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The Colfax Chronide
MI t omI II Mll1lim 00., la.
IL C GGOODWl. Mme -U'- E"lr
boLAX, ... LouIsIA
SURELY SHOULD HAVE KNOWN
Senator Pettus, at the Age of 6s, Be
lieved He Had Attained Years
Senator James B. Frazier of Ten.
messee tells a story of the delight
which the late Senator Pettus of Ala.
bama took in a card game. Senator
Frazier, when governor of Tennes
see, had gone to Hot Springs, Ark.
There he met Senator Pettus, and,
knowing him well, determined to
warn him that three men with whom
he had been playing cards were
sharpers from Nashville.
After hesitating some time he ap
proached the aged senator, and after
engaging him in conversation apolo
gized for warning Senator Pettus that
his card partners were crooked.
"You don't say!" smiled Senator
Pettus. "Do you know I suspected
"Well, I advise you not to play with 1
them any more," said Senator Frazier.
"But there's nobody else here to I
play with," querulously returned the I
Older senators repeat sh anecdote
ao Senator Pettus in which he is rep I
resented as returning home after a
aight at cards just as the morning
light was breaking. He was at the a
time of the story 85 years old, and I
Mrs. Pettus was but little younger. t
They never addressed each other e
cept as "Mr. Pettus" and "Mrs. Pet
"Mr. Pettus," said Mrs. Pettus t
sternly, risild up in bed, "do you a
think It is good for your health to 1
tay ot as late as this at lght?" a
"Mrs Petts," retured her hau
bead. "doa't you think I am old b
molag to know what e' good for il
Appeal to a Thief. t
The other eveaing It. Alfred d- A
wards lost a pocketbook contaninlg a t
eMs of £444 as he was leaving the t
theate. This moratg a letter from si
, le appears i the lgaro addressed a
t the presumed thief, who must be hl
a most aetlemany oe indeed it hi
M asMe mt answer It at onee. The
ett sas: t
"In leaving the Antoine theater last in
mdght after the 'Papalon' had been ap
Spen some very det hand abstrao- tr
a -my p aocketbeok containtlg tea
ank etes of 1,0 frames esek a dh al
2 ethers aof 1 fkanes, *ith some el
photographs and papers that are em- V
pertant to ea. If the person who rhas
aroprited property I so well ar
tispired a to read the PFlgaro I beg th
1m to send me back the pocketbook r
a the pPers, which areof no use Di
bk Tha hepe t he wuald also Po
M ask the bank mtes in ex.
chonw for a od reward would be ea
umsedg the lnmts of opdmnism, a
Sdma nt jar to expect it. to ay he
-what se can t be to
Girt n k coresLce.s I.. .
I HNage to Neah.
In a lects before the Royal Gee
sp al soolety capt. Bertram ble
m aid there is a lare sanctuary at
the top v a s ad, where every Wr
W is August is hel a great lete,
atteaWed by thousands of energetic
Meslems Christian sad Tesiis, "who
lNhmb the steepest of traile for TAW
et, In the terrte sa er heat, to WI
d homage to Noah. This mountain
eam5 to have bee held samed at all
th , and eartainly it has a wonder.
b a wesme fscination about it,
with its huge precipices and jagged
ear watchin over the vast Mesopo
atIus platin. The loal vllagers can l
sw one the exact spot where Noah of
lenaded, while in one village. Has- wo
a, they showed hisbb rave. and the up
ead rwhere he is reputed to have "s
PDovertreely In the juice of wid
rpe." The owner at this do- th
lared that the vines had been passed gas
fam father to son ever saoe.--Loam tr
dhn remiag Standard.
Orign et Life. u
Mothin new Is to be reported oun. ou
de tdhis ad. The states of the ano
dent problem remains the same. The
whene and what of life remain the 0
Mae Impenetrable mystery. Where
31 come from and what it is after n
U mese no man,can tell. This much, gm
*w,, aeems to be generally accept. the
'1 that life can come only from life. D
Healer declared, Just before his do- Atli
parture, that the ides of creating life h
fom aovital matter was the dream u
o a fool and nothing that has hap -
pood sice Huxley's death has served
i disprove the soundnes of his state- t
Finding a New rndig uan
"I asppose you will end your book pia
U usmal, 'and they lived happy ever h
"Not a bit of It. I will say: ybe a
me now happily married, but no man 1a£
bws what a day may bring forth. His
Ibe author, however, hopes tsr the nt
Mixing Metaphors. A
"'Dd you hear what that manager j
a bout his new play? abos
"WNe Wt was it?" tor t
'That there would be the devil to Mli
a it he coMld't set an aneL"--Bal, lead
lero AmterIa.l, I
His Tall tdnd.e the
3 Jok bea captured the rich Mi and 1
eity sad is now e on h honey- of b
*'I1 ally don't know whether one sae
.ai emll it Jaek's honemeoon or hie rt
Io -o.1 mma e.+
e 1IE OYSTERS CARE
Dutch Government Exercises
Supervision Over Industry.
Beds and Pits Where Bivalves Are
Grown Carefully Watched by In
spectors - Water Is Given
it The Hague.--Just now is the right
, time of the year for oysters and no
r first-class menu in Europe is com
e- plete without the far-famed Zeeland
k. oyster. But it has required many
d, years of labor and many patient re
sto earches by the government of Hol
0 land to secure this position of pre
re 'minence to the national product.
Only a short time ago the wholesome
P- ness of the Zeeland oyster was again
.r challenged by Belgium and there was
o- uite a scare among the "gourmets"
it of Europe. The Dutch government
has, however, allayed all fears by mak
ir ing it widely known with what ex
d treme care control is exercised over
all breeding places or oyster beds,
h and over the so-called "oyster pits,"
. There the mollusks are kept until
o they are it for delivery to both
a Dutch and foreign dealers.
It is since 1903 that such parental
S government solicitude has been ex
- tended to this inmate of Holland's
I waters, for in that year many per
i sons in Holland, IPance and Belgium
Ssuffered evil effects from Indulgence
I In the Zeeland oyster and for a time
the trade in oysters and mussels was
pralysed In parliament and In the
"provineial states." as wel as In
Zeeland muntcipalities, the-matter was
k taken up and the result was that a
government Inquiry was Instituted
This disclosed the fact that the waters
near Hertogenboech were contamiat
ed by the ewe frtom the town and
by the drainage water from two sgar
factories. The water in the harbor
was simply alive with deleterious bee.
teria and the oyster pits near by get
their water from this very harbor.
Al the cases at serious "oyster aInfeo.
tion," as it was called, were traced to
the fact that the victims had eaten
t oysters tsaken from these oyster
pitas The government imnudlately
had them losed and they have never
been used for the purpoae.
To prevent such a scare Ia the fa
t a special government service wa
Institated hr supervising oyster
grwing, the asheries and the oyster
trade i general. A laboratory was"
belt in the district and there a in
ate and areal study is made, both
chemically and beeterlologically. The
water from the Zeeland streams and l
estuaries and the mollusks themselves a
are continualy "under observatls' i
there and only when all has berl
ptoved to be in goed crder does the to
Dutch government $v sa ocial
guaranty eartioine to the buyers of wli
both eatersa as amuses. o of oty s
every dealer lIsists on aItt the ZE
government guaranty with he rars al
he and his customers can be ? ct. TI
ly sue that the ran no risks, e a
MINER'S LONG WALK
Walkead Nearly 200 u e i Deep
SSow Though Bleak Romo
t With Gangrn Omawing One of His
S Hands After Having Fingers
r eas, Finds Friends When
IWhtehorus, Yukon River Territsry.
-After uadergotag almeest ngaral
Seled hardships and being the viertn
Sf a combination of vicissitudes that
would have caused most men to give
up in despair, Michael MeMurray, a
"murdough" prospector and trapper,
widely-known In the Yukon, reached
this town and is now confined 1 the
I eneral hospital, where he is being
treated for gangrene.
With one hand half eaten away by
angrene, with no food save a frosen
chunk of raw moose meat, and with
out matches to light fires and thaus
protect him from the bitter cold, Mc
Murray walked nearly two hundred
miles from the head waters of the
Deane river to Teslin, arriving there
in a semi-delirlous coadltital M
Murray was given care at Teslin by
the men there in charge of Taylor &
Drury's station and by them sent to
Atlin and on to the hospital at White.
Up to three weeks ago McMurray
was in the heart of a vast unexplored
territory about one hundred and sev
enty-five miles north of Tesia. He
had been there for fve years, making
an occasional trip to TesUin for su
pUel, which he packed back to his
headquarters, near the head waters of
the Deam river. McMurray, besides
prospecting, was trappgig apd depend.
lag largely upon wild game for food.
His last trip to Tesll was made early
last sprlSg, when he had the mand.
tune to freease the two first lnger
of his right hand.
As a resel of the freasndg the two
Injured anges comm.end to decay
about the middlme the summer, and
for a Utim MeMurray feared that hiM
might less blh had. To remeve the
eand bone, which pained him latse. 1
ly, he tied a stoat cord about the 4
bones of his two ateeted fgers, tied 4
the other and of the eard to " tree I
and actually had the hardihood to l i
i bof h bothb es at the lrst elal L t11 i
somewhat allayed the sfupahs- 1r
gaarm e and MeMurray, Nsus., t
rsturalag I dfrfbslsatisa 1 0edi9M a
vicious MICROBE DISCOVERED
b t tk 0 pl c~· a k ~rrhr
· bo truo 66rcanzxors.
LONDON.-Prot Metchaktof, the lamous Russian sclentlst and Sub.
director of the Pasteur institute, bas just sanomeked his discovery
the microbe ofastroentertis, tewhica many young chilirse seeemba
He states that it Is found I great numbers the rind of
cheeses, In butter, on green vegetables and cn the eter skim a
taut; theworehe iam all fruit should be therolghly washed be.
tore It to esen. Pref. metebalkotf attracted much. ettenton mot soag
ago by his argument In favor of toe use of soar milk, becease, he manti It
contained the bacteria ei etie acnd which destroyed the haral ha
lii In the a arge yntestase, and so randered the kiterual er s ea d
peptic and prolong-d lifs.M
One tahia however, ft is Impossble
to guarantee, and that IA that the re
tall dealers keep the oyuters t good
codltltce. It has been teound that t
somethees happens that the water 1I
which bivalves are put to keep them
fresh is contaminated and In that way
those who partake of such rsters are
often Infetet by bacteria. Of course
the larger and more reiable rms
are very careful to provide pure wa
tsr, for they know that even a slight
oare will put thems ot of buslnes
for a conderable time.
It can hardly be Imagined with
what painstakg care the governmu
servi cotinaly Investiates al the
-smland waters, even many amies
away from the oyster beds and ps.
The direction of the. currents I as.
tald by l~genio denies; also
treatment, remainud in the wilds, trap.
plus and prospectlu
Three weeks ao he itrayed several
miles from his cabin visitng his traps
and when he returned he found his
cbln a baing heap of ruans, it bav.
lug caught re ln some way Is his
Mabse. 1Mary posmeas that Mo
Murray had in the world, except the
clothes he had oe, his rile and about
twenty rounds of ammunitlon and a
ehunk of raw frena moose mat that
was hanging in a tree near his cabin,
had Odne up in amokl. McMurray did
not even have a match on his person.
Realizing that he was in a perilous
predicament, McMurray at once
struck out for Teealir pack~a his
frozen piece of meat- on his back. It
was a terrible trip. The weather at
times was 25 or even 30 degrees be.
Animals Consume ur
r· c; .. ..
Conservatten In 'This Line 14am. le.
portant Subjects Disuesee by
State College, P*3.- mop t"e ha
portant subjects diseusso at te
fourth annual state ooisge -prmers'
week. was the problem t' SuppWlg
the necessary food for man, whem the
time shall have arrived whas tba - -
creased population will aneemttte
more Intensive huSbandry sad greater
economy in the rations of cattle. In
other words, it Is believed by Dr. .L pi'
Armsby, heaed of the department of
animal nutrition, that the time will
come when the demand for food in
this country will be so great that it
will be popssble for man to ive, If
we oCat to teed animals much Co
the food lieatable to marn bes w
Thus, complex experiments are beIng
eoeUdeted here venr the directon of
Dr. Armaby. The machins employed
b the works an animal ealtmmeter.
Steems are put into this apparatus
and by meas fat miatly aecrate o. I
srvations msae every seconds, is I
learned the eset dispass.e every bL I
at the ration o the eanal Through I
ebanges t the diet tof the bovie s.
Sets knowledge is asquired as to the
moet economic ieed and h the ra I
pInlg of foedtab not desirable to It
-r but Utas tl to eatue, li re g I
-la Is obta di the Mme of .t
s .stlag the fee ard o at the- a
Sthe wary the sewage sad drasge we
.ter I carried out to sea The . ls
I ber of beateria, both lasemus sa
t 4eleterolous, in ever able boob
water at various depths ad It a
ous art o her sase struem is Ib
termtned m the laboratory eawr
osy s aples lo wate have beMs
pe of water are team user ee
-ameace, - e a es thir ty, l".
agsan retue aboot Os glames saa
retoet to be byeeted to aN s the ma
le tess. Amea tMi It we be mss
how this branch of the eservis aBs
requires a large amount of ~daes
and skiL. The bare pmenaUt etY
s e cti- t water ad w nea
might os to mthe vleanty of mop
.ter bed or w it is srromele m ens
the soeramest to ueW tahe
asIIme a molnask than
low seno sad as Mblerhst bat as
atches he was asom nus to bee
trha i g threeph he N mights to
kbeep from russag. Near the es
time sm the deay. wh the sum ar
high, he would brrough tL e th e
banas ,d sartch a mew hboes of brb
a rest. vare thet he mer"d aites
-b hrom the eid and beth aet wes
fost bitten and he wOe e"sap"tl to
wrap his drawers about his sht. _
Otr his indosemtablsish luko kept
McMurry going aid at th.sal a
sxty days' travelig he ostler em
Whiteherse, half deirlous eel amnost
wholly ehausted. There porade s
le baone wes rem oved from the slm
of Mcbmurrsy's right hand sa it win.,
be several weeks before he l havei
recovered from ble trtp saielalUd to.
leave the hospital.t
Mexurray says be wi eqtur*s
his isolated retrest early a'su preig.
He says he has loeeat - la`lsee j
which cay ree ag iB ots d4i:th
!t ir. Speaking at the e,.-
Its mlled Iavest1 tiapt, ,o
mental incesit e fl hlsth aa4
I m coserim a is a4 rtaat as that
it od .mln, Isiirs ,or water pow 1
* We am at waut betlmiag tis s
al·1e that thare such a tbln es)
a'idoo problem, and that whlm, S the
mat .stat rfuture, our populialhs
rIn hlt a bUallion, It man be a very
not be coasumed ireytiy. Abe t?
pyr cnt. of the wheat erOp Is eas.
Italaed the straw and the rlaig
=.er .'t-e l. m a alL W"
cepsd e* tg t e.m I -
hssesasuma, 4 J.. has aem that 4a..
-appeard ts the mewates t Oa Ib I
e who bis was ema pSbm haw
atM in the pedia .i as - p
ibmeyred a pasaadoew efato b h
newdrL uaner whih tes tet am
b ea genes asMs ag at iearlMýL I
H as a ipsua the we atr sa
,h, bam, t pewse the utate, hu
C ---r- L hast: ·
PatU Depiartmenst Has Us
Th vgt. of Etng Them,
Despite Iths Defloit.
WORTH THE COST INVOLVED
SIinellnegliwt lrow trle Up tMus I
Siternes Ia WashLngton-Pupbt
Hearings Are LIey toa
wasgblU-s gtea.-m Is misksa
every r that It ean to ns4 a wr|
to cat dow the sperses a t snr,
meat Ia formeor years there lhas been
the appeara.ne a stritivying a5 e
avag rather than a real earias ~ I
Detl but thin year results are ben'
0o0Uapslhlbet It ean be saiM bhew
ever that while there will be paring
a eapeans IN pratlcalrl all the ape
Ptoprl bilsk thee will be s a
tempt to curtail espeadittes wbhld
will cripple the rural mail eltveries
otf the constry.
Postmaster General ateheooo was
the last at the asbiaet e(pse to hend
n his anmmal report. e had a hard
problem to solve. Te demaads an a
by the people oa the postoafe e bl
partmet are greater year by .ear,
and there I alway reseatmrst a ai
Ei*o a be adts a s ser isie
kslse oby the de rtment to ths
peap Perhaps th sctry sill barehav
t.eet 3rscus pea eesete tlm
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at of f sTr the dspartmeat ie ns
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