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The Indications for Georgia to-day ere
tor showers, with warmer weather In
northwest portion, and brisk southerly
winds; and for h>astern Florida, ahowers,
with brisk south to southeast winds.
With wars to tha right and to the left,
Volleying and thundering, and with poll
tiolans everywhere making tha welkin
ring, tha Charleston News and Courier
contlnuea plaotdly to talk of tire
The coloring matte! in the Philadelphia
convention was chiefly black. In the
Xausas City convention the black will be
conspicuous tor Its absence; but there
Will be a touch of color, however, Blnce
Indians and Hawaiian* will be in attend
ance. There will be a good deal of red
paint used, too, by others then the In
Many of New York’s best trees along
tbe streets that will be traversed by the
underground rapid transit system will
have to be sacrificed. It was hoped that
they could be saved by transplanting, but
the landscape gardener of the depart
ment of parks says there will not be soil
enough between .the pavement and the top
of the tunnel to sustain tha trees.
The offer of thts government of thirty
pesos each for rifles turned !n by the
Filipino Insurgents ought to Start a brisk
trade in smuggling obsolete pieces Into
the Islands. Thirty psos are equal to
about sls of American money—a very
good price for rifles that have been dis
carded by the great Powers and sold to
dealers In second-hand arms for a song.
Hx-Oov. Taylor of Kentucky is acting
very queerty for an innocent man. He
has shaved off his moustache and Is
running from place to place accompanied
by a bodyguard. Why doesn't he go home
and fac* his accusers and secure vindica
tion. if he had nothlnr to do with the
Goebel plot? The suggestion that he could
Dot gvi Juatk-s is a slander upon the
courts of Kentucky.
The moat disgusted men in New York
are Torn Sharkey and those who backed
him in his light with Rulilln. So great
• favorite was Sharkey that money was
bet on him at odds of two o one. Never
theless the sailor was hammered Into un
consciousness by his underestimated com
petitor. There is some Hmusement In see
ing the betting "talent" get the short end
of the rope sometimes.
Mr. Ileneker, a member of the British
palliament. advances anew argument in
favor of government ownership of cable
lines between Great Britain and the Unit
ed States. He says that If talk were
cheeper between the two countries there
wotihl be fewer International misunder
standings. He thinks a tariff of about !
cents per word would facilitate conversa
tion and strengthen friendship between
England nod America.
Last Sunday morning tha ClUcago
Tlmes-Heruld printed on its first page a
Washington dispatch In which It waa al
leged. on he authority of a "well-known
New York man," that Mr. Qulgg of the
Republican platform committee, received
a fee of $6,000 for substituting the word
"Isthmian" for "Nicaraguan" In the plank
of the platform relating to the tnterocean
lc canal. Mr. Qulgg baa brought suit
again—! the paper tor libel, placing bla
'fclhagv* at Jiuo.wo.
WHY THE JOI TH ASD WEST WA NT
It is somewhat remarkable that the de
mand for the nomination of former Sen
ator HU! for View President on the ticket
with Mr. Bryan, should coma from the
South end West, particularly the South.
Not only is there a strong sentiment In
the South for Mr. Hill, but also for fser
tner Senator Gorman. In an interview the
other day. Senator Money of Mississippi,
said that be favored the nomination of
Mr. Gorman for Vice President, and he
declared that many others in the South
Mr. Hill and Mr. Gorman are against
the 16 to 1 idea. Why Is it then that these
two men have a strong following In the
South for the nomination for the vice
There are probably two reasons. One,
that the South is particularly anxious to
be victorious in the election, arid it be
lieves that the Democracy must carry
New York In order to elect its ticket. It
thinks that either Mr. Hill or Mr. Gor
man would help the ticket greatly in
both New York and Maryland. Another
reason probably is, that the sentiment in
favor of the 16 to 1 idea, is not as strong
now as it was four years ago. Silver has
lost ground to such an extent that the
proposition to nominate an opponent of
it for Vice President meets with littie
opposition. Besides, it is well understood
that there is sinail chance of disturbing
the gold standard legislation during the
next four years. The South therefore
may consider it poor politics to cling to on
issue that keeps the Democrats from
uniting, when that issue cannot be made
effective even if the Democratic party is
The fact lhat Mr. Hill and Mr. Gorman
hove both said that they would not ac
cept the nomination for Vice President
under any circumstances, is not regarded
as a positive refusal. Gov, Roosevelt,
several months before the meeting of the
Republican National Convention, declared
that i) would not accept the nomination
for Vice President, and yet he Is the nom
inee of hie party for that position. If the
Democratic party shows beyond a doubt
that it wants Mr. HIM on the ticket, the
chances are that he will accept the nomi
nation for Vice President if it is made
with anything like unanimity.
The fact that Mr. Croker is understood
to be against Mr. Hill, does not count for
much. Mr. Croker Is not strong anywhere
outside of New York City. Mr. Hill has
friends in about every state. From pres
ent Indications he will rind a movement
in hi favor on his arrival In Kansas City
that Is much beyond his expectations.
CO 1,. MUTKR RENOMINATED.
The renomlnallon of Col. Lester to rep
resent the First district in Congress
means, of course, his re-election. He has
served the district well and faithfully for
a long time. He will have served it
twelve years when he shall have complet
ed his present term.
Col. Lester’s hold on his constituents
consists in the fact that he looks care
fully after their interests. In a general
way he knows what they want, and to
special matters they call his attention
with a feeling that nothing will be left
undone to comply with their requests.
Col. Lester has made a place for him
self in Congress which gives him great
Influence. He is placed on the meet im
portant committees, and he can always
depend upon getting what he wonts for
his district because of his popularity with
In h! acceptance of the nomination
yesterday he struck the keynote of the
presidential campaign when he said that
he believed that this government should
preserve what liberty we have and not
try to take away the liberties of others.
There Is no doubt that the great issue
In the presidential campaign will be im
perialism. The Democratic party Is
against waisting the blood and treasure
of the nation In bringing about a condi
tion of affairs which means empire. Mr.
Cleveland, a few days ago in an inter
view, said: “I believe that the United
States cannot afford to be a baby empire,
and that it Is high time to wake up and
pull out of the imperial business.”
There la every to think that the
dominant forces in the Republican party
are ready to develop the "baby empire"
that has been brought into existence by
the Philippine policy of that party. The
“baby empire" will be nursed into lVisty
greatness as the infant Industries have
been fostered Into the mighty trusts if
that party has Its way. Now is the time
to give the empire business a blow from
which It will not recover. Col. Lester,
from his place In Congress, Is ready and
willing to help deliver the blow.
They have "Boxers" in Boston also;
Boston, the Athens of America, where
they profess to be devoted to the doctrine
of the equality of all men, without regard
(o race or previous condition. A Chlnn
mun died ii Boston the other day, and hts
fellowcountrymen turned out to honor him
at his funeral. The Chinese were or
derly. They formed a procession and
started to march to the grave, when they
were set upon and stoned and beaten by a
mob of Boston men and boys. The out
rage was without the slightest excuse,
and no doubt grew out of race prejudice
pure and simple. "Foreign devils” are
quite as unpopular in Bcston as they are
In Tien TMn. In view of the course of
event*, it seems that it would be no
more than right for the Chinese govern
ment to send a warship or two 10 Boston
and land marines to put down the "Box
ers" and protect Chinese lives and ptop
Judge McAuley of Denver Is In favor
of regulating the length of women's
skirls by law. He says that long skirts
gather disease germs from the streets
and disseminate them in households. The
Judge Is no doubt right, except with re
spect to the need of a regulating law.
There Is no common sense In having
skirts to sweep the streets, as they do at
present. Nevertheless, whatever "fash
ion” dictates, that will the women do.
without any regard for hygiene or com
mon sense. The evolutions of "fashion"
and woman’s devotion to the mode are
There were some fifty-flve lives lost In
railway wrecks in this country last Sat
urday and Sunday. The wreck near Mc-
Donough was the most aerious that has
occurred In many years. Yet the Pitts
burg Dispatch says that, numerous as
the deaths were, mors than four times
as many prauiis ware killed last year
while tr<*ma*ln,T on tracks in
Allegheny count., alone..
THE MORNING NEWS: THURSDAY; JUNE 28. 1900.
THEY WILL TRY AGAI.V
The Prohibitionists are not dlthearienej
by tho small vote they polled liv the last
presidential election, and in previous pres
idential elections. They will meet in na
tional convention to-day for the purpose
of making a platform and a ticket.
It is doubtful If either of the great par
ties is as genuinely in earnest as the Pro
hibitionist party. It Is so certain that it
is right that its members are willing to
make all soils of sacrifices for its princi
ples. It is strange that they do not be
come convinced that, owing to the fact
that their party does not grow, there must
be something wrong with the prohibition
doctrine. Otherwise the party ought to be
able to poll thousands of votes where it
polls only hundreds.
The truth is probably that the people
are convinced that no good could bo ac
complished by a general prohibition law
until the people become educated against
the free use of intoxicants. There are
vastly more opponents of the liquor traffic
than there are Prohibitionists. The great
majority of them will be Prohibitionists
just os soon as they are satisfied that
prohibitory laws would be a good thing
for society and the country.
A wonderful change has taken place in
the drinking habits of the people. There
is not near so much drinking of strong
liquors as there was a half a century ago.
Whiskey and wines are not kept on the
sideboard to anywhere near as great an
extent now as then. Indeed, it is the ex
ception rather than the rule that intoxi
cants are offered to guests In the homes
of any class of the people.
Tho Prohibitionists, therefore, while
they are not making any progress towards
electing a President of the United States,
are doubtless doing good work in educa
ting the people against the drink habit.
Among tiiose mentioned, for the presi
dential nomination are John G. Woolley
and Hale Johnson of Illinois; Rev. Dr. S.
C. Swallow of Pennsylvania, and Walter
B. Hill of Georgia. The list of candidates
for the vice presidency is larger than lhat
for (he presidency. The inierest in the
convention is very slight.
THE CHINESE MINISTER'S PROPOSI
I is probable that the Chinese minister
at Washington was very much disappoint
ed when the President refused to agree to
his proposition that American troops
Should cease operations on Chinese soli
until LI Hung Chang could reach Pekin
and bring about a cessation of the dis
orders. The reason the proposition could
not be agreed to was evident. There was
no assurance that Li Hung Chang could
put a slop to the disorders after he had
reached the Chinese capital. Our troops
had been landed upon Chinese soil for one
purpose only, and that was to protect the
lives and property of American citizens. It
was Important that there should be no
more delay of our military forces in reach
ing the points of danger than was abso
lutely necessary. A delay of a day might
result in the loss of many lives of Ameri
Wilt- I her a similar proposition was mad
to other foreign governments was not
stated in the dispatches. It is probable
that the Chinese leaders thought that if
the United States government agreed to
the proposed armistice the other govern
ments would follow its example. Li Hung
Chang has apparently implicit confidence
In our government. In fact, he said as
much a day or two ago. He has placed
himself under the protection of the Ameri
can troops in the province in which he is
at present. The fact that the Americans
are not seeking Chinese teriitoiy makes
the Chinese disposed io trust the United
States. They are afraid that the Euro
pean Powers are influenced wholly by sel
fish motives. They believe their purpose
is to break up the Chinese empire.
The Chinese Minister expected probably
that his proposition would be refused. If
he could have given assurance that Li
Hung Chang had sufficient power to re
store order as soon as he reached Pekin
it is probable that his proposition for
what was really an armistice, would have
been viewed with mere favor. The fact
that it was refused will not be regarded
by leading men of China as an act of
hostility. They understand that what was
asked was practically impossible.
TROUBLE AMONG THE ALLIED
Already there Is ill feeling among the
allied forces in China. The English troops
do not like being commanded by Russian
oUlcers and Russian troops object to be
ing commanded by English officers. No
doubt the German, American and French
troops will protest if they have not done
so already, against being under the com
mand of any but officers belonging to
their respective services.
If the effort to rescue foreigners in
China is a prolonged one it is almost cer
tain that Jealousies will crop out be
tween the soldiers of the different na
tions, and that the efficiency of the allied
army will thus be greatly lessened. Ac
cording to the dispatches the Russian
soldiers have been acting with great
cruelty. They have been shooting down
unarmed natives without any apparent
cause. The result of such action has been
to greatly inflame the people, not only
against the Russians, but also against
the soldiers of the other Powers whose
troops are engaged In the rescue work.
Thus far there have been no Indica
tions of any other purpose on the part of
the allied armies than to rescue the Im
perilled foreigners. It will not be sur
prising, however, If It soon appears that
one or more of the Powers of Europe In
tend to enter upon a policy that will not
have the approval of the others. In that
event troublous times in China may be
No doubt the policy of our government
thus far is generally approved, though
the claim is made that the President has
exceeded his constitutional authority. It
could hardly do otherwise, however, than
take prompt steps for the protection of
the lives and property of American resi
dents In China, but after that work has
been accomplished It would be severely
condemned by the peopte if it should join
the other Powers In an effort to over
throw the Chinese empire with the view
of grabbing a portion of Chinese terri
tory. In fact. It would have difficulty In
defending itself if It should employ (he
army or navy In assisting the Chinese to
preserve the Integrity of the empire. The
people do not want the government to be
come Involved In any way in political
matters In China.
The Sulzcr boom Is the first to arrive
upon the ground at Kansas City. It will be
remembered that the Woodruff boom was
the first to put in an appearance at Phil
Whether Gov, Roosevelt should or should
not resign the governorship of New York
depends entirely upon how ho conduces
himself with respect to that office and
his candidacy for the vice presidency.
If he devotes his attention to the guber
natorial office as Mr. Cleveland did in
there is no good reason why lie
should not follow the precedent made by
that gentleman. Air. Cleveland left Al
bany only three or four times duiing the
campaign, and then only for a day or
two at a lime. Hut should Gov. Roose
velt go campaigning over (he country 10
the neglect of his duties at Albany, man
ifestly it would be proper for him to
In the constitution of the of Ore
gon there is a section which forbids “any
free negro or mulatto to come, reside or
be within the state, or to hold any real
estate, or to make any contract, or main
tain any suit therein.” An amendment to
repeal that section was voted upon in
the recent election. The Republican party
carried the state by 10,000 majority. And
the repealing amendment was defeated!
the negro continues to be ostra
cised in Oregon, by the grace of the vot
ers of the Republican party.
President Hill of the Great Northern
Railroad, looking at the matter from the
dcllars-and-eents point of view, says the
war in China will prove a “great bless
ing,” as it will result in opening up the
Oriental markets much more quickly and
thoroughly than could be done by “nat
ural processes,” and therefore creating
a demand for American manufactures.
Mr. Hill’s railroad and steamship com
panies would, of course, share In the pros
perity to follow such opening up.
Harvard is somewhat handicapped for
the race to-day, in the fact that a sub
stitute will row in the place of Capt. Hig
ginson, who suffered an accident the oth
er day. The forecast is that Yale will
win, though the “sub” is said to be a
good, strong man.
—At the Italian elections there will be
some strange parliamentaiy. candidates.
Mascagni, the composer, is going to xun
at Pesaro, and thinks he will be elected.
He intends- to join D’Annunzio in forming
a group of “Intellectuals” in the Legisla
ture. At Fermo it is proposed to put up
EJrmete Novell!, the actor.
—An amusing story is told of Gen. de
Cttfllifet. One day in the corridors of the
Chamber of Deputies he was talking to a
friend, when he suddenly heard cries
from (he chamber of “Assassin! Assas
sin!” With a laugh he said, to his friend,
“They are calling for me,” and with per
fect calm he entered and called at the top
of his voice, “Voila! Voila!”
—The present Lord Chancellor of Eng
land has come in for a rare piece of
good luck. According to historical us
age, anew great seal is minted when
anew sovereign comes to the throne, the
old one becoming the property of the
Lord Chancellor of the day. It has, how
ever, come 10 pass among other results
of the Queen’s long reign that the great
seal is so worn out as to necessitate a
now one. The order for it was given
some time ago. and the wo-k is now com
pleted. Thus, for the first time in more
than three-score years a great seal, with
all the historical associations connected
with U, reverts to tho ownership of a
—Not a Free Agent.—“ Charlie, do you
think of marrying a little woman or a big
woman?” “Well, Dave, you don’t know
a thing •bout human nature! How can I
tell? It depends entirely on what kind
of a woman takes a fancy to me.”—De
troit Free Press.
—H!s Little Joke.—ln wandering near
the sea rocks at St. Helena Gen. Cronje
picked up a piece of broken glass. “What
is this?” inquired the General. “It looks
like a piece of lamp shade,” responded his
wife. “H’m! perhaps it is the shade of
Napoleon!” One hour later the English
guards saw the joke and grinned.—Chi
—“This is a terrible oversight of yours,”
growled the city editor to the new re
porter. “How’s that?” asked the new’ re
porter, in tones that indicated a glad
ness over having committed his terrible
oversight for that day. “In your story
of the speech of the Hon. Win D. Jam
mer at (he convention, you do not say
tint he sounded the keynote of the cam
The New York Commercial (Ind.) says:
“His Excellency Wu Ting- Fang, Chinese
Minister at Washington,, has made a good
many public addresses in the United
States, more, perhaps, than any other for
eign minister. The one topic that he never
failed to touch upon was the unfriendly al
titude of the United Slates government
toward the Chinese. It came to be recog
nised us a fad of the Chinaman. The
Minister’s contention was that China was
friendly toward all peoples, welcomed
them, and all that, to Its great country,
end therefore the United States was re
turning evil for good. Since the Chinese
began killing all the foreigners they could
lay their hands on, according to report,
the Hon. Wu has said nothing on this
The Richmond Dispatch (Dem.) says:
"We guess that Mr. Bryan would like to
see our National Committee guided by a
younger and a livelier man than Mr.
Jones. Our chairman is a fine old gentle
man. and In some respects, may be a lit
tle more progressive than Mr. Bryan him
self, but he can hardly be called a hustler.
\\ hether there is to be a change In the
chairmanship or not we do not know,
but we dure say Mr. Jones will not stand
in the way when it Is apparent to the
party that'a better man for the position
can be secured."
The Charleston Post (Dem.) says:
"The Democrats of Kentucky have verj"
wisely determined to modify the infamous
Goebel election law that has brought such
shame and suffering to Kentucky and
caused the death of Its author. The Re
publicans, had they played their part
properly, oould have accomplished this
reform and scored a lasting triumph, hut
they rushed into outlawry and gave the
some to their opiwnents. who have played
every turn of It since with a masterful
The Philadelphia Record (Dem.) flays:
"Should the republic become involved
deeply in the trouble In China the antici
pated JTiUWO.OOU surplus revenue for the
current fiscal year would be subjected to
a shrinkage process severe enough to ren
der It practically Invisible. Nations with
Imperial longings accumulate debts, not
The Norfolk (Vs.) Landmark (Dem.)
says: "We In the United States cannot
afford to lough very heartily at the witti
cism about Great Britain’s being unable
to show her teeih in China beciuse they
arc In South Africa. Our teeth are in the
Philippines and Congress failed to make
Utrovlsiou tor a new sat.’*
Hill Mye and Herrmann.
When Bill Nye, in collaboration with
James Whitcomb Riley, was touring the
country as a lecturer, says Success, he
stopped at a well-known Chicago hostelry,
one evening, and was escorted to a place
in the big dining room directly across the
(able from a dark gentleman, with heavy
black mustachios and a Mephistophelian
goatee. Nye recognized his vis-a-vis as
Herrman, the magician, but. beyond a
quizzical stare, gave no sign that he knew
the eminent prestidigitator. Herrmann
was very well aware that the bald man
opposite to him was Bill Nye, but did
not indicate his recognition by word or
manner. Herrmann had, in fact, prepared
a little surprise for the humorist, and
several.others seated at (he table were in
Nye was about to lance a leaf from his
sa!3d when he espied, lying beneath it, a
superb and seintiliant diamond, set in a
very fine gold ring. Without showing the
least surprise, he lifted the ring from the
salad bowl, slipped it on his finger, con
scious all the while that every eye was
upon him. and, turning to Riley, who sat
next to him, remarked, with his dry, ini
“Strange how careless I am getting to
be in my old age, James. I am forever
leaving my jewels in unlikely places.”
Herrmann was dumfounded at the sud
den manner in which his trick had mis
carried, but he was destined for a still
greater shock, for, when the darky waiter
who presided over the table brought on
the next course, Nye turned to him and,
soberly handing him the gem-set ring,
“You are a very good waiter, Joe.”
“Yes, sah. I guess I Is, sah.”
“And you always will be a real good
“Yes, sah. I’m bound ter do ma best,
“I believe you. Joe, I believe you; and,
as an evidence of my faith in you I want
you to accept this little trifle. Wear it,
and always remember the man who most
appreciated your services.”
The darkey’s eyes bulged. Herrmann's
fork fell to the floor, and he tugged at
his great mustachios, but was far too
clever to cut in w r ith an explanation at
suc h an inopportune moment. There-were
half-suppressed titters all around the
beard during the rest of the meal, which
the professor of occult art did not appear
to enjoy. At a late hour that night Herr
mann was heard in loud argument with
the dusky recipient of the diamond ring,
trying, in two languages, to convince him
that it was all a joke on the part of Air.
Nye. Finally, after disbursing a (ip of
morel than customary liberality, Herr
mann got back his ring. He afterward
vowed the stone alone was worth $2 000,
and that Bill Nye’s nonchalant presenta
tion of it to a grinning menial had spoil
ed a whole evening's performance in
Grand mother’ll Difficulty.
She is a rich and dressy grandmother
who came over from Chicago to attend a
social function given by her daughter re
dding in Detroit, says the Detroit Free
Prest?. There was quite a house party,
and she declined to appear at dinner on
the night of her arrival..
“Are you ill, mamma?” inquired the
“No, never better in my life.” Then she
said something in strict confidence. "Now,
don’t try to argue me out of it. I’m just
as proud as I was forty years*ago. Can’t
littie Charles slip down to the telegraph
office with the message? I’ll not telephone
it or trust to a messenger boy.”
“Certainly,” and Charles was sent, af
ter having entered a noisy protest. When
dark came the old lady ventured down on
the veranda and soon asked Charles if he
had attended to that little errand.
“Course I did. Missis; a game of ball,
too, upon the Commons.”
"I hope you didn’t read what grandma
wrote?” from the mother.
“Yep. I read it. 'Twasn’t sealed up. I
laughed till I fell off my wheel.”
“That’s what I did. Went flat on the
pavement. But I can. remember every
word of it.”
“Look!” almost shrieked the grand
mother, and the boy saw' a half dollar
sparkling in in the electric light from
across the Way.
“I’ll take you,” he whooped, with his
inherited sporting proclivities, mistaking
her meaning. “It said: 'Send teeth.
Upper bureau drawer, left-hand corner.’ ”
Two of them led giandma up stairs.
No Wonder Jim Went.
An excited middle-aged lady bounced In
to a suburban police station the other
day and accosted the Inspector on duty,
says Tit Bits.
"Where’s my Jim?" she demanded.
"Beg your pardon, madam—dog, pre
sume?” said the officer.
"Don’t you dare to presume nothing of
the kind.” snapped the lady. "Dog, in
deed! No, sir, husband—my husband. He’s
missing, disappeared, decamped "
"You don’t say so?”
"Rut I’ll have you to understand that
I do say so. young man. How dare you
sit there and flatly contradict a rate
payer?—leastways the lawful wife of one.
I ll report you, sir. Do you hear that?
I ll report you! Where’s my husband.?"
"My dear madam "
"How dare you call me your dear
madam? Do you think that I came here
to bo insulted? I tell my hueband has
decamped, and you si* there like a dummy.
What do you think of that?”
"Well, madam,” responded the polite In
spector, "I haven’t the pleasure of your
husband's acquaintance, but I should Bay
he Is a very wise man. Constable Blower,
show this lady out!”
Cook’s Lost Opportunity.
Miss Maude Adame, whose real home.
Sandy-garth, is set in the midst of the
woods in an exceedingly rural part of
Long Island, tells this story of herself
and a somewhat distant neighbor, one
bill Cook, of whom she buys cattle, and to
whom the goes for all sorts of advice per
taining to the management of her modest
stock farm, says the Philadelphia Post.
Oil the occasion of her first visit to
Bill Cook, Bill knew no more of Miss Ad
ams than her name, and when she ex
pressed a desire tot a second-hand wagon
that she happened to see in the yard, he
lei her have it tor the price he would
have charged any one else. A day or two
after, when he was standing in the door
of the blacksmith's shop. Miss Adams
drove by in that identical wagon, and the
blacksmith, who is a reader of the dally
news, looked up from his anvil and re
"There goes a woman who made 1100.000
In six weeks Just by play-acting.’’
“And 1 let her have that good wagon
for s3s!’’ groaned Pill Cook.
Not Altogether Wrong.
A mother was aseisting her little boy
the other evening in the mastery of Ills
geography lesson, says Tlt-Blts, and, com
ing to the description of a desert, which
formed pert of the lesson to be remember
eel, she quoted the words of the text
book to the effect that tt was a "barren
The little fellow repeated the descrip
tive phrase after her, hut his air of m.vt
tlflcalion showed that he hadn’t the
slightest id< of the meaning conveyed
by the group of words, and, the better
to reach his youthful understanding, sho
endeavored to simplify the description by
defining it ns "a place where nothing
The boy’s fare brightened with the light
of awakened intelligence, and the mother,
proud and expectant, put the question:
"Now. Johnny, what Is a desert?"
Pu s bold head," waa the prompt re
—"How much did you pay for that
horse?" asked the ice man. "Seventy
five dollars a front foot,” answered the
*eal cMate man.—lndianapolis Press.
ITEMS OF INTEREST.
—The house at Hull. Mass., which was
once occupied by John Boyle O’Reilly, the
poet, is to be purchased by a society or
ganized for that purpose in Boston. A
portion of the cottage is to be converted
into a free library.
—For the extraction of rubber from the
rubber tree anew process consists in cut
ting up the bark and roots and soaking in
dilute sulphuric acid. This decomposes
the woody portions without affecting the
India rubber. In this way the rubber and
bark and roots are separated.
—ln Strasburg an engineer has invented
a substitute for gutta percha. In ordinary
temperatures the mass is hard like pitch,
and while not being brittle is firm against
pressure. It does not break when ham
mered, even at the freezing point. Thin
plates were subjected to the action of sea
water with good results.
—An extensive building has recently
been opened in Leeds (England) to be de
voted to the development of clorhworkerg*
research. dyeing, etc. It is th£ intention
of the Cloth workers’ company of London,
that this college should become the loid
ing and most complete example of a tex
tile and dyeing school in the world.
—New mines of lignite have been dis
covered In Germany which are of consid
erable importance; they are located at
Quadrat, in the neighborhood of Cologne.
A aeries of soundings has shown the pres
ence of a compact mass of lignite from
forty to fifty feet below the soil; the bed
extends over several hundred acres. The
extraction has commenced and at the
present time about 600 tons of briquettes
are made per day, these being used to
—The first section of the great Russian
pipe line has been completed. The pipe
runs parallel to tho Trans-Caucasian Rus
sian state railway. The section just com
pleted is 143 miles long. The pipe is of
wrought iron, lap-welded, and the internal
diameter is eight inches. It was made in
Russia from native materials. There are
three pumping stations with two pumps
in each, only one being u.sed regularly,
the other being kept a a reserve. It is
expected that 416,275,200 gallons cf oil will
be pumped per annum.
—“Superstition exists among dogs. I am
convinced,” says a woman who is par
ticularly fond of animals, according to
the New York Tribune, “for we once own
ed a dog that was a cross between a re
triever and a Gordon setter, and he a*
ways ran away if he saw a box of
matches. He simply could not endure to
see the match ignited against the box.
He seemed to think it uncanny. In the
same way this dog always sneezed when
he saw' tobacco smoke. I have ueen him
with hie nose up against the closed win
dow*. and if my brother, who was smoking
in*dde, came near the glass and blew* out
the smoke from hi% mouth to tease the
dog, Bounder would sneeze at once sev
eral times. It must have been an hys
terical affection, as the smoke could not
—A Western paper is conducting a sym
posium on the best way for mothers-in
law to gain the affections of sons-In-law
and daughters-in-law*. In point of fact,
half the misery of life for mothers-in
law* and stepmothers has been made by
the weak minded humorist of the funny
column, and the ocher half does not
exist. Which may be an Hibernicism, but
is certainly a truth. For every case in
which the daughter-in-law* is not attach*
ed to her husband’s moih r when they be
come thoroughly acquainted, there are
twenty where “grandma” or “Jack’s
mother” is called on for sympathy and
service as freely as her own mother, and
with equal certainty of receiving both.
Frequently it is the mother-in-law who
suggests to her son that his wife is look
ing t!red and needs a mon h in the coun
try. As for sons-in-law, many a dear old
woman has said of hers, “He has be n
a son to me!” If the funny man can be
suppressed there will be little trouble-
—A new and very ingenious apparatus
for testing some of the disputed points
in the well-known production of micro
scopic diamonds has be.n devised by
Majorana. The old synthetic process con
sists of embedding <he carbon In a mass
of molten Iron, and then suddenly cooling
the latter s> as to obtain an enormous
internal pressure. Majorana places a
charge of gunpowder in a very thick
walled, strong steel cylinder, the lower end
of which contains a piston, on which out
side the cylinder is a piece of carbon, so
placed that it lies in the path of an arc
between two carbon poles. Beneath this
piece of carbon is a heavy block of steel,
with a small hole just the size of the
piston rod, under which the carbon is
fastened. An arc is formed between the
carbons, until the small piece of carbon
becomes white hoi. The gunpowder in thy
cylinder above Is then exploded: the pis
ton is driven down with great force, and
pushes the white hot piece of carbon into
the hole in the heavy block of steel. The
carbon is thus put under enormous pres
sure at a very high heat. On taking the
system to pieces the carbon is found to
be partially converted into microscopic
—There are many differences of tempera
ment between colonial and home-bred
horses, says an African letter in the Lon
don Mail. The practical virtues undoubt
edly lie with the horses of the African
country. They will stand for days, as
they did at Pieter's Heights, behind their
masters, asking and receiving nothing.
They will hobble grotesquely round the
laager, snatching their subsistence where
a locust would be foiled of a meal, and
they carry their owners consistently out
of danger whenever the demand is made
of them. For veldt work they are mar
velous, tripping thirty miles a day for
da vs at a streich. But their appearance
belles them. They look like animated
birdcages, with ingeniously designed cor
nerplecea from which to hang things. As
Gen. De la Key explained the other day,
“A Boer consists of four parts—the man,
the horse, the Mauser end the bandolier
of cartridges. All are essential to tha
composition of one Boer, and the absence
of any constituent is fatal to the whole.
In the face of the enemy the man occn
sionally looks behind him to his horse.
So long as thot remains steadfast he goes
on stolidly shooting; but should it re
treat, the burgher, without apology, Im
mediately departs. The whole virtue of a
Boer’s steadiness under tire rests with
—They say the Mormon Church is grow
ing like the traditional weed; that it has
more than two thousand mission tries
working for it in nil parts of the world
writes B. S. Martin In Harper’s Weekly.’
There are two or three hundred in Can
ada, many more In the East and the
South, many more in Europe, and they are
great missionaries, too. They work hard
and draw very little pay. They seem, .oo
to believe in Mormonlsm. o nd In tov
places where they go they are abundant
ly stimulated by persecution, if ,ho
stories about ihetn are true, they arc in k
Ir.g excellent progress In di-s. minalittg the
doctrines of their church aid making
converts. The enthusiastic modern Mo -
mons are quoted * saying (hat polygamy
has really gone out of their religion an]
that when the plural wives now living
have died there won’t be any more
Maybe not. Polygamy can hardly stand
against the rise of American civilization
bin the Mormon Church in Its o.her par
ticulars may last and flourish. It acenitt
a curious heresy, but on Us practical sld
at least. It Is strong, and It seems to ex'.
cite Just as much zeal as any other re
ligion. It Is worth knowing more ebon
than most of us know. Polygamy aside
very few of u. know how far „and In wh a ,'
A„ A' llfr T fr ° m ,h Christian
religion. An American church which haa
wo hundred and fifty thousand member
4* worth some study,
Jos. A. Magnus & Co M
C INCINNATI, O.
44tli St., Near Broadway, New York.
AJISOJLI TELV FIKK-t’HOOF. Mod*
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inents. Centrall** located. Cool cu4l
comfortable in nnmmer.
AMERICAN AND EUROPEAN PLAN.
(Under New Management),
j. P. HAMBLEN’S SONS, Proprietors.
Avon Inn and Cottages,
AVON, N. J.
Most select report on New Jersey coast.
Bend for particulars.
BROADWAY & WTIi STS., NEW YORK.
ABSOLUTELY FIRE PROOF.
COOLEST HOTEL IN NEW YORK CITY
Located In the liveliest and most Inter
esting part of the city; twenty principal
places of amusement within five minutes’
walk of the hotel
CHARLES A. ATKINS ft CO.
Summer Resort—Ocean Hotel, As bury
Park. N. J. GEO. L. ATKINS & SONS.
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 liv<t*y; 45 miles turnpike
roads on top of ridge; large room,
band and other Post office
and telegraph in hotel. Opens July X.
Write for leaflet and rates to
Green Park Hotel Cos., Green Park, N. C.
Finest Location in
Neat* Mineral Springs aud Bathe,
OPEN JUNE TO NOVEMBER. ROOMS
EN SUITE, WITH BATHS.
GEO. A. FAUN HAM, Prop.
While Sulphur Springs Hotel,
NV A YNESVILLE, N. C.
50 acres beautifully shaded lawn, wonder
ful mountain views, cool nights, freestone
iron and noted sulphur springs. Fine or
chestra daily. House remodeled and newly
furnished this season.
COL. F. A. LINCOLN, Proprietor.
HOTEL m BATHS,
LITHIA SPRINGS, OA.
This well-known and popular resort is now
open. All modern equipment. Cuisine and
service unexcelled. Write for Illustrated
pamphlet. JAS. E MICKEY, Propr.
Also Kimball House, Atlanta, tia.
IX THE CHEAT XOIITH HOODS,
MOTEiL DEI- MONTE,
SARANAC LAKE. N. Y.
OPENS JUNE 25. under entirely new manage
ment; newly furnished and renovated through
out; table ami service first-class; near lake
and Hotql Ampersand; golf, tennis, billiards,
boating, fishing driving and bicycling; livery.
For booklet address J. HENRY OTIS, Sara
nac Lake. N. Y. ‘
HOI Kl Rl\ ER SPRINGS,
Stanly County, N. C.,
Open June 1.
Finest mineral water. Table supplied
with the best. Band of music. Dally
mail. ’Phone connections with all adjoin
ing towns. Climate unsurpassed. Tourist
rates Southern Railway and its branches,
and Atlantic Cease Line. Write for cir
cular. Address It. B. Beckwith, M. D.,
Silver, Stanly county, North Carolina.
Greenbrier White Sulphur Spring!,
Representative r'sort of the ■South. Open
June ID. $-10,(WO in improvements. New
sewerage, plumbing, lights, private baths
and lol>ts. Orchestra of 1C pieces. Fam
ous Sulfiiiur baths. New 9-hole golf
course, 2,7 W yards. Professional in charge.
Write for illustrated booklet. HARRING
TON MILLS, Manager.
CATSKILL MOUNTAIN HOUSE.
July dally rate s.l. Unsurpassed scen
ery. Railway fare reduced. Stations, Otis
Summit and Kaaterskill.
CHAR & GEO. H. BEACH. Mgr*.,
CatsklU, N. T.
AVONDALE springs? T
On Knoxville and Bristol Railroad, five
miles wtst of Tate’s, at the base of Clinch
mountains; one of the most delightful re
sorts of East Tennessee. Llthitt, sulphur
and chalvheato water. Reasonable rates.
Address Miss C. CROZIER, Lithla, Grain
ger county, Tennessee.
SEA GIRT. NEW JERSEY.
Beach House, right on the bet oh. Al
ways t 001. Fine accommodations. Dining
room service first-class. Hates reasono.
ble. Send for liooklct. Sea Girt is the
first stop made on the coast by express
trains from Philadelphia to Anbury Park
c 1 'l l AST I J| >.\IPANY.
GRAND ATLANTIC HOTEL,
Virginia ave and Beach,Atlantic Clty.N.J.
sth year. Most central location; highest
elevation, overlooking o<vaii; 350 beautiful
rooms, many with baths. The terms ara
reasonable. Write for booklet. Hotel coach
es meet ail trains. CHARLES E. COPE.
MELROSE. NEW YORK.—7I Madison
Avenue, corner :;Sth st. Rooms with or
without board. Rooms wllh board $7 per
week; $1.25 per day and upwards. Send for
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Paints, Olle and Glass, sash, Doors, BllndA
and Builders' Supplies, Plain and Decora
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Cement*. Lime. Planter end Hair. Sola
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