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NO IMMUNITY BATHS.
New York, Aug. 29. There
tWill be no immunity baths for po
lice officers in the "John Doe"
graft proceedings to be started
before Justice Goff next Tuesday.
Goff was the attorney during
the famous Lexow investigation,
Avhen participants in the graft se
cured immunity by testifying,
and he notified District Attorney
Whitihan that there would be a
new rule and no police officials or
civilians who were under -suspicion
would be allowed to appear.
The new ruling will make it
'difficult for the district attorney
'to trace the trail oit corruption
and graft, but his assistants have
set to work separating the sheep
from the goats. Mayor Gaynor
and Commissioner Waldo will be
It was reported today that
fThomas Coups, night clerk at the
Elks Club, the most important of
the eye-witnesses of the slaying
bf Rosenthal, hasgone to Europe.
If Coups cannot be found .the
state's case will be hurt. The"dis-fo-ict
attorney's office believes that
the two gunmen still missing will
be called in Lieut. Becker's de
fense and seek to show that the
state's informers,, Webber, Val
loh and Rose, did the killing. In
that case Coups' testimony is nec
essary. -.! -t
Milky glasses should be rinsed
in cold water before being
.washed in hot water. The hot
;water, if used first, will coagulate
the albumen in the milk, making
jthe glass look smeary when-dried.
UNCLE SAM TO PLAY SAFE.
Washington, Aug. 29. Uni
forms of bullet-proof cloth, such
as has recently been invented in,
Japan, will probably be prescrib
ed by the U. S. army authorities
for the aviation corps.
The order is the result of the
recent wounding of Capt. Monte,
an Italian flying scout, who was
struck high in the air by an Arab
bullet while over Tripoli. Monte
has the distinction of being the
first aviator to be wounded by a
After being fired on he man
aged to pilot his monoplane back
to his own camp. 'His machine
had been hit four times. He had,
however, succeeded in dropping
some damaging bombs in the
Arab camp. r
The experience has demon
strated the necessity of better
-protection for air pilots against
Churning the Heavens.
The tryplane, making a twelve
hour journey from London to
Hong Kong, had got into difficul
ties among the stars. Something,
apparently was wrong with the
engine, for the customary speed
of the airship had suddenly and
considerably slackened. "Good
heavens !" cried the skipper. "We
shall be half a second late! What
makes her go so slow?" "Why,
sir," replied the engineer, "we're
passing through the Milky Way
an' the propellor's fujl of butter."
Work upon the Panama Canal
was first commenced in 1879,.