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r*-' I^THE APPEAL KEEPS IN FRONT 1 -It aims to publish all the newt possible. BIt does so Impartially, wasting no words, fruits correspondents ars able and enorgetld* mnmiiiiimiii ^w^HBiyHUBBrMWMnnini VOL. 25. NO. 33. Something New WHEewaquietlZlster.Lindemany Some of Me Latest and Most Extrao rdinqry^ Ways oi forming Strange Feats N Herman th foreman of a Chicago printing establishment, and Miss Ella to whom he engaged to be mar ried, slipped awa from Chicago a few days ago they ap parently had all their plans laid to sreate a sensation. They had con Bded to a few of their closest friends before leaving that they were going to Elkhart, Ind., to be married. They lldn't want a church wedding, they had said. They preferred something more romantic, a quiet wedding, but with all the trimmings of an elope ment. So they eloped but instead of go ing to Elkhart they went to St. Jo Beph, Mich., where an obliging justice of the peace made them man and wife. Early the next morning they alighted from the train at South Bend, Ind., went direct to the hotel where they bad engaged a room ahead by tele graph, took breakfast, walked down to the St. Joseph river and apparently committed suicide in a most deliberate and novel manner. First they engaged a small rowboat at a wharf *on the river bank where pleasure boats are kept for hire. Lin cloman stepped in, gallantly helped his wife aboard, took the oars and headed tor the dam near Island park, a pleas ure resort a mile or so below the town. As the small boat neared the dam men and women on the island and on the river banks were alarmed to see Lindeman cast aside the oars and stand up, allowing the current to Bweep the boat onward to destruction. His^wife stood, up, too,, and Lindeman put his arm around her to support her. Both seemed heedless of the warnings that were being shouted at them to row for their lives. Instead of making any effort to save himself or his wife, Lindeman coolly lighted a cigarette and waved it at the panic stricken people on the river bank. As for his wife, she rested her head on his shoulder and waited for the end. Went to Their Death Laughing. A few moments later the rowboat reached the brink of the dam. The young couple laughing and talking. Then the boat went down over the dg and was found some time after ward overturned and slowly floating down stream. The bodies of Lihde-1 man and his wife were not recovered until late that night.. If Mr. and Mrs. Lindeman went to South Bend with the deliberate inten tion of committing suicide together, and there is every evidence that they did, they certainly selected a novel and most tragic way in which to take their own lives. But more remarkable still was the way in which Douglas Sherrin Frith Panton, a London lawyer, ended his life at a lonely spot on the rocky coast of Cornwall a few weeks earlier. His dead body, manacled hand and foot and dressed in woman's attire, was found on the rocks at the toot of the cliffs at Mousehole, village close il .'."JCS 3&J& B&$ to Penzance and not far from the spot where John Davidson, the poet, re cently disappeared under most mys terious circumstances. Douglas Panton was 35 years of age and a grandson of W. P. Frith, the fa mous artist. On the day previous to the finding of his body Panton arrived at Penzance by train from London, and registered at the Queen's hotel as "D. Platten, London." His luggage consisted of a brown leather suit case, which he guarded carefully and in sisted on carrying to his room. That evening he went out for a walk, taking a big paper bundle with him. Later he was seen walking along the cliff near Mousehole, a picturesque fishing hamlet about three miles from Penzance. He still had his paper bundle with him. This was the last time he was seen alive. He did not return to his hotel that night. On the following evening a boy wan dering along the cliff spied what ap peared to be a woman's body, fully dressed, lying among the rocks close to the water. When the police and the coast guard reached the place they made an extraordinary discov ery. There were handcuffs fastened to the wrists and ankles of the wom an. To add to their amazement the woman had close cropped hair and a beard. The body was later identified by Philip N. Panton of London as that of his brother Douglas. Went to Death Dressed as Woman. Scattered along the top of the cliff near where the bpdy was found the police picked up a pair of trousers, one shoe, a walking stick, a bracelet set with paste diamonds, a waistcoat, a linen JHMJEL ja j^j^!DjUfti& A a collar and tie. These had evidently been discarded by Panton in favor of the other clothes in which his body was found. These comprised a brown jacket with black braid, a brown skirt with black braid round the bottom, a crepe de chine petticoat edged with lace, a blue motor veil, a cashmere blouse, black stockings, corsets, un derlinen and a pair of lady's high heeled shoes. It is supposed by the police who in vestigated this remarkable case that Panton changed his clothing at the top of the cliff, adjusted the handcuffs to his ankles and wrists and then either jumped or fell to his death. The fall killed him. Death was not due to drowning, although the body had been submerged at high tide in the night The body had been prevented from being washed out to sea by a protect ing rock behind which it had lodged. Panton was a rising young barris ter, single and fairly well-to-do. He had not been considered eccentric and no reason why he should want to take his life has yet been discovered. But that he did take it there appears to be no doubt and when he committed sui cide he sought, like Mr. and Mrs. Lin deman, a new way in which to do i* Thinks Sand Dust Beneficial. But the craze to do something'new is not confined to those of a morbid W off cities! turn of wind. Imagjae a man eating I tnV Wnd. and possibly the most unus- 12 spoonfuls of sand, partly because, he likes sand and partly to win a wager of five dollars. J. M. Hubbard, an architect, of St Joseph, Mo., has a theory that ordinary building sand, eaten in small doses, has a very bene ficial effect on the human system. At least, he says he has found it so In his own case. Mr. Hubbard was in Minneapolis on business last month and while chatting with some travel ing men in the hotel he ventured to express his opinion of the medicinal value of building sand. Nobody seemed to believe that the architect ever ate any of it Mr. Hubbard offered to eat a dozen spoonfuls of sand just to prove that he knew what he was talking about Then William Brand, the hotel clerk, bet him five dollars that he couldn't .^.^L^&.^^k^.-l^^^imhman ^mmm seemeanEo"'tEinK that auch a dose of building sand would kill the architect. So he sent for the sand and they all stood around him while he gulped down 12 heapirfg teaspoonfuls. He seemed to relish It and he collected the five dollars and did not suffer any ill effects. "Sand in considerably smaller doses than the one I took is one of the best things in the world for the stomach," he explained after the performance. COOLLYLKrHTi CIGARETTE AND WAVED IT AT THE P/7/Y/C STRICKEN PEOPLE "I don't place any faith in the theory of those traveling men that sand is poison Or that it hurts the membranes. I am going to go on eating sand all my life, because it is better than any other medicine I know of." Married in a Balloon. Married in a balloon and by wire less telephone is the latest word in unusual marriages. Carey A. Beebe of Seattle and Miss Margaret A. Hall of Lewiston, Mont., both taken with the craze to do something new and original, were married that way at Seattle a couple of weeks ago. In the basket when the balloon sailed skyward were only the engaged cou ple. The balloon was equipped with a double telephone system of the wire less variety. The wireless operator was on the ground below, surrounded by bridesmaids, the best man, other attendants and the relatives of the young man. An Episcopal minister, Dr. Sundstrum, was also present to officiate at this very odd wedding cere money. While the balloon was sailing away the wedding proceeded. The minister read the marriage service and asked Mr. Beebe and Miss Hall the usual questions by wireless telephone, and their replies were promptly received. After the ceremony was ended and the howly wedded pair had received con gratulations and kisses by wireless telephone, Mr. Beebe opened the big valve hr the top of the balloon and* they descended in safety to be over whelmed with more congratulations and kisses. At Los Angeles, Cal., Mrs. Lillian M. Hoag has broken all records by fasting for 49 days.!- The highest known previous record was that of Etta Priscilla Grove, a Chicago school teacher, who fasted at Long Beach 41 days a year ago. Her Long Fast Beneficial. Mrs. Hoag's fast was broken a few days ago when she "dined" with her brother. Her first "meal" consisted of a small cantaloupe. This long peri od of abstinence was due to illness that the -woman hoped to overcome by refraining from food of any kind. The result was even more wonderful than she herself hoped for. Throughout this long fast Mrs. Hoag did her own housework and wash ing, cooked the home meals and per formed all the tasks of housekeeper. Rising every morning at 4:30 o'clock she was active until between nine and ten o'clock at night, when she re tired to sound sleep. Romantic engagements and happy marriages have resufed from notes written oneggs, boy^s, wrap pers or bidden-In goods consigned to The latest romance of Defective Page even ST. PAUL AND MINNEAPOLIS. MIN.^ATDB1)AT. AUGUST 14, 1909. ual, will culminate' within the next few days in the wedding of Joseph Law, of Sioux City,'lavto Miss Mary Kingsley, of Tillingsley^ Conn. About a year ago, in a spirit of fun, she wrote a note on a coffinjin the factory where she is employe!, wrapped it around the handle bt the coffin and then waited to see wjiat happened. The casket in due course reached the Westcott undertaking establishment at Sioux City, where Mr. Law is em ployed. He found the* note inclosed in the tissue paper wrapper covering one of the handles. He answered it. Miss Kingsley replied and the corres pondence soon grew so serious that after an exchange of photographs the pair announced their engagement Mr. Law left Sioux City last week for Miss Kingsley's home, wiere "the- wedding fork World. SIGN OF SOMETHING WRONG. j!:-i?--yL^\/ Drowsiness During Normal Waking Hours Is Something That Should Be Looked Into. Sleepiness is a normal and healthy condition when it occurs at the usual bedtime, and when hot extreme, and overpowering, but it is not always as sociated with sleep. Some persons in I perfect health and excellent sleepers hardly know the meaning of drowsi ness they are active mentally and physically until they are in bed then sleep comes at once, and when it leaves them in the morning they are again in full mental awakeness. There are less fortunate persons, who never have a complete and satis factory night's rest, who are yet al most constantly drowsy they are al ways nodding, but when the head touches the pillow sleep recedes, and the night is a succession of drowsy lapses to sleep with the instant return of semi-consciousness. In general, with the exception noted at the beginning of this article, drows iness is abnormal, and indicates some thing wrong, either in the body of the sufferer or in his habits. Those who SJS'Si?S &&51m the midnight oil, pay for their bad habit by attacks Of sleepiness in the afternoon and early jevening later, unfortunately, after the influence of digestion wears off, the drowsiness appears, and then, relijaved of his bur den, the person "sits ^ip to all hours" again, thinking in that way to make up for the hours lost by drowsiness. If he would abandon nis owlish habit, go to bed betimes and get his seven or eight hours of continuous sleep that he needs, his* daytime and eve ning drowsiness wouljl disappear, he could do more and better work, and find life much more enjoyable. A slight drowsiness is Often noticed after a hearty meal, because active di gestion draws a greater volume of blood to the stomach, so that the brain is relatively poofly supplied. In some southern countries this tenden cy is favored, and the siesta after the noon meal is a nations1 custom: With us, the after dinner cip of black cof fee often drives away the impulse to sleepwhether for goj or ill may be left to the physiologists to determine. Sometimes we hear of attacks of sleepiness occurring suddenly at cer tain periods of the day or at irregular intervals. These are altogether ab normal, and in such cases there is al most always some poison at work in the nervous centersusually a self manufactured poison, which, because it is made injtoo great quantity or be cause constipation or kidney disease prevents its rapid elimination, accu mulates in the system. -.1- An essential in the tireatfent of such cases is dieting. Meat should be given up, for a time at least and the only beverage allowable Is water or milk.Youth's Companion 'Kvx. Of Course They A "Shad is a fine thing. 'So is marriage. Someu der if either is worth the 1 1 CALLS ATTENTION O COUNTRY vhlcb s,nc year lashe 1 1 (11 1 (li^^^lUI1 es I won mbik!'* Epifanio Portela, envoy extraordinary from Ar gentina, has risen to remark that Americans could get more trade with his country if they only had ships sailing from New York or some Other central point to Buenos Ayres. As it is .now, about the only way that American goods can be shipped to Argentina is by way of Europe. But four American ships' visited Buenos Ayres in 1908. Despite this handicap, the envoy says, the residents of his land took nearly $50,000,000 of American goods last year. The total annual trade is- $600,000,000. "The people of our country would like to trade with America," says Portela, "but as it is, the countries of Europe can undersell yours on everything except^agricultural machinery, which constitutes the bulk of the $50,000,000 business we do with you now. "Americans, as a rule, little appreciate the size of Argentine Republic and its magnificence. The republic is as big as all the territory- east of the Mississippi, including also North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa and Minne- sota. Our country will, in time, be the granary of the world. In 1900 in the United States there were 52,589,000 acres of wheat, in Argentina we have now 80,000,000 acres under. cultivation and an average yield of 20 bushels to the acre. "Buenos Ayres is as large as Philadelphia. You may not realize that. It has 14 theaters and three grand opera houses, one of which cost $2,000,000. Senor Portela first came to the United States as an attache of the lega- tion during Gen. Grant's second term as president. Later he became minister to Brazil, Chile and Spain, and4n 1905 he returned again to the United States as envoy. By profession he is a newspaperman, being^an editorial writer on La Nacion before he entered diplomacy. HURLED FROM PQWER With Col. Georges Picquart, alternately France's military hero and the target for her opprobrium, fate has played a pretty game of battledore. A bureau clerk with a military rank and title, he became a national character when the Dreyfus affair was at its height by suddenly espousing the cause of that officer at the mo ment of his greatest unpopularity. As a conse quence, Picquart was hated, cursed, threatened, ridiculed. But history,moves rapidly in la belle France and public opinion races between ex tremes. After Zola and the courts of last degree, Dreyfus was freed, whitewashed, cheered and promoted. Upon the national wave of reaction his friends like Picquart rode to quick popularity. Eventually it went so far in the latter's case as to make him minister of war in the cabinet of the republicpractical head, under the president, of the military establish- ment of France. j_. ,Npw, with.no%in of own omission or commission thank, 1?Kas3turned round again.-his CoL Picquar is hurled with equao suddennesswheeleth from his pedestal, no more to be courted by generals and senators, no more to gracefully ride across the upper end of the review fields while cannons roar, bands crash and divisions cheer. Because his premier, head of the cabinet, in an unguarded moment permitted hjs temper to run away with his tongue in the chamber, to be outpointed with the oratorical foils of finesse by his ancient enemy, Delcasse, the ministry tumblesnot only Clemenceau, but his fellows, including Col. Georges Picquart, plaything of the jocular gods that be in modern France. TO HEAD ENGLAND'S NAVtY ,to Admiral Sir Arthur Moore, K.e C. B., K. C. V. O., C. M. G., who will succeed Sir John Fisher in October next as the active head of the Eng lish navy, is a sailor who has risen to his pres ent position by sheerohard of 1882, when commanded the Orion and was present at the battle of Tel- el-Kebir. He was one of the British representatives at the Anti-Slavery con- gressunt1Brussels at in 1889, and he was also a naval aid-de-camp to the late Queen Victoria. He was commander-in-chief at the Cape station during the South African war and his last command was at the China station. He held PROPOSES GREAT CANAL -,-iE'1' ,naeUT tte work and competence. He is not a spectacular person, like Lord Charles Beresford or his immediate predecessor, Sir John Fisher, but hebees ha distinguished himself by al ways doing the job that was given him in excel lent shapeha 8 and without any unnecessary fuss and noise. Patriotic Englishmen hope that his advent at the admiralty will mark the end of the petty personal and political jealousies which have done so much harm to the service recently. Admiral Moore is now 62 years old. He en tered the navy in 1860, and was specially pro moted for his services during the Egyptian war be W. J. Botterill, a London (England) 'civil en gineer, has proposed the building of a sea level canal 120 feet wide and 21 feet deep across Eng land, from Yarmouth, the naval base of the Brit ish Isles on the North sea, to the Bristol chan nel, 240 miles away. The proposed canal would also have a branch to Birmingham, an important commercial city, making it a port for sea-going vessels. This.section, which would..connect with the main canal at Oxford, would be 60 miles long. Engineer Botterill declares the main idea of the canal to be commerce, but of course, the naval defense England has expected to make for herself in the' European war ttiat always threatens comes up for consideration With this idea in view Mr. Botterill would provide a forti- fied naval base at Rockland, a few miles .from Yarmouth, where 40 Dread- noughts could be docked and there would be 400 acres~of safe water. Another advantage of the proposed canal, the author of the idea says, would be the sailing of vessels from. New York right past the Oxford uni- versities. KID COTTON KING" BROKE Jesse L. Livermore, "kid cotton king," at the age of 31, when he. looked more as if he were only 21, has gone the way of the speculator. Jesse is broke. Out of three big guesses as to which way the cotton market would go he guessed right once. That guess brought him $3,000,000. But he lost $1,000,000 of this "bull ing" the market .in August, of 1908. The price of cotton suddenly dropped- $2.50 a" bale. This last time Jesse sold short in cotton and also in wheat, in both of which the "wheat king'^of Chi cago, James A. Patten, has been operating. Pat ten guessed right, but Livermore didn't. Consequently his name has been erased from the doors of E. F. Hutton & Co. Jesse first saw the light in Shrewsbury, Mass., in 18771 His first speculative attempt netted him $3.12. With a boy friend he took a flyer in Burlington & Quincy in a local bucket shop in 1893just 16 years old, you see. By the time he was 21 he. had $8,000 or $9,000, all made in speculation. _,_ -?& $2.40 PER Y.EAE, New Jersey Girl One of Uncle Sam's Youngest Scientists. -T-f#^ ^r'- Miss Evelyn Mitchell of East Orange, Known in Europe and America, as an Expert on Life of In sect World. Washington.Miss Evelyn Mitchell, one of the youngest women scientists in the United States, who is now do ing important work for the govern ment at the Smithsonian Institution, is preparing to write a book on gnats. Miss Mitchell has already attracted the attention of the scientific world both in America and Europe by a no table work on mosquitoes entitled, "Mosquito Life," and is concluding her collection of gnats for the purpose of embodying in book form her study of them. Miss Mitchell, who is under thirty and one of the brightest women now doing expert work for the government, is the daughter of Marcus Mitchell, postmaster of East Orange, N. J., and is a graduate of Cornell university. She looks less like a scientist than could be imagined by any one who has always pictured experts of this kind as old and decidedly peculiar in dress and in personality. Miss Mitchell is full of life and enjoys sports that every college girl dpes. She never talks "bug," but in her work at the National museum here she sits side by side with men who have spent years of a long life in scientific, research. The spectacle of a woman not yet out of her twenties doing remarkable work for the government is rather un usual even at the capital, where wom en are engaged in many and varied branches of work. Miss Mitchell came here in 1904, and has since been engaged in scientific work. Previous to that she had had wide experience in the field following her course ol study at Cornell. The circumstancei under which Miss Mitchell obtained her education at the big college in Ithaca and the determination witl which she pursued her interest in in sect life: are more than ordinarily in teresting. When Miss Mitchell was a small youngster playing about her parents' home in East Orange, she manifested a keen interest in everything thai crawled or flew. She brought some thing more than discomfort into the household when she Introduced all sorts of things, from spiders to bats, and took delight in watching her cap tives. When she Was ten years old she was sent to school, and shortlj afterward she came across a book en titled "Ten Thousand Spiders," bj Burt Green Wilbur, professor/of physi ology at Cornell university. This waa the first intimation she had that jug 'and beetles and such things were Wet made a life study, and during the re maining years of her schooling it East Orange she nursed the hope thai one day she could find Mr. Wilbui and study all about his "Ten Thou sand Spiders" with him. Preparations had been completed by her father for her entrance to Cornell university, when reverses came and it looked as if the young nature stu dent would have to give up her ambi tion. She thought It out awhile and then took French leave of her family, going to Philadelphia, where she asked John B. Stetson to lend her the money, at interest, for her first year at Cornell. The funds were forthcom ing. Miss Mitchell went to college, and after her first year she worked her way through, paid back the money to Mr. Stetson and was appointed an instructor in field zoology at the Cor* nell summer camp. It was about this time that Dr. J. W. Dupree, surgeon general of Louis* tana, sent to Cornell for a "first-class man" to be sent to the Louisiana State university as field and labora tory assistant in mosquito work. Miss Mitchell was selected as the "man/' and she made good. From Baton Rouge, La., Miss Mitch ell came to Washington and began her work for the government at the National museum. She was the first woman to be given a place on the faculty of George Washington university, when she was made instructor in zoology. She is a member of the Biological Society of Washington, the American Associa tion for the Advancement of Science, the Entomological Society of America and the National Health league. When she came to Washington Miss Mitchell took and still holds the place at the National museum made va cant by the death of Dr. McConnelL who for years, made the drawings of shells for Dr. William H. Dall of the Smithsonian Institution.