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The St. Louis Republic. (St. Louis, Mo.) 1888-1919, July 06, 1902, PART I, Image 10

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'Tive Million Fire Hundred Thou
j sand Dollars Made Available for
Erection of Fine Structures.
Old Uuildings Are to Ue Demol
ished in Order to Make
IJoom for Modern
W-ajhington. July i Nest to the act In
creasing the size of the standing army, the
.most Important eVsIallon that has been
cnuctcd In recent years affecting the mili
tary establishment was adopted when the
president fixed hu signature to the bill
mi..ng provision for a new West Point,
live and a. half millions of dollars are made
available for the removal of the dilapidated
buildings at WeJt Point that are a Jl3
EntLO to the Government, and the erection
In their stead of magnificent structures,
modern In architecture and u.uipment. and
worthy in every way of &(e Important
"functions which they are to subserve.
The appropriation of this generous sum Is
the result of a I'-ns campaign of agitation
for a Military Academy that would more
properly answ.r the rurpose- of a training
school for our future Generals than the
ramshaiklt afairs vhlch are now utilized.
l'JnnM Were Inhibited.
The few buildings that are of compara
tively recent ireclljn 1111 be retained, but
the great majority of old and unsightly
heds that have been doing duty aa bar
bracks, study halls and living Quarters are
"to be torn down.'
s; Tentative plan? for the new West Point
jjiav-" already been, prepared. They were
drawn by Profesro- Charles W. Lamed
after a study of the r.eeas of the academy
covering a period of four years. These
plans were exhibited before the member
of the House and Senate Committees on
Military Affairs, and the appropriation was
based on the suggestions contalnei in them.
It Is very likely that the plans will bo
forcailly approved by the commission,
whl'-n Is provided for in t!ie act to super
Intend the construction work. This com
mission is to consist of a consulting arcbi-
tecL to be selected by the Secretary of
War. and certain ccglneir officers. As
Secretary Root has- already approved tho
pisns of Professor Lamed, it goes without
Baying that the architect to be selected will
also favor them, at least In the main.
It has been found that of all the build
ings on the military reservation at West
Point only sir are worthy of retention.
Uulldlng. to Be Demolished.
Those are the academy building, the bar
tacka. the gymnasium, the mess hall, the
library and the hospital. It Is proposed
to expand each of these structures, and In
doing bo It will be necessary to demolish
tho following buildings In order to acquire
the needed room: the chapel, the head
quarters bonding, the old cadet hospital
used for offlcers' quarters, the riding hall,
the cavalry stables, the cadet quarter
master store, the commandant's office and
guardhouse and the brick building for
quarters. The other buildings that are
marked for destruction are the hotel, the
Ave buildings used as offlcers" quarters, the
old artillery barracks, tho old cavalry bar
Jocks, the Post OSce building, the building
belonging to cadet quartermaster depart
ment, tho building used for restaurant, the
nine frame buildings used for officers'
quarters, the Kinsley residence and vari
ous minor buildings. Some of these struc
tures have been standing for almost seventy-five
years, notably the poor excuse
for a hotel which was built In 13.
Tho removal of these buildings wlU per
mit the straightening of roadways and
building lines and will afford ample room
for. the erection of the fine structures that
have been planned. The new law increas
ing the number of cadets at West Point
contemplates fill aDDolntments frnm nit
eources. The proposed cadet barracks Willi
wwa.1,1111 ubLuiiuuvuauuiui mr una numoer
and many more beside, so that no embar
rassment will be occasioned by future .ex
pansion In the corns. The urgent need for
better quarters -will be realized when It Is
known that many of the rooms accom
modate four cadets each.
Bnlldlns Moit Seeded.
The War Department has decided that
the buildings most needed for present re
quirements are in order of their urgency:
New- quarters for married offlcers, build
ings for unmarried officers quarters, addi
tional barracks for cadets, new academic
balldlng, new riding hall, enlarged gymna.
Eium, administration, guardhouse and so
cial building for corps of cadets, prepara
tion of new cavalry and artillery drill
ground and building for contagious dis
eases. The carrying out of this building
programme will involve the removal of a.
njimber of structures which, In turn, wlU
necessitate the building of the following:
fourteen sets of officers' quarters, a new
chapel, new headquarters administration
bonding and museum, new cavalry bar
racks and stables, building for quarter
master of cadets, building for telephone and
telegraph. FoUowlng these In order of Im
portance are: Artillery stables and bar
racks, new building for post commissary,
post exchange and market: addition to
bond barracks: addition to quartermaster
storehouse. addition to quartermaster
shops, addition to quartermaster barracks
for army service men, barracks for dram
corps, new fire-engine house, new main
guardhouse, new schoolhouse for officers'
children, addition to post school for en
listed men. addition to barracks for engi
neer company, new building for cadet laun
dry, removal of south guardhouse to new
Bile, new bunding for restaurant, new
hm, building for enlisted men's library
and amusement hall,
iFwe sites now exist for certain buUd
i.lgs. and work on them can begin at once,
as follows: Building for commissary, post
exchange and market, new hotel, building
for enlisted men's library, new cadet laundry,-
restaurant, guardhouse, etc
Authority Is also given to the Secretary
of War to buy Constitution Island and
add it to the West Point .Military Reserva
tion. '253
JBTEIIT WOMAJT li Interested sad ihonia
knqw abcat the wonderful "PEERLESS
E-uTtr Syringe indorsed by leading physielxce. The
s.Torlte of all women who hve tried it. Perfect
Injection and auction. Capacity halt plat. It
it the safest and most coavenleat. It cleanses
Instantly and does ita vrorfc perfectly.
Cccxpare our Syrtore and price. Ak your draB
&t for the "FEEItLESsS if ne caiotirjpBlr
yaa accept sp other, but etcd direct to ns and
we will forward yon oat at once, scrrely packed,
free -from obeenraticn, oa thirty airs' free trial.
Price, COO; and 3 cents extra for portage, with
full direction for using and valuable hints to
ladle. If cash it ent with order we par the
peit&ge. AjMree si! orders tn confidence to
72 7 Elxa street, Hew York,
pflfwip fits aj;aqaF
kjBii&?3i,C'5WBLaH PHiB(r'ljTlB
The last frame house on Undcll boule
vard Is being wrecked, yielding finally to
the encroachments' of building and the de
mands of time. The Pattee homestead, as
It is called, weather-beaten and out of re
pair, is being dismantled, removing a land
mark from. a. vicinity where long ago brick,
stone and granite gave modern environ
ments. I stands on low ground at the
northeast corner of Boyle avenue and Lin
den boulevard. Its ancient lines largely
concealed by trees that stand on the prem
ises. Since the property has been put on
tho market the neighbors conclude that It
will be replaced by a pretentious structure,
ns Ik warranted by the high price of
ground on this fashionable thoroughfare.
The Pattee family formerly owned much
land on Linden boulevard, but much of this
has been disposed of In small parcels. Some
of the fine homes east of the old frame
structure are on the tract which formerly
was one piece of unimproved realty undr
one ownership.
Tradition Is that the house has bern
there a half century. The three Patlee
heirs have never occuoied It. however, con
trary to the bollef which has arisen among
some persons that It was the family home
stead. Tl e old Pattee homestead stands
on Waverly place, south of Lafayette
Park. It changed hand long ago. Num
berless tenants have had their abode In the
unpretentious structure, and in recent years
carpenters, repair men and express men
have ued It for business purpose. The
big trees, in the days when cycling was
more popular, offered a place for re.n for
many wheelmen who remember the com
fcrt they hive found there to this day.
Cameras innumerable have been trained on
the house hidden in the gr-ive.
Recentlj V. F. Cae. a carpenter, bought
the "improvements" on the niaee. and It Is
Since "Billy" Florence Brought
America the Organized
More Than One
Toe Irrab!!e naresa,
MS Tim's BuUdlsr-
New York. July C From-all accounts, the
late William J. Florence "Blily" Florence,
beloved by many friends on two continents
discovered the Order of the Mjstlc Shrine
in Algiers and other places In the East and
brought over the ritual, with constitutional
authority for establishing the order In this
The Mystic Shrine may be called a con
vivial good-fellowship a'nnex to masonry.
When n. couple of thousand thirty-second
degree Masons, with their families, are In
assembly, baying Che best time of their
lives, with banquets and entertainments, it
Is safe to say that they are Shriners.
Since "Billy- Florence brousbt the seeds
of the noble order to this country and
planted them In New York. In 1S70-71. the
organization membership has Increased
more than 109,001 It may be interesting to
state that tho original order of Shriners
was established at Mecca, ,ln Arabia, about
twenty-five years after Mohammed's heglra.
Its object was to dlepensa justice and pun
ish criminal; who escaped the tardy pro
cedure of the courts. It was a sort of
vigilance committee of early Mohammedans,
composed of th best men of the day op
posed to hypocrites In religion and thieves
in politics and business.
The order became wonderfully popular
priests, nobles and kings were among Its
members. It spread like a prairie Are over
the Eastern world, with headquarters In Da
mascus, Jerusalem. Conftantinoplc; In fact.
In all the capital cities from Cairo, in
Egypt, and Teheran. In Persia, to Benares.
In India, and all ruled by the parent organi
zation In the holy city of Mecca. Arabia.
Florence's Discovery of Order.
When Mr. Florence attended the grand
ceremonies of tho order at Marseilles and
Algiers, and learned the story of Its his
tory, with the great men of Europe and
Asia on its membership rolls, he saw Instant
success for It In America, nis wUdest
dreama have been more than reillzed. To
day. If you find yourself lonely and your
pucik money reaucea to oniy a tew tnou
sand dollars, make the Shtiner's sign of
distress, and you will be Immediately in
vited to banquets by the best people, wheth
er In Philadelphia. Duluth or Paris.
Here Is Mr. Florence's account of his
discovery of the Mystic Shriners:
"In August, IS70. I was in the city or
Marseilles. France, and havirur occasion to
call on Duncan. Sherman &. Co.. bankers. 1
was told by one of the gentlemanly clerks
that there was to be a ceremony of un
u Busily attractive character at a hall near
the Grand Hotel de 1'Unlvers. and. know
ing me to be a Mason, he invited me to be
present, offering to be my guide and vouch
er. My curiosity was excited by his glow
ing hints as to the. Initial wonders to be
seen there.
Haying been Introduced to the anteroom
of the hall In which the Mystic Shrine was
concealed. I found a number of distinguished
persona In animated conversation on th
5HW? 2.f 0Br. vl'dt- ae ot these was the
British Consul, another the Austrian Ylco
Consul, and there were Dukes and Counts,
bankers and merchants, scholars and artists,
musicians and other professionals, all cf
wbom seemed absorbed In the question of
how the French of Marseilles bad suc
ceeded in getting possession of such inter
esting secrets.
"The illustrious potentate ot the evening
was the celebrated Yusef Churl Bey. and
the temple was called Bokhara Shrine.
Shayk Tuscf had visited Bokhara, where
un was maw a memoer oi tne .Mystic snnne
in that famous city of the Persians, and
Drought awav a hastv lmDrft1an r-.t thn I
ritual and laws of the order.
V22 .JJlooSoh Heath. "
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Ity a n--p-iMif- PIi t grapher.
he who Is doing the wrecking, He li mak
ing his home temporarily In a room up In
the gable of the house, so a. to guard what
remains of the dilapidated haaa- unUI he
hnx '-arted the lumber away A huge brick
chimney pierces the center of the roof, aris
the Ritual of This Xoble Order to
Membership Has Increased
Hundred Thousand. '
"It would bo Impossible to civo a com- J nenrlj a quartr nf a. centT
plete narrative of the ceremonies of that I It was at Bloom Heath .MUa. that lovely
communication of the Nobles of Bokhara
stinne. and l must content myself with a
mere outline.
Permitted to Copy Order.
"The costumes were exact duplicates of
Oriental patterns, brought from Persia by
Yusef Bey. In Ms long service as an at
tache of tho Persian Consulate he had seen
many countri and profl'ed by studies and
observation In each, and was. therefore,
well fitted to conduct such an Institution.
"The furniture of the temple was the
most peculiar I e-er saw and muit nave
been gotten up by come ore well skilled In
stage scenery, for there were very well con-trlw-U
dram tic effects, representing the
sandy seiMiore. tho rough, rocky hillside,
the gloomy cavern, the solemn tomb and a
tranfirnvit!on scene, which wa at first a
cemetery fuli of tombs and monuments in
scribed with tlfe names of the departed,
with epitaphs on their virtues and worth,
when tn an instant the lights having been
lowered, the scene changed to a sumptuous
banqueting hall, with small tables for
groups of three, Ave. seven and nine.
"I need not describe the work of the tem
plo any further than to say that the Inten
tion Is to enact a drama very much like our
own, which had for Its object the same les
son and there can be no better or more
zealous workers In a good cause than those
French brothers who celebrated the mys
teries at Marseilles on that evening.
"My duties prevented a sutflclently long
stay In Marseilles to witness a second per
formance, and I therefore begged Yusef Bey
to allow me to copy the ritual and laws,
which perml'ilon I received on the day I
sailed for Algiers'.
"in Alders the shrine of the Moirriblni
was in full operation, meeting each week
on Friday evening. Abu Mohammed Bakl
was tho shaylL and among the members
were nearly all the many Consuls, Vice
Consuls and other diplomats of the port,
many of the most noted merchants and
bonkers, and not a few of the learned and
gifted Mohammedans, who are passionately
fond of perpetuating ancient customs which
increase their social pleasures.
"The cortumes and furniture of the shrine
in Algiers were gorgeous In silk, wool and
fine linen, decorated with embroidery in
gold, silver and colors, and the swords,
spears and other articles used by the guards
and offlcers In the work were genuine steel,
many of which had been In actual service
in the field of battle.
Mecca In the East.
"The shrine Is referred to by the Moslems
generally as -the qrder of the unwrltton
"S .. ln JlnIofront the "written law,'
which Is the Koran."
Some time later, and shortly before his
death. In reply to a letter from Grand Sec
retary Paryin of Iowa. Mr. Florence wrote:
"I Was the flrst tn lntn1n tho nnr n
America. Doctor Fleming amplified and
perfected the worlc" It is greater in mem
bership, popularity and power thaa any
kindred organization In the world.
The first temple ln America Mecca Tem
ple was established ln New York. It was
determined to confer degrees only on Free
and Accepted Masons, and on June 16. 1S71.
a gathering of Knights Tern-Jars, thirty
seconds and thirty-thirds of Ancient Ac
cepted Scottish Rite, were assembled at
Masonic Hall, No. 114 East Thirteenth
The new order waa enthusiastically ac
cepted and eleven members were .Initiated.
Mr. Florence was probably absent traveling
at that time, as his name does not appear
among the first officers, though letters of
advice and Instruction from W. J. Florence,
"Noble." were read. ,
The first offlcers were: Walter M. Flem
ing, potentate; Charles T. JlcClenachan,
chief rabban: John A. Moore, assistant
rabbanr WiUlam S. Patterson recorder; Ed
ward Eddy, hlah priest; James S. ChappeU.
.,rv.- riMnrfm ttr -irm.... t...,-, SSm
and Oswald Ji, d'Auhlgse. captain of guard!
ing from the first floor fireplace and Its
construction ! so accurate that It standi
upright with practically no Hupport. 3Sr.
Case says the structure was put up -vI-dently
to Ia- a century, and that it shows
g. 1 workmanship.
The other oEcrs of the temple were elected
Otlirr Ortrniilrtitionx K.liilillxliril.
Such was the beginning of this extnnr-II-nary
organization, its objects blng broth
erly love and mutual eicur lgcnunt while
traveling through life's d-sert In the gr?it
caravan, bound for tl.e unit-en temple.
Other organizations w,-re swn ett.iblhi-d
In nelRhlwiriiiK titles, until the country was
nlled with thrm.
It waa no, the 'vork of an Iill hour to es
tablish the hr"ner vt America. Doctor
Walter M. Fleming, at B!osm Heath Inn.
Larchmont, spent jers In elaborating to
perfection thf crude anl Inc implete ritual
brought to this c"intry by William J. Flor
ence. He presided o-r 1Itci Temple In
New York for seventeen yars: a!i over
the grand Ixxly. or Imperial Council, of the
United States for more than twelve year
establishing all the primary temples for
I Kanlm kto: n tli- Pouti that tne com-
mlMeo nf th several department of Shrin
ers. under the guidance of DrK'tor Henilng.
the Krand rote-tat-. met and shaped the
detinlts of h cler In a word, the vail
feature cf Shrinerism were originated and
perfected in that ArcadLn retreat near New
Baseball Taken Up by Filipinos,
Who Imitate Athletic Sports
of the Soldiers.
Th- Republic Roma.
Kth Ft. cM l'mrjylranU Ae.
Washington. July i The recent organiza
tion with the full approval of the
S:retary of War"nnd the Command
ing O-neral of tho.'Jpartment of the
Eist of a baseball league composed of clubs
representing the dilfercnt military posts
hereabouts Is onajafjaany things that go
to show that athletes, are progressing la
the army. Thurr ire "po 'better trained
athletes in America than the men who
compose the rank and nlu o' the United
Slates Army and Navy. .'.
Just at this time It Is bjball that Is
the ruling taorlte in thv aimy, ai.d there
Is not a regitnen or a comiutiy of artillery
within all the st-rvicp or a snip in the navy
that does not boast of a creditab.e team.
It waa tl,e American -army laat intro
duced tbe national game ln um i'cr Xu
ln Manila, sucn an uceuraite a a baseball
match had' never been heard of unil the
American occupation. To hear the men tell
oi the way tho natives received its Intro
duction, md the expressions oi wonlerment
they uiteml when htil they had a chanca
to watch tut? uuifonncu "Americanos"
pitch, catch and bat thv tpfc-Te. forms a
most Inti-rratln topic in araij as wen as
navy circ.es.
1 he gsujca, in Manila, as 111 the I nlteu
Stales, are pujeU o.-twecu the ditfeiettt
regiment or mm cre"s of the- warships.
There Is hardl) a uay that a mulch l not
played, lvalues the military a.id naval
(xcplo sure 10 be present, the natives in
creat numbers senemily also muiage to
lu.d an cxous- to get ln dor enougu prox
imity to the sobiwrs or jackhrs to get a
gooa view of th? conlJ-st.
An olttcer high In the navy not long ago
raid that these Contois had been oi im
measurable becni to the authorities in tne
Philippines In dealing with the natives. It
brought the latter into cio-er communica
tion and fellowship with the American?,
and It has resulted frequently, he fcttld. In
making of an enemy a friend. The na
tives have taken a gr.at fancy to tbe
gime. and already in Manila and the otlur
towns on the Island of Luzon and else
where 'n the archipelago can be e-v. the
little dusky-skinned Filipinos busy throw
ing all kinds of round-?hapl .-ub-iiances
at one another, sometimes a ball of thread
or a discarded American-made ball, or. If
these are missing, one of those round,
smooth stones that are to be found in the
fields In the new American possess "nas.
During the Chinese trouble a "baseball
team representing the famous Ninth Regu
lars played several matches with a team
representing the marines for the benefit of
the allied lore?. The diversion proved n.
most welcome one to the troope, all of
them, from the flaxen-haired Germans to
the little "Japs." going into ecstasies every
time they had a chance to watch the?
Americans do such wonderful things with
a little piece of stuffed leather and a piece
of wood, aa they called It. . .
In football no less than ln baseball aro
the men who do "Uncle Sams" flchtlnx
proficient. ThU Is easily accounted for
when It Is known that among the men to
day wearing the uniform of the regulars
are many who prior to their enlistment
played on college, school, or maybe athletlo
club teams, and as a result supply to the
array and navy the brains necessary to
train men how to play such a strenuous
game as Is football. The outcome is that
the service Drides Itself on the possession
of scores of creditable team-i. which are
always in condition and ready practically
at a moment's notice to uphold the repu
tation of their particular organization la
the field.
Close Alliance of Nerves Commu
nicates Mental Depression.
Worry Is a cause and a source of much
unhapplness. It seams the face with lines
and furrows and has a most depressing ef
fect upon that hypcrsentltlve organ, the
stomach, which at such times, becomes a
most unwilling and lassard servant. In
deed. It Is safe to say that unless en
couraged by a cheerful temper and bright
or. at least, bppeful thoughts, the stomach
will play truant, or sulk, or do no goJd
work. The physiological explanation pf this
Is the close alliance of the great sympathe
tle.nerves; which are worse than the tele
graph for carrying bad news; the work and
anxiety which depress the brain cause
simultaneously a scmlparalysis of the nerve
of the stomach; gastric Jnlces will not How
and. presto! there Is Indigestion. One sign
of mental health Is serenity of temper and
a self-control that enables us to hear with
equanimity the petty trials and Jars of
life. especjaUy those arising from contact
wiin coming, irascible, irritating persons.
Serenity of mind comes easy to some and
hard to others. It can be acquired.
Somewiiat Different.
"Whither away?" called the inquisitive
man after an acquaintance who was hur
rying cown the street.
"To the coronation," answered the hurried
one. as he checked his speed for a minute
"Whatr" exclaimed the human Interroga
tion point, ""not to England r
"Oh. no," replied the other, as he started
to get up steam again, "only to the dental J
M. ITathaway Gives Startling
Exhibition of the Powers of
His New Powder.
Grains Placed lift ween Cakes of
lee! and Then Instantly
Exploded by Means
of Pajis.
flevilaml. July i-Profe-or G. M. Hath
away of Wellrtoro has Invent.il a griy
powd-r which threaln to revolutionize
the system of explosive. Fourteen years
have been spent ln th x-rfectlon of this
mKturr. On the outskirts of Clevland
he gave a most startling exhibition of the
;K.wr of his invention.
He poumlnl the mixture on an anvil w th
a slulgHtammrr until thre sparks flew, and
not the slightest explo-ion occurred; he s"t
it on tiro and It burn-d readily without
any detonation, while the Inventor stood
over the blaze, calmly adding the dead'y
fuel to the flames, he placed it ln a tin box
and fired riH bullvts through It with a
spel uf lJt feet a second, a speed thtt
kills at two mill's, a test which no other ex
plosUe known to -c.enca will withstand.
Then he piacd a small pile of his mixture
upon a plc- of thm -sixteenth bolter plate,
uxplodid It by means of a percussion cap
and in a hole out of the steel mass as
cleanly and us easily as thoush It had been
che se Instead of piate of highest hardness.
That Is the kind of explosive that Profes
sor Hathaway has evolved ln fourteen
years. It is as harmless aa face powder,
and abo more powerful, more deadly than
dynamite, maxlmlte or tbe much-vaunted
First Publlo Exhibition.
The test made at stop No. 8 on the Cleve
land and Eastern trolley line was the first
really public exhibition cf hatbamlte. which
j3 wie name given oy in? inventor to the
new explosive. By this "the inventor an
nounced to the world the result of his long
in ii j. ajany oi twenty persons witnessed
the series of tests.
The powder can only be exploded when
a dynamite percussion cap of large size Is
usl. The cap must be powerful. To Il
lustrate mis. ugnt percurston caps were
m.xe.1 with the explosive and the mixture
pounded until the caps exploded without
se.tlng off the hathamlte.
The tests given were thoroughly ex
hajstive The xpIolve was first tried to
show its bnrmlessnesi when used without
the heavy percussion cap. It was pounded
on an anvil until the sparks Sew It was
laid ln a long wooded trough and lighted. It
uurneii icwiy to in enu. giving forth hard
ly a perceptible odor. It was thrown on n
blazinn fire, with no ether effect than It was
Iti-tlf consumed. Bullets shot through it
had no effect.
Test of Power.
Tests were then made to show Its power,
some of the txplo-.ve was frozen between
tare cakis of Ice. weighing about 1J0
pounds. The powder was allowed to re
inas'i octne n the Ice cakes for nearly an
hour. It was then expludeJ by means of
the caps. All that remained or the Ice cake
V. re two small tule of sm,w. not rinetv
cruhed Ice. but snow, from which snow
balls could be easily made. This quality en
ables the use of the oxploive ln Alaska
during the winter months.
Circular lleces two Inches In diameter
were blown from 3-16-Inch boiler plate, cut
ting the plate as clean as a die. one and a
half ounces of explosive being simply
placed upon the plate and detonated ln the
opeir-a'r. A collar of steel placed under th
boiler plate "Jcried aa a bed against which
the' steel was cut clean. In tne test yes
terday tne heavy steel collar, three Inches
de!i and made of the hardest steel, was
broKen In sevtral pieces bv the force of
the explosion.
A one-pound regulation army shell was
explod U within a receptacle. The shell
was blown Into thousands of piece.
A long wooticu trough made or planks
an Inch In thickness u next used. Tho
hathamltn was laid li. a train and exploded.
The detonnttcn wu so sudden that it
ret rued as If but one explosion had occurred,
that at the end of the trough. At Itast that
wa3 all that was perceptible to the human
senses. A search was made for the trough
Tho ground whore It had stood was per
forated with tiny hole made by splinters
blown Inta the soil. On the ground werv
found Innumerable sitters of wood, none
larger than a match.
Tests have been made In which a gren
leaf was laid ujion a sheet of hardest steel.
Ovr this ai placed another plate ami the
hathamlto was exploded upon this The re
sult was the Impress of the leaf upon the
Factory at Seattle.
The public tests were made under tho
auspices of Mosts. ltose and Scars of Cleve
land. They brought Professor Hathaway
to the city. Over a thousand Invitations
w)re lnsued to various Clevelanders to In
fpect the tests. Profetsor Hathaway Is also
the Inventor ot the duplex telegraph Instru
ment which the United States Government
has purchased and is now using. He Is re
puted to be the owner of more patents than
any ether nun in the United States ex
cept Edison.
The prospects are that this explosive will
be financed in Cleveland. A Kn.0.) stock
company is to be formed to manufacture
and place hathamlte upon the market.
It is expected that a large factory will
be erected at Seattle for the manufacture
of the explosive. The plant Is to be located
there In order to be near tho markets ef
the Klondike and other Alaskan fields,
where it Is expected hnthamlte will be ex
tensively used ln the mining operations.
Terrible Experience of Prospector
While at Work in Idaho.
Kollosg. Idaho. July B. Imprisoned under
a mass of fallen earth and helpless to ren
der aid to the sufferer. J. W. Krentley saw
his son slowly suffocate In a prospect hole
on Big Creek, about six miles from, this
All night the father kept enforced vigil
uci tuc uuui ml ui9 son. wmie neia in a
cramped position by earth and rocks. For
eighteen houia Erentley was a prisoner be
side his boy's remains. A rescue party
found the almost dead miner. His terrible
experience had nearly crazed him.
Brentley nnd his 14-year-old son. Bud
Brentley. were working on Brentley's pros
pect about 4 o'clock In the afternoon when
tho accident occurred. A cave of earth and
rock following a blast caught Brentley,
pinning him in a helpless position. The boy
crawled toward his father to assist him
when a second cave occurredV completely
covering the jouth and buryfnK Brentley
up to ali chin, his bead only being left
The boy was pinned down In such a man
ner inai ne coma not move hand or -loot,
but only a little earth covered hla head.
Unable to reach him. the agonized father
saw his son suffocate, after bidding hlin
an affectionate farewell.
All night Brentley faced what seemed
certain death, and kept Involuntary guard
over the remains of his son. The next day
a party of searchers found the unfortunate
man and released him from his perilous
poItion. He was badly bruised, but net se
riously Injured. His terrible night had al
most driven blm insane.
Brentley owes his rescue to his daughters,
who organized a searching party early in
the morning when they found that the
father and son had. not returned during the
Epidemic Caused by Allowing
Children to Kiss Dead Baby
in Essex lately a child died from diphth
eria. The little girl's school-fellows were
allowed to kiss the body a It lay In the
coffln. Of course, other deaths among the
children soon followed. No more cruel
saciigfice to unthinking sentimentality j
tvutu w: iufei&m?u. ane aoiuty to cunirut
one's emotlans Increases, other things equal,
with knowledge and refinement. The higher
a man Is ln this scale the more be conceals
his stronger feelings. The undertaker is of
most Importance among the poor where bis
plumes, and until quite recently. hU paid
mofmcrs. were always In demand, ills
guided and unregulated sentiment In one
way and another, says the London Lancet,
claims a long annual list of victims, from
tbe poor girl who Jumps into the river be
cause she Is unloved to the smallpox vic
tim who will not have "matter from aa
animal put Into him."
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'Husband'' Arrested, but Later
Keleased, as Vit-iini Heelined
to 1'rosecuie Her.
Baltimore. July 3. Miss Lydla Zoltx Saw
yer as "Herman G. Wood." married Mrs.
Errestlne U Bauck, a well-known widow '
o. this city. JIIss bawyer will be allowed ,
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to go free. The widow is 22 years old. nnd I organized, and a thorough search was
the "husband" ri The couple had been I made of every conceivable spot where it
married over a week b-fore Mrs. Rauck ! was thought the cMId tniffht have wan
dtscovcred that she had been wedded to a ; dered, and members of the party say that
woman, ana tms was only learned through
another woman, who at one time had se
cretly learned the true sex of "Mr." Wood.
After the exj-p ure the "husband" was ar
rested on the rharge of getting two from
"his" wife under fale pretences, but wa
subsequently releas. d. Mrs itanck declin
ing to prosecute The widow will have tho
marrldge aniul'ed.
This irarge gl-1 came from Gregory, a
Ilttl village near Elizabeth. N. C She h.13
A eMtrl xi hll l fn the lfMn'n if K m.
mother." In North Carolina. Ml s Sawver I
donned male attire and came to Itiltimoro.
where she has since eked out a living. She!
of the word. She learr.i to d"!nk str-n
beveraires. smoke, chew tobsv-o ami Hirf
j.'..(.bi.t,j .,m n ,...u .ia eerj wnaf
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with the girls.
Best ILesaHs in the
New Coiffure Effects
Are obtained bv the occasional use of
a wy ms.
lis IL M 't-v P
A perfect toilet requisite at all times and espcciallv agreeable after Golf.
Tennis, Boating, 113111102. etc. "
Keeps the scalp clean; the hair healthy and luxuriant.
It has proven its undoubted merits. Beware of counterfeits.
x All Druggists sell the genuine in SOc and $1.00 bottles-
toJ&&&ttt&g- S"e. Mikes finest lather
Sara Palmer Disappeared and It Is
Thought She .Was
Rome. N. T.. July 5. Sara Ta!-afeata
and M. WHua'n Falm'er of Tfcserx J
appearcd from home, and no trac of her
Palmer, aged V years, Oansattr oi Mr.
was found tin tne sxaitoa ex in cava
was discovered not over half a alio txom
the coue. The only means cf IdcntttcaW
, tion of the child was by Its noes, wnlcb
the mother identified positively. Tier la
sonit thing very strange abcVt tn disap
pearance of the child, who bad bs to a
m .gator's plalng with another child, and
thvre was a. third child, tvclflrqlnr to ft
man In that vicinity named Shoecraft, by,
his flrct wife, and It is reported that parties;
t interested had made eeveral attarapta to
klunap the Sboecrufc child. It la tbougot
. that on the day that the littia Palmar
cbild waa missing that aa attempt waa
again made to kidnap the Shoe-craft cbUd,
but that the Palmer child was taken by
uuiic. i,u vn nu- ,
was discovered the Palmer Child waa
, Drcugnt osck in tho vicinity ot ita Bom
ne fin wi,,.,",, tfrt riff Iwt ,A wnX-Ti. nff
The skeleton ww found la & hoUoir gyot
in the woods, lying on Its bock. Tnia
theory is apparently a correct on, for
: SOmd time ntte? tn fhlL-1 waa elaaln Vr.
Palmer was awakened or.o night bv vrnat
aho thought was the crying ot G ohlld. On
going to the front door she saw & caxtiaga
and a
who g
ana a man cut ln tho road in front ai tea
-. she then Informed her huacandf
cot on a horsa and followed in tho
iection tho rijc had takun. but ha lost tha
trail. After tho child was misairuc It waa
thought that she had in sltier kid-
aaped or had fallen Into Fish Creak, fes
tho children had been playing near ths
bank of the creefc Searching parties wera
r.nry several uraea sarcnea in tne very
spot where the skeleton was found, but
there was no trace ot the child there.
coroner Hubbard was notified and went to
Taberg and Investigated the case, bat did
not hold an Inquest.
A Change Wanted. "
"ity father owns his homse. and -he's bav
in it an nxeu ud, said Nurttena ooy
proudly. "I'll bet your father don't own
the place he live In '
"No. he doc't," replied the strange boy.
"but If he did he'd tear It down pretty.
"Don't he like ltT'
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".No. He lives ln
tho penitentiary."
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