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The indications for Georgia to-day are
for fair weather, and brisk southerly
Winds; and for Eastern Florida, local
rains, and fresh east to southeast winds.
The prayer of the sallormen to-day will
be for a wind that blows, a sheet that’s
wet and a sea that follows fast. At least
that will be Ihe wish of the Savannahlans.
A Chicago dispatch announces tho dis
tribution in that city, of a number cf
‘Bryan and Harrison" knives. That 19 a
rather queer campaign Implement. The
knife in politics usually indicates that
•omebody is In clanger of being Btabbed.
Bishop Turner does not think the pro
posed negro party will amount to any
thing. We are Inclined to agree with him;
though It is possible that colored politi
cians might make a lot of trouble for
themselves, and their misguided followers,
by Instituting an incendiary agitation
through the medium of such a party.
It Is estimated that the strike In St.
Louis has cost, In wages lost, revenue lost
by the street railway, property destroyed,
police cost, and other items, no less than
$22.01)0.0t. Coupled with this loss Is the
fact that several persons have been killed,
and more than 160 Injured. Is there not
a crying need for tpe perfection of some
plan for avoiding or quickly ending
Neely does no* relish the role of "horri
ble example" that he is to be required to
Hay; bat the probabilities are that he will
lx- made to go back to Cuba and take
whatever may be dealt out to him. If
the campaign were further away. It
might be .better for Neely, but from a
political point of view, It would never
do for the administration to let up on the
irusecutton of the Cuoan postoffice rob
bers, now that the matter has become nub
Spain, it seems, Is not so much of a
bankrupt government, after all. Recently
h<* had .-fane new bonds to offer (o the
public. They were quickly subscribed for;
and not only once, but eight times over.
In other words, if the boijds are allotted
among all of the subscribers each will
gyt only one-eighth of the amount he wns
ready to put up ihe money for. It may
transpire that the recent war will have
the effect of revivifying the Spanish peo
ple. and that they will once more become
a great nation.
According to an estimate made by the
Baltimore American from official records,
the most expensive soldier In the world
is ihe soldier of the United States. His
cost per annum is *2.202.24 each. The sol
dier who t <-omes next In the mailer of
cost is the British, at *426.56. Thus the
co. t of one United States soldier la nearly
five 'lines that of one British soldier.
France and Germany spend each per man
upon their soldier* *213.28 a year. The
Italian soldier Is the cheapest in the
world, costing his government only *163,68.
Thus the keep of one American soldier Is
equal to that of more than a dozen
THE A\TI-TIU'ST KILT/.
There seems to be foundation for the
charge made by Democrats in CongTe.s.
that the Republicans had no Intention of
enacting any anti-trust legislation at this
session. They Introduced the resolution
containing an amendment to the costitu
tion, giving Congress authority to cotroi
trusts, and the bill amending the Sher
man antitrust law at the very end of the
session* knowing that if the House passed
either the resolution or the bill, or both,
nothing would be done with either
in the Senate. Asa matter of fact, the
resolution containing the amendment was
defeated, and the bill amending the Sher
man act was passed by the House. It
never had a chance of being even consid
ered in the Senate. Senator Bacon said
that Congress ought to remain in session
until it disposed of the anti-trust bill, but
his remarks fell on unwilling ears.
Now the question Is, whet was the pur
pose of the Republicans In putting the
anti-trust bill through the House, know
ing that it would not be passed by the
Senate? Was it nor, as has been charged,
so they might use it as a club to force
the trusts to be liberal in making cam
paign contributions? It certainly looks
It Is very well known that the Republi
cans are not by any means as confident as
they were three months ago, of carrying
the presidential election. They are very
much in doubt about New York, and if
they should lose that state they would,
in all probability, lose the election. They
are uncertain as to how the people feel
in respect to retaining the Philippines,
and they realize that the country is dis
posed to charge responsibility for trusts
on them. Unless ali signs fail they in
tend to raise an enormous campaign fund,
and use It freely in the doubtful states.
This, probably, is the explanation of their
action Ir* introducing anti-trust legisla
tion at the tail end of the session, when
there was no probability of its becoming
law. The trusts will be told that if they
contribute liberally the anti-trust bill
will never get through the Senate, but
that if they do not the bill will be passed
as soon as Congress reassembles in De
cember. The plutocrats and the trusts
will find out very soon whether or not
this la the explanation of the peculiar
course of the Republicans in respect to
THAT CRAMP CONTRIBUTION.
Senator Bacon could hardly have fore
seen the sensational scene In the Senate
on Tuesday, which his reference to the
*400,000 contribution that Shipbuilder
Cramp Is alleged to have made to the Re
publican campaign fund in 1892, caused.
He had, however, ample authority for
the reference. If Senator Pettigrew is
to be believed, Mr. Cramp Is authority for
It, and Mr. Pettigrew insisted that Sen
ator Carter confirmed the statement. Mr.
Carter was the chairman of the Repub
lican Campaign Committee In 1892.
Of course Mr. Carter denied that he
ever made such an admission, and also
that Mr. Cramp made a *400,000 contribu
tion, but It was to be expected that his
memory would fall him When he attempt
ed to recall amounts of contributions
made to the fund of the campaign which
Mr. Carter undertook to defend himself
by Intimating that Mr. Pettigrew had not
acted nicely in disclosing things which
had been told him in confidence. It may
be that Mr. Pettigrew hasn’t a very fine
sense of honor, as 11 is understood among
managing politicians, but, admitting that
he has not, it does not follow that he did
not tell the trfith about the Cramp mat
ter. On the contrary, the presumption is
that he told the exact truth. It is not
reasonable to suppose that he would have
thought of connecting Mr. Cramp’s name
have made a large contribution If
not had the very best of reasons for do
Mr. Cramp does not live very far away
from Washington. A dispatch could have
been, sent to him and an answer received
in half an hour, and it is probable that
Mr. Carter would have obtained from
Mr. Cramp a denial of the statement,
and read it in the Senate, if it could have
been secured. Instead of getting a denial,
however, he and Senator Hanna under
took to belittle Mr. Pettigrew. It will
probablV be admitted that any other sen
ator would have hesitated a long time
before making public what are alleged to
be private conversations, assuming that
they were such, but It must be remember
ed that Mr. Pettigrew has been prodded
a good deal sine© the beginning of the
present Congress by the Republican sen
ators, and that he has been so worried
by them that he can hardly be held ac
countable for all he says and does.
Senator 'Bacon, however, was fully Jus
tified in using the statement made by Mr.
Pettigrew. In fact, he did but his duty
In letting the country know how the Re
publican party gets the vast sums with
which It conducts its national campaigns.
It t probable that Mr. Cramp would not
have made such a large contribution It
he had had assurances of some sort, or
at least a hope, that he would receive
valuable favors In return. The chances
are that In the building of warships, his
shipyard has not been overlooked.
Considerable interest has been aroused
In naval circles by the recent target prac
tice of the British navy when the old
armorclad turret ship Belle Isle was use 1
as a target. Valuable information. It Is
said, was derived from that expor m nt.
Now it Is proposed that one of the <ld
civil war monitors be given to the Unit© I
States navy for target practice. There
doee not seem to be any Insuperable rea
son why the whole fleet of the old cheese
boxes should not be employed as targets.
They are good for nothing else, unless It
be to provide a Job for somebody as ship
keeper. The old cruft will never again
go into active service, even In the event
of war. They are obsolete, and If not
used as targets ought to go to the scrap
heap and be sold for old Iron. It will
probably require an act of Congress to
permit them to be shot at by the modern
Lse than two weeks remain before the
time of the meeting of the Republican Na
tional Convention, and as yet there Is
nothing definite known with respect to
who the vice presidential candidate will
be. It 'really begins lo look as If the
bosses would permit the convention to
name the candidate.
THE MORNING NEWS: THURSDAY, JUNE 7. 1900.
GRIGGS A BID THE \EW WOMAM.
Judgo Griggs, representative in Con
gress from Ahe S**cotw3 district, delivered
the commencement address before the
students of Shorter Col ege at Rome the
other day. Shorter as is well known, is
a college for young Ordinarily it
might have been expect:d that when the
orator of the day the galaxy of
b auty assembled for the closing exer
cises, his remarks would be of the
most fervid and flowery type, and that he
would have scattered bouquets every
where. Judge Griggs, however, left the
beaten path of commencement oratory,
and gave his hearers something to think
and talk about. Indeed, some of those
who heard or read the sppech are dis
posed to criticise the orator rather point
The kernel of the Judge’s speech was a
warning to the young against the
“new woman” and woman suffrage. He
paid the highest and most affectionate
tribute to womanhood; to the wives,
mothers and daughters who pursue the
womanly tenor of their ways, and to the
woman who must, by force of circum
stances, be the breadwinner. He was
preud and happy to know that the time
had come w’hen the doors of the schools
were open alike to the boys and the girls,
ar.d w’hen the trades and professions wel
comed women as well as men. But it was
with regret that he noted the advent of
the "new woman,” the woman who affect
ed all cf the rights and privileges of man,
even tq the cut of his clothes. He declar
ed himself unalterably opposed to the
growth In this country of a race of man
nish women, w’hich would be inevitably
accompanied by womanish men. Towards
the women who want to vote, and who
are agitating in faver of the ballot for
thfir sex, the Judge was severe. He lik
ened them to the tempter of the Garden
of Eden, endeavoring to persuade the wo
man from happiness to misery. “When
the visions of these mad-brained, moon
blind dreamers become accomplished
facts, which God forbid, then will the
great sun of love, the ged of woman’s
kingdom, and whose effulgence now lights
her universe, refuse to shine longer for
her. Ashes of bitterness will fill her life
from blooming maidenhood to withered
age. Home, where now ‘the heart can
bloom’ will then be ‘only roof and room.’ ”
This speech, according to the Washing
ton correspondenc2 of the Baltimore Sun.
has greatly stirred up the woman suf
fragists. They think Judge Griggs is a
horrid, horrid man, to talk about their
pet hobby in such a manner, and they
are spending a great deal of their time
now in writing letters to him and telling
him “Just what they think of him.” Mean
time Judge Griggs has the satisfaction of
knowing that a great many of the most
prominent and charming women in Geor
gia are heartily in accord with his views.
They deplore the "new woman” who
wants to vote quite as much as he does,
believing that if women once left the
womanly sphere of the heme for politics,
office holding and the like, they would
lose far more than it would be possible
for them to gain. A number of communi
cations to this effect have been received
by the Judge. Meanwhile, the suffragists
promise to do what they can to make it
warm for him whenever the occasion
THE NEW YORK DEMOCRACY.
It was stated in the dispatches that ex-
Senator Hill dominated the Democratic
Convention of New York. If he did, he
made concessions in order lo do so. It
Is well known that he did not want the
delegation to the National Convention in
structed. It was Instructed lo voe for
the nomination of Mr. Bryan and the
convention pledged the party to support
the ticket and the platform. It is prac
tically certain, therefore, that whatever
the platform may be, the Democratic or
ganization of New York will accept it.
The convention did not say anything
about the Chicago platform, and there
was no particular reason why It should.
It declared in favor of both gold and sil
ver as standard money, but Insisted that
each must he maintained at a parity with
the other in purchasing and debt-paying
power. That is a proposition quite dif
ferent from Ihe 16 to 1 idea, but it is
this latter Idea that wlil protftbly be put
Into the platform that will be adopted at
It may be the’purpose of Mr. Hill and
some others to make a fight against stat
ing the party's position on the sliver
question in the platform lo be adopted
at Kansas Ctty Just as It Is sated in the
Chicago platform. If ii Is, the chances
are that they will he defeated.
There Is no reason to doubt that It Is
the purpose of Mr. Bryan apd those who
are acting with htm, and who are really
In control of the party, to reaffirm the sil
ver plank of the Chicago platform. In
fact. It is difficult to see how it Is pos
sible to avoid taking Just as strong
ground In favor of the 16 to 1 Idea at
Kansas Ctty as was taken at Chicago.
T# seem to recede in the slightest degree
from the Chicago position would be re
garded by the Populists as a backdown,
and they would make trouble. Any ef
fort to placate the Gold Democrats on the
silver question would be cerialn to give
offense to the Populists, and the Popu
list vote Is a bigger factor in the presi
dential campaign than that of the Gold
Mr. Hill Is particularly anxious for the
Democrats to carry New York next fall,
and he will no doubt attempt to have the
national platform so modified os to bp ac
ceptable to Gold Demo, ra s of that state,
but there is no reason to think that he
will be successful.
"My vice president Is shy this morn
ing," said President Mrs. Lowe of the
Federation of Women’s Clubs nt Milwau
kee the other day, "arid the reason is,
she has been getting married.” Mrs.
President Lowe did not state whether the
ceremony hod been completed, but the
vice president In question, Mrs. Becker,
quickly arose and offend this explana
tion: "I had to gel married to have some
one to take care of my 14-year-old daugh
ter while I went about the country’ to
club meetings; and I advise each of you
to do the some.” It would be Interest
ing to hear the remarks of Representa
tive Griggs, of the Second Georgia dis
trict, upon this incident.
That Wins ted (Conn.) “wild man" has
been captured. It turns out that he is
Robert Avery, a very respectable young
man not in the least wild, but very
angry. He went in swimming In the
river nearby several days ago, leaving his
clqthes on the bank. Some wise police
men coming along and seeing the clothes,
concluded that somebody had committed
suicide, and carried them io the station
Douse. When Avery came out from his
swim he was In a quandary, naturally. He
had to take to the woods. Every time
he would emerge from his hiding
the women of the houses he approached
would scream and the men would shoot
at him from the windows. For the bet
ter part of two days he was compelled to
stay In the woods, where he suffered from
cold and hunger. Finally a benevolent
wayfarer took him some clothes. Deep
down In his heart, Avery says, there Is
a desire to flog somebody.
The sympathy of France was with Spain
during our recent war. and many Ameri
cans vowed they would not go to the Paris
Exposition, by way of protesting. But
there are thousands of Americans in Paris
at this moment, scattering their dollars
lavishly. The sympathy of France Is
with the Boers In the South African war,
and the French government has stopped
the contemplated visit of the Prince of
Wales to the exposition, by announcing
that It declined to be responsible for his
personal safety. Nevertheless, Paris is
thonged with English men and women,
who are giving up their pounds, shillings
and pence freely. All of which probably
goes to show that the Individual does
not care a great deal for national predi
lections when they Interfere with his
The promotion of Gen. Joseph Wheel
er to a brigadier generalship in the regu
lar army Is an act of appreciation of gal
lantry end patriotism by the government
that will have the warm approval of every
section of the country. The little o’d ex-
Confederate is as true a type of the
American soldier as ever graced a uni
form. It is a striking matter, of course,
that thirty-five years after he held the
rank of lieutenant general in an army at
war with the United States he should be
■wearing the uniform of the regular army
of the United States. The probabilities are
that such a thing could happen in no coun
try In the world, save ours. With us,
however, everybody knows that not even
President McKinley himself Is more pa
triotic than Gen. Joe Wheeler.
—ln England. Richard Croker Is at
tracting attention as an expert golf
player. When last in this country he
used to spend many of his mornings learn
ing the game on the Lakewood, N. J.,
—Wu Ting Fang, the Chinese Minister
at Washington, prefers the bicycle to
any other means of getting about. In
going about Washington, except when
going out of an evening, he generally
—'Don Carlos, the Spanish pretender, de
nies that he ever satd he was not a
Spaniard hdt an Austrian, a statement
Which he was declared to have made In
order to escape a civil suit brought
against him In Madrid.
—Patrick Sharkey, who died at the age
of 83 in East Cambridge, Mass., the other
day, was the last survivor of the four
organizers of the Father Mathew Tem
perance Society, the oldest association
of its kind among the laity of the Roman
—Heard In London.—Smythe: Haven’t
seen Diggs in an age.
Woodfali: He’s on the race-track now.
Woodfali: No; Pretoria.—Chicago News.
—Extreme Cases.—"Bredren,” said Par
son Black, earnestly, “dere am some folks
in which de still, small voice ob con
science keeps a-getrln' stiller an' smaller,
until at las' It’d hab ter l’arn de deef an’
dumb langwidge if it wants ter attrack
—Not an Archer.—“ Why don’t you ever
bring yatir bow and arrow with you, Mr.
Gazzam?” asked Benny Bloombumper.
"My bow and arrow, Benny,” repeated
Mr. Gazzam. “I’m no archer.”
“But papa says you often draw the long
bow. Won't you show It to me?”—De
troit Free Press.
—Explained.—"Where's your watch?"
asked the observant man.
"Why, here It Is,” replied the man
whose prosperity had slipped a cog or two
“But that’s a silver one. The one you
used to carry had a handsome gold case.”
"Well—er—circumstances alter cases,
you know.” —Philadelphia Press.
The Hartford (Conn.) Times (Dem.)
says; “Gen. Gomez lias returned from
San Domingo to Havana, and Is credited
with a desire to combine the notional and
republican parties and to become the first
president of Guba. But his friends also
say that If these parties refuse to com
bine. he will establish a Cuba llbre party
of hip own and endeavor to obtain a ple
biscite of the entiie Island, expecting in
that way to force the political leaders to
adopt his proposal, if only in ihe hope of
future office. It is ruomred that for such
a purpose Gomez has been promised funds
by a number of wealthy men. Including a
United States senator, who Is said to
have offered $500,000, on certain conditions,
to which Gomez will undoubtedly agree.
Who is this Un.ted States senator?”
The Philadelphia Record (Dem.) says;
"Scarcely an act ot promotion in the Fed
eral service could be dreamed of that
would meet more instant ond unstinted
popular approval than the elevation of
"Fighting Joe" Wheeler to a brigadier
generalship In the regular armw, to fill
the prospective vacancy to be caused by
the retirement of MaJ. Gen. Merritt and
the cons quent promotion of Gen. Otis.
The old Southern warrior Is a man after
the people’s own heart.”
The New Orleons Picayune (Dem.) says:
i "Taken altogether, the record of the pres
ent Congress has not been such as to com
mend It to Ihe people, and It is generally
believed that there will be an unusually
large number of members allowed to stay
at home as a result of the election In No
The Louisville Courier-Journal (Dem.)
says; "It seems rather queer that after
so many years of Investigation nobody In
Congress knows anything about the real
value of armor plate, but muit rely on the
statements of outsiders, which are Immedi
ately contradicted.” ,
Naval Mattie of the Future.
The Stranger—Excuse me, I am a
stranger here. Will youtklndly Inform me
why all these gayly dressed people are
loitering on the shores of this bay?
The Native—Eh? Don’t you know? Why,
a great naval battle is being fought here,
and the p ople for miles aro-nd have come
to enjoy the event.
The Stranger—l no new in this part of
the country, but I’m not as fresh, per
haps, as I look. You tell me that a great
naval battle Is being fought here. And yet
as far as the eye can reach I can dis
cern no beat—no, not even a ripple on
those placid waters.
The Native—That’s all r'ght. It’s a sub
marine battle fought by submarine boats.
They are now at it too*h and nail some
where about the mlddl“ of the bay.
The Stranger—You astonish me. These
people do not look as If they were at
tending a battle. The women wear sum
mer froeks. and the men are In afternoon
clothes, with top hats. And, see, there is
a band over there!
The Native—Oh, yes; it’s quite a func
tion. That’s the marine band, and those
women and men about It are the special
gueets of the Secretary of the Navy. You
wait around a little while and we ll have
some news. There, see!
At that moment, says the Cleveland
Plain Dealer, a black object like a mam
moth strong cigar leaped upward from
ihe waters and lay quivering on the sur
face. Every Optra glass was leveled at It,
and stranger slanted his hand above
his eyes so he could see better. A grimy
man crawled from the midst of the thing
and raised a huge megaphone to his lips.
The Native—Hooray! That’s old Com
modore Bob Evans’ grandson!
The man with the megaphone shouted
In a stentorian voice:
"We’ve licked the blankety-blank-blank
socks off of ’em!”
Whereat there arose a great cheer and
a flutter of handkerchiefs, and Ihe marine
band played, and the Secretary of the
Navy held an Impromptu reception, and
then everybody went home to dinner.
Cruel Driver YVa.* Thratlied.
When an old and lonely tnan revises his
opinion of the rising generation, conced
ing that tt will take proper car© of the
world after he has gone, the hopeless cyn
ics certainly get a hard setback, says the
Detroll Free Press.
“The horse was doing service on a deliv
ery wagon," he deposes. "It got tired of
waiting for the driver, who was visiting
the servant girl, but had not got under
full headway when it was swinging from
Peterborough into the avenue. I was
fairly trembling because It looked as
though the brute was going to run amuck
on the crowded thoroughfare. But a fine
looking young woman, In what I took to be
a golf suit, when she saw the horse com
ing, started running in the same direction,
and she ran, too. When it overtook her
she was right alongside, grabbed the bit,
hung right on, talked to the horse until
he thought he had a friend, and stopped to
visit her while she patted his neck ar.d
kept on talking.
"Then the driver, a big rough specimen,
arrived on the scene. He flever stopped to
thank her, but seized the whip and went
to drubbing the horse unmercifully. Her
eyes flamed, she clenched her fiscs, she
told him to stop at once, and she threat
ened to report him, but his whole attention
was given to the horse.
" ‘You great, big, cowardly brute,’ she
shouted: ‘I-wish 1 were a man.’
" ’Beg pawdon,’ Interrupted a little slen
der chap in a Prince Albert, boutonniere,
and all the rest of it, ’perhaps I will oo.’
"She looked at him dpubtingly, and the
driver told him to escape if he did not
want to be pulverized. Then things oc
curred fast enought to fool a kinetoscope,
and when the dust raised the driver was
sitting on the asphalt with his head be
tween his hands, the athletic girl was
smiling, and the slim youth was taking off
a split glove while apologizing to her for
not being in quite his usual condition."
The Clergyman tVna Foolr-d.
There is a pastor of a certain church on
Capitol Hill who has old-fashioned Ideas
about a great many subjects, and espe
cially in the matter of church music,
says the Washington Post. He doesn't
like the "Cavalleria Rustlcana Intermez
zo” as an “Ave Maria” solo, and he
doesn’t care for “When the Swallows
Homeward Fly” sung to the words of
‘‘Jusus, Lover of My Soul.” When it
comes to Wagner's music he feels about
it precisely as Dr. Nordau does, and he
will have none of it in his church.
"I have had a great deal of trouble,
my dear lady," said he a little time ago
to a woman I know. "I have had a great
deal of trouble with my organist. He
would play Wagner, he would play pagan,
barbarous, secular music at services. I
reasoned with him, but to no purpose. At
last he resigned, and now in his place I
have a young lady. Come to church next
Sunday, my dear lady. You will hear no
more Wagner, no more infidel, heathen
music. Come to Church; you will hear
only such music as belongs to the sa
So the woman I know went to church
here the next Sunday morning, and while
the collection was taken ihe organ play
ed, and she marked how the clergyman’s
benign face beamed with satisfaction and
content. He nodded his head In time to
the music. Ali was well with him. The
young lady at tpe organ was playing,
slowly and softly, ’lJtly Little Gypsy
An Ini per tur liable Congressman.
One of Congressman Cushman’s col
leagues Is authority for the statement that
this Jack-of-aJI-trades assumes to know
everything there Is to know, and It is Im
possible to surprise him with a bit of In
formation or a scrap of news, says the
Washington correspondent of Leslie's
Weekly. If he should be told in the midst
of a speech that the capitol was on fire
he would look about nonchalantly and say,
yes. he knew; he had expected a fire
about the*. "He makes mo think,” says
his accuser, "of an old lady In our town,
who, for want of a better name, I will call
Aunt Eliza. Now, Aunt Eliza has had
few opportunities In her life, and Is ex
tremely ignorant, but she has always kept
up a pretense of superior wisdom, and no
one ever betrayed her into an experaslon
of astonishment. Sho Invariably knows
what you tell her better than you know it
yourself. Once upon a time Aunt Eliza
appeared late at a church festival.
“ ’Oh, Aunt E’lza!' called out one of the
girls, ’wo’re going to have charades. Isn’t
“ 'Yes, ye*, child,’ responded Aunt Eliza
'I smelled ’em as I come in.’ ’*
Cneanr Wasn’t There,
The man on the street car was talking
to a friend about his trip through C recce
and the tombs of the ancients he had met
with, says the Washington Post, and af
ter a while the old man opposite, who
had been listening closely, leaned forward
"Sir. do I understand that you were in
"Yes, sir," was the reply.
"And you saw tombs?”
"Plenty of them.” <
"Did you happen across the tomb of
"No, sir. Julius Caesar was not a
Greek, you know."
"That's so—that’s so. Now that you
mention It, I remember that he wasn't.
You see, I had kind of got Julius Caeear
and Christopher Columbus and George
Washington mixed up. and I’m glad you
set me straight. Thankee, sir. Do as
much for you some time. Go on ~*‘b
ITEMS OF INTEREST.
—Shakespeare has been Introduced as a
character in a play by the Hungarian
dramatist. At pad Zigamy. The play
takes Its name from the great English
dramatist. It was produced recently at
the National Theater In Buda-Pesth, and
was pronounced "sheer nonsense" by the
Vienna correspondent cf the London
—An Improvement on the well-known
Spanish Mauser rifle has recently been
devised by Capt. Cel of the Third Regi
ment of Italian Sharpshoo;ers, which en
ables the speed of fir a of the gun to be
Increased to 17 shots In one second and
300 shots In one minute. This Invention
has been tested at Brescia In the presence
of military officials, and Is reported to
have given satisfaction.
—The government of Greece is now more
liberal with minirtg concessions, and as a
result mines are being worked in the
provinces of Attica, Thessaly, Milo and
Boeotia. For fuel there Is lignite, which
ie obtained from Attica and Carysto,
while coal is mined in Corinth and
Phthiotis. At the Piraeus there are nine
large foundries and Iron works which
manufacture stationary engines, locomo
tives and steamships.
—lt has been planned to establish a ser
vice of traction engines and wagons
across the desert of China to compete
with the carrying business now done by’
means of camels, and it Is stated that
wiihln a year there will be fifty
and 3,000 wagons engaged in this work.
Traction engines have recently been in
troduced Into Siberia, and two of the
largest machines of the kind ever con
structed have been recently forwarded to
the mining districts of that country from
the United States.
—The use of the oil engine Is Increasing
in Palestne, and partcularly for Irrigat
ing and pumpirg have these machines
been found economical and effective, as
a six horse power oil engine will raise
double the quanti y of water in the same
rime that a horse or mule would consume,
while the cost of oil is about equal to that
cf maintaining the mules. The owners of
orange-gardens and the deep wells are
the chief ustrs of these engages, and there
is thought to be a considerable market
for such machinery In Palestine.
—An English company is reported to
have secured a concession for an import
ant water-power scheme on the Dnieper
river, near Kherson, where the river
takes a southwesterly direction, in order
to empty into the Black Sea. There is
here a series of rapids, and it Is the plan
of the company to erect locks, In order
to make the waterway navigable, and
then use the power In the production of
electricity. The concession is desired for
eighty years, but the government Is to
have the option of purchasing the under
taking at the end of thirty years.
— i ln discussing Russian red tape a Lon
don paper says that a gentleman in Mos
cow ordered a particular kind of horse
from one of the government breeding <©-
fablishments. After a delay of three
weeks he received an official communica
tion, spread over much paper, to the effect
that as he had omitted to forward a
stamp for a reply there could be no un
swer to his request. The document was
signed by several officials. The gentleman
apologized and sent the stamp at once.
In the course of the next week he re.-elv
ed another communication from the breed
ing establishment to say that a horse such
as he required could not be supplied.
—A new radio-active substance has re
cently been found by M. A. Deblerne, to
which he has given the name of actinium.
The new substance is obtained by treat
ing pitch-blende with the reagents used
for the extraction of titanium and thor
ium. and it is said to produce the same
phenomena of fluorescence, photographic
action, and ionization, as radium and
polonium. Actinium has the general char
acteristics of thorium, but does not fol
low that meral through all Its reactions.
If a barium or bismuth salt is added to
a solution of thfe new substance, the salt
may be e lminated by means cf ammonia
or sulphuretted hvdrcg n without destroy
ing the radio-activity. All the ZLtperlments
of magnetic deflection tnay be repeated
with actinium, and it also produces, to a
slight extent, the permanent, induced ra
dio-activity described by Curie. It Is
known that the salts of thorium are fee
bly radio-active, and it Is suggested by
the author of this investigation that their
radio-activity may be due to traces of ac
tinium, and that the latter Is the active
principle of thorium radial lons.
—About 460 Sac and Foy Indians are as
sembled on their reservation in Oklahoma
dancing the religious otterskln dance.
This is a ceremony observed by these
Indians every ten years. It Is a queer
doctrine. The adherents trust all In the
white otter. As they cannot get the ani
mal alive in this countny, they take his
skin. This Is placed on a high p>ole in
the center of the excited Indians, and
they go around it for hours at a time
never removing their gaze. Then, wheii
they ore so tired they can go no further,
the medicine man tosses them the otter
skin, and they bury their face In it.
While thus situated they claim' to see ail
their dead relations and get a glimpse of
the happy hunting ground. The dance
lasts a week. During tho first two days
of the present dance only forty-six In
dians had received the otter skin They
are not given it until the great spirit so
directs the medicine man, and hence
there is weeping and walling at Ihe dance.
Those who have prayed for the otter
skin and not yet received It think-they
are lost. They take this as an evil omen
and think the great spirit ts angry with
them. There are two white girls taking
part in the otter dance this year, havln~
recently married Indians and become con
verted to the faith.
—Petroleum has recently been discover and
on the Nile, and a syndicate of American,
English and Egyptian capitalists has be ri
formed as a result of the success of th“
recent borings. The discovery of oil Is
admitted, but the extent and location of
the wells have not as yet been announ ed
—Silica is now being extensively used In
many physical investigations, and since
its manipulation in the oxy-hydrogen
blow-pipe has been understood. Its value
is the more appreciated. That quartz
reuld be drawn out Into fibres was first
noticed by M. Gaudtn in 1839. but the
fact was not made use of until 1887. when
T’rof. C. V. Hoys rediscovered the pro
cess of making quartz threads and ap
plied them to a number of uses. Since
that time quartz tubes have been made
and also bulbs suitable for, thermometers'
The silica used for this’work Is rock
crystal, which when perfectly clean and
freed from outer Impurities, is heated in
a vessel containing boiling water, and
then suddenly immersed, in cold water
This cracks the crystal and makes pos-i
sible Its division Into small masses, which
must be carefully examined to make sure
(hat there is no foreign matter present
The selected pieces are then heated in a
platinum dish to a yellow heat and are
quickly thrown into deep cylinder* con
taining distilled water. This process Is
repeated end the quartz Is found to have
a semi-opaque appearance, similar to
white enamel. It can now be used in
the blow-pipe flume, and the manipula
tion Is somewhat similar to that of glass
It' Is possible to construct Gelssler tubes
small distilling tubes, and thermometers
of silica, hut as yet a way has not been
found of soldering electrodes Into the
tubes. Emerald, also gives threads, and
they are said to be even more tenacious
than those of stlica.
‘‘ARMtHI 5 *
Is ideal for summer wear because
of its extremely light weight and
construction which provides a ready
means of escape for perspiration
and the vapors arising from the
heated body, These properties
make “Aertex” Cellular Under,
wear the most comfortable and
Illustrated catalogue with prices u rrli,s
on application. “
“ AERTEX ” CELLULAR UNDER.
WEAR, wears ranch better than any
other line now on the market, nnij
the price* are vvltliiu reach of al.
For sale by
B. H. LEVY & BRO.
GREEN PARK HOTEL
Summit of Blue Ridge, 4,340 feet. Seen
ery and climate unsurpassed, so say globs
trotters. Hotel first-class in every respect
Only house on mountain with plastered
walls; excellent livery; 45 miles turnpike
roads on top of ridge; large ball room
band and other amusements. Postoffice
and telegraph In hotel. Opens July l.
Write for leaflet and rates to
Green Park Hotel Cos., Green Park, N. C.
Finest Lseatlon In
Near Mineral Spring! and Baths,
OPEN JUNE TO NOVEMBER. ROOM3
EN SUITE. WITH BATHS.
GEO. A. EARN HAM, Prop.
IN THE GREAT NORTH WOODS.
HOTEL DEL MONTE,
SARANAC LAKE, N. Y.
OPENS JUNE 25. under entirely new manage
ment: newly furnished and renovated through
out; table and service first-class; near lake
and Hotel Ampersand; golf, tennis, billiards,
boating, fishing, driving and bicycling; livery.
For booklet address J. HENRY OTIS, Sara
nac Lake. N. Y.
White Sulphur Springs Hotel,
YVAYNESVILLE, N. C.
50 acres beautifully shaded lawn, wonder
ful mountain views, cool nights, freestone
iron and noted sulphur springs. Fine or
chestra dally. House remodeled and newly
furnished this season.
COL F. A, LINCOLN, Proprietor.
HOTEL AND BATHS,
LITHIA SPRINGS, CA.
This well-known and popular resr-rt is now
open. All modern equipment. Cadstne and
service unexcelled. Write for illustrated
pamphlet. JAS. E. HICKEY, Propr.
Also Kimball House, Atlanta, lia.
New Hotel Bellevue
European Flan, Central Location,
Deacon St., Boston*
HARVEY & WOOD, Proprietors.
BROADWAY & 38TH STS., NEW YORK.
ABSOLUTELY FIRE PROOF.
COOLEST HOTEL IN NEW YORK CITY
Located in the liveliest and most Inter
esting part of the city; twenty principal
places of amusement within five minute/
walk of the hotel.
CHARLES A. ATKINS & CO.
Summer Resort—Ocean Hotel. Asbury
Park, N. J. GEO. L. ATKINS & SONS.
Greenbrier White Sulphur Springs,
Open June 15, to Sept. 15. The great cen
tral point of reunion for the best society
of the North, South, East and West. *40,000
worth of Improvements for this season.
New nine-hole golf course. Write for Il
lustrated booklet. HARRINGTON MILLS,
The nicest hotel in the best town In the
South. Fine Mineral Springs. Large ball
room. Cultivated society. An Ideal spot
for the summer visitor, near the great
Hillman electric shafts. Special rates for
W. G. THIGPEN, Proprietor.
44th St., Near Broadway, New York.
ABSOLUTELY I'lllE-l’lt OOF. Mod
ern and luxurious in all Its appoint
ment*. Centrally located. Cool and
comfortable in sninmer.
AMERICAN AND EUROPEAN PLAN.
(Under New Management).
J. P. HAMBLEN’S SONS. Proprietors.
Avon Inn and Cottages ,
AVON, N. J.
Most select resort on New Jersey coast.
Bend for particulars.
JOHN C BUTLER,
Paints, Oils and Glass, sash, Doors, Blinds,
and BuLdert*’ Supplies, Plain and Decora
tive Wall Paper, Foreign and Domestic
Cements, Lime, Plaster and Hair. Sole
Agent for Abestlne Cold Water Paint.
20 Congress etreet, weat, and IB St. Julian
Drugs and seeds.
TRUSSES A SPECIALTY.
Mall orders receive prompt attention.
Liberty and Price streets.
Cash orders receive discount.
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