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VOLUME 5, NUMBER 3J
ner in which it' has heretofore handled
the questions that have arisen and
always inspired by the best Interests
of the country and mindful of Its laws
and international obligations."
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Pekin cablegrams say that the
American government has notified
China that negotiations to discuss the
Chinese exclusion act -will' be discon
tinued until the anti-American boy
cott is stopped.
Vinson Walsh, son of Thomas F.
Walsh, of Denver, was killed in an
automobile accident at Newport.
John Temple Graves has announced
his candidacy for United States sen
ator from Georgia.
Hoke Smith, who was a member
of Grover Cleveland's cabinet is a
candidate for- the democratic nomina
tion for governor of Georgia.
Ralph Lee Ray, of Lancaster, Wis.,
has accepted the position of tutor In
the American language to King Al
phonso of Spain. Young Ray is not
yet niriteen years of age.
David Wark, a member of the Ca
nadian senate, died at Fredericton,
N. B August 30. He was one hun
dred and one years and six months of
left with two boys to support and
educate, and finally became editor of
St. Nicholas, winning high fame in
Thirty persons were injured In a
railroad wreck near Demopolis) Ala-
A platform at Pittsburg, Pa., col
lapsed and more than five hundred
men, women and children were thrown
into a cellarway. All were injured,
but no fatalities.
C B. Graves of Emporia, Kansas,
has been appointed by Governor Hoch
as associate justice or the supreme
court," to succeed the late E. W. Cunningham.
Manila dispatches say that the
Sultan of Sulu offered his hand in
marriage to the president's daughter.
Londan' dispatches say that Lord
George Curzon will retire as viceroy
of India, and that he will be succeeded
by the Earl of MInto, former governor
general of Canada. Curzon's resigna
tion Is due to a controversy with. Lord
Kitchener over the new plans for the
army administration of India. Pre
mier Balfour took sides with Kitch
ener. The result was Curzon's res
ignation. E. A. Strong, formerly as assembly
man from Ashland, Wis., is dead.
He was an ardent La Follette sup
Russell Sage, the financier who re
cently celebrated his eighty-ninth,
birthday is quoted as saying: "I am
going to live to be 100 years old; I
am going to par, and I shall see
Missouri Pacific go to 200 before I
die. There is really no reason why
I should not live longer than 100
years; but, on the whole, I think that
is a good, conservative age to attain.
The trouble with most 'men is that
they die too young. It takes them
thirty or forty years to learn how
to live and how to make money, and
then, just as they have acquired
knowledge, death gathers them in.
Many and many a promising career
has been cut short at the premature
age of forty and fifty years."
James R. Hyde, of Equitable
fame, has sold his country seat, tmd
it is announced that he will live in
Sydney H. Cole of Milwaukee died
at Oakland, California. He was a
thirty-third degree,. Mason.
Washington "dispatches intimate that
Former Internal Avenue Commie.
sooner Yerkes, ,pf Kentucky, will suc
ceed Leslie M'.Shaw as secretary ,'6e
th,e treasury next February. "
Adolph William Bouguereau, the
famous painter, died' at LbRochelle,
; It is reported that China will make
demands on Russia and Japan for
4'amages to crops in Manchuria during
Berlin dispatches report 'that con
ditions In German East Africa are be
coming more serious.
','The Norway Storthing has asked
ijhe Swedish Riksdag to pass resolu
tions formally -recognizing the disso
lution of the union.-
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pf' Tylertown, Miss., was killed by
lightning. s V , ..
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. Mary Mapes"" Dodge, famous as a
writer, is, dead. Mrs. Dodge's husband
died thlrty-flvo years ago. She was
An infernal machine disguised as a
gift cigar box was received by Captain
Miles O'Rilly of the New York police
force. Its character was recognized
before any injury was done.
In a statement given to the press
August 20, Senor Quesada, the Cu
ban minister, said that property in
the island was so great that even the
most optimistic were surprised. Senor
Quesada added: "The greatest proof
of the development of Cuba during
the administration of PrGRhienr. Tnima
can be found in the study of the last
figures of the official report of the
Cuban treasury, showing the results
of conservative, wise and progressive
government which has ruled the island
during the last three years. The
receipts for the fiscal year ended
June 30, 1905, were $01,751,095, of
which $25,944,622 was from public
revenues and $35,806,773 from special
accounts, of which $31,677,336 was
the product of the loan for the pay
ment of the Cuban army. The cus
toms receipts were $4,848,942 more
than the previous year. The ex
portations reached $101,000,077 the
tmnrvptVt'i-f Ann ' 0!1 nnrr ri a
...."""uuo ux,oi,oo'i, leaving a
trade balance of $4o.oon.nnn Twiti
the year payments were made to the
amount of $44,510,373, of which $17,.
286,400 was for the regular budget
and $23,066,638 for paying the army
claims. The total receipts for the
juui wure qui,o,uyb, which, plus
$7,099,584, the balance from the pre
vious year, gives a grand total of
$68,984,714. Deducting expenditures
there was a balance of $24,340,307 in
the Cuban treasury on July 1, iat
which after; making some allowance
for outstanding credits leaves about
$22,000,000 of BiirnliiR. Tnr.f p ,,.
will be devoted to publfc works and
liurt to serve as tne basis for money
to be applied to settle the balance due
to the army. The government of
Cuba, which so far has been very care
ful of contracting financial obligations,
will deal with this matter in the same
conservative and commendable man
The first popular vote for the nom
ination of United States senator in
Virginia was taken August 22. Sen
ator Thomas S. Martin, candidate for
the Senate, and Representative Swan
son, candidate for governor, were suc
cessful. J. T. Ellyson was nominated
for lieutenant governor; W. A. Ander
son, attorney- general; J. D. Eggle
ston, Jr., superintendent of schools;
D. I. Eggleston, secretary of state; and
A. W. Harman, treasurer.
The New York World of August 21,
says: "For the first time New York
saw a real airship In a real flight
yesterday. Thousands of persons wit
nessed a genuine trip of an aerial
machine that skimmed through the
air with the grace pf a bird. After
rising to a height of about a quarter
of a mile above the street level the
strange ship made a voyage of more
than two miles and came back to
earth almost on the spot where the
daring navigator said he would land."
E. H. Conger has resigned as am
bassador to Mexico. The resignation
will take effect October 18. It has
A Minneapolis dispatch under date
of August 22, follows: "Mediterranean
moths have closed two Minneapolis
flour mills, and others are expected
to shut down soon because of these
pests. The moths gather under the
fine silk cloth through which the flour
Is sifted and form webs from one to
four inches thick. They also eat the
cloth, making it impossible to sift
A dispatch to the New York World,
under date of Washington, August 21,
follows: "Alleged irregularities in
connection with the importation of
Cuban tobacco, and the loss of several
nundred thousand dollars in revenue
to the government, are under investi
gation. The affair grows out of the
shipment of a large quantity of Cu
ban tobacco from" Havana to New
York via Tampa, Fla. This tobacco
was consigned to Amo Ortiz & Co.,
at Tampa, and withdrawn by them
irom tne custom house and shipped to
Selgas Suarez & Co., New York. It is
alleged that Selgas Suarez & Co.
maintain a depot at Havana and a
orancn in New York, but shipped 108
bales to the firm at Tampa, which
was enough to last it a year, and that
this consignment was withdrawn in
small lots and shipped by rail to
Selgas Suarez & Co. at- New York.
The tobacco, it is stated, was placed
in the free warehouse at New York,
The treasury department has ordered
that every bale be examined. The
United States Tobacco Journal, which
originally brought the case to the at
tention of the treasury department,
says that the customs officials lost
sight of the tobacco at New York
and have not- re-examined it. The
point involved is that the tobacco
was imported as filler, on which the
duty is 30 cents per pound, while it is
charged it is really wrapper, pn which
the duty Is $1.85 per' pound. This
amounts to considerable on the 108
bales, but is a small matter as com
pared with 711 additional bales, which
were imported in fhe same manner
during the present fiscal year."
The American Bar association in
i A' aiasi"iseL , Jfier R. I.,
SiSL?w R-Peclc'- o chag0;
President Roosevelt on, August 25
made a descent in the Long Island
Sound on board the submarine torpedo
mmtl1? Plu?eor.'-' The' president
romained on the vessel about three
that at one time the little boat Z
submerged for fifty minutes and S
put through a 1 of the submarine Vata
of which she is capable.
A slight. increase in the number ot
yellow fever cases in New Orleans ?,
reported but this is attributed to the
hot weather, aud New Orleans dig.
patches say does not in any way affect
the hopeful feeling of those engaged
in the campaign against the disease.
London cablegrams carried by tho
AsSOP.intAfl Pwaa ao-tr ,. M. '
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good reasons for stating that a new
ziusuj-diujiuieae treaty oi alliance has
has been signed, and that the new
treaty is broader in scope In some re
spects than the former treaty, notably
where it includes the recognition by
Great' Britain of a Japanese protector
over Koreaand on other points which
it was necessary not to include in tho
A cloudburst occurred near Trini
dad, Colo., August 24. Great damage
was done to the property of the Colo
rado Fuel and Iron Company. Ten
people were killed.
At the Missouri Valley Medical So
ciety's meeting, held at Council
Bluffs, la., August 24, President S.
Groves Burness, of Kansas City, re
plied to the Osier chloroform idea.
He declared that the last half of man's
life is the best and most fruitful part
The extensive Bush Terminal Ware
house company, in Brooklyn, was de
stroyed by fire August 25. Loss, $500,
000. It was struck, by lightning.
The ship -'Marlborough Hill," laden
with cases of oil and naptha was
struck by lightning in the storm which
swept over Staten Island August 25.
The vessel was destroyed but the crew
Stockholm cablegrams say that
King Oscar no longer opposes the ac
ceptance of the crown of Norway by
his son Charles. .. .
T?he League of American Municipali
ties met at Toledo, August 24. Mayor
Dunne, of Chicago, declared that the
people of Chicago, along with tho
people of other cities, would soon own
and control public utilities. Mayor
Woodward, of Atlanta, replying to
Mayor Dunne said that private owner
ship of utilities properly owned is of
greater benefit than if owned by tho
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