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sional act of seeking notoriety.
The combatants were separated
before any damage was done.
The farmers, merchants and
bankers of Troup county will hold
a meeting at Lagrange on the first
Tuesday in October for the pur
pose of organizing and taking steps
Jp increase the price .of..nottgl)
the direction indicated by Hon.
Pope Brown in a recent inter
Rev. A. J. Moncrief, the young
divine fiom Fort Valley, who was
called to the pastorate of the First
Baptist Church at Lagrange some
weeks ago, has accepted the call
and will take up the work there
Macon is threatened with an egg
famine. It is said the long dry
spell around that section’ caused
the hens to quit laying.
Aguinaldo literally means Chris
In Connecticut clockmakers give
employment to 8,000 persons.
The population of India in
creases at the rate of 8,000,000 an
The finest emeralds known are
said to be those belonging to the
In the vicinity of Norfolk, Va.,
about 1,500 acres are devoted to
the culture of radish.
It is estimated that two-thirds
of the male population of the
world use tobacco.
One hundred and nine thousand
locomotives are at present running
in various countries.
A sensible husband said to his
wife: “Susie, don’t spend a cent
with merchants who don’t adver
tise. ” The wife, who was a busi
ness woman, replied: “You old
goose, I learned better long ago
than to go where I was not invited.
You would be an old bachelor now
if you had not invited me to be
your wife. Catch me going to a
store without an invitation; I
a« After I wti Induced to try CAiCA*
BETt« I will nertr be without them In the house.
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ached and I had stomach trouble. Now. since tak
ing Caacareu. I feel lino My wife has also used
them with beneflcial results for sour stomach,
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Wild Cat—J. E. Pratt, W. D.
Watson, J. A. Boss, G. T, Pratt,
L. A. Watson, W. B. Smith and
Miss Anna Camp.
New Hope—C, W. Griswell, S.
T. Brown, C. A. Mahaffey, Miss
Florence Smith and Miss Minnie
Bay Creek —J. S. Coon, J. M.
Phillips, J. M. Stoveus, Mrs. J
M. Stevens, T. J. Bennett and
E. H. Brand.
Gum Creek —C. L. J. Moon, J.
W. Brooks, J. W. Leach. A. W.
Brooks, Miss Leavy Moon and
Miss Ada Brooks.
Lesson by the vice-president, 20
Called for the election of of
ficers. Moved and seconded that
they be elected by acclamation.
G. W. Cowsert, president; W. J.
Tribble, vice-president: J. D.
Pruett, secretary; L. T. Bailey,
A few words of kindness by the
president, and the convention ad
journed until 9:00 a. in. tomorrow.
SUNDAY MORNING, 9 O’CLOCK.
Called to order by the vice
Prayer by G. W. Jacobs.
First lesson by the vice-presi
dent. Lesson by the president,
20 minutes. R. A. Tribble, 15
Recess 15 Minutes.
Called to order after recess.
Lesson by W. F. Robertson, 80
minutes. The president 20 min
Intermission 1£ Hours for Dinner.
Called to order by the president.
Lesson by the president.
R. A. Tribble, 20 minutes.
Bay Creek class called for the
next convention. It will meet
with that class, at Bay Creek
church, the second Sunday and
Saturday before in August, 1900.
Union singing at the Methodist
church at Loganville the second
Sunday in May, 1900. Also, at
New Hope church the second Sun
day in June, 1900.
Recess 15 Minutes.
Lesson by A. C. Rawlins, 15
Lesson by the president 10 min
Last lesson by the vice presi
dent, 30 minutes.
Resolution of thanks —Resolved,
That the thanks of this conven
tion be and are hereby extended
Ito the Haynes Creek class and
| community for their kindness and
hospitality. And also be it re
solved, that we extend Our thanks
to Miss Ara Kilgore for the use of
! her organ. G. W. Cowsert, presi
dent; J. D. Pruett, secretary.
Dismissed by the vice-president.
G. W. Cowsekt, I’res’t.
J. D. Pruett, Sec’y.
Suffrage in the Island of Ne
groes, in the Philippines, is to be
conferred on male inhabitants 21
years old, able to read English,
Spanish or Visayan, or owners of
SSOO in reality, or renters of SI,OOO
in realty, with residence in all
cases of one year in the district.
From the Wiregrass.
Wilcox, Ga., Aug. 29. —After
i several mouths’ silence, I attempt
!o give a few briefs of the South
Georgia lumber business.
Having been in touch with the
•usitiess of the Southern Pine Co’s,
t ram road for some time, I want
to give the readers of The News-
Herald a word about its work.
Spendii g a few nights with one of
my patrons, I asked him how much
oats it took to f-ed his mules one
day. Ho said, “Fifty bushels and
fifteen hundred pounds of hay.”
This man lives in a car box on the
tram road of the Southern Pine
Co., aid keeps seventy-five head
of mules for the Company. These
mules are used to draw logs to this
road, which carries in daily to
Hazelhurst about,2so logs, which
are whole trees, from 80 to 75 feet
long. The mill cuts the logs as
fast as the train brings them in,
and cuts 50,000 feet of bill stuff,
10.000 laths, 9,000 shingles and
8,000 each of barrel heads and
stavep. There is a planing mill in
connection, and all the machinery
is run by one engine. The work
men soldom lay their hands to a
stick of limber. Some of the lum
ber sawed is 75 feet long, and is
carried from the saw and placed
almost entirely by chains, each
saw and machine feeding the next
in this way.
The Hazelhurst mill is now
working about two hundred meu,
one hundred at the mill and one
hundred in the woods along their
railroad, wV eh now extends twen
ty-two miles into the country. \ h
Company has five such mills at
I must say that from the middle
of JunTs to the middle of August
Coffee county had no running
streams, except the Satilla River,
and it dried up in the northern
part of its course. The dr}' weath
er has badly injured the crops.
We are now having rain, and it is
thought the potatoes and ribbon
cane will be redeemed.
Fodder pulling began here in the
middle of July, and was about fin
ished by the middle of August,
Cotton picking Is now tli« ouljf
work on the farm, unless a man
has stubble to turn, or clearing
for a new crop.
If anyone wishes for a more
minute detail of any particular
industry in this section, I shall be
pleased to give it at some future
time, provided such a one will ad
dress me personally.
J. A. Mewborn.
A Little Beggar Girl Charms the Hero of
Naples, August 31. —A slender,
graceful girl of 11 years today
pleased Admiral Dewey by singing
and dancing for him. She is one
of the family of street musicians.
The family came alongside the
Olympia in a small boat when Mr.
Iddings, first secretary of the U. S.
Embassy to Italy, and some other
American diplomats were visiting
When the pretty child came to
the gangway the officer on deck
went to Dewey.
“There is a strict order, sir,
against permitting any musicians
to come aboard,” he said. “Do
you wish to make any exceptions ?”
“These orders, these orders,” ex
claimed Dewey,laughingly. “Yes,
let them come on board.”
The child’s blind father played
the fiddle, her brothers and cous
ins performed on other musical in
struments. Her grace, beauty and
poverty at once appealed to the
Admiral, as the needy and the
striving always do.
“Isn’t she pretty: isn’t she a
quaint little thing ?” he exclaimed,
as she came dancing toward him.
She courtsied, seized the Admi
ral’s hand and tried to kiss it. He
plucked his hand away, saying':
“No, no, no, my child.” He add
ed smilingly, “Why will these peo
ple eat garlic; custom of the coun
try, eh ?”
The girl danced and sang, the
party emptied their pockets of
small silver to her. When she
went away she had around her
waist a band of ribbon one of the
officers gave to her which bore in
gilt letters, “U. S. S.Olympia. ”
Cuba and Porto Rico used to
buy annually $5,000,000 worth of
shoes of Spanish manufacture,and
a clumsy article they were. A
much better grade of American
shoe is selling iu Che island now
for fifty per cent. less.
A San Francisco millionaire has
the crodit of paying the largest
surgeon’s fee on record for a suc
cessful operation for appendecitis.
Thirty thousand dollars was this
tidy sum, representing one man’s
gratitude to his physician.
LAWRENCEVILLE, GEORGIA, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 1899.
ABOUT MAN-EATIN3 LIOJTS.
Trick? cf the Savage Beaate in Their Na
When lions become man-eaters
these inert aud treacherous brutes
take no unnecessary trouble to
catch meu. and while human be
ings are plentiful, none of them
undertake perilous enterprises or
proceed on any hazardous expedi
tions. They know what to do and
where to go, that prey may be pro
cured with the least amount of
risk or exertion. Such a lion is
well aware of who tends this corn
field or that rnealie patch . He
has informed hunself of how many
men accompany the village herds,
where any outlying camps are sit
uated, aud how they are guarded.
There is no route by which travel
ers proceed or traffic is carried on
that such animals have not stud
ied, with reference to the facilities
for attack they afford and their
own bodily powers. If otherwise
good strategic positions present
natural difficulties the lion not
only considers how these can be
overcome, but perhaps practices
his part beforehand. At all
events, he has been watched while
engaged in exercises that can only
be explained in this way.
So puny a creature as a man is
when unprovided with effective
implements for offense stands lit
tle chance against such a foe—an
assailant having forty times his
strength, backed by marvelous ac
tivity and ail intense passion for
carnage. Under these circum
stances savages can only shut
themselves up or assault their en
emy in large masses. On the oth
er band, those precautions taken
'by a murderous lion might not
seem to compoit with that bold
and often reckless temper attrib
uted to this species. But such a
discrepancy has no real existence;
it only appears when a judgment
is mado without taking all the
facts into consideration. This an
imal’s intelligence is developed in
man-eaters to its highest point,
together with an organic stealthi
ness of nature and proclivity to
ward unexpected attacks and strat
agems fully accounts tor every
thing a lion does in the way of
guarding against failures.
In Kansas, since 1859, every
year endiug with the figure 9 has
been a great corn year, while every
year ending with a cipher has
shown a failure of the corn crop.
An exchange says: A hot poker
game was played in a Denver sa
loon one night between a China
man, a cowboy and oue of the
leading doctors. The Chinaman
held four aces, the cowboy held a
gun and the doctor held an in
quest on the Chinaman.
The Frankfurter Zeitung has
brought together a number of
facts showing that there is at
present in Austria a remarkable
growth of clerical influence and
multiplication of monasteries. At
the principal hospital in Vienna
forty nurses were discharged the
other day, and replaced by nuns.
The Thomasville Times says:
Nellie Martin, who was convicted
on Wednesday of stealing 15c, was
sentenced to the penitentiary for
three years. But Capt. Oberliu
M. Carter, U. S. A., who stole sl,-
600,000 nearly five years ago and
was convicted unanimously by a
court of 14 brother officers, is still
at liberty, enjoying the luxuries of
life in a fasiotiable New York club
and is drawing full pay from the
The Atlanta Journal sees good
times ahead for the Univerity of
Georgia. It says: There is a
good reason to believe that the
University of Georgia is about to
enter upon a now era. Its pros
pects seem to be better than they
have been at any time for many
years. The election of Waiter B .
Hill as chancellor has not only giv
en universal satisfaction,but seems
to have consolidated the friends of
the University in an enthusiastic
movement to enlarge its popiflari
ty and advance its interests.
W. H. Council, the well-known I
negro educator, says: “Colored
men of the north make a great
mistake in abusing the south. Let
the south alone and look to your
own neglected opportunities and
correct your own wrongs. You
are driven from nearly every de
cent wage earning position, whip
ped from the hacks and drays,
shop doors shut iu yours faces,
labor unions united against you
and the friendship and sympathy
of your hitherto white friends
slipping away from you. We of
the south thank you for strong
sympathy, but, my friends, do not
forget your-elves. ”
The Kentucky Campaign-
The campaign iu Kentucky is
surprising nobody. A very lively
campaign full Of personalities was
expected, and expectations are be
ing realized. Mr. Goebel, the dem
ocratic candidate for governor, is
striking from the shoulder, and ho
i 9 hitting some tolling blow-s
He knows the records of most of
the public men of the state. He
seems to be particularly well post
ed in respect to the lives, both
public and private, of the leaders
of the bolting democrats, and he
is tolling the people what he knows.
If he continues the kind of cam
paigning in which he is now en
gaged, he will have trouble of a
very serious kind on his hands be
fore the campaign is over, unless
the character of Kentuckians has
undergone a very great change
within the last few years.
Some of the leaders of the bolt
ers are presented in a light that
makes them appear to be anything
but good citizens. They had prob
ably forgotten they were so vulner
able when they .began their at
tacks upon Mr. Goeble.
The main fight that Mr. Goebel
is making, however, is against the
Louisville aud Nashville Railway.
It seems to be understood that he
and that corporation are sworn
enemies. He is known as a law
yer who takes damage cases against
railroads, and he has won gome big
verdicts against the Louisville and
Nashville in cases of that charac
ter. Besides, he ig the author of
several laws which, in the opinion
of railroad people, bear very hard
against railroads. Mr. Goebel has
been againgt the railroads for
years, aud now the railroads are
against him. This fact, however,
will not hurt him with the voters.
It will help him.
The democratic factions appear
to have forgotten that there is a
republican ticket. They are too
busy paying attention to each oth
er to take much interest in what
the republicans are doing. If they
are not watchful while they are
quarreling, the republicans will
elect their ticket. Even when
fhenT'is harmony in their ranks
the democrats have not a very
great advantage. The republicans
therefore have a fair chance to
carry that state. —Savannah News.'
Marietta Journal: Twenty-two
new cotton factories have been
chartered in North Carolina this
year. All of this makes for the
direct benefit of the southern far
The Athens Banner says: Clark
county juil contains more prison
ers just now than ever before at
one time. Seventeen men are in
jail, the largest number since the
jail was built.
Houston Home Journal: The
Houston hay crop will be unusual
ly short this year. Doubtless this
will cause an increase in the area
devoted to oats and other small
grain for winter pasturage.
Covington Star: Good beef
cattle always command good prices
and ready cash in this market, or
anywhere else. And they are
much more profitable than 5 cts.
cotton. Auythiug good to eat wijl,
as a rule, always find a ready pur
Marietta Journal: Cedartown
is on the road to prosperity. Cot
ton factories are being built, and
now the Cherokee iron furnace
has been sold to a wealthy compa
ny and will soon be turning out
200 tons of pig iron per day. The
mineral lauds between Cedartown
and Cavo Springs have been bought
up and it is anticipated that a
railroad will be built.
Lake Park Democrat: The far
mers of the west are quite pros
perous because wheat and corn
has for a few years brought fairly
good prices. If cotton could be
taken out of the hands of so many
middle men, and also, if a less
acreage were pjanted, perhaps the
prices would also get better. At
the preseut condition of the mar
ket the only remedy for the far
mer is more diversified tanning.
Washington Gazette: Race
troubles that sometimes disturb
other sections of the south would
be altogether unknown if the wis
dom were shown which marks the
characteristics of the two races in
Wilkes county in their relations
to each other. The superiority of
the while race here is fully recog
nized and our white people show
their superiority iu dealing justly
and kindly with the negro
Buffalo’s new Union Railroad
Station, to cost $6,000,000, * 8 to
have a waiting room 80x285 feet,
said to be the largest iu the world.
A Dark Pago in Our History.
The Richmond Times resurrects
a copy of its issue of June 8, 1865,
and reprints therefrom the follow
ing which originally appeared in
the Philadelphia Inquirer:
“That Jeff Davis was in irons
was well known about Fortress
Monroe the day before the first,
telegram of the affair appeared in
the luquirer, The next day it
was the universal topic of conver
sation here and at Norfolk. Of
ficers of the fort made no secret
of it. The government intended
uo secrecy iu the matter. Gen.
Miles had been furnished with
discretionary orders, to-wit: To
put Jeff Davis in irons if ho deetn
ed such a course necessary.
‘The course was deemed neces
sary. Davis was put in irons, and
the Inquirer simply anuonnced a
piece of news before any other
paper, which it has often done
before, hence all the outcry. For
the information of all concerned,
we wish to iterate that .ikkkrrson
DAVIS IS IN IRONS, THAT THK IRONS
ARK GYVKB, AND THAT HE RESISTED
THEIR PUTTING ON.
“It is certain, notwithstanding
the Herald’s indignation over
what it was pleased to call ‘a
Philadelphia story,’ that the pris
oner was heavily manacled one
day last week, and so remained un
til yesterday afteruoou. During
the day he was ironed Davis stead
fastly refused food, eating each
day nothing but a bit of bread,
and yesterday Dr. Cravens said
plainly to the authorities that un
less he was relieved from the shack
les the prisoner would not live two
days. In consequence of this rep
resentation the irons were re
moved late yesterday afternoon,
and then Dr. Cravens is reported
to have further expressed the opin
ion that unless Davis was allowed
more fresh air than he could get
by constant confinement in his
cell he would not live ter. days.”
Much has been said within and
without the United States about
the magnanimity of the conquer
ors at the close of the civil war,
and not without reason in some
particulars, it must bo confessed.
But. in the treatment of the ex
president of the fa'len Confedera
cy the very opposite of magnani
mity wsb displayed. The above
account instantly suggests the cru
el treatment of Dreyfus on Devil’s
Island, and yet those very news
papers that viewed witn satisrac
tion the slumeful spectacle of an
august if fallen foe in irons and
his life threatened as a result of
the indignity have for months
been pouring out vials of wrath
upon the brutal treatment of a
French officer accused of betray
ing military secrtts to the enemies
of his country. No true American
of today can fail to look back up
on this Fortress Monroe episode
with regret and shame. —Macon
Two persons die every secoud.
Sound moves 748 miles per hour.
A rifle ball moves 1,000 miles
English colleries employ 885,000
Germany has about 25,000 phy
sicians and surgeons.
There are 9,000 cells in a square
foot of honey comb.
British India now has 140 col
leges and 17,000 students.
The Transvaal has seventy-four
gold mining companies.
The Spanish are among the most
charitable people on earth.
Women among the ancient Greeks
seldom appeared iu public,
A man in Belmont county,Ohio,
has a dog addicted to tobacco and
The largest brass and copper
mill in the world is at Waterbury,
Great Britain buys more than
20,000 horses in the United States
It is proposed to build a canal
to connect the Wisconsin lakes.
The price of medicine iu Prus
sia is regulated by the state, a new
price-list being published every
Iu Berlin the pawnshop is a roy
al aiid philanthropic institution.
Any profit that is made is spent
About 10,000,000 feet of birch
wood will be sent this year from
Maine to England and Scotland
1 for spools.
The aucient Incas kepi their
records and accounts by means of
many-colored yarns called quipus.
A new woman’s club is to be
started in London, to which no
one under six feet in height will be
A writer iu an English magazine
declared that the real average En
glishman is a workingman earning
The Cotton Situation.
No question more seriously af
fects the south at this season of
the year than the condition of the
cotton crop and the probable
course of pric, s for the staplo.
Not very long ago Mr. H. M.
Neill of New Orleans, who is the
representative of English cotton
buyers, made the prediction that
the crop now coming into market
would be a record breaker, and
pricee at once took a tumble. It
is true that Mr. Neill on eeveral
occasions has closely approxima
ted the crop in his estimates, but
it is equally true that he has on
other occasions missed it by hun
'dreds of thousands of bales. So
it may fairly be said that as an
estimator of the cotton crop Mr.
Neill is not infallible.
Opposed to him this year is
nearly every other authority, in
cluding the United States agri
cultural department. Taking a
consensus of opinion of all the
authorities, except Mr. Neill, it
appears that there has been a de
crease in cotton acreage of from 5
to 10 per cent., and that the crop
will be short of normal by not
less than 20 per cent., perhaps
The Telegraph ricently printed
advices from all over the cotton
belt, and with hardly an exception
they reported the crop in bad con
dition in some instances showing
that not half an average yield per
acre could be expected, and the
most, significant feature of these
advices was that the heaviest loss
es were reported from the great
cotton producing districts of Tex-
In the face of all this it is dif
ficult to seo on what facts Mr.
Neill bases his prediction for a
phenomenal yield this year.
Another thing which is of inter
est in this connection is the fact
that the consumption demand for
cotton is abnormally great, and
that the product of the mills is
being readily sold at prices much
out of proportion to the cost of
the raw staple.' The statement
has been made, that the present
range of prlcSh tor manuractufed
cotton warrant the payment of 8
cents a pound for the raw cotton.
It is not within the province of
the Telegraph to advise its cotton
growing readers what to do with
their crops. Its duty is performed
when it lays before them the facts
of tho situation as nearly as they
can be ascertained. Whether it
is the best policy to sell or hold
must be decided by the meu who
own the cotton.—Macon Tele
Bather a Good Bake-Off.
Mr. P. J. Moran, in an article in
the Atlanta Constitution, says:
“As an illustration of the manner
in which the farmers of the coun
try have lost heretofore, it is only
necessary to repeat a statement re
cently made by Mr. Hester, ofNew
Orleans, that out of an annual cot
ton receipt of 1,800,000 bales in
that city over 87,000 bales were
made up out of samples which had
been ruthlessly plucked from the
bales by the men who handled
them, which should have gone in
to the parishes of Louisiana.” Not
the least merit of the American
Cotton Company’s Roundlap bale
is that besides its other economies
it prevents this unjust tribute
from being levied on the farmer
Anstria is the country most len
ient to murderers. In ten years
over 800 men were found guilty of
murder, of whom only 28 were put
Electricity has been applied to
the manufacture of glass. A pot
of glass can be melted in 15 min
utes that by the old process would
require 80 hours.
It is now estimated that the loss
occasioned by the recent floods iu
Texas amounts to $18,000,000, one
third of which sum represents the
It is reported from Washington
that the United States Navy De
partment has under consideration
the housing of sailors while on
shore similar to the system of
German locomotive factories
number 18, and have a capacity
of 1,400 locomotives per year, part
of which output is exported. It is
said that do A merican locomotives
have yet been introduced iuto Ger
1 June bugs were thick iu parts of
1 Germany this year. At Brody
schocl children lately gathered
i tweuty-five and a-half hundred
weight from a sixteen-acre field.
Some one has figured out it,
means 1,270,000 June bugs.
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VOL. VI—NO 46
It is reported that the capacity
of the VVestinghouse air-brake
plant iu St. Petersburg, Russia, is
to be doubled.
Queen Victoria pays over $1 a
pound for her tea. which is bought
at a small shop in the West End
The total number of women over
eighteen years old employed in the
factories and workshops of tho
British Islands is about 50,000.
It is said that the productive ca
pacity of labor-saving machinery
at the present time is equal to a
hand working population of four
In view of recent railway acci
dents the French minister of pub
lic works has decreed that all trains
must carry requisites for prompt
surgical aid to the injured.
The enrollment of second term
of the summer school of the Mis
souri State University has reached
259, an increase of 140 over the
attendance of last year.
The construction of a cigar box
may seem to be a very simple mat
ter to the novice, but tho box pass
es through 19 different processes
before it is ready to receive the ci
Electricity has supplanted steam
on the railroad from Milan to
Monza the oldest railroad in Italy.
The bricklayers of Vancourver
have struck against the employ
ment of Chinese as mason tenders,
A statement in a Western rural
newspaper says that an editor was
shot through two lungs and a glass
A large dog and a horse had a
fierce battle at Hackensack, N. J.
a few days ago, in which the latter
came off victorious, the dog being
Theatrical posters must have the
approval of a committee of the
city council in Hartford.
Philadelphia is tho first city to
propose that cutters and bobsleds
should bo provided vit.h Umm.
It was stated in a London police
court recently that eight or nine
shillings a Say can be made by ,
An examination made lußoches
ter of the eyes of 1,005 school chil
dren showed that 252 had defec
France has kept 200,000 tons of
coal stored at Toulon since 1898
to be ready iu case war should
The old-fashioned game of back
gammon is now all the vogue at
the swell clubs of Philadelphia and
The wool on the back of a sheep
is a shepherd’s barometer. The
curlier the wool the finer will be
The constant labor of four per
sons for an entire year is required
to produce a Cashmere shawl of
the best quality.
Among birds the swan lives to
be the oldest, iu extreme cases
reaching three hundred years; tho
falcon has been known to live over
Experiments seem to show that
a large ocean steamer going at ten
knots an hour will move more than
two miles after its engines have
been stopped and reversed.
A man-eating shark, fourteen
feet long, weighing 1,700 pounds,
was captured, together with her
brood, in the Fairhaveu Canning
Company’s tish trap at Cherry
Valuable discoveries of amber
have been made in British Colum
bia, which, it is claimed, will bo
able to supply the pipe-makers of
the world with amber for one hun
It is proposed in Fairhaven and
New Whatcom to pass an ordi
nance taxing bicycles. The pro
ceeds from the tax will be used in
building a boulevard between the
It is proposed to import several
thousand Chinese direct from Chi
na to work on the coffee planta
tions of Southern Mexico. The
crops are suffering, owing to a lack
of native labor.
Fielding T. Lee, of Chicago, is
the owner of a curious old clock, ]
f about eight feet high, which was
f an heirloom in the family of the
1 late Dr. McGranahan, of Peoria,
i It t dars a record of having been
. repaired in 1775. Mr. Lee has re*
t, cently had it repaired, and it is in
good running order.