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COURT OF:==:=======:============:'-'-------::--:'"''"'-"-""" HONOR AT ST LOIJIS:tic " ! urrent Topics DEATH REVEALS IDENTITY. I i I ~,,llll I J A cablegram from ~ndon says the I Countess of Stradbrooke, whose death has just taken place in that country, was the peeress who was the cause of the arrest of Edmund Yates, the An- glo-American journalist who was the proprietor and editor of the London World. It was on her account that he was convicted of criminal libel and sentenced to a year's imprison- ment. Yates would have escaped the . penalty by giving the name of the writer of the libelous paragraph. This r en~!~4 ! boil!d tt ~oR:I ~b~bl~! b !d lalmgl ~i~e ~aO~r among the forest trees on the Forest Park world's fair site makes a daz- zling picture. The working plans for , these buildings, whlqh will cost about $8,000,000, are now being prepared, and contracts for their construction will be let about Dec. 1. Other building plans are to follow. About $4,000,000 will be expended on the grounds in the next six months. Contracts for this work will be let next month. Supervising architect J. Knox Tay- lor of the Unlted States Treasury De- partment has made plans for the gov- ernment building and they have been approved by the government board. The building will be 600 feet long, ..;about 160 feet wide and contain about 100,000 square feet of floor space, without interior columns, the roof be- ing supported on steel trusses. Its construction, Mr. Taylor says, 'will re- quire about one year, and therefore authorizifig the municipal government to expend before the opening of the world's fair about $5,000,000 in build- ing sewers, constructing streets and in beautifying the city generally for the reception of its guests during the fair. ]Facsimile Documents Are In, Chairman Chouteau of the history committee has received from New Or- leans facsimile copies of all the prin- cipal documents relating to the trans- fer of the Louisiana Purchase to the United States. The collection is said to be accurate in every detail and Is one of only eight sets in existence. It has been announced that the great agricultural building, the largest sin- gle building in the world, covering about thirty-one acres, will be located outside the Forest Park site, in order to leave room therein for the various other buildings needed, besides those of the great central exposition plc- tractive features of the world's fair. The controlling bodies of the several denominations have been invited to send their suggestions as to the plau of the building and also nominations of directors to have charge of their exhibits to the world's fair officials. The railroad and other transporta- tion companies are keeping tab on the progress of world's fair matters. A belt llne will be built connecting all tracks with the chief entrance to the exposition grounds, near which will be erected a huge station, with abund- ant trackage. Union station will be relieved of congestion during the world's fair by other stations for lo- cal trains. One of these relieving sta- tions will be at the west end of Eads Bridge, provided witl~ elevators to transfer passengers between cars on the surface tracks on the bridge tracks and on the elevated road on the levee. THE PAN AMERICAN'S DEFICIT. The Pan-American Exposition, al- though a great artistic and education- al success, closed with a deficit now estimated at not less than $4,000,000. While this is doubtless a disappoint- men~ to many of the stockholders who were led to believe that the balance would be on the other side of the ledger, it is not a surprise to those who are familiar with the history of exposition enterprises and who know ; something about the cost of the "rain- bow city" that was built upon the Niagara frontier by the public-spirited citizens of Buffalo. It was an exhibition of fine courage and business daring when Buffalo un- dertook to expand what was first in- tended to be a celebration of the achievement of harnessing the Niag- ara Cataract into an all-American ex- position illustrating the progress of the nations of the western hemisphere. Having undertaken it, however, she carried out the Pan-American idea upon a scale of artistic beauty that captivated all who beheld it. Notwithstanding the financial de- ficit, the exposition, with its un- equaled:electrical display, will stand in memory as a superb reminder of the public spirit and enterprise of the City of Buffalo. With the dark shad- ow of a national tragedy over her at the time when the exposition had hoped to enter its period of record- making attendance, she stilled the blare of trumpet~ and hushed the noise of gala days to bow reverently and anxiously at the bedside of the strick- en President. Her demeanor under this trying misfortune commanded the admiration of the nation. A shortage of four million is a small matter compared to the glory of achievement in a great artistic and ed- ucational enterprise such as Buffalo builded in the beautiful "Rainbow City." One Hundred Million. The prediction of the director of census that the United States with her new accessions will have a population of 100,000,000 in 1910 is likely to be fulfilled. We began the present decade with approximately 77,000,000 people in the states and territories, including Ha- waii and Alaska. In the states there was an increase of about 21 per cent from the figures of 1890, a falling off of more than 3 per cent from the in- crease of the preceding decade. The natural order is for the percentage to decline as the country becomes more thickly settled, but imnaigration has shown new llfe during the last four or five years, and we still have an im- mense amount of unoccupied land to attract newcomers, while the expan- sion of our manufactures offers new inducements to many kinds of ~labor There is no apparent reason, therefore, why the rate of increase should decline. Putting it at 20 per cent, the estimate would give us an addition of 15,000,000 ~nd a total of 92,000,000 in the states and territories if we do not figure upon the latter separately. Furthermore, even if we were to make this distinc- tion, the result would not be seriously affected. The Scotch-Irish Tunnel The project of a Scotch-Irish tunnel is again under discussion in the United Kingdom. There is no longer any question as to the practicability of the undertaking, as many engineers of celebrity have pronounced it en- tirely feasible. In the recent engi- neering congress the views of such ex- perts as Barton, Mansergh, and Fox were given freely on the subject. Mr. Barton favored a marlne tunnel and held that one might be constructed and put in working order between Wlgtownshire in Scotland and the County Antrlm coast in Ireland within a dozen years. Sir Douglas Fox was confident that less trouble would be encountered from water than had been met With in the case of the tunnel l under the Mersey, or that under the Severn. Sir James Mansergh was of the opinion that there would be le,s trouble from water in a submarine tunnel than in one nearer the surface of the earth. All held that the prob- lem of ventilation could easily be solved by electric power. To commend anarchist crime in public square is a punishable offense according to French law. rogs and Turtles. Among recent lines of study in "the psychological laboratory at Harvard have been the memory and perceptive faculties of the frog and the turtle, the training of new habits in the cray- fish, and the symptoms of memory in the newt. Of these the ones i .volving the frog and the turtle have been the most extensive and the most interest- ing--lf only because of Aesop and his followers down to Joel Chandler Har- COUNTESS OF STRADBROOKE. he declined to do. The libel in ques- tion was to the effect that Lord ions- dale, then, as now, a married man, had eloped from the hunting field with an unmarried girl, Lady Grace Fane, now Countess of Londosborough. It was a paragraph for which there was not a shadow of foundation and which originated in the lively imagination of the countess. The Countess was Miss Helena Fraser, daughter of Gen- eral Kelth Fraser of the British army, and was married to the Earl of Strad- brooke in July, 1898. OVER THE FALLS IN A BOAT. Mrs. Anna Edson Taylor, a dancing teacher, has demonstrated that a per- son may dance over the great horse- shoe fall in Niagara in a barrel and come out alive. But the proof she has given has a very limited scope. People who would not have believed that the feat she performed was possible still have reason enough to think that the chances are overwhelmingly against the barrel experts and not worth tak- Ing on the promise of dime museum profits. While the success of the woman ~s not difficult to explain the possibility of following her course is quite an- other affair. By sheer good fortune she escaped a smashing on the rocks above the falls and was carried clear over to the very deep water under- neath. The barrel, which was heavily w$1ghted, sank where sinking meant safety and came out but slightly dam- a~ed, though there had been some leakage and the carefully protected oc- cupant was severely hurt.. DEAN FARRAR'S VIEWS. The Dean of Canterbury says tuat the working people are leaving the Episcopal church on account of its tendency to spectacular ritualism. I)ean Farrar said that the church in- fluence over the poorer people, par- tlcularly in the slums of larger cities, will soon be lost unless the church ritual is simplified and many cere- monies abolished. Taking exactly the opposite stand, a large number of !1"a,,r=',=- j STAMPS AS MONEY. The recent theft of stamps in the Chicago postoffice has led to the sug- ge.~tion of several plans either for making such thefts impossible in the future or for making them unprofit- able to the thieves. As3istant Post- master Hubbard believes that If "stamp certificates" were used in send- ~ng small sums by mail, a great source ~f danger would be removed. The mail order houses would be required to refuse stamps and to insist upon "stamp certificates," and in this way the use of stamps as currency would be largely curtailed. As things are at present, when not only small but fre- quently large sums are sent from one place to another in the shape of stamps, it is comparatively easy for a man to work off a fairly large block of stamps within a few years, and if he has bought those stamps at reduced rates he makes a considerable saving. The new plan would interfere serious- ly with such practices and would con- fine postage stamps to their proper function of appearing on the outside of envelopes. Another suggestion that has been made looks more directly to- ward the "fence" part of the stamp stealing business. If it were made an offense for any private dealer in stamps to sell more than a dollar's worth at a time, the sale of larger quantities would be regarded as in itself a confession of improper meth- ods of securing the stamps. A FRIEND OF 1 HE CHURCH. William Drew Washburn of Minne- sota, who presided over the Un~versal- Ist convention at Buffalo a few days ago, is one of the wealthiest manu- facturers in America and a well- known citizen of Minneapolis, where his large flour mills are located. Mr. Washburn has participated in political life since 1861, when he was appointed United States surveyor general of Min- nesota. He was subsequently elected to congress for three terms and in if( WILLIAM D. WASHBURN. ,889 was chosen United States senator, his term expiring in 1895. Like his late associate in l~usiness, former Gov- ernor Pillsbury, Mr. Washburn was .born down east and spent his early ]years tn'a hard struggle for success. He settled in Minnesota in 1857 and took a large part in the railway con- struction of the Northwest. He served as president of the Minneapolis, St. Paul and Sault Ste. Marie railway union until that road was well on the way to its completion, and then re- tired from its active managcment. Mr. Washburn is 60 years old. BULLER'S SUCCESSOR. Major General John Denton Pink- stone French, who has been appointed to succeed General Sir Redvers BuUer as commander of the First Army Corps is one of the comparatively young sol- diers wllo have risen to high positions in the British military sere.ice. He had fought in the Soudan and in the east previously to his appointment in 1899 to the command of the cavalry division in Natal. He is one of the two or three British generals who have fought the Boers with success; He was in command at Elandslaagte, at Relfontein and I~mbard's Kop, and was the commander also of the oper- Ltions around Colesburg and in the ~aovements which culminated in the relief of Kimberley. He directed the :avalry troops in the campaign which reded in the capture of Bloemfontein and Pretoria, and was the officer in charge of Lord Roberts' left wing in ~he battles east of Pretoria on June 10 "Re.co DR. GLADDEN'S NEW ROLE. Roy. Dr. Washington Gladden, Who has Just been elected president of the American Missionary Association at its fifty-fifth annual meeting, is a dis- tinguished American preacher, writer, author, lecturer and poet, whose books and words have entertained thousands of cultured persons. Dr. Gladden's merits as a man of thought and of magnanimity may be gathered from the fact that the University of Notre Dame, a Roman Catholic school, has conferred upon him its honorary de- v///~/ _ REV. DR. GLADDEN. gree of doctor of laws. His books all treat of live subjects and are written for popular reading. Such works as "Burning Questions," "Who Wrote the Bible? .... Things New and Old" and "Tools and the Man" are addressed to men and women who think for them- selves. The new head of the American missionary movement has served for l many years as a pastor in Columbus,*~ Ohio, and he is probably the most ac- tively working socialist in this coun- try. SPANISH-AMERICAN REPUBLICS. The address at the opening of the Pan-American conference in Mexico City was made by Senor Ignacio Ma- risal, the Mexican minister of foreign affairs. He said among other things: "There ts no doubt whatever of the sentiment of friendship and sympathy, cultivated to such a high degree by our northern neighborhood, among the representatives of the three Ameri- cas." This may have been a mere po- litical phrase. It is more likely that its object was to let it be known that Mexico at least discredits entirely these reports that the Unl~d States desires to extend its power at the ex- pense of the Spanish-American repub- lics. Ever since the Spanish war and the acquisition of Porto Rico many European Journals have been assuring these republicans that the United States has designs on them. It hal not. Its only desire is that they may be well governed and prosperous. Nevertheless, this flood of advice from Europe may have made an impression on some of the small and suspicious republics of this hemisphere. If-that be so, tire remarks of Senor Mariscal may tend to remove that impression. If Mexico, bordering on this country, does not apprehend American aggress- ion, the republics to the south of Mex- ico need have no fears. MAY MARRY A GOULD. The engagement has been announce~ In New York of Miss Helen Kelly to Frank Jay Gould, the youngest son of the late Jay Gould. Mr. Gould is 24