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WEATHER NOW AOT) THEN Maximum Temperature To-day 80 . Degrees a Year Ago 83 Degrees. Rev. W. B. Riley Returns.Rev. W. B. Riley of the First Baptist church has re W' turned from the southwest and will con duct the church prayer meeting this vening. Small Boy's Taking WayOdell Hall, the 8-year old boy who has been giving the police a great deal of trouble by steal ing bicycles, and who was in court yes terday for stealing a wheel from Miss Grace Malm, but was allowed to go. took & horse and buggy yesterday afternoon Xrom John Edwards, 2717 First avenue 3. Mrs. Hall telephoned the police a little later that Odell had brought home a horse and buggy which was found to belong to Edwards. The boy has not been arrested. Outing association in a noble work. The beauty of the exhibits as an at traction will be supplemented during the three days with music by The Journal Newsboys' Band and re freshments will be served by the Christian Endeavor society of the Park Avenue Congregational church. Entries are free and entry bianKB should be filled out and forwarded as soon as possible, to H. L. Pathey, manager the Journal Sweet Pea show. All entries must be in by 10 a. m.. Monday, Aug. 3. $ DAILY CANVASS No. 304. The Minneapolis Journal, out of 6,617 residences canvassed, had 5,321 subscribers the Evening Tribune 1,386, the Morning Trib une 80k. The Minneapolis Journal in 8k apartment and flat buildings can vassed had 1,263 subscribersthe Evening Tribune 189 and the Morning Tribune 180. To-day's Canvass. James Ave. Hennepin Ave. 12 residences 10 Journals MRS. MARGARET GEORGE, aged 67, died this morning at the residence of her son, J. F. George, 932 Fourteenth ave nue S. Funeral from St. Elizabeth's church Saturday at 9 a. m. MRS. BRIDGET O'HARA died this morning at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Charles C. Heckel, 3139 Harriet ave nue. Funeral notice later. CARD OF THANKS I hereby wish to extend my heartfelt thanks and express my appreciation to my neighbors and friends and the mem bers of Longfellow Camp No. 4618 Mod ern Woodmen of America for their volun tary assistance at the funeral of my wife on the 25th inst., from our home, 3234 Twenty-first avenue S, also to those dear comrades of the deceased, members of the Royal Neighbors, under whose auspices the funeral services were held. F. C. Jones and Relatives. CORESTS TO CURE BALDNESS Secret of Women's Ability to Retain Their Hair at Last Re- vealed. Chicago Tribune. If you would know why you are bald, O, man, it is because you do not wear corsets. If you would know why you are bald, O, woman, it is because you have been an advocate of dress reform until abdom inal breathing has got in its destructive work upon the scalp locks and outdone the Apache with his scalping knife. Professor William B. Woodworth, presi dent of the Association of Chicago Elec trical Engineers, does not vouch for all of this. But he has a friend in the chem ical laboratory in Michigan who has been making determinations for the man who does, and this chemist is of the opinion that the experimenter knows several things that he is not yet willing to stand for in type. "As far as the lack of corsets goes, however," said the professor, "I know a dress reformer in Chicago who has been a stanch enemy of it for years, and who, whether from lack of corset or otherwise, is as bald as the proverbial illiard bill." According to the chemist friend of the professor, the experimenter has been ap plying the corset in modified forms to various individuals In the family of lower animals. His findings are that a corset forcing abdominal breathing in dogs, cats, pigeons, chickens, and in every class of animals other than the fur bear ers, will cause the hair to drop out. Just why the principle will not apply to fur bearing animals ts not yet plain. Under certain of these unnatural conditions, however, the chemist has Tound In the lungs of the subjects a crystallized some thing which, in solution and applied to the hair surface of either beast or man, will cause the hair treated to fall out. The suggestion is that the' man * who hopes Anally to escape baldness must take to corsets as a means of suppress ing the natural abdominal breathing which is a distinguishing feature between the sexes. Dr. Sarah Brown Belcher of New York, a bacteriologist of great ability, is credit ed with devising means for making the smallest dairy farm as pure as a source of milk supply as the large, completely equipped farms backed by great capital. in London, founded by Mr. Kaspary, a German Hebrew. Their principles, set forth in "The Fifteen Doctrines . of. the. Religion of God." written in 1866, include nantnelsm and. transmigration or souls.. W' RAW ACTOR IS FINE Al Pretoo *lay Prow a Glwiomt Op portunity for linden HUli Mosquitoes. J Orlando Wooa Rosalind With Mua keets Pighting for Standing Boom on His Tights. Since the rather abrupt termination of the "As You Like It" engagement at Like Har riet, Lester Lonergan and Herbert Brenon, the Orlando and Touchstone in the play, have been assiduous devotees of the witch hazel bottle and Boda solutions, for, while they were playing "At You Like It," beneath, the greenwood tree, the industrious mosquito was playing hob with their personal comfort. Orlando, in trunk hose and Touchstone in motley, proved what Is known in mosquito parlance as "a puddin'." Touchstone had a little better of the deal, inasmuch as a jester can work in all sorts of nervous motions and it all goes in the "business," but Orlando lovelorn and sighing Orlandohad to be as circumspect as tho there were no mosquitoes -4 THE JOURNAL'S SWEET PEA SHOW. All amateur flower growers are In vited to take part, in the open compe tion afforded by The Journal's Sweet Pea Show to be held on| the second floor of the Dayton Building. 710 Nic ollet avenue, Aug. 5, 6 and 7. The Journal and the leading florists and seedsmen of the city offer $364 to be given as premiums in the various classes of exhibits, which include be side sweet peas, asters, dahlias, nas turtiums (tall and dwarf), carnations, margueries, verbenas, gladioli, dian thi (Chinese pinks), and general gar den flowers. All vases or receptacles for flowers will be furniBhed by the management and no collection of flow ers will be too modest to receive con sideration. The object of this show is to pro mote the growing of flowers In the homes and to assist the Minneapolis this side of New Jersey. Some of the most excruciating moments of Mr. Lonergan's life were those he passed thru last week in wooing his Rosalind. In the midst of the most earnest love passages a large bevy of famished mosquitos got dis tressingly busy on his tights and he was obliged to go on with his wooing while mil lions of the little pests were feasting off of each nether extremity and then changing over to the other leg for dessert. As the engagement progressed the mos quitoes in the lake district circulated the glad news that there was "good hunting" in Lin den hills, and eaoh successive night saw a larger number of little buzzers filling up on Thespian gore in the Forest of Arden. There -was literally standing room only on the thinly clad portions of Orlando's anatomy and never did aotor vtew with less equanimity so large an attendance. How it fared with the sweet Rosalind in her brave and brief attire as a young gal lant must be left to conjecture, but suffice it to ray that if Shakspers had contemplated taking part in a summer engagement of "As You Like It" ho would have laid the scene in the exposition building instead of in the greenwood. For the next few days the mosquitoes will be whetting their little bills vigorously for a bite of barbarian, for the announcement reads, "Next week, 'Ingomar.' " "Hoff'a Got 'Em Going" " A Sale" "Get In." Hoffman's Toggery Shop. WAS LATEWITH THE COWS Upon Being Scolded, Little Antonia Benek Wept and Then Disappeared. Because her father scolded her for play ing by the way while brlnerln* home the cows, Antonia Benek,' the 13-year-old daughter of George Benek, $023 California street NE, left her home Monday night and since then has not been seen. Her parents are nearly districted with grief. The girl helps her parents about the house, and one of her duties is to go to the pasture, a few blocks away and bring the cows home. When she was late Monday night her father threatened pun ishment. She went out and sat down on the woodpile, weeping. When the family re tired at 10 o'clock, the girl was still there in tears. The y paid no attention but sup posed that she would come in later and j I SO" to bed. 23 residences 16 Journals. 1 E. Tribs. 0 M. Tribs. * In the morning the family was startled 5 E. Tribs. * to find that the child had disappeared. 58 The girl was bareheaded, barefooted and had on a short, black dress. She is light complexioned, with brown eyes and heavily built. 0 M. Tribs. Irving Ave. Girard Ave. NECROLOGICAL C. E. MILLER, the man found dead in the Y. M. C. A. building Saturday even ing was buried yesterday. His mother was found to be in Florida, but the re mains were interred in this city where Miller spent the greater part of his life. THE TIMES' BIG NUMBER The Greater Minneapolis Edition Is Worthy the Name. The special Greater Minneapolis edi tion issued by the Minneapolis Times this morning is a record breaker. The edition contains sixty pages, with 326 columns of advertising, the remainder of the space being devoted to engravings of the prin cipal bulldingrs and other notable points of the city, and descriptions of the vari ous lines of business In which Minne apolis takes a front rank. The edition is the largest paper ever published in the northwest, and with one exception, it is claimed to be the largest ever Issued in the country. Several pages are devoted to the state, city and county governments, with portraits of the officials. Special articles -upon various lines of business, with portraits of prominent busi ness and professional men, are included, while the excellence of the educational institutions, and the beauty of the parks and lakes are noted. The Greater Minne apolis edition is a distinct triumph. FATHER AND SON HURT The Latter Risked His life in Mak ing a Rescue. W. H. Francis, flagman, and Tils son, A. S. Francis, station agent, were serious ly, perhaps fatally, hurt, being struck by passenger train No. 1 of the Chicago Great Western road at South St. Paul early this morning. A freight train was passing the Chicago limited and the old man, apparently con fused, was in the path of one when his son rushed to his rescue. Both were thrown a considerable distance. J. H. Francis suffered a compound fracture of the right leg, bad bruises and internal Injuries. He was taken to St. Joseph's hospital. A. S. Francis had his hand severely cut, besides bodily bruises, and probably internal injuries. He was taken to his home at South St. Paul. VALUE OF GLANDERED HORSES Live Stock Sanitary Board's Attor ney Construes Krostue Law. John Day Smith, attorney for the state live stock sanitary board. holds the Krostue law to mean ^hat the state shall pay three-fourths of trie actual value of a horse condemned for glanders. This will permit the state auditor to pay the bills now in his hands, if the at torney general coincides. What the value of a diseased horse is must be determined by appraisers. Twelve cattle, condemned for tubercu losis, -were killed to-day at the Parns worth abattoir, Forty-third stret and First avenue S, under orders from the state live stock sanitary board. OMAHA MEN ACCEPT St. Paul Boilermakers of Road Agree to Offered Schedule. ^ The- Omaha road boilermakers have ac cepted the road's offer and are again at work. The offer is the scale demanded by the men at the outset-$3.60 a day for shop boilermakers and $3.40 for round house boilermakers, practically the Chi cago scale. The Great Northern has been awaiting the outcome of the Omaha case, and it is thought a settlement will be made soon. The Northern Pacific boilermakers have accepted $3.45. The United States department of agri culture now has well equipped labora tories for the investigation of the diseases of plants in Washington city, Florida and California. There are also fifty experi ment stations where plant diseases are studied, and in, perhaps-half, that number of colleges practical courses on plant Ufa are, ariver~ w. TRAIN LOAD OF JOYA Journal's Special Train to Stillwater To-day Carried 800 Happy Excursionists. : Pleasure of Biver Trip Enhanced by Presence of Journal News- ' boys' Band. Ten coaches and a baggage car were re quired to carry the Minneapolis Journal ex cursionists on the attractive tour planned for their enjoyment to-day. Every coach was full, not uncomfortably so, but with due re sard to the convenience and sociability of the pilgrims. It was the merry party, great ly besprinkled with children and young peo ple, and a determination to see everything and enjoy everything was plainly stamped on every face. There were about 600 on the train, which also Included the big band of little red men, which is one of the strong attractions to the excursions arranged by The Journal. The band greatly enlivened the day's pro gram with its atlrring music. The train left the Union station at 9 o'clock sharp, under the dirtction of John O'Brien, city passenger agent for the Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha railway, wj.th whose co-operation the excursion was planned. It was hauled by locomotive Ntf. 251, a rather famous machine, Tom Searles being in charge of the ticket puncti and bell cord, and Peter Keating at the throttle. The first stsge of the tour took the ex cursionists to St. Paul, where they embarked on tho big, comfortable steamer, the J. J. Hill. The second- stage of the tour was the steamboat ride down the Mississippi river and up the St. Croix river to Stillwater, pass ing the busy cities of South St. Paul, Hast ings and the picturesque towns of Prescott, Hudson and numerous other places of Inter- est. At Stillwater a long stay was made, giving the travelers ample opportunity to look over the city and the prison and to partake of luncheon, which most of them carried with them. The visit to the prison was an in tersstlng vent for the majority. Arrange ments had been made with the prison man agement and the visitors saw the prison under the most favorable conditions. While the excursionists were on the boat their special train had gone on to Stillwater, where it awaited their convenience for the return trip to Minneapolis. HIS "STEADY" WEPT Ed. Curtis Held in Connection With Counterfeiting Case. Ed Curtis, a local gambler, charged by Ira E. Fleming with having assisted him in the making of counterfeit half-dollars, was examined this mornirlg, before U. S. Commissioner Howard Abbott. Despite the tears and testimony of a restaurant waitress, he was held to the grand jury. His bond was fixed at 11,000. . Unable to furnish this sum, he resumed his "shut in" life. Charles P. Wise, accused by Fleming of distributing the unauthorized coins' on a commission of 50 per cent, was dis charged. THE BODY NEGLECTED Blken's Remains Lay Ten Hours Before Coroner Was Called. The dead body of Ole Biken, a laborer killed by falling from a Great Northern train near Long Lake Tuesday night, was allowed to lie by the track ten hours before the coroner was notified. When Deputy Coroner Irvine reached the scene and or dered the remains removed, the man had been dead twenty-four hours. When Biken's corpse was found a mes sage was sent to the division superintend ent at Wilmar and after being handed from one official to another, it was de cided to notify the Hennepin county cor oner. It was then 5:03 p. m. and by the time a deputy could be sent to Long Lake it was 8 o'clock. PARKS MAY LOSE LICENSE Saloon Man Held to Grand Jury to Answer to a Serious Charge. Edward Parks, a saloonkeeper at 409 Nicollet avenue, was before Police Super intendent Conroy and Acting Mayor Jones to-day to show why his liquor license should not be revoked. Parks had been held to the grand jury by Judge Holt upon a criminal charge preferred by the mother of 5a 16-year-old girl. Parks keeps a pavilion at Minnehaha park and the girl was employed by him there. He induced her to visit his sa loon. The girl says she had told him that she was only 15. SAME OLD PROBLEM How to Make Receipts Meet Expen ditures in South Dakota. Special to The Journal. Pierre, S. D., July 30.The state board of assessment and equalization will meet in regular session next week, and wrestle with the annual problem of how to se cure enough revenue from the assessments returned to the regular expenses of state government. The assessments returns are in from all but about a dozen coun ties, and the indications are that the as sessment will be increased about $15,000,- 000 over that of last year. But with the increased needs of growing state institutions, this increase, will not be sufficient to meet the requirements, and the board may be compelled to take ad vantage of a portion ,of the $100,000,000 increase which was allowed it by the last legislative session. There has been much press comment and discussion over the northwest in re gard to the apportionment and distribu tion of the irrigation fund. Reports have been sent out that much greater sums are being applied to other states than to South Dakota. Congressman Burke ad dressed a letter to the secretary of the interior and .received in reply a state ment to the effect that no distribution of the fund has been made to any state. Surveys and investigations have been authorized I n all of the sixteen states and territories included in the act, and work n South Dakota will be as extensive as in other states. A project is proposed by the geological survey to sink an artesian well in the middle -western portion of South Dakota, and as soon as possible after the examina tion of the ground other locations will be selected. WHY HE COULDN'T SHOOT Colonel Watterson's Story of a Much Battered Old Law- yer. Detroit Tribune. Colonel Henry Watterson tells a good story about a. much battered old lawyer who went up into the mountain region of Kentucky to collect a claim. He was lame and half blind and one-armed. A local celebrity in the case was the district's dead shot, who had Killed many men and who was ready to shoot anything or any body. He came in daily to see the lawyer about a case in which he was interested, until his visits becarte extremely tiresome. Finally the lawyer exclaimed: "Get out of here and stay out of here. Get out right away. I'm sick of seeing you. Don't stnd there. Go on out, I tell you." The desperado looked at the wreck of a man in incredible dismay, and before he knew What he was doing he was backing out of the room. W.\en he reached the street he burst into tears. The inhabitants crowded around and asked him what was the matter. "He dnlv -me* - out," he wailed. "Druv me right ov4 of the room. Said he's tired o*' lookin* at me and won't let me come back no more." "Why didn't you shoot him?" asked the crowd. "Shoot him?" echoed the slayer of many lives. "Shoot, him? ' He couldn't walk. He couldn't see. He's deef and couldn't hear. H e couldn't run and he couldn't fight. Why. fellow citizens, if I'd 'a* shot him it would 'a,* been murder-' 1 -'- * $M - ' . ""- GOOD ROADS BOOST City Street and Country Road Con nections May at Last Be - Improved.., r sj ^ ''. Men of Country Districts Heady to Co-operate With City in the Work, Good roads in Minneapolis and Henne pin county received a decided impetus this morning at a meeting of representatives from outlying towns and villages. It was decided to co-operate with the city to the fullest possible extent and a joint meet ing with the council good roads committee has been arranged for Aug. 17. The plan is to appeal to the board of tax levy for from $100,000 to $200,000 for this road work. The farmers declared they would be willing to waive their ap propriations for a few years, if the money could be applied to fixing up streets lead ing to the county roads. The appropria tion would be expended on the various, roads in proportion to ttifir importance. "We all have our grievances,' 'said Mr. Hoag of Richfield," but this meet is not called for the purpose of airing them. W e all know that the country* roads are In fairly good shape, but no. one can tell when he is going to get a load "of potatoes into town and then get stuck in the mud. "Now we want to help to better these conditions, and I for one feel sure that our town will be willing to-give up appro priations for a few years to help the city out if it really needs it." These senti ments were warmly indorsed by a major ity of the sixteen country residents in attendance. G. A. Will of Golden Valley was chairman. PAN-AMERICAN LINK One of the Railroads That Will Unite Minnesota and Patagonia. The Great Central Railway of Nic aragua and What It Will Do. Brooklyn Eagle. More inportant than the canal that is to unite the waters of the Atlantic and Pacific and more dazzling than Cecil Rhodes' cape to Cairo dream is the project to link together the three Americas by an intercontinental railway. For years It has hen regarded as an enchanting but impracticable dream but the child may now be living that shall make the journey in a Pullman car from the north weste territory to Patagonia. Recent devel opments have given the project a very prac tical appearance. It is estimated that the route of the pro posed railroad from the southern boundary of Mexico to Buenos Aires would be about 6,700 miles long, divided among the various countries thru which it would pass some what as follows: Guatemala, 220 miles Sal vador, 220 Honduras, 70 Nicaragua, 221 Costa Rica, 363 Colombia 1,372 Ecuador, 365 Peru, 1,671 Bolivia. 774 and Argentina, 1,143. Of this 6,700 miles, perhaps 1,500 miles are now In operation, leaving about 5,200 miles to be built. The total cost of the enter prise is estimated by competent engineers at in the neighborhood ~pf $175,000,000. By this all rail route the distance" from New York to Buenos Aires, would be about 10,- 500 miles. - ,- m. The railroad provisions of the latest con cession form the point of the greatest public interest. The line will be known as the Great Central Railway of Nicaragua, and will be 320 miles long, ultimately connecting the capitals of Nicaragua, Honduras and Salvador. The company was incorporated the 1st of May, under the laws of the state of Maine, with a capital of $1,000,000. Among the in corporators are former United States Senator John M. Thurston, Robert Pitcairn, assist ant to President Cassatt, of the Pennsyl vania Railroad Durbin Home, M. K. Salis bury. T. M. Armstrong and Francis J. Tor rence. A. corps of fourteen engineers are n^ on the ground making the necessary surveys and James Rees & Sons, of Pittsburg, have a stern wheel steamboat almost ready to be dispatched for service on the Coco river, and are at work building another of similar pattern, and also a tugboat for the same des tination. The construction of the Great Central Railway, in connection with other works now in process of consumation, will bring the Pan-American Railway within the hopes of men of the present generation. Railroad connection can now be made as far south as Oaxaca, Mexico. The Harrimans are said to be after the HneB of Yucatan, merging then into one system with the intention of bringing them into harmonious , connection with those of the rest of Mexico. When this is done a comparatively short link will have to be built to join the whole system to the Northern Railway of Guatemala, now under construction by an American syndicate. It is a little unfortunate that both the Northern Railway of'Guatemala and the Hon duras Railway are transisthmian lines, run ning from ocean to ocean, so that neither can be utilized to any great extent for the intercontinental route. It is also undeniable that the engineering difficulties to be over come in crossing the alternate swamps and mountain ranges between Yucatan and Cen tral Honduras are considerable. Still are far from being insuperable, and are, in fact, trifling in comparison with those that were surmounted by railroad builders in the American Rockies. It will, therefore, be seen that the Great Central of Nicaragua will close up one of the widest gaps between the railway system of Mexico and the Isthmus of Panama. With San Salvador, Tegucigalpa and Managua joined together, there remains but the com paratively short stretch to Punta Arena to give thru connection as far as Port Limon, Costa Rica. From that point a long, rugged and difficult route lies zigzagging among the mountains down into Colombia. It is in South America that the most diffi cult part of the Pan-American Railway re mains to be built. The .lines of Colombia appear to have been built in a haphazard fashion, starting from the more important cities, but leading nowhere in particular. Around Cartagena and Bogota are several short" lines, but it will be difficult if not im possible to unite these in such a manner as to make them of service for the inter-conti nental route. From Bogota south to La Paz is a trackless and unexplored wilderness more than 2,000 miles in extent thru the wildest and most savage portion of the west ern hemisphere. Should Peru succeed in her present attempt to build a line thru the disputed Acre district, as surveyed by the French engineers, this unknown land will be robbed of much of its terrors, and the problem of the Pan-American Railway will be greatly simplified. From La Paz to Buenos Aires compara tively little remans to be done. The rail way system of Argentina is the most com plete and extensive in South America, and a line now in process win connect it with lhat of Bolivia. The railways of Chile would not form -part of the New York-Buenos Aires route, but would undoubtedly be con nected with it. The railways of Chile here an aggregate mileage of 1.200 miles extending as far south as Valdlvia, near the fortieth parallel of south latitude, which marks the northern limits of Patagonia. J PRETTY NEAR RIGHT. THE PREPARATION O F OPIUM How the Narcotic Passes Thru Many Hands Before It Is Ready for Use. After subduing effectively the Filipinos and teaching them to understand and appreciate an American style of government, it will be necessary to consider the opium question in the islands. * * Most of the natives are already habituated to the use of the drug. The gov ernment is thinking of selling to the highest bidder the exclusive opium concession. The Evangelical Union wants opium excluded. The Chinese and other residents oppose the crea tion of such a monopoly, which, however, is not without its good points. The conces sion provides that opium shall not be sold to Filipinos of any agOj nor to Chinese min ors, and it is understood that the revenues shall be devoted to the English education of Filipino teachers. Everyone knows opium is the curse of the Chinese. When the drug is mentioned Ameri cans smell a Chinaman. But the whole civi lized world seems to have forgotten that it was the British who introduced opium into China. Another crime which bloody England should answer for. In the first quarter of the nineteenth cen tury the poppy was largely grown in the north-west provinces of India, and the opium derived therefrom was imported into China by English merchants. This led to the war of 1839, the importation being forbidden by the Chinese emperor. At Gheazeepore, one hot and windy day, the writer and two $riends went to inspect the opium go-downs or stores. The atmos phere may be mhal/5 by any one who cares to stand in the open door of an oven and breathe a fog of fried sand cunningly blown therefrom. A faint scent as of decaying veg etable matter assailed the nostrils as soon as the gate was entered. In and about the fac tory there was a movement of scantily-clad coolies, or porters, bearing on their heads large earthen vessels. These vessels, care fully sealed, contained opium fresh out of the poppy district. Poppy-headed (red-turbaned) accountants bustled about, while Burkunday (policemen) whose brains seemed to be as full of drowsi ness as any jar in the "go-down," were lazily lounging about with their swords beside them or else fastened in sleep beside their swords. To reach the "sahib," or officer ou duty, the party pushed into a party of natives in an atmosphere drugged powerfully with the scent of opium. Those in the crowd were all carrying tin vessels each vessel was half full of opium, in the form of a black, sticky dough, and contained also a ticket showing the name of the grower a specimen of whose opium was therein presented, with the names of the 'village and district in which it was grown - .V. , 11 The can bearers, eager as cannibals, all crowded around the desk at which their vic tim, the gentleman on duty, sat. Cans were flowing in from all sides. At the right of the sahib stood a native Mephistopheles, with sleeves tucked up, who darted his hand into the middle of each can as it came nearer, pawed the contents with a mysterious rapid uv extracted a bit of the black dough, car ried it briskly to his nose and instantly pro nounced in English a number, which the sahib, who has abundant iaith in his familiar, inscribed at once in red ink on the ticket. As the writer approached Mephistopheles was good enough to hold a dainty morsel for him to smell. It was a lump of the fin est. So readily could this native tell by. the feel of opium whether a foreign substitute had been added, and so accurately could he tell by the smell its quality, that his test is rarely found to differ from the more elaborate analyses presently to be described. The Englishman who was working at a temperature of 100 can remain but four hours at his desk his place at the end of that time is taken by another. Out of each can as it was presented for this first rough test a small portion of the dough was taken, to be carried off into another room. In this the thermometer registered from 110 to 120 degrees. At a table half a dozen natives sat, weighing out in measured portions of 100 grains the specimens that had Just been sent to them from the chamber of cans. Each portion of 100 grains was placed as it was weighed upon a small plate by it self. The plates were then carried to an other part of the chamber, fitted up with steam baths not unlike tables in appearance, and about these tables boys were sitting, who, with spatulas, industriously spread the opium over each plate as tho the plate were bread tthey and the opium upen it was a piece of butter. This being done the steam bath caused the water to leave the drug and left upon the plr.te dry powder, which, being weighed and found to be about twenty-three grains lighter by the loss of moisture, is called standard opium. If the 100 grains, after evaporation,, leave a residue of more than 77 the manufacturer is paid a higher price for his more valuable earople. If the water be found in excess a smaller price is paid for the inferior article. The young chemists are naked to the waist, chattering like monkeys. They did not seem to mind the heat, which quickly drove the visitors out of their chamber. The next chamber was full of vats. In the vats was opium, and over the vats were ropes depending from the ceiling, and hang ing to the ropes were naked mennatives themselves somewhat opium colored, kick ing and stamping lustily within the vats upon tho opium and each vat was in fact a hugh mortar and each man a living pestle. In this room a quantity of opium worth a king's ransom was being mixed and kneaded by the legs of men preparatory to being made up into pills. Catholic Standard. CltimanYou hear of "Journeyman carpen- ters," "journeymen plumbers, and all that, but you never hear of "Journeywomen at all. Fun ny, isn't it? , , . , . . SubbubsYes it certainly should be proper to speak of "Journeywomen cooks." They merely journey from place to place. Considerable interest would attach to the proposed visit of President Loubet of France to the Louisiana Purchase Exposi tion in St. Louis in 1904, not only be cause he is the head of a friendly power, but because it was France that sold the Louisiana territory to the United State?. The "Humanitarians" were a small sect Among some old books which he bought for a few shillings, a Broughton Ferry coachman named. Lowspn has found a cooy of the rare Kilmarnock edition of Burns. He has been offered $250 for it, but the last perfect copy, sold fetched $2,850. - Defective Page In the chamber of pills there was a rush of imps, naked as the nujle in art strives to be, each carrying a bolus in his hand of about the size of a 42-pound cannon ball. This chamber was a long, narrow hall, full of natives, every, tongue industriously wag ging and every finger nimble over work. Around the walls were low stools at even distances apart, and upon each 3tool squats rather than sits, a workman, having before him a brass cup, the interior of which would fit half a bolus. Before each man upon a etool stood a man without a stool and a toy with a sau cer. The man without the stool had by his side a number of dried poppy loaves, of which he took a few, and having moistenel them in a dark, gummy liquid, which is simply composed of the washings of the var ious vessels used in the establishment, handed them to the man upon the stool, who sat before the'cup The man upon the stool had been rubbing the interior of the cup with fingers dipped in the same dark, gummy liquid, reminding one of a housekeeper buttering a Jelly mold. Ho then proceeded to fit in two or three leaves, then more gum, then an cther layer * leaves. Tho process -was con.- . ( tinued until the cup was well lined with leaves. Tbe man without the stcol has in the mean time brought and fixed a quantity of opium, a mass weighing two pounds, and this the genius of the stool puts into the cup. Leaves are tb-an added en the top of it, and by a series of rapid, dextrous twists of the hand he rolls cut of the cup a ball of opium within a yellowish-brown- coat of leaves, re sembling the outer casing cf a Brazil nut. He shoots it suddenly into a saucer, and in stantly the boy takes to his heels and scamp ers off with his big pill of opium, which is to be exposed in a yard to the open air until it is thoroly dried. These pills rre called cakes by the trad3 A workman of average dexterity makes about seventy a day. During the season one fac tory will turn out daily from 6.50C to 7,000 cakes, the total number mrde in the Reason being about 30,000. A large proportion of these cakes are made for the Chinese diges tion. The manufacture of opium is not In jurious to the health of those employed In the factory. Ic the laboratory strange things are seen. Tho chemist is analyzing suspicious cans of cpium. TaKing .i substance frcm a mysteri ous bottle he pours x small quantity into a test tube and bids it in the name of iodine to go thru the contents and tell him if it finds starch' to be there. The iodine spirit does its bidding, goes thru the opium, ind promptly there flashes thru the glass a change of color, the appointed signal by which the magic spirit of the bottle telegraphs to the magic genius of the laboratory: "The grower who sent this opium mixed flour with it to increase its weight." The frau exposed, a red mark is made upon the ticket of ihe adulterated drug- The consequences of *hat mark are confiscation. Opium eultivatien at Ghazeepore g'-es em ployment to 200,000 laborers. Under th-2 mos favorable circumstances of soil ?nd season twenty-four to twenty-seven pounds of stand ard opium are got from one "biggah" of ground, a biggah being a little over three fifths of an acre. The average yield is about thirteen pounds. To obtain the opium the capsule of the poppy *s scored, or cut, this being done wltfi a peculiar tool that makes three or four vertical and parallel wounds at a single strike. Scoring is done by women. The wounds having been made, the quantity of juice that drips out depends on the condi tion of the air. Dews increase the flow, but cause it to be darker and more Mquid. The annual levenue from the opium trade in India used to be over $50,000,000. A few years ago it was reduced to $20,000,000. Its growth and manufacture are professedly for bidden, but the law is a dead letter. The Chinese have learned to produce a fair qual ity of opium, worth about two-thirds the price of the Indian manufacture. The Lake Shore club of Lake street, Min neapolis, is having a delightful outing, occu pying pne of the cottages at Tcnka Bay since last week Thursday. The members present are Miss Edith Taylor. Miss Nina Humphrey, Miss Nellie Cole and Miss Anna Webster. Mrs H. L Humphry and Mrs. M. Lee are 8cting as chaperones of the young ladies. Mrs. E. S. -Taylor has been their guest. HE WANTED TO KNOW. The R.im's Horn. A handsome clock displayed in a watchmaker's window bore a card with the words "Go three hundred days without winding." "That's an interesting clock of yours," said a customer, "but there is one thing I want to know." "What is it?" "How long the clock would go if it were wound up." Don't experiment. It's costly. Place your want ads where you get results. Experienced advertisers know the Journal is the best that why they use it most. Another Summer Sale This Week. A H Our Frames, Cabinet, Square, Oval, All Sizes, (Not Mouldings) What* You Should Know About the Journal's Sweet Pea Show. All entries must be in by August 3. Show opens August 5 and will be opgn every afternoon from two to five and evenings from 8 to 10 p. m. Read the rules. They are very simple. .Wednesday, Aug. 5, is Commercial Club ladies* day. Thursday, Aug. 6, is Lake Minnetonka Ladies' day. Friday, Aug. 7, is Children's day. Flowers should be sent or brought to the Dayton building, Tsecond floor, 710 Nicollet, every day during the show. ^ Flowers sent from out of city by express should be sent prepaid to Journal's Sweet Pea Show, 710 Nicollet. &%* All vases or receptacles for flowers will be furnished by the management. We will arrange your flowers for you or you can corns and arrange them yourself. You may buy your own vases or receptacles if you wish, but no judging will be allowed on arrangement except in Class IC and ID. " Tou are Invited to compete for part or all of the $364.00 ' offered In premiums. No amateur, old or young, is barred from entry. All flowers will, at the completion of the show, be sent to the hospitals of our city. The proceeds go to the - Minneapolis Outing Association. Send in what flowers you have if it is only a handful, you will receive credit under rule xi: i , '' RULE XI. Those not wishing to enter for competition - may deliver flowers as late as 12 m. on any morn- ' ing during the show. A card reading "Not for "competition" and with name of donor will be * placed on each lot. Care of Journal. Manager Journal's Sweet .Pea Show. . Admission, 10c. Children with Parents, Freo. at Half Price. The BeardArt Co 624 Nicollet. d having been MEDICAL. Puck. "Give her this," said the doctor. The man tooU the prescription and went away. but he was back the next day. "What, does she imagine she's sick?" - claimed the doctor. "No she knows it now," said the A SUBTERFUGE. Washington Star. "Don't you know that it is wrong to gam- ble?" "Yasser," sai Pickaninny Jim as he Ehook the dice. "I know it's wrong to gamble, but dls here isn't gamblin' dis here is a guessln' contest." HIS FABULOUS WEALTH. 1'vu-k. Reporter (in the Mnstadonastoria)Is it true. Mr. Woldwaller, that jou have bought this hotelt InnumerabillionaireNo, sir. It is not DM* essary I can afford to be a guest. CONSOLATION. Chicago Tribune. Tho intimate friend of' tho girl whose lover had proved faithless was doing her best to comfort her. "I wouldn't waste a tear on him. Cordelia." she said. "You never could have been really happy with a man who uses the word 'discom- mode.' " EATHER. MODERN. Philadelphia Press. Miss McCallSo that's really your family coat of arras. Miss XewrichYes. Miss McCallWhat's that queer device in tat center? Miss XewrichWhyerthat's pa's trade mark. He insisted upon ringing that in. GYPSIES SHOULD S1UDY LAW. Xew York Weekly. Burglar BillThese gypsies don't know any thing. One of 'em told Gory Gus that he'd die on the gallows. Dvnnmlte DanWell, didn't he? Burglar BillXaw: he died of old age while waitin' for a new trial. Galileo's first telescope was made from part of a lead water pipe, in each end of the which he cemented common spectacle glasses. H. L. PATTHEY, .. mmwsm sfflSf^.