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Convention at Hot Springs At tracts Thousands, VISITORS FILL LOCAL PULPITS On Sunday Morning-Rev. Or. Carroll Plc lure the rrogreu of the Church Since tbe Year I790. Hoi Springs, Ark., May 11. Sunday's ifalhn brought In 3000 visitors to tho Southern lioptlst oonvontlon mid tho olty wna crowded. Altogether thoro wore 0000 visitors In nttcmlanee on tho convention. Nino splendid speeches wore ninde, which was set aside In tho convention ns Century day. Oront orowds ovorflowod tho hie ns Fomlily Imll In tho Kastmnn hotel nt tho morning, afternoon nud night ceo alons. Whon Itov. Dr. W. It. Felix of ICon tuoky had flntshed n innRullkont nd dross on "A Conlury of Foreign Mis sions," Itov. Dr. It. J. Wllllitghntn, sec tetnry of tho foreign board, led for ward n pretty young woman In tho na tiro drcs of n Chlneso woman. Bho Is Miss Clnudlo Whlto, who for eight years has boon n missionary In Can ton, Qhlnn. Kron though III, sho had refused to loavo hor post until rinnlly sho wob Induced to como homo In search of hoalth nnd rest. As Miss Whlto was conducted to tho front of tho stago tho big nMomblngo aroso and hurst Into sacred songs. Then tho vonorablo Dr. Hatcher stepped forward and recalled Hint many years ago ho was In n revival In a country church In Virginia whon n young Marylander was uonverled. He was Samtiol R. Whlto, tho father of o young missionary. Ror. Dr. Wllllngham laid his bauds on hor hoad. "Lot mo giro you tho blessing of every ono in this great nu dlenoo," ho sold, and thoro woro many tears shed by tho men nnd women in tho crowded hnll. Itov. Dr. II. It. Carroll of Toxns mado tho opening address In tho morning, llo spoko of "Tho liaptlst a Contury Ago." With slmplo eloquence ho pic tured tho growth of tho church slnco 1700, whon thoro woro in this country C00 liaptlst churohos and 60,000 mom hers, with 700 proachors. Then Hor. Dr. Henry McDonald of Georgia nud Koutucky discussed tho Btibject of "A Contury of Homo nud Stnto Missions." Itov. Dr. Win. 13. Hntohor of Virginia opoko of "Tho liaptlst l'reaohors of a Century Ago." Never In tho history of Hot Springs woro ohureh-golng people glvon such nn opportunity of hearing tho gospel ox pounded according to tho liaptlst doo trine. The looal pulpits woro flltod by liaptlst divines and tho churches wore thronged with worshtpors at both tho morning nud evening services. In doforenco to tho visiting brothren, their wives, daughters and frionds, Clio saloons woro tightly closed, la point of weather, tho day was an Ideal May day. At Sunday morning's services tho vnrlouj pulpits wero filled by visiting ministers. At 8 p. m. the first speaker was Itov. Dr. 13. Y. Mulllns of Kentucky, sub Ject, "Century of Daptlst Education." Tho second speakor was Hor. Dr. Haw- thorno on "Tho Watchword of tho Twentieth Contury." MEWS NUddETS, Items of Itectnl Happening- UreMtd Down to fimU Nlte. C.lr.rt IIUio. Calvert, Tox., May 14. A two-story brisk bulldlnng on South Main street caught fire Saturday and was con. Id crably dnmnged, but was oov ed by insurance Tho flro originated In the upper story, whloh was oeouplod by tho Calvert Courier and Dakar's photo Cmph gallery, both of whloh suffered nearly n total loss. Tho Courier oar ried $1710 Insuranco and Daker f 300. Tho entlro loss is estimated at $200. The building was owned by II. Oscar. lrtiin Vlnw. Ilerlln, May 14. Tho ooeupatlon of ICrootwtadt by Lord Itoberts without iMdlanie has eamied the greatest sur prlio here. The military expert of the Lskl Anzolgar finds an explanation In the fast that many of the Doers hava descried. He says: "Lord Itoborts' advanse was splen didly oxocuted. Tho situation Is now changed so greatly In favor of the Hrillsh that tho tutu of the Transvaal Doers Is settled." I- tthltf H (Kin. or. New Orleans, La., May 14, It Is an nounced from the United Confederate Vtitomns' headquarters here that Mrs. Mflrgaret Jefferson Davla Hayes, the onlj' surviving child of Jeffersou Davis, will ba at the Louslvlllo reunion, den. aatdon has nppoluted her daughter, tbe granddaughter of Jefferson Davis, MIm YMtina Howell Jefferson Davis U?ac, a (twMHr far the entire south, ami Mtaa Mary Watts Wood of Char IsUovllle, Va.. aa chief maid of honor for the aoutfi. Corslennn, Tex., oil has dropped eight ents since May 1, It is now bellerod that tho Havana postal frauds will reaeh 1400,000. Five prisoners escaped from Jail nt Corslonua, Tox., by dashing past the jailor. 8omo Joker frightened Qcorgo Crow oil, on n road near aalnosville, Tox., so terribly that ho died. Whllo In awlmmlnu near Huntavlllo. Tox., otto Jnuson, ngod 20 yonrn, was tltcd with cramp and drownml. A contrnct has been let nt Corsl ennn, Tox., for a threo-story stono ami brick buslnoM houso to cost 110,000. Tho Flromon's convention nt Wnxa hschle, Tox., wound up with a grand banquet, nt which covors wero laid for 800 guesU. An elnborato menu was disposed of. Through the railing asleep of a towor ninn on tho llnltlmoro and Ohio rail wny at Philadelphia, tho onglncor and nromnn ot n freight trnln nnd flvo tramps woro killed. Krnuii.lmlt lrrillnl. Kroonstndt, May 14. Tho arrival ot Lord itoborts was hallod with onthusl asm by all tho llrltlsh Inhabitants. Thrco hundred Frco Sinters woro anx ious to surrender. Tho bridge to tho south hnd not been destroyed, but tho largo hrldgo nonr tho town had been demolished. Tho Irish brigade, with tho Fodoralj, yesterday burned tho goods shod. Ac cording to tho townspeople, many ot thorn woro drunk. Doors nro now trekking to tho Vnnl Hirer, whoro they are Intrenched. Oen. Froneh onenmped on tho northeast ot tho own nnd dlspatohcd a force to cut tho lino. Tho projoct suoccodod Into nt night, but unfortunately aftor tho do parture of tho last train. Although tho troops had marched sixteen miles, they woro In oxcollcnt form on entering the town. Many ar rosts lmro been made, ohlofly ot thoso who hud maligned tho llrltlsh. It was found that many porsons hnvo bcon do ported from I.ndybrand for ultra sym pathy with tho llrltlsh. I'rosldont Stoyu hnH gone to Flulloy, tho now scut of tho Freo Stnto govern ment. A number of burghors nro trek king homownrd. Tho opposition in tho Frco Stato Is pructloally over. All tho prisoners In tho lmnds ot tho Drlttsh hero ngrco that tho quarrel botwoon tho Frco Statorn and tho Trarisraalors Is so ncuto that tho Trnnsvnalora have" decided to leavo Taoir allies, whom tfioy noouso ot cowurdlco and lack ot patriot ism. N0RTIIEN IS NAMED Trr-llily llaitrn. Lake Charles, La., May 14. Julian Iuffnnotto, a negro who llvos south of tho city on tho Orand Lnko road, and who la bottor known ns "Taussalnt," Is nt death's door from n beating ro eclvod Thursday night at tho hands ot n mob. Thursday night after he had retired "Tousssalnt" was aroused by a knock on his door, nnd on asking who was there, tho reply camo that a depu ty shorlff wanted to soo him, Tho unfortunnto negro open tho door nnd was at onco seized and jerked out In tho yard and Into a crowd of men armod with clubs. His wlfo, who tried to snve her husband, was knock ed down with tho butt end ot a revolv er nnd bndly Injured. "Toussnlnt" himself was pounded al most to a jolly, hardly an Inch of his body escaping a hurt. Ilruth ii f Mr, llnffg. Fort Worth. Tox., May 14. Mrs. Alexander Hogg, wife of tho former superintendent ot Fort Worth public schools, and present editor ot tho Tox ns and Pacific Quarterly died horo un expectedly Sunday. Sho had beon 111 from an affection of the stomaoh only two days and her death oatnn ns a painful surprlso to her family. She has a large elrele ot frionds In this elty and among some of tho leading fami lies of the south. Htoriu Snrpt. St Paul. Minn., May 14. Three per sons were killed by lightning and two erloMly Injured during a wind aad rainstorm Sunday night. The dead: Fannie Mullen, killed in 8t Luke's church; John M. land, Pat rlek Sextan. The Injured: Mlts Mary Soxton. Pat rick Sexton Jr. The wlnw played havoo with tele phone wires between this elty and Minneapolis. lluit of llrjmi. Austin, Tox.. May 14. Miss Hiiro beth Noy. tho noted soulptress, has Just finished a marble bust ot Col. Wm. J. Dryan, nnd thoso who hare seen It at her studio In this olty pronouneo It a true likeness In erery respeet. Dur ing Mr. Ilryan'B stay In Austin last winter Miss Key reeelred nine or ten sitting from Mr. Dryan, often times Much to tho Inconvenience ot both parties. Hlllsboto, Tex., lias discharged Ita last smallpox patient Southern fiaptlsts Again MaKc lllm residing. Officer AT TflF. HOT SPRINGS MEETING. tlundredi of Delegate, and Hitlers Oathir t the Great Health Retort of the State ef Arkansas, Hot Springs, Ark., May 12, Geor gia's grny-bonrdrd ox-governor, Hon. W. J. Northon. fneed n mngnlfiient ns semblnge In the big Mastmati hotel Fri day morning when ho onlled to order tho Southern liaptlst eonvontlon. A retornn In tho work said thnt It was tho greatest gathering In tho flfty-flro years' oxtstenen of tho organization. Almost nil ot the 1306 delegates were present, with n groat creaeont behind thorn of sons nnd daughter of the South. The big number of young men in tho mammoth hnll aeomctl to orn ithosis tho fact thnt the Dftpllst ot tho new and rigorous Southland are well oqulppod tor the work ot tho dawning century. Threa sessions, morning, nftornonn nnd night, wore held. Tliero woro two marked fontui-M ot the morning meet ing. One was tho brilliant speech ot wolcomo and tho other was tho gift of a nltror vnso, a token ot lorn to a rcn orablo man, grown gray In the service of tho church. Hor. J. P. liaglo of Little Hook, for mor gorornor of Arkansas, nominated cx-Oor. Northon for ro-oleetlon ns president. Tho unanimous rota ot the eonvontlon was east for him. Presi dent Northeu mado nn eloquent nnd feollng speech of nrrrptnnce. Then Iter. 8. H. Moody ot Hot Springe wel comed tho delegates, whom ho termed moMongers of civil nud religious lib erty. Frequently tho Arknnsan made tho big crowd shout with laughter. "This is a place ot many watuin," h nald, "both cold and hot, nnd I eon grntulnto you on having followed the oxnmplo of tho original llaptlsts. We all bellovo In Immersion hero nud mot of us practice It. Wo hnvo BOO places prepared for you of freo baths. No proclous stono ran outshlno n Hot Springs diamond," ho said, ns ho gave n crystal to tho prosldent to help him out In tho ensn ot poverty. Than ho handed him a whetstone. "Mr. Mod erator," ho said, "you tuny need to use It an somo ot your spenkcrs." Dor. Mr. Melton, smooth-faced and youthful, of Augusta, (In., accepted tho hospitality ot Arkansas and Hot Springs in nn eloquent speech. Hor. Dr. It. O. Iluckcnr of Texas, 8. H. Ford of Missouri, Joshua Layering of Mary land and ex (lor. fiaglo woro olortM vlco presidents, whlto Hor. Dr. tan sing Hurrows of Augusta and Hor. Dr. O. F. Gregory of Daltlmoro were chosen ncrrotarlos. O. W. Norton ot Loulsvlllo, treasurer, nnd nor. Dr. W. P. Harvey of Loulsvlllo, auditor, woro re-oleetod. Ilerl-rr Vmitit, St. Louis, Mo., May 12. William C. Rlehnrdson, public administrator, filed n petition In In Judge Wllhor's court asking for a receiver for tho 13. Jao card Jewelry company, ono of tho largost Jewelry compnnlcs In tho west. Tho bnsls of the suit Is n report ot Judgo Hombnuor, reforco In tho case, In whloh It Is ndjudged that $038,710 is duo tho ostato ot Uranln Cuendst from tho ostato ot Juan Cuondet Amllii Hrlertril, Qalveston. Tex., Mny 13. Tho fifty first council ot tho Protestant ISplseo pal church, dloeeso ot Toxns. adjourn ed Friday. The vestry of Trinity church, (lalveston. consented to their reotor, Iter. C. M. lleckwtth, nboeentlng himself from the parish work for twn months to raise nn endowment fund, the Intorost of which, It la oontem plated, shnll be used to pay the bish op's salary. Austin was selected as the plaeo of meeting for the tuxt council. NIifnimii Vi lli., Waxahaehle. Taxaa, May 12. Tho last day's sesalon ot the State Fire man's asaoelatlon eomwsneed at t:M. Upon the eall ts order by Vlee Presi dent Abernathy, Her. A. K. II well of fered prayer. On motion ot Secretary J. T. Hilts. Itev. llwtll was etswtad an Itenerary member of the naaoelatlon. After the roll enll tho seeretary read a great number of letters nnd tele grams from Waeo, Corsleana and Sherman, Inviting the aaaeelatlen to meet there nevt year. Sherman won. TOP109 QF THE TWO, Matter of Ilia Moment In ImlUn and Oklahoma Terrltorl, I Hillmi Territory, Willie Ohnrlle, a fU-blMil Ohos Uw Indian dlad In jail nt geutk Mt A tatter. The flrat term ot United State eourt at South MaAlaster tor over a )tar Is In seat Ion nt South MeAlester. Lyman Mellnrdy nnd tluek Drunor, colored, wero nrrostisl and brought to Ardmoro charged wiw e murder ot OltyMarshall Moyors at Davis. A fast Santa Fo freight train, loaded principally with llrestoek, jumped the track near Ardmoro. Nearly soronty head ot stoek were killed. A young man named Stewart was fatally hurt and two boys Injured, GIFTS TO LBAJtNING. JOHN D. HOOKUfRtLICrt IS A L.IUEHAU ttOUDATQft. Oktatinnm. Work of grading has been begun on the Frtseo road between Dlaekwoll and lluld. A ntitulHir of warranta have been Is sued at fJuthrle against pansons nlteg ed to hare violated tho fish nnd camo laws. The Oklahoma nnd Indian Torrltory Children's Home Socloty line been or gantMNl at Cluthrlo. (lor. Pontes ts president. I Samples ot olay sent to eastern man I ufacturers from Chandler hare beon pronounced fine for vitrified brick and n company to put In n ita,. 0 plant Is being organized In that olty. All nrrnngomonts have bcon closed by Itev. Mr. Jamoa to loouto a Metho dist college, hospital nnd orphan Indus trial home nt Oklahoma City. Tho buildings will cost 120 ,0O0 nnd tho on dowtnenta amount to tSOO.000. The Nlrlht). St. Luuls, Mo., May 13. Affairs In the street railway strike showed a complete reversal of the condition prevailing Thursday. Tho day opened qulitly. but later reports began to come In of renewed rioting In various parts ot the elty. In one Inataaee the police fired Into a erowd and others used tlielr eluba on tlwwo who attempt ed to Interfere with the running of ears. No oasualtiee are reported. lilt I'riiitM- ItnitiimntiiM th Ihn Dnl rrltjr nf Uhlman llnte lliltrllnt I'rtifa from Tlimii Wlui t'tlllelt lllm In Otlitr llr)ireln, UtTrlr lrfmt furhi'M. Senslil- Club, Coney Island, May 12. In the fastest, prottlost nnd closest heavy-weight ring battle oror fought In New York, Jnmea J. Jeffries tins re nfflrmwl his right to tho champion ship. In the nronn of the Seaside Sporting club Friday night he decisive ly defeated Jim Corbett, ouco cham pion of the world himself, nf tor twenty, two rounds ot scientific fighting. It whs n dean knockout, thnt canto so suddenly thnt It dnz-.t tho thousands of keon, sSvtt spectators, nnd loft thoiu In doubt nb Just how tho winning tilow wn delivered. It wna avowed that It was a left-hand Jolt to tho Jaw, but Joffrles himself nud Hefereo Char toy White, who stood nt his side, say It wns a right-hand swing. Tltoro is credit for tho victor nnd credit for tho vanquished In this clororest ot rlnn battles. Jeffries must bo nwardod tho laurels of victory, yet his opponont Is ontttlod to nil honor for his moat won derful fight. Thnt feature of tho con test Simula out In relief ns tho moat striking one ot tho battle. (Special Utter.) This Is a mm ot muck rejoicing at the University of Chlenge. It la tho result ot n long and earnest strug gle agfllnet time and fortune which leaves the university $1,000,000 wealthier In endowment funds. The enuse ot this Increased wealth came about through the practice ot John 1). Hoeketeller, the founder ot the uni versity, In making hi donation do double duty. That Is In 1800 ho prom ised President Harper that he would giro an additional $1,000,000 to the In stitution proriiled a similar sum could bo obtained from other sources prior to January 1, 19(H). The friends of the university then began an energetic effort to ralee the required sum. As the now year rolled around Mr. Harper, who hitherto hud succoeded In meeting nil tho terms of Mr. Hockefellrr, found himself sever nl hundred thousand dollars short of the necessary $1,090,000. He waa hope ful, however, ot securing the balance within n short time, nnd made a trip oast to consul t th Standard Oil mag nate. He succeeded In securing nn ex tension ot time until April 1, 1800. Soon the time limit bgan to rloso nud President Harper, though confident, lot it be known thnt they wore still about $100,000 short. Then sllouee en sued until the morning ot March 31. tho last day, when It became known that only $0,000 was needed. Toward ovonlng Mr. Harper announced that tho necessary amount had been ob tained nnd In ronseqtienre the faculty and students wero In n particularly happy frttmo of mind. With this last gift of $2,000,000 Mr. Rockefeller hits glvon In nil to the University ot Chi cago $7,4W,000. The oil magnate's princely dona tions to this Institution of learning aro ns follows: May 16, 1SS0 (ensh), $000,000: September 10, 1S00 (oasti), $1,000,000; February 33, 1S02 (bonds), $1,000,000; December 23, 1802 (bonds). $1,000,000; Juno 29. 1803 (rash), $1W,- I'rnm I'nlnt tit I'nliil. London, 10:40 a. m., May 12. Lord Roberts telegraphs to tho war oflloo from Holtsprult, under dato ot May 10, ovonlng as follows: "Wo have had a successful day and have drlvon tho enemy from point to point French, with Porter's nnd Dick son's brigades of cavalry and Iluttton's mounted Infantry, crossed tho Zand at round In a northeasterly direction to Maatschaphy, being opposed continu ously by tho enemy. Polo-Carow's division nnd Gordon's cavalry brigade, augmented by J battery ot tho Hoyal Horse- artillery and by Henry's nnd Ross, mounted Infantry crossed tho river by a drift near tho railway brldgo." Wiimrn llrlrsitlri. Chlongo, HI., May 12. At tho Meth odist general conforonco tho question of admitting women as delegate to the general conference was taken up as the special order ot tho day Friday. Considerable feeling doveloped among the contending speakers during tho dlseiiMlon that followed, but boforo any nctlon could be taken a motion of fered by Delegate Charles W. Smith ot Pittsburg to postpone consideration ot the matter for several days was oar ried. JOHN D, ROCKHFULLUR. 000; Derombor 24, 1893 (cash), $070. 000; January 1, 1890 (caah or bonda) i $1,000,000; promised on conditions (January 1, 1800) $3,000,000. Doth Mr. and Mrs. Rockefeller ore members of tho Fifth Avenuo Daptlst Church, Now York, nnd many ot their munifi cent charitable gifts hnvo been mado through tho American Daptlst Edu cational Society. They yearly glvo largo sums to charity, tho groator por tion of which Is never heard of. Mr. Rockefeller assists many colleges and schools, and It Is said that his gifts to tho University ot Rochester atouo aggregate $100,000. Did III IImI. Coney Island, N. Y., May 11 "What Is the use of talking?" said Cerbett, when seen In his dreeaing-room after tho battle. "I lost, and although I dan't knew how It happened, I guesw it was all right. I fought my beat and felt good until tho punch oarae that ended my aspirations for the time be lug, and I think that I proved myself not altogether a dead one. It my frlands were satisfied with my shew Ing I have no kick to make." Jiaiiri MIIU, CntvMton, Tex., May 12. T. Saltn, managing director ot tbe Mlye Cotton Spinning company of Yokkalehl, Ja pan, Is In Oalretton en route to his home via Ban Franelseo. He mado a tour of the eotton mills of the United States, llngland, Germany and Franee, Inspecting the machinery. At the end ot hie Investigation he bought GOO American teems, to eoil $ MX,G0O. The American cotton manufacturing ma chlnery. he says, Is tbe beat In the world Clfurlna Aw7 Know Drift". The work of oloarlng nway snow drifts on a Dakota railroad beforo tho rotary steam plow was Invented wnt a difficult task. Riding on an engine at tho rato ot from sixty to seventy ratios an hour is an oxperlonco oxolt Ing enough to convince most ot us tint nnturo novor intended that wo should bo railroad onglnoers, but It Is hardly an Incident to riding on a snow-bucking engine when engaged In forcing x tunnel through Immense snow drlfti with a wood-faced, steel-shod plow. The modern "rotary" has made the old snowplows out ot date and robbed the western bllxzard ot halt Its terrors. For a quarter ot a oentury fighting snow In the blizzard-swept states at the northwest has been a task that lias enlisted the enthusiasm, heroism and Intelligence ot a people devoted to the work ot conquering nature In her roughest moods.-aeorge It Walsh, In St Nicholas. Ill.h I'rle.il. The most expensive material worked into a garment was the gold brocade purchased in 1870 for a robe for King Louis XIV., at a cost ot about $BI a yard. Not long ago, however, the (ler man emprecs had a coverlet woven In white silk upon a Hat background, on which flowers leaves nnd birds pro jected in relief. The design was not embroidered, but woven In a unique way. The empress wns so pleased with It that she employed It as a tap estry far her boudler. The cost of thta material was $113 a yard, at which the weaver got ane-slxth. A Woman' Cunrt of Juttlcr, It is proposed In Franee to establish a eotirt Of luatlaa run liv wnuian on.! (or women, to which may be carried an inose eases concerning which tne most learned men know nothing. This will rclierc a man Judge, for Instance, from deterailHlni nuMtian a in at in suits brought by drcMuiakcrd against their clients. DAUOHTEnS OF TRANSVAAL. Itihtlltei of ,!ontrl anil tMm I'anl la llintr. eVveral wectcrn women are vitally Intot.ated In the flail t now engaging lh. rt.ieiiiiin of the worV.l in South Afrh-a. Fur over two years Denver waa the nliUnc of the daughter and granddaughter of den. Jmibort. The daughter of Jotib-rt was also tlto nldce of Oom Paul, as Mrs. Kruger Is Jou bcrt's alsier. The daughter Is now liv ing In Tucson. Arizona, whllo tho granddaughter, who calls herself Ban nlc ICmgcr. Is nn nctrecs at tho Tlvoll theater In San Francisco. In Denvor they were Mrs. 8. II. Woodford nnd Miss Mercedes Woodford. Miss Wood ford became through tnitrrlnirn Mm, V A. Newsom, but not living happily wun ner husband, she nssumod tho name ot San tile Kruger. Susannah was iter mother's namo, and Bannlo Is her Hoer nickname. To tho name of Kruger she has n family clnlm. Mlav Saunle. as she llkea to 1a nnttmt nine entering the thentrlonl profcsslon.camo 10 Denver about four yenra ago from Holland, where sho hnd been educated. Her mother, Mrs. Woodford, had nl rondy with her two young sons, settled here, having bought tho rooldonep nt 151. York street. Tho husband and father is nit American nnd nn export mining engineer, who had met tho daughter of the famous Hoor gonornt In Johannesburg. She was dark halrod and her akin was swarthy, but sho was liberally educated and spoke English without n touch of foreign accent. Mrs. Woodford was not accompanied by hor husband when sho first camo west, but ho soon Joined her nnd whon In about a year the daughter, Mercedos, camo from Holland, tlto neighbors found them a pleasant, well-bred family. Then Miss Woodford married F. A, Newsom. nu Kngllsh mining man. Tho Womlfords hnd business rovcrses nnd one dBy the house wan mortgaged and later It was lost through foreclosure Then Mrs. Woodford necompnnlod hor daughter and son-ln-lnw to Tuscon, Art. wltere Hhe and tho two boys, Washington nnd Lincoln, nro now sup posed to be. There she scoured n divorce. BlrtDS FLEET OF WINO. t.onit DliUncM Covered In Short Time. Prof. Oootlco delivered nn address In Ilerlln tho othor dny on tho rostllts ot his experiments upon tho speed ot birds' flight mado In Hollgolaitd last autumn. Now that nil birds ot passago aro again upon tho wing, thoso ex periments hnvo n general Intorcst. Tito rooks pass over Heligoland erory fall In endless flocks on their wny to their wlutor homes, Oootko found their cotirso directed duo west Tho first column noted appeared at 8 a. nt. and continued until 2 p. ni. Tho Itcnd ot this lino roachod tho Rngllsu i oast nt 11 a. in., nnd tho last at S p. in. Tho birds thus covored tho eighty geographical miles In throo hours, ar at a speed ot flfty-flvo motors (180 foot) prr seoond. Moro Interesting still ard iho "retails." Thoy winter In the Nile country ns tar south as tho In dies, and, passing oror Hollgolnnd on their summer trip to Norway, aro cap tured by hundreds. They Hy only by night, nud almost unknown In Oreoca nnd Oormany. Heuco It Is concluded that thoy make tholr Journoy from the Nile to Norway In a slnglo night. There aro 400 long geographical miles betweo).. Kgypt nnd Heligoland, and to make tho Journoy In a spring night of nine hours' length would roqulre a speed of nlnoty-two motera (302 toet) a seoond, whllo carrier pigeons, as Is woll known, rnrcly exceod thirty meters per second, Scnnlor a-nr'i llltlionorttt list. Whon Seator Ocar of Iowa came Into tno senate -hnmbor ono day ho droppod his slouoh hat on tho floor In tho alslo besldo his desk. Senator Stewart came striding along, klokod tho hat Into tho Pit In front of tho president's rostrum, and passed along, unconaolous ot tho Indignity to Senator dear's cherlshod headpelco. A page plckod up tho hat, brushed It off, and brought It bnek to Its place on the floor. Senator Oenr growled savagely, and shot n flereo glaneo after Senator Stewart Soon afterward Senator Ooar start ed to go to his eommltteo room. Just as ho arose Senator Perkins of Call fornla got up and addressed the chair. Mr. dear stood up to listen to what Mr. Perkins was saying. Then ho thought ot his hat It wasn't on his head, nor was It In his hand. Ho sum monad a page. "Hoy," he asked ao rarely, "where' my hat!" The pago locked around and then edged away. "PiM air." )tc said. In a frightened vole, "you're standing on lt.H Wash ington Special. To "llM Vourtdf Clootl-ll." An admirable Instance ot "cheery stoicism" Is found In the letter ot n private in the Coldstreams (now lying wounded nt Wynberg), describing his experiences In the battle at Modder River, says the Spectator: "I happen ed to find n bit of looking glass. It made a rare bit of fun. As It was pawed from comrade to comrade, they aid: 'Hare a last look at yourself, my boy, and bid yourself good-bye.' The laugh went around. Then 'Ad vaneel' and we were nt It again." Cer tainly, as den. Duller said, "the men are splendid." (Ireat NU ot Vansda. Canada only laska 267 intira mtlea to be 01 larac as the whole aentlnant of llHrooe. ft la nearly thirty times as large as (treat Drltalti and Ireland, and Is 390.090 square mil larger than the unttti states.