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GOES ON ROCKS
Natives on Coast Have Lively
Time Picking Up Cargo.
Thousnnda of Tons of Valuable Goods
Jettisoned In Effort to Save ,
Ship from Going to Placet
Huithtown, Scllly Islands, April 21.
Inhabitant of tho Rocky Scllly Is
lands wcro famous wreckers of primi
tive times, but they will forever re
member this as the greatest day In
Tho Atlantic transport liner Minne
haha, wrecked Monday, disgorged part
of her 17,000 tons of valuable cargo,
costing it upon the waters all day long,
to be gathered up by those who cared
to take tho trouble.
Farming and fishing were aban
doned, and even school waa dismissed,
whllo most of the population of the
nearby island, men, women and chil
dren, devoted themselves to obtaining
treasures from the waves.
Tho salvagers decided to try to ret--cue
the Minnehaha by cutting her in
half, in the tame way the Chicago
"White Star ateamahlp Suevlc, Which
-went ashore near t) Lisard in Match,
1907, waa lived.
Every effort to lighten the ship is
now imperative. Today the wave
beat up too high and strong for the
tags to go alongside. Consequently
floods were thrown overboard from the
forward hold aa fast a the stevedores
oM handle them.
Huge cues, containing automobiles
and pianos, followed one another over
tho side, striking tho water with a
great splash. , Sewing machines and
clocka went with them, whllo furniture
Many bales of cigarettes covered
tho face of the water, and tons of cheap
American novels floated to the nearby
ahore of Dry he, where they were piled
Tidings of the jettisoning of wealth
spread early and a flotilla of Ashing
craft and luggers scurried to the scene.
Aa fast as tho cargo hit the water,
enterprising boatmen pulled up the
smaller cases, while they took the
larger ones in tow.
The machinery waa .taken from the
wreck and stored.
Two hundred and twenty-four head
of cattle swam ashore, while ten were
The seamen here think it wilt be Im
possible to save the Minnehaha, and
look for the first strong wind to break
her to piece. ,
ROOSEVELT IN PARIS.
French Papers Give Warm Welcome
to the Oolonal.
Paris, April 21. Colonel Roosevelt
arrived here at 7:33 o'clock this morn
ing. Tho Paris morning newspapers
unite In warm expressions of welcome
to the ox-president. The Matin prints
n message of eulogy from M. Plnchon,
tho forolgn minister, who says M.
Roosovolt ever waa foremost in the
cause of pence. ,
"Wo French have more cause to re
member this than any one," says the
' fnrnlirn mlnffltnr 'fnr Mr ItnnaAVAlt
la surely a faithful friend to France.
Ho has manifested friendship to us un
der all circumstances, with perfect dis
interestedness. He has acted aa a
statesman who understands that the
two great republics owe each other
support, since they obey the same
principles to carry out the same work
Jllwl ItflVA tm aMA f rJ a T la a
w aa.nv iuvinvi at) .a m
friend wo ore arolmr to receive, a
friend sincere, just and tenacious. Let
us honor him.
'Theodore Roosevelt appears tome
as a man without fear, who eonwlt
only his own conscience and makes wil
lingly sacrifices to the inspirations
thereof, notwithstanding the conse
quences which might fellow his action."
Man Drinks, Then' It Lost.
Los Angeles, Col., April 21. With
in less than 24 hours after his marriage
to a Los Angele girl, Thomas Hughes,
temperance worker, who had been
engaged in anti-saloon and morality
crusades in Cincinnati, Chicago and
more recently in tan Franclseo and
Oakland, disappeared and hie bride ap
pealed to the police yesterday to find
him. He vanished after taking one
glass of beer, his wife said. Hug MS
married Miss Cora Beck, immediately
after testifying at the trial of a Hotel
proprietor, whose arrest he had caused.
Germans Aid Rift" Tribesmen.
Gibraltar, April 21. Wha. the
Spanish govern ealje a "watoh,"
but which really aaounU to a block
de, of the Riff ooaat ha been ,stan
Hihed in an effort to stop the lading
of arms for the native. Several Saan
h fighting eraft, varying from battle
ships to torpedo boats, art engaged in
the service. It is well known, Hers
tht the Riffs have never eeated their
Kuerilla warfare" gainst Spain' and mt
late it kaa been aetieed that the na
tives are bettor anaed." Germans are
pecUd, of eappfyiag the weapons.
Ape tie' preed Dropped.
Newjtafci, Cam., , April 21. A
new coikfeeaton' farth wMek drops
the Apoeilea' Creed and require ne
rmal expression a to Mm tWvinMy at
Christ haa bean TirrtT. by' tit Jiaitns
"d will be ptsiintii for 'adoption- by
the Center shank, Cttwtfattoaal, of
thit'clty, an tneta whtefc ha
strictly hM to fnritan ertfcodoxy for
.more than SM years. New Metnban
W'I1 only hay to pJedga tbttattirt to
a belief ia a algher life W purpose:
Aviator Break Record.
CharleviUe, Vranee, April 1. The
aviator, Remr flower, Meav
a raavarkabTTfea toder, wbtok
Mayer , seated ftr
SM-I a tUftt at
HARRIMAN LINES PROSPEROUS
Train Service It Improved and Equip
Chicago, April 20. "Thero novcr
was a tlmo when tho Hnrrlman lines
were in better condition physically or
whin they had hotter prospects," sold
J. C.Stubbs, vlco president and traffic
director of tho Hnrrlman system to
day. "Thoy nro ordering now equip
ment, increasing tho train sorvico and
facilities everywhere and glvo prom I bo
oi continuing tho improvements."
Mr. Stubbs has just returned to Chi
cngo from a flvo wcoks' inspoctlon tour
over tno entire system lit tho United
States and in Mexico.
"Doublo-tracklng on the Union Pa
cific Is being pushed as rapidly as pos
sible, and as soon a tho work can be
accomplished the entire line from
Omaha to Oeden will have two tracks.
Roundly peaking, COO miles of tho
1,000 havo been finished, and tho en
tire lino from Omaha to San Francisco
is now protected by block signals. It
is probable that the San Pedro llno'will
be open for itrafflc much earlier than
COLORADO COUNCIL TO
Boulder, Colo., April 20. An ordin
ance to prohibit the wearing of long
dreates on the street of Boulder waa
introduced in the city council laat
night It provide that "it shall be
unlawful for any person whose wear
ing apparel or skirt shall be of such
length aa to trail upon the ground and
become a dust sweeper or otherwise
oonoxiou to tne public health and re
a ... . r. . ...
fined taste, to appear upon any side
walk in this city."
The document I entitled "An ordi
nance to promote public health and
concerning displays upon the slde
walks," which was interpreted by one
alderman to mean that "if the council
intended to deflno the. length of
skirt one way it must alto deflno It the
other way." Tho ordinance was urged
by the Women s club.
OLD BUDGET INTRODUCED.
Lloyd-George Oommentt Upon De-
create In Whisky Consumption.
London, April 20. David Lloyd
George, chancellor of tho exchequer,
re-Introduced last year' budget in the
houso of commons today. Ho declared
that he realised that tho present deficit
of $131,240,000 would be mora than
wiped out when all arrears had been
collected and that there would be an
actual surplus of $14,800,000.
If the budget had been passed as
usual laat year, he said, there would
have been a surplus of $21,000,000.
The chancellor commented upon the
remarkable decrease of 32 per cent In
the consumption of whiskey, a decrease
that he attributed mainly to the extra
duty Imposed. The lot in the revenue
from spirits, a compared with the c
tlmated figure, wa $14,000,000.
PINCHOT POLICIES HIT.
Colorado Commission Wants State to
Control Power Sites.
Denver, April 20. The Colorado
Conservation commission today adopt
ed a resolution declaring for exhaus
tive state control of watorpower sites.
The resolution, which turned down the
PInchot policies as outlined by Jomc
R. Garflold, In his address last night,
read as follow:
"Resolved, That as tho waters of
this state aro the property of tho
state, the powers developed by such
water should remain forever under con
trol of the stato, and that all legists
tlon tending to abridge or restrict such
control be discouraged."
Famous Sealer Missing.
Victoria, B. C, April 20. Captain
Charles Spring, son of Captain Wil
liam Spring, the founder of the British
Columbia pelagic aealing. haa been
miating since January 1 under circum
stances almost conclusively Indicating
that b ha been loat with hi steam
Iauneb7 on which he had embarked on a
cruia around Vancouver Island In
search ef new oyster bed. He wa
known to have spent New Year's Eve
at Pender island, but since then no tid
ing either of the launch or it owner
have reached bis family.
One Pittsburg Grafter Guilty.
PitUburg, April 20. Guilty a In
icted, with a recommendation for ex
'(km. mercy from the court, was the
verdict returned todav in the case of
ex-Councilman M, L. Swift Jr., the
. at. a t ' . M A . . . M. lt
tint oi tne yictima oi tne grau scanaa
nut on trial on the chartre of bribery.
The jury wa out one hour and 45 min
ute. Attorney Marshall, for the de
fense, announced a new trial would be
asked. Assistant district attorney W.
K. Seymour tonight said Judge Fraser
had signified his intention of consider
ing the recommendation for mercy.
Jail Beats Taxpaying,
Rafton, 111., April 20. Because J.
J. Kaon, a Sociallstleadar, refuses to
pay a poll tax, of $1.60, be began this
afterneen te serve six month in jail.
The eity ball baa been eenverted into
a jail by screening the window with
chicken wire and Kaon declare be will
terv hi full ftitae rethertkea. pay the
tax or work it oat at 7$ eeeto a day.
Hp hold aeb ataxia unto nU tot teaal.
Keen's meal will be token from the
city' leading hotel
Tart Atkeel'W Pardee,
' Washington, April ). Rpreenta-
Mva nulUaak! at Indiana, presented to
President Toft today a petition for, lb
pardon of Joan Jv. w mm, in vnieage
banker. The petition wa signed by
e aaa aaatlnUnt nf the Seaend Indiana
soagreeeionol district, Into which the
railroad built by Mr. wawn exiene.
TWa nrasLiant directed that the Peti
tion be referred to the department of
jaaOoe to follow the usual course.
Storm Menace Fruit Crops.
WLnabeator, Va., April 20,-Snow
and bail fall at interval this morning
awr the faaH beH of Northern Vir-
atot The tosrmnntor baa taken a
ISfci tatfbla, faWag degree
BRIEF HEPORT OF
WORK OF NATION'S LAWMAKERS
Washington April 26. With Sena
tor Dolllvor criticising in pointed
Western phraseology tho Crawford'
Elklns amendment to tho traffiic nirrec
ment provision of tho railroad bill and
Senator Root supporting tho samo pro
vision in caroful legal argument, tho
senate today was tho sccno of an Inter
Tho Iowa senator showed resentment
at tho interference of tho ndminlstra
tlon in the proposed legislation, whilo
Mr. Root said tho oxnerienco of tho
cxccutlvo branch of the government
had suggested tho necessity for such
At the close of tho discussion Elklns
mado an effort to obtain nn agreement
for a vote ten days hence, but failed
because of the objection of La Follette.
Declaring the obligations of tho rail
road companies to bo in reality a part
of tho public debt, Dolllver said within
tho last few years "right under tho
nose of congress and in the midst of
the Roosevelt era, liabilities have been
contracted by the 'railroad exceeding
the $3,000,000,000 of public debt which
the country found saddled upon it at
the close of the civil war, which our
children will have to pay after we are
These debts have been contracted, he
said, by irresponsible railroad men to
permit the harmonizing or tholr inter
est and without adding one dollar'
worth of railroad facilities.
Ho waa satisfied, whatever was done,
tho government should keep an eye on
and control the aotlona of the railroads.
Ho waa of the opinion that the pending
bill paralyses present control.
Washington, April 23. Represent
ative Francis Burton Harrison, of Now
York, introduced a resolution in tho
house today calling on the president
for all tho fact In connection with tho
Investigation and report of solicitor
William 1". Hepburn of the treasury,
department, upon alleged fraud at
New York in 1801.
"Colonel Hepburn," said Mr. Harri
son today, "has been quoted to tho
effect that frauds in tho Now York
customs sorvico, similar to those which
mrhnrrl Parr rlntirm in hnvn rltamv
cried, were discovered by him 10 years
ago. Colonol Hopburn, Mr. White
head, appraiser of the port of New
York, and Mr. Chance, treasury agent,
submitted In 1801 a report showing
that Importers wero defrauding tho
government of million of dollars.
"Whether that report was lost or
suppressed, It is certainly important
that we know whether it be true that
these custom fraud have been known
to the government officials for to long,
especially aa Richard Parr I now try
ing to collect several hundred thousand
dollar from the government for dis
covering such fraud. "
An understanding wa reached today
In the senate committee on privilege
and election that a vote would be tak
en next Wednesday on the question of
reporting the bill providing for publi
city of contributions to national cam
Washington, April 22. Beginning
it aesilon at 11 o'clock today In an
entanglement over the question of a
quorum, the senate adjourned a few
minute before 5 o'clock, when It waa
unablo to muster enough members to
The debate on the section of the bill
permitting the railroad to enter into
traffic agreement continued through
out the afternoon, the principal partic
ipant being benator Crawford,
Sutherland, Clapp, Elklns, Cummins
For the most part the controversy
partook of what to a layman would be
considered hairsplitting, the" chief con
tention being whether tho provision in
the Crawford amendment making
agreement "subject to the approval
of the Interstate Commerce commis
sion" has the effect of requiring this
approval before the agreements take
After the pro and con of this ques
tion had been presented at some length
It appeared for a few moment as
though a vote might be obtained.
The aye and noe had been ordered
when Senator Dolllver expressed de
sire to be heard on the amendment
He did not want to proceed at so late
an hour and some friendly senator
raised the point of no quorum.
The Dixon long and short haul
amendment to the Elklns interstate
commerce bill now before the senate
will probably be defeated because the
lumber senator, who at nrat glance
were inclined to favor this provision,
have become convinced that Coast ter
minal rate should not bo robbed of
advantage that come to, them by rea
son of their water competition.
Washington, April 21. Traffic
airreement consumed the entire time
given by the senate today to the rail
road bill and they were under consid
eration when the senate adjourned.
Senator Cummins held the floor
throughout He spoke against the
section permitting such agreement
and against the Crawford, substitute
Declaring his intention of denounc
ing any legislation that nullified the
Hawlty Urges Oregon Items
Wuhliu'ton. Anrll 20. ReDresenta-
tive Hawlev baa been In conference
with Chairman Alexander, of the
bouse committee on rivers and harbors,
urging him to accept all Oregon
aBAiulaasnte.tn tka river and harbors
bill made py the senate, Including the
Cooaille and Sluslaw rivers' and the
Oregon Oity locks. Alexander said he
understood these amendments were all
baaed upon recommendation ef army
engiaessa, eubtltttd to congr, and
in that event be intimated tbajre would
probably, be no serious objection.
Means Reorganisation of Senate,
Wubtiurtnn. Aaril 21 The retire-
nf SwiatAr Neloon.W. AUrieh at
the close of hi term in 1911 nseana the
complete reorganization o the senate,
according to some leaders. The iasur
ant mra hlrhlv nleasad: tha "old
guard" members are clearly disconcert
ed. r The insurgent Dajteye taat mere
a ehanse ll lae oaianee i power
ui nam into their band and that Ue
u1m" wiM leas ah grip oa th
nnti-trust law, as this provision did.
ho sald.that tho utllmato purpose of
tho legislation was to allow tho rail
roads to fix tholr own rates without
first submitting them to tho Interstnto
Commerca commission. Without tho
establishment of rates any traffic
ngrccment must bo vaguo and of littlo
Mr. Elklns said Mr. Cummins' con
tention for approval of rates in ad
vanco was impracticable and absurd.
Ho said that from 8,000 to 10.000
pcoplo wcro now employed by tho rail
road companies in establishing rates
and ho asserted that tho Interstnto
commerca commission must havo great
forces of exports to carry out Mr.
"I am not ready to stand hero and
destroy the entire freight traffic struc.
turo of tho railroads," ho said, "and I
don't believe that tho peoplo demand
we should do so."
Ho said ho did not want tho antl
trust law repealed, but ho did dcslro to
assist In rcliovintr tho cxccutlvo off!
clal of the embarrassment they And
themselves under enforcing the law.
The extent of the Guggenheim con
trol of transportation and mineral in
tc rests in Alaska waa discussed by
Delegate Wickersham today before the
house committee on territories, In con
nection with a hearing on bills that
would provide for Federal guarantee of
bond issued by the Alaska railroads.
Washington, April 20. In his maid'
en speech in tho senate, delivered to
day on the railroad bill, Senator Fur
cell, of North Dakota, sharply criti
cised the president and the attorney
general. He practically charged a
purpose of to transforming the 8u
promo court a to insure such construc
tion of tho proposed law as to supplant
and nullify antagonistic state laws and
Ho was dealing with tho merger
provision of the bill, and having stated
that the North Dakota stato constitu
tlon prohibited tho consolidation of
railroad lines, ho contended that under
decisions of the Supremo court it had
been held that questions of this charac
tor wcro subject to stato control.
Tho Pickett conservation bill, auth
orizing tho president to make with
drawals of public lands for purposes of
conservation, was passed by tho house
today. No record voto was taken, the
llnal passage or tho bill being unanl
Aa passed, the bill Is practically in
the form it was introduced by Mr.
Pickett, of Iowa, it being stated that
in that form it had had the approval of
the president Under its terms the
president is authorised to withdraw
from location public lands for public
uses, and for examination 'and classlfi
cation to determine their character and
value. These withdrawals, the bill
provides, are to remain in force until
revoked by the president or by con
Representatives Burleson, of Texas,
and Lever, of South Carolina, both
authors of proposed remedial legisla
tion in favor of the oleomargarine pro
duct, advocated their measures.
Mr. Burleson urged repealing the
tax on oleomargarine and dairy pro
duct and substituting an annual II
conso for manufacturers.
Washington April 10. Tho an
nouncement of tho prospective retire
ment of Senator Halo from the senate,
following so closely on a similar an
nouncement regarding Senator Aldrlch,
seemed to havo a stunning effect on
tho senate. That tho oldest of tho
senator in point of service should vol
untarlly decide to retire from tnat
body was scarcely loss of a surpriso
than that the recognized leader should
have decided upon a similar step. Most
of the senators declined to make any
comment Mr, Halo was In tho senate
building early in the day, but kept
aioor irom oiner senators ana irom vis
"Who will be the leader of the sen
ate now?" waa asked of Senator Dol
"I suppose tho mantle of the leader
ship will bo deposited In the Smithson
ian institution, together witn oiner
relics of al dlscsrded and abandoned
system," replied the Iowa sensor.
Aa he was leaving the White House
Speaker Cannon was asked If the, re
tirement of Senator Aldrlch and Sena
tor Hale would have any Influence on
him or other members of the house,
He declared that tho senators had been
influenced wholly by considerations of
health. Politics, be believed, did not
enter Into their determination.
The river and harbor bill, carrying
an appropriation of about $52,600,000,
was passed by the senate today. There
were no material amendment but
there was considerable debate over
The bouse military committee, at
the conclusion of a hearing today, was
on the verge of favorably reporting
Senator Jones' bill directing the salo
of the Walla Walla military reserva
tion to Whitman college at loU an
acre, when the chairman received a
telegram, algned by John AnKeny and
one Johnson, of Walla Walla, offering
to buy the reservation at $300 per acre;
Negro Soldiers Guilty.
Washington, April 21. The mill
tary. court of inquiry has reported a
finding'that the evidenco clearly sus
tained the charge that the Brownsville
snooting was done by soldiers of the
Twenty-fifth Infantry (colored.) The
report was submitted to the secretary
of war. The court declared that if the
officers of the regiment-hod performed
their duty immediately prior to the
shooting the affray .could not have oc
curred, and' if they hod acted immedi
ately after the shooting, some of the
guilty men would have been discovered.
Appalachian Bill Reported.
Washington, April 20. The till
creating the Southern Appalachian and
Whit Mountain forest reserve waa fa
vorably reported today from tho com
mittee on agriculture in the house.
The purpose of the bill is to preserve
watershed by eonervation of tree
and reforestation where necessary.
The bill Is designed to conserve navi
gaUa rivers, but the ftrat apaUeation
ssntossplattd ia to tba ftrat reserve
HO &XMAHD FOB PXACTJTS.
We Don't Uwarr Ennash at Home
and Bar Foreign Land.
Do the people of this country like
peanuts? Well, It consumption Is an
Indication of tasto wo should unhes
itatingly .decldo that Americans are
fond of thorn. For Instance tho (in
ures show that last year we Imported
from Japan alone very noarly 5,000,000
pounds of tho nuts. We also rccetvad
Bomo from Spain, though wo havo not
the figures, and probably somo from
other European countries. Theso fig
ures of foreign receipts, It must bo re
membered arc merely given to Bhow
that the demand for tho little nuts is
greater than the homo product can
In the southern United States pea
nut growing is a recognized Industry,
tho Montgomery (Ala.) Advertiser
says. In somo of them It Is an 1m
portant one, and In Virginia and the
Carollnas It Is almost a dominating
Industry. In fact tho devotion of Vir
ginians and Carolinians to the culture
and consumption, by tho way
the tpalatable and desirable groundpos
Is among tholr distinguishing char
Many Jokos and pert paragraphs are
written about peanut growing In those
states, but when we get down to solid
tacts we are bound to feel that there's
much more than a Joke In It.
"Take It altogether," remarks a con
temporary, "the American consump
tion of tha product retches a very con
sldcrablo figure Its good service as
food has come to be generally rec
ognized only of comparatively recent
times, but now we are wise enough to
put It to a variety of food uses. Boaan
question has been raised as to the
practicability of relying upon tho Jap
anese peanut, with tho possibility of
deterioration on tho long Journey over
But of that country's exportation last
year we took nearly four-fifths."
There Is no good reason why wo
Amorlcans should feel In any degreo
dependent on the Japaneso for our sup
ply of this food. It they can no
brought to us In sound . and whole
some condition there's nothing wrong
In their importation, Just as we Im
port much other foodstuffs from for
eign lands. At tho samo time, our
own peoplo can raise all that Is needed
at homo and much more, It thoy do-
slro. Tho general knowledgo of tholr
valuo Is becoming universal, and as
that knowledgo Increasos we may ex
pect production to keep up with the
domand. As a matter of fact, tho poa
nut bos about ceased to bo usod to ex
press smallness and Insignificance, for
It has grown out of that by a long
A little Incident which, thanks to
the delightful way In which It is told,
is not wholly depressing, In spite of
Its traglo side, is quoted by Alfred E.
Pease, from a letter of his Quaker
great-grandfather, Edward Pease. As
an Illustration of the old gentleman's
caution of expression and description,
as well as his sensitiveness as regards
responsibility, tho extract is worth
preserving. It deals with a balloon
It Is to ascend from my small field
next to my garden, so that you could
have seen It very nicely, and tho gen
tleman who goes up with It.
I did not much like to lot him have
my field for tho purposo, and told him
I must have tlmo to consider of It,
beforo 1 could glvo him leavo, as he
might fall down and break his neck,
and thon I should bo ready to consid
er somo of tho blame would rest on
mo. Uo said he had been up one hun
dred and fourtoen times, and did uot
I wished him to look for another
place, and would glvo him half a sov
ereign to have nothing to do with It.
As he could pitch on no other spot,
and finding It would be a great disap
pointment to him and tho townspeople,
I roluctantly gave leave, telling him I
would not take any pay for the use
of the field, and should he be killed
by falling from a very great height, as
a gentleman at Newcastle once did, 1
would be clear of It.
The gentleman I have Just named
was to hold down the balloon until It
It wa ready to be let off, and being
busy cracking nuts, he tied the string
round his arm, so when It went up he
was entangled In the string, and when
so high as to be almost out of sight
his arm got loose, and he dropped
down, feet foremost, Into a garden, but
fell with so much force he sunk up
to the knees In the earth and was
Dublin' H4 Haired Club,
Tho Hcd Haired Club of Dublin,
which flourished years ago, was a so
ciety which barred out all whose hir
sute covering was not of the most
pronounced auburn. In order that no
one could gain admission by false pro
tenses It was required at tho initiation
of each member that tho applicant
wash his hair and whiskers in hot
soda ond water, This effectually took
out any "dye" that had been used,
A Spider Muyeratltlon,
There is an old superstition In Eng
Inad that If a spider settles on one's
clothes it Is a sign that be wl(l short
ly receive money. "When a spider Is
found upon our clothes," says an old
writer, "we used to say, 'Some money
Is coming toward us,' The moral Is
this: Such who Imitate the Industry
of that contemptible creature may, by
God's blessing, weave themselves Into
wealth and procuro a plentiful estate."
The Wort lie Knew.
An excited woman rushed up to the
office of a transatlantic steamship line,
pushed her way past a dozen others
and said to the clerk at tho booking
window, "Young man, I want to get to
New York in the worst way,"
He looked at her for a moment and
then said very politely, "The steerage
tickets are sold at the other window,
madam.'' Ladles' Home Journal,
The removal of a coat of nalnt on
a canvas la a church at Wlnkel, Ger
many brought to light a valuable
painting by Jan van Kyck'a pupil,
Money continues to be the greatest
hair vigor, as any woman with twenty
or thirty doll invested la hair aaa
! AN UNLUCKY AERONAUT.
i-roud and lowly, bcgKar and lord,
Over the bridge they go;
R'kb and velvet, fetter and sword,
Toverty, pntnp ond woo.
Laughing, weeping, hurrying ovir,
Hour by hour they crowd along,
Whllo, below, ths mighty river
Sings them alt a mocking song.
Sorrow and song,
Alt Is vanity 'neath the sun
VolVet and rags,
So the world wags,
Until the river no more shall run.
Dainty, painted, powdered and gay,
Itolloth my lady byj ,
rtags-and-tatters, over the way,
Carries a heart as high.
Flowers and dreams from countr
Dust and din through ctty skies.
Old men creeping with tholr shadows,
Children with their sunny eyes
Sorrow and song,
All Is vanity 'neath the sun
Velvet and rags,
So the world wags.
Until the river no more shall run.
Storm and sunshine, peace ahd strife,
Over the bridge they go;
Floating on the tide of life,
Whither no man shall know,
Who will miss them there to-morrow,
Waifs that drift to the shade or sunt
one away with their tongs and sor
Only tho river still flow on.
Frederick E. Weatherby.
At the Door.
i thought myself Indeed secure,
Bo fast the door, so Arm tho lock
Hut, lot he toddling come to luro
My parent ear with timorous knock
My heart were stone could It with
stand The sweetness of my baby' plea,
That ttmorc" baby knocking, and,
"Pleaao let mo In, It's only mo."
t threw aside the unfinished book,
Itegardlese of Its tempting channel
And, opening wlda tho door. I took
My laughing darling In my arms.
Who knows but In eternity
I, like the truant child, shall watt
The glories of a life to be,
Oeyond the heavenly Father's gate?
And will that heavenly Father heed
The truant's supplicating cry
As at tht outer door I plead,
"'TIs I, O Father, only ir
oaxjax gxoxixa a oubsb.
-Ivlle ef rraellee el Hladoee Ha'
roaafcf to the Weet I !.
In California and down through Cen
tral America and tht Wttt Indies tht
praotlct of smoking ganjah, or Indian
hemp, has been Introduced within re
cent years. A rubber planter from
British Honduras, who Is familiar with
tht Paclfio coatt and all tropical Amer
ica, described tht practlct and some
of Its eKtcta tht othtr day, the Now
Ycrk Sun taya.
"Oanjah smoking," he said, "follows
the Hindoo. The plant is indigenous
to the tropics and was used to a
limited extent by the Aztect of Mexi
co, In India It bat been a curso
"When the East Indian laborer was
Introduced Into the West Indict about
thirty yean ago ho brought it with
him and revived and encouraged tne
use of the weed among tho natives.
More recently he did the tamo evil
turn for California, so that at the pres
ent tlmo ganjah smoking Is prevalent
from tha Canadian border to Panama.
"The plant needs no cultivation. It
grows luxuriantly, usually In patches,
wherever tho cllmato Is warm and the
ground Is moist. The leaves are
charged with a powerful narcotic, and
tht method of use merely consists of
gathering them when they ore half
dry, cramming them Into a plpo and
Inhaling tht heavy white smoke,
"Ten or twelve Inhalations produce a
pleasant stupor. This gives way to a
buoyancy of limb and a desire for ac
tion. The smoker becomes very quar
relsome and is obsessed with the Idea
of blood. This is backed up by a con
viction of his own courage, no mat
ter how timid be may be In his nor
mal state. As the drug gain further
hold upon him he matches up tht
first weapon at band and rushes forth
"Wherever ganjah Is smoked murder
1 a comparatively common crime.
Most Hindoos are physical cowards,
but on the other band they do not
regard death with horror. Some of
them believe In the transmigration of
souls, whllo the nioro Ignorant think
that their disembodied spirit are pap
mltted to return to India to dwell
among their friends and relatives who
are still In the flesh. Therefore when
they have a grouch against anyono
tLey use gsnjah to key themselves up
to the point of killing him and do
not worry about the consequence.
"Taken In smaller quantities, say
five or six Inhalations, and on an
empty stomach, the drug has the effect
of Imparting an unnatural energy.
Tasks requiring great strength and
pewer of endurance become easy, and
for several hours tho smoker feels no
"The persistent use of ganjah weak
ens the brain and Impairs physical
strength. The victim becomes
Waatlay Her Opyortanltlee,
"She's a positive bore,"
"Yes, she talks nothing but muslo
tnd art and her neighbors are always
doing something Interestingly scandal
ous." Detroit Free Press.
Mast That tho women should crow
They simply won't do aa they ua'ter;
i'hey not only want to poso as the hen,
Cut wear what belongs to tho rooster,
Keeping It Dark.
Mis Kidder B'shl Carrie has dyeo
her hair black. Don't tell anybody.
Miss Askltt Is It a secretr
Mis Kidder Ye. She want U
keep It dark. Boston Globe.
Don't tall a lie, ualtt you art wlu-
M to tat Ur
JPASXOTS AND TXZIK GARB.
Beet Method of Treattnsr Mrd That
Ia riarthtn of Hnmanltr-
A parrot from time Immemorial ho
boon tho pet and plaything ot men,
women and children, and chiefly be
loved ono knows not why of royalty,
prima donna and eminent men ot sci
ence It Is woll known that parrot
attain a grcnt ago, and thero Is still
ono living that belongod to Gcorgo IV.,
and he Is far from being tho oldest
bird In England.
There is yet another Illustrious par
rot who has gained considerable fame
In tho consulting room of a famous
London norvo specialist, and calls up
on tho patients to "kiss him quick,"
and "havo done with It," and has ovon
been heard to murmur "fine girl" after
the exit of a lady from the room, the
London Dally Mall says.
Whether parrots do or do not know
what they aro talking about Is a moot
question, but the writer of theso line
has at least bad personal acquaintance
with one parrot who bad glimmerings
To leave parrots In particular for
parrots In general tho question arises:
What is the best way to treat them?
As to their food, It should be seeds
canary, hemp (but not too much),
millet, bolted malzo, Unseed, rape, and
tho like. Bread soaked In hot wnter
Is good, given twice a day, and fruit
In moderation and In variety is whole
some, such as grapes, apples and pears,
an occasional raisin and lottuco.
Gray parrots are very fond of rice,
and almost all parrots appreciate rice
iiuddlng, and have a taste, too, for
bread and butter. Meat is bad for
tbem. Clean, fresh wood should ba
given them to gnaw, bits ot elm, birch,
lurch and chestnut. Fresh dry gravel
must be sprinkled at tht bottom of
tho cage every day and fresh water b
put In the gloss.
It is Important that parrot should
have tho opportunity to stand flat
footed. So If tho cago has wires at
the bottom it It well to rcmovo them.
Always to havo his claws clasping a
round perch Is Injurious to any bird,
and two perches of different slzo ara
advisable, ao that he may change hla
posture at will.
When a parrot continues to scream
he wants water or food, or feolt 111
and uncomfortable, or maybe It merely
dull. Music, which he loves, will cheer
him up at all times, '
A parrot learns to talk only front
one who speaks very slowly and dis
tinctly to him, nnd preferably when
he Is about to fall asleep. Last, but
not least, a parrot should be carefully
covered at night.
THE SPIRIT OF ABVINIUU.
An Amsrlcan woman who travel
much abroad tolls this story ot an eld
erly gentlewoman who could surely
have qualified for membership la Clem
ent Shortor's proposed "Jane Austin
Sisterhood." "We met her," says tha
Udy, "at a pension In Florence, where
she waa nominally chaperoning hsr
two nieces, energetic, robust American
girls, who wore determinedly and un
"Tht little old lady had long ago
given up tho attempt to keep up with
them, and used to sit all day long la
tht dreary pension parlor, reading
soveral-weeks'-old papers from home.
Sho never went out alone, for the nar
row, crooked stroots confused her hope
lessly, and sho was In constant terror
of getting lost.
"Bevoral time wn persuaded her to
go with us; but she was a sensitive
little old lady, afraid of troubling peo
ple, and worried so constantly lest
sho might bo a burden to us that aha
was hardly ablo to enjoy the trips. Bo
we reluctantly loft hor to her own de
vices, and wont to Flesole for a ftw
"When we returned to Florence the
first person we met nt the door ot
the pension was the little old lady.
She had evidently Just come in, tor
her outdoor things were still on, and
there was a rosy color In her cheeks.
She greoted us warmly; and when I
asked her In great surprise If she had
been out alone, sho drew me over to
a corner of tho ball and answered
happily, while the fumbled something
In her bag:
" 'Yes, my dear, evtry day since you
have been gone I have taken a walk
all by myself.' Then, taking a hug
pleco of white chalk from her bag, she
held it up triumphantly,
"'See,' she whispered, proudly. 'I
make a littlo white cross with this oa
every third house, so I can go all
arcund alone and find my way back
SAILORS OWN FORT.
About m Thuuannd Old Seamen at
Hnuir Ilarbur All tbe Time,
There are now about 1,00 Inmate
ot tbe Sailors' Snug Harbor. Almost
all nations aro represented, but overy
foreigner must havo sailed at least
ten yeurs under tho American flag
(native born, flvo years),
Besides proving the extent of hi
sea service the applicant must show
that bo Is disabled and Is without
means of self-support, About 100 In
mates die each year, and a the num
ber ot admissions usually equals tha
loss by death, the population ot tha
harbor remains at about tbe same fig
ure. Tht average age of men admitted
is 61 years, and tbe average age at
death is 71. Of the men admitted
last year, says the Metropolitan, on
bad boen at sea for sixty years; the
shortest period of sea service was six
To settle tho question whethor en
gineers, firemen, waiters, stowards and
all tho varied employes ot steam ves
sels can bo regarded as prospective
hcli s under Randall's will, tho trustee
summoned legal aid and finally evolved
the following rule ot guldanco: A
Bailor Is ono who ia concerned with
tho working ot the ship. According
to this rather arbitrary definition
many who spend their Uvea on ship
board are held Ineligible and for many
rears tbe applications of engineers and
firemen were steadily denied, but they
aro now admitted, although the tact to
not generally known among them.
A colored man never stall falatlm.