Corvallis gazette. (Corvallis, Benton County, Or.) 1900-1909, July 14, 1905, Image 2

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    Ij T!?e Special (orrespoDeDt J
And 86 it was Ki-Tsang wl,o had just
attacked the Grand Trausasiatic on the
plains of Gobi. The pirate of Yunnan
had learned that a van containing go.u
and pisecious stones of enormous value
had formed part, of this train! And
was there anything astonishing in that,
considering that the newspapers, even
those of Paris, had published the fact
many days before? So Ki-Tsang had
had time to prepare his attempt, and had
lifted a portion of the rails, and would
probably have succeeded in carrying off
the treasure if Faruskiar had not
brought him to his feet. That is why our
hero had been so uneasy all the morning;
if he had been looking out over the
desert so persistently, it was because he
had been warned of Ki-Tsang's plans by
the last Mongol who had joined the train
at Tchertchen! Under any circumstances,
wo had now nothing to fear from Ki
Tsang. The manager of the company
had done justice on the bandit speedy
justice, I admit. But we are in the midst
of the deserts of Mongolia, where there
are no juries as yet, which is a good
thing for the Mongols.
"Well," said I to the major, "I hope
you have abandoned your suspicions with
regard to my lord Faruskiar?"
'"To a certain extent, Monsieur Bom
barnac!" Only to a certain extent? Evi
dently Major Noltitz is difficult to please.
The major has the wounded brought
Into the cars and does the best for
them under the circumstances. Doctor
Tio-King offers his services; but they
seem to prefer the Russian army surgeon,
and that I understand. As to those who
have fallen, it is best for us to take them
"on to the next station, and there render
them the last services.
The thieves had abandoned their dead.
We covered them over with a little sandt
and that is all we need say.'
The place where we had been stopped
was half way between Tcharkalyk and
Tchertchen, the only two stations from
which we could procure help. Unfortu
nately, they were no longer in telegraphic
communication, Ki-Tsang having knock
ed down the posts at the same time as
he lifted the rails.
As the engine had run off the rails,
the very first thing to do was evidently
to get it on to them again ; then as there
was a gap in the line, the simplest thing
to do was to run back to Tchertchen, and
wait there until the company's workmen
have repaired the damage, which they
could easily do in a couple of days.
We set, to work without losing a mo
ment. ' The passengers were only too glad
to help Popof and the officials, who had
at their disposal a few tools, iucludiug
jacks, levers and hammers, and in three
hours the engine and tender were again
on the line.
The most difficult business is over.
With the engine behind we can proceed
at slow speed to Tchertchen. But what
lost time. What delays! And what re
criminations from our German baron,
what donner vetters and other German
expletives! "
Meanwhile, Faruskiar and ; Ghangir
were often talking together in a whisper,
and from these interviews arose a prop
osition which none of us expected.
"Guard," said , Faruskiar, addressing
Popof,' "it is my opinion that we had
much better run on to Tcharkalyk than
go back; it would suit the passengers
much better." .
"Certainly, sir, it would be prefera
ble," said Popof; "but the line is broken
between here and Tcharkalyk, and we
cannot get through." '
"Not at present, but we could get the
cars through if we could temporarily
repair the line."
Excellent notion, at once approved of
by Popof, the driver, the passengers,
and particularly the baron. The plan
was feasible, and- if there were a few
rails useless we could bring to the front
those already run over, and in this way
get over the difficulty. "-
It was nearly -3 o'clock when we began
,. work. The rails had been shifted for
about a1 hundred yards. As Faruskiar
remarked, it was not necessary for us
to fix them- permanently. That would
be the task of the workmen the com
pany would send from Tcharkalyk when
we reached that station, which is one of
the most important on the line.
At 7 o'clock thirty yards of the line
had been repaired. The night was clos
ing in. It was decided to wait until the
morning. In half a day we could finish
the work, and in the afternoon we could
be off again. , -
We were in great want of food and
Bleep. After so rude a task, how rude
the appetite! We met in the dining car
without any distinction of classes. There
was no scarcity of provisions, and a
large breach was made in the reserves.
Never mind. We can fill up again at
Catcrua is particularly cheery, talka
tive, facetious, communicative, overflow
ing. And then our actor had an idea. Why
not resume the marriage ceremony, interrupted-by
the attack on the train?
"What marriage?" asked Ephrinell.
"Yours, sir, yours," replied Caterna.
"Have you forgotten it? That is rather
too good!"
The fact is, that Fulk Ephrinell, on the
one part, and Horatia Bluett, on the-'
yother part, seemed to have forgotten
that had it not been for the attack of
Ki-Tsang and his band they would now
have been united in the polite bonds of
matrimony. - : .
But we were all too tired. The Rev.
Nathaniel v Morse was unequal to the
task;, he would not have strength enough
to support his blessing. The ceremony
could be resumed on the day after to
. morrow. Between Tcharkalyk and Lan
Tcheou there was a run of nine-hundred
kilometers, and that was quite long
nougb for the Anglo-American couple
to be linked together in.
At daybreak next morning we are at
work. The weather is superb. The day
will be warm. Out in the Asian desert
on the 24th of .May the temperature is
uch that you can cook eggs if you only
cover them with a little sand.
Zeal was not wanting, and the pas
sengers worked as hard as they had
done the night before. The line was
gradually completed. One by one the
sleepers were replaced, the rails were laid
end to end, and about 4 o'clock in the
afternoon the gap was bridged.
At once the engine beg.iu to advance
slowly, the cars following, until they
were over the temporary track and safe
again. Now the road is clear to Tchar
kalyk; what do I say? to Pekin.
We resume our places. Popof gives
the signal for departure as Caterna trolls
out a chorus of victory. A thousand
cheers reply to him. At 10 o'clock in the
evening the train enters Tcharkalyk sta
tion. ,
vWe are exactly thirty hours behind
time. But is uot.thirty hours enough to
make Baron Weissschnitzerdorfer lose
the mail from Tien-tsin to Yokohama?
I, who wanted an incident, have had
one to perfection. I am thankful enough
not to have been one of the victims. I
have emerged from the fray safe and
Our itinerary lay eastward toward
Kara Nor, skirting the base of the Kan
Chan mountains, behind which lies the
region of Tsaidam. The railway dare
not venture among the mountainous
countries of the Kou-Kou-Nor, and we
were on our way to the . great city of
Lan Tcheou along the base of the hills.
Gloomy though the country might be,
there was no reason for the passengers
to be so. This glorious sun, with its
rays gilding the sands of the Gobi as far
as we could see, announced a perfect
holiday. .'From Lob-Nor to Kara Nor
there are three hundred and fifty kilo
meters to run, and between the lakes
we will resume the interrupted marriage
of Fulk Ephrinell and Horatia Bluett,
if nothing occurs to again delay their
happiness. The . dining car has .been
again arranged for the ceremony, the
witnesses are ready to resume their
parts, and the happy pair cannot well be
otherwise than of the same mind.
The Rev. Nathaniel Morse, in announc
ing that the marriage will take place at
9 o'clock, presents the compliments of
Mr. Ephrinell and Miss Bluett.
A little before 9 o'clock the bell of
the tender begins to ring. Be assured
it does not announce an accident. Its
joyous tinkling calls us to the dining ear,
and we march in procession toward the
place of sacrifice.
Ephrinell and Miss Bluett are alrealy
seated at the little . table in front of
the. worthy clergy man, and we take our
places around him. On the platform are
grouped the spectators anxious to lose
nothing of the nuptial ceremony. -
My Lord Faruskiar and Ghangir, who
had been the object of a personal invi
tation, had just arrived. The assembly
respectfully rises to receive them. They
will sign the deed of marriage. It is a
Feat honor, and if it were my marriage
should be proud to see the illustrious
name of Faruskiar figure among the sig
natures of the deed. .
The ceremony begins, and this time
the Rev. Nathaniel Morse was able to
finish his speech, so regrettably interrupt
ed on the former occasion.
The young people rise, and the clergy
man asks them if they are mutually
agreed as to marriage. Before replying,
Miss Bluett turns to Ephrinell, and says:
"It is understood that Holmes-Holme
will have twenty-five per "cent of the
profits of our partnership."
"Fifteen," said Ephrinell, "only fif
teen." "That is not fair, for I agree to thirty
per cent from Strong, Bulbul & Co."
"Well, let us say twenty per cent. Miss
"Be it so, Mr. Ephrinell.'
All is arranged. Tl .terests of the
two houses have been safeguarded. The
deed is then signed, first by them, then
by the witnesses, then by Faruskiar, and
the other signatures follow. At length
the clergyman adds his name and flour
ish, and then closes the series of for
malities according to rule.
"There they are, riveted for life," said
the actor to me, with a little lift of his
shoulder. ... -
"For life like two bullfinches," said
the actress, who had not forgotten that
these birds are noted for fidelity.
"In China," said Pan Chao, "it is not
the bullfinch, but the. mandarin duck,
that symbolizes fidelity in marriage." -.
"Ducks or bullfinches, it is all one,"
said Caterna philosophically.
The ceremony ia over. We compli
ment the newly married pair. We return
to our occupation. Ephrinell to his ac
counts, Mrs. Ephrinell to her work. Noth
ing is changed in tire train,' There are
only two more married people.
Faruskiar no longer disdains to mingle
in our conversation. He is a charming
man, well informed and witty, with
whom I shall ..become better acquainted
when we reach Pekin. While the train
is running at full speed, we talk of one
thing and another. . With regard to
Kachgaria, which had been mentioned,
Faruskiar gave us a few very interest
ing details regarding the province, which
had been so greatly troubled by insur
rectionary movements. It was at this
epoch that the . capital, holding out
against Chinese covetousness, had not
yet submitted to Russian domination.
Many times numbers of Celestials had
been massacred in the revolts of the
Turkestan . chiefs, and the garrison had
taken refuge in the fortress of Yanghi
Hissar. Among these insurgent chiefs there
was one, a certain Ouali-Khan-Toulla,
who for a time had become --master of
Kachgaria. He was a man of great
intelligence, but of uncommon ferocity.
And Faruskiar told us an anecdote, giv
ing us an idea of these pitiless Orien
tals. ... -
"There was at Kachgar," he said,
"an armorer of repute, who, wishing to
secure the favors of , Ouali-Khan-Toulla,
made a costly sword. Whea he had fin
isued his work, he sent his son, a boy
of ten, to present the sword, hoping to
receive some recomDense from th rninl
hand. He received it. The Khan ad
uurea tne sword, and asked If the blade
was of the first quality. ?YesP said the
boy. Then approach!' said the Khan,
and at one blow he smote off the head,
which he sent back to the father with
the price of the blade he had thus proved
to be of excellent quality."
The day passed without incident The
train kept on at its moderate speed of
forty kilometers an hour, an . areragi
that would have been raised to eighty
had they listened to Baron Weisssehnit
lerdorfer. The truth is that the Chinese,
driver had no notion of making up the
time lost between Tchertchen and Tchar
kalyk. -
The country is changing as the railway
runs south of the fortieth degree, so as
to skirt the eastern base of the Nan
Chan mountains. The desert gradually
disappears, villages are not so few, the
density of the population increases. In
stead of sandy flats, we get verdant
plains, and even rice fields, for the neigh
boring mountains spread their abundant
streams over these high regions of the
Celestial Empire. We do not complain
of this change after the dreariness of the
Kara Koum and the solitudes of Gobi.
Since we left the Caspian, deserts have
succeeded deserts except when .crossing
the Pamir. From here to Pekin pictur
esque sites, mountain horizons, and deep
valleys will not be wanting along the
Grand Transasiatic.
We shall enter China, the real China,
that of folding screens and porcelain,
in the territory of the vast province of
Kin-Sou. - In three days we shall be at
the end of our journey, and it is not I,
a mere special correspondent, vowed -to
perpetual movement, who will complain
of its length. Good for Kinko, shut up
in his box, and for pretty Zinca Klork,
devoured by anxiety in her house in the
Avenue Cha-Coua!
We halt ,two hours at Sou-Tcheou.
The first thing I do is to run to the tele
graph office. The complaisant Pan Chao
offers to be my interpreter. The clerk
tells us that the posts are all up again,
and that messages can be sent through
to Europe. At once I favor the Twenti
eth Century with the following telegram:
"Sou-Tcheou, 25th May, 2:25 p. m.
"Train attacked, between Tchertchen
and Tcharkalyk, by the gang of the
celebrated Ki-Tsang; travelers "repulsed
the attack, and saved the Chinese treas
ure; dead and wounded on both sides;
chief killed by the heroic Mongol gran
dee, Faruskiar, general manager of the
company, whose name should be the ob
ject of universal 'admiration."
.' ' (To be continued.) ".-
One of the World's Great Spiritual
Movements Indicated.
From England and from all parts of
the United States come reports which
would seem to "indicate the possibility
of one of the great religious move
ments which have, manifested them
selves at various times during the last
century. In many large cities, notably
in some of the Western States, the re
vival of religious Interest has led to
the occasional suspension of business
in order to facilitate attendance upon
special meetings.
For some time, and particularly dur
ing the last twelve months, says the
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle,
prophets have not been lacking who
have predicted the revival wave, the
advance Influence of which is Indi
cated dally In the news dispatches, and
the manifestations do not greatly sur
prise other thinkers who, without -assuming
the gift of prophecy, base their
belief in a coming revival upon the
precedents afforded by history. . .
As a rule, with the usual exceptions
not greatly In evidence, all of the great
manifestations of religious Interest in
the nineteenth century were preceded
by aggressive assaults upon some one
or more of tha fundamental principles
of what is broadly denominated evan
gelism. In the earlier years f the
century these attacks were based upon
the writings and teachings of Paine,
Voltaire and others. It was subse
quently realized that these writers and
thinkers, while they attempted to cut
the underpinning of religious faith, af
ford nothing tangible as a substitute.
In simply denylnsr fnnrtn
trines they were destructlonlsts, pure
auu simple.
It has never been consider '
prising, therefore, that the men, some
or tnem of gigantic .Intellect, who dif
fered from the iconoclasts, ranted to
their standard and organized for de
fense. This defense had the twofold
effect of arousing public Interest In
theological questions not only but of
attracting the attention of people oth
erwise conservative in religious mat
ters. The result was such notuWo ro.
vlvals as that which swept the coun
try in tne time of Finney. Midway In
the century and again Inst befn
beginning of Its last quarter there were
special manifestations of rens-tan n
terest, in each case following more or
less violent attacks upon cardinal doc
trines of faith.
"While it would not be strictly accur
ate to say that these attacks allo
types of the trend of thought In many
quarters on doctrinal lines In the first
four years of the twentieth century, it
is wear to every nonprejudlced observ
er that that there Is a certain tonipnxv
to discredit authorities and . hoiwa
which have been understood to under-
lie the entire evangelical structure. So
true is this that many who have hith
erto aanered to certain doctrines now
find themselves adrift on a sea which
Is, to say the least, sufflcientlv
tuous to produce an undercurrent- nt
doubt In their minds. Many of these
iconoclastic views, which Just now find
such wide and rapid dissemlrm-Hnn
no doubt at best founded upon specu
lations which form as yet but hypothe
ses; yet they are none the less iijmia-
tling In their effect on the faith of
manKinu. ; . . .. -
It is not strange, then, that follow
ing the precedents of the Dast
should be a reaction and that this re
action should still follow precedents in
taking on the form of renewed relig
ious activity.
Easily Described.
Ostend Paw, what Is a platform
humorist? ' '
PawA platform humorist, my son.
Is a chap who stands on the back plat
form of a car and makes Jokes when a
woman steps off backward?
The more we study, the mora we dis
cover our Ignorance Shelley,
Stalls for a Dairy Stable.
Here is a dairy stable fitted with
stalls that are easily constructive, in
expensive, comfortable and "-clean for
the cows. It is described in the Jer
sey Bulletin, as follows:
A is of pure clay, tamped hard and
sound. The cow's front feet stand ou
this part, and when she lies down the
bulk of her body rests on this part of
the platform. B is a hardwood board,
16 inches wide and 1 inches thick,
on which rests the cow's hind feet.
The clayr and the board make a plat
form 4 feet 6 inches at one end and 4
feet 2 inches -at the other. The outer
edge of the board is nailed to the In
ner edge of the gutter.
The manure gutter (C) Is 16 inches
wide and 5 Inches deep, with hard
wood sides and -concrete bottom.
The manger shown In the sketch Is
wood, but should be of cement, and
so arranged as to be flushed with wa
ter to clean It thoroughly. . "
For ordinary dairy cattle no fasten
ing is so economical of room and feed
a3 the swinging stanchion. For high
priced cows I would like some other
fastening that would be less restrain
ing. . The bucket (D) is the patent water
ing device.
' The advantages of this platform
over wood and concrete are: 1st In
cheapness; 2d, easy repair, and re
newal when necessary; 3d, the comfort
to the .-jCow especially to her knees
causing no big knees; 4th, thejease by
which it can be kept from getting
. Having examined the multitude 'of
patent; stalls and devices for cows, and
having tried several of them, I know
of -none better even If the owner be
a millionaire.
Of course a moderate slant is given
the platform, Including the board, and
the clay is kept built up flush with
the surface of the board. The body of
the cow Including her udder when
lying down, rests on the clay, which.
when bedded lightly with the usual
litter, makes an easy and clean rest
ing place. "
A Home-Made Smoke House
A large cask or barrel may be nsed
for smoking a small quantity of meat.
To make this effective, a small pit
should be dug, and a flat stone or a
brick placed across it, upon which the
edge of the cask will rest Half the
pit Is beneath the barrel and half Is
outside. The head and bottom may
be removed, or a hole can -be cut in
the bottom a little larger than the por
tion of the pit beneath the cask. The
head or cover Is removed while the
nams are being nung upon cross sticks
as shown In the Illustration. The cross
sticks rest upon two cross bars made
to pass through holes bored in the
sides of the cask. The head Is then
laid upon the cask and covered with
moist sacks to confine the smoke. Live
coals are put into the pit outside of
the cask, and the Are is fed with damp
corn cobsv hardwood chips, or fine
brush. . The pit is co.-ered with a flat
stone by which the fire may be regu
lated, and it is removed when neces
sary to add more fuel. Montreal Star.
Stacking Alfalfa.
Throughout the western half of the
United States alfalfa hay Is commonly
stored In stacks In the field. Alfalfa
stacks will not shed water as readily
as stacks of grass hay. In the arid
regions there is little danger from
rains during the season, of storage, but
In humid climates It Is necessary to
store the hay in barns or else cover
the stacks with large tarpaulins, or
they may be topped with grass. Oth
erwise the percentage of waste Is very
large. In any case there is likely to
be some waste, for which reason the
stacks are made large, thus reducing
the proportionate amount of waste. In
the alfalfa regions of the west ' the
stacks are as high as the hay can be
handled easily and may be 200 feet or
more in length. The size of the stack
is then limited chiefly by the conve
nience in bringing the hay from the
surrounding field.
Will Ten Build a Silo ? '
Ten years ago it would have' been
omewhat risky to advise that a man
with as few aa a dozen cows built a
tUo, but aa builders hay learned mora
uout the construction of a silo the
cost has been materially rerinppd no.
withstanding the Increase In the post '
of lumber. It is not within the pro-1
vmce or tnls department to give the
names of silo builders, but they are
easily obtainable from advertisements
in various agricultural papers or by
inquiry to the experiment station of
your State.
That the silo is one of the most eco
nomical ways of preserving food for
cows is well known and frequently one I
can find a structure In the neighbor-'
hood which he can copy with a few in-'
structions if he is handy with tools,
for they are not difficult to build. The
silo does away with much of the disa
greeable work of corn harvesting and
furnishes a food for the cows as good
as the green food In the shape of
steamed clover that is so valuable for
poultry. If 'you can find any farmer
within reasonable distance of you who
owns a silo It will pay to visit and talk
with him.
Sowed Corn for Forage.
While the pasture -may be all that Is
desired throughout the summer, there
is always, danger of drought of con
siderable severity, hence It pays to
be prepared for it by having a forage
crop of some kind. Possibly it may
not be needed, though it will, not be
lost, for it can be used to furnish va
riety, which is always desirable.
While a number of grains and grasses
are used for this summer forage,
nothing is more reliable than sowed
corn, and by making repeated sowings
at intervals one will have something
to feed in the late summer and fall.
While there are differences of opin
ion as to whether field or sweet corn
Is best for this purpose, both are good,
although we think the sweet corn fur
nishes the most desirable forage.
Compromise the matter and test It for
yourself by sowing both. Of course,
if one has a strong field of alfalfa, this
will come in handy to help out the
pasture, but still the corn will not
come amiss, and it is not an expensive
crop to raise in this way, costing but
the seed and the use of the soil.
Simple Wagon Bed Hoist.
A simple arrangement for removing
the beds or ladders from a wagon may
be made as shown In cut. To the Joist
of loft attach two pulleys, c. Through
each of these pass a -inch rope, one
end of which Is connected with a
stretcher made of two cross bars, d
and e. The other end of each rope Is
passed around the windlass,, a, and
fastened. When the' wagon is driven
into the shed, the slings are slipped
over the ends of the box and the wind
lass revolved by means of a lever, b,
drawing the box upward and out of
the way. For ladders or racks of any
sort In place of cross bar, e, attach a
ring like f to the end of each rope,
which can be fastened by hook to the
frame. The windlass, a, should be
about 6 Inches in diameter and pierced
at a convenient height with four holes
for the levers. B. M. Scully, in Farm
and Home.
Ponltry Notes.
When alfalfa cannot be bad, give
the chicks a chance at red clover.
Give the hens and young chicks a
chance for ' an occasional dust bath,
which will drive away lice.
Quarreling hens should be separated,
as a hen that is worried will not do
her best at laying. - .'-."
Poultry raising is now the fad in
Florida,, where the Industry has long
been neglected. '
An ugly rooster should be disposed
of.' He is as dangerous in the flock
as when" running at large. .; '
When killing fowls, let the blood
drip into a pall of bran, as the mix
ture makes a splendid food.
Grit, oyster shells or a baked mix
ture of salt and charcoal should al
ways be available for the hens.
It will soon be time to dispose of
the old hens,' which should be done
along in the summer when they quit
A poultry raiser gives the follow
ing combination for morning feed for
laying hens: .Mash of bran and dry
cut alfalfa, equal parts, 5 per cent
meat and blood meal, same amount
of crushed charcoal, the whole season
ed with salt.
Gathered in the Garden.
Keep the soil well stirred.
Keep the weeds out of. the straw
berry patch. - :
' Hoe the lima beans and train them
on the poles if necessary.
No plant so strenuously demands
freedom from weeds as the onion.
Don't cut asparagus much after the
third week in June. - Clear out the
weeds, stir the soil and apply commer
cial fertilizer or manor,
General Linevitch, who is said to
have reported to St Petersburg that
owing to the destruction of. the Rus
sian fleet his troops
practically are in,
revolt, has been In
command - of the
forces in Manchu
ria since March 15
last, when he suc
ceeded Kuropatkln.
General -Linevitch
was born in 1838,
and first saw mili
tary service in the
gen. linevitch. Caucasas from 1859
to 1864. Next he fought in the Turkish
war, and was made a colonel in 1885
while battling with the Turkomans ia
North Persia. In 1895 he was first
sent to Manchuria, and in the Boxer
outbreak in China In 1900 be partici
pated in the march to Peking. When
the war with Japan opened Linevitch
was in command of the First Siberian
Army Corps. Twice he has received
the Cross of St. George for marked
personal valor.
Henry Clay Frlck, chairman of tha
committee that made the report scor
ing the lax business methods of omV
cers of the Equit
able Life Assur
ance Society, is
well known as a
manufacturer and
capitalist. He con- fi.
trols the H. C.
Frick Coke Com
pany, the largest'-
coke producing rt
concern In the
world; is chairman henby c. fbick.
of the board of directors of the Car
negie Steel Company, and in various
financial enterprises takes a leading
part Mr. Frick was born at Wist
Overton, Pa., Dec. 19, 1849. He began
life as a clerk, but after a few years
embarked In the coke business. Dur-
ing the strike at Homestead, Pa., In
1892, he was shot by a striker.
George Von Lengerke Meyer, United
States Ambassador , to Russia, who con
ducted the correspondence between
President Roose
velt and the Czar,
with the object of
effecting arrange
ments by which
Russia and Japan
might be brought
within reach of
peace negotiations,
is a distinguished
and wealthy citizen
Of Massachusetts.
He was appointed
ambassador to Italy
in 1900 and a short time ago was trans
ferred to the Russian capital. Ambas
sador Meyer is 47 years old, and wai
graduated from Harvard University in
1879. He has been a member of tha
Boston Common Council and of tha
Boston Board of Aldermen, and also
has served in the State Legislature,
having been Speaker of the Housa
three terms. He is a director in vari
ous corporations.
John F. Stevens, chosen to be rail
way expert of the Philippine Commis
sion, has attained an enviable reputa
tion as a civil en
gineer and in rail
way operation. His
first engineering
service of note was
in connection with
the City of Minne
apolis. Later he lo
cated the Sabine
Pass and North
western, served In
the engineering de
partments of the
Denver and Rio
Grande, St. Paul, Canadian. Pacific,
Duluth, South Shore and Atlantic, and
Spokane Falls and Northern, in 1889
he became chief engineer for the Great
Northern and served In that capacity
uutll he accepted the position of sec
ond Vice President of the Rock Island
System in charge of operation.
Rev. Dr. Eric Norelius. who has been
re-elected President' of the Swedish
Lutheran Augustana Synod of Ameri
ca, Is one of the pio
neer church work
ers in the West
This is the third
time he has been
elected to the office,
having been first
chosen In 1874 and
again in 189a Af
ter graduating from
the Capital Univer
sity at Columbus,
Ohio, he -was or
dained in 1855, and
seven years later founded at St Peter,
Minn., the school which has developed
Into Gustavus Adolphus College. In
1903 Dr. Norelius was made a knight
of the Order of the North Star by the
Swedish King.
Maurice Maeterlinck, after witnessing
a performance of "King Lear" recently,
said: "It is safe to declare, after sur
veying the literature of every period and
of every country, that the tragedy of the
old king constitutes the mightiest the
vastest the most striking, the most in
tense dramatic poem that has ever been
John Kendriek Bangs, recently editor
of Puck, li preparing an adaptation of
"The Taming of the Shrew" for comia
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