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COLORADO STATE FAIR
DENVER AND G. A. R. DAY EVENTS Pueblo Crowded With Visitors From All Parts of the State —Grand Street Parade. Pueblo, Sept. 14.—Yesterday was Denver and Grand Army of the Repub lic Day at the Colorado State Fair, and it was one that will be long remem bered by the thousands who spent the day at the grounds, and especially the Denverites who numbered about 500, headed by Mayor R. W. Speer, State Auditor and Mrs. A. E. Bent, Gen. G. W. Cook, and many other state and city officials. The delegation from the capitol city was also accompanied by tbe First Regiment Band, N. G. C. The day was ideal, and the program •of truly western sports especially pre pared for this day has never before been equaled in the Rocky Mountain region. Not an accident or mishap occurred during the day to mar the festivities. From early morning until after 1 o’clock in the afternoon visitors from all parts of the state poured into the city and were received and taken in charge by a reception committee of 1,« 000 appointed by the business men. At 11:30 o'clock the special train over the Colorado & Southern rolled into the depot with about 300 visitors, including the Denver Press Club and entertaining a party of thirteen Texas girls, who are touring Colorado. About tnlrty minutes later the Rio Grande brought in a long train of coaches packed to the guards with more Den verites, and on this train were Mayor Speer and his official party. The grand street parade scheduled for 11:30 o’clock was held pending the arrival of the Denver guests, and as soon as their train pulled in they were taken at once to waiting carriages and autos, and the parade started. The line of march was along the principal streets of the business sec tion. The parade required about a half hour to pass a given point. When the parade disbanded Mayor Speer, Auditor Bent. together with the other visiting may ors and city officials, were tendered a luncheon at the Imperial hotel by Mayor West and the local Board of Al dermen, after which all boarded street cars for the fair grounds, where they had the time of their lives. The line of parade was as follows: First Division —Platoon of police headed by Chief McCafferty, Grand Marshal T. J. McCarthy and Gen. T. .7. Downen, aides; Cook’s Drum Corps of Denver. Mayor West and visiting state and city officers in carriages, thir teen Texas beauties in carriages, Den ver delegation. Second Division—T. J. Burrows, aide; Colorado Springs Bund, visitors from Colorado Springs. Third Division—A. «. Watson, aide; Florence Band, delegations from Flor ence, Canon City, Cripple Creek, Vic tor. Silver ClIfT, SflVida. Leadville and all towns west of Pueblo. Fourth Division—G. T. Nash, aide; Rocky Ford Band, delegates from Rocky Ford, La Junta, Fowler, I.aa Animas and other Arkansas Valley towns. Fifth Division—O. B. Kinkel. aide; Del Norte Band, delegations from citiea and towns in the San I.uis valley. Sixth Division —Col. J. R. Hurd and J. E. Topping, aides; Fountain Band, O. A. R. veterans. Seventh Division —A. M. Pryor and Major H. W. Gibbons, aides; Morris Military Band; citizens on horseback and in carriages and the automobile section. Rioting at Yokohama. Tokio, Sept. 14.—A riot occurred at Yokohama shortly after midnight Tues day. The mob was divided into two bodies, numbering about 5.500, mostly coolies, boatman and outcasts. Eight police boxes were demolished and burned. The mob directed its attack against three objects: The police sta tlons, the residences of the custom of ficers and the large commercial houses. Four hundred troops were ordered sent from Tokio on a special train, a little before dawn, and soldiers are now guarding the consulates, the ware houses containing explosives and the oil tanks. The meeting held at a theater yes terday to protest against the terms of the peace treaty was followed by an anti-police demonstration. Fourteen police boxes were burned, forty police men injured and two civilians severely hurt. The police say that the meeting was the private speculation of a profes sional agitator who charged an admis sion fee. The promise that there would be popular speakers was unauthorized, according to the police, and tl. ■» disap pointed audience denounced the swin dle and demanded the return of their money. The trouble finally developed into rowdyism outside the theater. Weld County Beet Crop. Denver, Colo., Sept. 14.—A Greeley dispatch says: The Greeley sugar fnctory will start slicing beets Mon day, September 25th. The first orders to the farmers to dig beets were sent out from the office to-day. The farm ers are to commence work next Mon day morning. This unusually early start is made to forestall a possible congestion of beets during the month of November. By far the largest crop ever grown will be handled by the Weld county facorles. Eighteen thou sand acres were planted, and from these about 200.000 tons were raised, for w'hich the farmers will be paid 41,000,000. Russian Envoys Start for Home. New Y/>rk, Sept. 14. —The Russian commissioners who successfully con cluded a treaty of peace with the en voys of Japan at Portsmouth. New Hampshire, started on the return to St. Petersburg Tuesday. The party, headed by Sergius Witte, sailed on the steamer Kaiser Wilhelm 11. at 3 o’clock. Before leaving the city, M. Witte and Baron Rosen made a farewell call upon the Japanese diplomats, who expect to leave for home later in the week. Baron Komura was unable to see the Russians because of his illness, but through Minister Takahira he sent them a cordial message of farewell. Mr. Takahira and other members of the Japanese party entertained the Russians for half an hour. In addi tion to M. Witte, the party sailing on the Kaiser Wilhelm 11. included Greg ory Wilekin, financial agent of the Rus sian government t n the United States. Before leaving toe hotel M. Witte shook hands with some of the hotel at taches with whom he had been brought Into contact. ASSAULT AT LA SALLE NEGRO TRAMPS FIGHT OFFICER Constable Paul Gregory Badly Cut by Tramps Whom He Had Ordered to Leave Town. Denver, Colo., Sept. 14. —A Republi can special from Greeley last night says: Paul Gregory, constable of La Salle, lies at his home in a critical condition with a three-inch deep gash a foot long across his left hip, a cut to the bone back of his knee and two ugly wounds in his neck near the jugu lar vein, all inflicted by three negroes whom Gregory had ordered out of La Salle station for creating a disturbance there. At 2 o’clock this afternoon Gregory was called to quell trouble among the negroes. He told them to leave the town. Two of them resented the or der, but started off reluctantly. The third negro appeared intoxicated and Gregory decided to accompany the other two a short distance and then come back for the third one. When he returned for the third man and drew near him, the negro picked up a heavy piece of slag and threw it at the officer. The slag hit Gregory in the temple and felled him to the ground. Before he could rise the three negroes sprang upon him and took his gun away. The smaller of the three drew a big Jack knife and struck him in the neck. Gregory, who is a powerful man, at tempted to throw his assailants off. They repeatedly struck him with the knife. One of the men then held his leg while the other bearing on with all his weight drew the knife across Gregory’s hip, remarking as he did so: "I am a good cutter, am I not?” The negroes would have murdered the of ficer had not two men loading grain near by rushed to his assistance. The negroes saw them coming and ran down the railroad track. News of the assault spread like wild fire and in less than twenty minutes an armed posse of fifty farmers under the leadership of L. Ogilvy was scour ing the country for the negroes. They were soon located in a swamp sur rounded by small bushes a mile and a half south of La Salle. The farmers ordered the men to come out of their hiding places and hold up thir hands. i At first they refused to do so, then the I posse opened fire on them, which was returned by the negroes. Two of them came out of the bushes and finally the third man appeared carrying Gregory’s gun. SherifT Florence and Deputy Camp then appeared, having driven from Greeley to La Salle in a few minutes. There were cries of "lynch them,” but the officers were finally al lowed to take the men. Meantime Gregory had been carried to his home, where two physicians were summoned. A large crowd had gathered about his residence and vowed vengeance on his assailants. The negroes were hurried into town and lodged in jail. A close watch is kept over them, as feeling is high. The negroes give their names as F. Collins, Kansas City, thirty-three years old; William Marshall. Marshall. Missouri, thirty years old, and recently employed as a hod carrier at Ault. Colorado, and William White of Atlanta. Georgia twenty-eight years old. The latter said he conducted a tailor shop recently al Los Angeles. Officer Gregory is suffering from lose of blood and nervous shock and is in great danger of blood poisoning. Federation Elects Officers. Sallda, Colo., Sept. 14.—-The after noon session of the State Federation of yesterday was devoted ex clusively to resolutions and the elec tion of officers. The business of the meeting was concluded and Colorado Springs chosen for the next meeting place. Resolutions were passed endorsing the strike of the maintenance of way employes, endorsing municipal owner ship of all public utilities and coal mines, condemning James H. Peabody and favoring a non-political railroad commission. The following officers were elected to serve during the ensuing year: John E. Collett, Denver, president; W. C. Bailey, Colorado Springs, first vice president; W. E. Van Valkenburg. Sil verton, second vice president; Fanny M. Laur, Denver, third vice president; Hugh McCloskey, Leadville, fourth vice president; W. H. Scott, Denver, fifth vice president; Hugh Taylor, Creede, sixth vice president; G. L. Seits, Pueblo, seventh vice president; R. P. Reuber. Sallda. eighth vice pres ident; D. C. Williams, ninth vice presi dent; Jacob J. Pistorius, Pueblo, tentli vice president; Harry B. Waters, Den ver, secretary and treasurer; D. N. j McPhee, Denver, delegate to the Amer , lean Federation of Labor; B. J. Moore- | house, Denver, alternate. President J C. Sullivan, retiring, was presented with a handsome bust chain and charm, the presentation being made by W. E. Van Valkenburg. The convention closed with a social session in the afternoon. Hanged in Penitentiary. Denver. Colo., Sept. 14.—For the cowardly murder of his benefactor. John H. Fox. at Trinidad. May Bth. Joseph Johnson was hanged in the pen itentiary at Canon City yesterday. Fox. who was former county treas urer and a leading politician of Las Animas county, was reading a letter when Johnson crept behind him and blew out his brains. A desperate at tempt was made to lynch Johnson and a repetition at the trial was averted by the sheriff’s guarantee that the murderer would be legally hanged. Johnson was about fifty-eight years of had lived in Trinidad all of ills life. He killed a man several years ago. but as there were some extenua ting circumstances he escaped punish ment. largely through the efforts of John H. Fox. whom he subsequently murdered without cause. First Train Reaches Goldfield. Goldfield. Nev.. Sept. 14—The first train over the Goldfield road arrived here Monday night. At the depot an immense crowd of citizens was pros ent to witness the event fraught with so much importance to the industrial development of the district. A big celebration will be held during the last three days of the week, to mark the advent of the railroad. Manila Public Improvements. Washington, D. C., Sept. 14.—The Bureau of Insular Affairs has received from Manila plans and specifications of the new sewer system of Manila and for the gravity water supply of that same city. Bonds for $4,000,000. o! which $1,000,000 has already been is sued, are to be issued to complete these important enterprises. Bids for these works will be received by the municipal board of Manila until Janu ary. 1906. The plans may be seen at the War Department. LIQUOR LICENSE LAWS APPLY TO PATENT MEDICINES. Ruling of Internal Revenue Commis sion that Alcohol in Medicines Will Subject Druggist* and Other Deal er* to Payment of Liquor License. Washington, Sept. 15.—The commis sioner of internal revenue to-day ren dered a decision that will seriously af fect a number of patent medicines composed largely of distilled liquors. He has reversed a ruling of his depart ment made many years ago and now decides that the manufacturers of these medicines must take out li censes as rectifiers and liquor dealers and that druggists and others handling them will have to pay the usual retail liquor dealers’ license. The commissioner in a letter of in struction to collectors of internal rev enue says that there are a number of compounds on the market going under the names of medicines that are com posed chiefly of distilled spirits, with out the addition of drugs or medicines in sufficient quantities to change ma terially the character of the whisky. He authorizes collectors to impose the special tax on manufacturers of every compound composed of distilled spirits, even though drugs have been declared to have been added thereto, "when their presence is not discoverable by chemical analysis or it is found that the quantity of drugs in the prepare tion is so small as to have no appre ciable effect on the liquor.” "The same ruling,” declares the com missioner, applies to every alcoholic compound labeled as a remedy for dis eases and containing in addition to dis tilled spirits only substances of ingre dients which, however large their quantity, are not of a character to im part any medicinal qualities to the compound.” To prevent injustice being done, the ruling will not be put into effect until December 1, 1905. Some of the medicines are said to have immense sales in prohibition communities, figures collected in Mas sachusetts recently showing, it Is said, that one such advertised compound with a high percentage of whisky had been bought to the extent of 300,000 bottles in one year in prohibition com j munitlcs of one New England state. Thanks President and People. Oyster Bay, Sept. 15.—Baron Rosen, the Russian ambassador and associate of M. Witte as Russian peace plenipo tentiary at the Portsmouth conference, was a guest Wednesday of the Presi dent and Mrs. Roosevelt at luncheon. On the eve of his departure from America, M. Witte, the Russian peace envoy, extended to President Roose velt by telegraph his heartfelt thanks for the cordial welcome and the uni form courtesy given to tbe envoys by the American government and people. The text of M. Witte s message to the President follows: "New York, Sept. 12, 1905. "President Roosevelt —Before leav ing the hospitable soil of the United States I beg in my own name and in behalf of my fellow workers to offer my heartful thanks to you, Mr. Presi dent, to the government of the Unite! States and to the whole American na tion for the cordial welcome given to us on our arrival and the uniform cour tesy shown us during our sojourn here, the memory of which will live in our hearts forever. WITTE.” Robber Tortures an Old Man. Denver, Sept. 15.—For twenty-four hours Frederick Miller, aged seventy years, an inmate of the county poor farm fifteen miles from Denver on the Brighton road, has been unconscious from a horrible beating administered to him by a robber who entered the institution and tortured miller in an attempt to compel him to deliver S4O that the old man had saved from his salary of $5 a month as the poor farm butcher. Miller is not expected to live. He is in the constant care of Dr. Mc- Gregor of Brighton, who was called as soon as the crime was discovered. H. P. Hamlin, alias Harry Kelly, alias Perry, a porter in the institution under the recent Democratic regime, was nrrested late yesterday nfternoon by Sheriff Nisbet, charged with the crime-. The charge as It now stands against Hamlin is assault to kill, burg lary, and attempted robbery. It is be lieved by those who have seen the con dition of Mr. Miller that the assault to kill charge will nave to be changed to one of murder. Panama Hotel Contract. Oyster Bay, Sept. 13. —A contract for the hotel and subsistence conces sion on the Panama canal zone, awarded to Jacob E. Markel of Omaha by President Shonts of the Panama Railroad Company, will stand. This, in efToct, is the decision of President Roosevelt, who to-day approved a re port on the subject made to him by Mr. Shonts. The contract amounts, in the aggre gate, to many millions of dollars, but Mr. Shonts’ report Indicates that It mya be abrogated at the will of the government, which actually will own the permanent plant used by Mr. Mar kel in filling the terms of his contract. Tokio Rioters Subside. Paris, Sept. 3 s.—The foreign ofllce has received a dispatch from the French minister nt Tokio -saving that calm lias been re-established, but the legation as a precautionary measure continues under military guard. The dispatch does not mention the rumored attack upon tin; family of Baron Komura. which is construed by the officials here as showing that the report was unfounded. Ministers Applaud a Play. Chicago, Sept. 15.—A ministerial matinee was held at McVicker’s Thea tre here yesterday by invitation of Wil liam A. Brady and Joseph R. Grismer, for the ministers of all denominations to witness a performance of “As. Ye Sow,” written by Rev. John Snyder, and the first play written by a minister ever presented on an American stage. There was over 1.000 ministers at the matinee, which was given exclusively for them, the theater being closed to the paying public. The play was warmly received. Mayor of Boston Dies. Boston, Sept. 14. —The death of Mayor Patrick A. Collins at Hot Springs, Virginia, was announced here to-day by M. J. Curran, secretary to the mayor. For many years Mayor Collins devoted much time in defense? of the cause of home rule for Ireland and he was the first national president of the Irish Land League in this coun try. Mayor Collins was the presiding of ficers of the National Democratic con vention of 1888. Some New Stories Told on Notables and Their Friends Samuel Gompers. in an address in Philadelphia, said to a labor organiza tion wittily: "There are at least no high finan ciers among you and none of your names appear In ‘Fads and Fancies.’ ” Mr. Gompers had been talking about human natures proneress to err and a little Ifitoi, in elaboration of this point, be said: "We are all a goo.! deal alike. While Smith feels asham. d of himself for wanting to trick Jones. Jones at the same time feels ashamed of himself for wanting to trick Smith. "Two friends of mine—let us call the Jones and Smith for convenience —were camping last month in the Canada woods. “The days were superb. Cool, sweet airs rocked the trees and in a sky of the clearest blue shone a splendid aun. But the nights were cold; It was necessary for Jones and Smith, who had only one blanket apiece, te keep a fire roaring at their feet all the while they Blept. The moment the fire dwindled the cold seized them. "Well, in the dead watches Jones awoke one night ami shivered. His teeth chattered; he was miserable. The fire had shrunken to a handful of sray ashes, wherein glimmered only tw'o or three yellow coals. "Comfort demanded that the fire be replenished, but Jones tinted to crawl out from under his blanket's shelter. If Smith, now, were awake he, too, would feel the cold, and then would he not. perhaps, leap up and throw on fuel? "Jones, though a good deal ashamed of himseilf, nevertheless kicked Smith. "A snore. "Another kick. "Another snore. "A most tremendous kick and Smith, opening a pair of very wake ful eyes, chuckled. j " T kicked you five minutes ago,’ he said, ‘That is how you happen to bo awake.' ” The late Daniel S Lamont was born in Cortlandville. N. Y . and a Cortland ville man said of him: "Mr. I-amont had always a pleasant and tactful way. I once applied to him for a Job for my son. He'couldn't do anything for the boy, but ho put me off delicately and he told me to break the disappointment delicately to the lad. "This talk, of delicacy and gentle, kindly putting off reminded Mr. La mont of a Cortlandville happening. "He said there was once a poor young chap in our town who fell head over heels in love with a farm girl. The young chap’s love-making was very seriously conducted. Sometimes It seemed successful and he was gay. Then it would seem rather hopeless and he would get a fit of the blues. "In-a fit of the blues one night he confided in a friend. “ ‘l’m afraid there's no chance for me,’ he said. ‘ln a delicate way that girl is discouraging my attentions to her.' "‘How is she doing it?’ the friend asked. ‘‘‘Oh, mighty delicately. She told me yesterday that she was a twin, her mother was a twin and her grand mother was a twin.’ ” Jacob RIIs, the sociologist, in an address to a workingmen’s club prais ed generosity. “I see a handful of children here,” he said. "May they grow up gener ous. May none of them grow up Into such a man as an old banker whom I know. Snake Bites. The poison in reptiles is similar in character, and produces practically the same symptoms when injected Into man. The symptoms produced are pain and swelling and discoloration of the part, weak heart, fainting, labored respiration, nausea, vomiting. To be effcctual the treatment must be imme diate. If the bite Is on the arm or leg. no time should be lest in tying a bandage of some sort tightly around the limb above the wound. A rope, shoestring, handkerchief, belt, or anything at hand should b-- used. It should be tied so tightly that circulation in the limb is completely stopped. This pre vents the absorption of the poison in to the general circulation. After this thoroughly caut- rlze the wound with a hot iron, or excise the wounded part freely. If then are 1 no cracks or wounds in the lips, the wound may be sucked with impunity, for the poison is harmless in the stomach. The bandage around the arm or leg may be loosened ft few minutes at a time, thus allowing the virus slow access to the general circulation. The custom of using largo quanti ties of whisky in cases of snake bite is not warranted by facts. Hot bot tles to the spin*- and stomach, hot wa ter drinking, massage to tho legs and arms, and cool applications to the bead are all us< ful. Suggestive. I "I proposed to that beautiful heir ess last night.' said the young man who wore an embroidered tie. "And ,what di i she say?” asked his friend. "Well, after saying ‘yes’ she also said that I reminded .her of the en gagement ring." "By George, you’d better look out. I guess she means that she is going to wrap you around her finger." Russian Prisoners In Japan. '/he number of Ruslan prisoners in Japan at the end of May was, says the .Ja’pan Chronicle, 60,419, includ ing ten admirals and generals, sixty eight colonels 890 captains, lieuten ants and ensigns and 8,400 petty offi cers.’ By June 10 the above total had been increased by. the addition of 7,282 officers and taken In the b*ltle of the Sea cA. Japan. Foxy George Ade. George Adc sajrs he has no use for matrimony. But perhaps this is mere ly Intended as a challenge for the girls to g*t busy. George is foxy. “He is a millionaire hanker and he lives in a palace, out his heart 1b as hard as steel and as cold as ice. "One of his men completed the other day his twenty-fifth year of ser vice. For twenty-five years this hon est man had worked for the banker faithfully. He and his chief were both poor at the beginning, but where in the quarter century the banker had accumulated millions the faithful, mid dle-aged bookkeeper has only accumu lated a few hundreds. His salary, you see, was only $25 a week. “He didn't think the banker would remember the twenty-fifth anniversary pf his engagement, but the old man did. That morning he handed the bookkeeper a sealed envelope. “ 'George,' he said, 'to day ends the twenty-fifth year of your work for me. and you have worked steadily and well. In this envelope is a memento of the occasion.' "The bookkeeper opened the en velope, trembling and eager. Within lay his employer’s photograph. That was all. “In the face of a disappointment so bitter the poor fellow could say nothing. “.‘Well,’ asked the banker, ‘what do you think of it?’ “ ‘lt's just like you,’ said the book keeper simply.” Mayor Klrkendall of Wilkesbarre told at a reception a story about a young Wilkesbarre clergyman. “He was married a year ago.” the mayor said, “and his wife, a good girl, interested him in a charity for min ers’ orphans. He advocated this char ity often from the pulpit, and when a subscription reached him be would acknowledge it the next Sunday in church. "It happened that last June there came to this minister on the same day a subscription for $25 and a young son. “A good deal of laughter was ex cited the following Sunday when, ris ing in the pulpit, the minister said that ho felt very grateful for the small succor that had arrived during tho week past.” iSamuel Gordcano. the Spanish evan -Ist, praised in New York American humor. Some one instanced, as a suporb piece of American humor, Artemus Ward's dictum on the Shukespeare- controversy: T believe these plays were not wijtten by Shakespeare, but by an other man of the same name." Thereupon Mr. Gordenno said: “That is good, but I like better a piece of humor about a tramp. “This tramp, dilapidated, a ruin, en tered a newspaper office jauntily. •"Say, cully, is dis de Free Press?’ he asked the editor. '"Yes, my man,’ the dignified editor replied. ‘What can we do for you?’ •* 'l'll Just set down a minute and j unpeel,’ said the tramp. ‘I want 1 cruases pressed in dese here pants.’ ’’ P. 1... Hutchins, the cotton expert, was praising an apt and witty speech. “It reminded me,” he said, "of a scene in a magistrate’s court that 1 saw in my boyhood. “An old man was haled before a magistrate for stealing chickens and the latter said very sternly to him: “‘You are charged with robbing hen roosts, my friend. Have you any witnesses?’ "Tho veteran smiled calmly as ho replied: "'No. sir. In my country we don’t rob hen roosts before witnesses.’ ” Fainting. Fainting Is more frequent Jn sum mer than at other seasons ofMfne year It is caused by a sudden failure of the heart? Thus the brain has an insuf ficient amount of blood —things turn dark, the patient falls to the ground and is limp and unconscious. Fear, Joy. unpleasant sights, loss ol blood, or pain, may cause fainting. Nature suggests a remedy in having the patient fail. About the only thing to do is not to do the very thing that four out of five persons do in a caso; of fainting; namely, raise the patient. It is perfectly permissible to raise tho, patient, provided you keep the feet I higher than the head. No pillow, should be used for the head. The clothing around the neck should bo I loosened; a dash of cold water thrown J in the face will cause a gasp for breath, and the spell is over. The pa tient should keep the reclining posi Mon for some time after he becomes conscious. Ordinarily in a few minutes the pa tient will be all right if nothing more is done than to allow him to lie per fectly horizontal. If in a crowd, the people should be made to stand back, thus allowing plenty of fresh air. The patient should be removed to a quiet place as soon as possible. Hot drinks, and hot and cold applications to the spine are valuable if there is a ten dency for the attack to recur. Bound to Fail. “I’ve got a new idea for next sea son." said the theatrical manager. "Well. I'm listening.” rejoined the reporter. "I'm going to put on a tank drama with a mermaid in It,” continued the t. m. "Won’t do,” said the reporter. "Because why?” asked the manager. "Because you can't incase a mer maid In tights," explained the pencil pusher. Didn’t Know About Codfish Balls. When Tim Campbell was at the zen ith of his popularity as a Congress man from New York he was one even ing asked if he liked codfish halls, and replied: “Oi’ve had foino toimes wit’ th’ lovely gurls at the hodcar riers' hops: but Oi’ve nivir attinded a codfish ball.” First Called "Border Ruffian." The recent death of Dr. J. H. String fellow, Speaker of the first House of Representatives, recalls the fact that he wa» the first person to whom the epithet r oorder ruffian” was applied. POSTAL CARD WISDOM Confr/Med to d>c Asl& At P&fTT GdA?c//or? Sunday afternoons our family of five study together on the best ideas read and heard during the last week. fielding said that without adversity a man hardly knows whether he is hcaest or not. Young people should select an ad mirable person to think up to and try to please that person in their ideas and actions. What can you do for a man who will not take a paper for moral rea son i, but who will read his neighbor's copy? Fake religions are due to certain neesusary lines of thought being neg lected by regular churches. Many troubles will cure themselves If lot alone. This is true in a domes tic and social sense as well as in a mechanical case like the following: Some one sharpened an indelible pen cil on tho top of a newly painted porch railing and the chips were left during a rain. The decision was that STUDIES THE MOSQUITO. Mr*. Edith Ricker Holds a Unique Government Position. Mrs. Edith Ricker of Burlington, la., has for three yoars enjoyed tho dis tinction of being the only woman em ployed by the United States govern ment as a field assistant in ento mology. Mrs. Ricker’s work is to col lect, study and make scientific reports to I>r. L. A. Howard of the habits of the mosquito In Montana. In com pany with her husband, Prof. Maurice Ricker, and little daughter, Mrs. Rick er has been located two seasons on the banks of Swan river in Montana at its outlet into Flathead lake. The biological station of the University of Montana is also situated on Flathead lake. Flathead lake and tho vicinity was selected by tho government as an ideal location for the study of the mosquito. Within walking distanco of the Ricker camp is the Swan moun tain range, while the Mission range comes abruptly to tho water’s edge and slopes from Swan river on the north to the high peaks, 10,000 feet at the southern end. The scenery Is wild and rugged, suggestive of Alpine views. Mrs. Ricker begins collecting about the middle of June. Going into swamps and ravines to catch tho trou blesome Insect necessitates a regula tion costume for protection against their painful bites. The costume con sists of leather leggings, bloomers of heavy cloth, a blouse, head net of fine netting and gauntlet gloves. Tho camping party lives in the open air, sleeping out of doors, and enjoys outdoor life. It is a queer but true fact that, with tho exception of a few hours last summer, the campers en joyed absolute freedom from the an noyance of mosquitoes. When they did arrive, however, for that few hours’ visit one evening, they came suddenly; myriads of them besieged the party and kept them busy fighting for protection for four hours. Then they disappeared as suddenly as they had come. This visit was attributed to a severe windstorm from the land four miles away blowing them in that direction. Mrs. Ricker says a single uncovered rain barrel will breed mosquitoes to torment tho entire neighborhood Five hundred and thirty-five different speci mens have been developed In a few days at the station from six dippersful of rainwater, but a tablespoonful of kerosene in tho barrel soon stifled the insects. Physical Morality. Perhaps nothing will so much hasten the time when body and mind will both be adequately cared for as the diffusion of the belief that the preser vation of health is a duty. Few seem conscious that there Is such a thing as physical morality. Men's habitual words and acts might imply that they are at liberty to treat their bodies as they please. The fact is, all breaches of the laws of health are physical sins. When this is generally seen, then, and not till then, will tho physical training of the young receive all the attention it deserves. — Dr. Youmans. Outdoor Treatment for Tuberculosis. Medical experience in France has shown that the treatment of tubercu losis of the bones and Joints and other forms of the disease by the open-air or outdoor method is quite as superior to the ordinary methods as is the outdoor treatment of tuberculosis of the lungs. Profiting by the experience of Frnnce, the New York Association for Improving the Condition of the Poor has made provision at its sea side camp on Coney Island for the treatment of children suffering from various forms of tubercular disease. When to Take the Cold Bath. The morning Is the best time for a cold bath, because one is warm when he first gets out of bed, and Is in the best condition for a healthy reaction. But the bath should be taken imme diately upon rising. This does not mean within five or ten minutes, after he has moved about the room and become chilled; it means at once. Only when this rule is strictly fol lowed is the morning cold bath a benefit. Increasing Cost of Battleships. The cost of a battleship seems des tined to increase. A few years ago it rose in England from $5,000,000 to $0,000,000; then tho secretary of the admiralty stated that the King Ed ward VII battleship would cost $7,500,- 000. Thus it seems likely that before long the value of a battleship will be little under $10,000,000. China Becoming Up-to-Date. An Imperial edict in China abolishes bow* and arrow from the army. All the soldiers are to be armed with the moat modern weapons the railing would have to be repaint* ed, but neglect to do it permitted the sun to bleach the spots till they were unnoticeable. Why did Rome win and then wither? It became strong through liberty, then forgot the source of its strength. It absorbed tho good things of all natiors then abused them. The early leaders worked for Rome, but later on the leaders work ed Rome. Some people think that the "Village Blacksmith" was tho ideal man— strong, honest, religious and tender. Braggers are likely to be losers, because they devote time to wind which should be devoted to wisdom. When I told Mr. Gunning I would like to wake up every morning in a new town he replied: “Just imagine you are there and it will do.” Then I begnn thinking thnt my own town Is a new town every morning and I should wear a new face and have a better voice each day. MULE FINDS RICH LEAD ORE. Pack Animal Responsible for Discov ery in Couer d'Alene Region. Half the lead that has been mined in tho United States has come from the famous Coeur d’Alenes, the most productive lead mines In the world. Like many of the richest mines, they were discovered by pure luck. A nan lent his mule to two prospectors. In the course of their wanderings the mule was tied to a tree, and he, be coming impatient, pawed the ground and uncovered a lead vein which Is now the site of the famous Bunker Hill Sullivan mine. Tho owner of the mule sued for a third interest in the claim and tho courts granted it to him, stating that as the mule had made the discovery, and that as he was its owner, he wAs entitled to the mule's share. Tho three owners sold their discovery for $500,000 ami nothing was too good for that mule for the rest of his days. Ho was exhibited in a private car and 11 veil on the fat of the land and now a tombstone marks his grave. His har ness hangs In a noted saloon, where It is gazed upon with deepest reverence by the old-time prospectors. The mine is the richest silver-lead mine In the world, yielding a net rev enue of $1,500,000. Since their discov ery in 1884 the. Coeur d’Alene mines have produced nearly $200,000,000 in gold, silver and lead. How She Regarded It. The former head of a large private school in Cleveland was a gentleman of dignified bearing, refined and cor rect always in manner and speech. By birth and early rearing he was a Vermonter, and doubtless of straight Puritan extraction. One day in his boyhood his mother called him in from the yard where he was playing with some other boys to say to him. In a tone suggestive of mingled sadness and severity: “Noble, my son, I never thought to hear you use a swear word!” "Why, mother,” said the boy, “I didn't use any swear word. 1 only said the devil. Nobody thinks that's swearing.” "I don’t care," cried the mother quickly; "It’s making light of sacred things."—Cleveland Leader. At His Own Hearth. A father owes It to his family to keep pace with them in their arnuso ments, not allowing himself to get rusty or to have an entirely different set of ideas and occupations. The members of his family cannot enter into his business or professional life; when he leaves after breakfast he be comes a mystery to them; but he can on his return go to the theater, tho party or the concert and should try to make himself a part of them, says the Pittsburg Dispatch. Tho sons and the daughters in their turn should have every delicate attention, every agreeable accomplishment, ready to make home delightful to the father who works for them. Alfred Austin on His Critics. The manager of a press clipping bu reau in New York said the other day: "Not long ago I thought I would try to enlarge our business. In these prospectuses I said that our bureau read practically every publication that was issued, and that a man. by sub scribing to us, could read every word about himself that ever appeared in print. "Well, we got a good many accept ances and a good many rejections. One of the latter came from the Brit ish poet laureate, Alfrod Austin. He said, loftily: ‘"Mr. Austin does not care to pay for gnats’ bites.’ ” Actress Tells of Earnings. In her bankruptcy examination In London the other day, Mrs. Brown Potter testified that her average earn ings on the stage for several years had been from $40,000 to $45,000 a year. In Australia she made $45,000 in 1897. her most successful season. Since the closing of the Savoy thea ter she had been playing a tempor ary engagement, at $520 a week. Remembers the First Napoleon. Frau Julio Ascher. of Lobositz. Bo hemia. who, as a girl of eight, wit nessed the entry of the French Into Dresden in 1813, and has a clear recollection of seeing the Emperor Napoleon, has celebrated her hun dredth birthday in the possession of all her faculties. Explained. "How does it happen that you never have any trouble in getting lecturers for Chautauqua circuits?” “We generally pick out men who have a hobby of some kind or other, and Just got to have somebody to t*U f). you know."—Exchange.