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KILL MOSQUITOES BY ALL MEANS.
Surgeon General of the United States Says That Is
the Only Way to Stamp Out the Disease.
the yelIow :, .- !' ,n lest n.ght,
Surgeon G(tner:i. \ ';:::an , calred ihat
it could flot . 0 ' " n . I lI nz (Ipr'sO ,d
upon the P up i: . Sut'hern stawes
that the on..' -J",' V: :o Irvt'eLnt ' het
spread of Y ,w fi' r is to sclctreen
esery per-'r n ho htJ'i ie.,s any fov
erfwhater, :''t inst thel mlOs
quitosb by sn'Io 'hri1'nt ion of the
0tss andl by :: : p:hu, on all
pools and waer· r,, (liac,'.' v.here th,
germ.-onveyine 'I:,in : ,s might
"Generally s:,.a 'i:,, ' tI' t rrirory:'
subject to yv.!a, fWer invsion is all
aestates s,,1 ," .lasii and Dixon's
he with tIi cxc 1::.n of C.lr Iln
sountainols ,,al' and Uohir
points where nlbl,)s(Initoes are not to
b found." saidi hi. "lf there were
somosquitos t'here won!ll Ihe, no yel
low fever. £ll', tVIr'v 'onnitunity
subject to the di.-sl s hollld at onle
egin a warfare agannst mosquito,-s.
This should le dbne by sulphur fmtni
gation of hoius&s anLd destruction of
breeding p1laces by drainage and the
use of crutlde p rolelni.
"It is hoped that th ese. principle),
which were fully proven to be correct
in HIavana and in Lare,:o two years
ago, will he Iut into general practice
anrd will be effect'ive
"In Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, where
very little anti-mosquito work was
done, 50 per cent of tho popu0lation
contracted the disease. In Lare(do,
Texa:;, diretly across the river, where
after October 1, I:i): the fever cases
Wiere screen[, W.to ,.a !ols oiled an I
infecr ed places Idis:nf, et: to kill nios
quittes, It 'a. eases were levelopedI in
a poplulation of I,.'),0o, 'onstitutilg
about 1i Dper cent of the polpulation.
Thie pract:tial results obtainled by
dra'inage. mosquito destrilct ion, the
prompt screening of all fever p)atients
ai(l screenling of water containers show
that this disease can be controlled by
mlieastlres exelusively directed toward
"The fever in New Orleans now is
not as badI an outbreak as in 1.597.
At that timul the fact that the dlis
ease is co(nveyed bi y niosoqtlitoes had
not been discovered. To war on nios
quitoes is the way to check the dis.
NOTED AUTHOR TO WED.
Myra Kelly of New York, celebrated
as the author of "Little Citizens," and
otier stories of child life in the poor
quarters of INew York, is said to be
engaged to Allan MacNaughton, pres
ideat of the Standard Coach Horse
.eapany of New York. His home is
a an estate of 2,000 acres at Tea
sck, N. J.
The Fever Situation.
New Orleans, La.: Following is the
report,regarding the yellow fever situ
atioe at 6 p. m. Friday:
New cases ................. .... 21
Total cases to date ..............227
Deaths Friday ...................
Deaths to date .................. 47
New foci ..................... . 8
Of the deaths Friday one occurred
at 1the emergency hospital and was
oof the cases transferred there the
ly before. That institution now has
:*teen cases under treatment and
day discharged its first patient as
The deaths Friday were: Joseph
edalara, Joseph Burling and Nuncia
Washington: The isthmian canal
e.s3sion yesterday received a cable
:! , from General Magoon report
1 _three deaths fom yellow fever, as
*. 8 *n : Jacob Pioth, American em
whose home was at Pittsburg,
º; Alfred Bron, American employe,
I Wdied at Colon; J. C. Sutherland,
: can employe, whose home was
~flSweva, W. Va., died at Culebra.
A Nervy Brute,
<4hibtfield, N. J.: A negro believed
Charles Long, who murdered
Cunningham, of Trenton,
later escaped from Dismal Swamp
"` Plainfield, attempted yester
ItOcarry off one of the little girls
fresh air camp. The negro failed
attempt to get away with the
girl, although he dragged her
into the woods. There he
S to leave her and flee for
Is Not Yellow Fever.
, Ala.: James Gib)bony & Co.,
-for the Munson steamship line,
a cablegram from their Ha
pn~t yesterday afternoon that
er Mobile was not all with
fever. Physicians have decid-.
- lot yellow fever.
The arrest of forty-two
ded a riot which began with
on two non-union teamsters (
and Van Buren streets.t
500 men and women were E
Cannel Islands: The
Which went ashore on the
Of this island is the French
ignac from Rosario, June
.een. She remains on the D
hbad position. lier cargo of
TROOPS TO BORDER.
Governor Vardaman Takes Drast:c
New Orleans, July 29.-A sensation
was sprung in quarantine circles last
night by the warlike action of Major
James K. Vardaman, governor of Miss
issippi, whose severe criticisms of the
New Orleans health authorities threat
en to involve him in a personal con
troversy with Governor Blanchard of
Louisiana. Governor Vadaman has de
tailed Colonel C. C. Wyatt, inspector
general of the Mississippi National
Guard, to mobilize the state troops on
the Louisiana line as quarantine
guards. Eleven men under command
of Major Brown of the Cameron Light
Artillery have been sent to Gulfport
for quarantine duty.
The presence of armed soldiers on
the Louisiana boundary will prompt
bitter feelings against Governor Var
daman and the state of Mississippi,
which has refused to allow passenger
and baggage communication from
New Orleans. The troops are doing
quarantine duty on the east bank of
Adjutant General Fridge of Governor
Vardaman's staff said last night that
the whole of the state militia would be
camped on the boundary line if the
present quota of troops was found in
sufficient to keep refugees out of
Governor Blanchard yesterday gave
out an int:.'view calling on Governor
Vardaman to produce proof of his
statement that "the usual dissimula
tion was practiced by the health au
thorities of Louisiana and New Or.
RUSSIAN PRINCE DEFIES CZAR
Prince Alexis Dolgorouki, who has
defied the czar by permitting the
zemstvo congress to convene in his
palace, is a leader in the movement to
dethrone the czar. Prince Dolgorouki
although an aristocrat, is one of the
leaders of the liberal party. He op
poses revolution, but declares that
there must be an end to the bureau
cracy. He favors a constitution and
a definitely limited monarchy, with a
Pensacola, Fla.: R. H. Burton, for
mer deputy circuit court clerk, was
convicted of falsifying the records and
Norway Will Accept.
Chistiana: The special committee
of the storthing, to which was referred
the government's proposal for a refer
endum on the dissolution of the union
with Sweden, has unanimously decided
to recommend the acceptance of the
Havana Is Rigid.
Havana: On account of the an
nouncement of discovery of a case of
yellow fever in Tampa, the steamer
Martinique, ,whi'ch arrived yesterdlay
from Miami, has been quarantined.
MUST HAVE CHARMED LIVES.
A Brood of Larks Hatched Out in Nest
A pair of larks whi'cih I ill their
IOst (ol1 the racec(,Ours( at l-:''! , park,
Staffordshire, ani aret raising a i ,
fal i!y, have lht-in Iataken iii um r i l..i : ,t
vial Nllriol,( ,ion ofI the (lrand D)iill' 3..
l ·ence' at l,:'',t' M, ar ,:. :ays tii e !,rntl,,n
\V -if ho], ' s lt'ia'el las' i le - (' ' i Vtnr't
t'ltl al( ' l,' ltak tiie larks' l st was
di.1\I , t'e h ilu th!!l, rae". 1 ( urs.; near thet
wi nil nil- pI ;t.
of cail'r'.tt's alnd tilt' o'l'oav t'( of ieUidh'
!;0st hald ;ýsciwll ,e injulry.
Mark'ls of horses' h1oots and carriage
wheels wer, foune d )tnrilul tt close' to
the l:rL ' ll ttl ot., anld in tol t'o eaose
a wheel had etvidtently just ratazed tlhe
tto utr ledge.
The (;rand l' eI .hMichael was tohl
of tht strallg' disleu ery and \'tnt to
linspet'l th nh est. Tch, r e l;.'lr a; alltheltr '
day's riacing., htt it was tihulihlt use
lei-s to l'ave' tlt' ln '. reI('loved, and so
it was ag in lleft 1) the eo1' of PI'ro i
Again, i Thuilrsday. Ogti'rt (''owils
Ihrliongetl the rac('ecoill. lRat e horses
andl carlias oeis. d anrllc e(.rosstted
the Spot selecte,! by thl birds, hlot
gain the nlist escaned seathless.
when the 4ts; was examinedl rt'
centily it )was foond that thre youing
haiis w'erer haltheti out and the i llar
I ent iiirdt s were bus fe etding it'h
Ti' graindt uitihe was informed of
the birds' presrv'l'ation and he at onlce
isstted illstructions to the It e ot l I the
estate' to carefully guard the laiks and
MISHAPS TO GREAT PAINTER.
Verestchagin Did Wonderful Work
with Mutilated Hand.
A gtol) of wiar cuorr'sl;o ndl nts wnro '
talking about the unhappy Russian
"D)id you evc r notice his right
hand?" one >aid.
"Indeed, yes.' said another. "How
deformed it was. It seemed incapable
of creating those grim picttires.'"
"Verestehagin," resumed the first
correspondent, "once held up his right
hand efor e me with a sad smile. The
thumb was gone. 'A leopard.' he said,
'bit my thumb to the hono-it had to
be amputated.' The middle finger
stuck straight out. he could not bend
it. 'A bullet once passed through this
finger, leaving it good for nothing,' he
said. Then he moved the hand about
with an odd, stiff motion. 'Several of
the small bones.' he explained, 'were
shattered in a fall from a pony on the
steppes. The muscles have been stiff
"Verestchagin's right hand endured
much before in the end it sunk in the
cold sea, but it never lost its cunning
with the brush."
Use Little Milk or Cream.
The government investigators find
that comparatively little milk Is con
sumed in most southern cities. The
amount per capita in Richmond is not
quite one-half a pint. which is about
as high an average as in any other
southern city, while at Pensacola it is
as low as tone-fifth p:nt, and in Me
bile less than one-tenth pint. What is
true of the consumption of milk is
even more true of the consumption of
cream. It can be said, according to
these investigators, that practleally
no cream is sold in the south for use,
as it is used in other parts of the
countr-y. For instance, they declare,
that "to buy cream for use in coffee
or with fruit Is unhleard of"-a state
ment that appears somlewhat exager
ated. The making of ice cream is set
down as the principal use of cream
in Southern cities.-Louisville Cour.
Ruins of Old Roman Town.
Rooting up the foundations of an old
building in the hamlet of Gourgom,
near Meude, has broutght to light the
buried ruins of a great city of Roman I
Gaul, of which all vestiges had perish- I
ed. This was the city of Veyrune, I
known to have been in existence in
the third century of our era, and be- I
lieved to have been overwhelmed by
some great catastrophe. The very
site was unknown. A detail of some
interest connected with the discovery
is that the buried ruins are almost
under the spot where Du Gueselin
died. There has been found among
them a fine silver urn contaniing a
large number of Roman coins, almost
fresh from the mint and beautIfully a
preserved. They bear the effigies of f
the Empress Julia, Maximlan, Alexan J
der, Severus and other emperors.- f
Good-Morning and Good-By.
Sweet. familiar meaulows.
Beneath a tranquil sky,
There's a whisper in your shadow, t
Of "good-morning" and "good-by-"
Bright stream. seaward flowing, e
With swie-test song a"d sigh. d
You murmur still to vale and hill:
"Good-mornhlig. and good-byt" It
Theres a drcam of hearts that sever
A thought of dieams that die;
Forever ai'd forever.
-Good-morning, atld good-byh."
Work for Landscape Gardner. a
Frederick Law Olmsiead of New n
!ork has been invited by the Yale 9
corporation to become the landscape r'
architect for the extensive Hillhouse s
property. which on August 1 will pass p
to the corporation and which will be C
developed as a park and botanical gar- c
den in connection with the Yale for C
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Fell Hard. a
Her voice fell to a whisper.
In after years she used to point to cI
this circumstance as ezp!aining why it w
was so badly cracked I
BARON KOMURA IN READINESS
FOR PEACE NEGOTIATIONS
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Thiron JuratQ Kioinurad Jdpan's ilea tu'~oý is now at P'or smniiTth,
N: H., ready to open treaty nego! jatns o~wT ih Chi- ltusian repre.-elltariV'es.
The prelimirary meeting will take 1)1ace about August 3.
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LUXURY OF NO USE.
Mahogany and White Marble of Little
Value to Railroads.
On American railways the interiors
of stations are sometimes finished in
white marble, and parlor cars are
done in mahogany. Take a trip into
Mexico, and on the Mexican Gulf rail
way you will find mahogany sleepers
under the metals and whole bridges
built of beautiful white marble. Ma
hogany and marble are so abundant
along the line of the road that it is
cheaper to use them for construction
than to import from far away
forests and quarries less expen
sive material. In West Mexico an
other railway ballasts its line with
silver ore, drawn from mines along
side the right of way. Such luxury is
of no use; the rock ballasted line is
smoother and more comfortable than
this ore-built roadbed. The iron
bridges of our roads are stronger,
firmer, more easily repaired. Many a
Cuban land owner wishes soft pine
would replace the sometimes valuable
but to him worse than useless, hard
wood that covers his estate.
COUNTRY AWAKE TO DANGER.
Social Conscience Beginning to Make
Conscience in many respectable peo
ple consists in denouncing the sins of
other people. What respectable citi
zen likes to call himself a rascal? He
never bribes. He is held up by labor
organizations, city councils and state
legislatures. He does not graft. He
does not expect to apply the Sermon
on the Mount to business. He con
tributes to no corruption fund. He
only helps to save his country with
his money. Other men may water
stock. He simply capitalizes his com
pany on the basis of its earning capa
city. There are bribers and corrup
tionists and stock gamblers. He la
ments the fact and writes essays on
the morals of the country In which
such evil men live. And he is worse
than the men he condemns. He is a
hypocrite. We are just now seeing
the social conscience awakened to the
dangers from such respectability. It
is a movement which cheers the opti
mist and even halts the cynic.-The
Power of Public Opinion.
The man who defined public opinion
as "the stupidity of one multiplied by
the stupidity of many" preferred epi
gram to truth. It is sometimes the
outgrowth of an impulsive "jumping
at conclusions." But public opinion is
fundamentally honest, and when it
jumps at conclusions it is usually
found condemning something which,
at the time, has the appearance of
evil. The man who is scrupulous in
his business dealings and who
evinces a fine sense of morality in
the conduct of .public office need never
fear public opinion. This has the pow
er to help along public morality by
demanding a closer adherence to high
ideals than the law can possibly pre
Would Found Christian Theater.
John Malone, the Shakespearean I
actor and scholar, caused a sensation
at the meeting of the Maryland sum
mer school in Ocean City, ,Mo., last
week by declaring that "no self
respecting actor could connect him
self with the theater unless forced by I
poverty, so corrupt are the theatrical
conditions to-day, brought about by I
commercialism." He called on the
Christians of the country to depart
from Calvanistic traditions and take
healthy interest in the drama. He
announces that he will endeavor to I
found, if he receives the requisite en- i
couragement, a Christian theater, in I
which the Shakespearean traditions
will be preserved.
WAR BALLOONS WELL STOCKED.
Occupants Enabled to Forward In
formation at Once.
The war balloon of to-dtay is sup
posed to last five or six years, and is
protected with many thicknesses of
material in vital places. such as the
top and bottom, where the valves are
let in. A balloon of 500( clubic meters
cal)acity will cost about $1.,30. The
network is of hemp and the basket of
Spanish reeds. The observer has, of
course, wireless telegraph apparatus
and telephones, as well as flag signals,
megaphones, and other instruments.
His sketches, written notes, maps and
negatives may be sent down in a tin
can along the cable. His telegraph
Instrument is fastened about his waist
on a belt. and the telephone receiver
is always at his ear. German officers
in small balloons carry an instantane
ous camera screwed to the stock of
a rifle, so that the observer can put
the stock to his shoulder, as though
about to shoot, bring his sights to
bear on the object to be photographed
and make an exposure by pulling the
trigger.--W. G. Fitzgerald.
True Bravery and False.'
In contrast to the foolhardiness of
two men who risked their lives in a
swimming matrch through the rapids
of Niagara stands the humanitarian
feat of a Wyoming doctor who raced
100) miles by relays of horses to save
the lives of four men injured in a
mine explosion. In contrast also is
the true bravery of Frederick Linen
kohl, who rescued a boy and a girl
from the swirling eddies of Hell Gate.
and the quick, purposeful work of
George King and Edward Maher who
dragged three girls from the Hudson
river after the overturning of a row
boat. Here are three instances of per
sonal courage put to noble uses. Glo
ver and Graham, who swam Niagara,
merely wrote their names on the
scroll of notoriety. Their feat was
remarkable, but it served no sane
purpose. They are familiar types of
men who cast human life in the bal
ance against insane sensationalism.
New York World.
Loafing in House of Commons.
T. P. O'Connor, the brilliant pub
licist and member of parliament, says
in a late article that the house of
commons is a house of loafers. He
contrasts the "dog's life" of a mem
ber of the house of representatives
in Washington with the idleness of the
average M. P. Men noted for their in.
dustry in literary, professional or
business lives entering parliament are
at once struck with the unbusinesslike
methods prevailing. They struggle
against the feeling of inertia, but
gradually become so "accustomed to
the creaky, unwieldy, cumbrous, Im
mutable parliamentary machine that
they lose courage, hope and even
faith." It is impossible to do any
work in the house of commons. Mr.
O'Connor asserts from experience and
observation, although he notes one or
two exceptions to the rule.
Example Before His Eyes.
Sir Chieh-Chen Lo Feng-luh. for
merly Chinese minister to England, at
one time was secretary to Li Hung
Chang. He is a very able man and
among other accomplishments speaks
and writes English perfectly. LI Hung
Chang is reported to have said tc
him, "I don't know how it is we send
our men to Europe and America, and
have foreign Instructors in our col
leges, as do the Japanese. but we do
not seem to derive the advantage
from their instruction which the Japa
nese do." To this Chieh-Chen Lo
Feng-luh replied, "'That is quite true.
I was a classmate of Marquis Ito In
England. He is now prime minister
of Japan and I am your excellency's
Baton Rol u e, La.: Governor Blanch
ard has offerd a reward of $2+a) for
'he a::':-+.< and e) nvi',)n )1of Samuel
itrow., a nI rmh) *,,;i dfays ago
att nli;r It aIsa 'in ' lt nm,"er ois.
.le i,.l i - n pal' -h. '1I,. 'y' atl', is of.
f, 1 l i11 1'' ith "'ý:, of ]) :..i rcLt A to.o
::,'y I.. If. .1l.T elou 1 11" T'w,.n y
,.1 I. K , y n '',' ta l ,'). who
r tii , l,(.,'n t l,.' ,l " -:t:n in :; t(,c. ' rzi o f
he S:,lft+ N ¢i ~ 11,1 y; S.,;. ,' y (i' x c
ive 'ii)lnli't.i~. ith1 insit l iotun, will
"arv li ; ) l Iton . U),' :)+'' I to .. ter
ilpu n hi-, n yw , '1,.s. l'r ,,. K,.c:y has
rI'/.ued| i nL il :"1"I[€ m'< tual<'or. anid
ulltclh : pc-lh atoii4is Iill 2Lid inll at the
a;lirl] as 1 u V ho oil, b,- 1:; ust (ce.ss.
.\ r', intre.r t is biang mlnilf'-.t this
y inar i i -h.etfl i('ILtry stfi)lars itj l
hifTfrJ 14 I' ] l)a.LS, ;of Hit Stat.e to
th, louisi d:a 1a' , 1 lint ,ritlV than 111
A:, is:, a"d in ia 11n1 ,'1r "of pilr'Jish '
tIn H',,U I('l'n of '(l "ls lit ll has
giv't'I Lt)eti' tihat ,a ont ) itiiv,' exam
1 1l olm o l w lllI l.,' ]i,"'i 11) to i'",'el llin " the
10II1: I11;11t It. will)nll tht' w'-; t) .arsaip
woutlld 104' .tialnie'd. l.d.'i .so o)n tht'ro
'\\P'I I '.V t y-t . i' S"tdill l'. altterlding
ht' noitlrsity roin Ih, diil't'r :t par
ihs giviing thtis be'tn iciary scholar
ship, buit this yeau.r ilt indi'ations are
lthatl the tllmber will by icir.a sed,
for mIrel iner sit has bien arouse'd in
t.li.s special ftalitre. Tl'he state law
authorizes h Ith I poice jury to ap)ro
priate as much as $25o to carry one
student from that parish through tho
university for the session. As there
is no tuition fee this sum is enough to
pay a student's ellntir expenses. Some
cadets receiving this beneticiary schol
arship have gone through and return
ed the money to the parish at the close
of the session.
James Kleinpeter, a negro, is under
arrest here on the charge of forging
the name of Dr. King Holt to a check
on the Batik of Iaton Rouge for $35
and of giving it to a negro boy to col
lect. Dud Griftith, 12 years old, says
that Kleinpeter met him and gave him
the check, and toi1 himhn to take it to
the bank and get some money, and to
bring the money back. Hie says that
he objected at first, but that Kleinpe
ter assured him that he would not g¬t
in any trouble.
C. M. Kilpatrick, sheriff and tax col
lector of Rapides parish, has made his
final settlement with Audito.r Capd.
vielle for taxes cullected during 1901
paying in $14.31.
Captured in Mississippi.
Rayville, La.: Sam Myers and Joe
Myers, brothers, charged with tile mur
der of J. L. Burt, who were recently
captured at Carthage, Miss., were
brought hbre by Deputy Sheriff Kelly
of Carthage and placed in the parish
jail. They will be held for trial be
fore the District Court, which convenes
here the second Monday in October.
The Myers brothers killed Burt on the
plantation of J. W. Willis, sixteen
miles below here, Jan. 23 last. Their
capture was brought about by Sheriff
W. N. Taylor of this parish, who has
been on the trail of the fugitives sinc.
the crime was committed.
Murderers Escape the Gallows.
Natchitoches, La.: After a trial last.
Ing three days, Tom Goodson and Kahl
Mayfous, an Assyrian, were convicte4
here in the District Court of murder,
without capital punishment, for killing
Oezme Desidere, a Mexican, who was
assassinated at his home near Campti
on the night of July 4. The jury was
out fifteen hours. The case attracta4
Civil Government Included.
Thibodaux, La.: The Summer Nor
mal School closed its third successful
week last Saturday. The usual course
of studirs were pursued throughout
the week. The Jean Mitchell class
was rerlaced by the "Science of
Study," by Moore, under the direction
of Miss Agnes Morris. Mr. Favrot is
entertaining with his lectures on agri
culture, while Mr. Gott is doing good
with his drawing lessons.
Lumber Camp Commissary Drowned.
Morgan City, La.: Herbert Eves, 25
years old, was drowned in Grand Bay
by falling from a boat at the logging
camp of the Ramos Lumber Company,
where he was employed as commisa
ry. The body was brought here and
interred, the funeral taking place from
the residence of his aunt, Mrs. M. M.
Young. Eves leaves his mother and a
brother In New Iberia.
Work has commenced on the new
city hall. The corner stone will be
laid Sunday, Aug. 6, by Doric Masonio
Lodge of this place.
Donaldsonville, La.: In the District
Court, Judge Leehe presiding. A. P
Bertin, charged with violating the Sun
day law, was found guilty and fined
$50 or thirty days. Dominique Martin.
alish, charged with violating the Sun
day law, was granted a continuance
until the next term of court on account
of the absence of state witnesses.
Minden, La.: The baby show at the
park on South Broadway street, given
by the Woman's Civic Club, was a
gratifying success, the receipts netting
$91.60. The proceeds will be put into
at fund for installing a fountain in
South Broadway Park.