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1 ORE than four years bave
flown since I steamed up
these classic straits on the
morrow of the most appall
ing catastrophe In human
history, writes Austin West, - corre
spondent of the London Chronicle. In
lesa than half a minute at that dull
December dawn, what the world of
today talks of as '.'the Messina earth
quake" had shattered Into dust, no
fewer, than twenty-four' towns along
the Slculo-Calabrlan seaboard. The
4erastatlon caused by shocks, by tidal
wave and devouring flames extended
orer an area of 100 square miles.
.With just one swipe of his scythe
Death had mowed down nigh upon a
quarter of a million members of hu
Here, banked by mountains and ly
lag snug between tho fiery breasts of
Etna and Vesuvius, slumbers the new
twentieth century Pompeii.
On approaching Its magnificent
nrtckle shaped harbor suggestive of
.'Messina's ancient name of Zankle
one sees that the long, - stately sweep
of palatial facades along the Marine,
which formerly seemed to be playing
a hideous Joke In belying the utter
destruction hidden behind, has lately
' been In part demolished, exposing viv
idly to view that vast necropolis
where almost every crumbled edifice
Is at once an altar and a tomb. The
" harbor works, which ought to have
been among the very first concerns
In reconstruction, are Instead the
most neglected. The government
gave out 100,000 of repair work
nearly a year ago, but the contrac-
tors have not yet started on the Job.
1 found the port much as I had
left It. Tet, so lucky Is Messina by
' virtue of Its natural position that, de
' spite all drawbacks, the world's ships
creasing numbers, and Its port trade
M 'greater than before the disaster.
Neptune Alone Remains.
Wavelets ripple over the sunken
wharves, the quayside and adjacent
streets remain rent asunder In mighty
nps; the Parade all uphoven,
smashed, and Incumbered with rub
bish as when, the tidal wave, 150 feet
In height, retired after Its vent of
herculean asitgatlon. One object
rivets attention. The giant form of
" Neptune, trident In hand, surveys the
scene serenely from the summit of
his superb fountain. The sea has re
spected Its god. Pious folk pointed
me to the survival of this and like
pagan memories, In contrast with the
annihilation of their own sacred
shrines, as proof positive that the
' quake was the handiwork of demons.
Among the most artistic fanes of
Old Messina was the fourteenth cen
tury church of San Nlccolo. Several
months before the calamity a commis
sion of civil engineers reported the
building to the authorities as being
In an exceedingly dangerous condi
tion, and an order was issued for Its
Immediate closure to public worship.
Ban Nlccolo Is the one solitary church
which the great earthquake spared!
' The grand old Norman cathedral
which bravely withstood the upheav
als of 800 years presents an unfor
gettable appearance. Cleared of 1U
mountain of debris, the interior 305
feet long and 145 feet across looks
as though ' it had fallen prey to the
lconoclasm of a barbarian horde.
Sculptured fragmenta of Its glorious
baptistery, pulpit and royal tombs are
piled In the nave. Twenty-two gigan
tic pillars of granite that upheld the
clerestory lie smashed and tumbled
about the pavement In Impressive
What a wonderful hlatory has been
theirs I Centuries before Christ trod
the earth these columns reared their
heads aloft In the famous Temple of
Neptune alongside Charbydla at the
northern extremity of the straits.
From their niches in the massive
outer walls which, to an unequal
height, are all that Is left standing of
the holy place, mutilated statues of
apostles stare around, somo in. amaze
ment, some iu unconcern, or as If
pointing out In muta' melancholy the
havoo encompassing thorn. In a
corner by the west entrance lies the
great peal of quaintly Inscribed bells,
lncrusted with verdigris. Several of
the smaller ones are uneracked. Grass
has grown thick on the ruined wall
topB, over which it Is proposed to ex
tend a roof of light material, and so
preserve the relics as a national
, Rich In Burled Treasure.
The art treasures In this cathedral
were valued at $10,000. The gem
laden high altar erected In 1628 for
enshrining a letter said to have been
sent by the Virgin Mary to the people
of Messina through St. Paul, promis
ing their city everlasting protection
against all calamities was,, perhaps
the costliest In Christendom; for the
bills recently recovered' from the
burled archives show that the price
paid was 3,800,000 lire, or nearly $1-
000,000. The sanctuary, with Its rem
nants of gorgeous mosaic apso. has
been stoutly built around. All photo
graphing Is forbidden, and I was In
formed that the authorities, for some
unascertalnable reason, had ' bought
up or sequestrated all existing pic
tures. The night watchman inside
told me they always had to do duty
in groups, and armed with revolvers,
to repel the Incursions of sacrellglous
depredators; and that, In spite of all,
large quantities of precious mosaic
marbles, statuary and so forth had
Made In Germany.
Jugend has heard of Miss Marie
Lloyd's reception In New York, and
now It publishes a picture of a woman
and a man JUBt landed and standing
before a window In which a brutally
official head appears. There Is this di
Officer Are you a slngert Are you
Singer No; the gentleman accom
panies me only on the plana
Officer Got outl
For Your Travellna Baa.
Brown leather traveling bags, or
any Other brown leather eaoAa mv
be beautifully polished ' by rubbing
mem witn me inside of a banana skin
and then polishing with a soft dry
SUGAR THE STAFF OF LIFE
Tacoma Physician Comes Forward
With Idea That Has Set Scientific
World to Thinking.
The physiologist who discovered
that your' liver and your muscles
manufacture sugar while you sleep
has been . surpassed by the German
physician who uses sugar dissolved
in water as an excellent surgical
dressing for all sorts of wounds.
Drs. Jacques Pansot and Pierre
Mathleu have Just declared that when
animals eat sugar exclusively for long
periods their weight at first decreases,
soon begins to mend and then falls
away again as the diet continues. -
Dr. H. Heald of Tacoma Park, D. C,
disagrees with these laboratory find
ings. He says Bugar Is comparable
to gasoilne. As the .latter Is the fuel
of the internal combustion engine, so
sugar Is the fuel of the human ma
chine. Sugar, he says. Is the staff of
life, and man. can produce more en
ergy from sugar than from any other
A distinguished British heart spe
cialist has lately proved the efficacy
of lump sugar In the treatment of a
man nearly eighty years old who was
dying with a' vicious disease of his
heart. After all the usual remedial
measures had failed one of the maids
asked If there was any objection to
feeding the sufferer lumD suear. The
physician gave his consent and four
lumps were given in a little water.
These were repeated every four hours,
ana m a week ho was a well man.
Doctor Berzeller recommends tn
one of the German medical societies
the use Of powdered suear in the
treatment of old, ill treated and neg
lected cancers. He says the applica
tion of sugar to the fetid nests leg-
sens the disagreeable odor and dis-
cnarges. Furthermore the ceneral
condition of the patient Improves and
an Hemorrhages, cease. Indeed, un
less you have had a long experience
with cancer patients, you are liable
to be deluded into the belief that the
cancer has healed.
The Man With a Job.
Every one has a right to the dis
tinction which titles of nobility are
meant to give, but It is from our work
that we should get them. The grocer.
the trapper, the night watchman, the
cook, is a person fit to be recognized.
Doth by his own timid self and by the
rest of the world. In time the title of
pur Job comes to stand for ub, to en
large our personality and to give ua
permanence. Then it supplements the
standing with which is given us by our
product. To "hold down a Job" gives
ub a place in the world, something ap
proaching the home for which in some
form or other every one longs. "Have
you any place for me?" we ask with
eagerness, for until we find "a place"
we are tramps men without a coun
try. ' ..
A man with a Job has, at least in
embryo, the kind of recognition which
we all crave. He has won member
ship In a club that he wants to belong
to and especially hates to be left out
of. To be In it as a member In full
standing gives a taste of self-respect
and self-confidence. Atlantic.
Bought State House.
Perhaps there are some palliating
circumstances about the case because
the victim was a simple Italian, not
long In this country; but the scheme
Is so old and thin that no one who
reads the papers should get caught.
It was In Boston that Marc Anthony
Otolo, an Italian, met two fellow
countrymen, as he was admiring the
state house. They offered to go Into
partnership with Otolo and buy the
Imposing building. - Otolo was pleased
and bit He gave up his $650, which
was put Into a handkerchief with the
money of the other men. The hand
kerchief was then entrusted to Otolo
while the others sought a lawyer to
draw up the deed. Otolo found it
contained only some newspaper clip
pings. The bunco men haven't been
No Extradition Possible.
The case of Bud Musgrove was
called before the Clay county court
Counsel for Bud rose, divested himself
of a sigh, and addressed the court
"Yo' honor," he said, "this case
cahn't be tried, If It please you-alL"
"These cases must be tried hand
running, counsel," admonished the
court. "Why cahn't Bud's be brought
befo' the bar?"
"If It please the co't," answered
counsel, "Bud's in another state."
"Justice requires that Bud be
brought byeh," ruled his honor. "He
must be extradited. What state Is Bud
"There ain't nobody who can extra
dite Bud right away, yo' honah," In
formed counsel. "He's in a state of
Inebriety, sen." New York Evening
"Thirty cents a word for this stuff?"
exclaimed the editor. "I wouldn't
think of It"
"Sir, I am a famous author."
"That's Juet It You are a famous
author, not a famous pugilist or a suc
cessful spltball pitcher,'
HERE IS SECRET OF FROSTING
Nothing Hard About It, and Most De
licious Confection Will Be
She who hankers to know how It Is
made, that light soft, thick frosting
that la swirled on cakes so tempting
ly, need no longer envy the profes
"Make ordinary boiled frosting,"
says the woman who has discovered
the secret "and after you have beaten
It stiff enough to hold its own firmly
on a cake empty It into a double boil
er. "Place the double boiler over a good
fire that will keep the water in the
lower pan at a brisk boll. Do not stir
the frosting at all, but watch it until
It begins to fudge around the side of
"Then take It from the stove and
beat It In the pan until It Is cool
enough and thick enough to swirl on
your cake, holding Its own in what
ever Irregularities you wish to perpe
"If you let It get too cool it . will
harden In the pan perhaps before you
have finished frosting your cake. This
is specially likely If you have many
little cakes, which take time to cover
one by one. If It does harden a little
hot water beaten in will remedy the
"It is the double boiling that gives
the frosting the ;.enviable fudgy,
"Do not use a knife to put on frost,
lng when you want the frosting to
have a awirly, irregular look. Use a
TO MAKE CORNSTARCH CAKE
Recipe That Has Been Held of Value
for Many Years Is This
Put one-half cup butter In the biscuit
pan and set on back of stove. Put
into your mixing bowl one-fourth cup
milk, one-fourth cup cornstarch, yolks
of two eggs and lemon extract to suit
taste. Beat the two whites and add
them. Put into your flour niftor thro.
quarters cup sugar, one scant cup
flour, m teaspoons baking powder.
Sift these into the other things and
whip together with a few strokes.
Pour In the hot butter and mix It In
with a few light strokes and pour into
the biscuit pan which is still sitting
on the stove and put into the oven to
bake. If you wish It richer, leave out
a bit of the flour. This keeps well and
Is usually nice to eat with ice cream.
Bake a good brown and frost if you
wish; cut in squares. The egg, milk
and extract may be put together any
time and set aside in the safe to wait
The same with the dry Ingredients.
Then, when the tim
oven Is right they may all be whipped
together in such a short time that the
cake making is no longer a bugbear
ui we coo, xry this way of making
cake Just once and you will . never
again make it the old slow way.
Make a good sponge cake. Here Is
one good reclne: Beat hn vniir a
three eggs till they are very light;
add a small cupful of sugar and very
gradually half a cupful of boiling wa
ter. Sift one teaspoonful of baking
powuer witn one cupful of flour, and
add this by degrees; last of all mix
in the stiffly b.eaten whites of the
eggs. Bake in individual tins. When
cold cut a piece from the center of
each. Fill this With nreservmt itr.
berries and put whipped cream all
arouna inem and cut strips of lemon
peel to form handles.
Wash and peel some potatoes, cut
them Into small shreds, about the
thickness of matches, wash and dry
on a cloth; throw them a few at a
time Into plenty of clear, boiling fat;
shake the potatoes about In the fat
until they are crisp and of a deep yel
low color. Drain on a cloth, sprinkle
slightly with salt and serve on a fold
Thfee cups flour, four level tea
spoons baking powder, one-half tea
spoon salt two tablespoons sugar,
about three-quarter cup milks, one
half teaspoon cinnamon, one-half cuj
currants or chopped ralBlns, two table
spoons butter. Mix as for biscuits.
Roll out to one-auarter inch fhlVno..
In a long sheet, brush with butter and
sprinkle with fruit sugar and cinna
mon. Roll like a Jelly roll. Cut oft
pieces three-quarter inch In thickness
Bake in butter tin in hot over and
about 15 or 18 minutes.
Metal towel racks, that have flat
places at each curved end to screw
to a wall will almost donhu ..
paclty of your closet If screwed to the
Douom or me lower shelf. A dosen
garment hangers may be suspended
from each one.
Quick Dutch Cake.
One cup sugar, one tablespoon but
ter, one cup sweet milk, two cups flour,
and three teaspoons baking powder.
Dot with butter and sprinkle with cin
namon and sugar.
r RAISES the DOUGH
' Better than other powdc
' producing light, dainty, whole-
' soma cake and pastries
is nigh grade and I
'moderate in price I
f 25c lb. tin at grocers. I
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Jonesy How did be lose the money
Jinks I'd like to know how he
made the money he lost Kansas
Japan is now encouraging fruit
U On the Alert
Watch for anv sicrn nf
CI distress in the Stom- CI
ach, Liver. or Bowels
and be sure to try
promptly. It will tone
and strengthen those
Q organs and help you n
maintain neaitn ana
vigor at all times. n
GET A BOTTLE TODAY
F YOUR CHILD IS CROSS,
Look Mother! If tongue Is coated,
cleanse little bowels with "Cali
fornia Syrup of Figs."
Mothers can rest easy after giving
California Syrup of Fles." because in
a few hours all the clogged-up waste,
sour bile and fermenting food gently
moves out of the bowels, and you have
a well, playful child again.
Sick children needn't be coaxed to
take this harmless "fruit laxative."
Millions of mothers keen It handv he-
cause they know its action on the
stomach, liver and bowels is prompt
Ask your druggist for a 60-cent bot
tle of "Callfnrnln Aram nf tp
. . r- - v. o t
Which contains dlrnn.Hnna fnr hiMiii
children of. all ages and for grown-ups!
Seldom Willmore, an Englishman,
eniovs the rilHtlnrtlnn nt holnr
- - lug
only European who has' ventured to
appear -at the native bar in Egypt
ir- win . . '
mr. wuimore is a noted Arabic schol
ar, and his nlpndlncu Yinva fillori
native Judges with admiration, for
rareiy nave mey liBtened to such flu
ent, classic Arabic.
u ii ua lorras. among all ages or horses
and dogs, cured and others in the same sta-
f",' 4Sfu lruul nav"g we ntsease with
Sponn's Distemper Cure. Every bottle
juaranteed. Over 600,000 bottles sold last
f? M0 and ,1-00- 000,1 druggists, or
lend to manufacturers. Agents wanted.
Write for free book. Bpohn Med. Co., Spec
Sontagious Diseases, Goshen, Ind.
Tha French parliament has passed
a law which
to large families in poor clrcum-
Cctl Syrup. T.t4 Good. Vt
in nm. sou by DraMliu.