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DELAYS BUILDING NAVY. v
Vurk of New Wanhlpi I* geriou.lr Hampered hr Nondelivery of • traetaral Steal. Nondelivery of structural steel, .trikes and dearth of skilled labor lave delayed the construction of new iftval vessels during the, last yws, uc ording to the report of Hear Admiral lowles, chief of the bureau of con traction. The battleship Ohio was 19 months behind her contract on the irst of July. The battleship Missouri s over 20 months behind, the majority >f the battleships and cruisers are >ver tea months behind, and some of the torpedo craft are more than 40 nonths behind. However, Admiral Bowles says the extensive delays on the torpedo boats are being terminated by the newly modified conditions for their delivery. The contractors’ de lay in beginning the construction of the vessels of the Virginia, Pennsyl vania and St. Louis class gave his bu reau an opportunity to revise the gen eral plans, which will result in a con siderable improvement in their mili tary value and in their habitability. The ships added to the navy during the year were the battleship Illinois and ths torpedo craft Decatur, Perry, Preble, Biddle, Thornton and Wilkes. Admiral Bowles says there continues to be an urgent necessity for an in crease in the number of officers of the construction corps, and renews his rec ommendation for an increase from 40 to 60 members. An interesting portion of the re port is in regard to the work of the ex perimental model basin, in which mJn iature warships are tried. Through its use an increase of seven per cent, in the size of battleships and of over six per cent, in the size of armored cruisers has been accomplished with an actual reduction of horse power neces sary to drive them at a given speed. FOG HAMPERS ARTISTS. Julian Story Makes Comparison Be* tween the British and French Capitals. Julian Story, the artist, who has been in London several days, thinks Paris* is much preferable to London for artists. In conversation the other day he said in answer to a question: “I don’t think 1 should care to live in London. It may be all right when the weather is clear, but when they have those fogs of the pea-soup vari ety I should imagine it would Inter fere with good work. Fancy getting your inspiration under such weather conditions. I should think the pea soup fog would be likely to make itself felt in the painting. This, I thirjc, despite the fact that 1 spent eight years at school here. “No, Paris, in my mind, is superior. There one can get into a genuine art istic atmosphere. There great skies and sunshine, too, make a difference. I think one can work much better in Paris than in London.” Mr. Story will accompany his wife, Mine. Emma Barnes Story, to America early in November, lie has several com missions to execute, particularly in Phil adelphia, where he has a studio. Mine. Karnes will sing in "La Tosca” for the t'rst time this season in New York. KAISER TO QUIT SMOKING. Emperor of Germany Trying to Break Himself of the Use of Tobacco. Emperor William has been suffering acutely of late from a painful chronic affection of the ear, and, having been advised by his doctors to stop smok ing strong cigars, he has begun to break himself of the smoking habit al together. When shooting he smokes a pipe, and his cigars are of the mild est sort, lie rarely drinks wine now, but when he is with the regimental messes he absorbs an immense quan tity of beer. When he goes to visit King Edward next month at Sandringham he prob ably will be accompanied by the crown prince, whose tendency to flirt will be kept in check by his father’s presence. HISTORIC INN FOR SALE. Place In London Which Wan Famous Daring Revolutionary War Now Seeking a Purchaner. The old Haven inn at the Hook, near Basingstoke, London, is advertised for sale. It was built in 1653. It attained world-wide notoriety at the time of the American war for independence through being the place of residence and capture of the famous Jack the Painter, who aroused the whole coun try in 1776 by attempting to set fire to the dock yards and shipping, and did $300,000 damage at Portsmouth and some at Bristol, but was foiled at Plymouth. He was then run down at the Raven and gibbeted at Ports mouth. The Searcher Must Pay. The award in the United States court in Trenton, N. J., of sl2.o7odamages to the victim of an automobile accident may open the eyes of the scorching chauffeurs to their responsibilities upon the road, sajs the New York World. The principle which seems now perfectly established, that h who causes damage must pay fur it, will do more to check reckless misuse of the roads than (he imposition of any number of $lO fines. Krcplng Out of Trouble. The new ameer of Afghanistan has declared against the admission of missionaries to his country. New K.ngland'a Shoe Trade, New England makes nearly 60 per cent, of the boqLs and shoes made in this country. NAPOLEON’S MAGIC TABLE. Woßlrrfal Piece of Furniture Which Wn the k’rlAe o* the French ' Emperor. 1 Napolean’s magic table la one of the greatest curiosities from the time of the great eipperor, who had it in his su<dyat the castle of St. Cloud. After the death o< Napoleon It was bought In London by Baron Rehiu sen, Swedish ambassador to the court of St. James at that time. It Is now owned through inheritance by one of the foremost families of the Swed ish nobility, says the Strand Maga zine. Inside the drawer of the table is pasted an old slip on which is printed a description, which in mod ernised English reads as follows: “The Emperor Napoleon was highly de lighted with this extraordinary work of art. It formed the surface of one of the tables in his study, and was always shown to all foreigners of dis tinction who visited the imperial court. It is a painting whose resem blance to what it represents is the most elusive ever produced by the genius of man. One may look at this strange production of art in differ ent lights—the pieces of money, the fragments of broken glass, the pen knife, water and cards retain an equally illusive appearance as the ob server moves round the table —but it requires a very minute examination to discover all the truly magical won ders it possesses.” In these times, when relics of Napoleon I. are eager ly sought for, the present where abouts of this masterpiece should cer tainly interest all connoisseurs. SECOND-HAND FOOD BARRED. Leavings of Rich Men's Banquets Must Not Bs Eaten by the Poor of Paris. "What is on* man’s meat is another’s poison” is a proverb just now borne out 1m literal fact by the police raid upon the arelquins of Paris, reports a London paper. The arelquins are the keepers of small restaurants at the market, whose supplies are provided from the broken remains of repasts at different fash ionable restaurants. The proprietor takes each morning a tour of the fashionable quarters and by paying a small amount to different maitres d’hotel he has the privilege of selecting a menu for his house from what is left of a swell dinner the day before. This he serves up to his cus tomers for two centsend the latter have the privilege of eating what the aristocrats had set before them. The elegance of the courses, how ever, is o"‘v.eighed by their unwhole some effects. So many maladies are laid at the door of these second-hand feasts that the police have undertaken to protect the public stomach from pos sible indiscretions. The arelquins will soon be a picturesque feature of the past, for as their licenses expire they will fade from existence. MODERN SURGERY. Everything Depends Upon the Clean liness and Exclusiveness of the Operation. Your modern surgeon of note is a "sterile” man. The operating room, al most hermetically scaled and it a tem perature of 100 degrees or thereabouts, is purified daily by means of a hose throwing a solution of bichloride of mercury over ceiling, yvalls and floors - . The surgeon arrives ian.anteroom in his civilian’s garb. He is required to be clean shaven, like a monk, says-the New York Press. His clothes are re moved. Two attendants in the steriliz ing room hand him a white duck gown reachlugfromoollar to heel,and a cowl of the same material, which covers tightly every part of his head except eyes, nose and mouth. The sleeves of the gown reach to his elbow. He in cases his hand* in the thinnest, finest sterilized rubber gloves. These gar ments are handed to him in sterilized tongs. There has been no human con tact Thus equipped, he is prepared to saw and slice. INVENTOR OF THE BATON How It Caused Ike Death of (he Man Who First Introduced the baud Leader's Wand, The inventor of the baton has been discovered. According to the investi gations of a Frenchman the credit be longs to Lully, the composer, who eventually had cause to regret hie in vention. Before he adopted the baton, con ductors were in the habit of pounding on the floor with their feet orclapping their hands to mark the time. Lully found it wearisome to keep his foo constantly in motion, and so used a stick to strike the floor and beat time. He used a pole six feet long. One dfty he brought down the pole with such force that, It struck his foot and made a deep wound. He paid no attention to the matter. The wound grew worse and ultimately caused his death. After his time conductors tried more and more to improve the baton and it was ultimately brought to its present form. Tall Men la Indiana. A record of the height of Indiana soldiers in the civil war shows that out of 118,254 there were 15,047 5 feet 10 Inches high, 8,706 5 feet 11 inches, 6,679 6 feet high, 2,614 6 feet 1 Inch, 1,357 >3 feet two Inches, 400 6 feet 3 inches, and 336 over 0 feet 3 inches. Commenting on these statistics, Dr. Gould, actuary of the United State* sanitary commission, writes: “It is evident from our statistics (hat tha Indiana men are tfie tallest of all na tives of the United States and these latter the tallest of all civilized coun tries.” FAMILY AT LAST REUNITED. After a Separation of Twulf-Kljfcl Year* tbe Four Kink Children Meet Aain. In 1873 the family of Mr. and Mrs. Al bert Fink, who prior to that time had resided at Toledo, 0., was scattered, Bwingto the death of the parents. The children, four in. number, were adopted In various families, and completely lost track of one another. Since growing up they have searched for one another with the result that three of them — Albert, the oldest, who Vlas' adopted by Frank Vanarle, well known at Tole do; Frank A., the second son, adopted by a wealthy farmer living at Air Line Junction, and May. who was reared in the Tillman family of Toledo —were reunited some years ago and kept in touch. Nothing, however, could be learned by any of them concerning the youngest girl, Katie, until through an advertisement, which she had inserted in one of the local papers last Sunday, stating her parentage and asking for information of her brothers and sitter, a reunion was effected. Katie had mar ried E. H. Rainsberger, of Petersburg, Mich., and her brother, Frank Fink, seeing her advertisement, went to see her and a plan was formed, for a family reunion at A. Fink’s home in Lemoyne, where the four children were reunited after 28 years’ separation. MAY DEFY ALL DISEASE. The Theory Advanced of Universal Immunisation Excites Scien tific Comment. Dr. John A. Wyeth, the discoverer of the hot water cure for tumor, who returned from Carlsbad and Paris on the Kron Prinz Wilhelm the other day, told of a wonderful theory ad vanced before the London medical congress at which Lord Lister pre sided by Prof. W. 11. Welch, who holds the chair of bacteriology at Jonns Hopkins university, Baltimore. “It was on Immunization from all diseases,” said Dr. Wyeth. “Prof. Welch lays claim to having made some discoveries along the line of a universal virus which will give im munity from or prove a remedial agent in all diseases. All a man will have to do will be to get inoculated with the virus and he never will catch anything. The theory is en tirely logical.” Dr. Wyeth said Carlsbad, with its 50,000 invalids who thought they were ill, who were ill and didn’t know it, and who didn’t know wheth er they were ill or not, was a show. TO REMODEL HISTORIC PILE. The Hotel Ilea Invalldea at Paris Likely to He Made Into a Museum, The Hotel Des Invalides, Paris, the historic institution which for many years has sheltered the veterans of the French army, will gradually be converted into a series of museums. This step, which is hotly opposed by many officers of the army, has longbeen under considemtion by the govern ment and wi practically decided by the recent death of (leh. Arnaux, gov ernor of the home. It is said that no one will be appointed in his place. Only about 100 veterans have homes in the hotel, although its pensioners and employes number 3,000. This, It is urged, is too large an establishment for so few soldiers. The institution is now under the direction of a sub officer. The traditions of Louis XIV., its founder, and of Napoleon 1., who was deeply interested lit its support, make the military party loath to part with the old pile, which is still a suitable shelter for veterans of the war of 1870. SENATOR PUMPS A HANDCAR. Hon. Mr. Nelson, of Minnesota, Cnlchcn a Train After a Strenuous Hide. United States Senator Nelson, of Minnesota, pumped a handcar five miles the other afternoon ih order to make connections with a train for Two Harbors, where he was billed for a speech tfhat night. The senator had been at Hibbing and left there shortly after noon. When five miles from Wolff Junction the train ran into a wreck and things looked dubious far keeping his engagement. Directly he espied a handcar beyond the wreck and, after making , dicker for its use, he jumped on and pro pelled himself to the junction, reach ing there just in time to make con nections. The exercise was quite vio lent for the senator, who managed to leave his trousers in a more or less soiled manner. Otherwise there were no ill effects. USE OF MIRRORS FORBIDDEN. The Strict Kdlet of nn Omaha Hlab School Principal Arouses the Modesto. An edict was issued the other tiny by Principal Waterhouse, of the Omaha high school, forbidding the use of mir rors of any kind during school hours. All the student lockers were opened and all mirrors confiscated. The prin cipal explains that too much time is given to making toilets by the young women during school hours. Principal Waterhouse has forbidden the boys to wear sweaters to school, and Inst year lie barred shirt waists, and forbade the girls wearing short sleeves or rolling up their sleeves. • The students say they will hold an indignation meeting over the latest order. Hlssral of All Cotton Mills. What is to be the largest cotton mill in the world is to be located soon near Kansas City, Mo. The investment will reach about $10,000,000t A COMEDY JAIL. Tom Guardhouse In PrnoaylTsils That Is Merely a Convenience for Prisoners. Elizabethtown, the county seat of Essex, in the Adirondacks, possesses a comedy jail, according to the Philadel phia Ledger. It is small, having win dows secured by wooden bars and a jailyard inclosed by a solid fence of three-quarter-inch boards, which a healthy male could push over with his shouldef. But the prisoners rarely, if ever, attempt to escape. Some good stories are told by Judge Kellogg, Judge Hand and othe. residents. It is a custom to allow the prisoners out on parole, so that they may cut the grass on neighboring lawns, do gar den work, or repair roads for the vil lage or county. Recently one prison er, who should have returned at eight o’clock, did not apply for admission until nearly an hour later. The war den angrily demanded to know the reason, and added: “Don’t let this occur again, or I will not allow you to come in. I lock the door at eight o’clock, and won’t open it in the future for you.” Another accused of and awaiting trial for manslaughter, over stayed his parole and pleaded as an ex cuse that as it was Saturday he thought he would go and spend Sun day with his wife, returning to the jail on Monday morning. MIGRATION OF THE SNIPE. Tons of Lend Ore Fired nt the Artful Uodicer as He Wings His Way Southward. The snipe, properly Wilson’s snipe, Gallinugo Uclicata, but commonly known as English snipe anti wrongful ly called half a dozen other names, is a widely distributed species. It visits every state at some season; its north ward migration extends within the arctic circle, while it is known to go southward to northern South America and the West Indies, Comparatively few of the birds lnch move north ward from February until May breed south of the international line. It is quite true there are breeding grounds at various points of the northern states, but the great breeding range extends from latitude 42 degrees north to some undetermined point much nearer the pole than most sportsmen will venture. Some time in September the first south-bound birds pass below the Canadian grounds, and soon most of the suitable marshy bits of east and west have their share of long-billed prizes. Then begins an astonishing attack which extends frvm ocean to ocean and generally sweeps south ward from Canada to California. Probably tons of lead, half of which is wasted, are fired at the artful dodger. CARIBOU MURDER. Urge Companies That Slaughter Hundreds of the Animals in Newfoundland. Newfoundland is probably the only country in the world where venison, salted or fresh, is a staple article of diet for the masses. The coast folk make their plans with method and de liberation, says Outing. From the har bors where they reside they go in their boats to the rivers and fords which strike into the interior. When naviga tion is no longer possible they debark and continue on foot to the deer coun try. They carry barrels filled with salt and sometimes go in large companies. When the rendezvous is reached they camp. Then they ambush themselves along a promising “lead” or deer f rack, armed with a long.six-footmuzzle-load ing sealing guns, which they charge with about “eight fingers” of coarse gunpowder and “slugs” of lead, frag ments of iron or bits of rusty nails, whichever they may have. They fire point blank into a herd of caribou, ns it passes, being usually good shots, contrive to kill almost anything they aim at, or to wound it so badly with these dreadful missiles'that it soon col lapses. Then they skin and cut up the meat, for these men know a little of every trade, and pack it in the barrels with the salt ns a preservative. NOVEL PRISON REFORM. Italy Prnpom f onipensatloa for Men Who Have Bern lujunllr Conilpm ned. Anew criminal bill ii about to lie discussed in Italy, and it is thought in Rome that it will be passed. If proposes to concede to those found to have been unjustly condemned to prison an indemnity, to be decided upon by the courts, says a report to the Chicago Tribune. If the person ha* been in prison through a real judicial error the indem nity will in some way correspond to the financial loss which he and his family have sustained, while if he has been condemned through the had faith of a third person, through false testi mony (for which, of course, the court which condemned him 1* not respon sible), the Indemnity will be lest, but at least he will have the wherewithal to begin life anew. It ha* been proposed to indemnify those living when the law passes who have already been released from un merited condemnations, or the families of those who have died while undergo ing unjust sentence. Indian Suitors. Thomas France and John Johns, sailors in the United .States navy, are full-blooded Iroquois Indians, who grew up together on an Indian res ervation. They left home about fen yearn ago and never met until a week or so ago, both having sailed all over he world meantime. To their tribe they are known respectively as l,eup lug Deer and White Feather, GOOD OLD ARMY BEANS. Aa Prepared by the Expert Military “Chef/* They Are a Most Pala table Food, “Beans are the soldiers’ mainstay," says Thomas P. Dillon, a retired Unit ed States cavalry officer, according to the Philadelphia Record. "The Amer ican soldier, at u pinch, can equal the performance of an Arab on a handful of dried dates—he can ride and fight all day on a mere handful of beaus, properly prepared. There is nothing to equal the army baked bean. Your celebrated ‘Boston baked’ are but a poor imitation of the succulent article turned out by a regular army cook. Thcre’sanart in cooking them tbattio body but uu army man cun ever ac quire. I’ve been on service when for a week at a lime our menu consisted of beans for breakfast, beans for dinner and beans for supper; and did the troopers tire of the* monotony? Not a bit of it. They sang for more, and in spite of hard work and lack of variety at mess the fellows actually got fat. That demoustated to me the nutritive quality of beans, and 1 made it a point to get into the good graces of the cook and learn how to bake them. If isn’t such an elaborate proc ess, but there’s a trick in doing it right. My friends are ail fond of beans the way 1 cook them, and many a time I’ve been asked for the recipe, but that’s a thing I don’t give away to everyone. You see, people enjoy n dish all the better when they know it’s something that not everybody can get up. It might take some of the zest away if they could say of my beans: T know how to make them.’ ” KNOWLEDGE WAS POWER. How Familiarity with (he Chinese Language Maile a Woman a Connies*. One of the unmarried women In dip lomatic circles at Washington ts Countess Marguerite Cassini, the c -complished niece of the Russian am bassador, who is a countess in her own right, not by heredity, but by spe cial grace of the czar, and a curious story is told of the manner in which fhe won her title. It was when Count Cassini bad his fateful conference with Li Hung Chang at Peking, long before the Boxer trouble. The couiii't inter preter was away, for Li’s call was un expected, and as the Chinese states man could not speak Russian and the Russian diplomat did not understand Chinese the conference came to a deadlock. The count’s niece, who hud picked up something of the language, stepped into the breach and the affair was arranged to the satisfaction of both parties. The Chinese empress loaded her with presents, the czar’s government made a note of the service performed, and when there was a question a couple of years ago of the young lady’s precedence at Washing ton, where the count was then ambas sador, the czar himself counfounded her rivals by making her a countess. This was something like rapid promo tion for the lady. CHINESE ARMY ROLLS. They Include with the Soldlern, Their Horses and Every Article of Equipment. Now that China has Russia for a near neighbor, it remains to be seen how successfully, or otherwise, the middle kingdom will continue to practice its favorite game of bluff. How it has reenforced its army is shown by the Swedish explorer, Herdin, says Youth's Companion. The Chinese have a most extraor dinary way of enumerating troops. They are notcontent with counting the soldiers only, but reckon in also their horses, rifles, shoes, breeches and so forth, so that the resultant total is a long way above what it ou#ht to be. They apparently go on the supposi tion that the rifle is at least as valuable us the man, and by an analogous train of reasoning they argue that a man is of little use if he has to travel on foot, that he cannot go about naked, and so on. Hence they count the whole kit, horse, rifle, breeches and all. Ry this peculiar process of arith metic they fancy they deceive the Rus sians into believing their garrisons much stronger than they are. NEGROES DON’T MIGRATE. Some Interesting Kcu About (he Color ■! itace Itevraled b j (be decent Census, There were 6,500,000 colored persona in (lie United Statesin 1880, 7,500,000 in 1890, and 8,800,000 in 1900. A ‘'general movement” of colored inhabitants from one state to another or from one sec tion of the country to another, due to economic, political or hygienic reason*, has been declared to be in progress at intervals of two a r three years since the close of the civil war. l!ut the figures of each succeeding census prove that the colored popula tion of the United States is by no means migratory; it changes little year by year except as the result of the ordi nary increase in population. Various ambitious projects of leaders to “col onize" certain states have failed entire ly In Knn sas, for instance, there are only 9,000 more colored inhabitants than there were 20 years ago, though Kansas has long been the mecca of many colored Colonizers, Tbc Vbllosopher's Slone. An Italian having written a book upon jhe art of making gold, dedi cated it to Pope Leo X., expecting a good reward. Ilia holiness, finding that the man constantly followed him, at length gave him a large, emp ty purse, saying: “Sir, since you know how to make gold, you cun have no need of anything but a purse to put it lu.” STOV ES! (MS^TOVES! The grandest line of Stoves and Ranges ever shown in this city is now on exhibition at my store, comprising everything in the heating and cooking stove line ranging in price from $1.50 to SSO. All bought at old prices and sold at old prices. Am closing out my Buggies AT COST. I Emil Teitgen.l B 915 South Bth Street, Manitowoc, Wis. I Guarantee to I lease y COAL and WOOD. t Anthracite by the hand full, Bituminous in any amount for present deliv ery. We also have a large stock of wood and a limited amount of cannel coal for The J. G. JOHNSON CO. I 1 If you want Attractive Job * Printing that will boo.n j your line of business, get it j* • done at the Pilot office. We j j don’t charge you any more j • for good work than you are * 5 paying for an inferior ar- j J tide. Get our prices. J i DR. N. T. ZIQLINSKI, DENTIST 911 South Eighth Street, Opposite Schuette’s Store. SEEQER & HILLER, DENTISTS. SOUTH EIGHTH STREET, MANITOWOC. WIS. Local Anaesthetics used for painless extraction of teeth.