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National Museum Is Given Very Rare Collection
Second Only to Damascus in Its
Most Improved Methods and Appara
tus Are in Use Along the Sea
board of the United States.
WASHINGTON. Mrs. Julian James
of Washington has recently de
posited In the United States National
Museum the collection of Colonel
Theodorus Bailey Myers, a noted con
noisseur of New York, which has come
down through inheritance and been
added 10 by his son, the late Lieuten
ant Commander T. B. Myers-Mason of
the United States navy.
The collection consists of more than
600 objects which the museum author
ities have classified under the head
ings of ceramics, ethnology, archaeol
ogy, technology and graphic arts.
This collection contains a splendid
series of oriental weapons, consisting
of Japanese armor, bows, spears, pis
tols and guns; Chinese sword3 and
spears of superb metal work; wonder
ful ancient Hindu armor, Inlaid with
gold and silver, and many implements
of warfare from India; Turkish and
Korth African weapons and domestic
implements, an1 many similar objects
from Korea and the East Indies. It is
also rich in Japanese and Chinese fab
rics, embroidery and" lacquers.
Especially attractive to those Inter
ested in the history of tho develop
ment of ordnance is the extensive col
lection of firearms, which contains
dueling pistols, sporting guns, models
of cannon and other examples of obso
lete weapons which Commander
Myers-Mason gathered during his life
time. In the collection are Included many
fine specimens of blue and polychrome
Delft plates, as well as extremely valu
able examples of Spanish blue and
Hispano-Moresque copper-luster ware.
The trousseau of an Equadorian In
dian bride is conspicuous among the
ethnological collections. It is made
up of bracelets, necklaces, armlets and
waistbands, decorated with a great va
riety of teeth, seeds, beetle wings and
other objects of savage fashion.
Many of the Korean objects were
presented to Commander Myers-Mason
by a prince of that country who vis
ited America and was entertained by
Others pertaining to the domestic
life in China and Japan wer obtained
during his residence in those coun
tries. In the group of Japanese arti
cles is a unique set of miniature
ceremonial furniture of remarkable
perfection as regards finish and de
tail. It is said to have been made for
the child of the mikado.
The art objects are on exhibition
in the west hall of the older mu
seum building and form an Important
beginning for the collection on orien
tal art soon to be placed there.
The firearms are being placed on
exhibition in tho same building.
Cosmopolitan in the Extreme Are the
Crowded Thoroughfares of the
Moroccan Capital Market Place
Especially Is Worth a Vrsit.
Capitol's Pied Piper Has a Two-Year Contract
THE proudest boast of Prof. Louis
Hirsch, is that ho is "rough on
irats." Unofficially, he is known as the
"Pied Piper of Washington," ever
since he signed a contract with the
government to rid tbe cipitol and oth
er federal buildings at "Washington of
rats, mice, roaches, and other vermir,
and to keep the buildings permanently
so rid.
Prof. Hirsch his title Is not merely
assumed for business glamor, for he is
a graduate of a German university and
speaks several languages fluently and
to perfection has a two years con
tract with the government, as well as
a contract to supply his chemicals to
tthe various departments.
The professor has a simple method
of his own for geting rid of rats. He
does not let them die in their holes or
in the building. He leads them out,
like the Pied Piper of Hamelin, and in
duces them to die outside their hiding
places. He first attracts the attention
of the rats by giving them something
they like. As soon as a few find the
choice food, they communicate the
fact to tho whole rat colony.
Then he gives them some more, to
make nure they have all got a bite of
the appetizing dainty. The next step
la to feed them tho accustomed bait
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with a bountiful supply of effective
poison larded upon it. The effect of
the poison is to make the rat so warm
inside that it rushes into the air and
scarries around for water. It scurries
until it drops dead.
The rat-kiler's advice to amateurs
at his art is: "Never tackle a rat in
a closed room. Open a door or a win
dow. The rat fears man more than it
does a cat. A rat will not bite except
in self-defense. Corner a rat, and if
there is a door or a window it will
jump for it; close all exits, and it will
jump for you, but only as a last resort.
There is no bite worse than that of a
rat. It carries infection of the dead
liest kind. If you were in bed and a
rat should jump on it, all that is nec
essary for you to do is to raise your
hand. The rat will run away, and will
not return. But do not attempt to
strike it."
Tangier, Morocco. Damascus is
said to be the oldest inhabited city
in the wrorld, and Tangier is generally
acknowledged to be the second old
est. Tangier lies on the north coast
of Morocco, facing the straits of
Gibraltar, and is about thirty miles
from the great fortress. A steamer
plies between Gibraltar and Tangier.
When the steamer arrives at tho
Moorish capital, there is a great hub
bub. Native boatmen fight and squab
ble among themselves as to who
shall get themost passengers. Being
a stranger you would perhaps rather
stay on board the steamer than trust
yourself to the dusky, howling mob.
But there is no other way of getting
ashore, and as the view of the town
is limited from the deck of the steam
er, you find yqurself bundled into a
corner of the boat and the Moorish
boatmen pull for the shore. As soon
as you set foot on the landing stage,
you are besieged by a crowd of guides.
It is in vain you tell them their serv
ices are not required; and so in order
to get peace you hire the services of
a big lanky Arab. You need not fol
low him where he wants you to go,
but as you have provided yourself
with a guide book, you make your
own plans.
Tangier is a cosmopolitan city.
Here, jostling together in the crowded
thoroughfares, may be seen the state
ly Berber, with long white robes,
Arabs from the desert, Soudanese
with thick lips, and complexions black
as Egypt's night; wild-looking Riffs
from the hills; Jews, Spaniards, Ger
mans, Britishers and Europeans, bent
on business or pleasure.
The streets are very narrow, and
the shops' are very small, so small
that the merchant can easily reach
all round his store without rising
from his seat on the floor. The Moors
have a proverb which says "It is no
use running if you can walk, and it
is no use walking if you can stand,
and it is no use standing if you can
sit; it is no use sitting if you can lie
down, no use lying if you can sleep,"
Cape May, N. J.- Nestling in the
shadow of the life-saving station here
is a little frame structure hardly
worthy of a second glance, yet once
it was the object of interest in a
throng which represented the nations
of the world. This building was one
of the features of the Centennial ex
position held in the city of Philadel
phia in 187G. At that time the gov
ernment had just been thoroughly
aroused to the necessity of maintain
ing a great system of guarding our
shores with trained life-savers to give
systematic assistance to vesselB in
distress, and in order to demonstrate
the character of the work being done
in this direction it was decided to
make a practical exhibit at the Cen
tennial exposition. A life-saving sta
tion of the most approved design,
fully manned and equipped, was fitted
Federal Government Will Take Hand
in Terre Haute Registration Con
spiracy If Proper Evidence
Is Furnished.
Must Kill Rats to Get Rid of Plague Danger
THE government experts, after study
ing 1,000,000 serum inoculations
and 100,000 plague deaths in India, an
nounce their conclusions as follows In
.regard to combating that disease in
' The eradication of rats is the all-important
: Inoculation of human beings con
fers a certain degree of immunity
against plague for a few months only
"by reducing the chance of contracting
the Infection and still further reduc
ing the chances of deaths therefrom.
Inoculation is noc eradication.
Situations demanding the inocula
tion of the people in mass may again
be encountered in some countries, but
could hardly arise in American com
munities. Even in groups of people
who have been intimately exposed to
plague infection inoculation is of
'doubtful applicability. In such a case
it would be preferable to resort to the
more rapid means of pass Ivo immuniz
ation by the use of anti-plague serum
either alone or in connection with in
oculation. Workers in plague labora
tories and hospitals, rat catchers, fu-
mlgators, etc., should be inoculated at
least once every six months.
The uso of anti-plague serum for
the immunization of a whole commu
nity is altogether impracticable, be
cause of its excessive cost, the limit
ed supply available, the short duration
of the immunity conferred, and the ex
cessive discomfort and actual danger
accompanying the repeated adminis
tration of serum at such intervals as
would be necessary to maintain im
The government's conclusions indi
cate that if the country is to be kept
free from plague next summer, the
work of rat extermination must be
carried on unceasingly, regardless of
the cold weather.
Inoculation consists in injecting into
a person a solution of killed or attenu
ated living plague bacilli. Passive im
munization consists in injecting Into a
person a solution of the blood of some
animal (usually a horse) that has been
itself immunized against plague by
repeated injections, first of dead and
then of living plague bacilli.
Old Life-Saving Station.
out and located on the edge of a lake,
which was created for this purpose,
and demonstrations of life-saving
methods and devices were given there
at frequent intervals to throngs of
persons who had never seen such a
thing before.
At the close of the great show the
life-saving station and its equipment
was sent to Cape May, where it did
yeoman service for many years, but
it was eventually displaced by a more
commodious structure and improved
methods and apparatus. The present
equipment of the station is in sharp
contrast with that when the Centen
nial station was the pride of the
service. The boats were then light
that they might be easily handled,
but now they are heavy in order that
they may withstand the surf's fury.
They were then propelled by oars
pulled by sturdy arms, but the boats
are now fitted with engines which will
drive them through towering waves.
And now the boats have holes in
the bottoms to let the water out, and
such a suggestion a generation ago
would have been greeted with roars
of ridicule. The crafts of the present
time are almost incapable of being
sunk. Buffeted by any sea, they will
right themselves at once and empty
themselves of water in a few seconds.
The old Centennial life-saving sta
tion is resting on its old glories. It
fulfills no purpose at present. Its
roof shelters an old boat or two,
which are not likely to be ever called
into active service, and the house is
never likely to resound with lively
activities again.
California Rancher Disposes of Small
Crop of Some 1,600
Indianapolis, Oct 22. -The federal
government will take & hand in the
Terre Haute row over the registration
developments there, if evidence is
brought to the government that there
has been a conspiracy to prevent any
citizen of the United States from ex
ercising his right of suffrage, accord
ing to United States Attorney Charles
W. Miller, before whom Spencer F.
Ball and Dr. It. M. Hollings worth, rep
resenting the Nonpartisan Voters'
league of that city, have appealed for
federal interference . with alleged.
plans for fraudulent voting in Terre
Haute. Mr. Miller says that the fed
eral statutes do not cover a case of
padding a registration list, as is
charged in Terre Haute, but that is a
matter of state law. If there has been
any attempt to prevent a duly quali
fied voter from registering and thus
preventing him. from casting his vote,
this Is a violation of federal lav, said
Mr. Miller. "If evidence that this has
occurred is brought to me, there are
going to be some arrests in Terre
Haute," said Mr. Miller.
Engines Crash at Curve.
Petersburg, Oct. 22. North-bound
passenger train No. 308 on the E. &
I. road took a siding at Blackburn
mine No. 1 and crashed head-on into
extra freight No. 311, south-bound,
hurling an empty flat car over the
passenger engine. John Hartman, pas
senger engineer, leaped as the train
took the siding, breaking his leg and
suffering internal injuries. The fire
man, name unknown, leaped down a
steep embankment and was picked up
unhurt within a few feet of White
river. Three passengers were bruised,
none seriously. The wreck occurred
at a short curve. The freight crew
had just taken the siding and the
passenger train came round the curve
before the switch could be thrown
back. The engines were demolished.
Estranged Child Wins Suit.
Laporte, Oct. 22. Though it was
proven by the defense during the trial
that she had never spoken to her fa
ther in her life, Mrs. Maude L. Spadl
of this city was awarded the estate
of her father, Hiram Bement, by a
jury in the St. Joseph county circuit
court. The plaintiff alleged that un
due influence had been brought to
bear on her father by nieces and
nephews with whom he had made his
home. Mrs. Spadi was taken away
from her father when one year old, go
ing with the mother at the separation
of the couple. The estate is worth
Washington Is Very Fond of Eagles and Lions
WASHINGTON is tremendously fond
of eagles and lions, both alive and
5n effigy. The eagles may be found
perched on flagstaffs, fence posts and
oificial doors and on the maces of the
;liouse and the senate. No lamppost is
truly complete unless surmounted by a
Sbronze eagle. Note the great array
of them In the avenue of the presi
dents, commonly called Sixteenth
As for the lions, four in bronze
frighten you as you try to gaze upon
(the spot where some day a great
statue of General Grant will stand.
They are grand animals from the point
of view of fine art. Congressman Me
tall almost bows to them.
' They also guard that great deposit
ory of fine arts, the main door of the
Corcoran Art gallery. However, they
seem asleep.
Finest Mosque in Tangier.
and they live up to the proverb. One
merchant we saw in a sandy store
was lying sound asleep, covered with
flies, his dirty feet stuck in a box
of dates.
No visitor to Tangier should miss
seeing the "Soho" or market place,
especially on a Thursday, as that is
the busiest day of the week. Long
caravans of camels bring in the arti
cles of trade from the interior, while
donkeys and mules bring the products
of the gardens and orchards. Pass
ing through the main gate your ear
is greeted with a loud "Balak! Ba
lak!" which is Arabic for "look out,"
and a dusky Moor rushes past you with
a shoulder of beef on his back. Roost
ers crowing, ducks quacking, chickens
cackling, announce the poultry market
at hand, where with much gibberish
and noise they conduct their business.
Next you pass into a large open space
where all around on the ground are
heaps of all kinds of fruit water
melons and pomegranates, oranges
and grapes, prickly pears and peaches
and many other kinds, for Morocco
is a fruitful country. Moorish women,
with great broad sun-bonnets, attend
to the fruit and keep the flies off.
Nearby is the charcoal burner wrho
has brought his load in from far out
in the country. Here is an old woman
sitting beside a bundle of sticks which
she has probably carried on her back
for five or six miles. Many of the
Moorish women have a hard time of
it. I have seen a mother, with a baby
slung across her breast, trudging
along the road with a great load of
sticks on her back, which she was
taking to the market to sell, to keep
his lordship, her husband, in plenty.
Hanfoid. Cal. Sixten hundred tons
of alfalfa hay, bailed and stacked in
a pile 200 feet long and 30 feet high,
have been sold by Nis Hansen, a
rancher at Corcoran, Kings county,
for $21,000. The stack is said to be
the largest in the United States, and
will be augmented by several hundred
tons now being bailed.
The entire output was grown in the
1,200 acre Hansen ranch in one cut
ing, and Hansen has about 2,000 tons
yet to be stacked.
The hay brought $13.25 a ton, was
sold for winter delivery and will be
shipped by the Los Angeles buyers to
the big markets.
Girl KHIed In Auto Upset.
Merom, Oct. 22. Rosa Welsch, ten
years old, was killed and four others
seriously injured when the automobile
bearing Morris Welsch and family of
Fairbanks skidded and turned upside
down on Merom Bluff Hill. Mr. and
Mrs. Welsch and another child were
rendered unconscious and Mrs. John
son was seriously injured. Mr. John
son, who was with the party, declared
he was afraid to ride down the hill
and was walking some distance be
hind the car when it turned.
Gary. All Gary helped to mk
memorable the public funeral for
"Billy0 Rugh, the newsboy hero who
sacrificed a leg and his life that a
young woman might live.
Not only civic bodies and fraternal
societies followed Uig cortege, but
every department of tho steel mills
was closed as far as possible so that
the employes who have bought paper
from the sunny-faced newsboy at th
corner might attend.
It is planned that the memory of
Billy Rugh shall last as long as the
city of Gary. Mayor T. E. Knotts has.
issued two proclamations, one calling
for subscriptions to tho Rugh memor
ial fund, and the other asking the
citizens to attend the funeral.
The funeral was held from the Hoo
ver undertaking parlors. Then at the
Methodist church Rev. Dr. J. M. Avan
preached the service.
Washington.Tlie boiler at tho
plant of the Mutual Mining com
pany, south of Cannelburg, let go. and
as a result Hubert Haag, engineer, is
dying at his home. The boiler had
been giving some trouble of late, and
the mine had been shut down for re
pairs. After these had been made the
fires were started and within a few
moments the explosion occurred.
Haag was knocked about twenty feet
and is suffering from many fractures
about the head as well as internal in
juries. The mine buildings were
practically demolished.
Laporte. It was found that the
loss of Stephen Dolato, whoso
general store at Qtis was robbed, will
amount to about one thousand dollars.
The thieves carried away the safe on
a hand car. Besides the cash, which
Was in the strong box, there were
notes aggregating more than nine
hundred dollars. Some of these were
considered no good, but many others
were worth face value. Bloodhounds,
traced the men to New Durham, where
it was found that they boarded an
early morning train. There were two
of them and the Chicago police havo
been notified to watch for them.
Indianapolis. Three men charged
with the murder of John and
Charles McQuaid were arrested at
Vernon and rushed to this city by au
tomobile, as the sheriff of Jennings
county feared the jail would not with
stand an attack by a mob which had
been planned, according to rumors
which had reached the official. The
men in custody are J. H. Clarke,
James Tyler and Henry Romine.
Shelbyville. Rosamond Sandefur,
threo years old, was pulled un
conscious from a barrel of rainwa
ter by her mother, Mrs. Ora Sandefur
of Smithland. The mother came just
in time to save the child's life. The
little one and some other small chil
dren were standing on a chair and
throwing dirt into the barrel when the
accident happened.
Anderson. W. H Kellison, alias
Chuck Walker, a negro, whose
residence is unknown, was arrested
at the bank of the Anderson Trust
company and charged with an attempt
to pass a worthless check drawn on
the Commercial Savings bank of
Bellefontaine, O., for $610. The
check was pronounced bogus by the
Bellefontaine bank.
Nine Out of Every 100,000 Chicagoans
Slain In New York It's
New York. Seven out of about
every 100,000 New Yorkers are mur
dered, according to figures gathered
by an insurance journal here.
The rate of homicides per 100,000 of
population for other cities is as fol
Chicago, 9.1; Washington, 9.1; San
Francisco, 10.4; St. Louis, 15.5; Nash
ville, 35.2; Savannah, Ga., 37.8;
Charleston, S. C, 42.3; Memphis,
Tenn., 63.4.
In England and Wales in 1909, with
a population of 35,756.000, the percent
age of homicides was only 0.8.
Takes Parent in Biplane.
Fort Wayne, Oct. 22. Arthur Smith,
a Fort Wayne youth, who has driven a
Curtiss biplane during the summer
months, closed hfs season here, Intro
ducing a new thriller when he took
his father with him to an altitude of
more than 1,000 feet He carried a
newspaper photographer in the air
for fifteen minutes while pictures were
taken of the crowds below. Smith
had promised his mother a ride in
his airship, but at the last minute she
refused to take the risk.
Then one cannot enter or leave the
great Connecticut bridge without tho
assent of the huge lions In stone
there. They bid you welcome and
speed you away. The Sixteenth street
bridge Is guarded In the same way.
Some owners of private residences
havo taken the cuo to guard them
selves in this manner, huge lions ar
resting attention before viilton may
enter the portal. ...
Has Transparent Back.
Fayette City, Pa. A baby girl with
a transparent back, born to Mrs. Hen
ry L. Hobots, in Alienport, last week,
is exciting the interest of physicians.
By placing the child on its stomach
the movement of the lungs and the
pulsations of tho heart may bo ob
served. The baby apparently Is in good
health and is perfectly normal except
for the open-faco back.
Joke Returns Thief to Cell.
Philadelphia, Pa. Because George
Wflson loves a good joke he is back
in Tombs prison at New York, where
he was serving a term for burglary
when he escaped more than a week
Ho locked a keeper in his own cell
and walked to. freedom. Arriving
here, he called on two young women
in the evening, then, returned at 3
o'clock in the morning and robbed
their home.
He was arrested when he went to
the house at breakfast time and tiied
to comfort them in their loss.
Police Arrest Auto Tester.
Anderson, Oct. 22. Elmer Lacer, an
Indianapolis automobile tester, evi
j dently had not heard that the lid is
cn here so far as speeding Is con
cerned, as he passed through the prin
cipal streets at sixty-five miles an
hour, according to the speedometer on
the police motorcycle, driven by Offi
cer Meyer. Lacer furnished bond for
his appearance in court.
Sixtieth Anniversary Is Celebrated.
Mulberry, Oct 22. Israel Smith
and his wife Lucinda, near Clapper,
celebrated the sixtieth anniversary of
their- marriage, which occurred in Tip:
pecanoe county, Rev. O. Brown, a Lu
theran minister, officiating. The home
of Mr. and Mrs. Smith, until their re
tirement and coming here to reside in
1882, was on a farm two miles west of
Tries Ten Times to Kill Self.
Newark, N. J. Miss Emily B. Sher
man is in the hospital here suffer
ing from self-inflicted injuries in her
tenth attempt to commit suicide.
Auto Fractures Lad's Skuil.
Fort Wayne, Oct. 22. An eight-yaar-ald
son of Henry Eberswin is dying at
A local hospital from a fractured skull,
sustained when he was struck by an
automobile driven by E. K. Allen, a
real estate broker, just as he was
Jumping from a street car. The acci
dent was apparently unavoidable and
alien wax not heli by tht poiict.
Terre Haute. Joseph Fetters,
known as "the Taylorsvllle slug
ger," who Is alleged to have driven
people from the registration booths,
has been indicted for assault with in- -tent
to kill James C. Leasure. Tho
latter had started mandamus proceed
ings to have his name placed on the
registration list.
Wabash. Charles Hayden of this
city, engineer on the Big Four,
received a letter from Joseph R. Noel,
president of the Northwest State bank
of Chicago, inclosing a check Tor $50
for his timely action in stopping hi
train when the Noel auto engine
went "dead" on a crossing near Niles,
Mich., just In front or a passenger
train, September 22. 1
Darlington. Darlington's $30,000
high Echool building was gutted
by fire shortly. Tho pupils were
called for the fire drill as soon as
the flames were discovered near the
roof and all gotten out safely, though
they lost their books and wraps. It
is supposed a defective flue was the
cause. The loss is about $12,000.
Elkhart Mrs. David Willis, an
invalid, aged fifty, was accident
ally burned to death near Alma, Mich.,
during her husband's absence from
their home.
Fort Wayne. Jacob D. Leighty of
St Joe, DeKalb county, former mem
ber of congress fro(m this district, died
unexpectedly in a hospital In this city.
South Bend. Four men were
hurt, one probably fatally, when,
the cable broke and an elevator
dropped fifty feet In the plant of th
South Bend Perfection Biscuit com
pany. Nearly threo thousand pounds
of dough fell on the men when the
elevator reached tho bottom. Morris
Slmcox, age seventeen, who was run
ning the elevator, was Internally In
jured and is not expected to live. Law
rence Welborn, Frank Kollar and Jo
seph Graft received serious cuts mät

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