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AT WAR DOWN SOUTH
OVER 2000 MEN KILLED IN BAT TLE AT PLATANAR. Salvadorean Troops Defeated Guate malan Army—Honduras Is Making Common Cause with Salvador— Un cle Sam to Help Settle Dispute— General Rigalado Killed by Scouts. San Salvador, July 16.—Saturday night the Salvadorean army again at tacked the Guatemalan forces at Plat anar and obtained a victory over them, the Guatemalans suffering a loss of 2000 men in killed, wounded and prisoners. The Guatemalan army, which invad ed Honduras by way of Santa Fe, was repulsed by the Honduran army. Hon duras is making common cause with Salvador. President Bonilla of Honduras says: "Honduras has not declared war. Guatemala invaded the territory of Honduras without previous declara tions." Mediation Will Be Accepted. Both Guatemala and Salvador have accepted the tender of the good offi ces of the United States government, looking to a settlement of their differ ences. Honduras Is Forced Into It. The fact that Honduras has been drawn into the Central American con flict complicates the situation there President Bonilla of Honduras may be compelled by President Zelaya of Nic aragua and President Escalon of Sal vador, both of whom are said to be enemies of President Estrada Cabrera of Guatemala, to take sides with them It is now known that General Re galado of Salvador lost his life in s scouting expedition. He was in com mand of his army on the border of Guatemala, when he resolved to ex plore within the border of Guatemala He started out accompanied only by the adjutant and a small escort, when he came unexpectedly upon a large body of Guatemalan regulars, who overwhelmed his force. Regalado and his escort sold their lives dearly, mak ing a heroic fight and killing many of their foes, but they were extermina ted. No quarter was asked. The consul general of Mexico Tegucigalpa, capital of Honduras reports officially that in spite of the strict neutrality heretofore maintain ed by the Honduras government, the territory of that country was invaded by Guatemalan troops when a conflict occurred. This invasion was an act of war. Honduras has more than 50,000 mi litia, mostly well armed, and will prove a valuable ally of Salvador and the revolutionists. It is not believed in Central Amer ica that the United States will at tempt by moral suasion to bring about peace. The Guatemalan revolutionists say they will accept any president fc that country that may be jointly agreed upon by President Diaz and President Roosevelt Guatemala Protects Border. The Guatemalan government is en deavoring in good t faith to protect it southern border. General Barillas who is admitted to be the chief of the revolution, is still in this city. There is great interest in the wa here and the public sympathy is with Salvador, who is Mexico's friend and ally in Central America, and with Honduras. Salvador has received an important loan and is in a position to make long campaign. MORE MONEY FOR IRRIGATION Northwest Gets Greater Amount Than Expected. The secretary of the interior has in creased the appropriation heretofore made from the land reclamation fund for six of the most important irriga tion 1 rejects as follows: K'umath, Oregon, from $1,000,000 to $2,00(i.C00; Hondo. New Meximo, from £240000 to $336.000; Minidoka, Idaho from $1,300,000 to $1,550,000; Truckee Carson, Nevada, from $3,000,000 to $3 700.C00; Payette, Idaho, from $L 000 to $1,490,000; Lower Yellowstone Mortana, from $1,900,000 to $2,700,000 The increases were made because of the advance in the price of labor and building material FOUGHT FIERCE DUEL. Two Frenchmen Scrap Over Dreyfus Trial. The scene of tumultous disorder which marked the enactment of the law restoring Alfred Dreyfus to the army was followed by a bloody duel, iin which Under Secretary of Scate Sarraut was dangerously wounded by the sword of M. Pugliesi-Conti. The duel assumed the aspect of a veritable combat between the government and the opposition, as M. Sarraut's sec onds were Ministers Clemenceau and Thomson, while M. Pugliesi-Conti's seconds, Millevoye and General Jacquet, were drawn from the ele ments which bitterly resist the gov ernment's rehabilitation of Dreyfus. Carl Gilg Fatally Shot. L. D. Bolton, a real estate man, shot and killed Carl Gilg, a well known rancher, at Clayton. N. M. Bolton had had trouble with a young man named Hobson. Gilg interfered and was shot dead. Bolton was arrested and taken to Trinidad. KILLED HER BROTHER. Esther Mitchell Shot Him in Depot at Seattle. Esther Mitchell shot aud instantly killed her brother, George Mitchell, at Seattle last Thursday afternoon in the waiting room of the Union depot. The shot was fired just as Mitchell rose to take the evening train for Oregon. The brother, who was acuitted only the Tuesday before of slaying Franz Ed mund Creffielc 1 , the leader of the "holy ro lers," dropped in his his tracks. Esther Mitchell was at once arrested. The Mitchells, George, Perry and Fred, were sitting with Esther on a bench in the big waiting room, talking together and apparently on the best of terms. When the Oregon train was announced, George Mitchell rose and started forward. His sister stepped to his side and,pressing the revolver close to his head, pulled the trigger before anyone had realized what was happen ing. Esther Mithcell is the sister to avenge whose alleged ill treatment George shot Creffield. She has refused to have any thing to do with her brother since the shooting. Thursday was the first time time they have been seen together on good terms. Esther Mitchell made the following statement: Mrs. Creffield and I talked over the matter of killing George. The one that had the best chance was to do it. Mrs. Creffield bought the gun. We were at the room about 4 o'clock during the afternoon and I thought that I would have a better chance to do it than Mrs. Creffield gave me the gun and I was to do it. We agreed that it was to be done as soon as posssible. Mrs Creffield had been out once or twice looking for George and ifjshe had got the chance she would have done it and I would have done the same. The first that got a chance was to do it. I wolud have done it before if I had got a chance. " Esterh Mitchell is the 18 year old girl for whom her brother George shed the blood of Franz Edmund Creffield, when he shot down the leader of the so called"holy rollers" in Seattle, May 7. It was because of her alleged ruin by the fanatical leader that Mitchell too a life and risked his own, aDd the cold blooded murder of George Mitchel is his reward. DO WI E AND VOLIVA TALK. Rivals in Zion City Both Address the People. Chicago, July 15.—John Alexander Dowie sat in the conservatory at Shi loh house Sunday and preached to those who would listen, while his young rival, Wilbur Glen Voliva, ad dressed a congregation of several thousand in the tabernacle. The decision of Judge Landis as to the property rights in Zion City is ex pected this week. Both sides are sure of a decision in their favor. Seven Children Drown. Cedar Rapids, Iowa.—Eight children at a picnic on a river bimk only three blocks from home went wading. The smallest one slipped into a deep hole in the river and in trying to rescue her seven others were drowned. The dead: Lucile Sweeding,aged 7; Hazel Svveed ing, 14; Gladys Sweediug, TO; Josie Sweeding, 12; Ruth Coyle. 9, Souix City;|Cora Coyle, 9, Souix City; Clara Usher, J6. Ruth Klersey, the only survivor,said they were wading when Lucille Sweed ing slipped off a shelf on the river bot tom into a deep hole. Hazel Sweeding rushed after her, slipped into a hole, then the next girl rushed after her aud so they kept trying to save each other untill all except Ruth Klersey had drowned. She then rail home and gave the alarm. Four of the bodies were quickly removed from the water, but it was too late to resuscitate them. All the bodies have been recovered. '•THE GIRL 1 LEFT BEHIND ME." Douglas Company to Present Military Drama This Week. Belasco & Fyles' military drama, "The Girl 1 Left Behind Me," is the offering of the Byron Douglas com pany at the Columbia theater, corner Howard and First streets, Spokane, this week. The locale of the play is a'b western frontier army post in com mand of General Kennion. An Indian uprising is threatened, and a scouting party is sent out to watch the Reds. In the party are Lieutenants Parlow and Hawkesworth. The former is the affianced husband of Kate Kennion, daughter of the commander. He proves a coward on the expedition, but on the return of the comand to the fort he shifts the blame to the shoulders of Lieutenant Hawkesworth, who, to prove his bravery, is sent on a danger ous expedition to bring relief to the fort. During a post ball on the following night the Indians surround the fort, and are to attack at daybreak. The gairison is outnumbered and General Kennion is about to shoot his daughter to prevent her capture by the savages when a bugle call is heard and rein forcements come to the aid of the be sieged garrison. Byron Douglas will have the role of Lieutenant Hawkes worth, Miss Henriette Browne will ap pear as Kate Kennion. The part of Lieutenant Parlow will be taken by Thomas Clark, a new addition to the company, and W. J. Montgomery will appear as Scar Brow, an educated In dian. Popular prices prevail. Blanche Ring is to star next season under the Dillingham management, using Lulu Glaser's late vehicle. "Miss'of Dolly Dollars." It is now announced that Forbes . Robertson and Gertrude Elliott will 1 tour America next season in George Bernard Shaw's ' Caesar and Cleo patra." BESTRCTIVE STORMS 1 CHICAGO AND DENVER. I MANY KILLED AND INJURED IN, I ! I ^ Bolt Struck Tree Where Persons Had as Taken to Shelter—Buildings Were Set on Fire and Lightning Struck Cable of Telephone Company—Boy Killed and Lady Dead in Storm. One person was killed and four oth ers seriously burned by lightning Sun day while seeking shelter from a rain storm under a tree at Iowa street and the Lake Shore drive. Chicago. The injured: William Haupers, George Homan, Charles Steeling, Jo seph Steeling. Several buildings were struck by j j j ; "I ! I „„ lightning and set on hie, the most sc-j riously damaged being the residence of Archbishop James E. Quigley, at 623 North State street, which sustain ed a loss of about $10.000. The bolt of lightning is thought to have struck a cable of the telephone company, as nearly every telephone bell on the north exchange was rung. In a Denver Storm. During a downpour of rain at Den ver Colorado, Charles Hollingshead, Jr., aged 10, was killed by lightning, and Miss Eliza Hann. agetî 34, died of heart failure, due to overexertion in running through the storm to her home. Both deaths were reported to the coroner today. Young Hollings head was returning home, when light ning struck a telegraph pole near where the boy was walking and tin flooded sidewalk communicated the deadly fluid to his body. OUR DIPLOMATS ARE BUSY MEN. In Efforts to Establish Peace in War ring Central America. Panama. July 15.—United States Ministers Combs, at Guatemala City, and Merry, at San Salvador, have ap proached respectively Presidents Ca brera and Escalon in an endeavor to reestablish peace between Guatemala and Salvador. President Cabrera in formed Mr. Combs that he is willing to enter into negotiations for peace, provided the United States govern ment will guarantee that further hos tilities against Guatemala will cease. Assistant Secretary of State Bacon on Saturday, cabled instructions to Messrs. Combs and Merry to renew their efforts to establish a permanent peace between Guatemala and Salva dor. Nicaragua to Remain Neutral. The Associated Press has received the following statement from Presi dent Zalaya of Nicaragua: "Nicaragua is, has been and will re main neutral." Guatemala, with a strong army, has invaded Honduras and Salvador, and T battles are being fought in both conn tries. Guatemalan troops are clng in Honduras. advan SHELTER FOR THE HOMELESS. Permanent Homes to Be Built at San Francisco. A corporation composed of the mem bers of the finance committee, to gether with Governor Pardee and Mayor Schmitz, having at its command $3.750,000 of the relief fund, will im mediately proceed to erect permanent houses for the shelter of the San Fran cisco homeless. This course was de- , eided on in a set of resolutions adopt ed at a meeting of the committee. The; step is the first taken to provide shel ter that has been made in the 90 days since the disaster. KILLED AT GRADE CROSSING. Three Dead When Manhattan Beach Express Strikes. Three persons were killed Sunday in a grade crossing accident on the Long Island Railroad company's Man a'b at t an beach line in New York. The dead: Samuel Meanly, aged 37. hotel keeper of Brooklyn; Samuel Meanly. Jr., his four-year-old son: Annie Mean ly, his five-year-old daughter. Mail Under Ground. Chicago The underground system for the transportation of mail in Chicago was inaugurated Monday, when the tunnel connection between the postoffice and j the LaSalle street station was put in operation. All the tunnels are part of the system of tunnels which under lie the city's streets and which aggre gate nearly 75 miles of underground electric lines for the transportation of freight. Will Go to Rome. David Lubin of Stockton Cal., was appointed the other day a member ot I lie permanent committee of the inter national institute of agriculture, with headquarters at Rome, Italy. Eugene G. Uaske'i of Detroit was appointed by t ,S a member O. , President Roosevelt as tiie international waterways commis sion to succeel George W. Smer de - ceased. Tax Collector Shoots Himself. To avoid the disgrace of arrest on the charge of defalcation, Albert O'Brien, tax collector of the borough Totowa, N. J., shot and killed him | self while officers were approaching his house. O'Brien's shortage approx imated $4000. -- j A Russion woman may not enter a university unless she is married. ' 1 1 ROOSEVELT'S BIGGEST BEAR. Hovr «he President Risked His Life to Get a l.arjçe Grlssty. I It was when ranching that his stead lne88 t wlth K n ln the face of a I charging bear was proved, says Me ! Clure's Magazine. It was then that he I got his biggest grizzly, whose sklu Is ^ now prized as one of Ills best trophies as well as a souvenir q*' a very excit ing incident in his life. He was camp ing alone in the foothillj of the Rock had wandered off with bis rifle in search of game. Coming sud denly on a huge grizzly he wounded it, ies, and and the bear retreated to cover in a j near-by thicket. As Roosevelt was en deavoring to locate the quarry from j the open the bear suddenly appeared. He fired, but the bullet did not stop the rush of the maddened animal, j Blowing bloody foam from Ills mouth, the bear charged straight at Roosevelt. ; "I waited until lie came to a fallen ! tree," wrote the hunter, "raking him I as he topped It with a ball which en tered his chest and went through the cavity of his body, but he neither swerved nor flinched, nnd at the mo ment I did not know that I had struck him. lie came steadily on, and ln an other second was almost upon me. I fired for bis forehead, but my bullet went low, entering his open mouth, smashing his lower jaw and going into his neck. I leaped to one side almost as I pulled the trigger, nnd through the hanging smoke the first thing I saw was Ills paw as he made a vicious side blow at me. The rush of his charge carried him past As he struck he lurched forward, leaving a pool of bright blood where his muzzle hit the ground ; but he recovered himself and made two or three Jumps onward, while T hurriedly jammed a couple of cart ridges Into the magazine—my rifle holding only four, nil of which I had fired. Then he tried to pull up. hut as he did so his muscles seemed sud denly to give way, his head dropped and he rolled over and over like a shot rnbblt Each of my three bullets had a Inflicted n mortal wound." The President has well earned the distinction of being a successful hunter He has killed every kind of North American big game. And yet there Is far more discussion of the habits nnd characteristics of wild animals ln writ ings than there Is record of the killing of game. j On just one occasion when living ln the west was Roosevelt hi danger of serious molestation. He was threatened when that physical vigor for which he had striven had come ln full meas ure. A big brawler, mistaking him for a tenderfoot, cursed him roundly, and. pointing two revolvers at him, ordered him to buy the drinks. Roosevelt, per fectly composed, made as If to comply with the request. But as he got within reach of his tormentor, with a rush born of Ids cleverness in boxing, he delivered a blow on the man's Jaw that stretched him full lengtn on the floor Meantime, the pistols had gone off Ihe bullets penetrating the ceiling nnd doing no harm to anybody. When the brawler opened his eyes he was ready j to surrender Ills guns and to cry for quarter. Wherefore, be It said that true to his laterday preaenment, Rooso velt, was never spoiling for a fight, but would not suffer an insult. A man sf his type Is not often insulted. Fact» A boot Krie Canal. Some taxpayers still associate, the Erie canal with a mule. These erring citizens forget the steam consort, says Leslie's Weekly. It was by steam consort standard, upon which the people of New York State two years a g G based their vote sanctioning the expenditure of $101,000,00 for an lin p rove d Erie canal, a practically new canal, known officially ns the Erie 100 Ton Barge canal. hence> that the new Erie canal, when What does $101,000.000 mean? It means that the now Erie canal Is to be the most costly artificial waterway In the world. It means that the Erio canal is to cost $1,000,000 more than the one at Suez. It means that the Erie canal is to cost twenty five times ns much as the Soo—-the greatest ship canal on earth in point of tonnage. It means that the Erie canal is to cost more than the Manchester ship canal, which cost a trifle of $75,000,000. It means that the new Erie 1,000-Ton Barge canal Is to cost even more than the world's most colossal engineering feat—the Panama canal. It means that $52,000,000 spent in the past and $9,000,000 spent ln the last decade must be added to the $101,000,000, and finished ln 1913, will have cost, old and new, a matter of $101,000,000, or some $11,000,000 more than the esti mate of the total cost of building Un cle Sam's Panama canal. Fg;fgra Contain a Polnon. Paragraphs have been extensively published ln the dally papers dealing with the researches of M. Lotsel, of Paris, on the recurrence of poisonous principles ln eggs. It seems that the yolk of the eggs of hens, ducks and tortoises contain a poison which, If In t jected into the veins or otherwise In , intr, (hi. nnimnl hndv causes oculated Into the animal body, causes death from its effects on the nervous system. The white of the tortoise's egg also contains a toxic substance. Why eggs are not poisonous as ordi narily used or even when eaten raw ' may be explained on the ground that the action of digestion alters the com position of the egg or at least modifies It so that 111 effects are avoided. In deed, It Is easy to show that certain foods at a particular stage of digestion 1 ijre "poisons." It Is the action of the jlver on such foods which robo them their power to do harm. N1GR01S TOLD TO GO OVIR 150 PUT ON A TRAIN AT TAKE CHARLES, H. Put on Same Train with Body of Ne a gro Murderer, White Folks of the i Town Invade Negro Quarters and Forced All of Them, Some Half Dressed, to Take to the Tran. Pa , ace of the Pope Said to Be in Sad New Orleans. July 17.—The work of a remarkable city housecleaning party which placed 150 negro men and wom en, on board a passenger train at Lake Charles, La., and shipped them out of the town and parish is told in the dis patches to this place. They were placed on the same train with the body of a negro who last week shot and killed the city marshal of Kön nings, La., and who subsequently died in jail at Lake Charles from wounds received while attempting to avoid ar rest. Shift ly bdfore midnight the negro tenderloin, known as the "Hole in the Wall," was invaded by several hundred white men, including some j members of the state militia on their way to the United States encampment. 1 The dispatch says: "House after house was visited and the inmates not even being given time I to dress, were taken out and turned over to a guard. The motley group was marched under guard of pistols to a water tank about a mile from town, a passenger train was stopped and the negroes put aboard and their fare paid as fair as the parish line, mem bers of the guard riding that far witn them. Some of the negro women were shipped away in their night dresses." VATICAN IS FALLING APART. Case of Decay. It has long been known that some parts of the Vatican are unsafe, but it lias just been discovered that the pal ace is practically falling to pieces. Even the corner where the popes apartments ar erahle strengthening, and the pontiff j is moving out. The walls, which are j 1 ! j I situated needs eonsid- j cracked, bulging and leaning outward, will be temporarily strengthened im mediately. To make the whole build ing safe will require more than one hundred thousand dollars. Fatal Row at a Big Picnic. Oakland, Gal.. July 16.—William B. Francisco, was shot and instantly kill ed Sunday evening during a tight with two special officers al a butcher's pic nic at Shbllmound park. A brother of the dead man was wounded during the fight. L. H. Baldwin of San Fran cisco and George Starr of Oakland, two special officers who did the shoot ing, are in the county jail charged with murder. For Hu' fivsl time since h< in the Tombs prison, cliarg murder of Stanford White tect. Harry Kendall Thaw, Pittsburg millionaire, attei service Sunday in I lie prist Thaw Goes to Church. <1 with tin the arelii ilio youm ded diviiu a chapel. Bryan to See Historic Spots. William J. Bryan is visiting Oxford, Stratford on Avon. Edinburgh. Glas gow, Belfast., Cork and Dublin. He will return to London July 23, when he will go to Hawarden. b is been i SPOKANE Wholesale Product Prices. Vegetables—Potatoes, 60c cwt; cab bage, $2.50 cwt.; lettuce, 20c lb; rhu barb, $1.00 crate; onions, 30c doz., spinach, 75c crate; Walla Walla as paragus, 8c lb; radishes, 30c; toma toes, $3@4 crate; strawberries, $2.50 @3.50; cherries, $L75@2_; Walla Wat la peas, 5c lb; gooseberries, $1.75(0)2 crate; beets, 30c doz; new potatoes, $2.25 cwt;.; California red onions, 2; carrots, 30c doz. Oranges—$4.0U@4.50 box; lemons, fancy, $4.75@5 case; dried figs, 75® 80c; 10 lb box; figs in bulk, 6c lb; black figs, 10 lh package, 80c; Fard dates, 8®9c lb; golden dates, 7@8c lh ; cranberries, $15 bbl, $5 crate; ba nanas, $email@example.com bunch. Flour—Local, $4®4.75 bbl; Minne sota, $5.75®6 bbl. Butter and Eggs—Fresh ranch eggs, current receipts, $6.50 case; fresh ranch, selected, $6.50 case; best cream ery butter, 22c lb; cheese, twins, 15c lb; local ranch butter, 21c lb; Califor nia butter, 22c lb. Honey—$3.25®)3.50; strained honey, 8c lb. Sugar—Granulated cane sugar, $5.55 per 100 lbs; beet sugar, $5.a5 per 100 lbs. Coffee — Common package goods $16.25 per 100 lbs. Seed—Alfalfa, $14 cwt; red clover, $16.50 cwt; Kentucky bluegrass, $12.50 cwt; timothy, $5 cwt; opion sets, 8c lb; white clover, 17c. Wholesale Feed Prices. Bran, $16 ton; bran and shorts, $16 ® 18 ton; white shorts, $21 ton; corn $1.35 cwt; cracked corn, $1.45 cwt; timothy hay, $20@22 ton; alfalfa, $15 Ion; rolled barley, $1.30 cwt; whole oats, $1.60 cwt; chopped oats, $1.65 cwt; wheat, $1.20 cwt; red shorts, $18 Wholesale Meat Prices. Beef—Steers, dressed, 7@8c lb; cows, dressed, 5@7%c lb; mutton dressed, 10@12 1 / 4c lb; pork, 8I4@9c lb; bams, 13%c lb; bacon, 14c lb; lard 10®llc lb; dry salt extras, 10!4@llc lh; dry salt hacks, 1114c lb; veal, fan ley, small, 714c; veal, fancy, large, 3® ' be lb. MÏÏ M The critics keep telling us this Is not a literary age ; but just take a glimpse of the literature the publishers give u 9 ln the holiday season! Millions in It for somebody. And now authors are coining to the front every day in the week. j 1 I True poetry Is something awful, mys terious, as beautiful and terrible as tin lightning's leap in the collied heaven, charming the eye with dread and rou lug the soul to a quick sense of the Power behind the mechanism of nature —Michael Monahan in Papyrus Maga zinc. ! Felix Adler says that it would be j much better If tlie people who have reached the top notch of society would set the fashions in literature instead of In clothes. He limits the possibilities, however, by insisting that it would have to be done intelligently.—Balti more American. Colonel Samuel Adams Drake, the well-known author and historian, has recently died at Keunehuukport, Me. He was the author of twenty-three books, mostly relating to historic events in New England and the middle west, and was considered an authority on United States history. Louise Collier VYillcox, furnishing a comment on Mrs. Edith Wharton's lit erary achievements to the Outlook an nual book number, gives more of a biographical sketch than 1ms often ap peared ln print. Mrs. Willoox says: "Born in New York in 1802, Mrs. Whar ton was the granddaughter of Gen. Ebenezer Stevens, of Revolutionary fame, and, coming of distinguished par entage In afllueut circumstances, all that careful instruction, travel, and cultivated surroundings could add to her genius were ready to hand. As one may easily surmise from the stories, much of her life has been spent in Italy, and the bloom of an easy familiarity with great painting and architecture Is everywhere dis j t . erll (bi e U p 0U )p 0 work. Like so many people who attain to individual excel lence, she was spared the leveling pro cess of regular schooling, and was taught by private tutors here ami abroad. A very early familiarity with French, German, and Italian gave her the basis for wide reading, und when she came upon Goethe she was more prepared than the average to take to heart his counsels and perfection and reach after a high and effective culture. At any rate, it is to Goethe above ail other literary Influences that Mrs. Wharton feels indebted. She lias been at all times a diligent reader of stand ard fiction, and her taste Includes George Eliot, the ethical teacher, no less than Flaubert, the craftsman's master. Balzac, Thackeray, Dickens and Meredith she has re-read so fre quently that she contentedly falls in ar far as current fiction i real ' 8 as far as current notion goes. Her interest in biology is great, and in whatever touches upon the history of human thought. In 1 885 she married Edward Wharton, of Boston, and four years later began contributing, in the first instance verse, and later stories to Scribner's Magazine. With the publica tion ol' 'The Greater Inclination,' she became a force to he reckoned with." Of "The House of Mirth." Mrs. Will cox remarks that the environment Is one Mrs. Wharton was particularly suited to draw. CANE-SEAT CHAIRS CONDEMNED. Smoot I»-.Surfi»«»«» "Tourlut" ( hair» Non Deoli* rud .Most Unhealthy. The tourist sleeping car used on the railroad lines beyond Chicago and SL Louis have been spoken of frequently as more sanitary than the upholstered Pullmans, and, therefore, in addition to their cheapness, a desirable point to most of the sick travelers, they were supposed to be cleaner, for the seat* are covered with cane and have no nooks to harbor dust and germs. Phy sicians have strongly denounced the up holstered ears as promoters of the spread of tuberculosis. The railroad people have had some tests made to off set that denunciation with statistics. Dr. Charles B. Dudley, the chief chem ist of the Pennsylvania Railroad, lia* made an investigation of the contents of car upholstery, and has reported to the American Public Health Associa tion. I)r. Dudley shows that prolonged exposure to tuberculosis in the air ia necessary if travelers are to take the disease from this source of infection, lie says that two days of strong light and five days of diffused light will sterilize the germs. This argument cL.es not seem to show that passenger* bound to the West in tourist sleepers witli tuberculosis patients may not run the risk of infection, especially if they are ln delicate health, and prepared to contract the disease. No germs were found from the examinations made of the contents of the cars known to have been occupied by passengers suffering from tuberculosis. In ninety-six exam inations of the air found in such car* only one test showed the presence of the bacillus. To inform himself as to the relative danger of textile fabric* and smooth surfaces, Dr. Dudley mad® experiments with several kinds in each class, and his results go to show that danger from infection from upholstered furniture is much less than from the naked, smooth surfaces. — Brooklyn Eagle. Fish make excellent brain food; evea ishiua stimulates the iuiairimition.