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The Colfax Chronicle
Published by Chronicle Ptg. Co., Ltd
H. G. GOODWYN, Managing Editor.
COP ra LOUISIANA
Philadelphia is offering a bounty on
rats to get the fleas off them. A tick
Naturally the baseball fans find in
the restored Venus of Milo a southpaw
with good curves.
The price of steel hoops has been
advanced $2 a ton, but not because
boopskirts are coming in.
A Minnesota health official says the
only place to kiss a woman is on her
photograph. Not on your tintype!
A man recently found $4,000 in an
old mattress he was going to burn up.
Probably some one left it to the hair.
The next thing to become popular
is the auto milk cart. Then well
probably find gasoline in the bottles.
A New York suffragette says: "I'm
thirty-eight, and I don't care a whoop
for the men!" Probably it's mutual.
A New York woman of eighty is
starting to learn a trade. A person
is never too old to learn, even in New
"Is heat a substance?" asks the Lit
erary Digest; and any householder can
tell the magazine that heat is an ex
Less than 1.000,000 New York chil
dren took advantage of the public
baths last year. Childhood is ever
If they could only kill a few more
bandits as they did that one at Delta.
Cal., it might discourage the business
of train robbing.
And perhaps the worst thing the
recent campaign inflicted upon a long
saeering country was the mongrel
A Bantu tribesman has been discov
ered with forty-five wives. If the
tribe allowed suffrage, no doubt he'd
be perpetual king.
A fire in a snuff factory put the
Chicago fire department out of com
mission. A fire of that sort is noth
lag to be, sneesed at.
They say that the new diamond
weighing 1,649 car .s is a little off
eolor, but, itf so, we have seen neckties
that would match it.
A western telegraph manager adver
tses for "girls with wheels." He
ought to find them by going to any
moving picture show.
All the song birds migrate to the
south except the particular kind that
welts on the big cities for the open
iag of the opera sesbes.
Christmas trees from New Lngland
are to be quarantined. The next
thing we know they will be fumigat
-Mg Banta qaus' whiskers
A railroad company is asked to pay
0-00,000 for the death of a chimpan
see. Evidently its owner is not eager
to work for his living now.
A bird said to be a French owl was
eaptured by a policeman. France is
the last country in the world to think
at for producing anything owlish.
A New York bigamist has been sen
tenced to prison for five years, one
year for each wife. Why not make
him live one year with all five wives?
Real babies are to be used in a
adsool of mothercraft at Aeton, rEng.,
where girls will be taught the art of
Infant management. Poor little lkids!
Chicago has a school for brides, bat
am guarantee of a position goes with
A Philadelphia man has died, leav
hag $100,000, without any indication
of where he wants it to go. However,
the lawyers will set it. faut the same.
When an artiste arrives at New
TYork from Europe, carrying 50 pslrs
- ashoes you may rest assIed that
abe Ia either a centipede or a dancer.
It Is maintained by a Boston anLs
tr -that it is possible to mary and
Seomsrtagrbly on $15i a week. It is
Ipsble -at lest to marry on that la
The ew Zeppelln airships ame
agpped with kitchens and the al
nsral of garbage from them is. of
esae, a matter of the attraetin of
The horse ao longer smells the bat
Re ahr of. The enemy atar of now
gets a whiff from the approaching
war auto when the wind is blowing
China has no forests. Tbere are no
woqs for her unpopular politicians to
A New York corporation has
guaidated because women are giving
up pettlecats. And some husbands
-a IIquidating because they won't
gve ap petticoat rule.
The Japs are reported to be taking
o American bee in the hope of grow
hag taller. After they get the butch
es' bi they will find it really leaves
*em very mcMh shorter.
FOUR BRIDES OF THANKSGIVING WEEK
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Four chsarming young women of Washington became wives Thanksgiving week. They. were, as numbered in
the illiustratton, Miss Alice Wright, daughter of Justice Wright of the supreme court of the District of Columbia,
who was married to Robert F. Vedder; Miss Eleanor Cuzllom Ridgeley, granddaughter of Senator Cutllom of Illi
nois, who became Mr. Harry Parker; Miss Alice Gates Boutell, daughzter of the minister to Switzerlatnd, whows
married to John Brooks LIdd of Boston, and Miss Laura Merriam, daughter of the former governor of Mbinez.
iota, who wedded James F. C~urtis,& assistant secretary of the treauy.
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DEAD JAPS ON SHIP
Weird Adventure of Engineer Off
Coast of China,
Seaman Supposed to Have Been
Drowned Climbs Aboard Deserted
Vessel and Wonders at the
Mystery of Sallors' Fate.
New York.-If Bansal, the Japanese
poodle and prized possession of Wil
liam Tweeddale, chief engineer of the
Tweeddale, chief engineer of the
British tramp steamer Atholl, now dis
charging her far East cargo at the
American docks, Staten island, could
talk he would unfold a strange tale of
the southern Pacific. But the story of
how Bansai came into the possession
of Chief Tweeddale is strange enough
a tale In itself. Before joining the
Atholl, Tweeddale was second en
gineer of the tramp steamer Viscar,
and were that steamer's log to be had
and the pages turned back to a year
ago the drowning at sea of Banzal's
owner would be noted.
"r m a drowned man and that's all
there is to it," remarked Tweeddale to
a reporter, as he began the story of
Banzal. "I haven't seen the Viscar
since the night I was drowned in the
South Pacific. but I've heard from my
old chief, and he says I'm carried on
the log as drowned, and that the ViS
car's log is truthful in all things, and
drowned I must remain.
"it was about this time last year
that I was 'drowned.' The Viscar had
touched in at Japanese ports sad was
kicking her way south to Singapore.
I had just been relieved of my watch
below by the third and had gone to
the rail for a breath of air. The night
was stifling hot, and whether I had
got too much heat or what I don't
know, but I was taken with a sort of
"I came to with a sudden shock. I
was in the water.
"It dawned-en me mighty quick that
no one had seen me go overboard and
that It might be a couple s bhears be'
fore I was missed. I shouted a bit
more and then I began to save my
breath and swim.
"Well, sir, I had some funny
thoughts. First I began to wonder
how long I could keep up, and decided
that by taking things easy I was good
for five or six hours and daylight, for
I had gone overboard at midnight I
was beginning to tire a bit, and It
was something of an effort to keep
"Then, sir, I saw a sight that brought
a howl of Joy out my lungs. Sweep
ing along toward me, with all sail
set, was a one-masted vessel. I began
to swim toward her, yelling 'Help'
every few strokes, but not an answer
ing cry did I hear. I thought it
strange, for the vessel was almost on
me, but it wasn't for me to wonder
about such things with a chance for
life so near at hand, and so I bumped
alongside as the boat came by me.
Luckily I saw a rope hanging over the
side and got hold of it, or 'd never
be in New York or any other earthly
harbor this day. Finally, with one
last awful effort, I drew mysel$over
the side and fell in a hlsp on the
deck. I sat up with a stalt and there
was a blooming puppy dog what had
been licking the side of my face. That
there pup was BanzaL
"Well, sir, I had come aboard into a
pretty mess. The vessel was a one
sticker and was running under main
sail, topsail and jibs, but not a sign of
a human being did I see. I got up
and went aft, and there doubled up
near the wheel was a dead Jap. The
fellow was curled up like a fellow
who fallen asleep and had tried to
keep himself warm by rolling into a
"I went down into the cabin and
there stretched out on the floor were
four more Japs. It certainly gave me
the creeps to look at them. They all
had the same ghastly expression on
their faces and the same wild look
in their eyes as the fellow up on deck.
I looked about expecting to see salgns
of a struggle, but everything was as
ship shape as could be.
"The more I looked at those dead
men the more the idea stuck to me
that they had seen something that had
literally frightened them to death.
What it 'as you can guess as well as
me. I've often tried to figure out
an explanation of those dead Japs,
but it's beyond me. The bodies were
in a good state of preservation, so
the men couldn't have been dead long.
"Well, the first thing I did was to
heave those Japs overboard.
"I kept on westward for about four
days and then late one afternoon I
sighted a steamer low down on the
horison. Then I saw the steamer be
ginning to slow down. I ran up as
close as I could and they lowered
away a lifeboat to reach my ship. As
soon as it palled alongside I picked
up Bansal and Jammed into the
et and was taken to the steamer.
e sailboat jomnryed a as I had l.t
her, all sails set and heading into the
setting sun. She was a ship of
mystery. Where she came from, what
had happened to her cew and where
she went I don't know and never
DEER IN A CROWDED STREET
Animal Startles Pedestrians in Clnoln.
nati Until Finally Caught by Mem
ber of Salvage Corps.
Cincinnati, Ohio.-Shortly after noon
recently the crowded down town
streets were thrown into confusion
when a deer ran down Walnut street
and turned into Seventh avenue. The
animal finally plunged through a large
plate glass window. Emil Stagnaro of
the Salvage corps, with a number of
firemen, captured the animal.
DISCUSS FREEDOM OF AIR
Jurists of the World Are Torn Over
Sovereignty of Spae. Above
London.-In the sixteenth aiM
seventeenth centuries the tiarsts of
the world poured forth learned
treatises on the freedom of the seas
and in those days Rnglishmen were
the great champons of the doctrine
of mare Iberum, while the Continental
scholars upheld the notion of mare
Today the jurists of the world are
busy with the discussion of the free
dom of the air., and the roles are
reversed. English professors almost
unanimously maintain the doctrine of
sovereignty over the air, space above
the territory, while their colleagues
abroad insist that the state has no
The need for the assertion of state
sovereignty is implicitly recognized in
our aerial navigation act of 1911.
which empowers the government to
interdict flying over any area when it
At the same time the principal of
state sovereignty does not interfere
with the right of innooent passage
through the air which the comity and
Intercourse of nations require.
Subject only to preeautions neces
sary for the safety of the subjacent
population' and public security liberty
to fly over the land will doubtless be
accorded by the state to foreigners
as well as nationals.
The position will be similar to that
taken up in regard to territorial we
tars, says the Law Journal, through
which there is a right of inaeesat ps
sage to all vessels, though they are
subject to the domnion of the neigh
In fact, the air juridically resembles
not the open ocean, bet the marginl
SHOT BY BOYHOOD ENEMY
Youth He Had Sent to Prisea la 170
Gets *itter Revenge After
Denver, CoL-M. A. Root, member
of a Denver tobacco irm, was shot
and seriously wounded at his home
by a man he says he recognised as a
boyhood enemy of Ripon, Win Root
was taken to the county bospital.
where it was said there was a chance
for his recovery.
Root said the trouble started In
1870, shortly after he left school in
Wisconsin, when his home was robbed.
He said he recognised the burglar as
James Divianey. He had Divhiney
arrested and he was sentenced to the
penitentiary. At that time, Root de
clares, Dlvinney swore vengeance.
Several times in the last fiftteen
years, since he has resided in Denver.
Root has been attacked, shot and once
locked in his safe and nearly suffo
cated. On each occasion Root de
elares he recogised his assalant aI
Navy to Test Battleships With Corrugated Nisr
W ASBINGTON.-Corrugated battle
ships will be the subject of tests
this winter by Naval Constructor pe
rid W. Taylor, on duty in the bureau
of construction and repair, in the nu
val testing tank at the Washington
yard., Four vessels for the merchant
service have been built in England on
this plan. Two outward curves, 23
inches deep, run the length of the
ships between the load line and the
bilge. Between the convex curves is
a concave surface of equal depth.
This partial application of the tube
principle greatly Increases the
strength of the hull. Si much
strength is added that the stringer
plates may be dispensed with. This
increases the space available for bulk
cargo. In addition, however, it is said
that the corrugated hull saves fuel
and lessens the efect of waves oa
the steadiness of the ship.
English reports indicate that a cor
rugated hull will save -16 per cent. in
fuel over the cost of driving a smooth
hull of equpl displaeemeat Two mod
els, of equal weight and dimensions,
each about twenty feet long, will be
Postal Depost Savings Show Average of $
P OTTMASTUR General Frank H.
Hitchcock made public the other
day the latest available 8gares show
ing that the deposits in postal savings
depositories have now reached the
sum of $28,000,000. The system was
Inangarated January 3, 1911, but
most of the deposits have been made
within the last, year.
The deposits represent 2M!,0 ndi
viduals, making an average of $80 per
depositor. The system is now opera
ed In 1,T?7 postoaces, in every one
of the fortýeight states, inelr4tng 644
According to the sgures compile
by the controller of the curreae the
talal amount of the deposets i the
savings banks of the country In 1111
was $4,21t2,836. This amount was
deposited in 1,884 beaks by 1,764,647
individual depositors, and the average
savings bank account bor each depoe
Itor was $432.00. Comparison of these
s*sti cs rbows that the average
amount held by each savings bank
depositor was about ive times the av
erag amount held by each postal say
angs bank depositor.
According to the report of the eon
troser of the arrency, the postal say
Army Officers on Detached Duty to Be Removed
t T a ow estimated at the wasr d
pertnent h4t more tban 56 per
I cent. of all army ocers now on d.
. tacked service will have to be r*
a moved from their present posts at
I once, owing to legislation by congress
durlng the last sesseon. This means
- that more than half of the omcers now
Sserving as military attaches at Amer
i caa lIgatlons sad embassLes abroad,
s Instrvctors In the military academy
r at West Point, as nstructors Ia the
Army Service schools, as lstrauctors
oi state militia organisatons and as
Instructors In various military acade
Smies In foreign military schools wll
be ordered beal to their regIeats.
r The - lw, os ue e Coe pat It, Is
.szcessrely mandatorr," IssamChas
SSpanish Minister Rsjie in Fifty Suits, Et
Spank Mnasfe, .
IT was stated in a a thetle qurter
the other day that the sasish m-i
i,er. enw D Jana oamsa, has N
suit of clothes ad a arruspondlnt
ly lrUs number of esessories. Spa
ean ad pse~bd ly equipped quarters
are required to accommodate this
wassobe, and n aelecting the ne_
l sai special attention was paid to
The present lHation, In New namp
ire avenue, has commodions dress.
lag rooms and closets for eah suite.
bpt such an outat as Senor Riano's In
order to be easily handled and so
eeaible has to have a room to itselt
and, If possible, o - bilt for the puer
The garments are classied, .nd
that they may be easily found an i
vetory is fstned on the door. Ae.
eording to the mast advanced authorL
ties "wet" and "dry" rooms are neces
sary for the complete wardrobe. The
"wit" room removes the creases and
takes the place f spouing; athe "dry"
roam hardens the costume to the lines
it has taken.
Whether Senor ao's new boen I.
constructed here, one with a eras
gated and the other with a plain hall
Each will be attached to the trave~lg
crane which spans the experlmeatal
tank at the Washington nary rad,
and the resistance of the models b
the water when pulled at a given ra
of speed will be accurately reitS3le
on the delicate gauges attached to.the
crane. If the corrugated hull preARs
less resistance to the water the !bel
will, be Instantly indicated ea m't
gauges. No vessel of this type has yet
been constructed In this country. 'Th
Arst corrugated vessel was builth t
England In 1909.
Capt. . a. Maclwatne of the B*
Ish navy, recently asked the admdrsl
to make a test of corrugated ehips.
He spent a month on the Balte icn
ship In which the ordinary etlE lips
heel is replaced by a keel beslb'
deep horitsotal corrugations. His b
servationas. convince him that the eesP
rgated ship is vastly superior to tie
ordinary type In strength, staMbUt
speed and carrying capacity. Capta
Maendwane claimed that the ideu s
the corrugated ship was worksd obi,
by Arthur H. Haver, a naval arsli)
The seventh vessel of the tae '
come Into existence is now be aing1i
for Norway. The British o Ser nal
that a corrugated vessel Ip
about twenty per cent. frther I
the same amount of coal than a pl$In
ship of asimilar dTM.Ins.
a warship means elthe InaessN
effective range or inerease of
lags beak of the UnltedaK agd .
1910 hel $112,ttie6 out, t of a
total ofSo $1.r7.s6 to Ptvs.. .ii
pptal sirtags beaks. I1 reaEa
boss the postal sasiags daeposi~ t
United States are aboat oehalt
On per enat, of the osinetble
ist tapostal depostotrlerwaa6
beaks, while the Unatted
the postal savings oasUintia
1% per ent. of the bosm4asts
its in pdrvate sad postal ssvbn a ..
na Prame, acordiag to the .W L
available gates, the postaglu
la INS aggregated $3I16,45M .,
average at about $57 iaor esh .detsi
Postmaster General mltebees a
ares show that 7.857 banks havew .;
fled to receive postal saviags tfead,
It requires that any officer resp .r
for a failure to obey It to tihe .1
shall forfeit his pay and
Consequently every omcer who has
not served at least two of the Ibm~att
years In command of troops wilt 1IA
to return to his regiment beiarw Use
cember 15. It has also been found Wb
the law oicers of the war depsrtmze
that about a third more of the o /'w
on detached service will have to iS.
removed within six months. A lsA
number of officers on detached f
in Washington are caught prttr. m
verely by this order.
It Is said that there are officers
have not been with their ceoa ~i
for years, as they have had 1.
enough to keep them in easy jboh
In Washington, where they e
their stunts and not half try. sad
in the rest of the time deoing
Washington soceltey without
army and navy oaoers is mighty aimp
There has always been fea fa li
fluence to keep plenty of the
men on detached duty In W
Of course, this order of
obligatory. . .
prowtd with aMt ibte cmsaet' `
not known, but that every meatn h
been adopted to keep the mdalst t
"best dressed man i town," as, ý"
was esasidered In Paris whesn~
neoted with the Spanish embaasie
thers, is certanla.
And It may be mentioned In
connection that as mueh care Is etir
seed In the selection and proper
preservatlo of the socalled aces
series" as In the actual sults. These
"accessories" Include many articles
of personal adorniment little known to
the ordinary man, but are considered
abselutely ecepsary in mind of the.
Spanish Des. Of coarse, under this
head, be considered r nt, ths
err iatest In hats, lov and dea,