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PRESIDENT HAS 'AN EYE ON VA
OVER THIRTY ARE TO BE FILLED
Committees That Will Have a New
Head The Chief Executive Wants
to Know Where His Friends Are in
WASHINGTON Chairmanships of
at least thirty senate committees, reg
ular anad select, will be changed when
the Fifty-ninth congress meets in De
cember. Already many of the mem
bers of the upper branch of congress
have been casting about to ascertain
what other members desire in the
way of committee chairmanships, so
esat they may take advantage of the
knowledge thus gained for their own
personal use. These inquiries, so far
in advance of the meeting of congress,
have had a tendency to focus the spot
light on the reorganization of the sen
'ate committee, for it is generally con
ceded that in the upper body will come
the supreme fight for many of the
principles for which the president ir
As to these inquiries regarding
chairmanships, and ch'ef committee
places, the president, it is understood,
has had full knowledge, and appre
ciating that there is a strong minor
ity in the senate against many of the
questions he will discuss in his forth
coming message, he has, as quietly
as the senators, been looking after
chairmanships with a view to helping
his side when the battle royal is on.
One thing seems certain when the
curtain rolls up on the Froty-ninth
congress, that President Roosevelt will
know where his friends are, and by
the same reasoning will know where
to put his finger on his opponents.
The fact that the president has al
ready commenced to inquire from his
senatorial visitors as to the makeup
of committees in the upper body has
directed the attention to the large
number of chairmanships to be filled,
larger than in any previous congress
?ince the last Cleveland administra
tion. A NATIONAL ARMY
OF 250,000 MEN
LONDON The Daily Chronicle
announces that Arnold Forster. secre
tary of state for war, is working out
with an army council new scheme to
organize a "national army." of a
million of men to be composed of
militia and suplemented by regulars
and volunteers available for foreign
service. The project, the paper says,
includes the building of barracks
throughout the country for the new
force with special deiiots..
NEW CONSUMPTION REMEDY.
Prof. Behring Creates Considerable
Attention by a Statement.
PARIS At the closing session of
the International Tuberculosis con
gress today Prof. Von Behring made
a statement relative to his new cura
tive principle for tuberculosis. It was
decided to hold the next congress at
Washington in 1908.
Prof. Behring's statement attracted
much attention. Distinguished medi
cal men from many countries occupied
the platform and filled the salon of the
grand palace. The professor said:
In the course of the last two years
I recognized with certainty the exist
ence of a curative principle com
pletely different from the anti-toxine
principle. This new curative princi
ple plays an initial role in the opera
tion of the immunity derived from my
bovo-vaccine. which has proved effect
ive against animal tuberculosis dur
ing the last four years. This curative
principle reposes upon the impregna
tion of the living cells of the organism
with a substance originating from tu
berculosis virus, which substance I
designate "T. C."
. WASHINGTON In the supreme
court of the United States tomorrow
Attorney General Coleman of Kansas
will enter a motion for the advance
ment of the Kansas-Colorado irriga
tion case on the docket so as to in
sure a hearing during the present term
of court, and the motion will be an
tagonized by Colorado's representa
tives. The case involves the right of the
;people in Colorado to control the en
tire water supply of the Arkansas
river. The testimony taken in the
case covers 8.559 typewritten pages,
tut under the order of the court it is
Hungarian Program Hangs Fire.
VIENNA General Baron Fejervary.
the Hungarian premiem. had another
(interview with the king-emperor to
day, but it is reported that his ma
jesty has not reached a decision con
cerning a ministerial program. - '
Fatal Fight With Bandits.
' WILD ROSE, Wis. One bandit was
killed, two were probably mortally
wounded and one other was appre
hended tonight in a desperate fight
with a posse of fifty armed citizens of
this village aroused by the burglary of
the postoffice and attempted looting
of the state bank early this morning.
The handits were caught in a forest
eight miles from the village and
fought with guns for an hour and a
half. The fourth man did not surren
der until his companions were shot
Present Portrait of Chase.
SPRINGFILED. 111. An oil portrait
of Salmon P. Chase of Ohio, for many
years a member of the supreme court
of the United States, was presented
jby a member of the bar of southern
Illinois to the United States circuit
and district court for the southern dis
trict of Illinois on Saturday, the cere
mony taking place In the court room.
Governor Deneen made the presenta
tion speech, and was followed by Sen
ator Foraker of Ohio, who delivered
an address on "Salmon Portland
ARMY MAN GUILTY.
Lieut Ross of the Artillery Is Repri
Washington The papers in the case
3f Second Lieutenant Clarence B.
Ross, Artillery corps, whho was re
cently tried by court-martial at Fort
Rodman. Mass., .have been received
at the War Department. Ross was
found guilty of disrespect toward his
commanding officer and of conduct to
the prejudice of good order and mili
tary discipline and was sentenced to
be reprimanded by the reviewing
authority and to be reduced ten files
on the legal list of second lieutenant
of artil'ery. One of the specifications
in this case was that Lieutenant Ross
raeferred to Captain Willougby Walk
er, commanding the post of Fort Rod
man, in the hearing of an enlisted
man in a sneering and contemptuous
manner as being "like a baby with a
new doll," with intent to cast ridicule
upon his superior officer, and on an
other occasion referred to him as
General Grant, commanding the De
partment of the East, approved the
sentence and administered the repri
mand called for by it.
ARGENTINE REPUBLIC TAKES
DUTY OF FARM MACHINERY
WASHINGTON The state depart
ment has been informed by Minister
Beapure, at Buenos Ayres, that the
bill regarding American importations,
more particularly American agricul
tural implements, has been amended
and sent to a committee, and its ac
ceptance may be expected in the near
future. The bill admits all American
agricultural machines and parts of
machinery free of duty in the Argen
tine Republic, but the duty will be col
lected from all accessories such as
bolting wrenches, asbestos, oil cans,
belt hooks .washers, metal pins, nuts,
chains, pulleys, steam packing, eveu
ers, saws, carriage polecs and filters.
LAST WEEK OF EXPOSITION.
About 2,250,000 Admissions to the
Show at Portland.
PORTLAND, Ore. This week will
mark the close of the Lewis and Clark
exposition after a successful career
not anticipated by even the most en
thusiastic supporters of the project.
Before the closing day is over the
fair will have recorded practically 2,
250,000 admissions, which, consider
ing the fact that the combined popu
lation of the old Oregon territory is
hardly equal to that number, is al
KRAUSES WILL APPEAL CASE.
Convicted Land Fencers Plan to Carry
Action Higher on Writ of Error.
OMAHA The Krause brothers, cat
tle men from Sheridan county, re
cently sentenced to pay a fine of $1,300
and costs amounting to about $1,200
for illegal fencing of the public lands,
have determined to carry the case on
appeal to the United States circuit
court of appeals on a writ of error.
Application for the writ will be made
early during the coming week. The
basis of the alleged error will be the
impeachment of the testimony of the
Osborns, the introduction of the Syl
vester killing case as prejudicing the
jury against the defendants, Krause
brothers, which resulted in the jury
finding against them, that the court
erred in denying the motion for a new
trial; that the offense was a statutory
and not a criminal offense.
HAD BARRELS OF WEALTH
WITH HAPPINESS LACKINC
CHARLESTON Lee Loeb, 58 years
old. one of the wealthiest men in
Charleston, a retired merchant and
owner of over two hundred pieces of
real estate, dressed for breakfast this
morning and then telling his wife that
he would be "down in a minute,"
stepped into a bath room and. sent a
pistol bullet into his brain. He was
the largest owner of real estate in
Charleston. The jury of inquest gave
"melancholia" as the excuse for the
CANAL COMMISSION MEETS.
Board of Consulting Engineers Will
PANAMA The entire Panama Ca
nal commission held a session Sat
urday in the administration building
and ratified all the acts of the execu
tive comm'ttee. Tomorrow the board
of consulting engineers will rest An
inspection will be made of Ancon on
Monday. The board members will
call on President Amador and will be
given a breakfast by Governor Ma
goon. As the result of an order of -the
secretary of the navy recalling Pay
masters Tobey. Schaefer and Jask
son, who have been on duty in con
nection with the canal commission.
Paymaster Schaefer has resigned. It
is reported that civilians will replace
the recalled officers.
General Randall Retires.
ST. LOUIS Having reached the age
limit of 64 years Major General George
Morton Randall, commander of the
northern division of the United States
army, with headquartes in St. Louis,
has retired from command.
Buys Land for a Colony.
SAN ANTONIO. Tex. S. B. Bran
dage of St. Louis, acting for eastern,
parties, closed a deal with ex-Senator
A. H. Kerr of this city for 44,000 acres
of land in McMullen county, on the
Minneapolis Has $75,000 Fire.
MINNEAPOLIS. Minn. Fire Sun
day afternoon gutted the store of the
W. K. Morrison Hardware company,
on Nicollet avenue, causing a loss es
timated at $75,000, covered by insur
ance. Was Chief of Grant's Staff.
NEW YORK General William
Thomas Clark, only surviving adjutant
general and chief of staff of General
Grant's army of the Tennessee, is dy
ing from cancer in St. Luke's hospital.
A CLE UK ABSCONDS WITH THAT
ADAMS EXPRESSES THE VICTIM
An Employe Steals a Package of
Money Sent by a Local Bank to Cin
cinnati, O. No Clue to the Much
Wanted Missing Man.
PITTSBURG, Pa. The startling
discovery was made that the Adams
Express company has been victimized
to the extent of $100,000, supposedly
through the peculations of an em
ploye. The following official statement of
the affair is given the Associated
Press for publication:
At 4:15 p. m. Monday, October 9,
the Bank of rittsbirg. Pa., delivered
to the Adams Expres company at their
office at 610 Wood street, Pittsburg, a
package of currency containing $100,
OCf. Ct this amount $80,000 was in
$.00 bills, $10,000 in 50 bills and the
remainder, $10,000 in $5. $10 and $20
bills. The package containing this
large sum of money was consigned to
a bank in Cincinnati, O.
This package was received and re
ceipted for by Edward George Cunliffe.
who was then acting in the place of
the regular clerk, who was ill.
Cunliffe left the office at the usual
time last evening and this morning,
when he failed to report for duty, a
hurried examination was made of his
department and it was learned that
about $1,000 of funds intrusted to his
care were mising. General Agent
Hisner of the Adams Express company
immediately called in detectives and
placed the matter in their hands.
Later developments brought to light
the fact that in addition to the $1,000
missing the bank package containing
the $100,000 had not been received at
the money forwarding office at the
union station, this city.
Inquiries made at his residence. No.
314 Lucerne street. West End, Pitts
burg, showed that Cunliffe arrived
home at the customary time last even
ing,and after changing his clothes,
bade his family good-by, saying to his
wife that he was going out for the
evening, and nothing further has been
heard from him.
Cunliffe has been employed by the
Adams Express company since March
1, 1904. Previous to that he was em
ployed in the Pittsburg service of the
American Express company and the
United States. Express of Hartford.
Conn., and bore a good reputation. He
was methodical, accurate and an ex
STATE OF KANSAS WAITING.
..No Action Against Insurance Com
panies Until Inquiry is Finished.
WICHITA, Kas. State Insurance
Superintendent Luling, when shown a
dispatch stating that hts department
would take action against the New
York Life Insurance company and
the Equitable Life Assurance society,
in response to the advice of Thomas
W. Lawson of Boston, authorized the
Associated Press to say:
"I shall make no movement until
the insurance investigation is finished
ind its findings are made public. The
office of the insurance superintendent
is not following the suggestions of
Mr. Lawson. We shall act in accord
ance with an agreement reached by
the convention in New Hampshire
some weeks ago, at which it was de
cided to await the outcome of the
New York inquiry, and then each su
perintendent was to use his own judg
ment as to the necessary steps. Ac
tion then will depend upon the nature
of the findings of the investigation
New Senate Office Building.
WASHINGTON An agreement has
been reached by Senators Cullom and
Gallinger, mmebers of the committee
appointed to decide upon the bids and
material offered by the contractors for
the erection of the new senate office
building, whereby the superstructure
will be of marble, the base granite and
the inner court limestone. Senator
Cullom said the contract has. not yet
been awarded, but probably will be
given to the Vermont Marble com
pany. A MARTYR TO YELLOW JACK.
North Dakota Doctor Dies on Louis
NEW ORLEANS A martyr In the
fight against yellow fever. Dr. C. M.
Shanley, formerly of North Dakota,
died at his plantation home on Bayou
Barataria, as the result of a relapse
from yellow fever, his illness extend
ing over the past two weeks.
Business Man Drops Dead.
MILWAUKEE Wis Robert C.
Bradford, treasurer for the Cudahy
Brother Packing company, and for
thirty years identified with the pack
ing industry in Milwaukee, dropped
dead as a result of heart failure.
Taft Going to Panama.
WASHINGTON Secretary Taft
will sail on a naval vessel from New
Orleans for Panama about November
1. He goes to look after the canal
situation as it now exists in the way
of construction and preparation. At
the conference with the president,
when it was decided to leave the ad
ministration of the canal to the secre
tary of war. Secretary Taft made It
plain that If he was to have the re
sponsibility for the canal he would be
supreme in its command and there
would be no intermediary.
Decision Against A. O. U. W.
TOPEKA, KAN. In the case of the
grand lodge of the Ancient Order of
United Workmen of Kansas against
Jane Haddock, widow of John Had
dock, the supreme court today held
that a fraternal insurance order can
not by the adoption of a bylaw, de
claring that no person shall be ad
mitted or 'retained as a member who
is engaged in the sale of intoxicating
liquors make void the beneficiary cer
tificate of such a member unless spe
cial action is taken in his case.
CROWE IN OMAHA.
Returns to the Scenes of His Former
OMAHA Pat Crowe of kidnaping
fame, schackled to Detective Heit
field of the Omaha detective depart
ment, and accompanied by Chief De
tective Dunn arrived in Omaha from
Butte, Mont., where he was arrested
a week ago. A crowd of 2,000 per
sons had gathered to see the prisoner.
A large cordon of police opened an
aisle from the platform of the train to
a patrol wagon in the rear of the sta
tion, and Crowe, between the two de
tectives with a patrolman walking
aaead and another behind, was
marched to the wagon, amid the cheers
of some and exclamations of others.
The extraordinary precautions taken
by the police for landing Crowe safely
oehind the bars seemed hardly neces
sary, ior he gave little heed to them,
and apparently had no wish to make
his escape. n fact, he said he was
glad to be under arrest and once more
In the patrol wagon five officers
and three reporters furnished com
pany for the prisoner to the police
station. A large crowd followed the
patrol wagon to the station, where
another crowd had gathered to wit
ness the return of the prisoner. Pre
cautions were again taken to prevent
friends from reaching the prisoner,
and he was hurried into the captain's
office, where he was registered. Op
posite his name was placed the charge
of shooting with intent to kill or wound.
The prisoner shook hands with Chief
of Police Donahue, Special Agent Vi
zard of the Union Pacific, and Benja
min Keegan, a life-long Omaha friend.
Crowe was not inclined to talk of
his past, and refused absolutely to
speak of his alleged connection with
the kidnapping of Eddie Cudahy. He
declared that much had been pub
lished of his alleged doings, confes
sions and other matters which was
without foundation. Among these he
mentioned a confession, said to have
been signed by him at Butte, implicat
ing young Cudahy in a conspiracy in
connection with the kidnaping.
Crowe took particular notice of the
crowd had gathered at the station
and remarked that it was a flattering
welcome that Omaha was giving to
one of its lormer citizens.
FORMER WEALTHY BANKER
GOES TO THE POOR HOUSE
NEW YORK Jefferson P. Raplee,
a weathly New York banker and busi
ness associate of Jay Gould, Commo
dore Vanderbilt and John P. Blair,
went to the poor house here Tuesday.
Raplee was one of the best known
men along Broadway in his day. His
father who was Judge Raplee of Yates
county, New York, left him a large
fortune. In 1S56 he opened a bank
ing house at 137 Broadway which was
capitalized at $200,000. and did a
yearly business of $300,000. which was
a largo sum at that time. Since 1SK7.
when this bank made an assignment
after some uniform speculation, Mr.
Raplee's fortune, although invested in
a new banking venture, steadily di
minished. DESIRES CONSUMPTION CURE.
American Will Give Professor Behring
$50,000 For It
NEW YORK Prof. Behring's an
nouncement to the International Tu
berculosis congress in Paris of a cure
for consumption has aroused wide
spread Interest in America, says to
day's Herald. The full reports and
comments, which have been fully
cabled from Paris, have interested one
of New York's wealthiest and best
known citizens, whose name is with
held for the present. He has author
ized the Herald to announce that he
will contribute $50,000 to a fund to
present Prof. Behring if he will at
once announce to the world his treat
ment and not withold it for a year.
The only qualification to this offer
is that the treatment must be pro
nounced a success by a prominent com
mittee of physicians, of which the
donor's physician is to be a member.
Will Not Retire Because of Insurance
WASHINGTON Postmaster Gen
eral Cortelyou. chairman Republican
national committee, denies that he
will resign either as postmaster gen
eral or as chairman of the national
committe before insurance scandals
are settled. The fire being started on
him because of using insurance money
he regards as uncalled for and he does
n'-t propose to recognize it by retir
ing from anything.
WASHINGTON Monday's state
ment of treasury balances in the gen
eral fund, exclusive of the $150,000,000
gold reserve, shows: Available cash
balance, $137,866,041; gold coin and
bullion, $67,624,631; gold certificates,
$51,038,410; total, $256,529,082.
Americans Get a Franchise.
MEXICO CITY Messrs. Scully,
Perry and Newell, Americans, have
acquired for the sum of $2,500,000 a
group of mining claims situated in the'
state of Durango. The first payment
$1,400,000 has been placed with the
national bank at Mexico.
Superintendent of Three Roads.
MARSHALLAON, IA. D. T. Noo
nan has been made general superin
tendent of the Minneapolis & St
Louis, Iowa Central and Des Moines &
Fort Dode railroads.
Says Cuba Is Tranquil.
WASHINGTON Senator Quesada,
the Cuban minister, had a long talk
with Secretary Root Saturday at the
state department respecting Cuban af
fairs in general and especially the re
cent Cuban elections. Minister Ques
ada said that conditions were reported
to he very promising at present
"David Harum" Netted $125,000.
SYRACUSE, N. Y. "David Harum,"
the novel written by the late Edward
Noyes Wescott of this city, netted the
author's estate about $125,000.
IN ' SAN DOMINGO
AGENT GIVES RESULTS
MUCH SMUGGLING IS COINC ON
Goods Brought by Mule Train
Points Along Haytian Border
Dominican Government Has
WASHINGTON H. P. Worley, an
agent of the insular bureau, who was
sent to Santo Domingo to investigate
the revenue conditions on the border
between the Dominican and Haytian
republics, has made a partial report
to the war department. He estimates
that the smuggling that has been go
ing' on across this border has cost the
Dominican government from $350,000
to $400,000 a year. The method was
to land goods at points in Hayti
and send them by coasting vessels
near the Dominican line. They were
then carried over the border by mule
trains. Some of the large mercantile
houses In Monti Cristi had their ware
houses far inland where these goods
were smuggled across the border.
Mr. Worley was sent down there to
establish custom houses in the Inter
ior between the two countries and he
was warned that if he attempted to
carry out his instructions he was liable
to be assassinated, so determined are
the smugglers to continue their traffic.
But custom houses have been estab
lished to continue the smuggling. The
department doubtless will send enough
men to Santo Domingo to protect the
revenues of the government. The tar
iff in Santo Domingo, according to
estimates made by Mr. Worley, is
about 73 per cent, ad valorem, which
is a great inducement to smugglers.
Mr. Worley also made a trip into
the interior of Hayti while he was on
the island and says that reports were
often brought to him of savage cus-1
toms in the wildest regions, including
cannibalistic, feasts where the vic
tims are babies. These reports were
sufficiently authentic to be believed by
OPTION TO E. H. HARRIMAN.
Has Chance to Buy Astoria & Colum
bia River Railroad.
PORTLAND, Ore. According to
the Oregonian, E. H. Harriman has
been given an option on the Astoria
& Columbia River railroad and it will
be decided with'n the next thirty
clays whether the road will be pur
chased by him or not. The price is
said to be $40,000 per mile.
The Astoria & Columbia River road
extends from Doble, a point forty
miles north of this city, to the Pa
cific ocean, a distance of about 100
miles. It has a .traffic lease over the
Northern Pacific railway by which it
secures entry into Portland, running
ninety-five years more. The annual
rental is $26,000.
Treaty Soon to be Signed.
WASHINGTON The treaty of
peace between Russia and Japan will
become effective upon its approval
without waiting the formal exchange
of ratifications at Washington. This
information was imparted at the Ja
panese legation on Wednesday. This
course has been decided upon in order
that the speediest possible termina
tion of the war may be had. The
treaty, it is understood, has passed
through the necessary preliminary
stages of approval in each country.
THE BOYCOTT IN CHINA
WILL BE SUSPENDED
WASHINGTON News that the
merchants of China, who have been
prosecuting the boycott against Amer-
ican goous nave decided to temporar
ily suspend that movement to await
possible action of the United States
congress in softening the exclusion
laws is contained in official dispatches
received today from Peking. The in
formation comes from the merchants
guild of that place, and is to the effect
that this course has been decided upon
by merchants throughout the empire.
The action follows the advice of the
Chinese government in the matter
which was given as a consequence of
the attitude of President Roosevelt.
Appointed Assistant Engineer.
WASHINGTON John G. Sullivan
has been appointed assistant chief en
gineer of the isthmian canal commis
sion, according to a notice received to
day from Chief Engineer Stevens at
Tapestries Worth $150,000.
LONDON Nine magnificent tapes
tries presented to the British nation
by Baron Delonger of Paris were open
ed to public view at Hampton Court
palace Saturday. The tapestries rep
resent the famous Raphael cartoons,
when were originally hung in Hamp
ton Court, but afterward were re
moved to the South Kensington mus
eum. The tapestries are valued at
The Hague Peace Conference.
ST. PETERSBUR The Russian
government has received a large num
ber of replies to the peace conference
invitations, all of which are favorable,
but contain no suggestions regarding
the subjects for discussion. The an
nouncement of the program and the
date for the meeting of the conference
will be sent out as soon as all the
replies are received. The time of the
meeting will be fixed without greater
delay than necessary to permit all th
delegates to reach the Hague.
Will Reappoint Tinsley.
WASHINGTON President Roose
velt indicated in conversation with
representatives Edwards of the
Eleventh district and Bennett of the
Ninth district of Kentucky that he will
reappoint James H. Tinsley as United
States attorney for the eastern district
of Kentuckv. Mr. Edwards presented
to the president Mr. Tinsley, and Mr.
Bennett introduced Judge Deering,
whom he desired should be appointed.
The president said he could see no
reason why Mr. Tinsley 'should not be
President Roosevelt Would Like to See
WASHINGTON President Roose
velt entertained at luncheon. Dr. D.
H. Nichols and W. T. Reid of Harvard.
Arthur T. Hildebrand and John B. Fife
of Princeton and Walter Camp and
Mr. Owsley of Yale. The six guests of
the president constitute the athletic;
advisers of the respective colleges'
The president desired to consider
with them particularly the morale of
the game of foot ball, with a view to
eliminating much of its brutality if
possible. A general discussion of col
lege athletics was had, but the talk
centered around the game of foot
ball. It is hoped by the president
that, with the co-operation of the col
lege authorities and the athletic advis
ers, the rules of the game may be so
amended as practically to do away
with much of the brutality which
makes the game objectionable to
many people. It is understood that no
definite conclusions were reached. In
deed, none was expected, the idea of
the president being simply to start the
ball rolling in the direction of a mod'
fication of the rules of the game.
FIGHT OVER DEAD.
John Burnek Shoots Sister, Brothet
and Brother-in-Law at Hastings?.
HASTINGS Over the dead body of
his mother, John Budnek shot his sis
ter, his brother and his brother-in-law
at an early hour Sunday morning.
Miss Francis Budnek, aged 2 was shot
in the right hand. Jacob Budnek.
aged 52, shot above the right eye and
may die. Peter Snieall was shot
through the left lung, through the
abdomen, in the legt thigh and through
the left shoulder. He is not expected
to live throughout the night.
The tragedy occurred in the death
chamber at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Peter Smeall, 1350 East Second street,
where Mrs. Mary Budnek, aged 62,
died at 10:30 last night. "John Bud
nek has been placed under arrest and
is now in the county jail.
The tragedy was the culmination of
a family quarrel that had existed for
several years. The Budnek family
are Polish-French and they have resid
ed in Hastings for twenty years. John
Budnek, who committed the deed, is
a stonemason by trade. He is 50
years old and a bachelor.
TO EXCHANGE WAR PRISONERS.
Japs Get 1,866 and Turn Over 64,000
St. Petersburg Russia on Saturday
agreed to the Japanese proposition to
exchange prisoners of war. whereby
1.SC6 Japanese prisoners in Russia will
be delivered at some point on the west
ern frontier of Russia, and 64.000 Rus
sians will be delivered at the ports of
Kobe, Nagasaki and Yokohoma.
whence they will be conveyed to
Vladivostok in ten Russian transports
now interned at Shanghai and Saigon
and two or three other ships which
are being sent from Odessa.
A WOMAN FOR FORTY YEARS
MASQUERADED AS A MAN
TRINIDAD. Colo. For forty years
masquerading as a man. Charles V.
Vanmaugh has been discovered to be
a woman. In that time she has been a
clerk, bank cashier and a score of
similar things, but for the past twenty
one years has been a sheep herder in
Las Animas county.
Finely educated, and reading and
writing half a dozen different lan
guages, she started out well equipped
for life, but was unable to get any
thing to do as a woman, so, at the age
of 43, she turned man. Her true sex
was discovered yesterday by Dr. T. J.
Forham, county physician, while ex
amining her at the San Raphael hos
pital, where she had been sent for the
infirmities of old age. She is now SI
SEES NO NEED FOR STRIKE.
John Mitchell Thinks Miners
Get What They Want.
PITTSBURG John Mitchell, presi
dent of the United Mine Workers of
Regarding the possibilities of a
strike next spring, Mr. Mitchell said:
"As far as I can judge, after having
been in the anthracite field for some
time, everything will work out har
moniously in the end. I can see no
reason why there should be a general
coal strike next spring."
Zealous in Land-Grabing.
WASHINGTON A novel scheme of
public land grabbing has come to
light in the McCook land district of
Nebraska. An enterprising father of
a famly. having himself acquired title
to a piece of government land, con
ceived an original method of getting
more of the land for the family. His
scheme consisted in having his older
children adopt his younger, thus mak
ing them heads of families and eligible
to make homestead entries, three of
which were thus acquired.
Kansas City Man President.
CINCINNATI, O. The United
Suites Railway Service Mutual Bene
fit association in session here Satur
day elected as president C. E. Lancas
ter, of Kansas City. Mo.
North Dakota Bank Robbed.
ST. PAUL. Minn. A special from
Grand Forks, N. D., says: The safe
of the Bank of Hensel at Hensel. N.
D.. was blown open by robbers early
this morning and all the cash in it,
Japanese Loss in the War.
VICTORIA. B. C Official returns
of the casualties of the Japanese army
throughout the war show 46.180 killed,
10.970 died of wounds and 15,300 died
of disease, a total of 72.450 dead.
Pension Agent for Iowa.
WASHINGTON The president has
appointed W. V. Wilcox of Iowa, to
be pension agent at Des Moines, la.,
to succeed Dr. A. H. Thompson, wa3
appointed to temporarily fill the va
cancy caused by the recent death R,
1 P. Clarkson.
THE TRIUMPHS OF IRRIGATION.
Romance of Agriculture Brought
About by the Engineer.
Of the various papers read at the
adjourned meeting of the British As
sociation of Johannesburg, none is of
more practical interest than Sir C.
Scott Moncrieff's on irrigation. Only
the man who has seen what has been
dono in Italy, in India, in Egypt and
in California can appreciate the veri
table romance of agriculture which
the engineer has brought about.
In India the irrigation canal has
turned millions of acres to fertility
and saved tens of thousands of lives
which must have succumbed to fam
ine. In the Western States of Amer
ica vast deserts have been converted
into orchards, and the land which
would otherwise be dear at $3 an acre
has become worth fifty. Much of the
British triumph In Egypt is summed
up in the word irrigation. English
engneers Sir C. Scott Moncrieff
among them came from India after
the British occupation and have ever
since been engaged in some of the
greatest irrigation works in the world.
so that Egyptian agriculture has de
veloped beyond the dreams of the
Whether extensive Irrigation would
be good for South Africa or even pos
sible, Sir C. Scott Moncrieff did not
attempt to say, but there are many
who believe that agricultural progress
in South Africa will be small without
the help of irrigation. Saturday Re
view. 'KITTENS" NOT TO HER TASTE.
Lady Feared Egyptian Cook Contem
plated Horrible Menu.
A lady living in Egypt tells of an
amusing experience with her cook.
One morning after his marketing he
came and said he must go out again
I asked him why; he replied that he
wished to buy some (word incompre
hensible) for luncheon. For about
five minutes I tried to understand
what this mysterious word was, and
then in desperation asked him if he
knew the English of it. He brightened
"Oui. madame; kittens."
"Kittens?" I gasped. "You mean
"Non, madame; kittens."
I felt horror struck. To what kind
of a savage country had I come?
"Not kittens. AH," I pleaded.
"Oui, madame." persisted he. "Klt-tens-trois,
pour le midi."
He went on repeating "kittens-trols"
as if hoping that when the idea really
sank into my mind I should not shrink
from it so much. He seemed absolute
ly set on his kittens, while a picture
rose before my mind's eye of three
little roasted cats appearing on a dish
to be carved by my husband at lunch
eon! Then I pulled myself together, assur
ing myself that he could not really
buy us kittens to eat, and sent him
out to get what he wanted. It turned
out to be kidneys! Montreal Herald.
Anton Was Too Shrewd.
Anton and An mist are two snail
Americans, five and six years old, liv
ing in a town through which runs a
pretty river. Their mother gave them
strict orders to stay away from the
banks, after a playmate had fallen in
nd narrowly escaped drowning.
The very next day the two little
brothers reached home in a suspicious
ly damp condition and the mother im
mediately took August aside and cross
examined him till he confessed that
they had been at the river against or
ders. Then she called Anton and
"Where were you?"
"Where did August say we were?"
"Never mind," said the mother.
"Tell me where you were."
"Well," said Anton, slowly and
thoughtfully. "I was wherever August
said that he was."
And off he stalked, showing plainly
that the incident was ended so far as
he was concerned.
Old Hannah Dayne was of the New
England type of thriftiness that could
give Mary E. Wilkins' old woman
pointers when it comes to putting
money In the savings bank on an in
come of a dollar a month. Old Han
nah's income had never been much
more than this until she was 65 years
old, when she fell heir to $75,000 in
spot cash and gilt-edge securities.
"An' now I'm goin to be downright
extravagant for once in my life," said
Hannah. "All my born days I've wunt
ed all the pep'mlnt drops I could tvit,
an I ain't ever had 'em. Now I'm gv
in to buy a hull pound an' eat 'em aK
down at once. Exceptin for that I
ain't goin' to waste no money foolish
London Has Fierce Gorilla.
Miss Crowther. the largest and
fiercest gorilla ever captured, has just
arrived at the London zoological gar
dens. She is five feet six inches n
height, measures forty-two inches
around the chest and possesses great
strength. Occasionally she has fits
of rage, but usually she is very shy
and hides her face from visitors with
Germans Claim "Marseillaise."
A German origin is now claimed for
the national hymn of France, the
"Marseillaise." The tune if?, it Is
averred, a variant in quickened tempo
of the "Credo" of an old mass, written
in 1775 by a choirmaster named Holtz
mann. and the original version is
said to be preserved in the musical
library of the town church at Maers
burg. Paste Stones for Virgin's Crawn.
The Pope has ordered a firm of Flor
ence jewelers to manufacture a crown,
set with imitation stones for the im
age of the Virgin in the basilica of
the Vatican, in place of a crown con
taining gems valued at $7,500,000.
which Is to be deposited in the vaults
of the Vatican.
Anniversary of First Pledge.
The seventy-third anniversary of the
first teetotal pledge taken in England
was celebrated in many Lancashire
towns on Sept 1. The document
(signed by seven men), which is still
preserved, was drafted In Preston ea
Sept 1, 1832.
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