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THE BELDING BANNER
BELDINQ. MICHIGAN MONEY, POWER AND WISDOM. It would hardly be thought neces sary for anyone now to advise young men about to leave college to "honor money, honor money-getting and hon or power;" yet such was the strongest note of the baccalaureate orator at an eastern college, says the New York "World. If there is anything on the earth or under the earth that on-cora-Ing Americans do not need to have urged upon them it is love of money and love of power. This may be said without indorsing in any respect the malicious and, for the greater part, in sincere attacks upon wealth so often made by demagogues and hypocrites. The passion for money and the obses sion of money-getting have become al together too conspicuous a3 American traits. They bring little content to those who are thus afflicted and they awaken resentment in the breasts of millions. In spite of new teachings and practices, knowledge still is power. Supplemented by wealth, knowledge becomes power triumph ant Without wisdom the power of money is lawless and destructive a curse to its possessor and an evil ex ample to the world. The department of agriculture Is conducting an experiment in the culti vation of blueberries in its green houses in Washington, and the chief botanist says the outlook is promis ing. The aim is not to greatly in crease the size of the berry, but to improve the flavor, if possible. An im portant discovery is the fact that the blueberry requires an acid soil, which agriculturists generally seek to miti gate as the first step toward general cultivation. A fungus on the roots of the blueberry enables the plant to as Bimilate the food which it draws from the acid soil. Success is therefore in dicated on nearly worthless areas pos sessed of the proper soil elements on which the necessary acidity can be retained. In other words, blueberry culture may be profitable on soils which are good for nothing else and for that reason have been practically abandoned. The experiment at Wash ington hints at something profitable in the future for the owners of cut over lands in some of the old timber sections of the country. ' The whale fisheries "petered out" years ago, when mineral oils and other products took the place of the oil gathered from the cetaceans. To be sure, there are still a number of vessels engaged in the business, and there also is a moderate demand for the oil, whalebone and other products they secure. But the industry has no such proportions as in the days of old. Now it begins to look as though the sealing industry were also doomed to extinction. An experienced captain of a sealing craft who has just re turned from Halifax- after a ten months' cruise, says the business in the South Atlantic at least is unprofit able and will soon become a thing of the past. In this he is sustained by other veteran seal hunters. The main reliance, apparently, is to be on the Alaskan sealing grounds, and care will have to be taken to prevent their depopulation. A story coming from the east sounds like an echo of the strenuous past. The report is to the effect that pi rates in North Borneo, East Indies, have captured an American citizen. To this is added that a British war ship is on the track of the pirates " and will co-operate with Americans In efforts at rescue. The old days of brigandage and piracy have disap peared, no doubt, forever. But now and then a deed of the sort in ques tion serves to remind the world thfct here and there the spirit survives. Raisull's exploit in Morocco, the latest East Indian attempt and the modern train hold-up are survivals of the former practices, and the last- N mentioned is the most daring and dangerous. Business in Chinatown, New Yorx, is said to be stagnant as a result of fear bred by the revelations inci dent to the Elsie Slgel murder. Shop men are idle and restaurants are without patrons. The good Chinamen are suffering with the wicked, and the entire colony is receiving a lesson which admonishes aid to the author ities in keeping out agitators of the various tongs, and maintaining law and order. The friends of Commander Peary having indulged in a little harmless boasting, the admirers of Dr. Fred erlck A. Cook, the missing Arctic ex plorer, are expressing the opinion that the doctor has succeeded in reaching the pole, and that he Is now on the west coast of Greenland await ing transportation back to civilization This is all pure surmise. There is a possibility in both cases, and the fui Iher chance that Dr. Cook may come south with Peary when that persisted xp'orcr returns. E STARTS A BLAZE AND SHE TURNED THE HOSE ON HER NEIGHBOR SO NOW THE LAW STEPS IN. A BITTER SOCIAL FEUD. Grand Haver Society is Rent, the Court is Appealed To and Now Comes An Interesting Hearing. Society in Grand Haven is torn by a bitter feud of such social propor tions that Attorney General Bird has found It necessary to take a hand in the judicial effort at its settlement. The principals in the women's war are Mrs. Corie C. Coburn, whose hus band is prosecuting attorney and a political leader of more than local influence, and Mrs. Mary Boyce, widow of one of the big lumber king. Thf ill-feeling between the two wo men was brought to a climax when Mrs. Coburn, watering her lawn with a hose, saw Mrs. Boyce standing at an open window in her mansion next door watching. Whether there was a preliminary exchange of compli ments, spoken or by signs, is not known, but it is charged that Mrs. Coburn suddenly turned the hose upon Mrs. Boyce and soaked her thor oughly with water before she could escape. Mrs. Boyco wanted a warrant for her enemy, but feared she could not arrest the prosecutor's wife. She asked Justice Wachs, and he, also du bious, wrote to Attorney General Bird. A warrant was issued and served on Mrs. Coburn. The case was brought before Jus tice Wachs and Mrs. Coburn demand ed a change of venue, declaring the justice was prejudiced. She insisted that the trial go to Justice Hoyt. who is a friend of State Warden Pierce. The change was granted and Justice Hoyt Is hunting for a temporary court room large enough to hold an au dience which will include all the so cial lights allied with both factions. The trial will be the most important social event Grand Haven has seen for many years. The feud has literally divided Grand Haven women of wealth and social pretensions into two rival camps. Both leaders are wealthy, and their homes are the finest in the city. Before her marriage to Coburn Mrs. Coburn was the widow of Henry W. Buswell, a rich lumberman. Attorney General Bird will be pres ent at the hearing, either in person or by deputy. The Soldiers Return Fatigued by 10 hard days' of mil itary maneuvers at Camp Harrah and grimy and travel-stained by their journey over the dusty railroad from Ludington, the state troops have re turned to their homes. "It was the hardest camp eo far as actual work was concerned, that the boys have ever put in." said one of the officers. "There were not many dress parades, such as we can have every night in our armory, but it wa3 nil scouting and military tactics, where every private had to think for himself. The companies have Improved 50 per cent in efficiency in consequence. In spite of the hard work the boys all enjoyed it and I think that the majority of them would gladly put in 10 days more." Reveille at Camp Harrah sounded at 3 a. m., and after a hurried break fast the troops set at the hard task of cleaning up camp and striking lents. Owing to the heavy dew which had soaked the canvas it was necessary to leave the tents to dry in the sun before packing. A detail of men was left behind to superin tend the loading. Died a Raving Maniac. Continually calling In the delirium of his last four days for his daughter, Mrs. Mary Jane Cleminson, whose mysterious death in Chicago several weeks ago resulted in the indictment of her husband, Dr. Haldane Clcmln Fon, cn a charge cf murder, John Morgan died In South Haven of men ingitis, sk the retord reads. After the tragedy Morgan aged rapidly. His re maining children tried to divert his m'nd from the tragedy, but to no pur poce. Kcr a week he had recognized no one. In fancy his thoughts re verted to the tlmo when his lost dauzhtcr was a !iU!o girl playing at hl l:ncc, nnd ho called to her with the pet namc,$ the had borne in child hood. Pointing an accusing finger at an imaginary figure- ho would shricl: fo:th imprecations and curves against hi s daughter's slayer, until the weeping children around him shudder ed. The Largest Drain. The dredging of the Maple rivei was completed las week by the Chi cago company which had the contract, thus ending the largest drainage Job ever done in Michigan. The work W23 commenced three years ago last October, and h?s been going on day and night ever since. The river was dredged out for 28 miles, beginning at its head in Shiawassee county. Thousands of acres of land in ShW wassee and Cllotcn counties, hereto fore practically worthless, are re claimed by the job. which cost the two counties OW.ooo. Sylvester Drake, a farm hand, thiown from his scat by a runaway team and hurled asalnst a tree, lay unconscious for syveral hours before he was discovered. His skull was fractured and he will die. Mrs. Clir.i fi;ucla. of Bay City, whose husband was run down and killed by a train recently, has begun suit for $10,CCQ damages against Win. Schr.tl', 3 local snlonnlst, and the Michigan Bonding & Surety Co. of De troit. She claims that the saloonlst sold her husband liquor, making him Intox'c&ted. and that the fatal acci dent was the direct result. MICHIGAN ITEMS. j Nineteen ladies from Howell gath ered at Island Lake to celebrate their j birthdays. Five new cases of typhoid fever were added to the list Wednesday, making the number sick, 27. Mrs. Belinda Rayner, aged 76, of VIcksburg, in a fit of despondency, drowned herself in a cistern. Mary Lenery, a Menominee fi-year old, ate spoiled sardines she found in & can in the yard. She is dead. Saginaw city council has voted $500 to build a tuberculosis shack on the grounds of the detention hospital. Pere Marquette train No. 1. bound north, was delayed at Gardendale one hour Thursday, when the engine broke down. At a secret meeting of the "dry" leaders of Kalamazoo it was decided to give the "wets" another fight In the spring. Norman Eldred, the aged' patient who disappeared from Otter lake sanitarium, near Flint, has been lo cated in Saranac. Stepping off a Grand Rapids street car before it had come to a stand still, Mrs. Marcia Madden, 35. was thrown to the pavement and fatally injured. Shooting at a mark at Walled Lake, some one of three young men camp ing there accidentally shot and killed one of their companions, George Kidd, of Northville. During the temporary absence from the house of Mrs. Ernest Eleanor, of Port Huron, her infant son drank car bolic acid from a bottle left within reach, and died. Sewer workmen found a wooden box containing two human skeletons at a street corner in Flint. The bodies had apparently been buried many years ago, probably on a farm. Nino men left Cadillac Wednesday to join the navy. They were Max Souzer, S. Wheelock, F. R. Flodqulst, L. F. Daley, C. A. Cass, A. Nicholson. E. Duvall, Charles Laney and R. E. Peters. A furious storm struck the northern half of Detroit Thursday afternoon, and in 20 minute's damage was done to trolley and telephone lines which will cost several thousand dollars to repair. Ex-State Senator John W. Garve link of Graafschap has resigned his position on the school board, which he has held for 511 consecutive years. Last winter he slipped and fell on an icy walk. He is now SO. E. W. Clark of Philadelphia, it is reported, will construct an electric line between Bay City and Caro. It Is understood that the line will ab sorb the Flint & Saginaw road and connect with Detroit by way of Caro. Mrs. Jane Mallow, of Athens, was burned by an explosion of turpentine In her pantry. In the dark she over turned a bottle and then lighted a mftch. Her hair was burned off and her body badly scorched. She cannot live. The twenty-seventh annual session of the Grand Chapter of the Colored Royal Arch Masons, Knights Templar, and Order of Eastern Star, was held in Benton Harbor last week. Detroit was chosen as the place for the 1910 meeting. Grand Rapids is growing. During the past three years 1,921 houses were built there, at which rate, allow ing five persons to a family, the new population is about as many as live In each of several fourth class cities in Michigan. Fire of unknown origin destroyed five big barns on the Gunnison farm, five miles from Grass Lake, Sunday afternoon. The buildings were filled with the season's crops of hay and oats, but the live stock sheltered in, them were saved. Additions to Pont lac factory con cerns will compel the employment of 1,500 more mechanics next year, and the fact that there are at present fewer than 40 vacant houses in the city has given Pontiac the most puzzling problem of its history. Fire, probably caused by spontanea ous combustion, destroyed three barns on the farm of William Clifford, near Emmett, Sunday. Over 100 tons of hay and many farm Implements were burned and the loss will amount to $3,000, with partial insurance. It is now believed that the myste rious fire which destroyed the plant df the Freeman Lumber Co., in En gandine, Mackinac county, was the work of an Incendiary. The mill, which was closed for the summer, was valued at $7,000, and will be rebuilt at once. All efforts to locate William Alexan der, aged 60, and his 9-year-old son. John, who disappeared after starting from their farm, nine miles south, to Flint to attend the circus, Aug. 6, have so far failed, and many people now believe that they went for a boat ride and were drowned. Thirteen foreign countries, and 45 states and territories and the District of Columbia, furnished students at the session of tho U. of M. summer school, which closed last week. A treat many of the students were out siders, 112 other colleges which con duct summer schools being repre sented. Juatico James M. Smith, of Hast ings, has a broken arm and severe bruises as the result of being jerked from his horse and dragged by the cow which he was leading on a 30- foot chain. After circling about till Smith was wrapped in the chain the cow ran home, with the justice bump ing along the rough road. Gov. Warner has repeated his dec laratlon that Supt. Judd, of the state blind Institution, will hold his job. de spite the charges made by retiring Trustee W. S. Bateman, of Albion He also affirms the report that cither C. H. Hackley or F. Bruce Smith, the latter n blind newspaper man of Sag Inaw, will succeed Bateman. A fire which broke out in the lum bcr yards of the Menominee River Shinsle Co. raged all day Sundiv and spread to the ynrd of the Roper Cedar Co. Buildings, cars, lumber and shingles to the value of $50,000 were destroyed. The loss is parti) covered by Infurance. REIGN OF TERROR AT MIES ROCK THE MILITIA BECOME UGLY AT THE KILLING OF THREE OFFICERS. ORDERS, "SHOOT TO KILL' Strikers Are Dranged From Houses and Beaten, Men Are Shot, Homes Are Wrecked. Reinforced by militia and a small host of additional deputy sheriffs, the constabulary that Is guarding the property of the Pressed Steel Car works at McKees Rocks, Pa., ha3 practically established martial law there, with all the military lawless ness that usually attends such a dras tic peace enforcement measure, with the aim of striking tenor to the hearts of the belligerent strikers, who Sunday night instituted a riot In which three troopers and three strikers lost their lives and twelve others were injured. The military is in an ugly mood over the killing of officers Sunday night, and intends to follow out to the letter the sinister order to "shoot to kill" if there Is any more disturb ance. In fact, martial law at McKees Rocks has already degenerated into a veritable "reign of terror." The tem per of the militia was shown when a. physician who had worked all night in aiding the injured on both sides was clubbed by a trooper, who mis took him for a striker. This was fol lowed by an invasion of the home of a peaceful non-combatant by soldiers in search of strikers Monday morn ing. Fifteen strikers were found there and resisted arrest. In the battle that followed the furnishings of the entire house were wrecked. Troopers dragged the strikers from their hiding places and beat them, one by one, unmercifully with three- foot hickory riot clubs. Although Sunday night's bloody riot Is now many hours old, an accurate list of the casualties Is still unobtain able. Unofficially, however, six are known to have been shot to death and two others believed to have been killed, but carried away in the con fusion. Ten men, both strikers and police, are in hospitals fatally in jured, while at least two score men, women and children are suffering from bullet wounds and Injuries in flicted with clubs and stones. Aside from the human sacrifice. property was damaged to the extent of thousands of dollars. Three street cars were wrecked, many vehicles smashed. ' the streets "littered with window glass, close to a hundred doors of houses broken and half a dozen horses shot to death. BALLOON BURST. Walter Wellman's Second Failure to Reach North Pole. Walter Wellman's second attempt to sail over the north pole In a bal loon has resulted in failure. The giant dirifiible balloon America. In which Wellnian and his party of three set out on their perilous flight August 15, met with a mishap after It had proceeded alout 32 miles from the starting point, according to dls patches from Spitzbergen. Wellman and his party succeeded in making a landing without injury to any mem ber, and returned to Spitzbergen on board the steamer Fram. which also towed In the disabled balloon. After a long preparation and wait ing for favorable weather, the oppor tunlty came August 15, and Wellman decided early in the morning to make the start. Everything had been in readiness for some time, and only the final details of setting out on such a hazardous flight remained to be car ried out. It was 10 o'clock In the morning when the great airship was brought out of its shed and the daring explor ers took their places in the car. When the anchors were cast loose the air ship ascended beautifully, the engines were set in motion and everything seemed to work to perfection. The big air craft was maneuvered for some time, and answered the helm perfect ly. Then its head was turned to the northward and It set out at a speed of 25 miles an hour. Suddenly, after having covered some 32 miles, and when everything seemed to be going splendidly, the leather guide rope, to which was at tached 1.000 pounds of provisions and stores, broke away. The accident oc curred Just as the airship was Hearing the pack ice of North Spitzbergen. Released from this great weight the airship shot upwards at a terrific pace until it was at a great hlght above the clouds. The pilots succeed ed, however, in bringing it down near the earth, turned it about and set out to fight their way southward to the edge of the pack ice, where the steamer Fram was anchored. After much difficulty a tow rope was got ten aboard the Fram, which started immediately to tow the airship to Spitzbergen. The strain was so great however, that it threatened to tear tbe car to which the rone was at tached to pieces, and Wellman finally decided to bring the airship down to the surface of the water. This was effected without mishap and the car rested on the surface of the water until all the members of the crew the dogs and the scientific Instru ments could be transferred aboard the Fram. A fresh start was tben made and the America was towed back to the landing stage and within a short distance of where the start was made But the 111 luck cf the expedition was not yet at an end. Ju?t as the airship reached the tending stage and everything looked favorable for Its rcpcue without sprlous damage, a sud den gust of wind caught the big in flated bag broadside on. and snatch ed it away from Its tow Mnes. AUTO RACING. Seven Lives Lost On the Indlanapolh Track Last Week. Another toll of death was paid at the motor speedway in the closing auto race at Indianapolis Saturday, when three people were killed, three badly injured, and a number bruised either In being struck by the wrecked automobiles or in the rush to escape, which amounted almost in a panic. It was while thousands of persons were pushing and surging for places at the fence and while the 300-mile race was in progress that the National ear with Merz as driver and Kellum as mechanician, came down the track with terrific bursts of speed, dashed into the fence and the spectators at the south side of the speedway. The tire on the right front wheel had burst and the machine turned turtle. Kel lum was pinched against the fence and Merz was caught under the ma chine. In a twinkling he reached up and turned off the throbbing engine and then called to those who had gathered around to look after Kellum, having no thought of himself. The second accident which result ed in the wrecking of the Marmon car driven by Bruce Keene caused the American Automobile association to cut short the program and meeting. The Marmon car ran into the side of the overhead bridge opposite the bleachers. The car wa put out of commission, but was not badly wreck ed. Keene was badly cut about the head, but was thought .10 be not fatally hurt. His mechanician was painfully bruised. After the second accident, the offi cials decided to call off the 300-mile race when the leading car a Jackson with Lee Lynch at the wheel had covered 235 miles. The Great Crops. Tho cron statistics show the agri cultural districts of America, with few exceptions, to be in record break ing condition of prosperity. In the west and northwest, the cen tral states, part of the southwest and a great deal of the east crops were never so treat. In the south, witn the nosslble exception of Mississippi; the loss in acreage of the cotton crop will probably be more than made up bv the increased value of the baled nroduct. and the whole south has safeguarded itself by diversified farm- Inir and other crops, which this year have come handsomely to the rescue notably In Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas. Samuel E. Clarke. S2 years old. for manyyears librarian in the general land office and department of the in terior. Washington. D. C. died last week. He was for a long time editor of the Portland Oregonlan and was the author of several historical works. THE MARKETS. Detroit. Cattle Good icradeH PtronK! Imi l Im. Kiefaaor lower; other grades steady: lat week'n opening. We quote drv-fed Pteers. $"..r0.; pteers and heif ers. 1.000 to 1,200 lb. $44. r. 0 ; steers and netrcrs. " to i.uwu ns. 4.-f; K rusH uteer.s and heifers thnt are f,t son tr l nod 11h J.r 7.". 4 '." : LTHSS steers and neirer mat are iai. oiei i tV. 7 Ti Cn V.1 0 : irood fat rows. S3.2ii U 3. .VI : Tun nu x". v r rn i in en rut i(iv common cows, $.'.; j; canner. i." t.,'f ,.w i4 iavv hi Ik S3 IT.- f:i r to tfoo'd bologna, biills. $3. GO; Ptock bulls. $2. ;? 3 ; choice feeding steers.' K00 to l.ovo li. 9t'(t4...; lair jeeuini sieerx. S(Ht in 1.000 lbs. f t.iiO'rf 4 : choice stock- erf. r.00 to Too lbs. $:s.f0rt .7.7".; fair utockerx. .'.00 to 700 lbs. $3413.40; Mock heifers, i; mlllcers. larjfe. young, me dium afce, $4Ht50; common milkers. Veal calves Market steady. lat week's prices. Hest, $7. 1 5 fa 8.50 ; others, A1I1j.1i rn i. a citk.1 cnrlncrM.cKUtA'if1v Sheep and lambs Market 50c lower man asi weeK. uesi lamos. o.cj; iair to Kod lambs, $ 6.75: llKht to com mon lambs. $1414.50; yearling's. $5f7 5.ii0; fair to good sheep, S3. $(.' 4.2 and common. X'lUiW. lliii'H l;irkf t stcnilv List vnpk' prices. Halite of prices: I.isht to good butchers. JSK.l'O; pigs. $7 'u 7.50; light yorkers. $7.25f7.75; stags, 1-3 off. East Buffalo Cattle Two loads of extra prime cattle sold at $7. The me dium anil common cattle suffered a de dine of from 15 4i;2oc. Hest export steers. $C.50d 6.i.; best 1.200 to 1.300-lb. shipping steers. J5.R5 Ti ;.10 ; best l.ti'U to 1-200-lb. steers. $5.60(?'5.S5; medium 1.050 to 1.150-lb. steers. $.ri(5.2ii; light butcher steers. $4.25 (a 4.50; best fat cows. $4.2S(!j 4.50; fair to good. $3.504; cutters. $2.60: best fat heifers. $4.75 Ofi 5: fair to good. $4 5i4.50: common. $3.75 44; best feeding steers $44(4.25; best stockers. $3,5043.75; light stocker. $3 43.25; best bulls. $tfo4.50; bolofina bulls. $3.504r3.75; stock bulls. $34 3. 50 best fresh cows and springers, $43(555; fair to good do. $25 (if 33; common do. $2057 25. Hogs: Kcceipts. fiO cars; mar ket lower; heavy, $8. 1047$. 25; yorkers $7,004.1 S.15; pigs. $7.90; roughs. $6,754? ti.90; stags. $5. 75 4i 6.25. Sheep: He ceipts. 50 cars; slow; best lambs, $7t& 7.2; fair to good, $646.75: culls. $4.75 4r 5.25; yearlings, $5.25 4j 5.50; wethers. $54i5.10; ewes, ?4.404t 4.7;. waives Steady;" best, $l49.25; heavy, $44j 5. Grain. Klc. Detroit. Wheat Cash No. 2 red. $1.00; September opened He higher ut ll.rtS, advanced to $1.10 and declined to SI. 09: December opened nt Il.OiMi moved tin to $1.0Ri. declined to $1.07 vi and closed at $1.08i: May opened nt S1.10H. gained ir. dropped back $1.1 IV and closed nt $1.11-; sample, 1 car at H.95M.: .o. i w.tlte. ii.:. Com Cash No. 2. 1 car at 71lic closing at "ls4c: No. 2 yellow. 1 car at 73c. 2 ut i Tic. Oats Cash No. ?. wlilto. 1 car Jt 30c 3 cars nt 40o: standard. 41c; .-eptem ber standard. 40c: s-implo, 1 car nt 40c Kve Cash No. 1. C8t? nkd. Itenns Cash. $2.20; October. $2: No vember. $1.!'.. Clovereed Prime KpM. $fi.5P; Oefo Iter. $7.40: Mnfch. 1 - luc: t $7.50 prlnn nlslke, $7.5.: smpl. 20 V&n at $7. r- at m.i.K iz nt J ....('. Timothy seed Trim tpot, C5 bag a $1.75. Feed--ft 100-lb sncks. Jobbing- lots Hran. $27: course middlings, $28; fn middlings. $30; crscked corn. $31 coarse cornmeal. $20; corn ami on chop. $2f ner ton. Flour l!est Michigan patent, $ 25 ordinary patent. $C. itralght. $5.00 clear. $V7: pure rye. $4.25: sorlnpr patent. .u0 Per uol Jr. woca. iobblnc lots. Grand Kapids will loan the state the $100,000 State Treasurer Sleeper wants. If 3j per cent interest is of fered. Tho city now gets 2.30 per cent in the city depository, and can net 3. CO per cent by buying short-time im provemcnt bonds. Trying to save his 7-year-old son who had fallen Into tho bay, John iaunaervuie or i-iscanaoa. was drowned. The lad was saved bv a yawl from a passing steamer. Mrs. Mae Hanson, of Howell, ha sworn out a warrant charging Anton Self, brewer, with aelllng a keg of SPORT IN HOOKING 'GATORS Also It a Pastime That Has a Consid erable Amount of Danger Mixed With It. 'Hunting alligators at night with a bullseye lantern and shotgun is tame sport compared with what Is called a 'gator hunt down in Florida," said an old Floridian. "I met n the feat of capturing an alligator alive and then towing the fellow to high ground through mud and water from what is called in Florida a 'gator hole. "The 'gator fishermen first find the hole, which is indicated by an open ing in the surrounding grass in the midst of a dense growth of vegeta tion, where the ground is worn smooth by the alligator in his pulls in and out. Sometimes these 'gator holes are in the nature of a cave in the bank of a Btream and may be 15 or 20 feet deep, and if so it is not an easy matter to get the animal out. "The fisher is supplied with a long pole with a metal hook in the end. lie takes a strong rope and throws it about tho entrance of the hole. At this juncture Roosevelt's monkey hunting in Africa is not in it com pared to 'gator hunting in the Florida marsh. "Then the fisher rams with the hooked pole down the den and waits and listens. If he finds the 'gator in the hole he teases the beast by pick ing him until the 'gator in a rage finally grabs the hooked pole and is pulled from the den. It is with uncer tainty that he is dragged forth, for it is not known whether the catch is a large or small one; the fisher does not know whether to get into shape to run or to fight. Hut out the 'gator comes, bellowing and roaring mad. "After the 'gator is dragged to the surface he in his rage turns and rolls and finally twists himself up in the rope or noose that has been previous ly prepared. With the assistance of the others in the party the 'gator's legs and mouth are tied and the 'ga tor is a prisoner. "The 'gator is for the most part caught in marshes where the ground is soft and slushy and too wet for either horse or wagon to enter. The fishers are compelled to carry their catch to higher ground, there to be loaded Into the waiting wagon, and the hunt is ended. A Crowded Steamer. A friend was complaining the other day to Capt. Harber, port captain of the state pilots, about the crowded condition of the steamboat on which he recently made a trip. "Four in a room?'' replied Barber. "That's nothing." "You should have traveled in the days of the gold rush to California. I remember one trfp out of New York we carried more than 1,000 passen gers, and if you put 50 on that ship to-day there'd be a holler that would reach Washington and make trouble for somebody. To show you how crowded it was ,and what 'crowded' really means, three days out from New York a chap walked up to the old man and said: " 'Captain, you really must find me a place to sleep.' " 'Where in thunder have you been sleeping until now?' asked the old man. "'Well.' says the fellow, 'you see, it's this way. I've been sleeping on a sick man, but he's getting better now and won't Ftand for it much longer.' " San Francisco Call. A Bit Tactless. "Dere cort'nly is a coolness between Mandy Jones an Clay Jeffson dese days," remarked Aunt Clorinda to a caller. "Is you got any idee what's do trouble?" "Yes, I is," was tho gratifying an swer. "Clay Jeff'son he done hurt her feelings bad rrt'do strawberry so; clal, cn Mandy is gwino t' hab dat boy l'arn to be mo carefuller in his talk befo tho 'lows any mo' co ting." "What did he do?" demanded Aunt Clorinda. " 'Twan'n' what he do, 'twar what he Eay," replied the well-informed vis itor. "Miss Colby, dat was sarving de sho'tcake, Fhe ax' Mandy will she hab a second piece ob it, an' Mandy say: 'Jes' a mouthful!' "An dat triflln' Clay Jeffson he up an' say: 'All you kin get on de plate, Miss Colby,' he say. "Co'fce ho tried to explalnify away all de trouble, but I reckon he's got to sarvo his 'prentlceshlp befo' Mandy 'cepts any 'pologies." Youth's Com panion. Fruit of the Jack Tree. The jack fruit, a giant among tho different fruits, wdiich appears al ready to have been known by the name of ischakka among the San scrlts, Is found a.'l over poutheastern Asia, as far as the islanos of tho Pa ciflc ocean; the Malabar coast (West lhauts) appears to be Its habitat. Tho jack tree, as tt is called In British India (Artocarpua Integrifolla, L), a relation of tho bread tree, of all trees most resembles in growth, bark and leaves the silver beech In mid summer. The trunk and thickest branches of this tree, attaining to a height of eighty to one hundred feet, are laden with fruit weighing up to thirty kilograms, three feet in length, 6haped like a somewhat long rounded and full packed bag. covered with numberless green or yellowish green pyramidal prickles about .03 centimeter high. As Like as Not. Hill I see a man is trying to drilt across the arctic circle. Whero do you aunnose he ll bring up? , Jill Oh, on the lecture platform orobablr. WILL LEAVE JOHNNY AT HOME Next Time Mother Visits Grandfather Youngster Is Not Likely to Accompany Her. "I think the mother of a six-year-old boy should have a pension to make ui to her for the mental agony she suf fers'," said just such a mother. "I took Johnny to his paternal grandfa ther's last week, and believe he haa cut us out of grandfather's will. Of course,, we send him to Sunday school and we both attend church, but we do not ask a blessing at the table, nor do we have family prayers. Grandfa ther docs, and it happened that the morning after we arrived Johnny wan excust'd from the table and went out in the yard to play. Grandfather led the way into the sitting room and wo all knelt down in prayer. Imagine my horror to see Johnny's little face peer ing curiously through the blinds and hear him sing out: 'Hey, in there, what kind of a game is that you're playing? Ain't you the rotten bunch not to let me In on It. 1 arose and softly whispered to him to run on and play, and he sang out: 'You're it, mamma, you're it; make a home run.' Now, what can you do with a small boy, anyway? 1 can never explain matters to his grandfather." PROVED BY TIML. No Fear of Any Further Trouble. David Price, Corydon, la., says: 'T was in the last stage of kidney trouble lame, weak, run down to a mero skeleton. My back was so bad I could hardly walk and the kidney secre tions much- disor dered. A week after I began using Doan's Kidney Pllln I could walk with out a cane, and as I continued my health gradually returned. I was so grateful I made a public statement of my case, and now seven years havo passed, I am still perfectly well." Sold by all dealers. 50c a box. Fo- ter-Milburn Co., Buffalo, N. Y. WIFELY SOLICITUDE. Burglar Hands up! Wife Oh. John, be careful of thosa globes; you'll break them! Within Her Means. A pretty little girl of three year.i was in a drug store with her mother. Being attracted by something in tho showcase, she asked what It was. The clerk replied: "That is a scent bag." '"How cheap!" replied the little girl. "I'll take two!" Lipplncott's Maga zine. The Prospec. "I am sorry that there Is a craze for these aeroplane Mights." "Why so?" "Because the lovers who want to take them will be more in the clouds than ever." Important to Mothers. Examine carefully every bottle of CASTOKIA a safe andure remedy for infants and children, and see that it Bears Ihe Signature In Vsq For Over :$( Years. The Kind You Have Always Bought Appropriate Terms. "Are Jake's rates' for his aeroplano high?" "You bet. Sky high." An Effective Remedy for Cramp3, Dysen tery, Diarrhea, Cholera Morbus, Cholera Infantum and Colic, should be always kept handy, for when such a medicine is needed, it is needed in a hurry. Dr.BJayne's Carminative Balsam hes fceen successfully employed fcr seventy-riqht years in reliev ing and curing all complaints of this r.ature. Stops pain imme diately. It is a household neces sity in homes where there are children. Yovr druggist will 6upply you. Per bottle, 25c Dr. D. Jarae Tonle Vtrralfarf la a reliable tnl4lnff-uB tonic for hath 1 tul ftnd cV.ilJ- i. t-.ilendl 1 to tk utter w nkcr.irz atttek of dysentery. Also af woita nUcla beer to her 15-ycar-old son.