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UPHELD BY THE COURT
IT IS UNLAWFUL TO HANDLE THE
GOODS IN NEBRASKA.
A Decision by the Douglas County Dis
trict Court Overruled by the
LINCOLN It is unlawful to give
way cigarettes or cigarette papers in
Nebraska. The supreme court so de
clared in sustaining the sections or
:he law which make such actions ille
gal. The judgment of the Douglas
county district court is reversed and
lohn Alperson is remanded in the cus
dy of an officer.
Alperson was arrested and sought to
secure his liberty by writ of habeas
corpus, lie contended that part of the
act which made the giving away of
cigarettes and cigarette papers unlaw
ful was unconstitutional because it
was a subject not sufficiently expressed
in the title of the act. The title pro
hibits the manufacture and sale of
cigarettes and cigarette papers. The
"If the barter and gift of cigarettes
and cigarette papers is not prohibited
by the act, it is manifest that the pur
pose and intent of the legislature is
thwarted, and we think that purpose
and intent is plainly to be derived from
the title of the act itself."
The court holds that the intent of
the act is sufficiently expressed in the
"The legislature undoubtedly sup
posed that the use of cigarettes was
injurious to the public in general
through its effect uikui the health and
morals of the public The intention
was to remove those articles from the
avenues of commerce, to banish them
from the state as guilty and illegiti
mate things that ought not to be of
fered to or easy of access by vicious
or thoughtless people who are or may
be injured thereby."
ROADS TRANSPORTED ONLY.
Did Not Handle Business of Private
WASHINGTON The Interstate
Commerce commission began a series
Df hearings in the matter of its com
plaint against ten railroads and three
private car companies, alleging "un
just and unreasonable" charges for
the refrigeration of fruits and vege
tables in transit. It is understood that
the action of the commission in in
itiating and prosecuting the com
plaints has the double purpose of es
tablishing its jurisdiction over private
car lines and of correcting the evils
complained of. The contest will be on
the point of jurisdiction. Each of the
companies against which complaint
has been filed has made an answer
denying the commission has authority
rA its business.
ARMOURS HAVE MONOPLY.
Shippers Not Allowed to Use Their
Own Regrigerator Cars.
WASHINGTON The private car
line inquiry was continued before the
Interstate Commerce commission Fri
day. Chairman "Knapp announced that
the taking of testimony in relation to
the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe and
the Southern Pacific, the two trans
continental lines involved, will be post
poned until November 1 at 10 o'clock.
The existence of exclusive contracts
between railroads and private car
lines, of which the latter assume the
business of refrigerating perishable
freight, was brought out strongly to
day in the hearings now in progress
before the Interstate Commerce com
mission. It was developed by the tes
timony of H. M. Emerson, traffic man
ager of the Atlantic Coast Line, that
the shippers would be compelled, un
der the contract with the Armour car
lines, to use cars of this company ex
clusively or the railroad would not
transport their freight. At the same
'time, he said, the schedule of the road
would permit the use of other private
cars, and that the apparent inconsist
ency is a matter that the legal depart
ment of the road would have to solve
if brought into controversy. Officials
of the Central of Georgia, the South
ern and the Sea Board Air Line testi
fied that the Armour car lines have
exclusive contracts with their roads to
handle all refrigerator business.
Brings Relics of Paul Jones.
PARIS C. A. Herreschoff Bartlett
of New York, is a passenger on the
French line steamer La Lorraine
which sailed from Havre yesterday.
He is conveying to the United States
a number of relics of Admiral John
Bryan Presented to Mikado.
TOKIO The American minister.
Lloyd C. Griscom, presented W. J.
Bryan and Captain Clover of the Bat
tleship Wisconsin to the emperor on
Friday. After the audience Mr. Bryan
left for Nikko. He will return to
Tokio Saturday and address the Young
Men's Christian association.
Bryan Speaks to Japanese.
TOKIO Y"lliam J. Bryan address
ed an audience of about 10,000 per
sons, with Count Okuma, the former
foreign minister and leader of the pro
gressive party, in the chair. His sim
ple style and clear pronunciation made
his speech, which lasted forty min
utes, intelligible even to the younger
students and called forth apprecia
tive remarks. Mr. Bryan lunched
with Count Okuma. The municipality
of Tokio has invited Mr. Bryan to at
tend a public reception, but his time
here will not permit.
Gray Answers the Charges.
CHICAGO William H. Gray, found
er of the Western Life Indemnity com
pany, filed an answer in the superior
court to the charges made against
him in a bill asking for the appoint
ment of a receiver for the company.
In his answer Gray goes fully into his
relations with the insurance company
and denies all allegations made
agaiast him. The allegation in the
case that there are 200 persons with
claims against the company on ac-
coaat of withheld assessments Is de-
y. Gray. i
ON PANAMA CANAL.
Chairman Shonts Seaks of His Re
WASHINGTON Chairman Shonts
of the isthmian . canal commission
made the following statement of his
observations on the isthmus of Pana
ma during his recent visit:
"The most encouraging feature of af
fairs on the isthmus observed by every
person who had been there previously
during the last six and eight months
was the improvement in the feeling
among the men. Chief Engineer Ste
vens' methods and personality are
making a strong impression and cre
ating confidence in his measures.
"I found that substantial progress
had been made in the repairing and
construction of houses, over 200 of
the old French bouses having been
repaired during the last two months.
A large dock at Cristobal, which has
twenty-seven feet of water, will he
ready for ships in a very few weeks.
Rapid progress is being made on dock
1 also at Cristobal. The new dock
at La Boca is also being rapidly push
ed to completion. These docks will
be equipped with modern machinery,
which will largely facilitate the load
ing and unloading of ships. When
these docks are all completed and in
operation we shall be able to handle
all the commission material and a
large part of the Panama freight from
these docks. leaving the old docks
largely for the use of ships of other
lines. We are also putting in shops
and terminal yards at Cristobal, and
have planned yards for La Boca and
the end of the line. The bridges of
tne Panama railroad have been
strengthened so as to carry the heav
ier locomotives now arriving on the
"General health conditions are illus
trated by the fact that, notwithstand
ing we have increased the laboring
force to nearly 4,000 men during the
last four months, the number of pa
tients in Ancon hospital was lower
than for many previous months.
"In addition to the fumigation of
the houses at Panama and Colon, the
isolation of the patients and the cut
ting of grass and vegetation around
the camps, heretofore employed as
means of prevention, the department
is now thoroughly cleaning the cities
of Panama and Colon, draining
swamps near towns and camps, filling
in the lowest places and thus eradi
cating breeding places for mosquitoes.
"As a result of our new methods in
handling tho labor on the' isthmus, I
will say that during a certain period,
when we were increasing the force by
the importation of 3,200 men, the pay
rolls showed an increase of 4,000 men,
the difference resulting from our
methods of requiring men to leave
their quarters and go to work. Loaf
ing either in quarters or on works is
TREATY NOT SATISFACTORY.
Objections to the Anglo-Cuban Con
WASHINGTON Information from
Cuba that there is a growing dissat
isfaction there with the terms of the
proposed Anglo-Cuban treaty has de
veloped here the fact that the Wash
ington government thoroughly appre
ciates the reasons' of the Cuban peo
ple" for objecting to the treaty. The
official view here is that the treaty is
distinctly disadvantageous to Cuba in
that it precludes that country from
renewing with the United States her
reciprocity treaty, which, under tho
present arrangement, is effective only
for five years.
INDICTMENTS STILL STAND.
Chicago Packers Get Only Partial Re
lief in Court.
CHICAGO Federal Judge J. Otis
Humphrey gave a divided decision on
the demurrer of the meat packers,
charged with illegal conspiracy. He
overruled the portion of the demurrer
in which the packers attacked the odd
numbered counts, charging conspiracy
in restraint of trade. The demurrer
to the even-numbered counts, charg
ing monopoly, was sustained.
Following the decision counsel for
the packers asked leave to extend the
demurrer from the third count of the
'ndictment to the first count to which
he previously announced he would en
ter a plea of not guilty. The court al
lowed this and then overruled the de
murrer to the first count.
TORNADO IN ILLINOIS.
Eight Persons Killed and a Large
St Louis, Ma A tornado struck the
village of Sorento, 111., thirty-two
miles northeast of SL Louis, Tuesday
night, kiling eight persons, injuring
tnirty-five others, of whom three will
probably die and doing a great amount
of damage to property.
Forty houses were blown to pieces
or carried far from their foundations.
A complete swath was cut through
Everything in the track of the toi
nado was reduced to debris or blows
Congressmen En Route Home.
KANSAS CITY The party of con
gressmen which left Chicago two
weeks ago for a trip into New Mex
ico and Arizona to gather information
concerning statehood for the two ter
ritories passed through Kansas City
on the way home. The journey has
been over a distance of 5,000 miles and
a minute inspection of the territories
has been made. The trip extended as
far south as Cananea. Mexico, where
mining properties were seen, but the
greater part of the time was spent in
the two territories.
Banker Bradley Indicted.
MUSKOGEE, I. T. C. M. Bradley of
this city, a banker and real estate
dealer, was indicted by the federal
grand jury yesterday charged with for
gery and conspiracy, growing out of S
Belgians Copy Swiss Plan.
BRUSSELS The Belgian govern
ment is maturing a plan for the reor
ganization of the army which it win
soon present to parliament. This es
tablishes personal military servic
similar to the Swiss-
STATEMENT REGARDING GERMAN
IMPORT DUTY RATES.
Quite an Increase in Some Products,
Agricultural Commodities Coming
in For Large Share.
WASHINGTON A statement of the
German customs tariff, comparing the
rates of import duty levied in Ger
many under the old and new customs
tariff, respectively, was given out by
the Department of Commerce and La
bor. A table has been compiled ex
pressing the difference between the
old and new raises in advalorem
terms, based on the German estimates
of the import value of the articles in
1903, the last year for which figures
The estimates as to what percentage
advalorem the newvgeneral and con-
ventional rates will constitute can
only be approximately correct at best.
If prices of commodities should not
change greatly as compared with those
prevailing in 1903, the estimates of
what the new advalorem rates will
amount to will be fairly accurate,
otherwise they will not. On bacch the
rate at present charged is twenty
marks per 100 kiles, and that to be
charged against the new tariff thirty
six marks, an increase of 80 per cent.
Among the products constituting the
most important items in the export
trade of the United States with Ger
many the highest advalorem rate af
fects minerals oils, being 71 per cent,
advalorem on illuminating and 72 per
cent, on lubricating oil. That on il
luminating has been increased 6G per
cent, in the new tariff and left un
changed in the conventional tariff.
The duty on tobacco is 57 per cent,
advalorem and has not been changed
in either of the new tariffs.
A series of notable increases affects
agricultural products. Thus rye. the
duty on which until now constituted
the highest advalorem rate viz: 35 per
cent, is advanced to about 70 per cent,
ad valorem under the new general tariff
and 43 per cent, under the convention
al. The specific duty on wheat is ad
vanced 114 per cent.; on wheat flour.
157 per cent.: dried wheat, 52 per
cent.; fresh oranges, 200 per cent. The
conventional tariffs are somewhat
lower. Thus while oranges coming
from favored nations will be subject
to a duty of 24 per cent, ad valorem,
those imported from other countries
will have to pay about S9 per cent,
The rates on provisions also have
been advanced 80 per cent.; Krk 17G
per cent.; beef. 200 per cent, though
the conventional tariffs being some
REGULAR ARMY MONUMENT.
It is Proposed ?oErect It on the Field
. " " of Gettysburg.
" WASHINGTON Lieutenant Gen
eral Chaffee and Major General Bates
of the general staff returned to this
city from Gettysburg, Pa., where they
joined other survivors of the battle
of Gettysburg in inspecting -the mod
els of monuments designed to mark
the positions of the different organi
zations of the regular army which
took part in that decisive engagement.
Congress appropriated $25,000 for the
purpose, to be expended under the di
rection of the national Gettysburg
As a result of a general discussion
a sentiment was developed in favor
of the erection of a large single monu
ment in memory of the regular army
in preference to a large number of
small ones to mark the positions of
each individual organization.
Abyssinia Sends an Envoy.
NEW YORK El-Hag-Abbul-Ally-Sadik-Pasha,
prince of the Mohamme
dan church, general of the Abyssian
ian army, minister of commerce and
envoy of Emperor Menelik to Presi
dent Roosevelt, arrived, arrived her to
day on the steamer Cedric. He comes
ostensibly in regard to the new treaty
of commerce between this country and
Abyassinia. but actually his mission is
to study the possibilities of closer
relations with Europe and America.
He has come to America after a stay
at Berlin, Paris and London.
FEW WANT JOINT STATEHOOD.
People of Southwestern Territories
Demand Two States.
ALBUQUbRQUE, N. M. After ten
days in Arizona, visiting her principal
cities and acquainting themselves
with the wishes of her people on state
hood, the congressional party in their
special train passed through here to
day, returning home. While in Ari
zona the party found fewer than fifty
people favoring joint statehood with
New Mexico, including twenty who
presented a petition for jointure at
Sues Fifteen Texas Railroads.
AUSTIN, Tex. Acting for himself
and in the name of the state, D'strict
Attorney Warren W. Moore of the
Fifty-third district court on Friday
filed suit a gainst fifteen railroads of
Texas for sums ranging from $3,000
to $25,000. These suits are brought in
the nature of a penalty for failure to
pay 1 per cent, tax on the gross earn
ings, as provided for in the Love tax
bill, which the roads are now fight
ing and which is on an appeal to the
higher courts, the state having won
out in the trial court.
Honors for An Iowa Man.
WASHINGTON The supreme
council of Scottish R;te Masons for
the southern jurisdiction elected and
crowned George Fairburn of Fonda,
la., an active member of that body, to
succeed Gov. Buren Robinson Sher
man, who died last year. The election
was on the motion of Grand Command
er Richardson. Mr. Fairburn, who
has been serving as a deputy for Iowa,
was immediately inducted into office.
The supreme council then adjourned
until Saturday, which is expected to
mark the final session.
WAR RECORDS OF THE NAVY.
Volumes escribing Blockade . and
River operations Abcut Ready.
WASHINGTON Charles W. Stew
art, superintendent of the naval li
brary and ijaval war records, in his an
nual report! says volumes twenty and
twenty-one !f the records of the union
and confederate navies, in the civil
war, dealing! with the operations of the
west bulf blockading squadron, under
Admiral Favragut, from March 15,
1SC3, to near the end of 1SC4, are near
ing completion. The report also cays:
"The operations of the confederate
navy are completely presented here
for the first time in history. The rec
ords which include the construction,
equipment and performance of iron
,clads, cruisers, torpedo and torpedo
boats, stand as a monument to tin
energy, skill and daring of confeder
ate officers and sailors.
"The naval warfare carried on in in
land waters, bays, inlets and rivers is
comparatively new in naval history
and in its relations to shore operations
by landing parties or in co-operation
with army forces; valuable data are
presented concerning the strategy and
tactics of inland blockade and the
military control of water courses.
"The publication has now reached
probably the most interesting portion
of the war from a naval point of view,
says the librarian. It is recommend
ed that the records of the American
navy in colonial times, during the rev
olutionary war and other operations
down to the including the Mexican
war, be collected and arranged for pub
lication." AN IMPRESSIVE MANIFESTO.
Ratification of Peace Between Russia
ST. PETERSBURG An imperial
manifesto was issued proclaiming the
ratification of peace between Russia
and Japan. It says:
"God has caused our fatherland to
suffer sore trials from the blows of
fate in a sanguinary -war, but the
struggles have afforded manifold
proofs of the bravery and courage of
our glorious troops against a brave
and mighty enemy. This war. so pain
ful for us all, is now over. The east
ern portion of our country will de
velop itself in peace and good neigh
borliness with the Japanese empire,
which has become our friend.
In communuicating the restoration
of peace to our subjects we are sure
they will join in our prayers to God,
to give a blessing on our great labors
in conjunction with men elected by
the people for the development and
prosperity of Russia.
STANDS WITH ROOSEVELT.
Bishop of London Sounds Warning
Against Race Suicide.
LONDON The failing birth rate
was the subject of interesting com
ment by the bishop of Ireland. Dr.
Ingram, is an address to the clergy
of his diocese in St. Paul's cathedral
this afternoon. Like President Roose
velt, he warned his heaters of the
dangers of this decrease. It was im
possible, the bishop said, to describe
with what dismay he viewed this di
minuation of the birth rate, not only in
England, but in the colonies. It ap
peared to him to be an artificial di
minuation by artificial means.
The practice of the deliberate pre
vention of conception had spread like
a blight among the middle classes
and must be viewed by the Church of
England as a sin. The prevailing
love of comfort was largely respon
sible for this and the clergy must
learn themselves to teach others to
live the simplier and heartier life
which their forefathers lived.
PRICE OF SHOES GOES UP.
Markets Advance Because of Scarcity
in Raw Material.
CHICAGO The price of shoes in
Chicago will be higher within the
next fortnight than has been known
in the last forty years in ready and
custom-made goods. Already the
jobbing price has advanced 50 cents
on the pair and the retail trade is ex
pected to feel the change in cost im
mediately. T'iprn is a scarcitv of
hides and the local dealers as well as
the buyers of the east have become
alarmed over the shortage. So ma
terial has been the effect of the short
age that the cost of tanned hides has
gone up 30 per cent, since September
Mexican Government Extends Time.
Mexico The government has ex
tended the time for the construction
of the Mexican Central's branch from
Collma to Manzanillo. on the Pacific
coast, to October. 1909. There is al
ready a narrow gauge railroad between
Colmia and Manzanillo. which be
longed formerly to the Mexican Na
tional Construction company, but
which was recently acquired by the
Mexican Central. This road will be
made standard gauge. The Central
has 3,000 men at work on the exten
sion of its line to Colima.
Negro Trooos to Philippines.
WAHINGTON Secretary Taft has
decided to send the Twenty-fourth
regiment of infantry (colored troops)
to Mindanao, Phil'ppine Islands, a
second term of service there.
Japan to Increase Navy.
LONDON The correspondent of the
Times at Tokio says it is rumored that
the Japanese government proposes to
increase" the army from thirteen to
twenty divisions to better discharge
its obligation with regard to the Anglo
Appropriation Not Granted.
WASHINGTON It was learned
Monday from members of the Carne
gie institution that the request of
Abbott L. Rotch of Boston for an ap
propriation of $10,000 was not grant
ed. Subscribe for Cuban Bonds.
CHICAGO Chicago banks on Friday
subscribed for a new issue of interior
bonds of the Cuban government offer
ed through the banking firm of Wil
liam Solomon & Co. of New York.
OPPORTUNITY FOR THE GOVER-
What Congressman Landis Has to Say
of a Waste in Printing Public
WASHINGTON Supplementing his
statement of Thursday regarding ex
travagance and waste in public print
ing. Representative Charles B. Landis,
chairman of the subcommittee of the
congressional printing investigation
committee, charged with an inquiry
into the alleged extravagances in the
public printing, on Friday insisted
that the statement he made to con
gress before its adjournment that the
government could save Sl.000,000 a
year on its printing bill, was not at all
Mr. Landis declared today that "a
printing contagion seems to have
swept over and taken possession of
congress and all departments of the
government to such an extent that an
arbitrary reduction in the printing ap
propriations of from 20 to 25 per cent
could be made without doing violence
to the public welfare."
Mr. Landis stated that the commit
tee had been endeavoring first of all
to learn the actual valuation placed by
the public upon the documents so
freely distributed and to determine
whether the benefits of the country
justify the expenditure involved and
whether the distribution has been to
the best advantage.
"The inquiry." he fluid, "has extend
ed to every section of the country, and
an effort made to obtain the estimate
of value placed upon thse documents
by tiie people for whom they are in
tended as well as by the officials by
whom they are prepared. There is no
doubt that many of them are of great
value, but intelligent discrimination
and more effective distribution should
result from the inqury. There are tons
and upon tons of documents for which
there will never be any demand piled
up in the committee rooms and in the
various departments about Washing
ton and in the garrets and woodsheds
of senators and representatives
throughout the country. It all repre
sents waste and extravagance and im
providence and the situation fairly
shrieks for correction."
PRIVATE CAR LINES NEXT.
Interstate Commerce Commission
Takes Up Refrigerator Cases.
WASHINGTON Several traffic
managers of southeastern railroads
testified before the interstate com
merce commission in the prive car in
quiry concerning the manner of hand
ling fruit and perishable products in
their territory. Most of them said
that they have entered into arrange
ments with private car lines by which
the latter engaged to take the respon
sibility for the handling of the fruit,
the railroads acting as agents only in
the matter of transportation.
A. Allis, an ice manufacturer of Au
gusta, Ga.. submitted a contract his
company has to supply the Armour car
lines with ice. and gave many details
concerning the arrangement with the
private car lines. It is expected the
hearing will be concluded tomorrow.
Vanderbilt and Astor Protest.
NEWPORT. R. I. In behalf of John
Jacob Astor and Cornelius Vanderbilt,
whose names were mentioned in tes
timony given at a hearing in New
York Friday on proceedings instituted
by William B. Franklin and George L.
Scott against Joseph H. Hoadley and
others to recover $65,800, Lewis Cass
Ledyard issued a statement here to
night in which it was denied that
either Mr. Vandebilt or Colonel Astor
ever owned stock of the International
Power company, assisted by a wit
ness. LOST THREE IN THE FIRE.
Pathetic Incident in Connection with
CHICAGO A pathetic incident
marked the beginning before Judge
Landis, in the United States circuit
court, of the trial of the first damage
suit resulting from the Iroquois, thea
ter fire of December, 1903. The first
prospective juror called. James C.
Long, a patriarch from Geneva, 111.,
was asked if he knew any of those
killed by the fire.
He slowly replied that he did, and
he was asked for their names.
The head of the aged man bowed
low. and tears filled his eyes. He
tried to answer, but could not.
Attorneys hastily explained that Mr.
Long had lost three daughters in the
fire. The court ordered that he be ex
cused from further examination. Mr
Long afterward said that his daugh
ters, aged fourteen, eleven and nine
years, respectively, had attended the
theater on the day of the fire and that
their dead bodies were among those
taken out of the building.
Michael Goes To India.
WASHINGTON The appointment
of Colonel W. H. Michael, chief clerk
of the Department of State, to be con
sul general at Calcutta was announced
at the state department Colonel Mi
chael succeeds Stanley Stoner. It is
said at the state department that the
resignation of Mr. Stoner, who was
enly recently appointed to Calcutta,
was entirely voluntary. The illness of
a member of his family which occurred
subsequent to his appointment causes
him to request the department to per
mit him to resign.
Army Transport Arrives.
SAN FRANCISCO, Cal The Uni
ted States army transport Sherman
arrived on Tuesday from Manila, Phil
ippine Islands, with a large number
of cabin passengers, 247 enlisted men
and twenty military prisoners. About
twenty soldiers and several passen
gers who were ashore at Nagasaki
were left behind, as the vessel sailed
sooner than was anticipated. Among
the officers on board were Lieutenant,
Colonel W. T. Tucker of the pay de
partment and Major W. K. Wright of
the Twentieth infantry.
COURT-MARTIAL OF NAVY.
Prisoners So Many That Prison
4 Ships Must Be Used.
WASHINGTON In the annual re
port of Captain S. W. Dichl. judge ad
vocate general of the navy, the record
of general courts-martial for the fiscal
year shows that twelve commissioned
officers were convicted and three ac
quitted, while 005 enlisted men were
convicted and thirty acquitted. The
record of summary courts-martial
shows that 4,157 blue-jackets were con
victed and 200 acquitted and that 1,015
marines (enlisted men) were convict
ed and seventy-seven acquitted. A
'total of 422 enlisted men were con
victed of desertion. 147 of absence
without leave, twenty-five of desertion
and fraudulent enlistment and eighty
three of fraudulent enlistment.
Captain Diehl says hat Colonel A.
C. Kelton. United Statts marine corps,
has developed in the naval prison at
the Boston navy yard a school of dis
cipline of the highest order for offend
ers against naal laws and regulations.
The large number of prisoners receiv
ed from the Asiatic station has re
sulted in an over-crowding of the Marc
Island prison to such an extent, the
report states, that it became necessary
to fill up two prison ships to relieve
the situation until permanent exten
sions to the present shore institution
can be provided by legislation. The
Manila at Mare Island and the Nipsio
at Bremerton. Wash., are being pre
pared for the overllow of prisoucrs.
BONDS WORTH $30,000 STOLEN.
Taken From a Safe That Was Opened
by an Expert.
NEW YORK Bonds of the People's
Gas, Light & Coke company of Buf
falo, N. Y., representing a face value
of $30,000. were stolen on Tuesday, it
was learned early today, from a safe
in the law offices of Baldwin & Ward,
No. SC Lexington street. Brooklyn.
Other bonds valued at $165,000 were
The bonds are tho property of the
old Eighth Ward bank, which was
merged into the Borough bank, both of
Brooklyn. Baldwin & Ward are at
torneys for the latter institution and
have charge of litigation in which the
bank through the merging is involved.
The police believe that the safe was
opened by an expert.
IRVING'S ASHES AT REST.
Remains of Late Actor Beside Those
LONDON Beside that other great
actor, Garrick, and under the shadow
of the statue of Shakespeare, as the
interpreter of whose plays he had
was fame, the ashes of Sir Henry Ir
ving were on Friday given burial in
Westminster Abbey, thus being ac
corded England's greatest tribute to
The services, which Were of an im
pressive character, were conducted in
the presence of a congregation which
included many from the highest official
life of England, eminent representa
tives of all walks of life and all the
representatives of that gallery to
which Mr. Irving was so invariably at
tentive who could find standing room
in the Abbey. King Edward was rep
resented by General Sir Dighton
Probyn, keeper of the privy purse, and
the prince of Wales was represented
by Lieutenant H. P. Carrington, comp
troller of the prince's household, while
the cabinet ministers and ambassa
dors atended in person, Whitelaw
Reid. who is visiting in Scotland, com
ing to London purposely to testify
America's regard for the dead trage
dian. Anarchists Arrested.
PARIS After a protracted prelim
inary inquiry indictments were
brought against five anarchists in con
nection with throwing a bomb at a
carriage carrying King Alfonso and
President Loubet. The principal per
son accused is Avino, alias Ferras,
who is indicted for the attempted as
sessination of the king and president
and their escort. Alvino has not yet
been captured. Charles Malato, a phi
losophic writer, and an anarchist
named Caussanet are charged with
complicity in the outrage.
WILLING TO ACCEPT CROWN.
Prince Charles of Denmark Likely to
Be Norwegian King.
COPENHAGEN An important dis
patch was received from the Nor
wegian premier, M. Michelson, at
Christiania, notifying the Danish
court that a full agreement had been
reached by the members of the Nor
wegian government on the advisabil
ity of a prompt settlement of the
throne question by a resolution of the
storthing. The Danish ministeral
council was immediately summoned,
the ministers sat for two hours and it
was announced that the Danish court
was ready to abandon the idea of a
plebiscite and that Prince Charles- of
Denmark was willing to accept the
crown of Norway when elected by a
majority of the storthing.
Still Seeing Arizona.
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. Congress
men Tawney, Davis and Steenerson
of Minnesota, Marshall of North Da
kota and Minor of Wisconsin, with a
portion of the congressional party
now inspecting Arizona, on Tuesday
went to the bottom of the Grand Can
yon, while the rest of the party drove
over the reservation and inspected
the timber reserve there. The entire
party banqueted at El Tovar hotel
Tuesday night as guests of the Santa
Fe Railroad company and left at mid
night for Flagstaff.
Iowa Legislators on Tour.
BOSTON, Mass. A committee of
the Iowa legislature, headed by State
Senator Charles J. Saunders, was re
ceived lit the state house by Lieuten
ant Governor Curtis Guild, Jr. The
legislators came here to investigate
the Massachusetts reformatory sys
tem. President James Installed.
CHAMPAIGN, 111. Dr. Edmund
Janes James was on Wednesday for
mally installed as president of the
University of Illinois.
HERE IS SLANG AT ITS BEST.
What the Vernacular Is Coming To
Judge Benjamin B. Lindsey, who
has made a national reputation for.
himself by his work at the Denver
juvenile court, tells in the American
Magazine the story of Eel Martin, a
typical bad boy", whom the judge has
since succeeded in reforming. The
following is one of the boy's exploits:
One of the boy's methods of beat-,
ing his way about the country was to'
board a train and after it had started
to creep into an empty berth in a
On one occasion Martin was awak
ened by tho porter's startled exclam
ation: "Good Lawd, the's a kid in
heah!" Then, as the boy phrased it.
"I flew the coop while the coon guy .
went to tell the conductor. I was
ditched at a town they call Reno, in
Nevada. Course I was dead broke.
I touched a guy for a half and bought
me a cane and some chewing gum. I
walked into a bank and right up to
the guy in do monkey cage. I said
I wanted work, and he said he hadn't
none. -I told him I'd clean up de back
yard and while he went to ask de
head guy about it rammed de gum on
de end of my cane, shoved it frough
de cage and swiped a twenty that
stuck to de gum. Then I took a
hike mighty sudden. I lay low and
went out on the express that night."
ALWAYS TROUBLE IN BALKANS.
Turbulent Southeastern Europe Never
Cut of the Public Eye.
When other sources fail the Balkan
war cloud can always be depended
upon to fill the void and furnish a sen
sation. Is there need of a "thriller."
a. plot to murder King Peter of Servia
is unearthed. Is there peace, else-l
where, riot and bloodshed can be
found in that turbulent portion of
southeastern Europe about which so
much is heard and so little known.
Here conspirators and intriguers
thrive. The chief diversion of the
populace is plotting to exterminate
each other, to tear down existing in
stitutions without revealing any well
defined plans for bettering conditions.
Making widows and orphans furnishes
a favorite pastime. Your patriot of
to-day may be a murderer to-morrow
or vice versa. Jtcal and imaginary
atrocities are alike seized upon with
avidity by the outside world, and the
territory whose chief asset appears to
be a greater proportionate power for
fomenting troubles than any other
spot under the sun is constantly in
the public eye. Detroit Free Press.
The Sentimental Cook.
I must be fond of scenery or of poetry or
'Cause I love to set upon the wharf nml
watch the tishes jmnpin".
The sky it really spreads so nice ami the
water looks so tine.
And the air it makes jn tcel as good as
ihinUin sherry wine
Yes, there must he pot'ery In me 'cause
it seta my head to thumpit:
To set upon the wharf ami watch tha
little tlshts jutnpin.
There is nothin more delightful than at-
tenilin" to your cookin'.
Hut I sometimes wipe a tear away when
no one ain't" a lookin",
I wipes it off because It comes from
lookin' at the lake,
"Which stretches off so lovely while I'm
fryin' of the steak.
Hut at mornin ami at evenin" when the
little skiffs are humpin"
The thins that moves me deepest Ls to
watch the tishes Junipln'.
0 when I die and go before the throno to
get my due.
1 hopes as how they'll recognize tho good
ness of my stew;
I hopes they'll give me credit for tho
charity I done.
And also my creation of the sugar-coated
And when I gets my robe on and my
heart with joy is thumpin.
I'll just sit there with folded wings and
watch the fishes jumpin.
New Orleans Times-Democrat.
The Key to Power.
Success in life is a delicate and dif
ficult thing to define. To many right
ly or wrongly it is synonymous with
the accumulation of wealth, the stand
ard of achievement and the end of all
ambition worthy of human endeavor.
But whatever may be our delineation
of this subtle and somewhat fickle
goddess, the possession of a substan
tial bank account is, for most persons
for all, in fact, who are not degen
erates a most laudable object of am
bition. It has a psychological value
all apart from its conventional, com
mercial value. It is veritably the key
to power not alone through what it
buys, but through what it docs un
locking those secret sources of
strength that transform the delinquent
into the alert, the vacillating into tho
confident, kindling the embers of
hope, and giving the race to the slow,
the battle to the weak. Business
John B. Knox Home.
John B. Knox of Anniston, Ala., who
has frequently of late been spoken of
as a candidate for the United States
senatorship, was in Birmingham yes
terday on his way home from Europe,
where he has been for two months.
Mr. Knox is looking well and says"
he had a most enjoyable trip. On the
subject of politics, he had nothing to
say, or, at least, he said nothing.
When the subject was mentioned,
he looked at his watch and said:
"It is now 3:30 o'clock. The base
ball game at West End park begins
at 4. Gentlemen, I'll bid you good
And with that. Mr. Knox left the
lobby of the Hillman and made for the
ball game. Birmingham Age-Herald.
Pitiful Plight of Aged Man.
Because Oliver Powe. a builder of
Ansonia, Conn., put all his property in
his wife's name and she died childless
he lost it all, according to the probate
court's ruling, and is left penniless at
the age of 72. too infirm to work. Be
lieving that at his wife's death he
would be her heir. Mr. Powe had h!s
home and savings. ?22.C00 in all.
transferred to her, so she would have
no trouble in getting his estate should
he die first. Mrs. Powe died a year
ago. her estate was promptly claimed
by her relatives and the probate court
sustained their claim. Mr. Powe has
brought a suit for equitable relief.
Ordered Emperor to Bed.
Emperor Francis Joseph of Austria
attended the recent army maneuvers,
and sat his horse for three hours in a
drenching rain in spite of remon
strances from medical advisers. As a
result he caught cold and tht? doctors
revenged themselves by ordering him
to bed for two or three days. ,
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