The Sioux County journal. (Harrison, Nebraska) 1888-1899, July 20, 1899, Image 6
YEARNINGS. Orer th t the glory dies a war, Flint rof flecks gleaming In th darkening sky: And the low sounds that mark the close of day Rise up from wood and upland rise and die: Soft silence falls o'er meadow, hill and grove, And in the hush I want you, on, my love. Xb the ray radlanre of the morning hour. In the warm brooding glory of the noon, When man and nature In their pride mad power with the day's fullness blend in eager tune. Th rush of life forbids the pulse to move That now, in yearning passion, wants you, love. Wants you to watch the crimson glow and fade Through the great branches of the broadening line; Wants you to feel the soft, gray, quiet shade Lap the tired world In blessed even time: Wants you to whisper: "Come,- your power to prove. The gloaming needs its angels, come, my lave." All the Tear Round. A FIGHT FOR LIFE. "It's a long tramp, Jack." "Tea; but the crust's hard and I can do it easy." "You've done most a good day's work besides." "Never mind that." Jack gave a proud little Jerk of his head as be looked up from the gun he was carefully cleaning. Tm most as big as a man and full as strong." "You don't expect to do much hunting by the way, do you?" "Only to keep a lookout." The short winter day was closing in a Jack set out on his long walk a walk under conditions not often ex perienced in these days, but not un usual twenty-five years ago In northern Wisconsin. Forest in almost unbroken stretches for miles on miles. A heavy snowfall had rejoiced the hearts of the lumber men in the camps scattered at far dis- j tances from each other. Logging had been pushed on with energy until the cold weather had been interrupted by a day's rain, which had spread dismay among those depending on solidly pack ed roads. But nature had been kind to the hard workers, for the softness had been fol lowed by a period of cold almost un precedented. For two weeks the tem perature would have read far below lero had any of the forest laborers seen thermometer to read. The declining rays of the reddening onset lent a sparkle to the snow as Jack briskly set out on his long walk. As) the .luminary took its last glance at the bleak world the moon arose, smol irig over a cold appalling to any less startr than the forest laborers who knew no other climate and rejoiced in conditions favorable to their work. It was a great occasion which de manded Jack's presence at home no .teas & one than the marriage of his oldest sister. The father was dead, and Jack, in his faithfully sustained posi tion as man of the house, was already Caking on a weight of care beyond his Tears. Bis home lay ten miles distant from ,tb lumber camp In which he did, as Was his proud declaration, almost a man's work. In the other direction was the nearest small town, which Jack had taken occasion to visit a few days be fore on an errand of importance. When fully out of eight of the camp ad beyond all possible observation from any of Its occupants he paused to ; unfasten his tightly buttoned coat. The i warmth of his honest heart kept him from feeling the bitterness of the cold on his bands drawn from the clumsy mittens. A small parcel taken from his breast pocket and the radiance of the sun set bad nothing to do with the glow which lightened his face as be carefully loosened the wrappings to gaze on an ornament of colored glass set in brass, designed for the adornment of the bride. "It's line. And AbbyMl think no end of it There isn't a girl in the settle saint that got one like it. "Bat," with a more sober face, as, fur looking at the sun's rays as they through the glass and were re- from the metal, he returned the to his pocket, "It ain't up really what Fd ought to do for Abby, and th get tin' married. Father' d 'a' given hr somethin' of a settln-out All win Mr Ire been watchln' for a bear. If 1 Mill 'ft' got one and sold the skin I'd been able to do real well by Abby." sriod was full of what this doing have been had he been possessed of tarn BMsni to carry oat his loving ' SsskMsa The log cabin which was to few Us sister's home would, he well -tags, BU destitute of all but the barest ' gcXvtaioaosa, Deep In his heart lay CV toast 1a to distinguish it by some "frtjm m have look before the wln '" mm," h soliloquised. : : Oa bP of the eoM tent him T 1 T. -J IWSia loounesw. nt passim we - r-tWs eabta on his war. turned f lis oa the rough clearings and ;T lata a Umber road which pene izi aVsap lato the aoart of the dense '.: -rst ia ft oatfauod Iris walk bla hated the sneaking creatures which preyed on the few flocks of sheep, would attack children or even a man when enough of them came together. Many a wolf story had Jack listened to beside the camplire. The animals were get ting scarcer as the country gradually became more settled, but he had heard of cases in which the severity of the season had brought the ugly things in packs frightfully near the scattered homes. He listened with every sense on keen edge. No, it was not the wind. Even in the short moment in which he stood still he could fancy that it grew louder. that snarling howl, broken by barks and yells. He looked carefully at the condition of his gun. "I'm ail right as long as I have you, he said, giving it a pat as he hurried on. "But if that really Is a wolf or it might be two or three of 'em by the noise the sooner I can get to the Hol- comb clearin' the better I'll like it. He Increased his speed to a run, but the shortness of breath induced by the extreme cold soon brought him to halt. And fin the dead hush of the forest the appalling notes came with a distinctness which brought to Jack the first thought of peril. Not one wolf, or two or three, but a pack, driven by starvation. Oh, the horror of that ceaseless yell! With all his strength the boy pressed on, terror adding speed to his limbs. It was for life, this race be knew it well now. No gunshot would avail with that pack of yelling demons. The patches of moonlight were few and far between in the dense shadows of the trees, and with straining eyes he watched for the ourve in the road which would bring "Beema hardly fair, though, poor bnte, like takin' advantage of 'em, shut in so," said one. But sentiment did not prevail, as one PREDICTS A LOCUST PLAGUE twenty miles conducts you to your des tination. It is Impossible to associate "snakes' with the beautiful and varying scener) after another of the snarling voices ...a.-....,---- through which you pass as far as Kla was hushed. "Seventeen of 'em, as I'm a llvln' man. Jack, my boy, you'll be rich on your bounty." Bounty! Jack had not had time to think of that of the five good dollars paid by the state for each one of the ugly scalps. And to think of all thn good things be could do for Abby and for others! "But," he began, "It belongs to all of you you all helped." "Not a bit of it, br. Every cent of it goes to you. You 'most earned It with your life. "The weddin's all over, of course, said Jack to himself as, late in the night, he drew near home. But no wedding had taken place. His mother and Abby, with anxious faces, were sitting over the fire, and he was received with a rush of open arms. "Where's Hiram?" was Jack's first Inquiry. 'Hiram's gone back he can only get away once a week, you know" 'Gone! And without you?" 'And do you think there'd be any weddln' here without you, Jacky? And we not knowln' what might 'a' become you? The weddin's put off till next week." There was little delay In securing the bounty at the nearest county town and Abby rejoiced in such a "settin' out" as few of the hardy young home- makers had ever known. ' " was suddenly arrested. The '( "rtd C wind, oreo m Us angriest I,.-. lonely focarV., never aoaad Kka that Ic-etched, - kWl ' Two or tares mi feat Mf ask had aaar -i.rX t aW tmdor df bo daacar. How country him to Holcomb'e clearing. But as th quick breaths of the pursuing enemy became distinguishable amid tbei barks and howls Jack realised that h had no hope of making it. Nearer.close by the roadside, he remembered an old cabin, long since disused as a dwelling, but occasionally temporarily oecupie by settlers making their way farther on. How far he might find safety here he could only conjecture, but It wa something In the way of a shelter. The wolves were close behind as he dashed Into the cabin, giving the door a desperate shove after him. No time to fasten It, for the alps came In too But there were friendly rafters above. and with one leap Jack was among them. With his head reeling, breath com log In heavy pants and a faintness in realizing the horror of his situation, Jack grasped the timbers. They were old; he could almost fancy they shook and swayed under him. He did not trust himself te a look below until he felt himself securely poised. It made him dizzier when at length he ven tured a glance. There they were, the hungry demons, leaping, snapping, en raged that their prey, so near, should be beyond their reach. Jack did not take a second look. With returning breath and steadier head he brought his strong common sense to the considering of the situation. "Howl away, you brutes. You think you're going to get me sooner or later, don't you? Not if I'm a woods boy." How many of them were there? Would they never quit crowding at that door? A few moments later he heard a dull slam through the din of snarl ing voices, and looked for the cause. The door had at length been pushed shut, and In one of the frantic leaps it heavy old wooden latch had fallen int place. "Ah, here I am locked In. Now, what next? I wonder which of us would starve to death first," he muttered. "You, maybe,' "with another glance at his foes, "for you're hungry to begin with, and I'm not. Only I'm not so used to being hungry as you be. Regaining his nerve and self-posses sion, he examined his surroundings with anxious eyea He saw that so long as he looked well to bis hold among the rafters he was in no present danger, but how was he to get out? The cabin was built of logs. He might work for days without making any Im pression on its solid sides. But above him, within easy reach of his bands, was the roof, through which came small twinkles of blessed moon light. He soon found that it was made of saplings laid close together, then finished with a thick covering of brush. To his great Joy he found that decay had begun its work and that the smaller saplings were ready to crumble beneath a vigorous touch. But others were strong. They would yield only to slow cutting with his knife. Hfts footing was precarious) with one hand he must continually support himself. He never could have told how many hoars of frightfully exhaustive labor followed bis conviction that through that roof lay bra only hope of saving his Ufa One ho stopped, almost In despair. "Must be about that weddln' time now," he groaned, his bead dropped upon his free hand. "And if they knew mother and all of 'em!" At It again. As at length bo could put his head out a new fear was growing. What If more of his pursuers were on the outside. Then there was no help for bun. Shel terless, he would surely freese to death before the cruel night would be over. Better that than the other. With Meed, lag hands, whirling brain, every muscle on a strain with the last effort, Jack pulled himself upon the roof and peered over its edge. No, there were no more. The glaring ees, the gnashing teeth, the howls, the pandemonium all shut lav With renewed strength, bora of Messed certainty, Jack sped back to the eaara for help. It was a frolic such as woodsmen A Clever Magician. An amateur magician of Chicago, George W. Patterson, is playing some fantastic tricks with scientific appara tus. With a pair of Indian clubs, studded with miniature electric lights, he weaves circles and figures In lines of light that would make La Lole Fuller, the fire dancer, envious. But this Jug- pier with electric light is most startling in his Imitation of a thunder storm This begins with the first faint flash es of heat lightning, produced by Geiss- ler vacuum tubes arranged about the walls. Then comes the zig-zag forked lightning, which flashes bptween the metal electrodes, making sharp reports of actual thunder. To get that prolonged roitlng peai and echo of sound traveling through great distances a "thundershot" of Iron is used. One end of It rests on the floor and the other is shakes by hand. To Imitate the downpour of rain and rushing of wind a simple sieve-like af fair Is used. It consists of a barrel hoop, over which Is fastened strong brown paper, forming a circular ves sel into which beans are poured and skillfully shaken. Mr. Patterson heightens the effect here by singing "The Lightning King" through a megaphone. As the storm ceases bird-calls are made by the operator, and the peaceful melody of "Anchored" is sung. Then, as a delightful surprise, a double rain bow appears across the background of the stage. It Is produced by sending the rays of a common Incandescent electric lamp through a prism. The double bow Is the result of simply turning the lamp so that the two sides of the wire loop are not In a direct line with the prism, when, behold, two rainbows appear. Mr. Patterson plans to produce ozone elctrically and blow It gently among his audiences by means of electric fans. With the aid of an atomizer and apple bloBsom perfume he believes he can re. produce the genuine air of a country orchard In springtime after a heavy thunderstorm. One will need only to close his eyes and recall his mind's im age of the beautiful blossoms and the graceful trees to make it alt seem a de licious reality. A clever instrument used In the tele phone-megaphone. The mouthpiece of the telephone is connected with four transmitters, which multiply the usual telephone sound of the voice by four, and It Is sent by wire, so Increased. Into the megaphone, which sends It forth into space with sufficient Intensty to carry it with perfect distinctness throughout a large church or hall. Why Cannibals Eat Man. Borne grewsome Information has been collected by a member of the Europe an medical fraternity In relation to tribes that eat men. A Frenchman fig ures that 20 per cent of all cannibals eat the dead In order to glorify them; It per cent eat great warriors In order that tbejr may Inherit their courage and eat dead children In order to re new their youth; 10 per cent partake of their near relatives from religious mo tives, either In connection with Initia tory rites or to glorfy deities, and 6 per cent feast In order to avenge them selves upon their enemies. Those who devour human flesh because of famine are reckoned as IS per cent In short, deducting all these there remains on a portion of U per cent who partake of human flesh because they prefer It to other means of alimentation. In the heart of Africa maneatlng Is continued to this day, and to such an extent that In certain villages ribs and quarters of man meat can be bought. It la easier for the natives there to kill men when they desire flesh than to go to the ex ertion of hunting gam. Fuddy You're a queer chap. You paid a good deal of money for that fancy lock on roar front door, and yet am told you leave the door unlocked i a. & i a a- as aa rarely comes to their mo. ' course, iou Bosa the snout, the exhilar- 000 "Pfooe i am going to nave a af tack over tao front snow, the' burglar smash tt all to pieces, do you? kaaa nCsS tor 0m It cost me too much for that By Lawrence Bruner. Acting State Entomologist of Nebraska: During the past few years Injury by locusts, or grasshoppers, as they are usually called in this eountry, has bees reported from various localities In the Interior of North America. Bven within the pres ent month quite a number of such re ports have reached us from different localities within our own state. By means of specimens obtained and ex amined by the -entomologist at the state university It has been learned that at least four or five distinct kinds of these Insects are sufficiently numerous in lo calities within the Mate to cause seri ous alarm. They are the following ones: The two-lines locust (Melanoplus b vlttatus), the differential locust (M. dlf- ferentlalls), the red-legged locust (M. femur-rubrum), the lesser migratory locust (M. Atlantis), and the , Rocky Mountain or migratory locust (M. spre tus). , .. The presence in uncommonly large numbers of the Rocky Mountain, or migratory, species at several points seems to warrant us In urging the au thoritles to action with a view to the destruction of the pest wherever found While this particular species la In re ality no more destructive to crops than would be an equal number of Individ uals of any of the other named above, their habit of getting up in the air and migrating In a body to some other locality renders It capable of greater Injury. It Is by this means that the in sect escapes from various enemies and unfavorable climatic conditions. The various species that are figured herewith will readily be recognized by the readers of this short sketch. While it Is Impossible to enter into any ex tended discussion of locust Increase and tbe consequent injuries arising from such mulllplacltlon of the Insects, a brief statement may not be amiss. Dur ing normal conditions of weather, etc.. the Insects of any region are kept with, in bounds by means of their natural en emles, ad no dire results follow. When these conditions are disturbed In any way, and restraining influences are withdrawn, the more bardy species In crease very rapidly. Such Increase In numbers, of course, means the require ment of an increased amount of food. and we see the result more plainly. Some kinds of locusts prefer different haunts and food plants from what oth ers do, and hence the seeming differ ence in the amount of barm done by each. When the natural chocks upon lo custs' increase seem to fall and these insects multiply abnormally, It is nec essary to use artificial means to reduce their numbers. It is cijk-fly to suggest what can be done In this direction that the present article has been written. In tbe first place, I wish to suggest that our native birds be protected, since nearly all of them are especially fond of locusts as a diet during the summer months. When our prairie chickens and grouse were numerous no harm what ever was reported as coming from "na tive grasshoppers." Quails, plovers, blackbirds, sparrows, hawks and even ducks are known t feed largely upon these insects. A single bird of any of these species will destroy thousands of these Insects. Where the birds are de stroyed these extra thousands of In sects soon increase beyond the normal : and Injury results, ear after year the gap is made wider and the possibilities of harm Increase. Bven frogs, lizards, snakes and other animals that come under our ban destroy many of these destructive locusts, and every time we thoughtlessly destroy one of them we make it possible for their natural food to do us harm. Only three weeks ago the writer saw dozen of birds engaged In feeding upon the young of the migrating locust In IMoux county, where tbe Insects had hatched In one of the valleys by the mllliona Aside from the birds, reptiles and some of the smaller mammals that ha bitually feed upon locusts, these Insects are attacked by numerous kinds of other insects. These latter, of course. Increase and decrease according as their food Increases or decreases, but they are also affected by oilmatlc conditions. Conditions that are favorable to the increase ef these enemies do not seem to appreciably affect the hoppers, hence the frequency with which tbe latter be come destructive does not seem to be materially regulated by parlsKlo In sects. When we have removed about the only natural check to the Increase In destructive numbers of the locusts, we must naturally seek relief artificially. Thus far we have been only partially successful in our attempts at destroy ing these Insects by thejise of fungus diseases. Unlike the chinch-bug fun gus, the one that attacks grasshoppers Is comparatively slow In Its action, and only appears to take hold of the In sects after they are about half grown. This being true, we must look else wfiSre for a means of warfare. If we carefully watch where eggs axe deposited In rather large numbers, we can destroy these by harrowing the ground and exposing them to the dry ing Influence of the sun or to the keen eyes of the blrda Deep plowing during fall and early spring will bury locust eggs so deeply that tbe young hopper when they hatch are unsble to reach the surface. In a garden an old hen with chicks will do much, while a flock of turkeys will prove valuable- math Hot Spring Trees and stream; and all the glories of mountain seen ery greet you on every hand. Tot drle through a luxurious growth ot evergreens and shrubbery; you crosi and recross numerous streams; yoi breathe the soft air of Shasta and Slsk lyou. But when you have left Klamatl Hot Springs a few miles behind, there Is an appreciable difference In tbe land scape. Scarcity of vegetation Is th first observable change. At every turn In the road the aspect becomes mor barren, more forlorn, and more deso late. Finally you seek In vain for i tree or a shrub, and at last, dust-covered and weary, you pull up at a dry withered villages that produces noVhln; on Its hard, rocky soil but revoltini, snakes. You have reached Llnkville the haunting retreat of serpents. There Is a bridge at Llnkvllle tha j spans Klamath river. From this bridge which Is a vantage point as far as vlev s concerned, a most extraordinary sigh- meets the eye. Along the river banks at Irregular Intervals of a few yards are seen dark balls' ranging from a foo to three feet In diameter. They ar stationary and as passive as a bowldei which they resemble In color. But if stone is hurled at any of these Strang spheres to your horror enakes wl- crawl oft In every direction, and tt.. ball will melt away as lard melts In a frying pan. The repulsive creaturt-i that have thus been collvd up In perfect sphere alkie away under rock? and one minute later not a snake Is t.. be sees in that particular spot. Uu: the other balls of snakes in the viclnit are little disturbed by the stone. As has been said. Llnkvllle Is In r very barren district. Nothing whatever grows upon the rocky soil, not evti. sagebrush. And so the river bank. which are a mass of driftwood ano rocks, seem a befitting place for snaks-s But It Is surprising that they shoul! develop In such great numbers. Whei not rolled in balls, they may be uvun slipping In and out along the rubbish, and the ground for yards will be a squirming, wriggling mass. Thest snakes are perfectly harmless Indeed, if It were not for this fact, Llnkvllle would not be habitable, for while the Immediate neighborhood of the river Is their favorite haunt, thy roam for many hundreds of yards away and may be seen alorrg the roadway and around the houses and creeplna over the porches. They possess a mark ed degree of tameness. You may &.l fe them up with Impunity, and children play with them on the doorsteps. The Llnkvllle snakes are dark In colot with two yellowish stripes on th!i backs. The average size Is about an Inch and a half In diameter and a yard in length, though msjiy are smaller ant' some attain much greater proportions Snakos and Nothing Elaa. "LlnkvIHe," or "Klamath rails." I situated In an obscure corner over the California border line In Oregon, and rrmy be reached In twenty-fours hours' travel from Ban Francisco. Ton have only to take the northern-bound train for Agar, thence a stags Una ef about Ape Money Testers. W7e do not often hear of monkeys be lng useful. We hear them called "odd" or "comical" or "amusing," or "mis chievous," as well as a great manj other things; but we do not hear th monkey often alluded to as "that use ful animal, the monkey." Now, the Siamese people don't think that way. They don't reflect how amus ing a monkey Is. They find out what a monkey can do, and make him useful by making him do It. There are plenty of monkeys In Slam. They are of all sizes, large and small; and the largr apes of Siam, we have heard, are used by the Siamese merchants as cashlere In their counting rooms. Think of mak lng apes useful In such a way as that To keep them for cashiers In a count lng room! We are not told that these apes are expert at making change, or that they are able to keep the merchant's ledger for him. No; the way the apes are made useful is this: The merchants are often deceived and frequently swindled by quantities of clever counterfeit coins which are In circulation. Tbe smartest men they could employ were deceived, too; for the bad money was such a wonderful imitation that the closest scrutiny of ten failed to find the difference between a good and a bad piece. In this dilemma some Soatnese mer chants called to their help some one who was always thought not so smart as a man a monkey. And these "large apsa of Slam" proved such a success al their new avocation that the custom of employing them for the purpose of detecting money has become universal Tbe ape cashier of Siam holds his situ ation without a rival. He has a peculiar method of testing coin. Every piece is handed to him and he picks up each bit of money, on at a time, and meditatively puts It Into his mouth, tasting it with grave delib eration. If the coin Is good he de clares the fact plainly. He takes 11 from his 'mouth snd carefully place It in Its proper receptacle beside him. lit has pronounced Judgment and every one ' la satisfied that the Judgment is correct But If the coin is bad, th cashier makes known his verdict la ar equally unmistakable manner. H throws It violently from hla mouth to the floor, shaking his head with ai muth disgust as the merchant himself might feel at being Imposed upon. With loud chattering and angry ges tures, says tbe Independent, he maket known his displeasure at being pre sented with a bad piece of money. TV merchant himself could not express II better. Now, how does a monkey know what a man cannot tell? Ah, that la hli secn t. lie never reveals It. Perhapt he Is. afraid If he should make knowc all the mysteries of his profession hi occupation might be gone, and peopU would one more prefer men ror casn- :nra In place of the extraordinary aoei employed by tha merchants of Slam. OTTLE-MADS GEOORAPHV. A few yean ago the people of Ecus dor derived much amusement from the ingenious method employed by the fa mous savant. Ralmondi, to determine whetter the Rio Maranon or the Rio Ucayall should be regarded as ttt main stream of the Amazon. Ralmondi was an Italian, but Peru was his adopted country. If he had cast his lot with the Ecuadorians they would have applauded his cleverness, but they were almost ready, Junt then, to rush to arms because Peru scorned their claims to a large region as far south as tbe Maranon and Amazon riv ers, and so they called Ralmondi a crack-brained enthusiast and a vision ary. The learned professor went about solving the problem In this way: He took samples of the water from each river a short distance above their con fluence. Below that point the united rivers are known tbe Amazon, and he took samples of Its waters. Tluwe samples were taken at two sea sons of the year, when the rivers were at'the flood and the lowest stages. Then the professor filtered his samples, and by analysis determined the amounts of salts held In solution. He found that the larger amount at ail seasons was contributed by the Maranon, and dedumd the conclusion that this river, therefore, contributed to the Amazon the larger amount of water all the year round and was, therefore, undoubtedly the head stream of the great river. IlaJmondi's solution of the problwm by means of a quart bottle and a for mula Struck the Ecuadorians as being dsrlrcxoeiy funny. the world recognizes the Mara non as tbe head stream, and Ecuador is compelled to fall back upon her un doubtedly proper contention that In her tfrttory the Amazon basis mini near ly approaches the Pacific It would require a canal only about JO miles long, from the headwaters of the Paute feeder of the Amazon to the gulf of Guayaquil, to form a continuous watrway nm the Pacific to the Atlan tic, and make an Island of the north ern part of South America when the Nicaragua or Panama canal Is cum pietod. Vew York Sun. Ventilation Necessary. Tbe young should be trained In the Importance of ventilation, for this Is one of the most neglected requisites of good health. It Is estimated that 1.000 oublo feet of pure air per hour is the need. of each Individual. In the best hospitals t.OOO cubic ft-t Is not con sidered too much. By weight one-fifth of this Is oxygon, the life-giving ele ment The same air rebr-athcd femr times will no longer sustain life. Tbe oxygen hws been mostly absorb!, while waste matter and carbonic acid gas, a dadly poison, have taken Its place. Wrere our rooms airtight we couldn't survive. The atmosphere pen etrates every crevlr.e around d'Kr and windows, thanks to the law of equilib rium, and we are saved from death. But whenever we find members of a family sallow, hollow-eyed, liable to take oold easily and readily, subjwt to various disorders, we may be certain of one or two things; cither the diet is faulty or they do not properly ventilate their dwellings. A flebra.led FTench physician, find ing hirusorr much dpi4eted by hard work.dld a strange thing for a I'nwich man. He drvssed In flannel from head to foot, put on a cardigan Jacket, open both, his windows In winter time, placed a screen before each and slept ttiore, undismayed by the coolntats of the at. mosphere, "By habituating one's self to sleeping with open windows and ha v. lng tha bead protected from draughts, the tendency to take oold will be event ually overcome, that Is, with a proper amount and kind of food One must not think that this subject of fresh air la too much Insisted upon. It cannot be. Nothing among culti vated people Is so continuously disre garded. To enter some elegant par lors Is to breathe tbe air o a charnel house. Theaters and places of publlo resort are, lo this respect, filthy beyond deaarfptlon. After sitting two hours in a room moderately well filled with peo. p1, one Is nerveless, dispirited, subject lo headache, and liable to take oold. The dsptfrtment of public health should atrlotly watcn all place In which audi ences asaemiile, a often they become places) ot contagion. An Evolaoa Eden. Utah la retumlg to Edenlc conditions. It has a town which no woman may enter. Tbe town is Bunnyside, a new coal camp in Whttmore canyon, near Prion, Utah. Robert Forrester, tha manager of the properties and superin tendent In charge, has Issued an edict against women. There ave au men employed in the mines at Bunnyside. Most of them are married, but they are not only not al lowed to bring their wlvea to live at Bunnyside, but their better halves may not runt them tbere. if tbe married man wants to -visit his family he must take "a day off" at his own expense. His wages ar "docked" In punishment of this foolish show of sentiment As a consequence few of the men have forsakes their Jobs in spite of the rig ors of hard tlmea. air. Forrester, who proclaimed tha sever edict. Is not a woman hater. H declares that he Is a fervent admirer of the sex. He proudly claims th dlsttno Uon of being a "ladles' man." Th reason for the order which was Issued last week forbidding women to live In, ar even visit, the camp, is a sor did business proposition. There ssa 2, M0 acres of coal lands to which tha oompan owning the Bunnyside mlnsa s not ret secured a Dorfect sttla Wars the men permitted to bring their wives upon th lands, and. by even aa oncaomnaJ visH from them, giro oo lev to the claim that their cabins la t seal l anas were taeir homes, than might arlss a Question of Utl. In this case If the men were uaserupuloua and so willed they might force the eompaar to buy out their rights, Hence the ua- SUlaat proelnmatton of the prudent Mr. orrastsr. t? t i . .