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STIMULATED BY WAR
INVESTORS DO BEST WORK OUR-
INQ CLASH OF ARMS.
. Value of Antl-Typhotd Inoculation
Flrtt Apparent During Britlsn-Boer
Conflict Water Wlrslees Im
portant Dlacovtry. .
i. War ia at best a dismal, wasteful
taurines. Yet there li one thing about
it It stimulates the bralni ot Inven-
ton, and chemlita and aclentlita tn all
the eountrlei Involved are working at
high pressure. -
; Some are busy about purely mili
tary inventions, some to evolve sub
stitutes tor materials of industry, oi
which the Import has suddenly ceased,
others again are working for the bene
fit of the sick and wounded.
It was the Boerrwar.:whlch taught
us the value of antityphoid inoculation,
Nowadays, not only soldiers, but trav
elers and explorers and all those who
may have to risk drinking Impure wa-
: ter go in for this inoculation, which in
the long run will probably put an end
to the ravages ot one of mankind's
' The present war has already seen at
least three Important new medical in-
ventlona, the most valuable of which
Is undoubtedly the new serum called
: Coagulen is the v. invention ' ot the
great Swiss surgeonT Professor Kocher.
It is in the form of a powder, which,
before use, is mixed with water Ap
plied to a wound, it almost instantly
coagulates the blood and stops, the
bleeding, whether external or internal.
It shortens surgical operations and
makes them less dangerous. - The
French medical headquarters speak
most highly of coagulen. It will, no
doubt, come Into general use in all sur
Professor Prauher, an Austrian doe
.. tor, has discovered - a preventive
' against typhus. It is a mixture con
taining anlsot, which almost instantly
destroys the hitherto invulnerable in
sect which transmits the Infection of
spotted typhus. -
The odd thing about the discovery
is that it came by chance. The pro
fessors assistant was told to use anise
. oil in the mixture which was being pre-
J area. Instead he put in anisoL
I A third invention which wiU be al
most as useful in peace as in war is,
a method for taking almost instanta
neous X-ray photographs. Hitherto an
exposure of many minutes has been
. necessary for X-ray photos. ,
I The searchlight has hardly been im
proved since 1886, when the first per
fect parabolic mirror was produced.
- The chief disadvantage of the March
light has been that it could not be
used in a ship that had not an electrlo
; - This has now been changed. A ner
searchlight has been evolved In which
mixture of acetylene and oxygen is
jburnt and the flame played on a small
ipellet of ceria, which emits aa amaz
ing powerful light The outfit is quite
illgbt and portable and can be carried
'and used by two men. It will be most
valuable both on sea and land.
t I Water wireless is another product of
this tremendous struggle, which will
probably in the future save thousands
of human lives from collision at sea.
; At present it is being used for the de
tection ot submarines; in the future
passenger vessels will find it invalu
able in times of fog.
j The French have a new air bomb
which, when it bursts, produces cold so
intense that the aviator who first used
..them in November last has placed It on
record that he distinctly felt the chill
at a height ot 800 feet It is suggested
that a modification of these bombs will
prove extremely useful in fire fighting,
. and will enable firemen to get to close
quarters with the Intense flame pro
duced by the burning of oli wells.
FIND LOOT HIDDEN 35 YEARS
Recalls to Old Inhabitant Indian Mae-
' sac re of Early Days In
Leo Williams, a prominent cattle
man of the Hlmbres valley, and one
of hS assistants, Jack Reynolds, were
scouting around In the Goodslghl
mountains adjoining the cattle ranch
of J. 0. Kerr at Florida Station, 1?
miles northeast ot Doming, N. M
when they saw under the ledge of a
rock the end of a bolt ot calico. They
Immediately procured tools and com
menced.to dig, and were rewarded for
their efforts by finding a regular dry
Subsequent to the visit ot Williams
and Reynolds an exploring party,
consisting of James 0. Kerr, Stgmuod
Lindauer, Ralph A. Lynd, Leo Wil
liams, Jack Reynolds and Wlllard B.
Holt, drove to the spot where the dis
covery was made, and upon further
Investigation and a few hours' digging
unearthed gunnysacks, saddle blank
ets, Spanish bridle bits, parts ot guns,
a hatchet and various other pieces of
merchandise. Including - fine . hand
made crochet ' work and laces, the
whole including a score or more of
bolts ot cloth, much of which was in
a fair state of preservation and some
of it just as good as It was the day it
The unearthing ot this supply - of
merchandise recalls to SIgmund Lin
dauer, one of the veteran merchants
of Demlng, who Is known all over the
southwest the fact that 85 years ago
there occurred In the Hagdalena can
yon, about eight miles from the scene
ot this discovery, a massacre by
Apache Indians under . the leader
ship ot Chief Victoria. According to
Mr. Llndauers memory ot the trag
edy, an ox wagon train was en route
from the Rio Grande valley to Stiver
City with a consignment ot goods. - It
appears that the entire party was
massacred. -- -. .
After the massacre, which, accord
ing to all indications was a total de
struction of the entire wagon train.
the goods were taken to this secluded
spot and burled under the overhang
ing rock, the first covering being na
tive bay and the second covering
aotol weeds and lastly about a foot of
earth. Evidently the Indians left the
end ot one bolt of cloth sticking out
to mark the spot when their plunder
The history of the Indian raids tells
ot the subsequent killing of this band
of Apaches, although their leader was
allowed to live several years there
after. Chief Victoria was a terror to
the Southwest prior to the time the
notorious Geronlmo and his depreda
tions formed a part of the history of
the Apache tribes.
Unique Bird-Box Exhibit
Chambersburg, Pa., held a bird-box
exhibit in the high school lately, and
Our Dumb Animals tells ua about It
Boxes and bouses to the number of
258, of all colors, shape and sixes, be
sides a row of Interesting nest places
mads of gourds 60 years old, comprised
the exhibition. The prizes were beau
tiful bird houses and books. Kindly
criticism of the children's work was
followed by painstaking Instruction as
to how it could be Improved. They
learned that birds do not like strong
colors, or too ornamental houses; that
they are attracted by quiet tints; that
certain birds prefer an entrance placed
high, others low, etc.; that tbey are
varied tn their tastes and habits and
particular about having the home that
exactly suits tbem.
Soil Yielde Abundan Crops.
In some of the Island of the West
Indies there are areas of cane which
have yielded fair crops for twenty
years without replanting. In Cuba
the most progressive planters usually
allow no more than five or six
"ratoon crops, the fields being then
replanted. The soil Is so rich that
rotation ot crops has apparently mot
been found necesst
MADE PROFIT OF HIS VISIT
Unexpected Call of Fsderewekl ' la
Turned to Good Account by
Muale Teaoher. :
-' Paderewski arrived in a small west
ern town about noon one day and de
cided to take a walk in the afternoon.
While strolling along he heard a piano
and, following the sound, came to a
house on which was a sign reading;
"Hiss Jones. Piano Lessons 25
Cents an Hour."
Pausing to listen, he heard the
young lady trying to play one of Cho
pin's nocturnes and not succeeding
Paderewski walked up to the house
and knocked. Hiss Jones came to the
door and recognised htm at once. De
lighted, she Invited htm in and he aat
down and played the nocturne as only
Paderewski can, afterward spending
an Hour in correcting her mistakes.
Hiss Jones thanked htm and he de
Some months afterward he returned
to the town and again took the same
soon came to the home of Miss
Jones and. looking at the sign, read:
"Miss Jones. Piano Lessons 81 an
Hour. (Pupil of Paderewski.)''
Faith and Oood Work.
One Sunday morning a woman who
lived in a country district was nearly
an hour late to church. Since she was
always very punctual, the parson
greatly wondered and questioned her
at the close ot the service.
"The horse that we were driving,"
answered the woman, "acted as if it
was going to run away, so I got out of
the wagon and walked all the way to
"You shouldn't have been fright
ened, sister," impressively returned
the parson. "You should have put
your trust in Heaven."
I did until the harness broke," was
the quick rejoinder ot the woman,
"and then I Jumped."
The Shell Shortage.
A. J. Drexell, praising the English
volunteer army, said in New York the
"Oxford and Cambridge undergrad
uates fight side by side with coal min
ers. Peers' sons and millionaire'
sons hobnob with plumbers and black
smiths In the ranks.
'There are lota of 'nuts' (dudes) ia
the volunteer army and. the kaiser
finds them pretty bard to crack, too
notwithstanding their lack of shells."
'Do you believe that there ia really
something which can invariably tell
when a man is lying?"
"I know it"
"Ah, perhaps you have seen one of
'Seen one? I married one." Hous
ton Post , ,
'That girl ahead ot us reminds me
of a flower, but I can't recall just
'Oh, look! She's just tripped on a
"Now I know. She's a lady slipper."
"What are those, girlie?"
"To ward off the scorching rays of
sun, eh? I suppose when you want to
keep cool at home you put on a buffa
lo robe kimono." Louisville Courier-
, Leave It to a Woman!
He As it is to be a secret engage
ment, dearest, It would not be wise
for me to give you a ring at nresent
sue Oh, but I could wear it on the
wrong hand, you know, Boston Tran
script, Just It
Clerk Couldn't I sell you a niano-
Smith No, I married one. ,
Clerk I mean a mechanical one.
Smith That's the kind I married,
Taking no Chances. 1
Lady of the House If you wash
your face, I'll give you a meal.
Tramp Better gimme de meal first
lady I'm erfraid yer mightn't recog
nise me. Boston Transcript
Japanese government experts have
succeeded In raising tobacco In Korea
from American seed.
FAMED AS REFORMER
WOMAN. HAS DONE SPLENDID
WORK IN SAN FRANCISCO.
Twenty Years of Active Labor
Crowned With Magnificent Result
Systematic Efforts Have En
abled Her to Do Wonder.
tn Saa Francisco' Chinatown Miss
Donaldlna Cameron Is honored with
two unusual names. Amon the Chi
nese highbinders she Is known aa the
"Female White Devil," among the
girls ot her rescue mission she I
called the "Little Mother." Miss Cam
eron ha been doing rescue work
among the Chinese ot California for
nearly twenty year, and during that
time has rescued 1.500 girls ranging
In age from little tots given away or
sold as slaves by their parents or
natural guardians to grown girls who
had fallen Into the clutches of high
binder. She ha gone at midnight into the
farthest corners of the rookeries that
were the Chinatown ot old Saa Fran
cisco. She has chopped down doors,
crawled on her hands and knees along
secret passages, and tn several In
stances rescued at the point ot tho
ptstol the miserable slave girl who
had appealed to her.
In her rescue work Miss Cameron
does not go after the girls who are
content to live such lives, but to
those who appeal to her or who she
learns wish to get away from It She
has taken more than one girl aa they
were passing along the streets and
forced the Chinese "owner" to go to
court On several occasions she has
been followed and threatened by mobs
of Chinese and their friends.
Of Scotch parentage. Miss Cameron
was born in New Zealand. She came
to America as a young girl and for
twenty years has been employed by
the board ot foreign missions ot the
Presbyterian church for rescue work
among the Chinese ot San Francisco. "
She is paid only $50 a month, and In
sists that she thinks It quite enough.
Once she gets a girl she does not
try to Americanise her or keep her
away from reputable people ot her
own nationality. On tUe contrary, the
girls study Chinese books along with
English and are encouraged to hold
to their own religion.
Since Miss Cameron has learned
that all Chinese girls wish to be mar
ried she does her best for them aa a
matchmaker. She sees that they meet
reputable men who are able and will
ing to give them good homes and
proper treatment Nor does her In
terest cease with their marriage. Her
short vacations are usually spent
visiting girls who have been under her
care and who have married.' She is
entertained as an honored guest and
husbands are said to be careful to
put their best toot forward,
Father Knlcksrbocker's 250 Year.
New York city celebrated laat
Thursday the 850th anniversary of It
municipal government under a mayor
and board of aldermen. t
When Thomas Wlllett was sworn
In as mayor, with his five aldermen,
on June 24, 1685 the date appearing:
as June 14, according to the old cal
endar form, In the early accounts
by the English governor, Richard
, Nicolls, the last vestige of Dutch rule
was obliterated. ,
There was, Indeed, one break, but ot"
so short duration that Its Influence1
was negligible. In 1873, while England
and Holland were at war, Captain
Colve, with small Dutch fleet ap
peared In the harbor. The English
recognized that the fort was no more
able to resist an attack than It was
In the days of Stuyvesant nine year
before, and the Dutch again captured
New York. In lees than a year, when
the European war" ended,' it was re
stored to the English. "n