Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, December 29, 1904, Page 6, Image 6

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Imperial Manifesto Meets With
Lukewarm Reception.
Governor-General of Interior City Is
Held Responsible for the Note
That May Mean a Revival
of Terrorism.
ST. PETERSBURG, Dec 28. It is evi
dent from the reports received from the
Interior that the fairly good impression
produced by the imperial manifesto on the
subject of reforms may be more than off
set In many places by the effect of the
government note of "warning to the
Private reports from Moscow especially
indicate that much excitement prevails
there, and the gravest fears are expressed
that the ancient capital of Russia may
be the scene of bloody excesses. A ban
quet arranged to take place there last
night on the anniversary of the Troubot
askoi revolution was stopped by order of
the police, and the Moscow Zemstvo ad
journed sine die as a protest against the
government note and the return of Grand
Duke Sergius as Governor-General of
Moscow. The Grand Duke is held to be
responsible for the note, which may sig
nal a renewal of terrorism.
The Pskoft Zemstvo has also followed
the lead of thoEe of Chernigoff and Mos
cow, and it Is not unlikely that othors
will follow the example. Altogether, the
moment is considered critical, although
the feelinc in St. Petersburg is quieter.
The papers are not disposed to regard the
Injunction to refrain from discussing
political matters.
Under cover of commenting on the mani
festo, which they really accept In a spirit
of hopefulness, they do not hesitate to
pr-int out the vagueness of its terms and
the lack of guarantees. The Conservative
Liberals fear that a continuation of this
course, especially if accepted by a renewal
of revolutionary activity, will compel re
pressive measures, jeopardize a realiza
tion of the fruits of victory gained, and
place the Moderate Liberals In a false
In the meantime, M. Witte, president of
the committee of Ministers, is acting with
energy in preparing to organize the va
rious commissions under the committee of
Ministers to formulate the laws projected
by the manifesto. The destinies of Russia
in the Immediate future seem to be In his
hands. The majority of the Ministers are
hostile to him, but with the warm support
of Interior Minister Sviatopolk-Mirsky as
sured, no doubt is entertained that Witte
will make himself complete master of the
The danger is that a crisis may be pre
cipitated, not in the form of an actual rev
olutionary movement, but In scattered,
demonstrations and a revival of terrorism
that will again place the reactionaries in
the complete ascendancy.
M. Witte, It Is understood, purposes, in
tbe consideration of the various subjects
touched upon in the manifesto, while
avoiding the use of the word "reprcsenta
tives," to invite editors, Zemstvolsts and
others to participate in the discussions.
The big strike at the Baku oil fields.
coming at this time, is another cause for
anxiety, as possibly forming a rallying
cry for the workmen s organizations.
The Troubetzskol banquet at Moscow
was only broken up at 3 o'clock this
morning. Among those present were pop
ular writers, professors of the university.
mining school and Technlcologlcal Insti
tute, editors and Socialist workmen. M,
Kedrlne, the well-known lawyer and
member of the St. Petersburg Municipal
ity, presided. The text of the resolution.
which was carried by 766 to 7 votes, after
many perfcrvid speeches, was as follows:
In view of the horrors of the war.
which Is devoid of sense, and in view also
of the enormous sacrifices and ruin In
which the country is being involved, we
representing the liberal professions and
working classes, protest against the war
. Into which the government dragged the
nation without consideration for the opin
ions or interests of the Russian neonle.
and we express our profound belief that
only the nation itself can save Russia
from her difficulties throusrh renresenta
tives of the people elected by ballot on
equal ngnts. our motto Is peace and free
Calm Is Destroyed by 'Note Promul
gated by the Government.
MOSCOW. Dec. 2S. The Zemstvo ad
journed indefinitely yesterday evening
after the adoption of a resolution as fol
"This Zemstvo, deeply moved by the
governments note In regard to nroceed
Ings at Zemstvo meetings, is unable to
continue its huslness with the necessary
calm, and therefore adjourns sine die.'
The resolution was signed by 34 dele
gates. Seven delegates voted against It
Prior to putting this resolution Presl
dent Trubelzkol said that two dissentient
statements had been appended to the
minutes of the previous sitting. One had
a single signature attached to it. The
other had 13. Tho latter was as follows
"We find It impossible to sign the pro
posed address to the Emperor. Together
with the great mass of the Russian peo
pic we firmly believe in the ancient prin
clple of the Emperor's autocracy, and un
conditionally repudiate any attemnt to
limit or bolittle It, regarding it as the
fundamental basis of Russia's state life,
Every change -which alms at a limitation
of the imperial power cannot but be re
celved by the people in the most hostile
spirit, but they cannot conceive any oth
or form of government than autocracy
and will not permit any alien Institutions
to be Imposed upon them that would be
violence to their ancient Ideals and views.
"No less firmly do we believe that the
autocratic power -will find tho right way
to terminate the disorganization of the
state and public life and introduce re
forms corresponding with the matured
needs of the people without recourse to
radical rupture of the existing order of
things in the state at the present mo
ment when Russia is Involved in a serious
"We regard the attempt to Inaugurate
radical government reforms as nartlcu
laxly Inopportune. The whole energy of
tne people must be concentrated toward
the attainment of the goal, namely, the
defense of the honor, dignity and might
of the fatherland. All Russia must rally
round the throne and help to extricate
the country from its serious plight. To
utilize such a moment for carrying out
radical state reforms would bring to
head the internal disorders from which
the country Is already suffering sufficient
ly. By adopting a petition of a political
nature the Zemstvo quite exceeds the
limits of Its powers and deprives itself
by openly infringing the laws of the right
oi protesting against interference in the
conduct of Zemstvo's own affairs."
Sakaroff Meets His Death While on
Main Street of Shusha.
SHUSHA, Russia, Dec. 2S. Police Chief
Sakaroff was killed on the main street
nere uns morning. ...
,., Congress, of Municipalities.
ST! PETERSBURG." Dc. 2S.-The m'u
niclpallty today adopted a resolution In
favor of oetltionlng that a congress of
representatives of all the Russian mu
nicipalities should he convened.
Cossacks Dying of Plague.
ST. PETERSBURG. Dec 28. It is of
ficially announced that a disease, the
characteristics of which are similar to
"bubonic nlasrue. has appeared among
the Kirghiz Cossacks in two settle
ments of the Ural territory, resulting
in 190 deaths between xsovemoer 24 ana
December 26. The localities have been
declared to be- infected with the
Strike in Russian Oil Fields.
ST. PETERSBURG, Dec 2S. Tens of
thousands of men have struck throughout
the Baku (Caucasia) oil fields.
Indications That Mood Has Returned
Once More.
World's Work.
There are indications of an outburst of
speculation. And what wonder? The in
tangible thing called "confidence" asserted
itself on election day in a very romarxauie
fashion. Of course that was confidence in
the President and his party and lis pol
icies. But it is an easy transition in feel
inc. If not in exact thought, from confi
dence in the Administration to confidence
In business conditions. While confidence
in business conditions is the most power
ful force In the business world, a mina
confidence in business conditions breeds
the speculative spirit Is the speculative
spirit, in fact.
Then there are other facts, the rignt use
of which should cheer us. but the wrong
use of which will Inebriate us. It Is the
first of the year let us plunge Into Its ac
tivities with energy; this is the natural
mood of the American man of affairs. We
have had good crops, too. The cotton
crop, for instance, exceeds all preceding
ones. And nencatn it au, tne structure
of huslness is sound. The railroad earn
ings .are good. The steel trade is active.
though at somewhat lower prices. Aaa
to these satisfactory conditions a confi
dence in the stability of all such public
policies as the tariff and the currency
and we have a state of trade and a state
of mind at once satisfactory and dan
The danger of the coming of the specu
lative mood Is shown in several ways
for examples, the amount of money that
is passing through the banks Is so much
In excess of the usual amount as to sug
gest the buying of things beyond ordinary
uses; and the continued rise in the prico
of stocks, suggesting speculative rather
than investment purchases, broke with
sensational violence early in December.
The encouraging fact has" been pointed
out in these pages several times that the
business world grows in common sense. A
boom or a panic is more difficult to start
than it used to be. A Presidential cam
paign does not disturb commercial condi
tions as it once did. The superstitions of
finance are losing their hold on the faith
of men. We see a little farther ahead of
us than we once saw and we look a little
farther backward. The better organlza
tionof finance has given us better machln
ery to prevent wild action.
Still wo are human. Still at bottom we
are speculative. We still love to become
rich quickly and to take any chance of
doing so that presents itself enticingly. In
financial life there is credulity that contin
ually astounds us. There is, therefore, in
spite of all the checks of organization
and of the growth in common sense, the
same fundamental love of speculation that
we have always had.
The future seems to offer a secure and
continuous prosperity. If we take it with
balance and sanity.
Earl of Craven Beats a Fellow-Passen
ger, but Is Sent to Jail.
LONDON, Dec 28. A. E. Craven, a cou
sin of the Earl of Craven, son-in-law of
Mr. and Mrs. Bradley Martin, formerly of
New York, has been sentenced to 21 days
in jail for a brutal assault on a fellow-
passenger on a train. The latter, while
entering a crowded car, humped against
Mr. Craven s- knee with his grips. Mr.
Craven offensively demanded an apology.
and upon receiving a refusal, struck the
plaintiff in the face. Mr. Craven then
loudly proclaimed himself "a gentleman,
whose name would be found in Debrett,
and a cousin of the Earl of Craven."
The plaintiff declared that Mr. Craven's
conduct was not that of a gentleman.
whereupon Mn Craven dealt him a violent
blow on the nose, drawing blood profusely
The magistrate, in sending Mr. Craven
to Jail, characterized the assault as most
unjustifiable and most blackguardly, for
which a fine was quite inadequate.
Superintendent of the Iron Mountain
Road Hit by Illinois Central Train.
CHICAGO, 111. Dec 2S.-John G. Harti
gan, of Little Rock, Ark., superintendent
of the Bt, Louis, iron Mountain & South
ern Railroad, died at St. Luke's Hospital
here today from Injuries sustained last
night, when struck by an Illinois Central
Railroad train at Daupln Park.
Dodd Gaston in Topeka Capital.
It is mj- notion that no man can oe
handsome and wear ear muffs at the same
time. ... I have noticed that nothing
the father of the girl does is so highly ap
predated as his trip upstairs to bed
. . . You can't make an Episcopalian
believe there Is any other church. .
What I am looking for is a dealer who
hasn't a "fine line of holiday goods.' If
find him I am willing to buy a fair-sized
bill. ... I have noticed that while a
man may overlook an Insult to himself,
he never forgives you if you fail to com
pliment his whisky.
Fight for Closed Shop.
NEW YORK, Dec. 2S. It has been
decided by the International -Carriage
and wagon workers' Union to mov
tho organization's National headuuar
ters to Chicago from New York early
In January. P. J. Mulligan, the secre
tary. said the change IsMjelng made In
order to carry on more effoctlvel the
fight lor tbe closed shop.
Carnegie Approves Plan.
ST. LOUIS, Dec. 2S. Andrew Carnegi
has approved of the plans for tho new
St. Louis Literary building and tele
graphed that hi? cashier has been in
structed to honor requests up to $1,000,00!)
from the proper authorities for the new
Thomas C. Moore.
KANSAS CITY-, Dec. 2S. Thomas C.
Moore, administrator-general of the
Catholic diocese, of Leavenworth. Kan
and vlcar-general of the diocese under the
late Bishop Fink, died at Las Vegas,
. M.. today, according to a message re
celved. here He had gone to New Mexico
for his health.
Cruiser Chicago at Valparaiso..
VALPARAISO, Chile. Dec 2S. Th
United States cruiser Chicago, in com
mand of Captain EL K. Moore, has arrived
Fire Loss in Iowa.
ESTHERVILLE, Ia. Dec. 28. Fire de
strpyed .the-Coon blockand evoraI other
buildings adjoining. Loss. JlOO.OOtf.
. .Stop, .that. Couch by, using .PJso'aCure for
Consumption. All arur&ists. -ic
olorado Supreme Court Re
fuses Mandamus to Beshoar.
Deputy Sheriff Reads an Injunction
Through a Keyhole to the Board,
but Republicans Are Granted
Certificates of Election.
DENVER. Colo., Dec 2S. The Supreme
Court today announced Its decision not
to grant the application of Michael Be-
hoar. Democratic candidate for the State
Senate In Las Animas County, for leave
to file an application for a writ of man
damus to compel the State Board of Can-
assers to canvass the returns showing
his election and Issue a certificate to him.
Tnls decision applies likewise to the cotT
test from Boulder County, where Senator
Charles B. Ward, Democrat, was re-elected
on the fact of the returns, and the Re
publican attorney has asked the board to
issue the certificate to the Republican
candidate. The court decided that It had
no jurisdiction over the board.
The decision of the Court of Appeals
two years ago In a similar election-case,
to the effect that tho board had discre-
The bet advertisement for the 1305 Pair that Oregon's people can end to
their friends to the East, will be a copy of the New Year's Oregonian that
will be published Monday morning next. Tho illustrations of the beautiful Ex
position buildings and the Exposition grounds vrlll be made h- special feature
of the New Year's number. The paper will be moiled to any "address In the
United States or Canada, postage prepaid, for 10 cents a copy. Address Th
Oregonlan, Portland, Or.
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tionary power, was cited, and the court
declared that the decision was a just one.
as two election judges might conspire to
gether to certify to false returns, and if
the returns were permitted to stand, de
spite any protests that might bo made to
the board, tho ends of justice would be
Immediately after the decision was giv
en, the board proceeded with the canvass
behind closed doors. The precaution of
locking the doors was taken in order to
prevent tho service of a writ of Injunction
issued by District Judge Samuel L. Car
penter, restraining the board from Issuing
certificates of election to the Republican.
contestants, Casimcro Barela and H. B.
Millard. The Deputy Sheriff bearing the
injunction read It through the keyhole.
The board, nevertheless, granted certifi
cates to Barela and Millard. When tho
doors were opened the writs were served
on the members.
District Judge Samuel L. Carpenter and
Attorneys Everett Bell and John A. Rush
were later served with notice to appear
before the Supreme Court tomorrow
morning at 10 o'clock, the former to show
cause why the mandamus he issued
against the State Canvassing Board
should not be dissolved, and the latter
two to answer for contempt of court In
not obeying the order of the court issued
at the beginning of election suits direct
ing all courts and members of the bar to
cease Involving the election cases by pro
ceedings in lower courts.
The Supreme Court, after hearing argu
ments on the Adams petition, announced
that it would render a decision tomorrow
at 2 P. M.
Will Not Take Seat Unless He Is
Fairly Elected.
DENVER. Dec. 28. Attorneys Charles
S. Thomas a"rid Samuel W. Belford filed
a petition In the Supreme Court today
on behalf of Alva Adams, Governor-elect,
asking that cither tho court or a com
mission appointed by the court shall open
all of the 204 ballot boxes used In Denver
at the late election and make a thor
ough examination of their contents.
"I have no question about my election
by substantially the majority reported
on the face of the returns." said Gov
ernor Adams. "I believe if the frauds
in outside counties could be unearthed
my honest majority would amount to
20.000. But I want no tainted ecat. It Is
of far greater Importance that extensive
election frauds should be unearthed and
punished than that I or any other par
ticular Individual should be sworn in as
'I don't know who committed the al
leged frauds In Denver. I know nearly
SO men are in jail, ostensibly for contempt
of court, but really charged with election
crimes. If they are of the character re
ported, I feel assured that there are men
at liberty far more deserving of jail than
those who are incarcerated. I feel that
some of those In Jail have been unjustly
dealt by. But bo thatvas it may, I want
this investigation made; I want it to ex
tend from the head to the foot, and I want
the truth known."
Governor Adams' petition charges that
certain evil-disposed persons are using
the disclosures made from tho Supreme
Court as a cloak under which they may
nullify the will of the people as consti
tutionally expressed at the polls. The
petition recites that prior to the recent
election the Supreme Court -appointed
watchers named by the Republican organ
ization, and that tho men thus designated
were present at the various polling places,
and supervised the casting of the ballots.
Following the election of Adams, the pe
tition avers, the Republican press charged
the Democrats with wholesale frauds, and
the matter was brought before tho Su
preme Court. That tribunal ordered some
of the ballot-boxes opened, and experts
alleged they found hundreds of spurious
These disclosures wero followed by
even more extravagant claims of fraud,
and the exaggerated reports were pub
lished all over the country, according to
the petition, causing much Injury to tho
state and city. As a result, the petition
says, there exists In the state "A condi
tion of disquietude and unrest threaten
ing the future peace and tranquility of
the people and interrupting its prosperity
and bringing injury to the best interests
of the State of Colorado."
The petition insists that, however ex
tensive the frauds perpetrated, the legal
voters have a constitutional right to
have the ballots counted. To that end
the court is asked to open every ballot
box in the City of Denver and scrutinize
Its contents. Realizing that the Justices
would probably not desire to give the
work their personal attention Governor
Adams suggests the appointment of a bi
partisan commission to hear evidence, ex
amine ballots and report its findings to
the court. ,
Republican Congressman Allege De
feat With Trick Ballots.
BALTIMORE. Md., Dec. 2S. Congress
man William H." Japkson, Rep., today
served formal notice upon Thomas A.
Smith. Dem., that he would contest the
seat In the 59th Congress for the First
District of Maryland. Mr. Jackson- de
nies that Mr. Smith was logally elected.
alleging that trick ballots were used. Mr.
Smith's plurality In the district, as given
to the State Canvassing Board, was olO.
Cold Wave In Montana.
BUTTE, .Mont.. Dec. 2S. Reports from
Northern Montana indicate that a cold
wave of unusual severity is sweeping: the
extreme northern section, a temperature
of 32 below zero at Malta being reported.
Low temperatures were prevalent this af
ternoon, but tonight the weather shows
moderation. Stock is in good condition.
Lower Butte shows 23 below zero.
Wha the Press Agents Say.
With Marie Heath as the Star, Opens
at the Empire Theater.
"For Mother's Sake" will be given a
splendid production at the Empire Theater
the remainder of this week, beginning to
night, also at the matinee Saturday. Ma
rie Heath, whom theatergoers remember
as a bright little sunbeam, will play Jo
Pemberton, the boy.
With a thorough knowledge of tho re
quirements of such a play and with the
keen perception of a student of human
nature, she began the work that resulted
In the production of that charming Idyl
of American home life. ."For Mother's
Sake," which has proved to be the most
popular and successful as it also is the
most artistic of all the New England
plays. This justly famous comedy-drama
will have a finished representation at the
Empire Theater.
As Saturday night is New Year's eve,
no doubt a large number of people will at
tend the Empire to pass a pleasant time
watching the old year out.
"Star of Bethlehem."
Judging from the sale of seats, which
began yesterday morning. Ben Grect's
"Star of Bethlehem" is going, to attract
even more attention than did "Every-
man." The play Is one that appeals to
all ages of people, with the result that
the matinees are going to be highly popu
lar with the little ones. Nothing more
suitable for juvenile theatergoers could
be selected than this beautiful story of the
first Christmas, while" the grown-ups will
be charmed with this thrilling picture of
the days of the Nativity.
Advance Sale Tomorrow.
Tomorrow tFrlday) morning at 10
o'clock the advance sale of scats -will open
for the big colored comedians, Williams
and Walker, who come to the Marquam
Grand Theater as the New Year's attrac
tion, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
nights. January 2, 3 and 4. with a special
matinee Wednesday, In their latest suc
cess, "In Dahomey." Williams and Wal
ker and their company have Just returned
from a successful season in London and
a tour of the English provinces. They en
tertained the King and a party of royal
guests at Buckingham Palace. The King
and Queen expressed themselves as de
lighted with the entertainment.
Sale of Seats Begins Today.
"The Show Girl," which appears at the
Empire Theater all next week, starting
with the regular matinee Sunday, -also at
the special matinee Monday, which Is a.
legal holiday, Is B. C. Whitney's musical
production. This attraction was secured
by Manager Baker through the Stair &
Havlln theatrical offices in New York
City, and If all press reports are true. It
can be said this will be one of the larg
est and best companies that will appear
hero this season. Through the East.
where It appeared last season, full houses
were the general rule, and return dates
proved better Investments than the first
appearance. The company Is.a large one.
headed by the charming and vivacious
comedienne. Miss Hilda Thomas, and
some of the best talent on the American
comedy stage today.
Tonight, Alexander Concert.
Tonight at S:15 the farewell concert will
take placo at the White Temple, Twelfth
and Taylor streets, to mark tho departure
for Paris, early In January, of Arthur L,
Alexander, tenor. Tickets are selling well
and can be had at Walter Reed's store,
Oregonlan building, and no scats will be
reserved. Those' who arrive early will
get the best seats. The principal musi
cians In this city will take part, and the
list will Include Mrs. Rose Bloch Bauer
and Mrs. Fletcher Linn, sopranos: Mrs.
Walter Reed and Mrs. Anna Selkirk Nor
ton, contraltos; A. L. Alexander, tenor;
Dom J. Zan. baritone; Mrs. William A.
Knight, pianlste, and Edgar E. Coursen,
accompanist. Selections from Liza Leh
man's "Persian Garden will be given by
the Alexander quartet, and the Orpheus
male chorus of 22 selected voices will also
make Its debut. The programme Is an
attractive one, and the concert Is one of
the most notable of the season.
Daisy Harcourt a Hit.
Pretty Daisy Harcourt, the London sou
brette, Is a winner at the Star Theater
this week. She is a tiny bit of femininity
with all- the winsome ways of a London
soubrette. Her accent Is delicious and
her opening coster song, a pretty bit of
character work, while her reappearance
as a ballet girl singing "Do That Again
arouses her audiences to heights of ap
plause seldom witnessed In a vaudeville
theater. If you miss the Star bill this
week you will also miss the high-class
singing act of Ellis and Paloma, both of
whom have fine voices, and their songs
are artistically rendered, especially the
quarrel scene from "Lucia dl Lammep-
moor. xne xaggart iamuy oi acrobats,
Including two little tots, do an artlstlo
acrobatic act, including head-to-head bal
ancing and pyramid work. Montgomery
and Carter are favorites in a tramp mu
slcal and clog-dancing act, full of merry
features. The projectoscope pictures of
a Japanese attempt to dynamite a Rus
slan train, the capture of the Japanese
spies and their execution by Russian sol
dlers are thrilling and well worth seeing-.
Excitement at the Lyric.
Scenes of excitement are being enacted
at every Lyric performance this week.
Nothing like the sensational sparring bout
between tho celebrated ring champion
Dave Barry, and Gregglns, his sparring
partner, has ever been In a polite vaude
vllle theater. The contest Is a three-round
exhibition go for points, and- the men mix
things up lively although all objection
able features are carefully guarded
against. The event Is remarkable, be
cause It gives the ladles and children a
chance to see what a prizefight is like
without being subjected to the undeslr
able associations and the brutality of a
finish fight. Thousands of people who
would not think of patronizing an or
dinary" ring event are flocking to the
Lyric to see this great feature of the
New Years show.
Merry Days at the Arcade.
The names of Dan and Bessie Kelly on
a vaudeville programme means fast and
furious fun. They are at the Arcade this
week, and in their train follow mirth and
laughter. Dan Kelly appears as an Irish
wit, while Bessie KeHy sings some new
songs In a sweet soprano voice. The Wal
dron brothers arc two of the best comedy
Singers ever heard In Portland, and no
audience, no matter how hardened, can
avoid enjoying their spontaneous fun. Then
bioscope has exciting pictures of a race
between an auto and a racehorse.
The Baker's Laugh Factory.
There are many laugh-producers at the
Baker this week, and the wonderful Open-
lng-of-the-year bill Is conceded to be
among the merriest ever offered In local
audevllle. Kober Brothers are, perhaps.
the leaders, and their trick comedy per
formances with tho ladders are Irresistibly
funny. In addition to being expert acro
bats, they are talented comedians. Edith
Clarke, the sunny-haired soubrette. is
also a great favorite, and has won Port
land by her delightful performance.
Blmm, Bomm, Brrr, the great eccentric
musical team, are delighting the audi
ences, and their every appearance is tho
signal for an ovation. The Manning Trio
contribute a side-splitting sketch. Haw-
ley and Vass compose one of the clever
est teams of tho season, and tlie other
artists on the programme are "there with
the goods."
"Red Ravens" at Bijou.
Two people, a man and a girl, who call
themselves "the Two Red Ravens," swing
upon a broomstick close to the ceiling and
do all kinds of sensational drops and falls.
They are elch and Maltland. the clever
est and oddest acrobats who have been
here for a long time. They'ro at the Bi
jou, the home of good vaudeville acts.
May and Miles have a funny skit, and
Burdlck. the mystery man. deceives the
sharpest eye. Unusual "Bljougraph" pic
The Grand's Matchless Bill.
The Grand Theater was fortunate to se
cure the Arabs, the veritable whirlwinds
of the desert, for they have proved so
strong a drawing card that not even tho
flood of rain last night could keep people
away. Think of It! There are ten num
bers on the bill a cent a number and one
of these numbers the most costly of any
now touring in vaudeville in this coun-
try-tho Shclk Hadjl-Tahar Arabs. Their
act le marvelous, and those who miss it
deprive themselves of a treat they may
never have the opportunity to enjoy again.
Every other number is also a gem that
would be considered a rare treat in any
theater, no matter what the price of ad
mission might be.
How Waterfalls Enable World to
Spare Its Coal Supplies.
Garrett P. Servies In Success.
Every day sees more and more of the
wasted power of waterfalls, which lies at
man's disposal In every hilly- or moun
tainous country, turned to use in furnish
ing electric energy. The power of water
falls Is driving the greatest of all tun
nels, the double Simplon bore, through
tne Alps; It Is sendng another tunnel.
by devious ways, behind precipices and
under glaciers to the summit of the
snowy Jungfrau; and a plan Is now be
ing perfected for constructing, once more
with the aid of waterfalls, and to be run
by them, when finished, a" rival to the
Simplon road, which shall cross the Alps
between Turin and Martlgny.
Everybody knows what Niagara is do
ing, and how tho waterfalls of Callfor
nla, and of other mountainous states, are
being harnessed.
A. A. Campbell Swlnton. at the recent
meeting of the British Association for the
Advancement of Science, presented accu
rate statistics, which he had personally
collected, showing that no less than
1.500.000 horsepower derived from water
falls Is now being utilized In various
parts of the world for the development of
electric energy. Of this great total
which he believed did not represent the
full truth, for he thought it probable that
the real aggregate is 2,000.000 horse-power.
neany one-third must be credited to the
united States.
There is ono feature of this utilization
of water power in place of steam power.
wnicn Mr. Swlnton brought out. and
which Is seldom thought of arid that is
the saving of coal which it effects. On
the basis of 2.000,000 horse-power derived
from waterfnlls, this saving amounts to
nearly 12.000,000 tons of coal per year.
But the maximum amount of water
power that is available has not yet be
gun to be approached in actual utlllza
tlon. so that the annual saving of coal
must become larger and larger every
year. This, in view of the Increasing
difficulty of working many coal mines.
owing to the great depths to which they
have penetrated, and In view of the ap
proaching exhaustion of some of the
most famous fields, becomes a highly
important consideration. Every little
while the world Is reminded, more or less
sensationally, of a coming coal famine,
The fact is that coal, of the better grades.
possesses so many advantages and con
veniences as a fuel that the earth's sup
plies of It should be conserved for Human
use as long as possible. Men of science
have more than once sounded a warning
against the waste of coal, for coal is the
gift of a geologic age which cannot be
renewed. Thus waterfalls, by enabling
us to spare coal, are performing an in
direct service only less important than
their direct service in supplying electric
power. But for them the growing use
of electricity would soon make a drain
upon the coal mines of the most serious
The era of waterfalls seems certainly
to have dawned. Every great cataract
will become a focus of industry, just as
every great river valley has always been
a center of population, and Professor
Brlgham's prediction, that Niagara Is to
be the Industrial center of America, may
be fulfilled within a generation.
Passing of American Forest.
Despite the rapid passing of the
American forest, lumbering still stands
In fourth place among the Industries of
the United States. Nearly 300.000 men
are employed In lumbering occupations
and more than $100,000,000 are annual
ly divided among them In wages. . Al
though the forests are falling faster
than they can ever be restored, the de
mand for timber Is Increasing. The re
suit seems inevitable, and presents a
problem as far-reaching as the area of
the United States Itself.
The picturesque logging regions of
the Northern woods, which once pro
duced nearly one-half of our entire
supply, today hQld In store but little
of the valued pine which made them
famous, and the cedar Is also rapidly
falling before the sawyers. The cypress
trees of the Southland, once despised
by the builders, are from necessity go
ing into nearly every portion of the
construction of handsome homes. The
famous logging scenes of Maine will
soon live In history 'only, while all
eyes turn to the Pacific Slope for a Na
tion's supply. This gone, all is tone
as far as the United States is concerned
except as the efforts of our National
and state governments along the lines
of scientific forestry succeed In coping
with the situation.
The National forest reserves now
aggregate more than 60.000,000 acres,
all of which have been provided for
within the past 13 years. Most of these
reserves are west of the Rocky Moun
tains. The Bureau of Forestry has
been making large strides of late in
the direction of better management of
timber lands and likewise In the actual
growing of trees. In Nebraska last
year the work of planting 2.000,000
seedlings in the sand hills of the Dis
mal River district was inaugurated.
State Legislatures are considering the
exemption of timber lands from taxa
tion. Schools of forestry are growing
in number. Arbor day. with its les
son. Is observed In 44 states and is a
legal holiday in seven.
Boulders as Missiles.
F. A. McKenzle In London Dally Mall.
High atop of the great ridge of Kwan
salln lay many companies' of wearied Rus
sian soldiers. Grimy gunners had dropped
limDlv beside their worn and muddv
have it.
ested, talk
weapons of death .Lines of unwashed
Infantrymen wrapped In gray greatcoats
were stretched on the ground around.
with heaps of big stones before them on
the edge of the ridge.
On the hills opposite were-the Japanese
the right wing of the first army bitter
ly conscious of failure. The keen territor
ial rivalry fostered by their military sys
tem had made the hours of rest a purga
tory for them. They had been up most of
the night before, and had fought continu
ously through the heat and the wet of tho
long day. They had had little to eat, for
rice could not be cooked. Limbs were
leaden with much exertion. But It was not
these things that drove the iron Into their
Word had gone round that tho central
division of the army had succeeded, had
driven the Russians back, and was now
on the Russian heights to the south. Could
it be that .the Kiushu danzl. who had
fought and won for the Emperor during
the great revolutionary war. should be
surpassed by the To-hok, their hereditary
rivals, who 3i years ago had been In arms
against them to maintain the Shogunate?
Let death come, but not such humiliation.
At midnight the longed-for word went
forth. Slowly, stealthily. In scattered
ranks the men of Kokura moved out, de
termined to uphold the honor of their
Island. "With mist blinding them and
rain beating in their faces, they advanced
from rock to rock, near to the bao of the
There was to be no surprise that night.
As tho Japanese crept out. the Russians
raised themselves, took their exact places
on the ridge top, and waited.
Now the Japanese have reached the
foot of the slope and now began the toll-
some ascent.
Suddenly there burst on the ears of the
astonished soldiers, not the tearing explo
sion of shell, not the deadly "plst" of
rifle bullets, but the crash of many boul
ders pouring down the hill. On and on
came great stones. Jerked forward by the
Russians at the top. gathering momentum
at every yard, striking bigger stones on
their way, splintering them and making
them join their avalance, until at last.
with irresistible dash, they tore through
the Japanese ranks. Alas for the man
they met on their way. A rifle bullet does
not, as a rule, kill, and shell wounds can
often be healed, but the doctors afterward
said that few whom the stone3 struck
drew breath long after, the velocity,
weight and jaggednesa of the weapons
making men mangled pulp.
Even this did not stop the Japanese.
Planting their feet in the muddy slopes,
clinging to the wet, slippery mountain
bushes, they still advanced. Hundreds
were hurled back into the valley below,
but thousands came on, and like a flood
they swept the hill. None asked or gave
quarter in that charge; and the Russians
were driven down the opposite slope.
Now the Japanese had their Innings.
Boulder after boulder crashed down upon
tho descending Russians. Twice the sol
diers rallied and tried to restorm the hill,
twice they wero driven back. But when
the dim, misty day broke and the Jap
anese checked, their muster, they found
that nearly -100 would never answer tho
roll again.
Social Life in Inland Cities.
David Gray In Harper's "Weekly.
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with something as near a flourish as good
form permits. Milady gathered up her
skirts. There was a glimpse of a shabby
low shoe, and above It nothing less as
tonishing than a hole In a silk stocking.
The carriage door slammed and milady
drove off. The pretty girl on the corner
gathered her skirts In her turn. The edge
of a crisp white petticoat grazed the heel
of the trimmest polished shoes as? she
stepped to the car platform. The only man
in sight look on bewildered. He had the
air of one whose preconceived notions of
things have been entirely upset.
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