The Inter Ocean from Chicago, Illinois on November 3, 1904 · Page 5
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Chicago, Illinois
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Thursday, November 3, 1904
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TITE rNTER OCEAIT. TITCrRSDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 3, 1904. DESOLATION HOME CAUSED BYSMALLPOX Mrs. William Kittelle Watches at B-side of Two of Her Pest Stricken Children in Isolation . Hospital. . FAMILY UNDER QUARANTINE; DAUGHTERS KEEP HOUSE Youngest Girl Wants to Join Mother Three New Cases of Disease Reported to City Health pepart-ment Officials Yesterday. Mn. J. W. Kittelle, the heroic mother who, rather than be separated from her two children, sufferers from smallpox, left her home at 364 Hamilton avenue, to brave the dangers of the Isolation hospital and watch at the bedside of her little ones, called up her husband by telephone yesterday and informed him that everything was going well and that the children were not suffering seriously from their malady. She expressed the confidence that the would not be attacked by the disease, but added: "I'd be willing to suffer from it if I knew the children would come through safely." Children Keep Hon for Katlie Today the Kittelle home is dreary and deserted, save for the presence of two older children, Irene, aged 15, and Katberlne. aged 9 years. The elder child is' mistress of the home and Is trying to make things comfortable for the father. The little girl, Evelyn, is a cripple. 9 years of age, and has been at the hospital, for several weeks. When a baby she was frightened ty a runaway horse and sustained a nervous shock, which resulted in partial paralysis. The boy. Willie Killwinning Kit-teile. was taken to the hospital Tuesday by his mother. He is suffering from a mild form of the -disease which, however, requires that he be segregated from all persons likely to take the contagion. Tha if ittoiia hnmo h hon under Quaran tine for some time, and the. children are not now permitted to attend school or leave the house. The father, however, is immune from the contagion and attenda to his work regularly. Cilrl Anxious to Go to Hol(l. "I want to see my mamma," said little Katherine yesterday. "I want to go to the isolation hospital right away and see her. I don't see why they wont let me go." "It's pretty hard," said the lonely father yesterday. "I never missed my wife and children as I do now. Home doesn't seem like home any more." Three new smallpox cases were reported to the" health department yesterday, and the patients were removed to the isolation hospital. They are: Fred Simons, 23 years old, 253 Thirty-Fifth street. Lizzie Baer, 58 years old, 253 Thirty-Fifth street. - George Mulligan. 25 years old. One Hundred and Fourth street and the Illinois Central railway right of way. Xone of these patients had been vaccinated. hope1oE AQUATIC RECORDS Central V M P A P.wentcTnniffht May Be Prolific of Many New Marks, for Swimming' Races--Handy on Scratch. The Ceneral Y. M. C. A. will practically cpen its aquatic season tonight.- when five events will be held at the big pool. It is expected that H. J. Handy, who is easily the association's best swimmer, will set several new association marks for 220, 300400. 440, and 500 yards. Handy holds the T. M. C. A. marks from 220 yards to the mile. The handicaps tonight Are as follows: ' Forty-Four Yards-H. J. Handy, scratch; Oscar Ft. Cyr, scratch: E. P. Swatek. 1 second; K. V. Crane. 3 seconds; H. F. Pru8ing. 3 -cond? : F. C. Freer. 3 seconds; Carl Wt b' r. 7 seconds: Arthur Owyer, 7 seconds; O. E. Weiscnborn. 7 seconds; K. A. Pra?g-?r, 8 seconds; lir. Otto ilolllnger. 8 seconds; J. J. Coyne, tt seconds. I." ...... X I V. . 1 1 T U....,.. . . . V. . T7- P. i-watek, scratch; Oscar St. Cyr. scratch; K. W. Crane. 5 seconds; W. K. Armstrong. 8 seconds; K. A. Praeger. VI seconds; OX. Chivllle. 12 seconds; J. J. Coyne. 12 stcondTT. E. W'eisenbom, 14 seconds; Otto Traub. 1U seconds. Five Hundred Yards H. J. Handy, scratch; E. P. Swal.-k. Ml seconJs: Oscar -St. Cyr. 1 minute; yl. U. Chivllle. 1 minute 3U seconds: Carl Weber. 1 minute 'M seconds: W. S. Klewer, 1 minute 45 seconds: A. praeper. z minutes Id seconds; K. M. Zimmerman. 2 minutes 15 seconds. Plunge for LiWtanc L.. P. Corbtn. scratch: W. K. Armstrong. li feel; K. M. Zimmerman. 14 feet; K C. Freer. 15 feet; Sam toloman. 15 feet; H. F. PruWsing. 15 feet: E. P. Swalek. 15 feet: Arthur Jeyer. i feet: Carl Weber. ( feet: Oscar Ht. Cyr. 17 feet: Otto Traub. 1M feet: R. V. Crane. 2 fet: Dr.' Otto Hollinger. 20 feet; W. S. Kleser. 20 feet; O. E. 1M feet; J. J. Coyne. 22 feet; E. A. 1'raegrr. '22 ieet: It. J. Handy. 25 feet. Tsreittv Yard Feet knil Vnee' TIHTf T Handy, scratch; E." P. Kwalrk, scratch; I.. P. Corbln. scratch; Arthur Oeyer. scratch: W. S. Klewer. scratch; H. F. Prusslng. scratch: wr ft. Cyr, scratch; Otto Traub, scratch; Cart Weber, (cratch. i RUMORS OF ROW AT HARVARD. Randall Denies Throwing Football Clothes at WrlrhtlnBton: Special Dispatch to Tha Inter Ocean. CAMBRIDGE. Mass.. Nov. 2. Walter Randall. Harvard's big end and baseball captain, today emphatically denied the story that be threatened Head Coach Wrighting-ton with personal violence and threw bis clothes at him because Fillev was given preference over him in the Pennsylvania game. The accusation is that" Randall said to Wrightlngton: "I have seen enough of this favoritism and partiality on the Harvard team. I tell you once for all that I will never put on this suit again." Randall said the whole article was false, Not a single word passed between him and Mr. Wrightlngton at the elose of the Pennsylvania game, he asserted. COLUMBIA LOSES HEART. Many- of (be Players Hot Oat and All Lack Glager, Special Dispatch to The Inter Ocean. NEW YORK, Nov. 2. Columbia's football eleven had its first practice today since the struggle with Yale. The Blue and White players were still sore and stiff and went through only the lightest pra'ctlce. Several of the best players on the team did not respond to Morley's call for regular drill. Among these were Captain Stang-land. the big right gruard; Duell. the veteran left half back; Metzenthln, 'the quarterback, and Donovan, the substitute quarter back. The usual snap and ginger was not In evidence. The men Jook disheartened and appear to have no Interest In their work. Wast Indoor flaseball Games. The Street Kent Indoor baseball team has organised for the coming season and wouM like to arrange games with first class city and out of town teams. - Address . W. J. Btrevt. 43 Fultoa street, manager. To" California. . Two solid fast trains through to California dally, via Chicago, Union Pacific Northwestern line. The Overland Limited (electric lighted throughout), less than three days en route, leaves 8 p. m. Another fast train 11 p. m. The best of everything. Ticket of-c. 211 and 193 Clark U (Tel. Cent. 721.) CHILD FOR WHOM ITS MOTHER IS BRAVING DANGERS OF THE ISOLATION HOSPITAL. - ' ' WILLIAM KITTELLE. OP TO BUTE FARM AND, GARDEN BOTES Kingbird Displays Peculiar Penchant for Feeding Upon Bees, According to Some Observers, and . Hovers About Orchards. Trading in wheat was active, with the bull factors the lighter receipts, dry weather and Hessian fly reports. The close was about the same as Tuesday to cent advance. Corn was stronger in the morning, but weakened and closed lower on predictions of an increased movement of new corn. Oats closed unchanged. Shipping - sajes were larger. Provisions were more actively traded in and advanced sharply. Good cattle sold at 15 to 20 cents advance on lighter receipts and a better demand. Hogs told at an advance of 5 cents, and sheep and lambs sold well at Tuesday's figures to 10 cents advance! SOME OF OUR COMMON BIRDS. The Kingbird's lsefnlneas in Destroying the Farmer's Enemies. The kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus) is essentially a lover of the orchard, and wherever the native groves have been replaced by fruit trs this pugnacious bird takes up its abodt. ' -. breeds in all of the states' east of the Ro ty mountains and less commonly In the great basin and on the Pacific coast. It migrates south early in the fall, and generally leavea the United States to spend the winter in more southern latitudes. The kingbird manifests its presence In many ways. It is somewhat boisterous and obtrusive, and its antipathy for hawks and crows is well known. It never hesitates to give battle to ajiy of these marauders, no matter how superior in size, and for this reason a family of kingbirds is a desirable adjunct to a poultry yard. On one occasion in the knowledge of the writer, E. L. Beal, B. S., of the biological survey, a hawk which attacked a brood of young1 turkeys was pounced upon and so severely buffeted by a pair of kingbirds, whose nest was near by, that the would-be robber was glad to escape without his prey. Song birds that nest near the kingbirds are similarly protected. In its food habits this species is largely insectivorous. It is a true- flycatcher by nature, and takes a large part of its food on the wing.- It does not, however, confine itself to this method of hunting, but picks up some insects from trees and weeds, and even descends to the ground in search of myriapods or thousand legs. The chief complaint against the kingbird is that It preys largely upon honey bees, and this charge has been made both by professional beekeepers and others. Many observers have seen the bird at work near hives, and there is no reason to doubt the honesty of their testimony. One bee raiser in Iowa, suspecting the kingbirds of feeding upon his bees, shot a number near his hives, but when the birds' stomachs were examined by an expert etymologist not a trace of honey bees could be found. (Please lay up this for due consideration. We do not believe any bird attacks insects with stings. Ed.) The biological survey of the Department of Agriculture has made an examination of 281 stomach collected in various parts of the country, but found only 14 containing remains of honey bees. In these 14 stomachs there were in all 50 honey bees, of which were drones. 4 were certainly workers, and the remaining 6 were too badly broken to be Identified as to sex. The insects that constitute the great bulk of the food of this bird are noxious species, largely beetles May beetles, click beetles (the larvae of which are known as wire worms), weevjls, which prey upon frult'and grain, and a host. of otherr. Wasps, wild bees, and ants are conspicuous elements of the food, far outnumbering the hive bees. If wiM (7) bees are attacked, why not the domesticated? Editor. - During summer many grasshoppers and crickets, as well as leaf hoppers and other bugs, are also eaten. Among the flies were a number of robber flies insects which prey largely upon other insects, especially honeybees, and which have been known to commit in this way extensive depredations. It Is thus evident that the kingbird by destroying these flies actually does good work for the apiarist. Nineteen robber files were found in the stomachs examined; these may be considered more 'than an equivalent for the four worker honeybees already mentioned. A few caterpillars are eaten, mostly belonging to the group commonly known as cutworms, all the species of which are harmful. About 10 per cent of the food consists of small native fruits, comprising tome twenty common species of the roadsides and thickets, such as dogwood berries, elder berries, and wild "grapes.' The bird has not been reported as eating cultivated fruit to an injurious extent, and it is very doubtful if this is ever the esse, for cherries and blackberries are the only ones that might bare come from cultivated places, and they were found in but few stomachs. Three points seem to be clearly established in regard to the food of the kingbird about SM) per cent consists of insects, mostly injurious species; the alleged habit of preying upon honeybees is rnuch less prevalent than has been supposed, and probably does not result in any great damage; and that the vegetable food consists almqjt entirely of wild fruits which b.ave no economic value. These facts, taken in connVtion with its well known enmity for hawks and crows, en-1 title the kingbird to a place among the most desirable birds of the orchard or garden. California's Irrigation Enterprises. We bava long personally held that, next to the planting and tha conservation ol forests that irrigation by both public and private enterprise was of prime importance; public where private capitr.1 cannot act, but by private enterprise wherever possible. Both these systems may be largely assisted by individuals who possess both the water and the land. The general' government is already supervising or suveying for irrigation work along the larger' streams flowing through several states, and also doing preliminary work in state irrigation, and private capi tal Is now interested in large outlays of capital for extensive irrigation. Wherever this can be accomplished, great ranches, now used only for grazing and grain raising, will De Droaen up into smaller holdings and produce under irrigation, throueh diversi fied crops, ten to twenty times the value they now produce. It will add largely ta the population and wealth of the irrigated areas. In bulletin 100. United States Department or Agriculture, the report on irrigation In vestigatlons by Eiwood Mead shows some of the immense works undertaken in Califor nia, some of them extensions from local and district enterprises. In the Sacramento valley it is reported that great irrigation systems are being built which will add within the next few months half a million acres to tne irrigated area of this countrv. At the present time three great systems are: unaer consri-ucuon In this valley. One of these; " the Central irrigation canal, was started as a district enterprise several years ago, but like many other district Irrigation projects started under California's Irriga tion laws, ii naa neen the subject of continuous litigation, and work was discontinued for years. At the present time work la h. ing prosecuted, and it Is expected that water will soon be running. This canal is slvtv feet wide and will irrigate 200,000 acres of tana, wniie it may he extended to water mil lions of acres. Its source of supply Is the Sacramento river. Another great system Just Bearing completion is the Yolo County Consolidated canal, which diverts the waters of Cache creek, and will irrigate 100.000 acres of land lying in Yolo and Solano counties. This canal is constructed by a private cotdo ra tion. It is forty feet wide and carries water to a depth -of six feet. A notable feature of this system is the fact that the source of Cache creek is Clear lake, a mountain reser-. oir covering eignty square miles and having vast storage possibilities. This project was seriously considered by-government experts, says a local writer, as the Initial undertaking of the government under the national irrigation law. Water was turned Into this tanal Oct. 8, and the event was marked by a great celebration at the town of Win ters, near the course of the artificial stream No less important was the celebration a snort time since at Gridley. in Butte county, marking the breaking of ground for the Butte county canal, which .will divert the waters of Feather river and cover at present an area of 215,000 acres. This svstem is capable of vast development, as the river drains an area or approximately 4,000-square miles with an annual rainfall ranging from thirty to sixty Inches. The canal may be made to irrigate all the lands lying between the Feather and the Sacramento from the point of diversion southward, an area of 700 miles. This, too, is built by private capital. The development of these great irrigation systems is worthy of note, both on account of the magnitude of the enterprises themselves and because of the conditions In the territory covered. The Sacramento Valley has an annual rainfall of from fifteen to thirty- inches, says a local writer, and is far from being an arid or even semi-arid region, notwithstanding the dry summers which prevail in California. The lands that will be watered by these canals have for half a century produced crops. Wheat, barley, vegetables, and fruits are grown. Some of the largest orchards in California are here, as well as some of the largest grain ranches In the world. Notwithstanding the Immense mineral resources of California, its agricultural prodr ucts far outstrip them. Every irraglble acre added will enlarge greatly the farm and garden average, and It is the average production area of a state or country that tells not only in dollars and cents, but In higher enlighten ment as well as in material wealth. We have heretofore predicted that the irrigable portion of the arid and semi-arid portions or both slopes of the Rocky mountains would overproduce all the rest of the country. We do not hesitate now to write that irrigation may double the production of that country of fair but not abundant rainfall. Perhaps we should say not evenly distributed rainfall. Ariviee for Wheat Kaisers. SPRINGFIELD. 111., Nov. 2. At today's session of the Farmers Grain Dealers' Association of IllinoiB, F. B. Hougham of Lotus, vice president of the association, delivered an address on "Should a Manager Not Buy Grain on Its Merits, His Judgment Being Final as to Price and Ouarllty?" Thomas Lamb, Jr.. of Bement spoke on the subject, "Are Farmer Elevator Companies an Evolution in the Grain Business?" and C. O. Messerole of Cowrie, Iowa, on "Track Sales and Consignments." S. M. Owen. Minneapolis, Minn., spoke on "The Bed Rock of Effective Farmer Co-operation." CLUB FAVORITE TO SING. Miss Jnlla Barton to Fisrnre In Teenni-seh Entertnlninent Tonlacht. Miss Julia Barton is one of the favorites of the Tecumseh club, and Is prominently identified with the work of the arrangement committee appointed for tonight's reception and ball. Because of the great demand for tickets, and aa this is the opening function of the season, the committee decided to hold the affair in the Illinois hall, at Ogden avenue and Madison street. Instead of at the club's own premises, at Lafiin and West Monroe streets. r, Miss Barton Is a talented singer and considered the star entertainer of the club. v Vain Ctrl.- "That pretty girl seems to be awfully ttuck up about her ancestry. "Yes, she seems to think her family tree's a peach. Ohio Stale Journal. Wrth Football Game. ' The Manltou football team wouM Ilk to arrange a jram for Nov. t to be Iayet at Uartirld ark. Adilrcsa ii. II. N-ar. i:m Jackson boulevard. Tclphon Central 12641 , mi 11 M F o r t ux n e n o c K bail k s y at v e vy 1 o 3D ire; s o T an o d ays ,S t ( '. P0H(S(!(oM It is surely good fortune for anyone to te aLle to get for 5f a package, a f o o A so goo i and sus tam ing; so fresk and cleanas Uneeda Biscuit Tke soda cracker tkat made tlie nation liungry ; NATIONAL BISCUIT COMPANY r 1 .

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