The Savannah morning news. (Savannah, Ga.) 1900-current, June 26, 1900, Page 4, Image 4

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Orders for delivery of the MORNING NEWS to either residence or place of business may be made by postal card or through telephone No. 210. Any irregular ity in delivery should be immediately re ported to the office of publication. Letters and telegrams should be ad dressed "MORNING NEWS," Favannah, Ga. EASTERN OFFICE, 23 Park Row, New York city, H. C. Faulkner, Manager. INBtX 10 IBV UfUDSHim Meetings—Ancient Landmark Lodge No. 231, F. and A. M.; Confederate Veterans' Association. Special Notices—Bids Wanted for Feed, Eic., George M. Gadsden; Proposals Wanted for Supplies, George M. Gadsden, Director; TbunArbolt Stables, A. P. Doyle; Launches for Rent; Launches for Wilmington Island; Summer Drinks, A. M. & C. W. West; Levan's Table d'Hote. Business Notices—E. & W. Laundry; These Showery Days, Hunter A Van Keu ren; During the Hot Weather, the S. W. Branch Company. Legal Notice—ln the Matter of John Bulcken, Bankrupt. Whisky—Hunter Baltimore Rye Whis ky: Old Crow Whisky. Summer Resorts—Catskills Mountain House. Catsklll, N. Y. Stoves—Wickless Blue Flame Oil Stove. Another Crowded Week—Foye & Morri son. Medical—Lydia Plnkham's Vegetable Pills; Dr. Hathaway Cos.; Coke Dandruff Cure; S. S. S.; Hood's Sarsaparilla; Tutt's Pills. Cheap Column Advertisements—Help Wanted; Employment Wanted; For Rent; For Sale: Lost; Personal; Miscellaneous. The Went her. The indications for Georgia to-day are for fair weather, and fresh southerly winds; and for Eastern Florida, fair weather, with variable winds. In Geneseo, 111., a man who got mad With the town authorities, deliberately tried to lake small-pox, so that he mighi distribute it among his neighbors. He has been caught and locked up. It is understood that peach growing upon a somewhat extended scale will be attempted in Cuba next year of the year following. Heretofore peaches have not done well In that island, but anew peach called the “pinto,” brought from China, lias been found to flourish in Cuban soil. A limited number of trees of this va riety in Cuba will bear this year. If the fruit is good, operations in them will be extended next year. An unreasonable story comes by cable to the effect that the Boers know nothing of the uprising in China, the British hav ing suppressed all mention of It In South Africa. The probabilities, however, are that Oom Paul knows quite as much about the Chinese affair as anybody else out side of Pekin and Tien Tsln. The Boers have shrewd agents in all parts of the world, and it may be depended upon that they have found a means to get through to their President all news that is of a nature to encourage the lighting burghers The voters of Rhode Island will, in the November election, vote upon the ques tion of abolishing the co-capital system and making Providenee the exclusive leg islative capital of the state, as it has for years been the center of population, in dustry and commerce. It has been re called, as illustrating a peculiarity of early government in this country, that originally Rhode Island had live capitals— one In each of ner five counties. The five, indeed, were continued to a date as late as 1884, when the number was limited to two by a constitutional amendment. In the New York Court of Appeals the other day there come out a story of how a man who began life as a poor clerk Anally arose to the possession of $7,000,000, It was not altogether through his flnan cial ability, but rather through his abil ity as a love-maker, that he achieved tils Buecess. His first wife died and left him an estate of $1,000,000. He married a sec ond time, and wife No. 2 died and left him $6,000 000. For the third time he mar rled The family of No. 3 was rich, but Ms mother-in-law, in whom the property was vested, declined to contribute to the still further enrichment of her eon-tn-law through his wives, and left a will divert ing the property In another channel. The information that the Chinese here a pretty considerable army of well-drilled troops, armed with rifles and cannon that ore an improvement upon the arms of the Europeans who are now operating against the Boxers, comes as a matter of some surprise. It tins heretofore been the com mon belief that the Chinese army was little better than an undisciplined rabble, armed with rifles end cannon that were obsolete. If it Is true that the forelr u drilled Chinese have been brought to ha high pitch of excellence'' and that one commander has not less than 11. COO of them under him, the prospects are goed tor some serious lighting before the situ ation has been cleared up. While the Chinese may lack that dash and spirit ■which characterises white-skinned soldiers 1 they are Indifferent to death and are eap- abls of making a dogg-d and wearying resistance. AT WAR WITH THE WORLD. The gravity of the situation in China can hardly be overestimated. It causes intense anxiety at Washington, and in all of the. capitate of Europe. The Wash ington dispatches say that the prepara tions that are being made by our gov ernment to meet the conditions which have developed in China are upon a scale that would surprise the country if they should be made public. It Is known, of course, that most of the warships at Ma nila and all the troop* that can be spared by Gen. MacArthur have been ordered to the scene of the trouble in China. What makes the situation so grave is the fact that the Imperial army of China participated in the attacks upon foreign ers and upon the consulates. It may be that the Chinese army was not ordered to take this course by the government at Pekin. Nothing has been heard from the Chinese capital for several days. It is presumed, however, that the Chinese sol diers acted on orders from the Pekin gov ernment. The government is responsible for their action, whether they acted with out ils authority or not. If the govern ment Is back of the. army, then China is at war with the whole civilized world. Thus far the Powers of Europe and this country have been acting together in per fect harmony. They have appeared to have but one purpose In view, namely, to rescue the foreigners whose lives are in danger. All of them are Increasing their war forces in China as rapidly as they can. It will not be very long, per haps, before they will be able to com mand the situation. It is not reasonable to suppose that China will undertake to defy all of the Powers. But after the trouble Is quieted, what then? That is the question that is caus ing uneasiness in the cabinets of all of the Powers which have interests in China. Russia is anxious to grab the northern part of China. Germany is looking for a chance to extend her commerce. Her Emperor seems to be anxious for an op portunity to employ his army and his navy. France Is an ally of Russia, though In this Chinese trouble she seems to be anxious to restore the situation ns It was before the outrages of the Boxers began. England is not seeking territory iu China. She is concerned only about maintaining her commercial prominence there. This country occupies a position that does not arouse the Jealousy of any of the other Powers, but the time may come when It will have to use force to retain the com mercial advantages there which it now has. If the Powers will agree to seek no po litical or individual advantages, but will work together in good faith to restore the situation to what it was before it was disturbed by the Boxer movement, it will not be very long before the Chi nese trouble will be over, but there is ground for apprehension that they will do nothing of the kind. If any one of them adopts a land-grabbing or com merce-monopolizing policy, China may become a battlefield for the nations of Europe, and this country, notwithstand ing its policy to avoid becoming involved in political questions in which the gov ernments of Europe are concerned, may he forced to become a party <o the con flict. PHKIMHING TO CORNER WHE IT, It seems that the wheat farmers and millers of Kansas, Oklahoma and North ern Texas are thinking about the advisa bility of holding on lo the wheat of their respective sections until they can make their own price for it. In the sections mentioned there Is a splendid crop of the very finest kind of wheat. The yield is large and Ihe quality is fine. They have about the only wheat tn the country that is fit to make flour for export. In most of the Northwest the wheat crop is a fail ure. There has been very little rain in Minnesota and the Dakotas einee last August. On the greater wheat farms of that section there will not be enough wheat raised from the spring sowing, it reports are correct, for seeding next sea son . The price of wheat has been advancing rapidly for more than two weeks. It is 22 cenis a bushel higher than it was two weeks ago. It is said that the shrewd buslnes® men of the Northwest have been buying wheat futures very heavily, and that many of them have made fortunes. They knew that the crop was a failure days before It was known in other parts of the country, and they have made money out of their knowledge. It is not at all improbable that the price of wheat will reach 31 a bushel within a very short time. It wilt not be surprising if the Repub licans claim that the rise in the price of wheat Is due to the fact that they have control ot the government. It may be that they will advance an argument to Ihe effect that the rise is due to the Dlngley tariff. They claimed the credit for the advance tn the price of wheat the last time it brought $1 a bushel. Some of the Republican newspapers have de clared that the advance in the price of cotton was brought about by Republican policies. The people are not likely to be greatly misled by such arguments. They understand, or ought to, that prices of farm products are controlled by supply and demand. A short crop of wheat or cotton means that the prices of these article® will advance in proportion to the shortage. According to current gossip in London, Prince George of Greece had been wooing Princes® Victoria of Wales for fifteen years before she recently consented to marry him. Meanwhile the Princess at one time wanted to marry a young lieu tenant In the army, who was sent away to India, and at another time she thought that the only man who could make her happy was a rich and elderly London banker, who was as objectionable to the royal match-makers as the young lieu tenant had been. Prince George, however, never wavered in his devotion, and regu larly once a year, when the young people met in Copenhagen, he would repeat his proposal. The Prince, who Is 30 year~ old, is one year the Junior of his bride-to-be. It the story recounted above is true, George roust have begun his courtship white he was yet of tender years, John W. Gates, the steel and wire mag nate who recently iui down several of his mills and let* Xndreda of working people to starve, • "Ige t along the beet way they could, i* in Paris, where lie is “going the pace." It Is said that In a gambling room the other night he lost 350,- 000 at baccarat in one silting—a sum equal to the annual salary of the Presi dent ot the Untied State®. THE MOKNING KEWS: TUESDAY, JUNE 26, 1900. ATLANTA'S CORPORATIONS. Atlanta is having trouble with her elec tric lighting and electric transportation companies. It is a long continued trouble. There are two afreet car companies, and one of them is seeking from the City Council concessions which the other Is op posing. The one that Is seeking conee~ slons has practically a monopoly of the electric lighting business, and the one that has practically a monopoly of the street railway business is seeking n char ter from the city to do an electric light ing business. Each company seems to have its supporters Ui the council. The council is advised to consider only the interest of the people, and tt is told that the in terests of the people will be served if tho concessions which each company wants are granted. But a? a matter of fact, will they? The mistake which most cities make is in granting all the privileges asked for. YVouid it not be better, for instance, tor Atlanta lo have one street railway company and one electric lighting com pany, and for tho city to retain the right to tix the price of transportation on the street railway and the price of electricity for lighting purposes? Competition sounds well, but it is not always the best thing for the people. Competition these days, in many instances, means ruin to the stock holders in competing companies. Rather than suffer the loss of iheir property stockholders will either combine and form one great monopoly, or else the stronger will become the purchaser of the tveaker. The oldest of the street car lines in At lanta is composed of a number of lines that were once independent. The chance* are that if what is asked for by the younger line is granted the two lines, sooner or later, will he consolidated, and there will be less consideration for the interests fo the people than there Is now. The same thing is likely to happen if an other electric lighting company Is char tered. The thing for a city to do is to say to an existing corporation that the people want certain things done and that they must be done or else a rival corporation will lie chartered. If that course were pur sued the people would get about every thing they wanted that was within the bounds of reason. And they would not be annoyed by the contentions of rival com panies cr the exactions of monopolies. The threat to charter competing compa nies would be sufficient to compel the granting of every reasonable demand of the people. THE PLATFORM NOT SATISFAC TORY. The Republican papers—at lpast some of them—are engaged in a hot discussion of the question as to how a plank that was in the platform as it was originally drafted by Ihe President and some of his advisers came to be left out ck the plat form that was adopted. It contained an assertion that '‘Congress has full legis lative power over territory belonging to the United States, subject only to the fundamental safeguards of liberty, justice and personal rights." Representative Grosvenor of Ohio as serts (hat Representative Quigg of New York, who was the secretary o€ the Plat form Committee, is responsible for the loss of this plank. Speaking of It Mr. Grosvenor says; ’ This plank, straight forward, intelligent and written in good English, agreed upon by the President himself, and afterward by the sub-com mittee, was dr,veiled out by the driveller from New York, who had charge of that branch of the work. Upon the greatest question of the hour, upon which the Re publicans in Congress fought and won the driveller performed this act.” Mr. Quigg, of coprse, denies that he “drivelled" anything out of the platform He assorts that the sub-committee left the plank in question out because it in volved a matter upon which Ihe Supreme Court was likely to pass at any time, and that the Republican party would be in a rather bad box if that court should de cide against the position taken by it. The question as to whether the consti tution follows the flag or whether Con gress has full legislative power over ter ritory belonging to the United States came up during the discussion of the Porto Rican tariff bill, and was, of course, decided as Mr. Grosvenor says it was. The Republicans had ihe majority and decided it as they pleased. The question premises to play an important part In the campaign and the President and his im mediate advisers wanted the position tak en by the Republicans in Congress reas serted in the Republican platform. Naturally there Is a good deal of Indig nation felt by Republicans who think that the President’s wish in respect to the matter ought to have been respected. Ac cording to Senator Fairbanks, however, Mr. Quigg is not to blame for the omis sion of the plank in question. He was the chairman of the platform committee. He says that the statement of Mr. Grosvenor, that a plank agreed upon by the commit tee was not inserted in the platform is undoubtedly based upon what he believes to be correct information, but it Is abso lutely without any foundation in fact. So it seems that the committee look the liberty of cutting out the plank Ihat The President and Mr. Grosvenor and some of the oiher kitchen cabinet thought ought to be a part of the Republican parly’s declara tion of principles. Before the campaign is over the President and his platform advisers may have cause to be glad that ihe plank did not get into the platform. The Republicans will have enough to occupy their time without having to de fend the omitted plank. Adolph Rothstein. a Russian banker and financier who came to this country re cently to study American financial meth ods, expresses surprise at the ease and facility with which great money transac. tions are made here. The operations of New York financiers he eharaterizes as< "marvelous." He was prepared to find the transactions large, but he was not j prepared to see two or three millions handled each day by one bank with ns much unconcern as if the amounts were merely thousands. Candidate Town*, the Republican who is running for Vice President on a Popu list ticket, and who hopes for Democratic endorsement, docs not like to have people forecasting his action w ith respect to his possible withdrawal. Whether or not he will withdraw, he Bays, is a matter of the future. Nevertheless, Mr. Towne would probably do well to consider Ihe question seriously. The chances that the Kansas I"City Convention will not take him up are \About sixteen to on* The railway disaster near McDonough, with its shocking loss of life, was no doubt an accident, pure and simple. But, Is It not within the scope of human In genuity to prevent the occurrence of su< h accidents? Camp* Creek, it seems, runs aionpreki© the railroad track for eome dis tance. nnd then turns and goes under the railroad through a culvert The position was one which, it would seem, might be viewed with suspicion by experienced rail road men after an exceptionally heavy rain and when the creek was out of its banks. If it had been the policy of the rood to h ive the train stopped, under such circumstances, and an examination made of the condition of the suspicion* point, the probabilities are that tho 100 feet of washed-out track would have been dis covered and the catastrophe averted. It would take time, of course, to make an inspection of bridges, culverts and other points of possible danger before attempt ing to cross them, and schedule* between cities mis-ht be considerab’v disjointed in taking such precaution; but there is o doubt that passengers would cheerfully impend the extra time - on the road, when they understood the purpose of the delay. The old joke turning upon the spanking school teacher and the small hoy with torpedoes in his pocket, was really enact ed in a B nghamton, N. Y . school the other day. The boy was gathering fire works for the Fourth of July, and on his way to school had bought several giant torpedots. which he stored away in the back pocku of his trousers until he could get the opportunity to add them to his supply in magazine. During school the boy whispered of his torpedoes to a com panion. The teacher saw the whispering and called the young chap up. The boy was rather curt in his replies, and the teacher swung him across his knee. Be fore the boy could protest or explain the, teacher’s hand descended and there was an explbslon which shattered the hand so badly that it had to be amputated. Oddly enough the boy was not injured in the least. “One cf the most artistic things in connection with the Paris fair.” says the Philadelphia Ledger, “is the deftness with which eighteen American commis sioners draw’ $3.C<K> each for doing 1 noth ing.” PERSON Alt. —Judge Roger A. Pryor of New York claims the distinction of being as home ly as Lincoln. He is not yet very old, but is subject to attacks of nervous prostration and these have given him a venerable look. —Most persons acquainted with him be lieved hat James M. Cons ble of New York died a millionaire, but his will, just probated, shows an estate valued at but $450,000. He was long a member of the firm of Arnold, Constable & Cos. —Senator Cafifery’s Invariable summer rig is a suit of linen homespun, topped off with a manila hat. the whole shaded by a huge white umbreili. green lined. Thus arrayed the Louisiana statesman’s squat, fag figure presents a somawhax amusing appearance. —Edward K. Lowry, a young Philadel phian mining engin**er. has been at work for several months in th**- great mining districts north of Peklr? ni much con cern for his safety Is felt by his -arents. living in Philadelphia. Lowry won for merly second secretary of the Untiled States legation. —The Rev. Dr. Aruthr H. Smith who is one of the missionaries ir> peril from the Boxers in China, is a Chicago man. For over a quarter of a century he has be n connected with the work of the American Board of Foreign Missions in Oi na. Re cently he has been stationed at the C:n~ glmillnnal Hospital at Shan-Tung, n f ar Peking?"' BRIGHT HITS. —A Family Affair—"No, Mr. Home wood,” said Miss Eeachwood, firmly, but kindly, “I cannot be your wife, but I will be a sister to you." "Very well,” said the young man resignedly, “will you as sume my name or shall I take yours?"— Pittsburg Chronicle-Telegraph. —Content, at Any Rats—" Why, Dolly, where’s Marie? I thought you were play ing circus." "Well, she got mad and went home 'cause I wouldn't give her eny pea nuts. I was the monkey and she was the tiger, and tigers don't eat peanuts.’’—Har per's Bazar. —The following notice was lately affixed to a church door In Hertfordshire, and read in the church: "This is to give notice that no person is to be buried in this churchyard but those living in ihe parish; and those who wished to be buried are desired to apply to the parish clerk.”—Tit- Bits. —And Fool the Flie - —“I wish," said the Infant Frodlgy, “that I was a s:lf-mado man. like Uncle Henry." “Why?” asked •be Person who is always playing second fiddle in th: conversational orchestra. “Because 1 would have left my head bald, too. It is tor much trouble to comb it."— Baltimore American. —Visitor—“And how is the restoration fund going on, Mrs. Lychgate?" The Rec tor’s Wife—“l’m sorry to say it’s going on most unsatisfactorily. We’ve tried every conceivable means of getting the money honestly, and failed; and now the rector says we must try what a bazaar will do.” —Punch. CURRENT COMMENT. The Springfield (Mass.) Republican (Tnd.) says: “The Kansas City convention, if it wishes to make a sharp issue between Ihe platforms, has only to demand that the United States treat the Filipinos as It Is pledged to treat the Cubans. Let the convention draw ns sharply as possible the contrast between the conditions in Ihe two places, as resulting directly from the opposite polivle® in the administration's peace treaty—in Cuba, whose sover esgnty was not taken, peace and progress; In the Philippines, whose sovereignty was violently seized upon, war and anarchy and the bitterest hatred of all things American.” Discussing the cotton situation, the New Orleans Picayune (Pern.) says: "With but a poor promise of o large yield this year, the small supplies of cotton in stock and in spinners’ hands acquire additional force as stimulating Influences In the market. People who looked for materially lower prices for the crowing crop are now aban doning extreme views, and the opinion is becoming dally more prevalent that the coming season will see a talrly high level of values for cotton." Tlte Chicago Journal (Ind.) says: "Let us devoutly hope that no American soldier man will be so reckless as to raise the old flag over a Chinese village. In that event every nmn Jack of us would have to advocate keeping It flying or he liable to prosecution for treason." The Memphis Commercial-Appeal (Den ) says: "The Democrats of New York ought to fw>ld a aeries of prayer meetings and pray that the Republican* will noml teatc Tim Woodruff for governor,”; Accidental Vaccination. A large red nose, to which a very' <*e lapidated hobo was attached, slid cau tiously into view ntound the door casing of a St. Charles street railroad office yes terday afternoon, says the New Orleans Times-Democrat. ’Say. Cap’n,” begarV ihe owner of (he proboscis, “could >ou *' “No. 1 couldn’t,” interrupted the man U the nearest roll top desk, “not while you ‘carry such a headlight as that in front of your countenance. (4o and get a job as a sign for some distillery.” “You wrong me, boss.” said the hobo with dignity; “this Cyrano souvenir of mine is not a whisky nose, but the result of an unfortunate accident.” ’Somebody thought it was a radish and tried to pull it. I suppose,” sneered the railroad man. “No, sir,’’ said the visitor, sighing, *T am the victim of an accidental inocula tion.” “Accidental inoculation! What the dick ens do you mean?” “I will explain. Six months ago, sir, I was prosperous and happy. I had a good position, the respect and confidence of the community, and a nose of perfect normal proportions. My modest home ” “Cut about your modest home, and get fo the point,” said the listener, impa tlenUy. “I am coming to it. sir. Small-pox ap peared in the little town at which I lived, and never having been vaccinated 1 con .uded to take that precaution. The day was warm when I visited the doctor’s office, ahd flies were plentiful. One lit on my nose, and carelessly picking up what I supposed to be a quill toothpick, I made a swipe at the annoying insect. I missed the fly, but tfie quill slightly punctured the skin. Without knowing it. I had vaccinated myself on the nose." “Great Scott!” exclaimed the railroad man. “what did you do?" "What could I do? The vaccination took beautifully, and my nose became the size and color of a toy balloon. Of course, nobody believed my story, but attributed lry condition to erysipelas, superinduced l>y secret boozing—otherwise dipsomania. After taking one look at my nose most people declared that my breath made them drunk. The natural consequence was that I lost my jol?, and ” “That will do,” interrupted the railroad man, who has recently been vaccinated himself and has a tender feeling for other sufferers. “I think you are a gorgeous liar, but that story is worth two bits. Here’s the raony. Go and redecorate your beak.” Lord Robert* ami tbc Cat. "A cat may look at a king,” says the old provt rb, but there are men of less than royal rank who object to being looked at by a cat, rays the Youth’s Companion. Dord Roberts is one of them. He did not, in India, falter when called upon to pene trate the jungle lair of that most terrific of felin beasts the tiger; but he hat*s ca s. He may not be afraid of pussy, but he avoids her. I.ike other people with special antipa thies. he is peculiarly sensitive to Ihe pres nee of the hattd object. One evening when he had gone out to dine, he had scarcely greeted his hostess before he asked, “Will you please send away the cr.t?” “There is no cat here.” the lady assured him. “We do not keep cats.” But he knew better, and was so mani festly convinced that a search was Insti tuted. and an intruding tabby was routed out from beneath a piece of furniture and ignomlniously expelled. A hero-worshipping American girl who stayed at a country house where Lord Roberts was later a guest, had long eag erly anticipatfd his arrival. He came, and she first saw him passing down the cor ridor jusr in front of her, presenting only his back to her view. She gazed intently, knowing he must presently turn to descend the stairs— when, suddenly, what was her surprise \o behold the great little man skip nimbly into the air with an exclamation that was almcst a cry of terror, then leap several stairs at a bound, clutch the balusters to recover his balance and stare back over his shoulder with a face of disgust and dismay! Avery small black kitten was lying on the top step. The girl promptly picked It up and carried it back to the kitchen whence it had escaped; but Ix>rd Roberts, so he told her afterward, would no more have touched it than if it had been a snake. Two Little Fables. Charles and William were partners in a small way tn the commission business. *avs Life. When the war broke out Wil liam went to the front, but as Charles had an uißie who was congressman he went to Washington and did important work for some contractors. After the war William came home in dusty blue clothe® and was a hero, al though he was $6 in debt. He found Charles not only engaged to the prettiest girl in the place, but with his pockets full of ready money. It is pleasant to know that republics are not always ungrateful. David was a fine old merchant. He was a ,)eaeon, a solid man, and universally respected. The civic reform club urged upon him to run for mayor, and the com mittee informed him that he would be pretty nearly unanimously elected. He weakly consented, and the respectable ele ment was delighted. They’ ran against him an unknown per son named Michael, a retired saloon-keep er. He was an ignorant man, but he knew a good deal about machines. When they counted the ballots it was by a majority of 2,293 to 158. David felt very sore and is still wonder ing how It happened. Stories like this should demonstrate that success consists in knowing how to sue ceed. \Ylint She Wanted. A fair young girl, perplexity written on her countenance, confronted the pale young mail, says the Baltimore Ameri can. He returned her gaze with the im passive stare of one who had never seen her before. Had he? Listen. What is she saying to him? In a low. well modulated voice, without the slightest trace of emotion or excite ment, she says: “I want you, dear heart. I love you, my honey. Come back, tny baby. Why did you throw me. down? The latch string’s always hanging out for you. I've shook that other man. You’re the only one I love. I don’t like no cheap man. I ain't seen no messenger boy. Oh, prom ise me, and I’ll be true to you." Was he moved? No. His face took on a broad expression, and in a careless tone he asked: "Is that all?” "Yes?” she half whispered. "Two dollars and ttjn cents, please. We are having a special sale of sheet music to-day, ond they are reduced in price. Thank you.” Then they drifted apart, she to practice rag time and he to flit from Beethoven to Williams-and-Walker all for the some salary per week. The Release of the Rose. From Frank Leslie's Popular Monthly. The rose, once Queen of a fair demesne— Breathing of love and trust— Is drooping how from her darkened bough In Ihe prison bonds of dust. Her fragile red, whence the dew has fled, Is tilled with a nameless pain: In yearning leaves how her spirit grieves For the swift release of rain! A sudden stir of the clouds for her. With the thunder’s martial boom— The lightning's flash, and the tain’s soft plash, Unlocking the gates of bloom! The rose Is bright with a new-born light, And the Joy of danger past— She lifts her head from the garden bed Like a queen re-crowned at last. '-William Hamilton Stayne. ITEMS OF INTEREST. —Corks which hav® slipped Inside bot tles can be easily extracted by a newly designed Implement. which has two handles pivoted together to control a pair of elongated jaws. which are made of strong steel and are narrow enough to pass through the neck and catch .the cork. —Advices from, the Columbia river sal mon packing Industries indicate the prob ability of a deficiency in the total pack. The scarcity of fish now in the river is pronounced abnormal by all engaged in the spring and summer season. The one redeeming feature is the fine quality and size of the catch. —The waterways of the Chinese empire are Infested with pirates and banditti who swoop down upon inoffensive merchant men. kill and plunder and hie themselves back Into the mountain fastnesses. These gangs exist throughout China, and their practices are winked at by the local offi cials, who profit by the crimes. —Year by year the rustic population of England is gradually decreasing. This ie closely depicted by the custom observed tn Lincolnshire of hiring servants and farm hands to serve for a year. On this Occasion the hiring fair has revealed that whereas a few years ago milkmaids were plentiful they are now practically un known. —Dr. Budge, the Egyptologist of the British Museum, went to Egypt recently on behalf of that institution and pur chased a quantity of native cigars. The case in which the cigars had been packed was delivered at the museum in due time, but when opened it was found (h it seven of the boxes had teen cleverly emptied of their cigars and fliied with the beans of castor oil plants. —lnspector Primrose of the Canadian Northwest mounted police has submitted his report respecting the census of Yukon to the Canadian government. The result discloses a much larger percentage of British subjects than had been suspected. Of the total of 5,404, those of British alle giance are 1.752 In number, although citi zens of the United States still predominate with 3,361. The remainder are eitizens of other countries. —The Pan-African congress, to be held in London in July, will assemble delegates not only from all the civilized districts of Africa, but from both Americas, the West Indies and, perhaps, a representative or two from the sparse and scattered negro population of Australasia. It will, in fact, take in negro representation all around the globe and give the black man anew notion of his importance and of his social and Industrial-progress wherever his sur rounding circumstances are favorable. In recent periods everybody has treated him pretty" well except the Boers and the white inhabitants of some of our Southern States, the oppressive powers of the for mer now undergoing a process of limita tion to end in their extinction altogether. —BiJlrr Chandri Pal, an East Indian tee totaler, was one of the speakers at the re cent Temperance congress in London, showing a zeal in the cause in which no traces of Oriental languor were apparent. His countrymen are an abstinent people through the force of circumstances, being too poor to afford even the cheapest stim ulating beverages, and most of them live and die faithful in practice to Ihe teeto taler’s code. Bijirr Chandri’s apostolate Is evidently in the interest of the outside pagan rather than his own people, the for mer being a sad tippler, as the goings to and fro in the earth of the Oriental re former have assured him, England being one of the best fields anywhere to be found for the study of the natural history of the species. —“Never tell me that a cat has no rea soning powers,” said a man from Cincin nati at the Waldorf the other day, ac cording to the New York Mail and Ex press. “I was out on a farm near my city recently and there saw a huge cat that actually drove the cows home when he got hungry in order to get one of the farm boys to milk a few streams into his mouth. The cat in question was so fond of milk that it went with the boys every night to get the cows, frolicking and mew ing on the way. One night the boys were too busy to get the cows at the regular hour, and so the cat went alone. Imagine the astonishment of the farmers when they saw the cow coming in from pas ture with the cat mewing in pursuit. It was looked upon as a coincidence tho first night, but when, night after night, the performance was repeated, they decided that the cat was a thinker, and so Mr. Thomas Cat has all the milk he can drink at that farm now.” —ln a paper on political reform in the Century, Gov. lloosevelt advises reform ers to disregard fanatics: It is vital that every man who is in politics, as a man ought to be, with a disinterested purpose to serve the public, should strive steadily for retotm; that he shou’d have the high est ideals. He must lead, only he must lead in the right direction, and normally he must be in sight of his followers. Cyn icism in public life is a curse, and when a man has lost the power ot enthusiasm for righteousness. It will be better for him and the country if he abandon pub lic life. Above all, the political reformer must not permit hims If to be driven from his duty of supporting what is right by any irritation at the men who, while nominally supporting the same objects, and even ridiculing him as a backslider or an “opportunist,” yet by their levity or fanaticism do damage to the cause which he really serves, and which they profess to serve. Let him disregard Ihem; for though they are, according to their ability, the foes of decent politics, yet after all. they are but weaklings, and the real and dangerous enemies of the cause he holds dear are those sinister beings who batten on the evil of our political system, and both profit by its existence, and by their own existence tend to per petuate and increase it. We must not be diverttd from our warfare with these pow erful and efficient corruptionists by irri tation at .the vain prattlers who think they are at The head of the reform forces, where as they are really wandering in bypaths in the rear. —ln etonta the sapphire is the most fashionable,* says the New York World. Its popularity started in Paris, crossed to New York, and has now reached London. It used to be suptwsed that a perfect sapphire must be of a dark, rich blue tint. Now the discovery of anew sapphire mine In the Rocky mountains, where stonea were found varying in their shades oi color from a light steel blue to ihe deep blue tint and again from a lovely ame thyst to a ruby red. has changed all that. These new sapphires have become tho rage. They touched the whole color s ale of blue, red and purple. By artificial light these sapphires shine resplendent. The newest ornament® ate made of these many colored sapphires. In a half-moon brooch the stones shade from palest blue to deep •nauve, enhanced by an Inner row of diamonds. Anew thing in watches shows the back thickly set with light blue sapphires. It is 3Upended from a scroll brooch Intrusted with mauve and ame thyst stones and is connected with double looped chains of single dark blue sap phires to a graceful tie brooch set with pale blue stones. A beautiful hair orna ment consists of three curling feathers, the cenicr one of sparkling stones, the other of brilliant light blue. They arc fled together by a bow of old-fashioned blue sapphires and their beauty Intensi fied by fronds of large single diamonds. A circular brooch Is •'ompoe<l of many rows of these stones. The ouler row la of light blue arxi the color* darken unlll the deep blue Is reached; then Ihe circle runs through mauve and amethyst down to the center, which is a high itone el a deep rich red. Jos. A. Magnus & Cos., CINC INNATI, O. SCNMEH HE SORTS. Hotel Gerard, 44th St., Near Broadway, New York. ABSOLUTELY FiKK-I’KOOF. Mod ern nnl luxurious in all Its appoint* ments. Centrally located. Cool And comfortable in summer. AMERICAN AND EUROPEAN PLAN. (Under New Management). J. P. HAMBLEN’S SONS, Proprietors. ALSO Avon Inn and Cottages, AVON, N.J. Most select resort on New Jersey coast. Bend for particular®. HOTEL NORMANDIE, BROADWAY & 38TH STS., NEW YORK. ABSOLUTELY FIRE PROOF. EUROPEAN PLAN. COOLEST HOTEL IN "TEW YORK CITY Located in the liveliest and most inter esting part ot the city; twenty principal places ot amusement within five minuted walk of the hotel • CHARLES A. ATKINS * CO. Summer Resort—Ocean Hotel, A i bury Park, N. J. GEO. L. ATKINS & SONS; BLOWING ROCK. GREEN PARK HOTEL Summit of Blue Ridge, 4,340 feet. Scen ery and climate unsurpassed, so say globe trotters. Hotel first-class in every respect. Only house on mountain with plastered walls; excellent livery; 4o miles turnpike roads on top of ridge; large -ball room, band and other Postofflcd and telegraph in hotel. Opens July L Write for leaflet and rates to Green Park Hotel Cos., Green Park, N. C. Hotel American-AdelDhi. Finest Location in SARATOGA SPRINGS. Near Mineral Springs and Batbi, OPEN JUNE TO NOVEMBER. ROOM* EN SUITE. WITH BATHS. GKO. A. FAR!*HAM, Prop. White Sulphur Springs Hotel, W AY NFS'VILLK, X. C. 50 acres beautifully shaded lawn, wonder ful mountain views, cool nights, freeston* iron and noted sulphur springs. Fine or chestra daily. House remodeled and newly furnished this season. COL. F. A. LINCOLN, Proprietor. SWEETWATER PARK ~ HOTEL AND BATHS, LITHIA SPRINGS, OA This well-known and popular resort it now open. All modern equipment. Cuisine and service unexcelled. Write for illustrated pamphlet. JAS. E. HICKEY, PTopr. Also Kimball House, Atlanta, Ga. IN TIIK GHlvlT NORTH WOODS, HOTEL DEL MONTE, S \ RAN AC LAKE, X. V. OPENS JUNK 25. under entirely new manage ment; newly furnished and renovated through out: tabic 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. CATSKILL MOUNTAIN HOUSE. July daily rate $3. Unsurpassed scen ery. Railway fare reduced. Stations, Otis Summit and Kaotcrskill. CHAS. & GIRO. H. BEACH. Mgr®., ' Catsklll, N. Y. ROCKY RIVER SPRINGS, Stanly County, N. C., Open June 1. Finest mineral water. Table supplied with the best. Band of musie. Dally mull. ’Phone connections with ell adjoin ing towns. Climate unsurpassed. Tcuriat rates Southern Railway and its branches, and Atlantic Coast Line. Write for cir cular. Address R. B. Beckwith, M. D. ( Silver, Stanly county, North Carolina. Greenbrier \\ lilte Snlphur Sprlsg,, YVest Virginia. Representative resort of the South. Open June 15. $40,000 in improvements. New sewerage, plumbing, iights, private baths and toilets. Orchestra of IS pieces. Fam ous Sulphur baths. New 9-hole golf course. 2,700 yards. Professional in charge. Write for illustrated booklet. HARRING TON MILLS, Manager. SEA GIRT, NEW JEHSEyT Beach House, right on the beach. Al ways cool. Fine accommodations. Dining room service tirst-class. Rates reasons, ble. Send for booklet. Sea Girt Is the first stop made on the coast by express trains from Philadelphia to Asbury Park and Long Branch. COAST COMPANY. AVONDALE SPRINGS. On Knoxville and Bristol Railroad, flva miles west ot Tate’s, at the base ot Clinch mountains; one of the most delightful re sorts of East Tennessee. Lithia, sulphur and chalybeate water. Reasonable rates. Address Miss C. CROZIER, .Lithia, Grain ger county, Tennessee. Git INI) ATLANTIC HOTEL, Virginia avo and Beach. Atlantic City.N.J. sth year. Most central location; highest elevation, overlooking ocean; 35u beautiful rooms, many with baths. The terms are reasonable. Write for booklet. Hotel coach es meet ail trains. CHARLES E. COPE. MELROSE, NEW YORK-78 Madison Avenue, corner 2811 ®t. Rooms with or without board. Rooms with board $7 per week: $1.25 per day and upwards. Send for circular, JOHN C. BUTLER, —DEALER IN Paints, Oils and Glass, sash. Doors, Blind* and Builder®’ Supplies, Plain and Decora tive Wall Paper, Foreign ami Domearie Cements, Lime, Plaster end Hair. Solo Agent for Abe.tlne Cold Water Paint. 20 Congress street, west, and If SL Julian struct. wast. M Morphine and Whiskey hate its Healed without peii- or confinement. Cure guaraa> teed or no pay. B H. VKAL, ktan’gr I.lthlia Springs ken itanuan Box 3. Austell, Ga