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President Roosevelt was given a
great reception at Chautauqua, Now
York, August 11. The presidont spoke
at length, and among other things
said: "One of the main features of
our national government policy should
bo the effort to secure adequate and
ofl'ectivo supremacy and regulatory
control over all corporations doing an
interstate business The
government has very properly exer
' cised moderation in attempting to cn
forco the criminal provisions of the
anti-trust statute; but it has become
our conviction that in some cases,
such as that o at least certain of the
beef packers recently indicted in Chi
cago, it is impossible longer to show
A cablegram under date of The
Hague, August 7, says "A new cab
inet was formed today under the
premiership of G. A. Van Hamel, pro
fessor of philosophy at the University
of Amstordam. Jonkheer R. DeMarees
van Swindoren, minister of foreign
affairs. Other members of the cab
inet are: Minister of the interior
Deputy Rink. Minister of finance
Herr Domeostor. Vice president of the
council the East Indies and minister
of marine, Capt. Cohenstuart. Minister
of war, eneral Staal. Minister of pub
lic work's, trade and industry Herr
Krans. Director of the technical uni
versity and minister of agriculture
and labor Herr Veecens. Minister
-Doputy Pock. Pre
also takes the port
of justice. The last
on July 3. owinir to
by tho drivers of the Standard Oil
company in delivering oil and de
clared after the examination that
each of fifteen out of twenty-one
measures tested lacked one-half pint
of holding .five gallons. The in
spector took possession of the al
leged short measures and they will
be used as evidence against the oil
The number of yellow fever cases
increase at New Orleans. Archbishop
Chappelle of the diocese of Louisiana,
who was apostolic delegate to Cuba
and Porto Rico, was stricken with the
disease and died at New Orleans
of the colonies
mier Van Hamel
folio of minister
the result of the general elections."
Mr. Loomis, assistant secretary of
state, has returned from his special
mission abroad, and has made a
lengthy report, together with 'many
recommendations to the president.
Twenty thousand Finlanders met in
mass meeting recently to protest
against, the proposal of the govern
ment to remove political offenders
from the jurisdiction of the local
authorities, transferring their trials
to the Russian military court. The
meeting demanded the arrest of the
governor and the chief of police, who
are" charged with having fomented
the disturbances which occurred last
Ruth, the five-months old daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Harry G. Rogers of
La Crosse, Wisconsin, was operated
on for appendicitis August 5. This is
the first instance where so young a
porson has submitted to the oper
tion for appendicitis.
Mrs. Clarence Mackay has been
elected member of the board of
trustees of the Roslyn, New York,
Union Free School. Mrs. Mackay an
nounces that she will take an active
interest in the school management.
Mary G. Carlisle, wife of John G.
Carlisle, former secretary of the
treasury, died recently at Long Island.
The estate of the late Daniel S.
Lamont, secretary of was under Gro
ver Cleveland, is valued at $3,000,000
personal property and ?100,000 real
Barney Oldfield, the famous auto
niobilist, has met with another serious
accident and is said to be seriously
Stockholm cablegrams say that
King Oscar on the advice of his doc
tors will hand over the reins of gov
ernment to his son.
Dr. John Welch, the oldest dentist
in Portland, Oregon, died recently at
his home in that city. He was sixty-
nine years of age, born in Mineral
Point, Wisconsin. Doctor Welch was
a delegate to the democratic national
conventions of 1896 and 1900.
Brigadier-General Roy Stone, who
figured conspicuously at the battle of
Gettysburg, died at his home in Mind
ham, New Jersey. He was sixty-nine
Sam Jones, the evangelist, In an
address delivered August 7, at St.
-Louis declared that while John D.
Rockefeller was the richest he was
"by no means tho worst of men."
Governor La Follette of Wisconsin
-denies the report that he will resign
tho governorship in September and
...go to Washington as United States
senator in October. The governor in
timates that he has not decided just
. when he will retire from the gbvor
; nor's office.
It is now charged that there are
irregularities in the weather bureau
of the agricultural department. Pro
fessor Willis L. Moore, chief of the
weather bureau, has issued a state
ment denying the accusations.
Blair Lee, well lenown to democrats
throughout the - country, has been
nominated to represent Montgomery
county, Maryland, in the senate.
An Associated Press dispatch, un-
t der date of Kansas City, Mo., August
.,10, says: "Tho city inspector, of
weights and measures today tested a
number of five gallon measures used
A dispatch to the Chicago Record
Herald, under date, of Milwaukee.
August 7, says: "Millions of fleas
routed the employes of the Luthern
Manufacturing company at North Mil
waukee today, and still hold possession
of the plant. The little insects covered
the floors some time during the night
and s got busy as soon as tho em
ployes appeared. In half -an hour not
u. ancwx was ituu u.L wonc. An Insect
exterminator has been appealed to.
Where the fleas came from is a mys-
Professor Edward A. Ross of the
University of Nol.nalro .,.7 ".,
J lecture at Chicago, August 9 in which
lecture Professor Ross said: "The
man who picks pockets with a rail
way rebate, murders with an adulter
ant Instead of a bludgeon, burglarizes
with a rake-off instead of a jimmy,
cheats with a company prospectus
instead of a deck of cards or scuttles
his town instead of his ship, does not
feel on his brow the brand of the
malefactor. The latter-day treacheries
fly no skull and cross bones at the
masthead. Modern sin takes its char
acter from the mutualism of our
time. The rise of the state
makes possible counterfeiting, smug
gling, peculation and treason. Com
merce tempts the pirate, the forger
and the embezzler. Every new s fidu
ciary relation is a fresh opportunity
for breach of trust. The daring sins
of our times are incidental to the
ruthless pursuit of private ends, and
the victims, like the wayfarers run
down by the automobile, are offered
up to the god of speed. The modern
criminal wears immaculate linen,
carfies a silk hat and a lighted cigar,
and sins with a calm countenance and
serene soul, leagues or months from
the evil he causes. Upon his gentle
manly presence the eventual blood
and tears do not obtrude themselves.
Briber and boodler and grafter are
often 'good men,' judged by the old
standards. Among the chiefest sin
ners are now enrolled men who are
pure and kind-hearted, loving to their
families, faithful to their friends and
generous to the needy."
Japan made public its demands on
Russia August 10. It insists upon
reimbursement for war expenses and
the cession of the island of Sakhalin.
These were the chief terms. The As
sociated Press says: "The other
terms are substantially what the
world expected and with one or per
haps two exceptions could probably
be entertained, as a basis of negotia
tion. They include the following:
The cession of the Russian leases to
the Liao Tung peninsula comprising
Port Arthur and Dalnv. Tim ommm.
tion of the entire province of Man
churia, the retrocession to China of
any privileges Russia may have in
the province and the recognition by
Russia of the principle of the 'open
door. The cession to Japan of the
Chinese Eastern railroad hoinw tto
bin, the main line through northern
Manchuria to Vladivostok to remain
Russian property. The recognition of
the Japanese protectorate over Korea
The grant of fishing rights to Japan
in the waters of the Russian littoral
northward from Vladivostok to the
Behring sea. The relinquishment to
Japan of the Russian warships in
terned in neutral ports. Finally a
limitation upon the naval strength in
far eastern waters."
VOLUME 5, NUMBER 3I
Up to August 10, the total number
of cases of yellow fever at New Or
leans was 739. Deaths 126.
A QUESTION OF DISCIPLINE
We have a letter frcm a Connecti
cut employer asking us to give a list
of men expelled from unions for as
saulting non-union men or for par
ticipating in mob riots during strikes.
Our correspondent admits that labor
leaders denounce these offenses in
their .speeches, but says that he has
never heard that a union expelled a
member for such lawbreaking.
We can give no list of names, al
though a union in Chicago did assist
last year in the prosecution of one
of its members for violence and did
expel him upon conviction. There
may be other similar instances. We
have asked the samo question of la
bor leaders and their answer has been
in substance this:
"We can not expel these men
except through regular processes pro
vided by our by-laws ana constitution.
We must have the evidence to convict."
Any man who nmu .
will deny it, and his pTrtlcular r"? act
will shield him just as eve v nnr ends
person is shielded in tie C0,LoCCUSe1
day. When violence is colm
and arrests are made, the S ed
tion can not act until 'after a III f
tion and then it does act Ae
obstacles arise when demand is S0
for the expulsion of members ftlJj
a church How many chuTci 2 tog
are expelling men whoso rascality X
'high finance; has been oxJSS
ing the last two years? Take a l3t
of them and one will be surprised to
find how prominent some of them aro
in ecclesiastical organizations. But so
long as nothing is proved against
them in the courts it would be most
difficult for a church committee to
prove anything which tho regularly
constituted authorities, with their ml
chinery for convicting of crime, can
not prove. If public prosecutors can
not find evidence, how much less can
the trustees of a church or the trus
tees of a union find the evidence to
expell their respective members?
National Civic Federation Review.
THE NEGRO SOLDIER
The nogro soldier of the uneduca
ted class is not always stupid. Ono
of the privates of the Forty-eightli
volunteer infantry created a deal of
amusement in a little court of in
quiry one day, in which the loss of
a carabao, killed by the Manila and
Dagupan railway, was being adjusted.
A certain pedantic young officer, who
had graduated in law at one of tho
state universities, always anxious
and ready to appear as judge advo
cate, and in any and all functions of
litigation, was in the position of prose
cutor. The erudite young man ex
pended about twenty minutes of tho
court's time instructing the negro
soldier who had seen the Idling as to
how he should bear testimony.
"Now," said he, closing his speech
of instruction, "just tell the court in
as few words as possible what you
saw on the 24th day of June, 1900,
while walking down the track of tho
Manila and Dagupan railway about
nine o'clock in the morning. Tell tho
court how the animal was killed and
just how you saw it. Don't use, now,
all the words in the dictionary. Pro
ceed." The soldier looked puzzled at first
a perfect picture, of stupidity. Ho
frowned as though deep in thought.
He turned his head on one side. He
gazed toward the ceilinw as if hopg
for Divine inspiration. Finally his
face lighted up faintly and he drawled
out: "Well' Cap'n, hit jes' tooted and
tuck 'im.' Collier's Weekly.
HIS REMARKABLE MEMORY
"Excuse me," said the absent-minded
professor,, "but haven't we met he
fore? Your face is strangely ta
"Yes,-" answered the young w
"our hostess introduced us just before
"Ah," yes," rejoined the professor.
"I was p-iitive I had seen yoUf some
where; I never forget a face. Ul
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