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ARMORED CRUISER TENNESSEE
LAUNCHED AT PHILADELPHIA y - - i- c tnd T .u 4t ex . W e The armored cruiser Tennessee was launched Dec. 3, at the yards of Wil liam Cramp & Sons, Philadelphia. The christening party included Gov. Fra zier of Tennessee, and his staff, Mrs. Frazier and their daughter, Annie Keith Frazier, who was sponsor for the ship. Up to almost the moment when the big warship started down the ways, a drizzle of sleet and rain fell continu ously, but during the actual launching the sun shone through the clouds, the sky again b)ecomin ov-rcast shortly after the ship took the water. Miss Frazier carried a huge bouquet of American Beauty roses to which was attached a bottle of champagne, and as the vessel was about to take its initial dip she struck the prow two resounding blows, at the same time pronouncing the baptismal words in a clear voice. Immediately after the launch lunch eon was served in the mould loft. The Tennessee was completed five months ahead of the contract time. Gov. Frazier's party incluled Mrs. Frazier, Senator and Mrs. E. W. Car Min Annie K. Frazier. who christened the battleship Tennessee, is the daughter of the governor of Tennessee and is noted for her beauty. mack, Gen. H. H. Hanna, Gen. J. B. Pound, Gen. L. D. Tyson, Gen. J. H. Hardwick and Gen. R. E. Fort. Science Aiding Agriculture. The achievements of college profes sors in showing an industry of modest standing but fundamental importance how to enhance its production have reached monumental results. An Iowa professor, by inducing the farmers to make a scientific selection of seed and teaching them a more careful preparation of the ground, enlarged the corn crop of that state by about 100,000,000 bushels. A Maine profess or is showing how, by selection in breeding, hens can be induced to lay twice as many eggs as the ordinary fowls. Cornell professors are enlarg ing the old lesson on the increase of milk from cows. A Minnesota teacher has developed a handy and improved breed of wheat. A Nebraskan in the same line has outlined a plan of cul shoulI be marked "highly inflam venes next January wll have among igrees Anroni the U. Fniversity of Wchristecond in.the battleship Tenduatese, ofis the dunivgtersity. of hilthe gornot preponderating in memberd faws. Of tre ten members the senatey. numback, en. H.s meH ans that 5 per cent. J. B. of the aentordwick and Gen5 per cent of the. professor, by igraducingates of the farmUnivers to preparaity ofto of the ground, enlargedn. sity~ QtWi-an DOES AWAY WITH SPECTACLES. English Physician Has New Treat ment for Failing Sight. Optimists believe that Dr. Stephen Smith, surgeon of the eye department of Battersea Park hospital, Notting ham, England, has discovered a new treatment of the eye which will prac tically abolish spectacles. It is styled "manipulation of the eye" and is gen tle and gradual, occupying a few min utes daily. caugng no pain and having ro injurious effect of any sort. Some cases are cured in a week, and in all cases improvement is rapid. Thirty patients who had been oblig ed to wear spectacles for a long time have so far been treated by Dr. Smith and, with a single exception, all have discarded glasses and can now read, at either long or short distances, as well as people who have never needed assistance. The cures of myopia, hypcrmetropia and astigmatism are said to be perma nent.-Philadelphia Telegraph. Value of New Ideas. The recognition of the value of a new ilea, in regard to a business point, is leading employers to encour age criticisms and suggestions from employes in respect to the details of the business, thus util:zing their micro scopic view rather than depending solely on the bird's-eye view which is taken by the manager, says Success. A friendly feeling results from this attitude, and the employe takes a deeper interest in his work, develop ing his own capacity and helping the business. To see his idea carried out by his superiors puts new life into him and adds new enthusiasm to his ef forts. He will work harder to develop another point, and so win this appro bation, than he would for any other compensation. To Learn American Methods. Following the custom of the house of Rothschild of sending its young men abroad to familiarize themselves with business methods of foreign countries, two scions of the Vienna branch of the family of financiers have arrived in this country. They are Baron Alphonse and Baron Louis De Rothschild, son of Baron Albert De Rothschild of Vienna. Baron Al phonse has come to study American banking methods, and during his stay he will complete his education in finance under the direction of August Belmont in the New York banking house of August Belmont & Co. This is said to be the first time that a member of the Rothschild family has been sent to this country to perfect himself in financiering. Governor's Head Not Swelled. E. B. Brooks, just elected governor of Wyoming, is a big ranch owner and a great lover of outdoor sports. In re ply to a letter of congratulations from a friend he says: "If I could hire some decent fellow to take this gov ernorship job off my hands for a couple of years I would do it. Confi dentially, I don't think I ever wanted the job, but some people thought I couldn't get it and I thought I could. When the frills and didos get too thick I will telegraph you and we will sneak off to the ranch and go back into the mountains, put up a tent and I will smoke a corncob pipe again, fry the grouse and make the biscuit and we will lazy around and laugh at the world as we used to do." Master of "Hot Air." Frank Russell, secretary of the St. Joseph and Grand Island railroad, with headquarters at St. Joseph, Mo., re ceived a letter recently from a young man who wanted a pass. Before re questing the pass, however, the young man wrote about a page of "hot air" about Mr. Russell, "his good work" and "his bright future." In answering the note the railroad man said: "Dear Sir: I wish you would give me the ad dress of the man who built your fur nace. We have been thinking of heat ing our right of way between St. Joseph and Kansas City this winter and I believe the man who furnished your hot air machine could do the work nicely. Inclosed find the pass. You earned it." Morgan Protects His Photos. Following the lead of John D, Rock= efeller, J. P. Morgan has had a photo of his most recent portrait in oil copy righted so that the newspapers throughout the country will not be able to print it. So far as is known Mr. Rockefeller and Mr. Morgan are the only two Americans of the sterner sex who object to having their pictures reproduced in the papers. There are any number of society women who for= bid the photographers to give pictures for publication and some of them havp had their photos copyrighted. DEATH CLAIMS J. N. TYNER. Former Postmaster-General, Undet Cloud, Expires at Washington. Former Postmaster General James N. Tyner died at Washington I)ec. 5, aged 78 years. lie was burn in Brook ville, Ind., Jan. 17, 1s26. Mr. Tyner had never recovered his health sin:ce he was stricken with paralysis in July, 1902. Besides being postmaster gen eral, Mr. Tyner has held many offices of pullic trust. The stroke of paralysis which shat tcr~eld lr. Tyner's health occurred in July, 1 ,1m2, while he was assistant at torney general, and he never discharg edl the duties of his office after ft. Mr. Tyner has been identified'with the postal service most of the time since March, 1 il, when he was ag pointed a special agent in the depart. ment. The sensational climax to his official career occurred in April. 191t3, when he was removed by Postmaster General Payne following the taking by Mrs. Tyner and Mrs. Barrett of papers from the saw in the office of the as sistant attorney general, of which Mr. Tyner was then the head. Mr. Tyner was ill at home and the office was under investigation by postoffice in spectors. The postoffice department gave out a statement at the time Tyner and Barrett were indicted, which set forth that there were three indictments chagging Tyner and Barrett with con spiracy and two additional indictments charging Barrett with agreeing, while in office, to receive fees for services rendered or to be rendered in cases before him as an officer. It was charg ed that Tyner and Barrett investigat ed the business of bond investment companies and learned that they were all carrying on a business that involv ed fraud or lottery, or both, but that instead of recommending to the post. master genera! the issue of an order that would lprevnt the delivery of mail or the payment of money orders to those conc:nrns, and would thus break up their business, they conspir. ed to give the:u unobstructed use of the mails in order that Barrett might profit thereby. It was charged that Barrett formed a law partnership for the handling of the cases of these concerns before the department; that Barrett wrote a re port with Tyner's connivance, declar ing that while the business was ille gal as then conducted, the principle was right; that Tyner and Barrett procured the signature of the post master general to a letter written by Barrett stating that a reasonable time would be given for making over this business, during which time their use of the mails would not be interrupted. It was charged that this opinion was printed at government expense and sent to every known company, with a circular letter to each stating that the business of that company was ille gal; that about the same time-De cember, 1900-Barrett sent to each company an announcement that he had resigned from office and would handle their cases for them. Andrew Carnegie Borrowed Dime. Andrew Carnegie found himself on a street car in New York the other day without a cent in his pocket. A fellow passenger offered him the nec essary nickel, which was gratefully accepted. "Are you coming back again?" asked the stranger, who on receiving the affirmative reply, said: "Then you'd better take another niclk el." The multi-millionaire again ac cepted and asked the benefactor's card. This was forthcoming, and next day the good-natured passenger re ceived a case of champagne and a cordial note of thanks. Easy Escape from Dilemma. In the days when Mark Twain was an editor out west he was not so well off as of late years. One morning the mail brought a bill from his tailor, not an unusual occurrence. The boy who went through the mail called the fu ture humorist's attention to it. "And," added the boy, "he has written on the back that he wants a settlement at once." "You know what to do with such copy without asking," said Mr. T'ain. "Inclose it with the regular printed slip stating that all manu script written on both sides of the paper is unavailable." Disapprove of Games of Chance. Archbishop Farley of New York has notified the priests of his diocese that he intends to enforce the rule which makes it incumbent on the priests to seek the.permission of their bishop be tore holding fairs and euchre parties for the benefit of the .church. It was said at the cathedral that church euchres and fairs had not been for bidden, but that the authorities dis approved of them and only gave per mission in cases where their valueds clearly recognized and where they are hedged about with properprecautlona. "NIGHT AND DAY BANK." Oakleigh Thorne President of New Unique Institution. Oakleigh Thorne, who is to he presi dent of the new "night and day hank," at New York, is president of the North American Trust company, and an of leer in nearly a dozen other large financial concerns. He is prominent in social and club life. WHY SO FEW PRISONERS? Proof of Savagery in the Present War in the East. That the war now going on in the East is fierce beyond the precedent of any modern war is suggested by the small number of prisoners taken. In many engagements apparently no quarter is asked or given. The com batants fight to kill as well as to con quier. We hear of no prison camps nor of any great concourse of prisoners anywhere. Out of all the hundreds of thousands of men engaged on both sides we do not know that there are S5,00 anywhere taken from either side. We have no evidence that wounded men are killed on the field of battle, but that the number of killed far sur ipassts the usual ratio Ibetween killed, wtounded anti prisoners seems evident. It may be that the policy of thorough going slaughter is in the end quite as merciful as more humane methods would be, the object being to put out )f action as quickly as possible the greatest number of fighting men. It may be also that the savagery of this ^onflict will cause a reaction against all war.-Boston.Christian Register. Divorce and Occupation. There has always been a lower per p-entage of divorces among men en gaged in agricultural pursuits than in any other calling, not excepting the clergy, says the Baltimore American. Soldiers, sailors and marines, on the other extreme, show the highest aver age of marriage infelicity. Next among the high averages comes the hostlers, the actors, agricultural la borers, bartenders, servants and wait ers, musicians and teachers of music, photographers, paper-hangers, barbers, lumbermen, and so on, diminishing in ratio until the lowest average is reached, as before stated, among the farmers. Prosperity in Wall Street. Prosperity among Wall street bro kers has caused a general movement for larger offices. It is estimated that the leases signed within the past month by bankers and brokers intend ing to move into new offices will ag gregate an annual rental of over $2,000,000. Not for a long time, if ever before, has there been such a general moving into larger quarters, for, in the present market boom, financial firms can barely get men enough to handle their business, and in almost every active house the clerks are kept until 10 and 11 at night in order to keep up with the work. Pay of Various Armies. It may still be said of the soldiers of the army of the United States that they are the best fed, the best clothed, the best sheltered and the best paid troops in the world. The Slav soldier, who is fighting to maintain the pres tige of the Czar in Manchuria, receives only 12 cents a month. The little Jap, who is opposing him, receives only 60 cents a month. France pays her sol diers $1.74 a month, Germany pays her soldiers $2.50 a month and England pays hers $7.14. But the American roldier gets $13 a month in time of peace, with a 20 per cent increase in time of war. Millionaire Lover of Horses. C. K. G. Billings, for years a resi dent of Chicago, but now one of New York's millionaires, has no peer in this country as a gentleman horse owner. He now has about $350,000 invested in high-class horseflesh, and the cost of maintaining his stables is over $175,000 a year. Mr. Billings never bets a dollar on his trotters, he shuns the limelight and the animals he owns are never made conspicuous save by their speed and quality. It takes three score coachmen, harness cleaners, carriage washers and stable men to keep up the Billings equine establishment. Skin Culture. Skin culture is not one of the mod ern arts. It was practiced in ancient Egypt and in storied Greece, for cos metics used in the toilet for the nour ishing and brightening of the skin are as old as history. In our day massage and baths, as well as the general care of the health, are recognized as essen tlal to the glow that means a beauti ful complexion. Is it not that imncon scious desire for health as indicated through and by the skin which lies back of this universal demand for a beautiful complexion? TO PRESERVE OUR FORESTS. Men of Authority to Meet in Washing. ton to Discuss Subject. Early in the coming year an Ameri can forest congress will meet in Wash ington under the auspices of the Amer ican Forestry association. The con gress is called to consider the forests in theic relation to the g',' at industries closely deplendelnt on them. such as lumliering., transportation, irrigation, mining and grazing. Its intention in genieral is to guard intelligt ntly our forest re ouirce., aad bring to an end the ignorant aºnd destructive ravage of the lumberman anid the wood pulp man, who, left to themselves, would in a century denude the continent and plrovide the way for it to become a desert. The congress is of national impor tance, the President will address it, and its aims have the sympath! of everybody with sufficient intelligence to comprehend their bearing on the public welfare. The congress may bear in mind and flourish forth anew Humboldt's dictum that wherever man has appeared on the earth he has pre pared the way for his extinction by his destruction of forests. ARREST TWO BANK OFFICIALS. Violated Law in Making Loans to Mrs. Cassie L. Chadwick. C. T. Beckwith, president of the Citizens' National bank of Oberlin, Ohio, was arrested, together with his cashier, for a violation of the national banking laws in the loans made to Mrs. Cassie L. Chadwick. Democratic Railroad President. President George F. Baer of the Philadelphia and Reading railroad is one of the most democratic railroad presidents in the country. Show has no place with him. His tastes are far too simple to require the adjunct of attendants to dance at his beck and call. Nor is he given to dispatching messengers with mandatory requests to report at his office. Those whose business calls them to the Reading terminal in Philadelphia have time I and again seen Mr. Baer passing from his own to the offices of other officials micanus a coat. His recreatio n of the national bankfined very laws irgely the lo an occasional day rs.pent on his farm, near Reading.dic. Papal Edmocratict Agailroad Presidentg. The Pope is about to publish anof the Phenunciation against duelading. In de- s noucing a practice which he chare fac attendarizents a "stupidance at nachronism" beck and ages," hor is he goliness is as much actuateding toby civilreport as religious motives. The lawbusiness ofcalls the present day he considerseading and againnot sufficiently protect the passing fromdivid uhil's honor, and oe is ofin hopes of set tinusg on foot an energetinc legis con-lative mofined veryment which may have practical ay that the law should pal Edict Againstep in and oblige those whope inslt others to publisrove the an entruth of their assernciation againstor pay a severe Trusterizesd Vesuvius a Tstuid anachronism" and Iuch. a rmention Vesuvius they spoke of the middle bylava civil aracter of the soil around the volcano andws of the "mpresent day he sigconside thatrs do not sufficihad beentl bu protect the individ-mes." But ther e is no r eorded disturbancet ting on foot an energetic legChrisativean movtimes. In A. D. 79 came thave historactical bursting ofhat the law should step in and the oblverige those who insult others to prove the pei.truth ofAt their assertion or pay anot suspect.vere ed thated Vesuvius would do such an unheard-of the first writers begand vineto mentioyards ran Vesuviusp to the very topoe of the volcano and of thvillages "mand private villat of werthe scattered aboutrlier thane slopes Christian times.Had Poor Opinion of Aume the histor.ic F. Mabursting of the mountain and the overau whelming of Herulanenings andgo, and pewomi. At that time it was not suspect his den ed tihat Vesuvius would do such an hour, sunheard- thought of hing. Gardend Crawfornd vin ard"Oh, so, so." sup tohe replied. "He's hand volcanome and vllagezy and prconceivated, youvillas know, and all that, bbout he sloptrikes andme as being quite shallow and sadly lack Hading in knowledgepinion of Autthe world." F.Recently pMarion Crawford, famouted extracts asfrom the thular notion that travelering has at a dinner nedu cational value. Most touristw evenings agore, and wahis opinion, guided chiefly by the de-host as "Mr. sireaford" to a smartly dresseget good things to eat youn the hotels and twho firt with the foreign girls, and nlater the host asked they are sur-what knprised to find all themsat, but he strike as much Recently printored as at home. He commendsextracts from the sincerity of a party of Bavarians whoat played cards on th top of a high peak toedu pass away the time. An Irish dairyman, accused of add. Ing water to his milk, veh'mnently de nlied the ch'arge. It turned out that he had spoken the truth. He always put the water in first, and added the milk to the water. Cheatham's Laxative Tablets will cure any cold, and do it quick. They're guaranteed. The writer of short stories who suce Feeds in marketing his wars nowa. days sometimes wondlers if 1Maggie Tulliver,. little Nell or Col. Nawcome wou:d be allowed to die in a modern magazine office. All Up-to-Date Housekeepers use Defiance Cold Water Starch, ha. cause it is better, and 4 oz. more of it for same money. Put a growing plant under red glass and it shoots up very tall and spindly. Green glass causes a similar effect, but not quite so strongly marked. Blue g!as, on the other hand, seems to dwarf vegetable growth. They Should. "My honest conviction, based upon my own experience and that of my friends, is that 'Hunt's Cure' will cure a larger per cent of skin troubles, especially of an itching variety, than any other remedy. Certainly those afflicted with any form of itch should try it." J. O. Monroe, Atchison, Kasa 50c per box. There is no organized community of Jews anywhere in Japan excepting at Nagasaki. The synagogue there was built by a Japanese woman who had married a Jew. When he died she built the synagogue in his memory. Why It Is the Best is because made by an entirely differ ent process. Defiance Starch Is un. like any other, better and one-third moure for 10 cents. Tea is held by "Good Health" to be not, strictly speaking, a temperance drink. It is not taken as a food nor as an innocent relish to food, but for its fascinating effect on the nervous sys. tem. Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Ryrp. Por children teething, softens the gums, reduees bf i IA anuuu, alLrs paDn, ut.; whd c:os1i. 25c s bott A Pittsburg educator tells us cooks are paid more than teachers. Oh, well. one must eat, while, on the other hand, at a pinch a man can make his mark to a contract involving millions. Ask Your Druggist for Al!en's Foot.Ease, "I tried ALLEN'S FOOT-EASE recent, ly, and have just bought another supply It has cured my corns, and the hot, burning and itching sensation in my feat which was almost unbearable, and I would not be with. out it now.--Mrs. W. J. Walker, Camdeu, N. J." Sold by ail Druggists, c. Bulgarian newspapers give the names of two doctors of philosophy who have taken the teachings of Tol' stol so much to heart that one of them has become a cobbler and the other a bootblack. Every housekeeper should know that if they will buy Defiance Cold Water Starch for laundry use they will save not only time, because it never sticks to the iron, but because each package contains 16 oz.-one full pound-while all other Cold Water Starches are put up in i-pound pack ages, and the price is the same, 10 cents. Then again liecause defiance Starch is free from all injurious chem icals. If your grocer tries to sell you a 12-oz. package it Is because he has a stock o hand whlch he wishes to dispose of before he puts in Defiance. He knows that Defiance Starch has printed on every package in large let ters the figures "16 ozs." Demand Defiance and save much time and money and the annoyance of the Iron sticking. Defiance never sticks. It is permissible for a barber to scrape an acquaintance, but he should draw the line at bleeding him. McCANR'B DETECTIVE AGENCY, Houston, Tezas, operates the largest forces of competent detecives in the Bogth Give them a calL A man never gets much hold on heaven when he grasps humanity with just two fingers. Insialst on Getting It Bome grocers say they don't keep Defiance Starch. This is b'cause they have a stock on hand of other brands containing only 12 oz in a package, which they won't be able to sell first, because Defiance contains 16 oz. for the same money. Do you want 16 oz. instead of 12 o. for same money? Then buy Deflance Starch. Requires no cooking. If a man can get into a bank after banking hours, he considers himself a prominent citizen. Defiance Starch should be in every household, none so good, besides 4 oz. more for 10 cents than any other brand of cold water starch. No woman can wear a new dress without in some way advertising iti newness. When a woman wishes she were a duchess it has something to do with a pearl necklace. The light of one life shines farther Sthan the brilliancy of a century's logic. The rainbow of love always looks best against the black clouds of hate. A well filled purse, with its attend ants of maids, mantuamakers and mUl" liners, works wonders. They who plow the sea do not car, ry the winds in their hands. In the course of time the oldest in. habitant becomes a survivor. Female criminals, as a rule, have larger feet and hands than good womr en.