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Sunday, April 24, 1910.
DAILY ARIZONA SILVER BELT Pago Nine WEEKLY WASHINGTON LETTER BREEZY GOSSIP AROUND THE NATION'S CAPITAL GATHERED BY SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT OF THE SILVER BELT L By F. J. DYER Special to tlio Silver Uelt. VASHJXOTOX, 1. C, April 23. San Diego, San Francisco, Now Orleans, Washington, and perhaps other cities want to hold tlio lug exposition in 1913 to celebrate tlio opening of the l'nuama canal. Tlio California cities think that they have greater claims to being se lected for tlio honor, while Now Orleans admit!) that it is tlio only real, proper, eligible, desirable, reasonable site for it. A littlo late, but vociferating its claims vigorously, Washington is in the Held with tlio declaration that it alone should bo chosen as tlio iilaeo for the nation to celebrate tlio completion of tlio cnnal. Sonio persons think that tho Canal Zono is tho right placo for the celebration, but of course that is out of tho question. Tho city of San Diego is not very big, but it is "chock full" of enterprise. In fact, it is ouo of tho most enterpris ing places in tho world. It has first call on u few other superlatives also. It has tho finest cllnintc in tho world, and pretty nearly tlio finnest natural harbor in tho world. Not to go into tho question of its merits any further, it is proper to say that San Diego start ed out wanting that exposition mighty bad, and to show that it meant busi ness, it went right to work and raised $1,000,000 by subscription to show that it was in earnest. Then it was proposed to bond tlio city. for another million. Ilesido that it expects to have support from tlio southern part of California and from New Mexico and Arizona to tho extent of another million. Tho national government may or may not help San Diego out, but with tho money in sight it is certain that the southernmost city on tho Pacific coast can have n mighty good exposition of its own, and, if it has to, that is just what it is going to do. As for San Francisco, that rich and enterprising city has been tnlking for somo time about its intention to raise $5,000,000 to guarantee its good inten tions to hold nn international exposi tion. It expects the stato legislature to appropriate $5,000,000 moro, and it asks congress to do tho same thing. San Francisco has not yet dono any of theso things, but it can do tho first, and per haps it may get stato and federal aid. Anyway, San Francisco once held a very creditnblo exposition of its own, with practically no outside aid, and it can do it again if it decides -to do so. The prospocts nt present aro that both San Diego and San Francisco will hold expositions nnd they should supplement ami 'help each other. If one exposition is a good thing, no doubt two would bo better rind would draw more people to the state and advertiso it moro fully. AVnshington has not said much about raising money for the exposition it wishes to hold. It is not very strong for raising money for any purpose. Whew they pass tlio hat in Washington they aro generally pretty lucky to have tho hat como back again. The city of Washington has grown so accustomed to boing taken caro of by tho national government that it has no desiro to be independent and self-supporting. It is a confirmed mendicant, always standing on tho corner with hand outstretched, begging alms, and abusing tho ouo who dares to refuse it, There is no good reason why Washington should have an exposition unless tho wish of tho AVush ington business men nnd real estato speculators bo reason enough. New Orleans will have considerable backing in congress when tho question of an appropriation comes up. It has somo claims to consideration. These claims are to bo pressed with vigor. It may bo stated as a certainty, howover, that no action will bo taken by congress at this session. Next winter, perhaps, something may be done, and then tho various claimants will bo in better con dition to tell what they have dono to deservo recognition. THE VANISHING PUBLIC DOMAIN According to the Hon. Fred Dennett, commissioner of the general land of fice, in nn address which was printed by order of tho sennto as a public doc ument, almost exactly one-half of the public domain remaining to tho pcoplo is in Alaska 1108,010,038 acres; four times enough to give every man, woman and child in tho United States one acre apiece. Something more than a billion, o 1,117,718,500 acres, has been disposed of in one way or another sinco 177G, a period of 134 years. Tho remainder is going rapidly, and it is pretty evident that it will be a short time beforo there will bo great demand for public land in Alaska. In fact tho demand for coal and timber land there has begun and in somo localities great success is being made of agriculture. What tho futuro of Alaska will bo no oue can phophesy, but it is certainly destined to have a future far different from what most peoplcbclievcd possiblo only a short time ago. In fact, it should support a bigger population than Norway and Sweden. THE BED CROSS "" It was learned tho other day by a committeo of congress that 137 organi zations have the privilege of using the red cross on a white field as their in signia. Thoso who supposed that the organization with which tho American Bed Cross society is affiliated has a monopoly of tho Ted cross seem to be greatly in error. Ouo object of tho hearing was to stop tho indiscriminate use of tho red cross as nn advertising device. Tho statement was made that all kinds of merchandise was put nn under tho red cross label. Instances cited were a certain make of shoes, a brand of horse medicine, and n particu lar kind of false teeth. Probably some one will yet put This label on aii espe cial make of coflins. President Tuft is president of the American Ited Cross and lie probablv would like to see the use of the cinbli-in for advertising jr stneted or prohibited. ., THE CUSTOMS COURT At length the customs court is an es tablished fact. It began business in this city on April 21. There was some difficulty to find suitable quarters for tho court, as tho government is very deficient in accommodations for offices and pays about half a million dollars rent every year to property holders of tho district of Columbia. Tho needs of tho government hero increase faster than it is possible to meet them by erecting now buildings. The new court consists of Chief .lustico Robert 31. 3fontgomery, Justices Orion H. Harbor, William II. Hunt, James Francis Smith and 3Iarion II. DoVries. All cases in volving customs will in the future bo filed before this court. Undoubtedly the court will in a short timo have a congested docket. BUST OF PRESIDENT TATT Tho well known sculptor, llobcrt T. Aitkcn, has completed a bust of Presi dent Taft, modeled in clay. Ho has had sittings recently from tho president in tho lattcr's offices in tho White House, and callers on tho chief executive have elijoyed the double sensation of visiting a sculptor's studio and calling on the president. It is said that this bust of tho president is destined to ornament either tho 3Ictropolitan 3Iuscum of Art in New York or tho Corcoran Art Gal lery in Washington. Opinions as to the merits from nn artistic point of view, or as a portrait bust, will probably bo reserved until tho bust shall linvo been reproduced in marblo or bronze. SPENDING MONEY FOR CHARITY Very recently there has been somo very frank criticism of tho manner in which tho Associated Charities of Wash ington "relieves" tho necessities of tho poor. A prominent morchant mado tho public assertion that tho institution col lected $18,000 during tho year ending September 30, 1009, and expended about $1(5,000 of it for administrative pur poses. "Not ono cent in actual money," said he, "was given to tho poor of this city by tho Associated Charities." Tho expenses included $11,000 in sal aries, $1,200 for rents, $G18 for tele phones, $081 for postage, $433 for car fares, $1,029 for stationery and print ing. Tho Citizens Relief association during tho same year collected about $7,500 and spent $1,200 for coal and wood, $3,500 for groceries, $1,300 for milk and eggs, $347 for shoes and cloth ing, $100 for meals and lodging. The newspapers during tho past year have contained advertisements from time to timo appealing for funds for tho Asso ciated Charities, which suggests that it is getting harder and harder to secure monoy for nn administrative organiza tion of that kind, and that tho news papers are moro susceptible to appeals for assistance than tho telephone com pany, tho street car companies, the post office department or piofessional char ity workers, for no item for advertising appears in tho expense account that was made public. SMUGGLING CHINESE It is stated that tho Chinese aro again flocking across tho 3rexican border to tho United States. Theso contraband immigrants aro reported to find littlo difficulty in evading tho immigration of ficials, partly because they aro so few guards along tho line. Tho apropriation for the immigration service was $2,100, 000 this year, and a deficiency of $100, 000 is oxpected by the end of the year, Juno 30, although economy is being practiced as far as possible. "This policy results' in reducing tho number of men on duty at tho immigration stations along tho border. Inspection of immi grants is moro thorough than formerly, and it is urged that a better class of inspectors is needed to make suro that intending immigrants comply with the requirements of tho law. FOREST SERVICE PUBLICITY Tho government is spending very large sums annually for tho purpose of publicity. With several hundred news paper correspondents, mngazino writers, local reporters and others whoso busi ness it is to gather nows and prepare it for publication, it would seem that Washington was well equipped in tho lino of publicity. All of these channels of news, howover, aro insufficient to meet tho requirements of tho govern ment, which in its various departments employs a constantly increasing army of publicity agents, who nro hired and paid under various designations so that an inspection of the records would not necessarily diseloso tho nature of tho services reudered. Tho report of tho forest sorvico for tho last fiscal year shows that 3Ir. Pinchot expended a lit tlo moro than $S3,000 during that year for publicity. A footnote in the report shows that over $19,000 of this was paid for stenciling addresses. Without delving iuto tho figures of the other de partments it might bo remarked that if all of them conduct their publicity campaigns on similar lines the expense to the government would run up far be yond a million dollars a year. Of course, a certain amount of work is necessary to prepare and give out tho information which is due the public, but the forest servico and other depart ments of tho government have gone far beyond this requirement. They seem to think it essential that they should conduct a propaganda, exploiting them selves, and if necessary, Hying to their own defenso through such mediums as they may bo able to control. The for est servico does not itemize its $83,000 publicity account, but it represents to inquirers that the money was spent solely in editorial salaries, tho prepara tion of laudatory matter and its-distribution. Tho latter item should not bo an extravagant one, inasmuch as the forest service, like all other government services, is aule to send out all matter under a frank. It is fairly evident that the timo is coming when congress will havo to call a halt upon the press bu reaus maintained so lavishly at govern ment expense. MANY WIVES CHILDREN HAD PIONEER Founder of Missouri Town Had Five of First and 28 of the Latter FIRST MATE AT 20; BORE 10; SECOND 13 Squandered a Fortune Bat tling to Beat Prohibi tion Sentiment KISSEE 'S MILL, 3ro., April 22. This little hamlet of 100 people, buriei in the Ozark hills of Taney county, was the home for many years of one of the most interesting characters of tho west, Alexander C. Kissee, found er of the town, husband of five wives and tho father of twenty-eight chil dren, who is dead. The matrimonial record of tho lato Captain Kisseo stands out in a class by itself. Ho came to Christian county with liis parents from Kdgar Hill, 111., when a boy. At the -ago of 20 he mar ,ricd Miss Catherino 3rcIIafflc. To them camo ten children David, Arter, 3fary, Catherine, Elizabeth, Emily, .Tuba, Schuyler, Abraham and a daugh ter who died in infancy. Tho mother died in 1S70. Three months later Captain Kissee married 3Iiss Cordelia 31. Davis. To this union thirteen children were born. They wero: Ulysses S. G., William and Robert (twins), Cordelia, Hiram, Al fred, Benjamin, Ethel, Pearl, Rosa and two daughters who died in infancy and 'ere not n.imed. 3frs. Kissee died No vember 1, 1898. August 13, 1S99, Captain Kissee was married to 3Iiss Rosa Garrett, with whom ho lived only two weeks. This union was brought about through a matrimonial agency, and it was short lived. Then, on April 4, 1900, at Kan sas City, he was married to 3Iiss May Thomas. To them was born a daughter, 3Iaude, who died September 2, 1901. Two weeks after tho death of this child 3Irs. Kisseo left, her husband and re turned to Kansas City, where she died soon after. Captain Kissee 's fifth matrimonial adventure was launched February 22, 1902, when Miss Sarah J. Bryant be camo his wife. To them was born four children, Bessie, Teller, Gladys and Opal, who survivo him. Captain Kissee spent a fortune in his fight to beat back the prohibition sentiment in Taney county and in the founding of this town which was to be tho terminus of the Chadwick branch of tho Frisco railroad. Believing that this railroad would be extended to the White River, ho started this town, in ducing men to start all branches of business. He established a newspaper and sent it to tho four corners of the country, proclaiming the future great ness of Kisseo 's Mills. Ho held that it was a man's inherent right to make, sell or drink as much whiskey as he saw fit. EMINENT AUTHORITIES SAY That outdoor exercise is needed by tho American people. That's all very well, but how can pcoplo with rheumatism follow that advice? Tho answer is very simple uso Ballard's Snow Liniment and the rheumatism will go, leaving you as spry as a colt. Gives quick anu per manent relief from rheumatism, neu ralgia, lamo back and all pains. Sold by Palaco Pharmacy. TALES OF HIDDEN Bf BIG FIND Discovery of Pewter Kettle Stirs Up Tradition of Plum Island 3IcElroy for glass. Kimball Piano None Better None More Reason ably Priced Terms to Suit You April Records Now Here . L. NIGHTMAN BlpsiltilJNN fM$&s28&08Mmt!w8 arm MM $E$mr yPMf' h&y VE Best TM Your Opportunity in the History of Globe After the heavy selling of the pat month we find a great many broken lines all over the house. And to show our appreciation of your liberal patronage we will, right now, jul when you need the goods, place these lines on sale beginning Monday, April25, at prices that will make this the greatest selling event ever known in Globe PARASOLS Just when you need -them and at these low prices: $1.50 Parasols P I .CO $2.00 Parasols 31 mO3 $2.50 Parasols Jfc.UU $3.00 Parasols JPfc.OU $3.50 Parasols , 5Qii5)U JET BARRETTS AND BACK COMBS .... 20c 25c Ono Lot Jet Barretts worth 25 to 50c, go at , Ono Lot Back Combs worth 35 to 75c, go at BOYS' CLOTHING At a Discount of 25 Per Cent AVo can fit the littlo chaps up in nobby style EXTRA SHOE VALUES FOR LADIES Ford's $3.00 high $2?5 Ford's $3.50 high CO Ot Ford's $4.00 high IJ Crt Ford's $5.00 high Vl Ford's $3.0 to $5.00 Oxfords, flft ?ft broken lines 4'W One Lot Men's (P 1 Cfl Shoes 4 I 9U Don't miss this rare opportunity to save on your shoe bill. TRUNKS, SUIT CASES AND BAGS T : $5.00 $8.00 values fl"7 ft ft go at 4'wU $10.00 values Crt go at $O.OU 1 $10,00 T.t- $12.00 r. $i5.oo $2Zl : $19.50 If you are going to travel this summer, take advantage of this sale. LONG KIMONAS A large range of patterns, cool and comforta ble. Just the thing for now. $1.25 qualities .. $1.50 qualities $2.00 qualities $2.50 qualities $1.05 $1.25 $1.75 $2.00 SOMETHING FOR MEN One Lot Men's Gold Shirts, worth "7C $1.25 to $2.50, at I OC One Lot Men's Felt Hats to clean tf"ft rtft up at $1.50 to Pt..UU One Lot Men's Straw and Crash Hats, values up to $2.50; in this anniversary Cftf sale 25c to 3Uw Ono Lot Men's Overalls and Jumpers, Star Brand, 85 and 00c values, while "7C they last IOC One Lot Men's Khaki. Coats, worth $1.75; yours for $1.15 N THE MEN'S UNDERWEAR DEPARTMENT One Lot broken lines, splendid quali ties, a rare bargain at 25c LADIES' STREET SKIRTS A nice street skirt always comes in handy. You may have them now at the following low prices: $(tfj $5.00 f $6.00 $11.50 Skirts flQ j?ft $io!oo $T.1 $12.50 TJ1 $13.50 LADIES' WHITE SHIRT WAISTS You never have too many your best chance. $1.25 Waists $1.50 Waists $2.00 Waists $2.50 Waists $3.00 Waists $5.00 Waists One Lot Mcssaline Silk Waists $7.50 quality of these. Now is 95c $1.05 $1.50 $2.00 $2.50 $4.00 $0.00 quality $6,00 $4.75 We would suggest that you make it convenient to come as early as possible, that you may have the benefit of a larger selection. The lines mentioned will be on sale only while they last, as it would be impossible to duplicate at these reduced prices. ANOTHER CAPTAIN KIDD FAIRY TALE Believed on Massachusetts Coast Pirate Buried Wealth There Sultan BOSTON', Mass., April 22. Thc re cent discovery by a surf man at tho Knobs life saving station on Plumb Is land of a curiou's pewter porringer of a bygone ago has once again given rise to the tradition go long current in Newburyport concerning a cache of ti ensure somewhere in the sand dunes of tho island. For the porringer find by Gardiner Lettimo is only one of many similar discovcres of late, in which silver buckles, gold coins of the early Span ish regimes, strange household utensils of silver, gold and pewter and valu ablo jeweled ornaments havo been brought to light, evidently through tho action of the waves along tho shore. Oddly enough and this is a fact that strangely coincides with the oft-repeated story of the great Captain Kidd treasure concealed here these finds have all been mado within a short distance of each other on the shore, and near a high bluff whero it is im possible to tell whether tho different objects have been washed up by tho action of the waves from thc bottom of the sea or whether they are gradual ly being unearthed from a place in the shore line, which once before the waves had eaten away the sand stood much farther back and afforded a seemingly secu're cache for a treasure trove. Many Seek Old Chest In fact, so frequent of lato has been the discovery of odd valuables of a date long gone that there is no little interest now evidenced among two groups of life savers, those at the Pi'ji Island and at the Knobs station, concerning the mystery of. these treas ures. Moreover, not a few secret ex cursions have been made along tho shore by the natives with a view to locating somo "huge" chest or iron bound box that might hold millions in rubies, pearls and stolen wealth plundered from off the seas by somo roving band of oUVtime mauraders. In fact, the growing frequency of theso discoveries on rJum island has changed what originally only passed as a rumor iuto a well-credited tradition rclativo to the reason for these finds. The story goes, and, indeed, there aro those who assert that it is based upon facts handed down from the early days of the founding of Ncwburyport, that one misty morning, when Plum Island sat apart from tho then piimitivo vil lage which is now JJewbu'ryport and when only a few scattering scttlcra occupied humble cabins in the town, a huge, high-decked galleon literally swarming with swarthy-faced men put madly in toward the shore and sudden ly camo to anchor. Fighting and Shouting Heard During the progress toward tho beach, which was, indeed, a risky placc for such a huge vessel to approach, there had been a continuous sound of firearms aboard thc vessel. Somo sort of a battle was in progress on tho deck, it appeared to the few settlers who had witnessed the advent of the strango vessel. In fact, so near to the land did the vessel approach before she dast anchor that those hidden in tho woods thought that she was going to bo run upon thc beach. After tho anchor was dropped the lighting, swearing and shouting continued aboard tho ship nearly all day, during which time scores of men were seen to fall or wero thrown, into the sea. Finally thc commotion gradually ceased, and, much to tho amazement of thoec who had watched as best they dared the strango actions aboard the vessel, when the fog lifted there appeared to bo only a handful of men left alive from the entire com pany. That night a settler who had re mained on the island to watch the ves sel and notify the villagers if any thing threatened from that direction, is said to have witnessed a strango nocturnal expedition from the ship's side to the shoro of tho island a trip in which three pirate boats brought ashore half a dozen great iron boxes and chests. When the boats returned to tho ves sel's side after several hours' delay ashore they appeared to be empty savo for tho men who rowed them back, cursing as they did so. PASSOVER FEAST BEGUN LAST NIGHT NEW YORK, April 23. The celebra tion of the Jewish festival of "Pesach" or tho Passover begins at sunset this evening and will continue with more or less formality in the Jewih romiminity for the next eight days. It is the first festival of the Jewish ecclesiastical year ami, according to tradition, it was in stituted by Mo-es to commemorate of the miraculous escape of tho children of Israel from Egypt, where they had been in hondagi for puwards "of four hundred wiir-. For Over Eating ana Drlukiig TJf ng on l'.arth cleans von our liko '1 Tuna P. iters, n.itun'v r - o upset, sick feeling. Palaco Pharina v