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(SVATERBITRY EVENING DEMOCRAT. MONDAY, JULY 7, 1902.
r 6 V The New Store-38 Telephone 222-2 - . .... 1 II I I I Reatf Oir Ad To-Morrow Night. IT WILL BE INTERESTING READING. FREE The Capacity of our Dress j taxed to its utmost to keep up with, the demand for these skirts,-which we make vided you buy the goods at " is for a short time only, and vantage of it will act wisely at once. , Complete assortment of for skirts can be found in our line. ill Bisset neve 9 THE COSTOFIRRIGATION. ppt,tuM.SjLmn f EJxpended ' by Eng. lABdlaaT' Africa and India lor. -That Purpose. ' ThoseCwho look forward, to the con rqof hegreat'riTers of America and 5th use of funds supplied by the gov- T , . - D JUtfa use of funds supplied by the gov i ernme.Tit for. that purpose point to the f fact that .; England' has .spent about $30,000,000 on the new Nile dams and ether works for controlling- the.great Egyptian river; and making certain the crops of he valley below, and that he hainvested the sum of $360,000,000 for irrigation purposes in India dur ing the'laet. 38 yeais says Ray Stannard Baker, In Century. A single canal . from the Ganges, cost $15,000,000; it 5ias fttcaliength, includfiig "tribu-itai-tes and drajinage cuts, of 3,010 miles, and lrrigteovex 11,000,000. acres of ( ' iand. 'jhetsetwbrks Tan'India, costly ' i Bd stupendous' as they have been, are f xegVied1?h,eEnJish,as a profit ?' able invetjea'" There are 6,000,000 K'. bcres-of land uider cultivation in the fealleyiof thelile, suporting a popula ,.:litien..of over 5,000,000 people. Mr. EL m,oodead; aroirrgationelxpert of the Vf 'jCJnitdj States.goyernment,;estiinates .thfttfthe' Missouririver and its tribu '.itarles, if j&operly controlled, will irri- Jgt-e five tiihes as much territory, fur ;bishingan .opportunity for the expan i (sion ofuXpiu9population that will a-st the; Americijii people for a long "timeto oom'. tbese westerners do ' . not believe, Wthe necessity of foreign , .'islands, as' an cutlet for American col : nlza,tien; ,they?point rather to their lown expances-of ..unclaimed, cheap, rich and in acclimate that is-neaily perfect. . - HANl KISSGLEAGUE. 5 - f :" . , " ' jfSXiM. Extraollpa.ry Organization Re v?' Exquisite. J Some Parisian exquisites of both iexes have .just f brnifed the ' "hand kissing league." Men 'belonging to it jvow never 'to sha;ke, or even squeeze, . )a woman's hand.' In lieu of that form tof salute they imprint a light kiss on 'her fingers or her wrist. Women be Songing to the league bind themselves to cut any maul-refusing to discard (what our neighbors call "le shake hand" in favor of the ' dainty and idaintily named "le baise-main.'V - The new association, reports a Lon don paper, isframing a cde of hand kissing. This will define various forms of "baise-main," and will Specify under what particular circum stances each' is to be employed.. It is alreadydecided,1jhat the slight touch ing of " the tips" of two fingers of a Jfeminine hand by a man's lips is the .,-snost frigid form of the greeting, iwhile the kiss on the wrist is a privi- , Sege of intimacy. r Intermediate usages are the oscula- . ,tory salute on the knuckles, on the back, and on the palm of the hand. tIThc last named form, which is some what of an innovation, obviously re quires the exercise of dexterity by the lady if she does not want to look cwkward during the performance. tCAME FAST, WENT FASTER Fortnae Won by a New York Boot . black t the Race Goes Back to the Bookie. ; . , What is the difference between a Xa- 5oleon of finance and a plain gambler? A New York bootblack painfully real izes that ithere is a difference, al though perhaps he cannot explain it in logical argument and elegant phrase, say1 thetHochester Democrat and Chronicle. Last year, having laid j4by a few hundred dollars, he played the races andi won $40,000.' This year ' Ihe tried the ' same game and lost all ihis winnings, asell as his original 'capital. Being not altogether friend less, he managed to: borrow enough r money to buy a new bootblacking out ,t, and is now industriously shining footwear and gathering in " nickels and dimes. If he keeps at it he will eoon be out of debt and again become a modest depositor in some good sav , ings bank. He has had his experience, (nd it was rather harsh, but it may .do him good. Let him renounce Na 'ipoleonic ambitions, stick to his busi ness and save his money. The races are treacherous things for those who jplaywthera, and the rocket-and-stick (performance is less productive of hap piness than that steady thrift which as sure, even if slow, as a promoter of prosperity and a builder of character. German Police Regulation. For using the word "archduke" on Jthe stage in Vienna, and thereby in Sfricging a police regulation, Fraulein jFrisch, a German actress, has just Ibeen fined ten dollars. Yet to Be Learned. There are three things about the (Torth pole that have never beendiscov ered exactly where it is, what is it and40 Bank St in This Space SKIRTS. Goods Department has been and fit free of charge, pro this department. This offer those desiring to take ad by attending to the matter Dress Goods especially suited o Hand VOLCANO DIAMONDS- Genu of Fine Quality Are Some times Found Ami ai t the Rock andt Lara Erupted. Late London mail advices convey the information that DeBeers are about to send an expedition to the scene of the recent volcanic disturbances in the West Indies to look for, diamonds, re- It is recalled -that a few years ago, some large octahedron crystals were found in Barbados which" were later identified as white spinels,' which are frequently unearthed where diamonds are, although by themselves, and even when colored, are often very valuable. The French crown jews contain a spinel ruby of 56 carats, and another which was valued at 50,000 francs in 1791, one of 4 2-5 and another of 3 carats, being each valued at 300 francs. Small spinels fetch from six francs to 13 francs 1 per carat; ' specimen stones fetch even more. A stone that a New Guinea gold prospector recently exchanged for a bottle of saccharine pellets was sold in 'Sydney, N. S. W., for $300." ; , A peculiarity of the spinel is that, no matter what be the color of the stone, the light which is reflected from the depth of the gem is always a pale yellow. A blue spinel has been consigned as a sapphire, and was re turned to the consignor, who had it cut and received more for it than it would have made had'it'really been a sapphire. A spinel collected by Dr. Heron is said to weigh 49 pounds. When spinel crystals are very fine they are considered gems, and De Beers think," having been ; found, in ,T, large quantities in St. Lucia, it is not un likely that they will be found in Mar tinique and St. Vincent. HOMES AMONG THE TREES. The Prevailing: Desire for Them En ables Real Estate Dealers to . Build Up Fine Tracts. There is in nearly every family a longing for a home with shade around it. No amount of city distraction can completely kill it. It may slumber, but it never dies. It is bred in the bone and born in the blood. In many cases' it seeks its desire of its own volition. In most instances it has to be stirred to' action. And here is where the com panies that develop large tracts of land in or near cities do good work, says the New York World. The fact that responsible men can take many acres within a short ride, of the busi ness section, build fine streets and pavements, put in water mains and gas and electricity, spend large sums in advertising;, and then sell lets that will suffice i for separate houses, with a few shade trees around them, at comparatively small sums on easy terms, shows that after all land near a city is not so expensive when handled on a large scale. ' In or around all cities settlements built up in this way have become val uable and beautiful. Thousands have obtained their homes among the trees. A general good that follows these en terprises is the regularity of the streets. The average city in its growth followed old. roads and thus its streets became twisted. THE SUBMARINE TORPEDO. An Interesting Experiment Recently Made to Determine It Actual Force. The results of a recent experiment in a caisson representing a section of the French coast defense ship Henri IV., have been made public through the indiscretion of a French officer, says the New York Post. The caisson was anchored, and a torpedo charge was attached to its side, about ten feet be low the surface of the water, the depth at which a torpedo is expected to strike a vessel. The discharge was made by means of an electric current worked from a barge at some distance away. The consequences exceeded all expec tations, as a hole of 12V& square yards . was made in the side of the caisson, , which immediately sank. Internally the damage extended to three longi tudinal partitions, which were in the position of coal bunkers in war ships. j The hole in the first partition covered ! nearly 11 square yards; the second par j tition was shattered and the third, ; which has no corresponding partition j in the Henry IV., had. two oval holes in it, one 5x2f eet and the other 234x1 feet. The torpedo charge was the or dinary one of from 176 pounds to 220 pounds. It is evidence that the best defense against a torpedo is distance. Out of its reach a vessel is safe. Con tact with it means annihilation. . Grafted Eyelfds. A Philadelphia phjsician recently successfully grafted a set of eyelids for a patient who. had lost his, own in a to' " - THE TERRIBLE TRACY Oregon Outlaw Outwits Seat tle Pursuers. TAKES FOOD AND REST AT FARMHOUSE Family Held Up and Forced to Do JLI Blddlntr, Tben Left Bound and Gagged-He Escape In Boat t Down the Sound. SEATTLE, Wash., July 7. Harry Tracy, the Oregon convict, has es caped from the vicinity of Seattle and crossed the sound to Fort Madison, where he bound and gagged four peo ple, cooked and ate a meal, shaved, changed his headdress and impressed a man to row a boat. He departed in the direction of the Hoods canal coun try. According to information received at the sheriff's office here, Tracy slept in a cemetery on the outskirts of eattle after his battle. Thursday night with Seattle officers. On Friday morning he proceeded to the ranch of a man named Fisher, secured food and slept and rested in the woods all that day and night. Early Saturday morning he ap peared at Meadow Point, in the water front, three miles north of Seattle, his original point of landing. There he compelled a Japanese fisherboy to row him to Madison Point, twelve miles across and down the sound from Seat tle. He dismissed the boy, declaring the latter would be killed by Tracy's pal If he told of the trip. They landed near the home of Rancher Johnson, and Tracy watched. the house for an hour to make sure of the number of men there. Finding but two, he en tered and announced that he intended to kill every one on the ranch &nd take charge of the place for a few days. ' He added: "But after seeing your pretty little girl I will kill no one if you all mind me. I will be here all day." ' The family prepared . breakfast for Tracy and put one plate on a table against the wall." - "This is not right," declared the con vict. "Put the table in the middle of the room, and all Bit down with, me," which was done. Tracy then read Friday evening's pa- , pers and, after learning how Mrs. Van Horn had betrayed his presence in her house to the butcher boy, said he had been careless in not keeping every one in that house constantly under his eye. "My carelessness in this respect made it necessary to kill two officers," he said. ' He forced the Johnsons to give him' a bundle of clothing and hats and six days' supplies of food, clothing and blankets made Into bundles. , At 8 o'clock he bound and tightly" gagged the Johnson family, made their hired man, Anderson, carry the , bun dles to Johnson's rowboat, put Ander son in the boat at the oars and started down the sound. Mrs. Johnson released herself and the others two hours later and notified Deputy Sheriff McKay, who lives at Madison Point. McKay secured a boat and sent word to Seattle. Sheriff Cud Ihee was summoned from Bothell and at 10:30 o'clock yesterday, with several men, started down the sound in the Sea Lion, an electric tugboat, looking for the desperado and the farm hand. However, as Tracy had fifteen hours' start it Is believed he will make good his escape. ' The supposition is that he will row all night, probably kill Ander son, sink the boat and disappear into the wild forests of northern Washing ton, where he may live many days on his supply of food. MOST ANCIENT OF CROWNS. The Iron Crown of Lombardf, Which la Said' to Contain a. Kail from ' the Savior's Cross. . . Among the crowns preserving the ancient form more than any others How worn is the so-called iron crown of Lombardy, which is- the most treas ured national possession of the Italian kingdom, says an article by the Duke of Argyle, in Leslie's Monthly. It is of golden "plaques," or panels rather longer than they are high, but small in size, so as not to rise above the top of the head. They form, indeed, only a jointed band of foliaged, embossed relief-work, and one narrow wire of iron binds them together in the inside . this wire having the repute of being hammered out from one of the nails of our Saviour's cross. It was the en largement of these panels in other crowns which led to the cross-band or closure", of the crown. Look at the German crown and the Austrian, both adaptations of that of the old em perors of the "Holy Roman Empire." The "arch of empire" became the re sult in the crown of the necessity for fastening panels for protection for the head from any stroke from above de-! livered in war. They Were- Slow Coaches. The old newspapers of Boston were "slow coaches," there is no denying- it, says Frank B. Sanborn, in the Bookman; but the country itself was slow compared with the modern pace. 'rv.! -e u. j. i , j.u.ia naa a jttvuniB jest wnen Mr. Sanborn entered college at Harvard 50 years ago: "Why is the Adver tiser like a poor man's plaster?" Be cause it is good for a 'week back." A few years earlier, J. K. Mills, at their club, had dared to say to Na than Hale, then at the tdp of Boston journalism, when the veteran editor was saying, "Such a thing happened of a Saturday; I know it, because that day my son Charles was born." "No, Mr. Hale, your son Charles, was born of a Wednesday, but you didn't find it out till Saturday." Had So ii'uu M ,n. The month of February, 1886, was in one respect the most remarkable in the world's histor3". It had no fall moon. January had two full moons, and so had March, but February had none. JJo you realize what a rare thing in nature'it was? It had not occurred since the creation of the world, and it. jivill not occur again, ac cording to the computation of astron omers, for 2,500,000 years. The Voifc of 31 on lit Pelee Sea. soundings near Martinique show that in some places where there was formerly a depth 6f 200 meters the SOFT WORDS OF BEGGARS. By Which They Seelc to Turn Away the. Wrath of Thoae. Who Re fuge Then Alma. In the severity of a Chicago winter the able-bodied Chicago beggar has a certain temerity that deserts him as the mercury column rises to the dignity of a July day, says the Trib une. With the mercuryjten degrees below zero it is not an uncommon thing for a street beggar to curse an unwilling citizen .to! such an extent that a policeman takes- him to the station in a patrol wagon. In these warm days, however, the able-bodied man who wants a "little assistance" has taken a new tack. A prosperous-looking citizen stood in La Salle street the other day at noon when a husky fellow lounged up to him and asked in the well-known, whine: - .' ' "Mister, could you give me a little assistance. I " "No, sir," was .the, emphatic re sponse, "I wouldn't give my great grandmother a bite of bread if she waa twice as thirsty as you are at thisi minute." ; "Thank you, sir;' thank you, sir. I'm much obliged to you," was the humble reply to the tirade. "I " y "O, don't mention it," returned th citizen; "you can't pawn it. I've got it covered by copyright." But as the fellow slouched away it was evident thai most of it all was lost on him. ; . DEADLY VOLCANO GAS. Siald to Have Caused the Speedy Dis solution of Everyone of Son lrlere Vlctlnui. 3en. For wood who received a .re port from Lieut. Jere B.vClayton, as sistant burgeon, concerning the dis tribution of medical supplies to the people of the West Indies suffering from the effects of the recent volcanic eruptions, says that, as near as could be ascertained, , the cause ' of death was the explosion of an inflammable gas which was emitted by the moun tain, reports a Washington exchange. The most plausible explanation of the conditions found, he says, was given, by Lieut.' John. J. Beilly, a member of the expedition,; who suggested that the gas as sent forth bjr the mountain was not; inflammable until mixed with a certain quantity of oxygen, and that mixture was reached at the time the gas arrived at St. Pierre.' It was firm ly asserted by all the survivors that everyone in St.,,Pierre was dead three minutes after the explosion took place. ' . ' ',; : . The medical;jnen say that the cause of death at St. Vincent seems to have been sulphur dioxide, or a similar gas, emitted by Soufriere. A few persons were injured or killed by falling rocks. Burns were found on the posterior sur face of the exposed parts of ,the body, indicating that' everyone was running away from the mountain. THE BREEZE CURE. Benetflclal Effect, of , Riding: at Full Speed In a Vehicle of Hltfh, Motor Power.. , s The medical ' journals declare that to ride in an autoinobile at full speed is an excellent jonic. it "senas rusnes of pure air through the nostrils into the lungs, while the beating of the same pure air against the face has the effect of hardening the muscles and of quickening the circulation." This is what any brisk- movement in: the open air will do, especially if the wind is blowing, says the Hartford Times. Could not thef effect be produced by a reservoir of compressed air connect ed with a six-inch pipe? The passenger could sit in a chair on the porch and let the breeze be turned on him at the same velocity that he would be carried against the air in an automobile He, could wear his leather coat and goggles and have all the benefits of a rapid ride without the danger of running over pedestrians. A steering wheel could be furnished to complete the .resemblance.. From time to time .water could., be allowed to trickle into the pipe and a driving rain bevproduced. Or salt water could be- used and the effect of sailing in a stiff breeze be ; given. The plan , is worth considering. -It is not patented. Canvassing toy" Proxy. A company has just been, formed in France to relieve parliamentary candidates of t ail the worries of a general election. , Posters, agents, orators, audiences all are found. Voters, however, are not supplied, but if the candidate is not elected the company guarantees to return "a third of whatever he may have paid to se cure hi 'l"'r. ; . .. . v FOREST PARK Week of JULY 7. THE BIG COLORED SHOW NashvHle Trotibadors PEOPLE SPECIALTIES IDEAS New Fun. Clean Fun. Band Concerts Tuesday and Friday even ings. Also Sunday afternoons, DANCING EVERY EVENING. Belleiie w Lake Grove , Grand 4th of July Celebration mm Dancing Afternoon and Evening. . Two Band Concerts. Brilliant Fireworks Display at Night. Rock Island Hotel, BEACH STREET. ' Near Old Savin Rock Board and Room $7 Per Week lee 1 Wat Prof. Bailey RE-OPENS HIS BALL ROOM AND STAGE DANCING CLASSES SEPTEMBER ,25. OFFICE, 70 BANK STREET. Which One Do YOU Patronize ? Perhaps you are patronizing one ; that gives unsatisfactory service, and do not change because "you . think all laundries are about alike. Most laundries are about alike, but ours is radically difrerent rrom all others. . . . CARPETS CLE HED AND LAID Davis Steam Laundry ' 17 CANAL STREET Branch office. 6? Grand street. Once Price per. Quart Bottle, 45c $4.50 per dozen Price per Pint Bottle, 25c $2.50 per dozen Price per 1-2 Pint Bottle, 15c $1.50 per dozen Orangeade, Pineapple, Raspberry and Ambrosia Punch, Pure Fruit Syrups, Price per Bottle, 25 c Indian Root Beer, Guaranteed to be the BUY THE Perfect F low r THE ONLY BEST FLOUR. ! i. :) .. MENT STORES, 139 East Main Street, "Broadway," Next Poll's Theater. eh This Space To-Morrou, Tuesday, July 8, 1902. " : That we have the . 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