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President Lauds Montor.
Washington. June 28. — President
Roosevelt has taken ocoasion to express
himself in^most positive terms compli
mentary of the integrity and ability of
Paul Morton, former vice president of
the Atohison, Topeka & Santa Fe rail
road company, and now concluding his
duties as secretary of the navy that he
may assume the chairmanship of the
loirdof directors of the Equitable
Life Assurance society of New York.
These expressions are contained in two
letters, one addressed to the attorney
genheral and the other to Mr. Morton.
Albert Waters, an educated Indian,
h is b< c 1 chosen chief of the Nez Perce
Indians at the big powwow in progress
on tie reservation near Nespelem,
Wash. There'is considerable dissatis
faction over the election, many of the
I idians claiming the office Bhould pro
perly go to the hereditary chief, Yellow
Bull, who followed Chief Joseph all
t irough the Nez Perce campaign of
1577. Yellow Bull says there could be
no disputing of his rights if he chose
to ats rt them.
Knows Frescoing Secret.
The lost art of antique frescoing, the
perfected secret of which was ever
guarded by Michael Angelo and was
thought to have died with him, has
been discovered, and after 20 years of
study and practice is about to be re
vealed in all its original beauty in the
interior of a church in Norwalk, Conn.
This will be the first church in 400
years to be entirely decorated in the
lost art of Angelo.
Maxmillian F. Friederang is discov
erer of the lost art. When searching
the archives of the Vatican library he
found Angelo's diary in which was set
forth the secret process of antique
frescoing. After much study Friede
rang has perfected himself in the lost
art and will practive it in the church
Nevada's Big Scheme.
Formally turning water on 50,000
acres of land in Nevada, the first area
to be benefited by the irrigation law,
is the feat accomplished Saturday.
The story of the construction of the
Truckee-Carson project, with its won
derful network of canals uniting the
four principal drainage basins of the
state, of the expenditure of $9,000,000
and the ultimate intensive cultivation
of more than 400,000 acres of land
now barrefi and desolate, is truly im
Wholesale Produce Prices.
Potatoes, $firstname.lastname@example.org cwt; new pota
toes, $2 cwt; onions, Australian, $6.25
cwt; new onions, $email@example.com cwt; cab
bage, $2.50 cwt; asapragus, 6@7c lb;
rhubarb, 2 1 / fc©3c lb; oranges, $3@
3.50 case; Hood River strawberries,
$2.50 crate; Clark's Seedling strawber
ries, $I.s<i@2 crate; California cher
ries, $firstname.lastname@example.org box; Snake River
cherries, 25c@$l box; gooseberries, $2
crate; plums, $2 box; oranges, $3.50
#4 box; lemons, $3.50@4 box; rad
ishes, 25c doz bunches; green peas, 5c
lb; cucumbers, $email@example.com doz; new
beets, 30c doz bunches; turnips, 25c
Wholesale Feed Prices.
Bran, $18 ton; bran and sharts, $19;
straight shorts, $20; white shorts, $21;
corn, $firstname.lastname@example.org cwt; cracked corn,
$1.55 cwt; timothy hay, $14 ton; al
falfa hay, $11 ton; oil meal, $2 cwt;
grain hay, $12@13 ton; rolled barley,
$1.45 cwt; whole oats, $email@example.com cwt;
chopped oats, $1.70 cwt.
Prices Paid to Producers.
Vegetables and Fruits —Ben Davis
apples, 40c box.
Live Stock—Steers, $firstname.lastname@example.org cwt;
sheep, $email@example.com cwt; hogs, $5.50 cwt;
veal, $6 cwt.
Poultry and Eggs—Chickens, hens,
13c lb live weight; roosters, 6@7c lb
live weight; eggs, $5.50@6 case.
Creamery Products, f. o. b. Spokane
—First grade creamery butter fat,
2014 c lb.
Bank Robber Dies.
Homeless and apparently in a dying
condition, Frank McCoy, known as
"Big Frank," a famous old time bank
burglar, was picked up in the street
in New York recently. McCoy was
a partner of Jimmy Hope, who died
here a few days ago, in the famous
Manhattan bank robbery and in that of
the Beneficial Savings bank of Phila
delphia in 1872, when the burglars car
ried off $60,000.
The building occupied by the F. C.
Ayers Mercantile company at Denver,
wholesale dealers in grain and hay,
and the contents were destroyed by
fire today, entailing a loss of |100,0UU.
Grows Rubber Plants.
Santa Rosa, Cal.—The rubber seeds
recently planted by Luther Burbank at
his home in this city are coming up
nicely, and experiments with these
plants are now actively under way.
The French government intends to
make experiments in its Congo col
ony in the cultivation of a wild coffee
tree discovered by the explorer, M.
WINTER WINDOW GARDEN.
Simple Hints for This Method of Bean*
tifjring the Hume.
There is nothing prettier or cherrler
than a windowful of thrifty growing
plants. To have an attractive plant
ftindow, follow the«e four tJmple rules:
1. Choose plants adapted to room
culture and to the amount of sunshine
they will receive.
2. Feed them well.
3. Keep them Clean.
4. Keep all Insects from them.
An ideal window garden contains
both foliage and flowering plants,
writes Lora S. La Mance In the House
keeper. There shou.d be the most of
the latter. In fact, there need not be
above one or two foliage plants, if
they are large and handsome ones, in
4 small collection. They should always
be what are known as specimen plants,
1. c., handsome enough and luxuriant
enough to stand In a Jardlnier or on a
pedestal by themselves if one wanted
to have them thus. These finely de
veloped, bold-outlined specimens -lye
breadth and tone to any collection.
If one can afford a flue palm or rub
ber plant these are excellent But a
really good Boston fern, or a luxuriant
asparagus sprengerii or plumosa makes
n good substitute or even a bushy rose
geranium or thrifty canna may be used
with far less drain on the pocket book.
Give foliage plants roomy pots, rich
soil and generous treatment. In par
ticular keep the dust off from their
leaves by frequent washings. Never
crowd this class of plants. They need
plenty of space to show off well. A
bracket or stand is a good place for
them for this reason.
The majority of window plants
6hould be flowering ones. See that
they really are flowering ones. A flow
erless flower window is common
enough, but It is a fraud. For instance,
abutilon and the begonia are always
in bloom; oranges and lemons are per
petually In fruit or flower. Many oth
er kinds of begonias, oxalis, douhlo
petunias, primulas, nicotians, carna
tions and geraniums, If they are of
flowering size and have not been al
lowed to exhaust themselves by sum
mer blooming, will flower steadily all
winter and spring.
HOW AH SIN WON A WIFE.
Secured a 52,000 Bride Thronjjh Trlck»
ing a Siinday School.
A certain missionary in one of th-j
rescue homes in local Chinatown ii
disgusted and declares that bhe in
tends to retire and give up the work
of saving souls. All on account of
little "Dan Cupid," who has been
using the mission as a means tv
further his ends.
One day not long ago a neatly
dressed Chinaman entered the mission
and informed the lady in charge that
In a certain alley in Chinatown there
was a slave girl who wished to run
away to the mission and study Christi
anity, but was unable to do so on ac
count of her owner, who was negoti
ating her sale for $2,000 to an old
The next day the missionary mnrte
her appearance in the alley, and with
the help of an Interpreter and a po
lice sergeant rescued the girl, who
took up her abode In the mission. Shj
became an interested pupil and soon
About the same time the Chinaman
who had caused the rescue appeared.
This time he wished to join the church
himself. He had not been a member
long before he came forward with tho
request for a wife, which was grant* d.
Among the names suggested was that
of the rescued girl and he chose her.
Her consent was the only condition,
and, needless to say, that was easily
The wedding was not delayed. The
time taken to deceive the missionaries
had been too long for the loving
hearts. They were united by the mis
sion pastor, after which they left for
a josshouse and were married by tho
priest in real Chinese fashion.
The last the missionaries heard of
them they were living in the heart ot
Chinatown and were worshiping joss.
oven more devoutly than their neigh
bors. Later it was discovered that th.'
Chinaman, who was really the girl's
lover, but had not sufficient funds with
which to purchase her, had usod Uw
missionary people in this shrewd man
ner. He got the girl he loved with
out paying the $2,000. But the mis
sionary has lost her confidence In t!w
yellow race.—San Francisco Call.
Snd Domestic Blow.
The honeymoon hadn't even bejrun
to shoot the chutes when he cams
home one evening and found her cry-
Ing as if her heart would break.
"Why, darling, what In the world
Is the matter?" he asked.
"Ob, .T-John," Bhe sobbed, "I'm so
<l-dlscouraged I d-don't know w-wbat
"What Is It little wine," he queried
as he gathered her into his arms.
"I w-worked all a-afternoon making
c-custard pies b-because you are so
f-fond of them," she replied, "and
t-they all t-turned out s-sponge cakes.
All men are born equal and all worn
cd ar« born a Uttle more sa
0! say not woman's love Is bought
With vain and empty treasure;
0! say not a woman's heart is caught
By every idle pleasure.
When first her gentle bosom knows
Love's flame, it wanders never;
Deep in her heart the passion glows,
She loves, and loves for everl
0! say not woman's false as fair;
That like the bee she ranges;
Still seeking flowers more sweet and rare.
As fickle fancy changes.
Ah, no! the love that first can warm
Will leave her bosom never;
No second passion e'er can charm;
She loves, and loves for ever!
Noughts and Grosses.
WE began to piny first on a
scrap of paper which I had
utilized to make a diagram of
the neighborhood to show her the rela
tive position of our respective homes:
that is to Bay, of her home and the
little house which I had bought and
furnished in the samewhat wild hope
that she might one day by becoming
Its mistress convert It into my home.
On that occasion she had treated the
diagram very flappantly by guiding my
hand to make a nought in the area
which stood for my front garden, and
her mischievous look conveyed to me
that the cipher was meant to represent
the sum of my worldly goods.
Accordingly, I responded with great
Independence by making a big eross —
the 6ymbol which I believe is popu
larly supposed to denote a kiss —on
either side of the little square, which,
In my amateur drawing, stood for the
She resented this because she said I
had played out of turn. She thereupon
drew the correct figure for a game that
■he termed noughts and crosses and
Instructed me how to play In accord
ance with rule. The figure was very
simple, merely two perpendicular
strokes crossed by two horizontal ones,
and there was no skill required, it
seemed. One merely put a nought or
a cross into one of the little spaces and
did one's level best to pet three in a
row, which counted one point It was
a very childish pastime, and yet after
that day I found myself playing it
w.th her at every opportunity; and It
had at least the merit, like mediocre
music In a drawing room, of affording
cover for conversation.
"I don't think," she said one day, in.
an interval which I spent sharpening
her pencil, "that I'm exacting; but one
naturally expects something out of
life, either love or money, and you
can't give me either."
"At least" I suld, In a low voice, "I
give you love."
"No: that's where you make the
mistake. You think that in loving me
you give me love. But you don't—not
an emotion even! Cross out love!"
"I shall do nothing of the kind," I
"As for money," she pursued, "I
don't think, I don't really think that
£400 a year or so is the height of my
ambition, rut a nought for money."
"I decline," I said, "for I can at least
look to the future with tolerable cer
"It's no good looking too far ahead,"
she said; "you must remember we've
got to live in the present."
"You're right" I said, mildly, "and
It's not much consolation to me at the
present moment to reflect that you'll
:ertalnly be sorry some day that you'vi>
%t such a chance slip." I
TRIBULATIONS OF THE HUNKR.
She paused, looked hard at me, and
"To put the matter In a nutshell, you
really have nothing to offer me. Noth
ing, thnt Is to say, except marriage;
and I don't think that of itself suffi
"I might suggest," I ventured, "that
you are scarcely in a position to Judge.
Now If you would allow me to play the
part of devoted husband to you for at
least a year, at the end of thnt time
you might really be able to give an
opinion on the subject"
She shook her head and put a nought
Into the middle of a new diagram and
I responded belligerently with a cross
"As regards the money," I said, "you
can't expect me to make a fortune
without ever having an opportunity."
"That depends," she said, "upon
what you call opportunity."
"Well," I remurked, "I think Miss
Arnold gave me a pretty good oppor
tunity the night of the dance when I
sat out with her In the conservatory."
"Miss Arnold?" she asked quickly.
"Wi.at Miss Arnold? Do you mean
Jcnie Arnold? Oh, I always said she
was a most atrocious flirt!"
"I don't know her Christian name,"
I said, vaguely. "I called her 'dar
ling* and I don't suppose It's any Miss
Arnold that you know."
"Jessie Arnold," she said solemnly,
"would bo the last —mind, I say the
very last —girl to make a wife for a
"Oh! no; the Miss Arnold I mean
told me she understood economic
"Jessie's mean," she said earnestly,
"and she'll never give you anything
but a cold luncheon. Her way of econ
omizing will be to starve you!"
"Whether one sucrumbs to starva
tion or a broken heart," I observed,
darkly, "It will be all the same a hun
dred years hence."
"And In the meantime you've always*
got the house," she said, thoughtful
"But, you know, I haven't much to
keep it on," I said, and I crooked my
forefinger and thumb to represent
"I suppose," she murmured, "one
would sooner succumb to starvation
than a broken heart."
"Could you," I aakod with a sudden
inspiration, "subsist on such Spartan
fare as bread and cheese and—er—
"I think I could," she said, softly,
"if you provided it" — Black and
TOTE IS A GOOD WORD.
Southerner* May Be DintiiiKiiinlud by
the Use of It.
"Speaking of provincialisms, I no
tice that a New York paper has discov
ered that all Southerners can be easily
recognized because they uae the Afri
can word "tote," said a man who
takes an Interest in words in the New-
Orleans Times-Democrat "The papor
declares that Westerners say 'par*'
and Southerners say 'tote.' Well, we
could admit it without blushing. 'Tote'
Is a good word. It describes the thing.
It is short, straight-cut stands well
in its boots and, in fine, meets all the
requirements of the situation. Even
the habit of 'toting' is not a bad one
if you are careful about what you
'tote.' There is very little difference,
so we are told by men who are in po
sition to know, between the physical
energy required to 'tote' and to 'carry.'
Of course, if you 'tote' a thing instead
of 'carrying' It there may be a differ
ence of several pounds in the weight,
but we have every reason for believing
the difference would not be great
"So far as known, though we are
not particularly well posted on the
legal frspect of the question, the la"v
does not uinke any mnrked distinction
between the words 'tote' and 'carry.'
"We have read somewhere that It
lins boen held by some Judge or other
that if a prejjouderance of proof shows
a man 'toted' a pistol, for instance,
the necessary inference would be that
he also 'carted' It though we do not
recall at the moment exactly where we
read the announcement So, too it has
been held that an Indictment that a
man 'did steal, take and "tote" away'
for his own use and with felonious in
tent one ham, was good in both form
and substance, and was not quashable
because of the use of the word 'tote.'
'Tote' and 'carry' are for all practical
purposes understood to be synony
mous, 'Pack' 1h also a good word, but
a bit more confusing than the word
'tote' became—and the same may be
said of the word 'carry'—tta duties
have lncreasod since It came Into use.
"We stand for the word tote,' not
because of any pride in Its origin, but
because It means what It Raya. 'Toto*
is definite. And we make bold to say "
that few words now In common use
have stuck with more tenacity to the
text than this same word. It doesn't
mean one thing to-day and another
thing to morrow. It Is absolutely eou
stant and always unambiguous. Since
we have pernfltted 'tote' to slip into
our vernacular, as a result of our proc
esses of assimilation In the matter of
speech, we will stand by It though we
had hoped that Webster, who ha*
honored the word with a place In his
book, had gained a* much wider circu
lation than he seems to have gained,
if we may form a Judgment on tha
criticism in the New York paper."
HIS FORTUNE IN AN ORCHID.
Steward of a Bn«nr Steamship Be
lieves He Ha* Found Lost Specie*.
The steward of the sugar steamer
Abergeldle, which, after doubling the
Cape of Good Hope, has tied up at the
Arbuckle refinery, near the foot of
Pearl street, Brooklyn, believes he has
a specimen of a long-lost valuable or
Through the taste of the steward for
orchids Captain Keith's dining room
became the attractive shelter of a rare
If the steward's surmise, based on
the description of the bloom which the
natives gave hhn, are correct, he ex
pects to become so wealthy that he
can buy up half the top-priced orchids
in England and corner the market.
At Macassar, the chief port on the
Island of Celebes, the Abergeldie'a
steward, H. Dedekind, was presented
by a Chinese clerk with an orchid
seedling, which he planted in gravel
within a cocoanut husk.
The Macassar seedling is developing
finely, and in five years will break
out, said the Chinaman, Into white
blossoms, and may then be worth $500.
At Sourabaya a native came off
shore with palms, and the steward
asked him if be could fetch some or
chids. A few days later the native re
turned with some parasitic seedlings
growing out of moss on the rind of a
The collector had detached the bark
with moss and orchid. The Malay said
that he had collected the specimens
at the risk of bis life, having robbed
the graveyard of a village near Soura
baya to get the unpromising looking
From the description of the gorgeous
bloom to come, Dedekind believes it to
be an orchid which accidentally arriv
ed in England fifty years ago from en
unknown origin and was lost
"What 1 In a name?"
"Well, that depends. If it to a Rus
sian name there la usually 'sky 4 ,or
'vitcn' In it, at least."—Detroit Frea