OCR Interpretation


Missouri Valley times. (Missouri Valley, Iowa) 1874-1931, May 11, 1899, Image 1

Image and text provided by State Historical Society of Iowa

Persistent link: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84038335/1899-05-11/ed-1/seq-1/

What is OCR?


Thumbnail for

iA-J. .IHVV'AV.A:..•

Ik
Wednesday, May 10.
Joftn Walker is nick.
W-:-
M.Iirennto is in Council Bluffs on
.tmni^ras.
•I. !$. Dswell was lu Logan on busi
tree* today,
H.,P. McTwIggan is io Lincoln on
biuii^ss today.
W tt. Will* hu charge of Johnson's
-•hoc *-i—-
|tore today.
t, ST. ttflialei
Fndn
the«ttt
1
II. II. Roadifer, of Logan, will act
a* county attorney during the absence
of Johu Traver,
A portion of the Illinois Central's
grade near Dunlap, was destroyed by
last night's cloud burst.
Erie^Jjbhnson and E. Erlckson are
in lingtan Twp., today attending the
Johngfrp-Hehms nuptials.
Mnlllp|. Mason, of Crawford, Neb.,
•rrl ve&i&the city last evening for a
visit #Bff"relatives and friends.
Dr. O. W. Coit was called to Morgan
township today to attend Mrs. Chas.
Gilmore who is quite seriously ill.
J. 8. Wattles and Joe Barrett are
near Sandy Point today, laying out a
few preliminary lines for the new
ditch.
Mr. and Mrs II. F. Rounds, of
Council Bluffs, were in the Valley yes
terday afternoon the guests of Mrs. C.
Burens.
Marshal Coleman served thirty
jyottoss today requesting property
to remove garbage from their
There are millions of the inhabitants
of the Philippine islands who never
knew the dominion of Spain and never
saw a Spaniard.
John Traver and W. H. Hayes, of
Dnnlap, were In the city this afternoon
enrouteto Hot Spriugs, Ark. They
will be gone about a month.
You will add "greatly to the happi
ness of housekeeping by using "Cal
umet Family Soap" in the laundry.
Clarence Goltry is in Omaha on busi
ness today. He leaves tomorrow for
Deadwood, where he has been tender
ed employment in the -railroad ma
chine shops.
Mrs. Anna Green departed this after
noon for Verdigris, Neb. She was
called here several months ago by the
illness of her mother, Mrs. Thomas
Cody deceased.
Ton best a man when he gets the
worst of it. You wor3t him when you
Kst"aud
the best of it. That is to say "to
"to worst" means exactly
the sime thing.
A recruiting agent proposes to start
April 1, on a bicycle tour of New Eng
land to recruit for the regular army
and expects to ride 15,000 miles before
he gets through.
Aady Headburg, who has been work
ing for the F. E. company in Dead
wood for several years, has resigned
tits position with the company, and
will do mechsnical work for a mining
Syndicate In the Black Hills
Two transients were up in Mayor
James court this morning to answer
la charms of drunkeness. One of
tSjjtm Hi* fjr)9 imposed by tbe
SWi tbe OtC will toFPH* HU
time on a bread and water (i?t.
Germany has now on the active list
''in her navy two admirals, three vipe
admirals and fourteen rear admirals.
The total numoer of officers above the
rank of cadet is 784. Twelve royal
personages hold honorary rank.
(Vmiim?* muffs Nonpareil, flth: Rich
ard O "mils, of MValley was
jin the city yesterday. Last t.
mSHlass
is expected home from
Friday morning.
John Bomhtsand Luke Rogers are in
•nbV
•Omaha on business today.
George Muagrave, of Logan, is in
town on business this afternoon.
Mrs Geo Jaco, of Sioux City, was
the guest of frieuds here last night.
"Calumet Family Soap" is the favor
ite In tbousands of houfeholds.
J.U.Lyon.
John S. Mc'Jayren, this afternoon
bought the old Republican plant for
Chas. Warner's residence was con
nected with the Telephone Central
yesterday
II. L. Fry.
,B®
-the Illustrions Order of the Ked
llwss wss conferred on him by Ivan
hoe commandery, Knights Templar.
The most satisfactory soap which
we have carried in 'stock Is "Calumet
Fussily Soap." It in variably pleases
our customers. W. C. Fensler.
A Boston man with a taste for fresh
air i« having constructed at the Cramp
in Philadelphia a floatine
steel, lgQ feet long and 86
fitted up like a summer cot
tage, to accomodate about twenty
air 1* navii
atfgyards
Konseof
feet
«lde,
The east. Greenlanders journey round
to west Greenland to get snuff.(and
will oonsume four years in a single ex
cursion there and back, often, accord
lng to Nan
sen, remaining no longer
-than an hour at the trading station be
fpre taking np their homeward march
At the last, meeting of the Victoria
Hi«tl»nte of London, Mr. Pinches of
tlia llritlsh museum said that some
•M records recently dlncovered in the
mlM of Nineveh told the biblical
atarv of the fall nf man. renresentlnv
the free of life as a vine and the tree
-•f knowledge as a cedar.
Certain Mexican papers comment
bitterly on the reported sale of the
famous iron mountain atDurangoto
C. P. Huntingdon. One says: "Mex
ico is losing her belongings one by one
and is being reduced to the condition
of a mendicant in the presence of the
yankee."
Everywhere now in London peo
ple take music with their meals. Soft
string bands drown conversations at
all the restaurants. Zingari musicians
are to he found at afiernonn tea shops
and even at the public bars one lakes
a "small bitter" to the melody of a
peny in the slot musical box.
The library of congress is already
one of the greatest libraries in the
world. The number of printed volumes
on its shelves is somewhat over 800000,
and is rapidly nearlng the million
mark in 1862 the aggregate of the col
lection was 20,000, and the new build
l»f will afford shelf room for 4 800,500
volumes.
Half Rate to Des Koines,
Via the Northwestern Line. Excur
sion tickets will be sold from stations
in Iowa at one fare for round trip,
May 22 and 23, limited to May 25, ac
count of Prohibition State convention.
Apply to agents Chicago & North
western R'y. m*23
At a recent Liverpool church con
ference one clergyman opposed free
sittings in churches on the ground
"that it places side by side those
whom God has made to differ and de
prives the wealthy of that, deference
and respect which is their divine
right and Is accorded to them in all
the walks of life."
For nearly five hours last uight all
traffic on the Northwestern was sus
pended on account of a wash out
which occurred on the main line a few
miles east of Dunlap. About 7 o'clock
an exceptionally heavy-rain fell, which
resulted in the immediate overflow of
all the small creeks of that vicinity.
About half a mile of track was carried
away.
Twenty Tears Ago.
E. W. Meech is seriously ill.
George Mc Bride left for Wisner last
Monday, lie will engage in business
there.
Wm. Neuliml is confined to bis bed
by the inflammatory rheumatism.
The F. E. & V. will build forty
miles of new road this summer They
will eventually reach the Black Hills.
Bert Meech had his hand quite ser
iously ft ashed while coupling cars last
Monday.
S. Altschuter of the Arm Stern Sc
Altschuler has returned to this city
and will make his future home here.
Chas. Neitszch has gone to Little
Sioux for a couple of weeks' outing.
Many old soldiers now feel the ef
fects of the hard service they endured
during tbe war. Mr Geo. S. Anderson
of Rossville, York county, Penn., who
taw the hardest kind of service at the
front, is now frequently troubled with
rheumatism. "1 had a severe attack
lately," he says, "and procured a bottle
of Chamberlain's Pain Balm: It did
me so much good that I would like to
know what you would charge me for
one dozen bottles." Mr. Anderson
wanted it both for his own use and to
supply it to his friends and neighbors,
as ever^ family should have a bottle
of it in their home, not only for
rheumatism, but lame backs, sprains,
swellings, cuts, bruises and burns, for
which it is unequa'led. For sale by
Elliott & Harvey, Druggists.
To Survey the Low Lands.
News: Tbe board of supervisors at
their meeting this week, issued a com
mission to Civil Engineer J. 8. Wat
tles, to make a general survey of the
low lapds along the west side of the
county, acoording to
seotion 1952, which
provides that on petition of any 100
representative citizens of the county
setting forth that any part of tbe coun
ty is subject to overflow, or is of such a
nature that the public health may be
endangered from the swamps or im
proved by the drainage thereof, such
survey shall be made for the purpose
of ascertaining the best, method and
the cost of draining said lands at the
county's expense.
He will therefore proceed during the
summer to make a general survey of
the lapdg subjeot to overflow in Rag
lan, Taylor. Calhoun, Cincinnati and
St. John, with the above object in
view
The citizens petitioning, have furn
ished an exoellept bond to pay the ex.
penses of this survey in case nothing
comes of it of value to the county.
Besides there is a large sum of mon
ey in the pounly treasury belonging to
the swamp land fund whieh has hith
erto bw»n diverted to other purposes,
"K
4"
available for this purpose.
Incase any J.":""*
relief of these lands, it will be paid for
by the county, and expense thus in
curred will be taxed up pro rata ac
cording to the benefits received to the
adjacent lands.
The News is glad to see this begin
ning made, for it is well known that
some of the most fertile lands in the
county are those now almost useless by
reason of their occasional overflow.
Besides, the general drainage of these
lands will be a heneflt to the whole
sounty. enhancing the value of the low
lands as a place of residence, as a de
sirable field for cultivation. No other
step will so enhance tbe value of our
farm lands as this.
Exceptionally Low Bates to
Sioux Falls, 8.
Via the Northwestern Line. Excur
sion tickets will be sold at greatly re
duced rates, May 26 and 87, limited to
Include May 20, account of meeting
United Commercial Travelers of
America. Apply to agents Chicago A
Northwesterg R'y. pgf
fOI*31 MISSOURI VALLEY, IOWA, THURSDAY, MAY 11. 1899.
Council Proceedings.
May 9, 1899.—Council met in ad
journed session. Officers present:
E James, Mayor.
Harris, City Clerk.
Colemau, City Marshai.
F- TamiBiea, City Solicitor.
Councilmen present:
11 Fisher.
Lyon.
Amen.
W Fensler.
N Warren.
O'Conner.
The council then reselvcd itself into
a board of equalization. and proceeded
to tbe jrork according to prrvious
notice. After concluding the lis*, by
motion the assessors books «trc. bp
proved and council, as board of equali
zation adjourned sine die.
Tbe council then organized as
board of health with all the member*
of the couneU present.
W 0 Fensler moved and-.! Lyon
seconded the motion that Dr. ii
MoGavren be elected city physician
for the ensuln? year. Motion unani
mously adopted. Council then adjourn
ed as a bonrd of health and opeued
again as city council.
Petition of Wm Fisher and others
for the establishment of a certain
road known as the Logan road on 9th
street, was presented and read, and on
motion referred to the-whole council
as a committee to examine and report
on such establishment, or change.
On motion the council ti en adjourn
ed to meat, again Tuesday evening,
May 10, 1899.
D. HARRIS.
City Clerk
Whooping Cough.
I had a little boy who was nearly
d«t44 from an attack of whooping
cough. My neighbors recommenced
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy. I did
not think that any medicine wouh
help him, but after giving him a lew
doses of that remedy I noticed an im
provement, and one bottle cured him
entirely. It is the best cough medi
cine I ever had in the house.—J.
Moore, South Uurgettson, Pa. For sale
by Elliott & Harvey, Druggists.
A parrot escaped from a drug store
in a Georgia village, llew into a
church where the colored brethren
were holding a meeting, perched on
the pulpit holding a meeting, congre
gation, observed in a sharp voice: It's
hot as belli" Some of the brethern
jumped out «f the windows, white
some of the aisle:8 fell fainting
When the New York city directory
appears it will cost 1 cent to look at
the one in the corner drug 8tore The
volume will sell, it is said, at 812.50
but copies will also be supplied free to
druggists who accept with it the auto
matte cover that will open with tbe
insertion of a c-tpper. The profits, of
course, go to the publishers
Prussia's minister of the interior
has put his foot down and forbidden
the Berlin city council to set up
memorial gateway at the cemeten
where are buried the persons who t'eil
in the Berlin street riots in 1848 Th»
reason given is that the monumen'
may be looked upon as a glorification
of revolution.
John J. Sullivan on the Filipinos:
''We'll always have trouble witn the
bunch of heathens 1 hear they are
cannibals, and if they catch a white
man they boil and eat him Will
America stand for that kind of citi
zens Not in a thousand.
Aguinaldo is nothing but a fresh Kid.
and he's making a monkey of him
self and the rest of the Filipinos. The
only way to make peace in the islands
i8 to exterminate the whole push."
A Ore which caused about one hun
dred dollars damage occurred in one
W. W. Seaton's houses on 12'h and
Grant streets, yesterday afternoon
about six o'clock. Owing to the fact
that the fire alarm syBtem was under
going a test at the time the alarm was
turned in, very few paid any attention
to the alarm, but enough of the com
pany responded to handle the hos°.
The flames were confined chiefly to the
second story of the building.
TIME TABLES.
In Effect January 2, 1899.
Chicago & Northwestern.
NO. GOING KAHT.
2
4
0
78
74
7(5
24
S7T
1
4
Black BUli Eipmi
Lincoln Paaa*nger
APCVininodstion
20
34
TIM IS"
C:00 p.
7 :'!7 a. in
7:55fp.
12:30 p.
ni
6
:.rMa
*:.V) a.
6:40|p.
10:30 a.
Oveilmnd Limited
Colorado Special
Chicago Eiprew
Atlantic Express
v'rpll Pauenger
Kapnan City fc 8t. Paul K*...
Hioun City & B. Fan
St. Paul A Kan. City Ex..
Freight
ID
OOlMQ WE8T. TIME
.•05 a.
10:35 p. m.
9 C5 p. m.
8:55a.
Overland Limited
Colorado Hproial
Atlantic EnpreM
Carroll Pawenffer
Kan»aa City Ht. P. Kx
Bioox City ft (!. B. Pauengcr.
Ht. Paul A Kanus City Ex...
Freight
Faat Mail
Fremont, Elkhorn Mis
•our! Valley
NO.
17
71
73
75

15
ID.
7:44 a. m.
W7 p. m.
10:00 p.m
3:35 p. m.
1:50 p. m.
OOINS EAST. TIME
5:25 p.
1020 a.
0:40 a. m.
TJ
NO. GOINO WKMT. T1MK
8
19
28
Black Hilla Kxpreaa
Lincoln Paaaenger
Accommodation
3.-00 p. m.
7:37 a.
7.05 p. m.
Sioux City A Pacific
#0. 1 GQIN0 8QPTB. TIME
Siopx City PfWtPgtr
8t fanl Limited
Sh/K1
8
£8
JSE:
Sit
MO. GOINU fiOh'i'H. i"
T1MK
4ionx lityPatncer
8t Paul Lmite
'at Fanl haengt ,,L
1
21
81
Accommodation
{freight
!*K)5 a.m
•i p.
a.
lOr&Oa.
8.-05 a.
HUH ana. licit gad SO
85 3« °-4
p-
SUBSTITUTE TURTLES.
Inferior Klads Are Heine Supplied
la Place of the Dliwpeirtx
Dlaaoat Back.
With the passing of the diamond
back terrapin from local waters and
ita general scarcity, saye a Cliester
town (Md.) correspondent of the Bal
timore Sun, the business of developing
"sliders" and "red belly" terrapins has
begun In the waters' of Kent county.
These terrapins are now in winter
quarters by the thousands in marshes,
and are in their best condition. The
"slider" often attains extremely large
proportions, weighing as much ae 20
pounds or oTer. TTie "red belly" is
a
smaller species. The larger variety
sometimes sells as high as $2 jo apiece,
though the average price is from 7S
cent» to $1.60. The emaller variety
sell* for from 75 cents to 1^0 per
dozen.
These terrapins bury in the mud
from, three to five feet deep, and ere
found by sounding with a stick and
pulled out with a hook, live female,
before she deposits her eggs. Is most
sought after, as the numerous eggs
add greatly to the richness of the pre
pared dish. The female terrapin de
posits her eggs* ranging from 26 to 80
in number, In. the sandy fields near by
her bedding grounds. She goee out
at sight, makes a hole with her head
laitge enough to hold the eggs and tlien
prooeeds to lay. The eggs are then
covered with sand andpacked, and the
ten-apia eeeks the water before the
sun becomes too hot.
An old trapper states that he bad
known terrapins to be killed by the
sun while maldng their way to the
marsh after laying. The crow ia the
greatest enemy to the ten-spin, hunt
ing up tSieir nests and destroying the
eggs by wholesale. The diamond back
has been almoet entirely superseded by
the "slider" and "red belly."
TOO MANY PENNIES.
lobw DemJfer Haa afoce Thaa lie
Waata or Oa.n.
Vm
la a
Year or Two.
Over in Brooklyn there
Lb
a luipbem
dealer who ha* learned what it is to
have too much of a good thing. He ham
occasional line for penniesi He haa
among hl»
customers a man whoinaked
hand organs for the* uoe of the arts-eft
beggar*. To tW» maker of Italian
street- mualflianrf «upplle« he had rac
cesofully applied on aeveral occasions
for pennies In email amount*. A week
or
no
after the iaet-of these applica
tions the hand organ maker drove up
to the office of the lumber merchant
and with much effort, managed, to haul
into the office
a
nose bag such
aa
horse*
are fed from when attending on the
street. There wag* smile of satisfac
tion on the face ot the organ maker a*
he lifted the bag and plumped it with a
resounding and metallic clang on tihe
desk of the merchant sayn the New
York Times.
"You like the pennies," he »aid, cor
dially, aa he beamed upon the lumber
man. "I have here 2,800 of them. How
you like?" And.be fairly bubbled over
wltfe good nature.
A» it wouldn't do to offend a good
customer, the lumberman took the
peanlee and. passed over billet for them.
But he took good care to let hie cus
tomer know that- he wouldn't need any
more small change for «. yeaitor two,
and that he might find eqsie other
place in whleh to unload tt&aeniUw
of the organ grlndln«dn the fu
MARBLE AND HUD.
Tho Greateat Contrast* Are to Do
Foaad In tho Most Lie
arlaat Cities.
Probably in Constantinople, which
hns been described «s the ''city ol
novels," there is a greater contrast be
tween the public and private building*
than in any other city im the worldi
The streets are narrow, tortuous and
dirty, and even the better class of pri
vate houses are mean in comparison
with those of a similar
cIbjim
In other
countries. On the other hand, the
mosques and palaces aro magnificentln
sire, design, and materials of construc
tion, most of them being of marble,
white or gray. The seraglio is one of
tho most splendid buildings in Europe.
Berlin is a close second in this respect,
boasting the finest streets in Kurope,
(inter den Linden and ita publio build
ings will compare favorably with those
of any other capital, but its slums
and
tenement houses are squalid und filthy
in the extreme. Another city which
is
close in the running Is Lisbon. When
It was rebuilt after the earthquake the
publio buildings were built on a scale
by
no mesne
Justified by the finances
of the country, while the private build
ings had to be erected in accordance
with their owners'means. The contraM
between, them is therefore naturally
very striking.
Oldeat Woaaa la Maaaacliaaelta.
Mrs. Mary Spooner, of Acushnet,
Mass., who has Just celebrated her one
hundred and fifth birth flay, is prob
ably the oldest woman in Mags^ghu?
setts, {the is entitled to thfe unfque aiii
tlnetlott of having lived in three differ
ent towns without having changed her
residence. By alterations in the
boundary lines of the towns the Spoon
er homestead has been first in New Bed
ford, then In falrha-en, apd
jfcHsftnef.
TtCHltm Frmk Pflim
A (w*—"
.„..c»ponuent writes from Lau
sanne that the district of Lavaux, situ
ated between Lausanne valley and Ve
vey, and having a population of 10,000,
is at this moment in the proud position
of being able to boast that in the sev
eral prisons in the district there is not
a
single prisoner. A white flag floats
over every prison in token of this
praiseworthy f«ct, and virtue reigns
supreme in the fanton of Vaud.
HORSE OF THE UNDERTAKER.
Clremaataavea la Whleh It Taltea
oa the BrUkaeaa of tho
Llvtna
The horse of the undertaker, drawing
the black and sober wagon, is common
ly driven, not at a walk, but trot,
though a trot- that is never fast. There
are times, however, when th® hone
seems to take on an ml (led touch of
briskness and animation, In keeping
with its surroundings, ns, for instance)
when it is seen, as sometimesitmay be,
with its black wagon, in the busy, quick
moving throng of vehicles that fill* the
streets in the neighborhood of Broad
way and Thirty-fourth street, at the
theater hour at night, says the New
York 8un.
Here and at this time, in this conatant
weaving of light and motion, of ears
running back and forth on the elevated
road overhead, and moving cara, cable,
trolley and horse, on the streets below,
Intermingled with all aorta of vehiclee,
including carriages of all desciptlons,
coaches, broughams, hansoms, electric
cabs, and so on, everything and every
body seems to be in a hurry or, If not in
a hurry, to be going with a rush, qulck
ly, eagerly, with the anticipation of
pleasure. The cars are crowded as they
rush by, and every carriage is dawn
briskly.
Emerging from the busy traffic may
sometimes be seen an undertaker's
wagon, its black, varnished sides glis
tening In the electric lights, Its silVer
plate shining and its horse going right
along smartly. The wagon is just as
black, just as decorous as ever, and the
driver the same, but it seems asthough
the horse, had caught the spirit of the
throng.
THE MACHETE'S DEADLY CUT.
llett. Lrav, from Havana. Tells
How a Bpaalard'a Body
Waa Severed.
The execution possible with a machete
when wielded by a brawny Cuban
horseman Is told by Lieut. L. Lyng,
assistant, surgeon IT. S. A., who is home
InMinneapolison a furlough from Cuba.
During his Kcrvlce in Cuba Lieut. Lyng,
whose swarthy complexion causes him
to be mistaken for a Cuban officer often
er than for n. native of Norway, which
he Is, collected many photographs and
relics, says the Chicago News.
"While I was in attendance in one of
the operating wards," saW he, "a Span
iard was brought in who hnd been all
but cut In two by a machete. The blow
severed lils left arm just below the
arm
pit, and proceeded thsough the man's
body until It encountered the spine and
breastbone. Few soldiers who fell afoul
of a deft fencer with the machete ever
lived to tell the tale."
Among Lieut. Lyng's collection of
photographs is one of a gigantic heap
of bones of renoncentrados whose bod
ies had been thrown ina pile
on theout
fOdrts of Havana aiul covered with
lime. Another picture shows a pit full
of skeletons, where the work of the
quicklime had been left to vultures.
These were bones of persona whose
bodies were dug lip and moved out of
cemeteries because relatives had been
unnble to keep up the Installment pay
ments on their graves.
DAFFODIL LAND.
A. Hew York ArtlM'a Deacrlptton of
the Charoia of the Blellj
Inland*.
A letter written by aNew York artist
who is painting there gives an enthusi
astic description of the Scilly islands,
which linve, so far, been comparatively
unknown to American tourists. Even
the English have been slow in realizing
the charm of the islands so near their
own shores, but it seems that this
spring many artists have gone to "daf
fodil land," and the winter exhibitions
will probably be flooded with pictures
of the islunds. Daffodils have always
grown in great profusion in the Scilly
islands. February and March arc the
height of their blossoming time, and,
to quote tho artist's letter:
"The whole land Is a blazing sea of
brilliant yellow daffodils, surging up
upon gray rocks and falling back jn
foambursts of white narcissus. Even
the tulip fields in Holland don't give
such gorgeous effects of color. You
should stand on one of the little hills
here and look across the sunlit fields if
you want to see the loveliest things in
the world yet, sometimes I think the
flower-drifted land is more beautiful
under moonlight than in the daytime
and, daytime or nighttime, the air is
scented as though it blew stralghtfrom
Araby the blest."
Hot Strictly Poetic.
Mrs. Sherwood, speaking of Julia
Ward Howe's keen sense of the ridicu
lous, relates that once upon a time a
lady at Newport, trying to get a fine
sentiment out of her, said, one moon
lit evening on a vine-hung veranda:
"Mrs. Howe, do say something lovely
about my piazza." Whereupon every
one listened for the reply. That deli
cately cultivated voice responded: "I
think it is a bully piae."
A BUcI a Uofltn.
A $o£r niiddie-agtd couple appeared
before the Shoredltch board of guard
ians the other day, says a London ex
change, to show cause why they should
not defray the burial expenses of thei^
child. The woman said the, C^i\d was
buried in t» \tapklng boic. She had re
CfcU'ed n' leiter from the vicar about tt(
»nd bad feft) ti get "a wUt» :th
nfcit.
.. uu is lor the child."
Oao Spot Avoided »r Bparrowa.
In the fourth edition of Yarrell's
"British Birds" Prof. Newton, F. B. S.,
gives in a footnote the curious fact that
in tho village of Shepstor, a moorland
village of Devon, England, the sparrow
la never seen. This is the sole excep
tion known to the professor to the spar
row'a universal distribution in Eng
land.
FRAUDULENT CURIOS.
A Bona Fide Collection of Any De«
•crlptloa la Sow nard to
Obtaia.
The hunter of curios needs a careful
training if he is to build up a bona fide
collection. This is not so easy as it
•eema, for the imitation of curios has
been brought to an art of itself. There
certain factories in Europe in which
all
kinds of works of art that are likely
to interest the collector arc manufac
tured. The stamping of China with old
marks, the treating of arms and armor
with acids to make them look ancient,
(he staining of carved ivories with oil
to make tliem yellow, and their sub
jection to heat to make them crack, are
•11 so cleverly done as often to deceive
the expert. Tho man who is engaged
to drill holes in imitation of worm
holes In pieces of furniture Is almost
an artist, and in Hungary there 1B a fac
tory where a fairly passable imitation
of Dresden china is made. Science has
been enlisted to carry out one of the
most profitable branchesof this faking
of curios. There has lately been dis
covered a disease which eats away
bronze and gives it an appearance of
antiquity. All old metallic objects in
which copper and certain alloys has
been used, are liable to be attacked by
this corroding affection. Skilled fab
ricators of antiquities are known to in
oculate their reproductions with spots
of bronze disease. Many amateurs have
an idea .that tliey may pick up a price
less work of art or curio for a mere
song, and they look in at out-of-the-way
auction rooms for that purpose. This
is the chance for the forgers, and in the
majority of oases they land their game.
A RUSSIAN'S VISION.
It Forma a Carloaa Coatraat to the
CaarNi Frofeootoaa of
Peacc.
In curious contrast with the pro
fessed love of peace of the present czar
of Itussla comes the publication of a
pamphlet, "The War of the Future in
the Year 18—," the vision of a Russian
patriot, which was received with the
greatest Interest in Itussla proper and
was translated Into French and German
immediately after its appearance in
Russia, 6aya the Boston Herald. The
•torjr desoribes a war of Itussla against
Great Britain, Italy, etc., starting from
the supposition that Itussla possesses
a naval port in the Arctic ocean not far
from tho North cape and a much
stronger fleet than now.
The author is hiding under the pseu
donym "A Bjelomo" (meaning White
sea), but his disguise is rather thin, for
everybody knows that Admiral Maka
roff is bclihid it. Only last year the czar
authorized the use of 00,000,000 rubles
toward the opening of Jekaterinport,
on the so-called Murmannic coast of
the Arctic, a splendid harbor, which, on
account of the Influence of the gulf
stream, is open the year round, and to
ward the building of additional men-of
war. The minister of the navy recently
went with Admiral Makaroif to visit
thisnew port, and rail roadswill be built
to connect It with Archangel and St.
Petersburg, the building of these rail
roads being now assured beyond a
doubt.
Would this not prove that the czar
has but small hopes of the ultimate vic
tory of his peace projects?
LONGEST KNOWN.
The Lengthy Sentence That W»
Proaouneed Upon na Ital
ian Swindler.
The tribunal of Modica, In the Sicilian
province of Syracuse, lias just, pro
nounced a sentence which is declared
to have no parallel in the judicial an
nals of Italy, as it has probably few in
those of any other country. A man
named Lupo Salvatore, of Comlso, had
passed himself off as an advocate, and
had with consummate skill committed
03 different acts of serious, fraud in
which he succeeded, in using the ma
chinery of the law. He had forged the
signatures of the president and judges
of the high court, of the king's procur
ator, and of the chnncellorof the court.
From this last-mentioned official he had
even, with splendid audacity, stolen for
short time the seal of the chancery,
which he needed to give effect to his
fraudulent documents. The sentence Is
even more remarkable than the crimes.
Salvatore was condemned to three
years' Imprisonment on each of the 63
cases, which brings the total of the sen
tence to 180 years, though the longest
incarceration which the convict can be
legally made to undergo is 30 years.
The penalty inflicted Is in each case the
minimum for the offense. Had the
courtdecided upon the maximum, which
la ten years, the aggregate term of im
prisonment would have been 630 years.
Sautlaffo Amcrlcaalaed.
George Kennan tells in the Outlook
how Santiago Is becoming American
ized. American hotels and restaurants
bearing such names as tho "Luttrell
house," the "United Suites hotel," the
"A^tr^cgn and French hotel," the "Arl
zdna saloon," the "California saloon"
and tie "Chicago restaurant" are now
to be found in all parts of the city and
the proprietors even of Cuban and
Spanish cafes invite American patron
age by means of rudely-painted sign
bftajjcls. setting forth in quaint English
the merits of the food, drink or enter
tainment to be found therein. Among
•uoh »i{jrn8 that he noted in the course
of a day's walk about tho city were!
"Sweet Meals."
"Everything is here for sail."
"Hot lunches at oil houres."
"Customers treated kindly and
quinkyl"
Tea-Mile- Film.
A photograph film ten tulles in length
is somewhat of a novelty, even In this
age of big things. Three of them fire
now being made for use in a olnemnto
graph. The cost about $1,000 a utile,
I
NO. 40
THE GAMBLER WINS ALWAYS.
Aa lavealoaa Electrical Device for
?A WI»star at Dice Revealed
by an Odd Table.
Among the battered flotsam and
Jetsam that has accumulated in a sec
ond-hand store in New Orleans, says
theTimes-Democrat, is a shabby round
table with a curious secret, and no
doubt a still more curious history. The
top was once covered, with green bil
Hard cloth, which is worn to tatters
and discloses a. steel plate set. in the
center and perhaps ten inches square.
The whole top is* loose and can be re
moved, revealing an interior space con
taining a horseshoe magnet, wound
wltli a wire and connected with nn ar
mature, very much like that of an or
dinary telegraph instrument. A close
examination shows ai» insulated wire
running down one of the legs to a
small knob or button, protruding on
the outside. When the top is in place
the steel plate rests directly over the
magnet.
This strange device is explained
clearly enough by ita present owner.
"Itis a dice table," liesaid, "onavliicha
lot of monej- has been won. When It
was in order there was a good-sized
battery inside connected with the mag-,
net. When the knob on the leg was
pressed the current was turned on, and
that made the steel plate magnetic.
The dice they used with ii had small
metal disks on one face, and as long
as the current was on they naturally
fell that side down. When the knob
was released they would fall any way
/hey chanced to come, so all that was
necessary for the operator to do was to
keep his knee on the button and he
could absolutely control his play."
THE GERM HUNTERS.
Homea and Factorlea Rendered Safer
from Dlaeaae by Their
Effort*.
It is a recognized fact that, the re
searches) of M. Pasteur have saved
many millions of francs to the French
people by showing them how to guurd
against the pest® of their herds, fields
and vineyard®, besides reducing to a
remarkable extent the mortality in
their hospitals, and both the medical
practice and the hygienic habits of all
civilized nations are sharing these ben
efits, says Youth's Companion.
The courses of biology in our col
leges now include, some knowledge of
bacteriology, and there are special pro
visions for students'who wish to follow
up thisi fruitful branch in t.he labora
tories!. Happily for all the people, the
resultsi of such inquiries become a
part of common knowledge, even while
the processes are still among the mys
terle® of science.
Thousands of homes and factories
arc safer from disiease-produciiig germs
because of the spread of a kind of
knowledge which is quite superficial.
The farmer sprinkles, parisi green over
ills potato vines. the housekeeper buys
of the druggist a bottle of cnrbolic
acid, or some better disinfectant the
nurse, under the oversight of the phy
sician, treats the diphtheritic patient
with antitoxin and in each case they
only need tounderstandtlwit-these nub
stances destroy parasitic life. Per
haps the fe-w wise ones, wh.o know at
what cost the fruits of science and art
are brought within common reach,
may have, their own quiet chuckle ot^'i
the complacent) claim of "popular in
telligence."
EXCESSIVE POLITENESS
Trait of Dreaden People Which Some
I tinea Slnkea Tliem Appear
nidlculoaw.
The people of Dresden are very po
lite, eo over-polite that they not infre
quently bringdown ridicule upon them
selves. It used to be told in that city
that a- stranger was one day crossing
the great bridge that, spans the lilbe,
and asked a native, to direct, him to a
certain church which he wished to find.
"lteally, my dear sir," said the Dres
dener, bowing low, "1 grieve greatly to
say it, but I cannot tell you."
The stranger passied on, a little sur
prised at thi® voluble answer to a sim
ple que'stion. He had proceeded but
a short distance when he heard hur
ried footsteps! behind him, and, turning
round, saw the same man running to
catch up with him.
In a moment hi« pursuer was by lijs
side, his breath nearly gone, but
enough left to say, hurriedly: "My deji
sir, you asked me how you could find
the church, and. it pained me to have
to say that I did not know. .Inert now
I met my brother, but I grieve to s«iy
that he did not know either."
Climate of Santlanro Provtarr.
Joseph E. Chamberlain, of the Hos
ton Transcript, who went through tlie
Santiago campaign, writes: "It can
truly be said for the 'deadly Cuban cli
mate,' which we made deadly bv the
way we lived in it, that all troubles cij
the respiratory organsi—asthmas, ea,-.
tarrhs, col (to, bronchitises, and +hav
sort of thing—disappeared into the
thin, sweet, 6ea-s.we|t air of the San
tlago mountain province as soon as. we
got there. There were some of us who
felt a« tf we had never breathed a per
fectly free breath before we climcK-d
those green hills, asryet unpolluted by
war. I wonder, where els® men who
hnd been for years taking colds at tho
slightest provocation could have s'lept
one cold night after another on d-amp
grouud and in clothes and boot®6at
ura-ted by rainstorms and by the ford
ing of rivers^ and never have taken
cold, at all? As to malaria, I think it
ia capable of proof that there is more
of It in eastern Massachusetts than
there is in Santiago province."
Deserted eapltala la ladla.
A remarkable feature of India is the
number of deserted capitals. There
are no lesa than three old Delhls, all
oloae to each other and south of the:
present city.
•M
--AtifotQ.1

xml | txt