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TI1U NOHKOIiK NKVVS : 7.
F. A. HARRISON OF NEBRASKA.
WRITES TO THE NEWS.
TRIP OF "OFF AGIN , ON AGIN"
Train Runs Once a Week Jumps the
Track Frequently and Goes Very
Deliberately Over the Mountainous
Country Yellow Fever Scare.
Eacapa , Guntonmln , C. A. . Juno 1C.
Special correspondence. I want to
give yon In brief form n story of rap
id transit , showing how one nmy start
for somewhere and land somewhere
else , nnil how , like the Immortal Fin-
ncgau , one may be "off agin , on agin ,
gonu agin" many times and never sur
I prise anyone.
\Ve left New Orleans on Juno S on
the fruit steamer Olympln , original In
tention being to land at Porto Cortex ,
Honduras , and go thence Inland to
Santa Barbara and Santa Rosa. Yel
low fever scare at Port Cortez made
it Impossible to land there and go In
land , so wo disembarked at Fort Bar
rios , Guatemala , Monday , Juno 12.
Yellow fever at Livingstone , three
miles away , and quarantine Inolllclont.
Wo took the train Tuesday morning
for the Interior. Train runs only once
a week , so there was a streak of luck.
narrlos would not ho a popular place
to wait a week for a train.
At S o'clock we ran over a hand
car and dumped six Jamaicans Into
the ditch. At 12 we came to a river
where the bridge hail been gone four
years , and was just rebulldrhg.
Transfer took three hours. At 0 train
jumped the track , and we slept on
the car and around on the ground un
til daylight , while they were rebuild
ing the road and dragging the cars
back on. Took five hours to rebuild ,
at which we all helped. At 2 o'clock
arrived here. At home perhaps you
can Imagine the trip , the little nar
row guage road , the little cars , a jolly
crowd of eight Americans and about
fifty natives , a little dry grub bought
at Indian huts , and a final safe arrival
here , 101 miles from Barrios , after
31 hours on the train. It is quite us
ual here , so no one was surprised or
made complaint. It Is fair to say ,
however , that the road Is being re
paired as fast as possible , and some
day the trip across Guatemala will be
a delightful one. At present the road
from this side extends only to El
Rancho , and there is a CO mile mule
ride to Guatemala City. The man
who made the maps show a road
clear across , had a lively Imagination ,
assisted by copious drinks of aguar
We are pleasantly located here at
Zacapa. It is a quaint old town in the
mountains , with about 8,000 Inhab
itants , of which not half a dozen are
foreigners. It , is the dryest spot in
Central America , as rain falls only
during two months. Vegetation is
not luxuriant , and all the people are
compelled to labor to make a living.
This makes good citizens of them all ,
and troubles that exist at coast towns
are unknown here. The people are
kind to strangers and view them with
much curiosity. The houses are of
the adobe Spanish style of construc
tion , and tlw streets are 25 feet wide.
A large proportion of the people are
pure descendants of the Aztecs.
There Is no trouble In government
matters here , and the people seem sat
isfied and happy. The only fault a
foreigner can liave In this locality Is
with the financial system. Fiat money
prevails , and at present an American
dollar buys 13 Guatemala dollars.
This ratio changes somewhat from
week to week. Last year I bought 15
dollars with one American' ' silver
piece at Barrios , and in the interior
could have bought 10. The postage
stamps of the country follow the pa
per money , so that It takes CO cents
in stamps 'to carry a letter to Nebras
ka. A letter from me now would bo
a great find for a stamp collector.
In our party are myself and wife ,
O. W. Pope of Lincoln and .1. A. Mar
tin , formerly of Gotherburg and St.
Edward. We are likely to be com-l
polled to remain In thin country until
the quarantine Is raised in November ,
so those who have compassion for
oxllcs will write or send newspapers
to us here. We are already nlno days
behind on the Jap war and the other
things , and do not expect to see an
other American newspaper for a
month. F. A. Harrison.
The envelope which brought. Mr.
Harrison's letter was carried by twen
ty rare Guatemalan stamps , of dif
ferent varieties , which were at once
plucked by a stamp flend In the office.
PEARY'S ' DASHJOR THE POLE
Arctic Explorer Will Not Leave on
the Fourth , as Planned.
New York , July 3. Inquiry today
developed the fact that Lieutenant
Commander Peary will hardly bo able
to complete his preparations and
start on his trip to the far north to
morrow as originally scheduled. The
Roosevelt , in which the polar journey
Is to be made , Is still taking on stores
and it will perhaps be several days
before she will be ready to sail. The
departure , however , will hardly be de
layed beyond the end of this week.
Lieutenant Commander Peary In
tends that the Roosevelt shall be bet
ter equipped for the trip to the Arctic
regions than any previous ship. Even
* though the duto of sailing must bo
deferred he Insists that everything
shall bo perfectly arranged before the
departure. After leaving New York
the Roosevelt will make but ono stop
and that will bo at St. John's N. II
Leaving the latter place the vessel
will plunge Immediately Into the re
gion of polar bears and Icebergs. Ar
riving nt Grant Land Mrs. Peary and
tholr 2-yenr-old daughter will bo put
ashore to remain lu specially con
structed cabin whllo the husband and
father endeavors to accomplish the
last stage of his great journey. The
expedition will consist of seventy
men , several of them physicians and
scientists and all of the rest carefully
selected hardy young sailors from
Wlnona Assembly Opens.
Warsaw , Ind. , July 3. Today's for-
mill opening of the annual session of
the Wlnona assembly was marked by
an unusually largo attendance. The
program for the session this year of
fers many attractions and It Is ex
pected to bo ono of the most success
ful sessions In the history of the as
sembly. Congressman James K. Wat
son Is to deliver the patriotic oration
CHRISTIAN ENDEAVORERS START
MEETING AT BALTIMORE.
EPWORTH LEAGUE IN DENVER
The Twenty-second International
Meeting of the Christian Endeavor
Society and Seventh of the Epworth
League are Now In Session.
Baltimore , Md. , July 5. The Fifth
Regiment armory was crowded almost
to suffocation this afternoon at the
big welcome meeting that signalized
the formal opening of the twenty-sec
end International convention of the
Society of Christian Endeavor. The
welcoming hand for the churches and
the local committee was extended by
Rev. Oliver Huckol D. D. and Chair
man Atwood , while Governor Warfield
spoke for the state and Mayor Tlma-
nus for the city. Suitable responses
were made by ropresentatlvo dele
gates , after which President Clark , of
Boston , delivered a brief address. The
initial session was brought to n close
with the annual review of the field by
General Secretary Von Ogden Vogt.
This latter set forth that the growth
of the society during the last year has
kept pace with that of previous years.
The number of young people's En
deavor societies throughout the world
now approaches G5.000 , with an ag
gregate membership of 4,000,000 ,
chielly In the United States and Can
ada , and in Australia , Great Britain ,
China , India , Japan and in all mission
ary lands. It extends In about the
same proportions In all the great
evangelical denominations and in all
Tonight , In the armory , there will
be an international festival of praise
with a chorus of 2,500 voices led by
Richard A. Harris and Rov. Carey
Bonner , of London , England.
Duluth , Minn. , July 5. Photogra
phers of all the larger cltlos of the
northwest ore taking part in the an
nual convention of the Photographers'
Association of the Northwest which
began here today. The proceedings
will last through the remainder of the
week and will consist of papers , dis
cussions and demonstrations dealing
with the latest discoveries and meth
ods In the art of photography as well
as the commercial side of the busi
ness. An elaborate exhibition of pho
tographs and photographic supplies Is
being held In conjunction with the
KILLED BY AUTOMOBILE.
Machine Tipped Over Near Beatrice
and Killed George Duncan.
Beatrice , Nob. , July 1. George Dun
can of Lincoln was instantly killed
by an automobile near BernoHon. The
machine tipped over and Duncan was
Bank's Big Dividend.
Now York , July 1. Stockholders of
Mio Fifth Avenue bank , among whom
Russell Sage IH ono of the largest ,
received today , in addition to the reg
ularly quarterly dividend of 25 per
cenl , an extra dividend of 120 per
cent , declared out of the profits of
1903 and 1)04. ! ) This brings the return
on the stock Tor the last two years up
lo IGO.per cent a year , which Is the
largest per cent in dividends paid by
any Now York bank. The Fifth Av-
o.nuo bank Is capitalized at $100,000 ,
and , according to the last statement
of Its condition , has undivided profits
amounting to ? 1,7C9GOO.
Sea Going Sanitarium.
Berlin , July G. The steamship
Fuorst Bismarck , recently built by the
Memhurg-Amorlcau line for
ing sanitarium. Is to start tomorrow
on her first "health cruise. " Tlio
cruise will cover nearly 4,000 miles
and will Include stops at Guernsey ,
Bantry Bay , Stornoway , Lelth , the
Shetlands , Trendhjom and Bergen.
The cruisers are to be chiefly for con
valescents and those lu need of rest
and recreation. Dr. Schwenlnger , who
was physician to Prince Bismarck ,
will ho in personal charge. The ship
Is equipped with a gymnasium , elec
tric baths , massage roomn and all oth
er accessories of an up-to-date sani
ASDURY PARK AND OCEAN GROVE
25,000 VISITORS ARE EXPECTED
General Session of the National Ed *
ucatlonal Association Begins To
night in the Ocean Grove Auditori
um Fine Program Tomorrow.
Asbury Pork. N. J. . July 3. The
twin resorts , Anbury Park and Ocean
Grove , have today within their gates
20,000 or more delegates to the forty-
fourth annual convention of the Na
tional Educational association. It Is
expected there will bo 25,000 visitors
hero when all the delegates arrive.
Every state and territory In the union
Is represented among the visitors.
Though the east Is naturally the most
largely represented section there are
good-sized delegations on hand from
the central states , whllo the Rocky
mountain and Pacific coast regions
hnvo representations far exceeding
the early expectations. The proximity
of New York City and other largo
cltlos to which side trips will bo made
after the convention has concluded Its
business Is regarded an responsible In
a mcnsuro for the unusually large at
The meetings today were confined
to the national council of education ,
the department of Indian education
and other side conferences. The na
tional officers and committees , under
the general direction of Secretary tr-
win M. Shopnrd. were up to their earn
In work completing the final details
of the convention arrangements. As
fast as the delegates arrived they were
escorted to headquarters where they
were registered , given badges and as
signed to quarters.
The general sessions are to begin
In the Ocean Grove auditorium , which
has been tastefully decorated both In
side and out for the occasion. At this
meeting Governor Stokes of New Jer
sey will make an address of welcome ,
and Albert O. Lane , former president
of the association , will respond. Su
perintendent Maxwell of New York
City , the present head of the associa
tion , will respond. William T.
Harris. United States commissioner of
of education , will talk on the "Future
of Teachers' Salaries. " Frederick J.
V. Skiff , director of the Fold Colum
bian museum , will speak on "Tho
Uses of Educational Museums , " and
a discussion will be led by Henry Snyder -
der , superintendent of schools of Jer-
poy City , and Superintendent J. W.
Carr. of Anderson , Ind.
An Interesting and attractive pro
gram has been arranged for tomor
row. The morning will be occupied
with departmental meetings and a
big general session will bo held In the
afternoon. The program of the open
meeting will Include addresses as fol
lows : "The Standards of Local Ad
ministration. " Mayor George B. Me-
Clellan of New York City ; "American
Idealism. " President Edwin A. Alder
man , of the University of Virginia :
"The Nation's Eduuatlonal Purpose , "
Andrew S. Draper , state com.mlpslon-
or of education for New York. A gen
eral discussion will be led by Super
intendent James A. Forshay of Los
Angeles and President Livingston C
Lord of the Eastern Illinois state nor
Epworth League at Denver.
Denver , Polo. , July 5 The seventh
international convention of the Ep
worth league Is proving to bo aa biK
a religious demonstration as the most
sanguine had expected. Many of the
bishops of the Methodist church , both
north and south , are hero. Moro than
a score of special trains have arrived
with delegates from every state and
territory of the union and from nearly
all of the Canadian provinces. Thou-
nands of visitors are already on the
grounds and trains bearing thousands
moro are on the way
Denver Is proving herself equal to
the emergency. Visitors are being as
signed to comfortable quarters as fast
as they arrive. Special excursion
trains carried hundreds of visitors to
day to Colorado Springs , Glenwood
Springs and ether polntn of Interest
The formal opening of the conven
tion took place this afternoon. An
Inspiring song , led by .a chorua of sev
eral hundred , started the great con
vention to work. There were formal
greetings , roll call , roporta and other
business of a routine character Tonight -
night the Hallelujah chorus will bo
rendered by a choir of 500 voices.
Catholic Summer School.
Cliff Haven , N. Y. , July 5. The
Catholic Summer School of America
began Its fourteenth annual session
hero today and will continue until
September G. During this period
there also will bo a four weeks' mooting -
ing of the summer Institute for teach
ers , under the direction of the Now
York state department of education.
The lecturern who will discuss the
varied program f topics provided by
the summer school Include the Rt.
Rov. Mgr. Loughlln of Philadelphia ,
the Rov. John T. Crough of the Cath
olic university at Waiihington , the
Rov. J. T. Drlscoll of Albany , and
Professor J. C. Monaghun , of the de
partment of commerce and labor ,
For Our Foreign Commerce.
Washington , D. C. , July L The act
passed by the last session of congress
' -lying lo the department of labor and
commerce authority to HCIII ! iipeclal
ill-fills nliroiul lo Invo'iiignlo trade
rnndlllmiH with the ( iblect nf priuunl
iu the foreign commoreo of I be I'lill
I'd Slate * hccnmcH npcrnfUc lodn.\
and Hie departint'iil IH making nr-
riiiigcmiMitH In take Immediate nilvnul-
ime of Its provisions. Wll.hln Iho
neloek or two live special agents
Heeled for Hie mission will bo Kent
abroad. The live agoiiln chosen for
Mie work are CharloH M. Pepper , liar-
rj It. llurrlll. llnymoud K. Chrlnl. Dr.
I'M ward llcdlnc , nml Professor Lincoln
llutcliliiHOii of the University of Cali
fornia. Mi'H i'H. llurrlll and Crist willie
io ; In the Orient. I'rofcKHor Hutchln-
sou will go lo South America and vln-
U all Iho Important HcaporlH on Iho
Ailuullc and Paclllc counts of Mint
continent. Mr. Popper will go to Can
ada , and subsequently to Mexico. Dr.
lledloe will ho Kent lo the \Vcnl In
dies , Venezuela , ami HrlllHli , Dutch
nml French Guliiun. II Is expected
that the Investigation will bo com
pleted In the Held by Iho clime of the
present year and tluil all the agents
will have Ihelr Jliml reports ready for
congress by January.
WISNER MAN , STEALING A RIDE ,
LOSES A HAND.
ACCIDENT IS AT WEST POINT
Ordered Off by the Brakcman , Anton
Nicdcmclcr Jumps to the Ground ,
Stumbles and Falls Under the Car ,
Where Wheels Strike His Hand.
Winner , Nob. , Juno l0. ! Special leThe
The News : Stealing a ride on freight
I rain No. 40 which loft here bint night
for the east , Anton Noldomolor of
U'lsnor , when ordered off the train
near Went Point by a brakemau ,
jumped to the ground , stumbled and
fell with his hand under the car
car wheels. The hand was run over
by the train and had to bo amputated
this morning by Dr. Thompson at
Two Men Together.
The Injured man was riding with
another , Ole Knutoson , of this place.
Following is the story of Knutoson In
Ills statement to the railroad company
"Anton Nlcdemelor and I boarded
train No. 10 at Winner and rode to
West Point. There we got off. When
the train started wo both took hold
Mie same rail and were hanging on
the side of the car at about the mid
dle when the brnkeman came along
nn the top of the train and ordered us
off. We didn't g t off at once and he
started down the snnit > rail. We got
off nnd Nledemeier stumbled and foil
His right baud wont under the train. "
THRICE TRIED TO DIE.
Young Man Would Sacrifice Life on
Yankton , S. D. , Juno 30. A report
comes from St. Helena , Nob. , of the
attempted suicide of a young man
named Joseph Cooper , on account of
unrequited love. Miss Nelson hinted
that Cooper's attentions were no
longer welcome and Cooper procure !
some carbolic acid , which he started
to drink in the presence of the young
lady. She prevented him. Cooper
then wont to the river to drown him
self , In which he was again frustrat
ed A third attempt was made at
death by moans of a rope and hang
ing , but this plan was also frustrated.
WISNER CHOOSES ELECTRIC.
Lighting of the Town Will be Done by
Wires and Dynamo.
Wtsuor , Neb. , Juno 30. Special to
The News : WIsucr is to have elec
tric lights. The town has for some
time been Investigating the processes
of lighting used at Norfolk , Pierce ,
Stanton and ether points and they
have determined to use the electricity.
Mr. ami Mrs. Anton Lcdnlcky went ,
to Scrlbner to attend the funeral of
her uncle. '
HELD FOR MURDER OF EVANS.
Two Men at Nelson , Neb. , are Bound
Over to October Court.
Nelson , Neb. , Juno 30. Special to
The News : The preliminary hearing
of Ewing McCormlck and George
Chapman baa been held here. The
coroner's jury fastened blame on
Uiom for the murder of Milton Evans
and the two have been held to the
October term of district court.
LA3HED A WIFE BEATER.
And Farmers and Business Men are
Arrested and Fined for It.
Broken Bow , Neb. , Juno 30. Spe
cial to The News : A number of promInent -
Inent farmers and business men oC
the Sargent and Walworth districts
were fined $ fi each by Judge Armour
for taking G. Mortage out and giving
him fifty stripes for wife boating
DEPOSITIONS IN GRAIN CASE.
Evidence Is all Taken Prices Fixed
for all Alike.
Wahoo , Nob. June 30. Special to
Tlio NOWH : The taking of deposi
tions In the Worrell case against the
Omaha elevator company has boon
concluded bora. The wltnentjon told
how the grain business worked In
Saundoni county , where pricon were
fixed for all and a profit requested of
THE UINTAH RESERVE IN UTAH
WILL BE THROWN OPEN.
THERE ARE TWO MILLION ACRES
President Roosevelt Has Not Yet In-
sued His Proclamation , But It In
Asuurcd the Lottery System Will
Grand Junction Colo. , June 2- ! ) Un
der an net of congress , punned severnl
years ago , but ft'liiyed In Its enforcement -
mont , ( hero will ho thrown open to
public HOIMomeiil about. Moplombor I ,
of this year , u government preserve
of moro than two million acres. Thin
tract of land Is known as I lie Ulntah
Indian reservation , and IH located In
uorthouslcrn Utah. An Iho name lin-
pllcH. II , nr rather a mnull portion of
It , Is rcMorvcd nnd occupied by a bund
of Indians. II Is without doubt ono of
the most valuable jovenmienl ; preserves
servos In Iho United Hlnles , being n
ferlllo rolling country , highly prudiic
live nnd easily Illled. There are hlllx
nmlnllo.vH . , limber and lakes , the MM
out of llshliig ami hunting n variety
Hiillleleiit lo maid1 Iho future luhiih
Hunts of those lauds comfortable and
Though Iho president's proclnnm
I Ion IIHB not been Ismied , netting forth
delltilloly Iho Mine , place and manner
or Ilio reglnlrnlloii nnd nllnlmonl , It
IR assured Hint the department nf the
Interior propones lo allot thin land un
der tlio homestead law. In Irncln of
H'O nores. Tlio lollcry H.vslem will
doiibtloRH he followed , by which every
ell I/on of Ilio Uullod Stilton who bun
not previously used bin rights under
the homestead net , may appear at one
of Iho registration points , miiko ujnr-
mnl registration ami lake chances
with every oilier person doing Iho
same , of bolng ono of the more Ihiiu
fifteen thousand who will be success
Each registered name and address
In placed In an envelope , which Is
sonlod and placed In a huge boxi
When the day for drawing OOIIIOR
tlioso envelopes are nil very thorough
ly mixed and the person whoso envel
ope IH drawn llrst ban llrst choice of
Iho whole tract , and so Iho allotments
are made In the order lu which the
names are drawn. Married women
and minors are not. permitted to regis
The city of Grand Junction lu Col
orado , Is the nearest point on the rail
roads for outfitting to make the jour
ney to the reservation ( which Itself
Is many miles Inland ) . The Grand
Junction chamber of commerce has
undertaken to Inform the people of Mm
United States that this valuable land
is to bo given away , nnd that the only
way In which the reservation can bo I
reached from tlio east Is via Grand !
Junction. The chamber of commerce
is preparing literature to send to nil
applicants and will also publish In
these columns the details as fast as
they are announced.
.SUFFRAGISTS ELECT OFFICERS
Susan B. Anthony Again Chosen Pres
ident of Association.
Portland , Ore. , .luiy 5. The Na
tional Woman SulftuKO us.ioeiuiiim
miimiuiniisly oU'clod I ho old olllrurs
with Ilio exception of tins vice prcsl-
dout-ut-larfeo aiil.pcnud auditor. The
board stands as loilowa. President ,
KIIMUI It. Antiioiiy. New York , vice
lut'hldont. Florcnrti Kelley , Illinois ;
i oncsion | < llng BOCI clary , Kato M. Gor-
ilon , Louisiana ; i wording. Alice Stone
Illiickwull , Massachusetts ; trcastnor ,
Mai riot Taylor Upton. Ohio ; llrst
auditor , Uiura Clay , Kentucky ; second I
auditor Dr. Aiinlro .Jeffreys Meyers ,
Portland. The delegates voted to
chntiKij the by laws requiring alternate
conventions to bo hold iit Washington I '
and made It optional. Invitation * '
wru received from Haltlmore , Chicago '
and Detroit , extended by various or
Kills Hucband and Self. !
Portland , Ore. , July 5. Mrs. Ger
trude Hodgson shot and killed her hus
band , TlmnniR Dodgson , and then
killed horsulf. The tragedy took placn
at Twelfth and Northup street. The
couple were walking along the street , !
the wife pleading with her hufllmnn. 1
AH they approached the Hotnl North
ern the woman drew n revolver and
fired at her hutihund , who fell dead.
She then shot horsolf. Jealousy was
the motive. ,
Trolley Cam Collide.
Cedar Rapids , la. , July fi. Through
tnlHuiiilcist.inillng of orders , two Interurban -
terurban trolley cars collided head-on >
on u curve near Swlahor , twelve
miles south of thlB city. The Injured : .
Motorman Hurry IIH1 , both legs
broken , badly cut and Internally in
jured , may dlo ; Anton IClovoo of Iowa
City , both feet crushed , Injured about
the head ; fifteen others received min
or Injuries. Both car * * were telescoped I
Poisons His Two Boys. ;
Doylestown , Pa. . July 5. After being -
ing subjected to a severe examination
by detectives , Gustavo A. Clo.-.s.on of
Morrlsvlllo , Pa. , lias confessed that
ho poisoned one of his sons and at
tempted In kill the other In the same
manner. Clnssnu was a flagman at n
railroad crossing at Tullytown and Is
about sixty years old. He poisoned
the boys because they were not very
blight and there was no chance that
Lhuy would over bo of any use to him.
Iliilllmoro M > l .lulv fl Tlio ad
uinco ( 'mini of f'hrl > Miin Endeavor
ili'lol'lltc'M In Ihc Inlcnilltliinill enliven-
linn linn ronclied Hiilllmnro , and dur
ing I ho ensuing foi'ly-olKhl hours spe
cial and regular Iraltm will bring to
the city great crowds Tim proparn-
Hoim for Mm rooopllon Mini cMilortaln-
miMit of the vlHllnrH urn elaborate.
Tlie strci'lH are nhlnzn with llngn and
electric lights and Micro In Hcnruoly
u building In Mm main thoroughfare : )
Mint docs no ! hear yanlH of hunting.
The cnu vent Inn proceedings will Itn
Inaugurated Wodnosdny morning when
the ilologaloii will aiisomblo In Iho
Fifth Regiment armory for Iho for
Among Hid mil oil persons who are
down for set " "
HpeecheH uni "Father"
FnmelH E. Hark , Governor Wnrllold
of Maryland , Mm Itnv. Newell Dwlght.
Illlllii , D.I ) , of llninlilytt. tlio Rov.
Floyd W. Tompklim of Philadelphia.
President lleury Churchill King of
Ohcrllu college , ( lie Itnv. John Pollock
of llolfnnl , Ireland , ( lie llev. Albert
Swift of Ixindon , the Hcv. R. A. Hume ,
1)1) . , of India , and Hie Hev. Washing
ton Gladden , D.I ) , of folumbmi , Ohio
PORT OF NEW YORK IS DOING A
GOODS LARGELY OF LUXURIES
Sujnr ( nml Precious Stones Show nn
Incronoc of $30,000.000 Over the Re-
cclpts of Last Year Expensive Tex.
tiles for Prosperous People.
New York , Juno ; in. Tlio govern
ment , llscnl year which ended today
lias been a record-breaking ono IIH re-
gnnls tlio valun of Imports entering
Iho port of Now York. Although the
complete * llgures have not yet. boon
complied It. In known that the Imporlii
for the last twelve months exceed by
nearly $ ri,000.000 ( ) the entries of hint
It Is regarded as significant of the
general prosperity of the country that
many of the most , notable Increased
lu Imports a ) New York are In the
direction of luxuries , such as dliu-
inondH , automobiles , fine laces and
Two of the lines showing phenom
enal Increases this year are sugar anil
precious stones , which In the aggre
gate are greater by $ ? .O.OflOOitO then
were the same Imports ono year ago.
The entries of cigars at this port dur
ing Iho fiscal yenr have boon far
greater Minn was the case ono year
ngo. Passengers' bnugago has yielded
nn unusually largo revenue to the
treasury , as have liquors and wiuon.
Textiles of every kind have boon liberally -
orally Imported , nnmothlng Ilko $ S-
000,000 alone being Invested In ox-
pnnsivo St. Gall , or Swiss , embroi
deries. Many other Imports have
made gains with the result that tlio
totnl Imports nt Iho local custom
house for this fiscal year approxlmato
ICID.OOO.Ono , as compared with $599-
000,408 the previous year. All thlngn
considered customs ofliolals say the
year has l ) > nn Iho most prosperous no
far as Imports are concerned In the
history of thu port of Now York.
Discuss Their Art.
Asbury Paik , N. J. , July 5. There
was another interesting and busy day
for the thousands of touchers who arc
attending the annual convention of
the National Educational afwoci.ilIon.
The attendance was Increased over
that of yesterday by the arrival of a
number of belated delegations. The
greater part of today wua devoted to
sectional conferences u" which thuro
were moro than a do/.en for the dis
cussion of questions relating to in-
tructlon in music , drawing , manual
training ami other branches of oducu-
tlon. The teachers reassemble for a
'general meeting tonight at which
"Child Labor and Compulsory Educa
tion" will be thu topic of discussion.
The visit of President Roosevelt tomorrow -
morrow is being looked forward to
with keen Interest by the delegates.
Socialists Bar Policemen.
Chicago , July G. Mllltlumon , po-
llcomcn , deputy sheriffs and oth r of-
fleers of the law uru to bo barred for *
over from miimbcrshlp In the Indus
trial Workers of the World , as thu
Socialist Icadnrs have styled tholr
new labor organization. Resolutions
declaring against the admission of po
lice officers Into the new union wcio
adopted unanimously. la addition to
adopting the resolutions barring tbn
mllltlumen and others from th now
organization , the delegates selected a
name for their union and A preamble
for Its constitution The preamble ile-
nouncfts the present trades unions ns
Innlllcaclnus a * a friend of the em
ployes and declares for a new kind
Endeavorers at Baltimore.
nallliiKire. July 5. All the railway
trains rind coast steamers arriving
here brought detonations to the twon-
ty-eecond annual IntornuUonal Chris
tian Endeavor convention , which is to
be fouually opened in this city today.
It is expected that 20.000 visitors will
be her" All the evangelical churches
and many residences and buslne *
houses have tit-en decorated In honor
of thu convention , which will be In
session five days. The sessions will
bo held In Armory hall , which has a
Boating capacity of 10,000 , whllo aux
iliary meetings will bo hold In Lyric
wltU Mata for 1,000
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