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ILL TO QUIT POLITICS.
New York Senator Gives Formal
Notice of Withdrawal.
David Bennett Hill Is fighting In tho
last political campaign in which ho
over will engage. On thu eve of his
61st birthday he announced his In
tention of retiring from i)olltlcs .Inn.
1. 1905, regardless of the result of tho
national or state election.
With tho passing of Hill goes the
leadership of the Democratic paity In
New York state, which has been held
by him for a score of years. Not only
will bo relinquish tho nctlvo leader
ship, but ho declares that In tho event
of Democratic success this fall ho
will not ucccnt nny position tinder tho
national or stato administration, nor
will bo again be a candidate for any
Mr. Hill has been ouo of the power
ful factors In tho national councils
of tho Democratic party for fifteen
years. His personality has been felt
in all tho national conventions of re
cent years, nover more than in the
David Bennett Hill,
most recent. Ho has made politics
his life study, starting an city attor
ney of Elmlra in young manhood, and
being In turn alderman, mayor, mem
ber of tho state legislature, lieuten
ant governor, governor for seven
years, and United States sonntor for
six years. Ho was the choice of tho
Tammany element of tho New York
delegallon in tho national convention
or 1S'J2 for tho nomination for presi
dent. ELECTRIC AIDS IN FARMING.
.Agriculturists of the Future Vill De
pend Largely on the Current.
Scientific men who aro calling at
tention to tho great benefits of elec-
"tro-culturo say the farmer of tho fu
ture will bo a highly .skilled electri
cian, who troni a contra! switchboard
at his farm will direct tho germina
tion and growth of cabbages, carrots,
potatoes and other crops'. "So longer
an Ignorant laborer or mere machine
dependent upon tho weather, but, llko
an engine driver, regulating the sup
ply of energy In the form of electric
current according to certain deter
mined rules, tho agriculturist will tako,
his jdnce with the other largo users
of electricity under modern conditions.
Thin is the prospect held out by a
Belgian scientist, I'rof. Guarini, who
has recently been delivering a courso
of lectures under government aus
pices at tho agricultural institute of
Gombloux, on the relation of elec
tricity to plant life, which he states
is an electrical phenomenon that can
bo regulated at will.
According to l'rof.. Guarini tho at
mospheric electricity Is essential to
plant growth and it is not electricity
that can bo substituted for light In
certain ensx-.s in tho accomplishment
of tho function of chlnrophyl, which
is In the decomposition of carbonic
acld and water, but tho light of tho
sun or of electricity arc lamps, with
the accompanying electric radiation,
that may take the place of purely
GETS FORECAST BY 'PHONE
farmers to Receive Daily Hints on
the Weather by Wire.
Farmers and business men In west
ern Pennsylvania, West Virginia and
eastern Ohio will receive tho weather
forecast by telephone hereafter. Fore
caster Frank Itidgway of tho Pitts
burg office has, with (ho consent of
the Washington bureau, nrranged with
the two local telephone companies to
send out tho forecast over their Huch
to anyone who desires It.
Bells will ring simultaneously In
tho morning In hundreds of little
towns and villages and through tho
farming districts and the sweet volco
ol tho telephone girl will bo heard
with tho current forecast.
Tho experiment is being watched
frnm Washington and If It proves
popular and successful It will bo intro
duced all over the country. Tho Idea
omannted from the brain of Forecas
ter Itidgway. who secured the consent
of Prof. Willis 1a Moore for tho trial.
When Bret Harte Taught School.
Old-timers boast that Bret Harto
ouco taught school nt Tuttletown, Cab,
and in thnt way acquired knowledgo
of tho localities In tho vicinity that
ho afterward worked Into his writings.
Mark Twain clerked In tho only storo
In tho town at tho samo time, Tho
town Itself Is u small village nestling
at the foot of .luckuos bill, tho latter
being a veritable quarry of gold. Near
ly all of this hill is owned by James
Glll&tho original "Truthful James,"
aftdMs covered by parties working
email pocket mines "on shares."
EX-SULTAN OF TURKEY DEAD.
Unhappy Life of Murad V Comes t
End at Constantinople.
Sultan Murad V, modern Turkey's
man of ru story, died last week and
was burled with scant ceremony.
In May, 1S70, when there was smol
dering revolution In Tin key proper
and open rebellion in Servln, Bulgaria,
and Montenegto. Abdul Aziz, sultan ol
Turkey, was dethroned. Tin Hiiltnn
was visited by his ministers and hlgl'
dignitaries, and Informed that It wai
tho will of God Unit ho be deposed.
Ho was deposed, and a month later
was found dead in the palace to which
he hnd been assigned us a prisoner.
Ho was succeeded by Murad V, who
distracted by tho quarrels of Mldhnl,
Pasha and other reformers with the
conservatives In the council, wns
seized with melancholy and declined
to assume the responsibilities of gov
ernment. Meantime rebellion was rampant in
nil tho Turkish provinces. Constant!
noplo Itself was in a ferment. The Ku
ropean powers weie clamoring thai
the porte should fulllll Its obligations,
and tho governing council again re1
sorted to deposition.
Tho ministers called In some of the
most celebrated physicians in Europe,
ended In representatives of the Mo
hammedan hierarchy, and Murnil wns
pronounced insane, and Abdul-Ilamld,
a younger bi other of Murad, wns do
clared regent, or sultan.
Tho reform party. It was reported at
tho time, consented to tho change on
tho theory that Abdul-Humid should be
really regent, and that when Murad re
covered his menial equilibrium he
should be restored to the throne. Ab-dul-Hnmld,
however, Informed all par-
tics that he would be sultan In fact,
and ho soon became the teal head ol
Miilhnt Pasha carried on his quarrel
with his rivals In the cabinet, and
succeeded for a lime In banishing
them from power. Later ho was him
self banished, and tho two factious to
this quarrel, which had led to (he de
posing of Abdul-Aziz, found thnt Ab
dul-Hnmld was to be counted on In
every step takeu liy the Turkish gov
ernment. Mcantlmo sight was lost of Murnil,
and for nenrly thirty years his fate has
been a mysteiy. It was reported at
one time that lie was dead, and that
for reasons of state tho fact was con
cealed. It was reported again that ho
was very sick, that he was well eared
for, but that ho could not recover.
At last tho mystery Is solved. Mu
rad, who, it is said, bold tho promise
Sultan Murad V.
of Abdul-Humid to leave tno throne
when Murad should recover his health,
Is out of the way. While ho lan
guished in a sanitarium that was a
prison, bis younger brother hns be
come ono of the most powerful or tho
sultans who have ruled in Turkey Iq
the last fifty years.
RICH MAN LITTLE KNOWN.
Wealthy Citizen of Philadelphia Has
Just Passed Away.
There are some very rich men
whose names never become famlllrfr
to tho public, and ono of thorn was
William Welghtman, who died nt Phil
adelphia last week in his 91st year.
Ho was a native of England nnd went
to Philadelphia when 1C years old to
enter tho chemical manufacturing
business started there by a relative.
Eventually this establishment, under
tho name of Powers & Welghtmnn,
became tho largest manufacturer of
chemicals In tho world. It Is said that
for fifteen years prior to tho death of
Mr. Powers each partner took $000,000
a year out of tho business. Mr.
Welghtman Invested most of bis
money In Philadelphia real estate
nnd became the largest taxpayer in
Offended Chinese Empress.
Tho empress dowager of China, ac
cording to tho Shanghai Times, In
highly offended with tho wifo and
daughters of Yu Kong, Into Chlne.so
minister at Pnrls, and has issued or
ders that they aro not to enter tho
pnlaco again. Tho causo of their
sudden downfall Is said to bo that
they instigated tho young American
lady artist who painted tho empress
downger's portrait to demand a sum
of 300,000 tacls for her work. Tho
empress dowager at tho advlco of
soma of tho olllctals had previously
presented tho nrtlst tho sum of 12,000
tools and some presents.
Pen Plciure of Great Heiress.
Of Miss Paulino Astor, American
heiress of a nnturnllzod Briton and
flnnceo of Captain Spender-Clay, nn
English paper says: "Sho Is quiet,
rnthcr nice-looking, sensible, self
willed. Not pretty In tho nccepted
sense, though her hair Is beautiful In
its wayward profusion and her deep
eyes look into yours with a sympa
thetic Intelligence, Playing hostess
to tho great world over since sho was
14 has given her an air of easy distinc
tion, and with It perhaps a suggestion
ol being o little tired."
MAP SHOWS DAMAGE BY RUST
TO THE SPRING WHEAT CROP
fr-m irnaa n in t fnrti m
KopoitH received by the Noi ihwrsl
em Miller Irom .Mio milleis In ttu Da
kotas nml Mlni.es.ita give the -piing
wheat crop of the (luce slates at 170.
OIIO.OOO bushels. Tills is UO.iiiiu.OOO
bushels less than Indicated thlm iu.vs
ago, belori' the rusi stiui-k II and
3.1100,1)0(1 hu-dii'ls less than Inst venr's
yield. The acreage ol Minnesota N
fi.HOII.OOO. an Increase or 2 pel ellt
over HiO". This stiitt- has a larger
acreage of ;nod wheat harvested than
was lost In some of the otheis. South
MRS. MAYBRICK TO REST.
Unfortunate Woman Now Sojourning
in the Catskill Mountains.
Mrs. Florence Muyhilc-I. imiirodln'e
ly on landing In New Yoik fiom Ku
i ope, left for the CatsMII mountains.
S!'1 goes there to visit In the home of
Dr. Kminctt Deusniore. when- ' will
lomaln for some time.
Dr. Donsmoro wus extremely Inter
ested In Mis MnybrlckV case while
she wus ImpiiHiucd In Kiighiud. and
was energetic In aiding to secure her
Mrs. Mnybiick will recuperate In
the mountains tiom Iter long confine
monl In prison. While thanking Amer
icans earnestly for their endeavors in
tier behalf. Mrs. Mayhrlck declined
Mrs. Maybrick as she looked upon her
arrival In New York,
to give detnils of her experiences In
fEngland until she has entirely recov
ered her health and vigor.
Secretary Morton's Pun.
Secretary of the Navy Morton, nlt-
hough he has possessed tho navy
portfolio only a short time, has al
ready achieved something of a repu
tation in Washington ns a "punster."
The other day when, through n mis
understanding, Miss Margaret Trend
way of Dubuque, Iowa, and Miss Anna
Hull, the daughter of Representative
Hull of Iowa, were both asked to
christen the gunboat Dubuque, launch
ed nt the yards of the tins Engine &
Power Company at Morris Heights,
Mr. Morton wns called upon to
straighten matters out. Ho deliber
ated for a while and then remarked
gravely: "I guess Miss Treadway will
have to officiate. 1 never heard of two
'hulls' at ouo launching before, did
Progressive New York Women.
There Is a young woman In New
York who makes a good living by
acting ns a visiting valet to lap dogs
owned by rich women. I'ho girl bathes
and combs and makes the toilets of
the dogs, and In somo Instances even
tnkes the pnmpered pets out for air
ings on tho avenue or In tho park. An
other young woman has built up for
herself n profitable business In tho
polishing nnd Keeping In orde or the
silver on my lady's toilet tabic Sho
makes It her specialty and ban ob
tained for herself quite a number of
fashlonablo customers. Her fee iu $1
a week and she does the cleaning nnd
burnishing w.thout taking tho sliver
from tho owner's home.
Suffer from White House Glare.
Inflammation of the eyes Is a com
mon complaint among police olllcers
nnd secret service men detailed for
duty at the white house, partlculaily
among those whose duty It Is to patrol
the grounds Immediately adjoining the
mansion. The trouble is cuiised by
the constant and brilliant glnre of the
wblto building. A coat of fresh paint
was applied recently and the reflected
rays of the sun constantly keep those
in rango squinting their eyes. Sev
eral of the ofllcers have bad more or
loss troublo with Inflammation.
iV 'ift-i rhy fiVrTM in ixftfctMiienr'i
nnm i m"i .in iti.
Dakota s nt i rum- is ;'., 12 i.immi, an in
iiniM- ot 2 per rent Noitli Dakot'i's
su-ieage ot .;i.Mi.uon luci eased S per
cent. All the imp In harvested in
South Dakota and mostly In North
I )n I, ol ii and Mluuchotu ei ept In north
era portion-. Avciime vlold per aire
ol three states In !H,; ttlls ;. mlsu.
els. Hie hluhet being :i,N bushels lor
North Dakota Thrn-dittig letuiustbis
I ear ';lo Mluiiesotu -". n 20 bushels.
j South Dakota -". to l.l busliels ami
1 Ninth Dal ota s in i;, lnwhcls
PROBLEM OF WHEAT RUST.
Urgent Need for Discovering Method
to Exterminate Pest.
A-lile fioni showing the wist dam
age to Hie growing wheat crop or thi
Northwest- due to rust Investigation
lias iMupluiHliMi the noteworthy fact
tliui this iiiviiging limgiis. for years
subjeited to selentille investigation,
still oilers a problem In Hie solution
ot which Hit!,. progics has been
Authorities seem to be fairly agreed
as to the oiigiu of the pest. They tin
di'islnuii how It Is piopagated and how
ll spiends. Tliu, iea'1e Hie great loss
It causes to Hi,, runners some esti
mating ii as high as $i;o.niiii.oi)0 In u
single ..( ir; luit whin ii comes 'to sue
ctvstul methods lor exterminating the
pest oi ol' preventing It tiom attack
livg the wheat. M-lot'cc and our own
Department ot Agriculture appear to
lie complete! at sea.
Tin,- roMTiiim-iii experts have been
wutchu'i. wiiii some intensi tho ef
foits ol' the AiiHirail.iu farmers to con
quer the rust fungus b opposing to It
eslstani varieties of wheat: but not
wiihst.iuihm. the ein ouniging measure
of success that lias lollowed these ex-
perlll.ei.t.i no sjstun.iiie study of rust J
rotdstnnce has !, n made by the
Pulled States Dcfiitmenl of Agricul
ture. 'Al'lit rending the effect ol rust
on the wheat cros id' Minnesota' nnd
Dakota. It w.ll appear to Hie public
ami parlleiilaily to Hie- farmer thnt
the Dopailuieul iff Agiicultuie should
make the .-ohiug of this problem a
prompt, earnest ami persistent enter
prlie. Tho cost of the necessary Investiga
tion nml expeiimeiiiiitloii is not to be
considered in view of the immense,
losses sustained in seasons favorable
to the rapid gio,Mh ol the rust fun
gus. It by spending $1.00.0.000 the gov
ernment could save to tlie farmers of
this country even a quarter or a tenth
of the estimated loss now suffered
through this pest In one cnr. It would
prove to be a permanent Investment
of pructlcully mcali ulable value.
REDMOND A LEADER OF MEN.
Has Position So Long Occupied by the
Late Charles Stewart Parnell.
Although John 10. Hedmoud is very
unlike the late Charles Stewart Par
nell, ninny of his countrymen recog
nized In him a lender jsissessed of
the same great qualities of leadership.
Ho is one of the conspicuous llgurcs
In tho convention of Irish National
Leagues, now being held at Now
Extreme Woman Suffaglst.
Fran Kline Schaaf, who recently
committed suicide In Beiilii, was ouo
ot the most prominent champions of
woman suffrage in Germany, but she
was so extreme In her views and so
violent In language that tho more
conservative suffragists repudiated
her. Tho manuscript of a book which
sho Intended to call "How I Becamo a
Suffragist" was submitted to soveral
friendly members of the German par
llanifji'.. nil of whom counseled her to
t;iipp,-.ss It hccniiBO It would result la
u number of libel suits.
wm"Nfn imi.TiIwi ,mm.,ialtMutwv.
WOULD WORSHIP GREEK GODS.
London Man Asks for Funds to Erect a
It Is only a paltry $l2,r.0) that Mar
you, l-ondmi's latest spiritual conn
M'lor. "The High Pi lest of tho Winged
Disc." wants the public to give him
herewith to spread bis doctrine, and
leally somebody inmhl to come for
ward with the money, JuhI as a con
tribution toward the gayely of na
tions The new "Apostle of Pantheism," as
Maryon Adoring His Winged Disc,
lie otherwise culls himself, Is the most
plrtuiosquo thing In the propagandist
line England has produced recently,
nml the temple Hint he wants to build
or the woishlp or the ol'd Greek gods,
with a special tower for the accommo
dation of stray birds, ought to put
Messiah lingott's "Abode of l.ove" tint
of the running soon after It uets
Cushions of Fat Saved Him.
After falling three stories while
sleeping nnd lauding on a stone side
walk, i'homus Gtillugber, a 2r0 pound
er, ciimo to consciousness In the op
erating loom of a New York hospital
and astonished the surgeons surround
ing him h Jumping up, dancing
around the room, nnd walking homo
tinln jui cd.
Cushions of fat on which lie landed
after bis fall, said the surgeons, saved
Gallagher occasionally walks In his
sleep. He look one of the nocturnal
trips enrly to-dii by way of an open
window. A poilcouiuu heard tho thud
a block 'iway. The surgeon who came
with the amhulunco gave Gallagher up
for lost, ami It was thought that only
an operation could save lit ni.
Frank Gadomsky, of Chicago, swore
oiiL. warrants tor tho airesl of Joseph
Ko.el, Martin Ko.el and Frank, Mu
rouskl, charging them with swindling
The alleged swindle, according to
the compliiinnnt, vvnit the losult-on bis
pnit of credulity nml vapidity".' STUp
man says that ho was mode to believe
that by carrying a hen for eight days
and following u formila given him by
the alleged coufldeiice men he could
cause a-dollar to return to hint again
and ngaln after ho had'Spbut It.
Gndomsky followed this advice, but
no wealth ciimu to him. Now ho seeks
the arrest of the three men ami the to
turn of money which he suys he gave
to them for their "seciet."
Utah's Wonderful Natural Bridge.
Thero exists In San Juan county,
Utah, tin co wonderful natural bridges.
The largest of these bridges spans a
canyon Xt feet and 7 Inches from
wad to wall, and Is u splendid arch
of solid sandstone, 00 feet thick In
the centrnl part and 40 feet wide.
Underneath It there Is a clear open
ing 357 feet In parpondiculnr height.
Tho accompnnylng cut, reproduced
Utah's Great Natural Bridge Com
pared with Capitol,
from tho Century, shows the dimen
sions of this bridge ns compared with
tho .capltol at Washington.
Th'o other two bridges, while of pro
portions somewhat less massive, aro
marvels of wonder nnd bemity. They
have been soon, probably, by fower
than a dozen white men.
Footprint of Prehistoric Animal.
A valuable scientific find has been
mado In New Jersey, where a slab of
stono bearing the Impress of the leet
of somo prehistoric animal has been
brought to light from "eighty feet be
low tho surface. The footprints are
threotoed, nbout three Inches long,
and resomblo bird tracks. Thero Is
also a trail left by the heavy tall of
tho animal, and two parallel lines
which may have been mndo by wings.
They nro thought to bo tho tracks of
a ptoreductys a kind of reptllo bird.
Pencils Were Not Cheap.
A fakir sold a lot of splcmUd look
I ml' lend nenctls on tho street nt In.
dlnn Orchard tho other evening nt
tho astonishing price of eight for 10
cents. His customers grew angry tho
nevt dnv when thov found Unit Mi
lead only ran back about one-fourth
of an Inch from the end.
Rodents Froze to Death.
B. W. Adams of l'lalnlleld, N, H.,
ivas throwing out hay from tho bay
recontly, when ho came across a nest
that contained sovonty-four rnts and
mice, which had evidently been froze
i M- S
MAN'S FIGHT WITH BABOON.
Wounded Mdnster Very Netrly Over.
comoi Its Slayer.
Tho South Alrlcan mall brings fi
thrilling I if of n light to. tho doath
between a man nnd n giant baboon.
Mr. Robert Hough, proprietor of
Kameeh's Farm, Ultonluige, snw n
baboon In his orchard, nnd shot lilm
through the body at 300 yards. Tho
militia I was, however, able to get
away, and was afterwards scon on tho
top of an adjoining Mil, where ho ,
suddenly diopped.N Thinking th,nt he
was dead, Mr. Hough wont after Mm '
with two tetrlors and a native. The
dogs tan up to the supposed enrcns,
when the baboon sudihuily rose,
caught the unfortunate terriers, bit n
large piece out of each, cast lliem
from him with fcuch violence ns to
kill them, nnd then mndo furiously for
their muster, tearing his arm open
from shoulder to wrist. Tho nntlvci
boiled, nnd tho partially disabled
while man wus left nlono to battle wifli
the enraged baboon. Mr. Hough l
active and muscular, but his ofl'ortB li
throttle bis antagonist and to beat his
fact In with his list woro uunvnlllug.
and be was forced to tho ground.
Here, while desperately struggling,
the man's bund came In conflict with
a large sfone. This ho seized, and
with almost a last effort fractured tho
baboon's skull with It. When the
body was iiieusured It wns found to In
over live feet.- English Exchange.
Boy le Seven Feet High.
A Etuopenn prodigy, known as "tint
long Josef," was born In MunlcliGlnd
bneh on April la, 1K8S. At 12 years
of age he was ii leet 4 Inches In heighf
ami Is now 7 feet 1 Inch. Ho Is still
jKm Efu V yVl jaMI
- '' 1 i. w m'.i. i iTfc w
growing nnd no doubt wifl.'tocomo tho
tallest mini on earth., .,111s , nnilly
nmtw Is Schlppers. ,ljln jn,thcr la.u
butcher. At present he is tiie prin
cipal attraction at the- Pnnoptlcum.
Berlin. He wus born of normal par
ents nml Is tho eleventh child. Tho
first ten have developed quite nor
Thought It Was the Camp Pfg-
While K. J. Snell of Potsdam was
trading watches with a rrcnclitnau at
his lumber camp near Utiai, Nr ?'.,.
tho dogs behind the liout'e set up n
loud hmklng. Suoll went out to In
vestigute nnd discovered an animal
poking urotiud In the darkness. Ho
concluded that the camp pig hnil
again escaped, and after considerable
haul work succeeded in putting the
beast in the pen. When he went out
next morning to see If the porker wai;
all right, he wan astonished to Olid
that instead of a pig he hud tint a
black bear into the pep. Snell avers
that bears aro as thick as huckleber
ries in that section. Tho law ferbl.Ta
that they be idiot at the present time.
Spanish Women in Suicide Club.
The police nt I.crldn, Spain, have
raided what Is believed to be u wom
en's suicide club, and have made sev
eral arrests. Recently a young lady
named Isabel Rodriguez, belonging to
a well to-do family, wns found wander
ing about the streets nt night in n
stale of great excitement. When ques
tioned by a policeman she stated that
she had drawn a number at the club
which, uncording to the rules, bound
her to commit suicide. She added
thai at the last moment her courage
hud railed her. Acting on this, Infor
mal Ion the pollco watched tho prem
ises used as a 'iuli house, They found
It wns attended by well-dressed ladies,
who met ostensibly for social pur
poses. Holly Tea.
Mate, or Paraguay tea, 1b made of
tho dried leaves of tho Brazilian holly.
The Infusion Ihib a pleasant odor nnif
an agroeublo blttor taste.
Minister's Up-to-Date Idea.
A West Virginia minister1 is to liola
a service In tho open air soon, nml
has Jlvortlsod that before the Bcrinoa
thero will bo un exhibition of trape.-.o
work nnd tlght-ropo walking. In this
vm b" hopes to get a lartro nudteni.
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