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No. 231. F. and A. M.
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ident; Something New, A. M. & C. W.
West; Notice of Dissolution, J. H. & K.
vi. Badenhoop; Where. Are the Lots? C.
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Some People Don't Understand About the
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Splendid Launch to Be Disposed Of; The
Advantage of Buying From the Chatham
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The indications for Georgia to-day are
partly cloudy weather, with light to fresh
northerly winds, and for Eastern Florida,
generally fair weather, with light to fresh
Bulier has at last arrived in Pretoria,
more than six months after the Christ
mas dinner was served.
Klgnor Crispl. the Italian statesman,
thinks current affairs in China are but the
prologue to the greatest drama of modern
Towne says his course “is clear;” nev
ertheless it Is a matter of considerable
difficulty to guess what he is going to do
In the marer of the vice presidential nom
The New York Herald and Times have
declar'd against Bryan, That, however,
Is ot likely to make a great deal of
difference. Neither paper was previously
In favor of him.
The Deeds that France la sending to
China is understood to be very different
from the dudee that the United States
sent to Cuba and Great Britain has been
sending to South Africa.
In .Massachusetts a court lias decided
that if a man want® to work nine, ten,
tdeven or twelve hours a day, or even a
longer time, he is at liberty to do so, the
eight-hour law to the contrary notwith
There ere two surviving ex-Presidents,
Mr. Cleveland and Gen. Harrison, and
two surviving ex-Vice Presidents, Mr.
Stevenson and Mr. Devi P. Morton. After
next March there will be probably only
one ex-Vloe President left.
No less than five expeditions in addition
to that of the Duke of Abruzzi are about to
Start for the polar regions to search for
Andre* the balloonist. It seems hard for
the scientists to bring themselves to the
belief that Andree his perished.
Li Hung Chang was not known outside
of China until after the Taiplug rebel
lion had been put down. The man who
furnished the brains for the suppression
of that uprising was "Chinese'* Gordon.
There seems to be the need of another
Gordon in China at the present Juncture,
to preserve and enhance the reputation
of old Li Hung Chang, or to build a
reputation for some new heathen.
In a Philadelphia Justice court tho other
day a youth was arraigned for policy writ
ing. Upon the examination it transpired
that he had never heard of God, in the
true sense, and did not know the differ
ence between the Bible and an almunacl
Nevertheless,'there are thousands of per
sons in the city of Philadelphia and state
of Pennsylvania who annually contribute
money for foreign missions, giving little,
If any. attention to the heathen within
their own commonwealth. If more at
tention were given to the civilizing of
the people of our own country, and lees
to Chine, It would probably be better for
It is not known just what Japan it* to
: receive for restoring order in China in the
event she succeed? in the undertaking, but
It is safe to say that she ha not entered
upon the task without a definite under
standing. It will be recalled that after
her victorious war with China a few
years ago, she was* prevented from taking
a part of Corea by Russia, France and
Germany. These three Powers wrote her
a Joint rote, in which they pointed out
I that it would be well for her to be satis
fied with Formosa. She had to yield to
superior force, but she did not do so with
She Is able to send a large number of
troops to China quickly, and what is
needed Is prompt action. If pet mission
had been given her to undertake to restore
order as soon as it became evident that
the Boxer movement threatened the de
struction of all foreigners, the uprishing
might not have reached its present pro
portions. Russia, however, objected to
giving Japan a free hand in China. She
was jealous of her. Why she ha** finally
consented that Japan shall undertake the
w'ork of restoring order is not apparent.
Doubtless she has become convinced that
being under on agreement with all of the
Christian Powers, Japan Is not likely to
do anything that would in any wise jeop
ardize Russian interests.
The work of restoring order may prove
far greater than it is expected to be. In
deed, it may turn out that China Is far
stronger liom a military point of view
than ehe was when she was at war with
Japan. In that war the Chinese did not
appear to be very much interested. They
did not seem to care whether the Japan
ese were driven from their boll or not.
Now they appear to be united in the pur
pose to drive foreigners from their coun
try. fcome of the better class of the Chi
nese pretend not to share in this hatred
of foreigners. It may be that they are
sincere, but it Is certain that the great
majority of the people hate foreigners
and are ready to light to get them out of
It it* practically impossible, however, to
get the Chinese to unite under one leader.
Prince Tuan, who has usurped authority
at Pekin, and who is said to be the lead
ers of tho Boxers, will find it difficult to
maintain his position. Indeed, -It is said
that already anew leader has come for
ward and started a counter revolution.
This is Prince Ching. There is no reason
for supposing that he has any more lik
ing for foreigners than Prince Tuan, but
if reports are correct he is undertaking to
protect the ministers in Pekin and other
foreigners in that city. If the Chinese are
fighting among themselves the task of
restoring order may be a much easier one
than It would otherwise be.
THE GOEBEL TRIALS.
The trial of the persons accused of the
murder of Gov. "William Goebel of Ken
tucky began In Georgetown in that state
yesterday. There are several defendants.
It seems that it is the purpose of the
slate to try them separately. Caleb Pow
ers, who was secretary of state under the
Taylor regime, is to be tried first.
There is deep interest in these cases not
only in Kentucky, but throughout the en
tire country. It is not improbable that
they will have some bearing upon the
presidential election. It la within the
bounds of probability that the result of
the election will be determined by the
electoral vote of Kentucky.
There is no doubt that if it should be
clearly shown that Mr. Taylor, who was
the recognized Governor until the Legis
lature declared that Goebel was the
legal Governor, had anything to do with
the assassination of Gov. Goebel, or that
any one of the other members of the Tay
lor administration had a hand in the
murder, the Republican vote in Kentucky
would be greatly reduced. If, on the
other hand, no evidence should be pro
duced connecting the Republican officials
with the crime, the chances are that the
Republican ticket would poll a big vote.
There Is no particular reason why the
Goebel trial 9 should influence voters
greatly one way or the other, but it
seems to be agreed that they will. There
is deep feeling throughout the state over
the Goebel assassination, and the feeling
is connected with politics. That is why
it is, probably, that it i® believed that the
result of the trial® will have a very great
effect on the election in the state.
It would seem as if the fact that Mr.
Taylor refuses to return to Kentucky and
plead to the indictment that has been
found against him would hurt his party.
Hi® excuse, is that he cannot have a fair
trial. His plan is probably to remain in
Indiana until the trial of Powers and
others shows what evidence the state has.
If he discovers that it has no evidence
egnin3t him, he will return and demand a
trial, but If it appears that there are wit
nesses against him—witnesses whose tes
timony would be sufficient to secure his
conviction—he will remain away from the
state. But if he stays out of the state
the great majority of the people of Ken
tucky will interpret his action as a con
fession of guilt. In that ease. If the trials
are to influence the election, the Repub
lican party will lose many votes.
The philosophy of the 16 to 1 declaration
in the Kansas City platform, as stated
by Mr. Bryan to Julian Hawthorne in an
interview, is as follows: 'Tf the plank
were not specific, it would seem as if we
were afraid to draw attention to it, and
the people would have a right to distrust.
It would be a loss and not a gain to
smooth it over. We should appeal to the
nation on the assurance of what we l>e
lieve, not on a doubt whether we believe
it or not. If we were to abandon one
principle to please doubters there would
be no confidence, though we might not
abandon others; but if we are true to ull
of them, then we shall have tho trust of
the people, irrespective of difference as
According lo fr. Richard Harding
Davis, we Americans have formed an
erroneous opinion respecting the Boers.
He says they are simple, kind-eyed, brave,
generous, noble-minded, religious, gentle
und immeasurably polite. They have in
variably lifted their hats to Mr. Davis
when lie passed, und on their trains the
conductors have touched their caps when
asking for his ticket and said, "Thank
you,” when Ihoy had got it. Possibly the
people were awe-inspired by Mr. Davis'
majestic presence. Other visitors to South
Africa—Julian Ralph among them—have
found the Boers to be very rough In man
ner, ehrewd In trading and unkempt as to
appearance. Mr. Ralph, however, Is mere
ly a good and callable correspondent, while
Mr. Pavl tr a i ■ journalist and lit' .-y
GETTING TIRED OF THE* WAR.
The English people are getting 'very
tired of the war in South Africa. Th?y
cannot understand why Gen. Roberts,
with his great force, does not bring it to
a close at once. The great majority of
those who criticise Gen. Roberts do not,
of course, understand the situation, and
they do not take the trouble to inform
themselves in respect to it. They want
I results quickly, and if they don’t get
j them they blame somebody. It is prob
able Gen. Roberts is doing the very
best that can be done under the circum
stances. He is finding ic extremely diffi
cult to follow the Boers Into their strong
holds in the mountains and win victories.
It is evident, however, that he will have
to accomplish something very soon that
will tend strongly to bring the war to a
close or else ask for reinforcements. His
losses in battle and from sickness are
very great. He lost three thousand men
from June 5 to July 5.
It is said that the English people are
greatly stirred up over the charges that
the sick and wounded are no* receiving
proper attention. Some of the stories that
are printed In the English papers of the
treatment soldiers suffering from typhoid
fever are receiving indicate that a far
worse condition of affairs is prevailing in
the British army hospitals than prevailed
at any time In our armjr hospitals during
the Spanish-American War. Men in all
stages of the disease are crowded to
gether In tents. They are not provided
with beds or with medicines or nurses.
Asa rule, they have nothing in the way
of a bed except a waterproof blanket.
Naturally, the death rate is appalling. It
Is said that the medical corps of the army
is not equipped for dealing with typhoid
fever. Why it is not is one of the things
that will be inquired into at some future
dme. It is stated that the war office was
notified at the very beginning of hostili
ties that if the war lasted a year, or eyen
hix months. there would be a
great deal of typhoid fever among the
soldiers. It is probable that the war of
fice expected that the war would not last
long enough for the soldiers to have a
chance to get sick.
It is not at all surprising that there ie
a gloomy feeling In London. Great Bri
tain has vast Interests in China, and she
ought to take a very prominent part in
Chinese affairs. She would like
to take the lead in suppressing disorders
there, but she cannot do so because of
the extraordinary demands upon her in
And there is nojmmediate prospect of
peace in South Africa if she Insists upon
unconditional surrender by the Boers. It
begins to look as if the Boers could hold
out a good while longer. It is probable
that they will at least hold out until it
becomes apparent what benefit, if any-,
the troubles in China will be to them.
TEDDY A\D HIS HAT.
Gov. Roosevelt's hat. it seems, has got
him into trouble. It is the Rough Rider
hat that he wore to the Philadelphia Con
vention, and which covered his head on
his trip to Oklahoma to attend the Rough
Rider reunion. 11l an interview in the
World, Senator Hanna was quoted as say
ing that Gov. Roosevelt set too much
store by his hat—that as Governor of the
great state of New York It would be far
more dignified in him to wear a silk hat.
According to what appeared in the inter
view. Senator Hanna does not like Gov.
Roosevelt's style of dress generally, and
he thinks that his style In addressing
public audiences could bo greatly im
It is asserted that this sort of talk
hurt Gov. Roosevelt very much. If there
19 anything he is particularly proud of
it is the fact that he is not a dude. He
takes pains to impress the public that he
is not particular about his clothes. There
are those who were mean enough to say
that he wore his Rough Rider hat when
he entered the Philadelphia Convention,
hoping that it would attract attention and
be the means of securing for him a more
hearty reception than he would otherwise
receive. It is doubtful if he hud any such
thought In his mind in keeping his hat
on when he strode down an aisle of the
convention hall. It is a fact, however,
that the hat did good service at the con
Senator Hanna says that the interview
in the World was a fake interview. He
insists that he never commented on Gov.
Roosevelt's hat or found fault with his
style of speech-making. Whether the In
terview was a. fake or not, there seems
to he no doubt that it caused Gov.
Roosevelt a great deal of annoyance. He
likes to be praised, but he cannot stand
adverse criticism. To be condemned in
any particular by Senator Hanna was
almost enough to cause him to make up
his mind to get off the ticket.
The Pittsburg Dispatch calls attention
to a rather curious case in life insurance.
A man under sentence of death for mur
der had a life insurance policy for several
thousand dollars, which he assigned to a
bank. The bank offered to settle with
tho Insurance company for a small dis
count on the face value. The company,
on the ground that the death of the as
sured being decreed by law was certain
to take place, and avowing in addition sen
timental objections to having one of its
policy holders undergo capital punishment,
paid the money and cancelled the policy.
Subsequently the attorneys of the con
demned man secured anew trial and he
was acquitted. What the outcome will be
is rather problematical. It seems to be
the opinion, however, that neither the ex
condemned and ex-assured nor the insur
ance company will do anything, but let
the matter drop. The company has paid
the policy of a man who is still alive, but
It has saved its self-respect, while the
man has won against the insurance com
pany without dying.
It is to be hoped the Oregon's proverbial
luck will not desert her during her trip
to the Japanese dry dock. To get on a
rock and oil again during the typhoon sea
son is in itself a remarkably lucky cir
cumstance. To get to the dock with sev
eral holes in skies and bottom would
strengthen the Impression that the ship
was launched under a star of good for
tune. Something ought to be heard from
her within the next day or two, if she
has made a auccessful run.
It seems that Gov. Roosevelt ts going to
spend the remainder of his terra as Gov
ernor of New York In campaigning for
the Republican party, not only in his own
slate, but in various parts of the country.
That being the cam., the New York Dem
ocrats have a good reason for calling upon
him to resign.
A feature of the Paris Exposition is the
Dahomey village. It is said that a few days
ago a “colonial fete’* was given, during
which the savages and semi-savages from
Dahomey, Madagascar, Indo-China and
the South Sea Islands were given liquor
to drink and permitted to celebrate in
their own peculiar mariners. The Da
homey savages, it is said, became so in
flamed with absinthe, brandy arid other
liquors, and with religious frenzy, that
after the spectators had withdrawn they
made n human sacrifice of a child, after
atrocious rites. Many of the exposition
visitors probabjy regret that they were
not permitted to witness the spectacle.
If Mr. Bryan could manage to get
Webster Davis and George Fred Williams
within comrxHjnd of barbed wire, the
country would feel gratified.
—ln Alabama three men nominated for
state officers on the Populist ticket have
declined to run. Theee are Rev. S. M.
Adams for tiovernor, A. G. Drake lor
state treasurer and John H. Porter for
superintendent of education.
—Among the many presents sent to
Lord Roberts, one which' is said to have
pleased him much was a case of Passover
cakes forwarded by the Jews of London,
li was sent at Easter time, and his ac
knowledgment of the gift has just been
—The Rev. William T. Hobart who is
in Tien Tsin, China, as a Methodist mis
sionary, first w*nt to China in 1831. For
rive years he was in charge of the station
at Pekin, and f r the five fo.lowing years
held the position of prrs ding eld?r. In
IBb2 he return'd to the United States, but
went again to China in 1533.
—Michael Esdias Bernier, who will take
the place of Sir Henri Jcly in the Domin
ican Cab.net as Minister of Internal Reve
nues, is one of the most prominent law
yers in the province of Quebec. He was
elected to the House in ISB2, and has
been returned at every successive election
since. He is considered a clever and saga
cious public man, who will he an acquisi
tion to Sir Wilfrid Laurier’s cabinet.
—Richard Croker’s neighbors in his En
glish home in Berkshire have a genuine
liking for him anf| are disgusted at the
attacks made upon him recently by a
London newspaper. To them he is a very
quiet, unassuming man, friendly, hospi
table and charitable, and so lacking in
obtrusiveness that they have to seek his
companionship. They say that they know
and care nothing for his political rela
tions in this country.
—Mofakhamed-Dowleh is to be the rep
resentative of Persia at Washington. He
is a Persian of Persians, born at Tabriz
in 185*. He entered upon military life
when he was 11 years of age. In time he
came to tho command of a regiment of
guards and whs aid-de-camp to the
Prince Heritor, the present Shah of Per
sia. He held these posts until 1882. when
he was raised to the rank of colonel. The
following year he was taken on the staff
of tho Minister of Foreign Affairs.
—The Retort Courteous—‘‘Excuse me,
sir, but have you a corkscrew about you?”
''Sir! Do I look like a man who opens
bottles?” "Well, no; you don’t. You look
more like a man who empties them.”
Cleveland Plain Dealer.
—A Considerate Offer.—Employer—"l
think I'll have to let you go: there isn't
much to do around here,but you don't even
seem able to do that.—Office Boy—Well,
suppose you -pay me half wages, and I’ll
stay home until you really need me.-Chi
—Up-to-Date Decoration.—"Ma, haven’t
we got an old doorplate or an old brass
knocker somewhere around the house?"
"What do you want with it, daughter?”
“Why, ma, I need some kind of a stun
ning gimcrack to wear on the brack of my
—Mrs. Brown—" What awful times we
are likely to have in China. There’s no
telling how many thousands of people
will he killed and how many other thou
sands will suiter from want. Mrs. Green
—And just as like as not tea will go up
to a dollar a pound I—Boston Transcript.
—"What makes the Armless Wonder so
surly this morning?” asked the living
skeleton of the Fat Lady. "The Snake
Charmer got him to go and have his for
tune told, and after he had paid his fee
at the door he discovered that the. for
tuneteller was a palmist.”—Baltimore
—A Fourth of July Dinner—" Have you
ordered dinner, sir?” asked the waiter.
"This isn’t dinner," said the man who is
nothing if not patriotic. “I beg your par
don-luncheon." "It isn’t luncheon either.
This is a Fourth of July celebration. 1
want you 10 bring me some red snapper,
some white perch, and some bluetish."—
The New Orleans Picayune (Dem.) says:
"That the American people are in favor
of territorial expansion is scarcely to be
doubted, but they are opposed to the ac
quisition, by force or otherwise, of ex
tensive regions in Asia, Australasia and
Polynesia, populated by all sorts of non
descript races, utterly unlit to become cit
izens and equal participants in the con
trol of American free institutions. The
deliverance by the convention on this all
important matter is the strongest and
ablest expression made on the subject,
and it must commend itself to a large
body of the patriotic American people. If
an admirable declaration of principle can
accomplish anything in forwarding the
Interests of the Democratic party in the
presidential canvass, it surely deserves
The Springfield (Mass.) Republican
(Ind.) says: "Only two governments can
oopo with the Chinese situation, as It
should be, In a short time, and they are
Russia and Japan. Of the two, Japan un
doubtedly could land many more troops
in China in a fortnight, than Russia could,
hence Japan should be told lo go ahead
like lightning. When Russia, Germany
and France checked Japan at the end of
tho late war with China, and prevented
her from assuming a leadership in the re
generation of the Chinese empire, they
opened tho way.to Just such a situation
as now confronts the world. The spec
tacle of the European Powers Jealously
watching each other while the Armenians
were massacred is being repeated farther
to the East.”
The New Y'ork Tribune says: "History
records no more dreadful episode than
the sacrificing of more than a thousand
men, women and children to the fury of
a mob of demons because of international
jealousies and rivalries. Rather than let
Japan get a foothold in Chino the lega
tions were left to their fate. It Is a re
proach that Christian Powers will not
easily nor soon escape.”
The Houston ’ (Tex.) Post (Dem.) says:
“The more you read the Democratic plat
form of 19U0 the more it stands forth dis
tinctly in the mind's eye as the üblest
and clearest presentation of political
prlneiples and five issues of any similar
document promulgated during the present
Told by a Delegate.
Discussing Cuban affairs at the Philadel
phia convention, one of the early delegates
told a story wnich illustrates the attitude
of the imperialists in the Philippines, as
well as in Cuba, says the Balt Lake
A man who was crossing a covered
bridge one night came across a fellow' tied
to n post and all but insensible.
“What are you doing here?” he asked.
"Why. some robbers got me, tied me to
this post, took all the money I had, except
S3O in my inside pocket, aixi ran away.”
“Did you holler?”
“Yes, I hollered like thunder, but no
body heard me."
“Sure nobody heard you?"
“And can’t get away."
“No, I’m tied fast; I can t get away."
“Well," said the man who was crossing
the bridge, “if that’s the case I guess I’ll
take that. S3O myself.”
And that is how these advocates of im
perialism and its golden opportunities be
have when they get into our insular ao
quisitions. Whatever Alphonso left Mc-
A Good Story of Grant Allen.
The late Grant Allen, whose illustrious
career as a writer will still be fresh in
the minds of our readers, stated that he
became a story writer without knowing it,
says the Golden Penny. He was a scien
tist who added to the literature of fact:*.
One day ho wrote an article for a popu
lar magazine upon the impossibility of
knowing that one had seen a ghost, even
if one saw one. discussions of this sort
being the recreation of scientific writers.
For convenience sake, and to make the
moral clearer, he threw the argument in
to the narrative form, but without the
slightest idea that he was writing a story.
It was published under the title; “Our
Scientific Observations on a Gho6t."
Immediately the editor wrote for another
“story” of a like character. Being a jour
nalist. Mr. Allen accepted an order for
anything, and sent back a blood-curdling
tale about a mummy.
Not caring to let the world know that
he was trifling with fiction, he veiled the
author’s identity under the pen name, “J.
But presently Mr. Wilson had so many
orders for tales that he monopolized Mr.
Allen’s desk and hit? income exceeded that
of the scientist; and so Mr. Wilson be
came Grant Allen and known to ail the
The committee rooms of Senator Platt
of New York and Fairbanks of Indiana
adjoin each other, pays the Washington
Post, but Mr. Platt’s room has to be pass
ed before Mr. Fairbanks’ can be reached.
The other afternoon there was a contin
uous stream of visitors to Mr. Fairbanks,
and each visitor naturally asked Senator
Platt’s clerk if Mr. Fairbanks was in hia
room. The questions were courteously
answered ot first, but by the time the
ninety-ninth caller had interrupted the
clerk in his work, the latter vowed he
would not be courteous any longer.
So, while he hammered away at his type
writer, a thin, piping voice floated over
the clerk’s head: “Is Senator Fairbanks
in his room?" The clerk did not even
raise his head.
“I don’t know'," he remarked gruffiy,
hammering away, “and I don’t give a
whether he is or not. If you want *o
know go and look for yourself.
“All right,” came in a thin, piping tone,
and a figure passed by the clerk. Then he
looked up and saw the venerable Senator
Hear of Massachusetts
The clerk was paralyzed. He waited un
til Mr. Hoar reappeared, and then ho was
profuse in his apologies and explanations.
“Never mind," said Mr. Hoar, "under the
circumstances your language would have
been, proper even if addressed to the pres
ident of tho United States."
A Coin Trick.
A young man from a wholesale house
down on the river front presented a check
at one of the banks the other day, says
the Boston Herald, and while the money
was being counted out, amused himself
by balancing coins on the narrow edge
of the paying teller's window. Finally
he performed an astonishing feat. He
first balanced a silver dollar so it stood
upon edge, then placed a half-dollar edge
to edge on top of it, and completed the
pyramid with a bright new quarter. His
manipulation as he deposited the coins
one on the other was beautifully delicate,
and the spectacle of all three standing
without support made the teller's eye
protrude from their sockets.
"Why, that’s perfectly amazing!” he ex
claimed, "I wouldn't have believed it
could be done!" The other attaches look
ed and marveled.
“It takes a steady nerve to do it,” said
the young man, carelessly, and sweeping
the coins with a dextrous grab, he drop
ped them into his pocket, picked up his
money and strolled out. It was not a
busy hour and after he was gone all
hands began balancing silver, or, rather,
trying to. The thing was as fascinating
as the old “pigs in clover” puzzle, be
( ause one could come so near without do
ing it. Nearly everybody succeeded in
balancing the first dollar and a few man
aged to poise the 50-cent pieces for an
infinitesimal breathless instant, but it
always fell down again, and that was as
far along as any one could get. For an
hour or so there was silver all over the
floor, and the bookkeeper had to make
good a dollar that rolled into a crack.
Next day the dextrous young man saun
tered in with another check.
"We were all try that balance trick of
yours yesterday," remarked the teller as
he handed over the bills, “but none of us
could do it. You're right, when you say
it takes steady nerves.”
"Yes,” replied the young man. grinning;
"and it’s also facilitated by a little shoe
maker’s wax on the edge of the coins,"
Clara M. Greene in Portland (Me.) Press.
I stood to-day in a schoolhouse old.
Where my young steps were light and
Through summer's heat, and winter’s
And all my fife was yet to he.
There were bashful girls and beardless
And dog-eared books all scattered
And the master's likeness drawn with
On a slate with the corners broken
I stood and ail those careless days.
O'er my worn heart came drifting
The songful ease, the lightsome ways.
Which in all after years we lack.
Oh. the early loves, and the laughing
The innocent idyls without alloy!
Oh, the angel in pantlets and curls.
Beloved by me—and that other boy!
Ah, the way she. balanced between us
Comes back with harrowing force to
For the true proportions of bliss, ’tls
Are never wrought out by the "rule of
Well, we know of nuts by the empty
And never the bed of a brook so dry.
But the smoothness of its stones will tell
Of the stream that used to go rush
I take my place among those that were,
Content to feel I have had my hour;
The bud is rosy and sweet ana fair,
But the fruit comes only after the
Romance and history aye repeat,
And love and voulh sustain no loss,
For another git! sits In that angel's seat,
And two other boj; throw billets
ITEM* OF INTEREST.
—ln Siberia acetylene gas is largely used
to light up various operations along the
line where work is carried on at night.
—lt is reported a high-speed electric
railway ie to be built between Brussels
and Antwerp, a distance of twenty-eight
—Railway authorities of the Mexican
government have been ordered to use cer
tain safety appliances. All the passenger
cars must be so equipped before the end
—ln Manchuria the harbor of Port Ar
thur is to be excavated and anew harbor
is to be built. The present channel will
also be made deeper. Dredging will be
done by hydraulic dredges.
-Forty-one gas engines using blast-fur
nace gas are working in Germany, the to
tal horse potver aggregating 21.950. The
horse power of such engines in Belgium is
3,700, France 3,250 and England 2,060.
—Cables have been laid from Cape Town
to St. Helena, and from 6t. Helena to
the Ascension islands, and from there to
St. Vincent, consequently there is a com
plete cable route to South Africa by way
of Maoe.ta and St. Vincent.
—The sea serpent Is appearing on the
New England coast. Thu? fascinating rep
tile always does appear upon the advent
of the summer excursionist. Scientists
have sized him down to nothing more or
less than a common giant eel. which Is
out of his bailiwick in this pert of the
—A company formed by English and
American capitalists is about to build the
largest wood-pulp plant in the world at
Grand Fail*. New Brunswick. The works
are to cost $6.00-0.000. and they will be ca
pable of turning out 5,500 tons of white
newspaper, 225 tons of ground wood pulp,
and 175 tons of sulphite pulp daily.
—ln Florence the ninth volume of “Le
Opere dl Galileo Galilei" was recently
published, and shows that he had an ex
cellent appreciation for Italian literature.
The six volumes include an addree** which
he nade on the topography and configura
tion of “Inferno." This was delivered
before the Florentine Academy' of Sci
—Alloys used In Japanese bronzes con
tain a large percentage of lead, which im
proves the patina. The following are
the constituent elements of three kinds
of modern Japanese bronze: 1. Copper,
81.62 per cent.; tin. 4.61 per cent; lead. 10.21
per cent. Copper, 76.60; tin, 4.28; zinc, 6.53;
lead, 11.88. 3. Copper, 88.55;; tin, 2.42; zinc,
3.20, and lead, 4.72 per cent. Sometimes
a little antimony is added just before cast
—Mexico is considering the advisability
of adopting a standard system of reckon
ing time. At present Mexico has an offi
cial time, computed at the capital and
telegraphed to various parts of the repub
lic. That time differs from Greenwich
six and one-half hours. It Is the time
adopted by the railroads and telegraph
lines, but in many parts of Mexico, es
pecially in places not in telegraphic com
munication with the rest of the world,
local time prevails.
—The Nome Gold Digger of May 21.
which Is printed in red ink, announces the
arrival of the whaling bark Alexander,
the first ship to reach Nome City in eight
months. It also contains a number of
breezy items, which do not reveal any
signs of commercial stagnation In the
new gold country. For instance: "Tacks
have advanced to $8 a pound; eggs to $2
a dozen, though efforts have been mnde
to raise the price to $2.50. There are plen
ty of them. Ham was long since out."
The Gold Digger sells for 25 cents a copy.
—A corporation has applied to Congress
for permission to lay underground pipes
in the streets of Washington. D. C., for
the purpose of distributing cool air
through the business buildings and resi
dences of the city. The scheme provides
for the erection of a refrigerating plant
at some central point, from which cold atr
will be pumped for distribution through
the’system of pipes. The flow of cold air
will be regulated in a manenr somewhat
similar to the measurement of gas, and
can be turned on the same as hot air is
turned on from a furnace.
—Andrew Sundheimer, a butcher of Wa
bash, Ind., is deploring the loss of a ten
dollar bill, which he unwittingly devoured.
Mr. Sundheimer is an inveterate toba.-co
chewer, using plug exclusively. He car
ried his supply in the right hip pocket
of his trousers, and last week, having tak
en in a ten-dollar bank note, he thrust it
down alongside the plug of tobacco. The
weather was warm. Sundheimer perspired
freely, and the tobacco becoming soft, the
bill adhered closely to the plug. Every
time Sundheimer took a chew he bit off
and masticated part of the note. The color
of the bill resembling that of the tobacco
and adhering as closely as though it were
part of the leaf, Sundheimer Chewed up
half his plug before he remembered the
—For several years Prof. Omorl has
studied the subject of earthquake meas
urement in a brick building, says Nature.
One of Prof. Ewing's horizontal pendu
lum seismographs was fixed near the top
of an external wail of the Engineering
College at Tokio, while another was erect
ed on the ground below. During the
years 1894-’!)s ten moderate earthquakes
were recorded, and it was found that if
the earthquakes consisted of compara
tively slow vibrations (say above half a
second in duration) the motion was prac
tically the same in both places; but If of
quick-period vibrations the motion of the
top of the wall was about twice as great
as that of the ground. Prof. Omori no
tices that, with destructive earthquakes,
the damage of two-storied buildings is
generally confined to the upper story.
—Prof. Herman V. Hilprecht, the Baby
lonian explorer, who in the spring of this
year went to the East to superintend the
excavations of the University of Pennsyl
vania. describes in a letter just received
the important results of his journey. He
says: "The results of our researches ex
ceed everything that has so far been
known about Babylon. We found the great
temple library and priest school of Nip
pur, which had been destroyed by the
Elamites 228 R. C. The library consists
of 10,OK) volumes written on stones. Hnd
covering the emire theological, astronom
ical, linguistic ami mathematical knowl
edge of those days. We also unearthed
a collection of letters and biographies, de
ciphered the inscriptions of many newly
discovered tombstones and monuments anil
espied, finally, best of all, 5,000 official doc
uments of Inestimable value to the stu
dent of ancient history. The net result
of our Journey consists so far of 2S uuu a 'on e
—Almost ull of man's inventions have
been foreshadowed by nature, says the
New York World. The hypodermic syr
inge with which tho physician Injects
morphine into a patient's arm has its
counterpart in the sting of a bee The
tunnel-borer is an adaptation of the work
of the teredo, or ship-worm. The prin
ciple of the balloon is found In certain
fishes. The paper-making industry Is
paralleled in the building of a wasp’s
nest. In the mechanism of a man's hotly
there are Joints and levers similar to
those used In engines. The automatic
oiling of surfaces which rub together In
an engine is on the same plan ns the lu
brication of joints in our bodies. Man's
nervous system resembles the telegraph
In Its mode of working. The ball-bear
ings of a bicycle or automobile are not so
very dlsstmilsr to the bail-joints of hit
man hips and shoulders. The principle
of the lever was foreshadowed In t|,e
ijvng bones of tho human body.
Jos. A. Magnus & Cos.,
HOTEL NORIVi ANDIE,
BKOADW Ai & 38TH STB., NEW YORK.
ABSOLUTELY Flftjjj PROOF.
COOLEST HOTEL IN 'TEW YORK CITY
Located in the liveliest and most inter
esting part of the city; twenty principal
places of amusement within five minuted
-walk of the hotei
CHARLES A. ATKINS & CO.
Summer Resort—Ocean Hotel. Aebury
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 livery; 45 miles turnpike
roads on top of ridge; large ball room,
band and other amusements. Postofllc©
and telegraph in hotel. Opens July i.
Write for leaflet and rates to
Green Park Hotel’Co., Green Park. N. C.
Finest Location in
hear Mineral Springe and Hatha,
OPEN JUNE TO NOVEMBER. ROOMB
EN SUITE, WITH BATHS.
GEO. A. FARIN’HAM, Prop.
White Sulphur Springs Hotel,
WAYXESVILLE, X. 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 AND BATHS,
LITHIA SPRINGS, OK
This well-known and popular resort is now
open. All modern equipment. Cuisine and
service unexcelled. Write for illustrated
pamphlet. JAS. K. HICKKY, Propr.
Al*o Kimball House, Atlanta. G*.
IN THE GREAT NORTH WOOIW.
HOTEL DEL MONTE,
SARANAC LAKIi, N. V.
OPENS JUNK 25. under entirely new manage
merit; newly furnNhcd and renovated tbrougb
out; table 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.
ROCKY RIVER SPRINGS,
Stanly County, N. C.
Open June 1.
Finest mineral water. Table supplied
with the best. Band of music. Daily
mail. ’Phone connections with ell adjoin
ing towns. Climate unsurpisaed. Touilftt
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 White Sulphur Springs,
Representative resort of the South. Open
June 15. $40,000 in improvements. New
sewerage, plumbing, lights, private baths
and toilets. Orchestra of 16 pieces. Fam
ous Sulphur baths. New 9-hole golf
course, 2,700 yards. Professional In charge.
Write for illustrated booklet. HARRING
TON milks. Manager.
CATSKILL MOUNTAIN HOUSE.
July daily rat*-* $3. Unsurpassed scen
ery. Railway fare reduced. Station*, Oil a
Summit and Kaeterskill.
CHA6. & GEO. H. BEACH. Mgr*.
Catsktll, N. Y.
SEA GIRT, INKW JERSEY.
Beach House, right on the beach Al
ways cool. Fine accommodations. Dining
room service first-riass. Rates reasona
ble. Send for booklet. Sea Girt Is the
first stop made on the coast by express
trains from Philadelphia to Anbury Fark
and Bong Branch. COAST COMPANY.
On Knoxville and Bristol Railroad, five
miles west of Tate’s, at the base of Clinch
mountains; one of the most delightful re
sorts of East Tennessee. Lithia, sulphur
and chalybeate water. Reasonable rate*.
Address Miss C. CROZIER, Lithia, Grain
ger county, Tennessee.
GRAND ATLANTIC HOTEL,
Virginia ave and Beach,Atlantic City.N.J.
sth year. Most central location; highest
elevation, overlooking ocean; 350 beautiful
rooms, many with baths. The term* are
reasonable. Write for booklet. Hotel coach
es meet nil trains. CHARLES E. COPE.
MELROSE, NEW YORK.—7B Madison
Avenue, corner 28th st. Rooms with or
without board. Rooms with board IT per
week; $1.25 per day and upwards. Send for
WOOD AND STEEL
Hooks of All Kinds
urn Mr as.
113 BROUGHTON STREET, WEST.
Soda Water, Ice Cream and Sherbets
made of Ihe beat fruit and cream by
professional dispenser. Sent to uny part
of the city. Sunday, orders solicit l "
Cream and sherbets 5 cents.
DON M ELLY PHARMACY.
Phono No. rn. No. LI Liberty at.