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Special Notices—Tax Returns. 1900, John
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Legal Notices—Application for Incor
poration. “Antiseptic Broom Company.’*
Cheroots—Old Virginia Cheroots.
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Hunter Baltimore Rye Whiskey; Old
Crow Rye Whiskey.
Stoves—Wickleas Blue Flame Oil Stoves
Salt—The Favorite Table Salt.
Railroad Schedule—Southern Railway.
Financial—F. A. Rogers & Cos.
Medical—Warner's Safe Cure ; S. S. S.;
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Cheap Colqmn Advertisements—Help
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The Wen flier.
Ths indications for Georgia to-day arc
fhowcr.x, with light to fresh easterly
wind.', and for Eastern Florida local rain*,
with fresh east to aoutheost winds.
Young Mr. Hay, our consul at Pretoria,
ms to Ik a wisp off the old Mack.
Th*; Neely extradition bill has been
passed and signed, but Neely Is still In
the United Plates.
James K. Keene, one of the shrewdest
men In Wall atre* t, is understood to have
bet $25,0C ) that Bryan will be elected. Ac
cording to the story, he received odds of
10 10 7.
The demand for i* miles and ntckles in
the circulation is said to be unprece
dented. Thi- is taken to indicate great
activity in business. During the calen
dar year 1899 the oinage of nickles reach
ed $1,301,451, while the pennies coined In
the same tim* amounted to $536,000.
The Dowager Empress of China seem*
to be something of a Nero In skirt*, or
possibly trousers, since she is Chinese.
Nero fiddled while Rome burned, and the
Dowager Empress amuses herself with
theatricals wl. > the Boxer* are knock
ing down the props which hold up the
throne of the Chinese Empire.
Gov Stephens *ay* he will call out the
Missouri militia to compel order in St.
Louis only as a last resort. It would be
interesting to know what he calls a last
resort. Alrr *Jv there has been <*>n
tlnued rioting and murder, w'hich the po
lice and the posse cocnitatus are power
lees to suppress. Can It be that the Gov
ernor is waiting for something still
Mrs. Jonus Brown Potter, the actress,
who wa> divorced from her husband a
few days ago, refuse* to confirm or deny
the report that she is to he married to
Trrl Kitchener. Mrs. Potter is too good
an advertiser not to appreciate how much
benefit the box office will derive from a
coupling of her name and Kitchener's Just
at this time, therefore she declines to set
the story ai rest one way or the other.
The Paris correspondent of the New
York World say* that about the only
scandalous thing he has been able to dis
cover in connection with Commissiioner
Peck s management of the American sec
tion of the Paris Exposition Is the fact
that politician* at home have forced on
Mr. P ck a number of favorites as clerks
*' S3O per week who were never able to
♦am more than sls per week in the United
fit at* >
Mb - Mary Kingsley, daughter of Charier
Klngrlev, the writer, hoi been a nurse
with the British troops In South AfrL
dnee the rfginning of the war until last
we*k. when she tiled of a fever contract
ed while In the discharge of her duties.
Shortly before her <)>aih she made the
request that she t>e hurled at sea.
Her fondness for the ocean amounted to
quite a passion, and she desired that her
final sleep should be within Us liosom.
When the faithful nurse died, therefore,
* torpedo tout took the body fiom
< ape Town seven miles to sta, where with
military honors and in the presence of
at my and navy officers, It was consigned
to the deep
Jl DCSE TIFT?* T\?*K.
It is evident from our dispatches from
Manila that the Taft Ccmmission has a
very difficult task to perform Relying
upon the statements made by Gen. Otis,
the commission evidently thought ’her
would be no grvat difficulty in providing
the Philippines with civil gov inrr.e: t It
finds obstacles :n is way tnist seem al
Gen Otis, in Roches'#r. New Ycrk is
giving out interviews to the effe i that
th'* war in the Philippines is over Gen
MacArthur. who is n a position to know
the actual situation, loes not think ihe
war is over by any means On the on
trary he arid some of his officers an- of
the orinicn that it will 'ak- %ea to
wholly crush the Insurrection unless
much more energe’i measures for put
ting an end to it ar adopted At pres
ent an Ameri an cannot venture far
away from the tears which ate garri
soned Even the cjuntr; in th*- vicinity
of Manila is practically in the hands of
insurgents—that is, it is not safe for
Americans to venture far from the city's
limits without a guard of soldiers.
The difficulty in establishing local gov
ernments for the towns and provinces
is in finding loyal natives to till the
offices. It is admitted that about all of
the natives are treacherous They make
promises ar.d Immediately break them.
And then it is about impossible to get
honest officials. It is said that even the*
Judges appointed by Gen Otis appropri
ate to their own us- about all cf the
money that com'B into their hands With
such material to work with it is easy
to see that the difficulties in the way of
establishing lecal governments are enor
mous, and that it is 1 y no means certain
that natives can, in a generation be so
trained as to make self-gc vernm* nt a
We have heard a good and al recently j
about the willingness cf th'- leading Fili
pino* to accept American ruF It s- ems
they are net willing to do anything of
the kind. They have told the Taft Com
mission that If permitted to manage th'lr
own affairs they would submit to an
American protectorate In other words,
for freeing them from the yoke- of E’paln
they are willing that we shall continue
to protect them against other nati ns In
terfering in their affairs. And what
wmuld we* get for the expense of protect
ing them? Absolutely ncthing.
It is becomirg apparent that if it is the.
pol’cy of this country to retain the Phil
ippine?! the only thing to be done is to
deal with the Filipinos with a much firm
er hand than we have yet. They will
have to be made to understand that it
is our purpose to be masters. Until that
is done things will drag along pretty
much as they are dragging along now.
And it will cost the lives of more of our
soldiers and the lives of more Flli.oinos
and vastly more money t > continue the
present conservative pol cy tl an to send
men enough to the Islands at cnc* to
bring the insurgents to terms and make,,
them respect our authority. The taking '
of the islands was a mistake Having
them, however, we should show ourselves
masters of the situation cr turn the
islands over to th< Filipinos and lot them
manage 'he r own affairs.
HOIIH lit ||,T HO ITS.
Commodore Starr of the Savannah Yacht
C lub has the right idea alout yacht rac
ing. There is nothing in suJh a rice as
that between the Maris end the Dragoon
to commend itself to our people. Both
boats were built at the North. The in
terest in the race therefore was largely
confined to the few who owned them and
sailed thenk If one had been built in
t harleston and the other in Savannah the
city in which the winning boat was built
would have shored in the glory of the vic
tory. Besides, boat builders in ouch city
would have l>een given employment and
encouraged to persevere in developing a
ship building Interest. There Is no doubt
that boats having fine models and possess
ing excellent qualities can l>e built in
either city. The proof of this Is seen In
the hundreds of small craft on our In
The oyster and terrapin schooners and
the small trading vessel.- that arc seen
on the rivers, sounds and estuaries of the
two states show what our boat builders
<an do. Let those cittizens of Charleston
and Savannah who wish to promote yacht
ing to cur beat builder's with th‘ lr id a-.
Lot us have one or more home-built boats
from eaJh city for our next regatta. Then
the contest will in reality be between
Charleston and Savannah, and the result
of U will contribute to the material de
velopment and benefit of both cities.
“THE WISEST UOI USE.”
Speaking of the platform to be adopter]
at Kansas City, Col. Lester was quoted
as saying in an interview published on
Sunday, that perhaps the “wisest course"
In dealing with the money question would
be to simply declare the adherence of the
Democratic party to bimetallism. If. as
Is genemlly believed to be the case, the
Democratic party must carry Nc w York
in order to elect their ticket, as little prom
inence as possible should lie given to sil
ver. There is no question but that New
York is against the free and unlimited
coinage of silver at the ratio of lt to 1, or
any other ratio. Ex-Senator Hill under
stands this very well, and that Is the rea
son no doubt that he had all reference to
silver kept out of the platform adopted
by the New York DemoJrats.
It Is a question whether there Is as
strong a sentiment throughout the country
now In favor of silver as there was in
189 t?. On this point Col. Lester is quoted
in his •interview as saying that the pro
duction of gold has Increased so greatly
that It ig evident that the supply of either
gold or sliver alone would be sufficient
for the transaction of the world’s busi
ness. The output of gold has been , nor
mous during the last few years The
average annual output of both g ‘id and
sliver for the quarter of a century, from
1873 to 1698, wa* about $271.n0 loom. The out
put of gold alone in 1898 wus $257,m00,000.
In 1899 it was $352,000,000 and It ir estimate!
that this year It will reach SIOO,O 0,000.
With such a remarkable increase in ihc
annual yield of gold it Is pot at nil re
markable that there should be a marked
!•* ••lino in the sentiment in favor sil
The papers continue o print sLub of
the trouble.- <.f census enumerators with
people Who object to the questions < k* <l.
It is safe to siiy, however, thm th ir:f !-
Itgent and lawful enumerators me not
having any trouble. The answers to
many of the questions are so obvious
that it Is not necessary to propound them
at all. Ordinarily the question of race
nutfwer* itsalf. nnd it would be foolish to
ask a b udlng ■ hlsen If he could rend and
write. 1. L ih Ignorant and the officious
' cenpu* men who get into trouble
THE MORNING NEWS: TUESDAY, JUNE 12. 1000.
I fIH-REA(HIIG (OHfIOVKRM.
It looks as if the Sumpson-Sehley con
troversy would play a part In the selec
tion of u Republican candidate for Vice
President. It i- known that many of the
leading Republicans think that Mr. Long,
the S re ar., of the Navy, would be the
strongest candela-e their party could
nominate for that office. Mr. Long lias
.said that Wiide he did not seek the nomi
nation. he would accept it if it were of
fered to him. %
It seems, however, that the opinion Is
held by other Republican leaders that the
nothfhtriion of Mr. Long would be the
\ve ikc.-t that could b* made on account of
lib connection with the Sampson-Schley
controversy. The Times-Herald of Chi
cago, for in.-; a nee, says;
“Hew cun the Republicans best help
the Demo.ruts to carry New York and
one other of the s ate* named?
“By nominating John D. Long for Vice
Presidin'’. That would inject the Samp
son-Schley issue into the controversy and
present Maryland to Bryan on a 16 to 1
silver salver. That it would also go far
to help hm to the thirty-six electoral
vote* of New York is the belief of all
th*se who remember the difference in
New York's greeting of Admirals Schley
and Sampson a* the Dewey reception lust
It is a fact that the people of both
Maryland and New Yorw have a very
sarong admiration for Admiral Schley. In
Maryland it is considered almbst a sin
to take s.des against him in the Sumpson-
Schley controversy. It will be recalled
tha: at the Dewey reception in New York
city the honor paid to Admiral Schley
was almost as great as that paid to Ad
miral Dewey. Secretary Long has taken
a very positive stand in favor of Admiral
Sampson. His nomination as Vice Pres
ident would, therefore, likely revive the
Sampson-Schley controversy and cost the
Republican party both of the forego
ing states. When the controversy was
at its high* it was not thought that it
would have any bearing upon the presi
dential contest. Asa rule, however,
such controversies have an influence that
reaches much further than the parties to
them have any idea of.
H 11.10 K INC. TOO SOON.
It is evident from the present attitude j
of the Boers that the English people re- i
joiced too soon. They thought that the
entrance of their army into Pretoria meant
the end of South African war. It is
leariy the intention of the Boers to do a
great deal more fighting. We do not be
lieve they are taking a wise course, be- |
ause, eventually they will have to yield
to the British, and they could get better
terms now than will be offered them later
on. They are bent, however, on inflicting
as great loss on the British as possible,
and they will’not be willing to forego sat
isfying their hatred of the British until
they have themselves suffered a great deal
more than they have yet.
It is r.o doubt in their power to give the
British a vast deal more trouble. They
can make the war last a year or more
longer. But what is to be gained by pur
suing such a course? While they are try
ing to hurt the British they are certain to
get hurt themselves, and the chances arc
thut they will get hurt worse than the
British, owing to their inferior force.
The kind of war that is being inaugurat
ed is shown by the warning given the
burghers by Gen. Hunter. . He told them
that if his telegraph communications wire
cut again he would burn the houses of the*
people along the line of the telegraph. It
seems that the Boers have torn up about
thirly-five miles of the track of Gen.
Roberts’ railway line. It would r.ot’le
surprising if Gen. Roberts should issue a
warning similar to that issued by Gen.
Hunter. Boer homes will be destroyed and
Boer farms wrecked if the. Boer* persist
in carrying on a guerilla warfare.
It having been clearly demonstrated
that, owing to their superior force, the
British are certain to conquer the Boers,
it is regrettable that the Boers insist upon
continuing the irregular warfare. From
every point of view if would be better for
them to get the best terms possible at
once and bring the war to a close.
From all directions come reports of n
great peach crop, and it Is reasonable to
suppose that the statements are correct.
The fullness of the crop is due not only
to exceptionally favorable seasons, but to
the considerable number of new orchards
that have come into bearing this year.
Jn view of the output the probabilities are
that prices will lx? less than In recent
years. The opportunity, therefore, would
seem to be especially good for canneries.
A cannery near this city is reported to
have made a very good thing a few years
ago by buying up peaches as they came
into the city and canning them. If it was
profitable to buy peaches in the city and
can thAn. would it not be found much
more profitable to take canneries into the
peach belt and go into the business on a
somewhat extensive scale? The growers
would no doubt welcome the canners,
since an additional market would be pro
vided by them, and there would be less
danger of having to ship fruit to a glutted
market in the cities
Under existing laws all of the foreign
coins that come to this country are re
quired to be sen< to the melting pot and
recoined as soon as they come into offi
cial hands. One of the measures car
ried over from the recent session of Con
gress to the short session was a bill per
mitting such coins to be held as bullion
in the treasury, for shipment abroad
whonevc r such shipments ate made. The
cons would, of course, be both received
an-1 sold by weight, the same ns other
bullion Is received and sold. It Is sail
such a law would save thf government
not less than SIOO,OOO a year, the sum
which is now spent in molting and re
coining. Bills to save money for the
government have not been plentiful of
lute. This one has that consideration to
commend !t to the favorable considera
tion of the next session.
Admiral and Mrs. Dewey will probably
not remember their present trip to the
Wes: with ns much pleasure as they will
their visit to the South. If store* sent
out* on eh a wires are correct, their vlit
'o Columbus, O . was not an unqualified
access. It is said that Mrs. Dewey ad
ministered a pointed snub to Mrs. Worth
ington Bib.ock, daughter of Gov. Nish,
at a breakfast, while the Admiral snub
bed lie era''k military company of th •
cl y. th Columbus Rifles, by declining
Hjelr • <‘"T after they had assembled In
all of their gold braid and were waiting
for the word to march to the. depot with
Aguino'do has improved upon Ootn Paul
in the matter of movable capitals The
great old Boer has hi* capital In a pas
senger coach, while the Filipino carries
his in hla hat.
Most of the notone won by Senator
Mason of Illinois, - hs advent into
Congress, has -eer. -e of r. s cHas
c nlsm of the polic es of e administra
tion. However, it is ur its xk! chat the
hatchet has been buried *w en Mason
and the admlnistrr.iioi u: i ::.at the Sen
ator will take the stump for McKinley
after the Philadelphia Convention. To
the average person :t w i seem that
Mason would find t Jf r :o plead for
the re-election of the n . ----- aumin
istration he has so vehe me.;ly condemned
for its imperialism a.' and h ar sm. stiil.
It is to be borne :n r. • and i at he is a
politician, and i- ;/ok: - . r : r Ins W-'
The increase of . . > the city of
London has lately .-o grea; as to
attract considerable a • Recently
a large, new asyl irn wa> provided near
Epsom, but alread> it filied v:;h in
sane patients, and *he number of persons
thus afflicted continue.- to increase by
about €OO per year Distinguished sci
entists are diligently seeking u cause for
eo much insanity.
PERSON \ LS.
—Lieut. John H. Gib! on?, whoie brav
ery has been'officially pr ised by Admiral
Watson and Gen. <x.-\ is one of the sur
vivors of the Vandalia, wh ch was wreck
ed in the cyclone at A: ;a, Samoa.
—The Danish author. Prof. Brosball.
be?t known as “Cat ir.“ lied recently
at the age of 84. H w.s the most poi>-
ular of all Danish prose writers. His
hooka were mostly national historic nov
els. Several of his works ran through
many editions and were translated into
—Second Assistant Postmaster General
ShalJenberger and Capt. Noah M. Brooks,
superintendent of foreign mails, have been
appointed as delegates o represent th<
l nited States pcutoffic'- department at the
celebration at Bern- Switzerland, of the
twenty-fifth anniversary of the founding
of the Postal Union.
-Ex-Gov. Busline 11 of Ohio s id recent
ly that, while Governor he made it a reg
ular part of his Memorial Day celebration
to pardon some old sold'or from the peni
tentiary, always one who had been a good
?>risoner and who was in prison for life
tor manslaughter. A* one time there
were 119 ex-soldiers in the Ohio peniten
—More than forty-seven years have
passed wince the Duke of Argyll joined
Lord Aberdeen’s government, in Decem
ber, 1852. as Lord Privy Seal, but a mem
ber of the previous administration still
survives, in the person of the Duke of
Rutland, w ho (os Lord John Manners) sat
in Ix>rd Derby’s joint cabinet (March to
December. 1852) as Chief Commissioner of
Works and Public Bui.lings.
—A German scientist has been making
some observations in South Africa on
the subject of the influence of repeated
detonations on the ear. He examined the
ears of ninety-six soldiers before and
after a battle, and found marked changes
in no fewer than forty-four, or nearly 50
per cent. In seven cases he found email
hemorrhages in the ears, and in one case
a large bleeding, while the firing caused
the edge of the ear drum to become red
in thirty-seven casts.
—“What do you think of the census?”
asked Mr. Beechwood. “It is a ques
tionable proceeding,” replied Mr. Home
—A Puzzler.—He—“l may ns well con
fess it, dear. I am not happy one mo
ment without you. ‘ She—" What on earth
will you do after we are married?”
—“Don’t be too suspicious an* ready to
’cuse people o’ bad intentions,” said Un
cle Eben. “Sometimes it sounds like you
wus figgerin’ out what you would do if
you wus in deir place.”—Washington Star.
—English Cousin.—“ Are the players
very hostile toward the umpire?” Amer
ican Cousin—“ Yes, indeed; they actually
have to put a muzzle on the catcher to
keep him from biting the umpire.”—Chi
—Fish Stories. —First Octopus—“ Here
comes old Shork. Bet's swim away.”
Second Octopus—“ Why?” First Octopus-.
”Oh. he’s always telling about the time
he caught a man ten feet long and let
him get a way ’—Baltimore American.
—The Cornfed Philosopher.—“ Woman.”
sold the Cornfed Philosopher, “will never
succeed In her demand for the same pay
ns man for doing the same work. The
only way to get the *ame pay for the same
work is to howl for more pay for less
His Specialty.—" Paw,” sad Papheth.
as they sat on the hurricane deck of the
ark. “do you ever think of going Into
politics?” "Well.” replied Noah, ns he
pushed the giraffe’s head out of the miz
zen-to’-gallan'-sail. “if I did, I think
the floating vote would be all I'd have to
look after.”—Baltimore American.
—Progress in India.—Tourist—“What is
that huge black vehicle coming down the
street?” Native —"That, sahib? That is
our new’ car of Juggernaut—electric mo
tor. ball bearings, steel rims, and every
thing up to date. Yes. indeed, it is a
great improvement on the old roa 1-
orusher. Why, our people come hundreds
of miles now just for the pleasure of get
ting smashed by this peerless machine.”
< t lilllAT COMMENT.
The Pittsburg Dispatch (Ind.), says:
“In a statement appearing in the New
York Journal over the signature of Sen
ator Chauncey M. Depew, as to the work
of Congress, that jocose statesman is
represented as saving that, by failing to
pass the. bill against trusts. Congress
saved employment to a million of people
who would have been made M e if the
bill hod passed. There is a suspi-don that
this is a Depew jest. If s \ the joke *s
rather positively on the Republican c aim
#hat the party is determined to suppress
the trusts, and seems to indicate the N*mv
York Senator's conviction that nothing
more wl I be done with th*-* nti-triiMt
measure ii the session after election.”
The Washington correspondence rf the
New York Evening Post (Ind.), say*:
"Ex-Speaker Reed is still cricking satiri
cal Jokes at the expense of the expansion
policy. He wrote a letter a few days
ago. when the Neely excitement wu ,f
It* hight. to a member of the House, is
which he said, in a spirit of fatherly ad
vice: ‘I hope you gentlemen in Congress
wjll find mean.-, constitutional, if possible
yt hough that matter does not seem to
for her you- t stop the pcHt lar *ny In
Cuba, which island you intend Inter to
steal entire.’ ”
The Cincinnati Enquirer (Dem.). say-:
“It is probable that Mr. Hanna will be
i* elected chairman, of the t*oard of di
rectors of the Repo dican Trust, capbal
lltd mlted. He can have th sa tl.-fa f ion
of knowing that If he is not it will be
localise he would rather have some other
man In the pin.- , nisi privately direct af
fairs hltnsGf. The Hmfnr .in rot, i.iourfi,
get out of th* iwllli glare of the pnhii •
Th Nhiv Oi k an.- PloAyunu (D.'in, 1 ,
pu yb: "111 the long run. the rfvilntin.m ,•
<if h Rherllla wnrfarr by rlvlliz. | an \
tißrloullura 1 people like the lv>ern L< sure
lo be very trylnKl lienee It onn be sife y
nsMumetl that at soon hi Hie burghers
r.nllie that Ihe cause Is entirely lost, they
will gradually return to their farms anil
atvnit it mere favorable opportunity to re
gain helr ln<l*pendenc.”
I’m Hi* Own U ifr I p at Auction.
"Furriest expeiience I ever had in the
at: ;ion business happened a g:cd wary
years ago.” said the old auctioneer with
a reminiscent chuckle, according to the
Detroit Free Press. “I was hired by an
oli farmer, who wa? going Wes . to auc
tion off his household gotds and farm ng
:ensils I took pairs to explain to the
old man that a second bid on any article
would bind the sale, ar.d if he saw any
thing going too cheap*he had better pro*
tec: .himself by bidding it in.
The attendance was large ar.d the pale
was i success. I cleaned up everything
i sight. gnd then asked if he had any
thing else that he wanted pul up.
“‘Guess that ie a i. unless you put u.;>
the old woman, he answered with a grn.
‘The gentleman desires me to end the
.-ale y putting up bis wile.' said I. ‘Ho.v
much am I offered?’
“ Ten cer.tV said a wag.
‘Fifteen,’ shouted another.
“ ‘Stop: stop: yelled the old mm, near
ly besfie himself w:th the way t:.at Ids
innocent Joke had been tak^n.
“ T am offered 15—do I har the 20? I
continued, having hard work to keep my
“ 'Twenty.’ said someone.
“ Twenty-five!’ yelled the old man as
he wdldlv danced about.
“A joker nised the old m3n. who was
fast taking leave of what little senao 1 e
over had. and then by rapid stages the
bi ran up until SIOO had he:n cfl>r
e-i. This was the old man’s bid. and he e
was no telling where it would have end'd
hod not the old man at this point seiz and
an axe an I threatened to break in the
head cf the next man w’ho dared to bii
on his wife.
“The oli inan shook me by the hand
a?:er the sale was over, and thanked me
for te.ling him to bid in anything h*
thought was going too cheap. He said if
it hadn't been for that advice he would
have lost his wife.’’
VVlifrr I'inß Arthur Wan Slain.
From the Philadelphia Record.
Jx>vers of our literature will assuredly
nc< be backward in assisting to relieve
the distress caused by the almost de
struction of the little Cornish town of
Camelford. because of its infimate con
nection with the Arthurian tale, says the
Westminster Gazette. It is not only that
King Arthur’s traditional castle of Tln
tagel is hard by. but that, according to no
less an authority than Leland. ihe famous
antiquary of the days of Henry VIII,
“King Arthur our Hector was there
Camden, of Elizabethan times, was not
so sure on the point, though he admirted
there were verses in an un
known poet, living In the middle time, of
Ciimbula”—now the river Camel—“flow
ing with blood, shed in a battell of Ar
thur against Mordred;” but he cautious
ly added: “In very deed (not ro deny this
of Arthur) 1 read in Marianus, that the
Britain* find Saxons fought in this a
bloudy battel, in the year* of our Lord
823, so that this may seeme a place con
jHecrared to Mars.’’
This kind of “hedging,’’ however, was
no* consonant with the idea of the con
temporary Cornish historian Carew. who
with precision declared that “A. D. 525.
upon the river of Camel, peere of Camel
ford. was that last dismal battel s’rooken
between the noble King Arthur, and his
treacherous nephew Mordred. wherein the
one tooke his death, the other his death's
Ill* Humor Needed Light.
Max O’Bell, (M. Paul Blouet), who has
recently been in this country for the
triple purpose of lecturing, to .dispose of
a novel, and to sell a play based on the
incidents of the novel, telLs anew, good
story at his own expense, in which he
figured in his last American trip, says
"I was lecturing to the students of a
religious college,” said O'Hell, “but, be
fore I began, one of the profeesors, a
very solemn man. stepped forward and
offered a prayer, in which he asked the
I.ord to permit the audience to see the
point of my jokes. This was the petition,
as it fell upon my astonished ears, and
it impressed me so much that I afterward
wrote it down as a souvenir or keepsake:
"'O Lord, said the petitioner, ‘thou
knotvest that we work hard for thee, and
that recreation is necessary in order that
we may work with renewed vigor. We
have to-night with us a gentleman from
France, whose criticisms are witty and
refined, but subtle; and we pray thee to
so prepare our minds that we may thor
oughly understand and enjoy them.’
“I am still wondering,” said O’Roll,
“whether my lectures are so subtle as to
need praying over, or whether those par
ticular auditors were so dull that they
needed divine assistance to help them out
Of one thing I am morally certain—that
they showed, by their appreciation, that
the professor’s prayer was not in vain.”
Private John .Spoiled It.
On the floor of the Hous\ at lea=t, Hon.
Amos Cummings of New’ York has prove a
a failure as a friend of injured birds, and
ill on account of irrepressible John Allen
of Tupelo. Miss., says the Cleveland
Leader. Representative Lacey’s bill to
i reveni *he importation of certain of the
feathered tribe was under discuss on
says a Washington correspondent, and
Mr. Cummings was tellit>g how wicked
the English sparrows were.
“Only the other day,” he siid, “I wa*
walking through the capitol ground*,
when I raw a poor little robin surrounded
by sparrows that were picking it t>
pieces. At my approach the ep Arrows fled
away, but the robin was unable to use
its wings. I picked it up ar.d took It to my
home a short distance away. There I
gave it a drink of brandy, and it died a
m-rnent laier. Under its wings ”
"If it was the same stuff you gave me
yesterday. I wonder it lived that mo
ment,” broke in Private John.
Mr. Cummings looked reproachfully at
Mr. Allen and sat down, while the Hon e
roared. What was under the rob n s wings
will never be published in the Congres
Robert* nti<l Ih** School Roy.
Several of the hoys attending t he ele
mentary school* at Sompting. near Wordi
ng, wrote to the various generals on ac
tive service nt the front, expressing their
admiration of the way the British army
Is lighting, say* the Westminister Budget.
One of the scholars, William Treagus,
addressed himself direct to Lord Roberts,
and, In spite of *hls many duties, the gal
lant field marshal found time to reply as
“Bloemfontein, March 31, 1900 Dear
William Treagus: I have received your
letter of Jan. 30. which was written very
"<. ly I was glad to receive It, and I
thank you for your kindness In writing
to me. Believe me, yours sincerely, Rob
Carrying; <m Ills Ulihrt.
The Baroness Rrlnelt of Trieste, whose
hits bond die,l, leaving i fortune of 20.000,-
"Kt florins for henevolenl purposes, went
to o hattaar. an.) was offertsl n pink by a
It ly In charge of the stall, says Tit lilts,
"How much may I pay for this flower?"
"There are no limits set to your generos
ity I'-nroness,” was the reply.
Well, then." she said. "I tvlll pay
rnnugh f..r it to . over the arrears of the
The nmount required for this purpose
was 95,1,0) florins, or nearly *S.O"O.
fit Hit* Vernacular.
An old Buekyport (Me.) sea yap'a n thus
■l' ' libes the way in which he dismissed
till uii,>.■ trail's suit r fer the li-n,l of his
I Just showed him the eottipaulonwn v
out on ih gangplank leading ftoin my
house, and gently remarked that the wind
was off shore, and the torner be tgniivttr
wav the better oiling he would Ret before
morning. He at once took tile hint, got
under way. paid off, bore nwny. and went
down the road under all sail with Ih* o(T
ITEMS OF INTEREST.
—Scarcity of henol:ck bark is reported
to have caused the almost tots! extinc
tion of the once r*rc*perous tanning in
dustry in Maine. Though ihcr? is a lirge
growth of hemlsck in the s ate it i .o
*ar from practicable tannery sites that
the cost of hauling prchlbits its use
—The German yov-rnment. after an ex
tensive series of tbs rvatlons. h.i3 ascer
tained that the tre* most liable to b
.struck by lightning is the o?.k ' *'.er
growths follow wl l varving degrees of
*rcbabi tty, the beech b*ing mrpt
from unpleasant visits of the electric fluid
—The new administration hall ?.f Ya'.o
University—SYcoAbridge hall :t i<= to be
call'd—is the g:ff of the Miss s Stckejs of
N-w Ycrk aunts of Anson Phe p 5 S:ok-s.
Who Is secretary of the Vale corporation.
The estimated cost is $-:0.000, and active
operations will be begun at one?.
—European capitalists have male ar
rangements to establish a service of trac
tion engines and wagons across the desert
of China to compete with the carrying
business now done by means of camels
It is stated tha: within a year there will
be fifty engines and 3,000 wagons engaged
In this .work.
—Dr. A. M. Stein, registrar of the Pun
jab university, ha* applied for and ob
tained the permission of the government
of Irxlia. and also that of the Chine-e
government. *o explore Khotan. in Chi
nese Turkestan, this summer. This is to
be done for the purpose of scientific in
—lt Is rumored that the Prince of Wale?
contemplates a visit in the autumn to
the West of Ireland. He will, it is be
lieved, make a coasting tour :n his yacht,
and. having touched at Belfast, he w'll
visit Sligo, Westport and Galway, 1 in<l
ing on Tory Island, Clare Island, Archill
and Arran on his way.
—A French exporer has discovered on
the west coast cf Africa what he regjrls
as the vainest p cple on eirth. They ar
he P.ihonins. a warlike trib?, whose main
employment is the adornment of their
persons, chiefly by means of tattooing.
Great !ng unity is also exhibited in dress
ing their hair, which in many cases is ar
ranged in astonshngly elaborate fashion
—The confidence in the engineering
judgment of the voter in Switzerland
seems to he greater than in the United
Siates, for the question as to whethe.*
a street railroad in Berne should be oper
ated by compressed air or a change to
electricity made was recently decided l y
a popular vote. There, were 1.964
cast for electricity and 1,772 in favor of
—The tax budget of the city of Paris is
VU.OCK'.OOO a year, or about $10.000.(XD le?s
than the amount to be raised in the city
of New Yo k from taxes this year. Th
volume of taxation would be considera
bly grrat r in Paris but f r the fact tha
many functi ns which are in New’ York
chargeable to municipal expanses are in
the French capital piid for from nation
al appropriations The and bt of the city
of Paris is nearly %¥ O.Wy.OOO.
—Postal cards are now being used for
the purpose of foretelling the weather.
They are manufactured in Italy, and are
known as barometric postal cards. On
;he back of each is a sma*.l figure holding
an umbrella. When the weather is going
to be fine the umbrella ie blue, when the
outlook is doubtful it is violet, and w’hen
there is going to be rain it is rose col
ored. These changes of color are pr->-
duoed by means of cobalt, which an in
genious Italian inventor has thought well
to utilize for this purpose.
—T j. M. Lyda of Macon county, Mis
souri-. is engaged in an experiment in
growing strawberries. He has u barrel
filled with rich soil excepting a small
space in the center where there is a wood
en box open at both ends. Through the
staves of the barrel he bored 100 holes
with a large auger and in each of these
he planted a strawberry plant. The bar
rel sits upon block** off the ground and
the plants seem to be thriving. He ex
pects to have each plant average on?
pint of berries, or a total of fifty quarts
to the barrel.
—While the diamond- mines at Kimber
ley have been producing about $18,000,000
worth of gems year, the industry in
Brazil, formerly the most important dia
mond producing country in the word,
has fallen to a low ebb. It is now carried
on only by individuals or small associa
tions working in a crude manner.
yield was never much over $1,000,000 in
any year, and the product is now worth
annually less than $200,000. and yet the
quality of the Brazilian stone averages
higher than that of the Kimberley out
—There is a noticeable increase of vege
tarianism In Philadelphia. At the corner
of Park avenue and Berks street there is
a church tvhc*e attendants are nil veg
etarians. It is an evangelical church,
and diffprs In it* creed from other denom
inations only in the fact that its mem
bers are pledged to forego a diet of flesh.
Outside of nnv organized cult the and < ;
question has become . matter of such
serious consideration that there ore veg
etarians who, when they are out
to dine or sup. carry bread of their own
baking with them. The members of the
congregation referred to are almost wi’h
out exception big. healthy looking per
,\s a resu.t of a quarrel over some
chickens which refused to lay eggs, two
residents of Coffeyville, Kan., have be
come involved in a remarkable lawsuit
Jason Brophy. the plain riff, avers that
hi* neighbor, Needham Weeks, presented
him ten hen* and two roosters in Feb
ruary Inset, and assured him that the
hens would lay upward of sixty eggs <
week Brophy fed and cared for the
chickens for ten weeks, “devoting most
of hi* Mme to them, to the detr'ment of
other Interest*,“ but the hens failed o
lay any eggs. The plaintiff alleges that
he wvi* unlawfully deceived by the de
fendant and seeks to recover SIOO dam
ages for his wasted labor and for his
expenditures for chicken feed
—lll the Laurahuite colliery, in the Kai
lowltz coal district, there Is „ bzi e
worked locomotive, which was const tid
ed at the Deulz Gas-Motor Works n or
Cologne, and has been sucoetsfully ,nel
for o\er n year The locomotive weighs
4.CCI pounds, ann Is ra>ed at r| x ho >
power. It runs on a tra k whose gang
Is one foot six Inch's, aid draws a I ad
of thirteen to fourteen buck, is ia.de l
wdth ore at each tilp. During o'c hlft
nbout U tnetrle ions of o;o ,u ttansn r -
e.l at sn expenditure of twen y-tw , .. ,
of furl, nnl Ih* crv*t of o|Tui-%n In
ls>en computed at 1' 2 cents yer in, t ic
ton (2.200 pounds), .sali s, 2 ,ens| i,
horses There is nradl ally no and uge •
from explosion, as the engine i, , no( )
on I|ll sides, and no Inconvenience tr.un
Ihe cdor has been experienced by ihc
miners working In that sc then ~r ri ,e
—A new mdhrd nt waterp'ooflng faitlc
Is lielng used In Germany wi ll c n< h r
wh]e success, and Involves the use of a
solution containing zinc, copper nil am
monia hydrate. In nddli'iiii in hs iv 'et
prrsoflngt effect, the snlutlnn p|w „ ,
green color to the mn'< rl.d . wl |i. ~■ n,,
use of any oilier dy*mff. ard n , , ,
nil npyotent chemical in lion l>eivv,,.„ | M .
Mhtes and the liquid. 1 1 w.lgbi ~ i,
almost the same, and llu q, w p .q,, h,
are permanent. The . ,p;,. t in i . . p,
lion, as Well HS a rlf g e „ ... | ol ,
also prevents ih. tn nvih .r and, im, ip,,
germs, and goods which Hate i,e, „
ed have laet, hurled In 11. I- oo . l , ,
out allowing any signs it . Im,
more, the cloth Is less likely to l , ~ , ~ y
cl hy Insects or worms, nnl | n t , iy
light nnd waterproof, but I ole . oi’ot H
nnd allows of the free olrcuall n o alt
This treat men i* for cloth Is add to 'nv
been adopted freely by the do min rniv
lor tenting, horse-blankets., etc., e petal
ly for those goods which are to bo uaed in
tropical counu lea.
; Triumph of Worth.
t* The very hearty re
fim cepUon accorded to
Pure Rye Whiskey
Is indisputable in
dorsement of its
Murray Hill Club
L ls Luxurious
Goods sold at area
, r;.. ep. o —a pre-eminent whiskey
’ without a tival. It is 11.-ted by all the
’ leading Clubs, ami served at the
> most exclusive functions. Sold by
* first-class dealers everywhere.
! CINCINNATI. OHIO.
I4th St., Near Broadway, New York.
AitsoLl'lLU l-lHli-f HOOF. Mad
era anil luxurious in ail its appoint
ments. Centrally located. Cool nn4
comfortable in summer.
AMERICAN AND EUROPEAN PLAN.
(Under New Management).
J. P. HAMBLEN’S SONS, Proprietor*.
Avon Inn and Cottage s,
AVON, N. J.
Most select report on New’Jersey coast.
Send for particulars.
THE ASHTON! HOTEL
SJJtI Street ami ttmlison Avenue,
Mew YORK CITY.
Up to Date, Strictly Fireproof, Family
Three minims from anti overlook'n*
Central Park, eiiujUd on the highest
point in the city. This hotel is special],■
attractive to parties visiting New YVrlt
for the summer months.
Suites o.' from two to 'five rooms nd
bath. Every ro m an outside one.
Electric trolley cars pass dcor.
Public telephone in every apartment.
European plan during June. July r.n<l
August. SPECIAL RATES FOR THOBE
MONTHS. Correspondence invited.
F. ASHTON’. Proprietor.
BR< id & 38TH STS., NEW YORK.
ABSOLUTELY FIRE PROOF.
COOLEST HOTEL IN NEW YORK CITY
Iyocated in thf liveliest and most in:*r
e?ting part of the city; twenty principal
places of amusement within five minute*’
walk of the hotel
CHARLES A. ATKINS & CO.
Summer Re ort—Ocean Hotel. Asbury
Park. X. J. GEO. L. ATKINS & SONS.
GREEN PARK HOTEL.
Summit of Blue Ridge. 4,340 feet. Scen
ery and clima:* unsurpassed, so say gl©b*
trotters. Hotel first-class in every respect.
Only house on mountain with plastered
walls; ex vd-nt livvty; 45 miles turn pike
roads on : <f ridge; large ball room,
band and other amusements. Postoffic*
and telegraph in hotel. Opens July 1.
Write for leaflet and rates to
Green Pat : Hotel Cos., Green Park, N. C.
IN THE GREAT NORTH WOODS.
HOTEL DEL MONTE,
S \IIAN AC l. IKE, N. Y.
OPENS .TI'NK ■ nder entirely new manage
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o* t: r r.i’tr nnd service rtrst-class; near like
ar.d Hotel Ampersand; golf, tennis, billiards,
boating, tishbig driving and bicycling; livery.
lor booklet iiddrrss J. iI*.NRY Oils, Sara
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Finest Location' in
Near Mineral Spring* and Until*,
OPEN JUNK TO NOVEMBER. ROOM3
EN SUITE. WITH BATHS.
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\\ \> M> \ iLLE, \. C.
50 acres le iu i. . i y shaded lawn, wonder
mountain views 00l nights,
ir-'ii and n i .1 sulphur springs. Fine or
chest: t Ili v. House remodeled and newly
furnished this season.
COL. F. A. LINCOLN, Proprietor.
The nicest hotel In the best town In the
South. Fine Mineral Springs. Large ball
room. Cultivated society. An Weal epot
for the summer visitor, near the great
Hillman e.cciitc shafts. Special rate, for
XV. G. THIGPEN, Proprietor.
Greenbrier V. Lite Sulphur Spring*.
Open June 15. to S -pt. 15. The great can
tral point of r. union for the best society
of the Norih, South, East and West. *40,000
worth of Improvements for this seaaoi.
New nlne-lioh coif course. Write for ll
lustrated booklet. HARRINGTON MILLS,
New Hots! Bellevue
European Plan, Central Location,
llcncon Nt.. Ronton.
IIAKYEY & WOOD, Proprietors.
LAND OF THE SKY^
WMKRriAL HOUSE, Saluda. N. C.
Delightful climate, reasonable rates.
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SL\ GIRT, NEW JERSEY.
Bcaclt H. us. , right on the beich. 'Al
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