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"Wednesday, Juno 1, 1904.
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i Anyone caught stealing THE TRIBUNE.
t This Is the fatal month when ninny
j men take June brides.
If Are last year's romantic Juno brides
y happy still, or are they doing the house
work? Now patriotism will take n rest until
the sports of the Fourth of July come
V to stir it up again.
) Some of our hoodlums now find that
it Is not quite so enjoyable to be out of
' school, since It is not wrong.
Among those who sincerely mourned
on l'ccor&tlon Day were many who put
up their money at the races.
We trust, however, that the typhoid
germ will not be around so much this
season to give the city doctor trouble.
Russia can now see ways In which
the war might easily have been averted,
if It had only known the Japs could
fight so well.
Having been told by the-Russians
that they cannot capture Port Arthur,
the Japanese feel sure of taking it in
about two weeks.
Will many teachers spend their vaca
j tlon In a happy manner, storing their
minds with useful things, to Impart to
the children the coming year1?
After going to the trouble of crowding
Its cars on Memorial Day, will the com
1 pany have to pay out through damage
HL suits all the money it took in?
Hj By sending six of Its leading men to
St. Louis, unlnstructed, -would not the
j Utah Democracy show that it wanted
its votes cast for six candidates on
Water Is now up under Saltalr pavll
fr. ion! Think of that, you who have been
in the habit of dry-vanding and sunning
yourselves out beyond, for the last year
Ha or two! It almost makes one feel like
as if old times were coming again.
The reassembled Illinois State Repub
llcan convention takes hold right where
it left off. There are no changes worth
mentioning In the ballotlngs. The con
ventlon should adopt the old rule which
always brings results; to drop the low
est candidate after every ballot, and eo
on until only two are left, one of which
Hf is bound to win. There seems no other
HT way out of the Illinois trouble, and the
sooner this rule Is adopted the better.
The Cuban reciprocity treaty lias cer
tainly stimulated trade between that
country and this. Tho Department of
Commerce and Labor reports that dur
Ing the first quarter of the present year
our Imports from Cuba were 523.217,180,
compared with 511,943,537 for the like
period of 1903; and our exports for the
llrst quarter of the present year were
$0,495,149. compared with 53,211,063 for
Hfr the first quarter of 1903. At this rate
M Cuba gets the better of tho bargain.
soiling us more than three times as
much as she buys of us. But that was
the .sugar-shipping seaaon. ani It Is
possible that the year's figures may
correct the Inequality, in some degree
The Hon. Robert Roberts Ilitt. ac
claimed by the Republicans of Illinois
Vr as their candidate for Vice-President,
would be a first-class candidate, and he
seems about the only man mentioned In
connection with that nomination
who did not at once set up a wail and
decline. Though in his seventy-first
VM year, he Is a tchii of un-.mpalred
S rftnjrll' and vitality, a ty of pnb
V lie servant at oncejeflieieht, honest, and ,
high-minded. His first public service
was in reporting tho ever-memorable
campaign speeches of Lincoln and
Douglas In their great contest before
the. people. He was First Secretary of
L;uallon und charge d'affaires ut l'nr'.3
from 1874 to 18S1, when lie became As
sistant Secretary of State. He wa3
elected to Congress In 1S82, und has
beon constantly re-elected ever since.
He Is a man of studious habits, ripe
scholarship, excellent Judgment, and
moderate opinions. He would adorn
the Vlcc-Prcsidehllnl chair, and his
election would remind tho country of
the election of that other grand old
veteran. Hannibal Hamlin of Maine, to
the same olfice.
THE ANT AND THE BEETLE.
A curious thing Is this effort of the
Department of Agriculture to fight a
pest with the pest's natural enemy,
that enemy being found In another
country and a lower latitude. The
country has had an Inkling of the pur
pose, from the speech of Secretary Wil
son at St. Louis; and now the Depart
ment has Issued an official report on
It seems that in 1S02, Mr. O. F. Cook,
botanist in charge of Investigations in
tropical agriculture, Visited Central
America for the purpose of making ;a
special study of coffee und rubber cul
tivation. Incidentally, he learned
something of a native cotton that was
grown by tho Indians in Guatemala,
and that was free from weevils. But It
was an inferior variety, and not much
was thought about It.
But when the boll weevil destruction
became so general last year, the Guate
malan report of cotton that was free
from the pest was recalled. And as It
was necessary to obtain relief In this
country, either by the introduction of a
new variety of cotton that was immune
from the weevil, or else find some way
of successfully lighting the pest, Mr.
Cook was authorised to go back to
Guatemala and make a more thorough
He did so, and his report Is carried in
the leaflet referred to. He found that
the Immunity of the cotton was not
because of the absence of the boll
weevil, but because the weevil was
kept down by a large reddish brown ant
which Is attracted to the cotton by the
food which it secures from the leaves
of the cotton, which secrete a neclarous
film much relished by the ants. These
ants do not In any way injure the
plant, nor do they fight with other ants,
nor do they exhibit a bad disposition,
as so many tropical ants do; but can
be handled with impunity.
These ants seem especially adapted
to make the weevil their prey; the
"mandibles arc large enough to grasp
the weevil around the middle and pry
apart tho Joint between the thorax and
the abdomen. The. long, flexible body
ie bent at the same time In a circle to
Insert the sting at the unprotected
point where the beetle's strong armor
is open. The poison takes effect in
stantly; the beetle ceases to struggle,
and with Its legs twitching feebly, is
carried away In the Jaws of Its captor.
As with many other Insects when stung
by wasps, the paralysis is permanent:
even when taken away from the ants,
the beetles do not recover."
The weevil Is attacked on sight, and
the nnts do not congregate in a
mass, but disperse themselves through
out the field, two to four being usually
found "doing Inspection duty on each
plant." The ant attacks the beetle (the
boll weevil) at sight; and "the adroit
and businesslike manner In which the
beetle Is disposed of, in very much less
time than even the briefest account of
tho operation could be read, it seems to
prove beyemd question that the ant is
by structure and by instinct especially
equipped for the work of destruction,
and is, In short, the true explanation of
the fact that cotton is successfully cul
tivated by the Indians of Alta Vera
Paz in Bplte of the, presence of the boil
But can the ant be transplanted so
far north of Its native haunt as our
Southern cotton fields? There 1b hope
that It can be; It is better able to pro
tect itself against frost than is tho boll
weevil, which has acclimated Itself as
far north as the Gulf States; it exca
vates a nest three feet or more into the
ground, and seems to be a hardy Insect,
having sustained a confinement of
seven days without food.
Indeed, if there Is no mistake In the
telegram from San Antonio, Texas,
which is carried this morning, this ant
has already appeared beneficially and
potentially In Texas. According to this
report, the ants are in the vicinity of
San Antonip in such numbers that they
have cleared out a cotton field of sev
eral hundred acres which was alivo
with boll weevils, and aTe now engaged
In carrying away the bodies of the bee
tles, apparently to store them for fu
If this is correct,' It would be of In
terest to find out how the ants got
there in such countless thousands;
whether they were transplanted by
a.,v tl -1i.. ...... , ,
viitvvi in initio iMiutui wuo nau
heard of their qualities, and who has
thus got ahead of the Department
of Agriculture, or whether they,
like other predators' creatures, are
naturally following their especial prey.
If the latter, the problem Is easy; all
the planters have to do Is to give tho
ants a show; they will do the work.
But what a marvelous adjustment of
cheeks and balances Nature exhibits!
This case illustrates many like it,
where the pest and the exterminator
are found together, and where the prey
Is neceasnry to the existence of the
pursuer. It Is a beautiful provision,
and tho South will have yet, wo hope,
the lame opportunity to bless this lit
tle red ant that the early settlers of
Utah had to bless the gulb from the?
lake, which exterminated the destruc
tive post, of crickets.
FOURTH OF JULY REFORM.
Now thnt Decoration Day Is over and
the Fourth of July the next holiday in
order, a sentiment 1b springing up for
the celebration of Independence Day
with less noise and blood and lora of
life. TSvcry year hitherto the killings,
mnimlngs, and woundingp In this
country in the celebration of the Fourth
of July have reached in number what
would be expected in an ordinary small
battle. Efforts ore making to stop the
Chicago Id making preparations to
have the mightiest celebration in Its
history, but Is preparing, In so far as
forethought and precaution can prepare,
to avoid death and wounds to persons
taking part in the celebration. Surely
the American people, do practical and
so full of adaptable common sense in
most things, that it seems marvcloua
that they have for so long continued
the slaughter form of celebrating tho
Fourth of July, can bring thio celebra
tion to reform. V
Why cannot a wholesome celebra
tion in which all could take part, com
prising patriotic exercises, be arranged
for, to take up I he morning hours, nnd
leave the afternoon to rest, games, and
amiiscincntf and prohibit shooting,
howling, and a general disastrous nuis
ance, for the whole day?
Look at the record of last year's
Fourth of July celebrations throughout
this country. Here Is the summary of
the deathf, mortally wounded and In
jured, together with the cause In the
nOn-fatnl cases, together with a brief
statement of the same for 1902, (he two
showing cither a marvelous increase In
fatalities or else that the record for 1902
was too defective to be worth much. But
here are the figures.
Number killed in Fourth of July ac
cidents, 1903 4C7
Number injured 0,907
Deaths from tetanus following "blank
cartridge wounds 107
causes or non-fatal accidents:
Dlank cartridges 1,300
Toy cannons . 397
Powder and fireworks .....v, 731
Unaccounted for : 378
Grand total klllod and Injured -1.431
1SCG: Killed. 31; injured, 20IO; firo loss,
We find these appalling figures in
Public Opinion, which calls them "Our
Annual Doomsday Statistics." Eight
hundred and seventy-four deaths to
celebrate liberty Joyously ! A greater
loss than that at San Juan hill and
more than three times that at Las
Could there be a more powerful plea
for reform In the manner of celebrating
Independence day than these figures
supply? Surely the nation does not
want a repetition five weeks hence of
that dreadful varnlval of blood. Why
not make an end, once for all, of a
form of celebration which Is so sense
less and so disastrous?
The population at Tangier Is said to
be deeply Impressed by the presence
of the American squadron there. But
the trouble is that the brigands who
hold Americans for ransom are not im
pressed at all, knowing themselves to
be out of the reach of the ships and
their crews. It is not easy lo 3ee
what the United States can do about
this matter, and our authorities evi
dently view the matter in the same
light, as they.havc called upon France
to help. In the recent treaty be
tween Great Britain and France, the
latter power was given a free hand in
Morocco, and it Is thought that
France's representations to Sultan Aziz
will be more effectual than those of
any other power. But the Sultan has
troubles of his own, and may not be
able to do anything. And this may
give France her desired opportunity to
actively intervene and assert her sov
ereignty over Morocco.
Judge Parker is reported to be in a
blue funk over a report which
comes to him as he supposes authori
tatively, that the "radical" Democratic
faction, (as he and his friends call It,
but which is in fact the repository of
Democratic doctrine at present and the
representative of Democratic princi
ples,) the faction which Bryan heads
and with which Hearst affiliates, will
bolt the nominee and the platform In
case the man and the declaration at
St. Louis are offensive to it. He evi
dently doesn't take any stock In the
declaral-oji of Hearst that he won't
holt, and suspects Bryan's nH'usal to
committ himself whether lie will boll
or hot means trouble. Possibly Judge
Parker may get worked up sufficiently
one of these days, to take the padlock
off his mouth and say a few things.
"A prolific cause of chronic indiges
tion Is eating from habit, and simply
because it is meal time and others are
eating." says The Dietetic and Hygienic
Gazette. "To eat when not hungry is
to eat without relish, and food taken
without relish is worse than wasted.
Without relish the salivary glands do
not act, the gastric iluids are not freely
secreted, and the best of foods will not
be digested. Many perfectly harmless
dishes arc severely condemned for no
other reason than they were eaten per
functorily and without relish and duo
ir.sallvatlon." How, then, shall a
household be conducted, with every one
eating at pleasure and not at mealtime?
If it Is true as reported, that Utah
Lake Is only a foot nnd a half below
compromise point, a good natural now
out of It and Into the Jordan may be
expected with the further melting or
the snow. Last year, compromise point
was high arfd dry, above all hope of
water approaching It. The rise Is most
encouraging, and should assure abund
ance of water for the Irrigators of this
valley. It Is a pleasant contrast in
outlook with last yeao- m (
THE PATHETIC CASE OF MR. TYNER.
Washington Post, Independent, May 27.1
Tf.thc verdict In Mr. Tynor's case
brought no surprise to the counsel on
either aide, certainly it came without
offeuso to the general public. The
spectacle of that a filleted old man, ar
raigned after half a century of faithful
public service upon a charge involving
crime of which every one believed him
lo be Incapable, appealed to human
sympathy with nn eloquence which
would not be denied. In his day. he
was a force for good and usefulness. At
all times ho had been regarded as an
upright man, an honorable and a patri
Tho close of his fifty years of official
work found him poor In purse and also
wrecked in health. His very appear
ance in the court decrepit, paralyzed,
forlorn, though rich in sympathizers
was a thing to make the angels weep.
Full undcrntandlng of the causes which
had brought him there set free a fer
ment of pity and indignation In every
wholesome mind. The special counsel
for the prosecution, Mr. Holmes Con
rad a gentleman whose courtesy and
chivalry do not desert him even In a
criminal court refused to persecute Mr.
Tyner with the usual savage inquisi
tion. It was only too evident, In fact,
that nobody believed Mr. Tyner guilty
of deliberate or conscious evil-doing.
Tho Incident Is closed. Lot U9 en
deavor to forget the agencies that op
RHYMES OF THE AY.
Lives of great men oft remind us,
With n warning truo and solemn
In the gamo of life the players .
All get In the error column.
A Spanish man dwelling In Cadiz
Had no special love for tho ladlz;
But his wife and her mother
Woro women no other
And his life was a regular Uadlz.
With dancing step the gay rhymes -went
Thai told a boyish eentlmont;
They moved along with step as frco
As had the girls bewitching inc.
Todny whero Is that ensy.nrl
So prompt to find a rhyme to "heart"?
If It came back, could it express
This older love's' deep tenderness?
Francis, Sterno Palmer, in Harper's
WOULDN'T DO A THING.
What would you do
If eyos of bluo
And red lips too.
WCro near to you?
What would you do?
Would you beworo .
Tho llpsao raro
Of maid so fair ..-.
Close to you there?
Would you beware?
Now. would you mlsa,
'Tho' 'twero amiss,
The honey'd bliss
Of one sweet kiss?
Would you miss this?, , '. .
If eyes of bluo
And rlpo lips, too,
Laughed up at you,
You would not do
A thing, would you?
"TT" I Th i III III WiPIHlliM
S. O. BYHEJsJ
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Insurance is no conundrum
Why should It be? Thero is guesswork
enough about values. Some think It la,
and give it up. This shows poor Judg
ment. Tako some and stick to It. S5th
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Curtain rises at 8 o'clock sharp.
Thursday, Friday, Saturday
JUNE 2. 3. -I, 1301.
Management DANIEL FROIIMAN
Jn tho Miraclo Play
BY JUSTIN HUNTLY M'CARTHY,
"IF I WERE KING."
Entire production Intact from Nov Ly
ceum Theater, New York.
Prices 50o to S.00. Sails now on Bale.
I The Old Fare of
25c Round Trip
Will be in effect to
This season. This will be good
news for the children.
J- 3. BEAN, B
Excursion. Ajjt., H
161 Main St I
ffiferingo Aft pip (r j
EWGLES1HI LONG CLOTH --Ann- !
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! Salt Lake City, Utah, May 10, 1904. jj.
' To tho Mcrchant'a Protective Association; L
j Yours of the 16th Inst, to hand and contents noted. In obtaining Bet- r
i tlcment of this claim for me, you have accomplished what nil others ht e; B
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