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The Girl Who Seeks Out Some Poor
Old Lady Who Is Alone and Spends
an Hour With Her Now and Then, Is
Doing Real Charity Work, for Which
She Will Have a Rich Reward
A pathetic little advertisement ap
peared recently in a Chicago paper
asking ladies kindly to call upon Mrs.
So and so at a certain number. It was
inserted by a dear old lady who said
she had lived a stranger for fifteen
years at that address and no. one had
ever called upon her. She was lonely,
•vranted friends, and as the modern way
is to advertise for whatever one wants,
she took that means of letting her
neighbors know of her friendly desires.
It is not likely that this thing could
happen i-n a city the size of St. Patfl,
but in New York, Chicago Boston,
one could starve to death without one's
next door neighbor being" the wiser.
It is this that makes a large city so
undesirable for the poor. But the old
lady in question was not starving for
food, but for companionship and so
• ciability. She wanted friends and hu
man interests. So do we all.
Now that pathetic little notice
teaches us a lesson. Perhaps each one
of us may live next door to some lonely
old lady whose life we might brighten
by an occasional visit. The young
woman who has not an old lady
friend is unfortunate. For the girl
who goes through life selfishly, having
to do with none but those of her own
age, is shirking responsibility. And as
we receive exactly the same treatment
v.*e mete out to others, those of us who
do not try to brighten the lives of older
people, will find when our time comes
that we will have a lonesome old age.
The girl who makes friends of older
people is wiser than the one who de
votes her time solely to her own
friends. It is excellent practice in un
selfishness and patience to choose some
old person to visit. The friendly visit
ing which has been developed by char
ity workers is the most valuable form
of philantrophy. It is not done in a
prying professional way, but is one
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Mrs. H askell; Worthy Vice Templar, Inde
pendent Order Good Templars, of Silver
Lake, Mass., tells of her cure by the use of
Lydia E* Pinfcham^ Vegetable Compound*
R J " Dear Mes. Ptnkham: Four years■ ago I was nearly dead with inflam- •■
(nation arid uleeration. ' I endured daily untold agony, and life was a burden
o me. I . had . used medicines: and wkshes: internally and externally} until I 1
. made up my mind that.there',was no relief for irie. Calling- at the home of a
friend, I noticed a bottle of IjydiaE. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound.
ftly mend endorsed it highly. and 1 decided to'give it a trial to see if it would
help me. It took patience and persevefence for I'waV in bad condition; and I
used Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound for nearly five months
before I was cured,-, but what a change, from 5 despair to happiness, from
misery to the delightful exhilarating feeling health; always brings. I would
not change back for a thousand < dollars, and your Vegetable Compound is a ;
•;• grand,medicine.' ;. -; ;-:: :-\■■'::" l."'- ■^iVft.r-.-'.a-.t-^ ,'.uli;■•■:■;..':'■'■:■ -;:- ■■-■ .-:<- -?." ■,Vyi\ f^i
• ' "I wish every sick woman would try it and coriViriced." —Mrs. -Ida.
.. Haskeli^ v Silver Lake, Mass. Worthy Vice Templar, Independent Order of
. » Good Templars. > ;' '' '/::■'-:■ '■:-/-r ..'\ • v.- ■"■'-- ■'.'--'■ ■' ■:.',:. :' v .:-...-.■ ;■,}. ■:',,■ -■'■■- .-;'■:{:':
When a medicine has been successful iin more than a million'
. cases, is it ■ justice to yourself to say, without trying it, "I do not'
believe it : would help me " ? '.r-v,,.•A:^>.;-r ; .:-:; : n; v --_.--. : - ; .;. :^u :^:.;;:.,;.■:.;....■
Surely you cannot wish to remain weak, and sick and dis
couraged, i exhausted: with each ; day's •- work. You '4 have some
. derangement of the feminine organism, and \ Lydia E. Pinkham's
Vegetable Compound will help you just as surely as it has others.
Hrs. Tillie Hart, of Larimore, N. D., says:
>g^^^h. ~SI ** Dear Mrs. Pistkham : I might have been
4M»-:"'''^ v:''' spared many months of : suffering and pain if I
Js&iji^^^WgGk. na< known of the efficacy of Lydia E. Pink
,£&■ ''^rffiPßßa. ham's Vegetable Compoiincl a few months
Jg|L;-'■':/'"*:-■ !>,-^§Sjk sooner, for I tried many remedies .without find-
Jij " iwpftjlifl^^ in& anything which helped -: me before I tried the
■ jmj ', §K^Tl*^^B^ etable Compound. v I dre.-ided - the approach
fwM^^^^^^^^^^ ot tlie nstrual . period every Z month, as it
' iJSl^^g^^^^Hß^ X' meant - much - suffering.' and pain. Some months'
I'^^^^^^sSß^^^WSSk'^ l^ie flow was yery^scanty arid others ■ it: was pro-
K^iiE^^^r^^l^^a"- fuSe> but after I ..had .used the Compound for
wf'A^Q^Bto!^' frlr^^H WO months I became regular and natural, and so
r^^P^gT'l^i uMs^a I continued until I felt perfectly well, and the
fVVCZrW %&: JS&SS&SS arts- were strengthened to perform the work
*IT l _ JL '' -MiJEJ^T^B without assistance and pain. lam like a differ
-0/'/^N^P^^"' ent woman'now, where before I did not care to
" f^\l(Jp I®^ I live ' and Jam Pleased:to testify as to the good
FS. V I your Ve B" etat)le Compound has done for me "
\^(wMt&^ t%^soozl' sincerel yours; Mrs. TnxrEllAßT, Larimore,N.D
•*■ VAwlßiWPff - S? it, therefore; believed by all women -:
\ 111 '^HIRPSt ?f a^ iU that Lydia E. Pinkliam's.Vege-
V ) /^HIgMI Wi Compound is the medicine : they ?
V l 'tmMUsw£JW 3hould tak«. It has stood the test of time,
V '?BE'WBm3IOZJ r and. it has hundreds of thousands of cures
A^liili^illT^ ; to its Women should consider it ?
' :' \&£ '^mmjp unwise *° use any other medicine. : -
.' ■ ■ ■ ■^N^^ggS^. • - ' T. T Mrs< Pinkham, whose address i; is Lynn,
cost all letters ki Mass, will answer cheerfully and without
?™J ?i ttterl B®ll *!> *«r by sick women. Perhaps she has
just the knowledge that will help your case try her to-djur—Ji'
COStS nothing. ; : ;'v;;\ : c'"; 1---- ; < '.? v ■•;•.,."-V^ I-^-r'/-. 5:-,;^;..".-. „.i i r ^,''r^>-5...;^"
woman putting out irienaiy nana to
another " and offering real : friendship in
-Btead^of money. Very few of us have ;
to go =to organized charity to become .-'
friendly visitors, for nearly every 6ne ;
has ' some i acquaintance :; for whom | life ,
I has beenhaVdandto whom ', an hour of
' pleasant- is,a great 4eal. A great j
many who are known as society girls
. are ■ friendly, .visitors, *wjiileiFjieir/.
presence .does, untols good tp an^ in.
.valid, or, fo some poor • woman who
shut in^ the girl to look, upon ithese"
visits as ; a real privilege, and*finds her
| soul : and j sympathies enveloped -and: the
; better for it^;^ri:;v\ t ;iVv^'; **'. •'c^y?'- '
:;v It is necessary for. some persons who
are ; naturally 'Jaelflsh and *_seif -absorbed
'to ': cultivate this -." friendly visiting *'. to.
\ the old. J:< The latter are tired, often ; ill
rti hd'; poor, and -. many an old t lady i has
m ot t; brightness, in : her life, save i the
visits 3of some young' girl who S chatr.
pleasantly of what she js.douig, ;"vvhere
" she | has j been and what she has seen.
:." It is • well for each of {us to remem- i
ber as we go through life that we am
1 surely some 1 day ' going to be old, if we
live, : aindi -when ? that time | comes it is •
well to have a fund of * ; kindly deeds ;
j done in 5 youth fto draw upon, and; just
v so surely we have not forgotten
the old * whe.h we ; were young, 'i we will
not be ;ieft| unremembered in old age.
BE It lis | sometimes : very . hard for a girl
to bring herself to T- spend even an hour
; day ■; or -week s with some peevish or
V sick old lady :of herAacquaintance;; but
'if she . makes it a practice f and rdoes; her
charity in that ?! way .« it will *. be paid
back ~~i in good ; coin. The •} young like 1
. the young, and i often do • not care to be;
' bothered with grand^no v stories
they have heaijd many times, but if th<» -
impatient girl » who feels this . way only ,
knew ;the.-,valu« nof v! the hours -j she
spends ! unselfishly.; and what a rich re
ward they bring, she would seek out
some | dear ; old lady like the advertiser
1 first mentioned, and V try ". to ■. make her
last years brighter. „--,.. " Ms^Si
a ■ —«
I Mainly About People y
o - &
; Mrs. W. F. Peet, . of I>ayton avenue,
h will ; give ,' a -small tea this j afternoon jin
honor ? : of her mother, Mrs. Lamborn,
and Miss;Lainborn. ;;, .. ; . .
";li Mr. and Mrs. A. 'B. Driseoll, of Sum- ,
mit I avenue/; have ; gone ■to ; St. Louis. :'■
:: Mrs. . J. A. ■} Brunelle, of . Arundel
Prenared Snedallv for THE GLOBE *-—
■ •• -•.. - • ■: ■■ • . ■ ■ ..• •■ \s& : ■.; .!)-,.:
At Newport s beautiful "bal blanc"
the lace gowns were so exquisite and
the effect of all white clothes (for both
men and women were dressed in white)
was so indescribably lovely that the
popularity of white, which has been
slightly declining during the summer,
instantly jumped back into first place.
Besides all-lace gowns there we're
worn beautiful plain and brocaded tis
sues and chiffons, mousselines, gauzes,
nets and even heavier satins and silks,
but these materials were used almost
without exception only as a back
ground for displaying exquisite
flounces, panels and berthas of rare old
English point, Flemish, Duchesse, Lim
erick and other fine laces. Unfortu
nately real lace is very expensive and
It is not every one who can afford to
revel in its delights, but imitation lace
like imitation jewelry is now so beau
tifully manufactured that ■ they both
may be worn by fastidious women, and
in some cases these machine-made ar-
street, entertained the Fleur de Lis
card club yesterday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Banister
and family, of Hoily avenue, have re
turned from Lake Elmo.
Mrs. F. P. Smith, of Arundel street,
has gone to Boston.
Miss Egan. of Marshall avenue, has
returned from "Wa.cbnla.
Mrs. ~W. O. Chase, of Ashland ave
nue, has returned from New York.
Mrs. Sawyer, of Dale street, enter
tained informally Wednesday after
Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Bigelow, of ■00l-
lege avenue, have returned from
British Columbia.
Mrs. Frank Schlick Jr., of Dayton
avenue, has returned from Mackinac.
Mrs. Cumbey, of Olive street, has;
gone to visit her daughter at Wabasha,
Whether Mrs. George Law is here
for sentimental reasons or for senti
ment combined with business is
known, of course, only to herself, but
it is certain there is one business af
fair she may take up before she re
turns to Europe, and that is the suit
brought against her by the widow of
Dr. I. N. Love to recover $5,000 which
Mrs. Love says her husband earned as
his fee in performing an operation and
in subsequent professional attention.:
Dr. Love died on the Cunarder Aura
nia in June, 1903, when returning from
England, whither he had gone as phy
sician to the rich widow. After Dr.
Love's death, Mrs. Love alleged that
"her husband had not been paid for his
services, and she brought suit. This in
all probability will be one of the busi
ness affairs which will demand Mrs.
;.< tlcles I are ■•-. so exquisite '■: that; it^wquld
take !'.*ari v expert to discover them.
. Among the good manufactured laces
, i are Honiton, Point de f Venise, Valen
[ ; ciennes and many of the net top varie
a ties, which,* when combined with dainty
1 ; materials, ! make most charming dress
| es. A pretty model for a ; trimmed
is illustrated by the | accompany
r ing drawing. It is of pale willow
t'-.green t gauze over linings . of mousseline
': and liberty satin }. of th§ same shade.
! The ? skirt 'is , made i with I five i full gores,
;: shirred at the , top,-and inset • below the
j;( knees by two wide insertions of Honi
| ton lace. Above tfie upper insertion'is
|.- one narrow bias f ruffle.pf s the paleVgreen
j 'gauze.'-between : the 1 insertions are two
hsimilar ruffles, and at the 1 foot of the
;_" skirt ; are ; three ruffles.. The full .bodice
Kis cut with a round decolletage and is
' I trimmed .' : witli wide■•< Honiton 11 lace
j~ itounces: arranged to ! farm short Vbo
j ler o -and 'sleeves, &nd the folded
girdle is of green glace... taffeta, shot
iwith pale pink flowers. ' ''. ~ ,
1 Law's " attention. "Whatever there is
in the line of : sentimentality can per
' haps be told by Craig Wadsworth.
* who has been constant -attention
! to the beautiful widow. Mrs. stil:
has her millions still is in the sei
: with Mrs". Stuyvesant Fish, :- . Mrs
; George I3.fde Forest and Mrs. Hermann
■ Oelrichs,! to whiGh she was ; introduced
* by Mrs. Arthur Paget. 7'*./;.^;'^:> ■■;;-■
■: ■-:.-:■• '■•■:.'- - -'■ »;:-^~ !y'""--'^';'"-.;'-. 5 '-<-;;g !i
" j; Dealers in veilingsi.hav.en't Jhad^suct
'. a boom in, business for many a season
: and the -demand,: "w^yicii always in
■ creases at I this ' time of year, i has • a neiv
impetus through" harmless, bit oi
-• feminine \ vanity. '"between sea
. sons," ■, whejj". it is .getting too - late i for
5 'siimmert hat and v<ls&<foQo early .. ; "for."sfaL
" headgear, the woman !of I alert and eco
nomical mind veil, ostensi
bly to ' enhance he£; appearance; but it
reality to i?oitceal summer straw
' ' arid 'give; "if'the -. s"feg|stioii bt aUtUnir
The royal "eTopemenf Ift which
Princess Louise s> of _Saxe.-Coburg
§ and a count with whom she had 3^
previously fled figured has. ended gv,
?■ at Paris,, where is the J5 pair are <^
awaiting the divorce which the
husband of the woman, has said >
he will ask for. , 0
>„<-•;;■-■ ■ -■**>',cs-rr--,:,»!;rt?<i ■ "■ ■ >' -r '■-■• .{■■■ -
Jete^and/'if' "shells VeteWti' she ear* -ofa
thiij';so .M'etl ;tlj?t.t.i;sße;^l-Sina^fjlnascii-
Ji.pS.eye' js^ahafcle t'o.ct&ect t% "deoes
.tidft,,..; Ttiat-lias; o >ee i n f ,\]jer way.of.of *it 7«r
.yeaesi I but -iihisnireari Jtoer? styl^-ofeiYei Is*
tliat-ctm)mands-rthe T'besf>sale is of HI ie*
soet usedio in-aiitoitiofe^HTig,' and- ft' is*
real joy 'for the girl^'who '/hang^ to;
*.igtj:a|js on .surface, 'elevated cars; to ;
sweep down' Broad^aytf.in a swagger
gown .and withja great'fluffy mass' in'
ingeniously graceful foids, concealing 3
the too summery topptece. < The "■ "be
| tween 5 season" -tlemarid =■ for veils y s7-a£
Tittle greater than usual, but the au-.
fom'obile deception £is responsible for
tha additional 25 per cent 'in f sales, for
, these ais ? not one woman in a hundretl.
who would not be pleased to have it
believed she haa just dismissed her
fdriver.:"V; - j:r-v^^v": :'.'''■ T?''* I*~^}' v 'C Ur';''-■■■' J
Glad tidings for economical,. as ;
•well sas t for I those extravagant in ? other v
way?, is the edict !; that } straw hats will j
be worn well ! irilo the fall, and, : though i
matron, and maid are expected by the'
milliners to buy special autumn crea
v tions, many a ? one will eke out i her '• al- ;i
1 lowance by disguising two or three of:
August's leftovers for September, ana
even October The new hats shown r
are lof heavy straw, with garlands of"
autumn leaves or appetizing fruits, j
Flowers whose hues |- suit the season
I alsq are h permitted bloom above « the ;
; fashionable woman's i tresses, but they -'
are not ;so stylish as | the other orna- ;
j ments. Large hats j are on the cards—
the Directoire, with 1 sweeping i^ plumes,
being the favorite in this class —but "
j smaH" ones, particularly f> tricornes or
j. tubans, are } expected to .■ attract the at v\
tention of the most fastidious. Burnt
: orange sis i the :i shade for ribbons .'; and -
feathers, unless one >. prefers to run the ;
gamut of i the browns, all of which are '
sanctioned. The small hats also are
adorned with : j gooseberries f and great
= buriches Sof V^ luscious '4^ looking purple ;
grapes, festooned carelessly over th»
backs of j the j turbans j and imparting •an ■
; engaging air to the whole. <3^7-/£
; Mrs. Phipps Is to , Have . the" Income From
$750,000 Steel Bonds '^^x]:
: DENVER, Col., Sept. 14.—Laurence '; C.
■ Phipps', the Pittsburg millionaire, was ;
■ granted j a divorce • from Genevieve Chand
• ler Phipps on the ground of f desertion by ;
r the ; district Tcourt; today. .No " defense was
made and no evidence was ■. introduced to
support the.: charge. It was | ordered S by ;
the court that r the ; agreement entered into
■■ between : the husband rand *- wife Ibe ' made .
a part of the decree. Under the : agree
ment, Mrs. Phipps obligates herself to con
vey to Mr. Phipps ; the property at Pitts
burg now occupied by her as a residence,
and also the property in Denver occupied
by Mrs. Phipps as a residence. She agrees
to sign and ; transfer to Mr. Phipps air the
bonds jof the.United ; States | Steel corpora
tion now standing "m; her name, $500,000.
'.'. -2 ■In.'.i consideration <■ of;? the %■ latter action
' Mr. ; Phipps 5 agrees sto -place $750,000 of i
t ■ steel vc company 4 bonds with %a ~ Pittsburg
: trust company, the * income of which shall
be paid ;'',to.l- Mrs. Phipps so T long |as :j she
remains unmarried. Should she •} marry
again r she will have } a life : income from
I $250,000 -; of ■; the aforesaid: bonds,' the in
; come ~ from the remaining j $500,000 ; : to ibe
paid 'to ', the children of : Mr. Phipps :by his.
1 first wife and | those by his second wife,
share and share alike. 4kY'-';:^i;
•■■■•The" two children of the - couple"»are * to'
I remain with each parent six months ' of '
the year, the place of residence selected
by Mr. I Phipps ?to be"'. the residence I also
of the children. When in the custqdy
of either parent ; free access at ' all ; times ;
shall be ajlowed to the oth&r. parent.
$p:~jf": r y-',{{'*"v.'.>*., |.."-V-'k'^-'---''^:'"'-'\'':-'-' •■
ksxT'^T Won't ; Amend ■ Constitution -=• ■ •'••"■"••■" 1
PROVIDENCE, R. 1., Sept. 15.—The ,
legislature met in extraordinary ses
sion today, ; having been called together
by : ,?: Grov. .£ Garvin '?;u'tor:;'^ determine j
whether or not jit will submit certain
constitutional amendments cto the - peo
pie j at* the; election tin ;. November. These,
amendments were outlined in a mes
: sage! from the governor to the legisla- 1
ture.'."V:T"'.'i.'V''- .: ;:."'"- ■•-":'■ I
The first is known as the "constitu
tional initiatJ^l" ; : and provides ' that
5,000 voters of the state may, by peti
:tion, propose ]a 5 specific and particular;
amendment -^ to>:.the constitution and !
have that" amendment submitted to the 5,;
people at the general election next suc
ceeding. A second amendment con
fers, upon registry voters the ". right ?to
vote in the election of city V councils.
The third provides that the governor's '
:. veto : may be overruled by a ; majority ;
'of all the *■■' members ~ : f elected to each ;
house. -.V^*.. :" :;.?T~.;;'"''--'*:' --'■■:'.--:/-' r' '
The' Republican members are much
"oppbs^dvtp the special session and did
not I conceal their purpose Ato bring " j
about adjournment 'of the session : with-
out delay and without discussion of the
.The effort of Gov. Garvin to obtain
the three amendments to the constitu
:ion was frustrated by the failure of
the general assembly to act on any of
them, although there was a spirited de
bate in both branches. Both branches,
tiowever, passed a resolution condemn
ing the action "of the governor in^calling
the extra session and calling for an ad
journment until Nov. 15.
- The resolution condemning the gov
ernor was introduced by Senator Sti
hess.. Republican, but the debate was
called almost entirely by the Demo- i
cratic members, as the governor failed !
to recognize any of the Republicans. I
The concurrent action of the house on !
the resolution brought the session to v.
Prize Court Decides Calchas Case
VLADIVOSTOK, Sept. 15.—The
prize court has decided to release the
British steamer Calchas (captured
while bound from Puget sound ports to
Japan by the Vladivostok squadron)
and also the neutral portions of the
vessel's cargo. That part of the cargo
consigned to Japan, consisting of flour,
cotton and timber, is confiscated. The
Calchas will be detained three months
in order to allow its -owners time for
an appeal from the prize court's deci
sion. The Russian naval representa
tive before the court protested against
the release of the vessel.
ST. PETERSBURG, Sept. 15.—The
decision of the Russian government in !
regard to contraband of war will prob- i
ably be communicated -to Ambassa- I
dors MeCormick and Hardinge tomor-
: The Bond-you Have Always Bought, and which has been.■;.-{• "••;•;
.in use.for over 30 years, has borne the signature of •■. '
•'■-•^~':;"'^^^'^ t^""'' ' — and lias been made under his per- "
fiz jCj£/~¥fl'/~~rf*~' sonal supervision since its infancy.
+wt&T&%- J-€i4cA444 Allow no one to deceive you in this.
Ail Counterfeits, Imitations and " Just-as-good" are but
Experiments that trifle with and endanger the health of
; Infants >: and Experience V against Experiment, . ;. -
Castoria is a harmless substitute for Castor Oil, Pare*
goric, Drops and Syrups. It: is Pleasant. - ll r : > y
contains neither Opium, ; Morphine nor ; other Narcotic/:/.v : -
substance. Its age is its guarantee. It destroys Worms
and allays Feverislmess. It cures Diarrhoea and Wind Z> /;
Colic. It relieves Teething Troubles, cures Constipation, ■ - "
and Flatulency. It assimilates the Food, regulates the
Stomach and Bowels, giving healthy and natural sleep*
The Children's Panacea—The Mother's Friend. " '\' " "rV
rf Bears the Signature of '
The Kind You Have Always Bought
In Use For Over 30 Years.
•■'.'■>' : - CT. I■. -Xv THE CENTAUR. COMPANY, TTMUWWAY STHCET. HEW VOWK CITY. 1. V . ..- : ". --' \ : '„l.
row. It will be favorable to the con
tention that foodstuffs are conditional
contraband, if addressed to an enemy's
unblockaded ports, where the ship's
papers are regular and the goods are
consigned to private persons or firms
and not to a government direct. The
American view regarding some of the
other points, however, is not conceded.
For instance, it is believed that Rus
sia -will insist on the contraband char
acter of railroad material. Under the
application of this decision the ad
miralty court here will reverse the de
cision of the Vladivostok prize court
so far as it relates to the confiscation
of flour, as in thd cases of the Arabia
and Calchas, addressed to Japanese
A dispatch from Vladivostok says
that the Calchas has not yet been re
leased, a hitch having arisen over the
claim of the judge advocate, Lieut.
Gerve, who seized the Calchas, he
contending that she is liable to con
fiscation for carrying official corre
spondence of the enemy.
The fact that the prize court has
condemned a portion of the cargo is
a natural sequence of the interpreta
tion of the Russian prize regulations
made by the court in the case of the
Portland & Asiatic line steamer Ara
bia, also seized by the Vladivostok
squadron, and other vessels, find doea
not affect the ultimate decision by the
admiralty court, which will put into
effect the modifications already de
cided upon in principle by the com
mission here along lines favorable to
the American and British contentions.
Japanese Levy Taxes in Manchuria
MUKDEN, Sept. 15.—The Japanese
are causing excitement among the na
tives of Manchuria as they advance
by establishing their own system of
taxation and administration as though
the country were actual Japanese ter
ritory. They are paying for supplies
with promissory notes on the war
fund, a blanket note being given for
the payment of each village on the
basis of population, leaving the resi
dents to divide pro rata. FeAV of these
:notes have yet been collected in cash,
but Japanese officers are collecting a
tax "levied for war expenses." They
have even advised the governor of
Mukden' to discontinue the salt tax,
as it will be'readjusted upon, a Jap
anese basis. Tlueyhave readjusted the
customs duties at Yinkow and placed
so heavy a tax upon" the thousands of
boats sailing thence as to almost par
alyze trade. . .
Much bushw,hackLng : .is .going on on
the road south of Mukden, and many
Russian soldiers have been 'kille.4 from
..the fields" of Chinese corn. However,
the corn harvest'will soon begin and
when the fields .are cleared the coun
try will be much more suitable for
military operation. The conduct of the
Linu-yang indicates a laxity of disci
pline. " One of the fir*st .incidents after
the occupation wa^s the opening of
music halls. . ... \ . ;
Negro Does Some Accepting
. DES MOINES, lowa, Sept. 15.—
George L. Moore, of Ottumwa, lowa,
presidential nominee of the National
Liberal party,'today sent his letter of
acceptance to Stanley P. Mitchell, of
Memphis, chairman of ■ the notification
committee. The National Liberal party
represents an independent movement
of negroes of the country. Mr. Moore's
letter is devoted in the main to a
discussion of - negro disfranchisement.
It is bitter in its arraignment of both
Democrats 1 and Republicans, and it
holds the latter especially responsible
for the failure of the negro to get full
political recognition.. He accuses the
Republicans of having betrayed the
negro, while holding out false induce
ments to him.- He appeals to the ne
groes of the country to stand their
ground and insists that in that way
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Will Reduce Philippine Army
WASHINGTON, D. C, Sept. 15.—
With a view to a reduction in thje ex
pense of maintaining large military es
tablishments in the Philippines, Lieut.
Gen. Chaffee, chief of staff, recently
cajaled an inquiry to Gen. Wade, com
manding the Philippine division, ask
ing if conditions in the islands? would
not justify the reduction of the present
military force there from four regi
ments of cavalry and nine of infantry
to three regiments of cavalry and sev
en of infantry. Gen. Chaffee received
a reply from Gen. Wade expressing the
opinion that the proposed reduction of
military strength was not only practi
cable but advisable. It is more than
probable arrangements will be made to
bring home the troops in excess of the
number regarded by Gens. Chaffee and
Wade as essential to the situation.
Possible Ground for Complaint
ST.- PETERSBURG, Sept. 15.—The
foreign office says that no instruc
tions have been sent to Paul Lessar,
Russian minister at Peking, to protest
against the" reported presence of Jap
anese troops at Simmintin. The for
eign office has no actual information
of the presence of a Japanese column
at Simmintin, but says that if the re
port is true it is another plain viola
t'V-n by Japan of China's neutrality.
Russians Deny
ST. PETERSBURG, Sept. 15.—The
war office denies the reports that 3,000
men of Lieut. Gen. ZassalitcH's corps
have been captured, that he hasxbeen
wounded, and that dum-dum bullets
were used by Russians at Liau-yang-.
The general staff denies that Gen. Line
vitch has marched into northeastern
Korea from Vladivostok and cut Gen.
Kuroki's communication with Feng
Wang Cheng.
Can Duplicate Russ Reinforcements
LONDON. Sept. 15.—The Daily Mail's
correspondent at Chiiu says that 300,000
Chinese coolies are engaged upon Japan
ese intrenchments between Dalny and
Port Arthur.
The Post's correspondent at Shanghai
hears that the calling out of a portion of
"the Japanese territorial army is imminent.
From Tokyo the correspondent of the
Standard telegraphs that the Chinese gov
ernment is becoming very uneasy over
the fate of Manchuria. An unconfirmed
report, he says, is current that Wu Ting
fang, the Chinese assistant foi^eign min
ister, will leave Peking shortly on a
special mission to Europe and America
on the Manchurian question.
Bennet Burleigh, cabling from Tien
Tsip to the Telegraph, insists that the
Japanese casualties in the battle of Liau
yang are nearer 30,000 than 17,000. ' Mr.
Burlergh's dispatch says:
"The Japanese, who are bad horsemas
ters. have many thousands of animals
foundered, terribly galled and sored. Re
inforcements both of men and horses are
being hastened northward. The- mikado's
troops~hold secretly but strongly all the
districts to the north along The Liao
river up to Sin Mintin. I believe the
chunchus are organizing for some im
portant operations north of Mukden.
"Oyama was overheard to say at Liau
yang that stubborn as Kuropatkin is, he v
must now be in a desperate condition and
aware that his game will not do. What
ever corps Russia may mobilize, Japan
can duplicate them with better troops
put into the field more quickly."
Prince Bismarck Very Low
FRIEDRICHSRUHE, Sept. 15.—Prince
Herbert. Bismarck's condition is most
grave. According to a recent version the
princVs condition was hopeless and ab
dominal cancer was hinted at. Another
report said the prince was suffering from
ptomaine poisoning, due to eating bad
fish. Prince Herbert is the eldest son Of
the late Prince Bismarck. He was born
in Berlin, Dec. 28, 1849, and married
Margaret, Countess of Hoyes, in 1892.

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