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Red Cloud Chief.
It In now proposed as a punishment
to cut off Chan Chi Tune's cue just
below the collnr button.
A man who marries a disagreeable
woman for the sake of her money
swallows a bitter silver-coated pill.
Sir Thomas Llpton's challengo has
boon promptly ncccptcd by the Now
York Yacht club. Sir Thomas now
knows what to do with some of that
"pork corner" money.
Allegany, Pa,, has an ordlnnnco re
quiring street railway companies to
equip their cars with Jacks, for uso
In lifting cars from tho bodice of per
sons that have been run down,
Tho Natnl subscribers to a testimo
nial to Major-Ooncral Baden-Powell, In
recognition of his gallant defense of
Mafeklng, hovo decided to present him
with a shield made of Transvaal sov
ereigns. Thoeo who ore privileged to act aa
hosts of tho prlnco of Wales have to
carefully study his llkos and dislikes
In tho matter of food and wines, thoro
being quite a long list of things which
are "blackmailed" by him. He Is also
very particular as to punctuality In
the matter of meals, viewing delays
with much disfavor.
The relations existing between mis
tress unrt maid In Australia aro aptly
Illustrated in a recent Ibhiio of a
Queensland paper, In which a girl ad
vertises for a situation to tuko chargo
of a laundry or dairy. Sho can cook,
and understands housekeeping, and
adds: "None but a respectable mis
tress, who wlBhes to leavo her servant
in uninterrupted dlschargo of her du
ties, need apply."
Foreign trade bus picturesque fea
tures which greatly relieve Its coldly
commerclol aspects. For oxample, In
sending to Zanzibar a hundred thou
sand dollars' worth of kerosono oil last
year tho United States was doubtless
trying to "light up" tho dark continent.
American locomotives nre going to Af
rica In such numbers that the conti
nent cannot much longer bo called
slow. Ivory, an nnclent source of Af
rica's wealth, Is becoming so scaruo
that earnest efforts aro now making
to preserve tho herds of elophnntH
from wanton slaughter. What wonders
modern commerce works!
Ex-Governor Plllsbury of Minnesota
and his wlfo nro going to build a
homo for poor girls In St. Paul. Tho
ex-governor says: "If a girl Is thrown
out of employment, or for any reason
liws her bread-earning power, wo
want her to feel that sho Is not with
out a friend. She noed never despair
so long aH our homo stands. Thoro sho
can find food and shelter, bo as com
fortable, so far as her surroundings
are concerned, as sbu would bo nuy
whero In tho world." It Is by such
things as this that John I. Plllsbury
deserves his Htntuo, which, the work
Of Daniel fi. Rrptn-h linn limt imvnlln.t
II nn ). ... .1.. ill .... ...
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EDITORIAL 44-GAL i-Gardero
Tho growth of population ubout tho
Great Lakes will bo one of tho impor
tant revelations of the present census.
Six Lako cities, Buffalo, Cleveland, To
ledo, Detroit, Milwaukee and Chicago,
have added more than a million peoplo
since 1890, an lncreaso of nearly fifty
per cent. The Incroaso Is directly re
lated to tho growth of commerce of
tho Great Lakes, which has doubled In
tho last five years. Tho tonnage ca
pacity of vessols passing through tho
canal at Sault Salnto .Mario Is now half
8 largo again as that of all the ves
sels which enter and leavo tho port of
Now York, and two and a half times as
groat as the tonnage which pusses
through the Suez Canal. Tho Great
Lakes certainly cannot bo called "a
wasto of waters." They are teeming
with life and usefulness.
A dealer In spices declares that the
consumer can now buy a pound of
what purports to bo popper, ground,
packed In n tin box and labeled
cheaper than tho wholesaler can buy
pure unground pepper by the ton. Tho
dealer who undertakes to sell really
puro popper must therofore chargo a
prlco for his goods which seems high
when compared with tho prices of his
competitors, nnd thus adulteration bo
comes tho general practice. It is an
outrage on tho consumer, yet it Is tho
consumer's continual demand for
cheapness that is largely to blamo. Tho
honest dealer and tho customer who Is
willing to pay a fair prlco for puro
goods will havo no redress until public
opinion demands government Inspec
tion of all food products, the com
pulsory labeling of such as are In nny
way adulterated and the punishment of
all persons who soil adulterated for
"A revolution," said a Colombian
gentloman to an English traveler late
ly, "Is our substitute for cricket; our
young men must have their game."
The cricketing season has begun. Tho
Colombian president Is In Jail, tho
vice-president has assumed a dictator.
I ship, and a revolution has taken place.
Meanwhile, to prove that such political
cricket Is a family and not an Inter
national affair. Colombia ami Pmtn
EL Rica submitted a vexed question of
boundary dlsnuto to the arbitration nt
tho President of Franco, and promlso
to amue oy am recent decision thereon.
PERIL NOT OVER
ROBERT HART HAS GLOOMY
VIEW OF CHINA.
THE BOXER MOVEMENT IS NATIONAL
flnrcadlng Like Wildfire All Cler the
Kmplre Little Hope of Solution
Fear Tlint Hardest Work Is Yet
to Come Other News.
Sir Robert Hart, director general of
tho Chinese imperial uuiratlme customs,
In an article in the November number
of tho Fortnightly Review, takes a
pessimistic view of the Chinese situa
tion. He frankly declares his opinion
to bo that tho boxer movement "is na
tional and patriotic, has taken hold of
the Chinese Imagination and will
spread llko wildfire throughout the
length and breadth of the empire."
"There Is not tho slightest doubt,"
he says, "that fifty years hence there
win ne minions of boxers In serried
ranks and war panoply at the call of
the Chinese government."
Dlscusslntr the altcrnatn I'mmi-i
open to the powers Sir Robert sees a
very real peril ahead and no hope of
The morning papers, dealing edito
rially with Sir Robert Hart's article,
adroit Itsimportanoe, but consider that
his views are too gloomy, and that his
Ideas of the boxer movement are a
phantasm of a too sensitive Imagina
tion. "Rumor credits tho Germans " says
the Shanghai correspondent of Times,
"with the Intention to take early
action In the Yang Tse region, where
the military situation is becoming
serious. Tho "Chinese troops arc dili
gently drilling and practicing firing
under foreign-trained officers. Large
quantities of provisions, war material
and treasure arc being forwarded from
the Yang Tse districts to the imperial
KILLED BY FALLING WALLS
Firemen Fatally Crushed nnd Other
Fire destroyed the three-brick build
ing occupied by Meyer Johnson, a
Detroit, Mich!, lunk dealer, p, ,,.,. nt
Catherine and Hastings streets. Fall
ing walls killed Lieutenant Ragcn
sllne, u fireman, and injured four oth
ers, all others. Following are tho in
jurcd: Fireman Mclntyre. back, serious.
Fireman Pauquette, head und hau ds.
Fireman Gilran, slight.
Flremun Casaday, face crushed.
The men were at work in the alloy
at tho rear end of the building and
without warning the wall fell on
them, Instantly killing Ragonstlne and
burying tho Injured, who were dug
out by their comrades. Tho building,
valued at 8,000 was totally destroyed.
Loss on stock, 83,000.
WRECK NEAR RISING CITY
Traveling Halesinan Killed mid Lincoln
On account of a broken roll the west
bound Union Pacific passenger train
was wrecked two and a half miles east
of Rising City, Neb., one coach and
tho baggage car leaving the track and
turning over on their sides. G. L.
Flanagan, a salesman of thePontlac.IU.,
Shoe Manufacturing company, who
lives in Iowa City, Iowa, was caught
under one of tho cars as It fell and
died on being extricated. Mrs. Albert
Sjoberg of Lincoln was slightly In
jured on the temple. All other pan
sengers and the trainmen miraculously
escaped. The cars were dragged about
a hundred feet and are badly damaged.
Woman Trie to Kill Herself.
Word was received at Fremont, that
Mrs. Martin Lutheans, wife of a well
known farmer living three miles south
of Scrlbncr, in this, Dodge county, at
tempted to commit suicide by slashing
her throat from ear to ear with a large
knife. She was about thirty-eight
years of ago, and had always lived in
perfect harmony with her husband.
She has been Bubjeet to despondency
of late, and during the pust "few days
has been more or less unbalanced
Death Follow. Marriage.
Henry Shoupka, llvlngfourtecn miles
southwest of Columbus, was married
October 17 and dropped dead October
0. He enlisted In the old company K
of the "Fighting First" Nebraskabut
was overcome by nervous prostration
upon reachiug Honolulu, and was sent
homo from there. A squad from new
company K under Sergeant Al Becker
tired a salute at the grave. The pall
bearers were old comrades of the de
ceased. Doiera Continue Attack.
According to oftlcial reports from
.Canton, China, all the cities in the Hut
Chow orefocture are still holding out,
the r ols confining themselves to cap
turing villas and slatighterlug Isolated
bodies of imperial troops. The rebels
are actively recruiting and are now
estimated to number 10,000. There
has been no pitched battle. The Chi
nese general commanding at Hul Chow
is afraid to leave the city for fear of
being cut off.
Will Hulld a New Defender.
The New York yacht club met, and
Commodore Ledyard assured the mem
bers that the cup defender would be
built to meet the Shamrock. Tho new
boat will be built and handled by a
yndlcate. Mr. Ledyard said . that he
could not gtvu the names at present.
Kentucky Ball for China.
The battleship Kentucky has sailed
from Tompklnsvlllo on her voyage to
the China station. Adjustments tu her '
gun ineohanism have proved entirely !
FIGHT A SUPERIOR FORCE
Amerlcnu Troops NufTcr Ciisuultlc In the
Tho war department lias received a
dispatch from General MacArthur, giv
ing an account of a Might tn which a
small detachment of the American
troops attacked a much superior force
of Filipinos. Tho dlpatch follows! ,
"Mnulla, Oct. "M. First Lieutenant
Feblgcr, forty men company II, Thlr-ty-thlrd
regiment, United States vol
unteers; Second Lieutenant Grayson
V. Hcldt, sixty men troop L, Third
ravalry, attacked Insurgents fourteen
miles east of Nnrvican, Uocos province,
Luzon; developed strong position oc
cupied by about -too riflemen, 1,000 bol
omen under command of Juan Villa-mot-,
subordinate of Timos. Desperate
ugnt ensued, which was most credit
able to force engaged, though under
heavy pressure overwhelming num
bers, our troops compelled to return to
Nurvlcan, which was nccomnllshpri In
tactical, orderly manner. Acting As
sistant Surgeon Bath and civilian team
ster captured earlv in tltrht. wpi- :
leased by Villumor. According to
their nccounts, Insurgents much
Stronger than reported heroin, ami
their loss, moderate estimate, over 150.
"Killed: First Lieutenant Oeorgo L.
Fablger, Charles A. Lindcnberg, Wil
liam V.. Wilson, company H. Thirty
third' regiment, United Stares volun
teer infantry; Andrew T.J Johnson;
farrier; Guy E. McCllntock, troop L,
Third rcglmnt, United States cavalry.
"Wounded: Company 11, Thirty
third volunteer infantry, Floyd W.
McPherson, hip, slight; John W. Grace,
face, sllirht: Flovd II. Henrd. fliPk.
slight; Harry S. Johnson, knee, seri
ous; iroop k, Tiuni united States cav
alry, Corporal Adam R. Waolis. nrm
slight; Alfred Downer, lip, head,
slight; Charles W. Martin, thigh,
slight; Gscar O. Bradsord, foot, blight;
William K. 11 under, leg, below knee,
"Missing: Company II, Thixty-third
regiment, John John J. Boyd, Samuel
P. Harris, troon L. Third envnlrv. Sum.
uc! Davis, Schwed; twenty-nine horses
missing; some known killed."
BANK EFFECTS SETTLEMENT
Woman Who fronted by Itobbery Make
A New York, dispatch says: The
Ellzabcthport Banking company, from
which William Schrlebcr stole a little
over 8100.000 in two years, has made a
settlement with Mrs. Annie Hart, up
on whom much of the money was spent.
By the terms of this settlement Mrs.
Hart has made a general assignment
to the bank of all the property of
which site was possessed, except the
household furniture, her wearing ap
parol, and so much of her Jewelry as
she can prove was not given to her by
Schrieber. The nronertv tnmpil nr
is valued at 324,000. In consideration
of this assignment the bank lias exe
cuted to Mrs. Hart a general release of
any nnd all claims it has made against
THINK SHE WAS MURDERED
Bt. Joseph, Mo omcers Find Kvldenca
of a Crime.
A St Joe, Mo., October 20 dispatch
ays: A message directed to tiio sheriff
was received hero from an otll.-.vr in
Spokane, Wash., asking that tho body
oi miss ciara ttagncr, which arrived
here bo seized. According ti th n...
patch, the discovery was made in Spo-
khuc mai sue nau been murdered.
Miss Wagner lived here nnd recent 1 v
paid a visit to a sister In Spokane, was
mKen in nun died.
Obliged to 8tay In Maine.
Three boilers exploded at tlie Chi
cago and Minonk Coal .t Til,. rb.
at Minonk, 111., seriously iujuriug
MMiutm .iacison, engineer, rjnmuel
Hayes, William Hayes, and Edward
Dlstou, firemen. The superintendent
and 2.10 miners ure down in a mine SfiO
feet, with no nreseut wav to mlu
them to the surface on account of
there being no steam power to operate
To lie I'roperly FnnUlied.
Accord I mr to a disnateh from IVbln
dated October 24. to the Havas agency
at Paris. Prince Chlng and Li Hung
Chang have communicated witli tho
legations the imperial decree, in.ne
cordanco with which the princes and
ministers responsible for the recent
trouble In China are to bo punished,
according to their respective degrees of
Hank Fresldent Convicted.
In tho federal court at Louisville,
Ky., M. MoKnlght, former president of
tlte Gerinau National bank of Louis
ville, reccntlv convicted on tlm i-hnr.m
of embezzling the bank's funds, was
sentenced to five years' imprisonment
nt hard labor. His attorneys wero
grnmeu a writ or error und he was ro
lcuscd on 912,000 bail.
Kill Womau and Himself.
At Chillteothe, 0 Harry Gndgen,
aged olcrhteen. shot and killed MrHI
Nichols, aged forty-six and then killed
nimseii. tie nail quarreled with tho
Kellef for Indiana.
The government is preparing to re
lieve the suffering of the drouth
stricken Indians on the reservation In
Arizona. Several carloads of rations
will leave hero in a few days and wlU
bo distributed among the destitute.
No Keduutlon In Kate.
It turns out that the reported gener
al reduction in telephone rates in
Chicago will not take plnco. There
will bo no reduction except ten party
lines to small residences.
CITY OFFICER OF RULO IS
KILLED BY TOUGH.
MOB THREATENS THE MURDERER
Lynching Only Averted by Absence of
Lender Ksrnpc After the Killing
Hut Later Make a Confession and
U Ilnrrled to.lall nt Fall City.
Wiliam Hunt represented as a tough
character, while being taken to jail
shot and killed City Marshal Wake nt
Rulo October 27, and came near meet
ing his own death at the hand of an
inruriaieu but leaderless mob, a half
There was a political rally at Rulo
Saturday and Hunt had been drinking
freely. About 10 o'clock that night ho
was arrested by Town Marshal Wake,
who started to take him to jail. Hunt
was walking ahead and suddenly
turned nnd drawing a revolver fired
two shots at the officer, one entering
the mouth and the other the left breast
death resulting instantly. t
It seems that no one was near when
the arrest was made, and Hunt, think
ing no one had seen him or was aware
of his arrest, threw away his revolver
and hurried away, only to return half
an hour later and inquire of the crowd
what had hannencd. Thir worn hm.
pie in the crswd who know that Hunt
had just been arrested a short time be
fore and knowing his dcsperaie char
acter, ho was arrested at once and
confessed to having donctlic shooting.
An attempt was made to organize u
mob, and many ugly threats were
made, nnd only the advice of cool
heads, and the fact that the mob had
no lender, saved Hunt from being
The murdered man was taken to
Falls City and placed in Jail. There
was talk at Rulo of organizing a mob
to avenge the death of Mursbal Wnke,
who was very popular, but since tho
people have had the opportunity for a
sober, second thought it is not believed
that anything will be done. Hunt is
A Falls City, Neb., dispatch says:
"Bill" Hunt, who killed City Marshal
A. J. Wuke at Rulo was brought here
by tho sheriff and placed In jail. The
murder occurred during tho democratic
rally at Rulo. Hunt has the reputa
tion of being an all round tough. Di
stend of uttending the speaking he re
mained In John Kanaly's saloon yelling
at tho spcukers to the annoyance of
the democrats nnd the proprietor of
the saloon, who i educated Marshal
Wake to remove him. Wnke took
nunt out onto the sidewalk and said
to him: "It is not right to disturb the
democrats. This is their night; they
own the town, and when we have it
rally you can shout and we want the
democrats to Keep quiet."
He told Hunt to gohomcorlie would
liavo to put him in the lockup. Wnke
left him, but had only gone a few steps
when Hunt indicated his intention to
remain. It is supposed that the mau
shal turned toward Hunt again, for he
received one ball in the face and an
other through the heart nnd fell full
length upon tho sidewalk dead. Hunt
ran north about 100 feet toward the
livery stable and threw his revolver
into a deep ravine nnd returned to
where the crowd had IT It tile red nrnnml
the dead marshal and asked what the
trouble was. Ho claimed that he was
not the man who did the shooting.
Tho streets of Rulo at 0:ao p. in. are
not very well lighted, but there were
a number of persons present within tea
to fifty feet of tho killing to establish
tho identity of tho slayer.
WRECKS CHURCH INTERIOR
Eiplotlon of Arcetylene Gas In Chica
An explosion of nccetylene gas that
was to be used for a stereo pticon en
tertainment wrecked the interior of
the First Presbyterian church in Aus
tin, 111., and the operator, George W.
Leach, recently returned from mission
ary work in India and Ceylon, lost his
righj. hand and sustained a number of
other injuries. The accident o:curred
while preparations were being made
for a Btereoptlcou lecture on India and
Ceylon. The gas was In two cylinders,
about four feet long. One of the
tanks sprung a leak and the light that
was in the lantern ignited it, causing
Dowlelte Are Deported,
A Mansfield, O., October 28 dispatch
says: Deacon Kcsslcr nnd Elder It. N.
Bouek, Dowieites, were forcibly de
ported today by the police. Bouck had
been nearly a week here and held ser
vices. He objected to being put on
the train nnd had to be dragged out of
the station and put aboard.
Tredlct Amicable Hetllement.
A Sofia October 28 dispatch says: At
the opening of tho sobranje Prlnco
Ferdinand predicted that tho difficulty
between Bulgaria and Roumanla,
growing out of the latter's demands
for the suppression of the Macedonian
revolutionary committee, would soon
W. N. Cowden, a farmer of Quaker
City, Ohio, filed a petition in bank
ruptcy in the United States court, al
leging that his liabilities are 9350,000
and bis assetsSl.000. Mr. Cowden was
one of the promoters of a railroad pro
ject known as the Quaker City and
The Berliner Tageblatt publishes a
special dispatch from Buda Pcsth,
which saya,that the Austrian heir ap
parent, Archduke Fronds Ferdinand,
will shortly renounce the succession to
the throne In favor of his brother Otto
and thelatter'ason, Archduke Charles.
WHOLE PLEA IS INSANITY
1'nrcnt of Murderer Ferrell Testify nt
A Marysvlllc, O.,. dispatch say: Tho
end of tho trial of Kosslyn Ferrell on
tho cliarge of having murdered Ex
press Messenger Lane, is approaching.
Tobias Forrell, tho prisoner's fattier,
was on the stand and testified regard
ing an nunt, who was on epileptic.
She died with her mind unbalanced.
Mrs. Patrick Costlow told of her
knowledge of Ferrcll and the prepara
tions for tho marriage of her daughter
and the prisoner. She nlbo testified
that Ferrell acted queer, and in reply
to a question on cross-examination if
sho was willing her daughter should
marry a crazy man, said: "Well, I was
alarmed, hul nil preparations had been
mudo for the wedding."
Mrs. Melissa Ferrell, mother of tho
prisoner, admitted that she was a first
counsin to her husband. She told of
Rosslyn's queer actions. Dr. A. B.
SwiBhcr nnd Dr. W. F. White testified
on hereditary insanity. Neither would
venture anopinion that Ferrell was In
sane, but agreed lie that was a riddle
BANK TO PAY A DIVIDEND
i'lnnklnton Creditor tolteceivc IteneDt of
Ileal ty Sale.
A Milwaukee, Wis., special says: The
Planklnton bank will soon 'declare
another dividend. The creditors will
rejoice thereat, for they have waited a
long time for their money. The sum
will probably be sufficient to make the
total dividends something like 75 per
cent. A great deal of North and South
Dakota real estate has recently been
sold by the assignee, together with
lands In tho northern part of the
state. Tho assignee filed a petition
asking for authority to sell the stock
of the Homestead Land company, for
merly owned by Frederick T. Day,
president of the bank, for S18,000,hav
tng been offered that amount for tt.
More- Troop For Manila.
Amos Kimball, assistant quartermas
ter general United States army, an
nounced that 2,000 recruits for the
American army in the Philippines
would snll from New York for Manila
at an early date. The troops will be
transhipped in two detachments of
1,000 men each. The first detachment
sails ou the transport Buford Novem
ber 5, being followed on the 10th by
tho transport Kilpatrlck with the
other 1,000. Tho troops on the Buford
will bo under commund of Colonel
Jacob Kline of the Twenty-first infan
try, wlille Colonel Tully McCrca of the
Sixth artillery wil command those on
Astronomer Claxe at Kro.
A scries of observations of the newly
discovered planet Eros are being made
by the astronomers of the University
of Chicago during the clear nights.
The observations may cud with this
month, but it will be ut least a a year
before the results from all over the
world nre made known. The planet
was located a year ago by Witt, a Ger
man astronomer. The moon is snld to
be the only heavenly body nearer the
earth than Eros.
Stricken With Paralysis.
Najeeb Arbeely, consul general to
Egypt during General Grant's first ad
ministration, wrs stricken with para
lysis at tho barge office in New York.
For some years he hus been one of the
immigrant inspectors, having in ulinriro
the oriental bureau. Najeeb Arbecly'a
father was a member of the Turkish
parliament, and the son was educated
in this country. He was graduated
from the university of Tennessee,
studied law and was admitted to the
bar in Tcnncsseec nnd New York.
Woman aud Flug Itoute Men.
Mrs. Clara Peoples of Camden, N. J.,
routed four men with a rocking chair
and an American flag. The men had
made a hole for a telegraph polo In
front of her home. Mrs. Peoples
planted the chair and the flag over it
and dared anybody to tear the latter
down. She held the fort until the
foreman proposed a truce and went to
consult the ofllecrs of the company,
who gave up the fight.
Has a Dig liar of Gold.
A New York dispatch says: Resting
on the floor of the main office of tho
Bank of Montreal was what looked
like an extraordinarily large mold of
butter. It was, in fact, what Is tech
nically known as a "king bar" of gold.
It weighs 0,040 ounces, and Is valued at
51.14,000. It represents the last clean
up of the Consolidated Cariboo mine In
Drowned Wlille Hunting.
Torrey Carr, a son of B. O. Carr, and
brother of E. M. Carr, of Seattle, Wash.,
and Clark, Carr, son of Genor&l Carr of
Oalesburg, III., were drowned in Lake
Washington while duck hunting from
a canoe. The bodies have not been
recovered. E. M. Carr is a prominent
lawyer here and General Carr Is a
campaign speaker sent out from Illi
nois by the republican national com
mittee' 116 was an intimate friend of
President Lincoln and several years
ago minister to Denmark.
High Water In Tennessee.
A Bristol, Tenn., dispatch says, high
water is raging In many streams in
upper and east Tennessee. Railroad
trusties over the Holstan and Chncky
rivers and a steel bridge have been
washed away. The boom at South
Watauga broke loose aud many thou
sands of logs wero lost
Winona, Minnesota and vicinity
were visited by tho worst stcrm In
many years at tills season of the year.
Lightning did considerable damage in
the citv striking In a number of pluces.
Like Father. Like Sot.
Hugh John MncDoilnld, the coming
iender of the conservative party in
tannda, is immensely popular, not
only in his own province of Manitoba,
but In the dominion generally. Ho Is
50 years old and possesses many points
of resemblnnco to his distinguished fa
ther, the late Sir John A, MacDonald,
the greatest statesman as yet . pro
duced by Canadn. An Index to the
chnrncter of tho
aid Is found in the
him by tho In
dians of Manitoba
"The Man Who
Keeps His Word."
His advent as a
leader Is recent.
Ho had renr-
sented Winnipeg In T ,,
parliament, nnd In- "' J MacDoi"''
deed had been a cabinet minister, but
It was not until last year that he ac
cepted the headship of tho conserva
tive party in his province. Wide
areas of Influence are now opening
before this brilliant, lawyer and states
man. It Is believed that tho mantle of
8lr Charles Tupper Is about" to fall
upon him and that he will wear It
Colleges and "Bonds.
Foiir-ntths of the productive fonfls
of colleges aro invested in bonds
nnd mortgages. Only a few have
made any investments In stocks.
Two of them, Columbia and Har
vard, havo considerable Invest
ments In real estate, but of tho latter's
ton or moro millions railroad bonds
claim the largest share. Twenty col
leges have nn Income-producing prop
erty of at least $1,000,000. These ara
as . follows! Harvard, $10,000,000;
Yale, $5,000,000; Columbia, property
producing a revenue of $425,000; Cor
nell, $6,000,000; University of Chicago,
$8,000,000; Johns Hopkins, $3,000,000;
Northwestern university, $3,000,000;
University of Pennsylvania, $2,500,000;
Wc3leyan of Middletown, Conn., $1,
000,000; Amherst, $1,000,000; Boston
university, $1,000,000; Rochester uni
versity, $1,200,000; Tulnne university of
Louisiana, $1,000,000; Western Re
serve university, $1,000,000; and Brown
university, $1,000,000. Several state
universities, among them those of Cal
ifornia, Michigan, Wisconsin and Min
nesota have revenues representing
either property or state help to the
amount of $1,000,000 and upwards.
"Resources of Siberia.
Under government encouragement,
It is said that Siberia is gaining 200,000
farmers per year. Among its exports
nre cereals, butter, wool, leather and
dried and preserved meats. Already
this remote country, which the popu
lar imagination is apt to picture as a
vast waste, the abode of frost and
snow and misery, is becoming talked
of as a possible competitor with the
well-known cereal producing countries
of tho world. jV member of tho French
bureau of foreign commerce estimates
that, on the bnsls of tho present popu
lation of Ruesln in Europe, Siberia can
sustain 80,000,000 Inhabitants, al
though it now has not one-tenth of
that number. It produces ono-tonth of
the world's yield of gold, 'out owing to
climatic obstacles many of Its mine
are not worked, and its immense coal
deposits have hardly been touched.
When Edson Was a "Boy.
Edison was, as a boy, a great reader.
He set to work methodically to read
through the Detroit free library from
one end of It to the other, and had
devoured "fifteen solid feet of litera
ture" before ho was Interrupted. Be
fore he was twelve he had polished off
"The Decline and Fall of the Roman
Empire," "The Anatomy of Melan
choly," "Newton's Prlnclpla" and oth
er learned workB of which most twelve-yenr-old
boys have scarcely even
Abandons Quest for Sight.
After five years of hoping against
hope, at the ago of 64 years, Charles
Broadway Rouss, the blind millionaire
merchant of New
York, has with
drawn his offer of
$1,000,000 for the
restoration of his
sight. His sight
began to fall in
1892, nnd within
three years he lost
it entirely.' Ills of
fer of $1,000,000 for
a cure encouraged
quacks and fanat
C. B. Roubb.
ics to offer their services. Specialists
in diseases of the eyo examined him
and said he wqb suffering from paraly
sis of the optic nerve, a disease for
which there was no known cure.
As Mr. Rouss had no time to devote
to the experiments which the healers
wanted to .make he hired a substitute.
James J. Martin, the other blind man,
has the same trouble that afflicts Mr.
Rouss, and he 1b poor. He received
$6 a week from Mr. Rouss at first for
his services in the experiments. Ills
pay was cut down to $3 a week recent
ly and Mr. Rouss has announced that
he will discontinue that allowance now
that all experiments have failed, and
the offer of a reward is withdrawn.
An agent of ex-Speaker Thomas B.
Reed has visited Oyster Bay, L. I., and
secured an option on a fine piece' of
property adjoining the home of Gov
ernor Roosevelt on Sagamore hill. The
place Mr. Reed has In view contalna
several acres and commands a fine
view of the Center island property of
the Seawanhaka-Corinthlan Yacht
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