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GIVING THE BRITISH TROUBLE.
BOERS IN SMALL PARTIES HARASS
ING THE SCOLTS.
De W ft Is he Genius of All These
Guerilla Opera 1 ions—Roberts’ Col
umns Are Steadily Contracting the
Clrele of Their A*l vn nee—Boers
Still Soy They Are Ready to Hold
Ont to the Last.
London. June 27. 3:20 n. m.—The Boer
commandos in the eastern part of the
Orange River Colony ajjpear to have been
broken up by their leaders for the time
Into small parties that harass large col
umns of the British, incessantly cutting
oil scouts, sniping pickets, making a
•how of force here and there, and oewild
erlr.g the slow moving bodies.
Commandant Christian DeWet, Gen.
Steyn's principal commander, is the ge
nius of these guerilla operations. He Is
the hero on the Boer side in these last
days of hostilities.
Lord Roberts' columns are steadi y con
tracting the circle of their advance.
Transvaal officials who were interview
ad yesterday at Machadodorp by a cor
respondent of the Daily Express asserted
an intention to hold out to the last. Pres
ident Kruger will probably retire to
Wgtervalonder or Nelspiuit. His physi
cian thinks his condition of health will
not allow him to go to the high veldt.
The British prisoners at Nooit Gedacht
are now more comfortable. Large quan
tities of food and blankets have been
forwarded to them, and their enclosure
is lighted by electricity.
Pretoria telegrams say that supplies of
warm clothing are reaching Lord Rob
erts' infantry, who had been ragged and
had auffered fiom the ecld.
Commandant Gen. Botha is uncommonly
active east of Pretoria.
The Canadians are doing spelndid out
REBELLION IS AnoLT OVER.
Things Are tfniet Now in Northern
London, June 26, 11:25 p. m.—The war of
fice has received the following dispatch
from Lord Roberts:
"Pretoria Residency,June 26.—Sir Charles
Warren reports that the rebellion in Cape
Colony, north of the Orange rier, Is now
over. The last formidable body under
Commandant de Villlers, surrendered on
June 20, consisting of about 230 men, 280
horses, IS wagons, 260 titles and 100,000
rounds of ammunition.
"Gen. Baden-Powell reports that pacifi
cation is going on satisfactorily in the Rus
No Troops From South Africa.
Cape Town, June 27. I£.is officially an
nounced that no troops will leave South
Africa until the Boer war is over.
PRESENTED SCALE OF WAGES.
Coal Operators Say No Advance Will
Birmingham, Ala., June 26.—The coal
miners of Alabama to-ray presented their
•rale of wages to the operators.
The new scale demands an increase of
10 cents per ton for all coal mined and a
corresponding Increase in pay of day men.
Other demands of the miners are a two
weeks' pay day, pay in lawful currency of
<he United States, abolition of contract
labor, the employment of only union labor
and the weighing of coal before it is dump
The operators say no advance will be
granted. The present contract expires
The miners and operators meet to-mor
row to disckiss the proposed contract.
STEAMER RATES TO DROP.
Trans-Atlantic Baslama Has Not
Been What Was Expected.
New York, June 26.—The White Star
•nd Cunard lines have announced that
their winter rates to the eastward will
begin August 1 Instead of October 1, as
formerly. The change is one of the most
important in years, inasmuch as it re
duces the prices for August and Septem
ber very materially. An official of the
White Star Line is quoted to-day as say
ing the bookings for August and Sep
tember were a big disappointment, and
below those of their best season three or
four years ago.
*TWO KILLED BY LIGHTNING.
Struck Estrldge'a House After the
the Family Hail Retired.
Columbia, S. C., June 26 Last night the
residence of John E. Estridge, in ( Lancas
ter, was struck by lightning after the
family had retired. Two sisters, Misses
Helen end Maggie, 18 and 35, sleeping in
separate beds in the same room were
killed. Mr. and Mrs. Estridge and two
other children were badly shocked. The
house was wrecked.
New York, June 26.—The match of the
day in the Metropolitan tennis tourna
ment was between the Southern cham
pion. J. Parmly Paret. and R. D. Little
of Princeton. The latter was In brilliant
form, and outplayed Paret in straight sets,
the score being 6—o, 6—4. In the handicap
singles, perllmlnary round. Paret beat
H. E. Avery by default. In the first round
Paret beat J. V. Ledoux, 6—3, 6—4.
Tallahassee News Notes.
Tallahassee, Fla.. June 26.—Jacksonville
has Anew corporation, for which letters
patent were issued to-day, the E. F. Clark
Company, with a capital of SIOO,OOO, to ac
quire, receive, deal in goods, wares and
merchandise, on commission of otherwise.
Up to this date sixteen Inches of Vain
baa fallen here this month.
Dnbnqur anil Kiuux City Roml.
Dubuque, la., June 26.—Articles of In
corporation of the Dubuque and Sioux
City Railroad have been filed. The prin
cipal place of business is to be Dubuque
and the capital stock Is 115,000,000. T?.e
Dubuque and Sioux City Railroad em
braces afl of the Illinois Central and Its
branches In lowa.
Peeping; Tom Fntnlly Wounded.
Macon. June 26.—Policeman Thompson
to-day shot and probably fatally wounded
Tom Taliaferro, a negro, who, for a week
has been annoying a community on Sec
ond street by various and sundry peep
ing Tom acts. A number of white ladles
have Identified the negro who has at one
time or another insulted or frightened
Plagman Killed >n n Wreck.
Montgomery, Ala., June 26.—A freight
train on the Alabama and Florida Rail
road ran Into u washout near River Falls
M-nlght and -one man, the flagman, was
killed, and several badly Injured. No fur
French Expenses In Chinn.
. Paris, June 26.—The government will
oak the Chamber for a credit of 3.530,000
franca to cover the expenses of the troops
In China. The French cruiser Admiral
Chanter left Brest to-day for China and
the Frlnnt will said to-night.
■A. “THE QUEEN OF TABLE WATERS."
Bottled at and imported from the
Apollinaris Spring, Rhenish Prussia,
charged only with its own natural gas.
Annual Sales: 25,720,000 Bottles.
SHARKEY MET DEFEAT.
Continued from First Page.
it with him and Tom made him wabble
with a right on the jaw. Gus then swung
a right to the body that could be heard
throughout the building, but the sailor
was good yet and was rushing again when
the bell rang.
Round Eleven—Tom rushed and swung
his left to the neck. Both- steadied them
selves and Gus Jabbed his left twice to the
face. Torn responded with a right on the
jaw and Gus broke ground. Tom follow
ed and jabbed his left to the face and
upper cut his right to the chlm Both
were so tired they were hardly able lo
stand, for the aggressive sailor rushed
only to take a right swing on the jaw
that etaggvred him. Tom swung for the
body, but fell short and hit Gus on the
thigh before the close.
Round Twelve—Again Tom rushed and
landed on the body. Gus jabbed his left
to the face and eent Tom's head Ijgck.
Tom was bleeding badly from the eye
and nose. Tom rushed to a clinch end
pulled Gus across the ring. Thtty broke
and Tom sent a hard right to Ruhlin's
body. Ruhlln shifted about the ring but
met Sharkey’s rushes with left to the
body. Neither man's blows were curry
ing much force.
Round Thirteen—Tom rushed but Gus
danced about and Tom grinned. Gus
jabbed his left to the face and forcing
Sharkey to his own corner drove both
hands to the head. Tom forced his way
out and bore Gus acioss the ring and
swung a hard right to the head. Gus was
the cooler and fought cautiously. He
jabbed Tom hard on the face and hooked
his right to the head, at the same time
blocking Tom’s swings. Both were rest
ing at the bell.
Round Fourteen—Tom rushed and fell
short with his right for the body. Gus
>abbed his left to the face and almost
look Tom off his feet. Ruhlin now- seam
ed stronger and three times jolted his
right for the head. Tom was bad and
Gus banged him about with both hands
playing heavily on the head. It looked
as if he would surely go, hut by hanging
on he managed to stay the round.
The Jig Was Ip.
Round Fifteen—Tom was first up. Hb
closed, but Gus sent him away with shqgt
left and right jolts on the head. T.m
looked tired, and Gus followed him and
jabbed his head back and crossed his
right to the jaw. Tom staggered and
Ruhlin stepped In and banged him with
both hands until the sailor staggered <*
the floor. He sras up at the count, but
unable to make a defense and
again he went to the carpet from
Ruhlin's blows. With bulldog gameness
he staggered again to his feet. Gus by
this time was hardly able lo use his
hands. When Tom again regained his feet
ho staggered to the game sailor and sent
short lefts and rights to the head, that
looked as though they would not hurt a
child, but Tom was so badly done for
that he again went down under them.
Again he rose blindly to his feet and Gus
walked to him. Tom tried to clinch, but
Gu •stepped back and with a left to the
face and right hand upper-cut to lhe
jaw. Tom toppled forward, all out, and
Referee Johnny White waved Ruhlin to
his corner, while the sailor pugilist's sec
onds carried him to his corner, where he
gradua’ly revived and was soon able to
leave the ring.
BUREAU'S CHOP SUMMARY.
Wet W .Miller anil Dronglit Hare
Washington, June 2G.—The weather bu
reau’s weekly summary of crop condi
“The South Atlantic and the Central
and Eastern portions of the Gulf States,
including portions of the Central Mis
sissippi and Lower Ohio valleys, have
suffered much from heavy rains, while
ihe severe drougth over the northern por
tion of the spring wheat region continues
unbroken, only light showers having fal
len over limited areas.
"Corn has made favorable progress In
the great corn states of the central val
leys and is in a good state of cultivation,
except in portions of the Central Mis
lssippl and Ohio valleys, where many
fields are weedy. In the Southern States
erst of the Mississippi river corn has suf
fered seriously from excessive rains and
is badly in need of cultivation.
“Except in Texas and Oklahoma, cotton
has experienced very unfavorable weather
conditions and the crop Is generally very
grassy, rust and lice being extensively
reported throughout the central and east
ern portions of the cotton belt. Too rapid
growth is reported from the central por
tions of the belt, while growth has been
checked by low temperatures In North
Carolina. Some fields in bottom lands in
Mississippi and Tennessee have been
abandoned. In Texas the bulk of the crop
is now clean and a general improvement
is reported, except in some portions of
the eastern and central portions of the
state, where fields have'been abandoned
on account of grass. 801 l weevil Is caus
ing damage in Southern Texas, In the
upland lands of Tennesste and portions
of Eastern South Carolina cotton Is gen
erally In good condition.
“The week has been very favorable
to tobacco, except over portions of West
ern Kentucky and Tennessee, where It
has suffered from heavy rains.”
Origin of “Cracker”
Ga.. June 25.—Lately we
read a communication In the News giving
a definition of the word "cracker.” We
are pleased to add another given us by a
South Carolina gentleman years ago—“be
fore the war."
Charleston was then, as she is to-day,
the center of traffic for South Carolina and
parts of Georgia. The wagons poured Into
her streets from all outlying settlements
in the backwoods, and nearer. The team
sters for these numerous wagons were
generally equipped with a stout whip
made of thongs of raw hide plaited Into a
round lash. The roads were buggy and
rough and the streets had no pavements,
so the delinquent horses, mules and oxen
had an Incessant cracking In their cars to
“perten 'em up.” and the backwoodsmen
was dubbed "cracker” ever afterward.
Baltimore ut Sties.
Sue*. June 26.—'The United States
cruiser Baltimore, with R"ar Admiral
Watson on board, en route for home has
Prof. Francis Walker, at present head
of the department of political and social
science In the University of Colorado, Is
to income head of the same department In
Western Reserve University in. Septem
ber. Dr. Walker is the grandson of Atmsi
Walker and the son of Francis A. Walker,
who was for yearn the president of the
Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
From that Institution ha received his first
degree. He then look a graduate course
at Columbia, where he received the doc
tor's degree In 1893. He has served as a
member of the Massachusetts Board to
Investigate the Condition of the Unera
THE MORNING NEWS: WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27, 1900.
ADDRESS OF BOER ENVOYS.
SATISFIED THEY HAVE SYMPATHY
They Cliirge Great Britain With
Violating Her ('ledges to the Two
Republic**—Efforts of South Afri
can Lengne Were Directed to
Their Dentrnotion—-lioern May Re
Forced to Surrender bnt They Will
Never Be Conquered.
New York, June 26.—The Boer envoys
who have been in this country for the
past two months, to-day issued an ad
dress to the peoi>le of the United States.
After expressing regret at their inabil
ity to accept many of the invitations ex
tended to them they expressed their
thanks to the American public for the
“deep sympathy they have shown for the
cause of the struggling republics.’*
The address says:
“We now feel convinced that the boast
ful allegation of the colonial secretary
and other British statesmen that the citi
zens of this great country sympathized
with the British empire, in its attempt to
crush the liberty and independence of our
two small states is absolutely devoid of
The address then goes at great length
into the history of the relations between
Great Britain and the Boers, which it
characterizes as “one of violated faith
and broken pledges cloaked under the dis
play of magnanimous and irreproachable
The address declares that the capitalists
control the press of South Africa and £hat
the editors of those subsidized Journals
were a pointed special correspondents of
the principal London dailies. The broad
charge is made that Mr. Chamberlain’s re
vival of the suzerainty claim in 1897, his
publid utterances, Sir Alfred Milner’s
speeches and inflammatory dispatches and
the efforts of the South African League
tinder the presidency of Cecil Rhodes, were
all directed toward the ultimate destruc
tion of the two Dutch republics.
% Taking up the campaign to date the ad
“The Boers may be in the end defeated,
by overwhelming numbers and may ulti
mately be forced to surrender, owing to
difficulty of securing ammunition and pro
visions, but the conduct of the present
war, as well as the history of the iast 103
years justifies us irv saying that they will
never be conquered.”
The address concludes by saying that
the envoys do not ask the direct or forci
ble intervention of the United States, but
a continuance of public sympathy and
WHERE ACROBATA LEARN TRICKS.
Many of Them IJeeame Proficient In
Sawmill* of the Northwest.
From the New York Herald.
Where do all the acrobats and tumblers
come from? Where do they learn their
trade? There is no school, as such, for
the training of men who imperil their
lives for a living. An old acrobat solved
these questions when he told where he
had learned to leap and turn springs in
the air and fall on the back of his neck
without injuring himself. Most of the cir
cus acrobats and not a few of the rough
and tumble comedians of the stage, who
have graduated from the ring, were rear
ed and learned the rudiments of their
business in the lumber towns of the North
west. In the "business” these are known
as “sawdust towns,” on account of the
sawmills, which are their chief industry.
There are many of these in Wisconsin
and Michigan and several in lowa that
have turned out the bulk of the acrobats
and tumblers in the business.
In the “sawdusit towns” the small boys
have exceptional facilities for learning to
turn somersaults and handsprings In the
great beds of sawdust that surround the
mills. Soon they begin to try the more
difficult feats they see done in the shows
that visit the towns. After school hours
they tumble until it is time to go home
and do the "chores.” From out of them
all there generally rise two or three boys
who get the knack of the acrobatic feats,
and these work in constant rivalry, each
trying to excell the other.
One day along comes a circus and the
best boy tumbler applies for a Job and
shows what he can do. Perhaps he ts giv
en a chance as a "top mounter," or the
top man in a pyramid act, because he is
light and active. When he gets older,
heavier and stronger he may become ati
"understander," or one of the men who
help to hold a mountain of men on their
shoulders. And thus he gets into the show
business. If he works hard and studies,
he may become a good acrobat In time
But he got his start on a sawdust pile.
An Army's Hssgngr.
From Cassell’s MugajjJne.
There ts no greater contrast furnished
than that of our army service wagons as
they are now employed taking stores to
the front with a colonial ox wagon. They
both break down sometimes or get rutted,
and in that case the heavier wheels of
the Dutch wagons have the advantage.
We have gained a great deal by the use
of traction engines, which have proved
themselves of great value, though at one
time they were strongly opposed by the
military authorities. Mention should be
made of the excellent use to which our
field bakeries have been put. They are
erected with great care, and provide a
constant supply of good bread. Now, a
man on the march will not do badly If
he gets even passable bread. It was nil
that Najoleon dreamed of furnishing for
his men, and they had to forage further
for themselves. Troops nowadays are fed
and looked after in u way which would
surprise the Little Qprporai. In India
elephants are mainly relied upon for
transport, their intelligence making them
of the utmost value, especially as they
can carry heavy loads (seven to nine hun
dredweight), march at a regular pace over
almost any country, doing an average of
eight hour* u day, and requiring little
rest. The only difficulty Is that, like Eng
lishmen, they require the right food, and
that regularly; and, as may be Imagined,
their commissariat is considerable.
Wheaten cakes, rice and green food are
their sustenance, and it naturally varies
according to size—a 12-foot tusker need
ing dally about five and one-half hun
dredweight, of which only two stone Is
rice. A friend of the writer said he al
ways appreciated the "hathl,” or ele
phant, nfter hts first day on parade with
a heavy battery in India. A friend told
him if he heard on elephant trumpet to
go on without waiting to know why; and
the advlco proved good, for a gun ele
phant got loose, and the first he knew
of It was hearing It trumpet behind him.
He went, with the tusker after him—
neither was seen on parade that day; and
olthough he fortunately escaped, It was a
%wy good warning to him.
SOMETHING NEW ABOIT VENTS.
How It Ha* Been Learned That Ita
Day Resemble* Oar*.
From the London Mail.
An accomplished astronomer has Just
made a discovery in the heavens which
merits our close attention, for it amplifies
our knowledge of the condition of an in
teresting neighboring world. That neigh
boring world is the beautiful planet Ven
us, and that the disovery should have
been made just now will occasion no sur
prise to any one who has watched the
brilliant orb which has for weeks been
adorning our evening sky.
Venus possesses a special and particular
interest from the circumstance that it is a
globe W'hioh in many rtspecAs has a start
ling resemblance to our own earth. To
begin with, the beautiful evening star is
almost exactly the same size os the
globe on which we dwell. The number
of miles traversed in making a voyage
around the equator of the earth would
be almost identical with the number of
miles which would make an equatorial
girdle for Ve/ius. Nor does the re
semblance between the earth and the
planet consist merely in, their equal size.
The two globes have practically the same
If we imagine a pair of weighing scales
so mighty that Venus could be put into
one pan and the earth into the other, no
great difference would be perceived be
tween the weight of the two celestial
orbs. Two billiard balls which had no
greater proportional dififorence in size
and weight than the earth and Venus
would be practically indistinguishable.
The resemblance between these twin plan
ets has, however, been carried much
further by the interesting discovery which
has just been announced to astronomers,
and which I shall now' attempt to de
To a planet which may be the abode of
life, one of the most important conditions
will be the succession of day and .light.
Whenever the question as to the resem
blance of another world to our earth is
raised it is natural to consider howr far
the Inhabitants of such a world, if in
habitantu there be, resemble ourselves in
the enjoyment of the alterations of a day
when the sun is in the skies with & night
when the sun Is below the horizon. The
change from day to night, the change from
night to day, are, of course, consequences
of the rotation of the planet on its axis.
We destre to learn how far the period
which the planet requires to complete each
turn may agree or disagree w-ith the time
required by the earth for a like move
ment. To put the matter more definitely,
we may inquire how far the period re
quired by Venus to rotate on its axis cor
responds with that i>eriod of twenty-four
hours and fifty-six minutes, which ex
presses the time taken by the earth to
complete one revolution about il axis.
The determination of the length of the
day and the length of the night to which
the inhabitants of Mars must accommo
date their domestic arrangements has nev
er admitted of much doubt. Indeed, we
know the length of the day on Mais to a
single second of time. This determina
tion has l>een made so accurately because
the marks on Mars ore clear enough to
be precisely identified. After the laps* of
years, or after the lapse of even centu
ries, those marks are still to be seen, with
out any doubt whatever, in each revolu
tion of the planet. But for the study of
the length of day and the length of night
on Venus the face of the beautiful even
ing star offers no such facility. This
globe has no well-marked feature*: there
are no definite spots to sully the brilliant
mantle of sunbeams characteristic of the
One very eminent astronomer thought
that the day in Venus must be enormously
long; must, in fact, last for about fifteen
weeks, while the night which succeeded it
had to last for fifteen weeks more. The
discrepancy showed that the marks on the
planet’s globe were not sufficiently defi
nite to solve the problem. SuJh marks
as could be seen with more or less dis
tinctness were most probably merely
clouds In the atmosphere of the planet,
and consequently had no permanence.
Some other method of solving the problem
not exposed to such difficulties wag clear
A totally new method of attacking the
question has been applied to Venus dur
ing the present apparition by the astrono
mer Belopolski. He lias abandoned alto
gether the search for permanent marks
on the planet. As the planet turns round
one edge comes toward us and the other
edge goes from us. If the period be the
short one, like our own day, then the edge
which is advancing toward u* will move
more rapidly than it would be moving if
the period were to be expressed by months.
It is easy to see that by determining the
rale at which the advancing edge is com
ing toward us it is possible to calculate
what the duration of the whole rotation
A beautiful new process permits this to
be done. Belopolski found that the edge
of the planet coming toward the earth
is moving faster than it would be If the
long period of rotation were adopted, and
he has therefore determined that we must
accept the short period. Thus a most
difficult question has been set at rest. To
the other analogies between the earth and
its twin globe. Venus we have now’ to add
that the day and night for any inhabitant
on that world succeed each other in much
the s;ime fashion as day and night suc
ceed each other on this earth.
Ancient inn Dinl*.
E. Walter Maunder, In Knowledge,
It Is probable that the earliest sun dial
was simply the spear of some nomad
chief stuck upright in the ground before
his tent. Among those desert wanderers,
keen to observe their surroundings. It
would not be a difficult thing to notice
that the shadow shortened as the sun
rose higher in the sky and that the short
ened shadow always pointed In the same
direction—north. The recognition would
have followed very soon that this noon
day shadow changed In Its length from
day to day, A six-foot spear would give
a shadow at noonday In latitude 40 de
grees of twelve feet at one time of the
year, of less than two feet at another.
This instrument, so simple, so easily car
ried, as easily set up, may well have be
gun the scienrific study of astronomy, for
it lent Itself to measurement, und science
is measurement; and probably we see It
expressed in permanent form in the obe
lisks of Egyptian solar temples, though
these no doubt were retained merely as
solar emblems ages after their use as
actual insiruments of observation had
ceased. An upright stick, carefully
plumbed, standing on some level surface,
may, therefore, well make the first ad
vance upon the natural horizon. A knob
at the top of the stick will be found to
render the shaelow more easily observed.
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must be boiled quite a long time In order
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she adopted It and Is now using it entire
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ups,' are delighted with It.
"I was formerly troubled with kidney
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peared since I have been using Postum
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GERMANY UNWILLING TO SADDLE
IT UPON CHINA.
no Cttnne to liupnte Bad Faith
to the Chtiieae Government—-Ger
many Wbliei fo Act in Harmony
With All the Powers Berlin
Papers Regard the Situation an
Berlin, June 26.—1 t is evident that Ger
many ha* been Interchanging opinions
with Russia and other Powers during the
last twenty-four hours, and that the for
eign offices have been receiving new' in
structions from Count von Buelow, Min
ister of Foreign Affairs, who is still hav
ing hourly conferences with Emperor
William at Kiel. Asa result Germany
takes the position outlined this evening
by a high official of the fore'gn office as
“The government does not yet see any
cause to impute bad faith to the Chinese
government and to saddle the responsibil
ity upon Pekin for the participation of
Chinese troops in the Boxer excesses. At
least all reliable news received here thus*
far leaves the question of responsibility
still open. This view is shared by other
Powers. For the same reason the ques
tion of dethroning the Empress has not
yet been discussed between the Powers. ’
The correspondent of the Associated
Press asked the officinl whether, in ease
the complicity of the Chinese government
will be proved and Russia should till
persist in maintaining that as a state
of war did not exist and that the Em
press should be retained, Germany would
continue to side with Russia.
“Germany,” the official replied, “wishes
to act in harmony with all the Powers
rather than to forward the individual
alms of any one.’ r
The official added that no policy has
yet been, agreed upon by the Powers as
to what course to pursue should it be
found that the ministers at Pekin had
been murdered and when the corresjjond
ent suggested that the pacific assurance
of the Chinese ministers ut European cap.
ltals w'ere of doubtful veracity, he re
“Germany has no .v.ftans of determining
the truth or faluity of such assurances.”
The Berlin papers take a dispassionate
view of the situation, but they agree re
garding its gravity.
The semi-official Neuesfe Nachrlchton
insists that provision be made for large
trans-marine troops in the future. To
this the Frefssinmge Zcitung replies:
“The question whether the Kaiser can
order any troope forming part of the reg
ular army to go beyond the peas involves
a modification of the constitution of the
A BISHOP’S JOKE BOOK.
Wnlshnni Hon'* Kcrle*la*t Icnl “Joe
.Miller** l*nhll*bed PoNthuniotisly.
From the London News.
Bishop Walshara How’s son has pre
sented the public with a singular, but
by no means unwelcome, memorial of his
pious father. The Bishop was not only
a good and u learned man; he win happy
one, and, says his son, "he never could
help seeing ihe funny side of things." He
thought the funny things worth noting
down. He called them "Ecclesiastical
Jottings.” He had them handsomely
bound in red leather one day, and made
his son a present of them, with a hint
that they might in due time make a book.
So a book they have become, a sort of
Episcopal Joe Miller, or as It would
have better pleased the collector to have
them called, a second Dean Ramsay. For
our part, We hope they may play the
proper part of good sortes and elicit others
to call them. Some of our clerical corre
spondents have been engaged In very seri
ous controversies lately. Can they re
lax a little now and allow themselves aii
Interval of play? Can they tell as good
stories as Bishop Walshnm How, or bet
ter ones than he has lold? They might
say if they have anything to equal tills
suggestive description by a parishioner
of a hymn of praise:
"Tne old man and me never go to bed,
sir, without singing the evening hymn.
Not that I’ve got any voice left, for I
haven’t: and as for him, he's like a bee
in a bottle; and then he don't humor
the tune, for he don't rightly know one
tune from another, and he can't remem
ber the words, neither; so when he leaves
out a word I puls It In, and when I can't
sing, I dances, and so we gets through It
The following will be hard to beat for
audacious humor at the expense of the
High, Low, Broad.
"Dr. B. of Oswestry has three horses
which he has named High Church, Low
Church, and Broad Church. The reason
he gives is that the first is always on bis
knees, the second never, and as for the
third you never know whai he will do
There have been many arguments for
and against the reading of sermons. When
an argument by anecdote ega nst the
practice should next lie wanted, how
about the following as a dreadful warn
Cost of ■ Borrowed Sermon.
"A shy. nervous clergyman near Brad
ford was about lo help a friend by read
ing the prayers, when a message came to
say that a neighboring Incumbent was
taken 111 and to ask for help. The rector
could not go, so the friend had to be s-nt.
but, having no sermon with him, he bor
rowed one from the rector, who wrote a
clear, good hand. He selected one well
written, of which the subject wgs ‘The
•'•l ue ol T‘ m ) an<l mean) to read jl oyer
on the way. but eventually did not like
to do so as he sat beside a servant who
drove him over. So It happened that he
had to real it for the first time in the pul
pit. He got on very well till he came to
a sentence saying thai. as the parish pos
sesesd no church clock, it was his inten
tion to present one. He wus too .ner
vous to omit the sentence, and (I was as
sured at Bradford) did actually present
the promised clock, which cost £7O.
Love, Honor. And——.
No clerical anecdote book would be com
plete without marriage stories. Bishop
How had several such anecdotes. The
following Is perhaps the best:
“The rector of Thornhill, near Dews
bury, on one occasion coulJ not get the
woman to say ‘obey,* in the marriage ser
vice, and he reiK**ied the word v.ith a
strong stress on each syllable, saying,
‘You must say, O-bey.* Whereupon the
man interfered und said, 'Never mind, po
on, parson. “I'll mak her say “O” by
and by.’ *’
The Iron l)nkr.
Here is a reminiscence of the great
Duke of Wellington:
At a church of Struthfieldsaye, whore
the Duke of Wellington wan a regular at
tendant. a stranger was preaching, and
the verger when he ended came up the
stairs, opened the pulpit door a little way,
slammed it to, and then opened It wde
for the preacher to go out. He asgtd in
the vestry why he had shut the door
again while opening it, and the verger
*iaid: “We always do that, sir, to wake
There are many anecdotes about chil
dren and some specially good ones about
A mother, whose little girl knelt to
pray when she took her p'ace in church
without having he. n taught any prayer
to say at that time, asked what she said.
The little girl sail sne always prayed
that there might be no Litany. A boy
who said his piayers at night, said he did
not say them in th morning because a
strong boy of nine like him ought to be
able to take care of himself In the day
The Bishop also repeats an Indian teach
er's story of the European boy s answer
as to the meaning of faith—" When you
believe something you are quite sure isn't
This sounds modern:
Teacher—Why d.d hide Moses in
Answer—Because they didn’t want him
to be vaccinated.
The children have to hear a good deal
like the curates, but there are sometimes
laughable answers from other folk. This
one is surely not unconscious wit :
The Vice President <t the Liverpool Ph't
omathie Soci ty vouches fjr the story that
in answer to the question “Define a para
ble.” an examine.- wrote. “A parable is
a heavenly story with no earthly mean
Among stories of Dr. Magee it is told
that when he was Bishop of / terborough
he was walking with the Bishop cf Here
ford by the Wye. and said: “If you will
give me your river I will give you my
See.” There Is this other story also In
Hi-hop Howe's co lection:
"A lady wi o was a great admirer of a
certain preacher took Bishop Magee with
her lo hear him, and asked him after
ward what he thought of the sermon, "It
was very long, 1 ' the Bishop said. 'Yes,'
said the lady, 'bui there was a saint in
the pulp,!.' 'And a martyr in the pew, *
rejolntd the Blshcp.
Among the Bishop's Yorkshire stories is
the following, which we have heard be
fore, but surely attributed more correctly
to Tynes de:
"A Yorkshire clergyman the other day,
vlsitlrg a poor man who had just lost his
little boy, endeavored to console him. '1 he
poor man burst into tears, and In the
midst of his sobs excla m and: "If ’twarna
agin t' law a should ha' liked to have f
little beggar stoofed.’ ”
Yorkshire may have this one:
“A Yorkshire man (the s ory Is told of
Eirstall) who had a scolding wife met a
mate one morning who looked rather sad,
and asked him whnt was the mailer. The
ether sail, 'I hav lost my old missus.'
To this the former replied, ‘l'll swan my
wick un for your dead un, and pay t’
funeral expenses, tool’ ”
These samples will suffice to Indicate
the nature of the Bishop's note book,
which his son lias published under 'the
title, "Lighter Moments.”
From Good Words.
Charles Dickens assumed the editorship
of the Dally News with buoyant spirit,
but the vexations of his position bothered
him exceedingly, and he quickly resign
ed the editorship, "tired to death, und
quite worn out.” Hypersensitive. the
novelist was of different fiber fo Delune
mid Chenery of the Times. Outwardly
both these men bore dilemma lightly.
Under Chenery's control the Times was
looked upon as a mighty machine without
FRENCH CLARET WINES, and
GERMAN RHINE and MOSELLE WINES
and FRENCH COGNAC BRANDIES.
All these fine Wines and Liquors are Imported by us In glass direct from
Ihe growers In Europe.
Our St. Jullen Claret Wine from Everest, Dupont £ Cos of Bordeaux,
France, is one of their specialties, and one at extremely low price.
The Chateaux Leovtlle, one of their superior Claret Wines, well known all
over the United States.
We also carry In bond Claret Wires from this celebrated firm In casks.
Our Rhine and Moselle Wines are Imported from Martin Dauts, Frank*
tort, Germany, are Ilia beet that coma to the United States.
BODENHEIM is very fine end cheap.
NIERSTF.IN also very good.
RUPESHEIM very choice.
RACBNTHAL. selected grapee, very elegant.
LIEBFRANMILCH. quite celebrated.
MARCOHRUNNER CABINET .legant and rare.
YOHANNISBURGER Is perfection.
SPARKLING HOCK SPARKLING MOSELLE. 6PARF.UNQ MUBCA
TEL.LK and FINE FRENCH COGNAC BRANDIES.
Special Brandies are Imported direct from France by us, In cases and cask*.
t LIPP/VYAIN BROTHERS.
sentient being; and on the announcement
of Chenery’s marriage, Kinglakc remark
ed: “Heavens! that bring* the Times in
relation with humanity.” Chenery was
not ho closely in touch w‘<h the world
as Delane, who possessed the news-get
ting instinct and never lost an oppor
tunity. For Instance, while out dining
one night the latter entered into conver
sation with Sir William Gull. “By the
wny," said the eminent physician,
"Northbrook has been asking me if I
thought the climate of India would suit
At the time Lord Muyo had been as
sassinated Mr. Gladstone was premier,
and speculation was rife as to Lord
Mayo’s successor. Sir William Gull’s
chance observation Impressed Delane. He
turned it over in his mind till its sig
nificance flashed upon him. The next
day's Issue of ihe Times contained the
authoritative statement that Lord North
brook had been appointed Viceroy of In
dia. and no doubt Mr. Gladstone himself
wondered how the lending Journal had dis
covered his secret. Delane had a shrewd
idea of the qualities required in am edi
tor. He was of sound Judgment; neither
fussy nor tantalizing. He could adopt
a sensible policy, and knew how to deal
with his contributors. He lived In so
ciety, whs aware of many a move In di
plomacy, politics and social life, and ob
tained for his paper much exclusive in
telligence that Increased its Influence.
EGGS IN COLD STORAGE!.
lloiv They Are Kept l>y the Million
for I no in the Winter Month*.
From the Kansas City Star.
Half a million dollars is a large sum of
money to be invested In so small and ap
parently insignificant a commodity as
eggs, yet that represen*s approximately
the value of the eggs being plaMd In the
cold storage warehouses of Kansas City
this spring. The season is now at its
bight, and before Ihe close about 130.000
case*, each containing thirty dozen egga,
will bo laid away for next winter's u*e.
This is a much larger quantity than was
ever stored here before. Last spring
about 80,000 cases were stored In Kan c as
City warehouses. The increase is remark
able for the reason that f w dealers made
any profit in Their venture last season,
while the majority lesi 12 to $3 on every-
CBS - stored. One explanation of the in
ereaso Is that outside dealers and specula
ters are looking with more favor on Kan
sas City as a rtorlng pilni and as a mar
ket where th y can dispose of their hold
ings most satisfactorily.
There are many interesting details in
egg handling which are but slightly
known to the average consumer of poach
ed eggs and omelets. Few people realize
the number of different hands an egg
passes through on Its Journey from the
nest where tt was isid In the farmyard
of the country to the dining room where
li is eaten in the city. The importance
cf eggs for use In the arts and their com
mercial Importance oulsid? of their value
as a food product are Interesting. Cand-
Ilrg ergs is un im| orient feature of the
storage season. It is eimp e process of
holding an egg to the light In a dark
rocm for (he purpose of determining all '
its quality. Handlers, who store eggs,
have learned by experience the necessity
for eliminating all except the largeat.
e’eanest nnd fre-hest eggs from case*
which are to be carried In storage for
several months, ('hares A. Molcr, hnd
randier at Armour’s, has from ten to ihlr
tv men working under his direction
throughout the season. The candling room
is long ond narrow, with benches fitted
uo around the wall. At short intervale
electric lights are strung from the ceil
Tho room has no windows and the Ilzht*
a-c so constructed that o-ly a rny of light
Is admitted. Sttandlng before the, light a
workman examines <aeh egg by ho'ding
It up to the lighi. If the ray shines
through (he egg elesrly ft Is all right as
far as quality Is concerned. Cleanliness
nnd sire are two Important conditions to
lie reckoned, nnd eggs must met ail the
requln men s before they will be accepted
for storage. The atKntlon paid to cand
ling has increase I rash season. A few
vears ago the only candling rooms In
Kansas City were sma'l inclosed spaces
In the rear of commlssidn houses, where
only one man c-u’d work at a time. Now
many men consider egg candling -their
regular trade, gnd experts are well paid
for their care and efficiency. No one can
trll whcf-er they have sllrhted their work
until next wlntrr, when the rggs are tak
en out of Storage The overlooking of one
d-caved egg may cause the eggs of the
whole case to decay, and one case of bad
eggs would spoil dozens.
Af:er the eggs have been candled and
selected and packed In new white wood
cases, they are placed In storage rooms
where a tempeature of SI degrees Fah
r nhelt is maintained. They are held In
that temperature until taken, out next