The Columbus journal. (Columbus, Neb.) 1874-1911, November 22, 1905, Image 6

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WANT MORE MEN
WHAT THE CHIEF OF ARTILLERY
HAS TO OFFER.
HOT SATISFIED WITH DEFENSES
He Would Have the Field Artillery
Organized on the Basis cf Not Less
Than Six Batteries to a Regiment.
WASHINGTON General Samuel M.
Mills, chief of artillery, says that for
manning the coast defenses of the
United States a force consisting of 1,
754 officers and 41.833 enlisted men is
needed, while the corps has at pres
ent only 525 officehs and 13.744 men.
He also estimated that the cost of in
stallation of fire control equipment for
coast artillery will be $7,000,000. Fol
lowing the advice contained in a let
ter of President Roosevelt to the sec
retary of war, dated March 13, 1905, in
which the president designated nine
specific subjects relative to the organ
ization and training of the artillery
arm of the service, the annual report
of General Mills makes the following
recommendations:
The separation of the coast and field
artillery; provision for submarine mine
defense; au increase of the coast ar
tillery for gun defease; the proper or
ganization cf the ccast artillery; ade
quate pay for technically skilled en
listed men of the artillery; an in
crease of the field artillery; the proper
organization for promotion of artillery
officers of all grades; increased ap
propriations for target piactice by both
branches of the artillery.
General Mills says that of the 12C
companies of coast artillery, forty
seven are without captains and thirty
one without the prescribed lieutenants.
These officers are absent on various
duties. He says that it is important
that the coast artillery companies
should be commanded by captains.
General Mills refers to the joint ex
ercises of the army and navy which
were held in Chesapeake bay last
summer and says that the value and
interest was greatly increased by rea
son of the fact that they gave an op
portunity to test the methods of fire
control and other systems adopted by
the coast artillery. He recommends
that joint exercises Ie recommended
for the year 1907. because such ex
ercises afford the only opportunity that
the artillery has for drilling and prac
ticing "with complete units" higher
than a battery. The joint exercises,
he ays, emphasized the inappropriate
ness of the present company organiza
tion of the coast artillery, and he rec
ommends that the present company
organization of the coast artillery, and
he recommends that the present com
pany organization be abolished and
that the present coast artillery be
made to consist of specified officers
and enlisted men. He also recom
mends the separation of the field ar
tillery be organized in regiments of
sir batteries each, with an increase
of eighteen in the present number of
field batteries.
THE SQUARE DEAL" PHRASE
BEING WORKED VIGOROUSLY
WASHINGTON The words of the
president, "square deal." are being
worked vigorously by many persons
who have old claims or requests upon
the government- Many of the cases
which are known in the departments
as "old slugs." because of the many
times they have been considered and
rejected, have again been presented
with a demand for a "square deal."
ft'officer of the navy, to whom all
such cases in the war department are
referred for report, says that all these
claims for reinstatment in the service
or for advanced retrial rank, or claims
for property taken, all of which have
heretofore been passed upon and de
cided adversely to the claimant, set
out that what they ask now is a
"square deal." and many of them in
sist that their requests be presented to
the president.
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KNOW NOTHING OF A CANAL.
Project of Great Britain and Japan in
Ooubt.
WASHINGTON There is a com
plete absence of knowledge at the
state department, the British embassy
and the Japanese legation of the exist
ence of the agreemeut reported from
Mexico between Great Britain and
Japan to build a ship canal by the
Nicaragua route in opposition to the
projected Panama canal.
Grangers to Back President.
ATLANTIC CITY. N. J. A move
ment to throw the entire organized
farming interests of the country to the
support of President Roosevelt in his
efforts for an adjustment of railroad
tariffs began at today's session of the
National Grange Patrons of Husban
dry. Three resolutions, all of them in
troduced with the idea of unifying the
.agricultural strength, were introduced,
and after spirited discussions were re
ferred to committees for revision and
amendment.
Not a Trace of Two Men.
PHILADELPHIA During the in
quest held in the cases of John For
kin and Joseph Garieia. laborers, who
were killed at the Midvale Steel
Works, it was testified that the two
men had entered a pit and that 80.000
pounds of hot metal poured from a
leak and completely absorbed them.
Not a trace of the bodies was discov
ered. The steel company has decided
to take about S.000 pounds from the
place where the men were last seen
and have it buried out of respect for
the dead men.
Chauffeur to be Reinstated.
WASHINGTON Walker Eldridge,
the chauffeur who was dismissed from
the government service for miscon
duct which came under the personal
observation of President Roosevelt,
will be reinstated in his old position at
the end of two months from the date
.of his dismissal. The exercise of len
iency by President Roosevelt is due to
-Eldridge's excellent record in the
Philippines, to the fact that his father
was a veteran of the civil war and to
the additional fact that his wife is an
lavalid.
SEA LEVEL CANAL FAVORED.
No Positive Decision Reached as to
Type of Waterway.
WASHINGTON The fdll board of j
consulting engineers of the Panama 1
canal had an all-day session and con-
tinued work on the different types of
canal. There seems to be a general
impression that a large number of en
gineers at present favor a sea level
canal, but an intimation has been
made that there might be a compro
mise upon a low level lock canal,
which would be very satisfactory to
the canal commission and the admin
istration. The officers who accompanied Sec
retary Taft to Panama to investigate
the matter of fortifications for the
canal have not yet made a report and
will not until a type of canal is deter-
mined. Upon the type of canal will
depend the location of the mouths of
the canal, and no definite plans for
fortifications will be feasible until the
places where the protection will be
needed can be definitely known.
THE RAILROAD BANDITS
ARE FARMER BOYS
PATTONSBURG, Mo. The sheriffs
of Davies. Harrison and Gentry coun
ties, attended by posses from each of
there counties, are guarding the woods
around the little village of Bridgeport,
in the northern part of this county,
where it is supposed the four men who
held up the passengers and night
agent at the Gallatin station Monday
are in hiding. It Is not believed that
the fugutives will make a fight and
the officers do not consider them pro
fessionals. It is believed that the rob
bers are farmer boys whose minds
have been poisoned by trashy novels.
CONDEMN KILLING OF JEWS.
Merchants' Exchange jof St.
Louis
Adopts Resolutions.
ST. LOUIS Several hundred mem
bers of the Merchants' Exchange and j
representative business and profes
sional men of St Louis assembled on
me noor oi me exenange ana auopiea ,
resolutions condemning the massa
cres of the Jews in Russia. It was
the sense of the meeting that tLe in
dignation of the financial men of the
country should be expressed, so that
Russia, looking for markets for her
loans, may know the feeling she will
encounter. Brief addresses were made
by Former Governor D. R. Francis,
Rabbi Harrison and others. No at
tempt was made to start subscriptions,
but two contributions amounting to
$1,250 were received for the suffering
Russian Jews.
CIVIL PLACE FOR GILLETTE.
City of Philadelphia Wants Services
of Army Engineer.
PHILADELPHIA Major Cassius E.
Gillette of the enzineer corns. TT S.
A., was appointed chief engineer of one different states in the union. Penn
ine bureau of filtration bv Mayor ! sylvania aRd Illmois shcd the
Weaver, subject to the approval of tho!longest lists of ymmS men who are
president of the United States and 1 ambitious to secure a paymaster's
legislation by the United States con- commission. Judging by the number
gress- authorizing Major Gillette to ac-'already received, the department ex
cept the place. Major Gillette sue-'
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trial on charges of fraud and falsify
ing the records of his office in connec
tion with the letting of contracts.
The position pays $17,000 a year.
Much Less Public Printing.
WASHINGTON Acting Public
Printer Ricketts in an interview says:
"Judging from the volume of work
now being turned out at the govern
ment printing office economy has
struck the government departments
hard. We are now printing about as
much stuff as we did five or six years
ago. The amount has fallen off
greatly within the last three months,
and during my connection with the of
fice has never been at so low a point
as now."
MANY AMERICANS
SECURE HIGH AWARDS
LIEGE, Belgium Many Americans
have secured high awards at the inter
national exposition which has just
been brought to a successful close.
John S. Sargent, the artist receives a
gold medal of honor; W. Macewan,
Carl Marr and Eugene Vail first medals
for paintings, and P. W. Bartlett. a
first medal for sculpture. American
manufacturers receive 200 gold, silver
and bronze medals as well as diplo.
mas.
PERKINS AND BUFFALO BILL.
Insurance Man and Showman Sail for
Home.
PARIS George W. Perkins of New
York sailed for home on the North
German Lloyd steamer Kaiser Wil
helm der Grosse. from Cherbourg,
after conferring with officials here rel
ative to the enforcement of the new
insurance law. He declined to dis
cuss the insurance situation. Colonel
Cody is also a passenger on the Kaiser
Wilhelm der Grosse.
Marshal Oyama to Report.
TOKIO Replying to an imperial
message ordering him to speedily re
turn to Tokio and render a personal
report of the recent war. Field Mar
shal Oyama has named November 25
as the date for his departure from
Manchuria.
Bryan a Grandfather.
DENVER, Colo. Mrs. Ruth Leavitt.
daughter of W. J. Bryan, gave birth to
a son. Mrs. Leavitt and her husband
have for some time been residents of
this city.
Standard Declares Dividends
NEW YORK The Standard Oil
company has declared a quarterly divi
dend of $10 a share. The previous
dividend was $6 a share, and the divi
dend at this time last year was $7 a
share.
Repairs Must Be Hurried.
WASHINGTON According to or
ders issued by the navy department
all repairs on vessels of the North
Atlantic station must be completed by
January 3.
MANY LIVES LOST
ONE
HUNDRED OR MORE ARE
DROWNED.
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bHIr WRcCKED UN I Ht KUblU)
Details of Disaster Are Meager, but
it is Known that There Has Been
Great Loss of Life Only Five
Known to Be Saved.
LONDON The Southwestern rail
way's cross channel steamer Hilda
was wrecked Sunday morning off St.
Malo. on the north coast of France,
and it is believed that one hundred or
more of its passengers and crew were
drowned. The Hilda left Southamp
ton Friday night for St. Malo with
i considerable more than one hundred
souls on board. Its passage was
greatly delayed by a fog in the chan
nel, and when nearing St. Malo it
ran into a severe snow storm, appar
ently missed its course and founder
ed on the rocks off Jardin lighthouse,
three miles from St. Malo.
The company's steamer Ada, out
ward from St. Malo, rescued five of
the passengers and one of the crew.
There are now on the way to South
ampton. There is an unconfirmed re
port that seventy had been saved.
The crew numbered twenty-six, and
there were about one hundred passen
gers, all Frenchmen, the majority be
ing onion dealers from St. Briae and
neighborhood.
A telegram from St. Servan, ad
joining the town of St. Malo, gives
the few particulars yet available. The
Hilda was near fat. Malo Saturday
morning. It struck the rocks at 4
o'clock Sunday morning in the road
stead off the island of Cezambre, hav
ing missed the tide, owing to bad
weather and fog.
The majority of the crew and pas
sengers were asleep at the time. Two
boats were lowered, one of which,
containing five men, arrived at St.
Servan. The second boat was picked
up einpty at st Cast where thirteen
bodies were washed ashore. The top
of the Hilda's funnel and its mast are
v5siKie at lowo tide, accordins to the
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telegram from St. Servan.
The Southwestern Railway com
pany is yet unable to give a list of
the Hilda's passengers, but they say
that a score booked passage at sta
tions between London and Southamp
ton, and that to the best of their
knowledge ninety-nine were drowned
and only six saved.
MANY MEN AFTER
JOB OF PAYMASTER
WASHINGTON Within two days
after the announcement was made
from the Navy department that a
competiti-e examination will be held
for applicants to vacancies in the pay
corps, 138 applications came to the de
partment from young men in twenty-
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wose seeing to enter me corps
As
there are but twelve vacancies, the de
partment will have ample material to
draw from.
MANY PERISH IN FIRE.
Thirty-Nine Lives Lost in a Cheap
Lodging House at Glasgow.
GLASGOW The most terrible fire
that has occurred in Great Britain
for many years broke out today in a
cheap lodging house for men, in Wat
son street, and resulted in the loss of
thirty-nine lives and the severe in
jury of many others. The flames
i were first noticed at C o'clock this
morning on the fourth floor of the
building, which was occupied by 330
men. An alarm was raised ana tne
firemen resjwnded quickly, but flames
and smoke were then issuing from
most of the windows on the fourth
floor.
An extraordinary scene was created
ji-y a procession of almost naked men
rushing out of the entrance to the
, building, and against their frantic ef
1 forts to escape the firemen had ac
j tually to fight for admission. Reach
ing the upper floors the firemen found
that the narrow passages were be
coming congested with men who had
dropped to the floors overcome by
smoke. The fire, however, was con
fined to the fourth floor, and as soon(
as the firemen were able to get to
work it was speedily extinguished.
SIX HUNDRED WERE KILEED
Half of the City of Vladivostok Was
Destroyed.
TOKIO An eyewitness of the rec
ent riot at Vladivostok, who has ar
rived at Nagasaki, reiorts that nearly
half of the city was burned, and that
COO of the garrison were killed, that
the jail was thrown open and that
General Kapek is missing. The dam
age is estimated at $25,000,000. Sol
diers from Harbin are reported to
have joined the rioters.
AN ARMY OF UNEMPLOYED.
Return of Japanese Troops Cause for
Uneasiness.
TOKIO The number of unemploy
ed, following the return of the troops
from the field, estimated at 700.000
men. Is causing uneasiness, in view
of the industrial depression now pre
vailing, and the unlikelihood of a re
vival in business in the near future.
It is authoritatively stated that it
had not yet been decided whether Vice
Admiral Togo will visit England or
not.
Pal ma Thanks Roosevelt.
HAVANA In reply to a message of
sympathy from the United States Pres
ident Palma cabled as follows: "A
thousands thanks for. the sentiments
expressed in your cablegram. The
Cuban people have not confounded
the noble moral, trustworthy people of
tae United States with the speculators
who, under the claim of American cit
izenship, consider themselves author
ized to carry into effect regarding
Cuba whatever comes to their minds,
when impelled by motives of selfish
ness and personal interest,"
TRIES TO BLACKMAIL ARMOUR
Former Employe cf Packer Steals Let
ters from) Files.
CHICAGO Willia S. McSwain and
W. S. Cole, his bcotner-in-law, were ar
rested here today, charged w:th at-
; temptingto blackmail J. Ogdcn Jkrmour
and otheo-members of Armour & Co.,
for $4O,rJ0O in connection with the
Beef "trust examination, with letters
they are alleged to have stolen trom
the files of the companj'. McSwain
was employed by Armour & Co., for
four years as a stenographer and in
that way had access to part of the
mail of the packing company. Since
the recent beef investigation was be
gun it is charged he has taken letters
from the files of the concern. Three
weeks ago. It is alleged, he approached
Mr. Armour and threatened to turn
the letters over to the federal author
ities unless he was paid $40,000. Mr.
Armour refused to listen to the man,
and McSwain. it is safd, made sim
ilar demands on olher members of the
company. Both men are now under,
arrest.
CUTS IT IN TWO.
President of Mutual Reduces His Own
Salary.
NEW YORK At a special meeting
of the board of trustees of the Mutual
Life Insurance Company in this city,
at which a preliminary report of the
recently appointed special investigat
ing committee was submitted. Presi
dent Richard A. McCurdy caused a stir
by announcing that, at his own re
quest, his salary had been cut in half,
from $150,000 to $75,000 a year. This
action was taken at a meeting of the
finance committee, and Mr. McCurdy
said it was the first step in reducing
the expenses of the company.
Salaries of the other executive offi
cers of the company also have been re
duced, the saving amouting in all to
between $145,000 and $150,000 per an
num. TREATY IS SENT FOR
FINAL RATIFICATION
WASHINGTON The peace treaty
engrossed at Tokio, which is to be for
mally exchanged for the elaborately
inscribed vellum cosy of the Ports
mouth convention has been received
at the Japanese legation here. It is
intended that the state department
will be the scene of the final exchange
of the ratifications, which probably
will occur within a few days.
NEBRASKA'S YIELD OF CORN.
Crop of 1905 Above the Record Estab
lished for Ten-Year.
OMAHA Last week the Associated
Press dispatches brought from Wash
ington the report of the Department of
Agriculture on the corn crop for the
current year. In this Nebraska was
credited with a yield per acre of 32.8
bushels and a ten-year average of 3C.4
bushels. This last figure is patently
wrong and an effort was made, with
out success, to get it corrected at the
time. The printed report of the De
partment of Agriculture for Novem
ber is now at hand and brings the cor
rected figures. The Nebraska corn
yield for 1905 is estimated at 32.8
bushels against a ten-year average of
26.4, which places a much different
complexion on the condition. This
shows the yield of corn to be 6.4 bush
els an acre for 1905 above, instead of
3.6 bushels below the ten-year aver
age. RUNNING A CROCERY
AS CHRIST WOULD DO
SIOUX CITY, la. Running a gro
cery as Christ would run it has not
proved a success in the case of Rev.
W. M. Hoare, for his grocery closed
its doors. Two years ago Rev. Mr.
Hoare left the ministry to engage in.
the grocery business. He firmly be
lieved the principles of Christ could
be applied to the grocery to the satis
faction even of' Rev. Charles M. Shel
don. However, after two years, he
found he could not compete with the
more worldly men who were running
the other groceries, and he decided
to give up the attempt.
Army Laundries Restricted.
WASHINGTON By a general order,
Acting Secretary Oliver has prohibit
ed army canteens and laundries from
entering into competition with civilian
concerns in supplying goods and ser
vices to hospitals, organization and
supply departments at army posts,
which are to be paid for from public
funds. Only in cases where such sup
plies and services cannot be as con
veniently or reasonably obtained as
elsewhere, and where a direct advan
tage will accrue to the government,
may this rule be departed from.
Mormons Flock to Mexico.
MEXICO Almost daily large num
bers of Mormons from Salt Lake City.
Utah, are coming to this country and
forming colonies in many states
throughout the republic. Some of
these colonists are contemplating lo
cating in the state of Tamaulipas.
Interested in Wei Hai Wei.
WASHINGTON In diplomatic
circles keen interest is felt in the ul
timate disposition of Wei Hai Wei,
the English naval station in China.
When China, ceded Port Arthur to
Russia for a term of years if'made an
agreement with England ceding Wei
Hai Wei for the same length of time
that Port Arthur should remain in Rus
sian hands. Since the Russo-Japanese
was Port Arthur is no longer a Rus
sian possession and the question- now
is whether the agreement made with
England holds good any longer.
Count of Flanders is Dead.
BRUSSELS The count of Flan
ders, brother of King Leopold and
heir to the throne is dead. Death was
due to inflammation of the respiratory
organs. The count was born in 1S37.
Contributions to Relief.
NEW YORK Contributions today
from all parts of the country received
by the national committee for the re
lief of sufferers by Russian massacres
amounted to $67,191, making a grand
total of $396,870.
AS TO VENEZUELA
SECRETARY ROOT INVESTIGAT
ING CRITCHFIELD CASE.
TESTIMONY OFTHE PROMOTERS
Critchfield, Rockey, Attorney Clark
and Others Heard What is Alleged
by the Owners of the Asphalt
Mine Owners.
WASHINGTON In his considera
tion of the whole general question of
the relations between America and
Venezuela with special reference to
the presentation of claims of Ameri
can citizens against the government
of Venezuela which were not adjusted
by the Venezuela arbitration tribunals,
Secretary Root has reached the Critch
field claim and Friday he devoted sev
eral hours to the subject.
George Washington Critchfield, the
original promoter; R. S. Rockey, pres
ident of the United States and Vene
zuela company, and R. Floyd Clarke,
attorney for the corporation, appear
ed at the state department and ex
plained to Secretary Root at great
length the details of the case. From
their narrative it appeared that sev
eral years ago, when Castro was dic
tator of Ven-zuela, Critchfield pur
chased an asphalt mine in the interior.
It was necessary in order to market
the asphalt that a tramway be con
structed to the coist. Critchfield se
cured from Castro formal permission
for the construction of this tramway
and also the right to export the as
phalt free of any export duty. About
a year and a half ago, the company
asserts, the Venezuelan government,
in violation of this contract, began
to impose export duties on the asphalt
and increased the tax to a point that
made it impossible to operate the
mine profitably. Consequently, after
vainly appealing to President Castro
to adhere to his original agreement,
the United States and Venezuela com
pany, which operated the mine and
the railroad, went out of business,
closed up the works and appealed to
the state department for redress.
Secretary Root listened with much
interest to the presentation of this
ase, which he will make the basis of
fresh and strong instructions to Min
ister Russell.
Wilson Talks to Chemists.
Secretary Wilson of the department
of agriculture Friday emphasized the
necessity of a national pure food law
in an address before the annual con
vention of the official chemists in ses
sion here. He complimented the
chemists on their accomplishment in
abolishing food adulteration. While
there are a few people, he said, who
do not want to know what they eat
is pure, and who may be importuning
congress not to pass a pure food law,
the secretary told the chemists he
was sure the great majority of the
American people were heartily in fa
vor of the purity of the market basket.
FOR FEDERAL SUPERVISION
OF LIFE INSURANCE
WASHINGTON Senator Dryden of
New Jersey, who is president of one
of the largest life insurance compa
nies in the country, had a talk with
the president on the subject of insur
ance, which the president will discuss
freely in his forthcoming message to
congress. Senator Dryden will intro
duce at the approaching session a bill
providing for federal supervision of
life insurance. It will differ in some
respects from the measure Mr. Dry
den introduced in the last congress,
but the principle will be the same.
He indicated, in response to inquiries,
that the supreme court had never
passed on the constitutionality of a
federal law regulating insurance, al
though it had held, in the considera
tion of cases involving purely state
laws, that interstate insurance was
not interstate commerce.
GRANGERS ROAST GRAFTING.
Patrons of Husbandry Say Men of In
fluence Should Be Punished.
ATLANTIC CITY. N. J Illegiti
mate profits formed the leading theme
of the report of the executive commit
tee of the National Grange. Patrons
of Husbandry which was presented
at Friday's session of the convention.
"This evil." the report states, "has
invaded even the homes in the form
of adulterated foods and has become
so formidable that government action
must be taken to curb its growth."
The report also scores dishonesty in
politics saying:
Do not imagine the graft evil
curbed or the public appeased by
sending a few postoffice looters to
prison while grafters of millions oc
cupy positions of trust, or hold down
seats in the United States senate,
making grafting the surest road to
prosperity and fame. No man. because
he is stronger than another in body
and mind, has any right to take from
another.
Henderson's New Treatment.
DUBUQUE. la. With his aged
brother as a nurse, heroic measures
are being taken to prolong the life of
ex-speaker David Henderson. A. C
Henderson, a trained nurse of many
years' experience, is wrapping his
brother in scorching blankets in order
to draw the blood from the head and
produce better circulation. Ordinarily
medical treatment has been aban
doned and under the new treatment,
which the speaker's brother had tried
before with success, no opiates are
needed.
Pensioners Living Abroad.
WASHINGTON Pension Commis
sioner Warner has issued a statement
denying the report that pensioners re
siding in foreign countries are to be
paid through consuls abroad. Undei
the law pensions can only be paid bv
agents stationed in the United States
Ii is proposed, however, to divide the
foreign list, aggregating about 4.50C
pensioners, and give to each repre
sentative of the United States the
names and addresses- of pensioners in
the country where such consul is stationed.
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Railroad Employes Protest
President.
WASHINGTON An earnest protest
was made to the president against
proposed freight rate legislation. The
protest was filed by representatives of
the five great labor organizations con
nected with railroading the engi
neers, firemen, conductors, switchmen
and trainmen. The members of the
delegation which called on the presi
dent represented the several organiza
tions. They pointed out to him that,
railroad rate legislation logically
meant the lowering of rates. This,
they contended, will be followed by
a lessening of the earning power of
railroads and consequently by reduc
tion eventually of the wages of rail
road employes.
The delegation which called on the
president came from twelve different
states and represented all the larger
systems of railroads.
ANTI-AMERICAN BOYCOTT
IS CETTINC SERIOUS
WASHINGTON Cable advices to
the state department from Singapore
Straits settlements bring the news
that the anti-American boycott in that
quarter, which was thought to be prac
tically suppressed, has. on the con
trary, taken on a decidedly serious
aspect.
The state department finds it very
difficult to deal with the phase of the
boycott for the reason that it exists,
not in China proper, but in a British
dependency, which can scarcely be
called to account, as was the Chinese
government by Minister Roskhill.
WILL SUPPORT ADAMS BILL.
Agricultural Colleges Favor Larger
Federal Appropriations.
WASHINGTON The Association
of Agricultural Colleges and Experi
ment Stations today pledged its sup
port of what is known as the Adams
bill in congress, making larger federal
appropriations for agricultural educa
tion at the experiment stations in the
several states; also to the Mondell
bill, creating a government school of
mines and mining. A resolution was
adopted authorizing a conference be
tween the association and the Na
tional Education association, with a
view to the establishment of a section
of agriculture in the educational as
sociation. GOOD PLACE FOR HINSHAW.
Congressman from Fourth Wants
on
Appropriation Committee.
WASHINGTON The Nebraska del
egation will support Representative
Hinshaw for a place on the approp
riations committee of the house. In
lddition to the united support of his
issociates from Nebraska Mr. Hinshaw
.vill have considerable outside hack
ng. including members from Pennsyl
vania. Indiana, Ohio and Iowa.
Speaker Cannon, while noncommital,
:t is believed looks upon Nebraska
is having a right to the place made
vacant on the appropriations commit
:ee by the transfer of E. J. Burkett
:o the senate, and appreciates the ef
orts that are being made to retain
.t for the state.
Representative Kinkaid, it is under
stood, would like to haA' a place on
.nilitary affairs. Judge Norris will be
satisfied with his present assignment
n public buildings and grounds. Rep
resentative Pollard would like to go
n ways and means, interstate and for
eign commerce and judiciary, but it
s believed he will be satisfied with
any one of these assignments.
Report of Animal Industry.
WASHINGTON The principal re
port of the Department of Agriculture
m farm animals will be made tor
lanuary 1. In this department the
report will estimate the number of
norses. mu.es. milch cows, other cat
tle, sheep and swine, and also give
the lonl prices received by farmers
ror these animals.
BOYCOTT NOT RESPONSIBLE
FOR KILLING MISSIONARIES
WASHINGTON No boycott, no
race feeling, but a mere personal quar
rel was the cause of the death of the
five American Presbyterian mission
aries recenly at Lienchow. in China,
according to the report made to Secre
tary Root by Sir Chentung Liang
Cheng, the Chinese minister here.
The minister had with him when he
came to the state department a copy
of a long cablegram from the viceroy
of Kwang Tung and Kwangsi bearing
on this subject. The viceroy reported
that Dr. Machle and Miss Patterson,
two cf the missionaries who escaped
massacfe by reason of their tempor
ary absence from Lienchow, had just
reached Canton under a strong Chi
nese guard. According to Dr. Machle.
and his investigations were shared in
by the American consul's agent, the
anti-American boycott had nothing to
do with Mie tragedy.
Ordered for "Shake Down Cruise."
WASHINGTON The navy depart
ment has ordered the cruiser Charles
ton, recently commissioned, to pro
ceed to sea from Norfolk for a "shake
down cruise"' outside the Virginia
capes.
White Seaver is Mending.
LA CROSSE. Wis. The family of
Frank D. Powell (White Beaver) was
notified from Cody, Wyo.. where Pow
ell's deatli has been hourly expected,
that he is improving and that his re
covery is expected.
Counterfeited American Money.
BERLIN A dispatch to the Vos
siche Zeitung from Cologne announces
the arrest at Schlebusch, Prussia, of
a band of counterfeiters who made a
specialty of counterfeiting American
paper money.
Relief for the Unemployed.
LONDON King Edward has given
$10,o00 and the prince of Wales J5.200
to the fund for the aid of the unem
ployed, which was started by Queen
i Alear
to the
Haw Mrs. Reader Put Stop to Impu
dence of Peruvian.
In her story of "Ella Rawls Reader,
Financier," contributed in Every
body's, Juliet Wibor Tompkins tells
the following incident of a struggle of
Mrs. Reader's in Peru:
"After eight months of useless
struggle she went to out Callao, which
is about half an hour by rail fiom
Lima, with her Peruvian lawyer.
Scotch interpreter, and American en
gineer, and forced the manager to
open the warehouses and let her make
an inspection of the machinery. The
manager had met her with his law
yers, and the hour for argument be
fore she gained her point had been
something of a strain. During the
whole process a Peruvian on the Hag
gin side had been standing close to
Mrs. Reader, his little, narrowed eyes
staring with that deliberate insolence
only Latins can accomplish. The
company went out into the wareroom
where the machinery lay and the dif
ficult business of a hurried inspection
went forward, but still the bullying
stare never ceased. After about two
hours of it, the fine edge or that hid
den temper of her suddenly sprang up.
She whirled on him with a blaze of
words that needed no interpreter, and
all at once his stare was being re
turned by a fierce little pistol held
in a strong white hand and quite
ready for business.
"The gentleman of Peru neither
apologized nor retracted; ho incon
tinently fled. And he was not the only
one. Like shadows the men flitted
out of the dusky warehouse, leaving
the dangerous woman a clear field.
When she looked about there was no
one in sight but two Irish porters, and
in their eyes were sympathetic twin
kles, meeting which. Mrs. Reader
could only sink down helpless with
laughter and put up her pistol."
The Dentist and the Alligator.
Roy Farrell Greene, the president
of the American Society of Ciirio Col
lectors, told at a dinner of dentists an
appropriate story.
"A dentist," he said, "was once
traveling in the East, and in the
Ganges his boat overturned and he
was obliged to strike out for the
shore.
"As the dentist swam sturdily
through the muddy water an enor
mous alligator suddenly rose up be
fore him. The alligator opened its
enormous jaws, and the next instant
would have been the dentist's last,
only just in time the man hap
pened to notice the great reptile's
sharp, white teeth, and an idea struck
him.
"He drew a probe from his pocket,
and, pressing it Into the alligator's
gums, he said:
"'Does this hurt you?
"The alligator screamed with pain,
and the dentist, amid its great agony,
made good his escape." Philadelphia
Inquirer.
Wall Street Honesty.
John Alexander Dowie. before he
set out for his Mexican colony, talked
about Wall street honesty. In con
clusion he said:
"Yes, my friend, the honesty of
these financiers reminds me of that of
the tramp who found a purse.
"Two tramps entered a railroad sta
tion to get a drink of ice water, and
one of them, seeing a richly-dressed
woman drop her pocket book, picked
it up and returned it to her.
"His companion was enraged and
shocked.
"'Don't you know better, he cried,
'that to give back a purse like that?
Why didn't you keep it for yourself,
you dolt?'
"'Ah, John,' said the other, 'hon
esty Is the best policy when a police
man is lookin. an', besides, there was
notbin' in the purse.'"
To Point a Moral.
Almost everything he hail
Tli:t should make a person Kind
Just to be alive; good friends.
Health, position, all that lends
Happiness to most of us
I should have been happy thus! .
Life he loved for its own sake.
And he hoped to live to make
Others see his point of view.
And he optimistic, too.
Then ne day. a little worry.
Called his mind a minute's flurry;
He dismissed it it returned
Every hour. And then he learned
That it would not down unsolvtd.
As his daily task revolved
This smalt problem interfered.
With his work, and it appeared
ICich day larger than before.
S it prew and more and more.
Coond all his sp. ech and thought;
Other ideas shrunk to naught.
Ihiy and nteht this worry fed
On his soul, unquieted.
Till Its everlasting j.ain
ttroke his heart and wrecked his brain.
When he killed himself, at last.
All who knew him were aghast
Save the one who'd caused his worry.
(And forgot it in a hurry;)
That one said: "Did you know, my dear,
I always did think he was -queer!"
Cleveland Leader.
Too Late to Sort Cats.
Jim Crocker lived in an old tumble-down
house in a little town in
Massachusetts. The cellar windows
being broken out, an opportunity was
afford to stray cats to run in and
out. and sometimes there would be
quite a congregation.
We lost our pet cat one evening, and
thinking she might have joined the
happy throng, we sent our man over
to ask "Uncle Jim" if he would take a
look and see if she was among the
number. He was generally pretty
good-natured, but this time he was out
of sorts, for he said:
"Your cat may be there, or she may
not be, but I ain't a-going to light up
no lamp and go down in that cellar
this time of night sorting out cats
for nobody, so there."
His Father Was Athlete.
Dr. Dudley of Abington, Mass.,
tells this story of his man David and
his housekeeper, who had great con
fidence in all that David said and did:
One day David was in the barn, do
ing something which caused a visitor
to say: "You're quite an athlete,
aren't you?"
"Well, yes." replied David; where
upon the housekeeper, who stood
near, saw: way, I thought
told me you was Scotch."
you
"Well," said David, "my mother
was Scotch, but my father was ath
lete." Plana Railroad in Africa.
The Portuguese government will
build a railroad from Delagoa bay to
Swaziland. That adds one more to th
uiany "openings up" in Africa.
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