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The Dalllsh General Confronted by Ills Opponents. GXCLLUNT TRANSPORT SERVICE Ol Cta. Robtrii Surprlxi Military Aulhrl tttft Lively Operation! Mill Probably Soon be Remmed. London, Marsh 3. I.oril Ilobortn. at "Oafonteln, alx or eight mile oast of j'aardeberg, tnsos the reformed Hoer army, GWO or C000 strong. This may bo merely a corps of observation, In tending to retire on preimred positions. UeulilfoM It li recelvln,- nocretlons from tile lute liMltgtn nt tailysmHIi nml ilwm othor points. Whatever the foreo may t:o, Lord Iteberts linn ample trooiw ot cope with iU As a heavy rslu li falling on the veldt nml the greet Is Improving, this will he a good thing temporarily tor the Doors. Kard ltehorle line surprised ubeorvera by (ho excellence ot his transport dtir ing tho Unit advance and ho In likely to do bo again, although military mon hero think ho mint wait somo days ho fere going further. Tho Uoors preeumahly will tiso thin delay for nil It li worth, pulling tlinlr resources together. Dr. I,oydi glvos out tho opinion that tho llrlllsh entry to llloomfontoln li dally expected, as Commandants Dewet and Dclaroy had heon Instructed to retard the advance ot Lord Ilohorti only until the enneeu (ration under (len Jotihert had heon aoeampllshod. No adequate oxplnnntlon In made ot the 60,000 reinforcement that are pre purlng for Lord IloberlH. Buch oxpln nations as are advanced tentatively suggest rather that tlu Cape Dutch havo beeomo more restive or that tlio Imperial government linn a hint ot for elgn suggestions as to the future status of the allied republlce. Tho admiralty board him telegraphed to the Capo commniider an oxprosslon ot admiration nud thnuhH on the part of the lords ot tho admiralty, to tho marines nnd bluo Jnckcts engaged In tho wnv, "for the splendid manner In which they havo upheld the trnilltlons of tho ncrvlco and havo added to Its reputation for resourcefulness, courngo nnd devotion." Lord Itoborts wires to tho war otllco (torn Osfonteln, under dato ot Mwch 2, ns follows: "I have Just returned from pnylng Klmberley a hurried visit, I was much gratified nt finding tho enthusiasm umong tho Klmberley people regarding tho euro ot the sick and wounded. All the houses have been converted Into hoepltnls and the men had been made most comfortable. "I was struck with the friendly man tier In which tho wounded Moors and our men chatted together upon the ox- Iierlunees of tho enmpnlgn." I'runi llullrr. London, March 3. Tho war olllee hns reeelvcd tho following dispatch from Gen. Duller: "Lndyamlth, Friday, Mureh 2, 0:30 li. in. 1 find tho defeat ot tho Doors inoro aomploto thai' 1 had dared to an tlilpato. Tula wholo district Is com iiletely cleared ot them, and, oxoept nt the tap of Van llcenen's Pass, where several wagons nro visible, I can And uo traco ot them, "Tholr last train left Moddcr fiprult about 1 o'clock yesterday, and then they blow up tho bridge. They packed their wagons six days ago, moving them to the north of Ladysmlth, no that we had no chance ot Intercepting them, but they have loft vast quantities ot ammunition ot all sorts, herds, grass, amp and Individual necessaries. Thoy have got away with all their guns ox oept two." ituiuor of lUvolt. Mobile, Ala., March 3. Hearing upon the Washington dispatch tolling of eeme fear that everything Is not serene in Havana, the following from a eer ressjonsmt ot local psper uu itele of Feb. St l ef Interest: "I have IftftWe Information that there is te be a rtelHg oh the island ere lung, lately there has been r great demand fr spurt, machete and hammoeka, (he three KlnelMil Implements st Cuban a art. Several of the store hare I ml their entire sleek ef these Hon. W. J. Dryau made two ad dresses at Bhreveport, La., on the 1st. lilt .irrltMl. Ladytmltk, Mareh 3. dsn. Duller. aeMmpaiilMl by hl stuff, arrived here TkUtsday. He entered the town un iioUeetl. as mere calvary was eouilng In during the morning. The new or his arrival Men spread, however, and den. VvMie and hie staff at enee went (o re ret re him. The two generate met im(d a scene ef tremendous cnthusl mm sad On. Duller had an Immsns reeentloK. It le understood (bat (he Bom are In full flight toward (he Free (Mate and a Hying column of Iadrsilh traces are pursuing them. INDIAN TEMRITOHV ITEMS. Hwftetl lintee court will oenveno nt PshIs Valley Mareh . Judge Ynneey tawta myt Indian Tor- rll&ry ee ml I turns are feet Improving. Mlneoln has been skipping on an nv- srsra one ear of hog per week to Dal-la. Den Meeker, IT years old. was fatally stabbed In front ot the llroadway Metti odbit church, Anlmore. Italls for the Frlwo extension from Raptilna to Drn.son have hern purohn. ed, nnd work will toon begin. Chief llumnnton ami the Cherokee delegation hnve gone to Washington to urge tho ratification ot tho Chorokeo treaty, now ponding. The strict quarantine which has been luforced against the smallpox Infected towns by Anlmore has been raised and that elty again welcome nil comers. J. C. Wlllhune' grocery and contents at Iltuh Springe burneil. nleo die gro cery house of J. II. I lay nw. The land mark newspaper utile was likewise de stroyed. Much etithuslNsm prevails In many parts of the Territory over the work ot the late South MeAletter meeting, nnd the reeling Is expressed that great good will result. On n plantation In the bottom near Caldwell 1). Fowler, n six-year old boy, had a lamp on the floor anil was pick Ing n splinter out ot his font. Tho lamp exploded nnd ho wits frightfully perhaps fatally, burnod. Will Little, In charge ot tho land appraisers, working In the Choctaw uud Chickasaw nations, soys tho work ot appraising Is programing well nnd thcra Is considerable ot it ready for allot ment so far as the appraisers arc con cerned. Dr. J. A. Sterrelt, chairman ot the Choctaw towuslte commission, Says It will require a long time to finish up the work ut platting, appraising and selling the townsltes In ths Choctaw nation, and that upon the work of the commission depends the allotment ot lands. Purrlii IIIimii Mr.wir, Washington, March 3. The president Friday sent the following message to congress: To tho Sennto nud llauio ot Itcprc Bontiitlvee: Blnco the evacuation of Puerto Hlco by tho Spanish forces on tho 18th of October of 1890 tho United Btntrs has collected on products coming from that Island to tho ports of tho United States tho duties fixed by tho Dlugloy act and amounting to $2,095.- 155.88, and will contlnuo to collect un der snld law until congross shnll other wise direct. Although I had tho power nnu having In mind tho best Interests of (ho peoplo ot (ho Island used to modify duties on goods and products entering Into Puerto Itlco, I did not have tho power to remit or modify du- tlos on Puerto lllcnn products coming Into the ports ot (he United States. In view of the pressing necessity for Immediate revenue in Puerto Illro for conducting (he government thoro nnd for (he oxtonslun of public education nud In view ot the principle ot legisla tion just Inaugurated by (he house or representative nnd for the purposo ot making (ho principle embodied In that legislation applicable to the Immedlato past as well as to the immediate future, I recommend that tho nbovo sum no collected nud (ho sums hereaftor col lected under the existing; laws shall, without waiting for (lie unaetmont of the general legislation now pending, be appropriated for tho tiso nnd benefit of the Island. WILLIAM MoKINLRY. Kxecutlvo Mansion, March 2, 1900. Tho reading of tho mossago wns grcotcd with Itopubllonn applause In tho house, nnd Mr. Cannon asked unan imous consent for the Immediate pass age of a bill (o carry out Hie recom mendation. Thoro was no objection, and it was agreed that (hero should bo twenty minutes debate on n slue. Ill t'llill . Washington, Mareh 3. The following telegram was reeelved at the war de partment: Fort Sam Houston, Tex.. Marsh 1 Adjutant General, Washington: The following telegram whs rseeived from Fort lilies: Have ail the guilty sa4 evidence to eanvlet them exeept MeHirey, who de left!. Oorpwal Powell eoMfotwed. Louniiiioitounn, Commanding. MeKllllllN. This refers (a (he reeoHt riot at III Pa between seme negro enhlliea and Jail efiletals. MAN, "WOMAN, CHILI). A soft summer wind whisper! through the leaves of two sister ma ples (hat stood lu the lawn at the ana of a lane lmrttsrd by rows ef stateiy locust tress. The white blossoms hung IMT ovr all the trees ami the fragrant perfume fell like Incense, sweetening all the nlr. With every tipple ot drsme the hlrw fjpms fell like suowtlakea through tli deep purple shadows in the arvftd through which the lane ran. Hack from ths maple a white farm house stood, and all about lay the Iihsh ot amldmorn In the Urns when spring Is turning Into summer. Ruspended between the murmuring maples n hammock swnyed softly nml In tho hammock n young man and a child lay sleeping. The arms ot (he child wero clasped around (he neck ot tho young mini and his wl eheek prcssml the cheek of the older sleeper. Straying locks ot his curly brown hair fell damply across hU chubby face. Delow tho hammock a tousled dog lay flattened against the ground, stseplug. (oo, after the morning romp. The child was Dobs." who had uesn christened Marshall Ifdwnnl Alloway. tho son nml heir of John Allowny. whose broad arres rssrhed down to (be big road where the lane and "Dob's' world ended. Ills slumber mate was "Dolm' Man." mare property Usury Avers Lyle. Junior partner ot (he nrm of Harvey, tand & Lyls. attorneys and counselors nt law, who was spend ing his vacation on the Allowny farm. Stray blots ot sunlight tillered through the loaves and dun?od upon (ho green lawn as the breeze swayed (ho branches ot (he maples. Out by tho Imrn (ho pigeons cooed softly, ami nt times the "Whoa, haw!" of the hired man plowing In (ho sod Held behind (ho orchard broke the silence. Once a wagon went by on the big road, rnltlng n shower ot dust that flouted upon die again soon." and the wagnn whirled away itawn the lane In it elond of dHst. The woman stood niallenleaa, wltli her elbnws on the top of (he rail fence, When (he wnuon reached the litli, where the trig mail turned and was tost, "Man"' stood up and waved hie last good-by The woman's head sank upon her arms snd she nmalNd mottniilese un til ' Itobs" tugged at her dress and whimpered: "Me cry. loo. Man dawn flwar." Then ah look the child In her nrmt and went down Into (he ijtrtiighmtee. T. J. Ulehards kllletl a man named MeKay nt Padiieah, Collin county. Ilrlilf nml Huituii llfdrojrrit, Orange Hlver. Cape Colony. Marsh 3. The restrictions preventing nowspa- per correspondents from using this sta tion have been removed. I The news of Uen. CronJe's surrender was received with the greatest lubiln. Hon. Trains (o Klmberley are now iHiiniNG rvguiHny. The statkinmeatsr at Fourteen Streams passed through here Wednes day. He says ths Doers under Com mandant Dutolt. passing north with a lOO-pounder, completely destroyed the bridge and station there. nlr until (ho wagon had dlsappoarod, rumbling across tho bridge where ttio rood turned toward (he (own. Presently n snatch ot song, brokenly accompanied by (ho clatter ot tin, came from tho houso. A flash of tight from bright buckets brightened tho halt anil n (nil girl came out on (he porch. As alio beheld (ho sleeping pair tlio notes ot tho song dropped and she came rapidly forward ncross the grass, humming stilt the nlr of the hymn nud, bending over the hammock, print cd n hiss upon the child's forehead. Then she deftly rigged a handkerchief to protect the furs of the sleepers from the sunlight, nnd, smiling, stepped softly to ths tune she was humming nud went down the slope to tho whitewashed springhalts by ths groat sycamore tree. As tlio summer aged "Dabs" and his "Man" grew closer. At times (hey slept entwined lu each other's arms on tho shady side of n hay rock or on die great mound of fragrant buy In the mow. where ths pigeons cooed them to sleep. At night when Dubs had ssld his "Now I lay mo down (o sleop," (he man and tho girl sometimes sat to gcther on (ho parch. Sometimes (Hey talked in low tunes, while tho breezes sang lullnbys lu tho muple and tho stars hung like gulden russet apples lu (he blue-bluck summer sky. Somodmes (bey snt slluut ns tho fireflies danced In curtains ot soft light over the clover and (he chirr of Hie cricket nml (he song of (he frog came up (u (hem. During (huso evenings (hey eame (o know each other closer, nud she told him of her life, how. while she was away at college, her sister, ths mother ot "Dobs," hud died and she had given over all her hopes and ambitions to coino homo (o care for John Alloway's motherless child. One night ns (hey sat sllsnt (here came a patter of bare feet upon (he oilcloth in (lie nan, and "Dobs," array cl lu Innocence and red flannel, burst out upon (hem. The woman snuggled the child eloss la her arms, ami tar a Iohk Ume Me lay looking from one faoe to the other, and when he went relueUiHtly to hi trundle bed he kissed "Man" goon night. When the woman tucked him in his roueh she kissed the siiot where "Man's" Dim had touched, but she came ne more to the torch where "Man" smoked restlessly and waited as he watched the mists rlee over the valley as the moon came up. After many days, when (he grass had burned brown all along the big read and (he cattle panted knee deep In the branch, there came one morning, an unusual stir In the farmhouse. 1 "Man" was going bask to his wills nnd titles back Into the big world. Dinner was served early, but all during (he morning (he women went fibeut her work with no song. "Dobs" hung ou(o her skirls almost unnoticed, and when she did kiss him she did so absently and wKhout thinking. At noon ths big farm wagon was at the door, the trunks were throwti In, and the good by wa said. "Man kissed ' lkib ' promised "to roiee J SMALLEST MARRIED COUPLE Hinnun mill 1'ntma, Tun Tlnr Itatt In Hunt, llr that llUtliirtlnn, ftmauti and Fatuin. two liny Itost In dian, are the sensation of the hour In one of tho lending music halls ot Mer lin. They nro undoubtedly Hip small est married couple In the world. Hmniin Is the taller of the two. standing ut most to Inches In his saddled feet. Fat ma, hi belter half. Is shorter by about an Inch and a half. They were born of pes sh ut iwrents In n village of Cen tral India, nnd were brought to (ler many by u theatrical manager, who ha been traveling In the Orient In sosnh of novelties for the vaudeville staxe. ainaun has deretoied under the guidance of his malinger, Into n gym nast of no ordinary caliber, nnd Is par ticularly clever In performances nu tlie trapese and with the so-called llomsu rings. Fatma Is very light upon her test, and has made a hit In native In dian dances. Wlinl n diminutive couple they are la well shown by romimrlug their height with that of a chaniparo bottle of the quart else. When the latter is placed upright by the side of Smaun the top ot the cork Is on a lovel with tho middle of his eheok bono, whllo nt tho same time It Is almost even with the crown of Futmn's head. Doth dwarfs were born lu 1870, nnd In neighboring villages. At birth Smaun w.-lglied about twenty-three ounces, Fatma was barely seven Indies In height when born, ftmauii probably an Huh or so taller. After exhibiting Mirough (he fall nnd winter In (ler many and Austrian cities these little wonders from the far east are to visit , Pails, whore they will ho star attrnc 'ions wuiie me exposition last; a yenr h ne they expect to be lu America. ; liny as Fatma Is she Is not the small- st piTson of whom we hnve knowl '!". although she I believed to be th. mt diminutive one now living, I'oward tho end of the lust century n , hlld wns horn to a peasant couple In northern ueruinny which weighed less than nineteen ounces at birth, nnd win at that Hmo under seven Inches lu height. An ordinary wooden shoe was Its rradlo; It lived beyond Its teens and grow to the tremendous height nl seventeen and n hulf Inches, St. Louli Star. MitrliUn' lratiir of Mlml. Among other I jot wits whoso say lugs hnve convulsed Drltnln's national assembly at Westminster probably none was quicker to seize upon nn opening than Sheridan. At ono tlmo when he was u member of the opposi tion led by Fox, (he practice of buying votes ;vns having nn alarming effect upon i-ox s majorities. The Individual responsible for this was the secretary of the (reasiiry. one John Hoblnson, and vast sums of money were squan dered by him upon this nefarious Irnf flo. At length Sheridan could stand it no longer, and rising lu his seat he one day led off with so passionate an Impsflchnicni of the system that ths whnle house rose as oiu man u-iih loud cries of "Name! nnme-or with draw; Tbls was a position which 8hrldnn had scarcely Imrgnlnsd for, for none haew better than he how In vidious a thing It would be did he pub licly Identify (ho Individual with n. deed. At the same lime, so strongly did he feel upon the point that nothing snort or ins innate good breeding re strained him from taking the plunge. Thou his kindly mother wit sloppod In nnd saved him. "(lontlonion." snld he, "were It not that respect for tho tra ditions of (his hmus seals my lips, I could name the gentleman as oaslly as you could say 'Jack Hoblnson.'" ttuiilla's I'ritliirr. Not only are there magnificent op portunities in the Philippine for American civilization, eommorco and Industry, but (here Is (he dazzling pos sibility of making Manila (he center of western Pacific trade. Manila ad jacent to n population of 80.000.000 people should before mniiv ver sur- pass Hong Kong, (n which (Heat Drlt- Miu owes sucli n large iwrt ot her Chinese commerce. The chief distri buting centers of China. Janan. Ohfm lam, Aunam and tbs least Indies uiv as near to Manila as Havana la to New YtHVt: and ths distributing rntr i.f Itiitieh India and Auatralamla in hmi-. r to Manila (ban to any other great emporium. At present we furnish only rn-iwfiiistn (H mo billion dollars' worth of Koods that rountrt wliliiii easy commercial rang of Manila pur chase yearly. Vet the larger part of lhes Imnftrw is mala up ot gooda that we sail sillinlv at a lower nrlee than any other country toota and inaehln ery, cotton and eotuin products, pro visions ami mineral oils. lAlnsleo's Magazine. t)li.rfullr Wnrilsil, A Devonshire clergyman was lately oompilled to dismiss n clever gardener, who used t purloin his fruit and vege table. For the sake or his wife and family he gave him a character, and this Is how he wordsd It: "I hereby certify that A. II. has been my gar dener for over two years, and that du'lng (hat lime he got mors out of my garden than any man I ever eta ploys!"- -fihort Storios. IUrnrUi of lh flair tladnei. The following paper was read by II. O. Carroll before the Inst meet log ot the Illinois Swine Diceders' Associa tion: Tlio mihtarl lulfnal ma la unit Itist might he drawn out to cover n vast field, but my time Is toe limited (o permit or dealing with the anujeet In detail. Selfishness Is one or (he worst barn- nelss on the hog business. How many renlly selfish men succeed In tho busi ness? claim that a selfish breeder will never make Hie business a success. The successful brooder must bo lib eral enough to see the faults nnd Im perfections of his own herd and when he finds n cross In tho herd of a brother breeder that would bo an Im provement on Ida own, try to seeuro It, nnd not be selfish enough to per mit his own herd to go to wreck rather than buy from a brother breeder. I remember seeing this notice In a sale catalogue: "If you haven't what the people want, get It. and then you will find a ready sale for what you aro of fering." The remark Is ns true ns (he rising uf tho sun. When I was In (he breeding business I was glad to find earns other fellows that had something better tbati myself I bought to Im prove my own herd. Then there are show barnacles. Tho people ran see far themselves. It doos n breeder good lo get beaten sometimes. Nothing Is more disgusting nud tiro some than to have lo listen (o the lamentations of a defeated exhibitor. Lire is too short, take your detent cheerfully. There In the state fair barnacle. He Is tho follow that breeds nnd gathers up a lot of cheap stuff and takes to .'r state fair exhibitions. Ho as a rtile has no Interest In the advance ment of any breed. Ho cares nothing for tho Interest of tho fair. Nino tenths of this class would not glvo tho agricultural papers a hnlf-llneh adver tisement under any circumstances, though thoso papers havo put both time nnd money Into (he advancement of (ho Interests or (he breeds. They sit down In tho pens right beside the men that have been liberal enough to put (heir means nnd almost undivided attention bark ot a grandly bred herd (hat will Improve tho stock Interests genorally. They sell their animals tor n little more, nnd sometimes less, than pork prices, thereby Injuring tho en tire swine raising business. There is also the red light and dan-ger-slgnnl barnacle. We havo n tow or (horn yet. but they nro becoming scarcer. Thoy draw n little ring nround themselves and never stop oulshlo ot It. They live In tholr shells nnd nro afraid to peep out for fear they might sco a red light thoy are always look Ing for disasters. Thoy nro tho fel lows that would no( glvo over f 17 for a boaf (o stand nt tho head ot (holr ft boar lo stand nt tho head ot tholr herd, and they will sell tholr own stock from $15 down, nnd try io uibko you bslicvo that their animals aro Just as good as others (hat you would have to pay ISO for. Thoso aro the fellows that write in tho stock Journals and tell Just how to ralso hogs, and say that business was never hotter, and Hint thoy havo shipped so many sows nnd boars within n certain time. Whon I read thoio articles I am Inclined to believe (hey nie (oiling tho truth, es pecially the boar part ot It, but my opinion U they ship them to Chicago or some other fat stock market, and would rnthor stand the dockage than to cut the nnlmals when thoy are pigs, tor they know they will mnko poor barrows, (lood breeders who aro really doing a good business do not have the tlmo to write long tiresome articles tor publication lu (he stock Journals, sounding tho nlnrm or call ing nttontlon (o tho danger signals and ot all the traps that the "rascals" have set (o catch the unwary. Busy, honest, upright breeders nro unsuspect ing. When honest men go Into enles they are not lavish with tholr criticism of the methods ot the man (hat Is hold ing the sale, nor do (hey denounce him ns dishonest without having as thor oughly ascertained tho tacts In tho case. Tho man (hat spreads distrust Is hurting his own business as well as that ot others. There are a few honest barnacled. There Is nothing more oommeudablo (nan honesty. This should bo the lu gest stone ou which tho man builds his foundation lor his business. On (he other hand some breeders will (oil you with delight of tho dishonest methods of some other breeder, and (hen with a nudge In the side and n sly wink will say that they would not do such a thing, oh not tor the world. Hllhn (lauil llmnil Mures. The good brood mare Is worth more to (he farmer (hat can breed her than she Is (o (he elty man that expects to wear her out In the service of some elty establishment. In ether words (be broodmare or proper (ype and free from blemishes is worth more money (ban she will Mil for. unless (he sals b msds lo some breeder that can af ford (o pay more than (he professional horse buyers. Fanners have been mak ing tbs mistake of selling off (heir best mares Instead of holding on to (hem. They say (hut the buyers would only take (he best, so they had to sell them or nothing. Hut the buyers had to have horses and If the farmers had everywhere refused to sell their best breedjng stock (ho buyers would havo been compelled (o take tho seeond best. The farmers would thus today bo In shape to breed from flrst-elass stock and raise horses such as the market demands. Hut we do not believe that all farm ers have sold off their best stock, though a large number have dene se. A considerable portion have held onto their mares that were ot good alze. conformation and free Horn detests. Panslea do not, as some people thtuk, need a great deal ot shade. A NEWSPAPER FAMINE BCAROITY OF PRINT fAfHf1 MAY HUINO IT ON. flrssj RlnMn: ef Km JtiKetfsf fata tVhfeli II l JfsilK fMns.lUil giipiil ef IV.I I'Htp Nlntt Off Mtillrety tn Dm I'fMwil, (From (he Chicago Dslly Intsr-Oeoan.) A serious famine threatens the papef Industry nf the United Stated. Various causes hse conspired to lessen t by product of the mills, while ths demand for print paper and (he odier ordinary grades Is unprecedented. . The condition led to n secret meet' fng ot (be leading (taper manufacturer or die Fulled States yesterday at the Ores! Northern hotel, to consider what could lie done to nvert the fninlno threatened by the shortage In wood pulp, which. If It Is not relieved, will cause the vast iwper mill of the coun try to shut down nnd cripple seriously every Industry which depends upon tho product of the mills. Nearly all of the leading paper manufacturers of the country were present, nnd the principal topic or Interest was a new fiber ror the manufacture or paper, to (nke tho place or th wood libra now lit such universal use. What the new fllr Is. the paper manufnrturera would not say. They averred thai at present the prnc-M by which It Is mfluufactuc-ered-ls In n crude stage, but Ihsy dis cussed it Hs the only visible soluMn or present diitlciiltl-. Omit 1,1 rW of Mntrrlitt, "Not for twsnty yar has such n serious condition confronted the mnuu facturers of paper, nnd (here is great danger Hint we may lie forced to closo our mills for lack of material." said A. D. Schaeffer of the Hartford City Pa per company, who presided over tho meeting. "Vailous onuses nre respon sible tor this condition. The principal one is that wood pulp, trom which tho lower grades or paper Is manufactured. Is so hard (o act (hut there la n con stant scramble for material. Decent Inquiry or tho pulp mills nt miult Ste. Marie, the largest pulp mills lu tho world, develops tho tact that thero Is not a pound tor snlo ihere. and olher mills nro as hard pressed. The rapid cutting or tho forests or tho Isaslerrt and middle Western states, nnd tho stopping or tho supply rrom Cnnndii Is largely responsible ror tho threaten - eti rniuine. Aililml to the scarcity or timber is (ho recent mild weather, which has made It Impossible to bring the pulp wood which has been rut tr market. A largo part or the season s cut ot tho forests ot Wisconsin nnd Michigan, upon which tho mlddlo Wostern slatos depend lor pulp woodk Is now lying on the bare ground nnd cannot, b moved, uiltll snow conies. Another great danger conies In the. UOaslblllty of n heavy fall of snow rof-' lowing this long dry season. A rail or eighteen Inches or snow would cover up tho pulp wood already cut so that! It would bo next to Impossible to dig; It out and float It down the river to tho mills. tabor Aim Srrr. "A great scaiclty of labor lu the pin eries has also made the movement or pulp wood lo tho mills slow. Com panies rutting pulp wood have spent; thousands nt dollaru Importing men Into the pineries to cut pulp wood only to lose them when they got there. Hoys of eighteen and nineteen nre be ing largely employed lu tho work. "Canada has been (ho source at sup ply fdr many ot (ho lCestern mills, but that source ot supply has been cut art ns (ho cutting of Umber ou rrowa lauds has been prohibited and Urn provlnro or Quebec mako Hie Importer pay 11.90 per cord duty, which makes (he material too expensive. The only solution wo can seo Is to adopt n new fiber as a siibstltutu tor wood liber. That Is tho subject ot discussion. Wo havo one In view, but I do not ears to. tniK or mat now. "Another dlfllctiKy which confront)! F.nstern manufacturers Is a lack or water upon which thoy dopond for power. That, (oo. Is (ho result of (he cuHIng away or (ho forests. The mills' or the middle West nro not embarrass ed In this respect to tho same cx(eut ns (ho Kastcrn mills. "We havo not come together (o torm any combination or to ralso prices. The demand naturally governs prices. The sole object Is to nvert n famlno ir possible, ror a famine would hurt (ho producer as much ns (ha consumer." J. C. Drockelbank, vice president and Western manager of the Manufactur ers' Paper eomimny of New York, with olllee In the Hookery building, con firmed (he statements made by William Schserfer concerning the (rede. CuMillllun Is Msrleu), "If present rondltlons In the pineries continue, there will be it eerlcms short ens of tulp wood lu the West until next fall." he aald. "It ha bm aim ply Impossible to get ths suruee, (rout which wood pulp is mads, to market. It grows In the swamps of the pineries, and th winter has beam so owu that It ha been Impossible lo hau It (o (he river, down which It I Sotted to ttu mills, aa wagons would sink (a (he hubs lu mud and water. Ontr mutin. ned cold weather ran reilev the condi tion." Th stork of luiwr now ou ha ml u extremely short. The export trade. which was targe, nas been aMndened entirely, and (he jabber have very little free paper on hand. The mills have no fres paper and will seo that they are In condition to meet eentraetn already made before (hay sail t nnv one elas. There Is serin dAHsjet tbst the mill may have to shut aow a mi tlrly tor tack or pulp wood. Tie grtrnt et daanr to the trad is llksiv to ia during Msr 'i and April, ami May. but me leniiuit win coutiuu unm next full