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Brief Text of Some of the
Articles of the famous
PORTSMOUTH, N. H.—The peace
treaty opens with a preamble reciting
that his majesty, the emperor, and au
^ tocrat of all the Russians, and his ma
jesty, the emperor of Japan, desiring
to close the war now subsisting be
tween them, and having appointed
their respective plenipotentiaries and
furnished them with full powers,
which were found to be in form, have
come to an agreement on a treaty of
peace and arranged as follows:
Article I—Stipulates for the re-es
tablishment of peoc-e and friendship be
tween the sovereigns of the two em
pires and between the subjects of Rus
sia and Japan, respectively.
Article II—His majesty, the emperor
or Russia, recognizes the preponderant
interest from political. military and
economical points of view of Japan in
the empire o f Korea, and stipulates
that Russia will not oppose any meas
ures for its government, protection or
control that Japan willdeem necessary
to take in Korea in conjunction "with
the Korean government, but Russian
subjects and Russian enterprises are to
enjoy the same status as the subjects
and enterprises of other countries.
Article III—It is mutually agreed
that the territory of Manchuria be si
multaneously evacuated by both Rus
sian and Japanese troops.’ Both coun
tries being concerned in this evacua
tion. their situations being absolutely
identical. All rights acquired by pri
vate persons >snd companies shall re
nccie —rne rignts possessed dv
Russia in conformity with the lease by
Russia of Port Arthur and Dalny, to
gether with the lands and waters ad
jacent, shall pass over entirely to Jap
an. but the properties and rights of
Russian subjects are to be safeguarded
Article V—The governments of Rus
sia and Japan engage themselves recip
rocally not to put any obstacles to the
general measures i which shall be alike
for all nations), that China may take
for the development of the commerce
and industry of Manchuria.
Article VI—The Manchurian railway
shall be operated jointly between Rus
sia and Japan at Kouang Tcheng Tse.
The two branch lines shall be employed
only for commercial and industrial pur
poses. In view of Russia keeping its
branch line with all rights caquired by
its convention with China for the con
struction of that railway, Japan ac
quires the mines in connection with
such branch lines which falls to it.
However, the rights of private parties
or private enterprises are to be re
spected. Both parties to this treaty re
main absolutely free to undertake
what they deem flit on expropriated
Article VII—Russia and Japan en
gage themselves to make a conjunction
of the two branch lines which they
own at Kouang Tcheng Tse.
Article VIII—It is agreed that the
branch lines of the Manchurian railway
shall be worked with a view to assure
commercial traffic between them with
Article IX—Russia cedes to Japan
the southern part of Sakhalin island as
far north as the 50th degree of north
latitude, together with the islands de
pending thereon. The right of free
navigation is assured in the bays of
La Perouse and Tartare.
Article X—This article recites the
situation of Russian subjects on the
southern part of Sakhalin island and
stipulates that Russian colonists there
shall be free and shall have the right
to remain without changing their na
tionality. Per contra, the Japanese
government shall have the right to
force Russian convicts to leave the ter
ritory which is ceded to it.
Article XI—Russia engages itself to
make an agreement with Japan giving
to Japanese subjects the right to fish
in Russian territorial waters of the
Sea of Japan, the Sea of Ohkotsk and
Article XI—Hhe two high contract
ing parties engage themselves to re
new the commercial treaty existing be
tween the two governments prior to
the war in all its vigor with slight
modifications in details and with a
most favored nation clause.
Article XIII—Russia and Japan re
ciprocally engage to restitute their
prisoners of wra on paying the real
cost of keeping the same, such claim
for cost to be sunnorted by documents.
Article XIV—This peace treaty shall
be drawn up in two languages. French
and English, the French text being evi
dence for the Russians and the Eng
lish text for the Japanese. In case of
difficulty of interpretation the French
document to be final evidence.
Article XV—The ratification of this
treaty shall be countersigned by the
sovereigns of the two countries with
in fifty days after Its signature. The
French and American embassies shah
be intermediaries between the Japan
ese and Russians to announce by tele
graph the ratification of the treaty.
Two additional articles are agreed to
Article I—The evacuation of Manchu
ria by both armies shall be complete
within eighteen months from the sign
ing of the treaty, beginning with the
retirement of troops of the first line.
At the expiration of the eighteen
months the two parties will only be al
lowed to leave as guards for the rail
way fifteen soldiers per kilometer.
Article II—'lhe boundary which lim
its the parts owned resnectively by
Russia and Japan in the Sakhalin is
land shall be definitely marked off on
the snot by a special limitographic
CAUSE OF ARMY DESERTIONS.
General Carr Offers Original Explan
C. C: Carr, commanding the depart
ment of Dakota, in his annual report,
touching upon the subject of deser
tion. says they are mainly attributable
to the slight regard the enlisted man
is held by the average American citi
He recommends that the Yellow
stone be made a four troop post. The i
travel in the park, he says, is in- j
creasing yearly and he estimates that i
the whole number of the visitors for |
1905 will aggregate 30.000.
General Carr invites attention to j
what he terms the grave injury to' the j
service resulting from the absence of ;
officers from their commands.
PARIS—Prof. Elie Metchnikoff was !
seen at the Pasteur institute Monday •
and gave the Associated Press an in- ■
teresting expression of his views on !
the outbreak of cholera in Germany, i
The professor added the 4mporant in
formation that the Pasteur institute j
had just received special detailed re- I
ports upon the actual cholera cases in !
Germany and said he considered .
v from the bacteriological examinations
made under his personal direction
* that the cases are unquestionably
Falls in Boiling Springs. ;
LIVINGSTON, Mont.—Miss Fannie ;
•Wickes. aged 22, of Washington. D.
C., died in this city Thursday from
the effects of falling into a boiling ;
spring in the Yellowstone national I
park several days ago. In company ‘
with other eastern tourists Miss
Wickes was making a tour of the
pant, and while viewing a geyser
play, stepped backwards in an effort
to dodge the blinding spray of the
spouter and fell into a hot spring in
which the water was fairly bubbling.
Her body was literally cooked.
WALKS THE PLANK.
Public Printer Palmer Down and Out.
WASHINGTON—PubMc Printer F.
W. Palmer practically has been oust
ed from office. It was learned author
ititatively that President Roosevelt
had demanded Mr. Palmer’s resigna
tion to take effect on the 15th inst.
The demand of the president for Mr.
Palmer's resignation was due primari
ly to the latter's action in trying to
force Oscar J. Ricketts, foreman of
printing, and L. C. Hay. a foreman
of division, out of the government
printing office. Mr. Palmer asked for
the resignation of Ricketts and Hay
on the ground that they had been in
subordinate. As soon as President
Roosevelt learned of the situation
that had developed he directed Pub
lic Printer Palmer to forward to him
his resignation to take effect in two
It has been known for some time
that Mr. Palmer would not be re-ap
pointed to his present office. For sev
eral months before President Roose
velt left Washington for Oyster Bay
he was casting about for a suitable
man for the position of public printer.
He offered it to John A. Sleicher of
New York, but he declined it. having
something better in view. Until the
time there has been no change in the
The investigation made by the Keep
commission into the letting of con
tract for seventy-two Lanston type
setting machines for use in the gov
ernment printing office, disclosed a
serious condition of affairs in the man
agement of the office, the forces be
ing divided into cliques. These
cliques were so detrimental to the in
terests of the government that the
standard of efficiency in the depart
ment were reduced materially. The
evilende secured by the commission in
the course of its inquiry created
much bitter feeling among the men
holding high positions in the depart
ment. One of these was the demand
by Printer Palmer for the resigna
tions of Rickett and Hay. As the
Keep inquiry, so far as known, devel
oped nothing against the interests of
Ricketts and Hay, the president act
ed promptly in taking the whole mat
ter out of Palmer’s hands, and laying
it in the hands of the Keep commis
j sion for such further investigation as
might be necessary. Coupled w’ith
this action of the president was the
j demand on Palmer for his resignation.
PLANS FOR PALACE OF PEACE.
Carnegia Foundation Offers Fiv®
Prizes to Architects.
NEW YORK—About $15.n<)0 in
prizes and the honor of being one of
the five architects who plan the peace
palace for the use of the permanent
court of arbitration at The Hague was
today offered to the architects of all
nations in a prospectus issued by the
Carnegia foundation. This invitation
was made to secure the ideas of many
minds as to the most fitting edifice in
which to house the tribunal which it
is hoped will make war unnecessary.
The five most successful architects
will receive prizes, the largest of
which is for 12.000 guilders, a sum of
money slightly less than $5,000. In
addition to their open offer to the
world, the directors of the Carnegie
foundation, which will become the
owner of the five prize plans, has also
issued a special invitation to certain
eminent architects from each of the
principal countries of the world re
questing them to join the competition.
WOULD CLOSE ALL SALOONS.
Lid Likely to Descend Upon Northern
ST. PAUL—Word has been received
here from Cass Lake, Minn., that In
dian Agent Scott at Walker has re
ceived instructions from th® interior
department to proceed with the en
forcement of the law forbidding liquor
ia the so-called “Indian country,” and
United States District Attorney C. C.
Houpte states that a strict enforce
ment of the law would result in the
confiscation of every saloon or liquor
store in all of Minnesota north of
Fort Snelling. This would include
the c.ties of Minneapolis. Duluth. St.
Clovd. Moorhead, Crookston and hun
dreds of smxler places. The district
attorney 'ays that if the law is en
forced the “lid” will be shut down to
tight in northern Minnesota that only
an act of congress can raise it.
DOCTOR FILLS BIG CLAIM.
Asks $5,000 for Medical Attendance
on Late Ellen McKee.
ST. LOUIS, Mo.—A claim against
the estate of the late Ellen J. McKee,
amounting to $5,520. for medical serv
ices from January 2 to May 3, 1905,
was filed in the probate court today
by Dr. W. E. Fischel.
Among the items of the claim is a
charge of $5,000 for ten days' service
during the last illness of Miss McKee,
when Dr. Fischel accompanied her
from St. Louis to Asheville, N. C.,
where she died.
Miss McKee left an estate worth
several million dollars. The hearing
is set for September 14.
Russians Were Defeated.
TOKJIO.—(Delayed in Transmis
sion.)—An official report announces
the complete and crushing defeat of
the remnant of the Russian forces
after five hours’ severe fighting at
Naibutu on the west coast of the is
land of Sakhalin.
Japan Censuring Telegrams.
PEKIN—Messages received here
from a good source at Tokio represent
the situation there as grave. The Jap
anese government is apparently cen
Michael Is Honorary President.
ST. PETERSBURG.—Grand Duke
Michael Nicholaivitch has been ap
pointed honorary president of the
council of the empire, which Count
Solsky, president of the economic de
partment of ministry, has been made
Quiet Now in Tokio.
TOKIO—Tokio has been quiet to
day. General Sakuma commander of
the Tokio garrison, has issued a proc
lamation warning the populace against
Cuba Not Pleased With Its
Compact It has With
HAVANA—Two of the principal
commercial economic associations, re
sponding to a confidential request
made by the foreign relations com
mittee of the senate for advice as to
whether the pending treaty between
Great Britain and Cuba ought to be
ratified, declared emphatically against
ratification. The principal reason
given is that Cuba’s interests are too
inevitably bound to its great custo
mer, the United States, to permit of
granting for ten years such privileges
to British ships and citizens as those
named in the treaty. Another reason
given is that the adoption of the trea
ty would allow privileges to British
warships as well as merchantmen, not
warranted by the relations between
Cuba and Great Britain and not per
missible in view of the relations be
tween Cuba and the United States.
The latter reason is considered the
most potent on account of the suspi
cion that the treaty, while ostensibly
one of commerce, navigation and am
ity, would in reality give to British
warships greater privileges in Cuban
ports than those given to the United
States by the cession of two naval sta
The treaty was signed on May last
after the definite favored nation
clause has been eliminated in conse
quence of representations made by
Mr. squiers, the American minister.
The United States government, on re
ceipt of a report regarding the al
leged objectionable feature, made a
peremptory representation afainst the
treaty. The copy was sent to Wash
ington, since which time, according
to a statement made to the Associated
Press by Secretary of State O'Farrill,
the United States government has
ceased its representations regarding
it. It is known, however, that in
Washington the treaty is regarded as
inimical to the interests of the United
States, not, perhaps, in a commercial
sense, because it does not contain any
tariff concessions, but in the broader
political significance of allowing
British warships equal rights in Cu
ban ports with those of Cuban war
ships, under plea of stress of weather
or accident, thus giving to Great
Britain greater privileges than those
granted to the United States.
FAVOR FOR AMERICA.
Czar of Russia Orders Change of Pol
icy in Regard to Imports.
OYSTER BAY, L. I.—At the confer
ences between President Roosevelt
and the Russian peace envoys. Mr.
Witte, by direction of the emperor of
Russia, presented the following com
"Some years ago in consequence of
misunderstanding in the intepretation
of the most favored nation clause,
there were established in Russia on
several articles of American produc
tion customs on a higher scale than
those levied on the same articles w'hen
imported from other countries.
"His majesty, the emperor of Rus
sia, has commanded me to inform the
president of the United States that he
has been pleased to order the discon
tinuance of the levying of such higher
duties on American products in order
that henceforth the American manu
facturers should pay the same duties
as importers from other countries.”
BADGE FOR PAST COMMANDER.
Comrade Bross Given One as Chap
lain and Head o< Nebraskans.
DENVER, Colo.—An interesting fea
ture of the visit of the Nebraska de
partment to the national encamp
ment at the Albany hotel was the pre
sentation to Past Department Com
mander Harmon Bross of Lincoln of
a past department commander’s badge.
The presentation address was made
by C. E. Adams of Superior.
The badge is of gold, and is stud
ded with seven diamonds. The em
blem bears a cross and a sword. The
cross denotes that Mr. Bross was de
partment chaplain of Nebraska for
three years, and the sword signifies
that he was a commissioned officer in
the union army.
STOCK WAS OVERSUBSCRIBED.
Lewis Found More Suckers Than He
Could Take Care Of.
ST. LOUIS.—Frederick Essen, re
ceiver of the People’s United States
bank, reported to Judge McElhinney
of the circuit court at Clayton, that
there was in the bank $233,536 cred
ited to the special account of President
E. G. Lewis which had been received
by him on subscriptions for capital
stock, and which represents over-sub
scriptions. received after all of the
capital stock had been taken. The
judge ordered that this be returned
to the subscribers.
DO NOT LIKE TERMS.
Popular Outbreak at Tokio Against
Peace Settlement at Portsmouth.
TOKIO—Rioting broke out here last
(Tuesday) night in connection with
the dissatisfaction over the result of
the peace settlement. There were sev
eral clashes with the police and it is
estimated that two were killed and
500 wounded. The rioting ceased at
midnight. Police stations were the
only property destroyed.
Badge for Comrade Bross.
DENVER, Colo.—An interesting fea
ture of the visit of the Nebraska de
partment to the national encampment
at the Albany hotel was the presenta
tion to Past Department Commander
Harmon Bross of Lincoln of a post de
partment commander’s badge. The
presentation address was delivered by
C. E. Adams of Superior. The badge
is of gold and is studded with seven
diamonds. The emblem bears a cross
and a sword. The cross denotes that
Mr. Bross was department chaplain of
Nebraska for three years.
A $50,000,000 CONCESSION.
It is Awarded to J. E. Markel of Ne
NEW YORK—Chairman Shonts of
the Panama canal commission an
nounced Friday that he had awarded
a concession for feeding and housing
the greater part of the canal employes
to J. E. Markel of Omaha.
Following a month’s visit to Pana
ma, Mr. Markel has worked out a com
prehensive scheme, which includes
the early establishment of ten hotels
along the canal and railroad, each of
them to accommodate from 150 to 250
laborers and twice as many diners.
These hotels, it is declared, will com
pare favorably with the better class
of commercial hotels in this country
; and will be used chiefly by the higher
salaried employes. The average
rate for board and lodging will be
about $36 a month.
WRITING POOR LIFE RISKS.
Investigating Committee Unearths
New Form of Fraud.
NEW YORK—Evidence of exten
sive fraud in the writing of life insur
ance on risks known to be bad has
been brought to the attention of the
Armstrong legislative committee. It
is asserted that in this class of fraud
there has been collusion between the
officers and agents of companies of
Subpoenas summoning the medical
examiners of some of the big compan
ies to appear before the committee
have been prepared. They will also
be requested to have ready for the
committee the medical records of the
company for the last few years to be
used as exhibits in case they are re
quired. All the medical examiners
probably will be called for the same
LEARN OF PEACE TREATY.
Oyama Congratulates Gen. Linevitch
on the Outcome.
GODZYADINI. Manchuria—At 1
o'clock Saturday afternoon a Japan
ese messenger, bearing a white flag
and escorted by soldiers, arrived at a
post near the railway and handed to
the Russian officers who went to
meet him a letter from Field Marshal
Oyama to General Linevitch. con
gratulating him on the conclusion of
peace and begging him to appoint
Russian plenipotentiaries to arrange
Field Marshal Oyama had appointed
General Tukushima as plenipotentiary
for his side, the letter announced, and
he suggested Chakhedza as the mee
Woman’s Relief Corps.
DENVER—The Womans Relief
Corps of the Grand Army of the Re
public elected the following officers:
Senior vice president, Mrs. Julia G.
Sine. Chicago; junior vice president,
Eunice Munger. Oklahoma City. O.
T.; treasurer, Charlotte E. Wright,
Hartford. Conn.; chaplain, Catherine
C. Kennedy, Denver. Executive
board: Dr. Orpha Bruce. Tampa,
Fla.; Sarah E. White, Rockville. Ind..
Florence S. Babbitt, Ypsilanti, Mich.;
Maria E. Dean, Chattanooga. Tenn.,
and Mrs. Alice W. Fuller, Cleveland,
O. The encampment adjourned sine
Doesn’t Fear an Outbreak.
WASHINGTON—The Japanese le
gation is without advices as to the dis
turbances which have taken place in
Japan in disapproval of the terms of
the peace treaty. M. Hioki, the first
secretary, stated, however, that very
few Japanese were perhaps satisfied
with the terms of the treaty, the sense
of discipline in the people was so
great that there wa3 not the slightest
fear of any serious outbreak.
INVASION OF NEW ZEALAND.
American Harvester Trust Menace to
LONDON—The Times correspond
ent at Wellington, New Zealand, says:
The operations of the American
harvester trust are seriously menac
ing the prosperity of New Zealand im
plement makers. The manufacturers
i recognize that even a protective tariff
! of 20 per cent would be unavailing. A
! deputation asked the government to
! prevent the trust from doing business.
| The premier intimated that the gov
ernment would proceed with the mo
nopolies prevention bill.
BUT ONE LARGER CORN CROP.
Kansas Yield This Year Estimated at
WICHITA. Kas.—F. W. Frasius. ed
itor of the Southwestern Grain and
Flour Journal of this city, is author
ity for the statement that the Kansas
com crop will reach 230,000,000 bush
els. Only once in the history of the
i state was there a larger crop of corn
| than will be gathered this fall. That
was in 1889, when the yield of Kansas
was 270,000,000 bushels. Authorities
all say that the present crop without
doubt is the largect ever grown in
the state, acreage considered.
Teamsters in Open Revolt.
CHICAGO—Open revolt against the
International Brotherhood of Team
sters. which practically amounts to
secession, came when three of the best
organized local unions in Chicago, the
ice wagon drivers, van teamsters and
brick, sand and terra cotta teamsters,
voted to repudiate the election of of
ficers at the international convention
at Philadelphia, adopt the referendum
and withhold support from President
Shea and the executive board. The
unions which defied Shea number
Eight Die from Cholera.
WARSAW—In the village of Wy
sock, government of Yolhynia, on the
frontier of Russian Poland, a rafts
man who returned from Prussia and
eight other persons hav; died from
cholera. The village has been iso
Kulikovsky Gets Life Sentence.
MOSCOW—M. Kulikovsky, who, on
July 11 last, assassinated Major Gen
eral Count Shuvaloff, has been sen
tenced to imprisonment for life.
Corporal Tanner is Chosen
Commander of Grand
£Army of the Republic
DENVER—The thirty-ninth annual
national encampment of the Grand
Army of the Republic elected officers
on Friday as follows:
Commander-in-chief, James Tanner,
Senior vice commander-in-chief,
George W. Cook, Denver.
Junior vice commander-in-chief, Si
las H. Towler, Minneapolis.
Surgeon general, Hugo Philler, Wau
Chaplain-in-chief. Rev. Father J. G.
Leary, Chapman. Kan.
Minneapolis was chosen as the
meeting place for 1906.
The contest for commander-in-chief
was the most interesting feature of
the sessions Friday. Besides Corporal
Tanner, R. B. Brown of Zanesville. O.,
Charles Burrows of Rutherford, N. J.,
and Charles G. Burton of Nevada, Mo.,
were placed in nomination. Burrows’
name was immediately withdrawn. As
the roll call of departments proceeded j
it became apparent from the number !
of departments seconding Tanner
that his election was a certainty. Al
though George Stone of San Francisco
was not named formally as a candi
date, the Department of California and
Nevada cast its fifteen votes for him.
The total vote for Tanner was 447.
Brown received 187, Ohio and Penn
sylvania giving him their full vote
and Indiana a majority. The only
large delegation that voted for Burton
was that of Missouri. His total was
When the adjutant general announc
ed the result the convention went
w-ild. The old veterans leaped from
their seats, shouting and cheering
and throwing their hats in the air.
Amid the din General Brow-n mount
ed the stage and moved to make Tan
ner’s election unanimous. Messrs.
Burton and Stone both seconded the
motion, which was carried with a roar
of applause. Commander-in-Chief
King then appointed the defeated com
rades a committee to escort Corporal
Tanner to the stage. While the four
were walking down the center aisle
the delegates made a rush for Tanner,
and. lifting him into the air. carried
him bodily to the rostrum. The dele
gates then rose enmasse and cheered
for several minutes.
In a brief speech Corporal Tanner
thanked his comrades. “There is one
man.” he said, "whose esteem and as
sistance it is necessary for the old
soldiers to have. There are three
men in the encampment whom I will
call in council in meeting President
Another great shout went up as Cor
poral Tanner indicated the person he
referred to in his veiled remark and
as it died down he said that he ex
pected to have the beneficent counsel
in all his undertakings as commander
in-chief of Senator William Warner
of Missouri. General John C. Black of
Chicago and General Grenville M.
Dodge of New York.
CHINA TAKES STEP FORWARD.
Old Method of Educational Examina
PEKING—An important edict has
been issued in response to the memo
rial of Yuan Shi Ki and other promi
nent men. abolishing examinations for
the old system of degrees. By means
of this system, established from time
immemorial. China has recruited gov
ernment officers. The idea of obtain
ing by competitive examination the
best educated men is essentially good,
but it has been rendered entirely fu
tile by the knowledge demanded.
Hitherto the aspirant for honors was
required to be proficient in the writ
ings of Confucius and other classics,
the ability to compose essays in a par
ticular form, consisting really of a
kind of literary jugglery. The learn
ing so obtained was entirely useless
for practical purposes, while the close
study required to attain the necessary
knowledge prevents attention to other
modern and more useful subjects.
SALMON QUITS HIS OFFICE.
Doctor Tenders Resignation and It
WASHINGTON—Dr. David E. Sal
mon. chief of the bureau of animal in
dustry, department of agriculture, has
tendered his resignation to take effect
immediately upon the appointment of
his successor, and it has been accept
ed to take effect on October 1.
The resignation was announced by
Secretary Wilson at noon today, but
he declined to state whether the sever
ance is due to the charges filed re
cently against Dr. Salmon, of which
the doctor was exonerated.
ENVOYS GIVE TO CHARITIES.
CONCORD, N. H.—Letters from the
Russian and Japanese peace plenipo
tentiaries on the eve of their depart
ure from this country, which accom
panied checks of $10,000 each for
charitable purposes in the state of
New Hampshire, were made public
Friday by Governor John McLane.
The envoys wrote in cordial apprecia
tion of the hospitality and courtesy
shown them by the state and leave
the question of disposition of the funds
to the discretion of the governor.
Deprived of Their Rank.
ST. PETERSBURG—An imperial
order was issued today dismissing
Rear Admiral NebogatofT and the cap
tains of the battleship Nicolai I. (now
the Iki), and the cruisers Admiral
Seniavan (now the Minoshima), and
General Admiral Apraxine (now the
Okinoshima), which were surrender
ed to the Japanese in the battle of
the Sea of Japan. All fonr officers,
besides being deprived of their ranks,
are liable to punishment under the
provisions of the naval penal code.
Other officers will be punished. 1
IS FOR PENSIONS.
Roll Reached Its Maximum Last
WASHINGTON—The pension roll
reached the maximum number in its
history on January 21 last, the num
ber being 1,004.196. The roll passed
the million mark in September of last
year and gradually increased for the
next four months. The decline began
with the first of last February and by
the following May had dropped below
the million mark.
These facts are developed in a sy
nopsis of the annual report of Pension
Commissioner Warner covering the
operations of his oifice for the fiscal
year ended June 30 last. At the end
of the year the number of pensioners
had declined to 998,441, a net increase
for the year of 3.439.
The report shows the following ad
During the year the bureau issued
185,242 pension certificates, of which
number over 50,000 were originals. Th«
annual value of the pension roll on
June 30, 1905, was $136,745,295. By
the term “annual value” is meant the
amount of money required to pay the
pensioners then on the roll for one
During the year 43,833 pensioners
were dropped from the roll by reason
of death and of these 30,254 were sur
vivors of me civil war.
On June 30, 1905. the roll contained
the names of 684,608 survivors of the
civil war, a decrease of over 6,000
from the previous year.
The total amount disbursed for pen
sions for the fiscal year is $141,682,
841, of which $4,197,167 was for navy
pensions and $3,409,998 was paid to
pensioners of the Spanish war and
$133,022,170 to the survivors of the
civil war, their widows and depend
ants. The total amount paid to Span
ish war pensioners since 1899 is $11,
The total amount of money paid for
pensions since the foundation of the
government is $3,320,860,022 and of
this amount $3,144,395,405 has been
paid on account of the civil war. The
total number of claims allowed, origi
nal and increase, under order No. 78.
known as the “age order.” since that
order went into effect April 13, 1904,
up to June 30 1905, was 65,612.
GUARDIAN FOR A RICH MAN.
Millionaire Wells of Iowa Unable to
GRUNDY CENTER. la—Guardians
were appointed today for George
Wells, pioneer citizen and millionaire
land owner, on petition of his sister,
Mary Wells Nelson, who alleged him
to be of unsound mind because of ad
vanced age. Wells being over 84 years
old. He is one of Iowa's richest men.
He owns nearly 14,000 acres of choice
farm lands in Grundy. Emmett and
Kossuth counties, valued at from $50
to $100 per acre. He has $200,000 on
deposit in Chicago banks. $150,000 in
Iowa banks and has other personal
property worth $500,000.
PEACE ENVOYS AT DINNER.
Witte and Baron De Rosen Entertain
ed at New York.
NEW YORK—George C. Harvey en
tertained at dinner Thursday night
at the Metropolitan club the Russian
peace envoys, Mr. Witte and Baron de
Rosen, the members of their suites
and a company of men distinguished
in the different walks of life. The
dinner company numbered more than
eighty. Mr. Witte first spoke, saying
he had insisted upon being accorded
that privilege that he might have the
honor to propose a toast “to the health
of the illustrious statesman. Theodore
Roosevelt.” Mr. Witte s last words
were drowned with cheers. When
these were ended he resumed speak
ing in French:
“At the same time it is my great
pleasure and I believe it my duty to
propose a toast to the prosperity of
the great and marvelous Americans,
who are so admirably personified in
the president. I drink to this glorious
republic and its president, Mr. Roose
GRAFT CHARGE AT ST. JOE.
Insane Hosoital Trustees Accused of
ST. JOSEPH—Abraham Davis, a lo
cal democratic politician, filed an in
junction suit in the circuit court to
day. in which he charges that Dr. C.
R. Woodson, superintendent, and the
Board of Managers of the State Hos
pital for the Insane No. 2 are divert
ing money paid by the county for the
keep of indigent insane to the building
fund, which is supposed to be kept up
by the state, and asks that they be re
strained from using county money tor
state purposes. It is estimated that
the loss to the taxpayers of the county
is $5,000 annually. It is also alleged
that a profit is charged on clothing fur
nished the patient* part of which is
manufactured by them. Dr. Woodson
says he courts the fullest investigation
and that he can disprove every charge
Ambassador Meyer Coming Home.
ST. PETERSBURG — Ambassador
Meyer will leave St. Petersburg Sep
tember 11 for Berlin and Paris and
thence he will go to America at the
end of September on leave of absence.
Find of Spanish Gold.
DETROIT, Mich.—A special to the
Tribune from Traverse City says that
$150,000 in Soanish gold has been un
earthed on North Fox island, off Grand
Traverse bay, in Lake Michigan.
Would Exterminate Anarchy.
BARCELONA—At a mass meeting
held here it was decided to ask the
government for sufficient police to ex
terminate anarchy here. It was fur
ther resolved that should the govern
ment refuse, the people of Barcelona
will appeal to foreign nations to es
tablish here an international police
One of the discouraging features of
being a good example for the com
munity is that nobody pays any atten
tion to you.
SULTAN’S DINNER IS EXPENSIVE.
It Costs Turkey's Ruler $5,000 Every
The Sultan of Turkey's dinner costs
him $5,000 a day.
The table is of silver, and it is said
to be the most exquisite specimen of
the silversmith's art that the world
The dishes are brought in upon the
heads of jublakiars. or cooks’ assist
ants. and each dish is covered and
sealed with the royal seal. There are
always fifty or more dishes, and all
are set before the sultan at the same
time. He eats, usually, from about
Though the sultan is himself a
total abstainer, the finest vintage
wines are always offered to such
guests as dine at the palace.
Every dish the ruler partakes of is
first tasted in the kitchen by the grand
vizier, lest it be poisoned, and it is
immediately thereafter that its seal
ing takes place. Always, before he
can fall to on a dish, the sultan must
break its seal.
It is not because he eats $5,000
worth of food himself that the sultan’s
dinner bill is so expensive. He eats,
as a matter of fact, no more than a
half dollar's worth. But the guests
and retainers who dine at his expense
number daily several thousand.
MOSQUITOES ARE KILLING BIRDS
Attack Them at Nicht and Suck
Their Blood Away.
Scores of canaries and other birds
in Baltimore, Md„ are the victims of
the merciless attacks of mosquitoes.
Great numbers of birds become weak
and die as a result of having the life
blood sucked from their bodies by the
insects at night.
‘Scores of birds die in this city
each year." said James A. Graham, a
canary fancier, "of the attacks of
mosquitoes. Several years ago I
noticed that the legs of my pets were
swollen and the skin cracked and
sore. The birds perceptibly shrunk in
size and were almost dead when it
was suggested to me that mosquitoes
had something to do with the trouble.
"I at once set to work, accepting
the mosquito theory as the correct
one. The cages were covered with
net to keep out the pests, and as an
extra precaution the legs of the birds
were dipped in oil of pennyroyal, red
cedar and other remedies with per
fectly satisfactory results. The insects
can bite through the feathers of the
canary with perfect ease. All birds
when they sleep during the summer
spread out their feathers, making it
easy for the long-billed mosquito to
reach their bodies.
How He Was Crushed.
A dudish young man sat on the end
of the seat of an open car with a
sense of proprietorship, when another
dudish young man jumped upon the
footboard and stared at him for a mo
ment and then said:
“Thir, why donth you hitch along?”
“Why should I hitch along?" queried
“Because, thir—because I lisp. If
you will pay attention you will see
thath I lisp. I have had a front tooth
taken out, thir. Yes, thir. I have had
a front tooth taken out so as to make
me lisp, and I demand, thir—I demand
thath you hitch along and give me the
“You are way off. nay lisping friend.
Can’t you see that I have just had
my ears manicured and that they are
of a beautiful pink?”
“Oh, I thee,” said the lisping young
man. “Yes. thir, 1 thee, and I will
admit thath pink ears beat a lisp, but
I will climb over you and thit down
and feel duly crushed.”—Cincinnati
Reporters Joke With Loeb.
When some of the newspapers were
printing funny stories about William
Loeb. private secretary to President
Roosevelt, during the last campaign,
alleging that he was the “champion
blame-taker in America” because he
was always so willing to assume re
sponsibility for anything that went
wrong at the White House. Mr. Loeb
laughed with the very men who wrote
the yarns. But one day his patience
was taxed. The President’s train had
been delayed seven hours between
Philadelphia and New York while he
was going to Oyster Bay. Next morn
ing one of the New York dailies had
these flaming headlines: "President’s
Train Waterbound—Loeb Not to
Blame.” “See here, boys,” said the
secretary next morning at Oyster Bay -
“that’s going too far.” “Very well,’
said the reporter who had written the
story, “I’ll correct it to-morrow and
say you were to blame.”—Chicago
I just missed happiness to-dav.
Coquette, she took another way.
Oh. she went up as I came down;
Only the flutter of her gown.
Her mocking laughing for my frown
And wistful yearning.
A moment more, a moment less
Had won or lost her—Happiness. j
But ah. worse this is; «! *
To come just near enough to see
What might be and what could not be;
Just near enough her lips—ah me!—
To think of kisses.
Just near enough to realize
How glad her smile, how blue her eyea
How swift her pace is.
Alas, just near enough tc say,
I “So close was Happiness to-day
I know, who might not bid her stay.
How sweet her face is.”
—Theodosia Garrison, in Woman s Home
“Martha,” said a Westport woman
to her negro cook, “when are you and
Abe going to be married?”
“Doan* know es Ab’ll mahry dat
man,” replied the cook.
“What’s the matter, now?” she was
“Well, ma’am,” the cook said, shak
ing her head, “Ah hear Ab been run
oin’ around wif ernuthah woman. Ah’s
full ob suspiciosity bout dat man.”—
Kansas City Times.
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Mean of Him.
Mrs. Stubbs carefully unfolded the
“Listen. John,” she said. “How is
this for a thrilling aceount of a great
naval battle: ‘For four hours the ’
huge man-of-war spoke incessantly
“Hold on!” interrupted Mr. Stubb.
“You say it spoke incessantly for four
hours? Why, that must have been a
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