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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, May 17, 1893
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MAY 17. WORLD'S FAIR FEES. FIFTY GENTS ADMITS TO ALL THE EXHIBITS. FACTS OF INTEREST TO WORLD'S FAIR VISITORS. Anybody Cau See Hie Expositou for That Small Sum, but if he Wishes to Spend More Money, Plenty of Opportunities Are Afforded— Official Report by Colonel Davis. Chicago, May 11.—Many people seem to have no more Idea than the man In Iflie moon of what they can see for 50 cents at tha world's fair and the extortionate .charges made by n few grasp- Ing concessioners In tho early days of Hie big show tended to Increase this im- cate, kabyle housfe, tents. et£<. 25 cents. Hungarian concert pavilion and .cafe, midway plnisance—Musical entertainments, theatrical performances, gypsy bands, native performers In native dress; ,25 cents. Vehetaln glassware and mosaics, midway plnlsnnce—Factory In full operation, sale of Venetian and Florentine warps; 25 cents. Chinese village, midway plaisance— Chinese village theater, with native performers, joss house and Chinese tea garden and cafe: • to theater and joss liouse, 25 cents. Irish village and Blarney Castle, midway plaisance—Representing ruins of Blarney Castle, exhibit and sale of Irish products by natives. Lectures on animal locomotion illustrating science of animal locomotion and zoopraxlscopic fans; no charge. Nippon tea hotise, AVooded Island, Jackson Pn,rk—Japanese tea house, light lunches and samples of liigh-prlc- ud teas; 10, 25 and 50 cents. Persian. Building, midway plalsanco- Exhlbit and manufacture and sale of distinctively Persian goods, musical entertainments, etc., native artisans and performers; CO cents. Ruins of the cliff dwellers, Jackson certainty In the public mind. Director park-Representation of ruins of the General Davis has, therefore, seen fit..dill' dwellers, antiquities and curiosl- to embody in a report to the national ties; ^5 cents. commission a plain statement of what Costumed natives of forty countries, can be seen by the visitor for his sin- midway plalsauco—Exhibit of natives, gle admission fee of 50 cents, and also appropriately costumed, from at least a list of the sideshows in the midway,* ortv °' tllc countries of the world; plaisance, Avith the fees charged for,"" cents. admission to each. Typical Irish village with native in At tho first glance this report, by Habitants, midway plaisance—25 cents. Japanese bazar, midway plaisance— Colonel Da,vls might seem to be superfluous, but ho believes the public Manufacture and sale of Japanese ar- needs enlightenment and he seems to be , tlclcs! im ttvo attendants; no fee, ylghk Vicuna Cafe and Concert Hall, mld- The first) thing the director general, wnv plaisance—Restaurant with nmsi- euiphnslzos i9 that when the visitor. cal Performances; no foe. pays his half-dollar at Hie gates there Competitive musical exercises, Fes- Is no further charge unless he wishes to ttvnl Hall—Musical exercises Septem- see one of Hie sldo shows, all of which bcr °> T nnd 8 ' m ' lcos to bo approved have been got up by private couces-, b >' exposition company. Sionei-s and are not In any sense exhibits. I Model " f st - Peter's church, Rome, For his 50 cents, then, the visitor sees, Ull dway plaisance— 25 cents. first, the miignlficent landscape of Hie groat Avliite city; next all the wonderful buildings tlmt have sprung from the genius of the world's greatest archi- . tects; then all tho exhibits in those Hageubeck's zoological arena, midway pluisauce—Exhibition, of wild animals, etc.; admission, 25 cents; seats, 25 cents to $1. Tunisian exhibit and cafe, French buildings, gathered from the ends of government section, Jackson park- tile earth and great enough in extent , Cafe w^b musical entertainments and even now to occupy any one man six | exhibit of Tunisian goods; no fee. months in viewing them, and lasUy all Hie state and foreign buildings, a hun- Mammotii crystal cave, horticultural building—Reproduction of the mnni- i; and a uinl- mo ' 1u crystal cave situated near the bits which It' citv of Deadwood, S. D.; no fee. dred and more in number tlplicity of outdoor exhibits would take volumes to adequately de- Model Eiffel tower ' midway plaisanco scribe. {—Model to be 20 feet in height; It Is true that mil the exhibits are not ^ cents. yet In place, but there were enough of' Vienna Maenuerchor society—Musical them even on the opening day to occ-u-1 exercises infestival hall during the sum py tho attention of a studious visitor for lue1 ' months of 1893; prices to be ap- the whole period of tho fair. Unfortuu- proved by bureau of music, ately Hie majority of the critics of the I Whaling bark Progress, south pond- fair so far have had eyes only for the Tlle old whaling bark Progress to consigns of incompleteiness. I tain all marine curiosities and relics; The entrance fee of 50 cents admits -^ cents. the visitor to Hie midway plaisauce, as i Electric scenic theater, midway plats- well ns to the buildings in Jackson park ance—Showing -a landscape or other proper, and a general idea of tlie at,- scenes under the changing light as a .tractions' of that great cosmopolitan Uav Passes. The effects being produced street, with its foreign villages and by a multitude of various-colored elec- places of amusement, can be obtained Without) the payment of a single cent trio lights; 25 cents. Easttlndlan wares, midway plaisance extra. These facts cannot be too well —Exliibltiou and sale of native wares; •understood by tiio plublio, aud the uo fee friends of the foilr are urged by Colonel I Festival hall, Jackson park—Musical Diivis to assist In making them general-1 entertainments by world's famed art- ly known. The entire exposition proper, ists aud musical societies throughout can be seen for 50 cents, aud hummer-' tlle exposition period; $1. able extra attractions are pro-! Captive balloon, midway plaisauce— Tided for the visitor who B'dlon ascensions. Elevation 1,500 feet; wishes to spend more money, ^ wo trips per hour. Admission to iu- The following is a list of these extra closure, 25 cents. Trip In balloon, $2. entertaiiunenls and outside exhibits, Each passenger mailing ascensions Is with tho admission fees, etc., charged ' entitled to photograph of party. for each, as given by the director general. Constantinople street scene, midway plaisance—Turkish thcateir (two (performances daily), :GO - cents; Persian teiit, 25 cents; panorama, Syrian photographs, 25 cents; Turkish restaur- -ant, native musical performances, tribe •of Bedouins, 25 cents. Cairo street, midway plaisauce—Egyp- tian amusements, native duneling, •snake charmers, fortune tellers, con- Barre sliding railway, midway plais- ance—Ten cents per ride. Constantinople' street scones, midway plaisance— Sedan chairs. Rent, with two native carriers, $1 per hour. Galro street scenes, midway plais- ance—Donkey and camel rides, 50 cents per hour for donkeys; 25 cents for ride through street on camel. Dutch Bast India village, midway plalsnnce—Palkees ajud other native vehicles for transportation; prices to bo ..jurors, musical and theatrical porfor- appro veil by committee on ways and finances, collections, photographs, pic- moans, turns and paintings, wedding processions; admission until 1.1 a. m., 25 •cents; after that hour free. Egyptain temple, 25 cents. DutiHh' East India, village, midway plaisance—Two thoarlers, ono 011 each side of street. Exhibitions by native bands, juggleiu, snake-charmers, dancers (male and female) and other characteristic entertainments. Admission fees to bo approved by committee on Ways and means; at present, 25 cents. German village and town of mediaeval times. Midway plaisance— G-oi*- man aud Bavarian bands, in connection with restaurant, museum of curios, an- World's iFuilr Steamship company —Transportation of passengers to and from Jackson park; round trip 25 cents. Electric Intramural railway—Elevated railroad about Jackson park; 10 cents round trip, or iwt thereof. 'Steam launches—Transportation through outer lagoons, basins, and Lake ! A3chlgan; round trip, 25 cents, Electric launches—Transportation through laigoons and basins; round trip NOW HAVE CONTROL REVOLUTION IN NICARAGUA IS SUCCESSFUL. SECRETARY HERBERT ORDERS A SECOND SHIP TO GO. Cable Advices ;it the State Department Show That the Revolution. Headed by the ex-President Is Successful and That the Principal Cities Have Already Been Taken. Washington, May 11.—Cable advises at the state department today are to the effect that the revolution in Nicaragua is successful and the revolutionists are now practically hi control of the government. Dr. Gunian, the Nlcaraguan minister, has received similar advices, it is understood. He had a long conference with Secretary Gresham at the state department today. The dispatch received by Secretary Gresham was sent from San Juan Dclsur, a port on the coast of Nicaragua, by Mr. Ncwall, who is consul at the capital of the country. He states in his message that no communication is to be had with the cable office and it Is presumed from this that he was obliged to send the dispatch to Son Juan Delsur by mail or messenger iu order that It might reach the state department quickly. Newall's dispatch in substance says that the revolution commenced April '28, headed by ex-Preideut Zavnlln, The revolutionists hold Granada, Mangua, Uoustales, Matagalpa and San Juan Delnorte. They are well armed, even having « good supply of Galling guns. The government forces number 2,000, poorly organized and led, while the revolutionists number from 3,000 to 5,000, jcomimanded by prominent generals. The government force made three unsuccessful attacks on Mangua. Martial law was declared and a decree was issued for -a forced loan of $000,000. It was learned from another authentic source that the revolutionists are In possession of the Nicaragua canal and it was on this information and that contained in the dispatch from Newall Hint Secretary Gresliam. applied to Secretary Herbert for another vessel to be sent outi to Nicaragua. The Atlanta, now at New York, has already been ordered to proceed to Greytown, on the east coast, but as the revolutionary movement) is nearer the west coast it was deemed best to dispatch a vessel to that part of the country. Accordingly orders were sent by telegraph today to the commander of the Alliance, at San Francisco, directing him. to proceed at once with his vessel to a point on the west coast. ,The Alliance will probably make its headquarters at San Juan del Sur. There is no apprehension in official circles that the rulers of Nicaragua will foil to protect American interests. They will naturally seek to obtain early recognition from the United States, and this consideration, aside -from international obligations, it is believed, will prompt tiiein to protect the lives and property of citizens of tins country, and also to observe with good faith all contracts and concessions of Hie former government. The valuable storehouse belonging to the Nicaragua Canal company, located at both ends of the canal and a number of ships are, according to another dispatch received, under control of the forces of ex-President Zavolla. No information has been received at the state department from Mr. Baker, the new minister to Nicaragua. When last heard from, on Saturday the sixth lust, he was at Panama waiting for a steamer to take him to a Nicaraguan port. ELECTRICAL SCIENCE. Wheel chairs—Roller chairs about grounds and buildings, 75 cents an hour, with attendant; 40 cents an hour without attendant. tiquities and works of art peculiar to Germany; i'5 cents. Gorman tribes! lagoons and basins with representing house of (ho upper Ba- 00 cents round trip, varlan mountains, Black Forest or Alsa- Yenotian gondolas and barges—About, gondoliers; tian, the Allman tribe, tins Ho.s.sian Elevators—In transportation building; 10 edits per ride. or Altenburg house of Silosain Bauorn. j Elevators—To the roof of the maiiu- mlddlo Germans, Woslphalian Hot' of nl'acturos building; 50 cents for trip. the- lower Saxons, etc., such tribes and nonso to constitute tho village. Nntatorlum, midway plaisance—Nal- atorium with mlusioal performances, with use of baths; 50 cents. Eskimo village, Jackson park— Eskimo Tillage. Labrador trading post, and native exhibit; 25 cents. Moorish palace, midway plaisance— Exhibit and sale of native goods, chamber of horrors, trip through Switzerland, trip to the moon, camera obscura, representatives iu wax, etc. Moorish palnco, right to exhibit $1,000,000 in gold coin: cafe, in connection; 25 cents. Panorama of Bernese Alps, midway plaisanoe—Scenery 50 cents. of Switzerland; Panorama of volcano of Mount Kilauea, midway plaisance—Painting to faithfully .reproduce in minaturo tljc volcano action of the era her of Mount Kilauea; 50 cents. Algerian village, midway plaisance— Algerian village, Tunis and Algeria Streets and bazars, etc., concert hall, Vertical revolving /wheel, midway plaisance—Tho wheel is 250 feet in diameter and supporting towers i;i~ feet in htvighl; 50 cents per ride of two round trips. 11 ile sidewalk, long pier, Jackson park—Electrically propelled sidewalk; 5 cents per ride from shore to end of sidewalk, or vice versa. The question what is electricity? is still taxing the brains of scientists. "\\'o do not know and perhaps nevei will know what mutter is," says Prof. C. S. Cook in this connection, ''.vet the atomic theory is an expression of scion- tilio truth. Whllo we may nevor know tho. whole; truth as to the nature of electricity, what is sought for, and what will very likely soon be formula- tod is a theory which will give us as definite conceptions of electricity and electio phenomena as the atomic theory enables us to/ have of the nature ot matter nd itsVpropertics." Its Recent Advances and Some; Novel Applications of the Mysterious Force. There is complaint that the space allotted to electrical exhibits at tho Chicago world's fair is inadequate-. Tlie applications for space now on file ask for over double 'the area of the electricity building, showing, what has been frequently prophesied, that vory meager allowance was made in the planning of tho building, which will certainly contain one of the most attractive exhibits at tho fair. The applications received include the use of 388,000 square feet, while there are but 185,000 square feet at tho disposal of this department, and Belgium, France and Norway have applied for additional space besides tho 08,000 square feet already allotted to foreign countries. Speaking of tho effect of the expiration of the Bell telephone patent next March, Prof. Dolbear of Tufts college, an electoral expert, says: AVhon that patent expires, tho Held will be open to anyone to mako a telephone with an electric magnet, but no one can use a permanent magnet until tho second patent expires in 189-i. There is no patent in the long distance telephone, j which has come to bo used so much of i late. Although anyone may make. telephones in 1894, the Bell company! will still hold other patents, notably that on tho carbon transmitter, which 1 will enable- it to hold most of the busi-! ness. I think that quite a number of I people will mako telephones In 1S94, j but: it wil not cheapen service much, j especially in cities, whore all tho telephones arc connectQd with the central office and every additional subscriber makes so much additional expense. Doubtiuas after the expiration of ."the magneto patent, & telephone can fee bought for two or tiiree dollars, so many will be on Jhe market. This includes only the receiver, not the transmitter, as the receiver con be used equally well for receiving atid transmitting. . The message carrying power of telegraph wires has been enormously increased by the application of the phono- phore, tho Invention of C. Laiigdon Davtes. Tills instrument utilizes not the electric current, but the noises caused by induction. Tlie (signals are transmitted by a series of induced electric Impulses, and the success of the system is found hi the ability of ti\o inductive force to pass through insulations which electric currents cannot penetrate. A wire may be blown down and hi contact with the earth, yet as long as it is not broken it will cany a phonophoric message. By moans of the phonophoro, messages can bo transmitted with groat, rapidity, and tliorc is practically no limit to the number of telegrams that can be sent simultaneously on the same wire. A wire 'which Is conveying electric signals can at tho same time be used for telephonic conversation without Interference. The phonophore, says Practical Electricity, offers groat possibilities in tho way of cheapening the cost of telegrams. Were It not for the general slate of demoralization into which quarantine matters have fallen, says the Electrical World, It would'create surprise (hat no attempt has been made to connect Hie cholera ships, or at least those containing cabin passengers, with the shore by telephone or telegraph. This Is perfectly feasible, and there arc light-ships thus connected, while buoys are supplied with electric lights by moans of cables under water. Had authority been in loss autocratic and wiser hands the probabilities are that suggestions to this cud would . have been acted upon, or the federal authorities would have had the work done by the light-house board, which has had practical experience in the matter. It Is to be hoped that when matters get straightened out the attempt will bo made, and hereafter the necessary material kept on hand to connect with pest ships. Pugilism may yet be raised above tlie brutal personal encounters which now mark its exhibitions and disgust refined folk, by the invention of an electrical appliance which measures the force and velocity of the pugilist's blow. The principle adopted is similar to that involved in measuring the swiftness of bullets. Tlie time may Come, it is suggested, when fistic encounters will be decided by points, each man doing his fighting in his own training quarters. It would resolve itself into a matter of calculation, involving absolute and relative factors; Hie speed of the striker, tho agility of the strikec, Hie average scientific skill, tho state of health, the power of endurance and the amount of "grit" of the contestants would all bo accurately determined beforehand, nd tho result of the fight would be a foregone conclusion. Prof. Veruou Boy recently lectured to a large audience iu Edinburg on "Electric spark photography." He explained that by the electric spark articles moving at the rate of 10,000 miles on hour can be photographed, and by the introduction of a revolving mirror a speed of 180,000 miles an hour can bo coped with. Tho mirror makes 1024 turns every Second, worked by electricity, which is equal to about 150 times as fast as a rifle bullet travels. The whole photographic power of the spark is over in the time equal to the ten or eleventh millionth part of a second, and it is during that Incredibly brief space that the image is made on the sensitive plate. For i tho protection of chimney shafts againslj lightning, a wire rope or cable weighing four pounds per yard is said to bo the most efficient conductor. There is\no necessity for tho expense of insulators, which, it is assorted, are useless on lightning conductors, and the cable may bo fastened 1 direct to the chimney fyy staples or small eye-bolts. Connoclioit, should be made with a cast-iron plate at the top of tho chimney, and a good plan Is to tap in ono eyobolt, and "tthon solder the cable to Hie eyobolt. \ A three-seatedt electrical carriage is a conspicuous object in the streets of Chicago nowadays. One 'remarkable thing noted in connection with its running is that less expenditure of power is required on Belgian block than on tho smooth asphalt. Tho popular impression undoubtedly is that haulage on the asphalt is the Easiest and (lint on tho Belgian block flip hardest, but, experience with, tho electric carriage j disproves tliis. Tho recent application of cletrtcity to tanning in France has resulted in reducing tho time of tanning a largo oxhido from 10 to IS months in pit tanning, and from five to six months in liquor fanning, to 00 hours in both cases and also does away with continuous hand labor and the disagreeable odor so characteristic of tanneries. Electricity seems in some unccountablo way to accelerate the absorption- of tho tanning by tho hide. A recent improvement in arc-light pencils consists of a wire cloth containing no carbon, but, coated with a chromato of any kind. Those chro- ma tos are noii-condnctlg. but tho metal cloth starts the arc and the intense heat reduces the chromato (o a chro- inafe of tho metal used. These pencils burn at tho rate of one-eight of an inch nn hour when the current is properly controlled. An improvement In cable tologrnnhy has been brought about by the Invention of a carbon relay for submarine which for the first time permits of cables ono thousand miles In length being operated by relay without necessitating local hand repetiton. VENCENCE b MEi\ CARLYLE HAfiRIS IS DULY ELEC- TROCUTED AT SING SING. HE DIES DECLARING HE WAS NOT GUILTY. Harris* Mother Removes the Remains —a Terrible Calm upon Her Count- enance—Histoiy of the Shocking Crime of Harris. Sing Sing, N. Y., May S.-Carlyle W. Harris,-only 23 years old, cultured and brilliant was electrocuted today. The Prison Warden Invited the witnesses to go down to the execution- chamber at 12:15 o'clock, and at 12:17 the death-flag was placed In position to hoist. The witnesses were all assembled In the warden's office at 11 o'clock. There were twenty-seven of them, including seven physicians and ten newspaper men, the other being state officials and i ,IHK it IK- warden. The witnesses were seated on wooden stools arranged In a half circle fit tlie west end of the room and facing the chair. It was 12:80 when the witnesses entered the room, and Metrician Davis finished testing the apparatus at 12:36 and announced that all was ready. Harris was awaiting the final summons In his cell, and with him was Chaplain Woills. The condemned man was ready in a moment, and the little procession was quickly formed by Head Keeper Connaughfon and two guards. Harris looked slight and pale as he stepped into the room, and pausing an to instant on the threshold he looked calmly over tho assembled witnesses. Warden Durston had asked the reoprters to concea their pads, saying: "Harri might not like It." The pads were put out of sight. Harris walked entirely alone, just behind Connaughton, who pointed him to the chair, and without even a look of curiosity at the thing which was to end his career, he dropped hi the seat. As he did so he began to talk in a low voice, and in a weak voice, as though each word cost him a powerful effort, said: "I have no further reservation to mnl:f 1 desire to say I run absolutely innocent. 1 ' These were his last words. After uttering them he seemed relieved and settled back In the chair to which his legs and arms had already been strapped. The electrodes were then attached to his right leg, which was bared to the knee, and Hie helmet containing the other electrode was placed on his head. Electrician Davis attached Hie wires to the electrodes, and the guards stepped back. Davis, who had gone to Hie switchboard, then said: "All ready." There was an instant of pause. At 12:401-2 a current of 1,760 volts passed through tho body of Carlyle Harris. In two seconds Davis threw Hie switchboard back, and only 150 volts were on. Dr. Daniels still held his hand aloft and one finger pointed above as tiiough to indicate that the soul of tho man in Hie chair had passed upward. Then his arm fell and in just So 3-4 seconds Hie current was shut orf. The life of Carlyle Harris was i extinct, and it was plain to all present that death had come at the first touch of Hie current. Mrs. Harris removed the body of her son this afternoon. A terrible calm was on her face. Carlyle W. Harris was bom in Glen Falls, N. Y., In September, 1869, and the father and mother having separated the Ill-fated boy went to live with his mother in Brooklyn; and on his trial it was developed that his mother denied him the companionship of the boys of his ago in the neighborhood, and his playmates were mostly girls. The family was poor and Carlyle began to earn money as a book agent. Then he took a clerkship, and finally joined a second-class theatrical road comapny and spent two years playing minor parts. It was then, when he was only 19 years old, Hiat he began to study medicine, probably through some offer made to Mm by his maternal grandfather, Dr. McCready, for he went to the College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City, with which Dr. Me Oready was closely hidontified, and lived with his grandfather. All accounts agree that lie, was a particularly bright student. In the summer of 1SS9 Carlylo Har- That his character was that of a man who boosted of having married "two girls." In other respects it was discreditable. That dining the months of December and January the course of lectures at the Medical Colejje hnd been tipott morphine and poisons. That he hnd exhibited great uneasiness lest his marraige should be made public. The trlnl at New York* which now fills n conspicious place in the history of criminal jurisprudence, began in January, 1892, and lasted three weeks ending with a verdict of guilty, and the condemned man was sentenced to die March 21, 1892. In Hue subsequent proceedings the seven judges of Hie court of appeals unanimously affirmed the sentence, and the fruitless proceedings for a new trial are so recent as to be familiar. In these proceedings Hie defense set up that the dead girl was in the habit of taking morphine, and that the dose which killed her was self administered. Harris was taken to Slug Sing March 23, under his sentence to die hi the week beginning May 8, and the zeal of friends was not spared in pouring upon Governor Fhywer personal appeals and petitions for executive clemency. At length the Governor yielded so far us to appoint a commission to hear evidence which the defense promised to produce, and this commlsion reported that If Helen Potts took morphine it was medically and as prescribed and on this report the Governor severed the last thread that bound Carlyle Harris to the hope of life. There are two women whose connection witlh the cases arouses wonder If nol admiration. Both have been marvelously active in their efforts to defeat each other and to influence public opinion for and against the ocndenined man. Mrs. Harris has labored to save her son with frenzied earnestness. The other mother, Mrs. George Potts, whose daughter was the victim, has been hardly less conspicious. Indeed, since the day that Harris was charged with poisoning her daugMer, she has been determined that' he should pay the penalty for his crime, and no appeal has moved her, or her husband either, for that matter, to relent in the struggle to bring Harris to the elecric chair. It has been a strange battle, that between these two women for a man's life, and each has watched eveiy move of the other and contested" It to the bitter end. Mrs. Harris is Hie more interesting of the two, because she is a woman of broader experience than Mrs. Potts. It is sad to reflect that Mrs. Harris once wrote a book that attined wide circulation—"How to Raise Children." Her ability iu this direction appears to have been based eutrly on theory, because none of her children are remukablc as of more than .ordinary training. That she is a good mother none can dispute,, and her devotion to the cause of her son ha his trouble can arouse the admiration and sympathy of everyone. She has hesitated at no sacrifice of physical strength and has exerted all Hie means in her" power to free Carlyle, and she has failed only because the proof his guilt is too strong to break down. She has not hesitated to attack the diameter of the innocent girl murdered by her son, although she could not produce sufficient evidences to lend even the color of probablity to her statements. In extenuation of her actions it can be urged that she herself behoves her son to be innocent. AND F ^ D I' AUTHORS. A Comparison of Incomes iu United States 'and England. tho Spealciug of Mr, Stevenson reminds me that some statistics of literary remuneration have lately been published, says a writer in Printers' Ink. It is said that Mr. Stevenson commands $100 per 1,000 words for his contributions of fiction to periodicals, and I believe that J. M. Barrio (author of a charming novel, "Tho Little Minister," and of a play in which Toole Is having a great success, "Walker, London") received £37 for a, story of- a page In length, published in tho Illustrated London News. Dr. Goiia.ii Doyle, author of "The White Company," who has made a great name by his detective stories, under the heading of "Adventures of Sherlock Ilolines," in the Strand -Magazine, has recently inside a. contract for twelve more of these tales, for which he gets £1,000 (English rights only.) Mr. Gladstone was paid, it; is said, £250 for an article in tho .N'ineteanth Ccntuiy, which comes out at; about 12 cents a word. James Payn, I believe, gets but £10 10s for Ins de- ris went with his mother to Ocean j lij-hu'iil page of "Notes" iu the niustra- Grove, N. J., and there met Helen led London News every week. As or- Nielsou Potts. She, was eighteen years dimiry journalism this' is not'so bad old, handsome and talented. Eighteen months afterward on February 1, 1S01, she died at tho Comstock School of which she was a boarding pupil, in New York. In that time their acquaintance ; lmd developed into iutimticy, secret marriage and child birth, and he finally poisoned her to get rid of her. February 8,1890, they were secretly married at the City Hall, New York, by an alderman, under the names of Charles Harris and Helen Nielson. Their marriage, already known to the families and to intimate friends, should have been openly recognized by Harris on tl'e anniversary, which fell only a few days after the poor girl's death. Suspicion having pointed to Carlyle Harris, tho enginery of law In a now noted case established: That between the date of his marriage and her death he had caused a criminal act to be performed -which would destroy tlin;| which might have compelled him to recognize her as his j wife. f .That on Saturday night, February 1, 1891, he met Mrs. Potts. He refused pay, though ' could i; !te imagine a still higher pi' -e Itoin.g t'loiig'hl: not excessive for matter so good. Literary remuneration rules higher in America than with us F'ir a short story which I contributed to an Kn-dish periodical some time a-.". I received in England and nearly always expect to get higher rates from your side, tlian at home for any journalistic writings. The enactment of international copyright has, to writers in England, but It has to bo remembered that it also preserve^ native American author from a vory dangerous form of competition, since, before the act of congress, any American publisher could roprint, without fee, the writings of the most able European authors, which must have made it vory hard for new writers in the states to get an inning. ^oung King Alexander of ; Sorvla, r has seized the reins of gov- j., jLOi/j., w IUC , »+L». + U n». ^ i-Biuaeu .„„,!,„ 1is . '1 broad-shouldered boy of his consent to allow Helen to be buried ,,,,„"??! , T'l' 1 rathei1 "'uidsomo and by his name, and desired possession I "",1 <T / .Y^Wsout. He is energetic of Helen' marriage, certificate, ' i "^J^, wlllcd and fo1 ' tys years

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