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THEY WAGE WAR ON THE FLIES IN TEXAS
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THE agitation for the extermination of the house lly In Texas has resulted In tho killing of millions of the
pests. The above photograph shows a heap of millions of Hies caught In specially built fly traps In Mac
HEARS PRAYERS; DIES
Suicide of an Eccentric Religious
Wealthy Fish Merchant In Washing
ton Market, Manhattan, Retired
From Business and Intended
to Spend Life in Ease.
New York. After picking out a
burial plot, making his will and carry
ing out other arrangements for his
death, John Elsey, 71 years old, whoso
eccentricities had mado him one of
tho city characters, committed suicide
in his home, 98 Jewett avenue, Jersey
City. Just before firing two bullets In
to his head he had his daughter-in-law,
Mrs. Augustus Elsey, read to hlmsov
eral extracts from a prayer-book. Ho
Bent her to her room to do somo sew
ing and said ho was going to tako a
phort nap. Instead ho went to bath
room, where he killed himself.
Elsey several years ago was one of
tho wealthiest fish merchants In Wash
ington Market, Manhattan. Ho sold
out his placo for $250,000 nnd then de
cided to devote himself to a life of
religion and ease. Religion was his
main interest In llfo. One of hlB chil
dren died 20 years ago and he found
ed tho Elsoy Chapel, in Jewett ave
nue, as a memorial. Before that time
Elsoy had carried his religious re
searches to the point of making fre
quent changes In his faith. When tho
chapel was opened ho was among the
Ho becamo convinced not long aft
erward that the Salvation Army work
ers wero tho expononts of his favorite
doctrines and ho gavo tho chapel to
tho Salvationists when he was con
verted. Subsoquontly it was occupied
as the Church of tho First Born, by
tho Faith Curo sect and thon went
hack to tho Salvation Army. Elsoy
froqupntly talked from tho pulpit and
delighted to tell tho Influences that
had worked to convert him to a new
He was married twice. His first
wife divorced him and the second
died in 1900. Tho widow of his son,
Mrs. Augustus ElBey, and Mrs. Jcs3lo
Tulley, a housekeeper, lived with him
IN PLEA FOR GUADALOUPE
Henry Beranoer, French Senator, Sees
Great Future for Colony In
Paris. Henry Berangor, tho French
penntor representing Guadaloupe, tho
French Island colony In the Lesser An
tilles group in tho Atlnntlc, has Issued
a public appeal In behalf of that Isl
and, which ho has Just visited.
Senator Berangor foresees a great
industrial and agricultural futuro for
Guadaloupe, but lie declares that tho
island Is now too heavily burdened
Ho points out that In the last ten
years the population has increased
from 150,000 to 220,000, and Guada
loupo has maintained her output of
Bugar, tho coffro production has
tripled and tho production of fruit
flavorings has steadily mounted.
What Guadaloupe needs, says Sen
ator Berungcr, Is a chahco to work by
herself nnd for herself. Sho needs to
bo freed from excesslvo taxes levied
by tho mother country and tho great
variety of fiscal charges which utlllo
tho efforts of planters and fishermen
and which together constitute a bur
den which discourages tho admlrablo
enthusiasm of the Islanders to develop
into a successful and brilliant colony.
il. C. Man May Float Liberte.
Washington. MaJ. Harley B. Fer
guson, cnglnoer corps, U. S. A., who
superintended tho removal of tho
iMalno from Havana harbor, may, If
the war department accepts an Invita
tion from tho French minister of ma
Tine, go to Toulon to supervlso tho
floating of tho wreck of tho battleship
in tho Jewett street house Tho old
man had other valuable property,
among tho roalty pieces bolng a man
sion in Duncan avonuo that ho sold
last April to Edward J. Edwards, stato
controllor. Several times since then
ho regretted tho sale of this house.
Two weeks ago with his daughter-in-law
he went to Cypress Hills ceme
tery, in Brooklyn, whero ho made ar
rangements for a burial plot for him
self nnd also ho picked out ono for
Mrs. Elsey. Ho admitted to Mrs.
Elsey ho had made all his plans for
denth. Howover, there seemed to bo
no chnngo In his spirits after that
time. Ho seemed cheerful as ho list
ened to several chapters from his
newest religious book, Prevailing
Prayer. After ho was found with two
bullets in his head In tho bathroom ho
never recovered consciousness.
"I don't know why ho should have
killed himself," said Mrs. Elsey. "He
and I havo lived to ourselves for
years as fine ns princes. Ho had plen
ty of money to Inst him all his life,
but he worried nbout money ho had
lost and about tho salo of tho Duncan
avenue house. Then ho has not been
the samo since he gave up his busi
ness." MOTHER URGES SON'S DEATH
Witness Says Woman Saw Boy Mur
dered by Another Youth In
Baltimore. That Mrs. Emma Bam
berger saw mortal wounds Inflicted on
hor son and encouraged Albort Pat
terson to kill tho boy was tho startling
testimony In the polico court as tho
gruesome aftcrmnth of a terrific strug
gle In which young Bamberger lost his
llfo late tho other night.
"That woman ran across the
street," said a witness. "She slapped
tho boy In the faco and said 'Kill
Other witnesses corroborated that
Albort J. Patterson, who did tho cut
ting, was held pending tho action of
a coroner's inquest, whllo Mrs. Bam
berger, the dead boy's mother, waB
held as an accomplice.
Victim of Disease of Eyes Also Is En I
ahlH tn Mpmnrly Artirlf I
New York. Visual power by which
a man enn read tho entire page of an
ordinary book at a glanco and repeat
every lino word for word Is tho sub
ject of an article by Dr. Georgo M.
Gould In tho current number of Tho
Journal of tho American Medical as
sociation. That this power Is duo not
to normal visual conditions, but to a
dlseuso of the eyes, Is Dr. Gould's con
tention. Tho man with the remarkable eyes
Is designated as "Mr. C." This man
can read several books ench evening,
and :.sually he can repeat all ho has
read without error. He la fond of
poetry and novels, and a quick glanco
at the pages suffices to fix Its contents
Indelibly In his memory.
Tho case was easily explained by
thoso who havo knowledge of tho phy
siology of binocular, or two-ejed vis
Ion, Dr. Gould says. Somo time dur
ing tho mlddlo years of the man's llfo
tho central part of tho retina, the
"macular" region of the right oyo, was
dostroyed by an Inflammation eauHed
by eye-strain. Tho "fixing" part of
tho retina was obliterated, leaving
there a blind, round space or hole.
Tho left eye was not diseased and con
tlnued tho usual perfection of a ma
cular or central vision.
"By long, unconscious and forced ex
ercise," continues Dr. Gould, "tho
healthy zone of tho right retina sur
rounding the macular was educated to
such a degree that It could, when un
THEFT WEIGHED ON HER MIND
Converted at a pevlval Meeting, She
Aska Forgiveness of the
Devil's Lake, N. D. Remorse for
having stolen an apple from tho Qual
ity department store of this city 20
years ago, when she was a schoolgirl,
caused a St. Paul woman, who signed
her namo as "Mrs. F. C." of Dayton's
Bluff. St. Paul, to send tho local
merchant a letter asking forgiveness.
Tho owners of tho store say they
know who tho woman Is, but refuso to
disclose her Identity.
"More than 20 years ago," says tho
St. Paul woman, "I was a schoolgirl
living in Dakota, and you were run
ning tho store at tho trading point,
now Devil's Lake. While on my way
to school ono day I saw that no ono
was looking and I took n big npplo
from a basket In front of your place
of business. I waB converted last Fri
day night in a revival meeting boing
hold In ono of the churches In this vi
cinity and I want to make my wrong
right both with you and my maker."
TO CONFISCATE GIRLS' MAIL
How Postmaster Is to End Practice
He Regards as Evil To Give Let
ters to Parents.
Flushing, X. Y. A new and offectlvo
scheme for curbing misuso of tho post
ofllco's general delivery window has
ben put into effect by Postmaster
Thomas B. Lowerro here. lie will
henceforth confiscate all general do
livery lotters addressed to young girls
of tho villago and turn them over to
their parents or somo malo member of
the family. Mr. Lowcrre said ho
recently becamo awnro that Gome of
tho girls of tho village wore receiv
ing mall which ho thought would stand
Inspection by their parents.
Man In Tree Dead a Year,
Missoula, Mont. Tho mummlfled
remains of a man, bolloved to havo
been E. Kost, a globo trotter, Judging
from papers found on him, was dis
covered In a tall tree. Tho man had
been sitting abovo an old Indian hunt
ing platform. Apparently he had Bllp
ped and his leg caught in tho limb.
Tho body had been hanging for moro
than a year.
at a Glance &
moved, receive and transmit to tho
brain tho Imago of tho entlro paec,
except that. part falling upon tho cen
tral portion, which has been de
stroyed." PUNCH BOWL CENTURY OLD
Relic of Early New York to De Placed
In Metropolitan Museum for
New York. Tho Morton punch bowl,
an historic pleco of raro Lowestoft
porcelain which wub presented to tho
city of Nov York by Governor Jacob
Morton in 1S12, has Ju3t ended a 11)0
year sojourn In tho governor's room
of the city hall, and will now bo con
signed for safo-keoplng to a glass case
In tho Metropolitan Museum of Art.
The bowl is nearly six feet in cir
cumference, making It the largest per
feet piece of the waro In existence
Its ample Interior carries a huge bird's
oye view of New York city In 1903, to
gether with tho Reals of the nation and
state, the frlgato Constitution under
full sail, and n presentment of a ship
yard Its Inscription reads:
"Drink deep You will preserve the
city and encourngo canals."
Family Warned by Mental Telepathy.
Detroit, Mich. Montal telepathy
aided Mrs Richard Meyer to foretell
her father'B death at St. Louis, Mo.
Ho died shortly aftor telepathic com
munication had been flashod to nil hH
children. Mrs. Moyer claims that for
years tho family haa boon warned of
Impending disaster by similar flashes.
T.-rmnrgy tffrrnaffijflHLWi.ij.t,.. Mffn'J- , y ' 'TTffltMWMWWHBPWfWTfflWmro
Expert Says Pies
NEW YORK. Sol. Roblnskl, who
had tnken Phil Breltcnkopf's place
nt tho Busy Beo'a plo countor, whllo
Phil was up In tho Cntskllls on his va
cation, said ho had never hoard of
Simple Simon and tho pieman, so that
ho could not go back to tho very be
ginning of tho history of tho plo In
dustry But Sol could glanco back
ward from his Ann streot booth over
a period of eleven and one-half years
of Bonli-o In tho making, carving and
serving of fresh pics, and It was hlB
opinion that, tako It tho ypnr round,
winter and summer, und all tho rest,
plo was about tho best seller In Ann
street. Sol oven went bo far nB to
Bay that tho plo eaters outnumbered
tho dovoteos of tho lco cream cono
and tho hot wallles combined that
Is among tho ofllco boy coifnolascura
of Ann streot.
"Which was a flat contradiction of
tho startling news which throbbed
over tho wires tho other day from
Chicago, that tho American peoplo
woro losing their taato for plo.
Ab luck would havo It, tho Chicago
cannrd reached Ann Btroot Just as tho
ruBh hour for pies plos and other
things, of course, llko thoso luscious
hot roasted frankfurters, thoso tempt
ing one-cent lco cream cones, and
Cupid Halts Court
CHICAGO. Cupid stolo Into Munici
pal Judgo Dolan'B court tho other
afternoon, became bo nqlsy that ho in
terrupted tho proceedings for a full
Half hour and Anally forced tho court
to glvo him precedenco ovor nil legal
Tho court room wns warm and a trial
had boon dragging along throughout
tho day. Thoro had been a conetUnt
buzzing noise In tho rear of tho room
that was extremely disconcerting, but
tho court was unablo to locato it.
Finally thoro was heard n sharp
smack such as Judge Dolan was auro
ho had heard somowhoro boforo.
Tho buzzing continued and tho
judgo's oyo finally rested on a couplo
! on a bench In tho rear of tho room.
They woro casting loving glances and
talking in animated tones and ho
watched them. Suddonly a hand slid
over and surreptitiously squeezed an
other smaller hand. Thero was n fu
rious blush, another loving glanco nnd
every evldcnco of another Impending
Tho Judgo could stand It no longer
and looked for his trusty bailiff. Ho
was not In ovldonco. Then tho court
rose In IiIb might and Bald
"You two In tho back of tho court
room will havo to stop talking.
can't hear tho witness. If you want
JiS V2?'ME as mi -
Ttw E V"J--- Oca " j
Fair Bathers and
EVANSTON, ILL. Fair bathers and
thousands of rats aro contesting
for tho possession of tho bathing beach
botweon Dempster street und Green
Thus far tho honors aro about ovon
In tho warfare which haB been bI"K
on for nearly a week. Tho rats havo
boeu unablo to prevent tho bathers
from Invading tho bench, and tho bath
ers havo been unablo to frighten away
Whero nil tho rats came from Is not
known, hut tho fact remains thnt thou
sanda of tho rodents havo burrowed
Into tho sides of tho bank nlong tho
beach, dug holes In tho sand and
bought rofugo under tho piers.
Fish Coal Out of
PHILADELPHIA. When coal is
needed on a Pennsylvania farm
bordering tho Susquehanna river, llttlo
Johnnie doen not grab bis coal hod
and scoot for tho cellar. Instead ho
uufastcna his boat, pulls out into tho
river and fishes till hlb hod la ovor
flowing. To bo sure, Johnnie doesn't fish with
rod and lino, nor yet with a net. H1b
apparatus consists of a who scoop,
shaped llko a shovel und not dissim
ilar to a minnow net, with an eight
foot handle. And his boat lu a broad,
flakbottomed affair, Bomotlmes with
sharp bows, built llko a scow, with tho
maximum of capacity and tho mini
mum of draught; for tho coul flbher'B
catch 1b usually made in shallow wa
ter. And tho catch 1b tinllko any coal you
ovor Baw. This run of tho river coal
comos In all sizes, from little flakes to
rhinkti as big ns your head. But most-
I 1 It Is smaller than poa coal. Coal
!"u I J III.,
Always in Demand
thoso tall, nmbor-colorcd glasses of
ono-oont orangeade to mention only
a few of Uio Busy Bco'a noontime- deli
cacies. Sol Roblnskl Bald that tho
right nnd tho only man to seo nbout
this horoplo question was Phil Brclton
kopf, than whom thoro was no higher
plo authority In tho wholo city.
"Phil's tho boy that can talk to you
nbout pio," explained Sol. "Thnt fol
low 1b a regular whatyer call i;onlu3
when It comes to knowing what kind
of n plo It Is before- ho cuts it. How
does ho know It? How can I toll
you? If I knew, wouldn't I do It my
self?" Sol has n wide, all-round oxporlenco
In Ann street and they say ho Is tho
highest salaried mnu In tho Busy
Bco'b employ, hut In tho mattor of
plo ho Is not tho equal of his old
tutor, Phil Broltenkopf.
"In hot weather, It Is all plo, plo,
plo. For thrco conts they get half a
plo, and for two cents thoy get a
glass of milk. Perhaps If thoy havo
moro than flvo conts for lunch, y'un
dorstand, thoy blow It In on root boor
or lco cream co-en, but first they must i
havo plo nnd milk."
"Whllo ho talked, Sol kept both
lmndB working dishing out pies. Thoro
were all kinds. As Sol Bald, thoro was
fresh apfel and huckleberry and cug
tard nnd lemon morlngk. All very
flno. Tho boys would point to thlB
kind or thnt, and Sol would bisect It
with his long knlfo, bnlanco tho half
on tho flat of tho blado ami pass a
toothsomo morsel out ovor tho heads
of tho crowd, never onco dropping tho
plo or missing tho right customor.
While Lovers Wed
to spoon you will havo to go outsldo.
Tho court 1b no place for it."
Tho hands slid apart nnd tho man
"I beg your pardon, your honor,"
ho said. "Wo como in horo to got
married and wero waiting for you to
got through with tho caso. Wo didn't
come in hero to spoon and wo didn't
mean to, but wo Just couldn't holp it."
Tho attorneys engaged In tho trial,
"W. M. Cook and Benjamin Samuols,
at onco moved that court tako n re
cess that tho ceremony might bo
performed. Tho Judgo Bald that ho
would bo only too happy to do so,
and tho principals at onco retired to
tho Judgo'B chambers, whoro Charles
Hurtling nnd MIsb Sadlo Katz, both of
Chicago, woro married, with tho aU
torneys ns wltnosseo.
"Now that tho cano.of Dan Cupid
has been disposed of, wo will resumo
tho trial," said Judgo Dolan, again
taking his Beat on tho bonch.
Big Rats Use Beach
Many bathors, whllo walking along"
tho beach, havo suddenly stopped into
holes which tho rats havo dug, and
havo been filled with dismay whon,
with angry squeal, largo gray and
brown rats havo turned and snapped
John J. Morgan, manager of a com
pany which 1b cngagod in tho work of
exterminating vermin, statod that it
was not an unusual thing for rata t?
tako up tholr nbodo along tho lako
shores in summer. Tho hundreds of
dead fish which aro cast up by tho
wavea, ho Bald, attract tho rats In
largo numbors. "Tho rata burrow in
tho sand, nt tho foot of tho bankB, in
largo numbers," said Mr. Morgan.
"Then, too, tho hot weathor may havo
something to do with tho condition.
Tho rats will Bwlm out In tho water la.
hot weather and will also mako tholr
homca In tho wot sanda along tho edgo
of tho water."
Tho rnts In many caaos aro oxtrcmo
ly largo and savage, nnd threaten to
attack perBOons who disturb them.
from tho mlnea la bright and shiny
and nil angles that relloct tho light.
River coal la noither angular nor
ahlny. Every pleco of it Is worn down,
buffed, rounded off llko a boach peb
ble, with un exterior as dull as ground
Ever slnco men began delving for
coal tho operator haa cast aside as
refuso thousands upon thousands of
tons of good coal, flung it out on tho
culm heaps. What la hla loss la tho
gain of tho coal fishers in tho river be
low Into this stream, by way of Its
feedors, tho mountain brooks, coal Is
washed by tho rains, which gnaw deep
gulltcB In tho faces of tho culm banka.
Every Man Has an Affinity 8omewher
on tho Earth, Is a Law of
Every man has n boat girl waiting
for him sotnowhero in too world. Tho
moment thnt ho Is born, tho cataloguo
clerk in TImo'n great factory assigns
him to a host girl or orso puts him on
tho wnltlng list.
Thoro is no oscnplng iur best girl.
No mnttor whoro sho may bo born or
how far apart from her you woro when
you started, tho inovl'ablo attraction
will work your destiny, nnd whon you
moot you will both lciow It,
All that Is lacking is tho material
realization, and Inasmuch as all ideas
eventually find their way to tho sur
face, yours Is bound to como.
Sometimes a man's best girl is home
ly; sometimes hor mouth Is not a
cupld's bow, nnd her features aro ir
regular; that makes no dlffercnco; ha
will lovo hor Just the samo when ho
meets hor. '
Also, sho may bo another man's wlfo.
Such things havo been known.
Hero's hoping that it will not hap
pen to you. Llfo.
WHITE PIMPLES ON HEAD
Ransom, 111. "Tho troublo startod
on our baby whon ho wna only about
two wooks old. Started llko llttlo
white pimples, lookod llko an old scab
of blood nnd mattor. Hla wholo hoad
waB covorod for a fow months, thon it
wont to his oar, shouldors, and hla
wholo body. It Becmod to como out
thick nnd sticky on his hend, whllo
on tho othor parts of his body it waa
moro llko water coming out of the
eftln. Ho would scratch until tho erup
tion would bo all covered with blood
nnd gradually Bproad. Tho IcaBt llttlo
atlr or rub would causo tho BoreB to
bleed, spread and itch. Never had a
full night's sloop, restless nil night
"Tho Boroa woro horrid to look at
It lastod until ho was about two and a
half years old. Thon wo Baw an oo
zoma ndvortlsoment in tho paper to
uso , but it did no good. Thon
wo used Cutlcura Soap and Cutlcura
OIntmont Wo put tho Cutlcura Oint
ment on thick at bod tlmo and put a
tight hood on so ho could not scratch
tho sores. Then wo washed it cloan
with Cutlcura Soap and warm water
twlco a day, and ho was completely
cured." (Signed) Mrs. B. F. Sulzber
ger, Doc. 30, 1911.
Cutlcura Soap nnd OIntmont sold
throughout tho world. Samplo of each
free, with 32-p. Skin Book. Address
post-card "Cutlcura, Dept L, Boston."
Would If I Could.
Before his wedding Pat confided to
hla priest thnt ho loved his girl so
much that ho could oat hor.
Ills marriago had been an eye
opener, nnd h'o waa Inclined to
grumblo at his lot
"But, Pat," said tho priest, "did ?
not say yo loved hor enough to eat
"Yes, yer rlv'rlncc,"' answered Pat,
"but tho thrubblo Is I didn't do It"
Sho What'a tho mnttor with tho
Ho It'a always hitting tho inon.
Don't buy water for bluing. Liquid blue Ir
almost all water, lluy Hod Cross Hall lllue,
tho bluu that's all blue.
Tlmo la frequently monoy lost un
loss you tnko ndvantngo of it
EGQRD OF A
Doctors Could Not Help Mrs.
Health through Lydia E.
Hooper, Nebraaka. "I am very glad
to tell how Lydla E.Pinkham's Vegetable
Compound has helped mp. Forfiveyeara
I suffered from fomalo troubles bo I wai
Bcarcelynblotodomywork. I took doc
tors' medicines and used local treatments
but w'ns not helped. I had auch awful
bearing down pains and my back waa so
weak I could hardly walk and could not
ride. I often had to situp nights to sleep
and my frienda thought I could not livo
long. At my request my husband got
mo a bottlo of Lydia E. Pinkham's Veg
etable Compound and I commenced to
tako it By tho timo I had taken tho
soventh bottlo my health had returned
and I began doing my washing nnd wai a
well woman. Atono tlmo for three weeks
I did all tho work for eighteen boardera
with no signs of my old troublo return
ing. Many havo taken your medicino
after seeing what it did for mo. I would
not tako $1000 and bo whero I waa. Yoa
havo my permission to uso my namo il
it will aid anyone." Mrs. Susie Teh
PLETON, Hooper, Nebraska.
ThePlnkhnm record is a proud and peer
less ono. It is a record of constant vic
tory over tho obstinate ilia of woman ilia
that deal out despair.
It is an established
fact that Lydia E.
ble Compound haa ro
ttoredhealth to thou
sands of ouch suffer
ing women. Why
don't you try it if you i
needsuch a medicine?
CU&nMi ami tcuitliles tha tulr.
froniQii & imuittnt rrowth.
Uevor JTftlls to xitnor urty
iiair o us xpuimui uwr,
I'roTonto Imlr fall In.
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