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Hinnows Now to Be Used In War
Against the Insect
■ John B. 8mith, 8tat* Entomologist,
Alms to Kill Off tho Germ Carriers
by Plaoing Finny Auxiliaries In
Braokish Waters.
Tiny flsb which grow no larger than
length of your thumb have been
ted In the war against the Jersey
posqulto. With the help of an army
these finny anxllaries once they can
acclimated to the waters of the
te. Jersey's chief entomologist Dr.
obn B. Smith, hopes to banish the
"skeeters." especially the kind that
carry the germs of malaria, says the
Philadelphia Press.
The fish to be used are members of
a family called the atherlnidae. of
which there are fourteen principal va
rieties and sixty-five subvarieties in
different parts of tbe world, and those
which are to be set upon the trail of
the Jersey mosquitoes are called
Gambusla afflnls and Heterandrla
formosa. which are to be found In tbe
waters of North Carolina and adjacent
These fish are commonly called "top
minnows" because they come to the
surface to feed, and It Is known that
they esteem as a special delicacy the
eggs of tbe "akeeter." Now, It has
been the chief problem of the Jersey
mosquito fighters to find a way to kill
the eggs before they are hatched In
the various marshes or placid pools.
Bo It la argued that If the water bod
ies In which the "skeeters" breed can
be stocked with these fish the "top
minnows" once they become used to
the temperature and surroundings of
their home will soon make short work
of the mosquito larvae.
While Jersey's mosquito has earned
a hard name for the state, the com
monwealth Is by no means the great
est haven of the Insect. In fact, the
mosquito is known as the greatest
ravager of mankind. India, for In
stance, loses about 2,000,000 of Its
people annually through diseases car
ried by the deadlier type. Italy also
Is a great sufferer. About 2,000,000 of
Its Inhabitants contract malaria each
year with the assistance of the "skeet
er," and some 15,000 die.
Out In the Philippines the greatest
enemy of the American soldiers Is this
same insect, and to protect themselves
they have to use screens which are al
most gauzy In their fineness, and even
these frequently are pierced by tbe
Italy Just now Is trying to Introduce
Into Its water fish called Paeudomugll
tlgnifer, which are of tbe same fam
ily as those used In New Jersey, but
which were taken there from Aus
tralia. Some thousands were recently
introduced, but sufficient time has not
elapsed to determine the results.
Over In Hawaii, too, gambusla from
the coastal waters of Texas have been
placed In canals and Irrigation ditches
to exterminate the "skeeters" which
breed there.
The common Jersey mosquito—the
mlex—Is not the worst of his kind. In
hct, though his buss Is louder than
tbe deadlier kinds. It may be said that
bis "bark" Is worse than his bite. The
two worst species are the anopheles,
which carries the malarial germ, and
the stegomyla, which was found In
Cuba to carry the yellow fever para
■lte. Though anopheles do breed In
Jersey, they are not anywhere as nu
merous as the culex. which is not
known to be a transmitter of disease.
Repeated Paul Revere Ride.
One of the queerest bits of basing at
tbe Missouri university was the repre
sentation of Paul Revere, famed In
history, says a Columbia, Mo., dis
patch to the New York Herald. Tbe
rictlm was persuaded to mount a
white mule ut midnight, and attired In
* Continental uniform he dug a pair
of huge Spanish spurs Into the flanks
of his steed, which dashed away over
the country road. At each village,
hamlet and square the student shouted
at the top of his voice:
"The British are coming! The Brit
ish are coming! To arms!"
Persons awakened from their sleep
gazed out of their windows In surprise
** the phantom etced and rider faded
Into the night Many thought a mad
man was loose and notified the police.
At several houses the modern Revere
hammered on the doors until tbe own
ers appeared, and to each be imparted
the startling Information that the red
*°ats were Invading the colony. The
famous ride ended when a constable
eaught up with the mule and arreeted
the whole outfit for disturbing the
Te Conquer Tuberculoeis.
Br. Lawrence F. Flick, director of
the Phlppe Institute. Philadelphia, la
home from Europe, where be attended
two congresses on tuberculoeis. Bas
tng his assertion upon reports from
wrery civilized country, he declares
that the "white plague" within a abort
time will disappear from among the
•courges of humanity. "It Is as dear
»• daylight." Dr. Flick said, "that sci
ence can stamp out tuberculosis. Much
can be achieved In tbe cure of tbe die
••■e Itself, but the most hopeful work
has been done In tbe direction of pre
vention From every country In the
world I have heard scientists tell of
the good already accomplished. lx
*Wo huge assemblies not a single pea*
•nlsdc note was struck "
Sis Complaint and How the Noise
Nuisance Was Remedied.
He was a nervous man. and be had
Just moved into a new boarding house.
"Isn't there any way to stop thou
people across the street rrorn bavin. 1
their coal delivered at 5 o'clock every |
morning? They seem to get slwut t: j
dozen tons a day and to have It poured :
into tbe cellar at that unearthly hour." 1
"I don't see how I can very well con
trol the neighbors." replied Uts land !
lady, "but I will see if anything can be
About ten days later the new board
«■ had occasion to thank her for her
"I'm glad you succeeded In having i
that noise stopped," he said. "It is a |
great relief to me. Have they got their j
coal all In or do they have it delivered
at some other timer'
"Neither." said the landlady. "They
deliver It every morning at 5 o'clock 1
Just the same as usual."
'You don't mean—why—well, how do
they get It down without making any
sound T'
"They don't. It sounds Just the ssme.
but you have grown accustomed to It."
"I find It hard to believe that."
"Set your alarm clock at 5 for a few
mornings and satisfy yourself. I've
rented that room before."—New York
His Horses, His Carriages and Hit
Rsssrvs Fund.
Townsend Percy, speculator and pro
moter, who made and lost more than
one fortune in the course of his life,
used to be fond of repeating some of
his mother's witticisms at bis expense,
generally brought about by bis extrav
agances during his periods of prosper
ity. Once Percy had driven four In
hand for a year, when an unfortunate
deal made It necessary for him to
reduce his expenditures and sell his
horses, on which occasion she said to
"Townsend, don't you think It would
be better to drive one horse four years
Instead of four horses one year?"
Another time, when on the verge of
financial crash, Percy still owned a
considerable stable and gave no out
ward sign of pecuniary embarrass
ment Ills mother met an old friend of
the family about tills period, who con
gratulated her on her son's success In
life. "I am glad that Townsend is do
ing so well," said the friend.
"Yes. indeed," remarked the old lady.
"Townsend has six horses and seven
carriages and $ 8 ."— Harper's Weekly.
From time immemorial there had
been a law in Applegate, County War
wick, England, to the effect that the
mayor had the best of everything In
town, and, for Instance, should one aay
be had the best coat In the place he
must add the words, "except the may
One day a stranger came to Apple
gate and had dinner there at the inn.
After paying his bill he said to the
landlord, "I've had the best dinner In
the country."
The Landlord—Except the mayor.
The Stranger—Except nothing!
As a result the tourist was called be
fore the magistrate and fined £10 for
I his breaking of tbe laws of the place.
I When the man had paid his fine he
| looked around him and said slowly,
i "I'm the biggest fool In town, except
j the mayor."—Harper's Weekly.
Raising Poultry.
No matter when you start In the
poultry business, remember that yon
should always start with tbe best. If
you have not enough money to buy
many fowls buy only a pair and get
the iiest you can and remember fur
ther that next year's produce may not
even be as good as those you start
with. It takes years of experience to
master the art of raising fine poultry,
and it is only after we have success
fully studied the problem well that we
can successfully mate our fowls year
after year and show a constant im
provement at the end of each season.
Begin In a small way and study every
point and avoid the mistakes that we
once made. Don't expect $100 worth
of poultry to bring you an Income suf
ficient for yonr family. No Investment
will do that.—Farmer.
I do believe In simplicity. It Is as
tonishing as well as sad how many
trivial affairs even the wisest man
thinks be must attend to every day,
bow singular an affair be thinks he
mast omit. When the mathematician
would solve a difficult problem he first
frees the equation of all incumbrances
and reduces It to its simplest terms.
So simplify the problem of life, distin
guish the necessary and the real.
Probe the earth to see where your
main roots run.—Thoreau.
Talking Golf.
From the window she saw him com
ing up the steps.
"He comes!" she exclaimed Joyfully.
There was a bit of ice on tbe top
step (for It was an early day in Junsi.
He struck It Then he struck each at
the other steps In succession.
•'Heavens!" she cried. "He baa
foouled his approach !*'—London Trib
Besides Bsing a Man.
Little Sammy—What's your father,
WiUte? Little WU lie—He's a ms a.
Little Sammy—Oh. I mean what does
he do for his breed and butter? Little
Willk—■-He's an artichoke and draws
hawse*.—Loodon Express.
Occupation is one gnat source of en
joyment No man property occupied
was ever miserable.—L. K. Leads*
Ur John Gordon's first wife was the
daughter of another air. Ho squander
ed her money and married the daugh
ter of a rich dyer, with a million fur a
dowry. He gambled and raced and
wagered, and In tbe course of live
years be was ready to ask his dear
wife to sell her Jewels when she was
thrown from t horse and killed. This
made tbe financial situation worse
than ever, and after a few months of
mourning be decided to make another
exception In his case. Some one told
him of s wall paper manufacturer who
had made a great fortune and bad a
daughter who longed to marry a man
with a title. Sir John rode a hundred
miles to see the man. He found him
In the office of a great brick building
that was humming with Industry and
pouring smoke from its chimneys. It
was turning out wall paper of 147 dif
ferent patterns. Including twelve bunt
ing scenes. Sir John and his goat and
hit double chin and bald bead had to
be assisted Into tbe office, but be was
all business when be got there. Ha
pre-'-d bis title and offered himself for
sale. His price was a million and a
Tbe wall paper man demurred at the
price. He had been told that he onght
to catch the son of a lord for that fig
ure. Sir John stuck to his figures—not
a penny less. It wasn't every day In
tbe week that a air nearly sixty years
old who had gout, a bald head, weak
eyes and a bobble and who would
dump a wife into bis manor house like
a bag of oats and perhaps not see bar
again for six months was In tbe mar
ket His arguments were so convinc
ing that a bargain was struck, and tbe
wall paper man went home to tell bis
daughter that he had found her a hus
band. She replied that she waa very
glad, and In due time the gouty old
wreck came aloug and bad an Inter
view, and the papers were signed. The
marriage took place with a great deal
of pomp. Tbe father paid extra for
the pomp. Sir John bad secured an
other dove, but she differed from the
other two. She bad married him to
be Lady Gordou. She gave him to un
derstand that before tbe marriage and
directly afterward. Wheu dumped
down at tbe door of ber future resi
dence she gave him to understand It
for tbe third time. She said she hoped
never to set eves on him again except
by accident. He was more than satis
fied, and so It came about that they
had lieen married a year and badD't
met each other three times since the
wedding day.
Then Sir John began to fade, and the
doctor recommended a voyage to Ma
deira and return. He didn't think It
of enough consequence to notify bis
young wife. He bad seen by tbe soci
ety papers that she was still his wire
and was still dwelling under bis roof.
She saw by tbe papers that he was go
ing to Madeira, but ahe didn't aend to
his rooms and offer to darn hla socks
or send along a bottle of Jamaica gin
ger. He departed, and she did not
know tbe day. In about a fortnight
there was a second departure. Lady
Gordon had been prevailed upon by
young Perclval. second, third or fourth
son of Lord Perclval, to fly with him
on hla yacht He could borrow enough
money from the Jews and hla fellow
rounders to take them to some sunny
Island In the far Pacific, and they
would dwell there forever. If Lady
Gordon bad any qualms of conscience,
they were not recorded for tbe benefit
of posterity. If young Perctval's lord
of a father cared, it has not appeared
In evidence.
It was a sailing yacht. In due
time It sailed away. Whether It waa
blow that way la nothing to the case.
Blow they did, and the yacht
speeding In tbe right direction when
one dark night she crashed into a sail
ing vessel and was badly Injured,
four daya she lay rolling on the
with her crew seeking to make
pairs, bnt. unable to come at tbe leaks,
when a steamer hove In sight and bora
down to them. It was at once decid
ed to abnndou tbe yacht It waa
appointment to the elopers to
all their pittas knocked in tbe bead,
but they consoled themselves with the
reflection that they had done their
best to raise a scandal'and reach their
The big steamer, homeward bound,
was willing to take tbe unfortunates
aboard, and tbe transshipment waa
duly made. Young Perclval and Lady
Gordon had bad time to plan a little.
They were to pass on board as Mr.
Caruthers and wife, and as such they
did pass. They received many Intro
ductions and much sympathy, and the
thing was carried off bravely until
dinner time. Then they bad seats at
the captain's tabic, which happened
to have room to spare. They entered
the saloon to be observed by all. and
they had already taken their place*
when Lady Gordon found herself be
■tde ber liege lord. He bed been to
Madeira and stayed a day and waa
on hla way home. For just s min
ute tbe wife was observed to flush up
and turn pate and look around like e
banted animal Then BN John whis
pered in ber ear. and she was herself
again. What be said waa:
"Don't flutter yourself, dear. Your
old man will be willing to come down
with an extra half million to keep this
from the public."
That waa all. He never spoke to ber
again during the run to port and total
ly Ignored the mao with her. and be
fore dying, six months later, be paid
all hie debts and sent word to Lady
Gordon by ber maid not to let bis <to
tnlae keep ber out of society for mere
than a week. M. QUAD.
Professional Directory
•OKI, SAMMUta mux m. n.vxx
Attorney* el Lew
Wiggett Block Coeur d'Alene. Idaho
H. 1. HUBBARD S. f. Mill BAKU
Real Batate, Insurance and
Surety Bonds
Notanr Public Agents for Gardeudale
keen ( Exchange Acre Tracts
Nattsaei Bask
(Pupil of Maw. Man-bad, Pari.,
Voice Building and Artistic
enur MOL
Ie. L. gerrish
Licensed Land Suryeyor
and Engineer
Dollar Block Coear d* A lent. Idaho
Ur. j. h. mceucn
Cocar d'Alene, Idaho
Office: First Nat. Bank Block
TH0S. ferrott
Contractor * Builder
A Building 8upt
fill Garden 8t
Prosecuting Attorney of Kootenai Co
Rooms 14 and 15 Sander Block
Coeurd'Aieue, Idaho
Hobson &. parker
Heal Ksiate. ltitmnuiee. Honda, No
tary Public, Conveyance and land
Office 1'iqwrs Made, Collerttou* a
Room 5, Coeur d'Alene Bank & Trust
Jtutioo of Peace
Ocean Htaamablp Ticket*.
PUb *nd Uaine Mceuea*.
Wiggett Block Coear d'Alene
Manicuring, Scalp, Pacini Message
and Shampooing
Balts S Header Hlarh Pfceae MO 1
M u - tilde wood
i Year* ot ejprrieaoe and diploma A. ntrwl
North nl Oemeterv
Attorney*-*! tear
tuteratate Phone l«VJ
HUm: **>-907, OOKUR D'Al.ENK BANK A
Suter & Son
2IS Lakeside SI.
Highest Price Paid
Does Your Business Stationery
Represent or Misrepresent You
Users of Old Hampshire Bond are proud
to be known by the company they keep—
its the best—both paper and men.
The following extenaive improvements are now
under way:
A $950,000 Sawmill; a $90,000 Rail Road Depot;
a complete Sewer System; Gradinq Streeta;
Cement Sidewalks; a Water System. No assess
ments on the lots for these improvements.
Lots are Selling Rapidly
American Trust Co.
315 Sherman St.
Banking Security
is what the depositor is looking for. Absolute safety
with four per cent interest is better to many then higher
rate* end risks. We ofler the interest end the wscurity
for your business. Cell end let us talk it over with yon.
Coeur d'Alene Bank & Trust Co.
The Idaho Nursery Yard
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
This is a horn* industry; our nursery is iocs led three miles northeast of
Poet Fells, Idaho, where our stock of trees end shrabbrry Is propogsted and
grown. We ere in the martet to wholesale end retail trees aa follows:
CHERRIES—Bine, Royal Ann, Late end May Dnke, Montmorency.
APPLES—Rome Tleaaty, Jonathan, Bpi tarn berg, Wagoner. Etc
SHADE TREES, Ornamental Tram, Shrubbery, Climbing Vines and
Rosea a specialty One thousand room of the standard varieties.
(.'all and ace our atork before buying cteewhere.
A. D. GUILD, Pr eg rteto c
Having bought tbe entire Nnraery Stock of the Coenr d'Alene
N jraery, you cen buy cheep in the following:
FTrsTt come first served
Phone IS7L
R. R. No. I
Cold, bleak morning—hard, disagreeable work,
picked up dinner—what's the use. Try the
Coeur d'Alene Laundry : : Phone sot

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