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WATERBTOY EVENING BEMOCRAT, FRIDAY, JULY 15, 1904.
i i. . .. . . - - ; . " i imiiifai 4 r 1 p A FEW, BUT CHOICE We still have a few 2 and 3-piece M E N'S SUITS left. Every suit on our tables is new. fresh, this season's make of Unexceptional, Desirable Patterns. $6. 98 and $9.98 Worth IO and $15. R. R. HARDER CO. FISHING N SAMOA A.N INTERESTING DESCRIPTION , OF A NATIVE CATCH. How Our Fellow Citizens in Tutuila Keep the Larder Filled A Fieh Line Made of Plain, Palm Leaves. THF LIQUID MOON SHINE OF MISSOURI It is no generally known that con siderable moonshine whiskey is made in southwest Missouri. Detective James Rosen of Carthage has arrest ed several proprietors of illicit stills recently. V, Mr Rosche says that Missouri moon shiners make big profits as long as Uncle Sam lets them alone. He says they "take one gallon of cheap, black molasses, which costs about 30 cents; two bushels of meal, at an average cost of 65 cents per bushel, and some water. This made into a mash; al lowed to ferment, and the stuff then goes through the process of evapora tion. This amount of molasses and meal, with a sufficient amount of water added, makes forty gallons of, moon shine, which Is sold for $2 per gallon. The men who engage in the illicit dis tilling of whiskey are usually' Of the more ignorant class; that is, they are uneducated, but what they lack In book learning they make up in shrewd ness that cannot be learned in school. Most of the men engaged in this busi ness are desperate fellows and do not hesitate jto defend their liberty with the use of guns." Kansas City Jour nal. - V " Pango-Pango, Island of Tuttiila. 'Talofa', it is the fine day for fish," and the Samoan fisherman- turns a practiced eye upon the floating clouds. The deep bay lies calm and unruffled in the soft, hazy glow, which tells to the experienced fisher that the prey rides high and now is the appointed time for the sport. The inhabitants of , some of the ad joining huts are loitering upon the beach. Storms have been raging for a few days past and a subsistence of bananas and bread fruit has begun to pall. At the repeated assurance of the seer the older women scamper for the JAPS' LOSS REDUCED Russians Report 2,800 Killed and Wounded. VLADIVOSTOK FLEET IS OUT AGAIN 5 Kind You Have Always Bought, and which has been . uro w uvor ov years, nas norne tne signature of suu. : u3t3ii unue onuer nis per sonal SUTiftrvisinn slnrA Its infiuimr. Allow All Counterfeits, Imitations and J ust-aa-g-ood are but Experiments that trifle with and endanger the health of l wants, and Children Experience against Experiment What is CASTORIA f Oastoria is a harmless substitute for Castor Oil, Pare goric, Drops and Soothing Syrups , It is Pleasant. It contains neither Opium, Morphine nor other Narcotte substance. Its age is its guarantee. It destroys Worms and allays Feverishness. It cures Diarrhoea and Wind Colic. It relieves Teething Troubles, cures Constipation and Flatulency. It assimilates the Food, regulates the Stomach and Bowels, giving healthy and natural sleep. The Children's Panacea The Mother's Friend. GENUINE CASTORIA Bears the Signature of ALWAYS m s7 jggS00T tit The Kind You toe Always Sought In Use For Over 30 Years. caittfim ommnv, wt wwmv wrmnv mm your cm. Hands Up! We've Got You! You can't gat away from us when It comes to good stories. We fill the bill from the reader's stand point. We've Got a NEW SERIAL A DeltctlT, Story That BmIi Old Sherlock Bolmet ill Every Way.. It is the story of an amateur detec tive who detected and brought to Justice the most ingenious band of criminals ever known to fiction. The story is entitled Scoundrels 4 Co By COULSOH KERN AH AN Here are a Pew Lines About, the Author He has been prominent for years as a novelist and essayist, and is the author of a number of Interesting books, among which is " The Child, the Wise Man and the Devil," of which some half million copies were sold. Others of his stories are: "Captain Shannon," "A Dead Man's Diary," "Sorrow and Song," "A Literary Gent," and others. His bqoks have been translated Into French, Dutch, German, Norwegian, Polish, and in fact practically all the languages of Europe. li (Sit Co.'9 is One of His Best Stories IT STARTS SATURDAY A FISH LINE OF PALM LEAVES. "fish line." This present to the un tutored mind something of the appear ance of a monster apparatus for shoo ing flies, for window decoration, for anything almost before a fishing trap. The women come dragging it behind them, a rope of twisted palm leaves, perhaps 20 or 30 feet long. The stems are twisted into a thick rope, while the leaves hang massed below in a sort of heavy fringe. The women grasp the ends of the line, thef children gambol gaily in front and the men bring up the rear. To a slow chant they move into the water, the heavy rope of leaves sweeps out behind in a great semi-circle, the frightened fish dart from side, to side, seeking an opening in the heavy hang ing mass. On they sweep, sometimes the water nearly over the heads of the women, while the children, little water animals that they are, dive and swim like the fish about them. The path lies across a narrow neck of the bay. As they reach the farther side the fish grow more frantic, leap ing and dashing madly through the water. The men are scarcely less ac tive, seizing with nimble fingers those adventurous ones that have forced their way through the dragging trap. The women plod slowly on, shoulders bent to the weight of the catch and anxious only to land a goodly number" upon the bank. The children catch the smaller fish in their chubby hands and eat them greedily. This part of the performance goes hard with the prejudiced stranger, but is probably different in no way to the satisfaction we derive from a fine fresh oyster. Finally, with a shout and a scram ble, the shore is reached, the seine is Seneral Kurokl'a Scouts Have Ap peared South of Llaoyangr, In- aumiium a. General Flank Movement on Halahengr. LONDON, July 15. Advices from St. Petersburg say that the people of St. Petersburg retired last night in a hap py frame of mind. The absence of a dispatch from Lieutenant General Stoessel, commander of the military forces at Port Arthur, regarding the reported disaster to the Japanese is generally attributed to the delay in communicating official news owing to the absence of the emperor. Private dispatches received in St. Petersburg from Busslan sources in the fareast confirm the reports from Mukden and Chefu. According to a usually reliable source the Japanese losses were 2.8QP and the Russian losses 1,800. The city remains in a ferment of ex rftement, and extras are eagerly bought inp in the hope of finding the long ex peoted dispatch from General Stoessel. It is quite certain that there Is no disposition in any quarter in St. Pe tersburg to question the truth of the news. There is a general conviction that as Viceroy Alexeieff decided to communicate the report to the general staff it must be true. The war office had some hesitation in giving out the dispatch owing to its dubitative wording. It is contrary to the custom of the war office to publish statements made with such reserve as Viceroy Alexeieff thought fit to adopt The rejoicing in the Russian capita is increased by a foreign dispatch con firming the Japanese reverse. The question is eagerly asked if the Rue sians took advantage of the Japanese discomfiture to follow up the blow and inflict a crushing defeat, with possibly the capture of the siege guns. The news that the Vladivostok cruis ers and torpedo boats were out again filled the Russian ctip of Joy. Emperor Nicholas and Grand Duke Michael have arrived at Samara and were cordially welcomed. The em peror reviewed the troops under or ders for the far east and then visited the cathedral. The Russian outposts apparently are not offering serious resistance on ei ther of the Siuyen roads or along the line of Genera Oku's advance. There may be a slight collision at Tangchi, w la ere General Kuropatkin probably has stationed his left wing rear guard The Japanese are utilizing Kaichow to land supplies. General Sacharoff also reports the appearance of General Kuroki's out postB considerably south of ' Liaoyang. This is an indication of a general flanking movement on Haichettg. The Japanese northern outposts are aiming ujk tc on KtumnTsan. prooaniy due to pressure on the part of General Rennenkampff. A Tokyo report says that the Japa nese have occupied Yinkow and that the 300 Russians who wire in the town escaped with difficulty. STORY OF UTILE JO A LOVABLE CHARACTER OF THE WESTERN PLAINS. SPECIAL BARGAINS FOR ' ; 1 li SATURDAY and MONDAY xbb oecret ox a xiize Jeveaiel in a Trunk Full of Letters Ruby City's Broncho Buster Was a Girl. FREB SAVES HUBBY FROM BULL. Farmer's Wife Arrives with Pitchfork Just in Time to Prevent a Se rious Catastrophe. Mrs, Stephen Haines, of MorWstown, N. Y saved the life of her husband, a farmer, from a mad bull by brave work. The bull, a ferocious Guernsey, had been chained in the orchard near the house. It did not like the restraint, and, after plunging for awhile, man aged to break loose. Fearing trouble, Mr. Haines hurried after the animal. No sooner did it see Mr. Haines than the bull lowered his head and charged. Mr. Haines succeeded in eluding the bull for awhile, but was caught and tossed into a tree. He could not retain his hold to the branches and slid to the ground, when the bull at once gored him and slashed his clothing to shreds. Mrs. Haines, hearing her husband's cries, seized a pitchfork and ran out Just as Mr. Haines fell to the ground insensible, while the bull stood over THE CHILDREN ATE THE FISH RAW. whipped in and dozens of fish are thrown high upon the sand. ' After this has been repeated a. time or two, or until a sufficient supply for the community has been gathered to gether, comes the task of roasting the catch. Some holes are dug in the sand, fire is then kindled and theh the holes are filled with smooth stones. After the stones have become red hot they are carefully dragged out, the fire extinguished and the fish, cleaned and wrapped in thick leaves, are put into the holes, covered with the hot stones and left to roast. The cooking is seldom carried to the extent feauired by an alien palette, as the flesh is still moist and only about half done. The feast is declared read; and all fall to with a relish born of labor and fasting. These fishing parties usually take place once or twice a week, and thv fire built at that time does service foi all the community. Bread fruit, taro and bananas are baked and behold the housework is done for several days to come. ,. ANNA H. CLARK. Growth of Electric Traction. The electric railroads last year car ried three times the population of the world. The care ran three times the distance between the earth and the sun. The capital invested is twice as much as the United States bonded debt, and the gross earnings are $250, 000,000. Taxes are paid amounting to 113,000,000. Philadelphia Press. ATTACKED THE BULL FIERCELY, him and butted him. Only the fact that the bull's horns were far apart prevented it from killing Mr. Haines. Mrs. Haines attacked the bull fiercely with the fork until the prongs broke off. She then clubbed with the handle and fought for her own life as well as thai; of her husband. A fortunate blow on the tip of the nose stunned the bull, which then left. Mr. Haines, though badly hurt, is not seriously wounded. He will not kill or sell the bull. "The critter's too valuable to let go for any little thing like that," he said. Vast Fortune in Medals. The gold contained in the medals, vessels, chains and other objects pre served in the Vatican 1 would make more gqld money than the whole of the present European circulation. No one knew quite where he came from. All they could remember about him was that hehad one day tramped' into Ruby City, said he was Jo Monogan, and that he meant to dig for gold. Jo was as un like the ordinary gold seeker is it s possible to imagine. He was small, standing scarcely five feet in his high- heeled boots Strangely enough the diggers received him with more kindness than they usually meted out to strangers. They regarded him as a tenderfoot, and dubbed htm "Little Jo." Like everyone who came to Ruby City in those days. Little Jo" first tried his fortune at gold digging. But he soon found that his strength was not equal to the work. Next he became a shepherd. The life was lonely, but he Ml-ert it e n the rcore for this; he wanted think of the past. Yes, "Little Jo" had a "past" a "past" not many years gone be when all Buffalo had sighed in vain for one dance, or one word from the little shepherd. Those days had gone, only their re membrance clung to him like a terrible nightmare. , For three years he earned his living as a shepherd. Then, wearying of the life, he returned to Ruby City, and there found employment as a stableman. He learned to ride. In a few months there was not a cowboy in all Idaho that couia equal mm in borsemansbip. No horse could be found sd wild and vicious that would not soon become do cile when "Little Jo" bestrode his back. For miles around his fame extended, and to this day many a camp-fire yarn is spun, telling of how "Little Jo" broke In the wildest "bronchos," or tore fearless ly across the plain upon 4 writhing "buck-Jumper." But fame did not please "Little Jo." A few miles west lay a rachlng town, called Rockville; thither he repaired and invested his savings in a cattle ranch. Years went by. Instead of becoming more intimate with his neighbors, "Lit tle Jo" shut himself out almost entirely from their society. He worked on his ranch, seldom riding into Rockeville ex cept to meet the mail coach. Sometimes it brought him letters. And the rough ranchers would see his face light up, as seizing them, he galloped to his little cabin, there, alone, to read and sometimes weep over them. One day "Little Jo" failed to meet the coach. There was a letter for him. Feeling sure that he must be ill, two of his fellow ranchers volunteered to take it to him. Arriving at his little cabin, they knocked at the door. No one answered. Again they knocked. Still not a sound. At last they burst the door open, and stepped inside. , , On a rough bed they found "Little Jo" dead. That afternoon they searched his cab in. Under his bed a worn trunk full of letters was discovered. Bit by bit, his whole sad history was disclosed. Many of the letters were old, written SO years ago, telling of a society girl at Buffalo, of an engagement, a clandestine marriage, an angry father, and, lastly, of a deserted wife. And furthermore, they spoke of this girl's prbie, and her determination to earn her own living; and how, finding herself handicapped through being a woman, she had donned man's clothes, and changed' her name to Jo Monogan. Hunt Stamps with the following order at - 1 lb Best Butter, 30c 1 2 lbs Soda Crackers, 14c 1 can Soup, 10c 1 can Baked Beans, 1 3c FREE 20 Hunt Stamps with 2 cans Tomatoes. 20 HuntStamps with 2 cans Peas, 20 Hunt Stamps with 2 cans Corn, S - 1$ SU Hunt Stamps with 2 boxes Root Beer Extract 40 Hunt Stamps with lb Tea, JO Hunt Stamps with 2 lbs Lard, 25c 25c 20c Wk 25c iioBHSffp j THE UNION SUPPLY CO. mm FreeDrffvcry. H 8 Sooth Mate St TeLTJI-4. VrtstTffle and Oafcviil, DsHeety Teeeiay and FrW.r TWO BOYS DROWN A BABY. Carry Infant Away In a Potato Sack and Deliberately Throw It in Water Butt. A remarkable case of Juvenile de pravity is reported from Sery. in iae department of Aisne, France. M. Ger main and his wife went out on Wednes day, leaving their one-year-old son in charge of the eldest girl, named Adrienne, aged 12. Seeing that the baby was asleep, she went into the village for some milk, and in order not to wake the child got out of the win dow, leaving It open. She had scarcely disappeared when two little boys, named Maurice Herln International Amenities. The newly-rich American looked across the table at the faded and shabbily-dressed Englishwoman who she thought was trying to snub her, and it was plainly a hostile glance. "You ad mire this diamond," she said to her next neighbor, in an unnecessarily loud tone. "It is handsome, I think. I bought it In London at one of the pawn-shops where the English royalty dispose of their ornaments in times of need." Her glance again rested on the face across the table. "I have no doubt of it," said the eseasperatingly soft and clear Eng lish voice. "Our best people sometimes sell, but they never buy in pawn-shops, madam." Youth's Companion. PUT THE BABY IN A BACK. and Jean Bideaux, each aged six, who were playing close by, entered the house by the open window. Finding the baby asleep, they put it into an empty potato sack, which they pro ceeded to stuff with grass, and then carried it between them to the water butt outside the house. They threw the sack into the butt, and then scamp ered away. " When the sister returned she was astonished at finding that the baby had vanished, and after several hours search found it drowned in the water butt. As .the boys had been seen near the house, the mayor of the village sent for them, and in the nresence at the horrified parents they related what they did, though they were apparently unaware that they had done anything wrong. Water That Petrifies Sand. Extraordinary qualities are pos sessed by the River Tinto in Spain. It hardens and petrifies the sand in its bed, and if a stone falls in the stream and alights upon another in a few months they unite and become one stone. Fish cannot live in its waters. All Fixed. "Twenty minutes for refreshment!" bawled the guard, as he passed down the platform. The little girl with the blackberry jam on her chin hailed him. "You needn't stop the train on our account," she said, timidly. "We're going to eat ours in the cars." New Yorker. DO AS THE ROMANS DO. One of the Strange Effects of Life ii Rome on the Temporary Vlsitof. The strangest thing obout life ig Rome is that one not only does as the Romans do, but ends by thinking as Romans think and feeling as the Romans feel. The best illusM tion I know of this is the nientai at titude of the foreign residents toward! certain superstitions, notably the be lief in the evil eve the Jettatura, as it is indifferently known. never Knew an Italian who did not hold more or less to this superHti tion. Americans who have lira in Rome either reluctantly admit thai "there does seem to be something i it," or, if they are Roman born, quiet ly accept it as one of those things im heaven and earth of which pbiiisoph iaus cage account. In certain respects the Italian Ii markedly free from superstition a compared with the Celt or the Sef ror instance, the fear of ghosts of spirits is so rare that I have nevM met with it; on the other hand, the bei lief in the value of dreams as guide to action is deep rooted and wideS spread. The dream book in some fanofi ilies is held hardly second in impor ance to the book of prayer. The Italian's eminently practical natucei makes him utilize his dreams in "playing the lotto," as the buvinsr. ofc lottery tickets is called; To dream of certain things indicaJH that one will be lucky and should play. The choice of the number 1 the chief preoccupation of the has ed lottery player. It is decided ItvJ the oddest chance by the number on a bank note that has been lost and: found again, or the number of a eb; whioh has brought one home from de?' lihtful festivity. Century. WHY EXGINBER CRIED. -I . . V - Fable of Man and Rooster. Once there was a man who was awak ened every morning by the crowing of his rooster. This so provoked him that at last, putting hi head out of the win dow, he shouted: "Miserable creature! Is it not enough that you crow by day? Early every morning you crow and crow until you cause the sun to rise. Then I have to get up and work. If you do not keep quiet in the morning I shall certainly wring your neck." And so be did, but too late he found that the sun rose from other oauses than the crowing of A rooster. Washington Star. Snappy. "I may be wrong," said Miss Bella Kose, with fire in her eye, "but it looked to me as li you meant to oaas ma iuat now without speaking." "Well," began Miss Snobley, 'l er really" "Oh, if you want to cut me you can da it, for you've got the hatchet face to do Wius, susg Enough. "Indian&nolia TJp-to-Date. "Stand pat!" yelled the player, who was coaching. "What does he mean by that?" asked the inevitable girl in the grand stand. "That's the correct form now for 'hold your base,' " replied the indispensable young man. Chicago Tribune. Extreme Politeness. ' The French have a certain reputa tion for politeness to womankind, but they would be put to it to oWo the politeness of the scare head-line of a London evening paper, which reads thus: "Charge Against a Lady Convict." Her Way. A woman's way of saying to the minister that she would like to whale her boy, who has Just knocked over the water pitcher, is to declare: "Dear little chap; he is so full of innocent spirits. "N. Y. Press. Gives What He Doesn't Heed. Willie Pa, what is a philanthropist, anyway? Pa A philanthropist, my son,, is merely a man who has more money than he can possibly use himself Indianapolis Star. . Too latent Upon It. "Some folks," said Uncle Ebon, "Is so partie'lar 'bout givin' de devil his due dat dey fohgits Jar is a heap o! hones' an' well-meanin' people needin' a little incouragement." Washington W&1 :'T "Yes. indeed, we hav soniA omr little incidents happen to us." said thetW fat engineer. "Queer things happee43 to me about a year ago. You'd think it queer for a rough man like me to cry for ten minutes, and nobody bin either, would you? Well, I did. and 1 can almost cry every time I think of 1 I was running along one af tern pretty lively when I approached a Mm tie village where the track cuts through tne streets, i slacked up a little, bail was still making good speed, vien sud denly, about twenty rods ahead of me, a little girl not more than 3 years old toddled onto the track, i'ou can't ev: imagine my feelings. There was no way to save her. It was impossible stop or even slack much, at that d tance, as the train was heavy and the j grade descending. In ten seconds tt would have been all over, and after r versing and applying the brake, I shut my eyes. I didn't want to see " any more. "As we slowed down my fireman stuck his head out of tho cab window to see what I'd stopped for, when ha laughed and shouted at me: 'Jim, look, here!' I looked, and there was a big Newfoundland dog holding the littlefc' girl In his mouth, leisurely walking t ward the house where she evideni belonged. She wag kicking and cryir, so that I knew she wasn't hurt, and t h dog had saved her. My fireman thong! it funny, and kept laughing, but I crt' like a woman. I Just couldn't help It I had a little girl of my own at home. Galveston Tribune. THE FINAL PROOF. Because several grains of rice drop pod from the band of his hat as b hung it in the rack of the railroad car all the other passengers at one concluded that he and his fair cora ponion had just been married and were bound for their honeymoon tri A strict watch was, therefor-?, kept the couple during the remainder the Journey from Camden to Atlantt . : . . - i i j . . . . . . ii.jf. uur iuu rne Tuooermg" cease as they emerged from the car and walked briskly down the platform, The most diligent of the neck-strainers, however, failed to discover ait undue affection in the actions of the couple, and began to wonder whether they really were bride and groom m whether the rice had got into thfc man's hatband by accident One person satisfied himself on this) point. He had occasion to board tj trolley on arriving at the shore, ind to his agreeable surprise, the coupl wiio had attracted so much attentions; in the train instantly took seat di rectly in front of htm. Instantly h knew that they had Just been mvm ried. The man had negleeted to tatot card off ids natty business suit andfe there it stood sewed on tight to th; back of his lapei and published to the world thus: Lot X24897. A Size SB. Price 12.98. Nobody but a newly married vuftlP would forget such au, important thinsl as that Philadelphia Telegraph,