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1c«l campaign purposes.
Electric Traction Deal.
The varioiis electric light plants and
lnterurban railways operating through
mt central Kentucky have been
feought and consolidated at a cost of
$10,000,000 by J. Levering Jones and
T. M. Chandler & Co. of Philadelphia
School Board Its Own Builders.
The School Journal is authority for
the statement that the Chicago board
ef education has decided to free itself
from the contractors by undertaking
the construction of its own school build
lugs. In addition to this the board i
considering the practicability of equip
In# the buildings from the school work
•hops. Already in its repair shops tht
board has begun to manufacture desks,
blackboards and other school furniture
University Emulates College.
President Harper of the Universltj
ot Chicago has announced a plan for
the reorganization of the. junior col
leges and they division into small col
leges to be known as colleges of art,
literature, scieuce and philosophy. iJ7\
each of which there will be separate
colleges for men and women. The idea
of thin policy is to secure that more in
timate association between professor
and student which constitutes the chier
attraction of the small colleges.
A New Writing Method.
A new method of teaching penman
•hip in the classroom has been adopted
la the schools of Newark, N. J., says
the Newark News. In place of the old
blank copy books the writing Instructor
baa prepared an original set of letter
cards containing capitals, small letters
and figures, which are fastened to the
blackboard in each room. These will
be constantly before the children while
the teacher gives instruction In for
ward slant writing.
A§ainst Harvard-Tech. Merger.
The Massachusetts supreme court
bas ruled that the Massachusetts In
stitute of Technology could not use
more than one-third of its estate in
Boston for building and could not sell
the property under the grant of 1862.
This conflicts with the projected merg
ing of the institute with Harvard uni
versity, as the property of the former
was to be sold after the merger was
#foeovery Concerning Pearls.
The time honored notion that pearls
•re formed about an intruding grain of
jtand Is not bocne out by the official
report of Professor Herdman's investi
gations into the Ceylon pearl fisheries.
He finds that in the majority of cases
pearls are formed by the deposition
of nacre around the dead bodies of
spherical larvae of the small marine
tape worm which Infects the Ceylon
pearl oyster. In other cases the irri
tant body is a small crystal found in
certain mussels.
#trange Earthquake Results.
In the extreme southern province of
Italy, where the recent disastrous
earthquakes have occurred, It is noted
that certain wells which have never
fcnawn to fail are drying up, while
jtfhera are overflowing, some producing
&ot water. The valleys are bringing
l&jHa new springs and water courses.
$3§ms of an Unknown Race.
An idol of stone, apparently a war
god of some prehistoric race, has been
•ent from Salt Lake City to the Smith
aanlan institution at Washington. It
waa found recently by W. L. Bachtell
"l» a cave high on a cliff side where the
Jtackskln mountains rise to a height of
20,000 feet above the desert at the
Colorado canyon's northern rim. The
4gure was cut from stone presumably
with chisels of copper hardened by a
process known to the ancient Egyp
tians and lost for hundreds of years.
The cave in which the idol was found
Was closed at its mouth and accidental­
discovered by a prospector digging
•f&r copper. Numerous implements and
fressels were also found, different in
form from those of Indian, Aztec or
•cliff dwellers.
Hoth Pest Imminent.
Entomologists who are studying the
4Both situation in Massachusetts pre
•t that the brown tail variety, which
been torturing humanity in that
Is sure to spread eventually to
gulf of Mexico and constitute liiin
melt a national pest. The gypsy moth,
f#r the extermination of which the
estate spent $1,260,000, is also spread
ing again, the work of stamplng' bM
®v» having been suspended Jijfr lack
appropriation. The chief '.damage
-«mmght by the brown tall moth is the
-destruction of all kinds of trees and
.^jAnibs by defoliation. When they
iOMae in contact with human flesh
yinfill nettling follows as the result
-tiny hairs working into the flesh like
.~vfg»erc«pine needles. Many cases of poi
t&i&m have been reported.
heredity's Secret Solved.
JJr. Tbeobald Smith, orofesaor of
comparative pathology at Harvard,
says that while experimenting with the
blood -of horses in making serum it
was found that the red corpuscles from
some horses showed a greater resist
ance than those of other horses. From
repeated tests this variation was found
to be constant. This discovery is be
lieved to be of the utmost importance
as bearing on the problem of heredity,
as from the same horse the red cor
puscles always developed the same re
sistance or vitality.
New Mental Measurement.
The discovery has been made by E.
H. Muller of Zurich, Switzerland, that
«feafHges in the physical state -of the
body corresponding to mental proc
esses are electrical and hence suscepti
ble to great accuracy of measurement.
This Is on the authority of Dr. Albert
Grandwitz, in the Scientific American.
It was already known that mental
processes are attended by physical al
terations. For instance, excitemenjt
raises the temperature of the blood,
while fear and anxiety lower it Mr.
Muller finds that the conductivity of
the body undergoes great variations
according to the hour of the day and
the state of the mind.
Dan Patch Lowers Record.
At Allentown, Pa., Sept. 21, I)ah
Patch broke two world's records amid
the enthusiasm of 100,000 spectators,
going a mile in 2:01 fiat, driven by M.
C. Hershey. The great pacer also went
a mile to wagon in 2:05, the previous
record of 2:lli4 having been held by
his sire, Joe Patch en.
Libraries Bar Bernard Shaw.
On the say so of Arthur E. Bostwick,
head of the circulation department of
New York city's free libraries, "Man
and Superman" and other works by G.
Bernard Shaw have been relegated to
the restricted shelves, where they are
not obtainable by the general reading
public. His reason for this action is
that Shaw attacks existing social con
The seismic disturbances in southern
Italy continued, and all of the existing
volcanos are active. Lava from Stroin
boli is flowing into the sea. Relief sub
scriptions throughout Italy have now
amounted to $500,000, and the Red
Cross has sent shelter tents for 2,000
homeless persons into the stricken dis
trict of Calabria.
The German authorities are having
success in their efforts to check the
spread of cholera, but the disease has
broken out at Lodz, Poland.
In a head-on collision between' a
Reading pay train and a passenger
train at Farnitz, Pa., Sept. 21 six per
sons were killed and twenty injured.
Five thousand persons were envel
oped in the folds of the great tent of
the Ilingling Bros', circus which col
lapsed in a windstorm at Maryville,
Mo., and in the ensuing panic one man
was killed and hundreds were injtired.
The list of dead from the explosion
and fire in the plant of the Climax
Fuse company at Avon, Conn., reached
Floods in the Missouri valley have
been disastrous to the corn crop in
many places.
George MacDonnld, the famous Eng
lish novelist, best known for his story
entitled, "The Annals of a Quiet Neigh
borhood," died at London, Sept. 18,
aged eighty-one.
General Isaac Jones Wistar, the dis
tinguished civil war veteran, scientist
and philanthropist, died at Philadel
phia, Sept. 18, at the age of seventy
Peat as a Fuel.
Experiments being made at Lexing
ton, Mass., with peat as a fuel for lo
comotives and general manufacturing
Industries are proving successful, and
it is predicted that a period of new
commercial possibilities is at hand.
The Boston and Maine railroad is
using big quantities of peat In its en
gines on short runs, with satisfying
results. The inventor of the apparatus
for preparing peat says his discovery
will revolutionize manufacturing in
districts far from coal fields. The ad
vantages over coal are more heat, low
er cost and much less smoke. The one
disadvantage is that coal and peat can
not be used together. It must be one
or the other. Peat, which has long
been used in Europe, is made from
vegetable deposits, dug out of swamps
and dried into briquettes that are most
as hard as coal. No disfiguration of
the earth occurs, as the holes fill im
mediately and add to the number of
the state's beautiful lake*.
African Cotton Fails.
A report issued by the (fepartment of
commerce and labor shows that the
result of the attempt to grow cotton
in West Africa has been very discour
aging owing to the absence of trans
portation and the lack of laboc^
Baggage Cars Next to'-Engine#Vv_
With a view to lessening the danger
Injury to passengers in the event of
a collision, the Pennsylvania railroad!
officials have ordered thai: baggage
the locomotive lh
nikking up passenger-trains. This rule
holds whether the car is needed for
baggage or not. Always a baggage
car must be attached to the locomotive.
In the case of combination cars the
baggage end must be at the frrifil
Qoed Foresters In Demand.
The forestry service has issued a
bulletin stating that good positions
await trained foresters and that the
demand for them Is constantly increas
ing both for public and private work.
During the last year seven of the bu­
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reau's force have left to take up work
with private owners, and four other,1!
have accepted public positions in dif
ferent states.
A New Hudson Tunnel.
The incorporation of the intetofiate
Tunnel Railway company of New Jer
sey calls attention to the purpose for
which it was organized—namely, to
construct a tunnel under the Hudson
to a terminal at Chambers street, be
tween Broadway and the Brooklyn
fridge terminal, for the use of surface
electric lines in
nprthern N e
J. B. McDonald.
Jersey. With this
tyjihel complet
ed, the Public
Service system
announces Its
Intention to add
a high speed di
rect line from
Newark which
will deliver pas
sengers at the
New York city
hall In fifteen
minutes. Ar
rangements have
also been made
for a joint passenger station at Jersey
City which will enable the Erie rail
way to transfer its passengers to the
tunnel line. It is estimated that the
train time between Jersey City and
the New York terminal will not ex
ceed five minutes. Applications for
the necessary rights will be made to
the rapid transit commission at once.
The tunnel company has an authorized
capital of $7,500,000, and its line will
-extend one and a third miles and sev
enty feet below mean high water mark.
John B. McDonald, who built the Man
hattan subways, is among the incor
porators. The move is believed to be
a part of the war between the trolley
systems and the Pennsylvania railroad.
Milwaukee, Sept. 29.—Mayor Rose
had no hesitation in announcing what
he told the grand jury when ques
tioned by that body. From his ac
count he practically read the riot act
to the inquisitors and defied them to
bring an indictment against him if
they could.
He discussed the street railway
franchise of 1900 and tiie contracts
for asphalt pavements and indulged in
sharp comments against District At
torney McGovern and his assistant,
Henry F. Cochems. No mention was
made of gambling.
"I told them," said the mayor, "that
I was sick and tired of having impu
tations made against my character
and honesty, that it had been fre
quently commented about the city
that 1 had received all the way from
$30,000 to $75,000 in North American
stock for my part in the passage of
the street railway franchise and I do
not know how much more.
"I told them that if they could find
one scintilla of evidence to that effect,
or any similar effect, for God's sake
indict me and end all this indiscrim
inate talk.
"I told the jury that I would like the
opportunity to tell them all about miy
connection with the case. Several of
the jury expressed the desire to hear
my story and I told it at length."
Jury Returns Verdict of Manslaughter
Against Squaw.
Ashland, Wis., Sept. 29.—The jury
In the Smart murder case acquitted
John Smart but found his wife Char
lotte guilty of manslaughter in the
second degree, the pendity'fOr I Which
is from four to seven years in state's
prison. The evidence plainly showed
that Tom Smart was killed by repeat
ed blows on the head, struck by Char
lotte Smart with a hammer. There
was no premeditation. The killing
was the outcome of a drunken quarrel
over trivial matters indulged in by
the Smart brothers and the two wo
men who were with them, Charlotte
Smart and Lucy Cloud. All the par
ties concerned were Indians, living on
the Odanah reservation.
Seven Thousand New York Painters
Threaten to Strike.
New York, Sept. 29.—Seven thou
sand painters connected with the
United Brotherhood of Painters, Dec
orators and Paperhangers, who have
presented a demand to the Master
Painters' association for an increase
In wages of 50 cents a day each,
threaten a general strike.
Plain painters are now receiving
(3.50 a- day and ornamental pointers
get $4.'
The demand will be placed before
the general arbitration board of the
building trades with a request that *t
be conceded within ten days.
Miafeisjripio White Woman Given Ten
Years in Prison.
Magnolia, Miss., Sept. 2d.—Bessie
Perkins, a white woman, has been
sentenced to ten years in the peniten
tiary for marrying and living with a
negro named Robert Brown. Judge
Wilkinson, in passing sentence, said
tie regretted that he could make the
punishment no heavier. The woman
declared that she did not know
Brown was a negro. Brown has left
tie country.
of Interest
Th Sweden, Norway and
Conference Between Norway »nd
Sweden Gives Promise of End
ing Moat Amicably.
All eyes are turned t® Karlstad,
where the Swedish and Norwegian
delegates are endeavoring to settle
their troublesome differences. To
judge from recent dispatches the two
countries are' approaching an agree
ment. The main point of dispute
seems to be the disposal of the frontier
fortresses and the right of the Swed
ish Laplanders to pasture their deer
in Norway during certain seasons of
the year. It, is believed in many cir
cles that this question will be settled
much sooner than that of the demoli
tion of the fortresses. It is further
understood that as a basis of agree
ment Sweden has promised to sign an
arbitration treaty as soon as Norway
is recognized as a separate state,
while Norway agrees to destroy all
the new frontier fortifications.
Said Professor Hjarne in a recent in
terview: "In allowing the Norwegian
fortresses to stand, Sweden has given
in to a certain extent. A zone of neu
trality on the frontier has been es
tablished, however, so that Sweden
has gained her main point. Under the
new arrangement Norway's line of
frontier defenses will be broken and
Sweden at most will have only to con
struct fortresses outside the zone of
neutrality opposite Kongsvinger and
Fredriksten. At any rate the riksdag
will soon be summoned to ratify the
Karlstad settlement."
A Swedish-German commercial al
liance is about to be formed and lead
ing German business houses have
sent their representatives to Sweden
with a view of formulating such an
alliance, which would undoubtedly be
of much value to both countries.
Sweden's trade with Germany is
steadily increasing, especially is this
true of the iron exports. It is also
believed that it is Sweden's purport
to joint with Germany against the
overwhelming inroads of the Ameri
can export trade to the two countries.
The report that the powers had
made representations to Sweden ap
pears to be based on the fact that
Great Britain, France and Germany
offered their friendly services if nec
essary. It is a well known fact that
King Edward is especially friendly to
Sweden, the two royal houses having
recently been united* by the marriage"
of Prince Gustaf Adolph to Princess
The candidature of a prince of the
house of Bernadotte for the Norwegian
throne is now considered to be set
aside. It is believed that the Nor
wegians will turn to Prince Charles
of Denmark, who will undoubtedly be
chosen king of Norway. There are
many people in Sweden, however,
who believe that Norway will" declare
herself a republic.
The Ringlinien, which comprises a
network of electric lines in the city,
is doing an excellent business. The
electric cars were introduced only
about two years ago and have proven
to be of immense benefit to the Stock
holm public. Only a limited speed
and a limited number of passengers
are allowed.
Count Oscar Frolich died very sud
denly on his estate at Djursholm week
before last. He was born in 1828 and
was a son of Count G. E. Frolich. for
many years a landshofding In Stock
holm "len." The deceased leaves a
wife and four children, the oldest son
being a prominent banker of Stock
Professor France von Scheele of TJp
sala university has been appointed in
spector of the public schools of Stock
holm. The new inspector is an ex
perienced educator, having been iden
tified with educational work during
the past twenty-five years. He was
born in 1853 and was professor of
pedagogy at the Upsalo university.
A. Eperjesy de Szasvoros de Toti
has been appointed successor to Count
von Brandis as Austria's envoy to
Sweden. The former has for a num
ber of years been Austria's minister
in Lisbon and Count von Brandis has
now been removed to The Hague.
The Danish corporal punishment
law is about to be introduced in Swe
den. It is especially recommended by
prison wardens, who believe it would
be the better way of handling the
younger criminals.
Sweden will build a new torpedo
boat at a cost of 884,000 crowns. The
contract has been given the Kockum
company of MalmO.
Karl Sidenblad has tendered his
resignation as chief of the bureau of
statistics and \jrill be succeeded by
Kla# G. Often. 7
Says W. B. Chamberlain In a letter
to the Minneapolis Journal Sept. 15:
"Despite the bellicose tone of some of
the dispatches that have been coming
from Scandinavia, I still believe that
Sweden and I?Qrwyiy will find a peace
ful way out of their difficulties. It is
true that the delegates of the two
kingdon)* now in session at Karlstad
de not appear to be making much
progress. But it must be remembered
that the sessions are absolutely secret
and that the newspaper men present
have been quite unable to secure any
authentic information as to what is
happening in the conference. Then,
too, the session is likely to be a long
one. Scandinavian statesmen are as
fond of argument as a Scotchman,
and will thresh out every phase of the
question and from every standpoint
before reaching an agreement. What,
after all, is there to fight over? Swe
den, in the proposal of its riksdag,
practically guaranteed that the inde
pendence would be granted. That.is
the crux of the whole question. Ail
other questions are merely matters of
detail. Sweden naturally wants some
concessions as a salve to her pride.
One of these, the demolition of toe
frontier fortresses, touches Norway's
pride. And so there is a dispute over
this point, which gives the sensation
mongers an opportunity to cut tue
leashes of the war dogs in their in
flammatory cablegrams. But it is im
possible to suppose that the brother
peoples will go to war over such a
dispute as that The arbitration trea
ty Norway wants will be granted by
Sweden, when this matter and the
recognition of the new Norway are
French correspondents from Paris
insist that Norway is warlike in spite
of the fact that these reports have
been emphatically denied from Nor
wegian sources. Says a correspondent
from Paris in one of his recent let
ters: "Despite the contradictory state
ments made on the subject, informa
tion reaching the highest quarters
here shows that the mobilization of
Norway's forces is now going on. The
French government has made con
ciliatory representations at Stockholm
with the view to averting a rupture."
The Aftenposten's correspondent at
Karlstad says the arbitration question
may be regarded as almost settled and
that both sides are directing their ef
forts toward a satisfactory under
standing in regard to the Freriksten
and Kongsviinger fortresses. The
Morgenbladet's correspondent remains
doubtful. He declares that it is too
early for hopeful prognostications re
garding the outcome of the negotia
tions and urges Norway to be alei"1
A semi-official denial was issued in
Christiania Sept. 18 on the continued
charges of Swedish papers to the ef
fect that Norway is mobolizing her
troops. It declares that Norway has
made no military preparations except
such as were absolutely necessary
from a defensive point of view and
that the report that practically all the
troops in central Norway and in the
frontier districts have been mobilizeu
is unfounded.
Fort Ivongsinger, (now a bone of
contention in the settlement disputes
ir Karlstad), was erected in 1683 and
played an important part in later wars
between Sweden and Norway. Tt is
sixty-two miles from Christiania on
the railway connecting the Norwegian
capital with Stockholm. After the
union of Swedeu and Norway it was
dismantled and remained. so up to a
few years ago.
Norwegian divers have arrived at
Jacobstad. Finland, to examine the
wreck of the British steamer John
Grafton, which was sunk by her crew
Sept. 10 after landing a part of her
cargo of arms and ammunition on a
barren island in the Gulf of Bothnia.
Among the steamer's salved cargo
boxes of btvmb8 and explosives have
been found, besides a number of
A Swedish-American named Nils A.
Anderson committed suicide in a pri
\ate hotel in Trondhjem a few days
ago. He leaves a wife and three chil
dren in America.
The net receipts of the Norwegian
postal department last year was 469,
000 crowns. 132,000 crowns In excess
of the budgetted estimate.
Olaf Gulbrandsson. of Munich, the
Norwegian cartoonist, has been fatal
ly injured in an accident ^liile tour
ing in,his automobile.
An Ole Bull statue was presenteu
the Bergen theater by Mme. Wallen
dahl and not by Consul Bocs, as previ
ously reported.
Dr. Olav Johan-01seii has pro
nounced Hans Matbiesen insane. The
latter is notorious throughout Norway
as a forgeR.
Denmark's oldest teacher Is Peder
Hansen of Loland, who celebrated his
83d birthday a few days ago. He
has been a teacher for more than six
ty-two years and has been superin
tendent of the Mageltving school on
Loland for thirty-seven years. He is
now on the retired list, but is still en
joying excellent health.
The steamer "Echo" arrived at
Copenhagen the other day with a car
go of 300 Iceland ponies. They were
all shipped to Aaftorg. The hardy
little animals are unusually quick and
strong and the long sea voyage did
not seem to have affected them in the
Josef Hansen, editor of Sydfjal
land's Social Demolcrat, committed
suicide a few days ago by shooting
himself in the head with a revolver
In his own office. It Js tbojight that
Hansen killed hin\pelf ty A fit
porary insanity, v
The Danish state railways during
the year of 1904 show a surplus of 7,
250,000 crowns. It is only a few years
ago since they barely brought an in
come sufficient to defray the general
The A. E. Gamel company, which
lecently celebrated the 100th anni
versary of its existence, has donated
a sum of 10,000 crowns to the Com
n.ercial Union.
To all Points in the
Northwest and on
thz Pacific Coast
No. 9, passenger 1:02 a en
No, 3, passenger 10:46
No. 21, passenger 3:45 at
No. 255, accommodation 1:15 tn
No. 10, passenger 2:12 a
No, 4, pissengcr 5 45pm
No. 22, passenger 11:30 am
No. 256, accommodation ......... 12'4Gpm
No, 59, passenger,goingwest.... 4:00 tn
No. 60, passenger, going east.... 11:00 a
Way freight, Tuesday, Thursday,
and Saturday, due to leave at 7:00 a.m.
carries passengers,
Local Agent, Morris, Minn
iSci£2 morris
:30 pm Lv St. Paul Ar 2:20
:15 pm Xittle Falls 10:45 am
:45 pm Ar Morris Lv 7:20 am
Through tickets to all points in the
United States, Canada, Alaska, China
and Japan.
Northern Pacinc Express money orders
for sale. Bankable anywhere.
CHAS. S. FEE, G. F. A., St. Paul, Minn.
B. POWERS, Agent
improved FARADS
Improved farm homes at prices and
terms in reach of all. We have just
purchased another tract of 76.000 acres of
hardwood timber land, timber consist of
maple, basswood, birch and hemlock, no
pine slashings or sand. Land6 are all
within 1 to 5 miles of railroad, near good
market town, schools, churches and
creameries, good wagon roads to all of
our lands. With every purchase of land
we build a good log house 18 ft wide. 26 ft
long, 12 ft. high, with good roof, floor
windows and doors all complete, ready to
move into at prices with house complete,
$5. to $15. Per Acre.
Terms 54 cash, balance in 5 equal annual
payments, at
per cent interest.-
to cut one hundred millioh feet hardwood
timber, Here is a chance for a man with
a small portable mill to buv a small
tract of timber and do custom sawing for
his neighbors. We own several thousand
acres of timber that will cut from 7 to 10
thousand feet per acre.
Buy your tickets to Cable, on & N, w.
Ry. JUow rates to land seekers, R. R. fare
refunded to purchaser of latid. For maps
and further particulars address
Cumberland, Wis.
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