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If nrunnnnrn nnr in taiimi i Ntlf kiilttim" wnniiM THE IOIA REGISTER FRTDAY, MAT 1J. ion V v r r i IV t. r - J'Mt fi All M HAVE SIU'PUKW fiO.OUU Uefiigccs in Iminciltato Need of Food Dy Berlptm-McIIae Preta Ann'n. Lutiduii, Muy l4.GovernorLlowol lyn, of tho Windward Islands cables from St. Vincent "I arrived yostor day, Monday, and found tho state of affairs inuoli worse than previously reported . Tho country on tho 'oast coast between Ho bin Rock and George town was apparently struck and do vastod in a manner similar to St. Plorro. I fear that practically all living things aro killed. Tho doad will probably roach sixteen hundred but tho exact figure will novor bo known. A thousand bodlos aro burled. Ono hundred and sixty persons are in tho hospital at Goorgetown. Of thoso probably six will recover. Tho details aro too harowing to doscrlbo. I bavo a coasting steamer ru nnlng up und down from St. Lucia with water and provisions. Twolvo thousand dollars worth of roliefhas boon received. I havo asked for ono medical olllcer each from Trinidad and Grenada. Tho crulsor Indefntlg--ablo remains hero. All neighboring British coloDie9 aro giving assistance gonerously. Tho awful calamity is now fully roallzod. All tho best sugar estates in tho Carlb country aro de vastod and tho eattlo aro dead. Tho eruption continues but is moderating though anxiety is still felt. Tho ladles aro making articles of clothing." Dy 6crlpp-Mcnae Preii Au'n. nw:d food rou 50,000. Washington, May 11 Lloutonant McCormaek of tho Potomac cables tho navy department from Martlnlquothat provisions will bo needed for fifty thousand refugees wlthlnl ton days. Commandor McLean of Cincinnati cables that ho is assisting tho govern ment of Martinique at Fort DoFranco and that ho had sont tho Potomac to St. Vincent on hoaring tho Inows of tho disaster there. Ho says ho! might follow hlrasnlf. Admiral Barker tel egraphs from Brooklyn reporting that tho Buffalo is ready. ito sail on two hours notice. Consul Aymo cables from Martinique that water Is not neoded there, but food is Imper ative for fifty thousand, refugees. TIIK WOKST IS TRUE Or Bcnppn MrHu Prru ajwoouuub London, May 14. Governor Hodg son of Barbadoos cables a confirma tion of tho pro9s dispatches on the - Icanic disasters in Martinique and says "The crulsor Suchot is carrying refugees and getting supplies. Tho food supplied Is urgently needed. The services of medical olllcers aro not required as thero wero no wounded at St. Pierre. It Is ostlmatcd that two millions tons of dust from St. Vincent foil at Barbadoos." IT RAINS I.AVA By Scrlpp-McRae Pre Au'n. Custrlos St. Lucia, May 14 Tho eruption of Soufrloro continues. Groat columns of smoko andi balls of fire aro rising miles into tho uli Tho discharge is accompanied 'by trcme dous oxploslons. It Is impossible to reach tho burning district which em braces tho entlro northern half of tho island. Kingstown is safe though ashes and hot pobblos Iconttnuo to fall. Kiiuar.il ciavi: to Martinique By Scrlpps-Mrtlan Tress Aaa'n. Paris, May il4. Former President Kruger telegraphed to i President Loubot oluht hundred francs for Mar tinique, and expressing regret that his own and his country's circumstances provont him giving more. SOUFIUCKS MODERATES. Dy Scrlpps-McRae Press Au'n. London, May 14. Tho commander of tho British cruiser Indefatlgablo cables from St. Vincent today that tho eruption of Soufrloro is moderating. Tho north end of tho island is devas tated from Chateau Bolair to George town. Windward Islund Is in tho worst condition. Four thousand aro under relief earo. Tho cruiser Pallas ordorod from Jamaica to St. Vlncont last Sunday, with supplies will pro coed to Martinique Fort Do Franco, Martlnlquo, May 13, Tho United States government tug, Potomac, loaves hore tonight for tho Island of St. Vincent, south of hore, whore eruditions aro roported to be worse La Souffrioro, on St. Vincent, was in full eruption on May 10. A stream of stono and mud half a mile wldo was then issuing from the volcano. Stones two Inches in dia motor foil twenty mllos away. At Kingstown, tho capital of the island, tho ashes wero two Inchos deep. Seven 'hundred dead were re ported Sunday, May 11. It Is esti mated that tho total numbor of deaths In St. Vlncont roaches 2,000. lLfnat nl tlin nnvnn ostatos on tho lslandB havo boon burnod to ashos and It Is authentically reported that two earthquakes occurred thore. It is bo lioved tho submarlno oablos In St. Vincent havo boon broken by tho dis turbances. Tho prosont volcanic eruption of St. Vlncont Is tho first Blnco 1912. Thero Is groat alarm at Kingstown. That city would not suffer sTrlously from a slmplo eruption, but If tho Souffrioro should "blow her head off" as Mont Peloo dd, thoro might bo ul- most a duplication In a small way of tho St. Plorro disaster, Tho popula tion of Kingston is only about 0,000, tho total population of tho island of St. Vlncont being about 42,300. Only 2,700 of thoso aro whites, tho others bolng negroes and Carlb Indians. Thocrator of Sourfflero 1b thrcomilcs In clrcumferonco and GOOfcotdoop. St. Vlncont Is much sma'lcr than Martini quo, being only eighteen mllos long and olevon wide. ONE ST. PIERRE SURVIVOR. Fort Do Franco. Island of Martini quo, May 13. Tho United Statos gov ernment tug Potomac, which came to Martinique from San Juan, Porto Rico, cruised along tho coast of this Island yesterday afternoon. Sho en countered an inky black column of smoko, which made it necessary for her to go Uvo milos out of her course. Tho only woman known to havo sur vived tho disaster at St. Plorro was a negross named Flllotto. Sho was found In a collar Saturday afternoon, where sho had been for three days. Sho was still alive, but fearfully burned from head to toos. Sho died In tho hospital here. Words fail to describe tho present situation at at St. Plerrc. A small detachment of French troops is mak ing effort to Inter the dead, Although tno government seems to bo strikingly unconcerned as to what is dono in this direction. Tho looting of tho ruins has begun already. While coming to Fort do Franco, tho Potomac! picked up a boat containing flvo colored men and ono white man, whoso pockets wore filled with coin and jewelry, tho latter ovidontly stripped from tho fingors of tho doad. Lieutenant B. B. McCorraick, tho commander of tho Potomac, arrested thoso men und turned thom over to tho commander of tho Pronch cruiser Suchot for punish ment. Tho Potomac also brought a ton of supplies to Martinique, consist ing part of codfish and flour. A famine hero is imminent, Tho northern section of this island is de populated. Business hero in suspended. Tho people of tho city havo assembled in tho churchos, and tho cathedral, where special services are being held for tho St. Pierre dead, has been thronged since daylight. Provisions aro needed here immedi ately for 100,000 people. A shipload of lima Is also needed at St. Plorro for sanitary purposes. The strench thero from the dead bodies is over powering. APPEALS TO TUE PEOPLE. Washington, May 13. Tho follow ing was issued from tho White ITouso this afternoon: "Tho president has appointed a committee to receive funds for tho ro liof of tho sullorors from tho recent catastrophes in Martinique and St. Vincent. Tho gentlemen appointed from each city will bo asked to collect and rrcolvo tho funds from tholr local ities and neighborhoods as expediti ously as posslblo and forward thom to Cornolius N. Bliss, treasurer of tho Now York commilteo, which commit tee will act as central distributing point for tho country. Tho president directs all tho postmasters through out tho country and requests tho pres idents of all tho national banks to act as agents for tho collection of contri butions and to forward tho samo ut onco to Mr. Bliss at Now York. "Tho postmasters aro also directed to roport to tho postmaster general, within ton days, any funds collected on this account. Tho presldont ap peals to tho public to contributo gen erously for tho relief of thoso upon whom this appalling calamity has fal len, and asks that tho contributions bo sent in us speedily us posslblo. Tho gentlemen designated on tho sov crul committees aro requested to act at once. HIT. ON MAHTINQUE. St. Plerro was sunny, silent, quaint, old-fashioned and happy. Tho inhabitants wero a mixture of Spanish, French, Indiau and negro. Everything on tho island has tho ap pearance of being medieval and tho architecture is In tho stylo of old France, slightly changed to suit a hot climate. A town crier wont about St. Plorro ringing a hugo hand bell and reading notices on tho street corners. Whon tho streets becamo dusty ho cried 'arrosoz" (sprinkle tho streets), and tho inhabitants como out of thoir housos and throw bucketsful of water on tho dusty roads. Tho negroes and half breeds of Martlnquo aro vory poor, Children going to school often wear ono shoo because tho luw forbids their attend ing school bare-footed and they aro too poor to buy a pair. Franco has built up a system of schools on the plan of thoso In tho mother (country, oxcollont in every way oxcopt they aro not adapted to tho people to bo taught, Tho negroes In Murtinquo aro lacking in moral llbro and need to bo taught tho necessity for common honesty and deconoy rather than tho learning which would lit a man for lifo In Franco. Tho women of tho island aro graco ful, lazy and plcturesquo. Thoy load a happy-go-lucky llfo, tholr groatost ploasuro consisting in dressing them- ubt week. solves in multi-colored robes, toqtios of bright red or orange, and high heeled French shoes, which thoy wear without buttoning. Thoy do a largo part of tho labor both on tho planta tion and in the cities and tho monot ony of tholr lives Is probably tho reason for tho utter laxity of morals for which thoy aro notorious. APHOPRIATES $500,000. Dy Scrlpps-McRae Press Ass'n. Washington, May 13. In tho senate this morning Chairman Cullom, of the committeo on foreign rolatlons favor ably reported tho bill for tho appro priation of half a million dollars for rollcf undor tho direction of tho pos ident for tho peoplo of Martinque and St. Vlncont. This includes yester day's two hundred thousand dollars appropriation. HE BEGS FOR MERCY LimlHcy Hie Land Swindler Pic mis Guilty In tho Federal Court Kansas City, May 12. Robert L. Llndsoy, who was indicted for fraud ulcntuso of tho malls in connection with tho salo of titles to government lund in Oklahoma, withdrew his plea of not guilty and throw himself upon the .mercy of tho fcdoral court this morning. Judge Philips said ho would withhold scutenco for a while. This practically puts an end to one of tho most extensive land swindles that has over been perpetrated in connection with tho opening up of tho public do main intho Southwest, and by means of which scores of farmers worn trad ed out of their farms and credulous men and women lost their homes. Llndsoy claimed to havo a tltlo under an old Mexican land grant to fifty-four sections of land aggregating 1,004,1601 acres in tho western half of Beaver county, Oklahoma, practical ly all of which was subject to entry under tho homestead laws of tho United States. In splto of a decision of tho United States supremo court declaring hlB tltlo to tho void, Llndsoy, through various agonts, put out deeds to this land, that wero traded from ono person to another. While most of tho trading was done by agents tho swindling was mado possible by Lindsey's claim and tho circulars he sent through tho malls in an elfort to substantiate it. TO NAME THE DEPOT SITE n. L. Wincucll to Call the Union Depot Directors Together. KanBas City, May 13. Tho board of directors of tho Union Depot com pany will meet within a week to boar tho report of tho secret committee ap pointed to select a site and secure plans for the building of a now 4 mil lion dollar union passenger station. It Is stated upon reliable authority that tho committeo will submit a plan which will bo approved by tho vari ous railroads centering in Kansas City. B. L. Wincholl, president of tho Union Depot company, was in Kansas City this morning attending tho an nual meeting of tho Kansas City Bolt Railway company. "Tho secret committeo has about concluded Its work," said Mr. Win choll, "und I will call u meeting with in a very few days to consider this re port. Tho secret committee will recommend a plan that I belluve will bo entirely satisfactory, not only to tho various railroads, but to the com munity ut lurpo as .soil." WILL TAKE AFFIDAVITS United States District Attorney Dyer is at St. Louis. St. Louis, May 13. United States District Attorney Dyer has decided to take tho alllduvlts of such St. Loulsans as ho may find having knowledgo of tho operutlons and methods of tho al lowed beef trust and forward them to Chicago in aid of tho government's case when arguments aro heard in tho federal court on tho application for an injunction against tho packers. "I will institute no original pro ceedings in St. Louis in connection with tho matter," Mr. Dyer stated. "Nono of tho porsons or corporations alleged to constitute tho beef trust ro side within tho Eastern district of Missouri and I havo no instructions to proceed against them anyhow. "If thero aro any persons in St. Louis with knowledgo of the op orations of a beef trust I shall en deavor to seouro tholr testimony and forward tho allldavits to Chicago." KNIGHTS TEMPLAR MEET Thirty-third Annunl Conclave is Being Held Topoka, May 13. Tho thirty-third annual conclave, of tho Kansas cora raandory, Knights Templar, is now on in full blast. It is estimated that between threo and four hundred of the Kansas Templars aio now in tho city, enjoying tho annual ovent. Tho head quarters of tho conclave aro at the Masonlu Templo which is pervaded by an air of cordial feeling and good fellowship. Two hundred and seventy-five of the visiting Terapfars formed in parado this morning marching up tho avenue from Fourth street to Ninth and then west and north to tho templo. A do tachmont of police headed tho proces sion. Immediately behind theso were tho olllcers of tho grand command- ami st u nnnno " .. ' , " millinery Voro lof Coutants' hardware storo. DON'T LIKE THE Al.MY.II'S A WHO PI'S RACE Witness Testifies that Soldiers in the Philippines Aro Ill-treuted. Washington, May 12 Georgo G. Iloardman, formerly of tho Twentieth Infantry, continued his testimony bo foro tho Senato Philippine committeo today. IIo said that tho natives in 13 at an gas whoro ho was stationed bo camo vory bold and threatening af'.or tho Balanglga massacre, and intimat ed that the troops would bo served llkowlse. It needed an order such as General Smith gavii to mako the na tives roallzo that the United States moant business. Uo said that the mop in tho Philippines know that "war washoll,"and tho "boys werogolngto givotho Filipinos hell" whllo ltlasted. IIo said tho troops grow morose and dissatisfied In tho Philippines. Thoy wero not given proper food and bo ex hibited two cans of food which ho re ceived, which, ho said, was unfit to oat. Uo said tho soldiers did not llko Governor Taft, but did llko General Chaffee Mr. Boardman said that, beforo tho order of General Jacob IJ. Smith to kill and burn, tho soldiers of his com pany, bolng in such constant fear of massacro, would suddenly awako and In thoir frightoxclaim: "Get 'era boys, get 'em." Aftor General Smith Issued his order, ho said, tho natives for tho first time understood that tho Ameri cans meant what they said, and tho troops felt safe. Tho dlflloulty, ho said, was becauso a certain order by Goneral Otis for tho killing of outlaws was nover executed and this mado tho natives bold in thoir resistance. Thoy all deplored tho death of Luna, but hailed with delight Agulnaldo's cap ture Witness said that Filipino prisoners wero treated "too good." so much so that thoy preferred to remain prisoners to bolng sent back among their people. Tho goneral course lof conduct of American olllcers and men toward poaceful Filipinos, ho said, was hu mane. The imen, however, wero dis couraged on account of the food thoy got, and officers would not objoct, when tho men wore hungry, to their going into a house and taking food. "Tho wholo tendency of tho army," said tho witness, 'was to make tho men anything but pleasant toward the natives. They used the gun to shoot with rather than to preach the Gospel with." PRESBYTERY ASSEMBLES Delegated Present From Remote Parts of the World. New York, Moy 13 Arrangomonts have been completed for tho mooting of, tho ono hundred and fourteenth Presbyterian General Assembly, which will begin hero on Thursday morning. It will bo tho largest gath ering of representatives of this groat denomination that has been held in tho century of its oxistence. Nearly 1,000 delegates have received creden tials, and thesu will represent 225 presbyteries and nearly thirty synods. It will be, moreover, a .cosmopolitan assemblage, for full-blooded Indians will sit sldo by sldo with mUslbuurlos from China, India, Japan, Africa, Slam, Korea and other remote parts of tho world, und tho blackest of tho colored race from tho-South will fra ternize with tho leaders of religious thought In tho North. About ono- thlrd of tho dolegates "aro guests of hospltablo residents of Now York, whllo tho remainder aro quartered in tho leading hotels of the city. Tho choice of a moderator is still a matter of speculation, but it is certain to fall upon Ja cleric, sentiment In favor of bestowing this signal honor upon a layman not being sufficiently advanced. Among tho eminent di vines whoso names aro mentioned in connection with tho honoraro tho Rov, Drs. Bullleld and Henry Van Dyke, President Moffat, of Washington and Jefferson collego, tho Rov. Richard Holmes of Pittsburg, und tho Rov. David Stuart Dodgo, D. D'., president of tho Board of Homo Missions. POURED IN KANSAS Heaviest Itnin Many Counties Have Hud This Spring. Topeka, May 13 Tho i rain which visited Kansas thisovoning wus especially heavy In tho wheat bolt. At Floronco It approached tho dimensions of a cloud-burst, and much hall fell. In Pawneo county, it has boon raining hard all day. Reno 'county received a heavy downpour. In Saline, Clay and Dickinson counties tho rain was tho heaviest of tho year. All tho places named aro wheat growing counties, Roports received tonight sayttho rain will mako tho whoat crop considerably larger. During tho rain storm at MoPher son this evening Ed Williams, a young farmer, was killed by light ning. Ho was grubbing out a cotton- wood tree. His body was found after tho ruin. Topoka and vicinity wero favored this afternoon with a couplo of good showors. They were only local, how ever. Director Jennings, of tho government weather bureau, In his roport today of lust week's weather, said that crop conditions had im proved throughout -Jho Stato on account of tho general raln&f las south A -"fe Siilil in ho 7!)!) ltcpublicnii Delegates Uniiistrueted on (Jovci'iiur. Tupoka, May 13. In tho opinion of tho loadors of both factions of tho Re publican party thero will bo no dolo- gntlons instruct) d by tho county con ventions hold boU-ecn now und tho time of tho state convention at Wich ita. Morton Albaugh, chairman of the Republican stato committeo, who Is managing W. J. Bailey's boom, and D. W. Mulvano, national com mitteeman, who Is looking after tho Interests of tho opposition, agreed on a statomont today to tho olfoct that all Instructed delegates to tho con vontlon probably havo been elected, According to tho estimates of some of tho raoro conservative politicians who havo canvassed tho situation, only 232 dolegates to tho stato conven tion havo been instructed for candi dates for governor. Somo of tho can didates have boon claiming moro than this numbor. It is said that 124 of tho Instructed aro for Balloy for gover nor, forty-three for Troutman, forty for Enrlpht, sixteen for Miller and nine for Rlchtor. Thrro aro said to bo "09 unlnstructed delegates and tho contest for tho L'ubcruatorlal nomina tion is anybody's raco if tho state ment is correct. FIRE AT OAR BON DALE 530,000 Firo Loss Thero Early This Morning. Corbondalo, May 12. Carbondalo was this morning tho scene of th most destructive lire tnat lias over visited tho city. Two-thirds of tho buildings on tho north sldo of tho main business street wero entirely destroyed. The loss is variously es timated at from $25,000 to $30,000 with only about 12,500 insurance. Tho firo started at 1.40 o'clock in an up.stairs room over a storo on tho north side of tho street and spread with groat rapidity. A light wind was blowing at tho time and fanned tho llamcs beyond control. Not until tho firo bad beaten its way to tho storo building occupied by tho Barnes lur nituro storo, was tho devastation checked and then only through tho oxcollont work of the fire department. The scarcity of wator seriously im peded tho work of tho department and tho best woIIb in tho town wero pumped dry in tho efforts to subdue the llamcs. TELEGRAPH NEWS" NOTES St. Joseph, M,f May 12. Evidence has been collectcifao provo that dis eased beef is belnjj sold hero as first class meat. Many arrests aro expect ed to follow. Kansas City, May 13. Sinco tho President has signed tho Grout bill Imposing a tax of 10c a pound on oleo tho packers threaten to engage In tho dairy business thcmbolvos as a retal iatory measure. Arkansas City. May 12. Tho gas wolll brought In recently near Now kirk has proved to bo u good ono and has caused considerable excitement. It Isthuught tho How Is strong enough to supply both Newklrk and Kilduro. Louisville, May 13 Walter Ilaldc man tho aged owner of tho Courier Journal died this murning from In juries received when struck by a street car Saturday. Austin, Tex., May 12. Charles I. Morse, clerk of the supremo court, died this morning. Tho Knty into Kansas City According to tho Kansas City Star, tho M. K. & T., which for years has strlved in vain to get Into Kansas City on its tracks, using tho Frisco track from Paola in, has at last gained its desire. ''Tho "Katy" proposes to build Its own lino from Rosednlo, Kansas, to Paola, Kansas, parallelling tho 'Frisco tracks. FromJUosedulo it will reach tho Santa Fo truoks at Toad-a-Loup by a tunnel to bo built through Poto mac) heights, the hill lying between Rosedalo and tho Kaw river. By this tunnoT a connection will bo mado with tho Santa'(Fomalnlinoa short distance wost of tho Bolt lino junction in Toad-a-Loup. From that point to tho Union Depot the "Katy" will uso tho Santa Fo tracks. Reveals a Great Secret It is often asked how such startling cures, that puzzle tho best physicians, aro effected by Dr. King's Now Disco very for Consumption. Hero's tho secret. It cuts out tho phlegm and gorm-Iufccted mucus, and lets tho llfo giving oxygen enrich and vitalizo tho blood. It heals thojinllamned, cough worn throat and lungs. Hard colds and stubborn coughs soon yield to Dr. King's Now Discovery, tho most infallible remedy for all Throat and Lung diseases. Guaranteed bottles 50o and $1.00. Trial bottles freo at Evans Bros. Campbell & Burrell aro 'making very low prices on paint and wall pupor. , Stud" RKER'S .uif BALSAM Ot Pn riVK'uUhe th hair. f, vu. "INinurliiitnosth. od andV'A;i,c?'Sh6n lanrlll, -lljfnlno in onnillw ! uuuu.j v..u....u.. w h""" T sffli & JBL'l n,nC . J dock Blood Bitters, do" TEACH THE USES OF GAS. New York Women Who Inntmict Their Sinter How to (Hlllre It In Their Kitchen. One of the most beneficent of recent movements in behalf of good house keeping in New York city Is one orig inated and fostered by the principal gas company there. This concern has six women, known as inspectors and teachers, who come in contact with from 750 to 1,000 kitchens weekly, run ning the gamut from Fifth avenue's arlstocrntic establishments to the sub cellar of nome "kosher" cast side res tdurnntof top Aoot tenement in Little Italy. Owing to a widely extended system of rental In vogue gas ranges In New York are In use in most unex pected kitchens. The teachers not only understand every plan by which all the many ranges in use may be made to do the work demanded, wheth er the supply of gas is big or little, but are expected to know why a rango doesn't work if it Is out of order, and in many cases to themselves adjust and regulate It (to that it is in condition to work before leaving. Owing to the largo foreign born population to whom the gns ranges arc dense mj stiTkrf and to other peculiarities of the New York kitelfcn workers the inspector teach ers are pecuring effects that could bo reached In no other way. The work in New Yoik hns been so successful that before long a trained peripatetic gas range cooking teacher and inspec tor will be a necessity to every live gas company and a new lino of work will be open to domestic science teachers. TABLETS FOR HUMBLE HEROES Memorial of Heroic Dceili of Men ami Women IMnccd In a Lon don Church, A clolser lias recently been built In Aldcrgntes street in London, on the walls of which aro to bo placed memorials of the deeds of heroism of English men and women in hum ble life, says the Mngnzino Men of To-morrow. Four such tablets have already been erected, the inscription on two of them rending as follows: "Wal ter I'cart, driver, and Harry Bean, fireman, of tho Windsor express, on July 18, 1808, whilst being scalded and burnt, sacrificed their Uvea In saving the. train." "Mary Rogers, Stewardess of the Stella, March 30, 1809, self-sacrificed by giving up her life licit and voluntarily going down In the sinking ship." Nothing can be more inspiring than this public recognition of the brav ery and self-sacrifice of obscuro heroes and heroines. Westminster Abbey is crowded with tho tombs of England's mighty dead her great warriors on land nnd sea, her poets, her statesmen, her author's. Each put forth a Bllent claim to havo helped mankind, nnd pleads to bo re membered by Jiis country; but until now there has been no public recog nition of these humble heroes. Why should not Americans follow the example of the builders of the church in Aldergate? MASCULINE CANDY FIENDS. One of 'I'll mi Demur 4011 I'iiiumIx of Cliociilnlcx In One .Summer, mill ISothliiKT i:trii(irillimr'. That candy hat become the basis of a had habit like ten, tobacco, alcohol or ice water has long been admitted by medical men; that its worbt lctims nic not women, hoveer, is. not bo well known, except to the owners of candy fchops, bays the New York Post. The fact that one man bought nnd de voured 400 pounds of the richest choc olates in one summer, und thnt this gastronomic feat was not looked uponi no nnythlng unusual by the candy clerkb, will give some Iden of the slav ery to which the hnbitunl candy-enters are committed. The man who con burned "confectionery" by the hun dredweight K young nnd sound in mind nnfl body, lie generally yields to temptation Immediately nfter lunch eon although the i raving Miuietimcs becomes unendurable nt nn earlier hour, lie tbtimates thnt the candy ho hns bought for personal consumption cost him $250 lns.t bummer. lie hns been nn unwilling victim for years, nnd hnb frequently "feworn off" or at tempted to. The lust time wns for three montlu, and when the self-imposed cinhnrgo wns rnlbecl he bought two pounds of mixed chocolates nnd nto them between lunch nnd dinner. Klcctrlc Mlmtilntloii of 1'liiiitN, Several methods of applying elec tricity to hnxten the growth nnd de velopment of vegetntlon have been tested in Germany. Ono plnn is sim ply to electrify the air -about the growing plants by passing a current through a system of bnrbed wireH from tho points of w 'eh tho elec tricity is dibchnrged. vnother way Is to submit tho seeds to an electrlo current beforo thoy aro planted or sowed. Itoth of these methods aro said to havo given favorablo results, but tho best plnn yet tried is that of "passing a feeble current of electricity through tho soil. A market gardener nenr Paterson, N. J., is bnid to havo trebled the productiveness of his beds of carrots, beets nnd other vege tables by sending through them n current derived from tho power cablo of a trolley line. CeiiNorahlu of Comic 1'npcr. Foreign comic papers nro being subjected to n strict censorship in Oerinnny just now. A special look out is being kept for thoso published in America which contuin pictures cojisjred disrespectful to tho (.11 I.I 111 Irlllllll, ireuuil i'iijmmu lu Jeds $100,000,000. , i. vu Tin... I ' ' '- linn llll4 .uuut V tf "re f ' i I 'I i '3 I m 111 H ! i f t- i (I A ?