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AS THE WORLD
ON TRAIL OF KIDNAPER.
New York Police Report Progress In
Itnllun detcctlvoB think they have"
Btruck tho trail of Vlto Lnducca, who
la believed to have In his custody tho
kidnaped boy, Tony Mannlno, who
was stolen from his parents at New
Ycrlc, Auk. 0.
I.aducca Is a deserter from tho
Italian navy, a picture of him In tho
Bcrvlco uniform having been found
among the property which tho detec
tives captured when they forced open
Not long ago Laducca was employed
by Mannlno, the father of the missing
Mlstdntr Ilnioklyn boy, described n lio
liiK 3 feet C inches high nnd welching
llfty pounds. Hi- hiiM blnck hair, dark
eyes, kooJ troth and a nlleht scar on
me cnin. wncn Kldnupea lie wore n
'blue nnd white cnp. white , shirt with
thin KtrlpcH mi Inch ntinrt, nnd blue and
white trousers with pearl buttons.
lad, and It was partly through funds
contributed by Mr. Mannlno that La
ducca was enabled to escape- tho
charge of murder which was preferred
against him In tho "barrel murder
mystery." There Is a warrant out for
Laducca, who Is ono of the men whom
Mngistrato Tighc instructed Detectlvo
Vachrls to bring In dead or alive.
The discovery of the trail of tho
man who is believed to bo at tho
head of tho gang that carried off the
Mnnnino boy came at the end of a
day that had been absolutely fruitless
of results to tho police.
Baffled at every turn by tho craft
of tho kidnapers, Capt. Roonoy de
clared wearily thnt he did not know
whether tho child was alive or dead,
or that he would bo any more sur
prised to sco tho Ind walk In unat
tended than ho would bo to learn of
his dead body being found where it
had been thrown by tho gang after
having wreaked its vengeance.
Hobokcn, Jersey City, Paterson,
Newark nnd the more distant cities
are also being thoroughly searched,
and in thu meantime the closest kind
of a watch Is being kept upon tho
haunts of the barrel murder gang in
All thu members of this gang have
disappeared from tho city completely,
and, to add to the perplexity of tho
police, Mr. Mannlno changed his attl-1
Hide toward tho officials, it is be
lieved, through fear of tho gang, and
thero wero strong rumors, whlch'wero
borne out In part by an Interview with
Giuseppe Clgretto, Mnnnlno's part
ner, thnt tho two men wero In prlvato
communication with the kidnapers
and hoped to secure tho boy's rcleaso
without uny assistance from tho
Clgretto, Mannino's partner, In de
nying that they would treat with the
gang, said: "They have demanded
money, but they will get none. It will
not. be gold, but leadthat they will
receive if we ever ;ot our eyes on
Tho boy's father Is In bed positively
ill from thu straVn that has weighed,
so heavily ou Him for more than a
week. He Is bulug nursed by, his wife,
who Is hersclf.lll.
Big Llfef Insurance Policies.
According ' to tho best obtainable
records two men In the United States
carry moio than Jl.GOO.OOO llfo insur
ance Eight carry $1,000,000 more. In
tho Hon,000 class is found one. In the
$700,000 class nro found eight. Tho
JGOO.QQO group has a membership of
three. The $500,000 list Includes the
names kif twonty-soven. Adding to
gether )ho nbovo classes, It Is noted
that there are forty-nine Individuals
carrying $500,000 or more of Insur
ance, tho total sum Insured reaching
the amazing figure of $26,000,000,
GOES TO TEACH ROYALTY.
Iowa Girl Sent Far to Instruct Youth
ful Chinese Princes.
Miss May Reynolds of Sibley, Iowa,
who In October goes to 1'ckln, Chlnn,
as instructor In English, to tho grnnd
nephews of the dowager empress,
graduated with honors In the class of
1904 at Carleton college, Northfleld,
Minn. Miss Reynolds was born and
brought tip In Iowa, and began her
education in one of the little white
Bchoolhouses of Wilson township, Os-
ceola county, Iowa. Later she attend
ed tho Sibley high school. She Is a
member of the Congregational church.
Tho Intermediaries between tho royal
family nnd Miss Reynolds were Miss
Luclla Miner, n, missionary of the
American board at Pekln, nnd tho
Carleton Mission Hoard at Northfleld,
Minn. Her service Is to be for tho
term of two years. Her homo will bo
in a missionary family In Pekln and
her work will bo In tho royal palace.
Miss Reynolds is of Pennsylvania an
cestry. Her father, Carlos P. Rey
nolds, Is u civil war veteran who, after
tho war, became a pioneer home
steader and fatmer In Iowa.
NOT SEIZED BY BRITAIN.
Report of Grabbing of West India
Island Is Denied.
Tho British cruiser Tribune on Aug.
11 landed n party under command of
Liout. Threlfall at Aves, or Blrd'B Isl
and, 127 miles west of the north end
of the Island of Dominica, and an
nexed it as a' British possession. Guns
wero hauled through the serf and
landed, the British flag was hoisted,
and a royal salute was fired.
Tho Tribune then proceeded direct
to SL Vincent. Tho Tribune left there
next day, Using ordered to Venezuela
to protect British interests at Caracas.
Dlbpatch from Kingston, Island of
St. Vincent, Aug. 13.
Tho British admiralty says there Is
no truth in the report of the hoisting
of the British flag over Bird or Aves
Island In tho Carlbbenn sea, 127 miles
west of thu English Island of Domin
ica. PUT DOWN THE SNOB.
Society Woman's Neat Retort
Tactless "Nouveau Rlche."
Tho subject of "now people" is
much to tho foro among the swell set
In Now York these days and no one
is moro supercilious regarding late
comers into tho sacred circlo than
thoso who but a season or so ago
wero on the outside thomsolves. Ono
ol these snobbish persons, talking to
a woman of long-assured social posi
tion, recently asked regarding the
standing of Mrs. Soandso. "A very
nice woman," was tho reply, 'anil
nble, refined, accomplished and charm
ing in every way." But who Is sho?"
Tho society leader frozo slightly as
pho answered, "Thoroughly respect
able, I assure you." Tho lucklesTs snob
persisted: "Yes, dear Mrs. Blank, but
you know whnt I mean. Who Is she?"
Tho leader's nostrils quivered for a
moment and then sho answered cooly:
"My dear woman, I no more can tell
who sho is than I could have told
vho you wero when you first ap
peared In society."
Heartless Russian Jest.
A young Russian Jew was obliged
o go to the war In Manchuria. At
first tho father got letters from him
regularly, but presently they ceased.
One day tbe father was called to tho
police" headquarters whero ho was
told there was a telegram regarding
bis son, but that ho would have to
pay CO roubles to got It, Ho did
rot havo tho money, and It took him
somo time to collect it from his
friends. When he finally opened
the telegram he found it contained
the announcement of his son's death.
aves Hr $
A NOVEL MOTOR VEHICLE.
One-Wheel Arrangement Something
Like a Bicycle.
Something now In the way of motor
vehicles Is a one-wheel nirangument,
In which tho driver or rider sits In
tho center. It Is the Invention of an
Italian, Llllo Negroni, and nttracted
much attention at the last automobile
exhibition nt Turin. Tho wheel Ib of
9teol, with a pneumatic exterior, and
en the insldo a concentric fiamo,
which supports tho motor and driver's
seat. This Inner frame or circlo Is
moved by means of smaller wheels
sot at regular Intervals on the circum
ference of Its outer edge. The motor
operates tho. vehicle' with a friction
coupling and chnln transmitter, con
necting with n cog wheel In tho
,'ramc, which grips with another cog
wheel on tho Inside of It.
As the wheel rolls over the ground
the Inner lramo, holding the motor
and driver's seat, by mentis of Its Hpe-
clllc weight maintains these In the
Steering this new vehicle Is n deli
cate mutter, ns tho slightest move
ment of tho body of tho driver aside
from the center of gravity will upset
the equilibrium of tho wheel and send
It out of its course. The brakes are
self-net lug, and tho wheel Is brought
to a stop by tho interlocking of the
Inner frnme nnd outer circle.
The vehicle has not yet been per
fected, and may never be entirely
practical, but It Is interesting, nnd
cervlcenblo In bad weather nnd over
rough roads, Its large curves offering
less resistance .to obstacles than those
of smaller wheels.
Dining In Darkness.
In Franco nnd Switzerland tho lat
est vogue Is to dine In tho dark. Din
ner begins ns usual, but suddenly, to
the surprise of the guests, the light
goes out and all is left in dnlknoss.
Nothing has gone wrong, nnd beforo
the guests have recovered from their
astonishment tho dining mom doors
open, and shadowy forms steal in benr
ing a blazing, mass of light. It is
i ho next course Illuminated, Silently
tho figures como to your side, and In
a few momenta on every one's pinto
Is, say, your flsh, and a delicately
shaded light by which to cat It, but
ntherwlso tho room remnltm in com
Peculiar Uses of Postage Stamps.
Tho monks at the Hospital of St
Joan do Dieu, at Ghent, have In their
Iclsuro moments decorated tho walls
with gorgeous landscapes, glowing
with color and life, entirely by menus
of postage stamps or all tho nations
ul the world. Palaces, forests, streams
and mountains nro represented, butter
flies flit about in tho air, birds of
beautiful plumago perch on branches,
Miakes and lizards glide about, and in
numerable animals find places hero
nnd thero. Tho pictures are most ar
tistic, in tho style of Chinese land
scape gardening, and nlready between
nine and ten millions of stamps havo
In English trains thero Is usually a
Epecial compartment for dogs. Ono
end of tho van is partitioned-off and
ltted up ns a well appointed kennel.
Seagull a Good Barometer.
The seagull makes n splendid living
barometor. If a covey of seagulls fly
seaward curly In tho morning sailors
nnd fishermen know thnt tho day will
be fine and the wind fair, but If tho
blrdo keep Inland seafaring peoplo
know that the elements will bo un
favorable. Of weathcrwlso fish tho
dolphin is tho most remarkable. Dur
ing a fierce gale or a storm at sea
the mariner knows that tho end of
It Is nenr If he can sco a dolphin', or
a number of that fish, sporting on tho
high sen waves.
Monument Over Thoroughbred Bull.
George M. Slaughter, a stock grow
er of RobbwcII, N. M will erect a
mnrblo monument over tho grave of
Sir Bredwell, that thoroughbred which
Jicd suddenly of gastritis. He was
one of tho finest bulls In America,
and took first prize at tho Omaha ex
position in 180S. He wns purchased
at tho time by Slaughter for ?D,000.
Mr. Slaughter refused $7,000 for tho
m i sl
H il if ' flR ml
( MONKEY GOT THE NUT.
Hooked It With Aid of Straw and
Then Picked It Up.
An extraordinary instance of animal
Intelligence has recently been record
ed as hnvlng been shown In the Royal
park, Melbourne, Australia.
"I was watching some monkeys,"
says Mr. Thomas llutton of Ty no
mouth, "In u large cage, when one of
them came Mo tho front and tried to
reach u nut which had been thrown
and was lying on tho gravel path
Putting Its arm thiotigh the bars nnd
stretching as far as possible. It found
'.hat the nut was Just beyond Its reach,
"There was straw on tho floor of tho
cage, nnd, going to the b.ck whore It
evidently expected to tltul tho straw
less damaged, it tested straw after
ctraw, discarding one by one, not
thinking them strong enough for tho
"At last il found u satisfactory one
returned with It to the front of tho
cngo, and very quickly, with thlH aid,
1 ooked the nut close enough to be
licked up." Family I lei aid.
An Owl'3 Love for Music.
"In my win's Junior year nt Har
vard,' sas .liilin Burroughs, tho not
i.rr.lisl. "it hecamu the custom In Mny
mid June to give frequent bnud con
certs In tho evening on the steps of
University hall. Kxnctly over the
baud was a flagpole, fastened at an
angle to tho building. On the glided
hall of the flagpole thero would come
nnd jietch, soon after the concert he
gnu, a little screech owl. After tho
music censed and the crowd dispersed
the little owl would fly nwny agnln.
So regularly did tho owl come wltn
Ms noiseless, mullled flight that my
son camu to look for him and to specu
late how long tho baud would have to
play before ho would be attracted by
tho music. Many persons suw him,
vet lie appealed to take no notice of
the jnrd full of people, but seemed to
mjoy the music, ns far ns his attitude
and actions betrayed his feelings, ns
much as did any one. Certnlnly tho
love for music, so strong In mnn, must
find Its beginning In the lower forms
Naturc, as well as necessity, moth
cied thu invention of thu latho, tho
first of mnchlne tools. It wns built
originally between two ndjacent largo
trees near which grew a springy sup
pling. Lathes like It are used toduy
In some of tho Aslntic countries.
Miser's Trap for Burglars.
In West Philadelphia lives an old
man who Is reputed to bo a miser and
the hoarder of vast sums in his little
bouse, where he lives alone with a
Tho old fellow has been visited bj
Lurglars four times in tho last couple
of years, but on each occasion the in
truders havo been frightened off with
out securing nny plunder. Disgusted
with thu failure of tho police to catch
the men who havo visited his house
so often, tho West Philadelphia!! has
pet n neat little trap of his own.
Every night before going to bed ho
leavec u decanter half filled with wine
and r.overal glasses upon tho dining
room table. The gas is loft burning,
so that the wine will not bo over
looked. Tho old fellow has carefully
tiiugged tho wlno with n quick-working
oplato and Is anxiously awaiting
another burglarious visit.
According to n recotit writer thoro
Is now in the Imperial aquarium of
St. Petersburg u plko thnt first snw
tho light at tho closo of tho fifteenth
century. Ho still nppenrs to bo qulto
n young fellow, notwithstanding his
centuries nnd his long activity. Tho
writer nays that there Is nothing very
extraordinary In this ense, and ho men
tions sovernl fishes In tho samo aquar
ium that nro moro than ICO years old,
Prolific Rose Bush.
Mrs. Edward G. Llttloflold of We
Kennobunk, Mo., has a crimson rum
bier roso bush with moro than 100
clusters of roses, ono of which has
r 7a srm
X HOW TO BEAUTIFY
Even nn ordinary suburbnn villa,
erected In tho fit Iff, stereotyped stylo
npproved by tho modem builder In
accord with his conception of fitness
and economy even a tiny, box-like
odlllco composed of emtio red bricks
and glnrlng paint, mny bo beautified
by planting around It many creeping
plants, and chnuged Into n little nest
of foliage, recalling to the wearied oycH
of town workorH visions of country
cottages nnd village life.
A covering of trailing greenery will
do marvels to soften down the violent
red of new bricks, transforming n
The Tool Shed,
house which Is u veritable eyesore
both In shape and coloring, Into a
bower of leaves ami blossoms.
Virginian creeper deserves tho first
mention on tho list, for It will grow
anywhere, and It climbs so quickly
that It In worthy of particular recom
mendation, especially to all dwellers
In towns, where every bit of fresh
growing green Ih welcome. Inte in
autumn it becomes n mass of glorious
coloring, Its leaves turning every shadu
from brilliant crimson to glowing rus
set nnd gold.
Other excellent climbers are the
Clematis Montana and tho winter Jas
mine: tho latter, with Its pretty yel
low flowers, Is a great favorite. There
nro several varieties of clomntls which
do well outside a town, particularly if
tho spot bo sheltered In winter. The
blue Jackmnnll is known to every one,
nnd the white vnriety, with its star
like blossoms, Is justly popular. The
latter in particularly effective when
grown In proximity to the crimson
rambler roso. Thero Is a pale bluo clo
mntls Lady BoVlll which is very
pretty, but more difficult to rear, re
quiring Kmie enre and attention.
Two good climbing roses nro tho
Gloiro do Dijon nnd William Allen
Richardson; the former Is hardy, and
vlll thrive oven in n northern or east
srn aspect, but tho latter should bo
planted on n south or west wall, where
t will get plenty of mm. Its lovely
Another Device for Concealing An
yellow and orange blossoms contrast
admirably with the purple or blue flow
ers of tho clematis.
For porches and lnttlco work there
is nothing sweeter than our old friend
HE'D LULL THEM TO 8LEEP.
Visionary Had Great Scheme for Use
On Pullman Cars.
Ono of the oddest Ideas developed
recently was discovered by a man
who had advertised for opportunities
for Investment. One of the answers
merely asked for an lntcrvlow, stat
ing thnt the idea was too valuablo to
bo communicated by mall. It was a
straightforward business communica
tion nnd an appointment wns mnde,
which was kept by a mnn who might
hnvc been a lawyer or a broker, so
tar as outward appearances were con
cerned. Only when ho began to talk
did It become apparent thnt ho be
longed to tho army of visionaries.
He round, lie explained, that only n
small percentage ol those who trav
eled in .sleeping cars were able to
obtain rest, owing lo tho roar and rnt
tlo of tho train. Ills Invention was
designed to overcome this dlflleulty.
It was his plan to havo small tubes
Installed along the sides ol tho cars
below and above tho windows. A
slight opening nt each end of tho
berths would enable ono to plug In an
onrplcco similar to those used In pho
nographr, and thus exchange for tho
rat tlo of I he trucks sett music to lull
them to sleep. One phonograph, ho
explained, would supply thu entire
cih nnd a blight extra charge might
bo made for the uso of the tubes.
For the cost of tho patent ho was
willing to let nnoiio come In for a
half Interest, nnd ho waB much sur
prised when this generous offer was
Noted Woman Novelist.
Mrs. Maxwull, who novol rendors re
member as "M. K. Braddon,' nnd who
wrote "Ludy Auxley's Secret," to say
pothlng of sixty or moro other ex
amples of fiction, lives lu tho summer
in Richmond, near Loudon. Sho is
fond of entertaining her innumerable
friends at Litchfield hou&o, as her
itsidcnce Is called, Mrs. Maxwell
dreads tho professional Interviewer,
iisul this Us tho only 'literary person
who Is not a welcome guest. '
v I raw-' wullTuvh
ii&t&WSi in ii
fkfc PKi il
tho honeysuckle, nnd beside It the ,bv
ponlca; and for concealing ugly walM
lioiton Ivy growH quickly and lintf
small but' very pretty leaven,
Anil hero I would draw particular
attontlon to tho untidy rubbish hcnpM
nnd ugly llttlo outhouses for gnrden'
Ing tools, which so often completely
disllguru mi otherwise trim and well
kept garden. Willi a llttlo Ingenuity
these blemishes might easily bo reme
died nntl turned Into qulto pretty ob
jects. The designs given hero may
probably bo of considerable nsnlstnnco
to thoso who mny wish to devlso Homo
means of eoiicenllng theso blots. A
r.Miall potting shed Is often essential,
nnd In It tho gurden roller nnd other
tools enn ho kupt mifo from damp or
other Injury. By mcniiH of some rough
shelves nnd pockets, Improvised at tiny
sides ntnl nbovo tho door for holding
plants (according to Fig. I) tho whole,
appearance of the shed will bo nltcrod.
A few pretty geraniums tho Iv.v
leaves pink creepers grow quickly and
flower well some pots of nasturtiums
of urlotiH colors, with mignonette,
lobelias, and marguerites Hhould ninko
nn effect I vu show, nnd will requiro
very llttlo attention beyond watering
In dry weather.
In Figs. 2 nnd .1 will ho found ling
gestlons for screening off dust bliu;,
cinder heaps, or any other disfiguring
excrescence near tho bnck door or Hide
entrance, which, owing to Its proxim
ity to the garden, would bo painfully
apparent to nny ono there. Trcllls
,work mnde of thin lathB of wood, ac
cording to theso designs, and painted
green, could bo covered with trained
For Screening Off the Dust Bin, Etc
creeperH which would soon effectually
screen off thu offending objects. It In
Importunt that theso leafy scrccim
uhould bo evergreen. I would nuggest
that Ivy should bo planted In the bor
ders beneath to act as a pormnneot
background In winter; and tho trolllf
work may ho beuutltlod In summer by
growing some Btrong plants of hopp.
which nro most decorntlvo when cov-.
ored with their grace tassels of greenish-colored
Amongst numerous other climber
which enn bo raised by seed for cov--ering
pnllsades or wire fencing, I
would recommend tho Convolvulus
Mnjor, which blooms with every hue,,
tho orange-flowered EccrcmocartuiH
Scalier, nnd tho scarlet TropocoluHV
Iihhlauum besides tho high-growing
nasturtium with its varied blooms.
Tho planting and training of all thoie
pretty climbing plants will entail no
hard work, only n llttlo dally atten
tion and care while they aro young,
Mild this should bo n labor of lovo to
those whoso tastes aro artistic ami
who llku to surround themsolvos with
all Iblngs beautiful. Montreal Her
ald. "LARNIN"' OF LESSER VALUE.
Irishman's Story Showed It la tht
Brains that Count.
"When I was In Cork last," said
X'hauncoy Olcott, "I got acquainted
with ono of those really good fttory
tellers who havo helped, make Irelnnd
fumoiiH. Somo incident camo np In
tho local courtB which brought out
I lie following:
" 'All. It Isn't nlwnyR tho larnln' thnt
counts In a man. If tho brains are In
him they'll work without trniniu',
I hough may be n llttlo toiichln' tip
"'Now- there wns me ould frl'nd
Tom Sullivan, who med piles Iv money
on Iioiko dunlin' In Cork's own town
an was Muglsthrnto a' all, though ho
couldn't toll his own nnme if he saw
It In writ n'. Well, I niiuil tho day
Surgt. Din-cy brought Poto Gnrv'ey up
bfforo Tom for boln' diunk and dis
orderly In the public streets" ns (hoy
miy. New Darcy wns a bit of a hog
Latin scholar, nnd, thlnkin' to lluf
irate Tom, ho put tho case this way:
' Poto Garvoy In hoc slgnum stagger
em your Worshlppum."
" 'Tom looked bothered for a miult
and scratched his poll. Then, with
ono of thlm sudden Jerks or his, ho
pointed to Garvoy and thundered out:
In hoc flntim bobisslmum peeler-
ii in," nnd I declare ho had to explain
so thlm roportor rellows who write
books every day that Garvey was flntjd
t. bob, or u shlllln' ir ye like, for boln'
rrtink and disorderly. Oh, it's the
brains, not tho larnln', that counls.1 "'
New York Times.
Negro Farmer la Progressive.!
Stason after BcaBon for a nmnbei
of ycurs tho first halo of now Georgia
cotton has been Bent to market by
Deal Jackson, a ncirro farmer nt
Dougherty county, and that balo 111
always wortli to him as much as two
halos marketed later. JackBon has '
the- reputation of being not only an 5
iftelllgont and thrifty farmor but sm
(good and desirable citizen and holds ,!
mo respect nnd csteom of his Beig, J
worn wiinoui regard to race. '
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