered before the surface
is dried off that the grain will thrive
if there should not be another drop of
rain until late in June. Because of the
main and lateral ditches there is no
fear of too much moisture.
MAN'S SKELETON ON FARM.
Bones Near Bemidji May Be Clue to
Disappearance.
Bemidji.—Discovery of a human
skeleton by F. M. Pendergast, on his
farm, three miles south of Bemidji,
may solve the mysteryw of the escape
of the robber who shot former Deputy
Sheriff Johnson, or of the strange dis
appearance of Peter Lamire. The
bones were of a man of more than the
average height.
Dr. Smith and Dr. Stanton, the latter
a dentist, have examined the bones,
but there is absolutely nothing on
which to base identification. In the
opinion of Dr. Smith the skeleton must
have lain at the edge of the swamp
where it was found for the last four
years. No marks of violence other
than the possible mutilation of the
skull was found. The skull lay face
downward, as if the man had fallen.
Pieces of a dark coat slouch hat,
a jackknife a folding yard rule, a raz
or hone, a piece of tobacco sack, and
most significant of all. a metal check
marked "French Hotel, 65, Bemidji."
were found beside the body.
MISSIONARY SESSION ENDS.
Successful Convention at Long Prairie
Comes to a Close.
Sauk Center. The second annual
convention of~ the" Woman's- Home
Missionary society adjourned after a
most successful meeting at Long
Prairie.
Mrs. Cotton Mather of Fort Collins,
Colo., was the chief speaker on pa
triotism. She made a deep impres
sion and the offerings were large for
the woman's work. Ten new members
joined the society.
Rev. J. F. Bryan of Long Prairie and
Mrs. S. J. Weeks, Minneapolis, made
addresses.
The officers for the Fergus Falls
district are as follows: President, Mrs.
Annie Brabner Smith, Sauk Center
vice president, Mrs. A. H. McKee, Fer
gus Falls recording secretary, Mrs. A
B. Church coresponding secretary,
Mrs. William Anderson, Long Prairie
treasurer. Mrs. L. L. Baxter, Fergus
Falls secretary of home guards, Mrs.
J. S. Ulland secretary of mite boxes,
Mrs. George Carpenter.
VINCENT IN CROOKSTON.
President of University Inspects
State Agricultural School.
Crookston.—President Vincent of
the university of Minnesota spent a
very busy day here on his trip for the
inspection of the state agricultural
school located here. Dean Vincent ad
dressed the pupils of the high school
in the morning, was the guest of honor
at an alumnae dinner this afternoon
and this evening attended a reception
in his honor at the Commercial club's
rooms, where he was greeted by the
largest gathering ever seen In the club
rooms and electrif£d these present by
a short address in which he expressed
the hope that channels would run from
every part of the state bringing in the
brightest, most energetic boys and
girls in the state vo the university to
be educated and developed for the
service of the state, as upon no other
basis could there be an excuse for a
university supported by the state. He
said he had come to Minnesota to
work shoulder to shoulder with every
one with that end in view.
1,000 WOODMEN AT GLENWOOD.
Big Time is Promised For District
Meeting in June.
Glenwood. Modern Woodmen of
America will hold a district conven
tion in Glenwood the last week in
June. The convention will last for
two days, and will include the class
and field day. There are 570 Wood
men in Pope county, and it is ex
pected the surrounding counties will
send enough delegates to swell the at
tendance to more than 1,000.
AUDIT FARIBAULT BOOKS.
Commission Plan Makes Changes in
Municipal Accounts Necessary.
Faribault.—Expert accountants are
here auditing the city's books. Under
the commission form of government
recently adopted some changes in the
business system of the city will be
necessary. J. J. Eamatinger, secre
tary of the Municipal Research Com
mission of St. Paul, was recently here
and went over the present system in
use In handling the city business.
CANAL IS NOW LIKELY THING
WASHINGTON DISPATCHES FAVOR
MERSHON SCHEME.
Project May Be Beginning of Water*
ways System From Lake Su
perior to Mississippi.
St. Paul.—Plans for what official
Washington believes is the first step
toyard linking Lake Superior to the
Mississippi river by canal, and per
haps evenjthe beginning of the Mer
shon scheme of canalization of Minne
sota from Lake of the Woods and the
international boundary to the Twin
City and thence to Duluth, are now in
progress under the direction of Major
Francis R. Shunk of the United States
engineering corps.
Major Shunk said the present plans,
which involve the improvement of the
Brule river, Wisconsin, might be the
beginning of such a plan, but he had
no knowledge of it.
To Build Dams and Locks.
Washington dispatches say the b&
lief there is founded on the fact that
Representative Davidson, Wisconsin, is
pushing the plan for improving the
Brule river. "The idea is," says the
Washington Dispatch, "to build dams
and locks along the Brule river at its
juncture with Lake Superior, for pur
poses of navigation."
Major Shunk said that a preliminary
survey of the Brule river to make it
navigable had been ordered. This sur
vey, he said, properly belonged to the
Duluth department, and he would go
there to take charge of it early in June.
Whether any work would be done on
it depended on whether his report
was favorable or otherwise, he said.
How soon work would commence, if
at all, how long it would take to finish
the project, what the total expense
would be when completed, and to what
extent it would facilitate Minnesota
canalization, he said, he was unable
to announce at this time.
In the last two sessions of the legis
lature Representative L. C. Spoonei
said repeatedly that work on the Mer*
shon canalization scheme should be
started as soon as possible, because
thera' were representatives in Congress
from Wisconsin and Minnesota who
were working to procure federal aid to
connect by canal Lake Superior and
the Mississippi, and he said he had re
ceived assurances that such aid would
be obtained at this session of Congress.
MAKES GOOD REPORT.
Railroad Man Optimistic Concerning
Crop Condition in Minnesota.
Winona.—Corn planting in Southern
Minnesota Is well under way and with
favorable weather should be completed
within the next ten days, according to
the report of orop conditions issued by
General Agent H. J. Wagen of the Min
nesota division of the North-Western.
Although rain would be beneficial,
crops will not suffer because of lack
of moisture for some time.
The report says: "During the past
week, the weather has been favorable
for^the growth of all grains. There
was a good~Tffidwer~aTWlhofiiTand
light showers extending as far west as
Waseca, followed by high winds, and
temperature ranging from 40 to 96 de
grees and with an average of 65 de
grees."
"Additional moisture, especially in
the western portion, would be benefi
cial but there are no reports of its
being a necessity for the present.
"Small grains are making a favor
able showing, stooling heavy, indica
tive of excellent soil conditions.
"Corn planting has made good prog
ress since our last report. With con,
tinuation of favorable weather, thig
work will be completed within a week
or ten days.
"Reports show that considerable at
tention has been paid to the selection
of productive seed, more so than in
previous years.
"While it is too early to make any
predictions upon a basis of certainty,
the present indications are all that we
can ask for, and in comparison with
previous year are more satisfactory,
which gives a good foundation for the
optimism that prevails, covering the
crop situation."
BANKERS TO MEET IN WINONA.
Interesting Program Planned for Firsl
District Sessions.
Winona.—Bankers of the First dis
trict will hold their annual meeting
in Winona June 5 and 6. The sessions
will open on Monday evening, the
fifth. At that time a river excursion
will probably be taken. The local en
tertainment committee is composed ol
A. Temm, S. A. Steffen and W. H.
Mahl. One of the most intersting ad
dresses to be made will.be delivered
by C. B. Hazelwood of the Union
Trust company of Chicago, whose sub
ject will be "Bank Advertising." This
will take place Tuesday morning dur
ing the business sessions. In the fore
noon of Tuesday the session will be de
voted to a round table. This is the
first bankers' meeting held in this dis
trict in two years.
FIRST COAL FROM CUYUNA.
Kennedy Mine At Crosby Makes In
itial Shipment.
Duluth.—The first train load of ore
ever shipped from the Cuyuna range
is now on the new docks of the Soo
road at Superior, and will be shipped
down the lakes. The shipment is
from the Kennedy mine at Crosby. Itj
will be followed by regular shipments
through the season and other mines
on the Cuyuna will also be added to
the list of shippers.
VINCENT TO TALK AT MOORHEAD
To Deliver Baccalaureate Address in
June.
Moorhead. At the invitation of
Frank A. Weld, president of the Moor
head State Normal school, the seniors
of the local high school have decided
to unite their baccalaureate service
with that of the senior class of the
normal school. President Weld has
procured Dr. Vincent, president of the
University of Minnesota to deliver the
baccalaureate address on Sunday, May
MASSACRE
FINDING OF BODY IN RUSSIA CRE
ATES TALK OF "RITUAL
MURDER."
BOY'S BODY HIDDEN IN A CAVE
Hebrew Lawyer at St. Petersburg
Tries to Allay Anxiety*—
American Jews Fear
Attack.
St Petersburg, Russia.—The serious
situation which has arisen through the
threatening massacre of Jews at Kiev,
following the finding of the body of a
boy under such circumstances as to
raise the cry of a "ritual murder," has
aroused the authorities in their en
deavors to solve the mystery of the
boy's death. Meanwhile anti-Jewish'
newspapers admit the reports on
which the agitation is based for the
most part are not worthy of credence.
M. Sliosberg, a leading. Jewish law
yer, exhaustively reviev%L the his
tory of the question of ritualistic mur
der, as contained in the records of
'the courts of Russian and abroad. He
said that hardly a year passes without
a revival of the old myth about the
Easter time in connection with the
temporary disappearance of a boy or a
girl, or in connection with some un
traced murder. The ignorant become
excited and their excitement lasts un
til the case is cleared up.
In the majority of cases it was
Bhown that no murder had been com
mitted and in the remainder the
murder was traced to the culpable
agents and it was proved that Jews
had no connection with them. Only
two case of ritual murder in the last
40 years, he said, warranted investi
gation by the courts, and in these in
stances the verdict was acquittal for
the adherents of the Jewish faith who
had been arrested.
M. Sliosberg said that in the pres
ent case, the killing of the boy, Yusho
hinsky, no information was available.
The investigation had yielded no re
sults, or the results were not ready
for publication. All that could be said
was that no Jew had yet been ar
rested or wa3 implicated.
It was suspected, when the body
was found in a cave near a Jewish
quarter, that the Jewish sect Hassides,
which is alleged to forbid the burial
of ritualistic victims, may have had
some knowledge of the case. With
respect to the Hassides, M. Sliosberg
said that the Jews of Russia are di
vided into two classes, the Hassides,
meaning pious, and the Masnakdih.
meaning opponents. The two exist
side by side. Adherence to either
sect depends upon the temperament
of individuals or communities.
The Hassides are mystically inclined
and acknowledge spiritual leaders call
ed Zadyk. The Musnakdim formal
ists are strictly disciplined. They
deny the intermediary spiritual func
..tfons.of.thejraJbbL _The use of blood
Is equally abhorrent to both denomin"
fctions.
Massacre Feared.
New York, May 19.—The American,
Jewish committee, when asked by the
Associated Press for its views respect
ing the recent dispatches from Kiev,
authorized the following statement:
"The committee is satisfied that
nly a wide publicity can avert a re
surrence of the horrible massacres
instigated by the Russian govern
ment which took place between 1903
»nd 1906, especially at Kishineff, Odes
sa and Bialystok, when thousands of
lews were foully massacred and mil
lions of property destroyed.
"The monstrous and infamous stor
ies recently sent out by the Russian
government from St. Petersburg, Kiev,
and Moscow, and published in Ameri
can newspapers, respecting the alleged
murder of a boy at Kiev, are precisely
similar to the unfounded tales circu
lated by the Russian government pre-,
rious to the Kishiheff-Odessa pogrom.
"Investigation shows that the stor
ies which have been sent out to
American newspapers are founded
upon baseless calumnies which ap
peared several weeks ago in the well
known anti-Semitic and reactionary
organs.
"The Russian government has al
ways resorted to massacres of Jews
whenever the political situation was
one of great tenseness and had re
peatedly utilized this method to pro
vide an outlet for the pent-up feelings
of her excited populace. The gov
ernment, by the use of the soldiery,
the police and the administrative offi
cials, has always. instigated and di
rected the massacres at such times.
"There is a similar condition at the
present moment, and unless the widest
publicity is given to the villianies
which the Russian government never
hesitates to perpetrate in order to
serve her own purposes, the world is
likely to see a repetition at any time
of the indescribably horrible scenes
which are for the present held in abey
ance by the Russian government."
DAILY MARKET REPORTS.
Twin City Markets.
Minneapolis, Max. 19.—Wheat, May,.
98%c July, 91%c No. 1 northern,
$1.00% No. 2 northern, 99%c No. I1
durum, 90c No. 2 corn, 53%c No. 3
white oats, 33%c barley, malting,
93c No. 2 rye, 95c No. 1 flax, $2.52.
Duluth, May 19. Wheat, May,
$1.01% July, 99c No. 1 northern,
$1.00% No. 1 durum, 91%c.
South St. Paul, May 19.—Cattle
Steers, [email protected] cows,' [email protected]
calves, [email protected] hogs, [email protected] ,"
Bheep, yearlings, [email protected].'
Chicago Live Stock.
Chicago,.May 19.—Cattle—Slow and
weak beeves, [email protected] western
steers, [email protected] stackers and feed*
ers, [email protected] cows and hefers
[email protected] calves, [email protected].
Hogs—Market slow and generally
10c lower light, [email protected] mixed,
$5.80 6.17% heavy, $5.65 6.10
rough, [email protected] good to choice
rough [email protected] good to choice ^§891*1
heavy, [email protected] pigs, [email protected]. ^Slltsppl
Sheep—Steady to strong native, %i rfllS?ll
[email protected] western, [email protected] year
lings, [email protected] lambs native. $4 76
".75.

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