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St. Peterbsurg, May lit — With a
suspicioua stoppage of dispatches from
Manchuria and a strong probiility that
Vice Adimral Rojestvensky has cut his
last communication with home and eet
forth on the final stage of his journey,
either to go to Vladivostok or disaster,
approaching battle on land or sea save
the all absorbing topic here.
Washington, May 19. — Secretary
Tuft's determination to purchase ma
chinery and supplies abroad for the
Panama canal, whenever it is found
tbat the prices for similar goods are
higher at home, has carried consterna
tion into the camp of the "standpat
ters," aud heroic efforts are now being
made to persuade the president to re
mind the plan.
Chicago, May IS).—lt is highly prob
ble that the next 48 hours will see thy
end of the teamsters' strike in Chicago.
Although none of the labor leaders
will so acknowledge, it is generally
understood that the program for calling
off the strike has already been ar
New York, May )9. — Abe Levy,
who defended Nan Patterson on her
three tnaW for murder, has withdrawn
finally and absolutely Ironi the case.
He announced this immediately fol
lowing the report in the newspapers
that the actress had signed a contract
to appear on the stage next week.
Levy made it plain he wants the pub
lic mind disposed of the idea that he
or his firm is in the position of theatri
cal advance agent for the woman who
stood in the shadow of the electric
chair only a few days ago.
Burglars did JJtwo jibs at Emmett,
Idaho, Wednesday night, supposedly
between 3 and 5 o'clock a. m. They
blew open the safe in the post office
and seceured $300 in cash, but took no
stamps. The other job was in the rail
way depot, where the safe was likewise
blown. There was |2o in the safe.
This was taken , but some cheeksleft.
DUNNE AFTER THE GRAFTERS.
Chicago Mayor Also to Hit Hard at
Chicago.—ln the unpretentious dis
guise of twin bureaus of information
and complaint, Mayor Dunne and Com
missioner of Public Works Patterson
have organized ready for operation
Monday a new department of munic
ipality that is destined, so the wise
acres say, to keep every employe of
the city looking for the graft "bogy
man." Commissioner Patterson is to
direct the probing tor graft in the city
hall. The suddenly acquired knowl
edge that men who have been quietly
accepting gratuities from taxpayers
and tax dodgers are to be brought up
with a round turn has brought con
sternation to hundreds of city hall job
To emphasize his determination, the
mayor has returned to railroads and
streetcar companies all passes sent
him since his election. "I must have
a free hand," he said, "and how can
1 if I am under personal obligations
This means, too, that all city em
ployes holding passes must return
them at once.
JUDGE HUNT TO TRY CAbES.
Will Probably Take up the Work of
Probing Land Frauds.
Washington, May 13. — Attorney Gen
eral Moody had a conference with the
president regarding the successor to
Charles B. Bellinger, district judge for
the district of Oregon, who died Fri
day night. Judge Bellinger was to
have tried the case of Senator J. H.
Mitchell and others indicated for con
spiracy to defraud the government in
certain land cases. No decision has
yet been reached as to who will be
appointed as Judge Bellinger's succes
sor. The situation in Oregon is pe
culiar. One senator and one repre
sentative are under indictment. They
can not be consulted, of course, as to
the appointment. In view of the con
dition existing, it is quite probable
that Judge William H. Hunt of Mon
tana will be designated to try the land
fraud cases. It may be some time
before the permanent successor to
Judge Bellinger is named.
Young Mr. Rockefeller Returns.
New York.—John D. Rockefeller,
Jr., greeted his Bible clasa after sev
eral months' absence, and bade them
farewell until tue fall. He explained
that the condition of his health would
not permit him to resume his duties
as leader for the rest of the season.
The World says:
"The World was informed by a gen
tleman close to young Mr. Rockefeller
and his interests, that he is suffering
from a general breakdown as a result
Four things come not back —the
spoken word, the speed arrow, the past
life, the neglected opportunity.—Haz
Some Freak Form, of Flower.
ltloHsoiiis on Home Iluah.
Gardeners all over the world are
'oiling; to produce new flowers. Na
:ure, In a freakish moment, will'soin*
inn's accomplish what generations of
horticulturists have been unable to
As an instance In point, there is a
Maimuison rosebush in a garden at
Violet Uiii, Stownurket, which one
summer recently produced a most as
tonishing floral freak. The rose grows
near an apple tree, and when one of
its largest buds tirst burst into bloom
it was seen that tive perfect npple
blOßßom petalt wert springing in ita
Every year ns horticulturists go
further afield, and search more and
more thoroughly the out-of-the-way
corner* of the earth their emlssariel
bring in newer ami more >trange flow*
ers. Perhaps iirm<> are more wonder
ful than some of the new forms of the
resurrection plant, of which the rose
of Jericho Is the best known exam
A resurrection flower lately found
In Mexico Is a shrunken, rounded b*ll
of dry, dead leaves until It is put into
water. Then it expand! into a great
■rse mass of filmy green, the petal*
% apart, and blooms expose their
A flower discovered Oil the isthmus
of Tehuantopec in the early morning
blooms a pure white; by midday it
has changed to a perfect rod. but be
fore it closes at nightfall it has tum
id to a pale blue. Even more won*
dorful than its change of color is the
fact that at noon only does it give out
Australia boasts many itrange flow
ers—far more, indeed, than most peo
ple imagine to exist in her gray-green
forests. The Christinas bush is fa
mous because its masses of small pink
and reddish blooms are used as a sub
stitute for holly.
But the strangest flower ill the New
South Wales flsinnel flower. It is so
called because it has the exact ap
pearanca of haiing been ear.»fully cut
out of white flannel.
Gre*n floweni are very im.re in na
ture *Tfee Ula Is one of the very few
pl'-cts whkjj. has a natural green var
rlety. Schomberg < fas its discoverer
In South Africa, the home of all the
In one sense, all our garden* nro
filled with freak flowers. The gigan
tic and varicolored blooms which
adorn the beds and borders are, al
most withoat exception, monstrosities
produced by long selection and intense
liVit nature can and does do funny
things at times In her own garden.
Albino flowers are by no means un
common. Whole patches of the ordi
narily yellow moth-mullein are at
times found at a white hue. The lo
belia, too, at times sports pure white,
Hnd so do many others flowers. —Pear-
Sea. rhtnn for Treasure.
A number of Mexicans with teams,
plows and scrapers are excavating
near Westphalia, claiming to have In
their possession maps and charts show-
Ing treasure to be buried there to the
amount of $100,000 In Mexican doub
They say that the treasure Is buried
near what Is known as the Bull tank,
and have agreed to pay the owners
of the land on which they are at work
a certain per cent of the find for the
privilege of excavating. This treasure
is said to have been buried during the
Texas and Mexican war. It is said a
tradition has existed that a large sum
In Mexican doubloons was buried
somewhere on the banks of Fond
Creek and another that there wets
treasure of considerable amouiit in
Mexican money buried at some point
along the bank of the Brazos River,
Many excavations have been made
to locate the buried treasure, both on
Pond Creek ami the Brazos* River,
These efforts were not only made by
home people, but strangers have gone
In and excavated, among whom were
Mexicans. A few years ago It was no
uncommon thing to see deep holes dug
along the banks of these streams, pre
sumably by parties In search of the
tost treasure, but If any money has
ever been found In this manner the
fact la not known.
A Koyal Kullroad.
The King of Siam cut the first turf
for the railroad at Bangkok. The
Minister of Public Works read a short
address, to which the King replied,
and then the King, taking an ivory
handled spade, thrust the silver bl:;<le
Into the turf, which he transferred to
an ebony wheelbarrow. The crown
prince trundled the wheelbarrow along
a carpeted track about thirty yards In
length, followed by the King, the royal
family, and the assembled guests. The
turf, when removed from the ebony
wheelbarrow, was sprinkled with con
secrated water from a golden ewer by
four priests. The national anthem waa
played, and that ended the ceremony.
After a man get* up in years, hla
reason for admiring a woman whose
*air la naturally curly, Is that tr
doesn't tak* b«r so long to dreta.
I Popukdpj||&ienco • I
From experiments lv Belgium, Leon
Thomas gives rcassurauce to dwellers
« few miles away from stores of high
explosives. Various quantities of dy- |
namite up to a ton were exploded, and
the destructive effects wore confined
to radii of fifty to four hundred feet,
leading to the conclusion that the
greatest store of explosives that could
be collected would not endanger life
or substantial buildings beyond one
hundred to live hundred yards. Fur
ther away, up to three thousand yards,
an explosion would give a return shock, i
with no more serious Injury than bro
ken windows or dislodged tiles.
The novel theory that the difference
In (he color of people's eyes is a pro
tective adaptation to surroundings
comes from Professor Wallace, of
Kiuiberley. South Africa. Natives of
regions where blue light is predomi
nant —Swedes, Norwegians and sail
ors, for instance--have blue eyes,
while near the equator, or in sandy
lands like South Africa, where Intense
yellow light is experienced, the eyes
take a rich dark yellow line, as those
'.if the Kaffirs and Malays, Italians
and Spaniards. Generally speaking,
the Scotch have blue, the 3fi£lisb gray
and the French dark eyes.
In the new process of 1). Enttf'W.
carbon for hardening iron and steel is
obtained from carbides and certain
ilux.es. a mixture of siliclum carb'de
and sodium sulphate, for example, is
applied to the cold metal, and then
heated to redness with it, the reaction
being so rapid that an eight-inch steel
plate is made to resist the best tem
pered steel tools on one side, while
the other side remains wholly soft.
Last year's hydrophobia statistics
nt the Berlin Institute show that of
281 persons Inoculated at once on be
ing bitten by a mad dog, \K per cent
died; of those treated medically, 0 per
cent., and of those not treated 11 per
With the aid of $10,000 granted by
the Carnegie Institution the Yerkes
Observatory bas sent an expedition
to Mount Wilson near Pasadena, Cal.,
for special Investigations of the sun,
under the personal direction of Pro
fessor George E. Hale. A horizontal
reflecting telescope of 143 feet focal
length Is to be employed to produce to
an Image of the sun 1G Inches In diam
eter, which will be investigated with,
a spoctrohollograph of SO feet focua
length. The Bpectroheliograph Is an
Instrument with which It Is possible
to s-tudy the solar surface In light of
certain selected wave-lengths, the
other light beins shut out. Thus a
photograph of the sun taken with the
light emanating only from the calcium
vapor in the photosphere presents a
very different aspect from that of n
photograph taken with the light of the
An interesting parallel Is drawn In
a report to the Department of Agricul
ture between the different varieties of
rubber-trees grown in the tropics and
those of maple-trees in this country-
Out of about 1,000 varieties of trees,
all of which produce more or less rub
ber sap, only 40 or 50 have been found
whose product is commercially valu
able. When a would-be cultivator of
rubber goes to a tropical country and
sets out a plantation of rubber-trees,
which the natives know do not belong
to the right variety, he causes amused
comment, such as would be excited by
a South American who came to the
United States and bored holes in soft
maples with the expectation of ob
taining sugar sap. Rubber-culture re
quires great expert knowledge. Kx
perionce has shown that excellent rub
ber trees transplanted from their na
tive habitat to other regions having
apparet/ily identical soil and climate
may flourish In growth yet lose their
producing power. ,
EASY TO MAKE AN ENEMY.
Jnst Lend Your Friend Money and the
Trick Is Done.
Oh, the man who has asked me for
a small loan.
My friend, you have asked me for
the loan of a certain amount, stating
that you needed it only for a short
time and that you would pay me back
by a certain date.
In reply to your request I might
state that I happened to be short of
ready cash Just now and regret ex
ceedingly that I can not comply with
Kut I shall do none of tins. I shall
refuse you the money on other gro nuls
—grotmds which I shall endeavor to
make plain to you, so that the matter
my not again come up between uu.
In the lirst place, I WOQld have you
know at once that I an no moralist.
My refusal Is not based upon any ab
surd notion as to the deteriorating ef
fect that a compliance with your re
quest may have upon your character.
Whether to let you have the money
•Kill do you good or will do you harm
Is no concern of mine. You have ar
rived at your present dilemma through
•jtencie* which are entirely personal
:o you. You may have Inherited r.er-
Mln weaknesses wbicb make It kupoji-
Bible for you to turn yturself to a
proper account, or Circumstances may
have really boon against you. Hut
whether it is bad luck, fatalism or fol
ly, is entirely outside, or my province
No, my friend, I am refusing you
the loan for other reasons, purely self«
The fact Is that 1 like you. Your
faults, so long as they do not obtrude
themselves upon me. do not matter.
nm your virtues hare contributed
i much to my pleasure and satisfaction
| in the past and, to be candid with you.
I am just grasping enough to wish
them to continue to do co in the fu
The moment that we tamper with
money affairs all will then be over.
You may be n scamp or a scalawag.
What matters this to me so long ;\n
this part of you docs not bother mo?
Or if you are simply unfortunate the
same result follows.
And so, my friend, I sny to you. If
you will, borrow the money of som«
But leave the rest of yourself to me.
— Life. ,
SHOULD FOOD BE SALTED?
French Bclentiata Bbj There [■ No N*
ceuitjr for the Condimcut.
This is do new question, but appar
ently it le not settled yet. in an ex
haustive discussion of it. M. Rene
Laufer concludes that while salt is ab
solutely necessary to the animal or
ganism, enough of it for our needs is
I'uh'.t^-n'ii naturally In our ordinary ar
ticles o, .food, so thai the addition of
it us a condiment Is BUperfluOUS, Tales
of disease a.used by lack -alt he
dismisses as uh&rustworthj Says M.
"The desire for sail 's certainly uni
versal. It seems to have been usoc?
everywhere at all times End In nil civ
ilizations. The same salt seasons to
day the miserable portion of tue Sou
danese negro and the choice dishes of
European tables. • • • The need
of salt is not limited to man; many ani
mals seek it with avidity. • * * So
general a prediction, so imperious a
desire should not be regarded as a sim
ple incident, that is certain; but do
they correspond to an unavoidable ne
Is it not curious that the chloride of
Sodium should be the only salt that wo
take from nature to add to those con
tained in our food itself? Other min
eral substances play a much more Im
portant part in the constitution of the
tissues, the salts of lime and the phos
phate of soda, for instance. • • •
When we use those by themselves it is
"The taste for salt Is not Innate or
instinctive; It is acquired. The moth
er's milk contains very little salt.
Cow's milk has at least four times as
much, but even this amount the adult
who should live on milk alone say,
three quarts a day- would take more
chloride than he needs.
"Man in a state of nature does not
salt his food. Primitive peoples who
lead a pastoral and nomadic life do
not add suit to what they cat. • • •
The same is true of animals. Hops
and cats do not like salt. Even the
domestic herbivores get along very
well If salt is not added to their food."
M. Laufer discredits all talet of ill
ness from the discontinuance of salt.
The French soldiers who wert' said to
have suffered from lack of salt In the
siege of Metz did so, be says, limply
because they required it to hide the
taste of the Bpoiled meal that they
were forced to eat. The story of tin;
Russian serfs who are reported to have
fallen ill when deprived of salt by
their lords bears on its face. m. Lau
fer thinks, marks of its falsity.
Among the chief morbid symptoms
s;iid to follow the lack of salt N edema,
or swelling, but the writer shown thai
nowadays a diet without salt la pre
scribed for this trouble and lias been
effective in curing it. In the same way
he disposes to his satisfaction of all
tbj different ills said to arise when
oiie is deprived of salt.
Finally, he calculates the amount of
salt necessary to carry on the processes
of organic animal life ami the amount
lost by excretion and comes io the fol
Our food, provided it constitutes I
proper regimen In the physiologic wiise
of the word, contains in itself and with
no necessity of adding to il from out
side, sufficient salt for our needs. —
Getting 'In- Stnit on Them.
Farmer Hayrick- Come on, Mandy,
we'd best hurry Op un buy all we
Mrs. Hayrick—Land's sakes, Silas!
Wat's yer hurry?
Fanner Hayrick—l've hcerd too
much "bout Noo York; best buy all we
kin afore somebody steals all our
money from us Philadelphia Press.
Unlucky lor tb« Plata Too.
Hicks —How IK) you happen to ht
going fishing on Friday? I thought
you believed Friday was an unlucky
Wicks — Well, I always have. Hut 11
occurred to me this morning that per
laps It would be unlucky for the nab
MRS. SAMOSTEH AkO TMLPHAGE.
Hie Hut Next to a \Y«ini« Who Had
llcnrtl the Noted Ii her.
It was during one of Mr*. Httngiiter's
j Western trips, In a viu*t amphitheater
which had been erected bevld* a beau
tiful lake. Here, from Sabbath to Sab
bath, 'noted preachers HUM from all,
over the country. and crowds gathered
to hear them One Sunday Mr«. Bang
ster and her intimate friend, Mrs. Ter
bune (Marion Harlandi, decided to at
tend one of these meetings. In order
to reach the place they had to cross
the lake. They were detained on the
way, and the house was full by the
time they arrived. The only space
left was on the platform, and there
were no vacant chairs. Two of the
most distinguished gentlemen present
*aw the dilemma, and started out In
search of chairs. 8008 they returned,
mid forced their way through the
dense mass of people, each of the two
bearing above his head a diuiinutivo
rocking chair painted in a conspicu
ous tint of light blue. Even the most
serious reflections ui>on the ■acredneit
of the time and place could not re
strain the amusement of the two la
dies as their knights forged to the
front with these very funny chairs.
They had anon and were over-sumll
for their recipients, but they managed
to make themselves comfortable! and
gradually calmed themselves in prepa
ration for the exercises which shortly
During a brief lull a strange woman
near Mrs. Bangs ter nudged her and
whispered, loudly, "Is that man Dr.
Talmage?" pointing toward that noted
"I thought so," she Raid, triumphant
ly. "I heard him once at the Brooklyn
Tabernacle. I never shall forget how
he began by rushing right out to the
front of the platform with a lit tie
Bible in his band and hollering out,
'The ta-astimoniea of the La-a-rd are
r.'ia-ight.' 1 can boo to tills minute
Just how he did it. I thought that waj
him. I have come thirty miles to heal
him this morning."
3>.n -• '"'■ •'••itvclr censed
C 1... .., vi ... . . ..,a...
able voice, 'The ta-aßtimonles of the
I.»a-a-rd are ra-a-lght.' " — Woman's
CONCERNING MARRYING AGE.
l-'lnurr< Indicate that the Percental*
of Youthful Alarrlnifew la Small.
The dictum of Governor Wariield
that girls should not marry until they
nre 20 has naturally caused conslder
abel discussion among those most in
terested —the girls themselves, their
parents and the young men who do
not want to wait for a bride until she
Is verging on old inaklhood.
The first question of interest is a
matter of fact: Are our girls generally
marrying at too early an age? Some
Kg lit is thrown on this matter by Oity
Registrar McGlenan, of Boston, in the
Globe of that city. He shows that in
the year 1902, out of 0,172 brides only
120, or a little more than 2 per cent,
were less than 18. While more than
half the total Dumber were under 25,
"yet 4,180, more than two-thirds of the
whole Dumber of brides, were mar
ried between the ages of 20 and 2'J."
These figures, the registrar thinks,
"do not indicate that nil girls are mar*
rying at an abnormally early age."
Other writers on tli? subject testify
that marriage is entered into by botn
•exes at a later average age than in
former generations In tills country.
Then' are many reisons for this be
sides wise patern&i N^ervlßlon and tin
individual good BOnifi of young people.
The growing Independence of women,
the more extensive fields for their em
ployment that have opened, the longer
period given to education, operates to
deter marriage, as the Increase! cost
of the wedded state deters many young
men until they can "afford it."
There can be no doubt that thin
tendency is wholesome and sensible.
The average girl does not reach her
full mental and physical maturity un
til she is 24 at least, anil her choice
of a husband Is likely to be more ir
telligently made If she givfs CersC
time for observation and reflection. B(\
sides, she is entitled to a reasonable
period of freedom and fun —including
coquetry, which, while natural and
charming in girls, Is not becoming or
always safe in young matrons who
married too early to have had theli
•hare.—New York World.
Week: ths K< asoti.
"Can yon *Ml me," said the seeker
after knowledge to the showman,
"what the bump on that camel* back
"What* ■ It for?"
"Yes, or i»t»*t rai«« is It?"
"Well, U*« iota of value. The camel
would to bo good without It"
"Why ootl Yer don't roppoae people
'ad pa/ sixpence to ace a camel with
»at a homp, do yer?"— Tit-