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RAKED BY PRESIDENT
THURSDAY, NOV. 30, IS THE DATE
Clessings of the Past Year Such as to
Call for Gratitude of the Na
tion. WASHINGTON The president has
Issued bia proclamation naming
Thursday; November "30" next, as a day
It Is as follows:
By the president of the t United
States of America, a .Proclamation
When nearly three centuries ago the
first set tl era came to the country
which has bow become this great re
public, they fronted not only hardship
aad privation, but terrible risk to their
ives. In those grim years the cus
tom grew of setting apart one day in
each year for a special service of
thanksgivxing to the 'Almighty for pre
serving the people through the chang
ing seasons. The custom has now be
come national and hallowed by im
raemorable uago. We live in easier
and more plentiful times than our fore
fathers, the men who twith rugged
strength faced the rugged days; and
yet the dangers to national life are
quite as great now as at any previous
time in our history. It is eminently fit
ting that once a year our people should
set apart a day for praise and thanks
giving to the Giver of good, and, at
the same time, that they express their
thankfulness for the abundant mercies
received, should manfully acknowledge
their shortcomings and pledge
themselves and in good faith to strive
to overcome them. During the past
year we have leen blessed with boun
tiful crops. Our business prosperity
has been great. No other people has
ever stood on as high a level of ma
terial well being as ours now stands.
We are not threatened by foes from
without. The foes from whom we
should pray to be .delivered are our
own passions, appetites and follies;
and against those there is always need
that we should war.
Therefore. I now set apart Thurs
day, the thirtieth day of this Novem
ber, as a day of thanksgiving for the
past and of prayer for the future, and
on that day I ask that throughout the
land the people gather in their homes
and places of worship, and in render
ing thanks unto the Most High for
the manifold blessings of the past year,
consecrate themselves to a life of
cl anliness, honor and wisdom, so
that this nation may do its allotted
work on the earth in a manner worthy
of those who founded it and of those
who preserved it.
In witness whereof I have hereunto
set my hand and caused the seal of the
United States to be affixed.
Done at the city of Washington
this second day of November in the
year of our Lord one thousand nine
hundred and five and of the independ
ence of the United States the one hun
dred and thirteenth.
(Seal) THEODORE ROOSEVELT,
By the president:
.ELIHD ROOT. Secretary of State.
CONVENTION OF REPUBLICANS.
Executive Council of Bureau May Send
WASHINGTON The executive
council of the Bureau of American Re
publics, representings all the republics
Of Central. South and North America,
at a meeting held in the state depart
ment, arranged for a special session to
be held next Wednesday to consider
the expediency of sending out invita
tions to the American republics and
to fix the time and the place for the
gathering. One conference was held
in Washington, about thirteen years
ago. and the second in Mexico, three
years ago. It is possible that the third
congress consequently will be bold in
one of the larger republics of South
America, perhaps in Buenos Ayres,
HE HANDLES BIG CHECKS
How an Iowa Boy Struck It Rich in
CHICAGO. III. Special: When he
went west for the first time, not so
many years ago. he was just "Tom"
Greenough. a gawky boy from one of
the southeastern counties below Dav
enport. His ambition then was to
strike into the "wild west" and be
come either a "pony express" rider
or a railroad brakeman.
When he went through Chicago
last night again on his way west, he
was registered at the Auditorium an
nex as "Thomas L. Greenough. Mis
soula. Mont" and in his inside pocket
he carried a single check calling for
the payment of $3,000,000 to his order.
The check' represented the proceeds
of the sale of a single mine in the
Coeur D'Alene district of Montana
from which Greenough and his part
aver. Peter, Larson, have been taking
9600.000 annually for a number of
To Trek 1,000 Miles.
SALT LAKE CITY. Utah An over
land march of more than 1.000 miles
as been planned for the Twenty-second
battery of light artillery, now at
Fort Douglas, this city, and the Nine
teenth light battery, now at Fort
Riley, Kas., which have been ordered
to exchange stations. Two commands
will begin the march next week, go
ing by way of Chyenne. and the jour
ney is scheduled to be completed in
seventy days. The Twenty-second
battery is composed largely of veter
ans of the Spanish war.
Says Missionaries Seized Idols.
LONDON A dispatch to the Daily
Express from Hong Kong says that the
Lienchau massacre was due to the un
nappy action of Mrs. Machie, who on
the refusal of some of the members
of a native procession to desist from
warshiping the idols they carried.
seized the idols and declined to re
store them to their owners. There
upon the infuriated processionists sur
rounded and destroyed the mission
.aad assaulted the inmates. They then
;murdered them and threw their bodies
into the rivjr.
WITTE IN POWER.
Deliverance Comes to the People of
ST. PETERSURG The autocracy of
the Romanoffs and the old order of
things have ceased to exist in Russia.
Emperor Nicholas has surrendered and
Count Witte comes into power as minister-president,
with an imperial man
date which will enable him to convert
the farcical national assembly into a
real legislative body elected by greatly
extended suffrage and to confer upon
the people fundamental civil liberties,
including free speech.
Following is the text of the imperial
We, Nicholas II, by the grace of God
caterer an-i autocrat of nil th p.
sias. grand duke of Finland, etc. de-
clare to all our faithful subjects 'that
the trouble and agitation in our capi-
tals and in numerous nlarps fill mir
heart with excessive pain and sorrow.
The happiness of the Russian sover
eign is indissolubly bound up with the
happiness of our people and the sor
row of our people is the sorrow of the
From the present disorders may
arise great national disruption. They
menace the integrity and unity of our
The supreme duty imposed 'upon us
by our sovoreign office requires us to
efface ourself and to use all the force
and reason at our command to hasten
in securing the unity and co-ordination j
of the power of the central government
and to assure the success of measures
for pacification of all circles of public
life, which are essential to the wellbe
ing of our people.
We, therefore, direct our government
to carry out our inflexible will in the
First To extend to the population
the immutable foundations of civic
liberty, based on the real inviolability
of person, freedom of conscience,
speech, union and association.
Second Without suspending the al
ready ordered elections to the state
douma. to invite the participation in
the douma, so far as the limited time
before the convocation of the douma
will permit, of those classes of the pop
ulation now completely deprived of
electoral rights, leaving the ultimate
development of the principle of the
electoral right In general to the newly
established legislative order of things.
Third To establish as an unchange
able rule that no law shall be enforce
able without the approcal of the state
douma and that it shall be possible for
the elected of the people to exercise
real participation in the supervision of
the legality of the acts of the authori
ties appointed by us.
We appeal to all faithful sons of
Russia to remember their duty toward
the fatherland, to aid in terminating
these unprecedented troubles and to
apply their forces in co-operation with
us to the restoration of calm and peace
upon our natal soil.
EMPEROR WILLIAM ADVISED IT.
Wrote the Czar to Grant Russia a
BERLIN Emperor William wrote
to Emperor Nicholas last winter sug
gesting that he grant Russia a consti
tution that should include the right
of habeas corpus, upon which the Ger
man emperor seemingly laid stress. In
succeeding letters Emperor William
followed up the subject, always tak
ing the view that Emperor Nicholas
would find the labor of ruling Russia
simplified by sharing the responsibil
ities with elected representatives.
The Russian emperor's manifesto
is received here with uncommon sat
isfaction in government quarters,
where it is beliveed Russia will now
enter upon a period of constitutional
CAPT. COWLES TO WASHINGTON.
President's Brother-in-Law Leaves tho
Sea to be Naval Aid.
WASHINGTON Formal orders
were announced at the navy depart
ment detaciing Captain W. S. Cowles
from command of the battleship
Missouri November 20, and assigning
Captain E. C. Pendleton as his succes
sor. Captain Cowles will come to
Washington upon relinquishing his
command, and will resume his duties
as naval aid to the president under
his formers orders, not having been
detached from that duty when he went
to the Missouri.
Having concluded a tour of duty at
sea. Captain Cowles will be assigned
to some position here when a vacancy
occurs which is to be filled by an offi
cer of his rank. Captain Cowles is a
brother-in-law of the president.
Inauguration of President
WASHINGTON The proposed
meeting of the committee to consider
of changing the date of the inaugura
tion of the president of the United .
States from March 4 has been post-!
poned from November 8 to November
28. Most of the members of the com
mittee who have been heard from
favor the last Thursday in April for
New Swimming Record.
CHICAGO Oscar St. Cyr made a
new world's record for swimming forty
yards in the tank of the Chicago Ath-1
letic association, covering the distance '
in 0:21. The record was made in com
petition. ATLANTIC. la. L. L. DeLano, rep
resentative from Ca3s county in the
Iowa legislature, and noted all over
the state for the anti-railroad legisla
tion itroduced by him at the last ses
sion of that body, died at his home in
Would Let Down the Bars.
NEW YORK A resolution favoring
the admission of Chinese of the better
classes to this country on the Fame
terms as now apply to travelers from
an yother country was passed today by
the New York chamber of commerce.
WASHINGTON The secretary of
the interior awarded the contract to
Wood, rfancroit & Doty of .Omaha for
the construction and completion of
the earth emoankment in connection
with the Hondo irrigation project in
VICTIMS OF NOBS
RUN INTO THOUSANDS
AWFUL CARNAGE REPORTED
THE CITY OF ODESSA.
Police and Soldiers Encourage .the
Lawless in the Work of Death
ODESSA A tour of the city and
part of the suburbs Sunday found all
quiet. Whole rows of shops that were
pillaged have been boarded up. The
poorer Jewish quarters suffered worst
. an th principal streets, with few ex-
P"008. untouched. Russian
8hops are ma,ed with crosses painted
on tne shutters nd th Private houses
w,th irons to Protect them from
' tne mobs' Peasants armed with knives
and scythes tried to enter the city
Saturday to loot the place, but were
driven back by the soldiers.
- The casualties in Saturday's disturb
ances exceed 140 and those of the pre
ceding three days which have been
verified number 5.600. The plunder
ing continued early Sunday morning
in the outlying districts but later the
city was relatively calm, though the
population is still anxious.
The latest accounts of the devasta
tion in the Jewish quarter add horror
to the situation. Besides numerous
mills, the bakeries, shops and nearly
600 homes have been destroyed. The
Jews in every instance were treated
with revolting barbarity. Heads were
battered with hammers, nails were
driven into the bodies, eyes gouged out
and ears severed. Many bodies were
disembowled and in some cases petrol
eum was poured over the sick, found
hiding in cellars, and they -were
burned to death.
It is alleged that the police and the
soldiers everywhere marched at the
head of mobs inciting them to destroy
the Jews by crying: "The Jews have
killed our emperor," and similar ex
pressions. While the mobs were engaged in the
slaughter the soldiers busied them
selves pillaging the cash and jewels,
leaving the household goods to the
mobs. The owners of many houses got
rid of the bandits by payment of a
ransom to the police. The police pre
vented anyone from arresting the loot
sers and prevented also the Red Cross
workers from aiding the wounded,
actually firing upon those engaged in
this work. A band of students re
moved much of the stolen property to
the university, while they also took
twelve dead bodies of anti-Jewish de
monstrators, whose relatives today be
sieged the university claiming the
corpses and demanding the release of
those demonstrators who were confined
in the university. They threatened
otherwise to burn the university and
kill the professors. Measures were
thereupon taken to transfer these pris
oners to the regular prison.
DEVLIN FORETOLD HIS DEATH.
Says Farewell to Wife Before Fatal
Stroke of Paralysis.
CHICAGO Charles J. Devlin, the
coal operator and banker who failed
for $4,000,000 at Topeka, Kan., recent
ly, and who died in Chicago, foretold
his own death in a conversation with
his wife at St. Elizabeth's hospital.
"This is the last time, dear," he re
marked, as his wife kissed him at the
A short time later he was seized
with the fatal stroke of paralysis and
AMNESTY FOB ALL.
Ukase Announcing Pardon for Politi
cal Prisoners Signed by Czar.
ST. PETERSBURG The amnesty
manifesto was signed this afternoon.
The censorship throughout Russia was
abolished, not only the newspapers,
but also in the case of private tele
grams. The minister of the interior
has notified the editors that the regu
lations for the control of the press are
no longer in force.
Count Witte is having trouble in
forming a cabinet on account of the
lack of liberal support. Senator Koni
has refused the portfolio of justice and
Prince Eugene Troubetskoy, brother of
the late rector of the Moscow univer
sity, is said to have not even replied
to the tender of the ministry of educa
tion. CONDEMN ACTION OF ANTIS.
Michigan Manufacturers Standing by
DEROIT. Mich. The Michigan
members of the national manucatur
ers' association at a meeting at which
about two-thirds of the members of
the Michigan branch were represent
ed in person or by proxy, unanimously
adopted resolutions emphatically en-
dorsing President Roosevelt's position
on tne rreignt rate regulation ques
tion, and criticizing the action of the
delegates of the interstate commerce
law convention in Chicago last week
for splitting their forces.
Soldiers. With the People.
WARSAW, Russian Poland A re
markable feature of the demonstra
tions here was the fraternizing of the
people with the soldiers.
The latter were carried about' on the
shoulders of the crowd and were fur
nished with champagne and cigarettes.
All classes of the population partici
pated in the dmonstrations. The or
chestra of the court theater led a
crowd singning the "Marseillaise." All
the stores were closed.
The Damage Suit is Good.
CHICAGO. Ill Judge Landis in the
United States circuit court upheld five
of the seven counts in the declaration
of Enda S. Hunter, who is plantiff in
the first damage suit brought against
the proprietors of the Iroquois theater.
Two counts he declared to be bad.
The court took exception to the
building and fire ordinances In many
instances. One of the counts ruled
against by the court provides for open
space on three sides of a theater.
STICKNEY ON RATE QUESTION
Says Congress Will Pass
KANSAS CITY. Mo. A. B. Stickney.
president of the Chicago Great West
ern railway, who was in Kansas City
I on his way to Galveston is quoted as
' saying that President Roosevelt's pro
posed rate bill will pass congress.
"I believe that the Esch-Townsend
bill will be adopted' by congress." said
Mr. Stickney. ."But I do not believe it
will make any immediate appreciable
difference to shippers. Yet,
as a national declaration of principle,
it means everything. The president's
recommendation means, in effect, that
when the shipper disputes the fair
ness of a ailroad rate the two parties
shall go before an arbitration tribunal
whose decision shall become a common
rule for the kind of freight in ques-
Ltlon. The other method, that of going
to law. is hopeless.
"The real objection of railroad men
to the appointment of any tribunal is
a wholesome distrust of the sort of
men who may be appointed. The pos
ition should be one of dignity with a
life appointment similar in its terms
to that of the United States supreme
court. If appointments of that sort
could be guaranteed, I believe that
the manager of every important rail
road in the country would endorse the
LETTER CARRIERS ASK A RAISE.
Committee of National Association
Makes Vic-it to Capital.
Washington A committee rep
resenting the letter carriers of the
United States waited on Postmaster
General Cortelyou and presented a me
morial urging pay for carriers. The
memorial calls attention to the fact
that there has been no change in the
payment of salaries for more than
The postmaster general told the
committee that he would give the me
morial his fullest .consideration.
The committee was composed of
members of the executive body of the
National Association of Letter Car
riers. PRICE OF ORANGES HIGHER.
Despite Big Crop on Coast, Prices Will
VENTURA. Cal. The citrus fruit
crop promises to be from 10 to 15 per
cent, greater than last year in this
country, and the price also promises to
be better, especially on oranges. The
growers in several parts of the coun
try have made extensive additions to
their packing houses, notably in Santa
Paula and Limona. This year the
orange crop in the Ojal will reach
75,000 boxes. Santa Paula will grow
125 carloads. The Fillmore section
will have 200 cars and Pieru and Cam
ulos 25 cars. Of the lemons there will
be 350 cars from Santa Paula and Lim
onera. and 60 cars from Fillmore.
FINANCES A NEW RAILROAD.
It Will Be Built From Idaho to Ne
vada. MINNEAPOLIS. Minn. William
Peyton Mason, president of the San
Francisco, Idaho & Montana Railroad
company, announces the financing in
New York of the first division of the
first 210 miles of the road. The work
will be done by the San Francisco,
Idaho ft Montana Railroad Construc
tion company, formed for the purpose.
Construction will be begun at once,
and will be finished by January 1,
1907. Estimate of the cost is 82,500.
000. The nrst section of the new line to
be built will extend from the Snake
river valley in Idaho, southwest to
Winnemucca, Nev., where connection
will be made with the Southern Pa
cific, thus bringing the valley 600 miles
nearer than San Francisco.
The route is laid out through a dis
trict on which about $15,000,000 is be
ing spent by the government and cor
porations on irrigation.
PENSION AS ROLL OF HONOR.
Millionaire Applies in Order to Com
plete His Army Record.
WASHINGTON Pensions for mil
lionaires is one of the new develop
ments under the executive order of
last- year, making age the only disa
bility necessary for the granting of
a service pension. According to Com
missioner Warner, the application of a
millionaire for a pension has been re
cently favorably passed upon. He did
not want the pension, according to. the
commissioner on account of the money
it carried, but simply to perfect his
record of honorable service in the civil
war. This view of the age disability
is being taken by many well-to-do vet
erans, who would not otherwise apply
for pensions. The fact that they are
eligible and performed the service
stipulated in behalf of the government
and that the government is willing to
recognize this service by a pension
and the accomanying records of the
same will make the service pension
a desirable addition to family records.
New Battleship Record.
ROCKLAND, Me. A new speed rec
ord for American battleships was es
tablished by the Rhode Island on its
official standardization trial trip over
the measured mile course off Owl's
Head, during which it steamed one
mile at a rate of 19.33 knots an hour.
Next Meeting in Hartford.
LOS ANGELES The national ex
ecutive committee of the Woman's
Christian Temperance union voted to
hold the next convention in 1906 at
Gas Kills Postmaster.
EAST ST. LOUIS. Ill M. M. Don
aldson, postmaster of Hanson, 111., who
was found unconscious in a room in
a hotel four days ago with his son
who had been asphyxiated, died at St.
Mikado Speaks at Banquet.
TOKIO At a banquet given- in
honor of hi3 birthday, the emperor ex
pressed his satisfaction at the restor
ation of peace and toasted the sov
ereigns and rulers of the countries
represented at his court.
CONDITION Of NAVY
SAID TO BE BAD
THEY ARE HANDICAPPED
LACK OF ENGINEERS.
What Admiral Rae, Engineer-in-Chief.
Has to Say in His Annual Re
WASHINGTON. Rear Admiral
Charles W. Rae, engineer-In-chief of
the United States navy, in his annual
report, calls attention "to the critical
condition of engineering in the navy,"
and points to the explosion of the gun
boat Bennington in San Diego harbor,
which he says most forcibly emphasiz
ed the necessity of serious and immedi
ate attention. Speaking of the opera
tions of the personnel bill, which
merged the corps of engineers into
the line of the navy, he says a whole
corps of specialists was virtually abol
ished and their duties transferred to
the line. As all midshipmen at the
academy had been given excellent
practical instruction in engineering,
he adds, no examination other than
that required for promotion was de
manded of them for qualifying for the
performance of the joint duties im
posed by the personnel act. The In
tent, however, he continues, was that
they should be ordered at once to the
performance of engineer duty in sub
ordinate capacities, as assistants of the
older engineer officers.
"Owing to the absence of specific in
structions in the personnel bill, com
bined with powerful adverse influ
ences within the department," he con
tines, "for three-years absolutely noth
ing was done by the younger line of
ficers in acquiring engineer experi
ence, and later, owing to the large
number of ships kept in commission
and the scarcity of officers, but little in
that direction was accomplished."
But for the availability of certain
retired naval officers, the bureau, the
report says, would experience great
difficulty in finding officers for the va
rious responsible positions, both on
shore and at sea.
"So few officers of the line are tak
ing up engineering seriously that the
situation is becoming alarming," says
the engineer-In-chief, and he adds:
"Were the country suddenly plunged
into war the navy would find- itself in
no condition to win battles. As neces
sary as good marksmanship is the abil
ity to carry our guns to the firing line
and to keep them there amidst the
havoc created by modern ordinance,
and this will never be done with ama
teurs in charge of the machinery.
That line officers can become good en
gineers has already been proved, but
they must have experience to become
so, and that experience must be ac
quired in subordinate positions."
CABINET WANTS MONARCHY
Advises People to Vote Against the Re
CHRISTIANIA, Norway The gov
ernment issued a proclamation recom
mending the people to vote at the
forthcoming referendum for a monar
chal form of government based on the
British and Italian constitutions. The
proclamation further points out that
the best friends of Norway in Europe
declare that the country's relations
with the foreign powers can be better
secured by the retention of the mon
archy. The radicals and socialists also
issued a proclamation recommending
READY TO TAKE UP SMOOT CASE.
Burrows Expects to Have It Acted on
During Coming Session.
WASHINGTON Senator Burrows
of Michigan, the chairman of the com
mittee on privileges and elections, who
has arrived in Washington for the com
ing session of congress, said tonight
that he expected to have the case of
Senator Rood Smoot of Utah disposed
of before the term ends. Senator
Smoot's seat is being contested on the
ground tna he is a member of the
Mormon hierarchy. A great mass of
testimony was taken at the last ses
sion of congress and it was generally
understood that each side had com
pleted its case. Senator Burrows said
that if it is desired to present fur
ther testimony the committee is will
ing to hear it. He stated that the com
mittee will consider the case immed
iately after the reorganization of the
senate committees incident to the
meeting of a new congress and the
filling of a vacancy caused by the re
tirement of Senator McComas of
Epidemic of Pneumonia.
NEW YORK When the Kaiser Wil
helm IL arrived here H. A. Isenberg,
imperial German consul in the Ha
waiian islands, was in his room strick
en with pneumonia. There were
two other cases of the same disease
while two deaths from pneumonic oc
curred during the voyage both in the
THE NEW PUBLIC PRINTER.
Charles A. Stilling of Boston is Ap
pointed. WASHINGTON The president has
appointed Charles A. Stillings of Bos
ton, Mass., as public printer, to take
effect November 1. Mr. Stillings was
not forecasted by any discussion of
his candidacy for the place. The large
printing firms of New York and Bos
ton indorsed him as a practical print
er and executive. He was also
strongly indorsed by Senator Crane.
Church Bells are Ringing.
ODESSA The promulgation here
of the emperor's manifesto was fol
lowed by the wildest excitement, vast
crowds exultantly parading the streets
a notable feature being the numbers
ofc troops marching and cheering with
the people bells are ringing,
thanksgiving services are being held
and a public holiday has been pro
claimed. About 20.000 assembled be
fore the palace of Governor General
Kaulbars, who made a speech, during
which he congratulated the assem-
I blage on the happy day. (
GERMAN TREATY TO COM3.
Baron Von Sternberg May Scon Pre
sent Germany's Proposals on Subject.
WASHINGTON Baron Speck von
Sternberg; the German ambassador, is
expected to present in a few days
to the State department, the basis
upon whicn his government is willing
to enter upon negotiations with the
United States government for a new
trade treaty or some kind of an agree
ment that shall stave off the dreaded
Tariff war," which otherwise the de
partment officials fear must almost cer
tainly begin within four months. The
State department has so far failed to
admit the German contention regard
ing the 'arrangement" under Section
3 of the Dingley act. by the terms of
which the United States secures fa
vored nation treatment in the matter
of trade with Germany. This German
view is based on the fact that new
treaties, exclusive in terms, had just
been made with a number of European
countries and that America was de
barred from claiming the benefits of
the special low customs rates named
unless it entered into a special conven
tion with Germany; but attention hat
been called to the fact that this Dingley
act "arrangement" is. by its own
terms, terminable upon one month's
I notice from either party and it is not
doubted that without prolonging the
controversy over the effect of the Din
gley act "arrangement" of the new
European treaties. Germany will give
the requisite notice before March 1.
next, and thus terminate the life of
the arrangement beyond question.
AMERICA RECOGNIZES NORWAY
Secretary Root Opens Way for a Dip
WASHINGTON It is learned at the
state department that this government
has practically recognized the new
government of Norway, though all the
formalities have not been carried out.
This was done by the recognition by
Secretary Root of Mr. Hauge as charge
d'affaires for Norway and the way is
now open for diplomatic exchanges be
tween the two countries whenever
there is any necessity for them.
GENERAL WESTON IN COMMAND
New Head of Northern Division
rives in St. Louis.
ST. LOUIS. Mo. Major General
John A. Weston, former commissary
general of the United States army,
who was promoted from a brigadier
on October 8 and assigned to succeed
General Randall as commander of the
Northern division of the army, with
headquarters in St. Louis, arrived here
unexpectedly and formally took over
his command. General Weston is a
veteran of the civil war and a native
of Kentucky. He will be retired No
vember 13 11)09.
NATIONS WELCOME NORWAY
Readiness to Enter Into Official Rela
tions With New Nation.
CHRISTIANA The United States.
Russia. Great Britain. Italy. Brazil
and Switzerland have already de
clared their readiness to enter into
official relations with Norway in reply
to Foreign Minister Loveland's notifi
cation sent out to all the powers after
King Oscar's abdictkm that the Nor
wegian government desired to open
the usual diplomatic relations with
The replies are couched in the most
courteous terms and some of them are
accompanied by a cordial welcome of
Norway into the ranks of fully inde
MURDER THE MISSIONARIES.
Chinese Prejudice Proves Fatal to
Members of Presbyterian Colony.
HONG KONG Five American mis
sionaries nave, it is believed, been
murdered at Lienchow. Details have
not yet been received. Lienchow is
a town of 12.000 people, situated in the
western portion of the province of
Kwang Tung, at the head of the gud
of Tong King, not far from the treaty
port of Pakhoi.
Dr. Elanor Chestnut. Mrs. E. C.
Machie an child and Mr. and Mrs.
Peale are the victims of the disturb
ances of the Lienchow mission.
ARCANUM WINS ANOTHER CASE.
Federal Judge Refuses to Grant In
junction. NASHVILLE. Tenn. The injunction
sought to prevent the supreme coun
cil of the Royal Arcanum from putting
into effect the rates adopted at the
Atlantic City meeting and later rati
fied at Pnt-in-Bay, O.. was denied by
Federal Judge Clark today and the
bill of complainants dismissed. The
court held that it was not sufficiently
clear under the law of Massachusetts,
in which state the order was incorpo
rated, that this plan of assessment
and the effect on members impairs the
obligation of the contract, and until
it do so appear, obviously this court
should not interfere.
Breeders Go to Lincoln.
WASHINGTON The American
Breeders' association will hold its sec
ond annual meeting at Lincoln, Neb.,
on January 17, 18 and 19. Several of
the sessions will be held jointly with
one or more of the state societies in
animal and plant breeding.
Heavy Deal In Coal Land.
UNIONTOWN, Pa. The sale of
25,000 acres of coal land, one of the
largest coal deals ever consummated
by local men, was closed here.
Powers to Coerce Turkey.
PARIS The exchange of communi
cation agreed on by the powers have
reached a stage where a joint naval
demonstration against Turkey is prac
tically assured unless the sultan
promptly accepts the plan of the pow
ers for financial refoms in Macedonia.
The rain stays not with us long;
sunlight soon makes bright apologies
for it. and holds a torch to the old
'world as she plunges through space.-
I H0W PINE HYMN WAS WRITTEN.
"Onward, Christian SeJwiers," Cem
peesd for School Festival.
Probably a greater bymn never had
a more humble origin than "Onward.
Christian Soldiers." which is one of
the most popular of our modern
hymns. In the October Deliaeator
Allan Sutherland writes:
-A great school festival was to be
held in a Yorkshire village on Whit
Monday, 1865, and the scholars of Hor
bury Bridge school, over which the
Rev. Sabine Baring-Gould was curate,
were invited to attend. As the place
of the celebration was some distance
away, the minister thought it would
be an excellent plan to have his schol
ars march to the singing of an appro
priate and stirring hymn. Fortunate
ly for our hymnology, he could find
nothing In his song books, suitable
for such an occasion, so from sheer
necessity he sat down on the Saturday
evening preceding the celebration and
coaposed this great processional
hymn, little dreaming that he had pro
duced that which would be world-wide
in its usefulness and make his name
a household word. Baring-Gould, a
minister of the Church of England, is
an authority on many subjects, and is
a voluminous writer, having'published
nearly one hunired volumes. In twen
ty years, between 1870 and 1890. he
Issued no less thrjx forty-three books,
sixteen of which were novels. During
the next six years he published seven
teen novels. A number of his works
have passed down through several edi
tions. This suggests the poet Thomas
Gray, who was also a man of vast
learning.. not only in literature, but in
all the arts and sciences of his day.
and although he left writings enough
to form, with his life, a book of four
volumes, edited by Edmund Gosse.
it is by his one poem. "Elegy Written
in a Country Churchyard," that he
will be ever remembered. This may
also prove true of Baring-Gould. The
few lines hurriedly composed on a
Saturday evening as a marching song
for a band of little children will doubt
less give his name greater fame than
all the books he has ever written.
MADE LONG TRIP FOR NOTHING.
Canadian Bride's Separation from
"Hubby" All Unnecessary.
A young Canadian bride who Is suf
fering from a slight Basal affection
was, after long treatment by her
kome physician, advised to visit a
specialist in this city. At consider
able pecuniary expense, not to speak
of the grief at parting from "hubby"
for an indefinite time, the young wom
an came here. Owing to the change
of climate, she had to wait several
days before the eminent specialist
would venture an examination. It
was a long and thorough one.
"My dear young lady," he said.
gravely. "There is absolutely nothing
that I can do for you that could not
be done by a physician of ordinary
ability right in your own city. It
would be sheer robbery on my part
to place you under treatment here
when it would be so less expensive
for you at home. The best advice I
caa give you is er well change
your home physician who told you to
On her way back to her temporary
home the bride made but one stop in
her hurried flight. It was In a tele
graph office, where she sent word that
she would start for home next day.
New York Press.
Walked on Tiptoe Through Habit.
Three good-looking workmen passed
down the loig length of the art gal
lery on tiptoe.
"Why do they walk on tiptoe?" said
The proprietor smilingly answered:
"111 tell you why, and the reason is
so strange that, you will hardly credit
"Those men are stained glass work
ers imported from Paris for my new
stained glass department and they
walk on tiptoe because they have
worked so much in churches and
cathedrals that the gait has become
habitual with them.
"Practically all their working hours
have been spent in the repairing of
the magnificent old painted windows
of the churches of Europe. Since
these churches are always open, since
services are always going on in them,
work must be conducted quietly and
all walking must be done on the toes.
"Hence these three excellent arti
ists whenever they enter a specious
and quiet place like this gallery of
mine rise up on their toes lnvulun
tarily from a subconscious notion that
they are in church.
"This is odd. but true true of all
European stained glass workers.
The Vain Assault.
In vain the serried boats of care
Do storm the citadel of youth
The missiles hurtle harmless there
And not a breach Is made. In sooth
Across the sturdy battlements
A laugh comes ringing for reply
And chetks all rosy-red gleam fair
As rose-red banners 'gainst the sky.
In vain of care the serried host
Doth storm the fortress fair of love
It strongest when besieged the most!
Assault doth but Its wonder prove
A happy smile of calm content
And faith exceeding sweet is all
It needs to guard each battlement
'Against besieging blows that fall
Ah. love. If youth alone be strong
Enough the sieging to withstand.
And love Incapable of wrong
Or breach at care's destroying hand.
twain m WC who Uiera
Fair youth conjoined with fondest love
Lntouched of essays weak and vain
Be all care's malice far above
New Orleans Times-Democrat.
The man dressmaker In his pink
velvet coat wrung his hands in de-
"Here it is October," he cried, "and
I have not yet evolved a new idea in
"Master," said the apprentice tlm
"I have thought out a novel type of
gown that will make a woman look
like a broken-backed ape with wian
"Superb!" the master cried. 4it
us model It at once. 'Twill take the
world by storm." Chicago Chronicle.
Gulf of California Pearls.
The whole coast of the gulf of Call
fornia abounds in pearls, and last year
J350 000 worth was harvested ia lower
California alone. r
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