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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
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.
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
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.
morning at the residence of her daughter,
Mrs. Charles C. Heckel, 3139 Harriet ave
nue. Funeral notice later.
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.
Secret of Women's Ability to Retain
Their Hair at Last Re-
Chicago Tribune.
If you would know why you are bald,
O, man, it is because you do not wear
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..
Al Pretoo *lay Prow a Glwiomt Op
portunity for linden HUli
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
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
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
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.
Upon Being Scolded, Little Antonia
Benek Wept and Then
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
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.
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 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.
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
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.
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.
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~
Journal's Special Train to Stillwater
To-day Carried 800 Happy
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-
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.
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
Blken's Remains Lay Ten Hours
Before Coroner Was
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.
Saloon Man Held to Grand Jury to
Answer to a Serious
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.
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
Colonel Watterson's Story of a Much
Battered Old Law-
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 - ' . ""-
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.
One of the Railroads That Will
Unite Minnesota and
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
"What is it?"
"How long the clock would go if it were wound
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.
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.
Half Price.
The BeardArt Co
624 Nicollet.
d having been
"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
Washington Star.
"Don't you know that it is wrong to gam-
"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'
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.
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.' "
Philadelphia Press.
Miss McCallSo that's really your family coat
of arras.
Miss XewrichYes.
Miss McCallWhat's that queer device in tat
Miss XewrichWhyerthat's pa's trade
mark. He insisted upon ringing that in.
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.
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