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Huerta May Continue in Power it New
ly Elected Congress Holds no
Successor Is Named.
W,.tern .w..pap.-t t ninn New S.-rn 9i.
u\sxi.co ('ity.- At the close of the
,lections held in lMexico the inldica
tions were that not sufficient ,otes had
b)een cast to constitute a legal choicl"e
for the presidienrv to sueceeld i ten. Vic
toriano Hliiria.
It was unofficially estimated, jud7
in_ from the results in the capital.
where it was exts.eted the vote would
tbe iupt to the average, that less than
Jo,.0t, of the k0t,oOi eligibles in the
r publie went to the polls. It would
ihe no surprise if congress, the mem- I
hers of which also were voted for, de
clared the elections void when that
body is organized and rI'tises the re
The leaders bf the Catholic party
rlaimend a long lead, although they
were uInablde to estimate the number
of votes polled for their candidates,
Pederico G;amboa and General Rascon
if this claim is correct, it is gener
ally thought that (;en. Felix Diaz and
Seuor Requena ran second. The Lib
eral candidates, Manuel ('alero and
Flores Mlagon, had no printed ticket
their supporters being obliged to write
their names on the blank ballots.
President Hluerta did not vote. lie
spent the day at Popotla, his suburban
Since the deputies and senators are
not subject to the election provisions
governing the presidential election, it
la expected that the choice of Con
gress is assured. It is assumed on
jhe showing so far as known that the
Catholic party will have a majority in
both chamber and Senate.
Thre was no semblance of disorder
in any quarter of the city. A few pa
trols were on the streets, but neither
police nor troops had any but their
usual duties to perform.
General Defies President and Is Ex
peiled From the Army.
Western Newspaper l'nlon News Servie.
Vera Cruz, Me.ex-General Felix Diaz
refused finally to accompany Colonel t
Viadurrazaga to the capital at the
command of President Huerta, giving
as his reason the illness of his wife.
The last thread binding Gen. Diaz
and Gen., Victorlano Huerta was sev
ered when General Diaz telegraphed
to the Department of War his resigna.
, tion as brigadier general of the army,
at'the request of the Mexican War Deo
partment, it is said.
United Statee WIll Demand EIImina
tiof of Huerta, It is Believed.
Westera Newspaper IIUtoe .ews service.
Washlngton.-Future relations be
tween the United States and Mexico,
which, it is conceded, are greatly
strained, are believed to be dependent
In large measure on the developments
followlng the election in Mexico.
Shou) the election tall to result In
a choite and indications point toward
Huerta being coatinued in power for
a long period, It is believed decisive
action will be taken and that Europe
will come to the support of the Amer
ea demand for the elimination of
Offitelals tn Wasuhington believe that
saei decided developments are cer.
tat within a short time. di
Prime for Entglish Strike Leader,. r
Dublin, Ireland.-James Larkin, lead.
e of the striking transport workers
was convicted of sedition and inciting t
to rliot and sentenced to seven months th
Imprsonment. The attorney-general of
mid Lakiln had been prosecuted not th
beesme he was a labor leader, but
beau he was "a wicked and dan- T
gms criminal."
Predlets Another Balkan War.
t. Louias.-Peace in the Balkanms will g
nOt last more than two years, accord- e.
tg to' Bishop John Id. Nuemlson, who et
repreents the Methodist Episcopeal i
ehureh in matern Burope. This opin-. s
tean was expressed in his report to the it
Board of Bishops of the church In
annual session here. He declared the
atreclte committed by the Bulgarians
wre not as bad as those committed
by the Bervians, Oreemks and Turks In
the recent war.
Woman Physician Is Martyr.
Philadelphia.-Attempting to study
carlet fever at cloee range that she
might be able to recognize the symp
toms when she encountered them, Dr. gr
Udith Kalsker, a school physician, whl
contracted the disease herself. She sin
died in the Municipal hospital. She ley
had visited the institution to observe con
children who were suffering from the vide
fever. A few days later she was ad- prd
mltted as a patient. Dr. Keisker was upo
the wife of Frank H. Kelsker, an ar- lett
chitect. boo
Fieet Sails for Mediterranean. me
Hampton Roads.-Mesengers bear- wh
inu the dignity and power of the Unit. s
ed States, nine monster battleships,
took their leave of American shores
Sor the Jediterranean. Grim in dull that
_ay paint, the war machinaes nodde4 on I
areVell on the swelling tide of Hamp. "'
t"- and·s, while the captains of the old
est, bheaded by Rear Admiral C(aa pet
5. iSgr, receiaved their last weord of than
-ra g m eAsh elhtmt wmu arbl
t te Ne~w RMosevelt.
ENT Only One of Its Kind in Captivity
Has Fun Wth Ship's
lew- Vessel Also Brought From South
America Snakes With Hind Legs, a
Man Milliner and Good News for
the Women, and Other Things.
New York.-Rear Admiral Noah
the and his quartered oak ark Iad noth
ica ing on the Allemannia, which Arrived
had the other day from Carthagena, Co
lombia, bearing a yellow porcupine.
- with black and white stripes. a first
mate who eats his meals standing up.
d- ten monkeys that sing, snakes with
tal. hind legs, a man milliner and good
uld news for the women.
ian John Joseph Smith, who hunts
the strange beasts for zoos, was responsi
uld ble for the animals on the passenger
em- list. It was he who discovered the
de- striped porcupine, the only one in
hat captivity, according to Mr. Smith.
re. On the first day out from Cartha
gena Mr. lorc disappeared. Frantic
rty search of the ship, including the cap
tain's cellarette, failed to disclose its
her hiding place.
NW At the end of a hard watch First
'on Mate Lyons went to his cabin. donned
er his pink mercerized pajamas and
nel crawled into his berth. He didn't
ib crawl out, however, but shot out with
a wild yell and six quills protruding
from the injured portions of his an
ke atomy.
't" Following him came a striped
streak. Lyons ran out on deck, but
lie the streak kept on his trail, uttering
,an savage noises that sounded like those
of an angry sow protecting her
ire young.
as Just as Lyons was preparing to
it face his pursuer and fight for his life.
on- the cook darted out of the galley with
on a large dishpan. He clamped the pan a
he down over the pore, and the life of
In Lyons, together with his future com- a
fort, was saved. I
ler Mr. Smith was glad to find the r
pa- precious porcupine, and Mr. Lyons
er was glad to have him take charge of r
sir the animal. t
The collector also drought in tean
so-called "bowling monkeys." They n
are of a species that have never be. d
fore thrived in captivity, but Mr. t,
Smith has found a way to keep them ,
Knowing that the food given their
kind in the soos has been responsible s
af for most of the deaths, be sacrificed p
lel one monkey to science. After fnvestiU ,
he e
0- t1
Shet Out With a Wind YelLe
Osptotog the contents on the oumavhe
he was abl to wor om the poer
of trees with the and drop oa
t theirprey. th
t Chrlu Kursea. a wealthy New I
Tnrk dealer in m .ie, also came on
the Allemamnan. He had been to n*
South America iWvetigatts the
tadrette trade. da
The Colombhlan governt at sha had Ye
I great aeees cutlovatna awgette or do
small white cons, sad haies dbsean s
Snere4 a way to estrebt the i ath to
Iwethttartp the irds Mr. f as- ]
man thtnks the law which now prohib
Itf the searlng of ptlortte y wla e th
repealed In this eontry when the Ca
lombla supply be rys to meah etht
port. The enultivated al btte eenet
$450 a pound, wholoesle.
ao letr Otr Anti-Pettdeo.t Ep
taph on Hie Moaument
Shock to Splnmtem.
Medford, Ore.- cu srytng to h ing
grave an antipathy for the fair es t
which churacterlsed hie long lifo of oy,
sintgle blessednen, William H. Hart- th
ley, a wealthy thrmer, who died -e. gg
cently at the age of wrenty-three, proem
vided In bsi wply heih was aled fori In
prorate, the euetiovn of a monument
0pon whch shall be Ip o ,perlawhble
lettering his pAePeace for beacheln
After diraetinga that a graite mhon- i
meat be plaeed o rwn his frave, on
which shall be arved ae old Ifchlor
tandtlng on the braehk of Jorda pro
partn to eroes the river, with a ay
uponp of old maid on the other ailde,
each beckoning to himn he rebaeatod the
that the Sollowing epitaph be ongraved am
on the monument:
"io s ldependbe nt, good lookllnagl
old beehlor who In hie yonfar das. wp'
parirred ut ic n t rh l life thr ae
than get mlrrwid ead have a pettn et th
bs rnlasg ever bim. se
Had to Be Restrained From
Swallowing Pebbles-Has
vity Uttered No Word.
San Itafael. Cal.--Deputy Sheriff
Jack Donahue has a "wild man" in cub
todyg lie was captured near Camp
Taylor. Not a word has the prisoner
SG spoken; not a question has he an
swered with the exception of one, and
that was when asked to write his
uth name he scribbled the words "AnM
a. a l(ey" on a bit of paper. It is thought
for these words may be a corruption of
the name "Anthony Benko," found on
a card when the man's cabin was
oah "The Unknown's" first attempt at es
,th- cape was made when newspaper
ved photographers posed him outside the
ants -
theward the hillside e a captured
in t
h made signs -indicating that he wishe
itsit down on the court house lawn.
eHe w allowed to do so, when he im
SBegn ating rampted to and andllow severonal
e.r Dr. Juser, county jail for a pictureian, He stared Dr.
Ith isondly at the cameras and then brokehe was
an away from Donahue and dashed to
of ward the hillside. Hie was captured
m- after a short sprint but protested r his
I-eonly by signs alone against being
he returned to his cell.
SSoon after his attempt at escape he
of made signs indicating that he wished
to sit down on the court house lawn.
en He waa allowed to do so, when he im
ey mediately bean tearing up grcompany
w dandelions bp the roots and eating
r.s them. He was alowed to do this, but
Hirt when he attempted to wallowet oern-l
small pebbles heon washich restrained.
ther Dr. Juser, Aunty physician. and Dr.
Sstone made a cl dispe examinaton of "he
Unkn prisoner and they agreed that he yet, orwas
will thsane, but neither could account fofurther his
has bevident lae oint memory and his rev
ron to manker Uind' primtatesl instincts.
In the hermit' on whutich outh o Camp
l aylor, oficers even found a stock
certificate of an old mining company
issued on March 14, 163, to "F.
Hirth." They also found a wallet con
hisining a card on which was written
the name "Anthony Benko."
No steps toward disposing of "The
Unhnown" have been taken as yet or
wiell they be until aterd urther ito Newquiry
haY been made into hi strange am
Former United tates District t
torney John L. McNab. a attorney for
ther dtate on which the hermit made
his home, filed the complaint on which
the "wispeld an" r was taken nto
Fol late Rlver haled h m to Nre.
rk"How did yy, Se Hte plwaterdT"
a"I da't romem-rn" replied T c -o
Rodale "The last lthi I borer, leat ed
was sitting Oer the stHarlem plerte of the
other y. HY kers, ocd then theI fod my.
olm rl the water. I hadby to ome dowpa
trolmkept r ho int td on topp." hi
Then "WhKing ef Trampe" Tulne Pro. am
o fr thel-8omhng Menter"
oted Ni D.etor.
h"so traveled all over the United
Statrmad ovter hal allion miles as I
Sguest of Amertoan raileroads is now
B ush who laves h a rle wh out drJ.
I "ng her motor catr with three other"
womed and bowled t"The lt thing Ifamous trampoit I
over as itthe w esing the rstrnpeet theo a
other d ay. In or, all hien half mload a
ai und ter and atop v.ry sort of raon
tramp picked mon. up and a
BOWnLed th his hat was o to theA
IThen "Knf lroad amen could not do.
Loake After Chi keen.
W std. Could Net -wIe. cat O
Costret, hPa-s d-"veoped ondne or
cthll chicke "ing ofAbel R. Wooad ho
who trave let door toer the United I
Stot, ad oer alht milliowen mith le a
as luy t low tAmrcs to roost, is nos o
wi elimb moto thar limb on wthree other
aromen add boled the "shoo" them to
other a he ad criad th bae treet the
mie sn the hobo had neter ben s d
T. JON, I L.
IELWM the' bluffs which
skirt the shore of Fort
Sheridan military reser
vation the waves of Lake
Michigan wash over the
Ssite of a lost town.
When the winds of a few
more storms shall have
blown to the beach two
apple trees which have
but a frail footing at the
embankment's edge the last reminders of
a once thriving and populous place will
have been swept away.
Almost seventy years a0o the ha+tr;le't
of St. lohn was founded by a llan named.,
Hetllnger and a few of his followers
The site chose-n was a c(omlmaniding one:
on the bluff -'erlookitg the Lake' and
one-half mile east of the point where the north- "
western depot at the Village of iilgllhood not ..
stands. The grat clay bank with the stretch of
sand beach which shelves away to the water's edge-. " -
at its foot looks as if it we.re strong enough and
far enough removed from the breakerrs to be hsafe' "::
against the angriest northeaster that ever blew.
The men who built their houses ulspon the pilain .
surmounting the embankment thought their folus
datlons were as sure as though founded on the
traditional rock. They did take the pre.caution.
however. to limit their building operations on the
east by a line drawn fifty yards front the edge cof
the bluff. That line has long'since been ihuried iun
the sand under the waves, and with it are the
houses and the shops of the early settlers.
In the year 1845 the Village of St.. ohn was the
rival of Waukegan. whtch was then called Little
Fort. Both were prosperous and both were grow
Ing. Highwood tradition hath it that people pass-".
Ing through the two places from C'hicago declared
that St. John showed the ear marks of success and
that it was destined to be a big city. Other people #. -i
beside the Chicagoans thought so, too, and they
flocked to the place and built substantial houses saw year by year that the
and shops. The two apple trees which alone re- face of the bluff was being
main of all that pertained to the Village of St. gradually worn away, but
John grew 'in the yard of Sebastian Richards,. the erosion was so slow that
whose house was farther removed from the they gave little heed. One
lake than any other In the village. The apple night in the winter of 1852
tress were back of the residence. Not long ago a storm whipped up out of
the foundation of bricks, which was all that the northeast. It was forty
was left of Richard's dwelling. slid down the eight hours before it had
bluff into the lake during the height of a win- tully spent ita force. Pe
ter storm. The roots of one of the apple trees fore its assaults, the bluff
are even now extending into the air through the gave way, tons upon tons of
side of the embankment. One good strong push the hard clay breaking off in
would send it hurtling to the beach 100 feet great pieces and falling to
below,. the beach. When the wind
Among the names of the lullders of St. John ceased blowlng the barn of
in addition to those of Hettinger and Sebastian the dwelling nearest to the
Richards, the only ones that the oldest High- ae stood at the edvillage o the
wood inhabitants can remember, are Frank started to m he vtructur
Mitch. Peter Baker and George Shepard. Mitch nland but moe nother stormc
was a shoemaker and it is said that he is still Inland, --storm,
following the trade in a town Ip the far north. coming up suddenly, forced r,
As far as is known he is the only survivor of them to stop the work, and
the amen who ounded the Vllage of t John. of before it could be resumed the barn, in the shape only. Here was a puazle which eves his
In the year 18founded the Vlle of severalt. stores, of disjointed joists and broken planks, was be- ness could not solve. The coins were siler
h mithe year 1847 tavere were several stor, t ig towed about by the waves, of full weight. and in that day silver
bian e mth shop, a tavern and a opostoffce in the It was about this time that the people of St. su cient intrinsic value to make it asein
Village of St. John, which then held a popula- John received a visitor who was much more anyone to make counterfeits out of the
tio of about 200 people. In that day there was unwelcome than the storm. This visitor was a metal. Mowers searched for another wee,
a stag e oach line between Chicago and Mre lawyer armed with a lot of formidable-looking found no more coins. He then showed the
wsuhet . r the taverne. Hat ry St. Johers who rel papers. He went to the tavern and asked that suit of his labor to neighbors and to somus
t for the stage. Hery Mowts ers, who. resays the elders of the village be sent for.. They came. In the city of Chicago. He said nothing
members the tavern wa in its latter daysnd says The lawyer told them that their title to the land where he had discovered the treas. -
tt the tavern was noted for its table, and its which they occupled was extremely faulty and afterward, however, a man ofered bhim Pl
qserd tdhat people frequently took th stse o that they must either pay again for the ground the secret, and though Mowers told hI
Journey fo Chiceago for the sole purpoelas on which their homes stood, or get out. The the place was probably worked out the ma
pttia a ood dinner a nd a od ooglass. villaglers made up their minds to fight the mat- fered the money, said he would take thes
dt os 8 Johman that interard ounded beomn the ter out, but preliminary court proceedings showed and the ofer was accepted. The
l of St . John that aftord lwred over the them that the lawyer had fully as good a case never found anything and save up the
Vlage of Half lay, d tHe had delooked overthat the as he claimed. They became disheartened, and disgust.
laoeide villags, and tha had declared thast he when another terrlfc storm arose, and the black. It was not long before the story 51 the
wouhad moestablish one that would last longer and smlith's shop and George Shepard's house went where the coins had been picked up be
hd more people in i The atomobilists who into the lake they lost all courage. They told erally known rand the people flocked to t
every Punday pass through Half Nay on their the lawyer that the lake seemed to have a bet- and to the bach marking the site of the
rnau to Waukegan anl return m ay look on the ter clam to the land than either they or he town. They dug. searched and proslessi
halfos hos there assmbled, an had, and that t apparently was bent on enorc- I the ardo o Klondkers, bt e s
hat te pt his word. ing title rights. One by one the people of Bt. was a gold piece of the value of $t.P,
hs te Chicas w nd luee railrod John moved away, leaving their dwelling and boy plcked up from the wake of a
When the Chieago and Milwaukee railroad was stores to the will of the wind and waves. Set- wave. The collection of coin which Heal,
built the surveyed line ran one-half mile west tlements sprang up to the south and the west ers found is now .in the possession if s
of the Villagm e of St. Jn An adequate w dea of the deserted villae, and the people, during who once ran a hcago dime museum
of the importance of a place of which now hare the height of winter storms, used to go to a place has ever been able to account for thi
y a vastige remains may be had when it a pr near the bluff and watch for some deserted dwell- of the money in the place The thesry
knon that the railroad authoriese built a spur Ing standing perllously near the edge of the was left behind by a departing residest
line runn to the south edge of the town. embankment to fall with one final crash onto John Is said to be hardly tenable, beeS
Some of the prantlCal reseldents of the place bhad the waterswept sand below, people of that place were not rich esrs
diseo ared that an excellent quality of brock Henry Mowers, an old time hunter was a vet- make them careless of valunables.
could be made from the clay which was found eran oet the reidentso near the site of the lost There is one metal which the prospeer
in a pit a short distne sout o th e btselacksmith village. Not long after the disappearaneo In the find in abundance if he will go to St. Jeobsi
sbaopk As a matter of f ect, the presence of this lake of the last building of the Village of St. the two old apple trees tumble dowa the"
brickyard was one of the chief reasons tbhat the John, Mowers took a spade and walked up the The trunks and branches of both of thm
bruaeh lne of the railroed wasr built. When lake shore until he came to the pooint where full of lead. The trees stood just St tL
Uncal Sam accepted from the Commercil Club a large part of the site of St. John had dtsap of the old Sixth Infantry rifle butt. I
of Chleago the land to the north of the city as peared beneath the waves. Mowers' trip was years before the building of the Ipi t
Smilltaryu reservaton the soldiers drew hu taken up at sunrise. a time when he was not the troops that filrst came to Iort
reds ofc teloasts of both good brick and broken likely to he interrupted In his work. He began a pumped lead at target practlee into the bt
raek from the site of the old briekyard and series of mysterious diggings just at the base of incidentally Into the apple trees at hIe
used the materti for temporary road-making the mud ellff. He worked for two hours and Desplte the attacks of the weather adl
a nd for the fillin g in o f swamp spo l The bore the quit. He returned to his task every morn- leaden onslaught the two trees bore a bad S
thoubt of the Sat. John people in learving be- ing for a week, making several new excavatlons fruit for years as sound and as sweest r
hind them speetmens of their handiwork saved a foot or to in depth each time. One morning which bent their branches at the time wvh
the'United States government a great many the spade strlck something hard, and In a mmn- town of St. John was something 05
doll l tute Mowers had unearthed an ingot of pure cop- tlal than a memory.
It Ia possible to traee today wi th no dlculty per weighing eighteen pounds. This was worth
t alle the emanment upon whichthe b brnnch having, but It was not what Mowers was after. INTELLIGENT DO.
line of the railroasd ra to the brickyard and to He kelpt on digging for a month, and at the end
thIe now lost Vllage of St. John. Io sib e and of that time had secur.' gold and silver French d My wif.' must be doing the eoolkng tldS
outline it looks like a military redoubt, and t ad Spanish pieces in value to the amount of 'Why ?"
would prfeetly answer thea purpose of one. The 4. In addition he found some t'nlted States 'on those days my dolg always soesas i
mhenkmsent wras leveled at its western end copper cents and halfl-ents of an early date and office. All right, Towser. you can o t"
whbn stores were erected In the Village of High- one bronze Roman coin of the period of Nero. with me."
wood. It start now from a point lmor? direct. Mowers kept at his work for weeks, but ater
ly bak of the little YMethodist church, and run unearthlng the Roman plece he found nothing A PARADOX.
esatward. broken only by rods which have bes for a long time. He was about to giveup the
dug through it.d work for goood. He shouldered his spade and 'There is one thing queer about s
It was less than ten years after the foundfng started homeward. On the sand. glistening in etlarge."
f eSt. John that the peop awaktened to a pote e the sun at the water's edge. Just as he turned W.hat is that"
bo danger to their homes thee encroaehment to go for suppoeedly the last time. he found two 'A man refuses to countenance t wh
Sthe wave of the lake. It is true that they United States silver dollars minted on one side faces it."
It OfteM-Ceske More Annually Than a
Meehe.le Can Earn In the
Same Period.
It I quite common now for the wom
aU of fashion to spend more on her
pet dog annually than a mechanic
earns In the same period to keep a
family on. There is a canine outfit.
ttng establishment near Plccodilly.
Landon, where you may learn much
about this special form of eztrava
pace, and where anything from $100
to $51,00 may be spent on the pur
chase of some peculiar toy pet. The
animal is provided with fancy over
coats which change according to fash
ion. Some are made of sealskin at a
cost of $25. and another $5 or two
may be needed for one that is trim
med with ermine. One animal has
boots made of rubber, tanned pigskin,
or patent leather, costing from $2.50
to $25 a set; he is provided with the
most beautiful thing in the way of
an upholstered basket for the draw.
ing room, an expensive toilet set, and
some costly Conveniences for travel
lng. Quite recently an order was
given at this establishment for a dog's
collar studded with diamonds that
amounted to $4.000.
Dirt Causes Sickness.
The mother is the real doctor of
the family. This does not mean she
can cure diseases or should tr. her
hand at doing so. It does mean. how
ever, that she can very largely pre
vest them, which Is a much easier
task and has nou magice abot i
daily attention to the rMSri
lineus. Dr. William R. Oi~ I
formed the mothers at a dY
at the ('hildrert's HomsopPIMs
pital at Philadelphia. It is a
prescription given gratis it
little trouble t(, fulfill. It Ma
much more trouble, Borrow,
and expense to neglect It M
physician say, "'('leanUllaU b
cleanliness and Ignorase Jat
means is one of the I .U .
of sickness."

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