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President Lauds Montor.
Washington. Jane 28. — President'
Roosevelt has taken occasion to express
himself inmost positive terms compli
mentary of the integrity and ability of
Paul Morton, former vice president of i
the Atohßon, 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
Lite Assurance society of New York.
These eiprtssions are contained in two
letters, one addressed to the attorney
genheral and the other to Mr. Morton.
Albert Waters, an educated Indian,
hisbi (1 chosen chief of the Nez Pen-.'
Indium at the big powwow in progress
' on tl» reservation near Nespelem,
Wash. There is considerable dissatis
factioi over the election, many of the
I idiais claiming the office should pro
perly go to the hereditary chief, Yellow
Bull, who followed Chief Joseph all
irough the Nez Perce campaign of
1377. Yellow Bull says there could be
no disputing of his rights if he chose
to an 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.
I Maxmillian F. Friederang is discov
erer of the lost art. When searching
ihe archives of the Vatican library he
(he archives of the Vatican library set
mind 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
no"; barren and desolate, is truly im
ft Wholesale Produce Prices.
!■ Wholesale Produce Prices. pn.t.a-
I Potatoes, $email@example.com cwt; new nnta.
toes, $2 cwt; onions, Australian, $6.25
CWt; new onions, $firstname.lastname@example.org cwt; cab
bage, $2.50 cwt; asapragus, 6@7c lb;
rhubarb, 2%@3c lb; oranges, $3@
3.50 case; Hood River strawberries,
$2.50 crate; Clark's Seedling strawber
ries, $1.50@2 crate; California cher
ries, $email@example.com box; Snake River
cherries, 25c@$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
]b; cucumbers, $firstname.lastname@example.org doz; new
beets, 30c doz bunches; turnips, 25c
• cloz bunches.
Wholesale Feed Prices.
Bran, $18 ton; bran and shorts, $19;
straight shorts, $20; white shorts, $21;
corn, $email@example.com 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, $firstname.lastname@example.org cwt;
Shopped oats, $1.70 cwt.
Prices Paid to Producers.
Vegetables and Fruits—Ben Davis
apples, 40c box.
I Live Stock—Steers, $email@example.com cwt;
I sheep, $firstname.lastname@example.org cwt; hogs, $5.50 cwt;
veal, $6 cwt.
Poultry and Eggs—Chickens, hens,
13c lb live weight; roosters, 6@7c lb
live weight; eggs, 1 $5.50@6 case.
Creamery Products, f. o. b. Spokane
—First grade creamery butter fat,
20 %c lb.
Bank Robber Dies.
Homeless and apparently in a dying
condition. Frank McCoy, known as j
"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 $00,000.
( Denver Fire.
The building occupied by the F. C.
Ayers Mercantile company at Denver,
wholesale dealers in grain and hay,
and the contents were destroyed by
lire today, entailing a loss or $100,000.
' 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
tree discovered by the explorer. M.
WINTER WINDOW GARDEN.
Simple Hint* for This Method of Beau-
tifying the Home.
There Is nothing prettier or cherrier
than a wlndowful of thrifty growing
plants. To have on attractive plnnt
window, follow th»>4e four ilmple rules:
1. Choose plaMs adapted to rpOffl
culture and to the amount of suusuiua
they will receive.
2. Feed them well.
3. Keep them clean.
4. Keep sll In—CU from them.
An Ideal window garden contains
both foliage and Boworlng plants,
writes I.orn 8. La Mance in the House-
R« par. There shuu.d be the most of
the latter. In fact, there need not be
abort one or two foliage plants, If
they nro largo and humisi me ones, in
t small collection. They should always
lie what are known as specimen plants,
1. c., handsome enough and luxuriant
enough to stand In a jardlnier or on n
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 fine palm or rub
ber plant those are excellent But n
really good Boston fern, or a luxuriant
asparagus sprengerii or plumosa makes
a good substitute or even a bushy TOM
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 tills reason.
The majority of window plants
should be flowering ones. See that
they really are (lowering ones. A flow
erless flower window is common
enough, but It is a fraud. For Instance,
abutllon and the begonia are always
In bloom; oranges and lemons are per
petually in fruit or flower. Many oth
er kinds of begonias, oxalis, double
petunias, primulas,, nicotian*, 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.
Becnred a $2,000 Bride Thronjch Trick
ing a Sunday School.
A certain missionary in one of tho
rescue homes In local Chinatown if
disgusted and declares that she In
tends to retire and give up the work
of saving souls. All on account of
little "Dan Cupid," who has been
using fie 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 t on ac
count of her owner, who was negoti
ating her sale for $2,000 to an. old
The next day the missionary made
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. Sho
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 1
long before he came forward with tho
request for a wife, which was granted.
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 the
priest in real Chinese fashion.
The last the missionaries heard of
them they were living In the heart or
Chinatown and were worshiping joss,
even more devoutly than their neigh
j bors. Later it was discovered that the
Chinaman, who was really the girl's
lover, but had not sufficient funds with
' which to purchase her, bad used th«
j missionary people In this shrewd man
' ner. He got the girl he loved with
out paying the $2,000. Bat the mis
sionary has lost her confidence In the
yellow race. —San Francisco Call.
Sad Domestic Mow.
The honeymoon hadn't even begun
to shoot the chutes when he came
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.
"Oh, .T-John," she sobbed, "I'm so
d-discouraged I d-don't know w-what
"What Is it, little wlfle," 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-tney all t-turned out s-sponge cake*.
All men are born equal and all worn
co are bora a little more sa
0! fiay not woman's love Is bought
With vain and empty tre.nsure;
0! say not a woman's heart ia caught
By every idle pleasure.
When first, her gentle bosom knows
Love*9 flame, it wanders never;
Deep in her heart the pnssion glowt.
She loves, and loves for ever!
Or say not woman's f.ilse as fnlr;
That like the bee she ranges;
Still set-king 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 everl
Noughts and Grosses.
WE began to piny first on a
Berap of paper which I had
utilized to mnkp a diagTam of
the neighborhood to show her the rela
tlve position of our respective homes",
that is to say, 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
Us 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 won'Jly goods.
Accordingly, I responded with great
Independence by making a bi/j cross—
the Bymbol which I believe Is popu
larly supposed to denote a kiss —on
either side of the little square, which,
lii uiy amateur drawing, stood for the
She resented this because she said 1
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 ;r<>t 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 said, 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. Rut you don't —not
an emotion even! Cross out love!*'
"I shall do nothing of the kind," I
"As for monoy," she pursued, "I
don't think, I don't really think that
£400 a year or so Is the height of my
ambition. Put a nought for money."
"I decline," I said, "for I can at hast
look to the future with tolerable cer
"It's no good looking too far ahead,"
»he 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
certainly be sorry gome day that youv» ;
Vt such a chance slip."
TRIBULATIONS OF THE HUNTCR.
She paused, looked hard at me, and
"To put the matter in a nutshell, you
really have nothing to offer me. Noth
ing, that Is to say, except marriage;
and 1 don't think that of Itself sulll
"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 ut
least a year, at the end of that time
you might really be able to give ait
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 Bald, "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 remarked, "I think mirs
Arnold gave me a pretty good oppor
tunity the night of the dance when I
sat out with her In the conservators'."
"Miss Arnold?" she asked Quickly.
"What Miss Arnold? l>o you mean
Jessie Arnold? Oh, I always said she
was a inoHt atrocious flirt!"
"I don't know her Christian name,"
I Raid, vaguely. "I called her 'dnr
ling' and I don't suppose it's any Mlbh
Arnold that you know."
"Jesnle 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 mo 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 succumbs to ntarva
tlon or a broken heart," I observed,
dnrkly, "it will be all the same a hun
dred years hence."
"And In the imtimeyoii've always
got the house," she wild, thoughtful
"Rut, you know, I haven't much to
ktM-ji it on," I H;i/d, and I crooked my
forefinger arwl thum represent
"I suppose," sfa ■ nured, "one
would sooner buccuij to Btarvation
than a broken heart."
"Could you," I asked with « sudden
inspiration, "subsist on such Bpartan
fare as bread and cheese and <t —
"I think I could," she said, softly
"If you provided it" — Black and
TOTE IS A GOOD WORD.
Southerners May lie Distinguished l»j
the Dm of It.
"Speaking of provincialisms, I no
ticc that a New York paper has discov
ered that all Southerners can be easily
recognized because they use the Afrl
can word "tote," paid a man who
take* an interest in words in the New
Orleans Times-Democrat "The papoi
declares that Westerners say 'pacu
and Southerners say 'tote.' Well, w/
could admit it without Mushing. 'T^e'
is a good word. It describes tbe ■ 'ling.
It is short, straight cut, st;iii<ls well
In Its boots and, In fine, meeta fill the
requirements of the situation. Even
the habit of 'toting* ta rot a had one
if you are careful about what you
'tote.' There is very little difference,
so we are told by men who art- in po
sition to know. b«twire:i '.lit; physical
energy required to 'tote* and U> 'carry.'
Of course, If you 'tote' a tMnjr instead
of 'carrying' it th»r-! may ha a differ
ence of several pounds in the weight,
but we have every reason for believing
the difference wouM nor. be reat
"So far as known, though wo are
not particularly well post"<l on the
legal fagpect of the quest! n, the lav
doea not make any marked distinction
between the WOrdfl tot* 1 and 'carry.'
"Wo have road somewhere that It
has been held by some Judge or other
that if a preponderance 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 80, 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 qunshable
because of the use of the word 'tote.'
'Tote' and 'carry' are for all practical
purposes understood to be synony
mous. 'Pack* Is also a good word, but
a bit more confusing than the word
'tote' became—and the same may bo
said of the word 'carry'—lts duties
have lncreasod since It came Into use.
"We stand for flic word 'tote,' not
because of any pride In Its origin, but
because It means what It says. 'Toto'
Is definite. And we make bold to say
that few wordß now In common DM
have stuck with more tenacity to the
text than this same word. It doesn't
mean one thing today and -'mother
thing to-morrow. It Is absolutely con
sfant and nlwnys unambiguous. Slnco
we have permitted '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 wo
had hoped that Webster, who hart
honored the word with a place In his
l>ook, 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.
Hteworrl of ■ Hn«nr Bteum«hlp Itr-
ltoven lie Han Found I-out Hpecles.
The steward of the sugar steamer
Abergeldle, which, after doubling tho
Cape of Good Hope, has tied up at the
Arbuckle refinery, near the foot of
Pearl street, lirooklyn, believes he has
a specimen of a long-lost valuable or
Through the taste of the stoward 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 him, are correct, he ex
pects to become so wealthy that he
can buy up half the ton-oricofl r>ro>ii<in
ttat» .■■■>... wifimtyn-iatttf tiie na .»^,
/fumed 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 ills 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, Dedeklnd believes It to
be an orchid which accidentally arriv
ed In England fifty years ago from au
uuknown origin and was lost
- What's la a name?"
"Well, that depends. If It is a Rus
sian name there la usually 'sky' or
'vitch' In it, at least-"—Detroit Free